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The Trouble With Aliens

By Christopher Anvil
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  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Isbn : 161824535X
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
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Humans on the space frontiers may have enough problems with befuddled bureaucrats, rules that don't fit the realities of very dangerous situations, and general rear-echelon incompetence without bringing in unfriendly aliens, but it's that kind of universe. On the other hand, as master satirist Christopher Anvil makes clear, the aliens are anything but omnipotent and have plenty of problems of their own. Here for the first time the stories and short novels of the war with the Outs are collected into a novel-length chronicle. The Outs had mental powers they could use to make humans see illusions and convince them to change sides. Obviously, they were unbeatable-until some troublesome humans found their Achille's heel.Another set of aliens arrive to conquer the Earth with the promise of eternal youth and healthfulness, and might have won, if some humans weren't too plain ornery not to be suspicious.Who's the best human envoy to deal with aliens who can read minds and learn anything their opponents know-the man who knows little or nothing, of course, including why he was sent there.When an investigator was hired to find out the reason for the strange events in a palatial mansion, he quickly solves the case-until he wakes up and finds that his solution was only a dream and the case is still unsolved. And the same thing happens again every night.These and other stories of human/alien conflict fill this large volume by the master of wryly sardonic science fiction adventure. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

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Visa for an enigma. When John Carter came to the Horakah Cluster, it was in the guise of an interstellar salesman. If anyone there suspected he was more than that, it would mean his instant execution. But Carter's unusual personality made it possible for him to put over the deception and even gain a visa to the forbidden central planet, an arsenal of space war factories. Of course, had to make some special deals to do it, and those proved his undoing. For he found himself caught between two menaces: the tyrannical militaristic moguls and a fantastically greater threat fro beyond the ends of space.

The Year's Top Short SF Novels

By Stephen Baxter,Geoffrey A. Landis,David Moles,Steven Popkes,Robert Reed,Alastair Reynolds,Rick Wilber
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AudioText
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 666
  • File Pdf: the-year-s-top-short-sf-novels.pdf

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Short novels may well be the perfect length for science fiction. They are movie length tales that resonate with moxie while exploring characters, new worlds, and ideas. The stories in this unabridged collection are the best-of-the best short science fiction novels published in 2010 by current and emerging masters of this form. “Return to Titan,” by Stephen Baxter, is set in his Xeelee sequence. Michael Poole and his father search one of Saturn’s moons for sentient life that would interfere with their plans to build a gateway to the stars. In this year’s Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award winner for best short fiction, “The Sultan of the Clouds,” by Geoffrey A. Landis, a terraforming expert is inexplicably invited to Venus by the child who owns most of the planet’s habitable floating cities. “Seven Cities of Gold,” by David Moles, tells the story of a Japanese relief worker charged with tracking down the renegade Christian leader responsible for detonating a nuclear device in an Islam-occupied North American city. In “Jackie’s-Boy,” by Steven Popkes, an orphaned child befriends an uplifted elephant from the abandoned St. Louis Zoo as they trek south across a sparsely populated North America to find sanctuary. “A History of Terraforming,” by Robert Reed, involves a young boy’s ambition to take up his father’s work of terraforming Mars and then much of the solar system and discovers that much more than planets have been altered. In “Troika,” by Alastair Reynolds, the lone survivor of a mission that explored a massive alien object attempts to reveal what he discovered despite the wishes of the Second Soviet Union. Set in the author’s S’hdonni universe, “Several Items of Interest,” by Rick Wilber, the Earth ruling aliens ask a human collaborator to help quell a human insurrection led by the collaborator’s brother.

My Fair Planet

By Evelyn E. Smith
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 164974157X
  • Pages : 15
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 699
  • File Pdf: my-fair-planet.pdf

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All the world’s a stage, so there was room even for this bad actor . . . only he intended to direct it! Evelyn E. Smith is best known as the author of the Miss Melville mysteries. From 1952 to 1969 she wrote dozens of science fiction and fantasy short stories that appeared in magazines such as The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Galaxy, Super Science Fiction, and Fantastic Universe. Her stories were witty, well written, often humorous, and always unforgettable.

Science Fiction: Ten Explorations

By Colin N. Manlove
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1349072591
  • Pages : 249
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 172
  • File Pdf: science-fiction.pdf

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Read and download full book Science Fiction: Ten Explorations

Immortal Iron Fist

By Ed Brubaker,Matt Fraction
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  • Publisher : Marvel Entertainment
  • Isbn : 1302515942
  • Pages : 496
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  • Reads : 707
  • File Pdf: immortal-iron-fist.pdf

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Collects Immortal Iron Fist #1-16 And Annual #1, Immortal Iron Fist: Orson Randall And The Green Mist Of Death #1 and material from Immortal Iron Fist: The Origin Of Danny Rand #1 And Civil War: Choosing Sides #1. Experience a new kind of Iron Fist story, steeped in legends and fables stretching back through the centuries! Orphaned as a child and raised in the lost city of K’un Lun, Danny Rand returned to America as the mystical martial artist Iron Fist — but all his kung-fu skills can’t help him find his place in the modern world. After learning the legacy of the Iron Fist holds more secrets than he ever dreamed, Danny is invited to fight in a tournament against the Immortal Weapons. At stake is the life of his friend, the legacy of his father and mentor — and the future of K’un Lun!