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Tobias S. Buckell - Envoy
It has been six years since the end of the Covenant War...and yet on the planet Carrow, a world on the edge of the Joint Occupation Zone (JOZ), a decisive new battle suddenly erupts. Human colonists and the alien Sangheili have already been living a tension-filled co-existence in this place, with Unified Earth Government envoy Melody Azikiwe attempting to broker a lasting peace between their two species. But as civil war now engulfs the Sangheili settlers, Melody must act on an additional covert assignment courtesy of the Office of Naval Intelligence: find a way to free the SPARTAN-IIs known as Gray Team, held in stasis since the end of the war by a cunning Elite fleetmaster consumed with vengeance. And none can anticipate the ongoing violence leading to the discovery of an even greater, unstoppable threat, hidden for eons below the surface of the planet….
Tobias S. Buckell - The Cole Protocol
In the first, desperate days of the Human-Covenant War, the UNSC has enacted the Cole Protocol to safeguard Earth and its Inner Colonies from discovery by a merciless alien foe. Many are called upon to rid the universe of lingering navigation data that would reveal the location of Earth. Among them is Navy Lieutenant Jacob Keyes. Thrust back into action after being sidelined, Keyes is saddled with a top secret mission by ONI. One that will take him deep behind enemy lines, to a corner of the universe where nothing is as it seems. Out beyond the Outer Colonies lies the planet Hesiod, a gas giant surrounded by a vast asteroid belt. As the Covenant continues to glass the human occupied planets near Hesiod, many of the survivors, helped by a stronghold of human Insurrectionists, are fleeing to the asteroid belt for refuge. They have transformed the tumbling satellites into a tenuous, yet ingenious, settlement known as the Rubble--and have come face-to-face with a Covenant settlement of Kig-Yar . . . yet somehow survived. News of this unlikely treaty has spread to the warring sides. Luckily for the UNSC, this uneasy alliance is in the path of the Spartan Gray Team, a three-man renegade squad whose simple task is to wreak havoc from behind enemy lines in any way they see fit. But the Prophets have also sent their best---an ambitious and ruthless Elite, whose quest for nobility and rank is matched only by his brutality . . . and who will do anything to secure his Ascendancy and walk the Path.
Tobias S. Buckell - Crystal Rain
Long ago the old-fathers came to Nanagada through a worms hole in the sky, looking for a new world to call their own. But that was many generations ago, and what was once known has long been lost. Steamboats and gas-filled blimps now traverse the planet, where people once looked up to see great silver cities in the sky. Like his world, John deBrun has forgotten more than he remembers. Twenty-seven years ago, he washed up onto the shore with no memory of his past. These mysteries take on new urgency when the fearsome Azteca storm over the mountains, in search of fresh blood and hearts to feed their cruel inhuman gods. Nanagada’s only hope lies in a mythical artifact said to be hidden in the frozen north. And only John deBrun knows the device’s secrets, even if he can’t remember why or how!
Tobias S. Buckell - The Executioness
Magic has a price. But someone else will pay. Every time a spell is cast, a bit of bramble sprouts, sending up tangling vines, bloody thorns, and threatening a poisonous sleep. It sprouts in tilled fields and in neighbors' roof beams, thrusts up from between street cobbles, and bursts forth from sacks of powdered spice. A bit of magic, and bramble follows. A little at first, and then more--until whole cities are dragged down under tangling vines and empires lie dead, ruins choked by bramble forest. Monuments to people who loved magic too much. In paired novellas, award-winning authors Tobias Buckell and Paolo Bacigalupi explore a shared world where magic is forbidden and its use is rewarded with the axe. A world of glittering memories and a desperate present, where everyone uses a little magic, and someone else always pays the price.
Paolo Bacigalupi - Tobias S. Buckell - The Tangled Lands
From award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias Buckell comes a fantasy novel told in four parts about a land crippled by the use of magic, and a tyrant who is trying to rebuild an empire—unless the people find a way to resist. Khaim, The Blue City, is the last remaining city in a crumbled empire that overly relied upon magic until it became toxic. It is run by a tyrant known as The Jolly Mayor and his devious right hand, the last archmage in the world. Together they try to collect all the magic for themselves so they can control the citizens of the city. But when their decadence reaches new heights and begins to destroy the environment, the people stage an uprising to stop them. In four interrelated parts, The Tangled Lands is an evocative and epic story of resistance and heroic sacrifice in the twisted remains surrounding the last great city of Khaim. Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias Buckell have created a fantasy for our times about a decadent and rotting empire facing environmental collapse from within—and yet hope emerges from unlikely places with women warriors and alchemical solutions.
Tobias S. Buckell - Ragamuffin
The Benevolent Satrapy rule an empire of forty-eight worlds, linked by thousands of wormholes strung throughout the galaxy. Human beings, while technically “free,” mostly skulk around the fringes of the Satrapy, struggling to get by. The secretive alien Satraps tightly restrict the technological development of the species under their control. Entire worlds have been placed under interdiction, cut off from the rest of the universe. Descended from the islanders of lost Earth, the Ragamuffins are pirates and smugglers, plying the lonely spaceways around a dead wormhole. For years, the Satraps have tolerated the Raga, but no longer. Now they have embarked on a campaign of extermination, determined to wipe out the unruly humans once and for all. But one runaway woman may complicate their plans. Combat enabled, Nashara is more machine than flesh, and she carries inside her a doomsday weapon that could reduce the entire galaxy to chaos. A hunted fugitive, she just wants to get home before she’s forced to destroy civilization—and herself.
Tobias S. Buckell - The Apocalypse Ocean
Humanity continues to gain control of the Forty Eight Worlds as they deorbit wormholes and join the many worlds and civilizations together. But as they do so, they must deal with the horrors of past injustices as humanity forms new societies out of the wreckage of the old. And some of those horrors aren't content to rest. Kay, who has rescued herself from a hellish life dominated by uncaring alien creatures, seeks bloody twisted revenge for what was done to her. And a new force is not happy about the manner in which the Forty Eight worlds are reshaping themselves. In fact, it's about to put a stop to it all.
Tobias S. Buckell - Cole-protokoll
2535. Az emberiség és a Szövetség háborújának első, elkeseredett napjaiban az UNSC életbe lépteti a Cole-protokollt, hogy megvédje a Földet és a belső kolóniákat attól, hogy a könyörtelen, idegen ellenfelük rájuk bukkanjon. Sokakat felkérnek, hogy töröljék ki a galaxisszerte megtalálható navigációs adatokat, amelyek felfedhetik a Föld helyzetét és teljes pusztulásba taszíthatják az emberiséget. Az ilyesfajta, veszélyes információk minden nyomának felszámolásával megbízottak között van Jacob Keyes haditengerészeti hadnagy is - akit a Tengerészeti Hírszerzési Hivatal most szigorúan titkos küldetéssel látott el... olyannal, amely a galaxis egy távoli sarkába viszi, ahol semmi sem az, aminek látszik. A Külső Kolóniákon is túl kering a Hesiod bolygó, egy gázóriás, melyet hatalmas kiterjedésű aszteroidgyűrű vesz körül. Miközben a Szövetség folytatja az emberlakta világok elpusztítását a Hesiod körül, számos, emberi felkelők által támogatott túlélő lel menedére az aszteroida övben, ahol a bukdácsoló égitesteket egy törékeny, de igen leleményes településsé alakították, melyet úgy neveznek, a Törmelék, s amely farkasszemet néz a Szövetség egy kig-yarok emelte kolóniájával… és mégis túlélték. E valószínűtlen béke híre azonban eljut mindkét harcoló félhez. Az UNSC szerencséjére, e kéretlen egyezség épp kapóra jön a spartanok Szürke Osztagának, egy háromfős renegát csoportnak, akiket azzal az egyszerű feladattal bíztak meg, hogy az ellenfél vonalai mögött okozzon akkora pusztítást, amekkorát csak képes. Ám a _próféták_ szintén elküldik a legjobbjaikat – egy ambiciózus és könyörtelen _elit_et, aki oly’ elszántan küzd a befolyásért és a rangért, hogy ahhoz csak a brutalitása mérhető...
Tobias S. Buckell - Sly Mongoose
Welcome to Chilo, a planet blasted by corrosive rain, crushing pressure, and deadly heat. A planet where people live in floating cities high above the inferno. A select group of young men, including fourteen-year-old Timas, risk death to obtain the raw materials necessary for survival by travelling down through the acid clouds to mine the planet’s surface. Timas’s life is turned upside down when a man named Pepper crash-lands on the city. Pepper is fleeing a bizarre alien intelligence, and he bears ominous news that a full-scale invasion cannot be far behind. As Timas and Pepper try to convince the reluctant city government to prepare for war, floating cities all across Chilo fall silent one by one. Time is running out for Timas and Pepper to discover how to defeat an enemy that turns Chilo’s own citizens into monsters, and to discover the secret hidden beneath Chilo’s deadly clouds—a secret that could save the planet, and may prevent interplanetary war.
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