The Big Book of Science Fiction


Author: Jeff VanderMeer,Ann Vandermeer
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101910100
Category: Fiction
Page: 1216
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Quite possibly the GREATEST science-fiction collection of ALL TIME—past, present, and FUTURE! What if life was never-ending? What if you could change your body to adapt to an alien ecology? What if the Pope was a robot? Spanning galaxies and millennia, this must-have anthology showcases classic contributions from H.G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Octavia Butler, and Kurt Vonnegut alongside a century of the eccentrics, rebels, and visionaries who have inspired generations of readers. Within its pages, find beloved worlds of space opera, hard SF, cyberpunk, the new wave, and more. Learn the secret history of science fiction, from literary icons who wrote SF to authors from over 25 countries, some never before translated into English. In THE BIG BOOK OF SCIENCE FICTION, literary power couple Ann and Jeff VanderMeer transport readers from Mars to Mechanopolis, planet Earth to parts unknown. Read the genre that predicted electric cars, travel to the moon, and the modern smart phone. We’ve got the worlds if you’ve got the time. Including: · Legendary tales from Isaac Asimov and Ursula LeGuin! · An unearthed sci-fi story from W.E.B. DuBois! · The first publication of the work of cybernetic visionary David R. Bunch in 20 years! · A rare and brilliant novella by Chinese international sensation Liu Cixin! Plus: · Aliens! · Space battles! · Robots! · Technology gone wrong! · Technology gone right!

The Genius of H. G. Wells: 120+ Sci-Fi Novels & Stories in One Volume

The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds, Modern Utopia, A Short History of the World, What Is Coming, The Story of the Last Trump…
Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 8027223482
Category: Fiction
Page: 2990
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This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. H. G. Wells (1866-1946) was a prolific English writer of fiction works, history and politics. Wells is called a father of science fiction. Table of Contents: A Modern Utopia Ann Veronica Bealby In the Days of the Comet The Chronic Argonauts The First Men in the Moon The Invisible Man The Island of Dr Moreau The New Machiavelli The Passionate Friends The Prophetic Trilogy The Research Magnificent The Sea Lady The Secret Places of the Heart The Soul of a Bishop The Time Machine The Undying Fire The War in the Air The War of the Worlds The World Set Free Tono-bungay When the Sleeper Wakes Collections of Short Stories Short Stories: A Catastrophe A Deal in Ostriches A Dream of Armageddon A Slip Under the Microscope A Story of the Days to Come A Story of the Stone Age A Tale of the Twentieth Century A Talk with Gryllotalpa How Gabriel Became Thompson How Pingwill Was Routed In the Abyss Le Mari Terrible Miss Winchelsea's Heart Mr. Brisher's Treasure Mr. Ledbetter's Vacation Mr. Marshall's Doppelganger Mr. Skelmersdale in Fairyland My First Aeroplane Our Little Neighbour Perfect Gentleman on Wheels Pollock and the Porroh Man The Empire of the Ants The Flying Man The Grisly Folk The Inexperienced Ghost The Land Ironclads The Lord of the Dynamos The Loyalty of Esau Common The Magic Shop The Man Who Could Work Miracles The Man with a Nose The Moth The New Accelerator The New Faust The Obliterated Man The Pearl of Love The Presence by the Fire The Purple Pileus The Rajah's Treasure The Reconciliation The Red Room The Sea Raiders The Star The Stolen Body The Story of the Last Trump The Story of the Stone Age The Temptation of Harringay The Thing in No. 7...

Shipstar

A Science Fiction Novel
Author: Gregory Benford,Larry Niven
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1429949686
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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The dramatic sequel to Larry Niven and Gregory Benford's New York Times bestselling novel, Bowl of Heaven Science fiction masters Larry Niven (Ringworld) and Gregory Benford (Timescape) continue the thrilling adventure of a human expedition to another star system that is jeopardized by an encounter with an astonishingly immense artifact in interstellar space: a bowl-shaped structure cupping a star, with a habitable area equivalent to many millions of Earths. And which, tantalizingly, is on a direct path heading toward the same system the human ship is to colonize. Investigating the Bowl, or Shipstar, the human explorers are separated—one group captured by the gigantic structure's alien inhabitants, the other pursued across its strange and dangerous landscape—while the mystery of the Shipstar's origins and purpose propel the human voyagers toward discoveries that transform their understanding of their place in the universe. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection


Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250028043
Category: Fiction
Page: 704
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In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world through their short stories. This venerable collection brings together award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Damien Broderick, Elizabeth Bear, Paul McAuley and John Barnes. And with an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre. The multiple Locus Award-winning annual compilation of the year's best science fiction stories

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-First Annual Collection


Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1429903848
Category: Fiction
Page: 704
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The stories in this collection imaginatively take readers far across the universe, into the very core of their beings, to the realm of the Gods, and to the moment just after now. Included are the works of masters of the form and the bright new talents of tomorrow. This book is a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Nineteenth Annual Collection


Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1429903821
Category: Fiction
Page: 672
View: 662

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The twenty-first century has so far proven to be exciting and wondrous and filled with challenges we had never dreamed. New possibilities previously unimagined appear almost daily . . . and science fiction stories continue to explore those possibilities with delightful results: Collected in this anthology are such compelling stories as: "On K2 with Kanakaredes" by Dan Simmons. A relentlessly paced and absorbing tale set in the near future about three mountain climbers who must scale the face of K2 with some very odd company. "The Human Front" by Ken MacLeod. In this compassionate coming-of-age tale the details of life are just a bit off from things as we know them-and nothing is as it appears to be. "Glacial" by Alastair Reynolds. A fascinating discovery on a distant planet leads to mass death and a wrenching mystery as spellbinding as anything in recent short fiction. The twenty-six stories in this collection imaginatively takes us far across the universe, into the very core of our beings, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including: Eleanor Arnason Chris Beckett Michael Blumlein Michael Cassutt Brenda W. Clough Paul Di Filippo Andy Duncan Carolyn Ives Gilman Jim Grimsley Simon Ings James Patrick Kelly Leigh Kennedy Nancy Kress Ian R. MacLeod Ken MacLeod Paul J. McAuley Maureen F. McHugh Robert Reed Alastair Reynolds Geoff Ryman William Sanders Dan Simmons Allen M. Steele Charles Stross Michael Swanwick Howard Waldrop Supplementing the stories are the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and a lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection


Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466865296
Category: Fiction
Page: 752
View: 4159

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In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world in the year's best short stories. This venerable collection brings together award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Damien Broderick, Elizabeth Bear, Paul McAuley and John Barnes. And with an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre.

Die Kinder der Zeit

Roman
Author: Adrian Tchaikovsky
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641216850
Category: Fiction
Page: 672
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Die letzten Menschen haben eine sterbende Erde verlassen, um in den Tiefen des Alls ein neues Zuhause zu finden. Als sie auf den Planeten Eden stoßen, scheint ihnen das Glück sicher: ideale Konditionen und eine florierende Ökosphäre. Doch was sie nicht wissen – es waren bereits Menschen hier gewesen, vor langer Zeit. Menschen, die Eden als Versuchsplaneten für ein vermessenes Projekt künstlicher Evolution ausersehen hatten. Doch ihr Experiment damals hat ungeahnte Spuren hinterlassen, und nun treffen ihre Nachfahren auf die vergessenen Kinder ihres Versuchs. Wer von ihnen wird das Erbe von Eden antreten?

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eighteenth Annual Collection


Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 0312703724
Category: Fiction
Page: 640
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The twenty-three stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into the very core of our being, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including: Stephen Baxter, M.Shayne Bell, Rick Cook, Albert E. Cowdrey, Tananarive Due, Greg Egan, Eliot Fintushel, Peter F. Hamilton, Earnest Hogan, John Kessel, Nancy Kress, Ursula K. Le Guin, Paul J. McAuley, Ian McDonald, Susan Palwick, Severna Park, Alastair Reynolds, Lucius Shepard, Brian Stableford, Charles Stross, Michael Swanwick, Steven Utley, Robert Charles Wilson Supplementing the stories is the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.

Evergreen Planet

A Science Fiction Archery Adventure
Author: Robert Gillum
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493112325
Category: Fiction
Page: 489
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Philip Cornell grows up on an Earth covered by elevated levels of oxygen produced by an uncontrollable verdure of moss. Government decrees against incendiary technology to prevent fires have collapsed the world economies into feuding city states where swords and bows and arrows are common weapons of the time. The Conservancy replaces the United States Federal Government and imposes its authority over the land. The near future will bring death for the moss and result in global fires that will burn the earth to a crisp. With salvaged materials, the Conservancy begins the task to build survival domes on the floor of New York Bay. Trained by the greatest logician of his time, Philip takes on his governments request for him to destroy mammoth crocodiles that threaten completion of the domes. Forced to accept the help of Josiah Rhue, the salvage kingpin and henchman of an enemy high in the government, Philip increases his understanding of Rhue until he realizes this enemy poses the greater threat to the survival of humankind.

Das Wunder der wilden Insel


Author: Peter Brown
Publisher: cbt Verlag
ISBN: 3641194466
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 288
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Preisgekrönt und bezaubernd: ein moderner Klassiker Als das Robotermädchen Roz erstmals die Augen öffnet, findet sie sich auf einer wilden, einsamen Insel wieder. Wie sie dorthin gekommen ist und warum, weiß sie nicht. Das Wetter und ein wilder Bär setzen ihr übel zu, und Roz begreift, dass sie sich ihrer Umgebung anpassen muss, wenn sie überleben will. Also beobachtet sie, erlernt die Sprache der Tiere und entdeckt, dass Freundlichkeit und Hilfsbereitschaft sie weiterbringen. Viele würden das Blechmonster zwar am liebsten verjagen, aber Roz gibt nicht auf. Sie zieht ein Gänseküken auf, und endlich fassen die Tiere Vertrauen. Als Roz dann in großer Gefahr schwebt, stehen sie ihr als Freunde bei.

A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art

Comprising the History, Description, and Scientific Principles of Every Branch of Human Knowledge; with the Derivation and Definition of All the Terms in General Use
Author: William Thomas Brande
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 1423
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Die Gabe

Roman
Author: Naomi Alderman
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 364121985X
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
View: 7662

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Es sind scheinbar gewöhnliche Alltagsszenen: ein nigerianisches Mädchen am Pool. Die Tochter einer Londoner Gangsterfamilie. Eine US-amerikanische Politikerin. Doch sie alle verbindet ein Geheimnis: Von heute auf morgen haben Frauen weltweit die Gabe – sie können mit ihren Händen starke elektrische Stromstöße aussenden. Ein Ereignis, das die Machtverhältnisse und das Zusammenleben aller Menschen unaufhaltsam, unwiederbringlich und auf schmerzvolle Weise verändern wird.

Flammenalphabet


Author: Ben Marcus
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
ISBN: 3455810462
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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"Am Anfang war das Wort - und das Wort tötete": Ein literarisches Epos über eine Welt, in der die Sprache der Kinder ihre Eltern umbringt. Zuerst sind es nur die Juden, bald schon trifft es jeden: Die Sprache der Kinder wird für Erwachsene unerträglich, sie macht krank und tötet. Claire, Sams Frau, ist bereits schwer erkrankt und erträgt die Nähe ihrer Tochter Esther nicht mehr, die sie über alles liebt. Unaufhaltsam breitet sich die Epidemie aus, Panik greift um sich, und die letzten Radiosendungen verkünden, dass die Menschen ihre Kinder und Häuser verlassen, um in die Wildnis zu fliehen. Als Claire kurz vor dem Zusammenbruch steht, scheint auch ihnen kein anderer Ausweg zu bleiben, aber am Vorabend ihres Aufbruchs verschwindet Claire, und Sam macht sich auf den Weg, um ein Heilmittel zu finden. Dabei gerät er in eine gefährliche Schattenwelt. Ben Marcus erzählt ebenso brillant wie literarisch funkelnd von der Macht der Familie, zu lieben und zu zerstören. "Ben Marcus hat ungeheures Talent, dies ist ein traumwandlerischer, eindrucksvoller Roman." New York Times "Ben Marcus gehört zu der außergewöhnlichsten Art von Schriftstellern: Nämlich ein absolut notwendiger. Es ist nicht mehr möglich, sich die literarische Welt und damit die Welt selbst ohne seine mutigen Bücher vorzustellen." Jonathan Safran Foer

The World Book Encyclopedia


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Page: 538
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An encyclopedia designed especially to meet the needs of elementary, junior high, and senior high school students.

Singt, ihr Lebenden und ihr Toten, singt


Author: Jesmyn Ward
Publisher: Antje Kunstmann
ISBN: 3956142284
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
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Jojo und seine kleine Schwester Kayla leben bei ihren Großeltern Mam and Pop an der Golfküste von Mississippi. Leonie, ihre Mutter, kümmert sich kaum um sie. Sie nimmt Drogen und arbeitet in einer Bar. Wenn sie high ist, wird Leonie von Visionen ihres toten Bruders heimgesucht, die sie quälen, aber auch trösten. Mam ist unheilbar an Krebs erkrankt, und der stille und verlässliche Pop versucht, den Haushalt aufrecht zu erhalten und Jojo beizubringen, wie man erwachsen wird. Als der weiße Vater von Leonies Kindern aus dem Gefängnis entlassen wird, packt sie ihre Kinder und eine Freundin ins Auto und fährt zur »Parchment Farm«, dem staatlichen Zuchthaus, um ihn abzuholen. Eine Reise voller Gefahr und Hoffnung. Jesmyn Ward erzählt so berührend wie unsentimental von einer schwarzen Familie in einer von Armut und tief verwurzeltem Rassismus geprägten Gesellschaft. Was bedeuten familiäre Bindungen, wo sind ihre Grenzen? Wie bewahrt man Würde, Liebe und Achtung, wenn man sie nicht erfährt? Singt, ihr Lebenden und ihr Toten, singt ist ein großer Roman, getragen von Wards so besonderer melodischer Sprache, ein zärtliches Familienporträt, eine Geschichte von Hoffnungen und Kämpfen, voller Anspielungen auf das Alte Testament und die Odyssee.