By Suzanne Collins
The starvation video games occurs in an unidentified destiny period of time after the destruction of North the US, in a country referred to as Panem. Panem contains a wealthy Capitol and twelve surrounding, poorer districts. As punishment for a prior uprising opposed to the Capitol, each year one boy and one lady among the a while of 12 and 18 from each one district are compelled to take part within the starvation video games, a televised occasion the place the individuals, or 'tributes', needs to struggle to the loss of life in a wide outside area till just one is still. the tale follows fatherless 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, a woman from District 12 who volunteers for the video games rather than her more youthful sister, Prim.
By James Morrow
Said First version. a superb reproduction in an outstanding dirt jacket. DJ paintings by means of Romas.
By Richard K. Morgan
Within the twenty-fifth century, humankind has unfold in the course of the galaxy, monitored via the watchful eye of the U.N. whereas divisions in race, faith, and sophistication nonetheless exist, advances in expertise have redefined lifestyles itself. Now, assuming one could have enough money the pricy method, a person’s cognizance might be kept in a cortical stack on the base of the mind and simply downloaded right into a new physique (or “sleeve”) making dying not anything greater than a minor blip on a screen.
Ex-U.N. envoy Takeshi Kovacs has been killed prior to, yet his final loss of life was once relatively painful. Dispatched 180 light-years from domestic, re-sleeved right into a physique in Bay urban (formerly San Francisco, now with a rusted, dilapidated Golden Gate Bridge), Kovacs is thrown into the darkish middle of a shady, far-reaching conspiracy that's vicious even by means of the factors of a society that treats “existence” as whatever that may be received and bought. For Kovacs, the shell that blew a gap in his chest used to be in basic terms the start. . . .
By Suzanne Collins
Als Katniss erfährt, dass das Los auf ihre kleine Schwester Prim gefallen ist, zögert sie keinen second. Um Prim zu schützen, meldet sie sich an ihrer Stelle für die alljährlich stattfindenden Spiele von Panem in dem sicheren Wissen, damit ihr eigenes Todesurteil unterschrieben zu haben. Denn von den 24 Kandidaten darf nur ein Einziger überleben! Zusammen mit Peeta, einem Jungen aus ihrem Distrikt, wird Katniss in die area geschickt, um sich dem Kampf zu stellen. Sie beide wissen, dass es nur einen Sieger geben kann. Allerdings scheint das Peeta nicht zu kümmern, denn er rettet Katniss das Leben. Sind seine Gefühle ihr gegenüber vielleicht doch nicht nur gespielt, um das Publikum vor den Bildschirmen für sich einzunehmen? Katniss weiß nicht mehr, used to be sie glauben darf und vor allem nicht, was once sie selbst empfindet .
By Neal Stephenson
From the number one New York Times bestselling writer of Anathem, Reamde, and Cryptonomicon comes an exhilarating and thought-provoking technological know-how fiction epic—a grand tale of annihilation and survival spanning 5 thousand years.
What might occur if the realm have been ending?
A catastrophic occasion renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race opposed to the inevitable, international locations worldwide band jointly to plan an bold plan to make sure the survival of humanity a ways past our surroundings, in outer space.
But the complexities and unpredictability of human nature coupled with unexpected demanding situations and risks threaten the intrepid pioneers, till just a handful of survivors stay . . .
Five thousand years later, their progeny—seven particular races now 3 billion strong—embark on yet one more audacious trip into the unknown . . . to an alien international completely reworked through cataclysm and time: Earth.
A author of extraordinary genius and innovative imaginative and prescient, Neal Stephenson combines technology, philosophy, expertise, psychology, and literature in a powerful paintings of speculative fiction that provides a portrait of a destiny that's either awesome and eerily recognizable. As he did in Anathem, Cryptonomicon, the Baroque Cycle, and Reamde, Stephenson explores a few of our largest rules and difficult demanding situations in a wide ranging saga that's bold, engrossing, and altogether brilliant.
By J. G. Ballard
"Harsh and creative! High Rise is an excessive and vibrant bestiary, which lingers unsettlingly within the mind." ―Martin Amis, New Statesman
while a category struggle erupts inside of a sumptuous condo block, glossy elevators develop into violent battlegrounds and cocktail events degenerate into marauding assaults on “enemy” flooring. during this visionary story, human society slips into violent opposite as once-peaceful citizens, pushed by way of primal urges, re-create an international governed through the legislation of the jungle.
By Veronica Roth
This first booklet in Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy is the radical that encouraged the foremost movie starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Kate Winslet. This dystopian sequence set in a futuristic Chicago has captured the hearts of thousands of juvenile and grownup readers.
Perfect for enthusiasts of the starvation video games and Maze Runner series, Divergent and its sequels, Insurgent and Allegiant—plus Four: A Divergent Collection, 4 tales advised from the viewpoint of the nature Tobias—are the gripping tale of a dystopian global reworked via braveness, self-sacrifice, and love. lovers of the Divergent motion picture will locate the booklet jam-packed with simply as a lot emotional intensity and exhilarating motion because the movie, all advised in attractive, wealthy language.
The paperback version contains bonus fabrics created by means of Veronica Roth, together with her essays on Utopian worlds and the way she named the factions, writing suggestions, a Q&A, a Divergent playlist, faction manifestos, and an excerpt from Insurgent.
One selection can remodel you. Beatrice Prior's society is split into 5 factions—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). Beatrice needs to choose from staying together with her Abnegation kin and shifting factions. Her selection will surprise her group and herself. however the newly christened Tris additionally has a mystery, one she's made up our minds to maintain hidden, simply because during this world, what makes you varied makes you dangerous.
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Northgate is in turmoil. Decaying, violent, and corrupt, it's a universal sufficient urban in 2051, but quickly, a discovery will echo from underneath the Moon's floor to set Northgate aflame. New arrival Michael Flynn is jobless and all the way down to his previous couple of funds, yet he nonetheless goals of creating a favorable distinction of his personal. He has no kin, no friends—save for the idolized freelancer identified merely as Diomedes—and this night the condo they proportion will burn to the floor. while Diomedes turns into his mentor in a look for the arsonist accountable, Michael gets the opportunity to achieve his desires. becoming a member of them is Felix, a wise-cracking "information bounty hunter" who claims that neither the arsonist nor Diomedes are rather what they seem. Will Michael go through the flames unscathed, or will city violence incinerate all that he's? those that seek the Moon may be watching...
By Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury’s across the world acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future.
Guy Montag is a fireman. In his international, the place tv ideas and literature is near to extinction, firemen begin fires instead of placed them out. His activity is to ruin the main unlawful of commodities, the broadcast publication, in addition to the homes during which they're hidden.
Montag by no means questions the destruction and destroy his activities produce, returning every day to his bland existence and spouse, Mildred, who spends all day along with her tv “family.” yet then he meets an eccentric younger neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a earlier the place humans didn’t dwell in worry and to a gift the place one sees the realm during the rules in books rather than the senseless chatter of television.
When Mildred makes an attempt suicide and Clarisse by surprise disappears, Montag starts to question every little thing he has ever identified. He starts off hiding books in his domestic, and while his pilfering is chanced on, the fireman has to run for his existence.
By Robert Swindells
An 'After-the-Bomb' tale instructed via teenage Danny, one of many survivors - one of many unfortunate ones. Set in Shipley, a typical city within the north of britain, this can be a robust portrayal of a global that has damaged down. Danny not just has to manage in an international of lawlessness and gang struggle, yet he has to guard and take care of his little brother, Ben, and a woman known as Kim. Is there any wish left for a brand new global?