Keywords: exploration

The Frozen Deep

The Frozen Deep


Wilkie Collins

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1999

THE FROZEN DEEP by Wilkie Collins First Scene The Ball-room Chapter 1. The date is between twenty and thirty years ago. The place is an English sea-port. The time is night. And the business of the moment isdancing. The Mayor and Corporation of the town are giving a grand ball, in celebration of the departure of an Arctic expedition from their port. The ships of the expedition are two in numberthe Wanderer and the Sea-mew. They are to sail in search of the Northwest Passage on the next day, with ...

Keywords: Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration -- Fiction England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction Wilderness survival -- Fiction
A Voice in the Night

A Voice in the Night


Jack McDevitt

ISBN: 9781596068810
Year of publication: 2018

Jack McDevitt A VOICE IN THE NIGHT JACK McDEVITT, HISTORY BUILDER By Martin L. Shoemaker In the field of science fiction writinga field that Jack McDevitt has worked in for 37 yearsthey teach us about world building. This is the art of crafting a new world where the story takes place. The world might be almost the same as our own, or wildly different but the authors task is to make the differences believable, consistent, and comprehensible, so the reader can better understand the challenges that ...

Keywords: Aliens Collection Colonization contact Exploration starship
The Final Frontier

The Final Frontier


Peter Watts
Carrie Vaughn
Elizabeth Bear
Nancy Kress
Michael Swanwick
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Michael Bishop
James Patrick Kelly
Gwyneth Jones
Genevieve Valentine
Greg Egan
Jay Lake
Tobias S Buckell
Ken Liu
An Owomoyela
Vandana Singh
Sean McMullen
Carter Scholz
Jack Skillingstead
Neil Clarke
Seth Dickinson
Julie Novakova

ISBN: 9781597809399
Year of publication: 2018

THE FINAL FRONTIER STORIES OF EXPLORING SPACE, COLONIZING THE UNIVERSE, AND FIRST CONTACT Edited by Neil Clarke For Johnny INTRODUCTION I consider this anthology to be a sister to Galactic Empires, which was published last year. During the preliminary reading for that project, I came across several great stories that werent quite right for the anthology, typically because the empire element was non-existent or too thin. As that list continued to grow, a theme began to develop around them: space ...

Keywords: exploration human-alien encounters outer space
Nightflyers: The Illustrated Edition

Nightflyers: The Illustrated Edition


George R R Martin
David Palumbo

ISBN: 9780525619680
Year of publication: 2018

George R. R. Martin NIGHTFLYERS The Illustrated Edition WHEN JESUS OF NAZARETH HUNG DYING on his cross, the volcryn passed within a year of his agony, headed outward. When the Fire Wars raged on Earth, the volcryn sailed near Old Poseidon, where the seas were still unnamed and unfished. By the time the stardrive had transformed the Federated Nations of Earth into the Federal Empire, the volcryn had moved into the fringes of Hrangan space. The Hrangans never knew it. Like us they were children of ...

Keywords: Alien Contact novella Space Exploration
Ice Rift

Ice Rift


Ben Hammott

ISBN: 9780956236982
Year of publication: 2016

Ben Hammott ICE RIFT Acknowledgments I would like to thank the NASAGSFCMETIERSDACJAROS, and U.S.Japan ASTER Science Team for their help in providing information about the Antarctic ice rift in the Pine Island Glacier and everyone who advised me on the extreme weather conditions and dangers experienced while traversing the remote areas of Antarctica. Any mistakes or liberties taken with this information are my own. NOTE FROM AUTHOR I had always wanted to set a book in the remote wastes of ...

Keywords: Action Aliens Antarctica Exploration First Contact Spacecraft Survival
Project MARS: A Technical Tale

Project MARS: A Technical Tale


Wernher von Braun

ISBN: 9780973820331
Year of publication: 2006

Dr. Wernher von Braun Project MARS: A Technical Tale A fiery chariot, borne on buoyant pinions, Sweeps near me now I soon shall ready be To pierce the ethers high, unknown dominions, To reach new spheres of pure activity This godlike rapture, this supreme existence, Do I, but now a worm, deserve to track Yes, resolute to reach some brighter distance, On Earths fair Sun I turn my back Yes, let me dare those gates to fling asunder, Which every man would fain go slinking by T is time, through deeds ...

Keywords: Science Fiction Space Exploration
The Voyage of the Beagle

The Voyage of the Beagle


Charles Darwin

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1997

THE VOYAGE OF THE BEAGLE PREFACE I have stated in the preface to the first Edition of this work, and in the Zoology of the Voyage of the Beagle, that it was in consequence of a wish expressed by Captain Fitz Roy, of having some scientific person on board, accompanied by an offer from him of giving up part of his own accommodations, that I volunteered my services, which received, through the kindness of the hydrographer, Captain Beaufort, the sanction of the Lords of the Admiralty. As I feel that ...

Keywords: Beagle Expedition (1831-1836) Geology Natural history South America -- Discovery and exploration Voyages around the world -- History -- 19th century
Sea Station Umbra

Sea Station Umbra


John Paul Cater

ISBN: 9781533243232
Year of publication: 2016

John Paul Cater Sea Station Umbra ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I wish to thank my good friends and fellow authors Tom Johnson and his wife Ginger of pulp fiction fame for taking time from their busy writing and reviewing schedule to read and comment on this story as it developed in my mind and gradually bled from my fingers into words on paper. Another high-five goes to the Jesh Art Studio of Fiverr for his visual rendition of a beautiful cover for this book that created several settings in the story. ...

Keywords: Deep Sea Station Technothriller Thriller Underwater Exploration
Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania


Michael Bunker

ISBN: 9781497502758
Year of publication: 2014

Michael Bunker PENNSYLVANIA THE COMPLETE NOVEL To everyone who dares to start anew. KNOT 1: Pennsylvania 1 OLD PENNSYLVANIA Explain it to me again, brother. How do you get from here to there Jed pushed his forehead into Zoes flank to make certain that she didnt kick. She didnt do it often, but shed nailed him before and he wasnt anxious for a repeat of that performance. He exhaled in mock annoyance at his little brothers questions, but the truth was that he loved talking about the journey. He ...

Keywords: Adventure Colonization Galactic Empire Military Space Exploration Space Marine Time Travel
The Lost Starship

The Lost Starship


Vaughn Heppner

ISBN: 9781500986193
Year of publication: 2014

THE LOST STARSHIP by Vaughn Heppner -1- Wearing perfectly pressed trousers and shiny boots, Captain Maddox of Star Watch Intelligence flexed his bare chest. Muscles like strings of steel writhed upon his lean frame. He gripped a viper stick, swishing it back and forth, so the spectators murmured uneasily. A mansion rose in the distance, a replica of the Hall of Mirrors in Versailles. It belonged to Octavian Nerva of Nerva Incorporated, a conglomerate specializing in warship construction. Through ...

Keywords: alien invasion colonization exploration galactic empire genetic engineering