Planet of Sand by Murray Leinster

By Murray Leinster

Fake fees ended in Stan Huckley's imprisonment aboard the spaceship Stallifer. whilst he will get his probability to flee, transparent his identify, and win the affection of the lady he adores—and kill Rob Torren, who positioned him in prison—it's a chance he's keen to take. yet earlier than justice may be served, he has to outlive the wilds of space… and the risks of the Planet of Sand!

This distinctive variation provides a long bibliographic advent and a particular Bibliography.

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Steel World (Undying Mercenaries, Book 1) by B. V. Larson

By B. V. Larson

Within the 20th century Earth despatched probes, transmissions and inviting messages to the celebrities. regrettably, a person spotted.

The Galactics arrived with their conflict fleet in 2052. instead of being exterminated below a barrage of hell-burners, Earth joined their tremendous Empire. Swearing allegiance to our far away alien overlords wasn’t the one requirement for survival. We additionally needed to have whatever of price to alternate, anything that neighboring planets might pay their well-deserved credit to shop for. As many of the neighborhood worlds have been too civilized to have a formal military, the single important carrier Earth may supply got here within the kind of soldiers…someone needed to do their soiled paintings for them, their combating and demise.

I, James McGill, used to be born in 2099 at the edge of the galaxy. whilst Hegemony monetary denied my personal loan functions, i used to be kicked out of the college and that i grew to become to the celebs. My first crusade concerned the invasion of a mineral-rich planet referred to as Cancri-9, larger referred to as metal global. The assault didn’t pass good, and now Earth has entered a grim fight for survival.

Humanity’s mercenary legions visit struggle in metal international, bestselling writer B. V. Larson’s most modern technology fiction novel.

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Operation Lightning Strike by Nick Pope

By Nick Pope

This e-book and its prequel, Operation Thunder baby, are the single technology fiction novels ever to have passed through the protection vetting strategy on the Ministry of Defence, at the foundation that Nick Pope was once concerned not only in professional govt learn and research into the flying saucers phenomenon, yet in hugely categorised paintings at the Gulf warfare and different operations. Operation Lightning Strike is a fast moving motion mystery written within the form of Tom Clancy, yet facing subject matters more often than not present in The X-Files. as a way to comprehend what would truly ensue if we confronted an alien invasion, this ebook tells the tale.

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Tales from the Starscape by Viktor Mars

By Viktor Mars

Within the unending expanse of stars, our event starts.

In the starscape of Focalor lies the attractive planet referred to as Fallana. It as soon as prospered lower than the guideline of the folk including the clever and benevolent Grand Council.

This utopia is shattered while a brand new strength takes carry of the planet. the hot ruler makes use of the planet's usual assets to extra an time table no longer in concord with the need of the folk and the planet.

A insurgent agency has fought this ruler with a view to deliver peace again to their homeworld. they're referred to as the Dawnseekers and function from a grand mountain stronghold known as The Ark.

Join the Dawnseekers of their epic trip to revive tranquility to their domestic planet and witness the start of a story From The Starscape...

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Homeward Bound by Harry Turtledove

By Harry Turtledove

Tosev Timeline #8

The 20th century used to be awash in battle. international powers have been pouring males and machines onto the killing fields of Europe. Then, in a single dramatic stroke, a divided planet was once replaced without end. An alien race attacked Earth, and for each kingdom, each man or woman, new conflict strains have been drawn.

Homeward Bound is the final booklet during this trade historical past. Now the battle has settled to an uneasy peace, with the people and extraterrestrial beings every one ruling a part of the Earth, however it is the americans, with their primitive inventiveness, who find a technique to release themselves via far-off space–and succeed in the Race’s domestic planet itself.

Warriors, and diplomats locate themselves strangers on a wierd international, and on the middle of a flash element with terrifying capability. The destiny of 2 species is in danger.

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Heritage and Exile (Darkover Omnibus, Book 1) by Marion Zimmer Bradley

By Marion Zimmer Bradley

The 1st in a chain of omnibus volumes of Marion Zimmer Bradley's best-selling Darkover sequence, Heritage and Exile contains the 2 strongest and demanding novels during this groundbreaking saga.

Nominated for a Hugo Award, and defined as "Bradley's top [Darkover] novel" by way of Locus, The historical past of Hastur tells the complicated and compelling story of the formative years of Regis Hastur, Darkover's maximum monarch. It additionally spins the terrifying and heartbreaking tale of these who sought to regulate the lethal Sharra Matrix, and of the way Lew Alton met and misplaced his maximum love, Marjorie Scott.

the main risky magical enforce on all of Darkover used to be the notorious, mythical Sharra Matrix. The Sharra Matrix have been exiled offworld within the protecting custody of Comyn Lord Lew Alton. but if Lew used to be referred to as again to Darkover to contest his rights, he had no selection yet to carry this harmful matrix again with him. as soon as the Sharra Matrix used to be again, her flaming snapshot unfold in every single place, atmosphere in movement occasions which might swap the lands, the seven domain names, and the way forward for Darkover eternally.

"Literate and exciting." (The big apple instances booklet Review)

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The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov

By Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov - The Gods Themselves

Only a couple of recognize the terrifying truth--an outcast Earth scientist, a rebellious alien inhabitant of a demise planet, a lunar-born human intuitionist who senses the approaching annihilation of the sunlight. They be aware of the truth--but who will hear? they've got foreseen the price of considerable energy--but who will think? those few beings, human and alien, carry the main to the Earth's survival.

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Inside Job by Connie Willis

By Connie Willis

Connie Willis is the grasp of the technology fiction novella, from seminal efforts corresponding to "Blued Moon," "Fire Watch," "The final of the Winnebagos," and past. "Inside Job" takes its position on that everlasting shelf, a story of spiritualists, séances, skeptics, and a love that simply may be able to upward push approximately all of it.

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Up Against It by M. J. Locke

By M. J. Locke

Geoff and his acquaintances reside in Phocaea, a far off asteroid colony at the sunlight System's frontier. They're your easy high-spirited teenagers, having fun with such interests as hacking topic compilers to supply dancing skeletons that prance during the low-gee communal parts, utilizing their rocket-bikes to salvage methane ice shrapnel that flies away whilst the colony brings in a huge (and important) rock of the stuff, and knowing tips on how to steer clear of the ever-present surveillance motes which are the million eyes of 'Stroiders, a reality-TV exhibit whose Earthside manufacturers have paid handsomely for the privilege of spying on each aspect of the Phocaeans' lives.

Life isn’t nearly as good because it turns out, notwithstanding. A mysterious act of sabotage kills Geoff's brother Carl and places the full colony in danger. And briefly order, we find that the whole lot can have been cooked up through the Martian mafia, as a method of executing a coup and turning Phocaea right into a client-state. as though that wasn't undesirable adequate, there's a rogue AI that was once spawned through the commercial emergency and slipped during the distracted safeguards, and a tremendous x-factor within the kind of the Viridians, a transhumanist cult that lives in Phocaea's bowels.

In addition to Geoff, our tale revolves round Jane, the colony's source supervisor -- a bureaucrat engineer in command of preserving the plumbing working on a synthetic island of humanity poised at the knife-edge of not easy vacuum and unforgiving area. She's greater than a century previous, and strong at her activity, yet she is torn among the technical calls for of the colony and the political realities of her state of affairs, within which the fishbowl impression of 'Stroiders is compounded through a name economic climate that turns every body right into a good looks contest competitor.  Her manoeuverings to maintain politics and engineering in concord are the center of the book.

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Bladesman of Antares (Dray Prescot, Book 9) by Alan Burt Akers

By Alan Burt Akers

The matter with being a undercover agent is that you need to make pals with the enemy. Dray Prescot, Earthman, who had turn into prince of Vallia, used to be the type of guy who continually stood through his buddies. So in his quest to profit the conflict secrets and techniques of Hamal, empire of the aircraft-makers, Dray chanced on himself not just turning into comrade to a couple of its maximum warriors yet of championing the very lifetime of its cruelly attractive queen. even supposing Dray's devotion to his wonderful princess Delia by no means flagged, his project, and his lifestyles, was once perilously balanced upon the razor-edged blades of loyalty as opposed to duty...

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