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Творчество автора (Bear Greg) представлено в следующих жанрах:
Фэнтези, Боевая фантастика, Космическая фантастика, Фантастика, Фэнтези, Проза, Историческая проза, Научная Фантастика, Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер, Эпическая фантастика, Альтернативная история
Творчество автора (Bear Greg) представлено в следующих сериях книг:
The Forge of God, SF Masterworks, Foundation, La fragua de Dios, NOVA ciencia ficción, Darwin (es), Darwin (fr), Ailleurs et demain, La reine des anges, Queen of Angels, Darwin (pl), The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Man-Kzin Wars, The Foreworld Saga
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Обложка книги The War Dogs Trilogy The War Dogs Trilogy

 Жанр: Фэнтези, Боевая фантастика, Космическая фантастика


Collected in a single volume for the first time, the epic War Dogs trilogy of interstellar war from a master of science fiction.

The Gurus made their presence on Earth known thirteen years ago. Providing technology and scientific insights far beyond what mankind was capable of, they became indispensable advisors and promised even more gifts that we just couldn’t pass up. But they were followed by mortal enemies—the Antagonists—from sun to sun, planet to planet, and now the Gurus are stretched thin—and they need humanity’s help.

Our first bill has come due.

Skyrines like Michael Venn have been volunteered to pay the price. They face insidious enemies who were already inside the solar system, establishing a beachhead on Mars.

Venn and his comrades will be lucky to make it out alive—let alone preserve the future of all of mankind.

#1 - War Dogs

From a master of science fiction comes an epic interstellar tale of war. They came in peace, bearing gifts. The Gurus were a highly advanced species who brought amazingly useful and sophisticated technology to the human race. There was, of course, a catch. They warned of a far more malevolent life form, beings who have hounded the Gurus across the cosmos. The media have taken to calling them the Antagonists—or Antags—and they have already established a beachhead on Mars. For all they have done for us, the Gurus now need our help. Enter Master Sergeant Michael Venn, a veteran Skyrine who is dropped onto the Red Planet with his band of brothers on a mission to turn back the Antag tide. But the Skyrines will face impossible odds just to survive—let alone make it home alive.

#2 - Killing Titan

A new planet. A new battle. Same war.

After barely surviving his last tour on Mars, Master Sergeant Michael Venn finds himself back on earth in enforced isolation. Through a dangerous series of operations he returns to Mars to further his investigation into the Drifters—ancient artifacts suddenly reawakened on the red planet. But another front in the war leads his team to make the difficult journey to Saturn’s moon, Titan. Here, in the cauldron of war, hides new truths about the Drifters, the origin of life in our solar system and the plans of the supposedly benevolent Gurus, who have been "sponsoring" and supporting humanity in their fight against outside invaders.

#3 - Take Back the Sky

The conclusion to an epic interstellar trilogy of war from master of science fiction, Greg Bear.

Marooned beneath the icy, waxy crust of Saturn’s moon, Titan, Skyrine Michael Venn and his comrades face double danger from Earth and from the Antagonists, both intent on wiping out their growing awareness of what the helpful alien Gurus are really doing in our solar system.

Haunted by their dead and by the ancient archives of our Bug ancestors, the former combatants must now team up with their enemies, forget their indoctrination and their training, and journey far beyond Pluto to the fabled Planet X, the Antagonists’ home world, a Sun-Planet in the comet-generating Kuiper belt. It’s here that Master Sergeant Venn will finally understand his destiny and the destiny of every intelligent being in the solar system-including the enigmatic Gurus.

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Обложка книги The Unfinished Land The Unfinished Land

 Жанр: Фантастика, Фэнтези, Проза, Историческая проза


Reynard, a young apprentice, seeks release from the drudgery of working for his fisherman uncle in the English village of Southwold. His rare days off lead him to strange encounters—not just with press gangs hoping to fill English ships to fight the coming Spanish Armada, but strangers who seem to know him—one of whom casts a white shadow.

The village’s ships are commandeered, and after a fierce battle at sea, Reynard finds himself the sole survivor of his uncle’s devastated hoy. For days he drifts, starving and dying of thirst, until he is rescued by a galleon, also lost—and both are propelled by a strange current to the unknown, northern island of Thule. Here, Reynard Reynard must meet his destiny in a violent clash between humans and gods.

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Обложки нет Anvil of Stars

 Серия: The Forge of God

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


The acclaimed author of Eternity offers a compelling sequel to his visionary Forge of God. Earth is gone, completely destroyed by a ruthless alien. Hundreds of years away, a handful of exiles hurtles through the galaxies in a quest for revenge, armed with powers they do not understand—and determined to find and punish the killers who murdered their world.

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Обложка книги Blood Music Blood Music

 Серия: SF Masterworks

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


The award winning tale of the inevitable takeover of our society by a benign, intelligent scientific experiment gone awry. In the tradition of the greatest cyberpunk novels, Blood Music explores the imminent destruction of mankind and the fear of mass destruction by technological advancements.

Blood Music follows present-day events in which the fears concerning nuclear annihilation of the world subsided after the Cold War and the fear of chemical warfare spilled over into the empty void of nuclear fear. An amazing breakthrough in genetic engineering made by Vergil Ulam is considered too dangerous for further research, but rather than destroy his work, he injects himself with his creation and walks out of his lab, unaware of just quite how his actions will change the world.

Author Greg Bear’s treatment of the traditional tale of scientific hubris is both suspenseful and a compelling portrait of a new intelligence emerging amongst us, irrevocably changing our world.

Blood Music won the Nebula and Hugo Awards in its original shorter form.

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Обложка книги Blutmusik Blutmusik

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


Der Biochemiker Vergil Ulam ist ein Genie seines Fachs, aber er ist ebenso risikofreudig wie sorglos. Erarbeitet in einem gentechnischen Forschungsunternehmen auf dem Gebiet der Biologik. Sein Ziel: die Herstellung »intelligenter« Zellen durch DNS-Rekombination von menschlichem Genmaterial mit dem von Einzellern. Er tut dies auf eigene Faust und ohne Genehmigung der Firmenleitung.

Der Durchbruch gelingt ihm: es ergeben sich intelligente Lymphozyten. Als das Management von seinen gefährlichen Experimenten erfährt, die Unterlagen beschlagnahmt und ihn zwingt, die gezüchteten Kulturen zu vernichten, und ihn feuert, injiziert er sich eine von ihnen in die Blutbahn. Ein paar Tage später ist er kein Mensch mehr, sondern eine überaus produktiv und fehlerfrei arbeitende biologische Struktur, die sich alles einverleibt, mit dem sie in Berührung kommt.

Die Evolution nimmt eine neue Wendung: optimal für das Leben — aber für die Menschheit das nackte Grauen.

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Обложка книги Darwin's Radio Darwin's Radio

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


Is evolution a gradual process, as Darwin believed, or can change occur suddenly, in an incredibly brief time span, as has been suggested by Stephen J. Gould and others? Greg Bear takes on one of the hottest topics in science today in this riveting, near-future thriller. Discredited anthropologist Mitch Rafelson has made an astonishing discovery in a recently uncovered ice cave in the Alps. At he mummified remains of a Neanderthal couple and their newborn, strangely abnormal child. Kaye Lang, a molecular biologist specializing in retroviruses, has unearthed chilling evidence that so-called junk DNA may have a previously unguessed-at purpose in the scheme of life. Christopher Dicken, a virus hunter at the National Center for Infectious Diseases in Atlanta, is hot in pursuit of a mysterious illness, dubbed Herod’s flu, which seems to strike only expectant mothers and their fetuses. Gradually, as the three scientists pool their results, it becomes clear that Homo sapiens is about to face its greatest crisis, a challenge that has slept within our genes since before the dawn of humankind. Bear is one of the modern masters of hard SF, and this story marks a return to the kind of cutting-edge speculation that made his Blood Music one of the genre’s all-time classics. Centered on well-developed, highly believable figures who are working scientists and full-fledged human beings, this fine novel is sure to please anyone who appreciates literate, state-of-the-art SF.


Won Nebula Award for Best Novel in 2000.

Nominated for Hugo, Locus and Campbell awards in 2000.

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Обложка книги Das Darwin-Virus Das Darwin-Virus

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


Ein Massengrab in Georgien, in dem die Leichen mehrerer schwangerer Frauen entdeckt werden — und eine Verschwörung mit dem Ziel, diesen Fund der Öffentlichkeit vorzuenthalten …

Eine aufregende Entdeckung hoch in den Alpen: die gut erhaltenen Körper einer prähistorischen Familie — mit einem Neugeborenen, das verwir-rende biologische Merkmale aufweist …

Eine rätselhafte, epidemisch um sich greifende Krankheit, die nur werdende Mütter befällt und zunächst zu Fehlgeburten führt …

In der menschlichen DNA sind uralte Krankheiten verschlüsselt, die wie schlafende Drachen nur darauf warten, wieder zum Leben erweckt zu werden — so die umstrittene Theorie der Molekularbiologin Kaye Lang.

Nun scheinen ihre Vorstellungen tatsächlich erschreckende Realität zu werden. Denn der »Virusjäger« Christopher Dicken vom nationalen Ge-sundheitszentrum hat die Spur einer merkwürdigen, grippeartigen Erkrankung aufgenommen, die epidemisch um sich greift und unter den werdenden Müttern des Landes und ihrem Nachwuchs eine Katastrophe anzurichten droht. Dann offenbart eine erstaunliche Entdeckung hoch in den Alpen — die erhaltenen Körper einer prähistorischen Familie — eine schockierende Verbindung: Etwas, das Millionen von Jahren in unseren Genen geschlummert hat, ist erwacht.

Der Ausbruch der furchtbaren Krankheit weitet sich zu einer tödlichen Epidemie aus. In der Bevölkerung machen sich Angst und Unruhe breit; die Regierung beschließt Notstandsmaßnahmen. In einem Wettkampf mit der Zeit versuchen Dicken und Lang die Teile eines Puzzles zusammenzufügen, das nur sie zu lösen vermögen — eines evolutionären Puzzles, das die Zukunft der Menschheit bestimmen wird … wenn es überhaupt eine Zukunft gibt.

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Обложка книги Foundation and Chaos Foundation and Chaos

 Серия: Foundation

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложка книги Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Inspired by Microsoft Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Inspired by Microsoft

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


This book is an anthology of original stories inspired by science and scientists. The authors—some of the best and most decorated in the field—each visited Microsoft Research and met with top researchers in areas such as machine learning, computer vision, speech recognition, programming languages, and operating systems. They were given a unique opportunity to see new technologies under development and understand how researchers think and work.

The stories that came out of this process are the kind of science fiction that excited me as boy. They draw upon, highlight, and extrapolate current science. A number of them put scientists and engineers front and center in the narrative.

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Обложка книги La fragua de Dios La fragua de Dios

 Серия: La fragua de Dios

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


26 de junio de 1996: Europa, la sexta luna de Júpiter, desaparece repentinamente de los cielos, sin dejar tras de sí la menor huella de su existencia. 28 de septiembre de 1996: en el Valle de la Muerte, en California, en pleno corazón de los Estados Unidos, aparece un cono de escoria volcánica que no se halla registrado en ningún mapa geológico de la zona, y a su lado es hallada una criatura alienígena que transmite un inquietante mensaje: “Traigo malas noticias: la Tierra va a ser destruida…”

1 de octubre de 1996: el gobierno australiano anuncia que una enorme montaña de granito, un duplicado casi perfecto de Ayers Rock, ha aparecido de pronto en el Gran Desierto Victoria; junto a ella, tres resplandecientes robots de acero traen consigo un mensaje de paz y amistad…

Así se inicia una de las más apasionantes novelas de ciencia ficción de los últimos tiempos, que combina sabiamente el interés científico, la alta política internacional y la amenaza de una invasión alienígena, para ofrecernos una obra apasionante con una profundidad temática raras veces alcanzada, que se lee de un tirón hasta la última página.

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Обложка книги La radio de Darwin La radio de Darwin

 Серия: NOVA ciencia ficción, Darwin (es)

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


La Radio de Darwin es una intrigante especulación a partir de los actuales conocimientos biológicos y antropológicos, además de un ingenioso y bien tramado thriller que cuestiona casi todas nuestras creencias sobre los origenes del ser humano y su posible destino.

Tres hechos, que al principio parecen no estar relacionados, acabarán convergiendo para sugerir una novedad devastadora y sacudir los cimientos de la ciencia: la conspiración para ocultar los cadáveres de dos mujeres y sus hijos en Rusia, el descubrimiento inesperado en los Alpes de los cuerpos congelados de una familia prehistórica, y una misteriosa enfermedad que sólo afecta a mujeres gestantes e interrumpe sus embarazos.

Kaye Lang, una biológa molecular especialista en retrovirus, y Christopher Dicken, epidemiólogo del Servicio de inteligencia de Epidemias, temen que algo ha permanecido dormido en nuestros genes durante millones de años haya empezdo a despertar. Ellos dos junto al antropólogo Mictch Rafaelson, parecen ser los únicos capaces de resolver un rompecabezas evolutivo que puede determinar el futuro de la especie humana... si ese futuro sigue existiendo.

El premio Nebula, el equivalente en ciencia ficción al Oscar cinematográfico, avala el interés de esta obra, el más sugestivo thriller sobre la investigación genética y el futuro de la especie humana. Cinco premios Nebula, dos premios Hugo, el premio Apollo de Francia y el premio Ignotus en España garantizan la alta calidad e interés de la obra del brillante autor de Marte se mueve y Fundación y caos.


Premio Nebula 2000.

Novela Finalista del Premio Hugo 2000.

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Обложка книги L'échelle de Darwin L'échelle de Darwin

 Серия: Darwin (fr)

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


Au fond d’une caverne des Alpes suisses, trois corps préservés par le froid depuis plus de dix mille ans : une famille préhistorique, néandertalienne, dont l’enfant semble curieusement moderne…

Découverte en Géorgie d’un charnier récent qui ne doit rien à la révolution ni à la guerre… Toutes les femmes étaient enceintes. Et le secret d’État pèse sur cette affaire.

Kaye Lang, généticienne de talent et peut-être de génie, découvre que la partie silencieuse de nos gènes recèle d’anciens virus susceptibles de s’éveiller. Et plus encore qu’une surprenante machinerie, enfouie dans nos gènes depuis des millions d’années, vient de s’enclencher.

Alors qu’une maladie terrifiante, le syndrome de SHEVA, se met à frapper les femmes.

L’humanité est-elle menacée, ou bien se prépare-t-elle à un nouveau bond sur l’échelle de Darwin, la voie de l’évolution ?

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Обложка книги L'envol de Mars L'envol de Mars

 Серия: Ailleurs et demain, La reine des anges

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


Vint le jour où la jeune République martienne voulut prendre son indépendance contre la volonté d’une Terre au faîte de sa puissance. Dans cette page d’histoire, Casseia Majumdar, étudiante rebelle, puis condamnée pour haute trahison, réhabilitée, élue Présidente de Mars, devait jouer un rôle déterminant. Voici le journal, complet et inexpurgé, de l’une des héroïnes les plus controversées de l’histoire de Mars et de tout le Système solaire, qui rapporte comment Mars prit son envol. Bien au-delà des limites du Système solaire…

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Обложка книги L'ultima fase L'ultima fase

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


Vergil Ulam, brillante ricercatore dei Genetron Labs, sta lavorando segretamente ad un esperimento che promette risultati sensazionali, e cioè la produzione di nuclei intelligenti di materia cellulare, capaci di evolversi e di apprendere con straordinaria rapidità. Ma quando Ulam infrange le norme di sicurezza del laboratorio e viene licenziato, si rifiuta di distruggere il frutto delle sue ricerche, come gli è stato ordinato, e decide invece di iniettarsi nel sangue le colonie cellulari, e diventare così egli stesso la cavia di un nuovo straordinario esperimento. Ma sarà il primo di un incredibile processo di mutazione e trasformazione, i cui limiti non sono facilmente immaginabili, perché infatti è subito chiaro che questa forma di intelligenza virale può assorbire e riplasmare qualsiasi materia vivente. Un’epidemia assolutamente inattaccabile, un vero e proprio universo di miliardi di cellule senzienti in frenetica espansione, che lentamente inghiottono l’America del Nord, trasformandola in uno scenario “alieno” che suscita al tempo stesso orrore e meraviglia. Ma si può parlare di catastrofe? O non è piuttosto un nuovo gradino nella scala dell’evoluzione? E che ne sarà dell’umanità, letteralmente trasfigurata da questi microscopici organismi che rappresentano una nuova dimensione di ciò che si può concepire come “vita”?


Nominato per il premio Nebula in 1985.

Nominato per i premi Hugo, Campbell e BSFA in 1976.

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Обложка книги Mariposa Mariposa

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


In an America driven to near bankruptcy with crushing foreign debt, the Talos Corporation stands out as a major success story – training soldiers and security forces from around the world and providing logistics and troops for nearly all branches of the United States government. But Talos has another plan in mind – the destruction of the federal system and constitutional law.

Three FBI agents are all that stands between Talos's CEO Axel Price and the subversion of our nation. Fouad Al-Husam is working undercover in Lion City, Texas, on the Talos Campus – but he may have just overplayed his hand. Agent William Griffin will engage in a desperate diversion to try to rescue Al-Husam, and the top-secret information he literally carries in his blood.

Rebecca Rose is called into action to partner with an unlikely hero: Nathan Trace, one of a team of four who created and programmed the thinking machines that are about to help Axel Price in his plans for domination. Trace and his colleagues were caught up in a violent incident in the Middle East several years ago, and experienced Post-Traumatic Stress disorder. All of them were forcibly enrolled in a treatment program sponsored by Talos Corporation, code-named Mariposa – which supposedly cured their PTSD. But now they are beginning to notice unexpected side effects. The Mariposa subjects are being liberated from nearly all human emotions and concerns – and all mental limits – to become brilliant sociopaths. They are out of control and they must die.

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Обложка книги Moving Mars Moving Mars

 Жанр: Фантастика, Космическая фантастика


A brilliant physicist and the daughter of one of Mars’ oldest colonizing families — both involved in the student uprising of 2171 — see the revolution take a dramatic, unexpected turn.


Won Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1994.

Nominated for Hugo, Locus, and John F. Campbell Memorial Awards in 1994.

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Обложка книги Pieśń krwi Pieśń krwi

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


Vergil Ulam był geniuszem przekraczającym granice biologii. Pracował nad restrukturyzacją komórek ludzkiego organizmu. Komórek myślących. Ponieważ Genotron, firma, w której pracował, skasował jego rewolucyjny program badawczy, Vergil postanowił na przekór wszystkiemu ocalić dzieło swego życia. Wybrał sposób najprostszy i najskuteczniejszy — przemycił myślące komórki we własnej krwi. Początkowo skutki działania inteligentnych limfocytów są niczym cuda w małej skali: wzrok Vergila poprawia się, a on sam staje się okazem zdrowia i seksualnej sprawności. Ale potem dzieją się rzeczy bardziej niezwykłe. Komórki mnożą się i przebudowują stopniowo „te zwykłe”, tworząc organizmy o wysokim stopniu komplikacji i wręcz społeczeństwa. Vergil Ulam staje się wszechświatem. Wszechświatem składających i eksperymentujących. Komórek, które bardzo szybko odkrywają istnienie innych ludzi i „zewnętrznego” wszechświata. Komórek, które postanowiły, że oto nastał czas przemian…


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Обложка книги Quantico Quantico

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


A near-future thriller that pits young FBI agents against a brilliant, homegrown terrorist.

It's the second decade of the twenty-first century, and terrorism has escalated almost beyond control. The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem has been blown to bits by extremists and, in retaliation, thousands have died in another major attack on the United States. New weapons are being spawned in remote basement labs. No one feels safe.

In North America, the FBI uses cutting-edge technology to thwart domestic terrorists. Sat-linked engine blockers stop drug-traffickers cold; devices the size of Magic Markers test for bio-hazards on the spot; 3-D projectors reconstruct crime scenes from hours-old evidence; and sophisticated bomb suits protect against all but the most savage forces. Despite all this, the War on Terror has reached a deadly stalemate.

Now the FBI has been dispatched to deal with a new menace. Like the Anthrax threat of 2001, a plague targeted to ethnic groups-Jews or Muslims or both-has the potential to wipe out entire populations. But the FBI itself is under political assault. There's a good chance agents William Griffin, Fouad Al-Husam, and Jane Rowland will be part of the last class at Quantico. As the young agents hunt a brilliant homegrown terrorist, they join forces with veteran bio-terror expert Rebecca Rose. But the plot they uncover-and the man they chase-proves far more complex than anyone expects.

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Обложка книги Queen of Angels Queen of Angels

 Серия: Queen of Angels

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


In a society enjoying peace, prosperity and technologically engineered mental health, Emanuel Goldsmith, a famous poet, commits gruesome murder. Three people investigate the crime--one a therapist who will enter Goldsmith's mind to search for answers. A mesmerizing work set in a tomorrow that is less than a century away. Reissue.

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Обложка книги Radio Darwina Radio Darwina

 Серия: Darwin (pl)

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


Wyklęty paleontolog Mitch Rafelson odkrywa w Alpach w spoczywające od dziesiątków tysięcy lat w nieznanej jaskini ciała rodziny neandertalczyków. Biolog molekularna Kaye Lang uważa, że w DNA człowieka, niby śpiący rycerze z legend, skrywają się pradawne choroby, które miliony lat czekają tylko na wezwanie, aby móc znowu zarażać i zabijać.

I w bardzo niedalekiej przyszłości, budzą się demony, z naszego genomu wyłania wirus, którego nazwa przypomina imię indyjskiego boga śmierci, Śiwy. Ludzkości zagraża zagłada, gdyż wirus powoduje poronienia u wszystkich zarażonych kobiet. Władze podejmują radykalne środki, dochodzi do zamieszek, prześladowań kobiet. Nieliczni, w tym Lang i Rafelson, w zagrożeniu widzą nadzieję, w chorobie, bólu, przemocy dostrzegają bóle porodowe ludzkości, które poprzedzają ogromny skok ewolucyjny, przyjście na świat nowego człowieka. Prześladowani i potępiani, ścigają się z czasem, aby rozwiązać największą zagadkę w dziejach rodu ludzkiego i powstrzymać oszalały świat.

Arcydzieło wysoko naukowej fantastyki autorstwa zdobywcy nagrody Nebula, według wielu krytyków najlepsza książka SF w USA w roku 1999. Prawdziwy, przedstawiony z ogromnym rozmachem i wnikliwością obraz nauki i nas, ludzi, postawio-nych przed obliczem być może największego zagrożenia w jej dziejach.

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Обложка книги Rogue Planet Rogue Planet

 Жанр: Фантастика, Эпическая фантастика


MASTER AND APPRENTICE.


You've seen the movie The Phantom Menace. You've read the #1 New York Times bestselling book based on George Lucas's masterpiece. Now, before the eagerly awaited release of Episode II, comes a stunning new Star Warsnovel from one of science fiction's greatest talents, a writer universally acclaimed for his keen grasp of cutting-edge science and the brilliance of his page-turning plots: multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Greg Bear. The result is pure adrenaline — an unforgettable journey stretching from the farthest reaches of known space to the battlefield of a young boy's heart, where a secret struggle is being waged that will decide the fate of billions.


That boy is twelve-year-old Anakin Skywalker. The Force is strong in Anakin…so strong that the Jedi Council, despite misgivings, entrusted the young Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi with the mission of training him to become a Jedi Knight. Obi-Wan — like his slain Master, Qui-Gon — believes Anakin may be the chosen one, the Jedi destined to bring balance to the Force. But first Obi-Wan must help his undisciplined, idealistic apprentice, who still bears the scars of slavery, find his own balance.


Dispatched to the mysterious planet of Zonama Sekot, source of the fastest ships in the galaxy, Obi-Wan and Anakin are swept up in a swirl of deadly intrigue and betrayal. For there are others who covet the power such superfast ships could bring. Raith Sienar, a brilliant but unscrupulous weapons and ship designer, has the brains to decipher the Zonama Sekot ship design. Commander Wilhuff Tarkin has at his disposal the forces of the mighty Trade Federation with which to extract the secret. Together, they make a formidable foe, one a small and undeveloped planet can hardly hope to stand against.


But as Tarkin's fleet strikes with all its brutal power, Obi-Wan and Anakin sense a disturbance in the Force unlike any they have encountered before. It seems there are more secrets on Zonama Sekot than meet the eye.


The search for those secrets will threaten the bond between Obi-Wan and Anakin…and bring the troubled young apprentice face-to-face with his deepest fears — and his darkest destiny.

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Обложка книги The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century

 Жанр: Фантастика, Альтернативная история


Explore fascinating, often chilling “what if” accounts of the world that could have existed–and still might yet…Science fiction’s most illustrious and visionary authors hold forth the ultimate alternate history collection. Here you’ll experience mind-bending tales that challenge your views of the past, present, and future, including:

• “The Lucky Strike”: When The Lucky Strike is chosen over The Enola Gay to drop the first atomic bomb, fate takes an unexpected turn in Kim Stanley Robinson’s gripping tale.

• “Bring the Jubilee”: Ward Moore’s novella masterpiece offers a rebel victory at Gettysburg which changes the course of the Civil War… and all of American history.

• “Through Road No Wither”: After Hitler’s victory in World War II, two Nazi officers confront their destiny in Greg Bear’s apocalyptic vision of the future.

• “All the Myriad Ways”: Murder or suicide, Ambrose Harmon’s death leads the police down an infinite number of pathways in Larry Niven’s brilliant and defining tale of alternatives and consequences.

• “Mozart in Mirrorshades”: Bruce Sterling and Lewis Shiner explore a terrifying era as the future crashes into the past–with disastrous results.

…as well as works by Poul Anderson • Gregory Benford • Jack L. Chalker • Nicholas A. DiChario • Brad Linaweaver • William Sanders • Susan Shwartz • Allen Steele • and Harry Turtledove himself!

The definitive collection: fourteen seminal alternate history tales drawing readers into a universe of dramatic possibility and endless wonder

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Обложка книги The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year. Volume 10 The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year. Volume 10

 Серия: The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year

 Жанр: Фантастика, Фэнтези, Научная Фантастика


DISTANT WORLDS, TIME TRAVEL, EPIC ADVENTURE, UNSEEN WONDERS AND MUCH MORE! The best, most original and brightest science fiction and fantasy stories from around the globe from the past twelve months are brought together in one collection by multiple award winning editor Jonathan Strahan. This highly popular series now reaches volume nine and will include stories from both the biggest names in the field and the most exciting new talents. Previous volumes have included stories from Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Cory Doctorow, Stephen Baxter, Elizabeth Bear, Joe Abercrombie, Paolo Bacigalupi, Holly Black, Garth Nix, Jeffrey Ford, Margo Lanagan, Bruce Sterling, Adam Robets, Ellen Klages, and many many more.

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Обложка книги The Forge of God The Forge of God

 Серия: The Forge of God

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


The 1990s present humanity with a dilemma when two groups of aliens arrive on Earth. The first invaders introduce themselves as altruistic ambassadors, but the second warn that their predecessors are actually unstoppable planet-eaters who will utterly destroy the world. The American president accepts this message as the ultimate judgment and calls for fervent prayers to appease the Forge of God. Meanwhile, military men plot to blow up spaceships, and both scientists and lay people help the second alien race preserve Earthly achievement.


Nominated for Nebula Award in 1987. Nominated for Hugo and Locus awards in 1988.

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Обложка книги The Machine Starts The Machine Starts

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложка книги The Man-Kzin Wars 04 The Man-Kzin Wars 04

 Серия: Man-Kzin Wars

 Жанр: Фантастика, Космическая фантастика

Обложка книги The Mongoliad: Book One The Mongoliad: Book One

 Серия: The Foreworld Saga

 Жанр: Фантастика, Эпическая фантастика, Фэнтези

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