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Blood bond by Michael Green

Blood bond

Michael Green

eBook

"What happens if your family is the last left alive? The Chatfield family - half living in the UK, the other in New Zealand - found out the stark realities of survival after a deadly pandemic swept across the world. Now escaping the repressive regime...

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The death of grass by John Christopher

The death of grass

John Christopher

eBook

"At first the virus wiping out grass and crops is of little concern to John Custance. It has decimated Asia, causing mass starvation and riots, but Europe is safe and a countervirus is expected any day. Except, it turns out, the governments have been...

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The silver wind by Nina Allan

The silver wind

Nina Allan

eBook

Named as one of '50 Writers You Should Read Now' by The Guardian. From the award-winning author of The Rift, Nina Allan, The Silver Wind is a remarkable narrative exploring the nature of time itself. Martin Newland is fascinated by time. Watches and clocks...

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Imago by Octavia E. Butler

Imago

Octavia E. Butler

eBook

Eine Brücke zwischen den Welten Jodahs ist ein Konstruierter, halb Mensch, halb Oankali. Er wurde von den Ooloi geschaffen, Angehörige des dritten Geschlechts der Oankali, die die Fähigkeit haben, genetische Veränderungen vorzunehmen. Nicht alle Menschen...

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Rituale by Octavia E. Butler

Rituale

Octavia E. Butler

eBook

Zwischen zwei Welten Die dreigeschlechtlichen Oankali haben die Menschen wieder auf der Erde angesiedelt, die nach dem Atomkrieg für Jahrhunderte unbewohnbar war. Jetzt leben Menschen und Aliens zusammen, doch nicht alles ist friedlich: Während einige...

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Unholy land by Lavie Tidhar

Unholy land

Lavie Tidhar

eBook

"Lior Tirosh is a semi-successful author of pulp fiction, an inadvertent time traveler, and an ongoing source of disappointment to his father. Tirosh has returned to his homeland in East Africa. But Palestina--a Jewish state founded in the early 20th...

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The last fight by Ryan Casey

The last fight

Ryan Casey

eAudiobook

When the EMP strikes, how far will you go to protect the ones you love'A month has passed since a devastating EMP ravaged the nation's power supplies.Jack and his family are surviving on a sustainable farm in the middle of the countryside. Reunited with...

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Resurgence  by C. J. Cherryh

Resurgence

C. J. Cherryh

Book

Bren Cameron, diplomat in residence, usually represents the ruler of the atevi state. But Ilisidi, the dowager, has been known to borrow his services from time to time - and she has her own notions how to solve the simmering hostilities in the south of...

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Unholy land by Lavie Tidhar

Unholy land

Lavie Tidhar

eAudiobook

"Lior Tirosh is a semi-successful author of pulp fiction, an inadvertent time traveler, and an ongoing source of disappointment to his father. Tirosh has returned to his homeland in East Africa. But Palestina--a Jewish state founded in the early 20th...

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Hunt and run by Aaron Rosenberg

Hunt and run

Aaron Rosenberg

eBook

Ronon Dex's past is a closed book, and he likes it that way. But when the Atlantis team trigger a trap that leaves them stranded on a hostile world, only Ronon's past can save them--if it doesn't kill them first.

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Not so much said the cat by Michael Swanwick

Not so much said the cat

Michael Swanwick

eBook

The master of literary science fiction returns with this dazzling new collection. Michael Swanwick takes us on a whirlwind journey across the globe and across time and space, where magic and science exist in possibilities that are not of this world. ...

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Freehold

Freehold

Book

"When the UN invaded the Freehold of Grainne, the intent was simple: Force a noncompliant star nation back into the collective. What the politicians hadn't accounted for was that the Freehold had spent 200 years as the haven for every independent, re...

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A user's guide to make-believe  by Jane Alexander

A user's guide to make-believe

Jane Alexander

Book

"Cassie is an addict who has hit rock bottom. But unlike the other attendees at her support group, it's not substance abuse that has ruined her life and severed her from her family. Most importantly, she can't talk about her addiction: she's legally ...

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Zero history by William Gibson

Zero history

William Gibson

eBook

Hubertus Bigend, the Machiavellian head of global ad-agency Blue Ant, wants ex-musician Hollis Henry to uncover the maker of a secret, obscurely fashionable denim called 'The Gabriel Hounds'. Hollis knows nothing about fashion - which, curiously, is why...

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The shape of things to come by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells

The shape of things to come

H. G. (Herbert George) Wells

eBook

"When Dr Philip Raven, an intellectual working for the League of Nations, dies in 1930 he leaves behind a powerful legacy an unpublished dream book'. Inspired by visions he has experienced for many years, it appears to be a book written far into the future:...

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Bone silence  by Alastair Reynolds

Bone silence

Alastair Reynolds

Book

"Two sisters ran away from home to join the crew of a spaceship. They took on pirates, faced down monsters and survived massacres . . . and now they're in charge. Captaining a fearsome ship of their own, adventures are theirs for the taking. But Captain...

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They will drown in their mothers' tears by Johannes Anyuru

They will drown in their mothers' tears

Johannes Anyuru

eBook

"With echoes of Guantánamo Bay, Abu Ghraib, the Charlie Hebdo tragedy, and anti-immigrant hysteria, this remarkably intense, beautifully wrought tale combines the ingenuity of speculative fiction with the difficulties of today's harsh political realities"...

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Rise  by Kim Lakin-Smith

Rise

Kim Lakin-Smith

Book

"Denounced by her own father and charged with crimes against the state, Kali Titian - pilot, soldier, and engineer - is sentenced to Erbarmlich prison camp, where she must somehow survive among her fellow inmates the Vary, a race she has been raised ...

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Allegiance  by Nicholas Sansbury Smith

Allegiance

Nicholas Sansbury Smith

Book

"The war for the Metal Islands is over, but the search for survivors has just begun. After a long and bloody battle, legendary Hell Diver Xavier Rodriguez reigns as the dutiful but reluctant new king of the islands. Advised by a council of former sky...

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Citadel by John Ringo

Citadel

John Ringo

eBook

Earth has managed to recapture the Sol system from their Horvath conquerors and begin entering the galactic millieu. But when the Rangora Empire rapidly crushes humanity's only ally it becomes clear the war is just beginning, and Troy (a two trillion...

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Wolfling by Gordon R. Dickson

Wolfling

Gordon R. Dickson

eBook

When the first expedition from Earth reaches Alpha Centuari III, it makes a startling discovery: all life, including humankind, is governed by the Throne World. The Earth is a mere outpost in a vast star empire. Jim Keil was a superman on Earth, but on...

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Unclean spirits by Chuck Wendig

Unclean spirits

Chuck Wendig

eAudiobook

Five years ago, it all went wrong for Cason Cole. He lost his wife and son, lost everything, and was bound into service to a man who chews up human lives and spits them out, a predator who holds nothing dear and respects no law. Now, as the man he both...

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Dooku by Cavan Scott

Dooku

Cavan Scott

eBook

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Rando Splicer  by Joel Shepherd

Rando Splicer

Joel Shepherd

Book

"Upon the ancient drysine moon/city of Defiance, the UFS Phoenix is being rebuilt, but her crew cannot do so in peace. Parren factions jostle for control of not only Defiance, but of the drysine data-core that Phoenix won at such an awful price. But the...

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Requiem of the human soul  by Jeremy R. Lent

Requiem of the human soul

Jeremy R. Lent

Book

"Eusebio Franklin, a school teacher from a small community, is faced with the most terrifying dilemma imaginable: should he carry out an act of mass terrorism in order to save the human race? Eusebio has been chosen to defend our human race in a spec...

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Brand of light  by Ronie Kendig

Brand of light

Ronie Kendig

Book

"There's a price on her head, and it has everything to do with the brand on her arm. Tertian Space Coalition has blessed every planet in the quadrants with high technology, save one: Drosero. But in spite of their tenuous treaty with the ruling clans,...

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Dead endless  by Dave Galanter

Dead endless

Dave Galanter

Book

"Using its spore-based hub drive, the USS Discovery can jump great distances faster than any warp-faring vessel in Starfleet. To do this, Lieutenant Paul Stamets navigates the ship through the recently revealed mycelial network, a subspace domain Discovery...

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Sisters of the vast black by Lina Rather

Sisters of the vast black

Lina Rather

eBook

"Years ago, Old Earth sent forth sisters and brothers into the vast dark of the prodigal colonies armed only with crucifixes and iron faith. Now, the sisters of the Order of Saint Rita are on an interstellar mission of mercy aboard Our Lady of Imposs...

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Shadows in flight by Orson Scott. Card

Shadows in flight

Orson Scott. Card

eBook

Bean moves with three of his children into a derelict space colony ship where they hope for a cure to engineered genes that give them high intelligence and short lives, a situation that is complicated when space-time distortions cause them to be forgotten...

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Star Trek, Discovery by Dave Galanter

Star Trek, Discovery

Dave Galanter

eBook

"Original novel based on the hit series Star Trek: Discovery"--

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Accepting the lance by Sharon Lee

Accepting the lance

Sharon Lee

eBook

"Exiled from Liad after bombing a city to save it from The Department of the Interior's infernal weapons and plans, Clan Korval has gone to ground on the back-water planet Surebleak, whose people are as untamed as its weather. The old Boss-controlled...

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Jedi search by Kevin J. Anderson

Jedi search

Kevin J. Anderson

eBook

As Luke Skywalker establishes a training program for Jedi Knights, he learns that Han Solo and Chewbacca have been taken prisoner on another planet.

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Red zone by Janet Elizabeth Henderson

Red zone

Janet Elizabeth Henderson

eBook

Welcome to the new world. Things have changed just a bit. Big Brother's not only monitoring important things like what toilet paper you buy-it now has direct access to everything you see thanks to the mandatory implant you get at birth. And Friday Jones...

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After the fall by Ryan Casey

After the fall

Ryan Casey

eAudiobook

With the lights still out, how far will you go to survive'When an EMP devastated the nation's power supplies and left the country in ruins, Jack, Wayne, Susan, Emma and Logan all fought to seek shelter in a treacherous first day.But surviving the first...

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Deathstalker destiny by Simon R. Green

Deathstalker destiny

Simon R. Green

eAudiobook

Deathstalker: Destiny is the fifth book in New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green's beloved space opera series.

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Sojourn by S. H. Jucha

Sojourn

S. H. Jucha

eAudiobook

Artifice, the great enemy, has been defeated. The sister SADEs, Omnian sentient digital entities, are free from their boxes. Most humans are unaware that the sisters have duplicated themselves many more times than suspected. They now constitute a siz...

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Always north  by Vicki Jarrett

Always north

Vicki Jarrett

Book

"We all have to work to live, even if it is an illegal survey for oil in the rapidly melting arctic. Software engineer Isobel needs to eat like everyone, and that’s how she fell into the job that leads her to the most northerly place on our planet.As...

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M day  by Tom Kratman

M day

Tom Kratman

Book

"Colonel Wes Stauer was once one of war's most brutal practitioners--not to mention one of its most effective and "least bloody. Now, not only must Stauer command his crack outfit of former comrades and pull off yet another miracle mission, he must a...

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Lost signals

Lost signals

Book

"Welcome to the 22nd century where humanity has just reached out to the stars and now finds itself challenged by contact by five (or is that four?) very different (yet very realistic) alien species whose motivations are as unusual and arresting as th...

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The lost colony  by A. G. Riddle

The lost colony

A. G. Riddle

Book

"Can humanity survive on a new world? The last survivors of the human race escaped a ruined Earth. Their new homeworld--Eos--seemed perfect at first. Warm. Hospitable. Safe from the grid. But everything isn't as it seems. The first colony of settlers--from...

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Essen defiant  by Kim Mackey

Essen defiant

Kim Mackey

Book

"Whether it was a blessed miracle or a disastrous catastrophe, the arrival of Grantville in Europe in the year 1631 created changes that are long-lasting and spreading wider and wider as time passes. In 1634, Louis DeGeer, statesman, merchant, and player...

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The revenant  by Mike Sheridan

The revenant

Mike Sheridan

Book

"After the death of Mason, things return to normal at the Benton and Eastwood camps. While the two groups make plans to bring their communities to the next level, Sheriff Rollins has a proposal for Walter, one that involves a big decision for all con...

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Spear of the emperor  by Aaron Dembski-Bowden

Spear of the emperor

Aaron Dembski-Bowden

Book

"The scattered worlds of the Elara's Veil nebula were once protected by the oath of unity sworn by three mighty Chapters of the Adeptus Astartes. The Star Scorpions were undone by flaws in their genetic coding. The Celestial Lions were ravaged by the...

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Interference by Sue Burke

Interference

Sue Burke

eBook

Sue Burke's sweeping, award-finalist, SF Semiosis epic continues in Interference as the colonists and a team from Earth confront a new and more implacable intelligence. Over two hundred years after the first colonists landed on Pax, a new set of expl...

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Primordial threat by M. A. (Michael A.) Rothman

Primordial threat

M. A. (Michael A.) Rothman

eAudiobook

"The year is 2066 and the world is oblivious to the threat it faces. The fate of humanity lies on the shoulders of Burt Radcliffe, the new head of NASA's Near Earth Object program. He's been rushing the completion of DefenseNet, a ring of satellites that...

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Dispel illusion  by Mark Lawrence

Dispel illusion

Mark Lawrence

Book

"Sometimes being wrong is the right answer. Nick Hayes's genius is in wringing out the universe's secrets. It's a talent that's allowed him to carve paths through time. But the worst part is that he knows how his story will end. He's seen it with his...

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Age of legends  by James Lovegrove

Age of legends

James Lovegrove

Book

"In a post-Brexit world, the Myths and Legends of the British Isles are alive, and ready for war! As Great Britain struggles to face its new reality in a post-Brexit world, the government’s affable-seeming Prime Minister Colin Dubois plays a man of the...

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Do you dream of Terra-Two? by Temi Oh

Do you dream of Terra-Two?

Temi Oh

eAudiobook

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet meets The 100 in this unforgettable debut by a brilliant new voice. A century ago, scientists theorised that a habitable planet existed in a nearby solar system. Today, ten astronauts will leave a dying Earth to find...

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A trick of light  by Stan Lee

A trick of light

Stan Lee

Book

"From Stan Lee, the pop culture legend behind Marvel's The Avengers, Black Panther, X-Men, Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, and Iron Man, comes a major literary event featuring two heroic teenagers--one born with extraordinary gifts, one unwillingly.....

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Season of the witch  by David Lynn Golemon

Season of the witch

David Lynn Golemon

Book

The continuing adventures of Colonel Jack Collins and the rest of Department 5656 - better known as the Event Group - as they fend off an attack at their very heart while they must deal once again with history beginning to repeat itself.

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Angel Catbird by Margaret Atwood

Angel Catbird

Margaret Atwood

Audio CD

One dark night, young genetic engineer Strig Feleedus is cruelly mutated by his own experiment and merges with the DNA of a pussycat and an owl. What follows is an action-driven, witty and pulp-inspired all-species revolution. Would you expect anything...

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Poster boy by N. J. Crossley

Poster boy

N. J. Crossley

Audio CD

A conspiracy to divide and control a nation at whatever the cost. Poster Boy is a disturbingly plausible dystopian Britain. Broadcast live, Rosa Lincoln takes to the stage at her brother's memorial service with a bomb concealed beneath her clothes. Being...

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Star tales

Star tales

Book

"The Doctor is many things - curious, funny, brave, protective of her friends...and a shameless namedropper. While she and her companions battled aliens and travelled across the universe, the Doctor hinted at a host of previous, untold adventures with...

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The solar war  by John (Novelist) French

The solar war

John (Novelist) French

Book

"After seven years of bitter war, the end has come at last for the conflict known infamously as the Horus Heresy. Terra now lies within the Warmaster's sights, the Throneworld and the seat of his father's rule. Horus' desire is nothing less than the death...

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Anyone  by Charles Soule

Anyone

Charles Soule

Book

"Inside a barn in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a scientist searching for an Alzheimer's cure throws a switch--and finds herself mysteriously transported into her husband's body. What begins as a botched experiment will change her life--and the world--forever....

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The testaments by Margaret Atwood

The testaments

Margaret Atwood

eBook

"More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid's Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radicall...

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Oryx und Crake by Margaret Atwood

Oryx und Crake

Margaret Atwood

eAudiobook

Crake und Jimmy waren Freunde, und sie liebten dieselbe Frau: die rätselhafte Oryx. Sie lebten in einer ständig von Klimakatastrophen bedrohten Welt. Crake, ein Genie genetischer Manipulation, war Wissenschaftler und arbeitete für das Projekt "Paradice"...

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A chain across the dawn by Drew (Science fiction author) Williams

A chain across the dawn

Drew (Science fiction author) Willi...

eAudiobook

Drew Williams continues the Universe After series with A Chain Across the Dawn, an epic space opera chase across the galaxy with witty banter, fantastical planets, and a seemingly unbeatable foe. "The only thing more fun than a bonkers space battle is...

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Body tourists  by Jane Rogers

Body tourists

Jane Rogers

Book

"In this version of London, there is a small, private clinic. Behind its layers of security, procedures are taking place on poor, robust teenagers from northern Estates in exchange for thousands of pounds - procedures that will bring the wealthy dead...

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Starship Alchemon  by Christopher Hinz

Starship Alchemon

Christopher Hinz

Book

"Nine explorers aboard a powerful AI vessel, Alchemon, are sent to investigate an 'anomalous biosignature' on a distant planet. But they soon realize their mission has gone to hell as deadly freakish incidents threaten their lives. Are these events caused...

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Doctor Who. Shada by Gareth Roberts

Doctor Who. Shada

Gareth Roberts

eBook

SHADA basiert auf den Originaldrehbüchern, die der legendäre Douglas Adams für ein Doctor-Who-Abenteuer verfasste, das nie ausgestrahlt wurde. Ein Time Lord und alter Freund des Doktors namens Professor Chronotis hat sich an die Universität von Cambr...

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Dead astronauts by Jeff VanderMeer

Dead astronauts

Jeff VanderMeer

eBook

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Star Trek. Boldly go by Mike (Comic book author) Johnson

Star Trek. Boldly go

Mike (Comic book author) Johnson

eBook

All-new adventures of the new crew in the new timeline! As the Federation and the Romulans convene in the wake of the Borg attack, the precarious peace is threatened by the murder of a key diplomat... and a Starfleet cadet is the prime suspect! Don't...

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The ears of a cat by Roderick Hart

The ears of a cat

Roderick Hart

eBook

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Awaken online by Travis Bagwell

Awaken online

Travis Bagwell

eAudiobook

Eliza's parents are relentless - forcing her to constantly take prep courses to prepare for college and medical school. Sometimes, it feels like her entire life has already been planned out. Which is why she leaps at the chance to escape into a new v...

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The Judas rose by Suzette Haden Elgin

The Judas rose

Suzette Haden Elgin

eAudiobook

In the second volume of the Native Tongue trilogy, the time has come for Laadan-the secret language created to resist an oppressive patriarchy-to empower womankind worldwide.

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Ascendance by Jason M. Hough

Ascendance

Jason M. Hough

eAudiobook

The official prequel to the action video game Gears 5, beginning immediately after Gears of War 4 and leading directly into the new game.Following Reyna Diaz's death at the hands of the Swarm (in Gears of War 4), Kait seals her mother's tomb and swea...

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Dead astronauts  by Jeff VanderMeer

Dead astronauts

Jeff VanderMeer

Book

"A messianic blue fox who slips through warrens of time and space on a mysterious mission. A homeless woman haunted by a demon who finds the key to all things in a strange journal. Three ragtag rebels waging an endless war for the fate of the world against...

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Scornful stars  by Richard (Lynn Richard) Baker

Scornful stars

Richard (Lynn Richard) Baker

Book

"Now a captain, Sikander Singh North commands the destroyer Decisive, assigned to Zerzura, a heaven for piracy and the next playing board in the great game. The Aquilan Commonwealth and the Empire of Dremark vie for the allegiance of the local ruler,...

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Down among the dead  by K. B. Wagers

Down among the dead

K. B. Wagers

Book

"Gunrunner empress Hail Bristol must navigate alien politics and deadly plots to prevent an interspecies war, in this second novel in the Farian War space opera trilogy. In a surprise attack that killed many of her dearest subjects, Hail Bristol, empress...

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Born of flame  by Nick Kyme

Born of flame

Nick Kyme

Book

"The Salamanders battle through the Great Crusade and the Horus Heresy in this collection of novellas and short stories that showcase the selfless heroism of the Fireborn.Born of the fiery world of Nocturne, the Salamanders believe in self sacrifice and...

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System failure  by Joseph Zieja

System failure

Joseph Zieja

Book

"With the galaxy thrown into chaos by mutual breaches of the Two Hundred Years' peace, what seemed like an isolated incident on the Thelicosa/Merida border has become an epidemic. In the midst of this chaos, the Thelicosan and Meridan fleets on their...

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Live free or die by John Ringo

Live free or die

John Ringo

eBook

Hero Troy Vernon wages war against the Horvath, Earth's alien conquerors, determined to free his enslaved world and to take the first steps into space using off-world technologies. If he succeeds, his ultimate plans will lead to the creation of Troy,...

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Trade secret by Sharon Lee

Trade secret

Sharon Lee

eBook

"In a universe full of interstellar intrigue and burgeoning commerce novice Terran trader Jethri Gobelyn, adopted by a Liaden clan, settles into a comfortable and even elite routine, a Trader's Ring his goal. Even as Jethri's initiation into the Liad...

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Stranger things. [Volume 2], Six by Jody Houser

Stranger things. [Volume 2], Six

Jody Houser

eBook

A prequel comic from Netflix' award-winning series, delving into the mysterious workings of Project MKUltra and the weird science that opened the door to the Upside Down. Francine, a teenage girl with precognition, has struggled through a lifetime of...

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Rey and Pals by Jeffrey Brown

Rey and Pals

Jeffrey Brown

eBook

What if Rey hadn't grown up all alone on dusty planet Jakku, but instead had a galaxy of friends to play with' New York Times bestselling author of the Darth Vader and Son series Jeffrey Brown returns to the Star Wars galaxy with a collection of bran...

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Allegiance by Nicholas Sansbury Smith

Allegiance

Nicholas Sansbury Smith

eBook

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American Science Fiction, 1968-1969

American Science Fiction, 1968-1969

eBook

Four mind-bending novels from science fiction's most transformative decade in a deluxe collector's edition hardcover, including two long out-of-print classicsIn this second volume of a two-volume set gathering the best American science fiction from t...

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Black spire by Delilah S. Dawson

Black spire

Delilah S. Dawson

eBook

"After devastating losses at the hands of the First Order, General Leia Organa has dispatched her agents across the galaxy in search of allies, sanctuary, and firepower--and her top spy, Vi Moradi, may have just found all three, on a secluded world at...

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Cosmoknights by Hannah Templer

Cosmoknights

Hannah Templer

eBook

For this ragtag band of space gays, liberation means beating the patriarchy at its own game. Pan's life used to be very small. Work in her dad's body shop, sneak out with her friend Tara to go dancing, and watch the skies for freighter ships. It didn't...

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Infinite detail by Tim Maughan

Infinite detail

Tim Maughan

eBook

A timely and uncanny portrait of a world in the wake of fake news, diminished privacy, and a total shutdown of the Internet BEFORE: In Bristols center lies the Croft, a digital no-mans-land cut off from the surveillance, Big Data dependence, and...

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