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    • ISBN:9780575108011
    • Publication date:19 Mar 2012
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Rogue Moon

By Algis Budrys

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Described by Robert Silverberg as containing 'The most terrifying pages in any SF novel I have ever read', ROGUE MOON is the disquieting story of what happens when monstrous scientific ambition is matched by human obsession.

Shortlisted for the 1961 Hugo Award, Rogue Moon is the disquieting and story of what happens when monstrous scientific ambition is matched by human obsession.

The moon had finally been reached, and on it was found the most terrifying structure, that killed men over and over again, in torturous, unfathomable ways. Clearly, only a mad man or a suicidal maniac could explore its horrible secrets.

All his life, Al Barker has toyed with death. So when the US lunar programme needs a volunteer to penetrate a murderous labyrinth, alien to all human comprehension, Barker's the man to do it. But what is required of Barker is that he withstand the trauma of dying, not just once, but time and time and time again ...

Biographical Notes

Algis Budrys (1931-2008) Born in East Prussia in 1931, Budrys and his family were sent to the United States when he was just five. After studying at the University of Miami and Columbia University, Budrys turned his hand to both writing and publishing science fiction. Over the years he worked as an editor, manager and reviewer for various publishing houses, while maintaining an impressive output of fiction and editing his own magazine, Tomorrow Speculative Fiction. He was shortlisted for numerous awards, including the Hugo and the Nebula, for his fiction and critical non-fiction. He died in 2008.

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  • ISBN: 9780575108004
  • Publication date: 12 Jan 2012
  • Page count: 192
  • Imprint: Gateway
This study of the human psyche has an incredible amount of power which when combined with the study of relationships and exploration of that final frontier - the inevitable truth that is death - creates a unique and breathtaking novel that simply has no equal, a true classic in every sense. — Antony Jones, SFBOOKREVIEWS blog
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The Falling Torch

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The spaceship dropped them into the night - two men pitted against the mighty empire that held Earth as a slave planet. One was the anonymous agent of the mysterious "munitions firm" supplying weapons to Earth's Underground. The other was Michael Wireman - son of the last President of Free Earth.Their mission was simple - and suicidal - to weld the underground guerrilla fighters into a force capable of beating the most powerful army in the Galaxy. Danger and death waited for them on Earth's nightside - but within him Michael Wireman held the weapon that could conquer Earth.The only trouble was¿ he didn't know he had it...

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Some Will Not Die

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To get his woman a slice of bread, a man will kill. He does it out of love. To feed and protect his children, a man will conquer the world.A man wants things safe. If he has to, he will pick up a weapon, and if he can, he will march across the world with it. It's as simple as that. The need for security and the impulses of love left trails of dead and dying across the face of human history and always, somewhere, have made someone happy and safe, and free to build a future. In this novel, Algis Budrys shows us a hope some of us have not forgotten we have - one that many of us may not be able to stomach.

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Michaelmas and Domino, man and computer, were linked to each other, and to the complete database of Earth. There they virtually ruled the world. For by making the right subtle manipulations, they had the power to change the course of human destiny.Then came the day they discovered that someone - or something - was resurrecting the dead! And when Astronaut Norwood, assumed killed in a shuttle crash, suddenly reappeared, apparently willing and able to control a crucial exploratory mission to the Outer Worlds. Michaelmas knew it was time to act - before the unknown intruders had time to mastermind the doom of all mankind.

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The body was found dead on the tracks, electrocuted. The autopsy confirmed what some had always feared, that we are not alone in the universe - and that even now, some visitors are still at large.This started the investigation that revealed the starling story of four stranded aliens and their desperate struggle for survival. Fallen from the stars, they started with nothing more than a first-aid kit and instincts. Fighting their own insecurities and prejudices, they slowly blended their way into a primitive society they found to be at once brutal, accepting abusive and opportunistic. But when one of them trades technological advancements for personal wealth and protection, he risks blowing all their covers - and sets in motion a chain of political machinations that could alter the course of history.

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Chris Wooding is a full time, award-winning novelist, a YA novelist, and a professional script writer for film and TV. He has travelled extensively, plays bass and guitar (and has recorded several albums) and his novels have been published all over the world.He has penned the Braided Path trilogy, a standalone novel (The Fade) and the Tales of the Ketty Jay series for Gollancz, all of which were critical and commercial successes.Chris Wooding lives in Kent, and you can learn more at www.chriswooding.com.

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Cinda Williams Chima

Cinda Williams Chima is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University and the University of Akron. She is a member of the Poets and Writers League of Greater Cleveland, the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. She has been a workshop leader and speaker at writing conferences, including the Northern Ohio SCBWI Conference, the Western Reserve Writers' Conference, and the Skyline Writing Conference. She frequently speaks to young writers and readers at schools and libraries nationwide. Chima lives in Ohio with her family, and is always working on her next novel.

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