By Charles Stross
It's 1976 back. Abba are at the charts, the chilly warfare is in complete swing -- and the Earth is flat. It's been flat ever because the eve of the Cuban battle of 1962; and the constellations overhead are all fallacious. past the Boreal ocean, unusual new continents loom above tropical seas, delivering a brand new begin to colonists like newly-weds Maddy and Bob, and the desire of additional glory to explorers like ex-cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin: yet not anyone understands why they exist, and outdoors the circle of exploration the universe is inexplicably warped. Gregor, in Washington DC, is aware yet isn't conversing. Colonel-General Gagarin, on a years-long undertaking to head the place New Soviet guy has now not long past earlier than, goes to determine. And at the fringe of an historic desolate tract, underneath the elderly stars of one other galaxy, Maddy is ready to return face-to-face with humanity's worst fear???
Read or Download Missile Gap PDF
Best science fiction books
You can't retain an excellent girl down-Kris Longknife returns.
once more Kris unearths herself stuck within the crosshairs of unknown enemies who wish her lifeless. Factions, either valid and underground, vie for keep watch over of the planet New Eden. And anyone is benefiting from the chaos to unharness a private vendetta opposed to Kris.
It can be the twenty-fifth century, however the Marines are nonetheless trying to find a number of solid men.
The Confederation has eventually disclosed the life of Skinks, fierce extraterrestrial beings bent on wiping out humankind. whereas the remainder of the universe grapples with the scoop, the Skink-savvy Marines of the Confederation’s Thirty-fourth Fleet preliminary Strike staff (FIST) have their very own concerns: they’ve simply discovered they can’t move out of the unit. Who else has the talents to struggle the Skinks on their domestic turf whilst the time comes?
Morale isn’t better by means of a file of Skinks at the uncolonized international of Ishtar—which implies that FIST needs to flip round and head correct again into the jaws of hell without downtime. yet none of that concerns to Lieutenant Charlie Bass and the 3rd platoon of corporation L. They’re Marines, they’re the easiest, and they’ve obtained a role to do.
You may be better. .. .
In a near-future international during which expertise can delivery you anyplace immediately, can a coded word allow you to swap your body—to turn into taller, better, extra appealing? Clair is lovely certain the provide is simply too reliable to be actual. yet her ally, Libby, is set to provide it a test, eager for a brand new, more desirable model of herself.
What starts off as Libby’s dream becomes Clair’s nightmare whilst Libby falls foul of a perilous seize. With assistance from Jesse, the college freak, and a mysterious—but powerful—stranger referred to as Q, Clair’s try to defend Libby leads her to an unimagined global of conspiracies and cover-ups. quickly her personal lifestyles is in danger, and Clair is chased internationally in a determined race opposed to time.
Action and probability gas Sean Williams’ story of know-how, identification, and the lengths to which one lady will visit retailer her ally.
The final word maquiladora. Montezuma Strip: First international tech and 3rd global wages, sprawling from L. A. to East Elpaso Juarez, Guyamas to Phoenix; 1000 gangs, 1000000 locos; and some filthy rich past the desires of god.
Originally released 1995 via Aspect.
- Darwin's Radio
- Wings of Creation (1st Edition) (The Silver Ship, Book 3)
- The Future Eve (Annotated Edition)
- Jupiter (The Grand Tour, Book 8)
Additional resources for Missile Gap
For years he has suffered Antwyr’s insults in silence, his scorn a shield against the furious rantings of the dead god. Antwyr at first tried to overcome Crowe with sheer strength of will, battering against his mind for years, hoping to break down the Purifier’s defences and possess him. When it became clear Crowe would not yield Antwyr tried a different tactic, offering him untold power, yet still the Castellan resisted. However, the blade’s promises become ever more specific to the Castellan the longer the two remain together, and it hopes one day to find a chink, however small, in Crowe’s formidable mental armour.
In many ways Draigo was born anew during the war on Acralem, everything he was before washed away by the blood spilled on that blighted world. M41 the Daemon Prince M’kar the Reborn led his daemonic host out of the Warp, intent on creating a kingdom for himself in the mortal world. From Acralem the Daemons spilled out across the surrounding sector, turning worlds to fire and madness in their wake, and weakening the veil between reality and the Immaterium. The citizens of Acralem were defenceless against such uncontained energies.
Grand Master Rothwyr Morvans, Protector of the Sanctum Sanctorum, commands the 5th Brotherhood with Tauros Hendron as its Brother-Captain. Some of the greatest heroes of the Grey Knights continue in their duty even after their bodies have been crippled beyond repair, entombed within one of the Chapter’s Dreadnoughts. The 5th Brotherhood has long been the warden of the wealth of the Grey Knights’ Dreadnoughts, its Grand Master as much the chronicler of their deeds as their commander. While other brotherhoods contain Dreadnoughts, most of these begin within the Sanctum Sanctorum, their histories and glories carefully considered before they are honoured with entombment.
Missile Gap by Charles Stross