Time Travelers Never Die

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Author: Jack McDevitt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101151259

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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When physicist Michael Shelborne mysteriously vanishes, his son Shel discovers that he had constructed a time travel device. Following his father's trail through history-from the enlightenment of Renaissance Italy through the American Wild West to the civil-right upheavals of the 20th century-Shel makes a devastating discovery that sends him feeling back through the ages, and changes his life forever.

The Best Time Travel Stories of All Time

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Author: Barry N. Malzberg

Publisher: Ibooks

ISBN: 9780743486606

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Features fourteen classic time travel stories including Nancy Kress's "The Battle of Long Island," Poul Anderson's "A Little Something for Us Tempunauts," and Robert Silverberg's "Hawksbill Station," as well as works by Damon Knight, Philip K. Dick, Jack Dann, and other notables. Reprint.

Off the Main Sequence

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Author: Tom Easton

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 080951205X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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Tom Easton has served as the monthly book review columnist for Analog Science Fiction for almost three decades, having contributed during that span many hundreds of columns and over a million words of penetrating criticism on the best literature that science fiction has to offer. His reviews have been celebrated for their wit, humor, readability, knowledge, and incisiveness. His love of literature, particularly fantastic literature, is everywhere evident in his essays. Easton has ever been willing to cover small presses, obscure authors, and unusual publications, being the only major critic in the field to do so on a regular basis. He seems to delight in finding the rare gem among the backwaters of the publishing field. "A reviewer's job," he says, "is not to judge books for the ages, but to tell readers enough about a book to give them some idea of whether they would enjoy it." And this he does admirably, whether he's discussing the works of the great writers in the field, or touching upon the least amongst them. This companion volume to "Periodic Stars" (Borgo/Wildside) collects another 250 of Easton's best reviews from the last fifteen years of "The Reference Library." No one does it better, and no other guide provides such lengthy or discerning commentary on the best SF works of recent times. Complete with Introduction and detailed Index.

As Time Goes By

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Author: Hank Davis

Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises

ISBN: 1625793537

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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_Loves not times fool,Ó Shakespeare wrote, though he might have added that men and women can be both love and times fools. For time and love are universally experienced, yet mysterious and only dimly understood. Heres a collection of stories with both transcendental mysteries in high gear, as lovers, happy and otherwise, are caught in bizarre twists of time. On hand to twist time into pretzel shapes, if not into Moebius strips, are best-selling and award-winning authors such as Poul Anderson, John Wyndham, Christopher Priest, Richard McKenna, Michael Swanwick, Charlie Jane Anders, Tony Daniel, Sarah A. Hoyt, and more, as cupid hops aboard a time machine and the course of true love not only may not run smooth, but may run backwards and even sideways. Includes stories by Richard McKenna (Nebula Award winning story), author of the award-winning novel The Sand Pebbles; John Wyndham, author of the mega-bestseller The Day of the Triffids; multiple-award winning author Poul Anderson, multiple award-winner Christopher Priest, author of The Prestige (BSFA Award winning novel); Charlie Jane Anders (Hugo Award winning story which is currently being developed for TV); Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Award winning author Michael Swanwick; Hugo Award finalist and Asimovs Readers Choice Award winner Tony Daniel; Prometheus Award winner Sarah A. Hoyt; and more.

An Informal History of the Hugos

A Personal Look Back at the Hugo Awards, 1953-2000

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Author: Jo Walton

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466865733

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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Engaged, passionate, and consistently entertaining, An Informal History of the Hugos is a book about the renowned science fiction award for the many who enjoyed Jo Walton's previous collection of writing from Tor.com, the Locus Award-winning What Makes This Book So Great. The Hugo Awards, named after pioneer science-fiction publisher Hugo Gernsback, and voted on by members of the World Science Fiction Society, have been presented since 1953. They are widely considered the most prestigious awards in science fiction. Between 2010 and 2013, Jo Walton wrote a series of posts for Tor.com, surveying the Hugo finalists and winners from the award's inception up to the year 2000. Her contention was that each year's full set of finalists generally tells a meaningful story about the state of science fiction at that time. Walton's cheerfully opinionated and vastly well-informed posts provoked valuable conversation among the field's historians. Now these posts, lightly revised, have been gathered into this book, along with a small selection of the comments posted by SF luminaries such as Rich Horton, Gardner Dozois, and David G. Hartwell. "A remarkable guided tour through the field—a kind of nonfiction companion to Among Others. It's very good. It's great."—New York Times bestselling author Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing on What Makes This Book So Great At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Odyssey

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Author: Jack McDevitt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101208627

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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To boost waning interest in interstellar travel, a mission is sent into deep space to learn the truth about "moonriders," the strange lights supposedly being seen in nearby systems. But Academy pilot Valentina Kouros and the team of the starship Salvator will soon discover that their odyssey is no mere public-relations ploy, for the moonriders are not a harmless phenomenon. They are very, very dangerous-in a way that no one could possibly have imagined.

Skynoise

A Time Travel Novel

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Author: Ernie Lindsey

Publisher: JCL Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 329

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Forbidden planets

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Author: Marvin Kaye

Publisher: Book-Of-The-Month Club

ISBN: 9781582882116

Category: Human-alien encounters

Page: 322

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Six novellas on the common theme of travel to planets that have been declared, for various reasons, off limits to terrans.