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.

The Sands Of Mars

Autore: Arthur C. Clarke
Editore: RosettaBooks
ISBN: 0795325819
Grandezza: 50,70 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: 25,34 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: 39,69 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.

To Live Forever

Autore: Jack Vance
Grandezza: 47,98 MB
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A Fall Of Moondust

Autore: Arthur C. Clarke
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575121750
Grandezza: 70,62 MB
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Time is running out for the passengers and crew of the tourist cruiser Selene, incarcerated in a sea of choking lunar dust. On the surface, her rescuers find their resources stretched to the limit by the mercilessly unpredictable conditions of a totally alien environment. A brilliantly imagined story of human ingenuity and survival, A FALL OF MOONDUST is a tour-de-force of psychological suspense and sustained dramatic tension by the field's foremost author. Shortlisted for the Hugo Award, 1963.


Autore: Greg Bear
Editore: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497607418
Grandezza: 67,17 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 Oxford Book Of Japanese Short Stories

Autore: Theodore William Goossen
Editore: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0192803727
Grandezza: 11,47 MB
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This collection of short stories, including many new translations, is the first to span the whole of Japan's modern era from the end of the nineteenth century to the present day. Beginning with the first writings to assimilate and rework Western literary traditions, through the flourishing of the short story genre in the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the Taisho era, to the new breed of writers produced under the constraints of literary censorship, and the current writings reflecting the pitfalls and paradoxes of modern life, this anthology offers a stimulating survey of the development of the Japanese short story. Various indigenous traditions, in addition to those drawn from the West, recur throughout the stories: stories of the self, of the Water Trade (Tokyo's nightlife of geishas and prostitutes), of social comment, love and obsession, legends and fairytales. This collection includes the work of two Nobel prize-winners: Kawabata and Oe, the talented women writers Hirabayashi, Euchi, Okamoto, and Hayashi, together with the acclaimed Tanizaki, Mishima, and Murakami. The introduction by Theodore Goossen gives insight into these exotic and enigmatic, sometimes disturbing stories, derived from the lyrical roots of Japanese literature with its distinctive stress on atmosphere and beauty.

The Voyage Of The Space Beagle

Autore: A. E. van Vogt
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780765320773
Grandezza: 77,34 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.