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The Memory of Whiteness

by Kim Stanley Robinson Orb Books (January 06, 2014)

An early novel from Science Fiction legend Kim Stanley Robinson, The Memory of Whiteness is now available for the first time in decades.

In 3229 A.D., human civilization is scattered among the planets, moons,...


Icehenge

by Kim Stanley Robinson Orb Books (January 06, 2014)

An early novel from Science Fiction legend Kim Stanley Robinson, now available for the first time in decades: Icehenge.

On the North Pole of Pluto there stands an enigma: a huge circle of standing blocks of...


The Wild Shore

Three Californias #1

by Kim Stanley Robinson Orb Books (December 30, 2013)

The Wild Shore is the first novel in Kim Stanley Robinson's highly-acclaimed Three Californias Trilogy.

2047: For the small Pacific Coast community of San Onofre, life in the aftermath of a devastating nuclear...


Pacific Edge

Three Californias #3

by Kim Stanley Robinson Orb Books (December 30, 2013)

The concluding book in Kim Stanley Robinson's critically-acclaimed Three Californias Trilogy, Pacific Edge.

2065: In a world that has rediscovered harmony with nature, the village of El Modena, California,...


The Gold Coast

Three Californias #2

by Kim Stanley Robinson Orb Books (December 30, 2013)

The Gold Coast, set an alternative future of ecological collapse, is the second novel in Kim Stanley Robinson's Three Californias trilogy.

2027: Southern California is a developer's dream gone mad, an endless...


Man Plus

Nebula Award for Best Novel 1977

by Frederik Pohl Orb Books (November 11, 2013)

The Nebula Award?winning masterwork by the author of Gateway

In the not-too-distant future, a desperate war for natural resources threatens to bring civilization to a crashing halt. Nuclear warships from around...


Beyond the Blue Event Horizon

Heechee Saga #2

by Frederik Pohl Orb Books (November 11, 2013)

Frederik Pohl was on a streak when this Hugo Award?finalist novel was published in 1980. Now back in print after an absence of nearly a decade, this unique science fiction novel is as fresh and entertaining...


The Probability Broach

by L. Neil Smith Orb Books (December 11, 2001)

Denver detective Win Bear, on the trail of a murderer, discovers much more than a killer. He accidentally stumbles upon the probability broach, a portal to a myriad of worlds--some wildly different from, others...


Where Late The Sweet Birds Sang

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1977, Locus Award for Best Novel 1977

by Kate Wilhelm Orb Books (July 14, 1998)

Before becoming one of today's most intriguing and innovative mystery writers, Kate Wilhelm was a leading writer of science fiction, acclaimed for classics like The Infinity Box and The Clewiston Test.

Now one...


Mindswap

by Robert Sheckley Orb Books (May 29, 2006)

A classic science fiction novel from beloved author Robert Sheckley returns to print in Mindswap.

In the future, interstellar travel to alien worlds will be too expensive for most ordinary people. It certainly...


There Are Doors

by Gene Wolfe Orb Books (October 08, 2001)

There Are Doors is the story of a man who falls in love with a goddess from an alternate universe. She flees him, but he pursues her through doorways-interdimensional gateways-to the other place, determined...


The Fifth Head of Cerberus

by Gene Wolfe Orb Books (March 14, 1994)

Back in print for the first time in more than a decade, Gene Wolfe's The Fifth Head of Cerberus is a universally acknowledged masterpiece of science fiction by one of the field's most brilliant writers.

Far out...


Storeys from the Old Hotel

by Gene Wolfe Orb Books (December 14, 1995)

Hailed as "one of the literary giants of science fiction" by The Denver Post, Gene Wolfe is universally acknowledged as one of the most brilliant writers the field has ever produced. Winner of the World Fantasy...


The Island of Dr. Death and Other Stories and Other Stories

by Gene Wolfe Orb Books (July 14, 1997)

A superb collection of science fiction and fantasy stories, The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories and Other Stories is a book that transcends all genre definitions. The stories within are mined with depth...


The Urth of the New Sun

The Book of the New Sun #5

by Gene Wolfe Orb Books (November 14, 1997)

The long awaited sequel to Gene Wolfe's four-volume classic, The Book of the New Sun. We return to the world of Severian, now the Autarch of Urth, as he leaves the planet on one of the huge spaceships of the...


Downward to the Earth

by Robert Silverberg Orb Books (August 06, 2012)

Who knoweth the spirit of men that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth? ?Ecclesiastes 3:21

Okay, they did resemble elephants, it can't be denied. That led many people to...


A Bridge of Years

by Robert Charles Wilson Orb Books (December 05, 2011)

Tom Winter thought the secluded cottage in the Pacific Northwest would be the perfect refuge?a place to nurse the wounds of lost love and happiness. But Tom soon discovers that his safe haven is the portal of...


Fractions

by Ken MacLeod Orb Books (October 27, 2008)

In a balkanized future of dizzying possibilities, mercenaries contend with guns as smart as they are, nuclear deterrence is a commodity traded on the open market, teenagers deal in "theologically correct" software...


General Practice

by James White Orb Books (April 30, 2003)

At Sector General, anything can happen-and frequently does. In this vast hospital in the depths of space, the thousands of staff, human and alien both, have a single mission: to care for all patients, of all...


Divisions

by Ken MacLeod Orb Books (May 25, 2009)

This volume comprises The Cassini Division and The Sky Road.

The Cassini Division: In the 24th century, post humans, god-like descendents of humans who transformed themselves with high technology, have warped...


A Door Into Ocean

by Joan Slonczewski Orb Books (October 12, 2000)

Joan Slonczewski's A Door into Ocean is the novel upon which the author's reputation as an important SF writer principally rests.

A ground-breaking work both of feminist SF and of world-building hard SF, it...


Heavy Planet

by Hal Clement Orb Books (November 08, 2002)

Discover MESKLIN - Gravity: 3g at the equator, 700g at the poles!

Hal Clement is a Grand Master of SF, and the one most associated with the subgenre of hard SF. From his classic stories in Astounding in the 1940s...


Darwinia

by Robert Charles Wilson Orb Books (September 03, 2007)

In 1912, history was changed by the Miracle, when the old world of Europe was replaced by Darwinia, a strange land of nightmarish jungle and antedeluvian monsters. To some, the Miracle is an act of divine retribution;...


A Hidden Place

by Robert Charles Wilson Orb Books (September 20, 2002)

In the hard years of the Depression, young Travis lives with his uncle and aunt. Upstairs lives the mysterious Anna. Anna says she's going to be "changing," and she needs Travis's help...for purposes she won't...


Stand on Zanzibar

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1969

by John Brunner & Bruce Sterling Orb Books (August 15, 2011)

The brilliant 1969 Hugo Award-winning novel from John Brunner, Stand on Zanzibar, now included with a foreword by Bruce Sterling

Norman Niblock House is a rising executive at General Technics, one of a few all-powerful...


The World of Null-A

by A. E. van Vogt Orb Books (February 23, 2010)

The classic novel of non-Aristotelian logic and the coming race of supermen

Grandmaster A. E. van Vogt was one of the giants of the 1940s, the Golden Age of classic SF. Of his masterpieces, The World of Null-A...


Stations of the Tide

Nebula Award for Best Novel 1992

by Michael Swanwick Orb Books (January 31, 2011)

The Nebula Award-wining novel from Michael Swanwick?one of the most brilliantly assured and darkly inventive writers of contemporary fiction?a masterwork of radically altered realities and world-shattering seductions....


Mysterium

by Robert Charles Wilson Orb Books (August 30, 2010)

In Mysterium, Robert Charles Wilson "blends science, religion, philosophy and alternate history into an intelligent, compelling work of fiction" (Publishers Weekly).

In a top-secret government installation...


Inferno

Inferno #1

by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle Orb Books (September 01, 2008)

Acclaimed writing pair Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle offer a new twist on Dante's classic tale, Inferno.

After being thrown out the window of his luxury apartment, science fiction writer Allen Carpentier wakes...


Songmaster

by Orson Scott Card Orb Books (December 05, 2002)

A science fiction classic from Orson Scott Card, the bestselling author of Ender's Game

Kidnapped at an early age, the young singer Ansset has been raised in isolation at the mystical retreat called the Songhouse....


A Time of Changes

Nebula Award for Best Novel 1972

by Robert Silverberg Orb Books (April 26, 2009)

With a new introduction by author Robert Silverberg, and the first-ever map of Borthan, this classic sci-fi novel A Time of Changes, out of print since 1992, will delight fans of dystopian fiction

In the far...


The World Inside

by Robert Silverberg Orb Books (May 21, 2010)

Welcome to Urban Monad 116. Reaching nearly two miles into the sky, the one thousand stories of this building are home to over eight hundred thousand people living in peace and harmony. In the year 2381 with...


Wyrms

by Orson Scott Card Orb Books (April 04, 2003)

A New York Times Best Book of the Year

From the New York Times bestselling author of Ender's Shadow, comes Orson Scott Card's standalone Wyrms

The sphere is alien in origin, but has been controlled by man for...


The Folk of the Fringe

by Orson Scott Card Orb Books (March 31, 2010)

In Orson Scott Card's classic apocalyptic science fiction novel The Folk of the Fringe, only a few nuclear weapons fell in America--the weapons that destroyed the nation were biological and, ultimately, cultural....


Treason

by Orson Scott Card Orb Books (November 29, 2009)

From the bestselling author of the Ender Universe novels comes Orson Scott Card's Treason

Lanik Mueller's birthright as heir to planet Treason's most powerful rulership will never be realized. He is a "rad"--radical...


Cowboy Feng's Space Bar and Grille

by Steven Brust Orb Books (March 31, 2010)

Steven Brust's Cowboy Feng's Space Bar and Grille is a time-traveling, science fiction thriller and a rollicking, fun read.

Cowboy Feng's Space Bar and Grille serves the best matzoh ball soup in the Galaxy,...


Dying Inside

by Robert Silverberg Orb Books (March 02, 2009)

In 1972, Robert Silverberg, even then an acknowledged leader in the science fiction field, published a book that was immediately hailed as a masterpiece.

More than three decades later, Dying Inside has stood...