The Eternal Flame (Orthogonal, Book 2) by Greg Egan

By Greg Egan

Greg Egan's The Clockwork Rocket brought readers to an unique universe the place the legislation of physics are very various from our personal, the place the rate of sunshine varies in methods Einstein may by no means enable, and the place clever lifestyles has advanced in certain and engaging methods. Now Egan keeps his epic story of alien beings launched into a determined voyage to avoid wasting their world...

The iteration send Peerless is looking for complicated know-how able to sparing their domestic planet from approaching destruction. In idea, the send is touring quickly sufficient that it will possibly traverse the cosmos for generations—and nonetheless go back domestic just a couple of years once they departed. yet a severe gasoline scarcity threatens to chop their pressing voyage brief, while a inhabitants explosion stretches the ship's life-support skill to its limits.

When the astronomer Tamara discovers the thing, a meteor whose trajectory will deliver it inside of variety of the Peerless, she sees a dicy option to the gas situation. in the meantime, the biologist Carlo searches for a greater option to regulate fertility, regardless of the traditions and prejudices in their society. because the scientists conflict with the ship's leaders, they locate themselves stuck up in both harmful revolutions: One within the sexual roles in their species, the opposite of their very knowing of the character of subject and energy.

The everlasting Flame lighting fixtures up the brain with awesome new frontiers of physics and biology, as in basic terms Greg Egan might think them.

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The Time of the Dark (Darwath Trilogy, Book 1) by Barbara Hambly

By Barbara Hambly

A murderous strength threatens a far away magical global, and a normal Californian is drawn into the conflict to save lots of mankind

As a scholar of medieval historical past, Gil Patterson is a girl accustomed to darkish tales. She understands good the Crusades, the Black dying, and the opposite horrors of the center a long time, however it is one other type of atrocity that has began to hang-out her goals. She sees forces of evil assaulting a beleaguered country, whose variety individuals are near to annihilation, and awakes each one morning in a chilly sweat. Gil dismisses the goals until eventually a wizard seems in her condominium. He has crossed into her measurement, passing throughout the fraying cloth of the universe, to invite her support. For mankind to outlive he needs to defend an baby prince, whom he plans to conceal in Gil's global. the coed of historical past is set to get a lot toward evil than she ever imagined. This book beneficial properties an illustrated biography of Barbara Hambly, together with infrequent photographs and never-before-seen files from the author’s own collection.

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Treasure of Light (Powers of Light, Book 2) by Kathleen O'Neal Gear

By Kathleen O'Neal Gear

INTERSTELLAR ARMAGEDDON is threatening to engulf either the forces of the alien Magistrates and the human rebels referred to as the Gamant humans. For even though Jeremiel Baruch, insurgent army chief, has controlled to accomplish the very unlikely through seizing keep watch over of the Magisterial conflict cruiser Hoyer, he can simply keep a fragment of the folk on Horeb from the enemy-induced fireplace storms sweeping the planet.

And as soon as the rescue test is done, there's nowhere for Jeremiel to take his humans however the global of Tikkun, the place the Gamants are scuffling with a last-ditch underground motion opposed to the alien enemy, whilst they pray for salvation throughout the holiest treasure in their humans, the mysterious Mea Shearim - their basically surviving gateway to their god.

But Tikkun has turn into a Magisterial loss of life catch. And Hoyer is unsuspectingly heading for a cataclysmic stumble upon, one who will inexorably draw all forces alongside an ever-tightening spiral of risk - as an old Gamant prophecy of Armageddon starts to return all too frighteningly true....

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My Real Children by Jo Walton

By Jo Walton

It’s 2015, and Patricia Cowan is particularly previous. “Confused today,” learn the notes clipped to the top of her mattress. She forgets issues she should still know—what yr it really is, significant occasions within the lives of her little ones. yet she recollects issues that don't appear attainable. She recalls marrying Mark and having 4 young ones. and she or he recalls no longer marrying Mark and elevating 3 young ones with Bee as a substitute. She recalls the bomb that killed President Kennedy in 1963, and she or he recollects Kennedy in 1964, declining to run back after the nuclear alternate that took out Miami and Kiev.

Her adolescence, her years at Oxford throughout the moment global War—those have been strong issues. yet after that, did she marry Mark or now not? Did her buddies all name her Trish, or Pat? Had she been a housewife who escaped a poor marriage after her teenagers have been grown, or a winning shuttle author with houses in Britain and Italy? And the moon outdoor her window: does it host a benign examine station, or a command put up bristling with nuclear missiles?

Two lives, worlds, models of recent background; every one with their loves and losses, their sorrows and triumphs. Jo Walton's My actual little ones is the story of either one of Patricia Cowan’s lives...and of the way each lifestyles capacity the complete world.​

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Expedition To Earth (Short Stories) by Arthur C. Clarke

By Arthur C. Clarke

This selection of Clarke’s paintings was once initially released in 1953, while it used to be chosen as the best technology fiction books of the 12 months by means of Boucher and McComas. It includes many brief tales that may later turn into classics, together with “The Sentinel”—the foundation for the later vintage 2001: an area Odyssey.

These tales current a super show off of Clarke’s many-layered method of the ethical dilemmas of medical advancement—from the exciting and brutal “Breaking Strain” to the extra poetic and considerate “Second Dawn.” This assortment represents a tour-de-force of technological know-how fiction storytelling certain to pride fanatics of Clarke’s paintings and the SF genre.

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The Stone That Never Came Down by John Brunner

By John Brunner

The realm is awash in civic decay, army coups and innovative governments, bands of believers ('Godheads') roaming the streets and turning plastic crosses into attack guns. One scientist has stumbled on a brand new form of viral drug, VC, which has the ability to significantly modify the human brain. it may retailer civilization yet at what rate? And who has the best to determine approximately even if to exploit it? Brunner at his thought-provoking, action-packed most sensible.

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Star Trek: Security (Star Trek: Corp of Engineers, Book 54) by Keith R. A. DeCandido

By Keith R. A. DeCandido

Starfleet Corps of Engineers
When a brand new safety defend experiences for accountability, it units da Vinci safety leader Domenica Corsi off in ways in which confuse either her employees and her someday lover Fabian Stevens. whilst Stevens confronts her, it merely makes issues worse -- until eventually Corsi takes Stevens into her self belief ...
Ten years in the past, Corsi served at the U.S.S. Roosevelt. On a visit to the Federation international of Izar, Corsi used to be assigned to paintings with a neighborhood peace officer named Christine Vale to attempt to unravel a a number of murder. however the path of proof leads down a street Corsi refuses to take -- a choice that would have tragic effects for the younger officer.

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Beyond Armageddon (Beyond Armageddon, Book 1) by Anthony DeCosmo

By Anthony DeCosmo

Earth is invaded by means of a suite of alien animals--both predators and prey--as good as extraterrestrial militias of various technological services. Governments fall; towns are overrun. The panorama grows wild, alien forces try to carve out zones of keep watch over, and humanity not sits atop the nutrition chain.
Trevor Stone unearths himself on my own and afraid during this chaotic new global while he meets an odd previous guy who can provide 3 gifts.
First, a well-stocked property ideal for surviving the preliminary invasion. moment, the power to regulate the fiercest breeds of canine. 3rd, entry to the genetic stories of mankind.
It turns out he's all a part of a plan; a plan that has set 'rules' to this invasion and one who blurs the road among hero and villain.

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Star Trek: The Demon, Book 1 (Star Trek: Corp of Engineers, by Loren L. Coleman, Randall N. Bills

By Loren L. Coleman, Randall N. Bills

STARFLEET CORPS OF ENGINEERS
What starts off as an easy research of a weird subspace sign results in an errand of mercy, because the da Vinci responds to a misery name -- from the sting of a black gap! hundreds and hundreds of years in the past, the Resaurians positioned a station close to the development horizon, without end teetering at the fringe of the abyss, and now the S.C.E. needs to have the opportunity to rescue them.
But the black gap, often called "the Demon," includes centuries-old secrets and techniques that the Resaurians will kill to guard -- and either the U.S.S. da Vinci and the station will be sacrificed to the Demon which will shield these secrets and techniques!

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