Abelard Lindsay, disgraced Shaper diplomat, sets out on a grand tour of the posthuman solar system, showcasing some extreme changes in our far-flung future.
In conjunction with other SF bloggers, here are eight books that I’d recommend should be added to Gollancz’s SF Masterworks series, and my reasoning why.
Virgil Finlay (1914 – 1971) was one of the dominant speculative fiction magazine artists of his day; he started doing illustrations for Weird …
A rainy night, a car skidding into the drive of a hospital, the son of a local politician dead of a heroin overdose. This triggers an intense police search for the pusher.
A modern black woman is repeatedly transported back to Maryland’s antebellum, slave-owning past in order to save the white progenitor of her family line.
At the age of 650 miles, Helward Mann begins an apprenticeship with the Futures guild that will alter the course of the city of Earth forever. (What the hell did I just read?)
Paul Lehr (1930-98) studied at the prestigious Pratt Institute under Stanley Meltzoff, and while he did a number of great covers between …
P.I. Mort Hagen is hired to tail a cheating wife, only to discover it’s his ex. But before he can quit this job, she winds up dead… with Mort the prime suspect in her murder.
Young Mary Yellan goes to live with her aunt and uncle at their establishment, the Jamaica Inn, only to find out it’s a hotbed of smuggling… and far worse.
Stranded on a primitive alien planet, Rocannon must journey across perilous and uncharted continents in hopes of vengeance against a mysterious enemy force.
“Only Fred Brown could have written this deeply moving science-fiction novel about one man’s epic, life-long struggle to open mankind’s pathway to the stars…”