In the apocalyptic 2020s, teenager Lauren Olamina watches the world collapse from the safety of her gated community, and establishes her own religion: Earthseed.
Three short novels of science fiction dealing with religious transcendence, circa 1973. Authors: Robert Silverberg, Roger Zelazny, and Edgar Pangborn. Editor: Terry Carr.
For the first time in billions of years, a new human is born. More importantly, he’s the first person in billions of years with the driving curiosity to leave his utopian city.
Scientist Kelvin arrives at his research station to find things amiss: the sentient ocean he’s to study is sending human simulacra dredged from the scientists’ memories.
Human clones are sent from Earth as test dummies to colonize a habitable planet in Tau Ceti, overcoming a number of technological and pscyhological hurdles.
Returning to John Carter of Mars. The continuation and conclusion of the previous novel: more intrigues with the White and Black Martians, a planet to win and a princess to save.
John Carter returns, thanks to cliffhangers and popularity. Once again, he has to save his beloved Dejah Thoris, along with the rest of Mars, and must overcome many foes to do so.
Silverberg’s magnificent tale of science-fiction post-colonialism, and an effective homage to Joseph Conrad to boot. Not to be missed.