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обложка книги Evolution Evolution

It's the job of a science fiction writer to visualize extrapolations of the future. But there are those who go far beyond, venturing into realms of breathtaking science. That kind of cutting edge talent is as rare as a supernova-and, in its own way, just as powerful. Arthur C. Clarke had it. So did William Gibson. Now, with Evolution, Stephen Baxter delivers what is sure to be one of the most talked-about books of the year-and shows once again why he belongs among the select company of science fiction writers who matter.

Stretching from the distant past into the remote future, from primordial Earth to the stars, Evolution is a soaring symphony of struggle, extinction, and survival, a dazzling epic that combines a dozen scientific disciplines and a cast of unforgettable characters to convey the grand drama of evolution in all its awesome majesty and rigorous beauty.

Sixty-five million years ago, when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, lived a small mammal, a proto-primate of the species Purgatorius. From this humble beginning, Baxter traces the human lineage forward through time. The adventure that unfolds is a gripping odyssey governed by chance and competition, a perilous journey to an uncertain destination along a route beset by sudden and catastrophic upheavals. It is a route that ends, for most species, in stagnation or extinction. Why should humanity escape this fate?

A generation from today, a group of concerned scientists-distant descendants of that primitive Purgatorius-gathers on a remote island to discuss this very question. The ceaseless expansion of human civilization has triggered an urgent environmental crisis that must be solved now if the Earth is to survive as a place hospitable to human life. But just when a peaceful solution seems within reach, two acts of shocking violence set in motion a cataclysmic chain of events that will expose the limitations of human intellect and adaptability in the face of the blind and implacable processes of Darwin's dangerous idea.

Baxter Stephen  
обложка книги Expendable Expendable Gardner James Alan League of Peoples  
обложка книги El palacio de la eternidad El palacio de la eternidad

El libro relata las aventuras y desventuras de Mack Tavernor, un terrestre que vive en un planeta alejado de las rutas comerciales de la Federación Terrestre.

Mack resulta ser un veterano de la guerra que los terrestres mantienen con los psitcanos, una raza alienígena que persigue nuestro exterminio.

También aparecen en escena los “egones” que vienen a ser como las almas de los humanos, que viven en el espacio sideral.

Aquí es donde el libro está mejor logrado, pues esto de los egones es una idea creo bastante original. Es bonito ver como estos seres tienen un papel crucial en la guerra contra los psitcanos, aunque su desenlace no esté bien resulto desde el punto de vista argumental.

Shaw Bob  
обложка книги El hombre en el laberinto El hombre en el laberinto

Una raza de arañas de extraordinaria inteligencia, de arañas pensantes, lo había transformado en un nuevo Minotauro. El representaba la única —y la última— esperanza del género humano, y era indispensable encontrarlo. Pero un objetivo semejante suponía internarse en un superlaberinto y realizar un trayecto cuyos riesgos y secretos excedían toda imaginación.

El hombre en el laberinto es, indiscutiblemente, la novela más inquietante y hermosa de Silvegberg, acaparador de premios Hugo y Nebula y uno de los escritores más audaces y polémicos de los últimos años.

Silverberg Robert  
обложка книги El martillo de Dios El martillo de Dios

En el siglo XXII, los humanos habitan la Luna y Marte; una veterana de guerra ha fundado Crislam, doctrina religiosa impartida a través de módulos de realidad virtual; no queda comida natural, pero reciclando desechos se consigue cualquier plato; los pisos son pequeños, pero el Papa se opone a cada nuevo avance…

La aparición de un asteoide que amenaza con caer sobre la tierra plantea el gran dilema de fondo: ¿hay que destruirlo en el espacio? ¿No será mejor dejar que caiga y contribuya a arreglar el problema de la superpoblación de la tierra?

Con esos elementos, Clarke recupera las dotes que lo convirtieron en maestro del género: perspicacia para plantear un futuro lejano pero ya visible, capacidad de retar al intelecto del lector al tiempo que lo entretiene, y una ironia cargada de ingenio contundente.

Clarke Arthur C  
обложка книги EINŠTEINA SMADZENES EINŠTEINA SMADZENES

JOZEFS NESVADBA

EINŠTEINA SMADZENES

IZDEVNIECĪBA «ZINĀTNE»RĪGA - 1968

A(CehcH) Ne 617

No čehu valodas tulkojusi AINA RUDZROGA

Mākslinieks G. KRUTOJS

Jozefs Nesvadba

Mūsu gadsimta otrajā pusē zinātniski fantastiskā li­teratūra attīstījusies visai strauji gan kvantitatīvi, gan kvalitatīvi. Sī parādība cieši saistīta ar straujajiem sa­biedrības attīstības tempiem un pārsteidzošajiem jaun­atklājumiem zinātnē un tehnikā. Par to liecina kaut vai tas, ka padomju (un ne tikai padomju) zinātniski fantastiskās literatūras attīstībai spēcīgu stimulu deva pirmie cilvēku lidojumi kosmosā. Šo literatūru raksturo tas, ka minimāli samazinājies atstatums starp dzīves īstenību un rakstnieka fantāziju. Ja Zila Verna romāni viņa laikabiedriem varēja likties kā nepiepildāma pa­saka, tad mūsdienu rakstnieku fantāzijas ainas — vai tie būtu piedzīvojumi, kas gaida cilvēkus, tā sakot, te­pat aiz nākamā ielas stūra, vai sastapšanās ar domā­jošām būtnēm tālumos, kas mērojami daudzos gais­mas gados, — vairs nav pretstatā reāli iespējamam. Otra raksturīga iezīme ir tā, ka zinātniskā fantastika kļuvusi par «nopietnu» literatūru. Ja no pagātnes man­tojuma par «īstu» literatūru varam uzskatīt tikai Zila Verna un Herberta Velsa darbus, padomju literatūrā Alekseja Tolstoja divus zinātniski fantastiskos romā­nus, tad patlaban zinātniskā fantastika ir kļuvusi par nopietnu un dedzīgu literāru diskusiju priekšmetu un tai pievērsušies īsti vārda mākslinieki, kas neilgā laikā kļuvuši pazīstami visā pasaulē. Tādi ir padomju rakst­nieki Ivans Jefremovs, brāļi Strugacki, tāds ir polis Staņislavs Lems, amerikānis Rejs Bredberijs. Kopš 1960. gada šiem pazīstamajiem rakstniekiem pievie­nojies arī čehs Jozefs Nesvadba.

Jozefs Nesvadba nav vairs nekāds iesācējs literatūrā, viņš ar to nodarbojas jau divdesmit gadu, taču pazīs­tams kļuva tieši ar saviem zinātniski fantastiskajiem >? darbiem. Nesvadba dzimis Prāgā 1926. gadā. Literāro darbību viņš sācis kā tulkotājs 1946. gadā, kad pa­rādās viņa tulkotā angļu klasiķa Kolridža «Dziesma par veco jūrnieku». Nesvadba daudz tulko arī jaunāko angļu poēziju, šai pašā laikā saraksta arī vairākas lugas, kuras gan tiek izrādītas tikai uz provinces skatu­vēm. Viņš dramatizē arī Zila Verna romānu «80 dienās apkārt zemeslodei» (vēlāk šim pašam darbam pievēršas pazīstamais čehu dramatiķis Pāvels Kohouts). Pirmā Nesvadbas prozas grāmata, zinātniski fantastisku stāstu krājums «Tarzāna nāve», iznāk 1958. gadā. Jau ar šo pirmo grāmatu Nesvadba iekaro lasītāju un kri­tikas atzinību. Nākamajā gadā iznāk Nesvadbas de-

tektivstāsts «Atgadījums ar zelta Budu», kas izdots arī Padomju Savienībā (ukraiņu valodā). Vēl pēc gada — 1960. gadā — nāk klaja zinātniski fantastisko stāstu grāmata «Einšteina smadzenes». Drīz vien abas šīs stāstu grāmatas parādās atkartotā izdevumā. Atse­višķi stāsti no šīm grāmatām drīzumā parādās arī ār­zemju izdevumos. 1962. gadā iznāk trešā, pagaidām pēdējā Nesvadbas zinātniski fantastisko stāstu grā­mata «Ceļojums pagātnē». Izlasē, ar kuru tagad iepa­zīstas latviešu lasitajs, uzņemti stāsti no visiem trim Nesvadbas zinātniski fantastisko stāstu krājumiem.

Beidzot 1964. gadā nāk klajā Nesvadbas pats jaunā­kais darbs — stāsts «Dialogs ar doktoru Dongu», ko Cehoslovakijas kritika atzist par nozīmīgu darbu, par labāko, kādu Nesvadba līdz šim uzrakstījis.

Nesvadbas darbi izdoti Padomju Savienībā. Polijā. Rumānijā, Ungārijā, Vācijā, Francijā, Itālijā, Amerikas Savienotajās Valstīs. Viņu atzīst par vienu no labāka­jiem zinātniski fantastiskās literatūras autoriem kā Cehoslovakijā, tā visā pasaulē. Stāsti «Tarzāna nāve», «Ksēnemindes idiots» un «Pazaudētā seja» (latviski iz­dotajā izlasē tas nav uzņemts) noderējuši par pamatu filmu scenārijiem; filmas Cehoslovakijā guvušas labus panākumus.

Pēc profesijas Nesvadba ir ārsts. Par ārstu viņš strādā kopš 1950. gada un pēdējos gados pievērsies psihiatrijai. Tātad daudzajiem pazīstamajiem ārstiem literātiem pievienojies vēl viens.

Kas raksturīgs Jozefa Nesvadbas daiļradei, kuras lielākā dala ir tieši zinātniski fantastiskie stāsti? Mek­lējot atbildi uz šo jautājumu, citēsim dažas rindas no čehu laikrakstā «Literārai noviny» ievietotā ziņojuma par 1963. gadā Vašingtonā notikušo kongresu, kurā apspriestas zinātniski fantastiskās literatūras problēmas: «Zinātniski fantastiskās literatūras autori laikam ir jau izgudrojuši visu, ko vien iespējams izgudrot, un šai literatūrai draud atkārtošanās, līdz ar to ari sastin­gums. Tāpēc no zinātniskām un tehniskām problēmām ir jāatgriežas atkal pie cilvēka.» Tāds esot bijis kon­gresa aicinājums. Var jau strīdēties par to, vai šāds spriedums par zinātnisko fantastiku ir pamatots, taču, runājot par Nesvadbas stāstiem, jāatzīst, ka viņš savā dai|radē šo aicinājumu izpildījis. Protams, arī citu mūsdienu zinātnisko fantastu darbos cilvēks, viņa do­mas, jūtas, pārdzīvojumi ieņem arvien svarīgāku vietu. Bet tikpat nozīmīgi šajos darbos ir arī dažādi tehni­kas brīnumi, kas bieži vien tiek aprakstīti visai rūpīgi, ar apbrīnojamu erudīciju, jo autori sīki jo sīki iepazi­nušies ar mūsdienu fizikas un tehnikas atziņām un sa­sniegumiem, nereti pat ir īsti speciālisti šajās nozarēs. Nesvadba zinātniskās fantastikas autoru vidū laikam gan ir vienīgais, kurš nepavisam neinteresējas par teh­niskajiem jautājumiem, neizgudro nekādas mašīnas Viņš pret tehniku izturas gandrīz vai ar tīšu nevērību. Viņam raksturīgi tādi izteicieni kā «ar īpašiem aparā­tiem», «ar speciālu ierīci». Tas ir viss. Kas tie par apa­rātiem, kas par ierīcēm, tas Nesvadbam nav svarīgi. No viņa stāstiem negūstām ne mazākā priekšstata ne par kosmisko kuģi, kurā ce|o kapteinis Nemo, ne par in­ženiera Bauera automātu, nedz par «Vēstures iznīcinā­šanas tresta» automašīnu, kas stāsta varoni aizved atpaka| pagātnē. Nesvadbam svarīgs ir tikai cilvēks. Ir jau gandrīz tā, ka viņa stāstus pat īsti nevarētu pieskaitīt zinātniski fantastiskajai literatūrai. Uz to no­rāda arī rakstnieks pats priekšvārdā savas stāstu izla­ses izdevumam krievu valodā: «… padomju lasītājs pratis novērtēt šos stāstus arī bez maniem paskaidro­jumiem un sapratīs, kas tiem ir kopīgs ar fantastiku … un kas ar «normālo literatūru», tiesa gan, formas ziņā mazliet neparastu.» Ar fantastiku šiem stāstiem kopīga vide, kurā darbojas Nesvadbas varoņi, notikumi, kuri šajā vidē risinās. Ja mūsdienu zinātniski fantastiskās literatūras autori lasītāju parasti aizved krietni tālā nākotnē, tad laba daļa Nesvadbas stāstu attiecas uz mūsu gadsimtu, reizēm tikai viņš pavirza notikumus dažus gadu desmitus uz priekšu, reizēm pakāpjas da­žus gadu desmitus atpakaļ. Ir Nesvadbam arī stāsti, kuros trūkst jebkura fantastikas elementa. Tāds, piemē­ram, ir stāsts «Tabu». Atombumbu izmēģinājumu rezul­tātā radusies radioaktivitāte, kas draud ar bojā eju ne vien cilvēkiem, bet visai dzīvajai radībai — tā nav fantastika, bet realitāte. Vispār visa Nesvadbas prob­lemātika, arī tad, ja stāstu darbība risinās tālā nā­kotnē, ir aktuāla jau mūsdienām. Pat vairāk: problēma, kas atkal un atkal nodarbina Nesvadbu, literatūrā ir bijusi svarīga un nozīmīga arvien, visos laikos. Viena doma, viena ideja apvieno šajā izlasē ievietotos stās­tus. īsi izsakāma tā būtu varbūt šādi: cilvēkam ir jā­būt īstam cilvēkam, šo tēmu Nesvadba risina dažādos aspektos — gan, tā sakot, sadzīves plāksnē, kad viņš runā par cilvēku savstarpējām attiecībām (stāsts «Tar- zāna nāve»), gan dziļi filozofiski, kad viņš runā par mūsdienu tehnikas un zinātnes ietekmi uz cilvēkiem, par mūsdienu civilizācijas sasniegumiem un ļaunumiem, kas pavada šos sasniegumus. Šai pēdējai problēmai Nesvadbas daiļradē ir vislielākā nozīme, tai veltīta lielum lielā daļa krājumā ievietoto stāstu. Mūsdienu zinātnes ārkārtīgi straujā attīstība, lielā specializācija, kad problēmu loks, ar kuru katrs atsevišķs cilvēks no­darbojas, kļūst arvien šaurāks, bieži ir par cēloni tam, ka sašaurinās arī cilvēka garīgais apvārsnis. «Vai mēs jau esam tik vienpusīgi, ka pat avīzēs lasām tikai to informāciju, kam ir sakars ar mūsu specialitāti? Un tad mēs katrs savādāk iztēlojamies savu pasauli un vairāk dzīvojam savā darbā nekā savā ģimenē, savā pil­sētā vai zemē.» Tā sūdzas stāsta «Uzvara Romā» varo­nis. Dabas skaistums, māksla, sports, ģimene, tuvi­nieki — viss, kam nav sakara ar viņu specialitāti, no šiem cilvēkiem atvirzās arvien tālāk. Rakst­nieks nebūt nedomā, ka šajā vienpusībā, šai dzīvē, kam trūkst īstās dzīves bagātības un krāšņuma, vainīgi būtu paši tie cilvēki, kas šādu dzīvi dzivo. «Kā tad mūsu civilizācijā īsti ir ar cilvēka smadzenēm? Vai tās spēj apgūt to, ko pašas paveic? Vai tiek līdzi pašas savam tempam?» Bija laiki, kad viens cilvēks varēja būt speciālists vairākās loti atšķirīgās zinātņu nozarēs. Mūsdienās pat kāda šaura vienas zinātnes nozare «jau ir k|uvusi pārāk plaša vienam cilvēkam», kā apgalvo Gvena stāstā «Uzvara Romā». Kā šajā civilizācijā cilvēkam iespējams dzīvot bagātu, pilnvērtīgu dzīvi? Diemžēl, jāatzīst, ka Nesvadba nedod īstu atbildi uz šo jautājumu, kas viņu visai nodarbina. Uz rakstnieku pašu var attiecināt vārdus, ko saka tā paša stāsta «Uz­vara Romā» varonis (šajā stāstā visskaidrāk, kaut arī pārāk vienkāršotā veidā, ar humoru risināta šī cilvēka vienpusības problēma): «Es tikai vēlējos vērst sabied­rības uzmanību uz briesmām, kas mūsdienās uzglūn vi­siem un atņem mums iespēju dzīvot pilnvērtigu dzīvi.» Jā, īstu atbildi Nesvadba nedod, viņš tikai brīdina, liek ieskatīties pašiem sevī un domāt. Cilvēks nedrīkst kļūt par robotu — visskaudrāk šis brīdinājums izskan stāstā «Absolūtā mašīna». Sai pašā stāstā Nesvadba skar arī jautājumu par zinātnieka atbildību cilvēces priekšā. Tas ir jautājums, kas mūsdienās, kad daudzi lieliski zinātnes atklājumi ir kā abpusēji griezīgs zo­bens — tie var sniegt cilvēcei pasakainus labumus, var arī iznīcināt visu dzīvību zemes virsū — ir loti nozī­mīgs un aktuāls.

Lasot Nesvadbas stāstus, reizēm var likties, ka viņš pārāk pesimistiski raugās uz mūsdienu civilizāciju, ka viņš tehnikas attīstībā saskata vairāk Jauna nekā laba. Šķiet, ka rakstnieks pārāk daudz skatījies uz kapitā­listisko civilizāciju, kur cilvēks tiešām bieži vien pār­vēršas par tādu mašīnas vergu. Tomēr Nesvadba nebūt neaicina, lai cilvēki, meklējot glābiņu no civilizācijā sastopamiem trūkumiem, atgriežas «dabas klēpī», sāk dzīvot pirmatnēju dzīvi, par kādu sapņo Presls stāstā «Absolūtā mašīna», uzskatīdams šādu dzīvi par vienīgo glābiņu no «robotiem», kas mīt cilvēkā pašā, vai ari lords Esdeils («Pa sniega cilvēka pēdām»), kurš zaudē ticību saprātam, tiklīdz viņa slavinātā kapitālistiskā civilizācija un kapitālistiskā sabiedriskā iekārta pavēr- šas pret viņu pašu. Nē, nevis jābēg, nevis jāatsakās no civilizācijas un jāpamet cilvēku sabiedrība, bet jālūko šī sabiedrība pārveidot (stāsta notikumi risinās trīs­desmito gadu saimnieciskās krīzes laikā), lai visi cil­vēki būtu laimīgi. Nesvadba tic cilvēces nākotnei, kad gudras mašīnas būs cilvēkus atbrīvojušas no smaga, nogurdinoša darba, kad katrs cilvēks varēs nodoties ra­došam darbam, likt lietā visas savas spējas un ta­lantu, dzīvot īstu, pilnvērtīgu, cilvēka cienīgu dzīvi.

Kāpēc Nesvadba pats nosauc savus stāstus par «for­mas ziņā mazliet neparastiem»? Nesvadbas rakstības paņēmiens tiešām ir "patnējs. Viņa stāstus visdrīzāk varētu nosaukt par tādām kā līdzībām. Parasti daiļ­darba ideju pauž tēloto cilvēku rīcība, domas, pārdzī­vojumi. Protams, tas ir arī Nesvadbas stāstos. Viņa cilvēki nav mākslīgi konstruēti ēnu tēli, tie ir dzīvi radījumi ar miesu un asinim, tie veidojas un attīstās. Taču aiz visiem notikumiem, kuros darbojas Nesvad­bas varoņi, varam saskatīt tādu kā «otro plānus. Stāsta notikumus, varoņus, to rīcību varam tulkot, un šajā tulkojumā ideja atklājas tieša un kaila, mākslas tēlos neietērpta.

Interesanta Nesvadbas stāstos ir jau pazīstamu si­žetu un tēlu izmantošana. So pazīstamo sižetu un tēlu viņš tikai mazliet pagriež, parāda no citas puses, un tas pēkšņi atspīd gluži citā gaisma, iegūst gluži citu jēgu. Visspilgtākais piemērs te ir sen zināmais, cik reižu izmantotais Tarzāns. Šķiet, nevarētu ne iedomā­ties, ka apnikušo, novazāto, banālo Tarzānu varētu pa­darīt par traģisku varoni. Nesvadba to izdara. Kāda sāpīga smeldze, kāds dziļš traģisms ir viņa Tarzānā, cilvēkā, kas kapitālistiskās sabiedrības džungļos meklē, bet neatrod īstu cilvēcību un, to neatradis, aiziet bojā. Tikpat pazīstams, jau daudz reižu izmantots ir sižets par laika mašīnu, kas cilvēku aizved atpakaļ pagātnē. Nesvadba to izmantojis, piešķirdams vecajam sižetam pavisam jaunu jēgu un saturu.

Kā jau minējām, ne visi Nesvadbas spriedumi būtu atzīstami par pareiziem. Taču Nesvadba rosina lasītāja domu, liek vērot pašam sevi un pasauli un meklēt pa­tiesību.

A. Rudzroga

Priekšvārds izdevumam krievu valodā

Dārgie draugi!

Rakstīt priekšvārdu savām grāmatām vienmēr ir grūti. Patiešām: ko gan vērts grāmatas, kam vajadzīgi šādi vai tādi autora paskaidrojumi? Visi paskaidro­jumi liecinātu vienīgi par to, ka grāmata nav pilnvēr­tīga. Tomēr tajos gadījumos, kad runa ir par tulkoju­miem, īpaši tad, ja tie domāti padomju lasītājam, viss ir citādi. Tādās reizēs rakstnieks it īpaši skaidri apzi­nās savu atbildību. Viņam nemaz nav vajadzīgs daudz prātot ne par to, ko gribējis vai nav gribējis pateikt, nedz par fabulu un raksturiem. Pietiek iedomāt nedzirdēti lielās tirāžas, kas liecina, cik milzīga ir pa­domju ļaužu interese par rakstīto vārdu. Gribētos pie-

minēt arī padomju lasītāja lielo prasīgumu, ja vien man viņš nebūtu jāiepazistina ar savu paša grāmatu, jo tad jau es glaimotu pats sev. Es tomēr ticu, ka padomju la­sītājs pratīs novērtēt šos stāstus arī bez maniem pa­skaidrojumiem un sapratīs, kas tiem ir kopīgs ar fan­tastiku jeb, ja lietojam moderno vārdu, ar science fiction un kas ar «normālo literatūru», tiesa gan, for­mas ziņā mazliet neparastu. Ar tiem, kas redzējuši filmu «Tarzāna nāve», mēs sastapsimies kā veci pazi­ņas. Bet visiem pārējiem varu sacīt vienīgi to: lab­dien, priecājos iepazīties, nepacietīgi gaidu jūsu sprie­dumu.

Jozefs Nesvadba

NESVADBA JOZEFS  
обложка книги EKSPEDĪCIJA UZ ZEMI EKSPEDĪCIJA UZ ZEMI

EKSPEDĪCIJA UZ ZEMI

IZDEVNIECĪBA «ZINĀTNE» RĪGA 1968

Сборники англо-американской фантастики

«ЭКСПЕДИЦИЯ НА ЗЕМЛЮ» и

«ТУННЕЛЬ ПОД МИРОМ» Издательство «Мир» Москва 1965

«экспедиция на землю»

Издательство «Зинатне» На латышском языке

MĀKSLINIECE M.RĪKMANE

Šī grāmata pirmo reizi latviešu valodā sniedz aptverošāku pārskatu par angļu un amerikāņu fantastika. Šā literatūras žanra cienītāji tiksies ar 9 mazāk pa­zīstamiem autoriem (desmitais ir A. Azimovs, kura grā­mata «Es, robots» iznāca 1967. gadā).

Ar ko varētu patikt viņu darbi? Ar aktuālu tēma (piemēram, cilvēks un tehnika, cilvēks izplatījumā u. c.) risinājumu no dažādiem redzes viedokļiem, ar dažu parādību humoristisku skatījumu, ar aizraujošu sižetu, vārdu sakot, — ar daudz ko. Cerams, ka, aizve­rot šo grāmatu, ikvienam atmiņā būs palicis kaut kas skaists vai pārdomām rosinošs. Un, ja tā būs, varēsim pārliecināti teikt, ka «Ekspedīcija uz Zemi» savu mērķi — lasītāja sirdi sasniegusi.

jums  
обложка книги EKSTRAKLASES PILOTS EKSTRAKLASES PILOTS

EKSTRAKLASES PILOTS

V.MIHAILOVS

VMIHAILOVS  
обложка книги Ķeceris Ķeceris

Duglass Prestons

Ķeceris

Duglasa Prestona jaunākais romāns norauj Dievam togu, un pāri paliek vien atbildes uz visdziļākajiem jautājumiem par cilvēka eksistenci… Kāpēc mēs esam šeit? Publishers Weekly Duglasa Prestona veikumu dēvē par izcilu meistardarbu. Latvijā jau iecienītas vairākas Duglasa Prestona, kā arī viņa literārā partnera Linkolna Čailda grāmatas: "Tiranozauru kanjons", "Tumsas rats", "Kodekss" un citas.

Dziļi Arizonas kalnā izbūvētais lielākais daļiņu paātrinātājs pasaulē izmeklēs pašu radīšanas brīdi - Lielo sprādzienu.

"Izabella", Nobela prēmijas laureāta Gregorija Norta Hazēliusa lolojums, ir visdārgākā iekārta pasaulē. Vai tā atklās Visuma noslēpumus? Bet varbūt tā iesūks zemeslodi miniatūrā melnajā caurumā, kā daži brīdina?

Ietekmīgais TV evaņģēlists Dons Speitss uzskata, ka tas varētu būt sātanisks mēģinājums apgāzt Pirmajā Mozus grāmatā teikto un apstrīdēt Dieva tiesības uz debesu troni.

Tuvojas diena, kad Hazēliuss kopā ar divpadsmit zinātniekiem ieslēgs "Izabellu". Visa pasaule gaida, aizturējusi elpu…

Biedejoši reāls darbs. Aizraujošs un spriedzes pārpilns. Prestons, kā vienmēr, pārspēj pats sevi.

Stīvens Kūntss, Latvijas TOP 10 romāna "Vīrs" autors.

 Grāmatā "Ķeceris" Duglass Prestons noteikti aizgājis par tālu. Baidos, ka par šo darbu viņam tā vai citādi nāksies degt

ugunīs.

Linkolns Čailds,

KONTINENTS RĪGA

Duglasa Prestona romāna "Ķeceris" publicēšanas tiesības pieder "Apgādam "Kontinents""

No angļu valodas tulkojis Uldis šens Vāka dizains Kristiāns Šics

© Tulkojums latviešu valoda, mākslinieciskais noformējums, "Apgāds "Kontinents"", 2008

Prisilai,

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ISBN 978-9984-35-432-3

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Prestons Duglass  
обложка книги El arca de la redención El arca de la redención

Estamos a comienzos del siglo XXVII. Hace cincuenta años, el hombre puso en marcha un antiguo sistema alienígena que detectaba el nacimiento de formas de vida inteligentes. Los inhibidores llevan mucho tiempo esperando, pero ahora se preparan para volver…

Mientras tanto, una fuerza desconocida ha sembrado el terror en el Sanctasanctórum de los combinados. A medida que la naturaleza de la nueva amenaza se vuelve más clara, Clavain, uno de sus guerreros, empieza a plantearse que es hora de volver al combate. En Resurgam se ha descubierto un cargamento de armas devastadoras que podrían ser utilizadas para el bien de la Humanidad, pero alguien ya ha logrado hacerse con su control…

Reynolds Alastair Espacio revelación, Solaris Ficción  
обложка книги Egyenjogú rítusok Egyenjogú rítusok

Dob Kvartély, a varázsló még megtette kötelességét, mielőtt a Halál megkopogtatta vállát csontkezével; továbbadta mágikus botját egy nyolcadik fiú nyolcadik fiának. Kollegái balszerencséjére a mágia e soviniszta (ha nem is nőgyűlölő) világában elfelejtette megvizsgálni az újszülött gyermek nemét…

Pratchett Terry Korongvilág  
обложка книги Eye of the Storm Eye of the Storm

In an instant the world changed for Lieutenant General Michael O’Neal. His beloved Corps of the last remaining ACS destroyed beneath the guns of the Fleet, his staff shot before his eyes, arrested on the charge of war crimes, he faces a short,one-sided, trail, a trip to the Fleet Penal Facility and a bullet to the back of the head while trying to ‘escape’.

General Tam Wesley faces trying one of the most beloved heroes in Federation, not mention a friend of decades, on trumped up charges. He alternative is having the last coprs of humans that haven’t sold their souls to the Darhel be taken apart like a chicken.

Then he finds out the bad news…

With a new invasion from a previously unknown race threatening the Federation capital, Darhel Tir Dal Ron faces his ultimate nightmare: He is going to have to reinstate the one man human soldiers trust, a man with the power and knowledge to destroy the Darhel oligarchy forever. And instead convince him, against all logic, to save the Darhel. Somebody is going to die. General Michael O’Neal, Supreme Commander, Federation Forces, just has to pick.

Ringo John Legacy of the Aldenata  
обложка книги Emerald Sea Emerald Sea

In the future the world was a paradise — and then, in a moment, it ended. The council that controlled the Net fell out and went to war, while people who had never known a moment of want or pain were left wondering how to survive. Duke Edmund Talbot has been assigned a simple mission: Go to the Southern Isles and make contact with the scattered mer-folk-those who, before the worldwide collapse of technology, had altered their bodies in the shape of mythical sea-dwelling creatures. He must convince them to side with the Freedom Coalition in the battles against the fascist dictators of New Destiny: Just a simple diplomatic mission. That requires the service of a dragon-carrier and Lieutenant Herzer Herrick, the most blooded of the Blood Lords-because New Destiny has plans of its own.


The fast-paced sequel to There Will be Dragons is a rollicking adventure above and below the high seas with dragons, orcas, beautiful mermaids — and the irrepressible Bast the Wood Elf, a cross between Legolas and Mae West.

Ringo John The Counsil Wars  
обложка книги Emerald Sea Emerald Sea

In the future the world was a paradise — and then, in a moment, it ended. The council that controlled the Net fell out and went to war, while people who had never known a moment of want or pain were left wondering how to survive. Duke Edmund Talbot has been assigned a simple mission: Go to the Southern Isles and make contact with the scattered mer-folk-those who, before the worldwide collapse of technology, had altered their bodies in the shape of mythical sea-dwelling creatures. He must convince them to side with the Freedom Coalition in the battles against the fascist dictators of New Destiny: Just a simple diplomatic mission. That requires the service of a dragon-carrier and Lieutenant Herzer Herrick, the most blooded of the Blood Lords-because New Destiny has plans of its own.


The fast-paced sequel to There Will be Dragons is a rollicking adventure above and below the high seas with dragons, orcas, beautiful mermaids — and the irrepressible Bast the Wood Elf, a cross between Legolas and Mae West.

Ringo John The Counsil Wars  
обложка книги Emerald Sea Emerald Sea

In the future the world was a paradise — and then, in a moment, it ended. The council that controlled the Net fell out and went to war, while people who had never known a moment of want or pain were left wondering how to survive. Duke Edmund Talbot has been assigned a simple mission: Go to the Southern Isles and make contact with the scattered mer-folk-those who, before the worldwide collapse of technology, had altered their bodies in the shape of mythical sea-dwelling creatures. He must convince them to side with the Freedom Coalition in the battles against the fascist dictators of New Destiny: Just a simple diplomatic mission. That requires the service of a dragon-carrier and Lieutenant Herzer Herrick, the most blooded of the Blood Lords-because New Destiny has plans of its own.


The fast-paced sequel to There Will be Dragons is a rollicking adventure above and below the high seas with dragons, orcas, beautiful mermaids — and the irrepressible Bast the Wood Elf, a cross between Legolas and Mae West.

Ringo John The Counsil Wars  
обложка книги East of the Sun, West of the Moon East of the Sun, West of the Moon

When the council that controlled the world spanning computer Mother fell out in civil war, it plunged the world in an instant from high-tech utopia to medieval nightmare. Now Herzer Herrick and Megan Trevante have been assigned the mission to capture the spaceship that supplies the fuel for the whole world. Given that Herzer vaguely thinks orbital decay is something having to do with teeth it should be… interesting. With all the usual combat expected in a John Ringo novel, East of the Sun and West of the Moon sheds new light on the bizarre relationship between Herzer and Megan, the politics of the new born world and fascinating details of space technology.

Ringo John The Counsil Wars  
обложка книги East of the Sun, West of the Moon East of the Sun, West of the Moon

When the council that controlled the world spanning computer Mother fell out in civil war, it plunged the world in an instant from high-tech utopia to medieval nightmare. Now Herzer Herrick and Megan Trevante have been assigned the mission to capture the spaceship that supplies the fuel for the whole world. Given that Herzer vaguely thinks orbital decay is something having to do with teeth it should be… interesting. With all the usual combat expected in a John Ringo novel, East of the Sun and West of the Moon sheds new light on the bizarre relationship between Herzer and Megan, the politics of the new born world and fascinating details of space technology.

Ringo John The Counsil Wars  
обложка книги East of the Sun, West of the Moon East of the Sun, West of the Moon

When the council that controlled the world spanning computer Mother fell out in civil war, it plunged the world in an instant from high-tech utopia to medieval nightmare. Now Herzer Herrick and Megan Trevante have been assigned the mission to capture the spaceship that supplies the fuel for the whole world. Given that Herzer vaguely thinks orbital decay is something having to do with teeth it should be… interesting. With all the usual combat expected in a John Ringo novel, East of the Sun and West of the Moon sheds new light on the bizarre relationship between Herzer and Megan, the politics of the new born world and fascinating details of space technology.

Ringo John The Counsil Wars  
обложка книги Encounter Group Encounter Group

Close Encounters

Is it a space odyssey or a spaced-out hoax? The answer isn't clear, but this much is certain: a stranger from a strange land has come to earth and recruited a squadron of space cadets to launch a campaign against America's nuclear arsenal. The gravity of the situation prompts Harold W. Smith, director of the top-secret government agency CURE, to order Remo and Chiun to blast the scheme out of orbit.

And it should be just a routine assignment for the world's top assassins. Only Chiun believes the alien is fulfilling an ancient legend of Sinanju, and he takes off to join the space colony. And all at once Remo finds himself not only at odds with his mentor, but single-handedly trying to stave off the war of the worlds!


Murphy Warren, Sapir Richard The Destroyer  
обложка книги Engines of Destruction Engines of Destruction

In the wake of several dangerous railroad accidents where a masked samurai swordsman is seen repeatedly, Dr. Harold Smith sends his associates Remo Williams and Master Chiun to pose as DOT investigators.


Murphy Warren, Sapir Richard The Destroyer  
обложка книги Earthmen Bearing Gifts Earthmen Bearing Gifts

Mars had gifts to offer and Earth had much in return—if delivery could be arranged!

Brown Fredric  
обложка книги Earthmen Bearing Gifts Earthmen Bearing Gifts

Mars had gifts to offer and Earth had much in return—if delivery could be arranged!

Brown Fredric  
обложка книги Exultant Exultant

In humankind’s Third Expansion, the species has spread throughout the galaxy and assimilated all challengers but the mysterious Xeelee; in a 20,000-year stalemate, humans have kept them at bay in the galaxy’s center. Time travel (used by both sides to gather intelligence) creates numerous “drafts” of time lines, but apart from this uncertainty the endless war has brought about a strangely static human society. Soldiers and pilots are bred in vats near the Front and taught only war; few survive past their teens. When Prius, a young pilot, captures a Xeelee ship and takes it to the recent past for study, an innovative program is begun to develop new weapons technology. While Prius Blue (the pilot from the future time line, now stuck in this one) is sent to the Front, the younger Prius Red (from this time line) must travel throughout the solar system with an eccentric but brilliant scientist in a quest for knowledge needed for the anti-Xeelee weapon. Working with widely differing elements of society, Red learns many secrets he’d rather not know, adjusts to new knowledge, and grows into a leadership role: he heads up Exultant, the elite squadron tasked with deploying the new weapon. Even in a genre characterized by unfettered imagination, Baxter’s future universe is extraordinary in its depth, breadth, and richness of invention. Cutting-edge physics, subtle humor, time-travel paradoxes, and loopy twists combine to give readers a wonderfully original sci-fi experience. It can be read independently of Coalescent, which is set in the same universe but mostly in the present age.

Baxter Stephen Destiny's Children  
обложка книги Expedition zur Sonne Expedition zur Sonne Clement Hal  
обложка книги Everdark Everdark

When Savannah tattoo artists Riley Poe is ambushed by an undead enemy, she inherits some of the traits of her attackers-and a telepathic link with a rampaging vampire. Now, she's experiencing murder after murder through the victims' eyes. And her new powers will not be enough to stop the horror-or the unending slaughter...

Jasper Elle The Dark Ink Chronicles  
обложка книги Everdark Everdark

When Savannah tattoo artists Riley Poe is ambushed by an undead enemy, she inherits some of the traits of her attackers-and a telepathic link with a rampaging vampire. Now, she's experiencing murder after murder through the victims' eyes. And her new powers will not be enough to stop the horror-or the unending slaughter...

Jasper Elle The Dark Ink Chronicles  
обложка книги Evolution's Darling Evolution's Darling

Darling, an astronavigational control unit, wants to know if a clone has a soul. Two hundred years and one artificial body later, he is off in search of a dead artist, a living artwork, and the forces behind a mystery that spans the universe.

Westerfeld Scott  
обложка книги Evermore Evermore

Since a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever can see auras, hear people's thoughts, and know a person's life story by touch. Going out of her way to shield herself from human contact to suppress her abilities has branded her as a freak at her new high school — but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste.

Ever sees Damen and feels an instant recognition. He is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy, and he holds many secrets. Damen is able to make things appear and disappear, he always seems to know what she's thinking — and he's the only one who can silence the noise and the random energy in her head. She doesn't know who he really is — or what he is. Damen equal parts light and darkness, and he belongs to an enchanted new world where no one ever dies.

l Alyson The Immortals  
Eurocon 2008. Убить Чужого

«Еврокон» - традиционная конференция профессионалов и любителей фантастики всей Европы. В 2008 году этот престижный форум впервые пройдет в России. Тринадцать самых популярных русских фантастов приняли предложение участвовать в проекте, посвященном этому уникальному событию. Сначала каждый из них написал рассказ на любимую читателями тему - «Убить Чужого». После чего создал отповедь одному из ксенофобских текстов, со всей толерантностью пытаясь «Спасти Чужого». В результате творческого соревнования авторов появился двухтомник, одну из книг которого мы предлагаем вашему вниманию.Роман Валерьевич Злотников , Владимир Дмитриевич Михайлов , Евгений Юрьевич Лукин , Александр Николаевич Громов , Александр Зорич , Ирина Сергеевна Андронати , Владимир Николаевич Васильев , Алексей Юрьевич Пехов , Леонид Александрович Каганов , Олег Игоревич Дивов , Вадим Юрьевич Панов , Андрей Геннадьевич Лазарчук , Василий Головачев , Сергей Васильевич Лукьяненко

Лукьяненко Сергей Eurocon 2008  
обложка книги Eurocon 2008. Спасти чужого Eurocon 2008. Спасти чужого

«Еврокон» - традиционная конференция профессионалов и любителей фантастики всей Европы. В 2008 году этот престижный форум впервые пройдет в России.Тринадцать самых популярных русских фантастов приняли предложение участвовать в проекте, посвященном этому уникальному событию. Сначала каждый из них написал рассказ на любимую читателями тему - «Убить чужого». После чего создал отповедь одному из ксенофобских текстов, со всей толерантностью пытаясь «Спасти чужого». В результате творческого соревнования авторов появился двухтомник. Одну из книг мы предлагаем вашему вниманию.Роман Валерьевич Злотников , Владимир Дмитриевич Михайлов , Евгений Юрьевич Лукин , Александр Николаевич Громов , Александр Зорич , Ирина Сергеевна Андронати , Владимир Николаевич Васильев , Алексей Юрьевич Пехов , Леонид Александрович Каганов , Олег Игоревич Дивов , Андрей Геннадьевич Лазарчук , Вадим Юрьевич Панов , Василий Головачев , Сергей Васильевич Лукьяненко

Лукьяненко Сергей Eurocon 2008  
обложка книги Ed egli maledisse lo scandalo Ed egli maledisse lo scandalo

Definire insolito un romanzo di fantascienza, e raccomandarlo come tale ai lettori, può sembrare il colmo dell’ingenuità e del semplicismo. Eppure è proprio quest’aggettivo, insolito, che conviene prima di ogni altro al lungo e straordinario romanzo che presentiamo in questo numero di Natale: insolito per l’intreccio, d’una semplicità, e nello stesso tempo d’una sapienza unica nel dosaggio e nella progressione dei colpi di scena; insolito per l’acutezza dell’osservazione psicologica, superiore non solo a quella della fantascienza media, ma perfino a quella di uno specialista del «mordente» come Sheckley; insolito per la raffinatezza della scrittura, e per l’incredibile spigliatezza con cui affronta le situazioni «sociologiche» più sbalorditive, traendone effetti di un irresistibile realismo; insolito per un umorismo che, senza nuocere alla drammaticità della narrazione, arriva facilmente e senza parere, a vette di alta letteratura; insolito infine e soprattutto, per una carica fantastica che lo qualifica senz’altro, a nostro avviso, come il più nutrito e divertente di tutti i romanzi americani di fantascienza e non di fantascienza, tradotti in Italia quest’anno. Siamo doppiamente lieti, perciò, di poterlo presentare ai nostri Lettori col nostro «Buon Natale».

Reynolds Mack Urania  
обложка книги Exhalation Exhalation

The story is epistolary in nature, taking the form of a scientist's journal entry. The scientist is a member of a race of air-driven mechanical beings. When it is realised that a number of clocks simultaneously appear to be running fast but they do not appear to be malfunctioning, the narrator decides to explore alternate explanations. The scientist carries out an experiment which confirms his worst fears.

Chiang Ted  
обложка книги Emperor Emperor Baxter Stephen Time's tapestry  
обложка книги Eintritt nur für Sternenpersonal Eintritt nur für Sternenpersonal

Phantastische Geschichten vom Piloten Pirx.

Lem Stanislaw  
обложка книги En verdensomsejling under havet En verdensomsejling under havet Verne Jules  
обложка книги Everfound Everfound Shusterman Neal Skinjacker  
обложка книги End of an Era End of an Era

Archaeologist Brandon Thackery and his rival Miles ‘Klicks’ Jordan fulfill a dinosaur lover’s dream with history’s first time-travel jaunt to the late Mesozoic. Hoping to solve the extinction mystery, they find Earth’s gravity is only half its 21st century value and dinosaurs that behave very strangely. Could the slimy blue creatures from Mars have something to do with both?

Sawyer Robert J  
обложка книги Eden Eden

Tras un accidentado aterrizaje en la superficie del planeta Edén, los seis miembros de la tripulación de una nave espacial consiguen tomar contacto con las criaturas que lo pueblan, sometidas, a su entender, a una tenebrosa tiranía. Tal es el planteamiento del que parte Stanislaw Lem para enfrentarnos a una realidad ajena y plantear así, más allá de la peripecia del propio relato y de acuerdo con su inquietud por la dimensión filosófica del ser humano, una serie de interrogantes que no nos resultan desconocidos:

¿Es lícito imponer a unos datos objetivos un análisis sesgado inevitablemente por las concepciones y experiencia de otra cultura? ¿Hasta qué punto puede intervenirse en un ámbito extraño atendiendo sólo a motivos, intereses y emociones propios e ignorando la dinámica en que se mueve aquél?

Como siempre que nos enfrentamos a otra cultura, a otra civilización, existen como mínimo dos posibles perspectivas, ambas igualmente válidas: la del que observa y la del que es observado. EDEN — publicada en 1974 — nos recuerda esta realidad tan elemental, como a menudo olvidada, dentro de un relato que desborda fantasía y en el que Lem hace gala una vez más de su capacidad fabuladora y su dominio de los recursos literarios.

Lem Stanislaw  
обложка книги Encontro com Rama Encontro com Rama Clarke Arthur C Rama  
обложка книги Eifelheim Eifelheim

In the fourteenth century, the Black Death ravaged Europe. Most towns decimated by it were eventually resettled, except for Eifelheim, despite its ideal location. Mathematical historian Tom discovers this anomaly and an unexpected connection to his domestic partner Sharon’s research in theoretical physics, which seems to be leading to a method of interdimensional travel. In fact, as Eifelheim’s priest back then, Father Dietrich, relates, before the plague’s arrival, an interstellar ship crashed nearby. The encounters between its passengers and the people of Oberhochwald, as Eifelheim was first called, reflect the panoply of attitudes of the time, from fear of the foreign to love and charity for one’s neighbors to the ideas of nascent natural philosophy (science), and the aliens’ reactions are equally fascinating. Flynn credibly maintains the voice of a man whose worldview is based on concepts almost entirely foreign to the modern mind, and he makes a tense and thrilling story of historical research out of the contemporary portions of the tale.


Nominated for Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2007.

Flynn Michael  
обложка книги Ensign Flandry Ensign Flandry

After the first flowering of the Terran Empire, which has grown increasingly decadent and corrupt, other civilizations in the galaxy threaten to take over the Terran's worlds. In this scenario steps the debonair, tough and pessimistic Dominic Flandry, half-Hans Solo, half-James Bond and a hero for the ages!

Anderson Poul Dominic Flandry  
обложка книги Extinction Extinction

Lies, Faith, and Oblivion.

The Queen of the Demonweb Pits may have turned her back on even her most faithful servants, or she may now hang lifeless in her own hellish webs. For one priestess, the only course left open to her is to discover the truth, even if she must return to a place from whence few have returned even once — a place where souls of the dead go to serve for eternity. For another priestess, the prospect of an afterlife without the Spider Queen drives her into the arms of another goddess, shattering the tenuous alliances that have brought the drow to the threshold of the Abyss.

Смедман Лиза War of the Spider Queen  
обложка книги Eurema's Dam Eurema's Dam

Won the Hugo Award for Best Short Story in 1973.

LAFFERTY R A  
обложка книги Elektroniskas acis Elektroniskas acis Zile nis  
обложка книги Earth Abides Earth Abides

Earth Abides is a 1949 post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by American writer George R. Stewart. It tells the story of the fall of civilization from deadly disease and its rebirth. Beginning in the United States in the 1940s, it deals with Isherwood “Ish” Williams, Emma, and the community they founded. The survivors live off the remains of the old world, while learning to adapt to the new. Along the way they are forced to make tough decisions and choose what kind of civilization they will rebuild.

Earth Abides won the inaugural International Fantasy Award in 1951. It was included in Locus Magazine’s list of best All Time Science Fiction in 1987 and 1998 and was a nominee to be entered into the Prometheus Hall Of Fame. In November 1950, it was adapted for the CBS radio program Escape as a two-part drama starring John Dehner.

The book earned much praise from James Sallis, writing in the Boston Globe:

This is a book, mind you, that I’d place not only among the greatest science fiction but among our very best novels. Each time I read it, I’m profoundly affected, affected in a way only the greatest art — Ulysses, Matisse or Beethoven symphonies, say — affects me. Epic in sweep, centering on the person of Isherwood Williams, Earth Abides proves a kind of antihistory, relating the story of humankind backwards, from ever-more-abstract civilization to stone-age primitivism. Everything passes — everything. Writers’ reputations. The ripe experience of a book in which we find ourselves immersed. Star systems, worlds, states, individual lives. Humankind. Few of us get to read our own eulogies, but here is mankind’s. Making Earth Abides a novel for which words like elegiac and transcendent come easily to mind, a novel bearing, in critic Adam-Troy Castro’s words, “a great dark beauty.”

Stewart George Rippey  
обложка книги Earth Abides Earth Abides

Earth Abides is a 1949 post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by American writer George R. Stewart. It tells the story of the fall of civilization from deadly disease and its rebirth. Beginning in the United States in the 1940s, it deals with Isherwood “Ish” Williams, Emma, and the community they founded. The survivors live off the remains of the old world, while learning to adapt to the new. Along the way they are forced to make tough decisions and choose what kind of civilization they will rebuild.

Earth Abides won the inaugural International Fantasy Award in 1951. It was included in Locus Magazine’s list of best All Time Science Fiction in 1987 and 1998 and was a nominee to be entered into the Prometheus Hall Of Fame. In November 1950, it was adapted for the CBS radio program Escape as a two-part drama starring John Dehner.

The book earned much praise from James Sallis, writing in the Boston Globe:

This is a book, mind you, that I’d place not only among the greatest science fiction but among our very best novels. Each time I read it, I’m profoundly affected, affected in a way only the greatest art — Ulysses, Matisse or Beethoven symphonies, say — affects me. Epic in sweep, centering on the person of Isherwood Williams, Earth Abides proves a kind of antihistory, relating the story of humankind backwards, from ever-more-abstract civilization to stone-age primitivism. Everything passes — everything. Writers’ reputations. The ripe experience of a book in which we find ourselves immersed. Star systems, worlds, states, individual lives. Humankind. Few of us get to read our own eulogies, but here is mankind’s. Making Earth Abides a novel for which words like elegiac and transcendent come easily to mind, a novel bearing, in critic Adam-Troy Castro’s words, “a great dark beauty.”

Stewart George Rippey  
обложка книги Ecce and Old Earth Ecce and Old Earth

The planet Cadwal has an ecosystem unique in the human-explored galaxy; a thousand years past it was set aside as a natural preserve, protected by law and covenant against colonization and exploitation.


But now the elite Conservator culture that has developed on Cadwal is facing a conspiracy of humans and aliens to open the planet, and its rich resources, to full commercial use. Glawen Clattuc, scion of one of the scientific houses of Cadwal, must discover who exactly is behind all the sabotage, and bring them to interplanetary justice.


But Glawen soon discovers that he is investigating his own family — there are ancient crimes to be discovered, as well as the key that will resolve the crisis that threatens Cadwal and its way of life.

Vance Jack The Cadwal Chronicles  
обложка книги En el otro viento En el otro viento

Al hechicero Aliso le aterra conciliar el sueño, pues hacerlo significa trasladarse a la tierra de los muertos para encontrarse con su esposa. Ella falleció muy joven y desea tanto regresar a él que lo besó a través del bajo muro de piedra que separa nuestro mundo de la Tierra Seca, donde la hierba está marchita, las estrellas, siempre quedas, y los amantes se cruzan sin reconocerse. Cada noche, los muertos atraen a Aliso hacia ellos para, a través de él, liberarse e invador Terramar.

Desesperado, Aliso acude al antiguo Archimago Gavilán, quien le indica que parta a Havnor en busca de Tenar, Tehanu y el joven Rey Lebannen. Todos juntos e Irian, el dragón de ojos color ámbar capaz de transformarse en una mujer, viajarán al Bosquecillo Inmanente, en Roke, pues la incursión de los muertos no es el único peligro que amenaza Terramar: los dragones han regresado y, después de siglos de paz, reclaman lo que creen les pertenece…

La célebre saga iniciada con Un Mago de Terramar continúa en esta conmovedora historia de poderosa belleza repleta de magia, amor y fantasía.

Le Guin Ursula K Terramar  
обложка книги El nombre del mundo es Bosque El nombre del mundo es Bosque

Dentro de la gran tradición literaria de las utopías y anti-utopías que se inicia en el siglo XVII, El nombre del mundo es Bosque descubre un universo dinámico y en equilibrio que se mantiene en el tiempo de acuerdo con leyes propias que no admiten la intromisión del hombre. En el planeta Athshe, el ciclo de la vida, la cultura las costumbres, los modos mentales nacen y se desarrollan en la estabilidad autónoma del cosmos.

Le Guin Ursula K Ecumen  
обложка книги El hombre estocástico El hombre estocástico

Lew Nichols se dedica a formular predicciones estocásticas, una mezcla de análisis sumamente perfeccionado y de conjeturas basadas en informaciones sólidas. Estas predicciones son el enfoque más aproximado a la predicción del futuro que el ser humano es capaz de realizar a finales del siglo XX. En manos de Nichols, constituyen un instrumento de asombrosa exactitud, y su notable capacidad le gana un importante puesto en el equipo de Paul Quinn, el ambicioso y carismático alcalde de la prácticamente ingobernable ciudad de Nueva York, cuyas ambiciones se cifran en alcanzar la presidencia de Estados Unidos en 2004.

A pesar de su efectividad, las predicciones estocásticas no tienen nada de paranormal. Nichols adivina el futuro, pero no puede “verlo” realmente. Ese es el extraordinario don que se ofrece a enseñarle el misterioso Martin Carvajal, el de un conocimiento totalmente clarividente del futuro. Obsesionado por ayudar a Quinn a llegar a la Casa Blanca, Nichols no puede desperdiciar la oportunidad, a pesar de sobrecogerse al observar el efecto que causa en Carvajal el conocimiento de todos y cada uno de los actos de su propia vida, incluyendo el de su muerte.

“El hombre estocástico” constituye una exploración a fodo y enormemente satisfactoria de uno de los conceptos básicos de la ciencia ficción. La trama, de gran perfección, muestra a su autor, Robert Silverberg, en una de sus más brillantes facetas.

Silverberg Robert  
обложка книги Estación Hawksbill Estación Hawksbill

En las primeras décadas del siglo XXI se instala en Estados Unidos un gobierno autoritario que secuestra a los disidentes y los mete en la cárcel secreta de mayor seguridad de todos los tiempos: el pasado remoto. Usando una nueva tecnología que permite trasladar objetos y seres vivos por el tiempo, las autoridades crean en el período cámbrico, a mil millones de años de nosotros, la Estación Hawksbill, una penitenciaría sin rejas pero cercada por un paisaje rocoso, inhóspito y monótono, y por mares en los que abundan primitivas formas de vida. En ese mundo gris, lo único que anima a los presos es la llegada de nuevos compañeros con noticias de un futuro cada vez más borroso y lejano.

Silverberg Robert  
обложка книги El libro de los cráneos El libro de los cráneos

Son cuatro:

Timothy, 22 años, rico, vividor, dominante.

Oliver: 21 años, guapo, atlético, un bloque de mármol con una falla secreta.

Ned: 21 años, homosexual, amoral, poeta de vez en cuando.

Eli: 20 años, judío, introvertido, filólogo, descubridor del Libro de los Cráneos.


Todos iban en busca del secreto de la inmortalidad: la prometida en el Libro de los Cráneos. Al final de su busca, una prueba iniciática y terrible que llevaráa cada uno de ellos a contemplar cara a cara el rictus de sus propias facciones.

Una prueba en la que dos de ellos deben morir y los otros dos sobrevivir para siempre.

Silverberg Robert  
обложка книги Empress of Eternity Empress of Eternity Modesitt L E  
обложка книги El hiperboloide del ingeniero Garin El hiperboloide del ingeniero Garin

Los periódicos de las dos de la tarde comunicaron un detalle sensacional: en la fatal habitación habían encontrado una horquilla de carey con cinco gruesos brillantes. Además, en el polvoriento piso se habían descubierto huellas de zapatos de mujer. La horquilla de diamantes hizo que París se estremeciera. el asesino era una mujer chic. ¿Sería una aristócrata, una burguesa o una cocote depostín? Enigma, enigma…

Tolstoi Alexei  
обложка книги El cartero El cartero

Esta es la historia de una gran mentira que llega a convertirse en una importante verdad. La historia de un hombre que llega a ser una leyenda. Todo empieza en una época futura, próxima a la que estamos viviendo, en los oscuros días siguientes a una limitada pero devastadora guerra en los que un puñado de hombres y mujeres sólo cuentan con enfermedad y hambre, miedo y brutalidad en su lucha para sobrevivir. Gordon Krantz es uno de esos hombres, un narrador itinerante, una especie de juglar, que vive de relatar las obras de los clásicos en los pueblos del noroeste. Una noche, Gordon se apropia de la chaqueta y la bolsa de un cartero, fallecido tiempo atrás, para protegerse del frío. Cuando, tras esto, llega a un pueblo, se da cuenta de que el viejo uniforme es como un símbolo de esperanza en la vuelta de una época que se fue…


Este libro es un fix-up compuesto por dos novelas cortas que se publicaron originalmente en 1982 y 1984 y que constituyen sus dos primeras partes. Las otras dos fueron expresamente escritas para formar la novela completa publicada por Bantam en 1985.

Brin David  
Elminster's Daughter Greenwood Ed Забытые королевства:Сага об Эльминстере  
Elminster in Hell Greenwood Ed Забытые королевства:Сага об Эльминстере  
обложка книги Ender wint Ender wint

De Aarde is in oorlog met een agressief buitenaards ras. Het leger is op zoek naar een genetisch speciaal slag mensen als officieren in de oorlog. Een van hen is Ender, die als jongen bij zijn ouders gehaald wordt om samen met een groep andere jongens getraint te worden tot marinier.

Card Orson Scott Ender (nl), M=SF  
обложка книги Element ryzyka Element ryzyka Shaw Bob  
Everyone's Blood is Red Child Star  
обложка книги El mundo interior El mundo interior

Este es el año 2381, y esta es la Mónada Urbana 116: 885.000 seres humanos viven alojados en las mil plantas de esta gigantesca torre, una obra maestra de ingeniería de la nueva humanidad. En este mundo interior nadie siente deseos de abandonar existe la perfecta felicidad: se desconocen las inhibiciones, los traumas y las frustraciones: el equilibrio emocional es mantenido a toda costa; los descontentos son enfermos... Y la Mónada Urbana 116 es tan solo una de las cincuenta y una torres que forman la constelación Chipitts, la cual a la vez, es tan solo una de las muchas constelaciones semejantes que hay por toda la Tierra. Un planeta que ha conseguido eliminar las guerras y albergar a setenta mil millones de habitantes en su pequeña superficie. Sin embargo, no siempre resulta tolerable la vida fácil, planificada...


Nominado para el premio Hugo en 1972.

Silverberg Robert  
обложка книги El hijo del hombre El hijo del hombre

Clay, el protagonista, despierta en un futuro muy lejano donde los descendientes del hombre adoptan formas de vida muy diversas y alucinantes. En su entrada a ese tiempo es acogido por Hammer, una criatura que tanto puede adoptar formas sexuadas como asexuadas, y también macho y hembra, y en cuya compañía vive asombrosas experiencias de percepción y explora todas las posibilidades de la sexualidad.

Silverberg Robert  
обложка книги Escape from Kathmandu Escape from Kathmandu

First published in Asimov’s Science Fiction in Sep 1986. Later published as part of Escape from Kathmandu collection (Tor Books, 1989).

Robinson Kim Stanley Escape from Kathmandu  
El Dios De Piedra Despierta

¿Cómo será el mundo dentro de millones de años? Esto era lo último que se hubiera imaginado averiguar el científico piel roja Ulises Singing Bear cuando estaba trabajando en un proyecto secreto referente al éstasis atómico. Pero fue lo que descubrió cuando le falló el experimento. Pues, convertido en su propio conejo de Indias, fue él quien se despertó a la vida en un lejano, muy lejano futuro. Esto es lo que nos ofrece aquí la fabulosa imaginación de Philip Jose Farmer, creador de universos, explorador del pasado y del presente, en una nueva novela de las épocas por venir… una novela llena de acción y aventuras, de luchas con espadas, de la brujería, de lo desconocido, y de las ciencias olvidadas en el tiempo y las civilizaciones que florecieron y murieron durante los milenios que aún han de trascurrir.

Farmer Philip é  
обложка книги Equal Rites Equal Rites

In Equal Rites, a dying wizard tries to pass on his powers to an eighth son of an eighth son, who is just at that moment being born. The fact that the son is actually a daughter is discovered just a little too late…

Pratchett Terry David John The Discworld Series  
обложка книги Żelazna rada Żelazna rada

Nadszedł czas buntów i rewolucji, konfliktów i intryg. Nowe Crobuzon jest rozszarpywane od zewnątrz i od wewnątrz. Wojna z nieodgadnionym państwem-miastem Tesh i zamieszki w kraju popychają kipiącą życiem metropolię na skraj katastrofy. Pośród tej zawieruchy tajemnicza, zamaskowana postać wywołuje dziwny bunt, a zdrada i przemoc wybuchają w nieoczekiwanych miejscach. Grupa zdesperowanych uciekinierów z miasta przemierza dziwne i obce kontynenty w poszukiwaniu zaginionej nadziei, nieśmiertelnej legendy. W crobuzońskiej, krwawej godzinie największego zagrożenia ludzie szepczą do siebie: To jest czas Żelaznej Rady.

éville China Nowe Crobuzon  
обложка книги El tiempo es lo más simple El tiempo es lo más simple

Llegó un momento en que el hombre tuvo que admitir que no le sería posible alcanzar las estrellas. Lo había sospechado por los cinturones radioactivos de Van Allen, cuando fueron descubiertos por el sabio astrónomo que le dio su nombre, hasta que gradualmente, se llegó a su total certidumbre.

Pero el hombre, con su interminable ingeniosidad, resolvió el problema con el auxilio de los telépatas, y con la ayuda de una gigantesca organización del más alto secreto, llamada “Anzuelo”, mediante la cual, los hombres podían lanzar sus mentes a las profundidades del espacio. Y en una de esas ocasiones, Sheperd Blaine, mientras exploraba su camino asignado por el “Anzuelo” tomó contacto con una criatura fantástica, sin forma, omnisciente, una amsitosa Cosa de Color de Rosa que le dijo: “Intercambio mente con la tuya”.

Simak Clifford  
обложка книги Endymion Endymion

Anno Domini 3126. Quasi tre secoli dopo la Caduta. Pianeta Hyperion. Raul Endymion, una giovane guida, viene condannato a morte dopo un omicidio commesso per legittima difesa. E la sua morte, al contrario di quella dell'uomo da lui ucciso, sarebbe definitiva, perché il ragazzo è fra i pochi a non essersi convertito alla religione della Chiesa ufficiale, non è un cristiano rinato e non ha accettato su di sé il simbionte crucimorfo che rende possibile la Risurrezione. La sentenza, tuttavia, non viene eseguita. Martin Sileno lo ha infatti scelto per una missione destinata a cambiare il volto dell'universo: accompagnare nel futuro e proteggere la giovane Aenea, figlia di Brawne Lamia e del cibrido John Keats, che sta per riemergere dalla Sfinge nella Valle delle Tombe Del Tempo. Dal teleporter di Vettore Rinascimento al ghiaccio eterno di Sol Draconis Septem, Endymion accompagnerà così Aenea in un viaggio verso la verità e la salvezza del genere umano, chiarendo lungo il cammino molti enigmi rimasti irrisolti in "Hiperion" e nella "Caduta di Hiperion": qual è il ruolo del TecnoNucleo all'interno della Pax? perchè le IA hanno 'rapito' la vecchia terra? qual è l'origine e la vera natura dello Shrike? chi ha creato il simbionte cruciomorfo che permette la Risurrezione e perché?

Simmons Dan Hyperion Cantos, Canti di Hyperion  
обложка книги Empire of Ivory Empire of Ivory

Tragedy has struck His Majesty's Aerial Corps, whose magnificent fleet of fighting dragons and their human captains valiantly defend England's shores against the encroaching armies of Napoleon Bonaparte. An epidemic of unknown origin and no known cure is decimating the noble dragons' ranks - forcing the hopelessly stricken into quarantine. Now only Temeraire and a pack of newly recruited dragons remain uninfected - and stand as the only means of an airborne defense against France's ever bolder sorties.

Bonaparte's dragons are already harrowing Britain's ships at sea. Only one recourse remains: Temeraire and his captain, Will Laurence, must take wing to Africa, whose shores may hold the cure to the mysterious and deadly contagion. On this mission there is no time to waste, and no telling what lies in store beyond the horizon or for those left behind to wait, hope, and hold the line.

Novik Naomi Temeraire  
обложка книги El cálculo de Dios El cálculo de Dios

Una lanzadera espacial alienígena aterriza delante de un museo de la ciencia. Las compuertas de la nave se abren y de ésta desciende un ser con forma de araña gigantesca que, bajo la atónita mirada de los presentes solicita si puede ver a un paleontólogo. Así empieza una insólita investigación alienígena que pretende demostrar la existencia de Dios, pese a los recelos de Tom D. Jericho, un paleontólogo que, como tantos científicos racionalistas, parece no necesitar en absoluto la hipótesis de la existencia de un Dios creador. Pero tom no sólo se enfrentará a un dilema científico sino también a su propia e irremediable finitud, cuando le diagnostiquen un cáncer terminal. ¿Será entonces capaz de poner en cuestión sus teorías racionalistas acerca de la inexistencia del Creador?

Sawyer Robert J Nova  
обложка книги Enter, Night Enter, Night

The year is 1972. Widowed Christina Parr, her daughter Morgan, and her brother-in-law Jeremy have returned to the remote northern Ontario mining town of Parr''s Landing, the place from which Christina fled before Morgan was born, seeking refuge. Dr. Billy Lightning has also returned in search of answers to the mystery of his father''s brutal murder. All will find some part of what they seek-and more. Built on the site of a decimated 17th-century Jesuit mission to the Ojibwa, Parr''s Landing is a town with secrets of its own buried in the caves around Bradley Lake. A three-hundred-year-old horror slumbers there, calling out to the insane and the murderous for centuries, begging for release-an invitation that has finally been answered. One man is following that voice, cutting a swath of violence across the country, bent on a terrible resurrection of the ancient evil, plunging the town and all its people into an endless night. "Enter, Night is so rich and assured it''s hard to believe it''s Michael Rowe''s first novel. In its propulsive depictions of deeply sympathetic characters converging on a small town in the grip of gathering horrors, it skillfully brings to mind the classic works of Stephen King and Robert McCammon. But the novel''s breathtaking, wholly unexpected and surprisingly moving conclusion heralds the arrival of a major new talent. Michael Rowe is now on my must-read list." -Christopher Rice, New York Times bestselling author of A Density of Souls and The Moonlit Earth "With Enter, Night, Michael Rowe does the near impossible and rescues the modern vampire novel from its current state of mediocrity with his dead-on portrayal of the gothic small town, rich characters and deeply frightening story. This is a novel by a writer to watch, starting now. Read Enter, Night. With the lights on." -Susie Moloney, bestselling author of A Dry Spell, The Dwelling, and The Thirteen

Rowe Michael  
обложка книги El dybbuk de Mazel Tov IV El dybbuk de Mazel Tov IV Silverberg Robert  
обложка книги Empire Empire DeCosmo Anthony Beyong Armageddon  
обложка книги Een storm van zwaarden: Staal en sneeuw Een storm van zwaarden: Staal en sneeuw

Wanneer de slagschaduwen van de winter naderen, raken de Zeven Koninkrijken door bloedveten verdeeld. De leden van de Nachtwacht die de Muur bewaken, bereiden zich voor op de grote kou en op de wandelende doden die onveranderlijk meekomen.

Elders in de ijzige streken voorbij de Muur, komt een leger van vogelvrijen bijeen. Zij beschikken over de wilde magie van deze ijswoestenij en maken zich op voor een invasie van het Noordelijke Rijk, waar de jeugdige Robb Stark nog maar zo kort zijn kroon draagt.

Robb wordt door bittere gevoelens gekweld — zijn zusters zijn verdwenen, verloren geraakt, dood of overgeleverd aan de grillen van de wrede kindkoning Joffrey, die met meedogenloos harde hand het Zuiden regeert. Het is niet de vraag of, maar wanneer de strijd zal losbarsten.

RR Martin, RR Een lied van ijs en vuur  
обложка книги Een storm van zwaarden: Bloed en goud Een storm van zwaarden: Bloed en goud

Van de vijf strijders om de macht is er een dood en is een ander in ongenade gevallen, maar de oorlog blijft Westeros onverminderd geselen. Verbonden worden even snel gesloten als verbroken, het verraad is als een besmettelijke ziekte die niemand ontziet.

Het Huis Lannister heeft zijn grip op de IJzeren Troon versterkt, maar Tyrion verzet zich tegen zijn intrigerende zuster, zijn brute vader en zijn verwende, sadistische neef. Robb Stark is gedwongen zijn jonge koninkrijk te verdedigen tegen de plunderingen van de Grauwvreugd-clan, die het Noorden voor zichzelf wil.

Het slot van de Starks, Winterfel, is een ruïne en Jon Sneeuw staat voor de keus: terugkeren of het hoofd bieden aan de dreiging voorbij de Muur. Een continent verder groeien de krachten van Daenerys Stormgeboren en haar draken. Eens zal ze terugkeren naar Westeros om haar vader te wreken. Al de machtigen jagen nietsontziend op die ene prijs: de totale overwinning. En de wereld vergaat in een storm van zwaarden.

Martin George RR Het lied van ijs en vuur  
Enchanted Pilgrimage Simak Clifford D  
обложка книги Electric Church Electric Church

In the near future, the only thing growing faster than the criminal population is the Electric Church, a new religion founded by a mysterious man named Dennis Squalor. The Church preaches that life is too brief to contemplate the mysteries of the universe: eternity is required. In order to achieve this, the converted become Monks — cyborgs with human brains, enhanced robotic bodies, and virtually unlimited life spans.

Enter Avery Cates, a dangerous criminal known as the best killer-for-hire around. The authorities have a special mission in mind for Cates: assassinate Dennis Squalor. But for Cates, the assignment will be the most dangerous job he's ever undertaken — and it may well be his last.

Somers Jeff Avery Cates  
обложка книги Echoes of the Past Echoes of the Past Marquitz Tim Demon squad  
обложка книги El tiempo considerado como una helice de piedras semipreciosas El tiempo considerado como una helice de piedras semipreciosas

Premios Nebula 1969 y Hugo 1970 al mejor relato.

Delany Samuel R  
обложка книги Embassytown Embassytown

Embassytown: a city of contradictions on the outskirts of the universe. Avice is an immerser, a traveller on the immer, the sea of space and time below the everyday, now returned to her birth planet. Here on Arieka, humans are not the only intelligent life, and Avice has a rare bond with the natives, the enigmatic Hosts - who cannot lie. Only a tiny cadre of unique human Ambassadors can speak Language, and connect the two communities. But an unimaginable new arrival has come to Embassytown. And when this Ambassador speaks, everything changes. Catastrophe looms. Avice knows the only hope is for her to speak directly to the alien Hosts. And that is impossible.

Mieville China  
обложка книги Engines of the Apocalypse Engines of the Apocalypse Wild Mike Twilight of Kerberos  
обложка книги Een feestmaal voor kraaien Een feestmaal voor kraaien

In de Zeven Koninkrijken is alles en iedereen in afwachting van de verschrikkelijkste oorlog die het land ooit trof. Immers, de Oorlog van de Vijf Koningen heeft Westeros verdeeld. De bloeddorstige en verraderlijke Lannisters houden nu de ijzeren Troon bezet, daarbij gesteund door bondgenoten die net zo meedogenloos zijn als zijzelf. Maar ook elders broeien de gemoederen.

Martin George RR Het lied van ijs en vuur  
обложка книги Eternity Road Eternity Road

The Roadmakers left only ruins behind—but what magnificent ruins! Their concrete highways still cross the continent. Their cups, combs and jewelry are found in every Illyrian home. They left behind a legend, too—a hidden sanctuary called Haven, where even now the secrets of their civilization might still be found.

Chaka’s brother was one of those who sought to find Haven and never returned. But now Chaka has inherited a rare Roadmaker artifact—a book called A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court—which has inspired her to follow in his footsteps. Gathering an unlikely band of companions around her, Chaka embarks upon a journey where she will encounter bloodthirsty river pirates, electronic ghosts who mourn their lost civilization and machines that skim over the ground and air. Ultimately, the group will learn the truth about their own mysterious past.

Amazon.com Review

Eternity Road is set 1,000 years from now, when the world as we know it has been dead for eight centuries, destroyed by a plague that killed most of humanity. Technological artifacts remain, but the knowledge of what they are and how to use them has been lost by a society that has degenerated into a series of city-states. Legend has it that the Roadmakers left a store of knowledge in a place called Haven, but when an expedition from Memphis sets out to find it, only one person returns. The lone, dishonored survivor eventually kills himself, but his son is determined to try again…

From Library Journal

After a cataclysmic viral plague wiped out humanity sometime in the 21st century, the next civilization arose in isolated pockets. In the Mississippi Valley, Illyrians built their town on what had been the Roadmakers’ Memphis. Some believed in the mythical Haven on the eastern ocean where books and other technological wonders had been saved. When all but one member of an expedition dies trying to find Haven, the leader's son joins a second party on the long overland trek east. Unfortunately, the book raises more questions than it answers about the knowledge that was lost, leaving the reader unsatisfied. From the author of Ancient Shores (HarperCollins, 1996); a possible candidate to sf collections.

McDevitt Jack  
обложка книги Entoverse Entoverse

Human society on Jevlen was falling apart -- and it looked as if JEVEX, the immense super-computer that managed all Jevlenese affairs, was at the heart of the matter. Except that the problems didn't stop when JEVEX was shut down. People were changing -- or being changed. It was almost as if the Jevlenese were being possessed…Meanwhile, in a very different universe, where magic worked and nothing physical was predictable, holy men caught glimpses of another place, a place where the shape of objects remained unchanged by motion, and cause led directly and logically to effect. And the best part was that when the heart was pure, the mind was focused, and circumstances were right, some lucky souls could actually make the transition to that other universe. If only they all could…

Hogan James P Giants  
обложка книги El ascenso de Proteo El ascenso de Proteo

En el siglo XXII, la combinación de una bio-realimentación potenciada por ordenador con unas nuevas técnicas de quimioterapia ha permitido al ser humano no sólo curarse (eliminando la profesión médica), sino también alterar a voluntad su forma física. La alteración física, sin embargo, presenta aspectos oscuros, y la Agencia de Control de Formas que dirige Behrooz Wolf tiene la misión de impedir que formas ilegales o peligrosas se difundan.

Mientras investiga proyectos de apariencia siniestra, Wolf encuentra pistas que lo conducen al mensaje legado hace millones de años por una especie extraterrestre. Más tarde, la recurrente imagen mental de un misterioso Bailarín le llevará a enfrentarse con los rebeldes que, desde el espacio exterior, se oponen al poder de la Tierra. Razones más que suficientes para replantear lo que significa ser humano precisamente en una época en la cual los humanos adquieren cualquier forma física si lo desean y cuando el nuevo Test de Humanidad resulta esencial para identificar a los miembros de la propia especie.

Sheffield Charles Proteo  
Ex Oblivione Lovecraft Howard Philips  
обложка книги El Libro del Día del Juicio Final El Libro del Día del Juicio Final

A mediados del siglo XXI, Kivrin, una audaz estudiante de historia, decide viajar en el tiempo para estudiar `in situ` una de las eras más mortíferas y peligrosas de la historia humana: la Edad Media asolada por la Peste Negra. Pero una crisis que enlaza extrañamente pasado, presente y futuro atrapa a Kivrin en uno de los años más peligrosos de la Edad Media, mientras sus compañeros de Oxford en el año 2054, atacados de repente por una enfermedad desconocida, intentan infructuosamente rescatarla. Perdida en una época de superstición y de miedo, Kivrin descubre que se ha convertido en un improbable Angel de Esperanza durante una de las horas más oscuras de la historia.

Un tour de force narrativo, una novela que explorará el miedo atemporal de la enfermedad, el sufrimiento y la indomable voluntad del espíritu humano. Con diferencia, la mejor novela de ciencia ficción de 1992 con la que Connie Willis ha obtenido los más importantes premios del género: Nebula, Hugo y Locus

`Sin ser doctrinario, éste es el libro de inspiración religiosa tan apasionado con su humanismo como Un cántico por Leibowitz de Walter M. Miller. Una historia mucho mas sencilla que su trama, mucho más vasta que el número de sus paginas. El libro del Día del Juicio Final impresiona con la fuerza de una verdad profundamente sentida` John Kessel, Science Fiction Age

Willis Connie  
обложка книги Earth Strike: Star Carrier: Book One Earth Strike: Star Carrier: Book One Douglas Ian Star Carrier  
обложка книги Early to Death, Early to Rise Early to Death, Early to Rise

Seventeen, dead, and in charge of heaven's dark angels—all itching to kill someone.

Madison Avery's dreams of ever fitting in at her new school died when she did. Especially since she was able to maintain the illusion of a body, deal with a pesky guardian angel, and oh yeah, bring the reaper who killed her to his untimely end. Not exactly in-crowd material. It's amazing that her crush, Josh, doesn't think she's totally nuts.

Now Madison has learned that she's the dark timekeeper, in charge of angels who follow the murky guidelines of fate. Never one to abide by the rules, she decides it's time for a major change to the system. With the help of some unlikely allies, Madison forms a rogue group of reapers who definitely don't adhere to the rules of the heavens.

But as she grapples with the terrifying new skills that come with being a timekeeper, Madison realizes she may not be prepared for what lies ahead—unless she gets some seriously divine intervention

Harrison Kim Madison Avery  
обложка книги Embraced By Darkness Embraced By Darkness

She's hunting a killer—

and shattering every boundary—

she's ever known.…

Part vamp, part werewolf, Riley Jenson plays by her own rules, whether it's her stormy love life or her job as a guardian. But when her family's alpha male demands that she solve the mystery of a vanished girl, Riley can feel a trap closing in around her. Because the job comes with a catch: if Riley fails, her own mother will die.

Now the stakes are raised, the hunt is on...and when more women vanish, Riley is caught between a lover who demands that she give up her work, a serial killer who knows no boundaries, and a club where humans and supernaturals mix—at their own peril. Thrust into a realm of seduction and violence unlike any she could have imagined, Riley has to battle to save everything she holds dear. But the ultimate hunt has only just begun...

Arthur Keri Riley Jenson Guardian  
обложка книги Estrella doble Estrella doble

También publicado como “Intriga estelar”.


¿Podría un miserable actor sustituir al político más famoso del imperio? Lorenzo Smith sintió un hormigueo en su cuerpo cuando le propusieron el trabajo, ya que Bonforte era el político más reputado en la Galaxia. Sería un gran desafío dar vida a este personaje, por supuesto. Pero cuando estudió el papel vio muy claro que se encontraba ante una peligrosa misión de cuyo resultado dependía el destino del Sistema Solar…

Heinlein Robert A  
Erratum (Ошибка)

Перед читателем разворачивается фантастический опасный неповторимый подземный мир. В нем обитают демоны, аспиды, гончие, василиски, души, обреченные на муки в адских слоях, и наконец, сам Падший. Здесь идет бесконечная борьба за власть, в крови замешаны древние тайны, соединяются и расстаются навеки души. Кто-то совершает предательство ради любви, а кто-то из-за нее же вновь обретает силу духа. Светлое воинство осуществляет безумные вылазки в стан врага ради спасения оступившихся. И однажды душа принесет с собой свет в их мир,свет, который не смогут скрыть даже толщи мрака и боли.

Доминга Дылда  
обложка книги El aprendiz de guerrero El aprendiz de guerrero

La primera aventura de Miles Vorkosigan, un genio de la estrategia dotado de gran inteligencia pero encerrado en un cuerpo defectuoso. Un personaje entrañable e inolvidable, protagonista de la serie de mayor éxito de la moderna space opera. Sus azañas son un agradable retorno a los temas y al tono ameno de la ciencia ficción campbelliana, y componen la más famosa creación de una de las mejores escritoras de la ciencia ficción de aventuras que ha aparecido en los últimos años.

Bujold Lois McMaster Barrayar (es)  
обложка книги El mundo de Rocannon El mundo de Rocannon

Esta es una novela de viaje, a través de un obsesivo paisaje metafórica, en la que el descubrimiento final concluye un largo y complejo proceso. Gaveral Rocannon comienza su viaje cn el claro propósito de advertir a la Liga de Todos los Mundos que ha sido tricionada. Pero el heroísmo de Rocannon lo llevará a pagar un muy alto precio, pues no sólo llegará a entender los dones que distinguen a Kyo y Mogien; ha de sentir también la agonía simultánea de mil enemigos moribundos. El héroe que concluye el viaje es un hombre destrozado, agotado y solo, que al fin se conoce a sí mismo. Probablemente, la mejor novela de la maestra del género.

Le Guin Ursula K Ecumen  
обложка книги Encantamiento Encantamiento

Soltera y embarazada, la joven Fawn Bluefield huye de su comunidad de granjeros en busca del anonimato de la ciudad. Durante el largo y peligroso viaje, se encuentra con el poder y la magia del “andalago” Dag, quien patrulla con sus compañeros a la caza de los temibles dañiespectros conocidos como “malicias”. Las dificultades y sus mutuas soledades les llevarán a un romance imposible entre humanos pertenecientes a grupos que no pueden mezclarse.

Bujold Lois McMaster The Sharing Knife, El vínculo del cuchillo  
обложка книги El ojo de la garza El ojo de la garza

“El ojo de la garza” es la historia de dos comunidades de proscritos que, expulsados de la Tierra, viven en un remoto planeta. Una de estas comunidades, los violentos y ambiciosos habitantes de la Ciudad, trata de oprimir a la otra, heredera del movimiento pacifista que comenzara tiempo atrás en la Tierra. La heroína de la novela, Luz, abandona los privilegios y la seguridad doméstica de la Ciudad e intenta buscar su identidad personal, la libertad y el amor, entre esas gentes pacíficas que viven en los límites del mundo. Por último, decide encabezar una expedición a las tierras salvajes (enfrentada a la indiferencia de la naturaleza y a sus propios miedos) para fundar una nueva colonia y empezar una nueva vida en tierras desconocidas.

Le Guin Ursula K  
обложка книги En caída libre En caída libre

Leo Graf era tan sólo un competente ingeniero de soldadura: se ocupaba de sus asuntos, hacia bien el trabajo y se ajustaba a las especificaciones. Pero todo cambió cuando fue asonado al Hábitat Cay y conoció a los cuadrúmanos, seres sin piernas y con cuatro brazos adaptados por la ingeniería genética para el trabajo en ausencia de la gravedad. ¿Quién podría permanecer indiferente antela explotación y la esclavitud de un millar de jóvenes tratados como objetos por Galac-Tech. la gran corporación espacial?

Fue relativamente fácil adoptar, un tanto ilegalmente, a un millar de cuadrúmanos. Lo difícil fue enseñarles a ser libres.

Un retorno de lujo a los temas de la ciencia ficción campbelliana basada en la aventura y la especulación científica inteligente, con personajes de una entrañable «normalidad». Un hito en la moderna literatura de ciencia ficción.

Bujold Lois McMaster Barrayar (es)  
обложка книги Eurocon 2008. Спасти чужого Eurocon 2008. Спасти чужого

«Еврокон» - традиционная конференция профессионалов и любителей фантастики всей Европы. В 2008 году этот престижный форум впервые пройдет в России.Тринадцать самых популярных русских фантастов приняли предложение участвовать в проекте, посвященном этому уникальному событию. Сначала каждый из них написал рассказ на любимую читателями тему - «Убить чужого». После чего создал отповедь одному из ксенофобских текстов, со всей толерантностью пытаясь «Спасти чужого». В результате творческого соревнования авторов появился двухтомник. Одну из книг мы предлагаем вашему вниманию.Роман Валерьевич Злотников , Владимир Дмитриевич Михайлов , Евгений Юрьевич Лукин , Александр Николаевич Громов , Александр Зорич , Ирина Сергеевна Андронати , Владимир Николаевич Васильев , Алексей Юрьевич Пехов , Леонид Александрович Каганов , Олег Игоревич Дивов , Андрей Геннадьевич Лазарчук , Вадим Юрьевич Панов , Василий Головачев , Сергей Васильевич Лукьяненко

Лукьяненко Сергей Васильевич, Зорич Александр, Лазарчук Андрей Геннадьевич, Михайлов Владимир Дмитриевич, Лукин Евгений Юрьевич, Пехов Алексей Юрьевич, Злотников Роман Валерьевич, Головачев Василий, Васильев Владимир Николаевич, Дивов Олег Игоревич, Громов Александр Николаевич, Каганов Леонид Александрович, Панов Вадим Юрьевич, Андронати Ирина Сергеевна, Синицын Андрей Тимофеевич Eurocon 2008, Eurocon  
обложка книги Eurocon 2008. Спасти чужого Eurocon 2008. Спасти чужого

«Еврокон» – традиционная конференция профессионалов и любителей фантастики всей Европы. В 2008 году этот престижный форум впервые пройдет в России. Тринадцать самых популярных русских фантастов приняли предложение участвовать в проекте, посвященном этому уникальному событию. Сначала каждый из них написал рассказ на любимую читателями тему – «Убить чужого». После чего создал отповедь одному из ксенофобских текстов, со всей толерантностью пытаясь «Спасти чужого». В результате творческого соревнования авторов появился двухтомник. Одну из книг мы предлагаем вашему вниманию.

Лукин Евгений, Громов Александр, Зорич Александр, Каганов Леонид, Пехов Алексей, Михайлов Владимир, Лазарчук Андрей, Головачев Василий, Васильев Владимир, Злотников Роман, Лукьяненко Сергей, Андронати Ирина, Синицын Андрей, Панов Вадим, Дивов Олег Eurocon  
обложка книги Eurocon 2008. Убить Чужого Eurocon 2008. Убить Чужого

«Еврокон» – традиционная конференция профессионалов и любителей фантастики всей Европы. В 2008 году этот престижный форум впервые пройдет в России. Тринадцать самых популярных русских фантастов приняли предложение участвовать в проекте, посвященном этому уникальному событию. Сначала каждый из них написал рассказ на любимую читателями тему – «Убить Чужого». После чего создал отповедь одному из ксенофобских текстов, со всей толерантностью пытаясь «Спасти Чужого». В результате творческого соревнования авторов появился двухтомник, одну из книг которого мы предлагаем вашему вниманию.

Лукин Евгений, Громов Александр, Зорич Александр, Каганов Леонид, Пехов Алексей, Михайлов Владимир, Лазарчук Андрей, Головачев Василий, Васильев Владимир, Злотников Роман, Лукьяненко Сергей, Андронати Ирина, Синицын Андрей, Панов Вадим, Дивов Олег Eurocon  
обложка книги Exile Exile

The second in a series of premiere hardcover editions of Salvatore's classic dark elf tales.

This stunning new release of the classic R.A. Salvatore novel continues the tale of the origins of Salvatore’s signature dark elf character Drizzt Do’Urden and is the first-ever release of this Forgotten Realms novel title in hardcover. Each title in “The Legend of Drizzt” series showcases the classic dark elf novels in new, deluxe hardcover editions. Each title will feature annotations by the author, all new cover art, and forewords written by those who have become familiar with Salvatore and Drizzt over the years.

Salvatore Robert Anthony Forgotten Realms: Dark Elf  
Eclipse

While at her friend, Mary K's house, Alisa steals a Book of Shadows from Mary K's elder sister, Morgan. Alisa is inexplicably drawn to the book. She makes the shocking discovery that this Book of Shadows was written by her mother, which means that Alisa is half-witch. She turns to Morgan and Hunter, both blood-witches, for support and development of her powers. Her revelation comes just in time, for the dark wave is upon them and the witches of the Kithic coven join forces to defeat this evil before it destroys everything in its path.

Tiernan Cate Sweep  
обложка книги Żebracy na koniach Żebracy na koniach

Nancy Kress, jedna z czołowych współczesnych pisarek science fiction, stworzyła jak dotąd cały szereg prowokujących i nagradzanych opowiadań oraz powieści. Na wyżyny sukcesu wspięła się dzięki trylogii Żebracy. Pierwsza jej część, nagrodzona Hugo i Nebulą to Hiszpańscy żebracy. Ich kontynuacją jest książka Żebracy nie mają wyboru. Obie części przyjęto z entuzjazmem i obsypywano pochwałami. Locus pisał: „…radość czytania dzieła SF, które emanuje oryginalnością”. A także: „Znakomitym osiągnięciem Kress jest to, że postęp naukowy i ludzki idealizm, które są od zawsze siłą napędową najlepszych dzieł SF, pozostają w ścisłym związku z pełnym namiętności bałaganem, jakim jest życie…” Trylogię kończy powieść Żebracy na koniach. Autorka zajmuje się w niej problemami sił napędowych ewolucji, inżynierią genetyczną, konfliktami społecznymi i klasowymi oraz przedstawia nam problemy, z którymi ludzkość będzie borykać się w tym i w przyszłym stuleciu.

Kress Nancy Żebracy  
обложка книги Żebracy nie mają wyboru Żebracy nie mają wyboru

Żebracy nie mają wyboru to dalszy ciąg Hiszpańskich żebraków. Nancy Kress powraca do stworzonego przez siebie świata — do Stanów Zjednoczonych odmienionych przez powszechne stosowanie modyfikacji genetycznych. Genomodyfikowani utrzymują zwykłych ludzi w zamian za przyzwolenie na swoje rządy.

W zaciszu stworzonej przez siebie wyspy opracowują własny porządek świata, od czasu do czasu zadziwiając ludzkość wynalazkami. Ameryka, przytłoczona ciężarem wielomilionowej populacji bezczynnych trutni, wstrząsana nieodpowiedzialnymi eksperymentami genetyków i nanotechników, pogrąża się w chaosie i chyli ku upadkowi.


Kress Nancy Żebracy  
Exodus from the Long Sun

This fourth volume of “The Book of the Long Sun” sees Patera Silk, the charismatic young auger continuing to play a key role as matters move to a surprising climax.

Wolfe Gene The Book of the Long Sun  
обложка книги Elfsorrow Elfsorrow Barclay James Legends of the Raven  
обложка книги Emperor Emperor Wu William F Isaac Asimov's Robots in Time  
обложка книги Earth Is Room Enough Earth Is Room Enough Asimov Isaac  
Echea Rusch Kristine Kathryn  
обложка книги Expedition to Earth Expedition to Earth

Originally published as “Encounter at Dawn” and “Encounter in the Dawn”.

Clarke Arthur C  
Exit Долгопят Елена  
Epimys Sapiens Дубов Сергей Игоревич  
обложка книги Eutopía Eutopía Anderson Poul  
обложка книги El valor de ser un rey El valor de ser un rey Anderson Poul Patrulla del Tiempo, NOVA ciencia ficción  
обложка книги El pesar de Odín el Godo El pesar de Odín el Godo Anderson Poul Patrulla del Tiempo, NOVA ciencia ficción  
обложка книги Estrella del mar Estrella del mar Anderson Poul Patrulla del Tiempo, NOVA ciencia ficción  
обложка книги El año del Rescate El año del Rescate Anderson Poul Patrulla del Tiempo, NOVA ciencia ficción  
обложка книги ES ROBOTS ES ROBOTS

ES ROBOTS

AIZEKS AZIMOVS

A(Amer) Ai 487

No angļu valodas tulkojušas R. Koka un Ņ. Ķrilova.

Māksliniece V. Hirša.

DAŽI VĀRDI PAR AIZEKU AZIMOVU

«Vēsture sasniegusi robežlīniju, kad cilvēce vairs nedrīkst naidoties. Visiem cilvēkiem uz Zemes jābūt draugiem. Es vienmēr esmu cen­ties to uzsvērt savos darbos.»

Tie ir Aizeka Azimova — ievērojamā ame­rikāņu fantasta un zinātnieka — vārdi. Pēc viņa domām, zinātniskā fantastika ir viens no posmiem, kas palīdz apvienot cilvēci. Tā ri­sina problēmas, kas ir svarīgas visiem planē­tas iedzīvotājiem.

Šim žanram A. Azimovs — Harvarda uni­versitātes bioķīmijas profesors — veltījis div­desmit sava mūža gadu. Viņa devums ir vai­rāki desmiti romānu un stāstu. To pamatā ir piedzīvojumu tematika, fantastiskais ele­ments. Taču galvenais viņa daiļrades virziens ir cits: Azimovu visvairāk interesē socioloģi­jas problēmas, cilvēces nākotnes likteņi. Kā viņš iztēlojas nākotni?

«Cilvēkam, kas radis skatīt pasauli no amerikāņu redzes viedokļa, — izteicies reiz Azimovs, — optimistisks mūsdienu sabiedrī­bas skatījums ir nepieņemams. Es izmantoju fantastiku, lai kritizētu sabiedrību.» Azimova lielums atklājas viņa nozīmīgākajos, sociolo­ģijas problēmām veltītajos darbos. To vidū ir stāstu cikli «Es, robots», «Zvaigznes kā pu­tekļi», «Uz Zemes trūkst vietas», kā arī gran­diozā utopija — rakstnieka vērtīgākais darbs — «Mūžības beigas». Groteskā un pa­radoksālā formā lielais fantasts te paver mūsdienu kapitālistiskās pasaules drūmo ainu, risina modernās cilvēces morālās un filozofis­kās problēmas. Šī viela nedod pamatu opti­mistiski raudzīties cilvēces nākotnē, jo viss liecina par to, ka zinātnes milzīgie sasnie­gumi var novest pie cilvēces iznīcināšanas.

Tāpēc Aizeks Azimovs bija tik ļoti izbrīnī­jies par padomju fantastu sociālo optimismu. «… Padomju fantastika pieļauj, ka zinātnes progress agri vai vēlu radīs varenu cilvēces uzplaukumu. Pie mums tā domāja pirms ga­diem piecdesmit. Arī es agrāk biju tāds pats optimists …»

Taču arī šodien Azimovs ilgojas pēc optimis­ma. Rakstnieks pats atzīstas: ja viņš dzīvotu Padomju Savienībā, tad arī laikam rakstītu tādus pašus darbus kā padomju fantasti.

Interesanti atzīmēt, ka Aizeks Azimovs, kas savos fantastiskajos darbos risinājis ļoti plašu jautājumu loku, skardams gan kosmiskos li­dojumus, gan ar robotiem saistītas problē­mas, gan audzināšanas, apmācības un vēl daudzus citus jautājumus, pēdējos gados pie­vērsies galvenokārt populārzinātniskajai lite­ratūrai.

Kā to izskaidrot? Pats rakstnieks sniedz šādu paskaidrojumu: pēc pirmā mākslīgā Ze­mes pavadoņa palaišanas viņam kļuvis kauns, ka savās grāmatās viņš nav parādījis mūs­dienu zinātnes un tehnikas apbrīnojamos sa­sniegumus. Azimovs arī izsakās, ka viņš ne­protot aprakstīt jūtas un pārdzīvojumus, tā­pēc daiļliteratūras darbi viņam nepadodoties.

Te nu jāsaka, ka Aizeks Azimovs nepama­toti sevi noniecina. Jo, būdams ļoti erudīts un dziļš rakstnieks — īsts zinātniskās fantasti­kas klasiķis — viņš ierindojies piecu labāko amerikāņu fantastu skaitā. Tomēr jāuzsver, ka arī viņa populārzinātniskās grāmatas uz­rakstītas tikpat spoži, ar tādu pašu žilbinošu fantāzijas lidojumu un plašu vērienīgumu kā viņa fantastiskie darbi.

Tā kā latviešu lasītāju mēs iepazīstinām ar A. Azimova zinātniskās fantastikas darbu krājumu, noslēgumā gribētos vēl dažos vār­dos raksturot viņa paša domas par minētā žanra un tā rakstnieku galveno sūtību. Tās viņš izklāstījis priekšvārdā japāņu lasītājiem:

«Es nebeidzu cerēt, ka cilvēku sadarbība turpināsies Mēness iekarošanas lielajā darbā. Bet, ja ļaudis nesadarbosies, iekarojot Mē­nesi, tad līdz Marsa izpētīšanas brīdim cil­vēce būs smēlusies pietiekami veselā saprāta, lai apzinātos, ka tas ir visu kopīgs uzdevums.

Rakstnieki fantasti pareģo, ka šī diena pie­nāks, un viņi tādēļ raksta, lai tā drīzāk pie­nāktu. Rakstnieks fantasts, fantastikas lasī­tājs un pati fantastika kalpo cilvēcei.»

Ņ. Ķrilova

AZIMOVS AIZEKS  
обложка книги E.Godz E.Godz Asprin Robert, Friesner Esther  
Everville Barker Clive  
обложка книги Echoes Of Honor Echoes Of Honor

For eight years, Commodore Honor Harrington has been in the forefront of the battle between the Star Kingdom of Manticore and the vastly more powerful People's Republic of Haven. Now Honor has fallen, captured by the Peep Navy.

Weber David Honor Harrington  
обложка книги Empire from the Ashes Empire from the Ashes Weber David  
обложка книги Earthborn Earthborn Card Orson Scott  
обложка книги Earthfall Earthfall Card Orson Scott  
обложка книги Ender's Shadow Ender's Shadow Card Orson Scott  
обложка книги Enchantment Enchantment Card Orson Scott  
обложка книги Effendi Effendi

The brilliant sequel to the critically acclaimed PASHAZADE

Among many other things, Ashraf Bey is a fugitive from the US justice system (definitely); son of the Emir of Tunis (possibly); and chief of detectives in the El Iskandryian police force (apparently). Small wonder that he's a little confused...

Raf's ex-fiance Zara still doesn't want to see him, so she says. His nine-year-old niece is busy doing things with computers that are strictly illegal. And when the city suddenly starts to fall apart and Zara's father is accused of mass-murder, Raf begins to learn the true cost of loyalty...

As the US, France and Germany try to dominate both the present and future of the Middle East in this alternate 21st century - as they have the past - Ashraf Bey must become both saviour and avenger. It's not an easy trick, but someone has to do it...

Grimwood Jon Courtenay Arabesk  
обложка книги Effendi Effendi

The brilliant sequel to the critically acclaimed PASHAZADE

Among many other things, Ashraf Bey is a fugitive from the US justice system (definitely); son of the Emir of Tunis (possibly); and chief of detectives in the El Iskandryian police force (apparently). Small wonder that he's a little confused...

Raf's ex-fiance Zara still doesn't want to see him, so she says. His nine-year-old niece is busy doing things with computers that are strictly illegal. And when the city suddenly starts to fall apart and Zara's father is accused of mass-murder, Raf begins to learn the true cost of loyalty...

As the US, France and Germany try to dominate both the present and future of the Middle East in this alternate 21st century - as they have the past - Ashraf Bey must become both saviour and avenger. It's not an easy trick, but someone has to do it...

Grimwood Jon Courtenay Arabesk  
обложка книги End of the World Blues End of the World Blues

Kit Nouveau didn't escape himself when he flew to Japan. He runs a bar in the Roppongi district of Tokyo and is having an affair with the wife of a High Yakusa ganglord. All things considered being held up at gunpoint isn't a complete shock. The pale girl in the black cloak appearing from nowhere and punching an ivory spike into the man's head on the other hand ...

Nijie has stolen fifteen million dollars, she's on the run, she's just killed a man and she has a cat who knows more than it should. It's a lot to deal with when you haven't even left school. But Nijie is really Lady Neku. And it is time for her to stop mewling in the darkness. And suddenly, the girl who became Lady Neku understands she's never really been anyone else. And in a sentient castle at the end of world Lady Neku otherwise known as Baroness Nawa-no-ukiyo, Countess High Strange and chatelaine of Schloss Omga realizes that a man called Kit has stolen some of her memories.

Grimwood Jon Courtenay  
Ex Oblivione (Из забвения) Лавкрафт Говард Филипс  
Emotional Quotient Лем Станислав  
Exodus Лем Станислав  
обложка книги Edge Edge Blackthorne Thomas  
обложка книги Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Brown Fredric, Onspaugh Carl  
обложка книги Etaoin Shrdlu Etaoin Shrdlu Brown Fredric  
обложка книги Experiment Experiment Brown Fredric  
обложка книги Entretien avec un vampire Entretien avec un vampire

De nos jours, à la Nouvelle-Orléans, un jeune homme a été convoqué dans l’obscurité d’une chambre d’hôtel pour écouter la plus étrange histoire qui soit. Tandis que tourne le magnétophone, son mystérieux interlocuteur raconte sa vie, sa vie de vampire.Comme l’interviewer, nous nous laissons subjuguer, fasciner et entraîner à travers les siècles dans un monde sensuel et terrifiant où l’atroce le dispute au sublime.

Véritable livre culte, premier volet des désormais incontournables «Chroniques des vampires», Entretien avec un vampire renouvelle totalement l’un des mythes les plus riches et les plus ambigus du fantastique.

Rice Anne Les Chroniques des vampires  
обложка книги Earth Unaware Earth Unaware

His words alone could change the world—his words alone DID change the world. Was it mass hypnosis, a hex, or THE POWER?


First published as “Of Godlike Power”.

Reynolds Mack  
Even The Vampires Get The Blues

Paen Scott is a Dark One: a vampire without a soul. And his mother is about to lose hers, too, if Paen can't repay a debt to a demon by finding a relic known as the Jilin God—in five days. When he hires half-elf private investigator Samantha Cosse to help him, he sets her elf senses tingling. Which makes it pretty much impossible to keep their relationship on a professional level. Especially since Sam is convinced that she is Paen's Beloved—the woman who can give him back his soul, whether he wants it or not...

Макалистер Кейти Dark Ones  
Even Vampires Get The Blues

Paen Scott is a Dark One: a vampire without a soul. And his mother is about to lose hers, too, if Paen can't repay a debt to a demon by finding a relic known as the Jilin God—in five days. When he hires half-elf private investigator Samantha Cosse to help him, he sets her elf senses tingling. Which makes it pretty much impossible to keep their relationship on a professional level. Especially since Sam is convinced that she is Paen's Beloved—the woman who can give him back his soul, whether he wants it or not...

Макалистер Кейти Dark Ones  
обложка книги Existence Existence

Billions of planets may be ripe for life, even intelligence. So where is Everybody? Do civilizations make the same fatal mistakes, over and over? Might we be the first to cross the mine-field, evading every trap to learn the secret of Existence?

Astronaut Gerald Livingstone grabs a crystal lump of floating space debris. Little does he suspect it's an alien artifact, sent across the vast, interstellar gulf, bearing a message.

"Join us!" – it proclaims. What does the enticing invitation mean? To enroll in a great federation of free races?

Only then, what of rumors that this starry messenger may not be the first? Have other crystals fallen from the sky, across 9,000 years? Some have offered welcome. Others… a warning!

This masterwork of science fiction combines hard-science speculation and fast-paced action with the deeply thoughtful ideas and haunting imagery that David Brin (best-selling author of Earth and The Postman) is known for in more than twenty languages.

Brin David  
обложка книги Excession Excession

Two and a half millennia ago, the artifact appeared in a remote corner of space, beside a trillion-year old dying sun from a different universe. It was a perfect black-body sphere, and it did nothing. Then it disappeared. Now it is back.

Silent, motionless, and resisting all efforts to make contact, the artifact waits. The Culture ships, however, cannot. For the artifact is something they need to understand first, before it falls into less understanding hands — and triggers a political and military crisis which will threaten everything the Culture has achieved.

One person who saw the artifact when it first appeared may have information concerning its purpose, but she is living out her death in the immense Eccentric ship, the Sleeper Service. The Culture ships formulate a plan to retrieve her. The Sleeper Service has other things on its mind.

A novel of extraordinary imagination, richness and energy, Excession is Iain M. Banks at his magnificent best.

Banks Iain M Culture  
обложка книги Extinction Extinction Larson B V Star force  
обложка книги El hacedor de universos El hacedor de universos

Cuando Robert Wolff encuentra el extraño cuerno en una casa deshabitada, halla en verdad la llave que habrá de franquearle un universo alucinante y distinto.

Un soplo en el cuerno le abrirá la puerta del espacio-tiempo que ha de permitirle entrar en un cosmos cuyas dimensiones y leyes no tienen parangón alguno con el sistema que rige nuestra conocida galaxia.

Ese otro universo es una conjunción de mundos, como escalonados uno encima de otro, accesibles mediante la ocasional resonancia del referido cuerno, hasta que Wolff se encuentra frente, cara a cara, con el cerebro creador de este otro sistema.

Pero... ¿quién es en realidad este Señor, Hacedor de Universos? ¿Cuál es la verdad?

Farmer Philip é Nebulae, El Mundo de los Niveles, World of Tiers  
обложка книги Elegy Elegy Kellen Christopher The Arbiter codex  
обложка книги Eric Eric

Faust, vous connaissez ?…

Mais voici Eric, quatorze ans, le plus jeune démonologue du Disque-monde.

Hélas, aucun démon – ni succube, hum... – ne répond à son invocation. Dans le cercle magique apparaissent Rincevent et le Bagage – respectivement le mage le plus incompétent et l'accessoire de voyage le plus redoutable de l'univers.

Et que veut Eric ? Oh, rien de bien original : l'immortalité, la domination du monde et la plus belle femme de tous les temps.

Ce qui entraîne la fine équipe dans un périple étourdissant, de l'empire tézuma des adorateurs de Quetzduffelcoatl, le Boa de plumes, aux rivages de Tsort où les Ephébiens guerroient pour sauver la belle Elénor…

Jusqu'à l'aube des temps et la création du monde…

Et jusqu'aux enfers, où règne Astfgl, le roi-pédégé de tous les diables.

Y a-t-il d'autres romans pour vous en offrir tant ?

Pratchett Terry , Disque-Monde  
обложка книги El temor de un hombre sabio. Crónicas del Asesino de Reyes: segundo día El temor de un hombre sabio. Crónicas del Asesino de Reyes: segundo día

Músico, mendigo, ladrón, estudiante, mago, héroe y asesino. Kvothe es un personaje legendario, el héroe o el villano de miles de historias que circulan entre la gente. Todos le dan por muerto, cuando en realidad se ha ocultado con un nombre falso en una aldea perdida. Allí simplemente es el taciturno dueño de Roca de Guía, una posada en el camino. Hasta que hace un día un viajero llamado Cronista le reconoció y le suplicó que le revelase su historia, la auténtica, la que deshacía leyendas y rompía mitos, la que mostraba una verdad que sólo Kvothe conocía. A lo que finalmente Kvothe accedió, con una condición: había mucho que contar, y le llevaría tres días. Es la mañana del segundo día, y tres hombres se sientan a una mesa de Roca de Guía: un posadero de cabello rojo como una llama, su pupilo Bast y Cronista, que moja la pluma en el tintero y se prepara a transcribir…

El temor de un hombre sabio empieza donde terminaba El nombre del viento: en la Universidad. De la que luego Kvothe se verá obligado a partir en pos del nombre del viento, en pos de la aventura, en pos de esas historias que aparecen en libros o se cuentan junto a una hoguera del camino o en una taberna, en pos de la antigua orden de los caballeros Amyr y, sobre todo, en pos de los Chandrian. Su viaje le lleva a la corte plagada de intrigas del maer Alveron en el reino de Vintas, al bosque de Eld en persecución de unos bandidos, a las colinas azotadas por las tormentas que rodean la ciudad de Ademre, a los confines crepusculares del reino de los Fata. Y cada vez parece que tiene algo más cerca la solución del misterio de los Chandrian, y su venganza.

Rothfuss Patrick  
обложка книги El Rey de Amarillo El Rey de Amarillo

En El Rey de Amarillo. Relatos macabros y terroríficos -título que hace referencia a una obra imaginaria, «El Rey de Amarillo», cuya lectura provoca estupor, locura y tragedia espectral, y de la que el Necronomicón lovecraftiano es deudor- hemos seleccionado los cinco relatos de corte fantástico de la colección original (dejando de lado los que no lo son): La máscara, En el Pasaje del Dragón, El Reparador de Reputaciones, La demoiselle d’Ys y, el más famoso, El Signo Amarillo -obra maestra del cuento macabro de suspense, con un final escalofriante-. El volumen se completa con El Creador de Lunas y Una velada placentera, proc…

Chambers Robert W  
Every Witch Way But Dead

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Харрисон Ким The Hollows  
обложка книги El nacimiento de una era El nacimiento de una era

Siglo XXI. Dos holocaustos nucleares han sacudido el planeta. En Jerusalén 144.000, judíos mesiánicos han desarrollado poderes sobrenaturales. Todos los países se ven obligados a unirse bajo un único mando de la ONU para afrontar un futuro que presagia catástrofes. En el se descubrirá un secreto de relevancia devastadora y universal que revelará el increíble futuro del hombre… y la verdadera naturaleza de Dios.

BeauSeigneur James  
обложка книги El ladrón de tiempo El ladrón de tiempo

Corre el año 1758 cuando el joven Matthieu Zéla abandona París acompañado por su hermano menor, Tomas, y por Dominique Sauvet, la única mujer a quien amará de verdad. Además de haber sido testigo de un brutal asesinato, aunque aún no lo sabe, Matthieu lleva consigo otro terrible secreto, una característica insólita y perturbadora: su cuerpo dejará de envejecer. Así, su prolongada existencia nos llevará desde la Revolución francesa hasta el Hollywood de los años veinte, de la Gran Exposición Universal de 1851 a la crisis del 29, y cuando el siglo XX llegue a su fin, la mente de Matthieu albergará un cúmulo de experiencias que harán de él un hombre sabio, aunque no necesariamente más feliz.

Boyne John  
обложка книги El Jarama El Jarama

El Jaramaes la novela que le supuso la consagración y la fama, con ella obtuvo el Premio Nadal en 1955 y el de la Crítica en 1956, narra dieciséis horas de la vida de once amigos un domingo de verano de excursión en las riberas del río que le da nombre en tres frentes, en la orilla del río y simultáneamente en la taberna de Mauricio -donde los habituales parroquianos beben, discuten y juegan a las cartas- y en una arboleda a orillas del Jarama en la que se instalan los excursionistas. Al acabar el día, un acontecimiento inesperado, el descubrimiento de una de las jóvenes ahogada en el río, colma la jornada de honda poesía y dota a la novela de su extraña grandeza, por contraste con el tono objetivo general en la novela donde nada sustancioso ocurre y solamente se describen y narran cotidianas minucias con una frialdad magnetofónica. Enmarcada entre dos pasajes de una descripción geográfica del curso del río Jarama, esta novela posee un realismo absoluto, casi conductista o behaviorista, en el que el narrador no se permite ni una mínima expansión sentimental o interpretativa, ni sondeo alguno en la psicología interna de sus personajes, y el lenguaje coloquial de los diálogos se encuentra presidido por el rigor más alto. Se ha querido interpretar, sin embargo, la novela como una narración simbólica o simbolista y desde luego representa un extraordinario contraste con su novela anterior.

Ferlosio Rafael ánchez  
обложка книги Emerald Hell Emerald Hell

Hellboy comes to the crossroads in Enigma, Georgia, a small town best by strange occurrences. Sent to keep an eye on Sarah Nail, a young girl hiding from the curse of her family, Hellboy becomes entangled in the blood debt of evil mystical preacher, Brother Jester. Stuck between human malice and the mysteries of the occult, Hellboy comes up against an intrigue of ghosts, demon trees, talking bullfrogs, and a race of lost mutant children.

Piccirilli Tom  
Enklawa Wolski w shortach (2)

Kolejny tom "wolszczyzny" zawiera krótką powieść "Enklawa", w nowej, poprawionej i przeredagowanej wersji oraz kilka dłuższych nowel, podzielonych na bloki: Baśnie dla bezsennych, Party i Horrory na późne wieczory.

Marcin Wolski nie zamyka się w jednej konwencji, miesza je. żongluje, nagina do swoich potrzeb. Znajdziemy tu kryminał, polityczną sensację, historię alternatywną, science fiction, romans, horror. Część opowiadań jest po raz pierwszy prezentowana czytelnikowi. Wszystkie teksty łączy wspólny rodowód – Radio, na którego zamówienie i potrzeby powstały. A także niepowtarzalny styl Marcina Wolskiego: humor, ironia, sensacyjne spięcia fabuły i zaskakująca puenta. To proza, którą uwielbiają czytelnicy w każdym wieku.

Wolski Marcin  
обложка книги El último día de la guerra El último día de la guerra

En 1936, los gemelos Sawyer regresan a Gran Bretaña con una medalla de bronce ganada en los Juegos Olímpicos de Berlín y con una joven judía escondida en su furgoneta. El amor por la joven alemana y la guerra que se avecina empezarán a distanciar a los dos hermanos, que emprenden caminos divergentes: Jack se convierte en piloto de bombarderos de la RAF, mientras que Joe es objetor de conciencia y voluntario de la Cruz Roja.

Cuando en 1941 se estudia la firma de un tratado de paz con Alemania, ambos son llamados por separado para asesorar a Winston Churchill: de sus respuestas depende el futuro de la guerra.

Priest Christopher  
обложка книги Endymion Spring Endymion Spring

Attractively packaged in an all-important shiny cover, and clocking in at just shy of 450 pages, Matthew Skelton's debut novel is a substantial and impressive addition to the oeuvre of modern children's books that many commentators say is undergoing something of a 'Golden Age'.

Endymion Spring, feverishly sought after by many a publisher when it was completed and thrust forth upon the books community for acquisition, has catapulted its shy creator into a very large limelight. And it is attention richly deserved. It's a well-written book that impresses from the beginning.

The author expertly interweaves two narratives with aplomb. The first tells of the adventures of 12-year-old Blake Winters, who is visiting Oxford with his academic mother and his kid sister, Duck. While their mum immerses herself in dusty academia, Blake feels trapped in the rarefied air of the college library until one day, while running his finger along a shelf, something pierces his finger, drawing blood. The biting book responsible is a battered old volume, with a strange clasp like a serpent's head―with real fangs. Printed on its front are two words: Endymion Spring.

The second part of the story takes place in 1452, in medieval Mainz, the German city where Johannes Gutenberg invented the first printing press to use movable type. It's the tale of Gutenberg's young apprentice, and the sacrifices he makes to keep a precious, dangerous dragon book from falling into the wrong hands.

The publishing industry loves a rags-to-riches story, and it hit the jackpot when Matthew Skelton, a penniless academic from Oxford, wrote a first novel that sold for huge sums of money. But Skelton has justified the investment in him by writing an intriguing, dramatic and suspenseful novel that cannot to fail to entertain all those who dare to pick it up.

(Age 10 and over) – John McLay

Skelton Matthew  
Essays. Catscan Columns Sterling Bruce  
Essays. FSF Columns Sterling Bruce  
Expanded Universe Heinlein Robert A  
обложка книги Escape Velocity Escape Velocity Stasheff Cristopher Warlock in Spite of Himself  
обложка книги El corazon de la serpiente El corazon de la serpiente Efremov Ivan , Великое Кольцо  
обложка книги Erak_s ransom Erak_s ransom Flanagan John ranger's apprentice  
Empire of Silver Iggulden Conn Conqueror  
обложка книги Evil for Evil Evil for Evil Parker K J Engineer  
обложка книги Emergence Emergence

An inventive tale of one young girl, first in a new stage of human evolution, and her turbulent odyssey across an America scared by a Bionuclear war.


Won Compton Crook Award in 1985.

Nominated for Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1984.

Nominated for Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1985.

Finalist of Philip K. Dick Award in 1984.

Nominated for Locus Award for best first novel and best SF Novel in 1985.

Palmer David R  
обложка книги Explorers of Gor Explorers of Gor

All the glorious panorama of Earth's planetary twin, barbaric Gor, is present in John Norman's latest novel.

When the shield ring of the much feared Kurii falls into the possession of a mysterious black explorer, it becomes vital to the Priest-Kings that Tarl Cabot himself regain that ancient product of an alien science. His quest brings him to the unmapped interior of the great equatorial rain-forests and into new dangers without parallel.

Here are jungle kingdoms and tropical trade cities, fierce beasts and fiercer men. And at the heart of this full-bodied Gorean novel is a lost city - and a linkage of the loveliest enemy agents ever lured from the cities of far-off Terra.

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

All the glorious panorama of Earth's planetary twin, barbaric Gor, is present in John Norman's latest novel.

When the shield ring of the much feared Kurii falls into the possession of a mysterious black explorer, it becomes vital to the Priest-Kings that Tarl Cabot himself regain that ancient product of an alien science. His quest brings him to the unmapped interior of the great equatorial rain-forests and into new dangers without parallel.

Here are jungle kingdoms and tropical trade cities, fierce beasts and fiercer men. And at the heart of this full-bodied Gorean novel is a lost city - and a linkage of the loveliest enemy agents ever lured from the cities of far-off Terra.

Norman John Chronicles of Counter-Earth  
обложка книги Earthlight Earthlight

The time: 200 years after man’s first landing on the Moon. There are permanent populations established on the Moon, Venus and Mars. Outer space inhabitants have formed a new political entity, the Federation, and between the Federation and Earth a growing rivalry has developed. Earthlight is the story of this emerging conflict.

Clarke Arthur Space Trilogy  
обложка книги Entwicklungshilfe Entwicklungshilfe Anderson Poul  
обложка книги Elric of Melnibone Elric of Melnibone

Elric of Melniboné is a requisite title in the hard fantasy canon, a book no fantasy fan should leave unread. Author Michael Moorcock, already a major player in science fiction, cemented his position in the fantasy pantheon with the Elric saga, of which Elric of Melniboné is the first installment. The book's namesake, the brooding albino emperor of the dying nation of Melniboné, is a sort of Superman for Goths, truly an archetype of the genre.

The youthful Elric is a cynical and melancholy king, heir to a nation whose 100,000-year rule of the world ended less than 500 years hence. More interested in brooding contemplation than holding the throne, Elric is a reluctant ruler, but he also realizes that no other worthy successor exists and the survival of his once-powerful, decadent nation depends on him alone. Elric's nefarious, brutish cousin Yyrkoon has no patience for his physically weak kinsman, and he plots constantly to seize Elric's throne, usually over his dead body. Elric of Melniboné followsYrkoon's scheming, reaching its climax in a battle between Elric and Yyrkoon with the demonic runeblades Stormbringer and Mournblade. In this battle, Elric gains control of the soul-stealing Stormbringer, an event that proves pivotal to the Elric saga.

Moorcock Michael Основной цикл  
обложка книги Elric of Melnibone Elric of Melnibone

Elric of Melniboné is a requisite title in the hard fantasy canon, a book no fantasy fan should leave unread. Author Michael Moorcock, already a major player in science fiction, cemented his position in the fantasy pantheon with the Elric saga, of which Elric of Melniboné is the first installment. The book's namesake, the brooding albino emperor of the dying nation of Melniboné, is a sort of Superman for Goths, truly an archetype of the genre.

The youthful Elric is a cynical and melancholy king, heir to a nation whose 100,000-year rule of the world ended less than 500 years hence. More interested in brooding contemplation than holding the throne, Elric is a reluctant ruler, but he also realizes that no other worthy successor exists and the survival of his once-powerful, decadent nation depends on him alone. Elric's nefarious, brutish cousin Yyrkoon has no patience for his physically weak kinsman, and he plots constantly to seize Elric's throne, usually over his dead body. Elric of Melniboné followsYrkoon's scheming, reaching its climax in a battle between Elric and Yyrkoon with the demonic runeblades Stormbringer and Mournblade. In this battle, Elric gains control of the soul-stealing Stormbringer, an event that proves pivotal to the Elric saga.

Moorcock Michael Основной цикл  
обложка книги Elric at the End of Time Elric at the End of Time

 Elric and Smiorgan return to the Isle of Purple Towns. The Pale Prince resolves to return to Melniboné and regain the Ruby Throne from Yyrkoon, he hires a Filkharian ship to take him home, but it blows off course and deposits him on the Sorcerer's Isle. He is forced to fight the inhabitants at a great cost...

Moorcock Michael Elric Apocryphal Storyes  
обложка книги Elric at the End of Time Elric at the End of Time

 Elric and Smiorgan return to the Isle of Purple Towns. The Pale Prince resolves to return to Melniboné and regain the Ruby Throne from Yyrkoon, he hires a Filkharian ship to take him home, but it blows off course and deposits him on the Sorcerer's Isle. He is forced to fight the inhabitants at a great cost...

Moorcock Michael Elric Apocryphal Storyes  
обложка книги Excelsis Dei. Файл №211 Excelsis Dei. Файл №211

Этот сериал смотрят во всем мире уже пятый год. Он вобрал в себя все страхи нашего времени, загадки и тайны, в реальности так и не получившие научного объяснения.

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Картер Крис Секретные материалы  
обложка книги Exil auf Centaurus Exil auf Centaurus

Als die Fremden im Jahre 2439 die Erde überfielen, flohen sie vor der Übermacht und gründeten im Centaurus-System auf einer von Menschen besiedelten Welt eine Exilregierung. Jahrzehnte vergingen, bevor sie daran denken konnten, die Herrschaft der Invasoren zu brechen. Schließlich kehrt ein junger Mann vom Centaurus zur Erde zurück. Er soll mit der Untergrundbewegung Kontakt aufnehmen und die Erde von der Fremdherrschaft befreien …

Budrys Algis  
обложка книги Es Es

In diesem atmosphärisch ungeheuer dichten Roman schildert Stephen King, der weltweit als "Edgar Allan Poe der Gegenwart" gefeiert wird, den uralten mythischen Kampf zwischen Gut und Böse. Die Gemeinschaft der Freunde kann "es" töten, weil ihre Freundschaft und Liebe zueinander stärker ist als die Gewalt des Bösen.


Titel der englischen Originalausgabe: »It«

King Stephen  
обложка книги Ex Libris Ex Libris

Isaac Inchbold, middle-aged proprietor of Nonsuch Books, has never traveled more than 24 leagues from London, where by 1660 he has made his home above his bookshop for 25 years. King (Domino) opens his finely wrought tale with Inchbold's receipt of a strange letter from an unknown woman, Alethea Greatorex, or Lady Marchamont. Surprising himself and his apprentice, Tom Monk, Inchbold consents to visit her at Pontifex Hall, in Dorsetshire. Once he arrives at the crumbling manor house, Lady Marchamont shows him its extraordinary library and sets him a strange task: he is to track down a certain ancient and heretical manuscript, The Labyrinth of the World, missing from her collection and identifiable by her father's ex libris. Withholding much relevant informationAsuch as the reasons that her husband and father were murderedAshe offers him a sum greater than his yearly income, but gives no reason other than that she wishes the collection undiminished. When he accepts the job, Inchbold is drawn into a clandestine, centuries-old battle over the manuscriptAhis every move, it seems, dictated by some unseen hand. King expertly leads his protagonist through an endless labyrinth of clues, discoveries and dangers, all the while expertly detailing 17th-century Europe's struggles over religion and knowledge. He interweaves a subplot describing the manuscript's journey from Prague to Pontifex Hall that involves theft, flight and murder. The world of the novel is satisfyingly complete, from its ornate syntax and vocabulary to the Dickensian names of its characters (Phineas Greenleaf, Dr. Pickvance, Nat Crumb); its beleaguered, likable narrator is fully developed; and its fast-paced action is intricately conceived. Fans of literary thrillers by the likes of Eco, Hoeg and Perez-Reverte will delight in this suspenseful, confident and intelligent novel.

King Ross  
обложка книги Eurocon 2008. Убить Чужого Eurocon 2008. Убить Чужого

«Еврокон» - традиционная конференция профессионалов и любителей фантастики всей Европы. В 2008 году этот престижный форум впервые пройдет в России. Тринадцать самых популярных русских фантастов приняли предложение участвовать в проекте, посвященном этому уникальному событию. Сначала каждый из них написал рассказ на любимую читателями тему - «Убить Чужого». После чего создал отповедь одному из ксенофобских текстов, со всей толерантностью пытаясь «Спасти Чужого». В результате творческого соревнования авторов появился двухтомник, одну из книг которого мы предлагаем вашему вниманию.Роман Валерьевич Злотников , Владимир Дмитриевич Михайлов , Евгений Юрьевич Лукин , Александр Николаевич Громов , Александр Зорич , Ирина Сергеевна Андронати , Владимир Николаевич Васильев , Алексей Юрьевич Пехов , Леонид Александрович Каганов , Олег Игоревич Дивов , Вадим Юрьевич Панов , Андрей Геннадьевич Лазарчук , Василий Головачев , Сергей Васильевич Лукьяненко

Лукьяненко Сергей Васильевич, Зорич Александр, Лазарчук Андрей Геннадьевич, Михайлов Владимир Дмитриевич, Лукин Евгений Юрьевич, Пехов Алексей Юрьевич, Злотников Роман Валерьевич, Головачев Василий, Васильев Владимир Николаевич, Дивов Олег Игоревич, Громов Александр Николаевич, Каганов Леонид Александрович, Панов Вадим Юрьевич, Андронати Ирина Сергеевна, Синицын Андрей Тимофеевич Eurocon 2008, Eurocon  
El refugio

2024 d.C.: Un heterodoxo arqueólogo jesuita descubre en Marte los ruinas de una civilización desaparecida.

2029 d.C.: Sobre el lecho seco del mar de Aral, en el centro de la meseta de Ustyurt, aparece una forma de vida vegetal no terrestre.

2034 d.C.: Una inimaginable catástrofe cósmica se abate sobre la Tierra.

2039 d.C.: La humanidad diezmada se esfuerza en salir adelante, mientras una expedición espacial parte en busca de los culpables del Exterminio. En el curso de su viaje descubrirá una amenaza que empezó millones de años atrás.

Aguilera Juan Miguel, Redal Javier  
обложка книги Eden Eden

W obliczeniach był błąd. Nie przeszli nad atmosferą ale zderzyli się z nią [...] W jego wyniku rakieta z grupą kosmonautów awaryjnie ląduje na planecie Eden. Ludzie rozpoczynają naprawę statku, a także badanie planety, która okazuje się zamieszkana przez istoty rozumne. Podczas poznawania nowego środowiska kosmonauci odkrywają niezrozumiałe z ziemskiego punktu widzenia rzeczy i zjawiska, np. działającą automatycznie fabrykę, która najpierw produkuje nieznane przedmioty, a następnie je niszczy. Najbardziej jednak niezrozumiały wydaje się Ziemianom system społeczny, w którym egzystują "dubelty" (jak nazwali Edeńczyków). Wiodącą technologią jest bioinżynieria, która za pomocą manipulacji genetycznych usiłuje wytworzyć "lepsza rasę". Wytwory nieudanych eksperymentów są eksterminowane...

Lem ław  
обложка книги Earth Earth

Weaving an epic of complex dimensions, David Brin plaits initially divergent story lines, all set in the year 2038, into an outstandingly satisfying novel. At the center is a type of mystery: after a failed murder attempt, a group of people try to save the victim, recover the murder weapon, identify the guilty party and fend off other assassins, all the while being led through n+1 plot twists — each with a sense of overhanging doom, because the intended victim is Gaea, Earth herself. The struggle to save the planet gives Brin the occasion to recap recent global events: a world war fought to wrest all caches of secret information from the grip of an elite few; a series of ecological disasters brought about by environmental abuse; and the effects of a universal interactive data network on beginning to turn the world into a true global village. Fully dimensional and engaging characters with plausible motivations bring drama to these scenarios. Brin’s exciting prose style will probably make this a Hugo nominee, and will certainly keep readers turning pages.

Brin David  
обложка книги El desterrado El desterrado

Sorak es un mestizo, abandonado en el desierto, que es rescatado por una druida errante y educado después en la Disciplina del Druida y La Senda del Protector. Busca sus orígenes y al misterioso hechicero conocido como "El Sabio", cuya vida corre peligro. En esta aventura épica será acompañado por Ryana, la hermosa sacerdotisa villichi que ha quebrantado sus votos para acompañarlo, y por la encantadora y mimada hija de un rey-hechicero. Juntos desafiarán los peligros del desolador desierto arthesiano, en el mundo del Sol Oscuro. Por primera vez, en un solo volumen, la trilogía "La Tribu de Uno", de Simon Hawke, que en su día se publicó en tres libros: "El Desterrado", "El Peregrino" y "El Nómada".

Hawke Simon  
обложка книги El peregrino El peregrino

Sorak el elfling parte en busca del misterioso hechicero al que se conoce como «El Sabio». Junto con Ryana, la hermosa sacerdotisa villichi que ha quebrantado sus votos para seguirlo en su misión, y la encantadora y mimada hija de un rey-hechicero que ha huido de la caravana de un noble, Sorak se enfrenta a los desconocidos peligros del salvaje desierto athasiano. Lo persigue un enemigo cruel e implacable que no se detendrá ante nada para recuperara a la princesa que le ha sido arrebatada.

Hawke Simon  
обложка книги Echoes of the Fourth Magic Echoes of the Fourth Magic Salvatore R A The chronicles of Ynis Aielle  
обложка книги Exiled from Earth Exiled from Earth

Computer engineer Lou Christopher’s life falls apart when the World Government decrees that the project he is working on is too dangerous to continue. Thus, he and thousands of other scientists and their families are sentenced to permanent exile from Earth on a space station. But Lou and several others decide to escape—by converting the space station into a starship setting off for the interstellar journey.

Bova Ben Exiles  
обложка книги Echoes of the Well of Souls Echoes of the Well of Souls

The first book in a fabulous new trilogy set in Well World—site of bestselling SF mainstay Jack Chalker's most successful series of novels. For uncounted aeons, the Well World had given order to the universe. Now, an utterly alien entity was loose—and bent on corrupting the Well World.

Chalker Jack L Watchers at the Well  
обложка книги End of Exile End of Exile

Born and brought up on a space ship that is slowly deteriorating, Linc discovers its secrets and the way to get the remaining occupants to their ultimate destination.

Bova Ben Exiles  
обложка книги El Nombre Del Viento El Nombre Del Viento

He robado princesas a reyes agónicos. Incendié la ciudad de Trebon. He pasado la noche con Felurian y he despertado vivo y cuerdo. Me expulsaron de la Universidad a una edad a la que a la mayoría todavía no los dejan entrar. He recorrido de noche caminos de los que otros no se atreven a hablar ni siquiera de día. He hablado con dioses, he amado a mujeres y escrito canciones que hacen llorar a los bardos.

`Me llamo Kvothe. Quizás hayas oído hablar de mi.`

Kvothe es un personaje legendario, el héroe y el villano de miles de historias que corren entre la gente. Todos le dan por muerto, cuando en realidad vive con un nombre falso en una posada apartada y humilde, de la que es propietario. Nadie sabe ahora quién es. Hasta que una noche un viajero, llamado el Cronista, le reconoce y le suplica que le revele su historia, la verdadera, a lo que finalmente Kvothe accede. Pero habrá mucho que contar, le llevará tres días. Este es el primero…Kvothe (que podría pronunciarse ´Kuouz´) es el hijo del director de una compañía itinerante de artistas -actores, músicos, magos, juglares y acróbatas- cuya llegada a los pueblos y ciudades siempre es un motivo de alegría. En ese ambiente Kvothe, un niño prodigio muy alegre y servicial, aprende distintas artes.

Para él, la magia no existe, sabe que son trucos. Hasta que un día se tropieza con Abenthy, un viejo mago que ha dominado los arcanos del saber, y le ve llamar al viento. Desde ese momento Kvothe solo anhela aprender la gran magia de conocer el nombre auténtico de las cosas. Pero ese es un conocimiento peligroso y Abenthy, que intuye en el niño un gran don, le enseña con cautela mientras lo prepara para que un día pueda ingresar en la Universidad y convertirse en un maestro de magos. Una tarde en que su padre ha estado ensayando el tema de una nueva canción sobre unos demonios legendarios, los Chandrian, Kvothe se va a pasear al bosque. Cuando regresa ya anochecido, descubre los carromatos incendiados y que todos, también sus padres, han sido asesinados. Unos desconocidos están sentados alrededor de la hoguera, pero luego desaparecen. Durante meses Kvothe vaga atemorizado por el bosque con su laúd por única compañía y cuando llega el invierno se dirige a la gran ciudad.

Rothfuss Patrick  
обложка книги Extinction Agenda Extinction Agenda

The human race is under siege—with shapeshifters, vampires, and half-blood werewolves freely prowling the streets of the world’s cities …and Full Bloods about to descend en masse from out of the dark wilderness. The police and the military are helpless, and only the Skinners can forestall the tactical nuke strikes the Army has planned as a last resort.

Skinners, partners, lovers, Paige Strobel and Cole Warnecki know Armageddon is at hand, and seek a union with the mysterious European blood hunters, the Gypsy Amriany, as a final, desperate means to preventing the monster apocalypse. But power-mad traitors from the ranks of their own kind could doom humanity’s valiant efforts to survive. And the only possible outcome at the end of the ultimate war is total extinction. But for whom …or what?

Pelegrimas Marcus Skinners  
обложка книги El Desierto De Hielo El Desierto De Hielo

Anaíd debe descender al mundo de los muertos, pero para ello debe irse de Urt, dejando atrás a sus nuevos amigos y a Roc. Se va de viaje con su madre, que le contará toda la historia anterior a su nacimiento: cómo conoció a su padre y todo lo que tuvo que pasar para librarse de la poderosa y sanguinaria Odish que la perseguía: Baalat.

Carranza Maite  
обложка книги El Clan De La Loba El Clan De La Loba

Desde tiempos inmemoriales, los clanes de las brujas Omar han vivido ocultándose de las sanguinarias brujas Odish y esperando la llegada de la elegida por la profecía. Ahora los astros confirman que el tiempo está próximo.

Anaíd, que ha vivido durante sus catorce años de vida apartada en un pueblo del Pirineo, ignora los secretos que atañen a las mujeres de su familia… Hasta que la misteriosa desaparición de su madre, Selene la pelirroja, la enfrenta a una verdad tan escalofriante como increíble y la obliga a recorrer un largo camino cuajado de peligros y descubrimientos.

Carranza Maite  
обложка книги Exiled Exiled Wagner J R The Never chronicles  
обложка книги Easy Pickings Easy Pickings Murphy CE, Hunter Faith  
обложка книги El fin de la infancia El fin de la infancia Clarke Arthur  
обложка книги El Invencible El Invencible

El Invencible, un poderoso crucero estelar, llega al planeta Regis III con la misión de investigar las causas de la extraña desaparición de uno de sus gemelos, El Cóndor. Página a página Lem describe con detalle el árido entorno de Regis III, el tenso ambiente que se vive en la expedición, el desazonador encuentro de los restos de El Cóndor, y la progresiva resolución del misterio...

Lem Stanislav  
обложка книги Everwild Everwild Shusterman Neal Skinjacker  
обложка книги El septimo hijo El septimo hijo

Inicios del siglo XIX. Un Norteamérica alternativa en la que la magia y los conjuros del folklore popular son efectivos y en la que las colonias americanas no se han independizado todavía de la corona británica gobernada todavía por el lord Protector y cuyo rey está exiliado en Carolina del Sur. Un mundo en el que los pieles rojas se encuentran con los colonos que parten hacia el oeste.

En ese mundo rural, mágico y complejo, transcurren las historias de Alvin (séptimo hijo varón de un séptimo hijo varón) llamado por la magia de su prodigioso nacimiento y las circunstancias que en él concurren, a poseer un don poco corriente, el de ser un Hacedor. Ello le enfrenta, incluso sin él saberlo a los poderes aniquiladores del Deshacedor. Sólo logrará sobrevivir y cumplir su misión con el uso de su excepcional don si llega a dominar su poder y evade las fuerzas ocultas que buscan su muerte antes de llegar a la edad adulta.

Card Orson Scott Alvin Maker (es)  
обложка книги Empires of Flux & Anchor Empires of Flux & Anchor

This tale, a continuation of the science fantasy series by the author of the “Well World” saga, describes a world slowly recovering from a battle between titanic forces of good and evil.

Chalker Jack L Soul Rider  
обложка книги En terre étrangère En terre étrangère

Les membres de la première expédition vers Mars périrent tous. Sauf un : Valentine Michael Smith, né sur Mars, élevé par les Martiens, recueilli et ramené sur Terre, à l'âge de vingt ans par la deuxième éxpédition vers Mars, au début du XXIe siècle.

Physiquement Valentine Michael Smith était humain.

Mentalement, il était martien.

La seule analogie qui convînt pour le définir était celle des enfants-loups, des enfants élevés par des loups. Mais les martiens n'étaient pas des loups. Leur culture était plus complexe que celle de la terre.

Le premier problème de Mike : survivre sur la Terre ! Tout lui était agression : la pesanteur, la pression atmosphérique, et surtout les hommes…

Le second problème fut pour lui de comprendre en quoi et pourquoi les hommes différaient des martiens et pourquoi ils étaient malheureux…

Heinlein Robert A  
обложка книги Een zaak van gewicht Een zaak van gewicht Clement Hal Mesklin  
обложка книги Estación de tránsito Estación de tránsito

En una remota region rural de los Estados Unidos, en una casa de apariencia vetusta, vive Enoch Wallace, un solitario cuya existencia nada tendría de sorprendente, si no fuese porque la Central Intelligence Agency, descubre que, pese a aparentar unos treinta años, Wallace tiene en realidad 160 y participó como soldado en la Guerra de Secesión Norteamericana. Los agentes federales montan un servicio de vigilancia en torno a la casa, que, pese a su aspecto decrépito, es completamente inexpugnable. En realidad la casa es una Estación de Tránsito, situada por el Gobierno de la Galaxia en aquel remoto rincón. Enoch Wallace, el hombre que no envejece, es el celoso custodio de la Estación, donde conoce a Lucy, la joven sordomuda y traba profunda amistad con Ulises, el extraterrestre.

Simak Clifford D Nebulae  
El Santo contra El Tigre Charteris Leslie  
обложка книги Eragon [en] Eragon [en]

Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy — until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now his choices could save — or destroy — the Empire.

Paolini Christopher Inheritance  
обложка книги Eight Skilled Gentlemen Eight Skilled Gentlemen

Once again Master Li and Number Ten Ox, the most incongruous and eccentric pair of sleuths in the realms of fantasy, take on another case. It begins with a vampire ghoul interrupting an execution and leads to a murdered mandarin and the sightings of some very terrible creatures.

Hughart Barry Master Li and Number Ten Ox  
обложка книги Eredità di sangue Eredità di sangue

Il seguito di “Uomini di Paglia” prende le mosse dalla fuga di Ward Hopkins, ex-agente della CIA, dal quartier generale del gruppo sovversivo che intende usare ogni mezzo per riportare l’umanità alla sua purezza primitiva. Il leader carismatico del gruppo, il fantomatico Homo Erectus, è ancora in circolazione, e Ward sa che tornerà a braccarlo. Quando, insieme a John Zandt che ha ricevuto una soffiata, Ward si mette sulle tracce del tenebroso fratello, ad attenderlo ci saranno ancora una volta indecifrabili messaggi nascosti in efferati delitti e un mistero che affonda le proprie radici nella storia della fondazione dell’America.

Marshall Michael Uomini di Paglia  
обложка книги El castillo de lord Valentine El castillo de lord Valentine

Miles de años después de nuestra era, en el planeta Majipur existe un arcaico imperio feudal en el que, no obstante persisten restos de una avanzada tecnología. En este marco Valentine, un juglar itinerante, descubre a través de sueños y portentos su verdadera identidad: él es Lord Valentine, la Corona. Su cuerpo y su trono han sido ocupados por un usurpador.

Silverberg Robert Majipur  
обложка книги El laberinto de Majipur El laberinto de Majipur

“Lord Valentine’s Castle” fue publicada fraccionada en dos volúmenes en esta colección, “El Castillo de Lord Valentine” y “El Laberinto de Majipur”, si bien el editor las presentó como dos novelas independientes.


El lector de “El castillo de Lord Valentine” dejó al protagonista convencido ya de su verdadera identidad: él era la Corona de Majipur aunque ni su cara ni su cuerpo fueran los que había tenido como tal.

Decidido a recobrar el trono, el aventajado aprendiz de malabarista debe llegar al Monte del Castillo, montaña gigantesca salpicada de ciudades inmensas en cuya cima reina el impostor Barjacid. Pero el camino hacia el Castillo es un laberinto plagado de peligros.

Valentine tendrá que convencer primero a su madre, La Dama de la Isla y del Sueño, y para ello deberá merecer ese honor, como cualquier peregrino que acude a la Isla, escalando Terraza tras Terraza.

Y antes de llegar al castillo, Valentine habrá de pasar por la prueba más peligrosa: el verdadero Laberinto de Majipur, un mundo subterráneo de tortuosas cavernas donde casi nadie ha visto el sol y donde reside el Pontífice rodeado de su impresionante burocracia.

Escenarios, personajes y monstruos fabulosos como los dragones marinos de hasta cien metros de longitud son los ingredientes principales de esta segunda parte de “El Castillo de Lord Valentine” al igual que lo eran en la primera, conformando eses mundo fantástico que tan merecida fama ha dado su creador, Robert Silverberg.

Silverberg Robert Majipur  
обложка книги El juego de Ender El juego de Ender

La Tierra se ve amenazada por los insectores, una raza extraterrestre completamente ajena a los humanos, a los que pretende destruir. Para vencer a los insectores es necesario un nuevo tipo de genio militar, y por ello se ha permitido el nacimiento de Ender, quien en cierta forma constituye una anomalía viviente: es el tercer hijo de una pareja en un mundo que ha limitado estrictamente a dos el número de descendientes. El niño Ender deberá aprender todo lo relativo a la guerra en los videojuegos y en los peligrosos ensayos de batallas que realiza con sus compañeros. A la habilidad en el tratamiento de las emociones, ya característica de Orson Scott Card, se une en este libro el interés por el empleo de las simulaciones de ordenador y juegos de fantasía en la formación militar, estratégica y psicológica del protagonista.

Card Orson Scott Ender (es)  
обложка книги Edge Of Human Edge Of Human Jeter K W Bladerunner  
обложка книги Echo Echo

Czarnoksiężnik Móri i jego syn Dolg przybywają na Islandię, by wykonać bardzo ważne zadanie. Dolg ma przy sobie cudowny szafir, obiekt pożądania rycerzy Zakonu Świętego Słońca. Siedmiu niezwykle groźnych, gotowych na wszystko rycerzy również wyprawia się na Islandię. Otrzymali wyraźny rozkaz: Zabić Dolga i powrócić z niebieskim kamieniem…

Sandemo Magrit  
обложка книги Żelazna Dziewica Żelazna Dziewica

Unni, Jordi oraz reszta potomków rycerzy znajdują się w Hiszpanii, gdzie ściągając się czasem, starają się uwolnić ród od przekleństwa. Na dodatek do wcześniej ujawnionych licznych i bardzo groźnych wrogów, na ich drodze pojawia się dwoje nowych. Demony Tabris i Zarena, które występują też pod postaciami uwodzicielskiej blondyny i czarującego Don Juana, jeszcze bardziej utrudniają poszukiwanie tajemniczej doliny…

Sandemo Margit  
обложка книги Eastward Ho! Eastward Ho! Tenn William  
обложка книги Earth unavare Earth unavare Card Orson Scott, Johnston Aaron  
обложка книги Equality: In the Year 2000 Equality: In the Year 2000 Reynolds Mack Julian West  
обложка книги Eternity Lost Eternity Lost Simak Clifford D  
обложка книги Eldest [en] Eldest [en]

Darkness falls…despair abounds…evil reigns…

Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in the skills of the Dragon Rider: magic and swordsmanship. Soon he is on the journey of a lifetime, his eyes open to awe-inspring new places and people, his days filled with fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and nothing is what it seems. Before long, Eragon doesn’t know whom he can trust.

Meanwhile, his cousin Roran must fight a new battle–one that might put Eragon in even graver danger.

Will the king’s dark hand strangle all resistance? Eragon may not escape with even his life....

Paolini Christopher Inheritance  
обложка книги Encrypted Encrypted Buroker Lindsay  
обложка книги EJ-ES EJ-ES

На планету, названную Удачей, высаживается корабль Корпуса и обнаруживает, что почти все колнисты вымерли много лет назад от какой-то местной болезни…

Рассказ Нэнси Кресс на английском языке.

Kress Nancy  
обложка книги Es ist nicht leicht, ein Gott zu sein Es ist nicht leicht, ein Gott zu sein

Anton ist Soziologe und lebt getarnt als Adliger namens Rumata auf einem fremden Planeten, welcher sich noch tief im Feudalismus befindet. Er darf sich als Wissenschaftler von der Erde eigentlich nicht in die gesellschaftlichen Entwicklungen des Planeten einmischen. Angesichts der menschenunwürdigen Lebensumstände seiner Mitbürger fällt ihm diese Neutralität aber sehr schwer. Der derzeitige Innenminister Don Reba nutzt die allgemeine Schwäche des Fürsten weidlich aus um ein fast schon faschistisch zu nennendes System aus Folter, Denunziantentum und Mord zu installieren, welches für volle Kerker und kurzweilige Hinrichtungen sorgt. Hier brennen nicht nur die Bücher; auch die Autoren kommen mit auf den Scheiterhaufen. Rumata kann durch Bestechung und Erpressung einige verfolgte Intellektuelle retten, aber das Leiden des Volkes kann er so nicht entscheidend lindern. Immer mehr beginnt er an dem Sinn dieser Nichteinmischung zu zweifeln…

Strugatzki Arkadij und Boris  
обложка книги El día en que desapareció el pasado El día en que desapareció el pasado Silverberg Robert  
обложка книги El poder oculto El poder oculto Silverberg Robert  
обложка книги El Salón de la Fama de la Ciencia Ficción El Salón de la Fama de la Ciencia Ficción Silverberg Robert  
обложка книги Enemy Enemy

Shaken by the crash landing of an alien vessel in the Pacific Ocean, humanity soon becomes embroiled in an ancient conflict that spans all of time and space. As a massive invasion force systematically dismantles the solar system and gathers Earth's survivors for harvest, a human resistance group from the future struggles to ensure a swift and final end to the conflict. Enemy is a story of war and the lives that it tears apart in its wake.

The winner of the 2002 Booksurge Editor's Choice Award, Enemy is the first book in the Silver trilogy by Paul Evan Hughes.

Hughes Paul Evan The Silver Trilogy  
обложка книги Ender el Xenócida Ender el Xenócida

Lusitania es único en la galaxia. Un planeta donde coexisten tres especies inteligentes: los cerdis, que evolucionaron en el mismo planeta; los humanos que llegaron como colonizadores; y la reina colmena y sus insectores, llevados por el joven Ender unos años atrás. El planeta ha sido condenado por el Consejo Estelar a causa de la descolada, el virus letal para los humanos e imprescindible para la biología de los cerdis. Jane, la inteligencia artificial aliada de Ender y nacida del nexo de ansibles que comunican la galaxia, ha salvado Lusitania interfiriendo con la Flota Estelar y creando un insondable misterio a escala galáctica. En el planeta Sendero, con una cultura derivada de la antigua China, la niña Qing-jao tiene el encargo de descubrir la causa de la desaparición de la flota estelar. Su prodigiosa inteligencia le ha de permitir lograrlo, y ello pone en peligro la existencia de Jane y la supervivencia de las tres especies inteligentes conocidas. La intervención de Ender se hace de nuevo imprescindible.


Nominado a los Premios Hugo y Locus, 1992.

Card Orson Scott Ender (es)  
обложка книги Earth is Heaven Earth is Heaven Tubb EC Dumarest of Terra  
обложка книги Eye of the Zodiac Eye of the Zodiac Tubb EC  
обложка книги Eloise Eloise Tubb EC  
обложка книги Echa Wielkiej Pieśni Echa Wielkiej Pieśni

Awatarowie byli nieśmiertelni i żyli jak królowie – mimo że ich imperium umierało. Nieśmiertelność gwarantowały im magiczne kryształy, których wpływ słabł, przyćmione przez moc wielkiego potopu i niespodziewanej epoki lodowej. Gdy jednak na niebie ukazały się dwa księżyce, a na Ziemię najechały bezlitosne armie Kryształowej królowej, siejąc terror i zniszczenie, Awatarowie zjednoczyli się ze swymi podanymi, by bronić rodzinnego wszechświata.

Kiedy ich miastom zagroziła zagłada, pojawiło się trzech bohaterów. Talaban, wojownik udręczony wspomnieniem przeszłości, Probierz, plemienny wojownik o mistycznych talentach oraz Anu, Święty, Budowniczy Czasu. A gdy wydawało się już, że wszystko stracone, do walki włączyło się dwoje następnych: Sofarita, wiejska dziewczyna, która miała stać się legendą, oraz szalony Viruk, który chciał zostać bogiem.

Poprzez swą znakomitą narrację i dogłębne zrozumienie ludzkich emocji David Gemmell po raz kolejny udowadnia, że jest jednym z najlepszych współczesnych autorów heroic fantasy.

Gemmel David  
Ex Machina

Приняв заказ от фирмы «Надпочечники Лимитед», Гэллегер вновь разрешил проблему непонятным для себя образом. В результате пропали его дед и заказчик, стало исчезать пиво из стакана, а Гэллегер не мог пробудить свое подсознание…

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Каттнер Генри  
обложка книги Empire Of Blood Empire Of Blood Грин Роланд Джеймс, Лорд Джеффри Richard Blade  
Eще раз о XXI веке

"Общественное мнение навязало писателям-фантастам образ этаких пророков, якобы знающих будущее. С одной стороны, это меня всегда раздражало, ибо такой подход сужает реальные возможности фантастики, искажает ее суть и вдобавок как бы обязывает ее заниматься тем, на что она вовсе не способна. Но, с другой стороны, такое мнение о фантастах не лишено известных оснований, потому что вряд ли в мире есть еще люди, которые с таким удовольствием, так систематически и, главное, почти профессионально размышляют о будущем..."

Борис Стругацкий

Стругацкий Борис  
обложка книги Edge of Destiny Edge of Destiny King J Robert  
Eastern Standard Tribe

The first thing you notice when reading Eastern Standard Tribe is that it suggests a methodology that Doctorow follows when building his novels: identify and research a cool new idea, add more and more cool bits to that idea, and then build that into a story. In Down and Out the cool idea was reputation-based economies, and in Tribe it's a new kind of social group emerging that chooses to abandon its local standard time to live and work in stop with another more desirable one...

Damien Broderick, in a recent review, coined the rather amusing term "blogpunk," which seems to very much apply to Doctorow's work. It refers to the tendency of writers of online journals to accumulate fascinating factoids and then share them amongst themselves. And, to an extent, you can see that in Tribe. The novel's background is full of cool things — cars running on lard and such — but it's just that, background. At its heart, Tribe is a witty, sometimes acerbic poke in the eye at modern culture. Everything comes under Doctorow's microscope, and he manages to be both up to date and off the cuff in the best possible way.

— Jonathan Strahan, Locus Magazine

Doctorow Cory  
Eastern Standard Tribe

The first thing you notice when reading Eastern Standard Tribe is that it suggests a methodology that Doctorow follows when building his novels: identify and research a cool new idea, add more and more cool bits to that idea, and then build that into a story. In Down and Out the cool idea was reputation-based economies, and in Tribe it's a new kind of social group emerging that chooses to abandon its local standard time to live and work in stop with another more desirable one...

Damien Broderick, in a recent review, coined the rather amusing term "blogpunk," which seems to very much apply to Doctorow's work. It refers to the tendency of writers of online journals to accumulate fascinating factoids and then share them amongst themselves. And, to an extent, you can see that in Tribe. The novel's background is full of cool things — cars running on lard and such — but it's just that, background. At its heart, Tribe is a witty, sometimes acerbic poke in the eye at modern culture. Everything comes under Doctorow's microscope, and he manages to be both up to date and off the cuff in the best possible way.

— Jonathan Strahan, Locus Magazine

Doctorow Cory  
обложка книги Eryk Eryk

Słyszeliście o Fauście…

To jest Eryk.

Istnieje pewna różnica.

Eryk ma czternaście lat, mieszka na legendarnym i magicznym Świecie Dysku, a także jest pierwszym w historii hakerem demonologii. Na szczęście nie udało mu się wywołać żadnych demonów, wywołał za to Rincewinda (najbardziej niekompetentnego maga w uniwersum) oraz Bagaż (najniebezpieczniejszy sprzęt podróżny na świecie). Kiedy Eryk wypuszcza ich na niczym nie chroniony świat, oczekuje, że Rincewind spełni trzy jego życzenia.

Wiecie przecież. Standardowa trójka. Żyć wiecznie, panować nad światem, spotkać najpiękniejszą kobietę w historii. Właściwie to proste…

Dryfowanie u zarania Czasu, zmiana przyszłości i spotkanie z najbardziej kłopotliwym bogiem historii to zaledwie początek. Stworzenie życia na Dysku to drobnostka. Ponieważ Rincewind trafia w końcu do Piekła. Dosłownie. A ono nigdy już nie będzie takie jak dawniej.

Pratchett Terry Świat Dysku  
обложка книги Endurance Endurance Lake Jay Green  
обложка книги Ex-kop Ex-kop Hammond Warren KOP  
обложка книги Eutopia Eutopia Anderson Poul  
обложка книги Empire in Black and Gold Empire in Black and Gold Tchaikovsky Adrian Shadows of the Apt  
обложка книги Entscheidung in der Sechseck-Welt Entscheidung in der Sechseck-Welt

Elf bittere Jahre lang war Mavra Chang eine Gefangene der Sechseck-Welt, wo Hunderte verschiedener und unvorstellbarer Rassen existierten, jede in ihrer eigenen, unvorstellbaren Umwelt. Ihre einst menschlichen Begleiter waren längst in fremde Wesen verwandelt. Und auch Mavras Körper war eine monströse, sinnlose Travestie ihrer einstigen Schönheit! Über ihr kreiste Obie, der Planetoid des Supercomputers, der ihr Körper und Willenskraft zurückgeben konnte. Doch das Raumschiff, das allein ihr die Rückkehr zu Obie ermöglicht, scheint für sie unerreichbar.

Dennoch ist Mavra noch nicht bereit, sich dem Schicksal zu ergeben …

Chalker Jack L Sechseck-Welt  
обложка книги Evermeet: Island of Elves Evermeet: Island of Elves Cunningham Elaine  
обложка книги Empire V Empire V Пелевин Виктор Скачивание и чтение запрещены по требованию НП "АЗАПИ"
обложка книги Every Inch a King Every Inch a King Turtledove Harry  
обложка книги El mundo invertido El mundo invertido

Cuando Helward Mann abandona la ciudad, no tiene motivos para pensar que el mundo que se extiende más allá no sea sino el de su propio planeta de origen. De hecho, y a pesar de las semejanzas, hay pruebas —que él no puede ignorar— que lentamente contradicen todas sus convicciones. A medida que crece su experiencia en el trabajo fuera de la ciudad, se ve forzado a aceptar la razón fundamental y descarnada de esa lucha por la supervivencia. El planeta no es la Tierra. De alguna manera, el mundo en que vive —y por cierto el universo mismo en el cual existe el planeta— es intrínsecamente diferente.

El mundo está invertido: un planeta de dimensiones infinitas existe y palpita en un universo de tamaño limitado. Esta novela, de brillante originalidad, ha sido distinguida con el premio a la mejor novela de ciencia-ficción publicada en Inglaterra, y está destinada a convertirse en un clásico de la literatura imaginativa.

Priest Chistopher  
обложка книги Eon: Dragoneye Reborn Eon: Dragoneye Reborn

Eon has been studying the ancient art of Dragon Magic for four years, hoping he'll be able to apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune. But he also has a dark secret. He is actually Eona, a sixteen-year-old girl who has been living a dangerous lie for the chance to become a Dragon-eye, the human link to an energy dragon's power. It is forbidden for females to practice the Dragon Magic and, if discovered, Eon faces a terrible death. After a dazzling sword ceremony, Eon's affinity with the twelve dragons catapults him into the treacherous world of the Imperial court, where he makes a powerful enemy, Lord Ido. As tension builds and Eon's desperate lie comes to light, readers won't be able to stop turning the pages…

Goodman Alison Eon  
обложка книги Eona: The Last Dragoneye Eona: The Last Dragoneye

Eon has been revealed as Eona, the first female Dragoneye in hundreds of years. Along with fellow rebels Ryko and Lady Dela, she is on the run from High Lord Sethon's army. The renegades are on a quest for the black folio, stolen by the drug-riddled Dillon; they must also find Kygo, the young Pearl Emperor, who needs Eona's power and the black folio if he is to wrest back his throne from the selfstyled "Emperor" Sethon. Through it all, Eona must come to terms with her new Dragoneye identity and power-and learn to bear the anguish of the ten dragons whose Dragoneyes were murdered. As they focus their power through her, she becomes a dangerous conduit for their plans. .


Eona, with its pulse-pounding drama and romance, its unforgettable fight scenes, and its surprises, is the conclusion to an epic only Alison Goodman could create.

Goodman Alison Eon  
обложка книги El dragón de su Majestad El dragón de su Majestad

Vuela a lomos de un dragón y combate en la fuerza aérea más poderosa de la Historia.

El capitán Will Laurence sella su destino al capturar el precioso cargamento de la fragata Amitié. El tesoro es un huevo de dragón imperial, regalo del emperador chino a Napoleón. Cuando la fantástica criatura salga del cascarón, elegirá al capitán como su criador. Éste pronto descubrirá que entrenarlo es una aventura fascinante y juntos protagonizarán momentos decisivos en la Historia de Europa…

Novik Naomi Temerario  
обложка книги Enclave Enclave

In Deuce’s world, people earn the right to a name only if they survive their first fifteen years. By that point, each unnamed ‘brat’ has trained into one of three groups–Breeders, Builders, or Hunters, identifiable by the number of scars they bear on their arms. Deuce has wanted to be a Huntress for as long as she can remember. As a Huntress, her purpose is clear—to brave the dangerous tunnels outside the enclave and bring back meat to feed the group while evading ferocious monsters known as Freaks. She’s worked toward this goal her whole life, and nothing’s going to stop her, not even a beautiful, brooding Hunter named Fade. When the mysterious boy becomes her partner, Deuce’s troubles are just beginning.


Aguirre Ann Razorland  
обложка книги El jugador El jugador

Segundo Libro de la “Serie de la Cultura”. Gurgeh era uno de los mejores jugadores que había habido nunca en la Cultura, maestro reconocido de todos los tableros, ordenadores y estrategias. Aburrido de su éxito y forzado por las circunstancias, Gurgeh se encontrará a sí mismo, en el Imperio de Azad, enfrentado al juego supremo, un juego tan complejo y modelado con tanta exactitud, de acuerdo con las reglas de la existencia, que el ganador es proclamado Emperador. Víctima de una chantaje y sin verdaderas alternativas, Gurgeh se ve obligado a participar en él, enfrentándose al mayor de los desafíos y poniendo en juego su propia vida.

Banks Iain M Cultura  
обложка книги Erik Erik

Erik má koníčka — démonologii. Rád by vyvolal démona a přinutil ho, aby mu splnil tři přání: stát se vládcem světa, získat lásku nejkrásnější ženy Zeměplochy, být nesmrtelným — prostě takové ty obvyklé věci. Místo poslušného démona však vyvolá Mrakoplaše, jednoho z nejneschopnějších mágů Zeměplochy, který se kdysi ztratil v Podzemních rozměrech, a s ním Zavazadlo. Král démonů, novátor s moderním přístupem, aby oživil nedostatečnou fantazii démonů, začne prostřednictvím Mrakoplaše plnit Erikova přání. Avšak, jak říká pekelný král, vtip spočívá v tom, splnit každému jeho přání doslova a do písmene, a přitom mu nikdy nedat to, co si vlastně přál…

Pratchett Terry Korongvilág, Zeměplocha  
En La Noche Брэдбери Рэй  
обложка книги Eksperyment terminalny Eksperyment terminalny

Aby sprawdzić swe teorie odnoszące się do nieśmiertelności i życia pozagrobowego, stworzył trzy komputerowe symulacje własnej osobowości.

Z pierwszej kopii usunięto wszelkie wspomnienia powiązane z fizyczną egzystencją — to symulacja życia po śmierci.

Drugą kopię pozbawiono wiedzy o starzeniu się i śmierci — to symulacja nieśmiertelności.

Trzeciej osobowości nie poddano modyfikacjom — to kopia kontrolna.

Trzy wirtualne osobowości Hobsona uciekają z laboratoryjnego komputera do obejmującej cały świat elektronicznej pajęczyny. Jedna z nich jest mordercą.

Sawyer Robert J  
обложка книги El Principle de la Niebla El Principle de la Niebla ón Carlos Ruiz  
обложка книги Eden Eden Lem Stanislav  
обложка книги El efecto práctica El efecto práctica

“Cualquier tecnología suficientemente avanzada es vista como magia”. La frase, a menudo atribuida a Arthur C. Clarke, se hace realidad en esta amena y divertida novela de David Brin.

Dennis Nuel, profesor universitario de física, es transportado a un mundo alternativo donde el segundo principio de la termodinámica está invertido y los objetos mejoran con su uso en lugar de deteriorarse.

Inevitablemente, Dennis recibe en ese mundo dotado de una organización feudal la consideración de mago. Deberá intervenir en innumerables aventuras y participar en viajes sorprendentes donde encontrará a una rubia princesa y deberá enfrentarse a un inteligente señor de la guerra y a los habituales villanos envidiosos. Todo ello en un mundo dotado de tecnología de pacotilla.

Una idea brillante servida con una técnica narrativa que recuerda explícita y voluntariamente la ciencia ficción de los años cuarenta y cincuenta. Una viaje alucinante y alucinado por un mundo anómalo donde las leyes de la física son distintas.

Brin David NOVA ciencia ficcón  
обложка книги Embrace the Grim Reaper Embrace the Grim Reaper

Devastated by the deaths of her husband and infant son in a car crash that she alone survived, Casey Maldonado has taken to traveling, accompanied by Death, whom only she can see. She ends up in Clymer, Ohio, a small town devastated by the defection of a manufacturing company. She quickly becomes involved with Home Sweet Home, an organization that feeds struggling families, and she also takes a part in a local theater production. When she learns of the apparent suicide of a local woman, Ellen Schnieder, she begins an investigation, along with Ellen’s boyfriend, to prove that the death was actually murder. Complicating matters, the theater’s director seems to be in some kind of trouble with some unsavory men, and Casey is being pursued by executives from the car company who paid her settlement. An interesting premise (shades, almost, of The Fugitive) and a vulnerable but strong protagonist are the highlights here, though the character of Death adds an unexpected dimension.

Clemens Judy Grim Reaper Mystery  
обложка книги Eisenhorn Omnibus Eisenhorn Omnibus Abnett Dan  
обложка книги Eisenhorn Omnibus Eisenhorn Omnibus Abnett Dan  
обложка книги El martillo de Lucifer El martillo de Lucifer

Cuando EL MARTILLO DE LUCIFER, el cometa gigante, chocó contra la Tierra, hizo pedazos la civilización. Los días felices habían terminado. Estaban viviendo el fin del mundo. Los terremotos eran tan fuertes que no podían medirse con la escala de Ritcher. Las olas marinas alcanzaban alturas incalculables. Las ciudades se convirtieron en océanos, y los océanos en nubes. Era el principio de la nueva Edad del Hielo. Y el final de los gobiernos, los planes, los hospitales y el derecho. Y sobre ellos, igual que otro martillo del demonio, la más terrible selección del hombre hecha por el hombre que jamás se había producido.

Niven Larry, Pournelle Jerry  
Estrella brillante

Dhrawn era un planeta que, entre otros inconvenientes, tenía una gravedad aplastante, cuarenta veces superior a la terrestre. Era evidentemente imposible para los terrícolas explorarlo. Por lo tanto, para llevarlo a cabo necesitarían colocar sobre aquella superficie a alguien dotado de inteligencia e iniciativa, pero psicológicamente más apropiado que los humanos.

Los seres vivientes que mejor se ajustaban a esas exigencias eran los pequeños mesklinitas, dotados de una constitución resistente. Aunque se encontraban en un estadio cultural inferior, los humanos pensaban que no convenía suministrarles una elevada ayuda tecnológica para su cometido. En cambio, deberían controlar la exploración desde su seguro satélite en órbita a seis millones de millas de Dhrawn.

Hasta el momento de descender allí, los tenaces, valientes e inteligentes mesklinitas estaban decididos a no ser contratados y deseosos por sí mismos de aceptar el fantástico desafío que las fuerzas de Dhrawn les presentaban.


Nominado por el premio Hugo en 1971.

Clement Hal Mesklin (es)  
обложка книги Emperor of Ansalon Emperor of Ansalon Niles Douglas Dragonlance:Villains, Villains  
обложка книги Eventide Eventide Jasper Elle The Dark Ink Chronicles  
обложка книги Eventide Eventide Jasper Elle The Dark Ink Chronicles  
обложка книги Errata corrige Errata corrige

Anche pubblicato come “L’angelo lombrico”.

Brown Fredric  
обложка книги Evasione tra i mostri Evasione tra i mostri Silverberg Robert Urania  
обложка книги Elefanti malinconici Elefanti malinconici

Vincitore del premio Hugo per il miglior racconto breve (Short Story) in 1983.

Robinson Spider  
обложка книги El Cadáver Alegre El Cadáver Alegre

La reanimación de cadáveres se ha convertido en un negocio muy lucrativo al menos en San Luis, y en gran medida gracias al jefe de Anita Blake, un verdadero embaucador con un fino olfato para los negocios que le enseña cómo sacar partido de su talento y le ofreció trabajo en Reanimators Inc. Pero cuando reciben una oferta de un millón de dólares para que Anita reanime un cadáver de casi trescientos años, la joven se niega en redondo… y empiezan los problemas.

Con el segundo título de la serie protagonizada por Anita Blake, Laurell K. Hamilton renovó las expectativas generadas con Placeres Prohibidos y siguió sentando las bases de uno de los hitos de la literatura vampírica moderna. Sin alardes y recurriendo a un lenguaje coloquial ágil y chispeante, la autora construye narraciones tremendamente adictivas en las que desarrolla uno de los análisis más certeros que ha dado la literatura de género sobre los miedos y prejuicios representados en los monstruos

Hamilton Laurell K  
обложка книги El beso de mistral El beso de mistral

Ha llegado la hora que Meredith Gentry arrincone su trabajo de detective y cumpla con su última obligación para el mundo de las Hadas, dónde sus esfuerzos por concebir un heredero para el trono de la Corte Oscura son cruciales para restituir la magia, y la vida misma, para el reino fantasioso. Y aunque su búsqueda puede tener abundantes placeres, las sombras de intriga continúan impregnando a la corte real… y el sabotaje puede acechar en cualquier esquina. Mientras el Montículo Oscuro vuelve a despertar en los jardines muertos, las poderosas maldiciones están en el trabajo. El tío de Merry, el Rey de la Luz y la Ilusión, maquina acusar a sus centinelas inmortales de delitos atroces. Y el propio orden de la magia de Merry ha cambiado de dirección salvajemente y peligrosamente imprevisible. A medida que las maquinaciones son tramadas, y las estrategias y subterfugios llevados a su fin, el destino de un mundo entero gira alrededor de la suerte de Merry Gentry: objeto de obsesión, blanco de traición y peón del incierto destino.

Hamilton Laurell K  
обложка книги El Corazón Del Mal El Corazón Del Mal

En un mundo que teme la magia, una joven descubre su talento para los hechizos.

De la autora de la serie de Anita Blake, llega la novela El corazón del mal. La historia de una chica que se ve obligada a luchar entre su deseo de desarrollar sus dones para la magia y el de no comprometer a sus seres queridos.

Hamilton Laurell K  
обложка книги El Legado De Frost El Legado De Frost

Soy Meredith Gentry, princesa y heredera forzosa al trono de un reino feérico, antes detective privado en el mundo humano.

Para ser coronada reina, y así continuar con la línea de sangre real, primero debo dar a luz a mi heredero. Si fallo, mi tía, la Reina Andais, será libre de cumplir el mayor de sus deseos: nombrar a su malévolo hijo, Cel, como monarca… y matarme.

Mis guardaespaldas reales me rodean, y mis amados Oscuridad y Asesino Frost están siempre a mi lado, jurando protegerme y amarme. Pero de todos modos la amenaza se cierne sobre nosotros, puesto que a pesar de todos nuestros esfuerzos no me quedo embarazada. Y mientras, las maquinaciones de mi siniestra y sádica Reina y sus cómplices parecen inagotables. Así que mis guardaespaldas y yo hemos regresado a Los Ángeles, con la esperanza de superar o al menos minimizar las crecientes intrigas de la Corte. Pero incluso el exilio no es suficiente para escapar de las garras de sus más oscuros designios.

Ahora el Rey Taranis, el poderoso soberano de la Corte de la Luz, ha acusado a mis guardaespaldas reales de un delito atroz y ha llegado al extremo de interponer una acción judicial ante las autoridades humanas para que impartan castigo. Si tiene éxito, mis hombres afrontarán la extradición al mundo feérico y las penas más horribles que les puedan esperar allí. Pero sé que los cargos de Taranis son infundados, y presiento que su objetivo tras todas estas atrocidades soy yo. Él ya trató de matarme cuando yo era una niña. Ahora temo que sus intenciones sean mucho más aterradoras.

Hamilton Laurell K  
Escape clause Серлинг Род  
…et in pulverem reverteris

Изделия промышленности должны быть недолговечными, иначе падает спрос на готовую современную продукцию. Кроме того, необходимо как-то избавляться от устаревшей продукции и уничтожать отходы. Выход нашли в создании деструктексов – особых препаратов, которые начинают действовать через некоторый промежуток времени и разлагают любое вещество на элементарные составляющие. Достаточно предварительно обработать любой товар деструктексом, и он превратится в серый порошок точно после заданного срока использования. Но однажды произошло непредвиденное…

Зайдель Януш  
обложка книги Empire of Light Empire of Light Gibson Gary Shoal  
Endymion Симмонс Дэн Hyperion Cantos  
Endymion Симмонс Дэн Hyperion Cantos  
обложка книги Earthman, Come Home Earthman, Come Home Blish James  
обложка книги E for Effort E for Effort Sherred Thomas L  
обложка книги Exiles Gate Exiles Gate Cherryh C J Chronicles of Morgaine  
обложка книги Everlost Everlost Shusterman Neal Skinjacker  
обложка книги Ellison Wonderland Ellison Wonderland

Ellison Wonderland is a collection of short stories by author Harlan Ellison that was originally published in 1962. Gerry Gross bought the book from Ellison in 1961, providing him with the funds he needed to move to Los Angeles. Subsequent payments after the book was published supplied the author with enough money to survive until he was able to find a job writing for a television series. It was later reprinted in 1974 by New American Library with an introduction by Ellison.

The stories are in the genre of speculative fiction, and concentrate on the themes of loneliness, the end of the world, and the flaws of humanity. Ellison wrote a short introduction to each story, a tradition that he would repeat in many of his later short story collections. Many of the stories in this collection, such as "All the Sounds of Fear", "The Very Last Day of a Good Woman" and "In Lonely Lands", would turn up in later anthologies of Ellison's short stories.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellison_Wonderland

The trouble with Miniver Cheevy (child of scorn who cursed the day that he was born) was that—aside from the fact he was a bit of a fink, with no understanding of the contemporary image he projected—he was always building dream castles, and then trying to move into them. It’s muddy thinking, youth, to expect to do any better in another epoch than the one you’re in. A guy who is a foul ball in one time, must assuredly be so in another…unless his name is da Vinci or Hieronymous Bosch. And the poor soul in this little epic is named neither, which may be the reason he suffers a

Current crazes fascinate me. Though I couldn’t operate one to save my life, the hula hoop was an entrancing little path to dislocation of the spine and ultimate madness, and I watched with not too much lasciviousness as the pre-adult vixens of my acquaintance shimmied and swirled in the use of same. The telephone-booth-stuffing trend seemed to me abortive, and I was not at all surprised when it faded in lieu of the “limbo” acrobatics at voodoo calypso parties. Mah-jongg, Scrabble, ouija boards, Lotto, TV quiz shows, pennies in kids’ loafers, bongo boards, snake dances, panty raids, rumble seats, trampoline classes, croquet, Empire-line dresses, day-glo shirts, stuffed tigers in car back windows, Billy Graham and Fabian (no relation)—all of them awed and bemused me, as I watched the world swallow them whole, digest them and infuse them into the daily scene. Trends knock me out, frankly: Whether it be painting by the numbers or making your own full-scale skeleton of a tyrannosaurus, I think the most imaginative, and auctorially-useful fad of recent years has been the one aptly called

Simply put, an adventure. A fable of futurity. A pastiche of men in conflict, in another time, another place, where the strength of the inner man counts for more than the bone and muscle and cartilage of the outer man. A swashbuckler and a fantasy, perhaps, but in the final analysis, when all the geegaws, foofaraws and flummery are cleared away, don’t we all fight our own particular, contemporary, pressing problems in a kind of half-world of thought and phantasmagoric perception like

What kind of a culture are we breeding around us? A society in which everyone tries to be average, right on the norm, the common denominator, the median, the great leveler. College kids demonstrating a callow conservatism that urges them not to stick their heads above the crowd, not to be noticed. Political candidates so bland they must of necessity be faceless to gain identification with their equally faceless constituents. A sameness in thinking, in demeanor, in dress, in goals, in World Communism, famine, plague, pestilence or the singing of The Everly Brothers, I fear for the safety of my country and its people from this creeping paralysis of the ego. I have tried to say something about it in

What can I tell you? When I was a kid in Painseville, Ohio, and involved in the intricacies of Jack Armstrong, the Green Hornet, I Love A Mystery, Hop Harrigan and Dick Tracy, anything was possible. Under the side porch of our house, magic lands of adventure and intrigue made themselves known to me in the pages of comic books that chronicled the adventures of the Sandman, Captain America and Bucky, the Human Torch, the Boy Commandos, Captain Marvel, Starman, Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, the Flash and (my favorite), Hawkman. My Saturday afternoons of quivering joy were secretively spent in a theater whose name I have sadly forgotten that stood next to the Cleveland Trust, where Kresge’s 5 and 10 now looms. (In fact, one personally autographed letter of gratitude is waiting for whatever correspondent with an “A” or an “O,” and truthfully, it’s one of those bits of memory I’d hate to have slip away forever. Duplicate prizes will be awarded in case of a tie.) And in that tiny movie house I saw my first Dick Tracy serial, starring Ralph Byrd. I saw the Shadow with Victor Jory. I shivered at The Clutching Hand and cheered Don Winslow Of The Navy and hissed as The Crimson Skull doomed the hero to a room whose walls came inexorably together. It was a golden time, before TV, in which the imagination and the need to be young were coupled with a world of wonders. In my world, at the corner of Harmon Drive and Mentor Avenue, was a wonderful dark woods, just like the one in

When I first arrived in Hollywood in February of 1962 I found myself thinking about the next story frequently. There is no logical reason for its insistent reappearance in my thoughts, except that somehow there seems to me a subtle similarity between the “atmosphere of doom” in the allegory that follows, and the land of the Film Industry. Though everyone out here has been most kind to me, not only in matters of friendship, but in such dandies as giving me large sums of money (most of which I don’t deserve), I sometimes wake in the morning expecting to hear a sepulchral voice intoning, “Okay, strike the Hollywood set!” and I’ll look out the window to see them rolling up Los Angeles and environs. There is an unreality here that superimposes itself over the normal continuum, effecting a world-view much like that observed through a dessert-dish of Jell-O. Or like the one I cannot seem to forget, in the story I called

Bluntly put, the following story has truly been used. I am always astounded at writers who sell and re-sell and re-re- sell their stories or books, wringing every last possible penny from them. But in the case of the following epic, I can truly say I take backseat to no man. The idea occurred to me in my first days at Ohio State University, back in the early Fifties. I wrote it and it was published in the Ohio State Sundial, the humor magazine I later edited. When I got to New York in 1956, I submitted the idea as story-continuity to EC Publications, now the producers of Mad magazine, then the producers of such goodies as Weird Science-Fantasy comics, in which this story appeared as “Upheaval.” Between these two appearances, however, the story showed up in the amateur science fiction magazine I published, Dimensions. In that incarnation it was called “Green Odyssey.” Eventually, I wrote it as a full short story and it appeared in Bill Hamling’s short-lived Space Travel Magazine. No two of these setting-downs were alike, incidentally. Then the radio performance rights were purchased by an outfit that was planning to revive Dimension X for Sunday listening on the Mutual Broadcasting System. It never got off the ground, but I had been paid, so that was another sale. There may have been another conversion or two of this story, but I can’t remember right now if such was the case. What I do remember is that the basic tenet of this story—You ain’t as hot an item as you think, Chollie!—has appealed to every editor who has seen it. Which speaks well for mankind, I guess, if you think there’s validity in the encounter viewed in

You know the world is going to end. There’s no question about it, no supposition, no ravings from a bushy-bearded fanatic that may prove false…this is the real thing, we all go splat a week from next Wednesday. What do you do? What if you were a young man who had never enjoyed the manifest pleasures of a woman’s body? What if you had been hidebound and stultified all your days, when you got wind of the coming Boom? What then? Why, perhaps you would follow a course of action similar to the hero of this little piece, in which I tried to say that everything is relative, and even dross, under the proper conditions, can be as good as gold. And you know, it’s indicative of our current Clipster Culture that very often the ones who would rob are the ones who get robbed, the fleecers get fleeced, and hypocrisy counts for nothing when the chips are down. In other words, the love of a less than kindly creature can be the single most important possession in the universe on

While in the US Army at Fort Knox, Kentucky, one of my duties was Troop Information NCO, and the story that follows (published in a magazine at that time) seemed to me an interesting departure from the usual stodgy troop lectures I was required to give. I read this story to a number of groups of hardened twenty-year men (as well as six- monthers and two-year draftees) and asked for comment. Those who spoke up (inarticulation is an occupational disease in the Army after a three-year period) said it wasn’t as fantastic as it sounded. That it seemed such a thing might some day come to pass, and they wanted to know how I, a man who had never been in combat, had been able to devise such weird ideas, and put them down in a form that seemed rational. I told them I had glimpsed hell, and that I thought some day perhaps the whole world would be that hell, unless we stopped trying to strangle decency, unless we stopped trying to turn logic and imagination and the hearts of men toward a

The pun, a sadly-misunderstood delicacy in the confectionary of humor, holds for me the same kind of infectious hilarity as a vision of three brothers named Marx, chasing a turkey around a hotel room, or wiry Lenny Bruce retelling his hazards and horrors on a two-week gig in Milwaukee, or Charlie Chaplin, caught among the gears of mechanized insanity in “Modern Times.” Humor comes packaged every which way, and profundities about its various guises and motivations do nothing whatsoever to explain why one man’s chuckle is another’s chilblain. In science fiction, with the notable exception of the work of Kuttner, when he was wry and wacky, the pun and humor in general have come of} rather badly. Perhaps “funny” and “science fiction” are incompatible, or perhaps the fantasist takes himself, his Times, and its problems too seriously. Whatever the reasons, from time to time I have tried to make sport of the established genres of science fantasy, as in this fable called

Since I was thirteen, to greater or lesser degree, I have been a rootless person. Oh, there have been homes and residences and all the trappings of being settled, but aside from my days in New York, which always seem to me to be the best days, I’ve wandered. Up and down and back across the United States, wherever the vagaries of life have carried me with my writing, military service, marriage, job opportunities or just plain chance. And from these peregrinations has come the belief that not only is home where the heart is, but the heart is undeniably where the home is. I was also prompted by this obscure notion, to write

The Wind Beyond the Mountains

It is down in the Book of the Ancestors with truth. The Ruskind know but one home. Ruska is home, for home shall be where the heart is. The stars are not for the Ruskind, for they know, too, that the heart is where the home is.

In the original edition of ELLISON WONDERLAND, this space was occupied by a short story appearing under the title, “The Forces that Crush.” Some years later I rewrote it, included it in my collection THE BEAST THAT SHOUTED LOVE AT THE HEART OF THE WORLD (Signet Books, 1974), and it appeared under the title Paul Fairman gave it when he published it in Amazing Stories back in the fifties: “Are You Listening?” I didn’t want to let it appear twice so soon, so I’ve pulled out of obscurity a nice little fable about a robot that I’ve always liked. Now, if it weren’t that my oId friend Isaac Asimov has written just about everything there is to write about robots (and what Ike didn’t do, Kuttner did as Lewis Padgett), I would have no trepidations, but Ike and I have been gigging each other with love and truculence for almost twenty-five years, and I just know he’ll have some smartass remarks to make the next time I see him, when, with twinkle in eye, he finds some circumlocutious way to compare his famous robotics stories with my humble, yet undeniably brilliant, effort called

Man alone. Man trapped by his own nature and the limits of the world around him. Man against Man. Man against Nature. All of thee inevitably come down to the essential question of how courageous a man can be in a time of massive peril. They all come down to how a man can survive, by strength of arm, by fleetness of foot, and most of all, by inventiveness of intellect. This has been the subject of much that I have written, perhaps because I see my Ties and my culture in the most “hung-up” condition it has ever known. Each man, each thinking individual, for the first time in the history of the race, completely—or as near completely as prejudiced mass media will allow—aware of the forces hurling him into the future. The Bomb, ready to go whenever the finger jumps to the proper button, the ethics slowly but steadily deteriorating, the morality finding its lowest common level, and each man, each thinking individual, virtually helpless before the fluxes and flows of civilization and herd instinct. Yet, is he really alone? Ever? Or is the imagination and fierce drive to survive a tenacious linkage among us all? And if it is, then are we not brothers to the man who had

There really isn’t much to say about this next story, save that I’ve tried to make a bit of a caustic comment on the “faithful” and their faith. I have no quarrel with those who wish to believe—whether they believe in a flat Earth, the health-giving properties of sorghum and blackstrap molasses, Dianetics, the Hereafter, orgone boxes, a ghostwriter for Shakespeare, or that jazz about the manna in the desert—except to point out that nothing in this life (and presumably the next) is certain; and faith is all well and good, but even the most devout should leave a small area of their thoughts open for such possibilities as occur in

When I first arrived in New York, the city was in the midst of its Monsoon Season: January to December. After mooching room, board and writing counsel from Lester del Rey and his wife Evelyn for a few days, I moved into one of the great abodes of memorabilia in my life—a hotel on West 114th Street, where already resided Robert Silverberg, the writner, who had been attending Columbia University and selling stories on the side (or vice versa). In the first week of my residence, I completed three short stories. The first was sold to Larry Shaw, then editor of Infinity, and provided rent for several weeks to come. The second sold to Guilty Detective Story Magazine, and provided food for the tummy. The third was prompted by the dreadful weather, the silver rain that fell past my third floor window hour after hour. It did not sell till three years later, to the British magazine Science Fantasy. I rather liked the yarn, and could never understand why American science-fiction magazines were not devious enough to slip in a little straight fantasy every now and then. But since they don’t, I’m pleased to be able to have that third-written story in print again in this country, reminding me of my days of childhood naturalism in New York, when I stood before my grimy window and rather hysterically murmured

Rain, Rain, Go Away

Friendship that most fleeting of human relationships, seems to me to be one of the most precious. The old saw about “he is a rich man who can truly say he has three true friends” may be saccharine, but it has its merits. The vagaries of the human spirit, particularly in times as debilitating and sorrowful as these, seem almost to stack the deck against lasting friendships. And I wonder how much more valuable and difficult they will be, in our particular future, when man has been consigned to numerous oases in the sea of stars. I think many will find their prejudices and fears being swept away in the face of their needs for companionship, particularly

Ellison Harlan  
El vestido blanco de Cenicienta Bulychev Kir Доктор Павлыш  
обложка книги Experimento Experimento

Un cadáver mutilado, sin rostro ni huellas dactilares ha aparecido en extrañas circunstancias… Un thriller de máxima actualidad sobre la clonación y la manipulación genética, donde se mezcla la ciencia más avanzada con el suspense más estremecedor.

Darnton John  
обложка книги Extras Extras

The world has become a different place since Tally Youngblood upset the Uglies, Pretties, Specials apple cart. What it's like? Well, visualize an all-day, everyday version of American Idol,where everybody's a contestant and there are cameras everywhere. In this constant competition, teenager Aya Fuse ranks as a nobody; 451,369 to be exact. Of course, such obscurity has its small rewards, all of which have now become endangered by her friendship with the Sly Girls. Another futuristic thriller by Uglies trilogy author Scott Westerfeld.


Вестерфельд Скотт Uglies  
обложка книги El hombre en el castillo El hombre en el castillo

Los caracteres de “El hombre en el castillo” no son sólo producto de la imaginación sino también manifestaciones de un sistema de fuerzas en el que el “I Ching” obra como un nexo análogo a un polo magnético. No obstante rara vez en una obra cualquiera de ficción, y casi nunca en la c-f podrían encontrarse caracteres más hondamente sentidos y más eficazmente retratados… La mejor novela hasta la fecha del escritor de c-f más consistentemente brillante. Ante todo por la verosimilitud con que Dick ha elaborado una ingeniosa estructura básica (unos Estados Unidos derrotados en la segunda guerra mundial y que han sido divididos en tres partes: las costas del Atlántico y del Pacífico respectivamente ocupadas por alemanes y japoneses, y una zona tapón entre dos esferas de influencia); luego por la absoluta originalidad de la presunción básica: “los alemanes ganaron la segunda guerra” aunque el “Libro de los cambios” informa sin embargo que esta amarga derrota no ha ocurrido en el mundo real… Un maestro de la c-f que ha conseguido transformar de un modo que nunca hubiéramos creido posible los temas y símbolos más fundamentales del género.

—John Brunner

Dick Philip K  
обложка книги El experimento terminal El experimento terminal

El doctor Hobson ha creado un monstruo. O mejor dicho, tres. Para probar sus teorías sobre la inmortalidad y la posible existencia de vida tras la muerte, Hobson ha ideado tres simulaciones informáticas de su propia personalidad. Con la primera, de la que se ha eliminado toda referencia a la existencia física, intenta analizar como sería una posible vida tras la muerte. Con la segunda, de la que se elimina toda referencia al envejecimiento y a la muerte, Hobson pretende estudiar la inmortalidad. La tercera, sin alteraciones, es el control de referencia del experimento. Sin embargo, las tres simulaciones escapan del ordenador de Hobson, huyen a la red informática mundial y viven su propia vida. Una de ellas es un asesino y comete crímenes que tal vez Hobson ha imaginado…


Finalista del Premio HUGO 1996.

Sawyer Robert NOVA ciencia ficción  
Espectros Cooper Louise Indigo  
El Iniciado Cooper Louise El señor del tiempo  
El Proscrito Cooper Louise El señor del tiempo  
El Orden Y El Caos Cooper Louise El señor del tiempo  
обложка книги Engines Of God Engines Of God

By the end of the twenty-second century, Earth's ravaged environment has become a time bomb ticking down to global self-destruction. Despite the fortuitous arrival of faster-than-light space travel, the search for a new home has so far located only one candidate-Quraqua, a desolate planet scheduled for terraformation within a few months. For interstellar archaeologist Richard Wald and starship pilot Priscilla Hutchins, the looming renovation threatens critical research on the enigmatic alien ruins on Quraqua and its moon, which include a bizarre false city dubbed Oz. Rousing little interest on Earth and facing an unyielding terraformation committee, Wald and his team undertake a last round of life-threatening expeditions to decipher Oz's secrets before they are swallowed forever by an emerging new world. With plenty of startling plot twists, a heavy dose of intrigue, and an unusual amount of character development for science fiction, McDevitt holds us fast right through to a thrilling finish. The yarn's less pure sf, though, than a rousing archaeological adventure transplanted to another star system.

Макдевитт Джек Космоархеологи  
End of the Beginning

The human price of war, regardless of nationality, is the relentless focus of this chilling sequel to Turtledove's alternative history Days of Infamy (2004), in which the Japanese conquer Hawaii after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Times are hard for Americans under the occupation. Scarce food and resources result in privation and a thriving black market. Japanese soldiers work POWs to death with heavy labor on insufficient rations. Women are forced into prostitution as comfort women. But the U.S. armed forces have a few tricks up their sleeve, notably a new kind of aircraft that can hold its own against the Zero. Both the Japanese and American militaries scheme, plan and train, while surfer bums, POWs and fishermen just try to get by. A plethora of characters, each with his or her own point of view, provide experiences in miniature that combine to paint a broad canvas of the titanic struggle, if at the cost of a fragmented narrative.

Turtledove Harry Days of Infamy  
обложка книги Excavation Excavation

The South American Jungle Guards Many Secrets…

and a remarkable site nestled between two towering Andean peaks, hidden from human eyes for thousands years.

Dig Deeper…

through layers of rock and mystery, through centuries of dark, forgotten legends.

Into Ancient Catacombs…

where ingenious traps have been laid to ensnare the careless and unsuspecting; where earth-shattering discoveries — and wealth beyond imagining — could be the reward for those with the courage to face the terrible unknown.

Something is Waiting

here where the perilous journey ends, in the cold, shrouded heart of a breathtaking necropolis; something created by Man, yet not humanly possible. Something wondrous. Something terrifying.

Rollins James  
обложка книги Elvangar Elvangar Tuttle Richard S Forgotten legacy  
Embrace the Night

Cassandra Palmer may be the world's chief clairvoyant, but she's still magically bound to a master vampire. Only an ancient book called the Codex Merlini possesses the incantation to free Cassie-but harnessing its limitless power could endanger the world…

Chance Karen Cassandra Palmer  
обложка книги El uso de las armas El uso de las armas

Cheradenine Zakalwe es un agente de Circunstancias Especiales, la sección de élite para la que ningún medio resulta reprobable: la guerra, el espionaje y el asesinato son lícitos cuando lo que está en juego son los intereses de la Cultura.

Zakalwe ha sido empujado a tomar parte en innumerables conflictos, habiéndole tocado pertenecer al bando perdedor en demasiadas ocasiones. Por ello, ha decidido retirarse. Pero Ciscunstancias Especiales necesita sus servicios en un planeta donde Zakalwe había servido anteriormente y donde está a punto de desencadenarse una guerra a gran escala, y la agencia sabe a qué puede recurrir para presionarle…

Una nueva novela ambientada en el deslumbrante universo de “Pensad en Flebas” y “El jugador”.

Banks Iain M Cultura  
обложка книги Experiment mit dem Tod Experiment mit dem Tod

Titel des Originals: »A Whiff of Death«

Asimov Isaac  
обложка книги Elminster Must Die Elminster Must Die Greenwood Ed Sage of Shadowdale  
обложка книги Exil Sechseck-Welt Exil Sechseck-Welt

Antor Trelings Ziel ist es, alle bewohnten Welten zu beherrschen. Als er Obie, einen Supercomputer, für sich arbeiten lässt, glaubt er sich diesem Ziel nicht mehr fern. Er rechnet freilich nicht damit, auf den Markovier-Planeten der Sechseck-Welt verschlagen zu werden, die aus tausenden hexagonaler Einzelwelten besteht. Dort beginnt der entscheidende Kampf um die Herrschaft des Universums.

Chalker Jack L Sechseck-Welt  
обложка книги Exiles at the Well of Souls Exiles at the Well of Souls

Antor Trellig, head of a ruthless interstellar syndicate, had seized a super computer with godlike powers, which could make him omnipotent. The Council offered master criminal Mavra Chang any reward if she stopped Trellig—and horrible, lingering death if she failed. But neither Trellig nor Mavra had taken the Well World into consideration. Built by the ancient Markovians, the Well World controlled the design of the cosmos. When the opponents were drawn across space to the mysterious planet, they found themselves in new alien bodies, and in the middle of a battle where strange races fought desperately, with the control of all the Universe as the prize.

Chalker Jack L Well of Souls  
обложка книги Escape from Undermountain Escape from Undermountain Anthony Marc Забытые королевства:Nobles, Nobles  
обложка книги Ekspedycja Mikro Ekspedycja Mikro Kroger Aleksander  
обложка книги Ender in exile Ender in exile Card Orson Scott  
Elfshadow Cunningham Elaine Forgotten Realms:Harpers  
обложка книги Entre los latidos de la noche Entre los latidos de la noche

2010 D.C.

Sólo unos pocos seres humanos que habitan en las primitivas colonias en órbita en torno a la Tierra logran escapar a la hecatombe Nuclear. Deben iniciar el éxodo en busca de nuevos mundos lejos de la Tierra destruida.


27.698 D.C.

A estos mundos llegan los inmortales, seres con extraños lazos con la vieja tierra, que parecen vivir eternamente, que pueden recorres años luz en sólo unos días, y que utilizan sus extraños poderes apara controlar la existencia de los simples mortales. En el planeta Pentecostes, un pequeño grupo se prepara para encontrar a los Inmortales y enfrentarse a ellos. Pero en la búsqueda deberán transformase ellos mismos en inmortales y descubrirán una nueva amenaza que se cierne no sólo sobre ellos mismos sino sobre toda la galaxia.

Sheffield Charles  
обложка книги El laberinto de la Luna El laberinto de la Luna

El científico Ed Hawks ha creado el transmisor de materia, una máquina increíblemente poderosa que puede enviar a un hombre a la Luna al tiempo que crea un duplicado suyo aquí en la Tierra. Pero todos los voluntarios que son enviados a la Luna mueren unos pocos minutos más tarde en el laberinto alienígena que ha sido descubierto allí, mientras que sus duplicados terrestres, unidos tlepáticamente a ellos, se ven sumidos en la locura. Hasta que aparece Al Barker, un aventurero que ha pasado toda su vida desafiando a la muerte, y que ahora está dispuesto a desentrañar definitivamente ese desafío alienígena…

Budrys Algis  
обложка книги Entrevista con el vampiro Entrevista con el vampiro

Nunca un vampiro le había contado su vida a un mortal. Louis de Pointe du Lac, con un cansancio de siglos a sus espaldas, es el primero en hacerlo frente a un periodista de San Francisco, al que le explica cómo ha sido su existencia desde que fuera vampirizado por Lestat de Lioncourt en 1791. Louis y Lestat no son en realidad como la gente se imagina. Viven de la sangre humana y la muerte no les alcanza, es cierto, pero son sensibles e inteligentes, vulnerables, humanos y tal vez tienen más de víctimas que de verdugos...

Rice Anne Crónicas Vampíricas  
обложка книги Espinas Espinas

Minner Burris: un maduro astronauta convertido por los cirujanos alienígenas en un ser que ya no es completamente humano.

Lona Kelvin: cobaya de un experimento genético la madre virgen de un centenar de hijos a los que nunca llegará a ver.

Duncan Chalk: un vampiro psíquico que alimenta a través de su imperio del espectáculo a millones de mirones, al tiempo que se alimenta a sí mismo con el dolor y la desesperación de los demás.

Tres personajes, un amor, un odio, un ansia. Y, por encima de todo, una maravillosa historia de amor en los límites de lo concebible.


Espinas, publicada originalmente en 1967, y reeditada constantemente desde entonces, inició, dentro de la carrera literaria de Robert Silverberg una segunda época de esplendor en la que el autor sustituyó la gran cantidad de su producción por una mucho mayor calidad literaria. El éxito de esta novela, a su aparición en los Estados Unidos, fue fulminante; fue nominada para el premio Hugo, y quedó finalista, en segundo lugar, en el premio Nebula. Más adelante, Robert Silverberg sería premiado con un Hugo y media docena de Nebulas por su obra, que ha gozado siempre del continuado favor del público de todo el mundo.

Silverberg Robert  
обложка книги Echo city Echo city Lebbon Tim  
обложка книги Edge of Oblivion Edge of Oblivion

There exists a world beyond our own. It is a world of ancient magic and well-guarded secrets, a world of strict laws and harsh punishments for those who betray them, a world inhabited by the Ikati, a race of gifted people who are so much more than they first appear. Brought together by fate in this world of danger and beauty, two people with dark pasts will meet.

Morgan is beautiful, smart, sexy…and about to die. Convicted of treason against her shape-shifting kin, she is given one last chance at redemption; discover the hidden lair of the enemy intent on destroying every one of her kind, or forfeit her life.

Xander is ruthless, heartless, cold-blooded…and assigned to kill her if she fails in her task. Expecting to feel nothing but contempt for the traitor under his watch, the assassin accompanies Morgan on her search, but as the two race through the heart of Italy while the clock winds down to zero hour, he finds himself drawn into a dangerous web of desire as powerful as it is forbidden. Their passion will test everything they believe in, and endanger the future of the tribe itself.

Sensual, edgy, and action-packed, Edge of Oblivion is a must-read for lovers of dark paranormal romance.

Geissinger J T Night Prowler  
обложка книги Esprit de Corpse Esprit de Corpse

In the third hilarious installment of The Reluctant Reaper series, Kirsty d’Arc’s first Reaper mission gets personal when her evil ex-boss escapes from Hell and physically possesses Shannon, Kirsty’s BFF. To reunite rightful body and soul, Kirsty must outwit a demented demon, fend off an insane strangler, and bend the very rules of Hell and Earth.Kirsty may be a full-fledged Reaper with a scythe of her own, but Dante is still miffed that she broke the Reaper rules to take down her evil ex-boss, Conrad. And Dante is not above saying “I told you so” when Conrad develops strange demonic powers and escapes to the Mortal Coil. Although barely speaking, Kirsty and Dante are sent on Kirsty’s first Reaper mission: bring Conrad back alive…er…dead…er…Just bring him back to Hell.

But before they can re-scythe him, Conrad evicts his own daughter’s soul to take over her body. Yes, he’s not a good person. So it’s up to two good people (who are, ironically, from Hell) to fix this. But can Kirsty and Dante put their differences aside in time to take down Conrad and save his daughter?

Grant Gina X The Reluctant Reaper  
обложка книги Earth Star Earth Star

18-year-old Jarra has a lot to prove. After being awarded one of the military’s highest honours for her role in a daring rescue attempt, Jarra finds herself – and her Ape status – in the spotlight. Jarra is one of the unlucky few born with an immune system that cannot survive on other planets. Derided as an ‘ape’ – a ‘throwback’ – by the rest of the universe, Jarra is on a mission to prove that Earth Girls are just as good as anyone else.

Except now the planet she loves is under threat by what could be humanity’s first ever alien contact. Jarra’s bravery – and specialist knowledge – will once again be at the centre of the maelstrom, but will the rest of the universe consider Earth worth fighting for?

Edwards Janet  
обложка книги Evolution Evolution

After two months in Skyhome, Alex and the crew are ready to depart for the next phase of their mission — convincing Emperor Augustus of the Nova Roman Empire to join them in their attack on the Great Blight.

But when they enter the Empire’s borders, they find far more than they bargained for — slavers, deadly beasts, and the cunning and powerful Emperor himself. And even the far-reaching Empire is not immune to the effects of the deadly xenovirus and its newest evolutions…

West Kyle The Wasteland Chronicles  
обложка книги Ender's Game Ender's Game

In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut—young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training.

Ender's skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers, Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister.

Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender's two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If the world survives, that is.

Card Orson Scott , Ender's Saga  
обложка книги Ex ungue leonem: по когтю льва Ex ungue leonem: по когтю льва

Эпоха carere morte близится к концу. Владыка вампиров отстранился от дел и проводит время в бесплодных терзаниях по ушедшим временам и возможностям. Охотники легко приняли в качестве главы вампиршу-некромантку, и возглавляемые ей, собираются в поход на цитадель вампиров. На стороне охотников выступает Избранная — обладательница особого Дара, стирающего проклятие вампиризма. Скоро лишённые смерти останутся жить лишь в легендах… Но не рухнет ли в войнах carere morte и охотников сама Земля Страха, ведь вампиры всегда были залогом её существования?

Якимова Ирина Валерьевна Лишённые смерти  
обложка книги Empire Empire Simak Clifford Donald  
обложка книги Exigency Exigency

19 years to get there. 8 years in orbit. “Three minutes to evacuate.” From the author of the #1 Sci-Fi/Fantasy bestseller, The Dig, comes an all-new Sci-Fi thriller.

Nine brilliant scientists travel light years on a one-way trip to an Earth-like planet. Their mission is to study from orbit the two species of intelligent lifeforms on the surface. The first: an isolated people embarking on civilization and building their world’s first city. The second: a brutal race of massive predators, spread thick and still growing across the dominant landmass—destined to breed and eat their way to extinction within a few centuries.

After eight years of observation, disaster strikes the orbiting station and the remaining crew are ejected not to the safety of the city, but to the other side of the planet, deep inside a land no human could possibly survive.

Siemsen Michael  
обложка книги Elegy for a Lost Star Elegy for a Lost Star Heydon Elizabeth Symphony of Ages  
обложка книги Expatriates Expatriates

In the latest survivalist thriller from founder of survivalblog.com and New York Times bestselling author James Wesley, Rawles, two expat families struggle for their very survival in the midst of a global economic collapse.

When the United States suffers a major socioeconomic collapse, a power vacuum sweeps the globe. A newly radicalized Islamic government rises to power in Indonesia, invades the Philippines, East Timor, Papua New Guinea, and finally northern Australia. No longer protected by American military interests, Australia must repel an invasion alone.

In the thick of these political maneuvers, an American family of missionaries living in the Philippines and a Texan petroleum engineer in Australia must face the fear of being strangers in a world in flux. Are their relatives back home healthy and safe? Will they ever see them again?

In its depiction of the authentic survivalist skills and techniques needed to survive a global socioeconomic meltdown, Expatriates is as informative as it is suspense-filled.

Rawles James Wesley, The Coming Collapse  
обложка книги Enchantment Emporium Enchantment Emporium

The Gale family can change the world with the charms they cast, and they like to keep this in the family. Alysha Gale is tired of having all her aunts try to run her life, both personally and magically. So when the letter from her Gran arrives willing her a "junk" shop in Calgary, Alysha jumps at the chance. It isn't until she gets there that she realizes her customers are fey. And no one told her there's trouble brewing in Calgary—trouble so big that even calling in the family may not save the day... 

Huff Tanya Enchantment Emporium  
обложка книги Enchantment Emporium Enchantment Emporium

The Gale family can change the world with the charms they cast, and they like to keep this in the family. Alysha Gale is tired of having all her aunts try to run her life, both personally and magically. So when the letter from her Gran arrives willing her a "junk" shop in Calgary, Alysha jumps at the chance. It isn't until she gets there that she realizes her customers are fey. And no one told her there's trouble brewing in Calgary—trouble so big that even calling in the family may not save the day... 

Huff Tanya Enchantment Emporium  
обложка книги Expérience terminale Expérience terminale

Grâce à son prototype de super-EEG, Peter Hobson croyait parvenir à une définition la plus précise de la mort clinique. Il a découvert mieux que cela : la preuve de l’existence de l’âme. Du jour au lendemain, Peter devient un homme célèbre que les médias s’arrachent. Partout, on lui pose la même question : « C’est comment, l’au-delà ? » Afin d’y répondre, Peter va créer — avec l’aide de son ami Sarkar — trois clones de son cerveau isolés dans la mémoire d’un ordinateur. L’un, Esprit, simulera la vie après la mort. Le deuxième, Ambrotos, l’immortalité physique. Le dernier, non modifié, servira de témoin à l’expérience.

Mais l’un des doubles se mêle de jouer les justiciers pour le vrai Peter Hoson. Et pour ça, il ne recule devant aucun moyen… pas même un meurtre. Pour les deux apprentis sorciers, c’est le début d’une traque angoissée dans le dédale de l’Internet, sur la piste d’un criminel d’autant plus insaisissable qu’il est virtuel…

Sawyer Robert J  
обложка книги Empire Empire

The year i s 2112.

The crippled U.S. government and its military forces are giving up the century-long fight against an undead plague. Born of an otherworldly energy fused with a deadly virus, the ravaging hordes of zombified humans and animals have no natural enemies. But they do have one supernatural enemy: Death himself.

Descending upon the ghost town of Jefferson Harbor, Louisiana, the Grim Reaper embarks on a bloody campaign to put down the legions that have defied his touch for so long. He will find allies in the city’s last survivors, and a nemesis in a man who wants to harness the force driving the zombies — a man who seeks to rebuild America into an empire of the dead.


Hailed as “A MACABRE MASTERPIECE OF POST-APOCALYPTIC ZOMBIE GOODNESS” on the Library of the Living Dead podcast, Empire brings stunning new twists to a shattering and unforgettable scenario of the not-too-distant future.

Dunwoody David Empire  
обложка книги Empire Empire

The year i s 2112.

The crippled U.S. government and its military forces are giving up the century-long fight against an undead plague. Born of an otherworldly energy fused with a deadly virus, the ravaging hordes of zombified humans and animals have no natural enemies. But they do have one supernatural enemy: Death himself.

Descending upon the ghost town of Jefferson Harbor, Louisiana, the Grim Reaper embarks on a bloody campaign to put down the legions that have defied his touch for so long. He will find allies in the city’s last survivors, and a nemesis in a man who wants to harness the force driving the zombies — a man who seeks to rebuild America into an empire of the dead.


Hailed as “A MACABRE MASTERPIECE OF POST-APOCALYPTIC ZOMBIE GOODNESS” on the Library of the Living Dead podcast, Empire brings stunning new twists to a shattering and unforgettable scenario of the not-too-distant future.

Dunwoody David Empire  
обложка книги Empire's End Empire's End

The dead refuse to stay dead. The Reaper is here to put them down. As winter sets in and America's survivors struggle to rebuild a semblance of civilization, terrifying new enemies are gathering-both in the lawless badlands and within the walls of the safe zone. Most fearsome of all is the "King of the Dead." His zombified troupe of sideshow curiosities is but a fraction of his growing pack. The Reaper's quest to safeguard the humans he has befriended places him on the trail of these feral undead. But he is sorely unprepared for the return of the zombie transformed by his own flesh, the Omega-a fiend driven by something more sinister than any virus. Meanwhile, Death's questions about his origin haunt him, and he is close to the answers… but the worst of both the living and the dead are rising in his path, and he'll have to cut them all down to reach the cosmic endgame.

Dunwoody David Empire  
обложка книги Empire's End Empire's End

The dead refuse to stay dead. The Reaper is here to put them down. As winter sets in and America's survivors struggle to rebuild a semblance of civilization, terrifying new enemies are gathering-both in the lawless badlands and within the walls of the safe zone. Most fearsome of all is the "King of the Dead." His zombified troupe of sideshow curiosities is but a fraction of his growing pack. The Reaper's quest to safeguard the humans he has befriended places him on the trail of these feral undead. But he is sorely unprepared for the return of the zombie transformed by his own flesh, the Omega-a fiend driven by something more sinister than any virus. Meanwhile, Death's questions about his origin haunt him, and he is close to the answers… but the worst of both the living and the dead are rising in his path, and he'll have to cut them all down to reach the cosmic endgame.

Dunwoody David Empire  
обложка книги Europe in Autumn Europe in Autumn

Europe in Autumn is a thriller of espionage and the future which reads like the love child of John le Carré and Franz Kafka.

Rudi is a cook in a Kraków restaurant, but when his boss asks Rudi to help a cousin escape from the country he’s trapped in, a new career – part spy, part people-smuggler – begins.

Following multiple economic crises and a devastating flu pandemic, Europe has fractured into countless tiny nations, duchies, polities and republics. Recruited by the shadowy organisation Les Coureurs des Bois, Rudi is schooled in espionage, but when a training mission to The Line, a sovereign nation consisting of a trans-Europe railway line, goes wrong, he is arrested, beaten and Coureur Central must attempt a rescue.

With so many nations to work in, and identities to assume, Rudi is kept busy travelling across Europe. But when he is sent to smuggle someone out of Berlin and finds a severed head inside a locker instead, a conspiracy begins to wind itself around him.

With kidnapping, double-crosses and a map that constantly re-draws, Rudi begins to realise that underneath his daily round of plot and counter plot, behind the conflicting territories, another entirely different reality might be pulling the strings…

Hutchinson Dave  
обложка книги EVE Online. Выйти из игры EVE Online. Выйти из игры

Курсант престижного училища из-за трагического инцидента выпадает из элитарного клуба сверхспособных бессмертных пилотов и оказывается выброшен в унылую гражданскую жизнь. Потерявший бессмертие пилот оказывается совершенно чуждым явлением, и мир всячески отторгает его. Герой видит всё больше несоответствий в знакомой ему реальности и понимает, что привычный мир лишь игра для других существ.

Атаманов Михаил  
обложка книги EVE Online. Выйти из игры EVE Online. Выйти из игры

Курсант престижного училища из-за трагического инцидента выпадает из элитарного клуба сверхспособных бессмертных пилотов и оказывается выброшен в унылую гражданскую жизнь. Потерявший бессмертие пилот оказывается совершенно чуждым явлением, и мир всячески отторгает его. Герой видит всё больше несоответствий в знакомой ему реальности и понимает, что привычный мир лишь игра для других существ.

Атаманов Михаил  
обложка книги EVE Online. Выйти из игры EVE Online. Выйти из игры

Курсант престижного училища из-за трагического инцидента выпадает из элитарного клуба сверхспособных бессмертных пилотов и оказывается выброшен в унылую гражданскую жизнь. Потерявший бессмертие пилот оказывается совершенно чуждым явлением, и мир всячески отторгает его. Герой видит всё больше несоответствий в знакомой ему реальности и понимает, что привычный мир лишь игра для других существ.

Атаманов Михаил  
обложка книги Explorer Explorer

It has been nearly ten years since the starship Phoenix returned to Alpha, the station orbiting the world of the atevi, which had been abandoned following a rift between a faction of the station's inhabitants and the spacers' Pilot's Guild. The unexpected return of the Phoenix has forever changed the lives of both atevi and Mospheirans, for over the ensuing decade, the captains of the Phoenix have brought both species into space. Their motivation seemed simple: Reunion Station, a human station in another sector of space, had been destroyed by aliens.But on his deathbed, the senior captain of the Phoenix admits that he lied to the crew—that Reunion was merely damaged, not destroyed, and many people may have survived. At this disclosure, the crew rebels and forces the Phoenix to undertake a rescue mission to Reunion. Onboard the rescue mission are Bren Cameron, brilliant human paidhi representing the atevi ruler Tabini-aiji, and Tabini's grandmother Ilisidi, a fearsome and ambitious atevi leader with an agenda of her own. Trapped in a distant star system with little fuel left, facing a bellicose alien ship, how can Bren help to avoid interspecies war when the notoriously secretive Pilot's Guild aboard Reunion Station refuse to cooperate, and may have kept the inhabitants of their own station ignorant of their true situation?The long-running Foreigner series can also be enjoyed by more casual genre readers in sub-trilogy installments. Explorer is the 6th Foreigner novel. It is also the 3rd book in the second subtrilogy.

Cherryh C J Foreigner  
обложка книги Edge Edge

Edge begins with a massive and catastrophic shifting of the San Andreas fault. The fears of California someday tumbling into the sea — that have become the stuff of parody — become real. But even the terror resulting from this catastrophe pales in comparison to the understanding behind its happening, a cataclysm extending beyond mankind’s understanding of horror as it had previously been known. The world is falling apart because things are out of joint at the quantum level, about which of course there’s never been any guarantee that everything has to remain stable.

Koji Suzuki returns to the genre he’s most famous for after many years of “not wanting to write any more horror.” As expected from Suzuki, the chills are of a more cerebral, psychological sort, arguably more unsettling and scary than the slice-and-dice gore fests that horror has become known in the U.S. Never content to simply do “Suzuki” — as it were — but rather push the envelope on what…

Suzuki Koji  
обложка книги Evolution Evolution

Ihre Geschichte beginnt, als Dinosaurier die Erde beherrschen. Sie überstehen den gnadenlosen Kampf mit anderen Spezies um Nahrung und Territorien. Sie überleben den Einschlag eines gigantischen Asteroiden und erben eine leere Welt. Sie folgen der langsamen Bewegung der Kontinente über die Erde. Sie errichten eine planetenumspannende Zivilisation. Und sie greifen nach den Sternen…

In diesem atemberaubenden, hochspannenden Roman folgt Stephen Baxter dem Strom der menschlichen Evolution, der Millionen von Jahren in der Vergangenheit entspringt und sich weit in die Zukunft ergießt. Ein in der Literatur einzigartiges Panorama – die gesamte Geschichte der Menschheit in einem Buch.

Baxter Stephen  
обложка книги Enchanter's End Game Enchanter's End Game Eddings David The Belgariad  
обложка книги Ein Schiff aus Narnia Ein Schiff aus Narnia

Unversehens geraten Edmund und Lucy zusammen mit ihrem unausstehlichen Vetter Eustachius Knilch an Bord der »Morgenröte«, dem Schiff von König Kaspian von Narnia. Und es beginnt eine aufregende Seereise. Das Schiff ist unterwegs zum Ende der Welt, dem Lande Aslans. Die Mannschaft forscht nach dem Verbleib der königstreuen sieben Lords, die vor vielen Jahren aus Narnia fortgeschickt wurden...

Lewis Clive S Die Chroniken von Narnia  
обложка книги Elven Star Elven Star Weis Margaret, Hickman Tracy The Death Gate Cycle  
обложка книги EMP EMP

In a flash of searing light, the world changed. A massive solar flare has crippled the modern world and brought chaos and destruction. David Hartsman is stuck in the remote farm town of his youth on what was expected to be a short visit to check on his ailing parents. While his wife and his daughter are hundreds of miles away at home in Chicago, David must face the dangers associated with his own survival and the pressures of not being with his family. In a worldwide catastrophe, every struggle is personal.

EMP is the dramatic story of one man and his struggle for survival in a world that is falling apart.

Harp Wilson  
обложка книги El Libro de las sombras contadas. Las Cajas del Destino El Libro de las sombras contadas. Las Cajas del Destino Goodkind Terry La Espada de la Verdad  
обложка книги Equal Rites Equal Rites

In Equal Rites, a dying wizard tries to pass on his powers to an eighth son of an eighth son, who is just at that moment being born. The fact that the son is actually a daughter is discovered just a little too late…


Annotations collected and edited by Leo Breebaarted. http://www.lspace.org/books/apf/equal-rites.html

Pratchett Terry David John Discworld  
обложка книги Enter a Soldier. Later: Enter Another Enter a Soldier. Later: Enter Another Silverberg Robert  
обложка книги Exiled from Earth Exiled from Earth Silverberg Robert  
обложка книги Een Kroon van Zwarden Een Kroon van Zwarden Jordan Robert Het Rad des Tijds  
обложка книги Ein Präzedenzfall Ein Präzedenzfall Silverberg Robert  
обложка книги Eine Goldgrube für Zoologen Eine Goldgrube für Zoologen Silverberg Robert  
обложка книги Exogenesis Exogenesis

The eye of the beholder…

When Dr. Carson Beckett disturbs the rest of two longdead Ancients, he unleashes devastating consequences of global proportions.

With the very existence of Lantea at risk, Colonel John Sheppard leads his team on a desperate search for the long lost Ancient device that could save Atlantis. While Teyla Emmagan and Dr. Elizabeth Weir battle the ecological meltdown consuming their world, Colonel Sheppard, Dr. Rodney McKay and Dr. Zelenka travel to a world created by the Ancients themselves. There they discover a human experiment that could mean their salvation…

But the truth is never as simple as it seems, and the team’s prejudices lead them to make a fatal error — an error that could slaughter thousands, including their own Dr. McKay.


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Whitelaw Sonny, Christensen Elizabeth Atlantis  
обложка книги Exogenesis Exogenesis

The eye of the beholder…

When Dr. Carson Beckett disturbs the rest of two longdead Ancients, he unleashes devastating consequences of global proportions.

With the very existence of Lantea at risk, Colonel John Sheppard leads his team on a desperate search for the long lost Ancient device that could save Atlantis. While Teyla Emmagan and Dr. Elizabeth Weir battle the ecological meltdown consuming their world, Colonel Sheppard, Dr. Rodney McKay and Dr. Zelenka travel to a world created by the Ancients themselves. There they discover a human experiment that could mean their salvation…

But the truth is never as simple as it seems, and the team’s prejudices lead them to make a fatal error — an error that could slaughter thousands, including their own Dr. McKay.


This book is a production of the InterWorld's Bookforge.

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Whitelaw Sonny, Christensen Elizabeth Atlantis  
обложка книги Exogenesis Exogenesis

The eye of the beholder…

When Dr. Carson Beckett disturbs the rest of two longdead Ancients, he unleashes devastating consequences of global proportions.

With the very existence of Lantea at risk, Colonel John Sheppard leads his team on a desperate search for the long lost Ancient device that could save Atlantis. While Teyla Emmagan and Dr. Elizabeth Weir battle the ecological meltdown consuming their world, Colonel Sheppard, Dr. Rodney McKay and Dr. Zelenka travel to a world created by the Ancients themselves. There they discover a human experiment that could mean their salvation…

But the truth is never as simple as it seems, and the team’s prejudices lead them to make a fatal error — an error that could slaughter thousands, including their own Dr. McKay.


This book is a production of the InterWorld's Bookforge.

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Whitelaw Sonny, Christensen Elizabeth Atlantis  
обложка книги Entanglement Entanglement

Leap of faith…

When Dr. Rodney McKay unlocks an Ancient mystery on a distant moon, he discovers a terrifying threat to the Pegasus galaxy.

Determined to disable the device before it's discovered by the Wraith, Colonel John Sheppard and his team navigate the treacherous ruins of an Ancient outpost. But attempts to destroy the technology are complicated by the arrival of a stranger — a stranger who can't be trusted, a stranger who needs the Ancient device to return home. Cut off from backup, under attack from the Wraith, and with the future of the universe hanging in the balance, Sheppard's team must put aside their doubts and step into the unknown.

However, when your mortal enemy is your only ally, betrayal is just a heartbeat away…


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Wells Martha Atlantis  
обложка книги Entanglement Entanglement

Leap of faith…

When Dr. Rodney McKay unlocks an Ancient mystery on a distant moon, he discovers a terrifying threat to the Pegasus galaxy.

Determined to disable the device before it's discovered by the Wraith, Colonel John Sheppard and his team navigate the treacherous ruins of an Ancient outpost. But attempts to destroy the technology are complicated by the arrival of a stranger — a stranger who can't be trusted, a stranger who needs the Ancient device to return home. Cut off from backup, under attack from the Wraith, and with the future of the universe hanging in the balance, Sheppard's team must put aside their doubts and step into the unknown.

However, when your mortal enemy is your only ally, betrayal is just a heartbeat away…


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Wells Martha Atlantis  
обложка книги Entanglement Entanglement

Leap of faith…

When Dr. Rodney McKay unlocks an Ancient mystery on a distant moon, he discovers a terrifying threat to the Pegasus galaxy.

Determined to disable the device before it's discovered by the Wraith, Colonel John Sheppard and his team navigate the treacherous ruins of an Ancient outpost. But attempts to destroy the technology are complicated by the arrival of a stranger — a stranger who can't be trusted, a stranger who needs the Ancient device to return home. Cut off from backup, under attack from the Wraith, and with the future of the universe hanging in the balance, Sheppard's team must put aside their doubts and step into the unknown.

However, when your mortal enemy is your only ally, betrayal is just a heartbeat away…


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Wells Martha Atlantis  
обложка книги En la casa de las mentes dobles En la casa de las mentes dobles Silverberg Robert  
обложка книги El proclamador El proclamador Silverberg Robert  
обложка книги El reino del terror El reino del terror Silverberg Robert Roma eterna (es)  
обложка книги Evolution in Guadalajara Evolution in Guadalajara

The distressing thing about Kandis Elliot’s new story is “how much of it isn’t fiction. The Virtual Harvesters and their capabilities, for example. El Cappa and Manantlán. The rats of Birge Hall (to a point). Nonetheless, one of the traditional roles of SF is to act as a bellwether, to suggest where things are going, and how things might be if left to evolve in situ.” Ms. Elliot continues to write SF and mystery stories, and to draw pictures for such; she recently won a Science Fiction Age Readers’ Choice Award for Best Novelette.

Elliot Kandis  
обложка книги Earthcore Earthcore

Deep below a desolate Utah mountain lies the largest platinum deposit ever discovered. A billion-dollar find, it waits for any company that can drill a world's record, three-mile-deep mine shaft. EarthCore is the company with the technology, the resources and the guts to go after the mother lode. Young executive Connell Kirkland is the company's driving force, pushing himself and those around him to uncover the massive treasure.

But at three miles below the surface, where the rocks are so hot they burn bare skin, something has been waiting for centuries. Waiting… and guarding. Kirkland and EarthCore are about to find out first-hand why this treasure has never been unearthed.

Sigler Scott  
обложка книги Earthcore Earthcore

Deep below a desolate Utah mountain lies the largest platinum deposit ever discovered. A billion-dollar find, it waits for any company that can drill a world's record, three-mile-deep mine shaft. EarthCore is the company with the technology, the resources and the guts to go after the mother lode. Young executive Connell Kirkland is the company's driving force, pushing himself and those around him to uncover the massive treasure.

But at three miles below the surface, where the rocks are so hot they burn bare skin, something has been waiting for centuries. Waiting… and guarding. Kirkland and EarthCore are about to find out first-hand why this treasure has never been unearthed.

Sigler Scott  
обложка книги Eiswelt Eiswelt

Auf Sarr taucht ein neues, gefährliches Rauschgift auf. Sallman Ken erhält den Auftrag, dessen Herkunft zu erforschen und die Einfuhr zu unterbinden.

Als Sallman die Rauschgiftwelt im Sichtschirm seines Raumschiffs auftauchen sieht, stockt ihm der Atem. Auf einem solchen Planeten soll es tatsächlich intelligentes Leben geben? Denn was er sieht, muß ihm als Bewohner einer Hitzewelt wie die Hölle erscheinen. So existiert Schwefel dort nicht als Gas, sondern in fester Form, und Wasser ist in flüssigem Zustand vorhanden.


HAL CLEMENT gilt als Meister des wissenschaftlich orientierten Science-Fiction-Romans. Stets gelingt es ihm, Fakten und Fiction nahtlos miteinander zu verschmelzen. Mit Eiswelt bietet er dem Leser die Möglichkeit, Empfindungen und Eindrücke aus der Perspektive eines Aliens nachzuvollziehen, Erfahrungen zu machen, die allein in der Science Fiction möglich sind.


Originaltitel: ICEWORLD

© Copyright 1953 by Hal Clement

Clement Hal  
Exodus Лем Станислав  
обложка книги Empire's End Empire's End

The Eternal Emperor had returned at last from the dead to pick up the pieces of his crumbling Empire. But even that great leader could not halt the Empire’s decline alone. And so Sten—master spy, military strategist, and assassin—found himself appointed Ambassador Plenipotentiary to the Altaic Cluster, where a brewing civil war threatened the stability of the Empire itself. Quelling a civil war is nothing new for Sten, but as the war intensifies, he begins to suspect that he is up against more than a mere local disturbance. Someone operating in deep-cover and seemingly backed by the highest authorities is working behind the scenes to manipulate events and escalate disaster. And that someone wants nothing more than to see Sten dead.

COLE Allan, Bunch Chris The Sten Chronicles  
обложка книги Eye for an eye Eye for an eye Биггл-младший Ллойд  
обложка книги El año del sol tranquilo El año del sol tranquilo

Esta novela narra el desarrollo y la posterior realización de un proyecto oficial del gobierno de los Estados Unidos para estudiar el futuro.

Ha sido considerada por la crítica como una obra excelente, quizás un poco amarga pero profundamente crítica respecto al futuro de nuestra sociedad occidental.

Tucker Wilson  
обложка книги Ever the Twain Ever the Twain

"Ever the Twain" is about twins Nian and Rue. Ru's dream has always been to become a dragon rider. His bond with his sister is strong, so much so that they can almost hear each other's thoughts. When the dragons come, and select Nian instead of him, she refuses to go. The dragons take them both, but that is no guarantee that either of them will reach their dreams."


Эта история о близнецах — Ниане и Ру. Ру всегда мечтал стать всадником. Его связь с сестрой настолько прочна, что они практически могут слышать мысли друг друга. Когда, в поиске, дракон выбрал Ниан вместо Ру, она отказалась ехать. Тогда драконы забирают их обоих, но это ещё не гарантирует исполнения их мечты…

Небольшое уточнение к аннотации: обычно робкая, прячущаяся в тени брата Ниан наотрез отказалась ехать в Вейр Иста кандидаткой на Запечатление без брата, не желая расставаться с ним. (Отсюда и название рассказа — "Никогда врозь") Кроме того, девушка не без оснований опасалась, что став всадницей вместо брата, "украдет его мечту" и таким образом сломает ему жизнь.

Маккефри Энн  
Experience [СИ]

Улицы замёрзшего города полны самых разных существ, сражающихся за свою жизнь. Одни сбиваются в стаи, другие в одиночку пытаются дотянуть до долгожданной оттепели. Иногда желание найти тепло кажется единственным, что ещё поддерживает жизнь в полумёртвом теле.

BlackSpiralDancer  
обложка книги Equal Rites Equal Rites

They say that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.There are some situations where the correct response is to display the sort of ignorance which happily and wilfully flies in the face of the facts. In this case, the birth of a baby girl, born a wizard — by mistake. Everybody knows that there’s no such thing as a female wizard. But now it’s gone and happened, there’s nothing much anyone can do about it. Let the battle of the sexes begin …

Pratchett Terry David John Discworld  
обложка книги Equal Rites Equal Rites

They say that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.There are some situations where the correct response is to display the sort of ignorance which happily and wilfully flies in the face of the facts. In this case, the birth of a baby girl, born a wizard — by mistake. Everybody knows that there’s no such thing as a female wizard. But now it’s gone and happened, there’s nothing much anyone can do about it. Let the battle of the sexes begin …

Pratchett Terry David John Discworld  
обложка книги Eric Eric

Eric is the Discworld’s only demonology hacker. The trouble is, he’s not very good at it. All he wants is the usual three wishes: to be immortal, rule the world and have the most beautiful woman fall madly in love with him. The usual stuff. But what he gets is Rincewind, the Disc’s most incompetent wizard, and Rincewind’s Luggage (the world’s most dangerous travel accessory) into the bargain. Terry Pratchett’s hilarious take on the Faust legend stars many of the Discworld’s most popular characters in an outrageous adventure that will leave Eric wishing once more — this time, quite fervently, that he’d never been born.


Annotations collected and edited by Leo Breebaart. http://www.lspace.org/books/apf/eric.html

Pratchett Terry David John Discworld  
обложка книги End as a Hero End as a Hero Laumer Keith  
обложка книги Eight Miles Eight Miles

Are you sure this didn’t happen?

McMullen Sean  
обложка книги Emissary of the King Emissary of the King

The story is about Ainz sending a Death Knight as his emissary to interview each of the floor guardians, and we get a glimpse into their living environment and thoughts.The setting is a few days after Nazarick was appeared to the New World. Ainz took 12 books from the library which pertains to tips on how to be a good boss, of which 2 are "How to be a good superior" and "Things to avoid as a superior". After learning that the guards of his room had been on duty for 25 hours straight, Ainz was reminded of HeroHero's work environment and decided to interview the floor guardians to know them better. Plot unfolds between volume 1 and 2.

Maruyama Kugane  
обложка книги Ex mortis Ex mortis

«…Макс ежится, глотает скопившуюся на языке горечь. Ему вдруг становится интересно, чем пахнет эта густая вода, какова она на вкус. Холодный ли воздух под потолком пещеры? Каков на ощупь серый, похожий на пепел песок между камней?

– Лу! – зовет он снова, и вода морщится, будто складки защитного костюма. Ее тонкие струи ползут по камням и серому песку, неторопливо взбираются по ногам Макса, опутывают герметичные стыки, словно хотят просочиться внутрь. Макс даже забывает дышать. Ущипнул бы себя, да костюм мешает, закрывает тело полностью, от макушки до пят.

Спустя долгие секунды вода утекает обратно в разлом, а Макс на ватных ногах вываливается наружу, к челноку. Он смотрит на капли влаги, оставшиеся на штанинах и теперь сверкающие на солнце. Клянется больше не останавливаться по дороге на базу. Не прилетать к пещерам, никогда…»

Дымов Артемий  
обложка книги Equal Rites Equal Rites

They say that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.There are some situations where the correct response is to display the sort of ignorance which happily and wilfully flies in the face of the facts. In this case, the birth of a baby girl, born a wizard — by mistake. Everybody knows that there’s no such thing as a female wizard. But now it’s gone and happened, there’s nothing much anyone can do about it. Let the battle of the sexes begin …

Pratchett Terry David John Discworld, The Discworld Series  
обложка книги Equal Rites Equal Rites

They say that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.There are some situations where the correct response is to display the sort of ignorance which happily and wilfully flies in the face of the facts. In this case, the birth of a baby girl, born a wizard — by mistake. Everybody knows that there’s no such thing as a female wizard. But now it’s gone and happened, there’s nothing much anyone can do about it. Let the battle of the sexes begin …

Pratchett Terry David John Discworld, The Discworld Series  
обложка книги Eric Eric

Eric is the Discworld’s only demonology hacker. The trouble is, he’s not very good at it. All he wants is the usual three wishes: to be immortal, rule the world and have the most beautiful woman fall madly in love with him. The usual stuff. But what he gets is Rincewind, the Disc’s most incompetent wizard, and Rincewind’s Luggage (the world’s most dangerous travel accessory) into the bargain. Terry Pratchett’s hilarious take on the Faust legend stars many of the Discworld’s most popular characters in an outrageous adventure that will leave Eric wishing once more — this time, quite fervently, that he’d never been born.


Annotations collected and edited by Leo Breebaart. http://www.lspace.org/books/apf/eric.html

Pratchett Terry David John Discworld  
обложка книги Eric Eric

Eric is the Discworld’s only demonology hacker. The trouble is, he’s not very good at it. All he wants is the usual three wishes: to be immortal, rule the world and have the most beautiful woman fall madly in love with him. The usual stuff. But what he gets is Rincewind, the Disc’s most incompetent wizard, and Rincewind’s Luggage (the world’s most dangerous travel accessory) into the bargain. Terry Pratchett’s hilarious take on the Faust legend stars many of the Discworld’s most popular characters in an outrageous adventure that will leave Eric wishing once more — this time, quite fervently, that he’d never been born.


Annotations collected and edited by Leo Breebaart. http://www.lspace.org/books/apf/eric.html

Pratchett Terry David John Discworld  
обложка книги Eric Eric

Eric is the Discworld’s only demonology hacker. The trouble is, he’s not very good at it. All he wants is the usual three wishes: to be immortal, rule the world and have the most beautiful woman fall madly in love with him. The usual stuff. But what he gets is Rincewind, the Disc’s most incompetent wizard, and Rincewind’s Luggage (the world’s most dangerous travel accessory) into the bargain. Terry Pratchett’s hilarious take on the Faust legend stars many of the Discworld’s most popular characters in an outrageous adventure that will leave Eric wishing once more — this time, quite fervently, that he’d never been born.


Annotations collected and edited by Leo Breebaart. http://www.lspace.org/books/apf/eric.html

Pratchett Terry David John Discworld  
Enter the Fanatic, Stage Center Ellison Harlan  
обложка книги Eutopia Eutopia

The year is 1911.

In Cold Spring Harbour, New York, the newly formed Eugenics Records Office is sending its agents to catalogue the infirm, the insane, and the criminal—with an eye to a cull, for the betterment of all.

Near Cracked Wheel, Montana, a terrible illness leaves Jason Thistledown an orphan, stranded in his dead mother’s cabin until the spring thaw shows him the true meaning of devastation—and the barest thread of hope.

At the edge of the utopian mill town of Eliada, Idaho, Doctor Andrew Waggoner faces a Klansman’s noose and glimpses wonder in the twisting face of the patient known only as Mister Juke.

And deep in a mountain lake overlooking that town, something stirs, and thinks, in its way:

Things are looking up.

Eutopia follows Jason and Andrew as together and alone, they delve into the secrets of Eliada—industrialist Garrison Harper’s attempt to incubate a perfect community on the edge of the dark woods and mountains of northern Idaho. What they find reveals the true, terrible cost of perfection—the cruelty of the surgeon’s knife—the folly of the cull—and a monstrous pact with beings that use perfection as a weapon, and faith as a trap.

Nickle David  
обложка книги Enemy Mine Enemy Mine

he Nebula and Hugo Award winner that inspired the 20th Century Fox motion picture starring Dennis Quaid and Lou Gossett, Jr.

The story of a man, incomplete in himself, taught to be a human by his sworn enemy, an alien being who leaves with the human its most important possession: its future.

Longyear Barry B  
обложка книги Einstein's Bridge Einstein's Bridge

“A fast-paced, insider’s view of how high energy physics actually works — and why its brightest people may be its worst enemies. I couldn’t put it down.”

Gregory Benford, author of Cosm

“A great read… Fans of hard science fiction will love John Cramer’s new book, which combines the grandiose vision of Arthur C. Clarke with the good old-fashioned nasty aliens of a Jack Williamson or Larry Niven…

EINSTEIN’S BRIDGE is clever throughout. .the type of wonderful wish fulfillment fantasy that SF has excelled at since its creation…The presumably impeccable cutting edge science is fascinating.”

Starlog

“Cramer kindles real scientific excitement.”

Los Angeles Times

“A major new science fiction talent. John Cramer knows science and people. He possesses to a phenomenal degree the wit, ingenuity, and soaring imagination all of us hope for.”

Gene Wolfe, author of Exodus from the Long Sun

“An intriguing look into the world of high-tech physics — and high energy imagination. John Cramer may be the next Robert Forward, mixing storytelling with far-seeing insight on the ways of the cosmos.”

David Brin, author of The Uplift War

The original hardcover edition of this novel included a twenty-two page Afterword which explored the scientific and political background on which the novel was based, distinguishing fact from fiction. Also included was a glossary of scientific terms and acronyms. Unfortunately, it was not possible to include that material in this mass market paperback edition of Einstein’s Bridge.

Cramer John  
обложка книги Ein teurer Sieg Ein teurer Sieg

Der Krieg zwischen der Allianz und den Syndikatwelten tobt weiter, und Captain »Black Jack« Geary wird zum Admiral befördert, obwohl der Rat befürchtet, dass er einen Militärputsch vom Zaum brechen könnte. Gearys neuer Rang verleiht ihm die Befugnis, mit dem Feind zu verhandeln. Die Syndiks mussten gewaltige Verluste hinnehmen und sind möglicherweise endlich dazu bereit, in Friedensverhandlungen einzutreten. Doch jenseits der äußeren Grenze des Syndik-Raumgebiets lauert eine noch weit größere, fremde Gefahr…

Campbell Jack Die verschollene Flotte  
обложка книги Ein halber Sieg Ein halber Sieg

Admiral John »Black Jack« Geary hat seinen Dienstgrad mehr als verdient. In zahllosen Gefechten hat er die Allianz zum Sieg gegen die Syndic-Welten geführt. Doch seine Vorgesetzten zweifeln an seiner Loyalität und übertragen ihm das Kommando über die Erste Flotte. Sein Auftrag: die gefährlichen Raumgebiete jenseits der Syndic-Welten zu erforschen. Im Grunde eine wichtige Mission, doch schon bald wird Geary klar, dass seine Vorgesetzten ein anderes Ziel verfolgen: ihn ein für allemal loszuwerden…

Campbell Jack  
обложка книги Enigma Enigma

Die Syndikatswelten sehen sich einer übermächtigen Bedrohung gegenüber. Die Flotte der außeridischen Enigma bedroht alles Leben im Sternensystem. Um sie zu bekämpfen, steht General Artur Drakon eine schwere Entscheidung bevor: Soll er sich mit einer Offizierin verbünden, die eigentlich zu seinen Feinden zählt? Angesichts der Bedrohung geht er das Wagnis ein. Mit ungeahnten Folgen…

Campbell Jack Die verlorenen Sterne  
обложка книги Eifelheim Eifelheim

Au Moyen Age, une petite ville de la Forêt-Noire, Eifelheim, a été rayée de la carte et jamais reconstruite. Pour Tom, historien, cette disparition contredit les lois de l’histoire statistique. Faisant partager par Sharon, sa compagne, une physicienne, cet intérêt qui vire à l’obsession, il exploite toutes les données disponibles afin de comprendre les raisons de ce mystère.

1348, juste avant que la peste Noire ne ravage l’Europe. Un astronef s’écrase près d’Eifelheim. Le père Dietrich, curé du village, est un homme cultivé qui a étudié les sciences et la philosophie, notamment à Paris. Les hasards de la vie et sa participation à des révoltes l’ont amené à se réfugier dans cet endroit perdu. Rien ne l’a préparé à devenir le premier intermédiaire entre l’humanité et une espèce intelligente étrangère qu’il approche à travers ses catégories mentales.

Et le lecteur découvre peu à peu tout ce qui nous rapproche et tout ce qui nous sépare de ces formes anciennes de pensée et de celles des étrangers. On pense à Umberto Eco. C’est une expérience fascinante de relativité culturelle.

Un grand roman, inattendu, original, qui a manqué de peu le prix Hugo en 2007.

Flynn Michael  
обложка книги Eternity's End Eternity's End

The Flying Dutchman of the stars! Rigger and star pilot Renwald Legroeder undertakes a search for the legendary ghost ship Impris - and her passengers and crew - whose fate is entwined with interstellar piracy, quantum defects in space-time, galactic coverup conspiracies, and deep-cyber romance. Can Legroeder and his Narseil crewmates find the lost ship in time to prevent a disastrous interstellar war?

An epic-scale novel of the Star Rigger Universe, and a finalist for the Nebula Award, from the author of The Chaos Chronicles. Original print publication by Tor Books.


Carver Jeffrey A Star Rigger Universe  
обложка книги Empire of Two Worlds Empire of Two Worlds

In the huge termite-hills of cities that dotted the dead world of Killibol it seemed that nothing could ever change. Each city was enclosed and self-sustaining, in a stasis fixed by the one reality of power: the protein tanks in which organic nutrients could be processed to provide food. But gang-leader Becmath was a man with a vision: to build an empire for himself without breaking this stasis. His lieutenant Klein recognised Becmath’s genius and stayed faithful to him even when they were forced to travel Killibol’s arid surface in a desperate search for the lost gateway to Earth. He stayed faithful through murder, treachery and countless adventures. Only when Becmath’s schemes reached incredible fulfilment was he able to realise that he had been serving an egomaniac and a monster…

Bayley Barrington John  
обложка книги Exile Exile Ruckley Brian  
обложка книги Empire of Storms Empire of Storms

The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those who don't.


As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.


Aelin's journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe, and this fifth installment will leave fans breathless. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?

Maas Sarah J Throne of Glass  
обложка книги Eozoon (Заря жизни) Eozoon (Заря жизни)

Международная экспедиция ученых пытается раскрыть в джунглях Суматры тайны эволюции человека — и попутно раскрывает тайну исчезновения дочери голландского миллиардера. В этом весьма необычном произведении, впервые выпущенном в 1929 г., автор сочетает авантюрный сюжет с философскими и эротическими мотивами, а также модными темами вырождения, создания гибридов людей и обезьян, биологического преобразования человека и т. д.

Гирели Михаил Осипович Polaris: Путешествия, приключения, фантастика, Затерянные миры  
обложка книги Error 404 (СИ) Error 404 (СИ) Якимова Ирина Валерьевна  
обложка книги Evacuation Evacuation

The Russian Mercenary known as Boris has always been a conundrum for governments the world over. His visage never changes, his capabilities never understood.

The Russian government gets word he has been killed on a mercenary mission in America, allowing agents to come in and attack the villages Boris has been protecting. Using a fanatical military sub-group in the Russian military, the atrocities start.

The only problem? Boris isn’t dead, and now he has help.

Boris won’t allow his people to go unprotected, and now the Queen Bitch herself has accepted his oath of fealty.

Russia doesn’t have a clue what they have started when this Bear comes back from the Dead.

* * *

Please note, as mentioned in a review on a book in the main series, there is flagrantly foul language in these novels. The main character does not have a problem with cussing, just uninspired cussing.

Middleton Paul C, Anderle Michael T The Boris Chronicles  
обложка книги El Ruso El Ruso

"El Ruso" - так его почтительно называют сверстники, да и не только сверстники. Вряд ли кто в Сан-Амиче, небольшом затерянном в бразильских джунглях поселке, сможет сказать, что Серхио "El Ruso" положительный парень. Да и не в ходу там такие определения. Главное уважение - а Серега добился такого отношения к себе. И совершенно неважно каким путем. Жизнь тяжелая штука, свое место в жизни приходится выгрызать зубами. Тут уж не до сантиментов. Понятия добра и зла как-то смазываются и порой совершенно неразличимы. Но совершенно неожиданно Сереге Игнатьеву, приходится делать коррективы в своих убеждениях. И совершенно неизвестно чем все это обернется для него.

Но пока он только пошел на охоту, чтобы добыть джунглевого варана...

Башибузук Александр, Marena Алена  
обложка книги Elfhome Elfhome Spencer Wen Steel City Magic  
обложка книги Endgame Endgame

It is August 1946 and the world has fallen silent once more.

Peace.

A peace that one Alliance welcomes with open arms, savouring a real chance for the killing to end.

A peace that the leaders of another side welcome, seeing the end of combat as acceptable for another reason; so that their plans can foment and that their country might be prepared better for the new war to come.

A peace disregarded by others whose fanaticism will grant them no course of action but to continue the fight.

And a peace that yet another faction has its own ideas on and what purpose it might serve in their long-term plans.

Endgame relates the events from when the firing stopped to when Europe once again descended into a savage combat that ensured that the future of conflict on our planet would never be the same again.

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[The ‘Red Gambit Series’ novels are works of fiction, and deal with fictional events. Most of the characters therein are a figment of the author’s imagination. Without exception, those characters that are historical figures of fact or based upon historical figures of fact are used fictitiously, and their actions, demeanour, conversations, and characters are similarly all figments of the author’s imagination.]

Gee Colin Red Gambit  
обложка книги Etched in Bone Etched in Bone

New York Times best-selling author Anne Bishop returns to her world of the Others, as humans struggle to survive in the shadow of shape-shifters and vampires far more powerful than themselves....

After a human uprising was brutally put down by the Elders —  a primitive and lethal form of the Others —  the few cities left under human control are far-flung. And the people within them now know to fear the no man's land beyond their borders —  and the darkness....

As some communities struggle to rebuild, Lakeside Courtyard has emerged relatively unscathed, though Simon Wolfgard, its wolf shifter leader, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn must work with the human pack to maintain the fragile peace. But all their efforts are threatened when Lieutenant Montgomery's shady brother arrives, looking for a free ride and easy pickings.

With the humans on guard against one of their own, tensions rise, drawing the attention of the Elders, who are curious about the effect such an insignificant predator can have on a pack. But Meg knows the dangers, for she has seen in the cards how it will all end: with her standing beside a grave.

Bishop Anne The Others  
обложка книги Emergence Emergence

Where did mankind really come from? Why are we here?

We can’t understand the past until we embrace the future.


These critical mysteries take center stage as Earth emerges into a Galactic Society that is far more perilous than anyone could have imagined. Our history is far more complicated than we could have known. Can a few brilliant minds find a way out for Earth?

One saving grace is that there are those that believe ancient clues foretell that Earth has a destiny, and if we can survive our present difficulties we might just find out what that destiny is…

Dr. Mark Spencer was a young and up and coming history and anthropology professor who was all too familiar with what happens to less advanced civilizations when suddenly exposed to others of considerably higher technology. There’s only one survivor and the culture witnessing magic isn’t it.

When modern day Earth suddenly finds itself on the losing end of that proposition a team of the world’s best scientists is put together to find a solution.

Of course the advanced society being friendly, Earth’s citizens uniting, and the world’s politicians working together for the common good would help tremendously, but… what if none of that were true?

Gordon William Lee Here Comes Earth  
обложка книги Executioner's Moon Executioner's Moon Shaw Bob  
обложка книги Evolution Evolution

Most folks like to think of themselves as sitting on the pinnacle of evolution. Participating in it as an ongoing process is a lot less comfortable!

Rollins Grey Holmes Door  
обложка книги Evolution Evolution

Most folks like to think of themselves as sitting on the pinnacle of evolution. Participating in it as an ongoing process is a lot less comfortable!

Rollins Grey Holmes Door  
обложка книги Engelsblut Engelsblut

Am Anbeginn der Zeit regierte Chaos die Welt. Mit Feuer und Blut machten sich die Mächte der Finsternis Ancaria untertan, bis sie von den Alten Göttern verbannt wurden. Seitdem lauern die Gebieter der Unterwelt im Verborgenen darauf, das Land von neuem mit ihren dämonishen Horden zu überrennen, und die Zeichen mehren sich, dass dieser Zeitpunkt nicht mehr fern ist...

Seit den Tagen König Aarnums I. herrscht Frieden in Ancaria, doch während in vielen Gebieten des Reichs der Wohlstand regiert, versinken andere in bitterer Armut, darunter auch das Dorf Moorbruch, das von einer unheimlichen Bestie heimgesucht wird. Die letzte Hoffnung der verängstigen Menschen ist Zara, halb Mensch, halb Vampirin, bestrebt, gutes zu tun, und doch beseelt vom Durst nach Blut. Gemeinsam mit dem Dieb Falk macht sich Zara daran, das Geheimnis der Bestie zu ergründen, und kommt dabei einer Verschwörung auf die Spur, die Ancaria in Verderben stürzen könnte...

Whitton Steve Die Chronik von Ancaria  
обложка книги Easter Egg Hunt: A Christmas Story Easter Egg Hunt: A Christmas Story

People “know” many things. But there’s knowledge, and then there’s knowledge…

Kooistra Jeffery D  
обложка книги Echea Echea

Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s 1998 publications will include the last two novels in her Fey series—Fey 4: The Resistance and Fey 5: Victory—as well as her mainstream hardcover, Hitler’s Angel. She and her husband, Dean Wesley Smith, will also publish a novel, Captain’s Table, in this summer’s Star Trek crossover series. Her latest story for us is a heartbreaking tale about the many different kinds of loss.

Rusch Kristine Kathryn  
обложка книги Epona Epona Read Wolf Epona  
обложка книги Empires of Eve Empires of Eve Гроэн Эндрю  
обложка книги Entwives Entwives

«Ever read The Lord of the Rings? I knew it! You look like a reader, you have that kind of face. Remember they had a race in there — the Ents? Tree people, all of them male, who had lost their women. Oh, yes, you know what I’m talking about.

…It was, like, a challenge from nature. Just like the Ents, we had our wives taken away, and we just got left here to fend for ourselves.»

Lukyanov Aleksei  
обложка книги En god soldat En god soldat

Oliver smalere øynene og så på bassenget, på overflaten av vannet, svaiende under dusjen jetfly, og plutselig innså at han ser… dukker. Han var ikke galt, og selv om det var bare en dukke, han følte seg urolig. De var svingende på vannet, ble de lyse kjoler gjennomvåt fra regn. En dag kom en nabo inviterte paret Uinshou kaffe. Franske kone Olivera var av yrke en psykolog, og hun hadde en teori om den enorme samlingen av dukker i et hus av tretti regel. Hun fortalte ektemannen at deres nabo — “kvinne-barn.” Oliver bedt om å forklare mer i detalj og hørt i respons til ordet “umoden” for å “unngå ansvar”, “problematisk bare om sin egen nytelse”, “for å overleve den følelsesmessige traumer.” Oliver ga opp: han alltid foretrukket de poeter psykologer. Men hva faen gjør disse dukker bassenget? Og hvor damen i huset?

Holte Astrid  

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Новинки! Свежие поступления книг жанра «Фантастика»

  •  Любовница ледяного дракона
     Доу Джейн
     Фантастика, Фэнтези, Старинное, Старинная литература, Любовные романы, Любовно-фантастические романы

    Меня зовут Аника Рейн и у меня есть тайна. Таких, как я, называют шивари. Мы, словно губка, впитываем любую магию, и рано или поздно она начинает переполнять нас, требуя выплеска. Но отдать ее возможно лишь партнеру во время интимной близости. Нас с детства готовят к участи любовниц для магов и продают, как товар. Кого-то это устраивает, меня – нет. Я сбежала от наставницы, сменила внешность, устроилась работать цветочницей… У меня теперь НОРМАЛЬНАЯ жизнь! И любовников, которых захочу одарить своей лаской, я выберу сама! Или все же выберут меня?

  •  Как не везет попаданкам!
     Медведева Алена
     Фантастика, Фэнтези

    Я не верю в магию! Зато она, похоже, верит в меня. Вот так я и стала попаданкой. Но не сдаваться же, если очнулась в новом теле и в незнакомом мире! Кто сказал, что это неприятности? Вот и я намерена повернуть досадную случайность себе на пользу. Я красива, умна, и меня ждут прекрасные деяния!

    Поспешила с выводами? Деяния должны быть кровавыми?! А вместо принца мне уготован нищий? Какой-то неправильный мир, и что-то во всей этой истории явно не так.

    Боги плетут интриги, недруги готовят испытания, а я стараюсь не влюбляться. Что прикажете делать невезучей попадание? Только спорить с судьбой!

    Хотела ли я попасть в другой мир? Нет! А попала…

  •  Барон
     Каменев Аллекс
     Фантастика, Космическая фантастика

    Принадлежность к благородному роду не делает человека исключительной личностью. Одно лишь право крови не дает право на власть. Зачастую сила может оказаться более эффективным и действенным средством для ее достижения. Вольные бароны Великой пустоты из отдаленного галактического сектора с самого рождения знали эту простую истину. Они всегда готовы с оружием в руках защищать свои домены от посягательства извне. Даже если это приводит к межзвездной войне. Одним из таких властителей оказался бывший землянин по имени Макс Вольф.

  •  Метаморфы / Дезинфектор - Красная зона (СИ)
     Вав Алекс
     Фантастика, Фэнтези

    Попаданец в параллельный мир, магия-шмагия, МС, рояли, и далее по списку... Ничего серьёзного, просто бред... Все совпадения с реальностью случайны... Черновик. Окончено...

  •  Сырная магия, или Не хочу без любви! (СИ)
     Пашнина Ольга Олеговна
     Фантастика, Фэнтези

    Если дело твоей жизни превратилось в пепел, единственный выход - не сдаваться. Найти новый дом, откопать верного друга, придумать новое меню и работать, работать, работать! Отныне мне придется не только готовить новые сыры, но и вступить в противостояние с влиятельными людьми города, распутать тайну старого дома, спасти парочку жизней и найти одну любовь. Меня зовут Николь, я живу с привидением и все еще люблю сыр! А вы?

  •  Тизер (СИ)
     Кочеровский Артём
     Фантастика, Боевая фантастика

    Мирон решил подвязать с ночными пати-зарубами, забыть о рейдах, отписаться от каналов с гайдами, фишками и абузами. Пришло время подумать о том, как бы преуспеть на работе, найти нормальное хобби, девушку. Жаль, что тизер так не считает...


Новинки месяца жанра «Фантастика»

  •  Одинокий отец познакомится. Подарок
     Ртуть Мика
     Любовные романы, Любовно-фантастические романы, Фантастика, Фэнтези

    Его боятся враги и остерегаются друзья, о нем пишут таблоиды и бульварные газеты, но его жизнь скрыта от любопытных глаз высокими каменными стенами родового замка. За глаза его называют Синей Бородой, но в свои тридцать шесть лет он - Великий Магистр, глава Ордена, тайный советник Правителя. Его состояние не могут оценить даже гномы, а внешности завидуют певцы и актеры... Он может справиться с любой напастью, кроме своих пятерых детей, которые решили во чтобы то ни стало найти себя маму. И им плевать, что девушка, которую они выбрали - рабыня, подарок, уплата долга...

  •  Мистер Смерть и чокнутая ведьма
     Завойчинская Милена
     Фантастика, Фэнтези

    Ну да, отправляясь по приказу шефа забирать с аэродрома иностранного «специалиста», Арина пребывала и в грусти, и в похмелье, и в неадеквате. А что вы хотите? Не каждый день молодой красивой ведьме на полном серьезе предсказывают, что она сегодня встретит смерть. Вот и встретила… англичанина-некроманта с говорящей фамилией Мортем… А когда выдохнула, со всей широтой русской души обеспечила ему полное погружение в ментальность и быт страны пребывания.

    Веселые фамильяры, домовой и леший, ступа, водка, пельмени — короче, шок и ступор ежеминутно. Всего этого теперь у мистера Смерть в избытке и во время работы, и на досуге. А сам виноват, не надо было требовать в напарницы «чокнутую» ведьму.

    Так что получи и распишись, только постарайся не сойти с ума. И не потерять голову и сердце… Хотя бы до конца расследования…

  •  Принцесса для императора
     Замосковная Анна
     Фантастика, Фэнтези, Любовные романы, Любовно-фантастические романы

    Для спасения от проклятия Император должен найти принцессу уничтоженного им королевского дома и сделать так, чтобы она взаимно полюбила кого-нибудь из его рода. Он уверен, его сын и наследник — лучший кандидат на роль соблазнителя, ведь Император никогда не влюблялся и не верил, что способен на это чувство. Но знакомство с принцессой заставляет его усомниться в том, что он выбрал ей правильного жениха.


  •  Судьба первородной
     Александрова Марина
     Фантастика, Фэнтези

    Когда-то давно в семьях простых людей начали рождаться необычные дети. Их назвали первородными, истинными целителями, жрецами Двуликого бога. Дар их был уникален, редок и желанен.

    Кто не мечтает спасти любимого человека? Многие готовы отдать самое дорогое, лишь бы вернуть здоровье. И немногие способны стерпеть отказ…

    Ее зовут Соль. И она осталась одна против мира и дара, о котором никогда не просила. Когда-то она выбрала жизнь отшельника в самом сердце безжизненной пустыни Элио, превратившись из целителя в хранителя памяти о своих собратьях. Но жизнь никогда не спрашивает, чего хочет тот, кого так щедро наградил сам Двуликий, потому и для Соль все еще только начинается…

  •  Королева воздушного замка (СИ)
     Серебрянская София
     Фантастика, Фэнтези, Любовные романы, Любовно-фантастические романы

    Нет на свете более искреннего, чистого и упоительного чувства, чем ненависть.

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