By Neal Stephenson
Der Mond explodierte ohne Vorwarnung und ohne erkennbaren Grund. Die Uhrzeit würde guy später als A+0.0.0 oder schlicht Null bezeichnen …
05:03:12 Weltzeit. Die Stunde Null. Nach der Explosion des Mondes wütet über Jahrtausende ein Meteoritensturm, der die Erdoberfläche in eine unbewohnbare Wüstenei verwandelt. Um die Menschheit vor der Auslöschung zu bewahren, schickten die Nationen der Erde eine Flotte von Archen ins All. Der Asteroid Amalthea, der ursprünglich zu Forschungszwecken an eine internationale Raumstation angedockt worden struggle, soll der Kolonie als Schutzschild dienen. Doch das Leben im Weltraum fordert einen hohen Tribut, und die meisten Menschen sterben, bis schließlich nur noch sieben Frauen übrig sind, um eine neue Zivilisation zu begründen. 5000 Jahre später existieren zwei Völker: die Nachfahren derer, die die Katastrophe auf der Erde überlebt haben, sind primitive Siedler; die sieben Stämme der Nachkommen der Sieben Urmütter von der Raumstation hingegen hochkultiviert ― und sie machen sich auf, die Erde zu kolonialisieren …
By Clifford D. Simak
This award-winning technology fiction vintage explores a far-future global inhabited through clever canine who cross down the stories in their human forefathers.
millions of years have handed due to the fact humankind deserted the city—first for the geographical region, then for the celebs, and eventually for oblivion—leaving their such a lot dependable animal partners by myself in the world. Granted the ability of speech centuries previous via the respected Bruce Webster, the clever, pacifist canine are the final keepers of human background, elevating their puppies with bedtime tales, handed down via generations, of the misplaced “websters” who gave them rather a lot yet won't ever go back. due to Jenkins, an ageless provider robotic, the canines dwell in a global of concord and peace. yet they now face critical threats from their very own and different dimensions, maybe the main risky of all being the reawakened remnants of a warlike race known as “Man.”
within the Golden Age of Isaac Asimov and Robert A. Heinlein, Clifford D. Simak’s writing blazed as brightly as anyone’s within the technology fiction firmament. Winner of the foreign myth Award, City is an impressive literary city choked with an excellent array of interlinked tales and structures—at as soon as dystopian, transcendent, compassionate, and visionary.
By Brandon Sanderson
Mistborn: mystery background is a better half tale to the unique Mistborn trilogy.
As such, it includes large SPOILERS for the books Mistborn (the ultimate Empire), The good of Ascension, and The Hero of a while. It additionally includes very minor spoilers for the publication The Bands of Mourning.
Mistborn: mystery background builds upon the characterization, occasions, and worldbuilding of the unique trilogy. examining it with out that historical past could be a complicated procedure at best.
In brief, this isn't where to begin your trip into Mistborn. (Though when you have learn the trilogy--but it's been a while--you may be simply effective, as long as you take into accout the characters and the final plot of the books.)
Saying whatever extra the following dangers revealing an excessive amount of. Even wisdom of this story's lifestyles is, in a manner, a spoiler.
There's consistently one other mystery.
By Frederik Pohl
In 1977 Frederik Pohl shocked the technology fiction global with the e-book of Gateway, essentially the most brilliantly wonderful SF novels of all time. Gateway used to be a bestseller and received technological know-how fiction's triple crown: the Hugo, Nebula, and John W. Campbell Memorial awards for most sensible novel. Now, greater than twenty-five years later, Pohl has accomplished a brand new novel set within the Gateway universe. The Boy Who may stay without end has a feeling of ask yourself and pleasure that may fulfill those that enjoyed Gateway and may pride new readers in addition.
In Gateway, lengthy after the alien Heechee deserted their space-station, Gateway (as people dubbed it) allowed people to discover new worlds. The Heechee, alarmed through the alien Kugel whose objective used to be to ruin all natural lifeforms, had already retreated to the galactic center the place they now lived in peace. Now, in The Boy Who might stay Forever, people with goals of existence one of the stars are becoming a member of the Heechee on the center, to stay there besides these people and Heechee whose actual our bodies have died and their minds saved in digital reminiscence in order that their knowledge passes down during the ages.
Their peace is threatened by way of the Kugel, who might but assault the center. yet a miles higher chance is the human Wan Enrique Santos-Smith, whose blind loathing of the Heechee fuels an insane wish to wreck them and, by the way, each dwelling being within the galaxy.
Stan and Estrella, youth from Earth, went to Gateway trying to find event, and located one another. They settle one of the Heechee on Forested Planet of hot outdated megastar Twenty-Four, by no means suspecting that they're the final most sensible desire to avoid wasting the galaxy. yet with allies like Gelle-Klara Moynlin--one of the galaxy's richest ladies, who isn't content material to simply have cash, yet desires to use her wealth for solid, and desktop brain Marc Antony-a brilliant chef to millions of dwelling and saved consumers, they're destined to take care of Wan's negative plan. Frederik Pohl has woven jointly the lives of those and different memorable characters to create a masterful new novel.
By Lord Dunsany
After lengthy and sufferer study i'm nonetheless not able to offer to the reader of those Chronicles the precise date of the days that they inform of. have been it purely a question of heritage there should be no doubts in regards to the interval; yet the place magic is worried, to notwithstanding moderate an quantity, there should always be a few component of secret, bobbing up partially out of lack of knowledge and in part from the compulsion of these oaths wherein magic protects its precincts from the tiptoe of interest. additionally, magic, even in small amounts, seems to impact time, a lot as acids impact a few metals, apparently altering its substance, until eventually dates appear to soften right into a mercurial shape that renders them elusive even to the attention of the main watchful historian.
It is the magic showing in Chronicles III and IV that has gravely affected the date, in order that all i will be able to inform the reader with simple task of the interval is that it fell within the later years of the Golden Age in Spain.
By Joan Slonczewski
"Masterful story"-Library magazine.
"Magnificently detailed"-Chicago sunlight occasions
"An vastly striking achievement...A terrific array of cultures awarded in incredible depth"-Kirkus evaluate
"A considerate, well-crafted novel...Memorable...Intricate...Rich and Detailed...Touchingly Real"-Publishers Weekly
The pristine urban of Elysium floats at the water international of Shora, inhabited through 'immortals' who've succeeded in unlocking the secrets and techniques of life.
Outsider Blackbear Windclan desires to proportion the key of immortality together with his personal humans, yet can he, and the town of Elysium, live on the corruption and decadence that immortality has bred into the ageless society.
And what of the attention of self-aware nano-sentient servitors and their quest for vengence?
By Steve Toutonghi
What for those who may perhaps dwell a number of lives concurrently, have consistent, ideal companionship, and not die? That’s the promise of subscribe to, a progressive expertise that permits small teams of minds to unite, forming a unmarried realization that reports the area via a number of our bodies. yet as most sensible buddies observe, the sunshine of that miracle could be blinding the realm to its horrors.
Chance and jump are jolted out in their specialist workouts through a terrifying stranger—a remorseless killer who freely manipulates the networks that keep an eye on existence within the post-Join global. Their quest for answers—and survival—brings them from the networks and spire groups they’ve identified to the scarred center of an environmentally ravaged North American continent and an underground group of the “ferals” left at the back of through the frenzy of technology.
In the storytelling culture of vintage speculative fiction from writers like David Mitchell and Michael Chabon, Join bargains a pulse-pounding tale that poses the biggest attainable questions: How lengthy can human lifestyles be sustained on our planet within the face of environmental disaster? What does it suggest to be human, and what occurs while humanity takes the next move in its evolution? If the person brain turns into out of date, what have we misplaced and received, and what's nonetheless worthy battling for?
By Ted Dekker
Infrequent is the tale that takes readers out of this global and into one other. Rarer nonetheless the tale that captures middle, soul, and mind...leaving the reader without end remodeled. this is often that tale. Dive deep and input the Circle. The Circle is an epic tale of evil and rescue, betrayal and love, and terrorist hazard in contrast to something the human race has ever identified. It beings while a guy named Thomas hunter unearths himself being chased down an alley after operating the past due shift at a espresso apartment. whilst a bullet grazes his head, he awakens in a completely diverse fact. Now whenever he falls asleep, he wakes up within the different reality--and each selection he makes affects the destiny of 2 worlds. in the end, all 4 novels during this groundbreaking sequence were introduced jointly in a single adrenaline-laced quantity. 4 novels. Worlds. One Story.
By Paul Cornell
The Brigadier, mourning the lack of his spouse Doris, is termed to aid discover a nuclear weapon that's long gone lacking over the Wiltshire Downs. The health care provider is on his method there too, to select up his significant other Compassion, after her vacation on the earth. but if the Doctor's TARDIS explodes, he, the Brigadier, Compassion and Fitz are thrown into the other-dimensional global of Avalon. Magic faces down technology, dragons duel with jet fighters.
Originally released in 2000.