The Takeshi Kovacs Collection
Richard Morgan blazed onto the SF scene in 2002 with ALTERED CARBON, which won the Philip K. Dick award and is now in production to be released as a ten-episode series by Netflix. ALTERED CARBON is the first in the Takeshi Kovacs trilogy, which continues with BROKEN ANGELS and WOKEN FURIES. These three brilliant, crime noir SF novels are the perfect introduction to Richard's work, or a welcome reminder of his power as a writer, and now available in a beautiful box set. Richard has also written two computer games (CRYSIS 2 and SYNDICATE), and the BLACK WIDOWcomics for MARVEL.
Take Back the Sky
By Greg Bear
Same war. Different enemy. First it was Mars, then Titan - the battlefield changed but the war remained the same. Until now. Master Sergeant Michael Venn and his soldiers now know the truth about what the supposedly benevolent Gurus are really doing in our solar system. A truth both Earth and the alien Antagonists are intent on wiping out. The soldiers must forget their training, forget what they know, and journey to Planet X - infamous home of the Antagonists. Hunted by friend and foe alike and desperate for answers, they will do anything to survive. Even team up with their greatest enemy.
Three Classic Novels
By Fred Hoyle
In addition to being the man who coined the term 'the Big Bang', world-renowned astronomer Sir Fred Hoyle also produced a fine body of science fiction. This omnibus contains three of his SF novels: Ossian's Ride, October the First Is Too Late & Fifth Planet, co-written with his son, Geoffrey Hoyle. Ossian's Ride: The year is 1970. Sealed behind an impenetrable barrier in the south of Ireland, the Industrial Corporation of Eire startles the rest of the world with its efficiency, its brilliance . . . October the First Is Too Late: Unusual solar activity has played havoc with terrestrial time: England is in the '60's, but in France, it is 1917 and WWI is still raging in western Europe . . .Fifth Planet: Another star is due to pass close to the sun, close enough for conventional spacecraft to reach it. Signs of chlorophyll are detected on one of the worlds, suggesting that it supports life. Rival Soviet and US expeditions are launched to visit it. But what will they find on the 'Fifth Planet'?
The Tabit Genesis
By Tony Gonzales
They left Sol in two great ships, carrying with them the last hope for humankind. Destined for different stars, their mission was to ensure the survival of our species. One ship was never heard from again. Decades later, the other arrived at a lifeless world, where the survivors learned that Earth was lost not to famine, but to an alien species determined to eradicate humans from existence. Man is not alone in the universe, and the last of us are hunted. Driven by strong characters facing tremendous odds, Tony Gonzales delivers SF in the grandest tradition: an epic adventure full of colossal ships, vast battles and unimaginable challenges.
The Thing Itself
By Adam Roberts
Adam Roberts turns his attention to answering the Fermi Paradox with a taut and claustrophobic tale that echoes John Carpenters' The Thing.Two men while away the days in an Antarctic research station. Tensions between them build as they argue over a love-letter one of them has received. One is practical and open. The other surly, superior and obsessed with reading one book - by the philosopher Kant.As a storm brews and they lose contact with the outside world they debate Kant, reality and the emptiness of the universe. The come to hate each other, and they learn that they are not alone.
Tarrano the Conqueror
By Ray Cummings
A swift and sweeping interplanetary adventure presented as a tale of the year 2430 A.D. The story centres on the efforts of Jac Hallen and his friends to stop the evil Tarrano from taking over the universe.
A Trip to Venus
By John Munro
In plain English, at 4 a. m., a ray of light had been observed on the disc of the planet Mars in or near the "terminator"; that is to say, the zone of twilight separating day from night. The news was doubly interesting to me, because a singular dream of "Sunrise in the Moon" had quickened my imagination as to the wonders of the universe beyond our little globe, and because of a never-to-be-forgotten experience of mine with an aged astronomer several years ago...
Time of the Fourth Horseman
By Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Twenty-first century medicine has wiped out all the deadly diseases. But suddenly, a large American city is gripped by epidemics of smallpox, diptheria and other killers that were supposed to have disappeared forever. Only a few top government officials know what's going on...And for their sakes, the citizens of the threatened city must never be allowed to find out.
By Gary Alan Wassner
The mighty Lalas are dying. The great sentient trees are departing the world that they have protected since the beginning of time, leaving the people bereft and confused. The fabric weaves of its own will, winding around the Twins, binding them inextricably into the cloth as they are violently thrust into a threatening world. Separated at birth, Davmiran and Tomas, heirs to the throne of Gwendolen, struggle to find the truth that will save their world. Assisted by a group of extraordinary warriors, scholars, magi, and friends, Tomas chooses his battles and demonstrates his strength and fortitude. But Davmiran lies unconscious in the Heights of Lormarion as the world awaits his revival so that he too can fulfill his unique and compelling destiny.
Throne of Fools
By Adrian Cole
The wicked city of Xennidhum has fallen - and now Simon Wargallow believes his world is saved. But a new evil has risen to threaten the beleaguered land of mystery and miracle. For out of the wastes of ice comes dire news of a powerful Sorcerer King, who will unleash the forces of chaos upon the unstable empire. And one man, the son Omara's doomed Lord, must shed his disguise and regain his rightful throne before humanity's final cry.
Thief of Dreams
By Adrian Cole
In the impenetrable west of Innasmorn lies the forbidden city of Shung Hang - a mystical place shrouded in legend...and guarded by the winged warriors of the last goddess, the Aviatrix. Pursued by the relentless death machine of the corrupt Prime Consul Zellorian, the last remnants of an exterminated mortal race make their way across a perilous, devastated land. For only by harnessing an ancient power secreted in the Deathless City can the intrepid human survivors hope to hold the enemy at bay - and forestall the bloodthirsty alien Csendook's planned genocide of humankind.
By James Alan Gardner
Life on Old Earth is simple. Under the rule of the Spark Lords, most chaos has been brought under control. Five unsatisfied teachers out for a night of drinking is nothing out of the ordinary...until they find one of their students has been murdered by an unknown alien organism.When it's discovered that the murdered student's boyfriend has gone missing, this group of misfits find themselves tangled in an unofficial homicide investigation that uncovers things they'd never imagined. The hunt for a murderer unveils a horrifying conspiracy that may involve everyone from the Spark Lords to the League of Peoples...and a force more sinister than anything they could have imagined.
The Treasure of Alpheus Winterborn
By John Bellairs
Anthony Monday doesn't have many friends, and his home life is a wreck. But, he does have Miss Eells, the librarian at the Hoosac Public Library, and he has an adventure waiting for him right around the corner.When Miss Eells gives Anthony a job at the library, he thinks he'll just be dusting shelves and filing books. Instead, he discovers a hidden clue leading to the treasure of eccentric millionaire Alpheus Winterborn. Miss Eells thinks the clues are a practical jokes left by the odd, old Winterborn before he died. Then why do things start getting so scary so quickly? The closer they get to solving the mystery, the closer Winterborn's evil nephew Hugo Philpotts lurks in the shadows - waiting to snatch the treasure out of their hands.
Trailer Park Noir
By Ray Garton
Welcome to Riverside Mobile Home Park, where there's plenty of shade but no escape from the heat. Marcus Reznick watched the love of his life blow her brains out and then dove to the bottom of a bottle of vodka. Now he's living in Riverside Mobile Home Park and trying to pull his life together...until a powerful temptation comes his way. Steve Regent is an internet pornographer who has moved to Riverside Mobile Home Park to work on a new website - Trailer Park Girls. He's looking for beautiful women...but instead, he finds something very ugly. Sherry Manning is a drug addict living in the trailer park with her boyfriend, Andy Winchell, who's a dealer. When a friend of a friend ODs in their trailer and turns out to be the son of a powerful politician, the truth about his death is covered up in the media. But Sherry and Andy know that truth...and she fears what might be done to silence them. Anna Dunfy is trying to make ends meet by doing temp jobs and stripping at night to support her mentally handicapped daughter, Kendra...an astonishingly beautiful girl with a woman's body, a child's mind, and a dangerous urge to do something naughty. It's a run-down little trailer park in northern California, but it could be anywhere in the United States. It is unassuming, unremarkable and looks like a million other trailer parks. But don't let the sleepy appearance fool you. It's a nest of dark secrets, boiling lusts and murder waiting to happen.
By Ray Garton
One rainy night, Gerry Brady discovers a beautiful woman with heartbreaking eyes hiding in his garage. The moment he sees her, he is struck by an involuntary thought he does not understand: I've found you. She is a woman in danger. He does not understand why he feels so powerfully drawn to her, but he feels compelled to help her, even though doing so puts his life and the lives of his friends in jeopardy. Gerry's relationship with Kendra draws him into a conspiracy too horrifying to believe...a conspiracy rooted in his own past. As he falls in love with a woman he doesn't know, he learns more about himself than he ever suspected.
Travelling to Utopia
By Michael Moorcock
The Michael Moorcock Collection continues with this threesome of standalone adventures, all exploring various aspects of the Eternal Champion and the Multiverse. The stories include a frantic dash across a frozen hell on a dangerous ship, the story of one man's lonely five-year journey towards the stars, and a terrifying vision of a future where every version of Earth in the multiverse is in danger.Contains THE WRECKS OF TIME, THE ICE SCHOONER and THE BLACK CORRIDOR.
Theodore Sturgeon SF Gateway Omnibus
By Theodore Sturgeon
From the SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal sample introduction to the fantastic imagination of Theodore Sturgeon, one of the great names in science fiction.Highly acclaimed for his short fiction, Sturgeon is nevertheless best known for his 1953 novel, MORE THAN HUMAN, and for scripting the STAR TREK episode 'Amok Time', which introduced the Vulcan mating ritual, the pon farr. This omnibus contains three of his finest works: THE DREAMING JEWELS, TO MARRY MEDUSA and VENUS PLUS X.
By George R.R. Martin
A classic novel from George R.R. Martin, author of the hit HBO TV series A GAME OF THRONESHaviland Tuf is an honest space-trader (one of the few), and he likes cats. So how is it that, despite being up against the worst villains in the universe, he has become the proud owner of the last working seedship, pride of Earth's Ecological Engineering Corps?We'll leave that aside for now - just be thankful that the most powerful weapon in space is in good hands, hands which now control cellular material for thousands of outlandish creatures.With his unique equipment and powerful spacecraft, Tuf is set to tackle the myriad problems that human settlers have created during their colonisation of far flung worlds. Hosts of hostile monsters, a population addicted to procreation, a dictator who is willing to unleash plagues to get his own way - and all that stands between the colonists and disaster is Tuf's ingenuity, and his reputation as an honest dealer in a universe of rogues ...
By John Meaney
The second volume of Meaney's epic Ragnarok space opera trilogy. The dark matter in the universe is alive and is seeking to pervert human history to its own ends.Its influence has reached back into the dark ages, to the centre of the Third Reich and 600 years into the future.The Ragnarok universe not only provides a stunning SF rationale for Norse mythology but posits a world where pilots are locked into symbiotic relationships with their ships and the cities can come alive.
The Two in Hiding
By Ru Emerson
Jennifer, Chris and Robin returne for the second fantastical journey of Ru Emerson's NIGHT-THREADS trilogy. The trio are met by two runaways, Aletto and Lialla, brother and sister from the mystical kingdom of Rhadaz. They have escaped from the estate of their uncle Jadek who has ruled for years since the mysterious death of their father. Chris has taught Aletto how to fight like a warrior while Lialla has begun to teach Jennifer the secret magic of the Night-Threads. Together the group must strategize and navigate through a richly-imagined fantasy world of deceit, intrigue, illusion and shape-shifting.