Cosmic Engineers

Cosmic Engineers
Publisher Praeger
Release Date
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 148
ISBN UOM:39015038115401
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews

The first comprehensive critical study of hard science fiction, this book reveals how the term "hard science fiction" originated, and closely examines three representative works.

Cosmic Engineers
  • Author : Gary Westfahl
  • Publisher : Praeger
  • Release Date : 1996

The first comprehensive critical study of hard science fiction, this book reveals how the term "hard science fiction" originated, and closely examines three representative works.

  • Author : Hugh Howey
  • Publisher : John Joseph Adams/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2020

The first book in the acclaimed, New York Times best-selling trilogy, Wool is the story of a community living in an underground silo completely unaware of the fate of the outside world. When the silo's sheriff asks to leave the silo, a series of events unravels the very fabric of

Tomorrow s Kin
  • Author : Nancy Kress
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Release Date : 2017-07-11

Tomorrow's Kin is the first volume in and all new hard science fiction trilogy by Nancy Kress based on the Nebula Award-winning Yesterday's Kin. Locus 2017 Recommended Reading List The aliens have arrived... they've landed their Embassy ship on a platform in New York Harbor, and will only speak with the

Manifold  Time
  • Author : Stephen Baxter
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release Date : 2003-12-16

“Reading Manifold: Time is like sending your mind to the gym for a brisk workout. If you don’t feel both exhausted and exhilirated when you’re done, you haven’t been working hard enough.”—The New York Times Book Review The year is 2010. More than a century of ecological

Carbide Tipped Pens
  • Author : Ben Bova,Eric Choi
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2014-12-02

Seventeen hard science fiction tales by today's top authors Hard science fiction is the literature of change, rigorously examining the impact-both beneficial and dangerous-of science and technology on humanity, the future, and the cosmos. As science advances, expanding our knowledge of the universe, astounding new frontiers in storytelling open up

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  • Author : Tom Shippey,T. A. Shippey
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016

An exploration of politics and the role of the 'soft sciences' in Science Fiction.

The Ascent of Wonder
  • Author : David G. Hartwell,Kathryn Cramer
  • Publisher : Orb Books
  • Release Date : 1997-08-15

Featuring more than sixty groundbreaking short stories by modern science fiction's most important and influential writers, The Ascent of Wonder offers a definitive and incisive exploration of the SF genre's visionary core. From Poe to Pohl, Wells to Wolfe, and Verne to Vinge, this hefty anthology fully charts the themes,

Sixteenth Watch
  • Author : Myke Cole
  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Release Date : 2020-03-10

The Coast Guard must prevent the first lunar war in history. A lifelong Search-and-Rescuewoman, Coast Guard Captain Jane Oliver is ready for a peaceful retirement. But when tragedy strikes, Oliver loses her husband and her plans for the future, and finds herself thrust into a role she’s not prepared

The Death of the Universe
  • Author : Brandon Q. Morris
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020

For many billions of years, humans0́4having conquered the curse of aging0́4spread throughout the entire Milky Way. They are able to live all their dreams, but to their great disappointment, no other intelligent species has ever been encountered. Now, humanity itself is on the brink of extinction because the

Dragon s Egg
  • Author : Robert L. Forward
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release Date : 2011-02-16

“In science fiction there is only a handful of books that stretch the mind—and this is one of them.”—Arthur C. Clarke In a moving story of sacrifice and triumph, human scientists establish a relationship with intelligent lifeforms—the cheela—living on Dragon’s Egg, a neutron star where

Leviathan Wakes
  • Author : James S. A. Corey
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Release Date : 2011-06-15

The first book in the revolutionary New York Times bestselling Expanse series, a modern masterwork of science fiction. Leviathan Wakes introduces Captain James Holden, his crew, and Detective Miller as they unravel a horrifying solar system wide conspiracy that begins with a single missing girl. Now a Prime Original series.

The Corridors of Time
  • Author : Poul Anderson
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2011-09-29

The corridors of time connect the ages to each other. Through them, one can travel backwards and forwards over the history of man. But rival factions have waged war for centuries: the gates onto time are bitterly fought for and jealously guarded. Malcolm Lockridge is a modern American swept into

Fugitive Telemetry
  • Author : Martha Wells
  • Publisher : Tordotcom
  • Release Date : 2021-04-27

The New York Times bestselling security droid with a heart (though it wouldn't admit it!) is back in Fugitive Telemetry! Having captured the hearts of readers across the globe (Annalee Newitz says it's "one of the most humane portraits of a nonhuman I've ever read") Murderbot has also established Martha

Son of the Black Sword
  • Author : Larry Correia
  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Release Date : 2015-10-16

#1 IN A NEW EPIC FANTASY SERIES from Monster Hunter series creator and New York Times best-selling author, Larry Correia! After the War of the Gods, the demons were cast out and fell to the world. Mankind was nearly eradicated by the seemingly unstoppable beasts, until the gods sent the great

The Doors of Eden
  • Author : Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2020-08-20

Adrian Tchaikovsky brought us far-future adventure with Children of Time. Now The Doors of Eden takes us from Bodmin Moor to London and alternate versions of earth. This is an extraordinary feat of the imagination and a page-turning adventure. They thought we were safe. They were wrong. Lee and Mal