By Dave Freer

The smallest factor can switch the trail of background.

The yr is 1976, and the British Empire nonetheless spans the globe. Coal drives the area, and the smog of it hangs thick over the canals of London.

Clara Calland is at the run. Hunted, together with her scientist mom, via Menshevik spies and Imperial infantrymen, they flee eire for London. they have to get away airships, treachery and seize. less than flooded London's canals they sign up for the rebels who reside within the dank tunnels there.

Tim Barnabas is among the less than humans, born to the key city of drowned London, position of anti-imperialist republicans and Irish rebels, a part of the freedom - the folks who could see a go back to older values and loose elections. Seeing no extra than his subsequent meal, Tim has employed on as a submariner at the Cuttlefish, a coal fired submarine that runs smuggled cargoes underneath the steamship patrols, to the citadel the US and past.

When the ravening Imperial soldiery comes, Clara and her mom are compelled to escape aboard the Cuttlefish. Hunted like beasts, the submarine and her team needs to adopt a determined voyage internationally, from the Faeroes to the Caribbean and at last around the Pacific to discover safeguard. yet merely Clara and Tim Barnabas can steer them previous treachery and catastrophe, to freedom in Westralia. Carried with them--a misplaced medical mystery that threatens the very center of Imperial energy.

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Jumper: A Novel

By Steven Gould

Steven Gould's SF vintage, Jumper.

Davy can teleport. He first discovers his expertise in the course of a savage beating brought by means of his abusive father, whilst Davy jumps right away to the most secure position he is familiar with, his small-town public library. As his mom did such a lot of years sooner than, Davy vows by no means to head domestic back. in its place, he units off, younger and green, for brand new York City.

Davy progressively learns to exploit and keep watch over his powers, first for sheer survival in an atmosphere extra violent and complicated than he ever imagined. yet mere survival isn't sufficient for Davy. He desires to be aware of if his mom disappeared so thoroughly from his existence simply because she, too, may perhaps bounce. And as he searches for a hint of someone else with powers like his personal, he learns to exploit his skills for greater than get away and robbery.

A younger guy with not anything to lose, and the facility to head at any place he desires, may help lots of people. yet he may also make loads of difficulty, and in the end difficulty goes to come back trying to find him. the single method Davy can contemplate to find others who can leap is to make himself seen to them, but when he does, the police would certainly locate him too.

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Fair Coin

By E. C. Myers

The coin replaced Ephraim's existence. yet how can he switch it back?

Sixteen-year-old Ephraim Scott is horrified while he comes domestic from institution and unearths his mom subconscious on the kitchen desk, clutching a bottle of capsules. the cause of her suicide test is much more dis­turbing: she idea she'd pointed out Ephraim's physique on the clinic that day.

Among his useless double's assets, Ephraim unearths an odd coin--a coin that can provide needs while he flips it. With a flick of his thumb, he can flip his alcoholic mom right into a version mother or father and capture the attention of the woman he is loved due to the fact moment grade. however the coin does not continually switch issues for the higher. And a nasty turn can damage different people's lives as simply because it rebuilds his own.

The coin may perhaps provide Ephraim every thing he is ever wanted--if he learns to manage its energy ahead of his success runs out.

Winner of the 2012 Andre Norton Award for remarkable younger grownup technological know-how Fiction/Fantasy Book
Finalist: 2013 Compton criminal Award
Finalist: 2013 British myth Award for top Newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award)

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The Rise of Nine (Lorien Legacies)

By Pittacus Lore

In Pittacus Lore’s The upward thrust of Nine, 3rd within the New York Times bestselling i'm quantity 4 sequence, the stakes are greater than ever as John, Six, and 7 attempt desperately to discover the remainder of the Garde earlier than it’s too late.
The Mogadorians who destroyed the planet Lorien proceed to seek down the Garde, the small team of Loric survivors who've taken safe haven in the world. The Garde needs to come jointly. they're Lorien and Earth’s simply hope.
During the harmful challenge on the Mogadorian base in West Virginia, John chanced on and rescued 9. yet regardless of their mixed powers, specified talents often called Legacies, the pair slightly escaped with their lives—and they misplaced Sam within the process.
In order to save lots of our international and their very own, John and 9 needs to subscribe to forces with Six and 7 who've been scuffling with the Mogadorians in Spain, and who're now attempting to find quantity 8 in India.
Power in numbers will shop us all.

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The Beast of Cretacea

By Todd Strasser

Master storyteller Todd Strasser reimagines the vintage story of Moby Dick as set within the future—and takes readers on an epic sci-fi adventure.

When seventeen-year-old Ishmael wakes up from stasis aboard the Pequod, he is surprised via how various this planet is from the soiled, death, Shroud-covered Earth he left at the back of. yet Ishmael isn’t on Cretacea to wonder on the clean air, sunshine, and never-ending blue ocean. He’s the following to paintings, risking his existence to seek down nice ocean-dwelling beasts to reap and ship again to the resource-depleted Earth. even supposing effortless prey abounds, many times the chase boat crews are ordered to disregard it so as to pursue the elusive nice Terrafin. It’s rumored that the ship’s captain, Ahab, misplaced his leg to the beast years in the past, and that he’s now fed on through revenge. yet there is extra to Captain Ahab’s obsession. darkish secrets and techniques and unsafe exploits swirl round the pursuit of the beast, and Ishmael needs to do his top to survive—if he can.

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Analog Science Fiction and Fact (December 2010)

Released considering the fact that 1930, Analog technology Fiction and truth is among the so much enduring and renowned magazines of technology fiction. Its editorial emphasis is on life like tales that mirror excessive criteria of clinical accuracy, mind's eye, and energetic articles approximately present study at the frontiers of actual technology. A recurrent subject matter in either fiction and provocative opinion columns is the human influence of technology and expertise.
The December factor back bargains an strange blend of a narrative and a heavily linked truth article. the tale is Shane Tourtellotte’s “The guy from Downstream,” a few time traveller who does what he does for an strange cause, after which faces an unforeseen problem approximately what to do subsequent. the very fact article is Tourtellotte’s “Tips for the funds Time-Traveler,” which takes a quantitative examine a number of the very useful difficulties any such tourist might unavoidably face.
Also a few tales which are components of sequence —Christopher L. Bennett’s “Home Is the place the Hub Is,” and Brian C. Coad’s “A Placebo Effect,” during which long-suffering patent legal professional Wally Mason is quickly coaxed out of retirement—as good as a few that aren’t. a type of, H. G. Stratmann’s “Primum Non Nocere,” may well simply be thought of a seasonal exact, in a sneaky type of way—though it could possibly even be thought of a number of different issues, too.

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By Karin Lowachee

While Jos' mom and dad are killed in an assault on their buying and selling send, the boy is abducted through the attackers after which escapes - simply to fall into the alien fingers of humanity's maximum enemies. he's quickly coerced into changing into a undercover agent opposed to the human race.

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Ascendance (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)

By David R. George III

The post-television Deep house Nine saga maintains with this unique novel from New York Times bestselling writer David R. George III!

On the unique Deep area 9, Captain Kira Nerys watches because the close by wormhole opens and discharges a unmarried, bladelike vessel. makes an attempt to touch its group fail, and the send is quickly through one other vessel of comparable layout. whilst an armada hence starts to emerge from the wormhole, it sort of feels transparent that DS9 is less than assault. Kira orders her first officer, Commander Elias Vaughn, to board the U.S.S. Defiant and shield the station, and signals Starfleet to ship extra forces as her staff prepares DS9’s shields and weaponry for the onslaught to come.

Meanwhile, at the lead send, Iliana Ghemor considers launching an assault on DS9 and eventually finishing the lifetime of Kira, the fountainhead of the entire ills in her depressing existence. Her vengeance calls for greater than mere dying, though—it calls for discomfort. Ghemor refocuses, opting for to keep on with her plan to mete out her revenge at the captain by way of first decimating the inhabitants of Bajor…

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