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.
From William Hope Hodgson's Thomas Carnacki, to Seabury Quinn's fearless Frenchman Jules de Grandin, to Jessica Salmonson's Penelope Pettiweather, the genre of occult detective fiction is traced from its 19th century origins to the late 20th century in 31 classic stories.
Sancia Grado and her allies are attempting to bring scriving - the art of imbuing everyday objects with sentience - to all of Tevanne's citizens. But one of her enemies seeks to resurrect a heirophant. Long ago, the heirophant was an ordinary man, but he's used scriving to transform himself into something closer to a god. Once awakened, he'll stop at nothing to remake the world in his horrifying image.
Three fantasy novellas featuring Penric on his journey from noble young lord to sorcerer and scholar in the Bastard's Order: Penric's Demon, Penric and the Shaman, and Penric's Fox.
Sir Veronal Slickstone is dead, his bid to exploit that secret consigned to dust, leaving Rotherweird to resume its abnormal normality - but someone is playing a very long game. Disturbing omens multiply. A funeral delivers a cryptic warning; an ancient portrait speaks; the Herald disappears and democracy threatens the uneasy covenant between town and countryside. Geryon Wynter's intricate plot, centuries in the making, is on the move.
Young Arkad is the only human on a distant world. His struggle to survive on the lawless streets of an alien city is disrupted by the arrival of three humans: an eccentric historian named Jacob, a superhuman cyborg girl called Baichi, and a mysterious ex-spy known as Ree. They seek a priceless treasure which might free Earth from alien domination. Arkad risks everything to join them on an incredible quest halfway across the planet.
In postapocalyptic San Francisco, former pop star Moira has created a new identity to finally escape her past - until her domineering father launches a sweeping public search to track her down. Desperate for a fresh start herself, jaded event planner Krista navigates the world on behalf of those too traumatized to go outside, determined to help everyone move on - even if they don't want to.
Ilisidi, the dowager, is betting the hard-won northern peace - and the lives of the people - on being right. She has commandeered the Red Train, taken aboard what passengers she chooses, and headed for the snowy roof of the world, where a hard-scrabble town and its minor lord are the first pieces she intends to use.
The NASA spacecraft Magellan is about to take its crew on the first expedition to the outer planets when they learn that a top-secret Soviet mission had already gone there a few decades earlier. The Kremlin believes it drove their most trusted crew mad. During their long race to the Kuiper Belt, astronauts Jack Templeton and Traci Keene unwind a decades-old mystery buried in the pages of a dead cosmonaut's journal. Challenging their own beliefs about the nature of humanity, they will soon confront the question of existence itself.
Novella. One day the button box suddenly reappears but this time, without Richard Farris to explain why, or what the now-adult Gwendy's supposed to do with it. Between this and some troubling disappearances back in Castle Rock, Gwendy decides to return home.
Irene needs to obtain a particular book to prevent the Library from veering deep into chaos. The Fae information-broker Mr. Nemo is the only source. In order to get the book Irene and Kai must join a team to steal a specific painting from the early 21st century Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Museum. Their team-mates inlcude a dragon techie, a Fae thief, a gambler, a driver, and the muscle.
1300 gates have opened to solar systems around the galaxy. But as humanity builds its interstellar empire in the alien ruins, the mysteries and threats grow deeper. As Elvi Okoye struggles to learn the nature of a genocide that happened before the first human beings existed, the scattered crew of the Rocinante fights a brave rear-guard action against Duarte's authoritarian regime. Memory of the old order falls away, and a future under Laconia's eternal rule - and with it, a battle that humanity can only lose - seems more and more certain.
16 year old Randy Knox has been fighting the Creepers since he was 12. At one point, it seemed the war was over when the aliens' orbital battle station had been destroyed. But now a second Creeper orbital battle station has arrived, and while returning to his home unit, Randy's convoy is ambushed. Separated from his fellow soldiers and his K-9 companion Thor, Randy faces the ultimate horror of every American serviceman: to become a prisoner of war of the aliens.
Fugitive conjuror Elizabeth Barnabus escapes to the wilds seeking her lost family. There she discovers an army preparing for war. In a land where politics and prophecy are intertwined, the fate of an empire may come to rest on the perfect execution of a conjuring trick.
Josune, Roystan, and Nika have escaped the company thugs trying to kill them. They have a new spaceship, armed to the teeth with dangerous weapons, courtesy of Josune. But before they head out to find the legendary lode of transurides they need to restore Roystan's memory by collecting the genemod machine Nika has ordered. But first, they have to shake off the Justice Department agent and the Companies tracking them.
When bodies begin washing ashore down the Mississippi River, Luce discovers they are part of a gruesome, lethal message. Her final sister, Death, is trying to break through. Her coterie will stand with her against this threat, though Cole keeps standing one step too goddamn far away. Her mysterious new partner, Adam Wu, on the other hand, seems determined to keep her close at all times.
My name's Griz. My childhood wasn't like yours. I've never had friends, and in my whole life I've not met enough people to play a game of football. My parents told me how crowded the world used to be, but we were never lonely on our remote island. We had each other, and our dogs. Then the thief came. There may be no law left except what you make of it. But if you steal my dog, you can at least expect me to come after you. Because if we aren't loyal to the things we love, what's the point?
With the venomous magic of Orkise at her command, Lucia plots to marry and then murder the usurper who now rules Milan, the condottiere Carlo Sforza - known to friend and foe alike as the Wolf the North. On his side, Sforza has only the skill and cunning of his physician, Francisco Turner - who is on good terms with the Valdosta brothers and may be able to neutralize Venetian hostility. But even if he can, will that be enough to save the Wolf of the North? For out there in the countryside of northern Italy, Orkise is uncoiling all the plagues of hell.
In 48 hours, the Earth will be hit by a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from the Sun, a "Carrington Event" that has the power to shut down and possibly destroy the world's electrical infrastructure. In order to avert permanent damage, everything goes dark prior to the hit. But will that be enough?
The fully illustrated script of the play, with annotations, deleted scences etc. For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. It is not the story of the brave students. Nor is it the story of the smart students, or even the ones with a strange obsession with snakes. This is the story of the Puffs... who just happened to be there too.
A gifted "app-whisperer" is hired to beta test a mysterious new product only to find her life endangered by her relationship with her surprisingly street-smart and combat-savvy "digital assistant".
Taken captive by their enemies, King Grieve, along with Lila and Bannon, is about to discover the terrifying force that threatens to bring destruction to the Old World. The Norukai, barbarian raiders and slavers, have been gathering an immense fleet among the inhospitably rocky islands that make up their home. With numbers greater than anyone could have imagined, the Norukai are poised to launch their final and most deadly war.
The Rondian Empress Lyra has lost her husband, her army is defeated and the deadly Masked Cabal have seized the Holy City. Her allies have abandoned her and her empire is spiralling into chaos. Standing alone against the huge forces of Sultan Rashid are the remnants of a defeated army led by a general who knows all about fighting for survival. There are no easy options left. Lyra and her fellow dwymancers must master their deadly magic, whatever the cost.
As Tessa Andrews works to free her father from his ghostly state, help a phoenix wizard restore his rejuvenation ritual, and retrieve the stolen Eye of Nimora for the Broadstone clan, she must also help her mother navigate the rocky road of academia and single motherhood finances, fall in love herself, and steer her college teammates to a divisional championship. And then a strange and forbidding book of the Dark Arts strikes her with actual power...
Six months after it was conjured into being, the labyrinthine New City has become a haven for criminals and refugees. Rumours have spread of a devastating new weapon buried beneath the streets - a weapon with the power to destroy a god. As Guerdon strives to remain neutral, two of the most powerful factions in the godswar send agents into the city to find it.
Lizbeth Rose is hired onto a new crew for a seemingly easy protection job, transporting a crate into Dixie, just about the last part of the former United States of America she wants to visit. But what seemed like a straight-forward job turns into a massacre as the crate is stolen. Up against a wall in Dixie, where social norms have stepped back into the last century, Lizbeth has to go undercover with an old friend to retrieve the crate as what's inside can spark a rebellion, if she can get it back in time.
It takes only one halfling bomb and Offi Numminen's world is turned upside down - or downside up, really, since he lives in a hole in the ground. Suddenly Offi is the leader of a band of lovable misfits and outcasts - from a gryphon who would literally kill for omelets to a young dwarf herbalist who is better with bees than with his cudgel to an assertive and cheerful teen witch with a beard as long as her book of curses - all on a journey to the Toot Towers to confront the dastardly villain intent on tearing Pell asunder.
Math-genius mercenary Cas Russell is responsible for the recent outbreak of violence in the world's cities - she's the one who crushed the organization of telepaths keeping the world's worst offenders under control. And her own power has a hidden history that creeps into her mind and fractures her sanity - just when she's finds herself on the hit list of every crime lord on the West Coast. And her best, her only, sociopathic friend.
Robin is a YouTube celebrity gone viral with her intensely realistic witch hunter series. But even her millions of followers don't know the truth: her series isn't fiction. Her ultimate goal is to seek revenge against the coven of witches who wronged her mother long ago. Returning home to the rural town of Blackfield, Robin meets friends new and old on her quest for justice. But then, a mysterious threat known as the Red Lord interferes with her plans...
Soldiers fighting the war against Mars are broken down into light and beamed to interplanetary battlefronts. But Dietz, a fresh recruit in the infantry, begins to experience combat drops that don't sync up with the platoon's. And Dietz's bad drops tell a story of the war that's not at all what the corporate brass want the soldiers to think is going on.
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?
Solitary ship captain Nia Imani lives only for the next paycheck, until the day she meets a mute boy whose only form of communication is the haunting music he plays on an old wooden flute and brings him into her crew. But the boy has gifts that must be hidden from the attention of the ruling powers. But time is running out. The past hungers for the boy, and when it catches up, it threatens to tear this makeshift family apart.
Charley's allowed to return to the earthly plane after a mere century in exile. And now that Charley's finally back on earth, it's time to solve the burning questions that still need answering. What happened to her mother? How did she really die? Who killed her? Is a batch of cupcakes the best medicine to mend a broken heart?
The origins of the Lovecraft Squad are traced to a series of events from February 1928, when federal government agents raided the ancient Massachusetts seaport of Innsmouth and attempted to eradicate a deviant race of ichthyoid creatures which had been interbreeding with the human population for decades, if not centuries. Then the FBI began to investigate the so-called fiction that H. P. Lovecraft was publishing. In the decades since, the Human Protection League (H.P.L.), or the Lovecraft Squad has been the only defense standing between humanity and the creatures of chaos.
Captain Ry Devans is the host of a life-saving alien microbe, and the most wanted man within thirty-three million miles-courtesy of the terrorist global juggernaut the Earth First Faction, and its sociopathic agent Paton Schiflet. The EFF has dispatched its own insanely weaponized crew, so Devans and his dirty-dozen team are facing astonomical odds. Not only are moles undermining every offensive tactic, but some on MOS-1 are exhibiting dangerously psychotic mood swings.
November, 1936. British spy Kim Tavistock is undercover in Berlin, hoping for a spill that will unlock a secret Nazi operation called Monarch. Forging an alliance with the Jewish resistance, Kim discovers the alarming purpose of Monarch: the creation of a company of enforcers with augmented Talents and strange appetites. Called the Progeny, they have begun to compel citizen obedience with physical and spiritual terror.
In QualityLand life is automated from cradle to grave. The foolproof algorithms of the biggest, most successful company in the world, TheShop, know what you want before you do and conveniently deliver to your doorstep before you even order it. One day, Peter Jobless receives a product from TheShop he absolutely, positively knows he does not want, and which he decides, at great personal cost, to return. This calls into question the very foundations of QualityLand itself.
Exiled and hunted, Cerulia, Princess of Weirandale, knows she has one destiny. Her enemies failed to kill her, and no one harboring her is safe. Raised in obscurity, she has no resources, no army, nothing that can help her against her enemies. Except their gods.
A Sherlock Holmes short story collection from James Lovegrove, including a brand-new Cthulhu Casebooks story.
When Jack left Eleanor West's School for Wayward Children she was carrying the body of her deliciously deranged sister - whom she had recently murdered in a fit of righteous justice - back to their home on the Moors. But death in their adopted world isn't always as permanent as it is here, and when Jack is herself carried back into the school, it becomes clear that something has happened to her. Something terrible.
An attempt to redress the troubling British colonialism found in Kipling's Just So Stories by bringing together new and established writers of colour from around the world. Including stories by Adiwijaya Iskandar, Joseph E. Cole, Raymond Gates, Zina Hutton, Georgina Kamsika, Cassandra Khaw, Paul Krueger, Stewart Hotston, Tauriq Moosa,Jeannette Ng, Ali Nouraei, Zedeck Siew, Wayne Santos and Achala Upendran.
Grimnir is the last of his kind, last in a long line of monsters who have plagued humanity since the Elder Days. Drawn from his lair by a thirst for vengeance against the Dane who slew his brother, Grimnir makes his way to the green shores of Ireland and the Viking stronghold of Dubhlinn, where his enemy awaits. There he must choose: stand with the Christian King of Ireland and see his vengeance done or stand against him and see it slip away.
Ella and Kev are brother and sister, both gifted with extraordinary power. Their childhoods are defined and destroyed by structural racism and brutality. When Kev is incarcerated for the crime of being a young black man in America, Ella - through visits both mundane and supernatural - tries to show him the way to a revolution that could burn it all down.
All his life Charley Sutherland has concealed a magical ability he can't quite control. He can bring characters from books into the real world. But when literary characters start causing trouble throughout the city and threaten to destroy the world, he learns he's not the only one with his ability. Now it's up to Charley and his reluctant older brother, Rob, to stop them - hopefully before reaching The End.
In the 75 years since the dragons' rule of fire and magic ended, the tyrannical Synod has sent out Vigilants across the continent of Vinterkveld to find and capture all children born bearing the taint of the arcane known as witchsign. No one knows when the Vigilants of the Synod will appear and enforce the Empire's laws. But today they're coming. And gods help those who bear the sign of the witch.
Trina Goldberg-Oneka is a 50 year old trans woman whose life is irreversibly altered in the wake of a gentle - but nonetheless world-changing - invasion by an alien entity called the Seep. Trina and her wife, Deeba, live blissfully under the Seep's utopian influence - until Deeba decides to be reborn as a baby, leaving Trina devastated. Heartbroken and deep into an alcoholic binge, Trina follows a lost boy she encounters, embarking on an unexpected quest.
In the 1990s, a team of para-psychiatrists is sent in to investigate the All Hallows Church and its unsavoury legends. As they dig deeper, not only do they uncover some of the secrets behind the ancient edifice designed by "Zombie King" Thomas Moreby but, hidden away beneath everything else, something so ancient and so terrifying that it is using the architect himself as a conduit to unimaginable evil.
30 years ago giant electrovoric ants and pterodons came through a rift in space-time, millions of humans died, and that was that. Now most survive at the subsistence level. But Chuck Gordon has left his family's farm and is on the road of destiny, accompanied by a mystic warrior monk, a beautiful dragon tamer, a runaway cultist, and a mysterious drunken lecher, all of them searching for the key to reclaiming humanity's future and past.
Marcella Riggins needs no one. Flush from her brush with death, she's finally gained the control she's always sought - and will use her new-found power to bring the city of Merit to its knees. She'll do whatever it takes, collecting her own sidekicks, and leveraging the two most infamous EOs, Victor Vale and Eli Ever, against each other once more.
Despite the end of the war, Safefold is a broken world. As international alliances shift and Charis charges on with its precarious mission of global industrialization, the shifting plates of the new world order are bound to clash. Yet, an uncertain future isn't the only danger Safehold faces. Long-buried secrets and prophetic promises come to light, proving time is a merciless warden who never forgets.
Moon and Jade travel with their people on a pair of flying ships in hopes of finding a new home for their colony. But when the travelers reach the ancestral home of Indigo Cloud, shrouded within the trunk of a mountain-sized tree, they discover a blight infecting its core. This discovery sends Moon and the hunters of Indigo Cloud on a quest for the heartstone of the tree - a quest that will lead them far away - across the Serpent Sea.
In the lower wards of Kahnzoka, the great port city of the Blessed Empire, eighteen-year-old ward boss Isoka enforces the will of her criminal masters with the power of Melos, the Well of Combat. When her magic is discovered by the government, she's arrested and brought to the Emperor's spymaster, who sends her on an impossible mission: steal Soliton, a legendary ghost ship - a ship from which no one has ever returned.
After surviving the Vile Rot, Isoka, Meroe, and the rest of Soliton's crew finally arrive at the Harbor - a city of great stone ziggurats, enshrouded in a ghostly veil of Eddica magic. And they're not alone. Royalty, monks, and madmen live in a precarious balance, and by night take shelter from monstrous living corpses. None know how to leave the Harbor, but if Isoka can't find a way to capture Soliton and return it to the Emperor's spymaster before a year is up, her sister's Tori's life will be forfeit.
In the Golden State, knowingly contradicting the truth is the greatest crime - and stopping those crimes is Laz's job. As a Speculator he is one of the few individuals permitted to harbor untruths, to "speculate" on what might have happened. But the Golden State is less a paradise than its name might suggest. To monitor, verify, and enforce the truth requires a veritable panopticon of surveillance and recording. And when those in control of the facts twist them for nefarious means, the Speculators are the only ones with the power to fight back.
A young detective who specializes in "tiny mysteries" finds herself at the center of a massive conspiracy in this beguiling historical fantasy set in 1921 on Manhattan's Westside - a peculiar and dangerous neighbourhood home to strange magic and stranger residents.
Humanity clings to life on the dying planet January, spread across two archaic cities built in the sliver of habitable dusk. Sophie, a student and reluctant revolutionary, is supposed to be dead, after being exiled into the night. Saved only by forming an unusual bond with the enigmatic beasts who roam the ice, Sophie vows to stay hidden from the world, hoping she can heal. But fate has other plans - and Sophie's ensuing odyssey and the ragtag family she finds will change the entire world.
Mariyah is a renowned wine maker -- and her betrothed Lem a musician of rare talent -- in Vylari, a land magically sealed off from the outside world. Their destiny has never been in question. Whatever life brings, they will face it together. Then a stranger crosses the wards into Vylari for the first time in centuries, bringing a dark prophecy that forces Lem and Mariyah down separate paths.
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...
Two classic SF novels in one volume. A human expedition to colonize another star system is jeopardized by an encounter with a bowl-shaped structure cupping a star, with a habitable area equivalent to many millions of Earths.
The Sturm, a group of "species purists" intent on destroying any human with genetic or cybernetic enhancements once cut a bloody swathe across the stars, killing billions before finally being defeated. Now, after centuries, they are back. On the brink of annihilation, humankind's only hope is five flawed, reluctant heroes who must band together to prevail against the relentless enemy and near-impossible odds.
Bennett is a town in the Elder Hills where humans and Others are attempting to live and work together. But the town of Bennett has attracted the attention of other humans looking for profit. And the arrival of the outlaw Blackstone Clan will either unite Others and humans -- or pitch them against one another.
As Jude attempts to protect her younger brother Oak, heir to Faerie, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.
It's the final showdown between heroes and darkness in the Old West. Contributors include Joe R. Lansdale, Mercedes Lackey, Harry Turtledove, James A. Moore, Irene Radford and Jonathan Maberry.
Judah is a foundling born with a special gift and raised inside Highfall castle along with Gavin, the son and heir to Lord Elban's vast empire. As Gavin is groomed for his future role, Judah comes to realize that Elban has his own plans for her, for all of them. But in the starving, desperate city, a magus, a healer with his own secret power has plans for the empire, and at the heart of those plans lies Judah...
After the horrifying explosion that claimed one of their own, the Diviners find themselves wanted by the US government, and on the brink of war with the King of Crows. While Memphis and Isaiah run for their lives from the mysterious Shadow Men, Isaiah receives a startling vision of a girl, Sarah Beth Olson, who could shift the balance in their struggle for peace.
Mercy Thompson is a car mechanic, a coyote shapeshifter, and mate of the Alpha of the Columbia Basin werewolf pack. Her territory is viewed as neutral ground, a place where humans would feel safe to come and treat with the fae. But now, as generals and politicians face off with the Gray Lords of the fae, a storm is coming and her name is Death.
A second wave of Martians has come to Earth - five years after the first wave succumbed to lethal Terran pathogens. The second wave, inoculated against the pathogens, claims to come in peace. For several years an entente exists between the two races. It is only when Holmes and Watson travel to the Red Planet, ostensibly to track down the killer of an eminent Martian philosopher, that they learn the truth.
The Apkallu rule the world from the shadows, using mind control and deadly monsters to eliminate any threat to their power. If they know your name, or have a trace of your blood, you can never defy them. After Sam Arquero lost his family to a demon, an old man named Lucas offers him the chance to find out who is responsible, and bring down the Apkallu forever.
The Mediterranean superpowers of Rome, Egypt and Macedon are waging their proxy wars on Hellenic soil. Greece needs a champion. A new Achilles. When a wounded soldier is carried into his temple, healer Alexanor believes the man's wounds are mortal. But he is not destined to die. But Alexanor must face his own daemons before he can help the hero face his. Because this is the new Achilles. His name is Philopoemen.
Percival Tunstell loves that his sister and her best friend are building themselves a family of misfits aboard their airship, the Spotted Custard. Of course, he'd never admit that he belongs among them. He's always been on the outside - dispassionate, aloof, and hatless. But accidental spies, a trip to Japan, and one smart and beautiful doctor may have him renegotiating his whole philosophy on life. Except hats. He's done with hats. Thank you very much.
Martin Dane, the White Picket Fence Serial Killer who terrorized West Coast families living the suburban American dream, appears to be back at it with a fresh murder in Portland. There's only one problem: Dane has been dead for three weeks. Kincaid agrees to examine the Portland crime scene and discovers a place of supernatural power unlike anywhere she's ever been.
From the author of the Artemis Fowl series comes an adult novel about a vodka-drinking, Flashdance-loving dragon who lives an isolated life in the bayous of Louisiana - and the raucous adventures that ensue when he crosses paths with a 15 year old troublemaker on the run from a crooked sheriff.
Ever since her father was killed when she was just a child, Miranda Crabtree has kept her head down and her eyes up, ferrying contraband for a mad preacher and his declining band of followers to make ends meet and to protect an old witch and a secret child from harm. But dark forces are at work in the bayou, both human and supernatural, conspiring to disrupt the rhythms of Miranda's peculiar and precarious life.
After his impeachment, the president of the United States refuses to leave office, and the country erupts into a fractured and violent war. Orphaned by the fighting and looking for a home, 10-year-old Hannah Miller joins a citizen militia in a besieged Indianapolis.In the Free Women militia, Hannah finds a makeshift family. Her older brother Alex ends up on the other side, in a militant group of fighters who see themselves as the last bastion of their America.
Jon, the Leader, needs Champions to face the powers of chaos which will not listen to any argument but force. Lord Pal of Beune is one of those Champions. But now Guntram, the man who transformed Pal from an ignorant rube into a bulwark of the Commonwealth, has disappeared. Pal must locate his friend and mentor - and then he must battle an entity which may be at the core of the splintered universe!
Mayara, one the island's oyster divers, has found happiness in love. But on the day of her wedding to the artist Kelo, a spirit-driven storm hits the island with deadly force, and her secret power to control the spirits is uncovered. She is taken by the Queen's soldiers, along with other women like her, to an island filled with bloodthirsty nature spirits, and left without food, water, shelter, or any tools except their own instincts and magic. Whoever survives the Island of Testing will be declared heirs to the queen. But no matter if she wins or loses, Mayara knows that the life she dreamed of is gone.
Late one night, fate brings together DJ Aspirin and 10 year old Alyona. After he tries to save her from imminent danger, she ends up at his apartment and refuses to leave. Claiming that she is a musical prodigy, Alyona insists she must play a complicated violin piece to find her brother. Aspirin wants her gone, but every attempt to get rid of her is thwarted by an unusual protector: her plush teddy bear that may just transform into a fearsome monster.
Every Winter the human population hibernates. Except the Winter Consuls, whose job is to keep the sleeping masses safe during those bitterly cold four months. It is Charlie Worthing's first season with the Consuls, and he is investigating an outbreak of viral dreams. The dreams start to kill people, and then they start to come true. Charlie's investigation must navigate through the Villains and their penchant for murder, kidnapping, and stamp collecting, through the Nightwalkers, whose thirst for human flesh can only be satisfied by comfort food, and through the increasingly less-than-mythical WinterVolk.
Esther is a stowaway in the Librarian's book wagon in an attempt to escape the marriage her father has arranged for her - a marriage to the man who was previously engaged to her best friend. Her best friend who she was in love with. Her best friend who was just executed for possession of resistance propaganda. The future American Southwest is full of bandits, fascists, and queer librarian spies on horseback trying to do the right thing.
Romy and her three partners in crime - a sword master, a silversmith, and her thieving brother - have embraced their roles as the Shadow Lord's agents, using their forbidden magic to accomplish tasks his other spies cannot. Now, the Shadow Lord needs them to infiltrate the home of the Mercediaran Ambassador and prevent him from obtaining information that would lead to all-out war with Cantagna's most dangerous enemy.
In a subterranean city in Northern Iraq, archaeologist Sophie Durand has discovered a secret chamber covered in writing that confirms a version of the Pandora's Box myth - a chamber which contains a single jar. Those who believe the myth want to know whether this is the jar that contains blessings, or the one full of curses. The jihadi, though, don't care which. Whatever the jar contains, they want it, no matter who they have to kill...or what will emerge when they open it.
Ishmael Jones and his partner Penny have been despatched to assist a group of scientists who are investigating a mysterious black hole which has appeared on a Somerset hillside. When one of the scientists disappears into the hole - with fatal consequences - Ishmael must prove whether it was an accident - or murder.
Eddie Drood has been poisoned by Dr. DOA. There is no cure, no treatment, no chance of a last-minute miracle. So all that is left to him and his love, Molly Metcalf, is to track down his killer and stop him before he can murder anyone else - whether that means fighting a secret army on another world; or searching for a forgotten weapon in the Museum of Unattached Oddities; or facing off against Grendel Rex, the Unforgiven God, in the hidden heart of the Moon, for the terrible secret that is Moonbreaker.
Before Hisako Saski is even born, her parents arrange her marriage to Adem Sadiq, a musician and maintenance engineer who works the trade lanes aboard his family's sub-light starship, The Hajj. The bride-to-be is understandably not thrilled with the idea of marrying who she perceives to be a pampered stranger. But then they meet...
March, 1917. The goal of every government involved in the Great War has been achieved. Industrialist Spenser Cochran has drugged and enslaved a vampire, Don Simon Ysidro, to do his bidding, and is now on the way to the US aboard a luxury ship. Horrified, Dr Lydia Asher secures her passage on the vessel to rescue her friend from Cochran's chemical thrall.
Daryck and a band of warriors seek revenge against the Bone Giants for the loved ones they've lost. Hanima's ability to speak to fantastical animals has become a threat to the powers-that-be, and she becomes the leader of a movement against them. Koesha is the captain of an all-female crew on a perilous voyage seeking her lost sister and a path around the globe. But what lies beyond the edges of the map is far more dangerous than storms and sea monsters.
Swine Hill was full of the dead, their ghosts thickest near the abandoned downtown. Jane has carried a ghost girl that feeds on the secrets and fears of everyone around her. Her brother is ridden by a genius ghost that forces him to build strange and dangerous machines, her mother possessed by a lonely spirit that burns anyone she touches. When new arrivals begin scoring precious jobs at the last factory in town, both the living and the dead are furious.
Mops learns of a secret Krakau laboratory on Earth working to create a new weapon, one that could bring victory over the Prodryans ... or drown the galaxy in chaos. To discover the truth, Mops and her rogue cleaning crew will have to do the one thing she fears most: return to Earth, a world overrun by feral apes, wild dogs, savage humans, and worse.
Skilled hunter Tracker is engaged by a mysterious slave trader to find a boy who disappeared three years earlier. He find himself a member of a group that includes a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard. As Tracker follows the boy's scent - from one ancient city to the next, through dense forests and across deep rivers - the band is set upon by creatures intent on destroying Tracker and his cohorts.
In the near future, AutoAmerica is half under water. The angel-fair "Netted" have jobs, and literally occupy the high ground. The "Surplus" live on swampland if they're lucky, on water if they're not. To a Surplus couple is born a girl with a golden arm. At two, Gwen is hurling her stuffed animals from the crib; by ten, she can hit whatever target she likes.
The bards are the people's voice - and their sword. All over the kingdom of Deverry, the common people are demanding reform of the corrupt law courts. In Aberwyn, the situation catches fire when Gwerbret Ladoic, second only to the High King, allows a bard to starve to death rather than hear their grievances.
Twinkle Eyes must find a needle in a haystack in order to save himself - and perhaps the world. This time, though, he will not go it alone. And while his companions - from the fiery Vincha to the laconic Galinak - have their own motivations, each will be vital in solving the last grand puzzle. One that could bring prosperity and progress to the world or destroy humanity's last hope for ascension.
The soliders of Oromondo have invaded the Free States, leaving a wake of misery and death. Thalen, a young scholar, survives and gathers a small cadre of guerilla fighters for a one-way mission into the heart of an enemy land. Unconsciously guided by the elemental Spirits of Ennea Mon, Cerulia is drawn to the Land of the Fire Mountains to join Thelan's Raiders, where she will learn the price of war.
Sequel to SILENCE. The Blackthorns were dark elves who fed off the misery of the residents of Silence. But now, all that's changing for the better. With the help of Staci and her friends, the Blackthorns have been all but defeated. Industry is returning to Silence, and Staci's mom is improving with each passing day. There's even a cute new busboy at the diner. But evil dies hard. And Staci, now a mage-in-training, senses that the Blackthorns have not yet given up the fight.
Orc priestess Csorwe will climb the mountain, enter the Shrine of the Unspoken, and gain the most honored title: sacrifice. But on the day of her foretold death, a powerful mage offers her a new fate. Leave with him, and live. Turn away from her destiny and her god to become a thief, a spy, an assassin - the wizard's loyal sword. Topple an empire, and help him reclaim his seat of power. But Csorwe will soon learn - gods remember, and if you live long enough, all debts come due.
When a seemingly alien artifact goes missing from Gabe's old collection, it grants Alex, Chase and Gabe a chance to dive into solving the mystery of its origins. When a lead on the artifact is tied to a dead pilot's sole unrecorded trip, another clue seems to lead to one of the greatest lingering mysteries of the age: the infamous disappearance of a team of scientists aboard a space station orbiting a black hole.
Solidar is in chaos. Charyn, the young and untested ruler of Solidar, has survived assassination, and he struggles to gain control of a realm in the grip of social upheaval, war, and rioting. Solidar cannot be allowed to slide into social and political turmoil that will leave the High Holders with their ancient power and privilege, and the common people with nothing. But the stakes are even higher than he realizes.
[Vancouver author]. The Jazz Age is in full swing, but Casiopea Tun is too busy cleaning the floors of her wealthy grandfather's house to listen to any fast tunes. Then one day she finds a curious wooden box in her grandfather's room, opens it - and accidentally frees the spirit of the Mayan god of death, who requests her help in recovering his throne from his treacherous brother.
2059 -- 40 years after a solar catastrophe began to slow the planet's rotation to a stop. Now, one half of the globe is permanently sunlit, the other half trapped in an endless night. Ellen Hopper is a scientist living on a frostbitten rig in the cold Atlantic when two government officials arrive, demanding she return to London to see her dying college mentor. She accepts - and begins to unravel a secret that threatens the future of the whole human race.
1218. Pledging to burn worship of Asgard from the land, famed crusader Konradr the White leads a host against the Raven-Geats, using torch and sword to bring forth the light of the new religion. But Grimnir, the last in a long line of monsters left to plague Midgardr, will stand between the Raven-Geats and their destruction. Aided by an army of berserkers led by their pale queen, Grimnir sparks off an epic struggle - not only against the crusaders, but against the very gods.
No sooner does Master Sergeant Frank Sage get the drug cartels under control than a major political assassination stirs civil unrest to a fever pitch. Amidst the chaos, Sage must keep his eye on the secret armory and headquarters where the Phrenorians have been stockpiling weapons, munitions, and war machines. The mission to infiltrate will put him on a collision course with Zhoh GhiCemid, his ruthlessly ambitious Phrenorian counterpart.
The exorcist has great follow-through and few doubts. His methods aren't delicate but they're undeniably effective. He'll get the demon out - he just doesn't particularly care what happens to the person. Prosper of Schanz is a man of science, determined to raise the world's first philosopher-king, reared according to the purest principles. Too bad he's demonically possessed.
With the power out in the dead of winter and an uncontrollable sequence of winter storms on the horizon, Aeland faces disaster. Grace has the vision to guide her parents to safety, but a hostile queen and a ring of rogue mages stand in the way of her plans. There's revolution in the air, and any spark could light the powder.
The former warship Trouble Dog and her crew of misfits is called upon by the House of Reclamation to investigate a distress call from the human starship the Lucy's Ghost. Her crew abandon their crippled ship and seek refuge abroad an abandoned, slower-than-light generation ship launched ten thousand years before by an alien race. As the Trouble Dog and her crew fight to save the crew of the Lucy's Ghost, the ship finds herself caught between chaotic alien monsters on one side, and on the other, destruction at the hands of the Marble Armada.
Low on fuel and hunted by the Fleet of Knives, the sentient warship Trouble Dog follows a series of clues that lead her to the Intrusion - an area of space where reality itself becomes unstable. Meanwhile, Cordelia Pa and her step-brother eke out their existence salvaging artefacts from an alien city. But when Cordelia starts hearing the city's song in her head, strange things start happening around her.
1888. Thaniel Steepleton, an unassuming translator, and Keita Mori, the watchmaker who remembers the future, travel to Japan. Thaniel must find out why the staff of the British legation have been seeing ghosts. Then Mori vanishes. Meanwhile Mori's old friend Takiko Pepperharrow is investigating strange happenings in a frozen labour camp in Northern Japan.
Robinson's classic novels THE WILD SHORE, THE GOLD COAST, and PACIFIC EDGE in one volume. Three alternate futures of Orange County, California: one a post-apocalypse, one an if-this-goes-on future reminiscent of Philip K. Dick, and one an ecological utopia.
When a Shadow escapes, Kaylin must find out how...and why. If Shadows can breach the barrier erected by the Towers, the whole of Elantra will be devoured. The border zone between the fiefs holds secrets and ancient histories, and people are gathering there in search of its power.
Lead by the peerless general, Tzatzini, all that stands in the way of the God Emperor's grasp of power is Aoelyn, Talmadge, and their few remaining allies. But not all hope is lost. Far away from Fireach Speuer, an ancient tomb is uncovered by Brother Thaddeus of the Abellican Church. Within it is the power to stop the onslaught of coming empire and, possibly, reshape the very world itself.
Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction - but assassins are getting closer to her door. Ead Duryan has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting but, loyal to a hidden society of mages, she is secretly protecting Sabrian with forbidden magic. Meanwhile, across the dark sea, Tane has trained all her life to be a dragonrider, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel.
Corene, one of the four princesses of Welce, stows away on a ship bound for Malinqua with her loyal bodyguard, Foley. She hopes to win the throne by making a play to marry one of the empress's three nephews. But she's not the only foreign princess after the crown. And behind Malinqua's beautiful facade lie many secrets. The visiting princesses are more hostages than guests.
Adda Karpe and Iridian Nassir are on the run - both from the authorities who want to imprison them and the artificial intelligence that want to control their minds. Trapped on a desolate black-market space station on the edge of Jupiter, they have one last shot to find a safe haven where they can live together in peace - across the interstellar bridge to another galaxy.
Carter's a homicide cop in Titanshade, an oil boomtown where 8-tracks are state of the art, disco rules the radio, and all the best sorcerers wear designer labels. It's also a metropolis teetering on the edge of disaster. As its oil reserves run dry, the city's future hangs on a possible investment from the reclusive amphibians known as Squibs. But now negotiations have been derailed by the horrific murder of a Squib diplomat.
After years of warfare, humanity has gained the upper hand and has pushed the Fhrey to the edge of their homeland, but no farther. Now comes the pivotal moment. Persephone's plan to use the stalemate to seek peace is destroyed by an unexpected betrayal that threatens to hand victory to the Fhrey and leaves a dear friend in peril. Humanity's only hope lies in the legend of a witch, a forgotten song, and a simple garden door.
Detective Dana Rohan has an excellent arrest and conviction rate. But she has kept secret the Mark she bears that allows her to walk into alternate pasts and futures and see any crime as it's being committed. And then she is assaulted by a ragged old man babbling an incoherent warning that "the Shadows are coming," right before he is killed by an armoured monstrosity out of another century.
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.
Queen Talyien's marriage to the son of her father's rival was to herald peaceful days to come. But his sudden departure before their reign begins fractures the kingdom beyond repair. Years later, Talyien travels across the sea for a reconciliation, but an assassination attempt leaves the queen stranded and desperate to survive in a dangerous land.
The cavern city of Pelismara has stood for a thousand years. The Great Families of the nobility cling to the myths of their golden age while the city's technology wanes. When a fever strikes, and the Eminence dies, 17 year old Tagaret is pushed to represent his Family in the competition for Heir to the Throne. But his sociopathic younger brother, Nekantor, is willing to exploit Tagaret, his mother, and her new servant Aloran to defeat their family's opponents.
Young Girolamo Savanarola can see demons and he can cast them out with the force of his will. His miraculous talents bring him control over 15th century Florence. And that's only the beginning. Because Girolamo is not who - or what - he thinks he is. He will discover the truth about himself at the most startling possible time. And this will be only the beginning of his many lives.
Moon has been reunited with his own kind, the Raksura, and found a new life as consort to Jade, sister queen of the Indigo Cloud court. But now a rival court has laid claim to him, and Jade may or may not be willing to fight for him. Beset by doubts, Moon must travel in the company of strangers to a distant realm where he will finally face the forgotten secrets of his past, even as an old enemy returns with a vengeance. The Fell, a vicious race of shape-shifting predators, menaces groundlings and Raksura alike.
After their shattering defeats at the hands of brilliant General Janus bet Vhalnich, the opposing powers have called all sides to the negotiating table in hopes of securing an end to the war. Queen Raesinia of Vordan is anxious to see the return of peace, but Janus insists that any peace with the implacable Sworn Church of Elysium is doomed to fail. Soldiers Marcus d'Ivoire and Winter Ihernglass find themselves caught between their general and their queen.
The Beast, the ancient demon imprisoned beneath the fortress-city of Elysium for a thousand years, has been loosed on the world.It absorbs mind after mind, spreading like a plague through the north.The fell army it has raised threatens the heart of Vordan, and it is under the command of the Beast's greatest prize: legendary general Janus bet Vhalnich.
Jane Kamali and her telekinetic protege Esa, now seventeen, barely managed to claim victory against a Cyn - a being of pure energy - hell bent on hunting down the gifted. Now they face an army. The Cyn and their followers will stop at nothing to find Esa and the others. No one knows what they want, but Jane, Esa, and their allies in the Justified are determined to find out.
The product of the Lange-Tur technology confiscated from the Germans after World War II occupies a chamber of steel-reinforced ballistic glass 50 feet below the Lakehurst Naval Air Station. Humans with special abilities have been secretly collected - abilities that can only have come from whatever occupies the underground bunker in Lakehurst. And so it sits, sequestered on the edge of the New Jersey Pine Barrens, slowly changing the world.
London, 1901. Samuel Moncrieff, recovering from a recent tragedy, meets the medium Helena Walton-Cisneros. But Helena is not what she seems and she's enlisted by the elusive Lady Matthews to solve a 20 year old mystery: the disappearance of her three stepdaughters on the Norfolk Fens. With locals that speak of devilmen and catatonic children found on the Broads, Helena finds the answer to the mystery leads back to where it started, Samuel Moncrieff.
The new collection of 34 post-apocalyptic stories, featuring never-before-published tales and recent reprints from some of the field's major talents. Catherynne M. Valente, Ken Liu, Carrie Vaughn, Nisi Shawl, Timothy Mudie, Sofia Samatar, and Shaenon K. Garrity are included.
Fetch Phillips fought on the wrong side of history, and his actions helped to drain the world of magic. Now he works on the streets of Sunder City, taking what odd jobs he can while trying to help those whose lives he ruined. His new case is to find a missing teacher, a 400 year old vampire.
After a youthful mistake, Lord Dillon's reputation is in tatters. To restore his reputation and honor, he needs a handfast - a one-year contract of marriage. He sets his sights on Jillian, a young Eyrien witch from Ebon Rih, whom he believes has only a flimsy connection to the noble society that spurned him. Unfortunately for Dillon, he is unaware of Jillian's true connections until he finds himself facing Lucivar Yaslana, the volatile Warlord Prince of Ebon Rih.
When Matt Johanssen, a young New York actor, auditions for "Chapel of Ease," an off-Broadway musical, he is instantly charmed by Ray Parrish, the show's writer and composer. They soon become friends. Matt learns that Ray's people call themselves the Tufa and that the musical is based on the history of his isolated home town. But there is one question in the show's script that Ray refuses to answer. What is buried in the ruins of the Chapel of Ease?
Mercy Thompson, car mechanic and shapeshifter, must deal with a deadly monster, an escaped prisoner of the Fae. It can look like anyone, any creature it chooses. But if it bites you, it controls you. It lives for chaos and destruction. It can make you do anything - even kill the person you love the most. Now it is in the Tri-Cities, in Mercy's territory.
Four centuries after the extinction of the human race in a battle between alien civilizations at war, a devastated Earth lies nearly uninhabited. But one of the alien combatants left something behind, a weapon that they believe can win their war once and for all. Reborn on Earth, a small group of human beings finds themselves with a mission they barely understand, on a world they can barely recognize.
Sam Bitka's latest run-in with authority has the naval reserve officer put in command of an armed transport, USS Cam Ranh Bay. When a mysterious alien probe materializes from Jump Space and remotely reprograms the Bay's star drive, Sam and his crew begin an involuntary voyage that takes them 3000 light years out of known space, across the galactic rift to the Sagittarius Spiral Arm, and into the heart of an ancient, previously unknown civilization.
Mimi is a 'waste girl', a member of the lowest caste on Silicon Isle, located off China's southeastern coast, and home to the world's largest electronic waste recycling center. As government restrictions make life even more miserable for Mimi, an American corporation is negotiating to modernize the island's recycling process. And then a dark futuristic virus is unleashed on the island.
When an elderly customer at a Swedish big box furniture store - but not that one - slips through a portal to another dimension, it's up to two minimum-wage employees to track her across the multiverse and protect their company's bottom line. To find the missing granny, Ava and Jules will brave carnivorous furniture, swarms of identical furniture spokespeople, and the deep resentment simmering between them.
Coast Guard Captain Jane Oliver is ready for a peaceful retirement when tragedy strikes and she loses her husband and her plans for the future. Then she suddenly finds herself at the helm of the Coast Guard's elite SAR-1 lunar unit -- and the only woman who can prevent the first lunar war in history, a conflict that will surely consume not only the moon, but earth as well.
A shapeshifting wizard with designs on her powers of precognition has spirited Thera away. He holds her prisoner in the House of Assassins. Ashok Vadal and the Sons of the Black Sword march to rescue Thera. But now, Ashok must fight without the aid of his magic blade for the first time.
1969. The Meteor crashes into Amber Grove, devastating the small New England town - and changing the lives of Molly and Gene Myers for ever. Molly, a nurse, caught up in the thick of the disaster, is given care of a desperately ill patient rescued from the wreckage: a sick boy with a remarkable appearance, an orphan who needs a mother. And soon the whole world will be looking for him. Cory's arrival has changed everything. And the Myers will do anything to keep him safe.
From the author of DARK MATTER. "My son has been erased." Those are the last words the woman tells Barry Sutton, before she leaps from the Manhattan rooftop. Deeply unnerved, Barry begins to investigate her death, only to learn that this wasn't an isolated case. All across the country, people are waking up to lives different from the ones they fell asleep to.
Magical creatures are attacking the capital city, seeking to retake what was once theirs, and no one is safe. Ancient cultists have cursed the highest members of the Church, turning them into twisted abominations. The only hope for a cure lies with Adria Eveson. To learn the cure, she must befriend an imprisoned cultist, and guard her heart against his seductive promises and twisted logic.
Four urgent novellas connected by social, technological, and economic visions of today and what America could be in the near, near future.
2070. Monk, a British schoolboy, disappears on a school trip to Rome. 25 years later, his best friend Banks returns to Rome as part of a rare diplomatic mission to the continent, and meets a wild-haired vagrant whom he realizes is a much aged, haggard Monk, who claims he has been in ancient Rome for all these years, living under the Caesars. His emergence sparks a conflict in the tinderbox of modern diplomatic relations, whose mysterious origins hark back to the ancient world itself...
Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandant finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading. Thus begins an unlikely correspondence between two rival agents hellbent on securing the best possible future for their warring factions. Now, what began as a taunt, a battlefield boast, grows into something more. Something epic. Something romantic. Something that could change the past and the future.
Kellanved could not care less about any of the petty politicking or strategy or war between the bickering city states. His attention has been caught by an ancient mystery that involves the Elder races themselves, the semi-mythic and universally dreaded Army of Dust and Bone. No one in his right mind would embark on a quest from which no one has ever come back, no one except Kellanved, together with a reluctant and decidedly sceptical Dancer.
After surviving yet another assassination attempt orchestrated by the conniving king of Morta, Evie has had enough. It's time to turn the tables and take the fight to her enemies. With the help of her loyal friends, Evie goes on the attack at the Regalia Games, but things don't turn out the way she hopes.
The Kimei family and the second group of castaways, led by Sergeant Campbell, had finally joined forces after both had been forced to land on the bizarre planet Lincoln, whose "continents" were huge floating coral colonies, inhabited by even stranger lifeforms. They had survived crash-landings and venom-filled bites and disease, their own despair, and even the destruction - and consumption! - of one of their floating islands, and had learned to live, even prosper, in their strange new home. But Lincoln has far worse in store.
Agatha Heterodyne, the last of the Heterodyne family, has returned to her family's hereditary town with the might of the Wulfenbach Empire hot on her heels. The only thing holding off an outright attack is Gilgamesh Wulfenbach, the heir to the Empire, who has joined Agatha and her friends inside the great artificially intelligent fortress of Castle Heterodyne. Now they must race to repair the mechanisms that once allowed the Castle to defend Mechanicsburg, before the rest of Europa shows up to take all the revenge the mad Heterodynes of the past so richly earned.
Stuntwoman Lee Striga is hired on a movie being filmed in New Orleans, where an arcane tattoo artist gives customers tribal tattoos of an elder god. Each tattoo is imbued with life and eventually will eat these victims from the inside out, consuming their life force and organs and taking over their bodies, and helping to form a gateway for one of Lilith's original children.
February 1939. Catalonia has fallen. With the Nationalist forces hard on their heels, the members of Los Nefilim - Spanish Nephilim that possess the power to harness music and light in the supernatural war between the angels and daimons - make a desperate run for the French border. When a notebook of Los Nefilim's undercover operatives falls into a traitor's hands, Diago and Guillermo risk their lives to track it down.
16 year old Hal Stevens is a budding historical scholar from a small town in Colorado. He has only two friends: Roberto the Biker Witch and Cleo Mallawi. Cleo claims to be the reincarnation of Queen Cleopatra. She also believes she's being stalked by an ancient Egyptian demon, Ammut, the Devourer of the Dead. When Hal and Roberto find Cleo murdered in the forest near her home, it appears she may have been telling the truth.
With the king on his deathbed, the power Amaury has sought for so long is finally in his grasp. As opposition gathers from unexpected places, dragonkind fights for survival and a long-awaited reckoning grows close. Solene masters her magic, but questions the demands the world will make of her. Unable to say no when the call of duty comes, Gill realizes that the life he had given up on has not given up on him.
Freya Medlock, a reporter at her local paper, is down on her luck. When she's assigned to cover the death of a young climber named Stephen, she might just have the story she needs. Freya soon meets Shep, a trainee steeplejack with his own secret life. As Shep draws Freya deeper into the urbex scene, the circumstances of Stephen's death become more unsettling - and Freya is risking more and more to get the answers she wants.
Linus Baker is a by-the-book case worker in the Department in Charge of Magical Youth. He's tasked with determining whether six dangerous magical children are likely to bring about the end of the world. Arthur Parnassus is the master of the orphanage. He would do anything to keep the children safe, even if it means the world will burn. And his secrets will come to light.
In the real world young Ash lives in Ditchtown, a dumping ground for strays, runaways, and malcontents atop the drowned bones of Miami. But within the Infinite Game, a virtual world requiring physical perfection, she is Ashura the Terrible, leader of the Sunjewel Warriors, loved, feared, and watched by millions across the globe. However, Ash is about to stumble upon a deadly conspiracy that will set her worlds crashing together, and in the real, you only get to die once...
At first, only Jane stood against the "Arcadian" conspirators, but slowly others have emerged to stand with her, even as there are troubling signs that the "adjusted" people are beginning to spin viciously out of control. Now, in the thrilling, climactic showdown that will decide America's future, Jane will require all her resources - and more - as she confronts those at the malevolent, impregnable center of power.
Nona Grey faces the final challenges that must be overcome if she is to become a full sister in the order of her choice. But it seems unlikely that she and her friends will have time to earn a nun's habit before war is on their doorstep. The shiphearts offer strength that she might use to protect those she loves, but it's a power that corrupts. A final battle is coming in which she will be torn between friends, unable to save them all. A battle in which her own demons will try to unmake her.
The search for a woman who, after being struck by lightning twice, has disappeard, leads to a place folded away from reality, ruled by the immortal fairy who had been held prisoner by Mary Rock (in Relics). A power struggle ensues among the creatures of myth who seek to launch a war against humanity. It falls upon Angela, Vince, and Dean (from Relics) to stop them before they succeed.
On the island of Kekon, the Kaul family is locked in a violent feud for control of the capital city and the supply of magical jade that endows trained Green Bone warriors with supernatural powers they alone have possessed for hundreds of years. And beyond Kekon's borders, powerful foreign governments and mercenary criminal kingpins alike turn their eyes on the island nation, forcing the Kaul family into new and dangerous alliances.
The second collection of Liu's short stories includes a selection of his science fiction and fantasy stories from the last five years - sixteen of his best - plus a new novelette and an excerpt from book three in the Dandelion Dynasty series, THE VEILED THRONE.
Two years after a ruthless murder shook the very foundations of Crescent City, Bryce's job selling barely legal magical artifacts has become a dead end. She now seeks only blissful oblivion in the city's most notorious nightclubs. But when the murderer attacks again, Bryce finds herself dragged into the investigation and paired with an infamous Fallen angel whose own brutal past haunts his every step.
Rain Thomas is a mess. Seven years an addict and three difficult years clean. Racked by guilt for the baby she gave up for adoption when she was sixteen. Still grieving for the boy's father who died in Iraq. Then one morning, through a small crack in the lens of reading glasses borrowed to review her resume she glimpses a young boy go running down the aisle of the subway train. Is he screaming with laughter or just screaming?
Josie Holt, once an ally to the Rynaxes, is now working her own agenda with the mage circle that has moved into the neighborhood.Asti learns that Josie plans to smuggle the drug efh11032 through North Seleth, which can only mean she is in league with the Fenmere cartel. One more problem is the Thorn. The vigilante from Fenmere's part of town has come to North Seleth, looking to burn Fenmere's whole empire down to ashes.
A compilation of the first three official prequel novellas. A young, naive but ultimately courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals - in stature if not experience. Tagging along is his diminutive squire, a boy called Egg - whose true name (hidden from all he and Dunk encounter) is Aegon Targaryen. 368 pages, featuring more than 160 all-new illustrations by Gary Gianni.
Ambassador Mahit Dzmare arrives in the center of the multi-system Teixcalaanli Empire only to discover that her predecessor, the previous ambassador from their small but fiercely independent mining station, has died. But no one will admit that his death wasn't an accident - or that Mahit might be next to die, during a time of political instability in the highest echelons of the imperial court.
Somewhere in Chicago, a roomful of people have been taken hostage. The hostages will be killed one by one, the masked gunman says on-screen, unless the police will admit that they faked the death of the legendary superhero called the Kingfisher and helped him to give up his defense of the city thirty years ago.
1980s London. Charlie is young and reckless and in love with his mysterious upstairs neighbour Miranda. He has spent his inheritance on the acquisition of one of the 24 highly developed new robotic humans - named Adam or Eve, each one beautiful, strong and clever - developed by Alan Turing. As London is consumed by the huge protests over England and Argentina's Falklands War and Margaret Thatcher's jingoistic ambitions, Charlie courts Miranda, and his Adam finds himself, inevitably, central to their affair.
Sarah Zellaby has always been in an interesting position. Adopted into the Price family at a young age, she's never been able to escape the biological reality of her origins. She's a cuckoo, a telepathic ambush predator closer akin to a parasitic wasp than a human being. Friend, cousin, mathematician; it's never been enough to dispel the fear that one day, nature will win out over nurture, and everything will change.Maybe that time has finally come.
Nick Prasad and Joanna "Johnny" Chambers have been friends since childhood. She's rich, white, and a genius; he's poor, brown, and secretly in love with her. But when Johnny invents a clean reactor that could eliminate fossil fuels and change the world, she awakens the primal, evil Ancient ones set on subjugating humanity. From the oldest library in the world to the ruins of Nineveh, hunted at every turn, they need to trust each other completely to survive...
The creatures that wreaked havoc underneath New York have spread worldwide, and with a massive cover-up - and a secret organization holding nations hostage with the knowledge of how to kill them - Cafferty's team must fight against impossible odds to save the entire planet from an apocalyptic scale disaster.
Out on a salvage mission with a skeleton crew, Carter Langston is murdered by animated corpses left behind on the ship. Yet in this future, everyone's consciousness backup can be safely downloaded into a brand-new body, and all you'd lose are the memories of what happened between your last backup and your death. But when Langston wakes up in his new body, he is immediately attacked in the medbay and has to fight once again for his life - and his immortality.
New stories of the war between humanity and the catlike Kzin from Brad R. Torgersen, Brendan DuBois, Martin L. Shoemaker, and more!
Fairy tales take a weird twist in this anthology compiling stories from an all-star cast of fantasy writers, including stories from Neil Gaiman, Christina Henry, M.R. Carey, Charlie Jane Anders, Karen Joy Fowler, Alison Littlewood and more.
In the coastal city Skargakar, residents make a living from hunting dragons and use them for everything from clothing to food, while airborne ships hunt them in the white expanse of a cloud sea, the Cloudmere. When he makes an enemy of a dangerous man, Lian ships out on the next vessel available as a drachenjager, or dragon hunter. He chooses the wrong ship. A fanatic captain hunts more than just any dragon. His goal is the Firstborn Gargantuan - and Adaron is prepared to sacrifice everything for revenge.
Fugitives Sebastian Vickery and Ingrid Castine find themselves plunged into the supernatural secrets of Los Angeles - from Satanic indie movies of the '60s, to the unquiet La Brea Tar Pits at midnight, to the haunted Sunken City off the coast of San Pedro ... pursued by a Silicon Valley guru who is determined to incorporate their souls into the creation of a new and predatory World God.
Distinguished for his talents as a rat killer, our nameless protagonist is sent by the extermination company he works for on an extended assignment in C, a country descending into chaos and paranoia, swept by a contagious disease, and flooded with trash. No sooner does he disembark than he is whisked away by quarantine officials and detained overnight. Isolated and forgotten, he realizes that he is stranded with no means of contacting the outside world. Still worse, when he finally manages to reach an old friend, he is told that his ex-wife's body was found in his apartment and he is the prime suspect.
The buildings grow.And the city expands. And the people of the land are starting to behave abnormally. Or perhaps they've always behaved that way, and it's normality that's at fault. And the king of the land confers with his best friend, who happens to be his closest advisor, who also happens to be a talking cat. But that's all perfectly natural and not at all weird.
American myth and legend investigator Nolan Moore and his team take on a new mission, investigating a rumoured case of witchcraft and possession in a quaint village in the middle of the woods. As the residents' accounts of strange phenomena add up, Nolan and company begin to suspect something all too real and dangerous may be at play. A force that may not be willing to let them escape the village unscathed.
AD 25. When young Telemachus gets the chance to join the crew of the merchant ship Selene, he's delighted to escape the rough streets of Piraeus. The Selene is captured by pirates, and Telemachus survives a brutal initiation rite to join the pirates. As he rises through the ranks, Prefect Canis, notorious commander of the imperial fleet, is relentless in his pursuit of the pirate brotherhood.
Olivia Nikitas, a hardened journalist whose specialty is war zones, has been reporting from the front lines of the civil war in Aleppo, Syria. When Brian, an aid worker she reluctantly fell in love with, dies while following her into danger, she'll do anything to bring him back. In a makeshift death chamber beneath an ancient, sacred site, a strange technology is revealed to Olivia: the power to remake the future by changing the past. Following her heart and not her head, Olivia brings Brian back, accidentally shifting the world to the brink of nuclear and biological disaster. Now she must stay steps ahead of the guardians of this technology, who will kill her to reclaim it, in order to save not just herself and her love, but the whole world.
A plant to replenish America's supply of Annihilation Gas is under construction in the remote highlands of Mexico. Agent Luz O'Malley and her technical genius Ciara Whelan are sent to watch over the plant. But German agent Horst von Duckler has escaped from the POW camp in El Paso, and he's heading in the same direction.
This collection of stories is where robots stand in for us, where both we and they are disadvantaged, and where hope and optimism shines through. Featuring stories by John Chu, Daryl Gregory, Alice Sola Kim, Rich Larson, Ken Liu, Carmen Maria Machado, Ian R. Macleod, Annalee Newitz, Suzanne Palmer, Vina Jie-Min Prasad, Alastair Reynolds, Kelly Robson, Sofia Samatar, Rivers Solomon and Peter Watts.
Elisha Wilder's mother never recovered from the Dociline she took during her term as a Docile, so when Elisha decides to try and erase the family's debt himself, he swears he will never take the drug that took his mother from him. Too bad his contract has been purchased by Alexander Bishop III, whose ultra-rich family is the brains (and money) behind Dociline and the entire Office of Debt Resolution. When Elisha refuses Dociline, Alex is determined to turn Elisha into the perfect Docile without it.
As a child Elizabeth Cage discovered there are things that only she can see. But she doesn't want to see them and she definitely doesn't want them to see her. When her husband dies, her world descends into a nightmare. Alone in a strange and frightening world, she's a vulnerable target to forces beyond her control. And she knows that she can't trust anyone...
Seattle, 2019. Bishop Wakana used to be a cop. Now he's an agent of the Tokko, the secret police. Following the trail of a Nazi scientist, Bishop discovers a web of weapons smuggling, black market mecha parts - and a mysterious assassin. This killer once hunted Nazis but now seems to be targeting the USJ itself.
What would happen if the ancient prophecy of the End of Days came true? A sign presaging the rising of the Third Temple is located in America, a dirty bomb is detonated in downtown Tel Aviv, and events conspire to place a team of archaeologists in the tunnels deep under the Temple Mount.
Ricardo de Avila would have followed Coronado to the ends of the earth. Instead, he found a new identity - as the Vampire Conquistador. For over five centuries, he has protected his found family from marauding demons, teamed up with a legendary gunslinger, appointed himself the Master of Denver, and called upon a church buried under the Vatican. He has tended bar and fended off werewolves.
1909. Elizabeth Renfrew, Erasmus's niece, who was the subject of his cruel experiments in suppressing Smoke, is in hiding from her uncle in provincial Canada. What she endured has given her a strange power over Smoke, which she fears as much as her uncle. Believing her uncle's agents have found her, Elizabeth flees to New York with a theatre troupe led by Balthazar Black, an impresario with secrets of his own.
Maxine Carmichael is trying to carve a place in the world on her own - away from the pressure and influence of her powerful family. The last thing she wants is to cause trouble at her command on Jupiter Station. But Max and the team must learn to work together quickly. A routine mission to retrieve a missing ship has suddenly turned dangerous, and now their lives are on the line.
Jewel has given Carver the single, blue leaf that came from the wilderness and the dreaming combined, though its purpose is a mystery. With Ellerson by his side, Carver intends to traverse the wild Winter in an attempt to reach home - and the people who are waiting for him. But the Lord of these lands is waking from his ancient slumber. Moreover, Firstborn, demons, and wild elementals are swirling around two mortal men in a storm that threatens to end the only chance the city of Averalaan has of surviving what is to follow.
Emily can solve advanced mathematical problems, unlock the mind's deepest secrets, but unfortunately, even she can't restart the sun. She is an artificial consciousness, designed in a lab to help humans process trauma, which is particularly helpful when the sun begins to die 5 billion years early. But Emily finds a potenial answer buried deep in the human genome. Then her servers are attacked and she is taken on the run by two human companions - college student Jason and small-town Sheriff, Mayra.
Fatima is a concubine in the royal court of Granada, the last emirate of Muslim Spain. Her dearest friend Hassan, the palace mapmaker, has a secret - he can draw maps of places he's never seen and bend the shape of reality. But as the newly formed Spanish monarchy arrive to negotiate the sultan's surrender, Fatima discovers that Hassan's gift is considered sorcery by the Christians. With the help of a clever jinn, the two must travel across Spain seeking safety.
Tau is not one of the gifted, able to magically transform himself into a bigger, stronger, faster killing machine - and thus he is fodder, destined to fight and die in an endless war. His plan is to get himself injured, get out early, and settle down to marriage, children, and land. Only he doesn't get the chance - those closest to him are brutally murdered. Fixated on revenge, he dedicates himself to become the greatest swordsman to ever live, a man willing to die a hundred thousand times for the chance to kill the three who betrayed him.
In the days of the Sundering, Quarabala - the Seared Lands - were cursed by Akari Sun Dragon and scorched beyond all recognition. Now a cruel place inhabited by nightmare beasts, the Seared Lands are home to a desperate few. Now, as fears of a second Sundering grow, these people look to greener lands. If no place is found for them, they will seize new lands from the soft hands of Those Who Dwell Above.
After his father, a Song patriot, was murdered, Guo Jing fled to the plains and joined Ghengis Khan and his people, learning all he could from the warlord and his army. But what Guo Jing doesn't know is that he's destined to battle an opponent that will challenge him in every way imaginable. With the help and guidance of his shifus, the Seven Heroes of the South, Guo Jing returns to China to face his foe and carry out his destiny.
Torn between following his heart and fulfilling his filial duty, Guo Jing journeys through the country of his parents with Lotus, encountering mysterious martial heroes and becoming drawn into the struggle for the supreme martial text, the Nine Yin Manual. But his past is catching up with him. The widow of an evil man he accidentally killed as a child has tracked him down, intent on revenge.
Nicole Hammond and her partner Bungie were snatched by a race of mysterious moth-like aliens and taken to a strange ship called the Fyrantha. Now she is a Sibyl, a special human that has the ability to communicate with the aliens and their ship. Competing factions control different parts of the Fyrantha with the humans and other sentient aliens caught in the middle. But Nicole has a plan to take control of the ship. She just has to outsmart war profiteers and slavers to do it.
The Emperor is dead. His final weapon has been destroyed. The Imperial Army is in disarray. Imperial defector Yrica Quell is selected to join Alphabet Squadron, a new unit tasked by New Republic general Hera Syndulla herself. Their mission is to track down and destroy the mysterious Shadow Wing, a lethal force of TIE fighters exacting bloody, reckless vengeance in the twilight of their reign.
The official prequel to the action video game Gears 5, beginning immediately after Gears of War 4 and leading directly into the new game. Following Reyna Diaz's death at the hands of the Swarm (in Gears of War 4), Kait seals her mother's tomb and swears revenge. As she, JD, Del, Marcus, Cole, Samantha, and Baird lick their wounds and resupply, First Minister Jinn summons them to New Ephyra, promising that the "crimes" they committed will be forgiven.
On the planet of Lobos, the Doctor halts a violent war between the native Loba and human colonists. Job done, the TARDIS crew departs - only for Ryan to discover he's left his phone behind. Again. Upon returning, the Doctor finds that the TARDIS has slipped hundreds of years into the future - and that something has gone badly wrong.
After a long and gruelling conflict, the traitors at last close upon Terra. But time is dwindling for an attack. Both Guilliman and the Lion are returning with all haste, and their armies could turn the tide. The hosts of the Warmaster must unite, for only then can they attack the Throneworld itself.
The time has come for Leman Russ, primarch of the Space Wolves, to fulfil his vow and attempt to stop Warmaster Horus before he breaks through to the Segmentum Solar. In the face of opposition from three of his brother primarchs, Russ withdraws the Space Wolves legion from Terra and makes all haste for Horus's position.
Tie-in to the new Star Trek TV series featuring Jean-Luc Picard.
The official novelization of the movie based on the Valiant comic series. After he and his wife are murdered, Marine Ray Garrison is resurrected by a secret team of scientists. Enhanced with nanotechnology, he becomes a superhuman, biotech killing machine - "Bloodshot" - without any memory of his previous life. But some things can't stay buried...
Investigating the massacre of a telepathic minority, Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise confront a terrifying new threat: faceless, armored hunters whose extradimensional technology makes them seemingly unstoppable. Kirk must team with the powerful telepath Miranda Jones and the enigmatic Medusans to take on these merciless killers in an epic battle that will reveal the true faces of both enemy and ally!
The Resistance has been reborn. The spark of rebellion is rekindling across the galaxy. But although Rey and her fellow heroes are back in the fight, the war against the First Order, now led by Supreme Leader Kylo Ren, is far from over.
Summer, New York City, 1977. Hopper is starting over after returning home from Vietnam. A young daughter, a caring wife, and a new beat as an NYPD detective make it easy to slip back into life as a civilian. But after shadowy federal agents suddenly show up and seize the files about a series of brutal, unsolved murders, Hopper takes matters into his own hands, risking everything to discover the truth.
Ataegina was an isolated world of medieval castles, varied cultures, and conquests, vibrant until swarms of lethal creatures with black husks, murderous claws, barbed tails and dreaded "tooth-tongues" raged through the lowlands, killing ninety percent of the planet's population. When a trio of young warriors discovers a new weapon, they see a chance to end this curse. To save humanity, the trio must fight their way to the tunnels of Black Smoke Mountain - the lair of the mythical Demon Mother.
This one-of-a-kind fighting manual showcases the unique combat style of Captain James T. Kirk. Is there anyone you'd rather have watching your back as you take on Klingons, alien gladiators, genetically engineered supermen, and even the occasional giant walking reptile?