STARMASTERS' GAMBIT + THE DAY BEFORE TOMORROW + THE MOTE IN TIME'S EYE
by Gérard Klein
adapted by C. J. Richards & P.J. Sokolowski
cover by Manchu
“Who are you,” he asked in his cracked voice, “that you should have in your possession the chessboard of the Masters? During the course of my long life, I’ve only seen it three times.”
6x9 tpb, 404 p.
He was thirty-two years old. His name was Jerg Algan. He had done little but kill time on Earth, with no purpose. Then, one day, he was forced to leave the cradle of humanity and travel to the furthest reaches of space, to a strange planet where lay vast black citadels, like gigantic chess pieces erected on the squares of an unimaginable board... And Jerg Algan embarked upon the final phase of his journey: the starmasters’ gambit...
THE DAY BEFORE TOMORROW
The Federation considered itself a Utopia; the worlds under its sway were guaranteed stability by virtue of the time-changers. For whenever a historian located evidence in the past that a newfound planet might evolve into a threat, a team would be sent to tamper with its history. But the seven men that went to Ygone encountered a fate no one had ever projected. They met with a strangely peaceful culture they could not fathom...
THE MOTE IN TIME’S EYE
20,000 years in the future, a ship from the human colonies of the Lesser Magellanic Clouds accidentally falls into a time trap set up by two unimaginably powerful rival empires from millions of years in the future. The ship is thrown back 200 million years into the past. Will its Captain, the heroic Varun Shangrin, succeed in returning to his own time? And how did the accident affect the time war between the two shadowy cosmic combatants?
Gérard Klein is a distinguished economist and one of France’s best science fiction writers. He also edited the prestigious science fiction imprint, Ailleurs et Demain, for 40 years.
This new edition of three classic SF novels from the 1960s also contains four short stories, two of which have never before been translated, including one translated by SF Grand Master Damon Knight, plus a foreword by Robert Silverberg, and an introduction and bibliography by Jean-Marc Lofficier.
- Foreword by Robert Silverberg
- Starmasters' Gambit [Le Gambit des Etoiles] (1958); transl. by C. J. Richards
- The Day Before Tomorrow [Le Temps n’a pas d’odeur] (1963); transl. by P.J. Sokolowski
- The Mote in Time's Eye [Les Tueurs de Temps] (1965) ; transl. by C. J. Richards
- The Monster [Le Monstre] (1958); transl. by Damon Knight
- Party Line [Ligne de Partage] (1969); transl. by Arline Higuily
- Civilization 2190 (1956); transl. by J.-M. & Randy Lofficier
- Bibliography by J.-M. Lofficier