|C. J. Cherryh||Heavy Time||Company Wars||Hardcover|
|C. J. Cherryh||Cyteen||Genetic manipulation, murder, intrigue and politics are just part of the story of a young scientist in this substantial book. C. J. Cherryh, who won the 1989 Hugo Award for this novel, following on her Hugo Award-winning Downbelow Station, offers another ambitious work. A geneticist is murdered by an adviser, but the scientist is replicated in the lab, leaving a prodigy who attempts to chart a different fate. The book is intense and complex yet always presented with the flow of true storytelling.||Paperback|
|C. J. Cherryh||Voyager in Night||A human space crew's collision with an alien ship ends in death-and rebirth.... "Suspenseful...and fresh." -New York Times "Intelligent space adventure and an intriguing psychological novel...thoughtful, original." -Chicago Sun-Times --This text refers to the Kindle Edition edition.||Paperback|
|C. J. Cherryh||The Tree of Swords and Jewels (Ealdwood Duology)||"Cherryh continues the chilling fantasy begun in THE DREAMSTONE with the same expert craftsmanship and unearthly atmosphere... Readers gripped by the conflicts of THE DREAMSTONE must read this masterful sequel." -Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Review "Once you start this book you won't rest until you've finished. Cherryh belongs on the same shelf with Ursula Le Guin and Patricia McKillip; she is one of our finest imaginative novelists." -Kliatt --This text refers to the Kindle Edition edition.||Paperback|
|C. J. Cherryh||Finity's End||Finity's End falls after Merchanter's Luck but before Tripoint in the lineup of C.J. Cherryh's Merchanter novels (part of the author's award-winning Alliance/Union universe). It resumes the story of Fletcher Neihart, an orphan and unwanted foster child who, against his will, joins the crew of the legendary merchanter ship Finity's End. As Neihart struggles to find his place both on the ship and in the world, the ship undertakes a mission critical to the continuing peace between the Earth, Alliance, and Union factions.||Hardcover|
|C. J. Cherryh||Downbelow Station (Alliance-Union Universe)||“Cherryh has created her strongest character and her best novel in a story of space exploration, colonization, and war.”
—Questar --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.||Paperback|
|C. J. Cherryh||Wave without a Shore||"Cherryh has written an enigmatic but effective tale about the nature of reality that is both moving and thought-provoking. As usual, it is well-written and a pleasure to read." -Library Journal --This text refers to the Kindle Edition edition.||Paperback|
|C. J. Cherryh||Cuckoo's Egg||Hardcover|
|C. J. Cherryh||Foreigner||Foreigner Sequence||Set on an alien world where the descendants of humans marooned in a long-ago starship accident live segregated from the indigenous atevi on a remote island, this polished and sophisticated tale from the popular author of Hestia addresses the complicated issue of how humans might have to compromise to survive on a planet where they are barely tolerated by the original, humanoid inhabitants. When Bren Cameron, given the name paidhi because he is the only human allowed to mingle with the atevi , survives an assault by an atevi assassin, the shaky detente between the human enclave and the alien society is threatened. Subjected to kidnapping, imprisonment and psychological torture, Cameron finds himself caught between rival factions of atevi as he must grapple with both human and alien xenophobia and with the insidious influence of human technology and culture on an extraterrestrial society. Three-time Hugo-winner Cherryh's gift for conjuring believable alien cultures is in full force here, and her characters, including the fascinatingly unpredictable atevi , are brought to life with a sure and convincing hand.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.||Hardcover|
|C. J. Cherryh||Rimrunners||Bet Yeager's shady past remains a carefully guarded secret aboard the Union spaceship Loki until an encounter with Mazian pirates forces her to reveal her intimate knowledge of their methods. Set in the same universe as Cyteen ( LJ 5/15/88), Cherryh's latest novel captures the acute sense of claustrophobia of men and women under pressure. Recommended.-- JC
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.||Paperback|
|C. J. Cherryh, Janet Morris||Gates of Hell||Paperback|
|C. J. Cherryh||The Pride of Chanur||Chanur||Hardcover|
|C. J. Cherryh||Chanur’s Homecoming (Chanur #4)||Chanur||Hardcover|
|G. K. Chesterton||The Man Who Was Thursday||Delicious, witty, fast-paced novel about a club of anarchists in turn-of-the-century London and a poet/sleuth who infiltrates their ranks. Inventive and ingenious story becomes a vehicle for Chesterton's brilliant social, religious, and philosophical speculations.||Paperback|
|Lincoln Child||Utopia||It takes a lot of chutzpah to give your novel the same title as one of the most famous novels in the history of English-language literature, even if the original novel didn't spawn a literary field or two (utopian and dystopian fiction) or become an everyday term for the perfect place to live on Earth. Yet there's a postmodern appropriateness to applying the title Utopia to a novel set in a theme park that uses cutting-edge technology to create Earth's most desirable fantasy place to visit. Like Westworld and Jurassic Park, Lincoln Child's Utopia is a near-future theme-park thriller, and like Michael Crichton, Child delivers an abundance of white-knuckle thrills, chills, and shocks.
Despite its remote location in the Nevada desert, the Utopia theme park receives 65,000 visitors daily. They never dream their lives may be in any real danger. However, some of the self-programming robots are becoming erratic, so park administrators quietly bring the robots' brilliant creator from the East Coast to fix the problem before it gets any worse. Dr. Andrew Warne brings his daughter, for he doesn't believe there is anything wrong with his creations. But on the day of their arrival, a mysterious band of ruthless criminals infiltrates not only the park, but its computerized systems. The unknown terrorists appear to control everything, from the simplest robot to the most dangerous ride. And if their demands aren't met, thousands of innocent park-goers will be killed. --Cynthia Ward --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.||Paperback|
|Rob Chilson||Rounded With Sleep||Paperback|
|Rob Chilson||Refuge (Issac Asimov's Robot City, No. 5)||Isaac Asimov’s Robot City||A man without memory, in a city of robots gone wild. At his side, a mysterious woman whose own identity he has reconstructed, and whose memories of him may be true or false. The young man calls himself Derec. In the shattering climax to his quest he discovers the shocking secret of his true identity. Tormented by a nightmarish disease, Derec must face the genius Dr. Avery, and compel him to reveal the truth!
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.||Paperback|
|Deborah Christian||Kar Kalim||Sorceress Inya, Lady of Moontooth and guardian of portals to other worlds, reluctantly accepts Murl Amrey as her student of magic. A disturbed young man, Amrey seemingly disappears on one of the worlds Inya has sent him to in order to retrieve a wizard stone. He returns years later as Kar Kalim, conqueror of the world, and takes Inya prisoner. In Amrey's lust for power, Inya realizes she is his mirror image and the only one who can stop him. Christian's insights into abuse of power make her second fantasy thriller (following Mainline, LJ 5/15/96) a rousing good morality tale. Recommended for fantasy collections.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.||Hardcover|
|Chris Claremont||First Flight||Drifting farther and farther from any hope of rescue after a band of marauding space pirates leave her defenseless ship a wreck, Lt. Nicole Shea and her desperate crew make contact, humankind's first contact, with alien life forms. Reissue."||Paperback|
|Thomas D. Clareson (ed.)||A Spectrum of Worlds||Hardcover|
|Brian J. Clark||The Expediter (Daw science fiction)||Paperback|
|Arthur C. Clarke||A Fall of Moondust||Paperback|
|Arthur C. Clarke||The Sentinel||Originally published in 1983, the "2001 Anniversary Edition" of Arthur C. Clarke's The Sentinel offers insight and commentary on 10 of Clarke's most notable short stories.
In Clarke's introduction, he explores why he became the kind of writer he did, and he offers a look at the very first paragraph he ever published--in 1933. This anthology spans three decades, beginning in 1946 with the second story he published, "The Rescue Party," and offers a chance to read some of the short stories that later germinated into his most spectacular works.
It's a special treat to be able to see the beginnings of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Childhood's End, along with Clarke's thoughts on how each story came about. The truly amazing thing is that Clarke's short fiction still holds up, by and large. It's unavoidable that time would catch up with Clarke, though. In fact, he almost apologetically reminds the reader that while "Jupiter V" is dated, Sputnik was still six years in the future when it was written in 1951.
While it would have been wonderful if Clarke had added an additional introduction about the human race's journey into 2001 and beyond for this special edition, that was not to be. His most recent words in this anthology were written in 1983. But that's a minor quibble. With exceptional illustrations by Lebbeus Woods, The Sentinel is a must-read, not only for Clarke fans, but for all readers of science fiction. --Kathie Huddleston --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.||Paperback|
|Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter||The Light of Other Days||The crowning achievement of any professional writer is to get paid twice for the same material: write a piece for one publisher and then tweak it just enough that you can turn around and sell it to someone else. While it's specious to accuse Stephen Baxter and Arthur C. Clarke of this, fans of both authors will definitely notice some striking similarities between Light of Other Days and other recent works by the two, specifically Baxter's Manifold: Time and Clarke's The Trigger.
The Light of Other Days follows a soulless tech billionaire (sort of an older, more crotchety Bill Gates), a soulful muckraking journalist, and the billionaire's two (separated since birth) sons. It's 2035, and all four hold ringside seats at the birth of a new paradigm-destroying technology, a system of "WormCams," harnessing the power of wormholes to see absolutely anyone or anything, anywhere, at any distance (even light years away). As if that weren't enough, the sons eventually figure out how to exploit a time-dilation effect, allowing them to use the holes to peer back in time.
For Baxter's part, the Light of Other Days develops another aspect of Manifold's notion that humanity might have to master the flow of time itself to avert a comparatively mundane disaster (yet another yawn-inducing big rock threatening to hit the earth); Clarke, just as he did with Trigger's anti-gun ray, speculates on how a revolutionary technology can change the world forever. --Paul Hughes --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.||Paperback|
|Arthur C. Clarke||Reach for Tomorrow||Paperback|