Redshirts

Author: John Scalzi
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429963603
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Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. It's a prestige posting, and Andrew is thrilled all the more to be assigned to the ship's Xenobiology laboratory. Life couldn't be better...until Andrew begins to pick up on the fact that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces, (2) the ship's captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations, and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed. Not surprisingly, a great deal of energy below decks is expendedon avoiding, at all costs, being assigned to an Away Mission. Then Andrew stumbles on information that completely transforms his and his colleagues' understanding of what the starship Intrepid really is...and offers them a crazy, high-risk chance to save their own lives. Redshirts is the winner of the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel. Old Man's War Series #1 Old Man’s War #2 The Ghost Brigades #3 The Last Colony #4 Zoe’s Tale #5 The Human Division #6 The End of All Things Short fiction: “After the Coup” Other Tor Books The Android’s Dream Agent to the Stars Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded Fuzzy Nation Redshirts Lock In The Collapsing Empire (forthcoming) At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Lock In A Novel By John Scalzi Trivia On Books

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Trivia-on-Book: Lock In: A Novel by John Scalzi Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! In the near future of the human race, there is a new virus that takes the world by storm. Majority of the victims show mere symptoms of fever and headaches. Some suffer from acute meningitis which turns into a serious medical crisis. But 1% of the total number of affected individuals is in a 'locked-in' situation, The Haden's Syndrome – they are aware and awake, but they cannot move or respond to physical stimulus. So technology comes to the rescue and formulates a way of communication among the 'locked-in' patients. One such technology helps victims communicate with the world in a virtual reality. Another breakthrough comes with the discovery of rare humans who can let others into their brains and be controlled by those 'riding' their minds. With the advent of this discovery, greed for power, murderous plots, political strategies and other sinister plans begin to hatch and safety of the human race is compromised till Chris Shane, a victim of this Haden's Syndrome and an FBI agent comes to the rescue. You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to Lock In by John Scalzi that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!

Miniatures

Author: John Scalzi
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ISBN: 9781596068124
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Science Fiction Beyond Borders

Author: Shawn Edrei
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443857599
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Since the turn of the previous century, science fiction and its native tropes have been used by authors, artists, filmmakers and critics in order to challenge boundaries – whether these be conceptual, literary or metaphorical. Uniquely inherent to the genre is its ability to explore, as a form of thought experiment, different ways of crossing and subverting borders previously thought to be inviolable; these transgressions and their effects on popular culture have in turn led to an increased presence of science fiction studies in academia. This volume features papers presented at the 2014 and 2015 Science Fiction Symposia, held at Tel-Aviv University. These essays, submitted by an eclectic mix of scholars from different disciplines, institutes and walks of life, demonstrate the diversity and adaptability of science fiction as a tool for asking – and answering – impossible questions.

The Mammoth Book Of Best New Sf 27

Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472118774
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For decades now Gardner Dozois has been presenting his annual selection of the very best of recently published SF stories, both by undisputed masters of the genre and by outstanding up-and-coming writers. It has been voted Year’s Best Anthology by the readers of Locus magazine an unparalleled eighteen times and remains the definitive anthology for both diehard sci-fi fans and newcomers to the genre. Without fail, Dozois pinpoints the previous year’s most exciting and ambitious science fiction, showcasing truly exceptional contemporary writing. This year’s collection is better than ever, comprising 33 fantastic stories by writers of the calibre of Robert Reed, Aliette de Bodard, Alastair Reynolds, Carrie Vaughn, Ian R. MacLeod and Jay Lake. The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 27 includes, as ever, Dozois’s extensive recommended reading guide and his illuminating and incisive summation of the year in science fiction. Praise for previous editions: 'This annual compilation of the previous year's best short stories and novellas, together with a comprehensive summation of the state of the genre and an extensive "honourable mentions" list, has become an institution over the past three decades.' Guardian 'Quantity as well as quality . . . every piece is a treasure.' The Times 'For more than a quarter century, Gardner Dozois's Mammoth Book of Best New SF has defined the field. It is the most important anthology, not only annually, but overall.' Charles N. Brown, publisher of Locus 'New authors rub shoulders with old hands, and strong work from relative novices Hannu Rajaniemi and Lavie Tidhar suggest that SF's future is as bright as ever.' Financial Times ‘The most respected editor in the field.’ George R. R. Martin

High Castle

Author: John Scalzi
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 9780765358684
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The Sagan Diary

Author: John Scalzi
Publisher: Subterranean
ISBN: 9781596061033
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In this novelette, the worlds of John Scalzis Hugo-nominated "Old Mans War" and its sequel "The Ghost Brigades" are explored from the point of view of Lieutenant Jane Sagan, who in a series of diary entries gives her views on some of the events included in the series, and sheds new light into some previously unexplored corners.

The Year S Best Science Fiction Thirty First Annual Collection

Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466865296
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In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world in the year's best short stories. This venerable collection brings together award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Damien Broderick, Elizabeth Bear, Paul McAuley and John Barnes. And with an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre.

Redshirts Chapters 1 4

Author: John Scalzi
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1466815418
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THEY WERE EXPENDABLE . . . UNTIL THEY STARTED COMPARING NOTES A free preview of Redshirts, the astonishing new science-fiction yarn from John Scalzi. "Redshirts is (a) ruin-your-underwear funny, (b) a mind-bender sure to Philip K. Dick you over, and (c) absurdly rich in ideas and feeling. John Scalzi sets his imagination to STUN and scores a direct hit. Read on and prosper." - Joe Hill, New York Times-bestselling author of Heart-Shaped Box Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. It's a prestige posting, with the chance to serve on "Away Missions" alongside the starship's famous senior officers. Life couldn't be better . . . until Andrew begins to realize that (1) every Away Mission involves a lethal confrontation with alien forces, (2) the ship's senior officers always survive these confrontations, and (3) sadly, at least one low-ranking crew member is invariably killed. Unsurprisingly, the savvier crew members belowdecks avoid Away Missions at all costs. Then Andrew stumbles on information that transforms his and his colleagues' understanding of what the starship Intrepid really is . . . and offers them a crazy, high-risk chance to save their own lives. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The God Engines

Author: John Scalzi
Publisher: Subterranean
ISBN: 9781596062993
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Devoted to the Bishopry Militant and to his crew, ship captain Ean Tephe is given a secret mission to a hidden land.