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.

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.

Rama Revealed

Autore: Arthur C. Clarke
Editore: RosettaBooks
ISBN: 079532569X
Grandezza: 31,53 MB
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Trapped on the enormous spaceship Rama III as it hurtles through interstellar space, a group of humans struggles for survival in what has become a hostile and violent environment. A small group of humans flees into the labyrinthine bowels of the ship, where they become trapped in the domain of the octospiders—technologically advanced beings that may be friend or foe. Written by Clarke’s longtime collaborator Gentry Lee, Rama Revealed marks the climax of the compelling Rama series—in which humans finally encounter the advanced alien intelligences behind the vast and mysterious spaceships, and come to understand their true agenda.

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.

Titan

Autore: John Varley
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1101623276
Grandezza: 80,68 MB
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Twenty years ago, the Gaean Trilogy dazzled critics and readers. Now a new generation will discover that brilliant world--beginning with Titan.

Demon

Autore: John Varley
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1101623292
Grandezza: 27,53 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

Cosmocopia

Autore: Paul Di Filippo
Editore: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497664659
Grandezza: 21,84 MB
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An insane, broken pulp-art painter gets chance at redemption in a phantasmagoric science fiction wonder from a true master of the weird Before his stroke and the onset of old age, Frank Lazorg was the king of the fantasy illustrators—with an ego to match. But he can paint no more. That is, until he starts taking a bizarre new drug that promises to restore his creative powers. Unfortunately, artistic reinvigoration comes with a steep price tag: addiction and madness. With his rage and jealousy unleashed and his grasp of reality severely compromised, Lazorg is led to commit an unspeakable act, and, in turn, is led . . . somewhere else. Suddenly naked and helpless, the artist finds himself in a world of abiding strangeness, filled with monstrous things that seem to mock, yet oddly mirror, Lazorg’s previous reality. And here is Crutchsump, a remarkable creature possessing great love and rare compassion, who could possibly aid in Lazorg’s ultimate salvation as he spirals downward through the Cosmocopia and ever-closer to the Conceptus. Arguably the most inventive force in science fiction since Philip K. Dick in his heyday, Paul Di Filippo outdoes even Paul Di Filippo with his remarkable Cosmocopia. Outrageous, ingenious, nightmarish, funny, provocative, and utterly unforgettable, this is a glittering testament to the towering heights science fiction can achieve.

The Silver Eggheads

Autore: Fritz Leiber
Editore: Speaking Volumes
ISBN: 1628158298
Grandezza: 66,48 MB
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A HEADLONG RIOT OF HILARIOUS SCIENCE FICTION SATIRE MEET SOME INSUFFERABLY WONDERFUL CHARACTERS, from the mad, gay, heady world of the "arts" GASPARD DE LA NUIT—human journeyman writer. He has problems with his rampant lover, Heloise Ibsen (assigned to him by his pub­lisher). What he really loves is the giant computer-word-machine that produces his novels—read by other humans—which he oils with devoted care. His closest friend is ZANE GORT—a fine, upstanding, self-employed robot writer. Zane writes books for other robots and is madly in love with MISS BLUSHES—a censor-robix (female robot) of delicate pink. Miss Blushes is something of a prude and rather hysterical: very logical when you consider that her circuits are wired for censorship, but it makes life difficult for Zane. He turns for help to NURSE BISHOP—a small, but formidably beautiful human, who (in addition to the remarkable advice she offers Zane) plays nursemaid to a mysterious group of near-human entities owned by FLAXMAN AND CULLINGHAM—human publishers, whose language is frequently deplorable. To say nothing of the peculiar interest at least one of them has in a luscious platinum robut no, the daring reader must discover this for himself... AND THERE ARE MANY, MANY MORE...

Demon Prima Parte Urania

Autore: John Varley
Editore: Edizioni Mondadori
ISBN: 8852059482
Grandezza: 31,11 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.

The Divine Invasion

Autore: Philip K. Dick
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547601190
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God is not dead, he has merely been exiled to an extraterrestrial planet. And it is on this planet that God meets Herb Asher and convinces him to help retake Earth from the demonic Belial. Featuring virtual reality, parallel worlds, and interstellar travel, The Divine Invasion blends philosophy and adventure in a way few authors can achieve. As the middle novel of Dick’s VALIS trilogy, The Divine Invasion plays a pivotal role in answering the questions raised by the first novel, expanding that world while exploring just how much anyone can really know—even God himself.