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The story of humanity continues with an exploration of our talents of curiosity and creativity.
Final volume in the MODE series. Colleen must confront an evil warlord who threatens to bend her to his will. In order to do so she must travel back to the place where it all began and face her darkest fears. Otherwise the multiverse will fall to tyranny and domination.
Here comes Bobby's Girl. She's beautiful, bright, suprisingly strong - and not human. She is Ket Mhulhar, a high-ranking official from another world, sent to Earth for her own safety. She's found a place working with her filmmaker boyfriend, but now it looks as though her enemies have found her.
Winner of the 2000 Philip K. Dick Award. A collection of stories set in the Xeelee Sequence (which also includes his novels RAFT, RING, and TIMELIKE INFINITY).
New danger, in the form of the arrival of the humans, calls for new heroes whose deeds will go down in mammoth legend and inspire the heroes of the future. This sequel to LONGHAIR charts the genesis of the epic battle between mankind and mammoth.
He was once called Lancelot, King Arthur's greatest knight. Now he is a vampire. And at the Dawn of the New Millenium, Lord Richard still stalks, still fights ... still kills. A desperate plea for help calls him to the rescue of a woman he had loved and lost.
Lady Teldra tracks Vlad Taltos down in his jungle hideout to enlist his help. His friends Morrolan and Aliera have disappeared and neither sorcery nor telepathy can locate them. This time he must rescue them not from the realm of the Gods but from the Jenoine, the inscrutable and powerful beings who were the makers of Dragaera and the masters of its gods.
The Klavier Station has been around for longer than anyone can remember. Daniel Freer, a trader with a cargo of nano-robots, does not understand at first why he has been manoeuvered into stopping for repairs at Klavier. His cargo is destined for a recently colonized planet whose only export promises to revolutionize date processing. That export has a remarkable, ancient connection with Klavier. And if it's reawakened, the universe will become a very different place.
Though no Black Company member has died in battle in four years, Croaker's old adversaries are still around. Narayan Singh and his adopted daughter, for instance, hope to bring about the apocalyptic Year of the Skulls. Then a report arrives of an evil spirit, a forvalaka, that has taken over one of their old enemies. It attacks them at a shadowgate, setting off a cataclysmic chain of events.
A millenium from now nano-matter, called 'grist', will be used to construct nonhuman bodies to house the disembodied minds of humans. Against this background an interplanetary civil war is brewing. A dictator, a mystical religion, and a retired military commander are pursuing courses of action that are converging toward collision.
Leiber, Haldeman McAuley, Reynolds, Baxter, Barton, Purdom, Reed and Saberhagen contribute stories on future soldiers.
Continues the saga of Ixti and Aron begun in BLOODWINTER and SPRINGWAR.
Jessica Jacobs-Wolde learns that her missing husband was a member of a hidden African clan of immortals, and that her daughters have inherited the gift of healing blood. Now she and her daughters are running a clinic in Botswana, hoping to find her husband and the tribe of immortals, not knowing that she will need to travel to a strange and beautiful city in Ethiopia and engage in a battle for the fate of humanity.
Captain Nicholas Seafort has survived alien wars, planetary rebellions and ecological chaos on Earth. But now something far more ordinary might finally cost him his life: vengeance.
When it is discovered that certain asteroids have changed their orbits and are now on a collision course with Earth, an expedition is launched for the long voyage to the asteroid first visited in ROGUE STAR.
Soledad is a pampered young woman who forsakes her powerful family and the safety of a South American enclave city for the a life of art, passion, and uncertainty in the slums of Bamaca and San Francisco. Her struggle to reinvent herself pits her against the forces of bureacracy that seek to pigeonhole and dominate the world.
Thousands of years ago the city of Kuan Hador, a place steeped in evil, was defeated by a vast army of mystic warriors, the Enemy banished beyond the Gateway between Worlds, and the Gateway sealed with spells of enormous power. But now the spells are fading and the Enemy prepares to return. Only a handful are left to oppose it: Kyusumu the Swordsman, Yu Yu Liang the ditch digger, Ustarte the Beast-Priestess, and the mysterious Waylander. Recommend.
When a family vacation to the Moon is announced, young Charles begins to suspect his father might be smuggling contraband - perhaps a form of synthetic intelligence - that could tip the balance in the war among rival corporations for global domination. The question is: is Charles an accomplice, or a hostage?
Sequel to JUMPING OFF THE PLANET. 13-year-old Chigger and his two brothers can't stay at Geosynchronous Station forever, nor can they return to Earth. The only option is to find a planet somewhere where they can start over. The boys become a target of an interplanetary manhunt when news filters out that they are smuggling an incredibly powerful new form of synthetic intelligence.
Two stars, inhabited by the same race, draw together then apart in their orbits. Their inhabitants fight bitterly when the gap permits travel between Shanji and Tengri-Nayon. But this time invaders meet an overwhelming force from the mind of the young Kati on Shanji - who becomes empress, making her responsible for the well-being of her former enemies.
Horror - the Peter Pan myth with a twist - as the new boy in town arrives with a strange plan for his friends.
Horror in Oxrun Station: at the fair, in the middle of the night, a black carousel turns. Creatures seem alive in the flickering lights as they spin hypnotically past, transforming watchers into riders, riders into ... what?
The Chosen Six combined their elemental powers to bring a new era of enlightenment to their once-enslaved land. But freedom is a hated thing for some, giving rise to jealousy and unchecked ambition. As traitors scheme at home, the Chosen Six are called upon to deal with a dire threat: a terrible army is massing, dedicated to the total devastation of everything in its path.
14 original stories about villains who win in the end. Includes stories from Ed Gorman, Rosemary Edghill, Tim Waggoner, Fiona Patton and others.
A mutiny on the moon places Sgt. Ethan Stark in command of the US military forces there - and turns a dream for independence into a reality.
A wounded soldier comes to consciousness on a hillside above a forest. The soldier looks about in astonishment - he has no idea how he got there or who he is. He believes he has been in a mighty battle, but as to the cause or outcome he has no idea. Only later does he learn that the last battle in that kingdom was over a century ago.
Only a perfect wife is good enough for plastic surgeon Ross Ransom; he has, after all, spent hours getting her that way. So when she falls ill and turns her back on him and science, seeking help from alternative healing, Ross is consumed by rage. He's invested so much in her; it just wouldn't be rational to let her go.
Dark Fantasy Double: LENINGRAD NIGHTS by Graham Joyce and HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES by James Lovegrove. These are short stories.
Four boys once stood together and did a brave thing. Now 25 years later the four still reunite every year to go hunting in the Maine woods. But then one evening a stranger stumbles into their campsite, disoriented and mumbling of lights in the sky.
In 1306 the crowning of Robert the Bruce in Scotland immediately brings a challenge from Pope Clement and King Philip of France. Jealous of the magical powers, wealth and charm of the Knights Templar, the two launch a persecution. The only hope for the Knights is to flee as fugitives and seek a new home.
Three teenagers are determined to get in to see the Traveling Vampire Show when it arrives in their town in the summer of 1963. The promised highlight of the show is Valeria, the only living vampire in captivity. The teens go where they shouldn't, but they find much more than they ever expected.
A generation ago, the asteroid Ceres was home to a genetically altered servant race of humans, but an inherited predisposition for violence forced the government that created them to destroy them. Now, the future of humanity depends upon Ceres, where Earth-normal gravity is needed. But when an engineering crew lands on Ceres, they realize that they are not alone - and not welcome. Recommended.
On an overpopulated Earth, where resources are strained to the breaking point, humans look for relief in space. With the completion of a space station and the founding of bases on the Moon and Mars, the dream of colonizing far-flung alien worlds grows closer to reality. But saboteurs with their own agendas of greed and revenge are determined to see the outposts fail.
The threat of Threadfall gone, the people of Pern are free to leave their stone holds. But the dragonriders are uncertain: without Thread, what is their purpose. And then a new threat, again from the skies, looms.
Count Ulric von Bek escapes from a Nazi concentration camp and journeys to a strange, underground world to meet a figure known only to him in dreams, Elric of Melnibone, the wandering Prince of Ruins. Somehow they are the same person but separate, destined to join the struggle between Law and Chaos.
Early 13th century England: Resmiranda Griffin has precious little time to develop the special abilities inherited from Arthur and Merlin as evil forces move in to eliminate her. And without these abilities she will never be able to free the land from the darkness that controls it.
In 1450 Vittorio di Riniari witnesses the massacre of his entire family by a band of demons. He follows the fiends intending vengeance but instead is overcome with desire for the devastating beauty of Ursula, the bare-shouldered strega.
Our choice was simple: we could send our forces to fight and die against a ravening horde, or remain as we were: virtually weaponless and third in line for servicing. Amazingly, thanks to raw human valour and alien tech transfer, Terrans fought the Posleen to a standstill. With the Posleen invasion only months away, only these shell-shocked survivors can save the Earth from utter devastation. If the veterans have time to lick their wounds. Because the Posleen don't read schedules.
Vampires terrorize Victorian Lonond - and a cast of historical figures. Led by famous vampire hunter Dr. Abraham Van Helsing, six men set out to unmask a killer - and bring the nightmare gripping the city to a blessed end.
It's 2054 and Phil Guttner's girlfriend is hooked on a drug used in "bacteria-style" sex, his father has just been swallowed by a hyperspatial anomaly, and he's met and fallen in love with a young lovely visiting from the Moon. Now there appears to be an alien presence under the sea. Phil must solve the mystery of the "Metamartians" and their god, before humanity uses its newfound powers to destroy itself altogether.
Begins a new DemonWars series. At last, the demon dactyl is gone, its dark sorceries shattered by the gemstone magic wielded by the woman known as Pony. But now there is a deadly plague in Corona that even Pony's powers cannot heal. She must take a pilgrimage, watched by the eyes of elves, who have stolen something precious from her and keep it for their own mysterious purposes.
The Federation of the Hub consists of thousands of rough, ornery human worlds with only the subtlest of governments holding them together. It's prime real estate for criminals, unscrupulous corporations, and invaders. In Hub space, each citizen is expected to stand up for herself, blaster in hand, so that when Trouble comes, there's an armed citizenry waiting.
The space-facring Marines of Company L's 3rd Platoon - masquerading as discharged military buddies on holiday - take on the crime bosses that brutally control Havanagas and its people.
As a child Coriel Halsing spent many glorious summers at Castle Auburn with her half-sister - and fell in love with a handsome prince who could never be hers. But now that she is a young woman she begins to see the dark side of this magical place.
From the author of THE SAMARIA TRILOGY. Forbidden desire brings together Nolan, a scientist by nature, and Katrini, a rebel at heart who struggles to overthrow generations of hate. Recommended.
This collection of gritty and intense short stories compares the horrors of the real world to those of the supernatural. Winner of the Bram Stoker and the International Horror Guild Awards.
Worldwide economic collapse in the 21st century led to a Second Coming for Marxist communism - which did nothing to alleviate the world depression. Then the People's Astronomers discovered an asteroid that seemed to be brimming over with valuable minerals. But when an expedition was sent, someone else was there first: the Elders, who resembled intelligent giant squid, but with a shell the size of a Volkswagen. They had arrived from an Earth in a parallel universe where they were the dominant species. Worst of all, they were CAPITALISTS!
Dark fantasy double: THE VACCINATOR by Michael Marshall Smith, and ANDY WARHOL'S DRACULA by Kim Newman. Short stories.
From the author of BEFORE & AFTER. From the opposite ends of the globe, former US commando Frank Becker and UFO enthusiast Dave Anderson are about to stumble onto the greatest conspiracy theory at all. The secret Committee that is manipulating the course of human history does not realize that they themselves are being manipulated.
Cullyn, a young Kandarian woodsman, finds himself at the cusp of a battle between his people and their ancient enemy, the Durrym. As war threatens to engulf them all, Cullyn realizes that through fate's design, he alone can stop the bloodshed - but only by betraying his people, earning the trust of the enemy and winning the heart of his true love.
Virtual realities offer new pathways to immortality - for a dangerous price. This volume concludes the epic quest through a sequence of virtual worlds for a cure for comatose children. An uneasy alliance is made by the group with one of their surviving enemies against the serial killer Johnny Wulgaru.
An asteroid collision makes Earth unhabitable. A handful of survivors escape to the moon and place clones of themselves into a millenia-long sleep. When alien starfarers arrive, together they must undo the damage and rebuild Earth's ecosphere so that humans and aliens alike can live on the planet.
Near death experience is being studied by psychologist Dr. Joanna Lander and neurologist Dr. Richard Wright at Mercy General Hospital. However, a shortage of volunteers leads Joanna to become a subject. Her own experience is unexpectedly revelatory.
An UFO is shot down over the Caspian Sea, and a single strange pod survives intact. Now Team Proteus, made up of American and Russian scientists, will be reduced in size smaller than a human cell to penetrate the surface of the pod - and launch the most startling voyage of exploration in human history.
Texas bluesman Slim finds himself in Tejas. It's a little bit magic and a whole lot different, but the blues are the same. And the blues manifest here in the form of a perl-gray Strat, aka the Gutbucket. But the Gutbucket's fallen into the wrong hands and Slim is off and running after it, with the help of a blues singer named Nadine.
The fate of humanity remains uncertain as the war between the nine barons rages on. Despite the horror,Kane and his comrades vow to end the war even if it means pursuing the mysterious Imperator to the very ends of the world - and beyond.
The Raven are a band of mercenaries loyal only to each other and their code. Working for one of the most evil colleges of magic will test their code to the limit as they search for Dawnthief, a spell to end the world, a spell that must be cast. Recommended.
Astrophysicist Benjamin Knowlton and his team discover a black hole moving through space, devouring everything in its path. It appears to be no danger, since the trajectory will miss Earth. Until it speaks. And at first it seems relatively benign, but gradually the truth emerges. It will be up to Knowlton's terminally ill ex-astronaut wife Channing to make a final, one-to-one confrontation with the Eater.
Late in the 21st century the sickly son of a tyrannical corporate tycoon sets out for the surface of the most hellish place in the solar system, Venus, to bring back the body of his older brother. What he finds will change everything - man's understanding of the planet, of global warming on Earth, and his knowledge of who he is.
20 all-new stories of female warriors and wizards, featuring Paxson, Edghill, Heyt, Watt-Evans and others.
Eilan, known to the Romans as Helena, a British princess raised on the holy isle of Avalon, must bridge the pagan world of the goddess and the new Christian empire founded by her own son, Constantine. To do so she must embark on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
The swashbuckling young captain Gareth Radnor has taken command of the carrack Steadfast. He has a mission: to gain vengeance gainst the Linyati slavers who murdered his family. He is joined by a motley crew and pursues attack against the Linyati, even defying his own King's truce. And then he discovers that the Linyati are not human...
12-year-old Artemis Fowl scans a magic book beloning to the fairy people with his digital camera and emails it to his computer in order to decode it at his leisure. He kidnaps a leprechaun, Holly Short, sent to retrieve the prize, to help in the decoding. And with the kidnapping the battle with the fairy world begins in earnest.
An alien migration fleet of 14,000 starships searches for a new home, its homeworld lost forever. When they find planets that can support them, they eradicate the human natives. But Earth's Commonwealth of Worlds isn't about to give up so easily, even if it has to create and train something it hasn't had for centuries: soldiers.
The inhabitants of Isse Tower are amazed to find a mute, starving foundling outside their gates, since in their world to be caught outside after dark means certain death from the creatures of legend. The girl has no recollection of her name or past, but soon realizes her only hope of happiness lies in distant Caermaelor, where a wise woman might be able to restore her memories.
In a dark future, Owen Keegan, his wife Kate, and their autistic daughter flee a San Francisco where civilization is in the final stages of collapse and journey across America in search of safety. Along the way they encounter the savage, unthinking hordes roused by the messenger who has risen from the ashes of the apocalypse - a figure of uncommon charisma and diabolical intent. When the Keegans unwittingly come across the truth behind civilization's collapse, they must stand against this diabolical - and alien - threat to save all of humanity.
Father-related sf stories from the pages of ASIMOV'S SF. Turtledove, Disch, Sargent, Lethem, Kelly, MacLeod and Reed are among those represented.
Texan adventurer Quincy Morris, the man who killed the vampire Count Dracula, is now a vampire himself. Dracula's old enemy, Professor Van Helsing, has managed to convince Quincey's friends that the only good vampire - even if he is a former comrade - is a dead one.
Thirty years after a cosmic anomaly transformed Earth, anthropologist Taria Spears joins the crew of an exploratory ship and begins a voyage into the unknown to find the strange, alien race that caused the devastation.
Mighty Greyboar, the world's greatest professional strangler, finds that his new preoccupation with philosophy is starting to interfere with his work. But matters do not become desperate until Greyboar and his distraught manager become involved in an insane mission to the underworld on behalf of Greyboar's sister.
After her adventures with the League of the Healing Hand, Finn the Cat is bored, snowbound for the winter and faced with being molded into "Lady Fionnghal" by her mother. But Finn's talents are needed when Righ, Lachlan the Winged, tells Finn she must rescue a rebellious prophet who is the only one who can free a land enshrouded in darkness.
Young Alex, a recent graduate of the college of Animism, embarks on a quest to acquire his Anim - the animal with which he will bond for the rest of his life.
Archaeologist Cody Westcott is onto something - something that is causing random acts of badness. Something ancient, something evil, something ... hungry. We are not alone, but we're about to wish that we were.
Eight centuries have passed since the time of Connavar. The Wyrd of Wishing Tree Wood knows that evil will soon be unleashed on an unsuspecting land and hope will be pinned on three men. The first two are the giant Rigante fighter Jaim Grymauch and the despised youth Kaelin Ring. One of them will become the outlaw leader Ravenheart, the other will forge a legend and light the fires of rebellion. The third man is a Varlish nobleman, son of Rigante's greatest enemy, but of the bloodline of Connavar.
A family searches for the perfect vacation spot - and finds perfect horror - when their daughter's disappearance is attributed to a legendary creature who lives in the woods.
Sookie Stackhouse is a just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. Until the vampire of her dreams walks into her life - and one of her coworkers checks out... Maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn't such a bright idea.
Duncan Talisker has just been released from jail in Scotland. He served 15 years for a series of violent crimes he didn't commit, but knew intimately. Then, the killing begins again. On another world, a jewel is sought and a deadly god struggles to be free. Talisker and his childhood friend, Alessandro Chaplin - who is also the policeman who arrested him 15 years previously - will undertake journeys between the worlds.
New stories set in the world of the Earthsea novels, along with the novella 'The Finder', set a century before A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA, and an account of the history, people, languages, literature and magic of Earthsea.
Gay Manhattan art critic Jack Coubert is also a vampire, driven by an age-old thirst for vengeance and locked in a game of cat-and-mouse with a mother who wants to destroy him - until he falls for aspiring actor and model Claude Halloran. In Claude Jack glimpses the innocent he once was and launches him on an erotic journey of the heart.
Jake Cutter is learning how to use the Mobius continuum to travel from place to place instantaneously and how to talk to the dead. E-Branch is tracking down the three master vampires who are hiding somewhere on earth. They nearly had Malinari in Australia, but the mind-master escaped. Now they are closing in on the hideously beautiful Vavara convent. But the nuns are Vavara's most unholy creatures.
The Kundalan people are oppressed by the V'ornn invaders and the V'ornn's mysterious leaders, the Gyrgon, search for the lost Ring of Five Dragons, key to the door of the fabled Kundalan Storehouse, and perhaps to Kundalan sorcery as well. But misused, the ring has trigged an apparently inexorable annihilation for V'ornn and Kundalan alike. Now, from among the oppressed, must arise the hero of prophecy, the Dar Sala-at, who can alone wield the sorcerous power to save the world.
Sequel to DAUGHTER OF THE FOREST. Sorcha's daughter Liadan embarks on a journey to save the Sevenwaters clan from unguessed ancient powers and dark forces.
During the wedding festivities of his king, Cyan Dag, a knight of Gloinmere, is sought out by a mysterious bard and told a terrifying tale: that the king has married a false queen - a lie cloaked in ancient and powerful sorcery. Spurred on by honour and loyalty Cyan departs on a dangerous quest to rescue the real queen from her tower prison, to prevent war, and to awaken magic in a land that has lost its way.
Vancouver author. Vancouver in the 22nd century is a vibrant seaport despite the global economic collapse and massive sea level rise that have transformed the Pacific Northwest. The city is divided between its prospering Guild citizens and the starving descendants of American refugees. New to Vancouver, young Klale Renhardt, once a member of the powerful Fishers Guild, has already made too many enemies on the half-drowned, ungoverned island of Downtown. Now working at the famous and well-connected KlonDyke nightclub, Klale is a target. The only people who might be able to help her are Blade, the apparently mindless slave of Downtown's most feared blackmailer and Toni, the KlonDyke's beautiful bartender.
ECOLITAN OPERATION and THE ECOLOGIC SECESSION in a single volume.
A new Recluce story arc: Lorn is a talented boy born into a family of Magi'i. He is a fastidious student of remarkable talent, but is too independent to demonstrate the unquestionable loyalty required to become a Magus of Cyador, and so is made into a lance officer and shipped off to the frontier to fight off the frequent barbarian raids. He isn't expected to survive...
First the LINK - an interactive implanted computer - transformed society. Then came the angels - cybernetic manifestations that claimed to be working God's will. But former cop Deidre McManus has had her LINK implant removed - for a crime she didn't commit. And she's never believed in angels. But all that will change when a man named Michael appears at her door.
Cancer researcher Dr. Laura Donaldson discovers that the blood of a death row inmate may hold the key to a cure. But the inmate is a religious fanatic with a penchant for killing doctors and who will stop at nothing to deny the world his own personal miracle, and escapes. Pursuing the fugitive is the FBI agent, Kevin Sheldrake, who thought he had rid the world of this monster years ago.
Heirs to a legacy of ancient magic, the twins Griffin and Donovan Kirkwood have become embroiled in the political and religious conflicts of Elizabethan England. But there are darker forces threatening not only the Kirkwoods but the Queen as well. A witch descended from Nimue has unleashed a terrifying force: the Demon of Chaos.
On the planet Henry II, at the centre of the Milky Way, there is a tavern, The Outpost. Through the doors have come the galaxy's greatest heroes, villains, and adventurers. But their quiet life of mayhem is interrupted by an alien invasion and now they must try to work together.
15 stories of Arthurian magic, adventure and romance, featuring writing from Bradley, Kerr, Brittain, Resnick, Edghill, Gabaldon, West, Tarr, Roberson, Lustbader, Hoffman and others.
[BC author]. Bombarded by a freakish cluster of natural phenomena, the US missile defense system has become a perfect doomsday machine, primed to destroy. the entire universe. Bar owner Jake Stonebender and his wife, Zoey, and superintelligent toddler, Erin, must move to Key West, along with two dozen busloads of ex-hippies and freaks, Robert Heinlein's wandering cat, a whorehouse parrot, and misunderstood genius-inventor Nikola Tesla, who is in fact alive and well, in order to save everything-as-we-know-it from annihilation.
Sequel to STARDANCE and STARSEED. In High Earth Orbit, at the luxury Shimuzu Hotel, a terrorist sect is threatening to destroy the Starmind.
As Pony is distracted by the increasingly ardent courtship of the king - and the hatred of the king's longtime mistress, her son Aydrian at fourteen is just coming into his magical power. De'Unnero, the weretiger, is about to meet up with Aydrian, who is hungry for power, destined for war, and owes no loyalty to either his mother or the king.
Tethys, the world's first completely self-sufficient undersea research station, is the stepping stone to a new frontier of life on Earth. Within this oasis of technology are those who seek to unlock the mysteries of the unknown deep. But they are not alone...
When the crew of a 24th century time ship interferes with the transatlantic voyage of the Hindenberg, the famous fiery wreck never occurs. But something worse happens - a rift in chronospace and the creation of an alternate world-line. Now the crew is lost somewhere in a parallel universe that they themselves somehow created.
544 pages of the best military sf stories, with entries from Clarke, Dick, Card, McCaffrey, Haldeman, Martin, Anderson, Benford, Cherryh, Drake, Cordwainer Smith and Walter Jon Williams.
Prince Roger does not understand the strange attitude toward him at the court of the Empire of Man, nor the events that lead to him being marooned on the planet Marduk. If he is to survive, he must hike halfway across a hostile planet, capture a spaceport, commandeer a starship and return for explanations from his mother, the Empress. Fortunately, he has with him the Bravo Company of the Bronze Battalion of the Empress's Own Regiment.
Canadian author. Ancient powers have awakened and new allegiances are formed, ready to champion the cause of Valedan kai di'Leonne, last survivor of the ruling clan of the Dominion, who seeks to overthrow the man who killed his entire family. The Voyani embark upon the Sea of Sorrows to find the lost Cities of Man - a journey that is certain to lead to a deadly confrontation with the Lord of Night. Recommended.
The classic post-nuclear holocaust cross-continental motorcycle trip novel back in print.
The new Doc Sidhe novel. When Zeb Poole is transported to the fair world, a place half magic and half Celtic myth, half weird science and gangster-era danger, his adventures start. A mad genius is sending fiery destruction against the fair world metropolis of Neckerdam while, on the other side of the world, a dictator has set in motion a campaign of racial purity that is chillingly familiar to Zeb
The Marshall Islands, inhabited by giant mutated crustaceans and savage cannibals, is ruled by the local baron with a despotic iron fist and a secret formula for gunpowder. Cawdor and his companions must find a way through the sec-men infested waters to escape this island paradise.
The last resting place of the frayed and venerable Moral Fibre, Accomplice is a city like no other.
Newfoundland, 1940: 15-year-old Jean MacDougall finds herself plunged into the mysterious Faerie realm of Annwn, befriended by Princess Gwenlian and Druid Laloken, and facing an invasion by a tribe of Norsemen.
Man has colonized Mars. He took with him embryos of genetically altered mammoths - this was to be a world where they could walk free once again. But when the economy on Earth falters, the Mars colonists return home, leaving the mammoths behind. Abandoned by those they had come to rely on the mammoths must survive using only the wisdom of the great story Cycle passed on by Icebones.
After the 1962 nuclear war between the US and USSR over Cuba, people began to be reborn. Not just the millions dead in the war, but also those who had died centuries earlier. Now, in 2008, Protestant fanatics are attempting to destroy the government figureheaded by Richard III. A handful of policemen and their allies must hunt down the conspirators.
Sequel to BALSHAZZAR'S SERPENT. A starfaring evangelist and his flock finally finds the fabled worlds of the Three Kings, only to disappear. Now a salvage team, desperately in debt, has been hired to follow the clues he left behind. They will find the Three Kings - if the galactic underworld's repo men don't get them first.
An alien landing suddenly changes successful CEO Johnson Mukerjii's perfect life. His company is now worthless, and his lovely wife is now his lovely ex, taking every penny of liquid assets with her. Johnson's only hope to reclaim his life is to rebuild his connections with a strange science fiction writer whom the aliens seem to like ... and to find a product that the aliens will buy.
Canadian author. When the terraforming crews introduced the alien Quill to worlds where they did not belong, they saw them only as a mindless form of fungal life which acted as a harmless relaxant when worn by a human. They were supposed to be destroyed when the crews finished their work, but Quill fragments survived, multiplied and mutated until they were no longer harmless. Suddenly the human race was in retreat, leaving colonists stranded in space. For the survivors, the only hope lay in finding a way to wipe out the Quill. Earth scientist Dr. Gail Smith thought one special human, Aaron Pardell, might have the answer. Recommended.
The Kinley race is nearly extinct, wiped out by a warlike race called the Lucien. Their only hope lies in the technology that once enabled them to cross galaxies in the blink of an eye. Their future rests with a young soldier named Pruit who must make the long trip to Earth, to the great pyramids of Egypt.
Lt. Daniel Leary of the Republic of Cinnabar Navy (first met in WITH THE LIGHTNINGS) commands the corvette PRINCESS CECILE. He, his friend Signals Officer Adele Mundy, and his crack crew must battle bureaucrats and traitors, the winds of a barren desert and the strains of a voyage never before attempted.
A long time ago two great sorcerers fought a duel to determine the fate of the world - a battle that split the very Tapestry of Time. Magic itself was ripped from our world, and its practitioners were trapped in a spell of sleep. The realm of Magicks, however, still exists on the far side of a mysterious region known as the Borderland. Whoever controls the four gates of the Borderlands controls both worlds.
Young wizards Kit and Nita have gone their separate ways. Nita learns her mother has cancer - a disease even wizardry is powerless against - until Nita enters a Faustian bargain with the Lone Power, the source of all death in the universe.
Dog-loving Brenna Fallon naively invokes an ancient Celtic deity to save her beloved hound - and discovers that she has inadvertently anchored this new-found power at a spring on her family's farm. She doesn't know that she's also left an opening for a more malevolent force. Suddenly a devastating plague is unfolding around her.
A new humanoid alien species makes contact with Earth and inadvertently undermines thranx and human relations by stealing the media spotlight. But will these new, more aesthetically pleasing aliens be a help or hindrance to humanity's newly opened space borders?
Human orphan Flinx seeks to unlock the secrets of his past and the prospects of his future with the aid of the minidrag, Pip.
When Shadow is finally released from prison, he accepts a job with the grifter Mr. Wednesday and slowly learns he has become involved in a unseen struggle for the soul of the American people.
A Los Angeles policeman resigns his job to spend eternity with his beloved. Their lust knows no bounds, but he is shy about making the transition from human to vampire. And when he does, both are shocked to find that his new state has a significant sexual drawback. This injects discord into their love nest.
Tenth generation on the generation ship Willflower and somewhere along the way things have gone terribly wrong: the Captain is an irresponsible adolescent with a penchant for naming planets after bodily functions; the entire crew has lost the ability to read; and the ship is savagely damaged and on a deadly collision course with an unpleasantly large planet. From the co-writer (with Doug Naylor) of RED DWARF.
Vampire. The Tracker family is poised to tear down their ancestral Alabama home when Jacob Tracker's nephew dies a strange, violent death, leaving Jacob haunted by the boy's eerily glowing red eyes and his cryptic last words: 'It was in the walls'. The evil that has been unleashed by the demolition of the old mansion is fed by the one thing that irrevocably binds the Tracker family - their blood.
The great three-sided war continues, Rome against Persia against the desert tribes commanded by Mohammed of Mekkah. The tide has turned against the Eastern Empire, and Rome lies devastated by the long-pent-up eruption of Vesuvius. And in the hidden valley of Damawand, the Persian sorcerer Dahak plots his revenge.
The sorcerer Dahak plots from his hidden citadel to regain the Peacock Throne. Prince Maxian considers how to use the resurrected Julius Caesar and Alexander the Great to free Rome from the Curse of the Oath. Thyatis has fled with the widowed Queen of Persia to a hidden island; Dwyrin's thaumaturgic unit is shattered as Zoe discovers the destruction of Palmyra and vows revenge against Rome.
Best stories of the year - from Aldiss, Baxter, Brin, Kress, Le Guin, Silverberg and many more.
A young couple become involved in a fertility program, little aware that they are part of an experiment that will leave humanity in a genetic backwater. Will evolution or the love between parent and child triumph?
Climactic changes produced by the asteroid that devasted 17th century Europe have left the northern American colonies in the grip of an ice age. In the south, Benjamin Franklin and other survivors and refugees of the disaster eke out a precarious existence. But the malevolent creatures known as the Malakim oppose any who challenge their plans. Recommended.
A master class in writing. King reveals the biographical roots of his vocation, and the essential habits and rules that he has developed. He offers practical and inspiring advice on everything from plot and character to rejection.
A stand-alone Valdemar novel, telling the story of the legendary Lavan Firestorm, a young man blessed - and cursed - with a special talent for firestarting.
Duncan, son of Murdo Ranulfson, decides to make his own pilgrimage to find the Black Rood, the blood-stained remnant of the True Cross. The gates to the Holy Land, however, are protected by a magnificent company of warrior-priests known as the Knights Templar.
The strange and fluid patterns of geography, time and the nature of reality are warping in unexpected directions - and its up to Tarquin the Free to save the beautiful land of Everien from peril.
In a state-sponsored gladiatorial contest - pitting pilot against pilot - one man will not only test the limits of his endurance, but he'll begin to learn the truth of his identity.
The planet of Windhaven, with its light gravity, allows certain inhabitants to fly with constructed wings. They are messengers, politically informed, unarmed and detached from the messages they carry. But when a young woman and her step-brother challenge their code, a new world is born.
Halley, commander of the deep space station Jocasta, is desperate. Her station is blockaded by hostile creatures, communications and key systems are failing, rations are low, human-alien tensions are at a flashpoint, and a foreign trader is killed by an apparently extinct monster. She must solve a locked room in closed space mystery before Jocasta erupts in an explosion of terror and death. Recommended.
2026: a strange fungus-like organism is growing in the Pacific Ocean, threatening Earth's entire food chain. Christened 'the slick', this bizarre lifeform contains alien DNA that may have come from the planet Mars. Dr. Mariella Anders is recruited by NASA to join an urgent mission to search for life beneath the Martian polar icecap - and perhaps discover the secret of the slick.
The final novel in the world of Mithgar. An Elf and an Impossible Child try to save the ravaged land of Mithgar from a doom long ago prophesied...
"We will keep her safe". All the creatures of the forest knew the infant was special. She was the princess, spirited away from the evil fairy Pernicia on her name day. But the curse was cast: Sometime in the future Rosie would prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall into a poisoned sleep from which no one could rouse her. Recommended.
Continues the SPELLSONG CYCLE. Young sorceress Secca is thrust into a position of power when her singer mentor Anna dies unexpectedly before Secca's training is complete. She must combat a naval siege and a new kind of drumming magic brought by the besieging Sea Priests.
At 17 Lysandra witnessed the brutal murder of her family and lost her sight. After a decade of seclusion, during which time she has become a master of herbology and the healing arts and discovered her clairvoyant talents, she emerges to follow a mystical call. It brings her to Father Renan. According to a prophecy, he explains, the two of them have been chosen to install the rightful queen of Aghamore on the throne. To fail would plunge the kingdom into a millenium of darkness and tyranny.
Rome, 1959. The jet-setters and vampires of Europe congregate to dance giddily to the music of the Dracula Cha Cha Cha and to celebrate the wedding of the Vampire King to a Moldavian princess. But three corpses in the Fontana di Trevi lead three vampiresses toward the destinies of their hearts, while a flamboyant murderer stalks the elder vampires of Rome and a living American opportunist finds a way of surviving as a parasite on the undead.
Student Lenore Myles is shocked when she learns the grisly truth behind the glittering facade of Xanadu, a city-sized artificial island populated by some of the wealthiest men and women on Earth. Not knowing who to trust, Lenore finds herself on the run. Saturn, a mysterious entity, moves agressively to break the security breach and sends Lenore racing for her life, against a truly formidable foe.
In an ancient world - first visited in Niven's THE MAGIC GOES AWAY - young Whandall Placehold is growing up in a city where the loss of magic has resulted in the collapse of civilization. Without powers and under the rule of a merciless and threatening god, Whandall fights against all odds to free the world in which he was born.
Begins the new fantasy series of Oak, Yew, Ash, and Rowan, the four powers of the world who have been warring for centuries. Now the Clan of Ash is dying, their only hope is the prophesied daughter of Ash. And deep in the swamps, in the care of a feared witch-healer, is a young girl-woman whose virtue, elegance, and simmering power makes her look very much like the fulfilment of prophecy.
Second in the cycle of Oak, Yew, Ash and Rowan. The old King is dead and the foolish Prince Florian has assumed the throne. Florian's mother, Queen Ysa of the House of Oak still controls the land behind the scenes, but her job grows more difficult daily.
Second omnibus in the Cheysuli series about the triumphs and exile of a warrior race of shapechangers. Contains #3 LEGACY OF THE SWORD and #4 TRACK OF THE WHITE WOLF.
A sudden fire leaves 15-year-old Matt's senile and troubled grandmother homeless. When she moves in with the family her ceaseless demands cause unrelieved tension - and with her comes a shameful secret that traps Matt between a dead aunt who haunts him and his own mother, who seeks redemption for her sister's sins - and her own.
Tin Lizzy, a young woman techie with a criminal past, and Keyz, a teenage boy who used his parents' access codes to borrow a Hollywood studio's editing program, are on the run across the altered landscape of 21st century America from the studio police and a megalomaniac CEO.
Chimeras are the product of designer genes. Created by splicing human and animal DNA, they can think and speak and behave in all ways like humans, but are not granted the rights of humans. They are property, created for sale as servants, or soldiers. Those who are working to free the Chimeras battle those who will stop at nothing to retain the status quo.
A member of an ancient and wise alien race befriends the 16th century polymath Dr. John Dee. When Dee is unfairly imprisoned, his alien friend rescues him by placing him in suspended animation. Dee awakens in 2099, a future where scientists are preparing to unleash the ultimate weapon.
Young adult fantasy. It began ages past in fabled Atlantis, when a power-hungry queen forged a magical key to a door never meant to be opened by mortal man - thus hastening the extinction of her vainglorious race. For millenia the key lay forgotten beneath the waves, but sooner or later the sea yields up its secrets. Now, in present-day Yorkshire, 16-year-old Fern Capel will discover that ancient magic and find her life changed forever. Recommended.
Alternate history. Fifty years after the truce that ended the war between the North American Union, the Third Reich and the Soviet Union, Peter escapes a Nazi prison camp and joins the Underground Home Army. But every step closer to the evil at the heart of the Nazi political machine brings more intrigue and betrayal.
All previously uncollected stories and many of the colourful non-fiction, mainly autobiographical, pieces that ran under her own name in the New Yorker.
Thirty-odd comic and irreverent interviews with the likes of Newton, Shakespeare, Hitler and Clarence Darrow.
Set in Drake's universe of RANKS OF BRONZE. Earth's Roman Legions have proved they are the best in the galaxy at what they do best - to the dismay of the alien merchant princes who have been exploiting the planet. Novellas from Drake, Flint, Stirling, Van Name and Weber.
The first three SECTOR GENERAL novels in a single volume: HOSPITAL STATION, STAR SURGEON, and MAJOR OPERATIONS.
Horn recalls visiting the Whorl and going thence to the planet Green. He remembers a visit to Nessus, on Urth. At some point he died. His personality now inhabits a different body, so that even his sons do not recognize him.
A sorcerous cataclysm has remade the ancient, magical, chaotic world of Sosaria. Now, past, present and future are one - a unity that begins an astonishing age of discovery and conflict. Once separated by time and space, four vastly different civilizations are now on a collision course that could destroy Sosaria forever.
Begins a new trilogy. Elric, a member of the ruling Circle, hosts a gathering to herald the arrival of the techno-mages on the planet Soom. If all goes well, Elric's student Galen and the other apprentices will become full mages. But Galen and his lover, Isabelle, are chosen to investigate an ancient race awakened after a thousand years, and thirsty for war.
The Federated Commonwealth balances on the brink of civil war as opposing forces wrestle for control of the WarShip fleet stationed near the planet of Kathil. Now, one man vows that he won't fail the people of his homeworld, even if that means leading untested MechWarriors against overwhelming firepower - and dredging up memories of a war he'd rather forget.
Novelization of the new movie sequel to THE MUMMY.
Halruaa's orderly society has begun to devolve toward chaos. Matteo, hero of THE MAGEHOUND, embarks upon a quest in search of the dark truths behind Halruaa's respectable facade. Meanhwile, the magehound Kiva forms deadly alliances in order to exact revenge upon Matteo.
Set before and during the days of the Taelon arrival, the thrilling story of the Resistance's first fallen hero, William Boone, is told.
Johan's city and its inhabitants are slowly dying. The wizard plans to seize a small city near the coast, using its trade routes and wealth to support his home. However, the seacoast town is not without its protectors. Can Hazezon and Jedit team up in time to stop Johan from enslaving their home?
Faith, the strong and willful "shadow-self", a Slayer without a Watcher, is taken a step too far by her impulsiveness, and her irresponsibility eventually pushes her over the edge. Now Buffy has a loose Slayer to beware of.
More than 150 of the exotic aliens, from the banthas to the Wookies, the Anzati to the Yuuzhan Vong.
Sequel to SPECTRE and DARK VICTORY. The alien Preservers, after a billion year absence, are now returning with a host of dark plans. In order to meet this threat, Kirk must come to an understanding with his evil mirror universe duplicate.
Although there is something slightly odd about the concept of definitive trivia, here is still more of it, culled from decades of Star Trek.
After the destruction of the Genesis Planet (seen in the films WRATH OF KHAN and THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK), Starfleet wisely destroyed its information on the project. But now a wave of energy similar to that of the Genesis Device is sweeping over a quadrant of space, creating new landscapes and lifeforms. Picard and his crew must now probe long-buried secrets.
Picard's Enterprise is the first vessel to discover the threat of the Genesis Wave as it sweeps through space rearranging matter on a molecular level. In the path of the mutagenic wave are trillions of souls and hundreds of inhabited planets, including Earth itself.
The Jedi council has entrusted the training of 12-year-old Anakin Skywalker to the young Obi-Wan Kenobi. The two are dispatched to the mysterious planet of Zonama Sekot, secret source of the fastest ships in the galaxy. But others are interested in the secrets of Zonama Sekot.
Kidnapped by outlaws, an elven princess places her faith in her husband and the gods to save her. Lord of a ragtag band, her human captor has no faith in anything but his own keen wits. They forge new definitions of trust and faith and from their love will spring one of Krynn's greatest heroes: Tanis Half-Elven, Hero of the Lance.
Max, Isabel, Michael, Maria and Liz divert from a road trip to Carlsband Caverns to tail a creepy guy into the desert. There they watch him meet a military officer and witness money changing hands. Now they are worried. Does this have to do with Roswell's secrets?
American astronaut John Crichton, catapulted to the other end of the universe, boards Moya, a living starship carrying a mismatched crew of escaping alien prisoners. Pursued by the dreaded Peacekeepers, they flee to a gambling resort planet where they lose the Moya in a game of chance and must take on a number of challenging assignments to discharge their debt and reclaim the ship.
An enormous red dragon leads an attack against the kingdom of Cormyr, leaving the land overrun with goblins and other foul creatures. King Azoun IV must come to the defense of his beloved kingdom and prepare to make the ultimate sacrifice so that his people may live free.
Buffy and Willow are drawn into an intrigue involving a gang initiation and a boy who can apparently walk through fire. Meanwhile, Giles and the Scoobs are on the trail of a stalker, while in LA Angel, Cordelia and Wesley are trapped between a poltergeist and a nest of vampires.
While on a quest for magical treasure, soldier of fortune Norrec Vizharan discovers the ancient armor of Bartuc, the legendary Warlord of Blood. But the armor is cursed, channeling its malevolent power into Norrec's tortured soul. Now, pursued by demons who covet the armor, Norrec must learn the truth about this curse.
A surprise attack in the aftermath of the Dominion War cripples Deep Space 9, killing hundreds and threatening the new peace. Colonel Kira Nerys and the survivors are all who stand against the outbreak of a new war. Elsewehere Picard and the Enterprise crew make a discovery that will affect an entire civilization and the lives of those aboard DS9.
As the Federation plans its strike against the Dominion, Colonel Kira Nerys searches for a way to prevent a galactic holocaust. A newly discovered prophecy propels Jake Sisko on an impossible quest, and threatens to plunge Bajor into chaos.
A group of young and inexperienced adventurers is drawn together in a quest to find a missing prince. Their search leads them into a plot hatched by evil sorcerers, foul murderers, and a she-demon hell-bent on wreaking worldwide havoc.
The best of over 5000 STAR TREK stories written by fans for the annual nationwide contest.
A vision of a young girl in pain leads Angel, Doyle and Cordelia to her, just moments too late. They rush the girl to hospital, and the only clue to what may have happened is an ornate vial, which Doyle recognizes as a container for human souls - and an innocent child's soul is one of the most eagerly sought items on the demonic black market. Can Angel find the girl's soul in time?
For centuries the Crab Clan has protected the empire against the demon armies of the Shadowlands. Now, faced with a showdown against all the other clans in the empire, the Crab Clan abandons its history and allies itself with the very evil it has so long opposed.
When the matriarch of one of Sembia's oldest and most powerful merchant families is duped by an evil wizard into an assassination attempt on her own husband, her family is thrown into turmoil. Once the truth is discovered, she and her husband must struggle to save their family and stop the sorcerer.
Archaeologist Lara Croft's chief technician, the eccentric techno-wizard Bryce, has put together the "toys" that Lara needs to accomplish her tomb raiding. Here they all are, from her trademark gun belt to her custom bike.
Back to the 1940s and Sophie the Vampire Slayer. Sophie has learned that the notorious Spike and Drusilla have managed to seize the Watchers' Council's list of all Slayers-in-waiting and have embarked on a systematic campaign of eliminating those listed.
An adventure featuring Chancellor Valorum and Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn, set just before THE PHANTOM MENACE and exposing the truth behind Valorum's fall from power.
Six months before their ultimate battle against the Borg for the fate of Earth Picard and the Enterprise face a new kind of crisis. A world in turmoil becomes a focal point of conspiracies and betrayal.
The five super-powered operatives return to face a dangerous new enemy, one who has the top secret Gen-formula in his hands - and who plans to use it to gain control of New York City's underworld.
The Elementals were created to be the ultimate soldiers - genetically engineered to be super-humans equipped with power armour. Now they'll soon learn that victory is not always assured.
Slave. Gladiator. Shaman. Warchief. The enigmatic Orc known as Thrall has been all of these. Raised from infancy by cruel human masters who sought to mold him into their perfect pawn, Thrall was driven both by the savagery in his heart and the cunning of his upbringing to break his bondage and to rediscover his heritage.
Once Kirk carried out a dangerous mission to capture a Romulan cloaking device, only to find that the technology he obtained for the sake of peace is being put to sinister purposes. Starfleet's covert operations division has put into motion a plan that could bring the major powers of the galaxy to their knees.
The novelization of the movie based on the game. From the jungles of Cambodia to the frozen wastelands of Siberia, one woman will risk her own life to thwart the Illuminati from gaining control of the last remnant of an ancient civilization and the key to absolute power.