Category:1999 science fiction novels
Pages in category "1999 science fiction novels"
The following 92 pages are in this category, out of 92 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 92 pages are in this category, out of 92 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Phil D'Amato – Dr. Phil D’Amato is the central character in three science fiction mystery novelettes and three novels written by Paul Levinson. The first novelette, The Chronology Protection Case, was adapted into a play which was nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America. The first novel, The Silk Code, won the Locus Award for the Best First Novel of 1999, the fictional DAmato, who has a PhD in forensic science, is a detective with the NYPD. Dr. Phil D’Amato debuted in The Chronology Protection Case, published in the American magazine Analog in 1995, the novelette was nominated for Nebula and Sturgeon Awards. In addition to being nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Play, the Chronology Protection Case was also adapted into a student film by director Jay Kensinger, which premiered at the I-Con SF Convention in 2002, and was later released on DVD by MODVEC Productions. A review can be found here, a re-cut version of the movie, in black-and-white and with a new extended ending, was released in 2013. D’Amato returned in The Copyright Notice Case, published in Analog in 1996, the novelette was nominated for a Nebula Award, won the HOMer Award, and was reprinted in Levinson’s anthology, Bestseller, Wired, Analog, and Digital Writings in 1999. The novelette explores what might happen had a copyright notice been embedded in human DNA in the prehistoric past. Phil meets Jenna Katen for the first time in this story, D’Amato’s last appearance in short fiction to date came in The Mendelian Lamp Case, a novelette published in Analog in 1997. Levinson continues the intrigue of The Mendelian Lamp Case in his first novel, Phil D’Amato uses his debut in longer form to explore not only bio-technology and groups masquerading as Amish, but the possible survival of Neanderthals into the present day. The Silk Code won the Locus Award for Best First Novel of 1999, a Polish translation —Kod Jedwabiu— was published in 2003. An authors cut Kindle edition was published by JoSara Media in 2012, D’Amato’s next novelistic outing was in The Consciousness Plague, published in 2002 by Tor Books. Here D’Amato gets caught up in the possibility that our consciousness may be engendered by microorganisms that live in the brain. Paths of exploration in this range from Lindisfarne to Julian Jaynes’s Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind. The Consciousness Plague won the Media Ecology Association’s Mary Shelley Award and was translated into Polish as Zaraza Swiadomosci, an audiobook narrated by Mark Shanahan was released by Listen and Live in 2005, and nominated for the Audie Award that year. An authors cut Kindle edition was published by JoSara Media in 2013, Phil D’Amato’s most recent appearance is in The Pixel Eye, published in 2003 by Tor Books. In this chilling post 9/11 tale set in New York City, D’Amato contends with squirrels and other critters whose brains are outfitted with microchips that transmit everything they see, holography figures prominently in the story. The Pixel Eye was nominated for the Prometheus Award in 2004, an authors cut Kindle edition was published by JoSara Media in 2014
2. The 34th Rule – The 34th Rule, published January 1,1999, is a Star Trek, Deep Space Nine novel written by Armin Shimerman and David R. George III. The story in the novel was an allegory for the internment of Japanese Americans during the Second World War and it had originally been pitched as an episode to Deep Space Nine, but was subsequently turned into a novel. Quark is about to make a deal, when he finds himself in the middle of a diplomatic crisis. Grand Nagus Zek is refusing to sell one of the lost Orbs of the Prophets back to Bajor, in response, the Bajoran government cuts off all diplomatic ties with the Ferengi and outlaws all Ferengi businesses within its borders. Quark first loses his bar, and then is subsequently imprisoned, but he finds himself to be the only one who can prevent a war between his people and Bajor. Shimerman suggested that a novel could be made of the idea but Stillwell was not interested and so Shimerman, the majority of the book was written by George, who said that Shimerman simply agreed with most of what he wrote. The two worked together on plotting out the story, which was intended to be an allegory for the Japanese Americans internment. The title was a reference to the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition, after work was completed on The 34th Rule, George talked with another DS9 actor, Andrew Robinson, about a potential book project. This went on to become A Stitch in Time, the 34th Rule at Memory Alpha The 34th Rule at Memory Beta
3. Against the Tide of Years – Against the Tide of Years is the second out of the three alternate history novels of the Nantucket series by S. M. Stirling. The novel was released in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom on May 1,1999. In the Island in the Sea of Time, the island of Nantucket in Massachusetts is transported by a phenomenon on March 17,1998 at 9,15 P. M. EST back in time to the Bronze Age circa 1250s BC. Against the Tide of Years is set from 8 to 10 years after this, against the Tide of Years takes place approximately 10 years after the events of the first book. The Emberverse series Sample Chapters Against the Tide of Years title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
4. All Tomorrow's Parties (novel) – All Tomorrows Parties is the third and final novel in William Gibsons Bridge trilogy. Like its predecessors, All Tomorrows Parties is a fiction novel set in a postmodern, dystopian. The novel borrows its title from a song by Velvet Underground and it is written in the third person and deals with Gibsonian themes of emergent technology. The novel was published by Viking Press on October 7,1999. The book has three separate but overlapping stories, with the appearance of shared characters. The San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge, the setting of the trilogy, functions as a shared location of their convergence. The first story features former rent-a-cop Berry Rydell, the protagonist of Virtual Light, as a child, Laney was the subject of pharmaceutical trials which damaged his nervous system. This makes him ideal for the role of netrunner or data analyst, a side effect of 5-SB, the drug administered to Laney, causes the user to become attached to strong personalities. As a result, Laney has become obsessed with media baron Cody Harwood of Harwood/Levine and he spends his life surfing the net from his enclave in the subway, searching for traces of Harwood in the media. From this, Laney foresees a crucial historical shift which may precede the end of the world as we know it and he predicts that Harwood, who had also taken 5-SB before, knows this and will try to shape this historical shift to his liking. To stop Harwood, Laney hires Rydell under the guise of a courier to travel to San Francisco where he believes the next nodal point will congeal, the second story concerns ex-bicycle messenger Chevette Washington, also from Virtual Light, who is on the run from her ex-boyfriend. She escapes to her home, San Franciscos bridge community, to find refuge. She is accompanied by Tessa, an Australian media sciences student who visits the bridge to film a documentary on interstitial communities, the third story follows a mysterious, left-handed mercenary named Konrad. Although Konrad is employed by Harwood, he appears to be directed by his own motives, in particular, Konrad aligns his movements with the Tao, the spontaneous, universal energy path of Taoist philosophy. Colin Laney – Data analyst with an ability to sense nodal points, Chevette Washington – an ex-bike messenger who lived on the Bridge for several years and is on the run from an abusive boyfriend. Berry Rydell – A rent-a-cop and former lover of Chevette who is working as a security guard at a convenience store Lucky Dragon in Los Angeles, shinya Yamazaki – Self-described student of existential sociology. The Suit – an impoverished ex-salaryman who lives in the Tokyo subway, Konrad – Taoist assassin hired by Harwood. Tessa – Chevettes media student roommate, who drives Chevette to the Bridge in her van in order to make a documentary on its inhabitants, boomzilla – A street impresario with designs on Tessas balloon camera
5. The Alleluia Files – The Alleluia Files is a science fiction/fantasy novel by Sharon Shinn, published in 1999. It is the book in the Samaria series. Generations ago, religious people built a spaceship called Jehovah. A planet called Samaria was established, the colony ship, orbiting above, was able to provide supplies and services. These were accessed by genetically modified angels, who were the ones capable of performing the right vocal tones. Over the generations, the concept of the ship was forgotten, now factions of angels fight against rebel forces called Jacobites. The angels want to keep their power and the Jacobites wish to know the truth, Archangel Jovahs Angel The Alleluia Files Angelica Although this is the fourth novel in the Samaria series, it is set before the first book Archangel. Angel-Seeker Review of The Alleluia Files at The SF Site
6. A Calculus of Angels – A Calculus of Angels is the second book in Gregory Keyes The Age of Unreason series. It was initially published by Del Rey on March 30,1999, a follow up to Newtons Cannon, the book is set in 1722 and continues the alternate history where Isaac Newton discovers that alchemy works, and a powerful science is built upon it. ISBN 978-0-330-41998-7 ISBN 978-0-345-40608-8 A Calculus of Angels title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database A CALCULUS OF ANGELS, vretos, Linda A. and Trevelyn E. Jones
7. City at World's End – City at Worlds End is also the title of a novel by Edmond Hamilton. City at Worlds End is a BBC Books original novel written by Christopher Bulis and it features the First Doctor, Barbara, Ian, and Susan. The Doctor and his two travel to Arkhaven. It is one of the last cities on an alien planet. The city has one plan for survival, no backup, however, there are underlying plans threatening to sabotage this as various people vie for power the disaster might bring. The Doctor then must deal with the Creeper, an entity prowling the outskirts of Arkhaven and his companions cannot help him, as one becomes lost and the other becomes mentally ill. An earlier novel with the title, written by Golden Age U. S. science-fiction writer Edmond Hamilton, was first published in 1951. Hamiltons novel, which inspired Robert A. Heinleins survivalist novel Farnhams Freehold
8. A Civil Campaign – A Civil Campaign, A Comedy of Biology and Manners is a science fiction novel by Lois McMaster Bujold, first published in September 1999. It is a part of the Vorkosigan Saga, and is the thirteenth novel in publication order. It is included in the 2008 omnibus Miles in Love, the title is an homage to the Georgette Heyer novel A Civil Contract and, like Heyers historical romances, the novel focuses on romance, comedy, and courtship. It is dedicated to Jane, Charlotte, Georgette, and Dorothy, likely the novelists Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Georgette Heyer, an Imperial wedding is afoot, as Gregor Vorbarra, Emperor of Barrayar, has finally found love in the form of Komarran heiress Laisa. To get to see her frequently, and knowing of her ambition to become a gardener and his clone brother Mark also has romance problems, with Kareen Koudelka. While their relationship did not bother her on Beta Colony, the mores of conservative Barrayar are much stricter. A significant subplot involves Marks first entrepreneurial venture, a genetically engineered insect called the bug, capable of converting waste vegetation into nutritious. Everything goes horribly wrong when Miles hosts a dinner party, a still-recovering Simon Illyan inadvertently blurts out Miles not-so-secret courting. She leaves hastily after he panics and asks her to marry him, to further complicate matters, Kareens parents forbid her to have anything to do with Mark after they find out about their relationship. Lord Dono, who as Donna taught Ivan Vorpatril everything he knew, as his fathers proxy, Miles is courted by both sides. After Richars makes an attempt to gain his vote, Miles throws his considerable support behind Dono. He also suggests Dono and Count Vorbretten team up, for security reasons, however, Miles is unable to defend himself against the ensuing malicious rumors about his part in Ekaterins husbands death. When Ekaterin learns of the rumors, she is forced to consult Miles, Miles offers to take the blame, to spare Ekaterin and her son, but she refuses to let him. Mark and Kareens problem is solved after Miles advises Mark to utilize a most effective weapon and she soon has Kareens parents cowed and amenable. In a tumultuous Council session, Richars bungled assault on Dono is revealed and this results in his defeat, and as an unintended consequence, the very public betrothal of Miles and Ekaterin. Like its predecessor, this novel tells its story from the viewpoints of both Miles and Ekaterin, on occasion smoothly switching from one to the other during a given scene. There are also the viewpoints of Mark, Kareen Koudelka, and even Ivan Vorpatril, a Civil Campaign was nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards in 2000. Sample chapters from the Baen Webscriptions site A Readers Companion to A Civil Campaign
9. The Conspiracy (novel) – The Conspiracy is the 31st book in the Animorphs series, authored by K. A. It is known to have been ghostwritten by Laura Battyanyi-Weiss, Jake returns from school to discover that his great grandfather has died. His father insists that the go to his home in a wooded cabin far away. They plan to be gone for three or four days, however, this presents a problem for Tom, who can not stay away from the Yeerk Pool for more than three days at time. Tom fights relentlessly with Jakes father about going and when they leave for a Sharing meeting together Jake fears that Tom may force their dad into involuntary Yeerk infestation, Jake must save his father, but for the first time, his quick thinking tactical mind freezes up. A slight power struggle ensues between Jake and Marco who insists that Jake isnt thinking clearly on this matter, after several close calls protecting Jakes father, the Animorphs decide to make a distraction for the Yeerks so that Tom is no longer their top priority. The Animorphs kidnap Chapman holding him hostage in a house to distract the Yeerks from taking care of Jakes father. To make the kidnap seem convincing they have Ax interrogate Chapman for hours, afterward, they allow him to escape, and Ax insists that he will never do such a thing again as it is not the conduct of a warrior. After this Jake insists on handling the situation by himself, with the distraction successful, Tom heads up to the cabin with the rest of the family. In the middle of the night, he tries to kill his father with a dagger, but is stopped by Jake with the help of rest of the Animorphs, Tom is injured and taken back to the hospital in the city where he has access to a Yeerk pool