But His Holiness Peter III, the New Vatican's most powerful figure, himself harbors doubts, engendered by his love for his unacknowledged and illegitimate rebel daughter Josepha. And suddenly there is another assault on his tottering faith--and on the sacred traditions he has devoted his life to uphold.
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For an emissary, Voss Rhazes, has arrived from one of old Earth's journeying mobiles--the first off-planet human visitor ever to Tau Ceti--bearing remarkable hated technology that could shred the fragile emotional fabric of a family Swift thoughts by George Zebrowski Book 6 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide This collection of stories showcases the work of George Zebrowski, one of science fiction's masters and a writer Hugo and Nebula Award winner Robert J.
Sawyer has called "one of the most philosophically astute writers in science fiction. Clarke, and Stanislaw Lem, Zebrowski explores the "big questions"--The expansion of human horizons, and the growth of power over our lives and the world in which we live. A fury scorned by Pamela Sargent Book 9 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide Leading a rescue operation to the planet of Epictetus III, where the sun is about to go nova, the crew of the Enterprise faces a difficult decision when they realize that they cannot save everyone.
Black pockets and other dark thoughts by George Zebrowski Book 5 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide "This collection of 19 horror stories, culled from the career of a writer best known for his literary science fiction, explores horror as a product of the human mind by allowing personal, political, and metaphysical obsessions to unleash terrors that beset these characters and by refusing to rely on genre-typical terrors such as serial killers and ancient curses. The original novella "Black Pockets" depicts a hate so all-consuming that a man makes a bargain to carry out the revenge plot of a dying enemy in order to gain the power to pursue his own victims.
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Now the U. Enterprise has returned to explore the awesome mysteries of the sphere. Intrigued by what is possibly the greatest archaeological treasure of all time, Captain Jean-Luc Picard hopes to discover the origin of humanoid life throughout the galaxy -- or perhaps the ultimate secret of the Borg. But when a neutron star approaches on a collision course with the sphere, a mission of discovery becomes a desperate race against time.
The many sentient species inhabiting the sphere face extinction -- can even the Starship Enterprise save them all'.
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Empties by George Zebrowski 6 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide In this nightmarish tale, a third-rate detective is faced with an impossible crime, as bodies are turning up without their brains and without any indication of how the organs were removed. His only lead--an attractive landlady--becomes more than a lead and drives him into a world of terror, where his sanity is questioned and he must stop the monster before she does more evil.
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Does he even have a choice, or will he just be driven by terror? Stranger suns by George Zebrowski 7 editions published between and in English and Undetermined and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide The orbiting tachyon detector was designed by physicist Juan Obrion to identify life in other star systems, but even though he expected to find some signs of life, he certainly didn't expect to find any life on earth.
Juan discovers that a culture has been concealed for many years far below Antarctica, and Obrion ventures out as part of a four-man team to explore the unknown. Juan, Lena, Malachi and Magnus are awestruck when they discover a myriad of portals to parallel lands, but the maze they fall into makes them wonder if their journey will ever come to an end. Across the universe by Pamela Sargent Book 2 editions published in in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide The Hawking left Earth during the 21st Century on a one-way mission to colonize a distant world.
Due to the relativistic effects of pre-warp travel, it's crew has aged only thirty years while two centuries have passed outside the ship.
When the Starship Enterprise comes to the rescue of the malfunctioning Hawking, the colonists find themselves thrust into a universe and an era that has left them behind. Captain Kirk intends to help the colonists adjust as best he can, but the task is not a simple one.
The newcomers are survivors of a more violent, more paranoid time -- and the have brought old suspicions, and an ancient weapon of mass destruction, into a world of unexpected challenges and dangers. The omega point trilogy by George Zebrowski 5 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide A.
CAVE OF STARS
The war between the Earth Federation and the Herculean Empire had been over for more than three centuries. The planet in the Hercules Globular Cluster was a cinder; the few descendants of the surviving Herculeans lived on Myraa's World, half a galaxy away, in what seemed to be a religious commune. But on an unnamed planet, deep within the Hercules Cluster, two survivors, father and son, gather their resources and plan a reign of terror against Federation worlds.
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Cave of Stars. George Zebrowski. Old Earth is gone. Humanity has been scattered to the stars. Some left their dying planet in spaceship arks, in search of new worlds to inhabit. Others, nanoengineered for near-immortality, explore the far reaches of interstellar space in gargantuan macrolife mobiles. The Church is the absolute power here; obedience and belief the rule.
And suddenly there is another assault on his tottering faith—and on the sacred traditions he has devoted his life to uphold. Ted Chiang. Previously published as Stories of Your Life and Others. When a linguist is brought in to help communicate with them and discern their intentions, her new knowledge of their language and its nonlinear structure allows her to see future events and all the joy and pain they may bring.
In each story of this incredible collection, with sharp intelligence and humor, Ted Chiang examines what it means to be alive in a world marked by uncertainty, but also by wonder. Stranger Suns. The orbiting tachyon detector was designed by physicist Juan Obrion to identify life in other star systems, but even though he expected to find some signs of life, he certainly didn't expect to find any life on Earth.
When Obrion discovers that a culture has been concealed for many years far below Antarctica, he ventures out as part of a four-man team to explore the unknown. Juan, Lena, Malachi, and Magnus are awestruck when they discover a myriad of portals to parallel lands, but the maze they fall into makes them wonder if their journey will ever come to an end. The Martian Chronicles. Ray Bradbury. Mars was a distant shore, and the men spread upon it in waves