Triplet

      Timothy Zahn
Triplet

For one researcher, Triplet is a marvel promising both advanced technology and magic. But a world of sinister secrets lurks just below the surface . . .

Grad student Danae Panya’s dream assignment has been approved. She’ll study Triplet, the strange planetary system scarred by nuclear war and connected through portals. The most experienced Courier of Triplet, Ravagin, will lead her to its hidden worlds—Threshold, Shamsheer, and Karyx—and introduce her to their secrets, including their advanced technology, their dark magic, and the captivating demon culture of the innermost planet. But though they begin their journey with only scholarly research in mind, Danae and Ravagin quickly find themselves embroiled in the menacing dynamics roiling throughout Triplet. Will Ravagin be able to get them both out alive?


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    Steadfast

      Jack Campbell
Steadfast

The Alliance has been fighting the Syndics for a century--and losing badly. Now its fleet is crippled and stranded in enemy territory. Their only hope is a man who's emerged from a century-long hibernation to find he has been heroically idealized, beyond belief...

Captain John "Black Jack" Geary's legendary exploits are known to every schoolchild. Revered for his heroic "last stand" in the early days of the war, he was presumed dead. But a century later, Geary miraculously returns from survival hibernation and reluctantly takes command of the Alliance fleet as it faces annihilation by the Syndics.

Appalled by the hero-worship around him, Geary is nevertheless a man who will do his duty. And he knows that bringing the stolen Syndic hypernet key safely home is the Alliance's one chance to win the war. But to do that, Geary will have to live up to the impossibly heroic "Black Jack" legend...


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    I, Row-Boat

      Cory Doctorow
I, Row-Boat

"I, Row-Boat" is a riff on the Hugo-nominated story I, Robot, and it concerns the theological wars between an Asimov-cultist AI boat and an uplifted coral-reef.

The reef made a tremendous grinding noise. "Yaah!" it said. "Get lost. Sovereign territory!"

"All those fish," the woman said. Robbie had to stop himself from thinking of her as Janet. She was whomever was riding her now.

"Parrotfish," Robbie said. "They eat coral. I don't think they taste very good."

The woman hugged herself. "Are you sentient?" she asked.

"Yes," Robbie said. "And at your service, Asimov be blessed." His cameras spotted her eyes rolling, and that stung. He tried to keep his thoughts pious, though. The point of Asimovism wasn't to inspire gratitude in humans, it was to give purpose to the long, long life.


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    Snakes' Nest

      Spencer Cook
Snakes' Nest

Fan fiction based in the universe of Elite.Kira has built up a reputation as a transporter and escort. She takes on a contract to work her way into a pirates nest. However her audacity, skill and ability enable her to make rapid progress within the pirate ranks. Does she complete her contract, or turn coat and stay within the ranks. Only time will tell.

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    Sunset on Mars and Other Stories

      Laura E. Bradford
Sunset on Mars and Other Stories

A collection of four sci-fi flash fiction stories: two lovers are separated by distance and a sunset; a dentist is undeterred by a zombie invasion; two high school students discover a secret about the zombies; and a captain and a robot are lost in space.Updated May 7, 2012 with a new story.From the author of Flyday, Sunset on Mars is a collection of four sci-fi flash fiction stories: two lovers are separated by distance and a sunset; a dentist is undeterred by a zombie invasion; two high school students discover a terrible secret about the zombies; and a captain and a robot are lost in space.

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    Serpent's Reach

      C. J. Cherryh
Serpent's Reach

Within the Constellation of the Serpent, out of bounds to all spacefarers, humans live among the insect-like aliens--and one of them, a woman named Raen, is bent on a revenge that will tear apart the truce between human and alien. "Brisk pacing . . . and genuinely brilliant world-building".--ALA Booklist.


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    Caxton's Book: A Collection of Essays, Poems, Tales, and Sketches.

      W. H. Rhodes
Caxtons Book: A Collection of Essays, Poems, Tales, and Sketches.

Caxton's Book: A Collection of Essays, Poems, Tales, and Sketches. is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by W. H. (William Henry) Rhodes is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of W. H. (William Henry) Rhodes then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.

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    Daughter of Dragons

      Jack Campbell
Daughter of Dragons

The legacy of Mari and Alain blazes ahead in this brand-new sequel to The Pillars of Reality series.
The Great Guilds had conspired for centuries to keep Dematr unchanged. The Mechanics Guild kept secret the technolgy for steam locomotion, rifles, and far-talkers, leaving most people to live in a world of oil lamps, crossbows, and horse cavalry, while the Mages treated all others as if they were nothing — until Master Mechanic Mari, dragon slayer and pirate queen, and Master of Mages Alain raised the army of the new day to free their world.
Kira of Pacta Servanda, the daughter of the two greatest heroes of her world, was six years old the day she stood on a battlement in Dorcastle, kept safe from the nearby crowds by bodyguards as she stared up at a statue of her mother. As the morning sun cast the shadow of Mari's statue over Kira, she realized that she would spend the rest of her life in that shade.
Then the world of Dematr learned that a new kind of ship...


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    The Best of Clifford D. Simak

      Clifford D. Simak
The Best of Clifford D. Simak

A collection of ten stories by Simak that date from 1939 to 1971. It also includes a six-page introduction by Simak, and a three-page bibliography of his science fiction books. The book is edited by Angus Wells.

Contents:
1. A Death in the House
2. Day of Truce
3. Final Gentleman
4. Madness from Mars
5. Shotgun Cure
6. Small Deer
7. Sunspot Purge
8. The Autumn Land
9. The Sitters
10. The Thing in the Stone


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    Joy Ride

      Mark Meadows
Joy Ride

Joy Ride is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by Mark Meadows is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of Mark Meadows then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.

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    Thendara House

      Marion Zimmer Bradley
Thendara House

The cross-currents of two cultures, one male-dominated, one egalitarian, combined with the human problems of two who switched allegiances, brings into focus all the deepest questions of love and marriage, justice and injustice. THENDARA HOUSE is a novel of speculation which has become a classic masterwork on the role of women on any world, past, present, or future.


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