An extraterrestrial presence is real. They watch us strip-mine the planet to fuel the growth of populations and economies. Will they intervene to help us avert disaster?
And what's with all the anal probes? If there is a plan to avert disaster, the aliens operating out of a subterranean base in Antarctica didn't get the memo. As much as they'd like to help, that's not their job. Instead, they... [click here for more]
This volume collects 19 stories of robots in their many guises. Some obey Asimov’s 3 Rules of Robotics. Some are of alien design. Some serve mankind. And some…don’t. All are great reading. Included are:
HELEN O'LOY, by Lester del Rey
SIDNEY, THE SCREWLOOSE ROBOT, by William P. McGivern
JAMES P. CROW, by Philip K. Dick
HAVE IT YOUR OWN WAY, by Richard Wilson
A BAD DAY FOR... [click here for more]
Welcome to the Days gigastore!
Seven storeys high, two-and-a-half kilometres to a side. Within its walls, you can buy anything and everything! But there is a price to be paid... A savagely funny satire on a society obsessed with consumption, Days paints a picture of a future that is just around the corner. A remarkable feat of visionary writing - blackly funny, lyrical and tightly plotted - it affirmed... [click here for more]
The city of Porto Remina, North American west coast, a couple of decades from now. Hardcore detective Mike Shark investigates the murder of a female chemist. But as the mystery takes him deeper into the shady undertakings of huge mega-corporations, Shark finds himself in a fight to survive. A sci-fi noir detective series of short fiction, featuring action-packed crime stories and suspenseful... [click here for more]
The sun's intense draw lures out all the people of the world, while agoraphobic Chava Logan hunkers down inside her San Francisco apartment in terror. Slowly, more and more people succumb to the allure of the sun. The Sun Pandemic is a global phenomenon that no one seems to understand or be able to fight. Alone in her apartment, Chava struggles against this unknown force. Can her neurotic behaviors... [click here for more]