hc = hardcover, tp = trade (oversized) paperback, [UK ed] = British publication, [CDN ed] = Canadian publication. Default is US publication.
Please note that this listing is not exhaustive; we have many more (several hundred more) titles coming during this period.
Claire Norton is the reincarnation of a 17th-century noblewoman found guilty of witchcraft. She struggles to learn the nature of the forces arrayed against her, guided by her familiar Leo, an ancient spirit in an animal's body. As she prepares for future battles with the Dark Circle coven, the black witches and warlocks, she also attempts to discover where her mother, missing for three years, has gone.
The vampire world is about to have a civil war over Damali, spoken word artist and a powerful vampire. Fallon Nuit, a rogue vampire, and the Vampire Council, both have plans for her.
13 original tales of worlds within worlds. Some of the contributing authors are Stephen Baxter, Pamela Sargent, Robert J. Sawyer, Robert Sheckley, and George Zebrowski and other masters of miniaturization.
Calliope is a member of Ecstasia, the most popular band in Elysia, a magical city where the only crime is growing old. Then her visions take her to Under, where the Old Ones go to die, and where her parents had vanished long ago. She is joined by sibling Rafe, in search of the Doctor, who can bring back the dead to ease their loved ones' hearts. And that is when the rapture turns to nightmare.
From the author of ECSTASIA. Young Primavera leaves the safety of Desert life and races to the temptations of the city of Elysia in the company of a stranger named Gunn.
Winter Musgrave turns to Truth for help. She seems to be possessed - objects shatter when she passes; corpses of animals appear on her doorstep; she has the feeling that something terrible happened in her unremembered past.
The magicians of Imardin gather each year to purge the city of undesirables. But a young girl penetrates their shield and secures a place in the Magicians' Guild.
A collection of all of Card's short fiction written prior to 1990. This volume has 46 stories with essays and memoirs.
The first of two connected novels in the Time Odyssey series: a glowing orb appears over the landscape of central Asia and unknown forces rip the Earth into a patchwork of conflicting eras. Now 19th century British soldiers mix with UN peacekeepers from 2037, the Mongol army led by Genghis Khan and the forces of Alexander the Great. What is the power that creates the impassively watching Eyes? Can the process be reversed?
Alternate history: if Imperial Germany had invaded America at the dawn of the twentieth century. Famous historical figures from Teddy Roosevelt to young Douglas MacArthur have joined forces to do battle.
Tahquil has learned that she alone holds the key to the Gate of Oblivion's Kiss, the only way back to the mystical land of Faeran. Now, as front line casualties mount and her beloved Thorn is missing in action, she must race across Erith and cast the warmongers out before all is lost.
Kern is a werewolf, on the run from a harper bent on stealing his life away. He finds refuge at the Inn of the Yellow Tinker and the woman he was destined to love. But can he risk both human and harper vengeance to keep her?
Cerin Songweaver falls in love with the Maid of the Grey Rose. Her betrothed is Yarac Stone-Slayer, the feared and terrible Waster, who abducts the mysterious beauty. Cerin, armed only with a tinkerblade and the magic of song, follows.
The first two adventures featuring Sam McCade, ex-Imperial Navy soldier turned interstellar bounty hunter, in a single volume: IMPERIAL BOUNTY and GALACTIC BOUNTY (originally published as WAR WORLD).
After a thousand years, mankind is springing back from collapse, reclaiming the galaxy. But it is a period of instability and it is possible for a brave man or woman to become very wealthy - or very dead. IGNITING THE REACHES, THROUGH THE BREACH, and FIRESHIPS in a single volume.
In 1938 Chicago, Vampire P. I. Jack Fleming's swank new nightclub is attracting a combustible clientele. And Jack must take to the cold, violent streets to find a blackmailer who is onto the detective's unnatural secret.
Jackal Segura's privileged life ends when she is wrongly convicted of a terrible crime. She is sentenced to Virtual Confinement, a punishment designed to simulate years of solitary imprisonment in a few months of real time. Eventually paroled, she struggles to come to terms with the strange country she has entered and the frightening after-effects of VC, until she finds the place called Solitaire. Recommended.
A 17-year-old farm girl named Jenna picks up a small but strangely alluring stone on Knobtop Hill - and, with that single act, changes her peaceful life forever. First the lights appear - the mage-lights which shone only in the legends from the Time Before. Then, with the lights, come the trouble and the magic, too. What she holds in her hand is the Lamh Shabhala, the master stone of legend which could reawaken all the stones.
Nearly two decades after Jenna became First Holder, her daughter Meriel finds herself in enemy hands. Suddenly she becomes a pawn in a deadly game where her life is worth less than the "cloch na thintri", the special magic stones.
Victor Renquist, centuries old Nosferatu colony master, has been co-opted by the paranormal branch ofthe National Security Agency. In this concluding volume of the Renquist quartet, Victor is asked to aid NSA operative Jack Coulson in routing out survivors of Hitler's Third Reich who have set up a secret base in Antartica.
Weber, Lackey, Lindskold, Wentworth, Freer and Flint contribute stories set in the alternate history of Flint's 1632.
"A volcano of a story that builds from deceptively quiet beginnings to an incandescent eruption of violence. This tale of one man's smoldering, malignant rage at society is a potent one." - Britsh Fantasy Award winner Simon Clark. HC: Bloodletting Press (Australia).
As the ailing President Custer struggles to prevent war, it's unclear whether his renegade son will be able to fulfill his role as the saviour of the Cheyenne - and nemesis of his father.
25 stories dealing with the Grail from its mythic past to its unexpected future. Bradley, Card, Lackey, Norton, Wolfe, Wurts, Gaiman, Paxson, Foster and Yolen are among the contributors.
Against overwhelming odds Lewis Deathstalker is determined to find out the truth about his famous ancestor Owen Deathstalker, who disappeared over 200 years ago. Owen is the only one who can save humanity from the Terror he predicted - which has finally arrived.
Paranormal romance. A fiery young vampire, Catherine de la Fer, sets out on a mission to save her sister from the clutches of an evil sorceror.
A collection of the most outstanding short stories from the last twenty years that speak directly to teens. This anthology includes Ursula LeGuin, Neil Gaiman, Charles DeLint, Orson Scott Card, Harry Turtledove, Robin McKinley and many more.
The recently located first novel, with a foreward by Spider Robinson. Perry Nelson crashed his car in 1939 and awakens in 2086, the ways of the future radically different from his own time. He receives a fascinating education in US and global history. Perry must absorb it all, and help his new world advance - with a little help from the past.
Magiere the dhampir and Leesil, her half-elf partner, are called out of self-imposed retirement when vampires besiege the capital city of Bela.
OVERTIME and GRAILBLAZERS in a single volume.
The three people who saved England from Rufus O'Niall and the green nazi occupation have done so at a huge cost. They go into hiding from friends and fans in Mexico until tracked down by an emissary of the US President with an offer they can't refuse. It's about a movie, allegedly...
In this prequel to the WHEEL OF TIME, a battle has raged for three days in the city of Tar Valon. In the city a Foretelling of the future is uttered - "on the slopes of Dragonmount: an infant who will change the world is born."
From the Bram Stoker award winning author, comes a thriller about a man who embarks on a cross-country trip to save his son after a plague turns nearly all of America's population into zombies.
Welcome to Anderson. Population: dead. They say it's a small, quiet town. But it has a wild nightlife.
Sequel to PROBABILITY MOON and PROBABILITY SUN. Humanity is losing the war with the alien Fallers. As the action moves from Earth to Mars to the farthest reaches of known space, four humans - armed with little more than an unproven theory - try to enter the Fallers' home star system. The fate of the entire universe may hang in the balance of this desperate gamble.
In the realm of Five Hundred Kingdoms, where fairy tales and happily-ever-afters are an everyday occurence, the newest fairy godmother in the land has a difficult task. Can she sort out each fate of three seemingly hopeless princes to fulfill their destiny while saving the kingdom from a nefarious sorcerer king?
Klatsand, a community managed by women, grows from a primitive settlement on the coast of Oregon to a small seaside resort. This is the story of the community's growth through several generations. Mainstream novel.
Le Guin's 3rd collection of essays, non-fiction and literary criticism, including work on creativity and the artistic life and rare autobiographical works.
In this sequel to "City Infernal", young Cassie is forced to return to the city of Hell and discovers a diabolical plan to bring all the evils of Hell to the land of the living.
For ten millenia Nova Babylonia has been the greatest city of the Second Sphere, an interstellar civilization of human and other beings who throughout history have been secretly removed from Earth. Now, as humans and aliens compete and conspire, an alien invasion reaches New Babylon.
The Irelands have just moved to the country. A hideously scarred woman appears in reflections all over their new home. They are thankful to be away from the city - until they realize that no can hear them scream.
Prince Conrig of Cathra - who waits patiently as his father the king wastes slowly away - has hatched a plan in league with his lover, the seductive sorcerss Princess Ullanoth of Moss. And if their secret alliance succeeds in its goal, whe warring kingdoms of High Blenholm will be united once and for all - under the iron hand of one supreme rule.
Sequel to ILLUMINATION. Six years after all the magelight has been extinguished, Eiden Myr is in chaos, attacked by drought, floods, quakes and wild weather. Poisoned rivers rise and disease and pestilence spread. Where is the binder destined to reshape the shattered world?
DINOSAUR PLANET and DINOSAUR PLANET SURVIVORS in a single omnibus edition.
Daish Kheda is ruler of a peaceful southern domain in the Archipelago who resolves to combat a powerful sorcerer who is wreaking chaos and destruction in the outer islands. This decision will lead to battles of sword and wizardry and to the discovery of an unimaginable magical force.
The author of GRAIL PRINCE and QUEEN OF CAMELOT retells the famous love story.
Marlene Moore accepts a job that gives her a chance to get in her car and just drive. But now, as she journeys around England, the land turns stranger and more dreamlike the further she travels. Slowly she is falling prey to a sickness that is changing the world around her. And the job itself turns out to be far more weird and dangerous than she ever imagined.
Ross Murdock discovers evidence that someone has tampered with events in ancient Atlantis. Disguised as traders, they come to the Lost Continent and find the alien Baldies already in place. What are they up to?
The classic JUDGMENT ON JANUS and VICTORY ON JANUS together in one omnibus volume. Naill Renfro, on the far-off jungle world of Janus, seeks to find the origin of his strange new memories of a time when he was not human, before the civilization of this world fell.
"Greetings from the dead". Maxwell Broadbent, notorious treasure hunter and tomb robber, left behind this videotape after his mysterious disappearance. The final challenge to Maxwell's three sons is to find the buried treasure and priceless Mayan codex. Hot in pursuit, a ruthless CEO from a pharmaceutical company sends mercenaries who want to find the codex and treasures first.
Sequel to SIGNALS. Starship Alpha is a generation ship on an interstellar journey to locate the source of the extraterrestrial signals that were heard on Earth two hundred years ago. However, the new generations, born and bred aboard ship, see no reason to continue a voyage on behalf of a homeworld they've never known.
In the darkening chill of winter three Atherton University freshmen are mysteriously drawn together by fate. But the intricate webs of deceit they have spun to protect themselves are slowly twisted into shackles that chain them to their doom. Snowbound, and trapped on campus, the friends find themselves unwilling pawns in the machinations of an evil force that has taken hold of Atherton.
In humanity's war against the dreaded Juggernaut like machines, Berserkers are threatening the Twin Worlds by capturing the President and reprogramming his brain to suit their violent agenda. Only the Huveans can save the Twin Worlds from annihilation.
35 thought-provoking essays from the editor of ANALOG since 1978.
Haft and Spinner, the Frangeria Marines, battle to find a way home through a landscape fraught with demons, magic, and danger.
Anthology of all-new short novels by 11 major fantasy authors writing in their bestselling universes, from Diana Gabaldon to Neil Gaiman to Terry Brooks.
Jaele's family is murdered by a seafaring band of raiders, members of a long-accursed race. Consumed by rage and grief, and alone for the first time in her life, she vows vengeance and so seeks out the Sea Raiders in their own barren land across the eastern ocean. Canadian author.
New speculative fiction stories from black writers.
Haemas is framed for the murder of her father. She flees into an alien world where she must learn to harness her natural mental powers before her treacherous relatives find her.
The last Sun Sword has been delivered into the hands of its rightful owner, and the armies of the Dominion and the Empire are about to rendezvous for their final battle. No one will know how Kiriel will change the course of the war.
Valdar learns from the sorcerer Nyrthim that the demons, long banished from the world they once ruled, were about to make a comeback: someone is trying to summon them in order to conquer the world. Valdar and his companions at arms must somehow thwart the plan.
Earth has been destroyed, and with it the natural order of things. What little that remains of humanity has small hope of survial, caught as they are between the Spinners and the Starfish.
Sergeant Kendra Pacelli is on the run from a repressive government that controls all of Earth and most settled planets. She makes her way to the Freehold of Grainne, the only developed system outside the UNES and the Colonial Alliance. There she can seek asylum and build a new life in a society that doesn't track its residents' every move. Until the Earth government learns where she is.
A teenager passes from our world to a magical realm of seven worlds, where he is given the body of a mature man. Even though he remains a boy inside, he must act as a man as he sets out to find his sword to become a knight. Recommended.
S'jen and G'kaan have driven the Domain out of Qin territory despite the disastrous consequences for their colony planets, while Rose Rico and her renegade female crew have launched a daring but unsuccessful raid against the Domain's base. Captured and forced to serve as pleasure slaves for the Alphas, Rose and her crew must navigate a dramatic series of twists and turns to achieve liberation of Earth.
Human Lissa and her partner Karl - a giant alien academic who resembles a tyrannosaurus - are interstellar archaeologists who have discovered an immense artifact left by the mysterious Forerunners. But two freebooters have also discovered the artifact, and only Lissa and Karl stand between the freebooters and huge financial rewards.
Twenty-something Paige (first met in STOLEN) runs her own website design company and is also a witch. But now she must battle the telekinetic half-demon Leah O'Donnell who shows up to fight for custody of Paige's ward, Savannah. Although Paige is ready for her, she's not quite so prepared for the team of supernaturals that Leah brings with her, including a powerful sorcerer who claims to be Savannah's father. Canadian author.
In a continued exploration of the Shape Mage world (introduced in CHARMED DESTINIES), the story follows the lives of two "flawed" shape mages, Chime and Muller, who are no longer in line to rule Aronsdale. Flawed or not, Chime and Muller are still two of the strongest mages in the land. The two imperfect mages are thrown together on a quest across the land and are forced to rely on one another's strengths against an unknown dark force.
Kane and his fellow warriors battle nine human-hybrid barons who are trying to dominate Earth two centuries after the nuclear conflagration. The battle is far from over as the resurrected demon king of a lost world retreats to the great pyramids of Mars for a final act of madness.
Canadian author. Four have set off on a journey to find the coveted Stone of the Stars on the mystical isle of Trynisia, where once humans lived alongside dragons: a bookworm, a devoted missionary, a half-breed solder-slave, and one who is possibly a prophesied saviour in the battle against the Dark God. Can they reach the isle and find the stone before the tyrannical God-King Kahalzar?
Sequel to LION'S BLOOD. As Egypt and Ethiopia prepare for war, the New World is drawn into the conflict. Ethiopian nobleman Kai and Aidan, the white Irishman who was recently Kai's slave, will find themselves caught up in the civil war.
Magic is forbidden throughout the Four Realms, and for decades sorcerers and those associating with them have been hunted to near extinction. Now the Leiren noblewoman Seri shelters a wanted fugitive who possesses unusual abilities and who holds the fate of the realms in his hands.
The Castle looms over the streets of modern Chicago, home to G. Gordon Greeg, physician-murderer. His methods are swift, scientific, and painless. Until Crystal, a newspaper reporter, becomes suspicious.
Terry Brooks offers a memoir on writing, advice and pointers.
Ethan Feld, a lousy but lovable Little Leaguer, finds himself playing in the most important baseball game ever. Not only the game, but the fate of the world rests on his shoulders. Recommended.
Vel has learned that he is half Fril, the race of aliens that are implacable enemies of the humans. On the planet Hera, Vel is heir to the throne in the city of Hope, but is he up to the task of ruling the ravaged city? Recommended.
Cherryh introduces this special volume of her short stories, novellas, and novelettes.
Cymel's father has been murdered and she has been trapped by sorcerers in the body of a white bird. Her otherworld companion Breith has crossed from Glandair to rescue her. Lyanz, the only one who can save his world from the coming chaos, is sequestered far away. But if he is to be of any use in the upcoming conflict, he must leave his safe haven behind.
A vampire who refuses to keep his brutal appetite in check is targeted by a network of assassins and regulators who keep the peace between humans and vampires.
A collection of 17 short stories that range from magic realism to horror by Nebula and World Fantasy award winner, Jack Dann. The collection includes "Da Vinci Rising"," Bad Medicine", and"The Diamond Pit" as well as other notable short stories.
Jon Koshar escapes from prison as the nation of Toromon plunges into war. The nation goes into a frenzy of preparation, people shouting war slogans, companies bidding for war contracts, politicians plotting, scientists developing new weapons. Jon's quest is to find who the real enemy is.
Traveling through different dimensions where Nazi swastikas fly from the Eiffel Tower of modern Paris--ex-Green Beret Eric Dane and his Navy seals must fight humanity's most ancient enemy to save a dying planet Earth.
Led by Brutus, wielding the magic of the Gods, the remnants of Troy are drawn to Albion (Britain), where they construct a new Labyrinth. However, it is never completed and the ancient magic is set free. A thousand years pass but the old magic is not finished with the players: new faces, new bodies, old souls. Court intrigues and a warrior who waits across the sea are ready to complete what began centuries ago.
A gathering storm of dark, centuries-old forces prepares to make a final, cataclysmic return. The land of the Aoi, long cast out, will reunite with its origin.
21 short story and poetry selected from his best published work, including "Heat of Fusion", "110 Stories", and "Winter Solstice, Camelot Station".
Tom Kolczyskrenski joins up with two old buddies to set up a three-member motorcycle gang so that they can get a Defense grant to study social interactions in motorcycle gangs. But they get distracted when they observe a strange phenomenon that can only be due to a time machine. When they find the plans for the machine they think they are going to get rich.
TOO MANY MAGICIANS, MURDER AND MAGIC, and LORD DARCY INVESTIGATES in a single volume. Welcome to an alternate world where Richard the Lion-Hearted did not die in the year 1199 and where the great detective Lord Darcy and the sorcerer Sean O'Lochlainn combine occult skills and brilliant deductions to bring criminals to the King's Justice.
Market research consultant Cayce Pollard takes a secret assignment to investigate some intriguing snippets of video that have been appearing on the internet. Then her borrowed apartment is burgled and her computer hacked, and she realizes there is more to this than there seems. Her journey will take her to Tokyo and on to Russia. Recommended.
Will James attends his tenth high school reunion and finds a sort of alternative universe in which realities fade and "new" memories begin to block them out. He comes to understand he is trapped in a web of ever-shifting certainties unless he can find a way to stop it.
The European Union enacts far-reaching human rights legislation to protect the incompetent. And now a murder has been committed and our possibly incompetent detective must solve the crime.
The entire cavalcade of Eire from its earliest beginnings right up to the current climate ofthe U2 rockband and novels by Roddy Doyle are a backdrop for this collection of all new stories of the fantastic featuring Ray Bradbury, Tanith Lee, Charles de Lint, Morgan Llywelyn, Jane Yolen, and others.
600 years in the future, sentient wooden ships travel beneath canvas sails in a universe corrosive to technology. This is Two-Space, the way to reach the stars, and inhabited by alien races. Here Lt. Thomas Melville's ship is mortally wounded in a cowardly surprise attack. Melville must capture a feral, sentient enemy ship and then fight his way across the galaxy to warn of a vast invading armada.
Even though Meredith Gentry spends each night with the Queen of Air and Darkness's immortal guard, no child and heir has come of their decadent pleasures. But something else is happening. With enemies growing in number every day, Meredith's magic surges through her like never before, transforming her in wild and unpredictable ways.
In 5 centuries the mighty Empire of the Mexica, descendants of the ancient Aztecs, has spread out to conquer the earth. Now, on a desolate barren world far from the heart of civilization, Gretchen Andersson, a young human xeno-archaeologist, is about to discover an awesome, long-buried secret that could alter the galactic balance of power forever.
Gretchen, Magdalena, and Parker continue their work on the artifact are unaware that the Imperial Mexican Priesthood has decided to wage a flower war on their planet in order to "blood" the Emperor's son.
In this seventh adventure of the Wolfwalker world, where humans share a special telepathic bond with wild wolves.
Prince Dutiful has vowed to journey to the Out Islands to slay the dragon Icefyre who has been frozen in a glacier for untold millenia. As Dutiful and his Skillmaster FitzChivalry make the perilous journey, they find themselves up against the Fool - a formidable opponent determined not to slay Icefyre, but to free him. Recommended.
Merlin returns to Alba (England) to the deserted fortress of Taurovinda - the Hill of the White Bull. Urtha, King of Cornovidi, is coming home to regain his stronghold, and Jason is sailing to Alba on the Argo to find his son. In this sequel to CELTIKA, at the center of this tale of magic, is Merlin, an enchanter in the prime of his life. Recommended.
Constance Clements, 1880's Montana mine owner and time traveler, never saw the murder of her husband Rick coming. To get Rick back, she must convince Rick from an alternative time line to travel back to the Jurassic Period to outwit the master enemy of time and space.
In the historical setting of ancient Rome, two men, Gaius Julius Caesar and Marcus Brutus, discover the rules of combat and love while testing the true strength of friendship as two rival generals, Marius and Sulla, drag the Roman Republic down into civil war.
The collected stories featuring Harve Rackham (appearing in PULLING THROUGH, FIREFIGHT: Y2K, and COMBAT). Harve Rackham and Kate Gallo are the ultimate survivors.
Lt. Joel Gilmore is part of a multi-species space observation team stationed in a distant solar system. They find themselves attacked by the very aliens they are watching. Now Joel and his allies - the enigmatic rusties - explore the parameters of trust in a lethal confrontation with a deeply alien third species. one with a nasty predilection for mass murder on a planetary scale.
Derec is without memory, stranded on an icy asteroid. His only chance for survival is locked within a band of mining robots who are dutifully searching the surface for a mysterious object known as the Key to Perihelion.
The Farseers among the Sidhe of Elfhame Avalon have seen two visions of the future. The evil Unseleighe Sidhe promote one vision: an evil queen takes the throne, invites the Inquisition in, and debauches the nation. In the other, promoted by the good Sidhe, the red-haired child known as Elizabeth will grow up to take the throne and usher in a golden age.
Manhattan physician Michael Cayle moves his family to Ashborough, a New England town, to begin a private practice and discovers a town filled with unimaginable secrets.
Historical novel: the early, "missing years" of Ireland's St. Patrick. These are the years of calamity, defeat and disappointment that form Patrick into a bard and advisor to the High King of Ireland and lead to the mission for which his name is remembered.
From the 2002 winner of the Bram Stoker Award comes this collection of four chilling novellas, including two British fantasy Award-winning works.
Fifteen original tales of adventure and purchases of magic at the Magic Shop - by P. N. Elrod, Jody Lynn Nye, Michelle West and others.
An alien invasion has left part of Earth's population infected with alien viruses. Victims can be saved with a drug called Omnifix, which replaces their DNA with microtechnology - however, their humanity is compromised. Canadian author.
Begins a new series. The Viking brothers Eyvind and Ulf learn of a magical place across the sea where men with courage could go to conquer a land and earn glory. Eyvind finds young Nessa, seer and princess, and his life changes forever. But he also finds a blood oath that might just doom him to kill the only thing he has ever loved.
Plague, civil war, and rampant genetic engineering have spawned chaos and devastation throughout Africa. Nicolas Hyde and his team are investigating a reported massacre in a remote corner of the Congo when they are attacked by a band of ape-like creatures. Despite a government cover-up, Nick is determined to discover the origin of the fierce creatures.
Omnibus containing TREATY AT DOONA and CRISIS ON DOONA: the story of an unspoiled planet which humans cohabit with the cat-like alien race of Hrrubans, an alliance threatened by the arrival of new alien visitors offering friendship.
An orphan girl is haunted by thorns, and a reluctant queen rules between sea and sky, and epics never end.
When the passengers and crew of the Shadowmoon - a small wooden schooner - witness the awful power of Silverdeath, an uncontrollable doomsday weapon, they realize they must act before Silverdeath rains destruction across their entire world. Recommended.
Takeshi Kovacs (of ALTERED CARBON) is back, fifty years on and in a new body and embroiled in a filthy little war on the planet Sanction IV. Recommended.
The enemy has finally advanced, forcing battle. The druid priestess Miradel must journey to the centre of the world - to discover once and for all why the Seven Circles have been engulfed by this enduring darkness and what can be done to end it.
Sequel to SABRIEL and LIRAEL. Lirael, formerly Second Assistant Librarian, is now Abhorsen-in-waiting and charged with maintaining the border between Life and Death. Together with Prince Sam, Mogget, and the Disreputable Dog, Lirael must forestall the waking of unspeakable evil before it has a chance to wield its ultimate powers of destruction. Recommended.
On the Planet Arzor Hosteen Storm is a soldier for Earth's Beast Master Corps: he communicates telepathically with his team of animals. Dedran, a circus manager with ties to the interstellar Thieves Guild that wants to clone telepathic beasts and kill all beast masters, arrives on Arzor with his circus. Laris, a young woman sold into bondage to Dedran, discovers the plot and must warn Storm and Tani.
Arriving home disillusioned from the Crusdades, Hugh discovers his village has been ransacked and his wife abducted by knights in search of a relic worth more than any throne in Europe. Only by taking the role of a jester is he able to infiltrate his enemy's castle where he thinks his wife is captive. There he confronts men more evil than he ever imagined.
Kris Longknife, a marine of Wardhaven, has a lot to live up to and a lot to prove in the long running struggle between Earth and hundreds of warring colonies. Kris's life is on the line and she has one choice: certain death on the front line or mutiny.
Sam Monroe, reluctant commander of a warrior people living in what was once northern Mexico, is aware that the Great Khan to the northwest intends to smash his people. Sam hates the burden of command and especially dreads the prospect of fulfilling his promise to marry the daughter of Queen Joan in order to seal an alliance with her Middle Kingdom.
A generation has passed since Sam Monroe defeated the Great Khan, became King of the Middle Kingdom and ushered in an era of peace. The peace is shattered with the deaths of the King, Queen, and Crown prince. Bajazet, the only surviving member of the royal family, finds himself a pawn in the game of politics and conquest.
Chosen to lead an expedition to reclaim the renegade mages, powerful Shapers who hold no allegiance to either Empire or the Brethren, young Shaper Gyalo must journey across the mystic Burning Lands in a deadly adventure of danger and temptation. His destination, the hidden enclave of Refuge, conceals a shocking truth about the very nature of the world itself, a secret that will start a war without end.
[CANADIAN]. A foundling driven from her native village, 11-year-old Lale discovers a surrogate mother in Makina, the Despotana of Tamurin, a charismatic ruler who maintains a school for orphaned girls. But within the school is a darker, secret one in which Lale is trained as an assassin.
Three short novels: David Weber's MRS. MIDSHIPWOMAN HARRINGTON, wherein Honor Harrington begins her long and brilliant career; David Drake's CHOOSING SIDES, wherein Lt. Huber's Hammer's Slammers are caught in an ambush and Huber is sent on a special mission as a means of redemption; Eric Flint's ISLAND, wherein the enemy learns not to get in the way of the wife of one of General Belisarius's wounded soldiers.
War hero Lord Gareth Martinez arrives in the loyalist capital just as the alien Naxids begin their advance. But his efforts to prepare for the battle are endangered by the intrigues of first his political enemies and then of his own brother.
The galaxy is in chaos, people falling prey to a mysterious disease. Only one man has the ability to help - a man who can heal or kill with a touch. Even Francis Sandow is seeking the man known only as H. (Also includes the novel A DARK TRAVELLING).
In Isavalta magic is a pattern woven into the fabric of the land. Medeoan, Empress of Isavalta, relaizes that her treacherous husband is trying to control both her mind and her empire. Surprisingly, her only true help comes from an unexpected source - fisherman Ingrid Loftfield, an unlikely saviour for a magical empire.
Sequel to the Nebula-winning THE QUANTUM ROSE. One young man gave up his freedom, his family, perhaps even his soul to save an empire. The other was born a prince, but was forced into slavery. Now he has become Imperator of all Skolia. The two stand opposed, ruling empires that have battled for supremacy for centuries. Both know peace is the only solution, but their people only want war.
Ryan and his fellow warriors continue their daily struggle for a better life when they encounter a redoubt filled with preDark technology. The half-mad former sec man orders them to jump-start his private war against two local barons.
The city of Accomplice can watch its Moral Fibre slowly unravel. The Circus of Heart's Shell brings hellish clowning right into the town square.
More than a billion years from now a young woman flees a rigid, timeless Earth in the company of an intelligent beast, wise beyond recognition. She encounters alien agencies that have learned to span parallel universes that lie only a millimeter apart but are invisible to any device known to humanity.
Rachel Whitman has everything: wealth, a new house, and a sweet six year old son named Dylan; however, Dylan has learning disabilities. Should she and her husband sacrifice everything for the experimental brain enhancement procedure on their son?
Among all the novices in the Magicians' Guild, only Sonea comes from lowly beginnings, but she has a powerful ally in Lord Dannyl - until Dannyl must depart for the Elyne court, leaving her at the mercy of her enemies.
Masterworks from Asimov, Clarke, Gibson, Heinlein, Le Guin and many others.
Phedre's path has been strange and dangerous. She has lain with princes and pirate kings, battled a wicked temptress, and saved two nations. Her search to free Hyacinthe, a childhood friend will take her and Joscelin down a fabled river to a forgotten land to face a mysterious power.
In the lands corrupted by the Banished One, a scepter of unimaginable power awaits he who would wield it. Since the Scepter of Mercy was lost from Avornis, the kingdom has been at risk from its magic-using neighbours.
Court Magician Leonardo Pegasus creates the Multiple Empathy Engine, which enables the viewer to see the entire world. At length the government of the land recognizes the value of the device as a means of communication and espionage. A Multiple Empathy network is set up, but unfortunately there is a malevolent force at the heart of the device, and now that the network is in place, it is loose.
The third and last of the de Lint novels originally published under the name Samuel M. Key is reissued. In this dark fantasy, Rachel Sorenson fears that she would never escape her ex-husband's abuse. A stranger who photgraphed her and watched her from afar has come to her rescue. She owes him her life and he means to collect.
An ultra-violent future world controlled by the media, where the rich live behind the safety of a giant fortress wall. In this world Parrish Plessis has learned some useful survival skills, which she will have to use if she is escape Jamon Hondo.
First US publication of the final, complete, expanded version of the novella "The Unteleported Man" which Dick worked on shortly before his death. A corporation offers one-way trips via teleportation to a colonized planet billed as the supreme paradise. A neurotic decides to pilot a starship on an 18-year voyage to the colony to see if anyone wants to come back. The corporation will stop at nothing to prevent this.
Art is a member of a secret society, Eastern Standard Tribe, that is bound together by common sleep schedules, secret protocols, encrypted instant messaging, and a love of Manhattan-style bagels. Perhaps Art is not a member since he is in a nuthouse.
Earth is a dead cinder and the last of the human race struggles for survival beneath the dense clouds of Venus. Two courageous visionaries - the fighting men Brainard and Gordon - must struggle through the hellish surface jungles, but if they fail, both Venus and Mankind will die. Previously published as THE JUNGLE and SURFACE ACTION.
The involuntary colonists of New Kashubia, having become virtual reality mercenaries and successfully revolting against the oppressive Earth government, are now threatened by the alien Mitchegai. This race has no redeeming value, they live only for gambling, art and killing each other. Lacking an immune system, they must sterilize any planet before they colonize it. Human space is their next frontier.
Lady Angarred Hashan is raised in exile far from Pergodi, the capital city, by her bitter father. When Lord Hashan is murdered, Angarred is determined to go to the capital and seek justice from the King--even an exiled Lord should be immune from murder. With the help of Matthewar, a handsome and troubled magician, she journeys from Pergodi to the Enchanted Forest to unravel the secrets of the kingdom and her own past.
The best stories of the year.
By the 24th century, humanity has colonized the stars. But our arrival at one faraway system unleashes a race of aliens who have been imprisoned within a giant force field. For centuries they have fought over scarce resources. Now all of human space becomes ripe for the picking...
Shula is a slave in the ancient land of Sumer until Innana, the Queen of Heaven, appears before her and frees her from bondage. The Goddess has chosen her for a new and mysterious destiny. Fast forward a few millennia to Wendy Chrenko, a graduate student whose dissertation is "Remnants of Matriarchy in the Ancient Sumerian Innanna Cycle." Shula and Wendy are two very different women, leading very separate lives or are they?
The stage is set for a major turning point in the Symphony of Ages series, where son is pitted against mother in an epic struggle between two dragons with Rhapsody caught in the middle.
Sequel to A JUST DETERMINATION. After a suspicious explosion on board the galactic space cruiser USS Michaelson costs an officer his life, the ship's legal counsel, Lt. Sinclair, risks everything to expose a cover-up - and prosecute the son of a powerful vice-admiral.
Corban Loose-Strife and his twin sister Mav are two bodies with one soul between them. When Vikings pillage the Irish farmstead and take Mav as a slave, Corban must travel to Britain, earn influence and money, and try to buy his sister's freedom.
An historical novel that takes the premise that the deposed Emperor Nero survived his reported death (it was his double who died) to roam the provinces of the Empire, impoverished and indigent and accompanied only by the petty crook Galen.
Part two of Julius Caesar's rise to power: he is ransomed by pirates and left to seek vengeance on foreign soil. And when he's reunited with lifelong friend Marcus Brutus, the two will advance against the bloody uprising led by Spartacus.
The Erlings of Vinmark have raided the lands of the Cyngael and the Anglcyn for generations, but times change. Bern Thorkellson, punished for his father's sins, commits an act of vengeance and desperation that brings him face-to-face with a past he's trying to leave behind. Aeldred, the shrewd King of Anglcyn, shores up his defences with diplomacy and weapons while his unpredictable children pursue their own desires. And in the hills of the Cyngael, Alun ab Ownyn, chasing an enemy in the night, glimpses strange lights gleaming above forest pools.
Prof. Abraham Van Helsing was the fictional creation of Bram Stoker for his dark work, "Dracula"...or was he? A recently discovered journal suggests otherwise. This is a story of a man's obsession with the study of vampirism and the need to destroy the dark evil that claimed his wife. Movie tie-in: "Van Helsing" to be released May 2004.
The dragonrider Vetch escapes to Alta, the subjugated land of his birth. There he hopes to teach his people to raise and train dragons - and build an army that will liberate his homeland.
The first book in the series introduces us to a young slave who dreams of becoming a jouster - one of the few warriors who can actually ride a flying dragon. And so, in secret, he begins to raise his own dragon.
Drawn from their island sanctuary by a sister's plight, a warrior and a sorceress return to an oppressed land, carrying with them the magic of hope, spirit and glorious rebellion. But there are shadows in their own hearts that first must be conquered before a prisoner is freed ... and a mighty destiny can come to pass.
A collection of nine of his best short works including the short novel "Beneath the Moors", "Dragon's Bell", and "The Second Wish".
The warlike Sainnites have occupied the peaceful country of Shaftal for 15 years. The Earth witch who ruled Shaftal is dead, leaving no heir. Emil is a Shaftali Paladin, an officer and a scholar. Zanja is a diplomat, a traveller, a prescient and the last survivor of a slaughtered tribe. Karris is a metalsmith and half-blooded giant. Together they can prevent the fall of Shaftal and change the course of history.
Shaftal would have a ruler again if the Earth witch, Karis G'deon consented to rule. She has enough power to heal the war-torn land and expel the Sainnites; but she chooses to live in obscurity while she waits for a sign. When a mysterious plague that kills both Sainnites and Shaftali is unleashed, Karis must act to save her beloved land from chaos and famine.
THE CITY WHO FOUGHT and THE SHIP AVENGED in a single volume.
Acorna has triumphed. Yet not all is well. She is reunited with her beloved lifemate Aari, but he barely remembers her and his actions are growing increasingly sinister. Moreover, she must deal with a vicious criminal and the deadly Khleevi who have returned to conquer Acorna's planet for good. Conclusion to the series.
The starship Newhope, with its crew of rebels against a society of science, reason and immortality, heads out on a century-long voyage to Barnard's Star. The length of the journey is no problem: with Queendom technology it's easy to step into a fax machine and "print" a fresh, youthful version of yourself. But before long, their optimistic young colony has started to show signs of strain. And worst of all, death itself has returned with a vengeance.
The best of the year includes Gaiman, Chwedyk, Emshwiller and Chiang.
A mystery set in the world of the Three Laws of Robotics. Two people stranded in a city of robots are the only logical suspects for a murder. Who are they? And who is the murderer?
Compelled to love the vampire Johann Nikolai Valfrey, Victoria McKay emerges from their evil union a being too glorious for mankind. For three centuries she's pursued across Europe, Africa and America by Johann.
In this compelling fantasy epic, Laron,the 700 year old vampire, Velander, and long-suffering Terikel investigate a magical Manhattan Project which threatens to fall into the wrong hands.
In TAYLOR'S ARK and MEDICINE SHOW, Shona Taylor fought death and disease - with a menagerie of very special assistants. Now Dr. Taylor takes on a new assignment, and discovers the chilling reality behind a picture-perfect planet.
The year is 1860 and an urgent message from Jebediah Coffin summons Davis Brentwood, MD to the Coffin family home in Maine. The gruesome simultaneous deaths of Jeb's twin brothers have driven Captain Coffin insane. Then the Coffin's first grandchild is found frozen in his crib. Can Davis redeem the Captian's tainted soul?
To free her homeworld, freedom fighter Kafari Khrustinova must somehow cripple or kill the Bolo she once called friend. The self-aware and intelligent being has been subverted by a ruthless dictator. Caught in the middle of the struggle for the Bolo is Kafari's young daughter.
In the year 3003 nothing in the world is the same except that adolescents are still embarrassing their parents. Society and the biosphere have been transformed by biotechnology and the natural world is almost gone. Frek Huggins is a natural child, conceived without technological help or genetic modifications. Frek is destined to save the world when he finds the Anvil, a small flying saucer, under his bed.
In this chronicle of war between humanity and a terrifying race of sentient machines, Pilot Harry Silver has stolen a powerful weapon from the Space Force and is a fugitive from the life he once knew. Not one to turn down a lot of cash, Harry agrees to take Lily on a quest to Maracanda to rescue her lost husband.
Series conclusion. From his ill-gotten throne in Ursal, Pony's son Aydrian attempts to conquer the entire world of Corona. As armies clash and plots unfold, darkness spreads across the land, and only the gemstone-bearing Pony can hope to free her son from the grip of evil.
A full-length novel and much more. Humanity has spread throughout the cosmos and has split into two races - the standard planet-bound Walkers and the zero-gravity-adapted Swimmers. Crowell, born a Swimmer but now a Walker by choice, discovers that the recent escalation in hostility between the two races is being fomented by a hidden alien race.
Boudica at 12 killed her first warrior. At 21 she defended her land against the Roman invasion. At 40 she led her people in a bloody revolt and became a legend. Recommended.
Edge is the last of a band of Immortals who have been murdered by Frank Stiles--an enemy determined to unlock their deepest secrets. Driven by vengeance, Edge must find the Golden Child, a young woman named Amber Lily who is half human, half vampire. Together they hunt for the man, Frank Stiles, who can destroy them both--a hunt that takes them to the edge of twilight, where only Immortals belong.
The new SAMARIA novel. Elizabeth was born to wealth, but circumstances forced her to live as a servant in her cousin's household. Determined to change her life, she travels to the town of Cedar Hills, hoping that an angel will take notice of her, and take her as his own. Her path will cross that of Rebekah, raised to hate angels, but who nonetheless cares for an injured angel she finds near her village.
The author of the ARCHANGEL novels returns to the planet called Samaria with a new tale of an earlier time. Jovah has a new appointee: Archangel Gaaron. Gaaron's lifemate is a woman named Susannah. She will have to deal with the black-clad strangers who call fire down from the sky.
Alternate history. It is 1946 and an ex-marine has discovered a protal that allows him to travel to a virgin America untouched by European influence: the white man is about to discover America.
When Alexander the Great came to Persia, it is said that Hippolyta, the Queen of the Amazons, was drawn by the power of the Goddess to the court of the great conqueror of the West. Alexander was beloved by the Goddess and his mighty spirit was destined to live on, even though his mortal body might die.
Shan Frankland is sent to a distant planet, 75 years from Earth, where a religious colony was established. Her spaceship is disabled by a powerful alien named Aras, who is protecting the planet and its indigenous alien race. She forms a bond with the rigidly ethical protector. Meanwhile another, faster and more technologically advanced ship arrives from Earth and hostilities begin to arise among the various competing factions.
Leadership makes a difference, but other factors are at work. How would Sir Francis Drake have handled the Spanish Armada if a typhoon hadn't softened up the enemy first? If history is given a twist or two, how would the great commanders on land and sea fight their greatest battles?
Hope may be dawning. The onslaught of the forces of Algarve begins to founder as it runs into "HabbakkuK": a sorcerous ship of ice used by embattled nations of Lagaos and Kuusamo to ferry their deadly dragons across the seas to strike at the heart of Algarvian power.
The saga of a fantastic world at war draws to its conclusion as the forces of Algarve, Unkerlant, and their allies clash for the last time. The Derlavaian War rages into its last and greatest battles;however the end of the war may not bring peace.
A hitchkiker finds herself on a ride into terror when she's picked up by a trucker who's really a nocturnal predator who leaves the remains of his victims on the highway like roadkill. Canadian author.
Garven Waylock has lost his immortality as a result of a scandal. Now, armed with a new identity, he is attempting to get it back. Classic Vance.
Jack Morgan, framed for theft, is hiding out when a downed spaceship brings him what looks like a dragon. Draycos needs a human host, immediately, and so Jack is it. The pair work together to escape the planet and begin a search for the truth behind Jack's frame-up and the identity of those who attacked Draycos.
Sequel to THE PLUTONIUM BLONDE. Zachary Nixon Johnson, the last private eye, is woken up in the middle of the night. Four women were created by supercharged DNA to be superhuman and "nigh invulnerable". Three of them are alive and one is dead, lying on the dining room floor. Who's the killer?
Set in Arthurian England, the story is based upon the anonymous poem "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight". Risa, the beautiful daughter of Rygehil, is promised to the sorcerer Euberacon when she comes of age. She must rely on the help of the brooding Sir Gawain to escape the sorcerer's grasp.
Two brothers-in-arms head into the dreaded Chaos Wastes, home of the Dark Powers and their mutated servants. They find their destinies thrown into turmoil as their fight against the hordes rips them asunder.
Zethra is trained by the Tal Shiar to be a killing machine. But when a virulent contagion attacks Romulus, she is sent on a secret mission across the Neutral Zone. Now the centenarian Admiral Uhura assembles a team that includes Sisko, Tuvok, Selar and Zetha herself to covertly trace the contagion to its source.
After the Soul Drinkers Space Marines are excommunicated, Imperial Agents are dispatched to destroy the once loyal chapter. Sarpedon, leader of the Soul Drinkers, is searching for a way to cure his battle brothers of their mutations, and has now stumbled onto the most tentative of leads.
A lost masterpiece of Alderaanian art also conceals the key to the code to communicate with New Republic agents undercover deep within the Empire. It turns up at an auction on TatOoine, and so Han, Leia, Chewbacca and C-3PO are dispatched to prevent it from falling into enemy hands.
The teen Clark Kent must master his alien abilities while radiation from the green glowing meteorite fragments mutate his townspeople into deadly superfoes or has the town been cursed by a suspected witch?
2159: Mason Noir (III), who has not aged in a century and a half, is notified by his technicians that their decades of research have borne fruit and that they are ready to begin "the procedure".
Cranky Samuel T. Cogley, who defended Kirk at Court Martial, must defend a Klingon commander accused of murdering a Federation administrator on a hotly contested colony world. Things, however, look bleak for the defense.
The second book in this series that opens up a strange new area in the Gathering world.
On Romulus Kirk encounters an alluring enemy from his past and finds that Ambassador Spock's apparent murder hides an even deeper mystery, literally reaching back in time to the origin of life on Earth.
Vancouver author. The civil upheaval in drow society continues in the new addition to the FORGOTTEN REALMS series overseen by R. A. Salvatore.
Fourth and final volume in the ROGUES series.
Begins the THE MINOTAUR WARS subseries.
Fleeing on limited power, Dylan Hunt, Beka, Valentine and the crew on the Andromeda seek a supply depot. They can only reach a nearby abandoned station, that apparently is inhabited by something dark and evil. Space adventure based on the hit TV series "Andromeda".
Commissar Ciaphas Cain and his regiment are deployed to the backwater ice-world Frigidia. When unrest breaks out amongst the mine workers there, and rumours of evil circulate, Cain must investigate. He does not know the planet is right in the path of a major ork incursion. As the greenskins attack, a malevolent evil begins to stir in the ice caves.
Omnibus of the series continuing the story of Drizzt Do'Urdern. THE SILENT BLADE, THE SPINE OF THE WORLD, SERVANT OF THE SHARD, and SEA OF SWORDS are included.
After the end of the Dominion War Kirk and Picard arrive on Bajor to dive among the ruins of an ancient city. But then the small group of scientists the captains have joined suddenly find their equipment sabotaged - isolating them from Deep Space Nine. And a murderer is stalking them, one by one.
The first book in a new "Forgotten realms" trilogy that explores the political intrigues of the yuan-ti race. Vancouver author.
Further explorations of the history of the ancient DRAGONLANCE world: when the Emperor dies and civil war is threatened, Lord Tolandruth is recalled to Daltigoth.
The Rashnar sector, site of the Dominion War's fiercest battle, now contains hundreds of destroyed starships. It is hallowed space to some alien races, a scavenger's paradise for others. The Enterprise is patrolling the perimeter when a secret is discovered that will force Data to make a decision that will endanger not only the Enterprise but Picard's future in Starfleet.
In the grim medieval Old World, the dreaded Witch Hunters ferret out evil, using whatever means necessary to destroy those foolish enough to ally with the Dark Powers. It is believed that the most ruthless is Marius Thurlman. But can the tales of burnings, fanatical trials and torture really be true?
Duke Aaron Sandoval is trying to convince the governors of the Republic to forge a coalition against House Liao in an attempt to seize power for himself. He is willing to sacrifice anyone - even his nephew Eric - who stands in his way.
Luke Skywalker and Mara Jade, three years after they marry, journey to the Unknown Regions to collect the remains of the legendary Outbound Flight Project from the Chiss. They are joined by a group of adventurers, some of whom are not who they claim they are.
Visiting Metropolis on their spring break, Clark and Lex find themselves hunted by kidnappers, yakuza hitmen, and a psychopathic alien-hunter. When the attackers strike, it seems the only way Clark can save Lex is to reveal his secret.
Tapping into the winds of magic, the fire wizards of the Empire unleash a maelstrom of death on the enemy. Experienced fire wizard Gerhart Brennend travels the Empire destroying its enemies, hoping to make amends in the eye of his mystical order after accidentally killing his family and destroying his home town while hunting down the twisted skaven rat-men.
A scientist has created something that can move even faster than Wally West, the Flash. And it is killing people in Keystone City.
Picard's Starfleet career is in danger after the destruction of the USS Juno. To clear his name, acting captain Riker and the Enterprise crew revisit an interstellar danger zone in search of a mythical menace that, if it exists, has already destroyed hundreds of fully armed starships.
Even as the USS da Vinci spearheads a dramatic rescue of a runaway vessel, Captain Montgomery Scott recalls his younger days as chief engineer of the Enterprise under Kirk - and his own encounters with a much different Corps of Engineers.