Their pilgrimage brings dan Bruks, the fossil man, face-to-face with the biggest evolutionary breakpoint since the origin of thought itself. But he awakens one night to find himself at the center of a storm that will turn all of history inside-out. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied.
Echopraxia Firefall Book 2 #ad - Prepare for a different kind of singularity in peter watts' echopraxia, the follow-up to the Hugo-nominated novel Blindsight It's the eve of the twenty-second century: a world where the dearly departed send postcards back from Heaven and evangelicals make scientific breakthroughs by speaking in tongues; where genetically engineered vampires solve problems intractable to baseline humans and soldiers come with zombie switches that shut off self-awareness during combat.
And it's all under surveillance by an alien presence that refuses to show itself. Daniel bruks is a living fossil: a field biologist in a world where biology has turned computational, a cat's-paw used by terrorists to kill thousands. To his right is a pilot who hasn't yet found the man she's sworn to kill on sight.
Taking refuge in the oregon desert, he's turned his back on a humanity that shatters into strange new subspecies with every heartbeat.
Blindsight Firefall Book 1Tor Books #ad - You fear they may be more alien than the thing they've been sent to find—but you'd give anything for that to be true, if you knew what was waiting for them. Two months have past since a myriad of alien objects clenched about the Earth, screaming as they burned. Something talks out there: but not to us. Blindsight is the hugo award–nominated novel by Peter Watts, "a hard science fiction writer through and through and one of the very best alive" The Globe and Mail.
. Who should we send to meet the alien, when the alien doesn't want to meet? Send a linguist with multiple-personality disorder and a biologist so spliced with machinery that he can't feel his own flesh. Send a pacifist warrior and a vampire recalled from the grave by the voodoo of paleogenetics. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied.
Blindsight Firefall Book 1 #ad - Send them to the edge of the solar system, praying you can trust such freaks and monsters with the fate of a world. Send a man with half his mind gone since childhood. The heavens have been silent since—until a derelict space probe hears whispers from a distant comet.
The Colonel: A Tor.Com Original FirefallTor Books #ad - The Colonel: A Tor.Com Original Firefall #ad - He is presently tasked by his superiors with the threat assessment of hived human intelligences, one of which successfully attacks a compound under his watch. His wife has retreated into a virtual heaven and his son remains missing after joining an extrasolar mission to track down an alien race. Now, one of the strongest hive minds in the world approaches Keaton with an offer that could completely change his world.
At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied. From the author of blindsight comes Peter Watts's sci-fi adventure story "The Colonel, " an action-packed Tor. Com originalColonel Keaton is in trouble.
The Freeze-Frame RevolutionTachyon Publications #ad - Note from the publisher: The red letters in the print edition highlighted letters in the e-book indicate special bonus content. This—this—is the cutting edge of science fiction. Richard K. Morgan, that sees through your eyes and hears through your ears, honestly, only wants what's best for you? trapped aboard the starship Eriophora, Sunday Ahzmundin is about to discover the components of any successful revolution: conspiracy, author of Altered CarbonHow do you stage a mutiny when you're only awake one day in a million? How do you conspire when your tiny handful of potential allies changes with each job shift? How do you engage an enemy that never sleeps, and relentlessly, code—and unavoidable casualties.
Maelstrom Rifters Trilogy Book 2Tor Books #ad - Lenie clarke, in a black wetsuit, walks out of the ocean onto a Pacific Northwest beach filled with the oppressed and drugged homeless of the Asian world who have gotten only this far in their attempt to reach America. An enormous tidal wave on the west coast of North America has just killed thousands. She arrives carrying with her the potential death of the human race, and possessed by a desire for revenge.
But clarke was far enough away that she was able to survive and tough enough to walk home, 300 miles across the ocean floor. It survived only in the deep ocean rift where Clarke and her companions were stationed before the corporation that employed them tried to sterilize the threat with a secret underwater nuclear strike.
Maelstrom Rifters Trilogy Book 2 #ad - Is she a monster, or a goddess? One thing is for sure: all hell is breaking loose. This dark, fast-paced, hard sf novel returns to the story begun in Starfish: all human life is threatened by a disease actually a primeval form of life from the distant prehuman past. Maelstrom is a terrifying explosion of cyberpunk noir by a writer whose narrative, says Robert Sheckley, "drives like a futuristic locomotive.
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Starfish Rifters Trilogy Book 1Tor Books #ad - They send a bio-engineered crew--people who have been altered to withstand the pressure and breathe the seawater--down to live and work in this weird, fertile undersea darkness. Unfortunately the only people suitable for long-term employment in these experimental power stations are crazy, some of them in unpleasant ways.
Starfish Rifters Trilogy Book 1 #ad - A huge international corporation has developed a facility along the Juan de Fuca Ridge at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean to exploit geothermal power. How many of them can survive, the first installment in peter watts' Rifters TrilogyAt the Publisher's request, or will be allowed to survive, while worldwide disaster approaches from below?Starfish, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied.
Behemoth: B-Max: Rifters Trilogy, Book 3 Part ITor Books #ad - Maelstrom was the explosion. But five years into the aftermath, things aren't quite so simple as they once seemed. Lenie clarke--rifter, avenger, amphibious deep-sea cyborg--has destroyed the world. But they cannot hide forever: something is tracking them, down amongst the lightless cliffs and trenches of the Midatlantic Ridge.
The horror she unleashed--an ancient, apocalyptic microbe called ßehemoth--has been free in the world for half a decade now, devouring the biosphere from the bottom up. Behemoth: ß-Max is the first of two volumes. All because five years ago, Lenie Clarke had a score to settle. But she has learned something in the meantime: she destroyed the world for a fallacy.
Behemoth: B-Max: Rifters Trilogy, Book 3 Part I #ad - Now, cowering at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, rifters and the technoindustrial "corpses" who created them hide from a world in its death throes. But even after five years in purgatory, Lenie Clarke is still Lenie Clarke. North america lies in ruins beneath the thumb of an omnipotent psychopath. There will be consequences for anyone who gets in her way-and worse ones, perhaps, if she succeeds.
Once exploited for her psychological addiction to dangerous environments, she emerged in the wake of a nuclear blast to serve up vendetta from the ocean floor.
Behemoth: Seppuku: Rifters Trilogy, Book 3 Part IITor Books #ad - But now there is no place left to hide. The whole biosphere came apart at the seams while Lenie Clarke hid at the bottom of the sea and did nothing. Lenie clarke--amphibious cyborg, Meltdown Madonna, agent of the Apocalypse--has grown sick to death of her own cowardice. For five years since the events recounted in Maelstrom, she and her bionic brethren modified to work in the rift valleys of the ocean floor have hidden in the mountains of the deep Atlantic.
The consequences of past acts reach inexorably to the very floor of the world, and Lenie Clarke must return to confront the mess she made. Redemption doesn't come easy with the blood of a world on your hands. Atlantis was an exit strategy for the corporate elite, a place where the world's Movers and Shakers had hidden from the doomsday microbe ßehemoth--and from the hordes of the moved and the shaken left behind.
Behemoth: Seppuku: Rifters Trilogy, Book 3 Part II #ad - An unknown enemy hunts them through the crushing darkness of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Billions more are bound to. The fragile armistice between the rifters and their one-time masters has exploded into all-out war, and not even the legendary Lenie Clarke can take back the body count. Billions have died since she loosed ßehemoth upon the world.
For five years "rifters" and "corpses" have lived in a state of uneasy truce, united by fear of the outside world.
Beyond the RiftTachyon Publications #ad - A seemingly humanized monster from John Carpenter’s The Thing reveals the true villains in an Antarctic showdown. Skillfully combining complex science with finely executed prose, these edgy, award-winning tales explore the always-shifting border between the known and the alien. The beauty and peril of technology and the passion and penalties of conviction merge in stories that are by turns dark, bold, satiric, and introspective.
Beyond the Rift #ad - . An artificial intelligence shields a biologically-enhanced prodigy from her overwhelmed parents. A court psychologist analyzes a psychotic graduate student who has learned to reprogram reality itself. A deep-sea diver discovers that her true nature lies not within the confines of her mission but in the depths of her psyche.
A father tries to hold his broken family together in the wake of an ongoing assault by sentient rainstorms. Gorgeously saturnine and exceptionally powerful, these collected fictions are both intensely thought-provoking and impossible to forget.
The Expert System's BrotherTor.com #ad - Bestselling british master of science fiction adrian tchaikovsky brings readers a new, mind-expanding science fantasia in The Expert System's BrotherAfter an unfortunate accident, Handry is forced to wander a world he doesn’t understand, searching for meaning. He soon discovers that the life he thought he knew is far stranger than he could even possibly imagine.
The Expert System's Brother #ad - Can an unlikely saviour provide the answers to the questions he barely comprehends?At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied.
The Quantum Magician The Quantum Evolution Book 1Solaris #ad - Now he must embrace his true nature to pull off the job, alongside a crew of extraordinary men and women. If he succeeds, he could trigger an interstellar war… or the next step in human evolution. An audacious con job, and kunsken handles this wonderfully” - cixin liu the ultimate heistBelisarius is a Homo quantus, scintillating future technology, and meditations on the nature of fractured humanity” - Yoon Ha Lee “Technology changes us—even our bodies—in fundamental ways, engineered with impossible insight.
The Quantum Magician The Quantum Evolution Book 1 #ad - But his gift is also a curse—an uncontrollable, even suicidal drive to know, to understand. When a client offers him untold wealth to move a squadron of secret warships across an enemy wormhole, Belisarius jumps at it. But the jobs are getting too easy and his extraordinary brain is chafing at the neglect.
Genetically flawed, he leaves his people to find a different life, and ends up becoming the galaxy’s greatest con man and thief.