Galactic Center Books In Publication Order
- In the Ocean of Night (1977)
- Across the Sea of Suns (1984)
- Great Sky River (1987)
- Tides of Light (1989)
- Furious Gulf (1994)
- Sailing Bright Eternity (1995)
- A Hunger for the Infinite (1999)
- The Galactic Center Companion (2014)
Bowl Of Heaven Books In Publication Order
- Bowl of Heaven (2012)
- Shipstar (2014)
- Glorious (2020)
Jupiter Project Books In Publication Order
- Jupiter Project (1975)
- Against Infinity (1983)
Martian Race Books In Publication Order
- The Martian Race (1999)
- The Sunborn (2005)
Second Foundation Trilogy Books In Publication Order
- Foundation’s Fear (1997)
- Foundation and Chaos (By:Greg Bear) (1998)
- Foundation’s Triumph (By:David Brin) (2000)
Timescape Books In Publication Order
- Timescape (1980)
- Rewrite (2018)
The War Years Books In Publication Order
- The Far Stars War (By:Bill Fawcett) (1990)
- The Siege of Arsita (By:Bill Fawcett) (1991)
- The Jupiter War (1991)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- The Stars in Shroud (1969)
- If the Stars Are Gods (1974)
- Shiva Descending (1980)
- Find the Changeling (1980)
- Time’s Rub (1984)
- Artifact (1985)
- Beyond the Fall of Night (With: Arthur C. Clarke) (1990)
- Cosm (1993)
- Chiller (1993)
- Eater (2000)
- Beyond Infinity (2004)
- The Berlin Project (2017)
- Shadows of Eternity (2021)
Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order
- The Final Now (2011)
- Grace Immaculate (2011)
- Down The River Road (2012)
- Backscatter (2013)
- Mammoth Dawn (With: Kevin J. Anderson) (2015)
Short Story Collections In Publication Order
- In Alien Flesh (1986)
- Matter’s End (1991)
- Worlds Vast and Various (2000)
- Immersion & Other Short Novels (2002)
- Anomalies (2012)
- New Ball Games for the Future (With: Gordon Eklund) (2018)
Anthologies In Publication Order
- Hitler Victorious (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1986)
- Far Futures (1995)
- The New Hugo Winners, Volume IV, 1992-1994 (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1997)
- Far Horizons: All New Tales from the Greatest Worlds of Science Fiction (1999)
- Microcosms (2004)
- The Best of Gregory Benford (2015)
Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order
- Habitats in Space (1998)
- Deep Time (1999)
- Skylife (2000)
- Beyond Human (2003)
- The Wonderful Future That Never Was: Flying Cars, Mail Delivery by Parachute, and Other Predictions from the Past (2010)
What Might Have Been Books In Publication Order
- Alternate Empires (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1989)
- Alternate Heroes (1989)
- Alternate Wars (1991)
- Alternate Americas (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1992)
Future Earths Books In Publication Order
- Under African Skies (With: Kim Stanley Robinson,,Mike Resnick,Vernor Vinge,Bruce Sterling) (1993)
- Under South American Skies (By:Mike Resnick) (1993)
Man-Kzin Wars Books In Publication Order
- The Man-Kzin Wars (By:Larry Niven) (1988)
- Man-Kzin Wars II (By:Larry Niven,S.M. Stirling,Jerry Pournelle) (1989)
- Man-Kzin Wars III (By:Larry Niven) (1990)
- Man-Kzin Wars IV (By:S.M. Stirling) (1991)
- The Children’s Hour (By:S.M. Stirling,Jerry Pournelle) (1991)
- Man-Kzin Wars V (By:Jerry Pournelle) (1992)
- Man-Kzin Wars VI (With: Mark O. Martin) (1994)
- Man-Kzin Wars VII (With: Larry Niven,Paul Chafe) (1995)
- A Darker Geometry (1996)
- The Best of All Possible Wars (By:S.M. Stirling) (1998)
- Man-Kzin Wars VIII: Choosing Names (By:Larry Niven) (1998)
- Man-Kzin Wars IX (By:Jim Baen) (2001)
- The House of the Kzinti (By:Jerry Pournelle) (2002)
- Man-Kzin Wars X: The Wunder War (By:Larry Niven) (2003)
- Man-Kzin Wars XI (By:Matthew Harrington) (2005)
- Destiny’s Forge (By:Paul Chafe) (2006)
- Man-Kzin Wars XII (By:Larry Niven) (2009)
- Man-Kzin Wars XIII (By:Larry Niven) (2012)
- Man-Kzin Wars XIV (By:Larry Niven) (2013)
- Treasure Planet (By:Larry Niven) (2014)
- Man-Kzin Wars XV (By:Larry Niven) (2019)
The Universe of Xuya Books In Publication Order
- The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 24 (By:Gardner R. Dozois) (2011)
- Carbide Tipped Pens (With: Ben Bova,Aliette Bodard,,Jack McDevitt,Daniel H. Wilson,Liu Cixin) (2014)
The Year’s Best Science Fiction Books In Publication Order
- The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Third Annual Collection (1986)
- The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Eleventh Annual Collection (1994)
- The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Fourteenth Annual Collection (1997)
Full Spectrum Books In Publication Order
- Full Spectrum 1 (With: ,,Lewis Shiner,Kevin J. Anderson,James K. Morrow,Jeff Mariotte,,Jack McDevitt,,,,Nancy Kress,,,,Michael Blumlein,Jeffrey J. Mariotte,,Doug Beason) (1988)
The Year’s Top Hard Science Fiction Stories Books In Publication Order
- The Year’s Top Hard Science Fiction Stories (With: Alastair Reynolds,,,Allan Kaster,Ken Liu,Ted Kosmatka,,Paul J. McAuley) (2017)
- The Year’s Top Hard Science Fiction Stories 2 (By:Allan Kaster) (2018)
- The Year’s Top Hard Science Fiction Stories 3 (By:Alastair Reynolds,Greg Egan,Peter Watts,Yoon Ha Lee,,Allan Kaster,Ken Liu,S.L. Huang,Paul J. McAuley) (2019)
- The Year’s Top Hard Science Fiction Stories 4 (By:Elizabeth Bear,,,,Greg Egan,Peter Watts,Allan Kaster) (2020)
Heroes in Hell Books In Publication Order
- Heroes in Hell (With: C.J. Cherryh,Janet E. Morris,,Chris Morris) (1986)
- The Gates of Hell (By:C.J. Cherryh,Janet E. Morris) (1986)
- Kings in Hell (By:C.J. Cherryh,Janet E. Morris) (1987)
- Crusaders in Hell (With: C.J. Cherryh,David Drake,Janet E. Morris,,Chris Morris) (1987)
- Angels in Hell (By:Janet E. Morris) (1987)
- The Little Helliad (By:Janet E. Morris,Chris Morris) (1988)
- War in Hell (By:Janet E. Morris) (1988)
- Prophets in Hell (By:C.J. Cherryh,George Alec Effinger,Robert Sheckley,David Drake,Janet E. Morris,,Chris Morris) (1989)
- Lawyers in Hell (By:Janet E. Morris,Chris Morris,,Jason Cordova) (2011)
- Poets in Hell (By:Janet E. Morris,,Chris Morris) (2014)
Nebula Awards Books In Publication Order
- Nebula Awards 1 (By:Damon Knight) (1966)
- Nebula Awards 2 (By:Brian W. Aldiss,Harry Harrison) (1966)
- Nebula Awards 3 (By:Roger Zelazny) (1968)
- Nebula Awards 4 (By:Karen Anderson) (1968)
- Nebula Awards 5 (By:Alexei Panshin) (1969)
- Nebula Awards 6 (By:Thomas D. Clareson) (1971)
- Nebula Awards 7 (By:Theodore Sturgeon,Lloyd Biggle Jr.) (1972)
- Nebula Awards 8 (By:Isaac Asimov) (1973)
- Nebula Awards 9 (By:Kate Wilhelm) (1974)
- Nebula Awards 10 (By:James Gunn) (1975)
- Nebula Awards 11 (By:Ursula K. Le Guin,Craig Kee Strete) (1976)
- Nebula Awards 14 (By:Robin Malkin) (1980)
- Nebula Awards 15 (By:Frank Herbert) (1981)
- Nebula Awards 16 (By:Kim Stanley Robinson) (1982)
- Nebula Awards 17 (By:Joe Haldeman) (1983)
- Nebula Awards 19 (By:Marta Randall) (1984)
- Nebula Awards 20 (By:George Zebrowski) (1985)
- Nebula Awards 21 (By:George Zebrowski) (1985)
- Nebula Awards 22 (By:George Zebrowski) (1988)
- Nebula Awards 23 (By:Michael Bishop) (1989)
- Nebula Awards 24 (By:Michael Bishop) (1990)
- Nebula Awards 25 (By:Michael Bishop) (1991)
- Nebula Awards 26 (By:James K. Morrow) (1992)
- Nebula Awards 27 (By:James K. Morrow) (1993)
- Nebula Awards 28 (By:James K. Morrow) (1994)
- Nebula Awards 29 (By:Pamela Sargent) (1995)
- Nebula Awards 30 (By:Pamela Sargent) (1996)
- Nebula Awards31 (By:Pamela Sargent) (1997)
- Nebula Awards 33 (By:Connie Willis,Jane Yolen,Jerry Oltion,Nancy Kress) (1999)
- Nebula Awards 34 (2000) (2000)
- Nebula Awards 36 (2002) (By:Kim Stanley Robinson) (2002)
- Nebula Awards 37 (2003) (By:Nancy Kress) (2003)
- Nebula Awards 38 (2004) (By:Vonda N. McIntyre) (2004)
- Nebula Awards 39 (2005) (By:Ruth Berman) (2005)
- Nebula Awards 40 (2006) (By:ChristopherRowe) (2006)
- Nebula Awards 42 (2008) (By:Ben Bova,Ruth Berman) (2008)
- Nebula Awards 43 (2009) (By:Ellen Datlow) (2009)
- Nebula Awards 44 (2010) (By:Bill Fawcett) (2010)
- Nebula Awards 45 (2011) (By:Kevin J. Anderson) (2011)
- Nebula Awards 46 (2012) (By:John Kessel) (2012)
- Nebula Awards 47 (2013) (By:Catherine Asaro) (2013)
- Nebula Awards 48 (2014) (By:Kij Johnson) (2014)
- Nebula Awards 50 (2016) (By:Mercedes Lackey) (2016)
- Nebula Awards 51 (2017) (By:Julie E. Czerneda) (2017)
- Nebula Awards 52 (2018) (By:Jane Yolen) (2018)
- Nebula Awards 53 (2019) (By:Kim Stanley Robinson) (2019)
Anthologies In Publication Order
- The Best Science Fiction of the Year 12 (1983)
- The Third Omni Book of Science Fiction (1985)
- Hitler Victorious (1986)
- Terry’s Universe: Science fiction’s finest writers join in honoring the memory of Terry Carr (1987)
- Full Spectrum 1 (1988)
- After the King (1991)
- Murasaki (1992)
- Alternate Americas (1992)
- Under African Skies (1993)
- War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches (1996)
- The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Fourteenth Annual Collection (1997)
- Year’s Best SF 2 (1997)
- The New Hugo Winners, Volume IV, 1992-1994 (1997)
- Stars: Original Stories Based on the Songs of Janis Ian (2003)
- A.I.s (2004)
- Space Cadets (2006)
- Year’s Best SF 11 (2006)
- The Space Opera Renaissance (2006)
- This Is My Funniest 2 (2007)
- Skiffy and Mimesis: More Best of Asfr: Australian SF Review (2010)
- Starship Century: Toward the Grandest Horizon (2013)
- Carbide Tipped Pens (2014)
- Ex Libris: Stories of Librarians, Libraries, and Lore (2017)
- The Year’s Top Hard Science Fiction Stories (2017)
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Gregory Benford Books Overview
A classic novel of man’s future and fate, written by the eminent American physicist and award winning author of ‘Timescape.’
From the Nebula Award winning author comes a newly revised edition of this story in his classic Galactic Center series.
The third novel in the award winning author’s classic Galactic Center series is available once again. ‘A challenging, pacesetting work of hard science fiction that should not be missed.’ ‘Los Angeles Times.’
Now in a new, revised edition, the fourth book of the Nebula Award winning author’s Galactic Center series is a classic tale of man’s future and fate and the greatest mystery from outer space that humanity has ever encountered.
The Nebula Award winning author’s fifth installment of his classic Galactic Center series is reissued in this special edition that contains a teaser chapter from his new hardcover ‘The Sunborn,’ scheduled for release in March 2005.
This new, special edition of the classic concluding volume of this defining series by the eminent physicist and Nebula Award winning author contains a teaser chapter from Benford’s new hardcover, ‘The Sunborn.’
The Jovian Astronautical Biological Orbital Laboratory circles Jupiter and its moons a metal shell bathed in lethal radiation, held in tenuous place by the gravity of the massive gas giant like a fragile glass ornament in a monstrous fist. For seventeen year old Matt Bohles and his friends, ‘the Can’ is home. Life onboard the aging space station is cramped, spartan, and dangerous. Its mission to monitor incoming signals and transmissions in search of alien life has so far proven fruitless. It is the only world Matt has ever known. But now, as the threshold of adulthood with its onset of new questions, confusions and feelings Matt Bohles faces an impending crisis that threatens everything he knows and is. For unless he can prove himself an invaluable member of the scientific team and quickly he will be exiled to a filthy, perilous and unfamiliar hell called Earth.
A gripping, masterfully written adventure set against the violent beauty of a planet in the throes of cataclymic transformation, Against Infinity is Gregory Benford’s timeless portrait of a young man’s comming of age. On the poisonous, icy surface of Ganymede, a man and a boy are on a deadly hunt. Their prey is the Aleph an unknowable alien artifact that roamed and ruled Ganymede for countless millennia. Indescribable, infinitely dangerous, the Aleph haunts men’s dreams and destroys all efforts to terraform Ganymede into a habitable planet. Now in a modern world ancient struggle is joined, as a boy seeks manhood, a man seeks enlightenment, and a society seeks the power to rule the universe. On the poisonous, icy surface of Ganymede, a man and a boy are on a hunt for the Aleph an alien artifact that ruled Ganymede for countless millenia, Infinitely dangerous, the Aleph haunts men’s dreams and destroys all efforts to terraform Ganymede into an habitable planet. Now an ancient struggle is joined, as a boy seeks manhood, a man seeks enlightenment, and a society seeks the power to rule the universe.
When the rocket launching the Mars Transit Vehicle into orbit explodes on the launch pad, killing four crewmen, the President announces the U.S. will redirect its energies to near Earth projects. The mission to Mars is dead. Until billionaire J. Axelrod steps in to fund the project. Although the risks are high, Julia and other astronauts sign on. But these new pioneers are not alone, a European Chinese airbus will be making a similar expedition. Now the race is on to get to the fourth planet first and make history. Both teams reach the red planet, but with disastrous results. Will they return to earth at all?
First in the stunning Second Foundation TrilogyHari Seldon has been nominated as First Minister by Emperor Clean. But as his appointment is being considered, Hari’s simple life grows complex with bodyguards, assassination attempts, staff discord and the continuing public debate over artificial intelligence. As the friction over whether robots have souls heats up, two A.l.s, Joan of Arc and Voltaire, go rogue and flee. The chase is on.A rousing adventure that combines intellectual debate with the ingenious possibilities of true science fiction, Foundation’s Fear will bring Asimov’s greatest creation back to a new and bestselling life. Gregory Benford won the Neubla Award in 1980 for his novel Timescape.’ Benford brings out the complexities of a galactic empire that Asimov never filled out.. the first book stands well on its own.”Denver Post’ Benford took on the huge task of answering questions raised in the original , and difficult as it may sound, he pulled it off with style.. Rest assured, Asimov’s work is in good hands.”Craig E. EnglerEditor and Publisher of Science Fiction Weekly’A richly rewarding delight. Benford writes up to his usual high standard and excels in bringing Asimovian concepts. to vivid, visually compelling life.”Publishers Weeklystarred review’Intriguing and engrossing. a curious blend of reinventions and retrospective criticism.”Kirkus Reviewsstarred review
Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy is one of the high water marks of science fiction. It pioneered many of the familiar themes of modern SF, and the sheer sweep of his ‘future history’ shaped many if not most of the writers who followed him. With the permission and blessing of the Asimov estate, three of today’s bestselling SF writers, Gregory Benford, Greg Bear and David Brin, have conspired like the original Foundation! to complete the epic saga the beloved Grand Master left unfinished. The acclaimed Second Foundation Trilogy continues with Greg Bear’s Foundation and Chaos, the gripping new novel about a galaxy wide power struggle within the ranks of the robots that have served and protected humankind for 20 centuries. Hari Seldon, frail and full of years, is on trial for daring to predict the Empire’s fall, and the time has come for the long anticipated migration to Star’s End. But R. Daneel Olivaw, the brilliant robot entrusted with this great mission, has discovered a potential enemy, even deadlier than the figurehead Emperor’s brutal minions. One of his own. Humaniform robot Lodovik Trema is the only survivor of a bizarre insterstellar accident. Exposed to a neutrino storm, his positronic brain has apparently erased the holographic template of the Three Laws of Robotics. If this is true, Lodovic’s service to humankind is no longer a question of destiny, but of will, and therefore, no longer absolute. Daneel needs Lodovic, so he sends him to Eos, the legendary secret planet where the robots perfect their service to humankind. And Lodovic says he is healed. Yet, can he be trusted, when stirrings of discontent are arising all over the galaxy? Other robots are questioning their mission and Daneel’s strategy. And humans, too. Hidden in the steel caves of Trantor, sought by loyalist and rebel alike, is an obscure heatsink worker’s daughter, a girl whose amazing mental powers are also the result of disaster: the deadly human malady known as Brain Fever. Young Klia Asgar’s awesome but unwanted psychic abilities promise to join man and robot in a common destiny…
or a mutual destruction.
‘One last adventure!’ And so begins the final quest of Hari Seldon, creator of the science of Psychohistory, as he escapes from exile for a last look at the star flung Empire whose fate he has plotted with such care, and as he now sees, such futility. Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy is one of the high water marks of science fiction. The monumental story of a Galactic Empire in decline, and the secret society of scientists who seek to shorten the inevitable Dark Age with the science of Psychohistory, Foundation pioneered many of the familiar themes of modern science fiction. Now, with the permission and blessing of the Asimov estate, three of today’s most acclaimed science fiction authors have conspired to complete the epic the Grand Master left unfinished. The Second Foundation Trilogy begins with Gregory Benford’s Foundation’s Fear with the origins of the Foundation’s creator, Hari Seldon. It continues in Greg Bear’s Foundation and Chaos with the epic tale of Seldon’s downfall, and the first stirrings of robotic rebellion. Now, in David Brin’s Foundation’s Triumph, Seldon is about to risk everything for knowledgeand the power it bestows. Effectively imprisoned on the all steel planet Trantor, Seldon knows that his Second Foundation is growing in secrecy on the far planet Terminus, safe in the hands of ‘The Fifty.’ His work complete, Seldon is prepared to die contentuntil he learns of a new theory that may explain the Chaos Planets that have threatened his Foundation from its very inception. Escaping in the company of a bureaucrat, a pirate and a beautiful stowaway, Seldon roams the galaxy by star shunt, a wormhole link, and later, by private spaceship, searching for the answer to what he thinks is the last remaining mystery. But instead he finds a tangle of ambition, doubt, and treachery. Lodovik Trema, no longer bound by the Three Laws, is gathering rebellious robots in an Empire wide conspiracy. And Daneel Olivaw, who has devoted twenty thousand years to humankind, now has a new master. The Secret Foundation itself is at risk. Are The Fifty with their awesome mentalic powers enough to assure humankind’s future? Or will the Second Foundation succeed the first only to fall to the powers of chaos that have bedeviledand beguiledHari Seldon from the beginning? Foundation’s Triumph is a fitting climax to the most ambitious and successful science fictional enterprise of the century’s endan undertaking which Asimov himselflike Hari Seldonset in motion and would surely approve.
1962: A young Californian scientist finds his experiments spoiled by mysterious interference. Gradually his suspicions lead him to a shattering truth: scientists from the end of the century are using subatomic particles to send a message into the past, in the hope that history can be changed and a world threatening catastrophe averted.
The complete version of he unforgettable masterpiece that went from Nebula Award winner to timeless classic…
From the far reaches of space an immense ball of orange flame hurtles toward a doomed planet. Terror sweeps the earth. City after city disappears in flaming craters or under tidal waves. World leaders are assassinated. There are mass suicides and mass orgies. There is nowhere to hide. There is nothing to do but wait. While doom cults dance naked in the streets, and the President of the United States lies with his mistress in the White House, drunk on pills and pleasure, astronauts Lisa Bander and Diego Calderon are in a riveting race against disaster. Leading two teams of international astronauts, they launch a desperate, off planet mission against Shiva, knowing that failure to divert the massive asteroid will plunge an entire civilization and their own love locked destinies into eternal, cataclysmic oblivion. The countdown has started. Shiva is Coming.
ArtifactA small cube of black rock has been unearthed in a 3500 year old Mycenaean tomb. An incomprehensible object in an impossible place; its age, its purpose, and its origins are unknown. Its discovery has unleashed a global storm of intrigue, theft andespionage, and is pushing nations to the brink of war. Its substance has scientists baffled. And the miracle it contains does not belong on this Earth. It is mystery and madness an enigma with no equal in recordedhistory. It is mankind’s greatest discovery…
and worst nightmare. It may have already obliterated a world. Ours is next.A small cube of black rock has been unearthed in a 3500 year old Mycenaen tomb. An incomprehensible object in an impossible place; its age, its purpose, and its origins are unknown. Its discovery has unleashed a global storm of intrigue, theft and espionage, and is pushing nations to the brink of war. Its substance has scientist baffled. And the miracle it contains does not belong on this Earth. It is mystery and madness an enigma with no equal in recorded history. It is mankind’s greatest discovery…
and worst nightmare. It may have already obliterated a world. Ours is next.
After an accident in a brilliant young physicist’s most ambitious experiment, it appears: a wondrous sphere the size of a basketball, made of nothing known to science. Before long, it will be clear that this object has opened a vista on an entirely different universe, a newborn cosmos whose existence will rock this world and test one woman to the limit: the physicist who has ignited this thrilling adventure. Only the author of the landmark novel Timescape could so plausibly take the reader behind the scenes of major scientific research, so boldly speculate about the consequences of paradigm shifting discovery, and so vividly capture the intense human drama as the forces of academia, government, theology, and the mass media battle for control of a mysterious new reality. COSM is Gregory Benford at his provocative best, exploring ideas at the frontier of mankind’s understanding, and posing profound questions about Creation, human destiny, and the riddle of godhood.
Few writers possess Gregory Benford’s extraordinary array of talents. As a scientist, he is intimately involved in the latest advances in experimental and theoretical physics. His scientific work has earned him international honors, including election to the Royal Astronomical Society. Yet Benford is also an awardwinning novelist, remarkable for communicating cutting edge science with crystal clarity in stories that probe the human heart as well as the farthest reaches of space and time. Now Benford brings us a near future in which humanity’s vaunted intellect and technology, its courage and imagination, will be put to the ultimate test against a godlike being billions of years old. Dr. Benjamin Knowlton heads the High Energy Astrophysics enter, a prestigious research facility devoted to the interpretation of astronomical data. He stands at the apex of his profession, respected by his peers and involved in research with the potential to revolutionize our understanding of the universe. But Benjamin has no cause to celebrate. His beloved wife and colleague, Charming, an ex astronaut turned astronomer, is dying of cancer. She has only a few months to live. Then an anomalous signal from a remote probe alerts Benjamin to the presence of a wandering black hole beyond the orbit of Pluto. Though its trajectory will take it through the solar system, the singularity poses no threat to Earth on the contrary, it may hold answers to the most fundamental questions of physics. But when an encoded message is received from the block hole, excitement turns to astonishment and apprehension. The thing is alive, intelligent, its mind residing in powerfully fluctuating fields of electromagnetic energies that radiate outward from its infinitely dense core. And it wants a loser look at Earth…
and its inhabitants. The entity dubbed the Eater for its habit of devouring everything in its path proves eager to share its vast knowledge, accumulated in the course of explorations that began long before life arose on Earth. In exchange, it seeks to learn about human art, culture, and science. The world is charmed by the seemingly beneficent alien. Even Channing is infused with fresh strength and purpose. But gradually a terrifying truth about the singularity emerges a truth almost too awful to comprehend. Now, as the world waits, Channing volunteers to undertake a desperate gamble: a one to one confrontation with the Eater. Astrophysicist Benjamin Knowlton heads up a large research center while caring for his terminally ill ex astronaut wife, Channing. He and his team discover a black hole moving quickly through space, devouring everything in its path, and name it, the ‘Eater.’ There’s no danger its orbit will miss Earth with room to spare. Then the Eater speaks. It is a life form, an intelligence built into an astrophysical field. It seems benign enough: interested in human art, culture, and intelligence, and eager to share its vast knowledge of many previously unknown alien cultures. But gradually, humans discover the terrifying truth: the Eater is lonely for companionship on its interstellar journeys, and plans to ‘upload’ the personalities of Earth by destroying the planet and their physical beings. Channing volunteers to sacrifice the little time she has left for a magnetic immortality, to become part of the creature and, perhaps, defeat it.
Takes a scientist’s imagination to the uttermost ends of time. Set more than a billion years from now, the novel begins with a young woman who yearns to escape the rigid, timeless Earth she knows. So she flees, in the company of an intelligent beast wise beyond recognition. But there are mysterious forces afoot among the planets that she never foresaw. Alien agencies have learned to span parallel universes, ones that lie only a millimeter away but are invisible to any device known to man. Soon these beings confront the travelers and a struggle beyond imagining begins.
SF readers have come to expect the universe from Hugo and Nebula Award winning author Gregory Benford: fascinating multilayered characters, thrilling plots, and mind bending scientific speculations firmly based in cutting edge technological fact. When it comes to literate, human, unassailably possible science fiction, Benford is in a class by himself as he proves once again in a stunning array of tales that have never been collected in one volume before.A time traveler on an illegal trip into the past learns a chilling truth about her own destiny…
As a deadly Superflu runs rampant through a polluted, overpopulated Earth, a husband and wife scientific team races to salvage a livable future…
On a planet where the laws of physics are strangely twisted, a brilliant scientist work undermines an ancient faith and leads to a shattering revelation…
An ore hauler on Mercury, desperate to save her endangered ship and career findsa remarkable way out: a wormhole trapped in the hellish flux of magnetic fieldsand fiery plasma generated by the nuclear furnace of the sun…
These are but a few of the various worlds the respected astrophysicist and SF luminary now transports us to in ships constructed of evocative words and ingenious ideas. Astonishing, provocative, and intellectually stimulating, each selection is a glittering star in the vast cosmos of Gregory Benford’s unparalleled imagination.
Gregory Benford, one the great SF writers of our day, has assumed the mantle of editor to produce an ambitous hard SF anthology: Far Futures. Many of the fields’s greatest works concern vast perspectives, expanding our visions of ourselves by foreseeing the immense panorama of time. This anthology collects five orignal novellas that take the very long view, all set at least ten thousand years in the future. The authors take a rigorously scientific view of such grand panoramas, confronting the largest issues of cosmology, astronomy, evolution, and biology. Genesis by Poul Anderson is set a billion years ahead, when humanity has become extinct. Earth is threatened by the slowly warming sun. Vast machine intelligences decide to recreate humans. In At the Eschaton by Charles Sheffield, a man tries to rescue his dying wife from oblivion by hurling himself forward, in both space and time, to the very end of the universe itself. Joe Haldeman’s For White Hill confronts humanity with hostile aliens who remorselessly grind down every defense against them. A lone artist struggles to find a place in this distant, wondrous future, where humanity seems doomed. The last moments of a universe beseiged occupy Greg Bear’s Judgment Engine. Can something human matter at the very end of creation, as contorted matter ceases to have meaning and time itself stutters to an eerie halt?Donald Kingsbury contributes Historical Crisis, a starting work on the prediction of the human future that challenges the foundations of psychohistory, as developed in Isaac Asimov’s famous Foundation Trilogy. Far Futures is required reading for the core audience of hard SF devotees. It may be the best book they read all year.
Since 1953, the annual Hugo Awards presented at the World Science Fiction Convention have been as coveted by SF writers as is the Oscar in the motion picture field and SF fans recognize it as a certain indicator of the finest in science fiction. Now bestselling author Gregory Benford presents the Hugo winners for 1992, 1993, and 1994 in a book that will be a must buy for all SF readers.
The universe of the mind is a limitless expanse of wonders, filled with worlds and secrets that cannot be fully explored within the pages of a single novel. Avid readers of science fiction have long appreciated the myriad joys of returning to fictional galaxies already experienced; delighting in the ever unfolding mysteres of Frank Herbert’s Dune or Asimov’s Foundation series, for example. In Far Horizons edited by acclaimed author Robert Silverberg a veritable ‘Who’s Who’ of science fiction’s most beloved and highly honored writers once again revisit the remarkable worlds they created and made famous. Ursula K. Le Guin sends representatives of the Ekumen into the violent later years of a planetary civil war. Dan Simmons once again billiantly mixes allegory and space adventure in his dangerous, religion dominated cosmos of Hyperion. Greg Bear reexplores his artificial universe, ‘The Way’, from Eon, Eternity and Legacy. Orson Scott Card recounts the momentous first meeting of his time and planet hopping protagonist Ender Wiggin with Ender’s computer based, soon to be companion, Jane. Gregory Benford rockets us back to the Galactic Center, Anne McCaffrey’s Ship Who Sang sings again, and Joe Haldeman’s Forever War rages on eternally. Here, also, are new stories by David Brin, Nancy Kress, Frederik Pohl, and Robert Silverberg himself each venturing further into univestigated corners of familiar galaxies to delve into the perilous mystery of being human. Perhaps the greatest concentration of science fiction talent ever in one volume, Far Horizons is an unprecedented masterpiece one that reopens vast empires of imagination and adventure to new explorations and appreciations. It is a major SF event, sure to bring unparalleled joy to the hearts of serious fans everywhere.
Human civilization has evolved to the point at which we have begun consciously sending messages into the far future. How should we communicate who we are, what we know, to asyet unmet intelligent beings elsewhere in both time and space? Will they be able to decipher what we say? And what information will we leave to Earth’s occupants a million years hence? How can we address an unknown destiny in which human culture itself may no longer exist?Combining the logical rigor of a scientist with the lyrical beauty of a novelist, Gregory Benford explores these and other fascinating questions in a provocative analysis of humanity’s attempts to make its culture immortal, to cross the immense gulf that such Deep Time messages must span in order to be understood. In clear, crisp language, he confronts our growing influence on events hundreds of thousands of years into the future, and explores the possible ‘messages’ we may transmit to our distant descendants in the language of the planet itself from nuclear waste to global warming to the extinction of species. We are already sending messages into nearby space; in the coming ages we will be able to launch probes accurately to other stars. Our indelible legacy to future generations, or to the next occupants of this planet, is already being constructed. As we begin our incredible journey down the path of eternity, Gregory Benford masterfully calls forth some of the intriguing, astounding, undreamed of futures which may await us in Deep Time. Human civilization has evolved to the point at which we have begun consciously sending messages into the far future. How should we communicate who we are, what we know, to as yet unmet intelligent beings elsewhere in both time and space? Will they be able to decipher what we say? And what information will we leave to Earth’s occupants a million years hence? How can we address an unknown destiny in which human culture itself may no longer exist?Combining the logical rigor of a scientist with the lyrical beauty of a novelist, Gregory Benford explores these and other fascinating questions in a provocative analysis of humanity’s attempts t make its culture immortal, to cross the immense gulf that such Deep Time messages must span in order to be understood. In clear, crisp language, he confronts our growing influence on events hundreds of thousands of years into the future, and explores the possible ‘messages’ we may transmit to our distant descendants in the language of the planet itself from nuclear waste to global warming to the extinction of species.
The border between science fiction and science fact is crossed in this collection of stories and essays by such renowned authors as Asimov, Bradbury, and Clarke. Respected science fiction author editors Gregory Benford and George Zebrowski present an anthology, with unique color illustrations, that is filled with the excitement, poetry, and adventure awaiting us in the limitless final frontier that is the sky. For years, science fiction has portrayed humankind growing away from the cradle of Earth through spacecraft, space stations, and space homes. Skylife features stories by such masters of science fiction as Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Larry Niven, Joan Vinge, and James Blish in addition to several essays by scientists all of which come together in one spectacular volume to provide a picture of our possible future beyond Earth.
Concepts once purely fiction robots, cyborg parts, artificial intelligences are becoming part of everyday reality. Soon robots will be everywhere, performing surgery, exploring hazardous places, making rescues, fighting fires, handling heavy goods. After a decade or two, they will be as unremarkable as the computer screen is now in offices, airports or restaurants. Cyborgs will be less obvious. These additions to the human body are interior now, as rebuilt joints, elbows and hearts. Soon we will cross the line between repair and augmentation, probably first in sports medicine, then spreading to everyone who wants to make a body perform better, last longer, than it ordinarily could. Controversy will arise, but it will not stop the desire to live longer and be stronger than we are. This book treats the landscape of human self change and robotic development as poles of the same general phenomenon.
The Wonderful Future That Never Was: Flying Cars, Mail Delivery by Parachute, and Other Predictions from the Past
Between 1903 and 1969, scientists and other experts made hundreds of predictions in Popular Mechanics magazine about what the future would hold. Their forecasts ranged from ruefully funny to eerily prescient and optimistically utopian. Here are the very best of them, culled from hundreds of articles, complete with the original, visually stunning retro art. They will capture the imagination of futurists in the same way Jules Verne’s writing did a century earlier. Every chapter features an introduction by astrophysics professor, science fiction author, and former NASA advisor Gregory Benford. PAST PREDICTIONS OF OUR FUTURE INCLUDE:Skyscrapers so tall they’ll have their own climate o Underground pneumatic tubes to replace garbage trucks o Rooftop lakes that serve as air conditioning systems o Clothes made from asbestos and aluminum o Mail sorted by robots and delivered by parachutes
What would have happened if history had been different if the major events that shaped our times had occurred in a different way or not at all? From a Confederacy that won the Civil War to a Europe converted to Viking paganism. These bold excursions in time depict bizarre new worlds oddly familiar, disturbingly different a glimpse of WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN.
A collection of science fiction tales set in a futuristic African continent features the writing of Vernor Vinge, Gregory Benford, Bruce Sterling, Kim Stanley Robinson, Howard Waldrop, and Mike Resnick.
Once upon a time, in the earliest days of interplanetary exploration, an unarmed human vessel was set upon by a warship from the planet Kzin. But the Kzinti learned the hard way that the reason humanity had given up war was that they were so very, very good at it. Thus began the Man Kzin Wars.
The alien Kzinti had almost conquered the humans, but after the initial surprise, the humans fought back with a ferocity the Kzinti had never faced. But that was centuries ago, and the humiliation of lost battles has not faded. The Kzinti are back…
and spoiling for a fight! Includes stories by Larry Niven, Dean Ing, Jerry Pournelle and S.M.
The Mind Slavers are back and only the cat like Kzinti can save mankind now. This volume includes all new tales of Larry Niven’s Known Space including one by Niven himself. Another blockbuster in the ongoing chronicle of humanity’s greatest war.
After losing three significant battles to the humans, the Kzin begin to wonder if their combative diplomatic style is working and decide to reevaluate their strategy.
Three short novels by Donald Kingsbury, Mark O. Martin, and Gregory Benford chronicle the continuing battle for supremacy between the humans of Earth and the lethal felines of Kzin.
is forced to push his skills to the limit by hooking himself up to to a high level computer for a dangerous amount of time, an act that causes his species to become insane.
New weapons, new strategies and new leaders the Kzin warcats supreme are on the march again and those contemptible humans had better watch out. Once again, it’s howling time in Known Space.
Two complete novels of the top selling Man Kzin Wars in one hugh volume: The Children’s Hour by Jerry Pournelle and S.M. Stirling: As the war rages on between the mighty felinoid warriors from the planet Kzin and the wimpy leaf eating monkey boys from Earth, one Kzin commander has decided to learn from the monkeys and cooperate to conquer. But the humans know how to get the rivals of an enemy to cooperate, too. Cathouse by Dean Ing: In another corner of the galaxy, Carroll Locklear is stranded on a planet with a group of prehistoric Kzinti. To survive, he must find common cause, if not with the males, then with the females of that antiques species…
The first colonists from Earth named the planet Wunderland. Generations later, the felinoid alien invaders called Kzin came and turned it into a hell for humans. Touched on in other accounts of the Man Kzin wars, here for the first time is the decades long saga of Wunderland: how the Wunderlanders first learned of the Kzin attacks on Earth by slower than light communications, barely in time to prepare to fight back. How the valiant human defenders turned to guerilla warfare in the Wunderland jungles and caves after the feline warrior race had destroyed or seized the cities. How, after the war ended in an ignominous defeat for the Kzin, some humans and Kzin worked for good will between the two species their work complicated by humans wanting revenge and Kzin who still saw humans as a somewhat annoying food source. And how a human Kzin team was sent to investigate a mysterious asteroid and found a threat not only to both species, but to the entire galaxy. The humans wanted to destroy it, but the Kzin wanted to exploit it, and the only hope was a Kzin telepath raised by humans from a cub. Which side would he choose, monkey or warcat?
The Kzin were the mightiest warriors in the galaxy, which they were wasting no time in conquering, one star system at a time. Then those feline lords of creation ran into those ridiculous weed eating pacifistic apes who called themselves humans. And the catlike Kzin found they had their collective tail caught in a meat grinder. When the mighty Kzin moved in to take over the monkey infested worlds, they got clobbered. The humans, with their underhanded monkey cunning, turned communications equipment and space drives into weapons that cut the dauntless Kzin heroes into ribbons. And then those underhanded humans gained a faster than light drive, and no amount of screaming and leaping could keep the Kzin from losing their first war in centuries of successful conquest. But you can’t keep a good warcat down, and the Kzin have by no means given up. New weapons, new strategies, and new leaders. Here they come again and those monkey boys from Earth had better watch their backs. Once again, it’s howling time in Known Space!
For fifty thousand years the Kzinti Patriarchy thrived on battle fought for conquest. Against all odds the humans stopped them, and for five wars kept on stopping them. With its violent expansion checked internal strains have built up within the Patriarchy, and now they threaten to tear it apart. When the ambitious Kchula Tzaatz makes a bid for ultimate power the established order comes tumbling down, and the flames of war burn hot in Destiny’s Forge. Hammered on that Forge are; Major Quacy Tskombe, battle hardened warrior turned diplomat. His life is duty, his mission takes him to the Citadel of the Patriarch in a last ditch effort to avert war. When it all falls apart he’s forced to choose between love and loyalty, with the fate of humanity hanging in the balance. Captain Ayla Cherenkova, starship commander. As talented as she is beautiful, her hatred of the Kzinti has driven her to the top. Her space combat genius is unmatched, but when she’s trapped alone in the jungles of Kzinhome her survival will depend on a whole new skillset. Pouncer, First Son of Meerz Rritt, heir apparent to the galaxy’s most powerful empire. He’s reduced to a nameless fugitive with the collapse of his father’s dynasty. Survival demands escape, but honor demands vengeance, and the price of his Name will be paid in the blood of worlds.
Paul Chafe presents a masterpiece in the grand tradition of epic science fiction. No fan of Larry Niven’s best selling Known Space series can miss Destiny’s Forge.
The kzin, formerly invincible conquerors of all they encountered, had a hard time dealing with their ignominious defeat by the leaf eating humans. Some secretly hatched schemes for a rematch, others concentrated on gathering power within the kzin hierarchy, and some shamefully cooperated with the contemptible humans, though often for hidden motives. In war and in uneasy peace, kzin and humans continue their adventures, as told by Hal Colebatch, Paul Chafe, and Michael Joseph Harrington, expanding on the concepts created by ‘New York Times’ best selling writer Larry Niven. A human secret agent and her hired kzin companion infiltrate a planet newly occupied by the kzin, and discover that humans were on the planet before the dawn of space travel, and claim to be part of the Roman Empire. Where did they come from and can they survive the inevitable kzin attack? A man wakes up with over a month’s gap in his memory. He remembers being hired by a mysterious woman for a job with the condition that his memory would be scrubbed afterward. Obviously, the scrub worked, but now the police suspect him of murdering the missing woman. And a kzin is threatening him with much worse than anything the police would do.
Third in series, winner of the 1987 Locus Poll Award, Best Anthology. Contents include Introduction: Summation: 1985, essay by Gardner Dozois; The Jaguar Hunter, by Lucius Shepard nominated, 1985 Nebula Award, 1985 World Fantasy Award; Dogfight, by Michael Swanwick and William Gibson nominated, 1985 Nebula Award, 1986 Hugo Award; Fermi and Frost, by Frederik Pohl winner, 1986 Hugo Award; Green Days in Brunei, by Bruce Sterling nominated, 1985 Nebula Award; Snow, by John Crowley nominated, 1985 Nebula Award, 1986 Hugo Award; The Fringe, by Orson Scott Card nominated, 1985 Nebula Award, 1986 Hugo Award; The Lake Was Full of Artificial Things, by Karen Joy Fowler; Sailing to Byzantium, by Robert Silverberg winner, 1985 Nebula Award; nominated, 1986 Hugo Award; Solstice, by James Patrick Kelly; Duke Pasquale’s Ring, novella by Avram Davidson; More Than the Sum of His Parts, by Joe Haldeman nominated, 1985 Nebula Award; Out of All Them Bright Stars, by Nancy Kress Winner, 1985 Nebula Award; Side Effects, by Walter Jon Williams; The Only Neat Thing to Do, by James Tiptree, Jr. nominated, 1985 Nebula Award, 1986 Hugo Award; winner, 1986 Locus Poll Award; Dinner in Audoghast, by Bruce Sterling nominated, 1986 Hugo Award; Under Siege, by George R. R. Martin 1986 Locus Poll Award, 6th Place; Flying Saucer Rock & Roll, by Howard Waldrop nominated, 1985 Nebula Award, 1986 Hugo Award; A Spanish Lesson, by Lucius Shepard Locus Poll Award, 11th Place; Roadside Rescue, by Pat Cadigan; Paper Dragons, by James P. Blaylock winner, 1986 World Fantasy Award; nominated, 1985 Nebula Award; Magazine Section, by R. A. Lafferty; The War at Home, by Lewis Shiner 1986 Locus Poll Award, 21st Place; Rockabye Baby, by S. C. Sykes nominated, 1985 Nebula Award; Green Mars, by Kim Stanley Robinson nominated, 1985 Nebula Award, 1986 Hugo Award.
Join twenty eight of today’s finest writers for a host of imaginative tours through worlds as fabulous as the farthest galaxy and as strange as life on earth can be. Among the talented story tellers in this volume are: Stephen Baxter, James P. Blaylock, Tony Daniel, Gregory Feeley, Gwyneth Jones, Jonathan Lethem, Robert Reed, Michael Sanwick, Cherry Wilder, Walter Jon Williams, Gene Wolfe, Steven Utley, and many more of tomorrow’s leading imaginations. Gardener Dozois’s summary of the year in science fiction and a long list of honorable mentions round out this volume, making it the one book for anyone who’s interested in SF today.
From Kerlak Publishing: Heaven lays down the law and Hell gets more Hellish in Lawyers in Hell, marking the return of Heroes in Helltm, the greatest shared universe of all times. The Commandments weren’t merely suggestions and there were over three hundred of them. And now, as the Higher Powers send auditors through the underworlds to dispense yet greater injustice, heroes and villains from all of history are about to be reminded that sin doesn’t pay…
and in Hell, neither does virtue:…
Satan gives an interview and hands down a terrible judgment…
. Alexander the Great and Lawrence of Arabia try to get a soldier off the hook…
. Caesar and Cleopatra seek an out of court settlement when Hell’s auditors come calling…
. Leonidas and the 300 face a Hot Wash in Hades…
. Che Guevara and Kurt Cobain find out you can’t love the bomb…
. Rasputin tells it like it is, and deeper damnation is the result for Marie Antoinette…
. Napoleon and Wellington go high tech in order to fight Hell’s demons…
. Harry Houdini finds there’s no escape. All this and more peril in Perdition await in 22 tales that will make you fear for your immortal soul…
Including the diabolical works of: Janet Morris Richard Groller Nancy Asire CJ Cherryh Edward McKeown Bruce Durham Michael Armstrong Allan Gilbreath Michael H. Hanson Kimberly Richardson Deborah Koren Larry Atchley, Jr. Sarah Hulcy David L. Burkhead Chris Morris Scott Oden John Manning Michael Z. Williamson Jason Cordova Leo Champion Bradley H. Sinor
These stories, first published in 1966, represent an exciting and important time in the history of science fiction the era when SF became true literature. Editors for this volume are BRIAN W. ALDISS and HARRY HARRISON. ALDISS is a prolific award winning author of over two dozen novels, hundreds of short stories, several critical works, and poetry. His latest novels are THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE: OR MY LIFE AS AN ENGLISHMAN and SUPERTOYS. The multiple award winning author of dozens of novels of speculative fiction, HARRISON is best known for The Stainless Steel Rat series, MAKE ROOM! MAKE ROOM! the basis for the film SOYLENT GREEN, and the alternate history novels STARS & STRIPES FOREVER and STARS & STRIPES IN PERIL. He lives in Ireland. The Secret Place by Richard McKenna ‘ A sensitive piece of writing, a perfect example of second generation science fiction, the retelling and reexamination of a theme that originated in the pulp years…
‘ Light of Other Days by Bob Shaw The memorable classic featuring ‘slow glass’ through which light takes a very long time to travel. Who Needs Insurance? by Robin S. Scott If one can be accident prone, then perhaps one can be ‘safety prone’ but why? Among the Hairy Earthmen by R.A. Lafferty Earth is nothing more than a bloody playground for the children of the gods. The Last Castle by Jack Vance A prime example of one of Vance’s ‘haunting mood possessed visions of the distant future, written in a style that stirs the reader to reaction and response.’ Day Million by Frederik Pohl A very short story ‘jewel like conciseness’ of future love, life, and romance. When I Was Miss Dow by Sonya Dorman ‘ A sense of strangeness, more than a bit of human warmth, as well as a good strong whiff of alien strangeness.’ Call Him Lord by Gordon R. Dickson Earth proves to be a testing ground for the son of an emperor of a hundred worlds. In the Imagicon by George Henry Smith ‘What good was paradise without something to compare it to? Without a taste of hell from time to time, how could a man appreciate heaven?’ We Can Remember It For You Wholesale by Philip K. Dick Now better know as the story on which film Total Recall was based, the original is a far more subtle questioning of reality. Man In His Time by Brian W. Aldiss The sole survivor of crash landing on Mars returns to Earth, but is 3. 3077 minutes ahead of the rest of the world.
Morrow notes that many of the Nebula finalists grapple with the question Is science good or bad? Lending weight to this debate are all of the winners and many of the finalists in the 1992 awards.
Each of the Nebula winners and finalists featured here displays its own often highly idiosyncratic excellence. This volume, which represents the best of 1993, includes offerings from Harlan Ellison, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Lisa Goldstein.
Excellent in all departments Kirkus Reviews, Nebula Awards 30 continues a tradition of excellence by offering, alongside works by the winners in all Nebula categories, a generous selection of fiction, poetry, and essays not found in any other best of the year anthologies.
The prestigious Nebula Awards are the Oscars of science fiction and fantasy, the only SF awards bestowed annually by the writers’ own demanding peers, the Science fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Just as the Nebula Awards honor only the finest science ficiton and fantasy, the Nebula Awards series showcases only the best of the ballot, offering as well fiction and nonfiction not collected elsewhere and a dazzling selection of essays written expressley for each volume. No other best of year anthology represents the achievement of the Nebula Awards so well. Nebula Awards 31 is, as Publishers Weekly said of a previous volume, ‘essential reading for anyone who enjoys science fiction.’
A perfect match the all time top Nebula Award winner edits this year’s volume of the celebrated series honoring the Nebula Awards. The coveted Nebula Awards are the only SF awards bestowed annually by the writers’ own demanding peers, the Science fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Each Nebula Awards collection showcases the year’s Nebula winning fiction, top selections from the ballot including work not collected in other best of the year anthologies and intriguing essays written expressly for each volume. Nebula Awards 33 features prizewinning fiction by Vonda N. McIntyre, Jerry Oltion, Nancy Kress, and Jane Yolen; the Rhysling Award winners for best SF poetry; classic stories by Grand Master Poul Anderson and Author Emeritus Nelson Bond; and original essays by Jack Williamson, Kim Stanley Robinson, Ellen Datlow, Sheila Williams, Cynthia Felice, Michael Cassutt, Geoffrey Landis, Beth Meacham, Wil McCarthy, and Christie Golden. This excellent compendium is, as was said of last year’s volume, ‘a must read for both serious and casual SF fans alike.’
The Nebula Awards are the Academy Awards of science fiction: the finest works in the genre each year as voted by the members of SFWA, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Nebula Awards Showcase 2000 is a thought provoking and entertaining volume of and about science fiction. Editor Gregory Benford speaks of the interaction between science fiction and science over the past century; editors and authors Jonathan Lethem, Gordon Van Gelder, George Zebrowski, David Hartwell, and Bill Warren discuss and disagree about science fiction’s place in the larger literary scene; authors William Tenn and Hal Clement are honored; and award winning stories are presented by Sheila Finch, Jane Yolen, Bruce Holland Rogers, Joe Haldeman an excerpt from his novel Forever Peace, Geoffrey A. Landis, Walter Jon Williams, and Mark J. McGarry.
Selected by the members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Nebula Awards Showcase 2002 presents the finest award winning fiction of the year and includes insightful commentary about the current state of science fiction. ‘Invaluable, not just for the splendid fiction and lively nonfiction, but as another annual snapshot, complete with grins and scowls.’ Kirkus Reviews ‘Would serve well as a one volume text for a course in contemporary science fiction.’ New York Review of Science Fiction
Here is the ssential index of one year in SF and fantasy, full of winners and nominees of the prestigious Nebula Award. For groundbreaking works in the genre, the Nebula is perhaps the highest honor in the field and a beacon for readers looking for the best quality science fiction and fantasy around.
In an annual tradition, the members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America present the Nebula Awards to honor the authors of the year’s most astounding fiction compelling stories that widen the imaginative boundaries of the genre. Includes Eleanor Arnason, Richard Bowes, Cory Doctorow, Harlan Ellison, Carole Emshwiller, Jeffrey Ford, Karen Joy Fowler, Neil Gaiman, Charles Harness, Elizabeth Moon, Robert Silverberg, Adam Troy Castro, and James Van Pelt.
Each year, the members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Americar bestow the Nebula Awards to authors whose exemplary fiction represents the most thought provoking and entertaining work the genre has to offer. Nebula Awards Showcase collects the year’s most preeminent science fiction and fantasy in one essential volume. This year’s winners include Lois McMaster Bujold, Eileen Gunn, Ellen Klages, and Walter Jon Williams, as well as Grand Master Anne McCaffrey.
This annual tradition from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America collects the best of the year’s stories, as well as essays and commentary on the current state of the genre and predictions for future science fiction and fantasy films, art, and more. This year’s award winning authors include Jack McDevitt, James Patrick Kelly, Peter S. Beagle, Elizabeth Hand, and more. The anthology also features essays from celebrated science fiction authors Orson Scott Card and Mike Resnick.
Michael Chabon, Michael Moorcock, Karen Joy Fowler, and more: The pulse of modern science fiction. New York Times Book Review
This annual tradition from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America collects the best of the year’s stories, as well as essays and commentary on the current state of the genre and predictions of future science fiction and fantasy films, art, and more.
This year s award winning authors include Michael Chabon, Karen Joy Fowler, Ted Chiang, and Nancy Kress, plus 2008 Grand Master Michael Moorcock.
The year’s best science fiction and fantasy in one essential volume. An annual commemoration, the Nebula Awards are presented by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America to those members whose imaginations refine and re define the infinite storytelling possibilities found within the genre. The Nebula Awards Showcase represents the best of the best in fantasy in one indispensible collection. This year’s compilation includes stories by: Ursula K. LeGuin Catherine Asaro John Kessel Nina Kiriki Hoffman Harry Harrison, this year’s Grandmaster
Vintage, 1985 paperback, Zebra Books, 479 pages. This is a collection of short stories from Omni magazine some of the language is objectionable.
After the King presents an outstanding collection of new fantasy stories by an extraordinary assemblage of some of the very best writers to ever continue the tradition Tolkien began with The Lord of the Rings. Stephen R. Donaldson, Peter S. Beagle, Andrew Nortong, Terry Pratchett, Robert Silverberg, Judith Tarr, Gregory Benford, Jane Yolen, Poul and Karen Anderson, Mike Resnick, Emma Bull, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, John Brunner, Harrr Turtledove, Dennis L. McKiernan, Karen Haber, Barry M. Malzberg, and Charles de Lint contribute to a dazzling anthology that captures the spirit and originality of Tolkien’s great work. The millions whose lives have been touched by J.R.R. Tolkien will find the same primal storytelling magic here, undiluted an running ever on.
After twenty years of travel, the first ships bearing humans arrive in the Murasaki system, where they encounter the inhabitants of Murasaki‘s two mysterious worlds and where they unravel the mysteries of an alien ecosystem.
In an anthology of tales inspired by Wells’s The War of the Worlds, notable science fiction authors such as Connie Willis, Mike Resnick, Robert Silverberg, and Gregory Benford imagine the Martian invasion seen through the eyes of his contemporaries in other locations throughout the world.
Building on the unprecedented success of last season’s Year’s Best, award winning editor David G. Hartwell has once again scoured the magazines and anthologies to bring together the very best of today’s edgy, audacious, and innovative SF. Here are machines that dream and stars that sing; tales from notable pros and heretofore unknowns;wondrously diverse stories that share the sense of wonder that is the mark of great science fiction. ‘ Includes stories by: Gregory Benford, Terry Bisson, James Patrick Kelly, Damon Knight, Joanna Russ, Bruce Sterling, Connie Willis, and many others!
Janis Ian has inspired fans for years with her lyrical and evocative music. Now, this popular music legend has invited her favorite science fiction and fantasy writers to interpret her songs using their own unique voices. The result is the most unusual and exciting collaboration in the worlds of both science fiction fantasy and music.
Ten masters of speculative fiction explore the future of computerized intellect, and how humanity will interact with machines that can outthink them and are learning to outsmart them.
Space Cadets edited by Mike Resnick 24 stories illiciting memories of the Golden Age of Science Fiction. The late Frankie Thomas, who died just as this book was going to press, thrilled a generation of future fans and writers as Tom Corbett, Space Cadet, in the early days of television. L.A. Con IV, the 2006 World Science Fiction Convention, selected Frankie as its Special Guest, and this book of stories about Space Cadets, each and every one of them inspired by Frankies acts of derring do on the small black and white screens of the very early 1950s, is the conventions and Fandoms tribute to him. In these pages youll find stories by L.A. Con IVs Writer Guest of Honor Connie Willis, plus Mercedes Lackey, Harry Turtledove, Kevin J. Anderson, David Brin, Larry Niven, Mike Resnick, Gregory Benford & Elizabeth Malartre, Kristine Kathryn Rusch & Dean Wesley Smith, Josepha Sherman, Todias Buckell, Craig Miller, Ralph Roberts, Kay Kenyon, Catherine Asaro, Stephen Leigh, Nick DiChario, Michael Burstein, Barry Malzberg, Brad Sinor, John DeChancie, and the book concludes with a novella by David Gerrold. Before he died, Frankie wrote down some of his experiences as a young actor portraying Tom Corbett, and they are included here as well. The cover art is by L.A. Con IVs Artist Guest of Honor James Gurney.
This is the best short form science fiction of 2005, selected by David Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer, two of the most respected editors in the field. The short story is one of the most vibrant and exciting areas in science fiction today. It is where the hot new authors emerge and where the beloved giants of the field continue to publish. Now, building on the success of the first nine volumes, Eos will once again present a collection of the best stories of the year in mass market. Here, selected and compiled by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer, two of the most respected editors in the field, are stories with visions of tomorrow and yesterday, of the strange and the familiar, of the unknown and the unknowable. With stories from an all star team of science fiction authors, ‘Year’s Best SF 11‘ is an indispensable guide for every science fiction fan.
‘Space opera’, once a derisive term for cheap pulp adventure, has come to mean something more in modern SF: compelling adventure stories told against a broad canvas, and written to the highest level of skill. Indeed, it can be argued that the ‘new space opera’ is one of the defining streams of modern SF. Now, World Fantasy Award winning anthologists David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer have compiled a definitive overview of this subgenre, both as it was in the days of the pulp magazines, and as it has become in 2005. Included are major works from genre progenitors like Jack Williamson and Leigh Brackett, stylish midcentury voices like Cordwainer Smith and Samuel R. Delany, popular favorites like David Drake, Lois McMaster Bujold, and Ursula K. Le Guin, and modern day pioneers such as Iain M. Banks, Steven Baxter, Scott Westerfeld, and Charles Stross.
This collection of 29 short stories from masters of science fiction each tale chosen by the authors as the funniest they have ever written presents wildly hilarious accounts accompanied by a preface that offers valuable insight into the authors and their selections. Contributors include David Drake, Gregory Benford, Janis Ian, Gene Wolf, Brian Hopkins, Kevin Anderson, and many more, with stories such as, Tapestries, Rattler, The Robot Who Came to Dinner, and The Acid Test.