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John Taine

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1 The Forbidden Garden: The Science Fiction Classic of Genetic Manipulation [MultiFormat]
by John Taine
  AN ADVENTURE CLASSIC OF "HARD" SCIENCE FICTION Scientific adventure, protofeminism, and romance are just the beginning of this enthralling SF classic. When Marjorie Driscott, of the famous Brassey seed house, is put in charge of an expedition to the ice clad Himalayas of Central Asia, she knows she is in for trouble from chauvinistic American geologist, Robert Vartan and his paleobotanist partner, Frank Shane. Their goal is a strange blue delphinium, like no other known plant on earth--and a sho... more info>> (Published: 2004)

Words: 103295 - Reading Time: 295-413 min.
Category: Science Fiction/Suspense/Thriller
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2 The Greatest Adventure [MultiFormat]
by John Taine
  Dr. Lane likes old fossils. He even buys them. Saliors who have sailed to far off places bring him odd "finds" because they know the doc is likely to buy them. One day the Captain shows up with a find that truly intrigues Lane. Dr. Lane has money so he makes a deal with the Captain: show me where you found this specimen and he'll finance the search for oil in the region of the find. Edith, the doc's daughter, tags along. It turns out she learns to fly the only airplane that they will have on th... more info>>

Words: 65740 - Reading Time: 187-262 min.
Category: Science Fiction/Fantasy
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3 The Greatest Adventure: A Science Fiction Classic [MultiFormat]
by John Taine
  "A Crisp Style and Soaring Imagination!" So writes Robert Silverberg, the multi-award winning author of the Majipoor Chronicles about the science fiction of John Taine. In this classic 1928 novel of what Silverberg calls "provocative ideas and roaring adventure," a daring young woman flyer joins a band of scientists on a voyage to Antarctica in search of a strange land where evolution runs wild. Before it is over she will experience peril, make an almost impossible trek across the ice, discover ... more info>> (Published: 2005)

Words: 65490 - Reading Time: 187-261 min.
Category: Science Fiction
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4 The Seeds of Life: A Golden Age SF Classic [MultiFormat]
by John Taine
  Is This the Book That Inspired "Flowers for Algernon" and the movie "Charlie"? Some sf historians think so. Here is the classic story of a main raised from subnormal to superman overnight! At first he plans to benefit human kind. But when the transformation proves temporary, he wonders if he should save humanity or expunge it from the face of the Earth. Seeds of Life is science fiction tragedy on the level of grand opera. It is also an enthralling hard science story with a very human heart, mixi... more info>> (Published: 2006)

Words: 80214 - Reading Time: 229-320 min.
Category: Science Fiction
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5 The Time Stream: A Keystone SF Classic [MultiFormat]
by John Taine
  She Championed Love Against Science! Here is the rarely reprinted and highly-acclaimed classic, a stunning mixture of passionate romance and scientific adventure, that The Science Fiction Encyclopedia calls, "one of the outstanding products of the early sf magazines * an elaborate time-travel adventure which helped extend the horizon of pulp sf." Some time in the far past or distant future, in the advanced, scientific world of Eos, which just might be Earth, the woman Cheryl demands the right to... more info>> (Published: 2005)

Words: 78083 - Reading Time: 223-312 min.
Category: Science Fiction
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