Space Viking

Space Viking is a science fiction novel by American writer H. Beam Piper, set in his Terro-Human future history. It tells the story of one man's search for his wife's murderer and its unexpected consequences. The story was originally serialized in Analog magazine (November 1962 – February 1963), then published by Ace Books in 1963.

Space Viking
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First edition
AuthorH. Beam Piper
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
SeriesThe Tanith Series
GenreScience fiction
PublisherAce Books
Publication date
1963
Media typePrint (Paperback)
Pages191
Followed byPrince of Tanith 

Background

Ten thousand refugees from the losing side of The Big War (The System States War of The Cosmic Computer) fled far beyond the boundaries of the Terran Federation and colonized the planet Excalibur. By the beginning of Space Viking, they had expanded to a handful of Sword Worlds (so-called because they are named after legendary swords) and had grown to a total population of three and a half billion, organized in a feudal system of kingdoms, duchies, and other small states, ruled by frequently warring noblemen. Despite their isolation and the political instability, the inhabitants managed to retain a high level of technology, including space flight.

One day, a starship rediscovered the Old Federation. Civilization had collapsed, presumably due to the war; many of the planets had regressed to varying stages of semi-barbarism. Taking advantage of the situation, "Space Vikings" (reminiscent of Norse Vikings) proceeded to raid the poorly defended Federation worlds over the next three hundred years for loot.

Plot summary

Part 1 - Gram

On the Sword World Gram, Lucas Trask, Baron of Traskon, is about to marry Elaine Karvall, whose father owns the Karvall steel mills. In addition to being a political alliance, it is also a love match. But Andray Dunnan, the insane nephew of Duke Angus of Wardshaven, is under the delusion that Elaine loves him and is being forced into the marriage. When she tries to correct him, his anger boils over. He crashes the wedding ceremony, kills her and seriously wounds Trask, before stealing the Duke's newly built starship, the Enterprise, and escaping.

When Trask recovers from his injuries, he pledges the Barony of Traskon to Duke Angus in return for another warship, twin to the one hijacked by Dunnan. He hires Otto Harkaman, an experienced Space Viking captain who had lost his own ship in a civil war on Durendal, to command the new vessel, which Trask christens Nemesis. Trask sets out in search of Dunnan, though Harkaman warns him that given the vastness of the galaxy and the speed of spacecraft, his goal is nearly hopeless.

Part 2 - Tanith

They first visit Tanith, a primitive planet Duke Angus had planned to turn into a raiding and repair base. They find two run-down Space Viking ships already in possession, the Lamia and the Space Scourge. Trask decides to implement the Duke's original plan, taking in the other two crews as very junior partners. The natives begin receiving better treatment at his hands and training in the use of modern technology.

After some refitting, the Nemesis and the Space Scourge raid three planets, Khepera, Amaterasu and Beowulf. The loot Trask sends to Gram excites interest (and greed). Duke Angus uses the incentive of shares in the Tanith venture to gain supporters and assumes control of Gram. He promotes himself to king and names Trask his viceroy on Tanith with the rank of prince. Ambitious men begin emigrating to Trask's new realm.

Beowulf is the most advanced of the raided worlds, lacking only interstellar space flight. Puzzled, Trask investigates and finds out that it has no gadolinium, an essential element for hyperdrive engines, but does have plutonium. Coincidentally, Amaterasu (another world rising back up after undergoing decivilization) has sizable deposits of gadolinium, but lacks plutonium. Trask seizes the opportunity to set up profitable, peaceful trade between the three planets. In the process, he gradually gains two allies.

Meanwhile, ships that put into Tanith for trade and repairs occasionally bring news of sightings of Dunnan. From what he learns, Trask wonders if his enemy is plotting to conquer the civilized world of Marduk, a feat thought impossible — just the thing a megalomaniac like Dunnan would attempt.

He visits two Mardukan colonies, finding that Dunnan had recently attacked them. At the third, he comes upon the Enterprise and another Dunnan ship locked in combat with the Royal Mardukan Navy warship Victrix. He jumps into the fray and destroys both enemy ships, though he remains unsure if Dunnan was killed. The Victrix, under the command of Prince Simon Bentrik, is too badly damaged for hyperspace flight, so Trask takes the crew back to Marduk.

Part 3 - Marduk

Trask becomes friends with the Mardukan royal family and particularly King Mykhail, the constitutional monarch of Marduk, but is contemptuous of their shaky democracy. It appears that a fanatical rabble-rouser named Zaspar Makann is poised to win the next election and become Chancellor, but that is not Trask's concern. He does, however, pursue a romance with Lady Valerie, a Mardukan noblewoman who is lady-in-waiting to King Mykhail's eight-year-old granddaughter

On Gram, King Angus has been abusing his power, straining relations with the other powerful nobles and also with Trask. Finally, Prince Trask declares Tanith's independence and renounces his fealty to Angus. Later, word reaches him that civil war has erupted on Gram. Many of Trask's followers urge him to claim the throne himself. Lucas is not interested. Gram, along with the other Sword Worlds, is in decline; Tanith is the future, the core around which civilization might possibly reform. To distract his divided subordinates, he fabricates a more immediate threat, claiming (without proof) that Andray Dunnan is responsible for the unrest on Marduk.

His big lie turns out to be the truth. Not winning a majority in the election, Makann seizes control of the government. Prince Simon Bentrik shows up on Tanith as a refugee with the royal granddaughter and the lady-in-waiting Trask fancies. Prince Simon brings two pieces of news: fighting has broken out on Marduk; and, more important, that Andray Dunnan is the power behind Makann.

Trask assembles a fleet of ships, including independent Space Viking ships, the raiders of Tanith's Navy, and loyalist Royal Mardukan Navy ships and speeds to Marduk for the final showdown. He wins a fierce space battle in orbit above Marduk and his fleet lands on the surface to take back the planet. Space Viking and loyalist ground forces root out Dunnan's followers. Some of the last holdouts surrender, handing over Andrey Dunnan in return for their lives. When the insane Dunnan raves that Elaine is waiting for him back on Gram, Trask shoots him dead in a act he sees as having no more importance than shooting a mad dog.

Prince Lucas decides to marry Lady Valerie if she will have him, and take the title of King of Tanith. He also decides to strive to form a League of Civilized Worlds out of the alliance that rescued Marduk.

Sequels

During the 1980s Jerry Pournelle began work on a sequel, Return of Space Viking. The sequel was authorised by the Piper estate, but a combination of other projects and difficulties with the plot led to it being abandoned. A sequel, written by John F. Carr (who has been publishing sequels to Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen) and Mike Robertson was published in 2011. Entitled The Last Space Viking, the novel is set one hundred years after the original, in the early years of the Empire. Additionally, Carr announced he has written the original sequel abandoned by Pournelle and it is currently being edited. This novel is set twenty years after the original and continues the story of Trask.[1]

In addition, science fiction author Terry Mancour published the first sequel to Space Viking in March, 2011, on Kindle and other electronic formats. Titled Prince of Tanith, the novel takes place just two years after the end of Space Viking and introduces Princess Valerie Trask, Lucas Trask's new wife from civilized Marduk. The use of a split narrative between Lucas (who had the sole perspective in Space Viking) and Valerie is a departure from Piper's style, but is used effectively. Of particular note in this sequel are the return of Count Garvan Spasso and a mysterious off-stage figure known only as "the Wizard" who seems to be helping the Princely Realm of Tanith for mysterious reasons of his own. Although Mancour didn't receive authorization by the Piper estate to continue the story, he could do so by virtue of the work's expired copyright.

To follow up, Mancour published a second sequel, Princess Valerie's War, in July 2011. In this sequel, Princess Valerie deals with ruling her semi-barbaric Space Viking world while her husband, Lucas Trask, has been captured by agents of Aton, a "civilized" world rule by a despotic bureaucracy and in charge of a large trading empire within the Old Federation. In addition, there seems to be some unlikely collusion on the part of Aton and some Space Viking elements.

Additional sequels to The Tanith Series include:

  • The Last Space Viking (2011), written by John F. Carr and Mike Robertson - Set a hundred years after Piper's original novel and marking struggles of the last Space Vikings and the fall of Trask's empire.[2][3]
  • Space Viking's Throne (2012), written by Mike Robertson and John F. Carr - Direct sequel to Last Space Viking. The story continues the story of the aftermath of the conquest of the League of Civilized Worlds at the hands of the Mardukan Empire. Captain David Morland tries to establish a new viking base, while trying elude Imperial hunters.[4][5]
  • Space Viking Legacy: The Tanith Gambit (2013), by Dietmar Wehr - The book is set two hundred and fifty years after Piper's novel, and tells of struggle of the Princes of Marduk and Tanith to fight off a great Space Viking horde overrunning their worlds.

Influence

In the Traveller role-playing game, a region of the Traveller Universe called the Spinward Marches contains a polity called the Sword Worlds, also consisting of planets named after legendary swords. [6]

References

  1. ^ http://www.hostigos.com/index.php
  2. ^ Amazon.com Profile on the Novel The Last Space Viking.
  3. ^ Book's profile from Publisher's website.
  4. ^ Amazon.com's profile on the Space Viking's Throne.
  5. ^ Publisher's information on the novel.
  6. ^ "Deciphering the Text Foundations of Traveller". www.irosf.com. Retrieved 2016-12-28.

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List of Ace SF letter-series single titles

Ace Books have published hundreds of science fiction titles, starting in 1953. Many of these were Ace Doubles (dos-a-dos format), but they also published many single volumes. Between 1953 and 1968, the books had a letter-series identifier; after that date they were given five digit numeric serial numbers. There were a total of 378 letter-series sf titles(62 S&D, 174 F, 19 M, 78 G, 29 H, 1 N, 1 K, and 14 A series books).

The list given here gives a date of publication; in all cases this refers to the date of publication by Ace, and not the date of original publication of the novels. For more information about the history of these titles, see Ace Books, which includes a discussion of the serial numbering conventions used and an explanation of the letter-code system.

List of Ace titles in F series

Ace Books published its F-series of books, priced at 40 cents, from 1960 to 1967.

F-101 NA Joan Sargent Cruise Nurse / Margaret Howe Calling Dr. Merriman (1960)

F-102 MY Bob McKnight The Flying Eye / Clayton Fox Never Forget, Never Forgive (1961)

F-103 WE Harry Whittington A Trap For Sam Dodge / Lee Floren High Thunder (1961)

F-104 SF Kenneth Bulmer No Man's World / Poul Anderson Mayday Orbit (1961)

F-105 SF William A. P. White (as Anthony Boucher) (ed.) The Best From Fantasy And Science Fiction, Fifth Series

F-106 WE Brian Garfield Justice At Spanish Flat / Tom West The Gun From Nowhere (1961)

F-107 MY Chester Warwick My Pal, The Killer / John Trinian Scratch A Thief (1961)

F-108 SF G. McDonald Wallis The Light of Lilith / Damon Knight The Sun Saboteurs (1961)

F-109 SF Andre Norton Storm Over Warlock (1961)

F-110 WE Ray Hogan Track The Man Down / Lee Wells Savage Range (1961)

F-111 MY J. M. Flynn The Girl From Las Vegas / Robert Martin To Have And To Kill (1960)

F-112 NA Jeanne Judson Barbara Ames - Private Secretary / Nell Marr Dean Ratzlaff (as Nell Marr Dean) Fashions For Carol (1961)

F-113 SF Charles L. Fontenay Rebels of The Red Planet / J. T. McIntosh 200 Years to Christmas (1961)

F-114 SF Wallace West The Bird of Time (1961)

F-115 MY John Creighton The Blonde Cried Murder / Fletcher Flora Killing Cousins (1961)

F-116 WE Dwight Bennett Newton (as Clement Hardin) The Lurking Gun / Louis Trimble Deadman Canyon (1961)

F-117 SF Marion Zimmer Bradley The Door Through Space / A. Bertram Chandler Rendezvous on a Lost World (1961)

F-118 NA Jacob O. Kamm Making Profits In The Stock Market (1961)

F-119 SF Gordon R. Dickson Spacial Delivery / Delusion World (1961)

F-120 WE Jack M. Brickham Gunman Can't Hide / John Callahan Come In Shooting (1961)

F-121 MY Helen Nielson Sing Me A Murder / Helen Nielson Woman Missing And Other Stories (1961)

F-122 NA [Dorothy Worley] Dr. Kilbourne Comes Home/[Patti Stone] Calling Nurse Linda (1961)

F-123 SF Leigh Brackett The Nemesis From Terra

F-123 SF Robert Silverberg Collision Course / Leigh Brackett The Nemesis From Terra (1961)

F-124 WE Steven G. Lawrence Slatterly / Steven G. Lawrence Bullet Welcome For Slatterly (1961)

F-125 MY J. M. Flynn Deep Six / Frank Diamond The Widow Maker (1961)

F-126 WE Edwin Booth The Troublemaker / Ray Hogan A Marshall For Lawless (1962)

F-127 SF Marion Zimmer BradleySeven From The Stars / Keith Laumer Worlds Of The Imperium (1962)

F-128 WE Tom West The Buzzard's Nest / Louis Trimble Siege At High Meadow (1962)

F-129 SF William F. Temple The Automated Goliath / William F. Temple The Three Suns Of Amara (1962)

F-130 MY J. M. Flynn The Screaming Cargo / James A. Howard The Bullet-Proof Martyr (1961)

F-131 SF William A. P. White (as Anthony Boucher) (ed.) The Best From Fantasy And Science Fiction, Sixth Series

F-132 NA Mario Cappelli Scramble! (1962)

F-133 SF John Brunner Secret Agent of Terra / A. Bertram Chandler The Rim of Space (1962)

F-134 WE Rod Patterson A Shooting At Sundust / Gordon D. Shirreffs Tumbleweed Trigger (1962)

F-135 SF Leigh Brackett The Long Tomorrow (1962)

F-136 NA [Elyse Michaels Sommer (ed.)] Childbirth: True Accounts of Unusual Experiences (1962)

F-137 NA R. Dewitt Miller Impossible: Yet It Happened! (1962)

F-138 WE Steven G. Lawrence Walk A Narrow Trail / Steven G. Lawrence A Noose For Slattery (1962)

F-139 SF Poul Anderson The Makeshift Rocket/Un-Man and Other Stories (1962)

F-140 NA Leonie St. John Love With A Harvard Accent (1962)

F-141 SF Robert Moore Williams The Darkness Before Tomorrow / John Brunner (as Keith Woodcott) The Ladder In The Sky (1962)

F-142 WE L. P. Holmes Wolf Brand / Smoky Pass (1962)

F-143 MY Bob McKnight A Stone Around Her Neck / Clayton Fox End Of A Big Wheel (1962)

F-144 WE Brian Garfield (as Frank Wynne) Massacre Basin / Dwight Bennett Newton (as Clement Hardin) The Badge Shooters (1962)

F-145 SF Robert Silverberg Next Stop The Stars / The Seed of Earth (1962)

F-146 NA John Jakes (as Jay Scotland) Sir Scoundrel (1962)

F-147 SF Andre Norton The Sea Siege / The Eye of The Monster (1962)

F-148 WE Harry Whittington Wild Sky / Tom West Dead Man's Double Cross (1962)

F-149 SF Robert Moore Williams King of the Fourth Planet / Charles V. DeVet & Katherine MacLean Cosmic Checkmate (1962)

F-150 WE Nelson C. Nye Hideout Mountain / Rafe (1962)

F-151 NA Nedra Tyre Reformatory Girls (1962)

F-152 WE Gordon D. Shirreffs Rio Desperado’’ //Voice Of The Gun (1962)

F-153 SF Marion Zimmer Bradley The Sword of Aldones / The Planet Savers (1962)

F-154 SF A. E. van Vogt The Wizard Of Linn (1962)

F-155 MY Lionel White A Death At Sea / The Time Of Terror (1961)

F-156 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs At The Earth's Core (1962)

F-157 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs The Moon Maid (1962)

F-158 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Pellucidar (1962)

F-159 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs The Moon Men (1962)

F-160 WE Ray Hogan New Gun For Kingdom City / The Shotgunner (1962)

F-161 SF John Brunner Times Without Number / Donald A. Wollheim (as David Grinnell) Destiny's Orbit (1962)

F-162 SF William A. P. White (as Anthony Boucher) (ed.) The Best From Fantasy And Science Fiction, Seventh Series (1962)

F-163 NA Adele De Leeuw Doctor Ellen (1962)

F-164 WE Steven G. Lawrence Longhorns North / Slattery's Gun Says "No" (1962)

F-165 SF Philip José Farmer Cache From Outer Space / The Celestial Blueprint (1962)

F-166 MY Georges Simenon Maigret And The Reluctant Witness / Maigret Has Scruples (1958)

F-167 SF Andre Norton Catseye (1962)

F-168 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Thuvia, Maid Of Mars (1962)

F-169 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan And The Lost Empire (1962)

F-170 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs The Chessmen Of Mars (1962)

F-171 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Tanar Of Pellucidar (1962)

F-172 WE Tom West Battling Buckeroos / Giles A. Lutz Gun Rich (1962)

F-173 SF James White Second Ending / Samuel R. Delany The Jewels of Aptor (1962)

F-174 SF S. B. Hough (as Rex Gordon) First Through Time (1962)

F-175 NA Evelyn Berckman Lament For Four Brides (1962)

F-176 WE Dan J. Stevens Gun Trap At Bright Water / Ray Hogan The Outside Gun (1963)

F-177 SF Terry Carr Warlord of Kor / Robert Moore Williams The Star Wasps (1963)

F-178 SF Donald A. Wollheim (ed.) More Adventures On Other Planets (1963)

F-179 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Pirates Of Venus (1963)

F-180 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan At The Earth's Core (1963)

F-181 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs The Master Mind Of Mars (1963)

F-182 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs The Monster Men (1963)

F-183 SF Andre Norton The Defiant Agents (1963)

F-184 WE Nelson C. Nye Death Valley Slim / The Kid From Lincoln County (1963)

F-185 SF Jack Vance The Five Gold Bands / The Dragon Masters (1963)

F-186 WE William O. Turner The High Hander / Louis Trimble Wild Horse Range (1963) (may be misprinted as F-185 on some copies)

F-187 SF Leigh Brackett Alpha Centauri or Die! / G. MacDonald Wallis Legend of Lost Earth (1963)

F-188 SF Philip Francis Nowlan Armageddon 2419 A.D. (1963)

F-189 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan The Invincible (1963)

F-190 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs A Fighting Man Of Mars (1963)

F-191 SF Jules Verne Journey To The Center Of The Earth (1963)

F-192 SF Andre Norton Star Born (1963)

F-193 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs The Son Of Tarzan (1963)

F-194 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan Triumphant (1963)

F-195 SF Robert Silverberg The Silent Invaders / William F. Temple Battle on Venus (1963)

F-196 WE Harry Whittington Dry Gulch Town / Prairie Raiders (1963)

F-197 SF Andre Norton Witch World (1963)

F-198 NA Simenon The Short Cases Of Inspector Maigret

F-199 SF John Brunner (as Keith Woodcott) The Psionic Menace / Samuel R. Delany Captives of the Flame (1963)

F-200 WE Tom West Triggering Texan / Brian Garfield (as Frank Wynne) The Big Snow (1963)

F-201 SF Robert James Adam (as Paul Mactyre) Doomsday, 1999 (1963)

F-202 NA Evelyn Berckman The Hovering Darkness (1963)

F-203 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs The Beasts Of Tarzan

F-204 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan And The Jewels Of Opar (1963)

F-205 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan And The City Of Gold (1963)

F-206 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Jungle Tales Of Tarzan (1963)

F-207 SF Andre Norton The Stars Are Ours!

F-208 WE L. P. Holmes Side Me At Sundown / The Buzzards Of Rocky Pass

F-209 SF Kenneth Bulmer The Wizard of Starship Poseidon / Poul Anderson Let The Spacemen Beware! (1963)

F-210 SF Peter George (as Peter Bryant) Red Alert

F-211 SF Otis Adelbert Kline Planet Of Peril (1963)

F-212 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan And The Lion Man

F-213 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs The Land That Time Forgot (1963)

F-214 WE Louis Trimble The Man From Colorado / Bill Burchardt The Wildcatters (1963)

F-215 SF John Brunner Listen! The Stars / Jane Roberts The Rebellers (1963)

F-216 SF Isaac Asimov The Man Who Upset The Universe (1963)

F-217 SF William A. P. White (as Anthony Boucher) (ed.) The Best From Fantasy And Science Fiction, Eighth Series (1963)

F-218 NA Allen Churchill They Never Came Back (1960)

F-219 NA Henry Makow Ask Henry (1963)

F-220 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs The People That Time Forgot (1963)

F-221 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Lost On Venus (1963)

F-222 SF Jeff Sutton First On The Moon (1963)

F-223 SF Keith Laumer Envoy to New Worlds / Robert Moore Williams Flight From Yesterday (1963)

F-224 WE Nelson C. Nye Bancroft's Banco / The Seven Six-Gunners (1963)

F-225 SF H. Beam Piper Space Viking (1963)

F-226 SF Andre Norton Huon Of The Horn (1963)

F-227 SF John Brunner The Astronauts Must Not Land / The Space-Time Juggler (1963)

F-228 NA David Howarth We Die Alone (1963)

F-229 MY Louis Trimble The Dead And The Deadly / Bob McKnight Homicide Handicap (1963)

F-230 WE Tom West Lobo Lawman / Ray Hogan Trail Of The Fresno Kid (1963)

F-231 SF Andre Norton Star Gate (1963)

F-232 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs The Land Of Hidden Men (1963)

F-233 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Out Of Time's Abyss (1963)

F-234 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs The Eternal Savage (1963)

F-235 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs The Lost Continent (1963)

F-236 SF Andre Norton The Time Traders

F-237 SF A. Bertram Chandler The Ship From Outside / Beyond the Galactic Rim (1963)

F-238 WE Stephen Payne Brand Him Outlaw / Gordon D. Shirreffs Quicktrigger (1963)

F-239 SF Clifford D. Simak Time And Again (1963)

F-240 SF H. G. Wells When The Sleeper Wakes (1963)

F-241 SF Jack Williamson and James E. Gunn Star Bridge (1963)

F-242 SF John Brunner The Rites of Ohe / Castaways World (1963)

F-243 SF Andre Norton Lord Of Thunder (1963)

F-244 WE Ray Hogan Last Gun At Cabresto / Edwin Booth Valley Of Violence (1962)

F-245 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Back To The Stone Age (1963)

F-246 SF Thea von Harbou Metropolis (1963)

F-247 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Carson Of Venus (1963)

F-248 SF Ray Cummings Beyond The Stars (1963)

F-249 SF L. Sprague de Camp The Hand of Zei/The Search for Zei (1963)

F-250 WE Barry Cord The Masked Gun / Tom West Gallows Gulch (1963)

F-251 SF Philip K. Dick The Game-Players Of Titan (1963)

F-252 WE J. C. Bayliss (as John Clifford) The Shooting Of Storey James (1964)

F-253 SF Robert Silverberg (as Calvin M. Knox) One of Our Asteroids is Missing / A. E. van Vogt The Twisted Men (1964)

F-254 WE Philip Ketchum The Ghost Riders / William Heuman Hardcase Halloran (1964)

F-255 SF Philip E. High The Prodigal Sun (1964)

F-256 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Land Of Terror (1964)

F-257 SF Fletcher Pratt Alien Planet (1964)

F-258 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs The Cave Girl (1964)

F-259 SF Otis Adelbert Kline Prince Of Peril (1964)

F-260 WE Louis Trimble Trouble At Gunsight / Brian Garfield Trail Drive

F-261 SF Samuel R. Delany The Towers of Toron / Robert Moore Williams The Lunar Eye (1964)

F-262 WE Clifton Adams Reckless Men (1964)

F-263 SF Andre Norton Web Of The Witch World (1964)

F-264 WE Ben Elliott Contract In Cartridges / Tom West Don't Cross My Line (1964)

F-265 SF Jack Vance The Houses of Iszm / Son of The Tree (1964)

F-266 WE Allan Vaughan Elston Roundup On The Yellowstone

F-267 SF Robert P. Mills (ed.) The Best From Fantasy And Science Fiction, 9th Series (1964)

F-268 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Escape On Venus (1964)

F-269 SF J. H. Rosny Quest Of The Dawn Man (1964)

F-270 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs The Mad King (1964)

F-271 SF Edmond Hamilton Outside The Universe (1964)

F-272 WE Ray Hogan The Man From Barranca Negra / Stephen Payne No Job For A Cowboy (1964)

F-273 SF Marion Zimmer Bradley Falcons of Narabedla / The Dark Intruder (1964)

F-274 SF H. Beam Piper The Cosmic Computer (1964)

F-275 SF Philip E. High No Truce With Terra / Murray Leinster The Duplicators (1964)

F-276 WE Brian Garfield (as Brian Wynne) Mr. Six Gun / William E. Vance The Wolf Slayer (1964)

F-277 SF John Brunner To Conquer Chaos (1964)

F-278 NA Frances Spatz Leighton Patty Goes To Washington (1964)

F-279 SF Andre Norton (as Andrew North) Sargasso of Space

F-280 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Savage Pellucidar (1964)

F-281 SF Pierre Benoit Atlantida (1964)

F-282 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Beyond The Farthest Star (1964)

F-283 SF Arthur Sarsfield Ward (as Sax Rohmer) The Day The World Ended (1964)

F-284 WE Lin Searles Border Passage / Ben Smith The Homesteader (1964)

F-285 SF Fritz Leiber Ships to the Stars / Ken Bulmer The Million Year Hunt (1964)

F-286 WE Jim Bosworth The Long Way North (1964)

F-287 SF Andre Norton Key Out Of Time (1964)

F-288 NA Hal Sherman Fishing For Laughs

F-289 SF Kenneth Bulmer Demons' World / Tom Purdom I Want the Stars (1964)

F-290 WE D. B. Olsen Night Of The Bowstring (1954)

F-291 SF Andre Norton (as Andrew North) Plague Ship (1964)

F-292 WE Gordon D. Shirreffs The Hidden Rider Of Dark Mountain / Tom West The Man At Rope's End (1964)

F-293 SF E. C. Tubb Moonbase (1964)

F-294 SF Otis Adelbert Kline The Port of Peril (1964)

F-295 SF A. E. van Vogt The World Of Null-A

F-296 SF Edwin L. Arnold Gulliver Of Mars (1964)

F-297 SF Henry Kuttner Valley Of The Flame (1964)

F-298 WE Nelson C. Nye Treasure Trail From Tucson / Sudden Country (1964)

F-299 SF John Brunner Endless Shadow/ Gardner Fox The Arsenal of Miracles (1964)

F-300 WE Brian Garfield Vultures in the Sun

F-301 SF Philip K. Dick The Simulacra (1964)

F-302 WE Brian Garfield (as Frank Wynne) Dragoon Pass

F-303 SF Marion Zimmer Bradley The Bloody Sun

F-304 SF Roger Sherman Hoar (as Ralph Milne Farley) The Radio Beasts (1964)

F-305 SF Robert E. Howard Almuric (1964)

F-306 SF C. L. Moore and Henry Kuttner Earth's Last Citadel (1964)

F-307 SF Gardner F. Fox Warrior Of Llarn (1964)

F-308 SF Andre Norton Judgment On Janus (1964)

F-309 SF Philip K. Dick Clans Of The Alphane Moon (1964)

F-310 SF Andre Norton Galactic Derelict (1964)

F-311 SF Donald A. Wollheim (ed.) Swordsmen In The Sky (1964)

F-312 SF Roger Sherman Hoar (as Ralph Milne Farley) The Radio Planet

F-313 SF Ray Cummings A Brand New World (1964)

F-314 SF James H. Schmitz The Universe Against Her (1964)

F-315 SF Andre Norton The Beast Master

F-316 WE Robert McCaig The Burntwood Men (1964)

F-317 SF James White The Escape Orbit (1965)

F-318 SF Austin Hall The Spot Of Life (1965)

F-319 SF Edmond Hamilton Crashing Suns (1965)

F-320 SF John Brunner (as Keith Woodcott) The Martian Sphinx (1965)

F-321 SF Otis Adelbert Kline Maza Of The Moon (1965)

F-322 SF Samuel R. Delany City Of A Thousand Suns (1965)

F-323 SF Andre Norton Daybreak - 2250 A.D.

F-324 WE Brian Garfield Apache Canyon

F-325 SF Andre Norton Ordeal In Otherwhere (1965)

F-326 SF Lin Carter The Wizard Of Lemuria (1965)

F-327 SF Henry Kuttner The Dark World (1965)

F-328 SF Edward E. Smith The Galaxy Primes (1965)

F-329 SF Andre Norton Storm Over Warlock (1965)

F-330 SF Avram Davidson What Strange Stars And Skies (1965)

F-331 NA Gahan Wilson Graveside Manner (1965)

F-332 SF Andre Norton Three Against The Witch World (1965)

F-333 SF L. Sprague de Camp Rogue Queen (1965)

F-334 SF Rex Dean Levie The Insect Warriors (1965)

F-335 SF Robert Moore Williams The Second Atlantis (1965)

F-336 WE Ernest Hacox Six-Gun Duo (1965)

F-337 SF Philip K. Dick Dr. Bloodmoney, Or How We Got Along After The Bomb (1965)

F-338 NA Ace Crossword Puzzle Book No. 1 (1965)

F-339 NA Arlene Hale Private Duty for Nurse Scott (1965)

F-340 WE John L. Shelley and David Shelley The Relentless Rider (1965)

F-341 NA Suzanne Roberts A Prize For Nurse Darci (1965)

F-342 SF H. Beam Piper Lord Kalvan Of Otherwhen (1965)

F-343 SF Ray Cummings The Exile Of Time (1965)

F-344 SF Henry Kuttner The Well Of The Worlds (1965)

F-345 SF Homer Eon Flint The Lord Of Death And The Queen Of Life (1965)

F-346 SF John W. Campbell Jr. The Black Star Passes (1965)

F-347 SF Ian Wright The Last Hope Of Earth (1965)

F-348 WE Nelson C. Nye Guns Of Horse Prairie

F-349 NA Suzanne Roberts Celebrity Suite Nurse (1965)

F-350 SF Marion Zimmer Bradley Star Of Danger (1965)

F-351 WE Louis Trimble The Holdout In The Diablos

F-352 NA Arlene Hale Nurse On Leave (1965)

F-353 SF Avram Davidson Rogue Dragon (1965)

F-354 SF Gardner F. Fox The Hunter Out Of Time (1965)

F-355 SF Homer Eon Flint The Devolutionist And The Emancipatrix (1965)

F-356 SF Henry Kuttner The Time Axis (1965)

F-357 SF Andre Norton Year Of The Unicorn (1965)

F-358 WE William Vance The Wild Riders Of Savage Valley (1965)

F-359 NA Sharon Heath Jungle Nurse (1965)

F-360 WE L. L. Foreman Rawhiders Of The Brasada (1965)

F-361 SF John Brunner The Day Of The Star Cities (1965)

F-362 NA Suzanne Roberts The Two Dr. Barlowes (1965)

F-363 SF Ray Cummings Tama Of The Light Country (1965)

F-364 SF John W. Campbell Jr. The Mightiest Machine (1965)

F-365 SF Andre Norton Night Of Masks (1965)

F-366 SF Andre Norton The Last Planet

F-367 SF Philip José Farmer The Maker Of Universes (1965)

F-368 NA Arlene Hale Chicago Nurse (1965)

F-369 NA Samuel A. Peeples (as Samuel Anthony Peeples) The Lobo Horseman (1965)

F-370 WE Samuel A. Peeples (as Brad Ward) The Man From Andersonville (1965)

F-371 NA Arlene Hale Camp Nurse (1965)

F-372 SF Edward E. Smith Spacehounds of IPC (1966)

F-373 SF Jack Jardine and Julie Anne Jardine (jointly as Howard L. Cory) The Sword Of Lankor (1966)

F-374 SF Jeff Sutton The Atom Conspiracy (1966)

F-375 SF Robert A. Heinlein The Worlds Of Robert A. Heinlein (1966)

F-376 WE Lewis B. Patten The Odds Against Circle L (1966)

F-377 SF Philip K. Dick The Crack In Space (1966)

F-378 NA Mary Mann Fletcher Danger - Nurse At Work (1966)

F-379 SF Frank Herbert The Green Brain (1966)

F-380 WE Lee Hoffman The Legend Of Blackjack Sam (1966)

F-381 NA Sharon Heath Nurse At Shadow Manor (1966)

F-382 SF Brian W. Aldiss Bow Down To Nul (1966)

F-383 SF Lin Carter Thongor Of Lemuria (1966)

F-384 NA L. P. Holmes The Savage Hours (1966)

F-385 NA Arlene Hale Emergency For Nurse Selena (1966)

F-386 SF Andre Norton The Time Traders (1966)

F-387 NA Arlene Hale Mountain Nurse (1966)

F-388 SF Samuel R. Delany Babel-17 (1966)

F-389 WE William Colt MacDonald Shoot Him On Sight

F-390 SF James Holbrook Vance (as Jack Vance) The Languages of Pao (1966)

F-391 SF Andre Norton The Crossroads of Time (1966)

F-392 SF Emil Petaja Saga Of Lost Earths (1966)

F-393 SF Roger Zelazny This Immortal (1966)

F-394 NA Gail Everett Journey For A Nurse (1966)

F-395 WE Nelson C. Nye Iron Hand

F-396 SF Kenneth Bulmer Worlds For The Taking (1966)

F-397 NA Willo Davis Roberts Nurse Kay's Conquest (1966)

F-398 SF Eric Frank Russell Somewhere A Voice (1966)

F-399 SF Gardner F. Fox Thief Of Llarn (1966)

F-400 SF Otis Adelbert Kline Jan Of The Jungle (1966)

F-401 WE Merle Constiner Outrage At Bearskin Forks (1966)

F-402 SF Paul Linebarger (as Cordwainer Smith) Quest Of The Three Worlds (1966)

F-403 SF Roger Zelazny The Dream Master (1966)

F-404 WE Clifton Adams The Grabhorn Bounty (1966)

F-405 NA Suzanne Roberts Vietnam Nurse (1966)

F-406 SF Ray Cummings Tama, Princess Of Mercury (1966)

F-407 SF Thomas Burnett Swann Day Of The Minotaur (1966)

F-408 SF Andre Norton The Sioux Spaceman (1966)

F-409 WE Lin Searles Cliff Rider (1966)

F-410 NA Arlene Hale Lake Resort Nurse (1966)

F-411 WE L. L. Foreman The Mustang Trail (1966)

F-412 SF Philip José Farmer The Gates Of Creation (1966)

F-413 NA Sharon Heath A Vacation For Nurse Dean (1966)

F-414 SF Emil Petaja The Star Mill (1966)

F-415 WE Brian Garfield (as Frank Wynne) The Bravos

F-416 SF S. B. Hough (as Rex Gordon) Utopia Minus X (1966)

F-417 NA Willo Davis Roberts Once A Nurse (1966)

F-418 WE Nelson C. Nye Single Action (1967)

F-419 NA Suzanne Roberts Rangeland Nurse (1967)

F-420 SF Neil R. Jones Professor Jameson Space Adventure 1: The Planet Of The Double Sun (1967)

F-421 SF Donald E. Westlake (as Curt Clark) Anarchaos (1967)

F-422 SF Leigh Brackett The Sword Of Rhiannon (1967)

F-423 WE Lewis B. Patten Giant On Horseback (1967)

F-424 NA Arlene Hale Community Nurse (1967)

F-425 SF Poul Anderson World Without Stars (1967)

F-426 SF Gordon R. Dickson The Genetic General (1967)

F-427 SF Samuel R. Delany The Einstein Intersection (1967)

F-428 WE William Colt Macdonald Mascarada Pass (1967)

F-429 SF Philip K. Dick The World Jones Made (1967)

F-430 NA Arlene Hale Nurse On The Beach (1967)

List of Astro Boy (1963) episodes

These are the episodes for the Astro Boy television series. The series ran from January 1, 1963 to September 6, 1966 in Japan and from September 7, 1963 to May 13, 1967 in the U.S.

List of apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction

This is a list of apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction works as portrayed in literature, film, television, and, comics.Apocalyptic fiction is a subgenre of science fiction that is concerned with the end of civilization due to a potentially existential catastrophe such as nuclear warfare, pandemic, extraterrestrial attack, impact event, cybernetic revolt, technological singularity, dysgenics, supernatural phenomena, divine judgment, climate change, resource depletion or some other general disaster. Post-apocalyptic fiction is set in a world or civilization after such a disaster. The time frame may be immediately after the catastrophe, focusing on the travails or psychology of survivors, or considerably later, often including the theme that the existence of pre-catastrophe civilization has been forgotten (or mythologized).

Apocalypse is a Greek word referring to the end of the world. Apocalypticism is the religious belief that there will be an apocalypse, a term which originally referred to a revelation of God's will, but now usually refers to belief that the world will come to an end very soon, even within one's own lifetime.Apocalyptic fiction does not portray catastrophes, or disasters, or near-disasters that do not result in apocalypse. A threat of an apocalypse does not make a piece of fiction apocalyptic. For example, Armageddon and Deep Impact are considered disaster films and not apocalyptic fiction because, although earth and/or human-kind are terribly threatened, in the end they manage to avoid destruction. Apocalyptic fiction is not the same as fiction that provides visions of a dystopian future. George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, for example, is dystopian fiction, not apocalyptic fiction.

List of science fiction novels

This is a list of science fiction novels, novel series, and collections of linked short stories. It includes modern novels, as well as novels written before the term "science fiction" was in common use. This list includes novels not marketed as SF but still considered to be substantially science fiction in content by some critics, such as Nineteen Eighty Four. As such, it is an inclusive list, not an exclusive list based on other factors such as level of notability or literary quality. Books are listed in alphabetical order by title, ignoring the leading articles "A", "An", and "The". Novel series are alphabetical by author-designated name or, if there is none, the title of the first novel in the series or some other reasonable designation.

Nelly Ben Hayoun

Nelly Ben Hayoun is a French designer. Born in Valence, Drôme, France, Ben Hayoun now resides in London, United Kingdom. An award-winning director and experience designer, she works with scientists and engineers to devise events and experiences. She serves on the Advisory Council of METI (Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence). Ben Hayoun is also an exhibitor and keynote speaker who has worked with museums and design centres across the world.

Ben Hayoun collaborated with Sigur Rós, Savages, The Prodigy, Beck, Bobby Womack, Damon Albarn, Maywa Denki, Bruce Sterling and Penguin Café in a musical collaboration that took music into space. Launched from a Japanese launch pad in August 2013, she assembled the International Space Orchestra (ISO) – the world first orchestra of space scientists from NASA Ames Research Center, Singularity University, International Space University and the SETI Institute.

In 2013, Icon Magazine nominated Ben Hayoun as one of the 50 international designers “shaping the future”.In 2014, Wired Magazine awarded Nelly Ben Hayoun a WIRED Innovation fellowship for her work to date and for its potential to make a “significant impact on the world”.In 2015, 'Ben Hayoun was nominated for a Women of the Year Achievement Award which rewards, since 1955, women 'who have made a significant achievement' and 'are being recognised for their strides in making the world a better place'.Also in 2015, Nelly Ben Hayoun released her feature film Disaster Playground. The film is based on an investigation of emergency procedures for disasters such as earth-bound rogue asteroids.

In 2016, Nelly Ben Hayoun began work on her next project: feature film, digital platform and exhibition entitled “The Life, the Sea and the Space Viking”.

In 2017, Ben Hayoun has launched with academic partner the Sandberg Instituut, the University of the Underground, a tuition-free postgraduate university providing Master in Design of Experiences and based in the underground of the urban spaces in London and Amsterdam. It is set to support unconventional research practices.

Ben Hayoun is a member of the International Astronautical Federation, Space Outreach and Education committee.

Pete Worden

Simon Peter "Pete" Worden (born 1949, in Michigan) was Director of NASA's Ames Research Center (ARC) at Moffett Field, California, until his retirement on March 31, 2015. Prior to joining NASA, he held several positions in the United States Air Force and was research professor of astronomy at the University of Arizona, Tucson. He is a recognized expert on space issues – both civil and military. Worden has authored or co-authored more than 150 scientific papers in astrophysics, space sciences, and strategic studies. He served as a scientific co-investigator for two NASA space science missions, and received the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal for the 1994 Clementine mission. He was named the 2009 Federal Laboratory Consortium Laboratory Director of the Year.Worden announced his planned resignation from NASA in February 2015, indicating he would be pursuing "some long-held dreams in the private sector".On July 20, 2015 at the Royal Society in London, Yuri Milner and Stephen Hawking launched the Breakthrough Initiatives. At the press conference Pete Worden was introduced as the Chairman for the Breakthrough Prize Foundation. In this new role, Worden is tasked to run the Breakthrough Initiatives.

Star Viking

Star Viking is a 1981 board game published by Heritage Models.

The Last Space Viking

The Last Space Viking is a science fiction novel by American writers John F. Carr and Mike Robertson, a sequel to H. Beam Piper's Space Viking. It is set in Piper's Terro-Human future history.

Thor experiment

The Thor experiment aims to investigate electrical activity from thunderstorms and convection related to water vapour transport. The experiment is named as 'Thor' after the god of thunder, lightning and storms in Nordic mythology. The experiment is conducted by European Space Agency with a thundercloud imaging system 400 km above Earth.

Voyager 1

Voyager 1 is a space probe launched by NASA on September 5, 1977. Part of the Voyager program to study the outer Solar System, Voyager 1 was launched 16 days after its twin, Voyager 2. Having operated for 41 years, 6 months and 19 days as of March 24, 2019, the spacecraft still communicates with the Deep Space Network to receive routine commands and to transmit data to Earth. At a distance of 145 AU (22 billion km; 13 billion mi) from Earth as of February 22, 2019, it is the most distant human-made object from Earth.The probe's objectives included flybys of Jupiter, Saturn, and Saturn's largest moon, Titan. While the spacecraft's course could have been altered to include a Pluto encounter by forgoing the Titan flyby, exploration of the moon, which was known to have a substantial atmosphere, took priority. Voyager 1 studied the weather, magnetic fields, and rings of the two planets and was the first probe to provide detailed images of their moons.

After completing its primary mission with the flyby of Saturn on November 12, 1980, Voyager 1 became the third of five artificial objects to achieve the escape velocity required to leave the Solar System. On August 25, 2012, Voyager 1 became the first spacecraft to cross the heliopause and enter the interstellar medium.In a further testament to the robustness of Voyager 1, the Voyager team completed a successful test of the spacecraft's trajectory correction maneuver (TCM) thrusters in late 2017 (the first time these thrusters were fired since 1980), a project enabling the mission to be extended by two to three years.Voyager 1's extended mission is expected to continue until about 2025 when its radioisotope thermoelectric generators will no longer supply enough electric power to operate its scientific instruments.

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