The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next.
Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?
They can turn the tide An enduring classic, this book offers a dramatic and prophetic look at the potential consequences of the escalating destruction of Earth.
In this nightmare society, air pollution is so bad that gas masks are commonplace.
After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.
But even here, the Golems are needed - figures who protect the Jews persecuted yet again as they were in 17th century Prague and mid-20th century Europe. More relevant than ever before, 1984 exposes the worst crimes imaginable-the destruction of truth, freedom, and individuality. "The Regular" by Ken Liu seamlessly blends futuristic technology into detective noir. It's also got one of the most interesting speculative elements in the book; while most of the stories deal with replaced limbs and body systems and such -- what we tend to visualize when we think "cyborg" -- one of several available "upgrades" in this story is a Regulator, which stabilizes adrenaline, dopamine, and serotonin for optimal emotional performance.It's just a little later than now and Lola Hart is writing her life in a diary.She's a nice middle-class girl on the verge of her teens who schools at the calm end of town. But in a disintegrating New York she is a dying breed.Infant mortality is up, and everyone seems to suffer from some form of ailment.The water is polluted, and only the poor drink from the tap.Paolo Bacigalupi's debut collection demonstrates the power and reach of the science fiction short story.