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Der Kanon mechanischer Seelen
Author: Michael Marrak
Publisher: Amrûn Verlag
ISBN: 395869263X
Pages: 720
Year: 2017-11-30
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In einer fernen Zukunft wird die Erde nur noch von wenigen Menschen bevölkert. Sie führen in ihren jugendlichen Körpern ein Leben, das viele Jahrhunderte währt, und manche von ihnen besitzen eine Gabe: Einzig durch ihren Wunsch und eine flüchtige Berührung sind sie fähig, Materie zu beseelen. In dieser wundersamen, von einer bizarren Mechafauna dominierten Welt lebt Ninive, die auf der Suche nach uralten Relikten das Hochland durchstreift, um längst vergessenen Dingen Leben einzuhauchen und sich ihre Geschichten anzuhören. Das alles beherrschende Bauwerk ist eine vier Kilometer hohe Mauer, von der niemand weiß, wozu sie einst errichtet wurde und wovor sie die Menschen und Maschinen seit Jahrtausenden schützt – bis ein Gesandter aus der letzten Stadt im Hochland auftaucht, der den Auftrag hat, die Bannmauer zu bezwingen. Und er ist der nicht der Einzige, der die verlorene Passage in die Welt dahinter sucht ... DER KANON MECHANISCHER SEELEN ist eine Hommage an Stanislaw Lems "Kyberiade" und seine Robotermärchen, an Miyazaki-Trickfilme wie "Chihiros Reise ins Zauberland" und "Das wandelnde Schloss", an Michael Moorcocks "Am Ende der Zeit", garniert mit einem Schuss "Alice hinter den Spiegeln". Das SF–Romanereignis des Jahres - Gewinner des Seraph und des Kurd Laßwitz-Preises als "Bester Roman"
The Punch Escrow
Author: Tal M. Klein
Publisher: Inkshares
ISBN: 1942645589
Pages: 356
Year: 2017-07-25
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When he’s accidentally duplicated while teleporting, Joel Byram must outrun the most powerful corporation on the planet and find a way back to his wife in a world that now has two of him. Dubbed the “next Ready, Player One,” by former Warner Brothers President Greg Silverman, and now in film development at Lionsgate.
Author: Ramez Naam
Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
ISBN: 0857664026
Pages: 608
Year: 2015-05-05
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The Explosive Conclusion to Nexus and Crux Winner of the Philip K. Dick Award Global unrest spreads through the US, China, and beyond. Secrets and lies set off shockwaves of anger, rippling from mind to mind. Riot police battle neurally-linked protestors. Armies are mobilized. Political orders fall. Nexus-driven revolution is in here. Against this backdrop, a new breed of post-human children are growing into their powers. And a once-dead scientist, driven mad by her torture, is closing in on her plans to seize planet's electronic systems, and re-forge everything in her image. A new Apex species is here. The world will never be the same. File Under: Science Fiction [ Humanity 2.0 | Mind Matters | Hive | This Will Happen ]
The Day of the Triffids
Author: John Wyndham
Publisher: Rosetta Books
ISBN: 0795312113
Pages: 256
Year: 2010-07-01
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The classic postapocalyptic thriller with “all the reality of a vividly realized nightmare” (The Times, London). Triffids are odd, interesting little plants that grow in everyone’s garden. Triffids are no more than mere curiosities—until an event occurs that alters human life forever. What seems to be a spectacular meteor shower turns into a bizarre, green inferno that blinds everyone and renders humankind helpless. What follows is even stranger: spores from the inferno cause the triffids to suddenly take on a life of their own. They become large, crawling vegetation, with the ability to uproot and roam about the country, attacking humans and inflicting pain and agony. William Masen somehow managed to escape being blinded in the inferno, and now after leaving the hospital, he is one of the few survivors who can see. And he may be the only one who can save his species from chaos and eventual extinction . . . With more than a million copies sold, The Day of the Triffids is a landmark of speculative fiction, and “an outstanding and entertaining novel” (Library Journal). “A thoroughly English apocalypse, it rivals H. G. Wells in conveying how the everyday invaded by the alien would feel. No wonder Stephen King admires Wyndham so much.” —Ramsey Campbell “One of my all-time favorite novels. It’s absolutely convincing, full of little telling details, and that sweet, warm sensation of horror and mystery.” —Joe R. Lansdale
The Difference Engine
Author: William Gibson
Publisher: Spectra
ISBN: 0345532589
Pages: 512
Year: 2011-07-26
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1855: The Industrial Revolution is in full and inexorable swing, powered by steam-driven cybernetic Engines. Charles Babbage perfects his Analytical Engine and the computer age arrives a century ahead of its time. And three extraordinary characters race toward a rendezvous with history—and the future: Sybil Gerard—a fallen woman, politician’s tart, daughter of a Luddite agitator Edward “Leviathan” Mallory—explorer and paleontologist Laurence Oliphant—diplomat, mystic, and spy. Their adventure begins with the discovery of a box of punched Engine cards of unknown origin and purpose. Cards someone wants badly enough to kill for…. Part detective story, part historical thriller, The Difference Engine is the collaborative masterpiece by two of the most acclaimed science fiction authors writing today. Provocative, compelling, intensely imagined, it is a startling extension of Gibson’s and Sterling’s unique visions—and the beginning of movement we know today as “steampunk!” From the Paperback edition.
City of Stairs
Author: Robert Jackson Bennett
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0804137188
Pages: 464
Year: 2014-09-09
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An atmospheric and intrigue-filled novel of dead gods, buried histories, and a mysterious, protean city--from one of America's most acclaimed young fantasy writers. The city of Bulikov once wielded the powers of the gods to conquer the world, enslaving and brutalizing millions—until its divine protectors were killed. Now Bulikov has become just another colonial outpost of the world's new geopolitical power, but the surreal landscape of the city itself—first shaped, now shattered, by the thousands of miracles its guardians once worked upon it—stands as a constant, haunting reminder of its former supremacy. Into this broken city steps Shara Thivani. Officially, the unassuming young woman is just another junior diplomat sent by Bulikov's oppressors. Unofficially, she is one of her country's most accomplished spies, dispatched to catch a murderer. But as Shara pursues the killer, she starts to suspect that the beings who ruled this terrible place may not be as dead as they seem—and that Bulikov's cruel reign may not yet be over.
Midnight Awakening
Author: Lara Adrian
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 0440337585
Pages: 400
Year: 2007-11-27
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With a dagger in her hand and vengeance on her mind, Darkhaven beauty Elise Chase prowls Boston’s streets in search of retribution against the Rogue vampires who took from her everything she cherished. Using an extraordinary psychic gift, she tracks her prey, well aware that the power she possesses is destroying her. She must learn to harness this gift, and for that she can turn to only one man—the deadliest of the Breed warriors, Tegan. No stranger to loss, Tegan knows Elise’s pain. He knows fury, but when he slays his enemies it is with ice in his veins. He is perfect in his self-control, until Elise seeks his aid in her personal war. An unholy alliance is forged—a bond that will link them by blood and vow—and plunge them into a tempest of danger, desire, and the darkest passions of the heart. . . . From the Paperback edition.
Author: Alan Dean Foster
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453274073
Pages: 214
Year: 2012-09-11
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A jungle planet must defend against exploitative aliens in this novel by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. From the rich imagination of science fiction great Alan Dean Foster comes the story of Midworld, a Humanx Commonwealth planet that’s equally fragile and hostile. Covered by a lush rainforest, Midworld is home to a primitive society that lives in harmony with the natural world. But the arrival of an exploitative human company, whose workers know nothing of Midworld’s delicate ecosystem, sparks a conflict. Should Midworld’s villagers aid the humans or stand against them? The hero of Foster’s addictive page-turner, Born, decides to lead two humans across the perilous jungle. His choice propels Midworld toward annihilation—and leads him headlong into a battle for survival.
Julian Comstock
Author: Robert Charles Wilson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429956542
Pages: 416
Year: 2009-06-23
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From Robert Charles Wilson, the Hugo Award-winning author of Spin, comes Julian Comstock, an exuberant adventure in a post-climate-change America. In the reign of President Deklan Comstock, a reborn United States is struggling back to prosperity. Over a century after the Efflorescence of Oil, after the Fall of the Cities, after the False Tribulation, after the days of the Pious Presidents, the sixty stars and thirteen stripes wave from the plains of Athabaska to the national capital in New York. In Colorado Springs, the Dominion sees to the nation's spiritual needs. In Labrador, the Army wages war on the Dutch. America, unified, is rising once again. Then out of Labrador come tales of the war hero "Captain Commongold." The masses follow his adventures in the popular press. The Army adores him. The President is...troubled. Especially when the dashing Captain turns out to be his nephew Julian, son of the President's late brother Bryce—a popular general who challenged the President's power, and paid the ultimate price. As Julian ascends to the pinnacle of power, his admiration for the works of the Secular Ancients sets him at fatal odds with the Dominion. Treachery and intrigue will dog him as he closes in on the accomplishment of his lifelong ambition: to make a film about the life of Charles Darwin. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
The Book of Phoenix
Author: Nnedi Okorafor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698175166
Pages: 304
Year: 2015-05-05
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A fiery spirit dances from the pages of the Great Book. She brings the aroma of scorched sand and ozone. She has a story to tell.... The Book of Phoenix is a unique work of magical futurism. A prequel to the highly acclaimed, World Fantasy Award-winning novel, Who Fears Death, it features the rise of another of Nnedi Okorafor’s powerful, memorable, superhuman women. Phoenix was grown and raised among other genetic experiments in New York’s Tower 7. She is an “accelerated woman”—only two years old but with the body and mind of an adult, Phoenix’s abilities far exceed those of a normal human. Still innocent and inexperienced in the ways of the world, she is content living in her room speed reading e-books, running on her treadmill, and basking in the love of Saeed, another biologically altered human of Tower 7. Then one evening, Saeed witnesses something so terrible that he takes his own life. Devastated by his death and Tower 7’s refusal to answer her questions, Phoenix finally begins to realize that her home is really her prison, and she becomes desperate to escape. But Phoenix’s escape, and her destruction of Tower 7, is just the beginning of her story. Before her story ends, Phoenix will travel from the United States to Africa and back, changing the entire course of humanity’s future.
The Forgotten Book
Author: Mechthild Gläser
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 125014678X
Pages: 336
Year: 2018-01-02
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Emma is used to things going her way. Her father is headmaster of her prestigious boarding school, her friends take her advice as gospel, and she's convinced that a relationship with her long-time crush is on the horizon. As it turns out, Emma hasn't seen anything yet. When she finds an old book in an abandoned library, things really start going Emma's way: anything she writes in the book comes true. But the power of the book is not without consequences, and Emma soon realizes that she isn't the only one who knows about it. Someone is determined to take it from her—and they'll stop at nothing to succeed. A new boy in school—the arrogant, aloof, and irritatingly handsome Darcy de Winter—becomes Emma's unlikely ally as secrets are revealed and danger creeps ever closer.
The Lost Stars: Tarnished Knight
Author: Jack Campbell
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101611626
Pages: 400
Year: 2012-10-02
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CEO Artur Drakon has been betrayed. The Syndicate Worlds’ government failed to protect its citizens from both the Alliance and the alien enigmas. With a cadre of reliable soldiers under his command, Drakon launches a battle for control of the Midway Star System—assisted by an ally he’s unsure he can trust… CEO Gwen Iceni was exiled to Midway because she wasn’t ruthless enough in the eyes of her superiors. She proved them wrong by commandeering some of the warships at Midway and declaring the star system’s independence on behalf of the people though staying in charge as “President.” But while she controls the mobile fleet, she has no choice but to rely on “General” Drakon’s ground forces to keep the peace planet-side. If their coup is to succeed, Drakon and Iceni must put their differences aside to prevent the population of Midway from rebelling against them, to defend their star system from the enigmas—and to ferret out saboteurs determined to reestablish Syndic rule…
Author: Michael C. Grumley
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1500697974
Pages: 484
Year: 2014-08-02
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One year ago, a remarkable breakthrough changed what it means to be human. Now from a new research center in Puerto Rico, Alison Shaw and her team are about to stun the world, again. Less than a thousand miles away, a mysterious ship is spotted off the quiet coast of Guyana. Strange circumstances attract the attention of the U.S. Navy, including naval investigators John Clay and Steve Caesare. They soon find that a Chinese crew is making mysterious trips into the jungle under the cover of darkness. Someone has made a surprising discovery beneath the shrouded canopies of South America. One that will change everything. As they race to piece the puzzle together, Clay and Caesare begin to uncover a string of secrets with frightening consequences. The discovery of the century has been made ... and someone is prepared to fight for it.
Author: Jeff VanderMeer
Publisher: Antje Kunstmann
ISBN: 3888979986
Pages: 368
Year: 2015-03-04
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Seit ein mysteröses 'Ereignis' vor mehr als dreißig Jahren das Gebiet erschütterte, ist Area X von einer unsichtbaren Grenze umgeben. Niemand weiß genau, was dahinter geschieht, aber es gibt Gerüchte von einer sich verändernden und die Reste der menschlichen Zivilisation überwuchernden Natur, einer Natur, die ebenso makellos und bezaubernd wie verstörend und bedrohlich ist. Zuständig für das Gebiet ist eine geheime Regierungsorganisation, die sich 'Southern Reach' nennt und den Auftrag hat, herauszufinden, was hinter der Grenze geschieht. Aber keine der Expeditionen, die 'Southern Reach' in das Gebiet entsandte, um Erklärungen für das Unerklärbare zu finden, hatte bisher Erfolg. Die meisten der Expeditionen endeten in Katastrophen, bei denen letztlich alle Mitglieder ums Leben kamen, und die Zeit, um Antworten zu finden, wird knapp, denn Area X scheint sich immer schneller auszudehnen. Es ist Winter, und eine weitere Expedition übertritt die Grenze zu Area X. Während sie, auf der Suche nach einem verschollenen Mitglied einer früheren Expedition, tiefer ins Unbekannte vordringt und mit neuen Herausforderungen konfrontiert wird, nimmt die Bedrohung der Außenwelt durch Area X immer beängstigendere Ausmaße an. Die Geheimnisse von Area X mögen zwar gelüftet worden sein, doch ihre Implikationen und Konsequenzen sind abgrundtief erschreckend.
Going Dark
Author: Linda Nagata
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481440977
Pages: 464
Year: 2015-11-03
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"In the final book of The Red Trilogy, [former army lieutenant James] Shelley must choose who -- or what -- to trust, while struggling to contain an escalating conflict that threatens to plunge the world into chaos and destroy those he loves."--P. [4] of cover.

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