Category: Science Fiction

Crater (A Helium-3 Novel)

By Homer Hickam

A MINING COLONY at the MOON. a dangerous challenge. AND A mystery higher THAN WORLDS.

It’s the twenty second Century. a difficult, pioneering humans mine the moon for Helium-3 to supply power for a determined, war-torn Earth.

Sixteen-year-old Crater Trueblood loves his task as a Helium-3 miner. but if he saves a fellow miner, his lifestyles adjustments endlessly. inspired by means of his heroism, the landlord of the mine orders Crater to adopt a deadly project. Crater doubts himself, yet has no selection. He needs to go.

With assistance from Maria, the mine owner’s not easy yet stunning granddaughter, and his gillie—a sentient and infrequently insubordinate clump of slime mould cells—Crater needs to struggle either human and subhuman enemies. He’ll conflict his means throughout 1000 miles of lethal lunar terrain and face genetically altered tremendous warriors in his quest to get well an extraordinary item that might modify the lives of each person at the moon.

“Long-haul trucking at the Moon . . . with raiders, romance and a mystery undertaking . . . excessive experience at the area frontier.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Soft Apocalypse

By Will McIntosh

What occurs whilst assets develop into scarce and society starts off to fall apart? because the festival for assets pulls America's formerly strong society aside, the "New common" is a smooth Apocalypse. this can be how our international ends; with a whimper rather than a bang.   New social constructions and tribal connections spring up throughout the USA, because the past social constructions start to dissolve. Locus Award finalist and John W. Campbell Memorial Award finalist Soft Apocalypse follows the adventure around the Southeast of a tribe of previously center type american citizens as they fight to discover a spot for themselves and their childrens in a brand new, risky international that also includes the ghostly echoes in their prior lives.

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The Confusion (The Baroque Cycle, Vol. 2)

By Neal Stephenson

In the 12 months 1689, a cabal of Barbary galley slaves -- together with one Jack Shaftoe, aka King of the Vagabonds, aka Half-Cocked Jack -- devises a bold plan to win freedom and fortune. an excellent experience ensues -- a dangerous race for an important prize of silver ... nay, gold ... nay, mythical gold.

In Europe, the beautiful and inventive Eliza, Countess de los angeles Zeur, is stripped of her great own fortune by means of France's most voguish privateer. Penniless and in danger from those that wish both her or her head (or both), she is stuck up in an internet of foreign intrigue, whilst she desperately seeks the go back of her most valuable possession.

Meanwhile, Newton and Leibniz proceed to propound their grand theories as their notorious contention intensifies, obdurate alchemy does conflict with the normal sciences, dastardly plots are set in movement ... and Daniel Waterhouse seeks passage to the Massachusetts colony in hopes of escaping the insanity into which his global has descended.

This P.S. version positive aspects an additional sixteen pages of insights into the booklet, together with writer interviews, advised studying, and extra.

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The House of the Scorpion

By Nancy Farmer

Series: nationwide e-book Award Winner for younger People's Literature, Newbery Honor ebook, Printz Honor Book

Matteo Alacrán used to be no longer born; he used to be harvested.
His DNA got here from El Patrón, lord of a rustic known as Opium--a strip of poppy fields mendacity among the USA and what used to be known as Mexico. Matt's first mobile cut up and divided within a petri dish. Then he was once positioned within the womb of a cow, the place he persisted the astounding trip from embryo to fetus to child. he's a boy now, yet such a lot give some thought to him a monster--except for El Patrón. El Patrón loves Matt as he loves himself, simply because Matt is himself.

As Matt struggles to appreciate his life, he's threatened via a sinister forged of characters, together with El Patrón's power-hungry family members, and he's surrounded by way of a perilous military of bodyguards. break out is the one probability Matt has to outlive. yet break out from the Alacrán property isn't any warrantly of freedom, simply because Matt is marked by way of his distinction in methods he does not even suspect.

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Independent Study: The Testing, Book 2

By Joelle Charbonneau

In the sequence debut The Testing, sixteen-year-old Cia Vale was once selected by means of the United Commonwealth govt as the most effective and brightest graduates of the entire colonies . . . a promising chief within the attempt to revitalize postwar civilization. In Independent Study, Cia is a freshman on the collage in Tosu urban along with her place of birth sweetheart, Tomas—and even though the govt has attempted to erase her reminiscence of the brutal horrors of The checking out, Cia recollects. Her makes an attempt to show the gruesome fact in the back of the government’s murderous courses positioned her—and her enjoyed ones—in an international of risk. however the way forward for the Commonwealth is dependent upon her.

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The Resistance

By Gemma Malley

The yr is 2140. Peter and Anna reside freely at the outdoors, attempting tough to steer common lives, yet not able to depart the phobia of the Declaration--and their stories as surpluses--completely at the back of them. Peter is decided to infiltrate Pharma company, which claims to have a brand new drug within the works; "Longevity +" won't simply cease the ravages of outdated age, it could actually simply opposite the getting older technique. yet what Peter and Anna observe at the back of the partitions of Pharma is so nightmarish it makes the legal in their formative years appear like a sanctuary: for it sort of feels the one technique to regain adolescence is to reap the young.

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The Silent Empire Omnibus (Silent Empire: Nightmare, Book 1; Dreamer, Book 2; Trickster, Book 3; Offspring, Book 4)

By Steven Harper

In the Dream, telepaths referred to as the Silent communicate freely around the void. Time, distance, and species aren't any barrier to them.

Unfortunately, this makes the Silent very invaluable. It makes them slaves.

The young ones of Irfan are a monastic order devoted to discovering enslaved Silent, releasing them, and bringing them again to their domestic base on this planet Bellerophon. Kendi Weaver’s trip starts in Nightmare while the youngsters rescue him from Silent slavery. As an grownup, he joins their order, and in Dreamer he units out to discover and unfastened different Silent slaves, together with a boy who may perhaps wreck the Dream--and the universe besides it. In Trickster Kendi units up the riskiest con video game he's ever devised so that it will unfastened his relations from slavery. And in Offspring, he joins the moving, startlingly risky politics of his new domestic on Bellerophon and uncovers scary secrets and techniques inside of his personal family.

Here for the 1st time, all 4 compelling novels of the Silent Empire were amassed right into a unmarried omnibus version.

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Blackout

By Robison Wells

Homeland meets Marie Lu's Legend in Blackout, which number 1 New York Times bestselling writer best friend Condie referred to as "a exciting mix of Wells's trademark twists and terror. Fantastic!"

Laura and Alec are hugely proficient teenage terrorists. Jack and Aubrey are small-town highschool scholars. there has been no reason behind their paths ever to pass. yet now a mysterious virus is spreading all through the United States, infecting young ones with most unlikely superpowers—and all teenagers are being rounded up, dragged to executive trying out amenities, and drafted into the military to struggle terrorism. by surprise, Jack, Laura, Aubrey, and Alec locate their lives intertwined in a fancy internet of deception, loyalty, and catastrophic danger—where one unsuitable selection might set off an explosion that ends it all.

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Quicksilver (The Baroque Cycle No. 1)

By Neal Stephenson

In which Daniel Waterhouse, fearless philosopher and brave Puritan, pursues wisdom within the corporation of the best minds of Baroque-era Europe -- in a chaotic international the place cause wars with the bloody pursuits of the amazing, and the place disaster, usual or in a different way, can adjust the political panorama overnight.

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