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!
- Author:Chaussé, PascalSummary:
- Author:Beukes, LaurenSummary:
Zinzi has a talent for finding lost things. Being hired by famously reclusive music producer Odi Huron to find a teenybop pop star should be her ticket out of Zoo City, the festering slum of the criminal underclass. Set in a wildly re-imagined Johannesburg, it mixes refugees, crime, the music industry, African magic and the nature of sin.
- Author:McCrumb, SharynSummary:
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.
- Author:Lee, FondaSummary:
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
- Author:Asimov, IsaacSummary:
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.
- Author:Peacock, KathleenSummary:
Cat hasn't been to Montgomery Falls, the town her family founded, since she was twelve years old. Since the summer she discovered she could do things that no normal twelve-year-old could do. Since she had her first kiss with Riley Fraser. Since she destroyed their friendship. Now, five years later, she's back and Riley has disappeared.
- Author:Rambo, Cat.Summary:
Just when they thought they were out ... TwiceFar station is at the edge of the Known Universe, and that's just how Niko Larsen, a former admiral in the grand army of the Holy Hive Mind, likes it.Retired and finally free of the continual war of conquest, Niko and the remnants of her former unit are content to spend the rest of their days working at the restaurant they built together, the Last Chance. But some wars can't ever be escaped, and unlike the Holy Hive Mind, some enemies aren't content to let old soldiers go. Niko and her crew are forced onto a sentient ship that is convinced it is being stolen, and must survive the machinations of a sadistic pirate king if they even hope to keep the dream of the Last Chance alive.
- Author:Cotugno, KatieSummary:
Two teens from different worlds fall for each other after a voter registration call turns into a long-distance romance.
- Author:Anderle, Michael, Grey, NatalieSummary:
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.
- Author:Saeed, Aisha, Albertalli, BeckySummary:
When it comes to speaking to strangers, Jamie's a choke artist. There's no way he'd ever knock on doors to ask people for their votes, until he meets Maya. Maya Rehman's having the worst Ramadan ever. Why her mother thinks the solution to her problems is political canvassing, with some awkward dude she hardly knows, is beyond her. Going door to door isn't exactly glamorous, but the polls are getting closer, and so are Maya and Jamie. Mastering local activism is one thing. Navigating the cross-cultural crush of the century is another thing entirely.
- Author:Card, Orson ScottSummary:
In Lusitania, Ender found a world where humans and pequininos and the Hive Queen could all live together; where three very different intelligent species could find common ground at last. But Lusitania also harbors the descolada, a virus that kills all humans it infects, but which the pequininos require in order to become adults. The Startways Congress so fears the effects of the descolada, should it escape from Lusitania, that they have ordered the destruction of the entire planet, and all who live there. The Fleet is on its way and a second xenocide seems inevitable. Until the fleet vanishes. The task of discovering how the ships disappeared falls to Gloriously Bright, the most brilliant analytical mind in a world of people bred for superintelligence. There is little doubt that she can solve the puzzle; but will she choose life or death for the three races who live on Lusitania? Xenocide is the third novel in Orson Scott Card's The Ender Saga.
- Author:Golden, ChristopherSummary:
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!
- Author:Golden, ChristopherSummary:
They live as outcasts, hated and feared by the very humanity they protect. They are mutants, born with strange and wonderful powers that set them apart from the rest of the human race. Under the tutelage of Professor Charles Xavier, they are more than mutants. They are the X-Men. Magneto, the X-Men's oldest, deadliest foe, has taken over a top-secret government installation that houses the Sentinels, powerful mutant-hunting robots. The X-Men must fight to keep this deadly technology out of Magneto's hands. But the Acolytes, Magneto's fanatical mutant followers, stand between the X-Men and victory-a victory that's quickly slipping away-for a more ruthless enemy, the U.S. government, holds the X-Men responsible for the installation's takeover! This electrifying new novel by acclaimed author Christopher Golden is the ultimate adventure that no X-fan should be without!
- Author:Duane, DianeSummary:
Professor X, the X-Men's founder and mentor, and Shi'ar Empress Lilandra have been forced to love each other from afar-he has to remain on Earth to lead the X-Men, and she must stay with the Shi'ar to run the empire. Now, Lilandra must turn to the X-Men for help against a threat to her domain-and possibly the Earth as well. Shi'ar scientists have learned of a creature that devours galaxies and is heading toward Shi'ar space. Beset by a panicking people and by several assassination attempts, Lilandra calls upon the X-Men for their assistance, for the galaxy-eater will target Earth next-but the price for stopping the galaxy-eater may be higher than the X-Men expect. They must use a device that increases their powers a thousandfold to drive the creature back, a process that could destroy them-or make them insane with power!
- Author:Irvine, AlexanderSummary:
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.
- Author:Penman, G. D.Summary:
Maulkin and his Eternal buddies are on a roll. They're getting stronger, have two of the shards that will help prevent the return of an evil god, and even have a good idea where to find the rest. Maybe Maulkin has taken a month off to hang out with his new elven girlfriend and learn how to swing his giant sword around, but hasn't he earned a holiday? His reluctance to get out there and smack monsters definitely has nothing to do with the evil looking Voidgod powers that he's scared of telling the others about.... Or with Araphel's imminent return.... Or with having to fight a primordial dragon from the dawn of time... Everything is fine. Shut up.
- Author:Hubbard, L. Ron.Summary:
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'
- Author:Knight, DamonSummary:
A creative commons science fiction novel.
- Author:Hamilton, EdmondSummary:
Grim death was the only romance to be found on this world that boasts a thousand moons...
- Author:Simak, Clifford D.Summary:
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?