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Dichronauts

Written By: Greg Egan
  • ID Book : 1597806056
  • Publisher : Start Publishing LLC
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reads : 744
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Seth is a surveyor, along with his friend Theo, a leech-like creature running through his skull who tells Seth what lies to his left and right. Theo, in turn, relies on Seth for mobility, and for ordinary vision looking forwards and backwards. Like everyone else in their world, they are symbionts, depending on each other to survive. In the universe containing Seth's world, light cannot travel in all directions: there is a “dark cone” to the north and south. Seth can only face to the east (or the west, if he tips his head backwards). If he starts to turn to the north or south, his body stretches out across the landscape, and to rotate as far as north-north-east is every bit as impossible as accelerating to the speed of light. Every living thing in Seth’s world is in a state of perpetual migration as they follow the sun’s shifting orbit and the narrow habitable zone it creates. Cities are being constantly disassembled at one edge and rebuilt at the other, with surveyors mapping safe routes ahead. But when Seth and Theo join an expedition to the edge of the habitable zone, they discover a terrifying threat: a fissure in the surface of the world, so deep and wide that no one can perceive its limits. As the habitable zone continues to move, the migration will soon be blocked by this unbridgeable void, and the expedition has only one option to save its city from annihilation: descend into the unknown.

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In Adrian Tchaikovsky's Elder Race, a junior anthropologist on a distant planet must help the locals he has sworn to study to save a planet from an unbeatable foe. Lynesse is the lowly Fourth Daughter of the queen, and always getting in the way. But a demon is terrorizing the land, and now she’s an adult (albeit barely) with responsibilities (she tells herself). Although she still gets in the way, she understands that the only way to save her people is to invoke the pact between her family and the Elder sorcerer who has inhabited the local tower for as long as her people have lived here (though none in living memory has approached it). But Elder Nyr isn’t a sorcerer, and he is forbidden to help, and his knowledge of science tells him the threat cannot possibly be a demon... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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By Greg Egan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Isbn : 1250163358
  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 746
  • File Pdf: uncanny-valley.pdf

Book Summary:

Immortality, but at what price, in what form, and how could you be you? In the near future it’s possible to build a new you, a better you, one that could carry on forever. But if you could carry on, if you could make choices about who you would be forever, how much of your past would you bring with you? Would you be tempted to maybe...edit? Adam isn’t all that he used to be, but he wants to be. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Nearest

By Greg Egan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Isbn : 1250294312
  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 815
  • File Pdf: the-nearest.pdf

Book Summary:

When a detective, a new mother, is assigned to the case of a horrific triple murder, it appears to be a self-contained domestic tragedy, a terrible event but something that doesn’t affect the rest of the community. But it slowly becomes clear that something much darker may be at play, something that spreads out from the scene of the crime to corrode the closest relationships of everyone it touches, in Greg Egan's The Nearest, a Tor.com Original. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Niegeschichte

By Dietmar Dath
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Matthes & Seitz Berlin Verlag
  • Isbn : 395757823X
  • Pages : 942
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 106
  • File Pdf: niegeschichte.pdf

Book Summary:

Mit Niegeschichte liefert Dietmar Dath eine Einführung in sein liebstes Thema: Science Fiction. Seine kenntnisreiche Theoriegeschichte und persönliche Genre-Erkundung ist eine Einladung an alle, spekulative Literatur als hochrelevant für unsere Zukunft zu begreifen – gerade weil sie von dem erzählt, was so nie stattfinden wird. Egal ob als Serie auf Netflix, im Radio oder als Comic oder Buch: Science Fiction erlebt in den letzten Jahren eine Wiederbelebung, geradezu einen Boom. Steckt dahinter Eskapismus angesichts der Schieflagen in unserer Gegenwart oder handelt es sich um den Hunger nach Möglichkeiten, die Welt anders zu denken? Für Dietmar Dath ist Science Fiction Teil seiner Biografie und weit mehr als Sternenzerstörer und Perry-Rhodan-Hefte. Sie ist auch Form und Methode, eine Art der Wissensproduktion. Die Geschichte des Genres erzählt er als eine Eroberungsgeschichte, die einen Bogen schlägt von Mary Shelley, Jules Verne und H. G. Wells hin zu gegenwärtigem Schaffen auch außerhalb Europas und Nordamerikas, wie etwa das von Benjanun Sriduangkaew. Dafür liest er Klassiker genauso wie weniger bekannte Texte, erschließt unbekannte Räume und neue Thesen und überrascht mit Anekdoten und Analysen gleichermaßen. Die Zukunft denken zu lernen, setzt voraus, die Geschichte der Zukunftsvisionen zu verstehen. "Es gibt unter Menschen immer und überall Dinge, nach denen im Normalfall nicht gefragt wird, weil das alle wissen oder zu wissen glauben, aber auf Nachfrage gar nicht sonderlich genau erklären können – in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland der Gegenwart, in der ich schreibe, wären das zum Beispiel ein ›Handy‹ (›everyday new technology‹) oder ein ›Verfassungsfeind‹ (›deeply embedded social ideology‹)." - Dietmar Dath

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