The Pilots of Borealis
Links auf reinlesen.de sind sogenannte Affiliate-Links. Wenn du auf so einen Affiliate-Link klickst und über diesen Link einkaufst, bekommt reinlesen.de von dem betreffenden Online-Shop oder Anbieter eine Provision. Für dich verändert sich der Preis nicht.
Top Gun heads to outer space in this throwback to the classic science fiction of Asimov, Clarke, and Heinlein.Strapped in to artificial wings spanning twenty-five feet across, your arms push a tenth of your body weight with each pump as you propel yourself at frightening speeds through the air. Inside a pressurized dome on the Moon, subject to one-sixth Earth’s gravity, there are swarms of chiseled, fearless, superbly trained flyers all around you, jostling for air space like peregrine falcons racing for the prize. This was the sport of piloting, and after Helium-3, piloting was one of the first things that entered anyone’s mind when Borealis was mentioned.It was Helium-3 that powered humanity’s far-flung civilization expansion, feeding fusion reactors from the Alliances on Earth to the Terran Ring, Mars, the Jovian colonies, and all the way out to distant Titan. The supply, taken from the surface of the Moon, had once seemed endless. But that was long ago. Borealis, the glittering, fabulously rich city stretched out across the lunar North Pole, had amassed centuries of unimaginable wealth harvesting it, and as such was the first to realize that its supplies were running out.The distant memories of the horrific planetwide devastation spawned by the petroleum wars were not enough to quell the rising energy and political crises. A new war to rival no other appeared imminent, but the solar system’s competing powers would discover something more powerful than Helium-3: the indomitable spirit of an Earth-born, war-weary mercenary and pilot extraordinaire.Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.
great science fiction, rpg, reread passages, amanuensis, interwebs, latin, books on auto das, chemical elements, petroleum, delightfully happy, piloting, books on space operas books o, artificial wings, orbiting, transuranic, helium-3, mercenary, atomic, somewhat disjointedly, scientific literature, sport, word origin, books on great science fictions, books on peoples, classic science fiction, secretary, terran, periodic, clinton, books on urania, apostates, books on hostilities, science fiction authors, books on scientific literatures, earth-born, hostilities, mateys, space opera, powered pilots, tor, elective, ablative, peoples, servus, ideas lead, books on best science fictions, manus, ahoy, books on borealis, reactors, doing art, books on tors, flavor, uranium, books on flavors, lisa tuttle, borealis, books on terrans, books on ahoys, books on rpgs, chem, books on amanuenses, current political, auto da, portuguese inquisition, lunar, civil authorities, involves humans, dictation, best science fiction, opportunist, do art, moon, books on dictations, 1610s