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The New Space Opera

Author : Gardner Dozois
ISBN : 9780060846756
Genre : Fiction
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The brightest names in science fiction pen all-new tales of space and wonder: Kage Baker Stephen Baxter Gregory Benford Tony Daniel Greg Egan Peter F. Hamilton Gwyneth Jones James Patrick Kelly Nancy Kress Ken Macleod Paul J. McAuley Ian McDonald Robert Reed Alastair Reynolds Mary Rosenblum Robert Silverberg Dan Simmons Walter Jon Williams
Category: Fiction

Science Fiction New Space Opera And Neoliberal Globalism

Author : Jerome Winter
ISBN : 9781783169450
Genre : Literary Criticism
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One of the few points critics and readers can agree upon when discussing the fiction popularly known as New Space Opera – a recent subgenre movement of science fiction – is its canny engagement with contemporary cultural politics in the age of globalisation. This book avers that the complex political allegories of New Space Opera respond to the recent cultural phenomenon known as neoliberalism, which entails the championing of the deregulation and privatisation of social services and programmes in the service of global free-market expansion. Providing close readings of the evolving New Space Opera canon and cultural histories and theoretical contexts of neoliberalism as a regnant ideology of our times, this book conceptualises a means to appreciate this thriving movement of popular literature.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Space Opera Renaissance

Author : Kathryn Cramer
ISBN : 9781466808256
Genre : Fiction
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"Space opera", once a derisive term for cheap pulp adventure, has come to mean something more in modern SF: compelling adventure stories told against a broad canvas, and written to the highest level of skill. Indeed, it can be argued that the "new space opera" is one of the defining streams of modern SF. Now, World Fantasy Award-winning anthologists David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer have compiled a definitive overview of this subgenre, both as it was in the days of the pulp magazines, and as it has become in 2005. Included are major works from genre progenitors like Jack Williamson and Leigh Brackett, stylish midcentury voices like Cordwainer Smith and Samuel R. Delany, popular favorites like David Drake, Lois McMaster Bujold, and Ursula K. Le Guin, and modern-day pioneers such as Iain M. Banks, Steven Baxter, Scott Westerfeld, and Charles Stross. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction

A Planet Too Far

Author : David Adams
ISBN : 1386787272
Genre : Short stories, American
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"Each of these short stories is a gem." "I absolutely loved this book." "You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly fantastic this space opera anthology is!" On the heels of the bestselling DARK BEYOND THE STARS anthology comes another collection of spectacular tales by eleven authors both well-known and brand new. Space opera. Big, sprawling sci-fi stories that encompass strange new worlds, alien life forms, and deep space battles. You'll find all of that here.In the series so far: DARK BEYOND THE STARS ; BEYOND THE STARS: A Planet Too Far ; BEYOND THE STARS: At Galaxy's Edge ; BEYOND THE STARS: New Worlds, New Suns. Best of BEYOND THE STARS (April 2018)
Category: Short stories, American

The 1990s The New Space Opera

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ISBN : OCLC:1181887115
Genre : Education, Primary
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Space operas--mega-adventures that span galaxies and many pages--introduce complex and layered narratives with complicated characters who are often not immediately likeable. Professor Wolfe traces the components that comprise a space opera, differentiating it from a regular series. Consider how these new space operas relate to--and differ from--classic space operas, and see how modern television and movies have captured mainstream success with the concept.
Category: Education, Primary

Speculations On Speculation

Author : James E. Gunn
ISBN : 081084902X
Genre : Fiction
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Science fiction is a field of literature that has great interest and great controversy among its writers and critics. This book examines the roots, history, development, current status, and future directions of the field through articles contributed by well-respected science fiction writers, teachers, and critics. The articles 'speculate' on what is science fiction, is science fiction serious literature, which writers are considered good science fiction writers, and where the genre of science fiction is headed with 21st-century writers. Contributors include Brian W. Aldiss, Kathryn Cramer, Samuel R. Delany, David G. Hartwell, Ursula K. Le Guin, Barry N. Malzberg, Darko Suvin, Michael Swanwick, and many other outstanding authors. Examining all genres and subgenres of science fiction writing, this book provides differing viewpoints on science fiction, making it a great basis for dynamic classroom discussions.
Category: Fiction

Grand Space Opera

Author : Leonard Teo
ISBN : 9781921002106
Genre : Art
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Grand Space Opera is the second title in the CG Challenge series. The book features the artwork and techniques of winning artists and finalists in the online CG Challenges organized by The book also features an epic gallery of over 50 notable entries.
Category: Art

Space And Beyond

Author : Gary Westfahl
ISBN : 0313308462
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Although the exploration of space has long preoccupied authors and filmmakers, the development of an actual space program, discoveries about the true nature of space, and critical reconsiderations of America's frontier experiences have challenged and complicated conventional portrayals of humans in space. This volume reexamines the themes of space and the frontier in science fiction in light of recent scientific and literary developments. Included are the observations of noted science fiction writers such as Arthur C. Clarke, Gregory Benford, James Gunn, and Jack Williamson, along with contributions from leading scholars in the field.
Category: Literary Criticism

Zima Blue

Author : Alastair Reynolds
ISBN : 9780575086104
Genre : Fiction
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A fabulous collection spanning the galaxies and career of SF superstar Alastair Reynolds Reynolds' pursuit of truth is not limited to wide-angle star smashing - not that stars don't get pulverised when one character is gifted (or cursed) with an awful weapon by the legendary Merlin. Reynolds' protagonists find themselves in situations of betrayal, whether by a loved one's accidental death, as in 'Signal to Noise', or by a trusted wartime authority, in 'Spirey and the Queen'. His fertile imagination can resurrect Elton John on Mars in 'Understanding Space and Time' or make prophets of the human condition out of pool-cleaning robots in the title story. But overall, the stories in ZIMA BLUE represent a more optimistic take on humanity's future, a view that says there may be wars, there may be catastrophes and cosmic errors, but something human will still survive.
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Space Opera

Author : Jack Vance
ISBN : 9780575109582
Genre : Fiction
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A space opera is what science fiction readers call an adventure in outer space and on alien planets. But a space opera could also be an opera, a musical work, that originated in outer space... Jack Vance's unique novel SPACE OPERA fits both definitions marvelously! Because it starts with the mysterious opera company from the equally mysterious planet Rlaru that arrives on Earth to astonish and infuriate music-lovers - and then disappears without trace! And when Roger Wool's wealthy aunt determined to reciprocate by bringing an Earthly operatic team into space and to the unknown world Rlaru, there unwinds a complex and surprising space opera of the first kind ...filled with enigmatic aliens, weird worlds, and all the special color and cunning that is the hallmark of the best Jack Vance.
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The Space Opera Megapack

Author : John W. Campbell
ISBN : 9781479408979
Genre : Fiction
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The Space Opera Megapack collects 20 classic and modern stories, ranging from galaxy-spanning epics by E.E. "Doc" Smith and John W. Campbell, Jr. to modern interpretations by Jay Lake, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Tim Sullivan, and more! Included are: BREATH'S DUTY, by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller SPAWN OF JUPITER, by E. C. Tubb KILLER ADVICE, by Kristine Kathryn Rusch THE WORLD WITH A THOUSAND MOONS by Edmond Hamilton THE SKYLARK OF SPACE, by E.E. “Doc” Smith DEADLINE IN SPACE, by John Russell Fearn PLANETESIMAL DAWN, by Tim Sullivan THE WEIGHT OF HISTORY, THE LIGHTNESS OF THE FUTURE, by Jay Lake BIG PILL, by Raymond Z. Gallun WHERE ARE YOU, MR. BIGGS?, by Nelson S. Bond THE SKY TRAP, by Frank Belknap Long CHANGE OF COMMAND, by Jean Lorrah TULAN, by C.C. MacApp THE BLACK STAR PASSES, by John W. Campbell, Jr. THE GALAXY PRIMES, by E.E. “Doc” Smith TARRANO THE CONQUEROR, by Ray Cummings THE SARGASSO OF SPACE, by Edmond Hamilton SALVAGE IN SPACE, by Jack Williamson THE ULTIMATE WEAPON, by John W. Campbell, Jr. INVADERS FROM THE OUTER SUNS, by Frank Belknap Long, Jr. And if you enjoy this volume, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see all the other entries in this great series, covering science fiction, fantasy, horror, mysteries, westerns, classics -- and much, much more!
Category: Fiction

The Good New Stuff

Author : Gardner Dozois
ISBN : 0312264569
Genre : Fiction
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Once the mainstay of science fiction, adventure stories fell out of favor during the 1960s and early 1970s. But in recent years, science fiction writers have spun out galaxy-spanning adventures as imaginative and wonderful as any of yesteryear's tales. Renowned editor Gardner Dozois assembles seventeen such escapades here, with stories from today's and tomorrow's finest writers, including: Stephen Baxter, Tony Daniel, R. Garcia y Robertson, Peter F. Hamilton, Janet Kagan, George R. R. Martin, Paul J. McAuley, Maureen F. McHugh. G. David Nordley, Robert Reed, Mary Rosenblum, Bruce Sterling, Michael Swanwick, George Turner, John Varley, Vernor Vinge, Walter Jon Williams These stories brim with the exciting thrills our universe offers us-- alien landscapes, unimagined realms, life unlike any we have known before, and that mysterious realm known as the human soul. The Good New Stuff shows that they really do still write 'em like that!
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Final Frontier

Author : John Hamilton
ISBN : 9781617843532
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Introduces young readers to the world of science fiction.
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Awakening Fun Sci Fi Alien Contact

Author : Donald Swan
ISBN : 9781490526393
Genre : Fiction
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "An action-packed, fun and intelligent adventure into the unknown." - Enemy activity had fallen into an eerie calm, but everyone felt the coming storm—a terrible storm, poised to unleash its fury upon the galaxy. It seemed as though the entire universe was holding its breath. Waiting. Whether waiting for the salvation of mankind or its demise was yet unclear. He set out to prove a theory. Now he’s racing to save the galaxy from his mistake. Along with his newly found, rag-tag band of alien friends, Nick Bannon battles to keep his devastating technology out of the hands of the biomechanoid race known as the Mok’tu. Nick is flung to a distant world when his hyperspace experiment goes awry. Technology can always be used for good or evil and now his peaceful experiment could become a horrific weapon of a malicious alien race. Every species in the galaxy is in danger of total annihilation and it may take one man’s greatest sacrifice to stop it. Full 86,000 word space opera novel! Official Website: Sci-fi, Space Opera, Nanites, Hyperspace, Aliens, First Contact, Action, Adventure, Fun, Series, scifi, robot, mechanoid, prophecy, queen, battle, stargate, red shirts, takei, battle ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I found "The Hyperspace Project" to be an immensely enjoyable read. I kept picturing Harrison Ford, but with the Indiana Jones personality, but in a Blade Runner world as Nick Bannon. The pacing was great, Swan did an awesome job giving just enough desription of the new technology and alien races without dragging the story into a grinding halt. The story had a feel good sense that I got from watching "Guardians of the Galaxy" - where you get to know the characters to the point where you actually want to meet themand have a few drinks at a dive bar to hear more stories. The dialogue and writing were top notch - and it was clear that this story was thought out before Swan committed it to paper. With all of the rehashes (really - can we do a Spiderman reboot just one more time please.....) it is nice to meet some new characters in a new adventure - and it doesn't have to end here, since Swan already has book two on the shelves. Highly recommend this book for lovers of sci fi!!!" - Nathan Merceron ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "5 star sci-fi adventure - this book is FUN. The start of a new series, Book 1 : Awakenings does not disappoint. It has all the elements I desire in a good space adventure story - a reluctant hero fumbling his/her way through new alien space, interesting and unique aliens, exciting twists and turns, a good overall plot and a whole lot of fun. I am right on board the Hyperspace wagon, eagerly awaiting book 2, which means book 1 gets the OMGMOAR 5 star award from Tracing The Stars." ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "A lost Queen. An ancient prophecy. Worlds caught in an interstellar war between two malevolent alien races. Hyperspace, Nanites, Biomechanoids with a mysterious past. The Hyperspace Project is non-stop action and lots of fun." -John S. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "I really enjoyed this book. There is a lot of action, but it's well balanced. If you like Star Trek or shows like Stargate, then I think you'll like this book. Fun characters and a story that flows well. Some good futuristic science too. (Nanites, hyperspace, gadgets etc.) I only wish that the second book was already available. There is also an interesting extra chapter that can be unlocked with clues from the book. That added an extra bit of fun to it as well." -Sara, --------------------------------------------------------------- Excerpt: Karg woke to the sound of explosions rocking the ship. "Karg! Get to Bay One, we're about to have company!" Arya's voice demanded over his com-badge. Karg fell out of bed onto his knees. The rumble of multiple blasts to the hull rang through his room. "What...what's going on? Arya?" "Karg! Get your arsk to Bay One! Now!" The sounds of explosions on the bridge almost drowned out Arya's voice. "Raiders!" "Frek!" Karg grumbled. He flew out of the door into the corridor, driving a passing Meth into the wall as they collided. The Meth crewmember stumbled to his feet in his cumbersome environmental suit and continued on his way. Karg was too distracted to apologize. He hopped down the hallway attempting to get a foot into his boot and still shaking off his grogginess. He finally got his feet stuffed into his boots before rounding the corner into Bay One. The fury of plasma blasts hitting the hull reverberated through the hangar like a giant drum. "I'm in Bay One. What the hetek is going on out there?" Karg waited for what seemed like forever for an answer. The silence on the com had him worried. Finally, Arya replied. "Raiders. Everywhere. Too small and fast. Can't get a clear shot. Can't outrun them." Suddenly Karg's com-badge screeched and whined. Then a strange voice broke in. "Captain of the Ashok, surrender and I may let your crew live." Karg waited tensely through the long pause. Arya didn't appear to be responding to the raider's demands. "Let me talk to Arnon," the voice demanded. On the bridge, Arya sat tall and straight in the Captain's chair, glaring at the main view screen. An unkempt, scarred face stared back at her. Typical raider scum, in need of a good bath and some manners. At least over the vid-link she was spared from his stench. All her training and time spent watching Argos command the ship had prepared her for this moment. "Raider baskurt. This is Captain Arya of the Ashok. I have been lenient with you so far, but do not try my patience. Perhaps you have heard about how we recently destroyed a Mok'tu Star-Killer. Leave now or suffer the same fate." The commander of the raiders smirked. "Yeah I've heard of you alright. And I've heard about that weapon of yours. A weapon of that power would be worth a lot of credits. Way I hear it, that weapon could probably rip apart a whole planet. The fact that a craft that small can unleash that kind of power has me shakin' in my boots." The commander gave a sarcastic laugh. "The thing is...that weapon may be scary powerful when it's launched, but right now it's sitting safely aboard your ship. Now surrender before I take your ship apart, piece by piece!" Arya's mind raced. They knew about the hyperspace ship, but they thought it was still aboard the Ashok. How could she use that to her advantage? And Arnon? How did they know Arnon? "I've called your bluff, missy," the commander chided. "Time to pay up." "Commander Scumbag," she began, taunting him with insults. "I do not negotiate with raiders and especially not with the likes of you. You have ballusks, I'll give you that. I can't believe you would threaten the ship carrying the biggest, baddest weapon around. What the hetek were you thinking? You're such a patuke. I have nothing more to say to you. You're not even worth the effort of killing. Get out of my way, and I will let you live. And before you go making another brilliant decision in your colorful, yet undoubtedly short career, I ask you, how sure are you that this weapon can't be fired from within the walls of this vessel? Are you willing to bet your life on it?" The commander's reply was long in coming. The smaller raider vessels zipped around the Ashok like betiks on a syrup tree, continuing to fly hit and run maneuvers. The constant plasma blasts were beginning to weaken the Ashok's defenses. Finally the commander's voice broke the silence. "I understand. You have principles. You don't negotiate with raiders. That's one of your principles. But, you see, I don't have any of them principles. Life's much simpler that way. Know what I'm say'n'?" The commander grinned, one gold tooth shining amidst his decaying, food encrusted teeth. "It's a shame that a pretty thing like you is going to have to die, but now you're trying my patience!" Sirok sent a message to Arya's console with his wireless neural interface. The raiders had made it through the Ashok's collapsing shields and had blown off the outer door to Bay One. With the shields failing and the hull breached, there was nothing to stop them from entering the ship. Arya severed communications with the raiders, and the view screen went blank. The time for posturing was over. The raiders in this sector were notoriously dangerous and most likely one of the main reasons so few ever returned from Demented Space. "Sirok, you have the con. Patch everything through to my PDU." Arya held up her personal data unit, a handy, do about anything, reconfigurable on the fly, mobile gadget that she seldom left behind. "Tell Karg I'm headed down there, and get everyone you can to Bay One. We need to stop them from getting into the rest of the ship!" "Aye, Captain." Sirok busily typed on his console. His holo-display showed a diagram of the ship alongside a roster of the crew and their current locations. Arya turned as she entered the transport tube. "Lock down the bridge." The tube doors slid shut with a whoosh, and the tube sped down to the bay level. Sirok broadcasted a message to all hands, ordering them to defend the hangar bay. The bridge grew quiet. The bombardment had ceased. The raiders were now focused on taking the ship. Sirok put a priority-one lockdown in place, sealing off the bridge. Arya would be able to command the ship through her encrypted mobile data unit, but if all else failed, Sirok would have to take over command from the bridge. The protective mucus covering Sirok's body oozed faster. It was a natural bodily function for a Kymirian under stress, a vestige of his ancestry that allowed them to move quickly and replace the antibacterial covering at a more rapid rate. His nerves were beginning to get the best of him, and he could feel it in the thinning mucus running down his face. He knew that even with the bridge locked out the raiders could disable the engines and other systems if they infiltrated the ship. Arya slid to a stop next to Karg in Bay One. The force field in the bay was holding, but through the translucent wall of static, the ominous presence of the raiders was apparent. A boarding party was nearing the field, spreading into several groups. A handful of crewmembers ran into the bay behind Arya. Two Meths, a couple of Arisian ensigns, and Kyrk. Arya frowned. "That's it? That's all of you?" "Hull breach in the aft section," Kyrk responded "Five of the crew were there when it happened. Three didn't make it. The other two are trapped." Arya was all business. "Sket. It will have to do. Take cover. We draw the line here! Do you understand?" "Yes, Sir!" the crew replied in true military fashion. In front of them, the glove of an armored space suit pierced through the force field. "Karg! They're coming through! They must be using a field modulator." Another hand came through the force field, a pistol aimed and at the ready. Plasma blasts ricocheted off the metal crate in front of them as they ducked. "Open fire!" Arya commanded, as she popped up and fired several rounds at the raiders. A barrage of plasma bolts streaked back and forth across the bay. Puffs of smoke rose from the impacting balls of plasma, creating an early morning fog-like haze throughout the bay. ---------------
Category: Fiction

Untitled Space Opera 1

Author : Ken MacLeod
ISBN : 9780356514789
Genre : Fiction
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When a brilliant scientist gets a letter from herself about faster-than-light travel, she doesn't know what to believe. The equations work, but her paper is discredited - and soon the criticism is more than scientific. Exiled by the establishment, she gets an offer to build her starship from an unlikely source. But in the heights of Venus and on a planet of another star, a secret is already being uncovered that will shake humanity to its foundations. Science fiction legend Ken MacLeod begins a new space opera trilogy by imagining humankind on the precipice of discovery - the invention of faster-than-light travel unlocks a universe of new possibilities, and new dangers.
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Space Opera

Author : Frances Dascola-Nichols
ISBN : 1450044778
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A book about the first manned space flight to Mars, the people and the adventure they have. It’s also a story about the loves and lives of the men and women on board the ship and after. Find out what happens to Ness and Obed on their flight to Mars.
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Fire Fight

Author : Chris Ward
ISBN : 9798560449148
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THE FIRST VOLUME IN AN EPIC NEW SPACE OPERA SAGAIn a far corner of the galaxy, the seven systems of the Fire Quarter face a terrible threat from a dangerous warlord.On the fire planet of Abalon 3, evil Raylan Climlee threatens to unleash a wave of destruction in order to take control of the planet's valuable source of trioxyglobin, a dangerous but valuable liquid used for starship fuel. The only person who can stop him is Lianetta Jansen, a disgraced former Galactic Military Policewoman now turned smuggler, who is haunted by a terrible tragedy in her past. Along with her ragtag, wisecracking crew-the one-armed pilot Caladan, and the malfunctioning droid, Harlan5-Lia must confront her own demons, while trying to stop another.

Overload Flux A Scifi Space Opera Novel With Genetic Engineering Adventure And Romance

Author : Carol Van Natta
ISBN : 9780983174196
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When the cure for a deadly disease is stolen, two misfits are all that stands between greed and intergalactic tragedy. Luka Foxe can’t let anyone know about his secret mental abilities. Debilitated by their influence when faced with violence, the brilliant forensic investigator now only takes assignments involving theft. But when he has to hunt down a hijacked vaccine for a galaxy-wide pandemic, the tragic first clue is his best friend’s brutal murder. Nightshift guard Mairwen Morganthur knows she must keep a low profile. The product of illegal genetic alteration, she’s a lethal weapon with no social graces. But when she’s tasked to protect a detective with frightening intuition, she finds herself falling for him even though he could expose her. Racing to recover the cure for a galaxy-wide pandemic, Luka is surprised by his developing feelings for the capable-but-mysterious guard. And Mairwen may have to risk everything by revealing her identity, with deadly mercenaries hot on their tail. Can the unlikely pair survive an interplanetary conspiracy long enough to save lives and find love? Overload Flux is the first novel in the sweeping Central Galactic Concordance space opera series. If you like haunted characters, compelling mysteries, and interstellar romance, then you’ll enjoy Carol Van Natta’s epic tale. Buy Overload Flux to uncover cosmic corruption today! "Overload Flux is a brilliant, suspenseful tale that will keep readers captivated from beginning to end." ~ S.E. Smith, New York Times & USA TODAY Bestselling Author of The Alliance series. - - - - - - - - - - The Central Galactic Concordance series: *-*-* Last Ship Off Polaris-G (Novella) *-*-* Overload Flux (Book 1) *-*-* Minder Rising (Book 2) *-*-* Zero Flux (Novella) *-*-* Pico's Crush (Book 3) *-*-* Pet Trade (Novella) *-*-* Jumper’s Hope (Book 4) *-*-* Cats of War (Novella) *-*-* Spark Transform (Book 5 – coming soon) - - - - - What reviewers are saying about Overload Flux - - - - - "This book offers a lot – fighting action, detective work, humans in space, humans with special abilities, a pharmaceutical conspiracy relevant to our own world, and a romance between two unique individuals. Take away the sci-fi, and you have a romantic suspense novel. But, you wouldn’t want to take the sci-fi away, because it’s well done, fun and makes for a good read." — C. E. Kilgore, award-winning author of The Ghost in the Machine and the Corwint science fiction romance series "Overload Flux is a action-packed , riveting novel. It's got great characters, lots of mystery and intrigue and is definitely well written. I absolutely loved Luka and Mairwen! A must read for sci-fi lovers!" – Ash, Goodreads "Excellent, well written, exciting, insightful. A gem. ... This is actually a mystery, romance, political commentary, genre spanning tale told by a master wordsmith." — Katy M, Davis, CA "Carol Van Natta has written a book that includes action, adventure, mystery, betrayal, space travel, danger, violence, a well written, believable love story and such amazing world building I could picture myself along for the ride. Overload Flux is now one of my favorite books." – Jenster, Georgia, USA ***** Series keywords: science fiction romance, action & adventure, space opera, romance, fantasy, mystery, corporations, pharma, pharmaceutical, detective, private investigator, paranormal, telepathy, genetic engineering, strong female lead, mental talent, mercenaries, exploration, galactic civilization, technology, suspense, thriller, interstellar travel, space battle, SFR, scifi, sci fi
Category: Fiction

The Mammoth Book Of Best New Sf 25

Author : Gardner Dozois
ISBN : 9781780338835
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In this the twenty-fifth edition of his celebrated annual Mammoth Book of Best New SF (its 29th as The Year's Best SF in the United States), award-winning editor Gardner Dozois presents most outstanding pieces of short science fiction from 2011, along with his typically informative notes on each author. Many are the work of award-winning writers, but there are also some surprising newcomers. The collection is prefaced, as ever, by Dozois's Summation of 2011 in SF, a review of the year's highlights in publishing and film - including non-fiction, media and awards - obituaries and an insightful look at emerging trends. Includes stories from bestselling writers: Damien Broderick, Paul McAuley, Ian R. MacLeod, Catherynne M. Valente, Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Michael Swanwick, Yoon Ha Lee and many more. Praise for previous editions: Quantity as well as quality . . . every piece is a treasure. The Times. For more than a quarter century, Gardner Dozois's Mammoth Book of Best New SF has defined the field. It is the most important anthology, not only annually, but overall. Charles N. Brown, publsiher of Locus Magazine. New authors rub shoulders with old hands, and strong work from relative novices Hannu Rajaniemi and Lavie Tidhar suggest that SF's future is as bright as ever. Financial Times.
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Solid State Shadow Omnibus Science Fiction Space Opera Adventure Inspired By Mass Effect Star Wars Judge Dredd Blade Runner

Author : Alexei Cyren
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Solid State Sigma Series — Solid State Shadow Volumes One to Three Volume One — “Night Harbour” Ariel Blake is a Siren agent out for revenge against her mother’s killers and one of the government’s most merciless operatives. She is charged with investigating a high profile, armed robbery of a Shiro Express courier. The trail leads to the ruthless genius Gilead Hightower and the Black Phoenix, the terrorists responsible for her mom’s death. Both are after a black ops government project so secret no one, not even the government itself, even realized it existed… until now. She has to stop the Black Phoenix from getting powerful new technology but she has to find it first. Only Gilead Hightower has the answers and he isn’t talking. Rake Ashcor, one of the deadliest assassins in the star system with over a thousand kills to his name, has been hired by the Phoenix to get the technology and silence Gilead for good. When Ariel’s friends get trapped in a virtual world that can kill, she has a tough choice to make: is finding the location of the black ops project worth her life and the lives of her friends or will she let the Black Phoenix get what they want? If Rake and the Phoenix succeed, the System Alliance could be torn apart. How far will she go for vengeance? Volume Two — “Gilead’s Gambit” Ariel Blake is one of the top Siren agents of the System Alliance who is driven by one thing: revenge. She discovers the Black Phoenix terrorists are after her childhood friend, Eve Lang when they attack the mall in their home town. Worse still, Eve is not all she appears to be and Ariel must wrestle with her transformation into something that is no longer… human. That doesn’t stop her from putting Eve’s safety as priority number one and keeping her out of Phoenix hands. Rake Ashcor, the assassin who nearly killed her at Night Harbour is also gunning for Eve. If Rake gets her, the Black Phoenix may obtain the key to using the Solid State Shadow technology. Something Ariel fears more than anything. Volume Three — “Trinity Tower” Ariel Blake must rescue childhood friend Eve Lang from Gilead Hightower. The team tracks the genius down and find themselves caught up in a chaotic firefight while trying to rescue her. The situation gets worse when Aminon, a mysterious shadow organization tries to silence Eve at the same time… for things she can’t even remember. Finding Eve and Gilead isn’t Ariel’s only challenge. The ruthless Phoenix have planned something big. It will be the opening act of a new chapter in history. Assassin Rake Ashcor strikes a deal with Gilead for Eve and if he gets her, nothing will stop the Black Phoenix from killing millions in a few short hours. Guaranteed.
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