Space Opera

A Hymn Before Battle by John Ringo

By John Ringo

WITH neighbors LIKE THESE... With the Earth within the course of the rapacious Posleen, the peaceable and pleasant races of the Galactic Federation supply their assets to aid the backward Terrans -- for a value. Humanity now has 3 worlds to safeguard. As Earth's armies rush into conflict and particular operations devices scout alien worlds, the people start to research a beneficial lesson: you could provide yourself with protection out of your enemies, yet may possibly the Lord prevent out of your allies.

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Die Energiejäger (Perry Rhodan Silberbände, Band 112; Die

English intro
Perry Rhodan is the identify of a technological know-how fiction sequence released when you consider that 1961 in Germany, in addition to the identify of its major personality. it's a area opera, facing all significant subject matters of technological know-how fiction. Having bought over billion copies in pulp publication layout all over the world, it's the such a lot winning technology fiction publication sequence ever written.
For additional info at the subject material, see the English Wikipedia article on Perry Rhodan and/or the corresponding German Wikipedia article.

Deutsche Einführung
Perry Rhodan ist der Titelheld der gleichnamigen deutschen Science-Fiction-Serie, die seit dem eight. September 1961 ununterbrochen wöchentlich in shape von Heftromanen mit einer Druckauflage von etwa 80.000 Heften (Stand: Jahr 2011) erscheint. Insgesamt sind bisher 2700 Hefte mit run 160.000 Seiten erschienen, deren Geschichten einen Zeitraum von über 3000 Jahren umfassen (Stand: Mai 2013).
Die Serie erscheint inzwischen – neben der ursprünglichen Heftromanform – unter anderem auch in shape von Hardcovern, Taschenbüchern sowie Hörspielen und Hörbüchern. Die erste Auflage der Heftserie erreichte am 17. April 2015 die Nummer 2800, die den Beginn des 39. Zyklus (Die Jenzeitigen Lande) markierte.
Die Handlung der Perry-Rhodan-Serie ist in so genannte Zyklen gegliedert. Diese stellen inhaltlich weitgehend abgeschlossene Handlungsabschnitte dar und umfassen meist 50 oder a hundred Heftromane.
Die Silberbände bilden die Hauptbuchreihe der Perry Rhodan-Serie. In den einzelnen Bänden sind mehrere überarbeitete Hefte der Perry Rhodan-Heftserie enthalten. Die Bücher bauen ebenso wie die Hefte aufeinander auf. Wegen ihrer silbernen Einbände werden sie als Silberbände bezeichnet.

Zyklus: 15. Zyklus: Die Kosmischen Burgen
Handlung und weitere Informationen (Achtung: Spoiler!): Perrypedia: PRHC112

Inhaltsangabe
Im Jahr 3587 nach Christus droht der Menschheit eine unvorstellbare Katastrophe: Die Planeten der Milchstraße werden untergehen, weil sich die schweren Weltraumbeben immer weiter steigern. Milliarden von Menschen stehen vor dem Untergang.
Grund für alles ist, dass eine Materiequelle manipuliert wurde, Millionen Lichtjahre von der Heimat entfernt. Perry Rhodan und seine Gefährten versuchen, dieses Schicksal abzuwenden. Mit der foundation operieren sie in der Galaxis, in der sich die Materiequelle befindet. Sie können der Erde jedoch nur helfen, wenn sie die Mächte jenseits der Materiequelle erreichen.
In den Kosmischen Burgen der ehemaligen Mächtigen muss Rhodan jene Schlüssel an sich bringen, die den Kontakt mit den Mächten hinter der Materiequelle ermöglichen. Im Frühjahr des Jahres 3587 steuert das mächtige Fernraumschiff foundation die beiden letzten Ziele an. Die Zeit drängt, denn dort sind bereits die Demonteure aktiv, deren Aufgabe es ist, die riesigen Burgen abzutransportieren…

Enthaltene Originalromane (in der Reihenfolge des Buches):
• PR 943 - Der Kybsoon-Effekt
• PR 944 - Planet der Puppen
• PR 945 - Die Energiejäger
• PR 946 - Der sechste Schlüssel
• PR 947 - Der Matazema-Plan
• PR 948 - Wohnsitz der Götter
• PR 955 - Das Rätsel der Barriere
• PR 956 - Niemandsland der Träume

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Space Opera

The Orphaned Worlds (Humanity's Fire, Book 2) by Michael Cobley

By Michael Cobley

Retail ePub. e-book 2 of three within the series

War is waged for Earth’s in simple terms unconquered colony within the moment novel of Michael Cobley’s epic area opera trilogy.

The struggle is on. So allow the conflict begin.

Darien isn't any longer a misplaced outpost of humanity, however the prize in an intergalactic fight. Hegemony forces keep an eye on the planet, whereas Earth in basic terms observes, rendered impotent through galactic politics. but Earth's ambassador to Darien turns into a participant in a better clash as there's extra at stake than a turf struggle on a newly found world.

An old temple hides entry to a hyperspace criminal, housing the best possibility sentient existence hasn't ever recognized. Millennia in the past, malignant intelligences have been caged there following an apocalyptic fight, and their servants paintings on their unlock. Now a brand new struggle is coming.

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Der Kristallpalast (Perry Rhodan Neo, Band 6; Arkon, Band by Rüdiger Schäfer

By Rüdiger Schäfer

English intro
Perry Rhodan is the identify of a technology fiction sequence released on account that 1961 in Germany, in addition to the identify of its major personality. it's a house opera, facing all significant topics of technological know-how fiction. Having bought over billion copies in pulp e-book structure around the world, it's the such a lot profitable technology fiction publication sequence ever written.
Perry Rhodan Neo is a reboot of the storyline beginning within the yr 2036 rather than 1971.
For additional info at the material, see the English Wikipedia article on Perry Rhodan and/or the corresponding German Wikipedia article.

Deutsche Einführung
Perry Rhodan ist der Titelheld der gleichnamigen deutschen Science-Fiction-Serie, die seit dem eight. September 1961 ununterbrochen wöchentlich in shape von Heftromanen mit einer Druckauflage von etwa 80.000 Heften (Stand: Jahr 2011) erscheint. Insgesamt sind bisher 2700 Hefte mit run 160.000 Seiten erschienen, deren Geschichten einen Zeitraum von über 3000 Jahren umfassen (Stand: Mai 2013).
Am 30. September 2011 startete parallel zur alten Serie eine Neufassung additionally Perry Rhodan Neo, mit dem Untertitel „Die Zukunft beginnt von vorn“. In dieser landet Perry Rhodan erst im Jahr 2036 auf dem Mond. Die Serie erscheint zweiwöchentlich und ist nach drei Staffeln mit je acht Taschenheften ab Heft 25 in Staffeln mit jeweils zwölf Romanen gegliedert.
Während die Perry-Rhodan-Heftromanserie von den geopolitischen Begebenheiten der realen Welt Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts ausging und die Handlung in einer nahen Zukunft beginnen ließ, geht Perry Rhodan Neo 50 Jahre später von der realen Welt des frühen 21. Jahrhunderts aus und beginnt ebenfalls in einer nahen Zukunft. So fliegt Perry Rhodan nicht im Jahre 1971 zum Mond, sondern erst 2036. Die Handlung nimmt somit aufgrund der geänderten Ausgangslage einen alternativen Verlauf. Die klassischen intent der Serie werden ebenfalls in eine nahe Zukunft verlagert und entsprechend interpretiert. Es werden neue Figuren eingeführt und bekannte Figuren in einem neuen Licht gezeigt.
Die Serie ist somit nicht kanonisch in Bezug auf das klassische Perryversum. Nach der Aussage Klaus N. Fricks auf dem five. Weltcon 2011 in Mannheim wird es auch keine Überschneidungen oder Referenzen zwischen den Serien wie zu den Atlan-Serien geben. Perry Rhodan und Perry Rhodan Neo bilden jeweils einen „eigenen Kosmos“.

Zyklus: 6. Zyklus: Arkon
Handlung und weitere Informationen (Achtung: Spoiler!): Perrypedia: PRN60

Wichtig: Um alle diesem Zyklus zugehörigen Hefte auf einmal herunterzuladen, bitte auf den Collections-Link in der Seitenleiste klicken und dann weiter in der Sammlung den .zip hyperlink klicken.

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The Secret of Black Ship Island (Heorot, Book 1.5) by Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Steven Barnes

By Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Steven Barnes

It kind of feels ap­pro­pri­ate to dis­cuss the gen­e­sis of this pro­ject, no matter if such dis­cus­sion ne­ces­si­tates somewhat clumsy phras­ing: three-way col­lab­o­ra­tions need to beware of that. We even have to prevent spoil­ers.

This novella is a part of a narrative line that gen­er­ated the 2 nov­els of our Avalon or Heo­rot se­quence: Legacy of Heo­rot, and its se­quel Be­owulf’s Chil­dren. either were relatively suc­cess­ful, in hard­bound and pa­per­back, and feature re­cently gained sur­pris­ing new suc­cess in booklet edi­tions. The sto­ries are of Avalon, the 1st human in­ter­stel­lar colony. Hu­man­ity de­vel­oped a space­far­ing civ­i­liza­tion en­com­pass­ing the interior plan­ets and the as­ter­oids, with out­posts at the moons of outer plan­ets; and almost immediately the Na­tional Ge­o­graphic So­ci­ety, grown huge and extremely wealthy, spon­sored and mostly fi­nanced an in­ter­stel­lar colony ex­pe­di­tion. by means of that point hu­man­ity used to be wealthy sufficient to af­ford this as a vol­un­tary op­er­a­tion, de­spite the op­po­si­tion of so much gov­ern­ments.

The sci­en­tific con­sen­sus used to be that in­ter­stel­lar go back and forth used to be now not strictly im­pos­si­ble, however it was once the following factor to it. Noth­ing can shuttle quicker than the rate of sunshine. The clos­est tar­get for colo­nial ex­pe­di­tion used to be Tau Ceti, twelve lightyears away, and it is going to must be set­tled with ships lim­ited to frac­tions of the rate of sunshine. lots of the colonists will be previous and approximately use­less on ar­rival. The de­vel­op­ment of chilly sleep, sus­pended an­i­ma­tion which may pre­serve colonists within the top of lifestyles for many years, made the ex­pe­di­tion pos­si­ble, however it used to be ex­ceed­ingly dan­ger­ous. no longer all who went into that sleep might wide awake in any respect, and a few might wake with mind dam­age – some­times ob­vi­ous, extra frequently sub­tle.

Clearly a visit for vol­un­teers in simple terms: yet in basic terms adults might be vol­un­teers. there has been no means that chil­dren may provide in­formed con­sent to being placed into sus­pended an­i­ma­tion for many years to then be awak­ened in a brand new and unusual land, with un­known dan­gers, and few of the lux­u­ries that every one hu­mans have been en­ti­tled to. The ex­pe­di­tion may perhaps cross for­ward, however it couldn't hold chil­dren. Chil­dren may come, born within the new colony, ei­ther born of ar­ti­fi­cial wombs, or within the outdated fash­ioned (and in­creas­ingly ob­so­lete) method. the recent colony could in­evitably have a gen­er­a­tion hole be­cause it might be miss­ing a gen­er­a­tion. there has been no tran­si­tion be­tween these born within the Ter­ran civ­i­liza­tion and people born within the stars.

The nov­els, Legacy of Heo­rot and Be­owulf’s Chil­dren, handled this gen­er­a­tion hole. the 1st tale was once instructed, via ne­ces­sity, from the view­point of the Earth­born adults; the chil­dren weren't the right age to par­tic­i­pate within the de­vel­op­ing bat­tles for sur­vival.

The se­quel novel happens a few years later. by way of that point the Star­born, the chil­dren born within the colony, who had no mem­o­ries of Earth or Ter­ran civ­i­liza­tion, have been in ado­les­cence. As they ma­tured they re­al­ized that each one of the Earth­born have been via chilly sleep. the standard gen­er­a­tion con­flicts have been ex­ag­ger­ated by way of the phobia that the adults had “ice on their minds” – have been vic­tims of chilly sleep de­men­tia. The Star­born de­vel­oped a cul­ture in their own.

Some of that cul­ture is ex­plored in Be­owulf’s Chil­dren, and con­flicts be­tween the gen­er­a­tions takes up a huge topic within the novel. those cul­tures, Earth­born and Star­born, are genuine and com­plete and com­plex. the radical de­scribes existence in each one cul­ture and a few in their con­flicts, however it was once al­ready 4 hun­dred pages lengthy. There wasn’t room for sto­ries of the way the Star­born com­mu­nity de­vel­oped.

This nov­el­ette tells a few of that miss­ing tale.

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Heirs of Empire (Dahak Series) by David Weber

By David Weber

For rather tricky jobs, Emperor Colin, the 1st of that identify, is your guy. the one individual within the galaxy ever to prevent the genocidal Achuutani, he went on from there to resurrect an empire that died fourty-five thousand years in the past. He's nonetheless obtained a couple of difficulties - like a traitor out to homicide him and three-quarters of one thousand million of his matters - but when a person can deal with the activity, it's Colin. however the remainder of the galaxy larger brace itself, simply because his progeny are at the method. no longer that Sean and Harriet aren't great little ones; it's simply that they've had a nasty day.They're far from domestic, marooned with a blown up starship that's left them stranded on a theocratic global of gun powder and pikes, and mom Church of that international doesn't like them a great deal. in reality, she's declared them demons, proclaimed Holy battle, marshalled the Holy Host, and ordered them exterminated. you could imagine that issues glance lovely bleak for the youngsters, yet in truth it's mom Church that's in difficulty - simply because Sean and Harry are chips off the previous block - and they're approximately to get angry...

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The Ghost Brigades (The second book in the Old Man's War by John Scalzi

By John Scalzi

The Ghost Brigades are the targeted Forces of the Colonial safety Forces, elite troops made out of the DNA of the lifeless and become the proper squaddies for the CDF's hardest operations. they are younger, they are speedy and powerful, and they are completely with no basic human qualms.The universe is a deadly position for humanity--and it truly is approximately to turn into way more risky. 3 races that people have clashed with sooner than have allied to halt our enlargement into house. Their linchpin: the turncoat army scientist Charles Boutin, who understands the CDF's greatest army secrets and techniques. To be successful, the CDF needs to discover why Boutin did what he did. Jared Dirac is the single human who offers solutions -- a superhuman hybrid, produced from Boutin's DNA, Jared's mind can be in a position to entry Boutin's digital stories. but if the reminiscence transplant seems to be to fail, Jared is given to the Ghost Brigades. At first, Jared is an ideal soldier, yet as Boutin's stories slowly floor, Jared starts off to intuit the reason's for Boutin's betrayal. As Jared desperately hunts for his "father," he should also come to grips along with his personal offerings. Time is operating out: The alliance is getting ready its offensive, and a few of them plan worse issues than humanity's mere army defeat…

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The Tar-Aiym Krang (Pip & Flinx, Book 2) by Alan Dean Foster

By Alan Dean Foster

Moth was once a gorgeous planet, the one one with wings—two nice golden clouds suspended in area round it.
Here used to be a wide-open international for any enterprise a guy may possibly scheme. The planet attracted unwary tourists, hardened space-sailors, and service provider buccaneers—a teeming, continuously transferring horde that supplied a comfy source of revenue for definite quick-witted fellows like Flinx and his puppy flying snake Pip. together with his extraordinary abilities, the pickings have been effortless sufficient in order that Flinx didn't have to be dishonest… many of the time.
In truth, it infrequently appeared cheating in any respect to thieve a starmap from a useless physique that didn't really want it anymore. yet Flinx wasn't particularly clever sufficient. He must have questioned why the physique was once useless within the first place…

Originally released 1972 via Del Rey.

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