A prophetic hermit crab is embarking on an unfathomable cross-country quest. In this “often riotous, ultimately moving Cat’s Cradle for our time, ” a Texas couple prepares for the apocalypse Kirkus Reviews. Evidence: haydon brock, a godless television star has suddenly traded his Hollywood fame for salvation.
Everyone Says That at the End of the World #ad - He’s learned for a fact that our planet is one vast asylum for the incurably insane. Then milton receives one more premonition: to seek out Haydon now holed up somewhere in Marfa. Planes are dropping from the sky. But for the end of the world. To what end Milton hasn’t a clue. And its cosmic guardians are about to close down the whole damn thing.
Not for the baby.
Just a Couple of DaysMariner Books #ad - Vigorito’s. . . It all starts when a mischievous artist kicks off a game of graffiti tag by painting the phrase, “Uh-oh” on an overpass. Recommended. Library Journal. Flake fountain is drafted into a shadow-government research project to develop the ultimate weapon: a biological agent that will render its targets unable to understand symbols, thus disrupting humanity’s ability to communicate.
Has attracted a cult following. Praised by tom robbins who said it “may be the most unusual, the most original novel I have ever read, ” Tony Vigorito’s debut novel is an underground hit that ponders what might happen at the end of time. The final apocalyptic vision is a twist not seen since Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle.
Just a Couple of Days #ad - Irreverent, whimsical style. . . Winner of the independent publisher book award for Best Visionary Fiction: “A lyrical, viral meme of a book” Christopher Moore, thoughtful, author of Noir. Soon, an accidental outbreak turns into a merry-hearted, babble-inducing apocalypse that will either destroy humankind or take it to the next step in evolution.
Next, an anonymous interlocutor writes back: “When?” Then someone slyly answers: “Just a couple of days. But exactly what will happen in just a couple of days? Readers don’t have long to wait before Professor Blip Korterly is arrested and his molecular biologist friend Dr.
A Case of Conscience Del Rey ImpactOpen Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy #ad - But something darker lies beneath the surface: Do the Lithians pose a hidden threat? The answers that unfold could affect the fate of two worlds. Miller Jr. S a canticle for leibowitz will find this award-winning novel a gripping, compelling exploration of some of the most intractable and important questions faced by the human species.
A space-traveling jesuit priest confronts a moral but godless alien race in this Hugo Award–winning novel by the author of the Cities in Flight saga. But they have no concept of God, no literature, and no art. Father ruiz-sanchez is a dedicated man, a Jesuit priest who is also a scientist, and a scientist who is also a human being.
A Case of Conscience Del Rey Impact #ad - Will ruiz-sanchez, a priest driven by his deeply human understanding of good and evil, do the right thing when confronted by a race that is alien to its core? The Science Fiction Encyclopedia lauds A Case of Conscience as “one of the first serious attempts to deal with religion in science fiction, and it remains one of the most sophisticated.
They rely purely on cold reason. It is generally regarded as an SF classic. Readers of isaac asimov’s foundation Trilogy, Mary Doria Russell’s The Sparrow, or Walter M. Untroubled by greed or lust, they live in peace. The reptilian inhabitants of this distant world appear to be admirable in every way. He doesn’t feel any genuine conflicts in his belief system—until he is sent to Lithia.
Genesis: A NovelMariner Books #ad - In this brilliant and suspenseful novel, Anax’s examination leads us into a future where we are confronted with unresolved questions about technology and humanity, artificial intelligence and the nature of consciousness. And the academy isn’t what she believes it to be. A philosophical inquiry of sorts into a favorite and time-tested conundrum: Can a machine achieve consciousness, and if so, what should its relationship with its creators be?” —The Wall Street Journal.
Her grueling all-day examination has just begun, and if she passes, she’ll be admitted into the Academy—the elite governing institution of her utopian society. But anax is about to discover that for all her learning, the history she’s been taught isn’t the whole story. Anax thinks she knows history.
Genesis: A Novel #ad - A thought-provoking tale of the future set on an isolated island fortress: “The ending is an absolute mind-blower” Booklist. She has studied the stories of the distant twenty-first century very diligently.
Blueprints of the Afterlife: A NovelBlack Cat #ad - Imaginative and heartfelt. Hannah calkins, shelf Awareness “Ingenious . . . She may be right. Medical care is supplied by open-source nanotechnology, and human nervous systems can be hacked. Over them all hovers a mysterious man named Dirk Bickle, who sends all these characters to a full-scale replica of Manhattan under construction in Puget Sound.
The end of the world is a distant, distorted memory called “the Age of Fucked Up Shit. A sentient glacier has wiped out most of North America. A bracing dystopian romp through contemporary dread. Publishers weekly “Probably the strangest post-apocalyptic novel in ages. Io9 “what an inspired mindfuck of a book!” —City Paper Baltimore.
Blueprints of the Afterlife: A Novel #ad - Frenzied, hilarious, and paranoid . . . A tour de force novel from the “wickedly talented” The Boston Globe and “darkly funny” author of Misconception The New York Times Book Review. Finalist for the Philip K. Dick award It is the afterlife. Al skinner is a former mercenary for the Boeing Army, who’s been dragging his war baggage behind him for nearly a century.
ArielOpen Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy #ad - Cities lie abandoned. Learning. Ninety-nine percent of humanity has simply vanished. Electronic devices, cars, industries stopped. At four-thirty one Saturday afternoon the laws of physics as we know them underwent a change. Any technology more complicated than a lever or pulley simply wouldn't work. One day he makes an unexpected friend: a smartassed unicorn with serious attitude.
The lights went out. And so begins a haunting, epic, and surprisingly funny journey through the remnants of a halted civilization in a desolated world. . Supernatural creatures wander the silenced achievements of a halted civilization. Pete garey has survived the Change and its ensuing chaos. He wanders the southeastern United States, scavenging, lying low.
Ariel #ad - A new set of rules took its place—laws that could only be called magic. Pete names her ariel and teaches her how to talk, how to read, and how to survive in a world in which a unicorn horn has become a highly prized commodity. When they learn that there is a price quite literally on Ariel's head, the two unlikely companions set out from Atlanta to Manhattan to confront the sorcerer who wants her horn.
A Midsummer TempestOpen Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy #ad - And despite the strange, twisting pathways and turbulent seas they are destined to encounter, they will always be able to find each other again. . . Escaping with the help of his newfound beloved and the loyal trooper Will Fairweather, Rupert leads Jennifer deep into the forest, where the faerie folk who dwell there have a vested interest in the outcome of the great and bloody conflict.
Nominated for the world fantasy award and winner of the mythopoeic Award, wit, Poul Anderson’s A Midsummer Tempest is a titanic achievement—a delightful alternate-history fantasy that brings the fictional worlds of Shakespeare’s plays to breathtaking life with style, and unparalleled imagination.
A Midsummer Tempest #ad - Though the lovers must soon part—with the prince undertaking a dangerous mission for his magical benefactors that could turn the tide of war—Rupert and his lady love will be forever joined by the rings presented to them by King Oberon and Queen Titania. The year is 1644, and the war between the Roundheads and the Cavaliers rages.
Here faeries and sprites gambol in english woods, railroads race across the landscape while manned balloons float above the countryside, and the most respected historian of all is one William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon. Nebula and world fantasy award finalist: a fantastic tale of intrigue, war, love, magic, and swashbuckling adventure set in an alternate universe where fairies mingle freely with Englishmen and all of Shakespeare’s fictional characters are real Welcome to an alternate civil-war-torn seventeenth-century England—a world where Hamlet once brooded and Othello jealously raged.
As long as their love remains true. When rupert, is taken captive by cromwell’s troops and imprisoned in a Puritan home, nephew of King Charles I, he is immediately smitten with the beautiful Jennifer Alayne, his captor’s niece.
Every Boy Should Have a Man: A NovelAkashic Books #ad - Recalling the humanitarian concerns of Octavia Butler’s Fledgling and the poetry of Ovid’s Metamorphosis sic, this book will appeal to readers of literary fiction and fantasy. Library journal “imaginative, and daring, versatile, Allen raids the realms of myth and fairy tales in this topsy-turvy speculative fable.
. . . Allen asks us to question the assumptions, -isms, and contradictions of the modern world. . . . One day, a poor boy oaf brings home a man, whom he hides under his bed in the hopes his parents won’t find out . . . Much like pierre boulle’s 1963 novel Planet of the Apes, this novel is a sardonic parable on the nature and destiny of the species.
Every Boy Should Have a Man: A Novel #ad - A nimble fable whose bold narrative experiment is elevated by its near-biblical language and affectionate embrace of our inherent flaws. Kirkus reviews “an imaginative and honest epic, fantasy, weaving together biblical stories, poetry, and fairy tales with a touch of realism. . . .
The Riddle in Stone SeriesDiversion Books #ad - Over the course of a thrilling trilogy, fall in love and endure betrayal, lead his own kingdom, Edmund will face adversaries ancient and relentless, and enter into a battle that will determine the fate of man forever. With breathtaking suspense and imagination, Robert Evert has created a series that will enchant readers for generations.
Three fantasy novels in one volume—the saga of a humble librarian who becomes a hero in an epic battle . . . The undead king is stirring again, amassing a goblin horde ready to sweep out of the mountains and destroy all of humanity. The only thing preventing utter annihilation is Edmund—a stuttering librarian who knows a secret, assassin, a secret that every thief, and king would kill to have.
The Stone That Never Came DownOpen Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy #ad - Credible characters, suspenseful plotting and Brunner’s broad vision make this humane novel a winner” Kirkus Reviews. The world is awash in civic decay, military coups and revolutionary governments, bands of believers 'Godheads' roaming the streets and turning plastic crosses into assault weapons. A world on the brink of war.
. . It could save civilization but at what cost? And who has the right to make a decision about whether or not to use it? Brunner at his thought-provoking, action-packed best. One of the most important science fiction authors. Brunner held a mirror up to reflect our foibles because he wanted to save us from ourselves.
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The LunaticAkashic Books #ad - In jamaica, aloysius is tolerated by his neighbors, but forced to eke out a living by doing odd jobs and use the hospitable woodlands for shelter. This novel reveals that lunacy is by no means restricted to the village madman. . . . Every country if she’s lucky gets the Mark Twain she deserves, and Winkler is ours, bristling with savage Jamaican wit.
Marlon James. Starved of human companionship, he has running conversations with trees and plants. They will embark on a romance and a series of misadventures that may turn the island, and their lives, upside down . . . Then love, inga schmidt, or a peculiar version of it, comes to Aloysius in the form of a solidly built German lady, who has come to the Caribbean to photograph the flora and fauna.
The Lunatic #ad - By far the funniest book i’ve read in a decade” The Washington Post Book World.