Outlandish tells the story of an unusual society, one composed exclusively of women. Impossible? Not with oocyte fusion, the blending of the genetic characteristics of two women, which produced only female children. This unfortunate necessity, after the bloody revolution, treachery, and counterrevolution aboard their Starship, over generations of travel, and colonization, became a familiar way of life. Until, that is, they realized that with their advanced genetic knowledge, they could recreate the missing portion of humanity, if they dared. It was common knowledge that men were unstable, and dangerous. Cautiously, they developed "kinder, gentler," companions, which they called males. The males became their household servants, their pets and slaves. ... Their willing slaves...
A Companion to the French Revolution comprises twenty-nine newly-written essays reassessing the origins, development, and impact of this great turning-point in modern history. Examines the origins, development and impact of the French Revolution Features original contributions from leading historians, including six essays translated from French. Presents a wide-ranging overview of current historical debates on the revolution and future directions in scholarship Gives equally thorough treatment to both causes and outcomes of the French Revolution
Set in the Commonwealth universe, The Abyss Beyond Dreams is the first volume of a prequel to the Void Trilogy. "The work of an author at the top of his game." Science Fiction and Fantasy World When images of a lost civilisation are 'dreamed' by a self-proclaimed prophet of the age, Nigel Sheldon, inventor of wormhole technology and creator of the Commonwealth society is suspicious. Especially as the dreams seem to be coming from the Void - an area of living space monitored and controlled because of its hugely destructive capabilities. With it being the greatest threat to the known universe, Nigel is determined to find out if human life really does exist beyond its boundaries and if so, what the hell they're doing there. But when he crash lands on a planet beyond the Void he didn't even know existed he finds so much more than he imagined. Bienvenido, a world populated from the survivors of Commonwealth colony ships which disappeared over three thousand years' ago. Since then they've been fighting an ever-increasingly desperate battle against a space-born predator invading their landscape. The Fallers looks innocuous to begin with and their lure is enticing to any that stray within their path - but they are by far the greatest threat to the continuance of humanity on this planet. But Nigel soon realises that the Fallers also hold the key to something he'd never hoped to find - the destruction of the Void itself. If only he can survive long enough to work out how to use it ... PRAISE FOR THE ABYSS BEYOND DREAMS "Incredibly robust and exciting and rousing, sharing flavors of Jack Vance, John Wright, China Mieville, Orson Scott Card, and A. E. van Vogt . . . Hamilton's deployment of lots of grand super-science is utterly deft and convincing." Locus "Engrossing . . . The characters, always Hamilton's strength, remain as distinctive as ever. Kirkus Reviews "Everything one wants in sf great characters, mind bending stuff, adventure, politics, romance, revolution . . . just superb." Fantasy Book Critic The story of the Commonwealth Universe continues with: Night Without Stars: Chronicle of the Fallers 2
"A butcher processes animals into edible meat. We process prisoners into usable information " If a concerted insurrection was to occur, just what would it really be like? What kinds of things would happen . . . what dangers would people face? If the youth of America were to rebel, what horrors await us? And so began the interrogation of federal Judge Laura Pettigrew presiding over the trial Peter Cunningham who's writings brought together the young obsolete people and sparked an insurrection in modern American. The problem of a growing segment of society, of young people as typified by the Occupy Wall Streeters, who have been displaced and made obsolete by technology. Worst, many of them have amassed large debts for education and now find they have no hopes for the future, simply because they've prepared themselves for the past instead of the twenty-first century. And the true profile of a revolutionist is young, under thirty, and having a sense of nothing to lose, and so insurrection has erupted in America. Unlike previous revolutions, the students realize the consequence of actually overthrowing a government, that history tells them civil war will follow and most likely the nation will slide into a very authoritarian, if not a totalitarian government. Instead of destroying the present government and hoping they can substitute another democratic republic able to function effectively, they elect to force reforms to the present government with the adoption of four constitutional amendments (See Appendix A). Speaker Tip O'Neal had warned decades ago on the steps of the Capital, of the sound biters, the new emerging generation of politicians who're skilled at little more than using the media to create and maintain images. Using the exact same mass media and mass marketing technologies used to sell tampons, hemorrhoid medications, laxatives and toilet paper, these sound biters are selected to govern America, and they in turn can only pretend . . . can only address the problems of America by spinning them, by trying to create images that there isn't any real problems, that everything is alright. And the students intend to rid the government of these sound biters through the four amendments to create a functioning government which will address their problems. For years America's political elite has used the phrase To fundamentally change America, unable to grasp that with the continual advancements of technologies, that fundamental change has already come . . . and it doesn't include the bulk of Americans.