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By Fred Hoyle. 1961
Baffled by the sudden rise of a powerful centre of industrialisation in the south of Ireland, Intelligence in London send…a young Cambridge graduate, Thomas Sherwood, to study this phenomenon. He travels as a student, and makes his way to that part of Kerry where Ossian is said to have made his famous ride.
By Margaret St Clair. 1967
Before the dawn of man . . .. . . there was a covenant between the land and the sea…people - a covenant long forgotten by those who stayed on shore, but indelibly etched in the minds of others - the dolphins of Altair.Now the covenant had been broken. Dolphins were being wantonly sacrificed in the name of scientific research, their waters increasingly polluted, their number dangerously diminished. They had to find allies and strike back. Allies willing to sever their own earthly bonds for the sake of their sea brothers - willing, if necessary, to execute the destruction of the whole human race . . .
By Brad Kent, Denis Hughes. 1952
By Margaret St Clair. 1969
They had existed from time immemorial, hidden in a space warp far beneath the the surface of the Earth. Until…now, their only form of nourishment had been a strange hallucinogenic grain. Now, they hungered for human flesh. The Earth was to be their stockyard and mankind their meat...
By Denis Hughes, Arn Romulus. 1953
Working on the theory that an electronic current variation is set up by thought processes within the human brain, Alex…Larsen and his fellow scientists developed a system of telepathic cerebral communication. Nothing, it seemed, could be more valuable. Here was a soundless means of communication without complex or bulky equipment. But there was the matter of a mysterious thought-voice that interrupted the experiment...
By Stephen Baxter. 2016
They have measured the slow pulse of the seasons as the Earth spins its stately annual dance. Their memories stretch…back across the million-year cycles of the ice sheets.Their stories tell of the making of the world. And as the millenia have passed, their legends have served them well.And a thousand years from now, on a different world, they will be the difference between life and death, between extinction and a future as long as the past.This new ebook edition collects three of Stephen Baxter's early books together for the first time.Starting with the story of SilverHair, the last of the few remaining mammoths that have survived in a Siberian evolutionary backwater the MAMMOTH trilogy is the story of the mammoths of history and legend. It is their story built on their own myths and traditions. Conscious and intelligent, the mammoths of this trilogy have, within the limits of their nature, their own culture and oral mythology, even a creation myth, which they will use to tell their story, understand their world and try to cope with the encroachments of mankind.
By John Lane, Denis Hughes. 1953
For space operators to find a derelict ship on one of the many dead worlds at the fringe of the…Galaxy was not unusual, but in this instance it led to one of the weirdest adventures ever experienced by mortal beings. From a salvage point of view it was a worthless find, but its log book-and the small but priceless cargo it carried-opened up a wide field of speculation, prompting the people who found it to penetrate deeper into space in search of the nameless world from which the wreck had come...
By Michael Moorcock. 2001
Moorcock's second great London novel - and thematic sequel to MOTHER LONDON - returns to print in a newly revised…edition.The death of Princess Di heralded a spring clean of the soul. And the dirt we wanted off our coffee tables was the kind of salacious exposure tabloid paparazzo photographer Denny Dover had made a fortune out of. Now he's out of work and moving to the godforsaken wastes of Skerring on the South coast to lick his wounds. A former rock star, this East End lad-made-good lived it up with the best of them. But his childhood friend, hugely wealthy magnate Sir John Barbican-Begg (deceased, allegedly) is resurrecting events from a past littered with dysfunction and greed, sex, rock and roll and a ton of drugs. Denny's life encapsulates the fevered underground of a London teeming with contradiction and ambivalence, subversion and rage. Moorcock's hugely entertaining follow-up to his masterpiece MOTHER LONDON captured the spirit of our age as we staggered into the new millennium.
By Denis Hughes, Marvin Ashton. 1953
Until the coming of the People of Asa, the world of Man went its own, often quarrelsome, way along the…road of human advancement. There were many pitfalls on the road, conflict and misery often going hand-in-hand; but there was happiness as well. It was, for us and millions more, a happiness interrupted by the terrible advent of the worst scourge ever visited on Man - an alien invasion of the Earth's surface by beings of diabolical power.Rising from the deeps, wielding weapons hitherto beyond mortal conception, the Asans wrought havoc on a fearful scale. Picked out from our fellow men, we witnessed scenes of appalling chaos, experiencing as well a measure of the seeming magic of which these beings were capable. Only when all seemed lost did the fortunes of mankind change, and that in a manner we none of us dared to hope...
By Stephen Donaldson. 2015
Stephen Donaldson devoted many years to his epic creation The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant. Now he is back with an…all new novella; 40,000 words of richly imagined fantasy with beautiful world building and intense characterisation. The perfect read for existing fans and new readers alike.A man on a horse, confident in his powers but alone, rides a long and lonely road through rain-soaked woods. But he is on a path that he knows and he is bringing much needed justice with him. Four guards stop him. But not for long.Stephen Donaldson has clearly loved the opportunity to write an all new fantasy and this book is a timely reminder of the power of his writing; writing that inspired a generation of readers and authors alike.
By Murray Constantine. 1934
Originally published in England in 1934, this searing, still timely novel offers and incisive critique of the sexual politics and…militarism of England, and the West as a whole.Proud Man is told from the perspective of a "Genuine Person" who has been thrown back in time thousands of years from a peaceful future society. The Genuine Person comes from a people that are androgynous, self-fertilizing, and vegetarian; they live without a national government and artificial social divisions of gender and class. Taking on first female, then male form, the "Genuine Person" confronts the deeply troubled reality of England in the 1930s, still battered after one World War and on the road to another.
By James Tiptree Jr.. 1978
A secret US navy research project is founded to investigate the existence of paranormal powers, bringing together a variety of…men and women who have shown indications of telepathic ability. As a result of the experiment they make mental contact with the Tyrenni, strange alien beings resembling winged squids who dwell in the upper atmosphere of their tempestuous world.The aliens' world, Tyree, is being threatened by a huge being, the Destroyer, which is moving inexorably towards them, obliterating whole solar systems in its path. When the Tyrenni realise that it threatens to exterminate life on Tyree, they are forced into the decision - contrary to all their moral beliefs - to take over the bodies of their human contacts in order to preserve their race.
By Matthew Reilly. 2016
There are sixteen contestants, but only one will survive.The last thing Jack West remembers is arriving for a meeting at…a top-secret military base with his family in tow.Now he awakes to find himself in a hellish scenario. Jack has been selected to take part in The Games, a series of deadly challenges designed to fulfil an ancient ritual. If he chooses not to compete, both he and his daughter will be killed.With the fate of the Earth at stake, Jack will have to traverse diabolical mazes, fight ruthless assassins and face unimaginable horrors that will test him to the limit.In the process, he will discover the mysterious and powerful group of individuals behind it all: the four legendary kingdoms.* * * * *READERS LOVE THE JACK WEST THRILLERS'A super duper kick ass soldier''Electrifying''Enjoy the rollercoaster ride''You won't be able to put it down''I'm "Team Jack" all the way'
By E. C. Eliott. 1956
Earth-born men had been able to travel to Space, but till now Space-born men had not been able to travel…to Earth.It was left for Space-born boys - Kemlo, and his friends Kerowski and Karten - to blaze this trail.
By Denis Hughes, Dee Carter. 1952
In A.D. 2043 the world seemed doomed to suffer the impact of total war on a hitherto undreamed-of scale. The…horrors of titanic bombardment and the searing ravages of electronic ray assault were slowly simmering up to a point when the Controllers themselves could not turn back. But it was only a handful of men and women, living and working in the underground dumps of destructive force, who fully appreciated the danger. They feared for their fellow beings; but when the war itself was due to start the blow came, not from a mortal enemy but from a far more terrible foe...
By Jon Wallace. 2016
A fast-moving, filmic and violent SF thriller, perfect for fans of Jack Campbell. A meeting of The Road and Rogue…Trooper.'My nanotech is dead. By definition I am no longer Ficial. On the other hand I don't experience your emotions. That makes me inhuman. Like I said: neither one nor the other.'Caught in a world that is too busy destroying itself to care for anything except how to exploit the weak, Kenstibec is the ultimate outsider: he used to be invulnerable but now he's just a killer with no-one to kill for.But when the old world is ending everyone needs a reason to live, someone to live for. Kenstibec is on aquest. A quest that will take him across a freezing ocean and into the cold heart of a new world order.
By John Lane, Denis Hughes. 1952
The arrival of a party of aliens from a distant world would arouse mixed feelings in the mind of any…human witness involved. But if the strangers prove to be the advance party of a gigantic global migration scheme most human beings would almost certainly be afraid. Hardly surprising, therefore, that Mike and Jay, caught up in the mesh of just such a situation, were two very frightened people. But they were also on the brink of the most fantastic adventure ever woven around the lives of ordinary mortal beings...
By Denis Hughes, Neil Charles. 1953
From the unplumbed depths of new and startling fields of research a man, groping after the truth, contrived a group…of life-forms of microscopic size. It was a daring experiment, made possible through the medium of advanced instruments and techniques which offered scope in the realms of micro-dissection. In that respect, then, the operation was successful: life-forms had been created by means of chromosomic manipulation. But the impact of the resulting entities was to have a disturbing effect on the man who made them...
By Denis Hughes, Lee Elliott. 1952
The aim of Laurie Paton and his colleagues was a goal which no other scientists had ever attained - the…creation of a living entity by means of synthetic biological structure. But, working on their isolated island base, they unleashed a force for which they had never bargained, and against which they found themselves powerless. They created, not the entity they aimed at, but a window in Time, and, unexpectedly, a channel through which the Forces of Darkness assailed them.
By Ursula K. Le Guin. 1985
A long, long time from now, in the valleys of what will no longer be called Northern California, might be…going to have lived a people called the Kesh. But Always Coming Home is not the story of the Kesh. Rather it is the stories of the Kesh - stories, poems, songs, recipes - Always Coming Home is no less than an anthropological account of a community that does not yet exist, a tour de force of imaginative fiction by one of modern literature's great voices.