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Norman Spinrad - Child of Fortune

A tale of The Second Starfaring Age. A great writer of the era tells the "name tale" of her Wanderjahr as a young adolescent, which made her the person that she now is. A picareque novel of the far future in luxurious starships, luxurious planets, a forest of giant flowers, much, muchmore...A tale of The Second Starfaring Age. A great writer of the era tells the "name tale" of her Wanderjahr as a young adolescent, which made her the person that she now is. A picareque novel of the far future in luxurious starships, luxurious planets, a forest of giant flowers, much, much more. Published in several languages, out of paper print. Not a Young Adult novel, but given by many enlightened parents to their adolescent sons and particularly daughters.

Publisher: Orb Books
Published: Mar 6, 2002
Pages: 480

Norman Spinrad - The Void Captain's Tale

In the Second Starfaring Age, humans travel the universe via a technology they barely understand, propelled by a space drive consisting of mysteriously complex mechanisms and, symbiotically linked to it, a living woman, the Void Pilot. Pilots are rare, and the ability to be a Pilot also entailsmore...In the Second Starfaring Age, humans travel the universe via a technology they barely understand, propelled by a space drive consisting of mysteriously complex mechanisms and, symbiotically linked to it, a living woman, the Void Pilot. Pilots are rare, and the ability to be a Pilot also entails physical wasting and a shortened life.But Pilots live only for the timeless moments of Transition, when their ships cross the emptiness of space in an instant. Now Void Pilot Dominique Alia Wu has begun to catch a glimpse of something more, something transcendent in that eternal moment . . . and she needs the cooperation of her Captain to achieve it permanently. Even at risk to the survival of the Ship.Norman Spinrad has been one of SF’s most adventurous writers since the 1960s, an internationally praised peer of such writers as Harlan Ellison, Michael Moorcock, and Samuel R. Delany. His stories of the Second Starfaring Age, The Void Captain’s Tale and the later novel Child of Fortune, form a single epic praised by the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction as “an eroticized vision of the Galaxy . . . an elated Wanderjahr among the sparkling worlds.”

Publisher: Orb Books
Published: Sep 20, 2001
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0312868251

Norman Spinrad - The Iron Dream

An alternate world novel in which Hitler leaves Germany after World War I, the Nazis never take power, Hitler emigrates to the United States, where he becomes an SF writer and writes LORD OF THE SWASTIKA, the novel within the novel, his fantasy of Nazi Germany in a world where the real thing never was.more...An alternate world novel in which Hitler leaves Germany after World War I, the Nazis never take power, Hitler emigrates to the United States, where he becomes an SF writer and writes LORD OF THE SWASTIKA, the novel within the novel, his fantasy of Nazi Germany in a world where the real thing never was. With an academic afterward explainingv why such a thing as Nazi Germany could never have happen except in an heroic fantasy novel. Published in a dozen languages, winner of the Prix Apollo, short listed for the Nationa Book Award, banned in Germany, then exonerated after 8 years of court action. A well-known classic that went through about half a dozen printings in English editions, out of print for several years.

Publisher: Oldcastle
Published: Jan 1, 1900
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1902002164

Norman Spinrad - A WORLD BETWEEN

TROUBLE IN PARADISE Pacifica was a monument to freedom and equality-until the off-worlders came. The Femocrats, a party of female separatists, and the Transcendental Scientists, an institute of technofascists dedicated to male supremacy. Carlotta Madigan, Pacifica's prime minister, and Roycemore...TROUBLE IN PARADISE Pacifica was a monument to freedom and equality-until the off-worlders came. The Femocrats, a party of female separatists, and the Transcendental Scientists, an institute of technofascists dedicated to male supremacy. Carlotta Madigan, Pacifica's prime minister, and Royce Lindblad, her handsome young lover and media adviser, had to find a way to stop the Pink and Blue War-without becoming casualties themselves.

Publisher: Fantastic Books
Published: Aug 18, 2010
Pages: 300
ISBN: 1617200530

Norman Spinrad - The Druid King

A major triumph of historical fiction, The Druid King, is a masterly retelling of the life of the legendary general Vercingetorix and his brilliant crusade against the Roman invasion of Gaul.Vercingetorix was both a man of myth and a real historical figure—he managed, where others had failed, tomore...A major triumph of historical fiction, The Druid King, is a masterly retelling of the life of the legendary general Vercingetorix and his brilliant crusade against the Roman invasion of Gaul.Vercingetorix was both a man of myth and a real historical figure—he managed, where others had failed, to unite the tribes of Gaul and lead them against the might of the entire Roman empire. After watching his father’s harrowing death, young Vercingetorix retreats to the forest where he learns the ways of the druids. Soon he must return to civilization to reclaim his birthright and his father’s honor, but the city of his birth has changed. Now, he must confront the greatest military power the world has even known--the Roman legions of Julius Ceasar. This is the story of Vercingetorix, Druid King of Gaul.

Publisher: Vintage
Published: Aug 10, 2004
Pages: 432
ISBN: 0375724966

Norman Spinrad - Journals of the Plague Years

Sex means death when a virus, originating in Africa, is unleashed on the world for twenty terrible years, until a cure is finally found, in a new edition of this science fiction fable featuring commentary by the author.

Publisher: Spectra
Published: Aug 1, 1995
Pages: 147
ISBN: 0553373994

Norman Spinrad - Bug Jack Barron

Lover and hero, Jack Barron, the sold-out media god of the Bug Jack Barron Show, has one last chance to hit it big when he meets Benedict Howards, the power-mad man with the secret to immortality.

Publisher: Overlook TP
Published: Jan 4, 2005
Pages: 346

Norman Spinrad - Osama the Gun

THE NOVEL DEEMED TOO DANGEROUS TO BE PUBLISHED IN AMERICA--IS FINALLY PUBLISHED IN AMERICA! OSAMA THE GUN, set in a not-so-far future when the "Sons of Osama" have established a powerful Islamic Caliphate with Pakistani nuclear weapons and Arabian oil money, is the story of one of thosemore...THE NOVEL DEEMED TOO DANGEROUS TO BE PUBLISHED IN AMERICA--IS FINALLY PUBLISHED IN AMERICA! OSAMA THE GUN, set in a not-so-far future when the "Sons of Osama" have established a powerful Islamic Caliphate with Pakistani nuclear weapons and Arabian oil money, is the story of one of those "sons" of the martyr, a naive and sincere young man who becomes a Caliphate secret agent to escape its closed confines and see the world -- and finds himself becoming the reluctant hero of the title. Osama the Gun becomes a terrorist leader on a small scale by happenstance, a mercenary used by Islamic forces fighting an American proxy invasion in the oil lands of Nigeria, an iconic figure in the manner of "El Che." All the while he charms the reader as a likable, sincere, idealistic, and sympathetic human doing very unsympathetic things to the interests of the United States of America. "I wanted the reader to hate the sin, but love the sinner, because I felt it had to be done, and since no one else seemed to be willing to do it, I had to try to do it myself, come what may. Because Islam was being confused with its radical Middle Eastern jihadhis, and Arabs in general with terrorists, and it seemed to me that the alien jihadhist consciousness had to be experienced from within and empathetically understood. Which was why OSAMA THE GUN had to be written, and why, as one foaming at the mouth rejection letter predicted, no American publisher would touch this book." -- Norman Spinrad

Publisher: Wildside Press
Published:
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1479405892

Norman Spinrad - The People's Police: A Novel

Norman Spinrad, a National Book Award finalist for his short fiction collection The Star-Spangled Future, has now written The People's Police, a sharp commentary on politics with a contemporary, speculative twist. Martin Luther Martin is a hard-working New Orleans cop, who has come up from themore...Norman Spinrad, a National Book Award finalist for his short fiction collection The Star-Spangled Future, has now written The People's Police, a sharp commentary on politics with a contemporary, speculative twist. Martin Luther Martin is a hard-working New Orleans cop, who has come up from the gangland of Alligator Swamp through hard work. When he has to serve his own eviction notice, he decides he's had enough and agrees to spearhead a police strike.Brothel owner and entrepreneur J. B. Lafitte also finds himself in a tight spot when his whorehouse in the Garden District goes into foreclosure. Those same Fat Cats responsible for the real estate collapse after Katrina didn't differentiate between social strata or vocation.MaryLou Boudreau, aka Mama Legba, is a television star and voodoo queen―with a difference. The loa really do ride and speak through her.These three, disparate people are pulled together by a single moment in the television studio when Martin, hoping for publicity and support from the people against the banks, corporate fat cats, and corrupt politicians. But no one expects Papa Legba himself to answer, and his question changes everything."What do you offer?"

Publisher: Tor Books
Published:
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0765384272

Norman Spinrad - Russischer Frühling: Roman (German Edition)

Der Beginn eines neuen JahrtausendsDer Kalte Krieg zerstörte Amerikas Pläne für die Erforschung des Weltalls: Statt Missionen ins All konzentrierte sich die Supermacht auf Abwehrsatelliten, um der nuklearen Bedrohung durch die Sowjetunion etwas entgegensetzen zu können.more...Der Beginn eines neuen JahrtausendsDer Kalte Krieg zerstörte Amerikas Pläne für die Erforschung des Weltalls: Statt Missionen ins All konzentrierte sich die Supermacht auf Abwehrsatelliten, um der nuklearen Bedrohung durch die Sowjetunion etwas entgegensetzen zu können. Raumfahrtingenieur Jerry Reeds großer Traum ist es, Astronaut zu werden, deswegen wendet er sich, enttäuscht vom eigenen Land, Europa zu, die mit den Russen zusammenarbeiten. Die politische Lage verändert sich zu Ungunsten der Vereinigten Staaten, die schnell zum Außenseiter im Weltgeschehen werden. Reed, der inzwischen die Russin Sonya geheiratet und mit ihr zwei Kinder hat, und seine kulturell gespaltene Familie sehen sich einer Zukunft gegenüber, die so zwar in der Realität nicht eingetreten ist, die aber sehr wohl hätte die unsere sein können …

Publisher: Heyne Verlag
Published: Sep 30, 2015
Pages: 831

Norman Spinrad - Little Heroes

Publisher: Hunter Publishing+inc
Published: Aug 10, 1989
Pages: 736
ISBN: 0586203621

Norman Spinrad - Lieder von den Sternen: Roman (German Edition)

Lieder aus den Tiefen des AllsDie Erde liegt Jahrhunderte nach der ökologischen Katastrophe in Trümmern. Schon vor Generationen hat sich die Menschheit in zwei Entwicklungsrichtungen aufgespalten: Die Grünen leben ein einfaches Dasein im Einklang mit der Natur, die Techniker bereiten inmore...Lieder aus den Tiefen des AllsDie Erde liegt Jahrhunderte nach der ökologischen Katastrophe in Trümmern. Schon vor Generationen hat sich die Menschheit in zwei Entwicklungsrichtungen aufgespalten: Die Grünen leben ein einfaches Dasein im Einklang mit der Natur, die Techniker bereiten in ihren hermetisch abgeriegelten Städten die Eroberung des Weltraums vor. Denn in den letzten Tagen vor dem technologischen Holocaust fingen die Raumstationen Signale von fremden Welten auf, und die Forscher setzen alles daran, sie wiederzufinden. Als es endlich so weit ist und die Menschen erneut den Liedern von den Sternen lauschen können, sind es jedoch nur die Grünen, die die Signale entschlüsseln können …

Publisher: Heyne Verlag
Published: Sep 30, 2015
Pages: 324

Norman Spinrad - Die Transformation: Roman (German Edition)

Viel Vergnügen beim Retten der Welt!Im Westen der Vereinigten Staaten taucht eines Tages ein Mann auf, der von sich behauptet, aus der Zukunft zu kommen. Er nennt sich Ralf und tingelt als Komiker mit einem sehr exzentrischen Programm durch die USA: In zornigen Tiraden wirft er den Menschen vor,more...Viel Vergnügen beim Retten der Welt!Im Westen der Vereinigten Staaten taucht eines Tages ein Mann auf, der von sich behauptet, aus der Zukunft zu kommen. Er nennt sich Ralf und tingelt als Komiker mit einem sehr exzentrischen Programm durch die USA: In zornigen Tiraden wirft er den Menschen vor, mit ihrer Gleichgültigkeit und Dummheit die Erde – und damit seine Zukunft – zu vernichten, und beschwört die Möglichkeit einer großen Veränderung, einer alles entscheidenden Transformation. Der Agent Texas Jimmy Balaban nimmt ihn unter Vertrag und verhilft Ralf zu einer einzigartigen Fernsehkarriere. Ist er ein durchgeknallter Sektierer, ein zynischer Komiker – oder wirklich aus der Zukunft? Solange die Einschaltquoten stimmen, interessiert sich niemand dafür – schon gar nicht in Hollywood, wo die Grenzen zwischen Realität und Irrsinn fließend sind …

Publisher: Heyne Verlag
Published: Sep 30, 2015
Pages: 893

Norman Spinrad - Eine Welt dazwischen: Roman (German Edition)

Krieg der GeschlechterPacifica ist eine paradiesische Welt, auf der die Menschen friedlich und in völliger Gleichberechtigung leben. Dank modernster Computertechnik haben Frauen wie Männer gleichermaßen am politischen Geschehen teil. Doch in der restlichen Galaxis tobt dermore...Krieg der GeschlechterPacifica ist eine paradiesische Welt, auf der die Menschen friedlich und in völliger Gleichberechtigung leben. Dank modernster Computertechnik haben Frauen wie Männer gleichermaßen am politischen Geschehen teil. Doch in der restlichen Galaxis tobt der „blau-rosa Bürgerkrieg“, der auch Pacifica nicht verschont: Jeweils ein Schiff der Transzendentalen Wissenschaft, eine rein männliche Organisation, und der Femokraten, ein militantes Matriachat, landen und versuchen, die idyllische Welt für ihre Ideen zu gewinnen. Doch die Einwohner Pacificas haben ihren eigenen Kopf – und scheuen sich nicht, ihn auch zu benutzen …

Publisher: Heyne Verlag
Published: Sep 30, 2015
Pages: 408