|A Midwinter's Tale||Фантастика, Научная Фантастика|
|Ancient Engines||Фантастика, Научная Фантастика|
Bones of the Earth
Paleontologist Richard Leyster has achieved professional nirvana: a position with the Smithsonian Museum plus a groundbreaking dinosaur fossil site he can research, publish on, and learn from for years to come. There is nothing that could lure him away—until a disturbingly secretive stranger named Griffin enters Leysters office with an ice cooler and a job offer. In the cooler is the head of a freshly killed Stegosaurus.
Griffin has been entrusted with an extraordinary gift, an impossible technology on loan to humanity from unknown beings for an undisclosed purpose. Time travel has become a reality millions of years before it rationally could be. With it, Richard Leyster and his colleagues can make their most cherished fantasy come true. They can study the dinosaurs up close, in their own time and milieu.
Now, suddenly, individual lives can turn back on themselves. People can meet, shake hands, and converse with their younger versions at various crossroads in time. One wrong word, a single misguided act, could be disastrous to the project and to the world. But Griffin must make sure everything that is supposed to happen does happen—no matter who is destined to be hurt… or die.
And then there’s Dr. Gertrude Salley—passionate, fearless, and brutally ambitious—a genius rebel in the tight community of “bone men” and women. Alternately both Leyster’s and Griffin’s chief rival, trusted colleague, despised nemesis, and inscrutable lover at various junctures throughout time, Salley is relentlessly driven to screw with the working mechanisms of natural law, audaciously trespassing in forbidden areas, pushing paradox to the edge no matter what the consequences may be. And, when they concern the largest, most savage creatures that ever lived, the consequences may be terrifying indeed.
|Фантастика, Научная Фантастика|
|Dancing with Bears||Фантастика, Научная Фантастика|
|Dogfight||Фантастика, Научная Фантастика|
Domani il mondo cambierà
Domani il mondo cambierà è un romanzo affascinante e ricco d’azione, ma che si presta a molte letture. Siamo su un pianeta distante anni-luce dalla Terra, in un’epoca in cui l’umanità si è ormai stabilita fra le stelle: ma la grandiosa tecnologia che permette all’uomo di imbrigliare le forze dell’universo qui non è mai arrivata. Non è un caso: il pianeta è tenuto in isolamento artificiale, una specie di “quarantena” tecnologica che potrà essere spezzata solo con un gesto disperato, un furto di sapore prometeico… L’avvincente storia raccontata da Swanwick è quella di tale furto, della caccia all’uomo che ne segue e di un mondo intero sull’orlo di un cambiamento epocale: quello promesso dalla nuova scienza e quello a cui il pianeta va periodicamente incontro a causa delle sue insolite caratteristiche climatiche. Un libro d’avventura con una storia diversa, per scoprire uno dei migliori romanzieri americani affacciatisi alla scena negli anni Ottanta.
Vincitore del premio Nebula in 1991.
Nominato per i premi Hugo e Campbell in 1992.
Nominato per il premio di Arthu Clarke in 1993.
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|Griffin's Egg||Фантастика, Научная Фантастика|
|Legions In Time||Фантастика, Научная Фантастика|
|Radiant Doors||Фантастика, Научная Фантастика|
|Radio Waves||Фантастика, Научная Фантастика|
Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology
Cyberpunk is dead
The revolution has been co-opted by half-assed heroes, overclocked CGI, and tricked-out sunglasses. Once radical, cyberpunk is nothing more than a brand.
Time to stop flipping the channel
These sixteen extreme stories reveal a government ninja routed by a bicycle repairman, the inventor of digitized paper hijacked by his college crush, a dead boy trapped in a warped storybook paradise, and the Queen of England attacked with the deadliest of forbidden technology: a working modem. You'll meet Manfred Macx, renegade meme-broker, Red Sonja, virtual reality sex-goddess, and Felix, humble sysadmin and post-apocalyptic hero.
Editors James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel (Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology) have united cyberpunk visionaries William Gibson, Bruce Sterling, and Pat Cadigan with the new post-cyberpunk vanguard including Cory Doctorow, Charles Stross, and Jonathan Lethem. Including a canon-establishing introduction and excerpts from a hotly-contested online debate, Rewired is the first anthology to define and capture the crackling excitement of the post-cyberpunks.
From the grittiness of Mirrorshades to the Singularity and beyond, it's time to revive the revolution.
Are you ready?
|Фантастика, Боевая фантастика, Киберпанк, Социально-психологическая фантастика|
|Scherzo with Tyrannosaur||Фантастика, Научная Фантастика|
Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers
A dangerously seductive collection of tales that—like the sirens themselves—are impossible to resist
Sensuality mingles with fantasy in this sultry anthology starring fairies, sphinxes, werewolves, and other beings by masterful storytellers including Joyce Carol Oates, Neil Gaiman, Jane Yolen, Ellen Kushner, and more. Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers features a vampire who falls in love with her human prey, an updated Red Riding Hood fantasy, an unsuspecting young man who innocently joins in seductive faerie revelry, and a cat goddess made human. Alluring and charismatic, this collection from master editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling will stimulate more than just your imagination.
This ebook features illustrated biographies of Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, including rare photos from the editors’ personal collections.
|Alien Sex||Фантастика, Фэнтези, Любовные романы, Эротика, Любовно-фантастические романы|
|Slow Life||Фантастика, Научная Фантастика|
Stations of the Tide
As the planet Miranda slowly drowns under the weight of its own tides, a bureaucrat from the Division of Technology Transfer conducts an investigation into the life of a local celebrity, a “magician” who possesses proscribed technology and whose personal powers hold much of the dying planet in thrall.
Won Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1992.
Nominated for Hugo and Campbell awards in 1992.
Nominated for Arthur C. Clarke Award in 1993.
|Фантастика, Космическая фантастика|
The Dog Said Bow-Wow
Hugo Best Short Story winner (2002).
|Фантастика, Научная Фантастика|
The Dragons of Babel
A fantasy masterpiece from a five-time Hugo Award winner!
A war-dragon of Babel crashes in the idyllic fields of a post-industrialized Faerie and, dragging himself into the nearest village, declares himself king and makes young Will his lieutenant. Nightly, he crawls inside the young fey's brain to get a measure of what his subjects think.
Forced out of his village, Will travels with female centaur soldiers, witnesses the violent clash of giants, and acquires a surrogate daughter, Esme, who has no knowledge of the past and may be immortal. Evacuated to the Tower of Babel -- infinitely high, infinitely vulgar, very much like New York City -- Will meets the confidence trickster Nat Whilk. Inside the Dread Tower, Will becomes a hero to the homeless living in the tunnels under the city, rises as an underling to a politician, and meets his one true love - a high-elven woman he dare not aspire to.
You've heard of hard SF: This is hard fantasy from a master of the form.
The Iron Dragon's Daughter
The changeling's decision to steal a dragon and escape was born, though she did not know it then, the night the children met to plot the death of their supervisor…
With these words, author Michael Swanwick ushers us into a remarkable realm of darkest fantasy, erotic dreams and industrial magicks—equaling the undiluted power and uniqueness of vision of his Nebula award-winning masterwork STATIONS OF THE TIDE.
Jane is a human changeling child coming of age in a world of violence and monsters. An abused outcast, she toils unceasingly alongside trolls, dwarves, shifters and feys in the dank, stygian bowels of a steam dragon plant—helping to construct the massive, black iron flying machines the elvan rulers use for waging war. Young Jane's days are bleak and her future seems hopeless—until a cold yet tantalizing inner voice whispers to her of high lakes, autumn stars…and freedom.
The voice leads her to a junkyard dragon—old and broken, kept alive by hatred and a still-unsatisfied thirst for blood. And he promises to help Jane escape, if she will, in turn, help him to fly again. But untold wonders and terrors both lie beyond the factory gates—where a true name is a weapon…and erotic temptations wait to corrupt a young girl already hardened by life's cruel inequities.
A quick mind and a taste and talent for thievery will sustain Jane, however, on her strange and arduous journey from slave to student, from alchemist to avenger—while drugs and dreams transport her Elsewhere, on fleeting trips to a stolen reality. And through it all, the dragon lurks in the shadows—filling her head with violent visions, drawing her into a web of unknown plots and unseen forces. And, ultimately, at his controls, the changeling will confront the powers that have always ruled her life—seeking impossible answers through the obliteration of history…and the end of all things.
World Fantasy (nominee)
Arthur C. Clarke Award (nominee)
|Фантастика, Эпическая фантастика|
|The Very Pulse of the Machine||Фантастика, Научная Фантастика|
The Year's Best Science Fiction, Volume 29
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: Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world. This venerable collection brings together short stories from 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.
In this collection of thirty-five science fiction stories from 2011, Gardner Dozois once again identifies the best stories of the year.
|The Year's Best Science Fiction||Фантастика, Научная Фантастика|
|Trojan Horse||Фантастика, Научная Фантастика|
|Vacumn Flowers||Фантастика, Научная Фантастика|
Vergil Magus: King Without Country
Although he never met Avram Davidson in person, Michael Swanwick has always been a great admirer of his work. When the estate asked him to complete one of Avram’s unfinished stories, he was happy to do so. “Davidson was one of the great prose stylists of science fiction, and it was no easy task emulating him. As I wrote, I could feel Avram’s ghost standing grumpily at my shoulder, making disapproving noises whenever I got it wrong. He had left clues throughout the text, however, pointing the way to the story’s resolution, and I am confident not only that ‘Vergil Magus: King Without Country’ ends the way he intended, but that I have correctly identified and solved each and every clue he planted. Except one. I never did figure out the onions.” Grania Davis, Avram Davidson’s former wife and literary executor, recently finished one of Mr. Davidson’s novellas—The Boss in the Wall (Tachyon Press, May 1998).
|Vergil Magus||Фантастика, Научная Фантастика|
Ever since finishing his acclaimed new novel, Jack Faust (Avon), Michael Swanwick has had an outpouring of short fiction. We’ve been lucky to be c the receiving end for most of these stories. In his latest tale, he reveals the high cost of serenity and the even higher cost of freedom.
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Year's Best SF 17
Once again, the finest short-form sf offerings of the year have been collected in a single volume. With Year's Best SF 17, acclaimed, award-winning editors and anthologists David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer demonstrate the amazing depth and power of contemporary speculative fiction, showcasing astonishing stories from some of the genre's most respected names as well as exciting new writers to watch. Prepare to travel light years from the ordinary into a tomorrow at once breathtaking, frightening, and possible, with tales of wonder from: Elizabeth Bear
|Year's Best SF||Фантастика, Научная Фантастика|