Weird Space

Weird Space

Ed Carew and his small ragtag crew are smugglers and ne'erdo- wells, thumbing their noses at the Expansion, the vast human hegemony extending across thousands of worlds ... until the day they are caught, and offered a choice between working ...

Author: Eric Brown

Publisher:

ISBN: 1849973695

Category: Human-alien encounters

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Ed Carew and his small ragtag crew are smugglers and ne'erdo- wells, thumbing their noses at the Expansion, the vast human hegemony extending across thousands of worlds ... until the day they are caught, and offered a choice between working for the Expansion and an ignominious death. They must trespass across the domain of humanity's neighbours, the Vetch - the inscrutable alien race with whom humanity has warred, at terrible cost of life, and only recently arrived at an uneasy peace - and into uncharted space beyond, among the strange worlds of the Devil's Nebula, looking for long-lost settlers. A new evil threatens not only the Expansion itself, but the Vetch as well. In the long run, the survival of both races may depend on their ability to lay aside their differences and co-operate.
Categories: Human-alien encounters

The Devil s Nebula

The Devil s Nebula

Ed Carew and his small ragtag crew are smugglers and ne’er-do- wells, thumbing their noses at the Expansion, the vast human hegemony extending across thousands of worlds... until the day they are caught, and offered a choice between ...

Author: Eric Brown

Publisher: Abaddon Books

ISBN: 9781849973687

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Ed Carew and his small ragtag crew are smugglers and ne’er-do- wells, thumbing their noses at the Expansion, the vast human hegemony extending across thousands of worlds... until the day they are caught, and offered a choice between working for the Expansion and an ignominious death. They must trespass across the domain of humanity’s neighbours, the Vetch – the inscrutable alien race with whom humanity has warred, at terrible cost of life, and only recently arrived at an uneasy peace – and into uncharted space beyond, among the strange worlds of the Devil’s Nebula, looking for long-lost settlers. A new evil threatens not only the Expansion itself, but the Vetch as well. In the long run, the survival of both races may depend on their ability to lay aside their differences and co-operate.
Categories: Fiction

Helix Wars

Helix Wars

Sets the scene for a strange world wherein anything and everything sciencefictional can happen.” Tor.com on Weird Space: The Devil's Nebula “Spot-on... It delivers a good story, introduces the premise of the setting and the threats and ...

Author: Eric Brown

Publisher: Solaris

ISBN: 9781849974547

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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SPIRAL INTO WAR! The Helix: a vast spiral of ten thousand worlds turning around its sun. Aeons ago, the enigmatic Builders constructed the Helix as a refuge for alien races on the verge of extinction. Two hundred years ago, humankind came to the Helix aboard a great colony ship, and the builders conferred on them the mantle of peacekeepers. For that long, peace has reigned on the Helix. But when shuttle pilot Jeff Ellis crash-lands on the world of Phandra, he interrupts a barbarous invasion from the neighbouring Sporelli, who are now racing to catch and exterminate Ellis before he can return to New Earth and inform the peacekeepers. Eric Brown returns to the rich worlds he created in the best-selling Helix with a vast science-fiction adventure populated with strange characters and fascinating creatures.
Categories: Fiction

Helix

Helix

Sets the scene for a strange world wherein anything and everything sciencefictional can happen.” Tor.com on Weird Space: The Devil's Nebula “Spot-on... It delivers a good story, introduces the premise of the setting and the threats and ...

Author: Eric Brown

Publisher: Solaris

ISBN: 9781849971843

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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Helix is a fast-paced action adventure novel following the plight of four humans when they crashland on what they think is a desolate, ice-bound planet. Daylight brings the discovery that the planet is one of thousands arranged in a vast spiral wound about a central sun. They set off to discover a more habitable, Earth-like world and come across strange races of aliens, and life-threatening perils, on their way.
Categories: Fiction

Star of the Sea

Star of the Sea

Weird Space The Devil's Nebula Satan's Reach The Baba Yaga Star of the Sea Also by Una McCormack NOVELS Star Trek Deep Space Nine: The Missing The Fall: The Crimson Shadow Typhon Pact: Brinkmanship Deep Space Nine: The Never-Ending ...

Author: Una McCormack

Publisher: Abaddon Books

ISBN: 9781786180551

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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“My name is Cassandra. My mother was the Walker.” The peace and stability of Stella Maris have been lost, perhaps forever. Weeks after Delia Walker found the remote world, trailing murderers and soldiers in her wake, more ships are coming. And now the impossible: a young woman claiming to be Walker’s daughter has come out of the Weird portal, demanding passage off the planet. For Cassandra, her mother’s former young charge Failt, and the cynical, worldly-wise Yale, a desperate race begins to reach the very heart of the Expansion and avert a disaster. On Stella Maris – the “star of the sea” – a fight has begun to preserve the refuge and its fragile harmony from those who would exploit it.
Categories: Fiction

The Baba Yaga

The Baba Yaga

Weird Space The Devil's Nebula Satan's Reach Also by Una McCormack NOVELS Star Trek Deep Space Nine: The Missing The Fall: The Crimson Shadow Typhon Pact: Brinkmanship Deep Space Nine: The Never-Ending Sacrifice Doctor Who The Way ...

Author: Una McCormack

Publisher: Abaddon Books

ISBN: 9781849979511

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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The growing threat of the dimension-invading Weird has driven the Expansion government to outright paranoia. Mandatory telepathic testing is introduced, and the colony Braun’s World – following reports of a new Weird portal opening – is destroyed from orbit, at an unimaginable cost in lives. Delia Walker, a senior analyst in the Expansion’s intelligence bureau and a holdout of the pragmatic old guard, protests the oppressive new policies and is drummed out. Sure there’s a better way, she charters the decrepit freighter the Baba Yaga and heads into the lawless “Satan’s Reach,” following rumours of a world where humans and the Weird live peacefully side by side. Hunted by the Bureau, Walker, her pilot Yershov, and Failt – a Vetch child stowaway, fleeing slavery – will uncover secrets about both the Weird and the Expansion; secrets that could prevent catastrophic war...
Categories: Fiction

Satan s Reach

Satan s Reach

Weird Space The Devil's Nebula Satan's Reach The Baba Yaga (with Una McCormack) Also by Eric Brown Novels Xenopath Necropath Cosmopath Kéthani Helix New York Dreams New York Blues New York Nights Penumbra Engineman Meridian Days ...

Author: Eric Brown

Publisher: Abaddon Books

ISBN: 9781849976343

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Telepath Den Harper did the dirty work for the authoritarian Expansion, reading the minds of criminals, spies and undesirables, for years. Unable to take the strain, he stole a starship and headed into the void, a sector of lawless space known as Satan’s Reach. For five years he worked as a trader among the stars – then discovered that the Expansion had set a bounty hunter on his trail. But what does the Expansion want with a lowly telepath like Harper? Is there something in the rumours that human space is being invaded by aliens from another realm? Harper finds out the answer to both these questions when he rescues a young woman from certain death – and comes face to face with the terrible aliens known as the Weird.
Categories: Fiction

Liquid Crystal Nightingale

Liquid Crystal Nightingale

Starburst Magazine on Eric Brown's Weird Space: The Devil's Nebula 'Deeply thought-provoking.' SFF Chronicles on Una McCormack's War Without End www.abaddonbooks.com Google Play is a trademark of Google Inc.

Author: EeLeen Lee

Publisher: Abaddon Books

ISBN: 9781786182722

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Go deeper, they said. Look closer. Pleo Tanza is a survivor. Her father was broken by tragedy, her twin sister is dead—chewed up and spat out by the corruption and injustice of Chatoyance—but she’s going to make it, whatever it takes. She’s going to get off this rock. But escape is for the rich or lucky. Pleo’s framed for the murder of a rival student—the daughter of one of the colony’s wealthy, squabbling clans—and goes on the run, setting off a chain events that could destroy the fragile balance of the old colony forever…
Categories: Fiction

New York Dreams

New York Dreams

... (2009) Cosmopath (2009) Starship Starship Summer (2007) Starship Fall (2009) Starship Winter (2012) Starship Spring (2012) Starship Coda (2016) Helix Helix (2012) Helix Wars (2012) Weird Space The Devil's Nebula (2012) Satan's Reach ...

Author: Eric Brown

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473222274

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 216

In a futuristic variation upon the modern detective story, we follow Hal as he returns from retirement, seeking the answer to the mysterious disappearance of his ex-girlfriend, last seen with a child prodigy and an unknown older man. We accompany him during his encounters with the jaded individuals who now occupy sullied Manhattan, and share his anguish at the gradual realization of the devastating effects that Virtual Reality is having upon his fellow citizens, rapidly losing their abilities to interact in the real world.
Categories: Fiction

New York Nights

New York Nights

... (2009) Cosmopath (2009) Starship Starship Summer (2007) Starship Fall (2009) Starship Winter (2012) Starship Spring (2012) Starship Coda (2016) Helix Helix (2012) Helix Wars (2012) Weird Space The Devil's Nebula (2012) Satan's Reach ...

Author: Eric Brown

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473222250

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 559

New York in 2040 is a city of the lost. A good place to work in Missing Persons. But business is not quite good enough for Hal Halliday to forget his sister, burned alive when only child all those years ago. And now VR offers the chance of bringing her back, the future may yet allow Hal to live in the past. If he can survive the next job ...
Categories: Fiction

New York Blues

New York Blues

... (2009) Cosmopath (2009) Starship Starship Summer (2007) Starship Fall (2009) Starship Winter (2012) Starship Spring (2012) Starship Coda (2016) Helix Helix (2012) Helix Wars (2012) Weird Space The Devil's Nebula (2012) Satan's Reach ...

Author: Eric Brown

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473222267

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Hal Halliday runs a missing persons business in mid 21st century New York. It is a city that is drowning in refugees after terrorist outrages have left much of America a radioactive wasteland. People colour their grim lives with endless hours spent in VR. It is an addiction which has made VR magnate Sergio Mantoni a multi-millionaire. But now Mantoni faces a threat from a guerrilla group called VIREX, who are dedicating to ending the false promise of VR. And when Hal accepts a job to look for the missing sister of a Holodrama star, he find himself drawn into the complex world of VR and VIREX ..
Categories: Fiction

Parallax View

Parallax View

I also published the first of a shared-world series I created for Abaddon Books, Weird Space; the novel is The Devil's Nebula and it's an unashamed action space opera of the kind I still love to read. And next year PS Publishing bring ...

Author: Keith Brooke and Eric Brown

Publisher: infinity plus

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

View: 727

Both authors shortlisted for the 2013 Philip K Dick Award "The stories in this collection are among the best science fiction. These are stories imbued with a rich intelligence and a deep sense of humanity. These are mature stories, tales of love and loss, of pleasure and pain. Cherish them." - from the foreword by Stephen Baxter Parallax View showcases 'In Transit', written specially for this collection, a novella set in a future war-torn universe in which human expansion has come up against the implacable Kryte. Xeno-psychologist Abbott finds himself the guardian of a deadly Kryte on a mission to study it on his return to Earth. When they crash-land on the fortress planet of St Jerome, the Kryte prisoner turns the tables and takes Abbott into terrible custody. What follows is a terrifying journey across a hellish landscape towards a finale that might change the destiny of the Kryte and humanity, forever... Plus six other stories that examine the interface between human and alien - a parallax view from two of Britain's top science fiction writers, both shortlisted for the 2012 Philip K Dick Award.
Categories: Fiction

The Devil s Arithmetic

The Devil s Arithmetic

Hannah resents the traditions of her Jewish heritage until time travel places her in the middle of a small Jewish village in Nazi-occupied Poland.

Author: Jane Yolen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780142401095

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 170

View: 381

Hannah resents the traditions of her Jewish heritage until time travel places her in the middle of a small Jewish village in Nazi-occupied Poland.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Swan Song Hooded Swan 6

Swan Song  Hooded Swan 6

The Nightingale is a weird bird, but not—at first glance— one of the galaxy's most impressive hell-holes. Most nebulas are ugly and ungainly. They sprawl across the sky in glorious decadent confusion, flaccid and menacing.

Author: Brian Stableford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473219557

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 825

In a galactic culture that extends from quasi-Utopian worlds such as New Alexandria to vermin-infested slums like Old Earth, the Star-Pilots have become the great heroes of the day. Grainger has become a legend in his own time, flying the prototype vessel of a new starship.... Having escaped from his contract with Charlot, Grainger is hounded by the Caradoc Commpany, who wants to extract everything from his brain about his former employer. But Charlot has other plans, and Grainger suddenly finds himself back on the Hooded Swan, leading a rescue mission for the Swan's sister ship in the bizarre Nightingale Nebula. This last voyage proves costlier than the previous ones, as Grainger must risk not only his life - but his very soul!
Categories: Fiction

The Windup Girl

The Windup Girl

In this brand-new edition celebrating the book’s reception into the canon of celebrated modern science fiction, accompanying the text are two novelettes exploring the dystopian world of The Windup Girl, the Theodore Sturgeon Award-winning ...

Author: Paolo Bacigalupi

Publisher: Night Shade

ISBN: 1597808210

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novel, the break-out science fiction debut featuring additional stories and a Q&A with the author. Anderson Lake is AgriGen’s Calorie Man, sent to work undercover as a factory manager in Thailand while combing Bangkok’s street markets in search of foodstuffs thought to be extinct, hoping to reap the bounty of history’s lost calories. Emiko is the Windup Girl, a strange and beautiful creature. Emiko is not human; she is an engineered being, grown and programmed to satisfy the decadent whims of a Kyoto businessman, but now abandoned to the streets of Bangkok. Regarded as soulless beings by some, devils by others, New People are slaves, soldiers, and toys of the rich in this chilling near future in which calorie companies rule the world, the oil age has passed, and the side effects of bio-engineered plagues run rampant across the globe. What happens when calories become currency? What happens when bio-terrorism becomes a tool for corporate profits and forces mankind to the cusp of post-human evolution? Bacigalupi delivers one of the most highly-acclaimed science fiction novels of the twenty-first century. In this brand-new edition celebrating the book’s reception into the canon of celebrated modern science fiction, accompanying the text are two novelettes exploring the dystopian world of The Windup Girl, the Theodore Sturgeon Award-winning “The Calorie Man” and “Yellow Card Man.” Also included is an exclusive Q&A with the author describing his writing process, the political climate into which his debut novel was published, and the future of science fiction. Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.
Categories: Fiction

The Selected Stories of Manly Wade Wellman Volume 2 The Devil is Not Mocked Other Warnings

The Selected Stories of Manly Wade Wellman Volume 2  The Devil is Not Mocked   Other Warnings

This mixture is shown through the lens of the American modernist tradition, revealing something that is larger than the sum of its parts. Volume two of a five volume set collecting all of Wellman's Appalachian fantasy stories.

Author: Manly Wade Wellman

Publisher: Night Shade

ISBN: 189238910X

Category: Fiction

Page: 343

View: 961

Wellman’s work will be remembered, and should be preserved because it combines the dark gothic tradition of the American pulps with a detailed snapshot of regional history and culture. This mixture is shown through the lens of the American modernist tradition, revealing something that is larger than the sum of its parts. Volume two of a five volume set collecting all of Wellman's Appalachian fantasy stories. Contents: * The Devil is Not Mocked * The Pineys * Hundred Years Gone * Where the Woodbine Twineth * Keep Me Away * Come into My Parlor * Yare * Chorazin * The Petey Car * Along About Sundown * What of the Night * Rock, Rock * Lamia * Caretaker * The Ghastly Priest Doth Reign * Goodman's Place * Frogfather * Dhoh * Warrior in Darkness * Young-Man-With-Skull-At-His-Ear * Vigil * The Kelpie * Parthenope * The Theater Upstairs * Ever the Faith Endures * Dead Dog * The Cavern * At the Bend of the Trail Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.
Categories: Fiction

The Most Powerful Summoner

The Most Powerful Summoner

The wingman race basically looked down on any other race, and only the dragon race and devil race would cause them ... black flames brought with them traces of thunder, directly forming a strange space like a black hole in the nebula.

Author: Ren JianDaPao

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 9781647627140

Category: Fiction

Page: 452

View: 881

He ran to the rooftop to express the pain of broken love, but he was split by thunder. Instantly, his body fell apart. However, his soul traveled to another time and space. In this time and space, he learned the summoning in the family and summoned his favorite girl. The two established a formal contractual relationship. They supported each other and worked together towards the top of the mainland.☆About the Author☆Renjian Dapao, a new online novelist, and his novel the most powerful summoner has received a high score. Even though he is a newcomer, his excellent creative ability and outstanding writing skills have been recognized by many people and won great popularity. Most people like it.
Categories: Fiction

Thunderbird

Thunderbird

The Nebula Award–winning author of the Alex Benedict novels and the Priscilla Hutchins novels returns to the world of Ancient Shores in a startling and majestic epic.

Author: Jack McDevitt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698185340

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 340

The Nebula Award–winning author of the Alex Benedict novels and the Priscilla Hutchins novels returns to the world of Ancient Shores in a startling and majestic epic. A working stargate dating back more than ten thousand years has been discovered in North Dakota, on a Sioux reservation near Devils Lake. Travel through the gate currently leads to three equally mysterious destinations: (1) an apparently empty garden world, quickly dubbed Eden; (2) a strange maze of underground passageways; or (3) a space station with a view of a galaxy that appears to be the Milky Way. The race to explore and claim the stargate quickly escalates, and those involved divide into opposing camps who view the teleportation technology either as an unprecedented opportunity for scientific research or a disastrous threat to national—if not planetary—security. In the middle of the maelstrom stands Sioux chairman James Walker. One thing is for certain: Questions about what the stargate means for humanity’s role in the galaxy cannot be ignored. Especially since travel through the stargate isn’t necessarily only one way...
Categories: Fiction

Commander Toad and the Planet of the Grapes

Commander Toad and the Planet of the Grapes

In search of new worlds to explore, Commander Toad and his crew land their space ship "Star Warts" on the strange Planet of the Grapes.

Author: Jane Yolen

Publisher: Puffin Books

ISBN: 0698113535

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

View: 870

In search of new worlds to explore, Commander Toad and his crew land their space ship "Star Warts" on the strange Planet of the Grapes.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Rigatoni

Rigatoni

back to earth using the very same spacetime rift that had brought them to the Farmer's Market in Terepscala, ... The entire series went on to win a Saturn Award, a Nebula Award, and a Denebian Slime Devil Award, not to mention numerous ...

Author: Jeffery F Dow

Publisher: Jeffery F. Dow

ISBN:

Category: Humor

Page: 3000

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Sarah Bartlett was an Academy Award-nominated film star, an Emmy-nominated television actress and a Tony-nominated stage performer. She was also awarded her very own Varsity Jacket by the former director of the US Department of Music’s Federal Hip Hop Administration. Appearing in over 20 films (including Hearts of Sorrow, Hearts of Celery; Perkwit’s Secret Bramboráky (the fourth installment of the Blurg movies), and Shadow of the Fish), she also starred on stage in such shows as Howling at the Moon: The Dog Musical; Billiard Balls of Death; and Dreadful About Those Shock Treatments, Eh? The woman was also an accomplished musician who performed guitar and baglama not only with her own group (Zooey’s Lampshade) but also with the Hattiesburg Symphony Orchestra and Industrial Pole Bean Outlet; with the Palm Frond and Banana Spider Symphony Orchestra; and with the ’56 Elvis Quintet at the Memphis in November: From Too Cool to Too Cold Music, Art and Law Practice Festival). There were other sides to Sarah, sides that she preferred people not know much about, sides involving Queen Victoria costumes, drinking way too many sodas at one sitting, and that whole ceramic curry serving bowl (from 2400 BCE) incident, which she knew would greatly upset anthropologists all over the world. Here, for the first time, is the entire story of Sarah Bartlett’s life, including her children, her husband, her boyfriend, her shoes, her Toyota Cadberry, and her dreams (some of them involving picture frames made of cheese; some of them involving the Poky Little Puppy; some of them involving Gloria Swanson wearing a miniskirt, a pair of orange flip-flops and a T-shirt with a picture of Andy Warhol and the phrase “Hey, look, I’m a can of soup” on it; some of them involving cats with lobster claws for legs; and some of them involving copious amounts of Ranch Dressing). The book also includes over 150 illustrations, and some of them actually make sense. If you’re looking for a book that offers the best ratio of cost per laugh, look no further. Further? Farther? Wait, let’s think this out. Uhh, farther has an a in it, and measure has an a in it, so farther relates to distance. So, yeah, further is the right adjective to use. The Seattle Drainpipe Gazette says, “Rigatoni is to books as cat hair is to dogs.” The Farmington Inquirer calls Rigatoni “unobtrusive,” “mildly trapezoidal,” and “looks great under some flowerpots.” And the Tucson Rock Trader says, “If we crowdfund, we can raise enough money to get this author the serious help he so obviously needs. This isn’t a cry for help, this is a sustained scream through a set of Peavey Dark Matter DM 118 Powered PA Subwoofer Speakers.”
Categories: Humor