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The collapsing empire / John Scalzi.

The collapsing empire /  John Scalzi.
Faster than light travel is impossible--until the discovery of The Flow, an extradimensional field available at certain points in space-time, which can take us to other planets around other stars. Riding The Flow, humanity spreads to innumerable other worlds. Earth is forgotten. A new empire arises, the Interdependency, based on the doctrine that no one human outpost can survive without the others. It's a hedge against interstellar war--and, for the empire's rulers, a system of control. But when it's discovered that the entire Flow is moving, possibly separating all human worlds from one another forever, a scientist, a starship captain, and the emperox of the Interdependency must race to find out what can be salvaged from an empire on the brink of collapse. --


Star's end / Cassandra Rose Clarke.

Star's end /  Cassandra Rose Clarke.
The Corominas family own a small planet system which consists of one gaseous planet and four terraformed moons, nicknamed the Four Sisters. The family lives on the largest of the moons. The patriarch of the family, Phillip Coromina, earned his riches though a company he started as a young man, which began as a terraforming and mining business and then later expanded into weapons manufacture, namely the production of genetically engineered soldiers, which are sold to the various mercenary groups available for hire across the galaxy. His eldest daughter, Esme, is being groomed to take over the company when he dies, and he has three other daughters (with a different mother) as well: Adrienne, Daphne, and Isabel. When Esme comes of age and begins to take over the business, she gradually discovers the reach of her father's company, the sinister aspects of its work with alien DNA, and the shocking betrayal that eventually estranged her three half-sisters from their father. After a lifetime of following her father's orders, Esme must decide whether to agree to his dying wish--that she find and assemble her sisters for a last goodbye--and in doing so face her own role in her family's tragic undoing--


The wanderers / Meg Howrey.

The wanderers /  Meg Howrey.
Station Eleven meets The Martian in this brilliantly inventive novel about three astronauts training for the first-ever mission to Mars, an experience that will push the boundary between real and unreal, test their relationships, and leave each of them--and their families--changed forever In an age of space exploration, we search to find ourselves. In four years Prime Space will put the first humans on Mars. Helen Kane, Yoshi Tanaka, and Sergei Kuznetsov must prove they're the crew for the job by spending seventeen months in the most realistic simulation ever created. Retired from NASA, Helen had not trained for irrelevance. It is nobody's fault that the best of her exists in space, but her daughter can't help placing blame. The MarsNOW mission is Helen's last chance to return to the only place she's ever truly felt at home. For Yoshi, it's an opportunity to prove himself worthy of the wife he has loved absolutely, if not quite rightly. Sergei is willing to spend seventeen months in a tin can if it means travelling to Mars. He will at least be tested past the point of exhaustion, and this is the example he will set for his sons. As the days turn into months the line between what is real and unreal becomes blurred, and the astronauts learn that the complications of inner space are no less fraught than those of outer space. The Wanderers gets at the desire behind all exploration: the longing for discovery and the great search to understand the human heart--


New York 2140 / Kim Stanley Robinson.

New York 2140 /  Kim Stanley Robinson.
The waters rose, submerging New York City. But the residents adapted and it remained the bustling, vibrant metropolis it had always been. Though changed forever. Every street became a canal. Every skyscraper an island. Through the eyes of the varied inhabitants of one building Kim Stanley Robinson shows us how one of our great cities will change with the rising tides. And how we too will change--


 

 

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