hc = hardcover, tp = trade (oversized) paperback, [UK ed] = British publication, [CDN ed] = Canadian publication. Default is US publication.
Please note that this listing is not exhaustive; we have many more (several hundred more) titles coming during this period.
The sanf inimicus have sworn to exterminate the shape-shifters whose presence they now can detect, and they've already claimed a prize prisoner: Lord Rhys Langford. Guided by a link to Rhys--his presence and touch as electric as if he were beside her in the flesh--Zoe uses her Gifts to infiltrate the sanf inimicus.
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.
Corine Solomon is a handler - when she touches an object she instantly knows its history and its future. Using her ability, she can find the missing - which is why people never stop trying to find her. Like her ex-boyfriend Chance, who needs Corine's gift to find someone dear to them both. But the search proves dangerous as it leads them into a strange world of demons and sorcerers, ghosts and witchcraft, zombies - and black magic...
Drafted into working for the Order of Merciful Aid, mercenary Kate Daniels has more paranormal problems than she knows what to do with. And in Atlanta, where magic comes and goes like the tide, that's saying a lot. But when Kate's werewolf friend Derek is discovered nearly dead, she must confront her greatest challenge yet.
It's no ordinary sorceress who can raise the dead to do her killing. But that's exactly what Riley expects to find at the end of a trail of female corpses used - and discarded - in a bizarre ritual of evil. With pressure mounting to catch one fiend, another series of brutal slayings shocks the vampire world of her lover, Quinn. So the last thing Riley needs is the heat of the upcoming full moon bringing her werewolf hormones to a boil - or the reappearance of a sexy bounty hunter, the rogue wolf Kye Murphy. Riley has threatened Murphy with arrest if he doesn't back off the investigation, but it's Riley who feels handcuffed by Kye's lupine charm.
Jaibriol, secretly a telepathic psion, ruled the Eubian Concord - and Kelric, once a prisoner and slave of Coban, ruled the Skolian Imperialate. Neither wanted war, but neither was complete master of his realm.
Griffen McCandles is adjusting well to running his gambling operation in the French Quarter of New Orleans and to his newfound status as head dragon. Other dragons are getting a whiff of his reputation, though, and they're not happy about it. Which is why there's suddenly a hit out on him. And, just in time for Halloween, the ghost of a voodoo queen wants Griffen to moderate a supernatural conclave. And though the strange goings-on will barely be noticed in a city used to drunken conventioneers and wild revelers, it's Griffen's chance to spread his wings-or crash and burn.
Orchestrating detente between the warring factions of the supernatural world had nearly cost Sasha her life - but it also opened the door to a future with Max Hunter, her mate and fellow Shadow Wolf. But a poisonous virus is making the passionate man who Sasha loves become unpredictable, dangerous - and possibly deadly. When he disappears the same night a human is found ravaged, Sasha must find the cure for her mate - and the traitor who's determined to see them both dead.
In which it is proven that every conspiracy about the Royal Family wasn't even a quarter of the truth, and in which it is revealed where the true power at Number Ten lies (and why it's kept inside a chalk circle).
Thirty thousand years ago, in the heart of the African continent, the Ibandi nurtured their ancient traditions, and met survival's daily struggle with quiet faith in their gods. But when brutal intruders arrive from the south, it falls to two young people, T'Cori, an abandoned girl raised by the powerful and mysterious medicine woman Stillshadow, and Frog Hopping, a boy possessing a gift that is also a curse, to seek answers and a way into the future by climbing the heights of Kilimanjaro to petition Father Sky for the safety of their people.
A Celtic noble betrays his people at the behest of his mother's belief in a strange prophecy and sides with the conquering Roman legions. As a result both Brittania and his family thrive for the next four centuries. And then, as Rome begins to fade, there is still the prophecy. For those capable of deciphering its signs and portents, the future of Earth is in their hands.
It's late in the 21st century and the island Republic has emerged from a ruined, plague-ridden world, its citizens safe, but not free, and living in complete isolation from outside contact. Approaching planes are gunned down, refugees shot on sight. Until a man named Adam Forde rescued a girl from the sea.
Illyria is a scientific utopia, an enclave of logic and reason founded off the Greek coast in the mid-21st century as a refuge from the Reaction, a wave of religious fundamentalism sweeping the planet. Yet to George Simling, first generation son of a former geneticist who was left emotionally and psychically crippled by the persecution she encountered in her native Chicago, science-dominated Illyria is becoming as closed-minded and stifling as the religion-dominated world outside.
Some see stem-cell research as mankind's greatest scientific breakthrough. Others see a blasphemous attempt to play God. Suddenly, the possibility of immortality exists. Two brothers, both doctors, stand on opposite sides of the controversy. To Dr. Arthur Marshak, his work is a momentous gift to humanity. To Dr. Jessie Marshak, it is a curse. Between them stands a beautiful, remarkable woman both brothers will do anything to save. Somehow, before it's too late, Arthur and Jessie Marshak must bridge the gap that divides them...on an issue that could mean nothing less than life or death for millions.
This Omnibus presents all of the tales of Sam Gunn to date, including three never before collected in book form. Here is the entire chronicle of Sam Gunn, trailblazer and scoundrel, as he scams his way from one end of the Solar System to the other, giving bold new meaning to the term "venture capitalist,"
The Warden Morgan, accused of treason against the Wizards of the White Council, is on the run. He wants his name cleared, and needs someone with a knack for backing the underdog. Someone like Harry Dresden. So Harry must uncover a traitor within the Council, keep a less-than-agreeable Morgan under wraps, and avoid coming under scrutiny himself. And a single mistake may cost someone his head - someone like Harry.
Parts of a Liverpool past exorcist Felix Castor thought he'd left behind are showing up again. It isn't the best of time for a confrontation with his holier-than-thou brother, Matthew. And if that wasn't enough, along come Father Gwillam and the Anathemata...
Cassie Palmer may be the world's chief clairvoyant, but that doesn't mean people have stopped trying to kill her. And now, the self-styled god Apollo, the source of Cassie's power, is on the warpath - leaving her no choice but to face down her creator once and for all.
Two friends who have recently survived the horrors of the Battle of Waterloo become involved in a secret millenia-long war between Heaven and Hell. They must try to survive assassination attempts, political machinations, epic battles on land and sea, and above all the power of a mysterious bronze pyramid - the Scarimadean - that brings everlasting damnation to all who come into contact with it. Their only allies are an old man, a fading secret organization in the Church, and an enigmatic warrior.
Awakening from a fevered delirium, Celeste Temple finds herself in a fishing village on the remote Iron Coast. She has no idea where her companions, Cardinal Chang and Doctor Svenson, might be--nor whether any of her enemies survived the dirigible crash that marked her last conscious moment. And while her body seems intact, she cannot say the same for her mind.
This year's award-winning authors include Michael Chabon, Karen Joy Fowler, Ted Chiang, and Nancy Kress, plus 2008 Grand Master Michael Moorcock.
Lost, adrift in space, a mineral scout discovers God. Academics from across Orion scramble to gain the Entity's favour. Some sentients of Orion, however, such as the philosophers of Scolar and the Transhumans of Extropy, are sceptical. Meanwhile Baroness Mira Fedor attempts to get the thus-distracted Orion League of Sentient Species to help out against the giant tardigrades that have invaded her planet.
Having fled the invasion on Araldis, Mira Fedor travels to the nearest Orion League planet seeking aid for her devastated world. But the authorities seem more interested in stealing her bio-ship, Insignia, than in rendering help. As Mira flees from world to world, Araldis burns.
A collection of his stories.
Commander Daniel Leary and spy Adele Mundy are set to the Bagarian cluster to help with its rebellion against the Alliance.
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.
The magician Pug, Midkemia's brave and constant defender, is all too familiar with the Demon King Maarg and his minions and their foul capacity for savagery and horror, and he recognizes the even graver threat that is following on the heels of the elven invasion. Only one path remains for Pug and Midkemia's clandestine protectors, the Conclave of Shadows: forging an alliance of formidable magical talents, from the demon-dealing warlock Amirantha, brother of Pug's hated foe, and the demon-taming cleric Sandreena, to the elven Queen Miranda, to the warrior Tomas. However, uniting enemies and bitter, vengeful former lovers will be no easy task.
The 3rd and 4th Belisarius novels, DESTINY'S SHIELD and FORTUNE'S STROKE, in one volume.
Translated from the Russian. Max Frei was a twenty-something loser-a big sleeper (that is, during the day; at night he can't sleep a wink), a hardened smoker, and an uncomplicated glutton and loafer. But then he got lucky. He contacts a parallel world in his dreams, where magic is a daily practice. Once a social outcast, he's now known in his new world as the "unequalled Sir Max." He's a member of the Department of Absolute Order, formed by a species of enchanted secret agents; his job is to solve cases more extravagant and unreal than one could imagine-a journey that will take Max down the winding paths of this strange and unhinged universe.
Two spies must work together to avoid being caught at whatever cost.
Hollis Henry is a journalist on investigative assignment for a magazine called 'Node', which doesn't exist yet. Bobby Chombo apparently does exist, as a producer. But in his day job, Bobby is a troubleshooter for military navigation equipment. He refuses to sleep in the same place twice. He meets no one. Hollis Henry has been told to find him.
For Matthew Swift, today is not like any other day. It is the day on which he returns to life. Two years after his untimely death, Matthew Swift finds himself breathing once again, lying in bed in his London home. Except that it's no longer his bed, or his home. And the last time this sorcerer was seen alive, an unknown assailant had gouged a hole so deep in his chest that his death was irrefutable - despite his body never being found. He doesn't have long to mull over his resurrection though, or the changes that have been wrought upon him. His only concern now is vengeance. Vengeance upon his monstrous killer and vengeance upon the one who brought him back.
With time running out, the fate of humanity hinges on a handful of people. There is Araminta, only now awakening to the unwelcome fact that she is the mysterious Second Dreamer-and to the dire responsibilities that go with it; Inigo, whose private dreams hint at a darker truth behind Edeard's legendary life; Paula Myo, the ruthless field operative of the Commonwealth, whose search for Araminta and Inigo is about to yield a most unpleasant surprise; and Justine, whose desperate gamble places her within the Void, where the godlike Skylords hold the power to save the universe . . . or destroy 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.
Nevare Burvelle surrenders himself to the Speck magic with which he has been cursed. But the decision is not without consequence, for now Nevare is at the mercy of his violent Speck self: a powerful alter ego who will stop at nothing to drive the enemy Gernians away from Speck territories - and uses his warrior's insight to plan a vicious attack on those who would do him harm. Recommended.
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.
Born into captivity as a product of the Royal Breeding House, friendless orphan Purity Drake finds herself on the run with a foreign vagrant from the North after accidentally killing one of her guards. Her strange rescuer claims he is on the run himself from terrible forces who mean to enslave the Kingdom of Jackals as they conquered his own nation. Purity doubts his story until she hears about the Army of Shadows crossing the continent.
Martin Kindred is the public face of the buyout program, where convicted murderers voluntarily allow themselves to be put to death by the state in exchange for a one-time cash payment, shared among their heirs and victims, based on a percentage of what it would have cost taxpayers to house and feed them for the rest of their natural lives. It's a win-win situation. But when evidence comes to light that a felon in line for a buyout may have been involved with his brother's death, Martin's professional detachment threatens to turn into a personal vendetta that will jeopardize everything-and everyone-he holds dear.
Elizabeth Frasier's ticked off. Her junior year of high school was going just fine. But thanks to a bunch of jerkwad vampire jocks, she ended up undead, and with a thirst that a thousand Diet Cokes couldn't quench. Now she's out for blood-and revenge. And she knows exactly what to do...Elizabeth's read "Salem's Lot," Separate the good vamps from the bad and wipe out the crowd that did her in. On top of that, she's got to figure out how to be mortal again-unless universities start accepting dead girls.
Eleven thousand years ago a god was born. Cursed into the body of a human, Acheron spent a lifetime of shame. However, his human death unleashed an unspeakable horror that almost destroyed the earth. Then, brought back against his will, Acheron became the sole defender of mankind. Only it was never that simple. For centuries, he has fought for our survival and hidden a past he'll do anything to keep concealed. Until a lone woman who refuses to be intimidated by him threatens his very existence. Now his survival, and ours, hinges on hers and old enemies reawaken and unite to kill them both. War has never been more deadly... or more fun.
Hounded by creditors and heckled by an uncooperative robot, binge-drinking inventor Galloway Gallegher must solve the mystery of his own machines before his dodgy financing and reckless lifestyle catch up with him! This complete collection of Kuttner's five classic "Gallegher" stories presents the author at the height of his imaginative genius.
Some of the possible pathways that readers can take to explore the Other Earths that may be waiting just one page away. Authors include Robert Charles Wilson, Gene Wolfe, Alastair Reynolds, and Benjamin Rosenbaum.
Imago of Lockwood has become Lord Mayor of the City Imperishable, though at a price beyond his wildest imagination. Bijaz the Dwarf has been imbued with a godlike power and a responsibility he scarcely understands. And Jason the Factor, resurrected from death at the hands of his sister, the Tokhari sandwalker Kalliope, has become the sula ma-jieni na-dia, the fabled Dead Man of Winter. When a beautiful mountebank arrives in the City Imperishable, offering to lead an expedition to uncover the lost tomb of the Imperator Terminus, she stirs up the mob with promises of treasure and imperial power... but what will her quest unleash?
With the magics of the Vaitura, and Altimere's retribution arrayed against her, Becca escapes with only her horse, a mad forest-living Brethren, and her freed magical servant Nancy at her side. Worse, the recovered legendary hero Longeye, long beloved of the Vaitura's forest folk and creatures, has re-armed at Sian's bidding, and knows most of all about Becca that she is both dangerous, and of the same folk who cruelly tortured him and slew his lover before his eyes.
Seventeen-year-old Leslie knows nothing of faeries or their intrigues. When she is attracted to an eerily beautiful tattoo of eyes and wings, all she knows is that she has to have it, convinced it is a tangible symbol of changes she desperately craves for her own life. The tattoo does bring sinister, compelling changes that are more than symbolic.
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.
An intricate web of stories weave together to tell a tale of revenge, justice, ambition, and power. Zhan has been sent to find her grandfather, a man accused of killing not only Zhan's family, but every man, woman, and child in their village. What she finds is a shell of a man, and a web of deceit that will test the very foundations of a world she thought she understood.
Three different strands of an immense quantum multiverse are each threatened by the Order, a powerful force that seeks to keep things as they are until the end of time. In each of the strands there is one who must choose against isolation, choose to make change possible.
Carved out of the collapse of the Old Tormalin Empire, Lescar has long been laid waste by its rival dukes, while bordering nations look on with indifference or exploit its misery. A mismatched band of exiles and rebels are agreed that the time has come for change.
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.
A collection of stories spanning his entire career, including three never before published.
Exiled from Melusine for the crime of heresy, the once powerful Cabaline wizard Felix Harrowgate and his half-brother Mildmay, former cat-burglar and assassin, journey to Corambis to face judgment from a ruling body of wizards. Corambis, however, is a land plagued by civil strife. Kay Brightmore, the Margrave of Rothmarlin, is part of an insurrection to restore the monarchy in the southern half of the country. In desperation, Kay and his rebels seek out the engine of Summerdown, an ancient magical device rumored to have terrible powers. Once the engine is awakened, only a powerful wizard can stop its awesome potential for destruction.
Fourth in the definitive collection of Elric stories. Here is the full novel The Sailor on the Seas of Fate, the script of the DC comic Duke Elric, the new story "The Flaneur des Arcades de l'Opera," essays by Moorcock and others, and a selection of classic artwork. Lavishly illustrated by Justin Sweet, with a Foreword by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon.
The aelven became riven by war when a rogue clan embraced a forbidden source of magic: the drinking of blood. The vampiric alben were cast out, stripped of their various clan colours, and driven out. But now Shalar, their beautiful and bloodthirsty queen, is readying a surprise attack. The fate of the clans will depend on two young aelven lovers, Eliani and Turisan, who are blessed with the fabled power of mindspeech. But this ability comes with great risks. And time is running out as the alben mount their attack-and their ultimate betrayal.
AD 449: only Master-General Aetius realizes that Attila still plans to march his huge Hunnish army from the banks of the Danube to Rome.
Omnibus edition of classic Norton sf, containing THE X FACTOR, VOORLOPER, THE EYE OF THE MONSTER, and THE SIOUX SPACEMAN.
Teenage Shy is living with her grandparents above an antique store in Slade's Corners, Wisconsin after her father dies. Then, going through her father's boyhood stuff, she comes upon a rare old set of dragon puzzles ... all of which are missing pieces. Shy realizes that by mixing and matching the different sets she can complete a single dragon puzzle that combines all of the others. She completes the puzzle, and suddenly she's in ancient Babylon.
Halfling Tildi Summerbee, forced to assume the identity of her recently deceased brother and accept his position as apprentice to a great wizard, has become the guardian of a very special book that can alter everything in existence... a race of centaurs gone with an editor's pen, a mountain range flattened with a revised rune, and life as Tildi has known it changed in the blink of an eye.
Something's not right in Pocahontas County. Churches are being burned down in mysterious arsons with a taint of magic on them. Sheriff Lachlan suspects that they have something to do with the new owners of the old Westmoreland plantation, now a very upscale Inn, but even if he could find proof, it's going to be hard to bring a case of Black Magic before a Judge - even in Pocahontas County, where witchcraft is the family business of all the oldest clans.
At a remote site in Minnesota, filmmkaer Kurt Carpenter has built a secure compound and invited a select group of people to bunker down until the worst is over. And when the worst is over, at first they think they're the only ones left. They will learn soon how wrong they are. The battle for suvival in the wasteland that used to be America is just beginning.
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.
Decker Argeneau is asked to help hunt the group of rogue vampires targeting mortals - one that might include a defector in his own family. Before he can worry about that, though, he's got to rescue the latest victim. It's all part of the job, including taking a bullet for a beautiful doctor. But Dr. Danielle McGill doesn't know if she can trust the man who just saved her life.
When the heroine gets in the way of someone trying to kill the hero, he must make her a vampire to save her life. Then he must teach her to love the night and him!
Caitlin Decter is a typical teen -- smart, pretty and wired ... but she's also blind. She undergoes an experimental procedure to regain her sight and the results are unexpected. She "sees" but not just the way we do -- for her the world wide web is a riot of colours and shapes, its own dimension. While exploring it, she finds an "other" lurking there -- and it finds her, seeing what she's seeing and learning as she learns. But that's not where it ends. Recommended.
When eighteen-year-old heiress Averie Winston travels to faraway Chiarrin, she looks forward to the reunion with her father and her handsome fiance, Morgan. What she finds is entirely different from what she expected. She realizes that Morgan is not the man she thought he was; and she finds herself inexplicably drawn to another. Handsome Lieutenant Ket Duakai is like no one Averie has ever met, and she enjoys every moment she spends with him, every delicious flirtation. Averie knows she is still engaged to another man, but she can't help but think about Lieutenant Duakai, and she wonders if he feels the same.
Boston P.I. Remy Chandler is an angel who, generations ago, chose to renounce heaven and live on Earth. So he is perfect for the job of finding the Angel of Death, who has gone missing. But what at first seems to be about tracing a missing person turns out to involve much more - a conspiracy that has as its goal the destruction of the human race. And only Remy Chandler can stop it.
Fallen angel Remy Chandler investigates the theft of a cache of ancient weaponry stolen from a collector who deals in antiquities of a dark and dubious nature. The weapons, Remy knows, were forged eons ago and imbued with unimaginable power. And if they fall into the wrong hands, they could be used to destroy not only Heaven but also Earth.
When a vampire party gets out of hand and the cops show up, Jack has some explaining to do - if only he wasn't struck speechless by the beauty of Officer Lara Boucher. She, on the other hand, is sure there's something more than a bachelor party going on. What is Jack hiding? And why is he so interested in the recent disappearance of young women all over town?
Duke Angbard, the Clan's leader, has been laid low by a stroke: plotters are already conspiring in readiness for the deadly dance to come. Miriam, rescued from a tight spot in New Britain, finds the hopes of the young, progressive faction focused on her. But do they want her as a leader or a figurehead? She soon finds herself thrown into a desperate struggle for power. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to the Clan, researchers working for the US government have achieved a technological breakthrough. The War on Terror is about to go transdimensional.
Totho and Salmo are mistakenly believed to be enemy agents and are detained, although their mission at Tark is to spy on the Wasp army. By the time they are released the city is already besieged. Meanwhile, in the capital, the emperor Alvdan is falling under the spell of the vampiric slave Uctebri.
Usually Crosstime Traffic concerns itself with trade. Our world owns the secret of travel between parallel continuums, and we mean to use it to trade for much-needed resources with the worlds next door. Preferably without letting them know about any of that parallel-worlds stuff. But there's one parallel world that's different. In it, the atomic war broke out in 1967, at the height of the Summer of Love. Now, Crosstime Traffic has been given a different sort of mission: find out what on earth, or on the many earths, went wrong.
The rate of technological development today is exploding. Such diverse technologies as computing, communications, genetics, biology, and nanotechnology are rapidly pushing humanity to a new singularity, a point at which all the rules change and everything we assume about what it means to be human may no longer apply. Wil McCarthy, Esther Friesner, James P. Hogan, Hugo-winner David D. Levine, Dave Freer, Wen Spencer, Mark L. Van Name, and others explore this strangest of new frontiers.
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.
Ava Markham is perfectly happy to ignore the fact that supernatural beings exist until she becomes one. Now she and handsome stranger, Vladimir, are on the trail of the vampire criminal behind a devastating plot to seize control of the United States.
In a world where being of mixed-blood is a major liability, Sabina Kane has the only profession fit for an outcast: assassin. But, her latest mission threatens the fragile peace between the vampire and mage races and Sabina must scramble to figure out which side she's on. She's never brought her work home with her - -until now. This time, it's personal.
The epic battle of light and darkness, begun in SHADOWMARCH, continues. Mad Barrick, heir to Southmarch, has crossed the Shadowline. And to the south, junior wife Quinnitan must flee from the royal household of the god-king Autarch or die.
Aristide is a semi-retired computer scientist turned swordsman and scholar of the implied spaces. Traveling the pocket universes with his wormhole-edged sword Tecmessa in hand and talking cat Bitsy, avatar of the planet-sized computer Endora, at his side, Aristide must find a way to save the multiverse from subversion, sabotage, and certain destruction.
Corporations on Freehold are eager to make the newly discovered aliens a new market for high-tech toys. Earth's UN, however, is eager to elbow Freehold aside in dealings with the new race. This could mean war. And then another ship arrives, full of idealistic do-gooders determined to keep the Ithkuil in their unspoiled state of nature.
THE RADIOACTIVE REDHEAD and THE FROST-HAIRED VIXEN in one volume.
The culminating volume in The Saga of Seven Suns weaves together the myriad storylines into a grand finale. Galactic empires clash, elemental beings devastate whole planetary systems, and the factions of humanity are pitted against each other. Heroes rise and enemies make their last stands.
The best of his stories, collected from throughout his long career.
On assignment in the Phillipines, archeologist Annja Creed meets with a contact to verify some information. When the man doesn't turn out to be who he said he was, Annja is taken prisoner by a nortorious terrorist group. She manages to escape but Annja is soon struggling to stay alive amidst terrorists and not-so-dead jungle spirits with a taste for human flesh.
Del was a rock singer. He was also the renegade son of the Ruby Dynasty, which made his career choice less than respectable. Del undeniably had talent, and was rapidly rising from an unknown fringe artist to stardom. But, with his life entangled in the politics of three interstellar civilizations, whether he wanted that or not, talent might not be enough. And that factor might have much more effect than his music on the lives of trillions of people on the thousands of inhabited worlds across the galaxy.
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.
A new and horrific face of the Annunaki legacy appears in the Arizona desert. A shambling humanoid monster preys on human victims, leaving them empty, mindless shells. Trapped inside this creature, the souls of the rogue Igigi seek hosts for their physical rebirth and no human, not even the Cerberus rebels, can stop them from reclaiming the planet of their masters for themselves.
This is the story of Mary Griffith, a determined woman with three daughters, who opened the only place to buy a beer on the Tharsis Bulge. It's the story of Manco Inca, whose attempt to terraform Mars brought a new goddess vividly to life; of Stanford Crosley, con man extraordinaire; of Ottorino Vespucci, space cowboy and romantic hero; of the Clan Morrigan, of the denizens of the Martian Motel, and of the machinations of another Company entirely, all of whom contribute to the downfall of the BAC and the founding of a new world. But Mary and her struggles and triumphs is at the center of it all, in her bar, the Empress of Mars.
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.
Moving to Broken Heart seemed like the perfect transition for Simone Sweet and her young daughter, Glory. With her ex-husband gone after attempting to murder Simone, and Glory being mute since the incident, it is one place where she can feel safe, and almost forget she's a vampire. No one is without secrets, but Simone's are big. She'd hate to have them interfere with what's developing with local hunk Braddock Hayes. When not turning her legs to jelly, he's building an Invisi-shield around Broken Heart and helping Glory speak again. But when Simone's past resurfaces, it threatens to ruin her second chance.
Four hostages are rescued from a group of religious extremists in Barcelona. After five years of being held captive together, they make a vow to always watch out for one another. But they never expected this - the world they have returned to has been transformed by water - and the water is rising. As it continues to flow from the earth's mantle, entire countries disappear. High ground becomes a precious commodity. And finally, the dreadful truth is revealed: before fifty years have passed, there will be nowhere left to run...
Sylvie Lightner is no ordinary PI. She specializes in cases involving the unusual,in a world where magic is real and where death is not the worst thing that can happen to you. When an employee is murdered in front of her, Sylvie has had enough. Sylvie is closing up shop; however, a man claiming to be the God of Justice wants Sylvie to find his lost lover and he won't take no for an answer.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement senior agent Sonia Knight has turned a member of a human trafficking ring and is enraged to learn that the FBI is running a sting on the same ring. She is forced, reluctantly, to combine her operation with that of the equally unenthusiastic FBI agent Dean Hooper. Well, we know what will happen -- they'll end up getting along. The churlish traffickers, however, will continue to resent law enforcement's interference in their business.
A graphic novel adaptation of the first in the DRESDEN FILES series.
Former assassin Rachel Hael has rejoined the blood-magician Mina Greene and her devious little dog, Basilis, on one last desperate mission to save the world from the grip of Hell. Carried in the jaws of a debased angel, they rush to the final defensive stronghold of the god of time - pursued all the while by the twelve arconites, the great iron-and-bone automatons controlled by King Menoa, the Lord of the Maze. Meanwhile, in the other direction, the giant John Anchor, still harnessed to his master's skyship, descends into Hell itself to meet Menoa on his own ground.
"Black Jack" Geary has successfully freed Alliance POWs. He discovers that the Syndics plan to ambush the fleet with their powerful reserve flotilla in an attempt to annihilate it once and for all. As Geary has the fleet jump from one star system to the next, hoping to avoid the inevitable confrontation, saboteurs contribute to the chaos.
Loup Garron, the daughter of a genetically engineered "wolf-man", is in Santa Olivia, a town in a buffer zone between Texas and Mexico where the US military keeps South Americans from entering the US. She settles with misfit orphans at the Santa Olivia church and transforns herself into the church's patron saint and organizes a vigilante group. She uses her special problem to correct the town's injustices.
The human race is running out of time on overcrowded Earth and only one man has the courage to save it. Colony ship Ark is the greatest project the human race will ever attempt, a self-contained world a century in the making, to be launched on a ten millenia voyage to the stars. [Canadian author].
Cajeiri is the young son of the powerful leader of the Western Association - and he has become a target for forces bent on destroying his father's rule. For Cajeiri is the first "ateva" youth to have lived in a human environment. And after hundreds of years of fragile atevi-human coexistence, he may very well be the first of his people to ever truly understand the so similar - yet so dangerously different - aliens who share his home planet and threaten the hidebound customs of his race.
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.
An Empire, riven by internal power struggles, faces disaster when its dragons are mistakenly returned to their natural fury. And this is the story of all-too-human people fighting for power, little realizing that the real power has passed to the dragons.
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.
The end begins with an old-style assault on rebels on Tarantula Stargate. But true terror looms at the edges of known reality. The brutal, unstoppable Xul approach, wielding a weapon monstrous beyond imagining. If the Marines fail to eliminate their relentless xenophobic foe once and for all, the Great Annihilator will obliterate every last trace of human existence.
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.
A Cinnabar Senator furious at losing an election - and still powerful enough to make her anger deadly.- The boy ruler of a star cluster who thinks he's a god - and who can sign the death warrants of even Cinnabar officials if a mad whimsy tells him to.- A world of slaves and escaped slaves, where the most savage beasts in the jungle used to be human.- An enemy base that could shrug off attack by powerful battlefleets - but which must fall to a single cruiser if Cinnabar is to survive. From palace to reeking jungle, from gunfights in grimy hangars to the flagship's bridge during a sprawling space battle, Leary and Mundy are in the thick of it again.
Master of fire Mira has secretly enforced the history-altering edicts of the Triad for centuries. Now she and her unlikely ally, the human vampire hunter, Danaus, have arrived in Venice, home of the nightwalker rulers. Here unholy alliances and earth-shattering betrayals take hideous form in the shadows, as Mira's predestined battle with the malevolent naturi looms.
The Amalgam spans nearly the entire galaxy, and is composed of innumerable beings from a wild variety of races, some human or near it, some entirely other. The one place that they cannot go is the bulge, the bright, hot center of the galaxy. There dwell the Aloof, who for millions of years have deflected any and all attempts to communicate with or visit them. So when Rakesh is offered an opportunity to travel within their sphere, in search of a lost race, he cannot turn it down.
A sexy sociopath has found the way to bring a race of demons into our world -- through ritual human sacrifice. As she cuts a bloody path across the country, only another demon (Malachi from COVENANT) holds the key to stopping her.
1775, eve of the American Revolutionary War: Proctor Brown works his family's New England farm, and is a member of the Minuteman militia. But he has magical talent, kept hidden lest he be branded a witch. But a chance encounter throws his comfortable existence into turmoil, just as patriots rise up in rebellion againt British rule.
Accidental demon slayer Lizzie Brown and her grandma's coven of biker witches have rolled into Sin City to take out a super-sexy succubus who has her eye on world domination -- and worse, Lizzie's man.
They were the best of friends: Ryland, the son of the king, is bound by loyalty. Shaye is both a majicar and a Weverton, both rebellious factions. Fairlie, a fiery metal-smith, is the iron bond that held them all together. Until now. Crosspointe's greatest advantage at sea is its ship's compasses - but the compass makers are dying. Without them, Crosspointe will fall. To save his country and repel the coming Jutras invasion, the king orders Ryland to commit an unforgivable act. And soon Ryland, Shaye, and Fairlie find themselves at war - with each other.
When Coraline steps through a door in her family's new house, she finds another house, strangely similar to her own. But there's another mother there and another father, and they want her to stay and be their little girl. Coraline will have to fight with all her wits and courage to save herself and return to her ordinary life. Illustrated by P.Craig Russell.
Wren Valerie's job is driving her crazy. She is Manhattan's most sought-after Retriever but after last year's deadly confrontation with Silence, all this magic user wants is a break. When you are good, trouble always finds you and now Wren's next assignment puts her on the wrong side of a child snatcher. To save a friend and protect her future, Wren must pull off the most important Retrieval of her life and for once, magic is not on her side.
The Event Group faces its most dangerous challenge ever: to reclaim the lost power of the Ancients before it falls into the wrong hands.
Except for Sookie Stackhouse, folks in Bon Temps, Louisiana, know little about vamps - and nothing about weres. Until now. The weres and shifters have finally decided to reveal their existence to the ordinary world. At first all goes well. Then the mutilated body of a were-panther is found near the bar where Sookie works - and she feels compelled to discover who, human or otherwise, did it. But there's a far greater danger threatening Bon Temps. A race of unhuman beings - older, more powerful, and more secretive than vampires or werewolves - is preparing for war. And Sookie finds herself an all-too human pawn in their battle.
Opal LaZelle is a special effects make-up artist. Her secret is that she is gifted in the art of magic - and she applies more than make-up when altering an actor's features. Her latest job requires turning Corvus Weather into a dark god of the forest. But when Corvus's performance becomes too convincing - on set and off - Opal realizes something has taken possession of Corvus.
Sorykah Minuit is a scholar, an engineer, and the sole woman aboard an ice-drilling submarine in the frozen land of the Sigue. What no one knows is that she is also a rare Trader, who can switch genders without warning. When a wealthy, reclusive madman known as the Collector abducts Sorykah's infant twins to use in his dreadful experiments, Sorykah and her male alter ego, Soryk, must cross icy wastes and a primeval forest to get them back. Complicating the dangerous journey is the fact that Sorykah and Soryk do not share memories; each transformation is as much of a jolt as awakening from a deep and dreamless sleep.
Even as Durand fights at Lamoric's side, his loyalties are increasingly torn. As a knight of Lamoric's household, he cannot stray far from his master's wife - the one woman he can neither have nor forget - while siege and sorcery conspire to bring him closer to treason. Can his loyalties survive his divided heart? Can the land of his birth survive the forces that tear it asunder? Can love and loyalty endure in a time of treason? Recommended.
The wild Northlands hold many secrets, among them the mysterious island of Haen Marn, the mountain settlements of Dwarveholt, and the fortified city of Cerr Cawnen. All three communities - and the alliance of humans, elves, and dwarves - are threatened by the religious fanaticism of the Horsekin. Only the magic of Dallandra and Valandario and the might of the powerful dragons, Arzosah and Rori, can save the Northlands from conquest.
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.
A grim wanderer arrives in Noreela 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.
Frank Domino, a junior manager, is first demoted and then fired. This verifies his belief that he is being persecuted. However, when he begins preparations to take revenge, he finds a willing ally in a malevolent supernatural force.
Lucious Falerius is dead, and Rome in its entirety mourns the passing of its most powerful senator. It falls to his young son Marcellus to carry out his father's legacy and restore the rights promised to the defeated Sicilian slaves, yet there are those who will not see the honour of Rome compromised and the slaves assuaged. There is trouble in the border provinces, and the legions move north to neutralise the threat posed by the Celts. The confederation of Celtic tribes is united under one chieftain, the formidable and unpredictable Brennos, yet there is a plot to see him dead and the confederation broken. For Brennos, the treachery comes from within his own family, for which he will exact a brutal and bloody revenge.
Pia Thomason is torn between two Dark Ones: her husband Kristoff - who doesn't trust her - and his best friend, Alec, who is MIA. So Pia goes back to her humdrum Seattle life, but fate has other plans. And she realizes that if she and Kristoff are going to be shackled together for better or worse, she may as well start to enjoy it.
Steam trains and electricity are rapidly changing the world. Moth of Calio is obsessed with the airships developed by the grandfather of his friend Fiona, and dreams of taking to the air one day like his heroes, the Skyknights. But not everyone is happy to see humans reach the skies. For thousands of years, the mysterious and powerful race known as the Skylords have jealously guarded their heavenly domain. But Moth and Fiona are about to breach the magical boundary between the world of humans and the world of the Skylords.
Aislinn never expected to rule in Faerie - but that was before Keenan. He stole her mortality to make her a monarch. Now she faces challenges and enticements beyond any she's ever dreamed of. Seth never expected he would want to settle down with anyone - but that was before Aislinn. She is everything he's ever dreamed of, and he wants to be with her forever. Forever takes on new meaning, though, when your girlfriend is an immortal faery queen. Seth and Aislinn struggle to stay true to themselves and each other in a milieu of shadowy rules and shifting allegiances, where old friends become new enemies and one wrong move could plunge the Earth into chaos.
When Judy walks into work one night and finds a yeti gobbling down ice cream in the freezer, there's one pest control expert she can call: Monster, an expert in such monsters. Unfortunately for Judy, this will not be their last encounter.
Apollo Papadopulos is in training to become the captain of the starship "Consensus," Apollo is unique in that he/she/it is not an individual at all, but five separate teenagers that form a whole new entity. Strom, Meda, Quant, Manuel, Moira are a pod, as these kinds of personalities are called, genetically engineered to work and think as one and to be able to communicate non-verbally. As a rare quintet, much relies on the successful training of Apollo. But, as the pod's training progresses and more and more potentially lethal accidents occur, the pod members become fugitives on Earth, struggling just to survive. Recommended.
In the chaos of the UpsideDown Days, when the highborn and the low trade places, Firethorn couples with Sire Galan, a highborn warrior. Emboldened by desire and her own restlessness, she follows fate and Galan to camp with the king's army. But their unspoken love has no place in a brutal world ruled by caste and violence, and a dark future threatens from the shadows. Living among soldiers, concubines, and wastrels, and faced with a series of tormenting challenges, Firethorn will have to rely on the enigmatic gifts Fate grants her to survive-body and soul.
Working as a Hound - tracing illegal spells back to their casters - has taken its toll on Allison Beckstrom. But even though magic has given her migraines and stolen her recent memory, Allie isn't about to quit. Then the police magic enforcement division asks her to consult on a missing persons case. But what seems to be a straightforward job turns out to be anything but, as Allie finds herself drawn into the underworld of criminals, ghosts, and blood magic.
In THE QUEEN'S BASTARD Belinda discovered that she had powers unshared by her mother, the Aulunian Queen Lorraine. Now, as one queen is murdered and another suspected of having plotted to kill and armies marshal on both sides, she turns away from her mother for the first time to forge a life of her own.
Beings of unimaginable power, classified as myths and legends, have been imprisoned in the secluded town of St. Ives for centuries - watched over by guardians with supernatural skills. Te Evangeline's father was one such guardian, a "binder" who died in the line of duty and who passed along his ability to his daughter. Now, Te must awaken the magic within her before her father's killer releases his fellow prisoners on an unsuspecting world.
The classic novels BIRTH OF FIRE and KING DAVID'S SPACESHIP in one volume.
From Hansel and Gretel and Goldilocks, to Snow White, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, and more, here are eighteen stories that take familiar fairy tales and twist them around to give them an entirely new slant: McKiernan, Reichert, Vardeman, Nye, Hines and Stackpole are among the contributors.
Six million years ago, at the very dawn of the starfaring era, Abigail Gentian fractured herself into a thousand male and female clones and sent them out into the galaxy to document the rise and fall of countless human empires. The shatterlings meet every 200,000 years to exchange news and memories - until two wayward shatterlings, late for their 32nd reunion, discover that someone has a grudge against Gentian life.
1848: the British Empire has grown rich exporting Lilliputian slaves. But now the French have a regiment of previously peaceful Brobdingnagian giants, and invasion looms.
Janus Ixion, the new Earl of Last, is a man whose matchless fighting abilities and leadership strike terror in Antyre's powerful noble houses. He will go to any lengths to become king and reverse his country's decline. First, however, he must confront a conquering foreign prince sowing chaos throughout the kingdom, and the terrifying power of Antyre's forgotten god, one who has gifted Janus's vengeful wife with mysterious and dangerous skills.
After the Singularity, the small bunch of Founders, including young newlyweds Thuy, a hypertext novelist, and Jayjay, a gamer and brain-enhancement addict, are living a popular, live-action media life. But now alien races that have already gone through this transformation notice Earth for the first time, and begin to arrive to exploit both the new environment and any available humans. Some of them are real estate developers, some are slavers, and some just want to help. But how to tell the difference? Someone has to save humanity from the alien invasions, and it might as well be reality media stars Thuy and Jayjay.
The True Bloods are in disarray and Aeglyss falls ever deeper into madness. It will be Orisian, Thane of a Blood that no longer exists, who must face stand face to face with a darkly transcendent Aeglyss and make the sacrifice required to end the threat he represents.
Emperor Elend Venture hopes to find clues left behind by the Lord Ruler that will allow him to save the world. Vin is consumed with guilt at having been tricked into releasing the mystic force known as Ruin from the Well. Ruin wants to end the world, and its near omniscience and ability to warp reality make stopping it seem impossible. She can't even discuss it with Elend lest Ruin learn their plans!
For over a century, humans, dwarves, gnomes, and elves have lived together in relative peace. But times have changed, the uneasy peace is over, and now the races are fighting once again. The only good elf, it seems, is a dead elf. Geralt de Rivia, the cunning assassin known as "the witcher", has been waiting for the birth of a prophesied child. This child has the power to change the world - for good, or for evil. As the threat of war hangs over the land and the child is hunted for her extraordinary powers, it will become Geralt's responsibility to protect them all - and the witcher never accepts defeat.
4th in the OLD MAN'S WAR series. Zoe's tale is the biggest in history, how they were brought to Earth, and how Earth was freed from captivity. Recommended.
For seeker Raine Benares, a demon infestation on the Isle of Mid couldn't come at a worse time. Already fighting the influence of Saghred, a soul-stealing stone, Raine discovers she is also magically bonded to a dark mage and a white knight. Turns out, the demons want the key to unlock the Saghred. As the axis of light and dark powers, she is a magical cataclysm waiting to happen.
Cassandra Kresnov is an artificial person, or android, created by the League, one side of an interstellar war against the more powerful, conservative Federation. But she deserts the League and heads incognito into Federation space and finds herself at the mercy of a society whose values preclude her own right even to exist.
For the Darkborn, sunlight kills. For the Lightborn, darkness is fatal. Living under a centuries-old curse, the Darkborn and the Lightborn share the city of Minhorne, coexisting in an uneasy equilibrium but never interacting. When Darkborn physician Balthasar Hearne finds a pregnant fugitive on his doorstep just before sunrise, he has no choice but to take her in. Tercelle Amberley's betrothed is a powerful Darkborn nobleman, but her illicit lover came to her through the daytime. When she gives birth to twin boys, they can see, something unheard of among the Darkborn. When men come for the boys, Balthasar is saved by the intervention of his Lightborn neighbour-and healed by the hands of his wife, Telmaine. Soon he finds himself drawn deeper into political intrigue and magical attacks, while Telmaine must confront a power she can no longer keep sheathed in gloves, a power she neither wants nor can control.
As a glassmaker and magician-in-training, Opal Cowen understands trial by fire. Someone has sabotaged the Stormdancer clan's glass orbs, killing their most powerful magicians. The Stormdancers, particularly the mysterious and mercurial Kade, require Opal's unique talents to prevent it happening again. When the mission goes awry, Opal must tap into a new kind of magic as stunningly potent as it is frightening. The further she delves into the intrigue behind the glass and the magic, the more distorted things appear. With lives hanging in the balance, including her own, Opal must control powers she never knew she possessed--powers that might lead to disaster beyond anything she's ever known.
Nightclub owner Vanda Barkowski is a vampire -- but who, these days, isn't? However, three of her former employees have filed a complaint about her temper, and she's forced to take an anger management class. Mortal Phil Jones, forbidden to her, has agreed to be her sponsor. But if Vanda knew who -- or what -- Phil really was, she'd reconsider her attraction to him.
A war-dragon of Babel crashes in the idyllic fields of a post-industrialized Faerie and, dragging himself into the nearest village, declares himself king and makes young Will his lieutenant. Nightly, he crawls inside the young fey's brain to get a measure of what his subjects think. Forced out of his village, Will travels with female centaur soldiers, witnesses the violent clash of giants, and acquires a surrogate daughter, Esme, who has no knowledge of the past and may be immortal.
The classic performance by Rob Inglis of Tokiens's magisterial work of epic fantasy, complete and unabridged on 46 CD's.
The nanotech-enhanced, world-weary soldier of fortune, Jon Moore, agrees to help a con man from a part of his past he'd rather forget, protect a very special young boy. But the situation grows complicated when a beautiful woman with an unclear agenda joins them. And then along come a ruthless gang boss, a heavily armed group of religious fanatics, and an interstellar government out to clean up a dangerous frontier world. Jon and Lobo are willing to do anything to save the life of the boy - but there may not be anything even they can do.
Marseguro, a water world far from Earth, is home to a colony of humans and the Selkies, a water-dwelling race created from modified DNA. For seventy years the colony lived in peace. Then Earth discovered Marseguro, and sent a strike force to eradicate this "abomination". But Marseguro created a genetically tailored plague to use against Earth's Holy Warriors. With the enemy defeated, Marseguro feels safe, but Chris Keating, the traitor who signaled Marseguro's location to the Holy Warriors, has fled to Earth, unknowingly carrying the plague within him. The people of Marseguro feel they must send life-saving vaccine to Earth, but only time will tell what awaits them when they reach their destination.
The Reetions want the answers Amel has locked deep inside his memory, and some of them want to change his personality medically. As the rising social hysteria sets the stage for diplomacy between the Reetions and Sevildom, Amel's Reetion-raised brother, Erien, is forced into realization that even a civilization based on total transparency can be twisted in its motives for pursuing the truth...prepared to stop at nothing to gain it.
The Divide is flooded, at great cost to human - and inhuman - life. Far from home, Sal, Shilly and Skender seek the source of the deluge in the legendary Hanging Mountains, traveling in a magical ship of bone. New threats await them in the fog forests of the Panic, and new tests of their friendship.
The sequel to SLAN, completed by Anderson from Van Vogt's partial draft and outline. Slans are a race of superior mutants in the far future, smarter and stronger than homo sapiens and able to read minds. Yet they are a persecuted minority, survivors of terrible genocidal wars, who live in hiding from the mass of humanity. Now a new war among the races of mankind bursts out, and all types of humanity struggle to survive, includin Jommy Cross, mutant hero of SLAN.
Two warring kingdoms send emissaries into uncharted waters at the edge of their maps to find the lost land of Eden. Armed with little more than wits their sea captains must brave witches and kraken, leviathan and mer-people.
3rd in the TECHNIC CIVILIZATION series, including a novella that appears in book form for the first time. The transition from the Polesotechnic league to the Terran Empire begins as threats against trade mount from alien barbarians.
Seething in the underworld is the Unnamed One, so furious that he's bringing the battle topside, unleashing a full-frontal assault on mankind for the offenses committed by the Vampire Huntress team. This time, Damali and Carlos must address serious human casualties and collateral damage - all the while the vampire councilman Nuit rebuilds Blood Music into more than a just another record label - into a media brainwashing empire for the dark lord.
Tess Corday, Occult Special Investigator for Vancouver's Mystical Crime Lab, is convinced that the identity of a killer in a series of brutal murders is locked in her own head. How many rules is she willing to break to get to the truth?
Kit Marley, playwright and spy in the service of Queen Elizabeth, has been murdered. Assuming Marley's role is William Shakespeare - but he is unable to create the magic needed to hold the Queen's enemies at bay. Resurrected by enchantment in Faerie, Marley is England's only hope. But before he can assist Will in the art of magic, he must uncover the traitor among the Prometheans responsible for his death.
A man awakes on the floor of a shabby Budapest apartment, his head glued to the floorboards with his own blood and a fortune in cash on the kitchen table. But soon he begins discovering hidden talents and cryptic clues -- and then there come the visions of impossible things: a burning man that stalks his dreams and haunts his mirrors, a pregnant young neighbour surrounded by an extraordinary golden aura. And as he pieces the clues together, everything points towards an astounding war between angels and demons - a battle not just for the future of the world but for the minds and souls of everyone in it.
London, 1666: the mortal civil war is over, but the Fae of the Onyx Court are still embroiled in strife. Then the fire breaks out. As humans struggle to halt the conflagration, the fae pits themselves against the spirit of the fire itself.
Working for a telepathic detective agency, Vaughan investigates a series of murders linked to the colony world of Mallory, and the slaughter of innocent aliens there by a colonial organization.
After 40 years of fighting the Slugs, the planets of a reunited mankind control the vital crossroads that secure their uneasy union. The doomsday weapon that can end the war (Slugbait: may contain peanuts), and the mighty fleet that will carry it to the Slug home world, lie within humanity's grasp.
An underground resistance is growing in Morganville to the domination of the evil vampire Bishop. In response he vows to obliterate the town and all who inhabit it -- the living and the undead. Claire Danvers and her friends are all who stand in his way.
Generations ago a powerful magician broke a sacred oath, nearly destroying the magic of the Maghuin Dhonn tribe. Young Moirin has the gift to summon twilight and conceal herself, but also senses the influence of foreign gods. Now she must discover the truth of her connection to Naamah, the D'Angeline goddess of desire. Luckily, it wasn't the goddess of livestock, or the god of small yellow squashes.
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.
Darquiel har Aralis is different from any other har. After a disastrous attempt to incept his closest friend, he attracts the attention of the mysterious Thiede, and learns that his origins are more astounding than he imagined. Loki har Aralis is the favoured son of the Tigrons in Immanion, but he too is unaware of his real heritage. When he is kidnapped to the stark realm of Thanatep, he must learn to walk the secret ways between the worlds before he can escape.
Archer Nicholas Hook is a long bowman in the army of Henry V. He is there among the yeomen of England, standing in the mud on the field of Agincourt, facing an overwhelming enemy, waiting for the inevitable destruction.
On a burn ward, a disfigured man's only comfort comes from imagining various inventive ways to end his misery. Then a wild-haired, schizophrenic sculptress on the lam from the psych ward upstairs walks into his hospital room. She insists that she has known him for seven hundred years, since they met in another hospital ward at a convent in medieval Germany, when she was a nun and he was a wounded mercenary left to die. Recommended.
Lt. Elliot Elliot, aka E Squared. A botched drug raid yanks him off the street and into a cubicle at the Pearson Institute of Health Sciences, where he's reduced to hunting down stolen laptops. Then the ultimate insult: track down an escaped lab animal, a seventy-five-pound black Labrador retriever. But the dog turns out to be an extraordinary creature at the heart of an international collision between science, money, lust, and life itself. And as Elliot struggles to understand what's going on, the dog must wage its own desperate battle for survival.
Laurel and Bess are touring bluegrass musicians who encounter two mysterious strangers with a powerful secret in Tucson, Arizona. In addition to their animal natures, Jim Changing Dog and Alice Corn Hair have been given human forms by the powerful Coyote Woman, but in return they must both find their true human loves in 100 years or be exiled into the animal world alone. Although Alice has found her love, trickster Jim hasn't been able to commit to one woman until he sets eyes on free-spirited Bess, just before the deadline. Battling time and a meddling motorcycle seductress, the two new lovers must risk intimacy and loss in their quest for love.
An epic battle for survival begins between man and vampire. From the creator of "Pna's Labyrinth", and a Hammett Award-winning writer.
10 years ago Melanippe Saka left the Amazon tribe to run a tattoo parlour in Madison, Wisconsin and raise her daughter. She thinks she's blending in as human, but apparently not -- someone is targeting young Amazon girls. What Amazon warrior would let that happen?
Isabelle Brunelle, priestess of the Serpent Coil, and Maximillian, the Lord of Elcho Falling, have raised the magic of Elcho Falling, and found new allies against the darkness in the mysterious Lealfast. More crucially still, Axis SunSoar, former god and current hero, has rediscovered the magical Star Dance and revived his legendary Strike Force to push back the evil hordes commanded by the DarkGlass Mountain. But victory is far from certain. Their enemy grows stronger through blood and betrayal and the Lealfast have their own agenda.
Assassins skulk in alleyways, but the quarry has turned and the hunters become the hunted. Hidden hands pluck the strings of tyranny like a fell chorus. While the bards sing their tragic tales, somewhere in the distance can be heard the baying of Hounds...And in the distant city of Black Coral, where rules Anomander Rake, Son of Darkness, ancient crimes awaken, intent on revenge.
Konowa Swift Dragon, former commander of the Empire's elite Iron Elves, has been banished in disgrace to the forest. But now he is summoned back, as a falling Red Star heralds the return of a magic long vanished from the earth. The entire affair appears doomed to be a suicide mission - and the soldiers recruited for the task are not at all what he expects. And worse, his key adversary in the perilous race for the Star is the dreaded power-hungry elf-witch known as the Shadow Monarch.
The first book in a WWII supernatural trilogy, a half-pixie doctor finds that the power to fight evil comes from places she'd never believe. She discovers there are vampires at work during the Blitz.
A routine hanging goes wrong and a murderer somehow survives the noose. The man announces that he is immortal - that he is, in fact, Cayal the Immortal Prince, hero of legend. 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 against her own good sense.
Second in the series featuring Proctor Brown, witch, during the American Revolutionary War.
After 35 years, Foster finally wraps it all up, answering all questions, tying up all loose ends, bringing the FLINX AND PIP series to a conclusion in one 416 page tome.
Move over, urban fantasy - here comes "suburban" fantasy -- stories of suburban sorcery by Harry Turtledove, Sarah A. Hoyt, Jan and S.M. Stirling, K. D. Wentworth, and more - including Esther Friesner herself.
Tess Noncoire, successful fantasy writer and Celestial Blade Warrior, has gone to a writers' conference in Las Vegas, taking along her mother, who is depressed over the death of her demon husband. Taking in one of Vegas' Big Acts, Tess is amazed to see winged dancers flying about the stage, seemingly unsupported by any wires. Then she discovers the dancers are actually faeries, held captive in the casino against their will. And if Tess and her sidekick demon Scrap don't help the faeries return to their own dimension, they - and their realm - will die.
Where tigers stalk and ground sloths sleep, amid sailing pirates and leaping dancers, young Bonnie ventures out with comb in hand to tame her friend's unruly mane. Picture Book, for children ages 4-8.
Menolly,Delilah, and Camille are the D'Artigo Sisters--half-human, half-Faerie operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. Their latest assignment is to root out the secret society responsible for unleashing chaos magic against the city - and to stop a demon from devouring Delilah's soul.
All her life Jazz has known them only as the "Uncles," and her mother seemed to fear them as much as depend on them. Now these enigmatic, black-clad strangers are after Jazz for reasons she can't fathom, and her only escape is to slip into the forgotten tunnels of London's vast underground. Here she will meet a tribe of survivors calling themselves the United Kingdom and begin an adventure that links her to the ghosts of a city long past, a father she never knew, and a destiny she fears only slightly less than the relentless killers who would commit any crime under heaven or earth to prevent her from fulfilling it.
Eddie Drood's evil-stomping skills have come to the attention of the legendary Alexander King, Independent Agent extraordinaire. The best of the best, King spent a lifetime working for anyone and everyone, doing anything and everything, for the right price. Now, he's on his deathbed and looking to bestow all of his priceless secrets to a successor, provided he or she wins a contest to solve the world's greatest mysteries. Eddie has to win, because King holds the most important secret of all to the Droods-the identity of the traitor in their midst.
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.
When a vampire serial killer sends Anita Blake a grisly souvenir from Las Vegas, she has to warn Sin City's local authorities what they are dealing with. Only it is worse than she thought. Ten officers and one executioner have been slain - paranormal style. Anita heads to Vegas, where she is joined by three other federal marshals, including the ruthless Edward. It is a good thing he always has her back, because when she gets close to the bodies, Anita senses 'tiger' too strongly to ignore it. The weretigers are very powerful in Las Vegas, which means the odds of her rubbing someone important the wrong way just got a lot higher.
A favour for Jason, vampire hunter Anita Blake's werewolf lover, puts her 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.
Madison Avery was killed by a Dark Reaper the night of her prom. But before she slipped into the hereafter, she was able to steal an amulet that allows her to remain on earth. In life after death however, the trouble's only just begun.
The best short form science fiction of 2008, selected by two of the most respected editors in the field, featuring new works by some of the most popular writers, such authors as Stephen Baxter, Neil Gaiman, and Alastair Reynolds. These stories have been published previously only in magazines.
Frank Carpenter, one of the foremost practioners of magic of our time, finds himself irresistably drawn to insurance - until he meets Jane. Jane is a high-flying corporate heroine with an annoying habit of falling out of trees and getting killed. Repeatedly.
The best SF published in 2008.
Alysha Gale is a member of a family capable of changing the world with the charms they cast. Then she receives word that she has inherited her grandmother's junk shop in Calgary, only to discover upon arriving that she will be serving the fey community. And when Alysha learns just how much trouble is brewing in Calgary, even calling in the family to help may not be enough to save the day.
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.
As magic begins to reassert its ancient dominion, Old Earth's foremost freelance discriminator, Henghis Hapthorn, and his intuition (now a separate person named Osk Rievor), are living apart, though they remain on good terms. But now there comes between them a woman of alluring mystery. Who is Hespira? Does she truly want either of them? Or has she come to destroy them both?
A fictional portrait of the historical figure believed by some to be the prototype for Bram Stoker's Dracula. [Vancouver author].
A battle-scarred Vietnam vet has been living alone deep in the woods, but when a group of weekend campers enter the area his fragile grasp on reality breaks and he believes he's back in the jungle -- surrounded by an enemy he needs to kill.
The wall of time has fallen, and the gods are free to ravage the world. The few that know of their escape into mortal lands are under the control of the malevolent Husk. Stella, a queen in hiding, makes a deal with the Undying Man even though she knows his agenda comes first. The fisherman, Noetos, seeks revenge for the deaths of his loved ones, not yet realizing that the enemy is closer than he imagines. And the unconventional cosmographer, Lenares, is the only one with the power to prevent the gods from destroying the world - yet the others don't believe her. The queen, the fisherman, and the cosmographer must travel to Andratan to confront Husk. But whether they can break free of his hold on them, and defeat the gods, is another matter entirely.
Pete Caldecott was just sixteen when she met Jack Winter, a larger-than-life mage who thrilled her with his witchcraft. Then a spirit Jack summoned killed him before Pete's eyes - or so she thought. Now a detective, Pete is investigating the case of a young girl kidnapped from the streets of London. An informant's prediction leads police to the child -- an informant who turns out to be Jack, strung out on heroin, who tells her the kidnappers are hiding in the supernatural shadow-world of the fey.
She was born in poverty, in a dusty village under the equatorial sun. She does not remember her mother, she does not remember her own name - her earliest clear memory is of the day her father sold her to the tall pale man. In the Court of the Pomegranate Tree, where she was taught the ways of a courtesan...and the skills of an assassin...she was named Emerald, the precious jewel of the Undying Duke's collection of beauties.She calls herself Green.The world she inhabits is one of political power and magic, where Gods meddle in the affairs of mortals. At the center of it is the immortal Duke's city of Copper Downs, which controls all the trade on the Storm Sea. Green has made many enemies, and some secret friends, and she has become a very dangerous woman indeed.
Eric can't remember who he ate for dinner yesterday, much less how he became a vampire in the first place. His best friend, Roger, is souring on the strip club he and Eric own together. And his girlfriend, Tabitha, keeps pressuring him to turn her so she can join him in undeath. It's almost enough to put a Vlad off his appetite. Almost.
Plucked from the ranks of slavery, protected by forces unseen, Hawkspar is put to trial and found worthy. With her eyes replaced by eyes of Hawkspar stone, she can slip into the streams of time. Her vision - of the past, the present, and the future - lets her see the secret of the Eyes - and their evil. Kings and despots come to her to know their futures. As she pulls apart the sticky threads of time to arrange the world to her satisfaction, the new avatar knows that she must find a way to use time to her own ends - to free the slaves once and for all, and to destroy the Eyes, even if it means destroying herself in the process.
Seventeen rapier-sharp stories of swordplay, magic, and adventure: features Rusch, Moscoe, Hoffman, Resnick, Coleman, York, Rabe and more.
A bad-boy vampire and a flighty Summoner attempt to scare up true love on the streets of London.
The second half of the FALL REVOLUTION series: CASSINI DIVISION and THE SKY ROAD in one volume.
A murder investigation brings former police detective Annie O'Brien in contact with the supernatural forces that destroyed the town of New Dominion nearly 100 years earlier.
Meet Nyx. This half-human, half-Drow private eye investigates paranormal crimes by day and is an elite Tracker of demons by night. When a terrifying force starts murdering innocent humans and paranorms, and leaving strange demonic symbols burned into their buildings, it's a case Nyx takes "very" personally. Meanwhile, Nyx's fellow Trackers are being killed one by one - and a sexy new Tracker named Torin is shadowing her every move. Torin has powers Nyx can't read, and sometimes she wonders whose side he's on.
The universe needs a reboot... In the twenty-first century magic has advanced with the times and has gone digital, and Ravirn, a computer savvy sorcerer and direct descendant of one of the three Fates, is thrown into a parallel world where magic runs on a different operating system. He will need mad skills to get out alive.
When the body of a murdered woman is found in the extraordinary, decaying city of Beszel, somewhere at the edge of Europe, it looks like a routine case for Inspector Tyador Borlu of the Extreme Crime Squad. But as he probes, the evidence begins to point to conspiracies far stranger, and more deadly, than anything he could have imagined. Soon his work puts him and those he cares for in danger. Borlu must travel to the only metropolis on Earth as strange as his own, the rich and vibrant city of Ul Qoma.
What lies beneath the millions of orbiting nanotech satellites that shroud the world called Haze? Major Keir Roget's mission is to make planetfall in secret, find out, and report back to his superiors in the Federation, the Chinese-dominated government that rules Earth and the colonized planets. Scouting Haze, he finds a culture seemingly familiar, yet frighteningly alien, with hints of a technology far superior to that of the Federation. Yet he is not certain how much of what he sees is real - or how to convey a danger he cannot even prove to his superiors, if he can escape Haze.
Seattle cop Joanne Walker returns from vacation to have her life turned upside down. She is pursued by a Celtic God and forced to acknowledge an aspect of the universe she's never seen before. Even if she survives she will forever be changed by this adventure.
Joanne Walker hasn't used her shamanic ability. But she can't resist peeking into the astral realm when she finds a young woman's body lying in the university gym shower. But that one peek involves her with some real-world witches out to set right a wrong done ages ago and puts her into the astral-world in a search for her spirit guide. She won't be able to ignore her destiny now that the battle lines are drawn.
Reluctant shaman Joanne Walker must stop the sleeping sickness that plagues Seattle (and her boss) and rescue Coyote, her spiritual mentor, from a black void that's draining away his life force.
Covert agent Sigmund Ausfaller, humanity's best defense against all conspiracies, real and potential - and imaginary - of foes both human and alien, may finally have met his match in Nessus, representative of the secretive Puppeteers, the elder race who wield vastly superior technologies. Nessus schemes in the shadows with Earth's traitors and adversaries, even after the race he represents abruptly vanishes from Known Space. As a paranoid, Sigmund had always known things would end horribly for him. Only the when, where, how, why, and by whom of it all had eluded him. That fog has begun to lift.
THE STARS ARE OURS and STAR BORN in one volume.
Because Captain Laurence has been jailed for treason and his dragon Temeraire consigned to breeding grounds in Wales, neither can respond as Napoleon's forces make their move and plant the eagle standard on British soil. Then Laurence's prison ship is sunk. He escapes and begins a desperate search to rejoin his dragon partner, while Temeraire rallies a motley band from the breeding grounds into a resistance force, striking at the French as they press north from London in pursuit of the royal family.
Tom Dreyfus is a Prefect, a law enforcement officer. His current case: investigating a murderous attack against one of the Glitter Band habitats that leaves nine hundred people dead. But then he uncovers an even greater threat - a covert plot by an enigmatic entity seeking nothing less than total control of the Glitter Band. Recommended.
The stories in Zima Blue represent a more optimistic take on humanity's future, a view that says there may be wars, there may be catastrophes and cosmic errors, but something human will still survive.
As civil war erupts on the world of Kerith, star-crossed elven lovers Rivergrace and Sevryn - marked for possession by both a demon and a vengeful goddess - must find a way to heal the rift between them, stand against their enemies, and save their world from an ancient threat.
PI Harper Blaine is killed by a two-bit perp's savage assault. Now, however, she finds herself a Greywalker - able to move between our world and the crossover zone, a world of ghosts, vampires, necromancers and sinister artifacts.
Saberhagen created three popular series: the Berserker stories and novels, the high fantasy Lost Swords series; and his Dracula series, the first novels to tell a story from the vampire's point of view. All three series are represented here, as well as gems from his other series, including his first-published story and his last-written story, marking the endpoints of a remarkable writer's remarkable career that spanned more than four decades.
Those who die in glory return as gods, to live confined to a pantheon in Hallandren's capital city of T'Telir. Here power derives from a magic based on an essence known as breath, derived one unit at a time from individuals. And here there are two princesses, sisters, one of whom must marry the God King Susebron.
Abra Barrow, unhappy that her husband has infected her with the rare werewolf virus (rare -- that's why you don't hear of it, much), moves to a small town. But then she starts losing her temper and her inhibitions and begins to rip out the throats of pets and small children. The SPCA wants her put down, but local men find her very attractive, despite her infection.
Cassandra Kresnov is a highly advanced hunter-killer android. She has escaped the League and fled to Callay, a member of the Federation. Now a trusted member of the security forces, she struggles to keep free of the political intrigues surrounding a vote to separate Callay from the Federation.
Officer Richard Oort of the Albuquerque Police Department is caught in the middle of this primal battle when he rescues a mysterious teenage girl from a trio of inhuman hunters. Recruited by the Lumina to serve as their latest paladin, Richard ends up fighting beside a handful of unlikely allies, including an adolescent sorceress, an enigmatic philanthropist, a sexy coroner, and a homeless god with multiple personalities. The Old Ones and their mortal pawns are determined to destroy Richard-or subvert him to their cause. And they have all powers of magic and organized religion at their disposal. As the gates between the universes shred apart, it may be up to Richard to save humanity from the endless horror of a new Dark Age.
A warp drive suddenly appears, its housing covered with coral and sea life. Seeking the ship to which the drive belonged, Captain Mikhail Volkov jumps into the unknown and crashes into the endless blue of the Sargasso Sea. This graveyard of rusting hulks is where spaceships go when they misjump through subspace. On the great oceans, humans live alongside aliens in uneasy peace. Volkoff's ship is damaged, his foster brother lost, and his sanity rattled, but he discovers a secret that might save the human race - but only if he can repair his ship and return home.
Dru Anderson has what her grandmother called 'the touch', which comes in handy when you are traveling from town to town with your dad, hunting ghosts, suckers, wulfen, and the occasional zombie. Then her dad turns up dead - but still walking - and Dru knows she is next. Even worse, she has two guys hungry for her affections, and they are not about to let the fiercely independent Dru go it alone. Will Dru discover just how special she really is before coming face-to-fang with whatever is hunting her?
In the far future Earth is dying. Society has reverted to a more primitive life, much like the Middle Ages. Two men, Matthew and his brother John, who calls himself "Firefly", set out to find the time traveller, the one person who can give purpose to their existence, the one individual who can still access past technology.
There are as many legends about the powerful Queen Olympias as there are of her famous son, Alexander the Great. Priestess of the Great Goddess, daughter of ruling house of Epiros, witch, and familiar of Serpents...she was a figure of mystery, fascination, and fear even during her own lifetime.
1945: Wehrmacht officer Hasso Pemsel, a career soldier on the losing end of the greatest war in history, fleeing from a sniper's bullet, finds himself hurled into a mysterious, fantastic world of wizards, dragons, and unicorns. There he allies himself with the blond-haired, blue-eyed Lenelli, and Velona, their goddess in human form, offering them his knowledge of warfare and weaponry in their genocidal struggle against a race of diminutive, swarthy barbarians known as Grenye. But soon, the savagery of the Lenelli begins to eat at Hasso Pemsel's soul, causing him to question everything he has long believed.
Kathy Castillo is a murdered MBA student brought back from the dead to serve as a valkyrie in the Norse god Odin's army. Her job is to recruit soldiers for the upcoming end of the world -- and kill those who don't join. But as the Twilight descends, she heads instead to Los Angeles, to get the help of the god Hermod to bring her murdered sister back from death.
Jon's most recent attempt at kindness has hurled him and Lobo, the intelligent assault vehicle and Jon's only friend, down an accelerating, ever more dangerous spiral involving: - private armies and government covert ops teams - a courtesan who always seems a step ahead of him - rival superpowers that define Good in terms of their own advantage and Ethics as whatever doesn't get in the way of their Good - and a brilliant, amoral scientist to whom human beings are just more experimental animals - and who might be Lobo's creator.
Sequel to OFF ARMAGEDDON REEF. Charis may control the world's seas, but it barely has an army worthy of the name. And as King Cayleb knows, far too much of the kingdom's recent good fortune is due to the secret manipulations of the more-than-human being that calls himself Merlin, on whose shoulders rests the last chance for humanity's freedom. Now, as Charis and its archbishop make the rift with Mother Church explicit, the storm gathers. Schism has come to the world of Safehold. Nothing will ever be the same.
Zoe Martinique is invisible when she travels. One night she witnesses a murder/soul-stealing and then learns to her shock that the killer cannot only see but hurt her.
Just when Zoe Martinique, formerly ordinary twenty-something, was getting used to the idea that she was possessed of extraordinary powers, she lost them. Without cause or warning. And at the worst possible time. Now, unless she can figure out how to go Wraith again, she won't be able to rescue her mother, whose soul is trapped on the Abysmal plane. Her only hope is to join forces with an old enemy, who has his own dark reasons for helping her. From him she learns that only a traumatic experience can bring the Wraith back. To get out-of-body, Zoe will have to look for big, dangerous trouble - and fast. For there is a deadly and powerful being within the Abysmal that wishes Zoe never existed - and it's coming for her.
Claire Haskell must hack the networks of Autumn Rain, outwit their attacks, and somehow foil their plot to take over the complex American computer networks known as the Zone. Her battle will take her throughout the Earth-Moon system, meeting steadfast loyalists and ruthless traitors.
Squabbling siblings Tyler and Lucinda think they're spending a boring summer in the country, but they quickly learn that Great-Uncle Gideon's farm is actually a compound filled with fantastical creatures - dragons, unicorns, flying monkeys, and more. Plus, the place is run by a strange collection of farmhands who seem to be hiding important secrets. When Tyler and Lucinda learn that an evil billionaire is determined to buy the farm - or, if he can't have his way, destroy it - they have to act fast, and together, to save the creatures they have come to love.
In the reign of President Deklan Comstock, a reborn United States is struggling back to prosperity. Over a century after the Efflorescence of Oil, after the Fall of the Cities, after the Plague of Infertility, after the False Tribulation, after the days of the Pious Presidents, the sixty stars and thirteen stripes wave from the plains of Athabaska to the national capital in New York City. In Colorado Springs, the Dominion sees to the nation's spiritual needs. In Labrador, the Army wages war on the Dutch. America, unified, is rising once again. Then out of Labrador come tales of a new Ajax - Captain Commongold, the Youthful Hero of the Saguenay. The ordinary people follow his adventures in the popular press. The Army adores him. The President is...troubled. Especially when the dashing Captain turns out to be his nephew Julian, son of the falsely accused and executed Bryce.
John Wright - like the Borges character who wished to write (word for word) the novel Don Quixote - word for word - 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.
Fourteen-year-old Jack Morgan and Draycos, a poet/warrior K'da dragon who can hide himself as a tattoo on Jack's back, have their backs to the wall. Neverlin, the man who killed Jack's parents and destroyed the scout fleet of which Draycos was the sole survivor, is about to ambush millions of K'da refugees, and kill them with a Death weapon that kills any living being within its range. To prevent Neverlin from eradicating the K'da race, Jack and Draycos must somehow disable the Death. But when Jack's friend Alison is captured, Jack gives himself up to keep her from being harmed. Neverlin, with Jack and Draycos as his prisoners, holds all the cards.
After the fall of Darth Caedus, Chief of State Natasi Daala orders the arrest of Luke Skywalker for failing to prevent Jacen Solo's turn to the dark side and his subsequent reign of terror as a Sith Lord. But it's only the first blow in an anti-Jedi backlash fueled by a hostile government and suspicious public. When Jedi Knight Valin Horn, scion of a politically influential family, suffers a mysterious psychotic break and becomes a dangerous fugitive, the Jedi become the target of a media-driven witch hunt.
The weary and demoralized crew of the Voyager is reunited for a journey that returns them to confront ghosts from the past.
The year is 2144, on a resource-starved Earth, where the Union Aerospace Corporation is given carte blanche on Mars. Special Ops Marine Lieutenant John Kane finds himself there just as scientists uncover wall glyphs and search for artifacts, having already brought to light the relic nicknamed "the Soul Cube" - and unknown to all, the bringer of destructive chaos and unspeakable horror.
The Souldrinkers are pitted against the remorseless necrons.
Watchman by day, vigilante by night, Shadowbane's world is turned upside down when he runs across a powerful wizard - in the form of a confused, hunted girl who finds herself at the heart of a fell plot. When his friends start dying and the girl is kidnapped, Shadowbane must choose between the darkness and the light in his heart: to avenge the deaths of his friends, or to let the villain live to face - and possibly escape - justice.
The Lich King wasn't always evil. Once he was Arthas Menethil, crown prince of Lordaeron and faithful paladin of the Silver Hand. Then a plague of undeath drove him into an ill-fated quest for a runeblade powerful enough to save his homeland. His descent into damnation will take him through the arctic northern wastes toward the Frozen Throne, where he would face, at long last, the darkest of destinies.
Dwarfs and elves are pitched into battle, allies in the quest to avenge the death of the dwarf king's son.
An anthology of short stories set during the time of the Horus Heresy, featuring tales by star writers Dan Abnett, Graham McNeill, James Swallow, Mike Lee and more.
Hellboy travels to Pompeii where he unearths the shriveled corpse of a demon hunter who was buried during the AD 79 eruption of Vesuvius, and it tells him of the fire-demon that escaped the grip of the volcano leading to that devastating eruption.
Iakhovas has plotted for long bitter years to regain the powers that were torn from him by an angry goddess. Oblivious to the growing danger of the undersea civilizations, the surface world is about to awaken to a new horrifying threat from the sea.
What begins as a chance encounter between an alien privateer and a human freighter catapults mankind into a struggle for its very existence. But humanity is also locked in a bitter civil war known as the Insurrection. The survival of of a properous outpost farming planet falls to a squad of battle-weary UNSC Marines and their inexperienced colonial militia trainees.
On the cusp of their epic battle with Shinzon, many of Captain Jean-Luc Picard's long-time crew were heading for new assignments and new challenges. Among the changes were William Riker's promotion to captain and his new command, Riker's marriage to Counselor Deanna Troi, and Dr. Beverly Crusher's new career at Starfleet Medical. But the story of what set them on a path away from the Starship Enterprise has never been told - until now.
Gaven has fulfilled part of the prophecy and become the Storm Dragon. Now he seeks the Draconic Prophecy at its source in Argonessen, the dragon nation - but as he travels toward that ancient continent, Gaven may discover more than he suspected. Meanwhile, Aundairian loyalists - assisted by a sinister dragon cabal - are assembling the Dragon Forge: an eldritch machine designed to harness the power of a Siberys dragonmark and amplify it. In this case, to create a devastating storm of hail and acid rain to go before Aundair's armies as they march into the Eldeen Reaches. And they know just the dragonmarked to use...
Lex Luthor, Superman's arch-enemy , is leveraging international tensions to build a military-industrial empire, competing against his business rival 'Wayne Industries', run by Gotham City's enigmatic millionaire, Bruce Wayne. The shadowy vigilante Batman haunts Gotham's streets - and the police are as afraid as the criminals. In Metropolis, Daily Planet reporters, Clark Kent and Jimmy Olsen, are covering the crash of a rumored flying saucer. Meanwhile, Lois Lane pursues a dangerous expose of Luthorcorps secrets.
As nefarious forces work to hasten the cataclysmic realignment of Alara's five planes for their own gain, Ajani, a fierce leonin planeswalker, struggles to bring justice and resolution to his brother's death. Noble warrior Rafiq searches for the source of the of this evil that has invaded his world. And Sarkhan Vol, planeswalker and dragon hunter, taps into a power so pure and ancient, it threatens to consume him even as he revels in its unadulterated totality.
Omnibus edition collecting the novels, GREY KNIGHTS, DARK ADEPTUS and HAMMER OF DAEMONS from the popular Warhammer 40,000 Grey Knights series.
With the enemy in hot pursuit, Jaina Solo is forced to seek haven in the unprotected, unfriendly Hapes Cluster, where the Jedi are held responsible for a past tragedy - and where the royal family has grim plans for their famous Jedi guest. Even more sinister are the intentions of the Yuuvhan Vong, desperate to capture Jaina for a hideous sacrifice.
One hundred years ago, the Akanamere was ravaged by the Spellplague, drying the lake and leaving behind a nightmarish landscape of frozen waves, distorted creatures, and a strange being whose song drives listeners to carry out what they believe are the singer's orders. When a genasi girl is kidnapped by these fanatics, her troubled sister must brave the wilds of the Mere-That-Was to save them both from an gruesome fate.
In the far reaches of the galaxy, a machine of war bursts into existence in a place and time it was never meant to be. On a mission of retribution for the destruction of his planet, its half-mad captain seeks the death of every intelligent being, and the annihilation of every civilized world. Kirk and Spock, two completely different and unyielding personalities must find a way to lead the only crew, aboard the only ship, that can stop him.
The fourth TERMINATOR movie reaches cinemas on 22 May 2009. Judgment Day has come to pass and Skynet has destroyed much of the world's population. In this post-apocalyptic world, the resistance, led by John Connor, continues its brutal fight for survival.
Alliances fray, distrust grows, suspicions mount, and traitors come out of the shadows. Optimus Prime, the powerful leader of the Autobots, is on the defense as battles flare up from Australia to Zimbabwe. But escalating Decepticon attacks will culminate in a final confrontation from which no one-man or machine-will emerge unscathed.
The fallen shall rise again: this cryptic warning is ignored by the national security adviser who feels the ruthless Decepticon threat is no more. The allies are victorious, the enemy has been defeated, and the world is safe. Small attacks around the world have been contained, and the remaining pieces of the coveted Allspark are locked in an electromagnetic vault on one of the most secure Naval bases in the world. But nothing is at it seems, and there is a shift in the shadows. Things can change in an instant–and fragile peace will become all-out war.
Florin Falconhand and his friends have always wanted adventure - but when it finally finds them, it turns out to be a lot more than they bargained for.
Heroic fantasy tale of the gallant knights of Bretonnia, set in the world of Warhammer.
The life and career of William Shatner, as perceived by that most astute of Shatner-watchers, William Shatner.
Nothing will stop the apocalyptic horror unleashed when Palpatine utters the chilling words: Execute Order 66. Translation: The Jedi have tried to stage a coup, and all must be shot on sight. With their faith in the Republic and their loyalty to their Jedi allies put to the ultimate test, how will the men of Omega and Delta squads react to the most infamous command in galactic history?
When Peter Parker learns that his old enemy the Rhino is on a rampage in Times Square, he suits up. But he's unexpectedly foiled in his attempts by the Black Cat, a former ally and old flame. He must team up with her against a group of Ancients. But what will Mary Jane Parker have to say about that? Peter isn't sure which is worse - the Ancients trying to drain his life force, or the wrath of a jealous wife.
A distress call turns a first contact into a threat of interstellar war when Kirk saves the life of a man left to die by his own telepathic people.
Something is causing trouble in the City of the Dead, and Sophraea Carver, born and bred next to the historic graveyard, is determined to solve the mystery before it places all of Waterdeep in peril.
Anthology of Warhammer 40,000 stories.
Newly promoted Admiral Hayes gives La Forge a shocking ultimatum: his VISOR is a security risk, and he must either have it replaced with ocular implants or be transferred to a less-sensitive post. Meanwhile, Troi has some issues of her own. Though she knows that her mother, Lwaxana, recently remarried to the Tavnian named Jeyal, she was unaware of the subsequent pregnancy - and now Lwaxana's about to give birth. To make matters worse, the Tevnian government has decided that, even though Lwaxana and Jeyal have since divorced, the child still belongs to them.
KILLING GROUND picks up where DEAD SKY, BLACK SUN leaves off as Uriel finds himself on a chaos world and with choices to make, none of which are very appealing or may bring him home.
The new Ultramarines adventure in the Warhammer 40,000 series.
Balif founded the city of Balifor, granted the kender a homeland, was an advocate for the wizard Vedvedsica, lived under a curse, was altered by the Graygem - but no one elf could do all those things. Or could he?
Begins the Empire Army series, focusing on Reiksguard knights: young Delmar von Reitendorf is thrust onto the battlefield where he strives to restore his family's honour.