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A Fire Upon The Deep

Zones of Thought #1

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1993

by Vernor Vinge Tom Doherty Associates (April 01, 2010)

A Hugo award-winning Novel!

“Vinge is one of the best visionary writers of SF today.” David Brin

Thousands of years in the future, humanity is no longer alone in a universe where a mind's potential is determined...


Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora

by Sheree R. Thomas Grand Central Publishing (December 02, 2014)

This volume introduces black science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction writers to the generations of readers who have not had the chance to explore the scope and diversity among African-American writers....


Great Secret, The: An Intergalactic Tale of Madness, Obsession, and Startling Revelations

by L. Ron Hubbard Galaxy Press (September 08, 2008)

Fanner Marston is on the verge of uncovering the key to gaining absolute control over the universe.  The only problem is, he’s certifiably insane—a crazed Peter Lorre on a power trip. Driven by greed and...


Willful Child

Willful Child #1

by Steven Erikson Tom Doherty Associates (November 04, 2014)

From the New York Times Bestselling author Steven Erikson comes a new science fiction novel of devil-may-care, near calamitous and downright chaotic adventures through the infinite vastness of interstellar space....


Ancillary Sword

Imperial Radch #2

by Ann Leckie ORBIT (October 07, 2014)

The sequel to Ancillary Justice, the only novel to ever win the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Awards and the second book in Ann Leckie's New York Times bestselling series.

Breq is a soldier who used to...


Tides of Maritinia

by Warren Hammond Harper Voyager Impulse (December 02, 2014)

In the vein of John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War, Walter Jon Williams’s Conventions of War, and James S. A. Corey’s Caliban’s War comes a powerful and fast-paced new science fiction novel from Warren Hammond,...


The Angelus Guns

by Max Gladstone Tom Doherty Associates (August 19, 2014)

During a celestial civil war, an angel-like soldier searches for her missing brother.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Cibola Burn

The Expanse #4

by James S.A. Corey ORBIT (June 17, 2014)

The explosive fourth novel in James S.A. Corey's New York Times bestselling Expanse series. Now a major television series!

ENTER A NEW FRONTIER.

"An empty apartment, a missing family, that's creepy. But this is...


The Game

by Shane W. Smith Deeper Meanings (June 10, 2014)

WINNER TAKES ALL...

The devastating war between the Senate and Padakan House is over. Under Frank Tomhines' new government, power will at last be returned to the citizens of the galaxy. But not everyone is prepared...


The Churn: An Expanse Novella

by James S. A. Corey ORBIT (April 29, 2014)

Set in the hard-scrabble solar system of The Expanse, this novella takes the bestselling scifi series to the slums of Baltimore and into a dark world of organized crime, drugs, prostitution, and murder.

Before...


Space Detectives

by Chuck Swope Charles E Swope (February 11, 2014)

Space Detectives is 3 stories about Steve Titanic & Gordon Gatt, Intergalactic Investigators, Space Detectives if you will, working for Earth Force One to help keep the Universe free of criminals and safe for...


One Was Stubborn

by L. Ron Hubbard Galaxy Press (March 22, 2014)

Things are disappearing. Parts of buildings, parts of people, parts of the whole world. Old Shellback—a character as crazy-smart as Christopher Lloyd in Back to the Future—thinks he needs glasses. But all...


The Judge of Ages

Count to the Eschaton Sequence #3

by John C. Wright Tom Doherty Associates (February 11, 2014)

The year is 10,515 AD. The Hyades Armada, traveling at near lightspeed, will reach Earth in just four centuries to assess humanity's value as slaves. For the last 8,000 years, two opposing factions have labored...


Star Road

by Matthew Costello & Rick Hautala St. Martin's Press (January 14, 2014)

A rebel and an outlaw lead an unsuspecting group of adventurers on a secret mission across the vastness of space, in Matthew Costello's Star Road

Ivan Delgato, a former leader of a rebel group called the Runners,...


Transcendental

Transcendental Trilogy #1

by James Gunn Tom Doherty Associates (August 27, 2013)

Riley, a veteran of interstellar war, is one of many beings from many different worlds aboard a ship on a pilgrimage that spans the galaxy. However, he is not journeying to achieve transcendence, a vague mystical...


Ancillary Justice

Imperial Radch #1

Arthur C. Clarke Award 2014, Nebula Award for Best Novel 2014, Hugo Award for Best Novel 2014, Kitschies Golden Tentacle Award 2013, BSFA Award for Best Novel 2013

by Ann Leckie ORBIT (October 01, 2013)

The only novel ever to win the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Awards and the first book in Ann Leckie's New York Times bestselling trilogy.

On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer...


The Sundering

by Walter Jon Williams HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

“Space opera the way it ought to be [...] Bujold and Weber, bend the knee; interstellar adventure has a new king, and his name is Walter Jon Williams.” -- George R.R. Martin

Following The Praxis, Walter Jon...


Metaplanetary

by Tony Daniel HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Free download! Peruse "The Metaplanetary Gazetteer," created by the author especially for this PerfectBound e-book.

Once or twice in a score of years, the boundlessly inventive realm of speculative fiction reveals...


Abaddon's Gate

The Expanse #3

by James S.A. Corey ORBIT (June 04, 2013)

The explosive third novel in James S.A. Corey's New York Times bestselling Expanse series. Now a major television series!

For generations, the solar system -- Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt -- was humanity's...


The Stars Down Under

The Outback Stars #2

by Sandra McDonald Tom Doherty Associates (May 14, 2013)

Chief Terry Myell and Lieutenant Commander Jodenny Scott are in that most precarious of military situations, a mixed marriage. Enlisted and officer. It's unnatural.

Terry and Jodenny have been assigned to duty...


The Outback Stars

The Outback Stars #1

by Sandra McDonald Tom Doherty Associates (May 14, 2013)

Lieutenant Jodenny Scott is a hero. She has the medals and the scars to prove it.

She's cooling her heels on Kookaburra, recovering from injuries sustained during the fiery loss of her last ship, the Yangtze,...


The Human Division

Old Man's War #5

by John Scalzi Tom Doherty Associates (May 14, 2013)

Following the events of The Last Colony, John Scalzi tells the story of the fight to maintain the unity of the human race.

The people of Earth now know that the human Colonial Union has kept them ignorant of...


Reading the Bones

by Sheila Finch Tachyon Publications (September 12, 2003)

This skillful and entertaining exploration of language and cross-cultural communication presents a portrait of sentient beings in the midst of discovering written language. The Xenolinguists are a guild of alien-language...


Farscape: The Illustrated Companion

by Paul Simpson & David Hughes Tom Doherty Associates (September 21, 2002)

Want to know the name of Zhaan's murdered lover, or what exactly a "fellip" is?

Well there's no need to download your memory files now that Farscape (tm): The Illustrated Companion provides an in-depth look at...


Sagittarius Is Bleeding

Battlestar Galactica #3

by Peter David Tom Doherty Associates (April 01, 2007)

President Laura Roslin bears a heavy burden. Since becoming the president of the twelve human colonies when the Cylons brutally attacked and destroyed all but a small remnant of humanity's billions, she has...


The Cylons' Secret

Battlestar Galactica #2

by Craig Shaw Gardner Tom Doherty Associates (April 01, 2007)

Sometimes no news is bad news.

It's been twenty years since the end of the Cylon war. The twelve human colony worlds are rebuilding, and the Cylons . . . the Cylons have been just too quiet. They are nowhere...


The Hermetic Millennia

Count to the Eschaton Sequence #2

by John C. Wright Tom Doherty Associates (December 24, 2012)

Continuing from Count to a Trillion, Menelaus Illation Montrose—Texas gunslinger, idealist, and posthuman genius—has gone into cryo-suspension following the discovery that, in 8,000 years, a powerful alien...


Ringworld's Children

Ringworld #4

by Larry Niven Tom Doherty Associates (April 01, 2007)

Welcome to a world like no other.

The Ringworld: a landmark engineering achievement, a flat band 3 million times the surface area of Earth, encircling a distant star. Home to trillions of inhabitants, not all...


A Deepness in the Sky

Zones of Thought #2

Hugo Award for Best Novel 2000

by Vernor Vinge Tom Doherty Associates (April 01, 2007)

A Hugo award-winning Novel!

“Vinge is one of the best visionary writers of SF today.” David Brin

Thirty-Thousand years before A Fire Upon the Deep, humans stand on the verge of first contact with an alien...


Newton's Wake

by Ken MacLeod Tom Doherty Associates (April 01, 2007)

With visionary epics like The Stone Canal, The Cassini Division, and Cosmonaut Keep, award-winning Scottish author Ken MacLeod has led a revolution in contemporary science fiction, blending cutting edge science...


Tales of the Grand Tour

Grand Tour #22

by Ben Bova Tom Doherty Associates (April 01, 2007)

In novels like Mars and Moonbase, and Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn, as well as Privateers, The Precipice, and The Rock Rats, Ben Bova has been telling the stories of the wars and rivalries, the outsize individuals,...


The Ghost Brigades

Old Man's War #2

by John Scalzi Tom Doherty Associates (April 01, 2007)

The Ghost Brigades are the Special Forces of the Colonial Defense Forces, elite troops created from the DNA of the dead and turned into the perfect soldiers for the CDF's toughest operations. They're young,...


Old Man's War

Old Man's War #1

by John Scalzi Tom Doherty Associates (April 01, 2007)

John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army.

The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets...


The Ascendant Stars

Humanity's Fire #3

by Michael Cobley ORBIT (November 20, 2012)

War erupts in the depths of space...

Battle-ready factions converge above Darien, all with the same objective: to control this newly discovered planet and access the powerful weapons at its heart. Despotic Hegemony...


Fate of Worlds

Fleet of Worlds #5, Ringworld #5

by Larry Niven & Edward M. Lerner Tom Doherty Associates (August 21, 2012)

For decades, the spacefaring species of Known Space have battled over the largest artifact—and grandest prize—in the galaxy: the all-but-limitless resources and technology of the Ringworld. But without warning...


Energized

by Edward M. Lerner Tom Doherty Associates (July 17, 2012)

No one expected the oil to last forever. How right they were….

A geopolitical miscalculation tainted the world's major oil fields with radioactivity and plunged the Middle East into chaos. Any oil that remains...


Orion and King Arthur

Orion #6

by Ben Bova Tom Doherty Associates (July 03, 2012)

Orion has fought across time and space at the whims of his Creators, godlike beings from the future who toy with human history like spoiled children playing with dolls. Orion has been both assassin and hero,...


Battlestar Galactica Trilogy

by Peter David, Craig Shaw Gardner & Steven Harper Tom Doherty Associates (January 06, 2009)

Battlestar Galactica, recognized as one of the most provocative, and socially relevant series of the new millennium, earned its status as a classic American drama series after its very first, Peabody Award-winning...


In the Lion's Mouth

January Dancer #3

by Michael Flynn Tom Doherty Associates (January 17, 2012)

It's a big Spiral Arm, and the scarred man, Donavan buigh, has gone missing in it, upsetting the harper Mearana's plans for a reconciliation between her parents. Bridget ban, a Hound of the League, doubts that...


Mercury

Grand Tour #17

by Ben Bova Tom Doherty Associates (March 07, 2006)

The closest planet to our Sun, Mercury is a rocky, barren, heat-scorched world. But there are those who hope to find wealth in its desolation.

Saito Yamagata thinks Mercury's position will make it an ideal orbit...


Count to a Trillion

Count to the Eschaton Sequence #1

by John C. Wright Tom Doherty Associates (December 20, 2011)

Hundreds of years in the future, after the collapse of the Western world, young Menelaus Illation Montrose grows up in what was once Texas as a gunslinging duelist for hire. But Montrose is also a mathematical...


Powersat

Grand Tour #1

by Ben Bova Tom Doherty Associates (October 31, 2006)

Two hundred thousand feet up, things go horribly wrong. An experimental low-orbit spaceplane breaks up on reentry, falling to earth over a trail hundreds of miles long. And it its wake is the beginning of the...


EVE: Templar One

by Tony Gonzales Tom Doherty Associates (January 03, 2012)

Following some of the key characters from his first novel, EVE: The Empyrean Age, Tony Gonzales once again embarks on an epic journey expanding the EVE universe, the largest science fiction massive multiplayer...


Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar Galactica #1

by Jeffrey A. Carver Tom Doherty Associates (December 27, 2005)

For forty years, the Twelve Colonies of Man experienced peace, united since the war against the man-made Cylons. The Cylons, mechanical beings created to perform the manual labor civilization required, were...


Titan

Grand Tour #16

by Ben Bova Tom Doherty Associates (February 21, 2006)

Hugo Award-winning editor, author, scientist, and journalist, Ben Bova is a modern master of near-future science fiction and a passionate advocate of manned space exploration. For more than a decade, Bova has...


The Killing of Worlds

Succession #2

by Scott Westerfeld Tom Doherty Associates (September 30, 2008)

Scott Westerfeld, the acclaimed author of Fine Prey, Polymorph, and Evolution's Darling, reached new heights of excitement in last spring's The Risen Empire, and left readers begging for more. Now he comes through...


The Risen Empire

Succession #1

by Scott Westerfeld Tom Doherty Associates (July 22, 2008)

From the acclaimed author of Fine Prey, Polymorph, and Evolution's Darling (Philip K. Dick Award special citation and a New York Times Notable Book) comes a sweeping epic, The Risen Empire, Scott Westerfeld's...


Leviathans of Jupiter

Jupiter #2, Grand Tour #15

by Ben Bova Tom Doherty Associates (February 01, 2011)

In Ben Bova's novel JUPITER, physicist Grant Archer led an expedition into Jupiter's hostile planetwide ocean, attempting to study the unusual and massive creatures that call the planet their home. Unprepared...


The January Dancer

January Dancer #1

by Michael Flynn Tom Doherty Associates (October 14, 2008)

A triumph of the New Space Opera: fast, complicated, wonder-filled!

Hugo Award finalist and Robert A. Heinlein Award–winning SF writer Michael Flynn now turns to space opera with stunningly successful results....


The Children of the Sky

Zones of Thought #3

by Vernor Vinge Tom Doherty Associates (October 11, 2011)

The Children of the Sky continues the epic scifi adventure of Hugo award-winning A Fire Upon the Deep!

“Vinge is one of the best visionary writers of SF today.” David Brin

Thousands of years in the future,...