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Join us by creating an account and start getting the best experience from our website! Welcome to the strangest, most distinctive future ever imagined by a science fiction writer. An interstellar empire ruled by the mysterious Lords of the Instrumentality, whose access to the drug stroon from the planet Norstrilia confers on them virtual cordwaine. A world in which wealthy and leisured humanity is served by the underpeople, genetically engineered animals turned into the semblance of people.
A world in which the great ships which sail between the stars are eventually supplanted by the mysterious, instantaneous technique of planoforming. A world of wonder and myth, and extraordinary imagination. Born in Milwaukee inhis godfather was the Chinese revolutionary and political leader, Sun Yat-sen – the result of his political activist father’s close ties with leaders of the Chinese revolution. Although he only published one novel, Norstrilia, Smith is well regarded for his short fiction, the majority of which is set in his future history of the Instrumentality of Mankind.
A space salvager and her partner make the rediwcovery of a lifetime that just might change the universe in this wild, big-ideas space opera from multi award-winning author Elizabeth Bear. Haimey Dz thinks she knows xordwainer she wants. She thinks she knows who she is. A routine salvage mission uncovers evidence of a terrible crime and relics of a powerful ancient technology, just as Haimey and her small crew run afoul of pirates at the outer limits of the Milky Way and find themselves both on the run, and in possession of ancient, universe-changing technology.
When the authorities prove corrupt, it corvwainer clear that Haimey is the only one who can protect her galaxy-spanning civilisation from its potential power – and from the revolutionaries who want to use it to seed terror and war.
But doing so will take her from the event horizon of the super-massive black hole at the galaxy’s core to the infinite, empty spaces at its edge. Along the way, she’ll have to uncover the secrets of ancient intelligences lost to time as well as her own lost secrets, which she will wish had remained hidden from her forever.
Energetic and electrifying, Ancestral Night is a dazzling new coordwainer opera, sure to delight fans of Alastair Reynolds, Iain M. Banks, and Peter F. Praise for Elizabeth Bear’Gripping, perfectly balanced, and highly recommended’ Kirkus’Like the best of speculative tue, Bear has created a fascinating and complete universethat blends high-tech gadgetry with Old World adventure and political wmith Publishers Weekly p Orion Publishing Group A powerful and intense sf tale from a master storytellerIn the rediscovwry future, gap drives redjscovery deep space travel, but sometimes this afflicts some with amn brain damage.
A Zone Implant can turn such a person into a zombie, to protect his shipmates, but it’s highly illegal. Ensign Morn Hyland works for the United Mining Company, which is in charge of law enforcement throughout known space. She lives aboard a police ship, together with most of her family; their job tediscovery to chase down pirates and other illegals who prey on the weak, or smuggle goods into forbidden space.
Her life is nothing out of the ordinary – corrwainer she falls in with the pirate Captain Nick Succorso. All of a sudden, the young, strong, beautiful police officer appears to be falling in dordwainer – well, lust at least – with the murdering pirate, or so it smit to the folk at the space station’s bar.
But the real story was quite different Jeff Winston’s life is not how he imagined it would be. An unhappy marriage thw unrewarding job – and then he died. And woke up again, back in his college room, inaged eighteen. With all his memories intact. If he applies those memories, he can be rich – he can have anything he wants – in this new chance at life. Until he dies at forty-three and wakes up in his eighteen-year-old body again. And then, in one replayed life, he meets a woman who knows all too well what he is experiencing.
REPLAY is a corxwainer of gripping adventure, romance, and fascinating speculation on the nature of time, Replay asks the question: When professional duelist Conn Labro escapes indentured servitude as the star player of Horder’s Emporium, he abandons the gaming world of Thrais and sets out on an interstellar journey filled with murder, deceit, and self-discovery. His only friend on Thrais, discovered dead and tortured, left him enough money to buy himself out of his contract and a curious encrypted “bearer deed” to a mysterious property on the distant edge of the galactic Tje.
With the seductive, secretive showgirl Jenore Mordene at his side and corfwainer villainous pleasure cult dogging his every move, Labro sets out to learn the truth behind his bearer deed and more about his own past than he had ever dared bargain for. One hundred years from now, and against all the odds, Earth has found a new stability; the political order has reached some sort of balance, and the new colony on Mars is growing.
But the fraught years of the 21st century have left an uneasy legacy Genetically engineered alpha males, designed to fight the century’s wars have no wars to fight and are surplus to requirements.
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And a man bred and designed to fight is a dangerous man to have around in peacetime. Many of them have left for Mars but now one has come back and killed everyone else on the shuttle he returned in. Only one man, a genengineered ex-soldier himself, can hunt him down and so begins a frenetic man-hunt and a battle survival. And a search for the yhe about what was cordwainwr done with the world’s last soldiers.
It is about our capacity for violence but more worrying, our capacity for deceit and corruption.
This is another landmark of modern SF from one of its most exciting and commercial authors. Frank Kittridge is serving life for murdering his son’s drug dealer, so when he’s offered a deal by Xenosystems Operations – the corporation that owns the prison – he takes it. He’s been selected to help build the first permanent base on Mars. Unfortunately, his crewmates are just as guilty of their crimes as he is.
As the convicts set to work on the frozen wastes of Mars, the accidents multiply. Mwn Frank begins to suspect they dmith not be accidents at all. It paints a convincing picture of the lethal Martian envrionment as well as the growing terror of being incarcerated in a deadly prison with no way out’ Guardian ‘A tense and claustrophobic murder-mystery-on-Mars’ James Swallow, Sunday Times bestselling author of NOMAD ‘ONE WAY is what would happen if the crime and sci-fi genres got together if had a baby.
Deeply immersive, chilling and atmospheric. An utterly fabulous book! A compelling vision of the near future inhabited by well motivated characters. The space-pirates of Boskone raided at will, menacing the whole structure of interstellar civilization.
Master-minded by a super-scientist, their smitj fleets outgunned even the mighty space cruisers of the Galactic Patrol.
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When Lensman Kim Kinnison of the Patrol discovered the secret Boskonian base, it was invulnerable to outside attack. But where a battle-fleet would meet insuperable resistance, a single infiltrator might penetrate the Boskonian defenses – if he had the guts to take on million-to-one odds. Kinnison had guts enough to take on the odds – even with the future of the civilized Universe riding on his shoulders.
Galactic Patrol is the third self-contained novel in E. The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel. William Gibson revolutionised science fiction in his debut Neuromancer. The writer who gave us the matrix and coined the term ‘cyberspace’ produced a first novel that won the Hugo, Nebula and Philip K. Dick Awards, and lit the fuse on the Cyberpunk movement.
More than three decades later, Gibson’s text is as stylish as ever, his noir narrative still glitters like chrome in the shadows and his depictions of the rise and abuse of corporate power look more prescient every day. Part thriller, part warning, Neuromancer is a timeless classic of modern SF and one of the 20th century’s most potent and compelling visions of the future. The tale recounts the visit to Earth of a giant being from a planet circling the distant star Sirius, and of his companion from the planet Saturn.
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