Incontro Con Rama Urania Collezione

Autore: Arthur C. Clarke
Editore: Edizioni Mondadori
ISBN: 8852026150
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11 settembre, data fatidica: in quel giorno (ma nel 2077) un grosso meteorite si abbatte sulla Pianura padana, devastandola. Per evitare che disastri del genere possano ripetersi, viene approvato d'urgenza il progetto Guardia Spaziale, con il compito di catalogare e studiare l'orbita degli asteroidi nel sistema solare.

Le Fontane Del Paradiso Urania

Autore: Arthur C. Clarke
Editore: Edizioni Mondadori
ISBN: 885203675X
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"'Un gigante della fantascienza' è definito Arthur C. Clarke, il profeta dell'Odissea 2001, nell'autorevole e severo Who's Who in Science Fiction di Brian Ash." Così scrivevano, nel 1979, gli allora vati della sf in Italia, Carlo Fruttero e Franco Lucentini, presentando la prima edizione di questo celebre romanzo. E poco importa se il critico citato non era, in realtà, né severo né tantomeno autorevole: prendiamolo come un gesto munifico dei Nostri verso tutto quanto è british, per un impeto d'entusiasmo nato dalla lettura delle Fontane del Paradiso. Che non è solo un libro ricercatissimo, e qui proposto per la prima volta dopo trentaquattro anni, ma è la realistica, insuperata storia del prometeico elevatore spaziale.

Rama Revealed

Autore: Arthur C. Clarke
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575121688
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Years after the appearance in the solar system of the immense, deserted spaceship named by its discoverers Rama, a second craft arrived, destined to become home for a group of human colonists. But now the colony has become a brutal dictatorship, committing genocide against its peaceful alien neighbours and terrorizing its own inhabitants. Nicole Wakefield, condemned to death for treason, has escaped and crossed the Cylindrical Sea to the island of mysterious skyscrapers which the humans call New York. There she is reunited with her husband, and soon they are joined by others of their family and friends. But pursuit is not far behind and they are forced to flee to the subterranean corridors of New York inhabited by the menancing octospiders.

The Sands Of Mars

Autore: Arthur C. Clarke
Editore: RosettaBooks
ISBN: 0795325819
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In Clarke’s first published full-length science fiction novel, renowned science fiction writer Martin Gibson joins the spaceship Ares, the world’s first interplanetary ship for passenger travel, on its maiden voyage to Mars. His mission: to report back to the home planet about the new Mars colony and the progress it has been making. First published in 1951, before the achievement of space flight, Clarke addresses hard physical and scientific issues with aplomb—and the best scientific understanding of the times. Included are the challenges of differing air pressures, lack of oxygen, food provisions, severe weather patterns, construction on Mars, and methods of local travel—both on the surface and to the planet’s two moons.

Demon Prima Parte Urania

Autore: John Varley
Editore: Edizioni Mondadori
ISBN: 8852059482
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DEMON - prima parte (1984) "È risaputo che la V Guerra mondiale cominciò nella matrice di un circuito molecolare difettoso da venti centesimi." Così comincia il terzo libro della Trilogia di Gea, di cui i nostri lettori hanno già potuto apprezzare Titano e Nel segno di Titano: ed è il più grandioso ma soprattutto il più imprevedibile. Una gigantesca, cruenta partita contro l'entità aliena che si nasconde dentro quel mondo vivente, in una storia che per ampiezza di respiro si può paragonare solo all'Incontro con Rama di Arthur C. Clarke. La protagonista è Cirocco Jones, donna dello spazio forgiata a tutti i pericoli, mentre l'incognita è rappresentata dalla bizzarra entità semidivina e demente che regge le sorti di quell'angolo di universo. Preparatevi alla prima parte del maxi-romanzo che "Urania Collezione" è lieta di riproporre ai suoi lettori, promettendo che la seconda parte sarà in vendita a febbraio.

The Martian Chronicles

Autore: Ray Bradbury
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451678193
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The tranquility of Mars is disrupted by humans who want to conquer space, colonize the planet, and escape a doomed Earth.

Schild S Ladder

Autore: Greg Egan
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575105488
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Cass has stumbled on something that might be an entirely different type of physics, and she's travelled three hundred and fifty light-years to Mimosa Station, a remote experimental facility, to test her theory. The novo-vacuum she creates is predicted to begin decaying the instant it's created, but even so short-lived a microscopic speck could shed new light on the origins of the universe. But instead of decaying, Cass's novo-vacuum is wildly successful and begins expanding, slowly but inexorably taking over the universe ... SCHILD'S LADDER: a wild ride through the far future by one of the world's most respected and acclaimed writers.

The City And The Stars

Autore: Arthur C. Clarke
Editore: RosettaBooks
ISBN: 0795325002
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Clarke is widely revered as one of the most influential science fiction writers of the 20th century, esteemed alongside Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein, a trio known informally as the “Big Three.” Before his death in 2008, he authored more than 100 novels, novellas, and short story collections and laid the groundwork for science fiction as we know it today. Combining scientific knowledge and visionary literary aptitude, Clarke’s work explored the implications of major scientific discoveries in astonishingly inventive and mystical settings. Clarke’s short stories and novels have won numerous Hugo and Nebula Awards, have been translated into more than 30 languages, and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Several of his books, including 2001: A Space Odyssey and 2010: Odyssey II, have been adapted into films that still stand as classic examples of the genre. Without a doubt, Arthur C. Clarke is one of the most important voices in contemporary science fiction literature.

A Game Of Thrones

Autore: George R. R. Martin
Editore: Spectra
ISBN: 0553573403
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The kingdom of the royal Stark family faces its ultimate challenge in the onset of a generation-long winter, the poisonous plots of the rival Lannisters, the emergence of the Neverborn demons, and the arrival of barbarian hordes

Arrival Stories Of Your Life Mti

Autore: Ted Chiang
Editore: Vintage
ISBN: 0525433686
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Previously published as Stories of Your Life and Others. Includes "Story Of Your Life," the basis for the major motion picture Arrival, starring Amy Adams, Forest Whitaker, Jeremy Renner, and directed by Denis Villeneuve. "Shining, haunting, mind-blowing tales . . . Ted Chiang is so exhilarating, so original, so stylish he just leaves you speechless." —Junot Díaz Ted Chiang has long been known as one of the most powerful science fiction writers working today. Offering readers the dual delights of the very strange and the heartbreakingly familiar, Arrival presents characters who must confront sudden change. In "Story of Your Life," which provides the basis for the film Arrival, alien lifeforms suddenly appear on Earth. When a linguist is brought in to help communicate with them and discern their intentions, her new knowledge of their language and its nonlinear structure allows her to see future events and all the joy and pain they may bring. In each story of this incredible collection, with sharp intelligence and humor, Ted Chiang examines what it means to be alive in a world marked by uncertainty, but also by wonder.