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.
The Three Kingdoms are shattering under pressure from an inexperienced new king who is being led by an ambitious regent to ignore the threat of the Wreths, in favor of a Vengewar with Ishara. His brother and uncle can see only the danger of the Older Race. In Ishara, the queen lies in a coma, while an ambitious priest seizes power. But he has neither the training nor the talent to rule a nation - or even a city. Ishara is in deadly peril, and the Wreths have not even appeared on their continent.
After eight years away, Julie Lennart returns to Atlanta with a new face, a new magic, and a new name - Aurelia Ryder. An ancient power is stalking her adopted mother, Kate Daniels, an enemy unlike any other, and a string of horrifying murders is its opening gambit. If Aurelia's true identity is discovered, those closest to her will die. So her plan is simple: get in, solve the murders, prevent the prophecy from being fulfilled, and get out without being recognized. She expected danger, but she never anticipated that the only man she'd ever loved could threaten everything.
Orlandine wants the Client's inside knowledge to act, but the Client has her own agenda. Earth Central therefore looks to the Prador for alliance, after the Jain destroy their fleet. As the Jain warship makes its way across the galaxy, it seems unstoppable. Human and Prador forces alike struggle to withstand its devastating weaponry. Orlandine's life work is to neutralize Jain technology, so if she can't triumph, no one can. But will she become what she's vowed to destroy?
Every day a dark magic grows stronger within the young king Nikolai Lantsov, threatening to destroy all he has built. With the help of a young monk and a legendary Grisha Squaller, Nikolai will journey to the places in Ravka where the deepest magic survives to vanquish the terrible legacy inside him.
Threads. Quantum Strings that can change reality. Thanks to a powerful Machine created by his father, Darwin is one of the few that has been gifted the rare ability to see and manipulate Threads. But when an experiment goes wrong, reality is shattered and Darwin is pulled to an alternate Earth. Here, the world has been ravaged by war and Darwin begins to suspect it's the fault of The Machine.
The first volume in a definitive edition of Butler's work gathers two novels and her collected stories.
Sir Veronal Slickstone is dead, his bid to exploit a 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.
Renata Viraudax is a con artist recently arrived in Nadezra. She has one goal: to trick her way into a noble house and secure her fortune. As corrupt nightmare magic begins to weave its way through the City of Dreams, the poisonous feuds of its aristocrats and the shadowy dangers of its impoverished underbelly become tangled-with Ren at their heart. And if she cannot sort the truth from the lies, it will mean the destruction of all her worlds.
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.
Irene and the young Fae she is training in the fundamentals of a Librarian's job become targets of kidnapping and assassination attempts. Irene will have to delve deeper into her own history than she ever has before, face an ancient foe, and uncover secrets that will change her life and the course of the Library forever.
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.
After a chance meeting with the mysterious Farit Kozhennikov, teenaged Sasha is powerless to refuse when directed to perform a task with potentially scandalous consequences. As the days progress, Sasha carries out other acts, and as summer ends is directed to move to a remote village and enter the Institute of Special Technologies. Against her mother's wishes, Sasha leaves behind all that is familiar and begins her education.
The English and the French in North America, who had been on the brink of war when the Sundering came, now have to contemplate what would once have been unthinkable. They must not simply forge a military alliance against the rising dark powers but may even have to unite politically behind the young English Prince Edward, now the only person of royal blood left in the terrifying world created by the Sundering.
It's been more than a year since the cruise ship Queen of the Sea was transported in time and space to the ancient Mediterranean not long after the death of Alexander the Great. Cassander is using every foul means available to turn Macedonia and Greece into his own empire. The brutal general Antigonus One-Eye is doing the same in Mesopotamia. And Ptolemy, the cleverest of them all, is expanding his Egyptian realm to the Red Sea.
Like every child in Is-Land, all Astra Ordott has ever wanted is to get her Security Shot, do her National Service and defend her Gaian homeland from Non-Lander 'infiltrators'. But one of her Shelter mothers, the formidable Dr Hokma Blesser, tells her the shot will limit her chances of becoming a scientist. Astra must learn to deal with devastating truths about Is-Land, Non-Land and the secret web of adult relationships that surrounds her - or her actions could bring the whole community toppling down.
His third collection of stories, following SMOKE AND MIRRORS and FRAGILE THINGS.
Hal was once a knight sworn to protect her future queen Banna. Yet, after a rebellion led by her own mother, she now holds the position as queen of Aremoria. Her former lover Isarna, known as Lady Hotspur for her temper and warcraft, was blindsided by Hal's betrayal. And Banna has fled to Innis Lear to lick her wounds, heal her heart, and plot revenge against those who would usurp her crown.
Eight kilometer comet UD3 is on a collision course with Earth. Benjamin Schwartz, manager of NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies, - and his indomitable girlfriend Amy Kowalski - fly to South America to assemble an international counteraction team. They will have two choices: neutralize the greatest threat the world has ever seen (preferably before mass hysteria hits or world leaders declare World War III) or come to terms with the annihilation of humanity itself. Their mission is codenamed The Effort.
Winner BSFA Award Best Novel. In a fractured Europe, new nations are springing up everywhere, some literally overnight. For an intelligence officer like Jim, it's a nightmare. But things are about to get worse for Jim. A stabbing on a London bus pitches him into a world where his intelligence service is preparing for war with another universe, and a man has come who may hold the key to unlocking Europe's most jealously-guarded secret...
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.
On the never-ending, miles-high expanse of prairie grasses known as the Forever Sea, Kindred Greyreach, hearthfire keeper and sailor aboard harvesting vessel The Errant, is just beginning to fit in with the crew of her new ship when she receives devastating news. Her grandmother - The Marchess, legendary captain and hearthfire keeper - has stepped from her vessel and disappeared into the sea.
The mad emperor of the Roven Empire has unleashed a horde of invading soldiers to enslave Askia's lands. She sets sail for sun-drenched Vishir, the neighboring land to the south, to seek help from its ruler, Emperor Armaan. But her every move sinks her deeper into court intrigues which bewilder and repel her. And Askia fears that one false step will expose her true nature as a witch gifted with magical abilities.
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.
Genetic engineer Noah Parker lands a job with a firm working on producing dragons as family pets for the general retail market. While Noah's research may help Reptilian Corp create truly domesticated dragons, Noah has a secret goal. With his access to the company's equipment and resources, Noah plans to slip changes into the dragons' genetic code, bending the company's products to another purpose entirely...
Rosie - owner of Monk's Bar, in the corporate town of West Brynner, caters to wannabe criminals and rich Earther tourists, of a sort, at the front bar. However, exactly two types of people drank at Monk's back bar: members of a rather exclusive criminal class and those who sought to employ them. Angel - ex-marine and head of a semi-organized band of beneficent criminals, wayward assassins, and washed up mercenaries with a penchant for doing the honorable thing is asked to perform a job for Rosie. What this job reveals will effect Persephone Station and put Angel and her squad up against a corporate army.
With war between the Militant Orders looming, the entire continent may soon be on fire. The very nature of magic has changed and the horrors of the deepest black are rising, but an even greater danger threatens to eclipse it all. Turning the tide of history may require a gamble only a bunch of drunken lunatics are willing to take. The old ways need breaking and that's one thing the Cards are good at. Just be careful what you wish for.
Hessa is an Eangi: a warrior priestess of the Goddess of War, with the power to turn an enemy's bones to dust with a scream. Banished for disobeying her goddess's command to murder a traveller, she prays for forgiveness alone on a mountainside. While she is gone, raiders raze her village and obliterate the Eangi priesthood. Grieving and alone, Hessa - the last Eangi - must find the traveller and atone for her weakness and secure her place with her loved ones in the High Halls.
Into Kisia's conquered north, a Levanti empire is born. Sold to the Witchdoctor, Cassandra's only chance of freedom is in his hands, but when her fate becomes inextricably linked to Empress Hana, her true nature could condemn them both.There is no calm after the storm.
So many love stories begin like this: It is summer. It is a beautiful night at a lake in the woods. They are seventeen. And it is their first date. But no other love story ends like this. For Jim and Amelia find something even stranger and more magical than first love. Under the water and in the darkness, there is a house at the bottom of the lake.
Carl Butler, now a disgraced recluce, is brought back into action when a CEO decides Butler is the only one who can find his missing daughter. Soon he's on a military ship heading for a newly-formed colony where the dangerous jungle lurks just outside the domes where settlers live. It looks like an open and shut case -- until someone tries to blow him up.
Michael lives a hardscrabble life, with his sister Gwen, performing crimes with his friends against minor royals in a weak attempt at striking back at the world that rejects him and his family. So when the opportunity arrives to get folded back into court, via the most politically dangerous member of the kingdom's royal council, Michael takes it. He discovers a royal family that is spiraling into a self-serving dictatorship as gun-wielding rebels clash against magically trained militia.
Regan must learn to live in a world filled with centaurs, kelpies, and other magical equines - a world that expects its human visitors to step up and be heroes. But after embracing her time with the herd, Regan discovers that not all forms of heroism are equal, and not all quests are as they seem.
Beltur and his companions flee their refuge in Axal and are given the opportunity to become the Councillors of the run-down and disintegrating town of Haven. There Beltur and the others must reinstitute law and order, rebuild parts of the town, deal with brigands - and thwart an invading army.
Latona of the Vitelliae, mage of Spirit and Fire, is eager to wield her newfound empowerment on behalf of the citizens of Aven - but societal forces conspire to keep her from exercising her gifts, even when the resurgence of a banished cult plots the city's ruin. To combat this threat, Latona must ally with Fracture mage Vibia, the distrustful sister of Sempronius Tarren.
160 pages. The day Fatima forgot her name, Death paid a visit. From here on in she would be known as Sankofa - a name that meant nothing to anyone but her, the only tie to her family and her past. Her touch is death, and with a glance a town can fall. And she walks - alone, except for her fox companion - searching for the object that came from the sky and gave itself to her when the meteors fell and when she was yet unchanged; searching for answers. But is there a greater purpose for Sankofa, now that Death is her constant companion?
The Ankh-Morpork City Watch Journal provides jotting space for your notes, reports, observations and investigations, so kick back, relax and take down your particulars. To help you keep on the straight and narrow, you'll be aided and abetted by some choice quotes from Terry Pratchett's seminal City Watch novels.
Every time Zax Delatree falls asleep, he travels to a new reality. He has no control over his destination and never knows what he will see when he opens his eyes. But someone unwelcome is on his tail, and they are after something that Zax cannot spare - the blood running through his veins, the power to travel through worlds...
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.
Shine's life is usually dull: an orphan without magic in a family of powerful mages, she's left to run the family estate with only an eccentric aunt and telepathic cat for company. But when the family descend on the house for the annual Fertility Festival, Shine is plunged into intrigue; stolen letters, a fugitive spy and family drama mixed with an unexpected murder, and Shine is forced to decide both her loyalties and future...
Ettian Nassun has joined the Umber military academy and made himself the best pilot in his class. Even better, he's met Gal Veres - his exasperating and infuriatingly enticing roommate who has made the Academy feel like a new home. But when dozens of classmates spring an assassination plot on Gal, a devastating secret comes to light: Gal is the heir to the Umber Empire.
After the secret of time travel was discovered, everyone seized the opportunity - and the world nearly ended. There will always be idiots who want to change history. And so, the Time Police were formed, with legendary success. But now the Time Police must fight to save a very different future - their own. This is the story of Jane, Luke and Matthew - arguably the worst recruits in Time Police history. Or, very possibly, three young people who might just change everything.
Dellaria Wells, petty con artist, occasional thief, and partly educated fire witch, is behind on her rent in the city of Leiscourt--again. Then she sees the "wanted" sign, seeking Female Persons, of Martial or Magical ability, to guard a Lady of some Importance, prior to the celebration of her Marriage. Delly fast-talks her way into the job and joins a team of highly peculiar women tasked with protecting their wealthy charge from unknown assassins.
Now Earth is once again ours. Aided by the advanced tech the aliens left behind, we're rebuilding as fast as we can. Meanwhile, a select few of our blood-drinking immortals are on their way to the Shongairi homeworld, having commandeered one of the alien starships...the planet-busting kind.
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.
Isoka returns to the empire that sent her on her deadly mission, ready to hand over the ghost ship as ransom for her sister Tori's life. But she arrives to find her home city under siege -- and Tori at the helm of a rebellion.
Jane Kamali is an agent for the Justified. Her mission is to recruit children with miraculous gifts in the hope that they might prevent the Pulse from once again sending countless worlds back to the dark ages. Hot on her trail is the Pax - a collection of fascist zealots who believe they are the rightful rulers of the galaxy and who remain untouched by the Pulse. Now Jane, a handful of comrades from her past, and a telekinetic girl called Esa must fight their way through a galaxy full of dangerous conflicts, remnants of ancient technology, and other hidden dangers.
Peter Grant takes a job with emigre Silicon Valley tech genius Terrence Skinner's brand new London start up - the Serious Cybernetics Company. Peter must learn how to blend in with people who are both civilians and geekier than he is. But magic is not finished with him -- Terrence Skinner has a secret hidden in the bowels of the SCC, a technology that stretches back to Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage, and forward to the future of artificial intelligence. A secret that is just as magical as it technological - and just as dangerous.
It is 1868, and a 21 year old Bram Stoker waits in a desolate tower to face an indescribable evil. Armed only with crucifixes, holy water, and a rifle, he prays to survive a single night, the longest of his life. Desperate to record what he has witnessed, Bram scribbles down the events that led him here...
The ships of Reynard's village are commandeered to fight the Spanish Armada, and after a fierce battle at sea, Reynard finds himself the sole survivor of his uncle's devastated hoy. For days he drifts, starving and dying of thirst, until he is rescued by a galleon, also lost - and both are propelled by a strange current to the unknown, northern island of Thule. Here, Reynard must meet his destiny in a violent clash between humans and gods.
Having convinced the galactic governing body that mankind deserves a chance at fixing their own problems, Rubi Whiting has done her part to launch the planet into a new golden age of scientific discovery and technological revolution. However, there are still those in the galactic community that think that humanity is too poisonous, too greedy, to be allowed in, and they will stop at nothing to sabotage a species determined to pull itself up.
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.
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.
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.
As the ash and chaos from Mount Rainier's eruption swirled and finally settled, the story of the Greenloop massacre has passed unnoticed, unexamined - until now. But the journals of resident Kate Holland, recovered from the town's bloody wreckage, capture a tale too harrowing - and too earth-shattering in its implications - to be forgotten.
For generations Black Keep has been raided by the fearsome clanspeople of Iwernia. Seeing them approach, the Naridans saddle their war-dragons, ready to defend their home - only to discover that the clanspeople have not come to pillage at all. Driven from their own homeland by the rise of a daemonic despot who prophesies the end of the world, they have come in search of a new home.
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.
Hiram and his son Michael are dowsing a well in Eastern Utah when they hear a cry for help from the ghost of a small boy, torn to pieces by wild animals. Before they can even begin to look into that tragedy, however, a prosperous local rancher is murdered right before their eyes. In an attempt to both help the ghost and find the killer, Hiram and Michael must navigate an eccentric cast of characters that includes failed bank robbers, a seductive fortune-teller, an inept sheriff, a crazy prospector, and a preacher with an apocalyptic grudge against the Roosevelt administration.
Rielle is now the Maker, restorer of worlds. Tyen has cast off his old identity. No longer a spy, he now attempts to teach new sorcerers and find ways to counteract the war-machines that are spreading throughout the worlds. But when an old enemy brings news of something worse than magically dead worlds and dangerous sorcerers - a threat unlike anything the worlds have faced before - Rielle and Tyen must reunite.
Raised from boyhood to pilot an exosuit mech, Jackson Rook fought gallantly for the rebellion against the Collectivists. Now he is a criminal, a smuggler on board the Multipurpose Supply Vehicle Tar Heel. His latest mission: steal a top-of-the-line mech called the Citadel and deliver it to the far-flung planet Swindle, a world so hostile even the air will kill you. The client: a man known only as the Warlord. Rook, however, cannot stand by and watch as the Warlord runs roughshod over the citizens of Swindle, the way the Collectivists did on his homeworld. For all his mercenary ways, Rook is not a pirate. And deep within the smuggler, the heart of a warrior still beats.
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.
Monsters have retaken the capital city of Londheim and humanity has reacted with violence and destruction. Devin will need to bring all his skills to bear in order to find a solution. But the greatest threat to humanity's safety may well be closer than he expects. Because his sister is the most powerful priestess the world has ever seen... and she's fighting for the monsters.
Quiet, thoughtful princess Thanh was sent away as a hostage to the powerful faraway country of Ephteria as a child. Now she's returned to her mother's imperial court, haunted not only by memories of her first romance, but by worrying magical echoes of a fire that devastated Ephteria's royal palace. And her new role as a diplomat places her once again in the path of her first love, the powerful and magnetic Eldris of Ephteria.
The Emperor of Aria is dead, murdered, and now factions are forming within the Imperial family, the Southern lords are edging towards open rebellion, and on the far-flung borders an ancient darkness stirs. Myla, Fingers and Seth couldn't care less. All members of Fat Al's Teahouse gang, they've found themselves in somewhat of a pickle, caught at the scene of a crime stealing to order, what they only just now realize might well be linked to the Emperor's untimely demise.
Orry and her family are the best conmen in the Quadrant, running elaborate heists to target the ruling families of the Ascendancy. This time should be no different - but then Orry goes off-script and everything falls apart. Less than an hour later her mark is dead and she's on the run, accused of a murder she didn't commit. Turns out, the pendant Orry stole is more valuable than even she guessed - and a lot of powerful people want it.
A dying agent of the emperor's Seventh Secretariat tells Orry there's a traitor at the highest levels of the Ascendancy. Which is why she finds herself stranded among the floating bubble habitats of Morhelion, searching for a Kadiran exile who has information critical to the war effort - and the survival of the Ascendancy itself.
Ben Boyce and Adhi Chaudry develop a computer that connects to the internet one year from now. Once Silicon Valley outsiders, they're now its hottest commodity. The device can predict everything perfectly - from stock market spikes and sports scores to political scandals and corporate takeovers - allowing them to chase down success and fame while staying one step ahead of the competition.But the future their device foretells is not the bright one they imagined.
Evelyn Caldwell's husband Nathan has been having an affair - with Evelyn Caldwell. Or, to be exact, with a genetically cloned replica. After a morning that begins with a confrontation and ends with Nathan's body bleeding out on the kitchen floor, the two Caldwell wives will have to think fast - before sharing everything includes sharing a jail cell.
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".
Romy has been dreaming.Every night, her dreams are increasingly vivid and disturbing. Every day, she struggles to understand the purpose of the Chimera's most recent assignment from the Shadow Lord. As Romy and the others attempt to carry out their mission, they find themselves plunged into a mystery of corruption and murder, myth and magic, and a terrifying truth.
After a punishment from Odin leaves Angrboda injured and powerless, she falls in love with Loki and bears three unusual children, each with a secret destiny. But as Angrboda slowly recovers her prophetic powers, she learns that her blissful life - and possibly all of existence - is in danger. With help from the fierce huntress Skadi, with whom she shares a growing bond, Angrboda must choose whether she'll accept the fate that she's foreseen for her beloved family...or rise to remake their future.
Fourteen of the city's most prophetic voices reimagine the city in very different ways: featuring brand-new stories by: Aimee Bender, Lisa Morton, Alex Espinoza, Ben H. Winters, Denise Hamilton, Lynell George, Stephen Blackmoore, Francesca Lia Block, Charles Yu, Duane Swierczynski, Luis J. Rodriguez, A.G. Lombardo, Kathleen Kaufman, and S. Qiouyi Lu.
Rafael, king of the wererats, will ask Anita to risk everything to be at his side. But some of the wererats fear Anita's ties to the vampires. They believe that there is only room in America for one supernatural king, and Rafael will turn them into nothing more than food for the bloodsuckers. Among his enemies, a new challenger has arisen who is younger, hungrier, and has dark secrets that could destroy both the wererats and the vampires.
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...
Al MacBharrais can cast spells with magically enchanted ink. But anyone who hears his voice will begin to feel an inexplicable hatred for Al, so he can only communicate through the written word or speech apps. And his apprentices keep dying in peculiar freak accidents. When his latest apprentice, Gordie, turns up dead in his Glasgow flat, Al discovers evidence that Gordie was living a secret life of crime. Now Al is forced to play detective - while avoiding actual detectives who are wondering why death seems to always follow Al.
When medical student Reuel Briggs reluctantly attends a performance by the beautiful singer Dianthe Lusk, he can't help but fall for her. The very next day, their paths cross again when Dianthe's train crashes. To bring her back from the brink of death, Reuel draws on an eerie power he can't quite name. Soon, the two are engaged, and Reuel sets off on an archeological expedition to Africa to offset his debts before the wedding. But, in Ethiopia, unexpected danger and terror force him to confront the truth about his lineage, his power, and the history that lives in his very blood.
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.
A century after the Martian war of independence, an attempt is made to repair increasing tensions. The colonies of Mars send a group of young people to live on Earth to help reconcile humanity. But the group finds itself with no real home, no friends, and fractured allegiances as they struggle to find a sense of community and identity, trapped between two worlds.
Lazarus is a boy on the verge of manhood, trapped in the clandestine underworld known as the Creche. Enlisted from his earliest days to kill without mercy, he has never seen sun or sky, not until a quest for vengeance propels him aboveground. There he finds a calling amid a royal court rife with intrigue and danger, where he meets Niya, Princess Elyssa's handmaid, who is not what she appears to be and whose true identity will spell death if revealed.
The narrative follows four American Indian men after a disturbing event from their youth puts them in a desperate struggle for their lives. Tracked by an entity bent on revenge, these childhood friends are helpless as the culture and traditions they left behind catch up to them in violent, vengeful ways.
Taryn Cornick's successful book about the perils that threaten libraries mentions an ancient scroll box - called the Firestarter - that has inexplicably survived numerous fires, including one at her own grandparents' estate, and now powers in both this world and beyond are looking for her. DI Jacob Berger has questions about Taryn's past and his dogged interest means they both suddenly find themselves in a mysterious land of peace and plenty, carried there by a shadowy young man named Shift.
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.
22 stories from an author acclaimed as one of the most original voices in modern literature. Introduced by Neil Gaiman, the volume also contains story introductions and afterwords by, among many others, Michael Dirda, Samuel R. Delany, John Scalzi, Connie Willis, Jeff VanderMeer, Kelly Robson, Harlan Ellison, Michael Swanwick, Robert Silverberg, Neil Gaiman, and Patton Oswalt.
Valerie Black is spearheading the first all-female mission to a planet in the Goldilocks Zone, where conditions are just right for human habitation. It's humanity's last hope for survival, and Naomi, Valerie's surrogate daughter and the ship's botanist, has been waiting her whole life for an opportunity like this. But when things start going wrong on the ship, Naomi begins to suspect that someone on board is concealing a terrible secret - and realizes time for life on Earth may be running out faster than they feared.
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.
Stumbling outside with her babies and her new husband, Brendan, Heather finds that their city has been destroyed by falling meteors and that her little family are among only a few who survived.But the mountain that looms over the city is still green - somehow it has been spared the destruction that has brought humanity to the brink of extinction. There, she remembers from her childhood, there dwell magical beings.
What happens when a group of humans are stranded for centuries on another world with no choice but to expose themselves to that world? After such long exposure, are they still Homo sapiens or have they become another species entirely? These questions confront the people who have come to rescue the stranded colony, the members of that colony, and the sentient alien life that dwells on the planet. Difficult life and death choices will be made by all involved.
A selection of 17 of Liu's speculative fiction stories over the past five years, plus a new novelette and an excerpt from THE VEILED THRONE, the third book in Liu's THE DANDELION DYNASTY.
The one person who ignites Nesta's temper more than any other is Cassian, the battle-scarred warrior whose position in Rhys and and Feyre's Night Court keeps him constantly in Nesta's orbit. But the treacherous human queens who returned to the Continent during the last war now threaten the fragile peace. And the key to halting them might very well rely on Cassian and Nesta facing their haunting pasts.
Ziaparr, a city being rebuilt after years of mechanized and magical warfare, is troubled by unrest as undercaste cycle gangs raid supply trucks, agitate the populace and vandalize the city. Wenthi Tunget, a talented cycle rider, is assigned to infiltrate the cycle gangs. His skill on a cycle makes him valuable to the resistance cell he joins, but he discovers that every ride intensifies his connection, drawing him closer to the gang he must betray.
Five ordinary people have been selected to become Minders - the latest weapon in thwarting cyberterrorism. Transformed by a revolutionary medical procedure, the country's most classified information has been taken offline and turned into genetic code implanted inside their heads. Together, the five know every secret - the truth behind every government lie, conspiracy theory and cover up. But not everyone should be trusted, especially when they each have secrets of their own they'll do anything to protect...
A famously disappointing minor royal and the Emperor's least favorite grandchild, Prince Kiem is summoned before the Emperor and commanded to renew the empire's bonds with its newest vassal planet. The prince must marry Count Jainan, the recent widower of another royal prince of the empire. But Jainan suspects his late husband's death was no accident. And Prince Kiem discovers Jainan is a suspect himself.
San Kyarr is a noviate within a secretive holy order tasked by Fleet to infiltrate the home world of mankind's most dangerous enemy: the Sommen. If caught, her mission could bring war to Earth - long before its forces are ready, and so a competing faction within Fleet sends her own brother to destroy her. San is set on a journey toward destinies far greater than she ever imagined, evolving powers to send and receive quantum messages.
Taelya, Beltur's adopted niece, is now a white mage undercaptain in the Road Guards of Fairhaven. Fairhaven's success under the Council has become an impediment to the ambition of several rulers, and the mages protecting the town are seen as a threat. Taelya, a young and untried mage, will find herself at the heart of a conspiracy to destroy her home and the people she loves, and she may not be powerful enough to stop it in time.
In 1692, Bridget Bishop was hanged as a witch. Now, 200 years later, her legacy lives on in the scions of two lines, one dedicated to using their powers to heal and help women in need; the other, determined to grasp power for themselves by whatever means necessary. This clash will play out in the fate of Annis, a young woman in Gilded Age New York who finds herself a pawn in the family struggle for supremacy.
Over 99 identical generations, Mia's family has shaped human history to push them to the stars, making brutal, wrenching choices and sacrificing countless lives. Her turn comes at the dawn of the age of rocketry. Her mission: to lure Wernher Von Braun away from the Nazi party and into the American rocket program, and secure the future of the space race. But Mia's family is not the only group pushing the levers of history: an even more ruthless enemy lurks behind the scenes.
In the floating castle of Rochant Sapphire, loyal subjects await the ceremony to return their ruler to his rightful place. But the child raised to give up his body to Lord Rochant is no ordinary servant. Strange and savage, he will stop at nothing to escape his gilded prison. And far below, another child yearns to see the human world. Raised by a creature of the Wild, he knows their secrets better than any other. As he enters into the struggle between the Deathless houses, he may be the key to protecting their power or destroying it completely.
Natalie Chan gained her corporate citizenship, but barely survived the battle for Tribulation. Now corporate has big plans for Natalie. Horrible plans. Locked away in Natalie's missing memory is salvation for the last of an alien civilization and the humans they tried to exterminate. The corporation wants total control of both - or their deletion.
The necromancer Robespierre calls for revolution in France as the weather mage Toussaint L'Ouverture leads the slaves of Haiti in their fight for freedom and Prime Minister Pitt weighs the legalization of magic amongst commoners in Britain. But amidst all, there is an unknown force inciting all of human civilization into violent conflict. And it will require the combined efforts of revolutionaries, magicians, and abolitionists to unmask this hidden enemy before the whole world falls to darkness and chaos.
Twin sisters Becca and Cassie barely got out of the Crazy House alive. Now they're trained, skilled fighters who fear nothing - not even the all-powerful United regime. Together, the sisters hold the key to defeating the despotic government and freeing the people of the former United States. But to win this war, will the girls have to become the very thing they hate?
For years, Robin Thorpe has kept her head down, staying among her people in the Riverside neighbourhood and hiding the magic that would have her imprisoned by the state. But when Grace Hensley comes knocking on Clan Thorpe's door, Robin's days of hiding are at an end. As freed witches flood the streets of Kingston, scrambling to reintegrate with a kingdom that destroyed their lives, Robin begins to plot a course that will ensure a freer, juster Aeland.
Eddie Raven tries to outrun the dark forces pursuing him. Her name is Lisa. Lisa can take on any role at a moment's notice. She's Maid Marian. She's Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice. In an instant, she can become the sexy, gum-chewing secretary to his hard-boiled detective. She can even become Doc Holliday's frontier lady, Big Nose Kate. And if Lisa's not enough of a problem, there's also the powerful creature who claims to be the chief demon in hell, who seems convinced that he, Eddie, and Lisa are on the same side.
A.D. 57. When Emperor Nero's infatuation with his mistress is exploited by political enemies, he reluctantly banishes her into exile. Cato, isolated and unwelcome in Rome, is forced to escort her to Sardinia. Arriving on the restless, simmering island with a small cadre of officers, Cato faces peril on three fronts: a fractured command, a deadly plague spreading across the province - and a violent insurgency.
Driwna Marghoster, a soldier for the powerful merchant guild known as the Post, is defending her trade caravan from a vicious bandit attack when she discovers a dead body hidden in one of her wagons. Born of the elusive Oskoro people, the body is a rare and priceless find, the center of a tragic tale and the key to a larger mystery. But as Driwna investigates who the body was meant for, she finds herself on a trail of deceit and corruption, leading to an evil more powerful than she can imagine.
[Vancouver author]. Dren and Jax - battered, tortured, once enemies themselves - now must hold strong against their bruised invaders, the Egril. For the Egril intend to wipe Jia from the map. They may have lost a battle, but they are coming back. If Tinnstra and her allies hope to survive, Jia's heroes will need to be ready when they do.
Clairvoyant Paige Mahoney finds herself caught between those factions that seek Scion's downfall and those who would kill to protect the Rephaim's puppet empire. The mysterious Domino Program has plans for Paige, but she has ambitions of her own in this new citadel. With Arcturus Mesarthim - her former enemy - at her side, she embarks on an adventure that will lead her from the catacombs of Paris to the glittering hallways of Versailles.
When Vadim Scorlenski and his elite Spetznaz squad are sent to New York at the height of the Cold War, they're told it's a 'training exercise.' They discover, too late, that the 'practice' chemical weapon they're carrying is all too real. They go to their deaths - and awaken to a city overwhelmed by the walking dead, even now spreading across the globe. Somehow holding onto their identities amid the mindless monsters, Scorlenski and his squad of zombie commandos set out to return to Russia. Someone's going to pay.
Temporal tourism is on the rise - highly illegal but highly lucrative. If you're prepared to take the risk. Undercover agents are needed fast and who better than three young officers who don't even look the part? Step forward Jane, Luke and Matthew. Throw in the Versailles time slip, a covert jump to Ancient Egypt and a race against Time itself and you've got yourself an assignment worthy of Team Weird.
Wandering from village to village, welcoming the folk that the townships abandon, fighting the monsters the villagers cannot - or dare not - Handry's ever-growing band of misfits has become the stuff of legend. But there is something new and dangerous in the world, and the beasts of the land are acting against their nature, destroying the towns they once left in peace. And for the first time in memory, the Ancients have no wisdom to offer...
The Gardens is a place where feasts never end, games of croquet have devastating consequences, and teenagers are punished for growing up. For a select group of Masters, it's a decadent paradise where time stands still. But for those who serve them, it's a slow torture where their lives can be ended in a blink. Dora and Thistle, best friends and confidants, attempt to escape before their youth betrays them.
Imagine a world where... Everything you ate was monitored by the government. Every step you took was counted. Your children were weighed every day at school. Neighbours reported on neighbours and no one was safe from judgement. Sugar was illegal, and baking was a crime. Imagine if that world was here... What would you do? Toe the line or fight for your freedom...
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.
The last of the human race is divided into surface dwellers and the people who live in the Upper Settlement, a ring perched at the edge of the Earth's atmosphere. Bearing witness to this divided planet is Pearl, a young techie with a thread of shuvani blood, who lives in the isolated forests of Gobari, navigating her mad mother and the strange blue light in the sky. But Pearl's stepfather promises her to a starborn called Arlo, and the world Pearl thought she knew will never be the same again.
Deep within Albuquerque's Hydra Mountain hundreds of thousands of tons of nuclear waste are being stored. When a small plane crashes at a nearby military base, it sets off Hydra's lockdown, trapping a Department of Energy team in the heart of the hazardous, waste-filled mountain. Now, the only direction for them to go is deeper into the mountain, through the tear gas and into a secretive area no one was ever supposed to know about.
When the death of Iron Queen Sarelin Brey fractures the realm of Elira, Lysande Prior, the palace scholar and the queen's closest friend, is appointed Councillor. Publically, Lysande must choose the next monarch from amongst the city-rulers vying for the throne. Privately, she seeks to discover which ruler murdered the queen, suspecting the use of magic. While she hides her drug addiction from her new associates, she cannot hide her growing interest in power. She becomes locked in a game of strategy with the city-rulers.
Daemonar Yaslana has been brought under the tutelage of Witch, the Queen whose continued existence is known only to a select few. As Daemonar is confronted by troubling changes within and around the family, he sees warnings that a taint in the Blood might be reappearing. Daemonar, along with his father and uncle, must uncover the source of a familiar evil - and Daemon Sadi, the High Lord of Hell, may be forced into making a terrible choice.
In the wilds of the Northern California mountains, all the inhabitants of a small town have gone missing. Somehow, the pack of the Wolf Who Rules is connected to a group of vanished people. Werewolves Charles Cornick and Anna Latham are tasked with investigating, and soon find that a deserted town is the least of the challenges they face.
This collection of 11 tales features both new and fan-favorite stories from all three of his major literary worlds: Shannara, Magic Kingdom, and The Word and the Void.
Newly married, Brad McLanahan and Nadia Rozek are just beginning to settle into their new life together when they are called back into action. The Americans plan to mine the moon's helium-3 resources, but the Russians and the Chinese are building a joint secret base on the moon's far side fortified with a powerful Russian plasma rail gun that can destroy any spacecraft entering lunar orbit. If the heavily armed base becomes operational, it will give America's enemies control over the world's economic and military future.
Far upstate, in New York's ancient forests, a drowned village lays beneath the dark, still waters of the Chilewaukee reservoir. Early in the 20th century, the town was destroyed for the greater good: bringing water to the millions living downstate. The local families, settled there since America's founding, were forced from their land, but some didn't leave... Now an inspector assigned to oversee the dam, dangerously neglected for decades, witnesses something inexplicable. It turns out that more than the village was left behind in the waters of the Chill when it was abandoned.
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.
Every child's potential is regularly determined by a standardized measurement: their quotient (Q). Score high enough, and attend a top tier school with a golden future. Score too low, and it's off to a federal boarding school with limited prospects afterwards. Elena Fairchild is a teacher at one of the state's elite schools until her 9 year old daughter bombs a monthly test. Now Elena wants her daughter back. And she will do the unthinkable to make it happen.
Odessa Hardwicke is forced to turn her gun on her partner, Walt Leppo, a decorated FBI agent who turns suddenly, inexplicably violent while apprehending a rampaging murderer. Questioning her future with the FBI and her sanity, she accepts a low-level assignment to clear out the belongings of a retired agent in the New York office. What she finds there will put her on the trail of a mysterious figure named John Silence, a man of enormous means who claims to have been alive for centuries, and who is either an unhinged lunatic, or humanity's best and only defense against unspeakable evil.
Humanity is entirely dependent on pills that not only help them stay alive, but allow them to compete with artificial intelligence in an increasingly competitive gig economy. Daily doses protect against designer diseases, flow enhances focus, zips and buffs enhance physical strength and speed, and juvers speed the healing process. Now the Machinehood, a new and mysterious terrorist group, issues an ultimatum: stop all pill production in one week.
Nearly a thousand years removed from Earth, the remnants of humanity cling to existence inside giant, space faring creatures known as the Zenzee. Abused and exploited by humans for generations, these majestic animals nearly went extinct, but under the command of its newly minted ruler, Doka Kaleigh, life in the Parados I has flourished. When a cataclysmic event on another Zenzee world forces Doka and his people to accept thousands of refugees, a culture clash erupts, revealing secrets from the past that could endanger their future.
In the summer of 1954, newly wed Isabel Carey arrives in a Yorkshire town with her husband Philip. As a GP he spends much of his time working, while Isabel spends much of her time alone. One cold winter night, Isabel finds an old RAF greatcoat in the back of a cupboard that she uses to help keep warm. Once wrapped in the coat she is beset by dreams. And not long afterwards, while her husband is out, she is startled to hear a knock at her window, and to meet for the first time the intense gaze of a young Air Force pilot, handsome, blond and blue-eyed, staring in at her from outside.
25 years ago, five heroes risked their lives to defeat the bone maker Eklor - a corrupt magician who created an inhuman army using animal bones. Since then, Kreya, the group's leader, has exiled herself to a remote tower and devoted herself to one purpose: resurrecting her dead husband. But such a task requires both a cache of human bones and using human bones for magic is illegal in Vos, but Kreya knows that the bones she needs are on the battlefield where her husband and countless others lost their lives.
A new novella set in the world of the Malazan Book of the Fallen. The king is dead, long live King Bauchelain the First, crowned by the Grand Bishop Korbal Broach. Both are, of course, ably assisted in the running of the Kingdom of Farrog by their slowly unravelling servant, Emancipor Reese. However, tensions are mounting between Farrog and the neighbouring country of Nightmaria, the mysterious home of the Fiends.
Alternate history. On Christmas Eve, 1800, an "infernal machine" exploded in one of the busiest streets in Paris, France, destroying buildings and killing innocent civilians. It wasn't the first attempt on the life of Napoleon Bonaparte, First Consul of the newly minted Republic of France. But upon the failure of the Christmas Eve plot, the conspiracy takes a new and more diabolical turn.
A collection of his stories.
Still struggling to accept her role as a long prophesied icon of unification between Is-Land and Non-Land, Astra Ordott is on a journey across the wind sands to join her father and his people - the mystics of Shiimti, who claim to hold the secret of truly healing the damaged relationship between human beings and the Earth. Astra's desperate to get there quickly, but her guide and companion, the shepherd Muzi, leads her off course into the path of a vicious sandstorm.
The six teenagers and their British captain aboard the ketch Crosscurrent Voyager now seek others like them, those fortunate souls who have made it through the zombie apocalypse. But reuniting the human race seems to require GPS, and the Earth's GPS systems are failing. It falls to those aboard the Crosscurrent Voyager to traverse dangerous seas to a European Space Agency complex in French Guiana. And thousands of infected stand in the way.
November 1941. Germany is about to win the war. Only one thing still separates the Nazis from a certain victory: they must find the three remaining all-powerful swastikas and reunite them with a fourth that is safely hidden away in Himmler's mountain stronghold. Churchill has no choice but to mobilize his best man, double agent Tristan Marcas, and employ the most risky techniques to beat them to it. It all comes to a showdown at a ball in Venice...
As a conductor on the Underground Railroad, Hetty Rhodes helped usher dozens of people north with her wits and magic. Now that the Civil War is over, Hetty and her husband, Benjy, have settled in Philadelphia, solving murders and mysteries that the white authorities won't touch. When they find one of their friends slain in an alley, Hetty and Benjy bury the body and set off to find answers. But the secrets and intricate lies of the elites of Black Philadelphia only serve to dredge up more questions.
Lizbeth Rose takes on one of her most dangerous missions yet: rescuing her estranged partner, Prince Eli, from the Holy Russian Empire. Once in San Diego, Lizbeth is going to have to rely upon her sister Felicia, and her growing Grigori powers to navigate her way through this strange new world of royalty and deception in order to get Eli freed from jail where he's being held for murder.
From battling djinn to killing demigods and dragons, the scars and nightmares have left Thomas Quinn a broken man. He has long retired from that life, running an occult shop in Philadelphia for the past several decades. But when two detectives come to his door asking about a brutal ritual murder in his city, Quinn must reluctantly take up the mantle of a Sorcerer of the Arcanum once more, and face down those who would threaten the fragile peace between the human and magical worlds. His investigation takes him from the streets of Philadelphia to the court of a Faerie King as he races to stop the apocalypse.
Thomas Cale was sent to destroy God's greatest mistake, mankind itself. Feared and revered by those that created him, he has already used his terrifying talent for violence and destruction to bring down the most powerful civilisation in the world. But now he has been caught - and given a choice. Bring down the world's best hope for order, for honesty and for progress, or condemn his soul to hell.
In an isolated mountain community, sometimes a child is born with two hearts. This child is called a striga and is considered a demon who must be abandoned on the edge of the forest. The child's mother must then decide to leave with her infant, or stay and try to forget. Nineteen year-old striga, Salka, and her mother, Miriat, made the choice to leave and live a life of deprivation and squalor in an isolated village. The striga tribe share the human belief that to follow the impulses of their other hearts is dangerous, inviting unspoken horrors and bringing ruin onto them all.
This is the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, who, from her place in the store, watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass on the street outside. She remains hopeful that a customer will soon choose her.
Rex battles his personal nemesis Glow, a vicious, all-controlling nanotech drug that lives on across multiple hosts, cutting and pasting memories and personas as it follows its own innate rules of survival. Head filled with dark secrets and the ghostly reconstructions of past users, Rex is pursued through the grim remnants of Coriolis City by an assassin whose synthetic, pre-apocalyptic biology makes him virtually unstoppable. To the transhuman uprising, Rex could be a prophet, his memory a repository of historic attractor-states sent from the future. To others, he's the nanotech-plague incarnate, the end of all biological life and the start of something terrifying and new.
The strange series of misfortunes that plague the passengers of the Titanic convince some of them that something sinister is going on. And then disaster strikes. Years later, Annie, having survived that fateful night, is on the sixth sailing of the Britannic, newly refitted as a hospital ship to support British forces fighting World War I, and learns that the terror may not yet be over.
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.
Born with an unnatural ability his mom urges him to keep secret, Jamie can see what no one else can see and learn what no one else can learn. But the cost of using this ability is higher than Jamie can imagine - as he discovers when an NYPD detective draws him into the pursuit of a killer who has threatened to strike from beyond the grave.
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...
No one wants the city-states of the Eight Worlds to repeat the Terran Collapse by going to war, but war has accidentally been triggered. But the unexpected key to either victory or peace lies with two persons uninterested in conquest, profits, or power. Philip Anderson seeks only the transcendent meaning of the physics underlying the universe. Tara Landry, spoiled and defiant youngest granddaughter of dynasty head Rachel Landry, accidentally discovers an eleventh star-jump gate, with a fabulous find on the planet behind it. Her discovery, and Philip's use of it, alter everything for the Eight Worlds.
Pieces of the Garden are turning up on the Earth. After centuries of loneliness,Adam, haunted by the golden time at the beginning of Creation, is determined to save the pieces of his long lost home. With the help of Eden's undying exiles, he must stop Eden becoming the plaything of mankind. Adam journeys across America and the British Isles with Magpie, Owl, and other animals, gathering the scattered pieces of Paradise. As the country floods once more, Adam must risk it all to rescue his friends and his home - because rebuilding the Garden might be the key to rebuilding his life.
Set in the same world as RED SISTER. In the ice, east of the Black Rock, there is a hole into which broken children are thrown. Yaz's people call it the Pit of the Missing and now it is drawing her in as she has always known it would. To resist the cold, to endure the months of night when even the air itself begins to freeze, requires a special breed. Yaz's difference tears her from the only life she's ever known, away from her family, from the boy she thought she would spend her days with.
When her former captain abandons her, First Sister's hopes for freedom are dashed when she is forced to stay on her ship with no friends, no power, and a new captain - Saito Ren - whom she knows nothing about. She is commanded to spy on Captain Ren by the Sisterhood, but soon discovers that working for the war effort is much harder when you're falling in love.
Kihrin D'Mon meets Janel Theranon, a mysterious Joratese woman who claims to know him. Her plea for help pits Kihrin against all manner of dangers: a secret rebellion, a dragon capable of destroying an entire city, and Kihrin's old enemy, the wizard Relos Var. Janel believes that Relos Var possesses one of the most powerful artifacts in the world - the Cornerstone called the Name of All Things.
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.
An alien armada lurks on the edges of Teixcalaanli space. No one can communicate with it, no one can destroy it, and Fleet Captain Nine Hibiscus is running out of options.In a desperate attempt at diplomacy with the mysterious invaders, the fleet captain has sent for a diplomatic envoy. Now Mahit Dzmare and Three Seagrass - still reeling from the recent upheaval in the Empire - face the impossible task of trying to communicate with a hostile entity.
After years of denial, the fact that Sarah Zellaby will always be a cuckoo has become impossible to deny. Now stranded in another dimension with a handful of allies who seem to have no idea who she is - including her cousin Annie and her maybe-boyfriend Artie, both of whom have forgotten their relationship - and a bunch of cuckoos with good reason to want her dead, Sarah must figure out not only how to contend with her situation, but with the new realities of her future.
It's been a year and a half since the Anomaly, when They tried to force their way into the world from the shapeless void. Nick Prasad is piecing his life together, and has joined the secretive Ssarati Society to help monitor threats to humanity - including his former friend Johnny. Right on cue, the unveiling of Johnny's latest experiment sees more portals opened to Them, leaving her protesting her innocence even as the two of them are thrown together to fight the darkness once more...
14 years ago, the police caged a notorious serial killer who abducted and butchered two victims every February. He was safe behind bars. Wasn't he? But then another body is discovered, and soon enough, the race is on to catch the real killer. Neuropsychologist Kyra Sullivan fights to use a new technology that accesses the minds of the witnesses, working with the police to uncover the truth. Will Kyra discover the person behind the murders, and if so, at what cost?
As a civil war rages in a land far from Tamryllin, former Court Poet Lin Amaristoth gathers allies old and new to return to Tamryllin in time to stop the coronation of the Poet King. For the Poet King's ascension is connected with a darker, more sinister prophecy which threatens to unleash a battle out of legend unless Lin and her friends can stop it.
Gene-edited human clans have scattered throughout the galaxy, adapting themselves to environments as severe as the desert and the sea. Atuale, the daughter of a Sea-Clan lord, sparked a war by choosing her land-dwelling love and rejecting her place among her people. Now her husband and his clan are dying of an incurable plague, and Atuale's sole hope for finding a cure is to travel off-planet. The one person she can turn to for help is the black-market mercenary known as the World Witch - and Atuale's former lover.
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.
It's the End of Days, and Gabe and Remi - an ex-con biker and a Texas cowboy - have been conscripted to join the heavenly host in a battle against Lucifer's spec ops troops: demons who inhabit characters from fiction, history, myths, legends, and folklore. But Gabe and Remi, still learning their roles, now must deal with one particular demon wearing the body of an infamous murderer: Jack the Ripper.
John Chu is a "sherpa" - a paid guide to online role-playing games. Chu's new client, the pseudonymous Mr. Jones, claims to be a "wealthy, famous person" with powerful enemies, and he's offering a ridiculous amount of money for a comprehensive tour of the world of virtual-reality gaming. But then John begins to suspect that Mr. Jones is really North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.
A collection of her stories. She crosses borders and genres with stories of fierce women at the margins of society burning their way toward the centre.
Miren O'Malley was orphaned as a young child and brought up by her grandparents. Long ago her family prospered due to a deal struck with the mer: safety for their merchant ships in return for a child of each generation. When her grandfather dies and her grandmother plans to restore their glory at the price of Miren's freedom, she sets out in search of her parents, who may still be alive.
Remy is a Chorister, rescued from the surface world and raised to sing in a choir of young boys. Remy is part of a strange crew who control the Leviathan, an aging nuclear submarine, that bears a sacred mission: to trigger the Second Coming when the time is right. But Remy has a secret too - she's the submarine's only girl. Gifted with the missile's launch key by the Leviathan's dying caplain, she swears to keep it safe.
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.
Welcome to the end of time. It's a perfect day. Nobody remembers how the Causality War started. Really, there's no-one to remember, and nothing for them to remember if there were; that's sort of the point. We were time warriors, and we broke time. I was the one who ended it. Ended the fighting, tidied up the damage as much as I could. Then I came here, to the end of it all, and gave myself a mission: to never let it happen again.
As children, Goldie, Liyana, Scarlet, and Bea dreamed of a strange otherworld where they began to nurture their elemental powers together. But at thirteen, the sisters were ripped from Everwhere and separated. Now, five years later, they search for one another and yearn to rediscover their unique and supernatural strengths. But they have only 33 days to discover who they truly are and what they can truly do, before they must fight to save themselves and those they love.
When Nekantor offers to send Tagaret and Della to Selimna, the city where their caste experiments can be carried out, how can they not accept the opportunity? But in their absence, Nekantor begins to execute his own long-schemed plan, and soon Della realizes they've unwittingly become a part of it. How far does Nekantor's influence spread? How much will he seek to control?
When Hail confronts the Farian gods, the last thing she expected was to discover that they were part of a race of aliens who'd attacked the galaxy long before humanity's ancestors had crawled out of the sludge of Earth's oceans. The discovery carries with it dire news: the Hiervet, who had once subjugated the mighty Svatir, are coming - a consequence of Hail's decision not to kill the Farian gods.
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.
Hester Marley has been forced to take a dead-end security job with a powerful mining company in the asteroid belt. Now she's surprised to hear from an old friend and fellow victim of the terrorist attack that ruined her life - who claims to have discovered something shocking about their shared history. Before Hester can learn more, her friend is violently murdered at a remote asteroid mine.
Skyward Inn, within the high walls of the Western Protectorate, is a place of safety, where people come together to tell stories of the time before the war with Qita. But safety from what? Qita surrendered without complaint when Earth invaded. Innkeepers Jem and Isley, veterans from either side, have regrets but few scars. Their peace is disturbed when a visitor known to Isley comes to the Inn asking for help, bringing reminders of an unnerving past and triggering an uncertain future. Did humanity really win the war?
It is the age of the High Republic, and the Jedi are at the height of their power. Then a shocking catastrophe in hyperspace tears a ship to pieces. The flurry of shrapnel emerging from the disaster threatens an entire system. Even as the Jedi battle valiantly against calamity, something truly deadly grows beyond the boundary of the Republic. The hyperspace disaster is far more sinister than the Jedi could ever suspect. A threat hides in the darkness, far from the light of the age.
When the USS Titan is drawn into a catastrophic incident on the Romulan-Federation border, Captain William Riker, his family, and his crew find themselves caught between the shocking secrets of an enigmatic alien species and the deadly agenda of a ruthless Tal Shiar operative. Forced into a wary alliance with a Romulan starship commander, Riker and the Titan crew must uncover the truth to stop a devastating attack.
During the full moon horrifying creatures rampage through the isolated Dragon Clan settlement of Seibo Mura. To save the village, Dragon samurai Agasha no Isao Ryotora must confront his buried past - not to mention an unexpected Phoenix Clan visitor, Asako Sekken, who has his own secrets to hide.
Three brand-new novellas. Mega-City One, 2082. In two short years, Judge Joseph Dredd has tackled hardened killers and would-be revolutionaries, he's taken beat-downs and bounced back, he's even arrested his own brother. Ain't no such thing as a "normal year" in the Big Meg. In his third year on the sked, he'll become embroiled in the growing anti-robot movement; he'll head back out to the Cursed Earth; and he'll fall afoul of the secretive SJS - and not for the last time...
Featuring 25 projects based on Star War and includes patterns for toys, apparel, and home decor inspired by your favorite movie moments, characters (both human and alien), droids, ships, and more. Projects range from simple patterns like the Ewok Hood (sized for both children and adults!) to more complex projects like the Darth Vader Pullover. It even includes patterns for knitted replicas of a few iconic costume pieces, such as Luke Skywalker's cropped flight vest from Episode IV A New Hope and Rey's vest and arm warmers from Episode VIII The Last Jedi.
Padawan Reath Silas is being sent from the cosmopolitan galactic capital of Coruscant to the undeveloped frontier-and he couldn't be less happy about it. He'd rather stay at the Jedi Temple, studying the archives. But when the ship he's traveling on is knocked out of hyperspace in a galactic-wide disaster, the Jedi and their traveling companions find refuge on what appears to be an abandoned space station. But then strange things start happening...
The definitive, revelatory biography of Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee, a writer and entrepreneur who reshaped global pop culture - at a steep personal cost.
Mysterious explosions have rocked the planet, setting off a series of supernatural phenomena known as the Death Stranding. Spectral creatures that devour the living have pushed humanity to the brink of extinction, causing countries to fall and survivors to scatter and live in pockets of isolation. Sam Porter Bridges, the legendary porter with the ability to return from the world of the dead, must journey across this ravaged landscape crawling with otherworldly threats to reconnect cities and people and rebuild America one step at a time.
Plagued by haunting visions, and tracked by Higgs, a man who longs to see humanity extinct, Sam must finally discover the truth behind the Death Stranding and fate of this world.
Shadow Wing is desperate for direction and leadership - and they find both in the iron will of Major Keize, their former commander and Yrica Quell's one-time mentor. As battle lines blur, Alphabet Squadron finds itself not only fighting their resurgent foes, but their leader's own deadly shadow.
After Rion and the crew of her salvager ship Ace of Spades encountered the powerful yet tragic being who forever altered their lives, they made dire enemies of the Office of Naval Intelligence. Now with tensions mounting and ONI forces closing in, Rion and her companions commit to this being's very personal mission, unlocking untold secrets and even deadlier threats that have been hidden away for centuries from an unsuspecting universe....
An anthology of stories written by authors of African Heritage, set in the world of Wakanda, featuring the Black Panther and his supporting cast - including Shuri, Okoye, and the Dora Milaje, based on the Marvel Comics that gave birth to the character and his world.
Mal and the crew take receipt of a sealed crate which they are being paid to transport to Badger, no questions asked. Yet once their cargo is safely stowed aboard, River insists Mal should "space" it out of the airlock, for it contains, she insists, ghosts. With supplies running low, the crew desperately need another pay day, but soon find themselves paralysed by hallucinations of their deepest hopes and desires, so vivid they cannot be distinguished from reality.
"Shy" Hunt and the tech team from McAllen Integrations thought they'd have an easy job - set up environmental systems for the brand new Hasanova Data Solutions colony, built on the abandoned ruins of a complex known as "Charybdis." There are just two problems: the colony belongs to the Iranian state, so diplomacy is strained at best, and the complex is located above a series of hidden caves that contain deadly secrets.