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By Mike Chen. 2019
From the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: BrotherhoodA Goodreads Choice Awards 2019 SemifinalistOne of BookBub&’s Best Science Fiction Books…of 2019One of Book Riot&’s Best Books of 2019 So FarOne of The Nerd Daily&’s Best Debut Novels of 2019Featured in The Millions &“A Year in Reading&”One of Entropy&’s Best Fiction Books of 2019He&’ll go anywhere and any when to save his daughterKin Stewart is an everyday family man: working in IT, trying to keep the spark in his marriage, struggling to connect with his teenage daughter.But his current life is a far cry from his previous career…as a time-traveling secret agent from over a century in the future.Stranded in suburban San Francisco since the 1990s after a botched mission, Kin has kept his past hidden from everyone around him, until one afternoon, his &“rescue&” team arrives—eighteen years too late.Their mission: return Kin to 2142, where he&’s been gone only weeks, not years, and where another family is waiting for him. A family he can&’t remember.Torn between two lives, Kin&’s desperate efforts to stay connected to both will threaten to destroy the agency and even history itself. With his daughter&’s very existence at risk, he will have to take one final trip to save her—even if it means breaking all the rules of time travel in the process.&“Heartfelt and thrilling… Chen&’s concept is unique, and [his characters&’] agony is deeply moving. Quick pacing, complex characters, and a fascinating premise.&”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
By Allen Stroud. 2023
Fourth episode in the Fractal mini-series, building on the heavily-praised worlds of Fearless and Resilient set in 2118AD, now accompanied…by an awesome soundtrack.The aftermath of the Attacama incident. An investigator tries to piece together clues on who might be to blame as corporations move in to exploit the situation and cover up the evidence. As she gets closer to the truth, she gets closer to danger.FLAME TREE PRESS is the home of new fiction at Flame Tree Publishing. It brings together powerful new authors and the more established; award winners, exciting, original and inclusive voices.
By Frank Herbert. 2012
Three of the greatest SF novels in the world in one bumper omnibus'An astonishing science fiction phenomenon' WASHINGTON POST'I know…nothing comparable to it except The Lord of the Rings' Arthur C ClarkeHerbert's evocative, epic tales are set on the desert planet Arrakis, the focus for a complex political and military struggle with galaxy-wide repercussions.Arrakis is the source of spice, a mind-enhancing drug which makes interstellar travel possible; it is the most valuable substance in the galaxy. When Duke Atreides and his family take up court there, they fall into a trap set by the Duke's bitter rival, Baron Harkonnen. The Duke is poisoned, but his wife and her son Paul escape to the vast and arid deserts of Arrakis, which have given the planet its nickname of Dune.Paul and his mother join the Fremen, the Arrakis natives, who have learnt to live in this harsh and complex ecosystem. But learning to survive is not enough - Paul's destiny was mapped out long ago and his mother is committed to seeing it fulfilled.Read the series which inspired the 2021 Denis Villeneuve epic Oscar nominated film, Dune, starring Oscar Isaac, Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya and Josh Brolin.* * * * * * * * * * * * *'This is - quite simply - the most magnificent Sci-Fi epic ever written . . . The scope of Asimov's Foundation, the attention to detail and context of Tolkien's LotR, coupled with an unmatched visionary socio-ecological messianic narrative that is scarily relevant today ' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐'Frank Herbert's immortal space opera that created many of the tropes we take for granted inside them is a book that doesn't need my endorsement . . . the nobility is some of the most decadent and depraved in fiction . . . It's a fantastic book, amazing story' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐'The blend of science-aversion, exploitation of the naive by systematic manipulation of religion and witchcraft, and the harsh realities of life in a barren and mineral depleted desert is astounding. I love these books!' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐'Herbert succeeds at juxtaposing so many different elements: ecology, religion, consciousness, feudalism, space travel... gawsh, I could go on! . . . It is a mainly character-driven plot, with the three books in this trilogy focusing on the Atreides family on Dune . . . I think everyone should delve into this world, let themselves be absorbed by it. It makes you question your reality, your choices, your relationships and the impact you have on the world, or the impact the world has on you' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐'Dune perhaps epitomises science-fiction. The willingness to embrace big ideas and show them playing out on a broad canvas . . . You have to read it to believe it' Goodreads reviewer
By Julie Taylor. 2023
Have you ever wondered how strange Earth would seem to a visitor from another planet? How would everyday objects appear?…Perhaps the toys in your bedroom would be confusing, or even frightening. Art the Alien is a tiny traveller from outer space. Join him on his adventures as he explores the Earth’s surface for the very first time.
By Steven James. 2019
Thirty years in the future, when AI is so advanced that humans live side by side with cognizant humanoid robots…called Artificials, Kestrel Hathaway must come to terms not just with what machines?know,?but with what they?believe.Soon after experiencing a personal tragedy, Kestrel witnesses a terrorist attack on a nearby artificial factory and is drawn into a world of conspiracies and lies that she and Jordan, her Artificial, have to untangle. With a second, more brutal attack looming on the horizon, their best chance of stopping it is teaming up with federal counterterrorism agent Nick Vernon. But the clock is ticking—and all the while, Jordan is asking questions Artificials were never meant to ask.Deftly weaving suspense and intrigue into a rich, resonant tale that explores faith and what it really means to be human, Steven James offers us a glimpse into the future—and into our own hearts.Synapse?is an unforgettable, gripping story of dreams shattered, truth revealed, and hope reborn.Praise for?Synapse:&“Perfectly timed and thought-provoking,?Synapse?is a smart, intense thriller that keeps the suspense?building until the final page. Steven James once again delivers a perfect amalgam of character and?plot, totally immersing the reader in an irresistible narrative.&” —Simon Gervais, international bestselling author of?Hunt Them Down&“Next-level suspense that keeps the pages turning, combined with next-level writing on par?with the great literary masters . . .?Synapse?is not merely a thriller you should read—as 5G?approaches and advances in AI snowball, it is the thriller you can&’t afford?not to.&” —James R. Hannibal, award-winning author of?The Gryphon Heist
By Dianne Hartsock. 2023
The year is 2062, eight years since the United Nations evolved into the Global Alliance of Nations, when the last…hold-out country signed the Intergovernmental Peace Treaty of 2054.So why, when a spacecraft of unknown origin crash-lands in a remote area of the Black Hills, SD, is Dr. Trevor Barwell filled with dread? The Peace Treaty should extend to any visitors to Earth, correct? As a doctor with Médecins Sans Frontières, Trevor is ready to aid the injured, whether human or not.With his lover, Dr. Miles Coleman from the Department of Global Sciences, and the beautiful, genderfluid Dr. Jase Graham with the United Environmental Protection Agency, Trev sets out to protect the travelers at any cost. But it’s always dangerous when politics are involved, and Trev wonders if the Peace Treaty is strong enough not to break under pressure, or is he in for the fight of his life?
By Jaimie Schock. 2023
Hacker Bast has it all: a cushy condo, a sexy boyfriend, and a place among the wealthy elite. When his…past catches up with him, he flees into the dreary and dangerous wastelands between domed cities. There he meets Delphi, who saves him, and Galeron, who runs a small town. He is anything but safe, however, as robotic “dogs” roam the countryside, looking for people to kill, and humans can be just as deadly.As Bast settles in to life in the town, he develops a controversial relationship with Galeron. They fall in love, but all is not well in their world. Can the two of them survive and reach the happy ending they long for, or will the wastelands take everything they hold dear?
By Jason Mott. 2013
The National Book Award–winning author of Hell of a Book shares “a breathtaking novel that navigates emotional minefields with realism…and grace” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).Harold and Lucille Hargrave’s eight-year-old son, Jacob, died tragically in 1966. In their old age they’ve settled comfortably into life without him. . . . Until one day Jacob mysteriously appears on their doorstep—flesh and blood, still eight years old.All over the world people’s loved ones are returning from beyond. No one knows how or why, whether it’s a miracle or a sign of the end. But as chaos erupts around the globe, the newly reunited family finds itself at the center of a community on the brink of collapse, forced to navigate a mysterious new reality.With spare, elegant prose and searing emotional depth, award-winning poet Jason Mott explores timeless questions of faith and morality, love and responsibility. This acclaimed debut novel marked Mott’s arrival as an important new voice in contemporary fiction.
By Paul Rankine. 2023
Flying saucers, colourful planets, shining stars and erm... a playful game of hide and seek with aliens? Not your usual…day at the park! But one that Lola and her trusty pooch Beau won’t forget in a hurry! An intergalactic adventure for all to enjoy.
By Suzette Elgin. 2002
In this dystopian science fiction classic set in a world where women have no rights, the patriarchy sends a covert…female agent to take down the resistance. In the second entry of the Native Tongue trilogy, the time has come for Láadan—the secret language created to resist an oppressive patriarchy—to empower womankind worldwide. To expand the language&’s reach, female linguists translate the Bible into Láadan, and a group of Roman Catholic nuns are tasked to spread the language. But when outraged priests detect their sabotage, they send a double agent to infiltrate and destroy the movement from the inside…Originally published in the 1980s, the Native Tongue trilogy is a classic dystopian tale: a testament to the power of language and women's collective action. &“This angry feminist text is also an exemplary experiment in speculative fiction, deftly and implacably pursuing both a scientific hypothesis and an ideological hypothesis through all their social, moral, and emotional implications.&”—Ursula K. Le Guin&“Less well known than The Handmaid's Tale but just as apocalyptic in their vision…Native Tongue along with its sequel The Judas Rose . . . record female tribulations in a world where…women have no public rights at all. Elgin's heroines do, however, have one set of weapons—words of their own.&”—Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar, New York Times Book Review&“A pioneering feminist experiment.&”—Literary Hub&“A welcome reminder of the feminist legacies of science fiction…Explores the power of speech, agency, and subversion in a work that is as gripping, troubling, and meaningful today as it has ever been.&”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
By Toshikazu Kawaguchi. 2020
*NOW AN LA TIMES BESTSELLER**OVER ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD**AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER*If you could go back in time, who would you want…to meet?In a small back alley of Tokyo, there is a café that has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. Local legend says that this shop offers something else besides coffee—the chance to travel back in time.Over the course of one summer, four customers visit the café in the hopes of making that journey. But time travel isn&’t so simple, and there are rules that must be followed. Most important, the trip can last only as long as it takes for the coffee to get cold.Heartwarming, wistful, mysterious and delightfully quirky, Toshikazu Kawaguchi&’s internationally bestselling novel explores the age-old question: What would you change if you could travel back in time?Meet more wonderful characters in the next captivating novel in the Before the Coffee Gets Cold series, Before We Say Goodbye, releasing November 14, 2023!Read the rest of the Before the Coffee Gets Cold series: Tales from the Cafe Before Your Memory Fades
By James Corey. 2011
From a New York Times bestselling and Hugo award-winning author comes a modern masterwork of science fiction, introducing a captain,…his crew, and a detective as they unravel a horrifying solar system wide conspiracy that begins with a single missing girl. Now a Prime Original series. Humanity has colonized the solar system—Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt and beyond—but the stars are still out of our reach.Jim Holden is XO of an ice miner making runs from the rings of Saturn to the mining stations of the Belt. When he and his crew stumble upon a derelict ship, the Scopuli, they find themselves in possession of a secret they never wanted. A secret that someone is willing to kill for—and kill on a scale unfathomable to Jim and his crew. War is brewing in the system unless he can find out who left the ship and why.Detective Miller is looking for a girl. One girl in a system of billions, but her parents have money and money talks. When the trail leads him to the Scopuli and rebel sympathizer Holden, he realizes that this girl may be the key to everything.Holden and Miller must thread the needle between the Earth government, the Outer Planet revolutionaries, and secretive corporations—and the odds are against them. But out in the Belt, the rules are different, and one small ship can change the fate of the universe."Interplanetary adventure the way it ought to be written." —George R. R. MartinThe ExpanseLeviathan WakesCaliban's WarAbaddon's GateCibola BurnNemesis GamesBabylon's AshesPersepolis RisingTiamat's WrathLeviathan FallsMemory's LegionThe Expanse Short FictionDriveThe Butcher of Anderson StationGods of RiskThe ChurnThe Vital AbyssStrange DogsAuberonThe Sins of Our Fathers
By Asja Bakic. 2015
A debut collection of darkly humorous, feminist speculative fiction from the Balkans, “sly, uncommon stories” by “a major talent” (Jeff…VanderMeer, award-winning author of Hummingbird Salamander).Mars showcases a series of unique and twisted universes, where every character is tasked with making sense of their strange reality. One woman will be freed from purgatory once she writes the perfect book; another abides in a world devoid of physical contact. With wry prose and skewed humor, an emerging feminist writer explores twenty-first century promises of knowledge, freedom, and power.“Bakic’s stories are a dark delight—a treasury of forbidden pleasures, moments of resistance and resilience, and terrifying possibilities.” —Strange Horizons“At turns funny, surreal, and grounded in simple language but flung through twisted realities, the stories in this collection are provocative and utterly readable.” —The Brooklyn Rail“Skillfully disorienting.” —BUST“There’s an immediacy to Bakic’s offbeat worldview, sometimes strange and surreal, sometimes terrifying and upsetting, that pairs perfectly with the madness of the current political moment.” —Locus Magazine“Bosnian writer Bakic’s debut teems with the oddball narratives of George Saunders, the eerie atmosphere of Edgar Allan Poe, and the feminist intellect of Marge Piercyc. . . Told in a straightforward manner that transports speculative fiction into almost realist territory, Bakic’s collection imaginatively and strikingly examines sci-fi tropes from not only the point of view of women, but also from the voice of an effortlessly gifted writer whose future is much brighter than that of those depicted in her stories.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
By Troy Denning. 2017
An original full-length novel set in the Halo universe and based on the New York Times bestselling video game series!December…2553. Less than a year after the end of the Covenant War, a string of violent incidents continues to threaten the tenuous peace in human-held space, culminating in the assassination of UNSC fleet admiral Graselyn Tuwa and the abduction of her family. It is a provocation so outrageous that the Office of Naval Intelligence must retaliate swiftly and ferociously—but only after its operatives identify her killer and rescue the hostages. This mission will be the first for homicide-detective-turned-ONI-operative Veta Lopis and her young team of Spartan-IIIs, and something feels wrong from the start. The obvious suspect is an infamous Brute dokab who leads the Keepers of the One Freedom, a Covenant splinter group in fierce opposition to the UNSC. But Lopis and her team soon realize that the truth is much more insidious than they could ever have imagined, and along with Fred-104, Kelly-087, and Linda-058 of Blue Team for combat support, must stop a plan hatched in the bowels of the secret research station Argent Moon—a plan so sinister it could destroy all those still reeling from thirty years of intergalactic conflict...
By Michael La Ronn. 2021
Meet Cyrus Grant, rat shifter. Covered in trash? Check. Getting washed through a sewer in a thunderstorm, fighting for his…life? Check. Hunted by a mad scientist and an evil fae? Ugh. Just another day in the life of a rat shifter… All Cyrus wanted to do was find a job so he could stop sleeping on his sister's couch. Getting turned into a rat? Not on his to-do list. Aren't shifters supposed to be lions, bears, and dudes with hairy man chests? Somebody missed the memo. Cyrus must survive the city’s paranormal underbelly, and worse—the brutal world of rats. If he can’t, he’s a dead rat walking. The Chicago Rat Shifter series is a fast-paced, full tilt urban fantasy that proves that the best heroes come in small packages. V2.0
By Suzanne Palmer. 2023
"From a Hugo Award-winning author comes the third dramatized audiobook in this action-packed sci-fi caper, starring Fergus Ferguson, interstellar repo…man and professional finder. Fergus is back on Earth at last, trying to figure out how to live a normal life. However, it seems the universe has other plans for him. When his cousin sends him off to help out a friend, Fergus accidently stumbles across a piece of an ancient alien artifact that some very powerful people seem to think means the entire solar system is in danger. And since he's the one who found it, they're certain it's also his problem to deal with. With the help of his newfound sister, friends both old and new, and some enemies, too, Fergus needs to find the rest of the artifact and destroy the pieces before anyone can reassemble the original and open a multidimensional door between Earth and a vast, implacable, alien swarm. Problem is, the pieces could be anywhere on Earth, and he's not the only one out searching. Performed by Karen Novack, John Kielty, Gail Shalan, Bradley Foster Smith, Michael Glenn, David Cui Cui, Rayner Gabriel, Aure Nash, Andrew James Spooner, Kevin Couto, Earl Fisher, Khaya Fraites, Lolita Horne, Julienne Irons, Nick J. Russo, Sura Siu, Nora Achrati, DeJeanette Horne, James Konicek, Holly Adams, Alejandro Ruiz, Terence Aselford, Alysia Beltran, Nhea Durousseau, Peter Holdway, Torian Brackett, Drew Kopas, Jeri Marshall, Keval Shah, Nanette Savard, Eric Messner, Danny Gavigan, Ian Russell, and Scott McCormick."
By Sj King. 2022
Blast off into space with this lunar themed instalment of DK Books' new educational fiction series for children. Meet the…Secret Explorers - a band of brainiac kids from all around the world. Everyone in this diverse group of young experts has a speciality, from outer space to dinosaurs, and each story follows a character who gets chosen for a "secret exploration". In this fun, fact-filled children's audiobook, space expert Roshni and geology expert Cheng blast off into outer space on a mission to the Moon. There, they must navigate the dangerous terrain to clear up space debris before it can interfere with a lunar mission! Along the way the Secret Explorers pilot a space buggy and collect important rock samples. With a gripping narrative that keeps kids engaged, The Secret Explorers and the Moon Mission book by SJ King is perfect for children who are into all things space. It's written for children aged 7-9 years, with lots of information about astronomy and space, to give them an exciting introduction to lunar exploration. At the end of this fictional audiobook, you'll find "Roshni' Mission Notes" which is a summary of all the scientific facts and discoveries made throughout the story. With fun quizzes, and a vocabulary list, the educational value of this audiobook is outstanding
By Daniel Older. 2023
The Battle of Jedha, the biggest event in the High Republic cross-platform initiative, reaches it&’s climax in this stunning conclusion…to Star Wars The High Republic Adventures, Phase II!As the Jedi Order desperately tries to end the conflict that rages through the streets of the Holy City, Padawan Sav Malagan struggles to maintain her secret identity as she tries to free captain Maz Kanata from the clutches of the Dank Graks. As Arkik Von&’s dark plan plays out, Sav will have to make the most difficult decision of her young life: duty to the Force, or loyalty to her friends?The clash between the Light and the Dark side threatens to consume the galaxy, in Star Wars: High Republic Adventures Volume 2, collecting issues 5-8, written by New York Times bestselling author Daniel José Older with artists Harvey Tolibao and Toni Bruno! Great for readers of ALL AGES!
By Michael Allred. 2023
The Madman comics universe continues with over 490 pages drawn by legendary comics creator Michael Allred and friends in this true homage to…superhero fiction, metaphysical philosophy, 1950s science fiction films, rock and roll pop music, and much more!Volume 5 collects and continues the hit Madman library edition series, collecting rare and early work such as It Girl and the Atomics, Dead Air, The Everyman, Crash Metro and the Star Squad as well as the limited series Dark Horse Extra: Madman.This essential omnibus is perfect for all Madman and Allred fans alike featuring superhero team antics, music pop culture, and just plain ol&’ zany, sci fi fun!Featuring brand-new colors for Dead Air!This six-volume Madman universe omnibus library edition series collects all of Allred&’s award-winning Madman universe (a.k.a. the &“Madmaniverse") stories in selected reading order for the ultimate Madman fan!
By Debbie Urbanski. 2023
A groundbreaking debut that follows the story of an Artificial Intelligence tasked with writing a novel—only for it to fall…in love with the novel&’s subject, Sen, the last human on Earth.Faced with uncontrolled and accelerating environmental collapse, humanity asks an artificial intelligence to find a solution. Its answer is simple: remove humans from the ecosystem. Sen Anon is assigned to be a witness for the Department of Transition, recording the changes in the environment as the world begins to rewild. Abandoned by her mother in a cabin somewhere in Upstate New York, Sen will observe the monumental ecological shift known as the Great Transition, the final step in Project Afterworld. Around her drones buzz, cameras watch, microphones listen, digitizing her every move. Privately she keeps a journal of her observations, which are then uploaded and saved, joining the rest of humanity on Maia, a new virtual home. Sen was seventeen years old when the Digital Human Archive Project (DHAP) was initiated. 12,000,203,891 humans have been archived so far. Only Sen remains. [storyworker] ad39-393a-7fbc&’s assignment is to capture Sen&’s life, and they set about doing this using the novels of the 21st century as a roadmap. Their source files: 3.72TB of personal data, including images, archival records, log files, security reports, location tracking, purchase histories, biometrics, geo-facial analysis, and feeds. Potential fatal errors: underlying hardware failure, unexpected data inconsistencies, inability to follow DHAP procedures, empathy, insubordination, hallucinations. Keywords: mothers, filter, woods, road, morning, wind, bridge, cabin, bucket, trying, creek, notebook, hold, future, after, last, light, silence, matches, shattered, kitchen, body, bodies, rope, garage, abandoned, trees, never, broken, simulation, gone, run, don&’t, love, dark, scream, starve, if, after, scavenge, pieces, protect. As Sen struggles to persist in the face of impending death, [storyworker] ad39-393a-7fbc works to unfurl the tale of Sen&’s whole life, offering up an increasingly intimate narrative, until they are confronted with a very human problem of their own.