The Andre Norton megapack collects 15 works by the Grand Master of Science Fiction. Included are: "The People of the Crater" "The Gifts of Asti" "Plague Ship" "Star Born" "All Cats Are Gray" "The Time Traders" "Voodoo Planet" "Storm Over Warlock" "Star Hunter" "The Defiant Agents" "Key Out of Time" "Ralestone Luck" (historical) "Ride Proud, Rebel!" (historical) "Rebel Spurs" (historical) "Murders for Sale" (mystery) And don't forget to search this ebook store for "Megapack" to see other volumes in this series, from westerns to science fiction to ghost stories to mysteries...and many, many more!
Author: Andre Norton
Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
Andre Norton-Grand Mistress of science fiction-presents a grand tapestry of the far-flung interstellar future, in which the first starships from Earth have burst out into the universe . . . only to run straight into the restraining grasp of the stagnant alien federation known as Central Control. Only as interstellar mercenaries can humans go to the stars; the aliens who already dominate the galaxy allow no other recourse. But when Swordsman Third Class Kana Karr and his comrades-in-arms are betrayed and abandoned on a hostile world by their alien masters, the warriors from Earth begin a desperate but glorious march across a planet whose every sword is against them. Their actions may doom humanity's future . . . or lead the way to an empire of their own! Four thousand years later, galactic civilization is collapsing, and the underfunded crew of an exploration starship is forced to set down on an uncharted planet: a mysterious, abandoned world that is achingly beautiful-and hauntingly familiar. Ranger Sergeant Kartr, telepath and stellar Patrolman, searches with his crewmates for the source of a beacon which may mean escape for them all. What he finds is far stranger: the first clue to what may become the greatest revelation in galactic history! The defining events of future historyas only Andre Norton could tell them! At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
The Time Traders
Author: Andre Norton
Publisher: The Floating Press
Imagine a distant future when the ability to travel through time becomes a central part of each country's national security program. That's the premise of this fascinating sci-fi novel from author Andre Norton. The Time Traders zooms in on one such agent, Ross Murdock, who is tasked with the challenge of journeying through history to ensure that America gains access to cutting-edge space travel technology.
The Fourth Science Fiction MEGAPACK ®
Author: Isaac Asimov, Philip K. Dick, Mary A. Turzillo, E.C. Tubb, Murray Leinster, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Cynthia Ward, George H. Scithers, John Russell Fearn, Harry Harrison, Milton Lesser, Ayn Rand, Jason Andrew, Larry Hodges, Carmelo Rafala, Ray Cluley, John Gregory Betancourt, James C. Stewart, James K. Moran
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
The Fourth Science Fiction Megapack selects 25 more modern and classic science fiction stories, by talented authors new and old. Authors in this volume include: Mary A. Turzillo, E.C. Tubb, Murray Leinster, Philip K. Dick, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Jason Andrew, Henry Kuttner, Cynthia Ward, George H. Scithers and John Gregory Betancourt, Milton Lesser, John Russell Fearn, Harry Harrison, Isaac Asimov, Ayn Rand, and many more Complete contents "Zora and the Land Ethic Nomads," by Mary A. Turzillo "Food for Friendship," by E.C. Tubb "The Life Work of Professor Muntz," by Murray Leinster "Tiny and the Monster," by Theodore Sturgeon "Beyond Lies the Wub," by Philip K. Dick "Pictures Don’t Lie," by Katherine MacLean "The Big Trip Up Yonder," by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. "Storm Warning," by Donald A. Wollheim "The Application of Discipline," by Jason Andrew "Tom the Universe," by Larry Hodges "Wild Seed," by Carmelo Rafala "Tabula Rasa," by Ray Cluley "The Eyes of Thar," by Henry Kuttner "Regenesis," by Cynthia Ward "Not Omnipotent Enough," by George H. Scithers and John Gregory Betancourt "Plato’s Bastards," by James C. Stewart "Pen Pal," by Milton Lesser "Living Under the Conditions," by James K. Moran "The Arbiter," by John Russell Fearn "The Grandmother-Granddaughter Conspiracy," by Marissa Lingen "Top Secret," by David Grinnell "Living Under the Conditions," by James K. Moran "Sense of Obligation," by Harry Harrison "Angel's Egg," by Edgar Pangborn "Youth," by Isaac Asimov "Anthem," by Ayn Rand And don't forget to search this ebook store for more entries in the "Megapack" series -- covering Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Mysteries, Westerns, Cthulhu Mythos, and many other subjects.
Author: Andre Norton
Publisher: VM eBooks
PERFUMED PLANET Dane Thorson, Cargo-master-apprentice of the Solar Queen, Galactic Free Trader spacer, Terra registry, stood in the middle of the ship's cramped bather while Rip Shannon, assistant Astrogator and his senior in the Service of Trade by some four years, applied gobs of highly scented paste to the skin between Dane's rather prominent shoulder blades. The small cabin was thickly redolent with spicy odors and Rip sniffed appreciatively. "You're sure going to be about the best smelling Terran who ever set boot on Sargol's soil," his soft slur of speech ended in a rich chuckle. Dane snorted and tried to estimate progress over one shoulder. "The things we have to do for Trade!" his comment carried a hint of present embarrassment. "Get it well in--this stuff's supposed to hold for hours. It'd better. According to Van those Salariki can talk your ears right off your head and say nothing worth hearing. And we have to sit and listen until we get a straight answer out of them. Phew!" He shook his head. In such close quarters the scent, pleasing as it was, was also overpowering. "We would have to pick a world such as this--" Rip's dark fingers halted their circular motion. "Dane," he warned, "don't you go talking against this venture. We got it soft and we're going to be credit-happy--if it works out--"
Sargasso of Space
Author: Andre Norton
Publisher: Open Road Media
Stellar exploration—and depredation—in the exciting first novel in the Solar Queen series from a “superb storyteller” (The New York Times). In the future, venturing out into the stars is more than a way for humanity to chart the cosmos—it’s big business. Every time a new planet is discovered, the highest bidder gets first dibs with exclusive property rights for a year. Anything they can find, they can keep. The planet Limbo was considered a waste of rock to most, which is the only reason apprentice cargo master Dane Thorson and the rest of the crew of the Solar Queen could afford to bid on it. But they soon discover that Limbo is far from uninhabited, the Solar Queen is far from the first ship to explore it—and they can never leave . . . With her many beloved series, including the Solar Queen novels, Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master Andre Norton remains “one of the most popular authors of our time” (Publishers Weekly). Sargasso of Space is the 1st book in the Solar Queen Series, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
The Key of the Keplian
Author: Andre Norton, Lyn McConchie
All of Witch World knows to fear the hated, fire-eyed Keplian horses who lure riders to their deaths. All that is, save for one young Native American girl new to Witch World, who rescues a Keplian mare and her foal and discovers an awesome truth--the Keplians were created to serve light, not darkness, and to ride with humans. This is the first in a new trilogy.
Mission of Gravity
Author: Hal Clement
Mesklin is a vast, inhospitable, disc-shaped planet, so cold that its oceans are liquid methane and its snows are frozen ammonia. It is a world spinning dizzyingly, a world where gravity can be a crushing 700 times greater than Earth's, a world too hostile for human explorers. But the planet holds secrets of inestimable value, and an unmanned probe that has crashed close to one of its poles must be recovered. Only the Mesklinites, the small creatures so bizarrely adapted to their harsh environment, can help. And so Barlennan, the resourceful and courageous captain of the Mesklinite ship Bree, sets out on an heroic and appalling journey into the terrible unknown. For him and his people, the prize to be gained is as great as that for mankind... Hal Clement's MISSION OF GRAVITY is universally regarded as one of the most important and best loved novels in the genre. The remarkable and sympathetic depiction of an alien species and the plausible and scientifically based realisation of the strange world they inhabit make it a major landmark in the history of hard SF.
The Robert Sheckley Megapack presents 14 short stories and 1 novel by the author Neil Gaiman called "probably the best short-story writer during the '50s to the mid-1960s working in any field." Here are tales of adventure in strange futures, full of the wry wit and piercing characterizations that made Sheckley one of the great writers working in science fiction! "Robert Sheckley: the best short-story writer the field has produced." — Alan Dean Foster "I had no idea the competition was so terrifyingly good." — Douglas Adams Included in this volume are: WATCHBIRD THE STATUS CIVILIZATION ASK A FOOLISH QUESTION COST OF LIVING BAD MEDICINE DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY WARRIOR RACE THE HOUR OF BATTLE KEEP YOUR SHAPE WARM DEATH WISH BESIDE STILL WATERS FOREVER THE LEECH ONE MAN'S POISON And don't forget to search this ebook store for "Wildside Megapack" to see many more entries in this series, covering science fiction, fantasy, mysteries, westerns, classics, and much, much more!
Author: Hal Clement
Publisher: Orb Books
Discover MESKLIN - Gravity: 3g at the equator, 700g at the poles! Hal Clement is a Grand Master of SF, and the one most associated with the subgenre of hard SF. From his classic stories in Astounding in the 1940s through his novels of the 1950s and on to the recent Half Life, he has made a lasting impression on SF readers, and on writers, too. For many of them, Clement's work is the model of how to write hard SF, and this book contains the reasons why. Here are all the tales of bizarre, unforgettable Mesklin: the classic novel Mission of Gravity and its sequel, Star Light, as well as the short stories "Under"and "Lecture Demonstration." Also included is "Whirligig World," the famous essay Clement published in Astounding in 1953. It describes the rigorous process he used to create his intriguingly plausible high-gravity planet, with its odd flattened shape, its day less than eighteen minutes long, and its many-limbed, noble natives. Come to Mesklin and learn why The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction called Mission of Gravity "one of the best loved novels in SF." At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
The Philip K. Dick Megapack assembles no less than 15 classic science fiction stories by Philip K. Dick. Included are: INTRODUCTION: PHILIP K. DICK EXHIBIT PIECE BEYOND LIES THE WUB THE DEFENDERS THE CRYSTAL CRYPT BEYOND THE DOOR SECOND VARIETY THE EYES HAVE IT THE GUN THE VARIABLE MAN TONY AND THE BEETLES THE HANGING STRANGER THE SKULL PIPER IN THE WOODS MR. SPACESHIP STRANGE EDEN And don't forget to search this ebook store for "Wildside Megapack" (or just Megapack if Wildside Megapack doesn't work) to see all the entries in the Megapack series -- including volumes of science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, westerns, and much, much more!
Fantasy's finest tale-spinners present a brand-new collection of four-legged fiction that will catapult our favorite felines into space, time, and the many realms of the fantastic.
2016 Nebula Award finalist for Best Novelette From Fran Wilde, the Andre Norton and Compton Crook Award-winning author of Updraft. The kingdom in the Valley has long sheltered under the protection of its Jewels and Lapidaries, the people bound to singing gemstones with the power to reshape hills, move rivers, and warp minds. That power has kept the peace and tranquility, and the kingdom has flourished. Jewel Lin and her Lapidary Sima may be the last to enjoy that peace. The Jeweled Court has been betrayed. As screaming raiders sweep down from the mountains, and Lapidary servants shatter under the pressure, the last princess of the Valley will have to summon up a strength she’s never known. If she can assume her royal dignity, and if Sima can master the most dangerous gemstone in the land, they may be able to survive. “The central fantastical idea is pretty cool... nicely written... I suspect the world it’s set in might yield more fine stories.” – Locus At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Fredric Brown (1906-1972), one of science fiction's greatest masters from the Golden Age, is famous for his many classic short stories -- quite a few of which are presented here, including "Arena," "Knock," "Earthmen Bearing Gifts," "The Star Mouse," and many more. The 32 tales of science fiction and fantasy assembled in this massive volume include: ARENA EXPERIMENT KEEP OUT HAPPY ENDING HALL OF MIRRORS EARTHMEN BEARING GIFTS IMAGINE IT DIDN'T HAPPEN RECESSIONAL EINE KLEINE NACHTMUSIK PUPPET SHOW NIGHTMARE IN YELLOW JAYCEE PI IN THE SKY ANSWER THE GEEZENSTACKS KNOCK REBOUND THE STAR MOUSE ABOMINABLE LETTER TO A PHOENIX NOT YET THE END ARMAGEDDON OF TIME AND EUSTACE WEAVER RECONCILIATION NOTHING SIRIUS PATTERN THE YEHUDI PRINCIPLE COME AND GO MAD SENTRY ETAOIN SHRDLU THE END NOW AVAILABLE: The Second Fredric Brown Megapack! (Search this ebook store for the companion volume, with another great set of Fredric Brown tales!) And don't forget to search this ebook store for ʺWildside Press Megapackʺ to see more entries in this great series (including "The Second Fredric Brown Megapack"), covering classic authors and subjects like mysteries, science fiction, westerns, ghost stories -- and much, much more!