Category: Space Opera

  • Hypérion 1 (Les Cantos d’Hypérion, Livre 1)

    By Dan Simmons

    Hypérion est un roman de science-fiction appartenant au style area opera, écrit par Dan Simmons en 1989 et publié en France en 1991. Ce roman est le leading quantity d'un cycle composé de quatre livres : Hypérion, los angeles Chute d'Hypérion (1990), Endymion (1995) et L'Éveil d'Endymion (1997), complétés par deux nouvelles : Les orphelins de l’hélice et los angeles mort du centaure.

    Hypérion et los angeles Chute d'Hypérion forment le récit intitulé Les Cantos d'Hypérion, tandis que Endymion et L'Éveil d'Endymion en constituent l. a. suite, intitulée Les Voyages d'Endymion. L'ensemble du cycle est considéré par certains comme une des œuvres majeures de los angeles science-fiction, étant donné l'originalité de l'histoire, los angeles complexité de l'univers, los angeles psychologie raffinée des personnages, et les questions cruciales qui sont abordées.
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  • Hilldiggers: A Novel of the Polity

    An intriguing stand-alone novel set in Neal Asher’s Polity universe.

    A negative conflict as soon as raged among the 2 rival planets inside of a far off sun method. in the middle of this cruel clash, one facet encountered a extraordinary item suspected of being a cosmic superstring. while lower, the item collapsed into 4 components, each one came across to be packed both with alien expertise or a few unknown type of lifestyles. Pending additional research, the components have been speedy encased within 4 separate garage packing containers, and despatched to a hugely safe house station in orbit.

    Sometime later, whereas accomplishing learn on one of many alien entities they now name “the Worm,” a feminine scientist turns into pregnant and consequently offers beginning to quadruplets. She then inexplicably commits suicide by means of jogging without delay out into space.

    The warfare used to be eventually dropped at an finish through use of latest guns bobbing up because of examine of the trojan horse. those have been hired via huge area dreadnoughts nicknamed “hilldiggers,” and their damaging strength created new mountain levels out of the vanquished planet’s terrain. 20 years after the airborne dirt and dust has settled, these 4 incredibly proficient orphaned quadruplets have grown as much as think various levels of energy and effect inside a postwar society. yet considered one of them now turns out made up our minds to realize overall keep an eye on over the lethal hilldiggers, to probably devastating effect.

    An autonomous novel dependent in Neal Asher’s Polity universe, Hilldiggers is Asher in most sensible shape, with quite targeted and complicated world-building, thought-provoking political undertones, and unabashedly extreme action.

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  • Der Todessatellit (Perry Rhodan Silber Edition 46)

    Dank Perry Rhodans genialem Schachzug ist die Menschheit einem verheerenden Bruderkrieg entgangen: Die angreifenden Flotten des Imperiums Dabrifa und anderer gegnerischer Sternenreiche stießen buchstäblich ins Leere. Im Schutz des Antitemporalen Gezeitenfeldes befindet sich das Solsystem nun um fünf Minuten in der Zukunft, unangreifbar durch Feinde von außerhalb. Doch die Terraner wirken aus ihrem Versteck heraus weiterhin in der Galaxis.

    Dabei stoßen sie mehrmals auf die gefährlichen Energieblasen der Accalauries, die aus einem Antimaterie-Universum kommen. Sie versetzen die Bewohner der Milchstraße in Angst und Schrecken. Als es endlich zur Verständigung mit den Fremden kommt, macht einer von ihnen im Solsystem eine furchtbare Entdeckung: Die Sonne steht kurz davor, sich in eine alles Leben verschlingende Nova zu verwandeln. Schuld daran ist ein geheimnisvoller Todessatellit, den Unbekannte vor 200.000 Jahren in der Tiefe der Sonne installierten. Die Tage der solaren Menschheit scheinen gezählt zu sein...

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  • Mutineer's Moon (Dahak Series)

    By David Weber

    For Lt. Commander Colin Maclntyre, it all started as a regimen education flight over the Moon. For Dahak, a self-aware Imperial battleship, it all started millennia in the past whilst that strong synthetic intelligence underwent a mutiny within the face of the enemy. The mutiny used to be by no means resolved--Dahak used to be pressured to maroon not only the mutineers however the whole staff on prehistoric Earth. Dahak has been helplessly ready because the descendants of the dependable workforce regressed whereas the mutineers maintained keep watch over of know-how that stored them alive because the millennia handed.

    But now Dahak's sensors point out that the enemy that devastated the Imperium goodbye in the past has returned--and Earth is of their direction. For the sake of the planet, Dahak needs to mobilize its defenses. And that it can't do until eventually the mutineers are placed down. So Dahak has picked Colin Maclntyre to be its new captain.

    Now Maclntyre needs to mobilize humanity to ruin the mutineers as soon as and for all--or Earth turns into a cinder within the course of galactic conquest.
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  • Schlacht um Ferrol (Perry Rhodan NEO 11)

    Sommer 2036: Perry Rhodan und seine Begleiter folgen einem Notruf, der aus dem nahen Wega-System kommt. Dort geraten sie zwischen die Fronten zweier ungleich starker Gegner: Die echsenartigen Topsider greifen die Ferronen an. Nachdem ihr Raumschiff von den Topsidern abgeschossen wurde, stranden die Menschen auf dem Planeten Ferrol. Die Überlebenden schlagen sich zur Hauptstadt Thorta durch. Denn nur von dort kann noch Rettung kommen. Währenddessen geht der Krieg weiter. Trotz der aussichtslosen Lage hat Perry Rhodan ein Ziel: Er muss das Gemetzel um jeden Preis stoppen. Gelingt ihm das nicht, droht auch den Bewohnern der Erde ein schreckliches Schicksal...
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  • Prisoner of Conscience (Under Jurisdiction, Book 2)

    By Susan R. Matthews

    Under Jurisdiction sequence, booklet 2

    He desired to be a physician, yet his kin despatched him to be a Ship’s Inquisitor. in basic terms his fierce decision to carry to justice at any place he can locate it has preserved his sanity -- his personal strength of will, and a unusual partnership with a guy condemned via the Bench to serve on discomfort of agonizing punishment inflicted by way of the “governor” in his brain.

    In Port Rudistal, a defeated humans were consigned to the authority in their ancestral enemies to endure and paintings and die like cattle.

    Bereft of his pal, under the influence of alcohol on absolute license to paintings his will on prisoner after prisoner, will Andrej detect what horrors are contained in the partitions of the Domitt criminal, and will he carry the reality to gentle earlier than his enemies silence him perpetually?
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  • Catch The Lightning (The Saga of the Skolian Empire)

    By Catherine Asaro

    In the far away destiny, the Skolian empire ideas one 3rd of the human galaxy, and is the main robust of all. For the ruling relations has the ability of telepathy, and during it, the facility to speak quicker than gentle around the interstellar house. yet their such a lot made up our minds enemy, the investors, who thrive on human ache, have to interbreed with a Skolian to achieve their powers. And now they've got her.

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  • Mechanica

    By Betsy Cornwell

    Nicolette’s lousy stepsisters name her “Mechanica” to demean her, however the nickname suits: she discovered to be an inventor at her mother’s knee. Her mother is long gone now, notwithstanding, and the stairs have driven her right into a lifetime of dreary servitude. while she discovers a mystery workshop within the cellar on her 16th birthday—and befriends Jules, a tiny magical steel horse—Nicolette begins to visualize a brand new lifestyles for herself. And the timing will be ideal: There’s a technological exposition and a royal ball at the horizon. decided to invent her personal happily-ever-after, Mechanica seeks to wow the prince and keen marketers alike.
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  • The Algebraist

    By Iain M. Banks

    It really is 4034 advert. Humanity has made it to the celebs. Fassin Taak, a gradual Seer on the courtroom of the Nasqueron Dwellers, could be lucky if he makes it to the tip of the 12 months. The Nasqueron Dwellers inhabit a fuel great at the outskirts of the galaxy, in a approach looking forward to its wormhole connection to the remainder of civilisation. meanwhile, they're brushed off as decadents residing in a nation of hugely constructed barbarism, hoarding information with no order, looking their very own younger and struggling with unnecessary formal wars. Seconded to a military-religious order he's slightly heard of - a part of the baroque hierarchy of the Mercatoria, the newest galactic hegemony - Fassin Taak has to trip back among the Dwellers. he's looking for a mystery hidden for part one thousand million years. yet with on a daily basis that passes a warfare attracts nearer - a battle that threatens to crush every thing and everybody he's ever recognized. As advanced, turbulent, flamboyant and wonderful because the fuel large on which it's set, the recent technology fiction novel from Iain M. Banks is house opera on a really epic scale.
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  • Der Glanz des Imperiums (Perry Rhodan NEO 48)

    Mai 2037: Perry Rhodan und seine Gefährten sind auf einer gefahrvollen Reise nach Arkon, dem Zentrum eines riesigen Sternenreiches. Sie wollen den rachsüchtigen Regenten des Arkon-Imperiums stoppen, der in seinem Zorn die Erde vernichten lassen will. Noch ist die place der Erde unbekannt und Rhodan möchte, dass es so bleibt. Auf dem Weg dahin erreichen die Gefährten das Sonnenleuchtfeuer am Rand der Milchstraße. Von dort aus müssen sie den großen Sprung zum Kugelsternhaufen M thirteen antreten - in dessen Zentrum befindet sich Arkon. Aus bislang unbekannten Gründen erreicht der Regent zur selben Zeit ebenfalls das Sonnenleuchtfeuer.

    Rhodan erkennt die einmalige probability, der Bedrohung direkt zu begegnen. Er fasst einen aberwitzigen Plan: die Entführung des mächtigsten Mannes der Galaxis...

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