The Asteroid Runner A Mining Ship English Edition Book PDF, EPUB Download & Read Online Free

Earth Unaware
Author: Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429946563
Pages: 368
Year: 2012-07-17
View: 1150
Read: 819
A hundred years before Ender's Game, humans thought they were alone in the galaxy. Humanity was slowly making their way out from Earth to the planets and asteroids of the Solar System, exploring and mining and founding colonies. The mining ship El Cavador is far out from Earth, in the deeps of the Kuiper Belt, beyond Pluto. Other mining ships, and the families that live on them, are few and far between this far out. So when El Cavador's telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system, it's hard to know what to make of it. It's massive and moving at a significant fraction of the speed of light. But the ship has other problems. Their systems are old and failing. The family is getting too big. There are claim-jumping corporates bringing Asteroid Belt tactics to the Kuiper Belt. Worrying about a distant object that might or might not be an alien ship seems...not important. They're wrong. It's the most important thing that has happened to the human race in a million years. This is humanity's first contact with an alien race. The First Formic War is about to begin. Earth Unaware is the first novel in The First Formic War series by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston. THE ENDER UNIVERSE Ender series Ender’s Game / Speaker for the Dead / Xenocide / Children of the Mind / Ender in Exile / Children of the Fleet Ender’s Shadow series Ender’s Shadow / Shadow of the Hegemon / Shadow Puppets / Shadow of the Giant / Shadows in Flight The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) Earth Unaware / Earth Afire / Earth Awakens The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) The Swarm / The Hive Ender novellas A War of Gifts / First Meetings At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
The Future of Humanity
Author: Michio Kaku
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 0385542771
Pages: 352
Year: 2018-02-20
View: 487
Read: 646
The #1 bestselling author of The Future of the Mind traverses the frontiers of astrophysics, artificial intelligence, and technology to offer a stunning vision of man's future in space, from settling Mars to traveling to distant galaxies. Formerly the domain of fiction, moving human civilization to the stars is increasingly becoming a scientific possibility--and a necessity. Whether in the near future due to climate change and the depletion of finite resources, or in the distant future due to catastrophic cosmological events, we must face the reality that humans will one day need to leave planet Earth to survive as a species. World-renowned physicist and futurist Michio Kaku explores in rich, intimate detail the process by which humanity may gradually move away from the planet and develop a sustainable civilization in outer space. He reveals how cutting-edge developments in robotics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology may allow us to terraform and build habitable cities on Mars. He then takes us beyond the solar system to nearby stars, which may soon be reached by nanoships traveling on laser beams at near the speed of light. Finally, he brings us beyond our galaxy, and even beyond our universe, to the possibility of immortality, showing us how humans may someday be able to leave our bodies entirely and laser port to new havens in space. With irrepressible enthusiasm and wonder, Dr. Kaku takes readers on a fascinating journey to a future in which humanity may finally fulfill its long-awaited destiny among the stars.
Author: Sean O’Brien
Publisher: EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
ISBN: 1770531025
Pages: 294
Year: 2016-05-26
View: 514
Read: 853
Collier South is one of the last independent beltrunners mining the frontier between Mars and the Jovian colonies. The mining rush is over, Ceres colony is long established, and humanity has been mining asteroids for fifty years. What started as a handful of small prospectors seeking fame and fortune has become the heavy-handed operations of mining corporations swallowing the independents as they go.Collier has no interest is selling out, and his debt load is rising. He’ll have to land a strike soon or he’ll end up trading his own biologicals to pay for his next meal. But Collier has faith. If nothing else, he knows his instincts as a rockhound are good. Problem is he’s not the only one who knows that. When he finally sniffs out a promising rock, his ex-lover and her shiny new corporate ship are there to steal it from him. Broke and desperate, Collier has one last chance to pay down his debt. What he finds this time has the power to change his life forever. Worse, it has the power to change the fate of the entire system. And it isn’t long before the corporations are on a hunt to pry it from his stubborn fingers.
The Asteroid Thief
Publisher: Kristoff Chimes
Pages: 400
Year: 2017-01-10
View: 202
Read: 1312

The Harvesters
Author: Anthony Sparrow
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1784628220
Pages: 200
Year: 2015-02-28
View: 1213
Read: 1087
A race of epenthetic alien humanoids have been harvesting the human populace covertly as fodder for centuries, sharing the solar system undetected. Until the year 2137, when their primary food source becomes harder to obtain unobserved… On an interplanetary excursion, analysts from the European Space Exploration Travel Corporation (ESETC) are sent to investigate the death of an asteroid miner on Mars. Their mission is to find out what happened, but what they discover is more gruesome than they could have imagined. Meanwhile, an asteroid mining crew are half-way through a tour in the Asteroid Belt when something goes wrong. Mysterious cylindrical objects slice through the mining vessels and some crew members are killed by them. On Ganymede, a scientific team witnesses two fighting alien vessels crash onto the moon’s surface, causing damage to the outpost they are working in. One of the scientists is killed by the only surviving alien, forcing the remaining members of the team to attempt an escape. Forced to openly attack workers on Mars and mining vessels in the Asteroid Belt, these ‘harvesters’ alert the people of Earth and Mars to their presence. As plans are drawn up to defend the Martian inhabitants from these hostile, bloodthirsty creatures, military teams are dispatched by the European government on Earth to assist in a battle that will ultimately decide the fate of the human race. The Harvesters is a gripping science fiction horror set in a realistic future. Packed full of action, gore and bloodthirsty aliens, it is a thrilling read for any fans of the science fiction genre.
The Hunter
Author: Giancarlo Genta
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3319020609
Pages: 130
Year: 2013-09-27
View: 325
Read: 1279
The 24th century: humankind has become a spacefaring civilization, colonizing the solar system and beyond. While no alien forms of life have yet been encountered in this expansion into space, colonists suddenly encounter machines of alien origin - huge robots able to reproduce themselves. Called replicators by the colonists, they seem to have but a single goal: to destroy all organic life they come in contact with. Since the colonial governments have no means to fight this menace directly, they instead promise huge rewards to whoever destroys a replicator. As a result, the frontier attracts a new kind of adventurers, the Hunters, who work to find and destroy the replicators. Mike Edwards, a skilled young maintenance technician and robotics expert at a faraway outpost, will not only become one of them - but be the very first one to unlock the secret behind the replicators’ origin and mission. The scientific and technical aspects underlying the plot - in particular space travel, robotics and self-replicating spacecraft - are introduced and discussed by the author in an extensive non-technical appendix.
System Book 1: Katringa
Author: Richard Hazlewood, Constantine Thomas
ISBN: 0956089356
View: 497
Read: 347

Future's End
Author: Jerry Dozier
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1438952198
Pages: 572
Year: 2009-04
View: 333
Read: 871
Howard Kinkeid, the newest CEO of the Falcon Corporation has his work cut out for him. Not only does he need to build the trust of his corporation, but he also must rebuild the trust that the North American Alliance had once placed in Falcon before the previous CEO nearly severed the ties to their host nation. He needs a team of specialized agents that he can trust. He got just what he needed with the Wrecking Crew. Bushman: The leader of the crew and their long range expert. He is a career soldier and one of Kinkeid's best friends. Grifter: A wasteland gunslinger who turned to the life of a bounty hunter. He is recruited to be the group's tracker. Ling Fa: This little fireball is the group's resident computer and technology expert. Cheyanne Ryder: She is the Wrecking Crew's hotshot pilot and resident troublemaker. Sabrina Knight- The heavy weapons expert who puts the Wreck into the Wrecking Crew. She is also the bearer of a secret that will soon affect all mankind. The Wrecking Crew embarks on an adventure that takes them from the skyscrapers of Angel City, to the wastelands of North America, to the mines of Mars and beyond. As Kinkeid works to redeem his beloved corporation, his actions are being watched from beyond the boundaries of our solar system.
Earth Afire
Author: Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 142994384X
Pages: 400
Year: 2013-06-04
View: 995
Read: 1108
One hundred years before Ender's Game, the aliens arrived on Earth with fire and death. This is the story of the First Formic War. Victor Delgado beat the alien ship to Earth, but just barely. Not soon enough to convince skeptical governments that there was a threat. They didn't believe that until space stations and ships and colonies went up in sudden flame. And when that happened, only Mazer Rackham and the Mobile Operations Police could move fast enough to meet the threat. Fans of Ender's Game will thrill to Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston's Earth Afire. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Seetee Ship
Author: Jack Williamson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575111755
Pages: 191
Year: 2013-07-25
View: 1082
Read: 929
C.T. or Seetee, contraterrene, is also known as anti-matter. It is untouchable by the normal matter universe... yet men must learn to control it, or die!
The Asteroid Wars
Author: Ben Bova
ISBN: 0739444042
Pages: 982
Year: 2001
View: 376
Read: 868
The silent war. Martin Humphries has exiled his rival Lars Fuchs to the depths of space and taken his wife for his own. For Humphries, nothing short of total domination will ever be enough. But another power is building its strength in secret, waiting for its chance to seize the Humphries empire.
Star Nomad
Author: Lindsay Buroker
Publisher: Lindsay Buroker
Pages: 350
Year: 2017-06-15
View: 152
Read: 705
The Alliance has toppled the tyrannical empire. It should be a time for celebration, but not for fighter pilot Captain Alisa Marchenko. After barely surviving a crash in the final battle for freedom, she's stranded on a dustball of a planet, billions of miles from her young daughter. She has no money or resources, and there are no transports heading to Perun, her former home and the last imperial stronghold. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 20.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 20.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 24.0px} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} But she has a plan. Steal a dilapidated and malfunctioning freighter from a junkyard full of lawless savages. Slightly suicidal, but she believes she can do it. Her plan, however, does not account for the elite cyborg soldier squatting in the freighter, intending to use it for his own purposes. As an imperial soldier, he has no love for Alliance pilots. In fact, he's quite fond of killing them. Alisa has more problems than she can count, but she can't let cyborgs, savages, or ancient malfunctioning ships stand in her way. If she does, she’ll never see her daughter again. Fans of Firefly and Star Wars should enjoy this fun, fast-paced new series from USA Today best-selling author, Lindsay Buroker.
The End of the World Running Club
Author: Adrian J. Walker
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1492656038
Pages: 464
Year: 2017-09-05
View: 1259
Read: 811
The #1 International Bestseller! A Science Fiction & Fantasy Book to Keep on Your Radar by io9 and Gizmodo A powerful post-apocalyptic thriller, perfect for fans of The Martian. When the sky begins to fall, one man finds himself separated from his family, his best hope is to run—or risk losing what he loves forever. When the world ends and you find yourself stranded on the wrong side of the country, every second counts. No one knows this more than Edgar Hill: over five hundred miles of devastated wasteland stretch between him and his family. To get back to them, he must push himself to the very limit—or risk losing them forever. His best option is to run. But what if his best isn't good enough? End of the World Running Club is an otherworldly yet extremely human story of hope, love, and the endurance of both body and spirit. Praise for The End of the World Running Club: "Harrowing and heartrending, this is a novel that is almost impossible to put down." —Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW "Walker's ability to imagine a post-apocalyptic world in crisp detail is on full display in the early pages of The End of World Running Club." — Maximum Shelf "...a beautifully written postapocalyptic tale of a flawed man's struggle for survival and redemption." — Booklist "A fresh and frighteningly real take on what "the end" might be...quite an exciting and nerve-wracking 'run', with characters
The Ice Limit
Author: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0759525226
Pages: 464
Year: 2001-07-01
View: 889
Read: 199
The largest known meteorite has been discovered, entombed in the earth for millions of years on a frigid, desolate island off the southern tip of Chile. At four thousand tons, this treasure seems impossible to move. New York billionaire Palmer Lloyd is determined to have this incredible find for his new museum. Stocking a cargo ship with the finest scientists and engineers, he builds a flawless expedition. But from the first approach to the meteorite, people begin to die. A frightening truth is about to unfold: The men and women of the Rolvaag are not taking this ancient, enigmatic object anywhere. It is taking them.
The Precipice
Author: Ben Bova
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 0312703074
Pages: 352
Year: 2001-10-26
View: 770
Read: 1140
Six-time Hugo Award winner Ben Bova chronicles the saga of humankind's expansion beyond the solar system in The Precipice. Once, Dan Randolph was one of the richest men on Earth. Now the planet is spiraling into environmental disaster, with floods and earthquakes destroying the lives of millions. Randolph knows the energy and natural resources of space can save Earth's economy, but the price may be the loss of the only thing he has left--the company he founded, Astro Manufacturing. Martin Humphries, fabulously wealthy heir of the Humphries Trust, also knows that space-based industry is the way of the future. But unlike Randolph, he doesn't care if Earth perishes in the process. And he knows that the perfect bait to ensnare Dan Randolph--and take control of Astro--is his revolutionary new fusion propulsion system. As Randolph--accompanied by two fascinating women who are also brilliant astronauts--flies out to the Asteroid Belt aboard a fusion-propelled spacecraft, Humphries makes his move. The future of mankind lies in Randolph's hands. The Asteroid Wars have begun. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Recently Visited