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Mondi senza fine - parte 1 (Urania)
Author: AA.VV.,
Publisher: Edizioni Mondadori
ISBN: 8852085785
Pages: 378
Year:
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"Come sempre" dice Gardner Dozois "il miglior acquisto per un lettore di fantascienza sono i vari Best of the Year, almeno nel campo delle antologie." In America ne escono diversi, spesso sovrapponendo i racconti, e senza contare le analoghe raccolte dedicate alla fantasy, all'horror e al weird. In Italia, "Urania" è l'unica a fare da anni un'operazione del genere: prima con le raccolte curate da David G. Hartwell e ora con quelle monumentali di Gardner Dozois, ciascuna delle quali deborda in tre corposi volumi del "Millemondi". Anche quest'anno siamo fedeli all'appuntamento con oltre novecento pagine di science fiction e science fantasy, in compagnia di autori eccellenti e di rivelazioni fra cui Lavie Tidhar, Eleanor Arnason, Aliette de Bodard e Gregory Benford. A rappresentare la fantascienza britannica i grandi Alastair Reynolds, Ian McDonald, Stephen Baxter e Paul McAuley: incontrateli nei tre volumi di questa serie da biblioteca.
Mockymen
Author: Ian Watson
Publisher: Gateway
ISBN: 0575114746
Pages: 330
Year: 2011-11-14
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When a young British couple, who make jigsaw puzzles, are hired by an ageing Norwegian to take nude photos of themselves in a sculpture park in Oslo, they are drawn into a web of occult Nazi horror. Even more horrifying will be the fate of the whole world some years later if alien visitors achieve their secret aims. However, the aftermath of events in that Oslo park will provide Anna Sharman with a key to unlock those aims. Anna is a rebel within Britain's intelligence service at a time when most of the world appeases the aliens because of the gifts they bring - and if she must lose her own body in order to discover the truth, she will do so.
City
Author: Clifford D. Simak
Publisher: Gollancz
ISBN: 0575105240
Pages: 256
Year: 2016-03-03
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On a far future Earth, mankind's achievements are immense: artificially intelligent robots, genetically uplifted animals, interplanetary travel, genetic modification of the human form itself. But nothing comes without a cost. Humanity is tired, its vigour all but gone. Society is breaking down into smaller communities, dispersing into the countryside and abandoning the great cities of the world. As the human race dwindles and declines, which of its great creations will inherit the Earth? And which will claim the stars?
The War of the Worlds
Author: Herbert George Wells
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 288
Year: 1898
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H.G. Wells's hugely influential book tracks the exploits of a writer who struggles to survive an alien invasion of Victorian England. After seeing the monstrous Martians firsthand, the narrator attempts to evade their destructive mechanized vehicles and must stay on the run to avoid detection. As he meets other desperate humans, he becomes increasingly pessimistic about any chance of survival. The novel stands as a major milestone in science-fiction literature, inspiring legions of subsequent writers and an endless array of hostile-alien scenarios.
Cosmocopia
Author: Paul Di Filippo
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497664659
Pages: 132
Year: 2014-09-02
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An insane, broken pulp-art painter gets chance at redemption in a phantasmagoric science fiction wonder from a true master of the weird Before his stroke and the onset of old age, Frank Lazorg was the king of the fantasy illustrators—with an ego to match. But he can paint no more. That is, until he starts taking a bizarre new drug that promises to restore his creative powers. Unfortunately, artistic reinvigoration comes with a steep price tag: addiction and madness. With his rage and jealousy unleashed and his grasp of reality severely compromised, Lazorg is led to commit an unspeakable act, and, in turn, is led . . . somewhere else. Suddenly naked and helpless, the artist finds himself in a world of abiding strangeness, filled with monstrous things that seem to mock, yet oddly mirror, Lazorg’s previous reality. And here is Crutchsump, a remarkable creature possessing great love and rare compassion, who could possibly aid in Lazorg’s ultimate salvation as he spirals downward through the Cosmocopia and ever-closer to the Conceptus. Arguably the most inventive force in science fiction since Philip K. Dick in his heyday, Paul Di Filippo outdoes even Paul Di Filippo with his remarkable Cosmocopia. Outrageous, ingenious, nightmarish, funny, provocative, and utterly unforgettable, this is a glittering testament to the towering heights science fiction can achieve.
Kiteworld
Author: Keith Roberts
Publisher: Gateway
ISBN: 0575104309
Pages: 288
Year: 2011-09-29
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The Realm of Kiteworld has survived nuclear catastrophe and is governed by a feudal and militant religious oligarchy - the Church Variant. In the outer Badlands, real or imagined Demons are kept at bay by flying defensive structures of giant interlocking Cody kites piloted by an elite and brave Corps of Observers. Through a series of Kite stories we are drawn compellingly into a strange but recognizable world where loyalty to the Corps is everything and non-conformity is a sin. Keith Roberts depicts the fortunes, passions and failings of his characters against this background of a fragile and superstitious society. As the fanatical Ultras embark on a religious campaign of destruction, the Realm starts to disintegrate fast.
Bones of the Earth
Author: Michael Swanwick
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504036468
Pages: 383
Year: 2016-05-31
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Modern technology is pitted against ancient dinosaurs in this scientific thriller James Rollins calls “Jurassic Park set amid the paradox of time travel.” Paleontologist Richard Leyster is perfectly content in his position with the Smithsonian excavating dinosaur fossil sites and publishing his findings . . . until the mysterious Harry Griffin appears in his office with a cooler containing the head of a freshly killed Stegosaurus. The enigmatic stranger offers Leyster the opportunity to travel back in time to study living dinosaurs in their original habitats—but with strings attached. Soon, the paleontologist finds himself, along with a select team of colleagues—including his chief rival, the ambitious and often ruthless Dr. Gertrude Salley—making discoveries that would prove impossible working from fossils alone. But when Leyster and his team are stranded in the Cretaceous, they must learn to survive while still keeping alive the joy of scientific discovery. This shocking novel spans hundreds of millions of years and deals with the ultimate fate not only of the dinosaurs but also of all humankind. Nominated for the Locus Award, the Hugo Award, and the Nebula Award for Best Novel, Bones of the Earth cements author Michael Swanwick as an author who “proves that sci-fi has plenty of room for wonder and literary values” (San Francisco Chronicle).
Madre nostra
Author: Stefano Paparozzi
Publisher:
ISBN: 889895025X
Pages: 272
Year: 2018-02-15
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Level 7
Author: Mordecai Roshwald
Publisher: Terrace Books
ISBN: 0299200639
Pages: 200
Year: 2004-07-15
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Level 7 is the diary of Officer X-127, who is assigned to stand guard at the "Push Buttons," a machine devised to activate the atomic destruction of the enemy, in the country’s deepest bomb shelter. Four thousand feet underground, Level 7 has been built to withstand the most devastating attack and to be self-sufficient for five hundred years. Selected according to a psychological profile that assures their willingness to destroy all life on Earth, those who are sent down may never return. Originally published in 1959, and with over 400,000 copies sold, this powerful dystopian novel remains a horrific vision of where the nuclear arms race may lead, and is an affirmation of human life and love. Level 7 merits comparison to Huxley’s A Brave New World and Orwell’s 1984 and should be considered a must-read by all science fiction fans.
Supernova
Author: C. A. Higgins
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0553394452
Pages: 304
Year: 2016
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"The events of Lightless set off a revolution that torches the oppressive government surveillance state--and instates a new ruler who may prove just as tyrannical. But the story finds the human element in this political saga: Constance, the leader of the revolution, has won the galaxy, but may be losing her soul. Althea, the heroine of Lightless, has devoted her life to protecting her ship--which has now become sentient, and is learning what it means to be human"--
Ready Player One
Author: Ernest Cline
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307887456
Pages: 384
Year: 2011-08-16
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Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read The worldwide bestseller—now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.
Trouble with Tycho
Author: Clifford D. Simak
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575122390
Pages: 115
Year: 2011-09-29
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Prospecting on the Moon was grim, dangerous and usually unrewarding. Only most of the green-horns who came to try didn't find out until after they got there. Chris Jackson was no exception. He put everything he owned and could borrow into this, and he'd be ruined if he failed. His only chance meant going into Tycho - where three expeditions had already disappeared. He could try¿but would he come out again?
Future Fiction
Author: Bill Campbell, Francesco Verso
Publisher: Rosarium Publishing
ISBN: 1495626938
Pages: 240
Year: 2018-04-17
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In its brief existence, Rosarium Publishing has worked hard in “introducing the world to itself” through groundbreaking, award-winning science fiction and comics. In combing the planet to find the best in each field, Rosarium's own Bill Campbell has found a fellow spirit in Italian publisher, Francesco Verso. Borrowing from the fine tradition of American underground dance labels introducing international labels' music to the people back home, Rosarium brings to you Future Fiction: New Dimensions in International Science Fiction, a thrilling collection of innovative science fiction originally published by Francesco Verso's Italian company, Future Fiction. Here you will find thirteen incredible tales from all around the globe that will not only introduce you to worlds you may not be familiar with but also expand your horizons and the horizons of the science fiction field itself.
The Longest Way Home
Author: Robert Silverberg
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497632374
Pages: 211
Year: 2014-04-01
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"What wonders and adventures he has to tell us," is how Ursula K. LeGuin characterized the world of Robert Silverberg, and in The Longest Way Home, he takes readers on another dazzling odyssey. Joseph, just fifteen and alone in the land known at Getfen, awakens to an attack on the Great House in which he is visiting. Narrowly escaping with his life but still pursued by enemies who wish to see him killed, Joseph must journey across a dark, unfamiliar world in his quest to return to his home of Helikis…and his father. He has thousands of miles to travel and much to learn, about this perilous alien world in transition, and about himself. "What the greatly changed Joseph might find at the end of his journey, and how he might react, are questions that I came to care deeply about." -- New York Times Book Review "One of the world's finest stylists and storytellers." -- San Antonis Express-News A New York Times Notable Book
Titan
Author: John Varley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101623276
Pages: 320
Year: 1987-04-15
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Twenty years ago, the Gaean Trilogy dazzled critics and readers. Now a new generation will discover that brilliant world--beginning with Titan.

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