• This volume contains Asimov's early works from the 1930s and 1940s: Homo Sol; Half-Breeds On Venus; The Imaginary; Heredity; History; Christmas on Ganymede; The Little Man on the Subway; The Hazing; Super Neutron; Not Final! Legal Rites; Time Pussy.
  • Brilliant young film-maker Bobby Albertson found the love of his life, a beautiful blonde who's out of this world - literally! Sent to Earth to escape her enemies on the planet Thradon, Kathy was cared for by Bobby's parents. True love - and special effects - conquered all when she and Bobby got engaged and his independent film career took off like a rocket. Now, Kathy's taking her beloved, his parents and a few of their friends back home to meet her dearest and dearest. The Earthlings already know that Thradon, centuries ahead of Earth in everything else, lags behind in popular culture.  So they've brought along some wonderful things such as popcorn, Shakespeare, golf and film-making. But Bobby's grand plan to write, produce and direct the first-ever Thradon big-screen blockbuster are thrown into development hell when life imitates art and aliens invade planet Thradon

  • The Directorate was run by the powerful few—genetically altered humans permanently linked with the Gi-net, the massive computer network which contained everything there was to know about the planets and space stations claimed by humankind. For centuries, the Directorate had ruled over countless star systems, its authority absolute and unquestioned. But now, stirrings of rebellion were being felt in this far-flung, commercial empire. Now the Directorate has discovered a planet out beyond its farthest reaches, a place known only as World, where the descendants of humans stranded long ago by a starship crash had survived by becoming a race of warriors led by its Prophets, men with the ability to see the many possible pathways of the future. Men who had already foreseen the coming of the Directorate’s Patrol ship Bullet—and were preparing their warriors of Spider for this first contact in which even one wrong choice could destroy both World and empire.

  • Book IV and the conclusion of the Chanur series. Alien entities called "humans" send their first exploration ship into Compact space, disrupting the seven Compact races' alliance. Pyanfar Chanur and her feline hani crew give shelter to the only surviving human from the ship, pitching them into the center of a galactic maelstrom which could cause interstellar war.

  • A lovely collection of the cream of classic sci-fi. This volume includes: Dear Devil, Eric Frank Russell; The Best Policy, Randall Garrett; Alaree, Robert Silverberg; Life Cycle, Poul Anderson; The Gentle Vultures, Isaac Asimov; Stranger Station, Damon Knight; Lower Than Angels, Algis Budrys; Blind Lightning, Harlan Ellison; Out Of The Sun, Arthur C. Clarke.
  • Part II of A Woman Of The Iron People. They are two creatures a civilisation apart: earthborn Lixia, a visitor from a damaged planet eighteen light years away, and Nia, a primitive outcast, exiled from her people for committing a transgression unheard of in her society. United by circumstance, they travel together across a perilous continent, guided by spirits known only to one and fleeing a possible civilisation-shattering future feared by the other. In the quest for peace and understanding between alien cultures, they discover the rewards of experience and dangers of knowledge as they create revolutionary change in a violent world.

  • We'd all like to save the world but there seems to be a lot of it and the individual seems so puny. Surely it's sensible to make other arrangements.  Hence the appeal of the very marketable Claustrosphere, invented by despotic media mogul Plastic Tolstoy: a domestic, self contained, stunningly tough eco-shelter for the average bloke.  It is also the most irresponsible idea ever: the death of the Earth becomes survivable. When Nathan, a self-absorbed British script writer gets access to Tolstoy to pitch his end-of-the-world movie, he feels his time has come.  But why is Nathan's script so dangerous?  It's the perfect vehicle for Max, the ex-jeans model and multi media superstar.  And should Max be falling for  beautiful and utterly stroppy eco-terrorist Rosalie?  And what is it about the Claustrosphere marketing campaing that requires the loss of innocence and the slaughter of the innocent?

  • The old First Empire lies shattered, swept away by the forces of First Foundation, established by psychohistorian Hari Seldon, the only man to have foreseen the shifting patterns of the inhabited Cosmos.  But not even Seldon could have predicted the mutant menace of the Mule - a being of terrifying supernormal powers who can precipitate a savage struggle that can lay waste to entire star systems.
  • Finity's End is the oldest Merchanter ship in the universe. In an era of spies, pirate traders, and uneasy alliances, the Company Wars are now over, the hunt for the fleet is winding down, and the ship is coming home to reclaim her trade routes. Having lost an entire generation, the youngest crew members, bred and trained for war, must face their most critical battle of all--survival in a time of lasting peace.