A, B, C
A, B, C: Three Short Novels contains the first three novels of Samuel R. Delany's long and illustrious career.
The Jewels of Aptor is a science-fantasy story about a seafaring quest that sets out to find powerful magic jewels on a mystical, forbidden island where unimaginable danger lies.
The Ballad of Beta-2 is about a future academic searching for the true story behind an interstellar voyage, a journey over multiple generations that ended in tragedy.
They Fly at Çiron is a fantasy about the clash between a marauding army and a peaceful village at the foot of a mountain from which a race of winged people oversees both sides.
Presenting these three novels in this omnibus volume for the first time, along with a new foreword and afterword by the author, A, B, C showcases Delany's masterful storytelling ability and deep devotion to his craft.
Samuel R. Delany’s stories are available in Aye, and Gomorrah and Other Stories (science fiction and fantasy) and Atlantic: Three Tales (experimental fiction). He has won multiple Hugo and Nebula awards. His novel Dark Reflections won the Stonewall Book Award in 2008. He has been inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame and received the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master of Science Fiction Award. His novels include science-fiction works such as Nova, Dhalgren, The Fall of the Towers, Babel-17, The Einstein Intersection; also the four-volume fantasy series Return to Nevèrÿon. Delany is the author of several other novels and works of nonfiction. He lives in New York City and has recently retired after sixteen years of teaching creative writing at Temple University.
|Delany Samuel R|
|A bíborszínű felhők bolygója||Sztrugackij Arkagyij, Sztrugackij Borisz|
A Bridge of Years
Returning to his hometown after a failed marriage, recovering alcoholic Tom Winter purchases a house only to discover that it connects with another time and place—and his desire to “start over” suddenly becomes a literal possibility.
Wilson excels at psychological suspense, as the spiritual and emotional challenges his characters face are as intense as the physical dangers.
Nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award for Best novel in 1991
|Wilson Charles Robert|
|A Brief History of (Eat Chippos Now!) Intellectual Property||Stiegler Marc|
A Changeable Market in Slaves
Part of Gravity Wells short stories collection (2005).
|Gardner James Alan|
|A Choice of Gods||Simak Clifford|
A Cidade e as Estrelas
Em um futuro muito distante, toda a humanidade está confinada a uma única cidade, totalmente fechada. Ninguém pode sair da cidade, que funciona como o último reduto da raça humana. Todas as necessidades humanas são atendidas por um sofisticado sistema de computadores e a vida é virtualmente eterna. Os seres humanos, após uma existência muito prolongada, são armazenados em bancos de memória dos computadores para depois ressucitarem, evitando o tédio da vida eterna. Mas nem todos se conformam com esta situação: um jovem quer saber o que há lá fora. Esse inconformismo dá origem a uma das mais belas histórias da ficção científica e certamente trata-se de uma obra-prima de Arthur C. Clarke.
|Clarke Arthur C|
|A Coming Of Age||Zahn Timothy|
A Darkling Plain
It’s six months after the tumultuous events on Brighton, and Wren Natsworthy and her father Tom have taken to the skies in their airship, The Jenny Haniver. Wren is enjoying life as an aviatrix but Tom is troubled by matters of the heart—Hester’s disappearance, and the old wound caused by Pennyroyal’s bullet. Until a fluke encounter with a familiar face sets him thinking about the ruins of London and the possibility of going back...
Meanwhile the fragile truce between the Green Storm and the Traction Cities splinters and hostility breaks out again. Events are set on a collision course as things end where they began, with London...
|Reeve Philip||Mortal Engines|
A Darkling Sea
On the planet Ilmatar, under a roof of ice a kilometer thick, a team of deep-sea diving scientists investigates the blind alien race that lives below. The Terran explorers have made an uneasy truce with the Sholen, their first extraterrestrial contact: so long as they don’t disturb the Ilmataran habitat, they’re free to conduct their missions in peace.
But when Henri Kerlerec, media personality and reckless adventurer, ends up sliced open by curious Ilmatarans, tensions between Terran and Sholen erupt, leading to a diplomatic disaster that threatens to escalate to war.
Against the backdrop of deep-sea guerrilla conflict, a new age of human exploration begins as alien cultures collide. Both sides seek the aid of the newly enlightened Ilmatarans. But what this struggle means for the natives—and the future of human exploration—is anything but certain, in *A Darkling Sea *by James Cambias.
|Cambias James L|
|A Death in the House||Simak Clifford D|
|A Deepness in the Sky||Vinge Vernor|
|A Descent into the Maelström||Poe Edgar Allan|
Az Impérium tízezer éves békéjét veszély fenyegeti. A lakott planéták ezreit összefogó, feudális birodalom egymásnak feszülő erői — a császár, a rivalizáló Nagy Házak és az Űrliga — mind egy kietlen sivatagbolygó köré gyűlnek, hogy eldöntsék, ki birtokolja az óriási homokférgek és pusztító viharok által uralt világot. Ez ugyanis az egyetlen hely az univerzumban, ahol megtalálható az űrutazáshoz elengedhetetlen, tudattágító hatású fűszer, a melanzs. A hűbérbirtokért megütköző seregek csatájában felülkerekedő ház győzelme azonban nem lehet teljes, mert a mély sivatagban felbukkan egy próféta, aki mögött felsorakoznak az eddig lakatlannak hitt terület népének fanatikus légiói… Frank Herbert klasszikus regénye négy évtized alatt sem veszített népszerűségéből. Jelen kiadás egy új novellával gazdagodott, melyet Herbert irodalmi örökösei tettek hozzá A Dűne történetéhez.
|Herbert Frank||A Dűne|
A Fall of Moondust
Time is running out for the passengers and crew of the tourist-cruiser “Selene”, incarcerated in a sea of choking lunar dust. On the surface, her rescuers find their resources stretched to the limit by the pitiless and unpredictable conditions of a totally alien environment.
|Clarke Arthur Charles|
A Far Sunset
The year 2032 A.D. The Gloria Mundi, a star ship built and manned by the new United States of Europe, touches down on the planet, Alatair Five. Disaster strikes, leaving only one apparent survivor — an Englishman named Paul Marlow, whose adventures in the lair of a strange primeval race knowan as the Bayani leads him firstly to their God, the omnipotent and omniscient Oruri, and eventually to an unlimited power that is so great that it must include a built-in death sentence. The forces that have remained static for centuries overcome both the forces of the future and the quest for unlimited knowledge.
|A Farce To Be Reckoned With||Sheckley Robert, Zelazny Roger|
|A Fine Balance||Mistry Rohinton|
|A Fire Upon the Deep||Vinge Vernor|
A for Andromeda
Novelization of the BBC TV Series A for Andromeda.
Originality, excitement, pace, and scientific accuracy—readers who appreciate these elements in science fiction will enjoy thoroughly this outstanding novel of adventure. A for Andromeda is the product of a very successful collaboration between an astrophysicist of world-wide reputation and a talented dramatist whose work for British television has received the highest critical recognition.
The scene is set ten years from now. A new radio-telescope picks up from the constellation of Andromeda, two hundred light-years away, a complex series of signals which prove to be a program for a giant computer. Someone in outer space is trying to communicate, using a supremely clever yet entirely logical method.
When the necessary computer is built and begins to relay the information it receives from Andromeda, the project assumes a vital importance: politically, militarily, and commercially. For scientists find themselves possessing knowledge previously unknown to man, knowledge of such a nature that the security of human life itself is threatened.
As a seven-part serial on BBC television, this story established popularity records. The last several installments doubled BBC’s audience, reaching 80 per cent of the viewing audience of Great Britain.
|Hoyle Fred, Elliot John|