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Prince Jemany and his companions go to the island of dark magic belonging to the evil Sisterhood of the Blue Storm, pursuing the long-lost crystals of the Orokon. But Jem's rival, the anti-god Toth-Vexrah, pursues him in new and ever more horrifying guises.
Senator John Caddrick hires an assassin to murder his own daughter and is threatening to destroy the time-touring industry. But everyone's plans are thrown into chaos when Jack the Ripper escapes to Time Terminal 86. Time scout Kit Carson and ex-con Skeeter Jackson have to track down the senator's daughter, lost somewhere in history.
Space explorer Reid Malefant embarks on a grand tour of the universe as the fate of earth appears threatened by the two-pronged menace of an emerging alien presence and out-of-control environmental degradation.
Quantum physics provides the means for everyone to see everyone else at all times - a complete abolition of human privacy. As everyone reels, the same technology allows us to look backwards in time as well.
When the rocket launching the Mars Transit Vehicle into orbit explodes on the launch pad, killing four crewmen, the President announces that the US will redirect its energies to near-Earth projects. The mission to Mars is dead - until billionaire J. Axelrod steps in to fund the project. Although the risks are high, Julia and other astronauts sign on. But these new pioneers are not alone - a European-Chinese airbus will be making a similar expedition. Now the race is on to get to the fourth planet first and make history. Both teams reach the red planet, but with disastrous results. Will they return to earth at all?
The immortal Wotan's epic journey of discovery, spanning six thousand years, brings him to America where he's visited by Jesus Christ. Now, in 2012, the climax of his quest occurs, when the Devil himself tempts Wotan in a shocking, final confrontation.
Grant Archer is sent to a research station orbiting Jupiter and charged with the task of spying on the scientists who work there. What the censorious do-gooders of the New Morality don't realize is that his loyalty to science may be greater than his loyalty to their cause. But that loyalty will be tested in a mission as dangerous as any ever undertaken.
From Babylon 5's Captain Sheridan. Tombstone, 1881: Macklin is a man with no memory. What he does not remember is that he is a native of a far-distant planet, sent to warn humanity of an impending invasion. He's landed in the Arizona territories on the eve of the OK Corral, followed by two bounty hunters out to kill him. Brief flashes of death and destruction on an alien world haunt Macklin as he attempts to make sense of his surroundings.
The extraterrestrial who calls himself Macklin continues his quest to uncover his true identity and fulfill his mission on Earth. But the predatory alien Kra'agh are also on a quest: to hunt him down and kill him.
A new patient brought to the hospital claims to be from the planet K-PAX. Psychiatrist Gene Brewer doesn't have a diagnosis for the man who calls himself "prot", but prot knows facts about space that confound the experts, and his tales of K-PAX have other patients competing to go along with him when he goes "home".
Set in 23rd century London: a futuristic reworking of the Icelandic Volsunga Saga in a ruined city ruled by two warring families of ganglords.
Could a werewolf be loose in Chicago? Common sense says no. The grisly evidence says yes. So does Harry Dresden. And with his weird connections, he should know.
As the final confrontation with the darkness approaches, the half-elven Dain prepares to fight for the throne of the kingdom of Neither. His love, Princess Pheresa, is struck down by poison meant for him. Now Dain must undertake a quest with his hated rival Prince Gavril for the Chalice, the one thing that will save her.
The best short fiction from the best writers featured in the first 25 issues of the dark fantasy magazine CEMETERY DANCE, including pieces by Koontz, Brite, Layman and more.
Cutting edge explorations of genetic engineering: Sterling, McAuley, Pohl, Egan, Brunner, Stableford, Reed, and Cordwainer Smith are represented.
The story begun in BLOODWINTER continues, as master goldsmith Avall is pursued by sinister forces intent on recovering the magical gem he possesses. But Avall's only hope for salvation may lead to his annihilation.
A lost girl weeps in the wilderness. Is her rescuer a crazy, lonely woodsman, or a timeworn Celtic god? Will the Black Time come, when dark evil machines tower over Citharista, or will young Pierrette become the great sorceress of her dreams, with fire at her fingertips to stem the evil tide?
Althalus is a thief and a scoundrel. Dweia is a Goddess, beautiful and enchanting and powerful. But she must undertake a dangerous quest with Althalus. Recommended.
Victor Renquist, centuries-old Master of a small group of Nosferatu, faces two major problems in establishing the Colony in Los Angeles: a quasi-religious cult is attempting to summon Cthulu, and must be stopped; and there is the Darklost, a human brought part-way along to becoming a Nosferatu, and then cruelly abandoned.
Physiognomist First Class Cley's strange life dispatches him to the inconceivable wilderness known as the Beyond. One creature still lives in the Well-Built City - Misrix, Below's demon son. Fighting his own loneliness, Misrix will follow Cley's every move and face a terrifying trial of his own.
The melting of the ice caps has inundated the homes of millions. Patricia Breenan is owner of an underwater salvage business, a member of the New Galveston city council, and a well-known figure. But that won't help her when she finds a sunken freighter with dozens of bodies chained up in its hold and evidence that it was fired upon by a US government ship.
Original stories featuring the personal ads. Reichert, Rusch, Crowther, Friesner, Sagara, deLint and 7 others.
Omnibus edition of SOLAR KILL, LASERTOWN BLUES, and CELESTIAL HIT LIST. Jack Storm, last of the Knights, has only one defense: a suit of armour that has been altered by his alien enemies...armour that could, if worn too long, transform him into an inhuman killing machine.
As the quest for the Mirror of Aachan continues, war rages across Santhenar. Tensor has fled into the wilderness, taking the mirror and the chornicler Llian with him. Only Karan can locate the mirror, but it will be a perilous journey. Tensor wants her dead.
Two powerful forces are attacking Ben Raines and the Southern United States, one from the North, the other from the South. Raines has no choice but to unleash a firestorm of bullets, bombs and a new generation of horrifying tactical weapons.
Eleventh and final book in the Deverry series. In the present, Raena's trouble-making in Cerr Cawnen comes to a stunning end - and the final reckoning for Rhodry's strange Wyrd. In the past, Nevyn and Lilli solve the riddle of the curse tablet, but at a cost higher than either had anticipated.
At the age of three Bartholomew Lampion is blinded when surgeons reluctantly remove his eyes to save him from a fast-spreading cancer. At 13 he regains his sight. How he regains it, why he regains it, and what happens as his life unfolds results in a journey of courage, suspense and adventure.
Rosalind Hawkins, an unemployed medieval scholar in turn-of-the-century Chicago travels to San Francisco to take a job as a governess. It turns out that her employer is an alchemist who ages ago botched a spell and left himself permanently a werewolf. Rosalind is soon forced to choose between her employer and a rival alchemist. Then the Earthquake strikes.
After his adventures in BEDLAM'S BARD, world-saving bard Eric Banyon moves to New York to settle down, only to find his apartment building is a safe house for a group of occultist Guardians protecting the city from supernatural evil. And Eric's old enemies, the evil Unseleighe Sidhe, hope to use humans addicted to psychotropic drugs to break through to the human world.
The onslaught of the Melconians was not the last interstellar conflict that humanity would have to face. Now the Kezdai - a newly encountered species with war as their philosophy - take arms against Earth and its colony worlds. The Terrans break out the Bolos, self-aware robotic tanks.
In the sequel to THE JACKAL OF NAR, two flawed enemies are pitted against one another in the quest for a kingdom. The Jackal is called in to defeat County Biagio, his most bitter enemy. Biagio strikes back at the prince's greatest weakness - his innocent daughter. Recommended.
The Commonwealth of Humans is pressured to sign a pact with the Haluk, a conquering alien race. Among the few people who recognize the malevolent intent of the Haluk is hotheaded maverick Helly Frost. He travels to Sagittarius Whorl, a hostile region of the galaxy, to find evidence to expose the Haluk plot.
It began as a CIA project to spy over long distances by powers of the mind. When the Agency pulled the plug on the PSI project, Samuel Hunter decided to keep the experiment going. But then he tried to force one of his young subjects to use her special gifts - to commit an assassination. For one of Hunter's coworkers it was the last straw. Assuming a false name he helped three young recruits - Summer, James, and Kate - to escape.
Young Llewelyn is an unhappy child, estranged from his parents and solaced by a local hedge witch who lies to him but makes him happy. After she dies, he attends school, joins a revolution and ends up an angry young magician ready to fight the world.
Concludes the trilogy featuring Anna Marshall, the music teacher and soprano from the Midwest transported into a fantasy world where magic works according to musical principles, making her a powerful magician. Now Regent of Defalk, Anna must battle men who would destroy her and claim Defalk for their own.
Longknife and Rodrigo's starship is flung by a bad jump light-years away from home where they find a planet inhabited by the descendants of a ship's crew lost three centuries ago. Longknife is eager to welcome them back into the fold of humanity, but Rodrigo suspects that something is amiss.
From the author of NEMESIS. A Japanese corporation hires British scientist Dr. Fred Findhorn to retrieve a briefcase from a Russian military aircraft that crashed 50 years ago. But finding the briefcase is just the start, as rival groups stake claims to its contents, the diary of a scientist who worked on the development of the hydrogen bomb. But the diaries reveal something else, something that could change the course of human history or put a sudden end to it.
Pawli, though he knows he has the gift, is unable to convince his uncle, a Curer, to teach him ... until he meets a strange youth carrying an even stranger sword. He is thrust into an Otherwhere more bizarre than anything he could have imagined. Only the Curer and the Wielder of the White Sword can save him. Canadian author.
Professor Andrew Hale is drawn back into Her Majesty's Secret Service in 1963 when elements from his past, including Kim Philby, are gathering in Beirut. Hale finds himself rushing toward a deadly confrontation on Mt. Ararat, where a covert Soviet expedition is closing in on the Biblical Ark.
Strawberry Wobbler and Nobby Mum's Distressed Pudding are among the recipes, accompanied by the thoughts of one of Discworld's most famous witches on life, death, etiquette, courtship, children and weddings.
Set in the GUARDIANS OF THE FLAME universe, this novel continues from NOT EXACTLY THE THREE MUSKEETERS the adventures of the journeymen soldiers of Castle Cullinane, sworn to protect the Cullinane manse and the sometimes-heroic Jason Cullinane, who chose to renounce his family's right to the throne.
For hundreds of years the starship ARGONOS, home to generations of humans, has wandered throughout the galaxy, searching for other signs of life. Now a steady transmission lures them toward a nearby planet, where remnants of shocking brutality send the ship reeling into deep space - and into a haunting alien mystery.
Theseus is a young man sentenced to be sacrificed to the gods, with whom Ariadne, daughter of Minos of Crete and half-sister to the Minotaur, falls in love and helps escape. But Dionysus steps in to complicate matters and the two must find their way through a maze of events.
Pat Montella heads to Virginia at the request of a stranger, 91-year-old Magnolia Shelby, who has chosen Pat to inherit her Civil War estate, Bell Run. But Pat begins to have visions of events that took place more than 130 years ago.
Secret Agent Trigger Argee, scout adventurer Heslet Quillan and Holati Tate, master of intrigue, get set to clean up the corruption that has mobsters smuggling illegal aliens and making their getaways through subspace portals.
The Nazis target the lizard aliens with a new assault - an attack which could lead to radioactive disaster. The clamouring, bellicose tribes of Earth play dangerous games of diplomacy, but the ultimate power broker will be the aliens themselves. With a vast, ancient empire already in place, the Race has the power to annihilate every living being on the planet.
Colonel Shropano was willing to destroy the Jorenians just to capture the genetically enhanced Dr. Cherijo Torin for the Allied League of Worlds, so she felt little remorse for selling him to the brutal Hstskt slave traders. But when Cherijo ends up with these same slavers she will need all her enhancements and training to work amidst the endless brutality of their captor to save those in need.
For colonist Scott St. Andrew, the only route off his home planet is the South Point military academy on the moon Exeter. But genetic defects have reduced his one-in-a-thousand chance for escape. Then long-smouldering colonial resentments against the Alliance erupt into violent open rebellion. And suddenly Cadet St. Andrew is forced to choose a side to die for.
The first new collection of his short fiction in a decade - now in trade paperback.
The two princes, bound together in deadly enmity to fulfill a dark prophecy, battle each other under the influence of the powerful curse. They hold the fates of nations and the balance of the world's mystical powers entangled in the throes of their feud.
Astronaut Christian Bannock has uploaded his personality into a computer, allowing him the immortality necessary for exploration of the stars. A billion years later he returns to Earth and meets another hybrid upload, Laurinda Ashcroft, with whom he investigates Gaia, the supermind that now dominates the planet.
Colonists marooned on an exotic alien world struggle to survive in the face of an almighty entity, vicious predators, and a vast, unknown presence stirring in the planet's ocean depths. Sequel to the Philip K. Dick Award nominee TYPHON'S CHILDREN.
Sequel, in the Skolian Empire series, to THE LAST HAWK. Kelric returns to Skolian space and the Empire controlled by the Allied forces of Earth. He takes work on a merchant vessel - until it enters Euban space and he finds himself enslaved to the cruel Aristos, who use torture as the ultimate aphrodisiac.
The struggle for control of the baronies continues. Kane, Grant, and Brigid seek aliens in the Western Island of New Edo, where they try to enlist the aid of the Tigers of Heaven, a group of samurai warriors.
Fourth in the Company series. Dedicated to saving the future by preserving the past, the cyborgs of the Company now wonder if they must save themselves.
Sequel to DRAGONFIRE. Catryn, Seer of Taun has suddenly appeared with news Dahl prayed he would never have to hear: 'The evil has returned'. Catryn must ally her formidable power with Dahl's if Taun is to be saved. Young adult.
From the moment the 3-legged dog limps into the life of Crane's View Police Chief Frannie McCabe and drops dead at her feet, McCabe's life is forever altered.
In 912 pages the complete short fiction.
A twin birth to the Palindrakes - Pharinet and Valraven, brother and sister who embody the spirits of the first Sea People to bring power to Earth. Valraven is forced by his ancestor's oath to take up service to the Emperor in the decadent capital city, but Pharinet is free to explore her heritage, the legacy of the Sea. Their secret passions will bring both death and a new hope for freedom to the Palindrake lands and a restoration of the power of the dragons of the sea.
In the year 2130 the discovery of zero point gravity changed everything. Now the afterlife is no longer a mystery. Interplanetary travel is increasingly popular. And forensic astrologers like Philipa Cyprion are solving crimes by way of the stars.
Special Forces officer Mike Turcotte learns that an evil force has kidnapped his lover and comrade-in-arms Lisa Duncan, along with the artifact she had been searching for, the Holy Grail. Now Turcotte must decide what prize means the most to him - the woman he loves, or a piece of alien technology thousands of years old. His decision could change the course of human history - or lead to its extinction.
Now, from the bottom of the Devil's Sea in Japan, mankind's ancient enemies rise again to attack.
Germany, 1632: There is famine, rampant disease, and religious war between Catholic and Protestant armies. West Virginia, 2000: Everybody at the wedding of Mike Stearn's sister is having a good time. Then Everything Changed. When the dust settles, Mike leads a small group to see what's going only to find a man nailed to a farmhouse door as his wife and daughter lie screaming surrounded by attentive men in steel vests. Mike and his friends don't have to ask who to shoot. At that moment, Freedom and Justice, American-style, comes to the Thirty Years War.
Ships are sent out beyond Mars to stop the asteroids on a collision course with Earth. Climax to the series begun in LODESTAR, ROGUE STAR and FIRESTAR.
After the all-powerful wizard Susnam Evyndd is defeated during battle, the world is plunged into darkness. If the spell is not quickly reversed, all plants will die from lack of light and the world will die. Yet Evyndd's death sets off his last spell, transforming his household pets into human. With Evyndd's instructions, the group sets out to return light to the world.
The conclusion. Etjole Ehomba and his companions reach their destination - the kingdom ruled by Hymneth the Possessed - in the Catechist's effort to save a princess he's never met. Ehomba has been ignoring all the prophecies he's been given that foretell his death at the hands of Hymneth. Will he be able to defend himself against Hymneth's magic?
Investigator Colin Cellars has stumbled onto a deadly suspect not of this world. Now he is being hunted by the very creatures he discovered, who are determined to get his evidence back - no matter what.
Aglirta, now known as the Kingless Land, has fallen into anarchy, waiting for the legendary Sleeping King to arise - when the Dwaerindim stones are recovered - and restore peace and order. Sorceress Lady Embra Silvertree has been imprisoned in a castle by her father. When two good-natured rogues attempt to steal some of her jewelery they find themselves enlisted by the Lady into helping her escape and seek out the Dwaerindim.
The demonic stars of Mortropolis return. An experiment in the use of animals in speeding recovery goes horribly wrong. The death of a golden hamster precipitates the opening of hell.
Lord Darnley, a werewolf in Victorian London, journals his own case of lycanthropy.
This second omnibus of the SAND WARS novels includes ALIEN SALUTE, RETURN FILE and CHALLENGE MET and completes the military sf series about the adventure of an abandoned soldier, the last Dominion Knight, part crusader, part killing machine.
Grad student Ariane is desperate for a change in her life. But she falls prey to the world of darkness - and to Ricari, a vampire whose world is far beyond the myths and legends of the living. From the clubs of San Francisco to a deserted Hollywood hotel Ariane soon discovers that a little knowledge can be very dangerous.
As the millenium draws to a close the gargoyles who guard Dublin's ancient buildings come together - to face an evil that threatens all they hold dear.
Claidi's return to the Hulta people from Wolf Star Rise is met with hostility and the absence of her beloved Argul. She follows him north, but he refuses to speak to her.
Jake Cutter is learning how to use the Mobius continuum to travel from place to place instantaneously and how to talk to the dead. E-Branch is tracking down the three master vampires who are hiding somewhere on earth. They nearly had Malinari in Australia, but the mind-master escaped. Now they are closing in on the hideously beautiful Vavara convent. But the nuns are Vavara's most unholy creatures.
Country veterinarian Max Thorn had never seen anything like the hundreds of birds lining his maple trees. Until when his wife, Ellen, left on her morning run and made it to the edge of their property before beginning to fade before his eyes. Now he is on the run, presumed guilty of Ellen's murder. And he begins to learn that Ellen's disappearance was not an isolated incident - that it was happening to others, with other mentions of the mysterious birds.
Emperor Renato Biagio finds himself in charge of a realm on the verge of fragmentation. In order to prevent this, he must launch an elaborate scheme, one that requires the assistance of his greatest enemy, Richius Vantran.
Dr. Kimberly Brandywine, tracing her missing sister Emily, discovers that the log of the last, ill-fated expedition sent out to find alien intelligence has been faked. Something terrible happened out in the darkness between the stars. Someone was murdered - and something was brought back.
Alicia Aldrich is a troubled California detective who is convinced several unlinked homicides are actually the work of a single serial killer. The King of the Sun is a self-proclaimed alien who claims to possess unearthly mental powers. As the evidence mounts against him, Alicia becomes the target of his obsessions. And she begins to wonder if his outrageous claims could be true.
11-year-old Dana, about to emigrate to Canada from Ireland, is unwittingly drawn into the world of Faerie. She is charged with carrying an important message from the High King of Faerie to his second-in-command deep in the mountains. If she succeeds, she will be granted her heart's desire. But why has she been chosen for this task?
Distant future. Media consultant Daryn Alwyn is the target of expensive assassination attempts. The reason is a mystery. Then his sister is killed and Daryn becomes one of the richest and most powerful men in the system.
Peter Carenza is the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy and a secret, Vatican-inspired experiment. But is he the Second Coming, or something far worse? As he is hailed as the new Pope, he begins scouring the world for the human guardians of the Biblical seven seals, which must be destroyed before the final cataclysm can begin. Opposing him are a lone Archbishop, the female American journalist who chronicled Carenza's rise to power, and Peter's mother, a nun who truly hears the Word of the Lord.
Scientists called it 'porphyria', a rare blood disease that has mutated and transformed the lives of everyone in its path: a teenage girl newly reborn as a vampire, a billionaire slowly dying of the original disease, and a blood disease doctor forced to become a vampire hunter.
9 original stories and 3 reprints of classics from the California School of speculative fiction. Bradbury, Matheson, Ellison and Bloch are represented.
Napoleon's march across Europe is aided and abetted by the black magician the Marquis de Sade who will use any means, fair or foul, to eliminate the rightful king and queen of France. Defending the royals are the Duke and Duchess of Wessex, spies, magicians and romantics.
Reissue of the classic DEFIANT AGENTS and KEY OUT OF TIME in a single omnibus volume: Time Agents Travis Fox and Ross Murdock are stranded on far-off planets with no hope for rescue from Earth.
Artor, having beaten back the Saxons, summons his mother Igierne, the Lady of the Lake, and entreats her to use the Cauldron to heal the troubled, wartorn land.
Epic fantasy. Carnelian is of the cruel Masters, who rule from an earthly paradise hidden in a crater. His father takes him away as an infant to an distant island, where he grows up without the Crater's rituals and pomp. Then, three years later a ship bearing three Masters arrives. These giants ask Carnelian's father to end his exile and return with them to oversee the election of a new God Emperor. And thus begins Carnelian's education and its bitter lessons in bloodshed, intrigue and betrayal, as he takes up a destiny ten millenia old. Recommended.
Escaping the clutches of the Empress Ykoriana, Carnelian and Osidian finds themselves captives of a barbarian tribe from the southern plain. Dark forces surface, threatening this new-found world.
Sam Vimes is a man on the run. Yesterday he was a duke, a chief of police and ambassador to the mysterious, fat-rich country of Uberwald. Now he has nothing but his native wit and the gloomy trousers of Uncle Vanya (don't ask). It's snowing and freezing. And there are werewolves on his trail, and they're catching up.
Short stories. Stranded time travelers, cosmic warriors without a war, hallucination-eating monsters, blind starship pilots, a partially disembodied Brooklynite looking for his bottom half, and more.
Thru Gillo has proven his courage in battle against the invading forces of Man the Cruel. But when he falls into the hands of the enemy and is taken to the distant planet of Shast, he will be forced to trust a most unlikely ally - a daring human woman.
Two rival families, the Renne and the Wills, contend for the vacant throne. But there are others, noble and sorcerer alike, who prefer the realm divided, using years of strife to mask their own greed for power. Meanwhile, a chance encounter leads four ordinary young men into a perilous journey along a magical river. Recommended.
Sequel to POINT OF HOPES. In a magical late Renaissance the city of Astreiant has gone crazy over a new play, "The Drowned Island". Pointsman Nicholas Rath, however, is not amused when a real dead body appears on the stage. His investigation is hampered by the time of the year: the voiceless ghosts of the dead appear and linger, a distraction.
Benton Hawkes, the revolutionary who is now Prime Minister of Mars, is convinced by one assassination attempt after another that full-scale military confrontation is the only way to lasting peace.
Engineer Rob Merlin is hired to build a bridge from Earth into space.
The pacifist aliens who hold Earth under quarantine want Chan Dalton to find out why their starships have been disappearing. But Earth's military has secretly discovered a way to break the alien quarantine. To protect their secret they want Dalton to find the culprits and stop them - by whatever means necessary. The aliens, on the other hand, are vehemently opposed to the taking of intelligent life, even in self-defense. So when Dalton does discover hostile invaders, he must make a tough choice.
Neal Stephenson's first novel reprinted. A young student's harrowing experience at an American university.
Galveston had been baptized twice. Once by water in the fall of 1900. Again by magic during Mardi Gras, 2004. Creatures were born of survivors' joy and sufferers' pain: scorpions the size of dogs, the Crying Clown, the Widow who ate her victims. And the Island of Galveston would forever be divided - between the real city and a city locked in a sort of constant Carnival, an endless Mardi Gras. Recommended.
Hari Michaelson (first met in HEROES DIE) is a popular actor on earth, but on Overworld he's an assassin responsible for the death of real monarchs and the overthrow of entire governments - all for the entertainment of the multitude of fans observing his every move back on earth.
13 stories of fantasy on the high seas. Resnick, Patton and Rusch are among the authors featured.
Strange deaths, grisly murders, unspeakable mutilations have been plaguing Eternity, California for more than a century. It's all the work of a serial killer, the same serial killer. Now, as the snow falls, terror grips the town as an undying evil begins to hunt once again.
When the aliens learn that it was the US that launched the nuclear offensive against them, Indianapolis disappears in nuclear fire. In alien-held China, a full-fledged rebellion is launched, and in Poland a nuclear bomb goes missing - held by Jewish forces who seek to use it against the Nazis.
Horn's identity has become ambiguous, a complex question. Perhaps Horn and Silk are now one being.
A new collection of speculative fiction stories.
On Earth, Grace and Travis are waiting for the badly wounded Beltan to come out of his coma. But they are being pursued by representatives from Duratek, who are determined to exploit Eldh for everything it is worth, and by mysterious gold-masked sorcerers.
Fionna Kenmare, singer for the Irish acid-folk rock band Green Fire is being attacked by someone or something. Her only hope to bring off the biggest concert of her career lies in the somewhat dubious efforts of two agents, one for the British Office of Occult and Paranormal Sightings, the other for the FBI.
Beneath the beauty of the Marshall Islands lies a battleground for looting pirates and sec men in still functional navy PT boats. Ryan Cawdor and his warrior survivalists emerge here into a grim fight to unlock the secrets of the past.
Mythopoeic Award Winner. World Fantasy Award Nominee. Tamsin is a young woman who died over 300 years ago. Jennifer is a young American, transplanted to England by her mother's remarriage. They are two lonely souls, on opposite sides of life and death, a boundary that they are both about to cross.
Charlemagne has massed his army in Geneva, poised to conquer Italy. Meanwhile the mercenary forces of King Desiderus are on the other side of the Alps, ready to attack anyone who goes over the mountain passes. Between them are the shapeshifters, protected by their leader Maenial and his bride Regeane. But in a short time war destroys everything.
A young woman tries to save her village by striking up a dangerous bargain - with the last surviving Hob.
Tristan, a Shaping, had turned back sorcery's tides in the legendary battle of Lewenbrook that brought his friend Cefwyn the burden of a kingdom and the light of love. But now the Lines that hold the world in place are shifting once again, and Cefwyn's peril, a pretender to his throne, is Tristan's call to arms.
Only an Eagle-Sage can bring harmony and lead the two lands, Lon-Ser and Tobyn-Ser, through the terrible times to come. Clouds of war loom on the horizon as the people of both lands step onto a path that will lead to destiny - and at a terrible cost for every mage in the land.
The orphaned Shan is thrown into an uneasy alliance with the sworn enemies of the Dragon Heir, whose collective purpose is to find the lost Crown of Silence. Shan joins the quest, but is uneasy about his companions. Soon he will learn the identity of the true heir to this icon of power.
By the actor who plays B'Elanna Torres in Voyager. Andrea Flores is the only survivor of an alien massacre. Her desire for vengeance is given a channel when she is offered a place in the Tenebrea, a unique and mysterious cadre of warriors.
Bound to the temporary safety of the cave of Sanctuary, the survivors of Tencendor mourn the loss of Caelum and struggle to come to terms with the traitorous Drago's true identity. Now, as DragonStar the StarSon, Drago must prepare the unwilling Tencendorians for Queteb's onslaught.
The enemies of Krondor now have the powerful stone the Tear of the Gods and intend to use it against the embattled kingdom. Prince Arutha, his loyal squires, and the great magicians of Stardock, must somehow wrest the Tear from those who would pervert its might.
Series conclusion. The war between Earth and Castle has taken its toll on both worlds. Now the ruler of Castle - the insidious Pale Man - plans to resolve the conflict by melding the technology of Earth with the magical powers of Castle. For the Pale Man, it means absolute victory. For all others - utter annihilation. The ultimate battle for the fate of two worlds is about to begin.
The year is 1886. The United States has been in a state of undeclared war with the Cheyenne Alliance for decades. Custer's son was last seen in a newfangled flying machine. And giant lizards wander the plains. This is the American West as it might have been.
Paranormal investigator Ethan Proctor travels to Georgia to investigate a series of disappearances and mutilations.
Sequel to RED HEART OF MEMORIES. Wandering witch Matilda Black and Edmund Reynolds, a young man with magic of his own, visit the house where Edmund grew up. The house speaks to Matilda, sending them on a quest for Edmund's childhood friends. They must all gather against a rising darkness.
Whether it's a blessing or curse, Claire Hansen's gift for reweaving time and space must be used to maintain the balance between Light and Darkness. But when an angel and a devil take human form - raging hormonal teenaged form - it's up to Claire to keep all hell and heaven from bursting loose.
B.C. AUTHOR. Picaresque fantasy set on a dying earth. The young aristocrat Filidor is taken under the wing of the wizened dwarf Gaskarth. The two set off across a strange and dangerous landscape in search of Filidor's elusive uncle. As they go Gaskarth attempts to broaden Filidor's rather narrow horizons.
The young boy and his dog, trapped aboard the Flying Dutchman, set off on a journey of their own. They arrive in the unlikely Chapelvale village, a Victorian town under siege. If Ben and his dog can help solve the clues and riddles hidden beneath floorboards and deep inside walls, maybe they can help save Chapelvale.
The Ascendancy is at peace. But Ilarian, son to Key and Mandine, knows that his Aunt Theatana, exiled and now missing, has been forever tainted by the sorcerer Erkai's almost unimaginable evil power.
Ash must join the mysterious and mythological Sull and help prepare for the coming war against the malevolent Endlords. Raif, an outlaw and outcast of the clan, continues his journey to find and raise the Fortress of Grey Ice.
Crispin the mosaicist has reached fabled Sarantium. And into the deadly webs of the imperial city another voyager is drawn: the physician Rustem of Kerakek has learned that saving the life of Bassania's King of Kings is not enough to ensure a man's fortune. Recommended.
Can one young woman harness her magical powers in time to save herself from a vindictive sorceress who has followed her halfway around the world? A story of magical vengeance set in Victorian London.
From the author of THE SILK CODE. The idealistic multi-talented crew of the first interstellar ship includes two vigorous men near 70 years old. The ship finds itself able - or perhaps doomed - to return from Alpha Centauri before it left.
At Kinsale the Gaelic nobility that had ruled Ireland for millenia was finally crushed by the British invaders. The survivors entrust themselves to the last true Gaelic prince, Donal Cam O'Sullivan.
In a far universe ruled with slavery and drugs, a Starcaptain turned slave discovers that rebellion is the highest form of love.
Winner of the Prometheus Award. From the author of THE CASSINI DIVISION. Identity and memory, self and story meet at the end of the Stone Canal. The clone of a 21st century anarchist agitator is back and looking for the man who sent him to a cold and lonely death.
Lord Colum of Sevenwater, is blessed with six sons, but it is Sorcha, the seventh child and only daughter, who alone is destined to defend her family and protect her land against the Britons and the clan known as Northwoods. For her father has been betwitched, and her brothers bound by a spell that only Sorcha can lift. But she is exiled from Sevenwaters, cast out into the forest, and fallen into the hands of the enemy. Recommended.
Priscilla Hutchins has retired from planetary exploration and alien archaeology to pilot a routine run. But she is called when ruins suggesting sentient life have been discovered on a planet doomed to a collision with a rogue moon in two weeks. But then she is marooned there by a monstrous earthquake and forced into a desperate cross-continent trek to the heart of a mysterious alien technology.
In the sprawling gothic city of New Crobuzon, a stranger has come to request the services of Isaac, an overweight and slightly eccentric scientist. But the impossible request - that of flight - results in Isaac releasing a dark force upon the city.
A beautiful young scientist lies dead in a top-secret laboratory, a victim of an illegal experiment with the forbidden nanotechnology known as "LoVs" - intelligent organisms that live at the limits of human vision. In Vietnam's Mekong Delta, a daring journalist probes a mysterious cult rumoured to have awesome powers. A new stage of evolution is about to begin.
All the classic police stories in one volume, including the original PARATIME and LORD KALVAN OF OTHERWHEN.
18 tales of spectres out of time. Includes stories from Roland Green, Lisanne Norman, Andre Norton, Michael Stackpole, and Elizabeth Scarborough.
A sprawling saga of the exile and return of a warrior race of shapechangers returns to print. SHAPECHANGERS and THE SONG OF HOMANA in an omnibus edition.
The classic alternate history is back in print - the assassination of Queen Elizabeth in 1588 results in a 20th century where technology has been held back to the level of the steam locomotive and the Church of Rome reigns supreme.
Only dimly aware of his vast Omega powers, Endicott must seek his new destiny aboard a world-sized star colony which an alien race has sabotaged with a seductive drug known as Heat. And lead a ragtag crew of Plebs known as the Cowboys on their journey from outlaw gang to starship crew.
Original title: ROBERT SILVERBERG'S WORLDS OF WONDER. 13 classic stories serve as an introduction to the secrets, craft and art of science fiction, including Bester, Dick, Vance, Pohl and other masters.
An intelligent microbe race that can live in other intelligent beings is colonizing the human race throughout the civilized universe. In some people they are brain enhancers, in others a fatal brain plague, a living addiction. This is the story of one woman's psychological and moral struggle to adjust to having an ambitious colony of microbes living permanently in her own head. Recommended.
Continues the future history series of novels begun in ARCHITECTS OF EMORTALITY, INHERIT THE EARTH, and THE FOUNTAINS OF YOUTH. It is the eve of the next world war, a bio-tech war. Lisa Frieman, a forensic researcher, is attacked in her apartment. Jordan Miller, a distinguished scientist, has disappeared, taking with him a secret discovery.
A reissue of the Nebula-award winning novel. Genius renegade scientist and bush wizard Gregorian has come to the dark and dangerous water world of Miranda with magic and forbidden technology, planning to remake the rotting, dying world in his own evil image.
Sequel to MIRAGE. Coren Lanra, head of security for DyNan Manuel Industries, attempts to solve the murder of the daughter of DyNan's president. But the clues are locked in the inaccessible memory of the deactivated positronic brain of a robot.
Sequel to INTO THE DARKNESS and DARKNESS DESCENDING. The scholars of Kuusamo are no closer to understanding the bloodless magic that may win the war for them, but the time for research grows short. An uneasy alliance has been formed with Lagaos and Unkerlant to defeat the Algarvian threat.
Sequel to INTO THE DARKNESS. Algarvian soldiers corral Kaunians to send them west into work camps. In Kuusamo, scholars race to find the relation between the laws of similarity and contagion. Rumours abound about the Algarvian work camps, rumours most cannot believe are true. But the mages know, for they can feel the loss of life in their very souls.
The People's Republic of Haven made a tiny mistake when it announced the execution of Honor Harrington. Now she has escaped from the prison planet Hell and returned to the Manticoran Alliance. Her return from the dead comes at a critical time, providing a huge morale boost. Can the "Salamander", as the newsies now call her, stand the heat in the furnace this time?
"Ms. Midshipwoman Harrington" : Honor begins her brilliant career with a desperate battle against "pirates". Closer to home, in "Changer of Worlds", the alien treecats have kept a secret from their human friends for centuries - its revelation will change the relationship between the two species forever.
Two irresistible forces are rushing together to crush Grayson. Honor Harrington, hounded into retirement, now accepts the duty of helping strengthen the Grayson navy against eventual attack.
Seven-foot tall Heyoka Blackeagle was raised as a human and thinks like a human. Now, however, he hopes to form a group of unruly hrinn into proficient Rangers. The experiment appears to be failing as word arrives that the planet must be evacuated. Heyoka and his troops are left behind.
Conclusion. In a universe where Earth no longer exists, the remnants of humanity survive in space stations and starships. Now, an army of genetically enhanced warriors is sent to destroy mankind - once and for all. Only one woman can stop them: renegade intelligence agent Morgan Roche.
Dr. Veronica Hatch finds an advanced alien race attempting to colonize Venus. Xenophobia erupts on Earth at the news and Veronica must use the fragile trust she has built with the increasingly agitated aliens to prevent them from taking precipitous action.
A company of Union Marines and Medics, sent to find crash survivors, find themselves on a hellish world, hunted by an unknown enemy. Space-time warps, weapons and equipment vanish as the murderous creatures stalk the Marines.
A corpse found at a Hollywood construction site is the harbinger of a supernatural evil. Angel is led to a cigarette girl named Betty McCoy and a new PI in town, Mike Slade, who dresses and acts as though he's in the golden age of Hollywood.
Racial tensions are sparked in Sunnyvale when a Chinese gang hits town. Willow's friend Jia Li is feeling the backlash from the hostility. Jia remains true to her cultural heritage, but her brother Lok is about renounce the old ways for a modern American lifestyle, and is willing to use the occult to accomplish it.
Episode guide to the 7th season of the X-Files.
In an endless war against savage orks, merciless eldar and the insidious threat of Chaos, Kage and the Last Chancers penal battalion of the Thirteenth Legion must fight not only to win, but to survive.
Season One of the BUFFY spinoff is examined in detail, episode-by-episode.
40 years after the Chaos War: new heroes will appear to battle the dragons who have seized control of Ansalaon, as a violent magical storm arrives, bringing flood and fire, death and destruction.
Tie-in to the TV two-night primetime presentation from Hallmark Entertainment. A man must find and rescue a famous Chinese manuscript from a group of demons who've kept it and its author prisoner in a mythical underground world.
In the mirror universe Klingons and Cardassians rule the Alpha quadrant. As a trained operative for the Obsidian Order, Annika Hansen targets Kira Nerys, the powerful Intendant of Bajor. To get close to her prey, Annika must work her way into the Intendant's fickle affections.
Intendant Kira Nerys, unaware of the danger in her liason with Annika Hansen, also faces attacks from both the sadistic Deanna Troi and Sol System Intendant B'Elanna Torres.
Following the events of the Dominion War, Klingon Ambassador Worf reluctantly attempts to forge a fragile peace between hardened rebels and the local Klingon governorship ruling the icy planet of taD. The problem is: Klingons don't negotiate.
The Enterprise is escorting an alien prince to his coming-of-age ritual on the planet Fandre, a giant hunting preserve filled with deadly, carnivorous beasts, when disaster strikes. The shuttlecraft carrying the prince and honour guards Riker and Worf is suddenly marooned on this dangerous world.
Anthology of WARHAMMER 40,000 stories set in the war-torn 41st millenium, as humanity stands on the shores of damnation with its only saviour the Immortal God Emperor and the massed armies of the Imperium.
In an ancient realm of magic and warfare, the wizard-warrior Medivh is torn by two destinies: to become a force for light, or darkness - and the powerful choice he makes will seal the fate of his entire world.
The classic monsters from Universal Studio's vaults (of THE DEVIL'S BROOD) return. When a full moon rises over a dark mountain citadel, the Werewolf of London is reborn. On a Caribbean isle, where zombies rise and walk, Frankenstein's creature is alive. And in an archaeological excavation, a preserved cadaver moves, and Dracula is awakened.
The deadly invasion of Dominaria by the Phyrexians is just beginning. Urza Planeswalker leads a band of powerful spellcasters against the Phyrexian's home world. Meanwhile an artificial plane, Rath, is slowly superimposing itself on top of Dominaria.
Exploring a distant planet, the SG-1 team encounters a mysterious race of beings who can tap into their dreams and make everything they find there real.
Three more supernatural adventures featuring Buffy's friend Willow.
Kerrick, an elf from the golden woods of Silvanesti, has been exiled to the cold, forbidding remote land of Icewall. There a band of barbarian villagers make their stands against the remnants of an ogre empire that is determined to once again rule the frozen wastes.
The time is just before the events of THE PHANTOM MENACE. Darth Sidious is setting in motion his secret plans to blockade the planet Naboo when he learns that one of his Neimoidian flunkies has double-crossed him. He sends Darth Maul to kill the Neimoidian, but the information has already changed hands. Now one man and his Jedi companion have the means to destroy all of Sidious's evil plans - unless Darth Maul can destroy them first.
Vancouver author. When a shadowrunner manages to extract PCI's most vital employee, it's Alma's job as security expert to get him back. But all the evidence points to the one person who couldn't have done it - Alma herself. To redeem herself Alma must find the real culprit. But the runner not only looks like Alma, she's also equipped with Alma's cybernetic implants.
A lone Taelon scientist, Ma'el visited Earth a millenium ago. One brave Celtic warrior defended this stranger from humans who would sooner kill than ask questions of so strange a being. Ma'el and his protector set out on a journey around the world bound for parts unknown.
The floating city of Shade has been hidden in the demiplane of shadows by the archwizards who ruled it since the fall of Netheril. Now the time has come for the city to return to the world of Faerun as the evil archwizards begin their invasion.
An unknown disruption of subspace is creating "dead zones" where technology will not function, possibly dooming Alpha Quadrant to a new dark age. Picard, Spock and an infamous Romulan war criminal must join forces to find the source of the disruption.
Subspace is being eroded by a vast alien mechanism located between a black hole and a nearby inhabited planet. The ancient device is all that prevents the planet from disappearing forever, but as a side-effect it is destroying subspace.
Based on the computer game. Human reporter Danny Liberty stumbles onto the story of a lifetime at the front lines of a battle of Terran exiles against the mysterious Protoss and the ruthless Zerg Swarm.
Out of Buffy's own psyche a box appears molded from human skin and bone and wreaking disaster on Sunnyvale. Buffy must team up with the enigmatic sorcerer Kit Bothwell to find the source of the evil in the history of the succession of Slayers.
Storm clouds gather around the icy city of Praag as the foul hordes of Chaos lay ruinous siege to the northern lands of Kislev. Only Gotrek Gurnisson, a death-seeking dwarf Slayer and his sworn human companion Felix Jaeger, stand between the city and the forces of Darkness.
Angel must overcome his reluctance to step into the computer age when police investigate a trail of desiccated corpses stretching across the city sharing one common link - each of the victims avidly chatted online.
Dhamon Grimwulf, once a Hero of the Heart, has sunk into crime and squalour. He must find the will to redeem himself - the dragon overlords of the Fifth Age coldly plot to strengthen their rule.
Gotham City, devastated and isolated by an earthquake, has fallen into anarchy and gang warfare. Police Commisioner Jim Gordon and Batman must put aside their differences to deal with Gotham's unique menagerie of psychotic criminals - the Joker, the Penguin, Two-Face, Poison Ivy, and many more.
For a millenium the Phoenix Clan has sought knowledge in all its forms - magical and mystical, medical and elemental. While the other clans war with each other, the Phoenix bide their time, wary of a greater threat.
Two agents from a covert organziation specializing in the paranormal are looking for their partner, who has disappeared. Along the way they run into a charismatic neo-Nazi leader who is seeking to make the ultimate super-race. They discover that the leader is in fact well over a century old and going strong.