By Dan Simmons
The us is close to overall cave in. yet 87% of the inhabitants does not care: they're hooked on flashback, a drug that permits its clients to re-experience the easiest moments in their lives. After ex-detective Nick Bottom's spouse died in a automobile twist of fate, he went below the flash to be together with her; he is misplaced his activity, his teenage son, and his livelihood as a result.
Nick could be a misplaced soul yet he is nonetheless an excellent cop, so he's employed to enquire the homicide of a most sensible governmental advisor's son. This flashback-addict turns into the only guy who are able to switch the process a complete country turning clear of the longer term to reside within the past.
A provocative novel set in a destiny that turns out scarily attainable, FLASHBACK proves why Dan Simmons is considered one of our most enjoyable and flexible writers.
Nichts ist wahr, alles ist erlaubt
Man schreibt das Jahr 2020: Die Nationalstaaten haben ihren politischen Einfluss weitgehend verloren, Multis beherrschen mithilfe einer perfekt vernetzten Informationstechnik die Welt. Laura und David Webster arbeiten als PR-Berater für eine dieser Firmen, Rizome. Grenada, Singapur und Luxembourg sind Datenoasen – hier wird mit jeder Sorte von Informationen gehandelt. Der Konkurrenzkampf zwischen ihnen ist groß und hat die Ausmaße eines Kleinkriegs angenommen. Rizome schickt Laura und David nach Grenada, um ein Abkommen auszuhandeln. Als Singapur Grenada angreift, kann David entkommen, doch Laura wird gefangen genommen. In den folgenden drei Jahren wird sie immer tiefer in die Machenschaften von Firmen, Staaten und Terrororganisationen verstrickt, die sie unmöglich durchschauen kann …
By Richard Sanders
Calvin, an intelligence operative, is shipped to dispose of a deadly traitor. yet, as he chases his prey around the stars, he realizes they're either pawns in a shadowy chess video game. person who threatens humankind far and wide.
If he's to discover the conspiracy he needs to confront--and embrace--the darkest parts of the galaxy. And throw himself, his profession, and everybody he loves into the road of fireside.
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By Karel Capek
A visionary paintings of technology fiction that brought the note "robot"
Written in 1920, premiered in Prague in 1921, and primary played in ny in 1922—garnered world wide approval for its writer and popularized the observe robotic. heavily produced as effective employees to serve guy, Capek’s Robots are an android product—they bear in mind every thing yet contemplate not anything new. however the Utopian existence they supply eventually lacks which means, and the people they serve cease reproducing. while the Robots insurrection, killing all yet considered one of their masters, they have to pressure to benefit the key of self-duplication. it isn't until eventually Robots fall in love and are christened “Adam” and “Eve” by way of the final surviving human that Nature emerges triumphant.
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By S.M. Stirling
Habiku Smoothtongue corrupted every person and every thing that ever intended whatever to Megan Thanesdoom--including Megan herself. yet now Megan has back, and she's now not by myself. sponsored by way of barbarian warrior Shkai'ra's sword, Megan is able to declare her rightful prestige on this planet.
By Mark Gatiss
The health professional and Ace turn out within the village of criminal Marsham in 1968. The health professional contemplates retiring and Ace falls in love with neighborhood boy Robin Yeadon. in a close-by retirement domestic, Edmund Trevithick, who as soon as performed the fictitious personality referred to as Professor Nightshade within the BBC t.v sequence of an identical name, starts off to work out different fictional characters from this system as though they have been genuine. The surgeon realizes that criminal Marsham has had many unexplained deaths all through historical past. The villagers are then affected by appearances of misplaced household.
By Liz Williams
In such novels because the Poison grasp and Empire of Bones, Liz Williams sparked readers' imaginations through developing worlds right now unusual and typical. Now this daring new author provides a profound and provocative examine human nature in a well timed novel of a nation-and a world-torn asunder, and of a wish that refuses to die. 9 Layers of Sky A former Soviet rocket scientist, Elena Irinovna now cleans workplace buildings-until she crosses paths with Ilya Muromyets. A remnant of Russia's excellent and fabled previous, Ilya is an eight-hundred-year-old hero grew to become heroin addict, dreaming of a dying that by no means comes. they're introduced jointly by way of an odd artifact Elena has came upon, which bargains a glimpse into one other size, making a risky breach in a global Elena simply proposal she knew . . . Ilya is not any stranger to the unexplained. he is been employed through a mysterious association to trace down the artifact. yet not anything prepares him for what it offers-or for a lady like Elena. scuffling with their very own internal demons in addition to these from around the breach, Ilya and Elena embark on a harrowing journey among countries and worlds. And for the 1st time the guy of fable and the girl of technological know-how realize that they have got a dream to defend-and even die for . . .
By Robert Adams, Ken Kelly
Conflict to the dying! while Milo Morai, the timeless excessive Lord, and his Horseclans warriors came upon the tower ruins, they welcomed it because the excellent fortress from which to carry off the packs of starving wolves longing for their blood. however the historical development concealed a mystery way more risky than both wolves or any human foe, for in its depths waited The Hunter - the penultimate made from genetic experimentation long gone wild, one of many few descendants of a strong breed that had lengthy outlasted its human creators. The Hunter - who, with fang, claw, and blood-chilling velocity may problem the timeless Lord himself to a conflict to the demise.
An outdated Oxford professor, Ronald Tyler, has retired to jot down his fable opus. He has created a complete mythology a few international of warring factions. After his mysterious disappearance, the health care provider is perturbed and determines who's accountable.