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Gravity Wells (Short Stories Collection)

Gravity Wells (Short Stories Collection)


James Alan Gardner

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Gravity Wells James Alan Gardner To Algis Budrys and Kim Mohan, who both discovered me Preface In his preface to Three Plays for Puritans, George Bernard Shaw extols the virtues of prefaces and berates Shakespeare for never writing one. I would give half a dozen of Shakespears Shaw had his own unique way of spelling things. Shaw had his own unique way of doing practically everything. plays for one of the prefaces he ought to have written. Far be it from me to take sides in the famous one-sided ...

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A Changeable Market in Slaves

A Changeable Market in Slaves


James Alan Gardner

ISBN: 0060087706
Year of publication: 2005

A Changeable Market in Slaves byJames Alan Gardner In the first day of the Month of the Quill, Slavemonger TPrin finally admitted to himself he was bankrupt. On the first day of the Month of the Quill, Slavemonger TPrin finally admitted to herself she was bankrupt. On the first day of the Festival of Galactic Harmony, Slavemonger TPrin finally admitted to himself that the Avatar of Financial Abundance had not accepted his sacrifice. On the first day of the Month of Joyous Struggle, Mother ...

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A Changeable Market in Slaves

A Changeable Market in Slaves


James Alan Gardner

ISBN: 0060087706
Year of publication: 2005

A Changeable Market in Slaves byJames Alan Gardner In the first day of the Month of the Quill, Slavemonger TPrin finally admitted to himself he was bankrupt. On the first day of the Month of the Quill, Slavemonger TPrin finally admitted to herself she was bankrupt. On the first day of the Festival of Galactic Harmony, Slavemonger TPrin finally admitted to himself that the Avatar of Financial Abundance had not accepted his sacrifice. On the first day of the Month of Joyous Struggle, Mother ...

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The Last Day of the War, with Parrots

The Last Day of the War, with Parrots


James Alan Gardner

ISBN: 0060087706
Year of publication: 2005

The Last Day of the War, with Parrots byJames Alan Gardner It was a sprawl-shot, and this time I was sprawling hips-down on top of a bunker, just behind a hole where something had disintegrated a corner of the roof. When the cameras turned in my direction, I was supposed to lift on my forearms, with my shoulders high enough that every lens got an ample view down my cleavage. I wore a deep scoop-neck blouse, of course, ripped and ragged and thinner than gauze. I wondered if I should make up ...

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Withered Gold, the Night, the Day

Withered Gold, the Night, the Day


James Alan Gardner

ISBN: 0060087706
Year of publication: 2005

Withered Gold, the Night, the Day byJames Alan Gardner The vampire Rogasz had taken to carrying a knife when he walked the streets on his hunt. It was not for protection it was to slash the faces of his victims as they lay drained of blood, to cut them for being so stupid. Stupid, stupid, stupid he screamed at them... and sometimes witnesses heard his cries, drunks hidden under piles of trash or street kids waiting to turn tricks in darkened doorways. The witnesses sold their accounts to ...

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Identity Theft

Identity Theft


Robert J Sawyer

ISBN: 0889954127
Year of publication: 2008

Identity Theft by Robert J. Sawyer The door to my office slid open. Hello, I said, rising from my chair. You must be my nine oclock. I said it as if I had a ten oclock and an eleven oclock, but I didnt. The whole Martian economy was in a slump, and, even though I was the only private detective on Mars, this was the first new case Id had in weeks. Yes, said a high, feminine voice. Im Cassandra Wilkins. I let my eyes rove up and down her body. It was very good work I wondered if shed had quite so ...

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Kent State Descending the Gravity Well: An Analysis of the Observer

Kent State Descending the Gravity Well: An Analysis of the Observer


James Alan Gardner

ISBN: 0060087706
Year of publication: 2005

Kent State Descending the Gravity Well: An Analysis of the Observer According to the Kerr-Newman model of a rotating black hole, there is a region just outside the event horizon where certain space and time vectors switch properties with each other. This is just mathematics, you understand, merely a quirk of the formulas physically, nothing changes wildly until you get inside the black hole itself, and then who cares what happens Double-deluxe chocolate-chip cookies could spontaneously spring ...

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Illegal Alien

Illegal Alien


Robert J Sawyer

ISBN: 0441005926
Year of publication: 1997

Illegal Alien by Robert J. Sawyer For Justice, though shes painted blind, is to the weaker side inclined. SAMUEL BUTLER 16121680 1 The Navy lieutenant poked his close-cropped head into the aircraft carriers wardroom. Its going to be another two hours, gentlemen. You should really get some sleep. Francis Nobilio, a short man of fifty with wavy hair mixed evenly between brown and gray, was sitting in a vinyl-upholstered metal chair. He was wearing a two-piece dark-blue business suit and a pale ...

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Space

Space


Stephen Baxter

ISBN: 0002257718
Year of publication: 2000

Manifold: Space by Stephen Baxter To my nephew, Thomas Baxter. And Simon Bradshaw and Eric Brown Innumerable Suns exist innumerable earths revolve around these Suns in a manner similar to the way the seven planets revolve around our sun. Living beings inhabit these worlds GIORDANO BRUNO 15481600 If they existed, they would be here. ENRICO FERMI 19011954 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Sections of this novel appeared in substantially different versions in Science Fiction Age magazine and in Moonshots, an ...

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Time

Time


Stephen Baxter

ISBN: 0002257688
Year of publication: 1999

Manifold: Time by Stephen Baxter To two space cadets: My nephew, James Baxter Kent Joosten, NASA Reid Malenfant: You know me. And you know Im a space cadet. You know Ive campaigned for, among other things, private mining expeditions to the asteroids. In fact, in the past Ive tried to get you to pay for such things. Ive bored you with that often enough already, right So tonight I want to look a little farther out. Tonight I want to tell you why I care so much about this issue that I devoted my ...

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Evolution

Evolution


Stephen Baxter

ISBN: 057507342
Year of publication: 2002

Evolution by Stephen Baxter To Sandra, again. And to the rest of us, in hope of long perspectives Judging from the past, we may safely infer that not one living species will transmit its unaltered likeness to a distant futurity. And of the species now living very few will transmit progeny of any kind to a far distant futurity. Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life 1859 Prologue As the plane descended ...

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Icebones

Icebones


Stephen Baxter

ISBN: 038081899
Year of publication: 2002

Icebones by Stephen Baxter To David and Sarah Oliver and Colin Pillinger and the Beagle 2 team Prologue There is a flat, sharp, close horizon, a plain of dust and rocks. The rocks are carved by the wind. Everything is stained rust brown, like dried blood, the shadows long and sharp. This is not Earth. Though the sun is rising, the sky above is still speckled with stars. And in the east there is a morning star: steady, brilliant, its delicate blue-white distinct against the violet wash of the ...

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Longtusk

Longtusk


Stephen Baxter

ISBN: 0380818981
Year of publication: 2000

Longtusk by Stephen Baxter To my niece, Jessica Bourg Prologue A vast sheet of ice sits on the North Pole: immense, brooding, jealously drawing the moisture from the air. Glaciers, jutting from the icecap like claws, pulverize rock layers and carve out fjords and lakes. South of the ice, immense plains sweep around the planet, darkened by herds of mighty herbivores. The ice has drawn so much water from the oceans that the very shapes of the continents are changed. Australia is no island, but is ...

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Silverhair

Silverhair


Stephen Baxter

ISBN: 0061020206
Year of publication: 1999

Silverhair by Stephen Baxter To Sandra, and the Calves of Probos Acknowledgments My research for this book took me to the Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe the Chobe National Park, Botswana the George C. Page Museum at the Rancho La Brea tar pits, Los Angeles County the Natural History Museum, London and the National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C. Im indebted to Eric Brown for reading the manuscript, and for feedback to Dr. Adrian Lister of the Department of Biology, University ...

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Starfish

Starfish


Peter Watts

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Peter Watts Starfish For Susan Oshanek, on the off chance that shes still alive. And for Laurie Channer who to my unexpectedly good fortune, definitely is. Prelude: Ceratius The abyss should shut you up. Sunlight hasnt touched these waters for a million years. Atmospheres accumulate by the hundreds here, the trenches could swallow a dozen Everests without burping. They say life itself got started in the deep sea. Maybe. It cant have been an easy birth, judging by the life that remains ...

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