Category: Fiction

Steel Beach

By John Varley

A technological know-how fiction epic from "the most sensible author in the United States" (Tom Clancy)—Hugo and Nebula award-winning writer John Varley.  

Fleeing Earth after an alien invasion, the human race stands at the threshold of evolution. Their new house is Luna, a moon colony blessed with creature comforts, lengthy lifespans, electronic stories, and rapid intercourse changes.

however the humans of Luna are bored, stressed, suicidal—and so is the pc that screens their existence...

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In the Courts of the Sun

By Brian D'Amato

December 21, 2012. The day time stops. Jed DeLanda, a descendant of the Maya residing within the yr 2012, is a math prodigy who spends his time enjoying move opposed to his desktop and raking in earnings from on-line buying and selling. His mystery weapon? A Mayan divination game-once used for predicting corn-harvest cycles, now proving very worthy in predicting corn futures-that his mom taught him. yet Jed's existence is thrown into chaos while his former mentor, the sport theorist Taro, and a mysterious lady named Marena Park invite him to offer his opinion on a newly came across Mayan codex. Marena and Taro are trying to find a volunteer to shuttle again to 664 advert to benefit extra a few "sacrifice video game" defined within the codex. Jed leaps on the probability, and shortly scientists are replicating his mind waves and sending them via a wormhole, immediately into the brain of a Mayan king. purely anything is going incorrect. rather than turning into a king, Jed arrives within a ballplayer named Chacal who's seconds clear of throwing himself down the temple steps as a human sacrifice. If Jed can pass though the following couple of mins, he may simply shop the realm. Bringing to brain Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon and Gary Jennings's Aztec, but fullyyt detailed, within the Courts of the solar takes you from the far away prior to the close to destiny in a super kaleidoscope of rules.

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The High Divide: A Novel

By Lin Enger

The excessive Divide is a brilliant reminder of why we learn, and why we need to."*

In 1886, Gretta Pope wakes up one morning to find that her husband is long past. Ulysses Pope has left his family members in the back of at the a long way fringe of Minnesota’s western prairie, with just a short notice and no reason behind why he left or the place he’s heading. It doesn’t take lengthy for Gretta’s younger sons, Eli and Danny, to trigger after him, leaving Gretta no selection yet to find the lads and their father and produce all of them home.

Enger’s breathtaking portrait of the massive plains panorama is matched by way of the wealthy expanse of the story’s emotional terrain, within which pivotal historic occasions coincide with the intimate tale of a family’s sacrifice and devotion.

“A deeply relocating, gripping novel approximately one man’s quest for redemption and his family’s decision to profit the reality . . . Layered with which means, this impressive novel merits to be learn greater than as soon as. The excessive Divide proves Enger’s chops as a masterful storyteller.” —Ann Weisgarber, writer of The Promise

“Blends event, boys coming of age and an exploration of belief in marriage . . . the tale captures the elegance of the 19th-century West.” —St. Paul Pioneer Press

“A compelling tale of a home divided, of a man’s haunting pursuit of forgiveness, and a family’s look for the husband they concept they knew—but by no means fairly did.” —*True West Magazine

“A fascinating tale . . . when you begin turning the pages,  there’s no environment the booklet down.” —The Denver Post

“Enger’s novel is advised in fantastically specific, liquid language . . .  hugely recommended.”  —Library magazine, starred review

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Love the One You're With (Gossip Girl : The Carlyles, Book 4)

By Cecily Von Ziegesar

It's Thanksgiving, and the Carlyle triplets are grateful to be escaping the hot York urban cold-they're jetting to the tropics and bringing all their pals alongside for the trip. The sunlight isn't the one factor that's hot in this holiday getaway--I'm forecasting sultry poolside encounters, too. So, don't omit to pack the sunscreen...you don't are looking to get burned. you recognize you like me,
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Binti

By Nnedi Okorafor

Her identify is Binti, and he or she is the 1st of the Himba humans ever to be provided a spot at Oomza college, the best establishment of upper studying within the galaxy. yet to simply accept the supply will suggest giving up her position in her family members to trip among the celebs between strangers who do now not proportion her methods or appreciate her customs.

Knowledge comes at a expense, one who Binti is prepared to pay, yet her trip aren't effortless. the realm she seeks to go into has lengthy warred with the Meduse, an alien race that has turn into the stuff of nightmares. Oomza college has wronged the Meduse, and Binti's stellar go back and forth will convey her inside their lethal reach.

If Binti hopes to outlive the legacy of a warfare now not of her making, she is going to desire either the the presents of her humans and the knowledge enshrined in the collage, itself ― yet first she has to make it there, alive.

PRAISE FOR BINTI

"Binti is a ultimate examine an attractive, edgy Afropolitan in house! it is a wondrous blend of extra-terrestrial event and age-old African international relations. Unforgettable!" ― Wanuri Kahiu, award-winning Kenyan movie director of Punzi and From a Whisper

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Jupiter War: The Owner: Book Three

War threatens to ruin Earth’s final wish within the ultimate installment of the landlord trilogy!

Alan Saul is now half human and half computer. He craves the celebs, but his human aspect nonetheless controls him; he can’t go away his to sister die. He needs to go away Argus Station and level a deadly rescue. yet Saul’s robots make his team suppose more and more redundant, sowing the seeds of mutiny and betrayal.

Serene Galahad, Earth’s ruthless dictator, hides her crimes from a cowed population as she desperately readies a brand new assault on Saul. She goals to damage her enemy in a vicious demonstrate of violence.

The Scourge limps again to Earth, its prior challenge to annihilate Saul a failure. a few contributors of the decimated team plan to homicide Galahad ahead of she has them murdered for his or her failure, yet Clay Ruger plans to barter for his existence. occasions construct to a climax as Ruger holds humanity’s maximum asset—seeds to rebuild a demise Earth. This stolen Gene financial institution info is obtainable at a value, yet what's going to Galahad pay for humanity’s future?

Neal Asher has been exciting technology fiction enthusiasts for over a decade together with his Polity sequence. Jupiter struggle brings his new proprietor trilogy to a gorgeous conclusion.

Skyhorse Publishing, less than our evening coloration and Talos imprints, is proud to submit a huge variety of titles for readers attracted to technology fiction (space opera, time commute, challenging SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), delusion (grimdark, sword and sorcery, modern city delusion, steampunk, replacement history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and masses extra. whereas now not each name we put up turns into a New York Times bestseller, a countrywide bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we're devoted to publishing caliber books from a various crew of authors.

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The Dream Master

By Roger Zelazny

His identify is Charles Render. He's a psychoanalyst, a mechanic of desires, a Shaper. In a hot womb of steel, his sufferers dream their neuroses, whereas Render, intricately hooked up to their brains, desires with them, makes smooth alterations, and eventually explains and heals.
Her identify is Eileen Shallot, a resident in psychiatry. She wishes desperately to develop into a Shaper, notwithstanding she's been blind from birth.
Together, they are going to discover the depths of the human brain and the terrors that lurk therein.
Winner of the inaugural Nebula Award for most sensible Novella (1965) below its unique identify He Who Shapes in a tie with The Saliva Tree by way of Brian W. Aldiss.

Originally released in 1966 through Ace Books.

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Messenger

By Lois Lowry

Messenger is the masterful 3rd novel within the Giver Quartet, which begun with the dystopian bestseller The Giver, now an enormous movement picture.
 
Matty has lived in Village and flourished lower than the tips of Seer, a blind guy recognized for his specified sight. Village as soon as welcomed newbies, yet whatever sinister has seeped into Village and the folks have voted to shut it to outsiders. Matty has been worthwhile as a messenger. Now he needs to threat every little thing to make one final trip in the course of the treacherous woodland together with his simply weapon, an influence he all of sudden discovers inside of himself.

From the alternate Paperback edition.

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