The following represents all books currently listed within the genre, Space:
Three hundred people in a starship low on life support--they must land fast, or they’ll run out of air. Captain Jesse Sanders is their only pilot. How can he choose where to locate their colony with no chance to explore the raw new world? How can he shuttle them all to the surface within a few short hours? And when the site proves less than adequate, how can he live with the knowledge that his own astrogation error was what got them into such a fix?
Isolated by choice on a world they have reached in secret, the colonists hope to establish a culture based on psi powers that can someday shape the future of humankind. If they don't starve first. And if they don't lose heart in the face of hardships beyond any they imagined. Jesse hasn't expected to be responsible for the settlement. Peter is the leader, the visionary on whose inspiration they all depend. But Peter has his hands full, not only with maintaining morale but with a grueling ordeal of his own. So the job of ensuring the colony's survival falls on Jesse. And in the end, he must stake his life in a desperate attempt to prevent the loss of all they have gained.
Although this is the second book of the Hidden Flame duology, it is an independent story that can stand alone. However, reading them in reverse order will affect some of the earlier book's suspense.
Starship pilot Terry Radnor is elated to be among those chosen to defend the secret colony Maclairn against enemies who pose a threat to the spread of paranormal human mind powers. He commits himself wholly to the goal of that world, not guessing how far his effort to protect it will take him from everything else he cares about--his promising career as a Fleet officer, contact with people who share his newly-discovered psi capability, his wife and unborn child. Torn away against his will, he is forced into exile from all that has previously mattered to him, and must build a new risk-laden life far from Maclairn, grounded without hope of fulfilling his earlier pledge. Yet a mysterious and extraordinary destiny has been predicted for Terry, and fate leads him to an even stranger one than anybody could have imagined.
This is the first book in the Rising Flame duology. While it follows the Hidden Flame duology--consisting of Stewards of the Flame and Promise of the Flame, which tell of the founding of Maclairn--it is an independent and quite different story set two hundred years later that can be read alone.
On completion of her training as an agent of the interstellar federation's Anthropological Service, Elana is sent to a world whose people may soon destroy their civilization. Since not enough is understood about the situation to justify any interference with their evolution, the Service has no power to act; its agents must go as helpless observers, posing as natives, in the hope of gaining knowledge that may help to save other worlds. This passive role proves intolerable to the young, inexperienced agent assigned to the same city as Elana, a city under totalitarian rule. After falling in love with a local girl who has become Elana's closest friend, he identifies too completely with the natives and unwittingly endangers the entire world by a well-meant but ill-advised attempt to intervene. Forced to assume responsibility for undoing the damage, Elana finds that only she—at great cost—can prevent an immediate war of annihilation.
Although this novel has the same heroine as the author's Newbery Honor book Enchantress from the Stars, it is not a sequel but a completely eparate—and very different—story intended for older readers, high school age and adults. The two books are in no way dependent on each other.
Would you like an adventure on another planet?
This is just one of the questions Lara and her sister, Eva, must answer one sunny day in their garden. They wonder, how will they return to Earth in time for lunch? And how will they get there when the aliens' spaceship is so small?
When it's only big enough for ants!
But their help is needed on the planet Zeegrazzalo- Jeewoppza so off they go - into the unknown. Their feelings of helplessness only start to fade after a flight across the planet's Outerlands, in Kweezy Capolza's hummingcraft. Maybe, just maybe, the sisters can find some solutions to the aliens' problems. However, they think they might need their mother's help and she is back on Earth!
As captain of his own starship Estel, Terry Steward, born Terry Radnor, is committed to spreading acceptance of psi powers and other advanced mind capabilities throughout the colonies of humankind. Barred from contact with his beloved planet Maclairn, he now journeys from world to world, heralding the hopeful future about which he alone knows the full truth. But the opponents of mind-powers are gaining strength, and on Earth the persecution of people who develop such abilities is increasing. Soon targeted by bounty hunters, Terry risks everything that matters to him in a desperate attempt to defeat Maclairn's enemies, not guessing that if he lives long enough, he is destined for an even greater role in human history than he has played as a defender of its cause.
Though this is a sequel to Defender of the Flame, it includes enough backstory to stand alone. Both books can be read independently of the preceding Hidden Flame duology, Stewards of the Flame and Promise of the Flame, which is a quite different story that tells of Maclairn's founding more than two centuries earlier.
Melinda Ashley has a plan for her life, and a trip to Mars isn't part of it. When she receives a spaceliner ticket as a high school graduation gift from her dad, she is dismayed, but reluctantly agrees to go with him--in part because she's infuriated by her fiance's high-handed declaration that she can't. Her outlook begins to change when she meets Alex Preston, a second-generation Martian colonist who is going home after college on Earth. Alex believes settling Mars is important. He's looking forward to the role he expects to play in the colony's future. Melinda finds this hard to understand, yet she is more and more drawn to him and, while on Mars, to his family. Torn between what she has always wanted and upsetting new feelings, she wonders if she can ever again be content. It takes tragedy and a terrifying experience to make her aware of what really matters to her.
Although this novel is set on Mars, it's not about space technology or exotic adventure. It's centered on the experiences of ordinary people and is usually enjoyed more by readers who like romance than by avid science fiction fans.
When an unstoppable warlord meets an unyielding rebel, their link becomes a new force of nature.
Taryn's dream of forging an alliance with a powerful alien race has become a nightmare. She is linked to a ruthless warlord, an alien killing machine who could destroy humanity on a whim.
Taryn will go down fighting before she surrenders to the monster invading her mind.
But in her struggle to regain control, she finds her tormentor has irreversibly changed her, and she has in turn changed him. The link is turning her into a weapon, drawing strength from the world-slayer who had no regard for another's life—until now.
As death and destruction erupt around them, they carve their way out of their old lives with a single common purpose: unite their forces and change the future.
THE DEEP LINK is a science-fiction suspense novel for adult readers, that takes you on a fast-paced adventure through a world filled with scheming humans, dangerous aliens, and world-destroying technology.
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An interplanetary crime syndicate.
A debt, long overdue.
An assassin gone rogue.
Love. Revenge. Betrayal.
Although he knows it will mean the end of his relationship with both the Crime Syndicate and his long-time lover, Captain Victoria Maruska, Damian can't let sleeping dogs lie. After overcoming his captain's well-intended efforts to hold him back, Damian sets off to exact his revenge on the man who had once left him to die on the barren wastelands of Earth. . . .
Victoria may not know where to look, but she knows she has to find him. Following Damian's disappearance and the not-so-mysterious murder of one of his superiors, the Syndicate has called Captain Maruska's loyalty into question. As a result, she has been assigned the unenviable job of leading a task force to hunt him down. . . .
On the outs with his lover and on the run from trained killers, Damian DuFonte is . . .
an Assassin Marked.
Mining on the moon is a hazardous affair. Deedee and Arno, two lunar generalists, find perils beyond what they signed up for when they travel on the lunar surface at night . . . on the dark side of the Moon. Time will not be the same after they fall into the Time Hole.
America is back on the Moon, and we intend to stay and establish a self-sustaining permanent base for tourism and mining. The work is challenging, the environment is deadly, but the astronauts Mia, Geo and Roby succeed in building the moon base, even if they landed in a mysterious crater.
Taryn has risked everything to free the first human colony from the tyranny of the TMC. With the help of her mind-linked ally, the alien warlord Amharr, she has finally succeeded.
Now Taryn must free the other colonies too, before the Ascendancy's world-crushing ships reach human space.
But when she needs him most, Taryn must let Amharr go, or their Link will kill him. The others who stood by her side have seemingly turned against her. And the sadistic TMC General Hurst, who craves the power of Taryn's Link, is now hunting her down.
With time running out, Taryn is about to face her greatest challenge yet, and she must do so alone.
Interest in extrasolar worlds is not new. From the late 17th century until the end of the 19th, almost all educated people believed that the stars are suns surrounded by inhabited planets--a belief that was expressed not in science fiction, but in serious speculation, both scientific and religious, as well as in poetry. Only during the first half of the 20th century was it thought that life-bearing exoplanets are rare.
This is not a science book--rather, it belongs to the category known as History of Ideas. First published by Atheneum in 1974, it tells the story of the rise, fall, and eventual renewal of widespread conviction that we are not alone in the universe. In this updated edition the chapters dealing with modern speculation have been revised to reflect the progress science has made during the past 40 years, including the actual detection of planets orbiting other stars. However, it is not intended to be more than a brief introduction to today's views; its focus is on little-known facts about those of the past.
More poetry from earlier centuries, source notes, and an extensive bibliography have been added in this 2012 edition. In addition it contains a new Afterword, "Confronting the Universe in the Twenty-First Century," discussing the relevance of past upheavals in human thought to an understanding of the hiatus in space exploration that has followed the Apollo moon landings.
If the Voyager 1 space probe was picked up in outer space by extraterrestrials, what would happen? Here's your opportunity to find out.
Voyager 1 was launched by NASA in 1977 to study the outer solar system and, ultimately, interstellar space. It carried a gold-plated audio-visual disc in the event that it might be found by intelligent life-forms from other planetary systems. It was discovered by goopmutt bandits who towed it through interstellar space at superluminal speed. In an effort to conceal their crime, they manipulated the data on the craft’s digital tape recorder and left it in the heliosphere where its signal could still be picked up from Earth. Eventually, they abandoned the probe in the Centaurus galaxy where it was picked up by two itinerant spacecombers from a small circumbinary planet known as Morys Minor.
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Almo, being able to escape, roams around the factory and meets several inanimate friends. As he wanders, he gets exposed to the thrilling yet shocking lives of pills. Now, Almo wants to grow bigger and stronger
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Human Beings have expanded into the stars thanks to the benefits of 7D transportation. Life and planets are plentiful, intelligent life is not. A near Utopian existence for humans is supported by the dedication to various services. The Human Federation policy is one of non-intervention. Observe only, that is the mission of The Interplanetary Geographic Service.
Cathy is an Observer in The Interplanetary Geographic Service observing the planet Fivur as an exceptionally rare convergence of moons and orbits creates massive tidal shifts on the planet's surface. Five years into her initial six year mission with only Ix her Artificial Intelligence system for company she watches the planet.
Carlo a Fivurian must overcome the impact of the tides on the planet's power system whilst keeping his love Sello safe. Meanwhile Cathy tries to persuade her superiors to intervene and save the lives of the planets humanoid population. If she can save them they will need a new home but Earth factions have different ideas. Meanwhile another intelligent species on the planet the Sharok wait to feast on any human or Fivurian who ends up in the water.
The continuing story of Cathy Rodriguez - a Senior Observer in the Interplanetary Geographic Service.
Cathy is recalled from her Observer duties as she is asked to establish first contact with a new life form. Meanwhile the Conspiracy to prevent humans changing their non-Intervention policy continues to try and kill her. Together with Marta De Jaste, a Senior Investigator, and Tony Briggs her former jailer and security officer, they travel to the chosen planet.
On the planet Tullymeade, Karloon Niesta, a disgraced scientific observer, detects a strange anomaly. A discovery that will change his planet forever.
In deep space two groups of survivors try and recover from their battle in orbit above the planet Freevur
Being an avid aquarium hobbyist, it is obviously just a matter of time before Neil finds himself travelling by wormhole to a small circumbinary planet in the constellation of Cygnus. Okay, it's probably more relevant that he is the grandson of a woman who had befriended extra-terrestrials at the turn of the 21st century. Having been chosen to broker a peace agreement between Mortian and Earth peoples, he is hampered in his efforts by the disappearance of his Earthling friend, Aysha, the general unpredictability of life on planet Melinda and the sinister chicanery of the chilloks, a species evolved from ants that is bent on overthrowing humankind...
Much has been said about the positive effect of the photos of Earth obtained by Apollo 8, which for the first time showed our planet as a globe, a fragile refuge amid barren surroundings, and thereby launched the environmental movement. The negative impact--the subconscious apprehension resulting from realization that space is an actual place containing little that’s familiar to us and perhaps much that we’d rather not meet—is not spoken of. But it may be no less significant. Could this be one of the reasons why widespread interest in space died so soon after the first moon landing?
For the past fifty years space advocates have been puzzled and frustrated by the slowness of progress in space and the failure of the public to grasp its importance not only to the future of humankind, but to the preservation of Earth's environment. But is it really cause for discouragement? In this book Sylvia Engdahl argues that in the light of history, it's not surprising that acceptance of a new outlook on the universe is slow. All past human advances have been made by visionary minorities without the support of their contemporaries, and our transformation into a spacefaring species will be no exception.
This book also includes all of Engdahl's earlier essays about space, such as "Space and Human Survival," which has been popular on the Web for nearly twenty years, plus new ones about the priority of Mars and the question of whether we'll ever meet hostile aliens. In addition, an Appendix contains the quotations from her Web page "Space Quotes to Ponder" about why a presence in space is vital to humankind.
Here are the author's collected essays about her Newbery Honor book Enchantress from the Stars and other Young Adult and adult science fiction novels, plus two autobiographical essays illustrated with photos. Her comments on Enchantress deal with issues she would like all its readers to be aware of.
Kaylo has lost his only son to a group of young "Cultist's" who were holding a dark ritual the same night of his camp outing with his friends, or so the police said, but he knew in his heart that his son was still alive . . . and he would never give up hope in finding him again. But when his best friend since their grade school days, Charlie, offered him some magic tea, brewed from the ayahuasca-like "Queen of the Night" plant, it would forever change his jaded outlook on this world...
“THEY SAY THE COSMOS IS A VOID,
DISTURBED BY A FEW ISLANDS OF MATTER. THEY’RE WRONG.”
– Captain Elric Main of the Light Security Corvette MEDJAY.
Humanity stands at an expansionist crossroads. Planetary systems have been colonized and exploited. Yet, even with barely fifteen percent of the Milky Galaxy fully explored, mankind had already set its sights on the Canis Galaxy, the closest galaxy.
Technology and growth have been fueled by corporate greed, with massive conglomerates now having their own domains in space. Over everything is the Interstellar Galactic Federation, composed of spacefaring companies. The very way of life and destiny of mankind are in its hands.
The Milky Way galaxy was but a stepping stone for corporate expansion. Nothing stood in humanity's path. With such kind of rapacious competition, the usual wars and conflicts are now commonplace, with rules governing intercorporate relationships being determined by the Federation. In space, only the truly powerful survive.
But despite such galactic advances, humanity has yet to encounter another sentient lifeform. An experience that had given birth to an unwarranted arrogance in the primacy of its species.
All that is about to change. There is life out there, but not life as humanity expected it to be. Now, man's very existence will rest in the hands of a few intrepid individuals at the edge of human space.
(A science fiction novel of approximately 67,000 words)
Ludi is an ordinary boy – for a Lowinsor Master born and bred top save the world. By the time Ludi was 13 there was no doubt he was a boy with powers never before seen among his clan, a very special breed of magical creatures sent to Earth to protect it from The Vortex that threatens all of existence – everywhere.
With the help of a Smitoffer, a magical creature that protects specials, called Phil; the gifted, eccentric and slightly confused Aunt Agnasina; the Spirit of his Grandfather, imprisoned in another dimension for decades, and a bracelet given to him by his mover bearing the legend “Of all people you are the greater, and of no people are you the better Ludi takes on forces never before known to man nor beast”, Ludi takes on the Coming of the Vortex. He is helped hone his powers in a class run by Professor McGnaw, the Keeper of Care.
Ludi has magical powers and when he gets angry his curses often stick to those who do him or his family ill. Even when the family move to a protected enclave the evil Master Mustra and his underling Mordi Se follow to take the child before he can save the world.
This is a book full of battles between good and evil and questions about the nature of these two states. It is also about how, when the good work together, they can make a difference to all time.
The story is set across many dimensions and worlds and through a turbulence of time and space with characters and beast that have existed for millions of years.
Rise of the Supreme - Astrophysicist, Dr. Gornam Rand, who while conducting a routine photoscan from images taken by a space probe stationed just off of Pluto makes a shocking discovery. The emergence of a wormhole followed by the presence of alien beings from another galaxy bent on taking what they feel is rightfully theirs, the planet Earth. Dr. Rand and his staff try everything at their disposal to uncover and neutralize this threat but only through the assistance of a mysterious and ultra-powerful being does Dr. Rand realize that the power to turn back the invaders resides inside of him. Meanwhile four other beings posing as everyday citizens are discovered to be living on the planet and forced to reveal themselves; this sets off a chain of events culminating in the uncovering of a major conspiracy from a trio of beings known only as the Axis of Evil. Will humanity fall at the hands of the evil Draconian empire?
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