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The Hawk Strikes or, Meet Hawk Carse [The Interplanetary Adventures of Space Hawk #1]
The Character who Changed Science Fiction and became the Symbol of Space Opera! By the author of The Day the Earth Stood Still. Thrill to jetting rockets and sizzling ray guns. Before Hawk Carse, during the Hugo Gernsback/Amazing Stories era of science fiction, the typical story involved reams of scientific exposition by a group of friends, one of whom invented a space ship, as they then a trip to another planet, a tour of that world's futuristic technology, a revolt or warfare of some kind invo... more info>>
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Plague of Pythons
The pythons had entered into Mankind. No man knew at what moment he might be Possessed! On Christmas the world's freedom died. Every man, woman and child lay in the grip of fear, for no one knew at what moment his nearest friend or a casual stranger might suddenly be possessed by some brutal mind ... and begin to murder and destroy. For Chandler it was worse than for most. He was both victim and executioner. He had suffered himself, and he had committed a violent crime while under the strange do... more info>>
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Rule Golden
As a newspaper publisher, Robert James Dahls found the news disconcerting; in fact, inexplicable. News items like two boxers simultaneously knocking each other out, prison guards sick and unable to guard the prisoners, policemen shooting fleeing culprits and collapsing themselves, battered wives with husbands suffering the same injuries that they inflicted. Dahl catches wind of a large experimental facility that is being led by the U.S. Department of Defense. His suspicions coincide with the str... more info>>
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The Creatures That Time Forgot
FROM PLANET STORIES: Mad! impossible world! Sun-blasted by day, cold-wracked by night--and life condensed by radiation into eight days! Sim eyed the Ship--if he only dared reach it and escape! ... but it was more than half an hour distant--perhaps the limit of life itself! From the author of Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles and The Illustrated Man. Originally published in the Fall 1946 issue of Planet Stories. It was later reprinted under the title Frost and Fire.
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The Fourth Guardian
The Galactics oversee and sometimes dispense knowledge to lesser endowed beings. Enlightenment becomes a keyword. Those who challenge this concept do not survive for very long.
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The Creature from Cleveland Depths and Other Tales
Collected in this volume are three of Fritz Leiber's works: the short novel "The Creature from Cleveland Depths" (originally published in "Galaxy" magazine in 1962); the humorous "Bread Overhead" (originally published in "Galaxy" magazine in 1958); and the short novel "No Great Magic" (originally published in "Galaxy" magazine in 1963). "No Great Magic" is part of Leiber's Change War series.
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Queen of the Deep
Jones was on his way on a Luxury Liner when it was suddenly blown up. He is captured by a robotic enemy submarine. The secret high-tech sub has a robot with a definite female voice and character and "she" is a weapon of war. It drugs, prods him and even probes his psyche, then announces it needs Jones's help. But Jones's problem is he needs to overcome his claustrophobia of dark places to save himself. And to save himself he needs to save the submarine. This story under the varient title "Son" i... more info>>
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Wolfbane
The earth has forcibly been taken from it's orbit. It began with an extra-terrestrial pyramid on top of Mt. Everest. And then a "runaway planet" took the Earth as it's binary. And now harsh generations have passed since the inhabitants last saw the light of their sun, Sol. Society has grown rigid. The meek lambs have inherited the earth, even it's a very poor earth, indeed. It's a hard world for all. But Glenn Tropile is no lamb and if his citizens finds out he's a wolf, it will be the wolf that... more info>>
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Planet of Peril
Planet of Peril is a science-fiction adventure on a world of semi-barbaric nations, ferocious beasts, gigantic reptiles, and maidens in distress!
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Empire
Clifford Donald Simak (1904-1988) won three Hugo awards and one Nebula award, and was named the third Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SWFA) in 1977. EMPIRE was his third-published science fiction novel.
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The Third Eagle
Original and provocative science fiction from an author famed for her fantasy writings. Subtitle: Lessons Along a Minor String. When the warrior Wanbli came of age, he cast his lot among the stars and left the world where he'd been born. Left it, he thought, forever. His odyssey led him to one ship, then another, and to another still. It brought him face to face with the far-flung members of the universe's Seven Sentient peoples. And, finally, it brought him to the colony ship Commitment. There,... more info>>
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The Man Who Saw the Future
The science of the future appeared to be magic to Jean de Marselait, Inquisitor Extraordinary of the King of France. A science fiction classic from the pages of Amazing Stories magazine, originally published in October, 1930.
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The Next Logical Step
Ordinarily the military least wants to have others know the final details of their war plans. But, logically, there would be times when a little leaked information is a good thing!
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The Year's Best Science Fiction: 2008 Edition
The 2008 Edition of The Year's Best Science Fiction contains: INTRODUCTION, Rich Horton (Editor) DARK INTEGERS, Greg Egan * A PLAIN TALE FROM OUR HILLS, Bruce Ster AN EYE FOR AN EYE, Charles Coleman * Finlay ALWAYS, Karen Joy Fowler AN OCEAN IS A SNOWFLAKE, FOUR BILLION MILES AWAY, John Barnes * VIRUS CHANGES SKIN, Ekaterina Sedia WIKIWORLD, Paul Di Filippo * ARTIFICE AND INTELLIGENCE, Tim Pratt * JESUS CHRIST, REANIMATOR, Ken MacLeod * NIGHT CALLS, Robert Reed * EVERYONE BLEEDS THROUGH, Jack Sk... more info>>
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Shambleau: A Northwest Smith Adventure
"Shambleau," C.L. Moore's first story, became an instant classic when it appeared in the pages of "Weird Tales" magazine in November, 1933. Not only did it launch Moore's "Northwest Smith" interplanetary adventure series,but it breathed new life into the vampire genre. Moore would go on to become a frequent and popular contributor to the pulps, alone and in collaboration with her husband, Henry Kuttner.
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Time Crime
The Paratime Police had a real headache this time. Tracing one man in a population of millions is easy--compared to finding one gang hiding out on one of billions of probability time-lines! This classic short novel originally appeared as a two-part serial in "Astounding Science Fiction Magazine" in 1955.
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Preferred Risk
The Company was a powerful, efficient, and monstrous insurance organization that controlled the entire world, scientifically regulating everything in life: war, epidemics, one-a-day food pills and test-tube sex...all through the use of its patented, terrifying human deep-freeze vault. Claims Adjuster Wills, a great believer in the Company, begins to have second thoughts when he meets beautiful and sorrowful Rena, whose radical father lies in a frozen subterranean vault.
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The Game of Rat and Dragon
Only partners could fight this deadliest of wars--and the one way to dissolve the partnership was to be personally dissolved! "The Game of Rat and Dragon" was Cordwainer Smith's third published story (and only his second as an adult), and the first published in a major magazine. It's been a staple of cat-themed science fiction collections ever since.
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The Orpheus Machine [The Emancipator Book 3]
Slavery is the corporate foundation of the powerful Pangalic Worlds where Ruiz Aw leads a dangerous double life, as an enforcer for the Art League that so brutally controls its slaves and as an Emancipator dedicated to eradicating the cruel business. While Ruiz is still striving to free slaves across the embattled cities of the dangerous world of Sook, the pirate Lords are ruthlessly plotting. A death cult is luring in humans with an unending desire to see them suffer. Even the powers of the Art... more info>>
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The Emperor of Everything [The Emancipator Book 2]
Slavery is the corporate foundation of the powerful Pangalic Worlds where Ruiz Aw leads a dangerous double life, as an enforcer for the Art League that so brutally controls its slaves and as an Emancipator dedicated to eradicating the cruel business. After escaping from a herd of slaves, and voyaging across the perilous and magical world of Sook, he and his band of refugees become trapped a rotting city called SeaStack. The biomechanical city however, has secrets that no one can begin to fathom.... more info>>
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Aethereal Trilogy Megabook
THREE COMPLETE NOVELS, ONE MEGABOOK SERIES LOW PRICE! The first three novels in the epic science fiction/fantasy series from Bestselling author Christopher W Wilcox Sr., including: Aethereal: The investigation of a series of mysterious terrorist bombings leads Special Agents Judy Deavers and Eric Johansson into a secret world where myth and reality collide. What they discover is so explosive that it could tear the very fabric of the civilized world apart. The ultimate fate of humanity is in the ... more info>>
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The People of the Crater
"Send the Black Throne to dust; conquer the Black Ones, and bring the Daughter from the Caves of Darkness." These were the tasks Garin must perform to fulfill the prophecy of the Ancient Ones ... and establish his own destiny in this hidden land!
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The Doom From Planet 4
Dan McNally's tranquil night aboard his schooner in the tropic is suddenly torn asunder when he receives an SOS from a nearby island. Soon after a ray of green light darts out from the island and destroys his ship. After swimming ashore and fighting a mechanical monster he befriends a beautiful girl. After she unfolds her dramatic story, he realize that he has to destroy the mysterious base on the island or the whole planet Earth will be destroyed by the inhabitants of Mars, which is the Doom fr... more info>>
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Dangerous Visions
Included in this memorable collection of 33 original stories are 7 winners and 13 nominees for the prestigious Hugo and Nebula Awards. Lester Del Rey / Robert Silverberg / Frederik Pohl / Philip Jose Farmer / Miriam Allen deFord / Robert Bloch / Harlan Ellison / Brian W. Aldiss / Howard Rodman / Philip K. Dick / Larry Niven / Fritz Leiber / Joe L. Hensley / Poul Anderson / David R. Bunch / James Cross m/ Carol Emshwiller / Damon Knight / Theodore Sturgeon / Larry Eisenberg / Henry Slesar / Sonya... more info>>
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The Obsidian Seed
The ancient race has awakened, at the very dawn of a new age. Having barely taken the first steps toward rediscovering their culture, they are suddenly thrust into a galactic war, forced to fight in order to keep their new-found freedom. What will war do to them? How can the tiny desert planet of Ararat, on the edge of known space, hope to win against the awesome power of the Coalition Empire? And what of Samson, the tigra who led his people out of the darkness? Is he what his people claim? Is h... more info>>
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