The Ruby Dice (Saga of the Skolian Empire)

By Catherine Asaro

Males, empires. Jaibriol governed the Eubian harmony: over trillion humans throughout greater than one thousand worlds and habitats. Kelric governed the Skolian Imperialate. battle had come before-and it will possibly get back, devastating enormous swathes of the galaxy. Neither Jaibriol nor Kelric sought after battle, yet neither used to be entire grasp of his realm. and every concealed a mystery that, if published, will be his downfall. Jaibriol was once a mystery psion, with telepathic talents, and to be a psion within the Eubian harmony was once to be a contemptible slave, ultimately to be tortured for the excitement of the slave's proprietor. Kelric, years in the past, had disappeared for almost decades.He have been a prisoner and slave in the world Coban, a part of neither empire, till he had controlled to flee. And if the Skolian Imperialate knew of his captivity, there will be calls for for vengeance, ravaging Coban-and killing the spouse and kids Kelric had left at the back of while he escaped. Neither guy knew how for much longer he may hold his secret-nor how for much longer they can carry again the specter of a battle that may incinerate hundreds of thousands of inhabited worlds.

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Victorious (The Lost Fleet)

By Jack Campbell

The misplaced Fleet: Relentless came across its manner onto the New York Times bestseller list...

Now Victorious leads the cost again-and "Black Jack" Geary is in command...

As warfare keeps to rage among the Alliance and Syndicate Worlds, Captain "Black Jack" Geary is promoted to admiral-even notwithstanding the ruling council fears he may perhaps degree an army coup. His new rank supplies him the authority to barter with the Syndics, who've suffered large losses and will eventually be keen to finish the struggle. yet a fair better alien risk lurks at the some distance aspect of the Syndic occupied area.

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Schule der Mutanten (Perry Rhodan NEO 5)

Das Jahr 2036: Seit ihrer Landung mit dem Raumschiff STARDUST sitzen Perry Rhodan und sein Freund Reginald Bull in der Wüste Gobi fest. Die beiden Astronauten werden durch eine Energiekuppel vor den Angriffen der chinesischen Armee geschützt. Aber langfristig scheinen die Belagerten keine probability zu haben.

Perry Rhodan hält an seiner imaginative and prescient fest: Er will die Menschheit einigen, und er will den drohenden Weltkrieg verhindern. Nach wie vor hofft er darauf, die Technik der Arkoniden übernehmen zu können, die auf dem Mond gestrandet sind. Doch der einzige Arkonide, der sich auf der Erde aufhält, ist schwerkrank - und er sitzt in Äthiopien fest. In dieser Zeit formieren sich auf der ganzen Welt Menschen mit besonderen Fähigkeiten, die sogenannten Mutanten. Einige von ihnen wollen Perry Rhodan unterstützen, andere haben sich einer anderen Gruppe angeschlossen. Dort werden sie ausgebildet - für einen tödlichen Konflikt, den sie noch nicht durchschauen können...

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Helliconia Summer (The Helliconia Trilogy)

Winner of 2 Hugo Awards and one Nebula Award, and named a Grand grasp by means of the technological know-how Fiction Writers of the US, Brian W. Aldiss has, for greater than fifty years, endured to problem readers’ minds with literate, thought‑provoking, and artistic fiction.

A handful of centuries on, Helliconia is as regards to the bigger superstar in its binary procedure, and the Phagors were pushed into exile, yet conflicting religions and hostility to technological know-how continue human civilization fragmented and continuously scuffling with wars over petty energy and fertile land as an endemic devastates populations. even if, every little thing adjustments whilst a mystery customer from the observer satellite tv for pc from Earth accepts a sluggish dying to be able to stopover at the planet and spend his time within the solar and open air.

 

More than thirty years after the unique e-book of Helliconia Spring, the 1st quantity of the Helliconia Trilogy, the sequence is newly to be had, now with a map, an afterword, and an advent by means of the author.

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Hilldiggers: A Novel of the Polity

An fascinating stand-alone novel set in Neal Asher’s Polity universe.

A poor warfare as soon as raged among the 2 rival planets inside of sunlight process. in the course of this cruel clash, one part encountered a weird and wonderful item suspected of being a cosmic superstring. whilst minimize, the thing collapsed into 4 elements, every one came upon to be packed both with alien expertise or a few unknown kind of existence. Pending extra examine, the elements have been quick encased inside of 4 separate garage packing containers, and despatched to a vastly safe house station in orbit.

Sometime later, whereas accomplishing learn on one of many alien entities they now name “the Worm,” a feminine scientist turns into pregnant and thus offers start to quadruplets. She then inexplicably commits suicide by means of jogging at once out into space.

The battle used to be ultimately delivered to an finish by means of use of recent guns coming up because of examine of the computer virus. those have been hired via massive house dreadnoughts nicknamed “hilldiggers,” and their harmful energy created new mountain levels out of the vanquished planet’s terrain. 20 years after the dirt has settled, these 4 highly gifted orphaned quadruplets have grown as much as imagine various levels of energy and impression inside of a postwar society. yet one in all them now turns out decided to realize overall keep an eye on over the lethal hilldiggers, to most likely devastating effect.

An self sufficient novel dependent in Neal Asher’s Polity universe, Hilldiggers is Asher in best shape, with highly particular and complicated world-building, thought-provoking political undertones, and unabashedly excessive action.

Skyhorse Publishing, less than our evening coloration and Talos imprints, is proud to put up a extensive variety of titles for readers drawn to technology fiction (space opera, time trip, difficult SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fable (grimdark, sword and sorcery, modern city myth, steampunk, substitute history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and lots more and plenty extra. whereas now not each name we put up turns into a New York Times bestseller, a countrywide bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we're devoted to publishing caliber books from a various workforce of authors.

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Der schlafende Gott (Perry Rhodan NEO 32)

Eigentlich ist er der einsamste Mensch der gesamten Milchstraße: Dr. Eric Manoli, der als Arzt mit Perry Rhodan zum Mond flog und dort im Sommer 2036 auf die Außerirdischen traf. Jetzt aber muss er sich auf dem fernen Planeten Topsid durchschlagen; er ist dort der einzige Mensch unter Milliarden von intelligenten Echsen. Manoli weiß weder, wie es Perry Rhodan und seinen Gefährten geht, noch hat er eine Ahnung von den Verhältnissen auf der heimatlichen Erde. Sein einziges Ziel struggle zuletzt, die Wirren eines verheerenden Bürgerkrieges zu überstehen. Doch all seine Fluchtbemühungen waren vergebens; er wird Gefangener des regierenden Despoten.

Mit einigen Dutzend Arkoniden vegetiert er in einer artwork "Reality-Show" dahin, bei der er Tag und Nacht von unsichtbaren Kameras beobachtet wird. Manoli findet heraus, dass ein interstellarer Konflikt zwischen den echsenartigen Topsidern und den menschenartigen Arkoniden droht - wenn er selbst überleben will, muss er aus der Gefangenschaft fliehen...

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Der Geist des Mars (Perry Rhodan NEO 84)

Im Dezember 2037 steht die Erde weiter unter der Herrschaft des Großen Imperiums. Immer mehr Menschen schließen sich rund um den Globus dem Widerstand gegen die Besatzer an. Währenddessen nehmen die Mutanten ihren ganz eigenen Kampf auf: Sie suchen die Verursacher der Genesis-Krise. Dieser gezielte Angriff auf die Erbanlagen der paranormal begabten Menschen hatte Dutzende der Mutanten das Leben gekostet und viele von ihnen ihrer außergewöhnlichen Gaben beraubt. Mittlerweile glauben die Mutanten ihre Angreifer zu kennen: Die mysteriösen Goldenen. Womöglich steckt deren Anführer Pranav Ketar persönlich dahinter. Die Mutanten vermuten den Mars als den Ort, an dem sie sich an seine Fährte heften können. Doch der Rote Planet wird von den Arkoniden für ihre eigenen Zwecke benutzt...

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Hypérion 2 (Les Cantos d’Hypérion, Livre 1)

By Dan Simmons

Hypérion est un roman de science-fiction appartenant au style house opera, écrit par Dan Simmons en 1989 et publié en France en 1991. Ce roman est le greatest quantity d'un cycle composé de quatre livres : Hypérion, los angeles Chute d'Hypérion (1990), Endymion (1995) et L'Éveil d'Endymion (1997), complétés par deux nouvelles : Les orphelins de l’hélice et l. a. mort du centaure.

Hypérion et l. a. Chute d'Hypérion forment le récit intitulé Les Cantos d'Hypérion, tandis que Endymion et L'Éveil d'Endymion en constituent l. a. suite, intitulée Les Voyages d'Endymion. L'ensemble du cycle est considéré par certains comme une des œuvres majeures de l. a. science-fiction, étant donné l'originalité de l'histoire, los angeles complexité de l'univers, l. a. psychologie raffinée des personnages, et les questions cruciales qui sont abordées.

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Four Hundred Billion Stars (Stars, Book 1)

By Paul J. McAuley

Dorothy Yoshida is a telepath, and a very relatively sturdy one at that. She's additionally a scientist, and while a small planet starts off to occur a few strange symptoms she is shipped to enquire. The planet is greater than it kind of feels, and on additional research the scientists start to suspect it's been artificially altered. yet regardless of their suspicions the single existence they could realize is at the floor, none of which has complex some distance above the extent of animals. And regardless of the hopes of mankind to discover anything with the intention to aid them in a burgeoning conflict opposed to different species, there appears to be like not anything there to assist them. With Dorothy's arrival, notwithstanding, they're in for a few unbelievable discoveries.

Originally released in 1988 by way of Gollancz.

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Artemis

By Philip Palmer

Artemis McIvor is a thief, a con-artist, and a stone chilly killer. And she's been on a crime-spree for, good, for years. The galactic govt has collapsed and the universe was once hers for the taking.

But while the police officers eventually meet up with her, they provide Artemis a call. undergo in criminal for the remainder of her very lengthy lifestyles, or subscribe to a group of criminals, murderers, and traitors on a determined undertaking to avoid wasting humanity opposed to an all-consuming threat.

Now, Artemis has to determine how you can be an outstanding man with no forgetting who she quite is.

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