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The ancient and immense Tower of Babel holds unnumbered ringdoms, warring and peaceful, stacked one on the other like the layers of a cake. It is a world of geniuses and tyrants, of airships and steam engines, of unusual animals and mysterious machines. Soon after arriving for his honeymoon at the Tower, the mild-mannered headmaster of a small village school, Thomas Senlin, gets separated from his wife, Marya, in the overwhelming swarm of tourists, residents, and miscreants. Senlin is determined to find Marya, but to do so he'll have to navigate madhouses, ballrooms, and burlesque theaters. He must survive betrayal, assassins, and the long guns of a flying fortress. But if he hopes to find his wife, he will have to do more than just endure. This quiet man of letters must become a man of action.
Though devoted to the king who raised her like a daughter, Elanna is accused of his murder when he mysteriously dies. She must flee to the homeland she had forsaken, forced to reckon with her despised, estranged father, branded a traitor long ago. She must also come to terms with the powers that suddenly stir within her. But an all-too-human threat is drawing near, determined to exact vengeance. Now Elanna has no choice but to lead a rebellion against the kingdom to which she once gave her allegiance.
[BC author]. Apocalypse follows a worldwide plague of insomnia. This is a collection of waking nightmares, a scrapbook collection of haunting and poignant stories from those trapped in a world where the pillars of society are crumbling, and madness is slowly descending on a planet without rest.
Jude was just seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Despite the fact that many of the fey despise humans -- especially Prince Cardan, youngest and wickedest son of the High King -- Jude, now 17, wants nothing more than to belong there. To win a place at the Court, she defies Cardan, and becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed.
A human team sent to scout a few hundred lightyears in front of the death wave encounters an advanced civilization of machine intelligences. The machines are certain that the death wave gamma burst from the galactic core will not harm them. But now that the humans have discovered them, they refuse to allow them to leave their planet, reasoning that other humans will inevitably follow if they learn of their existence.
Darrow still believes he can save everyone, but can he save himself? And throughout the worlds, other destinies entwine with Darrow's to change his fate forever. A young Red girl flees tragedy in her refugee camp, and achieves for herself a new life she could never have imagined. An ex-soldier broken by grief is forced to steal the most valuable thing in the galaxy - or pay with his life. And Lysander au Lune, the heir in exile to the sovereign, wanders the stars with his mentor, Cassius, haunted by the loss of the world that Darrow transformed, and dreaming of what will rise from its ashes.
Phil, the Incrementalist whose personality has stayed stable through more incarnations than anyone else's, has been shot dead. They'll bring him back - but first they need to know what happened. Their investigation will lead down unexpected paths in Arizona, and bring them up against corruption, racism, and brutality in high and low places alike. But the key may lay in one of Phil's previous lives, in "Bleeding Kansas" in the late 1850s - and the fate of the passionate abolitionist we remember as John Brown.
Bren is obliged to carry the just-signed treaty to the human government on an island some forty miles off the shores of the atevi-ruled megacontinent, and--without explaining the dire situation that would send the people into chaos--to arrange for the human refugees who are crowding the space station to be landed on the island, since the atevi will not grant more land to the human residents of their planet.
The 5000 human refugees that crowd Alpha Station must be relocated down to the planet, and soon. But not to the atevi mainland, rather to the territory reserved for humans, the island of Mospheira. Tabini-aiji, the powerful political head of the atevi, tasks his brilliant human diplomat, Bren Cameron, to negotiate with the Mospheiran government. For the Alpha Station refugees represent a political faction that the people of Mospheira broke from two centuries ago, and these Mospheirans are not enthusiastic about welcoming these immigrants from space.
Intrepid Librarians Irene and Kai come to a 1920s-esque New York where Prohibition is in force; fedoras, flapper dresses, and tommy guns are in fashion. It seems a young Librarian has become tangled in a dragon political conflict, and if they can't extricate him, there could be serious repercussions for the mysterious Library. And, as the balance of power across mighty factions hangs in the balance, this could even trigger war.
Her first collection of stories.
2012. When airships start disappearing in the middle of the Atlantic, the Patent Office is desperate to discover what has happened. Forbidden to operate beyond the territorial waters of member nations, they send spies to investigate in secret. One of those spies is Elizabeth Barnabus. She must overcome her dislike of the controlling Patent Office, disguise herself as a man, and take to the sea in search of the floating nation of pirates who threaten the world order.
After the disappointments of Li Heng, Dancer and Kellanved wash up on a small insignificant island named Malaz. Immediately, of course, Kellanved plans to take it over. To do so they join forces with a small band of Napans who have fled a civil war on their own home island. The plan, however, soon goes awry as Kellanved develops a strange and dangerous fascination for a mysterious ancient structure found on the island.
The United States of Europe sends a mission to the Mughal Empire to secure a trade deal. On reaching India the mission finds a grieving emperor obsessed with building the Taj Mahal, harem-bound princesses, warrior princes, and an Afghan adventurer embroiled in the many plots of the Mughal court. The emperor's sons are plotting against each other and war is brewing with the newly risen Sikh faith.
Michael Sorenson is recruited into Division 7, a top secret R&D base run by the enigmatic Dr. Daedalus Angelou. Here Michael joins the Testing Division, where he and his team must make dangerous runs into enemy-held territory in order to test out new weapons prototypes on their incorporeal enemy. Not all enemies are invisible though. A saboteur is loose in R&D, and he has his sights set squarely on the Archangel, a massive weapons system capable of destroying the enemy en masse. When the saboteur tries to frame Michael for the crime, he realizes it's up to him to hunt them down.
Kate Bishop thought she was an ordinary woman living and working in Chicago until she discovers she has the ability to identify killers just by looking into their eyes. She is tracked down by Jack Raines, a mysterious author with shadowy connections to those who share her ability. And now, hot on Jack and Kate's heels, are a force of super-predators, vicious and bloodthirsty killers who will stop at nothing until Kate is dead.
Guided by the witch-woman Red's mysterious prophecy, Nicci and her companions - the newly powerless Nathan and the youthful Bannon - make their way south of Kol Adair towards a wondrous city shrouded behind time, Ildakar. But the grotesque omens on their path to Nathan's salvation - severed Norukai heads on pikes, a genetically modified monster, and a petrified army of half a million - are just a taste of the unimaginable horrors that await within the Shroud of Eternity.
Much of the Banished Lands is now ruled by the Ben-Elim, a fierce race of warrior-angels who have made this world their home, extending their influence and power as they swallow ancient kingdoms into the protective grasp of their ever-extending borders. But peace is fragile within the realm and the Kadoshim demon horde that remains is now amassing on the edges of the empire.... Threats long in the shadows are about to strike.
When suspected dissident Diana Hunter dies in government custody during a routine interrogation, Mielikki Neith, a trusted state inspector, immerses herself in neural recordings of the interrogation. She is confronted with a cloudscreen of characters and events that Hunter gave life to, including a lovelorn financier in Athens who has a mystical experience with a shark; a brilliant alchemist in ancient Carthage confronting the unexpected outcome of her invention; an expat Ethiopian painter in London designing a controversial new video game. In the static between these mysterious visions, Neith begins to catch glimpses of the real Diana Hunter - and, alarmingly, of herself, the staggering consequences of which will reverberate throughout the world.
Fitz's young daughter, Bee, has been kidnapped by the Servants, a secret society whose members not only dream of possible futures but use their prophecies to add to their wealth and influence. Bee plays a crucial part in these dreams - but just what part remains uncertain. As Bee is dragged by her sadistic captors across half the world, Fitz and the Fool, believing her dead, embark on a mission of revenge that will take them to the distant island where the Servants reside.
The Dhai nation has broken apart under the onslaught of the Tai Kao, invaders from a parallel world. With the Dhai in retreat, Kirana, leader of the Tai Kao, establishes a base in Oma's temple and instructs her astrologers to begin unravelling the method by which they can use the temples to close the way between worlds. With the worlds ravaged by war and Oma failing, only one world can survive. Who will be sacrificed, and what will the desperate people of these worlds do to protect themselves?
As the Augur Davian and his new allies hurry north toward the ever-weakening Boundary, and the new Northwarden contends with assassins and politicians, their compatriot Asha begins a secret investigation into the disappearance of the Shadows. And Caeden races against time to fulfill his treacherous bargain with the Lyth, but as more and more of his memories return, he begins to realize that the two sides in this ancient war may not be as clear-cut as they first seemed.
20 new short stories in the tradition of the famed writer H. P. Lovecraft. Authors include Caitlin R. Kiernan, Donald Tyson, Darrell Schweitzer, and Nancy Kilpatrick, and the stories range from scientists who come face to face with the appalling implications of their discoveries, to the psychological aberrations of characters as they come face-to-face with the bizarre.
When sea monsters attack the Atlantic Coast, President Ulysses S. Grant is forced to ask for assistance from Captain Nemo, in Federal prison for war crimes and scheduled for execution. Grant returns Nemo's submarine, the infamous Victorian steampunk marvel Nautilus, and promises a full Presidential pardon if Nemo hunts down and destroys the source of the attacks.
Sequel to THE GATHERING EDGE. The sentient ships that remain after a catastrophic war keep their distance from the humans who outlawed them. A clandestine support network has grown up, including hidden yards where smart ships are manufactured, and mentors - humans specially trained to ease a new intelligence into the universe - socialize them, and teach them what they needed to know to survive. But now there are rumours that there is a newly-awakening Self-Aware Logic with the power to destroy universes. The question is: Who will get to it first?
Ethan Makkai struggles with an overprotective mother who never lets him out of her sight, and a terrifying secret: he can see ghosts. When his mother is kidnapped to the uncharted continent of Tara, he sets out to save her; a journey that leads him to the hidden lands, and straight into the arms of a vicious sorcerer who will stop at nothing until he controls Tara. It's an arduous road, but Ethan doesn't travel it alone; a cousin he never knew he had and a sword-slinging healer who'd rather fight than mend bones both insist on helping him.
They call it Wanderer's Folly - a disease of delusions, of daydreams and nightmares. A plague threatening to wipe out the human race. After two years of creeping decay, David Arlen woke up one morning thinking that the worst was over. By midnight, he's bleeding and terrified, his wife is dead, and he's on the run in a stolen car with his eight-year-old daughter, who may be the key to a cure.
When Rini lands with a literal splash in the pond behind Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children, the last thing she expects to find is that her mother, Sumi, died years before Rini was even conceived. If she can't find a way to restore her mother, Rini will have more than a world to save: she will never have been born in the first place. And in a world without magic, she doesn't have long before Reality notices her existence and washes her away.
1941. In the chaos of wartime Marseille, American engineer and occult disciple Jack Parsons stumbles onto a clandestine anti-Nazi group, including Surrealist theorist Andre Breton. He unwittingly unleashes the power of dreams and nightmares, changing the war and the world forever. 1950. A lone Surrealist fighter, Thibaut, walks a new, hallucinogenic Paris, where Nazis and the Resistance are trapped in unending conflict, and the streets are stalked by living images and texts and by the forces of Hell.
The gods bring Armageddon to the world, unleashing storms and madness, and ceaseless attacks on Brogan McTyre's men by increasingly demonic foes. Deep in the heart of the Broken Blades Mountains lies a sword containing the heart of a god slain in immortal combat, the one thing that might give Brogan an edge against the gods, but finding it isn't going to be easy.
Cade Sura holds the future of the galaxy in his hands: the ultimate weapon that will bring total peace. The evil Praxis kingdom is on the cusp of having every star system under its control, and if that happens, there'll be no contesting their cruel reign. Especially if its fanatical overlord, Ga Halle, manages to capture Cade and snag the all-powerful weapon for herself. With some help from his friends - rebels and scoundrels alike - Cade's going to use this weapon to chart a new destiny for the galaxy, and for himself. He just has to do so before everyone around him discovers that he's a complete and total fraud.
A historical fantasy set in an alternate Rome. Senators, generals, and elemental mages vie for the power to shape the future of the city of Aven. One such mage, Latona of the Vitelliae, must recover her incredible but suppressed powers of Fire and Spirit in order to protect her family and the city she loves. Her siblings - a widow who conceals a canny political mind in the guise of a frivolous socialite, a young prophetess torn from the sanctuary of her temple, and a military tribune leading a dangerous expedition in the province of Iberia - will be her allies.
A collection of short stories featuring the supernatural adventures of the titular club, a secret wing of the British government established to deal with extraordinary threats to the realm.
Back on Binti's home planet, the Khoush fan the flames of their ancient rivalry with the Meduse. Far from her village when the conflicts start, Binti hurries home, but anger and resentment has already claimed the lives of many close to her. Once again it is up to Binti, and her intriguing new friend Mwinyi, to intervene - though the elders of her people do not entirely trust her motives - and try to prevent a war that could wipe out her people, once and for all.
The anthology of all-new stories that challenges authors to throw down the gauntlet in an epic genre battle and demands an answer to the age-old question of who is more awesome - robots or fairies? Rampaging robots! Tricksy fairies! Facing off for the first time in an epic genre death match in stories from John Scalzi, Catherynne M. Valente, Ken Liu, Max Gladstone, Alyssa Wong, Jonathan Maberry, and many more.
An enticing contemporary retelling of the classic story of Sleeping Beauty. While the handsome prince, the evil fairy, the beautiful girl and of course the spindle all appear, Sarah Pinborough's charming and provocative spin on the story will captivate fans of the fairy tale all over again. The third of three brand-new retellings of classic fairy tales by Sarah Pinborough.
The three Ack-Ack Macaque novel in one volume. Welcome to an alternate, steampunk Europe, where vast, nuclear-powered Zeppelins carry passengers between Paris, London and New York. When former journalist Victoria Valois starts investigating the murder of her ex-husband, she attracts a motley assortment of unlikely allies - including a surgically upgraded monkey who drinks, smokes and curses, and can even fly a plane.
An AI program becomes aware and decides to play cupid for two lonely people on different continents.
From the rubble-strewn streets of U.S.-occupied Baghdad, Hadi - a scavenger and an oddball fixture at a local cafe - collects human body parts and stitches them together to create a corpse. His goal, he claims, is for the government to recognize the parts as people and to give them proper burial. But when the corpse goes missing, a wave of eerie murders sweeps the city, and reports stream in of a horrendous-looking criminal who, though shot, cannot be killed. Hadi soon realizes he's created a monster, one that needs human flesh to survive - first from the guilty, and then from anyone in its path.
The extra-dimensional field known as the Flow has made faster than light travel possible. And this has made the galactic empire known as the Interdependency possible. But when it's discovered that the Flow is moving, possibly cutting off all human worlds from FTL travel forever, three individuals - a scientist, a starship captain and the Empress of the Interdependency - are in a race against time to discover what, if anything, can be salvaged from an interstellar empire on the brink of collapse.
During his time at a Zen monastery, Proteus discovered something strange inside his mind: the ability to connect with a mysterious, silent, metallic spherical object he calls Mosquito. When this possibly extraterrestrial object, which seems to dwell on an existential plane of its own abruptly disappears one day, Proteus can't bear the loss, and he sets off in pursuit of answers.
Twenty-three mirthful manifestations within the Cthulhu Mythos from best-selling and award-winning authors Neil Gaiman, Mike Resnick, Esther Friesner, Ken Liu, Jody Lynn Nye, Laura Resnick, Nick Mamatas, and many more! Guaranteed to leave you howling. Because if you look at it just right, there's nothing funnier than a soul writhing in cosmic horror before a tentacled maw of malevolence.
Hannah Green actually thinks her story is more mundane than most. But she's about to discover that the shadows in her life have been hiding a world where nothing is as it seems. There is an ancient and secret machine that converts evil deeds into energy, some mushrooms can talk - and her grandfather has been friends with the Devil for over a hundred and fifty years, and now they need her help.
In the relics left by Ricalan's last great mage, Isidro hopes to find the knowledge Sierra needs to master her powers, but instead uncovers his own long-buried talent for magecraft. When Sierra's untrainable powers turn destructive, she has nowhere to turn for help except to the uncertain mercy of an old enemy. But what will Rasten do when she returns to his hands at last?
In the near-future, the collision of two nuclear superpowers across timelines, one in the midst of a technological revolution and the other a hyper-police state, is imminent. In Commissioner Miriam Burgeson's timeline, her top level agents run a high risk extraction of a major political player. Meanwhile, a sleeper cell activated in Rita's, the Commissioner's adopted daughter and newly-minted spy, timeline threatens to unravel everything.
In Grace Luther's world, morality is physically enforced. Those who are "good" are blessed with beauty, while those who are not suffer horrifying consequences - disfigurement, or even death. When a cleric's teenage daughter stumbles onto information that proves her world is more complicated than it seems, she finds herself at the center of an epic battle where good and evil are not so easily distinguished.
A century and a half after the Martian Separatist Wars, Alexander Moore returns to the stars with the Sienna Madira, a United States Navy supercarrier spacecraft outfitted with advanced FTL and endlessly strange, extremely effective, quantum-based weapons and remote sensing technology. And, of course, he's brought Marines, and lots of them. Moore's task: hunt down remnant weaponry platforms left by the brilliant, mad artificial intelligence known as Copernicus, the being ultimately responsible for the solar system-wide civil war.
Raesinia must struggle to keep her country under control and risks becoming everything she fought against. Marcus must take the field against his old commander, a man who has seemed an unbeatable strategist. And as Winter recovers from her injuries and mourns her losses, she knows the demon she carries inside her might be the only thing standing between the Beast and the destruction of everything in its path.
In the wake of the Storm King's fall, Ineluki's loyal minions, the Norns, dark cousins to the Sithi, choose to flee the lands of men and retreat north to Nakkiga, their ancient citadel within the hollow heart of the mountain called Stormspike. But as the defeated Norns make their way to this last haven, the mortal Rimmersman Duke Isgrimnur leads an army in pursuit, determined to end the Norns attacks and defeat their ageless Queen Utuk ku for all time.
Rick Hayden's brother, Keith, a prominent zoologist at NYU, liquidated his assets, purged his research, and vanished. Except for his resemblance to a man involved in a homicide using a nerve agent. The only clue is the mysterious death of an odd, blue-eyed primate Keith brought back from East Africa. Rick's search takes him to an uncharted island off the coast of Mozambique into the hands of unscrupulous game smugglers, and the edge of evolution.
Young Adam Fisk takes the suite of tests to see if he qualifies for any of the twenty two Affinities, and finds that he's a match for one of the largest, the one called Tau. It's utopian - at first. Problems in all areas of his life begin to simply sort themselves out, as he becomes part of a global network of people dedicated to helping one another - to helping him. But as the differing Affinities put their new powers to the test, they begin to rapidly chip away at the power of governments, of global corporations, of all the institutions of the old world. Then, with dreadful inevitability, the different Affinities begin to go to war - with one another. What happens next will change Adam, and his world, forever.
Menelaus Montrose is locked in a final battle of wits, bullets, and posthuman intelligence with Ximen del Azarchel for the fate of humanity in the far future. The alien monstrosities of Ain at long last are revealed, their hidden past laid bare, along with the reason for their brutal treatment of Man and all the species seeded throughout the galaxy. And they have still one more secret that could upend everything Montrose has fought for and lived so long to achieve.
The alien Troft are again planning an attack. Before, they came to conquer. This time they've come to annihilate. If the Cobras are to survive, they may have to do the unthinkable: align themselves with the hated Dominion. Cobras are not known for taking the easy path - but this may be the hardest path of all.
The necromancers have just unleashed the greatest plague the world has ever known upon a continent already destabilized by wars, assassinations, and religious conflict. Elisha must root out the truth of the pestilence at its unexpected source, the great medical school at Salerno. There, Elisha might uncover the knowledge to heal his world. But as he does, his former mentor, the beautiful witch Brigit, lays her own plans. For there may be one thing upon the face of the planet deadlier than the plague, the unfiltered power of Death within Elisha himself.
After World War III ravages the globe, humanity, led by the Psychotechnic Institute, bands together to create peace on Earth and to spread that peace throughout the Solar System and beyond. But soon the cycle of war and destruction begins anew. Includes short stories never before collected in a Psychotechnic League volume.
The assassin Girton Club-foot and his master have returned to Maniyadoc in hope of finding sanctuary, but death, as always, dogs Girton's heels.The place he knew no longer exists. War rages across Maniyadoc, with three kings claiming the same crown - and one of them is Girton's old friend Rufra. Girton finds himself hurrying to uncover a plot to murder Rufra on what should be the day of the king's greatest victory.
Barnes' college friend, Travis Bismark, relates tales of a Gaudeamus machine that bends physics to enable teleportation and time travel. Travis tells tales of other independent groups trying to invent the Gaudeamus machine and tales of 5 scientists who wear clown suits while piloting a flying saucer by day and playing awful punk rock at night. Barnes' commentary blurs the line between fiction, fact, and metafiction.
When Ceda and Emre are drawn into a plot of the blood mage Hamzakiir, they learn a devastating secret that may very well shatter the power of the hated kings. But it may all be undone if Ceda cannot learn to navigate the shifting tides of power in Sharakhai and control the growing anger of the asirim that threatens to overwhelm her...
After a human uprising was brutally put down by the Elders - a primitive and lethal form of the Others - the few cities left under human control are far-flung. And the people within them now know to fear the no-man's-land beyond their borders - and the darkness. As some communities struggle to rebuild, Lakeside Courtyard has emerged relatively unscathed, though Simon Wolfgard, its wolf shifter leader, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn must work with the human pack to maintain the fragile peace. But all their efforts are threatened when Lieutenant Montgomery's shady brother arrives, looking for a free ride and easy pickings.
96 pages. In the early years of the 20th century, a group of female factory workers in Newark, New Jersey slowly died of radiation poisoning. Around the same time, an Indian elephant was deliberately put to death by electricity in Coney Island. These are the facts. Now these two tragedies are intertwined in a dark alternate history of rage, radioactivity, and injustice crying out to be righted.
Attacked and abducted in her home territory, Mercy finds herself in the clutches of the most powerful vampire in the world, taken as a weapon to use against alpha werewolf Adam and the ruler of the Tri-Cities vampires. In coyote form, Mercy escapes - only to find herself without money, without clothing, and alone in the heart of Europe...
A cult hungry for ancient power has kidnapped Selene's father and targeted her friends. To save them, she must face the past she's been running from - a past that stretches back millennia, to when the faithful called her Huntress. Moon Goddess. Artemis.
Vlad Taltos hears that his friend Aliera has been arrested by the Empire on a charge of practicing elder sorcery, a capital crime. But why? And why don't her powerful friends come to her rescue -- and why is she refusing to defend herself? Vlad must intervene, even though the House Jhereg is still hunting him.
Colonists from Earth wanted the perfect home, but they'll have to survive on the one they found. They don't realize another life form watches - and waits. Only mutual communication can forge an alliance with the planet's sentient species and prove that humans are more than tools.
The first invasion of Earth was beaten back, but the single ship that wreaked such damage was merely a scout ship. There is a mothership out beyond the Solar System's Kuiper Belt, and it's heading into the system, unstoppable by any weapons that Earth can muster. Earth has been reorganized for defense, but there is an enemy within, an enemy as old as human warfare: ambition and politics. Greed and self-interest.
Here we meet the dutiful and tenderhearted Miranda, who loves her father but is terribly lonely. And Caliban, the strange and feral boy Prospero has bewitched to serve him. The two find solace and companionship in each other as Prospero weaves his magic and dreams of revenge. Always under Prospero's jealous eye, Miranda and Caliban battle the dark, unknowable forces that bind them to the island even as the pangs of adolescence create a new awareness of each other and their doomed relationship.
Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy. The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world. To where the monsters lived.
Enigmologist Jeremy Logan travels to an isolated writers' retreat deep in the Adirondacks to finally work on his book when the remote community is rocked by the grisly discovery of a dead hiker on Desolation Mountain. The body has been severely mauled, but the unusual savagery of the bite and claw marks call into question the initial suspicions of a wild bear attack.
208 pages. In a world where any act of magic could open a portal to hell, the Order insures that no wizard will live to summon devils, and will kill as many innocent people as they must to prevent that greater horror. After witnessing a horrendous slaughter, the village girl Heloise opposes the Order, and risks bringing their wrath down on herself, her family, and her village.
Jamie Allenby left Earth to find work on a frontier world on the edges of civilization. Then the virus hit. Now Jamie finds herself dreadfully alone. Until a garbled message from Earth gives her hope that someone from her past might still be alive. Soon Jamie finds other survivors, and their ragtag group will travel through the vast reaches of space, drawn to the promise of a new beginning on Earth. But their dream will pit them against those desperately clinging to the old ways.
With New Orleans out of control, Chad Oliver Gardenier, one of Monster Hunter International's premier hunters, has been dispatched from Seattle to reinforce the beleaguered members of MHI'S Hoodoo Squad in their fight against the darkness. With half a dozen or more "loupgarou" appearing every full moon, mysterious shadow demons, "houdoun" necromancers, fifty-foot bipedal crocodiles showing up every couple of months and more vampires than a Goth concert, New Orleans in the '80s gives a whole new perspective to the term Hell on Earth.
Their rebellion in tatters, freedom fighters Raina of Tyrel, White Heart healer, and Will Cobb, woodsman turned battle wizard, race to wake the Sleeping King, who is their only hope to end the evil Kothite Empire. The Sleeping King's enemies are awakening and are more powerful than anyone feared.
After the fateful battle with her sister, the New Confederacy places a price on Union Army captain Robin "Mac" Macintyre's head, causing bounty hunters to try to kill her. Mac will do all that she can to help Sloan reunify the country by reclaiming a strategic oil reserve in the heart of Confederate territory, and freeing hundreds of Union prisoners of war from appalling conditions in Mexico. But, to truly have peace, they will have to take down the New Confederacy's leadership - and that includes Mac's father, General Bo Macintyre.
Sir Rhys, Sir Sharp, and Sir Trusty - three of the world's greatest swordsmen - are released from the Royal Guard in their twenties with no pension, no job, and no money. Rhys's father is the great Blade hero, Sir Spender, who finds himself in the same predicament. Spender knows of a fabulous treasure that was lost more than thirty years ago and thinks he knows where it may be. Why shouldn't the four of them go and look for it? But King Ambrose also remembers that treasure and believes it belongs to him. Why shouldn't he try to stop them?
Daleina is hiding a terrible secret: she is dying. If she leaves the world before a new heir is ready, the spirits that inhabit her realm will once again run wild, destroying her cities and slaughtering her people. Naelin's secret is that she has the power necessary to become an heir. When Ven, the Queen's champion, passes through her village, Naelin's ambitious husband tells him of his wife's ability to control spirits - magic that Naelin fervently denies. She knows embracing her power will bring death and separation from those she loves. But Ven must find the best possible candidate to protect the people of Aratay.
Unar escaped her parents' plot to sell her into slavery. Now she serves in the Garden of the goddess Audblayin, ruler of growth and fertility. But when Audblayin dies, Unar sees her opportunity for glory - at the risk of descending into the unknown dangers of Understorey to look for a reincarnated newborn god. In its depths, she discovers new forms of magic, lost family connections, and murmurs of a revolution that could cost Unar her chance...or grant it by destroying the home she loves.
Great deeds are expected of Imeris. She thought she could prove her worth during a mission to kill a body-snatching sorceress, but fails disastrously. With death on her conscience and in hiding from her peers, Imeris is determined to find a way to redeem herself. What she doesn't expect is to be recruited in a Hunt for the Ages, chasing a terrifying, magical beast that will take all her skills to stop.
After attacking Devil's Reef in 1928, the U.S. government rounded up the people of Innsmouth and took them to the desert, far from their ocean, their Deep One ancestors, and their sleeping god Cthulhu. Only Aphra and Caleb Marsh survived the camps. But now the government needs Aphra's help. FBI agent Ron Spector believes that Communist spies have stolen dangerous magical secrets from Miskatonic University, secrets that could turn the Cold War hot in an instant, and hasten the end of the human race.
Inspired by the American up-timers' radical notion that all people are created equal, Russian serfs are rebelling. The entire village of Poltz, led by blacksmith Stefan Andreevich, pulls up stakes to make a run for freedom. Meanwhile, Czar Mikhail has escaped house arrest, with the aid of up-time car mechanic Bernie Zeppi, his Russian associates - and a zeppelin. The czar makes his way to the village of Ufa. There he intends to set up a government-in-exile. It is to Ufa that the serfs of Poltz are heading, as well.
An unimaginable cataclysm in the 23rd century shatters 600 years of the Earth's timeline into jumbled fragments. San Diego native Amber Richardson is stranded on a tiny fragment of 21st century Britain surrounded by a Pleistocene wilderness. She crosses paths with Cam, a young warrior of a tribe from Roman Brittania, and together they struggle to survive - only to be imprisoned by Cromwellian soldiers. One of their captives is a man who Amber calls Merlin, and who claims to be the 23rd century scientist responsible for the Event.
When Turalon arrives in orbit around Donovan, Supervisor Kalico Aguila discovers a failing colony, its government overthrown, and the few colonists left now gone wild. For Kalico, Donovan offers the chance of a lifetime. One desperate spin of the wheel that will leave her the most powerful woman in the solar system. Or dead.
Angela, the daughter of a meth addict, is convinced she was born a freak. Haunted by an abusive childhood, she was forced to become a woman far too soon. And in the process, she became more. Angela juggles multiple jobs to live a secluded life in a cabin in the mountains. But she also lives a secret life, right under everyone's noses. Because her family's bloodline carries the ability to recognize killers, she adopts a solitary, violent existence in service of her own, personal mission in life. When Angela unexpectedly finds herself the prey of a group of international terrorists, she is the only one who knows the truth of what they are about to do.
In the flourishing metropolis of Soot City, Daisy Dell is a Modern Girl - stylish, educated and independent - keen to establish herself in the city but reluctant to give up the taboo magic inherited from her grandmother. Her new job takes her to unexpected places, and she gets more attention than she had hoped for. When bounty hunters start combing the city for magicians, Daisy must decide whether to stay with her new employer - even if it means revealing the grim source of her occult powers.
You wouldn't think that the serial murders of children, and the one who got away, would have any connection with the strange fate of one of Jupiter's moons. When his sister Daphne goes missing, Tanner sets out one more time to find her. Whether in the mountains, or in his own family, search-and-rescue is what he does best. Down two different paths, along two different timelines, Daphne and Tanner both find themselves trapped in a savage hunt for the rarest people on earth, by those who would slaughter them on behalf of ravenous entities that lurk outside of time.
The ruthless Jardines make a play for ultimate power. And the Hadleys, once an ordinary family, must find the extraordinary strength to fight back. Abi Hadley is a fugitive. Her brother, Luke, a prisoner. Both will discover that in the darkest places, the human spirit shines brightest. Meanwhile, amid his family's intrigues, Silyen Jardine dreams of forgotten powers from an earlier age.
2065. Chris Holt, working in his office at the Space Resources Corporation, discovers that one of the asteroids he is surveying for mining is actually not an asteroid at all but a derelict spaceship. The AI resident in the derelict has been in our solar system since before the dawn of human civilization, watching, waiting and keeping quiet lest a galaxy-wide war return and wipe out the sentient race that now resides there - humanity. And that war might soon be again coming to our front door. The truth can only be discovered on Methone, a tiny, egg-shaped moon of the planet Saturn. Who will get there first?
Czech astronaut Jakub Prochazka is sent on a dangerous solo mission to Venus. Alone in Deep Space, Jakub discovers a possibly imaginary giant alien spider, who becomes his unlikely companion. Over philosophical conversations about the nature of love, life and death, and the deliciousness of bacon, the pair form an intense and emotional bond. Will it be enough to see Jakub through a clash with secret Russian rivals and return him safely to Earth?
Threatened with destruction unless he fashions a wife for his Creature, Victor Frankenstein travels to England where he meets Mary and Kitty Bennet, the remaining unmarried sisters of the Bennet family from Pride and Prejudice. As Mary and Victor become increasingly attracted to each other, the Creature looks on impatiently, waiting for his bride. But where will Victor find a female body from which to create the monster's mate?
The aliens have arrived... they've landed their Embassy ship on a platform in New York Harbor, and will only speak with the United Nations. Dr. Marianne Jenner, an obscure scientist working with the human genome, receives an invitation that she cannot refuse. Escorted by the Secret Service to New York, she will join the Secretary General's visit to the alien Embassy. The truth is about to be revealed. Earth's most elite scientists have ten months to prevent a disaster - and not everyone is willing to wait.
A collection containing the five Lovecraft Cthulhu stories: Dagon, The Call of Cthulhu, The Dunwich Horror, The Whisperer in Darkness, and The Haunter of the Dark
On the eve of World War Two, Nazi sorcerers come gunning for Cade but kill his family instead. His one path of vengeance is to become an apprentice of The Midnight Front - the Allies' top-secret magickal warfare program - and become a sorcerer himself. Unsure who will kill him first - his allies, his enemies, or the demons he has to use to wield magick - Cade fights his way through occupied Europe and enemy lines.
The seat of Empress Apparent is to be won in a tournament of ritualized combat in the ancient tradition. With the empire wracked by a rising nanovirus plague and stretched thin by an ill-advised planet-wide occupation of Ordoch in enemy territory, everything rests on the woman who rises to the top.
In Tom Barren's 2016, humanity thrives in a techno-utopian paradise of flying cars, moving sidewalks and moon bases, where avocados never go bad and punk rock never existed - because it wasn't necessary. Then a time-travel mishap strands Tom in our 2016. It seems to him like a dystopian wasteland until he discovers wonderfully unexpected versions of his family, his career and - maybe, just maybe - his soulmate. Should he fix history to restore his own universe -- or try to forge a new life in our messy, unpredictable reality?
Kyra is the youngest Markswoman in the Order of Kali, a highly trained sisterhood of elite warriors armed with telepathic blades. When Kyra's beloved mentor dies in mysterious circumstances, and Tamsyn, the powerful, dangerous Mistress of Mental Arts, assumes control of the Order, Kyra is forced on the run.
The Great War is on. 18 year old Robert Weekes is a practitioner of empirical philosophy - an arcane, female-dominated branch of science used to summon the wind, shape clouds of smoke, heal the injured, and even fly. When a deadly accident puts his philosophical abilities to the test, Robert rises to the occasion and wins a scholarship to study at Radcliffe College, an all-women's school. There he falls hard for Danielle Hardin, a disillusioned young war hero turned political radical.
17 new short stories and 4 popular reprints spanning the thousand-year history of Recluce. First-time readers will gain a glimpse of the fascinating world and its complex magic system, while longtime readers of the series will be treated to glimpses into the history of the world. Modesitt's essay "Behind the 'Magic' of Recluce" gives insight into his thoughts on developing the magical system that rules the Island of Recluce and its surrounding lands.
After leading a group of crash survivors to safety on an arctic island, Ky discovers the headquarters of a vast conspiracy against her family and the heart of the planet's government itself. With their base of operations breached, the plotters have no choice but to gamble everything on an audacious throw of the dice. Even so, the odds are stacked against Ky. When her official report on the crash and its aftermath goes missing - along with the men and women she rescued - Ky realizes that her mysterious enemies are more powerful and dangerous than she imagined.
Sage Aster doesn't believe that Morgan (who is really an 800 year old sorceress) can send her back to the past, so as payment for the kindness Morgan showed her when she was homeless and alone, Sage agrees to a time travel experiment. She is then stunned to find herself transported back to 1912 aboard the doomed Titanic. Again and again Sage is sent back to different timelines, never quite knowing what she is supposed to accomplish - or how to make things right.
Eurydice works for a private service that allows grieving clients to reconnect with lost loved ones. She is one of those, known as "bodies", who wear the discarded belongings of the dead and swallow pills called lotuses to summon their spirits - numbing their own minds and losing themselves in the process. Then she channels Sylvia, the dead wife of recent widower Patrick Braddock, and becomes obsessed with the glamorous couple.
On the forbidding fringes of the tundra, where years are marked by seasons of snow, humans war with immortals in the name of their shared gods. Irjan, a human warrior, is ruthless and lethal, a legend among the Brethren of Hunters. But he has turned his back on that and hidden himself away to live a peaceful life as a farmer, husband, and father. Until he faces an ultimatum: return to hunt the immortals or lose his child.
Six, a feisty, determined young woman whose family was killed with the first shots of the war between the Robots and humanity, is a rebel with a cause. On the run for her life after an attempted massacre, Six is determined to save humanity before the robots finish what the Great War started and wipe humans off the face of the earth, once and for all.
It's 2072, and lunar helium-3 mining is powering the fusion reactors that are bringing Earth back from environmental disaster. But competing for the richest prize in the history of the world has destroyed the oldest rule in space: Safety for All. When a bomb kills one of Dechert's diggers on Mare Serenitatis, the haunted veteran goes on the hunt to expose the culprit before more blood is spilled.
Arram Draper, the youngest student in his class at the Imperial University of Carthak, has a Gift with unlimited potential for greatness - and for attracting trouble. At his side are his two best friends: Varice, a clever girl with an often-overlooked talent, and Ozorne, the "leftover prince" with secret ambitions. Together, these three friends forge a bond that will one day shape kingdoms.
The warship Trouble Dog renounces her military past and is refitted. But, stripped of her weaponry and emptied of her officers, she struggles in the new role she's chosen for herself. When a ship goes missing in a disputed system, Trouble Dog and her new crew of misfits and loners, captained by Sal Konstanz, an ex-captain of a medical frigate who once fought against Trouble Dog, are assigned to investigate and save whoever they can.
After a cataclysmic magical confrontation, many elves and humans were cast out of their own world and stranded in the Outworlds. While elves can find those of their own race, they cannot track humans in the same way. Perhaps, if the powers of the elves, the human mages of Myrcide, and the one surviving Kjempemagiska, the sorcerer Kentt, can be combined, they can bring back most of those lost in chaos.
Prefect Tom Dreyfus has a new emergency on his hands. Across the habitats and their hundred million citizens, people are dying suddenly and randomly, victims of a bizarre and unprecedented malfunction of their neural implants. And these "melters" leave no clues behind as to the cause of their deaths...As panic rises in the populace, a charismatic figure is sowing insurrection, convincing a small but growing number of habitats to break away from the Glitter Band and form their own independent colonies.
When one of Private Kaylin Neya's housemates, Annarion, decides to undertake the Barrani Test of Name, his friends refuse to let him face his task alone - and Kaylin's sentient home, Helen, is the only structure capable of shielding the rest of Elantra from the magnitude of their power. These guests are at the heart of a political firestorm - imprisoned almost a millennium ago, their recent freedom threatens the rulership of several prominent Barrani families.
Nathan has been blessed by the Queen of the Dead. She has granted him a physical body. He can eat, he can breathe, he can speak and be heard. The Queen calls this resurrection. Nathan calls it Hell. The living think he's alive. He's not. He's trapped in the citadel that the Queen of the Dead calls home. Emma wants to free him. To do that she has to survive long enough to reach the City of the Dead, and face its ancient Queen. But the City of the Dead is the heart of the Queen's stronghold - and her power.
As the Blood Moon rises high upon the mountain of the Usgar a demon hunts. But this is not the demon's story. This is the story of a young woman, the daughter of a witch, born under the Blood Moon, how she finds herself alone in a tribe of vicious barbarians, and how she came to know the world.
President Lincoln's beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill. In a matter of days, despite predictions of a recovery, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. But Willie Lincoln finds himself in a strange purgatory where ghosts mingle, gripe, commiserate, quarrel, and enact bizarre acts of penance. Within this transitional state called, in the Tibetan tradition, the bardo, a monumental struggle erupts over young Willie's soul.
1946. R. J. MacCready is investigating an ancient codex, allegedly written by Pliny the Elder, in which the Roman naturalist claimed to have discovered a new race of humans, a divergent species that inspired the myths of the Yeti and is rumored to have the ability to accelerate the process of evolution. Mac sets off into the remote mountain valleys of Tibet, known to the locals as the Labyrinth, using the codex as his guide. As he plunges deeper into the unknown, the more certain it appears that Mac and the associates who join his odyssey may not make it out alive.
In the burned-out, futuristic city of Empire Island, three young people navigate a crumbling metropolis constantly under threat from a pair of dragons that circle the skies. When violence strikes, reality star Duncan Humphrey Ripple V, the spoiled scion of the metropolis' last dynasty; Baroness Swan Lenore Dahlberg, his tempestuous, death-obsessed betrothed; and Abby, a feral beauty he discovered tossed out with the trash; are forced to flee everything they've ever known.
The most dangerous criminals are now kept in suspended animation aboard prison ships and "rehabilitated" in a shared virtual reality environment. But Miska Corbin, a thief and hacker with a background in black ops, has stolen one of these ships, the Hangman's Daughter, and made it her own. Controlled by explosive collars and trained in virtual reality by the electronic ghost of a dead marine sergeant, the thieves, gangsters, murderers, and worse are transformed into Miska's own private indentured army: the Bastard Legion. Are the mercenaries just for fun and profit, or does Miska have a hidden purpose connected to her covert past?
Wen Spencer's stories exploring the fascinating realm of Elfhome, a world where modern day Pittsburgh has collided with the kingdom of the Elves.
Even if the clans can join forces, how will they defeat an enemy whose magical prowess renders them indistinguishable from gods? The answer lies across the sea in a faraway land populated by a reclusive and dour race who feel nothing but disdain for both Fhrey and mankind. With time running out, Persephone leads the gifted young seer Suri, the Fhrey sorceress Arion, and a small band of misfits in a desperate search for aid - a quest that will take them into the darkest depths of Elan, where waits an ancient adversary as fearsome as it is deadly.
1997. Shannon Moss is assigned by the Navy to solve the murder of a SEAL's family - and to locate his teenage daughter, who has disappeared. She learns that the missing SEAL was an astronaut aboard the spaceship U.S.S. Libra - a ship assumed lost to the darkest currents of Deep Time. Moss travels ahead in time to explore possible versions of the future, seeking evidence or insight that will crack the present-day case and makes an appalling discovery.
Determined to escape her old life, misfit and student geologist Hallie heads to Paris. She falls in with the eclectic expat community as a bartender at the notorious Millie's, located next to the Moulin Rouge. There she discovers a time portal located in the keg room. Over the next nine months, irate customers will be the least of her concerns, as she navigates time-faring through the city's turbulent past and future, falling in love, and coming to terms with her own precarious sense of self.
Despite unprecedented victories on the part of humanity, the war with the alien Chiata Horde drags on. Intelligence suggests that the Chiata Invasion is at hand, and with numbers sure to overwhelm humankind. But hope has come from an unlikely source: the Thgreet, long-dead inhabitants of a world ground under the heels of the Chiata millennia ago. In the crumbled ruins of their homeworld is a map - and it may lead to victory.
Maniye, child of Wolf and Tiger, travelling as a bodyguard to the Southern prince, with her warband of outcasts, hopes to finally discover her true place in the world. As the protector of one potential heir to the Sun River Nation, Maniye soon finds herself at the eye of a political storm. Yet all the while, an enemy from the most ancient of times prepares for conquest, and could destroy everything in their path...
A collection of her stories.
The H LYW OD sign presides over a Los Angeles devastated by NK3, a weaponized microbe that has been accidentally spread around the globe, deleting human identity. A 60-foot-tall fence surrounds the hills where the mansions have been taken over by the new aristocracy, those with the power of memory. But their control, their perpetual party, is threatened by four individuals. First, there is the elusive Eckmann, holed up with the last functioning plane at LAX. Then there is Shannon Squier, the chisel-wielding pop superstar from the pre-NK3 world, pulled from the shambling masses. And then there is a treacherous member of the Chief's inner circle, and Hopper, the uncommon Drifter compelled by an inner voice to search for a wife whose name and face he doesn't know?
A collection of her stories.
While Mag works to keep violence out of Ludlow, Hob digs up the Bone Collector and suddenly the Ghost Riders are caught in a race for the source of Tanegawa's World's power. Then a new Weatherman arrives, and the battle for a planet is on.
For five years, Cason Cole has been a chew toy for a god. He walked away from his wife and son and devoted his life to a predator who holds nothing and no-one dear. Now, as the man he loves and hates lies dying at his feet, the explosion still ringing in his ears, Cason is finally free.
Armed with new knowledge that suggests a great sacrifice must be made to change her fate, Miriam continues her quest and learns that she must undo the tragedies of her past to move forward. One such tragedy is Wren, who is now a teen caught up in a bad relationship with the forces that haunt Miriam and has become a killer, just like Miriam. Black must try to save the girl, but what's ahead is something she thought impossible...
Cora is a young slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. An outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is on the cusp of womanhood where greater pain awaits. And so when Caesar, a slave who has recently arrived from Virginia, urges her to join him on the Underground Railroad, she seizes the opportunity and escapes with him.
Master of Shadow, marked for death and still hunted, Arithon's critical quest to recover his obscured past entangles him in a web of deep intrigue and ancient perils beyond his imagining. Condemned initiate of the Koriathain, Elaira's urgent pursuit of the Biedar Tribes' secret embroils her in the terrible directive of the Fellowship Sorcerers, while Dakar the Mad Prophet confronts the hard reckoning for his misspent past, and Tarens is steered by a destiny far from his crofter's origins.
The human race flees its radioactive planet for the mysterious platform known as CIEL. They become sexless, hairless, pale-white creatures floating in isolation, inscribing stories upon their skin. There arises a charismatic and bloodthirsty cult leader, Jean de Men, who turns CIEL into a quasi-corporate police state. A group of rebels unite to dismantle his iron rule - galvanized by the heroic song of Joan, a child-warrior who possesses a mysterious force that lives within her and communes with the earth.
Khaim, The Blue City, is the last remaining city in a crumbled empire that overly relied upon magic until it became toxic. It is run by a tyrant known as the Jolly Mayor and his devious right hand, the last archmage in the world. Together they try to collect all the magic for themselves so they can control the citizens of the city. But when their decadence reaches new heights and begins to destroy the environment, the people stage an uprising to stop them.
From the battlefields of the Ozarks to the marble halls of the Boston Library, from Central Park to the skies above Washington, on the moon and in the seediest bars of Kansas City - they're here. But do they really know who they're up against? Not hardly! Mike Resnick, Ken Scholes, Jody Lynn Nye, Seanan McGuire, Allen M. Steele, Elizabeth Moon, Esther M. Friesner, James Gunn and Robert Silverberg are among the 19 contributors.
When the fey court in London frames LA agent Millie's partner, Tjuan, for attempted homicide, Millie has no choice but to hide him and try to clear his name. Her investigation will take her across the pond to the heart of Arcadia at the mysterious and impenetrable White Rose palace. The key to Tjuan's freedom - and to the success of the revolution - is locked in a vault under the fey Queen's watchful eye.
192 pages. Karen and Priya are out for a night on the town, celebrating the purchase of their own little ranch and Karen's retirement from the Hotel Ma Cherie, when they meet the Arcadia Sisters, spiritualists who unexpectedly stir up the tommy-knocker in the basement. It is a magical creature who generally lives in the deep gold mines of Alaska, but has been kidnapped and brought to Rapid City. The ensuing show could bring down the house, if Karen doesn't rush in to rescue everyone she can.
Ceda hatches a plan to return to Sharakhai and free the asirim, the kings' powerful, immortal slaves. The kings, however, have sent their greatest tactician, the King of Swords, to bring Ceda to justice for her crimes. But the surviving kings vie quietly against one another, maneuvering for control over Sharakhai. Ceda hopes to use that to her advantage, but whom to trust?
Petra Dee would bet all her remaining days that the answer to her husband Gabe's disappearance lies in the dark subterranean world beneath the Rutherford Ranch on the outskirts of Temperance, Wyoming. Gabe is being held prisoner by the sheriff and heir to the ranch, Owen Rutherford. Owen is determined to harness the power of the Tree of Life - and he needs Gabe to reveal its magic. Secretly, the sheriff has also made a pact to free a creature of the underground, a flesh-devouring mermaid. With her coyote sidekick Sig, Petra must descend into the underworld to rescue Gabe before it's too late - for both of them.
After her divorce, Vicki DeVine took over a rustic resort near Lake Silence, in a human town that is not human controlled. She was hoping to find a new career and a new life. But when her lodger, Aggie Crowe - one of the shape-shifting Others - discovers a murdered man, Vicki finds trouble instead. The detectives want to pin the death on her, despite the evidence that nothing human could have killed the victim. As Vicki and her friends search for answers, ancient forces are roused by the disturbance in their domain.
Behind the scenes there are people we don't know determining our destiny. Guy, Emily, and Eric - three seemingly ordinary people who work for a secret organization devoted to creating and carrying out coincidences. When an assignment of the highest level is slipped under Guy's door one night, he knows it will be the most difficult and dangerous coincidence he's ever had to fulfill. But not even a coincidence maker can see how this assignment is about to change all their lives and teach them the true nature of fate, free will, and the real meaning of love.
An intractable spider infestation appears to require more than just another few squirts of Raid. Shrugging off scattered accusations of arachnophobia, US president Stephanie Pilgrim orders nuclear strikes on major American cities, roads and infrastructure and taken her close advisers away to a US Navy aircraft carrier off the East Coast. But not everyone, it will turn out, believes that turning the planet into a smoking, radioactive pile of rocks is truly a viable long-term solution to the spider problem.
The Ranger known as Rhett must make the ultimate transformation if he has any hope of stopping the dark alchemist or fulfilling his destiny. He must become the leader of a new Rangers outpost. To save his friends, and the lives of countless others, he'll first have to lead them on a mission more dangerous than anything they've ever faced.
Werewolves too damaged to live safely among their own kind are exiled to the outskirts of Aspen Creek, Montana. Charles and Anna are on call when an SOS comes in from the fae mate of one such wildling. Heading into the mountainous wilderness, they interrupt the abduction of the wolf - but can't stop blood from being shed. Now Charles and Anna must use their skills - his as enforcer, hers as peacemaker - to track down the attackers, reopening a painful chapter in the past that springs from the darkest magic of the witchborn...
Noted author and futurist David Brin and scholar Stephen Potts have compiled essays and short stories from writers such as Robert J. Sawyer, James Morrow, William Gibson, Damon Knight, Jack McDevitt, and many others to examine the benefits and pitfalls of technologic transparency in all its permutations.
Green Rider Karigan G'ladheon, accompanied by one of the immortal race of Eletians, is sent to find the legendary creatures called p'ehdrosian in the northern wilds. She hopes to renew an alliance of old in the face of current threats from enemies who seek to destroy Sacoridia. Each step on their journey northward grows more perilous with attacks from groundmites, and encounters with ghosts, and ultimately the threat of the necromancer and leader of Second Empire, Grandmother, as they approach the enemy encampment in the Lone Forest.
After losing her hand in a tragic accident, Rachel is plagued by vivid nightmares of a hollow tree, and a hand reaching from it, begging her for help. Terrified that she is going mad, Rachel experiences phantom sensations of leaves, trees, and finally a hand that grasps hers and pulls a young woman into Rachel's world.
Donovan was shot by a cop. For jaywalking, supposedly. Actually, for arguing with a cop while black. Four of the nine shots were lethal - or would have been, if their target had been anybody else. The Foundation picked him up, brought him back, and trained him further. "Lethal" turns out to be a relative term when magic is involved. Foundation training allows trainees to teleport themselves thousands of miles, conjure shields that will stop bullets, and read information from the remnants of spells cast by others days before. They all work for the secretive Foundation...for minimum wage. Which is okay, because the Foundation are the good guys. Aren't they?
15-year-old Sarah Calhoun has a natural talent for hexing and one bad eye, and all she wants is to be left alone - especially by outsiders. But then a Yankee wizard-priest tries to kidnap her at the Nashville Tobacco Fair. She fights back with the aid of a mysterious monk named Thalanes, who is one of the not-quite-human Firstborn, the Moundbuilders of the Ohio. Now, hunted by the Emperor's bodyguard of elite dragoons, as well as by darker things - shapeshifting Mockers and undead Lazars, she and Thalanes seek her destiny.
An anthology of bird-themed dark fantasy and horror stories.
Isobel is riding circuit through the Territory as the Devil's Left Hand. But when she responds to a natural disaster, she learns the limits of her power and the growing danger of something mysterious that is threatening not just her life, but the whole Territory.
A young woman of stunning ambition, Princess Phela refuses to allow a few obstacles - including her mother the queen and her brother, the heir apparent - stand in the way of claiming ultimate power and glory for herself. This desire for power will disrupt the realm's order, setting into motion a series of events that will end with her becoming a goddess in her own right - or ultimately destroying Quandis and all its inhabitants.
Firefighter Cole Brannigan is on the verge of retirement after 30 years on the job, and a decade fighting dragons. But during his final fire call, he discovers he's immune to dragon smoke. This talent is so rare that he's immediately conscripted into an elite dragon-fighting force. Then he discovers a plot to take over the city's government.
A richly illustrated sketchbook fully of previously unseen artwork, anecdotes and meditations on Middle-earth.
When someone starts attacking humans who are sensitive to the supernatural world, Charley knows it's time to let loose her razor sharp claws. Then again, her number one suspect is the dark entity she's loved for centuries. So the question becomes can she tame the unruly beast before it destroys everything she's worked so hard to protect?
Sandman Slim finds himself on the farthest edge of the Tenebrae, the desolate home of the lost dead. Alone and with no clue how to get back home, he throws in with a brutal caravan made up of human souls, Hellion deserters, rogue angels - and Father Traven. To add to his problems, the angels have put a fat bounty on his head.
As Eitan City announces its independence, soldiers from the northern province of Vargmannskjor storm the ceremony and annex the city. The cruelties of the Tathadann soon pale beside their new rulers' atrocities. Henraek finds himself resettled in the north, in a city where the people seem happy and well... until its labor camps and enslaved spirits come to light.
Humanity builds a ship, Friendship, to follow the Aliens home to Kindred. But when the Friendship arrives, they find no interplanetary culture, no industrial base - and no cure for the spore disease. A timeslip in the apparently instantaneous travel between worlds has occurred and far more than ten years have passed. Once again scientists find themselves in a race against time to save humanity and their kind from a deadly virus while a clock of a different sort runs down on a military solution no less deadly to all.
Talia Krycek, Zander's daughter and a member of the very council that had him exiled, has come to ask her father for his help bringing Ithaca back from the abject poverty and civil war into which it has descended. Seeing a chance to repair his legacy - and his relationship with Talia - Zander agrees. But in order to sneak Zander back into Ithaca safely, they'll need a ship and a crew with smuggling experience. Enter privateer Captain Catherine Blackwood and the Andromeda.
At the Convent of Sweet Mercy, young girls are raised to be killers. In some few children the old bloods show, gifting rare talents that can be honed to deadly or mystic effect. But even the mistresses of sword and shadow don't truly understand what they have purchased when Nona Grey is brought to their halls. A bloodstained child of eight falsely accused of murder, guilty of worse, Nona is stolen from the shadow of the noose.
There's an underground black market for arcane things. Akin to the trade in rhino horns or tigers' bones, this group trafficks in mummified satyrs, gryphons' claws, and more. When Angela Gough's lover Vince goes missing, she sets out to find him - whatever the risk. She learns that he was employed by the infamous London crime lord Frederick Meloy, providing bizarre objects beyond imagining. Descending into the city's underbelly, she uncovers a deadly side to the black market. It might have claimed Vince, and Angela may be next.
Forty years ago the American West Coast village of Longford was subjected to a secret military test - a biological agent that drove the inhabitants insane. Gassed, isolated, and declared off-limits, Longford disappeared when the valley was flooded. Now drought has caused the village to emerge, and not everything there has remained dead.
The assassin Toil now wears the Princess of Blood on her jacket and even Lynx would admit she's a woman cloaked in chaos and bloodshed. Their new mission is to escort a dignitary to the pious and ancient city of Jarrazir - beneath which lies a fabled labyrinth. Under threat of siege and horrors rising from the labyrinth, even the Mercenary Deck may have to accept that Jarrazir's prohibition laws aren't their biggest problem.
The Rynax brothers are looking for the moneyed interests behind the Holver Alley fire. The trail of breadcrumbs leads their crew to Lord Henterman, and they plan to infiltrate the noble's house on the other side of the city. While the crew tries to penetrate the heart of the house, the worst elements of North Seleth seem to be uniting under a mysterious new leader. With the crew's attention divided, Asti discovers that the secrets behind the fire, including ones from his past, might be found in Lady Henterman's wardrobe.
Rebel scribe Genevre, exploring secreted libraries with Dragonsblood pulsing through her young veins, accidentally discovers a 5th-Council manuscript with a long-forgotten alchemical formula whose implications could permanently transform both the Alchemists' Council and the Rebel Branch.
With the capital city occupied, half a million refugees are on the march, looking for safety on the frontier, accompanied by Lady Flint's soldiers. Meanwhile, Ben Styke is building his own army. He and his mad lancers are gathering every able body they can find and searching for an ancient artifact that may have the power to turn the tides of war in their favor. But what they find may not be what they're looking for.
Some people would call Lowryland the amusement park. It's one of the largest in Florida, the keystone of the Lowry entertainment empire...but for Annie Price, it's a place to hide. Then the accidents begin. The discovery of a dead man brings Annie to the attention of the secret cabal of magic users running Lowryland from behind the scenes.
The fifth and final installment about fae Genny Taylor who works for Spelltrackers.com, run by witches - it pays the rent, lets her do what she's good at (magic and crack it), and it keeps the vamps off her back. Packed with humour, magic, romance, and a few revelations, and the cameo appearence of a few characters from Ben Aaronovitch's Peter Grant novels.
Dressmaker Sophie's reputation for beautiful ball gowns and discreetly-embroidered charms for luck, love, and protection secures her a commission from the royal family itself - and the commission earns her the attentions of a dashing but entirely unattainable duke. Meanwhile, her brother Kristos rises to prominence in the growing anti-monarchist movement. Their worlds collide when the revolution's shadow leader takes him hostage and demands that Sophie place a curse on the queen's Midwinter costume.
Anthology of stories exploring the secret history of the world's most iconic monster. Decades after the death of the undead Vlad the Impaler, Jonathan and Mina Harker's son Quincey pieces together the story: dusty old manuscripts, court reports from the Holy Roman Empire at its height, oral traditions among the Szgany Roma people who once served the monster.
An ex-corporate enforcer, Hakan Veil, is forced to bodyguard Madison Jegede, part of a colonial audit team investigating a disappeared lottery winner on Mars. But when Jegede is abducted, and Hakan nearly killed, the investigation takes him farther and deeper than he had ever expected. And soon Hakan discovers the heavy price he may have to pay to learn the truth.
Humankind faces a nightmare invasion scenario made real, as more colossal machines touch down across the globe. But Rose Franklin and her team at the Earth Defense Corps refuse to surrender. They can turn the tide if they can unlock the last secrets of an advanced alien technology. The greatest weapon humanity wields is knowledge in a do-or-die battle to inherit the Earth - and maybe even the stars.
Niccolucio, a young Florentine Carthusian monk, leads a devout life until the Black Death kills all of his brothers, leaving him alone and filled with doubt. Habidah, an anthropologist from another universe racked by plague, is overwhelmed by the suffering. Unable to maintain her observer neutrality, she saves Niccolucio from the brink of death. Then Habidah discovers that neither her home's plague nor her assignment on Niccolucio's world are as she's been led to believe.
Two village boys are mistaken for assassins and must flee for their lives - to the one place where they can hope to disappear, the sprawling desert known as the Land that Eats Men. In this eerie wilderness, the terrain is as deadly as the monsters, ghouls, and traffickers in human flesh. Here the brothers find strange allies: an aging warlord, a desert nomad searching for her family, a lethal child-soldier still in her teens. They also find themselves in possession of a secret that could bring peace to the continent of Urrath. Or unthinkable carnage.
Jack West, Jr. and his family are living contentedly on their remote farm when Jack is brutally kidnapped. He awakens in an underground cell to find a masked attacker with a knife charging at him. It seems he has been chosen - along with a dozen other elite soldiers - to compete in a series of deadly challenges designed to fulfill an ancient ritual.
The waters rose, submerging New York City. But the residents adapted and it remained the bustling, vibrant metropolis it had always been. Though changed forever. Every street became a canal. Every skyscraper an island. Through the eyes of the varied inhabitants of one building we're shown how one of our great cities will change with the rising tides. And how we too will change.
2267. Minh is part of the generation that first moved back up to the surface of the Earth from the underground hells, to reclaim humanity's ancestral habitat. She's spent her entire life restoring river ecosystems, but lately the kind of long-term restoration projects Minh works on have been stalled due to the invention of time travel. When she gets the opportunity take a team to 2000 BC to survey the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, she jumps at the chance to uncover the secrets of the shadowy think tank that controls time travel technology.
An anthology of stories about big ships blowing things up. Star Destroyers. Space opera and military sf from Drake, Lee & Miller, Michael Z. Williamson, Steve White, Buettner, Matthews, Bara, and many more!
An all-new Stormlight Archive novella is the centrepiece of Brandon Sanderson's first book of short fiction. The collection will include eight works in all.
Londons fall and kingdoms rise while darkness sweeps the Maresh Empire, and the fraught balance of magic blossoms into dangerous territory while heroes struggle. Series conclusion.
Paige Mahoney has risen to the dangerous position of Underqueen, ruling over London's criminal population. But, having turned her back on Jaxon Hall and with vengeful enemies still at large, the task of stabilizing the fractured underworld has never seemed so challenging. Little does Paige know that her reign may be cut short by the introduction of Senshield, a deadly technology that spells doom for the clairvoyant community and the world as they know it.
Lauryn Jefferson, a beautiful young doctor, sees a diabolical drug sweep Chicago and begins to train in the ways of a spirit warrior under the legendary man of God, Talon Hunter. Facing dangerous trials and tests, it's a true baptism by fire. Get ready. Armageddon approaches quickly.
Ex-NYPD detective Willow Wylde is fresh out of rehab and finally able to find a job running a Cold Case squad in suburban Detroit. When the two rookie cops assigned to him take an obsessive interest in a decades-old disappearance of a brother and sister, Willow begins to suspect something out of the ordinary is afoot. And when he uncovers a series of church basement AA-type meetings made up of slain innocents, a new way of looking at life, death, murder - and missed opportunities - is revealed to him.
The latest best of the year for science fiction and fantasy, selected by Jonathan Strahan.
The Stabilizers is an agency committed to fixing temporal anomalies and acting as a disaster relief force in instances of time storms. Brent Mayakao is a veteran who is an Originator, one of those rare human beings to whom time responds differently, so that he's lived a very long time. He played a key role for the Stabilizers in the past, but doesn't remember why because of battle trauma. He must find a mass-murderer who is hunting down Stabilizers because of crimes committed in the future that he knows nothing about.
A series of linked stories from the points of view of the wives and girlfriends of superheroes, female heroes, and anyone who has ever been "refrigerated": comic book women who are killed, raped, brainwashed, driven mad, disabled, or had their powers taken so that a male superhero's storyline will progress.
128 pages. The Strange Bird is a new kind of creature, built in a laboratory - she is part bird, part human, part many other things. She manages to escape the lab in which she was created. But the earth's native wildlife rejects her. But of the many creatures she encounters with whom she bears some kind of kinship, it is the humans - all of them now simply scrambling to survive - who are the most insidious, who still see her as simply something to possess, to capture, to trade, to exploit.
It's up to officers like Travis Long and Lisa Donnelly to defend the Star Kingdom and the Royal Manticoran Navy, but the challenge is greater than any they have faced before. Weakened but not defeated, the mercenary forces and their mysterious employer could return at any time, and the anti-Navy faction within Parliament is growing. The situation becomes even more dire when fresh tragedy strikes the Star Kingdom.
When their father is stricken by a mysterious ailment, the five royal sisters must come together on a desperate journey to save him and prevent their treacherous stepbrother from seizing the throne. Their mission: find the powerful witch who can cure the king. But to succeed on their quest, they must overcome their differences, and hope that the secrets they hide from one another and the world are never brought to light.
The UN forces may hold most of the stations, the docks, and the jump points, but now the Freehold of Grainne has its own lethal weapon: Angie Kaneshiro. The Intelligence branch sends a freighter crewed with Blazers, special forces troops. All Angie has to do is lead them through the holes. Responsibility for the explosions and wreckage will be theirs. But war is complicated, and heroes can be forged in its crucible even if the hero turns out to be a tramp freighter crew-woman determined to fight for the freedom she loves.
A collection of AI-oriented stories.
The Feed is accessible everywhere, by everyone, at any time. It instantaneously links us to all information and global events as they break. When a horrific tragedy ends the Feed, people are left scavenging to survive. Finding food is truly a matter of life and death. Tom and Kate have managed to protect themselves and their family. But then their six-year-old daughter, Bea, goes missing. How do you begin to look for someone in a world without technology?
Sulema is a newly minted warrior of the people and a true Ja'Akari - a daughter of the unforgiving desert. When a mysterious young man appears in her home of Aish Kalumm, she learns that the Dragon King is dying in distant Atualon. As the king fades, so does the magic that sings the Earth Dragon to sleep. There are those who wish to keep the dragon trapped in endless slumber. Others would tap her power to claim it for their own. And there are those who would have her wake, so they might laugh as the world burns.
It's 1942 in Poland, and the world is coming to pieces. At least that's how it seems to Chaim and Gittel, twins whose lives feel like a fairy tale torn apart, with evil witches, forbidden forests, and dangerous ovens looming on the horizon. But in all darkness there is light, and the twins find it through Chaim's poetry and the love they have for each other.
Find. Claim. Profit. In a post-war galaxy littered with scrap, it's the salvager's motto. And with a fast ship and a lust for adventure, Rion Forge has certainly made her mark on the trade. When the discovery of a wrecked UNSC cruiser brings Rion's past back to haunt her, stirring fresh hope into a decades-old wound, she's hell-bent on finding answers: What really happened to her father and his ship, the Spirit of Fire?
With the Dark Angels spread across a hundred systems, primarch Lion El'Jonson stands as Lord Protector of Ultramar - though his true motives are known to few indeed, and old rivalries on his home world threaten to tear the Dark Angels Legion in half. But when word comes of the Night Lords' attack on Sotha, the Lion's brutal actions bring Imperium Secundus once again to the brink of civil war.
An anthology featuring original stories from leading fiction writers, all set in the world of the cult Netflix series.
The untold story bridging between ARROW seasons 5 and 6, exclusive to this novel! In the devastating aftermath of season five, Team Arrow must resume their mission to protect Star City. Those who have survived Chase's trap on Lian Yu discover that his plans did not end there. If his legacies aren't stopped, countless more will die.
An aggressive contagion is ravaging the food supplies of the remote Federation colony Tarsus IV and the 8000 people who call it home. Meaningful assistance is weeks away. Lt. Commander Gabriel Lorca and a small team assigned to a Starfleet monitoring outpost are caught up in the escalating crisis, and bear witness as the colony's governor, Adrian Kodos, employs an unimaginable solution in order to prevent mass starvation.
As one promotion follows another in his rapid ascension to greater power, Thrawn schools his trusted aide, Ensign Eli Vanto, in the arts of combat and leadership, and the secrets of claiming victory. But even though Thrawn dominates the battlefield, he has much to learn in the arena of politics, where ruthless administrator Arihnda Pryce holds the power to be a potent ally or a brutal enemy.
Doctor Who and the Krikkitmen opens at Lords Cricket Ground, the Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith bearing witness to a group of androids in cricket whites (who materialize in a pavilion) violently stealing the Ashes.
The Full Circle Fleet, led by the Voyager, focuses its attention on a unique planet in a binary system, where a new element has been discovered. Several biospheres exist on this otherwise uninhabitable world, each containing different atmospheres and features that argue other sentient beings once resided on the surface. Janeway soon realizes that the secrets buried on this world may be part of a much larger puzzle - one that points to the existence of a species whose power to reshape the galaxy might dwarf that of the Krenim.
Recalled from the Great Crusade after Ullanor, Rogal Dorn and the VII Legion were appointed as the Emperor's praetorians, but only after the Warmaster Horus' treachery was revealed did the full extent of that sacred duty become apparent. Now, the Solar System comes under attack for the first time since the war began, and many of the seemingly impregnable defences wrought by Dorn and his Imperial Fists Legion prove inadequate.
The novelization of the most recent Star Wars film, in which Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe, and Luke Skywalker.
The official prequel novelization will bridge the gap between Pacific Rim and the upcoming Pacific Rim Uprising