Czarodziejka

Жанр: Иностранная литература

„Czarodziejka” jest drugim tomem trylogii (tom pierwszy to „Tytan”, trzeci — „Demon”), będącej powieścią pełną wyobraźni i humoru. Sirocco Jones, Gaby Plauget oraz Robin Dziewięciopalcy odbywają obfitującą w przygody podróż po pełnym egzotycznych stworzeń świecie, rządzonym przez boginię Gaję. Wszechpotężna, lecz samotna Gaja popada w obłęd i wykorzystując swoją władzę, zabawia się istotami zamieszkującymi jej świat.




Linea calda Ophiucus

Жанр: Иностранная литература

Lilo era morta, processata, condannata, suicidata. Ma era anche viva. Anzi, c’erano molte Lilo... Negli anni della dispersione dell’umanità sugli altri pianeti del sistema solare, dopo che gli Invasori ebbero conquistato la Terra, la clonazione era un sistema di sicurezza ormai comune. Clonazione, ovvero riproduzione di un essere umano completo di personalità e memoria, una tecnica rivelata attraverso misteriose trasmissioni provenienti dallo spazio, la Linea Calda Ophiucus, appunto. Nessuno sapeva come e perché quelle trasmissioni avvenissero, ma tutti applicavano entusiasticamente la nuova tecnica. Eppure la donazione era anche un pericolo terribile. E quando venne nelle mani di Tweed, ex capo della Luna, il pericolo diventò realtà, e prese la forma di un complotto contro la Terra. Finché un nuovo messaggio giunse da Ophiucus... John Varley, texano, autore di numerosi racconti di fantascienza, è al primo romanzo. Linea Calda Ophiucus è stato accolto con grandissimo favore…







Press Enter▄

Жанр: Иностранная литература

A chilling story of the coming computer age, which feels far more prescient and convincing than Neuromancer which was published in the same year. Like Gibson's novel, it is set in an America wedded to Asia; but the Asia of this story is a place of pain and horror.



Sorcière

Жанр: Иностранная литература

 Vingt ans après Titan : Gaïa, l’univers-roue intelligent est devenu pour les Terriens un lieu de pèlerinage. Mettant à leur service ses immenses pouvoirs, elle opère des miracles. Mais encore faut-il les mériter en faisant la preuve de son héroïsme… rude épreuve pour Chris, l’adolescent timide, et Robin, l’intraitable et fougueuse amazone, qui se voient embarqués, bien malgré eux, dans un tour de roue fertile en péripéties, en compagnie de Gaby et Cirocco, promue « Sorcière » et chargée par Gaïa de mater ses régions rebelles. Mais qui sont les vrais ennemis ? Et qui sont les vrais héros ? Les surprises seront nombreuses au long du second volet de cette Divine Comédie (musicale) alliant la verve homérique au délire d’un Tex Avery.


Steel Beach

Жанр: Иностранная литература

John Varley's Steel Beach is a daring, well-conceived work of science fiction. Humanity has been ejected from Earth by enigmatic aliens trying to save cetaceans. Homo sapiens finds itself exiled to strongholds throughout the solar system, foremost of which is Luna. There, human beings live in great comfort with almost all of their needs met and very little to worry about. As a result, they are losing their minds. Through the unremarkable antagonist Hildy, Varley asks what happens to human beings who lack challenges and who lack any real direction. Comforts there are aplenty in Luna. Technology makes sex changes routine and has all but defeated death itself. So now what? Humanity has slumped into a self-absorbed torpor that would be bad enough if the unimaginably complex supercomputer that controls every aspect of Lunar life weren't on the edge of a catastrophic breakdown. Hildy gains an increasing awareness of this problem as the narrative progresses; and he (later she) manages to struggle…