A Quantum Murder (Greg Mandel, Book 2) by Peter F. Hamilton
By Peter F. Hamilton
Dr Edward Kitchener, a super researcher into quantum cosmology for the development Horizon conglomerate ...but no solid to anyone now, mendacity useless together with his lungs opened up on both sides of his open chest. the protection procedure at Launde Abbey was once premier-grade, but a mercenary may well nonetheless have gotten via, and lots of humans nervous to forestall Kitchener's paintings could pay the killer's cost. yet why may a qualified waste time in ritually slaughtering the objective? occasion Horizon must understand quickly, so Greg Mandel, psi-boosted ex-private eye, is enticed out of retirement to release himself on a convoluted path concerning disagreement with a prior which based on Kitchener's theories may well by no means have occurred.
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Dr Edward Kitchener, an excellent researcher into quantum cosmology for the development Horizon conglomerate . .. yet no reliable to anyone now, mendacity lifeless together with his lungs unfolded on both sides of his open chest. the protection process at Launde Abbey used to be premier-grade, but a mercenary may possibly nonetheless have gotten via, and many humans apprehensive to prevent Kitchener's paintings could pay the killer's rate.
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Book Fourteen within the best-selling Vorkosigan series.
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Captain Ivan Vorpatril occasionally thinks that if no longer for his relatives, he may need no problems in any respect. yet he has the doubtful fortune of the hyperactive Miles Vorkosigan as a cousin, which has too-often ended in his getting dragged into one in all Miles’ schemes, with hazard to lifestyles and limb—and army career—that Ivan doesn’t reflect on totally reasonable. even supposing a lot perform has made Ivan more proficient at warding off his mother’s less-than-subtle reminders that he can be getting married and carrying on with the Vorpatril lineage.
Fortunately, his present responsibility is in the world Komarr as employees officer to Admiral Desplains, faraway from either his cousin and his mom again on their homeworld of Barrayar. It’s a simple task and no-one is taking pictures at him. What might move wrong?
Plenty, it seems, whilst Byerly Vorrutyer, an secret agent for Imperial defense, exhibits up on his doorstep and asks him to make the acquaintance of a tender girl, lately arrived on Komarr, who appears to be like at risk. That Byerly is normally imprecise concerning the nature of the chance, let alone the lady’s identify, must have been Ivan’s first clue, yet Ivan is not any extra capable of flip other than supporting a damsel in misery than he may well withstand attempting to rescue a kitten from a tree.
It is yet a quick step down the line of excellent intentions to the tangle of Ivan’s existence, in difficulty with the Komarran specialists, along with his superiors, and with the deadly figures looking the mysterious yet wonderful Tej and her unique blue spouse Rish—a tangle to check the lengths to which Ivan will cross as an encouraged protector.
But although his quandary is advanced, a minimum of Ivan doesn’t need to fear approximately difficulty from relations. Or so he believes . . .
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Perry Rhodan is the identify of a technology fiction sequence released given that 1961 in Germany, in addition to the identify of its major personality. it's a area opera, facing all significant issues of technological know-how fiction. Having offered over billion copies in pulp e-book layout around the globe, it's the such a lot winning technological know-how fiction publication sequence ever written.
Perry Rhodan Neo is a reboot of the storyline beginning within the 12 months 2036 rather than 1971.
For additional information at the subject material, see the English Wikipedia article on Perry Rhodan and/or the corresponding German Wikipedia article.
Perry Rhodan ist der Titelheld der gleichnamigen deutschen Science-Fiction-Serie, die seit dem eight. September 1961 ununterbrochen wöchentlich in shape von Heftromanen mit einer Druckauflage von etwa eighty. 000 Heften (Stand: Jahr 2011) erscheint. Insgesamt sind bisher 2700 Hefte mit run one hundred sixty. 000 Seiten erschienen, deren Geschichten einen Zeitraum von über 3000 Jahren umfassen (Stand: Mai 2013).
Am 30. September 2011 startete parallel zur alten Serie eine Neufassung additionally Perry Rhodan Neo, mit dem Untertitel „Die Zukunft beginnt von vorn“. In dieser landet Perry Rhodan erst im Jahr 2036 auf dem Mond. Die Serie erscheint zweiwöchentlich und ist nach drei Staffeln mit je acht Taschenheften ab Heft 25 in Staffeln mit jeweils zwölf Romanen gegliedert.
Während die Perry-Rhodan-Heftromanserie von den geopolitischen Begebenheiten der realen Welt Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts ausging und die Handlung in einer nahen Zukunft beginnen ließ, geht Perry Rhodan Neo 50 Jahre später von der realen Welt des frühen 21. Jahrhunderts aus und beginnt ebenfalls in einer nahen Zukunft. So fliegt Perry Rhodan nicht im Jahre 1971 zum Mond, sondern erst 2036. Die Handlung nimmt somit aufgrund der geänderten Ausgangslage einen alternativen Verlauf. Die klassischen rationale der Serie werden ebenfalls in eine nahe Zukunft verlagert und entsprechend interpretiert. Es werden neue Figuren eingeführt und bekannte Figuren in einem neuen Licht gezeigt.
Die Serie ist somit nicht kanonisch in Bezug auf das klassische Perryversum. Nach der Aussage Klaus N. Fricks auf dem five. Weltcon 2011 in Mannheim wird es auch keine Überschneidungen oder Referenzen zwischen den Serien wie zu den Atlan-Serien geben. Perry Rhodan und Perry Rhodan Neo bilden jeweils einen „eigenen Kosmos“.
Zyklus: 1. Zyklus: imaginative and prescient Terrania
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After coming back from a thirty-year alternate project, the group of the Ea wake from cryonic suspension to discover that their domestic international, Bh'Haret, is useless. 'Screamer' satellites were strung round their planet caution of a virulent disease. A test of the outside of Bh'Haret finds no hint of human existence -- in simple terms crumbling towns.
- Salvation's Reach (Gaunt's Ghosts)
- Treibgut der Sterne (Perry Rhodan Silberbände, Band 99; BARDIOC, Band 6)
- BARDIOC (Perry Rhodan Silberbände, Band 100; BARDIOC, Band 7)
- Ascendant Sun (The Saga of the Skolian Empire, Book 5)
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Gdolkin allowed himself a moment's exultant satisfaction: the steadfast might of the Sons of Ferrus Manus had overcome the corrupted Chaos Marines. The great ordinatus engine rose up before them again, only now it seemed a more achievable objective. The wall at an angled junction ahead of them had collapsed into the defile, creating a slope of spoil and earth leading up out of the labyrinthine network of trenches. Then the Iron-Father saw a shape looming up over the crest of the trench, between the Iron Hands and the ordinatus, that made their struggle so far seem like nothing more than a combat training session.
The cultist was stripped to the waist, chains binding its torso. The symbol of an eight-pointed star was carved into the visible flesh beneath. The creature was completely hairless, the frontal lobes of its brain having grown in such a distorted manner that the cultist's whole skull had been swollen out of shape. Its pupilless eyes shone with an intense white inner light and an aura of coruscating energy enclosed its entire body. Dagan could feel the static charge prickling on his skin. The creature was levitating a full half metre above the floor of the chamber.
It would appear that reinforcements had arrived after all. ' the Marine's voice boomed. Schrodinger recognised it as the one he had heard shouting orders beyond the bulkhead of the bridge. Arch-Magos Schrodinger's rival turned and fixed the Space Marine with the glittering gaze of his red-lensed augmetic eye. ' the Space Marine repeated. The cadaverous figure stepped forward. 'I am Magos Omega Tetrohimus Thule,' he said. ' IRON-FATHER GDOLKIN gave the tech-priest another appraising look, now that he and his honour guard of servitors and fellow Space Marines had ascended to the command platform.