The Empire of a Thousand Planets


Author: Pierre Christin
Publisher: 9th Cinebook
ISBN: 9781849180870
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 47
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Exploring Syrte, the capital planet of a system of one thousand worlds, agents Valerian and Laureline must decide whether this decaying empire poses any danger to Earth.

Valerian & Laureline - Volume 2 - The Empire of a Thousand Planets


Author: Jean-Claude Mézières,Pierre Christin
Publisher: Cinebook
ISBN: 1849188211
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 48
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Valerian and Laureline are exploring Syrte, capital planet of a system of 1,000 worlds. Their mission is to discover whether the Syrtians could present a danger to Earth. What they find is a decaying empire led by decadent aristocrats, a population ripe for revolution, and a mysterious caste of masked wise men who discreetly pull the strings from hidden fortresses. Swept up by the winds of history, the agents of Earth will have to choose a side...

Valerian the Complete Collection


Author: Pierre Christin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781849183529
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 160
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This first volume of the collection contains books 1 and 2 of the series The City of Shifting Waters and The Empire of a Thousand Planets. It also includes book 0, Bad Dreams, translated into English for the first time: the very first adventures of our two heroes, published after City and retroactively numbered. Finally, linking the volumes of this collection together, a long, exclusive interview with the authors and director Luc Besson is illustrated with new art as well as numerous sketches, studies and photographs from the latter's upcoming big-screen adaptation.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

The Art of the Film
Author: Mark Salisbury
Publisher: Titan Books (UK)
ISBN: 9781785654008
Category:
Page: N.A
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The official art book of the blockbuster movie, written and directed by visionary Luc Besson (Lucy, The Fifth Element). Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are special operatives for the government of the human territories charged with maintaining order throughout the universe. Under directive from their Commander (Clive Owen), Valerian and Laureline embark on a mission to the breathtaking intergalactic city of Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis comprised of thousands of different species from all four corners of the universe.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets: The Official Movie Novelization


Author: Christie Golden
Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)
ISBN: 1785653857
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha—an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

The City of Shifting Waters


Author: Pierre Christin,Jean-Claude Mézières
Publisher: 9th Cinebook
ISBN: 9781849180382
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 48
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When agents Valerian and Laureline arrive in 1986 New York to intercept Galaxity's worst megalomaniac, they find the world in ruins and the city about to sink into the ocean.

A World of Difference


Author: Harry Turtledove
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 0307792331
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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When the Viking lander on the planet Minerva was destroyed, sending back one last photo of a strange alien being, scientists on Earth were flabbergasted. And so a joint investigation was launched by the United States and the Soviet Union, the first long-distance manned space mission, and a symbol of the new peace between the two great rivals. Humankind's first close encounter with extraterrestrials would be history in the making, and the two teams were schooled in diplomacy as well as in science. But nothing prepared them for alien war -- especially when the Americans and the Soviets found themselves on opposite sides... From the Paperback edition.

Empress of a Thousand Skies


Author: Rhoda Belleza
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101999101
Category: Fugitives from justice
Page: 336
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Two fugitives, a princess-in-exile and her accused killer, cross the galaxy as they fight to reclaim her family dynasty and save the universe from a deadly threat.

The Complete Collection

The Complete Collection
Author: Pierre Christin
Publisher: Cinebook
ISBN: 1849189129
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: N.A
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Fifth volume of the collection, and it’s almost a new series that begins, without ever losing any of what makes its strength or its charm. In this volume of the Collection you will find books 13 to 15, and our heroes’ life has been irretrievably changed with the disappearance of future Earth and Galaxity. Lacking work, they become freelance spies in the 80s in On the Frontiers. Lacking money, they’re reluctant arms dealers in The Living Weapons. Lacking options, they turn investigators slash bait on corrupt Rubanis in The Circles of Power. The apparent descent into hell of the two former agents is the chance for the authors to study the ambiguities of our world, either directly or through the lens of alien civilisations; along with the ambiguity – pragmatism versus heroism – of the titular character, saved from a fall from grace by his ever irreproachable partner.

On the False Earths


Author: Jean-Claude Mezieres,Pierre Christin
Publisher: Cinebook
ISBN: 9781849181907
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 48
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Point Central is a multicultural space station that serves as a sort of United Nations to the galaxy. Tasked with protecting the new ambassador from Earth, Valerian is kidnapped alongside his charge in a lightning commando attack. It's up to Laureline to do all the heavy lifting and slog through the seedy bowels of the station as she tries to locate and rescue them - and figure out who kidnapped them and why.

The Memory of Earth

Homecoming:
Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 9781429966054
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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High above the planet Harmony, the Oversoul watches. Its task, programmed so many millennia ago, is to guard the human settlement on this planet--to protect this fragile remnant of Earth from all threats. To protect them, most of all, from themselves. The Oversoul has done its job well. There is no war on Harmony. There are no weapons of mass destruction. There is no technology that could lead to weapons of war. By control of the data banks, and subtle interference in the very thoughts of the people, the artificial intelligence has fulfilled its mission. But now there is a problem. In orbit, the Oversoul realizes that it has lost access to some of its memory banks, and some of its power systems are failing. And on the planet, men are beginning to think about power, wealth, and conquest. Homecoming series The Memory of Earth The Call of Earth The Ships of Earth Earthfall Earthborn At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Collapsing Empire


Author: John Scalzi
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 0765388898
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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*2018 HUGO AWARD FINALIST FOR BEST NOVEL CATEGORY* *2018 LOCUS AWARD FINALIST FOR BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL CATEGORY* “John Scalzi is the most entertaining, accessible writer working in SF today.” —Joe Hill, author of The Fireman The first novel of a new space-opera sequence set in an all-new universe by the Hugo Award-winning, New York Times-bestselling author of Redshirts and Old Man's War Our universe is ruled by physics. Faster than light travel is impossible—until the discovery of The Flow, an extradimensional field available at certain points in space-time, which can take us to other planets around other stars. Riding The Flow, humanity spreads to innumerable other worlds. Earth is forgotten. A new empire arises, the Interdependency, based on the doctrine that no one human outpost can survive without the others. It’s a hedge against interstellar war—and, for the empire’s rulers, a system of control. The Flow is eternal—but it’s not static. Just as a river changes course, The Flow changes as well. In rare cases, entire worlds have been cut off from the rest of humanity. When it’s discovered that the entire Flow is moving, possibly separating all human worlds from one another forever, three individuals—a scientist, a starship captain, and the emperox of the Interdependency—must race against time to discover what, if anything, can be salvaged from an interstellar empire on the brink of collapse. "Fans of Game of Thrones and Dune will enjoy this bawdy, brutal, and brilliant political adventure" —Booklist on The Collapsing Empire "Political plotting, plenty of snark, puzzle-solving, and a healthy dose of action...Scalzi continues to be almost insufferably good at his brand of fun but think-y sci-fi adventure." —Kirkus Reviews on The Collapsing Empire “Scalzi is one of the slickest writers that SF has ever produced.” —The Wall Street Journal on The Human Division The Interdependency Series 1. The Collapsing Empire 2. The Consuming Fire At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Valerian & Laureline - Volume 1 - The City of Shifting Waters


Author: Jean-Claude Mézières,Pierre Christin
Publisher: Cinebook
ISBN: 1849189412
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 48
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Galaxity, capital of the Terran Empire in the 28th century. Valerian and Laureline are agents who protect mankind from rogue time travellers. Now they are sent to New York in 1986 to intercept Galaxity’s worst megalomaniac, Xombul—except that in 1986, the world is in ruins and New York is about to be swallowed by the ocean. The two agents must navigate the shifting waters of the past to make sure that the future will exist.

Lockstep

A Novel
Author: Karl Schroeder
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 146683336X
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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When seventeen-year-old Toby McGonigal finds himself lost in space, separated from his family, he expects his next drift into cold sleep to be his last. After all, the planet he's orbiting is frozen and sunless, and the cities are dead. But when Toby wakes again, he's surprised to discover a thriving planet, a strange and prosperous galaxy, and something stranger still—that he's been asleep for 14,000 years. Welcome to the Lockstep Empire, where civilization is kept alive by careful hibernation. Here cold sleeps can last decades and waking moments mere weeks. Its citizens survive for millennia, traveling asleep on long voyages between worlds. Not only is Lockstep the new center of the galaxy, but Toby is shocked to learn that the Empire is still ruled by its founding family: his own. Toby's brother Peter has become a terrible tyrant. Suspicious of the return of his long-lost brother, whose rightful inheritance also controls the lockstep hibernation cycles, Peter sees Toby as a threat to his regime. Now, with the help of a lockstep girl named Corva, Toby must survive the forces of this new Empire, outwit his siblings, and save human civilization. Karl Schroeder's Lockstep is a grand innovation in hard Science Fiction space opera. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

On the Frontiers


Author: Pierre Christin
Publisher: 9th Cinebook
ISBN: 9781849183123
Category:
Page: 64
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Two agents of 24th century Earth patrol space and time to safeguard both the planet s future and its past. The 13th volume of Valerian and Laureline, one of the most influential science-fiction comic series of the past 40 years!"

Pebble in the Sky


Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429968192
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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One moment Joseph Schwartz is a happily retired tailor in Chicago, 1949. The next he's a helpless stranger on Earth during the heyday of the first Galactic Empire. Earth, as he soon learns, is a backwater, just a pebble in the sky, despised by all the other 200 million planets of the Empire because its people dare to claim it's the original home of man. And Earth is poor, with great areas of radioactivity ruining much of its soil--so poor that everyone is sentenced to death at the age of sixty. Joseph Schwartz is sixty-two. This is young Isaac Asimov's first novel, full of wonders and ideas, the book that launched the novels of the Galactic Empire, culminating in the Foundation series. This is Golden Age SF at its finest. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Valerian Volume 1

The New Future Trilogy: on the Frontiers/the Living Weapons/the Circles of Power
Author: Jean-Claude Mézières,Pierre Christin
Publisher: Byron Preiss Graphic Novels
ISBN: 9781596878341
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 176
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VALERIAN is a saga that every fan of Star Wars and Star Trek will identify with and love. Valerian and his beautiful, sharp-witted and sharp-tongued partner, Laureline, live adventures set against visually stunning backgrounds: complex architectural inventions, futuristic machines, otherworldly landscapes, and odd-looking aliens that are staples of artist Mezieres's seemingly boundless visual inventiveness. The stories are gripping and of epic proportion, sweeping along in trilling, hyper-space speed.

Birds of the Master


Author: Jean-Claude Mezieres,Pierre Christin
Publisher: 9th Cinebook
ISBN: 9781849181525
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 48
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The most terrifying birds since Alfred Hitchcock's! Valerian and Laureline's ship has crash-landed on an uncharted planetoid. The two castaways quickly discover a vast ship cemetery, leading them to believe that their arrival was not an accident. Before long, they make contact with a population whose sole purpose seems to be to gather and produce food for a mysterious “Master.” The Terran agents aren't going to be turned into slaves easily, but the Master enforces his will through his terrible agents: the Birds of Madness...

Empire Star


Author: Samuel R. Delany
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575119179
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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The dying alien from the ship that crashed onto Rhys gave Comet Jo a jewel, and begged him to take it to the heart of the Galactic Empire. And, seeing no reason to miss an adventure, Comet Jo started out for the fabled Empire Star. But his journey was to have far-reaching consequences - consequences that could disrupt all the known laws of Time and Space . . .

Empire

A Visual Novel
Author: Samuel R. Delany,Howard V. Chaykin
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
ISBN: N.A
Category: Graphic novels
Page: 112
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