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Sheffield, Charles


The McAndrew Chronicles

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Author: Charles Sheffield

Meet McAndrew. Einstein came close. Heisenberg and Dirac too. But not since Newton has any human had such insight into the nature of reality. And like Newton, McAndrew doesn't just think: he invents things, things like inertialess drives and interstellar spaceships. Unfortunately for his favorite fieldtester, not even McAndrew's inventions always work right the first time, and when you're four light years from Earth that can be a problem. It's a good thing the beautiful and daring Jeannie Roker brought McAndrew along for a little warmth in the cold depths of space.


Fantastic Stories, July 1978 (Vol. 27, No. 2)

Fantastic Stories, July 1978 (Vol. 27, No. 2) Lowest used price: $5.00
Author: Robert F. Young

July, 1978. Cover by Stephen Fabian for "The Journal of Nathaniel Worth" by Robert F. Young. Other stories include "The Last Rainbow" by Parke Godwin, "The Chill of Distant Laughter" by Sherwood Springer, "The Treasure of Odirex" by Charles Sheffield, "Prowl" by Barry N. Malzberg, "David's Friend, the Hole" by Grania Davis, "What Weighs 8000 Pounds and Wears Red Sneakers?" by by Jack C. Haldeman II, and "Send Us a Planet" by David R. Bunch. Also, book reviews by Fritz Leiber and editorial by Ted White. Interior artwork by Fabian, Staton, Gleeson, Moon, Rodak. Edited by Ted White.

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Sight of Proteus

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Author: Charles Sheffield

In the 22nd century, research involving form-changing experiments could save humankind.

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Resurgence

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Author: Charles Sheffield

Even though he has deciphered the ancient mysteries of the huge Artifacts and conquered the warlike Zardalu, Hans Rebka is faced with yet another challenge when a mysterious force begins destroying stellar systems, forcing Rebka and his band of humans and aliens to save the galaxy.

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Transcendence (Heritage Universe)

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Author: Charles Sheffield

The search for the Builders, the legendary alien race whose unfathomable constructs continued to perplex scholars and explorers alike, had led Builder expert Darya Lang, adventurer Hans Rebka, and treasure hunters Louis Nenda and Atvar H'sial to an unknown Builder artifact far outside the spiral arm. There they found the Zardalu, once the greatest menace ever known to the worlds of the spiral arm, enslaving entire races and exterminating others, guided by an unswerving belief in their own supremacy. The only chance to eliminate the Zardalu threat was to wipe them all out before they had time to breed back up to strength and once again threaten civilized beings everywhere. But as they closed in, it was becoming clear that the Zardalu and their world were closely entwined with the fate--and the plans--of the Builders themselves.

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Divergence (The Heritage Universe)

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Author: Charles Sheffield
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For millennia, humankind and the other intelligent races have studied the bizarre and unfathomable constructs of the legendary beings known as the Builders. But still, they are no closer to figuring out who--or what--the Builders were, or where they have gone. For Darya Lang, who has single-handedly cataloged their artifacts for the rest of the universe, finding the Builders has been a life-long dream. To Louis Nenda and the Cecropian Atvar H'sial, the Builder artifacts represent a once-in-a-lifetime shot at untold wealth, and adventurer Hans Rebka has his own dreams of unraveling their mystery. Then, on the world called Quake, during a period of planetary upheaval known as Summertide, a small group of humans and aliens witness the culmination of all those years of watching and waiting as the planet opens up--and something comes out.

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Convergence (Heritage Universe Series)

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Author: Charles Sheffield

The discovery of an ancient alien technology known as the Artifacts enables the human race to jump from galaxy to galaxy, but when a strange new Artifact emerges and changes all the other Artifacts, chaos ensues. Original.

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The Spheres of Heaven

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Author: Charles Sheffield

Pacifist aliens who hold Earth under quarantine want Chan Dalton to find out why their starships are disappearing. But the aliens are opposed to taking intelligent life, even in self-defense. When Dalton discovers hostile invaders, he must choose between fighting, losing the stars forever, or letting the enemy destroy Earth.

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The Borderlands Of Science

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Author: Charles Sheffield

The science fiction writer explores the territories that science is just beginning to penetrate, in a prescient book about the future of scientific inquiry

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How To Save The World

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Author: Charles Sheffield

Outrageous times call for outrageous measures. From the terraforming of Titan to viruses that alter wrongdoers' DNA, from legalized electronic dueling to contraceptives that select for sex, here is a fistful of provocative, engaging, and above all entertaining tales of Big Science brought to bear on the woes of the world.

Do desperate times call for desperate measures? Charles Sheffield asked a bunch of writers who commonly speculate about the future's fringe to consider how to save the world from its most debilitating disease--humanity. James P. Hogan imagines a future where anyone can be killed instantly if five others agree that the offending person should die. The result is an amazingly polite and courteous (if terrified) society. Geoffrey Landis indulges the idea that altering DNA to eliminate our differences might look like a good solution to racism, at least to an earnest group of biotech wizards. Other authors, such as Larry Niven, Kathe Koja, and Jerry Pournelle, offer visions of humans leaving Earth altogether, of extreme sex selection to reduce the population, and of legalized virtual dueling. Almost every reader will find something alarming somewhere in this collection, which means How to Save the World is jam-packed with food for thought.

In the introduction Sheffield writes, "Unfortunately, we, as a species, are on our own. We have no friendly advisor looking over our shoulder." But let's hope that we can come up with some less extreme solutions than the scenarios offered here. --Therese Littleton


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