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Martian Empires

Author : Mike Lewis
ISBN : 0955568609
Genre : War games
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Cvc Veri A Guide To The Epic Of The Martian Empire

Author : Lee Streiff
ISBN : 9781456611903
Genre : Fiction
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Introduction By Lee Streiff "In 1937 James Streiff and Bob Parks created 'the Epic of the Martian Empire'; in 1942 Paul Carter added his vision of the Cosmic Vortex to it, and the Universe was never the same again..." Lee Streiff Once we lived in the world of the Martian Empire, but that now seems like a long time ago - it all began in those last remaining years before World War II changed our consciousnesses forever. It was an ephemeral, still time; a quiet space in which we could dream about the future without the burden of its consequences: ghastly war - genocide - the atomic bomb. It was in 1937... and my brother James was 13, and in the eighth grade at Robinson Junior High School in Wichita, Kansas. And in James's mind he was fashioning a cosmic empire filled with strange and wonderful creatures and races - in which a stalwart group of Exiles from the planet Mars were the chief actors and heroes. This Empire, the Martian Empire, eventually spread over most of the known Universe before it finally faded away in 1948'. During the eleven years it flourished however, the Martian Epic became very elaborate - covering some 15 billion years of Martian history - and Martian technology, manners and morals, art, music, religion, language and literature. And it generated a narrative Epic that encompassed many galaxies. Although a number of people became involved in this epic - Bob Parks, John Roth, Robert Frickel, Charles Goodrum, and Robert Arnold, among others - it was first and foremost the vision of James, who worked out and brought together the maps, timelines, the celestial spaces, the customs, and the characters that made up the Martian Empire in all its diverse grandeur. In early 1937 I was only four years old - and so it was that most of my childhood and youth were somehow surrounded or suffused with the images and tales of the Epic. However it was not until I reached the age of eleven that I became the brief inheritor of, and participant in the affairs of the Epic itself. It was during World War II in 1943. that I first took over the job of running the business of the Martian Empire while all of its members were away from Wichita, in the Army, Navy, and Air Force. Knowing that he would soon be drafted, James began grooming me for the task early in that year. He reported for active Military duty on June 3, 1943, and that changed the course of my daily life. I was now on my own, with a heavy responsibility, I published The Martian News Letter, the official journal of the group, using carbon paper - and a bit later a hectograph; published, The Order of Shultz, which circulated the business of the inner circle; reorganized The Files; answered correspondence among the far flung Martians scattered around the globe; and did research for a number of topics for James, using my contacts in the world of Science Fiction Fandom. When James returned from active service in February of 1946, my task had been completed, and in any case, my interests were largely turning in other directions. By 1947, in my sophomore year at East High School, I was even leaving Science Fiction itself behind and was now involved in art and literature. But then that is another story. In the Following seven Chapters, Lee Streiff describes in his "Guide to the Epic of the Martian Empire" of how the tales and creation of the Epic... all came about.
Category: Fiction

The Martian General S Daughter

Author : Theodore Judson
ISBN : 9781591028307
Genre : Fiction
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Welcome to the End of Empire. Set over two hundred years from now, in a world very much like Imperial Rome, this is the story of General Peter Black, the last decent man, as told through the eyes of his devoted (and illegitimate) daughter, Justa. Raised on battlefields, more comfortable in the company of hard men of war than with women or other children, Justa must keep the truth of her birth hidden. Her father regards her as an embarrassment, a reminder of his one and only indiscretion. Yet she is a remarkable woman, one whose keen mind wins her an education at the feet of Emperor Mathias the Glistening himself. All his life, General Black served the noble emperor, and, out of loyalty to the father, continues to serve his son after Mathias's death, even as the son's reign degenerates into an insane tyranny worthy of Nero or Caligula. As the rule of the empire passes from father to son with disastrous results, a strange metal plague begins slowly destroying the empire's technology, plunging the realm into chaos and the world into war. Amid the destruction and upheaval, General Black must decide whether to turn his back on the men and institutions who never loved him nearly as much as he did them, or whether to save his most trusted ally and adviser, his best friend and only real family. The Martian General's Daughter is a gripping tale of a world at war; of cunning strategies and vile politics; of bravery, foolishness, and excess. It is at once a stirring military adventure, a cautionary tale of repeating history, a cutting satire, and a heartbreaking examination of the joys and pain inherent in the love between a father and child. Judson's previous novel was selected in multiple best-of-the-year lists. With The Martian General's Daughter, he offers another must-read epic destined to take its place in the canon of science fiction, and sure to appeal to readers of everything from Orson Scott Card to Walter M. Miller, Jr.
Category: Fiction

The Empire Strikes Out

Author : William B. Fischer
ISBN : 0879722584
Genre : Literary Criticism
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German science fiction offers a most interesting contribution to the history and criticism of science fiction. William B. Fischer examines two writers, Kurd Lasswitz and Hans Dominik. He concludes that German science fiction is in distinct contrast to the “normative” tradition of modern Anglo-American science fiction and to many other literary traditions as well. His book demonstrates vividly the social relevance and enduring cultural vitality of science fiction.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Whisper Of Ashes The Lost Martian Empire

Author : paul goodwin
ISBN : 1692105116
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Days after returning to Earth following an ultra top secret manned mission to Mars to investigate a strange object that been discovered, the retired commander of the mission received a parcel in the post containing a tatty old hand written journal and a message instructing him to read it. The journal was seemingly a diary telling of an ancient crash landing on Earth many thousands of years ago by people from Mars...

I The Martian

Author : Dana George Dunsieth
ISBN : 9781450066341
Genre : Fiction
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Sixty years in the future, the planet Mars is, for the most part, ruled by a powerful supercomputer network called the Instrumentality. The Instrumentality knows no fear. However, it will know fear because the Quakers are coming! The Quakers are coming! The future is elusive. Nevertheless, this book is based on the real numbers whose pattern has been set over the last hundred and twenty in science and technology. So the future depicted here is a very real possibility. The Religious Society of Friends (aka Quakers) was founded in the seventeenth century; however, its ideas are very easily applied to the twenty-first century.
Category: Fiction

The Glory Of The Empire

Author : Jean D'Ormesson
ISBN : 9781590179666
Genre : Fiction
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The Glory of the Empire is the rich and absorbing history of an extraordinary empire, at one point a rival to Rome. Rulers such as Basil the Great of Onessa, who founded the Empire but whose treacherous ways made him a byword for infamy, and the romantic Alexis the bastard, who dallied in the fleshpots of Egypt, studied Taoism and Buddhism, returned to save the Empire from civil war, and then retired “to learn to die,” come alive in The Glory of the Empire, along with generals, politicians, prophets, scoundrels, and others. Jean d’Ormesson also goes into the daily life of the Empire, its popular customs, and its contribution to the arts and the sciences, which, as he demonstrates, exercised an influence on the world as a whole, from the East to the West, and whose repercussions are still felt today. But it is all fiction, a thought experiment worthy of Jorge Luis Borges, and in the end The Glory of the Empire emerges as a great shimmering mirage, filling us with wonder even as it makes us wonder at the fugitive nature of power and the meaning of history itself.
Category: Fiction

Life Is Funny Earth To Invading Martian Empire We Moved

Author : Kathryn Maloney
ISBN : 1796352527
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Life is funny. Earth to invading Martian Empire. We Moved. This is a unique novelty journal / notebook gift for the radio enthusiast, ham radio user, teachers, students, astrophysics, mathematicians and those exploring the universe for life! Don't forget your sci-fi fans! **Please look inside before you complete your purchase. (I think you will like it!)** HIGHLIGHTS: The comical journal / notebook has wide ruled dotted lines. Composition Size! Perfect present for Aliens, Extraterrestrials, Martians, science fiction fans, outer space explorers, and regular students. Composition Size! Imaginatively designed glossy softbound cover. (Yes, the author thinks she is funny). Ham radio operator image in the public domain from the Library of Congress. Perfect size for doodling, cosmic brainstorming, invasion plans, prepper list, to-do lists, and more. Did I mention it is so unique, that even the person that has everything sci-fi won't have this? p>Look at all of my Life is funny. notebooks! Click on my name (Kathryn Maloney) to see more notebooks, workbooks, journals, sketchbooks, dairies, log books and more! There is sure to be something for everyone!

Martian Legacy

Author : Fred Lane
ISBN : 9781440191077
Genre : Fiction
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It's the third decade of the twenty-first century and man has finally landed on Mars. Air Force Pilot Lt. Col. Harold T. Kane has led an expedition to the red planet, but, as Martian Legacy opens, he is upside down in a rover trapped in a Martian crater, cursing himself for ruining this historic event. Harry manages to right the rover and carry on with his mission, and, eventually, he and his fellow crew member, Dr. Karen Hansen, collect enough samples and return to Earth. Once there, they first are carefully cleaned with the latest anti-microbial procedures, then hailed and feted as the heroes of the moment. They leave behind a second crew of two on Mars that continues the explorations, looking for extinct creatures, and, hopefully, an ancient civilization. But, what has Harry's Crew #1 brought back? In this engaging story of the near future, present day fears are examined and a contemporary doomsday scenario plays out with surprising results. The reader is expertly led down many scientific byways, while at the same time being drawn along by the appealing human story. Martian Legacy combines our best hopes and worst fears as they are played out together.
Category: Fiction