The Mag publishing house has been serving Polish readers books in the series for several years Artifacts. It presents science fiction works, usually premiered several decades ago (although there are also occasional works written at the beginning of the 21st century). The series included works by Robert A. Heinlein, John Brunner, Ray Bradbury, Gene Wolfe and William Gibson.
Three new books have hit the bookstores today artifacts. The first is the new edition Olympus – novels Dan Simmons constituting a complement Ilion.
The second proposal is a collective edition of three books Michael Swanwick. Included in this omnibus novels come in Tide stations and Vacuum Flowersas well as a selection of his best short stories.
The last premiere is another collective edition, this time of tracks Ian McDonald. The volume consists of two related novels Road without meaning and the Ares Express.
Dan Simmons, Olympus – book description
There has been a war going on for months now between the gods and the people supported by the blueberries. Paris is the victim, killed by Apollo in a duel. Hera tricks Zeus into sleep so that he can’t influence the course of events – the Trojan War must return to its former tracks. But a new conflict looms on the horizon – the gods wage war against each other, and on Earth in the future, the posthumans are battling the voynix rebels. The situation becomes critical when people lose their ally – Morawka…
Michael Swanwick, Stations of the Tide. Vacuum Flowers. The best short stories – book description
A unique book that reviews the remarkable career of master storyteller Michael Swanwick. It contains two novels (Void Flowers and Tide Stations) and a selection of short stories spanning nearly a quarter of a century. His far-reaching and vivid imagination, one of the most outstanding in modern literature, is evident in all his texts. From the hardest science fiction to the purest fantasy, from comfort to despair, everything here sparkles with literary flair.
In this book, Janis Joplin is worshiped as a goddess, teenagers descend the edge of the world, zombies become a product, a vengeful guy chases a magician across a planet-sized cricket, Vermont is attacked by dinosaurs, there is a train to hell from New York, and two lovable post-utopian scammers, Darger and Demobil seek their fortune in the Buckingham Maze.
Ian McDonald, No Meaning Road. Ares Express – book description
The road doesn’t matter
It all started thirty years ago on Mars with a green person. And by the time it was over, the town of Meaningless Road had experienced every imaginable anomaly, from Adam Black’s Traveling Education and Entertainment Extravaganza (with a real caged angel to complete) to the Amazing Tatterdemalion Aerial Bazaar. Its inhabitants were a full cross-section of personalities, from Dr. Alimantand, the town’s founder and local genius, to Babushka, a barren old woman who just wanted a baby of her own, raised in a mason jar, to Rajendra Das, a vagrant and gunda with a magic hand for machines to the Gallacelli brothers, identical triplets who fell in love with – and married – the same woman.
This novel is set in the kaleidoscopic future of Roads of No Meaning – on a post-terraformed Mars, where thermonuclear locomotives ply the planet’s bloodstream and artificial intelligences reconfigure reality billions of times a second. One young woman, Sweetness Octave Glorious-Honeybun Asiim Typist XII becomes the person on whom the future — or future — of Mars depends. It’s fast-paced, adventurous, funny, and the author borrows Ray Bradbury’s Mars and the newer, terraformed Marses of Kim Stanley Robinson and Greg Bear to weave them into a crazy fantasy mixed with magical realism, full of bizarre philosophies, amazing, unexpected ideas and as big as train cities.