Incontro Con Rama Urania Collezione

Autore: Arthur C. Clarke
Editore: Edizioni Mondadori
ISBN: 8852026150
Grandezza: 69,83 MB
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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
Grandezza: 33,91 MB
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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.

The Sands Of Mars

Autore: Arthur C. Clarke
Editore: RosettaBooks
ISBN: 0795325819
Grandezza: 17,25 MB
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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
Grandezza: 47,29 MB
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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: 34,29 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.

Rama Ii

Autore: Arthur C. Clarke
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575121645
Grandezza: 44,85 MB
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The sequel to the only SF novel to sweep all SF awards and one of the bestsellers of all time In 2130, an alien spaceship, Rama, entered our solar system. The first product of an alien civilisation to be encountered by man, it revealed many wonders to mankind - but most of its mysteries remained unsolved ... Sixty-six years later, a second approaching spacecraft was detected; four years on, the Ramans are definitely returning. But this time, Earth is ready. And maybe now, with the arrival of Rama II, some of the questions posed by Rama will at last be answered.

Eon

Autore: Greg Bear
Editore: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497607418
Grandezza: 21,94 MB
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From the New York Times–bestselling author of War Dogs: A novel that “may be the best constructed hard SF epic yet” (The Washington Post). In a supernova flash, the asteroid arrived and entered Earth’s orbit. Three hundred kilometers in length, it is not solid rock but a series of hollowed-out chambers housing ancient, abandoned cities of human origin, a civilization named Thistledown. The people who lived there survived a nuclear holocaust that nearly rendered humanity extinct—more than a thousand years from now. To prevent this future from coming to pass, theoretical mathematician Patricia Vasquez must explore Thistledown and decipher its secret history. But what she discovers is an even greater mystery, a tunnel that exists beyond the physical dimensions of the asteroid. Called the Way, it leads to the home of humanity’s descendants, and to a conflict greater than the impending war between Earth’s superpowers over the fate of the asteroid, in “the grandest work yet” by Nebula Award–winning author Greg Bear (Locus).

The Jagged Orbit

Autore: John Brunner
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 28,36 MB
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If The Stars Are Gods

Autore: Gregory Benford
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575118229
Grandezza: 67,49 MB
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The greatest quest man will ever undertake . . . The original story from which If the Stars are Gods grew won the Nebula Award. Now the long-awaited magnificent full-length novel is complete. It tells the unforgettable story of the century-long search of a scientist-monk for the secret of alien intelligent life - a quest which leads him from the time-scoured deserts of Mars to the vast holes in the raging cloud-cover of Jupiter; from the radio winds of Titan to the true centre of a universe where Beings are collected like songs . . .

The Fountains Of Paradise

Autore: Arthur C. Clarke
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575121769
Grandezza: 70,36 MB
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One of Clarke's most famous and acclaimed novels, winner of both the HUGO AWARD and the NEBULA AWARD In the 22nd century visionary scientist Vannevar Morgan conceives the most grandiose engineering project of all time, and one which will revolutionize the future of humankind of space: a Space Elevator, 36,000 kilometres high, anchored to an equatorial island in the Indian Ocean. Winner of the HUGO AWARD for best novel, 1980 Winner of the NEBULA AWARD for best novel, 1979