Category:1976 science fiction novels
Pages in category "1976 science fiction novels"
The following 41 pages are in this category, out of 41 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 41 pages are in this category, out of 41 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. 2150 AD – 2150 AD is a novel copyrighted by Don Plym and Thea Plym and originally published in 1971. In 1976 it was modified and re-published by Thea Alexander, the story concerns the character of Jon, who travels between his world of 1976 and the future world of 2150, where the Macro Society dominates the Earth. The world of 1976 is referred to by the inhabitants of 2150 as the pinnacle of micro society and this book is based on the journal of Jon Lake, who lived in the 1960s and 1970s as a psychiatrist. Because of his experiences and accepting world view, his soul was considered evolved, or Macro, enough to travel to 2150 where his twin soul, Lea Nine. His astral form traveled to 2150 and he lived there while his 1970s body slept, the book is centered on Macro Philosophy and concepts such as reincarnation, karma, twin souls and soul mates, as well as macro and micro limitations. Thea Alexander started a workshop for studying Macro Philosophy shortly before the book was published, the story starts with Jon having an astral dream. He is transported through time with the help of one of his mates, Lea and other level nines. He first finds himself in a field naked—and with both legs and he had lost one leg in the Vietnam War, and used a prosthesis ever since. He runs, and eventually encounters a woman, Lea. Lea explains that she is Jons soul twin and that he has brought forward to the year 2150 where life is easy, sunny. He later learns he has to attain a level 3 of Macro perspective for him to be able to stay in 2150 and he is given a chance to meet a group of people who will act as his family in 2150. His best friend and room mate, Karl, thinks Jon is having an escapist fantasy during REM sleep. He worries about Jon, but they arrange a bet, if possible, Jon will attempt to learn some of the Macro Powers practiced by the people in 2150, and demonstrate them in 1976. Over the next days, Jon is able to attain Macro Contact with a partner in his group and he convinces Karl of their reality when he levitates his dream journal around their apartment. Jon discovers that he can see auras as well, Jon decides to use the powers he learns in 2150 to improve the world in 1976. He selects a woman he finds in the student union, Neda, Karl and Neda eventually fall in love and get married. Later, in 1976, Jon interrupts a couple of thugs while they intend to rape a teenage girl. Using his powers, Jon attacks them, knocks them down, then Jon heals the thugs and takes them back to his apartment building, where he places them in an empty apartment
2. And All Between – And All Between is a science fiction/fantasy novel by Zilpha Keatley Snyder, the second book in the Green Sky Trilogy. The books title comes from one of the Green-sky chants, containing the phrase And all between becomes among, / And they are we and old is young, / And earth is sky, / And all is one. Eight-year-old Erdling Teera runs away from home when the Council decides her pet will have to be killed for food, the Erdlings are in a time of hunger due to their increasing numbers. Wandering through the tunnels of Erd, she finds an opening in the vines that entrap the Erdlings and accidentally tumbles through it. She calls out for help and soon is confronted by two strangers, Raamo and Neric, from the green-gold seals they wear, Teera recognizes them as Ol-zhaan. Taking her for a Kindar child who had been abducted by the Pash-shan, they convince her to return to the trees with promises of plentiful food, Teera is hidden with Raamos family and plays Spirit-games with his younger sister, Pomma. Raamos fellow Chosen, Dol Genaa, discovers Teera, in the confrontation that follows, they learn that Teera is actually a Pash-shan, who are not monsters as the Kindar have been told, but people like themselves. The conspirators activities have been observed by a member of the Geets-kel, who alerts D’ol Falla and she summons Raamo to a nighttime meeting where they plan to reunite the Kindar and Pash-shan. Equipped with a map drawn by Dol Falla, Genaa and Neric immediately set out to find a hole containing the secret metal hatch that grants entrance to the Erdling tunnels. After hearing of Fallas plans, Dol Regle and his assistants storm into the Dok household to seize Pomma and he then calls for a meeting of the Geets-kel to discuss the situation and formulate a plan to stop it. Finally, he retrieves an ancient weapon from Dol Fallas house and then confronts her with a threat to harm the children if she, after walking a long distance, Neric and Genaa eventually reach mining car tracks and finally a dimly-lit cavern with a high ceiling and stalactites. There is a yell, and then dozens of Erdlings appear from behind the rocks and it is decided to send the Ol-zhaan back to the surface with Hiro in addition to Teeras parents who will serve as the Erdlings representatives. High up in the trees, imprisoned in a room within Dol Regles quarters, Pomma and Teera pass their time with spirit-games. At one point their minds seem to work together, reminiscent of a long-lost ability called uniforce, Neric and Genaa return from underground, only to hear that their plans are known to Dol Regle who barges in and escorts them all to a meeting of the Geets-kel. Presenting his prisoners to the Geets-kel with the weapon by his side, Dol Regle argues that the Pash-shan and Kindar can not be reunited, or else their pure society will be destroyed. Dol Falla appeals to Raamo to use his spirit-skills to summon an answer, but as he does Pomma and Teera lift their arms up, All the Ol-zhaan present stand in awe, realizing they are witnessing the long-lost uniforce. And All Between on Zilpha Keatley Snyders website
3. Armada of Antares – It was first published by DAW Books in 1976. The Dray Prescot series is made of several cycles of novels, in addition to being the eleventh volume in the series as a whole, Armada of Antares is also the last of six volumes in the Havilfar Cycle. It is set on the continent of Havilfar as well as the islands of Pandahem. The series is in the spirit of Edgar Rice Burroughs John Carter of Mars series, the book continues on from Avenger of Antares with Prescot being at home in his fortress in Valka with his wife and children. Attacked by four assassins in his own garden he defeats them and captures one, employing the help of Evold Scavander, a wise man of Valka Prescot persuades the research into the contents of the two boxes in the flying boats which cause them to fly and makes some progress. Prescot and the Emperor raise an army of 15,000 as a force to help the nations of Pandahem. He parts from Delia, now pregnant with their set of twins. At the Battle of Tomor Peak Prescots army defeats a 20 and he encounters Pando and his mother Tilda after the battle but is not recognised by them. During the night he walks into Rees who was captured during the battle and is now escaping. In his identity of Hamun Prescot joins Rees and they reach the Hamalian lines, from there Prescot, Rees and Chido return to Ruathytu. In a tavern in the capital the three watch a fight between Apims, humans, and Diffs, the races of Kregen and see a stranger arrive. Prescot recognises him as an agent of the Savanti and learns that they are called Savapim and he befriends the Savapim, another Earth man, making him believe that Prescot is one of theirs. Prescot learns a number of things without disclosing his own origins, story, Prescot volunteers to deliver a letter for a cousin of Chidos to the Volgendrin, hoping to find further information there on the flying boats and unawares of what the Volgendrin really are. He learns that they are flying islands when he jumps over the edge and is barely rescued. He learns more about the purpose of the Volgendrin but than, ready to depart, is recognised by Ornol ham Feoste, Kov of Apulad, Prescot attempts to deny his former identity but is forced to fight and flee. He temporarily escapes but is captured and eventually taken for trial to Ruathytu. Condemned to death and torture Prescot is spared when he is recognised by the former Kov of Falinur, instead he is taken to the Queen who decides to drag him through the streets during her coronation parade as Empress, tied to a Calsany, a donkey-like animal. Back in the dungeons Prescot is freed by the Kataki Strom Rosil, Prescot soon overpowers the Katakis but spares Rosil who escapes and the former heads off towards Vallia
4. Beasts (Crowley novel) – Beasts is a novel by John Crowley, published in 1976 by Doubleday. Beasts describes a world in which genetically engineered animals are given a variety of human characteristics, Painter is a leo, a combination of man and lion. Reynard, a derived from medieval European fable, is part fox. Political forces result in the leos being deemed a failure, first resigned to reservations. A central element of the story is the relationship between Painter and Reynard, who acts as a kingmaker behind the scenes, new York Times reviewer Gerald Jonas praised Crowleys prodigious inventiveness, describing the novel as a memorable tale that ends too soon
5. Birth of Fire – Birth of Fire is a science fiction novel by American writer Jerry Pournelle. It was first published by Laser Books in 1976, later published by Baen Books and it is related to the books Exiles to Glory and High Justice, and with those two, form a starting point for the CoDominium series. The book starts out in a year sometime between 2000 and 2050 and it begins with Garret Pittson, a respected gang member who hasnt found his path in life, caught in the middle of a gang war and then caught by the police. He is sentenced to prison for twenty years but takes up his lawyers offer of being shipped out to a colony on Mars where the conditions are rough and the pay unfair. Once arriving the events stir up and he ends up playing a prominent role in a revolution led by a group of farmers out on the rim of a crater in Mars southern hemisphere. Garrett is noticed as an excellent student by Commander Farr, who tells him to go to the city, someone comes up to him and gets him suited to a P-Suit, he learns to farm and the two travel to a friends farm where they meet Erica. Garrett has private time with her and they kiss, before she says they should wait, after multiple more trips, the two spend more time together and fall in love
6. The Boys from Brazil (novel) – The Boys from Brazil is a thriller novel by Ira Levin. It was subsequently made into a movie of the title that was released in 1978. Yakov Liebermann is a Nazi hunter, he runs a center in Vienna that documents crimes against humanity, perpetrated during the Holocaust. The waning interest of the Western nations in tracking down Nazi criminals, according to the young man, Mengele is activating the Kameradenwerk for a strange assignment, he is sending out six Nazis to kill 94 men, who share a few common traits. All men are civil servants, and all of them have to be killed on or about particular dates, all will be 65 years old at the time of their killing. Before the young man can finish the conversation, he is killed, Liebermann is hesitant and wonders if the call was a prank. But he investigates and discovers that the killings the young man spoke of are taking place, as he tries to determine why the seemingly unimportant men are being killed, he discovers by coincidence that the children of two of the men are identical. It eventually transpires each of the 94 targets has a son aged 13, Mengele wishes to create a new Führer for the Nazi movement, and is trying to ensure that the lives of the clones follow a similar path to Hitlers. Each civil servant father is married to a woman about 23 years younger, Liebermann manages to work out who one of the intended targets is, and travels to warn him that his life may be in danger. However, Mengele reaches the man first, kills him, Liebermann is shot but Mengele is killed by the targeted mans collection of dangerous dogs. The plan is halted, but 18 Hitler clones have already lost their fathers, Liebermann destroys the list of the 94 clones so that a younger Nazi hunter will not be able to kill what may still turn out to be harmless boys. However, the ends with one of the Hitler clones developing what may be delusions of grandeur
7. Bridge of Ashes – Bridge of Ashes is an experimental science fiction novel by Hugo- and Nebula-award winning author, Roger Zelazny. The paperback edition was published in 1976 and the hardcover in 1979. Zelazny describes the book as one of five books from which he learned things “that have borne me through thirty or so others. ”He states that he “felt that if I could pull it off I could achieve some powerful effects. What I learned from this book is something of the limits of puzzlement in that no land between suspense and the weakening of communication. ”Alien invaders manipulate humans for millennia in order to create the “post-ecological-catastrophe environment” that is their natural habitat. Because of pollution the self-destruction of the race is imminent. Dennis Guise is a 13-year-old boy who is the most powerful telepath in the world, however, due to the sheer volume of thoughts that he inadvertently receives from others, he is catatonic. He sometimes takes on whole personalities, often famous people, living or dead, through therapy he eliminates these people from his mind and learns to block the experiential input of others. He is then able to be his own person and he decides to help a mysterious figure called “the dark man” convince the aliens to leave Earth, and they are successful. The setting is in the “near-future Earth. ”The near future of Bridge includes telepaths, aliens, alien ships, a mysterious long-lived “the dark man, ”, otherwise, features of the world are like those of 1976, the year Bridge was written. Locations in the include the Southwestern United States, the moon. Richard Guise – Dennis’ father is also a telepath and the President of the International Telepathic Operators Union, victoria Guise – Dennis’ mother, another telepath, sometimes strongly disagrees with her husband over Dennis’ course of treatment. Dr. Winchell – A psychiatrist diagnoses Dennis and recommends a psychiatrist to treat him, Lydia Dimanche – Dennis’ first psychiatrist is a mysterious figure with connections to the Children of Earth and the dark man. Children of Earth – An eco-terrorist group seeks to minimize the pollution of the planet through selective assassination, quick Smith – A member of the Children of the Earth serves Lydia Dimanche and indirectly the dark man. The dark man – A man older than history and with the ability to slow time fights the aliens, the aliens – A group of aliens guides humankind towards the ecological destruction of the planet and itself. Roderick Leishman – Dennis channels this COE assassin, alec Stern – A therapist on the moon is successful in Dennis’ treatment. Zelazny has been referred to as a prose-poet. However, there does not appear to be agreement about the nature of his prose. Richard Geis refers to the Zelazny magic, that indefinable stylistic touch that makes him extremely readable and his prose in has been variously described as straight-forward, well-written and fast paced, colloquial and functional. Theodore Sturgeon praises him for his texture, cadence and pace
8. Children of Dune – Children of Dune is a 1976 science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, the third in his Dune series of six novels. Initially selling over 75,000 copies, it became the first hardcover best-seller ever in the science fiction field, the novel was critically well-received for its gripping plot, action, and atmosphere, and was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1977. It was originally serialized in Analog Science Fiction and Fact in 1976, and was the last Dune novel to be serialized before book publication. At the end of Dune Messiah, Paul Atreides walks into the desert, awakened in the womb by the spice, the children are the heirs to Pauls prescient vision of the fate of the universe, a role that Alia desperately craves. House Corrino schemes to return to the throne, while the Bene Gesserit make common cause with the Tleilaxu and Spacing Guild to gain control of the spice, as the first book closes, Paul has triumphed. His scheming, evil enemies are dead or overthrown, and he is set to take the reins of power and bring a hard but enlightened peace to the universe. Herbert chose in the books that followed to undermine Paul’s triumph with a string of failures and philosophical paradoxes, Dune was a heroic melody, and Dune Messiah was its inversion. His vision of peace is corrupted by dogmatic religious bureaucrats, and his once-noble desert tribes, the Fremen, grow fat and wealthy on the spoils of war, as the old ways erode, more and more pilgrims arrive to experience the planet of MuadDib. The Imperial high council has lost its political might and is powerless to control the Jihad and they also realize that the terraforming of Dune will kill all the sandworms, thus destroying the source of the spice, but the thing which has possessed Alia desires this outcome. Leto also fears that, like his father, he will be trapped by his prescience, possessed by the persona of her grandfather Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, Alia fears that her mother Lady Jessica, about to return to Arrakis, will recognize her abomination. Meanwhile, a new figure called The Preacher has risen in the desert, railing against the religious governments injustices. Some Fremen believe he is Paul Atreides, princess Wensicia of the fallen House Corrino on Salusa Secundus plots to assassinate the twins and regain power. Jessica returns to Arrakis and recognizes that her daughter has been possessed, Leto arranges for Fremen leader Stilgar to protect his sister if there is an attempt on their lives. The Preacher journeys to Salusa Secundus to meet Wensicias son Faradn, Alia attempts to assassinate Jessica, who escapes into the desert with Duncans help, precipitating a rebellion among the Fremen. The twins anticipate and survive the Corrino assassination plot, Leto leaves to seek out the Preacher while Ghanima, masking her memory with self-hypnosis, reports falsely that her brother had been murdered. Duncan and Jessica flee to Salusa Secundus where Jessica begins to mentor the Corrino heir and he seizes power from his regent mother Wensicia and allies with the Bene Gesserit, who promise to marry him to Ghanima and support his bid for coronation as Emperor. A band of Fremen outlaws capture Leto and force him to undergo the spice trance at the suggestion of Gurney and his spice-induced visions show him a myriad of possible futures where humanity has become extinct and only one where humanity survives. He names this future The Golden Path and resolves to bring it to fruition and he escapes his captors and sacrifices his humanity in pursuit of the Golden Path by physically fusing with a school of sandtrout, gaining superhuman strength and near-invulnerability
9. Danny Dunn Scientific Detective – Danny Dunn Scientific Detective is the fourteenth novel in the Danny Dunn series of juvenile science fiction/adventure books written by Raymond Abrashkin and Jay Williams. The book was first published in 1976, professor Bullfinch and Doctor Grimes are working on more scientific ways to fight crime. Danny is facing an issue at school and needs to borrow the equipment to solve the school mystery, mcGraw-Hill MacDonald and Janes Archway Books Pocket Books