Tens of thousands of years into the far flung future, the Earth has become a veritable hothouse, home to new forms of plant life that threaten humanity with extinction.
Deep in the Martian drylands, a band of mercenaries plots revolution. Enter Eric John Stark, outlaw; in wind-swept ruins he will find unlikely romance, and an ancient, undying secret…
Data pirate is caught up in galaxy-spanning intrigue, with multiple factions seeking to control the primitive plant of his birth. The key is a woman with unforeseen powers.
Everyman farmer is transported to Asgard to help win Ragnarök by making guns for the Norse Gods. Only problem is he can’t, being a farmer and not a “real” hero and all.
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.
The grandfather of epic planetary romances and sword-and-planet; Virginian John Carter appears on Mars, where he makes war and peace, falls in love, and saves the day.
Super-cultured human gentlemen face extermination at the hands of their insectoid servitor race, who are in full rebellion, sacking each human castle in turn. A fine tale.
In the future, invading reptilians capture and genetically modify humans. In return, the humans capture and breed their own form of “dragons.”
Expect a lot of comparisons to Lovecraft, but with accessible and beautiful prose, because this is some of the greatest Lovecraft-style weird fiction ever written.
Have you ever wanted to see Jack Vance’s dying earth taken to its logical extreme, with a journey quest and extinction-level-event? If so, John Brunner’s your man, and this is your book.