Greg BEAR

  • Ginny et Jack rêvent d´une cité fabuleuse, assiégée dans un avenir lointain par un ennemi implacable. Et ces visions impérieuses projettent leur esprit dans le corps de deux créatures de cette ville menacée. Daniel, lui, ne rêve que de ténèbres sans fin, reflet du sort qui l´attend.

    Ces jeunes gens sont liés par autre chose que les rêves. Ils sont des Changeurs de destin, nés avec le don de sauter entre les lignes-mondes, afin d´habiter d´autres versions d´eux-mêmes. Et chacun d´entre eux possède un mystérieux artefact appelé « messager », qui ne semble pas altéré par ces permutations.

    Ginny, Jack et Daniel se voient bientôt enrôlés dans une mission presque sans espoir pour sauver l´avenir... et achever la plus grande oeuvre de toute l´histoire humaine.

    Mais d´effroyables chasseurs sont déjà à leurs trousses...

  • Dans «L´Échelle de Darwin», son précédent roman couronné par le prix Nebula, Greg Bear s´attaquait à un sujet classique: le mutant, l´espèce qui viendra après l´Homo sapiens et le supplantera peut-être. Si celui-ci se laisse faire... L´opposition de l´ancienne à la nouvelle espèce est justement le thème des «Enfants de Darwin». On y voit les jeunes mutants (qui se caractérisent notamment par d´extraordinaires capacités d´empathie et de socialisation et des taches mobiles sur le visage exprimant leurs émotions) pris en chasse et menacés d´extermination par une humanité peu encline à leur céder la place...Outre l´habileté avec laquelle Greg Bear rend vraisemblable sa théorie de l´évolution, ce qui est remarquable dans ce roman complexe est la façon dont il développe, en racontant l´insertion dramatique des représentants de la nouvelle espèce dans la société humaine (en particulier américaine), une critique virulente des travers de notre époque. Le succès de «L´Échelle de Darwin» a sans doute été dû au lectorat féminin, d´habitude peu porté sur le genre. «Les Enfants de Darwin» devraient tout autant intéresser les femmes: elles y tiennent en effet la toute première place (l´héroïne est une courageuse mère acharnée à défendre sa mutante progéniture, la jeune Stella).

  • Anglais Quantico

    Greg Bear

    Three FBI agents. One armageddon. It's the near future - sooner than you might hope - and the war against terrorism is almost lost.

  • Anglais Dead Lines

    Greg Bear

    With his acclaimed novels Darwin’s Children and Vitals, awardwinning author Greg Bear turned intriguing speculation about human evolution and immortality into tales of unrelenting suspense. Now he ventures into decidedly more frightening territory i

  • Multiple Hugo and Nebula awardwinning author, Greg Bear is one of science fiction’s most accomplished writers. Bold scientific speculation, riveting plots, and a fierce humanism reflected in characters who dare to dream of better worlds distinguish his work. Now Bear has written a mindbendingly epic novel that may well be his masterpiece.Do you dream of a city at the end of time?In a time like the present, in a world that may or may not be our own, three young people–Ginny, Jack, and Daniel–dream of a doomed, decadent city of the distant future: the Kalpa. Ginny’s and Jack’s dreams overtake them without warning, leaving their bodies behind while carrying their consciousnesses forward, into the minds of two inhabitants of the Kalpa–a wouldbe warrior, Jebrassy, and an inquisitive explorer, Tiadba–who have been genetically retroengineered to possess qualities of ancient humanity. As for Daniel: He dreams of an empty darkness–all that his future holds.But more than dreams link Ginny, Jack, and Daniel. They are fateshifters, born with the ability to skip like stones across the surface of the fifth dimension, inhabiting alternate versions of themselves. And each guards an object whose origin and purpose are unknown: gnarled, stony artifacts called sumrunners that persist unchanged through all versions of time.Hunted by others with similar powers who seek the sumrunners on behalf of a terrifying, goddeslike entity known as the Chalk Princess, Ginny, Jack, and Daniel are drawn, despite themselves, into an all but hopeless mission to rescue the future–and complete the greatest achievement in human history.From the Hardcover edition.

  • Anglais Vitals

    Greg Bear

    Scientist Hal Cousins is close to discovering the key to immortality but someone has already found it and will kill him to keep it secret. Vitals is a tense technothriller in the best Michael Crichton tradition.

  • Greg Bearyes'>#8217;s Nebula Awardyes'>#8211;winning novel, Darwinyes'>#8217;s Radio, painted a chilling portrait of humankind on the threshold of a radical leap in evolutionyes'>#8212;one that would alter our species forever. Now Bear continues his provocative tale of the human race confronted by an uncertain future, where yes'>#8220;survival of the fittestyes'>#8221; takes on astonishing and controversial new dimensions.DARWINyes'>#8217;S CHILDRENEleven years have passed since SHEVA, an ancient retrovirus, was discovered in human DNAyes'>#8212;a retrovirus that caused mutations in the human genome and heralded the arrival of a new wave of genetically enhanced humans. Now these changed children have reached adolescence . . . and face a world that is outraged about their very existence. For these special youths, possessed of remarkable, advanced traits that mark a major turning point in human development, are also ticking time bombs harboring hosts of viruses that could exterminate the yes'>#8220;oldyes'>#8221; human race. Fear and hatred of the virus children have made them a persecuted underclass, quarantined by the government in special yes'>#8220;schools,yes'>#8221; targeted by federally sanctioned bounty hunters, and demonized by hysterical segments of the population. But pockets of resistance have sprung up among those opposed to treating the children like dangerous diseasesyes'>#8212;and who fear the worst if the governmentyes'>#217;s draconian measures are carried to their extreme. Scientists Kaye Lang and Mitch Rafelson are part of this small but determined minority. Once at the forefront of the discovery and study of the SHEVA outbreak, they now live as virtual exiles in the Virginia suburbs with their daughter, Stellayes'>#8212;a bright, inquisitive virus child who is quickly maturing, straining to break free of the protective world her parents have built around her, and eager to seek out others of her kind.But for all their precautions, Kaye, Mitch, and Stella have not slipped below the governmentyes'>#8217;s radar. The agencies fanatically devoted to segregating and controlling the newbreed children monitor their every moveyes'>#8212;watching and waiting for the opportunity to strike the next blow in their escalating war to preserve yes'>#8220;humankindyes'>#8221; at any cost.

  • Yes'>#8220;Virus hunteryes'>#8221; Christopher Dicken is a man on a mission, following a trail of rumors, government coverups, and dead bodies around the globe in search of a mysterious disease that strikes only pregnant women and invariably results in miscarriage. But when Dicken finds what heyes'>#8217;s looking for, the answer proves to be strangeryes'>#8212;and far deadlieryes'>#8212;than he ever could have imagined. Something that has slept in human DNA for millions of years is waking up.Molecular biologist Kaye Lang has spent her career tracing ancient retroviruses in the human genome. She believes these microscopic fossils can come to life again. But when Dickenyes'>#8217;s discovery becomes public, Langyes'>#8217;s theory suddenly turns to chilling fact. As the outbreak of this terrifying disease threatens to become a deadly epidemic, Dicken and Lang must race against time to assemble the pieces of a puzzle only they are equipped to solveyes'>#8212;an evolutionary puzzle that will determine the future of the human race . . . if a future exists at all.

  • Rogue Planet is an unforgettable journey stretching from the farthest reaches of known space to the battlefield of a young boy's heart, where a secret struggle is being waged that will decide the fate of billions. That boy is twelve-year-old Anakin Skywalker. The Force is strong in Anakin so strong that the Jedi Council, despite misgivings, entrusted the young Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi with the mission of training him to become a Jedi Knight. Obi-Wan - like his slain Master, Qui-Gon - believes Anakin may be the chosen one, the Jedi destined to bring balance to the Force. But first Obi-Wan must help his undisciplined, idealistic apprentice, who still bears the scars of slavery, find his own balance. Dispatched to the mysterious planet Zonama Sekot, source of the fastest ships in the galaxy, Obi-Wan and Anakin are swept up in a swirl of deadly intrigue and betrayal. For there are others who covet the power such superfast ships could bring. Raith Siener, a brilliant but unscrupulous weapons and ship designer, has the brains to decipher the Zonama Sekot ship design. Commander Wilhuff Tarkin has at his disposal the forces of the mighty Trader Federation with which to extract the secret. Together, they make a formidable foe, one a small and undeveloped planet can hardly hope to stand against. But as Tarkin's fleet strikes with all its brutal power, Obi-Wan and Anakin sense a dist

  • Anglais Darwin's Radio

    Greg Bear

    "Virus hunter" Christopher Dicken is a man on a mission, following a trail of rumors, government cover-ups, and dead bodies around the globe in search of a mysterious disease that strikes only pregnant women and invariably results in miscarriage. But when Dicken finds what he';s looking for, the answer proves to be stranger--and far deadlier--than he ever could have imagined. Something that has slept in human DNA for millions of years is waking up.
    Molecular biologist Kaye Lang has spent her career tracing ancient retroviruses in the human genome. She believes these microscopic fossils can come to life again. But when Dicken';s discovery becomes public, Lang';s theory suddenly turns to chilling fact. As the outbreak of this terrifying disease threatens to become a deadly epidemic, Dicken and Lang must race against time to assemble the pieces of a puzzle only they are equipped to solve--an evolutionary puzzle that will determine the future of the human race . . . if a future exists at all.

  • Greg Bear';s Nebula Award-winning novel, Darwin';s Radio, painted a chilling portrait of humankind on the threshold of a radical leap in evolution--one that would alter our species forever. Now Bear continues his provocative tale of the human race confronted by an uncertain future, where "survival of the fittest" takes on astonishing and controversial new dimensions.
    DARWIN';S CHILDREN Eleven years have passed since SHEVA, an ancient retrovirus, was discovered in human DNA--a retrovirus that caused mutations in the human genome and heralded the arrival of a new wave of genetically enhanced humans. Now these changed children have reached adolescence . . . and face a world that is outraged about their very existence. For these special youths, possessed of remarkable, advanced traits that mark a major turning point in human development, are also ticking time bombs harboring hosts of viruses that could exterminate the "old" human race.
    Fear and hatred of the virus children have made them a persecuted underclass, quarantined by the government in special "schools," targeted by federally sanctioned bounty hunters, and demonized by hysterical segments of the population. But pockets of resistance have sprung up among those opposed to treating the children like dangerous diseases--and who fear the worst if the government';s draconian measures are carried to their extreme.
    Scientists Kaye Lang and Mitch Rafelson are part of this small but deermined minority. Once at the forefront of the discovery and study of the SHEVA outbreak, they now live as virtual exiles in the Virginia suburbs with their daughter, Stella--a bright, inquisitive virus child who is quickly maturing, straining to break free of the protective world her parents have built around her, and eager to seek out others of her kind.
    But for all their precautions, Kaye, Mitch, and Stella have not slipped below the government';s radar. The agencies fanatically devoted to segregating and controlling the new-breed children monitor their every move--watching and waiting for the opportunity to strike the next blow in their escalating war to preserve "humankind" at any cost.

  • The Unfinished Land Nouv.

  • Planete rebelle

    Greg Bear

    Retrouvez tout l'univers Star Wars "légendes" chez 12-21, l'éditeur numérique ! LE MAITRE ET L'APPRENTI Anakin Skywalker a douze ans. En lui la Force est immense, et Obi-Wan Kenobi, son Maître depuis trois ans, espère avoir trouvé en lui le héros annoncé par la légende, celui qui portera la Force à son point d'équilibre. Mais l'apprenti, rétif et incontrôlable comme tant d'anciens esclaves, doit trouver d'abord son point d'équilibre personnel. Et voici qu'Anakin et Kenobi sont envoyés en mission sur la mystérieuse planète Zonama Sekot, dont toutes les productions, des astronefs les plus rapides aux tabourets les plus élémentaires, sont douées de vie. La planète entière vibre au rythme d'une variante oubliée de la Force. Et des complots se trament dans l'ombre. Le manipulateur serait-il le chancelier Palpatine, toujours plus avide de puissance ?

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