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The Fountains of Paradise
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Publisher: RosettaBooks
ISBN: 0795325428
Pages: 330
Year: 2012-11-30
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Renowned structural engineer Dr. Vannevar Morgan seeks to link Earth to the stars—through the construction of a space elevator connecting to an orbiting satellite 22,300 miles from the planet’s surface. The elevator would lift interstellar spaceships into orbit without the need of rockets to blast through the Earth’s atmosphere—making space travel easier and more cost-effective. Unfortunately, the only appropriate surface base for the elevator is located at the top of a mountain already occupied—by an ancient order of Buddhist monks who strongly oppose the project. Morgan must face down their opposition—as well as enormous technical, political, and economic challenges—in order to make the project successful. Winner of the Nebula and Hugo awards, this novel combines believable science based on the knowledge of the time with heart-stopping suspense—sure to delight science fiction readers and fans of Clarke alike.
Imperial Earth
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Publisher: RosettaBooks
ISBN: 0795325576
Pages: 305
Year: 2012-11-30
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In the year 2276, Duncan Makenzie travels from Saturn’s moon, Titan, to Earth as a diplomatic envoy to the United States. As a member of Titan’s ‘First Family’ descended from the moon’s original settlers 500 years before, Duncan finds himself welcomed into the glittering political and social scene in Washington. But Duncan isn’t just on Earth for a diplomatic visit. Haunted by the memory of a woman from Earth he once loved, Duncan is also driven by the need to continue the family line—despite a devastating genetic defect. A tour-de-force of vivid characterization, futuristic vision, and suspense, Imperial Earth is one of Arthur C. Clarke’s most ambitious novels.
A Fall of Moondust
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Publisher: Rosetta Books
ISBN: 0795325398
Pages: 231
Year: 2012-11-30
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An electrifying, “superbly ingenious” classic of space survival from one of the most influential grandmasters of science fiction (Daily Express). Expanding the Moon’s population hinges on building a thriving tourist industry. But when a prototype tourist craft called the Selene encounters a moonquake, the ship plummets under a vast body of liquid-fine moondust called the Sea of Thirst. Time is running out for the passengers and crew while rescuers find their resources stretched to the limit by the unpredictable conditions of the lunar environment. Nominated for the Hugo Award in 1961, this brilliantly imagined story of human ingenuity and survival is a tour-de-force of psychological suspense and sustained dramatic tension sure to appeal to fans of Andy Weir’s The Martian. “The best book yet about man’s most dramatic journey, the most exciting science fiction novel for years.” —The Evening Standard “Expertly told and cruelly exciting to the end.” —Sunday Times “Extremely good . . . with some superbly ingenious and exciting new twists!” —Daily Express
Beyond the Fall of Night
Author: Arthur C. Clarke, Gregory Benford
Publisher: RosettaBooks
ISBN: 0795324944
Pages: 298
Year: 2012-11-30
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Hundreds of years after the events in Against the Fall of Night, Alvin and Seranis are working to repopulate the Earth with original species resurrected from a library of ancient genetic information. Among these resurrected beings is Cley, a Cro-Magnon and sole survivor of her tribe. Cley joins forces with Alvin and a large, intelligent rodent named Seeker to eliminate the threat from the Mad Mind once and for all—and clear the way for life in the Solar System to thrive. Beyond the Fall of Night is an authorized sequel to Arthur C. Clarke’s classic science fiction novel Against the Fall of Night, written by acclaimed science fiction author and astrophysicist Gregory Benford.
Childhood’s End
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Publisher: RosettaBooks
ISBN: 0795324979
Pages: 240
Year: 2012-11-30
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In the near future, enormous silver spaceships appear without warning over mankind’s largest cities. They belong to the Overlords, an alien race far superior to humanity in technological development—and their purpose is to dominate the Earth. Their demands, however, are surprisingly beneficial—end war, poverty, and cruelty. Their presence, rather than signaling the end of humanity, ushers in a golden age—or so it seems. But it comes at a price. Without conflict, humanity ceases to work toward creative achievement, and culture stagnates. And as the years pass, it becomes more and more clear that the Overlords have a hidden agenda for the evolution of the human race—that may not be as beneficial as it seems. Originally published in 1953, Childhood’s End is Clarke’s first successful novel—and is considered a classic of science fiction literature. Its dominating theme of transcendent evolution appears in many of Clarke’s later works, including the Space Odyssey series. In 2004, the book was nominated for the Retro Hugo Award for Best Novel.
The Songs of Distant Earth
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Publisher: Rosetta Books
ISBN: 0795325843
Pages: 319
Year: 2012-11-30
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Earth refugees threaten a peaceful space settlement in this influential novel from the Golden Age science fiction author of 2001: A Space Odyssey. More than two thousand years in the future, a small human colony thrives on the ocean paradise of Thalassa—sent there centuries ago to continue the human race before Earth’s destruction. Thalassa’s resources are vast—and the human colony has lived a bucolic life there. But their existence is threatened when the spaceship Magellan arrives on their world—carrying one million refugees from Earth, fleeing the dying planet. Reputed to be Arthur C. Clarke’s favorite novel, The Songs of Distant Earth addresses several fascinating scientific questions unresolved in their time—including the question of why so few neutrinos from the sun have been measured on Earth. In addition, Clarke presents an inventive depiction of the use of vacuum energy to power spacecraft—and the technical logistics of space travel near the speed of light. “Clarke’s simple, musical style never falters in this novel, which is a sobering yet far from bleak commentary on humanity’s longing for the stars. Highly recommended.” —Library Journal
The Ghost from the Grand Banks
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Publisher: RosettaBooks
ISBN: 0795325487
Pages: 274
Year: 2012-11-30
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Two years before the centennial anniversary of the Titanic’s demise, two powerful corporations are competing to raise the two halves of the famous ship. But what they find deep beneath the ocean’s surface is more than they bargained for: six perfectly preserved bodies, including one of a beautiful woman who was not listed among the ship’s original passengers. Who was she—and what was her secret? The mission to find out becomes all-consuming—and, for some, deadly. This fast-paced tale combines a centuries-old mystery with thoroughly modern suspense—and Clarke’s unmatched vision of future technologies.
The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Publisher: RosettaBooks
ISBN: 0795325037
Pages: 300
Year: 2012-11-30
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In the title story of this collection, Earth has entered its final ice age—precipitated by the cooling of the sun. In this forbidding climate, a small tribe of nomadic human survivors travels toward the equator ahead of glaciers moving down from the North Pole, carrying with them a handful of relics from the 21st century—and racing against the ice to preserve them from annihilation. This collection is a showcase of groundbreaking stories that wrestle with the moral, psychological, and ethical implications of scientific advancement—written by one of the foremost science fiction authors of our time.
Pavane
Author: Keith Roberts
Publisher: Gateway
ISBN: 0575104252
Pages: 288
Year: 2011-09-29
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1588: Queen Elizabeth is felled by an assassin's bullet. Within the week, the Spanish Armada had set sail, and its victory changed the course of history. 1968: England is still dominated by the Church of Rome. There are no telephones, no television, no nuclear power. As Catholicism and the Inquisition tighten their grip, rebellion is growing.
Way Station
Author: Clifford D. Simak
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504013182
Pages: 236
Year: 2015-07-21
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An ageless hermit runs a secret way station for alien visitors in the Wisconsin woods in this Hugo Award–winning science fiction classic Enoch Wallace is not like other humans. Living a secluded life in the backwoods of Wisconsin, he carries a nineteenth-century rifle and never seems to age—a fact that has recently caught the attention of prying government eyes. The truth is, Enoch is the last surviving veteran of the American Civil War and, for close to a century, he has operated a secret way station for aliens passing through on journeys to other stars. But the gifts of knowledge and immortality that his intergalactic guests have bestowed upon him are proving to be a nightmarish burden, for they have opened Enoch’s eyes to humanity’s impending destruction. Still, one final hope remains for the human race . . . though the cure could ultimately prove more terrible than the disease. Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel, Way Station is a magnificent example of the fine art of science fiction as practiced by a revered Grand Master. A cautionary tale that is at once ingenious, evocative, and compassionately human, it brilliantly supports the contention of the late, great Robert A. Heinlein that “to read science-fiction is to read Simak.”
Body Double
Author: Tess Gerritsen
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345547713
Pages: 498
Year: 2013-12-31
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Returning from Paris to discover a murder victim in her driveway, Boston medical examiner Maura Isles is shocked to discover that the victim looks exactly like her and is a twin sister she never knew.
The Wanderer
Author: Fritz Leiber
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497616972
Pages: 320
Year: 2014-04-01
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Science Fiction Grand Master and Hugo and Nebula–Award winning author Fritz Leiber concocts a powerful allegorical novel that pierces to the heart of the human condition. The Wanderer inspires feelings of pure terror in the hearts of the five billion human beings inhabiting Planet Earth. The presence of an alien planet causes increasingly severe tragedies and chaos. However, one man stands apart from the mass of frightened humanity. For him, the legendary Wanderer is a mere tale of bizarre alien domination and human submission. His conception of the Wanderer bleeds into unrequited love for the mysterious “she” who owns him.
The Forever War #1
Author: Joe Haldeman
Publisher: Titan Comics
ISBN: 1785861808
Pages: 34
Year: 2017-02-15
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A stunning adaptation of the Hugo Award-winning novel. A story of humanity, frailty and the horrors of war. William Mandella, a young physics student has been conscripted into the United Nations Exploratory Force. As a member of an elite task force, he and his comrades are to be sent into the depths of space to battle the alien race that has recently attacked the ships of human columnists. William is witness to the harshest realities of war as training for the mission begins, and he sees that humans have taken on a fight for which they are in no way ready… p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri; min-height: 14.0px}
Earthlight
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Publisher: Rosetta Books
ISBN: 0795325150
Pages: 194
Year: 2012-11-30
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A thrilling, suspense-filled space opera set in the near future and a forerunner of television hits like Star Trek and The Expanse. Two hundred years after landing on the Moon, mankind has moved further out into the solar system. With permanent settlements now established on the Moon, Venus, and Mars, the inhabitants of these colonies have formed a political alliance called the Federation. On the Moon, a government agent from Earth is tracking a suspected spy at a prominent observatory. His mission is complicated by the rise in tensions between Earth's government and the Federation over access to rare heavy metals. As the agent finds himself locked in a battle for life and death on the eerie, lunar landscape, the larger conflict explodes across space, leaving mankind’s future in doubt.
No Enemy But Time
Author: Michael Bishop
Publisher: Gollancz
ISBN: 0575093110
Pages: 365
Year: 2013-08-08
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Joshua Kampa is torn between two worlds-the Early Pleistocene Africa of his dreams and the twentieth-century reality of his waking life. These worlds are transposed when a government experiment sends him over a million years back in time. Here, John builds a new life as part of a tribe of protohumans. But the reality of early Africa is much more challenging than his fantasies. With the landscape, the species, and John himself evolving, he reaches a temporal crossroads where he must decide whether the past or the future will be his present.

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