The Big Book Of Science Fiction


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Quite possibly the GREATEST science-fiction collection of ALL TIME—past, present, and FUTURE! What if life was never-ending? What if you could change your body to adapt to an alien ecology? What if the Pope was a robot? Spanning galaxies and millennia, this must-have anthology showcases classic contributions from H.G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Octavia Butler, and Kurt Vonnegut alongside a century of the eccentrics, rebels, and visionaries who have inspired generations of readers. Within its pages, find beloved worlds of space opera, hard SF, cyberpunk, the new wave, and more. Learn the secret history of science fiction, from literary icons who wrote SF to authors from over 25 countries, some never before translated into English. In THE BIG BOOK OF SCIENCE FICTION, literary power couple Ann and Jeff VanderMeer transport readers from Mars to Mechanopolis, planet Earth to parts unknown. Read the genre that predicted electric cars, travel to the moon, and the modern smart phone. We’ve got the worlds if you’ve got the time. Including: · Legendary tales from Isaac Asimov and Ursula LeGuin! · An unearthed sci-fi story from W.E.B. DuBois! · The first publication of the work of cybernetic visionary David R. Bunch in 20 years! · A rare and brilliant novella by Chinese international sensation Liu Cixin! Plus: · Aliens! · Space battles! · Robots! · Technology gone wrong! · Technology gone right!

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Author by Jeff VanderMeer
Genre eBook Fiction
Read Book 1216
ISBN Number 9781101910108

The Big Book Of Science Fiction


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Author by Groff Conklin
Genre eBook Science fiction
Read Book 176
ISBN Number OSU:32435059662239

The Big Book Of Classic Fantasy


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Unearth the enchanting origins of fantasy fiction with a collection of tales as vast as the tallest tower and as mysterious as the dark depths of the forest. Fantasy stories have always been with us. They illuminate the odd and the uncanny, the wondrous and the fantastic: all the things we know are lurking just out of sight—on the other side of the looking-glass, beyond the music of the impossibly haunting violin, through the twisted trees of the ancient woods. Other worlds, talking animals, fairies, goblins, demons, tricksters, and mystics: these are the elements that populate a rich literary tradition that spans the globe. A work composed both of careful scholarship and fantastic fun, The Big Book of Classic Fantasy is essential reading for anyone who’s never forgotten the stories that first inspired feelings of astonishment and wonder. INCLUDING: *Stories by pillars of the genre like the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, Mary Shelley, Christina Rossetti, L. Frank Baum, Robert E. Howard, and J. R. R. Tolkien *Fantastical offerings from literary giants including Edith Wharton, Leo Tolstoy, Willa Cather, Zora Neale Hurston, Vladimir Nabokov, Hermann Hesse, and W.E.B. Du Bois *Rare treasures from Asian, Eastern European, Scandinavian, and Native American traditions *New translations, including fourteen stories never before in English PLUS: *Beautifully Bizarre Creatures! *Strange New Worlds Just Beyond the Garden Path! *Fairy Folk and Their Dark Mischief! *Seriously Be Careful—Do Not Trust Those Fairies!

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Author by Ann Vandermeer
Genre eBook Fiction
Read Book 864
ISBN Number 9780525435570

The Big Book Of Modern Fantasy


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From Ann and Jeff VanderMeer comes The Big Book of Modern Fantasy: a true horde of tales sure to delight fans, scholars -- even the greediest of dragons. A VINTAGE ORIGINAL. Step through a shimmering portal . . . a worn wardrobe door . . . a schism in sky . . . into a bold new age of fantasy. When worlds beyond worlds became a genre unto itself. From the swinging sixties to the strange, strange seventies, the over-the-top eighties to the gnarly nineties--and beyond, into the twenty-first century--the VanderMeers have found the stories and the writers from around the world that reinvented and revitalized the fantasy genre after World War II. The stories in this collection represent twenty-two different countries, including Russia, Argentina, Nigeria, Columbia, Pakistan, Turkey, Finland, Sweden, China, the Philippines, and the Czech Republic. Five have never before been translated into English. From Jorge Luis Borges to Ursula K. Le Guin, Michael Moorcock to Angela Carter, Terry Pratchett to Stephen King, the full range and glory of the fantastic are on display in these ninety-one stories in which dragons soar, giants stomp, and human children should still think twice about venturing alone into the dark forest. Completing Ann and Jeff VanderMeer's definitive The Big Book of Classic Fantasy, this companion volume to takes the genre into the twenty-first century with ninety-one astonishing, mind-bending stories.

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Author by Ann Vandermeer
Genre eBook Fiction
Read Book 864
ISBN Number 9780525563877

The Berenstain Bears Big Book Of Science And Nature


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Introduces the seasons, weather, animals, plants, the earth, machines, matter, energy, and related topics.

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Author by Stan Berenstain
Genre eBook Juvenile Fiction
Read Book 192
ISBN Number 9780486498348

Claus Boxed 2


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The Christmas adventures continue. The second volume of the holiday tales you never heard growing up... HUMBUG Eb Scrooge is left to run Avocado, Inc., an innovative technology business, all alone. An introverted shut-in locked away in a Colorado mansion, only his servant droids keep him company. Until the gifts arrive. HEAT MISER When Kandi’s dad gets a mysterious call, they fly to a tropical island. Despite the heat, his sunburned client wears a heavy cloak. The world doesn’t know it yet, but Santa Claus is missing. Kandi knows where he is. RONIN There's one Christmas story no one has ever heard, the legend of the biggest and baddest reindeer of them all, the one who leads the sleigh and protects the herd. Billy Big Game doesn’t want to discover the last reindeer. He wants to capture him. A very good read with an ending that will not disappoint. –Review for Humbug Even Dickens would approve. –Review for Humbug You'll LOVE Humbug! –Review for Humbug Another great addition to the Claus series –Review for Humbug A great retelling of a classic story - with a sci-fi twist. –Review for Humbug A total 10! I love it. –Review for Humbug I absolutely love his Christmas series. –Review for The Rise of the Miser All of these winter wonderland characters are given new and meaningful outlooks as the author re-writes their stories… –Review for The Rise of the Miser A must read for all Santa followers. –Review for The Rise of the Miser Great characters and an awesome twist at the end. –Review for The Rise of the Miser I love everything he has every written but this is a personal favorite!!! –Review for The Rise of the Miser "Tony does it again! Another fabulous installment in the world of Claus that takes me back to my childhood but adds a whole new perspective!" -- Review for Ronin "Absolutely LOVED LOVED LOVED Ronin" -- Review for Ronin "I absolutely loved it!" -- Review for Ronin "The greatest EVER!" -- Review for Ronin "Pick up the Claus series and transform the holiday season into something unbelievable." -- Review for Ronin "I loved the book!! Kept me guessing for a long time! I even had to go back and reread the rest of the series! " -- Review for Ronin

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Author by Tony Bertauski
Genre eBook Young Adult Fiction
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The Game Of Rat And Dragon


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Craving a pure hit of classic science fiction from the genre's golden age? Cordwainer Smith's story "The Game of Rat and Dragon" should definitely do the trick. Set in the distant future, the humans in this tale find their ability to travel through space imperiled by a strange psychic energy known as 'Dragons.' With the help of unexpected companions, an intrepid crew of warriors set out to rid the galaxy of this evil.

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Author by Cordwainer Smith
Genre eBook Fiction
Read Book 29
ISBN Number 9781775458319

The Mammoth Book Of Extreme Science Fiction


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Here are 25 stories of science fiction that push the envelope, by the biggest names in an emerging new crop of high-tech futuristic SF - including Charles Stross, Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Peter Hamilton and Neal Asher. High-tech SF has made a significant comeback in the last decade, as bestselling authors successfully blend the super-science of 'hard science fiction' with real characters in an understandable scenario. It is perhaps a reflection of how technologically controlled our world is that readers increasingly look for science fiction that considers the fates of mankind as a result of increasing scientific domination. This anthology brings together the most extreme examples of the new high-tech, far-future science fiction, pushing the limits way beyond normal boundaries. The stories include: "A Perpetual War Fought Within a Cosmic String", "A Weapon That Could Destroy the Universe", "A Machine That Detects Alternate Worlds and Creates a Choice of Christs", "An Immortal Dead Man Sent To The End of the Universe", "Murder in Virtual Reality", "A Spaceship So Large That There is An Entire Planetary System Within It", and "An Analytical Engine At The End of Time", and "Encountering the Untouchable."

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Author by Mike Ashley
Genre eBook Fiction
Read Book 160
ISBN Number 9781849015356

The Big Book Of Maps For Tabletop Roleplaying Games Volume 1


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Whether your tabletop RPG adventures embrace classic high fantasy, swords and sorcery, or fringe on an otherworldly realms, the more than 230 full-page color fantasy maps collected in this book provide suitable cartography for your tabletop adventures.Dungeons, castles, keeps, temples, sacred sites, urban sprawl, caverns, mines, dwarven halls, elven empires, extradimensional planes, heavenly encounters, hellish delves, and even ancient forgotten advanced technology ¿ this book has it all!

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Author by Justin Andrew Mason
Genre eBook
Read Book 521
ISBN Number 0692086757

Masterpieces


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An anthology of science fiction tales from the past century includes both classic and contemporary works by Anne McCaffrey, Arthur C. Clarke, Ursula K. Le Guin, Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, and other masters of the science fiction genre.

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Author by Orson Scott Card
Genre eBook Fiction
Read Book 422
ISBN Number 0441011330