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1: The Carbon Diaries 2015

Saci Lloyd

2011    384 pages    (Hachette Children's)

ISBN 13: 9781444906332    ISBN 10: 144490633X

It's January 1st, 2015, and the UK is the first nation to introduce carbon dioxide rationing, in a drastic bid to combat climate change. As her family spirals out of control, Laura Brown chronicles the first year of rationing with scathing abandon. Will her mother become one with her inner wolf? Will her sister give up her weekends in Ibiza? Does her father love the pig more than her? Can her band The Dirty Angels make it big? And will Ravi Datta ever notice her? In these dark days, Laura deals [...]

It's January 1st, 2015, and the UK is the first nation to introduce carbon dioxide rationing, in a drastic bid to combat climate change. As her family spirals out of control, Laura Brown chronicles the first year of rationing with scathing abandon. Will her mother become one with her inner wolf? Will her sister give up her weekends in Ibiza? Does her father love the pig more than her? Can her band The Dirty Angels make it big? And will Ravi Datta ever notice her? In these dark days, Laura deals with the issues that really matter: love, floods and pigs. The Carbon Diaries 2015 is one girl's drastic bid to stay sane in a world unravelling at the seams. [less]

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100 Great Fantasy Short Short Stories

Isaac Asimov, Terry Carr

(Avon Books (Mm))

DDC: 813.087608    LCC: PS648.F3

OCLC: 13692699    ISBN 13: 9780380699179    ISBN 10: 0380699176

Mass market paperback.

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10th Victim, The

Robert Sheckley

1978    158 pages    (Gregg Press)

DDC: 813.54    LCC: PS3569.H392

OCLC: 3649714    ISBN 13: 9780839824404    ISBN 10: 0839824408

Book by Sheckley, Robert

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13 Great Stories of Science Fiction

GROFF CONKLIN (EDITOR)

1972    192 pages    (HODDER STOUGHTON LTD)

DDC: 808.838    LCC: PS374.S37

OCLC: 16247495    ISBN 13: 9780340024829    ISBN 10: 0340024828

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14 The Secret in the Sky and the Roar Devil

Kenneth Robeson, Lester Dent

2004    252 pages    (Disruptive Pub)

ISBN 13: 9781596541412    ISBN 10: 1596541415

From May and June of 1935. The Secret In The Sky A ball of fire streaks across the heavens leaving death and ruin in its wake -- A machine of terror which cannot be halted -- An amazing intelligence capable of rendering an entire continent barren... All America trembles as Doc Savage grapples with the most awesome challenge of his astonishing career! The Roar Devil The Roar Devil -- he shook the earth. He stopped all sound. He had a vast organization of desperate criminals at his command. Now [...]

From May and June of 1935. The Secret In The Sky A ball of fire streaks across the heavens leaving death and ruin in its wake -- A machine of terror which cannot be halted -- An amazing intelligence capable of rendering an entire continent barren... All America trembles as Doc Savage grapples with the most awesome challenge of his astonishing career! The Roar Devil The Roar Devil -- he shook the earth. He stopped all sound. He had a vast organization of desperate criminals at his command. Now the good citizens of Powertown were terrorized. At any moment the Roar Devil might strike again. They sent for the only person whose cunning and skill could defeat him -- the Man of Bronze. [less]

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1632

Eric Flint

2009    597 pages   

ISBN 13: 9781439512951    ISBN 10: 1439512957

A beautiful leatherbound edition of the book that started the Ring of Fire series: 1632!  A multiple New York Times best-selling alternate history saga begins!FREEDOM AND JUSTICE -- AMERICAN STYLEThe Year1632, and in northern Germany things couldn't get much worse. Famine. Disease. Religous war laying waste the cities. Only the aristocrats remained relatively unscathed; for the peasants, death was a mercy.The Year 2000, and things are going okay in Grantville, West Virginia.  Half with the [...]

A beautiful leatherbound edition of the book that started the Ring of Fire series: 1632!  A multiple New York Times best-selling alternate history saga begins!FREEDOM AND JUSTICE -- AMERICAN STYLEThe Year1632, and in northern Germany things couldn't get much worse. Famine. Disease. Religous war laying waste the cities. Only the aristocrats remained relatively unscathed; for the peasants, death was a mercy.The Year 2000, and things are going okay in Grantville, West Virginia.  Half with the town is attending the wedding of Mike Stearn's sister, and everyone there (including the entire local chapter of the United Mine Workers of America, which Mike leads) is having a good time.THEN, EVERYTHING CHANGED....When the dust settles, Mike leads a group of armed miners to find out what happened and finds the road into town is cut, as with a sword. On the other side, a scene out of Hell: a man nailed to a farmhouse door, his wife and daughter attacked by men in steel vests. Faced with this, Mike and his friends don't have to ask who to shoot. At that moment freedom and justice, American style, are about to be introduced to the Thirty Years' War.About Eric Flint’s Ring of Fire series:“This alternate history series is…a landmark…”—Booklist“[Eric] Flint's 1632 universe seems to be inspiring a whole new crop of gifted alternate historians.”—Booklist“…reads like a technothriller set in the age of the Medicis…”—Publishers Weekly Comprehensive Teacher's Guide available. [less]

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1634: The Galileo Affair

Eric Flint, Andrew Dennis

2005    688 pages    (Baen)

DDC: 813.54    LCC: PS3556.L548

OCLC: 61707776    ISBN 13: 9780743499194    ISBN 10: 0743499190

The Epic Struggle of Freedom and Justice Against the Tyrannies of the 17th Century Continues, as European Cunning Meets American Courage.The Thirty Years War continues to ravage 17th century Europe, but a new force is gathering power and influence: the Confederated Principalities of Europe, an alliance between Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, and the West Virginians from the 20th century led by Mike Stearns who were hurled centuries into the past by a mysterious cosmic accident. The democratic [...]

The Epic Struggle of Freedom and Justice Against the Tyrannies of the 17th Century Continues, as European Cunning Meets American Courage.The Thirty Years War continues to ravage 17th century Europe, but a new force is gathering power and influence: the Confederated Principalities of Europe, an alliance between Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, and the West Virginians from the 20th century led by Mike Stearns who were hurled centuries into the past by a mysterious cosmic accident. The democratic ideals of the CPE have aroused the implacable hostility of Cardinal Richelieu, effective ruler of France, who has moved behind the scenes, making common cause with old enemies to stop this new threat to the privileged and powerful. But the CPE is also working in secret. A group of West Virginians have secretly traveled to Venice where their advanced medical knowledge may prevent the recurrence of the terrible plague which recently killed a third of the city-state's population. At the same time, the group hopes to establish commercial ties with Turkey's Ottoman Empire, then at the height of its power. And, most important, they hope to establish private diplomatic ties with the Vatican, exploiting Pope Urban VIII's misgivings about the actions of Richelieu and the Hapsburgs. But a Venetian artisan involved with the West Virginians may cause all their plans to come to naught. Having read 20th century history books of the period, he has become determined to rescue Galileo from his trial for heresy. The Americans are divided on whether to help him or stop him-and whether he succeeds or fails, the results may be catastrophic for the CPE. [less]

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1634: The Ram Rebellion

Eric Flint, Virginia Easley DeMarce

2006    496 pages    (Baen Books)

DDC: 813.54    LCC: PS3556.L548

OCLC: 64097638    LCCN: 2003027413    ISBN 13: 9781416520603    ISBN 10: 1416520600

As the Thirty Years War continues to ravage seventeenth-century Europe, the West Virginians from twentieth-century America enter into an alliance with Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, to promote a revolution among the peasants who seek freedom from the tyrannical nobility of the period.

As the Thirty Years War continues to ravage seventeenth-century Europe, the West Virginians from twentieth-century America enter into an alliance with Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, to promote a revolution among the peasants who seek freedom from the tyrannical nobility of the period. [less]

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1635: The Dreeson Incident

Eric Flint, Virginia DeMarce

2008    608 pages    (Baen)

DDC: 813.54    LCC: PS3556.L548

OCLC: 209699884    LCCN: 2008035303    ISBN 13: 9781416555896    ISBN 10: 1416555897

1.  The latest in a New York Times best-selling series.2.  The Ring of Fire series is the most popular alternate history series going.3.  Advertising in Locus, Kliatt, more4.  Full-color series brochure5.  Special kit mailing6.  Co-op available7.  Teaser in mass market of 1634: The Baltic War8.  Special backlist discounts9.  Large 1,100+ mailing of ARCs10.  Trade advertising11.  Library marketing The Thirty Years War continues to ravage 17th century Europe, but a new force is [...]

1.  The latest in a New York Times best-selling series.2.  The Ring of Fire series is the most popular alternate history series going.3.  Advertising in Locus, Kliatt, more4.  Full-color series brochure5.  Special kit mailing6.  Co-op available7.  Teaser in mass market of 1634: The Baltic War8.  Special backlist discounts9.  Large 1,100+ mailing of ARCs10.  Trade advertising11.  Library marketing The Thirty Years War continues to ravage 17th century Europe, but a new force is gathering power and influence: the Confederated Principalities of Europe, an alliance between Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, and the West Virginians from the 20th century led by Mike Stearns who were hurled centuries into the past by a mysterious cosmic accident.   While the old entrenched rulers and manipulators continue to plot against this new upstart nation, everyday life goes on in Grantville, the town lost in time, with librarians, firefighters, and garbage collectors trying to make do under unusual circumstances. And what better place for an undercover spy from France than working with the garbage collectors, examining 20th century machines that others throw out and copying the technology (though he wishes one device—the paper shredder—had been left behind in the future).   There are more sinister agents at work, however. One of them, Ducos, almost succeeded in assassinating the Pope, but his plan was ruined by quick action by a few Americans. Now, the would-be assassin not only has a score to settle, but has also decided on two excellent targets: Grantville’s leader Mike Stearns and his wife Rebecca. . . . [less]

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1635: The Tangled Web

Virginia DeMarce

2011    528 pages    (Baen)

DDC: 813.6    LCC: PS3604.E448

OCLC: 732667661    ISBN 13: 9781439134542    ISBN 10: 1439134545

This is a follow-up to New York Times best-seller Eric Flint and ace historian Virginia DeMarce’s 1634: The Bavarian Crisis.  Here DeMarce  follows Flint’s “alternate timeline” and delivers another entry in the hugely popular Ring of Fire alternate history series.   Freedom-loving modern Americans thrown back in time must carve out lives in war-torn 17th century Europe – a time and place that’s got one foot firmly planted in the Dark Ages.& [...]

This is a follow-up to New York Times best-seller Eric Flint and ace historian Virginia DeMarce’s 1634: The Bavarian Crisis.  Here DeMarce  follows Flint’s “alternate timeline” and delivers another entry in the hugely popular Ring of Fire alternate history series.   Freedom-loving modern Americans thrown back in time must carve out lives in war-torn 17th century Europe – a time and place that’s got one foot firmly planted in the Dark Ages.     Long-time Eric Flint collaborator and Stanford-educated historian Virginia DeMarce delivers an intricate web of interrelated adventures in alternate history master Eric Flint’s hugely popular “Ring of Fire” series. A cosmic accident sets the modern town of Grantville, West Virginia, down in war-torn seventeenth century Europe and a new nation is forged. Now bewildered down-timers and freedom-loving future folk who lived near the “displaced” form the future must learn to weave their lives together.  21st century ideals run head-on into medieval skullduggery – along with a few admirable ancient customs that aren’t going to crumble overnight.  Or ever. Up-timer and down-timer alike fight it out, strike deals, and forge a new nation.  To do so, both sides must break a few mind-forged manacles in the process. About 1634: The Bavarian Crisis by Eric Flint and Virginia DeMarce:“. . . fascinating reading. . .  . It is especially refreshing to read…how modern ideas of human rights, education…and law might have affected the Europe of the 30 Years War.” —Publishers Weekly About Eric Flint’s “Ring of Fire” series:“This alternate history series is…a landmark…” – Booklist“[Eric] Flint's 1632 universe seems to be inspiring a whole new crop of gifted alternate historians.”–Booklist“…reads like a technothriller set in the age of the Medicis…”– Publishers Weekly“…each new entry appears better than the previous one, a seemingly impossible feat…terrific.” – Midwest Book Review [less]

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1812: The Rivers of War

Eric Flint

2010    560 pages    (Del Rey)

DDC: 813.54    LCC: PS3556.L548

OCLC: 690959868    ISBN 13: 9780307509871    ISBN 10: 0307509877

Eric Flint’s acclaimed 1634: The Galileo Affair was a national bestseller from one of the most talked-about voices in his field. Now, in this extraordinary new alternate history, Flint begins a dramatic saga of the North American continent at a dire turning point, forging its identity and its future in the face of revolt from within, and attack from without. In the War of 1812, U.S. troops are battling the British on the Canadian border, even as a fierce fight is being waged against the Creek [...]

Eric Flint’s acclaimed 1634: The Galileo Affair was a national bestseller from one of the most talked-about voices in his field. Now, in this extraordinary new alternate history, Flint begins a dramatic saga of the North American continent at a dire turning point, forging its identity and its future in the face of revolt from within, and attack from without. In the War of 1812, U.S. troops are battling the British on the Canadian border, even as a fierce fight is being waged against the Creek followers of the Indian leader Tecumseh and his brother, known as The Prophet. In Europe, Napoleon Bonaparte’s war has become a losing proposition, and the British are only months away from unleashing a frightening assault on Washington itself. Fateful choices are being made in the corridors of power and on the American frontier. As Andrew Jackson, backed by Cherokee warriors, leads a fierce attack on the Creek tribes, his young republic will soon need every citizen soldier it can find. What if–at this critical moment–bonds were forged between men of different races and tribes? What if the Cherokee clans were able to muster an integrated front, and the U.S. government faced a united Indian nation bolstered by escaping slaves, freed men of color, and even influential white allies? Through the remarkable adventures of men who were really there–men of mixed race, mixed emotions, and a singular purpose–The Rivers of War carries us in this new direction, brilliantly transforming an extraordinary chapter of American history. With a cast of unforgettable characters–from James Monroe and James Madison to Sam Houston, Francis Scott Key, and Cherokee chiefs John Ross and Major Ridge–The Rivers of War travels from the battle of Horseshoe Bend to the battle of New Orleans, and brings every explosive moment to life. With exquisite attention to detail, an extraordinary grasp of history, and a storyteller’s gift for the dramatic, Flint delivers a bold, thought-provoking epic of enemies and allies, traitors and revolutionaries, and illuminates who we are as a nation, how we got here, and how history itself is made–and remade. [less]

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1824: The Arkansas War

Eric Flint

2006    448 pages    (Del Rey)

DDC: 813.54    LCC: PS3556.L548

OCLC: 295700957    ISBN 13: 9780345495471    ISBN 10: 0345495470

In the newest volume of this exhilarating series, Eric Flint continues to reshape American history, imagining how a continent and its people might have taken a different path to its future. With 1824: The Arkansas War, he spins an astounding and provocative saga of heroism, battlefield action, racial conflict, and rebellion as a nation recovering from war is plunged into a dangerous era of secession. Buffered by Spanish possessions to the south and by free states and two rivers to the north, [...]

In the newest volume of this exhilarating series, Eric Flint continues to reshape American history, imagining how a continent and its people might have taken a different path to its future. With 1824: The Arkansas War, he spins an astounding and provocative saga of heroism, battlefield action, racial conflict, and rebellion as a nation recovering from war is plunged into a dangerous era of secession. Buffered by Spanish possessions to the south and by free states and two rivers to the north, Arkansas has become a country of its own: a hybrid confederation of former slaves, Native American Cherokee and Creek clans, and white abolitionists–including one charismatic warrior who has gone from American hero to bête noire. Irish-born Patrick Driscol is building a fortune and a powerful army in the Arkansas Confederacy, inflaming pro-slavers in Washington and terrifying moderates as well. Caught in the middle is President James Monroe, the gentlemanly Virginian entering his final year in office with a demagogic House Speaker, Henry Clay, nipping at his heels and fanning the fires of war. But Driscol, whose black artillerymen smashed both the Louisiana militia in 1820 and the British in New Orleans, remains a magnet for revolution. And fault lines are erupting throughout the young republic–so that every state, every elected official, and every citizen will soon be forced to choose a side. For a country whose lifeblood is infected with the slave trade, the war of 1824 will be a bloody crisis of conscience, politics, economics, and military maneuvering that will draw in players from as far away as England. For such men as Secretary of State John Quincy Adams, Commissioner of Indian Affairs Sam Houston, charismatic war hero Andrew Jackson, and the violent abolitionist John Brown, it is a time to change history itself. Filled with fascinating insights into some of America’s most intriguing historical figures, 1824: The Arkansas War confirms Eric Flint as a true master of alternate history, a novelist who brings to bear exhaustive research, remarkable intuition, and a great storyteller’s natural gifts to chronicle the making of our nation as it might have been. From the Hardcover edition. [less]

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1990 Annual World's Best SF, The

Donald A. (editor) Wollheim

(Daw, 1990)

DDC: 808.3    LCC: PN6071.S33

OCLC: 22336535    ISBN 13: 9780886774240    ISBN 10: 0886774241

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Jules Verne

2006    160 pages    (Sterling)

LCC: PZ7.C4703

OCLC: 60557447    LCCN: 2005014966    ISBN 13: 9781402725333    ISBN 10: 1402725337

Jules Verne’s classic science fiction fantasy carries its hero—Professor Aronnax of the Museum of Paris—on a thrilling and dangerous journey far below the waves to see what creatures live in the ocean’s depths. In the process, Verne imagined a vessel that had not yet been invented: the submarine.

Jules Verne’s classic science fiction fantasy carries its hero—Professor Aronnax of the Museum of Paris—on a thrilling and dangerous journey far below the waves to see what creatures live in the ocean’s depths. In the process, Verne imagined a vessel that had not yet been invented: the submarine. [less]

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2001: A Space Odyssey

Arthur C. Clarke

2010    288 pages    (Hachette UK)

ISBN 13: 9780748120789    ISBN 10: 0748120785

Arthur C. Clarke has been the presiding genius of science fiction for almost fifty years. His works include the ground-breaking and profound CHILDHOOD'S END, RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA and EXPEDITION TO EARTH. Written when landing on the moon was still a dream, made into one of the most influential films of our century, brilliant, compulsive, prophetic, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY tackles the enduring theme of man's place in the universe. On the moon an enigma is uncovered. So great are the implications [...]

Arthur C. Clarke has been the presiding genius of science fiction for almost fifty years. His works include the ground-breaking and profound CHILDHOOD'S END, RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA and EXPEDITION TO EARTH. Written when landing on the moon was still a dream, made into one of the most influential films of our century, brilliant, compulsive, prophetic, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY tackles the enduring theme of man's place in the universe. On the moon an enigma is uncovered. So great are the implications that, for the first time, men are sent out deep into the solar system. But, before they can reach their destination, things begin to go wrong, horribly wrong... More information on this book and others can be found on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk [less]

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2010 Odyssey Two

Arthur C. Clarke

1984    392 pages    (Chivers Press)

DDC: 823.914    LCC: PR6005.L36

OCLC: 60052496    ISBN 13: 9780851192550    ISBN 10: 0851192556

To the spaceship Discovery, floating in the silent depths of space since Dave Bowman passed through the alien 'Star Gate', comes Heywood Floyd on a mission of recovery. What he finds near Jupiter is beyond the imaginings of any mere human.

To the spaceship Discovery, floating in the silent depths of space since Dave Bowman passed through the alien 'Star Gate', comes Heywood Floyd on a mission of recovery. What he finds near Jupiter is beyond the imaginings of any mere human. [less]

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2010: Odyssey Two

ARTHUR C. CLARKE

1982    291 pages    (Del Rey)

DDC: 823.914    LCC: PR6005.L36

OCLC: 8429900    ISBN 13: 9780345303059    ISBN 10: 0345303059

2001: A Space Odyssey shocked, amazed, and delighted millions in the late 1960s. An instant book and movie classic, its fame has grown over the years. Yet along with the almost universal acclaim, a host of questions has grown more insistent through the years, for example: who or what transformed Dave Bowman into the Star-Child? What alien purpose lay behind the monoliths on the Moon and out in space? What could drive HAL to kill the crew? Now all those questions and many more have been answered [...]

2001: A Space Odyssey shocked, amazed, and delighted millions in the late 1960s. An instant book and movie classic, its fame has grown over the years. Yet along with the almost universal acclaim, a host of questions has grown more insistent through the years, for example: who or what transformed Dave Bowman into the Star-Child? What alien purpose lay behind the monoliths on the Moon and out in space? What could drive HAL to kill the crew? Now all those questions and many more have been answered, in this stunning sequel to the international bestseller. Cosmic in sweep, eloquent in its depiction of Man's place in the Universe, and filled with the romance of space, this novel is a monumental achievement and a must-read for Arthur C. Clarke fans old and new."A daring romp through the solar system and a worthy successor to 2001."Carl Sagan [less]

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2020 Vision

Poul Anderson; Harlan Ellison; Larry Niven; A.E. Vogt; Norman Spinrad; Ben Bova; And Others

1974    192 pages    (Avon Science Fiction)

DDC: 813.0876    LCC: PN6071.S33

OCLC: 7712516    ISBN 13: 9780449243022    ISBN 10: 0449243028

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2061, Odyssey Three

Arthur C. Clarke

1987    279 pages    (Del Rey)

DDC: 823.914    LCC: PR6005.L36

OCLC: 16756201    ISBN 13: 9780345351739    ISBN 10: 0345351738

Arthur C. Clark, creator of one of the world's best-loved science fiction tales, revisits the most famous future ever imagined in this NEW YORK TIMES bestseller, as two expeditions into space become inextricably tangled. Heywood Floyd, survivor of two previous encounters with the mysterious monloiths, must again confront Dave Bowman, HAL, and an alien race that has decided that Mankind is to play a part in the evolution of the galaxy whether it wishes to or not.From the Paperback edition.

Arthur C. Clark, creator of one of the world's best-loved science fiction tales, revisits the most famous future ever imagined in this NEW YORK TIMES bestseller, as two expeditions into space become inextricably tangled. Heywood Floyd, survivor of two previous encounters with the mysterious monloiths, must again confront Dave Bowman, HAL, and an alien race that has decided that Mankind is to play a part in the evolution of the galaxy whether it wishes to or not.From the Paperback edition. [less]

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21 The Black Spot and the Midas Man

Kenneth Robeson, Lester Dent

2005    260 pages    (Disruptive Pub)

ISBN 13: 9781596541795    ISBN 10: 1596541792

From July and August of 1936. The Black Spot All the guests were dressed as gangsters but their millionaire host was dead in the library with a black spot over his heart. Then the black spot struck again. And again. The Man of Bronze and his courageous crew leap into action against Jingles Sporado and his mob but they soon suspect a peril greater than any they have ever confronted. The Midas Man Riches beyond the wealth of kings were within the evil grasp of The Midas Man. His very thoughts were [...]

From July and August of 1936. The Black Spot All the guests were dressed as gangsters but their millionaire host was dead in the library with a black spot over his heart. Then the black spot struck again. And again. The Man of Bronze and his courageous crew leap into action against Jingles Sporado and his mob but they soon suspect a peril greater than any they have ever confronted. The Midas Man Riches beyond the wealth of kings were within the evil grasp of The Midas Man. His very thoughts were worth criminal millions -- no man could escape his evil device. But he hadn't counted on the power for good of Doc Savage! [less]

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21st Century Science Fiction

D B Hartwell, David G. Hartwell, Patrick Nielsen Hayden

2013    300 pages    (Constable & Robinson)

DDC: 823.0876208092    LCC: PR1309.S3

OCLC: 885169806    ISBN 13: 9781472114389    ISBN 10: 1472114388

A fantastic collection of recent stories from some of science fiction's greatest up-and-coming authors, including many award-winners. David Hartwell and Patrick Nielsen Hayden have long been recognised as some of the most skilled and trusted arbiters in science fiction, but Twenty-First Century Science Fiction presents fans with a first opportunity to see their considerable talents combined, and also to get a unique perspective on what's coming next in the genre. The anthology includes authors [...]

A fantastic collection of recent stories from some of science fiction's greatest up-and-coming authors, including many award-winners. David Hartwell and Patrick Nielsen Hayden have long been recognised as some of the most skilled and trusted arbiters in science fiction, but Twenty-First Century Science Fiction presents fans with a first opportunity to see their considerable talents combined, and also to get a unique perspective on what's coming next in the genre. The anthology includes authors ranging from bestselling and established favourites to incandescent new talents, including Cory Doctorow, Catherynne M. Valente, John Scalzi, Jo Walton, Charles Stross, Elizabeth Bear and Peter Watts. The stories selected include winners and nominees of all of the science fiction genre's major awards. Stories include Bacigalupi's 'The Gambler' (Hugo, Nebula, Sturgeon and BSFA nominee), Bear's 'Tideline' (Hugo and Sturgeon winner), Cooper's 'Savant Songs' (Sturgeon nominee), Cornell's 'One of Our Bastards Is Missing' (Hugo nominee), Gregory's 'Second Person Present Tense' (Sturgeon nominee), Mary Robinette Kowal's 'Evil Robot Monkey' (Hugo nominee), David Levine's 'Tk'tk'tk' (Hugo winner), David Moles's 'Finisterra' (Hugo nominee, Sturgeon winner), Hannu Rajaniemi's 'His Master's Voice' (BSFA and Sturgeon winner), Rachel Swirsky's 'Eros', Philia, Agape (Hugo and Sturgeon nominee), Peter Watts's 'The Island' (Hugo winner, Sturgeon nominee). [less]

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3001 The Final Odyssey

Arthur C. Clarke

272 pages    (Del Rey)

DDC: 823.914    LCC: PR6005.L36

OCLC: 42782814    ISBN 13: 9780345438201    ISBN 10: 0345438205

One thousand years after the Jupiter mission to explore the mysterious Monolith had been destroyed, after Dave Bowman was transformed into the Star Child, Frank Poole drifted in space, frozen and forgotten, leaving the supercomputer HAL inoperable. But now Poole has returned to life, awakening in a world far different from the one he left behind--and just as the Monolith may be stirring once again . . .

One thousand years after the Jupiter mission to explore the mysterious Monolith had been destroyed, after Dave Bowman was transformed into the Star Child, Frank Poole drifted in space, frozen and forgotten, leaving the supercomputer HAL inoperable. But now Poole has returned to life, awakening in a world far different from the one he left behind--and just as the Monolith may be stirring once again . . . [less]

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40-Minute War, The

Janet Morris, Chris Morris

1984    281 pages    (Baen)

DDC: 813.54    LCC: PS3563.O87435

OCLC: 10605072    LCCN: 84006194    ISBN 13: 9780671559106    ISBN 10: 0671559109

Book by Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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41 Hex and the Dagger in the Sky

Martin Richards, Kenneth Robeson

2005    168 pages    (Disruptive Pub)

ISBN 13: 9781596542433    ISBN 10: 1596542438

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52: The Novel

Greg Cox

2007    368 pages    (Ace Trade)

DDC: 808.80352    LCC: PS3603.O9

OCLC: 85623737    LCCN: 2007008291    ISBN 13: 9780441015078    ISBN 10: 0441015077

The epic follow-up to Infinite Crisis-starring the superheroes of the DC Comics universe. Earth's greatest protectors-Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman-have vanished. The cities of Metropolis and Gotham are overrun with criminal activity both on the streets and behind the closed doors of powerful corporations as villains take advantage of the absence of superheroes. In their place stand the veteran and rookie heroes they inspired. From popular media personality Booster Gold and the [...]

The epic follow-up to Infinite Crisis-starring the superheroes of the DC Comics universe. Earth's greatest protectors-Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman-have vanished. The cities of Metropolis and Gotham are overrun with criminal activity both on the streets and behind the closed doors of powerful corporations as villains take advantage of the absence of superheroes. In their place stand the veteran and rookie heroes they inspired. From popular media personality Booster Gold and the enigmatic Question to the mysterious vigilante Batwoman and the secretive Supernova, these heroes are the only ones who can turn the tide against a vast conspiracy of evil determined to take control of the planet. This is the story of one year without the world's greatest superheroes. Twelve months. 365 days. 52 weeks. [less]

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97th Step, The

Steve Perry

1989    304 pages    (Ace)

LCC: PS3566.E7168

OCLC: 20807835    LCCN: 97821055    ISBN 13: 9780441581054    ISBN 10: 0441581056

The story of Emile Khadaji's mentor, who lived a life of desolation and thievery before training as a warrior by the Siblings of the Shroud-learning lethal skills that would some day forge a legend and conquer an empire.

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Above the Lower Sky

Tom Deitz

456 pages    (Avon Books (Mm))

DDC: 813.54    LCC: PS3554.E425

OCLC: 34349636    ISBN 13: 9780380774838    ISBN 10: 0380774836

United by a strange shared experience in 2024, Kevin Mauney, his estranged sister Carolyn, and Thunderbird O'Conner are charged with resolving a multi-species conspiracy that has risen from the ocean's depths. Reprint. PW.

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Abraham Lincoln, A Novel Life

Tony Wolk

2004    224 pages    (Ooligan Press)

DDC: 813.6    LCC: PS3623.O59

OCLC: 53939253    LCCN: 2003026912    ISBN 13: 9781932010008    ISBN 10: 1932010009

Imagine Abraham Lincoln walking the streets of Evanston, Illinois, on Easter weekend in 1955, just a man suddenly and magically free of the terrible burden of leading the nation through war. How will the Great Emancipator react to this new world, where he finds comfort and love in the arms of a young widow? How will learning of his own death affect his efforts to end the war when he suddenly returns to the horrors of 1865?Abraham Lincoln, A Novel Life answers these provocative questions in a [...]

Imagine Abraham Lincoln walking the streets of Evanston, Illinois, on Easter weekend in 1955, just a man suddenly and magically free of the terrible burden of leading the nation through war. How will the Great Emancipator react to this new world, where he finds comfort and love in the arms of a young widow? How will learning of his own death affect his efforts to end the war when he suddenly returns to the horrors of 1865?Abraham Lincoln, A Novel Life answers these provocative questions in a singular depiction of emotional reality and temporal fantasy that brings America's most beloved president to life as never before. Tony Wolk tells this haunting tale from the perspectives of Lincoln and three women in his real and fictional life. [less]

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Abraxas Marvel Circus, The

Stephen Leigh

2012    200 pages    (Phoenix Pick)

OCLC: 927517666    ISBN 13: 9781612420943    ISBN 10: 161242094X

Carlos Theopelli had been dead for years, and no one cared about his life's work: the so-called "Destiny Matrices." As far as most people were concerned, Theopelli was just another crackpot scientist, and pretty much a jerk, to boot. But not to Angela. And not to the mage-dwarf Caleb Mundo and his pet mindbeast Alice. To them, Theopelli's notebook -- and his corpse -- might be the key to survival. Everything swirled around the confused mind of Joan the Flower Man, who had used pages from the [...]

Carlos Theopelli had been dead for years, and no one cared about his life's work: the so-called "Destiny Matrices." As far as most people were concerned, Theopelli was just another crackpot scientist, and pretty much a jerk, to boot. But not to Angela. And not to the mage-dwarf Caleb Mundo and his pet mindbeast Alice. To them, Theopelli's notebook -- and his corpse -- might be the key to survival. Everything swirled around the confused mind of Joan the Flower Man, who had used pages from the notebook to wrap the flowers she sold on the NYC streets. *** Add into the mix Dirk, a former history professor turned rock singer, as well as Ecclesiastes Mitsumishi, an eccentric mortician, and Abel Henderson, a preacher with a pet prophet, and you're ready for a wild romp through multiple realities, as well as world-saving heroics. *** Expect the unexpected at the ABRAXAS MARVEL CIRCUS! [less]

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Abulon Dance, The

Caro Soles

2012    145 pages    (Untreed Reads)

DDC: 813.6    LCC: PR9199.4.S694

OCLC: 828934896    ISBN 13: 9781611874143    ISBN 10: 1611874149

While on tour to the mysterious planet Abulon, the pleasure-loving hermaphrodites of the Merculian National Dance Company are intrigued by the virile patriarchal society they discover there. The natives seem friendly enough, but when the star's young lover is kidnapped, the Merculians find themselves plunged into an alien civil war that they are ill-equipped to survive. QUOTES/REVIEWS "Caro Soles has written a crackerjack SF novel -- moving, eloquent, and richly textured. I recommend it highly [...]

While on tour to the mysterious planet Abulon, the pleasure-loving hermaphrodites of the Merculian National Dance Company are intrigued by the virile patriarchal society they discover there. The natives seem friendly enough, but when the star's young lover is kidnapped, the Merculians find themselves plunged into an alien civil war that they are ill-equipped to survive. QUOTES/REVIEWS "Caro Soles has written a crackerjack SF novel -- moving, eloquent, and richly textured. I recommend it highly." Robert J. Sawyer Nebula and Hugo Award-winner "THE ABULON DANCE is an intricate and fast-paced novel of political intrigue and clashing alien cultures. The characterizations are rich, detailed, and subtle, the action engrossing. I finished it in a single sitting." Robin Wayne Bailey Author of the Shadowdance and the Brothers of the Dragon series [less]

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Abyss of Light, An

Kathleen M. O'Neal, Kathleen O'Neal Gear

1990    464 pages    (DAW)

LCC: PS3565.N425

OCLC: 21654396    LCCN: 2011658277    ISBN 13: 9780886774189    ISBN 10: 0886774187

Book by Kathleen M. O'Neal, Kathleen O'Neal Gear

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Abyss, The

Orson Scott Card

368 pages    (Pocket)

DDC: 813.54    LCC: PS3553.A655

OCLC: 19778152    ISBN 13: 9780099690603    ISBN 10: 0099690608

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Acacia: Book 1: The War with the Mein

David Anthony Durham

2008    768 pages    (Anchor)

DDC: 813.6    LCC: PS3554.U677

OCLC: 759863217    ISBN 13: 9780385722520    ISBN 10: 0385722524

“David Anthony Durham has serious chops. I can’t wait to read whatever he writes next."—George R. R. MartinWelcome to Acacia . . . Born into generations of prosperity, the four royal children of the Akaran dynasty know little of the world outside their opulent island paradise. But when an assassin strikes at the heart of their power, their lives are changed forever. Forced to flee to distant corners and separated against their will, the children must navigate a [...]

“David Anthony Durham has serious chops. I can’t wait to read whatever he writes next."—George R. R. MartinWelcome to Acacia . . . Born into generations of prosperity, the four royal children of the Akaran dynasty know little of the world outside their opulent island paradise. But when an assassin strikes at the heart of their power, their lives are changed forever. Forced to flee to distant corners and separated against their will, the children must navigate a web of hidden allegiances, ancient magic, foreign invaders, and illicit trade that will challenge their very notion of who they are. As they come to understand their true purpose in life, the fate of the world lies in their hands. [less]

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Accelerando

Charles Stross

2015    290 pages    (Booklassic)

ISBN 13: 9789635231355    ISBN 10: 9635231350

The book is a collection of nine short stories telling the tale of three generations of a highly dysfunctional family before, during, and after a technological singularity. It was originally written as a series of novelettes and novellas, all published in Asimov's Science Fiction magazine in the period 2001 to 2004. The first three stories follow the character of "venture altruist" Manfred Macx starting in the early 21st Century, the second three stories follow his daughter Amber, and the final [...]

The book is a collection of nine short stories telling the tale of three generations of a highly dysfunctional family before, during, and after a technological singularity. It was originally written as a series of novelettes and novellas, all published in Asimov's Science Fiction magazine in the period 2001 to 2004. The first three stories follow the character of "venture altruist" Manfred Macx starting in the early 21st Century, the second three stories follow his daughter Amber, and the final three focus largely on her son Sirhan in the completely transformed world at the end of the century. According to Stross, the initial inspiration for the stories was his experience working as a programmer for a high-growth company during the dot-com boom of the 1990s. [less]

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Accidental Time Machine, The

Joe Haldeman

2008    288 pages    (Penguin)

DDC: 813.54    LCC: PS3558.A353

OCLC: 883328857    ISBN 13: 9781440635656    ISBN 10: 144063565X

NOW IN PAPERBACK-FROM THE AUTHOR OF MARSBOUND Grad- school dropout Matt Fuller is toiling as a lowly research assistant at MIT when he inadvertently creates a time machine. With a dead-end job and a girlfriend who left him for another man, Matt has nothing to lose in taking a time-machine trip himself?or so he thinks.

NOW IN PAPERBACK-FROM THE AUTHOR OF MARSBOUND Grad- school dropout Matt Fuller is toiling as a lowly research assistant at MIT when he inadvertently creates a time machine. With a dead-end job and a girlfriend who left him for another man, Matt has nothing to lose in taking a time-machine trip himself?or so he thinks. [less]

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Accidental Werewolf 2: Something About Harry, The

Dakota Cassidy

2013    320 pages    (Penguin)

DDC: 813.6    LCC: PS3603.A8685

OCLC: 864681720    ISBN 13: 9781101630303    ISBN 10: 1101630302

From national bestselling author Dakota Cassidy comes the latest in the series that "gets better and better with each book." (Bitten by Books) He’s in a furry situation. Accountant Harry Ralph Emerson has always been a by-the-numbers kind of guy. But when he finds himself trapped at work sprouting an obscene amount of hair, he knows his odds for maintaining normalcy are zero to none. After a frantic internet search, Harry goes through the OOPS—Out in the Open Paranormal Support—checklist [...]

From national bestselling author Dakota Cassidy comes the latest in the series that "gets better and better with each book." (Bitten by Books) He’s in a furry situation. Accountant Harry Ralph Emerson has always been a by-the-numbers kind of guy. But when he finds himself trapped at work sprouting an obscene amount of hair, he knows his odds for maintaining normalcy are zero to none. After a frantic internet search, Harry goes through the OOPS—Out in the Open Paranormal Support—checklist and comes to a disheartening conclusion: He’s turning into a werewolf and he needs help ASAP. She might be the only solution. Werewolf Mara Flaherty has long carried a torch for Pack Cosmetics’s sexy single accountant, even after her attempt to seduce him went down in flames. When her sister-in-law, Marty, shows up to handle Harry’s OOPS emergency, she tasks Mara with showing the hirsute hottie the ropes. But Mara knows Harry’s condition is a result of her lab experiment gone wrong—and the previously mild-mannered object of her affection is about to give her a piece of his mind… [less]

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