By Dan Simmons
Endymion est un roman de science-fiction, style area opera, écrit par Dan Simmons en 1995 et publié en France en 1996. Ce roman est le finest volet d’un récit qui se terminera avec L'Éveil d'Endymion .
Ce roman est aussi le troisième quantity des Cantos d'Hypérion, un cycle composé de quatre romans : Hypérion, los angeles Chute d'Hypérion (The Fall of Hyperion, 1990), Endymion (1995) et L'Éveil d'Endymion (The upward thrust Of Endymion, 1997), complétés par deux nouvelles : Les orphelins de l’hélice et los angeles mort du centaure. Ce cycle est considéré par certains comme une des œuvres majeures de los angeles science-fiction.
Mai 2037: Seit Perry Rhodan auf dem Mond die menschenähnlichen Arkoniden getroffen hat, stoßen die Erdbewohner schrittweise in die Milchstraße vor. Das größte Sternenreich der Galaxis ist das Arkon-Imperium, zu dem Tausende von Planeten gehören. Sein Regent ist ein rachsüchtiger Diktator, der die Erde vernichten möchte - deshalb müssen Rhodan und seine Freunde ins Zentrum der Macht vorstoßen. Nur dort können sie etwas gegen den Regenten unternehmen. Zuerst aber wird Artekh 17, eine unbedeutende Randwelt, zum Schauplatz einer unverhofften Konfrontation: quickly gleichzeitig treffen die Menschen und der Diktator dort ein.
Perry Rhodan beschließt, den Regenten zu entführen - aber dann verschlägt es die Kontrahenten in das Labyrinth unterhalb der planetaren Oberfläche.
By Catherine Asaro
A number of Nebula-award-winning Catherine Asaro maintains her fabulous and complicated Skolian house opera opus.
Two emperors navigate an uneasy peace, whereas a robust dealer guild does every little thing in its energy to bring about war. And as though Kelric, the Skolian Imperator, didn’t have adequate difficulties, his personal brother—who occurs to be a rock famous person of galactic proportions—has a success tune that calls the investors out because the hidebound blueblood jerks they're, and pleads for an finish to centuries of war. Kelric and his Eubian dealer Empire counterpart Jabriol try out eventually to satisfy in a public summit and signal a treaty that may retailer billions of lives and finish the grinding, millennium-long war. yet assassins lurk in all places, and intrigue is afoot because the baroque outdated order has no goal of giving up its war-bought privilege and tool and not using a struggle to the death—and they don’t care in the event that they take the remainder of galactic civilization down with them.
“[T]he finishing happy. . . an excellent and worthy access into the saga. . .it might be learn as a standalone novel. . ..” –SF Crowsnest
About Catherine Asaro’s Skolia saga:
“Entertaining mixture of demanding SF and romance.”—Publishers Weekly
“Asaro’s Skolian saga is now approximately as lengthy and in lots of methods as compelling as Dune, if no more so, that includes a mess of more suitable lady characters.”—Booklist
“Rapid pacing and gripping suspense.”—Publisher’s Weekly
Melilah Awad and Palmer Eogan delve deeper into Geodesica’s historic alien labyrinth than a person has ever dared, hoping to solve its secrets and techniques sooner than the hunter-killers from Earth convey them down. Former Exarch of Bedlam, Isaac Forge Deangelis, unearths his grip on sanity slipping as his very cause of present is ripped from him. whereas a insurgent Exarch and Palmer Horsfall, grieving for her misplaced sister, shape an alliance that would tear humanity’s interstellar empire apart….
Im Juni 2037 erreichen Perry Rhodan und seine Gefährten endlich das Arkon-System, das Zentrum des Großen Imperiums. Ihr Ziel: das Epetran-Archiv zu finden und die Koordinaten der Erde daraus zu löschen, bevor sie in den Besitz von Sergh da Teffron gelangen. Der Arkonide hasst die Menschen und würde keine Sekunde zögern, die Erde zu vernichten.
Rhodan bleibt keine Wahl, als buchstäblich in die Höhle des Löwen vorzustoßen. Onat da Heskmar, der Wächter des Archivs, führt die Gefährten nach Arkon I, auf die Regierungswelt des Großen Imperiums. Im Kristallpalast vermutet der Wächter das Versteck des Archivs. Doch der Palast ist seit Jahrtausenden der Schauplatz des Spiels der Kelche; gemeint sind damit die Intrigen des arkonidischen Adels. Es ist ein Ort, an dem zahlreiche unsichtbare Augen und Ohren lauern, an dem jeder Schritt der letzte sein kann...
By Sally Slater
"Imagine video game of Thrones with much less blood and extra gender confusion and also you get a flavor of this knightly epic." - The mum or dad Brash, cocky, and unbeatable with a sword (well, almost), Sam of Haywood is the main promising Paladin trainee within the country of Thule... and understands it. the one challenge is that Sam is basically woman Samantha, daughter of the 17th Duke of Haywood, and if her father has his approach, she'll be marrying a Paladin, no longer changing into one. yet Sam hasn't ever held a lot curiosity in enjoying damsel-in-distress, and so she rescues herself from a life of boredom and matrimonial drudgery. Disguised as a boy, Sam leaves domestic in the back of to struggle demons--the most threatening monsters in Thule--alongside the kingdom's elite warriors. Pity that Tristan Lyons, the Paladin assigned to coach her, is none except the hero of her formative years. He hasn't well-known her-yet-but if he does, he will remove her sword and ship her packing. Sam isn't the purely trainee hiding secrets and techniques: Braeden is a half-demon with a gloomy previous that would be unforgivable. even if he could be depended on is anyone's wager, together with his. As demons wreak havoc around the land, uprising stirs within the West, led by means of a rival faction of warriors. A warfare among males is coming, and Sam needs to decide an aspect. Will saving the dominion rate her life-or simply her center?
By Jerry Pournelle
[Read via Tom Weiner]
This novella by way of 3 celebrated authors within the technology fiction style is determined among the occasions of The Legacy of Heorot which Tom Clancy referred to as notable and Beowulf's Children.
The oldest young children of the settlers on Avalon at the moment are of their past due adolescents and wish independence from their mom and dad and guardians. they usually in particular don't desire them round for the initiation rite hung on Black send Island for the more youthful young children simply achieving their young people. but if formerly strange creatures make their lethal visual appeal, issues pass horribly mistaken.
By Jeffrey A. Carver
While John Bandicut units out around the floor of Triton, he is infrequently prepared for the typhoon of chaos that is approximately to blow via his existence. The alien quarx that quickly inhabits his brain is humanity's first touch with an alien existence. The quarx, a part of an historic galactic civilization that manipulates chaos conception to foretell catastrophic occasions, seeks to avoid a cometary collision that can ruin the Earth. however it should have support. If Bandicut chooses to belief the quarx, he needs to holiday all of the rules--indeed, sacrifice his lifestyles as he is aware it--to hinder humanity's maximum cataclysm. Leaving pals and lover in the back of, hurtling around the sun approach in a stolen spaceship, Bandicut can merely pray that his activities will keep the Earth--even if he does not reside to determine it back. From the Nebula-nominated writer of Eternity's End.
By Thomas DePrima
An analogous archeological group who exposed a mystery underground bunker on Dakistee 16 years past, whilst the planet used to be nonetheless named Mawcett, has chanced on a brand new facility. they try for months to open the doorway, however the constitution defies all their efforts. eventually admitting defeat, they ship a message to Admiral Jenetta Carver, beseeching her to return aid once more.
In sector , Admiral Jenetta Carver is besieged with mundane paintings. even if she would like to drop every thing and head for Dakistee, she cannot potentially escape. yet she additionally cannot forget about the probabilities of what treasures, or risks, the ability may perhaps characterize. thankfully, the battleship Hephaestus is in port, and the ship's 3rd watch commander is accessible for a different project.
Christa is much from extremely joyful with the possibility of giving up her seat at the bridge, even quickly, but if an admiral says move, you move. it isn't important that the admiral is your sister. Christa expects to make a brief journey, with a fast go back to the Hephaestus, yet as with Jenetta, assignments frequently are inclined to take unforeseen facet journeys into distinctive and hazardous occasions.
Book eight of the simplest promoting sequence - A Galaxy Unknown
Sci-Fi house Opera - 91,800 phrases - 314 Pages
By David Weber
Hounded into retirement and shame via political enemies, minimize to the center by means of the homicide of the guy she enjoyed, and bereft of self belief in herself and her skills, Captain Honor Harrington has retreated to the planet Grayson to absorb her position as Steadholder whereas she attempts to heal her sour wounds.
But the People's Republic of Haven is emerging from defeat to threaten Grayson anew, and the child Grayson military wishes her adventure desperately. it is a name Honor can't refuse, but whilst she once again accepts the obligation whose demanding situations she fears she will now not meet, strong males who hate and worry the alterations she's dropped at their global are decided to opposite them. they've got a plan…and for it to be triumphant Honor Harrington needs to die.
Two impossible to resist forces are speeding jointly to weigh down Grayson among them, and just one woman―uncertain of her features, weary unto demise, and marked for murder―stands among her followed planet and its devastation.