Industrialist Simeon Krug’s dream is to contact the source of an alien code broadcast to Earth, building his communications tower on the backs of android servitors yearning for their freedom.
When the Japanese scientists who’ve developed a prognostication device set their machine to track an individual, they uncover the greatest scientific conspiracy of their age.
Ex-criminal turned government agent Earl Drake is the target of Middle Eastern terrorists, and sets off after them to New York to disrupt their nefarious scheme.
To be honest, I’m not a big horror fiction reader, in part because I’m not sure where to start. Though I do get a kick out of horror novel covers. Like these very ambient covers for Avon in the late 1960s; very evocative, definitely horror, nice colors, and an interesting running theme (same angle, same color pattern).
When the detectives found the dead men, they saw an easy case. Until they found the jigsaw-like piece of photograph the two men had fought over, triggering a treasure hunt.
Sociopathic artist is picked to be Earth’s representative in a multi-species armada trying to hold back the titular Horde, which is decimating every planet in its path.
Scuba diver James McGregor is hired to salvage a ship that hasn’t sunk yet. From there, he’s embroiled in dense layers of intrigue, setups and double-crosses.
Silverberg’s magnificent tale of science-fiction post-colonialism, and an effective homage to Joseph Conrad to boot. Not to be missed.
Hardboiled P.I. is hired to perform a job in the Deep South. His mission: find and kill those responsible for the murders of three civil rights activists.