Doté d’un corps asymétrique, Robin, le Zog, rêve de traverser l’énigmatique « rivière à damiers » qui déchire en deux hémisphères sa petite planète. Son ambition? Rien de moins que d’établir le « contact » avec les Zots, l’autre peuple dont on ne connaît pas grand-chose et dont on en dit encore moins de bien. La rivière est pourtant infranchissable : tel un échiquier où les cases noires contiennent des remous meurtriers et les cases blanches une eau parfaitement calme, elle est à la fois monstre de légende et frontière naturelle. Mais quelle idée saugrenue que de tenter de traverser? Son voyage ne sera pas de tout repos, et il sera témoin de l’ultime abomination qui lui coûtera bien plus que ses illusions. À des années lumières de là, Hubert, un GNOM (pour Génétiquement NON Modifié) et ses trois amis humains « normaux », sont à ce point blasés par leur travail dans un coin perdu de la galaxie qu’ils s’organisent une petite virée sur Terre aux « frais de la reine ». Certes, les technologies ont évolué dans les 2000 dernières années… mais pas l’humanité avec ses défauts crasses et ses éléments parasitaires qui embourbent un système socio-économique tout aussi corrompu, et encore plus chaotique. Aussi impossible que soit ce parcours, il mènera pourtant Hubert aussi près qu’il n’a jamais été de réaliser lui aussi son rêve : découvrir une nouvelle souche de vie dans l’univers… à moins qu’il ne finisse parqué dans une « réserve naturelle » pour humains non génétiquement modifiés!
- Auteur:Chaussé, PascalSommaire:
- Auteur:McCrumb, SharynSommaire:
When murder strikes at the reunion of a Science Fiction fan club, it falls to writer Jay Omega to turn sleuth--and separate science fiction from fact to catch the killer.
- Auteur:Lee, FondaSommaire:
A rising star in the weightless combat sport of zeroboxing, Carr “the Raptor” Luka dreams of winning the championship title. Recognizing his talent, the Zero Gravity Fighting Association assigns Risha, an ambitious and beautiful Martian colonist, to be his brandhelm––a personal marketing strategist. It isn’t long before she’s made Carr into a popular celebrity and stolen his heart along the way. As his fame grows, Carr becomes an inspirational hero on Earth, a once-great planet that’s fallen into the shadow of its more prosperous colonies. But when Carr discovers a far-reaching criminal scheme, he becomes the keeper of a devastating secret. Not only will his choices put everything he cares about in jeopardy, but they may also spill the violence from the sports arena into the solar system. Praise: 2016 Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers “A superior sci-fi outing.” —Kirkus Reviews “Lee’s debut novel is an intense, smart, and action-packed read.” —VOYA "This gripping sci-fi novel will have teens screaming for a sequel." —School Library Journal "This is a strong debut from Lee, combining brutal, visceral athletic scenes with science fiction action, all woven around a complex moral dilemma." —Publishers Weekly "A thought-provoking read." —Booklist "This book will keep students on the edge of their seat." —School Library Connection
- Auteur:Asimov, IsaacSommaire:
Two young boys find some very unusual new pets in this short story from a Grand Master of Science Fiction. Tagging along while his astronomer father visits an industrialist at his vast estate, young Slim is lucky enough to make fast friends with the industrialist's son, Red, who has recently caught some very strange animals on the property. The animals seem intelligent enough, and Red recruits Slim to help him train the odd creatures to do circus tricks. But the boys are about to discover their playthings aren't exactly animals-and they've allowed themselves to be caught for a reason...'outh is a riveting tale from the author of countless classics, including I, Robot and the Foundation Trilogy, which won the Hugo Award for Best All-Time Series. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
- Auteur:Anderle, Michael, Grey, NatalieSommaire:
Enter the world of Metamorphosis Online, a fully immersive video game where players compete for spots in the Global Top 10-ranks that actually pay you to play the game. Gracie doesn't play the game to make money...at first. Broke, single, and working a crappy job as a blackjack dealer, Gracie's just blowing off steam and having fun. Can playing a new type of immersive game help her overcome real-life issues, or will it cause more problems? Before she knows it, Gracie has intervened in a generations-long war between the kobolds and the fae and started a ragtag guild, and her weird math abilities make themselves known in a way that most could not have imagined. Can she deal with being pitted against the game developers? For the first time Gracie can remember, she has something worth fighting for.
- Auteur:Golden, ChristopherSommaire:
Wolverine. Sabretooth. Silver Fox. Wraith. Maverick. Together, they were Team X, the best covert-ops team NATO had to offer. But a mission to retrieve a disk from a pair of Soviet agents proved to be more trouble than they bargained for. A Soviet operative codenamed the Black Widow, a mutant Interpol Officer named Sean Cassidy, and shape-changing freelance spy Mystique were also all after the disk. Years later, Wolverine is a valued member of the uncanny X-Men. The Black Widow defected and became a respected American super hero. Cassidy is Banshee, mentor to the next generation of young mutants. Mystique and Sabretooth are reluctant members of X-Factor, the government strike force. Wraith is still a covert-ops agent. Silver Fox is dead, and Maverick is dying of the Legacy Virus. Each of them is kidnapped, one by one-starting with Sabretooth, by far the deadliest member of the former Team X. Wolverine must find out the terrible secret from that old mission-a secret that has remained hidden for years and could spell death for all of them!
- Auteur:Irvine, AlexanderSommaire:
In a dark and dangerous future, the mutant-hunting machines known as the Sentinels rule America with an iron fist. Almost all mutants and superhumans have been exterminated. Only a handful of imprisoned mutants remain to fight against their oppressive robotic overseers! Now Kate Pryde, former X-Man, must travel back in time and warn her present-day teammates of the coming danger-and hopefully prevent this horrible future from ever taking place! This GraphicAudio® Production is adapted from the graphic novel by Chris Claremont.
- Auteur:Hubbard, L. Ron.Sommaire:
24 Award-Winning Authors and Illustrators Accompanied by Orson Scott Card, Brandon Sanderson, Jody Lynn Nye, Jerry Pournelle, Ciruelo and Echo Chernik and Edited by David Farland Your search for something new and different in sci-fi and fantasy ends here. Presenting this year's collection of fresh voices, fabulous worlds, and fantastic new characters. Each year, the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests' blue-ribbon judges search the world to discover and introduce to you the very best new talent in sci-fi and fantasy. Created by L. Ron Hubbard, whose commitment to help new writers and artists gave rise to the annual Writers of the Future anthologies-a launching pad for writers and artists who are sure to command our attention for decades to come. "Writers of the Future, as a contest and as a book, remains the flagship of short fiction." -Orson Scott Card "The best new stories by new writers, anywhere." -Larry Niven "These are the people who are going to be creating trends." -Brandon Sanderson "Science fiction as a genre has always looked to the future and the Writers of the Future looks to the future of science fiction." -Kevin J. Anderson "See the best of the best culled for you, curated and selected in a single volume every year." -Robert J. Sawyer Wondrous and powerful tales from some of the world's best new writers Turnabout-Djinn are famous for twisting your words so they don't really grant your wish, but two can play that game. A Smokeless and Scorching Fire-Deacon is a government official, and he's afraid he'll stay that way if he can't break his conditioning. The Howler on the Sales Floor-It's easy making sales when you can send images of despair into the hearts of your clients. The Minarets of An-Zabat-Alder seeks the secrets of the Windcallers' magic, but his curiosity may destroy the people he loves. The Death Flyer-Jim Bellamy tries to save the life of a girl who died in the wreckage of a train ten years ago. Odd and Ugly-A tree giant takes in a housekeeper, but she has more secrets than either of them can handle. Mara's Shadow-An ancient myth might provide the key to curing a disease that threatens all of humanity. The Lesson-A lesson on philosophy in action turns into a deadly encounter. What Lies Beneath-A powerful sorcerer has so disgraced himself, he is afraid of what his family will think should he ever die and meet them on the other side. The Face in the Box-Cara discovers a floating farm parked over her land, blocking the sunlight, and must confront the driver. Flee, My Pretty One-In a world controlled by dragons and their henchmen, rock singer Josephine really only wants "death to all collaborators." Illusion-Even a court wizard will struggle to fight off armies if his weapons pack no actual punch. A Bitter Thing-You can put an end to something wondrous, but only at a cost. Miss Smokey-Lily's ability to shift shapes into a bear offers some strange challenges. All Light and Darkness-On a far world, a nameless man meets a woman of ancient genetic stock, and when trouble follows in his wake, he must choose: her life or his humanity'
- Auteur:Knight, DamonSommaire:
A creative commons science fiction novel.
- Auteur:Hamilton, EdmondSommaire:
Grim death was the only romance to be found on this world that boasts a thousand moons...
- Auteur:Simak, Clifford D.Sommaire:
When he sets out on a mission to interact with the humanoid inhabitants of a distant planet in order to put them to work as laborers, Duncan has no idea of the challenges that lie ahead. In addition to the complex task of dealing with his less-than-cooperative charges, the intrepid hero must face down a menacing beast known as the Cytha. Will he make it out alive?
- Auteur:DeStefano, LaurenSommaire:
After modern science turns every human into a genetic time bomb with men dying at age twenty-five and women dying at age twenty, girls are kidnapped and married off in order to repopulate the world.
- Auteur:Kipling, RudyardSommaire:
Rudyard Kipling's thrilling science fiction novella follows the exploits of an intercontinental mail dirigible battling foul weather. Meanwhile, a planet-wide Aerial Board of Control enforces a rigid system of command and control in the skies and in world affairs, too. In Kipling's 1912 follow-up story, 'As Easy As A.B.C.,' set 65 years after With the Night Mail, the Aerial Board has complete control over the social and economic affairs of every nation. When a mob of disgruntled 'Serviles' in the District of Northern Illinois demands the return of democracy, the A.B.C. sends a team of troubleshooters and a fleet of 200 zeppelins to 'take such steps as might be necessary for the resumption of traffic and all that that implies.'
- Auteur:Anderle, MichaelSommaire:
Stephanie Morgana has graduated to Protector of ALL Federation people. But can she get them to all respect her? She has to go to Dreth and find out. To pass a test, there is one more type of MU that she has to understand, without killing herself in the process. The enemy sympathizers are working to attack Morgana on multiple fronts, not realizing that the team around Stephanie is powerful in their own ways. The problem is that Earth needs more magic users. Are there those with the right genes on Earth? If there are, do they have what it takes to step into their roles? Will Stephanie mature into the leader the Federation-with all of its power-needs her to be?
- Auteur:Anderle, MichaelSommaire:
The Federation Navy wants her, but she has to decide if she wants the Federation Navy. Stephanie Morgana comes from a long line of Morganas, much longer than she ever realized. The Artificial Intelligence that runs the Virtual World has decided that it needs to break a few rules in order to follow its prime directives. Can it help Stephanie acquire her skills quickly enough to help defend against an evil already heading toward the Federation? Will Stephanie overcome her injuries from the battle for the Ambassador, or will she succumb to the pain it brought about? Will BURT be able to help the Federation while remaining undiscovered?
- Auteur:Anderle, MichaelSommaire:
The future has amazing technology. Our alien allies have magic. Together, we are building a training system to teach the best of humanity to go to the stars. But the training is monumentally expensive. Stephanie Morgana is a genius, she just doesn't know it. The artificial intelligence that runs the virtual world is charged with testing Stephanie, a task it has never performed before. Will Stephanie pass the test and be moved to the advanced preparatory schools, or will the system miss her? Will the AI be able to judge a human's potential in an area where it has no existing test data to compare?
- Auteur:Stross, CharlesSommaire:
In this collection of short stories, novelist Stross moves the U.S.-U.S.S.R. conflict onto a massive disk in another galaxy in "Missile Gap," offers a spam-filter solution to the Fermi paradox in "MAXOS," suggests clever bargains with the devil in a newly frozen Scotland in "Snowball's Chance," and sets the stage for appearances by Carl Sagan and Stephen Jay Gould in "The Colder War."
- Auteur:Riddle, A. G.Sommaire:
The Martian meets Interstellar in the new sci-fi thriller from A.G. Riddle, the worldwide bestselling author with over FOUR MILLION COPIES SOLD and translations in two dozen languages. * * * A new ice age on Earth. A mysterious object in space. And a desperate mission to save humanity from extinction. * * * Each month, Earth grows colder. Snow falls in summer. Glaciers trample cities across North America, Europe, and Asia. Chaos erupts. Around the world, people abandon their homes, fleeing the cold, flocking to regions where they can survive the new ice age. Nations prepare to go to war for the world's last habitable zones. NASA and other scientific organizations search for answers. Why is the world cooling when they expected it to grow warmer' They send probes into the solar system to collect readings. Out there, in the dark expanse of space, they find something no one expected: a mysterious object, drifting toward the sun. Could it be responsible for the new ice age' And if so, can we stop it' Or is the artifact merely an observer' Or neither' Could it be a relic from a long-extinct civilization' One thing is certain: investigating the object is humanity's best hope of survival. As the ice age claims more lives and the world slides into anarchy, an international consortium launches a mission into space to study the object and make contact. But the first contact mission doesn't go as planned. What the crew discovers out there is beyond anyone's imagination. Two members of the first contact mission may hold the keys to humanity's salvation. Dr. Emma Matthews is the commander aboard the International Space Station. For months, she has watched the world below freeze and civilization unravel. The headlines tell only half of the story. The messages from her sister tell the rest, of a world witnessing mass migrations, fighting for survival, struggling to provide a future for their children. When a catastrophe strikes the ISS, Emma faces her own fight for survival. Dr. James Sinclair is one of the greatest scientists alive. A mind before his time. Years ago, he invented something with the potential to change the world--an invention that would upset the balance of power in the world forever. Fearing that change, his enemies sent him to prison for a crime he didn't commit. But with humanity's future at stake, NASA asks him to join the first contact mission. His expertise is vital to the mission's success--and to saving Emma. With the clock ticking down to humanity's final days on Earth, James makes a decision that will change his life forever and may determine the fate of the entire human race. * * * Praise for A.G. Riddle ".reads like a superior collaboration between Dan Brown and Michael Crichton." -- The Guardian on Pandemic "I finished the book fast because I just couldn't wait." -- WIRED GeekDad on Departure "Riddle. keep(s) the focus on his characters. rather than the technological marvels" -- Publisher's Weekly on Departure "Well-constructed and tightly-wound as a fine Swiss watch-DEPARTURE has non-stop action, an engaging plot and, of course, wheels within wheels." -- Diana Gabaldon, bestselling author of Outlander
- Auteur:King, StephenSommaire:
Sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape shifter, a "skin man," Roland Deschain takes charge of Bill Streeter, a brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast's most recent slaughter. Roland, himself only a teenager, calms the boy by reciting a story from the Magic Tales of the Eld that his mother used to read to him at bedtime, "The Wind through the Keyhole."
- Auteur:Peterson, CrisSommaire:
A view of life in the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, and its efforts to save the American mustang.