Prosper’s brightest minds have been called away to defend the Emperor; and a flood of disorientated refugees strain the station’s resources. But war has come to the Dai Viet Empire. As deprivations cause the station’s ordinary life to unravel, uncovering old grudges and tearing apart the decimated family, Station Mistress Quyen and the Honoured Ancestress struggle to keep their relatives united and safe.
For generations prosper station has thrived under the guidance of its Honoured Ancestress: born of a human womb, the station’s artificial intelligence has offered guidance and protection to its human relatives.
The Citadel of Weeping Pearls Xuya UniverseThe citadel of weeping pearls was a great wonder; a perfect meld between cutting edge technology and esoteric sciences—its inhabitants capable of teleporting themselves anywhere, its weapons small and undetectable and deadly. Thirty years ago, threatened by an invading fleet from the Dai Viet Empire, the Citadel disappeared and was never seen again.
But now the dai viet empire itself is under siege, who once gave the order to raze the Citadel, on the verge of a war against an enemy that turns their own mindships against them; and the Empress, is in desperate needs of its weapons. Meanwhile, an engineer obsessed with the past works on a machine that will send her thirty years back, on a small isolated space station, to the height of the Citadel’s power.
But the citadel’s disappearance still extends chains of grief and regrets all the way into the fraught atmosphere of the Imperial Court; and this casual summoning of the past might have world-shattering consequences. A new book set in the award-winning, critically acclaimed Xuya universe.
The Tea Master and the DetectiveWhen long chau walks into her office, The Shadow's Child expects an unpleasant but easy assignment. Meanwhile, abrasive and eccentric scholar Long Chau wants to find a corpse for a scientific study. Welcome to the scattered pearls belt, a collection of ring habitats and orbitals ruled by exiled human scholars and powerful families, and held together by living mindships who carry people and freight between the stars.
As they dig deep into the victim's past, the shadow's Child realises that the investigation points to Long Chau's own murky past…and, ultimately, to the dark and unbearable void that lies between the stars… . A transport ship discharged from military service after a traumatic injury, The Shadow's Child now ekes out a precarious living as a brewer of mind-altering drugs for the comfort of space-travellers.
When the corpse turns out to have been murdered, Long Chau feels compelled to investigate, dragging The Shadow's Child with her. In this fluid society, and physical and virtual realities overlap, human and mindship avatars mingle in corridors and in function rooms, the appareance of environments easily modified and adapted to interlocutors or current mood.
In the Vanishers' PalaceIn the end, yên will have to decide where her own happiness lies—and whether it will survive the revelation of Vu Côn’s dark, unspeakable secrets. Advance praise for in the Vanishers’ Palace“Another stellar offering by Bodard. Her signature intensity is on display in this tale of people and dragons struggling to survive in the ruins of an alien conquest.
Vu côn seems stern and unbending, but as the days pass Yên comes to see her kinder and caring side. She takes yên back to her home, a vast, vertiginous palace-prison where every door can lead to death. With dragons. Fran wilde, hugo and nebula nominated author of The Bone Universe and The Gemworld series.
Emotionally complex relationships interweave with richly drawn and deftly nuanced world-building. Kate elliott, author of the Court of Fives series“A transformative experience. She finds herself dangerously attracted to the dragon who is her master and jailer. From the award-winning author of the Dominion of the Fallen series comes a dark retelling of Beauty and the Beast.
In a ruined, devastated world, where the earth is poisoned and beings of nightmares roam the land.
Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky PeachFrom kelly robson, campbell, aurora award winner, and theodore Sturgeon finalist, Nebula, and author of Waters of VersaillesDiscover a shifting history of adventure as humanity clashes over whether to repair their ruined planet or luxuriate in a less tainted past. In 2267, earth has just begun to recover from worldwide ecological disasters.
Brilliantly structured. Minh is part of the generation that first moved back up to the surface of the Earth from the underground hells, to reclaim humanity's ancestral habitat. She's spent her entire life restoring river ecosystems, but lately the kind of long-term restoration projects Minh works on have been stalled due to the invention of time travel.
. When she gets the opportunity take a team to 2000 BC to survey the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, she jumps at the chance to uncover the secrets of the shadowy think tank that controls time travel technology. With a delicious tension carefully developed among the wonderful characters. The new york timesexperience this far-reaching, mind-bending science fiction adventure that uses time travel to merge climate fiction with historical fantasy.
Artificial Condition: The Murderbot DiariesA usa today bestsellerthe "i love murderbot!" ―ann leckieartificial condition is the follow-up to Martha Wells's Hugo, and Locus Award-winning, Nebula, Alex, New York Times bestselling All Systems RedIt has a dark past―one in which a number of humans were killed. But it has only vague memories of the massacre that spawned that title, and it wants to know more.
Teaming up with a research transport vessel named ART you don’t want to know what the “A” stands for, Murderbot heads to the mining facility where it went rogue. What it discovers will forever change the way it thinks…. A past that caused it to christen itself “Murderbot”.
ALL SYSTEMS RED The Murderbot DiariesWinner: 2018 hugo award for best novellawinner: 2018 nebula award for best novellawinner: 2018 alex awardwinner: 2018 locus AwardOne of the Verge's Best Books of 2017A New York Times and USA Today BestsellerA murderous android discovers itself in All Systems Red, a tense science fiction adventure by Martha Wells that interrogates the roots of consciousness through Artificial Intelligence.
As a heartless killing machine, I was a complete failure. In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety. But in a society where contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder, safety isn’t a primary concern.
On a distant planet, shadowed by their company-supplied ‘droid ― a self-aware SecUnit that has hacked its own governor module, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, and refers to itself though never out loud as “Murderbot. Scornful of humans, all it really wants is to be left alone long enough to figure out who it is.
But when a neighboring mission goes dark, it's up to the scientists and their Murderbot to get to the truth. Tor books U S.
Silver in the WoodJust magnificent. Jenn lyons, author of The Ruin of Kings Tor books U S. A true story of the woods, of the fae, and of the heart. Tobias, tethered to the forest, but he lives a perfectly unremarkable existence with his cottage, his cat, does not dwell on his past life, and his dryads. When greenhollow hall acquires a handsome, intensely curious new owner in Henry Silver, everything changes.
Deep and green and wonderful. New york times bestselling author Naomi NovikThere is a Wild Man who lives in the deep quiet of Greenhollow, and he listens to the wood. Old secrets better left buried are dug up, and Tobias is forced to reckon with his troubled past―both the green magic of the woods, and the dark things that rest in its heart.
Praise for emily tesh's silver in the Wood"A wildly evocative and enchanting story of old forests, forgotten gods, and new love.
Exit Strategy: The Murderbot DiariesSo, right?having traveled the width of the galaxy to unearth details of its own murderous transgressions, as well as those of the GrayCris Corporation, its decision to help the only human who ever showed it respect must be a system glitch, Murderbot is heading home to help Dr. Mensah―its former owner protector? friend?―submit evidence that could prevent GrayCris from destroying more colonists in its never-ending quest for profit.
But who’s going to believe a secunit gone rogue?and what will become of it when it’s caught?"I love Murderbot!" ―Ann LeckieThe Murderbot Diaries#1 All Systems Red#2 Artificial Condition#3 Rogue Protocol#4 Exit Strategy Tor books U S. Martha wells's hugo, alex, the murderbot diaries, nebula, New York Times and USA Today bestselling series, and Locus Award-winning, comes to a thrilling conclusion in Exit Strategy.
Murderbot wasn’t programmed to care.
Fall; or, Dodge in Hell: A NovelTor books U S. The #1 new york times bestselling author of seveneves, Reamde, Anathem, and Cryptonomicon returns with a wildly inventive and entertaining science fiction thriller—Paradise Lost by way of Philip K. In this exhilarating epic, Neal Stephenson raises profound existential questions and touches on the revolutionary breakthroughs that are transforming our future.
. Now in his middle years, and spending time with his beloved niece Zula and her young daughter, unencumbered life, Dodge appreciates his comfortable, managing his myriad business interests, Sophia. It is an achievement that is nothing less than the disruption of death itself. Dodge is pronounced brain dead and put on life support, leaving his stunned family and close friends with difficult decisions.
. An eternal afterlife—the Bitworld—is created, in which humans continue to exist as digital souls. In the coming years, technology allows Dodge’s brain to be turned back on. Long ago, when a much younger dodge drew up his will, he directed that his body be given to a cryonics company now owned by enigmatic tech entrepreneur Elmo Shepherd.
Combining the technological, philosophical, and spiritual in one grand myth, he delivers a mind-blowing speculative literary saga for the modern age. Legally bound to follow the directive despite their misgivings, Dodge’s family has his brain scanned and its data structures uploaded and stored in the cloud, until it can eventually be revived.
Rogue Protocol: The Murderbot DiariesMensah's SecUnit is. And murderbot would rather those questions went away. Who knew being a heartless killing machine would present so many moral dilemmas?Sci-fi’s favorite antisocial A. I. Rogue protocol is the third entry in martha wells's Hugo, New York Times and USA Today bestselling series, and Locus Award-winning, Nebula, Alex, The Murderbot Diaries.
Starring a human-like android who keeps getting sucked back into adventure after adventure, though it just wants to be left alone, away from humanity and small talk. Is back on a mission. For good. I love murderbot!"--new york times bestselling author ann Leckie Murderbot Diaries#1 All Systems Red#2 Artificial Condition#3 Rogue Protocol#4 Exit Strategy Tor books U S.
The case against the too-big-to-fail GrayCris Corporation is floundering, and more importantly, authorities are beginning to ask more questions about where Dr.