In 1980, Omega was "recent future" science fiction, and, although the setting is now, the premise still holds. Scientists have learned to tap the power of the earth's electro-magnetic field-put 150 kilowatts of power into two electrodes on opposite sides of the globe and get 4015 megawatts. They think the world's energy problems are over! Well, not quite…
The conflict is between the forces of technology and greed and the gentle men and women who have respect for the land, are in touch with nature, and practice the "craft of the wise"-witchcraft. Omega is a book with a lesson: there is no time like the present to start healing the great mother. And this is the kind of book that can win people to the cause of so doing.
|On Blue's waters||Wolfe Gene||The Book of the Short Sun|
|On the Application of Quantum Probability Tunneling to Improve Manufacturability of Printed Circuit Board Designs: A Case Study||Cook Rick, Manly Peter L|
On The Beach
Nevil Shute's "On The Beach" is a classic for good reason. Shute takes the most horrific event one can imagine—a worldwide nuclear event—and then turns the microscope on it, focusing in on just a few ordinary people who must wait for death as it drifts over to their hemisphere. We see military personnel, housewives, businessmen, and more. They come alive because they are just like you and me and the people next door.
Shute's very great accomplishment here is to examine how each of the characters deals with their certain death. Everyone knows they'll die eventually; these characters have the difficulty of knowing that death will arrive soon, and that it will be slow and agonizing. What do they do? Each reacts differently and the humanity and humility with which some of the characters make their choices is startlingly powerful. Especially in a time when the world seems so uncertain, so cruel, this is an important book to read—or re-read if you picked it up years ago. Prepare yourself for a powerfully moving experience.
"THE MOST IMPORTANT AND DRAMATIC NOVEL OF THE ATOMIC AGE"
—WASHINGTON POST AND TIMES HERALD
THE GREAT INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER — OVER 3,000,000 COPIES SOLD!
A WORLD WAITING TO DIE
The radioactive winds had not yet hit Australia. There, survivors of the accidental nuclear war, men and women destined to be the last human beings on earth, prepared for extinction. Some found solace in religion, others in alcohol and frenzied sex, and hundreds stood waiting for their government ration of cyanide pills, hoping they would not have to use them—knowing they would.
NEVIL SHUTE'S MAGNIFICENT AND MOVING BESTSELLER—
"What a terrific Shute this is against the supreme folly of our times. As a piece of writing it is terrific. As a world warning it is more terrifying than anything yet put into print: It compels staying until the dreadful finish."
—Brig. General S.L.A. Marshall
On the Ice Islands
While Greg Feeley is the author of The Oxygen Barons anti numerous essays and short stories, he tells us he has found himself “increasingly drawn to the novella form. My latest, ‘The Weighing of Ayre,’ has just been reprinted in The Year’s Best Science Fiction and is currently a nominee for the Theodore Sturgeon award.” In his marrow-chilling new tale of death and deception, Mr. Feeley reveals just how terribly cold it is to be stranded…?
On the Oceans of Eternity
In the bestselling Island in the Sea of Time, 20th-century Nantucket was inexplicably hurled back to the Bronze Age. In the sequel, Against the Tide of Years, the villainous renegade William Walker introduced muskets, cannon, and other deadly anachronisms to Odysseus's Greece, making himself king and positioning himself to overthrow the democratic Republic of Nantucket and destroy his archenemy, Commodore Marian Alston. Now, in the trilogy's rousing conclusion, On the Oceans of Eternity, Walker's powerful army conquers Troy and invades Babylon, Nantucket's last great ally, as Walker's blood brother, the king of Tartessos, blocks Commodore Alston's Nantucket navy at the straits of Gibraltar. If Nantucket's tiny forces cannot defeat Walker's army and allies, the world will be plunged into a Dark Age bleaker and more devastating than any known in our history.
|Stirling S M|
|On the Surface||Sawyer Robert J|
On Venus, Have We Got a Rabbi
Один из лучших научно-фантастических рассказов... и один из лучших переводов.
On Wings of Song
In his seventh novel, Disch reaches a literary high point in the field of science fiction. At once hilarious and frightening, it follows Daniel Weinreb as he attempts to escape the repressive laws and atmosphere of the isolationist State of Iowa. A rich black comedy of bizarre sexual ambiguity and adventurism, a bitter satire that depicts a near-future America falling into worsening economic and social crisis.
Won John W. Campbell Memorial Award in 1980.
Nominated for Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1979.
Nominated for Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1980.
|Disch Thomas M|
When the world’s ace secret agents crash a party in Spain, they’re onto something monstrous—an ominous threat to world peace.
It looked like a Convention of Secret Agents, thought the famous columnist Quentin Jones. Not one of them had been invited to the party of the distinguished Hungarian scientist. The Hungarian was known for advocating World Government—and for grafting a second head on a dog—but Quentin Jones suspected him of far more chilling experiments. Quentin runs up against former Nazi war criminals, and a series of weird murders that lead straight to… him.
|One Eyed Jacks||Martin George RR||Wild Cards|
One Good Juror
Long-time Asimov’s contributor Mary Rosenblum joins newcomer James Sarafin in a mesmerizing look at what “One Good Juror” can mean to a plaintiff. The story was the result of a conversation about justice versus the law, both in the present and in the future. Ms. Rosenblum thought the tale presented them with “an interesting opportunity to consider the evolution of our legal system.” Mr. Sarafin has worked as a civil trial lawyer in Alaska for the past fifteen years. Although the following tale is his first to appear in our pages, he currently has two other stories in our inventory.
Asimov’s Science Fiction, February, 1997.
|Rosenblum Mary, Sarafin James|
One Human Minute
In three scathingly humorous reviews of not-yet-written books, Stanislaw Lem brings us insights into the life of the 21st century. “One Human Minute” summarizes the activities of every person on earth during a single minute. “The Upside-Down Evolution” depicts a battlefield devoid of human activity, where synthetic bugs—synsects—vie for supremacy. “The World as Cataclysm” unfolds the universe as a crooked roulette wheel, where cosmic catastrophe prevails over orderly evolution. All reflect the speculative imagination and dark humor that have made Lem a grand master of the science fiction genre.
One Million A.D.
One million years from now. It’s a span of time so huge that it's hard for the mind to grasp. Even within science fiction, to conjure up a convincing portrait of what humanity might be like in such a remote future calls for writers with rare breadth of vision. Fortunately, Dozois and Dann have found them.
Includes longer stories set in “One Million A.D.” by:
|Egan Greg, Silverberg Robert, Reed Robert, Stross Charles, Reynolds Alastair, Dozois Gardner, Cress Nancy|
|One Night of Song||Asimov Isaac|
One Small Spin
It’s all how you look at it. Right?
|Hemry J G|
|One way ticket||Смирнов Сергей|
|One-Way Journey||Silverberg Robert|
|Only You Can Save Mankind||Pratchett Terry|
Żony Ze Stepford
Idealne miasto Stepford: niski wskaźnik przestępczości, raj dla szczęśliwych rodzin, dobrze utrzymane trawniki, bogate i czyste domy.
Idealne żony ze Stepford: piękne, posłuszne, zadbane, niewymagające. Mężczyźni ze Stepford chcą mieć właśnie takie żony. Trudno sobie wyobrazić, jak daleko mogą się posunąć, aby dostosować rzeczywistość do swoich wymagań…