Against the Fall of Night

Against the Fall of Night
Title Against the Fall of Night PDF eBook
Author Arthur C. Clarke
Publisher RosettaBooks
Total Pages 0
Release 2022-11-08
Genre Fiction
ISBN 9780795300042

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The renowned science fiction author's landmark novel of the last human born on a far future world--and his quest for the truth about existence. Living in the ten-billion-year-old city of Diaspar, Alvin is the last child born of humanity, and he is intensely curious about the outside world. But according to the oldest histories kept by the city fathers, there is no outside world--it was destroyed by the Invaders millions of years ago. One day, Alvin finds a rock with an inscription seemingly meant for him: "There is a better way. Give my greetings to the Keeper of the Records. Alaine of Lyndar." This cryptic message takes Alvin on a quest to discover humanity's true past--and its future. Originally published in the November 1948 issue of Startling Stories, Against the Fall of Night is a rich and intensely poetic vision of a distant future that's sure to delight fans of Clarke and science fiction as a genre. "[Clarke is] one of the truly prophetic figures of the space age." --The New Yorker

The City Among the Stars

The City Among the Stars
Title The City Among the Stars PDF eBook
Author Francis Carsac
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Total Pages 127
Release 2020-05-21
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1787584259

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First English translation of the celebrated Golden Age Science Fiction Classic. "This stunning classic stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Arthur C. Clarke, Asimov, and Heinlein." – New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear Tankar Holroy, Lieutenant in the Stellar Guard of earth’s Empire, floats in space after his spaceship is sabotaged. Rescued by an enormous, unknown ship, he awakes to discover himself saved by the People of the Stars who are born and live in space with minimal contact with planets and their occupants whom they call, with contempt, planetaries. The chilly welcome he receives from the ship’s leader, the Teknor, is followed by overt hostility from the other inhabitants of the Tilsin. Only a woman named Orena reaches out to him. Tankar soon realizes that he was rescued for his knowledge of tracers, the technology that allows Empire ships to track others through hyperspace, a technology the People of the Stars lack. Out of spite, he refuses to deliver the one piece of knowledge that can protect the people who saved but now spurn him - and the consequences will be catastrophic. FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launched in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.

The Sands of Mars

The Sands of Mars
Title The Sands of Mars PDF eBook
Author Arthur Clarke
Publisher Roc
Total Pages
Release 1974-01-01
ISBN 9780451123121

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A science fiction writer on his first trip to Mars causes one problem after another as he stumbles upon Mar's most carefully hidden secrets and threatens the future of an entire planet.


Title Stravaganza PDF eBook
Author Mary Hoffman
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages 466
Release 2005-04-01
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 1582349827

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When she purchases a tiny figurine of a winged horse, Georgia's life is greatly altered as this talisman has the power to take her back to different periods in time and away from the chaos in which she lives, such as the land of Remora where the excitement of the Stellata, the annual horse race, has brought the city to life. Reprint.

To the Stars and Other Stories

To the Stars and Other Stories
Title To the Stars and Other Stories PDF eBook
Publisher Columbia University Press
Total Pages 329
Release 2023-02-28
Genre Literary Collections
ISBN 0231553404

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A boy who feels persecuted by the banality of everyday life yearns to ascend to the cold and majestic plane of the stars. A seamstress finds liberation of a sort in “becoming” a dog and howling at the moon. A club of young girls masquerade as the grieving fiancées of strange men. This book brings together these and other remarkable short stories by the Russian Symbolist Fyodor Sologub that explore the lengths to which people will go to transcend the mundane. Renowned as one of late imperial Russia’s finest stylists, Sologub bridges the great nineteenth-century novel and the fin-de-siècle avant-garde. He stands out for his masterful command of both realist and fantastic storytelling; his play with language evinces a belief in its capacity to access other worlds and other levels of meaning. Many of Sologub’s stories are set among children whose alienation from the adult world has lent them imagination and curiosity, enabling them to create an alternative reality. At the same time, he bluntly examines the sordid realities of late imperial Russian society and frankly presents sometimes unconventional sexuality. The book also features a selection of Sologub’s “little fairy tales,” ambiguous parables couched in childlike language whose ingenuity anticipates the miniatures and “incidents” of Daniil Kharms. Susanne Fusso’s elegant translation offers these artful tales to an English-speaking audience.

The City in the Autumn Stars

The City in the Autumn Stars
Title The City in the Autumn Stars PDF eBook
Author Michael Moorcock
Publisher Hachette UK
Total Pages 310
Release 2014-12-22
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0575092475

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The City In The Autumn Stars: Being A Continuation Of The Story Of The Von Bek Family And Its Association With Lucifer, Prince Of Darkness, And The Cure For The World's Pain. Disillusioned by the excesses of the French Revolution, Manfred von Bek flees to the city of Mirenburg, where a Scottish balloonist, an elusive duchess, and a fallen angel become his companions on a journey to the mystical Mittelmarch - the land between lands- in search of the Holy Grail.

The Besieged City

The Besieged City
Title The Besieged City PDF eBook
Author Clarice Lispector
Publisher New Directions Publishing
Total Pages 208
Release 2019-04-30
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0811226727

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Seven decades after its original publication, Clarice Lispector’s third novel—the story of a girl and the city her gaze reveals—is in English at last Seven decades after its original publication, Clarice Lispector’s third novel—the story of a girl and the city her gaze reveals—is in English at last. Lucrécia Neves is ready to marry. Her suitors—soldierly Felipe, pensive Perseu, dependable Mateus—are attracted to her tawdry not-quite-beauty, which is of a piece with Sao Geraldo, the rough-and-ready township she inhabits. Civilization is on its way to this place, where wild horses still roam. As Lucrécia is tamed by marriage, Sao Geraldo gradually expels its horses; and as the town strives for the highest attainment it can conceive—a viaduct—it takes on the progressively more metropolitan manners that Lucrécia, with her vulgar ambitions, desires too. Yet it is precisely through this woman’s superficiality—her identification with the porcelain knickknacks in her mother’s parlor—that Clarice Lispector creates a profound and enigmatic meditation on “the mystery of the thing.” Written in Europe shortly after Clarice Lispector’s own marriage, The Besieged City is a proving ground for the intricate language and the radical ideas that characterize one of her century’s greatest writers—and an ironic ode to the magnetism of the material.