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DANIEL F. GALOUYE

Daniel Galouye only wrote five novels before his early demise (at the age of 56) in 1976. However, these five works continue to influence SF writers to this day. In recognition of the influence he has had on the genre, he was awarded the Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award in 2007 at that year's Readercon.  A true visionary, he was writing about subjects such as “virtual reality” in the mid-sixties (Simulacron-3) long before the general public was even aware of the concept.

Dark Universe is one of Daniel Galouye's two best known works (with Simulacron-3) and it lost the Hugo award for best novel by only one vote to Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land. Legend has it that Galouye himself cast the final losing vote to Heinlein’s book.

Dark Universe is a post-apocalyptic work where survivors of a devastating war live deep underground in perpetual darkness, where only legend and old stories talk about the concept of light…a concept that is hard to understand for beings who live and die in total darkness.

 

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BONUS # 1

A SONG FOR LYA
(Hugo-winning novella) by

GEORGE R.R. MARTIN

Everyone now associates George R. R. Martin with the blockbuster HBO series Game of Thrones. But to true science fiction and fantasy fans, George Martin was a giant long before that association. He started writing fiction in 1970 and his association with TV includes work on shows such as the Twilight Zone revival and Max Headroom. He has won numerous awards for writing, including a number of Hugos and Nebulas as well as various awards from other countries.

"A Song For Lya" won the Hugo Award for Best Novella. It deals with two telepaths named Robb and Lyanna who visit a planet to find out why the inhabitants worship a mold-like organism and in doing so commit mass suicide. In his essay "The Light of Distant Stars," Martin has said it was inspired by the first serious romance he was involved in.

In his later book series A Song of Ice and Fire, the names Robb and Lyanna are used for two members of House Stark, Robb being the son of Eddard Stark and Lyanna being Eddard's younger sister.

"A Song For Lya" is set in the same universe as several of Martin's other works, including "With Morning Comes Mistfall," Dying of the Light, and the stories collected in Tuf Voyaging.

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BONUS # 2

THE RETURN OF SANTIAGO
by MIKE RESNICK

Santiago is perhaps Mike Resnick's most well-known novel. That is saying something for an author who has been nominated for 36 Hugo Awards (winning five) and numerous other ones from around the world.

The Return of Santiago forms an independent companion piece to the original. While both can be read together, each forms an independent story.

In The Return of Santiago, a small-time thief named Danny Briggs finds the unfinished epic poem of Black Orpheus, chronicling all the bigger-than-life characters that live and die on the galaxy’s Inner Frontier–and the biggest of them all was Santiago, the notorious King of the Outlaws.

Danny unearths the secret not only of Santiago’s identity, but also his purpose, and he sets out to finish the epic by finding and anointing a new Santiago. There are a lot of colorful candidates– The One-Armed Bandit, Silvermane, Tyrannosaur Bailey, others–and there are enemies galore. And Danny and his new partner, Waltzin '’Matilda," soon find that choosing a Santiago is a far cry from controlling him.


 

A. A. ATTANASIO

A. A. Attanasio’s writing style is absolutely unique. Writing about Attanasio, the Los Angeles Times declared that “here stands a high talent; a truly amazing, original, towering talent.” His originality permeates every work he creates, or as Newsday puts it, “Attanasio invents language, customs, hardware, history, small animals, and more good supporting characters than most writers can get into five books.”

His novel Radix (“An instant classic.”—Washington Post) was nominated for a Nebula award.

Another mind-bending science fiction epic from a true visionary, Centuries explores a barely recognizable future where humans control their own evolution. Genetic manipulation and artificial intelligence shape an astounding destiny for our species.

With these wondrous changes come unexpected new truths of heart and mind that challenge the very definition of human—and that threaten not only our existence but the universe itself as our surprising powers—both miraculous and monstrous—evolve through the centuries.

 


 

JAMES P. HOGAN

James P. Hogan wrote his first novel, Inherit the Stars, to win an office bet, and  never looked back. He would go on to write 26 novels and a myriad of short stories. His novels include the popular ‘Giant’ series and Prometheus Award winners, The Multiplex Man (1993) and Voyage from Yesteryear (1983).

Much of his writings reflect anti-authoritarian themes and as such form a part of anarchist science fiction, generally grounded in actual science based on his own formal training as an engineer.

Long ago, an alien “searcher” ship flew too close to a star gone nova. Heavily damaged, the ship landed on one of Saturn’s moons, Titan.

Attempting to fulfill its original function of seeding suitable planets for exploitation, the ship creates a bewildering society of self-replicating machines that gives rise to a bizarre ecosystem and culture with intelligent beings and organically grown houses.

When humans descend from the sky, these creatures see them as their creators.

However, powerful financial and industrial interests are all set to exploit the moon and the Taloids to maximize Titan’s vast production potential and the future for the Taloids looks grim.

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MIKE RESNICK

According to Locus Magazine, Mike Resnick has won more awards for short fiction than any other science fiction author, living or dead (he is fourth on the list for top awards in all categories). These include five Hugos from a record 36 nominations. His books routinely get translated into multiple languages across the globe (from Chinese to Portuguese) and he has been honored by some of the top science fiction and fantasy awards in many of these countries including Spain (Ignotus and the El Melocotón Mecánico), France (Prix Ozone & Tour Eiffel) and Japan (Seiun-sho and Hayakawa).

A professional hunter in the future forms a strange relationship with the creature he is hired to kill, and an obsession that begins like Ahab's for Moby Dick and very subtly morphs into something closer to The Flying Dutchman.

In the end, Nicobar Lane will traverse a thousand worlds searching for the mythic Dreamwish Beast. Will the search make him lose himself as well?

“Well before the end, you will know yourself deep in the clutches of abstraction–of art, if you will.”
Analog Magazine

 “In the end…well, The Soul Eater is an extraordinary love story.”—Science Fiction Review

 

 

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