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Introduction by Scott A. Cupp
A collection of alternate and secret history short stories: From airships lost between universes, to golems winning the fight against racism, with side trips to the Civil War, Brigadoon, and the Titanic, this collection also features cameos by O. Henry, Robert E. Howard, and Rod Serling.
Introduction by Howard Waldrop
From ancient nuclear wars to the secret of sexual attraction, the possibilities are limitless in Lou Antonelli's collection.
Foreword by Mary Robinette KowalCollection of science fiction short stories from this A. Bertram Chandler award-winner and Theodore Sturgeon award-finalist.
A novel of abduction.
Finalist for the Aurealis Award and for the Ditmar Award.
Science fiction collection.
Stranded time travelers,alien archeologists, angst-ridden robots, and more populate Scott Edelman's best science fiction short stories from the past thirty years.
He can save the future… if only he could remember the past.
Originally written as a pitch for a television series, Grand Master James Gunn rewrote his six proposed episodes as this action-packed novel of disasters averted and worlds saved.
This science fiction collection covers the past three decades of James Gunn's career: imaginative, entertaining speculations revealing insight—and foresight—into human nature now and in the future.
An updated Citizen of the Galaxy.
In a world where pre-natal genetic engineering determines one's entire life structure, Little Brother is the only person without a GeneCode tattoo to dictate that future. When he teams up with a girl, the thrown-away offspring of the highest levels of society, they'll turn their world upside down…
"I sometimes think a writer's greatest virtues are persistence and endurance, and it seems as if you have them." —Roger Zelazny, Hugo and Nebula Award winner
"Congratulations on the long overdue story collection, Tom! What I find most terrific is your range of topics and styles. You have always been an explorer." —David Brin, Hugo and Nebula Award winner
Three couples and their children have retired from scavenging among Alien ruins to the star system Nilong. Teenage Jax and her ship-siblings know only ship life. But now they're in a much bigger world. Their parents are Memroy Singers, combining ancient songs with personal memories of Earth via the memorynet device in the family's space cabaret.
Rebellious Jax is determined to explore this unknown environment, meet Aliens, and set her own life course. Can she survive on a planet full of Aliens? Can she connect with the Alien who helps her escape to the wilderness? The answers she finds teach her what it means to grow up.
"Angel at Apogee is an excellently drawn description of two races who must either learn to compromise or face extinction." —Andre Norton
The Justica stole his ship, his friends, and ten years of his life. Now it's time to even the score.
It's not easy being the best.
When pilot and artificially intelligent stealth craft merge as one, the possibilities are endless. But when there's a traitor in the squadron, things become a lot more dangerous.
"Vivid glimpses of high-tech hardware, and the black paranoid universe of a military at war." —David Drake, author of Hammer's Slammers
The electrifying sequel to Cyberstealth!
This time, it's fly or die.
A hard SF novel of high-end data manipulation in a baroque future Venice.
When you're trapped on a quarantined planet, waiting for the end, what else is there to do but turn your remaining days into a work of art?
In a future Europe where genetic engineering is the commonplace, a throwback non-engineered artist finds himself an outcast. After falling in with space pirates, he finally finds a place where his artistic talents are valued.…
It's the end of the world, as humanity has bifurcated into day dwellers and night dwellers on a non-rotating Earth. Is immortality their only chance for survival?
The first book of the multiverse.
He was a mysterious cosmic presence who came out of nowhere with the incredible promise to free the dying planet.
Fifteen dying Earths lie outside space and time. Professor Faustus must fight a seemingly losing battle, with the very pattern of the Universe in the balance.
An Eternal Champion Novel.
With an introduction by Michael Swanwick, this is a collection of twelve of Purdom's more recent tales, including the 2000 Hugo Award finalist "Fossil Games". As Swanwick says, these stories feature fascinating and psychologically complex characters, and intrepid investigation into the human heart.
The Moon. Phobos. The Kuiper Belt. A giant globe-circling habitat on Mercury. Joseph Louis Baske roams the Solar System in the same way the great 18th century adventurer, Giacomo Casanova, roamed across Europe—and gets in trouble for the same reason. Romance is the glory of his days. It never lasts, but every episode is an adventure.
When tyrant fanatics long have commanded both government and institutions of religion, what can ordinary people do?
Quarnian Dow is a syron, driven by her intuition, anticipating the future and acting without knowing why. Now she's found the formerly-vanished generation ship Staroamer, but she may not survive the encounter…
In this sequel to Staroamer's Fate, Quarnian Dow is manipulated by fate, her intuition taking her from danger to danger, taking actions without ever knowing why and trusting that they will be the right thing. And when a mysterious woman makes her a target, it sends her off to a world with impossible gravity and human inhabitants where no humans ever inhabited...
A solo around-the-world sailing race is only the first of Louella Parsons' sailing adventures. Her expertise takes her to the cloud-tops of Jupiter and the dusty plains of Mars, as sailor Bud Sparhawk relates these tales of human ingenuity and stamina, or our ever-present love of the seas.
A fascinating and wide-ranging collection of stories that range from your neighbor's back yard to the farthest reaches of the galaxy, peopled by the environmental activist you see in the grocery store, and the interstellar pilot living in completely alien worlds and millennia. Here are 19 of Sparhawk's best stories that will ccaptivate you and make you dream.
"An intelligent, sophisticated suspense novel with many surprises." —Science Fiction Weekly
All the stories of Allen Steele's award-winning "Near Space" series—now in an expanded and revised second edition!
Includes the Hugo Award-winning novella "The Death of Captain Future" and the Hugo Award-winning novelette "The Emperor of Mars."
From the deserts of Mars to the distant frontiers of the galaxy, from an island paradise of the 1930's to an apocalyptic showdown between humans and robots on the day after tomorrow, Allen Steele transports you to worlds unvisited and events that haven't been experienced… until now!
First published in the fabulously rare pulp magazine The Thrill Book in 1919, this masterful blend of time-travel fantasy, alternate realities, and social satire propels early 20th century characters into the Philadelphia of the year 2118, in which the city is an isolated dystopia run by a corrupt oligarchy, the Liberty Bell has been transformed into a disintegration machine, and William Penn is worshiped as a god.
Graphic novel. The Moon Maniac, a rapist and cannibal, has escaped from Hell, and it's up to a forgotten Sumerian god—now Hell's Detective—to track him down before he can wreak even more havoc on Earth.
Originally published as two separate books, Jules Verne's eerily prescient tale of mankind's first visit to the Moon is properly presented here in one complete volume.
It all began when Professor Otto Liedenbrock discovered a coded message in an old runic manuscript, but it was his nephew, Axel, who deciphered the messages meaning. That's when the race truly started. The message pointed the way to a previously unknown world, one lurking right beneath their feet. And with that brief clue, the hunt was on.
When the comet Gallia impacts Earth, the results are catastrophic… but only for a given few. After the glancing blow, Earth continues in its stately course, but a few chunks of the planet's outer shell are taken up by the comet, along with several dozen people. Thus begins Jules Verne's vision of a voyage through planetary space.
A Modern Utopia is one of H.G. Wells' explorations of social problems set in the form of a novel, but it is more a complex investigation of what might be than a mere fictional story. The unnamed narrator and a traveling companion find themselves on a parallel Earth, where the geology, biology, and very people are duplicates of those we know.…
Trying to cure his insomnia, Londoner Graham falls into a drug-induced coma in 1897… and wakes up 203 years later. He discovers a world in turmoil, a world shocked at his awakening, a world… that he owns.
Thus begins H.G. Wells' classic tale of a man out of time.…