In the future, the world will be run by giant American corporations, Everybody will be so happy, tax-free and rich that they will change their name to that of their company. Hack Nike, however, is a lowly Merchandising Officer with negative career equity. In the future, this is not a good thing. So when John Nike and John N... read more
A million years from now, the galaxy is divided between the vast, cooperative meta-civilisation known as the Amalgam, and the silent occupiers of the galactic core known as the Aloof. The Aloof have long rejected all attempts by the Amalgam to enter their territory, but have permitted travellers to take a perilous ride as une... read more
Reynolds (The Prefect) is a master of fitting large-scale space opera into just a few pages, and this novella is no exception. The Mongols, led by Genghis Khan, conquered Earth a thousand years ago and now rule an interstellar civilization via a wormhole transportation system created by extinct aliens. Yellow Dog, a spy for t... read more
Transported to Mars as embryos as part of an effort to revive the species, the mammoths were left behind when the human colony failed. With mankind gone, only Icebones, the one adult mammoth taken, has the knowledge to teach his fellow creatures how to survive and flourish.
He would become a warrior for the twenty-first century. He would journey where no Maori had ever gone before. Set in both 1999 and 2075, SpacEscape is about deep-space but more importantly it is about escapism. Video games guru and petty thief, Tama, and the future Scott, a nodule-growing rebel and intended victim of the gian... read more
As David and Rosalind grow older it becomes more difficult to conceal the differences which would label them as mutants from the village elders. Soon they face a choice: wait for eventual discovery, or flee to the terrifying and mutable Badlands . . . The Chrysalids is a post-nuclear apocalypse story of genetic mutation i... read more
Anderson Lake is a company man, AgriGen's calorie representative in Thailand. Under cover as a factory manager, he combs Bangkok's street markets in search of foodstuffs long thought to be extinct. There he meets the windup girl - the beautiful and enigmatic Emiko - now abandoned to the slums. She is one of the New People, br... read more
Gathered here for the first time are Alastair Reynolds' stories and novelettes set in the universe of REVELATION SPACE, his first bestselling blockbuster. GALACTIC NORTH will include several brand-new stories and novelettes written specially for this collection.
Humanity has spread across space and powerful machines rule the humans who were once their masters.
Written by George Lucas, the producer and writer of the STAR WARS trilogy, Star Wars : A New Hope tells the story of Luke Skywalker. Luke lives and works on his father's farm on the remote planet of Tatooine. Bored beyond belief, he yearns for adventures out among the stars, adventures that would take him beyond the farthest... read more
From the editor of the acclaimed Locus anthology comes this collection of the best cutting-edge space opera.
What is the new space opera?
The old space opera was all robots, rayguns and gung-ho heroes. The new space opera has the grandeur, interstellar scale and incredible exploits of the old space o... read more
In a 40th-century America, a centuries-old balance of power is shattered by a few dozen Australian infiltrators. A dangerous secret alliance forms, and they are joined together in a race to stop the ultimate doomsday machine from being launched.
A human diplomat creates an interstellar incident when he kills an alien diplomat in a most...unusual...way. To avoid war, Earth's government must find an equally unusual object: A type of sheep ("The Android's Dream"), used in the alien race's coronation ceremony. To find the sheep, the government turns to Harry Creek, ex-co... read more
A psychologist arrives at a research space station called Prometheus, his mission to ascertain whether research into the mysterious planet of Solaris should be terminated. He finds Prometheus all but deserted, its straggling crew seemingly haunted by hallucinations of figures from their pasts.
One hundred and fifty years from now, in a world where Africa is the dominant technological and economic power, and where crime, war, disease and poverty have been banished to history, Geoffrey Akinya wants only one thing: to be left in peace, so that he can continue his studies into the elephants of the Amboseli basin. But G... read more
The year is 2312. Scientific advances have opened gateways to an extraordinary future. Earth is no longer our only home; new habitats have been created throughout the solar system, on moons, planets and in between. But in 2312, a sequence of events will force humanity to confront our past, present and future. The first event ... read more
2312 is a large novel by science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson. I like to stretch out and read something unexpected, and I’ve not read much sci-fi so…The year is 2312. The inevitable social downfall and ocean inundation of Earth has forced the colonisation of other planets, and the varied life fo... read more
The last sixty years have been full of stories of one or other possible Armageddon, whether by nuclear war, plague, cosmic catastrophe or, more recently, global warming, terrorism, genetic engineering, AIDS and other pandemics. These stories, both pre- and post-apocalyptic, describe the fall of civilization, the destruction o... read more
Nurse Mercy Lynch is recently widowed, but the war has further unpleasant surprises in store. While working in a Confederate hospital, she receives word that her estranged father is dying and wants to see her. But reaching the far side of the country will be a harrowing adventure though war-torn border states. When her dirigi... read more