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Sheffield, Charles


Starfire (Bantam Spectra Book)

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Author: Charles Sheffield
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The end draws nigh....

Earth has been ravaged by galactic disaster--but the real devastation is yet to come.

The year is 2053, and Earth has barely recovered from the Alpha Centauri supernova that destroyed much of the planet's infrastructure. Now the supernova's residual effect--a storm of high-energy particles--is racing toward Earth, and an international effort has been launched out of the Sky City space colony to save the planet. But the controversial plan--to build a giant protective shield for Earth--is falling dangerously behind schedule. A series of unexplained murders has disrupted the Sky City workforce, so much so that a brilliant but monstrous criminal has been enlisted to track down the Sky City killer.

Then comes more startling news. Evidence indicates that the original supernova was caused deliberately, and that the lethal particle storm will arrive sooner than anyone expected. But who--or what--tried to destroy the Earth? And will the answer come in time to save it from its final apocalypse?

The sky is falling--again. Following up on 1998's excellent Aftermath, Starfire subjects planet Earth to yet another cosmic blast from the Alpha Centauri supernova. But while the blast that hit Earth in Aftermath simply cooked the Southern hemisphere and knocked out unshielded technology with a flash of gamma rays, this wave promises to do some real damage, with a sleet of trillion-nuclei bundles moving at one-tenth the speed of light.

Warned by the first catastrophe, Earth began building an electromagnetic shield out of the orbiting Sky City station to divert the incoming apocalypse. But not only will the storm come earlier than expected, the carnage may be worse than anyone imagined--preliminary data shows that the supernova was no accident, and that the wave of particles may in fact be a beam. Crackerjack hard-SF author Charles Sheffield brings back much of the cast of Aftermath for this suspenseful, well-paced follow-up, the two most satisfying returnees being sociopath-savant Oliver Guest and his former patient Seth Parsigian. In the book's subplot, the brilliant Guest and gruff Parsigian must team up to solve a string of grisly child murders on Sky City that threatens to push the shield project even further behind schedule. --Paul Hughes

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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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Borderlands of Science: How to Think Like a Scientist and Write Science Fiction

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Author: Charles Sheffield

WELCOME TO THE FARTHEST FRONTIERS OF KNOWLEDGE.... Present-day science, as Carl Sagan observed, is more like science fiction than most science fiction. Where does the dividing line lie today? Charles Sheffield, an internationally respected scientist and an equally renowned science fiction writer, whom The Washington Post and others have compared to Arthur C. Clarke, surveys with an expert eye the current state of physics, astronomy, chemistry, biology, computers, and other fields, and brings the reader up to date on just how strange the universe is turning out to be. When exploring strange territory, a knowledgeable guide is a necessity. Fortunately, Dr. Sheffield is eminently qualified to explain the nature of the new mysteries which science is just beginning to explore. The readers will be in good hands as they are taken on an expertly guided tour of the BORDERLANDS OF SCIENCE

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Transvergence (Heritage Universe)

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Author: Charles Sheffield

The Zardalu had been the greatest menace in the galaxy until they became extinct. But a Zardalu horde has just awakened from suspended animation, ready and able to resume conquering and destroying. . . .

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Between the Strokes of Night

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Author: Charles Sheffield

By leaving their home planet after the final nuclear war, a group of young people live to see the spectacular series of scientific advances and human tribulations of the near and far future.


Higher Education: A Jupiter Novel

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Author: Charles Sheffield
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When a misfired practical joke gets him kicked out of school, Rick Luban thinks he has nowhere to go but down. Instead, he gets a second chance - and a whole new life - when he signs up for a career in asteroid mining. Life in space proves more challenging than Rick expected. Competition is heated between the new recruits of Vanguard Mining, and the harsh realities of space allow absolutely no room for error. On his way to a brighter future, Rick faces ever more demanding tests, as well as the very real dangers of sabotage and murder.

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Space Suits: Being the Selected Legal Papers of Waldo Burmeister and Henry Carver, Attorneys-At-Law

Space Suits: Being the Selected Legal Papers of Waldo Burmeister and Henry Carver, Attorneys-At-Law Lowest new price: $10.63
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Author: Charles Sheffield


Proteus Manifest (Includes Sight of Proteus & Proteus Unbound)

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Author: Charles Sheffield

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Georgia on My Mind and Other Places

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Author: Charles Sheffield

Georgia on My Mind and Other Places is a brilliant collection of visionary short fiction by Charles Sheffield, author of The Ganymede Club and Godspeed. It includes the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning title story, as well as other widely praised works.

Charles Sheffield has been publishing "hard SF" since 1977, and he has been widely touted for his impeccable scientific accuracy and foresight. But more importantly, Sheffield is a wonderful story teller who has the ability to make his characters and the worlds they live in resonate with readers. This literary one-two punch is the showcase of Sheffield's latest short story collection, which contains fourteen of his stories written between 1987-94. While the Nebula Award-winning title story "Georgia on My Mind" is clearly the centerpiece here, these are all first-rate tales by one of SF's finest writers.

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The Ganymede Club

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Author: Charles Sheffield

In the years following the Great War and the death of half the human race, Lola Belman, a therapist on Ganymede, meets a patient whose past is a mystery, and a dangerous group will stop at nothing to keep Lola from exploring the past and discovering their existence. Reprint.

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