Sci-Fi/UFO

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  • 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/
  • Book 1 of Time Odyssey. 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... Cover art by David Stevenson. 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.
  • Book  IX. Ambassador to to the alien world of Minbar, former Babylon 5 commander Jeffrey Sinclair is one of the first to learn the truth about the Shadows, the ancient race pursuing the destruction of the galaxy.  Sinclair also discovers that he is the linchpin in the plan to stop them. Now he is asked to revive the legendary Minbari warrior group, the Rangers. Catherine Sakai, commercial pilot and planetary surveyor has lost her heart to Jeffrey: not even an attack by the Shadows can stop her getting to Minbar to join him and the Rangers. As she trains with other pilots, the time is coming where their skills will be tested on their first mission.  Led by Sinclair they will venture into deepest space, into a battle of stealth and might and a fate that none but the bravest can face, and none but the luckiest will survive. Cover art by Bob Larkin.
  • When hard-luck spaceman Jack Waley crash landed on the planet Kerim he found a weird and wonderful world thrown into fearful chaos by the anger of its quasi-god, Pe'Ichen. The mysterious Pe'Ichen showered his people with jewelry, weapons, clothing. Yet denied them the necessities such as food and shelter. The grand houses of Kerim, which had always repaired themselves for as long as anyone could remember, were now crumbling, falling hazards to anyone venturing near them. Yet these were only the symptoms of a far deadlier peril shadowing this once bright planet; a peril that bumbling Jack Waley would ultimately have to face alone, with an entire world's fate hanging in the balance. Cover art  by Ray Feibush.
  • Star Trek: Volume III of The Eugenics Wars. The untold chapter in the history of Star Trek's most notorious villain - KHAN. This volume bridges the time period between Khan Noonien Singh's twenty-third-century revival in the original series classic episode Space Seed and his  return in the acclaimed feature film Star Trek II:The Wrath of Khan. Haunted by the memory of Khan's bitter accusations, Kirk now revisits Ceti Alpha V to discover for himself what ultimately drove Khan to madness. There, buried beneath the desolate surface of a dying planet, Kirk and his allies find the untold story of their greatest foe - and of the woman who loved him: Lieutenant Marla McIvers of Starfleet. Along with Khan's genetically engineered followers from the twentieth century, Khan and Marla are left on Ceti Alpha V with the hopes of building a new life together. Although the planet is savage and untamed, full of deadly predators and unexpected hazards, Khan dreams of carving out an empire even greater than the one he once ruled on Earth. But when catastrophe strikes, laying waste to the entire world, Khan and the others find themselves trapped in a desperate struggle for survival. Now Khan must use every ounce of his superhuman strength and intellect to wage a fearsome battle against the planet, his people...and the growing darkness in his own soul. Cover art by Keith Birdsong.  
  • Maureen Johnson, the somewhat irregular mother of Lazarus Long, wakes up in bed with a man and a cat. The cat is Pixel, well-known to readers of The Cat Who Walks through Walls. The man is a stranger to her, and besides that, he is dead... Cover art by Boris Vallejo.
  • What if there were an Afterworld?  Not Heaven or Hell, per se, but a place where everyone who has ever lived reawakens when they die, to live again and die again and live again, for ever. Warrior-King Gilgamesh has been in such an Afterworld longer that almost anyone else save the Hairy Men from Before the Flood, and in recent centuries he's seen it change beyond recognition as the newly dead import their machinery, weaponry and Industrial Age attitudes.  Gilgamesh's dissatisfaction with this behaviour sends him on a quest through the Afterworld realms of such luminaries as Prester John, Simon Magus, Walter Raleigh and Pablo Picasso in search of a gateway that is rumored to exist - a gateway that leads back to the land of the living. Cover art by Steve Crisp.

  • Book I of Riverworld. Riverworld - huge and mysterious. It has a central river, rimmed by mountains, with a hidden source and and unknown end. Every last soul who ever lived on Earth - from prehistoric apemen to moon-dwelling future civilisations - is reborn there. AS is Si Richard Francis Burton - translator of The Arabian Nights, explorer, brawler, scholar, womaniser, adventurer. His quest is to discover the end of the river, the meaning of the world's existence - and lovely Alice Hargreaves (the real life model for Alice In Wonderland) and he must succeed - for there is an evil experiment being conducted by those who created Riverworld and he must stop that experiment. Cover art by Patrick Woodroffe.
  • Eleven short, sharp crisp stories.  Call Me Dumbo: Dumbo is married to Carl, and has three sons - but who is she really? Repeat Performance: A cinema owner who shows old movies witnesses odd occurrences at his establishment ... And Isles Where Good Men Lie: An endless caravan of alien space craft are entering the solar system and disgorging a horde of fifteen-foot long insects that exude deadly bacteria. Scientists understand that these aliens are refugees, but how to stop them spreading a plague that will kill humanity? What Time Do You Call This? A scientist engaged in time-stream hopping appears in the apartment of a criminal. When the crook learns how the time-hop device operates, he steals it - but to what end? Communication: A bogus medium uses a computer to find out confidential information about his clients to convince them that the dead really can communicate - and then discovers the dead really CAN communicate. The Cosmic Cocktail Party: A super-computer housing the personalities of the dead to provide interaction with the living goes haywire when the dead start interacting with each other!The Happiest Day of Your Life: A future in which the cognitive and economic elite can, through hypnosis, drugs and surgery, get all their education in one day, resulting in eight-year-old attorneys and executives unable to converse with their parents because of their high IQs.  The Weapons of Isher II:  The most popular entertainment of the Space Empire is televised duelling - but a journalist discovers that the duels are nowhere near as 'deadly' as they  look; Pilot Plant: A cybernetics expert hears a mysterious disembodied voice just before a test flight of a new aircraft crashes; Telemart Three:  Holographic televisions of the future with a teleport means housewives can have their shopping instantly - and causes husbands to contemplate murder. Invasion of Privacy: Middle-class suburbanite George Ferguson's mother-in-law has been dead for two weeks, but his son Sammy claims to have seen her alive and well - in the old abandoned house down the street.  
  • What would the world be like if the Russians discovered how to beat us at our own capitalistic game and began dumping inexpensive, quality goods on the world market? Reynolds presents us with an alternative world where America is rapidly being turned into a second-rate power as its industries go bankrupt, a world falling under the wheels of the Soviet juggernaut, peacefully and passively.  The U.S. has only one way to retaliate and that's by bringing religion to the Soviet Union - a very special religion...
  • Seven teenagers from a small Australian town take a weekend camping trip to an isolated bush location the locals call Hell.  Seven teenagers come back - to Hell.  Their town has been invaded, war has been declared and they are in hiding for their lives. Cover art by Helen Halliday.
  • On a long weekend in Australia, while Effie and her friends are camping in the bush, their town is invaded and taken over by an enemy - Australia is at war.  They are suddenly in the toughest situations humans can confront, facing life and death decisions, in a world where they must find courage, spirit, initiative and wisdom - or die. Cover photo by International Photographic Library.
  • On a long weekend in Australia, while Effie and her friends are camping in the bush, their town is invaded and taken over by an enemy - Australia is at war.  They are suddenly in the toughest situations humans can confront, facing life and death decisions, in a world where they must find courage, spirit, initiative and wisdom - or die.  https://cosmiccauldronbooks.com.au/p/dvd-tomorrow-when-the-war-began-caitlin-stasey-rachel-hurd-wood-lincoln-lewis-deniz-akdeniz/

  • A rare collection of shorts by the masters of classic sci-fi: The Man Who Lost The Sea, Theodore Sturgeon; March Hare Mission, Ford McCormack; The Earth Men, Ray Bradbury; Who Goes There? Don A. Stuart; In Hiding, Wilmar H. Shiras; Not Final! Isaac Asimov; And Be Merry...Katherine Maclean; The Witches Of Karres, James H. Schmitz; Resurrection, A.E. van  Vogt. Cover art by Jim Burns.
  • Book III of The Dumarest Saga. Wanted by Dumarest: information on the whereabouts of the planet Earth. On the world Toy was the giant computer that might have the information. But the world of Toy gave nothing for free. The information would be costly. Dumarest would have to take part in the Toy games. Fight like a tin soldier in a giant nursery. Yet there was nothing childish about being a plaything on Toy. The pain was real - as were the wounds, the blood and death.

  • A space-yacht, pursued by angry Adderkops thirsting for blood is in serious trouble.  Picking up the trail of another non-human spaceship, it seems like a good idea to board it and get the crew to head for home. But - it's not that easy to find the crew...there's just cages full of bizarre, otherworldly animals: tigerapes, elephantoids; gorilloids; caterpiggles; helmet beasts; and tentacle centaurs...one set of these extraordinary creatures  must be the crew in hiding - but which?

  • Warhammer 40,000. Book VIII of Gaunt's Ghosts.  Book 1 of The Lost sequence. A high-ranking Imperial officer has been captured by the foul forces of Chaos. Gaunt must assemble a squad of his most trusted men and venture deep into enemy territory. Their mission: rescue the officer if they can. However - if he has been compromised their rescue mission may become an assassination. Cover art by Adrian Smith.
  • Medium is a heart-warming machine, designed to provide a connection with the dead.  Now all the world could reach their loved ones - at a price. Anything so emotionally loaded and carrying that kind of price tag could be a powerful political weapon. But no-one, not even the inventor, could guess at how terrible that price might become. Cover art by Peter Jones.
  • Star Wars; Volume XIII of The New Jedi Order. After the capture of Coruscant, the heart of the New Republic, a stunned galaxy fears that nothing can stop the Yuuzhan Vong.  Yet the crushing defeat has produced a miracle:  Jacen Solo is alive.  He is in the care of Vergere, a fascinating creature of mystery and power, her intentions hard to fathom, her cruelties rarely concealed. But this master of inscrutable arts has much to teach the young Jedi...for she holds the key to a new way to experience the Force, to take it to another level - dangerous, dazzling, perhaps deadly. In the wrong hands, the tremendous energies of the Force can be devastating. And there are others watching Jacen's progress closely, waiting patiently for the moment when he will be ready for their own dire purposes. Now, all is in shadows. Yet whatever happens, whether Jacen's newfound mastery unleashes light or darkness, he will never be the same Jedi again...Cover art by Cliff Neilson.
  • According to bestselling author Whitley Strieber, his contact with strange aliens did not end with the release of his controversial book, Communion. Instead, the "visitors" kept coming. In Transformation, Strieber challenges his own fear for a triumphant breakthrough in understanding. Comprises the following sections: Introduction; Part 1: Secret Journeys; Part 2: Life in the Dark; Part 3: Beyond the Dark; Appendix 1: Health; Appendix 2: Truth; Appendix 3: Gaelic; Afterword. Cover art: variant by Ted Jacobs.
  • The huge black spaceship in orbit around Doonarrala is apparently unarmed and poses no immediate threat, but a classified military tape reveals that it bears a striking resemblance to one found derelict and looming over a planet devastated by war.  For Todd Reeve, leader of the Human colony on Doonarrala, and for his Hrruban friend Hrriss, the ship represents a chance for both their species to extend the hand of friendship to another. For others, both from Earth and Hrruba, the ship and its inhabitants are a threat of such magnitude they will stop at nothing to to sabotage Todd's efforts at communication. Cover art by Mark Harrison.