Unknown events bring together four women from four alternate timelines; the results are startling, outrageous, radical, and subversive.
In the face of a looming eco-apocalypse, a small band of survivalist scientists turn to cloning to preserve the human race. The clones, of course, have other goals in mind.
The scattered lives of a group of convicts cut loose by Earth and sent to colonize Mars. A strong, character-driven work, descending into the grim Martian society.
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.
Stranded on a primitive alien planet, Rocannon must journey across perilous and uncharted continents in hopes of vengeance against a mysterious enemy force.
Intellectual working-class hero Ernest Everhard takes on fascist conspiracy to rule the world, retold in the form of his wife’s aggrandized diary entries. Warning: didactic.
A collection of a dozen short stories and novelettes by satirical mastermind Robert Sheckley, from his work in the middle 1950s for Galaxy and F&SF.
“Reality is a dream. George Orr is the dreamer. George’s dreams change the world. In the hands of a power-mad psychiatrist George is forced to dream… forever seeking utopia…”
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.
A 1980s-era man is deposited in a future so advanced and decadent that its inhabitants have nothing better to do than reconstruct (with some accuracy) ancient cities to hold their social events.