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.
A collection of more than twenty classic fantasy and science fiction stories that influenced the writing of C.S. Lewis: including works by Roger Lancelyn Green, E. Nesbit, Hans Christian Andersen, Charles Dickens, Kenneth Grahame, G. K. Chesterton, and George MacDonald.
Two fallen scholars vie for control over the earliest known tarot deck, and find themselves in a battle with a force beyond their reckoning. A homeless man with an unspeakable gift hides in the shadows from an unknown enemy and wrestles with the riches and horrors that true power bestows. An ancient and mysterious document holds secrets that should never be spoken.
As a mercenary who cleans up after magic gone wrong, Kate Daniels knows how waves of paranormal energy ebb and flow across Atlanta like a tide. But once every seven years, a flare comes, a time when magic runs rampant. When Kate sets out to retrieve a set of stolen maps for the Pack, Atlanta's paramilitary clan of shape shifters, she quickly realizes much more is at stake. The stolen maps are only the opening gambit in an epic tug of war between two gods hoping for rebirth, and if Kate can't stop the cataclysmic showdown, the city may not survive. Recommended.
The Polity Collective is the pinnacle of space-faring civilization. Academic and insightful, its dominion stretches from Earth Central into the unfathomable reaches of the galactic void. But when the Polity finally encounters alien life in the form of massive, hostile, crab-like carnivores known as the Prador, there can be only one outcome - total warfare! Starships clash, planets fall, and space stations are overrun, but for Jebel Krong and Moria Salem, two unlikely heroes trapped at the center of the action, this war is far more than a mere clash of cultures, far more than technology versus brute force... this war is personal.
A low-stakes con artist and killer poker player, Griffen "Grifter" McCandles graduated college fully expecting his wealthy family to have a job waiting for him. Instead, his mysterious uncle reveals a family secret: Griffen and his sister, Valerie, are actually dragons. Unwilling to let Uncle Mal take him under his wing, so to speak, Griffen heads to New Orleans with Valerie to make a living the only way he knows how. And even the criminal underworld of the French Quarter will heat up when Griffen lands in town.
Dark family secrets swirl as the Woprud family ponders an offer from a US corporation for their wildly successful board and computer game known as Empire. Young renegade Alban, who has been evading the family tentacles for years, is persuaded to attend a gathering at Garbadale, the family's highland castle, where he is drawn into a disconcerting confrontation with his past. What drove his mother to take her own life? And is he over Sophie, his bewitching cousin and teenage love?
As a highly trained Special Ops soldier, Sasha and her team are an elite group of individuals who are survivors of werewolf attacks, now trained to be loyal only to each other and their government. But when she returns from a solo mission, she finds that her team has mysteriously gone missing. Shocking government conspiracies, double-dealing vampires, and a host of stunning revelations about who - and what - she really is are only just the beginning.
The War on Terror has reached a deadly stalemate. The FBI has been dispatched to deal with a new menace, a plague targeted to ethnic groups and that bears the potential to wipe out entire populations. But the FBI itself is under political assault. There's a good chance that agents William Griffin, Fouad Al-Husam, and Jane Rowland will be part of the last class at Quantico. As the young agents hunt a brilliant homegrown terrorist, they join forces with veteran bio-terror expert Rebecca Rose. But the plot they uncover - and the man they chase - prove far more complex than anyone expects.
Victor Zacharias and his family ply the Asteroid Belt running an ore carrier. When they stumble into a military attack on a habitat, Victor escapes in a pod to draw off attack on his family. In this way he and his family become involved in the struggles and ongoing effects produced by the discovery of an alien artifact.
The 43rd Nebula anthology from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America includes award winning stories from Jack McDevitt, James Patrick Kelly, Peter S.Beagle, Elizabeth Hand, and more.
Issel has an ability to manipulate water - which he will use to free his people. He finds an ally in Jendre, the daughter of a general in Maras's army, and a woman with her own vendetta against the regime. Her sister is held captive, along with others whose life essences power the magical bridge between her land and Sund. Her plan: to help Issel enter the palace and break the spell.
In the years since the last Slug War, Jason's command style hasn't made him any friends in the Army. Now, in an effort to keep him out of trouble, the Army has sent Jason to the vast, Earth-orbiting resort called New Moon. At the core of this enormous space station is a starship, a relic from the last war. When a test run of the ship goes wrong, Jason, along with a handful of others, will be torn from orbit and thrust into space. Now, stranded on an alien planet, Jason realizes that not only are his friends looking to him for rescue, but an entire planet sees him as their only hope.
Nobody's tried to kill Harry Dresden for almost a year, and his life finally seems to be calming down. For once, the future looks fairly bright. But the past casts one hell of a long shadow. An old bargain has placed Harry in debt to Mab, monarch of the Winter Court of the Sidhe, the Queen of Air and Darkness - and she's calling in her marker. It's a small favour he can't refuse, one that will trap Harry Dresden between a nightmarish foe and an equally deadly ally, and one that will strain his skills and loyalties to their very limit.
24 stories, each featuring Card's own introduction for each story. You also get his commentary on his life and work.
Cassandra Palmer may be the world's chief clairvoyant, but she's still magically bound to a master vampire. Only an ancient book called the Codex Merlini possesses the incantation to free Cassie-but harnessing its limitless power could endanger the world.
17 tales of spells gone awry.from such authors as Kristine Smith, John Zakour, Jim C. Hines, and others.
On the eve of the marriage, Betsy Taylor's fiance, Vampire King Eric Sinclair, goes missing - along with most of her friends and loved ones.
Cardinal Borja is gathering votes to bring the Church's reformers to a halt in their tracks, on the orders of the King of Spain. Meanwhile shadowy agitators are stirring up trouble. Spain's armies are massed across the border in the Kingdom of Naples and Cardinal Barberini wants the pamphleteers to stop slandering him. It looks like it's going to be a long, hot summer.
Jackson and his team of 16 space commandos are charged with security for Earth's mission to a summit meeting with the three alien empires vying for control of the galaxy. But when they are called away to respond to a distress call, the ship carrying the mission goes missing.
A collection of his stories.
The source of corruption of the Guardians is still a mystery to the mortals who fight to withstand the forces that have turned against them. And when three new Guardians emerge, a struggle begins among the immortals, with nothing less at stake than the future of the land and its gods.
Pug and the Conclave of Shadows, traveling undercover among the bloodthirsty and ruthless Dasati, have encountered Bek, a disturbing young stranger whose secrets may prove more important than Pug knows. Back in Midkemia, as the young warriors Tad, Zane, and their friends protect the Kingdom from raiders, Miranda finds herself a prisoner of the Dasati, and, even more ominously, of Pug's nemesis, the evil sorcerer Leso Varen.
The Shadow Year is marked by strange events for a Long Island sixth grader: a classmate disappears; a man in a white car appears; a peeping tom prowls the neighbourhood; the school librarian goes crazy. The boy and his brother, Jim, keep track of these events in "Botch Town", a neighbourhood of cardboard houses and clay figures they build in their basement. Then the brothers realize that their younger sister, Mary, is secretly rearranging the clay figures - changes soon reflected in actual events. With Mary's help, the boys investigate the disappearance of a neighbour boy and make a discovery that will cast a dark shadow across their lives.
Though the Domains are governed with an iron fist by the Warlords, there exist wilder elements to the landscape which they cannot control. Some are spirits of place, of water and air and fire and earth. Some are greater than these. And some are human. Bramble: a village girl, whom no-one living can tame ... forced to flee from her home for a crime she did not commit. Ash: apprentice to a safeguarder, forced to kill for an employer he cannot escape. Saker: an enchanter, who will not rest until the land is returned to his people.
Four times the Empire's armies have invaded, and four times they've been sent home with tails between their legs. Now they're sending their best legions north. Only with a return to the grand alliance of Kingdoms, Vales and Ladies of the Order can Harald and young James of Kaerlia defeat them, but unfortunately they're already at each other's throats.
The coastal California town of Big Rock is facing a small crisis. A corpse gets up and walks out of a hospital morgue. Moments later a policeman is partially eaten outside of the same hospital. But why? And why eat only part of the policeman? Sheriff Arlin Hurley is driven to learn the truth and soon learns he has an epidemic on his hand - a sexually transmitted disease that turns its victims into werewolves. Hurley knows that there is no way now to stop the nightmare that has consumed his town -- he simply does not have the budget for the all the overtime it would require.
Forces struggle to control the succession to Edward VI. Northumberland wants neither Mary nor Elizabeth, but the evil elf-lord Vidal Dhu (a name omitted from many of our texts) succeeds in making Mary Queen. To make sure that Elizabeth would never reign, Mary orders her to marry and bear a child to be the Catholic heir. And Vidal Dhu, determined to subdue all of Britain, has some very special plans of his own for that child.
A war rages in the lands beyond the Veil. And in this realm where myths and legends live, a powerful faction wants to seal the lands beyond the Veil off from the human world. Standing in its way are Oliver Bascombe and his sister - born of a union between a legendary woman and a mortal man. In their blood lies the ability to tear down the Veil forever, enabling the Lost Ones, including Oliver's own fiancee, to return home. But is humanity ready to face all its legends head-on?
Gull is an oracle. Daughter of a slave taken from fallen Troy, chosen at the age of seven to be the voice of the Lady of the Dead, it is her destiny to counsel kings. From the doomed bastions of the City of Pirates to the temples of Byblos, from the intrigues of the Egyptian court to the haunted caves beneath Mount Vesuvius, only Gull can guide Prince Aeneas on his quest, and only she can dare the gates of the Underworld itself to lead him to his destiny.
One mystery remains hidden to the technology that has transformed the future. What is it that hides within the Void - the area of space from which amazing dreams are being projected, allowing people to experience a reality never before imagined? In the world of JUDAS UNCHAINED.
A hot heroine who's got everything a modern New York woman could desire: high fashion, cool friends, and men dying to date her - thanks to her job as a sensual, supernatural, soul-collector for Satan!
Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse must contend with a long-planned vampire summit, a tense situation. The vampire queen of Louisiana is in a precarious position, after the hurricane damage to New Orleans. And there are some vamps who'd like to finish what nature started. Sookie must decide which side she'll stand with.
Judas Coyne buys a ghost off the Internet. And the black heart-shaped box delivered to his door does, indeed, contain the restless soul of Craddock McDermott. Craddock, as fate would have it, is the stepfather of a suicidal girl that Jude had loved and abandoned. And Craddock has a score to settle. Recommended.
The redevelopment of the planet Cyrene has hit a snag: humans are disappearing. The Interworld Restructuring Corporation sends Myles Callen, a ruthless "Facilitator". Also with the mission is Marc Shearer, a young quantum physicist who has come in search of a friend. Arriving on Cyrene Marc embarks on a journey that will change Cyrene - and Earth itself.
Two orphans are on the run. Molly Templar is just apprenticed to a brothel when she witnesses an attack that leaves her fellow orphans butchered. Oliver Brooks is framed for a relative's murder and flees for his life. He is chased across the country, accompanied by Harry Stave, an agent of the Court of the Air, a shadowy organization that maintains order independently of the state.
Hayley is packed off to live with her aunts in Ireland. There she is introduced to 'the game' which involves adventures in the forbidden 'mythosphere'. And here is where Hayley learns the truth about her family.
The poetry of one of the world's most respected writers of fantasy, the author of THE SARANTINE MOSAIC and TIGANA, has been gathered and selected for publication.
Final volume. With her empire engulfed in war and the Briar King dead, Anne Dare struggles against both physical and magical opposition to exert her control.
To find the solace she seeks, Niki Ky must return to the house on the side of Red Mountain in Birmingham, Alabama, to finish what her lover Spyder Baxter (of SILK) started. Her odyssey will take her places no human was meant to travel, and she will face creatures no human should ever have to face.
A motherless American girl living in Europe finds a medieval book and packet of letters that send her on a quest across Europe and into the past. What does the legend of Vlad the Impaler, the historical Dracula, have to do with the death of her father's friend, a history professor? Is it possible that Dracula has lived on? Recommended.
In the 22nd century European deathbed demographics have turned the continent over to Islam. Atheism is no more. Homosexuals are hanged, stoned or crucified. Petra is a German girl sold into prostitution as a slave at the age of nine to pay her family's yizya. She dreams of escape, and because she knows how to read, she's read her grandmother's diary detailing the fall of European civilization. She's read of a place across the sea: America.
Lavinia grows up knowing nothing but peace and freedom, until suitors come. Her mother wants her to marry handsome, ambitious Turnus. But omens and prophecies spoken by the sacred springs say she must marry a foreigner - that she will be the cause of a bitter war - and that her husband will not live long. When a fleet of Trojan ships sails up the Tiber, Lavinia decides to make her own destiny, and she tells us what Vergil did not: the story of her life, and of the love of her life.
Authors include: Michael Moorcock, Karl Schroeder, Robert Reed, Kay Kenyon, David Louis Edelman, Peter Watts, Paul Di Filippo, Chris Roberson, Dan Abnett, Dominic Green, Brenda Cooper, Neal Asher and Mary Robinette Kowal.
A collection of his stories, including a number that were adapted for television and featuring "Button, Button," soon to be a major motion picture.
The selkie twins Ronan and Murell have been imprisoned. The Company wants them as workers and an unscrupulous scientist wants to study their curious shape-changing ability. Meanwhile, the Company is making another attempt to take over the world of Petaybee for its resources, and the twins' parents Yana and Sean, must fight for the independence of the sentient world once and for all.
Lazar's position as Spur of Percheron is in jeopardy after his protector, the Zar, dies. The 15 year old heir is dominated by his mother, the ambitious Herezah. But her plans to rule Percheron through her son are challenged by Ana, a beautiful new odalisque of the harem who captures Lazar's heart. ____Meaney, John. DARK BLOOD. Gollancz, 24.95 tp [UK ed]. Donal Riordan is an undead detective, about to investigate who is behind a plot to ensorcel the entire population of Tristopolis.
In a family torn apart by poverty and violence, Hekat is no more than an unwanted mouth to feed, worth only a few coins from a passing slave trader. But Hekat was not born to be a slave. For her, a different path has been chosen. It is a path that will take her from stinking back alleys to the house of her God, from blood-drenched battlefields to the glittering palaces of Mijak. This is the story of Hekat, precious and beautiful.
Mustafa Mohammed, the only 9/11 terrorist to miss his flight, breaks out of a top security penitentiary and releases a toxic virus that starts wiping out the population. Remo and Chiun are dispatched to deal with this situation, but find the challenge more formidable than usual - they learn that Death himself, hell-bent on eliminating mankind, is behind Mustafa.
After a Thraik attack decimates her family, the village takes control of her farm's assets and arranges a marriage for her. She assumes the guise of her brother Teldo and plans to accept Teldo's position as an apprentice to a great wizard. But she soon finds that the rest of the world isn't very welcoming to halflings. And that she is surrounded by fantastic dangers that are more than a match for a wizard's apprentice.
Two book omnibus. In the golden, glory days of pulp, the Spider was a masked crime fighter who was as adept in battling armies of giant robots as he was in suppressing flocks of thousands of poison-fanged vampire bats and the criminal mastermind who controls them.
After finding out that she is the lost princess of Roumania and the mythical White Tyger, Miranda's fate is still uncertain. The ghosts of her enemies cluster about her, the insane spirit of the Baroness takes possession of her body for a time, and demons released by her mother are abroad. And through it all her heart calls out to Peter, away with the army, whom she has come to love, and her best friend Andromeda, sworn to help her and protect her. There are no easy answers; it all looks impossible. Any hope may lie in the hidden world of spirits, where death is but an inconvenience.
Classic space opera. After his newlywed wife is murdered, Lucas Trask launches himself on a quest for vengeance, becoming a Space Viking in the process.
Marla Mason, chief sorcerer of Felport, has become the target of a renegade assassin who specializes in killing his victims over days, months, or even years. But meanwhile an inmate has escaped from the Blackwing Institute for criminally insane sorcerers - a troubled psychic who can literally reweave the fabric of reality to match her own traumatic past. With her wisecracking partner Rondeau reluctantly in tow, Marla teams up with a "love-talker" to search the rapidly transforming streets of Felport for a woman who's become the Typhoid Mary of nightmares, infecting everything - and everyone - she touches with a chaos worse than death itself.
The Chathrand, the greatest ship ever built, has been dispatched by the Emperor on a mission of peace, with 700 souls aboard - ambassador, spy master, sadistic captain and assassins included. But there is treachery afoot...
Mike Harmon, along with his company of elite mountain fighters, is sent on a mission to stop an advanced smallpox plague from being turned over to terrorists. But that will only be the beginning as the Kildar and his Keldara rush to stop a host of WMD attacks, coordinated to take out the very heartland of terrorism's enemies. It's a battle for culture, and this time the terrorists aren't aiming at just one building.
Kvothe is a magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen. From a childhood in a troupe of traveling players he goes on to become a near-feral orphan in a crime-ridden city. After launching a brazen but successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic he will end as a fugitive, on the run after a king is murdered. Recommended.
An escalating rivalry with a powerful member of the nobility forces Kvothe to leave the University. Adrift, penniless, and alone, he travels to Vintas, where he becomes entangled in the politics of courtly society. All the while Kvothe searches for answers attempting to uncover the truth about the myusterious Amyr, and the death of his parents. Traveling into the Fae realm he meets Felurian, the faerie woman no man can resist and who no man has ever survived. Under her tutelage, Kvothe learns much about true magic and the ways of women.
Former vampire hunter Michael Quinn, now a vampire, has only one hope of escape from this nightmare - a long-lost artifact that once every millennium will grant one wish to its possessor. This would be a slim hope indeed if it weren't for the fact the wish for this millenium has not yet been used and for the fact that Quinn has a map showing the artefact's location. However, it is a slimmer hope than he knows. A demon has sent Janie Parker to follow him to the artefact, kill him, and take the treasure. But those odds will improve, slightly, when Janie realizes that this vampire was once the man she's had a crush on since she was twelve years old.
Room 59 agent Alex Tempest has a degenerative illness that may end his career as a field operative. Still, he accepts one final mission to destroy a Chinese research facility that has built a biolgical weapon. But when Alex is captured, his personal and professional worlds collide in a last, desperate gamble to avoid unstoppable death.
A microbial apocalypse called Black Ep has wiped humanity from the globe. Six individuals have survived and are committed to rebuilding a peaceful cvilization. Soon two different societies begin to evolve with differing visions of a new world when a mutated strain of BLack Ep returns.
All his life, Jonah Gray Wolf has had an uncanny connection to animals and the power to heal the sick and wounded. He's become a drifter, hunted by those who wish to harness his gift for profit. In West Virginia he finds Luce, a tough but beautiful loner who knows all about keeping people at a distance - a kindred soul with whom he might dare to make a life. But the hunters have caught Jonah's scent again. Danger is coming to their mountain refuge - a confrontation that will be decided only by a force of nature.
A halt in oil production strands civilian engineer Andy Sutherland in Iraq, determined to make his way back to his family. As the world devolves into darkness and chaos, Andy begins to realize that there is a plan behind this apocalypse - and that someone is after him - or his family - for what he knows.
In a far future Europe, following a four-thousand-year Dark Age of which man has little record or memory, an enigmatic scroll is found in a train car that has lain buried deep within the Scandinavian snow and ice since the cataclysmic end of the First Age. The document, which contains a cryptic message meant for the world before it died, finds its way into the hands of a young man who is destined to journey across the continent seeking its translation.
2288: Galileo, Europe's first starship, is launched to investigate an unidentified object, code-named Spindrift, which is traveling outside our solar system. The Galileo disappears soon after. 2344: The Galileo's shuttle returns to Earth carrying three survivors who haven't aged. Director General John Shillinglaw must try to find the truth in the survivors' stories of the apocalyptic alien conflict in which they had become enmeshed.
Expelled from the Union Astronautica space fleet and facing charges of grand theft, Jules Truffant agrees to sign up as a shuttle pilot aboard the freighter Pride of Cucamonga in exchange for amnesty. After botching Pride's mission to Rho Corenae, Jules must make amends with the aliens and take part in an alien voyage across the galaxy to place a probe squarely in the path of a black hole as it plows through an inhabited star system.
Over a decade ago Earth's Colonial Forces battled in a bloody war against the blue-skinned Ha Jiin people. Now, the hard-won peace is about to crumble as the work of an Earth-owned biotech corporation goes disastrously wrong. It's up to Jeremy Stake to uncover the truth behind mysterious events, and prevent a new war from beginning.
Christopher Tolkien assembles from his father's manuscripts, without editorial intervention, the tale of Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, the war he waged against the lands and secret cities of the Elves, and how he, through the dragon Glaurung, laid his curse on Turin and his sister Nienor.
The Eqbas have landed on Earth, bringing justice, change, hope to some - and death to many. They will punish the gethes who caused the near destruction of an ocean-dwelling race in the distant Cavanagh's Star system and do what they can to salvage this environmentally ravaged planet, even though it may annihilate billions of humans.
A narrow gap has opened in the Glacier - always believed to be an endless and impregnable wall of ice. Perhaps the road to the legendary Golden Shrine is open. Who could resist the urge to go see? For Count Hamnet and his several companions, the glacier has always been the boundary of the world. Now they'll be travelling beyond it into a world that's bigger than anyone knew.
Since rejoining the Pride, I've made big decisions and even bigger mistakes: the kind paid for with innocent lives. As the first and only female enforcer, I have plenty to prove to my father, the Pride and myself. And with murdered toms turning up in our territory, I'm working harder than ever. But not all my mistakes are behind me. We're beginning to suspect that the dead are connected to a rash of missing human women and that they can all be laid at my feet - two or four, take your pick.
A collection of twelve new and unpublished writings on war and peace. Imbued with Vonnegut's trademark rueful humour, the pieces range from a visceral nonfiction recollection of the destruction of Dresden during World War II to a painfully funny short story about three Army privates and their fantasies of the perfect first meal upon returning home from war, to a darker, more poignant story about the impossibility of shielding our children from the temptations of violence. Also included are Vonnegut's last speech as well as an assortment of his artwork, and an introduction by the author's son, Mark Vonnegut.
Mirror twins Seth and Hadrian Castillo, separated at death, discover an unsuspected reality hidden for millenia in myth and legend.
Omnibus edition of the first two Zach Johnson novels: THE PLUTONIUM BLONDE and THE DOOMSDAY BRUNETTE.
The Hastinapura Empire has ruled the world of Isavalta for 500 years and is now threatened by the capricious ruler Emperor Chandra. Chandra's actions distress Samudra, his young brother who is entrusted with one last order of taking Princess Natharie to neighbouring Sindhu as a political trophy. Natharie is appalled by the power and brazeness of Samudra and realizes that war is ever nearer.
Val and his stalwart companions have braved many dangers and fought many battles in their search for the elusive totem, but now it looks as if their quest may be at an end - and a great victory shimmers on the horizon. But not all images are real. Is the Lightstone within Val's grasp or has he embarked upon a road too horrible to conceive?
Val knows that he alone must protect the Lightstone, but he is not sure he is strong enough to follow the path of righteousness. He wonders who he can trust to help him as he encounters treasonous plots and betrayal by those closest to him, evidence of Morjin's power to destroy him and take back the sacred vessel.
Battle rages across the North, peasants revolt, and nobles spat among themselves for a chance to snatch the crown from the dying King of the Union. Old warriors finger their scabbards and the First of the Magi contemplates breaking the First Law.
A missing villager in Northern Siberia is blamed on the ghost of a fallen goddess. Archaeologist Annja Creed finds that the truth behind the disappearance is far more horrifying than that.
Riley Jenson hunts a killer whose victims are high-society strumpets - and the rich and powerful men they've dated. But for Riley, the case takes a chilling turn when a second killer starts trailing mutilated bodies of his own: a crazed young vamp choosing victims from a past marked by tragedy. Riley knows she's got the skill and cunning to catch two serial killers at once...until one of them strikes inside her own tight-knit clan.
During a war between two planets, each occupied by adapted humans, a large, strange object is found. A female research scientist who is investigating becomes pregnant, gives birth to quadruplets, and then commits suicide. By the end of the war one of the planets is devastated by hilldiggers, giant space dreadnoughts with weapons capable of creating mountain ranges. The quads have now grown up and assumed positions of power. One of them will eventually gain control of the hilldiggers.
The Polity is under attack from Erebus, a melded AI entity, but the AI doesn't seem particurly ept. When its wormships kill millions on a lowtech world of little tactical importance, agent Ian Cormac is sent to investigate. He begins to suspect that the Erebus's attacks are not as indiscriminate as they might first appear.
The Cerebus warriors must somehow stop an intelligent virus that is scything through human hosts like locusts, turning them into discarded vessels of feeding energy for disembodied monsters.
Tom's career is stalled and he's reduced to teaching bored grad students when his friend Neil shows up. Neil has been employing neurology for the US government, cracking the minds of terrorists. But now Neil is going into business for himself. Obsessed with the fact that he can control the human brain he sets out to destroy everyone connected to Tom. It's only when he gets close to his ultimate target that the full horror of his plan is revealed.
Rumours abound, ill omens have been seen, and a priest of the One God has had a vision. The rawgr - hideous, powerful creatures of which there were but few - have reappeared and, from their far northern outpost, threaten to wreak vengeance on the descendants of the Peladanes who sacked their fortress centuries before.
When Gabriel, the leader of the Baltimore Guardians, mysteriously disappears, killer vampire Drake finds himself in charge of a small band of inexperienced fledgling vampires. When someone begins killing the members of the European vampire delegation that has come to Baltimore looking for Gabriel, Drake is the only suspect.
Sara's grandmother's will stipulates her family must live in her forest house for a year. Her 12-year-old brother Ben is almost killed by her grandmother's ex-lover, now a wild man living in the woods like a beast. Because of that, a spirit named Esther shows up and takes Sara away to teach her inner peace. A three-legged bloodhound named Matthias leads the hunt for Sara.
Newly married Fawn and Dag, a seasoned Lakewalker soldier-sorcerer, move from Fawn's family farm to settle in Dag's Lakewalker home at Hickory Lake Camp. Their arrival is greeted with prejudice and suspicion by many in the camp, some even urging permanent exile for Dag. Dag is called away by a magically malicious attack on an unprotected farmer town. What is discovered there will change both Dag and his new bride, and alter the uneasy relationship between farmers and Lakewalkers - and offer a glimmer of hope for the future.
Fawn, a young farm girl, and Dag, a seasoned Lakewalker soldier-sorcerer, travel downstream on a flatboat to a sea and encounter a new world of hazards both human and uncanny - and a new understanding of the bonds between themselves and their kinfolk.
Most of the chains that suspend the city of Deepgate have given way and its temple dangles upside down over the abyss. Held captive there by the victorious Spine are the young angel Dill and traitor assassin Rachel Hael. They await their fate as ghosts rise through the abyss from the open gate of Hell.
Though the whole realm would recoil from any alliance between Sidonie, heir to the throne, and Imriel, who bears the stigma of his mother's misdeeds and betrayals they embark on an intense, secret affair. Yet when duty calls, Imriel honours his role as a member of the royal family by leaving to marry a lovely, if merely sweet, Alban princess. Then, when dark powers in Alba, who fear an invasion by Terre d'Ange, seek to use the lovers' passion to bind Imriel, the gods themselves take notice.
Hugo and Nebula nominee. After World War II Alaska is chosen as the homeland for the Jews. In Yiddish-speaking "Alyeska" Orthodox gangs roam the streets of Sitka, where Detective Meyer Landsman discovers the corpse of a heroin-addled chess prodigy. Despite protests from Berko, his half-Tlingit, half-Jewish partner, Meyer is determined to unsnarl the meaning behind the murder, even if that means surrendering his badge and his dignity to the chief of Sitka's homicide unit - his ex-wife, Bina.
Jack Churchill has returned to the modern world to find it in the grip of a terrible, dark force: to shatter the spell he must find two people among the world's billions. Ancient powers stir as the old gods return to stake their claims.
Garrett's newest visitors are a pack of lovelies led by his main squeeze Tinnie Tate and her friend, Alyx Weider, the spoiled daughter of the largest brewer in town. Her father needs Garrett's help - his workers are being attacked by everything from giant insects to ghosts. Garrett takes the case. After all, working for the Weiders means free beer. But it also means serious danger.
The United States is now a lawless wasteland. The machines have stopped, government collapsed and farmlands lie fallow, their soil contaminated by toxins. Hoping for passage on a ship to Europe, Franklin and Margaret meet and join forces on their way through the ruins of old America. Confronted by bandits rounding up men for slavery, finding refuge in a community that makes bizarre damands on those they shelter, they find their wariness of each other replaced by deep trust and intimacy.
Never-before-published stories about wizards by Neil Gaiman, Eoin Colfer, Garth Nix, and a magical lineup of writers.
Though his memory has been wiped, and his history fabricated in order to pass through UniWorld's checkpoints, Sergei Diego Plotkin knows his name. And he knows his mission: to murder a man in the city of Grand Junction, home to a private launching pad to the orbital Ring. As his identity and mission incrementally resurface in his conscious mind, Plotkin will discover that he has come here not just to kill but to be born.
A collection of sixteen all-new short stories. Includes slyly twisted alternate histories, fractured fairy tales, topical science fiction, and edgy urban fantasy. Writers include William Gibson, Stephen King, and Ursula K. Le Guin among others.
A young Indian brave named Broadway Danny Rose embarks upon a quest across the desolate planet Earth to find the mysterious Valley of Day-Glo, where plants and animals and large bodies of water are rumoured to still exist, and where, according to legend, "death becomes life."
Young Bruce Stevens drives from Boise to San Francisco, to Reno, to Pocatello, to Seattle, and back to Boise in search of a good deal on some wholesale typewriters. He falls under the spell of an attractive older woman (who used to be his school teacher) and Milton Lumky, a middle-aged paper salesman whose territory is the Northwest. And then Bruce and the others slowly sink into the whirlpool of his immature personal obsessions and misperceptions.
17 year old Marcus has no trouble outwitting his high school's intrusive but clumsy surveillance systems. But he is in the wrong place at the wrong time in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco. The Department of Homeland Security collect Marcus and his crew and interrogate them for days in a secret prison. Upon release they find the city has become a police state where every citizen is treated like a potential terrorist. Marcus knows that no one will believe his story, which leaves him only one option: to take down the DHS himself.
A routine hanging goes wrong and a murderer somehow survives the noose. The man hastily concludes from this that he is immortal - that he is, in fact, Cayal the Immortal Prince. The King's Spymaster, unaccountably dubious, sends Arkady Desean, an expert in legends, to establish the facts. She, however, soon finds herself believing the man.
On the border Fardohnya has massed its troops for an invasion, and Marla's eldest son, Damin Wolfblade, heir to the throne of Hythria, finds his ability to fight back is thwarted by tradition, politics, and the foolishness of the High Prince. Back in Krakandar Mahkas Damaran awaits news of the battle and has sealed the city against Damin's return. With the city on the brink of starvation, it seems only theft on an unprecedented scale can free Krakandar from Mahkas's madness and tyranny.
Captain Mark Stephens was overseeing the change of shifts at the state of Illinois' maximum-security prison when the world outside was suddenly ripped. Something had thrown the prison back in time millions of years. Death walked outside the walls, human savagery was planning to break loose inside, and Stephens and the other men and women of the prison's staff were trapped in the middle.
The best sf stories that have appeared in the online magazine, "Jim Baen's Universe". Mike Resnick and Gene Wolfe are on board, and so are best-selling writers David Drake, Gregory Benford, Esther Friesner and more.
New stories - including a new story by Flint himself - return us to one of the most popular series in alternate history sf. Also included are articles exploring the technical problems the time-lost Americans face, including the centrality of iron to the industrial revolution, the problems of mechanizing agriculture in the 17th century, and the type of weapons which the Americans can mass-produce.
In the near-future Indian metropolis of Sagramanda a scientist named Taneer has absconded with secret project code that belongs to his employer, a multinational corporation. It will be very difficult for him to stay alive long enough to reap any reward from this action.
Finished by Gemmell's wife after his death. Ailing and bitter, the Trojan King's hopes are pinned on his favourite son Hektor, and the dread Heilkaon, who will wreak terrible vengeance for the death of his wife at Mykene hands. As darkness falls on the Great Green and warriors are filled with bloodlust, the battle begins.
Wren Valere realizes that it is now time for the Cosa to take the war to their enemy. Then, when what has stolen has been Retrieved, the war will be ended once and for all.
In northern Russia after a devastating earthquake, paramortal psychologist and Marine Special Forces operative Gillian Key helps break up a ring of child traffickers preying on newly orphaned children. But away from Count Aleksei Rachlav, the irresistible vampire she left behind, Gillian is vulnerable to the Dark Prince himself - Dracula - who would like nothing more than to use her as a pawn in his escalating war with Rachlav.
Sven Tveskoeg is back. Antisocial, antihero, anti-you-name-it, a one-man killing spree whose best friend is an intelligent handgun with a bad attitude and whose worst enemy is, well, just about everybody else. These are qualities that would doom a man to prison or worse in any decent society. Luckily, Sven doesn't live in a decent society.
It is forbidden to speak of The Harlequin unless you've been contacted. And to be contacted by the Harlequin is to be under a sentence of death. Anita will need to garner all the support she can muster - Master Vampire Jean-Claude, alpha-werewolf Richard, shapeshifters Nathaniel and Micah, Edward - oh, the list goes on and on.
Juno grew up on a planet whose economy had collapsed, but was only one of the many who lived in despair. Once he was a young cop in the police department of the capital city of Koba. That was before he started taking bribes from Koba's powerful organized crime syndicate. Yet despite his past sins, some small part of him has not given up hope. So he risks his life, his marriage and his job to expose a cabal that would enslave the planet for its own profit. But he's got more pressing problems, when he's confronted with a dead man, a short-list of leads, and the obligatory question: who done it?
After Hurricane Katrina and the manmade explosion at the vampire summit, cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse tries to cope with the fact that her boyfriend Quinn has gone missing. Whether the weres and vamps of her corner of Louisiana like it or not, things are changing, and Sookie - Friend to the Pack and blood-bonded to Eric Northman, leader of the local vampire community - is caught up in the changes. When the fur has finished flying and the cold blood finished flowing, her world will be forever altered.
Connie takes a Voodoo-powered trip to Hell to make sure her daughter is okay down there and to see if she can make her ex-husband's afterlife any more miserable. When she comes back she'll become a Slayer and kill all her vampire friends, including Vampire Jack. The vampires get together and decide Jack will have to launch a preemptive strike. No one's exactly happy about all of this, but this Slaying thing has just gotten way out of hand.
Kyrie Smith tries to hide the fact that occasionally, involuntarily, she shapesifts into a savage black panther. She moves from town to town until one day, waitressing at a cheap diner, she finds a blood-splattered dragon crouching over a mangled human corpse. Then it shapeshifts back into her co-worker Tom.
Elven prince Dar has called upon his allies, the dwarven folk of the Northern mountains and the human men of Deverry in the East, to take arms against their mutual enemy, the fanatical Horsekin, whose imminent invasion of the Westlands will place the entire realm in danger.
14th and concluding volume in the DEVERRY series. As the Horsekin push their religious crusade ever closer, the humans of Deverry and their elven allies realize that the Northlands are critical to their survival. Only the magic of Dallandra and Valandario and the might of the powerful dragons Arzosah and Rori can reveal the secret that may prevent the conquest of the Northlands.
Haunted by dreams of an all-encompassing red tide, Odd is pulled inexorably to the sea, to a small California coastal town where nothing is as it seems. Now the forces arrayed against him have both official sanction and an infinitely more sinister authority...and in this dark night of the soul dawn will come only after the most shattering revelations of all.
Young adult. On New Earth society is governed and conflicts resolved in the arena of a fantasy computer game, Epic. Teenage Erik dares to subvert the rules of Epic and he and his friends must face the Committee. If they win they may have the key to destroying the Committee's tyranny. But if they lose...
In a clockwork solar system the planets move in a vast system of gears around the lamp of the Sun. It is a universe where the hand of the Creator is visible to anyone who simply looks up into the sky, and sees the track of the heavens, the wheels of the Moon, and the great Equatorial gears of the Earth itself. And under these skies a young clockmaker's apprentice is visited by the Archangel Gabriel and told that he must take the Key Perilous and rewind the Mainspring of the Earth. It is running down, and disaster to the planet will ensue if it's not rewound. From innocence and ignorance to power and self-knowledge, the young man will make the long and perilous journey to the South Polar Axis, to fulfill the commandment of his God. Recommended.
A grim wanderer arrives in Noreeela with an ancient parchment whose arcane glyphs hint at a realm beyond the end of the world - and at something amazing sleeping there. Voyagers Nomi Hyden and Ramus Rheel are brought together - and then driven apart - as they make the epic journey across the forbidden boundary.
19 all-new stories on the theme of war, from the perspective of everyone from human to alien, pixie to toy. Rusch, Freer, Nye, Josepha Sherman, Laura Resnick, Dean Wesley Smith and more.
Anton, an Other on the side of Light, is a night-watchman, patrolling the streets and Metro of Moscow. He comes across a young woman Svetlana and a boy, Igor - a young Other - under a curse that threatens the whole city. With his partner Olga, an Other in the form of an Owl, he struggles to remove the curse. Recommended.
Every year the residents of Pine Deep, Pennsylvania, host the Halloween Festival, drawing tourists from across the country. This year the visitors are in for a treat: the King of the Dead has risen in Pine Deep and fancies he'd enjoy a good bloodfest.
Canadian author. With thousands dead after the Triskelian massacre, Eli and Sabine flee with the survivors. Days later Seth is rescued from the rubble and discovers that people think the ambush was his fault - and he goes into exile. As the devastated Triskelian survivors recuperate at a safe mountain retreat, Seth finds his way to the wretched city of Triban and begins amassing an army of orphan and street children. When the time is right, and difficult decisions made, he and his child soldiers will fight the war to topple the Keys once and for all.
Sabine is grateful at first for Seth's army of boy soldiers and his apparent allegiance with the rebels, but as casualties grow she begins to question his intentions. Eli is tasked with escorting child refugees away from the front lines and along the way he comes up with a peaceful strategy. But when the storm abates who will go on to lead the new world?
Gabriel Tauhou, wyvern of the silver dragons, has found the one woman who can withstand his fire. Too bad May Northcott is already bound to a demon lord. But when the demon orders May to steal one of Gabriel's treasures - an immensely important relic of all dragonkin - Gabrile has to decide which to protect - his love or his dragons.
[CANADIAN AUTHOR]. Dr. Cameron Conrad has learned that the alien phenomenon known as the Moon Towers was designed to accelerate the sun's lifespan and turn it into a red giant. With Earth on the brink of destruction, Conrad needs to find a way to convince the aliens that humanity is worth saving.
Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind. Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of the man Melanie loves-Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she's never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love.
Rahl, a young apprentice scrivener on the island of Recluce, likes life to work out in his favour. To make sure things go his way, he uses a small amount of order magic in opportunistic moments. This gets him banished to Hamor, where his learning continues under dangerous circumstances. During Rahl's exile in Hamor, working in the Ordermage Council's import and export business, his powers increase - and so does the amount of trouble he can get into.
Belinda is the illegitimate daughter of Queen Lorraine, trained from childhood in the covert art of assassination. Fluent in languages and cold-blooded enough to take lives when she must, Belinda can take on any persona to infiltrate the inner circles of her mother's enemies. But then she discovers her birthright has gifted her with magical powers her mother never knew - powers that enable her to attract the love of Prince Javier, whose throne her mother both fears and desires. And for the first time Belinda wonders whether she wants to seize power of her own.
It is a godless world. An uneasy truce exists between the human clans and the ancient races. But now the clan of the Black Road moves south, and their arrival will herald a new age of war and chaos. Behind it all seems to be one man, Aeglyss, whose desire for power will only be sated when he has achieved his ultimate goal: immortality.
Geralt de Riv is a witcher, a man whose own magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. But he is no ordinary murderer: his targets are the monsters and demons that ravage the land and attack the innocent. In his travels, he meets incestuous kings with vampire daughters, vengeful genies, rancorous maidens, shrieking haarpies and despondent ghouls...but not all of these are evil.
A collection of his stories, including Hugo Award nominee "Shed Skin," Nebula Award nominee "Identity Theft," and Aurora Award winner "Ineluctable." In these pages, you'll discover the dark secret of the only priest on Mars, revisit H.G. Wells's Morlocks, and learn what really happens when aliens beam us the Encyclopedia Galactica.
Battle-scarred centurions Macro and Cato are in Palmyra, a desert kingdom that Rome and Parthia are ready to do battle over. Under siege by superior numbers, the cohort faces annihilation. Yet Palmyra must not be allowed to fall.
Stella Cody has discovered a crystal skull of exquisite beauty that has been hidden for four centuries. She also gains its legacy of dark secrets, intrigue, and murder. Stella and her lover, Kit, struggle to crack the code in which the skull's intended hiding place is locked. Their search takes them from Cambridge University to England's prehistoric stone circles. But time is against them, and they have only hours left to uncover the secret that may save the world.
After nuclear devastation destroys technology the powerful icons of myth begin fighting over control of the world. From the Russian witch Baba Yaga, to the native American trickster god, Raven, the most ancient magical forces are beginning to awaken, and they have very different ideas about the future of the earth. Sequel to TOMORROW'S MAGIC.
The life and career of William Shatner, as perceived by that most astute of Shatner-watchers, William Shatner.
Raine Benares is a sorceress linked to the Saghred, an ancient soul-stealing stone of unfathomable power. Only the Isle of Mid, home to the most prestigious sorcery college, can free her from the power of the stone.
The Marines of the 34th FIST are sent to reinforce Confederation garrisons under attack by seccessionist forces. Two army divisions - perhaps thirty thousand soldiers - are being overwhelmed, and somebody expects a thousand Marines to save the day. As pompous Confederation generals wreak even more havoc than the enemy, there are those who call the mission suicide - but not the Marines.
Avery Cates is now the richest criminal kingpin in New York City. He is in the middle of pursuing a vendetta against the System Police when he notices that everyone around him has started to die. The city has been hit by a disease that brings bloody death within days, while Cates remains mysteriously unaffected. He is the carrier of a virus that is wiping out the human race. Why? And why him?
Sequel to ONE DAY ON MARS. The CIA learns of a plot to overthrow the US government. The plotters also, it is discovered, have somehow acquired teleportation technology. The US space navy dispatches two of its most powerful battleships to overtake the teleportation technology. Can it possibly be enough?
Nanotech-enhanced warrior Jon Moore and AI-enhanced Assault Vehicle Lobo team up on a frontier world that has become the secret battleground between two megacorporations determined to control its riches and the local jump gate.
The world has returned to apparent peace and prosperity and the new Wizard Lord rules benevolently - but with an eye towards modernization through technology, instead of magic. Do such plans jeopardize the delicate balance of power? Is a Wizard Lord who is able to rule without magic a threat to the Chosen?
The Union of Arcana has expanded through the portals linking parallel universes for over a century and a half, claiming the uninhabited Earth in each and growing ever more powerful. But then its scouts encounter another human society, Sharona, which has also been exploring the Multiverse, and the first contact between them did not go well. Arcana is horrified by the alien weapons of its sudden opponents, weapons its sorcerers cannot explain or duplicate. Weapons based upon something called . . . science.
Imre Bergamasc is the First Prime of the Returned Continuum, ruling Earth and the far-flung regions of the galaxy. But dissidents and saboteurs threaten to bring his reign to an end.
Young adult novel, set in Jack the Repairman's younger years (when he was known as Jack the Repairboy). It all started when the 14 year old and his buddies discovered the rotting corpse of a victim of ritual murder in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Jack figured, from the ancient artefact carved with strange designs located conveniently nearby, that this was a situation that would require some fixing.
John Wright - like the Borges character who wished to write (word for word) the novel Don Quixote - has trained himself to write in the pulp style of A. E. Van Vogt in order to generate this sequel to the WORLD OF NULL-A. This is the story of the man with two brains who - like the big lottery winner who hits it lucky a second time while millions curse - gains a third.
If the Blackcollars can find their way inside a Rygqril tactical center located on a conquered human colony world, it could tip the balance in the war. But Prefect James Galway plots to subvert their mission.
In the aftermath of a devastating war, swarms of ancient black robots built by the lost insectoid Klikiss race continue their depredations on helpless worlds with stolen and heavily armed Earth battleships. Among the humans, the Hansa's brutal Chairman struggles to crush any resistance even as King Peter breaks away to form his own new Confederation among the colonies who have declared their independence. And meanwhile, the original, voracious Klikiss race, long thought to be extinct, has returned, intent on conquering their former worlds and willing to annihilate anyone in the way.
The USS Walker, an old World I vintage destroyer pressed into service in World War II, is fleeing pursuit by Japanese battleships by heading into a squall. When the weather clears Lt. Commander Reddy and his crew find themselves in an alternate world where humans failed to evolve. Two other species, however, have achieved sapience -- and they are at war. Reddy must choose whom to side with, because that species will win - and the other will be exterminated.
With the Soul Eater on the verge of God status, it's time for Carrie to take a final stand, despite the dismaying size of the army of undead that the Soul Eater has arrayed against her.
Magus is a steel-eyed cybernetic sociopath whose bloodlust knows no bounds. Just as Ryan plans a second chance to kill him once and for all, a stunning discovery is announced: preDark whitecoats think they've found the key to turn back time and intercept the deed that erased human history.
Lilith, Satan's Consort, now sits on the vampire throne. She raises all the dark covens, hoping to distract Damali and her team while the unborn heir to the Dark Realms awaits his own birth. But Lilith needs to harvest Damali's newly discovered angelic powers so that her evil progeny may walk through the veil between worlds and take his throne as the true Anti-Christ. However, by raising not only the dark covens, but all vampires that had not been slain by Damali, Lilith puts the world out of balance and kicks off the Armageddon.
Tess Corday, Occult Special Investigator for Vancouver's Mystical Crime Lab, is used to seeing dead vampires. But there's nothing ordinary about this case. Not the lab results on the cause of death. Not the teenage girl living at the address found in the vamp's pocket, who may well be in thrall to a demon. And certainly not Lucian Agrado, the necromancer who is liaison to the vampire community. Agrado is supposed to be part of the solution, but Tess suspects he might be part of the problem.
Spellbound by the Faerie Queen, the woman known as the Seeker has been abducting children for nearly an eternity. Now her target is the Merlin, a being of limitless magic. Rival mages are also vying for the favour of the Merlin to tip the balance of power. Seeker must persuade Merlin to join with her - or risk losing something more precious to her than the fate of humanity.
The small, motley band, led by a brave warrior and a visionary priest, has finally reached the land to the north. Despite the series of perils they've met and endured, they now approach the evil that has risen again, its dread power terrorizing and enslaving all who oppose it. Finally, the Wanderer, fated to face the ultimate test, will confront his destiny.
Darkover's ruling class, the comyn, struggle to reclaim their realm from the devastating effects of the Terran Federation.
In hidden catacombs beneath the London of Queen Elizabeth I a second queen holds court: Invidiana, ruler of faerie England. The faerie lady Lune is sent to monitor the spymaster Waslingham and her path crosses that of Michael Deven, one of Walsingham's agents. His discovery of the hidden player in English politics will test both Lune's loyalties and his own.
Nebula nominee. The Ragamuffins are pirates and smugglers, plying the lonely spaceways around a dead wormhole. The alien Benevolent Satrapy has tolerated them for years but now have decided to exterminate the Ragamuffins. But one runaway woman may complicate their plans. Combat enabled, Nashara is more machine than flesh, and she carries inside her a doomsday weapon that could reduce the entire galaxy to chaos.
In the town of Morganville, vampires and humans live in relative peace. Student Claire Danvers has never been convinced, thoughaespecially with the arrival of Mr. Bishop, an ancient, old-school vampire who cares nothing about harmony. What he wants from the town's living and its dead is unthinkably sinister. It is only at a formal ball, attended by vampires and their human dates, that Claire realizes the elaborately evil trap he's set for Morganville.
Imriel and Sidonie have finally come forward to publicly confess their love for each other - -only to watch the news ignite turmoil throughout the land. Those who are old enough cannot forget the misdeeds of Imriel's mother, Melisande, whose self-serving lies plunged their country into war. In order to quell the uprising, Queen Ysandre hands down a decree: she will not divide the lovers, but neither will she acknowledge them. And if they decide to marry, Sidonie will be disinherited. That is, unless Imriel can find his mother and bring her back to Terre D'Ange to be executed for treason.
The second BLACK COMPANY omnibus, collecting SHADOW GAMES, DREAMS OF STEEL and THE SILVER SPIKE.
King Alfred has given Uhtred the duty of holding the frontier on the Thames. But now new Vikings have arrived with the goal of conquering Wessex. To do that, they'll need Uhtred's help. But Alfred wants Uhtred to expel the Viking raiders from London. Uhtred's decision will determine England's whole future.
Paul Dear lives in London with his parents, growing up on his father's outlandish tales of leprechauns, elves, mermaids, and a magical land called the Anyplace. Despite his mother's rebukes against such nonsense, when a sudden tragedy strikes the family Paul embarks on a daring adventure into the Anyplace to seek the greatest hero of his time: the Boy of Legend. What awaits Paul will mark the greatest challenge he has ever faced.
Rescued from unspeakable horror as a young girl, Ishbel Lagarde has devoted her life to the Coil, the Serpent cult that reads the future in the entrails of its human sacrifices. But the Serpent has larger plans for Ishbel than becoming Arch priestess: in her fate lies marriage to the king of Escator to prevent the return of a deadly enemy. As dangerous alliances and insidious plots begin to engulf the land, the Serpent Bride will face a dark god rising from his prison exile deep in the Darkglass Mountain
Ishbel, priestess of the Serpent Coil, the tyrant Isaiah of Ismembaard and Maximilian, Lord of Elcho Falling struggle to keep their alliance alive as the dark god Kanubai rises and DarkGlass Mountain sends its vast horde to ravage the land. The few remaining Sunsoars must meanwhile deal with a chance to rejoin the magical Star Dance and the reapparance of long-lost kin.
Natch has clawed and scraped his way to the top of the biologics market using little more than his wits and attracted the attention of Margaret Surina, the owner of a mysterious new technology called MultiReal. Only by enlisting Natch's devious mind can Margaret keep MultiReal out of the hands of High Executive Len Borda and his ruthless armies. Now Natch and his apprentices must understand this strange new technology, run through the product development cycle, and prepare MultiReal for release to the public - all in three days.
Imagine a world where everyone knows everything about everybody. Where what a person "feels" and "truly believes" is protected under the law, while what is rational, even provable, is condemned as heresy. A world where to question ignorance and intolerance is to commit a Crime against Faith. On a hot Sagittaraian morning in the year 56 ATF (After The Flood), Trafford Sewell struggles to work through the crowds of near-naked commuters, when he is confronted by his Parish Confessor. Why has Trafford not been streaming his every moment of sexual intimacy onto the community website? Does he think he's special, different, or better than his fellows. does he have something to hide? This is a world where nakedness is modesty, ignorance is wisdom, and privacy is a dangerous perversion.
Mauled and now cut adrift by the Malazan Empire, Tavore and her 14th army have landed on the coast of a strange, unknown continent. They find themselves facing the Tiste Edur, a nightmarish empire pledged to serve the Crippled God.
The tiny island and city of Malaz is now a sleepy, seedy backwater port. But tonight the Shadow Moon is due, with its demon hounds and other, darker, beings. It is also the night the Emperor Kellanved, missing for all these years, is prophesized to return. As factions within the greater Empire battle over the imperial throne, the Shadow Moon summons a far more alien and ancient presence for an all-out assault upon the island.
In the new, improved 17th century: teenage capitalist girls form an investment group; a linotype operator, whose profession was wiped out by computers, finds a new life in an old century; a narrow gauge railroad, with a sit-down mower doubling as a locomotive, revolutionizes military transportation; the proud tradition of the U.S. Marines is started ahead of schedule among downtime Europeans; and what will the master musicians and composers of the pre-Bach era make of heavy metal sounds?
Hollis Henry is an investigative journalist, on assignment from a magazine called 'Node'. 'Node' doesn't exist yet, which is fine; she's used to that. But it seems to be very actively blocking the kind of buzz that magazines normally cultivate before they start up. It's odd, even a little scary, if Hollis lets herself think about it much, which she doesn't; she can't afford to. Bobby Chombo is a "producer", and an enigma. In his day job, Bobby is a troubleshooter for manufacturers of military navigation equipment. He refuses to sleep in the same place twice. He meets no one. Hollis Henry has been told to find him.
During World War II, the Droods made a pact with some nasty buggers from another dimension known as the Loathly Ones, which they needed to fight the Nazis. But once the war was over, the Loathly Ones decided that they liked this world too much to leave. Now it's up to Eddie to make things very uncomfortable for them - or watch everything humanity holds dear go up in smoke.
Eddie Drood's family has kept mankind safe from monsters for ages. But now he's on the run - his family now falsely believes that humanity needs to be protected from Eddie. He will need all his resources, magic and otherwise, to survive long enough to prove his innocence.
Featuring nearly 500 pages of material. Fully illustrated throughout and including the complete details of Batman's origins as well as biographies of almost every character in the Batman universe, this is the first updated encyclopedia devoted to Batman in more than thirty years.
A favour for Jason, vampire hunter Anita Blake's werewolf lover, puts in the centre of a full-blown scandal that threatens master-vampire Jean-Claude's reign - and makes her a pawn in an ancient vampire queen's new rise to power.
Kage Baker, Stephen Baxter, Greg Egan, Karen Joy Fowler, Nancy Kress, Bruce Sterling, Gene Wolfe -- and more.
On his first day on the job as Royal Reporter of the land of Serendair, King Vandemere sends young Ven into the Gated City to discover the origin of a mysterious artifact given to the king's father. The Gated City is ruled by the powerful Raven's Guild and the Queen of Thieves. Ven and his friends enter the Gated City ready for adventure. But when one friend is kidnapped and it is revealed that they are traveling in the company of the runaway daughter of the Queen of Thieves herself, their adventure turns deadly. For the ruthless Thief Queen will stop at nothing to get her daughter back.
An anthology of 16 stories on the future course of America.
Kim and Jaimie are college freshman roommates. This is Jaimie's first time in the 'real world', away from her large family and their magical traditions. It is Kim's chance to escape her high school reputation. But Jaimie sees what Kim cannot - Kim is being stalked by a being that feeds on depression.
Confederation Marine Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr unexpectedly finds herself in an underground POW camp that shouldn't exist. Though her fellow marine prisoners have lost the will to escape, she must summon the will to fight her way out - not knowing that her escape could mean the end of the war.
Staff Sergeant Torin Kerr goes to Crucible, the Marine Corps training planet, as aide to Major Svensson as he field tests his new body. It's supposed to be an easy assignment--after all, Crucible was set up to simulate battle situations so recruits could be trained safely. But Torin's barely on-planet when someone starts blasting the training scenarios to smithereens...
16 years ago Guardian Charles Pennington buried the leader of The Dark Ones under an abandoned brewery in Buffalo. Now Lars Engel has returned from hell and the Dark Ones are gathering again. Sara Pennington, granddaughter of Charles, is about to discover her true identity and role.
Charmaine, caught up in an intense royal search, encounters an intimidating sorcess named Sophie. And where Sophie is, can the Wizard Howl and fire demon Calcifer be far behind?
After her latest lover betrays her and dumps her, Dora recalls that the last decent guy she'd known was her old high school boyfriend, Jim. He'd said he loved her. So, with the help of the Old Flames Detective Agency, she tracks him down. Jim's married, with two kids, but Dora is not to be denied.
Aleksia is the Ice Fairy, the godmother, the Queen of the Northern Lights. When a sorceress captures Aleksia's son Veikko and begins impersonating the Ice Fairy, she faces the fight of life as she battles snow and ice to rescue Veikko and reclaim her good name.
Arthur C. Clarke Award nominee. In a world just down the road from our own, on-line bloggers vie with old-line political operatives and new-style police to determine just where reality lies. James Travis is a British patriot and a French spy. On the day the Big One hits, Travis and his daughter must strive to make sense of the nuclear bombing of Scotland and the political repercussions of a series of terrorist attacks. With the information war in full swing, the only truth they have is what they're able to see with their own eyes. They know that everything else is - or may be - a lie.
After the death of King Albekizan, Shandrazel and his allies struggle to keep the kingdom intact as the radical human prophet, Ragnar gathers forces to launch a full scale rebellion against the dragons. When all out war erupts, legendary dragon hunter, Bitterwood, must face his own personal daemons and choose where his loyalty really lies.
The universe needs a reboot... In the twenty-first century magic has gone digital, and Ravirn, a direct descendant of one of the three Fates, is a talented sorcerer and computer hacker extraordinaire. So when Necessity, the sentient computer that runs the universe, catches a virus that crashes most of the magical Internet, Ravirn is tasked with fixing it. Whoever repairs Necessity will, for that moment, run the universe. Unfortunately for the sorcerer, some very dangerous beings have figured that out too.
Zar Boaz hatches a daring plan and calls for Percheron's strongest to make a pilgrimage into the desert, even as warships threaten the coast and the Goddess reaches the crest of her ascent.
Two Scottish thimble fairies find themselves in New York. They team up with two humans, Kerry and Dinnie. Race riots and Scottish folklore are brought together in this humourous fairy fantasy.
Frank Balenger finds himself trapped in a nightmarish game of fear and death. To save himself and the woman he loves, he must play by the rules of a god-like Game Master with an obsession for unearthing the past. But sometimes the past is buried for a reason.
Young halfer Juhg, the new master librarian must continue the Rover's documented but clandestine search for a trilogy of books. The first stop on this quest is the realm of dwarfs. Juhg and his companions must secure possession of the legendary battleaxe Boneslicer before it falls into the hands of their darkest of foes.
Three complete novels in one volume: THE SPIDER AND THE FACELESS ONES, THE COUNCIL OF EVIL and THE CITY DESTROYER. In each the mysterious masked crime fighter overcomes villains intent on trashing civilization.
Stalked by an enigmatic doppelganger from a preternatural realm, Las Vegas socialite Joanna Archer can feel the Light failing - which is propelling her toward a terrifying confrontation with the ultimate master of evil, the dark lord of Shadow -- her father.
Jean Macrae doesn't have the intense, earth-altering ability that has marked the most talented Guardians, but isn't bothered by that until a handsome stranger uses his magic to imprison her on his pirate ship. Captain Nikolai Gregorio is seeking vengeance, believing Jean's father abandoned him, as a child, to slavers. Now he seeks vengeance against the Macraes, no matter the cost. But his untrained magical gifts intensify her own powers to an unthinkable-and enticing-degree.
Heartsick over the deaths of so many of his Keldara followers, and one in particular, Mike Harmon decides to sit this one out. WMDs headed for the US no longer matter to the Kildar. But when his best friend and intel specialist both are seriously wounded in an ambush aimed at him, the Kildar gets his gameface back on. Mike has always said that he's not a nice guy, and he's about to prove it to a boatload of terrorists and Colombian drug dealers.
After the events of VERY BAD DEATHS Russell was visited by his estranged son, Jesse, a PR exec from New York, still angry over his father's role in his mother's death. And, to their dismay, Nika and Russell learn that agreeing to help Zudie conceal the fact that he can read minds involves committing to help him hide from the CIA, who have been hunting him desperately ever since he escaped from the MK Ultra Project back in the 60s. Constable Nika must decide what being a peace officer means. Russell must decide on the fly whether or not Smelly is the kind of friend you'd die for. And Jesse, who lives in America, must decide just where his own national -- and personal -- loyalties lie.
The elite scientific military force, Sigma Force, must combat a plague beyond any cure - a scourge that turns all of nature against mankind and threatens to end all life on the planet.
Amid the mounting chaos, Aeglyss the na'kyrim gradually masters the powers unleashed upon him by his crucifixion and exerts an ever more insidious influence over the course of events both near and far. And Orisian, lord of the ruined Lannis Blood, must deal not only with the consequences of that malign influence but also with the machinations of his supposed allies.
As more survivors of the Black Ep are awoken from frozen sleep, disputes arise on how the new, depopulated world is to be organized.
Kelsier's protege and slayer of the Lord Ruler Vin is now venerated by a budding new religion, a distinction that makes her intensely uncomfortable. Even more worrying, the mists have begun behaving strangely since the Lord Ruler died, and seem to harbor a strange vaporous entity that haunts her. And now three armies - one of them composed of ferocious giants - compete to conquer the city. There is no sign of the Lord Ruler's hidden cache of the allomantic metal atium. As the siege of Luthadel tightens, only the ancient legend of the Well of Ascension offers a glimmer of hope. But even if it really exists, no one knows where to find it or what manner of power it bestows.
Series conclusion. The war of secession has triggered a generation of madness. The tipping point has come at last. Franklin Roosevelt is the assistant secretary of defense. Thomas Dewey is running for president with a blunt-speaking Missourian named Harry Truman at his side. Britain holds onto its desperate alliance with the United States' worst enemy, while a holocaust unfolds in Texas.
Zoe Martinique is drawn into the investigation of a bizarre series of murders in which the victims are missing body parts. She hopes to help her boyfriend, an Atlanta homicide detective, solve the crimes without revealing her ability to astral travel.
Winner, 2007 International Horror Guild Award for Best Novel. Enter the mind of a serial killer who believes he is the rightful son and heir to an ancient dynasty of flesh-eating monsters. Follow the frantic journey of a mother whose daughter is infected with the stuff of nightmare, and look through the eyes of Bo Mulvey, a man upon whom the fate and survival of the entire human race depends.
The sequel to the Hugo Award-winning SPIN takes us to the "world next door" - the planet engineered by the mysterious Hypotheticals to support human life, and connected to Earth by way of the Arch that towers hundreds of miles over the Indian Ocean. Humans are colonizing this new world - and, predictably, fiercely exploiting its resources, chiefly large deposits of oil in the western deserts of the continent of Equatoria. Lise Adams is a young woman attempting to uncover the mystery of her father's disappearance ten years earlier. Turk Findley is an ex-sailor and sometimes-drifter. They come together when an infall of cometary dust seeds the planet with tiny remnant Hypothetical machines. Soon, this seemingly hospitable world will become very alien indeed - as the nature of time is once again twisted, by entities unknown.
Marja was once Lexander's pleasure slave-until the master found himself enslaved by her love. Together, they have vowed to free all slaves by destroying pleasure houses throughout the world. But this undertaking requires Marja to disguise herself as a slave once more and infiltrate one training house after another to sow the seeds of revolution-and risk losing the man she loves in the process.
The native aliens on Semaline have decided that Jack should act as circuit-court judge. But Jack must also help his K'da dragon symbiont-sidekick find the brutal ambushers who plan to destroy an entire K'da fleet.
Following the tragic events on Isstvan III, when Space Marines turned on their own brothers, Horus's treachery is a secret no longer. As the Emperor and the loyalist Legions struggle to regroup and defend themselves, the traitors launch a series of relentless attacks.
The Chronicler is charged to use the ancient Anvil of Time to travel back along the river of time and find the lost stories that fell between the pages of the history books of Krynn in this new series created and guided by the creative mind of Tracy Hickman. The Anvil of Time breathes all new life into the venerable Dragonlance franchise.
When the forces of the Imperium are defeated by Chaos, Grey Knight Alaric is captured and taken back to a daemon world in the Eye of Terror. Stripped of his armour and weapons, he is forced to fight as a gladiator for his daemonic masters, who worship their god Khorne with endless slaughter. Can our hero find a way to escape before he is either killed or turned into a monster himself?
Reviled and persecuted, the nomadic strigany vampires are forced to flee the Empire before they are rounded up and killed. To reach their ancient home, Mourkain, they make an epic trek through the Black Mountains in search of their ancient homeland, ignorant of the strigoi vampires - kin that trail them as prey.
Containing DAWN OF WAR, ASCENSION and TEMPEST, this omnibus follows the adventures of the Blood Ravens and Captain Angelos as they clash against savage alien orks, the forces of Chaos and the enigmatic eldar.
Florin and his friends have finally made a name for themselves - only to find themselves the pawns of both dark and noble forces in a battle for power. Together, the Swords of Eveningstar must untangle the web of lies that surround them before the threat to the kingdom eclipses their ability to defend it.
Obsidian Ridge appears without warning over the kingdom of Erlkazar. The citadel and its vast array of shadowy monsters will destroy all of Erlkazar unless its controlling wizard gets what he wants: the princess of Erlkazar as a bride. But he'll have to battle the king's personal assassin, a loyal courtier, a complicated killer, and the princess herself to bring his plan to bear.
The Space Wolves find themselves under attack from all sides by the Thousand Sons Chaos Space Marines. In a last-ditch attempt to stop their ancient enemy, Ragnar and his battle-brothers launch a lightning strike on the Thousand Sons' base. Will the Space Wolves triumph, and can Ragnar retrieve the Spear of Russ from his nemesis, the Chaos space Marine Madox?
In ages past, the lands of the Old World are wild and untamed, where the primitive tribes of men struggle for survival. In this time of peril, by virtue of his valorous deeds, a young man claims leadership of the Unberogen tribe. His actions will change history forever.
The human Imperium is a dark, dangerous place - under constant threat of extinction from the evil forces who seek to destroy it. While Space Marines and the Imperial Guard battle aliens among the stars, it is the job of the Inquisition to hunt down the heretics who corrupt society from within. When an Ordo Hereticus warband investigates an interplanetary people-smuggling operation, it soon findS it is up against some very dangerous enemies indeed!
Magic: The Gathering stories set in the lush world of Lorwyn, including a novella by authors McGough and Herndon.
In a land ravaged by plague and swarming with mutants, a young woman and her companions become swept up in an epic battle to save the Empire from its most ferocious foes - the forces of Chaos.
A seemingly benign visitation to the bountiful world of Bajor from the resource-poor Cardassian Union is viewed with cautious optimism by some, trepidation by others, and a calculating gleam by unscrupulous opportunists. But religious tensions between the Bajorans and the Cardassians quickly spiral out of control, irrevocably shaping the futures of both worlds in an emotionally charged and unforgettable tale of treachery, tragedy, and hope.
The novelizations RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARC, INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM and INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE in a single omnibus volume.
The authors map major planets, trade routes, potitical divisions, patterns of settlement, biggest attractions and galactic trouble spots, accompanied by various essays and illustrations. Includes material from the films, books, comics, videogames, along with an appendix that lists every star system ever created for Star Wars.
A group of warriors from Rashemen escorts an exiled wizard to a ruined citadel in the City of Weeping Ghosts. Once there, the wizard discovers a barbarian tribe is trying to unlock the secrets of the citadel and the weapon that destroyed it two thousand years ago.
Luke Skywalker is convinced that Darth Caedus, the Sith Lord who began life as Luke's peace-loving nephew, Jacen Solo, must be destroyed - yet he worries that his vision is tainted by his own anger, pain, and desire for revenge. Jaina Solo, Jacen's twin sister, has completed her training and now it falls to her to fulfill her destiny as "Sword of the Jedi". And so Jaina - along with her parents, Han and Leia, fellow Jedi Knight Zekk, and old friend Jag - heads right into the lion's den to confront the horrific tyrant who was once her twin brother.
Eighteen years into the Occupation, a new star rises in Bajor's sky. It is the seat of power in this system, a place of slave labor and harsh summary judgments, the symbol of Cardassian might and the futility of resisting it. But even as the gray metal crown of Terok Nor ascends to its zenith, ragtag pockets of Bajoran rebels - including a fierce young fighter named Kira Nerys - have begun to strike back at their world's oppressors, and they intend to show the Cardassians that the night belongs to them.
When the Lord of Bastonne falls ill, his two sons Calard and Bertelis are plunged into conflict as suppressed rivalries surface. As a horde of goblins swarms out of the forests, the knights gather their forces to repel the foul beasts, little suspecting that the true enemy has yet to reveal itself.
We already know, even though you haven't seen it yet, that when you do you'll immediately want a book on how it was all done. Prepare to demystify yourself : order now.
All are sworn to secrecy concerning the plot of this book.
INHERITANCE, DOMINION and RETRIBUTION in an omnibus : the Von Carstein vampires Vlad, Konrad and Mannfred.
Now, with the adamantium ripped out of his body - with his healing factor reduced to a fraction of what it once was - the man known only as Logan finds himself racing to defeat a deadly conspiracy that threatens all of mutantkind, a conspiracy that stretches across both time and space, from the ice-capped peaks of Tibet to the neon jungles of Las Vegas, from his days as an agent of the Canadian government to his years as a member of the most unusual Super Hero group of all time.
Luke Skywalker and his friends become caught in an intergalactic quagmire of political intrigue that will pit Jedi against Jedi.
First Officer Ward of the Imperial Navy vessel "Relentless" tries to assassinate his new commander, the hardliner Captain Desabre, when the man is appointed above him. But unbeknownst to him, Desabre survives, and embarks on a ruthless campaign to fight his way back up through the ranks to regain control of the ship and exact his revenge.
A war hero, his mind broken by the wonders he witnessed on his last mission for his nation, is caught by surprise when a band of strangers breaks him out. But his rescuers don't exactly have his best interests at heart. The magic relic that broke his once-brilliant mind may be the key to stopping worldwide destruction - and whether he lives or dies really doesn't concern them.
The novel tie-in to the June 12th movie release. I don't know what happens in this movie but I'm relatively certain that it somehow revolves around that Incredible Hulk character.
As violence all across Bajor continues to escalate, Cardassian forces tighten their grip on the captive planet, driving back the resistance at every turn; but on Terok Nor and elsewhere, the winds of change are stirring - the beginnings of a hurricane that will alter the landscape of the Occupation. And while secret dealings, shifting alliances, and personal demons buoy the wings of revolution, a mysterious shape-shifting life form begins a journey that will decide the fate of worlds.
[Vancouver author]. Is it the end for the Lady Penitent? Is it the end for Lolth? Lolth has come out of hibernation with a plan that may seem too ambitious even for her, and to pull it off she'll need the help of a drow who has betrayed her at least once already - a drow she's transformed into the demonic Lady Penitent.