The Periodic Table of Science Fiction by Michael Swanwick

By Michael Swanwick

While Mendeleev set forth the Periodic desk of the weather, he revolutionised chemistry - yet simply as importantly, he planted the seeds for Michael Swanwick's Periodic desk of technology Fiction. Now, after their epochal appearances on-line at www.scifi.com, this assortment gathers jointly the single hundred and eighteen tales of the PTSF in print for the 1st time, of their definitive shape. lifestyles, Chemistry, and technological know-how Fiction is simply not an identical again.

Swanwick, grand grasp of the SF brief tale and absolute grasp of the short-short, is at his exuberant and creative most sensible in those stories, each one encouraged through a unmarried chemical point. listed here are cosmos-spanning destiny histories, slyly conceived substitute timelines, shockingly subversive mystery chronicles of highbrow ardour, divine jests, and fragments of incomparable knowledge. within the Periodic desk of technological know-how Fiction, revelations stream like heady wine: the genuine cause the Hindenburg exploded; the right way to degree the apocalyptic temper swings of God; why you by no means wish pond scum to preside over your workplace; that is the main dull point in life; how the Plains Indians followed now not the pony however the bike; tips to dodge a spaceship hijacking; the best way to make a fortune in interplanetary metals prospecting; robotic ideology; and masses, even more. If Mendeleev encompassed all subject in his Periodic desk, Michael Swanwick's encompasses all that actually matters...

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AMP Messenger (AMP, Book 1) by Stephen Arseneault

By Stephen Arseneault

The 1st ebook within the AMP sequence. In galaxy, people are at the run. For 1000 years they've got fled from an enemy that's bent on their annihilation. the only protection is their domestic, a superb station referred to as the Grid with a quicker than gentle force that's unrivaled for velocity. Don is a Messenger no longer a hero. yet usual males occasionally have a manner of emerging to a problem. conflict is back coming to the Grid and destiny will position Don smack in the midst of it. Is guy prepared for the forty third Milgari warfare? Don Grange doesn't imagine so!

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Shadows in Flight (Ender's Shadow, Book 5) (Enhanced by Orson Scott Card

By Orson Scott Card

Ender’s Shadow explores the celebs during this all-new novel...

At the tip of Shadow of the Giant, Bean flees to the celebrities with 3 of his children--the 3 who proportion the engineered genes that gave him either hyper-intelligence and a quick, merciless actual life. The time dilation granted by means of the rate in their commute provides Earth’s scientists generations to hunt a medication, to no avail. In time, they're forgotten--a fading ansible sign talking of occasions misplaced to Earth’s history. But the Delphikis are approximately to make a discovery that might allow them to keep themselves, and maybe all of humanity in days to come.

For there in house earlier than them lies a derelict Formic colony ship. Aboard it, they are going to locate either dying and wonders--the lifestyles aid that's failing all alone send, room to develop, and labs during which to discover their very own genetic anomaly and the mysterious disorder that killed the ship’s colony.

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Falcone Strike (Angel in the Whirlwind Book 2) by Christopher G. Nuttall

By Christopher G. Nuttall

Now a celebrated warfare hero, Captain Kat Falcone is again on the helm of HMS Lightning…and up opposed to near-impossible odds. After an ill-timed outburst nearly ends her occupation, Kat is passed command of a deep-strike venture into enemy area. the target is to assemble intelligence and distract the adversarial Theocracy whereas the Commonwealth prepares its counteroffensive.

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The Ramal Extraction (Cutter’s Wars, Book 1) by Steve Perry

By Steve Perry

At the shut of the twenty fourth Century, a sequence of revolutions has prompted the galaxy to descend into chaos. With the Galactic Union’s military stretched skinny, mercenary devices have arisen in case you have the need—and the means—to rent them…

Captained by means of former indifferent Guerrilla Forces Colonel R.A. “Rags” Cutter, the Cutter strength Initiative is likely one of the most sensible. A really expert workforce which includes either extraterrestrial beings and people, the Cutters supply companies starting from struggle education and safeguard to extraction and assassination—as lengthy because the goal merits it and their corporation makes stable on payday.

When they’re employed to discover and rescue Indira, the soon-to-be-married daughter of the Rajah Ramal of latest Mumbai, the teams’ first activity is to spot the kidnapper. the most obvious suspects are insurgents who are looking to overthrow the rajanate, yet as different forces input the sport and an assassination try out is made on Ramal, the Cutters detect that their in-and-out extraction task is set to get much more interesting—and much more lethal…

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The Dark Design (Riverworld, Book 3) by Philip José Farmer

By Philip José Farmer

Milton Firebrass, as soon as Mark Twain's enemy and now his maximum best friend, plans to construct a huge airship which may fly to the North Pole of Riverworld. as soon as there, he hopes to benefit the key of the mysterious tower that dominates the panorama and uncover the answer to his such a lot pressing query: may possibly the tower comprise the Ethicals, the enigmatic beings that created Riverworld?

Meanwhile, Jill Gulbirra is challenged for the activity of piloting the airship by means of none except Cyrano de Bergerac. as though there have been now not sufficient demanding situations dealing with the workforce, they quickly suspect there's an agent of the Ethicals between their quantity, plotting their destruction….

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Queen City Jazz (Nanotech, Book 1) by Kathleen Ann Goonan

By Kathleen Ann Goonan

Nanotech Quartet [1]

Nominated - Locus First Novel 1995, Nominated - British SciFi 1999

"A first novelist of huge expertise and effort . . . she grounds her apocalyptic imaginative and prescient in a couple of brief, finely specific scenes that exhibit how own failings can turn into writ huge within the nice occasions of history."--The long island instances e-book evaluation.

In Verity's global, nanotech plagues decimated the inhabitants after an preliminary renaissance of utopian nanotech towns. transforming into up on an remoted farm, she unearths her satisfied existence altering direction while Blaze, the single younger guy locally and Verity's ally, is shot. With Blaze's physique wrapped in a nanotech cocoon, Verity units off on a quest to the Enlivened urban of Cincinnati. it's a position of legend, the place large bio-engineered bees hold details throughout the streets and large nanotech plant life burst from the tops of wierd constructions. it's the position the place Blaze may be introduced again from the threshold of dying. yet Cincinnati is a urban of desires become nightmares, without end reliving the fantasies of its author, a urban that Verity needs to rule--or die.

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Engine City (Engines of Light, Book 3) by Ken MacLeod

By Ken MacLeod

WHO OWNS THE STARS?

For 10000 years Nova Babylonia has been the best urban of the second one Sphere, an interstellar civilization of human and different beings who've been secretly got rid of, all through background, from Earth.
Now people from the some distance reaches of the field have come, to provide immortality-and to induce them to construct defenses opposed to the alien invasion they be aware of is coming.

As people and extraterrestrial beings compete and conspire, the wheels of heritage will lathe the entire avid gamers into shapes new and brilliant. The alien invasion will achieve New Babylon at last-led through the main alien determine of all.

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Discognition by Steven Shaviro

By Steven Shaviro

What's awareness? what's it wish to suppose soreness, or to work out the colour pink? Do robots and pcs rather imagine? For that topic, do vegetation and amoebas imagine? If we ever meet clever extraterrestrial beings, can we be capable to comprehend what they are saying to us?

Philosophers and scientists are nonetheless not able to respond to questions like those. maybe technology fiction will help. In Discognition, Steven Shaviro appears to be like at technology fiction novels and tales that discover the intense probabilities of human and alien sentience.

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