Pilgrimage to Earth

Pilgrimage to Earth by Robert Sheckley

Author: Robert Sheckley

Category: Science Fiction

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Science fiction tales from “one of the genre's leading humorists” (The New York Times Book Review).
In “Pilgrimage to Earth,” on a long-desired trip to the home planet, a young man finds a perfectly developed society and, finally, deep, true love—which, sadly, only lasts for a very limited time before the reset button removes all trace of it.
The fourteen other stories in this collection are “All the Things You Are,” “Trap,” “The Body,” “Early Model,” “Disposal Service,” “Human Man’s Burden,” “Fear in the Night,” “Bad Medicine,” “Protection,” “Earth, Air, Fire, and Water,” “Deadhead,” “The Academy,” “Milk Run,” and “The Lifeboat Mutiny.”
From the very beginning of his career, Robert Sheckley was recognized by fans, reviewers, and fellow authors as a master storyteller and the wittiest satirist working in the science fiction field. Open Road is proud to republish his acclaimed body of work, with nearly thirty volumes of full-length fiction and short story collections. Rediscover, or discover for the first time, a master of science fiction who, according to the New York Times, was “a precursor to Douglas Adams.”

Defiant Space

Author: Richard Rimington

Category: Science Fiction

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A planet desperate to survive. A starship with monstrous enemies. Can a mission into the unknown prevent catastrophe?

The crew of Fidelity are the only hope to save their planet from destruction - one starship against the galaxy.

When an armada of predatory vessels come to annex their world, the inhabitants of planet Vale Reach must confront the fearsome dangers that plague their galaxy. Unknown terrors stalk through the uncharted depths of space, ready to crush their homeworld and enslave their people. A lone starship is sent on an impossible journey. But is it already too late?

Caladon Heit wants to prevent the end of everything he knows. Together, the crew of Fidelity must fight to overcome the ferocious marauders and brutal empires that seek to hunt them down.

In space, they encounter a harsh and unforgiving environment. Hideous enemies await them behind every moon and asteroid. Their mission demands sacrifices from all the ship's crew to reach its destination. Will they emerge with their starship intact? Or will Fidelity and their homeworld be annihilated?

This is the first novel in the Infinite Void Series.About the series:

Infinite Void is a science fiction space-opera series, focused on a far future galaxy of dysfunctional cyberpunk empires and frontier societies.

Danger and suspense fill each exhilarating encounter. Many brave souls will fail. Only a tenacious few will reach their goals, and achieve unimaginable power.

All will bear witness to the wonders and terrors brought by mankind’s inevitable transformation.

The next stage of human evolution faces chaos.

More books are to come in the Infinite Void series.

Interstellar Mage

Author: Glynn Stewart

Category: Science Fiction

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Deal starts: January 26, 2023

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Mars destroyed his ship — but gave him a new one.Mars drafted his Mage — for the good of humanity!He should have known that wouldn’t be the end of it…

Captain David Rice has a new ship, a new crew, and a new set of Jump Mages to carry him between the stars. All he wants is to haul cargo, make money and keep his head down.His past, however, is not so willing to let him go. An old enemy is reaching out from beyond the grave to destroy any chance of peace or life for Captain Rice—and old friends are only making things more complicated!All he wants is to be a businessman, but as the death toll mounts he must decide what is more important: his quiet life or the peace humanity has enjoyed for centuries…

A Thousand Faces

A Thousand Faces by Janci Patterson

Author: Janci Patterson

Category: Science Fiction

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In the world of high-stakes espionage, it pays to be able to change your face.
And that’s just what sixteen-year-old Jory and her family of shape-shifting spies can do—alter their faces and bodies to look like anyone. Jory is in training to be a full member of the family business—when she can convince her parents to let her help with their elaborate cons.
But when Jory’s parents go missing on the job, Jory is thrown into a world of secrets, lies, and stolen identities that will put all her training to the test. Jory’s always wanted to be a member of the team—
But saving her family may be the most difficult job of all.
Other Praise for A THOUSAND FACES:
Read the thriller that #1 NYT bestseller James Dashner calls "a fantastic book" and #1 NYT bestseller Brandon Sanderson calls "hands down one of my favorite novels of the year."
"A Thousand Faces is a well-plotted race of a story with fantastic world building. A paranormal Mission Impossible for teens, Jory's world and story are so meticulously parsed together they make you want to look twice at every face you see on the street."
-- Aprilynne Pike, #1 NYT bestselling author of the Wings series
"A Thousand Faces is one of those rare books that can include heartbreaking and swoon-worthy romance and equally skillful action and suspense. It's a terrific novel."
-Robison Wells, author of the Blackout series
"A THOUSAND FACES is the YA thriller I've been waiting for: a fantastic, troubled heroine, struggling with an incredible power she only barely controls, trapped in a web of supernatural espionage where she can't trust anyone. The pace is quick, the intrigue is devious, and the magic is absolutely fascinating. A brilliant combination of romance, science fiction, and the supernatural."
-Dan Wells, author of the Partials Series

Colony One

Colony One by Tarah Benner

Author: Tarah Benner

Category: Science Fiction

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Colony One is prepared for anything — except the saboteur who's already on board.
For Jonah Wyatt, the Space Force is his last shot at a military career. After years leading an elite task force, he was discharged from the army and stuck working one menial job after another. Now this disgraced combat specialist is headed to space. He's tasked with training his own unit aboard Elderon: colony one.
Nobody bothered to tell him it would be a squad of white-hat hackers and intel eggheads who are definitely not Space Force material. One recruit is Maggie Barnes — an undercover reporter who was brought on board as a member of the press corps. Her job is to create fluffy corporate propaganda that paints the colony as a futuristic utopia, but Maggie can't follow the rules once she gets wind of a story.
When Maggie gets a tip from an unknown source, she realizes Elderon is not at all what it seems. As she gets closer to unraveling the conspiracy, Sergeant Wyatt begins to suspect that there's a spy on board. The saboteur has been with them all along, and he's been building an army of his own.
What Readers Are Saying:
"Brilliant, exciting and engaging."
"The world-building is a fascinating effort of plausible, near-future science."
"This book takes you on a wild ride with reporters, white hat hackers, space military and spies."
"I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. Can't wait for the next one...Tarah Benner is my new favorite author."

Interstellar Mage

Author: Glynn Stewart

Category: Science Fiction

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Deal starts: January 24, 2023

Deal ends: January 24, 2023

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Mars destroyed his ship — but gave him a new one.Mars drafted his Mage — for the good of humanity!He should have known that wouldn’t be the end of it…

Captain David Rice has a new ship, a new crew, and a new set of Jump Mages to carry him between the stars. All he wants is to haul cargo, make money and keep his head down.His past, however, is not so willing to let him go. An old enemy is reaching out from beyond the grave to destroy any chance of peace or life for Captain Rice—and old friends are only making things more complicated!All he wants is to be a businessman, but as the death toll mounts he must decide what is more important: his quiet life or the peace humanity has enjoyed for centuries…