Angel of Destruction

By Susan R. Matthews

"[Matthews] brilliantly makes use of technological know-how fiction's freedom of creation." (The Denver Post)

"Matthews will stand out in a box ruled (in numbers if no longer in stature) via mediocre imitators." (Analog)

A stand-alone novel set in Susan R. Matthews's severely acclaimed "Judiciary" universe, Angel of Destruction makes a speciality of Bench officer Garol Vogel and his makes an attempt to make peace with the Langsarik people-the humans his personal Judiciary drove right into a lifetime of piracy...

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The Ophiuchi Hotline

By John Varley


The invaders got here in 2050…They didn't kill a person outright. hiya stated they got here on behalf of the clever species of Earth—dolphins and whales. The Invaders quietly destroyed each facts of expertise, then peacefully departed, forsaking plowed flooring and sprouting seeds. within the subsequent years, ten billion people starved to death. 

The remnants of humanity that survived relocated to the moon and different planets. yet they don't seem to be by myself of their struggle—someone or anything, someplace in deep house, is sending them complicated clinical info through the Ophiuchi Hotline. And via the twenty-fifth century, the technological presents from the Hotline—especially its organic and clinical solutions—have created a global in contrast to any ever identified or imagined…


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The Light-years Beneath My Feet (The Taken Trilogy)

By Alan Dean Foster

Profitable Chicago commodities dealer kidnapped by way of aliens

now not a headline from the nationwide Enquirer, simply Marcus Walker’s personal little Jerry Springer second. He was once certainly hustled aboard an alien Vilenjji starship, a part of a shipment of primitive creatures sure for the “civilized” a part of the galaxy, the place they’ll be bought . . . as pets. thankfully, there has been one other Earthling aboard, a scruffy puppy named George who’d been speech-enhanced to extend his industry price. Walker had spoken to lots of canine in his line of labor yet by no means to real animals. He and George shaped a right away bond, giving new desiring to “man’s top friend.”

The Light-Years underneath My toes unearths Walker and George loose finally, having controlled, with a few open air aid, to outwit their kidnappers. yet now they seem to be a million billion miles from Earth. Walker glories within the wonders of his rescuers’ hi-tech global and the fun of being humankind’s first galactic traveler–until he recollects the single position he desires to be is domestic. To take his brain off the miserable incontrovertible fact that he hasn’t the slightest concept the place house is, by no means brain how you can get there, the erstwhile commodities dealer turns into a chef.

Walker by no means imagined that whipping up food for tough alien palates may bring about a potential approach home–or that the prospective means domestic could contain swapping his easy-living followed planet for an all-out, age-old warfare many parsecs away. yet hiya, it was once serious about an excellent reason, he has George and their fellow escapees for corporation, and what else used to be there to do, along with steer clear of Vilenjji? lots, because it seems. . . .

From the Hardcover edition.

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Bloodhype (Pip & Flinx, Book 11)

By Alan Dean Foster

It prompted immediate dependancy, by way of an excruciating gradual demise, and there has been no recognized antidote.
It used to be a killer.
Supposedly the drug have been completely eliminated from the humanx galaxy years earlier than. at the very least that's what every person inspiration. yet in some way, mysteriously, that dreadful substance used to be again in move on Repler and dangerous to wreak havoc during the recognized galaxy.
Someone someplace used to be secretly production Bloodhype, yet no one looked as if it would understand the place or who!

Originally released 1973 via Del Rey.

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The Old Man and The Sea

By Ernest Hemingway

The previous guy and the Sea is certainly one of Hemingway's so much enduring works. advised in language of significant simplicity and gear, it's the tale of an outdated Cuban fisherman, down on his success, and his ideal ordeal -- a constant, agonizing conflict with an immense marlin a ways out within the Gulf movement.

Here Hemingway recasts, in strikingly modern type, the vintage subject of braveness within the face of defeat, of non-public triumph received from loss. Written in 1952, this highly winning novella proven his strength and presence within the literary international and performed a wide half in his profitable the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature.

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Diamond Star (Skolian Empire)

By Catherine Asaro

Area event with a Holo-Rock Beat by way of a Nebula Award-Winning writer. The Saga of the Skolian Empire maintains.

First Time in Paper back.

Del Valdoria used to be an inheritor of the Ruby Dynasty, rulers of the interstellar empire known as the Skolian Imperialate. yet he had no real interest in being linked to the draconian measures his brothers used to take care of strength. He simply desired to sing holo-rock—not a good task for a Ruby prince. To make issues extra advanced, he was once on the earth, faraway from domestic, and the Earth executive wasn’t keen to enable this type of strength resource of knowledge and invaluable bargaining chip go away. after which an important leisure company became interested in his music.

            Del's mixture of unsophisticated innocence and sensual wickedness used to be dynamite. making a song as Del Arden, he turned a huge hit virtually in a single day, the most popular factor in holo-rock. And that was once a nightmare for the Earth executive, since it placed a focus on him, inviting the eye of assassins, kidnappers, and who knew what different hazards. If something occurred to Del, Allied area Command could besides simply stroll as much as Skolian area Command and say, "Hey, let's have a war.”

            Then there has been a 3rd interstellar empire, the Eubian harmony, warlike enemy of the Skolian Imperialate. His hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts in the world would possibly not be aware of that their idol was once a Ruby prince, however the Concord knew just who he used to be. and sure songs, if sung through a son of the Ruby Dynasty, could be thought of an act of struggle . . .

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The Dreaming Void (Commonwealth: The Void Trilogy)

By Peter F. Hamilton

Reviewers exhaust superlatives in terms of the technology fiction of Peter F. Hamilton. His advanced and interesting novels, which span hundreds of thousands of years–and light-years–are as intellectually stimulating as they're emotionally gratifying. Now, with The Dreaming Void, the 1st quantity in a trilogy set within the comparable far-future as his acclaimed Commonwealth saga, Hamilton has created one other bold and gripping house epic.

The yr is 3589, fifteen hundred years after Commonwealth forces slightly staved off human extinction in a struggle opposed to the alien major. Now a good larger possibility has surfaced: a risk to the life of the universe itself.

At the very middle of the galaxy is the Void, a self-contained microuniverse that can't be breached, can't be destroyed, and can't be stopped because it gradually expands in all instructions, eating every thing in its course: planets, stars, civilizations. The Void has existed for untold hundreds of thousands of years. Even the oldest and so much technologically complicated of the galaxy’s sentient races, the Raiel, have no idea its beginning, its makers, or its purpose.

yet then Inigo, an astrophysicist learning the Void, starts off dreaming of people who dwell inside of it. Inigo’s goals show an international during which innovations develop into activities and desires develop into truth. contained in the Void, Inigo sees paradise. thank you to the gaiafield, a neural entanglement stressed into such a lot people, Inigo’s goals are shared by way of 1000's of millions–and a faith, the residing Dream, is born, with Inigo as its prophet. yet then he vanishes.

without warning there's a new wave of desires. desires broadcast via an unknown moment Dreamer function the foundation for an enormous Pilgrimage into the Void. yet there's a likelihood that by means of trying to input the Void, the pilgrims will set off a catastrophic growth, an sped up devourment section that might swallow up hundreds of thousands of worlds.

And hence starts a determined race to discover Inigo and the mysterious moment Dreamer. a few search to avoid the Pilgrimage; others to pace its progress–while in the Void, a ultimate entity has became its gaze, for the 1st time, outward. . . .

From the Hardcover edition.

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Cibola Burn (The Expanse)

By James S. A. Corey

The explosive fourth novel in James S.A. Corey's New York instances bestselling Expanse sequence. Now a big tv sequence on Syfy!
ENTER a brand new FRONTIER.
"An empty condominium, a lacking family members, that is creepy. yet this is often like discovering an army base with out one on it. opponents and tanks idling at the runway with out drivers. this can be undesirable juju. whatever unsuitable occurred the following. What you might want to do is inform everybody to leave."

The gates have opened find out how to one thousand new worlds and the push to colonize has started. Settlers searching for a brand new lifestyles move out from humanity's domestic planets. Ilus, the 1st human colony in this colossal new frontier, is being born in blood and fireplace.
Independent settlers stand opposed to the overpowering energy of a company colony send with in basic terms their choice, braveness, and the abilities discovered within the lengthy wars of domestic. blameless scientists are slaughtered as they fight to survey a brand new and alien international. The fight on Ilus threatens to unfold the entire as far back as Earth.
James Holden and the workforce of his one small send are despatched to make peace in the middle of conflict and experience in the course of chaos. however the extra he appears at it, the extra Holden thinks the venture was once intended to fail.
And the whispers of a lifeless guy remind him that the good galactic civilization that after stood in this land is long past. And that something killed it.
The Expanse
Leviathan Wakes
Caliban's War
Abaddon's Gate
Cibola Burn
Nemesis Games
Babylon's Ashes

The Expanse brief Fiction
The Butcher of Anderson Station
Gods of Risk
The Churn
The very important Abyss

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Wächter des Archivs (Perry Rhodan NEO 69)

Der Juli des Jahres 2037 neigt sich dem Ende zu. Perry Rhodan, der mit einer Handvoll Gefährten in das ferne Arkon-System vorgestoßen ist, steht kurz vor dem Ziel. Er hat das Rätsel des Epetran-Archivs gelöst. Die Archiv-Daten sind in den Gehirnen von Tausenden von Arkoniden gespeichert - ohne dass diese davon wissen. Zwölf dieser Arkoniden tragen die Koordinaten der Erde in sich. Rhodan muss sie unbedingt vor Sergh da Teffron finden. Die Hand des Regenten, ein verbitterter modify Mann, würde keinen Augenblick zögern, die Erde zu vernichten, um sich an Rhodan für den Raub seines Flaggschiffs zu rächen. Perry Rhodan bleibt nur eine Möglichkeit: Er wagt sich ein zweites Mal nach Iprasa, zur Welt aus Feuer und Eis. Dort vermutet er den Wächter des Archivs...

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Der andere Rhodan (Perry Rhodan NEO 100)

Im Februar 2038 geht für die Menschheit ein unerfüllbar erscheinender Wunschtraum in Erfüllung: Sie erhält die Freiheit zurück.

Perry Rhodan gelingt es unter Einsatz seines Lebens, die Macht des Großen Imperiums über die Erde zu brechen. Die Arkoniden sammeln ihre Flotte und bereiten den Rückzug aus dem Sonnensystem vor. Doch Rhodan zahlt einen hohen Preis für die Befreiung. Er wurde im Kampf mit den Besatzungstruppen verwundet und ringt seitdem mit dem Tod. Rhodans geheimnisvoller Symbiont, das Enteron, spendet ihm Kraft. Dabei gibt es seine Erinnerungen preis. Das Enteron berichtet von Rhodanos, dem anderen Rhodan...

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