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Valley of Dreams
"Valley of Dreams" is a science fiction novelet by Stanley G. Weinbaum. Originally published in the November 1934 issue of "Wonder Stories," "Valley of Dreams" was Weinbaum's second published story, a sequel to his classic, "A Martian Odyssey".
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Vandals on Venus
Book Two of Series One. When Nathanial Stone gets an emergency message from an old friend on Venus begging for his help, his duty is clear: he must go at once. His ward, Miss Annabelle Somerset, instead of agreeing to stay safely on Earth as he begs, insists on accompanying him to the dangerous tropical planet, home of huge reptiles. Soon, Nathanial and Annabelle find themselves in the middle of a plot concerning a nefarious German officer, a brilliant English inventor, an Irish guide no bette... more info>>
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Vandalus
Colonel Franklin, a genetically enhanced solider, accepts a dangerous mission offered by his former enemies to investigate the loss of communications with a commercial mining station orbiting Saturn. He is captured by a powerful alien who specializes in genetically altered slaves. Against his will, Franklin is enhanced into a fighting freak and paired with the beautiful and deadly Cheval. As an inseparable team, they face arena combat for the amusement of gamblers on the outlaw planet Vandalus.
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Vanguard From Alpha
HUMAN TIME-BOMB FROM THE MOON! The spy team from Earth knew they were looking for trouble when they secretly landed in Luna Area 101-- dangerous Rosk territory. But the fearless trio got more than they bargained for at the hands of these hostile guests of Earth. Tyne and Murray escaped with their lives. The third man was dead, and Tyne suspected that Murray had murdered him in cold blood. Ready to confront him with his charge, Tyne discovered that Murray had disappeared somewhere in the banne... more info>>
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Vengeance
Jocasta Pantile needs a case to keep the bailiffs from the door. Stanislav Duff needs someone to find his prize spells. They make the ideal client and enquiry agent, especially with Jocasta's prize asset, the genetically-engineered Spellhound. The trouble is that when she finds them, Duff intends to kill the thief and his accomplices. Jocasta doesn't much like his plan, but knows that if she doesn't find them, Duff may kill her instead. If he doesn't kill her anyway; she knows too much about him... more info>>
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Vengeful Bounty
In the year 2053, Dallas bounty hunter Mina Maxwell's goal is to reach Global status, and she is only three catches away from the needed 25. During one of her hunts, she lets criminal Roberto Franco go in order to capture his higher-ranking boss. It is a mistake that will come back to haunt her. As she continues on toward her goal, she battles with the demons of her past, among them being Damon Wolfe, her Global bounty hunter lover who left her without explanation. Attempting to heal the d... more info>>
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Venus Inferno
John Marks relationship with Naziah Rogers is unconventional. It starts with a slap across the face and it only gets hotter from there! This not-so-chance meeting leads to conspiracies, sabotage, and a search for a rare mineral in the seething atmosphere of Venus, culminating in a desperate battle in space.
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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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Venus of Dreams
Iris Angharads, a determined, independent woman, sets herself one massive goal: to make the poison-filled atmosphere of Venus hospitable to humans. She works day and night to realize her dream, with only one person sharing her passion, Liang Chen. It seems impossible to make Venus, with its intolerable air and waterless environment, into a paradise, but Iris succeeds. And in doing so, she also creates a powerful dynasty, beginning with her first born, Benzi Liangharad.
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Venus of Shadows
The Venus Project calls upon the strongest and most courageous to create a prosperous world in the dismal wilderness of Venus. Those who demonstrate the skill and the passion to embark on this adventure must transform the barren planet in the midst of political and cultural unrest. When Risa and Benzi, children of Iris, one of the first people to partake in this project, find themselves in opposing forces on the battlefield, it is their love and perseverance that will determine the destiny of th... more info>>
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Vic and Blood
Hugo and Nebula Winner Harlan Ellison's classic post-apocalyptic saga. The cycle beings with "Eggsucker," which chronicles the early years of the association between fourtenn-year-old loner Vic and his brilliant, telepathic dog, Blood. The saga continues and expands in "A Boy and His Dog," in which Blood shows just how much smarter he is than Vic, and Vic shows how loyal he can be. The story expands further in "Run, Spot, Run," the first part of Ellison's promised novel of the cycle, Blood's A R... more info>>
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Virtual ThoughtStream
Virtual ThoughtStream is a page-turning thriller set in the year 2085. In a future where a horrific virus has killed off most of the people on Earth, advanced androids run the world. To keep the remaining humans safe and ensure the survival of the species, the benevolent androids force people to live in luxurious but confining Parks. Jack Walker, a former Army captain, escapes from one of the Parks to seek his freedom. An android police detective, Agent Tesa, is assigned to capture h... more info>>
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Voice of the Conqueror
The tale of a man who tried to blackmail the Earth, using threats of alien invasion! "This present volume, Voice of the Conqueror, was one of Fearn's later novels. Despite being a quintessential Fearn story, it has never been published in book form. As Fearn's literary executor, I am delighted to have this opportunity of introducing to new readers what is essentially a "lost" novel. "There is no mystery as to why it has never appeared in book form--nor has it anything to do with the quality of t... more info>>
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Voyage of the Space Beagle: The basis for ALIEN
"On and on Couerl prowled!" reads the first sentence of Black Destroyer (in the book version which also begins with that sentence the exclamation point has been removed), one of the most famous openings in science fiction. Through the novel, Couerl is just the first of a series of malevolent space-cats who invade the eponymous Space Beagle and threaten not only its crew but human destiny.The novel's protagonist is Elliott Grosvenor, a social scientist whose specialty is the unfamiliar discipline... more info>>
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Wagon Driver
In the not-so-distant future, population control becomes a necessity, Kyle Sonnet leaves the State Orphanage when he turns eighteen and becomes a driver for the Department of Population Control. It isn't long before Kyle understands that, contrary to what he has seen on the news, euthanasia is often the only solution. And when he suddenly witnesses a horror he cannot accept, Kyle is forced to decide whether to become another pawn of Society or risk escape, which will result in certain death.
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Waiting Weapon
Archaeologist Richard Pinn returns to the ruins of an alien city to find out why its vanished race had abandoned him and his female Me'Aukin counterpart. For three hundred years, he and Jamie Brinwall had been little more than artifacts themselves. Humans found them as embryos kept barely alive in cryogenic tanks, but for what reason? Neither Rick, nor his corporate sponsors who intend on re-colonizing the world, are prepared for the truth that has waited for him with an undying vengeance.
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Wandl the Invader
A CLASSIC NOVEL OF INTERPLANETARY WARFARE! There were nine major planets in the Solar System, and it was within their boundaries that man first set up interplanetary commerce and began trading with the ancient Martian civilization. And then they discovered a tenth planet--a maverick! This tenth world, if it had an orbit, had a strange one, for it was heading inwards from interstellar space, heading close to the Earth-Mars spaceways, upsetting astronautic calculations and raising turmoil on the t... more info>>
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War of the Soulites 2
The past will destroy the future. The new spaceship Vigilant is in bad shape. Although plagued by constant malfunctions and no supplies, the ship's captain, Renolds Osirus, has reason to celebrate. They have located the survivors of the first Vigilant...and have discovered a way to destroy the enemy Soulites. But to use it, Renolds might have to sacrifice the lives of his crew. At the same time, the program in Marcus Collingway's mind is breaking down, letting his dark side loose to reveal bu... more info>>
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War Surf
What would you do if you were rich, bright, vigorous, virtually immortal--and nearly bored to death? You'd invent a thrill sport.... It's the 23rd century and Nasir Deepra is 248 years old, wealthy, kept young by all-pervasive nanotechnology, a corporate executive and bored with life. To spice things up he has become an Agonist, dipping into war zones--many of them in satellites orbiting the Earth--and filming his daredevil antics. Agonists have a large fan-base who watch them on the Net a... more info>>
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Warlord of Kor
"Warlord of Kor" was originally published in 1963 as half of an Ace Double, selected by legendary editor Donald A. Wollheim. It is an exciting interplanetary adventure, as humans probe the mysteries of the planet Hirlaj and the few remaining aliens who live there.
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Warp Point
An unmanned alien ship suddenly appears from a point in space within the solar system and heads toward Earth. It finally comes to rest in the pasture of an ordinary couple's country home. Immediately upon going inside, they are placed in irrevocable, sole command by the ship's computer. How Dan and Stacy Saddler handle the enormous military, political and religious pressure of choosing a crew and taking the ship back through the enigmatic warp point makes this one of Darrell Bain's most exciting... more info>>
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Warrior-Woman: The Forging of the Legend [Science Fiction Series Book 1]
A charismatic rebel commander of legendary fame, Signe drives a force of rapacious Columbian invaders off Main World of Gaea. Her patriotic, cooperative, intensely loyal fellow citizens unfailingly give their world's leader their full support. During a succession of lightning strikes launched at military installations in the heart of Columbia, the warrior-woman parlays a single space ship captured during a raid, into a fleet. A brilliant strategist, Signe fights Arlen, Commander-in-Chief of Colu... more info>>
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Watched
Ames wasn't sure if he was a hired thief or a hired assassin. For this job, he supposed he would be both. He wasn't happy about the arrangements: he was far from home, freezing cold, and teamed with people he neither liked nor trusted. And, this morning, he had found an anonymous note in his coat pocket suggesting that he might soon be the hunted rather than the hunter. But it was too late to back out. It was time, and-pleased or not-here he was, armed and ready and sitting in the dark at the k... more info>>
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Watchstar: Vol. 1 of Watchstar Trilogy
Alone in the desert, Daiya is faced with dilemma that will determine her fate. If she can successfully resolve it she will join the Net of her village, but if she fails, her life will be spent will the feared Merged Ones. Confused and torn between worlds near and far, Daiya harbors a secret of her people, and must find a way to move beyond her discoveries to a safe place where she can survive.
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Water Harvest
The continuous harvest of atmospheric moisture by lunar orbiters foments a plan set in place to destroy the Harvest fleet, but it is derailed by a twist that allows time for development of a technological work-around. Time passes, and the ruling Houses are caught unawares by an invasion intended to wrest control of the Harvest. The interlopers are aided by wizard-like practitioners whose hallucinogen-induced evocations bend the norms of nature to their will. Cairn, heir to Alar, is taken capti... more info>>
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