Fifth Planet (Fred Hoyle's World of Science Fiction)
by Sir Fred Hoyle, Sir and Geoffrey Hoyle
The year is 2087. The two great power blocs still face each other, with Britain having adopted the political role formerly occupied by Switzerland.For 75 years the world has known of the approach of another solar system which will pass between our sun and its outermost planets. The sun of the other solar system is named Helios by astronomers, and it too is found to have planets. Its fifth planet, Achilles, is the one most similar to Earth; and rival rocket ship expeditions are launched by the Eu...
Hellburner (The Company Wars, #5)
by C. J. Cherryh
A futuristic tale of governmental coverups, betrayal, and murder follows the belter Pollard as he tries to determine if his partner's space flight training accident was a mishap or attempted murder.
The Star Trek: The Original Series: The Eugenics Wars #1 (Star Trek: The Original)
by Greg Cox
An engrossing and fast-paced thriller that explores the secret history of the twentieth century -- and the rise of the conqueror known as Khan. Even centuries later, the final decades of the twentieth century are still regarded -- by those who know the truth of what really happened -- as one of the darkest and most perilous chapters in the history of humanity. Now, as an ancient and forbidden technology tempts mankind once more, Captain James T. Kirk of the Starship Enterprise (TM) must probe d...
Fortune's Rising (Outer Bounds, #1)
by Sara King
Under the supertech Coalition government, Fortune’s colonists are enslaved to harvest the highly valuable brain-enhancing drug Yolk, often losing their sanity and lives in the process. The population is dying off and the planet is becoming a police state whose only purpose is to harvest Yolk. But a revolution is in the air, fueled by an unlikely band of rebels: Anna Landborn, a brilliant, sociopathic child, and her quiet, lethally gifted sister, Magali; Runaway Joel, a virtuous military pilot...
In The Beginning
by Ben W. Gardner
When a retired Seal, Mike Angel, discovers an inexpensive new space drive and begins launching satellites from his suburban back yard, the local law takes notice. When he refuses to turn his invention over to the military, the government takes notice. When he blackmails the American and Russian governments into helping him with the first manned expedition to Mars, the world takes notice.
Resurrection (Transaction Large Print S.)
by Leo Tolstoy
"Resurrection" (1899) is the last of Tolstoy's major novels. It tells the story of a nobleman's attempt to redeem the suffering his youthful philandering inflicted on a peasant girl who ends up a prisoner in Siberia. Tolstoy's vision of redemption achieved through loving forgiveness, and his condemnation of violence, dominate the novel. An intimate, psychological tale of guilt, anger, and forgiveness, "Resurrection" is at the same time a panoramic description of social life in Russia at the end...