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    2018

    A Fall of Moondust (S.F. MASTERWORKS)

    Фантастика , Зарубежная литература
    The moon is colonized by earthlings and assimilates confidently. Even Earth-Moon tourist flights and the route of the Sea of ??Thirst filled with lunar dust are organized, along which a special ship-dust is plying.Despite the fact that the tectonic processes on the Moon have long ceased, Earth's satellite can still present unpleasant surprises. This was confirmed by Patrice Harris, the captain of the Selenas, and his stewardess Susan Wilkins, when the airborne together with the crew and tourists was under the surface of the dust, hitting the place of the gas bubble that had been accumulating for thousands of years in the bowels of the Moon.The search for the missing dust was organized, which was eventually found with the help of thermal imagers, and then the rescuers led by the chief engineer Lawrence began to solve an extremely unconventional task - to find ways to extract people from the lunar dust that combined the worst properties of dust and water, The surface of the Moon is a vacuum, and the place of the catastrophe is sufficiently far from the lunar settlements.At the same time, the crew and tourists of the Selena began to struggle first with boredom in a confined space, then with emergency situations on board: overheating due to the lack of heat release into the environment, then - with the failure of chemical sinks of carbon dioxide, then with the subsidence of the body of the dust, and, finally, with the fire.People successfully saved. Patrick and Susan fell in love, but the captain, whom Luna tried to kill, decided to fly interplanetary ships.

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    2018

    War of the Worlds (SF Masterworks)

    Фантастика , Зарубежная литература
    So begins H. G. Wells' classic novel in which Martian lifeforms take over planet Earth. As the Martians emerge, they construct giant killing machines - armed with heatrays - that are impervious to attack. Advancing upon London they destroy everything in their path. Everything, except the few humans they collect in metal traps.Victorian England is a place in which the steam engine is state-of-the-art technology and powered flight is just a dream. Mankind is helpless against the killing machines from Mars, and soon the survivors are left living in a new stone age.

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    2018

    A Scanner Darkly (SF Masterworks)

    Фантастика , Зарубежная литература
    Substance D - otherwise known as Death - is the most dangerous drug ever to find its way on to the black market. It destroys the links between the brain's two hemispheres, leading first to disorentation and then to complete and irreversible brain damage.Bob Arctor, undercover narcotics agent, is trying to find a lead to the source of supply, but to pass as an addict he must become a user and soon, without knowing what is happening to him, he is as dependent as any of the addicts he is monitoring.

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    2018

    Doomed City (SF Masterworks)

    Фантастика , Зарубежная литература
    It is a mysterious city whose sun is switched on in the morning and switched off at night, bordered by an abyss on one side and an impossibly high wall on the other. Its inhabitants are people who were plucked from twentieth-century history at various times and places and left to govern themselves, advised by Mentors whose purpose seems inscrutable. This is life in the Experiment.Andrei Voronin, a young astronomer plucked from Leningrad in the 1950s, is a die-hard believer in the Experiment, even though his first job in the city is as a garbage collector. As increasingly nightmarish scenarios begin to affect the city, he rises through the political hierarchy, with devastating effect.

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    2018

    Invisible Man (SF Masterworks)

    Фантастика , Зарубежная литература
    THE INVISIBLE MAN tells the story of Griffin, a brilliant and obsessed scientist dedicated to achieving invisibility. Taking whatever action is necessary to keep his incredible discovery safe, he terrorises the local village where he has sought refuge. Wells skilfully weaves the themes of science, terror and pride as the invisible Griffin gradually loses his sanity and, ultimately, his humanity.

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    2016

    The Man Who Fell to Earth

    Фантастика , Зарубежная литература
    Thomas Jerome Newton is an extraterrestrial from the planet Anthea, which has been devastated by a series of nuclear wars, and whose inhabitants are twice as intelligent as human beings. When he lands on Earth - in Kentucky, disguised as a human - it's with the intention of saving his own people from extinction. Newton patents some very advanced Anthean technology, which he uses to amass a fortune. He begins to build a spaceship to help the last 300 Antheans migrate to Earth. Meanwhile, Nathan Bryce, a chemistry professor in Iowa, is intrigued by some of the new products Newton's company brings to the market, and already suspects Newton of being an alien. As Bryce and the FBI close in, Newton finds his own clarity and sense of purpose diminishing.

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    2010

    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

    Проза
    War has left the Earth devastated. Through its ruins, bounty hunter Rick Deckard stalks, in search of the renegade replicants who are his prey. When he isn't 'retiring' them, he dreams of owning the ultimate status symbol - a live animal. Then Rick gets a big assignment: to kill six Nexus-6 targets, for a huge reward. But things are never that simple, and Rick's life quickly turns into a nightmare kaleidoscope of subterfuge and deceit.

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    2010

    Cat's Cradle

    Проза , Фантастика , Зарубежная литература
    Kurt Vonnegut's work starts, I'd suggest, from the axiom that the twentieth century he'd lived through was a time of such extremity that it can only be responded to with similar extremity. So the tools of his fiction are absurdity, exaggeration, caricature and, very often, apocalypse. Sometimes, he winds up using the tropes of science fiction to tell his stories, and sometimes not; but either way, they can best be understood as the response of a sane man to a world he felt was increasingly insane. Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007) seems to have wanted to write from early on in his life; he helped edit the student newspaper at Cornell University, and after World War II had spells as a journalist. But his most famous formative experience was when, as a captured US soldier in 1945, he witnessed the fire-bombing of Dresden - an event that became the basis for his book Slaughterhouse-Five (1969).

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    2009

    Lord of Light

    Фантастика , Зарубежная литература , Фэнтези
    A distant world where gods walk as men, but wield vast and hidden powers. Are they truly immortal? Who are these gods who rule the destiny of a teeming world? Their names include Brahma, Kali, Krishna and also he who was called Buddha, the Lord of Light, but who now prefers to be known simply as Sam.

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    2006

    Rendezvous with Rama

    Проза
    The enigmatic object christened Rama was detected while still outside the orbit of Jupiter, and a first radar contact at such a distance was unprecedented, indicating that Rama was of exceptional size. As it raced through the Solar System, it became apparent that Rama was a cylinder so geometrically perfect that it might have been turned on a gigantic lathe. Mankind was about to receive its first visitor from the stars. Формат издания: 13 см х 19,5 см.

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    2005

    The Penultimate Truth

    Фантастика , Зарубежная литература
    World War III is raging - or so the millions of people crammed in their underground tanks believe. For fiteen years, subterranean humanity has been fed on daily broadcasts of a never-ending nuclear destruction, sustained by a belief in the all powerful Protector. Now someone has gone to the surface and found no destruction, no war. The authorities have been telling a massive lie. Now the search begins to find out why. Формат: 12,5 см x 19,5 cм.

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    2001

    The Lathe of Heaven

    Кинороманы , Фэнтези , Зарубежная литература
    George Orr is in most respects a mild and unremarkable man, but he has an ability with which he can transform the world around him, for George's dreams alter reality. His psychiatrist, William Haber, at first sceptical, cannot resist using George's powers once he sees their effects - initially just to advance his own career, but then, gaining confidence, to try to change their overcrowded world into a more attractive place.

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    2001

    Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said

    Фантастика , Зарубежная литература
    Jason Taverner is a Six, the product of top secret government experiments forty years earlier which produced a handful of unnaturally bright and beautiful people. He is also a TV star, the prime-time idol of millions... until, explicably, all record of him disappears the data banks. Now he is a man with no identity, in a police state where everybody's records are monitored. Can he ever be rich and famous again... if, indeed, those memories are not illusions.