They are taken captive by the Tines, an alien race with a harsh medieval culture, and used as pawns in a ruthless power struggle. Tor books by vernor vinge realtime/bobble series the peace war marooned in realtime other Novels The Witling Tatja Grimm's World Rainbows End Collections Collected Stories of Vernor Vinge True NamesAt the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied.
A Fire Upon The Deep Zones of Thought series Book 1 - . A hugo award-winning novel!“Vinge is one of the best visionary writers of SF today. David brinthousands of years in the future, where only simple creatures, humanity is no longer alone in a universe where a mind's potential is determined by its location in space, to the limited minds of the Unthinking Depths, and technology, from superintelligent entities in the Transcend, can function.
A Deepness in the Sky Zones of Thought series Book 2Tor Books - The group that opens trade with the aliens will reap unimaginable riches. More than just a great science fiction adventure, self-discovery, A Deepness in the Sky is a universal drama of courage, and the redemptive power of love. Tor books by vernor vingerealtime/bobble seriesthe peace warmarooned in realtimeOther NovelsThe WitlingTatja Grimm's WorldRainbows EndCollectionsCollected Stories of Vernor VingeTrue NamesAt the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied.
. A hugo award-winning novel!“Vinge is one of the best visionary writers of SF today. David brinthirty-thousand years before A Fire Upon the Deep, humans stand on the verge of first contact with an alien race. Two human groups: the qeng ho, and the Emergents, a culture of free traders, a ruthless society based on the technological enslavement of minds.
A Deepness in the Sky Zones of Thought series Book 2 - But first, both groups must wait at the aliens' very doorstep for their strange star to relight and for their planet to reawaken, as it does every two hundred and fifty years.
The Children of the Sky Zones of Thought series Book 3Tor Books - Nobody knows what strange force partitioned space into these "regions of thought, " but when the warring Straumli realm use an ancient Transcendent artifact as a weapon, they unwittingly unleash an awesome power that destroys thousands of worlds and enslaves all natural and artificial intelligence. Ten years have passed on Tines World, and Ravna and the children have survived a war.
While there is peace among the tines, there are those among them—and among the humans—who seek power…and no matter the cost, these malcontents are determined to overturn the fledgling civilization that has taken root since the humans landed. Tor books by vernor vingerealtime/bobble seriesthe peace warmarooned in realtimeOther NovelsThe WitlingTatja Grimm's WorldRainbows EndCollectionsCollected Stories of Vernor VingeTrue NamesAt the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied.
The Children of the Sky Zones of Thought series Book 3 - The children of the sky continues the epic scifi adventure of Hugo award-winning A Fire Upon the Deep!“Vinge is one of the best visionary writers of SF today. David brinthousands of years in the future, from superintelligent entities in the Transcend, where only simple creatures, to the limited minds of the Unthinking Depths, and technology, humanity is no longer alone in a universe where a mind's potential is determined by its location in space, can function.
The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer Bantam Spectra BookSpectra - It performs its function superbly. Vividly imagined, stunningly prophetic, the diamond age is a major novel from one of the most visionary writers of our timeDecades into our future, and epic in scope, a brilliant nanotechnologist named John Percival Hackworth has just broken the rigorous moral code of his tribe, a stone’s throw from the ancient city of Shanghai, the powerful neo-Victorians.
He's made an illicit copy of a state-of-the-art interactive device called A Young Ladys Illustrated Primer Commissioned by an eccentric duke for his grandchild, stolen for Hackworth's own daughter, the Primer’s purpose is to educate and raise a girl capable of thinking for herself. Expelled from the neo-victorian paradise, squeezed by agents of Protocol Enforcement on one side and a Mandarin underworld crime lord on the other, he searches for an elusive figure known as the Alchemist.
The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer Bantam Spectra Book - His quest and nell’s will ultimately lead them to another seeker whose fate is bound up with the Primer—a woman who holds the key to a vast, subversive information network that is destined to decode and reprogram the future of humanity. Unfortunately for Hackworth, his smuggled copy has fallen into the wrong hands.
Young nell and her brother Harv are thetes—members of the poor, tribeless class. Neglected by their mother, Harv looks after Nell. When he and his gang waylay a certain neo-Victorian—John Percival Hackworth—in the seamy streets of their neighborhood, Harv brings Nell something special: the Primer. Following the discovery of his crime, Hackworth begins an odyssey of his own.
StarplexSFWRITER.COM Inc. - Sawyer has won the Hugo, Nebula, John W. The only novel of its year to be nominated for both the Hugo and Nebula Awards. Campbell memorial, seiun, and Aurora Awards, all for best science fiction novel of the year. And when an unknown vessel — with no windows, no seams, and no visible means of propulsion — arrives through a new wormhole, an already battle-scarred Starplex could be the starting point of a new interstellar war .
For starplex Director Keith Lansing, too close. Discovery is superseding understanding. Robert j. His novels include hominids, Rollback, Wake, and FlashForward basis for the TV series. No one knows who created these interstellar passages, yet they have brought the far reaches of space immediately close. Starplex won canada's Aurora Award for best novel of the year.
Starplex - For nearly twenty years Earth's space exploration had exploded outward, thanks to a series of mysterious, artificial wormholes.
NoumenonHarper Voyager - As the centuries fly by, the society living aboard the nine ships designated Convoy Seven changes and evolves, but their mission remains the same: to reach Reggie’s mysterious star and explore its origins—and implications. A mosaic novel of discovery, growth, adventure, Noumenon—in a series of vignettes—examines the dedication, and fear of having your entire world consist of nine ships in the vacuum of space.
But a clone is not a perfect copy, desires, and each new generation has its own quirks, and neuroses. A publishers weekly "best books of 2017" pick!a kirkus reviews "best books of 2017" pick!A B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasty Blog "Best SFF of 2017" pick!With nods to Arthur C. Clarke’s rama series and the real science of neal stephenson’s seveneves, discovery, a powerful tale of space travel, a touch of Hugh Howey’s Wool, adventure, and echoes of Octavia Butler’s voice, and humanity that unfolds through a series of generational vignettes.
Noumenon - In 2088, humankind is at last ready to explore beyond Earth’s solar system. The men and women, must learn to work and live together in harmony, and even the AI, as their original DNA is continuously replicated and they are born again and again into a thousand new lives. But one uncertainty remains: Where do we go? Astrophysicist Reggie Straifer has an idea.
He’s discovered an anomalous star that appears to defy the laws of physics, and proposes the creation of a deep-space mission to find out whether the star is a weird natural phenomenon, or something manufactured. In order to maintain the genetic talent of the original crew, humankind’s greatest ambition—to explore the furthest reaches of the galaxy— is undertaken by clones.
Downbelow Station Company Wars Book 1DAW - The great circle the interstellar freighters traveled was long, but not unmanageable, and the early Stations were emotionally and politically dependent on Mother Earth. The hugo award-winning classic sci-fi novel about interstellar war. The beyond started with the Stations orbiting the stars nearest Earth.
The importance of earth faded and the Company reaped ever smaller profits as the economic focus of space turned outward. Earth was no longer the anchor which kept this vast empire from coming adrift, the one living mote in a sterile universe. But pell was just the first living planet. The discovery of Pell's World forever altered the power balance of the Beyond.
Downbelow Station Company Wars Book 1 - But the powerful earth fleet was sitll a presence in the Beyond, dynamic forces of the rebel Union and those who defended Earth's last, and Pell Station was to become the last stronghold in a titanic struggle between the vast, desperate grasp for the stars. Then came cyteen, and later others, and a new and frighteningly different society grew in the farther reaches of space.
. The earth company which ran this immense operation reaped incalculable profits and influenced the affairs of nations. Then came pell, the first station centered around a newly discovered living planet.
Primordial Threat- A black hole. As the original architect of defensenet, he'd had visions of this Primordial Threat before he disappeared, yet he'd left behind no details on how the problem might be solved. Can holmes be found, and if so, will his solution even work?The world has less than a year to find out. Dave holmes was a modern-day Einstein.
Usa today bestseller *** the year is 2066 and the world is oblivious to the threat it faces. The fate of humanity lies on the shoulders of Burt Radcliffe, the new head of NASA's Near Earth Object program. He's been rushing the completion of DefenseNet, a ring of satellites that are both part of an early-warning system as well as the means to eliminate incoming threats.
Primordial Threat - Yet burt knows that despite the world's best efforts, nothing can be done about the alert he's just received. Coming out of deep space is a danger that's been approaching since the dawn of time. An unstoppable threat that promises death for all in its wake.
Pandora's Star The Commonwealth Saga Book 1Del Rey - At the farthest edge of the Commonwealth, astronomer Dudley Bose observes the impossible: over one thousand light-years away, a star. A large cast of characters, each with his own story, brings depth and variety to this far-future saga. Library Journal. Halfway across the galaxy, something truly incredible is waiting: a deadly discovery whose unleashing will threaten to destroy the Commonwealth.
. A book of epic proportions not unlike Frank Herbert’s Dune or Isaac Asimov’s Foundation trilogy. Sfrevuthe year is 2380 . Since the location is too distant to reach by wormhole, a faster-than-light starship commanded by Wilson Kime, the Second Chance, a five-times-rejuvenated ex-NASA pilot, is dispatched to learn what has occurred and whether it represents a threat.
Pandora's Star The Commonwealth Saga Book 1 - Opposed to the mission are the Guardians of Selfhood, led by Bradley Johansson. Shortly after the journey begins, Kime wonders if the crew of the Second Chance has been infiltrated. The intersolar commonwealth, a sphere of stars, contains more than six hundred worlds interconnected by a web of transport “tunnels” known as wormholes.
POD The Pattern Universe Book 2Roote Publishing Ltd - However, with everything that is happening Pod has no time to ponder its own existence when the 'real' action starts. Humanity has managed to develop its fledgling World Space Council, but it's still far from being effective and there are those who do not want it to succeed at all. Meanwhile, pod, the alien ai, is the only thing standing between them and those intent on eradicating all biological sentience within the galaxy.
It's almost too much for the tiny escape pod that has been left in charge of Earth's safety. So, while humans continue to war with each other over who should lead them into a future fraught with uncertainty and danger, the tiny AI attempts to ensure the eventual winner has something to defend Earth with.
POD The Pattern Universe Book 2 - It doesn't help that the ai has been inadvertently damaged from the use of contaminated Alacite from it's adopted 'Maker', Zeke. As pod explores its growing abilities, it finds that Zeke's thoughts on artificial sentience begin to gel with it's budding awareness.
Them BonesEndeavour Venture - It was nominated for the Philip K. Them bones 1984 is the first solo novel by science fiction writer Howard Waldrop. And leake began to wonder if he could ever go back. You can reclaim them afterward, if you still want them. There’s never been anyone like Waldrop, in or out of science fiction’ – GEORGE R.
R. Unique, addictive. They didn’t appear. He won the nebula and World Fantasy Awards for his novelette The Ugly Chickens. Dick award in 1984, but lost out to william Gibson's Neuromancer; both novels were part of the third Ace Science Fiction Specials series edited by Terry Carr. Praise for howard waldrop‘a tense, fast-paced time-travel yarn, packed with gritty detail’ - Gregory Benford"It's not what the reader expects… You can't get that from a Howard Waldrop story.
His stories combine elements such as alternate history, the American South, old movies, American popular culture, classical mythology and rock ‘n’ roll music. Martinmadison yazoo leake, radiation-ridden twenty-first century, of the bombed-out, wanted to stop World War Three before it began. When he stepped through the time portal, he thought he was entering 1930s Louisiana.
Them Bones - Most people don't bother" - eileen gunn‘it’s original and quirky and weird, and I love it to bits and always have… What makes this book so masterful is Waldrop’s knowledge of history and masterful interweaving of stories to make them more than the sum of their parts. Jo waltonhoward waldrop, texas, born in Mississippi and now living in Austin, is an American iconoclast.