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Undersea Quest

Author: Jack Williamson
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2015-04-30
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0575111763
Rating: 4.1/5 (63 downloads)

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A missing relative... Something of value was buried beneath the underwater dome city of Marinia...something that had already cost one man's life, caused another man's kidnapping and gravely affected still another man's future. Expelled from the Sub-Sea Academy on trumped-up charges, Jim Eden wasn't about to wait around to prove his innocence. As soon as he leaned that his uncle mysteriously disappeared while mining uranium at the bottom of hazardous Eden Deep, Jim knew what he had to do...and that he had to do it fast. So he headed for the vast dome city - location of the great mining colony at the bottom of the sea - to pick up any clues to his uncle's disappearance. But once he had entered the undersea metropolis, the wrong people had his number...and they were determined that Jim would sink forever without a trace.

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Undersea Fleet

Author: Jack Williamson
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2013-08-29
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0575111771
Rating: 4.1/5 (71 downloads)

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Everyone at the Academy knew that sea serpents were, without a doubt, silly superstitions. Everyone but David Craken, that is. This young cadet from Marinia had been born and raised four miles beneath the waves, and he knew that more than rich new fuel sources and precious stones lay in wait for the men who dared invade this last frontier. But when David dived into the depths at thirteen hundred feet and disappeared - only to reappear, drifting offshore months later - his friend Jim Eden learned there was more truth to certain superstitions than he cared to believe. On a strange and hazardous journey, Jim and the men of the Sub-Sea Academy suddenly found themselves up against the dangerous creatures of the deep - and embroiled in a life-against-life adventure they would never forget!

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Frederik Pohl

Author: Michael R Page
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2015-09-30
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0252097742
Rating: 4.7/5 (42 downloads)

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One of science fiction's undisputed grandmasters, Frederik Pohl built an astonishing career that spanned more than seven decades. Along the way he won millions of readers and seemingly as many awards while producing novels, short stories, and essays that left a profound mark on the genre. In this first-of-its-kind study, Michael R. Page traces Pohl's journey as an author but also uncovers his role as a transformative figure who shaped the genre as a literary agent, book editor, and in Gardner Dozois' words, "quite probably the best SF magazine editor who ever lived."

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The Stuff of Science Fiction

Author: Gary Westfahl
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2022-09-23
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1476686599
Rating: 4.6/5 (99 downloads)

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While students and general readers typically cannot relate to esoteric definitions of science fiction, they readily understand the genre as a literature that characteristically deals with subjects such as new inventions, space, robot and aliens. This book looks at science fiction in precisely this manner, with twenty-one chapters that each deal with a subject that is repeatedly addressed in science fiction of recent centuries. Based on a packet of original essays that the author assembled for his classes, the book could serve as a supplemental textbook in science fiction classes, but also contains material of interest to science fiction scholars and others devoted to the genre. In some cases, chapters offer thorough surveys of numerous works involving certain subjects, such as imagined vehicles, journeys beneath the Earth and undersea adventures, discovering intriguing patterns in the ways that various writers developed their ideas. When comprehensive coverage of ubiquitous topics such as robots, aliens and the planet Mars is impossible, chapters focus on major themes referencing selected texts. A conclusion discusses other science fiction subjects that were omitted for various reasons, and a bibliography lists additional resources for the study of science fiction in general and the topics of each chapter.

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Author: Allen Steele
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2015-05-19
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1480476323
Rating: 4.6/5 (23 downloads)

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Treachery, greed, and a gargantuan sea monster threaten the inhabitants of a high-tech, deep-water research station in this thrilling undersea science fiction adventure A three-time Hugo Award winner and modern master of hard science fiction now departs from outer space for a vast, unexplored realm that is equally perilous and mysterious. Allen Steele’s Oceanspace is a heart-racing near-future adventure of danger and discovery unfolding in the dark, cold, and merciless depths of the ocean. The undersea research facility Tethys is a technological wonder, self-sufficient and seemingly impervious to natural danger. Located off the coast of Florida deep beneath the surface of the water, the station supports a robotic mining operation on the ocean floor and facilitates the ongoing scientific exploration of Earth’s last frontier. But while on a routine assignment with his colleague Peter Lipscomb, submersible pilot Joe Niedzwiecki comes face to face with something incredible and alive, and only luck—and Peter’s quick actions—can save them. Peter’s wife, a marine biologist named Judith, is determined to uncover the secrets of the mysterious leviathan that destroyed Joe’s sub and nearly killed him. But the strange creature prowling the dark waters is only one of the dangers confronting Tethys.

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The Reign of Wizardry

Author: Jack Williamson
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2012-06-18
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0575111879
Rating: 4.1/5 (79 downloads)

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Before the Glory of Greece, Crete ruled the known world - and kept it enslaved by black magic! The evil of Minos held sway, protected by three unconquerable walls. First is the fleet that they call the wooden wall. Then there is a giant of living brass - he is the second wall. Then there is another barrier about the power of Minos, the Wall of Wizardry. Theseus, the tall Achean, the man they called Captain Firebrand, vowed to scale and destroy all three, and to rid the world of the evil yoke of Crete. But Minos had other defences besides the walls, and many ways to attack as well . . .

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The Moon Children

Author: Jack Williamson
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2013-08-29
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0575111941
Rating: 4.1/5 (41 downloads)

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An international agency, COSMOS, is in charge of space exploration in the not very distant future. Odd forms of life have been discovered on Mars, Venus, and Jupiter; there may be a life form on Mercury; and finally something utterly mystifying is discovered on the moon. Three astronauts land and examine an installation that all three perceive as radically different - one sees a heap of gold, one a fort bristling with guns, one a space platform and space craft. They return to Earth with some crystals picked up at the mystery site. All three soon produce children - the moon children, gifted, precocious, and seemingly damned by the crystals their fathers had handled. Two are eerily beautiful, the third a grotesque monster. And the three soon discover that they are Earth's hope for survival, as interplanetary invasion brings overwhelming alien forces to bear on mankind.

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The Queen of the Legion

Author: Jack Williamson
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2013-06-24
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0575111712
Rating: 4.1/5 (12 downloads)

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The fourth novel in the classic Legion of Space series. In swarming hordes they poured forth from the core of the Nebula: the shadowflashers - nightmarish parasites bent on enslaving the minds and bodies of the entire human race. Already they had killed the Keeper of the Peace, and stolen the great secret weapon Akka. Now nothing stood between Mankind and the ultimate destruction... It was Jil Gyrel who first sensed danger. Daughter of a lost Legion pilot, Jil had inherited her father's uncanny gifts of navigation - and his courage. But what was one girl's bravery against the most monstrous evil ever to emerge from the treacherous oceans of space?

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Jack Williamson SF Gateway Omnibus

Author: Jack Williamson
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2014-07-31
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1473203236
Rating: 4.3/5 (36 downloads)

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From The SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal sample introduction to the incredible career of Jack Williamson, whose career spanned over seventy years. Jack Williamson published his first SF story, 'The Metal Man', in 1928 and continued to write high quality SF until his death in 2006, along the way coining many of the terms the genre now takes for granted, such as 'terraforming' and 'genetic engineering'. He was the second writer (after Heinlein) to be named a SFWA Grand Master and was the oldest recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula Awards. This volume contains The Legion of Space, the first volume in the eponymous series; The Humanoids; John W. Campbell Award-winning Terraforming Earth and his Hugo Award-winning autobiography Wonder's Child: My Life in Science Fiction.

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The Power of Blackness

Author: Jack Williamson
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2013-10-02
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0575111968
Rating: 4.1/5 (68 downloads)

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To win the right to a name, he fought without weapons in the deadly arena of Nggongga - only to be cheated of his prize. Branded a criminal, he sought refuge with the Benefactors, a mysterious interplanetary fellowship, and from them he at last learned the truth about his heritage. As Blacklantern he was born again - and the galaxy itself became the arena for his vengeance. A gladiator still, his purpose took him to the ends of the cosmos, to seek out and finally face a terrifying and relentless evil that threatened countless worlds...

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The Humanoid Touch

Author: Jack Williamson
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2013-07-25
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0575111739
Rating: 4.1/5 (39 downloads)

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The humanoids, an ultra-mechanical race created by man, have pursued the last remnants of mankind to a remote galactic outpost. One man, a member of the planet's ruling class, comes across a secret force that could be the only hope of defeating the machines.

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Author: Jack Williamson
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2013-08-29
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0575112050
Rating: 4.2/5 (5 downloads)

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Sam Houston Kellington had from boyhood known that he would someday fly to Mars. But what children dream of is often far different in reality from what one could ever imagine. Having been chosen as one of a select crew Kelligan does go to Mars, only to be marooned with a crippled spacecraft, afflicted with a debilitating illness, and abandoned by crewmates. Aided by one brave woman Kelligan must somehow find a way to survive the rigors of the hostile planet and return to Earth before the members of the first manned mission to Mars have all succumbed.

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Author: Jack Williamson
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2013-06-24
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0575112034
Rating: 4.2/5 (34 downloads)

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From the depths of space the Seeker had come, to make the Solar system her nest. The invader was defeated, but not before the Earth was ravaged, its technology destroyed and its inhabitants reduced to barbarism. Mankind's only chance for salvation lay with the alien Eldren - but the Eldren considered humanity primitive and savage, and so they withheld their help. Young Benn Dain hoped to prove humanity's worth on Mazeway, a planetary doublet whose twin worlds, Blade and Stone, were a testing ground for Eldren young. For Roxane Kwan and Diego Bolivar, Mazeway was a path to control of the dying Earth, and Dain's quest was not part of their plans. But the Game of Blade and Stone was not designed for humans, and to survive, they would have to work together to fathom the depths of alien minds and the subtle traps of Eldren way...

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Brother to Demons, Brother to Gods

Author: Jack Williamson
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2012-06-11
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0575111976
Rating: 4.1/5 (76 downloads)

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Brother to Demons, Brother to Gods begins with a genetic engineering program conceived by the Smithwicks, a family of "Creators" who first improve on inadequate Homo sap ("preman") with two laboratory species and then come up with the "stargods." These powerful Frankenstein fabrications, however, send the Creators chasing back to their labs in a last desperate attempt to undo the consequences of their folly. A thousand years later, two "preman" waifs, Davey and Bugler, find unsuspected powers genetically programmed into their minds and bodies, and realize that they are to be the parents of the liberating "ultiman."

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Demon Moon

Author: Jack Williamson
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-02-25
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0575112069
Rating: 4.2/5 (69 downloads)

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According to legend, Zorn's distant ancestors had vanquished fiery devils from the Demon Moon. Now, a thousand years later, that bloody red world looms closer every day. But Zorn knows little of the past. For generations, his family have been Lords of Wolver Riding, flying their winged unicorns to protect the land from werewolves, wyverns and other deadly threats. As Zorn grows, he finds his world increasingly strange. Where did the werewolves come from? How did unicorns fly? His questions end the day his evil uncle usurps the throne. Torn between ancient fears and modern science, wooed by a seductive temptress and plagued by a demonic priest, Zorn must unlock secrets shrouded in the mists of time - or watch everything he loves be consumed in the hellfire of the . . .

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Author: Jack Williamson
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2013-07-31
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0575111992
Rating: 4.1/5 (92 downloads)

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Somewhere, eons past, the seekers had begun as weapons - cyborg war machines. Nuclear explosions and powerful lasers meant little to them, for each was larger than ten battleships and subsisted on a diet of heavy metals, preferably radioactive. Soon the seekers began their own Lifeburst, flying to nearby stars, evolving, eating, destroying... Our solar system was next.

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Kenzo Tange and the Metabolist Movement

Author: Zhongjie Lin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2010-02-25
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 113528198X
Rating: 4.1/5 (8 downloads)

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Metabolism, the Japanese architectural avant-garde movement of the 1960s, profoundly influenced contemporary architecture and urbanism. This book focuses on the Metabolists’ utopian concept of the city and investigates the design and political implications of their visionary planning in the postwar society. At the root of the group’s urban utopias was a particular biotechical notion of the city as an organic process. It stood in opposition to the Modernist view of city design and led to such radical design concepts as marine civilization and artificial terrains, which embodied the metabolists’ ideals of social change. Tracing the evolution of Metabolism from its inception at the 1960 World Design Conference to its spectacular swansong at the Osaka World Exposition in 1970, this book situates Metabolism in the context of Japan’s mass urban reconstruction, economic miracle, and socio-political reorientation. This new study will interest architectural and urban historians, architects and all those interested in avant-garde design and Japanese architecture.