Orphans of the Sky

Titre : Orphans of the Sky
Auteur : Robert A. Heinlein
Éditeur : Hachette UK
ISBN-13 : 9780575113206
Libération : 2014-12-22

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Hugh had been taught that, according to the ancient sacred writings, the Ship was on a voyage to faraway Centaurus. But he also understood this was actually allegory for a voyage to spiritual perfection. Indeed, how could the Ship move, since its miles and miles of metal corridors were all there was of creation? Science knew that the Ship was all the Universe, and as long as the sacred Convertor was fed, the lights would continue to glow and the air would flow, and the Creator's Plan would be fulfilled.Of course, there were the muties, grotesquely deformed parodies of humans, who lurked in the upper reaches of the Ship where gravity was weaker. Were they evil incarnate, or merely a divine check on the population, keeping humanity from expanding past the capacity of the Ship to support? Then Hugh was captured by the muties and met their leader (or leaders), Joe-Jim, with two heads on one body. And he learned the true nature of the Ship and its mission between the stars. But could he make his people believe him before it was to late? Could he make them believe that he must be allowed to fly the ship?

Le Rayon SF

Titre : Le Rayon SF
Auteur : Henri Delmas
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105040776036
Libération : 1985

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Henri Delmas A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Le Rayon SF Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

Space on My Hands

Titre : Space on My Hands
Auteur : Fredric Brown
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 0553134000
Libération : 1980-05

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Fredric Brown A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Space on My Hands Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

The Martians

Titre : The Martians
Auteur : Kim Stanley Robinson
Éditeur : Spectra
ISBN-13 : 0553898302
Libération : 2003-05-27

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Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy is one of science fiction's most honored series, with Red Mars winning the distinguished Nebula Award, and both Green Mars and Blue Mars honored with the Hugo. A modern-day classic of the genre, this epic saga deftly portrays the human stories behind Earth's most ambitious project yet: the terraforming of Mars. Now, following the publication of his acclaimed adventure novel, Antarctica, Robinson returns to the realm he has made his own, in a work that brilliantly weaves together a futuristic setting with a poetic vision of the human spirit engaged in a drama as ancient as mankind itself. From a training mission in Antarctica to blistering sandstorms sweeping through labyrinths of barren canyons, the interwoven stories of The Martians set in motion a sprawling cast of characters upon the surface of Mars. As the planet is transformed from an unexplored and forbidding terrain to a troubled image of a re-created Earth, we meet men and women who are bound together by their experiences on Mars and with each other. Among them are Michel, a French psychologist dazzled by the beauty around him; Maya, a woman whose ill-fated love affairs lead to her first voyage to Mars; and Roger, a tall Martian-born guide who lacks social skills but has the courage to survive on the planet's dangerous yet strangely compelling surface. Beginning with the First Hundred explorers, generations of friends, enemies, and lovers are swept up in the drama that is Earth's tenuous toehold on Mars. International exploration turns into world building; world building degenerates into political conflict, revolution, and war. Following the strands of these lives and events, in an age when human life has been extended for decades, The Martians becomes the story of generations lived on the edge of the ultimate frontier, in a landscape of constant man-made and natural transformation. This new masterpiece by Kim Stanley Robinson is a story of hope and disappointment, of fierce physical and psychological struggles. Both deeply human and scientifically cutting edge, The Martians is the epic chronicle of a planet that represents one of humanity's most glorious possibilities. A Letter from Kim Stanley Robinson: "When I finished Blue Mars, I realized I wasn't done with Mars yet. There were things I still wanted to say about the place, and about my characters from the trilogy, and there were a number of sidebar stories and characters that had found no place in the trilogy's structure. I also had a couple of precursor Mars stories that did not fit the trilogy's history--'Exploring Fossil Canyon' and 'Green Mars'--and I had held these out of my earlier story collections thinking they belonged with the Mars group." So all this material was there, and as I wrote Antarctica, I found myself drawn back into the matter of Mars repeatedly, by the discovery of possible life in meteorite AHL8004 and by the Pathfinder landing. I decided to make a collection of Martian tales, and as I put them in roughly chronological order, I saw that they seemed to be adding up to their own larger story, functioning as the trilogy's 'unconscious' or 'secret history'. Using all kinds of modes, from folk tales to scientific articles, from personal accounts to the full text of a constitution, I arranged things so that the book altogether tells the story of an underground and hard-to-see resistance to the terraforming described in the trilogy proper. I had a great time doing these stories, and hope they add up to my own version of a Martian Chronicles." From the Paperback edition.

Killdozer

Titre : Killdozer
Auteur : Theodore Sturgeon
Éditeur : North Atlantic Books
ISBN-13 : 9781556432279
Libération : 1996

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Gathers fifteen stories, including "Medusa," "Ghost of a Chance," "Abreaction," "Poor Yorick," "The Chromium Helmet," and Mewhu's Jet"

Remake

Titre : Remake
Auteur : Connie Willis
Éditeur : Spectra
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105021487819
Libération : 1996-01-01

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Dreaming only of dancing in the movies, Ali's hopes are thwarted by a futuristic Hollywood that no longer creates original films and uses computer technology to remake old stories, but Ali is not willing to give up. Reprint.

The Turks in World History

Titre : The Turks in World History
Auteur : Carter Vaughn Findley
Éditeur : Oxford University Press
ISBN-13 : 0198039395
Libération : 2004-11-11

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Beginning in Inner Asia two thousand years ago, the Turks have migrated and expanded to form today's Turkish Republic, five post-Soviet republics, other societies across Eurasia, and a global diaspora. For the first time in a single, accessible volume, this book traces the Turkic peoples' trajectory from steppe, to empire, to nation-state. Cultural, economic, social, and political history unite in these pages to illuminate the projection of Turkic identity across space and time and the profound transformations marked successively by the Turks' entry into Islam and into modernity.

The Chimera Brigade 2

Titre : The Chimera Brigade 2
Auteur : Serge Lehman
Éditeur : Titan
ISBN-13 : 9781785855474
Libération : 2016-11-09

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The fascist superhumans have unveiled their plan ¨C they¡¯ll stop at nothing to rid Europe of their human counterparts! But another army is on the rise¡­ Will the Man Who Walks Through Walls be able to rescue The Cockroach and stop the next World War?

The Comparative Histories of Slavery in Brazil Cuba and the United States

Titre : The Comparative Histories of Slavery in Brazil Cuba and the United States
Auteur : Laird Bergad
Éditeur : Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13 : 1139464701
Libération : 2007-06-25

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This 2007 book is an introductory history of racial slavery in the Americas. Brazil and Cuba were among the first colonial societies to establish slavery in the early sixteenth century. Approximately a century later British colonial Virginia was founded, and slavery became an integral part of local culture and society. In all three nations, slavery spread to nearly every region, and in many areas it was the principal labor system utilized by rural and urban elites. Yet long after it had been abolished elsewhere in the Americas, slavery stubbornly persisted in the three nations. It took a destructive Civil War in the United States to bring an end to racial slavery in the southern states in 1865. In 1866 slavery was officially ended in Cuba, and in 1888 Brazil finally abolished this dreadful institution, and legalized slavery in the Americas came to an end.

Eternity

Titre : Eternity
Auteur : Greg Bear
Éditeur : Tor Books
ISBN-13 : 0765380471
Libération : 2015-10-27

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Multiple Nebula and Hugo Award winner Greg Bear returns to the Earth of his acclaimed novel Eon in Eternity. The crew of the asteroid-starship Thistledown has thwarted an attack by the Jarts by severing their link to the Way, an endless corridor that spans universes. The asteroid settled into orbit around Earth and the tunnel snaked away, forming a contained universe of its own. Forty years later, on Gaia, Rhita Vaskayza recklessly pursues her legacy, seeking an Earth once again threatened by forces from within and without. For physicist Konrad Korzenowski, murdered for creating The Way, and resurrected, is compelled by a faction determined to see it opened once more. And humankind will discover just how entirely they have underestimated their ancient adversaries.