The Fall of Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos Series, Book 2) by Dan Simmons

By Dan Simmons

Within the lovely continuation of the epic event started in Hyperion, Simmons returns us to a much destiny resplendent with drama and invention. On
the international of Hyperion, the mysterious Time Tombs are commencing. And the secrets and techniques they include suggest that nothing--nothing anyplace within the universe--will ever be the same.

From the Paperback edition.

Originally released in 1990.

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Brokedown Palace by Steven Brust

By Steven Brust

Brokedown Palace is a stand-alone fable on the planet of Steven Brust's bestselling Vlad Taltos novels.

Once upon a time…far to the East of the Dragaeran Empire, 4 brothers governed in Fenario:

King Laszlo, an exceptional man—though possibly a bit mad; Prince Andor, a smart man—though might be a bit shallow; Prince Vilmos, a robust man—though possibly a bit silly; and Prince Miklos, the youngest brother, maybe a little—no, a lot-stubborn.

Once upon a time there have been 4 brothers—and a goddess, a wizard, an enigmatic conversing stallion, a really hungry dragon—and a crumbling, broken-down palace with hungry jhereg circling overhead. And then…

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Like a Mighty Army (Safehold, Book 7) by David Weber

By David Weber

For hundreds of years, the realm of Safehold, final redoubt of the human race, lay lower than the unchallenged rule of the Church of God watching for. The Church approved not anything new—no new innovations, no new understandings of the world.

What nobody knew was once that the Church used to be an problematic fraud—a high-tech procedure tested by way of a insurgent faction of Safehold's founders, intended to maintain humanity hidden from the robust alien race that had destroyed outdated Earth.

Then woke up Merlyn Athrawes, cybvernetic avatar of a warrior one thousand years useless, felled within the struggle within which Earth was once misplaced. Monk, warrior, counselor to princes and kings, Merlyn has one goal: to restart the heritage of the too-long-hidden human race.

And now the struggle is punctiliously underway. The island empire of Charis has declared its independence from the Church, and with Merlyn's aid has vaulted ahead right into a new age of steam-powered potency. warding off the wounded Church, Charis has drawn progressively more of the nations of Safehold to the reason for independence and self-determination. yet at a heavy price in bloodshed and loss—a rate felt via no one extra keenly that Merlyn Athrawes.

The wounded Church is regrouping. Its armies and assets are massive. The struggle for humanity's destiny isn't over, and won't be over soon...

David Weber's Like a strong Army is the hotly expected 7th quantity within the manhattan occasions bestselling Safehold sequence.

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The Flying Sorcerers by Larry Niven, David Gerrold

By Larry Niven, David Gerrold

This humorous and insightful technological know-how fiction vintage introduces Shoogar, the best wizard ever identified in his village. His spells can strike terror within the hearts of even his strongest enemies. however the enemy he faces now could be like none he has ever visible ahead of. The stranger has come from nowhere and is unaware of even the main simple rules of magic. however the stranger has an extremely strong magic of his personal. there's no room in Shoogar’s global for an interloper whose powers fit his personal, not to mention one whose powers may exceed his. So earlier than the blue solar can go the face of the pink solar once again, Shoogar will convey this stranger simply who's boss.

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Giant's Star by James P. Hogan

By James P. Hogan

Within the twenty first century, scientists Victor Hunt and Chris Danchekker, doing study on Ganymede, allure a small band of pleasant extraterrestrial beings misplaced in time, who start to exhibit whatever of the starting place of mankind. ultimately, guy suggestion he comprehended his position within the Universe . . . till he realized of the Watchers within the stars!

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All the Paths of Shadow by Frank Tuttle

By Frank Tuttle

Stroll warily, stroll speedily, stroll away. The king’s orders have been transparent adequate. “Move the tower’s shadow,” he bellowed. “I refuse to convey my graduation speech from the dark.” because the newly appointed mage to the Crown of Tirlin, Meralda Ovis has no selection yet to adopt King Yvin’s ill-conceived activity. Tirlin’s first woman mage, and the youngest individual to ever don the gowns of place of work, Meralda is set to end up as soon as and for all that she merits the name. The Tower, even though, holds old secrets and techniques all its personal. secrets and techniques that may quickly spell destruction for all of Tirlin—unless Meralda can resolve a tremendous curse laid via a mythical villain seven centuries prior to she was once born. An old curse. A haunted tower. A clamorous amassing of nobles, mages, and kings from the 5 nation-states come jointly in Tirlin for the fifth-year Accords. Meralda unearths herself dealing with some distance darker foes than any mere shadow of the tower.

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The Lives of Tao (Tao, Book 1) by Wesley Chu

By Wesley Chu

While out-of-shape IT technician Roen awakened and commenced listening to voices in his head, he evidently assumed he used to be wasting it.

He wasn't.

He now has a passenger in his mind - an historic alien life-form known as Tao, whose race crash-landed in the world earlier than the 1st fish crawled out of the oceans. Now break up into opposing factions - the peace-loving, yet under-represented Prophus, and the savage, strong Genjix - the extraterrestrial beings were in a kingdom of civil struggle for hundreds of years. either side are looking for a manner off-planet, and the Genjix will sacrifice the complete human race, if that's what it takes.

Meanwhile, Roen is having to coach to be the last word undercover agent. Like that's going to finish up well...

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The Fresco by Sheri S. Tepper

By Sheri S. Tepper

The unusual occasions which have been occuring around the usa -- unexplained "oddities" tracked by way of Air protection, mysterious disappearances, surprising deaths -- appear to have no pertaining to Benita Alvarez-Shipton's lifestyles. that's, until eventually the soft-spoken thirty-six-year-old bookshop supervisor is approached by means of a couple of extraterrestrial beings asking her to transmit their message of peace to the powers in Washington. An abused Albuquerque spouse with low vanity, Benita has been selected to behave because the sole liaison among the human race and the Pistach, who've provided their human hosts a amazing chance for wisdom and enrichment.
But eventually Benita might be referred to as upon to do even more than convey messages -- and will, in truth, be liable for saving the Earth. as the Pistach usually are not the single space-faring species at the moment making their presence identified on her unsuspecting planet. And the others usually are not so benevolent.

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