I Naufraghi Del Tempo Urania

Autore: Vernor Vinge
Editore: Edizioni Mondadori
ISBN: 885207547X
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In un futuro lontano cinquanta milioni di anni la civiltà umana non esiste più, distrutta nel ventitreesimo secolo da un oscuro fenomeno noto come Estinzione. A organizzare una parvenza di ricostruzione badano i tecnalti, tra i pochi superstiti dell'ultima generazione vissuta sulla Terra: la loro scienza avanzata potrebbe essere veramente l'ultima speranza per il genere umano. Un gruppo di avventurosi e involontari naufraghi del tempo è sbarcato su questo mondo in agonia a bordo di sfere di energia indistruttibili, le "bolle" di cui si parla anche nella Guerra della pace ("Urania Collezione" n. 158). Purtroppo, poco dopo il recupero della sfera che contiene i sopravvissuti, le conoscenze dei tecnalti vengono sfruttate per un atroce delitto, e tutti gli indizi lasciano pensare che l'assassino voglia ripetere il suo gesto mirando stavolta a una vittima più illustre. Tutto quello che rimane del genere umano...

The Moon Is Hell

Autore: John W. Campbell
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575101989
Grandezza: 55,47 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
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John W. Campbell was the man who made modern science fiction what it is today. As editor of Astounding Stories (later Analog), Campbell brought into the field such all-time greats as Asimov, Heinlein, Sturgeon and many others, while his own writing blazed new trails in science fiction reading pleasure. The Moon is Hell is this great writer-editor's vision of the first men on the moon - written 18 years before Neil Armstrong made history. This is the story of the American space programme - not as it happened, but as it might have been.

La Storia Di Urania E Della Fantascienza In Italia Pionieri Dell Infinito 1953 1957 Da Galassia A Oltre Il Cielo

Autore: Luigi Cozzi
Grandezza: 50,78 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 9242
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Coyote Rising

Autore: Allen Steele
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1101208295
Grandezza: 70,54 MB
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The continuing epic of Earth's first space colonists--and their fight against a repressive government to reclaim their world in the name of freedom.

The Collected Stories Of Vernor Vinge

Autore: Vernor Vinge
Editore: Tor Books
ISBN: 1429915102
Grandezza: 12,59 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Since his first published story, "Apartness," appeared in 1965, Vernor Vinge has forged a unique and awe-inspiring career in science fiction as his work has grown and matured. He is now one of the most celebrated science fiction writers in the field , having won the field's top award, the Hugo, for each of his last two novels. Now, for the first time, this illustrious author gathers all his short fiction into a single volume. This collection is truly the definitive Vinge, capturing his visionary ideas at their very best. It also contains a never-before-published novella, one that represents precisely what this collection encapsulates--bold, unique, challenging science fictional ideas brought to vivid life with compelling storytelling. Including such major pieces as "The Ungoverned" and "The Blabber," this sumptuous volume will satisfy any reader who loves the sense of wonder, and the excitement of great SF. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Peace War

Autore: Vernor Vinge
Editore: Tor Books
ISBN: 9781429915113
Grandezza: 52,94 MB
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The Peace War is quintessential hard-science adventure. The Peace Authority conquered the world with a weapon that never should have been a weapon--the "bobble," a spherical force-field impenetrable by any force known to mankind. Encasing governmental installations and military bases in bobbles, the Authority becomes virtually omnipotent. But they've never caught Paul Hoehler, the maverick who invented the technology, and who has been working quietly for decades to develop a way to defeat the Authority. With the help of an underground network of determined, independent scientists and a teenager who may be the apprentice genius he's needed for so long, he will shake the world, in the fast-paced hard-science thriller that garnered Vinge the first of his four Hugo nominations for best novel. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Fall Of Moondust

Autore: Arthur C. Clarke
Editore: RosettaBooks
ISBN: 0795325398
Grandezza: 51,86 MB
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A lunar cruise ends in disaster after a moonquake sinks the cruiser Selene beneath a sea of liquid-fine lunar dust on the Moon’s Sea of Thirst. Facing enormous environmental barriers, the rescue team finds their courage, ingenuity, and resources tested to the breaking point—as trapped passengers and crew slowly run out of time. Originally published in 1961, A Fall of Moondust was nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Novel, and was the first science fiction tale chosen as a Reader’s Digest Condensed Book. Informed by the most current scientific knowledge of the time, A Fall of Moondust is a realistically conceived and gripping story of human resourcefulness and triumph in the face of nearly insurmountable challenges.

Marooned In Realtime

Autore: Vernor Vinge
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429915120
Grandezza: 42,31 MB
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Multiple Hugo Award winner Vernor Vinge takes readers on a fifty-million-year trip to a future where humanity's fate will be decided in a dangerous game of high-tech survival. In this taut thriller, a Hugo finalist for Best Novel, nobody knows why there are only three hundred humans left alive on the Earth fifty million years from now. Opinion is fiercely divided on whether to settle in and plant the seed of mankind anew, or to continue using high-energy stasis fields, or "bobbles," in venturing into the future. When somebody is murdered, it's obvious someone has a secret he or she is willing to kill to preserve.The murder intensifies the rift between the two factions, threatening the survival of the human race. It's up to 21st century detective Wil Brierson, the only cop left in the world, to find the culprit, a diabolical fiend whose lust for power could cause the utter extinction of man. Filled with excitement and adventure, Vinge's tense SF puzzler will satisfy readers with its sense of wonder and engaging characters, one of whom is a murderer with a unique modus operandi. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.