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In celebration of Rosarium's fifth anniversary, publisher Bill Campbell has collected a two-volume collection of 100 science fiction, fantasy, and horror short stories from around the world. Like space and the future, Sunspot Jungle has no boundaries and celebrates the wide varieties and possibilities that this genre represents with some of the most notable names in the field.
It's half-way through the twenty-first century. Contact with alien races was made forty years ago, but communication turns out to be impossible. We don't share a way of thinking or common sensory inputs with the aliens, let alone a grammar. But there is trade, done on a basis of putting things on a table and taking them off again until agreement is reached. There is no obvious pattern to the trades. Alien anti-gravity technology was traded for a bicycle tyre. Human science has become fixated on understanding alien technology - with little success. We can learn what it does and how to operate it. We don't know how it works - or how to fix it. The world may be a better place but it's no longer our own. We may be colonizing the stars, but we're dependant on inexplicable alien Faster-Than-Light technology. This is controlled by aliens we call the Gliese and is the only constant trade: FTL engines for human beings, any age or condition, as long as they're alive. We don't know what happens to them, but rumour says they are taken to a Nirvana where all illnesses will be healed. Their families are also very well compensated. Interstellar immigration and trade are central to the world's economy. There is no shortage of volunteers.
As the third Squad Jam begins to wind down, the special rule takes effect! Your former comrades are now your enemies. Team LPFM, one of the favorites to win the competition, has been torn apart, and Pitohui couldn't be more delighted! Not looking forward to her rematch with the trigger-happy Pito, Llenn and her new teammates are escorted to the mysterious UNKNOWN area at the center of the sinking map, surrounded by a thick fog. As bullets of betrayal fly past former allies, the fog finally clears to reveal...a luxury cruise ship?!
Nine explorers aboard a powerful AI vessel, Alchemon, are sent to investigate an anomalous biosignature on a distant planet. But they soon realize their mission has gone to hell as deadly freakish incidents threaten their lives. Are these events caused by the tormented psychic mysteriously put aboard at the last minute? Has the crew been targeted by a vengeful corporate psychopath? Are they part of some cruel experiment by the ship's ruthless owners? Or do their troubles originate with the strange alien lifeform retrieved from the planet? A creature that might possess an intelligence beyond human understanding or may perhaps be the spawn of some terrifying supernatural force... Either way, as their desperation and panic sets in, one thing becomes clear: they're fighting not only for their own survival, but for the fate of all humanity. File Under: ScienceFiction [ Deep Space Isolation | Monster on Spaceship |Psychic Powers | All-powerful Sentient AI ]
The science fiction field changed forever in October 2006, when the first issue of Clarkesworld Magazine was published online. Since then, Clarkesworld quickly established itself as the premiere magazine for science fiction and fantasy. On a mission to bring both established and new authors to readers each month, the magazine has won four Hugo Awards, a World Fantasy Award, and many other honors in less than a decade. To commemorate these milestones, award-winning editors Neil Clarke and Sean Wallace have collected the very best fiction from the first decade of Clarkesworld in this volume. Many of these exceptional stories have gained critical acclaim and garnered individual nominations and awards. From Aliette de Bodard to Yoon Ha Lee, and from Ken Liu to Catherynne M. Valente, these fine, cutting-edge stories are exciting, challenging, and vibrant. Celebrate a new golden age of short fiction with Clarkesworld Magazine: Ten Years of Science Fiction & Fantasy!
From the award-winning author of The Beauty, Aliya Whiteley, Skein Island is a powerful and disturbing look at the roles we play, and how they form and divide us. This new edition features a brand new novellette set in the world of Skein Island. Skein Island, a private refuge twelve miles off the coast, lies in turbulent waters. Few receive the invitation to stay for one week, free of charge. If you are chosen, you must pay for your stay with a story from your past; a Declaration for the Island's vast library. What happens to your Declaration after you leave the island is none of your concern. From the monsters of Ancient Greece to the atrocities of World War II, from heroes to villains with their seers and sidekicks by their sides, Skein Island looks through the roles we play, and how they form and divide us. Powerful and disturbing, it is a story over which the characters will fight for control. Until they realise the true enemy is the story itself.
THE OFTEN WRONG is a meaty collection of new and old comic stories, paintings and illustrations, behind the scenes concept art for THE WRENCHIES, PROXIMA CENTAURI, POP GUN WAR, IT WILL ALL HURT, and over 100 sketchbook drawings by comic book creator Farel Dalrymple.
A sharp, lyrical thriller of power, religion, and artificial intelligence. The world has changed, but Jerusalem endures. Overlooked by new superpowers, the Holy City of the future is a haven of spies and smugglers, exiles and extremists. A refugee with strange technological abilities searches for a place to disappear. An ambitious young criminal plots the heist that could make or destroy him. A corrupt minister harnesses the power of the past in a ruthless play for complete control. And the wheels of another plan - as old and intricate as the city itself - begin to turn...
Packed full of tales by Black Library authors old and new, this is an essential short fiction collection that will be sure to thrill any reader. Inferno! Volume 4 showcases some of the best new fiction from across Games Workshop's many universes: from the vast, unexplored wilds of the Mortal Realms, to the unforgiving hive world of Necromunda, through to the sprawling warzones of the 41st millennium. Included in this anthology: The Karsharat Abomination by George Mann The steadfast Inquisitor Sabbathiel and her retinue have come to the blighted world of Karsharat. Along with Interrogator Bledheim and Brondel the squat, Sabbathiel delves into an abandoned Ecclesiarchy outpost where a cabal of hereteks are said to be devising an abominable weapon. The dark horrors they discover within will prove to be a true test of the inquisitor's fortitude. At the Sign of the Brazen Claw: Part Four - The Sorcerer's Tale by Guy Haley As the storm rages outside the Brazen Claw inn in Shyish, the travellers continue to share their stories. In this instalment, the eccentric sorcerer Pludu Quasque, who hails from the mysterious realm of Hysh, tells of his study of Light magic and how he came to be exiled from this realm. The tale soon turns to Quasque's reasons for coming to Shyish, and the other travellers learn that the fateful storm is more portentous than they could have possibly imagined. The Manse of Mirrors by Nick Horth After the events of The Silver Shard, intrepid aelven treasure hunter Shevanya Arclis finds herself in the gloomy free city of Lethis, deep within the realm of Death. Presented with a tantalising opportunity and a group of less-than-savoury accomplices, she ventures into the manse of the legendary, and long-deceased, Phylebius Crade to plunder the treasures held within. But is there more to the wizard's wondrous collection than meets the eye? Plus many more stories from both new and existing Black Library authors.