By Peter F. Hamilton
Peter F. Hamilton’s fantastically imagined, cunningly plotted interstellar adventures are conceived on a staggeringly epic scale and packed with absolutely learned human and alien characters as advanced as they're enticing. No mere global builder, Hamilton creates whole universes–and he does so with impossible to resist aptitude and intelligence. His prior novel, the acclaimed Pandora’s celebrity, brought the Intersolar Commonwealth, a star-spanning civilization of the twenty-fourth century. strong, peaceable, and assured, the Commonwealth dispatched a boat to enquire the secret of a disappearing celebrity, simply to inadvertently unharness a predatory alien species that became on its liberators, notable difficult, quick, and completely with out mercy.
The leading are the Commonwealth’s worst nightmare. Coexistence is most unlikely with the technologically complicated extraterrestrial beings, who're genetically hardwired to exterminate all different kinds of existence. Twenty-three planets have already fallen to the invaders, with casualties within the 1000s of thousands. And nobody is aware while or the place the genocidal top will strike next.
Nor are the major the one hazard. For greater than 100 years, a shadowy cult, the Guardians of Selfhood, has warned that an alien with mind-control talents very unlikely to become aware of or resist–the Starflyer–has secretly infiltrated the Commonwealth. Branded as terrorists, the Guardians and their chief, Bradley Johansson, were hunted via relentless investigator Paula Myo. yet now facts means that the Guardians have been correct all alongside, and that the Starflyer has positioned brokers in important posts through the Commonwealth–agents who're now sabotaging the battle attempt. Is the Starflyer an best friend of the top, or has it orchestrated a struggle to the loss of life among the 2 species for its personal advantage?
Caught among lethal enemies, one a brutal invader remarkable from with no, the opposite a remorseless melanoma killing from inside, the fractious Commonwealth needs to unite as by no means before.
This could be humanity’s most interesting hour–or its final gasp.
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By Lawrence Miles
A physician Who novel set on an island within the East Indies, the place alien forces are accumulating in a misplaced urban buried deep within the middle of the rain woodland, wanting to gather what should be the deadliest weapon in construction. The healthcare professional and Sam stroll into the center of the strangest public sale in heritage.
By Val Chanda
Renny by no means had a second to contemplate placing idea into motion. prior to she may flow, sooner than she may well even ponder relocating, a flash of anger burst in her head and the area vanished. How lengthy this moment oblivion lasted, Renny didn't understand. yet as she skilled it, it lasted ceaselessly. It shattered her. whilst she got here again to herself, she was once flat at the ground back, weeping, her middle pounding. someplace out of the chaos, phrases shaped in her head, as though she have been considering them, yet after all neither the options nor the phrases have been her personal. --I acknowledged, disagreeable, isn't it?-- Renny choked again a sob. "Please." --Please.-- The notice echoed in Renny's head in a tone of mocking mimicry. because it died away, it was once changed through, --You recognize the code for the lock. Open the gate.-- Renny driven herself again to her knees. Her worry suggested her to conform and do it instantly. Groggily, she reached for the mesh of the enclosure and pulled herself upright. Her face and the psy's have been inches aside. She had a fleeting, unbidden inspiration. How may perhaps she ever have believed that face was once easily human?
By John Brunner
A Pandora's field of evil...
Freitas had commanded the engineers of his massive, world-wide empire to construct him a tool which can ransack the past.Now all of the riches of the a long time have been his for the taking. yet mere wealth used to be no longer what Freitas was once after. superb energy was once what he sought, and from the earlier he picked the lads and ladies who may possibly support him achieve absolute mastery over his rivals.But something he had now not reckoned on--the energy those creatures from the earlier could have over him the reign of terror approximately to begin...
By Jack Campbell
'Black Jack' Geary has ordered his fleet again to the Lakota megastar method the place the Syndics approximately destroyed them, a determined gamble that could provide them a scuffling with likelihood of survival - or tear them aside.
By Philip K. Dick
"Dick is the yankee author who in recent times has most affected non-American poets, novelists, and essayists."—Roberto Bolaño
In Counter-Clock World, time has started relocating backward. humans greet one another with "goodbye," blow smoke into cigarettes, and upward push from the lifeless. whilst a kind of emerging lifeless is the recognized and robust prophet Anarch top, a few teams commence a mad scramble to discover him first—but their causes should not precisely benevolent simply because Anarch top may be worthy extra useless than alive, and those teams will do no matter what they need to to ship him again to the grave.
What might you do in case your long-dead kin all started coming again? Who might look after them? And what in the event that they hottest being useless? In Counter-Clock World, one in all Dick's such a lot theological and philosophical novels, those troubling questions are addressed; notwithstanding, as regularly, you've gotten to determine the solutions your self.
By James Luceno
Cruel assaults by way of an invincible alien strength have left the recent Republic reeling. Dozens of worlds have succumbed to career or annihilation, or even the Jedi Knights have tasted defeat. In those darkest of occasions, the noble Chewbacca is laid to leisure, having died as heroically as he lived--and a grief-stricken Han Solo is left to slot the items of his shattered soul again jointly earlier than he loses every thing: acquaintances, relations, and faith.
Refusing support from Leia or Luke, Han turns into the loner he as soon as was once, looking to get away the discomfort of his partner's loss of life in experience . . . and revenge. while he learns that an previous good friend from his smuggling days is working as a mercenary for the enemy, he units out to reveal the traitor. yet Han's research uncovers an excellent higher evil: a sinister conspiracy geared toward the very center of the recent Republic's will and skill to fight--the Jedi.
Now Han needs to face down his internal demons and, with the aid of a brand new and unforeseen best friend, honor Chewbacca's sacrifice within the in basic terms manner that matters--by being worthwhile of it.
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By John Brunner
As soon as town of Carrig stood very best in the world that were settled through house refugees within the far away, forgotten previous. From each nook of this primitive misplaced global caravans got here to trade--and to view the nice King-Hunt, the grotesque attempt during which the folk of Carrig selected their rulers.
Then from house got here new arrivals. And with them got here their invincible loss of life weapons and their ruthless, omnipotent tyranny.
Now there will be no King-Hunt in Carrig, or desire for the planet-unless a fool-hardy high-born named Saikmar and a gorgeous Earthling space-spy named Maddalena, may do the impossible...
First released 1969.
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By A. R. Ivanovich
Rune Thayer’s uprising in Cape Hill has positioned all of Breakwater at risk. Now, Katelyn Kestrel and her ally Kyle needs to do anything that not anyone within the Western state has ever tried: commute North into enemy territory and request relief from none except Prince Varion himself.
Before they can leave, Katelyn is unwillingly introduced face-to-face with Prince Raserion. Separated from her neighbors and enveloped in a gloomy international of his making, the indomitable Prince of Shadows deals her a deal that she dare now not refuse. The accord is struck and Katelyn maintains her undertaking, keeping shut the key assembly, and considering no matter if she has develop into a traitor to her personal reason. Stalked by way of unrelenting shadows throughout enemy strains, she needs to come to a decision: belief Prince Varion in hopes to avoid wasting Breakwater- or belief Prince Raserion to win Rune’s freedom.