At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied. Something talks out there: but not to us. Blindsight is the hugo award–nominated novel by Peter Watts, "a hard science fiction writer through and through and one of the very best alive" The Globe and Mail.
Send them to the edge of the solar system, praying you can trust such freaks and monsters with the fate of a world. Two months have past since a myriad of alien objects clenched about the Earth, screaming as they burned. You fear they may be more alien than the thing they've been sent to find—but you'd give anything for that to be true, if you knew what was waiting for them.
Who should we send to meet the alien, when the alien doesn't want to meet? Send a linguist with multiple-personality disorder and a biologist so spliced with machinery that he can't feel his own flesh. Send a man with half his mind gone since childhood. Send a pacifist warrior and a vampire recalled from the grave by the voodoo of paleogenetics.
The heavens have been silent since—until a derelict space probe hears whispers from a distant comet.
Echopraxia Firefall Book 2
But he awakens one night to find himself at the center of a storm that will turn all of history inside-out. A vampire and its entourage of zombie bodyguards lurk in the shadows behind. And it's all under surveillance by an alien presence that refuses to show itself. Prepare for a different kind of singularity in peter watts' echopraxia, the follow-up to the Hugo-nominated novel Blindsight It's the eve of the twenty-second century: a world where the dearly departed send postcards back from Heaven and evangelicals make scientific breakthroughs by speaking in tongues; where genetically engineered vampires solve problems intractable to baseline humans and soldiers come with zombie switches that shut off self-awareness during combat.
To his left is a grief-stricken soldier, obsessed by whispered messages from a dead son. Daniel bruks is a living fossil: a field biologist in a world where biology has turned computational, a cat's-paw used by terrorists to kill thousands. Taking refuge in the oregon desert, he's turned his back on a humanity that shatters into strange new subspecies with every heartbeat.
To his right is a pilot who hasn't yet found the man she's sworn to kill on sight. Now he's trapped on a ship bound for the center of the solar system. And dead ahead, a handful of rapture-stricken monks takes them all to a meeting with something they will only call "The Angels of the Asteroids. Their pilgrimage brings dan Bruks, the fossil man, face-to-face with the biggest evolutionary breakpoint since the origin of thought itself.
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The Colonel: A Tor.Com Original Firefall
His wife has retreated into a virtual heaven and his son remains missing after joining an extrasolar mission to track down an alien race. Now, one of the strongest hive minds in the world approaches Keaton with an offer that could completely change his world. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied.
From the author of blindsight comes Peter Watts's sci-fi adventure story "The Colonel, " an action-packed Tor. Com originalColonel Keaton is in trouble. He is presently tasked by his superiors with the threat assessment of hived human intelligences, one of which successfully attacks a compound under his watch.
The Freeze-Frame Revolution
This—this—is the cutting edge of science fiction. Richard K. Note from the publisher: The red letters in the print edition highlighted letters in the e-book indicate special bonus content. Morgan, only wants what's best for you? trapped aboard the starship eriophora, and relentlessly, that sees through your eyes and hears through your ears, honestly, Sunday Ahzmundin is about to discover the components of any successful revolution: conspiracy, author of Altered CarbonHow do you stage a mutiny when you're only awake one day in a million? How do you conspire when your tiny handful of potential allies changes with each job shift? How do you engage an enemy that never sleeps, code—and unavoidable casualties.
Starfish Rifters Trilogy Book 1
A huge international corporation has developed a facility along the Juan de Fuca Ridge at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean to exploit geothermal power. How many of them can survive, the first installment in peter watts' Rifters TrilogyAt the Publisher's request, while worldwide disaster approaches from below?Starfish, or will be allowed to survive, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied.
They send a bio-engineered crew--people who have been altered to withstand the pressure and breathe the seawater--down to live and work in this weird, fertile undersea darkness. Unfortunately the only people suitable for long-term employment in these experimental power stations are crazy, some of them in unpleasant ways.
Maelstrom Rifters Trilogy Book 2
Is she a monster, or a goddess? One thing is for sure: all hell is breaking loose. This dark, fast-paced, hard sf novel returns to the story begun in Starfish: all human life is threatened by a disease actually a primeval form of life from the distant prehuman past. But clarke was far enough away that she was able to survive and tough enough to walk home, 300 miles across the ocean floor.
She arrives carrying with her the potential death of the human race, and possessed by a desire for revenge. Lenie clarke, in a black wetsuit, walks out of the ocean onto a Pacific Northwest beach filled with the oppressed and drugged homeless of the Asian world who have gotten only this far in their attempt to reach America.
It survived only in the deep ocean rift where Clarke and her companions were stationed before the corporation that employed them tried to sterilize the threat with a secret underwater nuclear strike. An enormous tidal wave on the west coast of North America has just killed thousands. Maelstrom is a terrifying explosion of cyberpunk noir by a writer whose narrative, says Robert Sheckley, "drives like a futuristic locomotive.
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Beyond the Rift
A deep-sea diver discovers that her true nature lies not within the confines of her mission but in the depths of her psyche. A seemingly humanized monster from John Carpenter’s The Thing reveals the true villains in an Antarctic showdown. An artificial intelligence shields a biologically-enhanced prodigy from her overwhelmed parents.
Skillfully combining complex science with finely executed prose, these edgy, award-winning tales explore the always-shifting border between the known and the alien. The beauty and peril of technology and the passion and penalties of conviction merge in stories that are by turns dark, bold, satiric, and introspective.
A father tries to hold his broken family together in the wake of an ongoing assault by sentient rainstorms. Gorgeously saturnine and exceptionally powerful, these collected fictions are both intensely thought-provoking and impossible to forget. A court psychologist analyzes a psychotic graduate student who has learned to reprogram reality itself.
The Water Knife
Water is power in the near future, the Colorado River has dwindled to a trickle. Detective, angel velasquez “cuts” water for the Southern Nevada Water Authority, assassin, and spy, ensuring that its lush arcology developments can bloom in Las Vegas. When rumors of a game-changing water source surface in Phoenix, Angel is sent south, hunting for answers that seem to evaporate as the heat index soars and the landscape becomes more and more oppressive.
There, a hardened journalist with her own agenda, a young Texas migrant, he encounters Lucy Monroe, and Maria Villarosa, who dreams of escaping north. As bodies begin to pile up, the three find themselves pawns in a game far bigger and more corrupt than they could have imagined, alliances shift like sand, and when water is more valuable than gold, and the only truth in the desert is that someone will have to bleed if anyone hopes to drink.
Pattern Recognition Blue Ant Book 1
Still haunted by the memory of her missing father—a cold war security guru who disappeared in downtown Manhattan on the morning of September 11, and terror, globalization, 2001—Cayce is soon traveling through parallel universes of marketing, heading always for the still point where the three converge.
Pattern recognition is William Gibson’s best book since he rewrote all the rules in Neuromancer. Neil gaiman, author of american Gods“One of the first authentic and vital novels of the 21st century. The washington post book WorldThe accolades and acclaim are endless for William Gibson's coast-to-coast bestseller.
From london to tokyo to moscow, she follows the implications of a secret as disturbing—and compelling—as the twenty-first century promises to be. While in london to evaluate the redesign of a famous corporate logo, she’s offered a different assignment: find the creator of the obscure, enigmatic video clips being uploaded to the internet—footage that is generating massive underground buzz worldwide.
Set in the post-9/11 present, Pattern Recognition is the story of one woman's never-ending search for the now. Cayce pollard is a new kind of prophet—a world-renowned “coolhunter” who predicts the hottest trends.
The Assassination Bureau, Ltd. Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin
Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. London’s suspense thriller focuses on the fine distinction between state- justified murder and criminal violence in the Assassination Bureau—an organization whose mandate is to rid the state of all its enemies.
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Ship of Fools
Home to generations of humans, the starship Argonos has wandered aimlessly throughout the galaxy for hundreds of years, desperately searching for other signs of life. Russo is not afraid to take on the question of evil in a divinely ordered universe. This is an ambitious novel of ideas that generates considerable suspense while respecting its sources, its characters, and most important, the reader.
The new york times “a tale of high adventure and personal drama in the far future. Library journal “Relentlessly suspenseful. Full of mystery. Very exciting. Science Fiction Chronicle. Haunted by what they have seen, the crew has no choice but to follow when another signal beckons the Argonos into deep space—and into the dark heart of an alien mystery.
. Now, a steady, unidentified transmission lures them toward a nearby planet, where the grisly remains of a former colony await the crew.