Illustrator unknown Author Michael Moorcock Year 1978 (first published 1972) Publisher New English Library ISBN 0-450-04152-2
A STARTLING NOVEL OF INHUMANITY – PAST, PRESENT AND TO COME
‘IF THERE IS A MORAL TO THIS BOOK, IT IS A SIMPLE ONE: THERE ARE NO SIMPLE ANSWERS’
The terror of the Red Republic in nineteenth-century Paris; the atrocity of twentieth-century concentration camps; the uncertainty of the present, and the horrors of the future – these are just a few of Karl Glogauers’s macabre experiences as he is projected through time and space. Alternately victim, aggressor, and bystander, he rides the storm of inhumanity through the ages.
BREAKFAST IN THE RUINS is a shattering novel of cruelty and despair – science fantasy at its best, by an acknowledged master of the art.
Series John Grimes
Illustrator Ken Barr Author A. Bertram Chandler Year 1981 (first published 1967/1972) Publisher Ace ISBN 0-441-73102-3
MEET JOHN GRIMES at the very beginning of a career that will lead him to fame and glory out at the edge of the galaxy, out where the laws of men are nonexistent, and those of nature itself are sometimes tenuous.
Someday Grimes will be a Commodore in the secessionist Rim Worlds Navy, but for now he is merely a very junior Lieutenant in another space navy entirely, that of the Federation. If he keeps his nose clean, one day he can be an Admiral in that Service; all he has to do is follow regulations regardless of the consequences, and obey orders regardless of whether they are right or wrong—and he is determined to do just that.
But being John Grimes, he will find it a more difficult task than he expects—especially when he must turn a blind eye to the piratical acts of the Waldegrenese Navy, or ignore the plight of a beauteous damsel in distress. That’s why, although he doesn’t know it yet, he is already on THE ROAD TO THE RIM.
Series John Grimes
Illustrator Ken W. Kelly Author A. Bertram Chandler Year 1983 (first published 1979) Publisher DAW ISBN 0-87997-845-7
John Grimes, owner of the deep space pinnace Little Sister, could not afford to be fussy about whom he carried. But there were compensations, for if his ship had not been chartered to take Fenella Pruin, muckraking reporter, to exclusive New Venusberg he would never have been able to visit that fabulous pleasure planet. Continue reading →
Series Flinx of the Commonwealth
Illustrator Tim White Author Alan Dean Foster Year 1979 (first published 1977) Publisher New English Library/Ballantine ISBN 0-450-04304-5
Three entire planets are about to vanish and the Commonwealth’s scientists can do nothing to save
The disappearance of several small spaceships has proven the existence of a vast collapsar, an all-devouring black hole that is carving its way across the Galaxy. To evacuate the three planets in its course would be impossible. To stop such an incomprehensible astronomical force is not even worth contemplating.
There is a slim chance, a remote possibility that the key to survival lies with a strange and seemingly insane creature named Ab that Flinx adopts as his pet. No one knows or understands what Ab is or what powers he has. All Flinx knows is that he is suddenly very important — and with a death sentence on his head, he could soon be very dead.
Following THE TAR-AIYM KRANG and ORPHAN STAR THE END OF THE MATTER is the third book in Alan Dean Foster’s brilliant sequence featuring Flinx of the Commonwealth.
Series John Grimes
Illustrator Paul Alexander Author A. Bertram Chandler Year 1979 (first published 1971/1969) Publisher Ace ISBN unknown
on the rim of space, where the very fabric of space and time is stretched almost to bursting, and the boundaries between then and now, between here and there, are so thin as to be almost non-existent. And so John Grimes should hardly have been so surprised to meet…Sherlock Holmes? Lady Chatterley? Tarzan and Jane? A. Bertram Chandler??
Illustrator Michael Whelan Author Alan Dean Foster Year 1982 Publisher Del Ray/Ballantine ISBN 0-345-29141-7
In The Beginning…
Before Man and insectlike Thranx had become allies, when the reptilian AAnn were just occasional raiders of Thranx colony worlds, one young Thranx agricultural expert lived a life of quiet desperation.
A dreamer in a world of sensible, stable beings, Ryo buried himself in his work—reclaiming marshland from a tenacious jungle—until he came across a letter describing a relatives encounter with horrid, two-legged, soft-skinned space-going beasts… Continue reading →
Illustrator Peter Archer Author John Theydon Year 1966 Publisher Armada ISBN unknown
Atlanta is kidnapped! International crooks use her as bait in order to capture Stingray. In a pirated patrol vessel, they take her into the weird and unknown depths of the ocean.
Troy Tempest, Phones and Marina set out on a hazardous rescue attempt in which they meet a truly terrifying monster of the deep. Here is a story with all the excitement of the celebrated TV series. Continue reading →
Series John Grimes
Illustrator Ken W. Kelly Author A. Bertram Chandler Year 1985 Publisher DAW ISBN 0-88677-031-9
They called the robomaid “Clockwork Kitty” until she informed them of her right name. She was a triumph of Japan’s far-future robotics industry and she was a present to John Grimes as he set out aboard Sister Sue for a voyage to the planet called New Salem.
New Salem was a colony of blue-nosed religious fanatics and Grimes knew it meant trouble. For in addition to his sexy-looking robot he had Shirl and Darleen aboard, two wild ones of kangaroo ancestry, sure to be problems. And trouble came, not merely from the fire-wielding bigots but from Grimes’ old enemy, Drongo Kane.
It’s the last interplanetary romp of the legendary spaceman known as science-fiction’s own “Captain Hornblower.”
Illustrator Gray Morrow Author Cordwainer Smith Year 1978 (first published 1975) Publisher Del Ray/Ballantine ISBN 0-345-27800-3
ROD McBAN THE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-FIRST
The Richest Boy in the Galaxy
He passed the test of the Garden of Death, but was still a telepathic cripple—a danger to Norstrilia his enemies claimed, as owner of the guarded planet’s key landholding: the Station of Doom.
The only road to safety, his computer told him, was to become the richest man in the universe… and he did, in one crowded, unbelievable night.
The computer’s logic was faultless… but Man isn’t logical. And now Roderick Frederick Ronald William MacArthur McBan 151st had a galaxy of people—and other beings—out to rob him, to use him… or to kill him!
Illustrator Ron Walotsky (uncredited) Author Piers Anthony Year 1980 Publisher Avon ISBN 0-380-75556-4
At the edge of the Milky Way, the treacherous space race for the legacy of the Ancients begins—a race against time, enemy aliens, and black holes. For outlawed hero Heem of Highfalls and beautiful Jessica of Capella, the extraordinary contest is very simple: