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Обложка книги Vacuum Diagrams Vacuum Diagrams

 Автор: Baxter Stephen


Ironically, you’ll probably appreciate Vacuum Diagrams most after you’ve put it down. The prolific and acclaimed Stephen Baxter has always been praised for his imaginative and conscientious use of science, and Vacuum Diagrams is no exception. This collection of short stories will leave you ruminating for days over the sprawl of ideas, worlds, and life forms Baxter has woven together.

Filling in the gaps on Baxter’s ambitious, almost audacious, 10-million-year timeline called the “Xeelee Sequence,” Vacuum Diagrams is a collection of revised, previously published short stories that bridges together his popular novels set in this same “future history” — Raft, Timelike Infinity, Flux, and Ring. Baxter’s universe is rotten with life, from strange tree-stump-like creatures with superfluid ice skeletons to dark matter “birds” to sentient beings composed of pure mathematics. And Baxter’s reverence for life’s beauty, for its voracious robustness, is hard to resist — especially when it comes to humanity and its tentative, eager rise. The cycling timeline follows humans as they come into their own as a star-faring race, from their first sporadic steps to their near dominance of the universe and beyond.

Vacuum Diagrams is a great introduction to Baxter for those unfamiliar with him and a good primer for the other “Xeelee Sequence” novels. If you already love Baxter or the other novels in the sequence, Vacuum Diagrams is certainly a safe bet. Besides, any book that sends you scurrying quizzically after your college physics text deserves a closer look. Check it out.

—Paul Hughes (from amazon.com)

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Обложка книги Vaillant Vaillant

 Автор: Campbell Jack

 Серия: La flotte perdue, La Dentelle du Cygne


Traquée par les Syndics, la flotte de l’Alliance poursuit son repli à travers l’espace ennemi. Le capitaine « Black Jack » Geary tente désespérément de la ramener au bercail avec son trophée, la clef de l’hypernet du Syndic, qui est aussi celle de la victoire…

Jamais Geary n’avait pris décision aussi risquée, au point que ses officiers s’interrogent sur sa santé mentale : retourner dans le système de Lakota, où ses vaisseaux ont failli connaître la destruction.

Mais tandis qu’il s’efforce de garder une longueur d’avance sur l’ennemi, il lui faut encore affronter une conspiration au sein même de sa flotte, dont les instigateurs restent dans l’ombre… Alors que le rideau se lève sur la menace effroyable qu’une civilisation extraterrestre inconnue fait peser sur l’humanité.

Que les vivantes étoiles lui viennent en aide !

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Обложка книги Valiant Valiant

 Автор: Campbell Jack


Valiant picks up right where the third book, Courageous, left off, with the Alliance fleet leaving through the Ixion Star System's worm hole to return back to the Lakota Star System.

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Обложка книги Valley of Dreams Valley of Dreams

 Автор: Weinbaum Stanley G

Обложка книги Vanguard Vanguard

 Автор: Campbell Jack

 Серия: The Lost Fleet: The Genesis Fleet


Jack Campbell returns to the world of the New York Times bestselling Lost Fleet novels with a new action-packed military science fiction series that explores the founding of the Alliance… and the men and women who fought to create it.


Earth is no longer the center of the universe.

After the invention of the faster-than-light jump drive, humanity is rapidly establishing new colonies. But the vast distances of space also mean that the old order of protection and interstellar law offered by Earth has ceased to exist.

When a nearby world attacks, the new colony of Glenlyon turns to Robert Geary, a young former junior fleet officer, and Mele Darcy, a former enlisted Marine. With nothing but improvised weapons and a few volunteers, Geary and Darcy must face down warships and armored soldiers—or die trying.

As battles rage and pirates take an increasing toll throughout the colonies, the only hope for lasting peace lies with Carmen Ochoa, a “Red” from the anarchic world of Mars, and Lochan Nakamura, a failed politician. They have a plan: to lay the groundwork for mutual defense that could someday grow into an alliance. But if their efforts don’t succeed, the growing power of aggressor worlds could turn regions of space founded on freedom into battlefields between the first interstellar empires…


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Обложка книги Velocity Velocity

 Автор: Larson V B

Обложка книги Victorieux Victorieux

 Автор: Campbell Jack

 Серия: La flotte perdue, La Dentelle du Cygne


Mission accomplie. « Black Jack » Geary a rèussi l’impossible : ramener la flotte perdue chez elle après avoir infligé à l’ennemi une succession de défaites. C’est en héros qu’il est revenu.

Un héros dont le Sénat de l’Alliance se méfie. Son objectif ne sera-t-il pas de s’emparer du pouvoir ? Que faire de lui ? Geary, pour sa part, estime les conditions réunies pour mettre un terme à la guerre qui ravage l’humanité depuis un siècle ; et il ya urgence car aux frontières des mondes syndiqués guette une menace inconnue.

Si les moyens lui en sont accordés, c’est donc un retour décisif au coeur du territoire ennemi qui l’attend, ainsi, peut-être, qu’une première confrontation directe avec les mystérieux aliens.

Victorieux clôt le cycle de « La flotte perdue ». La romance contrariée de son héros y trouvera-t-elle aussi son compte ?

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Обложка книги Vigilant Vigilant

 Автор: Gardner James Alan

 Серия: League of People


Two species lived in peaceful coexistence on the planet Demoth until a deadly plague wiped out millions of the winged Ooloms while leaving humans untouched, helpless to do more than ease the suffering of their alien friends and neighbors. Faye Smallwood saw the horror firsthand, caring for the plague victims in her father’s hospital. She was there when he discovered the cure that made him famous. She was also there when a freak accident killed him.

Desperate to escape her past, Faye joins the Vigil, a band of fiercely independent monitors charged with rooting out government corruption. To help in this struggle, her mind is linked to the powerful datasphere that regulates the planet… and suddenly, she receives a cryptic vision promising peace and healing. Instead, Faye becomes the target of unknown assassins in a sinister conspiracy that threatens to unleash a new and more deadly outbreak.

For humans and Ooloms were not the first species to inhabit Demoth. Somewhere in the ruins of long-abandoned settlements, something was left behind: an alien technology of unimaginable potential to build — or destroy. Enemy agents will stop at nothing to find it. Some of Faye's own people will kill to uncover its secret. With no one else to trust, she turns to the one person who can help unravel the mystery: Festina Ramos — explorer, outcast, ever-vigilant champion of those whom society deems expendable.

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Обложка книги Viņi atvēra durvis Viņi atvēra durvis

 Автор: MIHAILOVS VLADIMIRS


V.MIHAILOVS

Viņi atvēra durvis

IZDEVNIECĪBA «LIESMA» RĪGĀ 1971

Tulkojis I. Livšics Māksliniece M. Muižule

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Обложка книги VIŅPUS DURVĪM VIŅPUS DURVĪM

 Автор: MIHAILOVS VLADIMIRS


V.MIHAILOVS

VIŅPUS DURVĪM

FANTASTISKS ROMĀNS

RĪGA «LIESMA» 1980

В. Михайлов

ДВЕРЬ С ТОЙ СТОРОНЫ Фантастический роман Издательство «Лиесма» Рига 1974

No krievu valodas tulkojis Pēteris Zirnītis Mākslinieks Arvīds Galeviuss

Tulkojums latviešu valodā, «Liesma», 1980

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Обложка книги Voices Voices

 Автор: Vornholt John

 Серия: Babylon 5


Mind games of the deadly kind: Telepaths to the left of them, telepaths to the right of them. And danger is all around Commander Susan Ivanova and Security Chief Michael Garibaldi when a Psi Corps Convention is held on Babylon 5. Someone will turn this meeting of mind readers into a real blast… as a bomb makes Babylon 5 a death trap.

Voices: the prime suspect is resident telepath Talia Winters. With Talia’s old foes, thought-cops Bester and Gray, calling for her head, Ivanova and Garibaldi can’t openly help her. Now she’s running for her life through a perilous universe, and her psychic talent is her only weapon when her path is blocked by staggering intergalactic horrors: psi-cops closing in… and a killer waiting.

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Обложка книги Voidhawk Voidhawk

 Автор: Halstead Jason

 Серия: Voidhawk

Обложка книги Voodoo Planet Voodoo Planet

 Автор: Norton Andre

 Серия: Voodoo Planet


"From between the two shuffling dancers padded something on four feet. The canine-feline creature was more than just a head; it was a loose-limbed, graceful body fully eight feet in length, and the red eyes in the prick-eared head were those of a killer.... Words issued from between those curved fangs, words which Dane might not understand....

"Dane slid his blade out surreptitiously, setting its point against the palm of his hand and jabbing painfully; but the terrible creature continued to advance.... There was no blurring of its lines...."

Dane Thorson of the space-ship Solar Queen knew there was only one way to win out over this hideous thing — a battle to the end between his rational mind and the hypnotic witchcraft of Lumbrilo, the mental wizard of the planet Khatka.

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