Download Sand and Stars (Signature Edition) (Star Trek) by A. C. Crispin, Diane Duane PDF

By A. C. Crispin, Diane Duane

Vulcan: linchpin member of the United Federation of Planets. domestic to a civilization devoted to <I>o'thia, the ruling ethic of natural common sense. however it was once now not consistently so; hundreds of thousands of years sooner than, Vulcans have been a violent, warlike race, with tempers handed in basic terms by means of the planet's sizzling, arid sands. The thinker Surak might express his humans in a different way, train them to reject their feelings and embody common sense and data. The Vulcans could evolve and prosper, ultimately exploring the celebs and achieving additional enlightenment as they encountered different cultures.
within the twenty-third century, Commander Spock, Captain Kirk, and the U.S.S. Enterprise are summoned to Vulcan whilst its humans contemplate seceding from the Federation and returning to their isolationist methods. Vulcan's savage heritage turns into totally printed as Spock, his father Sarek, and Kirk paintings to maintain the planet's destiny from anti-Terran factions with hidden agendas. The problem is twofold for the half-human Spock -- may still Vulcan secede, he'll be required to renounce from Starfleet and go back domestic, or without end sever ties along with his homeworld.
Years later, a decades-old plot to damage the Federation from inside of forces Ambassador Sarek from the bedside of his loss of life spouse, Amanda. The ambassador's choice widens the long-standing rift among himself and Spock at a time after they needs to pool their assets jointly. whereas the Enterprise team contends with Romulans, Klingons, and the mysterious Freelans, Sarek's in basic terms convenience comes from interpreting Amanda's journals, which show extra approximately his human wife, his son, and himself than he ever realized.</I>

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Download The Machine's Child (The Company, Book 7) by Kage Baker PDF

By Kage Baker

Kage Baker's trademark sequence of SF experience maintains now in a right away sequel to The lifetime of the realm to return. Mendoza used to be banished some time past, to a jail misplaced in time the place rebellious immortals are "dealt with." Now her previous fanatics: Alec, Nicholas, and Bell-Fairfax, are decided to rescue her, yet first they need to how you can reside jointly, simply because all 3 occur to be sharing Alec's physique. What they locate once they observe Mendoza is even worse than what they can imagined, and adequate for them to make your mind up to ultimately struggle again opposed to the corporate.

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Download Sten (The Sten Chronicles, Book 1) by Chris Bunch, Allan Cole PDF

By Chris Bunch, Allan Cole

2011 Retail ePub of publication 1 from an 8-Book technological know-how Fiction sequence published among 1982 and 1993.

Hailed as a "landmark technology fiction series" the Sten sequence has delighted thousands of readers world wide. Set 3 thousand years sooner or later, the 8 Sten novels inform the story of a tricky, street-wise orphan who escapes his destiny as manufacturing unit planet "delinq" to develop into the powerful right-hand of the main strong guy within the Universe--a guy hailed by way of his billons of matters as "The everlasting Emperor." This version encompasses a brand-new "Forward" creation to the sequence in addition to a range of recipes from the Emperor's cookbook. vintage SF event!

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Download Brasyl by Ian McDonald PDF

By Ian McDonald

Imagine Bladerunner within the tropics...Be seduced, surprised, and surprised by way of one of many world's maximum and strangest international locations. previous, current, and destiny Brazil, with all its color, ardour, and transferring realities, come jointly in a singular that's half SF, half background, half secret, and fully spell binding. 3 separate tales stick with 3 major characters: Edson is a self-made expertise impressario one step up from the slums in a close to destiny Sao Paulo of unbelievable riches and poverty. an opportunity come upon attracts Edson into the damaging international of unlawful quantum computing, yet the place are you able to run in a complete surveillance society the place each stream, face, and centavo is consistently tracked? Marcelina is an bold Rio television manufacturer trying to find that giant fact television hit to make her identify. while her sizzling notion leads her at the music of a disgraced international Cup football goalkeeper, she turns into enmeshed in an old conspiracy that threatens not only her lifestyles, yet her very soul. Father Luis is a Jesuit missionary despatched into the maelstrom of 18th-century Brazil to find and punish a rogue priest who has strayed past the articles of his religion and arrange an unlimited empire within the hinterland. within the corporation of a French geographer and secret agent, what he reveals within the backwaters of the Amazon attempts either his religion and the character of fact itself to the brink. 3 characters, 3 tales, 3 Brazils, all associated jointly throughout time, area, and fact in a highly formidable tale that would problem how you take into consideration every thing.

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Download Odyssey (Academy, Book 5) by Jack McDevitt PDF

By Jack McDevitt

A number of Nebula Award-finalist Jack McDevitt returns to the realm of Chindi and Omega-and humanity's fight with its personal lifestyles.

to spice up waning curiosity in interstellar commute, a project is distributed into deep area to benefit the reality approximately "moonriders," the unusual lighting fixtures supposedly being obvious in within reach structures. however the crew quickly discovers that their odyssey is not any mere public-relations ploy, for the moonriders are usually not a risk free phenomenon. they're very, very dangerous-in a fashion that nobody may be able to have imagined.

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Download MEG: A Novel of Deep Terror (Meg) by Steve Alten PDF

By Steve Alten

Revised and extended version, quickly to be an important movie! On a top-secret dive into the Pacific Ocean's private canyon, Jonas Taylor stumbled on himself face-to-face with the most important and such a lot ferocious predator within the background of the animal state. the only real survivor of the venture, Taylor is haunted via what he's definite he observed yet nonetheless can't end up exists - Carcharodon megalodon, the big mom of the nice white shark. the typical prehistoric Meg weighs in at twenty plenty and will tear aside a Tyrannosaurus rex in seconds.
Written off as a crackpot struggling with post-traumatic rigidity disease, Taylor refuses to disregard the depths that just about expense him his lifestyles. With a Ph.D. in paleontology below his belt, Taylor spends years theorizing, lecturing, and writing in regards to the hazard that Meg nonetheless feeds on the private degrees of the ocean. however it takes an outdated pal in have to get him to come back to the water, and a hotshot lady submarine pilot to dare him again right into a high-tech miniature sub.
Diving deeper than he ever has sooner than, Taylor will face terror like he's by no means imagined, and what he reveals may flip the tides bloody purple till the top of time. MEG is ready to floor. whilst she does, not anything and no one goes to be secure, and Jonas needs to face his maximum worry as soon as back.

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Download Gesammelte Werke 3 by Boris Strugatzki, Arkadi Strugatzki PDF

By Boris Strugatzki, Arkadi Strugatzki

Im Dritten Band der Gesamtausgabe sind insgesamt Fünf Romane und Erzählungen enthalten. Zwei Erzählungen wurden von A. Strugatzki unter dem Pseudonym S. Jaroslawzew geschrieben. Die Texte wurden anhand der unzensierten Originalversionen ergänzt.

- Die Schnecke am Hang
Dieses Buch besteht aus zwei von einander getrennten Handlungen. Den Wald und den Verwaltungskapitel.
Letztere ist eine groteske Parodie auf staatliche Institutionen.
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In der Verwaltung arbeitet der Wissenschaftler Pfeffer, gleich nebenan liegt ein eigenartiger Wald. Pfeffer versucht in diesen hineinzugelangen aber immer neue bürokratische Hürden stellen sich seinen Erfolg in den Weg. Im Wald in einem Dorf lebt der Wissenschaftler Kandid der bei einer challenge mit seinem Hubschrauber abstürzte. Er hat beim Absturz sein Gedächtnis verloren und kann sich nur noch an wenige Einzelheiten aus seinem früheren Leben erinnern. Immer wieder werden die Dörfer überfallen und es werden Frauen geraubt. Kandid versucht herauszubekommen wer dahinter steckt.

- Die Zweite Invasion der Marsmenschen
Eine Satire welche mit dem Kleinbürgertum abrechnet.
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Die Geschichte spielt in einem fiktiven Land, die Protagonisten haben die Namen von griechischen Göttern. In einer Kleinstadt landen Außerirdische vom Mars. Diese wollen von der Bevölkerung Magensaft und sind bereit diesen abzukaufen. Damit auch ordentlich der Saft produziert werden kann, werden bestimmte Genussmittel und Medikamente verboten. Außerdem wird ein blaues Getreide angebaut used to be die Menschen essen müssen. Nur eine handvoll Bewohner ist bereit sich gegen diese Verhältnisse zur Wehr zu setzen.

- Die final des Bösen
Ist wahrlich keine leichte Lektüre und als Einstieg in das Werk der Strugatzkis recht Ungeignet.
Die Geschichte spielt in der fiktiven Stadt Taschlinsk.
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Es werden Zwei Geschichten parallel erzählt. Zum einen geht es um eine Jugendbewegung Namens plant life. Diese wird als verdorben angesehen und von staatlicher Seite aus bekämpft. In der zweiten Handlung geht es um einen Astrophysiker. Dieser macht Bekanntschaft mit Ahasver Lukitsch welcher den ewigen Juden verkörpert. Dessen Vorgesetzter ist der Demiurg auch devil genannt. Der Astrophysiker hilft den beiden menschliche Seelen zu bekommen und wird dafür mit einer Entdeckung belohnt.

- Ein Teufel unter den Menschen: von Arkadi Strugatzki
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In einem Krankenhaus verstirbt der ehemalige significant S. Woloschin, sein ehemaliger Arzt beschäftigt sich etwas näher mit der Lebensgeschichte des verstorbenen. So erfährt er dass der Tote in Tschernobyl eingesetzt struggle. Einige unerklärliche Ereignisse geschehen nach seiner Rückkehr aus Tschernobyl. Ist die Strahlung dafür verantwortlich oder ist Woloschin gar der Teufel. Das bringt die Ordnungsmacht auf dem Plan und neben der Polizei interessiert sich auch der Geheimdienst für Woloschin.

- Aus dem Leben des Nikita Woronzew: von Arkadi Strugatzki
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Ein Staatsanwalt bekommt das Tagebuch eines verstorbenen ausgehändigt.
In diesem ist der Zeitpunkt des eigenen Todes genau vorausgesagt, überhaupt schien der Verstorbene alle Einzelheiten seines Lebens genau im Voraus gewusst zu haben.

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Download Mutineer (Kris Longknife, Book 1) by Mike Shepherd PDF

By Mike Shepherd

As a marine of Wardhaven, Kris Longknife has much to reside as much as and much to turn out within the long-running fight among her robust kin, a hugely defensive-and offensive-Earth, and the masses of warring colonies. yet an ill-conceived assault is bringing the battle with regards to domestic and placing Kris's lifestyles at the line. Now she has just one selection: definite dying at the entrance traces of rim space-or mutiny.

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