Science Fiction

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Jay Amory, The Clouded World

Gollancz, 2008. 1e druk. Paperback. In de luchtsteden dreigt een burgeroorlog onder de Airborn.*

Kevin J. Anderson, Hidden Empire

The Saga of Seven Suns. Book one

Earthlight, 2002. "Mankind discovers a device that can transform gas giants into new suns. But was it wise enough to wield the power of the gods?" 1e druk. Paperback.

Kevin J. Anderson, Captain Nemo

New York, 2002. Een pseudo-biografie van de Jules Verne held. 1e druk. Ingebonden.

Poul Anderson, For Love and Glory

Tor, 2003. Twee archeologen ontdekken een belangrijk artefact op een verre planeet. 1e druk. Ingebonden.

Poul Anderson, The Enemy Stars

Coronet, 1979. 3de druk. Pocket. Een ruimteschip zit gevangen in de zwaartekracht van een dode ster. Antiquarisch: goede staat.

Neal Asher, The Skinner

Uncorrected book proof

Iain M. Banks, Suface Details

Orbit, 2010. 1e druk. Paperback.

It begins in the realm of the Real, where matter still matters. It begins with a murder. And it will not end until the Culture has gone to war with death itself. Lededje Y'breq is one of the Intagliated, her marked body bearing witness to a family shame, her life belonging to a man whose lust for power is without limit. Prepared to risk everything for her freedom, her release, when it comes, is at a price, and to put things right she will need the help of the Culture. Benevolent, enlightened and almost infinitely resourceful though it may be, the Culture can only do so much for any individual. With the assistance of one of its most powerful - and arguably deranged - warships, Lededje finds herself heading into a combat zone not even sure which side the Culture is really on. A war - brutal, far-reaching - is already raging within the digital realms that store the souls of the dead, and it's about to erupt into reality. It started in the realm of the Real and that is where it will end. It will touch countless lives and affect entire civilizations, but at the centre of it all is a young woman whose need for revenge masks another motive altogether. *

Iain M. Banks, The Hydrogen Sonata

A Culture Novel

Orbit, 2012. Paperback.

The Scavenger species are circling. It is, truly, the End Days for the Gzilt civilization.

An ancient people, organized on military principles and yet almost perversely peaceful, the Gzilt helped set up the Culture ten thousand years earlier and were very nearly one of its founding societies, deciding not to join only at the last moment. Now they've made the collective decision to follow the well-trodden path of millions of other civilizations; they are going to Sublime, elevating themselves to a new and almost infinitely more rich and complex existence.

Amid preparations though, the Regimental High Command is destroyed. Lieutenant Commander (reserve) Vyr Cossont appears to have been involved, and she is now wanted - dead, not alive. Aided only by an ancient, reconditioned android and a suspicious Culture avatar, Cossont must complete her last mission given to her by the High Command. She must find the oldest person in the Culture, a man over nine thousand years old, who might have some idea what really happened all that time ago. It seems that the final days of the Gzilt civilization are likely to prove its most perilous.*

Max Barry, Jennifer Government

Advance reading copy

Doubleday, 2003. "In the near future, the world is run by giant American corporations". Paperback.

Max Barry, Lexicon

Mulholland, 2013. 1e druk. Paperback.

Two years ago, something terrible was unleashed in an Australian mining town called Broken Hill. Thousands died. 

Few people know what really happened.

Emily Ruff is one of them. She belongs to an elite organisation of 'poets': masters of manipulation who use language to warp others to their will. She was one of their most promising recruits until she made a catastrophic mistake: she fell in love.*

Stephen Baxter, Resplendent

Destiny's Children 4

Gollancz, 2006. 1e druk. Trade paperback. Collectie korte verhalen, alle rond de eeuwige strijd tegen de Xeelee.

Greg Bear, Darwin's Radio

HarperCollins, 1999. Een nieuw virus bedreigt de mensheid. 1e druk. Ingebonden.

Greg Bear, Queen of Angels

Gollancz, 1990. 1e druk. Ingebonden. Antiquarisch: goede staat.

"set in 2047, it explores a world of highly advanced, cybernetically enhanced personalities"*

Gregory Benford, Beyond Infinity

Warner Books, 2004. In de zeer verre toekomst moet de laaste mens haar plaats in het Universum zien te vinden. 1e druk. Ingebonden.

Ben Bova, Kinsman

Futura, 1981. Pocket. Een astronaut ontdekt dat ook in de ruimte moord geen vreemde is. Antiquarisch: zeer goede staat.

Chris Boyce, The Rig

Impulse 7 (September 1966)

Magazine in pocketformaat met verschillende korte verhalen. Antiquarisch: goede staat.

Ray Bradbury Chronicles 2

Gesigneerd

NBM, 1992. Zes verhalen van Bradbury tot strip gemaakt. Gesigneerd door Bradbury en de striptekenaars. 1e druk. Ingebonden.

John Brunner, Stand on Zanzibar

Gollancz, 2014. 1e druk in deze vorm. Paperback.

There are seven billion-plus humans crowding the surface of 21st-century Earth. It is an age of intelligent computers, mass-market psychedelic drugs, politics conducted by assassination, scientists who burn incense to appease volcanoes ... all the hysteria of a dangerously overcrowded world, portrayed in a dazzlingly inventive style.

Moving, sensory, impressionistic, as jagged as the times it portrays, this book is a real mind stretcher - and yet beautifully orchestrated to give a vivid picture of the whole.*

Algis Budrys, The Furious Future

Quartet, 1975. 1e druk in deze vorm. Pocket. Collectie korte verhalen. Antiquarisch: zeer goede staat (stempels op eerste schutblad).

Algis Budrys, Who?

Penguin SF, 1964. 1e druk als pocket. Veiligheidsofficier Rogers moet uit zien te vinden of the man achter het ijzeren masker inderdaad de verloren wetenschapper Martino is, of een Soviet spion. Antiquarisch: goede staat.

Kenneth Calhoun, Black Moon

Hogarth, 2014. 1e druk. Paperback. Antiquarisch: zeer goede staat.

The world has stopped sleeping. Restless nights have grown into days of panic, delirium and, eventually, desperation. But few and far between, sleepers can still be found - a gift they quickly learn to hide. For those still with the ability to dream are about to enter a waking nightmare.*

Orson Scott Card, Shadow of the Giant

Tor, 2005. Vervolg op Endor's Shadow. 1e druk. Ingebonden.

Orson Scott Card (red.), Future on Ice

Tor, 1998. Een collectie korte verhalen. 1e druk. Ingebonden.

John Christopher, The Death of Grass

Penguin Modern Classics, 2009. Paperback. Met een inleiding van Robert Macfarlane. Het klassieke verhaal uit 1956 waarin de mensheid door een virus getroffen wordt door een wereldwijde hongersnood.*

Arthur C. Clarke en Stephen Baxter, Time's Eye

A Time Odyssey, book 1

Gollancz, 2004. Verschillende tijdlijnen lopen door elkaar heen. 1e druk. Paperback.

Arthur C. Clarke en Stephen Baxter, Sunstorm

A Time Odyssey, book 2

Gollancz, 2005. In vijf jaar tijd zal de zon uitbarsten en de aarde vernietigen. 1e druk. Paperback.

Arthur C. Clarke en Stephen Baxter, Firstborn

A Time Odyssey 3

DelRey, 2007. Ingebonden.

Though supposedly the last volume of Clarke and Baxter's Time Odyssey series (after 2005's Sunstorm), this intriguing and frustrating installment of the high-octane space opera ends with an astounding cliffhanger just as humans have begun to confront the ancient and super-powerful Firstborn, who attack any species that might become a rival. Having barely survived a Firstborn-created solar flare, Earth now must cope with a meteor bomb approaching from deep space. Tensions rise between secretive, paranoid forces on Earth and equally suspicious groups among the Spacers, whose identification with humanity's home is waning. Meanwhile, in a pocket universe created by the Firstborn for some inscrutable purpose, slices from different Terran eons nervously adjust to each other. The narrative leaps about too much to develop characters, but Clarke has never been as interested in individuals as in humanity's ability to accept change as a species. It's too early to tell whether that theme will be enough to carry the story to a coherent conclusion.*

Eion Colfer, And Another Thing...

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 6

Hyperion, 2009. 1e druk. Paperback.

An Englishman’s continuing search through space and time for a decent cup of tea . . . Arthur Dent’s accidental association with that wholly remarkable book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy has not been entirely without incident. Arthur has travelled the length, breadth and depth of known, and unknown, space. He has stumbled forwards and backwards through time. He has been blown up, reassembled, cruelly imprisoned, horribly released and colourfully insulted more than is strictly necessary. And, of course, he has comprehensively failed to grasp the meaning of life, the universe and everything. Arthur has, though, finally made it home to Earth. But that does not mean he has escaped his fate. For Arthur’s chances of getting his hands on a decent cuppa are evaporating along with the world’s oceans. Because no sooner has he arrived than he finds out that Earth is about to be blown up . . . again. And Another Thing . . . by Eoin Colfer is the rather unexpected, but very welcome, sixth instalment of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy trilogy. It features a pantheon of unemployed gods, everyone’s favourite renegade Galactic President, a lovestruck green alien, an irritating computer and at least one very large slab of cheese *

Michael G. Coney, Syzygy

Elmfield Press, 1973. 1e druk. Ingebonden. Eens in de 52 jaar hebben de zes manen van Arcadia een verwoestende uitwerking op de planeet. Antiquarisch: goede staat.

Arthur Byron Cover, Planetfall

A hilarious SF novel

Avond, 1988. 1e druk. Pocket. "Homer is lost. Really lost. Fortunately he is accompanied by his loyal robot Oliver and the ghost of his beloved robot Floyd". Antiquarisch: zeer goede staat.

Dan Dare, The Man from Nowhere

Pilot of the Future

Dragon Dreams, 1980. Ingebonden (geen stofomslag uitgegeven). SF strip. Antiquarisch: zeer goede staat.*

Dan Dare, Rogue Planet

Pilot of the Future

Dragon Dreams, 1981. Ingebonden (geen stofomslag uitgegeven). SF strip. Antiquarisch: zeer goede staat.*

Cory Doctorow, For the Win

Voyager, 2010. Uncorrected Proof. Paperback. Grade 10 Up Wei-dong, known to his Orange County family as Leonard, is addicted to guild game play with his Chinese colleagues. Mala and Yasmin, brilliant strategists, are gaming from an Internet cafe in the poor streets of Dharavi. Matthew and Lu are trying to establish their own freelance gold-farming operation in the rough city of Shenzhen. Guided from Singapore by the secretive Big Sister Nor, these young people are slowly coming together and forming a union to demand basic working conditions and protection from organized crime rackets. In order to prove their strength, these Webblies take over the three games owned by the Coca-Cola Company. Battling for real-world rights in a virtual environment, they must overcome corrupt cops, determined sys ops, and social indifference to beat the game. Doctorow is continually at the leading edge of electronic issues, rallying supporters to the causes of intellectual freedom, privacy, and social justice.

Diane Duane, Omnitopia Dawn

Daw, 2010. 1e druk. Ingebonden.

It's the first quarter of the twenty-first century, and "massively multiplayer" on-line games have been around for a couple of decades. In an increasingly wired and computer-friendly world they've become a form of entertainment so popular they're giving television and films a run for the money. And the most popular gaming universe of all is Omnitopia, created by genius programmer Dev Logan. *

Philip José Farmer, The Gate of Time

Orbit, 1977. Herdruk. Pocket. Een piloot uit de Tweede Wereldoorlog komt in een parallel universum terecht. Antiquarisch: goede staat.

Jaine Fenn, Principles of Angels

Gollancz, 2008. 1e druk. Paperback. Khesh City floats above the surface of the uninhabitable planet of Vellern. Topside, it's extravagant, opulent, luxurious; the Undertow is dark, twisted and dangerous. Khesh City is a place where nothing is forbidden - but it's also a democracy, of sorts, a democracy by assassination, policed by the Angels, the elite, state-sponsored killers who answer only to the Minister, their enigmatic master. Antiquarisch: zeer goede staat.*

Jaine Fenn, Consorts of Heaven

Gollancz, 2009. 1e druk. Ingebonden.

 

Robert Ferrigno, Prayers for the Assassin

Advance reader's edition

Scribner, 2006. Vijfendertig jaar in de toekomst is Amerika een Islamitische republiek en in oorlog met de Bible Belt. Paperback.

Forg Sketchbook

Volume 8 in the Tundra Sketchbook Series

Tundra, 1991. 1e druk. Paperback. Tekeningen en schetsen van deze kunstenaar.

Alan Frank, Sci-Fi Now

10 Exciting Years of SF; from 2001 to Star Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Octopus, 1978. 1e druk. Paperback. Overzicht van de SF films, thematisch georganiseerd. Met veel foto's. Antiquarisch: zeer goede staat.