Dune (Le Cycle de Dune, Livre 1) by Frank Herbert

By Frank Herbert

Dune (titre unique : Dune) est un roman de science-fiction écrit par l'auteur américain Frank Herbert et publié aux États-Unis en 1965. C'est le roman de science-fiction le plus vendu au monde1. Dans les éditions françaises, ce roman est quelquefois fragmenté en deux volumes (Dune I et Dune II)2. Il s'agit du foremost roman du cycle de Dune.

L’histoire débute en l’an 10191 après l. a. création de los angeles Guilde spatiale. L’empereur Shaddam IV exerce son pouvoir féodal3 sur tout l’univers connu. L’humanité a conquis une grande étendue de l’univers, notamment grâce à une mystérieuse substance dénommée « Épice » ou « Mélange ». L’Épice constitue un puissant stimulant cérébral et permet à certains humains de décupler leurs capacités psychiques. De plus, elle accroît considérablement los angeles durée de vie et immunise le corps contre de nombreuses maladies. Son origine précise est un mystère et les quantités disponibles sont rarissimes ; elle est par ailleurs very unlikely à synthétiser. L'ensemble de ces paramètres lui confère une valeur monétaire particulièrement élevée.

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Crusade (Destroyermen, Book 2) by Taylor Anderson

By Taylor Anderson

Swept from the area battle II Pacific into another international, Lietenant Commander Matthew Patrick Reddy and the staff of the USS Walker have allied with the peaceable Lemurians of their fight opposed to the warlike, reptilian Grik.

But the best chance is but to come back. For the large eastern battleship that Walker used to be fleeing again within the Pacific additionally got here throughout the rift, and it's within the fingers of the Grik.

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Starfarers by Poul Anderson

By Poul Anderson

Poul Anderson, certainly one of technological know-how fiction's such a lot precious visionaries, returns with a brand new masterpiece. Starfarers is the tale of an excursion into the a ways reaches of the galaxy, the place solutions to mankind's maximum questions await.
The saga starts off whilst proof of a complicated civilization is stumbled on by way of SETI astronomers. "Trails" saw within the sky are regarded as from starships touring on the velocity of sunshine, an enigma that spurs clinical minds till this step forward is accomplished by way of mankind besides. An excursion is then fixed and an eclectic staff of scientists selected to trip into the field the place the clever existence is allegedly positioned. yet as the vacation spot of the starship, Envoy, and her staff is 60,000 light-years away, the time required to arrive the purpose of starting place of the indications and go back is 120,000 years--longer than Homo sapiens has been in the world. And although the workforce is able to face the ramifications of this sort of trek, nobody is ready for what awaits them on the periphery of the cosmos--or again on the planet they as soon as referred to as home.
Starfarers is a narrative of endurance and immediacy, yet such a lot of all of braveness. it's a saga for an individual who has ever felt the vacancy of lifestyles on the earth and located the lacking substance within the areas among the celebs. Poul Anderson's newest is the tale of these who see the longer term in a transparent night's sky and are able to trip into it armed with either perception and keenness.

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Star Trek: Remembrance of Things Past - Book 1 (Star Trek: by Terri Osborne

By Terri Osborne

A distinct crossover occasion, bringing nice crews jointly in party of the 20 th anniversary of megastar Trek: the following Generation™!

The da Vinci is distributed to Icaria major, the place a crew of archaeologists -- aided by means of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Lieutenant Commander info, and Lieutenant Christine Vale of the Starship Enterprise™ -- have came across what could be the Krialta, a mythical Gretharan item from the time ahead of they have been burnt up by means of the Letheans.

However, the dig is being affected by rampant gear disasters, looters have raided the camp, and the folk are having shiny hallucinations of thoughts they'd fairly put out of your mind. whilst Commander Gomez attempts to find the reason for the malfunctions, Dr. Sarjenka needs to deal with the hallucinations -- yet she doesn't comprehend why Picard and information, whom she's by no means met, glance so typical to her...

THE FIRST OF AN EPIC TWO-PARTER!

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The Man-Kzin Wars IX by Larry Niven, Poul Anderson, Paul Chafe, Hal Colebatch

By Larry Niven, Poul Anderson, Paul Chafe, Hal Colebatch

One of many longest-running and such a lot winning shared-world anthology sequence maintains to discover diversified facets of the wars and different kinfolk of humanity and the felinoid, ferocious, unusually advanced kzin. Niven's contribution brings Beowulf Schaefer into touch with a kzin attempting to paintings round the legislation to earn his identify. Paul Chafe's comprises an ARM officer and his kzin associate in a secret aboard an orbital depot, within which a transport box and different issues are hidden in simple sight. Hal Colebatch deals arguably the most powerful access this time with the tale of a half-crippled kzin sergeant creating a final stand opposed to the human "liberation" of Wunderland whereas attempting to safeguard his honor via holding the lifetime of a collaborationist officer. one other uncommon contribution comes from the past due Poul Anderson: a deep-space experience during which enthusiasts rescue a kzin owning extra braveness than feel, as isn't unusual with the breed.

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Death Into Life by Olaf Stapledon

By Olaf Stapledon

Dying into lifestyles is a 1946 novel by means of Olaf Stapledon. now not strictly technology fiction (the style into which Stapledon's works are typically classified), the unconventional is defined as "an innovative therapy of the matter of survival after death". It bargains basically with the soul of a rear gunner who's killed in international battle II, and who unearths himself surviving his obvious demise - first as a part of a spirit bomber-crew, then as a part of the spirits who have been killed within the conflict, etc till ultimately his soul turns into a part of a 'cosmical spirit'.

The publication used to be the second one to final paintings of Stapledon's fiction to be released in the course of the author's lifetime. In international locations with "life + 70 years" copyright regimes, Stapledon's released works may be within the public area from 2020. demise into existence was once no longer as but made right into a movie or tv edition, yet this can switch after 2020.

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A Beautiful Friendship (Star Kingdom, Book 1) by David Weber

By David Weber

New York occasions, united states at the present time, Wall road Journal and overseas bestselling phenomenon David Weber promises the 1st access in an unique younger grownup technology fiction event sequence, the famous person nation saga! younger teenager Stephanie Harrington types a telepathic bond with an clever alien treecat on a pioneer planet—and needs to struggle for the liberty of her new buddy and his species opposed to highly-placed enemies made up our minds to say the area for people only.
            Stephanie Harrington continuously anticipated to be a wooded area ranger on her homeworld of Meyerdahl . . . until eventually her mom and dad relocated to the frontier planet of Sphinx within the some distance far-off celebrity state of Manticore. it's going to were the correct new domestic --- a virgin desolate tract choked with new species of each variety, simply ready to be came across. yet Sphinx is a much more risky position than ultra-civilized Meyerdahl, and Stephanie’s explorations come to a surprising halt while her mom and dad lay down the legislations: no journeys into the bush with no grownup supervision!

            but Stephanie is a tender girl made up our minds to make discoveries, and the largest certainly one of all awaits her: an clever alien species.

            The forest-dwelling treecats are small, adorable, shrewdpermanent, and feature a said style for celery. and they're additionally very, very lethal after they or their acquaintances are threatened . . . as Stephanie discovers whilst she comes face-to-face with Sphinx’s such a lot deadly predator after a hang-gliding twist of fate.

            yet her discoveries are just starting, for the treecats also are telepathic and ready to bond with sure people, and Stephanie’s locate --- and her first-of-its type bond with the treecat Climbs quick --- land either one of them in a clean torrent of hazard. Galactic-sized wealth is at stake, and Stephanie and the treecats are squarely within the direction of highly-placed enemies made up our minds to ensure the planet Sphinx is still completely in human palms, no matter if that suggests the extermination of one other considering species.

            regrettably for these enemies, the treecats have kept Stephanie Harrington’s lifestyles. She owes them . . . and Stephanie is a tender lady who stands by means of her friends.

            this means that issues are approximately to get very interesting on Sphinx.

About A appealing Friendship:
“It’s infrequent to discover youngster technology fiction that strays past well known dystopian fare. The environmental messages, human-animal friendship, humor, motion, and artistic know-how will make this sequence starter a simple hit. . . .”—<i >Booklist
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About David Weber and the consideration Harrington series:
“. . .everything you'll wish in a heroine….excellent…plenty of action.”—Science Fiction Age

“Brilliant! wonderful! Brilliant!”—Anne McCaffrey

“Compelling strive against mixed with enticing characters for a good area opera adventure.”—Locus

“Weber combines lifelike, enticing characters with clever technological projection. . .Fans of this venerable area opera will have fun. . .”—Publishers Weekly

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Foundation's Edge (Foundation, Book 4) by Isaac Asimov

By Isaac Asimov

Past the Seldon Plan

Hari Seldon, that groovy psychohistorian, organize the basis to avoid millennia of barbarism and produce a couple of moment Empire in an insignificant thousand years. Now, 498 years after its founding, the basis appeared to be following the Seldon Plan perfectly.

Too completely, Golan Trevize was once convinced. Such perfection used to be most unlikely after the unpredictable catastrophe of the Mule—unless the supposedly destroyed moment starting place used to be nonetheless controlling humanity. yet his makes an attempt to warn others had led purely to his exile in space.

Stor Gendibal of the second one origin used to be additionally anxious through that perfection and suspected tampering through an excellent better energy. Now he, too, were despatched into area to track the unusual project of Trevize. at the back of either got here the warships of the basis, risking holocaust to make use of no matter what Trevize had found.

He had discovered an most unlikely planet—with much more very unlikely powers. occasions had long gone a ways past the Seldon Plan. And merely Trevize may perhaps keep the Plan—or spoil it forever!

The starting place sequence incorporates on its large Sweep of destiny historical past and Tells the tale of Man's fight to satisfy his Galactic future

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Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

By Neil Gaiman

One in all fiction's such a lot audaciously unique abilities, Neil Gaiman now offers us a mythology for a latest age -- whole with darkish prophecy, kin disorder, mystical deceptions, and killer birds. let alone a lime.

Anansi Boys
God is lifeless. Meet the kids.

When fats Charlie's dad named anything, it caught. Like calling fats Charlie "Fat Charlie." Even now, 20 years later, Charlie Nancy can't shake that identify, one of many many embarrassing "gifts" his father bestowed -- prior to he dropped useless on a karaoke level and ruined fats Charlie's life.

Mr. Nancy left fats Charlie issues. such things as the tall, handsome stranger who seems to be on Charlie's doorstep, who seems to be the brother he by no means knew. A brother as diverse from Charlie as evening is from day, a brother who's going to teach Charlie how you can loosen up and feature a bit enjoyable ... similar to expensive previous Dad. And out of the blue, existence begins getting very attention-grabbing for fats Charlie.

Because, you notice, Charlie's dad wasn't simply any dad. He was once Anansi, a trickster god, the spider-god. Anansi is the spirit of uprising, capable of overturn the social order, create wealth out of skinny air, and baffle the satan. a few acknowledged he may perhaps cheat even dying himself.

Returning to the territory he so brilliantly explored in his masterful big apple instances bestseller, American Gods, the incomparable Neil Gaiman deals up a piece of unbelievable ingenuity, a kaleidoscopic trip deep into fable that's instantaneously startling, terrifying, exhilarating, and fiercely humorous -- a real ask yourself of a singular that confirms Stephen King's gleaming overview of the writer as "a treasure-house of tale, and we're fortunate to have him."

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Martyr (Star Trek: New Frontier Series, Book 5) by Peter David

By Peter David

With the autumn of the traditional Thallonian Empire, civil battle threatens the planet of Zondar. the arriving of the U.S.S Excalibur is greeted with aid and party via the apprehensive population, and Captain Mackenzie Calhoun, clean from his cataclysmic break out shape the Thallonian throneworld, is acclaimed as their prophesied savior. yet one believer's messiah is another's blasphemer -- and a first-rate candidate for martyrdom.
When Captain Calhoun is captured, Lieutenant Commander Burgoyne needs to locate him prior to an alien fleet introduced a holy struggle opposed to the Federation!

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