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In the Days of the Comet

By H.G. Wells
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H.G. Wells
Revenge was all Leadford could think of as he set out to find the unfaithful Nettie and her adulterous lover. But this was all to change when a new comet entered the earth's orbit and totally reversed the natural order of things. The Great Change had occurred and any previous emotions, thoughts, ambitions, hopes and fears had all been removed. Free love, pacifism and equality were now the name of the game. But how will Leadford fare in this most utopian of societies . . . ?
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Invisible Planets

By Hannu Rajaniemi
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Hannu Rajaniemi
Mindblowingly inventive and beautifully written short stories from the most exciting new name in SFHannu Rajaniemi exploded onto the SF scene in 2010 with the publication of his first novel The Quantum Thief. Acclaimed by fellow authors such as Charles Stross, Adam Roberts and Alastair Reynolds and brilliantly reviewed everywhere from Interzone to the Times and the Guardian he swiftly established a reputation as an author who could combine extraordinary cutting edge science with beautiful prose and deliver it all with wit, warmth and a delight in the fun of storytelling.It is exactly these qualities that are showcased in this his first collection of short stories. Drawn from antholgies, magazines and online publications and brought together in book form for the first time in this collection here is a collection of seventeen short stories that range from the lyrical to the bizarre, from the elegaic to the impish. It is a collection that shows one of the great new imaginations in SF having immense fun.
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Into Everywhere

By Paul McAuley
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Paul McAuley
The Jackaroo, those enigmatic aliens who claim to have come to help, gave humanity access to worlds littered with ruins and scraps of technology left by long-dead client races. But although people have found new uses for alien technology, that technology may have found its own uses for people.The dissolute scion of a powerful merchant family, and a woman living in seclusion with only her dog and her demons for company, have become infected by a copies of a powerful chunk of alien code. Driven to discover what it wants from them, they become caught up in a conflict between a policeman allied to the Jackaroo and the laminated brain of a scientific wizard, and a mystery that spans light years and centuries. Humanity is about to discover why the Jackaroo came to help us, and how that help is shaping the end of human history.
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  • The Invisible Man

    By H.G. Wells
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    H.G. Wells
    H.G. Wells' great novel of the dangers of science describes a man cast out from society by his own terrifying discovery.THE INVISIBLE MAN tells the story of Griffin, a brilliant and obsessed scientist dedicated to achieving invisibility. Taking whatever action is necessary to keep his incredible discovery safe, he terrorises the local village where he has sought refuge. Wells skilfully weaves the themes of science, terror and pride as the invisible Griffin gradually loses his sanity and, ultimately, his humanity.
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    Ionic Barrier

    By Von Kellar, Denis Hughes
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    Von Kellar, Denis Hughes
    They worked hard, these men in secret places, their aim and object the conquest of space. Obstacles were many, not the least among them being a shortage of financial backing. But at last a day came when a guided projectile was launched on its journey into space. Only then did the worst snag of all become apparent...
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    The Infinite Cage

    By Keith Laumer
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    Keith Laumer
    When he awakens in a skid row alley, Adam knows nothing. Not who he is, nor where he's from. Money is a mystery. So are women. All he begins his new life with is a will to survive. But he learns fast: first, how to get away; then how not to have to. In the beginning Adam wants to be friends with us. Before he's through he just might run the human race off its feet...
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    Into the Aether

    By Richard A. Lupoff
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    Richard A. Lupoff
    When the Chester A. Arthur, the world's first and only coal/steam/paddlewheel-propelled spaceship rose into the skies over Buffalo Falls, Pa., who would have expected what followed?Will Professor Thintwhistle and his crew be able to return to earth? Will Miss Taphammer ever find them? Will Jefferson Jackson Clay's foul plot succeed? And what of the King of the Cats?
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  • The Inheritors

    By A. Bertram Chandler
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    A. Bertram Chandler
    John Grimes tackles the slave trade on a lost world with some very feline like inhabitants.
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    The Impossibles

    By Randall Garrett, Laurence M. Janifer
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    Randall Garrett, Laurence M. Janifer
    In two words, IM POSSIBLEFirst, late-model cars began driving themselves away - with nobody at the wheel...Then, valuables began vanishing from locked rooms...It was a new kind of crime. And Malone, the Government's expert on "impossibilities," was afraid it was a new kind of criminal...one who could disappear at will, walk through walls, and thumb his nose at the police.And Malone was dead right...
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  • Into the Alternate Universe

    By A. Bertram Chandler
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    A. Bertram Chandler
    Rim ghosts are real! Intruders from alternate universes appearing where the fabric of space is thin. Sonya and John Grimes find themselves in an alternate universe.
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    Inferno!

    By John Russell Fearn, Vargo Statten
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    John Russell Fearn, Vargo Statten
    In the year 2150 A.D. immortal Atlanteans living underground on the planet Saturn help a stranded astronaut and his girl friend overthrow the ruthless Earth dictator who tried to kill them.
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    The Iron Hoop

    By Constantine Fitzgibbon
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    Constantine Fitzgibbon
    Originally published in 1950, The Iron Hoop is a novel of the victors and the vanquished. Set in New York in a post-war occupation era, the Iron Hoop is a ruined part of the city occupied by refugees, deserters, criminals and victims.
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  • The Incandescent Ones

    By Fred Hoyle, Geoffrey Hoyle
    Authors:
    Fred Hoyle, Geoffrey Hoyle
    Young Peter, a student of Byzantine art forms at Moscow University, through a cryptic sentence in a lecture receives a message to buy two books of his choice at exactly 1.30 pm in the university bookstore. When he opens the package, a third book, 'The Life of Pushkin', a very special copy indeed, has been included. It is this third book that leads Peter to Armenia on a series of adventures of the sort that Fred and Geoffrey Hoyle know how to spin so skilfully and so spell bindingly. Peter's mission includes finding his father again after many years of separation. And from his father he receives the remarkable 'battery' - plus a very difficult task to perform.
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  • Into Deepest Space

    By Fred Hoyle, Geoffrey Hoyle
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    Fred Hoyle, Geoffrey Hoyle
    Sequel to Rockets in Ursa MajorFrom a great distance the Yela's recorded message crackled through on the micro-earpiece: 'For the time being you have won. But I am not defeated so easily.'That had been three years ago, after Dick Warboys had repulsed the invading Yela by firing a lithium bomb into the Sun. But now that threat seems near fulfilment as appalled scientists detect the rapid approach of a vast, engulfing cloud of hydrogen. Can humanity survive on Earth or must selected pioneers abandon it in search of a safer region of the Galaxy?To find the answer Dick and his allies from Space suffer a perilous voyage into the realms that reach the ultimate in understanding the physical universe.
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  • The Inferno

    By Fred Hoyle, Geoffrey Hoyle
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    Fred Hoyle, Geoffrey Hoyle
    Cameron, a tall, testy, whisky-drinking, nationalist-minded, Scottish physicist, may not have been an astronomer, but he knew the off things in the sky when he saw them. From an Australian mountaintop where he was advising on the location of a radiotelescope he saw what looked like Mars, in the wrong spot in the sky. But it wasn't Mars at all, it was a supernova ... no, not a supernova but a quasar.Knowing what would happen, Cameron dashed home to Scotland and found himself at a crossroads of his life. In the face of total catastrophe, and of intense heat, darkness and rain, he took over as natural leader with both the north and south of the United Kingdom turning to him for help.Sir Fred Hoyle, world-renowned astrophysicist, and his son, Geoffrey Hoyle, have set their newest science fiction thriller not only in London and Scotland, but also at the University of Charlottesville, and in Australia as well.The result is an intriguing, fast-paced novel written with a wry humour and offering some fascinating glimpses of and gibes at astronomy.
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    I, Zombie

    By Doris Piserchia
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    Doris Piserchia
    When the girl from the asylum drowned in the lake that night, she thought it was the end of her life, but she was wrong. With robots at fifty thousand dollars a unit, it was far more economical to use corpse labour - all it took was a two-thousand dollar animating pack in the brain, and a zombie worker, under the direction of a helmeted controller, could do just about anything except think.Or so everyone said. But in the zombie dorms at night, with only the walking dead or roommates, things were not as they should have been. The girl from the asylum seemed to have more mental ability, not less, and someone was trying to kill her. Kill a dead girl?Maybe there was more to heaven than an afterlife of manual labour in the company of a bunch of stiffs!
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    I Spy

    By John Russell Fearn, Vargo Statten
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    John Russell Fearn, Vargo Statten
    Television experimenter Curtis Drew sets out to combine the X-ray with television to aid surgery. However, he discovers instead 'pure' television-invisible 'Z-rays' which have the potential to receive and record any situation-anywhere. Nothing is private any more. The secrets of the warlords, the immoralities of the masses, the hidden crimes all be lie exposed before the merciless, penetrating power of the invisible Z-ray. The invention could benefit humanity, yet to Drew it opens up more lucrative possibilities. He becomes a scientific 'Peeping Tom' and blackmailer, but when murder results, Scotland Yard becomes interested...
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    The Interloper

    By John Russell Fearn, Vargo Statten
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    John Russell Fearn, Vargo Statten
    Warfare between Earth, Venus and Mars is brewing, their hates being fanned by the sinister intrigues of a power-drunk armament baron, Chester Candris. Candrris is enamoured of Ann Urslor, the fiancée of a government official, Ken Hargraves. When Hargraves departs into deep space on a secret mission to prevent the impending war, he is followed by Candris who shoots him, disposing of his rival. But some time later, a gigantic face in the depths of space appears in the night skies on Earth, apparently watching over the planet...and gradually moving nearer. The press dubs the face 'the Interloper' and humanity watches in superstitious awe... then the Interloper speaks!
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    I Came - I Saw - I Wondered

    By John Russell Fearn, Volsted Gridban
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    John Russell Fearn, Volsted Gridban
    An imaginative satire, telling of a benign Martian explorer comes to Earth to observe humanity-and is amazed to discover how Hollywood films and popular literature have engendered an irrational xenophobia and hatred of alien visitors. Befriended by a writer and his wife, the Martian is forced to remain incognito...
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    Inner Cosmos

    By John Russell Fearn, Vargo Statten
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    John Russell Fearn, Vargo Statten
    Another story novelized from the pages of Astounding Stories, telling of the experiments of an alien race who have migrated to the solar system to domicile themselves on Mars. Their experiments result in the death of their leader and lead to the Martians being overwhelmed by an invasion of beings from the microcosm...and, ultimately, to the creation of life on Earth!
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