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
Grandezza: 59,10 MB
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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.

The Forever War

Autore: Joe Haldeman
Editore: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497692350
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Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards: A futuristic masterpiece, “perhaps the most important war novel written since Vietnam” (Junot Díaz). In this novel, a landmark of science fiction that began as an MFA thesis for the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and went on to become an award-winning classic—inspiring a play, a graphic novel, and most recently an in-development film—man has taken to the stars, and soldiers fighting the wars of the future return to Earth forever alienated from their home. Conscripted into service for the United Nations Exploratory Force, a highly trained unit built for revenge, physics student William Mandella fights for his planet light years away against the alien force known as the Taurans. “Mandella’s attempt to survive and remain human in the face of an absurd, almost endless war is harrowing, hilarious, heartbreaking, and true,” says Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Junot Díaz—and because of the relative passage of time when one travels at incredibly high speed, the Earth Mandella returns to after his two-year experience has progressed decades and is foreign to him in disturbing ways. Based in part on the author’s experiences in Vietnam, The Forever War is regarded as one of the greatest military science fiction novels ever written, capturing the alienation that servicemen and women experience even now upon returning home from battle. It shines a light not only on the culture of the 1970s in which it was written, but also on our potential future. “To say that The Forever War is the best science fiction war novel ever written is to damn it with faint praise. It is . . . as fine and woundingly genuine a war story as any I’ve read” (William Gibson). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Joe Haldeman including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

Demon Prima Parte Urania

Autore: John Varley
Editore: Edizioni Mondadori
ISBN: 8852059482
Grandezza: 69,81 MB
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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.

Demon

Autore: John Varley
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1101623292
Grandezza: 59,95 MB
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The epic conclusion to Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author John Varley's Gaean Trilogy... Gaea, the world and goddess, has gone insane. She has trapped humans in her mind. She has transformed her love of old movies into monstrous realities. She is Marilyn Monroe. She is King Kong. And she must be destroyed. "Superior science fiction."—Philadelphia Inquirer "John Varley is the best writer in America."—Tom Clancy

The Fountains Of Paradise

Autore: Arthur C. Clarke
Editore: RosettaBooks
ISBN: 0795325428
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Renowned structural engineer Dr. Vannevar Morgan seeks to link Earth to the stars—through the construction of a space elevator connecting to an orbiting satellite 22,300 miles from the planet’s surface. The elevator would lift interstellar spaceships into orbit without the need of rockets to blast through the Earth’s atmosphere—making space travel easier and more cost-effective. Unfortunately, the only appropriate surface base for the elevator is located at the top of a mountain already occupied—by an ancient order of Buddhist monks who strongly oppose the project. Morgan must face down their opposition—as well as enormous technical, political, and economic challenges—in order to make the project successful. Winner of the Nebula and Hugo awards, this novel combines believable science based on the knowledge of the time with heart-stopping suspense—sure to delight science fiction readers and fans of Clarke alike.

Imperial Earth

Autore: Arthur C. Clarke
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575121785
Grandezza: 54,93 MB
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Colonists from the entire solar system converge on the mother planet for the 2276 celebrations. Among the influx of humanity is Duncan Makenzie, scientist-administrator from the underground colony of Titan, one of the outer moons of Saturn. Makenzie is not just on Earth for the celebrations, though; he has a delicate mission to perform - for his world, his family and himself . . .

The Voyage Of The Space Beagle

Autore: A. E. van Vogt
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780765320773
Grandezza: 58,79 MB
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A re-release of a golden-age classic follows the episodic adventures of a great space ship that explores the far reaches of the galaxy and chronicles their encounters with myriad alien beings, including the Ix, who lay their eggs in human bodies. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.