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Roger MacBride Allen


Orphan of Creation

Roger MacBride Allen

On the day after tomorrow, on a farm in Mississippi, a palaeontologist unearths the bones of a creature that could never have lived in that time or place. In the forests of Western Africa, its discoverers come face to face with a miracle older than man.

The Depths of Time

Chronicles of Solace: Book 1

Roger MacBride Allen

Time is of the essence when you're stranded in the future....

Humanity is running out of time.

The settled universe is filled with terraformed worlds linked by timeshafts -- temporal wormholes in deep space. These timeshafts are the only way to travel the vast distances between the stars.

The Chronologic Patrol is charged with guarding the timeshaft wormholes and preventing time paradoxes at all costs. But one critical mission ends in disaster, turning Anton Koffield, captain of the Upholder, into a dark legend....

As ships carrying relief supplies to a crippled planet approach a timeshaft, they are mercilessly set upon by mysterious attackers -- their crews are murdered and the sanctity of time itself is at risk.

In response, Koffield is forced to do the unthinkable: he must stop the invasion by destroying the timeshaft. Marooned eighty years in the future, he lives as a cursed figure, the villain who killed a world.

And his odyssey through time has only just begun....

The Ocean of Years

Chronicles of Solace: Book 2

Roger MacBride Allen

Time Is Up

In a far-flung universe--where history is a timeshaft away--a manhunt begins to determine the future of a world....

Oskar DeSilvo was the founder of the planet Solace. As the director of its terraforming project, he literally made the world--but he s been dead for over a hundred years. Or so Anton Koffield thought. Now, as Solace slides into ecological collapse, Koffield discovers that DeSilvo may still somehow be alive--and that the secrets he holds could save not only Solace but all of humanity.

But Koffield has his own reasons to find DeSilvo. Once a decorated officer of the Chronologic Patrol, he now battles against all they stand for to find the man who nearly destroyed him. Driven by a ruthless sense of justice and honor, Koffield takes his crew back through a timeshaft wormhole to a time and a place none of them have ever seen: Earth of the next century. There the search begins. A quest not only to explore the past--but to free the future from the clutches of a genocidal madman....

The Shores of Tomorrow

Chronicles of Solace: Book 3

Roger MacBride Allen

On the verge of extinction, only the gravest imaginable crime against humanity can save it...

A bold new plan seeks to ignite a new Sunspot over Greenhouse, saving the habitat domes crucial to the survival of the Solacian people. But a secret clouds this symbol of much-needed hope: human space is contracting at a startling rate, threatening to wipe out all living worlds including Earth.

The only answer lies in the hands of the founder of the planet Solace: Oskar DeSilvo, seemingly returned from the dead to save the worlds his frauds had doomed to destruction. But as the work begins, agents of the Chronologic Patrol step in to prevent interference with the past even at the risk of dooming humanity.

Thwarted at every turn, DeSilvo and his onetime nemesis, Anton Koffield, propose one last wildly grandiose idea one final, desperate gamble. But if the only choice lies between madness and certain catastrophe is there any choice at all?

The War Machine

Crisis of Empire: Book 3

David Drake
Roger MacBride Allen

What's worse than a corrupt, decadent, autocratic, oppressive regime? Corrupt, decadent, autocratic, oppressive aliens...

"For Reasons of State" they ripped his marriage apart and forced his wife into the bed of another man. Now their empire is in danger and he is the one man in place to stop the alien threat.

But there's a problem: when the Empire ruined this loyal servant's perfect marriage—and his life—with its political maneuverings they turned Captain Allison Spencer into a junkie.

But sometimes necessity can bring out the best in a man, no matter how far he's fallen. In a story of personal heroism and individual boldness Drake & Allen bring The Crisis of Empire to a rousing climax.

Isaac Asimov's Caliban

Isaac Asimov's Robot Mysteries: Book 1

Roger MacBride Allen

In a universe protected by the Three Laws of Robotics, human are safe.

The First Law states: A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

When an experiment with a new type of robot brain goes awry, the unthinkable happens.
Caliban is created...

A robot without guilt or conscience, a robot with no knowledge of or compassion for humanity... a robot without the Three Laws.

Isaac Asimov's Inferno

Isaac Asimov's Robot Mysteries: Book 2

Roger MacBride Allen

Isaac Asimov's famous Three Laws provide far-future humanity with omni-compliant robots, but ultimately lead to the hell of existence with all challenges removed. Thus Asimov proposed the New Laws to Roger MacBride Allen, laws which endow helping hands, not slaves.

But the upheaval this creates, on planets where humans are split into two antagonistic cultures and the idea of working alongside free-thinking mechanicals produces terrible anxiety, is enormous... On the decaying world of Inferno, the no-law robot Caliban finds himself intermediary in the complex relations between robots and humans. But when a key politician is murdered, fear of Caliban as the robot without guilt or conscience, the one who could start the rebellion to overthrow all humanity escalates - and crisis begins.

Isaac Asimov's Utopia

Isaac Asimov's Robot Mysteries: Book 3

Roger MacBride Allen

On Inferno the tensions between Spacer and Settler are as strong as ever, but now the majority of robots are working on terraforming rather than as personal servants. Governor Alvar Kresh is content to have his wife give support to the renegade robot leaders she has created, but is not so keen to advertise the fact. Caliban and Prospero, New Law robots, and their fellows have settled in Valhalla, a city in the northern Utopia region. What they are unaware of is that in order to bring the climatic changes essential for further terraforming, the Governora and his political colleagues are planning to bring down the Comet Grieg on Utopia causing massive devastation and creating an artificial sea.

Ambush at Corellia

Star Wars: The Corellian Trilogy: Book 1

Roger MacBride Allen

A trade summit on Corellia brings Han Solo back to the home world he left many years before. Arriving on the distant planet with Leia, their children and Chewbacca, Han finds Corellia overrun with agents of the New Republic Intelligence and finds himself part of a deceptive plan whose aim not even he understands. One thing is clear: the five inhabited worlds of the sector are on the brink of civil war and the once peaceful coexistence of the three leading races -- human, Selonian, and Drallan -- has come to an end.

Assault at Selonia

Star Wars: The Corellian Trilogy: Book 2

Roger MacBride Allen

Imprisoned on the planet Corellia, Han Solo finds himself at the mercy of his evil cousin, Thracken Sal-Solo. Thracken plans to restore the Imperial system and seize total power -- no matter what the cost. Han has one chance to stop him. But to do so he must turn his back on his human cousin and join forces with a female alien. Dracmus was arrested as a ringleader in a plot against the corrupt Human League. Now she and Han will attempt a daring escape to Selonia in time to warn Leia, Luke Skywalker, and Lando of Thracken's plan. But can Han trust the alien to keep her word?

Meanwhile, other questions threaten the New Republic -- and the lives of millions. Who is behind the deadly Starbuster plot? Why is someone attempting to take possession of Corellia's powerful planetary repulsors? And what is the secret behind the mysterious Centerpoint Station, and ancient, artificial world of unknown origin that has suddenly -- and inexplicably -- come alive?

Showdown at Centerpoint

Star Wars: The Corellian Trilogy: Book 3

Roger MacBride Allen

In this third and final volume of the Corellian trilogy, Han and Luke lead the Alliance in a mad scramble against the Selonian rebels for control of the planetary technology.

The Ring of Charon

The Hunted Earth: Book 1

Roger MacBride Allen

The Earth has disappeared, but was it destroyed by an unauthorized gravity experiment, or was the planet kidnapped by an alien race? Humanity must discover the answer before it's too late.

The Shattered Sphere

The Hunted Earth: Book 2

Roger MacBride Allen

Humans face two enemies--the implacably powerful Charonians who kidnapped the Earth, and the mysterious Adversary, before whom the Charonians quake in fear. Can an unlikely combination of scientists, corpses, dictators, and professional troublemakers withstand both threats and return the Earth to its proper place in the Solar System?

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