Science fiction (Novelty)

Aftermath

Aftermath


Charles Sheffield

ISBN: 0553378937
Year of publication: 1998

Aftermath by Charles Sheffield PROLOGUE From the secret diary of Oliver Guest. Entry date: June 14, 2026 The day I died: July 6, 2021. I remember it like yesterday. I woke up a little after seven, though it might be more accurate to say that in the final night of dreams I never slept. Sometimes I was with my darlings, all my darlings. They were the same age at the same time, as they had never been in life. They would be fourteen years old forever. I would see to that. But I traveled into ...

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Coalescent

Coalescent


Stephen Baxter

ISBN: 057507423
Year of publication: 2003

Coalescent by Stephen Baxter To Neil, Ann, Katherine, Anna, and Clare Baines ONE Chapter 1 I have come to stay in Amalfi. I cant face going back to Britain not yet and to be here is a great relief after the swarming strangeness I encountered in Rome. Ive taken a room in a house on the Piazza Spirito Santo. There is a small bar downstairs, where I sit in the shade of vine leaves and drink Coke Light, or sometimes the local lemon liqueur, which tastes like the sherbet-lemon boiled sweets I used ...

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Vertigo

Vertigo


Bob Shaw

ISBN: 0441861709
Year of publication: 1979

Vertigo by Bob Shaw To Chris Priest counsellor and friend. one The drive to Chivenor had been long and tiring. As it had progressed the pain in Hassons back had grown worse, and with the pain had come a steady deterioration of his mood. At first there had been stray misgivings, hints of sadness which anybody might have felt on passing through a series of towns and villages where all commerce and community life seemed to have been vanquished by the chill grey rains of Match. By the time they had ...

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The Peace Machine

The Peace Machine


Bob Shaw

ISBN: 057503582
Year of publication: 1985

THE PEACE MACHINE by Bob Shaw PROLOGUE My finger rests lightly on the black button. The street beyond this window looks quiet, but I am not deceived for my death lies out there, waiting. I had thought myself prepared to face it, yet now a strange timidity grips me. Having surrendered all claim to life, I am still reluctant to die. The only parallel to this mood in my experience is that of a man whose marriage is failing of such things I can sneak with some authority but who lacks the nerve or ...

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The Time Ships

The Time Ships


Stephen Baxter

ISBN: 0002246090
Year of publication: 1995

Stephen Baxter The Time Ships To my wife Sandra, and the memory of H. G. Editors Note The attached account was given to me by the owner of a small second-hand bookshop, situated just off the Charing Cross Road in London. He told me it had turned up as a manuscript in an unlabeled box, in a collection of books which had been bequeathed to him after the death of a friend the bookseller passed the manuscript on to me as a curiosity You might make something of it knowing of my interest in the ...

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Gravity Wells (Short Stories Collection)

Gravity Wells (Short Stories Collection)


James Alan Gardner

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Year of publication: 0

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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