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The world is now divided into three different class of peopl : the humans who are ruled by the dictator Kier Gray, then there is the second generation of Slans, mutants who are hidden among the humans and who are waiting for an occasion to overthrow Kier Gray and, finally, the first generation of Slans, mutants who are able to read thoughts and who are hated by the two other groups because they once ruled the earth. Jommy Cross is a Slan of the first ...
The Book of Ptath
THE BOOK OF PTATH is a fantasy novel published in 1943. The setting is Earth, 200 millions years from now. Peter Holworth wakes up in a state of amnesia. Little by little, he remembers that he's died in a battle during WWII and remarks that a second personality is living now in his body. In fact, a being named Ptath, is trapped in Holworth's body. Ptath had decided a long time ago to be incarnated in the body of a series of common people in order to l...
The Voyage of the Space Beagle
THE VOYAGE OF THE SPACE BEAGLE has been published for the first time in 1950. A giant spaceship occupied by scientists and soldiers is exploring the galaxies. It will be attacked by different alien monsters and civilizations during its trip. Each time, the members of the expedition will have to forget for a while their dissensions in order to find a way to get rid of the enemy....
The War Against the Rull
THE WAR AGAINST THE RULL is a novel published in 1959. There are two main plots in the book. The first one describes the adventures of the scientist/explorer Jamieson who's the sole human aware that the animals found on the planet Carson are telepaths and that they hide this faculty, convinced that the humans will let them in peace if they stay unaware of it. Stranded on a planet with an Ezwal, one of these animals, Jamieson will have a hard time figh...
The Weapon Shops of Isher
THE WEAPON SHOPS OF ISHER has been first published as a novel in 1951. In a distant future, a secret organization, in order to counterbalance the power of the government is selling special arms to the population. These arms can be used to protect oneself but not to attack others. During a 2000 years period, the government of Isher has been forced to tolerate this situation but now, the scientists of the princess Innelda, have discovered a new weapon t...
The World of Null-A
The year is 2650 and Gilbert Gosseyn has amnesia and lives on Earth, which is ruled by a Machine. People have to prove themselves superior by participating in games that the Machine oversees. The way to prove you're superior is by demonstrating philosophical understanding of a concept known as Null-A. This concept means you are able to control your emotions and think logically. The word null-A stands for non-Aristotelian. The people in this future are at...
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