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John Brunner - A ​kozmosz hiénái
Az ​emberlakta bolygók között bármelyik pillanatban kitörhet a háború, amely eldönti, ki szerzi meg az uralmat a Galaxis fölött. Senki nem sejti, hogy eközben a csillagok között megbújva idegen lények készülődnek az új világok meghódítására, és már csak a megfelelő alkalomra várnak...

John Brunner - Web ​of Everywhere
He ​was 'The Visitor' . . . in a society revolutionised and troubled by a transportation device that let you walk through a door and be anywhere in the world - instantly. He was 'The Visitor' . . . at a time when unauthorised travel had caused the violent deaths of countless millions and the survivors were quaking in fear. He was 'The Visitor' . . . in a world where the invasion of privacy was the ultimate crime and where his obsession with visiting places where he had no right to be led him on a perilous adventure towards his own destruction.

John Brunner - Polymath
Colonising ​a new planet requires much more than just settling on a newly discovered island of Old Earth. New planets were different in thousands of ways, different from Earth and from each other. Any of those differences could mean death and disaster to a human settlement. When a ship filled with refugees from a cosmic catastrophe crash-landed on such an unmapped world, their outlook was precarious. Their ship was lost, salvage had been minor, and everything came to depend on one bright young man accidentally among them. He was a trainee planet-builder. It would have been his job to foresee all the problems necessary to set up a safe home for humanity. But the problem was that he was a mere student - and he had been studying the wrong planet.

John Brunner - The ​Shockwave Rider
One ​man has made it his mission to liberate the mental prisoners. to restore their freedom in a world run mad. Nickie Halflinger, the only person to escape from Tarnover- where they raise hyper-intelligent children to maintain the political dominance of the USA in the 21st century – is on the run, dodging from loophole to crevice to crack in the computerised data-net that binds the continent like chains. After years of flight and constant changes of identity, at the strange small town called Precipice he discovers he is not alone in his quest. But can his new allies save him when he falls again into the sinister grasp of Tarnover...?

John Brunner - The ​Stardroppers
A ​Stardropper got its name from the belief that the user was eavesdropping on the stars. But that was only a guess ... nobody really knew what the instrument did. The instrument itself made no sense scientifically. A conventional earpiece, an amplifier, a power source -- all attached to a small vacuum box, an alnico magnet, and a calibrated "tuner". What you got from all this was some very extraordinary noises and the conviction that you were listening to beings from space and could almost understand what you were hearing. What brought Special Agent Dan Cross into the stardropper problem was the carefully censored news that users of the instrument had begun to disappear. They popped out of existence suddenly -- and the world's leaders began to suspect that somehow the fad had lit the fuse on a bomb that would either destroy the world or change it forever.

John Brunner - The ​Squares of the City
Haklyut ​was a very important person, an architectural genius whose creative skill had won him an international reputation. The City was famous and magnificent, a brand-new Latin-American showplace, built from scratch in the heart of the jungle with no expense spared, to prove to the world what a "backward" country could accomplish when its dictator really put his resources to work. Yet Haklyut had been called in as consultant to solve the absurd of slums that had already developed under the flying roadways and high-arched bridges of this most beautiful, most modern, and most up-to-date urban Paradise.

John Brunner - Total ​Eclipse
In ​2020, an international space team, exploring Sigma Draconis, 19 light years from earth, discovers the remains of a highly advanced society that has left behind its most spectacular artifact; the largest telescope imaginable, carved & polished from a natural moon crater. Successive space crews determine that the native culture evolved & disappeared mysteriously after a mere 3000 years of existence. It's now 2028. Another mission reaches the planet with just one goal--to discover why the civilization disappeared--& with just one hope--that this knowledge will prevent the same thing from happening on earth. Exhibiting that rare sense of sf mystery that distinguished Arthur C. Clarke's 2001, John Brunner weaves a haunting tale of how 30 people attack the nearly insuperable task of unriddling the mysteries of a long-buried culture. Was it a fatal virus, an internecine war, a religion of lunatic brutality or a deleterious mutation that destroyed an entire civilization? All remains hypothesis until Ian Macauley unravels the riddle. But does it provide a solution to human problems & will the answer reach earth in time

John Brunner - A ​Yan játékmesterei
A ​Yan bolygó szép, és lakói kellemes, nyugodt magatartásukkal megfelelő "lakótársak" a kis emberi település számára. Csupán néhány furcsaságuk van: időnként, amikor gyerek születik, egy kábítószer hatására orgiákon vesznek részt, s ekkor elpusztul valaki - születésszabályozási mechanizmus? A bolygón különös történelmi emlékeik is vannak: a déli napra fellángoló, kristályoszlopokból álló mandala - és a róla szóló eposz. Milyen titkot őriznek ezek az emberek számára felfoghatatlan jelenségek? A yanlakók segítenek ennek megfejtésében egy földi, kozmoszméretekben dolgozó illuzionista művésznek - a Yan hajdani játékmestere "álmának" megrendezésében...

John Brunner - From ​This Day Forward
For ​each generation, there is a writer meant to bend the rules of what we know. Hugo Award winner (Best Novel, STAND ON ZANZIBAR) and British science fiction master John Brunner remains one of the most influential and respected authors of all time, and now E-Reads is pleased to re-introduce many of his classic works. For readers familiar with his vision, it's a chance to re-examine his thoughtful worlds and words, while for new readers, Brunner's work proves itself the very definition of timeless. Collected when Brunner was at the peak of his writing form, this even dozen of his short stories, with a bonus poem thrown into the mix, offers provocative ideas and thrilling action mixed with conceptions of the inevitable future, the inventable future, the alternate future, the future to be avoided and the future that is sometimes right now. A heady brew!

John Brunner - Entry ​to Elsewhen
Contains ​three separate stories about military domination and about deliberate suppression of initiative within oppressed populations. Host Age: How do you defeat an extra-terrestrial Terminator? Lung Fish: A spaceship's crew learns the limitations of psychological manipulation. No Other Gods But Me: Good will and genetic serendipity battle a conqueror's bravado.

John Brunner - Zanzibár
A ​20. század elején a statisztikusok azt mondták, a Föld akkori teljes népessége elférne a Wight-szigeten. 1968-ban már csak egy duplaakkora szárazulaton fért volna el mindenki, mondjuk Man szigetén. Mai, több mint 7 milliárd főt számláló emberiségünknek Zanzibár teljes területére lenne szüksége, és még akkor is vizes lenne néhányunk lába. A 2010-es évek túlnépesedett, társadalmi feszültségekkel teli világában két New York-i fiatalember keresi a helyét. Akaratukon kívül keverednek bele történelemformáló eseményekbe, melyek a bolygó elmaradottabb területeiről kiindulva alapjaiban fogják megrengetni a nemzetközi gazdaság és politika felépítményét, kihatva a Föld minden lakójának életére. És hogy a dolgok tovább bonyolódjanak, az egyik nagyvállalat megalkot egy öntudattal bíró szuperszámítógépet John Brunner Hugo- és Brit SF-díjas, monumentális regénye hol kémtörténetre emlékeztet, hol John Dos Passos társadalmi panorámáit idézi, megelőlegezve William Gibson Neurománcát és még tucatnyi, később íródott SF-művet. Jóslatai a megjelenése óta eltelt évtizedek alatt bámulatos számban váltak valóra, az elharapózó iskolai erőszaktól és terrorakcióktól kezdve, Kína szuperhatalommá válásán és az európai országok unióba tömörülésén keresztül, egészen a biotechnológia előretöréséig és az egyneműek kapcsolatának széles körű elfogadásáig. Nem véletlenül válogatták be minden idők 100 legjobb SF-regénye közé. _Tökéletesre csiszolt disztópia._ The Guardian _Ha ez a könyv kötelező olvasmány lenne minden nemzedék számára, akkor világunk nem jutott volna ilyen kétségbeejtő helyzetbe._ Joe Haldeman, az Örök háború szerzője

John Brunner - The ​Wrong End of Time
The ​time is the future. The place, an America so isolated by fear that it is cut off from the rest of the world by a massive defense system. Into this armed, barricaded state comes a young Russian scientist bearing a strange & almost unbelievable story: Superior, intelligent life of a far higher order than any on earth has been detected near the planet Pluto. Immune themselves by virtue of their far greater intelligence, these Aliens are about to destroy the planet Earth.

John Brunner - To ​Conquer Chaos
The ​barrenland lay on the face of the world like a sore, nearly round, more than three hundred miles in circumference. It had been there so long that it was endured, as were the twisted monsters that wandered out of the barrenland and killed. Conrad, living on the dge, had visions of a time when the barrenland was a rich region full of powerful, magical people- people who travelled to other worlds. He was ruled by a burning need to know what none could tell him: the explanation of the mysterious visions that had plagued him all his life. Then he met Jervis Yanderman, a soldier who knew of these visions. Yanderman was convinced there was an island in the barrenland where people still clung to life...

John Brunner - The ​Avengers of Carrig
Once ​the city of Carrig stood supreme on this planet that had seen settled by space refugees in the distant, forgotten past. From every corner of this primitive lost world caravans came to trade -- and to view the great King-Hunt, the gruesome test by which the people of Carrig choose their rulers. Then from space came new arrivals. And with them came their invincible death guns and their ruthless, all-powerful tyranny. Now there would be no King-Hunt in Carrig, or hope for the planet -- unless a fool-hardy high-born named Saikmar, and a beautiful Earthling space-spy named Maddalena, could do the impossible . .

John Brunner - Stand ​on Zanzibar
Employing ​a dazzling range of literary techniques, John Brunner has created a future world as real as this morning's newspaper - moving, sensory, impressionistic, as jagged as the times it portrays, this book is a real mind stretcher - and yet beautifully orchestrated to give a vivid picture of the whole. There are seven billion-plus humans crowding the surface of 21st century Earth. It is an age of intelligent computers, mass-market psychedelic drugs, politics conducted by assassination, scientists who burn incense to appease volcanoes... all the hysteria of a dangerously overcrowded world, portrayed in a dazzlingly inventive style.

John Brunner - Teljes ​napfogyatkozás
John ​Brunner 1934-ben született az angliai Oxfordshire-ben. A Cheltenham College-ben nyelvészeti tanulmányokat folytatott, ez idő alatt jelentette meg első regényét - álnéven. A tudományos fantasztikum iránti érdeklődését hatéves korában H. G. Wells regénye, a _Világok harca_ keltette fel. Katonaidejét a légierőnél töltötte, ekkor írásai már rendszeresen megjelentek. Feleségével együtt csatlakozott a nukleáris leszerelési mozgalomhoz, azóta is aktív békeharcos. Leghíresebb regénye a Hugo-díjas _Stand on Zanzibar._ 95 művét eddig 15 nyelvre fordították le. Magyarul _A Yan játékmesterei_ című regénye és két novellája jelent meg. Megkapta a brit Fantasy-díjat és az ugyancsak brit Science Fiction-díjat kétszer ítélték neki, elnyerte a francia Prix Apollót és kétszer az olasz Ezüst Üstökös-díjat, az Italia-díjjal és az Eurocon különdíjával is jutalmazták, fantasztikus költészetéért pedig Clark Ashton Smith-díjjal tüntették ki.

John Brunner - The ​Sheep Look Up
Food ​and crops, water and scarce resources—all are undergoing major stresses due to human incompetence and greed. In The Sheep Look Up, Brunner describes the lives of the people in the midst of ecological catastrophe and their attempts to come to terms with their environment.

John Brunner - The ​Jagged Orbit
Matthew ​Flamen, the last of the networks' spoolpigeons, is desperate for a big story. And there's no shortage of possibilities: the Gottschalk cartel is fomenting trouble among the knees in order to sell their latest armaments to the blanks; which ties in nicely with the fact that something big is brewing with the X Patriots. And then there's the story that just falls into his lap: the one that suggests that the respected director of the New York State Mental Hospital is a charlatan...

William King - John Brunner - Josh Reynolds - Jordan Ellinger - C. L. Werner - Gotrek ​& Felix - The First Omnibus
Would-be ​poet Felix Jaeger accidentally signs up for a lifetime of adventure after swearing a drunken oath to the dwarf, Gotrek Gurnisson. The trollslayer is wandering through the Old World, seeking an honourable death in combat to redeem his honour. As the pair survive one adventure after another, with Gotrek vanquishing the most fearsome opponents, will Felix ever be able to fulfil his vow and return to a normal, peaceful life?

John Brunner - The ​Tides of Time
First ​there was the end. After weeks of running from pursuers, Gene and Stacy finally found refuge on an isolated island. But around them the island changed - and so did they. Each time they awoke from sleep, they lived a different life in a different time. And the farther back they went, the more they lost their anchor to their own world. When at last they were found, the people they had become no longer recognised their pursuers. And that was the beginning.

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