The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction

The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction

Here are 25 stories of science fiction that push the envelope, by the biggest names in an emerging new crop of high-tech futuristic SF - including Charles Stross, Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Peter Hamilton and Neal Asher.

Author: Mike Ashley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781849015356

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Here are 25 stories of science fiction that push the envelope, by the biggest names in an emerging new crop of high-tech futuristic SF - including Charles Stross, Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Peter Hamilton and Neal Asher. High-tech SF has made a significant comeback in the last decade, as bestselling authors successfully blend the super-science of 'hard science fiction' with real characters in an understandable scenario. It is perhaps a reflection of how technologically controlled our world is that readers increasingly look for science fiction that considers the fates of mankind as a result of increasing scientific domination. This anthology brings together the most extreme examples of the new high-tech, far-future science fiction, pushing the limits way beyond normal boundaries. The stories include: "A Perpetual War Fought Within a Cosmic String", "A Weapon That Could Destroy the Universe", "A Machine That Detects Alternate Worlds and Creates a Choice of Christs", "An Immortal Dead Man Sent To The End of the Universe", "Murder in Virtual Reality", "A Spaceship So Large That There is An Entire Planetary System Within It", and "An Analytical Engine At The End of Time", and "Encountering the Untouchable."
Categories: Fiction

The Mammoth Book of Science Fiction

The Mammoth Book of Science Fiction

These and other stories by James White, Eric Frank Russell, Robert Reed, H. Beam Piper and H. Chandler Elliot make this one of the most entertaining and thought-provoking science fiction anthologies in lightyears.

Author: Mike Ashley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472114860

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 712

The art of writing great science fiction is that it challenges the imagination, pushing it to extreme limits and in this anthology, selecting some of the best modern science fiction from the last fifty years, twenty leading authors of the genre ask the question 'What if...?' and then give their own very personal views of the changes and surprises which may befall humanity in the centuries to come. In Ulla, Ulla Eric Brown recounts the first manned Martian expedition and discovers that H. G. Wells may have been right after all. In The Infinite Assassin Greg Egan polices the dimensions, seeking those who are taking over their alternate selves. Geoffrey A. Landis takes us into the depths of a black hole in Approaching Perimelasma. Is the ultimate Utopia heaven or hell? Robert Sheckley finds out in the classic A Ticket to Tranai. These and other stories by James White, Eric Frank Russell, Robert Reed, H. Beam Piper and H. Chandler Elliot make this one of the most entertaining and thought-provoking science fiction anthologies in lightyears.
Categories: Fiction

The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF

The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF

These stories, both pre- and post-apocalyptic, describe the fall of civilization, the destruction of the entire Earth, or the end of the Universe itself.

Author: Michael Ashley

Publisher: Robinson Publishing

ISBN: 1849013055

Category: End of the world

Page: 500

View: 577

The last sixty years have been full of stories of one or other possible Armageddon, whether by nuclear war, plague, cosmic catastrophe or, more recently, global warming, terrorism, genetic engineering, AIDS and other pandemics. These stories, both pre- and post-apocalyptic, describe the fall of civilization, the destruction of the entire Earth, or the end of the Universe itself. Many of the stories reflect on humankind's infinite capacity for self-destruction, but the stories are by no means all downbeat or depressing - one key theme explores what the aftermath of a cataclysm might be and how humans strive to survive. Includes six original works, of which the most outstanding is probably the amazing novella Sleepover, by Alistair Reynolds (Lisa Tuttle, Times Saturday 3 July 2010).
Categories: End of the world

The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy

The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy

In extreme fantasy anything can happen. In Mike Ashley's breathtaking new anthology the only rules are those the writer makes - these are stories to liberate both the writers' and readers' imagination.

Author: Mike Ashley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780332826

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 113

In extreme fantasy anything can happen. In Mike Ashley's breathtaking new anthology the only rules are those the writer makes - these are stories to liberate both the writers' and readers' imagination. They will take you to hell and back (literally - two of the stories involve hell in ways never explored before). For too long fantasy fiction has become synonymous with vast heroic-fantasy adventures in imitation of The Lord of the Rings, but the genre has always been far greater than dwarves and elves. Today many writers are rediscovering the wider world of fantasy and creating bold new ideas or magically reworking older arts. Ashley selects 25 stories by the likes of Orson Scott Card, Paul Di Filippo, A. A. Attanasio, Michael Swanwick, Christopher Priest and Peter Crowther, arranged in ascending order of 'extremeness'. The anthology opens with a story that takes us beyond Middle Earth in 'Senator Bilbo' by Andy Duncan - showing what happens when a radical descendant of his famous namesake tries to introduce immigration control - and reaches the ultimate in 'The Dark One' by A. A. Attanasio, a rite of passage story where you, the reader, discover you are being tested to become the successor to Satan. Other stories include: A man with a terminal disease looks for a cure in a world where Edward Lear meets Lewis Carroll. A man decides to banish all language. A tour of Hell by the boatman himself. The great comic stars of Hollywood find themselves seeking their lost world. A magical experiment recreates the Crucifixion. Suddenly all colour drains out of the world. A magical recreation of Chinese fantasy cinema where a magician and his adepts fight the flying dead.
Categories: Fiction

The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF

The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF

This thought-provoking collection not only takes us into the past and the future, but also explores what might happen if we attempt to manipulate time to our own advantage.

Author: Mike Ashley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472100269

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 954

This thought-provoking collection not only takes us into the past and the future, but also explores what might happen if we attempt to manipulate time to our own advantage. These stories show what happen once you start to meddle with time and the paradoxes that might arise. It also raises questions about whether we understand time, and how we perceive it. Once we move outside the present day, can we ever return or do we move into an alternate world? What happens if our meddling with Nature leads to time flowing backwards, or slowing down or stopping all together? Or if we get trapped in a constant loop from which we can never escape. Is the past and future immutable or will we ever be able to escape the inevitable? These are just some of the questions that are raised in these challenging, exciting and sometimes amusing stories by Kage Baker, Simon Clark, Fritz Leiber, Christopher Priest, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Robert Silverberg, Michael Swanwick, John Varley and many others.
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The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF

The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF

These are tales to take you from the other side of now to the very end of time - from today's top-name contributors including Stephen Baxter, Alastair Reynolds, Robert Silverberg, Gregory Benford and Robert Reed.

Author: Mike Ashley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781849012546

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 504

Many readers are attracted to science fiction for that singular moment when a story expands your imagination, enabling you to see something in a new light. Not all SF works this way! This volume collects the very best of it that does, with 25 of the finest examples of mind-expanding and awe-inspiring science fiction. The storylines range from a discovery on the Moon that opens up vistas across all time to a moment in which distances across the Earth suddenly increase and people vanish. These are tales to take you from the other side of now to the very end of time - from today's top-name contributors including Stephen Baxter, Alastair Reynolds, Robert Silverberg, Gregory Benford and Robert Reed.
Categories: Fiction

The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF

The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF

These stories, both pre- and post-apocalyptic, describe the fall of civilization, the destruction of the entire Earth, or the end of the Universe itself.

Author: Mike Ashley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781849014953

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 280

The last sixty years have been full of stories of one or other possible Armageddon, whether by nuclear war, plague, cosmic catastrophe or, more recently, global warming, terrorism, genetic engineering, AIDS and other pandemics. These stories, both pre- and post-apocalyptic, describe the fall of civilization, the destruction of the entire Earth, or the end of the Universe itself. Many of the stories reflect on humankind's infinite capacity for self-destruction, but the stories are by no means all downbeat or depressing - one key theme explores what the aftermath of a cataclysm might be and how humans strive to survive.
Categories: Fiction

The Mammoth Book of the End of the World

The Mammoth Book of the End of the World

Pre- and post-apocalyptic science fiction is on the rise, and some of the genre's best new stories are collected here, with contributions by Stephen Baxter, Alistair Reynolds, Robert Reed, Robert Silverberg, and Damien Broderick.

Author: Mike Ashley

Publisher: Running PressBook Pub

ISBN: 0762439912

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

View: 165

Pre- and post-apocalyptic science fiction is on the rise, and some of the genre’s best new stories are collected here, with contributions by Stephen Baxter, Alistair Reynolds, Robert Reed, Robert Silverberg, and Damien Broderick.
Categories: Fiction

The Mammoth Book of Dark Magic

The Mammoth Book of Dark Magic

From dark lords and epic clashes between the forces of good and evil to a child's struggle to control magical powers for the first time this wonderfully varied collection comprises stories by the most outstanding writers of fantasy: A. C. ...

Author: Mike Ashley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780339924

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 644

Twenty-three spellbinding tales of sorcery, wizardry and witchcraft, of the ceaseless battle between good and evil. From dark lords and epic clashes between the forces of good and evil to a child's struggle to control magical powers for the first time this wonderfully varied collection comprises stories by the most outstanding writers of fantasy: A. C. Benson, James Bibby, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Louise Cooper, Ralph Adams Cram, Peter Crowther, Esther M. Friesner, Tom Holt, Doug Hornig, Diana Wynne Jones, Michael Kurland, Tim Lebbon, Ursula K. Le Guin, Richard A. Lupoff, Michael Moorcock, John Morressy, Tim Pratt, David Sandner, Lawrence Schimel and Mike Resnick, Darrell Schweitzer, Clark Ashton Smith, Steve Rasnic Tem and Robert Weinberg.
Categories: Fiction

The Mammoth Book of Black Magic

The Mammoth Book of Black Magic

Delve into the fascinating world of witchcraft and magic and let this enthralling compilation act as your guide to a realm beyond anything you've experienced, as you explore the stunning world of hexes, sorcery, and powerful enchantments.

Author: Mike Ashley

Publisher: Running PressBook Pub

ISBN: 0762448156

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 500

View: 654

Presents a collection of twenty-three tales involving the world of magic, necromancy, and witchcraft from such authors as Michael Moorcock, Peter Crowther, Tim Lebbon, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Steve Rasnic Tem.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Mammoth Book of Historical Crime Fiction

The Mammoth Book of Historical Crime Fiction

This volume of 12 stories spans crime from the Bronze Age to World War II, and will appeal to the current readers of The Mammoth Book of New Sherlock Holmes Adventures and Best British Mysteries.

Author: Mike Ashley

Publisher: Running Press

ISBN: 0762442670

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 224

Ever since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle delighted readers with the fictional genius detective, Sherlock Holmes, crime fiction has been plumbed by mystery writers everywhere. This volume of 12 stories spans crime from the Bronze Age to World War II, and will appeal to the current readers of The Mammoth Book of New Sherlock Holmes Adventures and Best British Mysteries.
Categories: Fiction

The Mammoth Book of Sorceror s Tales

The Mammoth Book of Sorceror s Tales

Mike Ashley's masterly selection includes such precursors of the Potter series as 'The Sleuth-Worm' by Edith Nesbit, 'The Wall around the World' by Theodore Cogswell, 'Ged's Apprenticeship' by Ursula K. Le Guin and others that deal with the ...

Author: Mike Ashley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780333618

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 354

Bursting with the same magic that has brought a whole new following to fantasy, this anthology combines the excitement of the Harry Potter phenomenon with the appeal of Lord of the Rings, the ingenuity of the Discworld series and the adventure of the Conan stories. It features a range of light and dark fantasies - from quests, games and monsters, to wizards, witches, dark spells and even darker secrets - all obsessed with the use of magic in this world or the next. Mike Ashley's masterly selection includes such precursors of the Potter series as 'The Sleuth-Worm' by Edith Nesbit, 'The Wall around the World' by Theodore Cogswell, 'Ged's Apprenticeship' by Ursula K. Le Guin and others that deal with the discovery of magic or apprenticeship into magic by ordinary folk. With plenty of specially commissioned new stories, it all adds up to a spellbinding bumper volume in which contributors include: Neil Gaiman, Michael Moorcock, John Morressy, Theodore Sturgeon, John Jakes, Patricia McKillip, Esther Friesner, Louise Cooper, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Tom Holt and Charles de Lint.
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The Year s Best Science Fiction Twenty Fourth Annual Collection

The Year s Best Science Fiction  Twenty Fourth Annual Collection

G. David Nordley, "Voice of Ages," Golden Age SF. Claudia O'Keefe, "The
Moment of Joy Before," F(5SF, April. Jerry Oltion, "Slide Show," Analog, May. , "
Stuffing," Mammoth Book of Extreme SF. Alastair Ong, "The Legend of
Greatmother June ...

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105129016858

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

View: 962

Widely regarded as the essential book for every science fiction fan, "The Year's Best Science Fiction" collects work by Michael Swanwick, Geoff Ryman, Allen Steele, Nancy Kress, Robert Reed, Michael Cassott, Charles Stross, and many other bright talents.
Categories: Fiction

The Mammoth Book of Classic Science Fiction

The Mammoth Book of Classic Science Fiction

For extreme joy and extreme sorrow are indistinguishable beyond a certain point
. Denholt is a very humble , very terrified man , at the moment , almost regretting
what he has done – he has set God's law at bay , he knows it . Pride , triumph , a
 ...

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Constable

ISBN: STANFORD:36105016342763

Category: Science fiction, American

Page: 572

View: 834

10 short stories by some of the early writers of science fiction.
Categories: Science fiction, American

The Mammoth Book of Best War Comics

The Mammoth Book of Best War Comics

Also available The Mammoth Book of 20th Century Science Fiction The
Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica The ... The Mammoth Book of Erotic
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Extreme SF The ...

Author: David Kendall

Publisher: Constable

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123306065

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 511

View: 778

30 of the greatest graphic short stories ever produced on the theme of war.
Categories: Comic books, strips, etc

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 20

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 20

The Mammoth Book of 20th Century Science Fiction The Mammoth Book of Best
British Crime The Mammoth Book of ... Diaries The Mammoth Book of Erotic
Women The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy The Mammoth Book of Funniest
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Author: Stephen Jones

Publisher: Running Press

ISBN: 0762437278

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 704

This annual collection of exceptional horror and dark fantasy fiction stories is the essential must-have for horror buffs. The 20th edition of this showcase of horror includes a comprehensive overview of international selections, an impressively researched necrology, and a list of indispensable contact addresses for the dedicated horror fan and aspiring writer of true horror.
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Astounding Science fiction

Astounding Science fiction

Over 150 pages - 50 , 000 words - of top - notch Science - Fiction reading
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MAMMOTH VALUE IN YOUR FAVORITE READING ! ... of the and courage to
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when the the extreme .

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ISBN: UVA:X001283706

Category: Science fiction

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Categories: Science fiction

Science Fiction Fantasy Horror

Science Fiction  Fantasy   Horror

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ISBN: UOM:39015079872142

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page:

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A comprehensive bibliography of books and short fiction published in the English language.
Categories: Fantasy fiction

Mammoth Books presents Wang s Carpets

Mammoth Books presents Wang s Carpets

Far in the distant, post-human future, the Cater-Zimmermann community set out to refute the theory that the universe is created exclusively for mankind by cloning themselves a thousand times over and sending each copy to a different star ...

Author: Greg Egan

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 9781472103444

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 363

Far in the distant, post-human future, the Cater-Zimmermann community set out to refute the theory that the universe is created exclusively for mankind by cloning themselves a thousand times over and sending each copy to a different star within the galaxy. One of the copies of Cater-Zimmermann, Paolo Venetti, arrives at Orpheus; a water-world inhabited by floating mats that perform as a Turing machine.
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