Книги жанра «Фантастика» на букву «O»

num: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
en: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
ru: А Б В Г Д Е Ж З И Й К Л М Н О П Р С Т У Ф Х Ц Ч Ш Щ Ы Э Ю Я

 Название
 Автор
 Серия
Out of the Ashes

The worst-case scenario has come to pass: a nuclear strike has crippled America. Gangs, looters, and vandals have seized the streets. The decent few can only pray for a leader to protect them. Luckily, one of the survivors is Ben Raines.

Rebel mercenary, retired soldier, and tireless patriot, Raines is searching for his missing family in the aftermath of this devastating war. His relentless pursuit through the ruined cities of the west unites him with the civilians of the Resistance forces. They become his recruits for a revolutionary army dedicated to rebuilding America. Then comes the final outrage: an armed attack by government forces. With the fate of America’s New Patriots hanging in the balance, Raines vows—government be damned—to survive, find his family, and lead this once great nation out of the ashes.

Серия: The Ashes
 
Outpost

They took the job to ESCAPE THE WORLD.

They didn’t expect the WORLD TO END.

Kasker Rampart: a derelict refinery platform moored in the Arctic Ocean. A skeleton crew of fifteen fight boredom and despair as they wait for a relief ship to take them home.

But the world beyond their frozen wasteland has gone to hell. Cities lie ravaged by a global pandemic. One by one TV channels die, replaced by silent wavebands.

The Rampart crew are marooned. They must survive the long Arctic winter, then make their way home alone. They battle starvation and hypothermia, unaware that the deadly contagion that has devastated the world is heading their way…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7b3Rh_wzhxQ

Автор: Baker Adam
Серия:
 
Серия:
 
Orion Among the Stars

More than human and less that a god, John O’Ryan is Orion, made by the Creators who rule outside of time. His purpose is to do their bidding. Now, Orion has becomee a key piece in a cosmic game between two of the Creators—Anya, the goddess he loves, and Aten, the god who toys with his destiny.

Автор: Bova Ben
Серия: Orion
 
Observadores del pasado: La redención de Cristóbal Colón

En un futuro no demasiado lejano, un pequeño grupo de científicos e historiadores dedican sus horas a estudiar el pasado con una nueva máquina de observación a través del tiempo, la TruSite II.

Por desgracia su mundo es un lugar trágico: la especie humana ha quedado reducida a una población de menos de mil millones de personas tras un siglo de guerras y plagas, de sequía, de inundaciones y de hambrunas. Ha habido demasiadas extinciones, demasiada tierra ha quedado envenenada y baldía. La gente que sobrevive lucha por renovar el planeta, mientras los especialistas observan el pasado en busca de las causas de su terrible presente.

Un día, sin embargo, al contemplar la terrible matanza de las tribus caribeñas a manos de los españoles, que conducidos por Cristóbal Colón se dirigen a La Hispaniola, la observadora Tagin descubre que la mujer a quien está estudiando también la ve a ella y, a su vez, interpreta esa imagen como un mensaje de los dioses.

¿Podría alterarse el pasado? ¿Seria correcto que un pequeño grupo de observadores actuara deforma que, de tener éxito, hiciera desaparecer una línea temporal, aunque fuera la suya propia? ¿Se justificaría su acción si, gracias a ella, se evitara la muerte de todo el planeta?

Автор: Card Orson Scott
Серия:
 
Of Men And Monsters

A portion of this novel first appeared in Galaxy Magazine under the title “The Men in the Walls”.

Автор: Tenn William
Серия:
 
Ostatni władca pierścienia

Nowe, odkrywcze spojrzenie na historię Śródziemia. Wojna o Pierścień wybucha z powodów ekonomicznych i ekologicznych. Mordor buduje cywilizację technologiczną, wynajduje proch, buduje huty i fabryki, ale ma kłopoty z żywnością, bo to kraina jałowa pod względem rolniczym. Elfy, ludzie z Gondoru zawiązują antymordorską koalicję, która ma na celu „Ostaeczne rozwiązanie kwestii mordorskiej”, zgodnie z planem Gandalfa. Koalicja obawia się wzrostu potęgi Mordoru dzięki zdobyczom techniki i wskutek kilku sprytnych prowokacji doprowadza do wojny. Rozpoczyna się krwawa rozgrywka tajnych służb elfów i Mordoru o pozyskanie potężnych sojuszników…

Автор: Yeskov ł
Серия:
 
Opowieści z Ziemiomorza

Ziemiomorze — świat wysp, magii, smoków i czarnoksiężników. Tu właśnie rozgrywa się akcja słynnego cyklu fantasy Ursuli K. Le Guin. Autorka po latach powraca do stworzonego przez siebie świata i postaci w opowiadaniach tworzących tom "Opowieści z Ziemiomorza".

Pięć epizodów z bogatych dziejów Archipelagu odsłania kolejne tajemnice magicznego świata. Jakie były początki szkoły czarnoksiężników na Roke? Co się stało z Mistrzem Przywołań, Thorionem, gdy powrócił z krainy umarłych? Jakie jeszcze przygody przeżył Arcymag Ged? O tym wszystkim opowiadają kolejne historie z tego tomu.

Автор: Le Guin Ursula K
Серия: Ziemiomorze
 
Or Else My Lady Keeps the Key

His name is John James—at least, that’s the name he gives to anyone asking. He’s a former pirate just back in Port Royal from the sack of Panama, and he has every intention of settling down and leading a respectable life. First, though, he must honor a promise and deliver a letter to the mistress of one of his dead comrades.

But the lady is much more than she seems, and the letter turns out to contain detailed instructions for recovering a hidden fortune. It’s one thing to know where treasure may be found; finding it, and keeping it, is quite another. On his quest for a prince’s ransom John is joined by two unlikely allies: a black freedman named Sejanus Walker and a humble clerk named Winthrop Tudeley. Pirate attacks, hurricanes, shipwrecks, sharks, unearthly visitations and double-crosses follow. Especially double-crosses…

Dustjacket Illustration © 2008 Edward Miller

Автор: Baker Kage
Серия:
 
Oblicza Wód

Planeta Hydros jest w całości pokryta wodą. Można na niej zamieszkać, ale nie da się jej już potem opuścić, bowiem nie ma lądu, na którym mógłby lądować statek kosmiczny. Na sztucznej wyspie schronienie znalazła niewielka kolonia Ziemian, oraz osiedle rodzimych mieszkańców Hydros. Niesprzyjąjący zbieg okoliczności zmusza ludzi do wyprawy na fllotylli statków w poszukiwaniu półlegendarnnego lądu...

Автор: Silverberg Robert
Серия:
 
Ocean on Top

The world’s energy was limited… and with overpopulation and a high level of technology, the Power Board had virtually become the real government of the world. Power was rationed, it was guarded, it was sacred. Thus when three of the Power Board’s agents disappeared at sea, and there was evidence that something irregular was happening to the energy quota in that area, it was cause for real alarm.

Автор: Clement Hal
Серия:
 
Oceanem svetelnych roku

Přepracované vydání trilogie, jejíž děj se odehrává v nepříliš vzdálené budoucnosti, kdy cesty do vesmíru jsou už sice každodenní záležitostí, ale přece jen je ještě dost planet člověkem dosud neprobádaných, takže cesta na ně skýtá mnoho nečekaných překvapení a možností pro uplatnění zvídavosti a statečnosti lidského ducha…

Leif Severson, hlavní hrdina prvního dílu, je účastník Amundsenovy výpravy, který roku 1928 zmrzl při dobývání severního pólu. Je znovu přiveden k životu sovětskými vědci na sklonku 20. století. Když se Severson seznámí se zázraky komunistické Evropy, přijme účast v první mezihvězdné výpravě k Proximě Centauri, odkud byly zachyceny signály rozumných bytostí. Na závěr prvního dílu výprava dorazí k hledané planetě X, avšak ta se krátce předtím zničí atomovou válkou. V druhém dílu pozemšťané zkoumají planetu Kvarta u sousední hvězdy. Uprostřed džungle naleznou primitivní civilizaci, ale také stopy po jiných, vysoce vyspělých bytostech. McHardy, účastník expedice a člen tajné zpátečnické organizace, se spolu s dvěma společníky pokusí zmocnit planety. Plán se mu však nevydaří a je zanechán na Kvartě. Ve třetím dílu na Zemi přilétnou mimozemské bytosti ze souhvězdí Hadonoše, jejichž stopy byly na Kvartě nalezeny. Přivezou napraveného McHardyho a seznámí lidstvo se způsobem, jak se rychle dorozumívat s jinými planetami. V závěru se k nim připojuje Severson na jejich další cestě k hvězdě Sírius. Trilogie je psána svižným jazykem, avšak celek je značně naivní, budovatelsky optimistický a poplatný sovětskému pojetí SF. Nicméně to byl první český SF román po čtyřletém prázdnu od roku 1950, po nejdelší odmlce české SF od počátku století.

Автор: Babula Vladimir
Серия:
 
Oko czasu

Jest rok 1885. Przebywający na Granicy Północno-Zachodniej młody dziennikarz, Rudyard Kipling, jest świadkiem niezwykłego spotkania brytyjskich żołnierzy z wytworem nieprawdopodobnie zaawansowanej technologii: unoszącą się w powietrzu kulą, która wydaje się obserwować wszystko wokół. Niebawem zza okolicznego wzgórza wyłania się uszkodzony helikopter z 2037 roku…

Серия: Odyseja czasu
 
Olympos

Helen of Troy is in mourning for her dead husband, Paris. Killed in single combat with the merciless Apollo. His body a scorched and blasted thing. Hockenberry, her lover, still sneaks from her bed after their nights of lovemaking. And the Gods still strike out from the besieged Olympos. Their single-molecule bomb casings quantum phase-shifting through the moravecs' force shield and laying waste to Ilium. Or so Hockenberry and the amusing little metal creature, Mahnmut, have tried to explain to her. Helen of Troy does not give a fig about machines. She must dress for the funeral. And man and the gods and the unknown players in this tragedy must prepare for the final act. And a battle that will decide the future of the universe itself.

Автор: Simmons Dan
Серия: Troy
 
Old Man's War

John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army. The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce—and alien races willing to fight us for them are common. So: we fight. To defend Earth, and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate.

Far from Earth, the war has been going on for decades: brutal, bloody, unyielding. Earth itself is a backwater. The bulk of humanity's resources are in the hands of the Colonial Defense Force. Everybody knows that when you reach retirement age, you can join the CDF. They don't want young people; they want people who carry the knowledge and skills of decades of living. You'll be taken off Earth and never allowed to return. You'll serve two years at the front. And if you survive, you'll be given a generous homestead stake of your own, on one of our hard-won colony planets. John Perry is taking that deal. He has only the vaguest idea what to expect. Because the actual fight, light-years from home, is far, far harder than he can imagine—and what he will become is far stranger.

Автор: Scalzi John
Серия: Old Man's War
 
Автор: Le Guin Ursula
Серия:
 
Once Dead, Twice Shy

My name is Madison Avery, and I'm here to tell you that there's more out there than you can see, hear, or touch. Because I'm there. Seeing it. Touching it. Living it.

Madison's prom was killer — literally. For some reason she's been targeted by a dark reaper — yeah, that kind of reaper — intent on getting rid of her, body and soul. But before the reaper could finish the job, Madison was able to snag his strange, glowing amulet and get away.

Now she's stuck on Earth — dead but not gone. Somehow the amulet gives her the illusion of a body, allowing her to toe the line between life and death. She still doesn't know why the dark reaper is after her, but she's not about to just sit around and let fate take its course.

With a little ingenuity, some light-bending, and the help of a light reaper (one of the good guys! Maybe...), her cute crush, and oh yeah, her guardian angel, Madison's ready to take control of her own destiny once and for all, before it takes control of her.

Well, if she believed in that stuff.

Автор:
Серия:
 
Ombre sulla Luna

Questo affascinante racconto scritto da uno dei migliori e piú noti autori di fantascienza si svolge tutto sulla Luna, in un’epoca — tra due secoli — nella quale i viaggi spaziali avranno superato il primo stadio, e già l’uomo avrà fondato le sue colonie sui pianeti del Sistema Solare. Come ora fra le nazioni della Terra, cosí domani fra la Terra e la Federazione dei pianeti si verranno inevitabilmente a creare situazioni passibili di sfociare in un conflitto armato. Ombre sulla Luna ci narra appunto come e perché la guerra ebbe luogo, quali ne furono le cause, e quali conseguenze ebbe... o meglio, avrà. E la descrizione è talmente vivida, accurata, poggiata su solide basi scientifiche, da dare l’ìmpressione di leggere una cronaca vera, di eventi veri, di uomini veri. E la Luna ci appare accessibile e familiare nella sua realtà. Arthur Clarke, l’indimenticabile autore di Sabbie di Marte, è tornato!

Автор: Clarke Arthur C
Серия: Urania
 
Ombre del male

Questo romanzo di uno dei «padri» della fantascienza, Fritz Leiber, assume oggi una modernità sconcertante, perché ha saputo esprimere nel modo più netto i dubbi e le perplessità dell’uomo contemporaneo di fronte a delle realtà che paiono inspiegabili. La scienza «ufficiale» riesce a giustificare compiutamente tutti i fatti che vediamo accadere intorno a noi? Forse molte risposte dovrebbero essere cercate in una conoscenza più antica e dimenticata, che poneva come chiave di volta dell’universo i poteri indefiniti della mente umana. Metà della razza umana, si chiede Fritz Leiber, pratica ancora, attivamente, le arti arcane? Forse tutte le donne sono streghe? Un uomo, un uomo moderno, che è uno studioso, è costretto a convincersi di sì: la sua stessa moglie ne è la prova. E non basta. Altre tre donne, mogli di suoi colleghi, fanno uso delle conoscenze scientifiche dei mariti, dando alla magia un impulso moderno, per assicurarsi successo e vantaggi materiali. Contendono l’una con l’altra. Esperimentano la loro forza. Si distruggono a vicenda invocando antiche forze del male. E quando egli costringe la moglie ad astenersi da tali pratiche, la rende inerme di fronte alle male arti delle altre.

Автор: Leiber Fritz
Серия:
 
Автор: Anderson Poul
Серия:
 
On the Edge

The Broken is a place where people shop at Wal-Mart and magic is nothing more than a fairy tale.

 The Weird is a realm where blueblood aristocrats rule and the strength of your magic can change your destiny.

Rose Drayton lives on the Edge, the place between both worlds. A perilous existence indeed, made even more so by a flood of magic-hungry creatures bent on absolute destruction.

Автор: Andrews Ilona
Серия: The Edge
 
Olvidado Rey Gudú

Olvidado rey Gudú narra el nacimiento y expansión del Reino de Olar, en una historia donde se habla de la pérdida de la inocencia, la atracción y el miedo hacia lo desconocido, el placer de la conquista, el amor, el dolor, la memoria, y sobre todo, el olvido.

El universo fantástico de Matute nos introduce en una historia larguísima sobre traiciones, hijos ilegítimos, desamores y pasiones desconocidas. Un rey incapaz de amar es el centro de esta saga dramática, con pocas concesiones a la ternura o la esperanza. He ahí la mayor baza de la novela, la forma en que retrata la educación y la falta de afecto hacia los hijos. Un relato cruel con parricidios, asesinatos y huidas, todo entremezclado en una narración densa a la vez que fácil de seguir, hasta el obligado e inexorable final.

Автор: Matute Ana ía
Серия:
 
Oczy Heisenberga

Prawdziwymi władcami Ziemi od miliona lat są nieśmiertelni Nadludzie. Starannie strzeżone tajemnice modelowania genetycznego zapewniająca im pełną kontrolę nad zniewoloną Masą, zyjącą na zamikniętym obszarze o promieniu siedmiuset kilometrów.

Wynikiem jednego z nie kończących się eksperymentów demiurgów świata są Cyborgi, ludzie-maszyny. Obracają się oni przeciwko swoim stwórcom, chcąc ich za wszelką cenę unicestwić. Wykorzystują do tego rodzący się wśród Masy ruch oporu. Wspólne działąnia niszczą istniejący od tysiącleci ład.

Автор: Herbert Frank
Серия:
 
Odźwierny

Pierwsza część cyklu fantasy Tułacze (Skitalcy). Odźwierny jest debiutem powieściowym Mariny i Sergieja Diaczenków i zarazem pierwszym tomem cyklu Tułacze, opowiadającego o ludziach błąkających się na pograniczu dwóch światów, realnego i nadprzyrodzonego. Wielki czarnoksiężnik traci wszystko: magiczną moc i miłość swego życia. Wystawiony zostaje na pokusy złowrogiej, diabolicznej potęgi, która pragnie przedostać się do ludzkiego świata. Za cenę odzyskania czarodziejskich zdolności miałby się stać tytułowym Odźwiernym, który otworzy wrota wymiarów i sprowadzi na świat niewyobrażalne zło. Czy wybierze drogę zemsty na tych, którzy go odrzucili i potępili? A może znajdzie w sobie dość sił, by oprzeć się demonicznej pokusie?…

Powieść została szybko zauważona i wyróżniona nagrodą Euroconu dla najlepszych europejskich fantastów roku

Серия:
 
Ogród Śmierci

Daniel Lind z Ludzi Lodu wyrusza samotnie w daleką podróż do kraju Nieńców nad brzegami Morza Karskiego. Tam spotyka Shirę, córkę Vendela, która należy do wybranych – to ona ma złamać przekleństwo ciążące nad rodem Ludzi Lodu. Najpierw jednak Shira musi przejść przez wiele nieludzkich prób, układających się w długą i przerażającą wędrówkę przez Ogród Śmierci…

Автор: Sandemo Margit
Серия:
 
Ostatni Rycerz

Tristan Paladin, najwrażliwszy z Ludzi lodu, był człowiekiem głęboko nieszczęśliwym. Jego życie nie miało sensu, dopóki nie spotkał Hildegardy, poniewieranej i upokarzanej przez męża, cierpiącej na śmiertelną chorobę. Tristan, obdarzony rycerskim charakterem, zapragnął pomóc nieszczęśliwej kobiecie. Zetknął się z groźnym zakonem, składającym w ofierze ludzi i pragnącym obalić króla…

Автор: Sandemo Margit
Серия:
 
Автор: Haley Guy
Серия: Richards and Klein
 
Our Lady of Darkness

Sometime during a three-year drunk in San Francisco, Franz Westen, a pulp author, bought two strange books. One was Megapolisomancy—a “science of cities”—by the black magician and socialite Thibaut de Castries; the other an early journal of Clark Ashton Smith, a writer of horror stories. As Westen tries to piece his life together, these books draw him to the ashes of a wealthy, brilliant and degenerate bohemian cult, and to a grotesque living world of technological curses.

One morning, while examining the city through binoculars, Franz glimpses a priest-like dancing figure on a desolate hill. Fascinated and vaguely horrified, he investigates. The hill is deserted but now he sees the faceless spectre across the city, in his own apartment! Paranoia creeps over Franz; he knows intuitively that he has been selected by this entity. Somehow he must break its hold over him. His two eerie books have the answers.

In Megapolisomancy Franz discovers an occult science of vicious demons—“paramental entities”—who are intimately related to urban design and engineering. And in the diary of Smith, a disciple of Thibaut de Castries, Franz sees the personalities of the sorcerer and his circle. He goes back to the San Francisco of the 1900s and the Dionysian members of the Bohemian Club—Jack London, the poets George Sterling and Nora May French, Earl Rogers, Gertrude Atherton, Ambrose Bierce. For a brief, heady time, de Castries used these people in his paramental experiments.

Hounded through the city by ravenous ghosts and at the end of his wits, Franz finally confronts his curse, the embodiment of the paramental force: Our Lady of Darkness.

Fritz Leiber has written a subtle and elegant book. His realm is the arcane point where technology and mystery, science and horror, meet. Our Lady of Darkness is a terrifying and ethereal work of science fiction.

Автор: Leiber Fritz
Серия:
 
Orion and the Conqueror

John O’Ryan is Orion—more than human, less than a god, cast away on the seas of time to do battle among the Creators for the future of mankind. Now the eternal warrior finds himself separated from his great love, Anya, and marooned in Macedonia under the reign of Philip—fighting alongside the young Alexander, and at the mercy of a Queen Olympias who is far more than she seems.

Автор: Bova Ben
Серия: Orion
 
Oameni și stele

Colecția „Povestiri științifico-fanfasfice” 88

Автор: Hobana Ion
Серия:
 
Автор: Shaw Bob
Серия:
 
Автор: Rosenfelt David
Серия: Andy Carpenter
 
Серия:
 
Łowcy Dusz

Fabuła toczy się w alternatywnej rzeczywistości wczesnego renesansu. W historii tego uniwersum, w roku 33 Chrystus nie umarł na krzyżu, lecz wymordował swych wrogów i objął władzę nad światem. Państwo Jezusowe w zmienionej formie trwa aż do czasów współczesnych bohaterom, rządzone przez fanatyczny kler oraz Inkwizytorium – organizację niszczącą wszelkie przejawy herezji. Jednak jest to też świat fantastyczny. Tu wiedźmy i czarnoksiężnicy naprawdę odprawiają mroczne, magiczne rytuały, a demony przybywają z innych światów, by ingerować w życie ludzi.

W Łowcach dusz obserwujemy narastanie konfliktu pomiędzy Kościołem i Inkwizytorium, trwają również przygotowania młodego cesarza do krucjaty przeciwko innowiercom. W książce rozwiązanych zostanie wiele zagadek oraz problemów zasygnalizowanych w poprzednich tomach cyklu. Jakiego bezcennego skarbu strzegą mnisi, władający tajemniczym klasztorem Amszilas? Kim są i dlaczego zostały zesłane na świat wampiry? Dlaczego papież oraz kościelni hierarchowie pragną na nowo wzniecić prześladowania religijne na wielką skalę? I kto pierwszy padnie ofiarą tych prześladowań? Czytelnicy poznają również odpowiedź na najważniejsze z pytań: dlaczego Jezus Chrystus zniknął niedługo po swym triumfie i co się z Nim tak naprawdę stało?

Oczywiście po raz kolejny pojawi się Anioł Stróż głównego bohatera, tym razem jeszcze bardziej szalony niż zwykle. Inkwizytor natomiast zmierzy się nie tylko z czarnoksiężnikami oraz demonami, ale również z ludźmi knującymi spiski przeciwko Inkwizytorium i Cesarstwu.

Автор: Piekara Jacek
Серия:
 
Orchéron

Des siècles se sont écoulés depuis que les cinq cents survivants de l'Estérion se sont posés sur le nouveau monde.

Un ensemble de communautés sont nées sur le continent du Triangle, autour de grands domaines agricoles matriarcaux gérés par les mathelles : les chasseurs lakchas qui traquent les troupeaux de yonks ; les djemales, disciples de Qval Djema, à la recherche de l' « éternel présent » ; les ventresecs, nomades des plaines jaunes. Fragile équilibre que celui de cette colonie entre tradition et ignorance.

Les umbres, mystérieux et terribles prédateurs volants, font peser une menace permanente sur sa survie. Des hommes masqués, les protecteurs des sentiers, ont entrepris d'instaurer la terreur au nom d'un dieu oublié de l'arche des origines ; ils ont juré d'éteindre les « lignées maudites ».

Orchéron, fils adoptif d'une mathelle, devenu leur proie désignée, se lance dans une fuite éperdue au bout de laquelle le rejoindront Alma, la jeune djemale boiteuse, et Ankrel l'apprenti chasseur.


Orchéron fait suite au roman Abzalon.

Автор: Bordage Pierre
Серия: Abzalon
 
Ostatni Patrol

Młodzi Rosjanie, dwudziestokilkuletni Witold i jego dziewiętnastoletnia dziewczyna o imieniu Waleria kryją się przed nadspodziewanie palącym wrześniowym edynburskim słońcem w „Podziemiach Szkocji” – atrakcji turystycznej, stylizowanej na prawdziwe średniowieczne podziemia z „salami tortur”, labiryntem luster, „zamkiem wampirów” i „krwawą rzeką”. Witold i Lera podchodzą do tych rozrywek z przymrużeniem oka, uśmiechając się kpiąco na widok sztucznych pajęczyn, czerwonych żarówek i nazbyt teatralnego przewodnika. Dopiero gdy wsiadając do łódki, która ma ich zawieźć do „zamku wampirów” Lera zaczyna się niespodziewanie bać. Witold potęguje jej przerażenie – mówi, że ktoś gryzie go w szyję i wypija z niego krew. Lera bierze to za idiotyczny żart i wpada w złość, Witold jednak nie reaguje na jej docinki, opiera się o nią, nieruchomieje i milczy (czyżby spał?) aż do końca „podróży” w łódce. Tu już farsa przemienia się w dramat: okazuje się, że Witold nie żyje – na jego szyi widnieją dwie głębokie rany, z których powoli sączy się krew… Czyżby mówiąc o „gryzieniu i piciu krwi” Witold nie żartował i u wrót „zamku wampirów” wyssał z niego krew… prawdziwy wampir?

Nocny Patrol Edynburga nie ma co do tego wątpliwości i jego szef, stary przyjaciel Hesera, prosi moskiewski Nocny Patrol o pomoc. Heser wysyła do Szkocji Antona Gorodeckiego, który obecnie jest już… Wyższym magiem. Badając całą sprawę na miejscu, rozmawiając z edynburskimi Innymi, z nieszczęsną Walerią, odwiedzając „Podziemia Szkocji” Anton zyskuje pewność, że nie jest to banalne wampirze kłusownictwo, lecz coś znacznie poważniejszego… Już wkrótce podróżując między Moskwą, Uzbekistanem i Szkocją Anton odkrywa, że to spisek, spisek na niewiarygodną skalę – powołanie do życia nowej siły, mieniącej się Ostatnim Patrolem…

Автор: Łukjanienko Siergiej
Серия:
 
One Second After

New York Times best selling author William R. Forstchen now brings us a story which can be all too terrifyingly real… a story in which one man struggles to save his family and his small North Carolina town after America loses a war, in one second, a war that will send America back to the Dark Ages… A war based upon a weapon, an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP). A weapon that may already be in the hands of our enemies.

Автор: Forstchen William R
Серия:
 
Автор: Simak Clifford D
Серия:
 
Автор: Simak Clifford
Серия:
 
On Her Majesty's Wizardly Service

The wizard cats Rhiow, Urruah, and Arhu are summoned to London to deal with a crisis that could destroy the very fabric of time, and they join forces with a teenage Arthur Conan Doyle to stop the evil schemes of their old nemesis, the Lone One.

Автор: Duane Diane
Серия: Feline Wizards
 
Автор: Burroughs Edgar Rice
Серия: Caspak
 
Osiris

“Nobody leaves Osiris. Osiris is a lost city. She has lost the world and world has lost her. ”

Rising high above the frigid waters, the ocean city of Osiris has been cut off from the land since the Great Storm 50 years ago. Most believe that Osiris is the last city on Earth. Adelaide is the black-sheep granddaughter of the city’s Architect. A jaded socialite, she wants little to do with her powerful relatives — until her troubled twin brother disappears mysteriously. Vikram, a third-generation storm refugee, sees his own people dying of cold and starvation. He hopes to use Adelaide to bring about much-needed reforms — but who is using whom? As another brutal winter brings Osiris closer to riot and revolution, two very different people attempt to bridge the gap dividing the city, only to find a future far more complicated than either of them ever imagined.

Автор: Swift E J
Серия: , The Osiris Project
 
Osiris

“Nobody leaves Osiris. Osiris is a lost city. She has lost the world and world has lost her. ”

Rising high above the frigid waters, the ocean city of Osiris has been cut off from the land since the Great Storm 50 years ago. Most believe that Osiris is the last city on Earth. Adelaide is the black-sheep granddaughter of the city’s Architect. A jaded socialite, she wants little to do with her powerful relatives — until her troubled twin brother disappears mysteriously. Vikram, a third-generation storm refugee, sees his own people dying of cold and starvation. He hopes to use Adelaide to bring about much-needed reforms — but who is using whom? As another brutal winter brings Osiris closer to riot and revolution, two very different people attempt to bridge the gap dividing the city, only to find a future far more complicated than either of them ever imagined.

Автор: Swift E J
Серия: , The Osiris Project
 
Orgy of Souls

Twenty souls for his brother’s life is a price that seductively beautiful Samson is willing to pay. Twenty souls drenched in blood, powdered with cocaine and more than one kind of ecstasy. A fair trade for the life of a brother. A fair trade for the life of a priest. And everyone he meets seems so willing to give theirs away. Samuel’s faith often wavers. Diagnosed with HIV and in rapid decline, he hides his disillusionment in the rituals of the priesthood. But when Samson brings him the first blood-signed contract for a young woman’s immortal soul, the steamy world of high fashion male models and the quiet decay of a sickly priest begin to writhe against the realities of life, death, and otherworldly power. Brotherly love is a deadly seduction, beauty a dangerous game. Come worship in the brutal temple of Orgy of Souls. Your faith will never be the same again.

“ORGY OF SOULS is a gripping tale of two brothers whose lives have taken radically different paths—but those paths intersect via some surprising twists and turns. With raw prose, vividly drawn characters, and a chilling touch of the occult, Broaddus and White draw you in and belt you right in your emotional gut.”

—Stephen Mark Rainey, author of BLUE DEVIL ISLAND and THE LEBO COVEN

“Broaddus and White are an unlikely pairing of talents that works astonishingly well. Orgy of Souls is a powerful, innovative work of fiction and one I recommend wholeheartedly. A damned fine read!”

—James A. Moore, author of DEEPER and CHERRY HILL
Серия:
 
Over The Moon

Three bestselling superstars and one exciting new voice in paranormal romance in a hot new anthology.

When it comes to sexy werewolves, fairies, and magic, there's only one place for readers to go this winter: Over the Moon.

Angela Knight ventures to the borders of Mageverse, a land ruled by vampire knights.

MaryJanice Davidson returns to the wicked lair of the Wyndham werewolves.

Virginia Kantra finds magic and wonder in a strange fairy kingdom.

And Sunny discovers a Mixed Blood Queen in command of a new realm.

Серия:
 
O jardim de Rama

Nesta sequência de O Enigma de Rama, é mostrada a vida dos astronautas que foram deixados a bordo da espaçonave extraterrestre Rama. Em sua interação com esse estranho habitat vão descobrir que existem outros tripulantes que os acompanham na viagem para fora do Sistema Solar.

Серия: , Rama
 
Operazione Domani

Friday è una splendida figliola, moderna e disponibile, ma possiede due caratteristiche peculiari: è un corriere segreto ed è anche una PA, ossia una Persona Artificiale, uguale in tutto e per tutto a un comune essere umano salvo per il fatto di essere stata creata in laboratorio. Il suo capo, Boss, l'ha reclutata e addestrata quando per lei la vita non era certo facile ma ora Friday è un agente in grado di sopportare all'occasione stupri multipli e torture. Ma la sua vita non manca di lati piacevoli e distensivi, almeno fino al giorno che sarà ricordato dai libri di storia come il Giovedì Rosso. Chi si nasconde dietro l'ondata di delitti politici e di sabotaggio che dilagano sulla terra e nello spazio, minacciando il tranquillo caos che da secoli regna sull'Umanità?

Автор: Heinlein Robert A
Серия:
 
On a Pale Horse

When Zane shot Death, he learned, too late, that he would have to assume his place, speeding over the world riding his pale horse, and ending the lives of others. Sooner than he would have thought possible, Zane found himself being drawn to Satan's plot. Already the Prince of Evil was forging a trap in which Zane must act to destroy Luna, the woman he loved…unless he could discover the only way out….

The first novel of the INCARNATIONS OF IMMORTALITY series.

Автор: Anthony Piers
 
Orsinian tales

Born in California, Ursula K. Le Guin is the author of over twenty books. She is the recipient of numerous awards such as the Hugo and Nebula awards for her science fiction. Ms. Le Guin lives in Portland, Oregon.


Contents

The Fountains

The Barrow

Ile Forest

Conversations at Night

The Road East

Brothers and Sisters

A Week in the Country

An die Musik

The House

The Lady of Moge

Imaginary Countries



A hardcover edition of this book was published in 1976 by Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc.

Grateful acknowledgment is made for permission to reprint the following:

The Barrow first appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, October 1976.

Brothers and Sisters first appeared in The Little Magazine, Vol. 10, Nos. 1 & 2, Summer 1976.

A Week in the Country first appeared in The Little Magazine, Vol. 9, No. 4, Spring 1976.

An die Musik first appeared in The Western Humanities Review, Vol. XV, No. 3, Summer 1961.

Imaginary Countries first appeared in the Harvard Advocate.

First HarperPaperbacks printing: May 1991

Серия: Orsinia
 
Origins

The chronicle of the deadly Woodbane conspiracy-as told by one of Morgan's own ancestors-has fallen into Hunter and Morgan's hands. Hunter and Morgan explore the world of these powerful witches, to find a way to vanquish them at last.

Автор: Tiernan Cate
Серия: Sweep
 
Автор: Barclay James
Серия: Elves
 
Obsidian Butterfly

Anita Blake, vampire hunter, has dealt with — and destroyed — a lot of monsters, but her old mentor, Edward, may be worse than any of them. Edward's got problems: a malevolent force is mutilating the citizens of Albuquerque. If he is to stop it he'll need all of Anita's firepower and cunning.

Серия: Anita Blake
 
Автор: Asimov Isaac
Серия:
 
On Patrol

Pilot Pirx is an astronaut, a fresh-faced physical powerhouse, but no genius. His superiors send him on the most dangerous missions, either because he is expendable, or because they trust his bumbling ability to survive in almost any habitat or dilemma. Follow Pirx now through a world of hyper-technology and super-psychology from his early days as a hopelessly inept cadet soloing with a pair of sex-crazed horseflies… to a farside moon station built by bickering madmen… to a chase through space after a deadly sphere of light… to an encounter with a mossy old robot whose programming has slipped.

Автор: Lem Stanislaw
Серия: Pirx the Pilot
 
Автор: Lain TH
Серия: Dungeons and Dragons
 
Автор: Weber David
Серия:
 
Автор: Cook Glen
Серия: Garrett Files
 
Автор: Cook Glen
Серия:
 
Oil Slick

The Middle Eastern state of Lobynia had been supplying oil to the U.S.A. for years, but when Colonel Baraka takes over from the king after a coup, there is a change of policy - and the cut-off of oil threatens the whole American economy. Baraka has big plans - but they bring him big trouble. First there is Remo, whose brief is to get the oil flowing again before American industry grinds to a halt. And then there is Chiun, Remo's Korean friend and teacher. Chiun's family holds a centuries-old contract to protect the kings of Lobynia - and Chiun takes his responsibilities very seriously...

Серия: The Destroyer
 
Серия:
 
Автор: Stout Rex
Серия:
 
On Wings of Song

In his seventh novel, Disch reaches a literary high point in the field of science fiction. At once hilarious and frightening, it follows Daniel Weinreb as he attempts to escape the repressive laws and atmosphere of the isolationist State of Iowa. A rich black comedy of bizarre sexual ambiguity and adventurism, a bitter satire that depicts a near-future America falling into worsening economic and social crisis.


Won John W. Campbell Memorial Award in 1980.

Nominated for Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1979.

Nominated for Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1980.

Автор: Disch Thomas M
Серия:
 
Operacja Wieczność

Po 3 latach z księżyca Europa wraca na Ziemię kosmonauta Dan. Prowadził tam pomiary pantomatów – urządzeń scalających wiedzę o ludzkiej cywilizacji. Rzucony zostaje w świat, w którym ważniejsze od podrózy międzygwiezdnych stają się eksperymenty z genami oraz z nieśmiertelnością, czyli tzw. aktualizacją zapisu świadomości. Jego brak zgody na „operację wieczność” stanowi meritum historii, w której prawo do decydowania o własnym losie jest, według bohatera, tyleż wartością nadrzędną, co jednak ginącą w opętanym przez chęć istnienia wiecznego świecie

Автор: Petecki Bohdan
Серия:
 
Żony Ze Stepford

Idealne miasto Stepford: niski wskaźnik przestępczości, raj dla szczęśliwych rodzin, dobrze utrzymane trawniki, bogate i czyste domy.

Idealne żony ze Stepford: piękne, posłuszne, zadbane, niewymagające. Mężczyźni ze Stepford chcą mieć właśnie takie żony. Trudno sobie wyobrazić, jak daleko mogą się posunąć, aby dostosować rzeczywistość do swoich wymagań…

Автор: Levin Ira
Серия:
 
O Aprendiz de Morte

Em mais esta aventura da série Discwold, Morte faz ao Mortimer uma irrecusável-principalmente considerando que estar morto não é condição sine qua non. Como aprendiz de Morte, ele terá casa e comida de graça, acesso ao cavalo da empresa, e não necessitará de folga para ir a funerais. O cargo é tudo o que Mortimer sempre quis, até ele descobrir que esse trabalho perfeitopode significar o fim de sua vida amorosa, em perfeito estado de conservação.

Автор: Pratchett Terry
Серия: Diskworld (pt)
 
Operacija „Protėjas” 1

1975-ieji metai.

Geležinis fašistinės Vokietijos kulnas sutrypė Europą, Aziją, Pietų Ameriką ir Afriką.

Tik JAV bei Australijoje dar rusena blausi demokratijos spingsulė. Tačiau greitai ir ji bus užgesinta.

Todėl, kad naciai jau seniai turi atominį ginklą, kuriuo netrukus nušluos JAV.

Vienintelė amerikiečių viltis — operacija „Protėjas”.

Tai superslaptas projektas grįžti į praeitį ir žūtbūt pamėginti ją pakeisti…

Автор: Hogan James P
 
Operacija „Protėjas” 2

1939–1940-ieji metai.

Žymiausi pasaulio mokslininkai — Albertas Einšteinas, Edvardas Teleris, Leo Silardas bei kiti — iš visų jėgų stengiasi įgyvendinti „Protėjo” operaciją — susisiekti su 1975-aisiais ir sužinoti atominės bombos sukūrimo paslaptį. Deja, ryšio nėra, o Adolfas Hitleris, pasirodo, sėkmingai bendrauja su 2025-aisiais ir jau seniai laiko savo rankose atominį kūjį.

Автор: Hogan James P
 
Orphans of Chaos

Wright’s new fantasy is a tale about five orphans raised in a strict British boarding school who begin to discover that they may not be human beings. The students at the school do not age, while the world around them does.

The children begin to make sinister discoveries about themselves. Amelia is apparently a fourth-dimensional being; Victor is a synthetic man who can control the molecular arrangement of matter around him; Vanity can find secret passageways through solid walls where none had previously been; Colin is a psychic; Quentin is a warlock. Each power comes from a different paradigm or view of the inexplicable universe: and they should not be able to co-exist under the same laws of nature. Why is it that they can?

The orphans have been kidnapped from their true parents, robbed of their powers, and raised in ignorance by super-beings no more human than they are: pagan gods or fairy-queens, Cyclopes, sea-monsters, witches, or things even stranger than this. The children must experiment with, and learn to control, their strange abilities in order to escape their captors.

Автор: Wright John C
Серия: The Chaos Chronicles
 
Ostatni z Atlantydy

Radzieccy i amerykańscy uczeni głowią się nad wysłaniem człowieka na Księżyc, ale w kosmolocie fantazji możemy już dzisiaj podróżować na krańce Galaktyki, poznawać inne, dziwne cywilizacje.

Серия:
 
Ostatni kontynent

Coś zaginęło na Niewidocznym Uniwersytecie — najbardziej prestiżowej (tzn. jedynej) instytucji naukowej w Ankh-Morpork. Brakuje profesora — ale grupa poszukiwawcza jest w drodze! Zespół starszych magów podąży jego tropem, dokądkolwiek by prowadził, nawet na drugi koniec Dysku, gdzie Ostatni Kontynent, Czteriksy, wciąż jest w stadium budowy.

Wyobraźcie sobie magiczną krainę, gdzie deszcz jest tylko mitem, gdzie to, co zwykłe, jest niezwykłe, a przeszłość i teraźniejszość biegną ramię w ramię.

Przeżyjcie grozę spotkania z Szalonym Krasnoludem, Wojownikiem Szos, Śmiercią, jednym czy drugim Stwórcą i przerażającym Pasztecikowym Pływakiem…

Wczujcie się w tę pasję, kiedy mieszkańcy Ostatniego Kontynentu odkrywają, co się dzieje, kiedy pada deszcz, a rzeki wypełniają się wodą (na przykład trzeba odwołać regaty)…

Автор: Pratchett Terry
Серия: Świat Dysku
 
Ostatni bohater

Stał się legendą za życia. Wciąż pamięta wspaniałe dni niezwykłych przygód. Pamięta czasy, gdy bohater nie musiał się martwić o ogrodzenia, prawników i cywilizację. Pamięta też czasy, kiedy ludzie nie krytykowali zabijania smoków. Dzisiaj za to nie zawsze pamięta, gdzie odłożył swoje zęby… I wcale mu się to nie podoba. Teraz więc, ze swym starożytnym mieczem, nową laską i starymi przyjaciółmi — a są to bardzo starzy przyjaciele — Cohen Barbarzyńca wyrusza w ostatnią misję. Zamierza wspiąć się na najwyższą górę Świata Dysku i spotkać swoich bogów. Nie podoba mu się, że pozwalają ludziom starzeć się i umierać.

Автор: Pratchett Terry
Серия: Świat Dysku
 
Ogień nad otchłanią

Grupa archeologów zaczyna badać tajemnicze archiwum. Mimo woli uaktywniają oni Plagę — siłę zdolną zniszczyć tysiące systemów gwiezdnych. Statek archeologów trafia na planetę zamieszkaną przez dziwną rasę wilkopodobnych stworzeń, prymitywnych, spiskujących i toczących nieustające wojny. Broni przeciw Pladze poszukują przedstawiciele wielu obdarzonych inteligencją gatunków. Przypadkowo zostaje odnaleziony mechanizm obronny przeciw Pladze. Czy antidotum wynalezione przez archeologów okaże się skuteczne w każdej sytuacji?

Автор: Vinge Vernor
Серия: Queng Ho (pl)
 
Автор: Zahn Timothy
Серия:
 
Автор: Heinlein Robert A
Серия:
 
Автор: Pratchett Terry
Серия:
 
Ostatni, Którzy Wyszli Z Raju

"To zaledwie drugie opowiadanie tego ukrywającego się pod pseudonimem autora, który wkroczył do literatury jako w pełni ukształtowana osobowość artystyczna. Opowiadanie Huberatha powinno się stać wydarzeniem w całej polskiej literaturze współczesnej"

Lech Jęczmyk, "Nowa Fantastyka"

Spośród trzech kolejnych opowiadań prezentowanych w "Nowej Fantastyce" dwa dostały nominację do nagrody Zajdla. W książce "Ostatni, którzy wyszli z raju", oprócz tytułowej minipowieści znajdują się opowiadania: "Trzy kobiety Dona", "Kocia obecność", "Kara większa, -Wrócieeś Sneogg, wiedziaam…".

Автор: Huberath Marek S
Серия:
 
Overtime

A short story

Автор: Stross Charles
Серия:
 
Origins

Set during the Civil War, against a backdrop of grand estates, unimaginable riches, and deadly secrets, three teenagers in Mystic Falls, Virginia enter a torrid love triangle that will span eternity. Brothers Stefan and Damon Salvatore are inseparable until they meet Katherine, a stunning, mysterious woman who turns their world upside down. Siblings turned rivals, the Salvatores compete for Katherine's affection, only to discover that her sumptuous silk dresses and glittering gems hide a terrible secret: Katherine is a vampire. And she is intent on turning them into vampires so they can live together-forever.


 
Orion

Starsene seduti tranquilli alle tre del pomeriggio in un ristorante di Manhattan può essere l’inizio di una buona digestione, ma può anche costitiuire il primo capitolo di una strana e pericolosa odissea. E’ quello che succede a John O’Ryan quando, dopo aver notato una splendida ragazza dagli occhi grigi e un paio di bizzarri individui molto interessati a lei, si vede arrivare come insolito dessert dalla porta della cucina una bomba a mano pronta a esplodere. Una premessa inquietante, specie se innesca il sospetto di essere una specie di semidio coinvolto in una lotta senza quartiere fra due entità millenarie che si disputano il futuro del genere umano. Ma è solo un punto di partenza per John O’Ryan, che deve ancora scoprire il segreto della sua reale identità e poi tuffarsi in varie epoche del passato prima di poter dare un senso al conflitto che vorrebbe vederlo come una pedina dotata di scarso arbitrio.

Автор: Bova Ben
Серия: Urania, Orion, Orion (it)
 
Orion

Starsene seduti tranquilli alle tre del pomeriggio in un ristorante di Manhattan può essere l’inizio di una buona digestione, ma può anche costitiuire il primo capitolo di una strana e pericolosa odissea. E’ quello che succede a John O’Ryan quando, dopo aver notato una splendida ragazza dagli occhi grigi e un paio di bizzarri individui molto interessati a lei, si vede arrivare come insolito dessert dalla porta della cucina una bomba a mano pronta a esplodere. Una premessa inquietante, specie se innesca il sospetto di essere una specie di semidio coinvolto in una lotta senza quartiere fra due entità millenarie che si disputano il futuro del genere umano. Ma è solo un punto di partenza per John O’Ryan, che deve ancora scoprire il segreto della sua reale identità e poi tuffarsi in varie epoche del passato prima di poter dare un senso al conflitto che vorrebbe vederlo come una pedina dotata di scarso arbitrio.

Автор: Bova Ben
Серия: Urania, Orion, Orion (it)
 
Omega

In 1980, Omega was "recent future" science fiction, and, although the setting is now, the premise still holds. Scientists have learned to tap the power of the earth's electro-magnetic field-put 150 kilowatts of power into two electrodes on opposite sides of the globe and get 4015 megawatts. They think the world's energy problems are over! Well, not quite…

The conflict is between the forces of technology and greed and the gentle men and women who have respect for the land, are in touch with nature, and practice the "craft of the wise"-witchcraft. Omega is a book with a lesson: there is no time like the present to start healing the great mother. And this is the kind of book that can win people to the cause of so doing.

Автор: Farrar Stewart
Серия:
 
Серия:
 
Operațiunea Haos

Operațiunea Haos este un roman science fantasy, care are toate ingredientele adulate de Paranormal Romancieri și Urban Fantaziști (dragoste cu vârcolaci și vrăjitoare, îngeri, demoni, incubuși, cadru modern ș.a.), și mai are în plus o complexitate morală și stilistică pe care nu o poți detecta la prima vedere în subiectul aparent ușurel sau în scrierea relaxată. Dar dacă te uiți mai atent, o vezi.

Автор: Anderson Poul
Серия:
 
O Hobbit

Um grande clássico moderno e prelúdio de O Senhor dos Anéis Bilbo Bolseiro é um hobbit que leva uma vida confortável e sem ambições, raramente aventurando-se para além de sua despensa ou sua adega. Mas seu contentamento é perturbado quando Gandalf, o mago, e uma companhia de anões batem em sua porta e levam-no para uma expedição. Eles têm um plano para roubar o tesouro guardado por Smaug, o Magnífico, um grande e perigoso dragão. Bilbo reluta muito em participar da aventura, mas acaba surpreendendo até a si mesmo com sua esperteza e sua habilidade como ladrão!

Escrito para os filhos de J. R. R. Tolkien, O Hobbit conquistou sucesso imediato quando foi publicado em 1937. Vendeu milhões de cópias em todo o mundo e estabeleceu-se como "um dos livros mais influentes de nossa geração."

Автор: Tolkien J R R
Серия:
 
One Salt Sea

October "Toby" Daye is settling into her new role as Countess of Goldengreen. She's actually dating again, and she's taken on Quentin as her squire. So, of course, it's time for things to take a turn for the worse.

Someone has kidnapped the sons of the regent of the Undersea Duchy of Saltmist. To prevent a war between land and sea, Toby must find the missing boys and prove the Queen of the Mists was not behind their abduction. Toby's search will take her from the streets of San Francisco to the lands beneath the waves, and her deadline is firm: she must find the boys in three days' time, or all of the Mists will pay the price. But someone is determined to stop her—and whoever it is isn't playing by Oberon's Laws...

Автор: McGuire Seanan
Серия: October Daye
 
On The Beach

Nevil Shute's "On The Beach" is a classic for good reason. Shute takes the most horrific event one can imagine—a worldwide nuclear event—and then turns the microscope on it, focusing in on just a few ordinary people who must wait for death as it drifts over to their hemisphere. We see military personnel, housewives, businessmen, and more. They come alive because they are just like you and me and the people next door.

Shute's very great accomplishment here is to examine how each of the characters deals with their certain death. Everyone knows they'll die eventually; these characters have the difficulty of knowing that death will arrive soon, and that it will be slow and agonizing. What do they do? Each reacts differently and the humanity and humility with which some of the characters make their choices is startlingly powerful. Especially in a time when the world seems so uncertain, so cruel, this is an important book to read—or re-read if you picked it up years ago. Prepare yourself for a powerfully moving experience.

"THE MOST IMPORTANT AND DRAMATIC NOVEL OF THE ATOMIC AGE"

—WASHINGTON POST AND TIMES HERALD

THE GREAT INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER — OVER 3,000,000 COPIES SOLD!

A WORLD WAITING TO DIE

The radioactive winds had not yet hit Australia. There, survivors of the accidental nuclear war, men and women destined to be the last human beings on earth, prepared for extinction. Some found solace in religion, others in alcohol and frenzied sex, and hundreds stood waiting for their government ration of cyanide pills, hoping they would not have to use them—knowing they would.

NEVIL SHUTE'S MAGNIFICENT AND MOVING BESTSELLER—

"What a terrific Shute this is against the supreme folly of our times. As a piece of writing it is terrific. As a world warning it is more terrifying than anything yet put into print: It compels staying until the dreadful finish."

—Brig. General S.L.A. Marshall

Автор: Shute Nevil
Серия:
 
On The Beach

Nevil Shute's "On The Beach" is a classic for good reason. Shute takes the most horrific event one can imagine—a worldwide nuclear event—and then turns the microscope on it, focusing in on just a few ordinary people who must wait for death as it drifts over to their hemisphere. We see military personnel, housewives, businessmen, and more. They come alive because they are just like you and me and the people next door.

Shute's very great accomplishment here is to examine how each of the characters deals with their certain death. Everyone knows they'll die eventually; these characters have the difficulty of knowing that death will arrive soon, and that it will be slow and agonizing. What do they do? Each reacts differently and the humanity and humility with which some of the characters make their choices is startlingly powerful. Especially in a time when the world seems so uncertain, so cruel, this is an important book to read—or re-read if you picked it up years ago. Prepare yourself for a powerfully moving experience.

"THE MOST IMPORTANT AND DRAMATIC NOVEL OF THE ATOMIC AGE"

—WASHINGTON POST AND TIMES HERALD

THE GREAT INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER — OVER 3,000,000 COPIES SOLD!

A WORLD WAITING TO DIE

The radioactive winds had not yet hit Australia. There, survivors of the accidental nuclear war, men and women destined to be the last human beings on earth, prepared for extinction. Some found solace in religion, others in alcohol and frenzied sex, and hundreds stood waiting for their government ration of cyanide pills, hoping they would not have to use them—knowing they would.

NEVIL SHUTE'S MAGNIFICENT AND MOVING BESTSELLER—

"What a terrific Shute this is against the supreme folly of our times. As a piece of writing it is terrific. As a world warning it is more terrifying than anything yet put into print: It compels staying until the dreadful finish."

—Brig. General S.L.A. Marshall

Автор: Shute Nevil
Серия:
 
Old Music and the Slave Women

v1.0 - eBook downloaded from http://torrents.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?t=463754 and after that imported to fb2 by soshial (21.05.2008)

Серия:
 
Ostatnie życzenie

Wznowienie opowiadań z pierwszego zbioru Andrzeja Sapkowskiego (Wiedźmin wydawnictwa Reporter) z pominięciem opowiadania Droga, z której się nie wraca. Dodano natomiast dwa nowe i połączono je wszystkie quasi-opowiadaniem Głos rozsądku, dzięki czemu zbiór jest właściwie wstępem do "Cyklu wiedźmińskiego".

Świat na ostrzu miecza.

Oszałamiająca akcja, mistrzowskie dialogi, sytuacje nie do zapomnienia.

Sapkowski nie umie nudzić!

Wiedźmin nie jest rębajłą pokroju Conana. To mistrz miecza i fachowiec czarostwa strzegący moralnej i biologicznej równowagi w cudownym świecie fantasy. Z woli Sapkowskiego w ów świat pełen potworów i bujnych charakterów, skomplikowanych intryg i eksplodujących namiętności wnosi Geralt nasze problemy, mitologie i nowoczesny punkt widzenia. Staje się więc widzem i bohaterem, oskarżonym i sędzią, kochankiem i błaznem, ofiarą i katem. Przewrotna literacka robota.

Автор: Sapkowski Andrzej
Серия: Wiedźmin
 
Operazione domani

Per i colleghi della System Enterprises il suo nome è Friday, ma sono in molti a conoscerla sotto altri nomi e questa conoscenza è risultata a volte fatale. Perché Friday è una splendida figliola, moderna e disponibile, ma possiede due caratteristiche peculiari: è un corriere segreto (e come tale sa uccidere come pochi quando le necessità lo richiedono) ed è una PA, ossia una Persona Artificiale, uguale in tutto a un comune essere umano tranne per il fatto di essere stata creata in un laboratorio genetico e di possedere riflessi molto rapidi. Il suo capo, Boss, l’ha reclutata e addestrata quando per lei la vita era tutt’altro che facile, e ora Friday è una stimata professionista nella sua ristretta cerchia di ammiratori, un agente in grado di sopportare all’occasione stupri multipli e torture. Ma la sua vita non manca dilati piacevoli e distensivi; nel mondo futuro che la ospita e nel quale il genere umano si è sparso ben oltre i confini della Terra, Friday appartiene a un gruppo-S (dove la S sta per famiglia sintetica) e possiede tre mariti e tre mogli in Nuova Zelanda, e tuttavia può conservare ogni sua forma preferita di libertà e di indipendenza. Almeno, fino al giorno che sarà poi ricordato dai libri di storia come il Giovedì Rosso. In quella data, per Friday la situazione comincerà a farsi maledettamente calda; chi si nasconde, infatti, dietro l’ondata di delitti politici e di sabotaggi che dilagano sulla Terra e nello spazio, minacciando il tranquillo caos che da secoli regna sulle cose umane?


Nominato per premio Nebula in 1983 e premio Hugo in 1983.

Автор: Heinlein Robert
Серия:
 
O Fim da Infância

O Fim da Infância de Arthur Clarke, é um dos outros clássicos da ficção científica e muitos inclusive o consideram a obra-prima de Clarke pela sua visão da humanidade. O livro pertence a uma era mais antiga do seu gênero e, embora contenha alguns elementos datados, permanece suficientemente atual para despertar a curiosidade do leitor moderno. Embora não tenha recebido nenhum dos grandes prêmios da ficção científica, esse fato pode ser justificado pela sua data de publicação, que antecede alguns desses prêmios. Ainda assim, é um livro que freqüentemente aparece em listas das grandes obras de todos os tempos do seu gênero.

Автор: Clarke Arthur C
Серия:
 
Orion in the Dying Time

Orion the Hunter, an eternal being made by the Creators to battle their greatest enemy, and Anya, a Creator who has abandoned her power to accompany him, come closer than ever to understanding and defeating their foe.

Автор: Bova Ben
Серия: Orion
 
Otchłań Rozgrzeszenia

Jest XXVII wiek. Człowiek już dawno podzielił się na kilka podgatunków, a zmodyfikowane zwierzęta stanowią część ludzkiej społeczności. W galaktyce znów grasują Inhibitorzy, wyrafinowane maszyny, które tępią wszystkie istoty inteligentne. Ocaleńcy z poprzedniej wojny wyruszają w kierunku odległego gazowego giganta. Tam, na lodowym księżycu Hela, żyje ktoś, kto umiałby pokonać odwiecznego wroga. Na Heli panuje dziwna teokracja. Źródłem tamtejszej religii było nietypowe zjawisko astronomiczne, a ośrodkami kultu są wielkie wędrujące po globie katedry, które zmierzają ku otchłani. Do jednej z katedr trafia wrażliwa, lecz bezkompromisowa nastolatka Rashmika. Dziewczyna potrafi kontaktować się z istotami z sąsiedniej kosmicznej brany. Czy dzięki swym parapsychicznym zdolnościom ocali ludzkość?

Автор: Reynolds Alastair
 
Once Departed

When the world’s ace secret agents crash a party in Spain, they’re onto something monstrous—an ominous threat to world peace.

It looked like a Convention of Secret Agents, thought the famous columnist Quentin Jones. Not one of them had been invited to the party of the distinguished Hungarian scientist. The Hungarian was known for advocating World Government—and for grafting a second head on a dog—but Quentin Jones suspected him of far more chilling experiments. Quentin runs up against former Nazi war criminals, and a series of weird murders that lead straight to… him.

Автор: Reynolds Mack
Серия:
 
Ostrov ztracených lodí

Prvotina známého spisovatele umístila děj do Sargasového moře. Sem odnášejí neprozkoumané proudy vraky ztroskotaných lodí. Tak vznikne umělý ostrov, hřbitov a muzeum lodí, na němž tráví zvláštní život jeho obyvatelé. Dojde tu ke konfliktu, vyvolanému touhou po zlatě a moci, který pro leckoho končí katastrofou. Rovnocennou složkou tohoto dobrodružného děje jsou popisy mořské zvířeny a starých lodí…

Автор: ěljajev Alexandr
Серия:
 
Operación «Dios cósmico»

Del libro «LA CAJA NEGRA», cuentos de ciencia ficción

Los autores: Yuriev, Varshavski, Bilenkin, Kolupaiev, Dnieprov

Editorial «Mir», Moscú, 1984

Автор: Bilenkin Dimitri
Серия: Aventuras de Polynov
 
Oryx and Crake

As the story opens, the narrator, who calls himself Snowman, is sleeping in a tree, wearing a dirty old bedsheet, mourning the loss of his beautiful and beloved Oryx and his best friend Crake, and slowly starving to death. In a world in which science-based corporations have recently taken mankind on an uncontrolled genetic-engineering ride, he now searches for supplies in a wasteland. Insects proliferate and pigoons and wolvogs ravage the Pleeblands, where ordinary people once lived, and the Compounds that sheltered the extraordinary. As he tries to piece together what has taken place, the narrative shifts to decades earlier. How did everything fall apart so quickly? Why is Snowman left with nothing but his bizarre memories—alone except for the more-than-perfect, green-eyed Children of Crake, who think of him as a kind of monster? He explores the answers to these questions in the double journey he takes—into his own past and back to Crake’s high-tech bubble dome, where the Paradice Project unfolded and the world came to grief.

Автор: Atwood Margaret
Серия:
 
Orașul damnat

Автор: țki Arkadi, țki Boris
Серия:
 
Автор: Nicholls Stan
Серия: Orcs
 
Olivier

Кое-кто из читателей нашел в романе "исторические неточности". Искренние соболезнования им. Ибо нет тут "исторических неточностей". И не может быть. Здесь все абсолютно так, как это могло бы быть на самом деле...

Автор:
Серия:
 
Olivier

Кое-кто из читателей нашел в романе «исторические неточности». Искренние соболезнования им. Ибо нет тут «исторических неточностей». И не может быть. Здесь все абсолютно так, как это могло бы быть на самом деле…

Автор: Merlin
Серия:
 
Orphan's Triumph

Extraterrestrial life has led Earth's population to the verge of extinction – and humanity's future hangs in the balance. It seems that only Jason Wander has the experience, and the guts, to do what must be done. But he will sure need some help…

Автор: Buettner Robert
Серия:
 
Orphanage

Mankind's first alien contact tears into Earth: projectiles launched from Jupiter's moon, Ganymede, have vaporized whole cities. Under siege, humanity gambles on one desperate counter strike. In a spacecraft scavenged from scraps and armed with Vietnam-era weapons, foot soldiers like 18-year-old Jason Wander - orphans that no one will miss - must dare man's first interplanetary voyage and invade Ganymede. They have one chance to attack, one ship to attack with - and their failure is our extinction.

Автор: Buettner Robert
Серия: Jason Wander
 
Orbitsville

When the young son of Elizabeth Lindstrom, the autocratic president of Starflight, falls to his death, Vance Garamond, a flickerwing commander, is the obvious target for Elizabeth’s grief and anger. She is not a forgiving employer and Garamond has no choice but to flee.

But fleeing Elizabeth’s wrath means leaving the Solar System behind for ever and hiding somewhere in deep space.

Pursued remorselessly by Earth’s space fleet, the ‘somewhere’ that Garamond discovers in an unimaginably vast, alien-built, spherical structure which could just change the destiny of the human race.

Orbitsville ranks alongside Larry Niven’s Ringworld and Arthur C. Clarke’s Rendezvous with Rama as one of the great imaginative constructs of SF. Deftly written, it powerfully conveys the immensity of space and the infinite possibilities it offers.

Автор: Shaw Bob
Серия: Orbitsville
 
Orbitsville Departure

A sequel to Orbitsville.

Alien beings, Ultrans, built an enormous sphere, millions of times the size of Earth, which contains its own sun as a trap for sentient beings of the universe. The artificial world attracts the world’s population to such an extent that soon Earth is a half-deserted historical curiosity. Scientist Garry Dallen learns of the Ultrans’ plans second before Orbitsville and its population are whisked millions of light years into outer space.

Автор: Shaw Bob
Серия: Orbitsville
 
Obiettivo Longtunnel

L'agente Flinx e il fedele minidrago Pip, chissà come, hanno la strana abitudine di trovarsi in mezzo a pericoli di ogni tipo, situazioni disperate o colossali intrighi da un angolo all'altro del Commonwealth Galattico; così, quando s'imbattono in una giovane donna che giace priva di sensi sulla riva di un fiume nella fitta giungla di Alaspin, Flinx non è molto sorpreso. E non si stupisce neppure di apprendere che la donna, Clarity Held, è in realtà una brillante scienziata, rapita chissà per quali motivi da un remoto avamposto sull'inospitale pianeta Longtunnel. Non c'è nulla di male nel prestare qualche attenzione a Clarity, anche se stavolta Flinx non ha nessuna intenzione di occuparsi del caso, perché ha finalmente deciso di pensare un po' a se stesso ed alla propria vita… ma Clarity è davvero attraente e poi il mistero che la circonda presenta dei lati interessanti... Tuttavia, mentre Flinx è alle prese con questo dilemma imprevisto, i rapitori di Clarity si rivelano per quello che in realtà sono: un gruppo di fanatici assassini che tramano in segreto e sarebbero disposti a tutto pur di arrestare le avanzate ricerche in corso sul remoto Longtunnel. Già, perché è questo pianeta, singolare e misterioso per più di una ragione, il vero cuore dell'enigma… Flinx a questo punto conosce benissimo i rischi che dovrà affrontare, ma ancora una volta è deciso ad andare fino in fondo.

L'ultima travolgente avventura di Flinx e del minidrago Pip nel fantastico universo del Commonwealth Galattico.

Автор: Foster Alan Dean
Серия: Cosmo, Pip e Flinx
 
Odnajdziesz się sam

Powieść ukraińskiego pisarza sf, wydana w oryginale w 1967 roku. Akcja rozgrywa się w środowisku cybernetyków, którzy wytwarzają ludzkie sobowtóry metodą powielania informacji w basenie z pierwotną materią organiczną. Mają z początku kłopoty, produkują martwe, identyczne ciała i pozbywają się ich, a milicja rozpoczyna śledztwo w sprawie morderstw w okolicy — no bo skoro są zwłoki?

Całość znakomicie napisana, sylwetki bohaterów wyraziste, nauka bez zarzutu. Czyta się wręcz jednym tchem i z przyjemnością.

Автор: Sawczenko ładimir
Серия:
 
Oblicze zła

Nareszcie Tiril ma szansę na spotkanie ze swą nieznaną matką. Ale czy księżna zaakceptuje islandzkiego czarnoksiężnika? Móri pragnie pojąć Tiril za żonę, czuje jednak, że nie ma do tego prawa. Tylko jego niewidzialni towarzysze z krainy zimnych cieni mogą mu pomóc w podjęciu decyzji.

Jednocześnie obojgu zagraża nieznana moc. Oblicze zła powoli wyłania się z mroku…

Автор: Sandemo Margit
Серия:
 
Ognisty Miecz

Dwaj działający niezależnie od siebie groźni prześladowcy starają się wydobyć od Dolga cudowny szafir. Obaj wiedzą, że pierworodny syn czarnoksiężnika Móriego ma możnych obrońców, dlatego postanawiają pojmać zakładnika i wymienić go na niebieski kamień. Wybór pada na Taran, dziewiętnastoletnią siostrę Dolga.

Nikt się nie orientuje, że Taran przydzielono nowego anioła stróża, opiekuna, który może ochronić ją przed wszystkim, tylko nie przed nią samą…

Автор: Sandemo Magrit
Серия:
 
Odd Girl Out

In this noir thriller set on the interstellar Quadrail, former government agent Frank Compton can't catch a break. After a successful mission against the Modhri, the coral polyp-based group mind that is attempting to take over the galaxy, Frank arrives at his New York apartment. A young woman is waiting for him, pointing a gun at his face. She tells him that someone on New Tigris is holding her ten-year-old sister. Compton takes her gun and orders her out, only to be rousted out of bed and accused of her brutal murder.

After Frank's ally Bruce McMicking posts his bail, Frank travels to New Tigris with his assistant, Bayta, and locates the sister, who is part of a key resistance group that is fighting the Modhri throughout the galaxy. Compton must get the girl to a hidden refuge planet via the Quadrail to ensure the continued efforts of the resistance. But can he do it before the Modhri gets to her first?

Compelling characters, hard-boiled sleuthing, and non-stop action make this a hard SF thriller that will grab the reader and not let go until the last page.

Автор: Zahn Timothy
Серия: Quadrail
 
One of Our Thursdays Is Missing

With the real Thursday Next missing, the "written" Thursday Next leaves her book to undertake an assignment for the Jurisfiction Accident Investigation Department, in Fforde's wild and wacky sixth BookWorld novel (after Thursday Next: First Among Sequels). As written Thursday Next finds herself playing roles intended for her real counterpart, BookWorld's elite try to deal with a border dispute between Racy Novel and Women's Fiction. It's not always possible to know where one is in BookWorld, which has been drastically remade, or in Fforde's book, which shares the madcap makeup of Alice in Wonderland, even borrowing Alice's dodo. Outrageous puns (e.g., a restaurant called Inn Uendo) and clever observations relating to the real book world (e.g., the inhabitants of "Vanity" island now prefer Self-Published or Collaborative) abound. Fforde's diabolical meshing of insight and humor makes a "mimefield" both frightening and funny, while the reader must traverse a volume that's a minefield of unexpected and amusing twists.

Серия: Thursday Next
 
Otchłań

Dwudziestoletnia Sol Angelica wybierała się w wielki świat. Nareszcie była wolna, nareszcie mogła zrealizować swoje marzenia i odszukać Wzgórze Czarownic, mogła też do woli czcić Księcia Ciemności. Ale Sol nie pochłaniały wyłącznie czary i zło. Miała w sobie również wiele ciepła i miłości. Dla swoich bliskich była gotowa ryzykować życiem, a nawet je poświęcić…

Автор: Sandemo Margit
Серия:
 
Odrobina Czułości

Walka z Tengelem Złym przerodziła się w śmiertelni niebezpieczny wyścig do Doliny Ludzi Lodu. Obie strony zmobilizowały wszystkie siły, by wyprzedzić przeciwnika. Tengel Zły wezwał na pomoc najokrutniejszych ze swych poddanych, ale i Ludzie Lodu mieli potężnych sojuszników.

A w samym środku tej walki Tova przeżyła swój pierwszy i być może jedyny romans w życiu…

Автор: Sandemo Margit
Серия:
 
Oset Wśród Róż

Kilkaset lat temu pięciu rycerzy zawarło brzemienny w skutki pakt. Od tamtej pory na ich rodach spoczęło przekleństwo. Pierworodni w każdym pokoleniu umierali w młodym wieku, nie dożywali dwudziestych piątych urodzin… Bracia Jordi i Antonio, wraz z Unni, Veslą i pozostałymi przyjaciółmi zabrali się, by przeczytać pochodzący z XVII wieku pamiętnik grzesznej Estelli. Mają nadzieję, że odnajdą w nim nowe informacje dotyczące ciążącego na rodach przekleństwa, chociaż Estella rozpisuje się głównie o swych erotycznych przygodach…

Автор: Sandemo Margit
Серия:
 
Автор: Caine Rachel
Серия: Weather Warden
 
Автор: Silverberg Robert
Серия:
 
Автор: Sheckley Robert
Серия:
 
Автор: Sheckley Robert
Серия:
 
Серия:
 
One Foot in the Grave

You can run from the grave, but you can't hide…

Half-vampire Cat Crawfield is now Special Agent Cat Crawfield, working for the government to rid the world of the rogue undead. She's still using everything Bones, her sexy and dangerous ex, taught her, but when Cat is targeted for assassination, the only man who can help her is the vampire she left behind.

Being around him awakens all her emotions, from the adrenaline kick of slaying vamps side by side to the reckless passion that consumed them. But a price on her head-wanted: dead or half-alive-means her survival depends on teaming up with Bones. And no matter how hard she tries to keep things professional between them, she'll find that desire lasts forever… and that Bones won't let her get away again.

Автор: Frost Jeaniene
Серия:
 
Out of the Sun

Also published as Out from the Sun.

From Robert Silverberg’s “Earthmen and Strangers” anthology, 1966:


Arthur C. Clarke is a true citizen of the world. Where he is at any given moment only his travel agent is likely to know: perhaps in New York conferring with his publishers, perhaps excavating sunken treasure off the coast of Ceylon, perhaps supervising the filming of a movie in London, perhaps studying the cored formations of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, perhaps watching a rocket blasting moonward from Cape Kennedy. He was born in England, but he is at home on any continent, and probably will be found sightseeing on Mars and Venus as soon as commercial service to those ports of call is inaugurated.

As an acknowledged master of science fiction, Clarke’s presence in any anthology is almost mandatory. He works within the great tradition of H. G. Wells, combining literary artistry with scientific accuracy to create stories of stirring wonder and breathtaking provocativeness. Here Clarke offers a fitting epilogue for this collection of stories of alien life: a glimpse of a life-form so incredibly strange that we poor mortals can barely begin to comprehend its nature.

Автор: Clarke Arthur C
Серия:
 
Origin

This is the third installment in Stephen Baxter’s Manifold trilogy. It sees Manifold regular Reid Malenfant and others once again dealing with possibilities of primate evolution in all forms and grappling with the Fermi Paradox. This time an artifact in the sky transports a select few individuals including Malenfant’s wife to a new red moon which has appeared in place of the moon we know. Blaming himself, Malenfant launches a one man mission to find his wife and solve the Fermi Paradox once and for all.

Автор: Baxter Stephen
Серия: Manifold
 
Автор:
Серия:
 
Omul din castelul înalt

Premiul Hugo 1963.

Автор: Dick Philip K
Серия:
 
Ostateczna diagnoza

Po zjedzeniu trującego owocu pessinith i upadku z wysokiego drzewa mały Hewlitt powinien być martwy. Przeżył, jednak cudowne ocalenie stało się początkiem koszmaru. Odtąd przez całe życie z jego organizmem dzieją się dziwne rzeczy, a kolejni lekarze sugerują hipochondrię i problemy psychiczne. Badania w Szpitalu Kosmicznym też zmierzają wyraźnie ku znienawidzonej przez Hewlitta diagnozie… dopóki nie okazuje się, że Ziemianin jest nosicielem wirusa, który może zagrozić całej Federacji.

James White (1928–1999) — genialny twórca SF. Współwydawca czasopism "Slant" i "Hyphen". Debiutował w "Astounding Science Fiction". Największą popularność przyniósł mu cykl powieści o medycynie kosmicznej. REBIS opublikował dotąd dziewięć tomów tego cyklu: Szpital Kosmiczny, Gwiezdny chirurg, Trudna operacja, Statek szpitalny, Sektor Dwunasty, Gwiezdny terapeuta, Stan zagrożenia, Lekarz dnia sądu i Galaktyczny smakosz.

Автор: White James
Серия: Szpital Kosmiczny
 
On Venus, Have We Got a Rabbi

Один из лучших научно-фантастических рассказов... и один из лучших переводов.

Автор: Tenn William
Серия:
 
Omega Squad: Odds

The story “Omega Squad: Odds” by Karen Traviss first appeared in Star Wars Insider Issue #87, in 2006.

Автор: Traviss Karen
Серия: Republic Commando
 
Omega Squad: Targets

The story “Omega Squad: Odds” by Karen Traviss first appeared in Star Wars Insider Issue #81, in 2005.

Автор: Traviss Karen
Серия: Republic Commando
 
One Human Minute

In three scathingly humorous reviews of not-yet-written books, Stanislaw Lem brings us insights into the life of the 21st century. “One Human Minute” summarizes the activities of every person on earth during a single minute. “The Upside-Down Evolution” depicts a battlefield devoid of human activity, where synthetic bugs—synsects—vie for supremacy. “The World as Cataclysm” unfolds the universe as a crooked roulette wheel, where cosmic catastrophe prevails over orderly evolution. All reflect the speculative imagination and dark humor that have made Lem a grand master of the science fiction genre.

"It is exhilarating to watch Lem building his argument… a splendid performance by a powerful mind."

— Robert Silverberg, San Francisco Chronicle
Автор: Lem Stanislaw
Серия:
 
One Grave at a Time

The grave is one wrong step away.

Having narrowly averted an (under)world war, Cat Crawfield wants nothing more than a little downtime with her vampire husband, Bones. Unfortunately, her gift from New Orleans' voodoo queen just keeps on giving—leading to a personal favor that sends them into battle once again, this time against a villainous spirit.

Centuries ago, Heinrich Kramer was a witch hunter. Now, every All Hallows Eve, he takes physical form to torture innocent women before burning them alive. This year, however, a determined Cat and Bones must risk all to send him back to the other side of eternity—forever. But how do you kill a killer who's already long dead?

Автор: Frost Jeaniene
Серия: Night Huntress
 
Orion e la morte del tempo

Orion non è un uomo come tutti gli altri: tanto per cominciare, è immortale. Scelto dai Creatori per essere il loro campione nei frangenti più pericolosi e contro nemici insidiosissimi, è costretto ad andare alla deriva nel tempo per battersi contro i pericoli che si annidano in epoche e secoli nascosti. Insieme ad Anya, una ragazza che condivide la sua sorte, è costretto questa volta a lottare non solo contro le forze ostili ai Creatori, gli enigmatici esseri che reggono le fila del suo destino, ma contro i Creatori stessi per riconquistare la libertà. E la partita si decide in un’era lontanissima, dove la morte del tempo non è più metafora ma realtà.

Автор: Bova Ben
Серия: Orion (it)
 
Orion tra le stelle

`ORION — il semidio la cui sorte è crudelmente manipolatadai Signori del cosmo — viene scagliato in un futuro lontanissimo denso di insidie: in quel particolare segmento dello spazio-tempo è infatti in corso una ferocissima guerra spaziale fra le razze di discendenza terrestre e le più feroci creature dei mondi alieni. Al comando di una guarnigione di terrestri pronti a tutto, John O’Ryan alias ORION comincia la sua ltta disperata. Resta un solo interrogativo: a chi gioverà questa ennesima guerra?

Автор: Bova Ben
Серия: Urania, Orion (it)
 
O oitavo mago

Segundo uma lei natural do Discworld — o universo fantástico criado por Terry Pratchtt — o oitavo filho de um mago seria fonticeiro, um homem com poderes mágicos infinitos, fatais para o mundo. Por isso os magos eram proibidos de se casar e procriar. Mas Ipslore se apaixona, é expulso da Universidade invisível e tem oito filhos. Como vingança, o mago guia os passos de seu filho para juntos dominarem o mundo. E assim começa a grande guerra da Magia…

Автор: Pratchett Terry
Серия: Discworld (pt)
 
Outlaw of Gor

Tarl Cabot's long exile was over. Again he was back on Gor, the strange world of counter earth, where he had once been the proudest warrior and mightiest Tarnsman of that savage planet.

But nothing was as it had been. His home city Ko-Ro-Ba was destroyed, razed until not one stone remained standing. His beautiful mate Talena, was dead or vanished. His family and friends where scattered across the globe.

And Cabot was now declared a outlaw, with all men ordered to kill him on sight. His only chance was to find the strange Priest-Kings who ruled Gor and to submit himself to them.

But Tarl Cabot was not about to submit!

Автор: Norman John
 
Outlaw of Gor

Tarl Cabot's long exile was over. Again he was back on Gor, the strange world of counter earth, where he had once been the proudest warrior and mightiest Tarnsman of that savage planet.

But nothing was as it had been. His home city Ko-Ro-Ba was destroyed, razed until not one stone remained standing. His beautiful mate Talena, was dead or vanished. His family and friends where scattered across the globe.

And Cabot was now declared a outlaw, with all men ordered to kill him on sight. His only chance was to find the strange Priest-Kings who ruled Gor and to submit himself to them.

But Tarl Cabot was not about to submit!

Автор: Norman John
 
Outlaw of Gor

In this second volume of the Gorean Series, Tarl Cabot finds himself transported back to Counter-Earth from the sedate life he knows as a history professor on Earth.

He is glad to be back in his role as a dominant warrior and back in the arms of his true love. Yet, Tarl finds that his name on Gor has been tainted, his city defiled and all those he loves have been made into outcasts. He is no longer in the position of a proud warrior, but an outlaw for whom the simplest answers must come at a high price. He wonders why the Priest Kings have called him back to Gor, and if it is only to render him powerless.

Автор: Норман Джон
 
Obydleny ostrov

Na planetě Sarakš přistane průzkumné kosmické plavidlo ze Země. Jeho posádku tvoří jediný muž, mladík jménem Maxim Kammerer. Povoláním je progresor, tedy člověk, který zkoumá vývoj jednotlivých objevených civilizací a pokud je to možné, snaží se do tohoto vývoje citlivě zasáhnout tak, aby se ona civilizace vyhnula katastrofám, jakými museli ve svých dějinách projít Pozemšťané. Jeho loď je však okamžitě po přistání zničena a on se ocitá sám na světě, který je ovládán celoplanetárním šílenstvím. Bratři Strugačtí se zkrátka také v Obydleném ostrově zabývají svou oblíbenou myšlenkou oprávněnosti vývozu revoluce či třeba jen intelektuální zkušenosti. A tak je Maxim na konci románu překvapen, že jeho počínání na Sarakši ani zdaleka nebylo tak správné a v pořádku, jak si po celou dobu sám představoval.

Серия:
 
Автор: Asimov Isaac
Серия:
 
Oblázek na obloze

Popularita seriálu Nadace, galaktické kroniky obrovského Impéria, přiměla jeho tvůrce k napsání dalších třech příběhů, které jsou jeho součástí. Prvním z nich je OBLÁZEKNA OBLOZE Po letech výbojů završil Trantor svoje úsilí, když vybudoval Galaktické impérium. Ovládl všech 200 milionů obydlených planet galaxie — až na jedinou.

Malou, zapadlou planetu jménem Země, na níž lidé snili mytické, trpké sny o své velké minulosti…

Автор: Asimov Isaac
Серия:
 
Автор: Lem ław
Серия:
 
Opowieści o pilocie Pirxie

Bohaterem dziesięciu opowiadań składających się na tę klasykę nurtu science fiction jest Pirx — początkowo astronauta-kadet, później pilot, nawigator, komandor. W kolejnych historiach obserwujemy kolejne etapy jego kariery.

Автор: Lem ław
Серия:
 
Ostří břitvy

Do románu Lezvije britvy (Ostří břitvy, 1964; č. 1967) vložil autor množství hypotéz z oboru biologie, psychologie, etiky, estetiky atd.

Dobrodružný román nabízející exotiku, tajemství a napětí. Příběh, jehož děj je motivován honbou za černou korunou — starobylou památkou indické země. Napínavé vyprávění o cestě skupiny dobrodruhů, kteří se snaží indický poklad nezákonně získat a dostávají se na této cestě až do ticha indických klášterů..

Автор: Jefremov Ivan
Серия:
 
Obsesión espacial

A causa de la Contracción de Fitzgerald, el viajero del espacio no podía volver a vivir normalmente en la Tierra. Sus viajes duraban años terrestre pero, para los tripulantes de las naves sólo significaban semanas. Cuando regresaban a la Tierra, todo era diferente. Tuvieron que fundar una comunidad de hombres del espacio y convertir sus naves en su único hogar.

Sin embargo, no todos los astronautas estaban satisfechos de su existencia. A Allan Donell le gustaba el espacio y era feliz en su nave, pero su hermano gemelo, Steve, había desertado. El hecho había ocurrido pocas semanas antes, pero ahora Steve, ya tendría veintiséis años y Allan sólo diecisiete.

Eso preocupó a Allan. Quería recuperar a su hermano y encontrar el secreto de la Hiperpropulsi6n de Cavour que, sin duda, estaba escondido en alguna parte de la Tierra y que permitiría al hombre llegar a las estrellas en poquísimo tiempo y eliminaría las diferencias entre el hombre del espacio y el de la Tierra.

Por eso también abandonó la nave. Su hermano y la Hiperpropulsión de Cavour se convirtieron en una obsesión y su búsqueda se convirtió en una terrible aventura en lo que para él, era hostil escenario: la Tierra.

Автор: Silverberg Robert
Серия:
 
O Feiticeiro e a Sombra

Numa terra longínqua chamada Terramar vive o maior de todos os arquimagos. O seu nome é Gued, mas há muito tempo atrás, ele era um jovem chamado Gavião, um ser estranho, irrequieto e sedento de poder e sabedoria, que se tornou aprendiz de feiticeiro. Neste livro conta-se a história da sua iniciação no mundo da magia e dos desafios que teve que superar depois de ter profanado antigos segredos e libertado uma negra e pérfida sombra sobre o mundo. Aprendeu a usar as palavras que libertavam poder mágico, domou um dragão de tempos imemoriais e teve que atravessar perigos de morte para manter o equilíbrio de Terramar. No meio de um suspense quase insustentável, de encontros místicos, de amizades inquebrantáveis, de sábios poderosos e de forças tenebrosas do reino das trevas e da morte, Gued não pode vacilar, qualquer fraqueza sua fará perigar o equilíbrio que sustenta o mundo… e a sombra maléfica que ele libertou, gélida e silenciosa, só está à espera desse momento para devastar, com as suas asas negras, o mundo inteiro.

Автор: Le Guin Ursula K
Серия: Terramar (pt)
 
Os Túmulos de Atuan

O universo destas narrativas envolve-nos, desde o princípio, numa atmosfera mágica e deveras inquietante. Este segundo volume é uma obra onde impera o suspense, os encontros místicos, os horrores inomináveis, mas também o sentido de humor. É neste cenário que os destinos dos heróis, Tenar e Gued, irão entrecruzar-se. Tenar, a grande sacerdotisa, é uma criança que foi despojada da própria identidade e afastada da família para se dedicar ís entidades do além: Aqueles-Que-Não-Têm-Nome, as forças misteriosas dos túmulos de Atuan. Gued, o jovem feiticeiro, é o bravo herói que arrisca a vida no labirinto proibido em busca do grande tesouro, o famoso Anel de Erreth-Akbe. Ao mesmo tempo, é também sua missão libertar Tenar daquele local tenebroso.

Автор: Le Guin Ursula K
Серия: Terramar (pt)
 
Occhi d'ambra

Un magnifico, suggestivo ritratto di una civiltà aliena su un mondo alieno (inabitabile per i terrestri), e delle straordinarie possibilità e risultati dei tentativi di comunicazione tra due mentalità mutualmente esclusive.


Vincitore del premio Hugo per il miglior racconto (Novelette) in 1978.

Автор: Vinge Joan
Серия:
 
Oltre la follia

Questo è uno dei migliori romanzi brevi apparsi sulla gloriosa e purtroppo defunta «Galaxy». Wyman Guin, che esordì nel 1951 con questo bizzarro e convincente ritratto di un mondo di schizofrenia universale, produsse, nei successivi dieci anni, soltanto cinque o sei altri racconti, scomparendo poi senza lasciare tracce nell’oblio più completo. Peccato, perché aveva davvero delle qualità, come potrete constatare leggendo questa originalissima vicenda.

Автор: Guin Wyman
Серия:
 
Автор: Varley John
Серия:
 
Автор: Sheckley Robert
Серия:
 
Автор: Sheckley Robert
Серия:
 
Other Earths

one world among many…eleven stories about them all

What if Lincoln never became president, and the Civil War never took place? What if Columbus never discovered America, and the Inca developed a massive, technologicallyadvanced empire? What if magic was real and a half-faerie queen ruled England? What if an author discovered a book written by an alternate version of himself?

These are just some of the possible pathways that readers can take to explore the Other Earths that may be waiting just one page away.

Серия:
 
Автор: Sheckley Robert
Серия:
 
Автор: Sheckley Robert
Серия:
 
Автор: Martin George RR
Серия: Wild Cards
 
Автор: Tenn William
Серия:
 
Автор: Bull Emma
Серия:
 
Ostatnia Odzywka

Dawno, dawno temu czarna magia zniszczyła Fisher Kinga Bugsy Siegela. Jałową ziemią Las Vegas zaczął władać nowy król. Przed dwudziestoma laty Scott Crane, jednooki hazardzista, przegrał ciało i duszę podczas dziwacznej gry w karty, która toczyła się na środku jeziora Mead. Zwycięzca przychodzi teraz, by odebrać wygraną.

Автор: Powers Tim
Серия:
 
Options

Options is a 1975 absurdist science fiction novel by Robert Sheckley.

The story is ostensibly about a marooned space traveller's attempt to get a spare part for his starship, the Intrepid III. He has a robotic guard, programmed to guard him against all planetary dangers. But soon he discovers that the robot has not been programmed for the planet where they are, with comic results. However, the narrative later descends into a mass of diversions, non-sequiturs and meditations on the nature of authorship. Eventually the diversions take over the book to the extent that the author openly introduces an increasingly bizarre succession of deus ex machina in an attempt to get the novel back on track, but eventually admits defeat.

Автор: Sheckley Robert
Серия:
 
Oath of Swords

Whom the gods would recruit, they first tick off...Our Hero: The unlikely Paladin, Bahzell Bahnakson of the Horse Stealer Hradani. He's no knight in shining armor. He's a hradani, a race known for their uncontrollable rages, bloodthirsty tendencies, and inability to maintain civilized conduct. None of the other Five Races of man like the hradani. Besides his ethnic burden, Bahzell has problems of his own to deal with: a violated hostage bond, a vengeful prince, a price on his head. He doesn't want to mess with anybody else's problems, let alone a god's. Let alone the War God's! So how does he end up a thousand leagues from home, neck-deep in political intrigue, assassins, demons, psionicists, evil sorcery, white sorcery, dark gods, good gods, bad poets, greedy landlords, and most of Bortalik Bay? Well, it's all the War God's fault....

Автор: Weber David
Серия: War God
 
Odyssey

Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchinson's fifth adventure opens with the former starship pilot deskbound at the Academy (the twenty-third-century equivalent of NASA), which is facing catastrophic cuts to the space program. In a media campaign led by Hutch's old friend, acerbic newspaper editor Gregory MacAllister, pundits and politicians alike argue that the program's money would be better spent on the earthbound threats of global warming and disease. Perhaps not coincidentally, humans everywhere from Earth to Ophiuchi begin witnessing repeated visitations from "moonriders" (apparently alien spherical spacecraft), and they prompt an Academy investigative mission. To humor Hutch and grab a good story, MacAllister joins a spacebound team including a celebrated pilot and a senator's daughter. When the moonriders apparently redirect a few asteroids to destroy an orbiting hotel and narrowly bypass Earth, suspicions begin to emerge that the moonriders--and certain members of the Academy--may not be what they seem to be. McDevitt's energetic, character-driven prose serves double duty by exploring Earth's future political climate and forecasting the potential dangers awaiting humanity among the stars.

 
Omega

Having mastered the big, sprawling adventure stories called space opera in books like Chindi, McDevitt extends the form in this feel-good SF novel that earns its hopeful conclusion. Priscilla «Hutch» Hutchens, heroine of several of McDevitt's previous novels, has had a full career as a space pilot and is now administrator of the government agency in charge of space research. Like most people, she's only mildly concerned with the long-range threat of the omega clouds, masses of energy floating through the universe that detect and pulverize artificial structures (and the intelligent creatures that live in them). After all, the cloud headed for Earth is 900 years away. This situation changes when a charmingly innocent young alien race is discovered just a few months before a cloud will obliterate it. Hutch has to juggle resources to save the cute creatures, at the same concealing the human intervention in order not to disrupt the alien civilization's development. The cloud's implacable threat keeps the action tightly focused, though the story shifts viewpoint frequently to show crowds of people committing themselves to different aspects of the mission. Part of the rescue effort involves spaceships and gadgets, but the most serious part depends on human intelligence and passion. McDevitt is very good at imagining strange challenges-and at picturing humans coping when things don't work out as planned. His characters succeed in imposing their compassion on the void.

 
O fim da eternidade

Andrew Harlan é um Eterno: membro da classe dominante do futuro. Seu trabalho é viajar pelos séculos monitorando e alterando realidades, corrigindo assim os erros dos homens. A humanidade estava a salvo. Até que Harlan comete o pior dos pecados: apaixona-se. Tido como um de seus melhores trabalhos, este clássico nos mostra mais uma vez por que Asimov é considerado o grande mestre da ficção científica moderna.

Автор: Asimov Isaac
Серия:
 
Oveja mansa

Sandra Foster estudia las modas, desde las muñecas Barbie hasta el grunge : cómo empiezan y qué significan. Bennett O'Reilly es un especialista en teoría del caos que observa la conducta de un grupo de monos. Aunque ambos trabajan para la corporación Hitek, no se conocen hasta el día que se produce un error en la entrega de un paquete. Es un momento de sincronía que les sumerge en un sistema caótico propio con todo tipo de equívocos, una beca de investigación de un millón de dólares, café con leche, tatuajes, pelo corto, y una serie de coincidencias que dejan a Bennett sin monos, sin dinero y casi sin trabajo.

Sandra acude al rescate aportando un rebaño de ovejas y una idea para un nuevo proyecto conjunto. ¿Qué otro animal podría ilustrar mejor la teoría del caos y la mentalidad de rebaño que tan a menudo caracteriza la conducta humana y su aceptación de las modas? Pero los descubrimientos científicos rara vez son directos y nunca resultan simples. Los contratiempos y desastres, los corazones rotos y los callejones sin salida abundan. Y las posibles soluciones son escasas.

Seis premios Nebula, cinco premios Hugo y el John W. Campbell Memorial en menos de diez años avalan la expcepcional habilidad narrativa de una de las mejores e inteligentes voces de la moderna ciencia ficción. Oveja mansa, construida como un divertimento en clave de comedia, es al mismo tiempo una penetrante reflexión sobre el mundo de la moda y el de la ciencia. Una obra insólita a la altura de El libro del día del juicio final y Remake.

Автор: Willis Connie
Серия: NOVA ciencia ficción
 
Os Robinsons do Cosmos

Após uma colisão interplanetária, um pequeno pedaço da Terra (exatamente um pequeno pedaço da França) se translada de nosso globo e se crava sobre um planeta desconhecido com seus habitantes, seus animais, suas casas, seus campos, suas árvores… E certamente, a vida contínua. Mas é necessário explorar este novo mundo, batizado Tellus; os descobrimentos mais assombrosos esperam os Robinsons do Cosmos. Há seres que pensam sobre Tellus que têm práticas, uma língua, cujo espírito funciona como o nosso, mas cujo aspecto é incrível. Há também monstros de pesadelo, lembrando os mastodontes pré-históricos. É este descobrimento progressivo de um novo universo, ao mesmo tempo que o estabelecimento de uma civilização nova que diz de uma maneira pasionante Francis Carsac. Sua novela é um certamente dos melhores livros de «Ciência ficção» escritos por um Francês e publicados na França. Pela amplitude da concepção, a sutileza, e inclusive a poesia, pode competir com as admiráveis obras do grande escritor inglês R.S. Lewis, cujos não se tem não esquecido o famoso Silêncio da Terra parecido nesta coleção.

Автор: Carsac Francis
Серия:
 
Os Robinsons do Cosmos

Após uma colisão interplanetária, um pequeno pedaço da Terra (exatamente um pequeno pedaço da França) se translada de nosso globo e se crava sobre um planeta desconhecido com seus habitantes, seus animais, suas casas, seus campos, suas árvores… E certamente, a vida contínua. Mas é necessário explorar este novo mundo, batizado Tellus; os descobrimentos mais assombrosos esperam os Robinsons do Cosmos. Há seres que pensam sobre Tellus que têm práticas, uma língua, cujo espírito funciona como o nosso, mas cujo aspecto é incrível. Há também monstros de pesadelo, lembrando os mastodontes pré-históricos. É este descobrimento progressivo de um novo universo, ao mesmo tempo que o estabelecimento de uma civilização nova que diz de uma maneira pasionante Francis Carsac. Sua novela é um certamente dos melhores livros de «Ciência ficção» escritos por um Francês e publicados na França. Pela amplitude da concepção, a sutileza, e inclusive a poesia, pode competir com as admiráveis obras do grande escritor inglês R.S. Lewis, cujos não se tem não esquecido o famoso Silêncio da Terra parecido nesta coleção.

Автор: Carsac Francis
Серия:
 
On The Prowl

These all-new paranormal romances from today's hottest authors feature a female werewolf who comes into her own; a Lord who crosses paths with a fiery mage; a mixed-blood Child of the Moon who faces an uncertain future; and a woman whose sixth sense proves to be a dangerous talent.

Серия:
 
On The Prowl

These all-new paranormal romances from today's hottest authors feature a female werewolf who comes into her own; a Lord who crosses paths with a fiery mage; a mixed-blood Child of the Moon who faces an uncertain future; and a woman whose sixth sense proves to be a dangerous talent.

Серия:
 
Orașul și stelele

Orașul stătea precum un giuvaer strălucitor pe pieptul deșertului. Cîndva cunoscuse tot felul de schimbări și transformări, însă acum Timpul trecea pe lîngă el fără să-l atingă. Nopţile și zilele goneau peste chipul pustiului, dar pe străzile Diasparului era veșnic după-amiază, iar seara nu pogora nicicînd. Nopţile lungi ale iernii puteau bruma nisipul, îngheţînd ultimele picături din aerul rarefiat al Pămîntului —totuși orașul nu cunoștea nici arșiţa, nici gerul. Nu avea nici un contact cu lumea din exteriorul lui; era un univers închis în sine.

Oamenii clădiseră și pînă atunci orașe, dar niciodată unul ca acesta. Unele duraseră veacuri, altele milenii, înainte ca timpul să le șteargă pînă și numele. Singur Diaspar sfidase Eternitatea, apărîndu-se împotriva eroziunii lente a epocilor, împotriva năruirii și a ruginei…

Автор: Clarke Arthur C
Серия:
 
Автор: Thomsen Brian
Серия:
 
Okno w nieskończoność

Prezentowany wybór rosyjskiej i radzieckiej fantastyki naukowej jest jedną z wielu możliwości przekazania naszym Czytelnikom ogromnej i zróżnicowanej sfery literatury pięknej, będącej w swojej istocie następstwem rewolucji naukowo-technicznej. Nawet taki wybór, siłą rzeczy zawężony do gatunków tzw. małej prozy fantastyczno-naukowej (opowieść, opowiadanie, nowela), oraz do jednej tylko literatury radzieckiej, mianowicie rosyjskiej, jest wszakże jakby konturem lub szkicem rozwoju tego obszaru literatury od zarania fantastyki naukowej do naszej współczesności. Należy się spodziewać, że Czytelnik polski dojrzy także w antologii "Okno w nieskończoność" najważniejsze tendencje współczesnej radzieckiej fantastyki naukowej. Wszystkie jej kierunki sprowadzają się bowiem do wszechstronnego i dogłębnego studium człowieka — nie do naukowo-technicznych aspektów rewolucji naukowo-technicznej, lecz do problemów społeczno-psychologicznych.

Серия:
 
Otros días, otros ojos

El “vidrio lento” es un cristal que absorbe poco a poco la luz de los sucesos que ocurren delante de él, los cuales resultan visibles meses o años después.

A partir de esta idea, Bob Shaw construye una excelente y a la vez original novela. La profética visión de lo que podría ser un invento de estas características y la problemática social de su uso, desde el crimen casi perfecto hasta la verificación por parte de la justicia al cabo de cinco años— hacen de esta novela una obra maestra de ciencia ficción en el mas puro sentido de la palabra.

Автор: Shaw Bob
Серия:
 
On the Oceans of Eternity

In the bestselling Island in the Sea of Time, 20th-century Nantucket was inexplicably hurled back to the Bronze Age. In the sequel, Against the Tide of Years, the villainous renegade William Walker introduced muskets, cannon, and other deadly anachronisms to Odysseus's Greece, making himself king and positioning himself to overthrow the democratic Republic of Nantucket and destroy his archenemy, Commodore Marian Alston. Now, in the trilogy's rousing conclusion, On the Oceans of Eternity, Walker's powerful army conquers Troy and invades Babylon, Nantucket's last great ally, as Walker's blood brother, the king of Tartessos, blocks Commodore Alston's Nantucket navy at the straits of Gibraltar. If Nantucket's tiny forces cannot defeat Walker's army and allies, the world will be plunged into a Dark Age bleaker and more devastating than any known in our history.

Автор: Stirling S M
Серия:
 
Автор: Kaye Marilyn
Серия: Gifted
 
On Midnight Wings

A DESPERATE SEARCH. A DARK AND DANGEROUS JOURNEY. AND EVERY STEP COULD DESTROY EVERYONE DANTE LOVES.

ONLY ONE MORTAL WOMAN CAN SAVE HIM . . .

As Dante Baptiste’s true identity as both True Blood and Fallen ripples throughout New Orleans, he and Heather struggle for their lives against different foes, fighting their way back to each other. To free herself from her father’s treachery, Heather accepts help from an ally–and steps into even greater danger. Dante, lost to his brutal past, wavers between his own sense of self and the Bad Seed-programmed S that lurks within, between the never-ending Road and the Great Destroyer. And the danger of becoming both.

. . . UNLESS THE FALLEN REACH HIM FIRST.

Lucien searches frantically for the lovers, all too aware that time is running out. Dark forces continue to gather, eager to possess and manipulate the young vampire for their own ends. The fate of mortals, nightkind, and the Fallen pivots around Dante as he struggles to piece together his shattered psyche and gain control of his power before he rips all three worlds asunder.

Автор: Phoenix Adrian
Серия: The Maker's Song
 
«One way ticket…»

Посвящается американскому астронавту Нилу Армстронгу, китайскому луноходу "Юйту" и беспородной русской собаке Лайке.

Серия:
 
Overkill
THE ZONE 5 • OVERKILL

A heavily armed NATO riverine force led by the Major Revells’ Special Combat Force uses the Elbe to try and relieve the Warsaw Pact siege of Hamburg. Only partially successful the NATO troops must survive in the battered city until they can launch a breakout.

SYNOPSIS

The city of Hamburg has been surrounded by Warsaw Pact forces for a long time, a siege that is starving defenders and civilians alike. To relieve it NATO launches a riverine assault led by Major Revells’ Special Combat Force. A bitterly fought battle eventually delivers some relief to the city but then the enemy noose tightens again and there has to be another battle when the trapped relief force launches a no-holds-barred attempt at a breakout, employing weapons and vehicles scraped from any source. It is then they discover to just what depths the enemy have sunk in their desperation to maintain the encirclement.

PUBLISHED

First NEL Paperback Edition March 1982

First IMPRINT Publication E-Book Edition May 2005

First Revision IMPRINT Publications E-Book Edition April 2007

Автор: Rouch James
Серия: The Zone
 
Other Kingdoms

For over half a century, Richard Matheson has enthralled and terrified readers with such timeless classics as I Am Legend, The Incredible Shrinking Man, Duel, Somewhere in Time, and What Dreams May Come. Now the Grand Master returns with a bewitching tale of erotic suspense and enchantment….

1918. A young American soldier, recently wounded in the Great War, Alex White comes to Gatford to escape his troubled past. The pastoral English village seems the perfect spot to heal his wounded body and soul. True, the neighboring woods are said to be haunted by capricious, even malevolent spirits, but surely those are just old wives’ tales.

Aren’t they?

A frightening encounter in the forest leads Alex into the arms of Magda Variel, an alluring red-haired widow rumored to be a witch. She warns him to steer clear of the wood and the perilous faerie kingdom it borders, but Alex cannot help himself. Drawn to its verdant mysteries, he finds love, danger… and wonders that will forever change his view of the world.

Other Kingdoms casts a magical spell, as conjured by a truly legendary storyteller.

Автор: Matheson Richard
Серия:
 
Other Kingdoms

For over half a century, Richard Matheson has enthralled and terrified readers with such timeless classics as I Am Legend, The Incredible Shrinking Man, Duel, Somewhere in Time, and What Dreams May Come. Now the Grand Master returns with a bewitching tale of erotic suspense and enchantment….

1918. A young American soldier, recently wounded in the Great War, Alex White comes to Gatford to escape his troubled past. The pastoral English village seems the perfect spot to heal his wounded body and soul. True, the neighboring woods are said to be haunted by capricious, even malevolent spirits, but surely those are just old wives’ tales.

Aren’t they?

A frightening encounter in the forest leads Alex into the arms of Magda Variel, an alluring red-haired widow rumored to be a witch. She warns him to steer clear of the wood and the perilous faerie kingdom it borders, but Alex cannot help himself. Drawn to its verdant mysteries, he finds love, danger… and wonders that will forever change his view of the world.

Other Kingdoms casts a magical spell, as conjured by a truly legendary storyteller.

Автор: Matheson Richard
Серия:
 
Автор: Rasch Carlos
Серия:
 
Overlord

In Overlord, the stunning conclusion to the trilogy within the Event Group series that began with Event and continued with Legacy (fans' favorite titles), a time of war is upon humanity. The plans of a million years are finally ready for what has always been coming — Armageddon. Finally, the first move is set in motion and the assassinations begin, eliminating the leadership and consolidating military control of the seas and airspace of the world’s most powerful nations. Only one element in the arsenal of the world can possibly give the Earth a fighting chance at survival — a tiny being that has already saved the world once in the Arizona desert is now called upon to outthink his former masters.

The one entity on the planet that refuses to accept the inevitable defeat of humankind, The Event Group, is suffering from losses of military personnel and being torn apart by internal conflict. The Group also faces a threat that may be far more dangerous to Earth’s survival than the attacks from deep space — their old enemies have returned to take revenge and the worst fears of Department 5656 are realized — a breach in security allows intruders to get at the secrets inside the complex in Nevada. As the war wages on, countries fall, nations fight to the last man, and the fate of planet depends on a few good men and women in this action-packed thrill ride from New York Times bestselling author David Golemon.

Автор: Golemon David L
Серия: Event Group Thriller
 
Автор: Sawyer Robert J
Серия:
 
Odważny

Beznadziejna wojna pomiędzy Sojuszem a Światami Syndykatu trwa już od stu lat. Losy tego konfliktu odmienić miało odnalezienie kapitana Johna „Black Jacka” Geary’ego. Czy legendarny dowódca, wybudzony po dziesięcioleciach hibernacji, zdoła ocalić flotę Sojuszu przed bezlitosnym wrogiem? Po serii krwawych starć Sojusz utracił większość zapasów i znaczną część sprawności bojowej. Geary, pomimo dręczących go niepokojów, musi zatrzymać się w systemie Baldura, aby zdobyć potrzebne surowce w tamtejszych kopalniach. Jaki będzie jego następny ruch? Syndycy zaczynają rozgryzać strategię komodora i uciekająca flota z każdym skokiem traci przewagę nad wrogiem. W miarę zagłębiania się w raporty wywiadu Geary odkrywa kolejną prawdę: w tej wojnie nie chodzi tylko o starcie dwóch systemów wartości. Na planszy znajduje się także trzeci — kto wie — czy nie znacznie niebezpieczniejszy gracz, którego celem jest unicestwienie rodzaju ludzkiego…

Автор: Campbell Jack
Серия: Zaginiona flota
 
Outpost

They took the job to ESCAPE THE WORLD.

They didn’t expect the WORLD TO END.

Kasker Rampart: a derelict refinery platform moored in the Arctic Ocean. A skeleton crew of fifteen fight boredom and despair as they wait for a relief ship to take them home.

But the world beyond their frozen wasteland has gone to hell. Cities lie ravaged by a global pandemic. One by one TV channels die, replaced by silent wavebands.

The Rampart crew are marooned. They must survive the long Arctic winter, then make their way home alone. They battle starvation and hypothermia, unaware that the deadly contagion that has devastated the world is heading their way…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7b3Rh_wzhxQ

Автор: Baker Adam
Серия: , Outpost
 
Outpost

They took the job to ESCAPE THE WORLD.

They didn’t expect the WORLD TO END.

Kasker Rampart: a derelict refinery platform moored in the Arctic Ocean. A skeleton crew of fifteen fight boredom and despair as they wait for a relief ship to take them home.

But the world beyond their frozen wasteland has gone to hell. Cities lie ravaged by a global pandemic. One by one TV channels die, replaced by silent wavebands.

The Rampart crew are marooned. They must survive the long Arctic winter, then make their way home alone. They battle starvation and hypothermia, unaware that the deadly contagion that has devastated the world is heading their way…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7b3Rh_wzhxQ

Автор: Baker Adam
Серия: , Outpost
 
Автор: Anderson Poul
Серия:
 
Автор: Jordan Robert
Серия: Koło czasu
 
Автор: Jordan Robert
Серия: Kolo Času
 
Автор: Jordan Robert
Серия: Kolo Času
 
Автор: Jordan Robert
Серия: A Roda do Tempo
 
Автор: Олдридж Рэй
Серия:
 
Автор: Sawyer Robert J
Серия:
 
Автор: Silverberg Robert
Серия:
 
Автор: Silverberg Robert
Серия:
 
Oracle

Sometimes, knowing the future is not enough…. For more than a millennium, the Oracle of Delphi guided kings and conquerors with stunningly accurate visions of the future. But, with the rise of a new God, the Oracle faded from memory. Now, the power of the Oracle is about change the world once more.

While excavating a previously uncharted passage beneath the ancient city of Teotihuacan, archaeologist Jade Ihara makes a startling discovery: enormous stone spheres, arranged to resemble a model of the solar system, slowly orbiting a golden sun. Even more fantastic, when Jade attempts to move one of the spheres, she catches a glimpse of the future… a premonition that will save her life and launch her into a desperate race to unlock the mysterious secret of the oracular orbs. Jade is accompanied by her old friend, former Navy SEAL Pete “Professor” Chapman, and pursued by a relentless secret society intent on burying the secret of the Oracle forever.

Return to the world of the Dane Maddock Adventures in the first book of a thrilling new series, as Jade crosses the globe in pursuit of the secret of the Oracle.

Автор: Ellis Sean, Wood David
Серия: Jade Ihara Adventures
 
Operation Anadyr

The Cuban Missiles Crisis didn’t end peacefully and the 'swinging sixties' didn't happen. On Saturday 27th October 1962 American and Soviet geopolitical brinkmanship resulted in the most terrible war in human history. The forever changed world that remained when the thermonuclear fires had burned themselves out is the world of ‘Timeline 10/27/62’.


‘Operation Anadyr’ is Book 1 of the alternative history series Timeline 10/27/62.


‘Operation Anadyr’ is about the first hours of that alternative history of the world. It is about living through the cataclysm, and wondering how it happened. How did the unthinkable happen? How could our leaders let it happen? How does one quantify the magnitude of the disaster? And what of the survivors living with the aftermath of a world gone mad? ‘Operation Anadyr’ confronts these questions. In ‘Operation Anadyr’ the anatomy of the disaster is writ plain and the men and women who survive it begin to find their voices.

Автор: Philip James
Серия: Timeline: 10/27/62
 
One Good Juror

Long-time Asimov’s contributor Mary Rosenblum joins newcomer James Sarafin in a mesmerizing look at what “One Good Juror” can mean to a plaintiff. The story was the result of a conversation about justice versus the law, both in the present and in the future. Ms. Rosenblum thought the tale presented them with “an interesting opportunity to consider the evolution of our legal system.” Mr. Sarafin has worked as a civil trial lawyer in Alaska for the past fifteen years. Although the following tale is his first to appear in our pages, he currently has two other stories in our inventory.

Asimov’s Science Fiction, February, 1997.

Серия:
 
Overeating for a Worthy Cause

What people need and what they want are two different things—and neither can be ignored.

Автор: Dunn Linda J
Серия:
 
Out of the Waste Land

Some kinds of medicine can be administered in neat packages, from outside. Others…

Автор: Thompson W R
Серия:
 
Автор: DAmmassa Don
Серия:
 
Orphans of Eden

The most important questions seldom have easy answers…

Автор: Robinson Spider
Серия:
 
Our Share of Darkness

The faithful have usually left the details of theology to the professionals—and for some, technology is a new religion…

Автор: Dunn J R
Серия:
 
Our Ecstatic Days

In the waning summer days, a lake appears almost overnight in the middle of Los Angeles. Out of fear and love, a young single mother commits a desperate act: convinced that the lake means to take her small son from her, she determines to stop it and becomes the lake's Dominatrix-Oracle, "the Queen of the Zed Night." Acclaimed by many critics as Steve Erickson's greatest novel, Our Ecstatic Days takes place on the forbidden landscape of a defiant heart.

Автор: Erickson Steve
Серия:
 
Origin

For millennia it has lain there undiscovered. Now the time has come…

Research scientist Evelyn Edwards always knew the Antarctic held deep secrets but the discovery of a 40,000 year old body buried under the ice caps surpasses even her wildest expectations. But just as her team begins extracting the body the dream turns into a horrific nightmare as they are targeted for death by someone who wants to keep this secret buried. Evelyn barely escapes with her life…

On the run, alone and desperate, she turns to her ex-husband Matt Adams, a former member of an elite government unit, for help. Soon, they find themselves caught up in a frantic race against time, which takes them from Area 51 to the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, as they try to uncover the biggest conspiracy of all time before it's too late for everyone…

If mankind thought it knew its origins, the time has come to think again because its every belief is about to be challenged…

Автор: Brannan J T
Серия:
 
On the Ice Islands

While Greg Feeley is the author of The Oxygen Barons anti numerous essays and short stories, he tells us he has found himself “increasingly drawn to the novella form. My latest, ‘The Weighing of Ayre,’ has just been reprinted in The Year’s Best Science Fiction and is currently a nominee for the Theodore Sturgeon award.” In his marrow-chilling new tale of death and deception, Mr. Feeley reveals just how terribly cold it is to be stranded…?

Автор: Feeley Gregory
Серия:
 
Operation Desolation: The Case of the Anonymous Bank Defacement

A thought-provoking new short story from the acclaimed author of Zero Day and Trojan Horse.


Challenging Anonymous is like waving a red flag in front of a bull. But the CEO of a major investment firm has done just that, and now cyber security expert Jeff Aiken has to try to protect the company from its leader's mistakes. The timing couldn't be worse, as Jeff is scheduled to appear at a conference that has invited an Anonymous representative as well. And Jeff's about to discover that the hacker outfit plans to bring their fight offline — and into the real world.

Автор: Russinovich Mark
Серия:
 
Onça Pintada - решение любых проблем

Лейтенант морской пехоты Елена Смирнофф и не думала, что обычная перевозка десанта на новую базу подбросит какие-нибудь проблемы. Падение вертолета в джунгли, потеря любимого и столкновение со сверхъестественным круто изменили ее хорошо распланированную жизнь.Теперь она успешный адвокат и защищает интересы необычных клиентов: вервольфов и других оборотней.

 
Orbitsville Judgement

Orbitsville—scene of two of Bob Shaw’s novels—is a vast hollow world completely enclosing its sun and habitable across its entire inner surface. At the end of “Orbitsville Departure”, the whole world was shifted to an alternate universe and this book tells what happens next.

Автор: Shaw Bob
Серия:
 
Автор: Laumer Keith
Серия:
 
Outbound

Humans can be exceedingly rough on themselves and each other—and they can also be exceedingly resilient.

Автор: Torgersen Brad R
Серия:
 
Overlord (book 1)

The Undead King is the 1st light novel volume in the Overlord series. It was released on July 30, 2012. It details about Satoru Suzuki, whose game avatar known as Momonga, a player of YGGDRASIL suddenly finds his consciousness trapped in his avatar and all of the NPCs around him begins to gain sentience. He must struggle to find a way to survive this new world.

Автор: Kugane Maruyama
 
Overlord - Prologue

History of Ainz Ooal Gown creation and what happened before Nazaric was moved to the new world

Автор: Kugane Maruyama
Серия:
 
Overlord - Prologue

History of Ainz Ooal Gown guild creation and their glorious conquest of Great Tomb of Nazarick. This book is written after 9th volume, however actions described take place before volume 1.

Автор: Kugane Maruyama
Серия:
 
Overlord - Prologue

History of Ainz Ooal Gown guild creation and their glorious conquest of Great Tomb of Nazarick. This book is written after 9th volume, however actions described take place before volume 1.

Автор: Kugane Maruyama
Серия:
 
Oath of Gold

Paksenarrion—Paks for short—was somebody special. Never could she have followed her father’s orders and married the pig farmer down the road. Better a soldier’s life than a pig farmer’s wife, and so, though she knew that she could never go home again, Paks ran away to be a soldier. And so began an adventure destined to transform a simple Sheepfarmer’s Daughter into a hero fit to be chosen by the gods.

Автор: Moon Elizabeth
 
Oath of Gold

Paksenarrion—Paks for short—was somebody special. Never could she have followed her father’s orders and married the pig farmer down the road. Better a soldier’s life than a pig farmer’s wife, and so, though she knew that she could never go home again, Paks ran away to be a soldier. And so began an adventure destined to transform a simple Sheepfarmer’s Daughter into a hero fit to be chosen by the gods.

Автор: Moon Elizabeth
 
Overlord - Prologue

History of Ainz Ooal Gown guild creation and their glorious conquest of Great Tomb of Nazarick. This book is written after 9th volume, however actions described take place before volume 1.

Автор: Kugane Maruyama
Серия:
 
Once a Hero

When Esmay Suiza found herself in the middle of a space battle, the senior surviving officer, she had no choice but to take command and win. She didn’t want to be a hero, but Once A Hero....

Автор: Moon Elizabeth
Серия: Serrano Legacy
 
Once a Hero

When Esmay Suiza found herself in the middle of a space battle, the senior surviving officer, she had no choice but to take command and win. She didn’t want to be a hero, but Once A Hero....

Автор: Moon Elizabeth
Серия: Serrano Legacy
 
Oath of Fealty

Thanks to Paks’s courage and sacrifice, the long-vanished heir to the half-elven kingdom of Lyonya has been revealed as Kieri Phelan, a formidable mercenary captain who earned a title and enemies in the neighboring kingdom of Tsaia. Now, as Kieri ascends a throne he never sought, he must come to terms with his own half-elven heritage while protecting his new kingdom from his old enemies and those he has not yet discovered.

Meanwhile, in Tsaia, Prince Mikeli prepares for his own coronation. But when an assassination attempt nearly succeeds, Mikeli suddenly faces the threat of a coup. Acting swiftly, Mikeli strikes at the powerful family behind the attack: the Verrakaien, magelords possessing ancient sorcery, steeped in death and evil. Mikeli’s survival and that of Tsaia depend on the only Verrakai whose magery is not tainted with innocent blood.

Two kings stand at a pivotal point in the history of their worlds. For dark forces are gathering against them, knit in a secret conspiracy more sinister and far more ancient than they can imagine. And even Paks may find her gods-given magic and peerless fighting skills stretched to the limit and beyond.

Автор: Moon Elizabeth
 
O My Days

BILLY ALFRETH IS SERVING FIVE YEARS as an inmate at Dellacotte Young Offenders Institute, in the north of England. Billy has memories of being attacked by three men, but CCTV footage doesn’t bear out his account and he is locked up for stabbing one man. Billy’s world overlaps with that of Ronald Dott, a serial rapist, who claims to know Billy from when he was a child, only that is impossible. And then there is Kate Thistle, ostensibly at Dellacotte to study prison slang, but inordinately interested in both Dott and Billy. As strange events occur and his reality begins to unravel, Billy learns of the Oasis, and a prison ship, and of a desert town called Hospital, where time works in mysterious ways. Dott tells Billy of their terrible entwined histories… whether or not Billy wants to be convinced of what he cannot understand.

“I experienced an acute, often surreal, sense of an offender’s pathology, with all its traps, humour and contradictions. O My Days is a tour de force of powerful writing. It’s demanding, gruelling yet always honest, insightful and finally moving. It explores areas that serious fiction rarely travels to. A quite remarkable novel.”

Alan Price, author of Outfoxing Hyenas

“This is a writer who has been there, viewed with compassion, and reported back. There is a new mythos here, something that feels ancient and sand-blasted and unfathomable, but it is revealed within the most modern of contexts. Highly recommended.”

Paul Meloy, author of Islington Crocodiles
Автор: Mathew David
Серия:
 
Автор: Admin
Серия:
 
O Cair da Noite

Com somente Beta no horizonte, o jornalista Theremon 762 provoca Aton 77 a fim de conseguir uma declaração sobre o desaparecimento dos seis sóis do planeta Lagash, a acontecer naquele dia, a despeito de ter desmoralizado a campanha movida pelos cientistas Beenay 25, Faro 24, Yimot 70, Sheerin 501 e o próprio Aton para organizar o mundo co

Серия:
 
Our Lady of the Open Road

Published in Asimov’s Science Fiction June 2015

The title of her latest story was adapted from the name of a shrine on I-95. “Our Lady of the Highways,” she tells us, “has probably inspired a song from every musician who has ever passed it.” The tale is, in part, a love letter to her touring van.

Автор: Pinsker Sarah
Серия:
 
Once Broken Faith

Politics have never been October "Toby" Daye's strong suit. When she traveled to the Kingdom of Silences to prevent them from going to war with her home, the Kingdom of the Mists, she wasn't expecting to return with a cure for elf-shot and a whole new set of political headaches. Now the events she unwittingly set in motion could change the balance of modern Faerie forever, and she has been ordered to appear before a historic convocation of monarchs, hosted by Queen Windermere in the Mists and overseen by the High King and Queen themselves.

Naturally, things have barely gotten underway when the first dead body shows up. As the only changeling in attendance, Toby is already the target of suspicion and hostility. Now she needs to find a killer before they can strike again - and with the doors locked to keep the guilty from escaping, no one is safe.

As danger draws ever closer to her allies and the people she loves best, Toby will have to race against time to prevent the total political destabilization of the West Coast and to get the convocation back on track...and if she fails, the cure for elf-shot may be buried forever, along with the victims she was too slow to save. Because there are worse fates than sleeping for 100 years. 

Автор: McGuire Seanan
Серия:
 
One Million A.D.

One million years from now. It’s a span of time so huge that it's hard for the mind to grasp. Even within science fiction, to conjure up a convincing portrait of what humanity might be like in such a remote future calls for writers with rare breadth of vision. Fortunately, Dozois and Dann have found them.


Includes longer stories set in “One Million A.D.” by:

Robert Reed

Robert Silverberg

Nancy Kress

Alastair Reynolds

Greg Egan

Серия:
 
Серия:
 
One Second After

New York Times best selling author William R. Forstchen now brings us a story which can be all too terrifyingly real… a story in which one man struggles to save his family and his small North Carolina town after America loses a war, in one second, a war that will send America back to the Dark Ages… A war based upon a weapon, an Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP). A weapon that may already be in the hands of our enemies.

Months before publication, One Second After has already been cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read, a book already being discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a truly realistic look at a weapon and its awesome power to destroy the entire United States, literally within one second. It is a weapon that the Wall Street Journal warns could shatter America. In the tradition of On the Beach, Fail Safe and Testament, this book, set in a typical American town, is a dire warning of what might be our future… and our end.

Автор: Forstchen William R
Серия: John Matherson
 
One Year After

Months before publication, William R. Forstchen’s One Second After was cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read. This thrilling follow-up to that smash hit begins one year after One Second After ends, two years since nuclear weapons were detonated above the United States and brought America to its knees. After months of suffering starvation, war, and countless deaths, the survivors of Black Mountain, North Carolina, are beginning to recover technology and supplies they had once taken for granted. When a “federal administrator” arrives in a nearby city, they dare to hope that a new national government is finally emerging.

Progress is halted when the young men and women in the community are drafted into the “Army of National Recovery.” Town administrator John Matherson and the people of Black Mountain protest vehemently. But “the New Regime” is already tyrannizing one nearby community, and it seems that Matherson’s friends and neighbors will be next.

Автор: Forstchen William R
Серия: John Matherson
 
Olvido – Забвение

В основу мистической повести OLVIDO – ЗАБВЕНИЕ легли реальные факты, произошедшие в Сибири. Сдав выпускные экзамены в школе, трое друзей решают отправиться вниз по реке, чтобы через пару дней вернуться обратно к выпускному балу, не подозревая о том, что вернуться им не суждено никогда. Каким-то непостижимым, мистическим образом ребята попадают в совсем иной сверхфизический мир и остаются в нем. Убитые горем родители пытаются найти следы своих детей. Им помогают спасатели и МЧС. Но поиски никаких результатов не дают. Тогда люди обращаются за помощью к старой ведунье, живущей отшельницей в сибирской тайге. Открывшийся портал между мирами изменяет жизни людей, приводит в действие механизм самоуничтожения реального мира…

Серия:
 
Olvido – Забвение

В основу мистической повести OLVIDO – ЗАБВЕНИЕ легли реальные факты, произошедшие в Сибири. Сдав выпускные экзамены в школе, трое друзей решают отправиться вниз по реке, чтобы через пару дней вернуться обратно к выпускному балу, не подозревая о том, что вернуться им не суждено никогда. Каким-то непостижимым, мистическим образом ребята попадают в совсем иной сверхфизический мир и остаются в нем. Убитые горем родители пытаются найти следы своих детей. Им помогают спасатели и МЧС. Но поиски никаких результатов не дают. Тогда люди обращаются за помощью к старой ведунье, живущей отшельницей в сибирской тайге. Открывшийся портал между мирами изменяет жизни людей, приводит в действие механизм самоуничтожения реального мира…

Серия:
 
Otherworld Chills

In this thrilling and hugely entertaining collection of novellas and short stories, Kelley Armstrong returns one last time to her bestselling Otherworld series. Among other tales, the werewolf pack is on the hunt for an old and very dangerous enemy; two very different vampires attempt to settle an old feud; a supernatural date turns hot enough to burn down a building and — in a brand-new novella — Paige and Lucas have a huge decision to make about their future.

Featuring much-loved characters, this final collection completes several important storylines, making it a must-have for Kelley Armstrong’s many fans.

Автор: Armstrong Kelley
Серия:
 
Orbital

For astronaut David Dixon, sneaking aboard a Russian space station and stealing a nuclear bomb was the easy part — now he has to survive re-entry on an untested inflatable heat shield and then deal with the aftermath of being the most wanted man on Earth.

When a clandestine intelligence agency offers David the chance to return to space and probably not get killed — he finds himself in a world of intrigue when a secret mission takes an unexpected turn as he goes undercover on an orbiting science platform in order to track down the spymaster known as Silverback.


Orbital is a fast-paced blend of space action and mystery thriller set in the fast-emerging aerospace age.

Автор: Mayne Andrew
Серия: David Dixon
 
O Pioneer!

Evesham Givt was making a living by freelancing for Earth corporations (and diverting a portion of the corporate funds into his pockets) when he learned of the colony world of Tupelo, settled by five different alien species, where he and his girlfriend Rina could get a new start. When he and Rina arrived on Tupelo, and he almost immediately was elected mayor of the human colonists, it seemed too good to be true. Of course, it was. But Evesham’s Earth-honed skills at computer hacking and skimming money without anyone realizing that it had been skimmed stood him in good stead as he discovered that the colony’s books had been cooked as part of a gigantic con game.

Автор: Pohl Frederik
Серия:
 
One Small Spin

Success? Failure?

It’s all how you look at it. Right?

Автор: Hemry J G
Серия:
 
Olympus Mons!

There’s more than one way to win a race…

Автор: Sparhawk Bud
Серия: Haley and Taylor
 
Odd John

John Wainwright is a freak, a human mutation with an extraordinary intelligence which is both awesome and frightening to behold. Ordinary humans are mere playthings to him. And Odd John has a plan to create a new order on Earth, a new supernormal species. But the world is not ready for such a change…

Автор: Stapledon Olaf
Серия: SF Masterworks
 
Origine
D’OÙ VENONS-NOUS ? OÙ ALLONS-NOUS ?

Bilbao, Espagne. Robert Langdon, le célèbre professeur en symbologie et iconographie religieuse, arrive au musée Guggenheim pour assister à une cérémonie historique avec l’annonce d’une découverte scientifique révolutionnaire. L’organisateur de cette soirée n’est autre que le grand futurologue Edmond Kirsch, un milliardaire de quarante ans dont les inventions et les prédictions audacieuses ont fait de lui une célébrité mondiale. Kirsch, qui a été dans sa jeunesse l’étudiant de Langdon à Harvard, est sur le point d’annoncer le résultat de ses recherches… et d’apporter enfin une réponse aux deux questions fondamentales de l’humanité.

Dès le début de la soirée, Langdon, comme les centaines d’autres invités, est fasciné par l’originalité de la cérémonie. Une évidence s’impose : la découverte de Kirsch va susciter une controverse bien plus profonde qu’il ne l’avait imaginé. Mais la soirée parfaitement orchestrée jusqu’alors va soudain virer au chaos. La découverte de Kirsch risque d’être perdue à jamais. Sous le choc, et en grand danger, Langdon est contraint de quitter précipitamment Bilbao. Dans sa fuite, il est accompagné de Ambra Vidal, la directrice du musée qui a préparé avec Kirsch cette soirée explosive. Tous deux s'envolent pour Barcelone, et se lancent dans une quête périlleuse pour retrouver un étrange mot de passe qui permettra de révéler au monde la découverte de Kirsch.

Plongeant dans les dédales sombres de l’Histoire et des religions, Robert Langdon et Ambra Vidal doivent échapper à un ennemi puissant qui semble envoyé par le Palais royal et prêt à tout pour réduire au silence Edmond Kirsch. Sur une piste jalonnée d’œuvres modernes et de symboles énigmatiques, Langdon et Ambra Vidal vont finir par découvrir les clés menant au secret de Kirsch… et à cette grande révélation qui, depuis des millénaires, échappe à la compréhension de l’homme.


Traduit de l’anglais par Dominique Defert et Carole Delporte

Автор: Brown Dan
Серия: Robert Langdon
 
Overshadowed

Fourteen months ago, the Igador System’s council government finally achieved peace with its personal brand of space pirate: the Sinosian Raiders. Coexistence was short-lived, and now Igador is devastated as the raiders use fourteen months’ worth of peace tax collections to launch a full scale invasion.

Driven from her home planet by the catastrophic raid, seventeen-year-old Tayel flees to a council refugee camp. No one is permitted to leave, no one shares progress on the invasion, and worst of all, refugee shuttles stop flying in, preventing the chance of reuniting with anyone from home.

So when a battle-hardened woman shunned by the camp for her Sinosian attire warns Tayel of the council’s corruption, Tayel seriously considers the woman’s offer of help to escape. The terms seem fair enough: help steal a ship drive from the secured government docks to power up an escape vessel, and get a free ticket out of a camp-turned-processing-line for something darker than Tayel can imagine.

Автор: Chirrick Tabitha
Серия: Rokkir Saga
 
One

British Fantasy Award for Best Novel (2010)

This is the United Kingdom, but it’s no country you know. No place you ever want to see, even in the howling, shuttered madness of your worst dreams. You survived.

One man.

You walk because you have to. You have no choice. At the end of this molten road, running along the spine of a burned, battered country, your little boy is either alive or dead. You have to know. You have to find an end to it all.

One hope.

The sky crawls with venomous cloud and burning red rain. The land is a scorched sprawl of rubble and corpses. Rats have risen from the depths to gorge on the carrion. A glittering dust coats everything and it hides a terrible secret. New horrors are taking root. You walk on.

One chance.

Автор: Williams Conrad
Серия:
 
One

British Fantasy Award for Best Novel (2010)

This is the United Kingdom, but it’s no country you know. No place you ever want to see, even in the howling, shuttered madness of your worst dreams. You survived.

One man.

You walk because you have to. You have no choice. At the end of this molten road, running along the spine of a burned, battered country, your little boy is either alive or dead. You have to know. You have to find an end to it all.

One hope.

The sky crawls with venomous cloud and burning red rain. The land is a scorched sprawl of rubble and corpses. Rats have risen from the depths to gorge on the carrion. A glittering dust coats everything and it hides a terrible secret. New horrors are taking root. You walk on.

One chance.

Автор: Williams Conrad
Серия:
 
Operation Antarctica

When Captain John Banks and his squad are sent to investigate a derelict Nazi base in Antarctica, he expects to find only ice and dead men. But there is something in the domed hangar bay that has been waiting for decades for release.

A weapon was primed many years before. It had been meant to turn the tide of war.

Now it stirs under the ice once more.

Автор: Meikle William
Серия:
 
Oathbringer

In Oathbringer, the third volume of the Stormlight Archive, humanity faces a new Desolation with the return of the Voidbringers, a foe with numbers as great as their thirst for vengeance.

Dalinar Kholin’s Alethi armies won a fleeting victory at a terrible cost: The enemy Parshendi summoned the violent Everstorm, which now sweeps the world with destruction, and in its passing awakens the once peaceful and subservient parshmen to the horror of their millennia-long enslavement by humans. While on a desperate flight to warn his family of the threat, Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with the fact that the newly kindled anger of the parshmen may be wholly justified.

Nestled in the mountains high above the storms, in the tower city of Urithiru, Shallan Davar investigates the wonders of the ancient stronghold of the Knights Radiant and unearths dark secrets lurking in its depths. And Dalinar realizes that his holy mission to unite his homeland of Alethkar was too narrow in scope. Unless all the nations of Roshar can put aside Dalinar’s blood-soaked past and stand together—and unless Dalinar himself can confront that past — even the restoration of the Knights Radiant will not prevent the end of civilization.

Автор: Sanderson Brandon
Серия: Stormlight Archive
 
Off on a Comet

The story starts with a comet that touches the Earth in its flight and collects a few small chunks of it. Some forty people of various nations and ages are condemned to a two-year-long journey on the comet. They form a mini-society and coping with the hostile environment of the comet (mostly the cold). The size of the comet is about 2300 kilometers in diameter - far larger than any comet or asteroid that actually exists.

Автор: Verne Jules
Серия:
 
Omnilingual

To translate writings, you need a key to the code — and if the last writer of Martian died forty thousand years before the first writer of Earth was born… how could the Martian be translated…?

Автор: Piper Henry Beam
Серия:
 
Operation: Siberia

When Captain John Banks and his squad are sent to investigate a zoo in Siberia, he expects to find tigers, bears, maybe elk But there is something there that is new, yet very, very old.

Beasts that haven’t walked the Earth since the last Ice Age have been cloned, revived, and set loose to roam free.

And some of them are very hungry.

Автор: Meikle William
Серия:
 
Overlord

What lurks beneath the ice?


Marine biologist Sam Aston is hired to explore a series of subterranean caverns deep beneath the Antarctic. Somewhere within this lost world of magnificent caverns and underground seas lies a source of limitless clean energy, but something guards this treasure. As enemies bent on obtaining this world-changing resource for themselves close in from above, Aston and his team plunge further into the depths, and discover they are not the first to come this way… and they are not alone.

As the death toll mounts, Aston and his companions are forced to uncover secrets hidden far beneath the ice. Danger lurks at every turn as they face the deadly threat of the OVERLORD.

Автор: Wood David, Baxter Alan
 
October the First Is Too Late

Renowned scientist John Sinclair and his old school friend Richard, a celebrated composer, are enjoying a climbing expedition in the Scottish Highlands when Sinclair disappears without a trace for thirteen hours. When he resurfaces with no explanation for his disappearance, he has undergone an uncanny alteration: a birthmark on his back has vanished. But stranger events are yet to come: things are normal enough in Britain, but in France it’s 1917 and World War I is raging, Greece is in the Golden Age of Pericles, America seems to have reverted to the 18th century, and Russia and China are thousands of years in the future.

Against this macabre backdrop of coexisting time spheres, the two young men risk their lives to unravel the truth. But truth is in the mind of the beholder, and who is to say which of these timelines is the ‘real’ one? In October the First Is Too Late (1966), world-famous astrophysicist Sir Fred Hoyle (1915–2001) explores fascinating concepts of time and consciousness in the form of a thrilling science fiction adventure that ranks among his very best.

‘Fred Hoyle is the John Buchan of science fiction. His fantasies are not only rooted in scientific possibility but are told at a galloping pace.’

- Julian Jebb, Sunday Times

‘Fine storytelling.’

- Kirkus Reviews
Автор: Hoyle Fred
Серия:
 
Oldschool

У вас было такое – вы прикладываете кучу усилий, жертвуете самым дорогим, а у самого финиша узнаёте, что «ваша принцесса в другом замке»? Может, у кого другого опустились бы руки, но Клима Денисова не смогла остановить даже собственная смерть. Он из тех, кто не боится трудностей, пусть это нынче и старомодно. Гибель заказчика для него уже ничего не меняет. Задание нужно завершить, ведь геймеры продолжают умирать в реальности, где у них всего одна-единственная жизнь. И кто-то обрывает её с пугающей лёгкостью. Но сможет ли Клим стать тем самым камешком, что намертво застопорит работу отлаженного преступного механизма?

 
Operation: Amazon

The members of S-Squad are looking for a break from their run of cold climate travails. So when a seemingly simple mission in Amazonia comes their way, they are looking forward to some welcome warmth.

What they get is oppresive heat, biting insects, and a dredging operation on the river with a snake problem.

A big snake problem.

Soon they are in a fight for survival. The old snake gods of the river know the waterways much better than our Scottish squaddies. Are their wits, and bonds of comradeship enough to see them through?


One of the premier storytellers of our time — FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND

Scotland's Greatest Horror Writer — GINGER NUTS OF HORROR

Автор: Meikle William
Серия: S-Squad
 
Operation: Loch Ness

S-Squad are relieved to be home, and even an order to investigate animal mutilations at a local wildlife park does not seem like an onerous detail.

But things take a turn to the twilight zone all too quickly around the S-Squad, and even their homeland is not immune.

Something is feeding, ravenously, on animals, wildlife, and now people in the Scottish Highlands, and the trail leads to only one place, a place of legends, and the dark waters of Loch Ness.

Автор: Meikle William
Серия: S-Squad
 
Operation Syria

A trip to a war zone to rescue trapped archaeologists finds the S-Squad in a remote desert region of lost cities and temples. They quickly discover that they are not alone among the ruins. First they find the bodies, then they find the webs, then they're in real trouble when the spiders attack. Big spiders. Lots of them.

Автор: Meikle William
Серия: S-Squad
 
One Way

When the small crew of ex cons working on Mars start getting murdered, everyone is a suspect in this terrifying science fiction thriller from bona fide rocket scientist and award winning-author S. J. Morden.

It’s the dawn of a new era—and we’re ready to colonize Mars. But the company that’s been contracted to construct a new Mars base, has made promises they can’t fulfill and is desperate enough to cut corners. The first thing to go is the automation… the next thing they’ll have to deal with is the eight astronauts they’ll send to Mars, when there aren’t supposed to be any at all.

Frank—father, architect, murderer—is recruited for the mission to Mars with the promise of a better life, along with seven of his most notorious fellow inmates. But as his crew sets to work on the red wasteland of Mars, the accidents mount up, and Frank begins to suspect they might not be accidents at all. As the list of suspect grows shorter, it’s up to Frank to uncover the terrible truth before it’s too late.


Dr. S. J. Morden trained as a rocket scientist before becoming the author of razor-sharp, award-winning science fiction. Perfect for fans of Andy Weir’s The Martian and Richard Morgan, One Way takes off like a rocket, pulling us along on a terrifying, epic ride with only one way out.

Автор: Morden S J
Серия: Frank Kitteridge
 

Новинки! Свежие поступления книг жанра «Фантастика»


Новинки месяца жанра «Фантастика»

  •  Какого темного?
     Валентеева Ольга
     Фантастика, Фэнтези

    Весело ли быть властелином тьмы? Не особо, когда ты отличаешься от других темных, а вокруг плетется заговор, чтобы тебя убить. Остается один выход — затаиться на время, чтобы потом наказать виновных. А где никто не будет искать темного короля? Правильно, в академии. Вот только там придется доказать, чего ты стоишь без придворных и титула.

  •  Особые обстоятельства
     Васина Екатерина, Вудворт Франциска
     Фантастика, Фэнтези, Любовные романы, Любовно-фантастические романы

    Стоило насторожиться еще тогда, когда меня выдернули из заслуженного отпуска. Знай заранее зачем, саботировала бы работу всех ближайших порталов. Теперь вместо того, чтобы нежиться на пляже, потягивая коктейль, приходится сопровождать с дипломатической миссией вздорную танцовщицу в подарок акифу.

    Все идет наперекосяк! Подруга вместо милого сердцу мундира прислала развратные тряпки, объект сопровождения — та еще стерва, а главный дипломат — эльф, которого с первых минут знакомства хочется придушить. Но нельзя. И это только начало пути!

  •  Северная академия или что сильнее Дурь или Авторитет
     Корф Татьяна Валерьевна
     Фантастика, Юмористическая фантастика, Любовные романы, Любовно-фантастические романы

    Если предки тебя разочаровывают с каждым днем всё больше и больше, а домашние стены кажутся золочёной клеткой — не стоит отчаиваться. Просто нужно устроить им, так сказать, внеплановый разнос! Чтобы они, наконец, вспомнили, что тебе уже не пять лет и что есть семейные тайны, которые не стоит хранить от тебя в секрете! Потому что, когда ты, наконец, разберёшься, в чём собственно дело, попутно вляпавшись во все мыслимые и немыслимые истории, плохо будет только им! А ты узнаешь, это точно! Потому что не в твоём стиле сидеть и ждать решений судьбы. Ты всего добьёшься сама! И даже великие боги не смогут остудить твой бешеный нрав…

  •  Возрождение некроманта [СИ]
     Лестова Ксения Алексеевна, Чайка Лидия Сергеевна
     Фантастика, Детективная фантастика, Фэнтези

    Хотите, я расскажу вам легенду о том, как самый сильный некромант Тэгерайса превратился в камень? Как он за короткий миг лишился всего, что было ему дорого. А хотите, расскажу о том, что было после? О том, как спустя более сотни лет он возродился. Как я, выполняя практическое задание, влезла в темную пещеру и расколдовала самого сильного некроманта нашего мира. И пускай сначала я подумала, что просто нанюхалась каких-то подземных паров…Факт остается фактом — я пробудила бывшего ректора Института благородных магов. И что мне теперь с этим со всем делать?

  •  Возрождение некроманта [СИ]
     Лестова Ксения Алексеевна, Чайка Лидия Сергеевна
     Фантастика, Детективная фантастика, Фэнтези

    Хотите, я расскажу вам легенду о том, как самый сильный некромант Тэгерайса превратился в камень? Как он за короткий миг лишился всего, что было ему дорого. А хотите, расскажу о том, что было после? О том, как спустя более сотни лет он возродился. Как я, выполняя практическое задание, влезла в темную пещеру и расколдовала самого сильного некроманта нашего мира. И пускай сначала я подумала, что просто нанюхалась каких-то подземных паров…Факт остается фактом — я пробудила бывшего ректора Института благородных магов. И что мне теперь с этим со всем делать?

  •  Без прошлого
     Долгова Галина
     Фантастика, Фэнтези

    Родившись, шаг за шагом мы учимся жить… Любить и быть любимыми, ошибаться и учиться на неудачах, остерегаться опасностей и самое главное — выживать в кругу врагов. Судьба не была ко мне благосклонна, стерев из памяти все, что могло бы помочь: и память о себе, и знания об окружающем мире. Я осталась одна, без близких, без друзей, не зная, кому можно доверять и на кого надеяться… Позади осталось прошлое — темное неизвестное, скрытое густым туманом, а впереди начало нового пути, на котором мне только предстоит вспомнить, кто я.

 Жанры книг


 Новые обзоры