Sci-Fi/UFO

//Sci-Fi/UFO
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  • Contemporary theories on the origin of the phenomenon, with chapters on man-made UFOs; UFO psychology and abductions; UFO cover-ups and crop circles; unidentified submarine objects; psychic UFOs; demonic UFOs; extra-terrestrial intelligence and humanoids. Contributors: W.A. Harbinson; Alvin Lawson; William H. Spaulding; Peter Brookesmith; Janet and Colin Bord; Jenny Randles; Hilary Evans; Ron Hyams; Charles Bowen. With colour and black and white photographs and artwork.
  • Explorers Findriddy and Carson are sent to Boohte to survey the ridges and scrub-covered hills of the planet. Back home, their adventures are followed by countless breathless fans, but the reality is far less romantic as they deal with dust, nitpicking regulations, and uncooperative aliens. Teamed with a young intern whose specialty is mating customs, and a native guide of indeterminate gender, the group sets out for a previously unexplored sector of the planet. As they survey canyons and cataracts, battle dangers, and discover alien treasures, they will soon find themselves in alien territory of another kind: exploring the paths and precipices of sex. And love. Cover art by Mick Van Houten.
  • The volume contains: Time Enough, Lewis Padgett; The Soul-Empty Ones, Walter Miller Jr; Defender of the Faith, Alfred Coppel; All of You, James V. McConnell; The Holes and Beast in the House, Michael Shaara; Little Boy, Jerome Bixby; Unwillingly to School, Pauline Ashwell; Brother Robot and The Stuff, Henry Slesar; The Risk Profession, Donald E. Westlake; Arcturus Times Three, Jack Sharkey; They Are Not Robbed, Richard McKenna; The Creatures of Man, Verge Foray; Only Yesterday, Ted White; An Agent In Place, Laurence M. Janifer.
  • This volume contains:  The Lucky Strike, Kim Stanley Robinson; Gate of Horn, Gate of Ivory, Robert SIlverberg; Passing As A Flower int he City of the Dead, Sharon N. Farber; O, Damon Knight; Art in the War Zone, Pat Murphy; The Menagerie of Babel, Carter Schulz; Interlocking Pieces, Molly Gloss; Deadtime, Joel Richards; Me/Days, Gregory Benford; Black Coral, Lucius Shepard.
  • Book III of Worldwar. From Warsaw to Moscow to China's enemy occupied Forbidden City, the nations of the world had been forced into an uneasy alliance against overwhelming odds.  In Britain and Germany, caches of once-forbidden weapons were unearthed and unthinkable tactics employed against the enemy. Even as lack of fuel forced people back to horses and carriage, physicists worked frantically to recreate humanity's first nuclear bombs - with horrific results. City after city joined the atomic pyre as the planet erupted in fiery ruins.  The tactics of daring guerillas become increasingly ingenious against a superior foe whose retaliation would grow ever more fearsome. No-one had ever put the United States or the world in such deadly danger.  If the carnage and annihilation ever stopped, would there be any pieces to pick up?

  • Rebel Elizabeth Mudlark is hot property: the body she awakes in isn't her own; her mind is unique; the agency that owns her is deadly. If she stays in the Medial Centre, she has No Future. So she does what anyone sane would do - she escapes. And in the sprawling mad civilisations of the future - a future of plug-in personalities and colonised asteroids, where all human evils blossom in the vacuum of space - she's in for a very interesting time indeed.  If she survives... Cover art by Mark Salwowski.
  • Book III of Lord Valentine. Treachery and wizardry run rampant under the reign of the mighty Pontifex, as both the rightful and the unworthy heirs to the throne anxiously await his demise. Korsibar, son of the current Coronal, plots with his twin sister and ambitious companions to seize the power of the Coronal when his father ascends to the throne of the Pontifex. But the burdens of the crown and scepter exact more of a price than Korsibar is prepared to pay. His rival fights to take his appointed place as keeper of his beloved Majipoor...and to restore order to the utter chaos that has befallen their world. Cover art by Jim Burns.
  • Book IV of Confederation. Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr is a Confederation Marines marine. She's survived more deadly encounters and kept more of her officers and enlistees alive than anyone in the Corps. Unexpectedly pulled from battle, Torin finds herself in an underground POW camp that shouldn't exist, where her fellow marine prisoners seem to have lost all will to escape. Now, Torin must fight her way not only out of the prison but also past the growing compulsion to sit down and give up - not realizing that her escape could mean the end of the war. Cover art by Paul Youll.
  • Eighth Doctor Adventures No. 14. A mysterious disturbance in the hyperspatial vortex causes the Doctor and Sam to materialise the TARDIS in deep space. Here they find that a huge derelict alien craft has become the subject of a dangerous confrontation between starships from the rival systems of Nimos and Emindar. At the centre of the dispute is a ruthless politician with secrets of his own - a man who is willing to risk innocent lives to claim the derelict for himself. The Doctor and Sam accompany an expedition into the heart of the alien vessel as strange and frightening incidents spread terror through the watching ships. But exploring deeper into the derelict disturbs a sinister presence and takes the expedition toward an inevitable confrontation with fate and perhaps, beyond the boundaries of life itself.  An adventure of the Eighth Doctor.

  • Time Police Volume I. 2183: The Second Republic is mercilessly efficient. It controls the press, the state, the rights of the citizens. Then it captures the secrets of time travel. Now the Second Republic can control the past, piece by piece, slowly changing it to make sure that they would never lose their grasp on history. The Time Police are the agents of oppression of the Second Republic,  dedicated to protecting its version of the past. Jackson Dubchek is a researcher, an ordinary citizen too insignificant to warrant the attention of the Time Police until he stumbled onto the truth behind their work. He is determined to undo what they have done. Now the Time Police are after him. He has to go on the run - and there's nowhere to go except the past.

  • Book I of the Cluster series.  At the farthest reaches of the Milky Way, on the planet of Outworld where  primitive men and nubile women still battle giant dinosaurs, the barbaric genius of Flint is summoned by the Earthborn to fulfil a mission: to save the galaxy's energy source from the marauders of the Andromeda Galaxy by transferring his overpowering Kirlian essence to alien spheres and uniting the galaxy against the invaders.
  • Star Wars: The Hand Of Thrawn Book II. The Empire's master plan is under way. The New Republic is on the verge of civil war and the rumour that the legendary Admiral Thrawn has returned from the dead is rallying the Imperial forces. Luke, Han, Leia and their allies face the challenge of their lives. The must infiltrate a hidden fortress filled with Imperial fanatics, rendezvous with a double-dealing Imperial commander and journey into enemy territory to learn the identity of those responsible for an unthinkable act of genocide. But most important of all is the truth about Thrawn. In has hands - alive or dead - rests the fate of the New Republic. Cover art by Drew Struzan.
  • The U.S. Government, bankrupt and desperate, has auctioned off its agencies to private enterprise. NASA is now a Disney subsidiary; The Nixon Orbital Space Station is a family theme park. Space still hides some secrets and one of them is about to be launched on an unsuspecting public: the Mars ship,  Mary Poppins, built before the market crash and secreted in high orbit. Movie mogul Markson uses fast talk, creative accounting and out-and-out blackmail to persuade two of the Mars team to pilot the spacecraft on her maiden voyage to Mars. With two bona fide certified Hollywood Stars and a brilliant - if eccentric - midget cinematographer, Markson plans to shoot The Movie Of All Time...

  • Out of space they came. Two men from earth plunging through the cloud belt of Venus. One was a man possessed, an emissary of all that is evil - the other a man burdened with a terrible yet inspiring mission. On the surface of the mysterious planet Dr. Ransom and his enemy were to meet in a titanic struggle to decide the destiny of a young and joyous world.
  • Star Trek Adventures No. 11. Due to violent ion storms, the Neutral Zone is shifting and the planet Arachnae will move from Federation territory to Romulan space.  The Enterprise is ordered to seek out intelligent life there and, if it exists, offer full Federation protection. Dr.  Katalya Tremain, the Federation's foremost expert on the exobiology of this region is assigned to the Enterprise and Kirk finds that she has a fanatical hatred of any and all things Vulcan...  including Spock. Why was a woman guaranteed to be a problem sent for such a delicate situation? Is the mission being sabotaged?  Cover art by Alister Pearson.
  • A double helping of Heinlein. Waldo: North Power-Air was in trouble. Their aircraft had begun to crash at an alarming rate and no one could figure out what was going wrong. Desperate for an answer, they turned to Waldo, the crippled genius who lived in a zero-g home in orbit around Earth. But Waldo had little reason to want to help the rest of humanity - until he learned that the solution to their problems also held the key to his own... Magic, Inc: Under the guise of an agency for magicians, Magic, Inc. was systematically squeezing out the small independent magicians. Then one businessman stood firm. With the help of an Oxford-educated African shaman and a little old lady adept at black magic, he went straight to the demons of Hell to resolve the problem - once and for all! Cover art by Patrick Woodroffe.
  • One day the tough, dangerous, dirty jobs will be done by robots...invulnerable soldiers with superhuman strength and killer instinct; miners and sandhogs who can work on distant planets too deadly for humans; incorruptible judges, fearing neither political pressure or criminal vengeance; librarians with total knowledge instantly available...a chilling, yet piercingly prophetic picture of the Robot Age -when Man's 'slave' machines have learned their own strength - and the weaknesses of their masters.

  • Warhammer 40,000. Book I of Deathwatch. The world of Herodian IV is doomed when the nightmarish tyranid hive fleets descend from the depths of space intent on devouring every living thing there. In the vital hours before the planet is lost, Inquisitor Kalypsia and a team of Deathwatch Space Marines are sent on a mission to investigate  a mysterious research outpost. The terrible secret they uncover could affect the fate of all humanity but can they escape to safety before they are torn apart by the ravenous alien hordes? Cover art by Phil Sibbering.
  • Book I of The Warrior trilogy. Stripped of his rank, exiled Justin Allard is given one last chance to save his honour - by risking his life in the gladiatorial arenas of Solaris VII. But his newest Game World opponent - more skilled at Mech-to-Mech combat than any other rival - raises the stakes even higher. It's Justin's own half brother Daniel, lance commander in the dread Kell Hounds mercenary battalion. But Daniel has more serious worries than dealing with his embittered half brother. Princess Melissa Steiner, heir apparent of the Lyran Commonwealth, has been hijacked and the future of the Inner Sphere depends on her fate. Both Daniel and Justin face fierce battles, but in the Inner Sphere, where nobles have schemed for centuries to win the ultimate power, those who interfere with the Successor Lords are sometimes called heroes - and sometimes called victims.

  • In five short centuries, the mighty Empire of the Mèxica, descendants of the ancient Aztecs, spread out to conquer the Earth. Now they have left their homeworld and set their sights on the stars. But the Universe it finds is a dangerous place filled with hidden powers. Humanity is only a minor space-faring species on the fringe of ferociously political arena where ancient and enormous alien empires are engaged in millennia-old battles for supremacy. Now, on a desolate barren world far from the heart of civilisation, Gretchen Anderson, a young human xeno-archaeologist, is about to discover an awesome long-buried secret that could alter the galactic balance of power forever. Cover art by Chris Moore.
  • Freedom was an isolated planet, off the spaceways track and rarely visited by commercial spacers.  The trouble was, tourists and traders claimed the streets were crowded with mysterious sorts in blue robes and members of an alien species.  The native born humans claim it isn't so.  Such was the belief of Herrin the artist and Waden the autocrat - until a crisis of planetary identity forced a life and depth confrontation between the question of reality and the reality of the question.
  • A multi-dimensional explosion hurled the starship's few passengers across the galaxies and onto an uncharted barren tundra.  With no technical skills and scant supplies, the survivors face a bleak end in an alien world. One brave woman held the daring answer - but it was the most desperate one possible.
  • He was 'The Visitor'  - in a society revolutionised and troubled by a transportation device that let you walk through a door and be anywhere in the world - instantly. He was 'The Visitor'- at a time when unauthorised travel had caused the violent deaths of countless millions and the survivors were quaking in fear. He was 'The Visitor' - in a world where the invasion of privacy was the ultimate crime and where his obsession with visiting places where he had no right to be led him on a perilous adventure towards his own destruction. Cover art by Tony Masero.
  • After eleven years in space, the Argo landed... West of the Sun ...on the dangerous, unknown planet Lucifer. The crew faced an untamed world of huge, carnivorous birds with wolverine heads and flashing black teeth; furred, ten-foot-tall men; & red-skinned, man-eating pygmies. They fought for mere survival, but - heir duty was to colonise and populate the planet - with four men and only two women.  And what effect will Man have on their unconsenting hosts? Cover art by Colin Hay.
  • A rising tide of panic swept the city -  everything just stopped. Something about a nuclear reactor and the unions. For Nick and his sister Binkie, alone in their high rise flat, it was the start of a terrifying nightmare. What had happened to their mother? Who can they find to help them get away?
  • Book III of Posleen War. After five years of battling invaders, human civilization prepares a strike to drive the aliens from the Earth. But the Clan-Lord of the Sten has learned from the defeats humans have dealt him, and has his own plan. When he squares off against Major O'Neal, the only winner will be Satan himself. Cover art by Patrick Turner.
  • The X-Files. Mulder the maverick and Scully, his keeper, are on the job again.  Serial killers come in all shapes and sizes. But this one is a real puzzle. There's no pattern to the mutilated bodies that are showing up in Phoenix: both sexes, all races, ages, ethnic groups...no evidence of rape or ritual, either. Only one thing connects the victims. They were victims of a natural disaster; one of the most unnatural disasters imaginable, leading to a most painful, most certain and most hideous death...