By Frederik Pohl
Frederik Pohl used to be on a streak while this Hugo Award–finalist novel used to be released in 1980. Now again in print after a scarcity of approximately a decade, this certain technology fiction novel is as clean and unique as ever.
The tale starts off while the hero of Gateway funds an excursion to a far off alien spaceship that could finish famine without end. at the send, the explorers discover a human boy, and proof that finds a robust alien civilization is prospering on a shipping send headed correct for Earth….
Read or Download Beyond the Blue Event Horizon (Heechee Saga, Book 2) PDF
Best science fiction_1 books
This award-winning technological know-how fiction vintage explores a far-future international inhabited by way of clever canine who cross down the stories in their human forefathers.
hundreds of thousands of years have handed due to the fact that humankind deserted the city—first for the nation-state, then for the celebrities, and finally for oblivion—leaving their such a lot dependable animal partners by myself on the earth. Granted the facility of speech centuries prior by way of the respected Bruce Webster, the clever, pacifist canine are the final keepers of human historical past, elevating their domestic dogs with bedtime tales, handed down via generations, of the misplaced “websters” who gave them loads yet won't ever go back. as a result of Jenkins, an ageless provider robotic, the canines reside in a global of concord and peace. yet they now face severe threats from their very own and different dimensions, maybe the main risky of all being the reawakened remnants of a warlike race referred to as “Man. ”
within the Golden Age of Isaac Asimov and Robert A. Heinlein, Clifford D. Simak’s writing blazed as brightly as anyone’s within the technological know-how fiction firmament. Winner of the foreign fable Award, urban is a powerful literary city jam-packed with an mind-blowing array of interlinked tales and structures—at as soon as dystopian, transcendent, compassionate, and visionary.
Der Mond explodierte ohne Vorwarnung und ohne erkennbaren Grund. Die Uhrzeit würde guy später als A+0. zero. zero oder schlicht Null bezeichnen …
05:03:12 Weltzeit. Die Stunde Null. Nach der Explosion des Mondes wütet über Jahrtausende ein Meteoritensturm, der die Erdoberfläche in eine unbewohnbare Wüstenei verwandelt. Um die Menschheit vor der Auslöschung zu bewahren, schickten die Nationen der Erde eine Flotte von Archen ins All. Der Asteroid Amalthea, der ursprünglich zu Forschungszwecken an eine internationale Raumstation angedockt worden conflict, soll der Kolonie als Schutzschild dienen. Doch das Leben im Weltraum fordert einen hohen Tribut, und die meisten Menschen sterben, bis schließlich nur noch sieben Frauen übrig sind, um eine neue Zivilisation zu begründen. 5000 Jahre später existieren zwei Völker: die Nachfahren derer, die die Katastrophe auf der Erde überlebt haben, sind primitive Siedler; die sieben Stämme der Nachkommen der Sieben Urmütter von der Raumstation hingegen hochkultiviert ― und sie machen sich auf, die Erde zu kolonialisieren …
"Masterful story"-Library magazine.
"Magnificently detailed"-Chicago solar instances
"An tremendously amazing fulfillment. .. a fabulous array of cultures offered in magnificent depth"-Kirkus assessment
"A considerate, well-crafted novel. .. Memorable. .. difficult. .. wealthy and specified. .. Touchingly Real"-Publishers Weekly
The pristine urban of Elysium floats at the water international of Shora, inhabited via 'immortals' who've succeeded in unlocking the secrets and techniques of life.
Outsider Blackbear Windclan desires to proportion the key of immortality along with his personal humans, yet can he, and town of Elysium, live to tell the tale the corruption and decadence that immortality has bred into the ageless society.
And what of the realization of self-aware nano-sentient servitors and their quest for vengence?
An historic sin. an extended forgotten oath. A city with a dangerous mystery. whatever sinister is at paintings in Hyde River, an remoted mining city within the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. whatever evil. lower than the canopy of darkness, a predator moves with no warning--taking existence within the such a lot chilling and savage style.
Extra info for Beyond the Blue Event Horizon (Heechee Saga, Book 2)
The kind written by hand, not tape from a machine. The receipt had a contact name on it. He couldn’t even remember who had loaned him the money. Some loan shark. Without that receipt, Thomas didn’t even know where to start. Then it was there, in his hand. Thomas stared at the slip of paper. Real, definitely real. The amount, the name, the date. Like a death sentence. His head swam. Very, very, real. He lowered his hand and swallowed. At the bottom of the chest lay an old blackened machete he’d bought in one of Manila’s back alleys.
Carlos had interviewed fifty-seven scientists from the former Soviet bioweapons program, quite persuasively. And in the end, nothing. At least nothing they were looking for. The telephone on a large black sandalwood desk to their right rang shrilly. Neither made a move for the phone. It stopped ringing. “We need you in Bangkok,” Svensson said. His voice sounded like the rumble of an engine churning against a cylinder full of gravel. ” “Yes, Bangkok. ” Carlos said. They had been following the development of the vaccine for over a year with the help of an informant in the Raison labs.
Thomas limped toward the bridge, hardly aware of the bats squawking on his back. His breathing came in great gasps. His flesh quivered. The black bats fell from his back. The lone white bat flapped eagerly on a low branch across the river. His ally was large, maybe as high as Thomas’s knees with a wingspan three times that. Its kind green eyes fixed on him. He knew this bat as well, didn’t he? At least he knew that his hope rested in this creature now. In his peripheral vision, Thomas saw that thousands of the black creatures were lining the stark trees behind him.
Beyond the Blue Event Horizon (Heechee Saga, Book 2) by Frederik Pohl