Sci-Fi/UFO

//Sci-Fi/UFO
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  • Features:  The Blue Bottle, Ray Bradbury;  The Wind Blows Free, Chad Oliver; Society For the Prevention, Ron Goulart; One Night Stand, Herbert A. Simmons; Elegy, Charles Beaumont; Lap of the Primitive, William Nolan; The Old College Try, Robert Bloch; I am Returning, Ray Russell; The Undiscovered Country, William F. Temple; Restricted Area, Robert Sheckley; One Love Have I, Robert F. Young; Worship Night, Kris Neville; In Space With Runyon Jones, Norman Corwin; The Ties That Bind, Walter M. Miller

  • Everyone knew the legend of Christopher Sim.  Fighter.  Leader. An interstellar hero with a rare talent for war.  Sim changed mankind's history forever when he forged a ragtag group of misfits into the weapon that broke the back of the alien Ashiyyur.  But now, Alex Benedict has found  a startling bit of information, long buried in an ancient computer file.  If it's true, then Christopher Sim was a fraud. For his own sake and that of history, Alex Benedict must follow the dark track of a legend, into the very heart of the alien galaxy where he will confront a truth far stranger than any imaginable fiction. Cover art by Darrell Sweet.
  • Everyone knew the legend of Christopher Sim.  Fighter.  Leader. An interstellar hero with a rare talent for war.  Sim changed mankind's history forever when he forged a ragtag group of misfits into the weapon that broke the back of the alien Ashiyyur.  But now, Alex Benedict has found  a startling bit of information, long buried in an ancient computer file.  If it's true, then Christopher Sim was a fraud. For his own sake and that of history, Alex Benedict must follow the dark track of a legend, into the very heart of the alien galaxy where he will confront a truth far stranger than any imaginable fiction. Cover art by Darrell Sweet.

  • Danny Hawkins is  a bright lad who wants to grow up to be a scientist like his father, who died in an accident in space. But Danny is a victim of polio and lives a restricted life with his mother in a remote corner on Earth. One day eminent scientist Samuel Gob;e arrives at Danny's home to recruit him to join a special scientific exploration on Triton, one of Neptune's moons. The team will be a small group of gifted children who will be transformed by matter transmission into creatures capable of surviving the crushing gravity and poisonous atmosphere of Neptune's surface. Transformed, Danny will never miss the use of his arms and legs - Goble says that he will be the same as all the others. And this top secret mission, in its early project stage, was the one that claimed Danny's father's life. They are to explore the planet Neptune and try and establish contact with an alien race that seems to be  colonising the planet.   Cover art by Bob Walters.
  • An alternate history set in 1973, which has been shaped by Washington losing the Battle of Lexington and being executed as a traitor. Now America is a British colony dreaming of independence. Columbus didn't discover the Americas and the cultures of South America have not been  destroyed. Here is a British Empire which, in the 20th century, is still influenced by its Victorian creators. But this ideal is threatened by increasing unemployment and the threat of economic decline. The empire needs something to boost its fortunes. So is born an engineering project to link Britain with its colony: a tunnel beneath the sea. Employment will increase and manufacturing will prosper. Our hero is  Captain August Washington, engineer & descendant of the traitor. As well as wishing to see the tunnel's success, he wants to see his homeland achieve independence or - at least - the dominion status of Canada and Australia. He's also in love with Iris, daughter of the genius behind the project, Sir Isambard Brassey-Brunel, who despises the upstart colonial engineer.If the project is a success, the credit will go to Washington and it is his hope that his success will at last erase the shame of George, hanged as a traitor to his king more than 200 years ago. Cover art by Rick Sternbach.
  • The young wizard Sparrowhawk, tempted by pride to try spells beyond his powers, lets loose an evil shadow-beast in his land.  Only he can destroy it and the quest leads him to the farthest corner of Earthsea. Cover art by David Bergen.
  • Jenny Randles explores the phenomenon of alien abductions by looking into historical accounts and claims, investigating their links to science-fiction and imagination and looking at other literature in the genre.  An excellent starting point for those unfamiliar with the territory, with plenty for the seasoned reader on this topic. Chapters: Alien Abductions: The Official Version; The Abduction Myth; Abductions And Science Fiction; Rogue Cases; Alien Abductions: The British Catalogue; Those Who Were Abducted: Some Case Histories; Abductions Around The World; The Abduction Pattern; Discovering Abductions; The Search for Answers.  Also: an appendix entitled: Have You Been Abducted?
  • Dr. Fiore, a practising psychologist, has found that many of her patients who suffer from psychological and health problems have actually been traumatised by past close encounters of the third kind - visitations and abductions by extraterrestrials, the memory of which has been buried in the victim's subconcious. Beginning with a short history of UFO sightings fro prehistoric times to the present, the author explores some of the more famous abduction cases, followed by ten of Dr. Fiore's actual case histories showing the various forms these encounters take. Finally there is a checklist for the reader in order to recognise possible signs and symptoms.

  • Book III of Revelation Space. Humanity has endured centuries of horrific plague and a brutal interstellar war. It's time for a few decades of peace and quiet. No such luck - there's a new threat. Stirred from aeons of sleep, the Inhibitors - ancient alien killing machines designed to eliminate any emergent intelligence -  have targeted mankind. Fleeing the first wave of machines, a ragtag group of refugees headed by war veteran Clavain waits for the next phase of the cull. But with Clavain sunk deep in despondency, the leadership falls to Scorpio, the product of a flawed experiment in genetic engineering who has every reason to hate humanity. Then their little colony receives an unexpected visitor: an avenging angel, a girl born in ice, gifted with the power to lead humanity to safety and the ability to draw down mankind's darkest enemy. On Hela, where vast travelling cathedrals circle the world in endless processions, the witnessing of a miraculous event has created an apocalyptic new religion. And as the cathedrals crawl closer to to the treacherous fissure known as Absolution Gap, a dark and unsettling truth becomes apparent: to beat one enemy, it may be necessary to forge an alliance with something much, much worse...Cover art by Chris Moore.