The Big Book of Science Fiction
Author : Jeff VanderMeer,Ann Vandermeer
Publisher : Vintage
Release :2016-07-12
Total pages :1216
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781101910108
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Quite possibly the GREATEST science-fiction collection of ALL TIME—past, present, and FUTURE! What if life was never-ending? What if you could change your body to adapt to an alien ecology? What if the Pope was a robot? Spanning galaxies and millennia, this must-have anthology showcases classic contributions from H.G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Octavia Butler, and Kurt Vonnegut alongside a century of the eccentrics, rebels, and visionaries who have inspired generations of readers. Within its pages, find beloved worlds of space opera, hard SF, cyberpunk, the new wave, and more. Learn the secret history of science fiction, from literary icons who wrote SF to authors from over 25 countries, some never before translated into English. In THE BIG BOOK OF SCIENCE FICTION, literary power couple Ann and Jeff VanderMeer transport readers from Mars to Mechanopolis, planet Earth to parts unknown. Read the genre that predicted electric cars, travel to the moon, and the modern smart phone. We’ve got the worlds if you’ve got the time. Including: · Legendary tales from Isaac Asimov and Ursula LeGuin! · An unearthed sci-fi story from W.E.B. DuBois! · The first publication of the work of cybernetic visionary David R. Bunch in 20 years! · A rare and brilliant novella by Chinese international sensation Liu Cixin! Plus: · Aliens! · Space battles! · Robots! · Technology gone wrong! · Technology gone right!

The Big Book of Science Fiction
Author : Groff Conklin
Publisher :
Release :1957
Total pages :176
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : OSU:32435059662239
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The Big Book of Classic Fantasy
Author : Ann Vandermeer,Jeff VanderMeer
Publisher : Vintage
Release :2019-07-02
Total pages :864
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780525435570
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Unearth the enchanting origins of fantasy fiction with a collection of tales as vast as the tallest tower and as mysterious as the dark depths of the forest. Fantasy stories have always been with us. They illuminate the odd and the uncanny, the wondrous and the fantastic: all the things we know are lurking just out of sight—on the other side of the looking-glass, beyond the music of the impossibly haunting violin, through the twisted trees of the ancient woods. Other worlds, talking animals, fairies, goblins, demons, tricksters, and mystics: these are the elements that populate a rich literary tradition that spans the globe. A work composed both of careful scholarship and fantastic fun, The Big Book of Classic Fantasy is essential reading for anyone who’s never forgotten the stories that first inspired feelings of astonishment and wonder. INCLUDING: *Stories by pillars of the genre like the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, Mary Shelley, Christina Rossetti, L. Frank Baum, Robert E. Howard, and J. R. R. Tolkien *Fantastical offerings from literary giants including Edith Wharton, Leo Tolstoy, Willa Cather, Zora Neale Hurston, Vladimir Nabokov, Hermann Hesse, and W.E.B. Du Bois *Rare treasures from Asian, Eastern European, Scandinavian, and Native American traditions *New translations, including fourteen stories never before in English PLUS: *Beautifully Bizarre Creatures! *Strange New Worlds Just Beyond the Garden Path! *Fairy Folk and Their Dark Mischief! *Seriously Be Careful—Do Not Trust Those Fairies!

The Big Book of Modern Fantasy
Author : Ann Vandermeer,Jeff VanderMeer
Publisher : Vintage
Release :2020-07-21
Total pages :864
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780525563877
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From Ann and Jeff VanderMeer comes The Big Book of Modern Fantasy: a true horde of tales sure to delight fans, scholars -- even the greediest of dragons. A VINTAGE ORIGINAL. Step through a shimmering portal . . . a worn wardrobe door . . . a schism in sky . . . into a bold new age of fantasy. When worlds beyond worlds became a genre unto itself. From the swinging sixties to the strange, strange seventies, the over-the-top eighties to the gnarly nineties--and beyond, into the twenty-first century--the VanderMeers have found the stories and the writers from around the world that reinvented and revitalized the fantasy genre after World War II. The stories in this collection represent twenty-two different countries, including Russia, Argentina, Nigeria, Columbia, Pakistan, Turkey, Finland, Sweden, China, the Philippines, and the Czech Republic. Five have never before been translated into English. From Jorge Luis Borges to Ursula K. Le Guin, Michael Moorcock to Angela Carter, Terry Pratchett to Stephen King, the full range and glory of the fantastic are on display in these ninety-one stories in which dragons soar, giants stomp, and human children should still think twice about venturing alone into the dark forest. Completing Ann and Jeff VanderMeer's definitive The Big Book of Classic Fantasy, this companion volume to takes the genre into the twenty-first century with ninety-one astonishing, mind-bending stories.

The Berenstain Bears' Big Book of Science and Nature
Author : Stan Berenstain,Jan Berenstain,Activity Books
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release :2013-01-01
Total pages :192
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780486498348
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Introduces the seasons, weather, animals, plants, the earth, machines, matter, energy, and related topics.

The Big Book of Mars
Author : Marc Hartzman
Publisher : Quirk Books
Release :2020-07-07
Total pages :236
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781683692102
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Filled with entertaining history, archival images, pop culture ephemera, and interviews with NASA scientists, The Big Book of Mars is the most comprehensive look at our relationship with Mars—yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Mars has been a source of fascination and speculation ever since the Ancient Sumerians observed its blood-red hue and named it for their god of war and plague. But it wasn't until 1877, when "canals" were observed on the surface of the Red Planet, suggesting the presence of water, that scientists, novelists, filmmakers, and entrepreneurs became obsessed with the question of whether there's life on Mars. In The War of the Worlds, H.G. Wells suggested that we wouldn't need to make contact with Martians—they'd come for us—while, many years later, Nikola Tesla claimed that he did make contact. Since then, Mars has fully invaded pop culture. It has its own day of the week (Tuesday, or martis in Latin), candy bar, and iconic Looney Tunes character. It has been the subject of novels and movies, from Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles to Mars Attacks! to The Martian. And it has sparked a space-race feud between Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, who both hope to send a manned mission to Mars in the near future.

The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction
Author : Mike Ashley
Publisher : Robinson
Release :2010-07-31
Total pages :160
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781849015356
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Here are 25 stories of science fiction that push the envelope, by the biggest names in an emerging new crop of high-tech futuristic SF - including Charles Stross, Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Peter Hamilton and Neal Asher. High-tech SF has made a significant comeback in the last decade, as bestselling authors successfully blend the super-science of 'hard science fiction' with real characters in an understandable scenario. It is perhaps a reflection of how technologically controlled our world is that readers increasingly look for science fiction that considers the fates of mankind as a result of increasing scientific domination. This anthology brings together the most extreme examples of the new high-tech, far-future science fiction, pushing the limits way beyond normal boundaries. The stories include: "A Perpetual War Fought Within a Cosmic String", "A Weapon That Could Destroy the Universe", "A Machine That Detects Alternate Worlds and Creates a Choice of Christs", "An Immortal Dead Man Sent To The End of the Universe", "Murder in Virtual Reality", "A Spaceship So Large That There is An Entire Planetary System Within It", and "An Analytical Engine At The End of Time", and "Encountering the Untouchable."

Claus Boxed 2
Author : Tony Bertauski
Publisher : Tony Bertauski
Release :2018-12-01
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN :
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The Christmas adventures continue. The second volume of the holiday tales you never heard growing up... HUMBUG Eb Scrooge is left to run Avocado, Inc., an innovative technology business, all alone. An introverted shut-in locked away in a Colorado mansion, only his servant droids keep him company. Until the gifts arrive. HEAT MISER When Kandi’s dad gets a mysterious call, they fly to a tropical island. Despite the heat, his sunburned client wears a heavy cloak. The world doesn’t know it yet, but Santa Claus is missing. Kandi knows where he is. RONIN There's one Christmas story no one has ever heard, the legend of the biggest and baddest reindeer of them all, the one who leads the sleigh and protects the herd. Billy Big Game doesn’t want to discover the last reindeer. He wants to capture him. A very good read with an ending that will not disappoint. –Review for Humbug Even Dickens would approve. –Review for Humbug You'll LOVE Humbug! –Review for Humbug Another great addition to the Claus series –Review for Humbug A great retelling of a classic story - with a sci-fi twist. –Review for Humbug A total 10! I love it. –Review for Humbug I absolutely love his Christmas series. –Review for The Rise of the Miser All of these winter wonderland characters are given new and meaningful outlooks as the author re-writes their stories… –Review for The Rise of the Miser A must read for all Santa followers. –Review for The Rise of the Miser Great characters and an awesome twist at the end. –Review for The Rise of the Miser I love everything he has every written but this is a personal favorite!!! –Review for The Rise of the Miser "Tony does it again! Another fabulous installment in the world of Claus that takes me back to my childhood but adds a whole new perspective!" -- Review for Ronin "Absolutely LOVED LOVED LOVED Ronin" -- Review for Ronin "I absolutely loved it!" -- Review for Ronin "The greatest EVER!" -- Review for Ronin "Pick up the Claus series and transform the holiday season into something unbelievable." -- Review for Ronin "I loved the book!! Kept me guessing for a long time! I even had to go back and reread the rest of the series! " -- Review for Ronin

The Usborne Big Book of Experiments
Author : Alastair Smith
Publisher : Usborne Pub Limited
Release :1996
Total pages :96
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0746022883
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This fascinating book shows you how to investigate the world around you and discover science in action.

The Game of Rat and Dragon
Author : Cordwainer Smith
Publisher : The Floating Press
Release :2012-06-01
Total pages :29
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781775458319
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Craving a pure hit of classic science fiction from the genre's golden age? Cordwainer Smith's story "The Game of Rat and Dragon" should definitely do the trick. Set in the distant future, the humans in this tale find their ability to travel through space imperiled by a strange psychic energy known as 'Dragons.' With the help of unexpected companions, an intrepid crew of warriors set out to rid the galaxy of this evil.