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обложка книги Solaris Solaris Lem Stanislav  
обложка книги Soliaris Soliaris

Devynioliktą valandą laivo laiku aš praėjau pro susirinkusius aplink šulinį žmones ir nulipau metaliniais laiptais į kapsulės vidų. Joje buvo tiek vietos, kad tegalėjau pakelti alkūnes. Įsukau šlango antgalį į išsikišusį iš sienos antvamzdį, skafandras išsipūtė, ir dabar jau nebegalėjau padaryti nė mažiausio judesio. Stovėjau — tikriau tariant, kabojau — oro guolyje, susiliejęs į vieną visumą su metaliniu kiautu.

Pakėlęs akis, pro išgaubtą šulinio sienos langą pamačiau pasilenkusio Modardo veidą. Paskui veidas dingo ir pasidarė tamsu, nes viršuje kažkas uždėjo sunkų apsauginį konusą. Girdėjau, kaip aštuonis kartus sušvilpė elektriniai motorai, kurie baigė veržti sraigtus, paskui — leidžiamo į amortizatorius oro šnypštimą. Akys priprato prie tamsos. Jau išskyriau žalsvus universalaus indikatoriaus kontūrus...

Lemas Stanislavas  
обложка книги Sargasso of Space Sargasso of Space

The first novel in "Solar Queen" series, followed by Plague Ship, Postmarked the Stars and others.

The novel follows Dane Thorson, a newbie apprentice cargo master on board of a Free Trader spaceship Solar Queen, and his adventures on a recently discovered planet.

Norton Andre Solar Queen  
обложка книги Star Wars: Сумрачная планета Star Wars: Сумрачная планета

 Десять лет спустя после битвы на Эндоре.

Год назад Ведж Антиллес разрушил боевую станцию "Меч Тьмы" - последнее творение гениального имперского конструктора Бевела Лемелиска...

Но опять опасность нависает над Новой Республикой. Она сталкивается со странной формой жизни, неизвестной ранее в Галактике. Пробудившаяся смерть грозит уничтожить все - и Империю, и Республику...

Принцесса Лейл попадает в плен к безжалостному правителю пустынной и безжизненной планеты Нам Хориос. Сюда же направляется и Люк Скайуокер, надеясь отыскать свою потерянную любовь, девушку-джедая Каллисту. Но выясняется, что в этих краях Великая Сила становится его врагом...

Хэн Соло, Чубакка и Ландо Калриссиан покидают Корускант в отчаянной попытке спасти принцессу Лейю. Звездные Войны продолжаются!

Хэмбли Барбара , Звездные войны, Star Wars  
обложка книги Star Wars: Сумрачная планета Star Wars: Сумрачная планета

 Десять лет спустя после битвы на Эндоре.

Год назад Ведж Антиллес разрушил боевую станцию "Меч Тьмы" - последнее творение гениального имперского конструктора Бевела Лемелиска...

Но опять опасность нависает над Новой Республикой. Она сталкивается со странной формой жизни, неизвестной ранее в Галактике. Пробудившаяся смерть грозит уничтожить все - и Империю, и Республику...

Принцесса Лейл попадает в плен к безжалостному правителю пустынной и безжизненной планеты Нам Хориос. Сюда же направляется и Люк Скайуокер, надеясь отыскать свою потерянную любовь, девушку-джедая Каллисту. Но выясняется, что в этих краях Великая Сила становится его врагом...

Хэн Соло, Чубакка и Ландо Калриссиан покидают Корускант в отчаянной попытке спасти принцессу Лейю. Звездные Войны продолжаются!

Хэмбли Барбара , Звездные войны, Star Wars  
обложка книги Star Wars: Дети Джедаев Star Wars: Дети Джедаев

Серия "Звездные войны"

Хэмбли Барбара  
Security

In a world where Security is all-important, nothing can ever be secure. A mountain-climbing vacation may wind up in deep Space. Or loyalty may prove to be high treason. But it has its rewards.

Anderson Poul William  
Sentiment, Inc.

The way we feel about another person, or about objects, is often bound up in associations that have no direct connection with the person or object at all. Often, what we call a "change of heart" comes about sheerly from a change in the many associations which make up our present viewpoint. Now, suppose that these associations could be altered artificially, at the option of the person who was in charge of the process....

Anderson Poul William  
обложка книги Scorpion Shards Scorpion Shards

Six teenagers are horrified to discover that an evil force has taken control of them . . . a force that feeds on them hungrily and finds its only outlet in the blind desire to destroy.

The force must be destroyed. But how? What follows is the ultimate battle for supremacy between the forced of good and evil.

— “Shusterman’s unique vision, suspenseful pacing, and empathy with teen’s not-so-nice emotions will draw readers into this fabulous tale just as inexorably as its protagonists are impelled to find one another and discover the source of their malaises. A spellbinder.” — Publisher’s Weekly

— “Shusterman combines personal quest, horror, and science fiction into an absorbing exploration of good and evil, guilt, forgiveness, and personal responsibility.” — VOYA

— “Readers [will] wish for a sequel to tell more about these interesting and unusual characters.” — School Library Journal

Шустерман Нил Scorpion Shards  
обложка книги Shadow Blizzard Shadow Blizzard

Shadow Blizzard is the third book by the international bestselling fantasy author Alexey Pehov. Like Shadow Prowler and Shadow Chaser, Shadow Blizzard is epic fantasy at its best; this is the third book in a trilogy that follows Shadow Harold, Siala's master thief, on his quest for the magic Horn that will restore peace to his world. After the loss of friends and comrades, after betrayal and battle, after capture by fearsome orcs, Harold finally reaches the dreaded Hrad Spein. But before he can complete his quest by stealing the magic horn, he will have to brave the most fearsome obstacles yet—obstacles that have destroyed everyone before him...and Harold must do so alone.

Пехов Алексей The Chronicles of Siala  
обложка книги Sibs Sibs Wilson F Paul  
обложка книги Sims Sims Wilson F Paul  
обложка книги Spider Kiss Spider Kiss

He claims he’s not a fan of rock-and-roll, but somehow Harlan Ellison’s seminal novel based on the career of Jerry Lee Lewis ended up in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. One of the first — and still one of the best — dissections of the wildly destructive rock-and-roll lifestyle, Spider Kiss isn’t about giant cockroaches that attack Detroit or space invaders that smell like chicken soup. Instead, it’s the story of Luther Sellers, a poor kid from Louisville with a voice like an angel who’s renamed Stag Preston by a ruthless promoter. Preston’s meteoric rise on the music scene is matched only by the rise in his enormous appetites — and not just for home cooking — and soon the invisible monkey named Success is riding him straight to hell. This raucous early novel reinforces Ellison’s reputation as one of America’s most dynamic writers.

Ellison Harlan  
обложка книги Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman

It has been nearly forty years since Walter M. Miller, Jr., shocked and dazzled readers with his provocative bestseller and enduring classic, A Canticle for Leibowitz. Now, in one of the most eagerly awaited publishing events of our time, here is Miller’s masterpiece, an epic intellectual and emotional tour de force that will stand beside 1984, Brave New World, and A Canticle for Leibowitz.


In a world struggling to transcend a terrifying legacy of darkness—a world torn between love and violence, good and evil—one man undertakes an odyssey of adventure and discovery that promises to alter not only his destiny but the destiny of humankind as well….

Millennia have passed since the Flame Deluge, yet society remains fragmented, pockets of civilization besieged by barbarians. The Church is in turmoil, the exiled papacy struggling to survive in its Rocky Mountain refuge. To the south, tyranny is on the march. Imperial Texark troops, bent on conquest, are headed north into the lands of the nomads, spreading terror in their wake.

Meanwhile, isolated in Leibowitz Abbey, Brother Blacktooth St. George suffers a crisis of faith. Torn between his vows and his Nomad upbringing, between the Holy Virgin and visions of the Wild Horse Woman of his people, he stands at the brink of disgrace and expulsion from his order. But he is offered an escape—of sorts: a new assignment as a translator for Cardinal Brownpony, which will take him to the contentious election of a new pope and then on a pilgrimage to the city of New Rome. Journeying across a continent divided by nature, politics, and war, Blacktooth is drawn into Brownpony’s intrigues and conspiracies. He bears witness to rebellion, assassination, and human sacrifice. And he is introduced to the sins that monastery life has long held at bay.

This introduction comes in the form of Ædrea, a beautiful but forbidden “genny” living among the deformed and mutant castouts in Texark’s most hostile terrain. As Blacktooth encounters her again and again on his travels—in the flesh, in rumors of miraculous deeds, and in the delirium of fever—he begins to wonder if Ædrea is a she-devil, the Holy Mother, or the Wild Horse Woman herself.

Picaresque and passionate, magnificent, dark, and compellingly real, Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman is a brutal, brilliant, thrilling tale of mystery, mysticism, and divine madness, a classic that will long endure in every reader’s memory.

Miller, Jr Walter Michael, Bisson Terry Saint Leibowitz  
обложка книги Slow Birds Slow Birds

"Slow Birds," by Ian Watson tells the story of a strangely idyllic world which is plagues by mysterious invaders. Dubbed "slow birds," because the cylindrical objects fly at the rate of only a few feet per minute, the artefacts are a complete mystery. Jason Babbidge's life is inexorably changed and linked to the slow birds when his brother, Daniel, climbs aboard a slowbird shortly before it disappears into the unknown. Watson's story deals with Jason's quest for his brother and later the revelation which comes to him as he climbs aboard a slow bird of his own.


"Slow Birds" was nominated for the 1983 Nebula for best novelette.

Watson Ian  
Spell My Name with an S

Originally published as “S as in Zebatinsky”.

Asimov Isaac  
SOS Малышев Эрнст  
обложка книги Spin State Spin State

From a stunning new voice in hard science fiction comes the thrilling story of one woman’s quest to wrest truth from chaos, love from violence, and reality from illusion in a post-human universe of emergent AIs, genetic constructs, and illegal wetware...


UN Peacekeeper Major Catherine Li has made thirty-seven faster-than-light jumps in her lifetime—and has probably forgotten more than most people remember. But that’s what backup hard drives are for. And Li should know; she’s been hacking her memory for fifteen years in order to pass as human. But no memory upgrade can prepare Li for what she finds on Compson’s World: a mining colony she once called home and to which she is sent after a botched raid puts her on the bad side of the powers that be. A dead physicist who just happens to be her cloned twin. A missing dataset that could change the interstellar balance of power and turn a cold war hot. And a mining “accident” that is starting to look more and more like murder…

Suddenly Li is chasing a killer in an alien world miles underground where everyone has a secret. And one wrong turn in streamspace, one misstep in the dark alleys of blackmarket tech and interstellar espionage, one risky hookup with an AI could literally blow her mind.

Moriarty Chris  
обложка книги Son of Erebus Son of Erebus Chansellor J S Guardians of Legend  
обложка книги Spin Control Spin Control

Call Arkady a clone with a conscience. Or call him a traitor. A member of the space-faring Syndicates, Arkady has defected to Israel with a hot commodity: a genetic weapon powerful enough to wipe out humanity. But Israel’s not buying it. They’re selling it—and Arkady—to the highest bidder.

As the auction heats up, the Artificial Life Emancipation Front sends in Major Catherine Li. Drummed out of the Peacekeepers for executing Syndicate prisoners, Li has now literally hooked up with an AI who has lived many lifetimes and shunted through many bodies. But while they have their own conflicting loyalties to contend with, together they’re just one player in a mysterious high-stakes game…

Moriarty Chris Spin State  
обложка книги Sister of the Dead Sister of the Dead

Magiere is a dhampir-half human, half vampire-sired for the purpose of slaying the undead. Outside the village of Chemestuk, where she was born and raised, stands her father's keep. Within its walls, she hopes to discover the secrets of her past and figure out why a vampire would wish to breed a creature capable of slaughtering his own kind…

But there are those who don't want Magiere to learn the truth- and when her half-elf partner, Leesil, makes a startling discovery in the keep, he can understand why. Before Leesil can reveal the truth to Magiere, they must vanquish a creature of unimaginable and unlimited power who has damned a small village of people with a horrifying curse…

Hendee Barb, Hendee J C Noble Dead  
обложка книги SĀKOTNE SĀKOTNE

SĀKOTNE

V.MIHAILOVS

VMIHAILOVS  
обложка книги Sargasi kosmosā Sargasi kosmosā

E. NORTONE

Sargasi kosmosā

IZDEVNIECĪBA «ZINĀTNE» RĪGA 1977

A(Amer) No 509

Эндрю Нортон СaРГaССЫ В КОСМОСЕ Серия «В мире фантастики» Издательство «Зинатнe» Рига 1977

На латышском языке Перенод с английского И. Кундзнньш Предисловие А. Стругацкого и Б. Стругацкого Оформление Э. Буровой

No angļu valodas tulkojis I. K u n d z i ņ š A. Strugacka un B. Strugacka priekšvārds Noformējusi E. B u r o v a

(Ј) Tulkojums latviešu valodā Izdevniecība «Zinātne». 1977

PRIEKŠVĀRDS

Amerikāņu fantastikā ir vairāki vārdi, kuri bauda cieņu savā dzimtenē, bet tikpat kā nav pazīstami aiz tās robežām. Izņemot speciālistus, maz pie mums ir tādu, kas dzirdējuši, piemēram, par tādiem rakstnie­kiem kā Margareta Senklēra, Čārlzs Herness, Sems Mervins, Endrū Nortone; ļoti reti pie mums tiek iz­doti Mirēja Leinstera, Ērika Rasela, Gordona Diksona darbi. Taču tie uzrakstīti pietiekami augstā līmenī, un tiem nav nekā kopīga ar «pelēko» bulvāru maku­latūru, kas pārpludina rietumu grāmatu tirgus, to saturs ir patiesi aizraujošs, sižeti asi un labi veidoti, bet aprakstītie notikumi un situācijas liecina par au­toru neparasti spilgto iztēli.

Tomēr šos sacerējumus nevar salīdzināt ar tādu meistaru darbiem kā R. Bredberijs, R. Seklijs, A. Azimovs. Sie romāni un stāsti apraksta piedzīvoju­mus, nevis cilvēka un sociālas traģēdijas. To aizsā­cēji ir Hegards un Berouzs, nevis Velss un Capeks. Pretējo spēku izvietojums tajos ir līdz naivumam vienkāršs. Gaišmataini draugi un rudi ienaidnieki, ka rakstīja Cehovs. Ienaidnieki tīko sagrābt varu Galaktikā un pie viena iegūt daiļo varoni, bet draugi cenšas skaistuli aizsargāt un pie viena stāties ceļā ienaidnieku varaskārajiem tīkojumiem. Pirmajās divās grāmatas trešdaļās draugiem klājas slikti, pēdējā trešdaļā sakāvi cieš ienaidnieki. Tāda ir aplūkotās piedzīvojumu fantastikas shēma, un no autora talanta atkarājas tikai tas, lai šī shēma iespējami mazāk durtos acīs.

Par šādas literatūras klasisku paraugu, īstenībā par tas ciltstēvu jāuzskata slavenais Edmona Hamiltona stāsts «Zvaigžņu karaļi» (1949). Intriga sākas ar to, ka labais, bet ālrsirdīgais Vidusgalaktikas impērijas valdnieks kopā ar Herkulesa zvaigznāja lodveida ko­pas baroniem, kā arī ar sabiedrotajiem grāfiem un hercogiem atsevišķās zvaigžņu asociācijās stājas nā­vīgā konfliktā ar Tumšo Pasauļu Līgu — zvaigžņu kopu tumša putekļu miglāja dzīlēs. Lai gūtu uzvaru, imperators ir gatavs upurēt pat sava dēla prinča personisko laimi, apprecinot viņu ar nemīlamo Fo- malgautas sistēmas kņazieni… Karš kosmosā risinās virsgaismas ātrumā, lietojot atornartilēriju un vēl fantastiskākus līdzekļus (piemēram, pretinieka ap­šaude caur televizora ekrānu).

Stāsts «Zvaigžņu karaļi» uzrakstīts pirms divdes­mit astoņiem gadiem, un ir pilnīgi saprotams, ka tagad tas liek lasītājam pasmaidīt. Taču mūsdienās piedzīvojumu fantastikas autori jau raksta citādi. Titulētas personas viņu sacerējumos vēl laiku pa lai­kam ir sastopamas, taču kosmiskajā arēnā tās vairs tikpat kā neiziet. Starpzvaigžņu valstiskums izpau­žas demokrātiskākās formās — parasti tās ir Savienī­bas, Federācijas, Apvienotās Republikas. Grandiozās simtiem tūkstošu kuģu lielu armādu sadursmes de­vušas vietu necilam divkaujām starp tirdzniecības kuģiem un pirātiem — dažkārt kaujas vietā paspēj ierasties policijas kreiseris. Un vispār, pret bezdibe- nīgajām kosmosa dzīlēm arvien biežāk vērojama cieņas pilna nevērība: autoru augstā literārā meis­tarība ļauj sasniegt nepieciešamo efektu arī mūsu planētas pieticīgajā arēnā vai kādas blakusgalakti- kas noslēpumainajā pasaulē. So sacerējumu valoda ir zaudējusi Berouza retoriskumu un utilitāro lapida- ritāti, varoņu rīcība ieguvusi kaut kādu šķietamu psiholoģisku, bet dažreiz arī sociālu motivējumu, un — kas ir 'ļoti svarīgi — paši varoņi no augstākās sabiedrības sfērām nolaidušies pašā dzīves mutulī; šī dzīve bieži vien ir diezgan dīvaina, pat rēgaina, un tomēr, pēc tīras piedzīvojumu literatūras mērauklas, īsta tautas dzīve. īsāk izsakoties, piedzīvojumu fan­tastika ir tiktāl tuvinājusies Lielās literatūras līmenim, ciktāl piedzīvojumu literatūra vispār spēj tam tuvo­ties. Bet labākie šī žanra darbi pauž pat sociāla pro­testa iedīgļus.

Grāmata «Visuma sargasi» pieder vienas no talan­tīgākajām amerikāņu piedzīvojumu fantastikas autorēm, rakstnieces Fndrū Norlones, spalvai un, jāatzīst, ir pats labākais viņas darbs. Kā lasī­tājs redzēs, šajā sacerējumā tikpat kā nemana ne­kādas idejiskas un valodas radniecības ar nebēdnīgo

Berouza un Hegarda romantiku, tas uzrakstīts labā reālistiskā manierē un pilnībā atbilst mūsdienu lite­rārajām normām. Tajā nav nolaupītu skaistuļu un supervaroņu, kuriem kosmoss «līdz ceļiem», bet ir parastu kosmosa ceļotāju bargā un grūtību pilnā ikdiena, kas paiet, ar sviedriem vaigā pelnot savu dienišķo maizi. Starp citu, tieši dienišķā maize, nevis noslēpumaini izzudušas civilizācijas dārgumi ir stāsta varoņu rīcības galvenais virzītājs spēks. Pasaule, kurā viņi dzīvo un strādā, ir ne mazāk cietsirdīga un nežēlīga par Džeka Londona Balto Klusumu. Valsti — Federāciju, kas apvieno simtus saules sistēmu, — plosa iekšējas pretrunas. Alkatīgie monopoli sagrābj visu, ko vien spēj aizsniegt. Vienpatņi izmisīgi cīnās par eksistenci, vājie iet dibenā, stiprie tik tikko un kaut kā turas virspusē. Nabadzīgs cilvēks bez saka­riem var paļauties tikai uz savu atjautību, profesio­nālo meistarību un veiksmi. Taču, ja nebūs veiksmes, nepalīdzēs ne atjautība, ne meistarība.

Diezin vai Nortone ir centusies izdarīt kaut kādus sociālus vispārinājumus. Būtu naivi ari domāt, ka tieši tādu viņa redz cilvēces nākotni. Nav jāaizmirst, ka viņa rakstījusi parastu piedzīvojumu romānu, viņai bijis vajadzīgs fons sižeta risinājumam, un kā godīgs cilvēks viņa par tādu fonu izvēlējusies tieši to bēdīgo stāvokli, kurš viņai mūsdienu Amerikā visvairāk nepatīk. Iespējams, ka tas pat izdarīts ne­apzinīgi.

Galvenais šajā sacerējumā — draudzība, augsts humānisms, internacionālisms. Atturīga vīriešu drau­dzība bez siekalainas tās apliecināšanas un izskaid­rošanas. Sī draudzība nepazīst ne nacionālu, ne rasu naidu. Kosmiskā kuģa apkalpe atgādina Tūra Heijer- dāla «Ra» komandu: anglis, holandietis, nēģeris, arābs, ķīnietis, japānis, vācietis, amerikānis. Šķiet, starp viņiem ir arī krievs, tikai rakstniece sagrozījusi viņa uzvārdu. Tātad, draudzība, biedriskums, uzti­cība biedriem, pašaizliedzīga savstarpēja palīdzība. Un tas vjss — nelielā kolektīvā, kas cīnās par eksis­tenci. Citādi neizdzīvot. Visapkārt ir naidīga sabied­rība un paidīgs Visums, un no šiem abiem ienaid­niekiem jāatkaro sev gabals gaļas. Situācija gluži kā Džekam Londonam.

Stāsts izceļas ne tikai ar draudzības tēmu (kas piedzīvojumu fantastikā vispār ir diezgan reta). Nortonei ir lieliska fantāzija. Svešas un baismīgas planētas ainas zīmētas reljefi un iespaidīgi, stāstā ir papilnam lielisku, precīzu detaļu, kas izkaisītas pa visu grāmatu. Rakstniece skārusi arī tiešām aktuālas mūsdienu tēmas — tiesa, viņa nav centusies tajās iedziļināties. Priekšteči — rase, kas kādreiz valdījusi visā Galaktikā, tāpat kā cilvēce pašreiz pārvalda visu Zemi, — gājuši bojā drausmīgos savstarpējos karos, gājuši bojā, saberzdami sevi pulveri ar kaut kādu nezināmu ieroci, kas spēj pārvērst pelnos veselas pla­nētas un apdzēst saules. Un viens no stāsta varoņiem ar bailēm runā par to, cik šausmīgi būs, ja šis ierocis ir saglabājies un nonāks Zemes iedzīvotāju rokās …

Gribas minēt vēl kādu interesantu detaļu. Nortone izvirzījusi kosmosa ceļotājiem, diezgan parastiem tā iedomātā laika ļaudīm, pārmērīgas prasības. Viņiem ne tikai pilnībā jāpārzina sava specialitāte. Viņiem ne tikai jāpārzina blakusspecialitātes un jāiegūst praktiskas iemaņas visdažādāko mašīnu, vilcēju un lidaparātu vadīšanā. Viņiem jābūt fiziski attīstītiem kā vieglatlētiem daudzcīņniekiem, vajadzības gadī­jumā jāprot kauties un karot, viņiem jābūt acumirklī­gai reakcijai, jāspēj vairākas diennaktis pēc kārtas iztikt bez miega — un, neraugoties uz visu to, Nortone viņus rāda kā parastus, simpātiskus ļaudis, nepavi­sam ne pārcilvēkus. Vai tas nav mūsdienu un nākamo kosmonautu prototips?

Nobeigumā jāpiebilst vēl pāris vārdu. Vairāku subjektīvu un objektīvu iemeslu dēļ (acīmredzot steiga, izdevniecības apstākļi utt.) Endrū Nortone vairākās vietās pieļāvusi nevajadzīgu atkārtošanos, nepatīkamas paskaidrojošas piezīmes, sižeta neat­bilstību.

Tagad atstājam lasītāju vienatnē ar stāstu un ce­ram, ka viņam tas sagādās tādu pašu prieku kā mums.

A. Sirugackis, B. Strugackis

E NORTONE  
обложка книги SAVAM BRĀLIM SARGS SAVAM BRĀLIM SARGS

VLADIMIRS MIHAILOVS

SAVAM BRĀLIM SARGS

FANTASTISKS ROMĀNS

Romāns, kurā aptvertais laikposms sniedzas tālu uz abām pusēm no mūsdienām, veltīts atšķirīgu civilizāciju saprašanas un līdzāspastāvēšanas problēmai, kas ir nopietns pārbaudījums gan atsevišķu cilvēku, gan visas sabiedrības morāles principiem.

RĪGA «ZINĀTNE» 1981

Владимир Михайлов СТОРОЖ БРАТУ МОЕМУ Фантастический роман Издательство «Лиесма* • Рига 1976

No krievu valodas tulkojis P. Zirnītis P. Zirnīša pēcvārds Mākslinieks A. Ļipins

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

Tulkojums latviešu valodā, pēcvārds l/.dcvnicciba «Zinātne», 1981

MIHAILOVS VLADIMIRS  
обложка книги SEVIŠĶA NEPIECIEŠAMĪBA SEVIŠĶA NEPIECIEŠAMĪBA

SEVIŠĶA NEPIECIEŠAMĪBA

VLADIMIRS Mihailovs

ZINĀTNISKI FANTASTISKS STĀSTS

IZDEVNIECĪBA «LIESMA» RĪGĀ 1966

Tulkojis Rafaels Blums Mākslinieks Normunds Zvirbulis

MIHAILOVS VLADIMIRS  
обложка книги SIRĒNA SIRĒNA

REJS BREDBERIJS, amerikāņu rakstnieks

SIRĒNA

BREDBERIJS REJS  
обложка книги SOLARIS SOLARIS

STAŅISLAVS LEMS

SOLARIS

Staņislavs Lems dzimis 1921. gadā Ļvovā. Tur viņš pabeidza vidusskolu un sāka studēt medi­cīnu. Karš pārtrauca S. Lema stu­diju gaitas. Pēc Polijas atbrīvoša­nas Lems Krakovā pabeidza me­dicīnas studijas un pievērsās rakstniecībai.

Staņislava Lema pirmais solis zinātniskās fantastikas jomā bija grāmata «Astronauti». Šajā vir­zienā gāja viņa daiļrades tālā­kais attīstības ceļš. Viņš sa­rakstījis ap 20 grāmatu, kurās dziļa zinātniska doma savijas ar neparastu iztēles bagātību. S. Le­ma grāmatas tulkotas vairāk nekā divdesmit pasaules valodās. Lūk, daži S. Lema daiļdarbi, kuru slava aizskanējusi tālu aiz Poli­jas robežām: «Astronauti», «Ma- gelāna mākonis», «Solāris», «At­griešanās no zvaigznēm>s «Ede- na», «Robotu pasakas», «Neuzva­ramais», «Zvaigžņu dienasgrāma­tas».

S. Lemu interesē ne vien zināt­niskā fantastika, bet arī mūsdienu tematika. Viņš ir uzrakstījis ro­mānu «Laiks, kas nav bijis vel­tīgs», autobiogrāfisko stāstu «Aug­stā pils», kā arī filozofiskās esejas «Dialogi» un «Summa Technologiae».

Par panākumiem rakstniecībā Staņislavs Lems 1957. gadā ie­pelnījās Krakovas pilsētas balvu, bet 1965. gadā saņēma Polijas Kultūras un mākslas ministra prē­miju.

Stāstā «Solāris» grupa zināt­nieku, kas ieradušies no Zemes, cenšas nodibināt kontaktu ar pla­nētas Solāris saprātīgo matēriju. Uz Solāris šī saprātīgā matērija ir okeāns — gigantisks augsti or­ganizētas plazmas receklis. Oke­āns spēj iedzīvināt materiālos tē­los spilgtākos iespaidus, kas gla­bājas cilvēka apziņā.

S. Lems savā darbā centies pa­rādīt, ar kādām neparedzētām grūtībām jāsastopas pētniekiem, saskaroties ar citu pasauļu sa­prātīgajām būtnēm.

No polu valodas tuikujis -

 Mākslmieks Edgars Skujiņš

 IZDEVNIECĪBA " LIESMA

LEMS ISLAVS  
обложка книги Starp diviem laikmetiem Starp diviem laikmetiem

STARP DIVIEM LAIKMETIEM

DŽEKS FINEJS

izdevniecība «zinātne» Riga 1976

Дж. Финней МЕЖ ДВУХ ВРЕМЕН Серия «В мире фантастики» Издательство «Зинатне» Рига 1976

На латышском языке

Перевела с английского Милда Якобсон Послесловие Евгения Брандиса Оформление Айны Л у б г а и е

No ang|u valodas tulkojusi Milda Jakobsone Jevgeņija Brandisa pēcvārds Noformējusi Aina Lubgāne

Izdots saskaņā ar Latvijas PSR Zinātņu akadēmijas Redakciju un izdevumu padomes lēmumu

(g) Tulkojums latviešu valoda Izdevniecība «Zinātne», 1976

no autora

Šajā grāmatā pēc iespējas centos turēties pie pa­tiesiem faktiem. Zirgu tramvajs tik tiešām gaja pa tām ietām, pa kurām ar to brauca Sajs; gaisa dzelz­ceļa stacijas atradās tur, kur viņš sēdās vilcienos tin kāpa no tiem āra; citāti no avīžu hronikas norakstīti vārdu pa vārdam; un Brīvības statujas roka patiesi bijusi uzstādīta Aledisonskvērā — tas ir fakts, ar kuru es īpaši lepojos. Reizēm mana tieksme pēc precizitā­tes pārauga mānijā, piemēram, aprakstot ugunsgrēku «Pasaules» mājā, kā arī notikumus pirms tā, un es ar garīgi slima cilvēka neatlaidību skaidroju, kāds tad bijis laiks un kā tas mainījies, paturēju prātā nomnieku uzvārdus un istabu numurus.

Tajā pašā laikā es raudzījos, lai dzīšanās pēc pre­cizitātes nesabojatu vēstījuma saaudumu. Piemēram, veco Dakotti man ievajadzējās 1882. gadā; es lieliski zināju, ka to uzcēla tikai 1885. gadā, un tomēr pa­virzīju patiesību par trim gadiem atpakaļ — varat inani iesūdzēt tiesā. Galu galā, tas ir daiļdarbs, kas uzrakstīts, lai dotu iespēju lasītājam izklaidēties un atpūsties.

Ievietotās Saja fotogrāfijas un skices, dabiski, ne­pavisam nav taisījis viņš. Daudzas labākās ilustrā­cijas ņemtas no Ņujorkas Muzeja. Man liekas, tās sniedz pietiekami skaidru priekšstatu par to laikmetu, kaut arī ne visas acīmredzot var tieši attiecināt uz pagājušā gadsimta astoņdesmitajiem gadiem. Tomēr, pirms bija iestājies 20. gadsimts, dzīve mainījās lēnāk nekā šodien — raugi, vēl viens iemesls, kāpēc Saja lēmums palikt pagātnē jāuzskata par saprātīgu.

Dž. F.

starp diviem laikmetiem

Džeks Finejs ienāca literatūrā 50. gadu sākumā. Viņa pirmais fantastiskais romāns «Miesas nolaupī­tāji» (1956), kurā stāstīts par citas planētas būtņu viltīgo iebrukumu, iemiesojoties cilvēkā, ne vien izrai­sīja ievērību, bet pat tika ekranizēts. Un, kaut gan kritiķi, kas ir nodrošinājuši Fincjam nopietna rakst­nieka reputāciju, nepieskaita viņu pie mūsdienu fan­tastikas korifejiem, viņš tomēr nevar sūdzēties par preses nevērību. Katru jaunu viņa grāmatu un gan­drīz katru pēc kārtējā romāna uzņemtu filmu pavada labvēlīgas atsauksmes.

Tomēr atšķirībā no lieliskā Brcdberija vai izdomas bagātā Azimova — fantastiem, kuri ir iemantojuši pasaules slavu, Finejs nekad nav guvis skaļus panā­kumus. Arī pēc darbu skaita, kaut vai salīdzinājumā ar to pašu Azimovu, kurš 50 gadu jubilejā izdeva simt desmito grāmatu, Fineja daiļrade nav tik impo­zanta: trīs stāstu krājumi un seši romāni, turklāt ne visi ir fantastiski.

Finejs strādā nesteidzīgi un ļoti rūpīgi. Amerikāņu fantastu vidū viņš krasi izdalās ar īpašiem māksli­nieciskiem paņēmieniem, kas ir tuvi tradicionālajam reālismam. Viņu drīzāk var dēvēt par Dreizera un Sinklera skolnieku nekā par Velsa skolas sekotāju. Līdzīgi tam, kā šī romāna varonis Saimons Morlijs šaudās «starp diviem laikmetiem», tā Džeks Finejs

svārstās starp diviem literatūras virzieniem. Tieksme attēlot sadzīves sīkumus, precīzi atveidot vietas un laika kolorītu, dot «tipiskus raksturus tipiskos apstāk­ļos» padara viņu par reālistu fantastikā, bet nosliece uz neticamām situācijām — par fantastu reālistu vidū. Tieši tas Fineja fantastiskās pasaules atainoju­mus padara ticamākus.

Atkāpjoties no žanra kanoniem, viņš nepārsteidz lasītājus ar pārlieku oriģinālām idejām vai «trakām» hipotēzēm. Pat risinot savu iemīļoto tēmu par pār­vietošanos laikā, viņš neielaižas šķietami zinātniskos pierādījumos, bet dod priekšroku vienkāršiem motī­viem. Romānā «Starp diviem laikmetiem» vienīgi iej ušanās pagātnē veicina fizisko pārvieto­šanos.

Profesors Dancigers, kas ir slepena projekta autors, par kuru ļoti interesējas valdība — Baltais nams un Pentagons, bez pārgudras prātošanas atsaucas uz Einšteinu, kurš atklājis, ka mūsu pasaulei ir četras dimensijas (laiks kā ceturtā dimensija). No tā šķie­tami izriet, ka bijušais turpina eksistēt un mēs varam «aiziet atpakaļ aiz kāda no straumes līkumiem, kas palikuši aiz mums». Profesors Dancigers uzskata, ka dažādi laika momenti pastāv līdzās un, atrodoties tagadnē, mēs esam tūkstoš saitēm saistīti ar citiem laika posmiem. Tikai nepieciešams, sasprindzinot gribu, šīs saites saraut, iedomāties, ka tu esi noteiktā gadā, un tu patiešam tur nokļūsi. Bet šādiem ekspe­rimentiem piemēroti vienīgi sevišķi talantīgi indivīdi, kas ir ārkārtīgi jūtīgi un kam piemīt pašiedvesmas spējas. Gatavojoties pārcelties pagātnē, cilvēks aprod ar apstākļiem, kas atbilst atveidojamajam vēsturiska­jam kolorītam, iejūtas attiecīgajā situācijā, mācās dzīvot un domāt līdzīgi tā laika ļaudīm, uz kuru viņam ar savu iztēles spēku jāpārceļas.

Izrādās, ka Saimons Morlijs, necils reklāmu biroja mākslinieks, arī ir tāds īpašs indivīds, kura iedzimtās spējas vēl attīsta iepriekšējos treniņos.

Pec Velsa «Laika mašīnas» iznākšanas fantasti ir izdomājuši desmitiem dažādu atjautīgu paņēmienu, kā nokļūt citos laikmetos. Taču, neraugoties uz sižeta brīvai attīstībai nepieciešamās loģiskās argumentāci­jas sarežģītību, neviens arguments neiztur zinātnisku kritiku. Ceļojums laika ir tāda pati aplamība kā para­lēlu pasauļu vai jebkuru «lironoklazmu» pastāvē­šana, kas dod iespēju iejaukties pagātnes notikumos. Jau izpētītās fizikālās likumsakarības pilnīgi izslēdz «laika mašīnas» iespējamību. Fantasti to skaidri apzinās, un tomēr viņi nereti izmanto neparastas situācijas, kuras rodas, tagadnei šķietami nonākot sadursmē ar pagātni vai nākotni. No loģikas vie­dokļa, līdzīgu ieceru fantastiskums slēpjas nevis pār­vietošanas veidā, bet gan tieši situāciju neikdieniš- ķībā, kas paver plašas iespējas visāda veida sociā­liem vai psiholoģiskiem eksperimentiem.

Lūk, kādēļ Finejs, bieži vien izmantodams līdzīgus sižetus, apmierinās ar pašu vienkāršāko motivāciju.

Rakstnieks un viņa varoņi mūsdienu Amerikas Savienotajās Valstīs jūtas neomulīgi. Elēģiskās skumjās par pagājušiem laikiem, kad vidusmēra ame­rikānis varēja būt tāds, kāds viņš ir, Finejs idealizē pagātni. Tas Fineju padara tuvu Bredberijarn. Un ne tikai viņam. Tagadnes traģiskā uztvere un drūms skats uz nākotni (tas ir raksturīgi daudziem rakstnie­kiem, kuriem marksistiskās idejas ir tālas), no vienas puses, rada tieksmi pēc «patriarhālās» senatnes un, no otras puses, nespēju veidot pozitīvus nākamības modeļus. Šajā ziņā Finejs nav izņēmums.

Romāns «Starp diviem laikmetiem» ieturēts mazliet vecmodīgā «Viktorijas laika» stilā un ar savu nestei­dzīgo pamatīgumu atgādina 19. gs. beigu un 20. gs. sākuma angļu romānus. Ar apbrīnojamām zināšanām autors attēlo 1882. gada Ņujorku vissīkākajās deta­ļās, turklāt viņa apraksti atstāj ne mazāku iespaidu kā analogas ainas un tēli Dreizera vai O'Menri dar­bos, kas laika ziņā tuvi šim vēstures periodam. Fineja romānā ir arī kaut kas «puritānisks». Ieturot pagā­jušo laiku stilu un garu, viņš ir apbrīnojami šķīsts un, nokļūstot līdz intīmām scēnām, prātīgi nolaiž aizkaru. Pēc žanra šis «hibrīdais» romāns ir vienlīdz sociāli psiholoģisks un zinātniski fantastisks. Pār­celšanās laikā palīdz atrisināt idejisko un mākslinie­cisko uzdevumu: salīdzināt un pretstatīt divus laik­metus, kurus vienu no otra šķir gandrīz 90 gadi — Ņujorku pagājušā gadsimta 80. gadu sākumā un Ņujorku mūsdienās, proti, mūsu gadsimta 60. gadu beigās.

Finejs kopā ar savu varoni no «laika valgiem» slēp­jas vecajā Ņujorkā, kuru viņš ir pamatīgi iepazinis un dedzīgi mīl. Romāna patoss un neapšaubāmā izziņas vērtība slēpjas seno laiku Ņujorkas, šīs mīļo­tās pilsētas, savdabības un poētiskuma atveidojumā, lai gan autors atsedz arī tās ēnas puses. Ar gaumi izvēlētie fotoattēli, kurus it kā uzņēmis Saimons Mor­lijs 1882. gada Ņujorkas ielās, ir organiski saistīti ar tekstu un lielā mērā to papildina. Bez šī ilustratīvā materiāla apraksti būtu mazāk uzskatāmi. Tomēr jāpiebilst, ka romāns ir pārslogots ar detaļām, kas var interesēt tikai mūsdienu Ņujorkas iedzīvotājus, tāpēc tulkojumā šīs vietas ir izlaistas.

Tātad Saimons Morlijs, kura vārdā sniegts vēstī­jums, palīdz īstenot valdības projektu par ceļojumiem laikā, vēl nenojaušot, kādi ir īstenie nodomi augstu stāvošajiem ierēdņiem, kuri finansē profesora Danci- gera izmēģinājumus.

Vadoties no personiskiem apsvērumiem, viņš izvē­las tieši 1882. gadu. Iegansts ir ģimenes noslēpums, kas nomāc viņa draudzenes Keitas patēvu. Šis noslē­pums iesniedzas 1882. gadā, kad miljonārs Endrū Kārmodijs, kas vēlāk kļūst par prezidenta Klīvlenda padomnieku, saņem noslēpumainu vēstuli, kura izsū­tīta janvāra vakarā no Ņujorkas pasta. Pirms Kār­modijs pēc daudziem gadiem beidz dzīvi pašnāvībā, viņš uz šīs pašas vēstules ir uzrakstījis dīvainu pie­zīmi. Saimons Morlijs (saukts Sajs) labprātīgi uzņe­mas detektīva lomu un 1882. gada 23. janvārī izseko no Ņujorkas pasta nosūtītās noslēpumainās vēstules autoru.

Tāds ir notikumu sarežģījums. Tad seko virkne pie­dzīvojumu, kuri nosaka darbības attīstību. Sižeta līni­jas savelkas ciešā mezglā. Personāžu raksturi, kas ir atkarīgi no laika un apstākļiem, tiek attēloti vis­pusīgi. Ikviena persona, pildot tai iedalīto lomu līdz galam, parāda, uz ko tā ir spējīga izšķirošos dzīves brīžos. Tas rada melodramatiskas kolīzijas, kas, pēc autora ieskatiem, vispār ir bijušas raksturīgas 19. gadsimtam un pat, attēlotas uz skatuves, tikušas uzņemtas kā īstenības atspoguļojums. Tomēr, pēc mūsu domām, romāna «Starp diviem laikmetiem» melodramatiskumu vairāk nosaka literatūra, jo Finejs apzināti savu darbu stilizē pēc 80. gadu romānu parauga, savijot izdomu ar dzīves īstenību, literāras konvencionalitātes ar vērīgu kriticismu, atkailinātus izklāsta paņēmienus ar valdzinošu tā dabiskumu.

Detektīvliteratūras fabula grāmatā pati par sevi gandrīz nav jūtama. Tas nav nekas cits kā «dopings», lai lasītājs nezaudētu interesi par grāmatu, tikai vir­sējais slānis, zem kura slēpjas visai dziļa iecere. Autors par galveno uzskata divu laikmetu salīdzinā­šanu un ar savdabīgo sižetu saistītos psiholoģiski fantastiskos eksperimentus: pagātnes uztveri ar rnūsu laikabiedra Saimona Morlija acīm un tagadnes ska­tījumu no maz pieredzējušās Džūlijas Šarbono vie­dokļa, kas ieradusies no pagājušā gadsimta.

Kas vidusmēra amerikanī izraisa neapmierinātību ar tagadni?

Vientulība un cilvēka nošķirtība šajā plašajā pasaulē. Neticība rītdienai. Ārprātīgais dzīves temps. Tas, ka nav iespējams koncentrēties, palikt vienatnē pašam ar sevi. Tas viss rada nīgrumu, atsvešināša­nos, nošķir cilvēkus citu no cita, izraisa vienaldzību, indiferentumu, mērķa zudumu, sadzīves un domu standartizāciju. Cilvēks zaudē individualitāti, kļūst līdzīgs citiem, nespēj piemēroties straujajām pārvēr­tībām, kas rada sajukumu apziņā un pārvērš dzīvi virpulī. Un vispār, kā var samierināties ar cietsirdīgu izturēšanos pret dabu un pret cilvēkiem?

«Mēs esam cilvēki, kas piesārņo gaisu, kuru paši elpojam. Un mūsu upes,» saka Finejs ar sava varoņa muti. «Mēs iznīcinām Lielos ezerus; Fri ir jau paga­lam, un nu mēs esam sākuši postīt okeānus. Mēs pie­sārņojam gaisu ar radioaktīvajiem nokrišņiem, kas saindē mūsu bērnu kaulus, un mēs to zinājām jau agrāk. Mēs esam izgatavojuši bumbas, kas dažās minūtēs var noslaucīt no zemes virsas visu cilvēci, un tās ir jau nomērķētas un gatavas sprādzienam. Mēs izskaudām poliomielītu, un tad Savienoto Valstu armija radīja jaunus baciļus, kas var izraisīt nāvīgu, neārstējamu slimību. Mums bija izdevība taisnīgi nokārtot mūsu nēģeru jautājumu, un, kad viņi to pie­prasīja, mēs to noraidījām. Āzijā mēs dedzinājām dzīvus cilvēkus, mēs patiesi to darījām. Mēs ļaujam bērniem Savienotajās Valstīs augt bez pietiekama uztura. Mēs neaizkavējam dažus cilvēkus raust naudu, izmantojot televīziju, lai pierunātu mūsu bērnus smē­ķēt, kaut gan zinām, kādu ļaunumu tas viņiem noda­rīs. Šis ir laiks, kurā kļūst aizvien grūtāk un grūtāk sev iestāstīt, ka mēs vēl aizvien esam labi cilvēki. Mēs nīstam cits citu un esam pie tā pieraduši.»

Tādā noskaņojuma Saimons Alorlijs dodas uz 19. gadsimtu.

Aptuveni deviņdesmit gadu laika notikušas tik daudzas pārvērtībās, ka rāmie 80. gadi (lai gan Ame­rikā jau sākās imperiālisma laikmets) liekas pavisam arhaiski.

Iesākumā viss šķiet dīvains: apģērbs, mājsaimnie­cības piederumi, ēkas, ar telegrāfa vadiem apvītās un visvisādu ekipāžu pārpildītās Ņujorkas ielas, kurās mirdz gāzes laternas, Brodvejs ar savu Dāmu Jūdzi un pie veikalu skatlogiem drūzmējošās nesteidzīgās modes dāmas savādos tērpos — platmalainās, ar spalvām rotātās cepurēs vai ērmotās kapucēs un garās kleitas ar turnīrām, kas pilnīgi apsedz kājas.

Desmitiem lappušu aizņem spilgtie apraksti par veco «zemo» Ņujorku, kurā šur tur saglabājušās pagājības saliņas (atsevišķas ēkas, dievnami, parki), kas Šajā izraisa smeldzīgas skumjas. Un tomēr viņš nav tik naivs, lai neievērotu kliedzošos kontrastus: blakus grezniem kvartāliem un pašapmierinātiem biz­nesmeņiem — drausmīgi grausti, smirdošas izgāztu­ves, rahītiski bērni, izbadējušies ubagi. Sarunā ar zirgu tramvaja kučieri Sajs pārliecinās, cik zemu tiek vērtēts darbs. Nabaga kučieris, strādādams aukstumā un vējā, lietu un sniegā četrpadsmit stundas pēc kār­tas, tik tikko spēj uzturēt savu ģimeni. Bet baznīca cenšas iestāstīt, ka viņam jāpateicas dievam tam kun­gam par parādīto žēlastību. «Tas var būt pareizi attiecībā uz mācītāju,» prāto kučieris, «bet es bieži domāju … ka gan lai spēju savā sirdī pateikties die­vam par barību, ko viņš man sniedz, un par dzīvību, ja katru kumosu, ko ēdu, es nopelnu sūrā darbā un pat ar ciešanām?»

Tā ir. Tomēr Saimons Morlijs un kopā ar viņu arī autors saskata ne visai tālās pagātnes Amerikā daudz priekšrocību salīdzinājumā ar tagadni. Svarīgākās 110 tam ir dzīves stabilitāte un dvēseles lid/svars, ko nodrošina nemainīgas paražas.

Saja iepriekšējo iejušanos cita laikmetā un pakā­penisko apziņas pārveidošanos, nonākot 80. gadu Ņujorkā, uztveram ļoti skaidri un taustāmi. Romāna varoņa psiholoģiskajā zīmējumā dotas vissmalkākās nianses. Vēstījums pirmajā personā Fineja fantas­tiskajam eksperimentam piešķir vēl lielāku ticamību.

Nebūdams apmierināts ar to, viņš turpina ekspe­rimentu, tēlojot Džūlijas Sarbono ceļojumu 20. gad­simtā, viņas iejušanos nākotnē. Meiteni, kura augusi pagājušajā gadsimtā, pārsteidz viss: debesskrāpji, taksometri, luksofori, vienvirziena kustība ielās, elek­triskais apgaismojums, ledusskapji, televizori, «nepie­klājīgi» īsās kleitas, šķīstošā kafija, hlorētais ūdens ar nepatīkamo piegaršu un dārzeņi, kam nav nekādas garšas. Taču visvairāk viņu pārsteidz cilvēki: izklai­dīgi, norūpējušies, viņi rosās, steidzas, aprunājas tikai garāmejot. Šķiet, viņiem nav laika dzīvot.

Lai cik dīvaini tas būtu, vismazāk meiteni pār­steidz … lidmašīna. Viņa tūlīt uzmin, ka tas ir a e r o p l ā n s, jo ir cītīgi lasījusi 2ila Verna romānus. Taču Finejs, kam ir tieksme būt pilnīgi precīzam, šajā gadījumā pieļāvis kļūdu. Pirmkārt, Zila Verna romāns «Roburs iekarotājs», kur pirmo reizi tiek aprakstīts par gaisu smagāks lidaparāts, iznāca tikai 1886. gadā. Tas nozīmē, ka Džūlija vēl nemaz nebija varējusi izlasīt šo grāmatu. Otrkārt, vārds «aero- plāns» ir radies daudz vēlāk. Roburs savu lidošanas ierīci sauca par aeronefu.

1970. gads Džūlijai Sarbono liekas vel svešāks nekā Saimonam Morlijam 1882. gads. Viņa nevar aprast ar pārmaiņām, kādas nepilna gadu simteņa laika notikušas domāšanas veida un dzīves ritma.

Kaut gan Džūlija mīl Saju, viņa atzīst par labāku atgriezties savā laikā.

Sašutis par to, ka ģenerāļi ar Baltā nama ziņu grib, lai viņš palīdz izdarīt «labojumu» vēsturē — palīdz piespiest prezidentu Klīvlendu atpirkt no Spā­nijas Kubu un tādējādi nepieļaut blakus ASV izvei­doties «komunisma perēklim» —, Sajs nodomā atteik­ties no šī uzdevuma. Nedrīkst taču tik bezatbildīgi rotaļāties ar cilvēces un pasaules likteņiem! Šodien partaisīs vienu vēstures daļu, rit — citu, un nav zināms, pie kā tas novedīs. Un Saimons Morlijs atkal dodas pagātnē, taču ne jau tāpēc, lai izpildītu uzde­vumu, bet lai izjauktu Dancigera nākamo vecāku nejaušo tikšanos teātrī. Nav nekā vienkāršāka kā novērst iepazīšanos, kas notikusi tajā pašā 1882. gada! Meitene zaļajā tērpā, kurai vajadzēja kļūt par profesora Dancigera māti, ieiet savā ložā, un jaunais cilvēks, viņa nākamais tēvs, jaunavu nepa­mana. Tāpēc Dancigers nepiedzimst un neizdara savu atklājumu.

Ka gan mēs tad esam uzzinājuši par šo notikumu? Sajam ir pazīstams rakstnieks (acīmredzot pats Finejs), kas mīl rakņāties arhīvu dokumentos. 1911. gadā, kad tiek dibināta Ņujorkas bibliotēka, Sajs tur atstāj savu manuskriptu, kurā dots «Pro­jekta» un ar to saistīto notikumu apraksts … Tiesa, tas ir pretrunā ar autora iepriekšējo deklarāciju, ka nevienam nav tiesību mainīt notikumu gaitu, bet acīmredzot šajā gadījumā mērķis attaisno līdzekļus: iespēja neļaut politikāņiem kontrolēt vēsturi ir sva­rīgāka nekā ļaunums, ko nodara šāda iejaukšanās (Dancigera pazušana un reizē ar to visas notikumu ķēdes sairums).

Stāstījums beidzies ar «hronoklazmu» — literāru paņēmienu, kuru daudzi zinātniskās fantastikas cie­nītāji uzskata par «nekorektu». Taču Finejs visai maz rūpējas par to, lai tiktu ievēroti vispārpieņemtie «noteikumi». Viņam rūp īstenot savu ieceri: paust no­raidošu nostāju pret Amerikas dzīves īstenību, izteikt savus uzskatus par nepareizu civilizācijas attīstības ceļu kopš 20. gadsimta sākuma un parādīt ta laika priekšrocības, kad dzīve mainījās lēnāk neka tagad. Autors to īpaši uzsver arī pēcvārda nobeiguma: «… raugi, vēl viens iemesls, kāpēc Saja lēmums palikt pagātnē jāuzskata par saprātīgu.»

Romānā var skaidri saskatīt, kadas stiprās un vājās puses ir Finejam — rakstniekam, reālistam, kas izmanto arī zinātniskās fantastikas metodes. Romāna kritiskais patoss vietumis kļūst ļoti ass un pilnīgi pār­liecina lasītāju. Mūs Finejā visupirms interesē atmas­kojošās tendences. Viņa idejisko pozīciju aprobežotību ir viegli izskaidrot: tā ir ne tik daudz individuāla, cik tipiska. Tāpat kā daudzi citi amerikāņu rakstnieki, un ne tikai fantasti vien, viņš sliktai īstenībai pretstata nevis labāku nākotni, bet gan labāku pagātni. Viņam «zelta laikmets» ir pagājībā, kaut gan arī rāmais 19. gadsimts nemaz neliekas tik idillisks. Šajā ziņā Finejs ir romantiķis, viens no tiem, kas, Ļeņina vār­diem runājot, «… savās praktiskās vēlēšanās «salī­dzināja tagadējo ar pagājušo» un nevis ar nākošo,… centās «pierādīt sabiedrības mūžīgās vajadzības» ar «drupu» palīdzību un nevis ar jaunās attīstības ten­denču palīdzību» (V. I. Ļeņins. Raksti, 2. sēj., 212. Ipp.).

Vienlaikus Džeks Finejs būtībā paliek vērīgs māk­slinieks, kas balstās uz angļu un amerikāņu klasiskā romāna labākajām tradīcijām. Līdz ar to viņa darbs pelna ievērību un neapšaubāmi tiks pienācīgi novērtēts.

J. Brandiss

FINEJS EKS  
обложка книги STĀSTI STĀSTI

STĀSTI

Aleksandrs Grīns

IZDEVNIECĪBA «ZINĀTNE» RIGĀ 1972

Mākslinieks VIESTURS GRANTS

No krievu valodas tulkojušas

SOLVEIGA CEPURNIECE un MILDA PAULA

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

GRĪNS UN «GRĪNLANDE»

Latviešu lasītājiem Aleksandrs Grins nav vairs jā­atklāj. Ar viņa daiļradi tos iepazīstinājis krājums «Sārtās buras» (LVI, 1959), kur sakopoti  stāsti un noveles, kā ari ievietots romāns «Pa viļņiem trau­cošā», izdevums «Zelta ķēde» (LVI, 1961), kurā bez tā paša nosaukuma romāna ir ari otrs — «Ceļš uz nekurieni», un beidzot stāsts bērniem «Akmens stabs» («Liesma», 1966). Pirmo no minētajām grāmatām ievada lieliskais K. Paustovska apcerējums «Aleksan­dra Grīna dzīve». Sis žilbinošais krievu vārda meis­tars tik spilgti attēlojis Grīna personību, ka darīt to vēlreiz pēc viņa ir ne vien grūti, bet ari lieki. Tādēļ, domājot par tiem, kas nav paspējuši iepazīties ar Paustovska rakstu (kur tie laiki, kopš 15000 eksem­plāru lielais «Sārto buru» metiens nozudis no grāmat­nīcu plauktiem!), tikai konspektīvi sniegsim hronolo­ģiskā secībā Aleksandra Grīna dzīves galvenos datus.

ns Aleksandrs  
STRAUTIŅŠ UZ JAPETA

STRAUTIŅŠ UZ JAPETA

V.MIHAILOVS

VMIHAILOVS  
SUŅA ZVAIGZNĀJS

ARTURS KLARKS, angļu rakstnieks

SUŅA ZVAIGZNĀJS

KLARKS ARTURS  
обложка книги SOROČlNAS GADA TIRGUS SOROČlNAS GADA TIRGUS

NIKOLAJS GOGOLIS

IZLASE

SOROČlNAS GADA TIRGUS

LATVIJAS VALSTS IZDEVNIECĪBA  1948

Tulk. J. Plaudis

Noskannējis grāmatu un FB2 failu izveidojis Imants Ločmelis

GOGOLIS NIKOLAJS  
обложка книги Subject Seven Subject Seven Moore James A Subject Seven  
обложка книги Seconde Fondation Seconde Fondation

25 millions de planètes habitées… Et dans ce gigantesque amas galactique,une planète élue, qui pourrait sauver la civilisation :la Seconde Fondation. Mais où se trouve-t-elle ? D’éminents savants l’ont en vain cherchée… Une enfant de quatorze ans saura-t-elle la découvrir ?

Voici le dernier volet d’une trilogie qui est devenuun « classique » de la Science-Fiction.

Asimov Isaac Fondation  
обложка книги Stone of Tears Stone of Tears

In Wizard’s First Rule, Richard Cypher’s world was turned upside down. Once a simple woods guide, Richard was forced to become the Seeker of Truth, to save the world from the vile dominance of Darken Rahl, the most viciously savage and powerful wizard the world had ever seen. He was joined on this epic quest by his beloved Kahlan, the only survivor among the Confessors, who brought a powerful but benevolent justice to the land before Rahl’s evil scourge. Aided by Zedd, the last of the wizards who opposed Rahl, they were able to cast him into the underworld, saving the world from the living hell of life under Rahl.

But the veil to the underworld has been torn, and Rahl, from beyond the veil, begins to summon a sinister power more dreadful than any he has wielded before. Horrifying creatures escape through the torn veil, wreaking havoc on the unsuspecting world above.

If Rahl isn’t stopped, he will free the Keeper itself, an evil entity whose power is so vast and foul that once freed, it can never again be contained.

Goodkind Terry Sword of Truth, The Sword of Truth  
обложка книги Soul of the Fire Soul of the Fire

Richard Rahl has traveled far from his roots as a simple woods guide. Emperor of the D’Haran Empire, war wizard, the Seeker of Truth—none of these roles mean as much to him as his newest: husband to his beloved Kahlan Amnell, Mother Confessor of the Midlands.

But their wedding day is the key that unlocks a spell sealed away long ago in a faraway country. Now a deadly power pours forth that threatens to turn the world into a lifeless waste.

Separated from the Sword of Truth and stripped of their magic, Richard and Kahlan must journey across the Midlands to discover a dark secret from the past and a trap that could tear them apart forever. For their fate has become inextricably entwined with that of the Midlands—and there’s no place so dangerous as a world without magic . . .

Goodkind Terry Sword of Truth, The Sword of Truth, A Sword of Truth  
обложка книги Sister Time Sister Time

Cally O’Neal is officially dead. In her over forty years of being an active secret agent she hasn't used her real name, much less spoken to her sister. So when Michelle interrupts an important mission, by seemingly appearing out of thin air, it’s an unexpected reunion.

This highly anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestseller Cally’s War features the return of Michelle O’Neal, the first human Sohon mentat. Sister Time is about life, love and covert operations amongst the universe’s ultimate dysfunctional family.

Ringo John, Cochrane Julie Legacy of the Aldenata  
STARLESS NIGHT Salvatore Robert The Legacy of the Drow  
Siege of Darkness Salvatore Robert The Legacy of the Drow  
обложка книги Sue Me Sue Me Murphy Warren, Sapir Richard The Destroyer  
обложка книги Sole Survivor Sole Survivor

Was this the way America ended-Not with a bang but a fizzle?

The Russians who invented it called it the Sword of Damocles-a device that silently sterilized men and women alike. And now the Sword was in the worst possible hands - the out-of-whack android named Mr. Gordons that had returned from outer space to wreak revenge on those who had sent it there. Remo. Chiun. And the entire U.S. population. America was heading for a fate worse than death unless, Remo, Chiun and an untrustworthy, supersexy Soviet superspy could defeat this cybernaut chameleon that could destroy and attack with ease....


Murphy Warren, Sapir Richard The Destroyer  
обложка книги Shooting Schedule Shooting Schedule

And now, from the great folks who brought you Pearl Harbor...

Nemuro Nishitsu remembered Pearl Harbor. He also remembered the rest of World War II and Japan's humiliating defeat. Nishitsu had been a humble soldier then. He was Japan's number one industrialist now. And he had the money, the power, and the madness to script a sneak attack that made Pearl Harbor look like a childish prank...made in the U.S.A. a pitiful helpless giant...and made Remo and Chiun the country's last vanishing hope...as the flag of foreign conquest was planted in the American heartland, and the Destroyer was X-ed out of the action...


Murphy Warren, Sapir Richard The Destroyer  
обложка книги Słowo „las” znaczy „świat” Słowo „las” znaczy „świat”

Ziemscy kolonizatorzy zasiedlają kolejną planetę, tym razem pokrytą lasami, które są całym światem tubylczego rozumnego gatunku. Gatunek ten ewoluował podobnie do homo sapiens, jego przedstawiciele są jednak niżsi i pokryci zielonym futrem, przez co traktowani są przez ludzi jako coś pośredniego między zwierzętami a dziećmi. Widok istoty mniejszej, więc w założeniu słabszej, może wywoływać, oprócz obojętności, skrajnie różne postawy: opiekuńczą bądź dominującą — i te dwa sposoby traktowania małych ludzi zetrą się w powieści tworząc mieszankę wybuchową.

Le Guin Ursula K Ekumena  
обложка книги Survival Course Survival Course

Mexican Slayride

The bad news was that the U.S. President was shot down over Mexico. The good news was that he survived. The bad news was he was captured by drug thugs. The good news was he was rescued by his courageous Vice-President.

But the worst news was that the Vice-President was definitely not as heroic as Robert Redford or Jack Kennedy, as his photo ops would have the world believe. And now only Remo and Chiun could save the President from a free-form fiend who made bloodthirsty Aztec gods seem sweet and even the power of Sinanju helpless...


Murphy Warren, Sapir Richard The Destroyer  
обложка книги Skull Duggery Skull Duggery Murphy Warren, Sapir Richard The Destroyer  
обложка книги Slow Train to Arcturus Slow Train to Arcturus Flint Eric, Freer Dave  
обложка книги Scorched Earth Scorched Earth

As the White House and Pentagon cover up with reflective tinfoil to ward off deadly superheated rays from an invisible object in space that vaporized biobubble habitat scientists, Remo and Chiun are sent to Russia to stop the attacks before World War III breaks out.


Murphy Warren, Sapir Richard The Destroyer  
обложка книги Star Wars: Тени империи Star Wars: Тени империи

 Империя наносит ответный удар!

События пятого эпизода Звездных Войн в разгаре. Император сообщает Дарту Вейдеру, что у сихтов появился новый враг - Люк Скайуокер…

Глава преступной организации принц Ксизор затевает сложную многоходовую комбинацию, желая уничтожить Дарта Вейдера, который невольно стал причиной смерти семьи Ксизора. Эпизод V завершается.

После трагических событий в Облачном городе принцесса Лейя Органа, Люк Скайуокер, Чуи Чубакка и Ландо Каприссиан при поддержке и помощи Разбойного эскадрона пытаются выследить охотника за головами Бобу Фетта и спасти капитана Соло, находящегося в карбонитовой камере на корабле Фетта.

Дарт Вейдер возобновляет поиски Люка Скайуокера, одновременно пытаясь спасти Империю от принца Ксизора. В руки Альянса попадают чертежи новой боевой станции "Звезда Смерти - 2"…

Герои Звездных Войн в романе "Тени Империи"!

Перри Стив  
обложка книги Shadowblood Shadowblood King William Terrarch chronicles  
обложка книги Second Grave on the Left Second Grave on the Left

Charley Davidson, Grim Reaper Extraordinaire, is back in this sexy, suspenseful novel of supernatural shenanigans.

When Charley is rudely awakened in the middle of the night by her best friend who tells her to get dressed quickly and tosses clothes out of the closet at her, she can’t help but wonder what Cookie’s up to. Leather scrunch boots with a floral miniskirt? Together? Seriously? Cookie explains that a friend of hers named Mimi disappeared five days earlier and that she just got a text from her setting up a meet at a coffee shop downtown. They show up at the coffee shop, but no Mimi. But Charley finds a message on the bathroom wall. Mimi left a clue, a woman’s name. Mimi’s husband explains that his wife had been acting strange since she found out an old friend of hers from high school had been found murdered a couple weeks prior. The same woman Mimi had named in her message.

Meanwhile, Reyes Alexander Farrow (otherwise known as the Son of Satan. Yes. Literally) has left his corporeal body and is haunting Charley. He’s left his body because he’s being tortured by demons who want to lure Charley closer. But Reyes can’t let that happen. Because if the demons get to Charley, they’ll have a portal to heaven. And if they have a portal to heaven…well, let’s just say it wouldn’t be pretty. Can Charley handle hot nights with Reyes and even hotter days tracking down a missing woman? Will Cookie ever get a true fashion sense? And is there enough coffee and chocolate in the world to fuel them as they do?

Jones Darynda Charley Davidson  
обложка книги Sword Art Online Sword Art Online

Версия текста от 01.12.11. Последнюю версию можно найти на http://ushwood.narod.ru/sao/sao.html

Кавахара Рэки  
обложка книги Sword Art Online Sword Art Online

Версия текста от 01.12.11. Последнюю версию можно найти на http://ushwood.narod.ru/sao/sao.html

Кавахара Рэки  
обложка книги Sword Art Online Sword Art Online

Версия текста от 01.12.11. Последнюю версию можно найти на http://ushwood.narod.ru/sao/sao.html

Кавахара Рэки  
обложка книги Shadows Shadows

They call it the Academy. A secluded, cliff-top mansion overlooking the rugged Pacific coast. A school for children gifted — or cursed — with extraordinary minds. Children soon to come under the influence of an intelligence even more brilliant than their own — and unspeakably evil. For within this mind a dark plan is taking form. A plan so horrifying, no one will believe it. No one but the children. And for them it is already too late. Too late, unless one young student can resist the seductive invitation that will lead… into the Shadows.

Saul John  
обложка книги Starfire Starfire

The sky is falling — again. Following up on 1998’s excellent Aftermath, Starfire subjects planet Earth to yet another cosmic blast from the Alpha Centauri supernova. But while the blast that hit Earth in Aftermath simply cooked the Southern hemisphere and knocked out unshielded technology with a flash of gamma rays, this wave promises to do some real damage, with a sleet of trillion-nuclei bundles moving at one-tenth the speed of light.

Warned by the first catastrophe, Earth began building an electromagnetic shield out of the orbiting SkyCity station to divert the incoming apocalypse. But not only will the storm come earlier than expected, the carnage may be worse than anyone imagined — preliminary data shows that the supernova was no accident, and that the wave of particles may in fact be a beam. Crackerjack hard-SF author Charles Sheffield brings back much of the cast of Aftermath for this suspenseful, well-paced follow-up, the two most satisfying returnees being sociopath-savant Oliver Guest and his former patient Seth Parsigian. In the book’s subplot, the brilliant Guest and gruff Parsigian must team up to solve a string of grisly child murders on Sky City that threatens to push the shield project even further behind schedule.

Sheffield Charles Aftermath  
обложка книги Strisciava sulla sabbia Strisciava sulla sabbia Clement Hal  
обложка книги Sailing to Sarantium Sailing to Sarantium

Valerius the Trakesian has great ambition. Rumored to be responsible for the ascension of the previous Emperor, his uncle, amid fire and blood, Valerius himself has now risen to the Golden Throne of the vast empire ruled by the fabled city, Sarantium.

Valerius has a vision to match his ambition: a glittering dome that will proclaim his magnificence down through the ages. And so, in a ruined western city on the far distant edge of civilization, a not-so-humble artisan receives a call that will change his life forever.

Crispin is a mosaicist, a layer of bright tiles. Still grieving for the family he lost to the plague, he lives only for his arcane craft, and cares little for ambition, less for money, and for intrigue not at all. But an imperial summons to the most magnificent city in the world is a difficult call to resist.

In this world still half-wild and tangled with magic, no journey is simple; and a journey to Sarantium means a walk destiny. Bearing with him a and a Queen's seductive promise, Crispin sets out for the fabled city from which none return unaltered, guarded only by his own wits and a bird soul talisman from an alchemist's treasury.

In the Aldwood he encounters a great beast from the mythic past, and in robbing the zubir of its prize he wins a woman's devotion and a man's loyalty-and loses a gift he didn't know he had until it was gone.

In Sarantium itself, where rival Factions vie in the streets and palaces and chariot racing is as sacred as prayer, Crispin will begin his life anew. In an empire ruled by intrigue and violence, he must find his own source of power. And he does: high on the scaffolding of the greatest art work ever imagined, while struggling to deal with the dangers-and the seductive lures-of the men and women around him.

Guy Gavriel Kay's magnificent historical fantasies draw from the twin springs of history and legend to create seamless worlds as vibrant as any in literature. Sailing to Sarantium begins THE SARANTINE MOSAIC, a new and signal triumph by today's most esteemed master of high fantasy.

Kay Guy Gavriel Sarantine Mosaic  
обложка книги Stella doppia Stella doppia Heinlein Robert Anson  
обложка книги Servant of the Shard Servant of the Shard

A new series from New York Times bestselling author R.A. Salvatore!

This book brings two familiar characters into the limelight for the first time! Jarlaxle, a dark elf assassin, and Artemis Entreri, a human assassin, work together and against each other in Calimport. Their conflict is intensified by the influence of the Crystal Shard, a malevolent artifact that has been raousing trouble in the Forgotten Realms world since its introduction in The Crystal Shard.

Salvatore Robert Anthony The Sellswords  
Silver Lady and the Fortyish Man

Nebula Best Novellette nominee (1990)

Lindholm Megan  
обложка книги Shaman's Crossing Shaman's Crossing

The first book in a brand new trilogy from the author of the Farseer, Liveship Traders and Tawny Man trilogies.

When the two-hundred year war between the kingdoms of Vania and Landsing ended the Landsingers were left in triumphant possession of Vania's rich coal and coast territories. When young King Troven assumed the throne of Vania thirty years later, he was determined to restore her greatness, not through waging another assault upon their traditional enemies, but by looking in the opposite direction and colonising the wild plains and steppes to their east. Over the next twenty years, cavalry forces manage to subdue the rolling plains formerly wasted on nomadic herders and tribesmen.

Troven's campaign restores the pride of the Varnian military and to reward them, Troven creates a new nobility that is extremely loyal to their monarch. Beyond the grasslands lies the current frontier of Varnia, the heavily forested Barrier Mountains, home to enigmatic Specks: a dappled, forest dwelling people, unable to tolerate the heat and full sunlight of the plains. The new settlers find the Specks slightly dim-witted and overly placid, and yet strangely difficult to control. There are tales that they are 'blood-drinkers' and their nature worship of ancestral trees has presented difficulties for those who wish to harvest the forest's exotic timber. They also harbour strange diseases, ones that cause the Specks little more than a week or two of discomfort but which frequently kills those settlers and soldiers who fall victim to it. For that reason, prolonged contact, and especially intimate contact with the Specks is judged both fool-hardy and disgusting. Nevare Gerar is the second son of one of King Troven's new lords. Following in his father's footsteps, a commission as a cavalry officer at the frontier and an advantageous marriage await him, once he has completed his training at the King's Cavalry Academy.

Hobb Robin Soldier Son  
обложка книги Storm of Iron Storm of Iron

This much requested fan favourite has been brought bang up to date with a new cover.

When a massive force of Space Marine Iron Warriors invade the planet Hydra Cordatus, and lays siege to the Imperial citadel, how long can the defenders possibly hold out, and what do their enemies truly seek?

MvNeill Graham  
обложка книги So Yesterday So Yesterday

Ever wonder who was the first kid to keep a wallet on a big chunky chain, or wear way-too-big pants on purpose? What about the mythical first guy who wore his baseball cap backwards? These are the Innovators, the people at the peak of the cool pyramid.

Seventeen-year-old Hunter Braque is a Trendsetter, on the second level of the pyramid. His job: find the newest, coolest thing for the retail market. His MO: observe, don't get involved.

But he has to get involved when he and his crush, Jen, discover his boss's cell phone in an abandoned building— and his boss missing. Hunter and Jen are soon snared in a web of brand-name intrigue: a missing cargo of the coolest shoes they've ever seen, ads for products that don't exist, and a shadowy group dedicated to the downfall of consumerism as we know it.

Westerfeld Scott  
обложка книги Shadow of the Scorpion Shadow of the Scorpion

Raised to adulthood during the end of the war between the human Polity and a vicious alien race, the Prador, Ian Cormac is haunted by childhood memories of a sinister scorpion-shaped war drone and the burden of losses he doesn't remember. Cormac signs up with Earth Central Security and is sent out to help restore and maintain order on worlds devastated by the war. There he discovers that though the Prador remain as murderous as ever, they are not anywhere near as treacherous or dangerous as some of his fellow humans, some closer to him than he would like. Amidst the ruins left by wartime genocides, Cormac will discover in himself a cold capacity for violence and learn some horrible truths about his own past while trying to stay alive on his course of vengeance.

Asher Neal Polity  
обложка книги Shikasta Shikasta

Shikasta is the first of a series of novels with the overall title Canopus in Argos: Archives. The second will be The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four, and Five. The third will be The Sirian Experiments.

Lessing Doris May canopus in argos: archives  
обложка книги Sacrifice of the Widow Sacrifice of the Widow Smedman Lisa Забытые королевства:Lady Penitent  
обложка книги Storm of the Dead Storm of the Dead Smedman Lisa Забытые королевства:Lady Penitent  
обложка книги Shardik Shardik Adams Richard Belkan Empire  
Seed of the Gods Hughes Zach  
Something Bright Гендерсон Зенна  
обложка книги Sardonikso tinklas 1 Sardonikso tinklas 1

Baigiantis XXIV-ajam amžiui Čabado planeton atskrido pirmieji kolonistai.

Daugumoje kolonijų nusikaltėliai būdavo arba nužudomi, arba išvaromi iš bendruomenės. Tačiau Čabado pasaulyje buvo nutarta įkurti planetą-kalėjimą.

Nemažai nusikaltėlių mirdavo. Bet kiekvieneriais metais atkeliaudavo vis naujų: rausti urvų, ieškoti naudingų iškasenų ar tiesiog medžioti nuožmių grobuonių keritų.

Lynn Elizabeth A Pasaulinės fantastikos Aukso fondas  
обложка книги Sardonikso tinklas 2 Sardonikso tinklas 2

Po kiek laiko į Čabadą atsikraustė grupė investuotojų. Jie ėmė žvalgyti planetą, tyrinėti ir kasinėti. Netrukus aptiko milžiniškas:aukso bei sidabro gyslas.

Išvystė būdus veisti nuožmiuosius keritus — dėl jų neįtikėtinai gražaus kailio. O nusikaltėlius pavertė vergais, kuriuos „maitino” dorazino porcijomis, kad jie nepradėtu maištauti…

Lynn Elizabeth A Pasaulinės fantastikos Aukso fondas  
обложка книги Snake Eyes Snake Eyes

TWO novellas by the man who Stephen King says “ROCKS”!

An isolated, drought-choked village. A starving community. When something big, red and inhuman crash-lands in a cabbage field, the villagers are divided: is this a scrumptious dragon for the barbecue or a toxic demon to be destroyed? And what if it’s something else entirely?

Robert Johnson dreams of spiders, thousands of them. When he wakes, the true nightmare begins: a tube has been attached to his head — to everyone’s — but he’s the only one aware of it. His cozy suburban life unravels into paranoid hallucination as Johnson fights to free himself from the control of unseen forces.

“Joseph D’Lacey rocks!”

Stephen King
DLacey Joseph  
обложка книги Szrama Szrama

„Szrama” jest drugim tomem kultowego cyklu Tułacze.

Opowieść o zbrodni, karze, pokucie i odkupieniu. Sławny w swoim mieście gwardzista, kobieciarz i hulaka, porucznik Egert Soll zabija w sprowokowanym przez siebie pojedynku niewinnego studenta. Za ten czyn zostaje ukarany przez wędrownego maga, który piętnuje jego twarz niegroźną z pozoru raną.

Szrama zabliźnia się szybko, równie szybko jednak okazuje się, że stała się dla młodego zabijaki przekleństwem: całkowicie zmienia jego psychikę i przydaje mu cechę, którą zawsze gardził, podobnie jak jego otoczenie, mianowicie bezmierne tchórzostwo.

Gwardzista zmuszony jest opuścić pułk i rodzinne miasto. Tułając się po świecie, spotyka kobietę, którą skrzywdził, narzeczoną zabitego studenta. Czy zdoła okupić swą winę i pozyskać przychylność Torii? Magię można pokonać jedynie magią.

W zaskakującym finale Soll stanie przed niezwykle trudnym wyborem.

Diaczenko Marina, Diaczenko Siergiej  
обложка книги S.W.A.L.K.E.R. Похитители артефактов S.W.A.L.K.E.R. Похитители артефактов

«Почему-то считается, что постапокалиптика должна быть мрачной, депрессивной. Пока живы люди, они будут смеяться над собой и над окружающей действительностью, пусть даже действительности этой приходит конец», — так считают составитель и авторы, пожалуй, самого забавного сборника современной российской фантастики.

Олег Дивов, Андрей Левицкий, Виктор Ночкин, Александр Шакилов, Шимун Врочек и многие другие — такой постапокалиптики вы еще не читали! Готовьтесь! Будет страшно… смешно!

Врочек Шимун, Шторм Вячеслав, Левицкий Андрей, Васильева Светлана, Романецкий Николай, Жаков Лев, Ночкин Виктор, Буторин Андрей, Антонов Сергей, Вардунас Игорь, Трубников Александр, Дивов Олег, Шакилов Александр, Цормудян Сурен, Гребенщиков Андрей, Магазинников Иван, Калинкина Анна, Глумов Виктор Скачивание и чтение запрещены по требованию НП "АЗАПИ"
обложка книги Skaičiuojantis Dievas Skaičiuojantis Dievas

Vieną dieną svetimeivių erdvėlaivis nusileido Toronto mieste greta Paleontologijos muziejaus. Iš kosminio aparato išlindęs šešiakojis, dvirankis padaras, vardu Holusas, pareiškė norą pasikalbėti su žymiausiu paleontologu. Iš pokalbio paaiškėja, kad ir Žemė, ir Holuso planeta, ir dar vienas protingų būtybių pasaulis per kelis milijardus metų patyrė penkias grandiozines katastrofas TUO PAČIU METU.

Vadinasi, kažas itin galingas (gal net visagalis) akivaizdžiai reguliuoja evoliuciją mūsų Galaktikoje. Holusas mano, kad galima pamėginti jį surasti...

Sawyer Robert J Pasaulinės fantastikos Aukso fondas  
Sylva

From the return of Jimi Hendrix, as witnessed by a hero-worshipping spaced-out roadie, to the death of Christ as witnessed by a time-traveling tourist, from the end of the universe to the creation of a new one, these are stories about martyrdom, salvation and apocalypse.

Vercors Jean  
обложка книги S.T.A.L.K.E.R. ...чего же ещё? S.T.A.L.K.E.R. ...чего же ещё?

«S.T.A.L.K.E.R. …чего же ещё?» – окончание рассказов «S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Удача под контролем…» и «S.T.A.L.K.E.R. …жизнь – гарантируем…».


2012 год. После того, как сталкер Стрелок, также известный, как Меченый, уничтожил «0-сознание», Зона начала быстро исчезать, превращаясь из аномальной территории в обычную заражённую радиацией местность. В соответствии с распоряжениями правительств США и Евросоюза Москва и Киев были обязаны провести крупномасштабную военную операцию «Фарватер». Планировалось взять ЧАЭС под свой контроль и форсировано собрать быстро тающие запасы артефактов. Согласно плану этой операции, первая группа военных должна была направиться для воздушной разведки территории, чтобы впоследствии составить детальные планы расположения аномальных полей. Затем по отмеченным безопасным проходам сквозь почерневшие постройки и изувеченный лес следовало двигаться основным силам военных: армейским подразделениям, в том числе и специального назначения, возглавляемые отрядами военных сталкеров.

Данное предприятие, в котором принимали участие более тысячи человек и множество техники, полностью провалилось.

Заокеанские хозяева потребовали отчитаться за разворованные и бездарно растраченные на «Фарватер» средства и повторить операцию уже за свой счёт.

Лукьянов Александр Николаевич  
обложка книги Summer of Night Summer of Night

In the summer of 1960 in Elm Haven, Illinois, a sinister being is stalking the town's children, and when a long-silent bell peals in the middle of the night, the townfolk know it marks the end of innocence.


Bram Stoker (nominee) 


"An American nightmare with scares, suspense, and a sweet, surprising nostalgia, one of those rare must-read books. I am in awe of Dan Simmons."

Stephen King

Simmons Dan  
обложка книги Song of Kali Song of Kali

When Song of Kali was published in 1985, Dan Simmons was virtually unknown, having published only a few short stories. But this sharp, vivid novel struck a raw nerve. A startled and amazed readership could only gasp in wonder and horror at the apparent ease with which the author made readers feel that they were living the nightmarish reality he so potently conveyed in the pages of this blood-curdling novel.

Here is Calcutta, perhaps the foulest and most crime-ridden city in the world: filthy, stench-ridden, crawling with vermin both human and otherwise, possessed of evils so vile that they beggar description.

In this steaming, fetid cradle of chaos, the ordeal of an American man and his family plays out, moment by moment, page by page, in a novel so truly frightening that otherwise jaded readers will quail in fear at its gut-wrenching finale.

One of the great masterpieces of horror of this century, Song of Kali will leave an indelible imprint on your soul. Once you read it, you'll never forget it. . . . Never.

Simmons Dan  
обложка книги Soultaker Soultaker

Rockville, TN, seems like a normal small town. But in reality it-s become a nest of evil, the home of the Lamia, an ancient shape-shifting creature that survives by harvesting souls through seduction and manipulation. The Lamia has managed to enslave many of the young men in town, and many of the young women have become her priestesses.

Smith Bryan  
обложка книги Snuff Fiction Snuff Fiction

With all the hassle smokers get nowadays, it's hardly worth it. It's time to move on to something else. Something which doesn't bother anybody else.Yes, snuff is about to make its biggest ever comeback. And the guy who came up with that one is going to be a very wealthy individual.

Rankin Robert  
обложка книги Sex and Drugs and Sausage Rolls Sex and Drugs and Sausage Rolls

This is the anarchic comedy of one man who realizes his secret ambition to get into the music industry - managing a band called Gandhi's Hairdryer, but he's soon to find out something very odd about the band - something other-worldly.

Rankin Robert Brentford Series  
обложка книги Sigma Draconis Sigma Draconis

Un’epoca lontana, Un Mondo profondamente diverso dal nostro tranne che per un particolare: le Donne devono lottare per la salvezza loro e del pianeta. È una razza che sembra schiava di abitudini Sessuali molto particolari… Da Eleanor ARNASON, che è stratadefinita la "Ursula Le Guin" degli anni novanta.

Arnason Eleanor  
обложка книги Sunshine Sunshine

A new direction for an already successful fantasy author.

They took her clothes and sneakers. They dressed her in a long red gown. And they shackled her to the wall of an abandoned mansion-within easy reach of a figure stirring in the moonlight.

She knows that it is a vampire.

She knows that she's to be his dinner, and that when he is finished with her, she will be dead. Yet, when light breaks, she finds that he has not attempted to harm her. And now it is he who needs her to help him survive the day...


Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature (nominee) 

McKinley Robin  
обложка книги Sunshine Sunshine

A new direction for an already successful fantasy author.

They took her clothes and sneakers. They dressed her in a long red gown. And they shackled her to the wall of an abandoned mansion-within easy reach of a figure stirring in the moonlight.

She knows that it is a vampire.

She knows that she's to be his dinner, and that when he is finished with her, she will be dead. Yet, when light breaks, she finds that he has not attempted to harm her. And now it is he who needs her to help him survive the day...


Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature (nominee) 

McKinley Robin  
Somewhere In Time Зислис Михаил  
обложка книги Seeing Redd Seeing Redd Beddor Frank  
Shadow Kiss

Is Rose's fate to kill the person she loves most? It's springtime at St. Vladimir's Academy, and Rose Hathaway is this close to graduation. Since Mason's death, Rose hasn't been feeling quite right. She has dark flashbacks in the middle of practice, can't concentrate in class, and has terrifying dreams about Lissa. But Rose has an even bigger secret…. She's in love with Dimitri. And this time, it-s way more than a crush. Then Strigoi target the academy in the deadliest attack in Moroi history, and Dimitri is taken. Rose must protect Lissa at all costs, but keeping her best friend safe could mean losing Dimitri forever…

Mead Richelle Vampire Academy  
Suffer the little children King Stephen Nightmares and Dreamscapes  
She Харитонов Михаил  
обложка книги Su altri piani Su altri piani

L’antologia è composta da racconti legati da un filo conduttore descritto nel primo racconto che fa da introduzione agli altri. L’opera trae spunto dalla possibilità di spostarsi in dimensioni parallele, detti piani, e rappresenta una specie di diario di viaggio narrato in prima persona dall’autrice stessa come se fossero esperienze vissute in prima persona o riferite da autentici conoscenti. Ogni dimensione offre spunto per la descrizione di una realtà fantastica ed affascinante, spesso rappresentazione allegorica e satirica della nostra, ma sempre ricca di poesia, sul filone de I viaggi di Gulliver di Jonathan Swift.

Le Guin Ursula K Narrativa Nord  
обложка книги Ósmy krąg piekieł Ósmy krąg piekieł

Średniowieczny inkwizytor, Modest Münch, podczas brawurowego egzorcyzmu zostaje z środka lasu przeniesiony w XXI wiek. Znajduje go poszukiwacz tajemniczego meteorytu. Początkowo Modest jest uznawany za zbiegłego z planu filmowego aktora, wariata, wyjątkowo biegłego w historii pasjonata. Jednak szczegółowe badanie mózgu, siatki pojęciowej, dowodzi, że nasz bohater rzeczywiście mówi i myśli wyłącznie w średniowiecznej łacinie i niemieckim, a świat jest dwujęzyczny: obok regionalnych języków (tutaj j. polski) wszyscy posługują się językiem uniwersalnym. Gdy eksperymentalnie potwierdzona zostaje jego znajomość topografii średniowiecznego klasztoru, nikt nie ma wątpliwości: inkwizytor rzeczywiście odbył podróż w czasie.

Dla osób z XXI wieku jest to ciekawostka, ale dla Modesta — dowód na istnienie piekła. Urocza opowiastka pokazuje nam jak bardzo świat zmienił się soboru w Trydencie. Ciekawie napisana, szybko opowiadana historia średniowiecznego mnicha to świetny pomysł na długi zimowy wieczór. Tylko ostrożnie: może się przeciągnąć do rana!

ń Krzysztof  
обложка книги Shadow’s Lure Shadow’s Lure Sprunk Jon Shadow  
обложка книги Seventy-Two Letters Seventy-Two Letters Chiang Ted  
обложка книги Skin Medicine Skin Medicine Curran Tim  
обложка книги Swords Against Death Swords Against Death

Swords Against Death is a fantasy short story collection by Fritz Leiber featuring his sword and sorcery heroes Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. It is chronologically the second volume in the complete seven volume edition of the collected stories devoted to the characters.

The Fafhrd and Gray Mouser stories follow the lives of two larcenous but likable rogues as they adventure across the fantasy world of Nehwon. The pieces in Swords Against Death follow the duo as they shake the dust of Lankhmar from their feet in the wake of the deaths their of their first loves. There follow a miscellaneous series of adventures from their wanderings.

Leiber Fritz Fafhrd and Gray Mouser  
обложка книги Swords Against Death Swords Against Death

Swords Against Death is a fantasy short story collection by Fritz Leiber featuring his sword and sorcery heroes Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. It is chronologically the second volume in the complete seven volume edition of the collected stories devoted to the characters.

The Fafhrd and Gray Mouser stories follow the lives of two larcenous but likable rogues as they adventure across the fantasy world of Nehwon. The pieces in Swords Against Death follow the duo as they shake the dust of Lankhmar from their feet in the wake of the deaths their of their first loves. There follow a miscellaneous series of adventures from their wanderings.

Leiber Fritz Fafhrd and Gray Mouser  
обложка книги Swords and Deviltry Swords and Deviltry

Swords and Deviltry is a fantasy short story collection by Fritz Leiber featuring his sword and sorcery heroes Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. It is chronologically the first volume in the complete seven volume edition of the collected stories devoted to the characters.

The Fafhrd and Gray Mouser stories follow the lives of two larcenous but likable rogues as they adventure across the fantasy world of Nehwon. The pieces in Swords and Deviltry introduce the duo and their relationship, present incidents from their early lives in which they meet their first lady-loves, and relate how afterwards in the city of Lankhmar the two met and allied themselves with each other, and lost their first loves through their defiance of the local Thieves' Guild.

Leiber Fritz Fafhrd and Gray Mouser  
обложка книги Swords and Deviltry Swords and Deviltry

Swords and Deviltry is a fantasy short story collection by Fritz Leiber featuring his sword and sorcery heroes Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. It is chronologically the first volume in the complete seven volume edition of the collected stories devoted to the characters.

The Fafhrd and Gray Mouser stories follow the lives of two larcenous but likable rogues as they adventure across the fantasy world of Nehwon. The pieces in Swords and Deviltry introduce the duo and their relationship, present incidents from their early lives in which they meet their first lady-loves, and relate how afterwards in the city of Lankhmar the two met and allied themselves with each other, and lost their first loves through their defiance of the local Thieves' Guild.

Leiber Fritz Fafhrd and Gray Mouser  
обложка книги Swords and Ice Magic Swords and Ice Magic

Swords and Ice Magic is a fantasy short story collection by Fritz Leiber featuring his sword and sorcery heroes Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. It is chronologically the sixth volume in the complete seven volume edition of the collected stories devoted to the characters.

The Fafhrd and Gray Mouser stories follow the lives of two larcenous but likable rogues as they adventure across the fantasy world of Nehwon. In Swords and Ice Magic the duo face a series of challenges from Death of greater or lesser subtlety, the pique of deities they formerly worshiped whose names they now rarely even take in vain, a voyage to the strange equatorial ocean of Nehwon, and recruitment to succor Nehwon's Iceland, the legendary Rime Isle, menaced by Sea Mingols and a pair of refugee gods.

Leiber Fritz Fafhrd and Gray Mouser  
обложка книги Swords and Ice Magic Swords and Ice Magic

Swords and Ice Magic is a fantasy short story collection by Fritz Leiber featuring his sword and sorcery heroes Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. It is chronologically the sixth volume in the complete seven volume edition of the collected stories devoted to the characters.

The Fafhrd and Gray Mouser stories follow the lives of two larcenous but likable rogues as they adventure across the fantasy world of Nehwon. In Swords and Ice Magic the duo face a series of challenges from Death of greater or lesser subtlety, the pique of deities they formerly worshiped whose names they now rarely even take in vain, a voyage to the strange equatorial ocean of Nehwon, and recruitment to succor Nehwon's Iceland, the legendary Rime Isle, menaced by Sea Mingols and a pair of refugee gods.

Leiber Fritz Fafhrd and Gray Mouser  
обложка книги Swords in the Mist Swords in the Mist

Swords in the Mist is a fantasy short story collection by Fritz Leiber featuring his sword and sorcery heroes Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. It is chronologically the third volume in the complete seven volume edition of the collected stories devoted to the characters.

The Fafhrd and Gray Mouser stories follow the lives of two larcenous but likable rogues as they adventure across the fantasy world of Nehwon. In Swords in the Mist the duo confronts the mystically concentrated hate of the citizens of Lankhmar, go their separate ways during a period of hard times, the Mouser becoming an enforcement thug and Fafhrd an acolyte of a newly introduced religion, recuperate after their reconciliation with a sea voyage, invade the boudoir of an absent sea deity, traverse a passage to another world, and there undertake a bizarre quest to the Castle Mist.

Leiber Fritz Fafhrd and Gray Mouser  
обложка книги Swords in the Mist Swords in the Mist

Swords in the Mist is a fantasy short story collection by Fritz Leiber featuring his sword and sorcery heroes Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. It is chronologically the third volume in the complete seven volume edition of the collected stories devoted to the characters.

The Fafhrd and Gray Mouser stories follow the lives of two larcenous but likable rogues as they adventure across the fantasy world of Nehwon. In Swords in the Mist the duo confronts the mystically concentrated hate of the citizens of Lankhmar, go their separate ways during a period of hard times, the Mouser becoming an enforcement thug and Fafhrd an acolyte of a newly introduced religion, recuperate after their reconciliation with a sea voyage, invade the boudoir of an absent sea deity, traverse a passage to another world, and there undertake a bizarre quest to the Castle Mist.

Leiber Fritz Fafhrd and Gray Mouser  
Solidarity Wiliams Walter Jon  
обложка книги Shuttered Sky Shuttered Sky

It began innocently enough: six children conceived at exact moment that the star Mentaras-H went supernova—

The Explosion transformed their souls into living star fragments. It also conferred upon each of them a unique but mysterious powera power that until they learned its secret masqueraded as a warping disfigurement. For some, it was physical. For others, it was emotional. But for all six, it meant one thing: their lives would never be the same.

In time they unlocked the secret of their power. Their gifts brought them incredible riches and attention. Once despised for their deformities, they would come to be worshipedand feared—as gods. But with unlimited power would come the temptation to abuse it, and—in a desperate struggle for supremacy—the risk of turning against one another like hungry wolves.

But only now will the true cost of their gifts be revealed.

A new and terrifying force has been loosed in the universe. It infects an alien world like a rampaging virus. When the inhabitants of the doomed world are forced to flee, they must conquer and colonize a new world.

Their choice: Earth.

Only one power exists that could conceivably prevent the extermination of the human race: the Star Shards. But only if the six put aside their titanic egos and join forces.

WELCOME TO JUDGMENT DAY.

Шустерман Нил Scorpion Shards  
обложка книги Star Fortress Star Fortress

The brutal war enters its final, annihilating phase in this, the sixth book of the Doom Star Series.

Guided by their inhuman logic, the cyborgs maneuver new planet-wreckers, Lurkers and secretive drone fleets into position. Waiting for the word are massed stealth-capsules, ready to fire cyborg drop-troops onto selected planets, moons and habitats. This time the assaults won’t stop until the cyborgs conquer the Solar System.

Highborn Grand Admiral Cassius has a deadly new weapon and a plan to defeat the terrible enemy. First, he must assassinate Supreme Commander James Hawthorne, his former ally. Then he will marshal the leaderless Homo sapiens under him, gaining unity of command with Highborn and Humans alike, hoping to lead them to victory with his strategic brilliance.

Meanwhile, Marten Kluge learns a secret that could change everything. Unfortunately, he is trapped on Earth, a pawn in a growing civil war.

Heppner Vaughn Doom Star  
обложка книги Sword Art Online. Том 5 Sword Art Online. Том 5

Версия текста от 03.06.12. Последнюю версию можно найти на http://ushwood.narod.ru/sao/sao.html

Кавахара Рэки  
обложка книги Sword Art Online. Том 5 Sword Art Online. Том 5

Версия текста от 03.06.12. Последнюю версию можно найти на http://ushwood.narod.ru/sao/sao.html

Кавахара Рэки  
обложка книги Sympathy For the Devil Sympathy For the Devil

 Продолжение культового романа Льва Рыжкова "Метро". На это раз читайте исповедь прислужника Сатаны.

Рыжков Лев  
обложка книги Screamer Screamer Halstead Jason Vitalis  
обложка книги Sonata senza accompagnamento Sonata senza accompagnamento

Ci sono utopie della speranza e utopie tecnologiche, utopie della ragione e utopie organizzative, ma qui c’è per l’umanità un mondo felice e perfettamente funzionante con mezzi che non sono solo senza precedenti ma positivamente spaventosi. La cosa che fa venire i brividi di questo nuovo concetto politico presentato qui da Orson Scott Card (uno dei più grossi talenti emersi negli ultimi anni in America) è che potrebbe funzionare sul serio.

Card Orson Scott  
Star Wars: Дарт Бейн - Династия зла Карпишин Дрю  
Star Wars: Дрт Бейн - Путь разрушения Карпишин Дрю  
Star Wars: Дарт Бэйн - Правило двух Карпишин Дрю  
обложка книги Something Deadly This Way Comes Something Deadly This Way Comes

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 Sign of the Cross Sign of the Cross Kuzneski Chris Payne and Jones  
обложка книги Sword of God Sword of God Kuzneski Chris Payne and Jones  
обложка книги Setkání s Rámou Setkání s Rámou

Román klasika světové sci-fi nás zavede do roku 2131, kdy lidstvo kolonizovalo už několik planet a setkává se s kosmickou lodí vyspělé mimozemské civilizace.

Clarke Arthur C Rama  
обложка книги Shades of Grey Shades of Grey

This inventive fantasy from bestseller Fforde (The Eyre Affair) imagines a screwball future in which social castes and protocols are rigidly defined by acuteness of personal color perception. Centuries after the cryptically cataclysmic Something That Happened, a Colortocracy, founded on the inflexible absolutes of the chromatic scale, rules the world. Amiable Eddie Russett, a young Red, is looking forward to marrying a notch up on the palette and settling down to a complacent bourgeois life. But after meeting Jane G-23, a rebellious working-class Grey, and a discredited, invisible historian known as the Apocryphal man, Eddie finds himself questioning the hitherto sacred foundations of the status quo. En route to finding out what turned things topsy-turvy, Eddie navigates a vividly imagined landscape whose every facet is steeped in the author's remarkably detailed color scheme. Sometimes, though, it's hard to see the story for the chromotechnics.

Fforde Jasper  
обложка книги Swords of Mars Swords of Mars Burroughs Edgar Rice Barsoom series  
обложка книги Synthetic Men of Mars Synthetic Men of Mars Burroughs Edgar Rice Barsoom series  
обложка книги Skeleton Men of Jupiter Skeleton Men of Jupiter Burroughs Edgar Rice Barsoom series  
обложка книги Solaris Solaris

Solaris to najsłynniejsza powieść Lema - od niej poczyna się jego światowy rozgłos. W swoim gatunku zajmuje ona miejsce, jakiego nie dostąpiło bodaj żadne inne polskie dzieło literackie: uważana jest za utwór klasyczny, wymieniana w najbardziej podstawowych kompendiach dotyczących literatury science fiction - obok dzieł Wellsa, Stapledona czy Dicka. Solaris zawdzięcza zapewne swoje powodzenie niezwykle udatnemu zespoleniu potraktowanej serio problematyki kontaktu z pełną emocji, romantyczną akcją. Kinowe adaptacje powieści wywołały spory. I Andriej Tarkowski (1973), i Steven Soderbergh (2003) zrealizowali filmy znacznie odbiegające od literackiego pierwowzoru. Po drugiej ekranizacji głos w sprawie przesłania książki zabrał sam pisarz: „Science fiction zakłada niemal zawsze, że jeżeli nawet Inny, którego spotykamy, prowadzi jakąś grę, to my jej reguły prędzej czy później zrozumiemy [...]. Ja natomiast pragnąłem zamurować wszystkie ścieżki rozumowania wiodące do uczłowieczenia Istoty, jaką jest solaryjski ocean, aby się okazało, ze kontakt z nią nie daje się zrealizować na sposób międzyludzki, choć równocześnie w jakiś dziwny, inny sposób zachodzi”.

Lem ław  
обложка книги Solaris Solaris

Solaris to najsłynniejsza powieść Lema - od niej poczyna się jego światowy rozgłos. W swoim gatunku zajmuje ona miejsce, jakiego nie dostąpiło bodaj żadne inne polskie dzieło literackie: uważana jest za utwór klasyczny, wymieniana w najbardziej podstawowych kompendiach dotyczących literatury science fiction - obok dzieł Wellsa, Stapledona czy Dicka. Solaris zawdzięcza zapewne swoje powodzenie niezwykle udatnemu zespoleniu potraktowanej serio problematyki kontaktu z pełną emocji, romantyczną akcją. Kinowe adaptacje powieści wywołały spory. I Andriej Tarkowski (1973), i Steven Soderbergh (2003) zrealizowali filmy znacznie odbiegające od literackiego pierwowzoru. Po drugiej ekranizacji głos w sprawie przesłania książki zabrał sam pisarz: „Science fiction zakłada niemal zawsze, że jeżeli nawet Inny, którego spotykamy, prowadzi jakąś grę, to my jej reguły prędzej czy później zrozumiemy [...]. Ja natomiast pragnąłem zamurować wszystkie ścieżki rozumowania wiodące do uczłowieczenia Istoty, jaką jest solaryjski ocean, aby się okazało, ze kontakt z nią nie daje się zrealizować na sposób międzyludzki, choć równocześnie w jakiś dziwny, inny sposób zachodzi”.

Lem ław  
обложка книги SMALL FAVOR SMALL FAVOR

Book Ten of the Dresden FilesJim says, "Small Favor. Because, y'know, Harry still owes two."No one's tried to kill Harry Dresden for almost an entire year, and his life finally seems to be calming down. For once, the future looks fairly bright. But the past casts one hell of a long shadow.An old bargain has placed Harry in debt to Mab, monarch of the Winter Court of the Sidhe, the Queen of Air and Darkness-and she's calling in her marker. It's a small favor he can't refuse…one that will trap Harry Dresden between a nightmarish foe and an equally deadly ally, and one that will strain his skills-and loyalties-to their very limits.It figures. Everything was going too well to last…

Butcher Jim The Dresden Files  
обложка книги SMALL FAVOR SMALL FAVOR

Book Ten of the Dresden FilesJim says, "Small Favor. Because, y'know, Harry still owes two."No one's tried to kill Harry Dresden for almost an entire year, and his life finally seems to be calming down. For once, the future looks fairly bright. But the past casts one hell of a long shadow.An old bargain has placed Harry in debt to Mab, monarch of the Winter Court of the Sidhe, the Queen of Air and Darkness-and she's calling in her marker. It's a small favor he can't refuse…one that will trap Harry Dresden between a nightmarish foe and an equally deadly ally, and one that will strain his skills-and loyalties-to their very limits.It figures. Everything was going too well to last…

Butcher Jim The Dresden Files  
обложка книги S.T.A.L.K.E.R. ...жизнь - гарантирована... S.T.A.L.K.E.R. ...жизнь - гарантирована...

 «S.T.A.L.K.E.R. ...жизнь – гарантируем…» - продолжение повести «S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Удача под контролем».

Настоящие повести ни в коем случае не должны рассматриваться, в качестве самостоятельного произведения. Они являются полностью производными от замечательной игры «С.Т.А.Л.К.Е.Р – Тени Чернобыля». В них встречаются текстовые фрагменты прямо заимствованные из игры, они иллюстрированы снимками с экрана, сделанными во время прохождения игры. События привязаны к картам игрового пространства. Использованы также имена персонажей из других литературных сочинений по мотивам игры и ссылки на сюжетные линии этих сочинений.

Автор убедительно просит не расценивать это как плагиат, а считать намеренным приёмом для наибольшего приближения содержания и формы повестей к сюжету и общему стилю игры.

Автор просит возможных критиков учесть, что повести были преднамеренно написаны в развлекательном жанре, сознательно рассчитаны на «разовое» прочтение «от нечего делать» в вагоне или на пляже и никоим образом не претендуют на серьёзное к ним отношение.

Автор хотел бы, пользуясь случаем, поблагодарить создателей игры за доставленное от прохождения «С.Т.А.Л.К.Е.Р.а» удовольствие и пожелать им многочисленных дальнейших успехов.


Лукьянов Александр Николаевич  
обложка книги Sargassowa planeta Sargassowa planeta

Dan Thorson był świeżo upieczonym absolwentem akademii kształcącej obsługę statków kosmicznych. Jednak nie trafił na statek żadnej z prestiżowych kompanii handlowych. Komputer zaoferował mu los wolnego pośrednika.

Będąc najmłodszym członkiem załogi statku „Królowa Słońca”, Dan trafia na planetę z tajemniczą przeszłością by rozwiać mroki jej teraźniejszości.

Norton Andre Królowa Słońca  
обложка книги Surface Detail Surface Detail

It begins in the realm of the Real, where matter still matters.

It begins with a murder.

And it will not end until the Culture has gone to war with death itself.

Lededje Y'breq is one of the Intagliated, her marked body bearing witness to a family shame, her life belonging to a man whose lust for power is without limit. Prepared to risk everything for her freedom, her release, when it comes, is at a price, and to put things right she will need the help of the Culture.

Benevolent, enlightened and almost infinitely resourceful though it may be, the Culture can only do so much for any individual. With the assistance of one of its most powerful — and arguably deranged — warships, Lededje finds herself heading into a combat zone not even sure which side the Culture is really on. A war — brutal, far-reaching — is already raging within the digital realms that store the souls of the dead, and it's about to erupt into reality.

It started in the realm of the Real and that is where it will end. It will touch countless lives and affect entire civilizations, but at the center of it all is a young woman whose need for revenge masks another motive altogether.

SURFACE DETAIL is Iain M. Banks' new Culture novel, a breathtaking achievement from a writer whose body of work is without parallel in the modern history of science fiction.

Banks Iain M , Culture  
обложка книги Samotny Samotny

Samotny i nieszczęśliwy Mikael Lind z Ludzi Lodu przez całe życie poddawał się woli innych. Kiedy zmuszono go do poślubienia bogobojnej katoliczki Anette, a następnie wysłano na wojnę, znalazł się na skraju przepaści. Ostatecznym ciosem było spotkanie w obcym kraju tajemniczej, odzianej w czerń kobiety…

Sandemo Margit  
обложка книги Stalker Stalker

Des Visiteurs sont venus sur Terre. Sortis d’on ne sait où,ils sont repartis sans crier gare. Dans la Zone qu’ils ont occupéependant des années sans jamais correspondreavec les hommes, ils ont laissé traînerdes objets de toutes sortes. Objets-pièges. Objets-bombes. Objets-miracles. Objets que les stalkers viennent pillerau risque de leur vie,comme une bande de fourmis coloniseraitsans rien y comprendre les détritus abandonnéspar des pique-niqueurs au bord d’un chemin. Les hommes ne sont-ils doncque des fourmis pour les Visiteurs ? De ce roman étonnant, le cinéaste soviétique Tarkovskya tiré un film admirable.

Strougatski Arkadi, Strougatski Boris  
обложка книги Shadows of Amn Shadows of Amn

Bhaal is dead!

But his disciples want to bring him back. The blood of the god of murder runs through his children, and bad blood attracts bad people.

Shadow thieves, vampires, ninjas, and rockworms run rampant on the Sword Coast in the action-packed novelization of the Baldur's Gate II computer game from BioWare and Interplay.

Этанс Филип Врата Балдура  
Sirinita’s Dragon Watt-Evans Lawrence  
обложка книги Satikšanās Satikšanās enko Ivans  
обложка книги Słoneczny nurek Słoneczny nurek

Żadna z obdarzonych inteligencją ras wszechświata nie przetrwała bez przewodnictwa opiekunów - żadna, z wyjątkiem ludzkosci. Ale jeśli w zamierzchłej przeszłości nasi opiekunowie rozpoczęli wspomaganie rasy ludzkiej, to dlaczego nas porzucili?

Ekspedycja Słoneczny Nurek przygotowuje się w grotach okrążającego Słońce Merkurego na najdonoślejszą wyprawę w historii ludzkości. Ta wyprawa do wrzącego piekła Słońca ma odkryć nasze ostateczne przeznaczenie w kosmicznym porządku życia.

Brin David Wspomaganie  
обложка книги Slimer Slimer

Three young couples carrying Ј200,000 of drugs to Morocco are marooned on the North Sea when their boat explodes. They end up on a Brinkstone oil rig, but there is no drilling equipment and no crew. They soon discover the place is a secret genetic laboratory set up because Lloyd J Brinkstone, the billionaire owner of the oil rig wanted to give something back to the world. He firmly believes that the world will end in nuclear fire, and thus hired a team of microbiologists to develop a gene that would enable man to adapt instantly to his new environment. Needless to say, it all doesn't work as expected and it all ends up with a genetically altered shark who wanders about eating people, absorbing their personalities and imitating their physical appearances. Gradually the six get whittled down and the beast designed to be invulnerable seems to be just that.

Knight Harry Adam  
обложка книги Sajaukti telefona vadi Sajaukti telefona vadi

sajaukti telefona vadi

FANTASTIKAS DISPLEJS

Alfrēds Besters

Besters ēds  
обложка книги Stepfordi feleségek Stepfordi feleségek

Joanna és férje, Walter számára rendkívüli élményt jelentett Stepfordba költözni. Az idillikusnak tűnő kisváros azonban borzalmas titkot rejt… oly megrázó titkot, mellyel ha egyszer szembesül valaki, már soha többé nem lesz az, aki korábban volt. Ira Levin két alkalommal is elnyerte a krimiírók Edgar Allan Poe díját. Jelen regényéből pedig Nicole Kidman főszereplésével készült azonos című film.

Levin Ira  
обложка книги Star Trek: The Original Series: The Rings of Time Star Trek: The Original Series: The Rings of Time

2020 The U.S.S. Lewis & Clark, under the command of Colonel Shaun Christopher, sets off on humanity’s first manned mission to Saturn. But the unexpected presence of a stowaway complicates the mission — as does a startling encounter with an alien probe. But when Colonel Christopher attempts to capture the probe, he suddenly finds himself transported across time and space to a future era of space exploration…

Stardate 7103.4 The U.S.S. Enterprise responds to an urgent distress call from a mining colony orbiting Klondike VI, a ringed gas giant not unlike Saturn. For unknown reasons, the planet’s rings are coming apart, threatening the safety of the colony and its inhabitants. Searching for a way to avert the disaster, Captain James T. Kirk and his crew investigate a mysterious alien probe that has just entered the system. But when the probe is beamed aboard, Kirk abruptly finds himself floating in space above Saturn, wearing an old-fashioned NASA spacesuit, with the Enterprise nowhere in sight…

Two missions. Two crews. And a time-twisting crisis that spans the centuries…

Cox Greg  
обложка книги Shadow Ops: Control Point Shadow Ops: Control Point

Army Officer. Fugitive. Sorcerer.


Across the country and in every nation, people are waking up with magical talents. Untrained and panicked, they summon storms, raise the dead, and set everything they touch ablaze.


Army officer Oscar Britton sees the worst of it. A lieutenant attached to the military's Supernatural Operations Corps, his mission is to bring order to a world gone mad. Then he abruptly manifests a rare and prohibited magical power, transforming him overnight from government agent to public enemy number one.


The SOC knows how to handle this kind of situation: hunt him down-and take him out. Driven into an underground shadow world, Britton is about to learn that magic has changed all the rules he's ever known, and that his life isn't the only thing he's fighting for.

Cole Myke Shadow Ops  
обложка книги Shadowmage Shadowmage Sprange Matthew Twilight of Kerberos  
обложка книги Sundance Sundance Silverberg Robert  
обложка книги Starrise at Corrivale Starrise at Corrivale

Gabriel Connor is up against it. Expelled from the Concord Marines and exiled in disgrace, he's offered one last chance by the Concord to redeem himself. All it involves is gambling his life in a vicious game of death.

Duane Diane Harbinger  
обложка книги Storm at Eldala Storm at Eldala

As Gabriel Connor and his companion Enda scratch out a living among the more dangerous stars of The Verge, they stumble upon an astonishing revelation from out of the depths of time.

Duane Diane Harbinger  
обложка книги Scanned by Highroller Scanned by Highroller

Son of the Tree begins with the arrival of Joe Smith on the planet Kyril, so distant that Earth is but a myth. Kyril is dominated by a religious aristocracy called "Druids", who rule over the five billon commoner "Laity", and who control worship of the "Tree of Life" – a huge tree with a trunk five miles in diameter, and height of twelve miles. The Druids are xenophobic, and consider Joe to be a spy. For unknown reasons, he is befriended by Hableyat, a native of the world of Mangtse, self-admitted spy who finds him a job as a chauffer for Druid Princess Elfane.

After witnessing a murder committed by Princess Elfane's lover Manaolo, Joe Smith flees Kyril on the spaceship Belsaurion bound for the world Ballenkarch, his original destination – only to find that his fellow passengers include Hableyat, Manaolo and Princess Elfane, and that he is caught up as a pawn in a complex three-way political plot between the opposing worlds. Surviving a couple of murder attempts and puzzling over the intentions of Hableyat and Princess Elfane, he arrives on Ballenkarch, where he finds to his surprise that the earthman he was seeking has made himself ruling prince, with the woman he left behind on Earth as his princess. However, his biggest surprise is yet to come, when he discovers the horrific true nature of the so-called "Tree of Life".

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Вэнс Джон Холбрук  
обложка книги Stands a Shadow Stands a Shadow Buchanan Col Heart of the World  
обложка книги Suicide Kings Suicide Kings Martin George RR Wild Cards  
обложка книги Star Wars: Меч Тьмы Star Wars: Меч Тьмы

 Давным-давно в далекой Галактике...

После битвы на Эндоре, когда пошатнулась Галактическая Империя, прошло восемь лет. Восстановлена Республика, а на планете Йавин IV основана школа рыцарей-джедаев. Побежден один из самых опасных врагов - гранд-адмирал Траун, но где-то скрывается адмирал Даала, собирающая силы для решающего удара по хрупкому миру. А в противостояние Империи и Республики вмешивается третья сила - могущественная раса хаттов, создавшая новое сверхоружие - Меч Тьмы...

Люк Скайуокер и принцесса Лейя Органа, Хэн Соло и верный Чубакка, неразлучные роботы Ц-З ПО и Р2Д2, имперские военачальники и хитроумный хатт Дурга - в новых битвах Звездных Войн!

Андерсон Кевин  
обложка книги Star Wars: Планета-бродяга Star Wars: Планета-бродяга

Прошло три года после- войны на планете Набу и смерти рьщаря-джедая Куай-Гон Джинна - учителя Оби-Вана Кенноби и Анакина Скайуокера. Великая сила мощно проявляется в Анакине... настолько, что Совет джедаев считает мальчика Избранным, тем, кто принесетдолгожданное равновесие, как предсказывал его первый учитель. Анакин Скайуокер, которому исполнилось двенадцать лет, в поисках равновесия мира отправляется в полное приключений путешествие к самому дальнему пределу изученной части Галактики, Но сначала Анакину нужно найти равновесие в собственном сердце...

Будущий создатель ДИ-истребителей и Звезды Смерти, конструктор и дизайнер космических кораблей Райт Сейнар и пока ещё командор Уилхуфф Таркин, отчаянный Оби-Ван Кенноби и коварный хозяин Торговой Федерации Нуте Гунрай и многие другие в легендарной эпохе Звездных Войн, когда призрачная угроза становится вполне реальной, а Война Клонов еще , не началась!..

Бир Грег  
обложка книги Star Wars: Эпизод I. Призрачная угроза Star Wars: Эпизод I. Призрачная угроза

 В бесплодных пустынях и на полузаброшенных космодромах, в огромных океанических мегаполисах и в темных глубинах Вселенной разворачивается действие саги о добре и зле, о верности и предательстве, о могуществе магии и жажде власти. Наконец - то история, захватившая воображение миллионов людей, обращается к тому времени, которое проливает свет на ее истинные истоки, - к моменту рождения легенды звездных войн...

Брукс Терри  
Shiver

For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human... until the cold makes him shift back again.

Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human—or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.

Стифватер Мэгги  
обложка книги Sturmwarnung Sturmwarnung

Extreme Temperaturschwankungen und Klimaverschiebungen bestimmten das Wetter zum Ende des 20. Jahrhunderts. Nach wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen markiert dieser Trend nur den Anfang eines bevorstehenden klimatischen Albtraums: Steht uns ein Sturm von unvorstellbarer Macht und Zerstörungswut bevor? Durch die zunehmende globale Erderwärmung kommt es zu einer Verschiebung der Meeresströme, die nachfolgend zu einem dramatischen Klimawandel in vielen Teilen der Welt führt, was sich in verheerenden Unwettern und Naturkatastrophen auswirkt. Art Bell und Whitley Strieber, zwei der führenden amerikanischen Untersucher unerklärlicher Phänomene, entwerfen in ihrem New-York-Times-Bestseller Sturmwarnung ein Katastrophenszenario, das ausgehend von der globalen Erderwärmung entsetzliche Konsequenzen für die Erdbevölkerung hätte. Sie erklären diese Szenarios mit ihrem wissenschaftlichen Hintergrund und versuchen dabei, auch Lösungsvorschläge zu bieten.

Regisseur Roland Emmerich, der sich mit Independence Day als Meister des Katastrophenfilms erwiesen hat, drehte inspiriert von diesem Buch seinen Event-Blockbuster The Day After Tomorrow.


Die Autoren

Art Bell ist einer der bekanntesten Radiomoderatoren Amerikas. Mehr als 15 Millionen Hörer verfolgen seine Latenight-Sendungen wie Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell oder Dreamland, in denen er sich mit Themen wie Ufos, Regierungsverschwörungen, Todeserfahrungen und sonstigen unerklärlichen Phänomenen beschäftigt.

Whitley Strieber ist der Bestsellerautor von über 20 Büchern, darunter Horrorromane wie Der Kuss des Todes, Wolfsblut oder Die Besucher. Neben seinem Beruf als Autor moderiert er mit Art Bell seine eigene Radiosendung Dreamland. Whitley Strieber lebt mit seiner Frau in San Antonio, Texas.

Bell Art  
Shadowland

Ever and Damen have traveled through countless past lives—and fought off the world's darkest enemies—so they could be together forever. But just as their long-awaited destiny is finally within reach, a powerful curse falls upon Damen...one that could destroy everything. Now a single touch of their hands or a soft brush of their lips could mean sudden death—plunging Damen into a bleak afterlife in the Shadowland, an eternal abyss for lost souls. Desperate to break the curse and save Damen, Ever immerses herself in magick—and gets help from an unexpected source...Jude Knight. Although she and Jude have only just met, he feels startlingly familiar. Despite her fierce loyalty to Damen, Ever is drawn to Jude, a green-eyed golden boy with magical talents and a mysterious past. She's always believed Damen to be her soul mate and one true love—and she still believes it to be true. But as Damen pulls away to save them from the darkness inhabiting his soul, Ever's connection with Jude grows stronger—and tests her love for Damen like never before...

Ноэль Элисон Immortals  
обложка книги Strip search Strip search Bernhardt William Susan Pulaski  
обложка книги Starplex Starplex

Canadian author Robert J. Sawyer offers an epic hard-science space adventure full of technical descriptions of starships and physics tempered by human concerns. In the twenty-first century, the human race has both developed faster-than-light travel and contacted nonhuman intelligent races. Starplex, under the command of Keith Lansing, is one of the contact makers. Lansing faces hostile crew members, the personal and cultural idiosyncracies of nonhumans, the problems of first contact, and a marriage that may be deteriorating. Scientists on the Starplex study the mysterious artificial wormholes that make space travel routine and convenient. Then the wormholes’ creators appear, and the scientists must understand and communicate with them to save the galaxy.

Sawyer Robert J  
обложка книги Strange Angels Strange Angels

Dru Anderson has what her grandmother called 'the touch. (Comes in handy when you're traveling from town to town with your dad, hunting ghosts, suckers, wulfen, and the occasional zombie.)

Then her dad turns up dead — but still walking — and Dru knows she's next. Even worse, she's got two guys hungry for her affections, and they're not about to let the fiercely independent Dru go it alone. Will Dru discover just how special she really is before coming face-to-fang with whatever — or whoever — is hunting her?

St Crow Lili Strange Angels  
обложка книги Strani occhi Strani occhi

Se avete una bella faccia, o un bel paio di gambe, o un seno rifatto, potete entrare nel grande show del 2000. Se avete umiltà e pazienza potete prestare la vostra bocca — o qualunque altra parte del corpo — agli attori famosi del passato, e partecipare al remke elettronico di un capolavoro del cinema. Ma attenti! A Hollywood non interessano gli attori vivi. La loro specialità sono i fantasmi elettronici e i corpi caldi sono in pericolo…


Nominato per il premio Hugo per il miglior romanzo in 1996.

Willis Connie  
обложка книги Städte unter dem Ozean Städte unter dem Ozean

Aus der Reihe »Utopia-Classics« Band 6

Frederik Pohl und Jack Williamson

Städte unter dem Ozean

Der Kampf um die Tiefsee-Festung


Die Menschheit ist längst darangegangen, die Tief see zu erschließen und die Schätze des Meeresgrundes, die zunehmend wichtiger für den Erhalt der technischen Zivilisation werden, systematisch abzubauen. Dennoch gibt es in der Tiefsee Bereiche, die ihre Geheimnisse nicht preisgeben. Monströse Geschöpfe wachen darüber, daß ihr Herrschaftsgebiet unangetastet bleibt.

Nach DUELL IN DER TIEFE (UTOPIA-CLASSICS Band 4) ist dies der zweite, völlig in sich abgeschlossene Band der berühmten Tiefsee-Trilogie der Autoren. Der dritte Roman erscheint unter dem Titel ALARM IN DER TIEFSEE als Band 8 in der UTOPIA-CLASSICS-Reihe.


Titel des Originals: UNDERSEA FLEET

Aus dem Amerikanischen übertragen von Lern Sobez

Pohl Frederik, Williamson Jack Utopia-Classics  
обложка книги Serpiente del Sueño Serpiente del Sueño

Llamaron Serpiente a la curadora y ella se sentía orgullosa de ese nombre, pues la medicina destilada del veneno de la víbora que llevaba consigo era una cura potente; y el poder tranquilizador de su otra compañera, la alienígena serpiente del sueño, desterraba el miedo. Pero la primitiva ignorancia de aquellos a los que servía mató a la serpiente del sueño y arruinó su carrera: las serpientes del sueño eran escasas y Centro no quería concederle otra. La única esperanza de Serpiente era encontrar otra serpiente del sueño y por ello emprendió un largo viaje. En su búsqueda la perseguían dos hombres implacables: uno impulsado por el amor y el otro por el miedo y la necesidad.

Una novela llena de aventuras, emoción y sentimientos que ha labrado la fama de su autora.


Vencedor del premios Nebula en 1978, Hugo y Locus en 1979.


McIntyre Vonda N  
обложка книги Shadowspell Shadowspell

On top of spending most of her time in a bunkerlike safe house and having her dates hijacked by a formidable Fae bodyguard, Faeriewalker Dana Hathaway is in for some more bad news: the Erlking and his pack of murderous minions known as the Wild Hunt have descended upon Avalon. With his homicidal appetite and immortal powers, the Erlking has long been the nightmare of the Fae realm. A fragile treaty with the Faerie Queen, sealed with a mysterious spell, is the one thing that keeps him from hunting unchecked in Avalon, the only place on Earth where humans and Fae live together. Which means Dana's in trouble, since it's common knowledge that the Faerie Queen wants her — and her rare Faeriewalker powers — dead. The smoldering, sexy Erlking's got his sights set on Dana, but does he only seek to kill her, or does he have something much darker in mind?

Black Jenna Faeriewalker  
обложка книги Sadrac en el horno Sadrac en el horno

Siglo XXI. Un mundo en ruinas gobernado por un viejo y astuto tirano, Genghis II Mao IV Khan. La vida del Khan se mantiene gracias a la habilidad de Sadrac Mordecai, un brillante cirujano negro cuya misión es reemplazar los órganos deteriorados del presidente.

Los más modernos aparatos se utilizan para tres proyectos de gran envergadura, uno de ellos, el proyecto Avatar, tiene por objeto lograr la inmortalidad del viejo líder transfiriendo la mente y la personalidad del Khan a un cuerpo más joven.

Sadrac descubre que ha sido elegido para ese macabro proyecto, pero logra idear con increíble serenidad un peligroso plan para cambiar la faz de la Tierra.


Nombrado para el premio Nebula a la mejor novela en 1976.

Nombrado para el premio Hugo a la mejor novela en 1977.

Silverberg Robert  
обложка книги Secrets of the Demon Secrets of the Demon

Homicide detective Kara Gillian has a special talent: she can sense the "arcane" in our world, and there's quite a bit of it, even in Beaulac, Louisiana. She's also a summoner of demons, and works on a task force that deals with supernatural crimes. Her partners are attractive and smart FBI agents, but they're not summoners, and they're not telling Kara why they are on this special force with her.

To make things worse, Kara has pledged herself to one of the most powerful of demons—a Demon Lord—who helped save her partner's life, but now expects things in return. Meanwhile, she's trying to solve a string of murders that are somehow tied together by money, sex, rock music and...mud. But how can she concentrate on the case when she's not even sure who—or what—her partners are?

Rowland Diana Kara Gillian  
обложка книги STALKER ...чего же ещё? STALKER ...чего же ещё?

«S.T.A.L.K.E.R. …чего же ещё?» – окончание рассказов «S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Удача под контролем…» и «S.T.A.L.K.E.R. …жизнь – гарантируем…».


2012 год. После того, как сталкер Стрелок, также известный, как Меченый, уничтожил «0-сознание», Зона начала быстро исчезать, превращаясь из аномальной территории в обычную заражённую радиацией местность. В соответствии с распоряжениями правительств США и Евросоюза Москва и Киев были обязаны провести крупномасштабную военную операцию «Фарватер». Планировалось взять ЧАЭС под свой контроль и форсировано собрать быстро тающие запасы артефактов. Согласно плану этой операции, первая группа военных должна была направиться для воздушной разведки территории, чтобы впоследствии составить детальные планы расположения аномальных полей. Затем по отмеченным безопасным проходам сквозь почерневшие постройки и изувеченный лес следовало двигаться основным силам военных: армейским подразделениям, в том числе и специального назначения, возглавляемые отрядами военных сталкеров.

Данное предприятие, в котором принимали участие более тысячи человек и множество техники, полностью провалилось.

Заокеанские хозяева потребовали отчитаться за разворованные и бездарно растраченные на «Фарватер» средства и повторить операцию уже за свой счёт.

Лукьянов Александр Николаевич , S.T.A.L.K.E.R.  
обложка книги Seraphs Seraphs

Living among humans in a post-apocalyptic ice age, neomage Thorn St. Croix has learned to count on her friends, but she's lost count of her enemies. She is a source of both fear and fascination for the people of Mineral City: Her powers can save them from the forces of evil, but also attract demon spawn and succubae. And fighting on her own turf nearly gets Thorn and those she holds dear killed.

But Thorn's ultimate test awaits deep under the snow-covered mountains beyond the village, where an imprisoned, fallen seraph desperately needs her help. There, hidden in the hellhole, the armies of Darkness assemble to ensure this subterranean rescue will be Thorn's final descent.

Hunter Faith Thorn St Croix  
обложка книги Seraphs Seraphs

Living among humans in a post-apocalyptic ice age, neomage Thorn St. Croix has learned to count on her friends, but she's lost count of her enemies. She is a source of both fear and fascination for the people of Mineral City: Her powers can save them from the forces of evil, but also attract demon spawn and succubae. And fighting on her own turf nearly gets Thorn and those she holds dear killed.

But Thorn's ultimate test awaits deep under the snow-covered mountains beyond the village, where an imprisoned, fallen seraph desperately needs her help. There, hidden in the hellhole, the armies of Darkness assemble to ensure this subterranean rescue will be Thorn's final descent.

Hunter Faith Thorn St Croix  
обложка книги Strange Brew Strange Brew

Today's hottest urban fantasy authors come together in this delicious brew that crackles and boils over with tales of powerful witches and dark magic!

In Charlaine Harris' 'Bacon, a beautiful vampire joins forces with a witch from an ancient line to find out who killed her beloved husband. In 'Seeing Eye' by Patricia Briggs, a blind witch helps sexy werewolf Tom Franklin find his missing brother — and helps him in more ways than either of them ever suspected. And in Jim Butcher's 'Last Call, wizard Harry Dresden takes on the darkest of dark powers — the ones who dare to mess with this favorite beer.

For anyone who's ever wondered what lies beyond the limits of reality, who's imagined the secret spaces where witches wield fearsome magic, come and drink deep. Let yourself fall under the spell of this bewitching collection!

Harris Charlaine, Butcher Jim, Briggs Patricia, Caine Rachel, Chance Karen, Kittredge Caitlin, Hunter Faith, Elrod P N, Maclaine Jenna  
обложка книги Strange Brew Strange Brew

Today's hottest urban fantasy authors come together in this delicious brew that crackles and boils over with tales of powerful witches and dark magic!

In Charlaine Harris' 'Bacon, a beautiful vampire joins forces with a witch from an ancient line to find out who killed her beloved husband. In 'Seeing Eye' by Patricia Briggs, a blind witch helps sexy werewolf Tom Franklin find his missing brother — and helps him in more ways than either of them ever suspected. And in Jim Butcher's 'Last Call, wizard Harry Dresden takes on the darkest of dark powers — the ones who dare to mess with this favorite beer.

For anyone who's ever wondered what lies beyond the limits of reality, who's imagined the secret spaces where witches wield fearsome magic, come and drink deep. Let yourself fall under the spell of this bewitching collection!

Harris Charlaine, Butcher Jim, Briggs Patricia, Caine Rachel, Chance Karen, Kittredge Caitlin, Hunter Faith, Elrod P N, Maclaine Jenna  
обложка книги Star Wars: Байки из кантины Мос Айсли Star Wars: Байки из кантины Мос Айсли

«Звезда Смерти» Гранд Моффа Таркина подбирается к последнему оплоту Альянса – планете Алдераан. «Исполнитель» Дарта Вейдера настиг курьерский корабль принцессы Лейи Органы. Явно и неизбежно должна грянуть решающая битва между Империей и нарождающейся Новой Республикой!..

Но это где-то далеко-далеко в Галактике… А на маленькой, покрытой горячими песками захолустной планете в грязном космопорте стоит полутемная, провонявшая табаком кантина, где можно выпить кружку-другую-третью любимого пойла от бармена Вухера и послушать лучший джизз-оркестр во Вселенной. Но нельзя расслабляться и забывать, что в этой галактической забегаловке тебя окружают головорезы и карманники, фермеры и солдаты, люди и не-люди, охотники за головами и даже джедаи. И каждый готов рассказать тебе свою историю…

Бен Кеноби, Хэн Соло, Чубакка, Гридо, сестры Тонника, бармен Вухер, Фигрин Д'ан и его оркестр, Момау Надон, шиставанен Лак Шиврак, йав Хетт Нкик и ранат Риджеск, доктор Корнелиус Эвазан и Понда Баба, Муфтак и Кабе, Данник Джерико, БоШек и вообще все, кто присутствовал при упомянутых обстоятельствах в кантоне на задворках Звездных войн!

Сборник  
обложка книги So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish

The quest continues in the fourth volume in the ever-popular Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series. Against all odds, at the eleventh hour, and in the unlikeliest place of all, the intrepid Arthur Dent finds the girl of his dreams. After eight years and about 100,000 lightyears of intergalactic travel, he is looking a little down-at-the-heels himself, and she is heavily sedated because she thinks she is a hedgehog. She is also in the company of a brother that Arthur wouldn’t wish on a Vogon. But they are both in search of God’s Final Message to His Creation, and hey, this time they might actually find it.

Adams Douglas The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy  
обложка книги Sourcery Sourcery

A sourcerer is born - a wizard so powerful that by comparison all other magic is just mucking around in pointy hats.

And his very existence brings the Discworld, which is of course flat and rides through space on the back of an enormous turtle, to the very verge of all-out thaumaturgical war*.

All that stands in the way is Rincewind, the failed magician, who wants to save the world, or at least that part of it which contains him. More new characters join the Discworld adventure: Conina the barbarian hairdresser, Nijel the Destroyer (whose mother still makes him wear woolly underwear) and possibly the first yuppie genie, who's into lamps as a growth area.

This time the adventure goes east, or hubwards, or whatever. It doesn't simply draw heavily on "Omar Khayyam", "Raiders of the Lost Ark", the "1001 Nights" and every Arabian B-movie ever made, it scribbles on them as well. . .

* A bad thing

Pratchett Terry David John The Discworld Series  
обложка книги Small Gods Small Gods Pratchett Terry David John The Discworld Series  
обложка книги Stochastyk Stochastyk

Kiedy przeszłość krzyżuje się z przyszłością…

Nowy York. Ostatnie miesiące XX wieku. Lew Nicholas — ekspert w dziedzinie prognozowania przyszłości — osiągnął pozycję szarej eminencji, „twórcy królów”, człowieka, który mógłby doprowadzić Paula Quinna do Białego Domu w roku 2004.

Silverberg Robert  
обложка книги Spellbound Spellbound Correia Larry Grimnoir Chronicles  
обложка книги Sun of Suns Sun of Suns

It is the distant future. The world known as Virga is a fullerene balloon three thousand kilometers in diameter, filled with air, water, and aimlessly floating chunks of rock. The humans who live in this vast environment must build their own fusion suns and “towns” that are in the shape of enormous wood and rope wheels that are spun for gravity.

Young, fit, bitter, and friendless, Hayden Griffin is a very dangerous man. He's come to the city of Rush in the nation of Slipstream with one thing in mind: to take murderous revenge for the deaths of his parents six years ago. His target is Admiral Chaison Fanning, head of the fleet of Slipstream, which conquered Hayden's nation of Aerie years ago. And the fact that Hayden's spent his adolescence living with pirates doesn't bode well for Fanning's chances . . .

Schroeder Karl Virga  
обложка книги Sun of Suns Sun of Suns

It is the distant future. The world known as Virga is a fullerene balloon three thousand kilometers in diameter, filled with air, water, and aimlessly floating chunks of rock. The humans who live in this vast environment must build their own fusion suns and “towns” that are in the shape of enormous wood and rope wheels that are spun for gravity.

Young, fit, bitter, and friendless, Hayden Griffin is a very dangerous man. He's come to the city of Rush in the nation of Slipstream with one thing in mind: to take murderous revenge for the deaths of his parents six years ago. His target is Admiral Chaison Fanning, head of the fleet of Slipstream, which conquered Hayden's nation of Aerie years ago. And the fact that Hayden's spent his adolescence living with pirates doesn't bode well for Fanning's chances . . .

Schroeder Karl Virga  
обложка книги Shadows Return Shadows Return

With their most treacherous mission yet behind them, heroes Seregil and Alec resume their double life as dissolute nobles and master spies. But in a world of rivals and charmers, fate has a different plan.…

After their victory in Aurënen, Alec and Seregil have returned home to Rhíminee. But with most of their allies dead or exiled, it is difficult for them to settle in. Hoping for diversion, they accept an assignment that will take them back to Seregil's homeland. En route, however, they are ambushed and separated, and both are sold into slavery. Clinging to life, Seregil is sustained only by the hope that Alec is alive.

But it is not Alec's life his strange master wants—it is his blood. For his unique lineage is capable of producing a rare treasure, but only through a harrowing process that will test him body and soul and unwittingly entangle him and Seregil in the realm of alchemists and madmen—and an enigmatic creature that may hold their very destiny in its inhuman hands…. But will it prove to be savior or monster?

Flewelling Lynn Nightrunner  
обложка книги Star Wars: На грани победы. Завоевание Star Wars: На грани победы. Завоевание

Сериал "Звездные войны"

Кейес Грег  
обложка книги Sudden Death Sudden Death Rosenfelt David Andy Carpenter  
обложка книги Sekta zabójców Sekta zabójców

Pierwszy tom trylogii o losach młodej wojowniczki Dubhe, która ma ocalić „Wynurzony” Świat od Gildii — sekty zabójców, oddających hołd tyranowi o imieniu Aster. Jej zadanie nie jest łatwe, gdyż ciąży nad nią klątwa i dręczą wspomnienia z przeszłości. Jako ośmiolatka, w trakcie zabawy, przypadkowo zabiła swojego kolegę, przez co została usunięta z rodzinnej wsi. Przetrwać pomógł jej wtedy tajemniczy Sarnek, dawny najemnik sekty, od którego nauczyła się fachu. Po jego śmierci Dubhe, jako dojrzała wojowniczka i zwinna złodziejka przyciągnęła uwagę Gildii. Ponieważ zabiła już jako ośmiolatka, sekta uważa ją za Dziecko Śmierci, istotę ludzką z wrodzonym talentem do zabijania. Ona sama przysięga, że po strasznym wypadku z dzieciństwa, który sprawił, że została bezdomną sierotą, nikogo nie zabiła. Sekta wie jednak jak skorzystać z klątwy, która zmieni ją w niewolnicę, gotową zabijać na zawołanie. Dubhe usiłuje uciec, wpada jednak w zasadzkę urządzoną przez jej prześladowców. Czy młodej wojowniczce uda się umknąć członkom morderczej Gildii? Czy uratuje Wynurzony Świat?

Troisi Licia Wojny świata wynurzonego  
обложка книги Soldier of the Legion Soldier of the Legion Thomas Marshall S Soldier of the Legion  
SOS (Льды возвращаются - 2) Казанцев Александр  
обложка книги Silver Zombie Silver Zombie

Zombies and Witches and Vamps . . . Oh, My!

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas — at least that's Delilah Street's hope. With Sin City's vampire and werewolf mobs wanting to cash in her chips once and for all, she's retreating with her partner Ric Montoya and half-wolfhound Quicksilver to her Kansas birthplace. Unfortunately, when it comes to finding trouble, there's no place like home. . . .

It doesn't take long before Delilah realizes she's not in Vegas anymore. Zombie cowboys and spectral cattle drives are kicking up dust, the local weather girls are total witches who forecast perfect storms, and some Hollywood fanatic is recasting zombies as the greatest stars of the silver screen. And speaking of silver, Delilah's special affinity for the all-purpose monster-repellent leads her posse straight down a silver brick road — and into a not-so-fun house of mirrors — putting her face-to-face with her dicey past and a mystery woman named Lilith, who's a real dead ringer for Delilah. The key word being dead.

Douglas Carole Nelson Delilah Street, Paranormal Investigator  
обложка книги Skrzydła Demona Skrzydła Demona

Unni, Jordi, Juana i inni zbliżają się do celu ostatniej wielkiej ekspedycji, lecz nikt z nich nie wie, że młody sympatyczny Miguel to demon Tabris w przebraniu. Gdy Tabris odkrywa własne ciepłe uczucia dla Juany, wpada we wściekłość, gdyz przynosi to ujmę na honorze demona…

Sandemo Margit  
обложка книги Shadows Cast by Stars Shadows Cast by Stars

Old ways are pitted against new horrors in this compellingly crafted dystopian tale about a girl who is both healer and seer.

Two hundred years from now, blood has become the most valuable commodity on the planet – especially the blood of aboriginal peoples, for it contains antibodies that protect them from the Plague ravaging the rest of the world.

Sixteen-year-old Cassandra Mercredi might be immune to Plague, but that doesn't mean she's safe – government forces are searching for those of aboriginal heritage to harvest their blood. When a search threatens Cassandra and her family, they flee to the Island: a mysterious and idyllic territory protected by the Band, a group of guerilla warriors – and by an enigmatic energy barrier that keeps outsiders out and the spirit world in. And though the village healer has taken her under her wing, and the tribal leader's son into his heart, the creatures of the spirit world are angry, and they have chosen Cassandra to be their voice and instrument…

Incorporating the traditions of the First Peoples as well as the more familiar stories of Greek mythology and Arthurian legend, Shadows Cast by Stars is a haunting, beautifully written story that breathes new life into ancient customs.

Knutsson Catherine  
обложка книги Sol Z Ludzi Lodu Sol Z Ludzi Lodu

Sol z Ludzi Lodu w swoim krótkim życiu na ziemi nigdy nie doświadczyła prawdziwej miłości. Teraz pragnie z całego serca otrzymać taką szansę, spotkać kogoś, kogo mogłaby pokochać. Najpierw jednak musi unieszkodliwić groźną wiedźmę Griseldę, która ukryła swoją duszę i tylko czeka, by wrócić i zemścić się na mieszkańcach Królestwa Światła…

Margit Sandemo  
обложка книги Street Scene Street Scene Ellison Harlan, Laumer Keith  
обложка книги Survivor #1 Survivor #1 Ellison Harlan, Slesar Henry  
обложка книги Ship-Sister, Star-Sister Ship-Sister, Star-Sister Silverberg Robert  
обложка книги Songs of the Dying Earth Songs of the Dying Earth

Today, in order to honor the magnificent career of Jack Vance, one unparalleled in achievement and impact, GEORGE R.R. MARTIN and GARDNER DOZOIS, with the full cooperation of Jack Vance, his family, and his agents, suggest a Jack Vance tribute anthology called Songs of the Dying Earth, to encourage the best of today's fantasy writers to return to the unique and evocative milieu of The Dying Earth, from which they and so many others have drawn so much inspiration, to create their own brand-new adventures in the world of Jack Vance s greatest novel.

Half a century ago, Jack Vance created the world of the Dying Earth, and fantasy has never been the same. Now, for the first time ever, Jack has agreed to open this bizarre and darkly beautiful world to other fantasists, to play in as their very own. To say that other fantasy writers are excited by this prospect is a gross understatement; one has told us that he'd crawl through broken glass for the chance to write for the anthology, another that he'd gladly give up his right arm for the privilege that's the kind of regard in which Jack Vance and The Dying Earth are held by generations of his peers.

Martin George R R, Williams Walter Jon, Simmons Dan, Silverberg Robert, Gaiman Neil, Hand Elizabeth, Lee Tanith, Baker Kage, Shepard Lucius, Dozois Gardner, Resnick Mike, Cook Glen, Moon Elizabeth, Hughes Matthew, Dowling Terry, Williams Liz, Volsky Paula, VanderMeer Jeff, Eisenstein Phyllis, Williams Ted, Wright John C, Tetrick Byron, Waldrop Howard  
Stało się jutro , ński Andrzej, łoński ław P  
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Сценарий

Сценарий первой серии сериала и синопсисы 2-10 серии.

Хватов Вячеслав Вячеславович  
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Судьба зенита

Текст написан под впечатлением от прохождения игр серии «S.T.A.L.K.E.R.» и возникшего желания поиграть в игрушку, в которой были бы собраны в одном сюжете все локации серии. Надеюсь этот текст подтолкнет разработчиков серии на создание такой игры.

Димкин Димка  
обложка книги Storm Front Storm Front

Readers meet Harry Dresden, Wizard for Hire. He finds lost items, conducts paranormal investigations, does consulting work, gives advice and charges reasonable rates. This is the first book in the Dresden Chronicles, with two more to come.

Butcher Jim Dresden Files  
обложка книги Storm Front Storm Front

Readers meet Harry Dresden, Wizard for Hire. He finds lost items, conducts paranormal investigations, does consulting work, gives advice and charges reasonable rates. This is the first book in the Dresden Chronicles, with two more to come.

Butcher Jim Dresden Files  
обложка книги Summer Knight Summer Knight

Private detective/wizard-for-hire Harry Dresden is suckered into tangling in the affairs of Faerie, where the fate of the entire world-and his soul-are at stake.

Butcher Jim Dresden Files  
обложка книги Summer Knight Summer Knight

Private detective/wizard-for-hire Harry Dresden is suckered into tangling in the affairs of Faerie, where the fate of the entire world-and his soul-are at stake.

Butcher Jim Dresden Files  
обложка книги Starfish Starfish

A story of the not-too-distant future, and the exploitation of the geothermal resources of the deep Juan de Fuca Rift in the Pacific by multinational corporations. Unfortunately, all the volunteers who are surgically altered for employment at the bottom of the ocean are psychotic.

Watts Peter Rifters  
обложка книги Spectre Of The Black Rose Spectre Of The Black Rose Lowder James, Whitney-Robinson Voronica Terror of Lord Soth  
обложка книги Songs of Love & Death Songs of Love & Death

In this star-studded cross-genre anthology, seventeen of the greatest modern authors of fantasy, science fiction, and romance explore the borderlands of their genres with brand-new tales of ill-fated love. From zombie-infested woods in a postapocalyptic America to faery-haunted rural fields in eighteenth- century England, from the kingdoms of high fantasy to the alien world of a galaxy-spanning empire, these are stories of lovers who must struggle against the forces of magic and fate.

Award-winning, bestselling author Neil Gaiman demonstrates why he’s one of the hottest stars in literature today with “The Thing About Cassandra,” a subtle but chilling story of a man who meets an old girlfriend he had never expected to see.

International blockbuster bestselling author Diana Gabaldon sends a World War II RAF pilot through a stone circle to the time of her Outlander series in “A Leaf on the Winds of All Hallows.” Torn from all he knows, Jerry MacKenzie determinedly survives hardship and danger, intent on his goal of returning home to his wife and baby—no matter the cost.

New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher presents “Love Hurts,” in which Harry Dresden takes on one of his deadliest adversaries and in the process is forced to confront the secret desires of his own heart.

Just the smallest sampling promises unearthly delights, but look also for stories by New York Times bestselling romance authors Jo Beverley and Mary Jo Putney, and by such legends of the fantasy genre as Peter S. Beagle and Tanith Lee, as well as many other popular and beloved writers, including Marjorie M. Liu, Jacqueline Carey, Carrie Vaughn, and Robin Hobb. This exquisite anthology, crafted by the peerless editing team of George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, is sure to leave you under its spell.

Gaiman Neil, Lee Tanith, Tuttle Lisa, Butcher Jim, Putney Mary Jo, Liu Marjorie M, Hobb Robin, Beagle Peter S, Snodgrass Melinda M, Vaughn Carrie, Hanover M L N, Gabaldon Diana, Beverley Jo, Holland Cecelia, Carey Jaqueline, Sinclair Linnea, Galenorm Yasmine  
обложка книги Songs of Love & Death Songs of Love & Death

In this star-studded cross-genre anthology, seventeen of the greatest modern authors of fantasy, science fiction, and romance explore the borderlands of their genres with brand-new tales of ill-fated love. From zombie-infested woods in a postapocalyptic America to faery-haunted rural fields in eighteenth- century England, from the kingdoms of high fantasy to the alien world of a galaxy-spanning empire, these are stories of lovers who must struggle against the forces of magic and fate.

Award-winning, bestselling author Neil Gaiman demonstrates why he’s one of the hottest stars in literature today with “The Thing About Cassandra,” a subtle but chilling story of a man who meets an old girlfriend he had never expected to see.

International blockbuster bestselling author Diana Gabaldon sends a World War II RAF pilot through a stone circle to the time of her Outlander series in “A Leaf on the Winds of All Hallows.” Torn from all he knows, Jerry MacKenzie determinedly survives hardship and danger, intent on his goal of returning home to his wife and baby—no matter the cost.

New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher presents “Love Hurts,” in which Harry Dresden takes on one of his deadliest adversaries and in the process is forced to confront the secret desires of his own heart.

Just the smallest sampling promises unearthly delights, but look also for stories by New York Times bestselling romance authors Jo Beverley and Mary Jo Putney, and by such legends of the fantasy genre as Peter S. Beagle and Tanith Lee, as well as many other popular and beloved writers, including Marjorie M. Liu, Jacqueline Carey, Carrie Vaughn, and Robin Hobb. This exquisite anthology, crafted by the peerless editing team of George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, is sure to leave you under its spell.

Gaiman Neil, Lee Tanith, Tuttle Lisa, Butcher Jim, Putney Mary Jo, Liu Marjorie M, Hobb Robin, Beagle Peter S, Snodgrass Melinda M, Vaughn Carrie, Hanover M L N, Gabaldon Diana, Beverley Jo, Holland Cecelia, Carey Jaqueline, Sinclair Linnea, Galenorm Yasmine  
Sacilleli oiova helciё — Ледяные осколки Вечности Мардини Димитрио  
обложка книги S.T.A.L.K.E.R.  …жизнь - гарантируем… S.T.A.L.K.E.R. …жизнь - гарантируем…

«S.T.A.L.K.E.R. …жизнь – гарантируем…» - продолжение повести «S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Удача под контролем».

Настоящие повести ни в коем случае не должны рассматриваться, в качестве самостоятельного произведения. Они являются полностью производными от замечательной игры «С.Т.А.Л.К.Е.Р – Тени Чернобыля». В них встречаются текстовые фрагменты прямо заимствованные из игры, они иллюстрированы снимками с экрана, сделанными во время прохождения игры. События привязаны к картам игрового пространства. Использованы также имена персонажей из других литературных сочинений по мотивам игры и ссылки на сюжетные линии этих сочинений.

Автор убедительно просит не расценивать это как плагиат, а считать намеренным приёмом для наибольшего приближения содержания и формы повестей к сюжету и общему стилю игры.

Автор просит возможных критиков учесть, что повести были преднамеренно написаны в развлекательном жанре, сознательно рассчитаны на «разовое» прочтение «от нечего делать» в вагоне или на пляже и никоим образом не претендуют на серьёзное к ним отношение.

Автор хотел бы, пользуясь случаем, поблагодарить создателей игры за доставленное от прохождения «С.Т.А.Л.К.Е.Р.а» удовольствие и пожелать им многочисленных дальнейших успехов.

Лукьянов Александр Николаевич  
обложка книги Something Wicked Something Wicked

Living in Eden isn't exactly heaven on earth… Darrak, the demon inside of Eden Riley, is able to take physical shape during the day. And Eden wouldn't mind getting her hands on him-if it wasn't a threat to her immortal soul. But while trying to rid themselves of the curse that binds them, they could get the distance they need…or each have their own private hell to pay.


Роуэн Мишель Living in Eden  
обложка книги Spinner of Lies Spinner of Lies Cordell Bruce R Forgotten Realms:Sword of the Gods:  
обложка книги Star Wars: Корабль невольников Star Wars: Корабль невольников

 Давным-давно в далекой Галактике...

Некогда могущественная Охотничья гильдия раздроблена на воюющие группировки. И когда было объявлено, что за голову дезертира-штурмовика назначена неслыханная награда, азарт и жадность овладели сердцами бывших коллег-конкурентов.

Принц Ксизор, слуга Императора и глава таинственной организации "Черное солнце", расставил свои капканы на лучшего из охотников за головами. Сумеет ли Боба Фетт и в этот раз спасти свою жизнь? Его боятся, им восхищаются, уважают и презирают. Боба Фетт - самый удачливый охотник в Галактике. Но сейчас он сам стал добычей и играет в древнейшую из игр: выживает сильнейший. Вот только каждый шаг лишь приводит его ближе к ловушке. Фетт предпочел бы умереть, чем стать пешкой в чужой игре. И, для того чтобы обрести свободу, он должен переиграть могучего противника, который стремится превратить слухи о гибели охотника за головами в реальность.

Боба Фетт и кореллианини Денгар, Ниелах и инженер Куат с Куата, принц Ксизор и сам Дарт Вейдер, сборщик-арахноид Куд'ар Муб'ат и бухгалтер-нахлебник Бланкавизо в звездно-военном детективе "Корабль невольников"!

Джетер К В Звездные войны: Войны охотников за головами  
Seeds of Betrayal COE DAVID B Winds of the Forelands  
обложка книги Street Magic Street Magic

While Briar and his teacher Rosethorn are helping the locals in Chammur, Briar realizes that all is not as it should be in Chammur's streets. As a former 'street rat' himself, he tends to have an interest in the affairs of local gangs. He discovers a gang known as the Vipers roaming through territory not their own. After further investigation, Briar discovers that the Vipers are the pet gang of a local Noblewoman.

While Briar investigates the Vipers, he discovers Evvy, a local girl with stone magic. At first, she runs away from him, but she gradually learns to trust him. When Evvy singularly refuses to study with local stone mage Jebilu Stoneslicer, Briar takes her training in hand himself. The Vipers attempt to kidnap her many times, so Lady Zenadia doa Atteneh can use Evvy's powers as a stone mage to further increase her riches. When they finally kidnap her, Briar comes to her rescue.

Pierce Tamora The Circle Opens  
обложка книги Ship of Destiny Ship of Destiny

The dragon, Tintaglia, released from her wizardwood coffin, flies high over the Rain Wild River. Below her, Reyn and Selden have been left to drown; while Malta and the Satrap attempt to navigate the acid flow of the river in a decomposing boat. Althea and Brashen are finally at sea together, sailing the liveship Paragon into pirate waters to rescue the Vestrit family liveship, Vivacia, stolen by the pirate king, Kennit; but there is mutiny brewing in their ragtag crew; and in the mind of the mad ship itself. And all the while the waters around the Vivacia are seething with giant serpents, following the liveship as it sails to its destiny.

Hobb Robin The Liveship Traders  
обложка книги Star Wars: Death Troopers Star Wars: Death Troopers

When the Imperial prison barge Purge–temporary home to five hundred of the galaxy’s most ruthless killers, rebels, scoundrels, and thieves–breaks down in a distant, uninhabited part of space, its only hope appears to lie with a Star Destroyer found drifting, derelict, and seemingly abandoned. But when a boarding party from the Purge is sent to scavenge for parts, only half of them come back–bringing with them a horrific disease so lethal that within hours nearly all aboard the Purge die in ways too hideous to imagine.

And death is only the beginning.

The Purge’s half-dozen survivors–two teenage brothers, a sadistic captain of the guards, a couple of rogue smugglers, and the chief medical officer, the lone woman on board–will do whatever it takes to stay alive. But nothing can prepare them for what lies waiting aboard the Star Destroyer amid its vast creaking emptiness that isn’t really empty at all. For the dead are rising: soulless, unstoppable, and unspeakably hungry.

Шрайбер Джо  
обложка книги Star Wars: Death Troopers Star Wars: Death Troopers

When the Imperial prison barge Purge–temporary home to five hundred of the galaxy’s most ruthless killers, rebels, scoundrels, and thieves–breaks down in a distant, uninhabited part of space, its only hope appears to lie with a Star Destroyer found drifting, derelict, and seemingly abandoned. But when a boarding party from the Purge is sent to scavenge for parts, only half of them come back–bringing with them a horrific disease so lethal that within hours nearly all aboard the Purge die in ways too hideous to imagine.

And death is only the beginning.

The Purge’s half-dozen survivors–two teenage brothers, a sadistic captain of the guards, a couple of rogue smugglers, and the chief medical officer, the lone woman on board–will do whatever it takes to stay alive. But nothing can prepare them for what lies waiting aboard the Star Destroyer amid its vast creaking emptiness that isn’t really empty at all. For the dead are rising: soulless, unstoppable, and unspeakably hungry.

Шрайбер Джо  
обложка книги Star Wars: Death Troopers Star Wars: Death Troopers

When the Imperial prison barge Purge–temporary home to five hundred of the galaxy’s most ruthless killers, rebels, scoundrels, and thieves–breaks down in a distant, uninhabited part of space, its only hope appears to lie with a Star Destroyer found drifting, derelict, and seemingly abandoned. But when a boarding party from the Purge is sent to scavenge for parts, only half of them come back–bringing with them a horrific disease so lethal that within hours nearly all aboard the Purge die in ways too hideous to imagine.

And death is only the beginning.

The Purge’s half-dozen survivors–two teenage brothers, a sadistic captain of the guards, a couple of rogue smugglers, and the chief medical officer, the lone woman on board–will do whatever it takes to stay alive. But nothing can prepare them for what lies waiting aboard the Star Destroyer amid its vast creaking emptiness that isn’t really empty at all. For the dead are rising: soulless, unstoppable, and unspeakably hungry.

Шрайбер Джо  
Silentium: Клыки в подарок

Приключения несостоявшегося оборотня.

Ly U  
обложка книги Strzępy honoru Strzępy honoru

Strzępy honoru to klasyczna space opera. Na tle wielkiej wojny międzyplanetarnej śledzimy losy Cordelii Naismith od jej pierwszego kontaktu z nieprzyjaciółmi. Co wyniknie z zetknięcia wyrafinowanej cywilizacji naukowej z wojowniczą społecznością, postępującą zgodnie z tradycją i sztywnymi zasadami honoru?

Bujold Lois McMaster Barrayar (pl)  
Shadow of Ararat Harlan Thomas Клятва Империи  
обложка книги Southern Fire Southern Fire

Their coming had not been written in the stars, and no augury had foretold the terror they would bring. The first sign was the golden lights of the beacons, a clear message from every southern isle that a calamity had befallen them.

Daish Kheda, warlord, reader of portents, giver of laws, healer and protector of all his many-islanded realm encompasses, must act quickly and decisively to avert disaster.

But the people of the Aldabreshin Archipelago not only fear magic, they've abjured it. So what defense can Kheda offer against the threat of a dark magic that threatens to overrun every island of his domain?

A new tale from the writer who has already gathered many fans with the five volumes of her Tales of Einarinn, Southern Fire is an engrossing epic of magic, intrigue, culture, and politics, in a fantasy setting as colorful as the south seas, as bracing as the ocean wind, and as alluring as the hint of spices in the air of an exotic port.

McKenna Juliet E Aldabreshin Compass  
обложка книги Saga of the Old City Saga of the Old City Gygax Gary Greyhawk:Gord the Rogue, Greyhawk  
обложка книги Sea of Death Sea of Death Gygax Gary Greyhawk:Gord the Rouge, Gord the Rouge  
обложка книги Spotkanie z Ramą Spotkanie z Ramą

Ludzkość 2130 roku opanowała już cały Układ Słoneczny i szykuje się do lotów ku bardziej odległym gwiazdom nie mając nadziei na odnalezienie “braci w rozumie”. Nieoczekiwanie w obszar obserwacji ziemskich astronomów trafia zadziwiający obiekt o idealnie równym kształcie walca.

“Rama”, bo tak nazwano planetoid, okazuje się dziełem istot rozumnych. Straż Kosmiczna wysyła natychmiast ekspedycję z misją zbadania gwiezdnego przybysza. Dowódcę, komandora Nortona i innych uczestników wyprawy czekają niezwykłe przeżycia i doświadczenia…


Powieść otrzymała nagrodę Nebula w 1973, nagrody Hugo, Campbell, Locus i Jupiter w 1974.

Clarke Arthur C Rama (pl)  
обложка книги Snow White and the Seven Samurai Snow White and the Seven Samurai

Once upon a time (or last Thursday, as its sometimes known) the wicked queen had a fully functioning, if antiquated, Mirrors system and all was well in the kingdom. Then the humans hacked in and the system failed. Fairytales may never be the same again.

Holt Tom  
обложка книги Sasha Sasha Shepherd Joel A trial of blood and steel  
обложка книги Stories: All-New Tales Stories: All-New Tales Gaiman Neil, Sarrantonio Al Neil Gaiman Short Stories  
обложка книги Shadowmagic Shadowmagic Lenahan John Shadowmagic  
обложка книги Slow Decay Slow Decay Lane Andy Torchwood  
обложка книги Something in the Water Something in the Water Baxendale Trevor Torchwood  
обложка книги Sprengstoff Sprengstoff

Smalltown, USA, 1973. Die erste Energiekrise. Aber der Highway 784 wird trotzdem gebaut. Und die Planierraupe nähert sich unaufhaltsam dem Haus, in dem Barton Dawes 20 Jahre gelebt hat.

Ist es da ein Wunder, wenn Dawes alle tut, um das zu verhindern? 


Titel der amerikanischen Originalausgabe ROADWORK.

King Stephen  
Standing Room Only Fowler Karen Joy  
Seconda Fondazione Asimov Isaac Fondazione  
обложка книги Scarpetta's Winter Table Scarpetta's Winter Table Cornwell Patricia  
SPIN

One night in October when he was ten years old, Tyler Dupree stood in his back yard and watched the stars go out. They all flared into brilliance at once, then disappeared, replaced by a flat, empty black barrier. He and his best friends, Jason and Diane Lawton, had seen what became known as the Big Blackout. It would shape their lives.

The effect is worldwide. The sun is now a featureless disk a heat source, rather than an astronomical object. The moon is gone, but tides remain. Not only have the world's artificial satellites fallen out of orbit, their recovered remains are pitted and aged, as though they'd been in space far longer than their known lifespans. As Tyler, Jason, and Diane grow up, space probe reveals a bizarre truth: The barrier is artificial, generated by huge alien artifacts. Time is passing faster outside the barrier than inside more than a hundred million years per day on Earth. At this rate, the death throes of the sun are only about forty years in our future.Jason, now a promising young scientist, devotes his life to working against this slow-moving apocalypse. Diane throws herself into hedonism, marrying a sinister cult leader who's forged a new religion out of the fears of the masses. Earth sends terraforming machines to Mars to let the onrush of time do its work, turning the planet green. Next they send humans...and immediately get back an emissary with thousands of years of stories to tell about the settling of Mars. Then Earth's probes reveal that an identical barrier has appeared around Mars. Jason, desperate, seeds near space with self-replicating machines that will scatter copies of themselves outward from the sun and report back on what they find. Life on Earth is about to get much, much stranger.

Wilson Robert Charles  
обложка книги Stranger souls Stranger souls Koke Jak Shadowrun  
обложка книги SHADOWRUN: Spells and Chrome SHADOWRUN: Spells and Chrome , автора без  
Swift-Spear Cherryh C J  
обложка книги Stare jest piękne Stare jest piękne

Fizyk Dennis Nuel był pierwszym człowiekiem, który badał dziwne królestwa — światy alternatywne, gdzie panowały nawet inne prawa nauki. Jednak świat, który odkrył Dennis, wydaje się prawie taki sam jak nasz własny, z jedną tylko kłopotliwą różnicą.

Ku swemu zdumieniu Dennis zostaje tam powitany jako czarodziej i okazuje się, że walczy u boku pięknej i władającej przedziwnymi mocami kobiety przeciw tajemniczemu władcy. To tak jakby toczył batalię o rozwiązanie zagadki tego niezwykle tajemniczego świata.

Brin David  
обложка книги Side Jobs Side Jobs Butcher Jim Dresden Files  
Stronghold

Постапокалипсис. Больше сказать нечего, разве что он мягче фэнтези.

Демин Ник  
обложка книги Star Wars: В тылу врага. Мечта повстанца Star Wars: В тылу врага. Мечта повстанца

Сериал "Звездные войны"

Оллстон Аарон  
обложка книги Star Wars: X-Wing VII. Ставка Соло Star Wars: X-Wing VII. Ставка Соло

 Давным-давно в далекой Галактике...

Миновало более шести лет после битвы при Йавине. Призрачная эскадрилья успешно завершила все запланированные задания. Враг был разбит. Но "звездный разрушитель" "Железный кулак" - мощнейший корабль суперкласса - смог избежать гибели. Один из величайших врагов Республики - прославленный военачальник Зсинж - сохранил свободу боевого маневра.

Чтобы повести решающий бой, Призрачная эскадрилья должна присоединиться к отряду, которым командует Хэн Соло - единственный человек, равный Зсинжу по хитроумию и тактическим талантам.

Но опытный Зсинж знает: необычайная отвага пилотов - их сила и в то же время их слабость. В любом бою повстанческие эскадры будут стоять насмерть. А когда погибнет их последний корабль, Галактика окажется в руках Зсинжа!

Хэн Соло и вуки Чубакка, Ведж Антиллес и Разбойный эскадрон, Призрачная эскадрилья и военачальник Зсинж в грандиозной и невероятной истории Звездных Войн!

Оллстон Аарон X-Wing  
обложка книги Solaris Solaris

Staņislavs Lems dzimis 1921. gadā Ļvovā. Tur viņš pabeidza vidusskolu un sāka studēt medicīnu. Karš pārtrauca S. Lema studiju gaitas. Pēc Polijas atbrīvošanas Lems Krakovā pabeidza medicīnas studijas un pievērsās rakstniecībai.

Staņislava Lema pirmais solis zinātniskās fantastikas jomā bija grāmata «Astronauti». Šajā virzienā gāja viņa daiļrades tālākais attīstības ceļš. Viņš sarakstījis ap 20 grāmatu, kurās dziļa zinātniska doma savijas ar neparastu iztēles bagātību. S. Lema grāmatas tulkotas vairāk nekā divdesmit pasaules valodās. Lūk, daži S. Lema daiļdarbi, kuru slava aizskanējusi tālu aiz Polijas robežām: «Astronauti», «Magelāna mākonis», «Solāris», «Atgriešanās no zvaigznēm», «Edena», «Robotu pasakas», «Neuzvaramais», «Zvaigžņu dienasgrāmatas».

S. Lemu interesē ne vien zinātniskā fantastika, bet arī mūsdienu tematika. Viņš ir uzrakstījis romānu «Laiks, kas nav bijis veltīgs», autobiogrāfisko stāstu «Augstā pils», kā arī filozofiskās esejas «Dialogi» un «Summa Technologiae».

Par panākumiem rakstniecībā Staņislavs Lems 1957. gadā iepelnījās Krakovas pilsētas balvu, bet 1965. gadā saņēma Polijas Kultūras un mākslas ministra prēmiju.

Stāstā «Solāris» grupa zinātnieku, kas ieradušies no Zemes, cenšas nodibināt kontaktu ar planētas Solāris saprātīgo matēriju. Uz Solāris šī saprātīgā matērija ir okeāns — gigantisks augsti organizētas plazmas receklis. Okeāns spēj iedzīvināt materiālos tēlos spilgtākos iespaidus, kas glabājas cilvēka apziņā.

S. Lems savā darbā centies parādīt, ar kādām neparedzētām grūtībām jāsastopas pētniekiem, saskaroties ar citu pasauļu saprātīgajām būtnēm.

Lem Stanislaw  
обложка книги Solaris Solaris

Staņislavs Lems dzimis 1921. gadā Ļvovā. Tur viņš pabeidza vidusskolu un sāka studēt medicīnu. Karš pārtrauca S. Lema studiju gaitas. Pēc Polijas atbrīvošanas Lems Krakovā pabeidza medicīnas studijas un pievērsās rakstniecībai.

Staņislava Lema pirmais solis zinātniskās fantastikas jomā bija grāmata «Astronauti». Šajā virzienā gāja viņa daiļrades tālākais attīstības ceļš. Viņš sarakstījis ap 20 grāmatu, kurās dziļa zinātniska doma savijas ar neparastu iztēles bagātību. S. Lema grāmatas tulkotas vairāk nekā divdesmit pasaules valodās. Lūk, daži S. Lema daiļdarbi, kuru slava aizskanējusi tālu aiz Polijas robežām: «Astronauti», «Magelāna mākonis», «Solāris», «Atgriešanās no zvaigznēm», «Edena», «Robotu pasakas», «Neuzvaramais», «Zvaigžņu dienasgrāmatas».

S. Lemu interesē ne vien zinātniskā fantastika, bet arī mūsdienu tematika. Viņš ir uzrakstījis romānu «Laiks, kas nav bijis veltīgs», autobiogrāfisko stāstu «Augstā pils», kā arī filozofiskās esejas «Dialogi» un «Summa Technologiae».

Par panākumiem rakstniecībā Staņislavs Lems 1957. gadā iepelnījās Krakovas pilsētas balvu, bet 1965. gadā saņēma Polijas Kultūras un mākslas ministra prēmiju.

Stāstā «Solāris» grupa zinātnieku, kas ieradušies no Zemes, cenšas nodibināt kontaktu ar planētas Solāris saprātīgo matēriju. Uz Solāris šī saprātīgā matērija ir okeāns — gigantisks augsti organizētas plazmas receklis. Okeāns spēj iedzīvināt materiālos tēlos spilgtākos iespaidus, kas glabājas cilvēka apziņā.

S. Lems savā darbā centies parādīt, ar kādām neparedzētām grūtībām jāsastopas pētniekiem, saskaroties ar citu pasauļu saprātīgajām būtnēm.

Lem Stanislaw  
обложка книги Čūskas Sirds Čūskas Sirds

Cor Serpentis (Čūskas sirds) (1959?) Сердце змеи Zinātniski fantastisks stāsts tematiski turpina Andromēdas miglāja norises — Zemes astronauti tālu kosmosā satiek citas civilizācijas pārstāvjus, kuru vielmaiņa balstās uz ftora, nevis uz skābekļa, kā zemiešiem.

Otrais stāsts fantastiskā triloģijā ko Ivans Jefremovs uzrakstīja par cilvēces tālu nākotni. Pirmā grāmata, kura izdota latviešu valodā ir Andromēdas miglājs, bet trešā grāmata ar nosaukumu Vērša stunda netika iztulkota latviešu valodā, jo daži komunistiskās partijas bonzas saskatīja planētas Tormanss sociālajā iekārtā līdzīgas iezīmes ar toreiz pastāvošo komunistisko režīmu.

Vērša stunda (1969) Час Быка Zinātniski fantastisks romāns, kura darbība risinās uz tālas planētas Tormans (Mocības), kur valda nežēlīga oligarhiska tirānija. Dzīve tur lielā mērā atgādināja padomju reālijas. Romāns tika publicēts klajas izdevēju nevērības dēļ, par ko viņiem nācās dārgi samaksāt. Atklāti kritizēt romānu padomju vara neuzdrīkstējās — Jefremovs bija pārāk populārs, taču grāmata uz 20 gadiem tika noklusēta — to nepublicēja, izņēma no bibliotēkām un nepieminēja nekādos rakstniekam veltītos rakstos.

Grāmatu gribēja aizliegt, bet krievu valodā tā jau bija nodrukāta un atradās veikalu plauktos. Tomēr autors tika pakļauts vajāšanām. Latviski protams nav iztulkota.

Stāstos un romānos Jefremovs slavēja padomju cilvēku un “drīz gaidāmo” komunistisko nākotni, kad visiem uz Zemes klāsies jauki un saulaini, taču viņam pašam nebija ilūziju par to, kādā valstī un kādā laikā viņš dzīvo — īsi pirms Staļina nāves viņš apcietinājuma gaidās sadedzināja savas dienasgrāmatas un vēstules. Drīzumā pēc Jefemova nāves (1972.gada 5.oktobrī 65 gadu vecumā) VDK darbinieki izdarīja viņa dzīvoklī kratīšanu, meklējot “ideoloģiski kaitīgu literatūru”, un atņēma visus viņa melnrakstus. Uz diviem gadu desmitiem Jefremova vārds tika aizmirsts.

Jefremov Ivan Великое Кольцо  
обложка книги Sojourn Sojourn

The third in a series of premiere hardcover editions of Salvatore’s classic dark elf tales.

This 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 all new cover art, in addition to excerpts from an exclusive author interview in which R.A. Salvatore answers questions posed by readers.

Salvatore Robert Anthony Forgotten Realms: Dark Elf  
обложка книги Streams of Silver Streams of Silver

“Yer eyes’ll shine when ye see the rivers runnin’ silver in Mithril Hall!”

Bruenor the dwarf, Wulfgar the barbarian, Regis the halfling, and Drizzt the dark elf fight monsters and magic on their way to Mithril Hall, centuries-old birthplace of Bruenor and his dwarven ancestors.

Faced with racism, Drizzt contemplates returning to the lightless underworld city andmurderous lifestyle he abandoned. Wulfgar begins to overcome his tribe’s aversion for magic. And Regis runs from a deadly assassin, who, allied with evil wizards, is bent on the companions’ destruction. All of Bruenor’s dreams, and the survival of his party, hinge upon the actions of one brave young woman.

Salvatore Robert Anthony Forgotten Realms: Icewind Dale  
Spellbound

Morgan continues to discover her powers as a blood witch of the Woodbane clan. She can't forget Cal, her first love, who had tried to kill her, but is surprised to feel a growing attraction for Hunter. Her powers are now so strong that she is in danger from others in her clan and it is important for her to learn to use her witchcraft responsibly. When Selene and Cal use her sister Mary K. to get to her, Morgan realises that she and her family are in real danger. Again the book, gripping and fast-moving from the first page, has a cliffhanger of an ending.

Tiernan Cate Sweep  
Strife

Morgan has been so involved in the world of magick that her parents are furious with her for neglecting school. And now the members of her coven are being persecuted. Morgan is falling to pieces. How can she find the strength she so desperately needs?

Tiernan Cate Sweep  
Seeker

It's a time of joy for Hunter as he is reunited with his father, who vanished mysteriously years before. Only Morgan senses that something is wrong, that Hunter's father is hiding a dark secret that could threaten them all.

Tiernan Cate Sweep  
обложка книги Sfârşitul Eternităţii Sfârşitul Eternităţii Asimov Isaac  
обложка книги Számláló Nullára Számláló Nullára Gibson William Sprawl-trilógia  
обложка книги Siódmy syn Siódmy syn

…W rozsądnym świecie na pewno nic by się nie stało. Ale bajarz wiedział już, że ten świat wcale nie jest rozsądny. Alvin Junior miał potężnego, niewidzialnego wroga, który nie przegapił okazji.

Bajarz skoczył do przodu. Poczuł, jak drgnęła ziemia pod stopami, jak zapadł się ubity grunt. Niewiele, parę centymetrów, ale wewnętrzna krawędź kamienia obniżyła się właśnie o taki kawałek. W rezultacie szczyt wielkiego kręgu przesunął się o ponad pół metra i tak szybko, że nic już nie mogło go zahamować. Za chwilę młyński kamień runie na swoje miejsce na fundamencie, a Alvin Junior zostanie pod spodem, zmielony jak ziarno…


Powieść nominowana w 1988 do nagrod Hugo, World Fantasy Award oraz Locus za najlepszą powieść fantasy.

Card Orson Scott Opowieści o Alvinie Stwórcy  
Shining Steel Watt-Evans Lawrence  
обложка книги Shadowheart Shadowheart Barclay James Legends of the Raven  
обложка книги S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Удача под контролем S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Удача под контролем

Настоящие повести ни в коем случае не должны рассматриваться, в качестве самостоятельного произведения. Они являются полностью производными от замечательной игры «С.Т.А.Л.К.Е.Р – Тени Чернобыля». В них встречаются текстовые фрагменты прямо заимствованные из игры, они иллюстрированы снимками с экрана, сделанными во время прохождения игры. События привязаны к картам игрового пространства. Использованы также имена персонажей из других литературных сочинений по мотивам игры и ссылки на сюжетные линии этих сочинений.

Автор убедительно просит не расценивать это как плагиат, а считать намеренным приёмом для наибольшего приближения содержания и формы повестей к сюжету и общему стилю игры.

Автор просит возможных критиков учесть, что повести были преднамеренно написаны в развлекательном жанре, сознательно рассчитаны на «разовое» прочтение «от нечего делать» в вагоне или на пляже и никоим образом не претендуют на серьёзное к ним отношение.

Автор хотел бы, пользуясь случаем, поблагодарить создателей игры за доставленное от прохождения «С.Т.А.Л.К.Е.Р.а» удовольствие и пожелать им многочисленных дальнейших успехов.

В ближайшее время мультимедиа-версия повестей будет размещена по адресу http://www.univer.omsk.su/foreign/lukianov/3/3.html

Лукьянов Александр Николаевич  
Sniezka łyczow Kir  
обложка книги Seduced by Moonlight Seduced by Moonlight

Welcome back to the world of Meredith Gentry, a twilight world of gods, shapeshifters and immortal souls, a world full of sensuality, wild magic, treacherous deceits and the delicious anticipation of latent powers unleashed…

Гамильтон Лорел Merry Gentry  
обложка книги Suspicion Suspicion McQuay Mike Isaac Asimov's Robot City  
Security Check Clarke Arthur C  
Stend up Дубов Сергей Игоревич  
обложка книги Short Stories Vol.1 Short Stories Vol.1 Asimov Isaac  
обложка книги Startide Rising Startide Rising

Won Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1984

Won Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1983

Brin David Uplift  
обложка книги Ships from the West Ships from the West Kearney Paul Monarchies of God  
обложка книги SUŅA  SIRDS SUŅA SIRDS

SUŅA SIRDS

MIHAILS BULGAKOVS

Tulkojusi ANDRA NEIBURGA

BULGAKOVS MIHAILS  
обложка книги SIGNĀLS NO KOSMOSA SIGNĀLS NO KOSMOSA

SIGNĀLS NO KOSMOSA Kurts Zandners

no vācu valodas tulkojis R. BLŪMS

saskaņā ar Latvijas PSR Zinātņu akadēmijas u un izdevumu padomes 1967. gada 23. marta

Zandners Kurts  
обложка книги SVEŠĀ SEJA SVEŠĀ SEJA

SVEŠĀ SEJA

KOBO ABE

Tulkojusi L. Rūmniece

ABE KOBO  
Steel Beach

John Varley's Steel Beach is a daring, well-conceived work of science fiction. Humanity has been ejected from Earth by enigmatic aliens trying to save cetaceans. Homo sapiens finds itself exiled to strongholds throughout the solar system, foremost of which is Luna. There, human beings live in great comfort with almost all of their needs met and very little to worry about. As a result, they are losing their minds.

Through the unremarkable antagonist Hildy, Varley asks what happens to human beings who lack challenges and who lack any real direction. Comforts there are aplenty in Luna. Technology makes sex changes routine and has all but defeated death itself. So now what? Humanity has slumped into a self-absorbed torpor that would be bad enough if the unimaginably complex supercomputer that controls every aspect of Lunar life weren't on the edge of a catastrophic breakdown. Hildy gains an increasing awareness of this problem as the narrative progresses; and he (later she) manages to struggle out of the cocoon of smothering comfort that threatens to make humanity incapable of responding to the imminent central computer breakdown.

As with much good science fiction, Varley uses Steel Beach to ask what humanity ought to do with its capabilities. He suggests that it is human nature to use awesome abilities for small-minded diversions. We are our own greatest limitation, though we are also our own greatest resource.

The story is overlong, though. The pace drags a bit. More ruthless editing would have yielded a story that was better-paced but still covered the important points.

Though it can be uncomfortable to read (or perhaps because), Steel Beach is quite worthy of the reading.

Varley John  
обложка книги Star Wars: Возрождение тьмы Star Wars: Возрождение тьмы

 Новые испытания ждут знакомых Вам по фильмам Дж. Лукаса героев: Гвардейцы охотятся за принцессой Леей, беременной джедаями-близнецами; хэн Соло пускается в опасное странствие, чтобы раскрыть предательство в республиканском совете; Люк Скайвокер выходит на бой с самым страшным из порождений тьмы - Тёмным джедаем...

Зан Тимоти , Thrawn Trilogy  
обложка книги Star Wars: Меч тьмы Star Wars: Меч тьмы

Давным-давно в далекой Галактике...

После битвы на Эндоре, когда пошатнулась Галактическая Империя, прошло восемь лет. Восстановлена Республика, а на планете Йавин IV основана школа рыцарей-джедаев. Побежден один из самых опасных врагов – гранд-адмирал Траун, но где-то скрывается адмирал Даала, собирающая силы для решающего удара по хрупкому миру. А в противостояние Империи и Республики вмешивается третья сила – могущественная раса хаттов, создавшая новое сверхоружие – Меч Тьмы...

Люк Скайуокер и принцесса Лейя Органа, Хэн Соло и верный Чубакка, неразлучные роботы Ц-З ПО и Р2Д2, имперские военачальники и хитроумный хатт Дурга – в новых битвах Звездных Войн!

Андерсон Кевин Дж  
Sacrament Barker Clive  
Shadow Of Sanctuary Asprin Robert Lynn Thievs World  
обложка книги Something MYTH Inc Something MYTH Inc Asprin Robert Myth  
Soul of the City Asprin Robert Lynn Thievs World  
Stealers' Sky Asprin Robert Thievs World  
Storm Season Asprin Robert Lynn Thievs World  
обложка книги Sween Myth-tery of Life Sween Myth-tery of Life Asprin Robert Myth  
обложка книги Sleipnir Sleipnir Evans Linda  
Serves You Right Ewing Jack  
обложка книги Starship Titanic Starship Titanic Jones Terry  
Sir George And The Dragon Weber David  
обложка книги SEVENTH SON SEVENTH SON Card Orson Scott  
Shadow Puppets Card Orson Scott  
Shadow of the Giant Card Orson Scott  
Shadow of the Hegemon Card Orson Scott  
обложка книги Speaker for the Dead Speaker for the Dead Card Orson Scott  
Songmaster Card Orson Scott  
обложка книги Shadow Games Shadow Games Cook Glen The Black Company  
Shadow of all Night Falling Cook Glen  
обложка книги Shadows Linger Shadows Linger Cook Glen The Black Company  
обложка книги She Is The Darkness She Is The Darkness Cook Glen The Black Company  
обложка книги Soldiers Live Soldiers Live Cook Glen The Black Company  
Splinter Of The Mind's Eye Cook Glen  
обложка книги Sweet Silver Blues Sweet Silver Blues Cook Glen Garrett Files  
Severed Heads Cook Glen  
обложка книги Shadowline - Starfishers Triology - Book 1 Shadowline - Starfishers Triology - Book 1 Cook Glen  
Soldier Of An Empire Unacquainted With Defeat Cook Glen  
Song from a Forgotten Hill Cook Glen  
обложка книги Starfishers - Starfishers Triology Book 2 Starfishers - Starfishers Triology Book 2 Cook Glen  
обложка книги Stars End - Starfishers Triology Book 3 Stars End - Starfishers Triology Book 3 Cook Glen  
Sung In Blood Cook Glen  
Solar Lottery Dick Philip  
обложка книги SANDMAN SLIM SANDMAN SLIM

When he was 19, James Stark was considered to be one of the greatest natural magicians, a reputation that got him demon-snatched and sent downtown — to Hell — where he survived as a gladiator, a sideshow freak entertaining Satan's fallen angels. That was 11 years ago. Now, the hitman who goes only by Stark has escaped and is back in L.A. Armed with a fortune-telling coin, a black bone knife, and an infernal key, Stark is determined to destroy the magic circle — led by the conniving and powerful Mason Faim — that stole his life.

Though nearly everything has changed, one constant remains: his friend Vidocq, a 200-year-old Frenchman who has been keeping vigil for the young magician's return. But when Stark's first stop saddles him with an abusive talking head that belongs to the first of the circle, a sleazy video store owner named Kasabian, Stark discovers that the road to absolution and revenge is much longer than he counted on, and both Heaven and Hell have their own ideas for his future. . .

Kadrey Richard  
обложка книги SANDMAN SLIM SANDMAN SLIM

When he was 19, James Stark was considered to be one of the greatest natural magicians, a reputation that got him demon-snatched and sent downtown — to Hell — where he survived as a gladiator, a sideshow freak entertaining Satan's fallen angels. That was 11 years ago. Now, the hitman who goes only by Stark has escaped and is back in L.A. Armed with a fortune-telling coin, a black bone knife, and an infernal key, Stark is determined to destroy the magic circle — led by the conniving and powerful Mason Faim — that stole his life.

Though nearly everything has changed, one constant remains: his friend Vidocq, a 200-year-old Frenchman who has been keeping vigil for the young magician's return. But when Stark's first stop saddles him with an abusive talking head that belongs to the first of the circle, a sleazy video store owner named Kasabian, Stark discovers that the road to absolution and revenge is much longer than he counted on, and both Heaven and Hell have their own ideas for his future. . .

Kadrey Richard  
обложка книги Stamping Butterflies Stamping Butterflies

A circle may begin at any point - with a gun, or a an argument, or a butterfly blown by the wind. When someone shoots at the President on tour in Morocco, the shock is less than the mystery. Of all the recent Presidents, why this one? What to do with the shooter, dubbed Prisoner Zero? And - increasingly urgent - who IS Zero? Prisoner Zero will say nothing, and seems to have no past. He could be Arab. He could be American. He could be insane, he could be professional, he could be a lone gunman or represent a vast conspiracy. Maybe he has more than one past. Or maybe the answer lies in the future, where an emperor waits alone in the Forbidden City, for an assassin and a butterfly.

Jon Courtenay Grimwood's gripping and brilliantly clever new novel confirms what fans of his Ashraf Bey series have always known - that he is one of Britain's most innovative writers..

Grimwood Jon Courtenay  
обложка книги Song in the Silence Song in the Silence

Lanen Kaelar has dreamed of dragons all her life. But not just dreaming, for Lanen believes in dragons. Her family mocks her that dragons are just a silly myth. A legend. But Lanen knows better. And she means to prove it. One day she sets out on a dangerous voyage to the remote West to find the land of the true Dragons. What she discovers is a land of real dragons more beautiful - and surprising- than any dream she could have imagined.

Kerner Elizabeth The Tale of Lanen Kaelar  
обложка книги Sea of Silver Light Sea of Silver Light

Otherland—the private, multidimensional universe created and controlled by The Grail Brotherhood, an organization made up of the world's most powerful and ruthless individuals—was crumbling. The Brotherhood's plans for immortality within the network had been shattered by the monstrous intelligence that ran the network, a presence known only as the Other, and by the even more monstrous human being who called himself John Dread. Seizing control of the network from his employer, Felix Jongleur, Dread had now made himself the god of this virtual universe and was systematically turning the network's worlds into killing grounds.

As helplessly trapped as Renie Sulaweyo, !Xabbu, Sam Fredericks, Martine, Paul Jonas, and the rest of the small band who had entered Otherland in an attempt to save the many children held captive within this virtual reality, Jongleur was now forced to make common cause with his enemies. Yet even as they struggled through the maze of invented worlds, striving to reach the true heart of Otherland, time was growing short.

Caught in the surreal and deadly landscapes of the failing network, the desperate band battled against increasing odds to save the children, solve the bizarre mysteries of Otherland, and escape back to reality.

But before long there might not be a "real" world to return to for any of them. For destroying Jongleur's playground was merely a dress rehearsal for Johnny Dread. Dread's ultimate plan was to gain control of Jongleur's massive corporate holdings and spread apocalyptic destruction throughout the entire Earth. . . .

Williams Tad Otherland  
Sur (Краткий отчет об антарктической экспедиции 'Ельчо' в 1909-1910 годах) Ле Гуин Урсула  
обложка книги Sea Of Ghosts Sea Of Ghosts Campbell Alan Gravedigger chronicles  
обложка книги Something for Nothing Something for Nothing

If you found a magic box that fulfills wishes right in your room—do not start making wishes at once.

Sheckley Robert  
обложка книги Slyšel jsem Zemi… Slyšel jsem Zemi…

Pozemská osidlovací výprava nouzově přistála a zůstala uvězněna na cizí, chladné planetě, která má uplně jinou faunu a flóru, než jakou známe na zemi. Jednou za čtyři pozemské roky — za jeden oběh planety — nastává čas léta, kdy je možné dostat se k vesmírnému korábu a pokusit se opravit dálkový vysílač. Lidé v nehostiných podmínkách živoří už 16 let a jejich první děti jsou jejich nadějí…

Доктор Павлыш  
обложка книги Shards Book One Shards Book One Prellwitz Peter W  
обложка книги Stormlord rising Stormlord rising Larke Glenda Stormlord  
Self-discovery Savchenko Vladimir  
обложка книги Stars and Stripes Forever Stars and Stripes Forever

Acclaimed for his historical knowledge and his literary craftsmanship, the author of The Hammer and the Cross imagines what history might have been like if Great Britain had attacked America at the height of the Civil War.

Harrison Harry Stars and Stripes  
обложка книги Silver Silver Savile Steven Ogmios Team adventure, Ogios Team adventure  
обложка книги Stars and Stripes In Peril Stars and Stripes In Peril

This title follows a what if path of the British Empire pitted against her American colonies. The second title in the trilogy, only a brilliant plan by General Robert E. Lee enables the USA to attack the British forces where they least expect it and broaden the war for independence.

Harrison Harry Stars and Stripes  
обложка книги Stars and Stripes Triumphant Stars and Stripes Triumphant

In Stars and Stripes Forever, Harry Harrison began the story of the war that never was, but might so easily have happened: the war of the 1860s between the United States of America and the British Empire. It began with an ill-considered seizure of a British ship, escalated with an ill-considered letter to Abraham Lincoln, and continued with an ill-starred invasion of the territory of the USA by an incensed British government. The first modern war — with iron-clad ships, rapid-firing guns, trenches, mass armies and massive casualties, was taking place, not between the industrial northern states and the agricultural southern ones, but between the two great English-speaking nations. Who happened also to be the two most powerful nations on the planet. In the stunning conclusion to this series, the Irish become involved and a most surprising ending is the culmination of the ill-fated war.

Harrison Harry Stars and Stripes  
обложка книги Stonehenge, Zagłada Atlantydy Stonehenge, Zagłada Atlantydy

Książę Ason z Myken, Egipcjanin Iteb i Aias z Byblos, uciakając z Atlantydy przed wybuchem wulkanu i przed Atlantydami, dostają się na wyspę Yerni, dzisiejszą Wielką Brytanię.

Niespodziewane pojawienie się ekspedycji Atlantydów sprawia, że uciekinierzy, zaprzyjaźnieni z tubylcami, postanawiają zjednoczyć plemiona Yerni, gdyż tylko wtedy mają one szansę w walce z najeźdźcami. Najlepszym na to sposobem wydaje się zbudowanie potężnego kamiennego symbolu nowych czasów…

Powieść jest efektem współpracy doskonałego pisarza i światowej sławy archeologa. Tak być nie musiało, ale mogło…

Harrison Harry, Stover Leon  
обложка книги Saturn Saturn

Second in size only to Jupiter, bigger than a thousand Earths but light enough to float in water, home of cushing gravity and delicate, seemingly impossible rings, it dazzles and attracts us: Saturn.

Earth groans under the rule of fundamentalist political regimes. Crisis after crisis has given authoritarians the upper hand. Freedom and opportunity exist in space, for those with the nerve and skill to run the risks.

Now the governments of Earth are encouraging many of their most incorrigible dissidents to join a great ark on a one-way expedition, twice Jupiter’s distance from the Sun, to Saturn, the ringed planet that baffled Galileo and has fascinated astronomers ever since.

But humans will be human, on Earth or in the heavens — so amid the idealism permeating Space Habitat Goddard are many individuals with long-term schemes, each awaiting the right moment. And hidden from them is the greatest secret of all, the real purpose of this expedition, known to only a few…

Bova Ben Grand Tour, Droga przez Układ Słoneczny  
обложка книги Shadow of the Warmaster Shadow of the Warmaster Clayton Jo  
обложка книги Shadowkill Shadowkill Clayton Jo Shadith's quest  
обложка книги Shadowplay Shadowplay Clayton Jo Shadith's quest  
обложка книги Summit Chase Summit Chase

The President of Scambia's life is in danger when one sleezy goon schemes to assassinate not only a leader, but immobilize and destroy the entire country and transform its peaceful society into a thundering safe haven for international hoods. Master Chiun and his protégé Remo Williams descend on the scene to combat the treacherous plot...but not without a fight.

Murphy Warren, Sapir Richard The Destroyer  
обложка книги Slave Safari Slave Safari

Chiun knows a secret and he isn't even telling Remo, the Destroyer, whom he has taught all his skills and loves as a son, because America has committed a sin against him he cannot pardon. They are in Africa, where feuds that have smoldered over centuries are being resolved by death and massacre. But how many deaths? And why? The facts are bizarre. In a Baltimore cemetery a white woman of aristocratic birth, who had died as a slave in Africa many years ago, is supposed to lie buried. But it is not her body in the coffin - and that can spark an international incident. It's going to get hotter in Africa. America's future seems dark indeed - and only Remo, the Destroyer, can bring back the light.

Murphy Warren, Sapir Richard The Destroyer  
обложка книги Sweet Dreams Sweet Dreams

When a brilliant professor invents the world's first fantasy realization device, allowing anyone to watch their own secret fantasies on television, the Mafia are out to steal it, TV executives want to control it, and Remo and Chiun might be the only ones able to prevent it from killing everyone. As the death toll mounts, Remo, the Destroyer, and his teacher Chiun race to decipher the device's dangerous and deadly effects. But will the secret agents be able to resist the lethal temptation to watch their own secret fantasies?

Murphy Warren, Sapir Richard The Destroyer  
обложка книги Ship Of Death Ship Of Death

Beware Greeks bearing gifts - especially when it's billionaire Demosthenes Skouratis selling the biggest pleasure cruise ship ever built to the United Nations for their headquarters. CHEAP! Over three times the size of the QE II, this huge vessel has everything from high tech offices and communications equipment to luxury spas, casinos, restaurants and palatial apartments. But the deal doesn't include a dozen dead bodies and a hull full of bombs being rigged to explode the night of the opening gala! And Remo Williams, the Destroyer, plans to crash the party. Tipped off the plot when CURE director Harry Smith is getting beaten up by some tough crew members, Remo and Sinanju master Chiun blast full steam ahead, drowning the sleazy rats and save the UN from a watery grave.

Murphy Warren, Sapir Richard The Destroyer  
обложка книги Spoils Of War Spoils Of War

The entire U.S. army is being forced to wage war on its own people by a pontificating ten-preacher and the blonde Venus traveling as his wife. But, saints be praised, Remo and Chiun are of a different persuasion, and their unorthodox tactics leave many a zombie-eyed Christian soldier prostrate on the ground. Chaplains are dying left and right . . . an army base appears out of nowhere those answers to a higher authority than even the Pentagon. Agents of CURE postulate that a Mideast power may have created these apocalyptic events, but the facts are cloistered in secrecy. When Remo and Chiun look for answers, there's no room for sacred cows - and that's the gospel truth!

Murphy Warren, Sapir Richard The Destroyer  
обложка книги Skin Deep Skin Deep

Just as world leaders are flocking to New York to discuss world peace, someone takes off with the U.S. Navy's latest super-weapon - a top secret, atom-armed jet bomber that can escape radar detection. Remo and Chiun launch an investigation, but they're just winging it . . . until unexpected turbulence forces them to an uncharted island off the Florida Keys. Then all at once peril is hovering over their heads, in the form of an ex-Nazi with BLITZKRIEG on his mind. His flights of fancy have the free world taxing toward disaster, with Remo and Chiun going along for the ride. Under constant attack, our heroes are flying by the seat of their pants. And this time it looks as if even the secrets of Sinanju won't help them land on their feet!

Murphy Warren, Sapir Richard The Destroyer  
обложка книги Scourge of the Betrayer Scourge of the Betrayer Salyards Jeff Bloodsounder's Arc  
обложка книги Spell Hunter Spell Hunter Anderson R J Faery rebels  
обложка книги Spectyr Spectyr

Though one of the most powerful Deacons, Sorcha Faris has a tarnished reputation to overcome, which is why she jumps at the chance to investigate a string of murders in the exotic city of Orithal. But it is there that her lover, the shapeshifting rival to the throne, is targeted by a cruel and vengeful goddess, unwittingly unleashed by the Emperor's sister.

Ballantine Philippa The Order  
обложка книги Skypoint Skypoint Ford Phil Torchwood  
обложка книги Storm Born Storm Born

Just typical. No love life to speak of for months, then all at once, every horny creature in the Otherworld wants to get in your pants…Eugenie Markham is a powerful shaman who does a brisk trade banishing spirits and fey who cross into the mortal world. Mercenary, yes, but a girl's got to eat. Her most recent case, however, is enough to ruin her appetite. Hired to find a teenager who has been taken to the Otherworld, Eugenie comes face to face with a startling prophecy--one that uncovers dark secrets about her past and claims that Eugenie's first-born will threaten the future of the world as she knows it.Now Eugenie is a hot target for every ambitious demon and Otherworldy ne'er-do-well, and the ones who don't want to knock her up want her dead. Eugenie handles a Glock as smoothly as she wields a wand, but she needs some formidable allies for a job like this. She finds them in Dorian, a seductive fairy king with a taste for bondage, and Kiyo, a gorgeous shape-shifter who redefines animal attraction. But with enemies growing bolder and time running out, Eugenie realizes that the greatest danger is yet to come, and it lies in the dark powers that are stirring to life within her…

Mead Richelle Dark Swan  
Salarys

Salarys (polsk.: Solaris) — fantastyčny raman Stanisłava Lema, prysviečany ŭzajemaadnosinam ludziej budučyni i razumnaha akijana na płaniecie Salarys.

U ramanie apisvajecca historyja bieznadziejnaj sproby čałaviectva ŭstalavać kantakt z inšapłanietnaj formaj žyccia na dalokaj płaniecie. Płanieta Salarys, płanieta nasielena «akijanam» — adzinkavym arhanizmam, jaki pakryvaje ŭsiu pavierchniu płaniety.

Lem ław  
Spunt

Z ruského originálu „Malyš“

Strugackij Arkadij, Strugackij Boris  
Sex and the Single Vampire

It’s not the ideal career. But Allegra Telford, confirmed singleton, has somehow found herself in a haunted hotel in London, trying unsuccessfully to summon spirits (and not even the alcoholic kind).

So, obviously, she’s thrilled when she discovers the ghost of a stunningly gorgeous, albeit horribly wounded man, even if he does bear an uncanny resemblance to the tall, dark, handsome man of her fantasies.

Her frustration quickly returns, however, when she realises that he is not actually a spirit. In fact, he may be something much more bloodthirsty indeed. And, contrary to Allie’s own desires (ok, not her desires – perhaps her reason), he has arrogantly made some sort of alpha-male decision that she’s his ‘beloved’, whatever that means...

Макалистер Кейти Dark Ones  
Sex, Lies, and Vampires

Amongst the Dark Ones there is one they call The Betrayer, one who is doomed to hand his own kind over to a demon lord... for eternity.

But now a small boy has been kidnapped, and it's up to Nell Harris—a Charmer (no, literally, that's her job) to rescue him. Problem is, she can’t help but find The Betrayer a teeny, tiny bit attractive... is it possible he is not as soul-less as he seems, or has her penchant for bad-boys just gone into overdrive?

Макалистер Кейти Dark Ones  
обложка книги Strefy zerowe Strefy zerowe

Bohdan Petecki pisał powieści kryminalne i science fiction skierowane głównie do młodzieży. Mimo upływu lat i zmiany ustroju (który jest widoczny w jego książkach) są to pozycje przyciągające czytelników. Ciekawa fabuła, interesujący bohaterowie i wartka akcja czynią z książki Strefy zerowe trzymającą w napięciu lekturę.

Petecki Bohdan  
обложка книги Sola z Nieba Północnego Sola z Nieba Północnego

Opuścił głowę i osłupiał. Jakieś sześćdziesiąt metrów przed nim, w samym środku polany, wyrósł czwarty bunkier. Tak samo, jak tamte, miał białoszare ściany, pozbawione okien i w ogóle jakichkolwiek otworów. Tyle, że jego powierzchnia lśniła jak szkło. A poza tym Jarek nie widział w życiu bunkra, który by miał kształt lekko spłaszczonego jaja o obwodzie co najmniej trzydziestu metrów w najszerszym miejscu. Mało tego. Wodząc nieprzytomnym wzrokiem po tajemniczej budowli chłopiec odkrył nagle, że…

Petecki Bohdan  
обложка книги Sylva Sylva

From the return of Jimi Hendrix, as witnessed by a hero-worshipping spaced-out roadie, to the death of Christ as witnessed by a time-traveling tourist, from the end of the universe to the creation of a new one, these are stories about martyrdom, salvation and apocalypse.


Nominated for Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1963. A very rare case of a translated novel being nominated for an American SF award.

Bruller Jean  
обложка книги Sylva Sylva

From the return of Jimi Hendrix, as witnessed by a hero-worshipping spaced-out roadie, to the death of Christ as witnessed by a time-traveling tourist, from the end of the universe to the creation of a new one, these are stories about martyrdom, salvation and apocalypse.


Nominated for Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1963. A very rare case of a translated novel being nominated for an American SF award.

Bruller Jean  
обложка книги Second Ending Second Ending

“Five miles below the surface, Ross was awakened from the deep sleep of suspended animation to find himself in an empty world. There was no noise, or people, and no motion save for the steady activity of the hospital robots” (blurb). Ross, the sole survivor of World War Last, must meet up with some other human beings — even if he’s got to create them himself. And, with the hibernation technique and omnicompetent robots at his command, he eventually does just that. After a fashion. White’s most beautifully fitted piece of work, with this fitting Dedication: “TO PEGGY, who isn’t the last girl on Earth, just the only one.”


Nominated for Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1962.

White James  
Slaughterhouse-Five

“Listen: Billy Pilgrim has become unstuck in time.” So begins Vonnegut’s absurdist 1969 classic. Hawke rises to the occasion of performing this sliced-and-diced narrative, which is part sci-fi and partially based on Vonnegut’s experience as a American prisoner of war in Dresden, Germany during the firebombing of 1945 that killed thousands of civilians. Billy travels in time and space, stopping here and there throughout his life, including his long visit to the planet Tralfamador, where he is mated with a porn star.


Nominated for Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1969.

Nominated for Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1970.

Vonnegut Kurt  
обложка книги Stations of the Tide Stations of the Tide

As the planet Miranda slowly drowns under the weight of its own tides, a bureaucrat from the Division of Technology Transfer conducts an investigation into the life of a local celebrity, a “magician” who possesses proscribed technology and whose personal powers hold much of the dying planet in thrall.


Won Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1992.

Nominated for Hugo and Campbell awards in 1992.

Nominated for Arthur C. Clarke Award in 1993.

Swanwick Michael  
обложка книги So Now You’re a Zombie: A Handbook for the Newly Undead So Now You’re a Zombie: A Handbook for the Newly Undead

Being undead can be disorienting. Your arms and other appendages tend to rot and fall off. It’s difficult to communicate with a vocabulary limited to moans and gurgles. And that smell! (Yes, it’s you.) But most of all, you must constantly find and ingest human brains. Braaaains!!!

What’s a zombie to do?

Thankfully, zombiologist John Austin details everything you need to know, as a newly undead soul, to hunt, fight, and feed on the living. As the first handbook written specifically for the undead, So Now You’re a Zombie explains how you ended up in this predicament, the stages of zombification, and what you need to survive in this zombiphobic world. Dozens of helpful diagrams outline attack strategies, such as the Ghoul Reach, the Flanking Zack, the Bite Hold, and the Aerial Fall, to secure your human prey. You’ll even learn how to successfully extract the living from boarded up farmhouses and broken down vehicles.

This handbook also explores the upside of being a zombie. Gone are the burdens of employment, taxes, social networks, even basic hygiene, allowing you to focus on simple necessities in “life”: the juicy gray matter found in the skulls of the living.

From Publishers Weekly

There is more to undeath than shambling around in search of brains to eat, but not much more, according to this short but detailed look at the new zombie, or “zed,” lifestyle. Filled with deadpan tips on how to succeed in the coming zombie apocalypse, it covers the basics of caring for decomposing flesh (“If you experience an extreme freeze… your extremities should continue to function until they fall off”), practical suggestions for overcoming obstacles, and instructions for attacking the living (“The only thing more lethal than you is you on fire!”). The blood-splattered pages contain copious diagrams, such as a zombie food pyramid, pie charts of infection methods, and instructions for operating doorknobs. The illustrations are as grossly explicit as the text is employee-handbook underplayed, making this an excellent choice for the zombie completist.

Austin John  
обложка книги Space Lash Space Lash Clement Hal  
обложка книги Swarm Swarm Larson B V Star force  
обложка книги Shifting Shifting Larson B V  
обложка книги Spyware Spyware Larson V B  
обложка книги Star Soldier Star Soldier

It’s survival of the fittest in a brutal war of extinction!

Created in the gene labs as super soldiers, the Highborn decide to replace the obsolete Homo sapiens. They pirate the Doom Stars and capture the Sun Works Ring around Mercury. Now they rain asteroids, orbital fighters and nine-foot tall drop troops onto Earth in a relentless tide of conquest.

Marten Kluge is on the receiving end. Hounded by Thought Police, he lives like an ant in a kilometer-deep city. The invasion frees him from a re-education camp but lands him in the military, fighting for the wrong side.

STAR SOLDIER is the story of techno hell in a merciless war, with too many surprises for any grunt’s sanity. STAR SOLDIER is a full novel, 82,000 words in length by Vaughn Heppner, Writers of the Future winner, Vol. IX.

Heppner Vaughn Doom Star  
обложка книги Starman's Quest Starman's Quest

The complicated problem of time lags and speedups in space travel brings about a conflict between twin brothers.

Silverberg Robert  
обложка книги Swords & Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery Swords & Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery

A truly breathtaking new anthology edited by Jonathan Strahan and Lou Anders, Swords & Dark Magic offers stunning new tales of sword and sorcery action, romance, and dark adventure written by some of the most respected, bestselling fantasy writers working today—from Joe Abercrombie to Gene Wolfe. An all-new Elric novella from the legendary Michael Moorcock and a new visit to Majipoor courtesy of the inimitable Robert Silverberg are just two of the treasures offered in Swords & Dark Magic—a fantasy lover’s dream.

Seventeen original tales of sword and sorcery penned by masters old and new

Elric…the Black Company…Majipoor. For years, these have been some of the names that have captured the hearts of generations of readers and embodied the sword and sorcery genre. And now some of the most beloved and bestselling fantasy writers working today deliver stunning all-new sword and sorcery stories in an anthology of small stakes but high action, grim humor mixed with gritty violence, fierce monsters and fabulous treasures, and, of course, swordplay. Don’t miss the adventure of the decade!


Swords & Dark Magic is the most important new fantasy anthology to be published this decade. Featuring new stories from the bestselling and brightest writers working in the genre, including: New York Times bestselling authors Scott Lynch and Garth Nix; genre greats Michael Moorcock (with an all-new Elric novella), Michael Shea (with a fully authorized new Cugel the Clever adventure), Robert Silverberg (with an all-new Majipoor tale), Glen Cook (with an all-new Black Company story), Gene Wolfe, and C. J. Cherryh; and hot new writers who’ve been re-inventing swords and sorcery like Steven Erikson, Joe Abercrombie, Tim Lebbon, and many more.


Cover illustration © by Benjamin Carré

STEVEN ERIKSON is the pseudonym of Canadian novelist Steve Rune Lundin, best known for his ongoing fantasy series Malazan Book of the Fallen, beginning in 1999 with Gardens of the Moon. Trained as an archaeologist and anthropologist, Erikson is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and is a World Fantasy Award-nominated author. SF Site has called the series “the most significant work of epic fantasy since Donaldson’s Chronicles of Thomas Covenant.” Known for his portrayal of multidimensional characters, he said in an interview conducted by suite101.com, “It’s often commented that my stuff is all shades of gray rather than black and white, but that’s not the same as saying every character is similarly gray—the effect is an overall one rather than a specific one. Most of the characters I come up with have pretty fixed notions of right and wrong, they have a moral center, in other words, whether consciously recognized or not. But in coming at something from more than one side, the reader is left free to choose which one they’ll favor.” Erikson now lives in Cornwall, England.

GLEN COOK grew up in northern California and served in the U.S. Navy with the Third Marine Recon Battalion, an experience that fundamentally affected his later work. Cook then attended the University of Missouri and the Clarion Writers’ Workshop. His first novel, The Heirs of Babylon, appeared in 1972 and was followed by a broad range of fantasy and science fiction novels, including the humorous fantasy Garrett PI series and others. His most important work, though, is the gritty Black Company fantasy series, which follows a mercenary unit over several decades and which brought a whole new perspective to fantasy. Cook is currently retired and lives in St. Louis, Missouri, where he writes full-time.

GENE WOLFE worked as an engineer, before becoming editor of trade journal Plant Engineering. He came to prominence as a writer in the late 1960s with a sequence of short stories in Damon Knight’s Orbit anthologies. His early major novels were The Fifth Head of Cerberus and Peace, but he established his reputation with a sequence of three long, multivolume novels—The Book of the New Sun, The Book of the Long Sun, and The Book of the Short Sun. His short fiction has been collected in The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories, Endangered Species, Strange Travelers, and, most recently, The Best of Gene Wolfe. He is the recipient of the Nebula, World Fantasy, Locus, John W. Campbell Memorial, British Fantasy, British SF, and World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Awards. Wolfe’s most recent book is the novel An Evil Guest. Upcoming is his new novel The Sorcerer’s House.

JAMES ENGE has been developing his stories of Morlock Ambrosius for years, but had to wait for the pendulum to swing back in favor of sword and sorcery before he made a splash. Appearing only recently in the pages of Black Gate, Flashing Swords, and everyday fiction.com, his tales of a wandering wizard and swordsman built up a loyal following in a very short time, before leaping into novel form with the books Blood of Ambrose, This Crooked Way, and The Wolf Age. Strange Horizon writes of him: “There’s a kind of literately sensuous pleasure in Enge’s writing…the pleasure of an intelligent, skillful writer amusing himself and us.” Little surprise then that Enge is an instructor of classical languages at a Midwestern university. Speaking to Fantasy Book Critic, he said, “The modern realistic novel, increasingly in the twentieth century, concerned itself with character above all else: what the character felt and perceived. I’m not knocking this: realistic fiction has some triumphant achievements in this line…But I think it’s an approach that is susceptible to diminishing returns. Genre fiction, like medieval and classical traditions of storytelling, tends to concentrate much more on what people do and the context in which they do it. I love this concentration on conduct, on action (but not necessarily in the car-chases-and-gunfights sense) and on the world…I find it in the older narrative traditions; I find it in genre fiction; and I think it’s the reason that twenty-first-century literary fiction is looking to refresh itself at the wells of genre.”

C. J. CHERRYH began writing stories at the age of ten, when she became frustrated with the cancellation of her favorite TV show, Flash Gordon. She has a Master of Arts degree in classics from Johns Hopkins University, where she was a Woodrow Wilson fellow, and taught Latin, Ancient Greek, the classics, and ancient history in Oklahoma. Cherryh wrote novels in her spare time when not teaching, and in 1975 sold her first novels Gate of Ivrel and Brothers of Earth to Donald A. Wollheim at DAW Books. The books won her immediate recognition and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 1977. In 1979, her short story “Cassandra” won the Best Short Story Hugo, and she quit teaching to write full-time. She has since won the Hugo Award for Best Novel twice, first for Down-below Station in 1982 and then again for Cyteen in 1989. In addition to developing her own fictional universes, Cherryh has contributed to several shared world anthologies, including Thieves’ World, Heroes in Hell, and the Merovingen Nights series, which she edited. Her most recent novels are major new Alliance novel, Regenesis, and new Foreigner novel, Conspirator. She lives near Spokane, Washington, and enjoys skating and traveling. She regularly makes appearances at science fiction conventions.

Raised in rural Vermont, K. J. PARKER is part of the new generation of fantasy writers who, over the past ten years, has been publishing work that has been redefining sword and sorcery. Parker’s first novel, Colors in the Steel, appeared in 1998 and was followed by two further volumes in the Fencer trilogy, the Scavenger trilogy, and the critically acclaimed Engineer trilogy. Parker’s most recent books are novels The Company and The Folding Knife, and novella “Purple and Black.” Having worked in law, journalism, and numismatics, Parker is married to a solicitor, lives in southern England, and, when not writing, likes to make things out of wood and metal.

GARTH NIX grew up in Canberra, Australia. When he turned nineteen, he left to drive around the United Kingdom in a beat-up Austin with a boot full of books and a Silver-Reed typewriter. Despite a wheel literally falling off the car, he survived to return to Australia and study at the University of Canberra. He has since worked in a bookshop, as a book publicist, a publisher’s sales representative, an editor, a literary agent, and as a public relations and marketing consultant. His first story was published in 1984 and was followed by novels The Ragwitch, Sabriel, Shade’s Children, Lirael, Abhorsen, the six-book YA fantasy series the Seventh Tower, and, most recently, the seven-book the Keys to the Kingdom series. He lives in Sydney with his wife and their two children.

MICHAEL MOORCOCK was born in London, England. At the age of sixteen, he became editor of Tarzan Adventures, and later, Sexton Black Library. But it was his editorship of New Worlds magazine, from May 1964 to March 1971, during which he fostered the “New Wave,” perhaps the most important movement in the history of science fiction. Moorcock is best known, however, for his creation of the Multiverse and his influence on sword and sorcery (a subgenre he helped name, together with Fritz Leiber). His character, Elric of Melniboné, is one of the most influential fantasy antiheroes the genre has ever produced. Not only have the novels been in continuous print since the 1970s, but Elric has crossed over into comics, role-playing games, and rock and roll. Moorcock’s influence on sword and sorcery fiction is colossal and no anthology of same could hope to be complete without him. He and his wife, Linda, currently divide their time between Texas, France, and California.

TIM LEBBON was born in London and lived in Devon until the age of eight. His first short story was published in 1994 in the indie magazine Psychotrope, and his first novel, Mesmer, appeared three years later, in 1997. Since then he has published over thirty books, including 2009’s The Island and The Map of Moments (with Christopher Golden). His dark fantasy novel, Dusk, which came out in 2007, won the August Derleth Award from the British Fantasy Society, and his novelization of the film 30 Days of Night was a New York Times bestseller. His new novel, Echo City Falls, is due out in 2010. A full-time writer since 2006, he now lives in Goytre, Monmouthshire, with his wife and two children.

ROBERT SILVERBERG, born in New York City, is a science fiction Grand Master, and a multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author. He published his first novel, the children’s book Revolt on Alpha C, in 1955. Silverberg won his first Hugo Award for Best New Writer the following year, 1956, the same year he completed an AB in English Literature from Columbia University. A prolific author, he contributed to the genre such classics as Dying Inside, Nightwings, and Downward to the Earth. In 1980 he published Lord Valentine’s Castle, the first book in his landmark sci-fantasy Majipoor series. He currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, author and editor Karen Haber.

GREG KEYES, who also writes under the names Gregory Keyes and J. Gregory Keyes, was born in Meridian, Mississippi, to a large, diverse, storytelling family. He received degrees in anthropology from Mississippi State and the University of Georgia before becoming a full-time writer. He is the author of The Waterborn, The Black-god, the Age of Unreason tetralogy, and the Star Wars: New Jedi Order novels Edge of Victory I: Conquest, Edge of Victory II: Rebirth, and The Final Prophecy. In 2003, he began his fantasy quartet called the Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, which began with The Briar King and continued with The Charnel Prince, The Blood Knight, and The Born Queen. He lives with his family in Savannah, Georgia, where he is also the head coach of the Savannah College of Art and Design’s fencing club.

MICHAEL SHEA was born to Irish parents in Los Angeles, California, where he frequented Venice Beach and the Baldwin Hills for their wildlife. After attending UCLA on the advance-placement program while still in the tenth grade, he made his way to UC Berkeley for the wildlife there during the Time of Troubles. He hitchhiked across America and Canada twice, and at a hotel in Juneau, Alaska, chanced on a battered book from the lobby shelves: The Eyes of the Overworld, by Jack Vance. It led to his first Vancean novel, A Quest for Simbilis, which was published in 1974. Shea followed that with several novellas, some horrific, some comic, in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, including the Nebula Finalist, “The Autopsy.” He published Nifft the Lean in 1982. A classic of the genre, it won the World Fantasy Award and was followed by The Mines of Behemoth and The A’rak. Other work includes novels The Color Out of Time; In Yana, the Touch of Undying; and collections Polyphemus and The Autopsy and Other Stories.

SCOTT LYNCH was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He worked a variety of jobs, including as a dishwasher, waiter, Web designer, freelance writer, and office manager, before publishing his first novel, The Lies of Locke Lamora, in 2006. Part of the Gentleman Bastard Sequence, concerned with the life of thief and con man Locke Lamora, and set in the world of the shattered Therin Throne Empire, the series is projected to run to seven books. In addition to being a 2007 John W. Campbell Award, William L. Crawford Award, and Locus Award finalist, Scott is a volunteer firefighter, certified in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. He lives with his wife, Jenny, in the city of New Richmond, Wisconsin.

TANITH LEE became a freelance writer in 1975, and has been one ever since. Her first published books were children’s fantasies The Dragon Hoard and Animal Castle. Her first adult fantasy novel, The Birthgrave, was the start of a long association with DAW, which published more than twenty of her works of fantasy, SF, and horror in the 1970s and 1980s. She received the British Fantasy Society’s August Derleth Award in 1980 for Death’s Master, World Fantasy Awards for Best Short Story in 1983 (for “The Gorgon”) and 1984 (for “Elle est Trois (La Mort)”). Enormously prolific, Lee has recently published a trilogy of pirate novels for young adults (Piratica and sequels), a science fiction novel for adults (Mortal Suns), an adult fantasy trilogy (Lionwolf), a young adult fantasy trilogy (Claidi and sequels), and the first of two retrospective short story collections (Tempting the Gods). Upcoming are new books in the Flat Earth series. In 2009 she was made a Grand Master of Horror. Tanith Lee lives with her husband, the writer and artist John Kaiine, on the southeast coast of England.

CAITLÍN R. KIERNAN was born in Skerries, Dublin, Ireland, but grew up in Leeds, Alabama. As a teenager, she worked as a volunteer in Birmingham, Alabama’s, Red Mountain Museum, and later studied geology and vertebrate paleontology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has coauthored several scientific publications, beginning in 1988, the latest published in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology in 2002. Her first novel, Silk, was published in 1998, and she has written eight novels to date, the most recent being The Red Tree. A multiple International Horror Guild Award-winning author, she has also been nominated for the World Fantasy Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Award. Kiernan has also written for DC Comics. She lives with her partner in Providence, Rhode Island.

BILL WILLINGHAM was born in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. He got his start as staff artist for TSR, Inc., providing illustrations for a number of its role-playing games, among them Advanced Dungeons & Dragons and Gamma World. In the 1980s, he gained attention for his comic book series Elementals (published by Comico), and contributed as an illustrator to such titles as DC’s Green Lantern. Willingham created the popular DC Vertigo comic book Fables in 2002, about characters from folklore residing in contemporary Manhattan. To date, Fables is the recipient of fourteen coveted Eisner Awards. His Jack of Fables, created with Matthew Sturges, was chosen by Time magazine as number five in their Top Ten Graphic Novels of 2007. His first Fables prose novel, Peter and Max, was released in 2009, the same year that his comic book Fables: War and Pieces was nominated for the first Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story. One of the most popular comics writers of our time, he currently lives in the woods in Minnesota.

JOE ABERCROMBIE attended Lancaster Royal Grammar School and Manchester University, where he studied psychology. He moved into television production before taking up a career as a freelance film editor. His first novel, The Blade Itself, was published in 2004, and was followed by two further books in the First Law trilogy, Before They Are Hanged and Last Argument of Kings. His most recent book is a stand-alone novel set in the same world, Best Served Cold, and he is currently at work on another, The Heroes. Joe now lives in Bath with his wife, Lou, and his daughters, Grace and Eve. He still occasionally edits concerts and music festivals for TV, but spends most of his time writing edgy yet humorous fantasy novels.

Silverberg Robert, Wolfe Gene, Strahan Jonathan, Abercrombie Joe, Parker K J, Lee Tanith, Moorcock Michael, Erikson Steven, Cherryh C J, Keyes Greg, Cook Glen, Nix Garth, Lynch Scott, Lebbon Tim, Enge James, Anders Lou, Shea Michael, Kiernan n R, Willingham Bill  
обложка книги Swords & Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery Swords & Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery

A truly breathtaking new anthology edited by Jonathan Strahan and Lou Anders, Swords & Dark Magic offers stunning new tales of sword and sorcery action, romance, and dark adventure written by some of the most respected, bestselling fantasy writers working today—from Joe Abercrombie to Gene Wolfe. An all-new Elric novella from the legendary Michael Moorcock and a new visit to Majipoor courtesy of the inimitable Robert Silverberg are just two of the treasures offered in Swords & Dark Magic—a fantasy lover’s dream.

Seventeen original tales of sword and sorcery penned by masters old and new

Elric…the Black Company…Majipoor. For years, these have been some of the names that have captured the hearts of generations of readers and embodied the sword and sorcery genre. And now some of the most beloved and bestselling fantasy writers working today deliver stunning all-new sword and sorcery stories in an anthology of small stakes but high action, grim humor mixed with gritty violence, fierce monsters and fabulous treasures, and, of course, swordplay. Don’t miss the adventure of the decade!


Swords & Dark Magic is the most important new fantasy anthology to be published this decade. Featuring new stories from the bestselling and brightest writers working in the genre, including: New York Times bestselling authors Scott Lynch and Garth Nix; genre greats Michael Moorcock (with an all-new Elric novella), Michael Shea (with a fully authorized new Cugel the Clever adventure), Robert Silverberg (with an all-new Majipoor tale), Glen Cook (with an all-new Black Company story), Gene Wolfe, and C. J. Cherryh; and hot new writers who’ve been re-inventing swords and sorcery like Steven Erikson, Joe Abercrombie, Tim Lebbon, and many more.


Cover illustration © by Benjamin Carré

STEVEN ERIKSON is the pseudonym of Canadian novelist Steve Rune Lundin, best known for his ongoing fantasy series Malazan Book of the Fallen, beginning in 1999 with Gardens of the Moon. Trained as an archaeologist and anthropologist, Erikson is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and is a World Fantasy Award-nominated author. SF Site has called the series “the most significant work of epic fantasy since Donaldson’s Chronicles of Thomas Covenant.” Known for his portrayal of multidimensional characters, he said in an interview conducted by suite101.com, “It’s often commented that my stuff is all shades of gray rather than black and white, but that’s not the same as saying every character is similarly gray—the effect is an overall one rather than a specific one. Most of the characters I come up with have pretty fixed notions of right and wrong, they have a moral center, in other words, whether consciously recognized or not. But in coming at something from more than one side, the reader is left free to choose which one they’ll favor.” Erikson now lives in Cornwall, England.

GLEN COOK grew up in northern California and served in the U.S. Navy with the Third Marine Recon Battalion, an experience that fundamentally affected his later work. Cook then attended the University of Missouri and the Clarion Writers’ Workshop. His first novel, The Heirs of Babylon, appeared in 1972 and was followed by a broad range of fantasy and science fiction novels, including the humorous fantasy Garrett PI series and others. His most important work, though, is the gritty Black Company fantasy series, which follows a mercenary unit over several decades and which brought a whole new perspective to fantasy. Cook is currently retired and lives in St. Louis, Missouri, where he writes full-time.

GENE WOLFE worked as an engineer, before becoming editor of trade journal Plant Engineering. He came to prominence as a writer in the late 1960s with a sequence of short stories in Damon Knight’s Orbit anthologies. His early major novels were The Fifth Head of Cerberus and Peace, but he established his reputation with a sequence of three long, multivolume novels—The Book of the New Sun, The Book of the Long Sun, and The Book of the Short Sun. His short fiction has been collected in The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories, Endangered Species, Strange Travelers, and, most recently, The Best of Gene Wolfe. He is the recipient of the Nebula, World Fantasy, Locus, John W. Campbell Memorial, British Fantasy, British SF, and World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Awards. Wolfe’s most recent book is the novel An Evil Guest. Upcoming is his new novel The Sorcerer’s House.

JAMES ENGE has been developing his stories of Morlock Ambrosius for years, but had to wait for the pendulum to swing back in favor of sword and sorcery before he made a splash. Appearing only recently in the pages of Black Gate, Flashing Swords, and everyday fiction.com, his tales of a wandering wizard and swordsman built up a loyal following in a very short time, before leaping into novel form with the books Blood of Ambrose, This Crooked Way, and The Wolf Age. Strange Horizon writes of him: “There’s a kind of literately sensuous pleasure in Enge’s writing…the pleasure of an intelligent, skillful writer amusing himself and us.” Little surprise then that Enge is an instructor of classical languages at a Midwestern university. Speaking to Fantasy Book Critic, he said, “The modern realistic novel, increasingly in the twentieth century, concerned itself with character above all else: what the character felt and perceived. I’m not knocking this: realistic fiction has some triumphant achievements in this line…But I think it’s an approach that is susceptible to diminishing returns. Genre fiction, like medieval and classical traditions of storytelling, tends to concentrate much more on what people do and the context in which they do it. I love this concentration on conduct, on action (but not necessarily in the car-chases-and-gunfights sense) and on the world…I find it in the older narrative traditions; I find it in genre fiction; and I think it’s the reason that twenty-first-century literary fiction is looking to refresh itself at the wells of genre.”

C. J. CHERRYH began writing stories at the age of ten, when she became frustrated with the cancellation of her favorite TV show, Flash Gordon. She has a Master of Arts degree in classics from Johns Hopkins University, where she was a Woodrow Wilson fellow, and taught Latin, Ancient Greek, the classics, and ancient history in Oklahoma. Cherryh wrote novels in her spare time when not teaching, and in 1975 sold her first novels Gate of Ivrel and Brothers of Earth to Donald A. Wollheim at DAW Books. The books won her immediate recognition and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 1977. In 1979, her short story “Cassandra” won the Best Short Story Hugo, and she quit teaching to write full-time. She has since won the Hugo Award for Best Novel twice, first for Down-below Station in 1982 and then again for Cyteen in 1989. In addition to developing her own fictional universes, Cherryh has contributed to several shared world anthologies, including Thieves’ World, Heroes in Hell, and the Merovingen Nights series, which she edited. Her most recent novels are major new Alliance novel, Regenesis, and new Foreigner novel, Conspirator. She lives near Spokane, Washington, and enjoys skating and traveling. She regularly makes appearances at science fiction conventions.

Raised in rural Vermont, K. J. PARKER is part of the new generation of fantasy writers who, over the past ten years, has been publishing work that has been redefining sword and sorcery. Parker’s first novel, Colors in the Steel, appeared in 1998 and was followed by two further volumes in the Fencer trilogy, the Scavenger trilogy, and the critically acclaimed Engineer trilogy. Parker’s most recent books are novels The Company and The Folding Knife, and novella “Purple and Black.” Having worked in law, journalism, and numismatics, Parker is married to a solicitor, lives in southern England, and, when not writing, likes to make things out of wood and metal.

GARTH NIX grew up in Canberra, Australia. When he turned nineteen, he left to drive around the United Kingdom in a beat-up Austin with a boot full of books and a Silver-Reed typewriter. Despite a wheel literally falling off the car, he survived to return to Australia and study at the University of Canberra. He has since worked in a bookshop, as a book publicist, a publisher’s sales representative, an editor, a literary agent, and as a public relations and marketing consultant. His first story was published in 1984 and was followed by novels The Ragwitch, Sabriel, Shade’s Children, Lirael, Abhorsen, the six-book YA fantasy series the Seventh Tower, and, most recently, the seven-book the Keys to the Kingdom series. He lives in Sydney with his wife and their two children.

MICHAEL MOORCOCK was born in London, England. At the age of sixteen, he became editor of Tarzan Adventures, and later, Sexton Black Library. But it was his editorship of New Worlds magazine, from May 1964 to March 1971, during which he fostered the “New Wave,” perhaps the most important movement in the history of science fiction. Moorcock is best known, however, for his creation of the Multiverse and his influence on sword and sorcery (a subgenre he helped name, together with Fritz Leiber). His character, Elric of Melniboné, is one of the most influential fantasy antiheroes the genre has ever produced. Not only have the novels been in continuous print since the 1970s, but Elric has crossed over into comics, role-playing games, and rock and roll. Moorcock’s influence on sword and sorcery fiction is colossal and no anthology of same could hope to be complete without him. He and his wife, Linda, currently divide their time between Texas, France, and California.

TIM LEBBON was born in London and lived in Devon until the age of eight. His first short story was published in 1994 in the indie magazine Psychotrope, and his first novel, Mesmer, appeared three years later, in 1997. Since then he has published over thirty books, including 2009’s The Island and The Map of Moments (with Christopher Golden). His dark fantasy novel, Dusk, which came out in 2007, won the August Derleth Award from the British Fantasy Society, and his novelization of the film 30 Days of Night was a New York Times bestseller. His new novel, Echo City Falls, is due out in 2010. A full-time writer since 2006, he now lives in Goytre, Monmouthshire, with his wife and two children.

ROBERT SILVERBERG, born in New York City, is a science fiction Grand Master, and a multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author. He published his first novel, the children’s book Revolt on Alpha C, in 1955. Silverberg won his first Hugo Award for Best New Writer the following year, 1956, the same year he completed an AB in English Literature from Columbia University. A prolific author, he contributed to the genre such classics as Dying Inside, Nightwings, and Downward to the Earth. In 1980 he published Lord Valentine’s Castle, the first book in his landmark sci-fantasy Majipoor series. He currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, author and editor Karen Haber.

GREG KEYES, who also writes under the names Gregory Keyes and J. Gregory Keyes, was born in Meridian, Mississippi, to a large, diverse, storytelling family. He received degrees in anthropology from Mississippi State and the University of Georgia before becoming a full-time writer. He is the author of The Waterborn, The Black-god, the Age of Unreason tetralogy, and the Star Wars: New Jedi Order novels Edge of Victory I: Conquest, Edge of Victory II: Rebirth, and The Final Prophecy. In 2003, he began his fantasy quartet called the Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, which began with The Briar King and continued with The Charnel Prince, The Blood Knight, and The Born Queen. He lives with his family in Savannah, Georgia, where he is also the head coach of the Savannah College of Art and Design’s fencing club.

MICHAEL SHEA was born to Irish parents in Los Angeles, California, where he frequented Venice Beach and the Baldwin Hills for their wildlife. After attending UCLA on the advance-placement program while still in the tenth grade, he made his way to UC Berkeley for the wildlife there during the Time of Troubles. He hitchhiked across America and Canada twice, and at a hotel in Juneau, Alaska, chanced on a battered book from the lobby shelves: The Eyes of the Overworld, by Jack Vance. It led to his first Vancean novel, A Quest for Simbilis, which was published in 1974. Shea followed that with several novellas, some horrific, some comic, in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, including the Nebula Finalist, “The Autopsy.” He published Nifft the Lean in 1982. A classic of the genre, it won the World Fantasy Award and was followed by The Mines of Behemoth and The A’rak. Other work includes novels The Color Out of Time; In Yana, the Touch of Undying; and collections Polyphemus and The Autopsy and Other Stories.

SCOTT LYNCH was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He worked a variety of jobs, including as a dishwasher, waiter, Web designer, freelance writer, and office manager, before publishing his first novel, The Lies of Locke Lamora, in 2006. Part of the Gentleman Bastard Sequence, concerned with the life of thief and con man Locke Lamora, and set in the world of the shattered Therin Throne Empire, the series is projected to run to seven books. In addition to being a 2007 John W. Campbell Award, William L. Crawford Award, and Locus Award finalist, Scott is a volunteer firefighter, certified in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. He lives with his wife, Jenny, in the city of New Richmond, Wisconsin.

TANITH LEE became a freelance writer in 1975, and has been one ever since. Her first published books were children’s fantasies The Dragon Hoard and Animal Castle. Her first adult fantasy novel, The Birthgrave, was the start of a long association with DAW, which published more than twenty of her works of fantasy, SF, and horror in the 1970s and 1980s. She received the British Fantasy Society’s August Derleth Award in 1980 for Death’s Master, World Fantasy Awards for Best Short Story in 1983 (for “The Gorgon”) and 1984 (for “Elle est Trois (La Mort)”). Enormously prolific, Lee has recently published a trilogy of pirate novels for young adults (Piratica and sequels), a science fiction novel for adults (Mortal Suns), an adult fantasy trilogy (Lionwolf), a young adult fantasy trilogy (Claidi and sequels), and the first of two retrospective short story collections (Tempting the Gods). Upcoming are new books in the Flat Earth series. In 2009 she was made a Grand Master of Horror. Tanith Lee lives with her husband, the writer and artist John Kaiine, on the southeast coast of England.

CAITLÍN R. KIERNAN was born in Skerries, Dublin, Ireland, but grew up in Leeds, Alabama. As a teenager, she worked as a volunteer in Birmingham, Alabama’s, Red Mountain Museum, and later studied geology and vertebrate paleontology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has coauthored several scientific publications, beginning in 1988, the latest published in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology in 2002. Her first novel, Silk, was published in 1998, and she has written eight novels to date, the most recent being The Red Tree. A multiple International Horror Guild Award-winning author, she has also been nominated for the World Fantasy Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Award. Kiernan has also written for DC Comics. She lives with her partner in Providence, Rhode Island.

BILL WILLINGHAM was born in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. He got his start as staff artist for TSR, Inc., providing illustrations for a number of its role-playing games, among them Advanced Dungeons & Dragons and Gamma World. In the 1980s, he gained attention for his comic book series Elementals (published by Comico), and contributed as an illustrator to such titles as DC’s Green Lantern. Willingham created the popular DC Vertigo comic book Fables in 2002, about characters from folklore residing in contemporary Manhattan. To date, Fables is the recipient of fourteen coveted Eisner Awards. His Jack of Fables, created with Matthew Sturges, was chosen by Time magazine as number five in their Top Ten Graphic Novels of 2007. His first Fables prose novel, Peter and Max, was released in 2009, the same year that his comic book Fables: War and Pieces was nominated for the first Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story. One of the most popular comics writers of our time, he currently lives in the woods in Minnesota.

JOE ABERCROMBIE attended Lancaster Royal Grammar School and Manchester University, where he studied psychology. He moved into television production before taking up a career as a freelance film editor. His first novel, The Blade Itself, was published in 2004, and was followed by two further books in the First Law trilogy, Before They Are Hanged and Last Argument of Kings. His most recent book is a stand-alone novel set in the same world, Best Served Cold, and he is currently at work on another, The Heroes. Joe now lives in Bath with his wife, Lou, and his daughters, Grace and Eve. He still occasionally edits concerts and music festivals for TV, but spends most of his time writing edgy yet humorous fantasy novels.

Silverberg Robert, Wolfe Gene, Strahan Jonathan, Abercrombie Joe, Parker K J, Lee Tanith, Moorcock Michael, Erikson Steven, Cherryh C J, Keyes Greg, Kiernan ín R, Cook Glen, Nix Garth, Lynch Scott, Lebbon Tim, Enge James, Anders Lou, Shea Michael, Willingham Bill  
обложка книги Sons Of Destiny Sons Of Destiny

Lord of the Shadows 'Stephen King for kids! Darren Shan has brought his own brand of vampire mythology into the heads and hearts of thousands of children with his vivid and compelling series The Saga of Darren Shan, about one boy's journey from ordinary lad to vampire prince. Once they're hooked, kids tend to rip into the flesh of these books, quickly draining them of their life blood. The covers, with images of ghouls, creeping hands and dripping fangs are terrifying alone. ' Metro Life, Evening Standard Cirque Du Freak "!fast-paced and compelling book which leaves the reader hungry for more." JK Rowling "I read Cirque Du Freak last week. I loved it. I love the way you manage to juggle the funny with the unpleasant, the affection with the hurt. It's great story-telling." Roddy Doyle The Vampire's Assistant "The Vampire's Assistant blazes a thrilling, gruesome trail through a fascinating plot." The Good Book Guide Vampire Mountain "Get your teeth into it!" Funday Times

Shan Darren , The Saga of Darren Shan  
обложка книги Sons Of Destiny Sons Of Destiny

Lord of the Shadows 'Stephen King for kids! Darren Shan has brought his own brand of vampire mythology into the heads and hearts of thousands of children with his vivid and compelling series The Saga of Darren Shan, about one boy's journey from ordinary lad to vampire prince. Once they're hooked, kids tend to rip into the flesh of these books, quickly draining them of their life blood. The covers, with images of ghouls, creeping hands and dripping fangs are terrifying alone. ' Metro Life, Evening Standard Cirque Du Freak "!fast-paced and compelling book which leaves the reader hungry for more." JK Rowling "I read Cirque Du Freak last week. I loved it. I love the way you manage to juggle the funny with the unpleasant, the affection with the hurt. It's great story-telling." Roddy Doyle The Vampire's Assistant "The Vampire's Assistant blazes a thrilling, gruesome trail through a fascinating plot." The Good Book Guide Vampire Mountain "Get your teeth into it!" Funday Times

Shan Darren , The Saga of Darren Shan  
обложка книги Skinwalker Skinwalker

First in a brand new series from the author of the Rogue Mage novels

Jane Yellowrock is the last of her kind—a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn into any creature she desires and hunts vampires for a living. But now she's been hired by Katherine Fontaneau, one of the oldest vampires in New Orleans and the madam of Katie's Ladies, to hunt a powerful rogue vampire who's killing other vamps...

Hunter Faith Jane Yellowrock  
обложка книги Survivors – A Novel of the Coming Collapse Survivors – A Novel of the Coming Collapse Rawles James Wesley  
обложка книги Stíhače asteroidov Stíhače asteroidov

Diela Carlosa Rascha, známeho nemeckého spisovateľa vedeckofantastických románov, vychádzajú v mnohých krajinách vo veľkých nákladoch. Slovenský čitateľ zoznamuje sa s ním po prvý raz v Stíhačoch asteroídov, utópii z tretieho tisícročia, ktorá bola aj úspešne sfilmovaná.

Nekonečné priestory vesmíru križujú flotily stíhačov. Pomáhajú udržiavať bezpečnosť „vesmírnej premávky“ zneškodňovaním meteoritov. Súčasne sa venujú bádaniu vesmíru, lebo na palube okrem kozmonautov sú aj vedci. Ľudstvo na Zemi už nepozná vojny, krajiny neudržiavajú vojská, nevyrábajú sa ničivé zbrane. Cudzia mu je myšlienka mariť ľudské životy v nezmyselných vojnách. Dokladom spoločnej tvorivej práce celého ľudstva sú medzinárodné posádky vesmírnych lodí. Aké je však prekvapenie posádky stíhača asteroidov 408, keď nad’abí na cudziu loď zvláštneho tvaru. Tajomná raketa neodpovedá na ich signály a hrozivo mlčí. Medzi členmi stíhača začína sa rodiť domnienka, že v neznámej rakete môže byť posádka z inej planéty. Pozemšťania od vekov túžili poznať bytosti z iných planét, ale nikdy si nepredstavovali, že by ich prvé stretnutie mohlo byť nepriateľské…

Zdá sa však, že tentoraz je katastrofa nevyhnutná…

Rasch Carlos  
обложка книги Stanie się czas Stanie się czas

Co byś zrobił, gdybyś mógł siłą woli przenosić się w czasie? Gdyby Twój dar mógł wpłynąć na losy świata? Jack Havig jest mutantem obdarzonym taką zdolnością. Wie, że ludzkość zgotuje sobie apokalipsę i że po niej przyjdzie czas stabilizacji pod panowaniem mądrego ludu Maurai. Jednak nie tylko Jack potrafi wędrować przez wieki — są też inni obdarzeni tą zdolnością, a ich wizja przyszłości jest całkiem odmienna.

Powieść była nominowana do Nagrody Hugo w roku 1973.

Anderson Poul  
обложка книги Singularity Sky Singularity Sky

This much-anticipated debut novel is set 400 years in the future-and in the wake of perfected time travel, the ultimate advancements in technology and information, and the groundbreaking development of Artificial Intelligence. Is this all a great step for humanity? Or will it be our ultimate downfall?


Singularity Sky is a truly visionary novel of the future, and already its author, Charles Stross, has become the most talked-about new voice in science fiction…

Stross Charles Eschaton  
обложка книги Spin Spin

Tres adolescentes, los gemelos Diane y Jason Lawton y su mejor amigo, Tyler Dupree, contemplan las estrellas cuando, de repente, éstas se apagan. Ha nacido el Spin, un peculiar escudo alrededor del planeta, de origen y objetivo desconocidos. Spin trata de los extraños años en la vida de este trío, mientras el Universo verá transcurrir tres mil millones de años al otro lado del escudo que resulta ser, también, una discontinuidad temporal creada por fuerzas e ingenieros desconocidos, los misteriosos Hipotéticos.

Jason, un genio, invertirá su vida de célibe en una lucha contra el tiempo para descubrir los porqués del Spin, siguiendo primero los dictados de su poderoso padre y enfrentándose a él en momentos crucialess, Tyler se convertirá en médico y será el narrador de la historia gracias a ser el amigo y confidente de Jason, mientras mantiene oculto su amor, nunca correspondido, por Diane, la única que se dejará llevar por el nuevo fanatismo religioso que el Spin desencadena irremediablemente. Aprovechando el tiempo al otro lado del escudo, se terraformará Marte y la llegada posterior de un descendiente de humanos nacido en Marte centrado en las biotecnologías ofrece la posibilidad de entrar en el Cuarto Estado, “una madurez más allá de la madures”, casi una inmortalidad…


Premio Hugo 2006.

Wilson Robert Charles Spin (fr), Spin (es)  
обложка книги Swordbird Swordbird

From Publishers Weekly

Yi Fan's tightly woven story delivers a manifest message promoting peace and freedom. Starring woodland bird characters, the saga pits the tyrannical hawk Turnatt, captor of "slavebirds" whom he shackles and puts to work building his fortress, against the cardinals and blue jays. Though once friendly, these two benign flocks are now at war: Turnatt's soldiers have stolen eggs and food from each flock (the hawk eats a purloined egg daily, believing this will "keep death away"), and have led each camp to believe the other is responsible for the thefts. One of the slavebirds, a robin named Miltin, escapes to tell Aska, a brave young jay, about Turnatt's evil doings and his plan to enslave all the local woodbirds. Blue jays and cardinals join forces to vanquish the despot, a mission that entails several diverting twists, including a search for the necessary elements to summon the Swordbird, the "mystical white bird, the son of the Great Spirit." The author occasionally relieves the tale's ample tension with snippets of humor. While feasting with a traveling troupe of winged thespians, for instance, the cardinals and blue jays drive away Turnatt's marauding forces by bombarding them with bean soup and raspberry pies. Experienced readers will recognize the familiar allegory here, but the book will likely appeal to Redwall fans, and this young writer is worth watching.

From School Library Journal

Grade 4-6-The Stone-Run Country is in peril. The blue jays' Bluewingle tribe and their former friends, the cardinals of the Sunrise tribe, have gone to war. Each side believes the other to have stolen its food and eggs, little suspecting the malicious hawk, Turnatt, along with his hoard of crows and ravens. Now he is intent on forcing all of the local woodbirds to work on his magnificent fortress, and it's up to a variety of brave avians to upset the villain's plans. Their only hope lies in summoning the great warrior, Swordbird, to assist them in their time of need. Fan wrote the book when she was 11 as a response to a world at war; it goes without saying that she is very talented. However, the book essentially reuses old tropes in a new setting, making the plot, pacing, and characters more than a little predictable and, for all of its charms, the story is overly familiar. Dialogue runs to the clunky with lines like, "I'll get you, me and my crew will" and "You'll pay for that, scalawag!" The greatest credit should be given to the illustrator, who took the author's imagery and made it believable as well as attractive.

Yi Fan Nancy  
обложка книги Suicide, Inc Suicide, Inc

No one knew who, or what, Whistler was-except that "he" was the mastermind of the Interplanetary Investigation Agency, known as Suicide, Inc. Its orders were issued through floating terminals and executed by androids and humanoids. And one human ex-criminal named Smith…

Goulart Ron  
обложка книги Sapnų Gyvate Sapnų Gyvate

Žemę ištiko termobranduolinė katastrofa

Teišliko tik saujelė žmonių, net dykumų smėlis pasidarė juodas…


Gydytoją vadino Gyvate, nes savo vaistus ji išgaudavo iš gyvačių. Bet buvo dar viena, Sapnų Gyvatė, kurią veisė tik ateiviai.

Tamsūs ir bailūs žmonės užmušė Sapnų Gyvatę ir sugriovė gydytojos gyvenimą.

Vienintelė viltis — iškeliauti žygin ir surasti kitą Sapnų Gyvatę…

Mclntyre Vonda N Pasaulinės fantastikos Аukso fondas  
обложка книги Smoczy Pazur Smoczy Pazur

Debren z Dumayki, wędrowny mistrz magii, czarodziej z tytułem uniersyteckim i wiecznie pustą sakiewką musi się zmierzyć z licznymi przeciwnikami. Mimo swej apolityczności, raz po raz wplątywany jest w intrygi tajnych służb, rewolucjonistów i ambitnych pretendentów do już obsadzonych tronów…

Baniewicz Artur  
обложка книги Storm dragon Storm dragon Wyatt James Eberron:Draconic prophesies, Draconic prophesies  
обложка книги Stonewielder Stonewielder Esslemont Ian Cameron Malazan Empire  
обложка книги Secret Of The Sixth Magic Secret Of The Sixth Magic Hardy Lyndon Magics  
обложка книги Straż nocna Straż nocna

Komendant Sam Vimes ze Straży Miejskiej Ankh-Morpork miał wszystko. Ale teraz wrócił do swojej własnej, twardej i ostrej przeszłości, pozbawiony nawet ubrania, które miał na sobie, gdy uderzyła błyskawica.

Życie w przeszłości jest trudne. Śmierć w przeszłości jest niezwykle łatwa. Musi jednak przeżyć, by wykonać swoją robotę. Ma wyśledzić mordercę, nauczyć swoje młodsze ja, jak być dobrym gliną, i zmienić rezultat krwawej rewolucji. Jest też pewien problem: jeśli wygra, straci żonę, straci dziecko, straci przyszłość.

Dyskowa „Opowieść o jednym mieście”, z pełnym zespołem ulicznych urwisów, dam negocjowalnego afektu, rebeliantów, tajnej policji i innych dzieci rewolucji.

Prawda! Sprawiedliwość! Wolność!

I Jajko Na Twardo!

Pratchett Terry Świat Dysku  
обложка книги Soldier of the mist Soldier of the mist Wolfe Gene Latro  
обложка книги Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, an evil legacy long believed dead is stirring. Even the Jedi are caught by surprise, their attentions focused on the political unrest between the Trade Federation and the Republic. Now the dark side of the Force threatens to overwhelm the light, and only an ancient Jedi prophecy stands between hope and doom for the entire galaxy.


On the desert world of Tatooine, far from the concerns for the Republic, a slave boy works by day and dreams by night—of being a Jedi Knight and one day traveling the stars to worlds he's only heard of in stories… of finding a way to win freedom from enslavement for himself and his beloved mother. His only hope lies in his extraordinary instincts and his strange gift for understanding the "rightness" of things, talents that allow him to be one of the best Podracers on the planet.


In another part of the galaxy, the Jedi Knight Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice, young Obi-Wan Kenobi, are charged with the protection of the Amidala, the young Queen of Naboo, as she seeks to end the siege of her planet by Trade Federation warships. It is this quest that brings Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan, and the Queen's beautiful young handmaiden to the sand-swept streets of Tatooine and the shop where the slave boy Anakin Skywalker toils and dreams. And it is this unexpected meeting that marks the beginning of the drama that will become legend…

Brooks Terry  
обложка книги Secrets Of The Jedi Secrets Of The Jedi

THREE GENERATIONS OF JEDI.

THREE UNTOLD SECRETS.


A Jedi is never to fall in love…


Grieving for the loss of his friend Tahl, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn has been sent back to the Jedi Temple to recover. But this peace is soon shattered by an urgent mission — a young boy with a knack for technology has intercepted a message that indicates a mass assassination of planetary leaders is about to take place. It is up to Qui-Gon and his apprentice, Obi-Wan Kenobi, to protect the boy from the bounty hunter assassins…and to foil the deadly plot.


Joining Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan on their mission are the Jedi Master Adi Gallia and her headstrong apprentice, Siri. Obi-Wan and Siri have been sparring partners for a long time. But as the assassins' pursuit tightens, they find their relationship beginning to change in an unexpected direction…


A generation later, Obi-Wan, Siri, and the boy they tried to save are reunited once more — with the fate of the Clone Wars hinging on the outcome. Old tensions rise once more — as well as new conflicts and secrets. Obi-Wan's apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, has many things to hide, and when his secret wife, Padmé Amidala, joins the Jedi mission, the risks become even greater than before.


SECRETS ARE DANGEROUS.

SECRETS ARE DIFFICULT.

SECRETS CAN KILL.

Уотсон Джуд  
обложка книги Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

There is a great disturbance in the Force…. From the sleek ships of the glimmering Coruscant skyscape to the lush gardens of pastoral Naboo, dissent is roiling. The Republic is failing, even under the leadership of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, elected ten years earlier to save the crumbling government. Separatists threaten war, and the Senate is hopelessly divided, unable to determine whether to raise an army for battle or keep the fragile peace. It is a stalemate that, once broken, could lead to galactic chaos.


Mischievous and resolved, courageous to the point of recklessness, Anakin Skywalker has come of age in a time of great upheaval. The nineteen-year-old apprentice to Obi-Wan Kenobi is an enigma to the Jedi Council, and a challenge to his Jedi Master. Time has not dulled Anakin’s ambition, nor has his Jedi training tamed his independent streak. When an attempt on Senator Padmé Amidala's life brings them together for the first time in ten years, it is clear that time also has not dulled Anakin's intense feelings for the beautiful diplomat.


The attack on Senator Amidala just before a crucial vote thrusts the Republic even closer to the edge of disaster. Masters Yoda and Mace Windu sense enormous unease. The dark side is growing, clouding the Jedi's perception of the events. Unbeknownst to the Jedi, a slow rumble is building into the roar of thousands of soldiers readying for battle. But even as the Republic falters around them, Anakin and Padmé find a connection so intense that all else begins to fall away. Anakin will lose himself — and his way — in emotions a Jedi, sworn to hold allegiance only to the Order, is forbidden to have.

Salvatore Robert Anthony  
обложка книги Shatterpoint Shatterpoint

Mace Windu is a living legend: Jedi Master, senior member of the Jedi Council, skilled diplomat, devastating fighter. Some say he is the deadliest man alive. But he is a man of peace — and for the first time in a thousand years, the galaxy is at war.


Now, following the momentous events climaxing in the Battle of Geonosis, Master Mace Windu must undertake a perilous homecoming to his native world — to defuse a potentially catastrophic crisis for the Republic…and to confront a terrifying mystery with dire personal consequences.


The jungle planet of Haruun Kal, the homeworld Mace barely remembers, has become a battleground in the increasing hostilities between the Republic and the renegade Separatist movement. The Jedi Council has sent Depa Billaba — Mace's former Padawan and fellow Council member — to Haruun Kal to train the local tribesmen as a guerilla resistance force, to fight against the Separatists who control the planet and its strategic star system with their droid armies. But now the Separatists have pulled back, and Depa has not returned. The only clue to her disappearance is a cryptic recording left at the scene of a brutal massacre: a recording that hints of madness and murder, and the darkness in the jungle…a recording in Depa's own voice.


Mace Windu trained her. Only he can find her. Only he can learn what has changed her. Only he can stop her.


Jedi were never intended to be soldiers. But now they have no choice. Mace must journey alone into the most treacherous jungle in the galaxy — and into his own heritage. He will leave behind the Republic he serves, the civilization he believes in, everything but his passion for peace and his devotion to his former Padawan. And he will learn the terrible price that must be paid, when keepers of the peace are forced to make war…

Stover Matthew  
обложка книги Shadows son Shadows son Sprunk Jon Shadow  
обложка книги Shadow Prowler Shadow Prowler

An army is gathering; thousands of giants, ogres, and other creatures are joining forces from all across the Desolate Lands, united, for the first time in history, under one, black banner. By the spring, or perhaps sooner, the Nameless One and his forces will be at the walls of the great city of Avendoom.

Пехов Алексей Хроники Сиалы  
обложка книги Scarlet Scarlet Lawhead Stephen R King Raven  
обложка книги Some Will Not Die Some Will Not Die

The plague struck, and ninety percent of Earth's population died. Those who survived tried to maintain some sort of civilization… which meant more killing, as it turned out. But bit by bit, generation by generation, people began to succeed. With occasional setbacks.

Budrys Algis  
обложка книги Shadowfall Shadowfall Clemens James Godslayer  
обложка книги Shadrach nella fornace Shadrach nella fornace

Siamo nel 2012 e la popolazione del mondo è stata decimata dalle guerre batteriologiche. Il nostro pianeta è dominato da un vecchio e astuto tiranno che si fa chiamare Genghis II Mao IV Khan e che abita in un palazzo a forma di torre, nella Mongolia.

Il Khan è ormai giunto al novantatreesimo anno d’età e lo mantengono in vita i trapianti che gli pratica il suo medico personale, Shadrach Mordecai, talmente devoto al proprio paziente da portare, impiantati nel corpo, una serie di “sensori” telemetrici con i quali controlla d’istante in istante le condizioni di Genghis Mao.

Un’altra importante funzione di Mordecai è quella di dirigere tre distinte ricerche mediche, tutt’e tre miranti ad assicurare al vecchio tiranno l’immortalità fisica. La più avanzata delle tre è il Progetto Avatar, consistente nel trapiantare il cervello, e dunque la personalità, del Khan nel corpo di un uomo più giovane.

Mordecai sa che il corpo in cui dovrà trapiantare il cervello del Khan è quello dell’erede designato, un giovanotto ignaro del suo destino (e, in generale, non troppo sveglio) chiamato Mangu; ma dopo qualche tempo scopre di dover sostituire Mangu. Inizia così per Mordecai un pericoloso gioco d’azzardo: se il piano difensivo da lui elaborato avrà successo, egli potrà diventare il padrone del mondo. Se non avrà successo, dovrà fare dono del suo corpo al rapace Genghis Mao.


Nominato per Premio Nebula in 1976.

Nominato per Premio Hugo in 1977.

Silverberg Robert  
обложка книги Shadrach in the Furnace Shadrach in the Furnace

In the twenty-first century, a battered world is ruled by a crafty old tyrant, Genghis II Mao IV Khan. The Khan is ninety-three years old, his life systems sustained by the skill of Mordecai Shadrach, a brilliant young surgeon whose chief function is to replace the Khan’s worn-out organs. Within the vast tower-complex, the most advanced equipment is dedicated to three top-priority projects, each designed to keep the Khan immortal. Most sinister of these is Project Avatar, by which the Khan’s mind and persona are to be transferred to a younger body.


Nominated for Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1976.

Nominated for Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1977.

Silverberg Robert  
обложка книги Słupy Herkulesa Słupy Herkulesa Anderson Poul Patrol czasu  
обложка книги Szach Mongołom Szach Mongołom Anderson Poul Patrol czasu  
обложка книги Seven Princes Seven Princes Fultz John R Books of the Shaper  
обложка книги Sword Woman and Other Historical Adventures Sword Woman and Other Historical Adventures

The immortal legacy of Robert E. Howard, creator of Conan the Cimmerian, continues with this latest compendium of Howard’s fiction and poetry. These adventures, set in medieval-era Europe and the Near East, are among the most gripping Howard ever wrote, full of pageantry, romance, and battle scenes worthy of Tolstoy himself. Most of all, they feature some of Howard’s most unusual and memorable characters, including Cormac FitzGeoffrey, a half-Irish, half-Norman man of war who follows Richard the Lion-hearted to twelfth-century Palestine—or, as it was known to the Crusaders, Outremer; Diego de Guzman, a Spaniard who visits Cairo in the guise of a Muslim on a mission of revenge; and the legendary sword woman Dark Agnès, who, faced with an arranged marriage to a brutal husband in sixteenth-century France, cuts the ceremony short with a dagger thrust and flees to forge a new identity on the battlefield.

Lavishly illustrated by award-winning artist John Watkiss and featuring miscellanea, informative essays, and a fascinating introduction by acclaimed historical author Scott Oden, Sword Woman and Other Historical Adventures is a must-have for every fan of Robert E. Howard, who, in a career spanning just twelve years, won a place in the pantheon of great American writers.

Howard Robert E  
Sense Юсупова Рината  
обложка книги Star Wars: Эпизод II. Атака клонов Star Wars: Эпизод II. Атака клонов

Со времен битвы на Набу, где армия гунганов противостояла бесчисленным дроидам Торговой Федерации, минуло десять лет. Несмотря на предвыборные посулы верховного канцлера Палпатина, на Республику обрушивается все больше бед. И самая главная - сепаратисты разрывают Галактику на части.

Единственная сила, еще удерживающая Республику в единении и сохраняющая хотя бы видимость мира в Галактике, - Орден рыцарей-джедаев. Бывшей королеве, а ныне сенатору с планеты Набу Падме Амидале угрожает смертельная опасность от неизвестного врага. Совет Ордена приставляет ей личную охрану - бесстрашного и безрассудного Анакина Скайуокера...

Охотник за головами Джанго Фетт и его сын Боба, Оби-Ван Кеноби и учитель Йода, молодой Оуэн Ларе и Шми Скайуокер в галактическом эпосе Звездных Войн!

Сальваторе Роберт  
обложка книги Star Wars: Вектор-прим Star Wars: Вектор-прим

 Давным-давно в далекой Галактике... Империя рухнула, но неожиданный внешний враг — загадочная и воинственная цивилизация йуужань-вонгов — стремится захватить Галактику, проверяя на прочность мирные, но отнюдь не безмятежные будни Новой Республики. Коварный лазутчик Ном Анор плетет интриги, искусно используя проблемы, доставшиеся в наследство от Империи народам Галактики, и планеты гибнут в войнах и катастрофах. И вновь в центре событий оказываются Хэн и Лейя Соло, их дети, новые джедаи Йайана, Йакен и Анакин, наставники джедаев Люк и Мара Скайуокер, верный друг Чуй Чубакка и пройдоха старина Ландо Калриссиан. На их стороне изворотливость человеческого ума, отвага и боевой опыт бывалых пилотов, мужество и Сила джедаев и старая дружба. Хватит ли этого, чтобы остановить вторжение и сорвать великолепно подготовленную военную операцию?

Сальваторе Роберт  
обложка книги Star Wars: Осколок Кристалла Власти Star Wars: Осколок Кристалла Власти

Новая надежда уже пришла в Галактику но Империя еще только готовит ответный удар. После гибели "Звезды Смерти" космический флот Империи под командованием Дарта Вейдера уничтожил пять крупнейших баз Альянса за восстановление республики.

В поисках новых союзников, готовых поддержать Альянс в борьбе с Империей принцесса Лейя Органа и Люк Скайуокер отправляются на планету Циркарпус, где действует хорошо организованное подполье. Лейя Органа надеется уговорить присоединиться их к Альянсу. Вынужденная посадка на теплую и солнечную планету Мимбан обернулась неожиданным открытием. Местная жительница показывает им осколки загадочного кристалла, являющегося средоточием Великой Силы.

Но в погоне за находкой Люку и принцессе Лейе предстоит столкнуться со своим главным врагом - Дартом Вейдером, организовавшим имперскую экспедицию за кристаллами Люк Скайуокер и принцесса Лейя Органа, Дарт Вейдер и имперский Мофф Бин Эссада, могучие йюзземы Кии и Хин, и ведьма Халла - в пылающих мирах Звездных Войн!

Фостер Алан Дин  
обложка книги Star Wars: Преддверие бури Star Wars: Преддверие бури

Давным-давно в далекой Галактике…

Республика продолжает распадаться даже под мудрым руководством верховного канцлера Палпатина, который был призван сенатом, чтобы спасти Галактику.

Крошечная, но стратегически важная планета Ансион готова присоединиться к растущему движению сепаратистов. По просьбе канцлера совет Ордена джедаев посылает двух рыцарей, Оби-Вана Кеноби и Луминару Ундули, с их учениками-палаванами Анакином Скайуокером и Баррисс Оффи урегулировать положение и отговорить жителей планеты от опрометчивого поступка. Чтобы преуспеть, джедаям придется выполнить почти невозможное, подружиться с чужаками и заставить две воюющие армии примириться и сесть за стол переговоров… Через два года начнется легендарная Война Клонов…

Рыцари-джедаи Оби-Ван Кеноби и Луминара Ундули, их падаваны Анакин Скайуокер и Баррисс Оффи, граф Дуку и президент гильдии купцов Шу Май, проводники Булган и Киахта, кочевники Алвари и странное существо тукуи на полях сражения дипломатическим словом, Великой Силой и боевыми бластерами в Галактике Звездных Войн!

Фостер Алан Дин  
обложка книги Star Wars: Эпизод V. Империя наносит ответный удар Star Wars: Эпизод V. Империя наносит ответный удар

 Давным - давно в далекой Галактике...

Альянс повстанцев пытается возродить свои военные базы после карательных походов Имперского флота под командованием Дарта Вейдера. В битве на ледяной планете Хот Люк Скайуокер снова сталкивается с Повелителем Тьмы. Юный пилот - командор вдруг оказывается под пристальным вниманием Темного императора. За Скайуокером начинается охота. После бегства с Хота Люк отправляется на планету Дагоба, где должен найти легендарного магистра Йоду...

Дарт Вейдер по приказу императора ищет пилота Скайуокера, чтобы доставить его в имперскую резиденцию. Коррелианский контрабандист Хэн Соло спасает принцессу Лейю Орган во время битвы на Хоте и пытается доставить ее на уцелевшую базу Альянса. Но его преследует один излучших "охотников за головами" Боба Фетт, нанятый Дартом Вейдером, а по слухам еще и главой преступного синдиката Джаббой Хаттом. Прервавший свое уединение наставник джедаев Йода предпринимает попытки воссоздать в Галактике Светлый Орден...

И многие - многие другие в пятом эпизоде Звездных Воин "Империя наносит ответный удар"!

Глут Дональд  
обложка книги Speak of the Devil Speak of the Devil

Jenna Black has been establishing Morgan Kingsley as one of the premier female characters in the paranormal fantasy genre: a kick-ass exorcist who frees others of their demonic possessions while struggling — and embracing — her own. Black continues Morgan's dark, sexy adventures in the fourth book in the series, SPEAK OF THE DEVIL.

Hosting the king of the demons is hard enough without becoming the target of a mysterious enemy with a deadly grudge. To make things worse, Morgan must also defend herself against a lawsuit that won't die and a private investigator determined to unearth her every secret. With anonymous death threats piling up and her enemy closing in, Morgan stands to lose everything she holds dear: her reputation, her boyfriend, her freedom — and maybe even her life.

Black Jenna Morgan Kingsley  
обложка книги Speak of the Devil Speak of the Devil

Jenna Black has been establishing Morgan Kingsley as one of the premier female characters in the paranormal fantasy genre: a kick-ass exorcist who frees others of their demonic possessions while struggling — and embracing — her own. Black continues Morgan's dark, sexy adventures in the fourth book in the series, SPEAK OF THE DEVIL.

Hosting the king of the demons is hard enough without becoming the target of a mysterious enemy with a deadly grudge. To make things worse, Morgan must also defend herself against a lawsuit that won't die and a private investigator determined to unearth her every secret. With anonymous death threats piling up and her enemy closing in, Morgan stands to lose everything she holds dear: her reputation, her boyfriend, her freedom — and maybe even her life.

Black Jenna Morgan Kingsley  
Spew Stephenson Neal  
Scherzo with Tyrannosaur Swanwick Michael  
Slow Life Swanwick Michael  
Sekret Alchemika Sędziwoja

Pan Tomasz otrzymuje z Muzeum Narodowego w Krakowie list informujący o propozycji wymiany traktatu „O rtęci siedemnastowiecznego alchemika Michała Sędziwoja na przechowywany w muzeum atanator, specjalny piec alchemiczny. Pan Samochodzik i Paweł Daniec jadą do Krakowa, gdzie okazuje się, że autorkami tej propozycji wymiany są dwie młode dziewczyny, Sanisława i Katarzyna Kruszewskie. Po początkowej rywalizacji panowie i panie łączą wysilki, aby rozwiązać szyfr z „Niemej księgi”, rzedstawiającej etapy produkcji złota. Doświadczenie przeprowadzone przez kuzynki w obecności pana Tomasza i Pawła zdumiewa bu muzealników.

Pilipiuk Andrzej  
Salesman Tale Zelazny Roger  
Spinneret Zahn Timothy  
Star Song and Other Stories Zahn Timothy  
обложка книги Star Wars: Fool's Bargain Star Wars: Fool's Bargain Zahn Timothy  
Survivor's Quest Zahn Timothy  
Suldrun's Garden Vance Jack  
Starman Jones Heinlein Robert A  
Sixth Column Heinlein Robert A  
обложка книги Stories Stories

Ekaterina Sedia resides in the Pinelands of New Jersey. Her new novel, The Secret History of Moscow, was published by Prime Books in November 2007. Her next one, The Alchemy of Stone, will be published in June 2008. Her short stories have sold to Analog, Baen's Universe, Fantasy Magazine, and Dark Wisdom, as well as the Japanese Dreams (Prime Books) and Magic in the Mirrorstone (Mirrorstone Books) anthologies. Visit her at www.ekaterinasedia.com.

Sedia Ekaterina  
обложка книги Science of Discworld Science of Discworld Pratchett Terry, Stuart Ian, Cohen Jack  
Science of Discworld Pratchett Terry  
обложка книги Soul Music Soul Music Pratchett Terry  
Shipbreaker Filippo Paul Di  
Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town Doctorow Cory  
обложка книги Ship of Magic Ship of Magic

Not far from the Six Duchies lies Bingtown, hub of exotic trade and home to a merchant nobility famed for its liveships — rare vessels carved from wizardwood, which ripens magically into sentient awareness. Bingtown's Old Traders, their wealth eroded by northern wars and the rapacity of southern pirates, now face an influx of upstart merchants who bring change to a complex society.

The Vestrit family's only hope of renewed prosperity is the Vivacia, a liveship they have nurtured for three generations. Now, as old Captain Vestrit lies dying in Bingtown, the Vivacia cuts homeward through the waves, about to quicken into a living being. The ship carries Vestrit's daughter Althea and the conniving son-in-law he has named as the Vivacia s next captain.

But lovely, wild-spirited Althea, sailing the Vivacia with her father since childhood and sharing its half-awakened memories and ocean secrets, has bonded with the ship in her deepest soul. Joined by Brashen — her father's first mate, now demoted by the Vivacia's new commander — she will stop at nothing in a bitter quest to claim its captaincy.

Meanwhile, in the rocky cays known as the Pirate Isles, a ruthless man lusts after his own kind of power. The pirate captain Kennit, in his scheme to be king of this outlaw realm, has vowed that he will wrest a liveship from its owners and turn it to his own use. His twisted ambition will bring him into a strange partnership with a boy-priest turned seaman — and into violent conflict with the wizardwood magic of Althea and Brashen.

From the peculiar magic realm of the Others to the bawdy, raucous lair of the pirates, Ship of Magic sweeps a dazzling cast of characters into an epic of terrible beauty and mysterious sorcery.

Hobb Robin Liveship Traders  
обложка книги Sanctus Sanctus

Новелла "Sanctus" входит в авторский сборник "Ночные истории". В нем объединены произведения, отражающие интерес Гофмана к "ночной стороне души", к подсознательному, иррациональному в человеческой психике. Гофмана привлекает тема безумия, преступления, таинственные, патологические душевные состояния.

Это целый мир, где причудливо смешивается реальное и ирреальное, царят призрачные, фантастические образы, а над всеми событиями и судьбами властвует неотвратимое мистическое начало. Это поэтическое закрепление неизведанного и таинственного, прозреваемого и ощущаемого в жизни, влияющего на человеческие судьбы, тревожащего ум и воображение.

Гофман Эрнст Теодор Амадей  
обложка книги Seite 13 und andere Geschichten aus dem Union Club. Seite 13 und andere Geschichten aus dem Union Club. Asimov Isaac  
обложка книги Shimmer Shimmer

Welcome to the Here and Now

Riley Bloom left her sister, Ever, in the world of the living and crossed the bridge into the afterlife — a place called Here, where time is always Now. Riley and her dog, Buttercup, have been reunited with her parents and are just settling into a nice, relaxing death when she's summoned before The Council. They let her in on a secret — the afterlife isn't just an eternity of leisure; Riley has to work. She's been assigned a job, Soul Catcher, and a teacher, Bodhi, a curious boy she can't quite figure out.

Riley, Bodhi, and Buttercup return to earth for her first assignment, a Radiant Boy who's been haunting a castle in England for centuries. Many Soul Catchers have tried to get him to cross the bridge and failed. But he's never met Riley. . .

l Alyson Riley Bloom  
обложка книги Summertide Summertide

It was just before Summertide, the time when the twin planets, Opal and Quake, would orbit closest to their sun, subjecting both — but Quake in particular — to vast tidal forces. And it was to be the most violent Summertide ever, due to the Grand Conjunction of the system’s stars and planets, something that happened only every 350,000 years.

Access to the unstable Quake was supposed to be prohibited, but some very insistent travelers were determined to make the trip. Professor Darya Lang, who had made a career studying artifacts left by the long-vanished aliens called the Builders, had a hunch that during this unusal Summertide she might find the Builders themselves. Louis Nenda and the Cecropian Atvar H’sial had their own interests in Quake, and would do anything to get there. And Councilor Julius Graves was hunting murderers — if they were hiding on Quake, he needed no one’s permission to search for them.

Planetary Administrators Hans Rebka and Max Perry had no choice but to go to Quake themselves — risking their lives to protect the others — and to learn, just maybe, the secret of Summertide and the Builders…

Sheffield Charles Heritage Universe  
обложка книги Sunrise Lands Sunrise Lands Stirling S M Change  
обложка книги Shadow's Edge Shadow's Edge

Kylar Stern has rejected the assassin's life. The Godking's successful coup has left Kylar's master, Durzo, and his best friend, Logan, dead. He is starting over: new city, new friends, and new profession.

But when he learns that Logan might actually be alive and in hiding, Kylar is faced with an agonizing choice: will he give up the way of shadows forever and live in peace with his new family, or will he risk everything by taking on the ultimate hit?

Weeks Brent Night Angel Trilogy  
обложка книги Soldiers Soldiers Dalmas John  
обложка книги Savage Messiah Savage Messiah Newcomb Robert Destinies of Blood and Stone  
обложка книги Shadow Shadow Parker K J Scavenger  
обложка книги Stone spring Stone spring Baxter Stephen Northland  
обложка книги Sundiver Sundiver

No species has ever reached for the stars without the guidance of a patron — except perhaps mankind. Did some mysterious race begin the uplift of humanity aeons ago? Circling the sun, under the caverns of Mercury, Expedition Sundiver prepares for the most momentous voyage in history — a journey into the boiling inferno of the sun.


The book was nominated for Locus Award for Best First Novel in 1981.

Brin David Uplift  
обложка книги Saturn's Children Saturn's Children

Sex oozes from every page of this erotic futuristic thriller. In a far-future class-driven android society, most of the populace are slave-chipped and owned by wealthy aristos. When low-caste but unenslaved android Freya offends an aristo and needs to get off-world, she takes a courier position with the mysterious Jeeves Corporation, but the job turns out to have dangers of its own. Designed as a pleasure-module, Freya isn’t quite as obsolete as she could be, as androids have sex with each other incessantly. Hugo-winner Charles Stross has a deep message of how android slavery recapitulates humanity’s past mistakes, but he struggles to make it heard over the moans and gunshots. Readers nostalgic for the SF of the ’60s will find much that’s familiar (including Freya’s jumpsuit-clad form on the cover), but that doesn’t quite compensate for the flaws.

Stross Charles  
обложка книги Skin Deep Skin Deep

Laura Blackstone, public relations director for the Fey Guild, can spin a story with ease. Across town, Janice Crawford works her magic as the druidess backup for the D C SWAT. Meanwhile, as an operative for an international intelligence agency Mariel Tate uses her beauty and brains to hunt down terrorists. Laura, Janice, and Mariel have nothing in common — except they're the same woman...

Being an undercover agent has its occupational hazards, but Laura makes it look easy. As a spy for a fey intelligence agency, she uses her magical abilities to create disguises that are skin deep — glamours, or personas, that must never be compromised.

Now, while Laura publicizes a special fey exhibition at the National Archives, Janice is almost killed in a drug bust gone wrong, and Mariel discovers a connection between the drug raid and threats made against the exhibition's debut. Laura's different worlds are about to collide, and if she can't keep it together, she'll have more to worry about than being forced to retire an identity. She may lose her life.

Del Franco Mark Laura Blackstone  
обложка книги Star Light Star Light

Clement’s Mission of Gravity was the engaging tale of the adventures of Barlennan, a sea captain among his caterpillar-like people, on the high-gravity world of Mesklin. In Star Light Barlennan and his sailors go with humans to the even stranger world of Dhrawn, a “crusted star” of the type mentioned by Harlow Shapley. Dhrawn circles the feeble red star Lalande 21185, which actually exists (although the planet is fictionalized). Most of the book is the story of a huge landship crossing Dhrawn’s solid surface crewed by these nonhuman sailors, amidst bizarre dangers, and trying to keep Barlennan’s strange plan secret from humans. The characters, despite being mostly from Barlennan’s world, Mesklin, are well drawn and the setting is well realized. Readers bewildered by the melting and freezing of Dhrawn’s ammonia-water hydrosphere will do well to consult a phase diagram.


Nominated for Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1971.

Clement Hal Mesklin  
обложка книги Sfarsitul copilariei Sfarsitul copilariei

Autor cunoscut mai mult pentru «Odiseea spatiala 2001…2010», precum si pentru inventarea satelitului artificial, Clarke este un scriitor bland, care nu socheaza, nu sperie si nu nelinisteste. In «Sfarsitul copilariei», viziunea lui despre viitor este una optimista. In fata tuturor razboaielor ce macina oamenii de mii de ani, in fata poluarii, a amenintarii nucleare, a mutatiilor genetice, a urii rasiale si a multor altor nenorociri, Clarke viseaza frumos si, prin cartile lui, ne facem sa speram.

«Sfarsitul copilariei» are un final trist, dar plin de speranta. O carte ce loveste adanc in mandria omului redus la cotidian, dar care glorifica acelasi om care isi doreste un viitor mai bun pentru copilul sau. O carte clasica, nerecomandata iubitorilor de nave spatiale, lasere si batalii galactice. O carte ce merita citita.

Clarke Arthur C  
Servant of a Dark God Brown John  
обложка книги Shades Shades

TV Series Placement: Summer 2001 – Post-Season 2Ghost StoryNow that their best chance for returning to the home planet has left without them, the "Czechoslovakian" residents of Roswell (code for aliens) must adjust to a more permanent existence on earth than they were expecting. Seeing a possible future for the two of them, Maria nags Michael about money, sending him packing on a salaried weekend trip to help a geologist study a proposed chemical company site. As the group camps out under the stars, a round of spooky ghost stories provides entertainment -- until one of the guys sees a real ghost. The kicker? Michael can see it too. River Dog has also been plagued by the shades of the past in recent days, and he brings Max out to the desert to bear witness as the apparition threatens him. He tells Max of an ancient Mesaliko prophecy that tells of vengeance being exacted by the tribe's ancestors if Visitors are allowed to remain among them -- Visitors like Max, Michael, and Isabel. As the hauntings increase in both frequency and violence, the alien teens and their friends know they must uncover the true origin of the phantoms -- whether physical, mystical, or alien -- before the ghosts follow through on their deadly threats.

Odom Mel Roswell’’  
Something from the Nightside

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Green Simon R Nightside  
обложка книги Snow Crash Snow Crash Stephenson Neal  
Sharper Than A Serpent's Tooth

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Green Simon R Nightside  
Slave of Sarma

It is the fourth book in the Richard Blade series.

__________________________________________

Blade's newest mission: Projection by computer to Dimension X, to track down and kill the russian agent posing as his double.In Sarma, land of weird customs and barbaric punishments, he could survive only by satisfying the cravings of the royal women. Failure ment live burial, or being hurled into the flaming jaws of Bek-Tor. And always the danger from the man who was his double...and might prove to be his final destruction.

Lord Jeffrey  
обложка книги Savage Empire Savage Empire Lorrah Jean Savage Empire  
обложка книги Silverglass Silverglass Rivkin J F Silverglass  
обложка книги Swordsmen of Gor Swordsmen of Gor

Fresh from his exploits in the Steel Worlds, home of the Kurii, a savage alien race intent on conquering Gor, Tarl Cabot has been returned to an isolated beach, at coordinates apparently specified by the Priest-Kings, the masters of Gor and the enemy of the Kurii. His only companions are his beautiful new slave Cecily, and Ramar, a ferocious sleen bred in the Steel Worlds to hunt and kill. But why has he been returned to such a remote spot? Did the Priest-Kings wish their former agent to serve them once more? Did the Kurii intend to use Cabot to further their own ends? The truth, as Tarl will learn, is darker, and deeper, than either of these possibilities.


In SWORDSMEN OF GOR, the latest book in John Norman’s best-selling Gorean saga, follow Tarl as he embarks on a new adventure with the Pani, a strange people with mysterious origins, and learn the dark, sinister truth behind his return to Gor, the Counter-Earth.

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

The Kur came to Port Kar! Two of the terrible space beasts came to make Tarl Cabot an offer. They, a death-squad, sought the renegade Kur commander, the great Half Ear, whom Tarl had once battled in the Far North.

But Tarl refused their offer, for Half Ear was more valuable to the Priest-Kings alive than to the Kur dead. And now he knew it was imperatible for him to save that monster from the doom that would fast over take him.

This meant venturing into the forbidden Barrens of Gor-a vast land of plains and praries whose cruel masters were tribes of savage red riders and where civilized men were always prey and their women were mere trophies of the hunt!

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

The Kur came to Port Kar! Two of the terrible space beasts came to make Tarl Cabot an offer. They, a death-squad, sought the renegade Kur commander, the great Half Ear, whom Tarl had once battled in the Far North.

But Tarl refused their offer, for Half Ear was more valuable to the Priest-Kings alive than to the Kur dead. And now he knew it was imperatible for him to save that monster from the doom that would fast over take him.

This meant venturing into the forbidden Barrens of Gor-a vast land of plains and praries whose cruel masters were tribes of savage red riders and where civilized men were always prey and their women were mere trophies of the hunt!

Norman John Chronicles of Counter-Earth  
обложка книги Slave Girl Of Gor Slave Girl Of Gor

Tarl Cabot had resumed his allegiance to the Priest-kings, the non-human but benevolent rulers of Earth's orbital twin planet, Gor. And accordingly Tarl knew that the battle for the possesion of the planet was under way-the Kurii, the beastlike invaders, had made their plan.

There was a girl, once Judy Thornton of Earth, found in the wilderness of Gor. Captured, as such lovely strangers were on the ruthless world, she was to undergo the training that would make of her a slave girl of great value.

But unknown to her captors was the fact that she was a tool of the Kurii, that she carried a programmed message that imperilled the future of Gor. It was for possession of her mind and body that Priest-Kings and Kur-monsters battled, while a planet went its way unsuspecting that its very fate was also locked within the slave collar that graced her neck.

Norman John Chronicles of Counter-Earth  
обложка книги Slave Girl Of Gor Slave Girl Of Gor

Tarl Cabot had resumed his allegiance to the Priest-kings, the non-human but benevolent rulers of Earth's orbital twin planet, Gor. And accordingly Tarl knew that the battle for the possesion of the planet was under way-the Kurii, the beastlike invaders, had made their plan.

There was a girl, once Judy Thornton of Earth, found in the wilderness of Gor. Captured, as such lovely strangers were on the ruthless world, she was to undergo the training that would make of her a slave girl of great value.

But unknown to her captors was the fact that she was a tool of the Kurii, that she carried a programmed message that imperilled the future of Gor. It was for possession of her mind and body that Priest-Kings and Kur-monsters battled, while a planet went its way unsuspecting that its very fate was also locked within the slave collar that graced her neck.

Norman John Chronicles of Counter-Earth  
обложка книги Shadow Raiders Shadow Raiders Weis Margaret, Krammes Robert The Dragon brigade  
обложка книги Skeleton Crew Skeleton Crew Haley Cameron The Underworld cycle  
обложка книги Sins of the Demon Sins of the Demon

The homicide beat in Louisiana isn't just terrifying, it's demonic. Detective Kara Gilligan of the supernatural task force has the ability to summon demons to her aid, but she herself is pledged to serve a demonic lord. And now, people who've hurt Kara in the past are dropping dead for no apparent reason. To clear her name and save both the demon and human worlds, she's in a race against the clock and in a battle for her life that just may take her to hell and back.

Rowland Diana Kara Gillian  
обложка книги Stronghold Stronghold Finch Paul  
обложка книги Shadow Heir Shadow Heir

#1 New York Times bestselling author Richelle Mead returns to the Otherworld, a mystic land inextricably linked to our own—and balanced precariously on one woman's desperate courage . . .

Shaman-for-hire Eugenie Markham strives to keep the mortal realm safe from trespassing entities. But as the Thorn Land's prophecy-haunted queen, there's no refuge for her and her soon-to-be-born-children when a mysterious blight begins to devastate the Otherworld. . .

 The spell-driven source of the blight isn't the only challenge to Eugenie's instincts. Fairy king Dorian is sacrificing everything to help, but Eugenie can't trust the synergy drawing them back together. The uneasy truce between her and her shape shifter ex-lover Kiyo is endangered by secrets he can't—or won't—reveal. And as a formidable force rises to also threaten the human world, Eugenie must use her own cursed fate as a weapon—and risk the ultimate sacrifice. . .

Mead Richelle , Dark Swan  
обложка книги Son of Thunder Son of Thunder Leeder Murray Fighters, Забытые королевства:Бойцы  
обложка книги Son of Avonar Son of Avonar

Magic is forbidden throughout the Four Realms. For decades, sorcerers and those associating with them were hunted to near extinction.

But Seri, a Leiran noblewoman living in exile, is no stranger to defying the unjust laws of her land. She is sheltering a wanted fugitive who possesses unusual abilities-a fugitive with the fate of the realms in his hands...

Berg Carol The Bridge of D’Arnath  
обложка книги Stormbringer Stormbringer

Moorcock is off at full throttle. Every scene has ironic meaning. A couple of minor stories, and we're into the lush, manic rush to Armageddon that is STORMBRINGER! Still the greatest plot on the planet, build and build until the final, cataclysmic - and said to be the best in all fantasy fiction - ending, which is completely stunning. Long before Pullman won the Whitbread Moorcock was offering this mad, bad and thoroughly humane fantasy to the world. He remains a giant.

Moorcock Michael Elric Saga  
обложка книги Stormbringer Stormbringer

Moorcock is off at full throttle. Every scene has ironic meaning. A couple of minor stories, and we're into the lush, manic rush to Armageddon that is STORMBRINGER! Still the greatest plot on the planet, build and build until the final, cataclysmic - and said to be the best in all fantasy fiction - ending, which is completely stunning. Long before Pullman won the Whitbread Moorcock was offering this mad, bad and thoroughly humane fantasy to the world. He remains a giant.

Moorcock Michael Elric Saga  
Sea of Swords Salvatore Robert Paths Of Darkness  
обложка книги Star Wars: Алые небеса, голубое пламя Star Wars: Алые небеса, голубое пламя Каннингем Элейн  
обложка книги Star Wars: Эпизод VI. Возвращение джедая Star Wars: Эпизод VI. Возвращение джедая

 Люк Скайуокер возвращается на родную планету Татуин, собираясь спасти своего друга Хэна Соло, находящегося в плену у короля преступного мира Джаббы Хатта. Люк не знает, что Галактическая Империя тайно начала строительство новой боевой космической станции, более смертоносной, чем предыдущая Звезда Смерти. Если станция будет закончена, судьба небольшой группы повстанцев, сражающихся за восстановление свободы в Галактике, будет предрешена...

Поединок Императора и Люка Скайуокера, боевое крещение Разбойного эскадрона в битве у Эндора, диверсионный поход по чащам Лесной луны Хэна Соло и принцессы Лейи Органы, безумный прорыв Веджа Антиллеса и Ландо Калриссиана в недра Звезды Смерти и недолгое возвращение старого джедая - в самых главных сражениях VI эпизода Звездных войн!..

Кан Джеймс  
обложка книги Star Wars: Потерянные Star Wars: Потерянные Зан Тимоти Звездные войны  
обложка книги Star Wars: Правильное решение Star Wars: Правильное решение Зан Тимоти Звездные войны  
Star Wars: Случай в тумане Зан Тимоти Звездные войны  
Star Wars: Байки из дворца Джаббы Хатта-6: Ловкость рук (История Моры Джейд) Зан Тимоти Звездные войны  
Star Wars: Дуэль

Короткая история по мотивам "Звездных войн"

Зан Тимоти  
обложка книги Spirits of the Noh Spirits of the Noh Randall Thomas  
обложка книги Segnali da Giove Segnali da Giove

Da osservazioni raccolte sulla Terra risulta che nella bassa atmosfera di Giove è entrato qualcosa da cui cominciano a pervenire dei segnali. Un Ufo? La deduzione sembrerebbe inevitabile dal momento che nessuna astronave terrestre è ancora mai penetrata laggiù. Ma Zach Hughes — autore dell’indimenticabile Il campo degli Ufo e specialista di fantascienza spaziale non può certamente accontentarsi di una spiegazione così semplice…

Hughes Zach Urania  
обложка книги Sueño del Fevre Sueño del Fevre

Un magnífico barco “Sueño del Fevre”, está dispuesto a vencer a todos los aspirantes al título “Reina del Mississipi”. Es un sueño hecho realidad para su capitán Abner Marsh, una magnífica propiedad para el extraño Joshua York. Pero para este último es principalmente un medio contra su terrible enemigo Damon Julian, el maestro del último enclave de una vieja raza que emerge durante la noche y cuyo placer y necesidad se sacian con sangre humana. Sueño del Fevre es una novela de vampiros, especialmente interesante para los que creen que todo estaba dicho sobre el tema.

Martin George R R  
обложка книги Spock Must Die Spock Must Die

Captain Kirk and the crew of the starship Enterprise find themselves in the middle of an undeclared war waged by the Klingon Empire... The Organians should be consulted about the war but their entire planet has disappeared – or been destroyed... Mr. Spock entered the transporter chamber. His image would be flashed to Organia by the huge machine's faster-than-light tachyons. But the experiment failed. Suddenly there were two Mr. Spocks. One of them had to be destroyed... BUT WHICH ONE?

Блиш Джеймс Star Trek: The Original Series (Bantam Novels), Star Trek (Bantam Novels)  
обложка книги Spock Messiah Spock Messiah

The victim of a cruel experiment, Commander Spock renounces the U.S.S. Enterprise, becomes the Messiah of the planet Kyros, and launches a holy war on the rest of the world.

Cogswell Theodore R, Spano Jr Charles A, Szafran Gene Star Trek: The Original Series (Bantam Novels), Star Trek (Bantam Novels)  
обложка книги Soul Stealers Soul Stealers Remic Andy Clockwork vampire chronicles  
обложка книги Succubus Revealed Succubus Revealed

Georgina Kincaid has had an eternity to figure out the opposite sex, but sometimes they still surprise her. Take Seth Mortensen. The man has risked his soul to become Georgina's boyfriend. Still, with Lucifer for a boss, Georgina can't just hang up her killer heels and settle down to domestic bliss. In fact, she's being forced to transfer operations...to Las Vegas.

The City of Sin is a dream gig for a succubus, but Georgina's allies are suspicious. Why are the powers-that-be so eager to get her away from Seattle — and from Seth? Georgina is one of Hell's most valuable assets, but if there's any way out of the succubus business she plans to take it — no matter how much roadkill she leaves behind. She just hopes the casualties won't include the one man she's risking everything for...

Mead Richelle Georgina Kincaid  
обложка книги Sos Sznur Sos Sznur

Świat przyszłości po zagładzie nuklearnej — cywilizacja cofneła się o całe wieki.

Spory znów rozwiazywane są przez starcie w Kręgu Walki — gdzie każdy może dowieść swojej racji pokonując przeciwnika w uczciwym boju. Nie wszystko jest jednak takie jakie się wydaje…

Poznaj ludzi wybijających się ponad szarą przeciętnośc postapokaliptycznego świata: Sos’a, Var’a i Neq’a. Miłośnicy Mad Maxa i Fallouta się nie zawiodą…

Anthony Piers Krąg walki  
обложка книги Sixty-One Nails Sixty-One Nails Shevdon Mike Courts of the Feyre  
обложка книги Sword Art Online - Том 1 Sword Art Online - Том 1

Бегство невозможно, пока игра не будет пройдена полностью; геймовер означает реальную смерть...

Не зная всей правды о таинственной многопользовательской игре нового поколения "Sword Art Online", десять тысяч игроков залогинились одновременно и тем самым положили начало смертельной битве.

Идя по SAO, главный герой Кирито принял правила игры. В этом игровом мире, в гигантской парящей крепости под названием "Айнкрад", он стал игроком-одиночкой.

Однако, не в силах противостоять настойчивости воительницы и мастера рапиры Асуны, он начал работать с ней в паре.

Эта встреча и предопределила судьбу Кирито...


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Кавахара Рэки Sword Art Online  
StarCraft. Хроника  
обложка книги Stalin's Teardrops Stalin's Teardrops

Another story collection from the prolific Watson (Salvage Rites, Evil Water, Slow Birds), this one comprising 12 tall tales published between 1985 and 1990. The longest piece here is brilliantly conceived: a company of Ushabti, tiny clay figurines placed in the sarcophagus of a pharaoh as his attendants, explore their sarcophagus-universe, then attempt to revive their dead master; what makes no stylistic or literary sense, and irredeemably flaws the story, is Watson's introduction of some investigating Egyptologists in the form of a play and, worse, chanting blank verse. Also noteworthy: the impressively imagined title yarn, which probes the strange consequences arising from deliberately distorted maps but all too soon meanders off into unfathomable byways; and a persuasive yarn that features the surrealist architect Gaudi. Elsewhere, three clumsily obvious metaphors (time travel and race hatred; rich vs. poor; a human chicken becomes chancellor of Oxford University) irritate rather than uplift; a jailer physically and psychically absorbs his prisoners; an English village hides odd goings-on; Sherlock Holmes ponders Cinderella, to astonishing effect; and an ayatollah's eyeball elicits only routine irony. Amazingly inventive – but too often inattentive or downright eccentric in the execution.

Watson Ian  
Snehulienka čov Kir  
Solus Rex

История этого текста изложена самим автором: «Зима 1939–40 годов оказалась последней для моей русской прозы… Среди написанного в эти прощальные парижские месяцы был роман, который я не успел закончить до отъезда и к которому уже не возвращался. За вычетом двух глав и нескольких заметок эту незаконченную вещь я уничтожил. Первая глава, под названием „Ultima Thule“, появилась в печати в 1942 году… Глава вторая, „Solus Rex“, вышла ранее… Быть может, закончи я эту книгу, читателям не пришлось бы гадать: шарлатан ли Фальтер? Подлинный ли он провидец? Или же он медиум, посредством которого умершая жена рассказчика пытается донести смутный абрис фразы, узнанной или неузнанной ее мужем. Как бы то ни было, ясно одно: создавая воображаемую страну (занятие, которое поначалу было для него только способом отвлечься от горя, но со временем переросло в самодовлеющую художественную манию), вдовец настолько вжился в Туле, что оно стало постепенно обретать самостоятельное существование. В первой главе Синеусов говорит между прочим, что перебирается с Ривьеры в Париж, на свою прежнюю квартиру; на самом же деле он переезжает в угрюмый дворец на дальнем северном острове. Искусство позволяет ему воскресить покойную жену в облике королевы Белинды — жалкое свершение, которое не приносит ему торжества над смертью даже в мире вольного вымысла. В третьей главе ей предстояло снова погибнуть от бомбы, предназначавшейся ее мужу, на Эгельском мосту, буквально через несколько минут после возвращения с Ривьеры. Вот, пожалуй, и все, что удается рассмотреть в пыли и мусоре моих давних вымыслов…

Истинный читатель несомненно узнает искаженные отголоски моего последнего русского романа в книге „Под знаком незаконнорожденных“ (1947) и особенно в „Бледном огне“ (1962). Меня эти отзвуки слегка раздражают, но больше всего я сожалею о его незавершенности потому, что он, как кажется, должен был решительно отличаться от всех остальных моих русских вещей качеством расцветки, диапазоном стиля, чем-то не поддающимся определению в его мощном подводном течении…»

Набоков Владимир  
обложка книги Stella doppia 61 Cygni Stella doppia 61 Cygni

Nel 1942, l’astronomo americano K. A. Strand annunciava che la stella doppia 61, nella costellazione del Cigno, aveva un satellite di massa planetaria, gravitante intorno al suo sole (una delle componenti il sistema binario 61 Cygni) in poco meno di cinque anni. La massa di questo pianeta extrasolare era stata calcolata dallo Strand circa 16 volte superiore alla massa di Giove. Sebbene nei mesi successivi fossero fatte altre segnalazioni di corpi planetari gravitanti intorno ad altri Soli (per esempio il satellite della stella 70 Ophiuchi, con una massa 10 volte superiore alla massa di Giove, e il satellite di Proxima Centauri, la stella a noi più vicina, il quale non sarebbe che il doppio della massa di Giove!), pure la comunicazione dello Strand è una delle più sensazionali: per la prima volta la scienza poteva ufficialmente annunciare l’esistenza di pianeti al di là del sistema solare! E’ sul satellite planetario scoperto dallo Strand che Hal Clement, astronomo egli stesso e insegnante di matematica a Cambridge, si è ispirato per questo suo affascinante romanzo. Immaginate che cosa possa significare vivere su un immenso pianeta, la cui atmosfera è prevalentemente composta d’idrogeno, metano e ammoniaca; dove la forza di attrazione gravitazionale è circa tre volte all’equatore quella della Terra, ma per l’enorme schiacciamento dei poli sale a quasi 700 volte nelle regioni polari; dove dato il velocissimo moto di rotazione del pianeta il sole sorge e tramonta ogni venti minuti, mentre un altro sole, molto più lontano, illumina il cielo senza illuminarlo.

Clement Hal  
обложка книги Statki czasu Statki czasu

Powieść napisana została z pozycji pojmowania kosmosu przez człowieka końca dwudziestego wieku i zdobyczy współczesnej nauki; jest nowoczesną reinterpretacją wizji Wellsa. Podróżnik w czasie u Baxtera zmierza ku nieskończoności. Jego zadanie jest daleko ważniejsze niz tylko uratowanie Weeny: prócz tajemnicy przyszłości musi także rozwiązać paradoksy otaczającego go świata.

Autoryzowana kontynuacja Wehikułu czasu Herberta George’a Wellsa.

Baxter Stephen  
обложка книги Stacja Hawksbilla Stacja Hawksbilla

Stany Zjednoczone wpadają w sidła demokracji. Pod populistycznymi hasłami władzę przejmują syndykaliści. Ameryka w szponach dyktatury oznacza tajną policję, aresztowania i zsyłki opozycjonistów. Rząd deklaruje jednak, że nie wykonuje wyroków śmierci. Gdzie więc znikają działacze opozycji? W przeszłości! Oto w przeszłości o miliard lat odległej od nas syndykaliści tworzą stację zsyłki niewygodnych politycznie więźniów. To czas, kiedy na Ziemi nie ukształtowały się jeszcze obecne kontynenty, a pierwsze zwierzęta nie wyszły na ląd. A podróż w czasie może się odbywać tylko w jedną stronę…

Silverberg Robert  
Sługa Boży

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

Piekara Jacek  
обложка книги Something rotten Something rotten

Something Rotten is the fourth installment of the Thursday Next series and she returns to her parallel universe of England in 1988 along with her son, Friday, and Hamlet, prince of Denmark. Both Friday and Hamlet need to be watched and cared for, so Thursday tries again to undo her husband's eradication by the Goliath Corp., which has now changed from a huge corporation to a huge religion. The fictional outlaw Yorrick Kaine decides he wants to be elected emperor and embarks on an anti-Danish tirade to win support. Meanwhile, moody Hamlet watches plays and movies about himself and the Swindon team has a shot at winning the Superhoop, the world championship of croquet. It's more fictional fancy and wild imagination from Jasper Fforde and Something Rotten has received positive reviews. The Denver Post says, "The latest installment in the Thursday Next series is impressive, and arguably Fforde's best work to date. It is a compliment to the author's skill and creativity that his humor remains fresh and his central character gains depth."

Fforde Jasper "Thursday Next"  
обложка книги Something rotten Something rotten

Something Rotten is the fourth installment of the Thursday Next series and she returns to her parallel universe of England in 1988 along with her son, Friday, and Hamlet, prince of Denmark. Both Friday and Hamlet need to be watched and cared for, so Thursday tries again to undo her husband's eradication by the Goliath Corp., which has now changed from a huge corporation to a huge religion. The fictional outlaw Yorrick Kaine decides he wants to be elected emperor and embarks on an anti-Danish tirade to win support. Meanwhile, moody Hamlet watches plays and movies about himself and the Swindon team has a shot at winning the Superhoop, the world championship of croquet. It's more fictional fancy and wild imagination from Jasper Fforde and Something Rotten has received positive reviews. The Denver Post says, "The latest installment in the Thursday Next series is impressive, and arguably Fforde's best work to date. It is a compliment to the author's skill and creativity that his humor remains fresh and his central character gains depth."

Fforde Jasper "Thursday Next"  
обложка книги Son of the Hero Son of the Hero

The Buffer Zone-that was what the seven kingdoms standing between mortal Earth and the realm of the immortal elves was called. When Gil Tyner planned to celebrate his 21st birthday with his parents, he didnt have any idea that he was about to spend not only his birthday but possibly the rest of his life in this zone.

Shelley Rick , Varayan memoir  
обложка книги Son of the Hero Son of the Hero

The Buffer Zone-that was what the seven kingdoms standing between mortal Earth and the realm of the immortal elves was called. When Gil Tyner planned to celebrate his 21st birthday with his parents, he didnt have any idea that he was about to spend not only his birthday but possibly the rest of his life in this zone.

Shelley Rick , Varayan memoir  
обложка книги Salute the Dark Salute the Dark Tchaikovsky Adrian Shadows of the Apt  
Spar

2009 Nebula Award Winner, 2010 Hugo Award Nominee, 2010 Locus Award Finalist

Johnson Kij  
S P Q R (Собиратель камней - 5) Дай Андрей  
обложка книги Spider's Bite Spider's Bite

They call me the Spider. I'm the most feared assassin in the South — when I'm not busy at the Pork Pit cooking up the best barbecue in Ashland. As a Stone elemental, I can hear everything from the whispers of the gravel beneath my feet to the vibrations of the soaring Appalachian Mountains above me. My Ice magic also comes in handy for making the occasional knife. But I don't use my powers on the job unless I absolutely have to. Call it professional pride.

Now that a ruthless Air elemental has double-crossed me and killed my handler, I'm out for revenge. And I'll exterminate anyone who gets in my way — good or bad. I may look hot, but I'm still one of the bad guys. Which is why I'm in trouble, since irresistibly rugged Detective Donovan Caine has agreed to help me. The last thing this coldhearted killer needs when I'm battling a magic more powerful than my own is a sexy distraction…especially when Donovan wants me dead just as much as the enemy.

Estep Jennifer Elemental Assassin  
обложка книги Survivor Survivor

BEFORE HOSTEL…BEFORE SAW..THERE WAS SURVIVOR…

It was supposed to be a romantic weekend getaway. Lisa was looking forward to spending time alone with her husband-and telling him that they are going to have a baby. Instead, it becomes a nightmare when her husband is arrested and Lisa is kidnapped. But the kidnappers aren't asking for ransom. They want Lisa herself. They're going to make her a star-in a snuff film. What they have in mind for Lisa is unspeakable. They plan to torture and murder her as graphically and brutally as possible, and to capture it all on film. If they have their way, Lisa's death will be truly horrifying…but even more horrifying is what Lisa will do to survive…


Deadite Press is proud to present the classic hardcore horror novel by J. F. Gonzalez. Now a new generation of readers will ask — how far would you go to survive?

Gonzalez J F  
обложка книги Skyship Academy Skyship Academy James Nick The Pearl wars  
обложка книги Spider's Revenge Spider's Revenge

Old habits die hard. And I plan on murdering someone before the night is through.


Killing used to be my regular gig, after all. Gin Blanco, aka the Spider, assassin-for-hire. And I was very good at it. Now, I’m ready to make the one hit that truly matters: Mab Monroe, the dangerous Fire elemental who murdered my family when I was thirteen.


Oh, I don’t think the mission will be easy, but turns out it’s a bit more problematic than expected. The bitch knows I’m coming for her. So now I’m up against the army of lethal bounty hunters she hired to track me down. She also put a price on my baby sister’s head. Keeping Bria safe is my first priority. Taking Mab out is a close second.


Good thing I’ve got my powerful Stone and Ice magic — and my irresistible lover Owen Grayson — to watch my back. This battle has been years in the making, and there’s a chance I won’t survive. But if I’m going down, then Mab’s coming with me…no matter what I have to do to make that happen.

Estep Jennifer Elemental Assassin  
обложка книги Sekáč Sekáč

Smrť je nezvěstný. Předpokládá se, že jaksi… odešel. Pravdou však je, že dostal výpověď. To samozřejmě působí určitý zmatek, jaký ostatně vznikne pokaždé, když zrušíte nějakou hodně využívanou službu veřejnosti. Zeměplochu pomalu naplňují nejrůznější duchové, a skupina bojovníků za práva mrtvých má najednou víc práce než kdykoliv předtím.

Zatím se kdesi daleko na venkově objeví podivný, velmi skromný cizinec, který, jak se ukáže, umí skvěle zacházet s kosou. Jeho obrovský bílý kůň se skvostným postrojem sice vypadá jako kradený, ale začínají žně a každé ruky je zapotřebí. Cizinec nastoupí jako vítaný pomocník na farmě slečny Zahořalé a pustí se do práce, i když chvílemi tak nějak po svém…

Pratchett Terry Zeměplocha  
Sword and Scepter Pournelle Jerry  
Sword and Scepter Pournelle Jerry  
обложка книги Sudden Independents Sudden Independents Hill Ted Independents  
обложка книги Sudden Independents Sudden Independents Hill Ted Independents  
обложка книги Signály z vesmíru Signály z vesmíru

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Babula ír , Signály z vesmíru (sk), Signály z vesmíru  
обложка книги Smok Jego Królewskiej Mości Smok Jego Królewskiej Mości

Pierwszy tom cyklu „Temeraire” — niezwykłego połączenia fantasy i powieści historycznych z czasów napoleońskich.

Załoga HMS Reliant przechwytuje francuską fregatę i odkrywa na jej pokładzie drogocenny ładunek — jajo rzadkiego smoka, gotowego niemal do wyklucia. Wskutek zrządzenia losu kapitan Will Laurence zostaje opiekunem stworzenia i nadaje mu imię Temeraire. Musi zapomnieć o dawnym życiu, porzucić służbę we flocie, wstąpić do Korpusu Powietrznego, brytyjskiej jednostki smoków, i przejść wyjątkowo intensywne szkolenie bojowe. Napoleon bowiem szykuje już śmiałą inwazję na Anglię przy użyciu własnych sił powietrznych…


Powieść zdobyła Compton Crook Award w 2007.

Nominowana do nagrody Hugo w 2007.

Novik Naomi Temeraire (pl)  
обложка книги Szlifierz umysłów Szlifierz umysłów

Kolejny tom bestselleroweco cyklu sf Szpital kosmiczny.

Przez lata personel Szpitala Kosmicznego musiał sobie radzić z wieloma zagrożeniami — od plagi wywołanej przez żywność do żywności wyglądającej jak pacjent. Teraz stanął w obliczu kolejnego: naczelny psycholog O'Mara został tymczasowym szefem placówki, a po wyszkoleniu następcy czeka go obowiązkowa emerytura. Nikt w Szpitalu Kosmicznym nie może sobie wyobrazić, co zrobią bez niego, zakładając optymistycznie, że przetrwają na tyle długo, by się o tym przekonać.

White James Szpital Kosmiczny  
обложка книги Shadow of the Well of Souls Shadow of the Well of Souls

Racing to the Well World, bitter rivals Nathan Brazil and Mavra Chang find an impossibly changed land and a price on their heads, and fear that Brazil himself has been altered in an attempt to divert history.

Chalker Jack L Watchers at the Well  
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Точка попадания

Когда мишенью становится человек, это всегда вызывает

     особый интерес.

                                                                  Эд Макгиверн


  Нет нужды верить в сверхъестественное происхождение

                                                                  зла; люди и сами по себе способны творить любое зло.

    Джозеф Конрад

 
обложка книги Storm Glass Storm Glass

Untrained. Untested. Unleashed. With her unique magical abilities, Opal has always felt unsure of her place at Sitia's magic academy. But when the Stormdancer clan needs help, Opal's knowledge makes her the perfect choice — until the mission goes awry. Pulling her powers in unfamiliar directions, Opal finds herself tapping into a new kind of magic as stunningly potent as it is frightening. Now Opal must deal with plotters out to destroy the Stormdancer clan, as well as a traitor in their midst. With danger and deception rising around her, will Opal's untested abilities destroy her — or save them all?

Snyder Maria V Glass  
обложка книги Sea Glass Sea Glass

Student glass magician Opal Cowan's newfound ability to steal a magician's powers makes her too powerful. Ordered to house arrest by the Council, Opal dares defy them, traveling to the Moon Clan's lands in search of Ulrick, the man she thinks she loves. Thinks because she is sure another man now her prisoner has switched souls with Ulrick.

In hostile territory, without proof or allies, Opal isn't sure whom to trust. She can't forget Kade, the handsome Stormdancer who doesn't want to let her get close. And now everyone is after Opal's special powers for their own deadly gain....

Snyder Maria V Glass  
обложка книги Spy Glass Spy Glass

An undercover mission leads to danger, adventure and an impossible choice. After siphoning her own blood magic in the showdown at Hubal, Opal Cowan has lost her powers. She can no longer create glass magic. More, she's immune to the effects of magic. Opal is now an outsider looking in, spying through the glass on those with the powers she once had, powers that make a difference in the world. Until spying through the glass becomes her new power. Suddenly, the beautiful pieces she makes flash in the presence of magic. And then she discovers that someone has stolen some of her blood — and that finding it might let her regain her powers. Or know it could be they are lost forever.

Snyder Maria V Glass  
S.T.A.L.K.E.R Тугая спираль

Введите сюда краткую аннотацию

Хаткевич Харитон  
обложка книги Second Genesis Second Genesis

Many centuries ago, an alien race known as the Nar were able to recreate human beings from genetic code, broadcast from earth into outer space by a beleaguered humanity. Although the Nar are kind and benevolent masters to the humans, discontent leads the humans to rebel, and the Nar realize that they do not yet fully understand their rebellious creations. They allow a group of humans to travel millions of light years through the galaxy, in order to discover what has happened to the original occupants of planet earth. However, none of the human participants of the expedition are prepared for what awaits them at the completion of their journey…

Moffitt Donald Genesis Quest  
обложка книги Soulless Soulless

Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette.

Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire — and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.

With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?

SOULLESS is a comedy of manners set in Victorian London: full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking.

Carriger Gail Parasol Protectorate  
обложка книги Sirensong Sirensong

When Dana is invited to Faerie to be officially presented at the Seelie Court, it's no easy decision. After all, everyone knows Titania, the Seelie Queen, wants her dead. But Titania claims not to be the one behind the death threats; and her son, Prince Henry, makes the decision a whole lot easier when he suggests Dana might be arrested for (supposedly) conspiring with her aunt Grace to usurp the Seelie throne. So she and her father better do as they're told.

The journey through Faerie is long — and treacherous. Dana thought it would be a good idea to have friends along, but her sort-of-boyfriend, Ethan, and her bodyguard's son, Keane, just can't seem to get along, and Kimber's crush on Keane isn't making things any easier. When a violent attack separates Dana from their caravan, the sexy Erlking saves her just in the nick of time. and makes it clear that he hasn't given up on making her his own.

Arriving at Titania's beautiful palace should be a relief. But Dana is soon implicated in an assassination attempt against Titania's granddaughter, and is suddenly a fugitive, forced to leave her father behind as she and her friends flee for their lives. Will she be able to prove her innocence before the forces of the Seelie Court — or, worse, the Erlking — catch up with her? And will she save her father before he pays the ultimate price in her stead?

Black Jenna Faeriewalker  
обложка книги Starlady & Fast-Friend Starlady & Fast-Friend

For many of us, the Ace Double Novels of the ’50s and ’60s have long been a source both of pleasure and nostalgia. This new double volume from Subterranean Press stands squarely in that distinguished tradition, offering a pair of colorful, fast-paced novelettes from one of the most popular writers currently working in any genre: George R. R. Martin.

Starlady takes place on a planet called Thisrock and depicts a Darwinian society populated by thieves, whores, cutthroats, pimps, and assorted lost souls. It is a tale of love, loss, vengeance, and ambition written with great economy of means, and with a narrative intensity that never, ever lets up.

Fast-Friend takes a fresh new look at an enduring human dream: travel to the stars. With consummate narrative skill, and with a visionary’s sensibility, Martin tells an unforgettable story of longing and transcendence, a story suffused with images at once beautiful and terrifying, mysterious and profound.

Martin George R R  
обложка книги Shatter Me Shatter Me

Juliette hasn't touched anyone in exactly 264 days. The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal. As long as she doesn't hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old-girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don't fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war- and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she's exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

In this electrifying debut, Tahereh Mafi presents a world as riveting as The Hunger Games and a superhero story as thrilling as The X-Men. Full of pulse-pounding romance, intoxicating villainy, and high-stakes choices, Shatter Me is a fresh and original dystopian novel-with a paranormal twist-that will leave readers anxiously awaiting its sequel.

Mafi Tahereh  
обложка книги Scholar Scholar Modesitt L E Imager's portfolio  
обложка книги Stranded (Naufragos) Stranded (Naufragos)

El módulo de descenso de la primera misión tripulada a Marte se estrella contra la superficie del planeta. Cinco de los seis astronautas logran sobrevivir, pero su situación es desesperada; sólo disponen de aire, energía y alimentos para unos meses y no hay posibilidad de rescate.

Sin esperanza, sin recursos, comprenden que tres deben sacrificarse para que los dos restantes sobrevivan. ¿Pero quién vive y quién muere?

Como se afirma en el prólogo, Stranded es una magnífica novela de ficción científica que nada tiene que envidiar a las que se publican por autores extranjeros.

Aguilera Juan Miguel, Vaquerizo Eduardo  
обложка книги Scout force Scout force Smith Rodney L Kelly Blake  
обложка книги Síla silných Síla silných Bilenkin Dmitrij Příhody Polynova  
обложка книги S.N.U.F.F. S.N.U.F.F.

Роман-утопия Виктора Пелевина о глубочайших тайнах женского сердца и высших секретах летного мастерства.

Пелевин Виктор  
обложка книги SANDSTORM SANDSTORM

Lady Kara Kensington's family paid a high