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обложка книги Caine Black Knife Caine Black Knife Stover Matthew Acts of Caine  
Creatures of Light and Darkness Zelazny Roger Joseph  
обложка книги Choque de Reyes Choque de Reyes

Un cometa del color de la sangre hiende el cielo cargado de malos augurios. Y hay razones sobradas para pensar así: los Siete Reinos se ven sacudidos por las luchas intestinas entre los nobles por la sucesión al Trono de Hierro. En la otra orilla del océano, la princesa Daenerys Targaryen conduce a su pueblo de jinetes salvajes a través del desierto. Y en los páramos helados del Norte, más allá del Muro, un ejército implacable avanza impune hacia un territorio asolado por el caos y las guerras fraticidas.

George R.R. Martin, con pulso firme y enérgico, nos deleita con un brillante despliegue de personajes, engranando una trama rica, densa y sorprendente. Nos vuelve testigos de luchas fraticidas, intrigas y traiciones palaciegas en una tierra maldita por la guerra, donde fuerzas ocultas se alzan de nuevo y acechan para reinar en las noches del largo invierno que se avecina.

Martin George RR Canción de Hielo y Fuego  
обложка книги Child Child Tenn William  
обложка книги Crown of Vengeance Crown of Vengeance Zimmer Stephen Fires in Eden  
обложка книги Cluster Cluster

The CLUSTER series of SF adventures is set in a future focused on colonization of distant planets. Sphere Sol is about 100 light years in diameter, centered on the Earth’s sun. Surrounding this sphere are other, similar spheres each centered on another star such as Polaris or Canopus. Colonization is accomplished by: instantaneous teleportation, called matter transmission or mattermission (very expensive); “freezer” ships in which colonists are sent in cryonic preservation at very high speeds (much decay and average 50% loss of colonists occurs during the voyages) and lifeships, slower, safer multigenerational vessels with voyages that run to centuries (during which the travelers regress in technical sophistication.) Because of the difficulty of colonization and the smaller population bases, all spheres suffer spherical regression — the greater the distance from source star to colony, the lower the level of technology that survives. Social organizations regress backward to historical periods of the home planet’s past. Outworld, Sphere Sol’s farthest colony, is populated by paleolithic tribes who hunt with flint spears and make fire. Colonists know about the interstellar empire and the home worlds mattermit government and security personnel to all colony worlds. Every living thing has a Kirlian aura that can be measured. Through transfer, a refinement of mattermission technology, the mind and personality of individuals with high aura can be sent to animate a body physically distant but a hosted aura fades at the rate of about 1 unit per Earth day and higher-Kirlian individuals last longer and thus have more freedom of movement.


As CLUSTER opens, the alien envoy Pnotl of Sphere Knyfh seeks help from Sphere Sol in a shared galactic-level crisis: Galaxy Andromeda has discovered the secret of energy transfer and intends to use it to steal the basic energy of the Milky Way Galaxy. Knyfh offers the secret of aura transfer on the understanding that Sphere Sol will spread the technology to help create a galactic coalition to find and defeat agents of Andromeda. Sol’s highest-Kirlian individual is Flint, a green-skinned native of Outworld, who has a Kirlian aura of 200, an eidetic memory (useful for memorizing the complex equations of Kirlian transfer that he will need to communicate to other spheres). He has extraordinary intelligence, and is highly adaptable. His mission is complicated, however, by the fact that he is pursued everywhere by a very high Kirlian female Andromedan agent and, somehow, the Andromedans are able to detect and trace Kirlian transfers.

Anthony Piers Cluster  
обложка книги Chaining the Lady Chaining the Lady

CHAINING THE LADY is the second CLUSTER book. Melody, a product of Flint and the Andromedan’s mating in CLUSTER, must save the Milky Way Galaxy and create a place where creatures can transfer without limitations. Melody must survive in worlds unknown and alien to her and she does that where others fail when her aura augments her skills and abilities. The book opens with the discovery that Andromeda, the enemy galaxy of the first novel, has discovered the secret of involuntary hosting: a Kirlian aura that is sufficiently stronger than that of an individual can take possession of that individual. Andromeda has secretly infiltrated the highest levels of government in Sphere Sol and its allies and resurrect its plot to steal the energy of the Milky Way.


Melody of Mintaka, a direct descendant of Flint of Outworld and his Andromedan nemesis, has a Kirlian aura of well over 200. She is pressed into service to “possess” and interrogate a captured Andromedan transferee. Melody, hosted in the young and beautiful body of Yael of Dragon, must, like her progenitor Flint, find a way to defeat the Andromedan threat and save the galaxy. The mysterious Ancients are present again in the form of their artifacts and sites. The themes of Tarot and of various myths of Sphere Sol (in this case that of Perseus and Andromeda) play a big part this novel. The interSphere fleet of starships has forms analogous to the Tarot suits of Disks, Cups, Wands and Swords.

Anthony Piers Cluster  
обложка книги Child of a Dead God Child of a Dead God

For years, Magiere and Leesil have sought a long-forgotten artifact, even though its purpose has been shrouded in mystery. All Magiere knows is that she must keep the orb from falling into the hands of a murdering Noble Dead, her half-brother Welstiel. And now, dreams of a castle locked in ice lead her south, on a journey that has become nothing less than an obsession.

Accompanying Magiere and Leesil are the sage Wynn, their canine protector Chap, and two elven assassins-turned-guardians who must fight their distrust of this sister of the dead. For forces more powerful than they are rallying around Magiere, arming her for the conflict to come. Because finding the orb may be just the beginning of the challenges that await her…

Hendee Barb, Hendee J C Noble Dead  
China Mountain Zhang

Amazon.com Review

When talking about this book you have to list the awards it's won-the Hugo, the Tiptree, the Lambda, the Locus, a Nebula nomination-after that you can skip the effusive praise from the New York Times and get to the heart of things: This is a book about a future many don't agree with. It's set in a 22nd century dominated by Communist China and the protagonist is a gay man. These aren't the usual tropes of science fiction, and they aren't written in the usual way. But, wow, it's one heck of a story.

"A first novel this good gives every reader a chance to share in the pleasure of discovery; to my mind, Ms. McHugh's achievement recalls the best work of Delany and Robinson without being in the least derivative."-The New York Times

"It's a rare writer who produces a novel this good…I can't think of a book that offers a more lived-in future. The people are impulsive, changeable, and very real. Lovers of fine fiction, SF, and otherwise, will treasure this deeply humane book. Five stars."-Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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It's is a pleasure to read something that's so rich…As she sets the core in rich people's mainland China, it's the finish on this work that's astonishing: language so clear and deep it seems you could put your hand in it, like water. China Mountain Zhang is a book full of ideas, beautifully illustrated…One of the most interesting and most satisfying novels out this year. – The New York Review of Science Fiction

McHugh Maureen F  
обложка книги CETURTAIS LEDUS LAIKMETS CETURTAIS LEDUS LAIKMETS

KOBO ABE

CETURTAIS LEDUS LAIKMETS

K o b o A b e

CETURTAIS LEDUS LAIKMETS Vāku zīmējis . Reinbergs.

Redaktors 0. Jansons. Māksi, redaktore Sk. Elere. Tehn. redaktore Z. Bruzgule. Korektore I. Ozola. Nodota salikšanai 1966. g. 25. jūlijā. Parakstīta iespiešanai 1966. g. 6. septembrī. Papīra formāts 70X 90'/3j. 8,875 fiz. Iespiedi.; 10,38 uzsk. iespiedi.; 9,66 izdevn. 1. Metiens 40 000 eks. Maksā 56 kap- Izdevniecība «Zinātne> Rīgā, Turgeņeva Ielā 19- Iespiesta Latvijas PSR Ministru Padomes Preses komitejas Poligrāfiskās rūpniecības pārvaldes 3. tipogrāfijā Rīgā, Ļeņina Ielā Nr, 137/139. Pašūt. Nr. 415. A(Jap)

«Ceturtais ledus laikmets», 1966. gada maijā žurnālā «Inostrannaja literatūra» publicēts Abe ro­māns «Sieviete smiltīs».«Svešā seja».

Abe nostājas par mieru un drau­dzību starp padomju un japāņu tautām. 1963. gadā viņš apmeklēja mūsu zemi,

ABE KOBO  
обложка книги CIEMOS FANTĀZIJAS ZEMĒ-Fantastisku stāstu krājums CIEMOS FANTĀZIJAS ZEMĒ-Fantastisku stāstu krājums

CIEMOS FANTĀZIJAS ZEMĒ-Fantastisku stāstu krājums

. izdevniecība «zinātne» Rīgā 1971

ГОСТИ СТРАНЫ ФАНТАЗИИ Издательство «Зинатне» На латышском языке

Mākslinieks Gunvalds Elers

Izdota saskaņā ar Latvijas PSR Zinātņu akadēmijas Redakciju un izdevumu padomes 1970. gada lēmumu

PRIEKŠVĀRDS

Ieskatieties šīs grāmatas satura rādītājā. Jūs atradīsiet tajā tādus vārdus kā Džeks Londons un Edvards Morgans Forsters, O. Henrijs un Andrē Moruā, Primo Levi un Trumens Kapote. Šie rakstnieki reti kad sa­pulcējas vienuviet. Bet šis ir īpašs gadījums. Viņi satikušies Fantāzijas zemē.

Bet kur gan šī zeme atrodas?

Drosmīgajiem pētniekiem izdevās tur no­kļūt, bet viņiem nebija viegli nospraust tās robežas un dot pilnīgu aprakstu. Viens no­vads atšķīrās no otra, klimats bija nepastā­vīgs, bet aborigēni — cilvēki ar dīvainībām. Uz ceļinieka jautājumu par kaimiņu ciema iedzīvotājiem viņi, ar izbrīnu lūkodamies svešiniekā, atbildēja, ka neviena cita ciema vairs neesot, bet aiz nomales žogiem sāko­ties kosmosa tāles. Un tomēr, lai cik grūti bija pastāstīt par šo zemi, retajam radās šaubas, ka tā pastāv. Ļoti daudzi taču bija to apmeklējuši, atstājuši atmiņas par sevi, bet dažs tajā pat tā iedzīvojies, ka jutās ne slik­tāk kā mājās.

To nav grūti izskaidrot. Klimata un aina­vas daudzveidība, kas raksturīga šai zemei, dod iespēju gandrīz vai katram izvēlēties sev piemērotu novadu. Tie, ar kuriem mēs tiekamies šajā krājumā, maz līdzinās cits citam gan kā fantasti, gan kā nefantastisku daiļdarbu autori. Protams, katrs te parādās neparastā izskatā, bet mums nav grūti atce­rēties, ka to pašu cilvēku esam redzējuši agrāk — tikai citā tērpā. Reizēm mūsu priekšā ir spoguļattēls, bet arī tad nav grūti saprast, kas stāv spoguļa priekšā. Pat burvju valstībā pārtapt par citu būtni nav viegli. Bet varbūt daži nemaz netiecas pārtapt? Viņi ierodas Fantāzijas zemē ne jau tālab, lai at­raisītos no sevis, — viņiem ir cits mērķis. Viņi cenšas šajā zemē pilnīgāk atklāt paši sevi, atrast vēl vienu sava talanta šķautni.

Pēdējos desmit gados šīs zemes pievilkša­nas spēks ir tā pieaudzis, ka jāsāk domāt, vai te nav vēl kāds visiem kopīgs iemesls.

Jā. Ir. To sauc — Divdesmitais Gadsimts.

Fantastika pavada visus lielos pavērsienus cilvēces vēsturē. Fantastikas caurausta bija Renesanse. Lielu godu tai parādīja racionāli domājošā Apgaismība. Priekšstats par fan­tastisko katram no šiem laikmetiem bija savs, bet neviens no tiem nav iedomājams bez fantastiskiem daiļdarbiem, kurus tie at­stājuši mums, — bez «Gargantijas un Pan- tagriela», «Gulivera ceļojumiem» un «Mik- romegasa».

Fantastika vienmēr rosīgi piedalījusies reālās pasaules pārveidošanā. Un, protams, savā skaidrojumā. «Ceļojums uz Liliputiju» krietni palīdzēja Svifta laikabiedriem izprast galma intrigu būtību, valsts vadības mehā­nismu un partiju ķildu jēgu, bet «Ceļojums uz Laputu» — izprast, kam kalpos zinātnes sasniegumi, ja tos izmantos privileģētās šķi­ras: lidojošā sala noder ļaužu iebiedēšanai un nodokļu izspiešanai, bet, kas attiecas uz tās iedzīvotājiem, «augšējiem sabiedrības slāņiem» (šoreiz vārda tiešā nozīmē), tad viņi gan ir muļķi, taču savu labumu neaiz­mirst!

Bet jābrīnās, lūk, par ko: fantastika bija, bet fantastu nebija! Ne Rablē, ne Svifts, ne Voltērs nebija fantastikas autori. Nosaukt viņus par tādiem var tikai tālab, lai uz­svērtu, cik milzīgs ir viņu ieguldījums pa­saules fantastikas attīstībā. Šie rakstnieki piederēja visai literatūrai. Ja viņi rakstīja fantastiku, tad vienīgi tādēļ, ka literatūra at­radās tādā stadijā, kad bija nepieciešama fantastika. Fantastika vēl nebija izveidoju­sies par atsevišķu literatūras nozari, kas var pārdzīvot uzplaukumu un panīkumu, bet tā eksistē visu laiku, neatkarīgi no tā, vai sa­biedrībai pēc tās liela vai maza vajadzība.

Fantastikas tendence norobežoties kaut cik pilnīgi izpaudās tikai deviņpadsmitajā gadsimtā. Varenu stimulu šim procesam deva Zila Verna daiļrade. Kopš tā laika fan­tastikai ir savi autori, savi lasītāji, savas

iemīļotas tēmas. Fantastika ir kļuvusi par at­sevišķu virzienu literatūrā. Bet vai te neslē­pās zināmas briesmas? Vai fantastika neva­rēja tikt izolēta no literatūras galvenās plūs­mas?

Varēja, protams, un tas notika ne vienu reizi vien. Toties tajos gadījumos, kad pa­saules mākslinieciskās apgūšanas process lika pievērsties fantastikai, tā bija klāt kā saukta pati ar savām metodēm, ar savu ne­pārtrauktu tradīciju. Tieši šajos attīstības posmos fantastika kļuva sevišķi bagāta — tai vajadzēja sasniegt uzdevuma līmeni. Ša­jos pašos posmos arvien stiprāk tiekties pretī fantastikai sāka rakstnieki, kas īpaši tajā nestrādāja.

Tāds posms bija divdesmitais gadsimts, kas visumā labvēlīgi ietekmēja šo literatūras žanru.

Kas tam par iemeslu? Dažos vārdos grūti pateikt. Visdrīzāk mums ir darīšana nevis ar 4 vienu, bet vairākiem iemesliem, kas, savīda- mies un veidodami jaunus savienojumus, no­ved gan pie fantastikas kāpuma, gan kri­tuma. Acīmredzot mūsu gadsimtā pastāv vairāki faktori, kas zināmos apstākļos pēkšņi dod varenu stimulu fantastikas attīstībai.

Izcila nozīme te bijusi zinātnes un tehni­kas progresam. Nākotne tuvojas mums ar milzīgu ātrumu. Noskaidrot attīstības ten­dences ir arvien nepieciešamāk, lai izlemtu,

kā rīkoties pašreizējā momentā, un vienlai­kus arvien grūtāk: mūsu laikmets prasa agrāk neredzētus domu mērogus un domāša­nas intensitāti. Pasaule paveras mums nepa­rastā plašumā un mainībā. Mēģinājums izpē­tīt pat visšaurāko nākotnes iecirkni paver ceļu neskaitāmiem atrisinājuma variantiem. Mēs patlaban dzīvojam «prāta» gadsimtā, bet prasības, ko tas izvirza saprātam, ir citā­das nekā agrāk. Divdesmitais gadsimts stāv tālu no bijušā racionālisma. Tas nevis klasi­ficē, bet izzina procesus, tas nevis inventa­rizē sastingušo pasauli, bet tiecas izprast sarežģīto reālo pasauli, kur parādību robežas ir izplūdušas, kur viss pāriet viens otrā un nekas vairs nespēj apmierināt pie stabilitā­tes, nobeigtības un kārtības pieradušo cil­vēku. Pie tam vēl mūsu laikmets nav vien­kārši pārmaiņu laikmets — tas ir satrici­nājumu laikmets. Reti kādu domas ēku te izjauc pa ķieģelītim. Biežāk tā sabrūk uzreiz, pie tam dažkārt tāds liktenis piemeklē cel­tnes, kam vēl nav uzlikts jumts. Grūti stādī­ties priekšā piemērotākus apstākļus, lai grautu domāšanas stereotipus, atmestu aiz­spriedumus, padarītu cilvēka domāšanu var- būtīgu, nevis dogmatisku. Vai tā nav lieliska augsne mūsdienu fantastikai?

Maz ir tādu, kas izjutuši to tik pilnīgi un tik agri kā Herberts Velss.

Divdesmitais gadsimts nonāca pretrunā ar hronoloģiju. Tā sākums aizkavējās. Tikai pirmais pasaules karš un Lielā Oktobra revo­lūcija atšķēla pagājušo gadsimtu no mūsu gadsimta. Bet fantastikā divdesmitais gad­simts sākās jau 1895. gadā — kad parādījās Velsa «Laika mašīna». Vairāku gadu gaitā tai sekoja romānu grupa, kas noteica ne vien mūsu gadsimta fantastikai raksturīgo proble­mātiku, bet arī neskaitāmos paņēmienus, tēlus un sižetus, — «Ārsta Moro sala», «Ne­redzamais cilvēks», «Pasauļu karš», «Kad Gu­lošais mostas», «Pirmie cilvēki uz Mēness», «Dievu ēdiens».

Mūsdienu fantastikas atkarība no Velsa dažreiz izpaužas ļoti uzskatāmā formā. Drīz pēc otrā pasaules kara amerikāņu firma «Paramount» uzņēma filmu «Pasauļu karš», kas pārstaigāja daudzu valstu ekrānus. Šīs filmas darbība risinājās mūsu gadsimta 50. gados, un, protams, visa tehnika, tai skaitā arī marsiešu tehnika, bija stipri mo­dernizēta. Marsiešu pazīstamo trijkāju vietā bija parādījušies tādi kā «lidojošie šķīvīši», kas slīd ne visai augstu virs zemes (droši vien ar antigravitācijas palīdzību). Virs tiem — metāla čūskas ar plakanām galvām. Tās ir ierīces novērošanai un kaujas stara izsviešanai, sava veida dezintegratori, kas nomainījuši Velsa «siltumstara ģeneratorus». Šiem «šķīvīšiem» Zemes iedzīvotāju ieroči neko nevar padarīt, tāpat kā Velsa trijkā- jiem, bet aizsardzība tiem labāka — tiem ap­kārt plešas spēka lauks. Vārdu sakot, visos modernās fantastikas atribūtos saskatāms ģe­nētisks sakars ar Velsa izdomājumiem.

Lai cik mūsdienu fantastika atkarīga no tā, kas paveikts agrāk, tā cenšas būt «uz gad­simta līmeņa», un daudzi nefantasti, kas nostājušies uz fantastikas ceļa, labprāt iz­manto tai tipiskas tēmas un mākslinieciskos paņēmienus. Tādi piemēri viegli atrodami arī mūsu krājumā. Savdabīgs vairāku stāstu kopsavilkums ir itāļu prozista Primo Levi dramatiskā ainiņa «Dzejdaris». Stāsti par mašīnām, kas pārņēmušas kaut kādas cil­vēku funkcijas, pieskaitāmi pie mūsdienu fantastikā visizplatītākajiem. Un vai tad Ivena Hantera stāsts «Vai nenoriskēt par miljonu dolāru?» neliecina par to, ka kos­miskie ceļojumi kļuvuši par kaut ko ārkār­tīgi parastu mūsdienu fantastikā?

Pie tam atšķirība starp mūsu gadsimta četrdesmito un piecdesmito gadu fantastiem un tiem, kas strādājuši pusgadsimtu pirms viņiem, ir atklājama bez sevišķām pūlēm. Lasot Džeka Londona stāstu «Tūkstoš nāvju», mēs esam spiesti izdarīt lielu laika korek­ciju. Mūsdienu fantasts to pašu sižetu apstrā­dātu citādi — mainītos gandrīz vai visas detaļas. Džeroma K. Džeroma «mehāniskais dejotājs» (stāsts «Dejas partneris») arī vai­rāk atgādina astoņpadsmitā gadsimta androī- dus, par kuriem vēlāk tik labprāt rakstīja vācu romantiķi, nekā Karela Čapeka un Hen­rija Katnera androīdus.

Bet vai tas ir pats svarīgākais?

Divdesmitā gadsimta fantastikā nebūt nav tā pieķērusies tehnikai kā pagājušā, «Žila Verna» gadsimta fantastikā. Tā neiet garām tehnikai, taču labprātāk nevis apraksta, bet vienkārši atgādina to. Mēs taču tagad zinām: gadsimtu ritumā kļūst pilnīgāki ne tikai jau pazīstamie tehniskie līdzekļi. Nē, mainās paši principi, saskaņā ar kuriem tiek radīta tehnika. Tas, kus šodien var likties brīnums, rīt būs pierasts jēdziens. Tāpēc visprofesio­nālākais fantasts, kas nekad neatstāj savu novadu, šodien ar vienlīdz lielu patiku iz­manto kā zinātnisko hipotēzi, tā savdabīgo «brīnumainā loģiku». Ja stāsts pilns ar apa­rātiem un mašīnām, kas sen vairs netiek lie­toti, tas var likties mums vecmodīgs. Stāsts par brīnumu ir pietiekami mūsdienīgs. Inte­resanti — tehnika noveco, bet burvestība nenoveco.

Jā, tehnika vairs nepretendē uz prioritāti. Tā piedāvā savu palīdzību, lai radītu kādu filozofiskā un sociālā ziņā interesantu konfliktu. Tehnika lēnprātīgi paiet sāņus, kad izdevīgāk iztikt bez tās.

Ar katru desmitgadi vairāk fantastika inte­resējas par cilvēku. Tā vairs nav statiste dzī­ves drāmā, tā kļūst par protagonisti. Aptu- venība raksturu izzīmējumā, kas agrāk pie­mita plašiem fantastiskās literatūras nova­diem, pamazām aiziet pagātnē. Nudien, vai tad»ir loģiski, nosakot cilvēka vietu mašīnu pasaulē — bet tā taču ir viena no galvena­jām mūsdienu fantastikas tēmām! —, aiz­mirst pašu cilvēku?

Protams, fantastikai ir savi cilvēka izpē­tes paņēmieni, tāpat kā ir savi pasaules iz­pētes paņēmieni. Tā aizved cilvēku nepa­rastā pasaulē. Reizēm šī pasaule ir drūma, reizēm pārgalvīgi līksma. Ņemsim kaut vai O. Henrija stāstu, kurā darbojas mehāniska korķa kāja un zvērs tvomatvičs, kaut kas vidējs starp zaķi, žurku un vāveri! Šī pa­saule reizēm ir tradicionāli teiksmaina un neiedomājami moderna, nopulēta, attīrīta no visiem «pagātnes atkritumiem». Bet šī pa­saule mūždien ir neparasta. Tajā arī cilvē­kam ir jāatklājas no negaidītas puses.

Šajā apstāklī, jādomā, arī ir viens no sva­rīgākajiem iemesliem, kādēļ mūsdienu ne- fantasti tik bieži pievēršas fantastikai. Lai aprakstītu mūsdienu cilvēku bez apsegiem, viņš jānostāda patiešām neparastā situā­cijā — viņš taču jau izstrādājis ierastas reakcijas visām statistiski iespējamām ikdie­nas situācijām. Bet kurai citai literatūrai, ja ne fantastikai, piemīt lielāka spēja radīt ne­parastas situācijas, veidot starp cilvēkiem negaidītas attiecības?

Tomēr tas nav visapbrīnojamākais. Vēl var iedomāties fantastu, kas ierīko lamatas varonim, lai tas pārsteigts nodotu sevi un atklātu savas līdz šim rūpīgi slēptās ļaunda­rības un netikumus. Bet nē! Fantastika bieži vien daudz nopūlas, lai piespiestu cilvēku at­klāt vislabāko, kas viņā ir. Dzīves reala situācija, kad cilvēki tiecas cits citam pretī un zina, ka vismazākā dvēseles kustība at­balsosies otrā, mūsdienu Rietumeiropas vai amerikāņu rakstniekam šķiet tik neticama, ka ticamības labad viņš spiests aicināt talkā fantastiku.

Arī tam sākums meklējams Velsa daiļradē. Kāda viņa stāsta («Durvis sienā») varonis, būdams mazs puisēns, nonāk brīnumainā dārzā, kur milzu panteri glaužas klāt cilvē­kiem, kur ir skaistas pļaviņas, celtnes, sta­tujas, cilvēki ar skaistām, labsirdīgām sejām. Viņš vēl daudzreiz iet garām šīm durvīm — kā uzticīgs skolēns, students, politiskais dar­binieks —, bet tagad viņam nekad nav laika. Pašreizējā nemierpilnā dzīve viņam lie­kas vienīgā reālā, pasaule aiz sienas, lai kā tā vilinātu, — sapnis nomodā, miglainas bēr­nības atmiņas. Bet varbūt šī patieso cilvē­cisko vērtību pasaule un nevis nogurdinošā, nivelējošā ikdienība arī ir īstā realitāte, no­slēgumā jautāja Velss.

Tā par pasauli spriež arī Džons Bointons Prīstlijs, kura nelielo stāstu «Viņā Pusē» jūs atradīsiet šajā krājumā. Prīstlija pievēršanās fantastikai diezin vai kādu izbrīnīs. Viņš bieži ir tuvojies tās robežām un ne vienreiz vien šķērsojis tās. Jau Prīstlija pirmā romāna «Labie biedri» varoņi sava autora personā atrada patiešām labu un vēlīgu biedru. Sā­kumā viņiem bija grūti, tas taisnība, it kā viņi būtu pārvietoti uz kaut kādu piepildītu vēlmju burvju pasauli. Kritika atzīmēja dažu romāna situāciju nereālumu. Vēlāk Prīstlijs centās izvairīties no nereālām situācijām — viņš deva priekšroku fantastiskām situāci­jām. Jāsaka, ne vienmēr to uzdevums bija atklāt labāko cilvēkā. Prīstlijs ne vienreiz vien uzstājies satīriķa lomā. Tā bija kaut kur uz reāluma robežas stāvošajā lugā «Viņš ir atnācis». Tā bija otrā viņa lugā «Laiks un Konveju ģimene», kur darbības vidū notika «pārbīde laikā», varoņi aizgāja par daudziem gadiem uz priekšu, ielūkojās savā skumjajā nākotnē, bet pēc tam atgriezās atpakaļ ar dziļi dziļi dvēselē iemājojušu sajūtu, ka viss nav, kā vajag. Bet «Viņā Pusē» Prīstlijs it kā no jauna apmeklē sava pirmā romāna pa­sauli. Tikai šoreiz šī pasaule ir fantastiska. Ir jāieiet pa burvju durvīm, lai ieraudzītu cilvēkus tādus, kādiem viņiem jābūt — un kādi viņi spēj kļūt. Varonis ieraudzīja aiz burvju sienas tos pašus cilvēkus, kas staigā pa ielām. Ar dažiem viņš jau ir ticies, ar ci­tiem paredzams drīz tikties. Bet viņi ir kļu­vuši paši par sevi, līdz galam atklājušies tikai tur, kur viņus nekas nesastindzina. Burvju valstībā viņi, ja vēlaties, ir reālāki nekā īstenībā.

Andrē Moruā (fragments no viņa fantas­tiskā romāna «Domu lasāmā mašīna» ievie­tots šajā krājumā) arī ķeras pie fantastikas, lai atrisinātu «cilvēkpētniecības» problēmu. Runa ir par cilvēka psiholoģijas sarežģītību un par to, ka cilvēks katru minūti, katru sekundi rada pats savu individualitāti, vienu pieņemot, otru noliedzot no nepārtrauktās tieksmju, domu un asociāciju straumes, kas drāžas viņa smadzenēs. Būtībā cilvēks izvē­las sev individualitāti no daudzām «varbūtī- gām» individualitātēm, toties ir atbildīgs par savu izvēli.

Starp citu, nav obligāti ņemt palīgā apbrī­nojamus aparātus. Nav obligāti arī stāstīt par brīnumainām pārvērtībām un fantastis­kām .būtnēm. Radīt neparastu atmosfēru, kurā cilvēks atklājas no negaidītas puses, dažreiz izdodas vienkāršāk — mazliet tikai pabīdot situāciju uz fantastikas pusi. Vēl vairāk — pats situācijas fantastiskums var būt šķietams, tā var tikai likties tāda varo­nim. Tā ir ar pazīstamā mūsdienu amerikāņu rakstnieka Trumena Kapotes ārkārtīgi smal­kajiem stāstiem. Briesmīgais sapņu uzpircējs no stāsta «Ļaunais Gars» visdrīzāk ir parasts psihologs, kas ar tik oriģinālu paņēmienu vāc materiālu kādam darbam. Taču beztiesī­gajiem, kas pārdod viņam savu sapņu ap­rakstus, viņš ir baismīgs radījums. Viņš taču atņem tiem vienīgo, kas vēl palicis, — sapņus. Bet izstāstīts sapnis pie tevis vairs neatgriezīsies. Sapni nevar atdabūt ne par kādu naudu …

Vēl tuvāks īstenībai ir Trumena Kapotes stāsts «Sudraba krūze». Tas lasāms kā līdzība par cilvēka vēlēšanās spēku un pieļauj jeb­kuru tulkojumu — gan fantastisku, gan reālu. Bet pats stāstītājs un aprakstītās pil­sētas iedzīvotāji nekad nebūs mierā ar reālu skaidrojumu. Tas viņiem šķitīs nejēdzīgi plakans. Šis notikums taču kļuvis par vie­tējo leģendu. Un stāsta to tālab, lai ļaudis zinātu: kad cilvēks no visas sirds grib palīdzēt otram, viņš veic neiespējamo. Teikt, ka puisēns vienkārši izskaitījis krūzē sa­bērto naudu, nozīmē pārvilkt leģendai pāri svītru.

Cilvēks aizvien vairāk saista mūsdienu fantastus. Mēs redzam, ka arī fantastikā ienākušie nefantasti meklē šajā literatūras novadā jaunas iespējas atklāt cilvēka rak­sturu, jaunas pieejas cilvēkam kā sociālai būtnei.

Bet vai tas nozīmē, ka jautājums par visas cilvēces likteni neinteresē rakstniekus, kas strādā fantastikā tikai no gadījuma uz gadī­jumu? Vai tiešām mūsu laika galvenās pro­blēmas palikušas ārpus literatūras redzes lauka un kļuvušas par fantastu privilēģiju? Protams, nē. Šodien visa īsteni modernā lite­ratūra cenšas no vienas vai otras puses tu­voties mūsu laikmeta kardinālajiem jautāju­miem. Tomēr dažkārt tieši fantastika sāk pirmā risināt šos jautājumus, izvirza tos ļoti noteikti, vērienīgi, drosmīgi. Un vispirms svarīgāko no tiem — jautājumu par pro­gresu.

Cik sarežģīts izrādījās progresa idejas lik­tenis! Tai bija ļoti grūti izveidoties cilvēces apziņā. Būtībā tas notika tikai Apgaismības laikmetā, astoņpadsmitajā gadsimtā. Bet deviņpadsmitajā gadsimtā izskanēja doma, ka materiālais progress buržuāziskajā sa­biedrībā var ne vien aizsteigties priekšā garīgajam, bet arī traucēt to, novest pie garīgā regresa un tādējādi pazudināt cilvēci.

Pavisam jauna šī doma nebija. Ar savām saknēm tā ietiecās astoņpadsmitajā gad­simtā, kad Žans Žaks Ruso uzstājās pret civilizāciju, kas nav atnesusi cilvēkam laimi, bet, gluži otrādi, izrādījusies daudzu tās ne­tikumu iemesls. Taču divi tālākie buržuāzis­kās civilizācijas attīstības gadsimti ne vien neapgāza šo domu, bet gan arī sagādāja tai jaunus piekritējus. Mašīnu sāka uzskatīt par cilvēka ienaidnieku. Tādu to iedomājās Anglijas tautas masas, kas bija pārdzīvoju­šas pirmās rūpniecības revolūcijas nedienas un ciešanas, tādā nepievilcīgā lomā mašīna iekļuva daudzos literāros darbos. Tajos ne vienmēr tieši bija parādīta mašīnu pazudi­nātā pasaule. Biežāk tika runāts par to, cik skaista būtu pasaule bez mašīnām, bet ma­šīna tika rādīta kā ienaidnieks — briesmīgs, bet laikus atminēts un malā atstumts.

Angļu rakstnieka Semjuela Batlera ro­māna «Erevona» (1872) varonis nonāk svešā

zemē, kur visi cilvēki ir laimīgi un noska­ņoti cits pret citu labvēlīgi. Bet izrādās, ka viņš šajā ziņā ir bēdīgs izņēmums: lai gan, no viņa viedokļa raugoties, viņš nav nekā noziedzies, varoni apcietina. Noskaidrojas, ka viņš tomēr pārkāpis zemes likumus. Ere- vonā stingri jo stingri aizliegtas visas mašī­nas, bet viņam bijis pulkstenis. Vēlāk varo­nis uzzina, kāpēc Erevonā pieņemts tāds likums. Vairākus simtus gadu pirms viņa ierašanās šajā zemē turienes zinātnieki pie­rādījuši, ka, ja laikus neiznīcina mašīnas, tās pakļauj cilvēkus, un erevonieši ņēmuši vērā viņu brīdinājumu.

«Erevona» nebija vienīgais tāda veida darbs. Pēc astoņpadsmit gadiem iznāca cita angļu rakstnieka, Viljama Morisa, utopiskais romāns «Vēstis no nekurienes», kura varoņi dzīvoja laimīgā pasaulē, kur plauka amat­niecība, bet mašīnas nebija sevišķā godā.

Mūsu krājumā šo fantastikas virzienu pār­stāv stāsts «Mašīna apstājas». Rakstniekam, kas iekarojis lielu popularitāti Anglijā, tas ir viens no pirmajiem stāstiem, bet varbūt tieši tas atnesis viņam slavu. Stāsts uzrak­stīts 1911. gadā, kad Forsteram bija div­desmit divi gadi. Pagāja ne vairāk kā desmit gadi, un izrādījās, ka Forsters ir vesela vir­ziena dibinātājs mūsdienu fantastikā.

Protams, tie, kas literatūrā kaut ko aizsāk, paši kādam seko. Tas attiecas arī uz Forsteru. Viņa stāsts, kā viegli varēja saprast, uzrakstits ļoti senas tradīcijas garā, un Forsters pats vēlāk runāja par savu atkarību no Bat- lera «Erevonas». Batlera romānu viņš vēr­tēja augstāk par «Gulivera ceļojumiem». Bet Forstera stāsts iezīmē svarīgu pagrie­ziena punktu šīs tradīcijas attīstībā.

«Laimīgā pasaule bez mašīnām», ko tā pa­tika attēlot citu pretmašīnu utopiju auto­riem, palika Forstera stāsta perifērijā. Mēs pavisam nejauši uzzinām, ka kaut kur zemes virsū dzīvo cilvēki, kas elpo parasto gaisu, iztiek bez visuresošās Mašīnas pakalpoju­miem un spēj izjust interesi un līdzcietību pret savu tuvāko, pat steigties viņam palīgā. Visa autora uzmanība pievērsta tiem, kas atrodas Mašīnas varā. Šo Mašīnas valstību Forsters zīmē ar apbrīnojamu māksliniecisku vērīgumu — uz viņa stāsta balstījušies ne mazums rakstnieku, kas strādājuši jau pēc pirmā un otrā pasaules kara. Aiz atsevišķām frāzēm, viegli ieskicētām situācijām un ga­rām ejot izmestiem mājieniem mēs uzmi­nam nākamos Hakslija, Bredberija, Voneguta un citu autoru sižetus; viņi rakstīja par pret­runīgo buržuāzijas progresu, kura sasnieg­šana zināmos apstākļos var vērsties pret cilvēkiem.

Forsters neatlaidīgi uzsver, ka cilvēki, kas kļuvuši atkarīgi no Mašīnas, ir deģenerēju­šies ne vien fiziski, bet arī garīgi. Viņi ir unificējušies, kļuvuši līdzīgi cits citam. Ja viņi ar kaut ko vēl atšķiras cits no cita, tad nezaudē cerību, ka drīz šīs atšķirības izzu­dīs, parādīsies «paaudze, kas pratīs pilnīgi atbrīvoties no faktiem, no personīgajiem iespaidiem, paaudze, kurai nebūs savas sejas, no individuālo iezīmju nastas dievišķi brīva paaudze». Viņiem nav nekādu rūpju, bet tajā pašā laikā arī iespaidu. Cilvēkiem nekas vairs nav vajadzīgs, viņi ir pazaudējuši ko­pīgo mērķi. Viņi dzīvo pilnīgi vienādos apstākļos un paši ir pilnīgi vienādi. Tomēr šī absolūtā vienveidība nebūt neveicina cilvē­ces apvienošanos. Gluži otrādi, tā noved pie tās galīga sairuma.

Te katrs dzīvo par sevi. Te var gadiem ilgi nesatikt citus un nejust pēc tā ne ma­zāko vajadzību. Ja kaut kas šos cilvēkus tīri formāli arī apvieno, tad ne jau viņos vēl gruzdošās cilvēcisko jūtu paliekas, bet Ma­šīna — attiecībā pret viņiem ārējs spēks, kas nosaka viņu eksistences apstākļus.

Ir sairusi ne tikai sabiedrība — ir sairis viengabalainais priekšstats par pasauli. Ne­viens vairs nespēj aptvert pasauli ar vienu skatienu. Pat Mašīna — vienīgā šiem cilvē­kiem pieejamā pasaules daļa — jau šķiet kaut kas mistisks. Tā ir pārlieku sarežģīta apslinkušajam saprātam. To nav iespējams uztvert kā kaut ko nedalāmu. Un zinātnes vietā stājas ticība. Atsevišķām Mašīnas da­ļām lūdz, lai tās aizstāv pret mistisko veselo.

Forstera stāsts ir ne tikai brīdinājums par draudošajām briesmām. Tā ir arī satīra par egoistisko, izjukušo un vienlaikus garīgi unificēto buržuāzisko vidi, ko rakstnieks re­dzējis pats savām acīm. Arī visi turpmākie šāda veida darbi apvieno brīdinājumu ar satīru. Šajā ziņā Forsters izrādījies savdabīgs pareģis, kas, dabiski, iekļuvis strupceļā: viņš taču nespēj izkļūt no sabiedrības, kuru viņš tēlo.

Lai nu kā, bet Forsters un viņa sekotāji palīdz pārskatīt mums nepieņemamos nākot­nes variantus. Bet tas ir svarīgi. Svarīgi ir iemācīties šodien ieklausīties nākotnē. Vai tajā neslēpjas briesmas, līdzīgas tām, kādas rāda Forsters? Ir jāprot ieklausīties visās nā­kotnes balsīs. Bet nedrīkst ļaut, lai saldās balsis iemidzina, bet skarbās — biedē. Ir jāklausās, lai zinātu patiesību.

Nē, uz Fantāzijas zemi šodien nebrauc no­sist laiku. Tā šim nolūkam maz piemērota. Nav viegli atrast tajā stūrīti, kur aizmirsī­sies īstā dzīve. Ēnas, kas tur sastājas tev apkārt, dažreiz ir tumšas un dīvainas, bet priekšmeti, kas tās met, pilnīgi reāli. Ja ēnas ir biezas, tad vispirms tāpēc, ka gais­mas avoti ir spilgti. Zem šīs zemes versmai­najām debesīm iedegas karsti strīdi par cil­vēku, sabiedrību un pasauli. Šo zemi taču apspīd Saprāts.

Te neierodas aizmirst īstenību. Te ierodas izprast to.

J. Kagarjickis

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Naidīgs sargkuģis nenoguris uzmana planētu, ko nepielūdzams ienaidnieks pārvērtis par ieslodzījuma vietu vairāk nekā pusmiljonam cilvēku no gūsta saņemtajām Zemes kosmiskā karaspēka daļām.

Tā dēvētie «tārpi», kuri jau vairāk nekā simt gadus turpina karu ar cil­vēci, uzskata, ka izlaušanās no planētas ir un paliks tikai nereāls sapnis — un liela daļa gustekņu laika gaitā ar to samierinājušies. Un tieši tad kopā ar jaunu sagūstīto zemiešu grupu uz planētas tiek nogādāts sektora maršals Varrens, kurš galu galā izšķiras īstenot šķietami nepiepildāmu bēgšanas piānu . ..

Līdzīgi slavenajam fantastam Herbertam Velsam rakstnieks Džeimss Vaits fantastiskajā piedzīvojumu romānā iesaka cilvēcei nelolot ilūzijas par to, ka reizē ar savstarpējo karu izbeigšanos izzudīs arī visas cilvēkus apdraudošās iznīcības briesmas — jo nāve noteikti uzglūnēs arī no izplatījuma.

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«Cilvēks, kas radīja Atlantīdu» ir fantastisku stāstu krājums. Lasītājs šajā krājumā uzzinās par nākamības cilvēkiem, kuriem pakļaujas vulkāni, uzzinās par lidojumiem uz tālām, noslēpumainām planētām, par domu pārraidīšanu attālumā un vēl daudz ko citu neparastu.

Tulkojusi Ilga Kalnciema Vāku, titulu un priekšlapas zīmējusi V. Brence L. Birjukova zīmējumi

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ALEKSANDRS BELAJEVS (1884—1W2)

Aleksandrs Beļajevs — pirmais padomju rakstnieks, kas veltījis visu savu radošo enerģiju darbam zinātnis­kās fantastikas žanrā. Viņa grāmatas ar pilnam tiesī­bām ieņem cienījamu vietu šo sacerējumu klāstā.

Autora interešu loks |oti plašs; viņa stāstos un ro­mānos apskatītas daudzas tēmas — bioloģija, medi­cīna, fizika, raķešu tehnika un radiotehnika, starppla­nētu ce|ojumi utt. Viņš popularizējis problēmas, kas saistās ar zinātnes un tehnikas attīstības perspektīvām, turklāt veicis to ar mākslas darbu palidzlbu, kuros spilgts sižets, aizraujoša intriga, teicama materiāla pārzināšana. Ne velti pazīstamais krievu zinātnieks Ciolkovskis savā priekšvārdā Belajeva romānam «Lē­ciens tukšumā» raksta: «No visiem man pazīstamiem sacerējumiem, vienalga, oriģināldarbie,n vai tulkoju­miem, Belajeva romāns ir visaizraujošākais, saturīgākais un zinātniskākais.»

Aleksandrs Romanovičs Belajevs dzimis 1881. gadā Smoļenskā. Zēns jau bērnībā bijis apveltīts ar spilgtu iztēli, daudz lasījis, sapņojis par lidojumiem bez spār­niem un citiem «šolaiku cilvēkam veicamiem darbiem», kā pats izteicies. Lai veiktu šos darbus, viņš visādi vin­grinājies, starp citu, lēkt no jumta, bet reiz šis vingri­nājums beidzies nelaimīgi — zēns sadragajis mugur­kaulu. Ievainojums gan apārstēts, taču 1916. gadā viņš saslimis ar mugurkaula tuberkulozi, trīs gadus nogulē­jis iegipsēts un tikai 1922. gadā varējis atstāt gultu, tomēr slimības lēkmes vajājušas viņu visu mūžu.

Apdāvinātais jauneklis studējis jurisprudenci un reizē mācījies konservatorijā. Apstākļi bijuši grūti, un viņš pelnījies, zīmēdams dekorācijas, spēlēdams orķestrī un rakstidams avīzes, strādājis ari par audzinātāju bērnu namā, par vecāko inspektoru milicijā, vēlāk par juriskonsultu. Ar rakstniecību sācis profesionāli nodar­boties 1925. gadā, kad žurnāli «BoKpyr caera» un «Bce- MHpHbifi cieaonbm» sāka iespiest viņa romānus, kas tūliņ piesaistīja lasītāju uzmanību. Kad pēdējais žurnāls iz­darīja aptauju, lai noskaidrotu, kāds bijis iabakais daiļliteratūras darbs, kas togad iespiests žurnālā, tad lasītāji vienbalsīgi nosauca Belajeva «Cilvēku-amfibiju».

Beļajeva darbi ir meklējumu romantikas apdvesti, tie cildina cilvēka prātu un radošās iespējas. Autors prot izvirzīt interesantas problēmas, droši, plašos vil­cienos tēlot zinātnes nākamos sasniegumus. Vesela grupa viņa sacerējumu intriģējoša forma popularizē atsevišķas zinātniskas teorijas un dabas likumus. Pa­rasti stāstu pamatā kāda fantastiska hipotēze: kas no­tiktu, ja pēkšņi nebūtu vairs Zemes pievilkšanas spēka, ja spēji samazinātos gaismas izplatīšanās ātrums, ja izmirtu visas baktērijas? Stāstā «Mūžiga maize» au­tors. balstidamies uz mikrobioloģijas datiem, ielūkojas nākotnē: viņa varonis izaudzē tādu baktēriju kultūru, kas spējīga pārtikt no atmosfēras slāpekļa un pati var noderet par uzturvielu cilvēkiem. Stāstā «Starp dzīvību un nāvi» rakstnieks popularizē krievu zinātnieka Bahmetjeva pētītās anabiozes problēmas. Pakāpeniski at­vēsinot dzīvus organismus, iestājas sacerējuma virs­raksta minētais stāvoklis. Temperatūru paaugstinot, organismu dzīvības funkcijas atjaunojas. Belajeva stāstā tas notiek pēc vairākiem gadu desmitiem, un šeit anabioze palīdz cilvēkiem uzveikt laika varu.

Belajevs sarakstījis pāri par 50 romānu un stāstu. Seit iespējams minēt tikai dažus no ievērojamākajiem. Romāns «Profesora Dauela galva» iznāca 1926. gadā, un ar šo romānu, tāpat kā ar dažu labu citu. rakstnieks aizsteidzās dzīvei priekšā. Romānā noziedznieks Kerns atdzīvina nesen miruša profesora galvu un liek tai strā­dāt viņa labā. Praktiski pirmie mēģinājumi atdzīvināt atsevišķus, no ķermeņa atdalītus orgānus notika I^e- ņingradā 1928. gadā. un vēl tagad šī problēma nodar­bina daudzu zinātnieku prātus.

Romānā «Pasaules valdnieks» autors runā par do­mas pārraidīšanu neierobežotos attālumos, par sakariem bez vadiem un radio starpniecības. Romāns «Brīnumacs» veltīts televīzijas problēmai okeāna dzelmēs, «Gaisa pārdevējs» skar jautājumu par gaisa okeāna krājumu izmantošanu. Stāstā «Zvaigzne KEC» ir iedzī­vinātas Ciolkovska idejas par Zemes mākslīgo pa­vadoni. Raķete — Zemes pavadonis — kļūst par izmēģi­nājumu laboratoriju kosmosā un starpplanētu kuģu bāzi. Romāna «Ariels» autors pievērsies saviem bērnī­bas sapuiem par lidojošo cilvēku, stāstu sērija par pro­fesora Vāgnerā izgudrojumiem galvenokārt risina me­dicīnas problēmas.

Sai grāmatā ievietoti divi Beļajeva sacerējumi «Cilvēks-amfībija» un «Pazaudētā seja». Pirmais romāns stāsta par indiāņu jaunekli Ihtiandru, kuram hirurgs Salvators ar veiksmīgu operāciju piešķīris spēju dzīvot ari zem ūdens. Radot šadu būtni. Salvators sapņojis par jaunu cilvēku, kas būs spējīgs apgūt neaptveramos ūdens klajus ar to neizsmeļamajiem uztura un izejvielu krājumiem. Kaut gan mēs zinām, ka okeāna dzīļu ieka­rošana noritēs citā veidā, tomēr pats romāns ar varoņa traģisko likteni, ko tam negribot sagādājusi doktora Salvatora fantastiskā iecere, sarežģitā intriga, spilgtie tēli un dienvidu krāšņās vides attēlojums aizrauj lasītāju, turklāt literārā ziņā tas ir viens no Beļajeva labākajiem darbiem.

Otra romāna pamatā problēma, kas skar endokrinoloģiju — zinātni, Kura pēta iekšējās sekrēcijas dziedzeru darbību. Preparāti, ko izgudrojis padomju ārsts Sorokins. iedarbojoties uz šiem dziedzeriem, spej pārmainīt cilvēka ārieni, augumu, sejas krāsu utt. Kinoaktieris Presto Iemantojis slavu ar savu ķēmīgo izskatu, kas liek skatītājiem smieties, vienalga, vai tie to grib vai ne. Presto grib k|ūt par normāla izskata cilvēku, lai varētu piepildīt seno sapni un lēlot traģiskas lomas, taču reizē ar kroplīgo ārieni pazaudē visu — vārdu, slavu, bagātību, un viņam jāiztur neatlaidīga cīņa par tiesibām uz darbu. Romāna daudz humora, un reizē tas atmasko kapitālis­tisko sabiedrību, kurā valda kails aprēķins un ciniskums.

Latviskā tulkojumā Belajeva darbi parādās pirmo reizi, tāpēc gaidām, ka latviešu lasītājs gus no rakst­nieka daudz jaunu, vērtīgu atziņu.

Beļajeva sacerējumos mums sevišķi tuva autora ti­cība cilvēka prata neierobežotajām spējām, romantikas apdvestais aicinājums atklāt visuma noslēpumus, zināt aizvien vairāk, sniegties aizvien tālāk. Sis cilvēks, kuru smaga slimība bieži saistīja pie gultas, tiešām realizējis savu bērnības sapni, jo viņa gars spējis veikt tālus li­dojumus. Viņš ir padomju zinātniskās fantastikas pa­matlicējs. viens no tās izcilākajiem pārstāvjiem. Viņa darbos ir ari spēcīgi uzsvērts sociālais moments — asa tās pasaules kritika, kur kapitāla kundzība neļauj zi­nātniekiem strādāt tautas labā.

Daļa no tā kas kalpoja par pamatu Beļajeva zināt­niski fantastiskajiem stāstiem un romāniem, ir jau reali­zēta. dala vēl gaida savu piepildījumu. Pavisam īss laika sprīdis šķir mūs no tās dienas, kad palaidām pirmo mākslīgo Zemes pavadoni, un varbūt jau vistuvā­kajā nākotnē gaidāms ceļojums uz Mēnesi. Tāpēc jo lielāks gods rakstniekam, kurš jau sen pirms atomener­ģijas, reaktīvās aviācijas un starpplanētu ceļojumu laik­meta pratis spilgtos daiļdarbos iedzīvināt to, kas zināt­nei vēl nebija tapis pat par meklējumu.

Visi Beļajeva darbi nav vienlīdz vērtīgi, starp tiem sastopami ari vājāki. Dažkārt padomju cilvēku tēli nav tik vispusīgi paradīti kā pretējās puses pārstāvji, dažkārt kinomatografiski straujā darbība nāk par ļaunu sižeta attīstībai, tomēr līelum lielais stāstu un romānu vairums neapstrīdami ietilpst padomju zinātniskās fan­tastikas zelta fondā.

Tulkotāja

BELAJEVS ALEKSANDRS  
обложка книги CIVILIZĀCIJAS SKATLOGS ZINĀTNISKI FANTASTISKU STĀSTU KRĀJUMS CIVILIZĀCIJAS SKATLOGS ZINĀTNISKI FANTASTISKU STĀSTU KRĀJUMS

CIVILIZĀCIJAS SKATLOGS

ZINĀTNISKI FANTASTISKU STĀSTU KRĀJUMS

IZDEVNIECĪBA «ZINĀTNE» SIGA 1977

ФАНТАСТИЧЕСКИЕ ИЗОБРЕТЕНИЯ Издательство «Мир». Москва 1971

ПРАКТИЧНОЕ ИЗОБРЕТЕНИЕ Издательство «Мир». Москва 1974 Клиффорд Саймак ПРЕЛЕСТЬ

Издательство «Мир». Москва 1967

ЦИВИЛИЗАЦИЯ НАПОКАЗ

Сборник научно-фантастических рассказов

Серия «В мире фантастики»

Издательство «Зинатне». Рига 1977

На латышском языке

Перевод с русского

Составитель и автор послесловия И. ЛИВШИЦ Художник А. ГАЛЕВИУС

Tulkojums no krievu valodas Sastādītājs un pēcvārda autors I. LIVSICS Mākslinieks A. GALEVIUSS

Izdots saskaņā ar Latvijas PSR

Zinātņu akadēmijas Redakciju un izdevumu padomes lēmumu

© Tulkojums latviešu valodā, pēcvārds Izdevniecība «Zinātne»,

jums  
обложка книги Ceļojums uz Zemes centru. Ceļojums uz Zemes centru.

Verns Žils

Ceļojums uz Zemes centru.

Jules Verne

VOYAGE AU CENTRE DE LA TERRE

No franču vai. tulk. S. Jaunarāja.

Māksi. J. Jaunarājs. R., Alberts XII, 1996, 256 lpp.

Mākslinieks Jānis Jaunarajs Riū ilustrācijas

ISBN 9984-557-34-0 © Apgāds "Alberts XII", 1996

© S. Jaunarāja,

tulkojums no franču valodas, 1996 © J. Jaunarajs,

mākslinieciskais noformējums, 1996

Parakstīts iespiešanai 1 1.09.96. Reģistrācijas apliecība Nr. 000322145. Formāts 84x108/32. Apgāds "Alberts XII", LV-1010, Rīgā, Alberta ielā 12. Iespiests Rīgas Paraugtipogrāfijā, LV-1004, Rīgā, Vienības gatvē 1 1.

Franču rakstnieks, zinātniskās fantastikas literatūras aizsācējs Zils Verns (1828-1905) ir visvairāk tulkotais autors pasaules literatūrā. Ari latviski izdoti daudzi šī iecienītā autora darbi, kuriem tagad pievienojas arī "Ceļojuma uz Zemes centru" (1864) jaunizdevums.

acu priekšā piepeši mainījās klinšu siluets; tās pavērās kā priekškars. Ieraudzīju krastā atvāžamies neizmērojamu bezdibeni. Jūra kā apreibusi pacēlās līdzīgi vienam vienīgam vilnim, uz kura muguras plosts saslējās pilnīgi perpendikulāri. Mēs visi trīs apgāzāmies. Vienā mirklī gaisma apdzisa un iestājās vis­dziļākā tumsa. Pēc tam jutu, ka zem mums vairs nav stingra pamata - nevis kājām, bet plostam. Šķita, ka tas stāvus gāžas lejup. Gribēju kaut ko sacīt tēvocim, bet viļņu rēkoņā nevarēja sadzirdēt ne vārda…

Verns ils  
CILVĒKS, KAS BAROJA SAVU ĒNU

LEONIDAS BARLETA,

argentīniešu rakstnieks

CILVĒKS, KAS BAROJA SAVU ĒNU

BARLETA LEONIDAS  
обложка книги Cailloux dans le ciel Cailloux dans le ciel

Pour Joseph Schwartz, la chose arriva à l’instant où il avait un pied en l’air. Il se trouvait dans la ban­lieue de Chicago et s’apprêtait à enjamber une poupée de chiffon. Lorsqu’il reposa le pied, après avoir éprouvé une fugitive impression de vertige, sa chaussure s’enfonça dans l’herbe. Il était alors dans une forêt.

Ce qu’ignorait Joseph Schwartz, c’est qu’il ne s’était pas déplacé dans l’espace, mais qu’il avait effec­tué un immense bond dans le temps. Désormais, la Terre n’était plus qu’une petite planète d’intérêt stratégique secondaire dans l’im­mense empire galactique dirigé de­puis Trantor.

La présence d’un homme venu du passé ne va-t-elle pas modifier les rapports de force existant entre les Terriens et la garnison de soldats impériaux ?

Asimov Isaac Cycle de l'Empire  
обложка книги Chainfire: Chainfire Trilogy Part 1 Chainfire: Chainfire Trilogy Part 1

With Wizard’s First Rule and seven subsequent masterpieces, Terry Goodkind has thrilled readers worldwide with the unique sweep of his storytelling. Now Goodkind returns with a new novel of Richard and Kahlan, the beginning of a sequence of three novels that will bring their epic story to its culmination.

After being gravely injured in battle, Richard awakes to discover Kahlan missing. To his disbelief, no one remembers the woman he is frantically trying to find. Worse, no one believes that she really exists, or that he was ever married. Alone as never before, he must find the woman he loves more than life itself . . . if she is even still alive. If she was ever even real.

Goodkind Terry Sword of Truth, Chainfire, The Sword of Truth  
обложка книги Confessor: Chainfire Trilogy Part 3 Confessor: Chainfire Trilogy Part 3

Descending into darkness, about to be overwhelmed by evil, those people still free are powerless to stop the coming dawn of a savage new world, while Richard faces the guilt of knowing that he must let it happen. Alone, he must bear the weight of a sin he dare not confess to the one person he loves . . . and has lost.

Join Richard and Kahlan in the concluding novel of one of the most remarkable and memorable journeys ever written. It started with one rule, and will end with the rule of all rules, the rule unwritten, the rule unspoken since the dawn of history.

When next the sun rises, the world will be forever changed.

Goodkind Terry Sword of Truth, Chainfire, The Sword of Truth  
обложка книги Cally's War Cally's War

Cally O’Neal was trained from childhood as a premier killer. Officially listed as dead, for the past forty years she has lived a life of aliases, random lovers and targeted assassinations. This has led her to become the top in her profession, undefeatable, invulnerable. And in the process, she has lost, her soul. Now she, and the man she loves, must battle to reclaim it. But Cally will find that leaving her dark world of shadow identities, murder-for-hire, and deadly secrets will be more difficult than any of the many lethal operations she carried out in the past. Her employers think she knows too much to live, and the scores of enemies she has made still have her at the top of their hit lists. The real question is, will she win her soul only to lose her life?

Ringo John, Cochrane Julie Legacy of the Aldenata  
Choosers of the Slain

Former SEAL Michael Harmon (Ghost, Kildar) has a pretty good life. He’s settled down in the country of Georgia and built a solid commando-quality militia out of his local retainers. The Keldara have an ancient history of being first-class mountain warriors and all they needed was a few million in modern weapons and training to bring them up to speed. Now, with the Keldara keeping the area safe from Chechen raiders, and the various other terrorists that want Ghost’s head on their wall, he can settle back, relax in his harem and drink a few beers. However, a US senator has a problem. A “major financial contributor’s” daughter has been kidnapped into the labyrinthian depths of the Balkans sex-slave trade. The US government has been unable to find her and the Senator is “very” interested in changing that condition. Five million dollars interested. As Ghost and his Keldara warriors blast a gaping hole through the middle of the trade, it quickly becomes apparent that there is more to the mission than a “poor missing waif.” There's a rot underneath, and the stench is coming from the very floor of the Capitol. Being at war with Albanian gangs is one thing. Taking on Washington is a different ball game. But Ghost never believed in fighting fair.

Ringo John Paladin of Shadows  
обложка книги Claws That Catch Claws That Catch

It's Not Over Til The Skinny Lady Sings…

Working off of a piece of intelligence from the alien Hexosehr, the Vorpal Blade is dispatched to investigate rumors of an ancient and powerful civilization that may have been the creators of the “black box” that drives humanity's only space ship. Any remnant technology would be nice but what the Blade finds is much more than they bargained for. Worse, the ship is infested by an alien species of scorpion-like arachnoids that has the potential to wipe out a world. Worst of all, instead of being Astrogator, Captain William Weaver is now the XO and he is not getting along with the new commander. And the new commander does not get along with Weaver, the ship's female savant-linguist or most of the rest of the original crew. And what is that weird noise the ship makes every time it's in hard maneuvers?

Leave it to the oddball geniuses of the Blade to sort it all out. And the Dreen are not going to like the answers.

Ringo John, Taylor Travis S Voyage of the Space Bubble  
обложка книги Coin of the Realm Coin of the Realm

Moo wasn't exactly your typical island paradise

Its fat-cat master made his subjects slaves to his greed. Its beautiful princess was motivated by lust-for money or whatever. Its people were far deeper into digging their ruler's grave than his mines. And its only tourists were a dollar-demented psychic charlatan named Shane Billiken and a crew of money-mad murderers from the back pages of Soldier of Fortune.

In short, Moo was a bubbling caldron of every cardinal sin..and Remo and Chiun had to sweat blood to keep the lid on..as Chiun ran into an evil with too many tentacles even for him..and Remo found how dangerous a royal female could be when it came to attacking his principles- or whatever...


Murphy Warren, Sapir Richard The Destroyer  
обложка книги Cold Warrior Cold Warrior

When impoverished Cuba is attacked, Castro is sure that the U.S. is behind the assault, and he sends a MiG fighter jet to destroy a nuclear power plant in Florida, prompting Remo and Chiun to spring to action.


Murphy Warren, Sapir Richard The Destroyer  
обложка книги Coalescent Coalescent

Baxter connects the lives of George Poole in the present and Regina at the end of the Roman empire. George’s father has just died, and the picture of a girl, Rosa, comes to light in his effects. Rosa is the mysterious twin George never knew, and he becomes consumed with the desire to find her. Regina’s part of the story begins in Britain at the end of Roman rule and takes her through the western empire’s collapse to Rome itself. Back to the near-past: George’s sister, it develops, had been sent to the Order of Mary, Queen of Virgins, which has existed, hive-like, in Rome since the time of Regina, one of its founders. George is Regina’s descendant, and the order being rather a family affair, George arrives at many uncomfortable realizations as he learns more about it. Opening with an artificial anomaly discovered in the Kuiper Belt beyond Neptune and ending with disturbing extrapolation of humanity’s future, Coalescent is a fabric of many slowly developed plot threads woven into a tight tapestry.

Baxter Stephen Destiny's Children  
обложка книги Cthulhu's Reign Cthulhu's Reign

All original stories about the return of Cthulhu and the Old Ones to Earth.

Some of the darkest hints in all of H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos relate to what will happen after the Old Ones return and take over the earth. What happens when Cthulhu is unleashed upon the world? What happens when the other Old Ones, long since banished from our universe, break through and descend from the stars? What would the reign of Cthulhu be like on a totally transformed planet where mankind is no longer the master? Find out in these exciting, brand-new stories.

Barron Laird, Allen Mike, Watson Ian, Frost Gregory, Schweitzer Darrel, Webb Don, Asamatsu Ken, Murray Will, Cardin Matt, Fultz John R, Langan John, Lake Jay, Stableford Brian, Lupoff Richard A, Chappell Fred  
обложка книги Cthulhu's Reign Cthulhu's Reign

All original stories about the return of Cthulhu and the Old Ones to Earth.

Some of the darkest hints in all of H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos relate to what will happen after the Old Ones return and take over the earth. What happens when Cthulhu is unleashed upon the world? What happens when the other Old Ones, long since banished from our universe, break through and descend from the stars? What would the reign of Cthulhu be like on a totally transformed planet where mankind is no longer the master? Find out in these exciting, brand-new stories.

Barron Laird, Allen Mike, Watson Ian, Frost Gregory, Schweitzer Darrel, Webb Don, Asamatsu Ken, Murray Will, Cardin Matt, Fultz John R, Langan John, Lake Jay, Stableford Brian, Lupoff Richard A, Chappell Fred  
обложка книги CATCHING FIRE CATCHING FIRE

The second book in "The Hunger Games" series.

Catching Fire delivers just like The Hunger Games did. It gets this insane energy, especially at the very end, delivering kicks and punches right and left. Yeah. It does not disappoint for sure. I mean, I was so high on adrenaline that upon finishing it up last night I had to stay awake for additional 2 hours loitering around the house, trying to calm myself down a little. But that's a tiny price for such an entertaining read.


But I wouldn't say it was better than Hunger Games - just ...more

Collins Suzanne The Hunger Games  
обложка книги Courage and Honour Courage and Honour

Courage and Honour is the fifth novel in the best-selling Ultramarines series, by Graham McNeill.

McNeill Graham Warhammer 40000: Ultramarines  
обложка книги Cowl Cowl

Philip K Dick Award (nominee)


In the far future, the Heliothane Dominion is triumphant in the solar system, after a bitter war with their Umbrathane progenitors. But some of the enemy have escaped into the past, intent on wreaking havoc across time. The worst of these is Cowl, an artifically forced advance in human evolution.

Asher Neal  
обложка книги Curse of the Shadowmage Curse of the Shadowmage Anthony Marc Забытые королевства:Барды, Harpers  
обложка книги Conundrum Conundrum Crook Jeff Dragonlance:Эпоха смертных, Age of Mortals  
обложка книги Clandestine Circle Clandestine Circle Herbert Mary H Crossroads, Dragonlance:Перекрестки  
обложка книги Caliban Cove Caliban Cove Перри Стефани Данелл Resident Evil  
обложка книги City Of The Dead City Of The Dead Перри Стефани Данелл Resident Evil  
Closed System Hughes Zach  
Contrarywise Greenhalgh Zohra  
Carson of Venus Burroughs Edgar Rice Venus  
обложка книги Children of The Night Children of The Night

A Romanian infant who flourishes when given the wrong blood transfusion could hold the key to a cure for AIDS and cancer, but he also shares an intimate link to a clan of vampires.


Bram Stoker (nominee)

Simmons Dan  
обложка книги Children of God Children of God

Mary Doria Russell's debut novel, The Sparrow, took us on a journey to a distant planet and into the center of the human soul. A critically acclaimed bestseller, The Sparrow was chosen as one of Entertainment Weekly's Ten Best Books of the Year, a finalist for the Book-of-the-Month Club's First Fiction Prize and the winner of the James M. Tiptree Memorial Award. Now, in Children of God, Russell further establishes herself as one of the most innovative, entertaining and philosophically provocative novelists writing today.

The only member of the original mission to the planet Rakhat to return to Earth, Father Emilio Sandoz has barely begun to recover from his ordeal when the So-ciety of Jesus calls upon him for help in preparing for another mission to Alpha Centauri. Despite his objections and fear, he cannot escape his past or the future.

Old friends, new discoveries and difficult questions await Emilio as he struggles for inner peace and understanding in a moral universe whose boundaries now extend beyond the solar system and whose future lies with children born in a faraway place.

Strikingly original, richly plotted, replete with memorable characters and filled with humanity and humor, Chil-dren of God is an unforgettable and uplifting novel that is a potent successor to The Sparrow and a startlingly imaginative adventure for newcomers to Mary Doria Russell's special literary magic.

Russel Mary Doria Sparrow  
Conmagice

Всякая мелочь в этом мире подчиняется своим законам. И даже природа живет по ним. А уж человеку, пусть и человеку одаренному, тем более приходится покориться такому устройству мира. Но маги…сколько их среди нас? Когда-то были ведьмы и колдуны, а так же инквизиция, контролировавшая их популяцию. Но магии не было. Чуть позже было возрождение, инквизиция вымерла, равно как и ведьмы с колдунами. В новом времени, потомки тех великих чернокнижников решили раскрыть свое тайное искусство во множестве книг, и лишь после этого появились маги — различные, как оттенки на закатном небе, их могущество — почти без границ. Но и у них есть свои законы. Пришло новое поколение, вооруженное физикой, математическим анализом, рациональным мышлением и… магией.

Тимофеева Екатерина Юрьевна, Соловьев Данила Олегович  
Crouch End King Stephen Nightmares and Dreamscapes  
обложка книги Camouflage Camouflage

A million years prior to the dawn of Homo sapiens, two immortal, shapeshifting aliens roam the Earth with little memory of their origin or their purpose. Later in the year 2019, an artifact is discovered off the coast of Samoa, buried deep beneath the ocean floor. The mysterious find brings two alien beings—the “changeling” and the “chameleon”—together again, to ponder the meaning of the object and its relationship to each other. Both immortals try to seek each other out and use the artifact to find their origins, one harbouring good intentions while the other is extremely hostile.


Won the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 2005.

Haldeman Joe  
обложка книги Cила великих в дар Cила великих в дар

В давние времена на Земле правили могущественные маги — аватары, которые защищали планету и сохраняли гармонию между природой и людьми. Но они исчезли. Существует легенда, что когда миру людей будет угрожать опасность, то аватар вернется. Сила великого мага передастся потомку последнего аватара.

На поиски избранной отправляют молодого воина, однако он еще не знает, что девушка, которую ему суждено повстречать, полностью изменит его жизнь. Их встреча была предрешена судьбой. Впереди их ждет много опасных и захватывающих приключений. Любовь ярким пламенем разгорелась в их сердцах, но смогут ли они сохранить любовь, вопреки ужасам войны и всем препятствиям, которые стали между ними…

Басараб Ирина  
обложка книги Czas przemian Czas przemian

Ludzka kolonia na nieprzyjaznej, ubogiej planecie Borthan, pozbawiona kontaktu z Ziemią, wypracowała niespotykany nigdzie indziej system społeczny. Człowiek jest w niej skazany na samotność w tłumie — normy i zasady społeczne zakazują mówienia o sobie i swoich potrzebach czy uczuciach, bo to prowadzi jakoby do zbytniego pobłażania sobie, litowania się nad sobą i zepsucia moralnego. Kinnall Darival, syn arystokraty, pisze pamiętnik (rzecz sama w sobie niebywała), w którym używa słów “ja”, “mnie” (uznawanych powszechnie za obsceniczne) — licząc, że poruszy w ludziach jakąś czułą strunę i zdoła odmienić swój świat.

Silverberg Robert  
обложка книги Camminavano come noi Camminavano come noi

La crisi degli alloggi, che deve essere molto sentita anche negli Stati Uniti, ha probabilmente ispirato a Clifford Simak questo suo recentissimo libro, dove si dimostra come la sempre più difficile situazione in cui si trovano gli abitanti delle moderne metropoli possa avere, in realtà, un’origine extraterrestre, possa dipendere dalle oscure manovre di una razza d’invasori spaziali. E che l’umanità debba infine la sua salvezza non alla propria intelligenza o alle proprie armi, ma a un’altra «razza», tra le meno nobili del nostro pianeta, non è che una delle molte trovate di questo ironico e movimentato romanzo.

Simak Clifford D Urania  
обложка книги Conqueror Conqueror Baxter Stephen Time's tapestry  
обложка книги Culla Culla

Un missile top secret che svanisce in volo. Un tridente d’oro che cambia sorprendentemente forma. Una caverna subacquea custodita da balene... Qualcosa si nasconde nel fondo marino al largo di Key West, un mistero in parte umano ma nello stesso tempo terribilmente alieno. Il suo potere è immenso e terrificante e potrebbe distruggere ogni forma di vita sulla Terra. Ma qualcuno ha deciso di scoprire il terribile segreto. E da quel momento non esiste più alcuna certezza, nessun luogo sicuro in cui nascondersi, nessuna alleanza su cui poter contare. Intorno a una giornalista bella e ambiziosa, disposta a correre qualsiasi rischio pur di arrivare alla verità, si stringe la rete di una cospirazione implacabile: spie militari, killer spietati, ma soprattutto una forza estranea e sconosciuta, le cui mosse nessuna mente umana potrebbe comprendere e prevedere... L’inesauribile immaginazione di Arthur C. Clarke spazia in questo nuovo romanzo dagli enigmi irrisolti del passato alle soglie indecifrabili del futuro, dagli infiniti oceani di stelle all’imperscrutabile fondo del mare. In un appassionante viaggio ai confini della realtà, Culla esplora i percorsi dell’avventura e dell’ignoto.

Clarke Arthur C, Lee Gentry  
обложка книги Comes the Blind Fury Comes the Blind Fury

Saul John  
обложка книги Cry for the Strangers Cry for the Strangers

Clark's Harbor was the perfect coastal haven, jealously guarded against outsiders. But now strangers have come to settle there. And a small boy is suddenly free of a frenzy that had gripped him since birth… His sister is haunted by fearful visions… And one by one, in violent, mysterious ways the strangers are dying. Never the townspeople. Only the strangers. Has a dark bargain been struck between the people of Clark's Harbor and some supernatural force? Or is it the sea itself calling out for a human sacrifice? A howling, deadly…

Saul John  
обложка книги Card Sharks Card Sharks Milan Victor, Leigh Stephen, Wu William F, Snodgrass Melinda M, Cassutt Michael, Zelazny Roger, Murphy Kevin Andrew, Mixon Laura J Wild Cards  
обложка книги Corso per corrispondenza Corso per corrispondenza Jones Raymond F  
обложка книги Caliban;s war Caliban;s war Corey James SA Expance  
обложка книги Ciò che ti serve Ciò che ti serve Kuttner Henry, Moore C L  
обложка книги Cry Wolf Cry Wolf

Nunca tuve miedo de los monstruos, hasta que me convertí en uno. Ahora tengo miedo hasta de mi sombra.

Anna desconocía la existencia de licántropos, vampiros u otras criaturas hasta que ella misma se convirtió en una. Tras sobrevivir a un brutal ataque, Anna descubre que se ha transformado en una mujer lobo. Durante tres años se ve obligada a soportar los continuos abusos a que es sometida por los miembros de su manada y a subsistir como una loba sumisa, el último escalafón de la jerarquía de los licántropos. Sin embargo, gracias a la intervención de uno de los Alfa más poderosos del país, Anna descubrirá que en realidad es una Omega, lo que la convierte en uno de los seres más extraños del grupo. El Alfa no tardará en reclamarla como suya… en todos los sentidos.

Briggs Patricia  
обложка книги Cacciatore di liberta Cacciatore di liberta

«Cacciatore di libertà» è un esempio probante di quanto dicevamo nell’introduzione al volume, e cioè che la funzione sociale della fantascienza, nella sua disamina del futuro dell’umanità, deve essere quella di predire le possibili svolte della storia e degli sviluppi tecnologici, ma soprattutto di mostrarci come tali sviluppi influenzeranno la vita della gente. Poul Anderson, uno dei migliori nell’interpretare questo ruolo della fantascienza, considera, in questo umanissimo racconto, i probabili e cupi sviluppi delle nostre crisi ecologiche.

Anderson Poul Grandi opere Nord  
обложка книги Człowiek w labiryncie Człowiek w labiryncie

Kultowa książka Silverberga, jedna z jego najbardziej znanych w Polsce powieści. Znany badacz kosmosu, spec od kontaktu z obcymi cywilizacjami ? Richard Muller zostaje przez obcych przenicowany i obdarzony pewną skazą, z powodu której ludzkość go odrzuca. Muller chroni się w starożytnym labiryncie na planecie Lemnos. Ale mijają lata, ludzkość napotyka potężną obcą cywlizację, z którą nie potrafi nawiązać kontaktu. Muller znowu jest potrzebny. Jak go jednak wywabić z tajemniczego labiryntu, pełnego pułapek, miraży i dzikich zwierząt.

Silverberg Robert  
обложка книги Crociata spaziale Crociata spaziale

La favolosa età del Medio Evo si interseca ai viaggi intergalattici in un complesso misterioso e avvincente. Dalle profondità del cosmo, durante l’era delle Crociate, discende, presso una cittadino della Gran Bretagna, una potente astronave, i cui occupanti, esseri mostruosi, sono vinti da un gruppo di Crociati in attesa di partire per liberare il Santo Sepolcro. Essi si impadroniscono del vascello spaziale, e congetturano di usarlo per recarsi in Terra Santa. Per il tradimento di uno dei mostri superstiti che avrebbe dovuto pilotare l’astronave, i Terrestri si trovano proiettati nello spazio e devono conquistare il pianeta di origine dei Galattici. Avventura del tutto nuova che interesserà per lo spirito di abnegazione e per il coraggio di coloro che intensamente la vivono.


Nominato per premio Hugo in 1961.

Anderson Poul  
обложка книги Cánticos de la lejana Tierra Cánticos de la lejana Tierra

El sol ya no es la estrella eterna e inmutable que todos han conocido: la ciencia ha demostrado que en el año 3620 iniciará un leve proceso de tipo nova, que acabará con la vida en el sistema solar. Durante siglos, la humanidad ha intentado desesperadamente salvar su propia existencia enviando misiones a los planetas habitables más cercanos. Entre esos planetas se encuentra Thalassa, un mundo acuático en el que solo tres islas volcánicas se encuentran por encima del nivel del mar; pese a la amenaza de Krakan, el gran volcán, los thalassanos han logrado formar una comunidad estable y equilibrada.

Mientras tanto, en la Tierra, a solo ciento cincuenta años del apocalipsis, han descubierto al fin el secreto de las enormes e inagotables fuentes de energía del universo. Tres años antes del fin parte la Magallanes, la primera y última nave espacial terrestre que utiliza esa tecnología. El destino de la Magallanes, su tripulación y el millón de seres humanos que transportan en hibernación es el primigenio planeta Sagan Dos; sin embargo, debido a que el escudo de hielo que protege la nave de la radiación se ha deteriorado muy rápidamente, hacen una escala en Thalassa para reponerlo.

A partir de ahí, los tripulantes de la Magallanes se enfrentan a un gran dilema: ¿deben seguir con el viaje, ahora que han descubierto que su objetivo se ha cumplido ya en Thalassa?

CÁNTICOS DE LA LEJANA TIERRA hace verdadero honor a la sonoridad de su título. Realmente es una historia a medio camino entre la nostalgia de un pasado que ya no podrá ser recuperado y un futuro que aún está por labrar. Los tripulantes de la Magallanes son la expresión de esta lucha entre la añoranza y la esperanza, en especial cuando descubren en Thalassa un trozo de lo que han dejado atrás.

La novela se inscribe en el más puro estilo de Arthur C. Clarke, el mismo que ha dado títulos tan memorables. Destaca además la linealidad y lo completo del argumento, aun sin ser su fuerte, ya que en otras ocasiones caía en una cierta asincronía. En esta ocasión no avanza por caminos atrevidos o arriesgados, ni lanza sus propuestas con ambición. Aunque ello le resta bastante empuje (lo que los americanos llaman punch), también es cierto que hubiera sido incoherente con ese sentido de nostalgia tan poco usual dentro de la ciencia ficción, siempre impregnada de un carácter aventurero.

La mejor palabra que en definitiva se me ocurre para definir CÁNTICOS DE LA LEJANA TIERRA es entrañable: una historia inevitablemente agradable de leer.

Francisco Ontanaya

Clarke Arthur C  
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Burroughs Edgar Rice  
Conqueror Drake David, Stirling S M General  
обложка книги Counselor Counselor Power P S The young ancients  
обложка книги Chieftains Chieftains

During the late 1970s and early 80s tension in Europe, between east and west, had grown until it appeared that war was virtually unavoidable. Soviet armies massed behind the ‘Iron Curtain’ that stretched from the Baltic to the Black Sea.

In the west, Allied forces, British, American, and armies from virtually all the western countries, raised the levels of their training and readiness. A senior British army officer, General Sir John Hackett, had written a book of the likely strategies of the Allied forces if a war actually took place and, shortly after its publication, he suggested to his publisher Futura that it might be interesting to produce a novel based on the Third World War but from the point of view of the soldier on the ground.

Bob Forrest-Webb, an author and ex-serviceman who had written several best-selling novels, was commissioned to write the book. As modern warfare tends to be extremely mobile, and as a worldwide event would surely include the threat of atomic weapons, it was decided that the book would mainly feature the armoured divisions already stationed in Germany facing the growing number of Soviet tanks and armoured artillery.

With the assistance of the Ministry of Defence, Forrest-Webb undertook extensive research that included visits to various armoured regiments in the UK and Germany, and a large number of interviews with veteran members of the Armoured Corps, men who had experienced actual battle conditions in their vehicles from mined D-Day beaches under heavy fire, to warfare in more recent conflicts.

It helped that Forrest-Webb’s father-in-law, Bill Waterson, was an ex-Armoured Corps man with thirty years of service; including six years of war combat experience. He’s still remembered at Bovington, Dorset, still an Armoured Corps base, and also home to the best tank museum in the world.

Forrest-Webb believes in realism; realism in speech, and in action. The characters in his book behave as the men in actual tanks and in actual combat behave. You can smell the oil fumes and the sweat and gun-smoke in his writing. Armour is the spearhead of the army; it has to be hard, and sharp. The book is reputed to be the best novel ever written about tank warfare and is being re-published because that’s what the guys in the tanks today have requested. When first published, the colonel of one of the armoured regiments stationed in Germany gave a copy to Princess Anne when she visited their base. When read by General Sir John Hackett, he stated: “A dramatic and authentic account”, and that’s what ‘Chieftains’ is.

Forrest-Webb Robert  
обложка книги Chieftains Chieftains

During the late 1970s and early 80s tension in Europe, between east and west, had grown until it appeared that war was virtually unavoidable. Soviet armies massed behind the ‘Iron Curtain’ that stretched from the Baltic to the Black Sea.

In the west, Allied forces, British, American, and armies from virtually all the western countries, raised the levels of their training and readiness. A senior British army officer, General Sir John Hackett, had written a book of the likely strategies of the Allied forces if a war actually took place and, shortly after its publication, he suggested to his publisher Futura that it might be interesting to produce a novel based on the Third World War but from the point of view of the soldier on the ground.

Bob Forrest-Webb, an author and ex-serviceman who had written several best-selling novels, was commissioned to write the book. As modern warfare tends to be extremely mobile, and as a worldwide event would surely include the threat of atomic weapons, it was decided that the book would mainly feature the armoured divisions already stationed in Germany facing the growing number of Soviet tanks and armoured artillery.

With the assistance of the Ministry of Defence, Forrest-Webb undertook extensive research that included visits to various armoured regiments in the UK and Germany, and a large number of interviews with veteran members of the Armoured Corps, men who had experienced actual battle conditions in their vehicles from mined D-Day beaches under heavy fire, to warfare in more recent conflicts.

It helped that Forrest-Webb’s father-in-law, Bill Waterson, was an ex-Armoured Corps man with thirty years of service; including six years of war combat experience. He’s still remembered at Bovington, Dorset, still an Armoured Corps base, and also home to the best tank museum in the world.

Forrest-Webb believes in realism; realism in speech, and in action. The characters in his book behave as the men in actual tanks and in actual combat behave. You can smell the oil fumes and the sweat and gun-smoke in his writing. Armour is the spearhead of the army; it has to be hard, and sharp. The book is reputed to be the best novel ever written about tank warfare and is being re-published because that’s what the guys in the tanks today have requested. When first published, the colonel of one of the armoured regiments stationed in Germany gave a copy to Princess Anne when she visited their base. When read by General Sir John Hackett, he stated: “A dramatic and authentic account”, and that’s what ‘Chieftains’ is.

Forrest-Webb Robert  
обложка книги Czy jesteśmy tutaj sami? Czy jesteśmy tutaj sami?

Długa i niebezpieczna walka Ludzi Lodu z Tengelem Złym dobiegła końca. Tanghil, zakała i największe zagrożenie świata, przestał istnieć. Nie znaczy to jednak, że w przyszłości już wszystko będzie dobrze. Nadal na wiele pytań nie udzielono odpowiedzi. Rodzina ma więc przed sobą rok pełen napięć…

Sandemo Margit  
обложка книги Chapterhouse: Dune Chapterhouse: Dune Herbert Frank Dune Chronicles  
обложка книги Chapterhouse: Dune Chapterhouse: Dune Herbert Frank Dune Chronicles  
обложка книги City of the Snakes City of the Snakes Shan Darren The City Trilogy  
обложка книги Cathouse Cathouse Ing Dean Man-Kzin Wars  
обложка книги Cuentos de Terramar Cuentos de Terramar

Los cinco cuentos reunidos en este libro exploran o extienden el mundo establecido en Los Libros de Terramar. El Descubridor tiene lugar en un tiempo oscuro y turbulento, y revela cómo se originaron algunas de las costumbres e instituciones del Archipiélago. Los Huesos de la Tierra trata sobre los maestros que le enseñaron al mago que a su vez enseñó a Ged, y demuestra que se necesita más de un mago para detener un terremoto. Rosaoscura y Diamante podría tener lugar en cualquier época durante los últimos doscientos años en Terramar. Después de todo, una historia de amor puede suceder en cualquier momento y en cualquier lugar. En el Gran Pantano es una historia que sucedió en los breves pero movidos seis años durante los cuales Ged fue Archimago de Terramar.

Y la última historia, Dragonvolador, que tiene lugar algunos años después del final de Tehanu, muestra como la determinación de una mujer puede romper el férreo control masculino sobre la magia de Terramar.

Los cuentos se completan con un ensayo sobre las gentes, las lenguas, la historia y la magia de Terramar.

Esta aclamada continuación del reino mágico de Terramar confirma a Ursula K. Le Guin como una de las más brillantes escritoras de nuestro tiempo.

üín Úrsula K Terramar  
Copy-Paste

Книга проста и не претендует на звание серьёзной литературы. Наши «попали», а потом – «выпали». ГГ повзрослел, поумнел, огрёб красавицу умницу жену и кучу денег. Хеппи-енд. Ну почти… Первая книга закончена. Ругайте )))

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Валерьев Андрей Валерьевич  
обложка книги Colisión de los mundos Colisión de los mundos

La fatal colisión de dos imperios estelares, el terrestre y el de Norgla, cuando su mutua expansión los pone en inevitable contacto. Mediante una nave más rápida que la luz, los terrestres llegan a una región de la galaxia situada a 10.000 años-luz de la Tierra, donde descubren otra raza humanoide dedicada a la colonización de aquellos mundos. El choque hubiera sido inevitable, a causa del orgullo de los Norglanos, de no ser por una especie extragaláctica, los avanzadísimos Rosgollanos, que obligan a terrestres y norglanos a dividirse la Galaxia en los partes o esferas de influencia iguales.

Silverberg Robert  
обложка книги Cradle Cradle

This far-reaching, spine-tingling adventure stretches from the dawn of time to the distant future, from the edges of the universe to the vast depths of the sea. At the bottom of the ocean, an alien creature is dormant. But the time has come for it to awaken. And as it stirs, its power will be unleashed on the planet—and trigger the dawn of human extinction.

Clarke Arthur C, Lee Gentry  
обложка книги Colonie 2 Colonie 2

«Né » en laboratoire sur Ile Un, David est parti vers la Terre, prêt à tout pour sauver la planète menacée, pour sauver ses frères humains.

Déjà la Terre est à feu et à sang, le Front Révolutionnaire des Peuples frappe partout, la navette spatiale de David est détournée… et il se retrouve dans une région perdue de l'Argentine.

Vers lui le hasard a conduit Bahjat, une jeune Irakienne, membre du F.R.P. Durant leur marche héroïque, une tendresse naît, qui n'empêche pas Bahjat de livrer David au chef de Front, à New York.

Maître de la Terre, le F.R.P. veut plus : conquérir Ile Un — source de toutes les énergies.

Dans le vaisseau qui fonce vers sa patrie, David, gardé en otage, imagine une riposte. D'une perfection technologique sans pitié. Bahjat périrait...

Il y va de la suivie d'Ile Un — espoir et avenir de l'homme !

Bova Ben Chet Kinsman (fr)  
обложка книги Colonie 1 Colonie 1

En l’an 2008…

Loin de la Terre, Ile Un — riche et heureuse colonie spatiale, d’une technologie si avancée qu’un homme y a été « créé » en laboratoire : David Adams. Beauté d’archange, intelligence souveraine.

Pourtant cet être « invulnérable » s’est épris d’une journaliste de passage, la belle Evelyn Hall... et veut la retrouver.

Tout comme il veut, parce qu’il se sent solidaire des hommes, sauver la Terre qu’une guerre bactériologique menace et dont le Gouvernement mondial vacille…

Bravant l’interdiction de quitter Ile Un, David se lance dans le plus fantastique des voyages, passager clandestin d’astronefs en fusées, traqué de satellites en planètes…

N’arrivera-t-il pas trop tard sur une Terre où déjà règnent la violence et l’anarchie ? Londres brûle, on se bat dans New York…

Bova Ben Chet Kinsman (fr)  
обложка книги Ciudad de ilusiones Ciudad de ilusiones

El protagonista de esta dramática novela es un hombre maduro que se encuentra de pronto solo en una espesa floresta, y no puede llegar a saber de dónde ha llegado y quién es. Los ojos de este hombre no son humanos. Las gentes del bosque lo cuidan como si se tratara de un niño, le enseñan a hablar y le transmiten todo lo que saben. Pero nadie puede resolver el enigma de su pasado, y al fin él tiene que partir en una peligrosa búsqueda. Cuando logre llegar a la ciudad de Estoch, descubrirá su auténtica identidad y entrará en un peligroso universo.

Le Guin Ursula K Ecumen  
обложка книги Cisi wspólnicy Cisi wspólnicy Shaw Bob  
обложка книги Członek rzeczywisty Członek rzeczywisty Shaw Bob  
обложка книги Corvus Corvus Kearney Paul The Macht  
обложка книги Cavernele de oţel Cavernele de oţel Asimov Isaac  
обложка книги Calculating God Calculating God

When aliens land in Toronto, they present astounding evidence that their planet and Earth have experienced the same cataclysmic events — evidence that they claim proves the existence of God.

Sawyer Robert J  
обложка книги Confessions of a Crap Artist Confessions of a Crap Artist

Confessions of a Crap Artist is one of Philip K. Dick’s weirdest and most accomplished novels. Jack Isidore is a crap artist—a collector of crackpot ideas (among other things, he believes that the earth is hallow and that sunlight has weight) and worthless objects, a man so grossly unequipped for real life that his sister and brother-in-law feel compelled to rescue him from it. But seen through Jack’s murderously innocent gaze, Charlie and Juddy Hume prove to be just as sealed off from reality, in thrall to obsessions that are slightly more acceptable than Jack’s, but a great deal uglier.

Dick Philip Kindred  
обложка книги City City

A collection of masterfully written tales spanning generations of one family.

Simak Clifford D  
обложка книги Cryptonomicon Cryptonomicon

W roku 1942 Lawrence Pritchard Waterhouse — geniusz matematyczny i młody kapitan Marynarki Wojennej USA — zostaje przydzielony do Jednostki 2702. Ta formacja jest tak tajna, że o jej istnieniu wie zaledwie garstka ludzi; niektórzy z nich noszą nazwiska w rodzaju Roosevelt czy Churchill. Misja Waterhouse'a i Jednostki 2702 dowodzonej przez żołnierza piechoty morskiej Bobby'ego Shaftoe: utrzymać Niemców w niewiedzy, że aliancki wywiad złamał legendarną Enigmę, to rodzaj gry, kryptograficznej partii szachów między Waterhouse'em a jego niemieckim odpowiednikiem, tłumaczonej na język akcji wojskowych przez dzielnego Shaftoe i jego żołnierzy.

Przewijamy w przód do teraźniejszości, gdzie wnuk kryptohackera Waterhouse'a, Randy, próbuje utworzyć w Azji Południowo-Wschodniej „przechowalnię danych” — miejsce, gdzie zaszyfrowane dane mogą być trzymane i wymieniane. Gdy przedsięwzięcie atakują władze oraz wielkie korporacje, Randy łączy siły z wnuczką Shaftoe'a, Amy. Niebawem ich plan doprowadza do ujawnienia potężnego spisku, sięgającego Jednostki 2702. Droga prowadzi do niewyobrażalnego bogactwa, do świata osobistej i cyfrowej wolności... albo do odrodzenia ogólnoświatowego totalitaryzmu.

Stephenson Neal  
обложка книги Cantică pentru Leibowitz Cantică pentru Leibowitz

Ideea Evului Mediu postatomic şi a repetării ciclice a istoriei găseşte în romanul de faţă una dintre expresiile sale cele mai puternice şi mai coerente. În momentul începerii povestirii, cu şase sute de ani după catastrofa atomică, mici comunităţi religioase încearcă, la modul cel mai naiv cu putinţă, să conserve ultimele ale ştiinţei străvechi, apărându-le în faţa barbariei.

Miller Jr Walter M Leibowitz  
обложка книги Cell Cell

Civilization slipped into its second dark age on an unsurprising track of blood, but with a speed that could not have been foreseen by even the most pessimistic futurist. It was as if it had been waiting to go. On October 1, God was in His heaven, the stock market stood at 10,140, and most of the planes were on time (except for those landing and taking off in Chicago, and that was to be expected). Two weeks later the skies belonged to the birds again and the stock market was a memory. By Halloween, every major city from New York to Moscow stank to the empty heavens and the world as it had been was a memory.

Кинг Стивен  
обложка книги Crossroads of Twilight Crossroads of Twilight

In the tenth book of the Wheel of Time, from the New York Times #1 bestselling author Robert Jordan, the world and the characters stand at a crossroads, and the world approaches twilight, when the power of the shadow grows stronger.

Fleeing from Ebou Dar with the kidnapped Daughter of the Nine Moons, whom he is fated to marry, Mat Cauthon learns that he can neither keep her nor let her go, not in safety for either of them, for both the Shadow and the might of the Seanchan Empire are in deadly pursuit.

Perrin Aybara seeks to free his wife, Faile, a captive of the Shaido, but his only hope may be an alliance with the enemy. Can he remain true to his friend Rand, and to himself? For his love of Faile, Perrin is willing to sell his soul.

At Tar Valon, Egwene Al'Vere, the young Amyrlin of the rebel Aes Sedai, lays siege to the heart of Aes Sedai power, but she must win quickly, with as little bloodshed as possible, for unless the Aes Sedai are reunited, only the male Asha'man will remain to defend the world against the Dark One, and nothing can hold the Asha'man themselves back from total power except the Aes Sedai and a unified White Tower.

In Andor, Elayne Trakand fights for the Lion Throne that is hers by right, but enemies and Darkfriends surround her, plotting her destruction. If she fails, Andor may fall to the Shadow, and the Dragon Reborn with it.

Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn himself, has cleansed the Dark One's taint from the male half of the True Source, and everything has changed. Yet nothing has, for only men who can channel believe that saidin is clean again, and a man who can channel is still hated and feared — even one prophesied to save the world. Now Rand must gamble again, with himself at stake, and he cannot be sure which of his allies are really enemies.

Jordan Robert The Wheel of Time  
обложка книги Clementine Clementine Priest Cherie The Clockwork Century  
обложка книги Contact Contact

Ellie è il direttore del «Progetto Argus,» nel quale i segnali provenienti dallo spazio e captati da radiotelescopi nel Nuovo Messico sono analizzati intensivamente per cercare l’intelligenza extraterrestre (SETI).

Dopo un po’, il progetto scopre, effettivamente, la prima comunicazione confermata da esseri extraterrestri, una serie ripetitiva dei numeri primi sino al 261 (una sequenza di numeri primi è un primo messaggio comunemente previsto da intelligenza aliena, poiché la matematica è considerata «un linguaggio universale», ed è congetturato che le procedure che producono i numeri primi successivi sono sufficientemente complicate da richiedere intelligenza per effettuarli). Un’ulteriore analisi del messaggio rivela che due messaggi supplementari sono codificati all’interno di esso in forme differenti di modulazione del segnale. Il secondo messaggio è un abecedario, una specie di manuale d’istruzioni che insegna come leggere ulteriori comunicazioni. Il terzo è il messaggio vero e proprio, i progetti per una macchina che sembra essere un genere di veicolo altamente avanzato, destinata ad ospitare un equipaggio umano.

Una sottotrama vede Ellie interagire con una coppia di predicatori cristiani, che dibatte in maniera informale l’esistenza di Dio. Applicando il metodo scientifico, dichiara che «non esiste una prova schiacciante che Dio esista… e non esiste una prova schiacciante che Dio non esista.»

Infine, una macchina è costruita con successo ed attivata, e trasporta cinque passeggeri — compresa Ellie — attraverso i buchi neri in un luogo vicino al centro della Via Lattea, dove vengono a contatto con i mittenti del messaggio. Molte delle domande dei viaggiatori trovano risposta.

Al ritorno, i passeggeri scoprono che la loro esperienza che soggettivamente per loro era durata molte ore, sulla Terra era durata solo circa venti minuti, e che tutta la loro registrazione video è stata cancellata, presumibilmente da un certo fenomeno nel veicolo. Rimangono pertanto privi di prove del loro racconto.

Sagan Carl  
обложка книги Come to Me Not in Winter's White Come to Me Not in Winter's White Ellison Harlan, Zelazny Roger  
обложка книги Chroniques de Majipoor Chroniques de Majipoor

Majipoor, planète géante, abrite des dizaines de milliards d’habitants, humains, Hjorts, Métamorphes, Vroons, Skandars et autres étrangers. Parce que les métaux y sont rares, la technologie y est presque absente. Mais on y excelle dans les arts et les aménités de la vie. Jeune saute-ruisseau, Hissune est entré au service du Pontife de Majipoor. Il a accès au Registre des Ames où des millions d’habitants de Majipoor ont déposé au fil de milliers d’années des enregistrements de leurs souvenirs.

II suffit de prendre une capsule, de la glisser dans une fente spéciale et, d’un seul coup, c’est comme si on était devenu la personne qui a fait l’enregistrement.

Hissune en prend une et une autre et une autre encore, et c’est comme s’il voyageait à travers les continents démesurés, les océans interminables de Majipoor, comme s’il explorait les plaines, les déserts, les montagnes, les villes, les palais et les âmes aussi.

Silverberg Robert Majipoor (fr)  
обложка книги Captain Vorpatril's alliance Captain Vorpatril's alliance Bujold Lois McMaster , Miles Vorkosigan  
обложка книги Cienie Cienie

Wiedźma z Demondene

Istnieje legenda, według której naczelny demon zjawia się na ziemi raz na sto lat, przybierając ludzką postać. Przybywa ze swymi sługami, aby żywić się duszami mieszkańców miasteczka, które nazwane zostało Demondene. Wraz z naczelnym demonem nadchodzi szaleństwo, gdyż ludzie pozbawieni duszy popadają w obłęd. Utrata duszy jest bowiem jednoznaczna z utratą rozumu.

Sto lat temu nazwa Demondene została zmieniona i obecnie brzmi Deepdene. W tym liczącym dwa tysiące czterech mieszkańców mieście, w którym większość należy do kategorii sławnych i bogatych, zaczynają dziać się dziwne, niepokojące rzeczy. Eve Evergold, bohaterka wciągającej książki Amy Meredith, nazywa ten ciąg zdarzeń… epidemią demonów.

„Cienie” to opowieść o nastoletniej Eve, mieszkającej z wiecznie zapracowanymi rodzicami we wspaniałej rezydencji w Hamptons. Ma ona grono wiernych przyjaciół, nie przepada zbytnio za szkołą, a nade wszystko – kocha zakupy. Jak każda nastolatka, interesuje się też chłopcami, a jest ku temu okazja, bowiem w liceum pojawia się dwóch nowych uczniów. Jeden z nich to Luke, syn pastora, który zdecydowanie zasługuje na ocenę Choo, czyli najwyższą notę w butoskali – prywatnym systemie oceniania chłopców. Mimo uroku i wdzięku osobistego, Luke niezwykle irytuje Eve, wytykając jej rozrzutność i bezmyślność. Znacznie bardziej podoba jej się magnetyczny i tajemniczy Mal, rezydujący w Razora, nawiedzonym domu byłego gwiazdora-samobójcy.

Potencjalne zacieśnienie znajomości utrudniają jednak dziwne rzeczy, które zaczynają przydarzać się Eve. Elektronika szaleje w jej obecności, przepalają się żarówki, drzwi same się zatrzaskują, natomiast z palców strzelają jej iskry i pioruny. Czyżby przyczepił się do niej jakiś złośliwy poltergeist? Wielce prawdopodobne, biorąc pod uwagę, że dziewczyna jest prapraprawnuczką Annabelle Sewall – akuszerki i znachorki, okrzykniętej mianem Wiedźmy z Demondene. Kobieta miała ponoć obsesję na punkcie demonów i uważała, że jej przeznaczeniem jest walka z nimi. Wydaje się, że potomkini odziedziczyła po niej umiejętności i sto lat później będzie musiała ocalić miasteczko przed demonami. Tylko czy Eve jest gotowa na starcie, czy podoła wyzwaniu?

„Cienie” to znakomity debiut Amy Meredith i książka, której dalszego ciągu oczekuje się z niecierpliwością. Autorka wspaniale buduje napięcie, akcja toczy się watko, a sposób przedstawienia walki dobra ze złem jest niezwykle interesujący. Dodatkowo szczypta humoru i pozornie prozaiczne, choć tak ważne dla nastolatek sprawy, jak zakupy czy chłopcy sprawiają, ze powieść jest fascynująca i… demonicznie elektryzująca. Tak wspaniale rozpoczęta historia nie może skończyć się jednak zgładzeniem tylko jednego demona. Już wkrótce Eve będzie musiała znów stanąć do walki, a naszym przeznaczeniem jest wspierać ją z całych sił.

Amy Meredith  
обложка книги City of the Lost City of the Lost Herbert Mary H Dragonlance:Linsha, Linsha  
обложка книги Cerberus: A Wolf in the Fold Cerberus: A Wolf in the Fold

Cerberus is the water world of the Warden system. In its dense jungles only the most ruthless survive. If Qwin, the Federation’s finest operative is to survive and take over the mind of it’s evil lord, he must exchange his body for that of a man (right now he is a woman, but don’t ask) and do it fast!

Chalker Jack L Four Lords of the Diamond  
обложка книги Charon: A Dragon at the Gate Charon: A Dragon at the Gate

They took the body of Park Lacoch, put in it the mind of a top confederacy operator and then stuck him aboard a spaceship bound for Charon—one of the worlds of the Warden Diamond, a hell-world from which there was no return.

Chalker Jack L Four Lords of the Diamond  
обложка книги Conspircaies Conspircaies Wilson F Paul Repairman Jack  
обложка книги Crisscross Crisscross Wilson F Paul Repairman Jack  
обложка книги Chimera Chimera Lewis Joseph Robert Earth saga.Chimera Duology  
обложка книги Carpe Corpus Carpe Corpus

In the small college town of Morganville, vampires and humans lived in (relative) peace — until all the rules got rewritten when the evil vampire Bishop arrived, looking for the lost book of vampire secrets. He's kept a death grip on the town ever since. Now an underground resistance is brewing, and in order to contain it, Bishop must go to even greater lengths. He vows to obliterate the town and all its inhabitants — the living and the undead. Claire Danvers and her friends are the only ones who stand in his way. But even if they defeat Bishop, will the vampires ever be content to go back to the old rules, after having such a taste of power?

Caine Rachel The Morganville Vampires  
обложка книги Cape Storm Cape Storm

Weather Warden Joanne Baldwin and her new husband, the Djinn David, are running from a malevolent hurricane bent on destroying her. Joined by an army of fellow Wardens and Djinn onboard a hijacked luxury liner, Joanne has lured the storm into furious pursuit. But even their combined magic may not be enough to stop it — nor the power-mad ex-Weather Warden controlling it...

Caine Rachel The Weather Warden  
обложка книги City of Dragons City of Dragons

Once, dragons ruled the Rain Wilds, tended by privileged human servants known as Elderlings. But a series of cataclysmic eruptions nearly drove these magnificent creatures to extinction. Born weak and deformed, the last of their kind had one hope for survival: to return to their ancient city of Kelsingra. Accompanied by a disparate crew of untested young keepers, the dragons embarked on a harsh journey into the unknown along the toxic Rain Wild River. Battling starvation, a hostile climate, and treacherous enemies, dragons and humans began to forge magical connections, bonds that have wrought astonishing transformations for them all. And though Kelsingra is finally near, their odyssey has only begun.

Because of the swollen waters of the Rain Wild River, the lost city can be reached only by flight—a test of endurance and skill beyond the stunted dragons’ strength. Venturing across the swift-running river in tiny boats, the dragon scholar Alise and a handful of keepers discover a world far different from anything they have ever known or imagined. Immense, ornate structures of black stone veined with silver and lifelike stone statues line the silent, eerily empty streets. Yet what are the whispers they hear, the shadows of voices and bursts of light that flutter and are gone? And why do they feel as if eyes are watching them?

The dragons must plumb the depths of their ancestral memories to help them take flight and unlock the secrets buried in Kelsingra. But enemies driven by greed and dark desires are approaching. Time is running out, not only for the dragons but for their human keepers as well.

Hobb Robin The Rain Wild Chronicles, Rain wilds chronicles  
обложка книги Captain Vorpatril's alliance Captain Vorpatril's alliance Bujold Lois McMaster Miles Vorkosigan  
обложка книги Crimson rising Crimson rising James Nick Skyship academy  
обложка книги Człowiek z dwóch czasów Człowiek z dwóch czasów

Bob Shaw jest jednym z czołowych angielskich autorów science fiction. W powieści „Człowiek z dwóch czasów”, wykorzystując możliwości fantastyki, stwarza interesującą sytuację psychologiczną.

Shaw Bob  
Cнежный тигр Турчанинова Наталья, Бычкова Елена  
обложка книги Cyberiade Cyberiade Lem Stanislaw  
обложка книги Cyberiade Cyberiade Lem Stanislaw  
обложка книги Class Dis-Mythed Class Dis-Mythed

After years as a court magician and inter-dimensional hero, Skeeve needed a rest. So he took some time off to study magic and relax. When a few months later several members of the M.Y.T.H. Inc. Team each ask him to train some talented, young magicians in "practical magic" he has to agree. But after the assassins attack and a manticore tries to eat them, the Khlad mage soon discovers that there is more going on than learning. His students are preparing for a magical, very deadly game and you won't believe where.

Worse yet, the game may be fixed, and the only way to save his students lives is for Skeeve to risk his own.

Asprin Robert, Nye Jody Lynn Myth  
обложка книги Class Dis-Mythed Class Dis-Mythed

After years as a court magician and inter-dimensional hero, Skeeve needed a rest. So he took some time off to study magic and relax. When a few months later several members of the M.Y.T.H. Inc. Team each ask him to train some talented, young magicians in "practical magic" he has to agree. But after the assassins attack and a manticore tries to eat them, the Khlad mage soon discovers that there is more going on than learning. His students are preparing for a magical, very deadly game and you won't believe where.

Worse yet, the game may be fixed, and the only way to save his students lives is for Skeeve to risk his own.

Asprin Robert, Nye Jody Lynn Myth  
обложка книги Chthon Chthon

Chthon was Piers Anthony’s first published novel in 1967, written over the course of seven years. He started it when he was in the US Army, so it has a long prison sequence that is reminiscent of that experience, being dark and grim. It features Aton Five, a space man who commits the crime of falling in love with the dangerous alluring Minionette and is therefore condemned to death in the subterranean prison of Chthon. It uses flashbacks to show how he came to know the Minionette, and flashforwards to show how he dealt with her after his escape from prison. The author regards this as perhaps the most intricately structured novel the science fantasy genre has seen.


Nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1968.

Nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1968.

Anthony Piers Aton  
обложка книги Crack’d Pot Trail Crack’d Pot Trail Erikson Steven Bauchelain and Korbal Broach  
Cool Air Lovecraft Howard Philips  
обложка книги Cor Serpentis (Inima Şarpelui) Cor Serpentis (Inima Şarpelui) Efremov Ivan Великое Кольцо  
обложка книги Chicks Kick Butt Chicks Kick Butt

Chicks are awesome—and never more so than when they are kicking some serious vampire/werewolf/demon/monster butt.

Chicks Kick Butt is an anthology that features one of the best things about the urban fantasy genre: strong, independent, and intelligent heroines who are quite capable of solving their own problems and slaying their own dragons (or demons, as the case may be).

Edited by Kerrie Hughes and Rachel Caine, Chicks Kick Butt features original stories from thirteen authors, eleven of whom are New York Times bestsellers.

Saintcrow Lilith, Caine Rachel, Chance Karen, Holder Nancy, Black Jenna, Elrod P N, Stein Jeanne C, Krinard Susan, McCray Cheyenne, Vincent Rachel, Vaughan Elizabeth A, Douglas Carole Nelson, Banks L A  
обложка книги Code Duello Code Duello Reynolds Mack United Planets  
обложка книги Chimera Chimera Tiedemann Mark W  
Catastrophes! Asimov Isaac, Silverberg Robert, Bova Ben, Sheckley Robert, Ellison Harlan, Le Guin Ursula K, Tenn William, Clarke Arthur C, Niven Larry, Harrison Harry, Leiber Fritz, Wellen Edward, Biggie, Jr Lloyd, Smith Clark Ashton, Hamilton Edmond, Oliver Chad, Gallun Raymond Z, Miller, Jr Walter M, Coppel Alfred, Kornbluth C M  
обложка книги Crashlander Crashlander

Crashlander Beowulf Shaeffer has long been one of the most popular characters in Known Space. Now, for the first time ever, Larry Niven brings together all the Beowulf Shaeffer stories-including a brand-new one-in one long tale of exploration and adventure! PLUS-an all-new framing story that pulls together all of Beowulf Shaeffer's adventures and allows Shaeffer and his family to make a clean start at life once and for all!

Нивен Ларри  
Czas wodnika

Zwolennicy demokracji amorficznej, osiadli na Ampis, dochodzą do wniosku, że nadchodzi ich czas… Kto wie, moze to także Twój czas?

łoński ław P  
обложка книги Cruel and Unusual Cruel and Unusual Cornwell Patricia Kay Scarpetta  
обложка книги Cause Of Death Cause Of Death Cornwell Patricia Kay Scarpetta  
Cuckoo's Egg

They named him Thorn. They told him he was of their people, although he was so different. He was ugly in their eyes, strange, sleek-skinned instead of furred, clawless, different. Yet he was of their power class: judge-warriors, the elite, the fighters, the defenders.

Thorn knew that his difference was somehow very important – but not important enough to prevent murderous conspiracies against him, against his protector, against his caste, and perhaps against the peace of the world. But when the crunch came, when Thorn finally learned what his true role in life was to be, that on him might hang the future of two worlds, then he had to stand alone to justify his very existence.

Cherryh C J  
обложка книги Cor Serpentis Cor Serpentis

Myšlenku o možnosti vzájemných kontaktů a o biologické podobnosti myslících bytostí ztvárnil v novele Cor Serpentis (Srdce hada), 1959; č. in: Povídky z vesmíru, 1961; s. jako Hadie srdce, in: Hadie srdce, 1961). Jefremov koncipoval novelu jako polemiku s tehdy módním pojetím kontaktu, který je naplněn nedůvěrou a nepřátelstvím lidí a mimozemšťanů.

Jefremov Ivan Великое Кольцо  
Choose your enemies carefully Charrette Robert N Shadowrun  
обложка книги Ciberiada Ciberiada

Ciberiada (poloneză Cyberiada) este o serie de povestiri scrisă de Stanisław Lem, versiunea poloneză apărând prima oară în 1967. Principalii protagoniști ai seriei sunt Trurl și Klapaucius (ro: Trurl și Claupauțius), doi savanți, roboți, constructori și inventatori.

Marea majoritate a personajelor sunt fie roboți, fie mașini inteligente. Poveștile se concentrează pe problemele individuale și societate, precum și pe căutarea zadarnică a fericirii omului prin mijloace tehnologice.

Lem Stanislaw  
обложка книги Cień kata Cień kata

Ziemia się starzeje, a słońce gaśnie. Mroczny, chylący się ku upadkowi świat walczy o przetrwanie. Główny bohater, Severian, czeladnik w znienawidzonym powszechnie bractwie katów, łamie złożoną swej konfraterni przysięgę i za karę zostaje wygnany do odległego miasta.

Severian, odziany w kruczoczarny płaszcz, z ogromnym katowskim mieczem na ramieniu, wyrusza w niebezpieczną długą podróż.

Pierwsza powieść z cyklu Księga Nowego Słońca, uważanego za jeden z najlepszych cyklów fantasy dwudziestego wieku.

Wolfe Gene Księga Nowego Słońca  
обложка книги Czas jest najprostszą rzeczą Czas jest najprostszą rzeczą

Najpierw w świetle reflektorów spostrzegli tuż nad szosą niezwykły ruch. Po chwili, na tle rozjaśnionego blaskiem księżyca nieba rozpoznali lecące postacie ludzkie. Właściwie nie leciały, bo nie miały skrzydeł, lecz unosiły się w powietrzu, poruszając z lekkością i gracją, jaką mają tylko ptaki. Na pierwszy rzut oka sprawiały wrażenie stada ciem ciągnących do światła lub jakichś drapieżnych nocnych ptaków, które nagle spadają z nieba na ziemię. Po chwili jednak, gdy minęło osłupienie i górę wziął rozsądek, Blaine domyślił się, kim są owe postacie. Byli to lewitujący ludzie.

Simak Clifford  
обложка книги Changing Planes Changing Planes

In this collection, Ursula K. Le Guin, winner of the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award, presents a world where there’s a better way of changing planes.

Missing a flight, waiting in an airport, listening to garbled announcements — who doesn’t hate that misery?

But Sita Dulip from Cincinnati finds a method of bypassing the crowds at the desks, the long lines at the toilets, the nasty lunch, the whimpering children and punitive parents, the bookless bookstores, and the blue plastic chairs bolted to the floor.

A mere kind of twist and a slipping bend, easier to do than to describe, takes her not to Denver but to Strupsirts, a picturesque region of waterspouts and volcanoes, or to Djeyo where she can stay for two nights in a small hotel with a balcony overlooking the amber Sea of Somue. This new discovery—changing planes—enables Sita to visit bizarre societies and cultures that sometimes mirror our own and sometimes open doors into the alien.


Illustrated by Eric Beddows, Le Guin’s account of her travels is by turns funny, disturbing, and thought provoking.

Le Guin Ursula Kroeber  
Changeling

When Morgan receives a shocking revelation about her family, she's thrown into a moral tailspin, believing that her essential nature is evil. Is her dark heritage too powerful to overcome?

Tiernan Cate  
обложка книги Crusade Crusade

The 'gripping and riveting' (S.M. Stirling, author of The Scourge of God) Destroyermen saga continues.

Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy, along with the men and women of the USS Walker, have chosen sides in a war not of their making. Swept from the World War II Pacific into an alternate world, they have allied with the Lemurians — a mammalian race threatened by the warlike reptilian Grik.

The Lemurians are vastly outnumbered and ignorant of warfare, and even the guns and technology of Walker cannot turn the tide of battle. Luckily they are not alone — Reddy finally finds Mahan, the other destroyer that passed through the rift. Together, the two American ships will teach the Lemurians to make a stand. Or so they think.

For the massive Japanese battleship Amagi, the very ship that Walker was fleeing from when the rift took them, has followed them through. And now the Amagi is in the hands of the Grik.

Андерсон Тейлор Destroyermen  
обложка книги Csillagközi invázió Csillagközi invázió

Miután az emberiség megszabadult minden belső viszályától, és közös erővel megkezdte a világűr meghódítását, váratlanul új ellenségekre bukkant. A Klendathu bolygó lakói leginkább a földi rovarokra emlékeztettek, csakhogy azoknál sokkal nagyobbra nőttek, és ádáz céltudatossággal láttak hozzá az új vetélytárs kiirtásához.

Azóta minden elképzelhető eszközzel dúl a háború, és az emberiség nem áll valami fényesen. Hiába a katonák minden bátorsága, az ellenség mintha előre tudomást szerezne minden hadmozdulatról. A hátországban szinte már gyerekeket soroznak be, akik számára a tűzkeresztség egyet jelent a felnőtté avatás rítusával. A harctér valósága azonban egészen más. Az maga a borzalom.

Heinlein Robert A  
обложка книги Coraline Coraline

In Coraline's family's new flat are twenty-one windows and fourteen doors. Thirteen of the doors open and close. The fourteenth is locked, and on the other side is only a brick wall, until the day Coraline unlocks the door to find a passage to another flat in another house just like her own.

Only it's different...

At first, things seem marvelous in the other flat. The food is better. The toy box is filled with wind-up angels that flutter around the bedroom. But there's another mother, and another father, and they want Coraline to stay with them and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go.

Other children are trapped there as well, lost souls behind the mirrors. Coraline is their only hope of rescue. She will have to fight with all her wits if she is to save the lost children, her ordinary life, and herself.

Gaiman Neil  
обложка книги Circus of the Damned Circus of the Damned

Anita Blake is an expert on creatues of the night. She's dined with shapeshifters, danced with werewolves and been wooed — but not won — by Jean-Claude, the Master Vampire of the City. Now a darkly dangerous vampire named Alejandro has hit town and wants Anita for his human servant.

Гамильтон Лорел Anita Blake  
Czerwone dywany, Odmierzony krok

Książka jest swoistego rodzaju wizją przyszłej Europy i Polski, jest to spojrzenie apokaliptyczne, gdyż rzeczywistość, która nadejdzie, będzie zmierzchem świata. Już teraz rozpadają się banki, bankrutują rządy, narastają konflikty etniczne, religijne i społeczne. O tym wszystkim jest mowa w tej książce.

Ziemkiewicz ł A  
обложка книги Cerulean Sins Cerulean Sins

The human consort of Master Vampire Jean-Claude and Micah, the leopard shapeshifter, Anita Blake must come to Jean-Claude's assistance when his oldest ancestor sends one of her vicious and powerful underlings to St. Louis, threatening his and his clan's very existence. Reprint.

With her New York Times bestselling Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novels, Laurell K. Hamilton wraps readers up in stories of suspense and sensuality. Cerulean Sins is no exception. Now, Anita learns what it's like to be at the new end of a centuries-old bloodline—and just how far she'll let herself get pushed around…

How the mighty have fallen! Once a sworn enemy of all vampires, Anita is now the human consort of both Jean-Claude, the Master Vampire, and Micah, the leopard shapeshifter. But her love life doesn't stop there. It can't. For Anita—not quite as human as she once was—is consumed by both the lusts of the vampire and the primal hungers of the wereleopards. Desires that must be sated—time and time again…

But it is Jean-Claude who needs her now. His oldest ancestor has sent one of her vicious and powerful underlings to St. Louis, putting Jean-Claude and his clan on the defensive. Unsure of where she stands with the interloper, Anita finds herself tested as never before—needing all the dark forces her passion can muster to save the ones she loves the most…

Гамильтон Лорел Anita Blake  
обложка книги Cyborg Cyborg Wu William F Isaac Asimov's Robot City  
обложка книги Changeling Changeling Leigh Stephen Isaac Asimov’s Robot City: Robots and Aliens  
Cleon the Emperor Asimov Isaac  
Ciberiado - elektitaj rakontoj
Lem aw  
обложка книги Commitment Hour Commitment Hour

Commitment Hour is a science fiction novel by James Alan Gardner, published in 1998. The novel is set in Gardner's "League of Peoples's" futuristic universe, and plays out in the small, isolated village of Tober Cove. Set on post-apocalyptic Earth, Tober Cove most resembles a rural, seventeenth century fishing village, with one exception: every year, everyone below the age of 21 changes gender. At the age of twenty-one, the people of the village must "commit" to being male, female or both in the form of a Hermaphrodite (a 'Neut'), forever. Commitment Hour follows the day leading up to the main character's hour of commitment (Wikipedia).

Gardner James Alan League of Peoples  
Czarna Szabla Komuda Jacek  
обложка книги Crusade Crusade Anderson Taylor Destroyermen  
обложка книги Crossroads Crossroads Stein Jeanne C  
обложка книги Cuando falla la gravedad Cuando falla la gravedad

El Budayén, los bajos fondos de una ciudad árabe anónima, está construido al lado del cementerio, y quien se interna en sus callejones lo hace consciente del peligro que corre: ni sus habitantes —prostitutas, proxenetas y traficantes de drogas— ni la policía se preocupan demasiado si un desconocido aparece acuchillado y tirado en la esquina.

Tal es el ambiente en el que se ha criado Marîd Audran, un hombretón que nunca ha necesitado llevar armas y que es respetado en su independencia.

Pero nadie podría haber imaginado la pesadilla en la que se convertiría su vida después de que un extraño muriera asesinado por alguien conectado a un módulo de James Bond…

Una novela vertiginosa, en la que se dan cita los logros de la informática, la novela negra y la ciencia ficción.

Effinger George Alec Marîd Audran (es)  
обложка книги City of Fire City of Fire Lain T H Dungeons and Dragons  
обложка книги Comte Zéro Comte Zéro

Turner, mercenaire, « aide » les transfuges des multinationales à déserter leur poste. Cette fois, il a pour mission de récupérer le cerveau de la biotechnologie de Mass-Neotek.

Marly, acheteuse d’art à Paris, est engagée par un milliardaire excentrique afin de retrouver l’origine de mystérieuses et fascinantes créations apparues subitement sur le marché.

Bobby, ou Comte Zéro, jeune et intrépide pirate de logiciel, opère dans les faubourgs de la Conurb. Il va se laisser entraîner par sa curiosité dans les dédales du cyberspace.

Le cyberspace, c’est l’univers artificiel des réseaux informatiques, le monde qui était déjà celui de Neuromancien. Et c’est là que leurs destins vont se croiser. Mais ils ne seront pas les seuls.

Gibson William Trilogie de la conurb  
Czarne Płaszcze Tańczą

Najbardziej wstrząsająca i bluźniercza wizja w historii polskiej fantastyki! Oto świat, w którym Chrystus zszedł z Krzyża i objął władzę nad ludzkością. Świat tortur, stosów i prześladowań. Czuwa nad tym, by Twoja wiara była czysta. Strzeże Twych myśli przed zgorszeniem. Śledzi Twe uczynki, abyś nie zgrzeszył. A jeśli przyjdzie taka potrzeba, ofiaruje Ci bolesną rozkosz stosu. To on – Inkwizytor Jego Ekscelencji Biskupa. Miecz w ręku Pana i sługa Aniołów. "Sługa Boży" to przeredagowane i uzupełnione wznowienie tomu opowiadań o inkwizytorze Mordimerze Madderdinie, zawierające między innymi nigdy nie publikowany tekst "Czarne płaszcze tańczą". W "Słudze Bożym" czarnoksiężnicy odprawiają bluźniercze rytuały, demony zstępują na świat, czarownice knują mroczne intrygi. A temu wszystkiemu musi przeciwstawić się człowiek, którego serce jest tak gorące jak ogień stosów, na które posyła swe ofiary.

Piekara Jacek  
обложка книги Coldheart Canyon Coldheart Canyon Barker Clive  
обложка книги Citizen Soldiers [Condensed] Citizen Soldiers [Condensed] Ambrose Stephen  
Catwoman - Tiger Hunt Asprin Robert, Abbey Lynn  
обложка книги Crown of Slaves Crown of Slaves

The Star Kingdom's ally Erewhon is growing increasingly restive in the alliance because the new High Ridge regime ignores its needs. Added to the longstanding problem of a slave labor planet controlled by hostile Mesans in Erewhon's stellar backyard, which High Ridge refuses to deal with, the recent assassination of the Solarian League's most prominent voice of public conscience indicates the growing danger of political instability in the Solarian League-which is also close to Erewhon.In desperation, Queen Elizabeth tries to defuse the situation by sending a private mission to Erewhon led by Captain Zilwicki, accompanied by one of her nieces. When they arrive on Erewhon, however, Manticore's envoys find themselves in a mess. Not only do they encounter one of the Republic of Haven's most capable agents-Victor Cachat-but they also discover that the Solarian League's military delegation seems up to its neck in skullduggery.And, just to put the icing on the cake, the radical freed slave organization, the Audubon Ballroom, is also on the scene-led by its notorious and ruthless assassin, Jeremy X.

Flint Eric, Weber David , Wages of Sin  
обложка книги Crown of Slaves Crown of Slaves

The Star Kingdom's ally Erewhon is growing increasingly restive in the alliance because the new High Ridge regime ignores its needs. Added to the longstanding problem of a slave labor planet controlled by hostile Mesans in Erewhon's stellar backyard, which High Ridge refuses to deal with, the recent assassination of the Solarian League's most prominent voice of public conscience indicates the growing danger of political instability in the Solarian League-which is also close to Erewhon.In desperation, Queen Elizabeth tries to defuse the situation by sending a private mission to Erewhon led by Captain Zilwicki, accompanied by one of her nieces. When they arrive on Erewhon, however, Manticore's envoys find themselves in a mess. Not only do they encounter one of the Republic of Haven's most capable agents-Victor Cachat-but they also discover that the Solarian League's military delegation seems up to its neck in skullduggery.And, just to put the icing on the cake, the radical freed slave organization, the Audubon Ballroom, is also on the scene-led by its notorious and ruthless assassin, Jeremy X.

Flint Eric, Weber David , Wages of Sin  
обложка книги Crown of Slaves Crown of Slaves

The Star Kingdom's ally Erewhon is growing increasingly restive in the alliance because the new High Ridge regime ignores its needs. Added to the longstanding problem of a slave labor planet controlled by hostile Mesans in Erewhon's stellar backyard, which High Ridge refuses to deal with, the recent assassination of the Solarian League's most prominent voice of public conscience indicates the growing danger of political instability in the Solarian League-which is also close to Erewhon.In desperation, Queen Elizabeth tries to defuse the situation by sending a private mission to Erewhon led by Captain Zilwicki, accompanied by one of her nieces. When they arrive on Erewhon, however, Manticore's envoys find themselves in a mess. Not only do they encounter one of the Republic of Haven's most capable agents-Victor Cachat-but they also discover that the Solarian League's military delegation seems up to its neck in skullduggery.And, just to put the icing on the cake, the radical freed slave organization, the Audubon Ballroom, is also on the scene-led by its notorious and ruthless assassin, Jeremy X.

Flint Eric, Weber David , Wages of Sin  
обложка книги Crusade Crusade

Spacers call the warp point Charon's Ferry.No star ship has ever entered it and returned since a vengeful Orion task force pursued a doomed Terran colonization fleet into it in 2206.Almost a century has passed. The fiery hatreds of a quarter-century of warfare between the Terran Federation and the Zheeerlikou'valkhannaieeee, the cat-like species humans called the "Orions," have eased at least a little. The "Grand Alliance" forged by the need to fight side-by-side against the genocidal Rigelians remains, but there are those on either side who continue to hate, continue to distrust.Now the strength of that war-forged alliance is about to be tested. For Charon's Ferry is about to give up the secret of its dead. A ship has emerged from the deadly warp point at last. A ship which responds to the challenge of an Orion star ship using ancient human communications codes . . . then opens fire.The holocaust of interstellar warfare has been ignited anew, in a bloody crusade to free Holy Mother Terra.

Weber David, White Steve , Starfire  
обложка книги Crusade Crusade

Spacers call the warp point Charon's Ferry.No star ship has ever entered it and returned since a vengeful Orion task force pursued a doomed Terran colonization fleet into it in 2206.Almost a century has passed. The fiery hatreds of a quarter-century of warfare between the Terran Federation and the Zheeerlikou'valkhannaieeee, the cat-like species humans called the "Orions," have eased at least a little. The "Grand Alliance" forged by the need to fight side-by-side against the genocidal Rigelians remains, but there are those on either side who continue to hate, continue to distrust.Now the strength of that war-forged alliance is about to be tested. For Charon's Ferry is about to give up the secret of its dead. A ship has emerged from the deadly warp point at last. A ship which responds to the challenge of an Orion star ship using ancient human communications codes . . . then opens fire.The holocaust of interstellar warfare has been ignited anew, in a bloody crusade to free Holy Mother Terra.

Weber David, White Steve , Starfire  
Cinnabar Shadows Abbey Lynn  
обложка книги Children of the Mind Children of the Mind Card Orson Scott  
обложка книги Cruel Miracles Cruel Miracles Card Orson Scott  
обложка книги Capitol Capitol Card Orson Scott  
обложка книги Cold Copper Tears Cold Copper Tears Cook Glen Garrett Files  
Call For The Dead Cook Glen  
Ceremony Cook Glen  
CANTATA-141 Dick Philip K  
Complete Stories 3 - Second Variety and Other Stories Dick Philip K  
Counter Clock World Dick Philip K  
обложка книги Chalice Chalice

As the newly appointed Chalice, Mirasol is the most important member of the Master's Circle. It is her duty to bind the Circle, the land and its people together with their new Master. But the new Master of Willowlands is a Priest of Fire, only drawn back into the human world by the sudden death of his brother. No one knows if it is even possible for him to live amongst his people. Mirasol wants the Master to have his chance, but her only training is as a beekeeper. How can she help settle their demesne during these troubled times and bind it to a Priest of Fire, the touch of whose hand can burn human flesh to the bone?

Robin McKinley weaves a captivating tale that reveals the healing power of duty and honor, love and honey.

McKinley Robin  
Cave Internetum Лем Станислав  
обложка книги City of Fallen Angels City of Fallen Angels

The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She's training to become a Shadowhunter and — most importantly of all — she can finally call Jace her boyfriend. But nothing comes without a price. Someone is murdering the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine's Circle, provoking tensions between Downworlders and Shadowhunters that could lead to a second, bloody war. And when Jace begins to pull away from her without explaining why, Clary is forced to delve into the heart of a mystery whose solution reveals her worst nightmare: she herself has set in motion a terrible chain of events that could lead to her losing everything she loves. Even Jace.

Clare Cassandra Mortal Instruments  
обложка книги Come and Go Mad Come and Go Mad Brown Fredric  
обложка книги Captive Universe Captive Universe

A young man in a primitive valley, terrorized by despotic rulers, cruelty, superstition and by very real monsters of awesome power sets off on a quest for freedom. When he reaches the world outside his valley, however, he makes an astonishing discovery, at once terrible and wonderful, about the nature of his entire world!

Harrison Harry  
обложка книги Caddoran Caddoran Taylor Roger  
обложка книги Changer’s Moon Changer’s Moon Clayton Jo Duel of Sorcery  
обложка книги Crystal Heat Crystal Heat Clayton Jo The Shadowsong trilogy  
обложка книги Child's Play Child's Play

The government's Witness Protection Program has been hitting a bit of a snag lately. Despite their brand new secret identities, certain loose-lipped mob stoolies are getting blown away by a group of gun-toting adolescents. And in an effort to save face, a big-mouth Army bigwig's been pointing the accusing finger at the wrong assassins - Remo Williams and his mentor, Sinanju master Chiun! There's a new kind of "baby boom" going around. And before he plays dead for a bunch of homicidal half-pints, the Destroyer is going to nip the poisonous peewee pandemonium in the bud!

Murphy Warren, Sapir Richard The Destroyer  
обложка книги Chained Reaction Chained Reaction

Black is not only beautiful, it's Ruby Gonzalez . . . the wild CIA lady with a sure cure for what ails Remo and Chiun. Remo Williams just can't seem to forget he was once a Newark cop. But when you're the Destroyer you do need a little humility. Yellow, the worth of gold, the texture of parchment, the color of the sun source itself . . . and, in the inscrutable, insuperable, Chiun, a veritable galaxy of wisdom and power. And fun at a riot. It will be all over when Southern idiots with whips and chains, and Northern madmen with money attempt to reduce business costs by raising slavery to new levels of efficiency. The Destroyer, with a little help from his two friends, proves that billions of dollars and armies of thugs just aren't enough. Then bucks and Ruby will do . . .

Murphy Warren, Sapir Richard The Destroyer  
Culex pipiens versus Homo Sapiens Ситников Константин  
обложка книги Conspiracy Conspiracy Buroker Lindsay Emperor's edge  
обложка книги Cánh buồm đỏ thắm Cánh buồm đỏ thắm

Lông-gren làm nghề thủy thủ nên thường xuyên vắng nhà. Khi vợ anh sinh đứa con gái đầu lòng là A-xôn thì qua đời. Do đó, anh phải từ bỏ nghề để ở nhà chăm sóc và nuôi dạy con trong sự xa lánh và lạnh nhạt của dân làng. Hằng ngày, anh làm những con thuyền đồ chơi dành cho trẻ con bằng gỗ trắng nhỏ, có cánh buồm đỏ thắm mang lên phố huyện bán.

Một hôm, trên đường lên phố giao hàng, A-xôn mải mê đuổi theo cánh buồm với những ước mơ tưởng tượng khiến cô bé lạc vào rừng lúc nào không hay. Sau đó, cô đã gặp được ông già Ê-gơn — người chuyên sưu tầm thơ ca dân gian. Nhìn vẻ đẹp thanh thoát và trong trắng của cô bé, ông đã kể cho cô bé nghe câu chuyện và tiên đoán rằng, sau này sẽ có một chàng hoàng tử tuấn tú đi trên chiếc thuyền có cánh buồm đỏ thắm đến rước nàng A-xôn xinh đẹp… Câu chuyện này đã được A-xôn tin tưởng và ấp ủ từ tuổi bé thơ cho đến lớn. Điều đó cũng truyền sang người cha cô độc và giúp họ vượt qua những năm tháng khó khăn trong cuộc sống. Riêng đối với người dân ở làng Ca-péc-na thì càng làm cho họ nghĩ bố con A-xôn là những kẻ “dở hơi”, không bình thường với những sự thêu dệt, thêm bớt câu chuyện hết sức vô lý và tàn nhẫn…

Nhưng một ngày nọ, câu chuyện ngày xưa đã trở thành sự thật. A-xôn đã được chàng hoàng tử Grây đến đón trên chiếc thuyền có cánh buồm đỏ thắm trước sự ngạc nhiên, sửng sốt của mọi người trong làng.

Grin Alexandre  
обложка книги Computer War Computer War

The odds were right for victory. The problem with computer warfare is that the computer is always logical while the human enemy is not—or doesn’t have to be. And that’s what the Betastani enemy were doing—nothing that the Alphaland computers said they would. Those treacherous foemen were avoiding logic and using such unheard-of devices as surprise and sabotage, treason and trickery. They even had Alphaland’s Deputy of Information believing Betastani propaganda without even realizing it. Of course he still thought he was being loyal to Alphaland, because he thought that one and one must logically add up to two. And that kind of thinking could make him the biggest traitor of them all.

Reynolds Mack  
Cетевые истории Шумилов Павел  
Chosen

"I guess it had gone okay with Stevie Rae. I mean, she had agreed to meet me tomorrow. And she hadn't tried to bite me, which was a plus. Of course, the whole trying-to-eat-the-street-person thing was highly disturbing..." Zoey's best friend, Stevie Rae, is undead — in an eww! zombie! kind-of-way, not in a cool vampire kind-of-way. She's struggling to retain her humanity and Zoey doesn't have a clue how to help. But she does know that anything they discover must be kept secret. Trust has become a rare commodity. Sinister forces are at work at the House of Night, where the line between friend and enemy is becoming dangerously blurred.

Not suitable for younger readers.

Casr PC, Casr Kristin House of Night  
Canticos de la lejana Tierra Clarke Arthur C  
обложка книги Ciclo de fuego Ciclo de fuego Clement Hal  
обложка книги Courtship Rite Courtship Rite

A vast alien landscape and a human culture based on our own, yet evolved in strange and wondrous ways by the forces of an inimical nature provide a panoramic backdrop for the romantic adventures of a large cast of memorable and attractive characters.


Won Compton Crook Award for best first novel in 1983.

Nominated for Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1983.


The UK edition was entitled Geta.

Kingsbury Donald  
обложка книги Consider Phlebas Consider Phlebas

The war raged across the galaxy. Billions had died, billions more were doomed. Moons, planets, the very stars themselves, faced destruction; coldblooded, brutal, and worse, random. The Idirans fought for their Faith; the Culture for its moral right to exist.

Principals were at stake. There could be no surrender.

Within the cosmic conflict, an individual crusade. Deep within a fabled labyrinth on a barren world, a Planet of the Dead proscribed to mortals, lay a fugitive Mind. Both the Culture and the Idirans sought it. It was the fate of Horza, the Changer, and his motley crew of unpredictable mercenaries, human and machine, actually to find it, and with it their own destruction.

Consider Phlebas — a space opera of stunning power and awesome imagination from one of the most talented writers of his generation.

Banks Iain M Culture  
обложка книги Conquest Conquest Larson B V Star force  
обложка книги Creatures Creatures Larson B V  
обложка книги Cyborg Assault Cyborg Assault

The brutal war expands to the Jupiter System, in this, the fourth book of the series.

As the Mars Campaign ends, stealth-capsules launch from the Neptune System. Months later, they glide into the Confederation of Jovian Moons. Cyborgs emerge to begin phase one among the Homo sapiens.

The Jovians follow the Dictates, a perfected philosophy where the rational rule, the spirited fight and the brutish labor. The moons have wealth, a powerful fleet and hardened Secessionists who want freedom from the Dictates.

Marten reaches the Jupiter System as phase one of the cyborg campaign nears its completion. Believing himself safe, Marten enters the harshest battle of his life, with mankind’s fate resting on his choices.

CYBORG ASSAULT is the story of desperate space marines, meteor-ships and ruthless creatures of symbiotic machine-flesh. CYBORG ASSAULT is a full novel, 96,000 words in length by Vaughn Heppner, Writers of the Future winner.

Heppner Vaughn Doom Star  
Cyber-план, или Есть ли 'камни' в русских долинах Тропов Иван  
обложка книги Cirque Du Freak Cirque Du Freak

Darren goes to a banned freak show with his best mate Steve. It's the wonderfully gothic Cirque du Freak where weird, frightening half human/half animals appear who interact terrifyingly with the audience. Darren — a spider freak — 'falls in love' with Madam Octa — an enormous tarantala owned by the circus proprietor. Darren determines to steal the spider so that he can train it to perform amazing deeds. But his daring theft goes horrible wrong. The spider bites his best mate and Darren has to sell his soul to an evil vampire to get the antidote. Something out of the ordinary is set against the background of children's normal lives to chilling effect. Atmospheric, funny, realistic, moving and… terrifying. 

Shan Darren The Saga of Darren Shan  
обложка книги Countdown Countdown

A petty thief and a convicted murderer find themselves entangled in a deadly reality TV game and a heart-pounding attraction for each other.

Maddox Michelle  
обложка книги Circle at center Circle at center Niles Douglas Seven circles  
Cекретные дневники Братства Кольца Клэр Кассандра Скачивание и чтение запрещены по требованию НП "АЗАПИ"
Cевеномy плееpy Атакишиев Фил  
обложка книги Cycle of Hatred Cycle of Hatred

The Burning Legion has been defeated, and eastern regions of Kalimdor are now shared by two nations: the orcs of Durotar, led by their noble Warchief, Thrall; and the humans of Theramore, led by one of the most powerful mages alive — Lady Jaina Proudmoore.

But the tentative peace between orcs and humans is suddenly crumbling. Random attacks against Durotar's holdings suggest that the humans have renewed their aggression toward the orcs. Now Jaina and Thrall must avert disaster before old hatreds are rekindled — and Kalimdor is plunged into another devastating war.

Jaina's search to uncover the truth behind the attacks leads her to a shocking revelation. Her encounter with a legendary, long—lost wizard will challenge everything that she believes and illuminate the secret history of the world of…

DeCandido Keith R A  
обложка книги Case of Conscience Case of Conscience

Father Ruiz-Sanchez is a dedicated man—a priest who is also a scientist, and a scientist who is also a human being. He has found no insoluble conflicts in his beliefs or his ethics… until he is sent to Lithia. There he comes upon a race of aliens who are admirable in every way except for their total reliance on cold reason; they are incapable of faith or belief.

Confronted with a profound scientific riddle and ethical quandary, Father Ruiz-Sanchez soon finds himself torn between the teachings of his faith, the teachings of his science, and the inner promptings of his humanity. There is only one solution: He must accept an ancient and unforgivable heresy—and risk the futures of both worlds…

Amazon.com Review

The citizens of the planet Lithia are some of the most ethical sentient beings Father Ramon Ruiz-Sanchez has ever encountered. True, they have no literature, no fine arts, and don’t understand the concept of recreation, but neither do they understand the concepts of greed, envy, lust, or any of the sins and vices that plague humankind. Their world seems darned near perfect. And that is just what disturbs the good Father.

First published in 1958, James Blish’s Hugo Award-winning A Case of Conscience is science fiction at its very best: a fast-paced, intelligent story that offers plenty of action while at the same time explores complex questions of values and ethics. In this case, Blish has taken on the age-old battle of good vs. evil. Lithia poses a theological question that lies at the heart of this book: is God necessary for a moral society? The Lithians are nothing if not moral. Not only do they lack the seven deadly sins, they also lack original sin. And without any sort of religious framework, they have created the Christian ideal world, one that humans would be eager to study and emulate. But is it too perfect? Is it in fact, as Father Ruiz-Sanchez suspects, the work of The Adversary? And what role does Egtverchi, the young Lithian raised on Earth, play? Is he an innocent victim of circumstance, or will he bring about the Dies Irae, the day of the wrath of God, upon the earth? The fate of two worlds hinges on the answers to these questions, and will lead to an ancient earth heresy that shakes the Jesuit priest’s beliefs to their very core.

A Case of Conscience is a brilliant piece of storytelling, and it packs a lot into a scant 242 pages. Most readers will probably finish the book in one sitting, unable to stop until the spectacular denouement. But the questions posed by this little-known gem will stay with you for days afterward.

—P. M. Atterberry
Blish James SF Masterworks  
обложка книги Close to Critical Close to Critical

Shrouded in eternal gloom by its own thick atmosphere, Tenebra was a hostile planet: a place of crushing gravity, 370-degree temperatures, a constantly shifting crust and giant drifting raindrops. Uncompromising—yet there was life, intelligent life on Tenebra. For more than twenty years, Earth scientists had studied the natives from an orbiting laboratory and had even found a way to train and educate a few of them.

Clement Hal  
обложка книги Choosing Names Choosing Names Niven Larry Man-Kzin Wars  
обложка книги Children of Dune Children of Dune

The third book in Frank Herbert's original Dune series

Herbert Frank Dune Chronicles, Dune  
обложка книги Children of Dune Children of Dune

The third book in Frank Herbert's original Dune series

Herbert Frank Dune Chronicles, Dune  
обложка книги Ciekawe czasy Ciekawe czasy

Kiedy kurierski albatros przybywa z żądaniem przysłania „Wielkiego Maga”, Rincewind zostaje wezwany do trapionego niepokojami Imperium Hongów, Sungów, Fangów, Tangów i McSweeneyów, gdzie decydują się losy tronu.

Rincewindowi pomaga Cohen Barbarzyńca, a także napędzany mrówkami komputer HEX, fraktalny motyl pogody ze skrzydełkami Mandelbrota oraz przerażająca, choć dość powolna armia, złożona z sześciu staruszków — Srebrna Orda.

Ich misją jest albo obronić, albo zdobyć Zakazane Miasto Hunghung. Niestety, instrukcje nie są jasne…

Pratchett Terry Świat Dysku  
обложка книги City of Jade City of Jade McKiernan Dennis  
обложка книги Contacto Contacto

La novela trata sobre lo que podría ser el contacto con una cultura extraterrestre inteligente, sobre cómo se vería afectada la especie humana al conocer que no estamos solos en el universo, lo que sería un gran cambio en la historia de la humanidad. La protagonista, Eleanor Ellie Arrowayw, dirige el proyecto Argus del SETI, dedicado a captar emisiones de radio provenientes del espacio.

Un día, sus radiotelescopios captan una señal compuesta por una serie de números primos, lo que se considera evidencia de una inteligencia extraterrestre. La señal, además, contiene instrucciones para construir una compleja máquina. Una vez construida, cinco tripulantes, incluida la propia Ellie, son transportados a través de varios agujeros de gusano (ellos creen que es por medio de agujeros negros) a un punto en el centro de la Vía Láctea, específicamente en la constelación de Lyra y en Vega donde se reúnen con extraterrestres que adoptan la forma de un ser querido para cada uno de ellos.

Al volver a la Tierra, descubren que su viaje apenas ha durado veinte minutos de tiempo real, y que no quedan pruebas grabadas, por lo que son acusados de fraude y sometidos a frecuentes interrogatorios.

En una especie de epílogo, Ellie actuando según una sugerencia de los emisores de la señal, trabaja en un programa para encontrar patrones ocultos en los decimales del número pi. Finalmente encuentra oculto en la representacion en base 11 un patrón especial en el que los números dejan de variar de forma aleatoria y comienzan a aparecer unos y ceros en una secuencia. La única forma de ocultar semejante mensaje en pi es que el propio creador del universo lo hubiera hecho. Por lo que Ellie empieza una nueva búsqueda análoga al SETI en el aparente ruido de los números irracionales. Esta parte de la trama fue completamente omitida en el film realizado sobre la novela.

Sagan Carl  
обложка книги Contato Contato

…Contato deve ser a obra de Carl Sagan mais conhecida. O cientista e divulgador de ciências experimentou pela primeira vez o gênero romance para apresentar suas idéias a respeito do universo, da humanidade e da própria ciência.

O livro conta a história de uma pesquisadora que utiliza radiotelescópios à procura de vestígios de vida inteligente fora da Terra. A trama avança quando um sinal é detectado. Com certeza a parte do livro que mais me intrigou foi as especulações sobre as conseqüências de sabermos que não estamos sozinhos. As regras da economia, religião e política internacional seriam seriamente modificadas na análise de Carl.

O livro nos faz pensar, e vale a pena a leitura.

Sagan Carl  
обложка книги Cloak Of Deception Cloak Of Deception

Mired in greed and corruption, tangled in bureaucracy, the Galactic Republic is crumbling. In the outlying systems, where the Trade Federation maintains a stranglehold on shipping routes, tensions are boiling over — while back in the comfort of Coruscant, the hub of civilized space and seat of Republic government, few senators seem inclined to investigate the problem. And those who suspect Supreme Chancellor Valorum of having a hand in the machinations are baffled — especially when Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi foil an assassination attempt on the Chancellor.


With the crisis escalating, Valorum calls for an emergency trade summit. As Humans and aliens gather, conspiracies sealed with large sums of money run rampant, and no one is entirely above suspicion. But the greatest threat of all remains unknown to everyone except three members of the Trade Federation who have entered into a shadowy alliance with a dark overlord. While the trio will be content with more money and fewer problems, Darth Sidious has grander, far more terrifying plans.


It is a time that tests the mettle of all those who strive to hold the Republic together — none more so than the Jedi Knights, who have long been the galaxy's best hope for preserving peace and justice. Yet despite their most valiant efforts, the meeting will explode into fiery chaos beyond everyone's worst fears…

Лучено Джеймс  
Coś Się Kończy, Coś Się Zaczyna

Alternatywne zakończenie sagi o wiedźminie. Magia, czarownice i kosmiczne bitwy. Koty, koty, po trzykroć koty! Sapkowski ma fenomenalny dar narracji, wymyślania sensacyjnych wydarzeń, tworzenia sugestywnego nastroju, stopniowania napięcia. Tudzież błyskotliwe, z lekka cyniczne poczucie humoru: trzeźwiące, pozwalające tropić mniej lub bardziej zakamuflowane kpinki, odniesienia, cytaty. Wśród licznych talentów Andrzeja Sapkowskiego jednym z najbardziej olśniewających jest umiejętność jasnego i klarownego przedstawiania rozmaitych machanizmów życia: psychologicznych, społecznych. Także mechanizmu historii.

Sapkowski Andrzej  
обложка книги Cogito, ergo sum… Cogito, ergo sum… Борунь Кшиштоф , Библиотека современной фантастики  
Cor Serpentis Efremov Ivan Великое Кольцо  
обложка книги Cтерилизация человека Cтерилизация человека Генри Эрнст Библиотека современной фантастики  
обложка книги Changing Focus Changing Focus

Reluctant to be a Pack Alpha, Micah Keeps Vigil has no hesitation about what he wants in a mate. A strong, intelligent, passionate and, most importantly, shifter female. He’s found her in photojournalist Olivia. She’s come to Micah’s lodge to write about winter sports.

Olivia isn’t expecting a gorgeous man who encourages her wilder nature with a sizzling erotic encounter in her room. Nor does she anticipate the amount of steam they generate in the sauna. With Micah’s hot body and Olivia’s innate sensuality they generate enough heat to melt the snow around the lodge.

One problem-Olivia isn’t aware she’s a shifter. She believes her vivid dreams are just that-dreams-and that her blackouts can be controlled with medication. There’s no way she’s been running through the woods on four feet! Micah has to convince Olivia to accept herself-paws and all-or lose her forever.

Mann Marilu  
обложка книги Città delle illusioni Città delle illusioni Le Guin Ursula K Ecumene, Hainish Cycle  
Crystal Express Sterling Bruce  
CyberView 1991 Sterling Bruce  
Cyberpunk in the Nineties Sterling Bruce  
Coming to a Cord Zelazny Roger  
Cascade Point Zahn Timothy  
обложка книги Cobra Bargain Cobra Bargain Zahn Timothy  
обложка книги Cobra Strike Cobra Strike Zahn Timothy  
обложка книги Cobra Cobra Zahn Timothy  
обложка книги Conquerors' Heritage Conquerors' Heritage Zahn Timothy  
обложка книги Conquerors' Legacy Conquerors' Legacy Zahn Timothy  
обложка книги Conquerors' Pride Conquerors' Pride Zahn Timothy  
обложка книги Citizen of the Galaxy Citizen of the Galaxy

<p>1957</p>

Heinlein Robert A  
Czarne Oceany

Choć autor CZARNYCH OCEANÓW ożywia klasyczne wątki literatury science fiction, jego powieść sporo zawdzięcza nośnej problematyce i stylistyce prozy cyberpunkowej, a więc pisarstwa zrodzonego tak z fascynacji najnowszą technologią, jak i lęków doby informatycznej. Już teraz żyjemy w świecie rządzonym przez superkomputery. Co się stanie, kiedy te popadną w obłęd? – pyta w swej powieści Jacek Dukaj.

W CZARNYCH OCEANACH najbardziej wybredny czytelnik fantastyki znajdzie to, czego zwykł szukać i czego nie może zabraknąć w książkach tego rodzaju: spiski i wojny, eksperymenty naukowe, nad którymi uczeni stracili kontrolę, a także niekończące się spekulacje na temat możliwości i kondycji ludzkiego rozumu. W wartką i efektowną fabułę Dukaj umiejętnie włączył treści dyskursywne mieszczące się w polu takich dziedzin, jak polityka, ekonomia i psychologia. CZARNE OCEANY bez wątpienia należą do erudycyjnego nurtu polskiej SF i nawiązują do najlepszych tradycji tego gatunku, z twórczością Stanisława Lema na czele.

Dukaj Jacek  
Cała prawda o Planecie Ksi

Przedstawiając przed laty konspekt powieści o planecie Ksi tak Janusz A. Zajdel pisał o swych zamierzeniach:

Osnową powieści jest sprawa grupy osadników, którzy mieli się osiedlić na planecie innego układu, lecz z nieznanych przyczyn zerwali kontakt z Ziemią. Z Ziemi wyrusza ekspedycja mająca za zadanie wyjaśnić, co się wydarzyło.

Ekspedycja napotyka jeden ze statków osadników, wracający ku Ziemi, z jednym tylko człowiekiem na pokładzie. Człowiek ten, były pilot kosmiczny, jest w stanie zupełnego rozstroju psychicznego…

Dowódca ekspedycji ratunkowej odkrywa prawdę o planecie Ksi, lecz sam powątpiewa, czy to aby cała prawda. Po powrocie na Ziemię zdaje raport swym przełożonym i znowu leci na Ksi.

O tym, co tam zastanie i jak potoczą się losy żyjących w ekstremalnych warunkach kolonistów, nie dowiemy się już nigdy. Janusz A. Zajdel zmarł w 1985 roku po ciężkiej chorobie i nie zdążył zaprezentować nam swojego innego spojrzenia na planetę Ksi. Pozostały tylko trzy urywki zamierzonej powieści i jej konspekt. Drukujemy je wraz z Całą prawdą o planecie Ksi – jednej z najwybitniejszych powieści fantastyczno-socjologicznych lat osiemdziesiątych. W hołdzie dla nieodżałowanej pamięci Janusza A. Zajdla, wybitnego autora, przenikliwego wizjonera, znakomitego naukowca i niezwykle szlachetnego człowieka. Patrona najważniejszej nagrody literackiej polskiego fandomu. W XX rocznicę Jego śmierci.

Zajdel Janusz Andrzej  
Cylinder van Troffa

Klasyczna powieść jednego z twórców polskiej fantastyki socjologicznej. Autor w formie sensacyjno-rozrywkowej przedstawia problemy zawsze aktualne: niemożność adaptacji ludzkiej psychiki do szybko zmieniającego się świata. Młody naukowiec przedstawia pracę z dziedziny historii cywilizacji ziemskiej. Praca dotyczy tzw. Epoki Rozszczepienia, obejmującej wieki XXII i XXIII – okres regresu cywilizacyjnego, chaosu i anarchii. Opracowanie opiera się na dokumencie zwanym „Notatnikiem Nieśmiertelnego”. „Nieśmiertelny”, postać na poły legendarna, był członkiem załogi jednego z międzygwiezdnych kosmolotów, który opuścił Ziemię w XXI wieku i powrócił po stu kilkudziesięciu latach, a więc w samym środku owej niezbyt dobrze zbadanej Epoki Rozszczepienia. Dziś, w XXIV wieku, zapiski tego człowieka stanowią bezcenny dokument historyczny. Notatnik obejmuje jednakże bardzo długi okres i przedstawia fakty rozrzucone po dwóch wiekach historii. Według hipotez niektórych uczonych „Nieśmiertelny” korzystał z hipotetycznego urządzenia, zwanego cylindrem van Troffa. Dzięki cylindrowi człowiek może trwać poza upływem czasu, a więc tym sposobem „Nieśmiertelny” mógł przenosić się do coraz późniejszych epok. Młody historyk wysuwa hipotezę, według której „Nieśmiertelny” istnieje nadal: albo w stanie czynnym, działając wśród ludzi XXIV wieku, albo trwając w cylindrze van Troffa. Tylko – gdzie jest cylinder? I dlaczego notatnik znalazł się w rękach badaczy, zamiast tkwić w kieszeni właściciela?

”Cylinder van Troffa”, entuzjastycznie przyjęty przez czytelników, został w 1980 roku nagrodzony przez ministra kultury i sztuki. Rozpoczął ”orwellowski” nurt w twórczości Zajdla, kontynuowanej później w powieściach: ”Limes interior”, ”Cała prawda o planecie KSI”, ”Paradyzja” i ”Wyjście z cienia”.

Po tragicznej śmierci autora jedną z najbardziej prestiżowych nagród dla twórców sf w Polsce nazwano jego imieniem.

Zajdel Janusz Andrzej  
обложка книги City City

Questo libro narra la storia dell’Uomo e del suo pianeta, la Terra, attraverso i secoli futuri, in una progressione abbagliante di visioni. indimenticabili e poetiche; è l’opera che moltissimi considerano il momento più intensamente poetico di tutta la storia della fantascienza. Con la sua quieta, serena filosofia, con la sua magica capacita di evocare situazioni e paesaggi allo stesso tempo grandiosi e a perfetta,’ misura umana, Simak ci descrive dapprima il graduale abbandono delle citta, per una più serena vita nelle campagne; e poi ci accompagna nella descrizione della lenta espansione verso gli spazi cosmici, ci mostra la comparsa dei Mutanti, enigmatici figli della razza umana che di umano conservano solo una spietata, folle ironia, ci descrive il lento passaggio dell’eredita umana ai Cani, fedeli compagni dell’Uomo per millenni, ci parla dei robot che l’uomo ha creato a propria: immagine, e degli alieni che popolano i suoi sogni cosmici. E, attraverso la rivelazione di un nuovo e totalmente inaspettato piano di, esistenza su Giove, il gigantesco pianeta che sarà il nuovo Paradiso… o il nuovo Nirvana?… per tutto il genere umano, Simak si proietta nel buio dei millenni, quando l’intera razza umana sarà ricordata con il nome di una sola famiglia, i Webster, e l’antica casa sulla collina sarà un tempio e un memoriale lentamente dimenticato. E su tutto questo grandioso affresco di figure indimenticabili, gigantesca, si staglia la figura del più grande personaggio creato da uno scrittore di fantascienza: Jenkins, il robot antico, che nei suoi circuiti elettronici si aggrappa disperatamente al ricordo dell’umanità desiderata e perduta.

Simak Clifford  
обложка книги Childe Morgan Childe Morgan

In bestseller Kurtz's morbid second tale of her new Deryni trilogy — following 2003's In the King's Service and set before the King Kelson novels — King Donal Haldane is mourning the loss of his bastard son, Krispin, a boy he thought would be companion and protector to Crown Prince Brion, and hoping that Alyce and Kenneth de Morgan's toddler son, Alaric, heir to Alyce's Deryni magic, can be groomed to take Krispin's place. Bishop Oliver de Nore's brother, Septimus, was put to death by the king after Alyce used her powers to reveal that he orchestrated Krispin's killing; now Oliver is doubly motivated to accelerate the church's campaign to exterminate the Deryni, who are feared by many humans in the land of Gwynedd. Kurtz renders even the most plot-twisting demises more dreary than dramatic, which makes for terrific medieval realism but uninteresting narrative.

Kurtz Katherine Childe Morgan  
обложка книги Cryer's Cross Cryer's Cross

The community of Cryer’s Cross, Montana (population 212) is distraught when high school freshman Tiffany disappears without a trace. Already off-balance due to her OCD, 16-year-old Kendall is freaked out seeing Tiffany’s empty desk in the one-room school house, but somehow life goes on… until Kendall's boyfriend Nico also disappears, and also without a trace. Now the town is in a panic. Alone in her depression and with her OCD at an all-time high, Kendall notices something that connects Nico and Tiffany: they both sat at the same desk. She knows it's crazy, but Kendall finds herself drawn to the desk, dreaming of Nico and wondering if maybe she, too, will disappear…and whether that would be so bad. Then she begins receiving graffiti messages on the desk from someone who can only be Nico. Can he possibly be alive somewhere? Where is he? And how can Kendall help him? The only person who believes her is Jacian, the new guy she finds irritating…and attractive. As Kendall and Jacian grow closer, Kendall digs deeper into Nico's mysterious disappearance only to stumble upon some ugly — and deadly — local history. Kendall is about to find out just how far the townspeople will go to keep their secrets buried.


Макманн Лайза  
обложка книги Catarul Catarul

Un glont trebuia sa nimereasca pe campul acela de tragere si un individ oarecare trebuia sa nimereasca in miezul acestei probleme. Si daca e asa, atunci, indiferent de autor si de editor, aparitia acestei carti este si ea o certitudine matematica.

Lem Stanislaw  
Canticle Scholes Ken Psalms of Isaak  
Clockwork asylum Koke Jak Shadowrun  
обложка книги Convergence Convergence

The discovery of an ancient alien technology known as the Artifacts enables the human race to jump from galaxy to galaxy, but when a strange new Artifact emerges and changes all the other Artifacts, chaos ensues.

Sheffield Charles Heritage Universe  
обложка книги Chimaera Chimaera

The winged Lyrinx are conquering Santhenar, each engagement weakening the faltering human resistance. The Aachim watch and wait - their invasion diverted in favour of a treacherous temporary alliance against the Lyrinx threat. The last hope lies with a small yet determined band of fighters, led by disgraced Scrutator Xervish Flydd, who had escaped from the ruling Council's brutal retribution. But Xervish and his supporters have now been condemned to a painful death for supposed treachery …However, two rebels are missing: Tiann - a geomancer of immense power, and arch-traitor Nish. They could make the difference between victory and certain annihilation.

Irvine Ian Well of echoes, The Well of Echoes  
обложка книги Colours in the Steel Colours in the Steel Parker K J Fencer  
обложка книги Count Zero Count Zero

Amazon.com

Turner, corporate mercenary, wakes in a reconstructed body, a beautiful woman by his side. Then Hosaka Corporation reactivates him for a mission more dangerous than the one he's recovering from: Maas-Neotek's chief of R&D is defecting. Turner is the one assigned to get him out intact, along with the biochip he's perfected. But this proves to be of supreme interest to certain other parties–some of whom aren't remotely human.

Bobby Newmark is entirely human: a rustbelt data-hustler totally unprepared for what comes his way when the defection triggers war in cyberspace. With voodoo on the Net and a price on his head, Newmark thinks he's only trying to get out alive. A stylish, streetsmart, frighteningly probable parable of the future and sequel to Neuromancer.


From Publishers Weekly

Gibson's first novel, Neuromancer, was greeted with hosannas and showered with awards. This second book, set in the same universe, again offers a faddish, glitzy surface not unlike that of Miami Vice. Gibson's central image is the shadow boxes constructed by the artist Joseph Cornell, collections of seemingly unrelated objects whose juxtaposition creates a new impression. In the same fashion, the novel has three protagonists, each of whom is putting together jigsaw clues in pursuit of his separate goal. The corporate headhunter, the art dealer and the computer hacker all find themselves being manipulatedjust as the author contrives to have their paths converge. This book is less appealing and less verbally skillful than Gibson's first novel, dense and dour as that was, but readers who liked that one will want to see this as well.

Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.


Locus

A vividly imagined future.


Bruce Sterling

William Gibson's prose, astonishing in its clarity and skill, becomes high-tech electric poetry.


Ingram

Enter the world of a terrifying high-tech future gone awry, a world where computer chips are implanted directly into the brain of a child, where artists hide underground like hunted prey, and where a new force has invaded Earth's Computer Matrix–a force that's playing for keeps . . . Count Zero Interrupt. Count Zero is the sequel to the award-winning novel, Neuromancer. HC: Arbor House.


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"Turner, corporate mercenary, wakes in a reconstructed body, a beautiful woman by his side. Then Hosaka Corporation reactivates him for a mission more dangerous than the one he's recovering from: Maas-Neotek's chief of R&D is defecting. Turner is the one assigned to get him out intact, along with the biochip he's perfected. But this proves to be of supreme interest to certain other parties–some of whom aren't remotely human. Bobby Newmark is entirely human: a rustbelt data-hustler totally unprepared for what comes his way when the defection triggers war in cyberspace. With voodoo on the Net and a price on his head, Newmark thinks he's only trying to get out alive. Until he meets the angel. A stylish, streetsmart, frighteningly probable parable of the future. " – This text refers to the Digital edition.

Gibson William The Sprawl, Sprawl  
обложка книги Captives of the Savage Empire Captives of the Savage Empire Lorrah Jean Savage Empire  
обложка книги Captive of Gor Captive of Gor

Spoiled, rich young Elinor Brinton was no longer on Earth. She had been kidnapped from her New York apartment and carried across space to Gor by akien slavers.

Then the ship was wrecked and she was stranded on the strange world of Counter-Earth, where women were only property, to be beaten ans subjugated at the will of the men who were their Masters.

Life to her became a never-ending nightmare.

In the great luxury of Ko-ro-ba, she was trained in the provocative skills of a pleasure slave. In the Norhtern Forests of Gor, she was captured by the fierce outlaw Panther Girls.

And finally came Rask of Treve to teach her what all woman should learn!

Norman John Chronicles of Counter-Earth  
обложка книги Captive of Gor Captive of Gor

Spoiled, rich young Elinor Brinton was no longer on Earth. She had been kidnapped from her New York apartment and carried across space to Gor by akien slavers.

Then the ship was wrecked and she was stranded on the strange world of Counter-Earth, where women were only property, to be beaten ans subjugated at the will of the men who were their Masters.

Life to her became a never-ending nightmare.

In the great luxury of Ko-ro-ba, she was trained in the provocative skills of a pleasure slave. In the Norhtern Forests of Gor, she was captured by the fierce outlaw Panther Girls.

And finally came Rask of Treve to teach her what all woman should learn!

Norman John Chronicles of Counter-Earth  
обложка книги City of Torment City of Torment Cordell Bruce R Abolethic Sovereignity, Забытые королевства:Abolethic Sovereignty  
обложка книги Combat Combat

Космическая сага (экшн)........ Лента уже была заправлена. Коробка объемистая, надолго хватит. Может быть, еще и останется. После смерти стрелка. Зальц передернул затвор, щека коснулась теплого металла, пахнущего смазкой. Скоро он станет горячим от огня. От огня, который пустит кровь тем, бегущим полосатикам. Да, подумал Зальц, это не люди, это полосатики, мерзкие ублюдки!

Колышкин Владимир Евгеньевич  
обложка книги Crataegus Sanguinea. Время золота Crataegus Sanguinea. Время золота

Кто такие гномы? Непревзойденные горных дел мастера? Или же непревзойденные воины — цверги? Опасно или выгодно для Олбарии соседство с подгорной страной Петрией?

...Это было давно. Подземные воители-цверги вышли из пещер Петрии, чтобы захватить земли жителей «верхнего мира» — землю людей. Казалось, ничто не может остановить победоносное шествие закованного в стальную броню гномьего шарта, покорявшего один край за другим. Таны Олбарии готовились принять последний, неравный бой, но неожиданно пришла помощь. Эльфы Изумрудных Островов встали рядом с олбарийцами, и захватчики были разбиты. Побежденные поклялись никогда не поднимать меч на победителей, и им разрешили вернуться в свои пещеры.

С тех пор прошли века. Эльфы исчезли, Петрия затаилась, а в мире людей честь все чаще уступала подлости, а меч — кинжалу. Занятым войнами и интригами олбарийцам стало не до старых врагов. А зря...

Камша Вера Время золота, время серебра  
обложка книги Całkowe drzewa Całkowe drzewa

System podwójnej gwiazdy T3 i LeVoy zasiedlają potomkowie ziemskich kolonistów. Żyją w warunkach zbliżonych do nieważkości na struktueach zwanych drzewami. Plemię obumierającego drzewa wysyła grupę zwiadowczą w poszukiwaniu miejsca na nową kolonię. W czasie długiej, pełnej niebezpieczeństw wędrówki członkowie ekspedycji wpadają w ręce łowców niewolników.

Niven Larry Całkowe drzewa  
CONRAD'S QUEST FOR RUBBER Frankowski Leo The Adventures of Conrad Stargard  
обложка книги Call of the Herald Call of the Herald Rathbone Brian The Dawning of Power  
Country of Well Герасимов Сергей Владимирович  
обложка книги Czasopodobna nieskończoność Czasopodobna nieskończoność

Michael Poole spędził wiele lat, zmagając się z problemem fizyki kwantowej podczas budowy niezwykłego tunelu czasoprzestrzennego, łączącego teraźniejsze, przeszłe i przyszłe światy. Kontynuując samotnie swe badania w Chmurze Oorta, Michael nie wie, że jego odkrycia są wykorzystywane przez buntowników z przyszłości odległej o tysiąc pięćset lat. Fantyczna grupa Przyjaciół Wignera ucieka w przeszłość sprzed okresu, w którym Ziemia jest okupowana przez tajemniczą rasę qaxów. Dawna przyjaciółka Poole'a, utalentowany naukowiec Miriam Berg, zostaje zmuszona do współpracy z buntownikami. Przewidując katastrofalny wpływ ich działań na rozwój historii, wysyła wiadomość do Michaela z prośbą o pomoc. Qaxowie ruszają w głąb czasu z zamiarem unicestwienia ludzkości.

Baxter Stephen Xeelee (pl)  
обложка книги Cerber: Wilk w owczarni Cerber: Wilk w owczarni

Druga księga epickiej tetralogii Jacka Chalkera opowiada o Qwin Zhang i o pokrytym wodami świecie planety Cerber, gdzie szansę przeżycia mają tylko jednostki najbardziej bezwzględne i pozbawione wszelkich skrupułów. Roboty przenikały w obszar Federacji.

Ktoś porywał ludzi i podstawiał zamiast nich doskonałe syntetyczne sobowtóry. Gdzieś w kosmosie obcy prowadzili badania nad Federacją, stosując doskonałe technologie. Trop prowadził na planetę Cerber i do jej władcy. Planeta Cerber była jednym ze światów Wardena. Istniejąca tam mikroskopijna forma życia wnikała we wszelką materię i każdy, kto został nią zainfekowany, umierał w momencie oddalenia się stamtąd. Można było tam dotrzeć, ale bez możliwości powrotu. Federacja miała jednak swoje własne technologie. Dzięki nim pozbawiła pamięci i osobowości umysł kryminalistki o imieniu Qwin Zhang, zastępując je pamięcią i osobowością swojego najlepszego agenta. Agenta tego — w ciele kobiety — zesłała na Cerber, planetę-więzienie. Cel misji: odnaleźć władcę, zabić go i przejąć ster rządów! Na Cerberze istniały jednak rzeczy i sprawy, o których Federacja nie miała pojęcia…

Chalker Jack L Czterej wladcy Rombu  
обложка книги Człowiek z wysokiego zamku Człowiek z wysokiego zamku

Jedna z najwybitniejszych powieści amerykańskiej fantastyki naukowej. Autor sugestywnie przedstawia inny wariant historii: państwa osi wygrały II wojnę światową, w podzielonej Ameryce ścierają się wpływy japońskie i niemieckie, a wielką poczytnością cieszy się zakazana powieść fantastyczna, w której Niemcy i Japonia wojnę przegrały.


Nagroda Hugo 1963.

Dick Philip K  
обложка книги Charon: Smok u wrót Charon: Smok u wrót

Wzięli ciało Parka Lacocha, usunęli jego umysł, zastępując go umysłem najlepszego agenta Konfederacji. Następnie umieścili go na statku kosmicznym i zesłali na Charona — jeden ze Światów Rombu Wardena, z którego nie było powrotu. Tajemniczy endemiczny organizm infekował wszystko i wszystkich, uniemożliwiając życie po opuszczeniu Rombu.

Charon był piekłem w sensie dosłownym. Znajdował się bowiem zbyt blisko swego słońca, a upalny i parny klimat, który tam panował, czynił życie nieznośnym — omal niemożliwym. Przedziwne bestie zamieszkiwały jego dżungle, ale jeszcze dziwniejszą od nich była grupa znana pod imieniem Czarna Magia, która spiskowała wraz z przebywającym na wygnaniu Władcą w celu przejęcia kontroli nad planetą.

Magia i czary były tam czymś realnym — były wszechobecne na Charonie. Kontrolowany przez czarownice i czarowników organizm wardenowski potrafił dokonać każdej sztuczki, o czym przekonał się Park Lacoch przemieniony w pół człowieka, pół bestię. Dopiero wtedy jego misja stała się autentycznie trudna…

Chalker Jack L Czterej wladcy Rombu  
City of Illusions

He was a fully grown man, alone in a dense forest, with no trail to show where he had come from and no memory to tell who—or what he was.

His eyes were not human eyes.

The forest people took him in and raised him almost as a child, teaching him to speak, training him in forest lore, giving him all the knowledge they had. В But they could not solve the riddle of his past, and at last he had to set out on a quest to Es Toch, the City of the Shing, the Liars of Earth, the Enemy of Mankind.

There he would find out the truth about himself…and a universe of danger.


An Ace Book. All Rights Reserved.

Printed in the U.S.A.


Scanned & proofed by Binwiped 10/11/02 v1, then released in #bookz by MollyKate, downloaded from http://torrents.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?t=463754 and after that imported to fb2 by soshial (20.05.2008)


Le Guin Ursula Kroeber Hainish Cycle  
обложка книги Chrzest ognia Chrzest ognia

Trzeci tom tak zwanej "Sagi o wiedźminie".

Cztery królestwa ogarnia wojenne szaleństwo.

Piękna Filippa Eilhargt powołuje tajną lożę czarodziejek.

Wiedźmina dręczą sny.

Andrzej Sapkowski, arcymistrz światowej fantasy, po raz kolejny zaprasza do swej krainy Nigdy-Nigdy i przedstawia trzeci tom wychwalanej przez krytykę i uwielbianej przez czytelników wiedźmińskiej sagi.

Geralt, wyleczony przez driady z ran odniesionych w czasie nieudanego puczu na wyspie Thanedd, wyrusza na poszukiwanie przeznaczonego mu Dziecka Niespodzianki. Oprócz nieodłącznego Jaskra, trubadura i domorosłego filozofa, do kompanii wiedźmina przystępują: pełna temperamentu łuczniczka Milva, nilfgaardzki rycerz — koszmar ze snów Ciri, którego poszukująnajlepsi szpiedzy Cesarstwa, sprytny gnom zwiadowca, pięciu rubasznych krasnoludów oraz noszący się staroświecko i pachnący intensywnie ziołami cyrulik — osobnik jakby nie z tej bajki.

Sapkowski Andrzej Wiedźmin  
обложка книги Czas pogardy Czas pogardy

Drugi tom tak zwanej "Sagi o wiedźminie".

Świat Ciri i wiedźmina ogarniają płomienie.

Nilfgaard najeżdża na sprzymierzone królestwa.

Czy spełni się złowroga przepowiednia?


Ta proza pójdzie dalej w świat, już tam wystartowała. Odwołuje się przecież do tęsknot, emocji i wartości wspólnych; w swojej klasie jest znakomita i niepowtarzalna…

"Polityka"

Chandler zrobił z kryminału moralitet, powieść psychologiczną. Sapkowski podobnie — z opowieści o walkach ze smokami stworzył literaturę najwyższej klasy.

"Życie Warszawy"

Sapkowski Andrzej Wiedźmin  
Czarownik Iwanow

"Jakub Wędrowycz jest jedną z najlepiej wykrojonych postaci polskiej fantasy. Opowiadania o wielkim egzorcyście łączą wisielczy humor z nader precyzyjną obserwacją obyczajową. Ta ostatnia sprawia, że wszelkie potwory, demony i wampiry trapiące Wędrowycza, są znacznie mniej przerażające niż podejrzenie, które ogarnia w pewnym momencie czytelnika – mianowicie, iż ów wiejski pejzaż krainy Wędrowycza nie jest jedynie fantazją." – Anna Brzezińska

Pilipiuk Andrzej  
Carte blanche

4-е место ХиЖ 2009. Опубликован в журнале "Русская литература", N38, 2011 и в журнале "EDITA-klub" N46, 2011.

Ясинская Марина Леонидовна  
обложка книги Clockwork Prince Clockwork Prince

The situation at the London Institute has never been more precarious. With Mortmain and his clockwork army still threatening, the Council wants to strip Charlotte of her power and hand the running of the Enclave over to the unscrupulous and power-hungry Benedict Lightwood.

In the hope of saving Charlotte and the Institute, Will, Jem, and Tessa set out to unravel the secrets of Mortmain's past — and discover unsettling Shadowhunter connections that hold the key not only to the enemy's motivations, but also to the secret of Tessa's identity. Tessa, already caught between the affections of Will and Jem, finds herself with another choice to make when she learns how the Shadowhunters helped make her a 'monster.' Will she turn from them to her brother, Nate, who has been begging her to join him at Mortmain's side? Where will her loyalties — and love — lie? Tessa alone can choose to save the Shadowhunters of London.or end them forever.

Clare Cassandra The Infernal Devices  
обложка книги Choosing Names Choosing Names

Traces the earliest days of the first Man-Kzin War, during which humans foil the huge feline warriors' attempt to turn them into slaves by enslaving them instead, until one of the cats turns out to be gifted with mental telepathy.

Niven Larry, Lamb Jean, Colebatch Hal, Chafe Paul, James Warren W Man-Kzin Wars  
обложка книги Clan and Crown Clan and Crown Pournelle Jerry Janissaries  
обложка книги Clan and Crown Clan and Crown Pournelle Jerry Janissaries  
обложка книги Conventions of War Conventions of War Williams Walter Jon Dread Empire Fall  
обложка книги Carpe jugulum Carpe jugulum

Wielce Oats trafił na nie najlepszy moment, by zostać kapłanem. Sądził, że przybywa do Lancre na prostą ceremonię. Tymczasem znalazł się na wojnie między wampirami a czarownicami. Jest tu młoda Agnes, która naprawdę czasem nie jest sobą. Magrat, która stara się połączyć czarownictwo i pieluchy. Niania Ogg… i babcia Weatherwax, która jest prawdziwym problemem. Wampiry są inteligentne. Mają styl i wykwintne kamizelki. Wyszły z trumien i pragną kęsa przyszłości. Wielce Oats wie, że ma modlitwę, ale wolałby topór.„Carpe Jugulum” to dwudziesta trzecia powieść Terry’ego Pratchetta o Świecie Dysku — ale pierwsza, w której wampiry grają główne role.

Pratchett Terry , Świat Dysku, Zeměplocha  
обложка книги Cast In Dark Waters Cast In Dark Waters Gorman Ed, Piccirilli Tom  
обложка книги Ciemna strona Słońca Ciemna strona Słońca

Dom Sabalos odziedziczył ogromną fortunę i ma zamiar zostać władcą całej planety. Obsługuje go olbrzymia armia robotów, jego ojcem chrzestnym jest inteligentne ciało niebieskie, a na dodatek szef ochrony Doma jest tak skrupulatny, że sprawdza nawet siebie. Mimo to komuś udaje się zamordować Sabalosa, tyle że nie do końca…

Pratchett Terry  
обложка книги Czerwony Prorok Czerwony Prorok

Od tego dnia Indianin Lolla-Wossiki stał się żałosnym pijakiem. Jego brat, Ta-Kumsaw, chciałby przepędzić białych z kontynentu. Ale gubernator Bill Harrison snuje o wiele okrutniejsze plany wobec Indian. Kiedy zaczyna je realizować, mimowolnie doprowadza do spotkania Alvina Millera — wyjątkowego białego chłopca, obdarzonego potężną mocą magiczną — z Lollą-Wossiky i Ta-Kumsawem. I tak rozpoczyna się kolejny etap edukacji Alvina.

Card Orson Scott Opowieści o Alvinie Stwórcy  
обложка книги Czarnoksiężnicy Majipooru Czarnoksiężnicy Majipooru

Wieloletni władca Majipooru, który zapewnił swoim poddanym niebywały dobrobyt, spoczywa na łożu śmierci. Zanim jednak tron obejmie Lord Confalume, musi zostać wyznaczony również jego następca. Niemal pewnym kandydatem jest książę Prestimion, gdyż Korsibarowi, jako synowi Confalume’a, tradycja zakazuje dziedziczenia władzy po ojcu. Korsibar postanawia zburzyć panujący porządek, używając w tym celu magii. Wybucha krwawa wojna domowa.

Silverberg Robert Kroniki Majipooru  
обложка книги Century Rain Century Rain

Three hundred years in the future, Verity Auger is a specialist in the archaeological exploration of Earth, rendered uninhabitable after the technological catastrophe known as the Nanocaust. After a field-trip to goes badly wrong, Verity is forced to redeem herself by participating in a dangerous mission, for which her expertise is invaluable. Using a backdoor into an unstable alien transit system, Auger’s faction has discovered something astonishing at the far end of a wormhole: mid twentieth-century Earth, preserved like a fly in amber. Is it a window into the past, a simulation, or something else entirely? Century Rain is not just a time-travel story, nor a tale of alternate history. Part hard SF thriller, part interstellar adventure, part noir romance, Century Rain is something altogether stranger.

Reynolds Alastair  
обложка книги Czarnoksiężnik z Archipelagu Czarnoksiężnik z Archipelagu

Duny urodził się w wiosce Dziesięć Olch na wyspie Gont. Pewnego dnia, kiedy miał siedem lat, podpatrzył jak jego ciotka używa prostej magii, aby zmusić kozę do zejścia z dachu. Nazajutrz sam zastosował te same słowa, w ten sposób został odkryty jego talent do magii.

Pierwszym nauczycielem chłopca była jego ciotka. Zaś po tym, jak Duny uratował swoją wioskę przed najazdem, przyjął go na naukę mag Ogion. On też nadał mu imię Ged. Dość szybko chłopiec rozczarował się naukami u milczącego mistrza. Mag wysłał go na Roke do szkoły czarnoksiężników, gdzie zyskał przyjaciela i wroga. Chęć popisania się przed tym drugim, miała w przyszłości sprowadzić na niego wielkie kłopoty…

Le Guin Ursula K Ziemiomorze  
обложка книги Changeless Changeless

Alexia Tarabotti, the Lady Woolsey, awakens in the wee hours of the mid-afternoon to find her husband, who should be decently asleep like any normal werewolf, yelling at the top of his lungs. Then he disappears — leaving her to deal with a regiment of supernatural soldiers encamped on her doorstep, a plethora of exorcised ghosts, and an angry Queen Victoria.

But Alexia is armed with her trusty parasol, the latest fashions, and an arsenal of biting civility. Even when her investigations take her to Scotland, the backwater of ugly waistcoats, she is prepared: upending werewolf pack dynamics as only the soulless can.

She might even find time to track down her wayward husband, if she feels like it.

Carriger Gail Parasol Protectorate  
обложка книги Caliban Caliban Asimov Isaac, Allen Roger MacBride Caliban  
обложка книги City of Masks City of Masks Hecht Daniel Cree Black  
обложка книги Cycle of Fire Cycle of Fire

Stranded on an alien planet, light years from home, wandering from blistering heat to searing cold, Nils Kruger was not a happy man. So when he met another being — even though it wasn’t human — things seemed to be looking up. The alien might be helpless, or it might be dangerous, but one thing was for sure — they stood a better chance for survival if they worked together. But as the two creatures overcame their mutual suspicion, as they worked together, as the language barrier was broken down, Nils came to a terrifying conclusion — this alien was more intelligent than a human. And to it, Nils was the alien…

Clement Hal  
обложка книги Circle of fight Circle of fight Marsden John Ellie chronicles  
обложка книги Childhood’s End Childhood’s End

Childhood’s End is a 1953 science fiction novel by the British author Arthur C. Clarke. The story follows the peaceful alien invasion of Earth by the mysterious Overlords, whose arrival ends all war, helps form a world government, and turns the planet into a near-utopia. Many questions are asked about the origins and mission of the aliens, but they avoid answering, preferring to remain in their space ships, governing through indirect rule. Decades later, the Overlords eventually show themselves, and their impact on human culture leads to a Golden Age. However, the last generation of children on Earth begins to display powerful psychic abilities, heralding their evolution into a group mind, a transcendent form of life.

Clarke’s idea for the book began with his short story “Guardian Angel” (1946), which he expanded into a novel in 1952, incorporating it as the first part of the book, “Earth and the Overlords”. Completed and published in 1953, Childhood’s End sold out its first printing and received good reviews, becoming Clarke’s first successful novel of his career. The book is regarded as Clarke’s best novel by both readers and critics, and is described as “a classic of alien literature”. Along with The Songs of Distant Earth (1986), Clarke considered Childhood’s End one of his favourite novels.

Clarke Arthur C  
обложка книги Cryoburn Cryoburn

Miles Vorkosigan is back!


Kibou-daini is a planet obsessed with cheating death. Barrayaran Imperial Auditor Miles Vorkosigan can hardly disapprove-he's been cheating death his whole life, on the theory that turnabout is fair play. But when a Kibou-daini cryocorp-an immortal company whose job it is to shepherd its all-too-mortal frozen patrons into an unknown future-attempts to expand its franchise into the Barrayaran Empire, Emperor Gregor dispatches his top troubleshooter Miles to check it out.


On Kibou-daini, Miles discovers generational conflict over money and resources is heating up, even as refugees displaced in time skew the meaning of generation past repair. Here he finds a young boy with a passion for pets and a dangerous secret, a Snow White trapped in an icy coffin who burns to re-write her own tale, and a mysterious crone who is the very embodiment of the warning Don't mess with the secretary. Bribery, corruption, conspiracy, kidnapping-something is rotten on Kibou-daini, and it isn't due to power outages in the Cryocombs. And Miles is in the middle-of trouble!

Bujold Lois McMaster Barrayar, berrayar  
обложка книги Cry of the Ghost Wolf Cry of the Ghost Wolf Sehesdedt Mark Chosen of Nendawen  
обложка книги Citoyen de la galaxie Citoyen de la galaxie

Le marché aux esclaves se tenait sur la Place de la Liberté, du côté du port spatial, en face du capitole des Neuf Mondes. Le marchand de chair humaine psalmodiait les enchères sur un ton monocorde, constamment interrompu par le rugissement des fusées.

Pourquoi un marché d’esclaves dans cet avenir lointain, dans cette Galaxie repue de progrès ? Pourquoi y vendre un jeune homme, Thorby, aussitôt après son arrivée ? Et qui est Thorby au juste ? Les gens sont libres. Chaque vaisseau spatial est un état souverain. Mais les Libres Marchands ont peut-être trouvé la pire solution au plus difficile problème : comment être humain et survivre dans toutes les situations. Et Thorby se pose une question : à quoi bon être un Citoyen de la Galaxie ?

Heinlein Robert A  
обложка книги Cyrk Potępieńców Cyrk Potępieńców

"Większość kobiet skarży się, że na tym świecie nie ma już atrakcyjnych wolnych mężczyzn. Ja ze swej strony pragnęłabym spotkać choć jednego, który byłby zwykłym śmiertelnikiem". Anita Blake

W St. Louis rzadko dochodzi do zabójstw dokonywanych przez wampiry, nad bezpieczeństwem obywateli czuwa bowiem Anita Blake, zwana Egzekutorką. Jednak w mieście pojawia się nowy, prastary mistrz wampirów, burząc panujący porządek. Anita znajdzie się w samym centrum wojny o władzę pomiędzy dwoma klanami wampirów. Wydaje się, że nic prócz śmierci jednego z przywódców nie jest w stanie jej ocalić. Trwa polowanie na Mistrza Miasta, w którym udział bierze też Edward, nazywany Śmiercią, najlepszy i najbardziej bezlitosny płatny zabójca. Czy Anita uniknie ataków wampirów i ich sług, czy zdradzi Mistrza Miasta? Czy Egzekutorka i Śmierć zjednoczą siły, aby pokonać zastępy mistrza-przybysza, czy też wplątani w pajęczynę intryg zwrócą się przeciw sobie? Jaki będzie wynik ostatecznej konfrontacji? Czy ulice St. Louis spłyną krwią?

Hamilton Laurell K  
обложка книги City of Shadows City of Shadows Scarrow Alex Time Raiders  
обложка книги Child Garden Child Garden

In a semi-tropical London, surrounded by paddy-fields, the people feed off the sun, like plants, the young are raised in Child Gardens and educated by viruses, and the Consensus oversees the country, “treating” non-conformism. Information, culture, law and politics are biological functions. But Milena is different: she is resistant to viruses and an incredible musician, one of the most extraordinary women of her age. This is her story and that of her friends, like Lucy the immortal tumour and Joseph the Postman whose mind is an information storehouse for others, and Rolfa, genetically engineered as a Polar Bear, whose beautiful singing voice first awakens Milena to the power of music.

Ryman Geoff SF Masterworks  
обложка книги Charon's claw Charon's claw Salvatore R A The Neverwinter saga  
обложка книги Chaos and Amber Chaos and Amber

In CHAOS AND AMBER, Dworkin and his son Oberon arrive at the Courts of Chaos to discover, and confront, their hidden enemies. But things don‘t go as planned. Oberon has a terrible physical reaction to being in Chaos, while assassination attempts are made on both his and Dworkin‘s live and the traitor in their family remains a hidden but quite real threat. Dworkin takes Oberon on a desperate journey, pressing deeper into Shadow than ever before. Here, Oberon discovers more of the true nature of his father . . . and of his real mother. But they have been followed, and a horde of hell-creatures attacks. Ultimately, Dworkin must create a new Pattern with his own blood to save himself, his family, and the future.

Betancourt John Gregory The Dawn of Amber  
обложка книги Children of Another God Children of Another God Southwell T C The Broken World  
обложка книги Cyberiada Cyberiada

W twórczości Lema jest to książka najbardziej filozofująca, a co za tym idzie — uniwersalna. Jest w niej skondensowany cały geniusz tego autora. Bawi się on w „Cyberiadzie” nie tylko językiem, formą przekazu czy konstrukcją treści, ale przede wszystkim rozprawia się w sposób bezwzględny z ideologicznymi i biologicznymi podwalinami funkcjonowania człowieka i społeczeństwa. Jeśli za kilkadziesiąt lat ktoś będzie mówił i czytał o tym autorze, to przypuszczam, że ze względu na „Cyberiadę”.

Opowieści „Cybieriady” to oryginalny stop baśni, fantastyki, materii „naukowo-technicznej” i pierwiastka filozoficznego. Świat przedstawiony tu przez Lema zamieszkują istoty będące produktem nie natury i jej swoistych prawideł, ale projektowania i perfekcyjnego konstruktorstwa. Ludzie są dla robotów stworami budzącymi zgrozę. W miejsce naturalnego rozrodu zjawia się inżynieria, której mistrzami są dwaj bohaterowie książki, wiecznie ze sobą rywalizujący — Trurl i Klapaucjusz.

Lem ław  
обложка книги Cyberiada Cyberiada

W twórczości Lema jest to książka najbardziej filozofująca, a co za tym idzie — uniwersalna. Jest w niej skondensowany cały geniusz tego autora. Bawi się on w „Cyberiadzie” nie tylko językiem, formą przekazu czy konstrukcją treści, ale przede wszystkim rozprawia się w sposób bezwzględny z ideologicznymi i biologicznymi podwalinami funkcjonowania człowieka i społeczeństwa. Jeśli za kilkadziesiąt lat ktoś będzie mówił i czytał o tym autorze, to przypuszczam, że ze względu na „Cyberiadę”.

Opowieści „Cybieriady” to oryginalny stop baśni, fantastyki, materii „naukowo-technicznej” i pierwiastka filozoficznego. Świat przedstawiony tu przez Lema zamieszkują istoty będące produktem nie natury i jej swoistych prawideł, ale projektowania i perfekcyjnego konstruktorstwa. Ludzie są dla robotów stworami budzącymi zgrozę. W miejsce naturalnego rozrodu zjawia się inżynieria, której mistrzami są dwaj bohaterowie książki, wiecznie ze sobą rywalizujący — Trurl i Klapaucjusz.

Lem ław  
обложка книги Cloak of Shadows Cloak of Shadows Greenwood Ed A shadow of the Avatar  
обложка книги City of Hawks City of Hawks Gygax Gary Greyhawk:Gord the Rouge, Gord the Rouge  
обложка книги Come Endless Darkness Come Endless Darkness Gygax Gary Greyhawk:Gord the Rogue, Gord The Rogue  
обложка книги Corăbii astrale Corăbii astrale

Fantezie științifică

Ilustraţii E. Spițevici

Efremov Ivan  
обложка книги City on Fire City on Fire

In a mind-bending odyssey through a world rife with tyranny, a rebel group schemes to harness a radical new energy source—plasm.

Williams Walter Jon Metropolitan  
обложка книги Czarodziejski Statek Czarodziejski Statek

Miasto Wolnego Handlu to centrum egzotycznego handlu, a także siedziba kupieckiej arystokracji słynącej ze swoich rzadkich i niezwykłych, wyrzeźbionych z czarodrzewu żaglowców, które w magiczny sposób, zmieniają się w żywe istoty.

Powieść Carodziejski statek jest pierwszym tomem cyklu "Kupcy i ich żywostatki" opowiadającego o rozpaczliwej walce, jaką o czarodziejską "Vivacię" stoczy jedna z rodzin należących do grupy Pierwszych Kupców z pozbawionym skrupułów pirackim kapitanem. Walka to okrutna i desperacka, ale jej zwycięzca będzie kontrolował coś więcej niż tylko los i majątek jednej rodziny.

Trylogia "Kupcy i ich żywostatki" jest trzecią trylogią cyklu po "Złotoskórym" i "Skrytobójcy". W Polsce nigdy nie została wydana w całości.

Wydawnictwo Mag wyda wszystkie trzy tomy trylogii:

"Czarodziejski statek" cz. 1 i 2

"Szalony statek" cz.1 i 2

"Statek przeznaczenia" tom 1 i 21

Robin Hobb debiutowała trylogią o uczniu skrytobójcy Uczeń skrytobójcy, Królewski skrytobójca i Wyprawa skrytobójcy, stając się od razu największym objawieniem literatury fantasy lat dziewięćdziesiątych. Szczególne uznanie krytyków i czytelników na całym świecie przyniosła jej umiejętność tworzenia autentycznych, nietuzinkowych postaci, jakże różnych od rzesz papierowych, podobnych do siebie jak krople wody bohaterów zaludniających karty wielu innych powieści z tego gatunku.

Hobb Robin  
Chronicles of the Pride Lands

 Два замечательных человека, John Burkitt и David Morris, подарили нам величественную сагу о жизни обитателей саванны, страны бескрайних просторов, покрытых коврами золотых трав.

Ее начало - первые лучи солнца, впервые вспыхнувшие огнем в глазах сыновей Ахади. Ее окончние - трогательная встреча друзей детства... вся несправедливость и жестокость этого мира навечно оставлены позади... друзья обретают долгожданный мир и покой, теперь уже навсегда. И между этими двумя событиями лежат годы и годы... Многие годы до событий, являющихся основой Диснеевского The Lion King и многие годы, последовавшие за этим.


 Первая и основная часть "Chronicles of the Pride Lands", так же известная как "Legacy of Ahady". Основное повествование о жизни Муфасы и Taки. Без всякого сомнения, это лучшее, что когда-либо было написано на основе The Lion King, в духе The Lion King. Бесполезно объяснять, насколько прекрасный и живописный мир простирается за этими страницами, этот путь надо пройти самому. Это произведение написано на очень высоком профессиональном уровне.

Burkitt John H, Morris David A Chronicles of the Pride Lands  
обложка книги Clan of the Claw Clan of the Claw Stirling S M, Turtledove Harry, Ringo John, Williamson Michael Z, Nye Jody Lynn Exiled  
обложка книги Cronache del dopoguerra Cronache del dopoguerra

Sono passati duecento anni dall’ultimo olocausto ma il dopoguerra dura ancora. Una parte del genere umano (le donne di Marthatown e di altri centri abitati pacifisti) hanno imparato la lezione e giurato di non riprendere più le armi, ma altri la pensano diversamente. Per molti fare la guerra è sinonimo di onore, di uno stile di vita eroico e irrinunciabile. Così, in alcuni avamposti militari disseminati sul pianeta attecchisce una civiltà aggressiva che si identifica con uomini non disposti a fare ammenda del passato. Per Stavia, una giovane dottoressa, non è facile convincere il compagno Chernon a rinunciare alla via della violenza, tanto più che i due devono compiere insieme una missione che non si prospetta facile. Presto dovranno misurarsi entrambi con mille difficoltà e pericoli, e allora non sarà Chernon il solo a dover fare una scelta radicale: anche Stavia si renderà conto che l’utopia potrebbe avere i giorni contati.

Tepper Sheri S  
обложка книги Crysis. Легион Crysis. Легион

В Манхэттене новое руководство. Они не местные.

Добро пожаловать в «Большое яблоко», сынок. Добро пожаловать в бессонный город. Захваченный чудовищными гибридами из плоти и машин; стонущий от зверств чьей-то частной армии, по сравнению с которой морпехи покажутся бойскаутами; изуродованный чумой, что пожирает жертв заживо и погружает их в религиозный экстаз. Тебя бросили в эту мясорубку без предупреждения, без подготовки, без вводных и ориентировки.

Весь твой отряд был выкошен спустя секунды после появления на поле боя. А в голове предательски шепчутся голоса: во всём этом виноват ты; ты один мог бы всё исправить, если бы только понимал, что вообще происходит вокруг.

И ты, в общем, рад бы помочь — но на тебя охотятся не только инопланетные монстры. Твои собственные собратья заклеймили тебя как предателя, и твоя миссия была бы куда проще, если бы в глубине души ты не подозревал, что они правы…

Уоттс Питер  
обложка книги Crysis. Легион Crysis. Легион

В Манхэттене новое руководство. Они не местные.

Добро пожаловать в «Большое яблоко», сынок. Добро пожаловать в бессонный город. Захваченный чудовищными гибридами из плоти и машин; стонущий от зверств чьей-то частной армии, по сравнению с которой морпехи покажутся бойскаутами; изуродованный чумой, что пожирает жертв заживо и погружает их в религиозный экстаз. Тебя бросили в эту мясорубку без предупреждения, без подготовки, без вводных и ориентировки.

Весь твой отряд был выкошен спустя секунды после появления на поле боя. А в голове предательски шепчутся голоса: во всём этом виноват ты; ты один мог бы всё исправить, если бы только понимал, что вообще происходит вокруг.

И ты, в общем, рад бы помочь — но на тебя охотятся не только инопланетные монстры. Твои собственные собратья заклеймили тебя как предателя, и твоя миссия была бы куда проще, если бы в глубине души ты не подозревал, что они правы…

Уоттс Питер  
обложка книги Cities in Flight Cities in Flight

James Blish's galaxy-spanning masterwork, originally published in four volumes, explores a future in which two crucial discoveries ― antigravity devices which enable whole cities to be lifted from the Earth to become giant spaceships, and longevity drugs which enable their inhabitants to live for thousands of years ― lead to the establishment of a unique Galactic empire.

Blish James  
обложка книги City at World's End City at World's End

The pleasant little American city of Middletown is the first target in an atomic war—but instead of blowing Middletown to smithereens, the super-hydrogen bomb blows it right off the map—to somewhere else! First there is the new thin coldness of the air, the blazing corona and dullness of the sun, the visibility of the stars in high daylight. Then comes the inhabitant’s terrifying discovery that Middletown is a twentieth-century oasis of paved streets and houses in a desolate brown world without trees, without water, apparently without life, in the unimaginably far-distant future.

Hamilton’s novel inspired Robert A. Heinlein’s survivalist novel “Farnham’s Freehold”.

Hamilton Edmond Moore  
обложка книги Crónicas de Majipur Crónicas de Majipur

Hissune, el joven compañero de lord valentine en El castillo de Lord Valentine y El Laberinto de Majipur, aburrido de sus tareas rutinarias, consigue curiosear a sus anchas en el Registro de Almas, el lugar donde la prolífica vida pasada de Majipur se conserva en forma de grabaciones que contienen las vivencias de sus moradores.

Hissune conoce así los extraños amores de los humanos y seres reptilescos, vive la tragedia del pintor espiritual que encuentra a un metamorfo con apariencia de mujer bellísima, realiza la travesía del Gran Océano y se ve rodeado e inmovilizado por algas malignas...

En el mismo Registro de Almas, el jovencito se divierte con la pintoresca historia del Pontífice que, hastiado tras muchos años de encierro en el Laberinto, decide nombrarse miembro del sexo femenino como único medio de abandonar aquel mundo subterráneo.

Hissune asiste también al nacimiento del Rey de los Sueños, el primer hombre que acosará a los habitantes dormidos con "envíos" maléficos mediante un instrumento de su invención.

La primera noche de amor de Lord Valentine en compañía de una bruja y su hermano Voriax…

Silverberg Robert Majipur  
обложка книги City of Bones City of Bones

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder — much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing — not even a smear of blood — to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . .

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.

Clare Cassandra Mortal Instuments  
обложка книги City of Ashes City of Ashes

Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what's normal when you're a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who's becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn't ready to let her go — especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary's only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil — and also her father.

To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings — and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?

In this breathtaking sequel to City of Bones, Cassandra Clare lures her readers back into the dark grip of New York City's Downworld, where love is never safe and power becomes the deadliest temptation.

Clare Cassandra Mortal Instruments  
обложка книги City of Glass City of Glass

To save her mother's life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters — never mind that enter-ing the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.

As Clary uncovers more about her family's past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadow-hunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadow-hunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much he's willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her newfound powers to help save the Glass City — whatever the cost?

Love is a mortal sin and the secrets of the past prove deadly as Clary and Jace face down Valentine in the final installment of the New York Times bestselling trilogy The Mortal Instruments.

Clare Cassandra Mortal Instruments  
обложка книги Created, The Destroyer Created, The Destroyer

When ex-New Jersey cop Remo Williams is electrocuted for the murder of a dope-dealing goon, CURE, a super-secret government agency that doesn't really exist, schemes to resurrect Remo as the ultimate killing machine that will carry out most of its dirty plans. Under the direction of expert assassin Master Chiun, Remo is transformed into the Destroyer and launches a series of secret plots to dissolve the underworld.

Murphy Warren, Sapir Richard The Destroyer  
обложка книги Chinese Puzzle Chinese Puzzle

A Chinese diplomat is decidedly deceased and the communist chairman's advisor is shanghaied while burrowing in the Bronx. The State Department is seeing red and a sour situation gets spicy. Now Remo Williams and his Korean mentor, Master Chiun, must save the abducted adviser and compromise the conspiracy before the kung fu hits the fan. As the US and China prepare for nuclear battle and an assassin's bullet has The Destroyer's name on it, the fate of the world is as complicated to solve as a Chinese Puzzle.

Murphy Warren, Sapir Richard , The Destroyer  
Cvan-65

Солдаты возвращаются из плена, даже если нет войны.

Исаев Глеб Егорович  
обложка книги Czarne Róże Czarne Róże

Nareszcie wszystko jest gotowe, ekspedycja w Góry Czarne może wyruszać. Obok wielu dzielnych mężczyzn wezmą w niej udział cztery panie: Indra, Siska, Shira i Sol z Ludzi Lodu. Pierwszą przeszkodą, którą uczestnicy wyprawy muszą pokonać w Ciemności, będzie rozległa Dolina Róż i czyhające tam strachy…

Sandemo Margit  
обложка книги Ciemność Ciemność

Eliksir, który ma uratować świat, jest już gotowy. Gdy tylko napiją się go wszyscy ludzie i istoty zarówno z Królestwa Światła, jak i z Ciemności, zostanie zniesiony na powierzchnię Ziemi. Ale w Królestwie Ciemności, w gęstym lesie, nad jeziorem otoczonym białymi kwiatami, na wysłanników z Królestwa Światła, a zwłaszcza na Elenę, czeka już zła moc…

Sandemo Margit  
обложка книги Cienie Cienie

Kilkaset lat temu pięciu rycerzy zawarło brzemienny w skutki pakt. Od tamtej pory na ich rodach spoczęło przekleństwo. Pierworodni w każdym pokoleniu umierali w młodym wieku, nie dożywali dwudziestych piątych urodzin…

Rycerze zlecają Antoniowi zniszczenie śmiertelnej trucizny złych mnichów. Ktoś podąża za nimi krok w krok. Coś lub ktoś wszelkimi środkami usiłuje nie dopuścić do zniszczenia pudełka z trucizną. Unni i brat Antonia, Jordi, spieszą mu na pomoc, lecz wróg zbiera siły…

Sandemo Margit  
Coesistenza pacifica Clement Hal  
обложка книги Córka Hycla Córka Hycla

Hilda była córką znienawidzonego hycla – pomocnika kata, dlatego społeczność wioski ją odrzuciła. Nikt nie zbliżał się do nędznej chaty, w której mieszkała wraz z ojcem. Żyła samotnie, znosząc upokorzenia, drwiny i wyzwiska. Tak było aż do chwili, gdy w pobliżu ich chaty odkryto zwłoki czterech zamordowanych kobiet. Wówczas życie Hildy odmieniło się całkowicie.

Sandemo Margit  
обложка книги Cisza Przed Burzą Cisza Przed Burzą

Tajemnicze spotkanie Ludzi Lodu w Górze demonów uświadamia wszystkim, że walka z Tengelem Złym będzie trudniejsza i dużo bardziej niebezpieczna, niż sądzono.

Pięcioro młodych członków rodu wyrusza do Trondelag do zapomnianej Doliny Ludzi Lodu, a po drodze okazuje się, że Tengel Zły wysłał w pościg za nimi bandę opryszków…

Sandemo Margit  
обложка книги Chłopiec z Południa Chłopiec z Południa

W królestwie Światła trwają gorączkowe przygotowania do niezwykle ważnej ekspedycji w Góry Czarne. Większość członków niebezpiecznej wyprawy jest już znana, brakuje tylko jednego. Będzie nim wybrany.

Wybrany jest młodym chłopcem o wyjątkowych cechach i mieszka w otoczonej głęboką tajemnicą południowej części Królestwa Światła. Jego opiekunką ma zostać Indra z Ludzi Lodu…

Sandemo Margit  
обложка книги Comment est-il, le ciel ? Comment est-il, le ciel ? Mikhanovski Vladimir  
обложка книги Clown in the Moonlight Clown in the Moonlight Piccirilli Tom  
обложка книги Cena ryzyka Cena ryzyka Sheckley Robert  
обложка книги Cold Magic Cold Magic Elliott Kate The Spiritwalker trilogy  
обложка книги Cena Cena Sheckley Robert  
обложка книги Coś za nic Coś za nic Sheckley Robert  
обложка книги Coś za nic Coś za nic Sheckley Robert  
обложка книги Czy pani coś czuje, kiedy to robię? Czy pani coś czuje, kiedy to robię? Sheckley Robert  
Casus Belli Иванов Борис  
Cycle of the Werewolf Кинг Стивен  
обложка книги Carpe Jugulum. Хватай за горло! Carpe Jugulum. Хватай за горло!

Они – вампиры, и это многое объясняет. Да, они спят в гробах, да, они питаются кровью, однако… все не так просто. Долой заскорузлые предания и предрассудки! Новый мир – новые повадки! Закаляйся святой водой! Религиозные символы – всего лишь картинки и предметы нательного украшения! Чеснок? Обычная приправа! Смело гляди в глаза наступающему дню! Они – новые вампиры. Они будут жить по-новому. И вы тоже будете жить по-новому. Вас заставят не бояться. Вас заставят снять с окон решетки. Вам будет хорошо. Люди и вампиры – дружба вовек!

А тех, кто не согласен, – «Carpe Jugulum»!

Пратчетт Терри Плоский Мир, Золотая библиотека фантастики (Изд. АСТ)  
обложка книги Choke Chain Choke Chain Silverberg Robert  
Cost of Living

If easy payment plans were to be really efficient, patrons' lifetimes had to be extended!

Sheckley Robert Untouched by Human Hands  
обложка книги Chlapík z pekla Chlapík z pekla

Výbor ze sovětské vědeckofantastické literatury. 1. vyd.

Jefremov Ivan, Strugackij Arkadij, Strugackij Boris, čov Kir, Bilenkin Dmitrij, šavskij Ilja, Šefner Vadim, Rossochovatskij Igor, ěprov Anatolij, Lapin Boris, Gor Gennadij, Ščerbakov ír, Nazarov česlav, Žukov Dmitrij, Grigorjev ír, á Olga, Podolnyj Roman, Bachnov Vladlen, Babenko Anatolij, Maximov German, Kolupajev Viktor, Altov Genrich, Žuravljovová Valentina  
обложка книги Con & Conjure Con & Conjure

Raine Benares is a seeker who finds lost things and people. Ever since the Saghred, a soul-stealing stone that's given her unlimited power, has bonded to her, the goblin king and the elves have wanted to possess its magic themselves. Which means a goblin thief and her ex-fiancé-an elven assassin-are after her. To survive, she'll need the help of her notorious criminal family.

Shearin Lisa Raine Benares  
обложка книги Cibola Cibola

Nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Short Story in 1991.

Willis Connie  
обложка книги Conventions of War Conventions of War

There are only two people who can defeat the Naxids and save the Empire — and neither is looking hopeful. Sula is on the ground trying to start a revolution with an army of three. Lord Gareth Martinez is with the Fleet raiding into enemy territory when he uncovers a murderous plot to see him and the Fleet destroyed.

Williams Walter Jon Dread Empire Fall  
обложка книги Conventions of War Conventions of War

There are only two people who can defeat the Naxids and save the Empire — and neither is looking hopeful. Sula is on the ground trying to start a revolution with an army of three. Lord Gareth Martinez is with the Fleet raiding into enemy territory when he uncovers a murderous plot to see him and the Fleet destroyed.

Williams Walter Jon Dread Empire Fall  
обложка книги Cathing Fire Cathing Fire

The second book in "The Hunger Games" series.

Catching Fire delivers just like The Hunger Games did. It gets this insane energy, especially at the very end, delivering kicks and punches right and left. Yeah. It does not disappoint for sure. I mean, I was so high on adrenaline that upon finishing it up last night I had to stay awake for additional 2 hours loitering around the house, trying to calm myself down a little. But that's a tiny price for such an entertaining read.


But I wouldn't say it was better than Hunger Games — just …more

Collins Suzanne The Hunger Games  
обложка книги Cто лет безналом Cто лет безналом

В семидесятых годах прошлого века в руки молодого ученого АН СССР Дмитрия Таранова случайно попадают обрывки черновиков Эйнштейна из спецхрана КГБ. Опираясь на них, Таранов разрабатывает собственную «теорию заимствования времени разумными биологическими организмами друг у друга» — теорию, действительно перевернувшую мир. Первые эксперименты начали проводиться над заключёнными, приговоренными к высшей мере наказания…

Держапольский Виталий  
обложка книги Cто лет безналом Cто лет безналом

В семидесятых годах прошлого века в руки молодого ученого АН СССР Дмитрия Таранова случайно попадают обрывки черновиков Эйнштейна из спецхрана КГБ. Опираясь на них, Таранов разрабатывает собственную «теорию заимствования времени разумными биологическими организмами друг у друга» — теорию, действительно перевернувшую мир. Первые эксперименты начали проводиться над заключёнными, приговоренными к высшей мере наказания…

Держапольский Виталий  
Człowiek z Marsa Lem aw  
обложка книги Cronomoto Cronomoto

È uno dei temi più affascinanti della fantascienza: che cosa accadrebbe se potessimo fisicamente cambiare il tempo, creando nuovi mondi con un semplice gesto? Jack Breton, il protagonista di questo romanzo pieno di suspence e di sorprese, da nove anni non fa che pensare a quei pochi, fondamentali momenti che hanno preceduto la morte di sua moglie. Per correggere il suo errore deve riscrivere il passato. Ma con quali conseguenze?

Shaw Bob  
обложка книги Cenotaph Road Cenotaph Road Vardeman Robert E Senotaph Road  
обложка книги Citizen in Space Citizen in Space

Citizen in Space is a collection of science fiction short stories by Robert Sheckley. It was first published in 1955 by Ballantine Books (catalogue number 126). It includes the following stories (magazines in which the stories originally appeared given in parentheses):

1. "The Mountain Without a Name" (1955)

2. "The Accountant" (F&SF 1954/7)

3. "Hunting Problem" (Galaxy 1955/9)

4. "A Thief in Time" (Galaxy 1954/7)

5. "The Luckiest Man in the World" (Fantastic Universe 1955/2; also known as "Fortunate Person")

6. "Hands Off" (Galaxy 1954/4)

7. "Something for Nothing" (Galaxy 1954/6)

8. "A Ticket to Tranai" (Galaxy 1955/10)

9. "The Battle" (If 1954/9)

10. "Skulking Permit" (Galaxy 1954/12)

11. "Citizen in Space" (Playboy 1955/9; also known as "Spy Story")

12. "Ask a Foolish Question" (Science Fiction Stories No. 1, 1953)

Sheckley Robert Short story collections  
обложка книги Citizen in Space Citizen in Space

Citizen in Space is a collection of science fiction short stories by Robert Sheckley. It was first published in 1955 by Ballantine Books (catalogue number 126). It includes the following stories (magazines in which the stories originally appeared given in parentheses):

1. "The Mountain Without a Name" (1955)

2. "The Accountant" (F&SF 1954/7)

3. "Hunting Problem" (Galaxy 1955/9)

4. "A Thief in Time" (Galaxy 1954/7)

5. "The Luckiest Man in the World" (Fantastic Universe 1955/2; also known as "Fortunate Person")

6. "Hands Off" (Galaxy 1954/4)

7. "Something for Nothing" (Galaxy 1954/6)

8. "A Ticket to Tranai" (Galaxy 1955/10)

9. "The Battle" (If 1954/9)

10. "Skulking Permit" (Galaxy 1954/12)

11. "Citizen in Space" (Playboy 1955/9; also known as "Spy Story")

12. "Ask a Foolish Question" (Science Fiction Stories No. 1, 1953)

Sheckley Robert Short story collections  
Cordle To Onion To Carrot

Published in Playboy 1969/12

Included into Can You Feel Anything When I Do This? science fiction short stories collection, published in December 1971 by Doubleday.


Sheckley Robert Can You Feel Anything When I Do This?  
обложка книги Captain Anger Adventure #1 The Microbotic Menace Captain Anger Adventure #1 The Microbotic Menace

Working in secrecy at the Anger Institute, Cap and his six fellow adventurers monitor the planet watching for the next madman bent on world conquest. This time, a crazed scientist unleashes the ultimate terror: billions of microscopic robots programmed for destruction.

As Captain Richard Anger races to find a cure for the silver-liquid death, he pilots his sea-going superjet to a mysterious island of strange metallic mountains and steel-clad shores. There he and his hard-fighting companions--Rock, Leila, Tex, and Sun Ra--must use their wits and their weapons of super-science to stop the insane genius Dandridge before he tears the earth apart.

Koman Victor  
обложка книги Czarnoksiężnik z Północy Czarnoksiężnik z Północy

Piąty tom bestsellerowej serii powieści fantasy dla młodzieży! Will błąka się po północnych rubieżach królestwa. Szukając prawdy o mitycznym czarnoksiężniku, musi zmierzyć się ze swoimi lękami…

Jedna z najpoczytniejszych serii dla młodzieży na świecie! Ponad milion sprzedanych egzemplarzy i tłumaczenia na dwadzieścia języków.

Od wydarzeń opisanych w „Bitwie o Skandię” minęło pięć długich lat. Will, niegdyś uczeń Halta, dziś sam jest pełnoprawnym zwiadowcą. Wraz z dawną towarzyszką Alyss wyrusza na północne rubieże królestwa, by zbadać pogłoski o mających tam miejsce dziwnych wydarzeniach. Pozbawiony wsparcia najbliższych, Will stara się dociec prawdy o mitycznym czarnoksiężniku, który ponoć objął we władanie okoliczne ziemie. Nawet Halt, choć jego doświadczenie nie ma sobie równych, nie był w stanie przygotować swojego ucznia na spotkanie z istotami rodem z najgorszych koszmarów! Zagubiony w bezkresnych lasach, ścigany przez echa i dziwne, okryte mgłą sylwetki, chłopak zadaje sobie pytanie – czy magia naprawdę istnieje?

Flanagan John  
обложка книги Czternaście Obliczy Strachu Czternaście Obliczy Strachu

Kolejna, po "Dwóch tygodniach strachu", kolekcja błyskotliwych opowiadań angielskiego mistrza grozy. Tym razem czytelnik będzie miał sposobność odbyć podróż do czternastu różnych punktów ziemskiego globu… Na spowitych gęstą mgłą ulicach San Francisco odkryć sekret dziewczyny, która zrobi wszystko z miłości. Tajemnicę gorszą od największego koszmaru… Odbyć spacer po dużym londyńskim parku w czasie deszczu i poznać przerażającą prawdę o mężczyźnie, który ukrywa się pomiędzy drzewami… Odwiedzić Walię i stanąć twarzą w twarz z ludźmi, którzy poszukują śmierci…

Masterton Graham  
обложка книги Conventions of War Conventions of War

There are only two people who can defeat the Naxids and save the Empire — and neither is looking hopeful. Sula is on the ground trying to start a revolution with an army of three. Lord Gareth Martinez is with the Fleet raiding into enemy territory when he uncovers a murderous plot to see him and the Fleet destroyed.

Williams Walter Jon Dread Empire Fall  
Czas Wiedźm  
Chainers Torment McGough Scott Magic:The Gathering:Odyssey Cycle  
обложка книги CyberDolls CyberDolls

Эра андроидов – человекообразных роботов, рождается на наших глазах. Игрушки для секса, роботы для игры в футбол, военные дроны – они уже есть сейчас. По мере удешевления, андроиды неизбежно займут многие ниши, которые сейчас принадлежат людям. Готовы ли мы к встрече с ними?

[spoiler=Содержание]

Слишком много любви. Рик Ретрик, финансовый аналитик, достиг много в карьере, но несчастлив в личной жизни. После самоубийства жены пять лет назад он не может найти себе пару. Решив, что жену никто не заменит, он решается скопировать ее в «железе». Поначалу забавная сексуальная игрушка становится для него настоящим фетишем, затмевая реальную жизнь.

Friendly fire. Военный андроид «CD-805», а по-простому «Сидика» – друг сержанта американской армии. За него робот согласен пожертвовать жизнью. Но нет ли в программе андроида более высших приоритетов, чем жизнь боевого друга?

Программа налета. Три строительных андроида перепрограммированы преступниками для ограбления банка. Программа проста: ворваться, подавить охрану, схватить деньги и исчезнуть. Однако возникают непредвиденные обстоятельства и андроиды берут заложников. Но дальше не знают, что делать. Значит, люди обречены? Вячеслав Тронин, киберпсихолог, так не считает…

Бабушка вернулась. Кэтрин – маленькая девочка, из-за ослабленного иммунитета вынуждена почти безвылазно жить дома. Скучать ей не дают умные игрушки и виртуальная жизнь. Фактически только бабушка – единственный живой человек и ее друг. Но вдруг старая женщина умирает. Девочка ни за что не хочет мириться с этой потерей, ведь в ее виртуальном мире никто не умирает по-настоящему…

Игрушка. Алекс – эффективный управленец новой волны, способный в кратчайшее время финансово оздоровить крупную фабрику игрушек. Он все делает целесообразно и четко, но цели добиться не может. А еще Джуди, его любовь, предпочитает другого. Может проблема в нем самом?

Учения. Сбылась мечта американских военных! Теперь они могут воевать без оглядки на общественное мнение, потому что на полях сражений не умирают американцы. Вместо них воюют более совершенные, «абсолютные» солдаты-андроиды. Но можно ли быть уверенным в их лояльности?

Их время еще не пришло. Сумасшедший ученый Клаус не оторван от жизни. Он хочет построить новое общество из совершенных… андроидов. Возможно ли это вообще? Или просто он пытается сделать это слишком рано?

[/spoiler]

Палёк О  
обложка книги CyberDolls CyberDolls

Эра андроидов – человекообразных роботов, рождается на наших глазах. Игрушки для секса, роботы для игры в футбол, военные дроны – они уже есть сейчас. По мере удешевления, андроиды неизбежно займут многие ниши, которые сейчас принадлежат людям. Готовы ли мы к встрече с ними?

[spoiler=Содержание]

Слишком много любви. Рик Ретрик, финансовый аналитик, достиг много в карьере, но несчастлив в личной жизни. После самоубийства жены пять лет назад он не может найти себе пару. Решив, что жену никто не заменит, он решается скопировать ее в «железе». Поначалу забавная сексуальная игрушка становится для него настоящим фетишем, затмевая реальную жизнь.

Friendly fire. Военный андроид «CD-805», а по-простому «Сидика» – друг сержанта американской армии. За него робот согласен пожертвовать жизнью. Но нет ли в программе андроида более высших приоритетов, чем жизнь боевого друга?

Программа налета. Три строительных андроида перепрограммированы преступниками для ограбления банка. Программа проста: ворваться, подавить охрану, схватить деньги и исчезнуть. Однако возникают непредвиденные обстоятельства и андроиды берут заложников. Но дальше не знают, что делать. Значит, люди обречены? Вячеслав Тронин, киберпсихолог, так не считает…

Бабушка вернулась. Кэтрин – маленькая девочка, из-за ослабленного иммунитета вынуждена почти безвылазно жить дома. Скучать ей не дают умные игрушки и виртуальная жизнь. Фактически только бабушка – единственный живой человек и ее друг. Но вдруг старая женщина умирает. Девочка ни за что не хочет мириться с этой потерей, ведь в ее виртуальном мире никто не умирает по-настоящему…

Игрушка. Алекс – эффективный управленец новой волны, способный в кратчайшее время финансово оздоровить крупную фабрику игрушек. Он все делает целесообразно и четко, но цели добиться не может. А еще Джуди, его любовь, предпочитает другого. Может проблема в нем самом?

Учения. Сбылась мечта американских военных! Теперь они могут воевать без оглядки на общественное мнение, потому что на полях сражений не умирают американцы. Вместо них воюют более совершенные, «абсолютные» солдаты-андроиды. Но можно ли быть уверенным в их лояльности?

Их время еще не пришло. Сумасшедший ученый Клаус не оторван от жизни. Он хочет построить новое общество из совершенных… андроидов. Возможно ли это вообще? Или просто он пытается сделать это слишком рано?

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Палёк О  
обложка книги Champions Of The Gods Champions Of The Gods Грин Роланд Джеймс, Лорд Джеффри Richard Blade  
обложка книги City Of The Living Dead City Of The Living Dead Грин Роланд Джеймс, Лорд Джеффри Richard Blade  
обложка книги Collision Course Collision Course

The novel details the response of the political leadership of Earth to an eventual collision of their aggressive expanding colonial empire with a newly-discovered alien race.

Silverberg Robert  
обложка книги Crater Lake Crater Lake

Near what was one the Pacific Northwest, Ryan Cawdor and his roving band of post-holocaust survivors discover a beautiful valley untouched by the nuclear blast that changed the earth forever.

Resisting the temptation to settle in that idyllic land, the group is captured and forced deep beneath an extinct volcano to an isolated community of in-bred scientists.

These psychopathic descendants of a twentieth-century government research team are blindly laboring to find better ways of genocide, unaware that the world they are striving to destroy has already died.

In a frantic race to stop this bizarre society from testing its horrific weapons, Ryan realizes that if he fails an already nuke— scorched Earth faces another Armageddon.

In the Deathlands the past and the future are clashing with frightening force.

Axler James Deathlands  
обложка книги Cetaganda (на испанском) Cetaganda (на испанском)

Майлз вместе со своим кузеном Айвеном присутствует на официальных похоронах в Цетаганде, и оба оказываются втянуты в цетагандийскую внутреннюю политику.

Bujold Lois McMaster Barrayar (es)  
CREATIVE VISUALIZATION Gawain) Шакти Гавайн(Shakti  
обложка книги City City

A collection of masterfully written tales spanning generations of one family.

Simak Clifford D  
обложка книги Changer of Worlds Changer of Worlds

Lady Dame Honor Harrington—starship captain, admiral, Steadholder, and Duchess—has spent decades defending the Star Kingdom of Manticore against all comers. Along the way, she has become the legend known as "the Salamander" from her habit of always being where the fire is hottest . . . and also a national bestseller (: #7, ).

But it’s a big universe, and Honor’s actions affect a lot of lives, not all of them human. And actions affect —a lesson "Ms. Midshipwoman Harrington" learns years before rising to command rank when a desperate battle against "pirates" who aren’t quite what they seem begins her brilliant career.

Closer to home, in "Changer of Worlds," a secret that the alien treecats have kept from their human friends for hundreds of years is about to come out . . . and completely change the relationship between the two species forever.

Meanwhile, Eric Flint weighs in with "From the Highlands." Honor can’t be everywhere, so when the People’s Republic of Haven tries to stage a political assassination on Earth, Anton Zilwicki—husband of one of the Star Kingdom’s most revered military martyrs, and father of a young woman who is clearly a chip off the old block—steps into the breach . . . and takes the opportunity to settle some old scores along the way.

And finally, Esther McQueen and Oscar Saint-Just square off for their final confrontation in Noveau Paris in "Nightfall."

Flint Eric, Weber David More than Honor  
обложка книги Calling on Dragons Calling on Dragons

Those wicked wizards are back – and they've become very smart. (Sort of.) They intend to take over the Enchanted Forest once and for all . . . unless Cimorene finds a way to stop them. And some people think being queen is easy

Wrede Patricia Collins Enchanted Forest  
Cтенограмма заседания Семинара Бориса Стругацкого (1990) Стругацкий Борис  
обложка книги Czarodzicielstwo Czarodzicielstwo

Narodził się Czarodziciel czarownik tak potężny, że w porównaniu z jego mocą wszelka magia jest tylko dziecinną zabawką. Samo jego istnienie doprowadza świat Dysku, który oczywiście jest płaski i płynie w przestrzeni na grzbiecie gigantycznego żółwia, na krawędź totalnej wojny taumaturgicznej. To niedobrze. Na jego drodze stoi jedynie Rincewind, nieudany mag, który chce ocalić świat, a przynajmniej tę część, która zawiera jego osobę. W przygodzie uczestniczą nowe postaci: Conena, barbarzyńska fryzjerka, Nijel Niszczyciel (którego matka wciąż zmusza do noszenia wełnianej bielizny) i być może pierwszy dżin-yuppie, który zajmuje się lampami jako potencjalnie obiecującym rynkiem. Los prowadzi ich na Wschód, czy też w stronę Osi czy jakoś tak.

Pratchett Terry Świat Dysku  
обложка книги Cue for Quiet Cue for Quiet

After too many years, T. L. Sherred returns with a story that gets our SPACE SPECIAL rating. It's the story of a man with a headache-who found a cure for it! And the cure gave him more power than any man could dream of.

Sherred Thomas L  
обложка книги Chimera Chimera Barth John  
Country of well Герасимов Сергей  
обложка книги Coup d'Etat Coup d'Etat Turtledove Harry War That Came Early  
обложка книги Crown of Ash Crown of Ash Montano Steven Blood skies  
обложка книги Cormyr Cormyr Greenwood Ed Cormyr  
обложка книги Cytadela Autarchy Cytadela Autarchy

— Aż do nadejścia Nowego Słońca musimy wybierać między różnymi rodzajami zła. Wszystkie już wypróbowaliśmy i wszystkie nas zawiodły: powszechna dostępność dóbr, władza ludu… Wszystko. My celowo utrzymujemy ludzkość w stagnacji, zwanej przez niektórych barbarzyństwem. Autarcha broni prosty lud przed arystokratami, oni zaś chronią go przed Autarchą. Religia daje wszystkim pociechę. Zamknęliśmy drogi, aby sparaliżować funkcjonowanie społeczeństwa…

Zamknął oczy, a ja położyłem rękę na jego piersi, starając się wyczuć choćby najsłabsze uderzenie serca.

— Aż do nadejścia Nowego Słońca…

Wolfe Gene Księga Nowego Słońca  
обложка книги Cyberiade Cyberiade Lem Stanislaw  
обложка книги Cyberiade Cyberiade Lem Stanislaw  
обложка книги Crusade Crusade Lowder James Empires, Забытые королевства:Империи  
обложка книги Crypt of the Moaning Diamond Crypt of the Moaning Diamond Jones Rosemary , Dungeons  
обложка книги Crypt of the Moaning Diamond Crypt of the Moaning Diamond Jones Rosemary , Dungeons  
обложка книги Comeback Tour Comeback Tour

The King isn't dead! Elvis Presley might not be a Colonel in the US Army anymore, but he's got a reputation as being one of the toughest independent Sanctioned Ops in the South. Yet, can he prevent the world being destroyed (further) while fighting off the KKK, swamp mutants and voodoo priests?

Yeovil Jack Dark Future  
обложка книги Cita con Rama Cita con Rama

La llegada al Sistema Solar,hacia el año 2130, del monstruoso Rama, esa masa de cuarenta kilómetros de longitud, plantea a los científicos de la Tierra una serie de enigmas a estudiar y resolver. ¿Se trata de un astro con luz propia?

¿Es acaso un meteorito escapado del cinturón de Van Allen, o es un vehículo espacial, una aeronave tripulada por seres de una suprema inteligencia o tal vez teledirigido desde algún planeta del Cosmos infinito?

Cosmonautas y hombres de ciencia, a la par, dedican todos sus esfuerzos, todos sus conocimientos, a encontrar la solución a tales enigmas, algunos de los cuales podrán aclararse mientras que otros seguirán siendo un misterio cuando Rama, esa verdadera incógnita volante, abandone nuestro sistema planetario para hundirse de nuevo en las procelosas profundidades del insondable espacio cósmico.

Clarke Arthur C Rama (es)  
Crouching Vampire, Hidden Fang

Pia Thomason is torn between two Dark Ones: her husband Kristoff—who doesn't trust her—and his best friend, Alec, who is MIA. So Pia goes back to her humdrum Seattle life, but fate has other plans. And she realizes that if she and Kristoff are going to be shackled together for better or worse, she may as well start to enjoy it.

Макалистер Кейти Dark Ones  
Casus belli Радутный Радий  
обложка книги Cosmo selvaggio Cosmo selvaggio

Un’astronave stellare da esplorazione spedisce su un pianeta sconosciuto sei moduli di atterraggio e ne vede tornare sette. Su quel pianeta c’и chiaramente “qualcosa che non va”… Ma nelle zone piщ remote e selvagge del Cosmo, si sa, le cose non vanno mai perfettamente lisce e gli esploratori devono sempre stare in guardia, devono sempre aspettarsi di tutto. Giustamente Bob Shaw ha messo in epigrafe alla strabiliante saga dell’astronave “Sarafand” questi memorabili versi di R. L. Stevenson: “Per il Cosmo strano e selvaggio me ne vado, da eterno straniero. Il mio amore sono le tue strade e i brillanti occhi del pericolo”.

Shaw Bob Urania, A.E.S.O.P. (it)  
обложка книги Cold Fire Cold Fire Elliott Kate The Spiritwalker trilogy  
Caminaban como hombres

Parker Graves, periodista, llega una noche a su casa para descubrir que ante su puerta se ha dispuesto una trampa. Para horror suyo, esta trampa se convierte en una bola, de esas de bolera, y huye. Muy pronto, toda la ciudad se transforma en el escenario de extraños sucesos — os edificios son comprados por sumas fabulosas, no se renuevan las licencias de arrendamientos, los negocios establecidos son cerrados, y nadie encuentra un lugar donde poder vivir.

Simak Clifford D  
обложка книги Ciudad de los ángeles caídos Ciudad de los ángeles caídos

Este libro, escrito por Cassandra Clare, es el cuarto de la colección de Los Instrumentos Mortales. Es mucho más detallista que los anteriores y el final es espectacular pese a que hace visible que no es el último libro de la colección. Tiene de todo y te engancha desde el principio hasta el final, y es segun mi punto de vista incluso mejor que los anteriores. Contiene mucho misterio, acción, emoción y sentimiento, y está escrito de una manera que mezcla en uno la curiosidad y el sentimiento. Te hace sentir las cosas como si fueses uno de los protagonistas.

Jace y Clary sin duda vuelven a acaparar la atención del lector, pero en ningun momento el libro se hace cansino o soso. Si os habeis leido los libros anteriores descubrireis que este es mucho mejor, y si os gusta os recomiendo que os leais "Shadow Web" de N.M. Browne. Son los dos libros escritos, sobre todo, para chicas jóvenes y recomiendo fuertemente que sean leidos en su idioma original: el ingles. El título original de "Ciudad de Ángeles Caidos" es "City of Fallen Angels" y merece la pena leerlo (es uno de los mejores libros de su estilo), sobre todo en ingles aunque en español no le falta la emoción, etc, del original; pero en España saldrá dentro de, más o menos, un año. Espero que os guste ya que a mi me ha encantado.

Clare Cassandra  
обложка книги Ciudad de hueso Ciudad de hueso

Cuando la adolescente de quince años, Clary Fray, entra en el Pandemonium Club, en la ciudad de Nueva York, difícilmente podía imaginarse que terminaría siendo testigo de un asesinato, y mucho menos de un asesinato cometido por tres adolescentes con extraños tatuajes y extrañas armas. Clary sabe que debe avisar a la policía, pero es difícil explicar un asesinato cuando el cuerpo desaparece en el aire, sin dejar ni siquiera una gota de sangre, y los asesinos son invisibles para todo el mundo, salvo para ella…

Este es su primer encuentro con los Shadowhunters (Cazadores de Sombras), guerreros dedicados a erradicar a los demonios de la tierra, es también su primer encuentro con Jace, un cazador que luce como un ángel pero se comporta como un idiota… En veinticuatro horas Clary se ve envuelta por el mundo de Jace con una venganza, porque su madre ha desaparecido y fue atacada por un demonio. Pero… ¿por qué los demonios estarían interesados en personas comunes como Clary y su madre? ¿Y cómo de repente Clary consigue la Vista? A los Cazadores les encantaría saberlo.

Premio Yalsa Teens 2008. Demonios, hombres lobo, vampiros, ángeles y hadas conviven en esta trilogía de fantasía urbana donde no falta el romance.

Clare Cassandra  
обложка книги Coulez mes larmes, dit le policier Coulez mes larmes, dit le policier

Jason Taverner est un homme comblé : toutes les semaines, 30 millions de Fans regardent son show télévisé.

Mais il se réveille un matin dans une chambre d'hôtel sordide pour s'apercevoir que son identité s'est évanouie sans laisser de trace : même sa maîtresse, la belle Heather Hart, ne se souvient plus de lui.

Une situation pour le moins inconfortable, dans un Etat ultra-policier où tout défaut de papiers d'identité suffit à vous faire expédier dans un camp de travail…

Seulement voilà : ce n'est pas un homme comme les autres. Produit d'une expérience secrète, Taverner est un six, un mutant aux nerfs d'acier qui mènera une lutte sans merci, sous les yeux d'un pol sentimental, contre la folie où vient de basculer le monde…

Dick Philip K  
обложка книги Cold Front Cold Front

Hekla – an ice-age planet in Cold Front (short story, Astounding July 1946).

Clement Hal  
обложка книги Captives Captives Lorrah Jean Savage Empire  
Cesta na Amalteu Strugackij Arkadij, Strugackij Boris  
обложка книги Clifford D. Simak Clifford D. Simak Reservation The Goblin  
обложка книги Échec aux Mongols Échec aux Mongols Anderson Poul La patrouille du temps  
Club Dead

Введите сюда краткую аннотацию

Шарлин Шарлин Sookie Stackhouse (Southern Vampire)  
обложка книги Cruel Zinc Melodies Cruel Zinc Melodies

Garrett's newest visitors are a pack of lovelies led by his main squeeze Tinnie Tate and her friend, Alyx Weider, the spoiled daughter of the largest brewer in town. Her father needs Garrett'shelp-his workers are being attacked by everything from giant insects to ghosts. Garrett takes the case. After all, working for the Weiders means free beer. But it also means serious danger.

Cook Glen Garrett, P.I., Garrett P.I.  
обложка книги Cambio de esquemas Cambio de esquemas

El cincuenta por ciento de posibilidades de haber desarrollado una enfermedad degenerativa incurable era ya bastante malo, pero Pierre Tradivel, investigador del Proyecto Genoma humano, descubrió que todo podía empeorar… Con la amenaza de ujn grupo de nazis, por ejemplo, o tratando de conseguir un seguro médico para descubrir que la seguradora está tomando muestras genéticas de sus clientes, o, cuando prosigue sus pesquisas, encontrando una cadena de asesinatos sin resolver cuyas víctimas son personas aseguradas por la compañía.

La conclusión puede ser terrible. ¿Acaso los adelantos científicos que el mismo Pierre está haciendo son empleados para incrementar los beneficios de las compañías aseguradoras? Y todo puede empearar.

Sawyer Robert J  
обложка книги Code Veronica Code Veronica

Resident Evil - Code Veronica

Перри Стефани Данелл Resident Evil  
обложка книги Caliphate Caliphate Kratman Thomas  
обложка книги Cerca del punto critico Cerca del punto critico

Oculto por las eternas tinieblas de su espesa atmósfera. Tenebra era un planeta hostil, un lugar con una gravedad aplastante, con 370 grados de temperatura, con una corteza en perpetuo cambio sobre la que flotaban gigantes gotas de lluvia.

A pesar de ello… allí había vida, vida inteligente.

Durante más de veinte años, científicos terrestres estudiaron a sus habitantes desde un laboratorio en órbita... y habían encontrado un medio de entrenar y educar a un grupo de ellos.

¡Luego ocurrió lo inesperado! Una joven terrestre y el hijo de un poderoso e iracundo diplomático extraterrestre quedaron encerrados en un batiscafo que flotaba hacia la mortal superficie del planeta.

¡Solo los primitivos tenebritas podían rescatarlos!

Clement Hal  
Compliments Of The Author Kuttner Henry  
обложка книги Chosen of the Gods Chosen of the Gods Pierson Chris Dragonlance:Kingpriest, Kingpriest  
обложка книги Ciernie Ciernie

„Ciernie” to pasjonująca powieść znakomitego pisarza SF, jednej z największych gwiazd światowej fantastyki, autora m.in. „W dół, do Ziemi”, „Czasu przemian”, „Umierając żyjemy” i innych głośnych książek.

Autor porusza z głęboką i wnikliwą znajomością najbardziej mrocznych zakamarków duszy ludzkiej temat psychicznego wampiryzmu — dyktatury opartej na manipulacji ludzkim cierpieniem, ale także w wymiarze jednostkowym fascynuje go opis wzajemnego psychicznego pożerania się ludzi, „wysysania” z siebie sił witalnych, wzajemnego samozniszczenia się siebie.

Jeśli jesteś ciekaw:

— co czuje kobieta będąca matką stu tysięcy dzieci,

— czy superman może być nieszczęśliwym potworem,

— kto czerpie radość i rozkosz z bólu

to wszystko możesz odnaleźć w tej niesamowitej powieści.

Silverberg Robert  
обложка книги Cassandra Cassandra

Come la principessa troiana anche la protagonista di questo racconto vede il futuro senza essere creduta, ed anche la speranza muore presto nel futuro che ci aspetta.


Vincitore del premio Hugo per il miglior racconto breve (Short Story) in 1979.

Nominato per il premio Nebula per il miglior racconto breve (Short Story) in 1979.

Cherryh Carolyn Janice  
обложка книги Con qualunque altro nome Con qualunque altro nome

Vincitore del premio Hugo per il miglior romanzo breve (Novella) in 1977.

Robinson Spider  
обложка книги Ciało Ciało Sheckley Robert  
обложка книги Człowiek minimum Człowiek minimum Sheckley Robert  
Cтранник ночи

Отправляясь на смерть меньше всего думаешь о легендах, но иногда вместо смерти обретаешь новую жизнь и еще не известно что хуже.

Первухина Александра Викторовна  
Cеребряная доля

Институт закончен, впереди новая жизнь. Три закадычных подруги отправились в самые дальние уголки громадной империи. Новые друзья, новые проблемы, новые приключения. Приключения? Этого не было в нашем контракте… Впрочем, кого сейчас интересует контракт - тут бы в живых остаться!

Николай Чугунов Стажеры  
обложка книги City of Souls City of Souls

In Sin City, a little girl suffers from a strange and terrible malady. If she dies, the Light will die along with her.

Warrior, avenger, Joanna Archer has survived countless otherworldly terrors – and has found her rightful place among the agents battling the all-pervasive evil of Shadow… even as she struggles against the darkness within herself.

A war is raging for Las Vegas – a city without a heart – one that catapults Joanna into a new world hidden from mortal sight. In this lethally seductive alternate dimension the lines blur between good and evil, love and hate, and here lies the last hope for the Light. But Joanna's price of admission is a piece of her own soul – and the odds of her escaping are slim… to none.

Pettersson Vicki  
обложка книги Cheat the Grave Cheat the Grave

Las Vegas socialite and otherwordly avenger Joanna Archer gave up everything when she embraced mortality – abandoning her powers and altering her destiny to save a child… and a city. Now her former allies are her enemies – and her enemies have nothing to fear.

Yet still she is bound to a prophecy that condemns her to roam a nightmare landscape that ordinary humans cannot see and dare not enter. And a beast is on her trail – an insane killer blinded by bloodlust, who's determined to rip much more from Joanna than merely her now-fragile life. Survival is no longer an option in this dark realm where good and evil have blurred into confusing shades of gray – unless she can gather together an army of onetime foes and destroy everything she once believed in.

Pettersson Vicki  
Cut Lindholm Megan  
обложка книги CAPACITY CAPACITY

In this uneven sequel to Ballantyne's Recursion, humans can live on as digital clones or "personality constructs" of themselves, leading multiple lives in the numerous matrices of 23rd-century cyberspace and enjoying equal rights with their physical compatriots. Like the first series entry, this novel interweaves several story lines concerning the dubious existence of an omnipotent artificial intelligence known as the Watcher, who controls the Environmental Agency, the organization in charge of all aspects of the digital and physical worlds. With the help of a geisha-garbed agent (and her numerous digital clones), a woman seeks asylum from a cyberspace killer determined to repeatedly torture and murder her digital incarnations. Meanwhile, on a remote planet in the physical world, a social worker investigates a series of artificial intelligence suicides that may hold apocalyptic implications. Though Ballantyne writes with engaging authority about high-concept technological novelties, the three protagonists often come across as self-parodies, spouting clumsy and predictable exposition that grinds the tale to a halt during what would otherwise have been memorable climaxes. This is a shame, because the inventive plot, which interweaves such staples of the genre as dilemmas of free will, memory and identity, contains enough mind-bending twists and double-crosses to satisfy most cyberpunk fans.

After rescue from a trap set at work, Helen is displaced in time. She is now a personality construct, or PC. Her caseworker, Judy, tells her that PCs have the same rights as atomic humans but that for the past 70 years, Helen has been running illegally on the Private Network for the pleasure of customers playing powergames. Helen vows to help Judy hunt down the head of the Private Network. Meanwhile, Justinian, a therapist for troubled PCs, is assigned to an extragalactic world where a several AIs have committed suicide for no apparent reason. It's a strange world of Schroedinger boxes, which become fixed in location only when someone looks at them, and unbreakable black velvet bands, which appear out of nowhere and shrink away to nothing. As Helen and Judy discover Private Network secrets, and Justinian slowly unravels the ever-stranger AI suicides mystery, their stories converge upon a terrifying conspiracy to hide the truth of an outer universe. Ballantyne's pacing and world-building skills make this all engaging and a bit creepy. Regina Schroeder

Ballantyne Tony AI  
обложка книги Crosscurrent Crosscurrent Kemp Paul S  
обложка книги Cirque Du Freak [A Living Nightmare] Cirque Du Freak [A Living Nightmare]

Darren goes to a banned freak show with his best mate Steve. It's the wonderfully gothic Cirque du Freak where weird, frightening half human/half animals appear who interact terrifyingly with the audience. Darren — a spider freak — 'falls in love' with Madam Octa — an enormous tarantala owned by the circus proprietor. Darren determines to steal the spider so that he can train it to perform amazing deeds. But his daring theft goes horrible wrong. The spider bites his best mate and Darren has to sell his soul to an evil vampire to get the antidote. Something out of the ordinary is set against the background of children's normal lives to chilling effect. Atmospheric, funny, realistic, moving and… terrifying.

Shan Darren Saga of Darren Shan  
Coyote Dreams

Much of the city can't wake up. And more are dozing off each day. Instead of powerful forces storming Seattle, a more insidious invasion is happening. Most of Joanne Walker's fellow cops are down with the blue flu—or rather the blue sleep. Yet there's no physical cause anyone can point to—and it keeps spreading. It has to be magical, Joanne figures. But what's up with the crazy dreams that hit her every time she closes her eyes? Are they being sent by Coyote, her still-missing spirit guide? The messages just aren't clear. Somehow Joanne has to wake up her sleeping friends while protecting those still awake, figure out her inner-spirit dream life and, yeah, come to terms with these other dreams she's having about her boss.... Wouldn't it be easier to just save the world?

Murphy CE The Walker Papers  
обложка книги Crucible of Gold Crucible of Gold

Naomi Novik's beloved series returns, with Capt. Will Laurence and his fighting dragon Temeraire once again taking to the air against the broadsides of Napoleon's forces and the friendly—and sometimes not-so-friendly—fire of British soldiers and politicians who continue to suspect them of divided loyalties, if not outright treason.

For Laurence and Temeraire, put out to pasture in Australia, it seems their part in the war has come to an end just when they are needed most. Newly allied with the powerful African empire of the Tswana, the French have occupied Spain and brought revolution and bloodshed to Brazil, threatening Britain's last desperate hope to defeat Napoleon.

So the British government dispatches Arthur Hammond from China to enlist Laurence and Temeraire to negotiate a peace with the angry Tswana, who have besieged the Portuguese royal family in Rio—and as bait, Hammond bears an offer to reinstate Laurence to his former rank and seniority as a captain in the Aerial Corps. Temeraire is delighted by this sudden reversal of fortune, but Laurence is by no means sanguine, knowing from experience that personal honor and duty to one's country do not always run on parallel tracks.

Laurence and Temeraire—joined by the egotistical fire-breather Iskierka and the still-growing Kulingile, who has already surpassed Temeraire in size—embark for Brazil, only to meet with a string of unmitigated disasters that leave the dragons and their human friends forced to make an unexpected landing in the hostile territory of the Inca empire, where they face new unanticipated dangers.

Now with the success of the mission balanced on a razor's edge, and failure looking more likely by the minute, the unexpected arrival of an old enemy will tip the scales toward ruin. Yet even in the midst of disaster, opportunity may lurk—for one bold enough to grasp it.

Novik Naomi Temeraire  
обложка книги City of Lost Souls City of Lost Souls

The demon Lilith has been destroyed and Jace has been freed from her captivity. But when the Shadowhunters arrive to rescue him, they find only blood and broken glass. Not only is the boy Clary loves missing — but so is the boy she hates, Sebastian, the son of her father Valentine: a son determined to succeed where their father failed, and bring the Shadowhunters to their knees.

The bestselling Mortal Instruments continues — and so do the thrills and danger for Jace, Clary, and Simon. Can the lost be reclaimed? What price is too high to pay for love? Who can be trusted when sin and salvation collide? Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.

Clare Cassandra Mortal Instruments  
обложка книги Cyber Circus Cyber Circus

Hellequin, last of the HawkEye military elite, is desperate to escape the legacy of Soul Food, the miraculous plant food that leeched the soil, destroyed his family, and instigated a bloody civil war. For a man awaiting the inevitable madness brought on by his enforced biomorph implant, there’s only one choice. Run away with the circus…

Drifting above a poisoned landscape, Cyber Circus and her exotic acrobats and bioengineered freaks bring a welcome splash of colour into folk’s drab lives. None more so than escaped courtesan turned-dancer Desirous Nim. When Nim’s freedom and her very life are threatened, Hellequin is forced to fight again. But, even united, will the weird troupe and their strange skills be enough to save Nim and keep their home aloft? That’s assuming, of course, that Zan City’s Blood Worms, mute stowaways, or the swarms don’t manage to bring them down first…

Welcome to the greatest show on Sore Earth!

The book also features: “Black Sunday” – a free-standing but associated novelette.

A tale of desperation, incorporating drought, science, giant burrowing machines, rural magic, racial tension and sensuality in the 1930s Kansas dustbowl.

Lakin-Smith Kim  
обложка книги Changes Changes

Long ago, Susan Rodriguez was Harry Dresden's lover—until she was attacked by his enemies, leaving her torn between her own humanity and the bloodlust of the vampiric Red Court. Susan then disappeared to South America, where she could fight both her savage gift and those who cursed her with it.

Now Arianna Ortega, Duchess of the Red Court, has discovered a secret Susan has long kept, and she plans to use it—against Harry. To prevail this time, he may have no choice but to embrace the raging fury of his own untapped dark power. Because Harry's not fighting to save the world...

He's fighting to save his child.

Butcher Jim Dresden Files  
Carthago Delenda Est Flint Eric Эскалибур  
Czerwony Mars

Niezwykle realistyczny opis kolonizacji Marsa przez Ziemian na początku XXI wieku. Dramatyczne dzieje osadników, którzy doprowadzają do totalnej katastrofy, próbując przystosować planetę do zamieszkania.

Czy mimo eksperymentów na ekosferze planety i zbrodniczych posunięć międzynarodowych korporacji finansowych Mars się odrodzi i stanie się dla ludzi prawdziwym domem?


Czerwony Mars to pierwsza część trzytomowego cyklu o kolonizacji Czerwonej Planety, obsypywanego licznymi nagrodami. Autor, Kim Stanley Robinson, z dużym znawstwem przedstawia technologiczne aspekty ogromnego, kosmicznego przedsięwzięcia, ukazując jednocześnie skomplikowane losy ludzi uwikłanych w uczuciowe, polityczne i społeczne konflikty. Zawiść, miłość, polityczne ambicje i fanatyzm - to wszystko tworzy mieszankę wybuchową, która łatwo może unicestwić marzenia o stworzeniu nowej Ziemi.

Kolejne części cyklu to Zielony Mars i Błękitny Mars.


Powieść otrzymała nagrodę BSFA w 1992, Nebula w 1993.

Nominovana do nagród Hugo, Clarke i Locus w 1993.

Robinson Kim Stanley Mars (pl)  
обложка книги Chartomancy Chartomancy Stackpole Michael A Век исследований  
обложка книги Creatures of the Abyss Creatures of the Abyss

Hugo Winning Author’s Masterwork of Alien Invasion! Orejas de ellos, the things who listen, whispered the superstitious fishermen when the strange occurrences began off the Philippine coast. How else could you explain the sudden disappearance of a vessel beneath a mysterious curtain of foam? The writhings of thousands of maddened fish trapped in a coffin-like area of ocean? An alien intelligence gorged at the bottom of the Luzon Deep and made its plans. Radar expert Terry Holt and the crew of the Esperance had to devise a weapon against the horrifying creatures which threatened mankind with extinction. Here are terror, excitement, and the clutch of cold death as combined by a master hand in the field of science-fiction. The New Encyclopedia of Science Fiction hails Murray Leinster as a writer who earned his fame from “protagonists capable of heroic action in a future dominated by technology as humanity reaches for the stars. For more than half a century his stories shaped the field.”

Leinster Murray  
обложка книги Chindi Chindi

In this sequel to last year's well-received Deepsix, McDevitt tells a curiously old-fashioned tale of interstellar adventure. Reminiscent of Arthur C. Clarke's Rendezvous with Rama, the story sends veteran space pilot Priscilla «Hutch» Hutchins and a crew of rich, amateur SETI enthusiasts off on a star-hopping jaunt in search of the mysterious aliens who have placed a series of «stealthed» satellites around an unknown number of planets. After visiting several worlds, and losing two of her dilettantes to a murderous group of alien angels, Hutch follows the interstellar trail to a bizarre, obviously artificial planetary system. There, two spectacular gas giants orbit each other closely, partially sharing the same atmosphere, while a large moon circles them in a theoretically impossible circumpolar orbit. The explorers soon discover a number of puzzling alien artifacts, including a gigantic spaceship that fails to respond to their signals. First contact is McDevitt's favorite theme, and he's also good at creating large and rather spectacular astronomical phenomena. Where this novel falls short, however, is in the creation of characters. Hutch, beautiful and supremely competent, is an adequate hero, but virtually everyone else is a cartoon. The book abounds in foolhardy dilettantes, glory-hogging bureaucrats and capable space pilots. Oddly, in a novel set some 200 years in the future, McDevitt's cast is almost exclusively white and Anglo-Saxon. This is a serviceable enough space opera, but it operates far from the genre's cutting edge.

Макдевитт Джек Космоархеологи  
Cirque Du Freak 03 - Tunnels Of Blood Shan, Darren  
Curse the Dawn

Cassie Palmer may be the world's chief clairvoyant, but that doesn't mean people have stopped trying to kill her. And now, the self-styled god Apollo, the source of Cassie's power, is on the warpath — leaving her no choice but to face down her creator once and for all.

Chance Karen Cassandra Palmer  
обложка книги Cто лет безналом Cто лет безналом

В семидесятых годах прошлого века в руки молодого ученого АН СССР Дмитрия Таранова случайно попадают обрывки черновиков Эйнштейна из спецхрана КГБ. Опираясь на них, Таранов разрабатывает собственную «теорию заимствования времени разумными биологическими организмами друг у друга» — теорию, действительно перевернувшую мир. Первые эксперименты начали проводиться над заключёнными, приговоренными к высшей мере наказания…

Держ Nik  
обложка книги Cто лет безналом Cто лет безналом

В семидесятых годах прошлого века в руки молодого ученого АН СССР Дмитрия Таранова случайно попадают обрывки черновиков Эйнштейна из спецхрана КГБ. Опираясь на них, Таранов разрабатывает собственную «теорию заимствования времени разумными биологическими организмами друг у друга» — теорию, действительно перевернувшую мир. Первые эксперименты начали проводиться над заключёнными, приговоренными к высшей мере наказания…

Держ Nik  
обложка книги Călătoria spre Soare-Răsare Călătoria spre Soare-Răsare Hesse Hermann  
Connect to heaven Овчинников Олег  
обложка книги Cплошные неприятности Cплошные неприятности

Нелегка жизнь студентки:

Особенно если ты - студентка-магичка.

И к тому же не самая примерная.

И к тому же порой бунтуют гормоны.

И к тому же в родословной твоей неожиданно обнаруживаются то оборотни, то демоны, то вообще черт-те кто.

Правда, последнее обстоятельство идет тебе только на пользу.

Да и вообще если ли что-то в этом мире, что может не пригодиться студентке, чтобы обратить ситуацию в свою пользу, причем порой совершенно непроизвольно?

Тем более такой, как Ташуля...

GEMMA Наталия  
обложка книги Crypt of the Shadowking Crypt of the Shadowking Anthony Mark Забытые королевства:Барды, Harpers  
обложка книги Curse of the Shadowmage Curse of the Shadowmage Anthony Marc Harpers  
обложка книги Człowiek plus Człowiek plus

„Człowiek Plus”, książka opublikowana po raz pierwszy w ojczyźnie autora w roku 1976, w rok później doczekała się nagrody Nebula. W ironiczny, interesujący sposób przedstawia w niej Pohl wizję tragicznie przeludnionego świata po roku 2000. W podzielonym jak dziś politycznie świecie odbywa się wyścig do skolonizowania Marsa, co ma być receptą na przeludnienie.

Śledzimy więc frenetyczne wysiłki Amerykanów, którzy szykują się do eksperymentu: astronauta Roger Torraway, spreparowany przez lekarzy i cybernetyków, ma jako cyborg wylądować na Marsie. Ten eksperyment służy Pohlowi do rozważań nad osobistą tragedią człowieka, który ma odegrać tę pionierską rolę.

Kiedy Amerykanie odnoszą sukces umieszczając Rogera Torrowaya na Marsie, okazuje się, że przez cały czas byli igraszką w rękach… komputerów.

Pohl Frederik  
обложка книги Citadel of Fear Citadel of Fear Stevens Francis  
обложка книги Crown of Fire Crown of Fire Greenwood Ed Забытые королевства:Сага Шандрил, Shandril saga  
Cетевые истории Шумил Павел  
обложка книги Christine Christine

The novel tells the story of a vintage automobile apparently possessed by supernatural forces.

Кинг Стивен  
обложка книги Chimera Chimera

New from the national bestselling author of Roadkill

A sci-fi thriller that asks the questions...

What makes us human...

What makes us unique...

And what makes us kill?

Ten years ago, Stefan Korsak's younger brother was kidnapped. Not a day has passed that Stefan hasn't thought about him. As a rising figure in the Russian mafia, he has finally found him. But when he rescues Lukas, he must confront a terrible truth—his brother is no longer his brother. He is a trained, genetically-altered killer. Now, those who created him will do anything to reclaim him. And the closer Stefan grows to his brother, the more he realizes that saving Lukas may be easier than surviving him...

Thurman Rob  
обложка книги Children of the Sun Children of the Sun

Curt Newton, in quest of a friend lost inside Vulcan, faces the most insidious dangers he has ever known in his entire galactic career!

Hamilton Edmond  
обложка книги Chasm City Chasm City

Tanner Mirabel, einst hochdekorierter Elitesoldat und jetzt Leibwächter im Dienst des Waffenschmugglers Cahuella, macht Jagd auf den reichen Aristokraten Reivich, der für den Tod seines Chefs verantwortlich sein soll. Er hat bereits die Raumstation lokalisiert, in der sich Reivich aufhalten soll, als ein Anschlag auf den Orbitallift verübt wird. Tanner überlebt nur knapp, und durch den Kälteschlaf in seinem Gedächtnis stark beeinträchtigt, findet er sich schließlich in der Umlaufbahn um den Planeten Yellowstone wieder. Er erfährt, dass Reivich offenbar mit dem gleichen Raumschiff nach Yellowstone gekommen ist, doch die Suche nach ihm gestaltet sich von nun an äußerst schwierig — denn die Hauptstadt des Planeten, Chasm City, hat sich durch die geheimnisvolle »Schmelzseuche« in ein gefährliches Labyrinth verwandelt: die ehemaligen High-Tech-Gebäude haben sich zu einem biokybernetischen Netzwerk verbunden, das sich ständig wandelt und immer wieder neue bizarre Formen hervorbringt. Die Seuche ist allerdings nicht das einzige Geheimnis, das mit Chasm City zusammenhängt — auch die Bewohner der Stadt, die ihr Leben mit Hilfe von Nanotechnologie verlängert haben, haben einen Persönlichkeitswandel durchgemacht, der daran zweifeln lässt, ob sie überhaupt noch Menschen sind. Niemand in Chasm City ist das, was er zu sein vorgibt — und auch Tanner muss sich schließlich fragen, ob er noch der Tanner Mirabel ist, als der er auf Yellowstone ankam…

Reynolds Alastair Revelation Space, Revelation Space (de)  
обложка книги Ceremonies Ceremonies Klein T ED  
обложка книги Cold War Cold War Archer Nathan Predator  
обложка книги Clash of Faiths Clash of Faiths Dalglish David Paladins  
обложка книги CURSOR'S FURY CURSOR'S FURY

Book Three of the Codex Alera. Since the Second Battle of Calderon, only the courage, determination and sacrifice of loyal subjects of the realm of Alera have prevented the unthinkable-a civil war that could leave Alera in ruins, devestated and vulernable to its enemies. Loyal Alerans have given their blood and lives to preserve the realm.It was not enough. Though the insurrection of the High Lords against the First Lord, Gaius Sextus, has been delayed for several years, it has only been the calm before the storm.Civil war shatters the realm.Now, the power-hungry High Lord of Kalare has launched a merciless, devastating rebellion against Gaius. Caught off guard by the sheer power of Kalare's attack, Gaius Primus and the loyal forces of Alera must fight for the survival of the realm, beside the most dangerous of allies-the equally rebellious and power-hungry High Lord and Lady of Aquitaine.Trapped in the besieged city of Ceres, Isana of Calderon survives the attack of Kalare's assassins, and must fight to save the life of the wounded slave, Fade, poisoned while defending Isana from her attackers. The secrets of her past loom large in deed and memory, as she at last confronts the dark truths of her own past.Countess Amara, Cursor to the First Lord, must carry out a desperate rescue operation, freeing hostages taken by Kalare and held against the military neutrality of loyal High Lords. The survival of the realm could hinge on the success of her mission: but is her ally, Lady Aquitaine, sincere in her efforts to assist-or will she betray the young Cursor and the First Lord she serves?Sent away from the theater of the civil war by a protective First Lord, young Tavi of Calderon joins the newly formed First Aleran Legion as its juniormost officer under an assumed name as a spy for the First Lord-but when civil war erupts, Tavi's captain learns that Kalare has done the unthinkable; allied himself to the Canim, a merciless, terrifying enemy of the realm, who have arrived in numbers more vast than any in history. When treachery from within its ranks destroys the command structure of the First Aleran, the young Cursor finds himself in command. The First Aleran is friable, undertrained, poorly equipped; and it is the only force standing between the Canim horde and the heart of war-torn Alera.

Butcher Jim Codex Alera  
обложка книги Captain's Fury Captain's Fury

Book Four of the Codex Alera. After two years of bitter conflict with the hordes of invading Canim, Tavi of Calderon, now Captain of the First Aleran Legion, realizes that a peril far greater than the Canim exists-the terrifying Vord, who drove the savage Canim from their homeland. Now, Tavi must find a way to overcome the centuries-old animosities between Aleran and Cane if an alliance is to be forged against their mutual enemy. And he must lead his legion in defiance of the law, against friend and foe-before the hammerstroke of the Vord descends on them all.

Butcher Jim Codex Alera  
обложка книги Cursors's Fury Cursors's Fury

Book Three of the Codex Alera. Since the Second Battle of Calderon, only the courage, determination and sacrifice of loyal subjects of the realm of Alera have prevented the unthinkable-a civil war that could leave Alera in ruins, devestated and vulernable to its enemies. Loyal Alerans have given their blood and lives to preserve the realm.It was not enough. Though the insurrection of the High Lords against the First Lord, Gaius Sextus, has been delayed for several years, it has only been the calm before the storm.Civil war shatters the realm.Now, the power-hungry High Lord of Kalare has launched a merciless, devastating rebellion against Gaius. Caught off guard by the sheer power of Kalare's attack, Gaius Primus and the loyal forces of Alera must fight for the survival of the realm, beside the most dangerous of allies-the equally rebellious and power-hungry High Lord and Lady of Aquitaine.Trapped in the besieged city of Ceres, Isana of Calderon survives the attack of Kalare's assassins, and must fight to save the life of the wounded slave, Fade, poisoned while defending Isana from her attackers. The secrets of her past loom large in deed and memory, as she at last confronts the dark truths of her own past.Countess Amara, Cursor to the First Lord, must carry out a desperate rescue operation, freeing hostages taken by Kalare and held against the military neutrality of loyal High Lords. The survival of the realm could hinge on the success of her mission: but is her ally, Lady Aquitaine, sincere in her efforts to assist-or will she betray the young Cursor and the First Lord she serves?Sent away from the theater of the civil war by a protective First Lord, young Tavi of Calderon joins the newly formed First Aleran Legion as its juniormost officer under an assumed name as a spy for the First Lord-but when civil war erupts, Tavi's captain learns that Kalare has done the unthinkable; allied himself to the Canim, a merciless, terrifying enemy of the realm, who have arrived in numbers more vast than any in history. When treachery from within its ranks destroys the command structure of the First Aleran, the young Cursor finds himself in command. The First Aleran is friable, undertrained, poorly equipped; and it is the only force standing between the Canim horde and the heart of war-torn Alera.

Butcher Jim Codex Alera  
Cat's Cradle

Cat’s Cradle, in which Vonnegut weaves a satirical commentary on modern man and his madness, is one of the author’s most highly praised novels. Filled with humor and unforgettable characters, this is the apocalyptic story of the end of the Earth, coupled with a vision of the future that is both darkly fantastic and funny.

Vonnegut Kurt  
обложка книги Cчастливчик Старр (Lucky Starr) Cчастливчик Старр (Lucky Starr)

«Дэвид Старр, космический рейнджер» — «David Starr, space ranger».(1952)

Дэвид Старр, герой романа Айзека Азимова «Дэвид Старр, космический рейнджер», сын погибших родителей, отец которого был лучшим в Научном Совете — высшей организации, руководящей всей галактикой пять тысяч лет спустя от нашего времени. Дэвид только что закончил академию и, благодаря своим способностям, стал самым молодым членом Совета за всю его историю. Высокий, крепкий, со стальными нервами, развитыми мышцами атлета и светлым умом первоклассного ученого, он получает свое первое задание.

«Лакки Старр и пираты с астероидов» — «Lucky Starr and the pirates of asteroids».(1953)

Как нам становится известно из романа Айзека Азимова «Счастливчик Старр и пираты астероидов», в поясе астероидов уже давно водились пираты, ставшие причиной многих убийств и грабежей, в том числе и смерти родителей Дэвида Старра, которого прозвали Счастливчиком (Лаки). Через год после его марсианского задания он предпринял самостоятельную попытку расправиться с пиратами.

«Лакки Старр и океаны Венеры» — «Lucky Starr and the oceans of Venus».(1954)

Новое задание Лаки в романе Айзека Азимова «Лаки Старр и океаны Венеры» предстояло выполнять вместе с Верзилой (кличка Бигмена) на полностью покрытой океаном Венере, где член Совета Лу Эванс, друг Лаки, обвинялся в получении взяток.

«Лакки Старр и большое солнце Меркурия» — «Lucky Starr and the big sun of Mercury».(1956)

Старра и его товарища Бигмана Айзек Азимов в своем романе «Лаки Старр и большое солнце Меркурия» посылает с заданием на Меркурий с целью выявления причин саботажа.

«Лакки Старр и луны Юпитера» — «Lucky Starr and the moons of Jupiter».(1957)

Действие романа Айзека Азимова «Лаки Старр и луны Юпитера» происходит на одном из спутников Юпитера — Адрастее. Новое задание Лаки Старра и Бигмена касалось проекта «Антигравитация», самого засекреченного исследования Совета Науки по постройке первого антигравитационного корабля.

«Лакки Старр и кольца Сатурна» — «Lucky Starr and the rings of Saturn».(1958)

По закону, принятому очень давно (роман Айзека Азимова «Лаки Старр и кольца Сатурна»), любое тело, вращающееся вокруг звезды, принадлежало именно этой звездной системе. Но Сириус решил захватить систему планеты Сатурн в Солнечной системе, обосновав на Титане базу.

Азимов Айзек Зарубежная фантастика  
обложка книги Callys Krieg Callys Krieg

John Ringos grandiose „Invasion“-Reihe, die inzwischen auch hierzulande zahllose Fans gefunden hat, wird mit diesem Roman fortgesetzt: Atemberaubende Kampfszenen, modernste Technik, furchtlose Helden — Science Fiction at its best! Hervorragend geeignet für alle Leser von „Mechwarrior-DarkAge“ und David Webers „Honor-Harrington“-Serie.


Vierzig Jahre nach der Invasion verstecken sich in den Trümmern der zerstörten Städte immer noch Posleen-Einheiten und warten darauf, zurückzuschlagen. Und dann ist da noch eine andere außerirdische Spezies, die mysteriösen Darhel, deren Pläne im Dunkeln liegen. Diesen Plänen auf die Spur zu kommen, ist die Aufgabe von Cally O’Neal, Tochter des legendären Commanders Michael O’Neal. Vor Jahren offiziell für tot erklärt, ist sie nun Mitglied einer Gruppe von Untergrundkämpfern — und muss begreifen, dass ihr Krieg gerade erst beginnt.

Ringo John, Cochrane Julie Invasion  
обложка книги Code Blue Emergency Code Blue Emergency

Code Blue — Emergency is a 1987 science fiction novel written by author James White and is part of the Sector General series.

White said in an interview that originally he intended to end the series with Star Healer (1985), by which time the central characters had reached the top levels in their careers. However Ballantine Books persuaded him to continue, and he extended the stories’ range by introducing new central characters beginning with Code Blue — Emergency.

The protagonist of the story is Sommaradvan healer Cha Thrat. She bravely saved a human pilot who crashlanded on her planet, despite a complete lack of knowledge about his physiology. Contact with her species was established by the accident, so knowledge of their social customs is still virtually non-existent. However, she is invited to join the Sector General staff.

Cha Thrat innocently wreaks havoc by following her instincts and social customs. First she befriends a hypochondriac Chalder. Next, she is invited to assist at a therapeutic surgery operation to amputate the limb of a Hudlar, which will prolong its life (see Star Healer.) When given the honor of cutting the limb, she obliges — and then deliberately cuts her own arm off as well, in accordance with the custom of her people. Next she saves the untouchable patient Khone (see Star Healer), and then finds a weird parasite species on a derelict spaceship. Due to the chaos she causes, every department in the hospital now refuses to allow her near their patients. O’Mara values her unusual approaches, and decides to add her to his staff.

White James Sector General  
обложка книги Chef de Cuisine Chef de Cuisine

ORBIT HOSPITAL ist ein Klinikum im All, das allen raumfahrenden Lebensformen der Galaxis medizinische Hilfe leistet. Es nimmt alle Geschöpfe auf, ob sie ein Dutzend Gliedmaßen haben oder gar keine, ob sie sich von Radioaktivität ernähren oder Wasser atmen — von anderen exotischen Gewohnheiten und Bedürfnissen ganz zu schweigen. Es ist ein ökologisches Tollhaus und ein organisatorischer Irrwitz, aber es ist für alle da und es funktioniert. Es ist im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes — lebensnotwendig.

White James Orbit Hospital  
обложка книги Círculo de espadas Círculo de espadas

En el siglo XXII, la humanidad lleva cuarenta años enfrentada a los “hwarhath”, unos extraños humanoides alienígenas con una organización social y sexual que abomina la heterosexualidad y que resulta, sin ninguna duda, bastante distinta de la humana.

Para llevar a cabo las primeras negociaciones diplomáticas entre humanos y “hwarhath”, se elige como sede un pequeño planeta de poca importancia donde la bióloga Anna Pérez se ocupa de estudiar la posible inteligencia de unas extrañas medusas. Anna será la única mujer involucrada, muy a su pesar, en una complejas negociaciones. En ellas conocerá a Nicholas Sanders, el único humano (¿un traidor?) que lleva veinte años viviendo y cooperando con los hwarhath, con uno de cuyos lideres parece mantener relaciones sexuales estables.

Una interesante y amena especulación en torno al sexo y a las relaciones hetero y homosexuales en dos culturas diferentes y enfrentadas. Una lograda especulación con la amena trama de una novela de aventuras y el sabor inconfundible de un libro de tesis.

Arnason Eleanor NOVA ciencia ficción  
обложка книги Captain's Blood Captain's Blood

Following the explosive events of "Star Trek: Nemesis" the Romulan Empire is in disarray. When the Vulcan Ambassador Spock is publicly assassinated at a Romulan Peace Rally it falls to James T. Kirk to uncover the truth about the death of his beloved friend.

Shatner William, Reeves-Stevens Judith, Reeves-Stevens Garfield Звездный путь: Версия Шатнера, Star Trek: Shatnerverse  
обложка книги Captain's Glory Captain's Glory

There are crises enough for James T. Kirk to contend with: a Romulan-Reman civil war, Ambassador Spock assassinated and closer to home, a violent rebellion against him by his son. Then comes a call when he least expects it: one last time, the Federation is asking for his help.

Shatner William, Reeves-Stevens Judith, Reeves-Stevens Garfield Звездный путь: Версия Шатнера, Star Trek: Shatnerverse  
обложка книги Contraption Contraption Simak Clifford D  
обложка книги Cicha inwazja Cicha inwazja

Toller Maraquine, bohater „Kosmicznej przeprowadzki” zostaje dowódcą obrony Overlandu przed inwazją zdegenerowanych mieszkańców Królestwa Landu. Wygrywa, ale to zwycięstwo przynosi mu równocześnie osobistą klęskę.

Zdesperowany, rusza z przyjaciółmi na poszukiwania Farlandu, planety z wizji jednego z uczestników wyprawy. Ekspedycja kończy się powodzeniem, lecz odkrycie nieznanego świata przynosi tylko walkę i śmierć...

Druga powieść z cyklu Overland, po „Kosmicznej przeprowadzce”, a przed „Ucieczką światów”.

Shaw Bob Overland (pl)  
обложка книги Crux Crux Ramez Naam Nexus  
обложка книги Caged Warrior Caged Warrior

The first installment in this fierce and sensual new paranormal romance series features demonic gladiators, ruthless mafia villains, and a proud race on the brink of extinction.

Ten years ago, Audrey MacLaren chose to marry her human lover, making her an exile from the Dragon Kings, an ancient race of demons once worshiped as earthly gods. Audrey and her husband managed to conceive, and their son is the first natural-born Dragon King in a generation—which makes him irresistible to the sadistic scientist whose mafia-funded technology allows demon procreation. In the year since her husband was murdered, Audrey and her little boy have endured hideous experiments.

Shackled with a collar and bound for life, Leto Garnis is a Cage warrior. Only through combat can Dragon Kings earn the privilege of conceiving children. Leto uses his superhuman speed and reflexes to secure the right for his two sisters to start families. After torture reveals Audrey’s astonishing pyrokenesis, she is sent to fight in the Cages. If she survives a year, she will be reunited with her son. Leto is charged with her training. Initially, he has no sympathy for her plight. But if natural conception is possible, what has he been fighting for? As enemies, sparring partners, lovers, and eventual allies, Leto and Audrey learn that in a violent underground world, love is the only prize worth winning.

Piper Lindsey Dragon Kings  
обложка книги Chaga Chaga

A fantasy adventure following network journalist Gaby McAslan to Africa to research the Kilimanjaro Event – a meteor which landed in Kenya causing the African landscape to give way to the “Chaga”, an alien flora able to destroy all man-made materials and mould human flesh, bone and spirit.

McDonald Ian  
обложка книги Conjured Conjured

Eve has a new home, a new face, and a new name—but no memories of her past. She’s been told that she's in a witness protection program. That she escaped a dangerous magic-wielding serial killer who still hunts her. The only thing she knows for sure is that there is something horrifying in her memories the people hiding her want to access—and there is nothing they won’t say—or do—to her to get her to remember.

At night she dreams of a tattered carnival tent and buttons being sewn into her skin. But during the day, she shelves books at the local library, trying to not let anyone know that she can do things—things like change the color of her eyes or walk through walls. When she does use her strange powers, she blacks out and is drawn into terrifying visions, returning to find that days or weeks have passed—and she’s lost all short-term memories. Eve must find out who and what she really is before the killer finds her—but the truth may be more dangerous than anyone could have ever imagined.

Durst Sarah Beth  
обложка книги Cold Spell Cold Spell

 Kai and Ginny grew up together–best friends since they could toddle around their building’s rooftop rose garden. Now they’re seventeen, and their relationship has developed into something sweeter, complete with stolen kisses and plans to someday run away together.

But one night, Kai disappears with a mysterious stranger named Mora–a beautiful girl with a dark past and a heart of ice. Refusing to be cast aside, Ginny goes after them and is thrust into a world she never imagined, one filled with monsters and thieves and the idea that love is not enough.

If Ginny and Kai survive the journey, will she still be the girl he loved–and moreover, will she still be the girl who loved him?

Jackson Pearce, author of the acclaimed SISTERS RED and FATHOMLESS, has returned with a unique vision of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen,” one about power and redemption, failure and hope, and the true meaning of strength

Pearce Jackson Fairytale Retellings  
обложка книги Cast in Sorrow Cast in Sorrow

THE END OF HER JOURNEY IS ONLY THE BEGINNING...

The Barrani would be happy to see her die. So Kaylin Neya is a bit surprised by her safe arrival in the West March. Especially when enemies new and old surround her and those she would call friends are equally dangerous...

And then the real trouble starts. Kaylin's assignment is to be a "harmoniste"-one who helps tell the truth behind a Barrani Recitation. But in a land where words are more effective than weapons, Kaylin's duties are deadly. With the wrong phrase she could tear a people further asunder. And with the right ones...well, then she might be able to heal a blight on a race.

If only she understood the story....

Sagara Michelle Chronicles of Elantra  
обложка книги Currency of Souls Currency of Souls

Welcome to Eddie’s Tavern, the only functioning waterhole in a near-dead town. Among the people you’ll meet tonight are: Tom, Milestone’s haunted lawman, who walks in the shadow of death; Gracie, the barmaid, a wannabe actress, doomed to spend her hours tending bar in a purgatory of her father’s making; Flo, the town seductress, who may or may not have murdered her husband; Cobb, a nudist awaiting an apology from the commune who cast him out; Wintry, the mute giant, whose story is told only in cryptic messages scribbled beneath newspaper headlines; Kyle, the kid, who keeps a loaded gun beneath the table; and Cadaver, who looks like a corpse, but smells real nice, and occupies his time counting stacks of pennies. And then there’s Reverend Hill, who will be in at eleven, regular as clockwork, to tell them who’s going to die, and who’s going to drive.

Welcome to Eddie’s, where tonight, for the first time in three years, nothing will go according to plan.

Burke Kealan Patrick  
обложка книги Chimera Chimera

A mysterious and dangerous conspiracy deepens, threatening the superpowered Rangers and pushing Flex to join forces with one of her team's mortal enemies: a Bane called Chimera.

Growing up with blue skin never made Rene "Flex" Duvall feel like at outcast. She learned early on to put people at ease with her wit and exuberant personality. So she's certainly not going to let her façade crack when she and her teammates suddenly face a new breed of genetically manipulated and brainwashed Metas: the well-trained teenage criminals known as the Recombinants.

When a desperate battle leaves one of their friends wounded, Renee and Ethan follow a clue to Manhattan Island, where the Banes have been imprisoned. There they find a Bane named Chimera, who refuses to cooperate despite possessing information that could help them stop the Recombinants. Chimera's emotional scars are as devastating as Renee's physical scars, and soon the two find common ground in shared pain. Against her better judgment, Renee forms an alliance with this Bane. They both can gain much from working together, so the only question is who has more to lose by cooperating . . .

Meding Kelly MetaWars  
обложка книги Cursed Cursed

Meet FBI Agents Emma Monroe and Zack Armstrong.

She's cursed. He's damned. Together, they make one hell of a team.

Emma Monroe is a Siren, cursed by the gods and bound to earth to atone for an ancient failure. She’s had many names and many lives, but only one mission: redemption. Now that she works missing persons cases for the FBI, it could be just a rescue away. Unless her new partner leads her astray.

Special Agent Zack Armstrong just transferred into the San Diego Field Office. He’s a werewolf, doing his best to beat back the demons from his dark and dangerous past. As a former Black Ops sniper, he’s taken enough lives. Now he’s doing penance by saving them.

Emma and Zack’s very first case draws them deep into the realm of the paranormal, and forces them to use their own supernatural abilities. But that leaves each of them vulnerable, and there are lines partners should not cross. As secrets are revealed and more women go missing, one thing becomes clear: as they race to save the victims, Emma and Zack risk losing themselves.

Harper S J Fallen Siren  
обложка книги Chaos Chaos

There is no sanctuary.

That was taken away in the blink of an eye. Humanity went out not with a whimper, but a bang.

Jack, a sometimes humorous, sometimes philosophical ex-special operations pilot and soldier is one of the few left to struggle through the desolation left in the aftermath; seeking to survive as a new ferocious species emerges from the rubble, hungry and unrelenting. Will his special forces training be enough? Will he be able to keep his children safe and guide the few survivors through perils that now roam the world they once knew? Or will the hordes that now own the night prevail, forever removing the last of mankind from existence? Humankind was once at the top of the food chain. But that has now changed.

This hard-hitting, action-packed series begins with Jack Walker being suddenly thrust into a world where the infrastructure which cherished Armani suits, night clubs, fast and expensive cars and watching the daily stock market are gone. Left in its place is the material world mankind built but a majority of the population has vanished; replaced by a new, savage, unrelenting, cunning, animalistic species which hunts and operates at night.

OBrien John A New world  
обложка книги Chaos Chaos

There is no sanctuary.

That was taken away in the blink of an eye. Humanity went out not with a whimper, but a bang.

Jack, a sometimes humorous, sometimes philosophical ex-special operations pilot and soldier is one of the few left to struggle through the desolation left in the aftermath; seeking to survive as a new ferocious species emerges from the rubble, hungry and unrelenting. Will his special forces training be enough? Will he be able to keep his children safe and guide the few survivors through perils that now roam the world they once knew? Or will the hordes that now own the night prevail, forever removing the last of mankind from existence? Humankind was once at the top of the food chain. But that has now changed.

This hard-hitting, action-packed series begins with Jack Walker being suddenly thrust into a world where the infrastructure which cherished Armani suits, night clubs, fast and expensive cars and watching the daily stock market are gone. Left in its place is the material world mankind built but a majority of the population has vanished; replaced by a new, savage, unrelenting, cunning, animalistic species which hunts and operates at night.

OBrien John A New world  
обложка книги Chaos Chaos

There is no sanctuary.

That was taken away in the blink of an eye. Humanity went out not with a whimper, but a bang.

Jack, a sometimes humorous, sometimes philosophical ex-special operations pilot and soldier is one of the few left to struggle through the desolation left in the aftermath; seeking to survive as a new ferocious species emerges from the rubble, hungry and unrelenting. Will his special forces training be enough? Will he be able to keep his children safe and guide the few survivors through perils that now roam the world they once knew? Or will the hordes that now own the night prevail, forever removing the last of mankind from existence? Humankind was once at the top of the food chain. But that has now changed.

This hard-hitting, action-packed series begins with Jack Walker being suddenly thrust into a world where the infrastructure which cherished Armani suits, night clubs, fast and expensive cars and watching the daily stock market are gone. Left in its place is the material world mankind built but a majority of the population has vanished; replaced by a new, savage, unrelenting, cunning, animalistic species which hunts and operates at night.

OBrien John A New world  
обложка книги Contagion Contagion

Jack and his friends are in a race against time to save the remaining inhabitants of a postapocalyptic London from a nuclear bomb.

Two years after London is struck by a devastating terrorist attack, it is cut off from the rest of the world, protected by a large force of soldiers (known as Choppers) while the rest of Britain believe that their ex-capital is a toxic, uninhabited wasteland. But that’s not true. Jack and his friends know that the truth is very different—and incredible: the few remaining survivors in London are changing; developing strange, fantastic powers; evolving. And the Chopper force guarding London is treating the ruined city as its own experimental ground.

Now, Jack’s powers are growing. His friend Lucy-Anne’s powers are developing too, and Nomad—that mysterious woman who started it all—is close by. But the Choppers have initiated their final safeguard—a huge nuclear bomb that will wipe out London, and everyone still within its boundaries. Jack and his friends must spread the news of the bomb and save everyone they can. Before that can happen, Jack must face his father, the deadly Reaper, in their final showdown.

Lebbon Tim Toxic City  
обложка книги Contagion Contagion

Jack and his friends are in a race against time to save the remaining inhabitants of a postapocalyptic London from a nuclear bomb.

Two years after London is struck by a devastating terrorist attack, it is cut off from the rest of the world, protected by a large force of soldiers (known as Choppers) while the rest of Britain believe that their ex-capital is a toxic, uninhabited wasteland. But that’s not true. Jack and his friends know that the truth is very different—and incredible: the few remaining survivors in London are changing; developing strange, fantastic powers; evolving. And the Chopper force guarding London is treating the ruined city as its own experimental ground.

Now, Jack’s powers are growing. His friend Lucy-Anne’s powers are developing too, and Nomad—that mysterious woman who started it all—is close by. But the Choppers have initiated their final safeguard—a huge nuclear bomb that will wipe out London, and everyone still within its boundaries. Jack and his friends must spread the news of the bomb and save everyone they can. Before that can happen, Jack must face his father, the deadly Reaper, in their final showdown.

Lebbon Tim Toxic City  
обложка книги Chanur's Venture Chanur's Venture

Pyanfar Chanur thought she had seen the last of Tully, the lone human who had so disrupted the peace of Meetpoint Station and gained the Chanur clan the enmity of half a dozen races as well as their own. But Tully is back, bringing with him a priceless trade contract with human space. A contract which would mean vast power, riches, and a new hornet's nest for Pyanfar and the Pride.

Cherryh Caroline J Compact Space  
обложка книги Chanur's Homecoming Chanur's Homecoming

When those aliens entities called "humans" sent their first exploration ship into Compact space, the traditional power alliances of the seven Compact races were catastrophically disrupted. And, giving shelter to Tully, the only surviving human, Pyanfar Chanur and her feline hani crew were pitched into the center of a galactic maelstrom, becoming key players in a power game which could cause an intersteller war, or bring the last hope for peace between eight barely compatible alien races.

Cherryh Caroline J Compact Space  
обложка книги Chanur's Legacy Chanur's Legacy

National best-selling author C.J. Cherryh continues her highly acclaimed series with a new generation of alien encounters.

A game of interstellar politics in which Hilfy Chanur and her vessel Legacy are commissioned to transport a small, mysterious religious object. The price is extremely generous, perhaps too generous.


Praise for the Chanur series:


A tour de force…quintessential SF. (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction


One of the best science fiction tales ever. (Minneapolis Star and Tribune)

Cherryh Caroline J Compact Space  
обложка книги Crawling Between Heaven and Earth Crawling Between Heaven and Earth

Eleven previously uncollected fictions. Includes reprints from the pages of Absolute Magnitude, Analog, Dark Regions Magazine, Dreams of Decadence, and Weird Tales, three original stories, plus the novelette “Songs.”

Hoyt Sarah A  
обложка книги Cynful Cynful

Julian DuCharme, a rare Spirit Bear with legendary healing powers, is finally free from the threat of death, finally free to claim his mate—but she’s not having it. While his Bear screams it’s time to mate, the love of his life wants to date.

Holding his Bear in check while convincing her he’s not out to control her won’t be easy. She’s stubborn and a closeted geek—in other words, perfect for him.

Cynthia “Cyn” Reyes, owner of Living Art Tattoos, thinks Julian is the hottest thing on two legs. That doesn’t mean she’s going to roll over for his masculine charm. She watched her mother flounder when her father passed away, and she’s determined to never lose herself to someone else. Not even a man who would jump the moon for her, if she asked that of him.

When the women of Living Art are targeted by a killer, Julian doesn’t think twice about pouring out his last drop of power to keep Cyn safe. But it’s Cyn who’ll give up everything—her independence, even her humanity—to keep a terrifying vision from coming true.

One of his death.

Bell Dana Marie Halle Shifters  
обложка книги Cloud City Cloud City

Vampire Anna Strong never expected to find the witch Sophie Deveraux on her doorstep, asking for a favor. But Sophie needs help, even if it's from the vampire who killed her sister. Anna, driven both by guilt and obligation, agrees to help Sophie and her psychic alter-ego Jonathan. So begins an adventure that takes them to Leadville, Colorado. All too soon, Anna wonders whether Sophie is truly a victim of circumstance . . . or the author of a clever plot to rid herself of her unwanted psychic twin.

Stein Jeanne C  
обложка книги Chosen Chosen

Anna Strong's primitive vampire instincts are getting harder to control. And a new enemy wants to take advantage of that fact, for Anna has been chosen to shape the destiny of all vampires-and all humans.

Stein Jeanne C Anna Strong Chronicles  
обложка книги Civilian Slaughter Civilian Slaughter
THE ZONE 8 • CIVILIAN SLAUGHTER

The Special Combat force is hardened to horror but during a truce they find a KGB battalion has exceeded anything they’ve seen. In a fury, despite the truce, despite threats from their own commanders, they decide to extract a revenge. They set out to wipe them out the KGB battalion to the last man.

SYNOPSIS

The men of the Special Combat Force have become hardened to atrocities performed by the Warsaw Pact armies. Or they thought they had. During a shaky truce, when those highly trained and experienced fighters are given mundane jobs, they discover mass graves and evidence of the grossest atrocities being performed on civilians. The evidence is that the horrors are perpetrated by a KGB battalion opposite their position. Driven to fury by what they have witnessed the Special Combat Force decide to take matters into their own hands when their reports are ignored and they are even threatened with disbandment if they don’t drop the accusations. Extracting revenge and putting a stop to further violations makes them enemies on both sides but nothing stops them, and they won’t stop until the job is done.

PUBLISHED

First NEL Paperback Edition April 1989

First IMPRINT Publication E-Book Edition May 2005

First Revision IMPRINT Publications E-Book Edition April 2007

* * *

A shaky truce has been called, and Major Revell’s Special Combat Company has been assigned mundane duties. But when evidence turns up of civilians being slaughtered by a KGB battalion, Revell and his men take matters into their own hands, waging merciless war on the vicious Reds.

Rouch James, Rouch James The Zone  
Chump Change

In Ray Aldridges latest tale for F&SF we once again enter a world in which the interaction between man and technology is of prime importance. «Chump Change» limns a portrait of a dangerous future in which only the clever survive and where it doesn't do to have a chip on your shoulder.

Олдридж Рей  
обложка книги Cloak and Spider Cloak and Spider Dalglish David  
обложка книги Clockwork Angel Clockwork Angel

Magic is dangerous — but love is more dangerous still.

WHEN SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD TESSA GRAY crosses the ocean to find her brother in Victorian England, something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld. Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, who are members of a secret organization called the Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she has the power to transform at will into another person. The Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own. Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons. She soon finds herself fascinated by — arid torn between — two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and Will, whose volatile moods keep everyone at arm's length. As their search draws them deep into a plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world ... and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.

Clare Cassandra The Infernal Devices, Chroniken der Schattenjäger  
обложка книги Clockwork Angel Clockwork Angel

Magic is dangerous — but love is more dangerous still.

WHEN SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD TESSA GRAY crosses the ocean to find her brother in Victorian England, something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld. Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, who are members of a secret organization called the Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she has the power to transform at will into another person. The Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own. Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons. She soon finds herself fascinated by — arid torn between — two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and Will, whose volatile moods keep everyone at arm's length. As their search draws them deep into a plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world ... and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.

Clare Cassandra The Infernal Devices, Chroniken der Schattenjäger  
обложка книги Crawl Crawl

A NEW NOVELETTE FROM THE AUTHOR OF LIFE AFTER DANE.

You’re out in the middle of nowhere.

You’ve been crippled and left for dead.

There’s something in the woods.

It’s coming.

There’s only one thing you can do…

CRAWL

Lorn Edward  
Chanur's Homecoming Cherryh C J The Chanur Novels  
обложка книги Consumed Consumed

David Cronenberg—the celebrated Canadian film director, lauded by The New York Times for creating “some of the best, most challenging, most unusual English-language films of the last twenty years,” and named a chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters in France—turns his remarkable talent to the haunting, disturbing intersection of desire and decay in Consumed, his highly anticipated debut novel.

In the book—filled, artfully messy Paris apartment of the famous French intellectuals Celestine and Aristide Arosteguy, an astonishing discovery is made—the grisly, butchered remains of Celestine, partially eaten. Her husband, sought by police for questioning, is nowhere to be found.

Naomi Seberg, a young journalist, embarks upon a quest to uncover the truth of Celestine’s death and Aristide’s role in it. She travels to Tokyo to interview the suspected cannibal, while her boyfriend, Nathan Math, a medical journalist, seduces the cancer patient of a controversial Hungarian doctor and contracts a sexually transmitted disease. He traces the famous discoverer of the diseases to Forest Hill Village in Toronto, where he encounters the most interesting journalistic subject of all.

In energetic, inventive, and provocative prose, Cronenberg creates an extraordinary, sexually charged novel of dark impulses and appetites that reminds us that the boundaries of lover and beloved aren’t nearly as defined as we believe them to be.

Cronenberg David  
обложка книги Consumed Consumed

When Six friends accept help from a friendly stranger, and his even friendlier family, it leads to one Hell of a dinner invitation they’ll never forget — no matter how much they wished they could!

A tasty new horror from the author who brought you “The Cabin” and “Smile” — this book is not for the easily offended nor is it for people who don’t appreciate shocks galore. Having previously had positive feedback for his numerous horror and ghost stories — Matt Shaw decided to write “Consumed” for the more gore-hungry horror fans… And he delivers by the bucket load!

Shaw Matt  
обложка книги Cyberabad Days Cyberabad Days

A collection of eight stories, “Cyberabad Days” is a triumphant return to the India of 2047 (the India of River of Gods); a new, muscular superpower in an age of artificial intelligences, climate-change induced drought, strange new genders, and genetically improved children.

McDonald Ian India of 2047  
обложка книги Copper Centurion Copper Centurion Ottalini Daniel Steam Empire Chronicles  
обложка книги Clockwork Phoenix Clockwork Phoenix

You hold in your hands a cornucopia of modern cutting-edge fantasy. The first volume of this extraordinary new annual anthology series of fantastic literature explodes on the scene with works that sidestep expectations in beautiful and unsettling ways, that surprise with their settings and startle with the manner in which they cross genre boundaries, that aren’t afraid to experiment with storytelling techniques, and yet seamlessly blend form with meaningful function. The delectable offerings found within these pages come from some of today’s most distinguished contemporary fantasists and brilliant rising newcomers.

Whether it’s a touch of literary erudition, playful whimsy, extravagant style, or mind-blowing philosophical speculation and insight, the reader will be led into unfamiliar territory, there to find shock and delight.

Introducing CLOCKWORK PHOENIX.

From Publishers Weekly

Author and editor Allen (Mythic) has compiled a neatly packaged set of short stories that flow cleverly and seamlessly from one inspiration to another. In “The City of Blind Delight” by Catherynne M. Valente, a man inadvertently ends up on a train that takes him to an inescapable city of extraordinary wonders. In “All the Little Gods We Are,” Hugo winner John Grant takes a mind trip to possible parallel universes. Modern topics make an appearance among the whimsy and strangeness: Ekaterina Sedia delves into the misunderstandings that occur between cultures and languages in “There Is a Monster Under Helen’s Bed,” while Tanith Lee gleefully skewers gender politics with “The Woman,” giving the reader a glimpse of what might happen if there was only one fertile woman left in a world of men. Lush descriptions and exotic imagery startle, engross, chill and electrify the reader, and all 19 stories have a strong and delicious taste of weird.

(July)

Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Barron Laird, Allen Mike, Lee Tanith, Valente Catherynne M, Wright John C, Sedia Ekaterina, Brennan Marie, Rambo Cat, Grant John, Hoffman Erin, Bobet Leah, Sandner David, DeLuca Michael J, Sparks Cat, Crow Jennifer, Singh Vandana, MacCath C S, Galbraith Joanna, Biancotti Deborah Clockwork Phoenix  
обложка книги Conspirator Conspirator

The civil war among the alien atevi has ended. Tabini-aiji, powerful ruler of the Western Association, along with Cajeiri, his son and heir, and his human paidhi, Bren Cameron, have returned to Bujavid, their seat of power. But factions that remain loyal to the opposition are still present, and the danger these rebels pose is far from over. Since the rebellion, Bren Cameron's apartment in the capital has been occupied by an old noble family from the Southern district—the same district from which the coup was initiated. This family now claims loyalty to Tabini, but the aiji is dubious. To avoid conflict, Bren has decided to absent himself from the Bujavid and visit Najida, his country estate on the west coast.Tabini-aiji is training his young son in the traditional ways of the atevi, and has Cajeiri under strict supervision. But after two years in space, surrounded by human children, Cajeiri bristles in this boring environment. Desperate for freedom and adventure, disregarding the obvious danger, Cajeiri escapes the Bujavid with his young bodyguards and sets out to join Bren on the coast.Determined to insure his son's safety, Tabini recalls Ilisidi from her home in the East, asking her to find Cajeiri and secure him at Bren's estate. But it has been a long time since Bren has been to Najida, and the war has shifted allegiances in many quarters. A district that was once considered a safe haven may now be a trap. And with Bren, Cajeiri, and Ilisidi all under one roof and separated from their allies, that trap is now baited.The long-running Foreigner series can also be enjoyed by more casual genre readers in sub-trilogy installments. Conspirator is the 10th Foreigner novel. It is also the 1st book in the fourth subtrilogy.

Cherryh C J Foreigner  
обложка книги Ścieżka Sztyletów Ścieżka Sztyletów Jordan Robert Koło czasu  
обложка книги Cнежные неприятности (СИ) Cнежные неприятности (СИ)

Орфей никогда не любил Новый год и в этот раз чутье его не подвело. Празднование омрачилось проделками злобных ведьм и ребятам опять пришлось взять оружие в руки и спасать людей. И только для Софи это станет не просто рядовой разборкой с демонами, а возможностью вспомнить нечто важное… Вспомнить, где находиться ее дом.

Лебовски Редгрейн Темные Намерения  
обложка книги Cesta nožů Cesta nožů Jordan Robert Kolo Času  
обложка книги Crown of Midnight Crown of Midnight

Eighteen-year-old Celaena Sardothien is bold, daring and beautiful – the perfect seductress and the greatest assassin her world has ever known. But though she won the King’s contest and became his champion, Celaena has been granted neither her liberty nor the freedom to follow her heart. The slavery of the suffocating salt mines of Endovier that scarred her past is nothing compared to a life bound to her darkest enemy, a king whose rule is so dark and evil it is near impossible to defy. Celaena faces a choice that is tearing her heart to pieces: kill in cold blood for a man she hates, or risk sentencing those she loves to death. Celaena must decide what she will fight for: survival, love or the future of a kingdom. Because an assassin cannot have it all . . . And trying to may just destroy her.


Love or loathe Celaena, she will slice open your heart with her dagger and leave you bleeding long after the last page of this New York Times bestselling sequel, in what is undeniably THE hottest new fantasy series.

Maas Sarah J Throne of Glass  
обложка книги Contagious Contagious

From the acclaimed author of Infected comes an epic and exhilarating story of humanity’s secret battle against a horrific enemy.

Across America, a mysterious pathogen transforms ordinary people into raging killers, psychopaths driven by a terrifying, alien agenda. The human race fights back, yet after every battle the disease responds, adapts, using sophisticated strategies and brilliant ruses to fool its pursuers. The only possible explanation: the epidemic is driven not by evolution but by some malevolent intelligence.

Standing against this unimaginable threat is a small group, assembled under the strictest secrecy. Their best weapon is hulking former football star Perry Dawsey, left psychologically shattered by his own struggles with this terrible enemy, who possesses an unexplainable ability to locate the disease’s hosts. Violent and unpredictable, Perry is both the nation’s best hope and a terrifying liability. Hardened CIA veteran Dew Phillips must somehow forge a connection with him if they’re going to stand a chance against this maddeningly adaptable opponent. Alongside them is Margaret Montoya, a brilliant epidemiologist who fights for a cure even as she reels under the weight of endless horrors. These three and their team have kept humanity in the game, but that’s not good enough anymore, not when the disease turns contagious, triggering a fast countdown to Armageddon. Meanwhile, other enemies join the battle, and a new threat — one that comes from a most unexpected source — may ultimately prove the most dangerous of all.

Catapulting the reader into a world where humanity’s life span is measured in hours and the president’s finger hovers over the nuclear button, rising star Scott Sigler takes us on a breathtaking, hyper-adrenalized ride filled with terror and jaw-dropping action. Contagious is a truly grand work of suspense, science, and horror from a new master.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQpM4apJNPQ

Sigler Scott Infected  
обложка книги Contagious Contagious

From the acclaimed author of Infected comes an epic and exhilarating story of humanity’s secret battle against a horrific enemy.

Across America, a mysterious pathogen transforms ordinary people into raging killers, psychopaths driven by a terrifying, alien agenda. The human race fights back, yet after every battle the disease responds, adapts, using sophisticated strategies and brilliant ruses to fool its pursuers. The only possible explanation: the epidemic is driven not by evolution but by some malevolent intelligence.

Standing against this unimaginable threat is a small group, assembled under the strictest secrecy. Their best weapon is hulking former football star Perry Dawsey, left psychologically shattered by his own struggles with this terrible enemy, who possesses an unexplainable ability to locate the disease’s hosts. Violent and unpredictable, Perry is both the nation’s best hope and a terrifying liability. Hardened CIA veteran Dew Phillips must somehow forge a connection with him if they’re going to stand a chance against this maddeningly adaptable opponent. Alongside them is Margaret Montoya, a brilliant epidemiologist who fights for a cure even as she reels under the weight of endless horrors. These three and their team have kept humanity in the game, but that’s not good enough anymore, not when the disease turns contagious, triggering a fast countdown to Armageddon. Meanwhile, other enemies join the battle, and a new threat — one that comes from a most unexpected source — may ultimately prove the most dangerous of all.

Catapulting the reader into a world where humanity’s life span is measured in hours and the president’s finger hovers over the nuclear button, rising star Scott Sigler takes us on a breathtaking, hyper-adrenalized ride filled with terror and jaw-dropping action. Contagious is a truly grand work of suspense, science, and horror from a new master.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQpM4apJNPQ

Sigler Scott Infected  
обложка книги Crescendo of Doom Crescendo of Doom

Tyrenkov’s trip up the back stairway at Ilanskiy has led him to a most unexpected place, and now Karpov has a moment that could change all history within his grasp, and a means of getting his revenge on Ivan Volkov. Will he seize the day? Yet Tyrenkov has also brought something back with him that is of great importance, and Karpov soon learns more of the days ahead than any man alive could ever wish to know. Even so, Ivan Volkov has plans of his own, to take a massive airship fleet to Ilanskiy and seize the day himself. Can he succeed, or will Karpov become the ruin of all he had plotted and built in his long sojourn to the past.

Meanwhile, Anton Fedorov has a mind to become the next Lawrence of Arabia, and leads his mobile force to Raqqah to impede the German retreat, and in daring raids against the old Hejaz rail lines from Homs to Aleppo. As the battle for Syria continues, Erwin Rommel launches a sudden new offensive in North Africa, this time aimed at the vital port of Tobruk, and the Germans strive to crush the British defense in the Middle East in a mighty pincer attack. As these events play out, Hitler now plans to unleash his greatest attack of the war, Operation Barbarossa. The storm clouds of war darken the Russian border, and the thunder of the guns soon deafens the world, as the conflict rises in a dreadful Crescendo of Doom.

Schettler John A Kirov  
обложка книги Crescendo of Doom Crescendo of Doom

Tyrenkov’s trip up the back stairway at Ilanskiy has led him to a most unexpected place, and now Karpov has a moment that could change all history within his grasp, and a means of getting his revenge on Ivan Volkov. Will he seize the day? Yet Tyrenkov has also brought something back with him that is of great importance, and Karpov soon learns more of the days ahead than any man alive could ever wish to know. Even so, Ivan Volkov has plans of his own, to take a massive airship fleet to Ilanskiy and seize the day himself. Can he succeed, or will Karpov become the ruin of all he had plotted and built in his long sojourn to the past.

Meanwhile, Anton Fedorov has a mind to become the next Lawrence of Arabia, and leads his mobile force to Raqqah to impede the German retreat, and in daring raids against the old Hejaz rail lines from Homs to Aleppo. As the battle for Syria continues, Erwin Rommel launches a sudden new offensive in North Africa, this time aimed at the vital port of Tobruk, and the Germans strive to crush the British defense in the Middle East in a mighty pincer attack. As these events play out, Hitler now plans to unleash his greatest attack of the war, Operation Barbarossa. The storm clouds of war darken the Russian border, and the thunder of the guns soon deafens the world, as the conflict rises in a dreadful Crescendo of Doom.

Schettler John A Kirov  
обложка книги Courageux Courageux

Traquée par les Syndics, la flotte de l’Alliance poursuit son dangereux repli à travers l’espace ennemi. Le capitaine « Black jack » Geary tente désespérément de la ramener au bercail avec son précieux trophée, la clef de l’hypernet du Syndic, qui est aussi celle de la victoire… A la suite de ses combats répétés, la flotte perdue manque cruellement de matières premières pour usiner ses munitions. Un raid s’impose, mais quel mouvement opérer ensuite? Car les Syndics ont entrepris d’analyser les tactiques de Geary et il devient plus difficile de garder un coup d’avance. Non moins inquiétant, certains renseignements induisent qu’un troisième larron interviendrait sous le manteau dans cette guerre qui dure depuis cent ans : une puissance extraterrestre inconnue, dont le but pourrait être d’anéantir l’humanité entière.

Campbell Jack La flotte perdue, La Dentelle du Cygne  
обложка книги Ceux de nulle part Ceux de nulle part

Dans une « galaxie maudite », les Misliks, êtres métalliques (parents littéraires éloignés des « Ferromagnétaux » imaginés par J.-H. Rosny aîné dans « La mort de la Terre ») qui ne peuvent étendre leur empire qu’en éteignant les étoiles, affrontent les Hiss, êtres proches de l’Homme dont la vie est, comme la nôtre, basée sur le cycle du carbone … Un modeste scientifique terrien, le Docteur Clair, sera entraîné, bien malgré lui, à intervenir dans un conflit apparemment étranger à sa planète, dans un monde incommensurablement lointain, qui ne peut être atteint qu’à travers l’« ahun », le Non-Espace et le Non-Temps où flotte l’Espace-Temps. Francis Carsac est, avec Fred Hoyle, John Taine et Isaac Asimov, un des rares scientifiques à avoir écrit de la science-fiction et ce roman, dont l’intrigue est, en apparence, celle d’un banal « space opera », repose en fait sur une hypothèse rigoureusement étayée que Jacques Bergier salue du reste dans sa préface: celle d’un autre univers partageant avec le nôtre un super-espace et un super-temps. Ainsi, les Misliks, les Hiss et les Terriens sont-ils, les uns par rapport aux autres des « Êtres de Nulle Part et de Nul Temps » … Mais, si l’accent est mis sur la science, la fiction, elle, emporte le lecteur dans un passionnant « hyperespace-opera » où se mêlent aventure, humour et poésie.

Carsac Francis  
обложка книги Crocevia del crepuscolo Crocevia del crepuscolo Jordan Robert La Ruota del Tempo  
обложка книги Castle of Wizardry Castle of Wizardry Eddings David The Belgariad  
обложка книги Combat Combat

Космическая сага. Лента уже была заправлена. Коробка объемистая, надолго хватит. Может быть, еще и останется. После смерти стрелка. Зальц передернул затвор, щека коснулась теплого металла, пахнущего смазкой. Скоро он станет горячим от огня. От огня, который пустит кровь тем, бегущим полосатикам.

Колышкин Владимир  
обложка книги Combat Combat

Космическая сага. Лента уже была заправлена. Коробка объемистая, надолго хватит. Может быть, еще и останется. После смерти стрелка. Зальц передернул затвор, щека коснулась теплого металла, пахнущего смазкой. Скоро он станет горячим от огня. От огня, который пустит кровь тем, бегущим полосатикам.

Колышкин Владимир  
обложка книги Combat Combat

Космическая сага. Лента уже была заправлена. Коробка объемистая, надолго хватит. Может быть, еще и останется. После смерти стрелка. Зальц передернул затвор, щека коснулась теплого металла, пахнущего смазкой. Скоро он станет горячим от огня. От огня, который пустит кровь тем, бегущим полосатикам.

Колышкин Владимир  
обложка книги City Living City Living

A enchanting new short story from Hugo Award-winning author Will McIntosh.

Enter a world of moving cities. The war is over and Hitler is dead, but rumors are flying that Chicago has just attacked Boston. That Moscow has crossed into the US and attacked Chicago. And New York is on the way to chase down the Windy City. Some cities are rumbling that they don’t feel like part of the USA anymore.

But what form of energy is giving them the power of locomotion?

McIntosh Will  
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обложка книги Critical Dawn Critical Dawn

Some mysteries should stay buried.

A centuries old plan unfolds.

Archaeologists Pippa Quinn and Charlie Jackson find advanced technology in undisturbed 16th Century graves. A portent, the discovery precedes thousands of giant sinkholes opening up across the globe as extreme weather threatens the population. Charlie suspects the two are related.

Pippa, Charlie, and the rest of humanity will have to fight for survival, sacrificing the life they’ve known to protect Earth from an ancient and previously dormant enemy. Even that might not be enough as this new enemy exacts a plan that will change the course of humankind forever.

Critical Dawn is an apocalyptic ride to the very edge of human existence. Factions will battle for control of the Earth—if they can avoid the threat of extinction.

“Five stars! Epic sci-fi thriller with twists, scares, and non-stop action that’ll have you up ’til dawn!”

— David W. Wright co-author of the Yesterday’s Gone and WhiteSpace series.

Critical Dawn will consume you and not let you go until the very end. This is War of the Worlds if the aliens did not get sick and die, and it’s not just the aliens you have to worry about. Immensely enjoyable.”

— M. L. Banner, author of Stone Age.
From the Author

The second book in the series, Critical Path, is now out: www.amazon.com/dp/B00P73OGNM

Wearmouth Darren A, Barnes Colin F Critical  
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обложка книги Come All Ye Faithful Come All Ye Faithful

Finding a real congregation on Mars wasn’t going to be easy—in fact he had to admit it would be a miracle if it ever happened…

Sawyer Robert J  
обложка книги Critical Path Critical Path

Destroying the croatoan’s seat of power has grave consequences.

Earth is recovering after Denver and his group managed to stamp out the immediate alien threat. Now, Denver and his team, stationed in a liberated croatoan farm, plan to restore humanity as the dominant force. But when shocking information comes to light, they set off on an immediate mission north.

Earth faces destruction, unless bitter enemies can work together.

The team encounter a hybrid city, where humans and croatoans live and work together. It’s here in this strange new civilisation that Denver discovers there’s a bigger threat to the planet than the aliens already on the surface: something far more terrible is coming. It’ll be a race against the clock to defeat this new threat and Denver will need all the help he can get.

Critical Path is the exciting sequel to Critical Dawn.

Wearmouth Darren A, Barnes Colin F Critical  
обложка книги Critical Path Critical Path

Destroying the croatoan’s seat of power has grave consequences.

Earth is recovering after Denver and his group managed to stamp out the immediate alien threat. Now, Denver and his team, stationed in a liberated croatoan farm, plan to restore humanity as the dominant force. But when shocking information comes to light, they set off on an immediate mission north.

Earth faces destruction, unless bitter enemies can work together.

The team encounter a hybrid city, where humans and croatoans live and work together. It’s here in this strange new civilisation that Denver discovers there’s a bigger threat to the planet than the aliens already on the surface: something far more terrible is coming. It’ll be a race against the clock to defeat this new threat and Denver will need all the help he can get.

Critical Path is the exciting sequel to Critical Dawn.

Wearmouth Darren A, Barnes Colin F Critical  
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