For Kivrin, preparing an on-site study of one of the deadliest eras in humanity's history was as simple as receiving inoculations against the diseases of the fourteenth century and inventing an alibi for a woman traveling alone.
In this Nebula winning novel, when an alien magician steals technology and takes it to his carnival-like planet to rule as master, earth must send a person to recover it in secret and without force.
A young prince joins forces with a master wizard on a journey to discover a cause and remedy for the loss of magic in Earthsea.
In this Nebula Award winning novel, written by a former Vietnam War medical officer, a dying Vietnamese wizard gives a nurse with conflicted loyalties and a mission the power to read true emotions.
Leo Graf was an effective engineer ...Safety Regs weren't just the rule book he swore by; he'd helped write them. All that changed on his assignment to the Cay Habitat. Leo was profoundly uneasy with the corporation exploitation of his bright new students.
When night falls over the Yucatan, the archaeologists lay down their tools. But while her colleagues relax, Elizabeth Butler searches for shadows. A famous scientist with a reputation for eccentricity, she carries a strange secret.
In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: The Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War. Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered, but again the aliens' ways are strange and frightening... again, humans die. And it is only the Speaker for the Dead, who is also Ender Wiggin the Xenocide, who has the courage to confront the mystery... and the truth.
In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine.
Twenty years ago, it was as if someone turned on a light. The future blazed into existence with each deliberate word that William Gibson laid down. The winner of Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K.
David Brin's Uplift novels are among the most thrilling and extraordinary science fiction ever written. Sundiver, Startide Rising, and The Uplift War--a New York Times bestseller--together make up one of the most beloved sagas of all time.
Joshua has always dreamed of pre-historic Africa and of our earliest ancestors. He will get to live his dreams.
The second volume of "The Book of the New Sun": The torturer Severian continues his journey of exile to the city Thrax, carrying with him the ancient executioner's sword and the Claw of the Conciliator, a gem of extraterrestrial power and beauty which no one man is meant to possess.
The author of Tides of Light offers his Nebula Award-winning SF classic -- a combination of hard science, bold speculation, and human drama.
Renowned structural engineer Dr. Vannevar Morgan seeks to link Earth to the stars -- through the construction of a space elevator connecting to an orbiting satellite 22,300 miles from the planet's surface.
This is the haunting story of an extraordinary woman and her dangerous quest to reclaim her healing powers. Revered healer Snake must undertake a journey in search of the dreamsnake, whose bite eases the fear and pain of death.
Gateway opened on all the wealth of the Universe...and on reaches of unimaginable horror. When prospector Bob Broadhead went out to Gateway on the Heechee spacecraft, he decided he would know which was the right mission to make him his fortune.
In this Nebula Award winning novel, the space program, under pressure and with a glitch in its computers, tries to grotesquely alter an astronaut so that he can live unaided on the surface of Mars.
He went off to war, but the Earth he came back to wasn't the one he left behind. Man has taken to the stars. Deep in space, humans discover the fearsome Taurans after a transport ship is destroyed.
Centuries ago, the moon Anarres was settled by utopian anarchists who left the Earthlike planet Urras in search of a better world, a new beginning.
The first images, from 10000 km away, brought a halt to all activities of mankind. On a billion TV screens, a tiny cylinder grew rapidly second by second. Everyone knew it wasn't a natural object. First book in Clarke's Rama series.
Only a few know the terrifying truth--an outcast Earth scientist, a rebellious alien inhabitant of a dying planet, a lunar-born human intuitionist who senses the imminent annihilation of the Sun. They know the truth--but who will listen?
Three thousand years after Earth's colonization of the planet Borthan, stories of self-serving hypocrisy that occurred among the first arrivals have bred a culture that forbids emotional sharing and denies the naturally human concept of "self." The result is a lasting peace, but at a terrible price.
Four travelers explore a gigantic world in the shape of a ring in this Hugo and Nebula award winning science fiction novel.
Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards: A groundbreaking work of science fiction, The Left Hand of Darkness tells the story of a lone human emissary to Winter, an alien world whose inhabitants can change their gender.
Mia Havero's Ship is a small closed society. It tests its children by casting them out to live or die in a month of Trial in the hostile wilds of a colony world.