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  • Anglais Aurora

    Kim Stanley Robinson

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    • 7 Avril 2016

    'What a saga! Scifi with honest, complex humanity, physics, biology, sociology' Tom Hanks 'Aurora is a magnificent piece of writing, certainly Robinson's best novel since his mighty Mars trilogy, perhaps his best ever' Guardian Our voyage from Earth began generations ago. Now, we approach our destination. A new home. Aurora. Brilliantly imagined and beautifully told, Aurora is the work of a writer at the height of his powers. 'An accessible novel packed with big ideas, wonders, jeopardy and, at the end, a real emotional punch' SFX 'Aurora is Robinson's best book yet . . . Heart-wrenching, provocative' Scientific American 'Kim Stanley Robinson is one of science fiction's greats' Sunday Times Recent titles by Kim Stanley Robinson: 2312 Shaman Aurora New York 2140 Red Moon (coming soon)

  • Anglais 2312

    Kim Stanley Robinson

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    • 1 Juin 2013

    The year is 2312. Scientific advances have opened gateways to an extraordinary future. Earth is no longer our only home; new habitats have been created throughout the solar system, on moons, planets, and in between. But in 2312, a sequence of events will force humanity to confront our past, present, and future. The first event takes place on Mercury, in the city of Terminator, itself a miracle of engineering on an unprecedented scale. For Swan Er Hong, it will change her life. Once a designer of worlds, now Swan will be led into a plot to destroy them. 2312 is a bold vision of humanity's future and a compelling portrait of those individuals who will shape its events.
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  • New York 2140

    Kim Stanley Robinson

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    • 8 Mars 2018

    NOMINATED FOR THE HUGO AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL 2018 'A towering novel' Guardian 'Relevant and essential' Bloomberg Businessweek As the sea level rose, every street became a canal, every skyscraper an island. For the residents of one apartment building in Madison Square, however, New York in the year 2140 is far from a drowned city. New York Times bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson delivers a bold and brilliant vision of New York in the next century. 'New York may be underwater but it's better than ever' New Yorker 'Massively enjoyable' Washington Post 'Gripping . . . so hard to put down' Business Insider 'A document of hope as much as dread' Los Angeles Review of Books

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  • Coeur d'Acier T.1

    Brandon Sanderson

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    • 3 Janvier 2014

    À Newcago, un Épique appelé Coeur d'Acier s'est emparé du pouvoir. On le dit invincible : aucune balle ne peut le blesser, aucune épée trancher sa peau, aucune explosion le détruire. Seuls les Redresseurs, un groupe d'humains ordinaires qui ont consacré leur vie à étudier les Épiques afin de découvrir leur point faible, lui résistent.
    David Charleston a dix-huit ans. Quand Coeur d'Acier est arrivé à Newcago, il a tué son père. Depuis des années, David rêve de se venger, et il possède quelque chose dont les Redresseurs ont besoin... Le jeune homme a vu l'impossible : il a vu saigner Coeur d'Acier.

    Le début d'une nouvelle série de super héros bientôt adaptée au cinéma, et déjà best-seller aux États-Unis.

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  • Fellside

    Mike Carey

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    • 25 Août 2016

    A haunting and heart-breaking new thriller f rom the author of the word-of-mouth bestseller The Girl With All the Gifts Fellside is a maximum security prison on the edge of the Yorkshire moors. It's not the kind of place you'd want to end up. But it's where Jess Moulson could be spending the rest of her life. It's a place where even the walls whisper. And one voice belongs to a little boy with a message for Jess. Will she listen? Discover M. R. Carey's powerful new novel - a chillingly atmospheric tale filled with tension, action and emotion that's set to take the world by storm. Praise for M. R. Carey: 'An intense, haunting thriller with heart. You will not want to put this down - Laini Taylor, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author 'Original, thrilling and powerful' - Guardian 'Haunting, heartbreaking' - Vogue 'As fresh as it is terrifying . . . a jewel' - Joss Whedon

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  • Anglais Leviathan wakes

    James S. A. Corey

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    • 3 Mai 2012

    The start of the Expanse series - a fast-paced and thoroughly gripping new space adventure.

  • Anglais The Fifth Season

    N K Jemisin

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    • 26 Juillet 2016

    WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD 2016 Broken Earth Trilogy THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS . . . FOR THE LAST TIME.
    IT STARTS WITH THE GREAT RED RIFT across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun.
    IT STARTS WITH DEATH, with a murdered son and a missing daughter.
    IT STARTS WITH BETRAYAL, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester.
    This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy.

  • A revolution brewing for generations has begun in fire. It will end in blood. The Free Navy - a violent group of Belters in black-market military ships - has crippled the Earth and begun a campaign of piracy and violence among the outer planets. The colony ships heading for the thousand new worlds on the far side of the alien ring gates are easy prey, and no single navy remains strong enough to protect them. James Holden and his crew know the strengths and weaknesses of this new force better than anyone. Outnumbered and outgunned, the embattled remnants of the old political powers call on the Rocinante for a desperate mission to reach Medina Station at the heart of the gate network. But the new alliances are as flawed as the old, and the struggle for power has only just begun. As the chaos grows, an alien mystery deepens. Pirate fleets, mutiny and betrayal may be the least of the Rocinante 's problems. And in the uncanny spaces past the ring gates, the choices of a few damaged and desperate people may determine the fate of more than just humanity.

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  • For someone who didn't intend to wreck the solar system's fragile balance of power, Jim Holden did a pretty good job of it.

    While Earth and Mars have stopped shooting each other, the core alliance is shattered. The outer planets and the Belt are uncertain in their new - possibly temporary - autonomy.

    Then, on one of Jupiter's moons, a single super-soldier attacks, slaughtering soldiers of Earth and Mars indiscriminately and reigniting the war. The race is on to discover whether this is the vanguard of an alien army, or if the danger lies closer to home.

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  • NOW A PRIME ORIGINAL SERIES Thirteen hundred gates have opened to solar systems around the galaxy. But as humanity builds its interstellar empire in the alien ruins, the mysteries and threats grow deeper. In the dead systems where gates lead to stranger things than alien planets, Elvi Okoye begins a desperate search to discover the nature of a genocide that happened before the first human beings existed, and to find weapons to fight a war against forces at the edge of the imaginable. But the price of that knowledge may be higher than she can pay. At the heart of the empire, Teresa Duarte prepares to take on the burden of her father's godlike ambition. The sociopathic scientist Paolo Cortazar and the Mephistophelian prisoner James Holden are only two of the dangers in a palace thick with intrigue, but Teresa has a mind of her own and secrets even her father the emperor doesn't guess. And throughout the wide human empire, the scattered crew of the Rocinante fights a brave rear-guard action against Duarte's authoritarian regime. Memory of the old order falls away, and a future under Laconia's eternal rule - and with it, a battle that humanity can only lose - seems more and more certain. Because against the terrors that lie between worlds, courage and ambition will not be enough . . . The Expanse series: Leviathan Wakes Caliban's War Abaddon's Gate Cibola Burn Nemesis Games Babylon's Ashes Persepolis Rising Tiamat's Wrath

  • Transition

    Iain M. Banks

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    • 6 Juin 2012

    La Terre, aujourd´hui. Un monde entre euphorie et tragédie, fi gé dans l´ombre du terrorisme et menacé par une crise fi nancière globale. Les hommes connaissent ce monde. Mais peu savent qu´il existe une multitude d´univers parallèles, et une organisation puissante dotée d´agents capables de voyager à travers les mondes. Cette organisation s´appelle le Concern. Elle prétend guider et aider la Terre. À n´importe quel prix.

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  • Anglais ENDER'S GAME

    Orson Scott Card

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    • 4 Juillet 2012

    The award-winning classic about war, survival and what it takes to make a hero - reissued with a stunning new cover style

  • Anglais THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS

    Mike Carey

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    • 15 Décembre 2013

    Emotionally charged and gripping from beginning to end, THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS is the most powerful and affecting thriller you will read this year.

  • Anglais CONSIDER PHLEBAS (A NOVEL)

    Iain M. Banks

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    • 1 Janvier 1990

    The war raged across the galaxy. Billions had died, billions more were doomed. Within the cosmic conflict, there was an individual crusade: deep within a fabled labyrinth lay a fugitive Mind. Both the Culture and the Idirans sought it.

  • 'ANOTHER PAGE-TURNER FROM ONE OF FANTASY'S BESTSELLING AUTHORS' Independent Following Thief's Magic, i nternational No. 1 bestselling author Trudi Canavan returns with the second novel in the Millennium's Rule series - her most powerful and thrilling adventure yet. A DARK DANGER LIES IN WAIT . . . Tyen trains students in the ways of magic, but his teaching may soon be outlawed. Rumour has it that the formidable ruler of all worlds, long believed to be dead, is back and is harshly enforcing his old laws - including the one forbidding schools of magic. As teachers and pupils flee, Tyen is left with no home and no purpose . . . except to fulfil the promise he made to Vella, the sorcerer imprisoned in a book. Tyen must decide what he is willing to do to free her. Elsewhere, Rielle's peaceful new life as a tapestry weaver has been shattered by a local war. As defeat looms, the powerful Angel of Storms appears and invites Rielle to join the artists of his heavenly realm. But what will he require in return for this extraordinary offer? A gripping fantasy adventure filled with danger, intrigue and forbidden magic. P erfect for fans of Robin Hobb, Brandon Sanderson, Patrick Rothfuss and Peter V. Brett. ESCAPE TO A NEW WORLD. DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF TRUDI CANAVAN. Praise for the Millennium's Rule series: 'It's easy to see why Trudi Canavan's novels so often make the bestseller lists. Her easy, flowing style makes for effortless reading . . . Delightful worldbuilding . . . Vivid and enjoyable' SFX 'A must for fans of Canavan's previous work and for fantasy fans in general' Press Association 'Rielle's story entrances . . . leaving readers eager for the next two volumes' Publisher's Weekly 'The world-building is tremendous. The magical system is sophisticated and fascinating' Striking Keys

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  • NOW A MAJOR TV SHOW ON NETFLIX Persepolis Rising is the seventh novel in the New York Times bestselling Expanse series. In the thousand-sun network of humanity's expansion, new colony worlds are struggling to find their way. Every new planet lives on a knife-edge between collapse and wonder, and the crew of the ageing gunship Rocinante have their hands more than full keeping the fragile peace. In the vast space between Earth and Jupiter, the inner planets and the Belt have formed a tentative and uncertain alliance, still haunted by a history of wars and prejudices. On the lost colony world of Laconia, a hidden enemy has a new vision for all of humanity - and the power to enforce it. New technologies clash with old, as the history of human conflict returns to its ancient pattern of war and subjugation. But human nature is not the only enemy, and the forces being unleashed have their own price. A price that will change the shape of humanity - and of the Rocinante - unexpectedly and for ever . . . The Expanse series has sold over two million copies worldwide and is now a major television series. The Expanse: Leviathan Wakes Caliban's War Abaddon's Gate Cibola Burn Nemesis Games Babylon's Ashes Persepolis Rising

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  • 'Epic in every sense' - Sunday Times The eighth novel in the Wheel of Time series - one of the most influential and popular fantasy epics ever published. Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn, has conquered the city of Illian, struck down Sammael the Forsaken and shattered the armies of the invading Seanchan. Nynaeve, Aviendha and Elayne have broken the Dark One's hold on the world's weather and are poised to retake the throne of Andor. And Egwene al'Vere, leader of the exiled Aes Sedai, marches her army towards the White Tower. But Rand and the Asha'man that follow him are slowly being corrupted by the madness that comes to the male wielders of the One Power. If they cannot remove the Dark One's taint from the True Source then none will survive to fight the Last Battle against the Shadow. And as Rand struggles to maintain his sanity the Seanchan launch their counter-strike. 'With the Wheel of Time, Jordan has come to dominate the world that Tolkien began to reveal' New York Times 'A fantasy phenomenon' SFX The Wheel of Time The Eye of the World The Great Hunt The Dragon Reborn The Shadow Rising The Fires of Heaven Lord of Chaos A Crown of Swords The Path of Daggers Winter's Heart Crossroads of Twilight Knife of Dreams The Gathering Storm Towers of Midnight A Memory of Light New Spring (prequel)

  • Anglais Winter's Heart

    Robert Jordan

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    • 18 Septembre 2014

    'Epic in every sense' - Sunday Times The ninth novel in the Wheel of Time series - one of the most influential and popular fantasy epics ever published. Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn, is slowly succumbing to the taint that the Dark One has placed upon the saidin - the male half of the True Source. His Asha'man followers are also showing signs of the insanity that once devastated the world and brought the Age of Legends to an end. And as Rand falters, the Shadow falls across a stricken land. In the city of Ebou Dar the Seanchan, blind to the folly of their cause, marshal their forces and continue their relentless assault. In Shayol Ghul the Forsaken join together to destroy the Dragon. Rand's only chance is to hazard the impossible and remove the taint from the saidin. But to do so he must master a power from the Age of Legends that none have ever dared to risk - a power that can annihilate Creation and bring an end to Time itself. 'With the Wheel of Time, Jordan has come to dominate the world that Tolkien began to reveal' New York Times 'A fantasy phenomenon' SFX The Wheel of Time The Eye of the World The Great Hunt The Dragon Reborn The Shadow Rising The Fires of Heaven Lord of Chaos A Crown of Swords The Path of Daggers Winter's Heart Crossroads of Twilight Knife of Dreams The Gathering Storm Towers of Midnight A Memory of Light New Spring (prequel)

  • From the authors of the New York Times bestselling novel Welcome to Night Vale and the #1 podcast of the same name, comes a powerful new novel about two young people finding their place in the world, and the terrifying, toothy power of the Smiling God. Nilanjana Sikdar is an outsider to the town of Night Vale. Working for Carlos, the town's top scientist, she relies on fact and logic as her guiding principles. But all of that is put into question when Carlos gives her a special assignment investigating a mysterious rumbling in the desert wasteland outside of town. This investigation leads her to the Joyous Congregation of the Smiling God, and to Darryl, one of its most committed members. Caught between her beliefs in the ultimate power of science and her growing attraction to Darryl, she begins to suspect the Congregation is planning a ritual that could threaten the lives of everyone in town. Nilanjana and Darryl must search for common ground between their very different world views as they are faced with the Congregation's darkest and most terrible secret.

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  • Koli is a boy who is afraid of trees. After the world broke down, plants and animals were dying, so people made them stronger. Now everyone is afraid of them. Koli is also afraid of Shunned Men, the outcasts outside the village walls. And he's afraid to tell the girl he likes how he feels. But if Koli can become a Rampart, if he can wake the technology of the old world, he knows he won't have to be afraid of anything again. He's wrong.

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  • Anglais ANCILLARY SWORD

    Ann Leckie

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    • 7 Octobre 2014

    Ancillary Sword is the sequel to Ancillary Justice, the debut novel which won every major science fiction award in 2014 and the only novel to have won the Hugo, the Nebula and the Arthur C. Clarke Award.

    Breq is a soldier who used to be a warship. Once a weapon of conquest controlling thousands of minds, now she only has a single body and serves the emperor she swore to destroy.

    Given a new ship and a troublesome crew, Breq is ordered to the only place in the galaxy she will agree to go: to Athoek station, to protect the family of a lieutenant she once knew - a lieutenant she murdered in cold blood.

    Praise for Ancillary Justice:

    'ENGAGING AND PROVOCATIVE' SFX Magazine 'UNEXPECTED, COMPELLING AND VERY COOL' John Scalzi 'HIGHLY RECOMMENDED' Independent on Sunday 'MIND-BLOWING' io9.com 'THRILLING, MOVING AND AWE-INSPIRING' Guardian 'UTTER PERFECTION' The Book Smugglers 'ASTOUNDINGLY ASSURED AND GRACEFUL' Strange Horizons 'ESTABLISHES LECKIE AS AN HEIR TO BANKS' Elizabeth Bear

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  • THE CITY WE BECAME

    N K Jemisin

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    • 8 Octobre 2019

    Five New Yorkers must come together in order to defend their city from an ancient evil in the first book of a stunning new series by Hugo award-winning and NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin. Every city has a soul. Some are as ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York City? She's got five. But every city also has a dark side. A roiling, ancient evil stirs beneath the earth, threatening to destroy the city and her five newborn avatars unless they can come together and stop it once and for all.

  • Anglais THE PLAYER OF GAMES

    Iain M. Banks

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    • 19 Février 1993

    Bored with success, Gurgeh - The Player of Games - travels to the Empire of Azad, cruel and incredibly wealthy, to try their fabulous game. This is a game so complex, so like life itself, that the winner becomes emperor.

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  • Anglais Speaker For The Dead

    Orson Scott Card

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    • 6 Décembre 2012

    Three thousand planet-bound years have passed while Ender the star-traveller remains young. In that time his name has become anathema, for he is the one who killed an entire race of thinking, feeling beings. No other has been found - until Lusitania is discovered.

    The young race there offers mankind a chance to redeem the previous destruction. The only humans allowed near are trained xenobiologists. But once again there are tragic misunderstandings. And when Ender, as Andrew Wiggin, is called to Lusitania to speak for the dead - to present to the community the terrible truth of why men have been killed by aliens - his actions can, and will, reverberate through an entire galactic empire.

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