Science fiction (Novelty)

The Destroyer

The Destroyer


Tara Isabella Burton

ISBN: 9780765389404
Year of publication: 2016

Tara Isabella Burton THE DESTROYER I. Long before my mother destroyed the world, her experiments were quieter, more contained. They did not obliterate continents. They did not rack up the dead. She began as a domestic researcher in the household of an Umbrian merchant, engineering fish with mirrored scales. She told me how he loved to see his own face reflected, one and then a thousand and then another hundred times how he filled the fountains with so many that there was no room to breathe or ...

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Phoresis

Phoresis


Greg Egan

ISBN: 9781596068674
Year of publication: 2018

Greg Egan PHORESIS PART ONE 1 Freya walked slowly across the ice, using her rake to scrape aside the thin cover of dirt and crystalline powder, peering down into the translucent slab below for any sign of a slender rootlet struggling to force its way out into the air. Something dark and linear caught her eye, about a hands breadth deep. She stopped walking and squatted down for a closer look, then she took her pick and swung it into the ice. Once the surface shattered it was impossible to see ...

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The Girl with the Scarab Necklace

The Girl with the Scarab Necklace


Tyro Vogel

ISBN: 9781370902033
Year of publication: 2014

Tyro Vogel THE GIRL WITH THE SCARAB NECKLACE Who is Mr. Sherlock Holmes In the year 1903 I was honorably discharged from the army, and Uncle Sam sent me back home to rub shoulders with all the other out-of-work boys roaming the streets. I got lucky: a buddy of mine got me a job at the port. Night shifts. Mine was a sad lot: night after night of back-breaking work, only to give half of my 1.50 a week pay for a room uglier than the rats Id shared it with. The rest of the money Id wisely spent on ...

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Exhalation: Stories

Exhalation: Stories


Ted Chiang

ISBN: 9781101947883
Year of publication: 2019

Ted Chiang EXHALATION STORIES TO MARCIA The Merchant and the Alchemists Gate O mighty Caliph and Commander of the Faithful, I am humbled to be in the splendor of your presence a man can hope for no greater blessing as long as he lives. The story I have to tell is truly a strange one, and were the entirety to be tattooed at the corner of ones eye, the marvel of its presentation would not exceed that of the events recounted, for it is a warning to those who would be warned and a lesson to those ...

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Alien Space Tentacle Porn

Alien Space Tentacle Porn


Peter Cawdron

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Year of publication: 2015

Peter Cawdron ALIEN SPACE TENTACLE PORN Chapter 01: Tentacles Damn, it feels as though someones jabbed an ice pick behind my right eye. Slowly, my eyes flicker open. Im in a hospital. The walls are an indifferent shade of green. There are bars on the windows and a bathroom to one side. Worn linoleum curls up from the floor, making a backsplash reaching almost a foot in height. I feel naked, even though Im dressed in a thin cotton hospital gown. The bed Im on smells old and musty. My feet rest on ...

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Bunker 10

Bunker 10


J A Henderson

ISBN: 9780992856175
Year of publication: 2019

J A Henderson BUNKER 10 For Willie Schmidt What if you went back in time and killed your grandmother before she gave birth to your mother The problem is obvious: if you kill your grandmother then your mother would never have been born, and you would never have been born if you were never born, you could never go back in time, and so you could not kill your grandmother. This conundrum, known as the Grandmother Paradox, is often thought sufficiently potent to rule out time travel to the past ...

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Gut Feelings

Gut Feelings


Peter Watts

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Year of publication: 2019

Peter Watts. Gut Feelings They cant quite get the bloodstains off the pavement. Not for want of trying. Not that they arent trying still. Its been a good twenty minutes fifteen since the ambulance has been and gone and the bots and drones are still at it, rotary brushes scrubbing at a blur, nozzles spritzing iridescent chemicals onto the sidewalk. But the cement is just too porous, or the blood is just too stubborn, or Googles custodial drones just dont live up to the ad copy. Out, damned ...

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The Lowest Heaven

The Lowest Heaven


Alastair Reynolds
Kaaron Warren
Kameron Hurley
E J Swift
Adam Roberts
Sophia McDougall

ISBN: 9780957169692
Year of publication: 2013

THE LOWEST HEAVEN EDITORS Anne C. Perry Jared Shurin IMAGES National Maritime Museum COVER Joey Hi-Fi To curiosity big and little c INTRODUCTION It should come as no surprise that the relationship between astronomy and science fiction has always been a close one. After all, even in the Space Age, the nearest most of us will get to experiencing the wonders of deep space for ourselves is through the medium of books, films and television and perhaps, if were lucky, virtual reality too. Modern ...

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Imagining Liberty: Volume 1

Imagining Liberty: Volume 1


Geoffrey Allan é
J P Medved
Matthew Alexander
Ahmed Khalifa
Michael DiBaggio
Jack McDonald Burnett
Alyssa Altadonna
Claude David
Oliver Fisher
Jaylan Phoenix
William Alan Ritch
Wendy Rodriguez
Richard Walsh

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Year of publication: 2016

IMAGINING LIBERTY VOLUME 1 Edited by Geoffrey Allan Plauch, J.P. Medved, Matthew Alexander From the Editors This anthology is the result of a short story contest run as a collaboration between the Libertarian Fiction Authors association LFA and Students for Liberty SFL. It couldnt have happened without the hard work of our fellow editors, the generous donations of LFA members for prize money, and the promotion and organizational help of SFL. Additionally, a wide variety of other people and ...

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The Wandering Earth: Classic Science Fiction Collection

The Wandering Earth: Classic Science Fiction Collection


Liu Cixin

ISBN: 9781489502858
Year of publication: 2013

Liu Cixin THE WANDERING EARTH CLASSIC SCIENCE FICTION COLLECTION Translator: Holger Nahm Editor: Kim Fout, Verbena C.W. The Wandering Earth CHAPTER 1 The Reining Age Ive never seen the night, nor seen a star Ive seen neither spring, nor fall, nor winter. I was born at the end of the Reining Age, just as the Earths rotation was coming to a final halt. The Reining lasted for 42 years, three years longer than the Unity Government had projected. My mother once told me about the time our family ...

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The Very Best of the Best

The Very Best of the Best


Peter Watts
Carrie Vaughn
Stephen Baxter
Pat Cadigan
Elizabeth Bear
Nancy Kress
Michael Swanwick
Ian McDonald
Robert Charles Wilson
Charles Stross
Daryl Gregory
James Patrick Kelly
Alastair Reynolds
Gwyneth Jones
Paul McAuley
Greg Egan
Kage Baker
John Kessel
Eleanor Arnason
Kathe Koja
Ian R MacLeod
Robert Reed
Lavie Tidhar
JAMES S A COREY
Maureen McHugh
Yoon Ha Lee
Ken Liu
David Moles
John Barnes
Adam Roberts
Allen M Steele
Aliette de Bodard
Rich Larson
Indrapramit Das
R S Benedict
Carter Scholz
Ray Nayler
Sam J Miller
Gardner R Dozois
Sarah Monette

ISBN: 9781250296191
Year of publication: 2019

THE VERY BEST OF THE BEST 35 YEARS OF THE YEARS BEST SCIENCE FICTION Edited by Gardner Dozois Time that is intolerant Of the brave and innocent, And indifferent in a week To a beautiful physique, Worships language and forgives Everyone by whom it lives. W. H. AUDEN acknowledgments Id like to thank all the people who have helped me assemble these volumes over the years Susan Casper, Sean Swanwick, and Vaughne Lee Hanson for technical support too many authors and editors to list and thanks to my ...

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Dangerous People

Dangerous People


Ursula K Le Guin

ISBN: 9781598536058
Year of publication: 2019

Ursula K. Le Guin DANGEROUS PEOPLE Brian Attebery, editor DANGEROUS PEOPLE By Arravna Chapter One NOBODY KNOWS WHY the house named Hardcinder stands by itself on a rise of slaggy basalt, inside the curve of the other houses of that arm of the town.1 Maybe at some time they enlarged the common place of Telina2 but left the old house standing the way it does, sticking out into the common or maybe some hard-headed people built the house there on the common because they wanted a foundation of rock. ...

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No Way

No Way


S J Morden

ISBN: 9780316522212
Year of publication: 2019

S. J. Morden ONE WAY In grateful memory of Professor Colin Pillinger 19432014 1 Internal memo: Mars Base One Mission Control to Bruno Tiller 11102048 transcribed from paper-only copy We have been unable to contact MBO for twenty-four 24 hours. MBO appears undamaged. The hi-gain antenna appears undamaged, but the carrier signal is absent. The DV Descent Vehicle is also undamaged, and does emit a carrier wave. We have attempted to contact MBO routing through the DV, but the link is non-responsive. ...

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One Way

One Way


S J Morden

ISBN: 9780316522182
Year of publication: 2018

S. J. Morden ONE WAY In grateful memory of Dr David W Collinson 19272007 orbitbooks.net orbitshortfiction.com 1 Internal memo: Gerardo Avila, Panopticon, to Data Resources, Panopticon, 1022046 We are seeking inmates who fit the following profile: serving either an indeterminate life sentences or a fixed-term sentences that extend beyond the inmates natural life-span. has had a prolonged period 5 years of no contact with anyone on the outside: this includes, but is not exclusive to, family, ...

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Another War

Another War


Simon Morden

ISBN: 9781845838522
Year of publication: 2011

Simon Morden ANOTHER WAR For my own little horrors, without whom Id get so much more done, but nothing would be worth doing. Chapter One Thacker would normally have flirted with the nurse. She was neat in her blue uniform, a white belt accentuating her hourglass figure. Perhaps she would have expected it of him, also in uniform, pips on his shoulder, a lean strength about him that told of experience and confidence. Today wasnt the moment. He felt uncomfortable and hurried. He wasnt the sort of ...

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