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Steven Barnes - Assassin's ​Creed - The Invisible Imam
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.

Steven Barnes - Star Trek: Far Beyond the Stars
Without warning, Benjamin Sisko is living another life. No longer a Starfleet captain, commander of space station Deep Space Nine, he is Benny Russell, a struggling science fiction writer living in 1950s Harlem. Benny has a dream, of a place called Deep Space Nine and a man named Ben Sisko, and a story he has to tell. But is the Earth of that era ready for a black science fiction hero? Everyone tells him no, but Benny cannot abandon his dream. One way or another, he will tell the world about Captain Benjamin Sisko and Deep Space Nine.

Larry Niven - Steven Barnes - The ​California Voodoo Game
Dream ​Park, the ultimate in amusement parks, was about to embark on the greatest Game ever: the California Voodoo Game. Across the world bets were being placed; fortunes and reputations hung in the balance. Gaming careers would be made--or destroyed. And the most advanced software package ever invented was going to be tested. But one of the players was a murderer--and worse. Only Alex Griffin, head of Dream Park Security, and Game Master Tony McWhirter guessed the extent of the treachery tainting the Game. Somehow, they had to catch the killer--but above all, the Game must go on....

Larry Niven - Steven Barnes - The ​Moon Maze Game
The ​Year: 2085. Humanity has spread throughout the solar system. A stable lunar colony is agitating for independence. Lunar tourism is on the rise… Against this background, professional „Close Protection” specialist Scotty Griffin, fresh off a disastrous assignment, is offered the opportunity of a lifetime: to shepherd the teenaged heir to the Republic of Kikaya on a fabulous vacation. Ali Kikaya will participate in the first live action role playing game conducted on the Moon itself. Having left Luna--and a treasured marriage--years ago due to a near-tragic accident, Scotty leaps at the opportunity. Live Action Role Playing attracts a very special sort of individual: brilliant, unpredictable, resourceful, and addicted to problem solving. By kidnapping a dozen gamers in the middle of the ultimate game, watched by more people than any other sporting event in history, they have thrown down an irresistible gauntlet: to „win” the first game that ever became „real.” Pursued by armed and murderous terrorists, forced to solve gaming puzzles to stay a jump ahead, forced to juggle multiple psychological realities as they do…this is the game for which they've prepared their entire lives, and they are going to play it for all it's worth.

Larry Niven - Steven Barnes - The ​Barsoom Project
The ​Barsoom Project is the direct sequel to 1981's Dream Park. Eviane's first visit to the-state-of-art amusement arena Dream Park ended in disaster: the special effects had seemed more real than life... until the holograms she was shooting with live ammunition turned out to be solid flesh and blood... and very, very dead. Haunted by the past, rebounding from a lengthy spell in a mental hospital, she has returned to Dream Park to exorcise a nightmare that has become reality. But in Dream Park, nothing is what it seems. The Inuit mythology controlling the images is part of a "Fat Ripper Special" designed to implant new behavioral memes. The players are struggling against the game master, one another, and their own demons. And there is a killer who wants to ensure Eviane never regains her memory...noo matter what it costs. Blending together hard science fiction with topical RPG-like fantasy games, The Barsoom Project is SF at the cutting edge and a classic creation from two of the genre's most beloved writers.

Larry Niven - Steven Barnes - Álompark
Igazán ​remek történet, mivel (1) magával ragadja az olvasót, (2) a szereplők élete nem ér egy fabatkát sem, mert a halál bármikor lecsaphat, (3) egy teljesen szokatlan kultúrával foglalkozó látomás, (4) olyan sci-fi, amely nagyon jól használja fel alapként korunk „fantáziajáték” jelenségeit. Ennél többet egyetlenegy könyvtől sem lehet elvárni! Niven és Barnes könyve természetesen a fantázia szülötte. Az Álompark csodálatos hely lehet, százszor olyan szórakoztató, mint Disneyland - ahol az álmok valóra válnak. Napjainkban azonban be kell érnünk azzal, hogy álmaink az ÁLOMPARK-ba költöztek. Mindenki más miatt vett részt a Játékban... Chester Henderson revansot akart venni, hogy tovább növelje az Osztagparancsnoki hírnevét, és elfeledtesse az előző kudarc emlékét... Richard Lopez Ches Hendersont akarta megtörni, és be akarta bizonyítani, hogy korábbi Játékmesteri sikereit nem a szerencsének köszönheti... Ollie, Gwen, Tony és Acacia hősiesen küzdöttek a Játékban, hogy legalább rövid időre kiszabadulhassanak abból a világból, ahol sorsukat nem tudják befolyásolni, és egy olyan világba érkezzenek, ahol képesek ezt megtenni... Igen, mindenki más miatt vett részt a Játékban - azonban hirtelen egyikük megszegte a játékszabályt...

Steven Barnes - A ​Cestus csapda
Amikor ​az Ord Cestus gazdasági válsággal küzdő kormánya azzal kezd fenyegetőzni, hogy gyilkos biodroidokat ad el a szeparatistáknak, Palpatine főkancellár diplomáciai küldöttséget meneszt hozzájuk, amelyet Obi-van Kenobi Jedi mester vezet. Feladatuk, hogy mindenáron megakadályozzák az Ord Cestus és a szeparatisták megállapodását – lehetőség szerint békés úton, de ha másképp nem megy, akár erőszak árán is. Mert a Köztársaság nem tűri az árulást, és szükség esetén a háborútól sem riad vissza. Milliók élete forog kockán, és Obi-van egyre inkább úgy érzi, hogy a Köztársaság veszedelmes, sötét útra lépett. Hogy megakadályozza a vérontást, és megmentse a Köztársaságot, Kenobinak minden erejét és bölcsességét latba kell vetnie…

Steven Barnes - The ​Cestus Deception
When ​the economically depressed government of Ord Cestus threatens to sell incredibly deadly battle droids to the Separatists, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine dispatches a team led by Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi to the planet. Their mission: to halt the deal. A peaceful resolution is preferable, but if all else fails, the Republic will not hesitate to demonstrate the consequences of disloyalty by launching a full-scale attack--wiping out not only the means of biodroid production but countless lives as well. The prospect of such a slaughter only fuels Obi-Wan's growing suspicions about the sinister path the Republic seems to be taking. Facing a crisis of conscience, Obi-Wan must find the wisdom and strength to prevent a bloodbath and safeguard the Republic--while abiding by the ancient code to which he has pledged his life. There is also a special bonus inside the book: _The Hive_, the exclusive story previously available in eBook format only. The HoloNet News story from HoloNet News Vol. 531 46 which first references Ord Cestus is also included at the start of the book.

Larry Niven - Steven Barnes - Dream ​Park
A ​group of pretend adventurers suit up for a campaign called "The South Seas Treasure Game." As in the early Role Playing Games, there are Dungeon Masters, warriors, magicians, and thieves. The difference? At Dream Park, a futuristic fantasy theme park full of holographic attractions and the latest in VR technology, they play in an artificial enclosure that has been enhanced with special effects, holograms, actors, and a clever storyline. The players get as close as possible to truly living their adventure. All's fun and games until a Park security guard is murdered, a valuable research property is stolen, and all evidence points to someone inside the game. The park's head of security, Alex Griffin, joins the game to find the killer, but finds new meaning in the games he helps keep alive.

Steven Barnes - The ​Hive
BONUS: ​This short story features an exclusive author interview—plus an excerpt from Steven Barnes’ Star Wars novel, The Cestus Deception. WHAT LIES BENEATH Dispatched as a Republic envoy to the Outer Rim planet Ord Cestus—in a bid to halt the sale of potentially deadly “bio-droids” to the Confederacy—Obi-Wan Kenobi finds himself enlisted in a mission more desperate, and dangerous, than diplomatic. The once self-contained world has long since been co-opted by unscrupulous offworlders, whose plunder of a vital natural resource has enabled the rise of a powerful corporation that controls the economy. Ord Cestus’s native population, the X’Ting, are now mere second-class citizens in their own society. Enter the Jedi Knight, with news that a legal technicality has turned the tables—and the corrupt forces with a stranglehold on Ord Cestus are now at the mercy of the X’Ting. Circumstances, however, are more dire than the Republic suspected. In the wake of a devastating plague, the X’Ting’s benevolent rulers are dead, and the once tightly knit race has splintered into battling factions. Reunification can only come with the rise of new royals, whom all X’Ting are bound by blood to serve. But the eggs that will spawn those sovereigns lie out of reach, secured in a secret chamber and booby-trapped by those whose knowledge died with them in the plague. Now, to salvage a people’s destiny, Obi-Wan will risk a veritable descent into hell: braving the unknown horrors in the forgotten depths of an alien world, on a perilous quest from which none who went before have ever returned.

Steven Barnes - Michael Jan Friedman - L. A. Graf - Jeffrey Lang - S. D. Perry - Kristine Kathryn Rusch - Jill Sherwin - Robert Simpson - Susan Wright - Judith Reeves-Stevens - Garfield Reeves-Stevens - The ​Lives of Dax
Nine ​stories by top SF authors view the whole of Star Trek history through one special character's eyes. One of the most popular and compelling Star Trek characters ever created, Dax is a wormlike being who is joined body and soul to a succession of humanoid hosts. Each life is different, each body is different, each personality is different, but all of them are Dax. At one time or another Dax has been male, female, a Starfleet officer, a statesman, a scientist, and ambassador, even a serial killer. The symbiont's humanoid hosts have included Curzon, friend of Klingons, and Jadzia, science officer on Deep Space Nine and latterly wife of Worf. The most recent incarnation is Ezri Dax, station counsellor on Deep Space Nine. Designed to appeal to fans of every version of Star Trek, the stories in The Lives of Dax each show a different host's adventure - nine incredible lives stretched out over 357 years of Star Trek history. The stories are rich with different aliens, planets, battles, personal struggles, surprising revelations, and guest stars galore.

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