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By Félix J. Palma. 2015
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Map of Time and The Map of the Sky, the final…installment in the award-winning trilogy that The Washington Post called "a big, genre-bending delight."When the person he loves most dies in tragic circumstances, the mysterious protagonist of The Map of Chaos does all he can to speak to her one last time. A session with a renowned medium seems to offer the only solution, but the experience unleashes terrible forces that bring the world to the brink of disaster. Salvation can only be found in The Map of Chaos, an obscure book that he is desperate to uncover. In his search, he is given invaluable help by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Lewis Carroll, and of course by H. G. Wells, whose Invisible Man seems to have escaped from the pages of his famous novel to sow terror among mankind. They alone can discover the means to save the world and to find the path that will reunite the lovers separated by death. Proving once again that he is "a master of ingenious plotting" (Kirkus Reviews), Félix J. Palma brings together a cast of real and imagined literary characters in Victorian-Age London, when spiritualism is at its height. The Map of Chaos is a spellbinding adventure that mixes impossible loves, nonstop action, real ghosts, and fake mediums, all while paying homage to the giants of science fiction.
By Felix J Palma. 2012
El aclamado bestseller del New York Times, ambientado en el Londres victoriano de 1896 y poblado de personajes literarios tanto…reales como imaginarios. El mapa del tiempo propone al lector un triple juego de historias entrelazadas, en las que un escéptico H. G. Wells es contratado para investigar los incidentes de supuestos viajes en el tiempo ofrecidos por la empresa de Viajes Temporales Murray y salvar a un aristócrata enamorado de una prostituta asesinada mucho tiempo atrás; a una mujer empeñada en huir de las restricciones de la sociedad victoriana; y a su propia esposa, que puede haberse convertido en una pieza clave en una trama de la cuarta dimensión para asesinar a los autores de Drácula, La máquina del tiempo, y La guerra de los mundos, con el fin de cambiar sus identidades y robarles sus creaciones. ¿Pero qué pasa si cambiamos la historia? Combinando personajes ficticios con reales, Félix J. Palma teje una fantasía histórica tan imaginativa como emocionante, una historia llena de amor y aventuras que también rinde homenaje a las raíces de la ciencia ficción mientras transporta a sus lectores al Londres victoriano en su propio viaje en el tiempo.
By Félix J. Palma. 2011
Characters real and imaginary come vividly to life in this whimsical triple play of intertwined plots, in which a skeptical…H. G. Wells is called upon to investigate purported incidents of time travel and to save lives and literary classics, including Dracula and The Time Machine, from being wiped from existence. What happens if we change history? Félix J. Palma explores this provocative question, weaving a historical fantasy as imaginative as it is exciting--a story full of love and adventure that transports readers from a haunting setting in Victorian London to a magical reality where centuries collide and a writer's mind seems to pull at all the strings.
By A. C. Crispin. 1990
After several Federation and Klingon ships disappear while traveling a newly opened trade route, the U.S.S. EnterpriseTM is sent to…investigate. Their quest leads Captain Picard and his crew to an eerie space graveyard full of ships of every size and description, all of them, dead in space. At the center of the graveyard lies a huge, incredibly powerful artifact, constructed by an ancient alien race. And as the crew struggles to solve the mystery of the artifact, they unwittingly trigger its awesome power, a power that threatens insanity and death to all aboard the Starship Enterprise.
By Sondra Marshak, Myrna Culbreath. 1990
Kirk's soul...Spock's life A dark plan has been unleashed in the galaxy, a design so vast, only a collective --…and ruthless -- mindlike the Totality could have conceived it. Now Captain Kirk must battle the seductive force of the Totality's will. It was reasonable that Captian Kirk and Federation Free Agent Sola Than would fall in love. But no reasoning the the universe could have foreseen the tragedy of Spock's own passion for the same woman. Now this unimaginable conflict could cost Captain Kirk his very soul, and bring death to the proud Vulcan. But in the unimaginable lies their only chance, and the freedom of the galaxy depends on the outcome of the...Triangle.
By Félix J. Palma. 2015
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Map of Time and The Map of the Sky, the final…installment in the award-winning trilogy that The Washington Post called “a big, genre-bending delight.”
By H. G. Wells. 2011
The Time Traveller, a dreamer obsessed with traveling through time, builds himself a time machine and, much to his surprise,…travels over 800,000 years into the future. He lands in the year 802701: the world has been transformed by a society living in apparent harmony and bliss, but as the Traveler stays in the future he discovers a hidden barbaric and depraved subterranean class. Wells's transparent commentary on the capitalist society was an instant bestseller and launched the time-travel genre. The Time Machine inspired the international bestseller The Map of Time by Félix J. Palma. As a gift to our readers, we are including the first three chapters of The Map of Time in this ebook edition.
By Félix J. Palma. 2012
The fate of the earth hangs in the balance as H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds is transformed from…the work of one writer's imagination into a terrifying reality for all mankind.1898. New York socialite Emma Harlow agrees to marry well-to-do Montgomery Gilmore, but only if he first accepts her audacious challenge: to reproduce the Martian invasion featured in H. G. Wells's popular novel The War of the Worlds. Meanwhile in London, Wells himself is unexpectedly made privy to certain objects, apparently of extraterrestrial origin, that were discovered decades earlier on an ill-fated expedition to the Antarctic. On that same expedition was an American crew member named Edgar Allan Poe, whose inexplicable experiences in the frozen wasteland would ultimately inspire him to create one of his most enduring works of literature. When eerie, alien-looking cylinders begin appearing in London, Wells is certain it is all part of some elaborate hoax. But soon, to his great horror, he realizes that a true invasion of Earth has indeed begun. As brave bands of citizens converge on a crumbling London to defend it against utter ruin, Emma and her suitor must confront the enigma that is their love, a bright spark of hope even against the darkening light of apocalypse. Palma dazzled readers with his instant New York Times bestseller The Map of Time. In The Map of the Sky, he embarks on an even more thrilling speculative journey, one that links the earth and the heavens, the familiar and the bizarre, the impossible and the inevitable.
By Meg LaTorre. 2020
Gwendolyn Grimm intended to seduce men and women across the galaxy while working as a ship tinkerer on the finest…vessels in the Crescent Star System. Alas, terminal illness is a buzzkill. When a life-saving opportunity struts into her life dressed in a pinstripe suit, she is made an offer she can't refuse: become a cyborg and work as a tinkerer for Cirque du Borge, the once renowned cyborg circus. <p><p> The problem is, a new law has banned the creation of new cyborgs and becoming one means execution if caught. Thus, no one cares to see the wonders of man and machine anymore. <p><p> Ticket sales continue to fall as the circus announces a competition to determine which acts will perform for the emperor on his home planet-an opportunity with the potential to save the circus from bankruptcy. But the competition has deadly consequences. Losing acts have their cyborg implants forcibly removed, and those who survive the extraction are banished from the circus. <p><p> As the tinkerer, Gwendolyn is forced to perform the revolting task of removing the cyborg implants from the losing performers. When she falls for both the man running the competition and a woman competing in it, she must decide who to protect. But can she risk having to harvest the people she loves the most?
By Aileen Erin. 2020
Sometimes my life doesn’t feel real to me. It’s so different—infinitely better—than anything I had on Earth. I’m not running…or hiding or afraid anymore. I’m not dealing with the trauma of my past. I’m not alone because I have Lorne. Every time I look into his eyes, everything else fades away—the war, the fight ahead, the fact that we have so much work to do if we want to win. I see him and I forget that SpaceTech is moving against us, but it’s not just me I’m trying to save anymore. It’s the Aunare.And yet, the Aunare High Council isn’t listening to a word I say. I’m the only one who seems to understand the danger that we’re up against, and that if we don’t start acting soon, it’ll be too late. I want to dissolve the High Council, but I’m not sure I should. I don’t even know if I can. But I know that SpaceTech is closing in. Their war ships are stationed at the edges of our colonies’ territory, and I can feel the fight growing closer every minute of every day.The time for us to act is coming, and I’m not sure how much more politicking I can do. That’s not who I am. It’s not who I’m meant to be. I can only be a fighter. A warrior. A queen.If no one else will fight with me, then I will do what I need to take down SpaceTech. Because I’m Amihanna di Aetes, the future High Queen of the Aunare, and I won’t quit. Not ever.From Aileen Erin, the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Alpha Girl series, comes an epic adventure in space: The Aunare Chronicles!Book1: Off PlanetBook 2: Off BalanceBook 3: In Command (an eBook Novella)Book 4: On MissionBook 5: On Destiny“On Mission is a truly spectacular continuation of the Aunare Chronicles leaving the reader only enough breath to clamor for more. It was a fantastic on-the-edge-of-my-seat binge and I am positively screeching for the next book!” - Angela, pooled ink reviews “You NEED you read this story….This story line is complex and has so many layers, twist, & turns. I’m always wondering what will happen next.” - Tracy, Goodreads“Amihanna is a fantastic heroine. Independent but loyal to her team and partner. Brave, strong, in spirit and muscle, and someone who leads by example…. If I could give this book more than 5 stars I would!”- Sheila K, Goodreads
By James S. Parker. 2021
A Navy ship fights to survive an inexplicable event in this action-packed Bermuda Triangle thriller . . .Every year, all across the planet,…people simply vanish, never to be seen again. Some areas of the world are well known for this phenomenon—like the area that would become known as the Bermuda Triangle after the famed Flight 19 incident off the Florida coast in 1945.Now, in the present day, an unexplainable event has occurred in the same area—an event that cannot be ignored by the military. The Navy ship Eclipse and its crew are sent to investigate, but after several days come up empty. Then, two days before the planned return to port, the event reoccurs, and the Eclipse is caught up in something it cannot escape. The ship and its crew suddenly find themselves completely isolated, all communication lost, surrounded by a terribly hostile environment where each day is a struggle to survive—in this intense, fast-paced novel of self-reliance, mystery, and discovery.
By Nnedi Okorafor. 2015
Includes a brand-new Binti story! <P><P>Collected for the first time in an omnibus edition, the Hugo- and Nebula-award-winning Binti trilogy,…the story of one extraordinary girl's journey from her home to distant Oomza University. <P><P>In her Hugo- and Nebula-winning novella, Nnedi Okorafor introduced us to Binti, a young Himba girl with the chance of a lifetime: to attend the prestigious Oomza University. <P><P>Despite her family's concerns, Binti's talent for mathematics and her aptitude with astrolabes make her a prime candidate to undertake this interstellar journey. <P><P>But everything changes when the jellyfish-like Medusae attack Binti's spaceship, leaving her the only survivor. Now, Binti must fend for herself, alone on a ship full of the beings who murdered her crew, with five days until she reaches her destination. <P><P>There is more to the history of the Medusae--and their war with the Khoush--than first meets the eye. If Binti is to survive this voyage and save the inhabitants of the unsuspecting planet that houses Oomza Uni, it will take all of her knowledge and talents to broker the peace. <P><P>Collected now for the first time in omnibus form, follow Binti's story in this groundbreaking sci-fi trilogy.
By Taylor Anderson. 2020
Matt Reddy and the crew of the USS Walker are positioned to push the line of battle to the breaking…point on an alternate Earth, in the thrilling return to the New York Times bestselling Destroyermen series.Matt Reddy and his sailors have fought, bled, and died for their Lemurian friends and other allies from across time, but their enemies are still operational. In Africa, the Grik General Esshk has escaped defeat to build a new army and new weapons, and is desperate enough to use them to destroy the world if he can't have it.In South America, the NUS, General Shinya, and the Army of the Sisters have the evil Dominion on the ropes and are closing in on the seat of its blood-drenched power, but the twisted Don Hernan has struck a deal with the fascist League, and Victor Gravois is finally assembling the awesome fleet of modern ships he's always craved. If he's successful, the war will be lost. Undermined by treachery on a stunning scale, Matt Reddy must still steam his battered old ship halfway around the world, scraping up what forces he can along the way, and confront the mightiest armada the world has ever seen in a fiery duel to the death.
By Christopher L. Bennett. 2017
The saga of the Star Trek: Enterprise TV series continues with this thrilling original novel!The time has come to act.…Following the destructive consequences of the Ware crisis, Admiral Jonathan Archer and Section 31 agent Trip Tucker both attempt to change their institutions to prevent further such tragedies. Archer pushes for a Starfleet directive of non-interference, but he faces opposition from allies within the fleet and unwelcome support from adversaries who wish to drive the Federation into complete isolationism. Meanwhile, Tucker plays a dangerous game against the corrupt leaders of Section 31, hoping to bring down their conspiracy once and for all. But is he willing to jeopardize Archer’s efforts—and perhaps the fate of an entire world—in order to win? ™, ®, & © 2016 CBS Studios, Inc. Star Trek and related marks are trademarks of CBS Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
By Keith R. A. Decandido. 2005
Following the surprise resignation of Federation President Min Zife after the disastrous Tezwa affair, Nan Bacco of Cestus III has…won a hotly contested election to become the new chief executive of over one hundred fifty planetary civilizations and their colonies. But no sooner does she take office than the Romulan Star Empire falls into chaos. With tensions already high, a Reman refugee ship is sighted approaching a Federation outpost, its intentions unknown. As the first year of the Bacco Administration unfolds, the Federation Council is slow to work with its new president, and not always supportive of her policies or her appointments to key council positions; a successful first contact suddenly becomes a diplomatic disaster; and the sins of President Zife prove difficult to lay to rest...as one celebrated Starfleet officer's career reaches a turning point.
By Christopher L. Bennett. 2016
The "fifth season" saga of the Star Trek: Enterprise TV series continues with this action-packed original novel!Admiral Jonathan Archer has…barely settled in as Starfleet Chief of Staff when new crises demand his attention. The Starfleet task force commanded by Captain Malcolm Reed continues its fight against the deadly Ware technology, but one of the task force ships is captured, its Andorian crew imprisoned by an interstellar Partnership that depends on the Ware for its prosperity. Worse, the Partnership has allied with a renegade Klingon faction, providing it with Ware drone fleets to mount an insurrection against the Klingon Empire. Archer sends Captain T'Pol and Endeavour to assist Reed in his efforts to free the captured officers. But he must also keep his eye on the Klingon border, for factions within the Empire blame Starfleet for provoking the Ware threat and seek to take revenge. Even the skill and dedication of the captains under Archer's command may not be enough to prevent the outbreak of the Federation's first war! TM, ®, & © 2016 CBS Studios, Inc. STAR TREK and related marks are trademarks of CBS Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
By Jodi Taylor. 2016
A Chronicles of St Mary's short story that is sure to entertain. If you love Jasper Fforde or Ben Aaronovitch,…you won't be able to resist Jodi Taylor. Like a smaller and much scruffier Greta Garbo - finally - Markham speaks!It's Christmas and time for the first (and almost certainly last) St Mary's Annual Children's Christmas Party - attendance compulsory, by order of Dr Bairstow. Discovered practising his illegal reindeer dance and poo-dropping routine, our hero, along with fellow disaster-magnets Peterson and Maxwell, is despatched to Anglo-Saxon England to discover the truth about Alfred and the cakes.In his own words, our hero reveals Major Guthrie's six-point guide to a successful assignment and the Security Section's true opinion of the History Department. And of historians in general. And of one historian in particular.And, just to be clear, it is time travel, for God's sake. Forget all that pretentious 'investigating major historical events in contemporary time' rubbish.This is history without the capital 'H'. Because this is the way the Security Section rolls! Readers love Jodi Taylor: 'Once in a while, I discover an author who changes everything... Jodi Taylor and her protagonista Madeleine "Max" Maxwell have seduced me' 'A great mix of British proper-ness and humour with a large dollop of historical fun' 'Addictive. I wish St Mary's was real and I was a part of it' 'Jodi Taylor has an imagination that gets me completely hooked' 'A tour de force'
By Clark Ashton Smith, Laird Barron, Fred Chappell, Erica L. Satifka, Molly Tanzer, Victor LaValle, H. P. Lovecraft, Livia Llewellyn, Michael Cisco, Masahiko Inoue, Nadia Bulkin. 2020
Even though he passed over 80 years ago, H. P. Lovecraft maintains a visceral influence over a host of contemporary…writers. Inspired by the Master of the Macabre's more optimistic writings, this unique collection spotlights the weird works of nine current horror and fantasy authors, including the award-winning Michael Cisco and Livia Llewellyn plus Victor LaValle, Molly Tanzer, and Masahiko Inoue. Also includes Clark Ashton Smith's 1931 "The City of the Singing Flame" and Lovecraft's own "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" as well as an extensive Introduction by leading Lovecraftian scholar Nick Mamatas.
By Alan Dean Foster. 1985
One man struggles to survive on a hostile alien world in this thrilling adventure from the #1 New York Times–bestselling…author of Madrenga. Some people are convinced they can do anything; Evan Orgell is one of them. So when his company president sends him off-world to investigate a breakdown in communications from a small research station on a newly discovered planet, he&’s all in. The planet&’s resources could mean massive profits for the company—and a successful mission could mean massive advancement for Evan. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Clad in a Mobile Hostile World suit, Evan has no doubts about his safety—until he lands on the world of Prism. Though he&’s already dealt with thousands of theoretical extraterrestrial problems, nothing prepares him for what he finds there. Hungry, invading lifeforms are everywhere. Over two dozen highly trained people have been overwhelmed and killed, some with their bones eaten from the inside out. It&’s utter devastation. Then, while Evan searches for survivors, his indestructible suit meets its match—and he must face the bloodthirsty predators of Prism alone, unprotected, with only his wits to rely on . . . Praise for Alan Dean Foster &“One of the most consistently inventive and fertile writers of science-fiction and fantasy.&” —The Times (London) &“Alan Dean Foster is a master of creating alien worlds.&” —SFRevu.com &“Foster knows how to spin a yarn.&” —Starlog &“Alan Dean Foster is the modern day Renaissance writer, as his abilities seem to have no genre boundaries.&” —Bookbrowser
By Alan Dean Foster. 1982
A first-contact novel written from an alien perspective by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Star Wars: The Force…Awakens and Star Trek Into Darkness. Ryo is one of the Thranx, a race of social arthropods. From his larval years to now, his life has been normal, though his love of learning and insatiable curiosity set him apart. He has settled into his work as an agriculture specialist and is premated to a lovely female. Yet Ryo still feels something is missing from his life, and when he heroically defends his colony from the Thranx&’s reptilian nemesis, Ryo gets a taste of excitement that&’s hard to forget. Then his premate shares a garbled message from her starship-captain cousin—one that hints at the discovery of a completely new, completely alien space-going intelligence. Even when the captain backtracks and denounces the experience as a deep-space nightmare, Ryo can&’t let it go. He becomes obsessed, leaving his colony and family behind to chase rumors of a murderous alien race, horrible beyond imagining. And when he finally makes it to an isolated military outpost rumored to harbor the captured aliens, he comes face-to-face with . . . humanity. Praise for Alan Dean Foster &“One of the most consistently inventive and fertile writers of science-fiction and fantasy.&” —The Times (London) &“Alan Dean Foster is a master of creating alien worlds.&” —SFRevu.com &“Foster knows how to spin a yarn.&” —Starlog &“Alan Dean Foster is the modern day Renaissance writer, as his abilities seem to have no genre boundaries.&” —Bookbrowser