From the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author: "High adventure, considerable tension, and—most important—social consciousness" (Harlan Ellison).
Simeon Krug is the king of the universe. A self-made man, he is the Bill Gates of the era, having built a megacommercial empire on the backs of his products: androids, genetically engineered human slaves. Having amassed incredible wealth, his next major goal is to communicate
The Science Fiction Grand Master's Thorns "holds up chillingly well after all these decades. A dark pastiche upon Beauty and the Beast" (SF Reviews).
In a world where humanity has colonized the solar system and begun to explore more of the local galaxy, a vast audience follows real-life stories presented by wealthy media mogul Duncan Chalk. To satisfy his audience's voyeuristic needs—and his own appetite
The planet Kalgash is on the brink of chaos—but only a handful of people realize it. Kalgash knows only the perpetual light of day; for more than two millennia, some combination of its six suns has lit up the sky. But twilight is now gathering. Soon the suns will set all at one—and the terrifying splendor of Nightfall will call forth...