Star Trek: Collective Hindsight Book 2 (Star Trek: Corp of by Aaron Rosenberg

By Aaron Rosenberg

Throughout the Dominion battle, Commander Salek and Lt. Commander Duffy of the S.C.E. handled a runaway vessel that was once endangering a celeb approach -- a challenge from which Salek didn't go back. Now, a 12 months later, Salek's and Duffy's replacements -- Commander Gomez and Lt. Commander Tev -- are confronted with an analogous runaway ship.
Facing a couple of ghost from the prior, can Gomez and Tev prevail the place their predecessors failed?

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Proteus Operation by James P. Hogan

By James P. Hogan

Utopia was once completed within the twenty first century. yet even in a global of prosperity and freedom there have been malcontents. They known as themselves Overlord, and their ownership of time commute gave them the facility to alter the earlier and form the longer term in keeping with their twisted wants. They equipped a time gate, then picked an important turning aspect within the prior century and traveled again to transmute an vague determine at the lunatic edge of German politics into an invincible conqueror. His identify: Adolph Hitler. via the Nineteen Seventies, merely North the US and Australia remained unfastened, yet time was once operating out and either might quickly be confronted with a call of give up or nuclear annihilation.

Then a ray of wish arose: American brokers discovered of the 1 time gate, and smuggled technical details and defecting specialists out of Europe. by means of 1975, the crash venture -- code identify `Proteus" --ordered through President John F. Kennedy had effectively outfitted a moment time gate. Threatened with annihilation at any time, the americans take the determined degree of sending a staff again to 1939. Their undertaking: cease Overlord sooner than its brokers can provide Hitler the guns that may hand him the realm on a silver platter!

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Yoda: Dark Rendezvous (Star Wars: Clone Wars) by Sean Stewart

By Sean Stewart

As the Clone Wars rage, Jedi grasp Yoda needs to once more face certainly one of his maximum adversaries: count number Dooku. . . .

The savage Clone Wars have compelled the Republic to the sting of cave in. in the course of the peak of the conflict, on Jedi Knight escapes the carnage to carry a message to Yoda on Coruscant. it seems that Dooku wishes peace and calls for a rendezvous. likelihood is slender that the treacherous count number is honest yet, with one million lives at stake, Yoda has no choice.

The assembly will happen on Djun, a planet steeped in evil. The problem couldn't be tougher. Can Yoda win again his as soon as promising scholar from the darkish part or will count number Dooku unharness his sinister forces opposed to his former mentor? both approach, Yoda is bound of 1 factor: This conflict should be one of many fiercest he’ll ever face.

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Sword of Damocles (Star Trek: Titan, Book 4) by Geoffrey Thorne

By Geoffrey Thorne

Destiny: it really is an concept as previous as lifestyles itself. Do our offerings form the long run, or is it the opposite direction round? And if the trail we stroll is predestined -- if the best way we're to satisfy our finish is knowable -- what may perhaps that wisdom compel us to do?

"Titan 's" travels take it to a global on the fringe of cause. Orisha is a planet whose humans have lived for hundreds of years underneath an unfathomable celestial physique of their sky. From the instant it first seemed, the article used to be regarded as whatever unnatural, an ailing omen that has made them consider watched, uncovered, weak -- scary a primal worry that has advised the process their civilization. The Orishans name it "the Eye," and since it has continuously defied each clinical try and decode its precise nature, many are confident it represents an intelligence that's learning their world...and possibly ready to damage it.

But the key in the back of the attention threatens "Titan" in addition to Orisha...and it holds a distinct which means for one member of Captain Riker's staff specifically, whose lifelong quest to stability religion and medical fact is confirmed opposed to the cruel, unblinking glare of inevitability.

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The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

By John Wyndham

In 1951 John Wyndham released his novel The Day of the Triffids to average acclaim. Fifty-two years later, this frightening tale is a technology fiction vintage, touted through The Times (London) as having “all the truth of a vividly discovered nightmare.”

Bill Masen, bandages over his wounded eyes, misses the main amazing meteorite bathe England has ever visible. removal his bandages the subsequent morning, he reveals plenty of sightless humans wandering the town. He quickly meets Josella, one other fortunate one that has retained her sight, and jointly they depart town, acutely aware that the secure, well-known international they knew an insignificant twenty-four hours prior to is long gone forever.

But to outlive during this post-apocalyptic global, one needs to continue to exist the Triffids, unusual crops that years prior to started to appear worldwide. The Triffids can develop to over seven ft tall, pull their roots from the floor to stroll, and kill a guy with one quickly lash in their toxic stingers. With society in shambles, they're now poised to prey on humankind. Wyndham chillingly anticipates bio-warfare and mass destruction, fifty years prior to their recognition, during this prescient account of chilly battle paranoia.

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My Real Children by Jo Walton

By Jo Walton

It's 2015, and Patricia Cowan is especially previous. "Confused today," learn the notes clipped to the tip of her mattress. She forgets issues she should still know--what yr it's, significant occasions within the lives of her young ones. yet she recalls issues that don't appear attainable. She recollects marrying Mark and having 4 little ones. and she or he recalls now not marrying Mark and elevating 3 teenagers with Bee as a substitute. She recalls the bomb that killed President Kennedy in 1963, and she or he recalls Kennedy in 1964, declining to run back after the nuclear trade that took out Miami and Kiev.

Her early life, her years at Oxford through the moment international War-those have been strong issues. yet after that, did she marry Mark or no longer? Did her pals all name her Trish, or Pat? Had she been a housewife who escaped a negative marriage after her young children have been grown, or a profitable commute author with houses in Britain and Italy? And the moon open air her window: does it host a benign learn station, or a command submit bristling with nuclear missiles?

Two lives, worlds, types of contemporary heritage; every one with their loves and losses, their sorrows and triumphs. Jo Walton's My genuine youngsters is the story of either one of Patricia Cowan's lives...and of the way each existence capability the total world.

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Symbiography by William Hjortsberg

By William Hjortsberg

In post=apocalyptic the US, a solitary guy crafts the world’s most up-to-date type of escapism: dreams

For eighty-five years, Par Sondak has crafted goals. each one evening he retires, probes hooked up to his drowsing physique, and builds really good worlds for the folk of the town to take pleasure in. His goals were bestsellers for many years, and he has greater than 300 nonetheless in flow. Sondak’s area of interest is escapist enjoyable; his present undertaking is a ten-hour swords-and-sandals epic. greater than a month’s sleep has long past into the dream, and while he completes it, his public will clamor for more.

But while he isn’t asleep, this rotund, 105-year-old guy sits on his terrace and enjoys a view of the yank barren region. past Sondak’s laser-guarded partitions, herds of Nomads lurk, scavenging for nutrition and making sacrifices to pagan gods. in recent years those savage males have stirred Sondak’s interest. yet trying to comprehend them could simply wreck the dominion his desires have built.


“A riotous madhouse of talent.” —The long island instances booklet Review

“Hjortsberg has me hooked.” —The Houston Post

“What moves me as so much amazing is the standard of Mr. Hjortsberg’s mind's eye, that's on an order of Borges’.” —Stanley Elkin

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Anathem by Neal Stephenson

By Neal Stephenson

Anathem, the newest invention by means of the New York Times bestselling writer of Cryptonomicon and The Baroque Cycle, is a powerful construction: a piece of significant scope, intelligence, and mind's eye that ushers readers right into a recognizable -- but unusually inverted -- world.

Fraa Erasmas is a tender avout dwelling within the Concent of Saunt Edhar, a sanctuary for mathematicians, scientists, and philosophers, protected against the corrupting affects of the skin "saecular" global via historic stone, commemorated traditions, and intricate rituals. Over the centuries, towns and governments have risen and fallen past the concent's partitions. 3 times in the course of history's darkest epochs violence born of superstition and lack of awareness has invaded and devastated the cloistered mathic group. but the avout have regularly controlled to conform within the wake of disaster, changing into out of necessity much more austere and not more depending on expertise and fabric issues. And Erasmas has no worry of the skin -- the Extramuros -- for the final of the negative occasions was once lengthy, lengthy ago.

Now, in social gathering of the week-long, once-in-a-decade ceremony of Apert, the fraas and suurs organize to enterprise past the concent's gates -- while beginning them huge to welcome the curious "extras" in. in the course of his first Apert as a fraa, Erasmas eagerly anticipates reconnecting with the landmarks and kinfolk he hasn't noticeable in view that he used to be "collected." yet ahead of the week is out, either the life he deserted and the only he embraced will stand poised near to cataclysmic change.

Powerful unexpected forces jeopardize the peaceable balance of mathic lifestyles and the proven ennui of the Extramuros -- a chance that purely an unsteady alliance of saecular and avout can oppose -- as, one after the other, Erasmas and his colleagues, lecturers, and buddies are summoned forth from the protection of the concent in hopes of keeping off international catastrophe. unexpectedly harassed with a incredible accountability, Erasmas reveals himself an immense participant in a drama that would ensure the way forward for his global -- as he units out on a unprecedented odyssey that would hold him to the main risky, inhospitable corners of the planet . . . and past.

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Furious Gulf (Galactic Center, Book 5) by Gregory Benford

By Gregory Benford

This 5th installment (after Tides of sunshine ) in Benford's "Galactic Center" sequence, set hundreds of thousands of years sooner or later, reveals the rest people from the planet Snowglade fleeing the genocidal Mechs within the spaceship Argo . because the vessel speeds towards the Galactic middle, the refugees verge on mutiny as nutrition turns into scarce, Mechs shut in and Captain Killeen grows ever extra decided to find what lies on the center. Even Killeen's adolescent son, Toby, starts off to question his father's health for command, quite whilst he discovers that his apprehensive method has been used as a repository for the talents and character of the captain's slain lover. in the meantime, unknown to the Argo staff and passengers, bodiless, possibly egoless, intelligences muse none-too-benignly at the motion handy and whether or not they should still spoil the shipbound people as a part of their "ancient task" of wiping out humanity. If the 1st 1/2 the narrative is a chase, the second one part is a discovery: an exploration of the universe that lies in the human center, in addition to a research of nonhuman beings and of the artifacts of house and time that Benford's fevered mind's eye has strewn via eons of human background. The author's lovers won't be dissatisfied with this tautly plotted access within the sequence, which through now has eclipsed even Asimov's starting place saga in ambition, and which nonetheless has yet one more booklet to move.

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Mistworld (Twilight of the Empire, Book 1) by Simon R. Green

By Simon R. Green

An outlaw planet turns into the objective of a shadowy, lethal forceLong earlier than the beginning of a galactic uprising, Mistworld is simply one other insurgent planet, bring to an end from the end result of empire via a punishing blockade. In a spaceport the place ships infrequently land anymore, and any piece of excessive tech is worthy way over its weight in gold, a medieval order has imposed itself in this once-rich global: The robust rule, the vulnerable perish, and nobody is simply too wealthy to steal.Investigator Topaz is among the few sincere humans left in this cutthroat planet. together with her husband, Sergeant Michael Gunn, Topaz does what she will be able to to maintain the crooks who run Mistworld in money. but if the corrupt Empire devises an remarkable scheme to assault the ESP safeguard that guards Mistworld, Topaz is the single one that can shop the planet from being overrun. An enemy fleet lurks simply off world—but it's the enemies at domestic whom Topaz and Gunn may still worry the most.

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