Pianeta Senza Scampo Urania

Autor: Robert Silverberg
Publisher: Edizioni Mondadori
ISBN: 8852077812
File Size: 54,23 MB
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Sopravvissuto al massacro degli umani su un mondo diventato improvvisamente ostile, Joseph deve fuggire attraverso misteriosi continenti, tra insidie e crudeltà inimmaginabili. La salvezza è lontana, mentre i possibili alleati, creature saturnine e voltafaccia come il Noctambulo, di giorno si comportano in un modo e di notte sembrano capaci di ogni tradimento. In fondo all'odissea, come un miraggio, l'immagine irraggiungibile di una casa... Si può diventare uomini molto presto, se il pianeta è quello giusto: per il giovane Joseph tutto ha avuto inizio in una notte di terrore ma si concluderà nella più memorabile delle avventure.

The Longest Way Home

Autor: Robert Silverberg
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497632374
File Size: 16,10 MB
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"What wonders and adventures he has to tell us," is how Ursula K. LeGuin characterized the world of Robert Silverberg, and in The Longest Way Home, he takes readers on another dazzling odyssey. Joseph, just fifteen and alone in the land known at Getfen, awakens to an attack on the Great House in which he is visiting. Narrowly escaping with his life but still pursued by enemies who wish to see him killed, Joseph must journey across a dark, unfamiliar world in his quest to return to his home of Helikis…and his father. He has thousands of miles to travel and much to learn, about this perilous alien world in transition, and about himself. "What the greatly changed Joseph might find at the end of his journey, and how he might react, are questions that I came to care deeply about." -- New York Times Book Review "One of the world's finest stylists and storytellers." -- San Antonis Express-News A New York Times Notable Book

Bones Of The Earth

Autor: Michael Swanwick
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504036468
File Size: 55,41 MB
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Modern technology is pitted against ancient dinosaurs in this scientific thriller James Rollins calls “Jurassic Park set amid the paradox of time travel.” Paleontologist Richard Leyster is perfectly content in his position with the Smithsonian excavating dinosaur fossil sites and publishing his findings . . . until the mysterious Harry Griffin appears in his office with a cooler containing the head of a freshly killed Stegosaurus. The enigmatic stranger offers Leyster the opportunity to travel back in time to study living dinosaurs in their original habitats—but with strings attached. Soon, the paleontologist finds himself, along with a select team of colleagues—including his chief rival, the ambitious and often ruthless Dr. Gertrude Salley—making discoveries that would prove impossible working from fossils alone. But when Leyster and his team are stranded in the Cretaceous, they must learn to survive while still keeping alive the joy of scientific discovery. This shocking novel spans hundreds of millions of years and deals with the ultimate fate not only of the dinosaurs but also of all humankind. Nominated for the Locus Award, the Hugo Award, and the Nebula Award for Best Novel, Bones of the Earth cements author Michael Swanwick as an author who “proves that sci-fi has plenty of room for wonder and literary values” (San Francisco Chronicle).

Son Of Man

Autor: Robert Silverberg
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1591028310
File Size: 15,11 MB
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The classic science fiction novel, now back in print Clay is a man from the 20th Century who is somehow caught up in a time-flux and transported into a distant future. The earth and the life on it have changed beyond recognition. Even the human race has evolved into many different forms, now coexisting on the planet. The seemingly omnipotent Skimmers, the tyrannosaur-like Eaters, the sedentary Awaiters, the squid-like Breathers, the Interceders, the Destroyers—all of these are "Sons of Man". Befriended and besexed by the Skimmers, Clay goes on a journey which takes him around the future earth and into the depths of his own soul. He is human, but what does that mean?

The Man In The Maze

Autor: Robert Silverberg
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504014227
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With an introduction by Neil Gaiman: Once a hero, now a pariah, Richard Muller is humanity’s last hope Richard Muller was an honorable diplomat who braved unimaginable dangers to make contact with the first-known race of intelligent aliens. But those aliens left a mark on him: a psychic wound that emanates a telepathic miasma his fellow humans can neither cure nor endure. Muller is exiled to the remote planet of Lemnos, where he is left, deeply embittered, at the heart of a deadly maze . . . until a new alien race appears, seemingly intent on exterminating humanity. Only Muller can communicate with them, due to the very condition that has made him an outcast. But will Muller stick his neck out for the people who so callously rejected him?

War Of Two Worlds

Autor: Poul Anderson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575109092
File Size: 12,42 MB
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The twenty-year Earth-Mars war was finally over. What was left of Earth - its crumbled cities, its ruined farmlands - were firmly and completely under the rule of the Martian Archon. And this powerful planetary ruler was taking no chances: he intended to reduce the Terrans to a society of primitive agricultural tribes in less than a generation! But for David Arnfeld, ex-spaceman and Earth Base Commander, there was something in the whole set-up which did not ring true. Why had both sides muffed countless chances to end that awful war in the first year or two? And why had the two planets gone to war in the first place? In the back of Arnfeld's mind an idea was growing...perhaps there was yet a chance to save the doomed population of Earth. But if his idea was true, and proof was available, he had to work fast. Too many people were involved in this War of the Two Worlds to let one man upset their plans.

The Complete Stories

Autor: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: Anchor Books
File Size: 42,21 MB
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Gathers together previously published stories from one of the masters of science fiction

The Great Explosion

Autor: Eric Frank Russell
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1786258994
File Size: 10,13 MB
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MISSION OF EMPIRE Earthmen had colonized hundreds of planets in the four centuries of deep space exploration—independent new civilizations founded by the discontented and adventurous of Terra. Trouble was, they were too independent—and the Terran government had ambitions for a space empire. A giant battle cruiser went out into the starlanes, with instructions to persuade the colonial planets to join the Empire—and with a couple of thousand troops to back up the persuasion ! It looked like an interesting, if easy, mission—after all, what kind of opposition could a bunch of backwoods planets offer to the most advanced military power in the Galaxy? Quite a lot, as it turned out ... and all of it wildly unexpected! One of the "old pros" of science-fiction, Eric Frank Russell has, in THE GREAT EXPLOSION, written a fast-paced and compelling adventure—a fascinating look at a possible tomorrow. A satirical Classic.

Untouched By Human Hands

Autor: Robert Sheckley
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497649889
File Size: 55,34 MB
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People hunt and kill one another as public entertainment and to win prizes in “Seventh Victim,” the short version of Sheckley’s novel The 10th Victim, which was made into a movie. The twelve other stories in this collection are “The Monsters,” “Cost of Living,” “The Altar,” “Shape,” “The Impacted Man,” “Untouched by Human Hands,” “The King’s Wishes,” “Warm,” “The Demons,” “Specialist,” “Ritual,” and “Beside Still Waters.” From the very beginning of his career, Robert Sheckley was recognized by fans, reviewers, and fellow authors as a master storyteller and the wittiest satirist working in the science fiction field. Open Road is proud to republish his acclaimed body of work, with nearly thirty volumes of full-length fiction and short story collections. Rediscover, or discover for the first time, a master of science fiction who, according to the New York Times, was “a precursor to Douglas Adams.”