If you come back alive – it’s a Success
If the patrol bullets miss you – it’s Luck
And as for everything else – that’s Fate
Zones are areas where the laws of nature have gone insane and life has either perished or become twisted beyond recognition. They were to be cut off from the world, lost and forgotten behind walls and fences. Criminals called stalkers explore the Zones in search of artefacts; small fragments of alien culture and technology that defy our understanding of reality.
Jacob Moncke was there on Day One. Thirteen years later events conspire to draw him back as he becomes tangled in a web of conspiracy and murder.
The Hollow Pilgrim follows in the footsteps of Roadside Picnic, the legendary scifi-classic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky. With approval and a license from Boris Strugatsky (1933–2012), it brings the setting of Roadside Picnic to the modern era, while staying true to the original work in themes and atmosphere.
“Ville Vuorela tells a gripping noir tale in the broken world of the Strugatskys’ Roadside Picnic, where no one is what they seem and happy endings are hard to come by. I really enjoyed it!” – Hannu Rajaniemi
Lady Kahina Loren, born into the Prism system’s powerful ruling family, is desperate to throw off the shackles of her privileged lifestyle and discover herself, but ambition crumbles when she faces death at the hands of the one person she thought she could trust.
With the advanced technology of the 3rd millennium, death is not always as final as it seems, but when that technology malfunctions, is death the better option…
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"Zora and the Land Ethic Nomads," by Mary A. Turzillo
"Food for Friendship," by E.C. Tubb
"The Life Work of Professor Muntz," by Murray Leinster
"Tiny and the Monster," by Theodore Sturgeon
"Beyond Lies the Wub," by Philip K. Dick
"Pictures Don’t Lie," by Katherine MacLean
"The Big Trip Up Yonder," by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
"Storm Warning," by Donald A. Wollheim
"The Application of Discipline," by Jason Andrew
"Tom the Universe," by Larry Hodges
"Wild Seed," by Carmelo Rafala
"Tabula Rasa," by Ray Cluley
"The Eyes of Thar," by Henry Kuttner
"Regenesis," by Cynthia Ward
"Not Omnipotent Enough," by George H. Scithers and John Gregory Betancourt
"Plato’s Bastards," by James C. Stewart
"Pen Pal," by Milton Lesser
"Living Under the Conditions," by James K. Moran
"The Arbiter," by John Russell Fearn
"The Grandmother-Granddaughter Conspiracy," by Marissa Lingen
"Top Secret," by David Grinnell
"Living Under the Conditions," by James K. Moran
"Sense of Obligation," by Harry Harrison
"Angel's Egg," by Edgar Pangborn
"Youth," by Isaac Asimov
"Anthem," by Ayn Rand
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3 books and 1,200+ pages of interstellar action. Over 250 five-star ratings on Goodreads!In the far future, nanotechnology will be all that keeps us alive in a brutal war with the Merkiaari. Into this war-torn galaxy a courageous Marine, an alien geneticist, and a broken hero will unite in common cause...
Merkiaari Wars Series: Books 1-3 includes the first three installments in an epic space opera that includes wall-to-wall action, elaborate battles, captivating aliens, and realistic science. If you enjoy military stories that mix philosophy with political intrigue, then you'll love Mark Cooper's unequivocal masterpiece. Pick up this box set, and you'll get a free two-chapter preview of Operation Breakout (book 4).
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This is a science fiction bundle of first contact and alien invasion seen from both human and alien points of view. Expect to see space fleets battling and military themes.
ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE, by Mike Resnick
A BRIEF DANCE TO THE MUSIC OF THE SPHERES, by Michael Kurland
GRANDPA?, by Edward M. Lerner
TO ERR IS INHUMAN, by Marion Zimmer Bradley
SARGASSO OF LOST STARSHIPS, by Poul Anderson
THE SWORDSMEN OF VARNIS, by Geoffrey Cobbe
MOON DOG, by Arthur C. Clarke
WHY I LEFT HARRY’S ALL-NIGHT HAMBURGERS, by Lawrence Watt-Evans
GALACTIC CHEST, by Clifford D. Simak
PROTOTYPE, by John Gregory Betancourt
THE DOORSTOP, by Reginald Bretnor
THE TIME DISSOLVER, by Jerry Sohl
DO UNTO OTHERS, by Damien Broderick
KEEP OUT, by Fredric Brown
THE CHAPTER ENDS, by Poul Anderson
DO UNTO OTHERS, by Mark Clifton
THE SERVANT PROBLEM, by Robert F. Young
THE SLIZZERS, by Jerome Bixby
AND THEN THE TOWN TOOK OFF, by Richard Wilson
SPACE OPERA, by Michael R. Collings
I AM TOMORROW, by Lester del Rey
RIPENESS IS ALL, by Jesse Roarke
DAWSON DID IT, by C.J. Henderson
STARMAN'S QUEST, by Robert Silverberg
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Koulun ainekirjoituksissa negatiiviseksi arvosteluperusteeksi tuli liika mielikuvituksen käyttö, mistä opettaja moitti vanhempiani. Tilanne kärjistyi kun hän törmäsi kirjoista ahmimaani tietomäärään. Minä korjasin ja täydensin, poistuin luokasta kun käskettiin ja istuin koulupäivän jälkeen jälki-istunnossa miettien mitä tein väärin. En antanut tuumaakaan periksi.
Opettajani oli tehnyt koulunkäynnistäni yhtä helvettiä vain koska minä olin oikeassa ja hän väärässä. Puolustin oikeuttani olla minä. Puolustin kotiani ja perhettäni. Puolustin kaikkia niitä, jotka joutuisivat saman opettajan määräysvallan alle tulevaisuudessa.
Välitunnilla kimppuuni kävi korsto, joka kippasi minutmaahan ja istui rintakehäni päällä kasvojani lyöden. Tarkkailuluokan opettaja huomasi tilanteen, nousi autoonsa ja ajoi kylmästi oppilaansa yli. Kasvojeni yläpuolelle ilmestyi puskuri ja päällekarkaajani pyöri törmäyksen voimasta pitkin asfalttia.
Ville Vuorela on pelisuunnittelija ja kirjailija. Hän on työskennellyt myös opettajana ja nuoriso-ohjaajana. Vuorelan omiin kokemuksiin perustuva Häirikkötehdas kertoo Suomen ensimmäisen nörttisukupolven tarinan.