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John Scalzi - Az ​utolsó gyarmat
Katonai ​szolgálata végeztével John Perry leszerelt, és eseménytelen veteránéveit Huckleberry távoli bolygóján tengeti, ahol a Gyarmati Szövetség falusi békebírójaként a telepesek tyúk- és kecskepereiben szolgáltat igazságot. A korábban a Különleges Erőknél szolgáló feleségével, Jane Sagannel él együtt, több hektáros tanyájukon földet művelnek, és büszkeségtől dagadó kebellel figyelik, hogyan cseperedik örökbefogadott lányuk, Zoë. A falusi idill nyolc évét azonban egy csapásra fenekestül felforgatja, amikor a Gyarmati Szövetség fejese kopogtat a portájukon. Az emberek gyarmatbirodalma ugyanis politikai válság szélére sodródott: a maroknyi telepes segítségével létesített egykori kolóniák az évek során annyira megerősödtek, hogy egy ideje maguk is gyarmatosítási jogot követelnek saját bolygóiknak. Ki más lehetne rátermettebb kormányzója a baljós nevű Roanoke-ra készülő, tíz külön világról érkezett, önfejű telepesnek, mint Perry, a békebíró és az ellentmondást nem tűrő Sagan? Az új kolóniához a Gyarmati Szövetség nagy reményeket fűz, de nem csak azért, mert ezzel megzabolázhatja az elégedetlenkedő gyarmatokat, hanem egy ennél grandiózusabb, magasztosabb cél hajtja, mely egyben Johnt és Jane-t is a galaktikus politika, ármány és cselszövés legmélyebb vízébe dobja, a fejük felett lebegő háború árnyáról már nem is beszélve.

John Scalzi - The ​Back Channel
The ​Conclave is a confederation of four hundred alien racesmany of whom would like to see the Colonial Union, and the humans inside of it, blasted to extinction. To avoid a conflict that neither side can afford, Conclave leader General Tarsem Gau appoints Hafte Sorvalh to resolve an emerging diplomatic crisis with the humans, before the only acceptable solution is war.

John Scalzi - Murder ​by Other Means
From ​Hugo and Audie Award-winning author John Scalzi comes an exciting sequel to the New York Times best-selling, number one Audible hit The Dispatcher, performed by the incomparable Zachary Quinto. Welcome to the new world, in which murder is all but a thing of the past. Because when someone kills you, 999 times out of 1,000, you instantly come back to life. In this world, there are dispatchers - licensed killers who step in when you’re at risk of a natural or unintentional death. They kill you - so you can live. Tony Valdez is used to working his job as a dispatcher within the rules of the law and the state. But times are tough, and more and more Tony finds himself riding the line between what’s legal and what will pay his bills. After one of these shady gigs and after being a witness to a crime gone horribly wrong, Tony discovers that people around him are dying, for reasons that make no sense...and which just may implicate him. Tony is running out of time: to solve the mystery of these deaths, to keep others from dying, and to keep himself from being a victim of what looks like murder, by other means.

John Scalzi - Questions ​for a Soldier
Captain ​John Perry, in Old Man's War, did a goodwill tour of the colonies after the Battle of Coral. This is the Q&A session from one of those stops, on the colony world of New Goa. There's no story here, really; just the back-and-forth between a combat veteran and some of the civilians the Colonial Defense Forces are defending—who have a variety of views of the CDF, the fact that it's composed entirely of old folks from Earth (colonists cannot enlist), and the perpetual state of war between humans and most other intelligent species they're in contact with.

John Scalzi - Fuzzy ​Nation
Jack ​Holloway works alone, for reasons he doesn't care to talk about. Hundreds of miles from ZaraCorp's headquarters on planet, 178 light-years from the corporation's headquarters on Earth, Jack is content as an independent contractor, prospecting and surveying at his own pace. As for his past, that's not up for discussion. Then, in the wake of an accidental cliff collapse, Jack discovers a seam of unimaginably valuable jewels, to which he manages to lay legal claim just as ZaraCorp is cancelling their contract with him for his part in causing the collapse. Briefly in the catbird seat, legally speaking, Jack pressures ZaraCorp into recognizing his claim, and cuts them in as partners to help extract the wealth. But there's another wrinkle to ZaraCorp's relationship with the planet Zarathustra. Their entire legal right to exploit the verdant Earth-like planet, the basis of the wealth they derive from extracting its resources, is based on being able to certify to the authorities on Earth that Zarathustra is home to no sentient species. Then a small furry biped--trusting, appealing, and ridiculously cute--shows up at Jack's outback home. Followed by its family. As it dawns on Jack that despite their stature, these are people, he begins to suspect that ZaraCorp's claim to a planet's worth of wealth is very flimsy indeed…and that ZaraCorp may stop at nothing to eliminate the "fuzzys" before their existence becomes more widely known.

John Scalzi - Krieg ​der Klone
In ​ferner Zukunft wird der interstellare Krieg gegen Alien-Invasionen mit scheinbar bizarren Mitteln geführt: Für die Verteidigung der Kolonien weit draußen im All werden nur alte Menschen rekrutiert. So wie John Perry, der mit 75 noch einmal einen neuen Anfang machen will. Doch bald erfährt er das wohlgehütete Geheimnis: Das Bewusstsein der Rekruten wird in jüngere Klone ihrer selbst übertragen, die als unerschöpfliches Kanonenfutter in den Kampf geschickt werden ...

John Scalzi - Earth ​Below, Sky Above
At ​last, the Earth and the Colonial Union have begun formal discussions about their relationship in the futurea chance for the divisions in humanity to be repaired. The diplomats and crew of the Clarke are on hand to help with the process, including Ambassador Ode Abumwe and CDF Lieutenant Harry Wilson, both of whom were born on Earth. But not everyone wants The Human Division to be repaired...and they will go to great length to make sure it isnt.

John Scalzi - Die ​letzte Einheit
Das ​All ist besiedelt, und die Menschheit hat in den angrenzenden Sternensystemen Kolonien errichtet. Dort draußen, weit von der Erde entfernt, herrscht Krieg. Eine neue Art von Krieg – denn die Soldaten sind Klone mit implantiertem Bewusstsein. Neben diesen Klonkriegern gibt es jedoch auch noch eine Einheit von ungeklonten, dem Tod geweihten Menschen, die für besondere Aufgaben eingesetzt werden. Dies ist ihre Geschichte ...

John Scalzi - After ​the Coup
In ​a universe of harsh interstellar conflict, the practice of interspecies diplomacy—when possible—is important. So being a Colonial Union officer attached to an interplanetary diplomatic mission sometimes means taking a fall. Literally.

John Scalzi - The ​Dispatcher
One ​day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone—999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don’t know. But it changes everything: war, crime, daily life. Tony Valdez is a Dispatcher—a licensed, bonded professional whose job is to humanely dispatch those whose circumstances put them in death’s crosshairs, so they can have a second chance to avoid the reaper. But when a fellow Dispatcher and former friend is apparently kidnapped, Tony learns that there are some things that are worse than death, and that some people are ready to do almost anything to avenge what they see as a wrong. It’s a race against time for Valdez to find his friend before it’s too late…before not even a Dispatcher can save him.

John Scalzi - Zwischen ​den Sternen
John ​und Jane Perry werden, zusammen mit ihrer Adoptivtochter Zoë, dazu ausersehen, den Planeten Roanoke zu kolonisieren. An Bord des Raumschiffes Magellan reisen sie mit den anderen Kolonisten mit, um die vermeintlich friedliche Welt in Besitz zu nehmen. Doch Roanoke ist nicht das idyllische Paradies, als das der Planet erscheint: Neben den großen Pflanzenfressern leben dort auch werwolfartige Wesen, die extrem bösartig sind. Aus Angst vor einem Angriff des feindlichen Alien-Bündnisses werden die Magellan und alle Funkgeräte vernichtet. Zurückgeworfen in eine Zeit ohne Computer lernen Zoë und ihre neuen Freunde schnell, wer ihr wahrer Feind ist.

John Scalzi - The ​Sagan Diary
Fans ​of John Scalzi's "Old Man" universe, prepare yourselves: there's a long new story in that universe, told from the point of view of one of the series' most intriguing characters. Subterranean Press is proud to publish The Sagan Diary, a long novelette that for the first time looks at the worlds of the Hugo-nominated Old Man's War and its sequel The Ghost Brigades from the point of view of Lieutenant Jane Sagan, who in a series of diary entries gives her views on some of the events included in the series... and sheds new light into some previously unexplored corners. If you thought you knew Jane Sagan before, prepare to be surprised.

John Scalzi - The ​Last Colony
Retired ​from his fighting days, John Perry is now village ombudsman for a human colony on distant Huckleberry. With his wife, former Special Forces warrior Jane Sagan, he farms several acres, adjudicates local disputes, and enjoys watching his adopted daughter grow up. That is, until his and Jane's past reaches out to bring them back into the game--as leaders of a new human colony, to be peopled by settlers from all the major human worlds, for a deep political purpose that will put Perry and Sagan back in the thick of interstellar politics, betrayal, and war

John Scalzi - Walk ​the Plank
Wildcat ​colonies are illegal, unauthorized and secret so when an injured stranger shows up at the wildcat colony New Seattle, the colony leaders are understandably suspicious of who he is and what he represents. His story of how he came to their colony is shocking, surprising, and might have bigger consequences than anyone could have expected. The second episode of The Human Division, John Scalzi's new thirteen-episode novel in the world of his bestselling Old Man's War.

John Scalzi - The ​End of All Things
Humans ​expanded into space… only to find a universe populated with multiple alien species bent on their destruction. Thus was the Colonial Union formed, to help protect us from a hostile universe. The Colonial Union used the Earth and its excess population for colonists and soldiers. It was a good arrangement... for the Colonial Union. Then the Earth said: no more.   Now the Colonial Union is living on borrowed time - a couple of decades at most, before the ranks of the Colonial Defense Forces are depleted and the struggling human colonies are vulnerable to the alien species who have been waiting for the first sign of weakness, to drive humanity to ruin. And there’s another problem: A group, lurking in the darkness of space, playing human and alien against each other - and against their own kind - for their own unknown reasons.   In this collapsing universe, CDF Lieutenant Harry Wilson and the Colonial Union diplomats he works with race against the clock to discover who is behind attacks on the Union and on alien races, to seek peace with a suspicious, angry Earth, and keep humanity’s union intact...or else risk oblivion, and extinction - and the end of all things.

John Scalzi - Geisterbrigaden
In ​ferner Zukunft wird der interstellare Krieg mit scheinbar bizarren Mitteln geführt: Für die Verteidigung der Kolonien im All werden nur alte, betagte Menschen rekrutiert. Sie werden geklont und ihre Bewusstseine in jüngere Ausgaben ihrer Selbst transferiert, was sie zu billigem Kanonenfutter macht. Doch als die Aliens sich verbünden und damit den Krieg zu gewinnen drohen, müssen die Geisterbrigaden ran, deren Körper aus genetischem Fremdmaterial hergestellt wurden. Einer von ihnen ist Jared Dirac. Doch sein neuer Körper tut nicht immer das, was er von ihm will, und langsam wird die Zeit knapp.

John Scalzi - The ​Android's Dream
A ​human diplomat creates an interstellar incident when he kills an alien diplomat in a most . . . unusual . . . way. To avoid war, Earth's government must find an equally unusual object: a type of sheep ("The Android's Dream"), used in the alien race's coronation ceremony.

John Scalzi - The ​Observers
In ​an effort to improve relations with the Earth, the Colonial Union has invited a contingent of diplomats from that planet to observe Ambassador Abumwe negotiate a trade deal with an alien species. Then something very bad happens to one of the Earthings, and with that, the relationship between humanitys two factions is on the cusp of disruption once more. Its a race to find out what really happened, and who is to blame.

John Scalzi - Die ​letzte Kolonie
John ​Perry ist als altgedienter Veteran der Klon-Armee im Ruhestand, doch das Abenteuer fehlt ihm. Er erklärt sich bereit, die Leitung einer neu gegründeten Kolonie zu übernehmen, nichts ahnend, dass die Siedler nur Schachfiguren in einem Ränkespiel zwischen Menschen und Aliens sind. Nach und nach kommt Perry hinter das Intrigenspiel – und versucht, mit allen Mitteln zu verhindern, dass seine Kolonie die letzte in der Galaxis wird.

John Scalzi - The ​Human Division
Following ​the events of The Last Colony, John Scalzi tells the story of the fight to maintain the unity of the human race. The people of Earth now know that the human Colonial Union has kept them ignorant of the dangerous universe around them. For generations the CU had defended humanity against hostile aliens, deliberately keeping Earth an ignorant backwater and a source of military recruits. Now the CU’s secrets are known to all. Other alien races have come on the scene and formed a new alliance—an alliance against the Colonial Union. And they’ve invited the people of Earth to join them. For a shaken and betrayed Earth, the choice isn't obvious or easy. Against such possibilities, managing the survival of the Colonial Union won’t be easy, either. It will take diplomatic finesse, political cunning…and a brilliant “B Team,” centered on the resourceful Lieutenant Harry Wilson, that can be deployed to deal with the unpredictable and unexpected things the universe throws at you when you’re struggling to preserve the unity of the human race. Being published online from January to April 2013 as a three-month digital serial, The Human Division will appear as a full-length novel of the Old Man’s War universe, plus—for the first time in print—the first tale of Lieutenant Harry Wilson, and a coda that wasn’t part of the digital serialization.

John Scalzi - Agent ​to the Stars
The ​space-faring Yherajk have come to Earth to meet us and to begin humanity’s first interstellar friendship. There’s just one problem: They’re hideously ugly and they smell like rotting fish. So getting humanity’s trust is a challenge. The Yherajk need someone who can help them close the deal. ___Enter Thomas Stein, who knows something about closing deals. He’s one of Hollywood’s hottest young agents. But although Stein may have just concluded the biggest deal of his career, it’s quite another thing to negotiate for an entire alien race. To earn his percentage this time, he’s going to need all the smarts, skills, and wits he can muster.

John Scalzi - The ​President's Brain is Missing
The ​question is, how can you _tell_ the President's brain is missing? And are we sure we need it back?

John Scalzi - We ​Only Need the Heads
CDF ​Lieutenant Harry Wilson has been loaned out to a CDF platoon tasked with secretly removing an unauthorized colony of humans on an alien world. Colonial Ambassador Abumwe has been ordered to participate in final negotiations with an alien race the Union hopes to make allies. Wilson and Abumwes missions are fated to crossand in doing so, place both missions at risk of failure.

John Scalzi - An ​Election
Subterranean ​Press is proud to present an election-oriented short story by John Scalzi on Whatever. When his city council representative is hit by a bus, David Sawyer decides to run for the newly-vacated seat. One problem: He's a human in an alien-majority district that hasn't voted in a human in half a century. Can Sawyer pull it off in a race that includes a politically smooth, physically gelatinous front runner, a carnivore whose entire platform is on the right to consume pets, and two literally bile-spewing sisters? A tale of aliens, politics and humor from the author of "Old Man's War" and "The Android's Dream".

John Scalzi - A ​Voice in the Wilderness
Albert ​Birnbaum was once one of the biggest political talk show hosts around, but these days hes watching his career enter a death spiral. A stranger offers a solution to his woes, promising to put him back on top. Its everything Birnbaum wants, but is there a catch? And does Birnbaum actually care if there is?

John Scalzi - The ​Ghost Brigades
A ​traitor to humanity is helping a trio of alien races destroy humanity -- all of it. His motivations are unclear, his whereabouts unknown. But the traitor left something behind: a recording of his consciousness. That consciousness is poured into Jared Dirac, a warrior born as an adult to fight the battles no one else will take. As Jared fights, he learns more about the man whose personality has been placed in his head -- and learns why he turned traitor. But can Jared, bred to save humanity, be trusted not betray it instead?

John Scalzi - A ​lázadás hangjai
John ​Scalzi ismét visszatér a Vének háborúja-univerzumba, ahol ezúttal az emberi faj egységének fenntartása a cél. A Föld lakói már tudják, hogy a Gyarmati Szövetség szándékosan eltitkolta előlük az univerzum veszélyeit. Generációk óta védelmezik az anyabolygót különféle idegen fajokkal szemben, ám nem puszta hazafiasságból: mindennél jobban szükségük van a katonai utánpótlásra, amivel egyedül a Föld láthatja el őket. A “Perry-incidens” után azonban nincsenek többé titkok, ráadásul új fajok jelentek meg és alkottak egységet - kifejezetten a Gyarmati Szövetség ellen. Tagjaik közt szeretnék látni a Földet is, amelynek vezetői elárulva érzik magukat, és már nem tudják, hogy kiben bízhatnak. De választaniuk kell. Eközben a Gyarmati Szövetség működése is veszélybe kerül. Haderejük bevetése helyett ezúttal diplomáciai cselekkel és politikai fondorlatokkal akarják a javukra fordítani ezt az ördögi játszmát, amelynek a tétje most már az egész emberiség jövője. Bevetik tehát a B csapatot Harry Wilson hadnaggyal az élen. Azt a csapatot, amelyik talán a harctéren nem a legjobb választás, de a váratlan és kiszámíthatatlan helyzetekre mindig váratlan és kiszámíthatatlan megoldásokat találnak. Az ő küldetéseikről szól A lázadás hangjai. John Scalzi először digitálisan, epizódok formájában publikálta a kötetben szereplő történeteket 2013. januárja és áprilisa között, majd a kirobbanó sikernek köszönhetően nem kellett sokáig várni a könyv formájú megjelenésre sem. Elképesztő epizódjaival, felejthetetlen szereplőivel és emlékezetes párbeszédeivel A lázadás hangjai a Vének háborúja-sorozat legszínesebb, legváltozatosabb darabja.

John Scalzi - The ​Sound of Rebellion
The ​Colonial Defense Forces usually protect humanity from alien attack, but now the stability of the Colonial Union has been threatened, and Lieutenant Heather Lee and her squad are called to squash a rebellion on a colony world. It seems simple enoughbut theres a second act to the rebellion that finds Lee captive, alone, and armed with only her brains to survive.

John Scalzi - Miniatures
The ​ex-planet Pluto has a few choice words about being thrown out of the solar system. A listing of alternate histories tells you all the various ways Hitler has died. A lawyer sues an interplanetary union for dangerous working conditions. And four artificial intelligences explain, in increasingly worrying detail, how they plan not to destroy humanity. Welcome to Miniatures: The Very Short Fiction of John Scalzi. These four stories, along with fourteen other pieces, have one thing in common: They’re short, sharp, and to the point—science fiction in miniature, with none of the stories longer than 2,300 words. But in that short space exist entire universes, absurd situations, and the sort of futuristic humor that propelled Scalzi to a Hugo with his novel Redshirts. Not to mention yogurt taking over the world (as it would). Spanning the years from 1991 to 2016, this collection is a quarter century of Scalzi at his briefest and best, and features four never-before-printed stories, exclusive to this collection: “Morning Announcements at the Lucas Interspecies School for Troubled Youth,” “Your Smart Appliances Talk About You Behind Your Back,” “Important Holidays on Gronghu” and “The AI Are Absolutely Positively Without a Doubt Not Here to End Humanity, Honest.”

John Scalzi - The ​Dog King
CDF ​Lieutenant Harry Wilson has one simple task: Watch an ambassador’s dog while the diplomat is conducting sensitive negotiations with an alien race. But you know dogs - always getting into something. And when this dog gets into something that could launch an alien civil war, Wilson has to find a way to solve the conflict, fast, or be the one in the Colonial Union’s doghouse.

John Scalzi - The ​God Engines
Captain ​Ean Tephe is a man of faith, whose allegiance to his lord and to his ship is uncontested. The Bishopry Militant knows this -- and so, when it needs a ship and crew to undertake a secret, sacred mission to a hidden land, Tephe is the captain to whom the task is given. Tephe knows from that the start that his mission will be a test of his skill as a leader of men and as a devout follower of his god. It s what he doesn t know that matters: to what ends his faith and his ship will ultimately be put -- and that the tests he will face will come not only from his god and the Bishopry Militant, but from another, more malevolent source entirely... Author John Scalzi has ascended to the top ranks of modern science fiction with the best-selling, Hugo-nominated novels Old Man's War and Zoe's Tale. Now he tries his hand at fantasy, with a dark and different novella that takes your expectations of what fantasy is and does, and sends them tumbling. Say your prayers...and behold The God Engines.

John Scalzi - Vének ​háborúja
John ​Scalzi a Vének háborújában egy olyan világot ír le, ahol az ember már űrbéli gyarmatokon él, és folytat kegyetlen harcokat újabbakért a Gyarmati Véderő vezetésével. Erre mindenképp szükség van, ugyanis az erőforrások szűkösek, lakható bolygókból pedig kevés van, és emiatt a kivándorlást erősen korlátozzák a Földről. Sokaknak csak az a lehetőség marad, hogy a hetvenöt éves kort elérve jelentkezzenek katonának, majd két év frontszolgálat után letelepedjenek valamelyik kolónián, busásan megjutalmazva. Nem csak emiatt hangzik csábítónak ez a lehetőség: a közvélekedés szerint a Gyarmati Véderő valamilyen módszerrel meg is fiatalítja az embereket, hiszen öregekkel nem lehet harcba indulni. Úgyhogy John Perry két dolgot tett a hetvenötödik születésnapján. Meglátogatta a felesége sírját, majd belépett a hadseregbe. Csak két évet kell túlélnie. Azt viszont még ő sem sejti, hogy milyen megpróbáltatások várnak rá - a brutális háborúk és az otthon fényévekre nyúló távolsága örökké megváltoztatja az embert. Valami sokkal különösebbé és veszélyesebbé.

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