Sci-Fi/UFO

//Sci-Fi/UFO
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  • Gap Into Ruin. The fifth and final instalment in the GAP series.  As the conflict between humankind and the Amnion heads for crisis, Morn Hyland, the cyborg Angus Thermopyle and the survivors on board the crippled starship Trumpet must return from deep space to Earth. Their mission is to prevent all-out war with the aliens, which would leave humanity to pay a terrible price. But the Amnion react with swift fury, and suddenly Earth is threatened with fiery destruction ...Cover art by David O'Connor.

  • From the holiday planet of Paradiso one could go on so many exciting excursions - Mars, Venus, the Moon, even the most distant and alien worlds were accessible to the inquisitive holiday maker, courtesy of Starways, Inc. - the giant combine which owned Paradiso and half the galaxy.  But there was only one trip which interested Ram Burrell and it was the one that Starways seemed to be actively discouraging trippers from taking - the trip to  Earth, the birthplace of Man. And once Burrell had got a ticket for the journey, he began to discover why Earth had been the least visited planet and why Starways and worked so hard to keep it that way.  Cover art by Vincent Segrelles.
  • We'd all like to save the world but there seems to be a lot of it and the individual seems so puny.  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 campaign that requires the loss of innocence and the slaughter of the innocent?
  • 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?

  • Lost in space for fifteen years, doomed to an interminable existence aboard a mechanical city floating through a black void. Unable to return to an Earth they could hardly remember and a system of politics they could not understand.  Yet Crowley, the learned professor and Betty, the mysterious clairvoyant's daughter whose uncanny abilities had threatened the stability of the Earth will find love across the miles of nothingness. Cover art credited to Sam Peffer.
  • To those who saw the explosion in the New Mexico sky, it was as though a new star had been born.  Only three humans would ever know that the flash in the sky on that night in 1982 was an exploding flying saucer.  Three accidental colonists from outer space and a chance encounter with Earth will trigger interplanetary conflict.
  • Three novellas - real vintage sci-fi from 1974. In this volume: Threads Of Time, Grgory Benford; The Marathon Photograph, Clifford D. Simak; Riding The Torch, Norman Spinrad. Cover art by Peter Goodfellow.
  • Three novellas by the masters of classic sci-fi: How it Was When The Past Went Away - Robert Silverberg: Memory-erasing drugs are dropped in the water supply so overnight, anyone who drank the tap water lost their memory. Yet they could remember their friends and their friends' lives...The Eve of Rumoko - Samuel Delaney: A future of underwater cities and the development of an sub-marine highway is under way - but not everyone approves of the idea of tapping the undersea volcanic energy...We All Die Naked - James Blish: Mankind has brutalised the Earth to the utter limit with rubbish and the climate has changed. The end is nigh and it seems the only solution is for a favoured few to leave the doomed planet and try to establish a sustainable Martian colony. And of course, everyone wants to get on board. Cover art by David Hardy.
  • A volume of four of the Master's finest: It's Such A Beautiful Day: Nature had been forgotten in this electronic world of the future. Until one day, quite by accident, a young boy strayed outdoors and discovered what was there. Breeds There A Man? The physicist had arrived at a theory - very interesting, but highly improbable, but something not quite human seemed to be causing a bit of trouble...The C-Chute: The spaceship had to be recaptured from the aliens, which meant that somebody had to be a hero. But who would that be...and why? Belief: A college professor discovers that he has mysteriously acquired the ability to levitate. The problems that attend his newfound power make  for some hilarious  scenarios...
  • When the crew of the four-person scout ship Santa Maria first sighted the new life-zone planet, they  called it "Worthless". A little too far from the mother sun for comfort, caught in the grip of conflicting gravitational pulls, it was a planet in constant uproar and not at all fit for human colonisation. Still, time was running short for the people of Earth to find a new home and this was the first place that approached even remotely livable conditions.  Don and Zees decide to do close up study of the surface while Breed and Ellen stay in orbit overhead.  But just after they landed there came a cataclysmic upheaval that killed many of the primitive life forms and left Don and Zees stranded.  Forced to go native and live off the land until their crew mates could rescue them. they had no idea that the next meal they ate would change the future of the planet. Cover art by Paul Alexander.
  • An experiment in radiation treatment of fish produces mutations in the dinoflagellates that feed the fish. The result is aggressive fish - toward other fish and toward Man. But there's a bigger problem - the aggressiveness is transferred to men who eat the fish and violence explodes in the quiet laboratories.  This is ugly - but then the mutation reaches an Air Force general with access to codes for nuclear bombs. The destruction of all life could be only a countdown away....
  • Jack the Ripper escapes in H.G. Well's Time Machine to modern-day America...and Wells must follow him to put an end to his bloody career.  The film stars Malcolm McDowell, David Warner and Mary Steenburgen. Trivia:  the Time Machine on the cover is not the one in the film.
  • Asher Sutton has been lost in deepest space for twenty years. Suddenly arrives a warning from the future, that he will return - and that he must be killed. He is destined to write a book whose message may lead to the death of millions in centuries to come. For this reason Sutton is hounded by the sinister warring factions of the future who wish to influence or prevent the writing of this book he has not yet begun to write. Yet already a copy has been found in the burnt-out wreckage of a space-craft on Aldebaran XII.Cover art by Chris Moore.
  • Science fiction, mystery, a love story, and a detailed history of Old New York blend together in this story of a young man enlisted in a secret government experiment. Transported from the mid-twentieth century to New York City in the year 1882, Si Morley walks the fashionable "Ladies' Mile" of Broadway, is enchanted by the jingling sleigh bells in Central Park, and solves a 20th-century mystery by discovering its 19th-century roots. Falling in love with a beautiful young woman, he ultimately finds himself forced to choose between his lives in the present and the past.
  • It’s the 1st of June, 1914 and Hugh Stanton, ex-soldier and celebrated adventurer is quite literally the loneliest man on earth. No one he has ever known or loved has been born yet. Perhaps now they never will be. Stanton knows that a great and terrible war is coming. A collective suicidal madness that will destroy European civilization and bring misery to millions in the century to come. He knows this because, for him, that century is already history. Somehow he must change that history. He must prevent the war. A war that will begin with a single bullet. But can a single bullet truly corrupt an entire century? And, if so - could another single bullet save it?
  • Calder Circle, a circle of ancient standing stones, brooded over Calder Heights. Young Timothy Grenville found himself unaccountably drawn there. The place suited his dark moods, a place associated with death, violence and tragedy. And then...the timeslips began. Timothy Grenville was flung far into the past to witness terrible events whenever he stepped into that menacing Circle. Scenes of horrific slaughter took place before his eyes, when the face of the victim was chillingly like his own. Were these re-enactments of the past or flashes of his imagination? What power was at work in the Circle?  Cover art by Bruce Pennington.
  • This volume contains: Ernie; Raison D'Etre;  The Price of Survival; Between a Rock and a High Place; Houseguest; Time Bomb; The President's Doll; Banshee. Cover art by Steve Youll.
  • Book III of Time Police.  Jackson Dubchek was exiled by the notorious Time Police. A citizen of the Second Republic in 2249, Jackson is stranded in Mexico in 2074, unable to return to his own generation.  But Jackson is not alone.  He meets a Mexican historian and his beautiful daughter who have also been exiled to the past. With these fellow travelers, Jackson pieces together the truth about the Second Republic and their Time Police - they are changing the past in order to protect the future.  Jackson must decide whether to try and set himself against all the resources of the Second Republic.  But first he must determine how the events of 2074 differ from the way the Second Republic has recorded them  and before the Time Police can catch him. Cover art by Paul Youll and Steve Youll.
  • Book II - Hydrabyss Red.  Chayne Jahil, accompanied by the beautiful Villimy Dy, continues on his mission through time and space to salvage human destinies.  Leaving his native Andromeda, he travels to Hydrabyss, a water world that is slowly boiling away in the cool heat of a red sun. Lorb, Overseer of Hydrabyss, is a machine-turned-god, ruling the Chilsun colonies by perpetual slavery through dreams and illusions.  He also controls the Kigons, a race of psychic impressions whose souls he has destroyed. Chayne and Villimy set out to save both the races and escape before the planet destroys itself.
  • A team of scientists are brought together to find a way of travelling back to the Stone Age, to the dark days when brutual primeval tribes tore the world away from the Neanderthals.  Stripped of the trappings of civilisation, mathematician Barbara Hamilton is hurled backwards in time to the darkest era before the dawn of history.  To survive, she must fight the savage beasts of the barbarous world and against the predatory instincts of the greatest hunter the world has ever known - Cro-Magnon Man. A stand-alone novel from John Norman, not a part of the Gor - The Chronicles of Counter-Earth series. Cover art by Gino D'Achille
  • Time Odyssey Book I. 1885...On the North-West frontier, Rudyard Kipling witnesses a bizarre encounter between the British Army and a mysteriously watchful, hovering sphere - and then, shockingly, a helicopter from 2037 comes over the hill. Meanwhile, elsewhere, scouts from the great horde of Genghis Khan find that familiar landmarks on the great steppe have vanished - as if they had never been. And elsewhere yet again -  the courtiers of Alexander the Great  wait anxiously for news of the Great King, who seems to have vanished. Nothing is as it was. The castaways in time must make an epic journey across a transformed world, a journey to a devastating truth. For if history is long, our future may be shorter than any of us dreamed...Mankind's odyssey in time has begin...https://cosmiccauldronbooks.com.au/p/sunstorm-arthur-c-clarke-stephen-baxter/
  • An old man wearing a brown robe is found wandering disoriented in the Arizona desert.  He is miles from any human habitation and has no memory of how he got there, or who he is.  The only clue to his identity is the plan of a medieval monastery in his pocket.  This mystery will catapult a group of young scientists back to the Middle Ages and into the heart of the Hundred Years War.  Imagine the risks of such a journey - imagine the impossible! Cover art by Chip Kidd.

  • An old man wearing a brown robe is found wandering disoriented in the Arizona desert.  He is miles from any human habitation and has no memory of how he got there, or who he is.  The only clue to his identity is the plan of a medieval monastery in his pocket.  This mystery will catapult a group of young scientists back to the Middle Ages and into the heart of the Hundred Years War.  Imagine the risks of such a journey - imagine the impossible!
  • Traveling backward in time, Don Miguel Navarro (a junior officer in the Society of Time) had to undo the errors and interruptions of other time-interlopers. Even the most insignificant nudging of the past could entirely alter the present. And he suspected that a maniacal genius - possibly a fellow-worker - crazed with a desire for nationalist vindication had plotted to alter the victorious outcome of the Spanish Armada of 1588 - thus changing recorded history and perhaps even imperiling the Imperial Spanish Empire of 1988.  If Don Miguel did not successfully intercede, when he came back to the present he might find a different world...a different time...a time in which he probably didn't even exist. Cover art by Melvyn Grant. A group of three novelettes previously published under the following titles: Spoils of Yesterday (1969), The Word Not Written (1969) and The Fullness of Time (1969
  • The Cold War Corps was to be the instrument of salvation in freeing the Earth from the tyranny of the Haijac Union. It was Dr. Leif Barker's idea, but he was getting kept in the dark by his bosses in the March Republic about what the CWC was actually doing. Its network of spies spread throughout the world, working towards the Ultimate Solution that would free the Jacks and turn them towards the True Religion. But Barker had suspicions. Which was freedom, which was tyranny? Which of the two super-powers was really the villain of this terrifying tomorrow? In  a mad world where love was a sin and sex a crime against humanity, he had to find out quickly - before the day of Timestop! Previously released as A  Woman A Day and The Day of Timestop.
  • Man's concept of time forms a fundamental part of modern life. From the everyday time experience of day and night, the seasons,  the oddities of time zones and the International Date Line, to the deeper mysteries of  relativity theory, quantum mechanics, the concept of parallel universes and physical timewarps, the paradoxes and the possibilities of our relationship with time are constantly expanding in the face of fresh discoveries. While our watches and calendars are witness to the fact that time flows inexorably forward, at the other extreme black holes negate time altogether, making it stand still. In a wider context, the latest scientific theories are strikingly reminiscent of older philosophical ideas embracing such phenomena as precognition, reincarnation and dream telepathy. In this examination  of time, there are startling new insights into the nature of reality and the possibility that timewarps do exist.

  • In  the future a strange epidemic conquers an Earth already overrun by pollution and revolt. Those who succumb fall into their dreams, vanishing on strains of music into a perfect void that enthralls like a paradise and binds like a prison.  The Stalker is one of those few who are immune and who are able to travel through the dream world of the virus to rescue others. As he carries out rescue after rescue, he becomes more and more embroiled in  the politics surrounding the virus and its cure.