. Praise for extraterrestrial Civilizations “Isaac Asimov holds our attention as he builds a meticulous case. Here is astounding speculation about where the next giant step for mankind will take us. It’s just a matter of time until we know for sure. Miami herald"intriguing"—Publishers Weekly. We are not alone.
CometBallantine Books #ad - Science, poetry, and imagination. The atlanta Journal & Constitution. Pulitzer prize-winning astronomer carl sagan, nature, and future of comets, and writer Ann Druyan explore the origin, author of Cosmos and Contact, and the exotic myths and portents attached to them. A beautiful, interesting book. United press International"Masterful.
The authors show how comets have spurred some of the great discoveries in the history of science and raise intriguing questions about these brilliant visitors from the interstellar dark. Were the fates of the dinosaurs and the origins of humans tied to the wanderings of a comet? Are comets the building blocks from which worlds are formed?Lavishly illustrated with photographs and specially commissioned full-color paintings, Comet is an enthralling adventure, indispensable for anyone who has ever gazed up at the heavens and wondered why.
Comet #ad - Praise for Comet"Simply the best. The times of London"Fascinating, evocative, inspiring. The washington Post"Comet humanizes science. What are these graceful visitors to our skies? We now know that they bring both life and death and teach us about our origins. Comet begins with a breathtaking journey through space astride a comet.
The Caves of Steel The Robot Series Book 1Spectra #ad - A millennium into the future two advancements have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain. But when a prominent spacer is murdered under mysterious circumstances, Baley is ordered to the Outer Worlds to help track down the killer. The relationship between Life and his Spacer superiors, who distrusted all Earthmen, was strained from the start.
The Caves of Steel The Robot Series Book 1 #ad - Then he learned that they had assigned him a partner: R. Isaac asimov’s robot novels chronicle the unlikely partnership between a New York City detective and a humanoid robot who must learn to work together. Like most people left behind on an over-populated Earth, New York City police detective Elijah Baley had little love for either the arrogant Spacers or their robotic companions.
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I, Asimov: A MemoirBantam #ad - Here are his wide-ranging thoughts and sharp-eyed observations on everything from religion to politics, friendship and Hollywood, love and divorce, fame and mortality. His accessible style and far-reaching interests in subjects ranging from science to humor to history earned him the nickname “the Great Explainer.
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I, Asimov: A Memoir #ad - Here is the story of the paradoxical genius who wrote of travel to the stars yet refused to fly in airplanes; who imagined alien universes and vast galactic civilizations while staying home to write; who compulsively authored more than 470 books yet still found the time to share his ideas with some of the great minds of our century.
As unique and irrepressible as the man himself, I. Asimov is the candid memoir of an incomparable talent who entertained readers for nearly half a century and whose work will surely endure into the future he so vividly envisioned.
A Fall of Moondust Arthur C. Clarke CollectionRosettaBooks #ad - Expanding the moon’s population hinges on building a thriving tourist industry. While time runs out for the passengers and crew, rescuers find their resources stretched to the limit by the unpredictable conditions of the lunar environment. The best book yet about man’s most dramatic journey, the most exciting science fiction novel for years.
Evening standard “Expertly told and cruelly exciting to the end. The sunday times “Extremely good . . . A “superbly ingenious” classic of space survival from the author of 2001: A Space Odyssey—one of science fiction’s most influential grandmasters Daily Express. Nominated for the hugo award in 1963, this brilliantly imagined story of human ingenuity and survival is a tour-de-force of psychological suspense and sustained dramatic tension sure to appeal to fans of Andy Weir’s The Martian.
A Fall of Moondust Arthur C. Clarke Collection #ad - With some superbly ingenious and exciting new twists. Daily Express. But when a prototype tourist craft called the Selene encounters a moonquake, the ship plummets under a vast body of liquid-fine moondust called the Sea of Thirst.
Prelude to FoundationSpectra #ad - And emperor cleon I sits uneasily on the Imperial throne of Trantor. Here in the great multidomed capital of the Galactic Empire, forty billion people have created a civilization of unimaginable technological and cultural complexity. The man who holds the key to the future—an apocalyptic power to be known forever after as the Foundation.
This daring story of humanity’s future introduces one of the great masterworks of science fiction: the Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov. Yet cleon knows there are those who would see him fall—those whom he would destroy if only he could read the future. Hari seldon has come to Trantor to deliver his paper on psychohistory, his remarkable theory of prediction.
Prelude to Foundation #ad - . Unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, and extensive world-building, bold ideas, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of people to save civilization from a relentless tide of darkness and violence—beginning with one exceptional man. It is the year 12, 020 G. E. Little does the young Outworld mathematician know that he has already sealed his fate and the fate of humanity.
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The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One 1929-1964: The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of All Time Chosen by the Members of the Science Fiction Writers of America SF Hall of Fame Book 1Tor Books #ad - Country of the kind, " by Damon Knight, is a frightening portrayal of biological mutation. The definitive collection of the best in science fiction stories between 1929-1964. This book contains twenty-six of the greatest science fiction stories ever written. Van vogt"mimsy were the borogoves" by Lewis Padgett"Huddling Place" by Clifford D.
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Nightfall, " by isaac asimov, one of the greatest stories in the science fiction field, is the story of a planet where the sun sets only once every millennium and is a chilling study in mass psychology. Originally published in 1970 to honor those writers and their stories that had come before the institution of the Nebula Awards, The Science Fiction Hall Of Fame, Volume One, was the book that introduced tens of thousands of young readers to the wonders of science fiction.
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One 1929-1964: The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of All Time Chosen by the Members of the Science Fiction Writers of America SF Hall of Fame Book 1 #ad - Simak"arena" by frederic brown"first contact" by murray leinster"that Only a Mother" by Judith Merril"Scanners Live in Vain" by Cordwainer Smith"Mars is Heaven!" by Ray Bradbury"The Little Black Bag" by C. They represent the considered verdict of the Science Fiction Writers of America, those who have shaped the genre and who know, more intimately than anyone else, what the criteria for excellence in the field should be.
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The moon is a harsh mistress gives readers an extraordinary, thought-provoking glimpse into the mind of Robert A. Heinlein, who, even now, “shows us where the future is” Tom Clancy. For fans of artemis—the visionary tour de force from “one of the grand masters of science fiction” The Wall Street Journal.
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The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human IntelligenceBallantine Books #ad - Computers. Carl sagan takes us on a guided tour of that lost land. Louis post-Dispatch. Entertaining. The reason for sleeping and dreaming. Carl sagan takes us on a great reading adventure, offering his vivid and startling insight into the brain of man and beast, the origin of human intelligence, the function of our most haunting legends—and their amazing links to recent discoveries.
How can i persuade every intelligent person to read this important and elegant book? Chimpanzees taught to communicate in deaf and dumb language. Delightful. The boston globe“in some lost Eden where dragons ruled, the foundations of our intelligence were laid. It's a delight. The new York TimesDr. He talks about all kinds of things: the why of the pain of human childbirth.
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The pioneering young scientist whose work on the structure of small worlds has triggered an avalanche of interest in networks. In this remarkable book, one of the principal architects of network theory, Duncan Watts, sets out to explain the innovative research that he and other scientists are spearheading to create a blueprint of our connected planet.
Galactic EmpiresNight Shade Books #ad - Banks who helped make science fiction relevant. E. This simple narrative slight of hand allows readers and writers to see questions and answers from new and different perspectives. The idiom of the galactic Empire allows science fiction writers to ask and answer questions that are shorn of contemporary political ideologies and allegiances.
The stories in this book do just that. Neil clarke, publisher of the award-winning Clarkesworld magazine, presents a collection of thought-provoking and galaxy-spanning array of galactic short science fiction. What social, and fates of empires are determined not only by individuals, shape, but by geography, and economic issues do the organizing structure of “empire” address? Often the size, natural forces, political, and technology.
Here then is a diverse collection of stories that asks the questions that science fiction asks best. That tradition continues today, with award-winning writers like Ann Leckie, whose 2013 debut novel Ancillary Justice hinges upon questions of imperialism and empire. Empire: how? why? and to what effect? Table of Contents: - “Winning Peace” by Paul J.
Galactic Empires #ad - Doc" smith’s lensman, to george lucas’ star Wars, the politics and process of Empire have been a major subject of science fiction’s galaxy-spanning fictions. From E. Mcauley - “night’s slow poison” by ann leckie - “all the painted stars” by gwendolyn clare - “firstborn” by brandon sanderson - “riding the crocodile” by greg egan - “the lost Princess Man” by John Barnes - “The Waiting Stars” by Aliette de Bodard - “Alien Archeology” by Neal Asher - “The Muse of Empires Lost” by Paul Berger - “Ghostweight” by Yoon Ha Lee - “A Cold Heart” by Tobias S.