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    • ISBN:9780575108004
    • Publication date:12 Jan 2012
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Rogue Moon

By Algis Budrys

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A terrifying and compelling novel of obsession and the limits of the human psyche.

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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  • Publication date: 19 Mar 2012
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Who?

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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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The Iron Thorn

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Honor White Jackson was a human being. But his planet was not Earth, nor his time Now. His world was dominated by a giant Iron Thorn. Beyond the reach of this tower there was supposedly, nothing - except a frozen, airless desert where huge winged beasts called Amsirs roamed. The duty of Jackson's caste was to hunt and kill the Amsir. And it was not until Jackson had made his first kill that he discovered the secret of his world. As the creature lay dying at his feet, Honor White Jackson partook of the fruit of knowledge. Forevermore he was committed to another life - and the bitter discovery of genius, cruelty and the human paradox.

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Michaelmas

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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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Hard Landing

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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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The Unexpected Dimension

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Seven classic excursions into the fantastic imagination of one of post-war America's greatest science fiction writers. This collection showcases the humanity, imagination and variety of Budrys' writing and plotting.

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The Furious Future

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In his latest science fiction volume Algis Budrys, author of 'The Unexpected Dimension' and 'Who?', continues to cast a scorching eye at life as it is lived today, skilfully extrapolating a present trend into the future, or presenting a current social problem in a new light. The stories are varied in mood and theme, yet they take an ironic view of mankind and its prospects, and the quality of writing is uniformly high.

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Blood and Burning

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Science fiction begins, wrote Algis J. Budrys, where unreality leaves off. In these unforgettable stories Budrys creates an alien but familiar world stripped of the lies of everyday life: a world where cannibalism is a medical, not an ethical problem; where "not-dying" is the alternative to both life and death; where the last man on Earth dances in hideous and exquisite joy.

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Benchmarks

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From 1965 until his death, Algis Budrys was a leading critic of modern speculative fiction; insightful, eclectic, and notoriously uninhibited. Benchmarks collects the material that started it - all the Galaxy Bookshelf book-review columns Budrys created for the now-vanished Galaxy Magazine.

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