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The Big Book of Science Fiction
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 1218

The Big Book of Science Fiction

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-07-12
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  • Publisher: Vintage

Quite possibly the GREATEST science-fiction collection of ALL TIME—past, present, and FUTURE! • "Nearly 1,200 pages of stories by the genre’s luminaries, like H. G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke and Ursula K. Le Guin, as well as lesser-known authors." —The New York Times Book Review What if life was never-ending? What if you could change your body to adapt to an alien ecology? What if the Pope was a robot? Spanning galaxies and millennia, this must-have anthology showcases classic contributions from H.G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Octavia Butler, and Kurt Vonnegut alongside a century of the eccentrics, rebels, and visionaries who have inspired generations of readers. Within its pages, find b...

Ender's Game
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 374

Ender's Game

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2010-04-01
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  • Publisher: Macmillan

Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game is the winner of the Nebula and Hugo Awards In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut—young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training. Ender's skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at ...

The Best Science Fiction of E.C. Tubb
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 206

The Best Science Fiction of E.C. Tubb

EDWIN CHARLES TUBB is one of the most popular and prolific British writers of science fiction. Born between World War I and II, he became an avid reader of the American pulp magazines, but the second World War thwarted his writing ambitions. Post-war he was in the vanguard of an emerging group of talented British writers. They included Brian Aldiss, Sydney J. Bounds, John Brunner, Ken Bulmer, John Christopher, John Russell Fearn, Philip E. High and John Wyndham, who collectively helped lay the foundations for British science fiction as it exists today. Tubb's first professional sale, a short story, was published in 1951, in the leading British science fiction magazine New Worlds, where he qu...

The Cybernetic Imagination in Science Fiction
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 304

The Cybernetic Imagination in Science Fiction

  • Categories: Art
  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1980
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  • Publisher: MIT Press

Science-fiction criticism. Focuses on literary & scientific material.

Pseudoscience and Science Fiction
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 181

Pseudoscience and Science Fiction

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-09-13
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  • Publisher: Springer

Aliens, flying saucers, ESP, the Bermuda Triangle, antigravity ... are we talking about science fiction or pseudoscience? Sometimes it is difficult to tell the difference. Both pseudoscience and science fiction (SF) are creative endeavours that have little in common with academic science, beyond the superficial trappings of jargon and subject matter. The most obvious difference between the two is that pseudoscience is presented as fact, not fiction. Yet like SF, and unlike real science, pseudoscience is driven by a desire to please an audience – in this case, people who “want to believe”. This has led to significant cross-fertilization between the two disciplines. SF authors often draw...

The First
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 192

The First

"Always surprises and always entertains." - Jonathan Maberry, Patient Zero THE FIRST A collection of 13 dark fantasy, dystopian, post-apocalyptic, and science fiction stories from award-winning author Scott Nicholson. These stories visit undiscovered countries and shadowy avenues of the heart, lands and times where night never ends and matter doesn't matter. Features the six-story Aeropagan cycle where time is literally money. Includes an afterword and Nicholson's first-ever published story. Nicholson, a 1999 Writers of the Future award winner, has published 25 novels, including the AFTER and NEXT post-apocalyptic thriller series and the comic books Grave Conditions, Dirt, and Little Shivers. Look for his other collections ASHES, FLOWERS, CURTAINS, and ZOMBIE BITS. If you like science fiction with a pulp horror feel, check out The Harvest. "Scott Nicholson will never leave you cold." - Kevin J. Anderson, Saga of the Seven Suns keywords: Hugh Howey, science fiction short stories, time travel, space opera, sci-fi adventure tales, fantasy stories, futuristic science fiction, Phillip K. Dick, Tim Powers, Kristin Katherine Rusch

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Second Annual Collection
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 886

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Second Annual Collection

Widely regarded as the one essential book for every science fiction fan, The Year's Best Science Fiction (Winner of the 2004 Locus Award for Best Anthology) continues to uphold its standard of excellence with more than two dozen stories representing the previous year's best SF writing. The stories in this collection imaginatively take readers far across the universe, into the very core of their beings, to the realm of the Gods, and to the moment just after now. Included are the works of masters of the form and the bright new talents of tomorrow. This book is a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.

SCI-FI Boxed Set: 22 Classics of Science Fiction by Stanley G. Weinbaum
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 805

SCI-FI Boxed Set: 22 Classics of Science Fiction by Stanley G. Weinbaum

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2023-11-18
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  • Publisher: Good Press

Good Press presents to you this unique Sci-Fi collection with carefully picked out stories from out of space, thrilling intergalactic adventures & alien tales: Contents: Novels The Black Flame Short Stories A Martian Odyssey Valley of Dreams Flight on Titan Parasite Planet The Lotus Eaters Pygmalion's Spectacles The Worlds of If The Ideal The Planet of Doubt The Adaptive Ultimate The Red Peri The Mad Moon The Point of View Redemption Cairn The Circle of Zero Proteus Island Graph The Brink of Infinity Shifting Seas Dawn of Flame Green Glow of Death

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 704

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection

In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world. This venerable collection of short stories brings together award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Ian McDonald, Stephen Baxter, Michael Swanwick, Paolo Bacigalupi, Kage Baker, Walter Jon Williams, Alastair Reynolds, and Charles Stross. And with an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre. "This venerable annual’s twenty-fifth edition represents a milestone for editor Dozois. He has kept faith with the series for a quarter-century without ever shortchanging, or even showing any signs of shortchanging, readers on either quality or abundance of selections."--Booklist

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Seventh Annual Collection
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 688

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Seventh Annual Collection

The thirty-two stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into the very core of our beings, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including: John Barnes, Elizabeth Bear, Damien Broderick, Karl Bunker, Paul Cornell, Albert E. Cowdrey, Ian Creasey, Steven Gould, Dominic Green, Nicola Griffith, Alexander Irvine, John Kessel, Ted Kosmatka, Nancy Kress, Jay Lake, Rand B. Lee, Paul McAuley, Ian McDonald, Maureen F. McHugh, Sarah Monette, Michael Poore, Robert Reed, Adam Roberts, Chris Roberson, Mary Rosenblum, Geoff Ryman, Vandana Singh, Bruce Sterling, Lavie Tidhar, James Van Pelt, Jo Walton, Peter Watts, Robert Charles Wilson, and John C. Wright. Supplementing the stories are the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and a lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book both a valuable resource and the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination, and the heart.

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