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The South American town of Río Fugitivo is on the verge of a social revolution—not a revolution of strikes and street riots, but a war waged electronically, in which computer viruses are the weapons and hackers the revolutionaries. In this war of information, the lives of a variety of characters become entangled: Kandinsky, the mythic leader of a group of hackers fighting the government and transnational companies; Albert, the founder of the Black Chamber, a state security firm charged with deciphering the secret codes used in the information war; and Miguel “Turing” Sáenz, the Black Chamber’s most famous codebreaker, who begins to suspect his work is not as innocent as he once supposed.
All converge to create a “propulsive” novel about personal responsibility and complicity in a world defined by the ever-increasing gulfs between the global and the local, government and society, the virtual and the real (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Turing’s Delirium “combines the excitement of a political thriller with the intellectual ambition of a literary novel” (San Francisco Chronicle).
In the Shadow of the Towers
How do we continue to dream, imagine, and create in the aftermath of unthinkable tragedy? This moving collection of nearly twenty works of speculative fiction, responding to the terrorist attacks of 9/11, particularly the destruction of New York’s World Trade Center, draws on talents in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and speculative fiction to confront and grieve, rebuild and survive, rise above and carry on—even in the face of shock and overwhelming emotion.
Reflecting on both individual experiences of the catastrophe and large-scale themes such as politics and morality, a variety of award-winning and bestselling authors, from Jeff VanderMeer (Annihilation) and Cory Doctorow (Little Brother) to Susan Palwick (Flying in Place) and James Morrow (Towing Jehovah), contribute thoughtful tales about how we respond to fear and loss, both in the moment and over the course of time. Like artists before them who sought to write in response to the Holocaust, the Civil War, and other world-changing historical events, they use the remarkable tool of human imagination to provide a way to process the unimaginable.
For decades, Desi has kept a quiet vigil above the Earth while studying the confusing, fascinating, and frustrating primary species of our planet, occasionally venturing to the planet’s surface to hear their thoughts and experience their memories using his empathic powers. Now, on December 31, 2000, he prepares for the final phase of his mysterious mission, which begins when he beams a tour bus bound for a Louisiana casino aboard his ship. The twelve passengers will be the last humans whose lives he will experience before he positions his spaceship in full and irrefutable view of the people of Earth and descends to the planet’s surface to proclaim his presence to all of humanity at the turn of the millennium.
Day Zero. It was the end and the beginning. A singular event that simply erased all human memory. There was no reaction, no outcry or shock . . . just nothing. For nothing had ever existed before Day Zero, and nothing had ever happened. Mankind’s history had become a blank slate.
Now, people are being herded like cattle into isolated, draconian communities for some unknown purpose. It is in one of these communes that Kayle Jenner finds himself, with nothing to live for—except the vague, haunting thought of someone he used to know: his son.
After he makes an escape, Kayle discovers a broken world ruled by an oppressive regime that rewards defiance with death. As he wanders the broken land, his memories slowly resurface, driving him on a relentless search for his boy that will bring him face to face with humanity from its most noble to its most depraved . . . until Kayle discovers the shattering truth about Day Zero.
The Amphora Project
Deep in the bowels of Junk Moon, the finest scientists of Planet Immortal are nearing completion of Project Amphora, which aims to unlock the secret of life everlasting. The Project is run by the Consortium, twelve of the planet’s most influential movers and shakers, but they aren’t the only ones after immortality. Commander Jockey Oldcastle, a wise-cracking space pirate, has heard about the Amphora Project from a banished scientist who is convinced it will lead to the end of the world. Oldcastle sets off to find the project, only to find himself unraveling a strange mystery: It seems the Amphora Project is turning the citizens of Planet Immortal into crystal. As time runs out, it is up to Oldcastle, his botanist partner Link—and Link’s exotic, unlikely love interest—to stop an extradimensional enemy before their world is lost forever.
Living with Aliens
What more could a thirteen-year-old want than two best friends who can help him get his first girlfriend? Young Drew finds out when he befriends two aliens, Zorg and Flez, who help him take his new girlfriend on a whimsical first date to Minneapolis, Mars, and Egypt in one night. Everything is perfectly cool for Drew until his encounter with Blog…
The Dream Compass
Earth has been devastated in a long-forgotten conflict. From the ashes of myriad nations and civilizations rose a martial state under the reign of a merciless dictator. Despite ruling most of the planet, the Monitor will not permit any competing population to threaten his realm. To ensure his empire, he plans to unleash a weapon of mass destruction with the potential to destroy the world he so desperately wishes to subjugate under his dominion.
But there are those unwilling to bow before the Monitor: Anton Takk, a labor-camp escapee driven by dark secrets; Rosenthal Webb, an aging revolutionary hiding deep within a mountain, waiting for the right time to return; Tha’Enton, a glory seeking warrior and musician; and Pec-Pec, clever magician, Rasta mystic, and master manipulator. In their fight for their individual freedoms, they will inspire a revolution that will save the world.
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Nature of the Beast
Though humans have never heard their name, mankind’s greatest enemies are called the Zawa. A race of alien zealots, they crisscross the stars on a bloodthirsty crusade, destroying life on other planets in service of their sinister galactic god. And Earth is next on their list. They offer mankind one hope for survival: They will engage in hand-to-hand combat with Earth’s chosen champion to determine the planet’s fate. To find the world’s deadliest creature, Earth’s richest man—media titan Milan Marlowe—organizes a no-species-barred fight to the death, pitting sharks, gorillas, and polar bears against one another in a gruesome knockout tourney. No one bets on the alligator, but that’s because no one has heard of his trainer. Bruno Bolo is an alligator wrestler, blues singer, and whiskey-hound from the humid Florida swamps. He has a quick temper, quicker fists, and courage that is unmatched in man or beast. And he might just be humanity’s last chance . . .
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Having offered sanctuary to the soul of the man who stole her brother’s body, Vree heads north to Shkoder with two kigh struggling to co-exist in a single body. Although the odds aren’t in their favor, there’s a chance, a small chance, the Bards can find Gyhard a body of his own without anyone else having to die. But while Vree is a former assassin trained to kill on command, Gyhard has chosen to kill again and again on a quest for immortality, and the Bards aren’t certain which of them is the more dangerous. No one—from the guard on the Citadel gate to the King himself—wants them anywhere near the single Healer who can Sing the Fifth Kigh.
No one except Magda, the Healer, whose heritage has taught her that things are not always as they seem . . .
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Spell of Apocalypse
When the Great Karlini’s laboratory catches on fire, Maximillian the Vaguely Disreputable knows it’s a sign of bad things to come. The last battle between gods and mortals is looming; before it does, certain answers must come to light. Just who is the Creeping Sword? Will Shaa free himself from the curse his brother inflicted upon him? And most important of all, who will be left standing? The Dance of Gods concludes in a fast-paced final movement.
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