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Discarded Faces
Fifth Earth, a colony planet cut off from the mother planet, drags itself up from environmental disaster to a 21st century level--complete with all the problems of crime, gangs, and drugs.
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Dinosaur Park
"Dinosaur Park" is a loving homage to the works of Jack Vance.Thousands of years from now, the human race has expanded throughout the galaxy, colonizing millions of worlds and creating myriads of bizarre new religious cults and sects. One of these worlds is Stohlson's Redemption, where the human settlers raise dinosaurs for their religious ceremonies.When the ten-year-old Kerryl Ryson creates an unseemly incident that upsets a visiting Important Person, his father is fed to a dinosaur--as an obj... more info>>
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The Frontier Rebellion
The Freedom Alliance consists of twenty frontier planets which revolt against the tyranny of the corporation-controlled Earth but above all against their corporate masters that control almost every facet of life on their planets. The surprise revolt succeeds at first but then the Earth Navy comes back, bringing enough warships and corporation army troops to subdue the rebels, they think. Unfortunately for them they have never come up against people like Maria Santos, Calvin Helos, General Juanit... more info>>
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Shedding Light
A combination of faster-than-light travel and an energy field telescope made it possible: outrun the light leaving the Earth and gaze back in time. For US Navy Commander Jack Roberts, it is the opportunity of a lifetime. Chosen as a last minute replacement, all he has to do is get the ship and its crew home in one piece and a promising career in space travel is his for the taking. But when the expedition is plagued with inexplicable and unlikely failures, the captain and crew suspect sabotage. T... more info>>
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The Star Beast and Other Stories
Six vintage stories from Science Fiction Grand Master, Damon Knight. First published in the 1940s & 50s, these stories show his diversity from galactic adventure to nihilistic philosophy. Doorway to Kal-Jmar--Two men had died before Syme Rector's guns to give him the key to the ancient city of Kal-Jmar--a city of untold wealth, and of robots that made desires instant commands. The Beachcomber--Alice saw the Beachcomber as a glorious hunk of man; Maxwell saw him as a super being from the futur... more info>>
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Snake Dance
In the vast chasm of space, wRen defies a submissive heritage, braving the dark legends of the Asp to be with VeIper, enemy to the Kin, the protectors of her Nestling. VeIper seeks to free his species from ethnic cleansing as well as win the awe of the beautiful and defiant wRen. Unfortunately, Mong, a slayer, has already claimed wRen and vows to destroy those of VeIper's kind. With each seeking their own vision with insatiable intensity but with Mong's impervious power, is the surrender ... more info>>
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The Mask of Tamirella
Sixteen-year-old Caitlanna Mullen lives in a harsh world where technology no longer exists. In her post-apocalyptic society, she salvages artifacts for trade. One artifact is especially desired - The Mask of Tamirella. Cait steals the Mask from another sanction, putting her own at risk. As punishment, the Elders send her to a hazardous dig. She must travel through a mutant forest without becoming a sacrifice and into Rotted City, where toxic ruins hoard an ancient disease. To complicate matters,... more info>>
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Eve's Planet [Book 3 of the High Places Series]
A remote and deadly world holds Captain Maisie Thurlow's children hostage, and she's determined to set them free. The apparently "Earth type" atmosphere of Eve's Planet drives Humans born elsewhere mad, but its Human natives must remain there or die. Or at least, that's how it was 12 years ago when a rescue ship took Maisie, her husband, and the rest of the planet's colony of shipwreck survivors back to civilization, but could do nothing for their offspring except leave them behind. Maisie is on... more info>>
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The Cresperian Alliance
As Earth becomes an interstellar species, the ramifications hit home -- literally. Alien Cresperians scattered all over Earth; enemy Snappers seeking to expand their interstellar empire in any way they can. And Sergeant Edward "Bang" Bangler finds himself in the midst of two of the biggest battles he's ever been in -- a battle for his heart, and a battle for his home. In one mission of interstellar exploration, Earth finds perhaps its greatest allies and its greatest enemies, as they and t... more info>>
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Beyond Bedlam and Other Stories
Wyman Guin burst upon the Science Fiction field with the classic Beyond Bedlam in the 1950s. His story of how society has made living with schizophrenia the norm rather than the exception. The story reads like a mash-up of 1984 with One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. The other stories in this collection are in a lighter vein and shows that Guin was one of the best humorist writing SF in the decade of the 50s. Stories about witches, genetic engineered creatures, and mathematical magic. Also contain... more info>>
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Piper in the Woods and Two Other Science Fiction Tales
This volume collects three early science fiction stories by Philip K. Dick. "Piper in the Woods" (1953): Earth maintained an important garrison on Asteroid Y-3. Now suddenly it was imperiled with a biological impossibility -- men becoming plants! "The Gun" (1953): Nothing moved or stirred. Everything was silent, dead. Only the gun showed signs of life ... and the trespassers had wrecked that for all time. The return journey to pick up the treasure would be a cinch ... they smiled. "The Skull"... more info>>
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Worlds Without End and Other Stories
A link between yesterday and the tomorrow that was here already ? The closer you move to something the farther away it got ? Dreams constructed and maintained by society ? Stranded on an alien world with nobody to talk to except your spaceship ? A world-to-world search for an elusive secret ? The bizarre, weird, strange creations of thing and worlds only Science Fiction Grand Master, Clifford D. Simak could have written ? and make believable.
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Knights of Tomorrow [Star Warriors 2]
Fans of Dan Simmons will love this series about humans vs. aliens for control of the Galaxy! ! Ten years after the Galactic Chess War. an uneasy peace exists between the Stygians and Olympians. There is trade, but also rivalry. The Stygian warlords are uneasy about the peace, since their honor has been besmirched by their defeat. Emperor Makido is extremely paranoid and trusts no one except his personal security agent, George. His paranoia is justified. There are many plots against him. The... more info>>
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Earth Alert! and Other Science Fiction Tales
Kris Neville (1925-1980) was an American science fiction writer. His most famous work, "Bettyann" (1970) is considered an underground classic of science fiction. Other novels include "The Unearth People," "The Mutants," "Special Delivery," and "Invaders on the Moon." This volume collects the novel "Earth Alert!" (1953) and two shorter works, "General Max Shorter" (1962) and "New Apples in the Garden" (1963).
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Lorelei of the Red Mist
Hugh Starke, space-rat and convict, was being pursued by spacecraft into the unknown parts of Venus. He had just pulled off the largest lone wolf heist in the history of that planet. But now it looked like he was going to pay the ultimate price for his misdeeds. But fate had a strange twist on Starke's life when he woke up in a different body. A body that was strong and powerful. In a body of a Venusian barbarian named Conan. But was Starke anything more than a puppet in this new body? For he so... more info>>
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Twisted Tails V [Apocalypses Now and Then]
Entropy. All things, good and bad, come to an end. It is the way of the Universe that it will one day succumb to the "SIGNIFICANT SUCK" and collapse in on itself, or it will experience the "BIG BLOW" and expand until there is nothing but cold darkness on all sides. There is also a third alternative...it could reach a steady-state, though that is doubtful, and all the stars in it will merely run out of gas along the way. They will become dead, black cinders, but all of those possibilities are the... more info>>
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Venus is a Man's World and Other Stories
Wry, brilliant stories from the late William Tenn. Stories of irony, poignancy, humor and satire. Vampires, time travel and paradoxes, government projects, war, and the battle of the sexes. Stories included are: VENUS IS A MAN'S WORLD, OF ALL POSSIBLE WORLDS, NULL-P, BROOKLYN PROJECT, SHE ONLY GOES OUT AT NIGHT, PROJECT HUSH, ME MYSELF AND I, and RICARDO'S VIRUS. The Science Fiction Encyclopedia ranked Tenn as "one of the genre's very few genuinely comic, genuinely incisive writers of short fic... more info>>
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The Wildcat's Burden [Iskander: Book Four]
This new Iskander adventure of Gisel Matah's follows on from The Wildcat's Victory that saw her as an important participant in the creation of a new peace treaty that ends one war as well as threats of another larger one. Gisel learned she was pregnant at the end of that story, and now married to Yohan and near the end of her pregnancy, she has yet to enjoy the fruits of that peace herself. She gets no maternity leave, but what her superiors describe as a safe desk job, military governor of... more info>>
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Destiny In the Stars:Young Adult Edition
Destiny is a young woman with extraordinary powers that could rival the gods.  She is abducted from Earth by mean alien grey men called Veron, and taken light years from her home. Upon reaching their destination they are attacked and shot down by the Destroyers. These men are soldiers. They are enlisted by the Council to protect the galaxy from a terrible threat, nasty creatures called Phant. The Veron are spreading this terror throughout their worlds. Destiny must use her power to survive.... more info>>
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The Green World
Four scientists, one guide--and a dangerous beast following their trail. Nothing unusual from the looks of things, except that they are all in a planet far away from Earth. Robin Lampert, Take Mitsuitei, Hans Krendall and Ndomi Sulewayo, and their guide John McLaughlin, get together to scour the wilds of Viridis and take what scientific information the land can offer. They discover puzzling yet wondrous mysteries, yet little do they know that the the land itself is unwilling to give them the an... more info>>
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Death Quotient and Other Stories
Martin Rhode, a distinguished soldier of one of Earth's warring states, has been unwittingly captured by aliens after innocently exploring a hole caused by what was perceived to be enemy warfare. As it turns out, the aliens are being pursued by natives of an enemy planet and they have sought refuge on Earth. They do not plan on staying long, however, but actually intend to lure their rivals in so that they may all be destroyed along with everyone else on the planet, by a special weapon they are ... more info>>
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Friends In Deed
Aston West was condemned to life on the prison planet Lycus IV for spitting in a man's face. Being forced to reside with the likes of murderers and thieves, he owes his freedom to Lars and Elijah Cassus, who orchestrated an escape. Now the twin brothers call in the favor and force him to return with their team to Lycus IV to rescue crewmate Leah Jordan. Aston discovers Leah's desire to leave the twins forever, but Lars and Elijah use fear and intimidation to control their group and no one leave... more info>>
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Minder's Oath [High Places Series: Book 2]
Captain Maisie Thurlow just wanted to rescue her big sister, Eve, from the remote world where a star liner's lifeboat crash landed 20 years earlier. Instead, Maisie and two comrades -- the only survivors from her own ship's crash -- became stranded there themselves. Another 18 years have passed, and Maisie has settled into a planet-bound life with her husband (who used to be her XO) and their children. Does it matter anymore if they're rescued? Yes, it does, because the madness that Eve's Plane... more info>>
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The Towers of Titan and Other Stories
Five extraordinary stories by one of Science Fiction's most revered writers. THE TOWERS OF TITAN--Across the frozen cliffs they loomed--the unbelievably ancient towers with the unimaginable engines deep inside them still pouring out their endless power. Dr. Sidney Lee, back from living death, vowed to find the secret of the Towers of Titan! THE NEXT LOGICAL STEP--Ordinarily the military least wants to have the others know the final details of their war plans. But, logically, there would be times... more info>>
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Day 94
In the wake of a large meteor collision, a ghastly epidemic is unleashed upon rural Colorado. Joslin, Grant and their two young children barricade themselves in their home in the quarantined city. Their fight for survival begins; battling airborne disease, lack of electricity and running water, starvation, brutal Colorado winter and worst of all, the morphs. The violent morphs, both victims and carriers of the disease, soon become more numerous and aggressive. Joslin and Grant risk all to protec... more info>>
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