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.
Now available in pocketbook. Bitter and merciless war is coming from the frozen north. It's bloody and dangerous and the Union army, split by politics and hamstrung by incompetence, is utterly unprepared for the slaughter that's coming. In the heat-ravaged south, the Gurkish are massing to assault the city of Dagoska, defended by Inquisitor Glokta, braced for the inevitable defeat and massacre to come, and prepared to make the Gurkish pay for every inch of land. And to the east, a small band of malefactors travel to the edge, and the end, of the world. Recommended.
As a handler, Corine Solomon can touch any object and know its history. It is too bad that she can not seem to forget her own. With ex-boyfriend Chance in tow, Corine journeys back home to Kilmer, Georgia in order to discover the truth behind her mother's death and the origins of her "gift". While trying to discover the secrets of her past, Corine and Chance, discover that something is rotten in the state of Georgia. Inside Kilmer's borders there are signs of a dark curse affecting the town and its residents.
An evil usurper has overthrown the true king and enslaved an empire. And now even a peaceful mountain enclave of seers is no refuge. It's up to one young bard to find a prince and re-forge an ancient instrument.
Having sided with the peaceful Lemurians against the savage, reptilian Grik, Lt. Commander Matthew Reddy and his crew now find themselves scrambling to prepare for the attack that is sure to come, searching for resources to support their forces-even as they look for allies to join their struggle. Meanwhile, the Japanese juggernaut "Amagi," also trapped in this strange world, is under Grik control-with her fanatical commander approaching madness. And soon they will have amassed a force that no amount of firepower and technology will be able to stop.
A collection of classic, humorously twisted sf tales together with the full-length novel THE STEEL, THE MIST AND THE BLAZING SUN, and its prequel novella.
In this new collection of shorter fiction some of Armstrong's most tantalizing lead characters appear alongside her unforgettable supporting players.
I'm Chloe. Only two weeks ago, life was all too predictable. Now along with my supernatural friends Tori, Derek, and Simon, I'm on the run from the Edison Group, which genetically altered us as part of their sinister experiment. We're hiding in a safe house that might not be as safe as it seems. We'll be gone soon anyway, back to rescue those we left behind and take out the Edison Group...or so we hope.
Secret government operative Sasha Trudeau doesn't like what she's seeing in New Orleans - a series of brutal and bloody slayings that appear to be wolf-like attacks. It might be the work of a copy cat killer - vampire or Unseelie or some other enemy of the Seelie clan. But while Sasha races to find suspects and motives, the panic level is rising - and the city's human population is clamoring for an all-out wolf hunt.
At a bizarre crime scene, Jace Valchek finds a bloodsucker murdered by magic, fried to the bone and dressed in the costume of the comic book hero the Flash - a character who isn't supposed to exist here. Comic books have been outlawed for their powers, including crossover spells like the one that transported Jace to this world. Soon, she's following a trail of dead bodies into the sinister underworld of black-market comics - where a deranged madman gives new meaning to the term "super-villain..". [Local author].
Gavyn Donatti is the world's unluckiest thief. But then his luck finally turns: right when Trevor's thugs have him cornered, a djinn, otherwise known as a genie, appears to save him. Unfortunately, this genie - who goes by the very non-magical name of "Ian" - is more Hellboy than dream girl. An overgrown and extremely surly man who seems to hate Donatti on the spot, he may call Donatti master, but he isn't interested in granting three wishes. He informs Donatti that he is bound to help the thief fulfill his life's purpose, and then he will be free. The problem is that neither Donatti nor Ian has any idea what exactly that purpose is.
It is a war that has been fought throughout the centuries - with the fate of Rome to Christendom to modern America at stake. Now, during World War II, Germany launches a successful invasion of England. But in secret they are waging a war on an even larger scale. Trapped in the middle of it is Mary Wooler, an American historian caught in the Blitz and tangled up in strands of history; her son Gary, fighting a ruthless invader at civilization's frontier; and Ben Kaman, a Jewish refugee whose very dreams place him at the heart of a conspiracy that threatens the very fabric of the tapestry of time.
Anya Kalinczyk spends her days as an arson investigator with the Detroit Fire Department, and her nights pursuing malicious spirits with a team of eccentric ghost hunters. Anya - who is the rarest type of psychic medium, a Lantern - suspects a supernatural arsonist is setting blazes to summon a fiery ancient entity that will leave the city in cinders. By Devil's Night, the spell will be complete, unless Anya - with the help of her salamander familiar and the paranormal investigating team - can stop it.
The opportunistic owner of the Seven Deadlies demon club in Philadelphia enlists exorcist Morgan Kingsley's help when demons start showing up in the unwilling bodies of rough trade club-goers in alarming numbers.
Lukka, a Hittite soldier goes in search of the vicious slave traders who kidnapped his wife and sons. He tracks them all the way to war-torn Troy. There he proves himself a warrior to rank with noble Hector and swift Achilles. Lukka is the man who built the Trojan horse for crafty Odysseus, who toppled the walls of Jericho for the Isrealites, who stole beautiful Helen - the legendary face that launched a thousand ships - from her husband Menaleus after the fall of Troy and fought his way across half the known world to bring her safely to Egypt.
As darkness falls each night, the corelings rise - demons who well up from the ground like hellish steam. They possess supernatural strength and powers and burn with a consuming hatred of humanity, slowly culling the human herd that shelters behind magical wards-symbols of power whose origins are lost in myth and mystery. Now, with hope for the future fading, three young survivors of vicious demon attacks will dare the impossible, stepping beyond the crumbling safety of the wards to risk everything in a desperate quest to regain the secrets of the past. Recommended.
Once the Shar'Dama Ka and the Warded Man were friends, brothers in arms. Now they are fierce adversaries. Caught between them are Renna, a young woman pushed to the edge of human endurance; Leesha, a proud and beautiful healer whose skill in warding surpasses that of the Warded Man himself; and Rojer, a traveling fiddler whose uncanny music can soothe the demons - or stir them into such frenzy that they attack one another.
When mechanic/shapeshifter Mercy Thompson attempts to return a powerful Fae book she's borrowed, she finds the bookstore locked up and closed down. It seems the book contains secret knowledge that the Fae would do just about anything to keep out of the wrong hands.
Long ago, Susan Rodriguez was Harry Dresden's lover-until she was attacked by his enemies, leaving her torn between her own humanity and the bloodlust of the vampiric Red Court. Susan then disappeared to South America, where she could fight both her savage gift and those who cursed her with it. Now Arianna Ortega, Duchess of the Red Court, has discovered a secret Susan has long kept, and she plans to use it-against Harry. To prevail this time, he may have no choice but to embrace the raging fury of his own untapped dark power. Because Harry's not fighting to save the world... He's fighting to save his "child."
When his father disappears, Gavin looks into his father's research. This time his father might have been onto something. The more Gavin learns of the secrets hidden beneath the city for centuries, the more he realizes that the people he sees on the street every day may not be people at all.
600 years before the events in the BLACK MAGICIAN trilogy. When Tessia demonstrates her unknown reserves of magic, she becomes apprentice to the local magician Lord Dakon. She is delighted by the study, the self-discipline, the riches and the frequent trips to the great city of Imardin. But along with the excitement and privilege, Tessia is about to discover that her magical gifts bring with them a great deal of responsibility. For great danger looms on the horizon for Tessia and her world.
24 stories, each featuring Card's own introduction for each story. You also get his commentary on his life and work.
Alexia Tarabotti, the Lady Woolsey, awakens in the wee hours of the mid-afternoon to find her husband, who should be decently asleep like any normal werewolf, yelling at the top of his lungs. Then he disappears - leaving her to deal with a regiment of supernatural soldiers encamped on her doorstep, a plethora of exorcised ghosts, and an angry Queen Victoria. But Alexia is armed with her trusty parasol, the latest fashions, and an arsenal of biting civility. Even when her investigations take her to Scotland, the backwater of ugly waistcoats, she is prepared: upending werewolf pack dynamics as only the soulless can. She might even find time to track down her wayward husband, if she feels like it. Recommended.
A startlingly handsome man named Packard peers into the soul of hardcore hypochondriac Justine Jones and invites her to join his private crime-fighting team. Soon she is plunging into a world of wizardry, eroticism and cosmic secrets.
Army engineer Eduardo Torres stumbles onto the plans for a quantum-energy battery. It could slow civilization's inevitable descent into environmental disaster, but Torres has other plans. Forming a private army, he uses the device to revive an abandoned space colonization effort in an ambitious campaign to lead humanity to a new life in a distant solar system.
Some of the world's most talented SF writers (including Alastair Reynolds and Kay Keyon) show how things can change for the better. From gritty polyannas to workable futures, from hard-fought progress to a better tomorrow; heart-warming and mind-expanding stories that will (re-) awaken the optimist in you!
The Adamantine Palace lies at the centre of an empire that grew out of ashes. Once dragons ruled the world and man was little more than prey. Then a way of subduing the dragons through alchemy was discovered, and now the dragons are bred to be mere mounts for knights and highly valued tokens in the diplomatic power-plays that underpin the rule of the competing aristocratic houses.
19 all-new tales of interstellar adventure and wonder, including stories from Asher, John Barnes, Doctorow, Kessel, Lake, Meaney, Moon, Nix, Mike Resnick, Robson, Rusch, Scalzi, Sterling, Peter Watts, Sean Williams, Tad Williams, Willingham, Robert Charles Wilson and John C. Wright. Recommended.
Kraljica Allesandra sits on the Sun Throne of a much-diminished Holdings empire, while her son Jan rules the rival Coalition of Firenzcia. The schism between them threatens to tear apart the realm when they need solidarity the most. Facing powerful threats, from the rising influence of the Numetodo sect to the fundamentalist preacher Nico Morel, as well as the army of Tehuantin from across the sea, Allesandra and Jan must each find a pathway to survival for themsleves and their people.
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.
Jim Dasher, agent of the Conclave of Shadows, discovers bloody evidence of a horrific sacrifice in a hidden desert fortress. Barely escaping with his life, he alerts the great magician Pug and the rest of the Conclave. Still in mourning following the loss of his wife and son to the demon legion, Pug must put aside personal pain as he leads the Conclave and their allies-two renegade Star Elves and an untested young Knight-Adamandt - against this latest threat to their world.
The planet Miran had sent a spaceship to rendezvous with the enormous vessel that was approaching their star system. The vessel's design was odd - a multitude of separate globular habitats in a framework - and most of the alien team that entered one of the habitats were slaughtered by savage creatures called "humans." One alien had barely managed to escape to another habitat where the humans were more friendly, if rather technologically backward. But he needed to get back to his spaceship, and he would need one human's help to do that. They would have to travel through several more habitats, each one isolated from the other, each with its own bizarre dangers and customs. And friendliness toward strangers was not one of those customs.
The Hound Bridget ban has vanished and her daughter, the harper Mearana enlists the scarred man, Donovan, to aid her in her search. With the reluctant assent and financial aid of the Kennel, they set forth. Bridget ban was following hints of an artifact that would "protect the League from the Confederacy for aye." Together, they follow Bridget ban's trail to the raw worlds of the frontier, edging ever closer to the uncivilized and barbarian planets of the Wild.
Psychologist to the paranormal Gillian Key has a new patient. He is a vampire who calls himself Csangal, but he is also a creature hiding his true motives-and his true identity: Dracula.
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. Recommended.
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.
Will an arranged marriage between a vampire and a werewolf princess put an end to a longstanding battle between their kinds or will their growing love become a sacrifice of war?
This second volume of The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy features over a quarter million words of fiction by some of the genre's greatest authors, as selected by Rich Horton, a well-known and well-received contributor to many of the field's most respected magazines.
Dr. Lawrence Silver vanished while researching a mysterious phenomenon near the South Pole. His beautiful daughter wants to know where and why - and it's up to Gabriel Hunt to find out. But what they'll discover at the heart of nature's most brutal climate could change the world forever.
The frozen land at the north of the world was once ruled by a legendary nation of superhuman warriors. But that age has passed, leaving ancient clans to struggle for dominance as supernatural forces beyond their control threaten their very existence. Amid the chaos of world-changing violence, unlikely heroes emerge. An unwanted warrior, a forsaken woman of power, the betrayed widow of a slain clan chief: these are the heroes rising to claim what has been taken from them and to reshape the world.
Shen Tai is the son of General Shen Gao, who led the forces of the Imperial Kitai against their western enmies from Tagur twenty years before. Forty thousand on both sides perished beside a remote mountain lake. After his father's death, Tai spent two years in official mourning, alone at the battlesite laying to rest the unburied bones of the dead. The White Jade Princess in Tagur has sent him 250 Sardian horses, in recognition of his courage and honour done to the dead. This unthinkably magnificent gift sends Tai east toward the imperial capital. Recommended.
Fang Kattalakis is not just a wolf, he is the brother of the most powerful Omegrion: the ruling council that enforces the laws of the Were-hunters. War erupts among the lycanthropes and sides must be chosen. The woman Fang loves is accused of betraying her people and Fang must break the law of his people and the faith of his brothers in order to save her.
Young Wynter Moorehawke returns to court with her dying father - to find that the king has become a violent despot, terrorizing those he once loved. His son and heir Alberon has fled into exile and now there are whispers everywhere of rebellion. Meanwhile, Alberon's half-brother Razi has been elevated to his throne. He struggles to meet his King's demands while remaining loyal to his beloved brother and to his friend-Wynter. And at the heart of matters is a secret that no one dares speak of.
Rebecca Morris is suffering from an excess of magic. Things have disappeared: her boyfriend; her life savings; and three and a half million dollars from the theatre company that pays both of their salaries. (Coincidence, um, no...). Also the groundbreaking play that she has slaved over has vanished in a puff of copyright-colored smoke. Other weirder things have appeared: a genie in a magic lamp who grants wishes. Becca's putting that last wish on hold and hopes that her good wishes do not go oh-so wrong.
Marketing manager Katherine "Kitty" Katt steps into the middle of a domestic dispute turned ugly. It only turns uglier when the man turns into a winged monster, straight out of grade-Z horror movie and goes on a killing spree. Though Kitty should run away, she springs into action to take the monster down. In the middle of the chaos, a handsome hunk named Jeff Martini appears, sent by the "agency" to perform crowd control. He is Kitty's kind of guy, no matter what planet he is from. From now on, things are going to be sexy, dangerous, and out of this world.
Carrera's won his war, and inflicted a horrific revenge upon his enemies. But the Tauran Union is planning an attack. The criminals of neighbouring states are already attacking, and threatening to embroil him in a war with the planet's premier power. His only living son is under fire among the windswept mountains of Pashtia. An enemy fleet is hunting his submarines. His organization has been infiltrated by spies. One of the two governments of his adopted country, Balboa, is trying to destroy everything he's built and reinstitute rule by a corrupt oligarchy.
Rejoin the Librarian and the Chinese submarine captain, the British sailor, the clockwork man, and the young sorceress who has gone south of the great equatorial wall. This adventure in Lake's Clockwork Earth continues the tale begun in "Escapement."
Thrust mid-year into a school for pilots far from the safe haven of her birth home on scholarly Delgado, young Theo Waitley excels in hands-on flying while finding that she's behind the curve in social intricacies as well as in math. After a series of confrontations, fights, and ultimately a riot after which she is thanked for not killing anyone, Theo is named a "nexus of violence" by the school's administration. Facing suspension and carrying little more than a hastily procured guild card, a pistol taken from an attacker, and the contents of her pants pockets, Theo must quickly decide if she's ready to return to Delgado in disgrace, or launch herself into the universe as a freelance pilot with credentials she's already earned.
Edited by award-winning editors Jonathan Strahan and Charles Brown, this new collection of the grand master's fiction covers all facets of his work, and features an Introduction by Neil Gaimen and an Afterword by Michael Chabon.
Brenda Morris has barely time to become accustomed to the idea that she has some of the powers of the Rat, a member of the Chinese Zodiac and that her elderly aunt Pearl, is the Dragon. Brenda learns that her ancestors came from a magical place, the Lands of Smoke and Sacrifice, created during the time of the first emperor. Now generations later, the Lands are once again at war and the magics of the Thirteen Orphans are needed. The Orphans have to build the Nine Gates; but first they must save the Four Guardians of the Land Between.
The Olympians, living incarnations of the Ancient Greek gods, have brought permanent order and stability to the world. Resistance has proved futile, and now humankind is under the jackboot of divine oppression. Then former London police officer Sam Akehurst receives an invitation too tempting to turn down, the chance to join a small band of geurilla rebels armed with high-tech weapons and battlesuits.
An ancient nomadic tribe faces a new enemy - an Empire fueled by technology and war. A young spiritwalker of the Aniw and a captain in the Ciracusan army find themselves unexpectedly thrown together. The Aniw girl, taken prisoner from her people, must teach the reluctant soldier a forbidden talent - one that may turn the tide of the war and will surely forever brand him an outcast.
Italy. 11th Century. The Byzantine Empire rules much of Europe and in the Italian states it does so through force and bribery, but the indigenous populations are restless. Arduin of Fassano, with the Lombard and Norman men he commands, are mercenaries for the young and enterprising Byzantine general, Michael Doukeianos. Doukeianos apponts Arduin to protect the fortress of Melfi, unaware that Arduin feels the time may have come to rejoin his Lombard brethren and rise up in revolt against their Eastern rulers.
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.
Sequel to DANCE OF KNIVES, set on 22nd century Cortes Island (on the coast of British Columbia). Simon Lau has been rescued from Vancouver's underground and smuggled to a remote cabin to heal. But enemies from the Vancouver tongs have arrived in nearby Campbell River and the notorious Dr. Smith, an expert in alterations and reprogramming, is in hot pursuit of Simon.
ABSORPTION is the first novel of Ragnarok, a new space opera trilogy of high-tech space warfare, unitary intelligences made up of millions of minds, the bizarre physics of dark energy, quantum mechanics, and a mindblowing rationale for Norse mythology.
When the staff of Witches Incorporated receive a visitor from an alternate reality they are shocked to learn that the parallel world next door is in the grip of terror, staring down the barrel of a thaumaturgical war: a war that threatens to spill across the dimensions. But the one person who can stop a rogue wizard -- another rogue wizard -- can't be found.
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.
Abby thought she and Steve could stop the shaved vampire cat Chet and his recently turned meowing minions, but Chet, it seems, has a weird reaction to vampirism. He's getting bigger and smarter, and starting to think and act human. But no, she'll need the help of Tommy and Jody.
Okay, so jogging through Central Park after midnight wasn't a bright idea. But Margrit Knight never thought she'd encounter a dark new world filled with magical beings - not to mention a dying woman and a mysterious stranger with blood on his hands. The mystery man, Alban, was a gargoyle, one of the Old Races who had hidden their existence for centuries. Now he was a murder suspect, and he needed Margrit's help to take the heat off him and find the real killer.
Level-headed Magrit Knight is New York City's only legal counsel to the fabled Old Races. But when she's summoned to negotiate a peace treaty among rival factions, her own mortal world threatens to fall apart. Margrit's been in hot water before, but re-entering the underworld brings a new set of problems. Also a new set of friends and enemies, including a ruthless vampire mobster, a dragonlord who won't take no for an answer, a band of subversive selkies - and Alban Korund, the uberhot gargoyle who got her into this mess, and whose granite-strong touch still haunts her every fantasy.
New York City lawyer Margrit Knight is responsible for the war that has erupted among the five Old Races. Ending it will be her toughest negotiation yet.
Allan Carpenter escaped from hell once but remained haunted by what he saw and endured. He has now returned, on a mission to liberate those souls unfairly tortured and confined. Partnering with the legendary poet and suicide, Sylvia Plath, Carpenter is a modern-day Christ who intends to harrow hell and free the damned. But now that he's returned to this Dantesque Inferno, can he ever again leave?
When Lucy Fisher returns home from a not-quite-dreamy vacation to Hawaii, she's shocked to see how much her life has changed: her fiance's left her, her boss's fired her, and, oh, right-she's dead. And to make things worse, she's going back to school-ghost school-where she'll need to learn how to make ghostly whispers, move objects, and conduct energy if she wants to get promoted to the next level closer to heaven.
There is evil magic abroad and Earth's history has changed. The Germans have won WWII and America is a nuclear wasteland. Hugo Rene, his faithful companion Rizla, the Lad Himself and the Retromancer set out to rewrite history the way it should be. They return to London to solve the twelve cosmic conundrums. They must match their wits against spies, killer robots and the sinister Count Otto Black, all the while finding time to eat at the swankiest eateries without ever paying the bill.
It is 1494 when the tragic death of the ruler of Ferghana leaves his only son, twelve-year-old Babur, facing a seemingly impossible challange: to live up to the example of his great ancestor, Tamburlaine, whose conquests stretched from Delhi to the Mediterranean, from wealthy Persia to the wildernesses along the Volga. But Babur is dangerously young to inherit a kingdom so his precarious reign will be fraught with danger, in a world of tribal rivalries, rampaging armies and ruthlessly ambitious enemies.
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.
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. Nebula nominee. Recommended.
The emerging consciousness that calls itself Webmind has come to the attention of WATCH, a secret government agency that monitors the Internet for any threat to the United States, and they're fully aware of Caitlin's involvement in its awakening. WATCH is convinced that Webmind is a risk to national security and want it purged from cyberspace.
All original stories about the return of Cthulhu and the Old Ones to Earth. What would the reign of Cthulhu be like on a totally transformed planet where mankind is no longer the master?
The Cardinal is the City and the City is The Cardinal. They are joined at the soul. When Al Jeery is seconded by The Cardinal from guard duties at Party Central to investigate the murder of a woman at a hotel he little suspects that the dead woman will turn out to be his girlfriend.
The Cardinal Capac Raimi is the unkillable ruler of the City -- though that doesn't stop his enemies from trying. But now things are changing...
When Devin Guthrie's 19 year old nephew Trip goes missing after his bodyguard is murdered, he must renew his relationship with the beautiful take-charge pilot Makaiden Griggs in order to bring Trip back alive.
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.
Cop Richard Oort has become CEO of Lumina Enterprises, a mysterious, globe-girdling operation, replacing the previous guy, who appears to have also been Prometheus. Now Prometheus is bound, and the job of taking the fight to the next level is his
Trella's life is comsumed by her job--testing, cleaning, and making sure the pipes in her world are working. She has a few friends and spends her free time exploring the Upper Levels(where her people are forbidden to go). Trella's peaceful life is disturbed when a prophet comes and promises a better life for her people. Reluctlantly, Trella gets involved with protecting this prophet and soon finds herself in the middle of a rebellion.
Is Ralf, the comedian from the future, just doing schtick, or is he what he claims to be, an emissary sent back from a terminal future to save the human race from its own stupidity through laughter? Or could he even be something more? Maybe much more? In fact, HE WALKED AMONG US is also a metaphysical novel about mind and time and space, and, given enough of all three, surely there will be more things therein than are dreamt of in our philosophies. Or not.
Toby was a lonely, unhappy teenager without friends. But the creature would be his friend. It would be there when Toby needed someone to talk to. And it would take care of the bullies that wouldn't leave Toby alone. After all, the creature needed to eat.
Tolkien's own version of the legend behind the Nibelungenlied.
23 stories take us on a twisted fun ride into some future times and parallel universes where characters as diverse as a one-legged International Actuarial Forensics specialist, a pharmaceutical guinea pig, and a far-sighted fetus engage in their own games of the survival of the fittest. Includes a new story from William Gibson.
Rear Admiral Michelle Henke is given a command far away from the war's battle lines. What she didn't realize was that she would find herself on a collision course, not with a hostile government, but with the interstellar syndicate of criminals known as Manpower. And Manpower had its own plans for eliminating Manticore as a possible threat to its lucrative slave trade, deadly plans which remain hidden in the shadows.
The mystic warrior-monk named Merlin Athrawes knows that Safehold is the last human planet in existence, and that the stasis the Church was created to enforce will be the human race's death sentence if it is allowed to stand. The Church's juggernaut is rumbling down on Charis, but Merlin Athrawes and a handful of extraordinary human beings stand in its path.
Sabina Kane doesn't have the best track record when it comes to family. After all, her own grandmother, the leader of the vampire race, just tried to kill her. When she arrives in New York to meet the mage side of her family, the reunion takes the fun out of dysfunctional. On top of that, the Hekate Council wants to use her as a pawn in the brewing war against the vampires. Her mission will take her into the bowels of New York's Black Light district, entangles her in mage politics, and challenges her beliefs about the race she was raised to distrust. And Sabina thought "vampires" were bloodthirsty.
Gene Wolfe has produced possibly the finest and most significant body of short fiction in the SF and fantasy field in the last fifty years, and is certainly among the greatest living writers to emerge from the genres. This is the first retrospective collection of his entire career.
A novel told through a series of letters. A man recently released from jail meets a real estate agent who tells him he is heir to a huge old house, long empty. The man moves in and is immediately confronted with supernatural and fantastic events and creatures. With each letter we learn more of magic, the other world and the sorcerer who originally inhabited the house.
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.
Honor Carlisle feels as if she does not belong with those who can turn from human to smoke to dragon and thinks that she has not gifts of her own -- until she realizes that she has the gift as a time weaver. In her weaving Honor encounters Prince Alexandru. But his is a rival tribe and their union may wreak havoc.
It is the year 2010. Her Divine Majesty, Queen Elizabeth XXX, sits upon the throne. Great Britain's vast Empire is run by Alchemy and Superstition. Now Sir Rupert Triumff, dashing swordsman, has uncovered a vile plot to dethrone her glorious majesty. For the honour of the nation: to arms!
The original text has at last been exhumed. In this uncensored version, the March girls learn some biting lessons, transforming from wild girls into little women - just as their friends and neighbours transform into vicious, bloodthirsty werewolves! As the Civil War rages, the girls learn the value of being kind, the merits of patience and grace, and the benefits of knowing a werewolf who can disembowel your teacher.
Freshly invested as High Bard, Kalaquinn Wright sets forth across lands that lie under a dark cloud of uncertainty and strife, charged with the task of finding the lost Prince Starigan. This is but the first step in rekindling the Sacred Fire and restoring peace to a broken world. The task, however, will not be an easy one, for the Talamadh, the golden harp that binds together heaven and earth in sacred harmony, remains in the clutches of the tyrant Ferabek. Sequel to STONEHOLDING.
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.
We see how some of the most crucial moments in human history have been driven by natural forces, from the great ice ages of prehistory to the droughts and plagues that have destroyed history's proudest civilizations. And we witness a harsh but hopeful future in which humanity at last transcends the devastating effects of climate change.
Once seemingly blessed by God himself, the Knights Templar eventually dissolved into mysteries both sacred and profane--creating an object whose power bends to the true nature of its owner. Annja Creed had not heard of the Skull of Sidon and is skeptical, yet someone wants to prevent Annja from protecting it. Someone with power enough to kill...
The Alaskan wilderness is a harsh landscape in the best of conditions, but with a pack of rogue werewolves on the loose, it's downright deadly. Elena Michaels, the Pack's chief enforcer, knows all too well the havoc "mutts" can wreak. When they hear of a series of gruesome maulings and murders outside Anchorage, Elena and Clay journey to Alaska in the dead of winter in order to hunt down the dangerous werewolves. Trapped in this savage, untamed winter realm, she and Clay learn more about their own werewolf heritage than they bargained for, tapping a little more into the wold nature of the beast within.
A lust for power and a strong sec-force are the basic requirements of any Deathlands baron. Brilliant Baron Eugene Arcadian has bigger visions than a monopoly on jack and trade--he wants the future. He needs the help of Ryan Cawdor and his warrior group. A new terror is about to be reborn...
In a secret Arctic laboratory of a twentieth century adventurer, an Annunaki artifact of staggering power rips a portal deep into time and space. Emerging from the breach, breathtaking beings of light appear like antibodies to close the rupture. These wondrous Angels have their own solution to healing the infinity breach--the complete eradication of mankind.
What Happens when bio-terrorism becomes a tool for corporate profits? And what happens when said bio-terrorism forces humanity to the cusp of post-human evolution? Nebula nominee.
Evan Davis and his partners, Brad and Lily, attract the jobs no other detective can handle -- cases with a dangerous, otherworldly slant. But no one is better equipped for this -- because Lily and Brad are powerful daemon lords, and Evan is Brad's half-daemon son. Now, however, the trio face a real challenge -- involving armies of daemons, and wealthy mortals who have delved too deeply into the dark arts.
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... Recommended.
With the discovery of another life-sustaining planet light years away, there is hope for a chosen few to leave the soon-to-be submerged Earth. Holle Groundwater is one of the candidates, having been trained for this purpose since childhood, when the ships "Ark One" and "Ark Three" were being built. But as Holle prepares to endure life aboard the Ark, she comes to realize that her attempt at escape may be more dangerous than trying to stay afloat on a drowning planet.
Chicago cop Adam Wright asks supernatural P.I. Sylvie Lightner to rid him of a spiritual hitchhiker, the ghost of a dead man who desperately wants to live again. Sylvie finds this spirit strangely familar.
In the near future an art-school dropout, an AIDS baby, a tech activist and an RPG-obsessed blogger live in a world where your online identity is at least as important as your physical one. Getting disconnected is a punishment worse than imprisonment, but someone's got to stand up to Government Inc -- whatever the cost.
Centuries-old vampire Baron Rudolfo Zginski, last staked in 1915 Wales, reawakens in Memphis, Tennessee, sixty years later. He tracks down a nest of teenage vampires and begins to teach them the truth about their powers. They must learn quickly, for there's a new drug on the street - a drug created to specifically target and destroy vampires. As Zginski and his allies track the drug to its source, they may unwittingly be stepping into a fifty-year-old trap that can destroy them all...
Quarterback Cole Logan is certain that the bus crash that kills the high school's entire football team except him was no accident. So he turns to a mysterious fan skilled in black magic to resurrect his teammates. But unless the undead Jackrabbits win the next game, the team is destined for hell.
Vampire musician Michael Glass has attracted the attention of a big-time producer who wants him to cut a demo and play some gigs -- which means Michael will have to enter the human world. For this, he's been assigned escorts that include both a dangerous immortal as well as Michael's all-too-human friends. And with that mix of personalities, this is going to be a road trip from hell.
As war continues to rage between the Alliance and Syndicate Worlds, Captain "Black Jack" Geary is promoted to admiral even though the ruling council fears he may stage a military coup. His new rank gives him the authority to negotiate with the Syndics, who have suffered tremendous losses and may finally be willing to end the war. But an even greater alien threat lurks on the far side of Syndic occupied space.
Sonea, a Black Magician of Kyralia, is desperate to find her missing son, but if she leaves the city she will be exiled forever. And besides, an old friend is in need of her help. Most of her friend's family has been murdered - the Thieves are waging a deadly underworld war, and it appears they have been doing so with magical assistance.
Series conclusion. As the ancient prophecies fall into place, the final battle rages. Jack Churchill must lead the Brothers and Sisters of Dragons and an army of gods in a last, desperate assault on the Fortress of the Enemy, confronting the Burning Man.
Emma moves to Hong Kong to become a nanny to John Chen's daughter. When she falls for her employer she discovers John's world is very different from her own. He is no ordinary businessman -- and all the gods, demons and dragons of Hell want him dead.
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.
The civil war among the alien Atevi has ended. Tabini-aiji, powerful ruler of the Western Association, along with Cajeiri, his son and heir, have returned to the Bujavid, his seat of power. But factions that remain loyal to the opposition are still present, and the danger these rebels pose is far from over.
Edie, trained since childhood in advanced biocyph technology by the all-powerful Crib empire, is kidnapped by renegade mercenaries and leashed to Finn, a former freedom fighter turned slave. But her abilities far surpass anything her enemies imagine. And now, with Finn her only ally as the merciless Crib close in, she'll have to prove it on the site of her only terraforming failure -- a world called Scarabeus.
Trotsky works for a neuromarketing company that scans his brain to test his reaction to hologram prototypes of new products. He goes to accident scenes at night looking for something real and meets Holiday, a wannabe actress who fakes accidents for insurance settlements but dreams of stardom. She leads him to the Warhol Gang -- a violent underground society living in a forgotten space in the mall that runs through the city.
Betsy Taylor has problems that only a vampire queen/suburban wife could possibly understand. Such as taking the body of her werewolf friend Antonia--who died in her service--to Cape Cod, where she's not sure if the Wyndham werewolves will welcome her with fangs or friendship. Meanwhile, her posse back in St. Paul is sending frantic e-mails alerting Betsy to her half-sister's increasingly erratic behavior. Looks like the devil's daughter is coming into her own--and raising hell.
Millions of people worldwide are engrossed in multiplayer online games, questing and battling to win virtual gold, jewels and precious artifacts. Others seek to exploit this vast shadow economy, running sweatshops in the world's poorest countries to harvest virtual treasure to sell to First World gamers who are willing to spend real money to skip straight to higher-level gameplay.
Far in the north, a group of magicians perform a strange dance on a volcanic island intended to open a gateway for supernatural creatures that will allow them to devastate the whole Earth and destroy all life. Not knowing the cause, two young men, Corylus and Varus, and two women, Hedia and Alphena, each separately pursue the answer to mysterious and threatening happenings that prefigure disaster in the great city of Carce, the center of civilization.
Though Cayal longs for a final death, things in the world keep pulling him back. Such as Arkady Desean, an expert on the legends of the Tide Lords, who has discovered the truth about Cayal - and captured his heart. Yes, the Tide Lords will walk upon the earth once more and, with the power that surges through the cosmos, stand poised to wreak havoc on all that humans hold dear. Cayal will have to decide if he wants to go on living just a little longer and if he is willing to risk his fellow immortals' wrath in order to save the world.
The kingdom is in danger. Renegade knight Sir Keren has succeeded in overtaking Castle Macindaw and is now conspiring with the Scotti. The fate of Araluen rests in the hands of two young adventurers: the Ranger Will and his warrior friend, Horace. Yet for Will, the stakes are even higher. For inside the castle, someone he loves is being held hostage. And now the time has come for this onetime apprentice to grow up.
Bonnie Torres, recent college grad and magic-user was severely unemployed--until she received a call out of nowhere for a job she did not apply for. It smelled fishy but she needed a job. Two days later, Bonnie is part of a the Private, Unaffiliated, Paranormal Investigations (PUPI) team with four others. They are thrown into a new career in forensic magic. Bonnie's first job is to prove that the death of two Talents is murder, not suicide.
The year was 2014. We had cured cancer, and beaten the common cold. But in doing so we had created something new, something terrible that no one could stop. The infection spread, virus blocks taking over bodies and minds with one, unstoppable command: FEED. NOW, twenty years after the Rising, Georgia and Shaun Mason are on the trail of the biggest story of their lives - the dark conspiracy behind the infected. The truth will out, even if it kills them.
After enduring torture and the loss of loved ones during the brief but deadly Faery War, Sookie Stackhouse is hurt and she's angry. Just about the only bright spot in her life is the love she thinks she feels for vampire Eric Northman. But he's under scrutiny by the new Vampire King because of their relationship. And as the political implications of the Shifters coming out are beginning to be felt, Sookie's connection to the Shreveport pack draws her into the debate. Worst of all, though the door to Faery has been closed, there are still some Fae on the human side-and one of them is angry at Sookie. Very, very angry.
Lost on an unknown and forgotten planet, scientist Karl Allman discovers himself hunted by an ancient race. The descendants of earlier colonists have reverted to a savage tribal culture of sacrifice, pillage and violence. When Karl falls in love with an outcast girl, he has only one goal: escape. But escape is only a distant dream on this nightmare planet.
Learning the truth of her mythic past was only the beginning, for young Percy Parker's destiny is to defend both the world and her true love from the gathering undead minions of Darkness
Dragons and dragon keepers, both malformed and rejected by Rain Wild society, have been dispatched on a dangerous expedition to rediscover the ancient Elderling city of Kelsingra, the lost haven for dragons and Elderlings alike. But no map exists to guide them, and the dragons find their ancient memories of little use in a land changed by generations of earthquakes and seismic chaos. Recommended.
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.
What arrives at a distant star generations hence will be a flotilla of variously run city states, frontier towns, religious monasteries, pleasure resorts, urban crushes, rural spreads, academic retreats, and who-knows what else. The trouble began, of course, when all the old patterns that they thought they were getting away from started reappearing . . .
At the heart of Ryhope Wood, Steven and the mysterious Guiwenneth live in the ruins of a Roman villa close to a haunted fortress from the Iron Age, from which Guiwenneth's myth arose. She is comfortable here, tied to the place, and Steven has long since abandoned all thought of returning to his own world. Recommended.
Led to victory by its magic-fueled Dragon Corps, Volstov has sent a delegation to its conquered neighbours to work out the long-awaited terms of peace. Among those sent are the decorated war hero General Alcibiades and the formerly exiled magician Caius Greylace. But even this mismatched pair can't help but notice that their defeated enemies aren't being very cooperative. The truth is even worse than they know. For the new emperor is harbouring a secret even more treacherous - one that will take every trick in Alcibiades' and Caius' extensive arsenal to unveil. And once it is revealed, they may still be powerless to stop it.
James Stark spent eleven years in Hell as a hitman before finally escaping, only to land back in the hell-on-earth that is Los Angeles. Now he's back, and ready for revenge. And absolution, and maybe even love. But when his first stop saddles him with an abusive talking head, Stark discovers that the road to absolution and revenge is much longer than you'd expect, and both Heaven and Hell have their own ideas for his future.
The Forgotten Legion--10,000 legionaries made captive by the Parthians--has marched to Margiana on the edge of the known world. In the midst are Romulus, Brennus, and Tarquinius, all men with good reason to hate Rome. Together the trio must face the savage tribes which threaten the area and treacherous enemies within the ranks of the legion itself. Meanwhile in Rome, Fabiola, Romulus' twin sister, also fights to survive.
Justin Cord is now exiled from Earth to the outer planets where he is a heroic figure. The corporate society which is headquartered on Earth wants to destroy Justin and reclaim hegemony over the outer planets.
Returning from Jerusalem, Manfred, Erik, and their escort of knights of the Holy Trinity are escorting an envoy of II Khan Mongol to the lands of the Golden Horde and get caught up in inter-clan civil war. Manfred and Erik are forced into an alliance of convenience between the Golden Horde and the ancient magical forces of Valahia, as directed by the troubled Vlad.
On Earth, Pearl Bright, the Tiger, is attacked -- is this treachery by our world's magical traditions or has one of the Orphans betrayed her? Brenda Morris learns of the Orphans' dangers when it is nearly too late, but along with the sidhe, who are drawn to her Irish heritage, Brenda risks her life to help rescue those trapped in the Lands.
Tully Sullivan is just like any other suburban mom -- except she's just woken up in a strange place surrounded by strange people who keep insisting that they're dragons -- and that she's one too...
18 original stories melding the cultural heritage of China with science fiction and fantasy.
Welcome to the bizarre and dangerous world of Victorian London, a city teetering on the edge of revolution. Its people are ushering in a new era of technology, dazzled each day by unfamiliar inventions. But beneath this shiny veneer of progress lurks a sinister side. Recommended.
Genevieve Taylor is a Sidhe - one of the noble fae - and she's unusual, even in a London where celebrity vampires, eccentric goblins, and scheming lesser fae mix freely with humanity. But she's about to learn that some magic isn't all it's cracked up to be.
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.
Allison Beckstrom is committed to her work tracing illegal spells. Now, there is an apocalyptic storm bearing down on Portland, and when it hits, all the magic in the area will turn unstable and destructive. To stop it from taking out the entire city, Allie and her lover, the mysterious Zavyion Jones, must work with the Authority -- the enigmatic arbiters of all things magic -- and take a stand against a magical wildstorm that will obliterate all in its path...
Little ever happens in the quiet villages of peaceful Feierabiand. For Kes, the course of her life seems set: she'll grow up to be an herb-woman and healer, never quite fitting in but always more or less accepted. And she's content with that path - or thinks she is. Until the day the griffins come down from the mountains, bringing with them the fiery wind of their desert and a desperate need for a healer. But what the griffins need is a healer who is not quite human, or a healer who can be made into something not quite human.
Sequel to MORTAL COILS. Eliot and Fiona Post are twins caught up in an epic custody battle. Their mother, Atropos, and their father, Lucifer have put them through rigorous, life-threatening challenges and together they've risen to combat them. Now they are facing their greatest trial of all - high school.
Unbeknownst to the human population, a pestilence is raging through an unseen community of low-level monstrosities. What seems, at first glance, a boon for the mortal cause has horrific connotations -- as the Skinner team of Cole Warnecki and Paige Strobel race across the Midwest to uncover the shocking secret of the 'Mud Flu'.
Carnelian learns that if he and those he loves are to survive, he has no choice but to play the power game of the Masters and stand with Osidian against them. He will need to unleash forces which will bring the world to a apocalyptic reckoning four millenia in the making.
The land of Falanor has been invaded by an albino army, the Army of Iron. A small band of heroes led by Kell, a magnificent and brutal hero, break out to warn the king. Harried from all quarters by the monstrous Harvesters who drain blood from their victims to feed their masters, they fight their way south.
When a fallen angel lands on his dissecting table, Quillan realizes his life is at risk. Home is on Neon Heights, one level of Spearpoint, a vast, soaring structure of unknown origin, housing the last remnants of human civilization on the last human world; and now Quillan must leave it if he is to survive -- but beyond Spearpoint is a whole different world. Recommended.
Marcus Valerius Aquila has landed in Britain and has to run for his life. Power-crazed Emperor Commodus has comdemned Marcus to a dishonourable death. He plans to take a new name and serve in an obscure regiment on Hadrian's Wall. When a rebel army sweeps down from north of Hadrian's Wall, Marcus has to prove that he is hard enough to lead in the front line of a brutal, violent war.
Written by writers who know first hand what it means to wear their country's uniform, military sf stories from Robert A. Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, Elizabeth Moon, Gordon R. Dickson, David Drake, Joe Haldeman, Harry Harrison, Keith Laumer, Frederik Pohl, Jerry Pournelle, Gene Wolfe and more.
Raine Benares is a seeker. She finds lost things and missing people - usually alive. But now she's been bonded with the Saghred, a soul-stealing stone of unlimited power, and must hunt down its escapees. Especially since one of them is also hunting her...
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. Recommended.
More Shadowspawn than human, Adrian Breze has turned from his own kind to fight for humanity, battling the dark forces of the world, including those of his own blood.
Colin Harten and his parents and other refugees from the Family Wars in Andover are forced into unexplored territory -- the sacred grounds of a race of underground dwellers and warriors. Attacked by mysterious Shadow creatues who feed on life force, only Colin survived to find his way to the Well of Souls.
A continuation of the interplanetary struggle for survival first chronicled in THE LAST WORLD WAR.
After an accident in which her mother dies, Stevie has a near-death experience and finds herself in a room full of people -- everyone she's ever annoyed. They clutch at her, scratch and tear at her. But she finds herself drawn back to this place, again and again, determined to unlock its secrets. Which means she has to die, again and again. And Stevie starts to wonder whether other people see the same room -- when they die.
Space opera. Leyton, a government black-ops specialist, is diverted from his usual duties to hunt down the elusive pirate vessel The Noise Within, wondering all the while why this particular freebooter is considered so important.
On the way to Arkhangelsk researchers Daniel St. Clair and Em Hayward find their maps are suddenly useless. Lost and exhausted they turn north, sinking even deeper into the secrets and terrors of the Russian landscape. Daniel's lost love, the wild and beautiful Rosa Kovalenka, fears the worst when Daniel goes missing and resolves to find him.
The world has exploded into violence and it looks like the moon is the next target. For Claire Haskell, Razor has the ability to hack any system and that may not be a bad thing. Claire was betrayed by her lover and was caught up in a plot that allowed the Autumn Rain terrorists to bring anarchy to Earth. Claire has a front row seat to watch the downfall of society--unless she can put her team back together for one final push against Autumn Rain.
Monza wants revenge, and she's going to do everything she can to get it. Her brother is dead, and she plans to kill each of the seven men who murdered him. But to do that she needs help. Shivers, the Northman, Cosca, the mercenary, Frienly, the former inmate of a vicious prison - all hard men to do hard, bloody deeds. And where revenge is concerned, the harder and the bloodier the better. A stand-alone novel from the author of THE BLADE ITSELF.
Bodyguard Celia Graves must guard a Prince from terrorists and religious fundamentalists and what seems like the entire supernatural world. When she is betrayed by those she is employed to help, and everything goes horribly wrong, Celia wakes to find herself transformed. Neither human nor vampire, Celia has become an Abomination - something that should not exist - and now both human and supernatural alike want her dead.
Self-proclaimed party girl Echo Adams is now being used by the government, thanks to her newly discovered psi abilities. Now it's up to her to rescue an alien life form that has mysteriously disappeared.
The Uraban leader, Soldan-Shah Omra dispatches his adopted son Saan to sail east across the uncharted Middlesea on a quest to find the Key of Creation. Meanwhile, in Tierra, Captain Criston Vora cannot forget the loss of his beloved wife Adrea, who - unbeknownst to him - fights to survive against palace intrigues and constant threats against her life in far-off Uraba. For Adrea is now the wife of the soldan-shah and mother of his adopted son.
Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy is shocked by the arrival of a strange ship captained by one Commodore Jenks of the New Britain Imperial Navy-an island-nation populated by the descendants of British East Indiamen swept through the rift centuries before. As tension between the Allies and the Imperials mount, Reddy will come to realize that his suspicions are not misplaced-and that a greater danger than the Grik is closer than he ever suspected.
Kate Daniels cleans up the paranormal problems no one else wants to deal with -- especially if they involve Atlanta's shapeshifting community. And now there's a new player in town -- a foe that may be too much for even Kate and Curran, the Lord of the Beasts, to handle. Because this time, Kate will be taking on family. Recommended.
In ten years of working for the Damask Circle, shape shifter Katherine Tanner has never come across anything like this child-murdering monster. The Circle gives her little choice even though she does not want to confront it. The last thing she needs is interference from a cop who does not know what he is up against.
The ritualistically slain bodies of ex-cons have started turning up. Reluctantly, Riley takes the case, but something even worse is waiting in the wings. A vicious enemy from her past is determined to strip Riley of everything that gives her life any meaning: her lover, her brother - and even her own identity. Can Riley survive this ultimate assault? All she knows is, she must fight one last time to find answers, before everything goes dark forever.
When a powerful necromancer is killed, Occult Special Investigator Tess Corday must handle the heavy politics in the occult community as carefully as she handles the scant evidence. But with her sometime lover Lucian Agrado representing the necromancers in the grisly matter, things are about to get out of control -- fast.
Within Halo is the ancient engineering race of the Forerunners who are worshipped by the Covenant as gods. Their engineering relics pepper the galaxy, yet their connection to humanity remains unanswered.
Alex December finds people. Even if they don't want to be found - like missing pop starlet Zinzi. Trouble is, when you go turning over stones and digging up secrets it isn't long before the real truth comes to light. A truth the local crime lord, dark magician and beast master, will kill to keep hidden.
Teenage Dana runs away away from her alcoholic mother and goes in search of her mysterious father in Avalon: the only place on Earth where the regular, everyday world and the captivating, magical world of Faerie intersect. There she learns that she's a Faeriewalker, a rare individual who can travel between both worlds, and the only person who can bring magic into the human world and technology into Faerie.
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. Author will be appearing at the Vancouver Public Library June 14th, 2010.
Far from the land of her birth, Moirin sets out across Tatar territory to find Bao, the proud and virile Ch'in fighter who holds the missing half of her "diadh-anam, " the divine soul-spark of her mother's people. After a long ordeal, she not only succeeds, but surrenders to a passion the likes of which she's never known. But the lovers' happiness is short lived, for Bao is entangled in a complication that soon leads to their betrayal.
1588: a legendary doomsday device hidden in the Tower is taken in a daring raid. Walsingham's spies believe that it has been taken by the Enemy. It falls to Will Swyfte to locate the device.
Emma went to Hong Kong to become a nanny to John Chen's daughter. Now she knows he is no ordinary business-man -- and all the gods, demons and dragons of hell want him dead. Even a trip to Europe can't keep them all safe -- until Emma realizes she herself is the key to their salvation.
Lost in the midst of the Lake District, the lives of six strangers become entwined when they seek shelter within a deserted old house. All are running from different things -- Amanda from a murder charge; city boy Mark from financial ruin; Jilly from something she dare not confront; Angus and Dawn from his wife. However something far worse awaits them here from which they can never escape.
Famed composer Reuben Walrus discovers he is going deaf and sets off on an odyssey to find a fabled creature named Maximillian, rumored to have healing powers. But just who--or what--is Maximillian? Oddly, unlike the other stuffed animals of Mollisan Town, Maximillian did not arrive by green delivery truck.
Araldis is still under occupation by hostile forces, and with the Orion league of Sentient Species seemingly unable or unwilling to help, Mira Fedor is forced to turn to the mercenary captain, Rast Randall, if she is to save her planet.
Prince Jehal had murdered, poisoned, and betrayed his way to the top. There is a new speaker for the realms, his opposition has been crushed, now he just has to enjoy the fruits of power. And yet...He feels more for the wife he married for power than perhaps he should and his lover knows it. Those loyal to the old regime are still plotting, and there are rumours that the Red Riders, heralds of revolution and doom are on the ride. And still no one has found the famed white dragon. The dragon that, if it lives, will long ago have recovered from the effects of the drug fed to the dragons of the realms to keep them docile, to block their memories of a time when they ruled and the world burned.
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.
Anton, an ambitious young soldier, impresses the royal court with incredible horsemanship and is given command of a strategic fortress. The feats that earned this reward were due to a little magical assist from his servant Wulf, and Wulf's voices tell him that the reluctant Anton must accept the command. BC author.
Iranian scientist Nasim Golestani uses techniques and data from the Human Connectome Project -- a project to map the wiring of the human brain -- to embark on a program to create more life-like virtual characters and give Zendegi, a virtual, an unbeatable edge over competitors. When tragedy strikes the family of journalist Martin Seymour, he turns to Nasim, seeking a solution that no one else can offer ... but Zendegi is about to become a battlefield.
Ever since the Spider, the most feared assassin in the South, agreed to help Violet and her grandfather protect their property from an evil coal mining tycoon, she has begun to wonder if she's really retired. So is Detective Donovan Caine.
Seregil and Alec find themselves saddled with Sebrahan, a strange, alchemically altered creature with frightening powers. They set out to discover the truth about this living homunculus, pursued by Seregil's old nemesis Ulan i Sathil and by Alec's own long-long kin.
The newest discoveries will take Helen, A. J., and their friends Jackie, Joe, and Madeline to a mysterious asteroid and beyond, in a desperate race to Jupiter's perilous miniature system of radiation- bombarded moons. The next gold rush is on -- for alien technology, hidden in lost bases around the system. And there are people willing to do anything to get it -- even plan the first interplanetary war, four hundred million miles from home!
In the near future scientists solve the problem of mortality by learning how to back up and restore a person's memories into a vat-bred clone. When Secret Service agent Ronan Doonan is brutally murdered, he's brought back from the dead one more time to hunt his killer, but this time those who want him dead are much closer to home.
After the murders of the king and queen, the island empire of Crosspointe is on the verge of chaos. The ruthless Lord Chancellor has taken the throne and made slaves of most of the royal family. Now, in order to save the country they love, the king's heirs are determined to rally whatever allies they have left and overthrow the Lord Chancellor -- before the Juras invade.
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.
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.
All-new, original imaginative fiction from (among others) Lawrence Block, Roddy Doyle, Joanne Harris, Joe Hill, Walter Mosley, Joyce Carol Oates, Stewart O'Nan, Chuck Palahniuk, Carolyn Parkhurst, Jodi Picoult, Peter Straub and Neil Gaiman.
15 original stories about the quest to find intelligent life in the universe, including submissions from Gregory Benford, Ian Watson, Jack Dann, James Morrow, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Pat Cadigan, Robert Reed, Sheila Finch and more.
In this story of the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, the notorious gambler Yamamoto is pitted against the equally legendary American admiral Bill Halsey in a battle of wits, nerve, and skill. This alternate history is presented from a multitude of viewpoints - -from President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill, and the two great admirals, on down to American pilots flying antiquated aircraft, bravely facing the vastly superior Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft.
After the death of Alexander the Great, Lydias of Miletus throws his lot in with Ptolemy, one of Alexander's generals who has grabbed Egypt as his personal territory. Aided by the eunuch Bagoas, the Persian archer Artashir, and the Athenian courtesan Thais, Ptolemy and Lydias must take on all the contenders in a desperate adventure whose prize is the fate of a white city by the sea, and Alexander's legacy.
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.
The Matriarch of the Drood is dead, and it's up to Eddie Drood, acting head of the family, to figure out whodunit. Unpopular opinion is divided: it was either Eddie's best girl, Molly. Or Eddie himself. And Eddie knows he didn't do it.
Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. A senior in high school, he's still secretly preoccupied with a series of fantasy novels he read as a child, set in a magical land called Fillory. Imagine his surprise when he finds himself unexpectedly admitted to a very secret, very exclusive college of magic in upstate New York, where he receives a thorough and rigorous education in the craft of modern sorcery. He also discovers all the other things people learn in college: friendship, love, sex, booze, and boredom. Something is missing, though. Magic doesn't bring Quentin the happiness and adventure he dreamed it would. After graduation he and his friends make a stunning discovery: Fillory is real. But the land of Quentin's fantasies turns out to be much darker and more dangerous than he could have imagined. His childhood dream becomes a nightmare with a shocking truth at its heart. Recommended.
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.
The triumvirate created by master vampire Jean-Claude, necromancer Anita Blake, and werewolf Richard Zeeman has made Jean-Claude one of the most powerful vampires in the US. So, assassins are coming to St. Louis to kill them all. Anita knows they're coming, but even being forewarned doesn't mean you can win.
Necromancer William Shakespeare knows that his talent is extremely rare -- so why are so many zombies strolling around London? With his one and only love, Katherine Dymond, he launches a campaign against the reanimated corpses.
This year's harvest features Stephen Baxter, Nancy Kress, Alastair Reynolds, Geoff Ryman, Bruce Sterling, Peter Watts, Robert Charles Wilson, Gene Wolfe, and others.
It's 2050, and America has just been sold to the highest bidder. New York has been carved up between the Chinese and the Muslims. Detective Pete Shah serves with the NYPD as a Memory Association Specialist -- reading the last memories of murder victims. When he's accused of killing a glamorous woman in a bar, he must find the killer, save himself -- and the city.
2017. Lucy Pavlov is the CEO of PavSoft Industries, home of a revolutionary operating system that every computer in the world runs on. Her personal wealth is immeasurable, her intelligence is unfathomable, and she's been voted 'Most Beautiful Woman' for three years running. To put it simply - she has it all. One thing, however, is not quite right in Lucy's life. She doesn't realize it yet, but she is in fact a bomb. And not just any old bomb. Lucy is a very big, and very smart bomb, and her mission is to blow up the planet known as Earth.
Chris Popham's new SatNav performed perfectly -- and so he wasn't quite paying attention when instead of saying "Turn at the next right", it said "Excuse me". Sometimes a SatNav isn't a SatNav. Sometimes it's an imprisoned soul trapped inside a metal box that will do anything it can to get free. And some products you just can't return.
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. Recommended.
Professional duelist Conn Labro escapes indentured servitude and the gaming world of Thrais. His only friend there, discovered dead and tortured, left him enough money to buy himself out of his contract and a curious encrypted "bearer deed" to a mysterious property on the distant edge of the galactic Spray. With the seductive, secretive showgirl Jenore Mordene at his side and a villainous pleasure cult dogging his every move, Labro sets out to learn the truth behind his bearer deed.
Professor Amelia Harsh, obsessed with finding the lost civilization of Camlantis, blackmails her old friend Commodore Black into ferrying her along a huge river on his ancient U-boat. With an untrustworthy crew of freed convicts, Quest's force of fearsome female mercenaries on board, and a lunatic steamman acting as their guide, Amelia's luck seems to be going from bad to worse.
In the aftermath of the war between Volstov and Ke-Han, there is a wary truce between the two nations. Even more wary is the truce between the brothers Rook and Thom - Rook, the cruel and adventurous dragon-rider, Thom the bookish, reserved tutor. But what they lack in commonality of personality, they make up for in commonality of purpose: to find the missing pieces of Rook's mechanical mount, the dragon Havemercy.
A professional ghost banisher gets more than she bargained for when two rival gang bosses enlist her help in fighting a dark force powerful enough to frighten the dead.
Horror. LA Cop David Peters watches a stranger walk unscathed from an exploding tenement building. The stranger turns out to be an angel and the harbinger of a final apocalyptic battle between good and evil.
Someone, or some"thing," is setting fire to the homes of the city's most infamous non-humans, racking up a body count that's growing by the day. And strange, otherworldly creatures no one has seen before - selkies, trolls, and harpies - are causing chaos throughout the city. Racing to stop the carnage, Luna turns to sexy federal agent Will Fagin for help.
The work of creation has begun again. Only now things will be different. Victor Leben, once Frankenstein, has not only seen the future--he's ready to populate it. Using stem cells, "organic" silicon circuitry, and nanotechnology, he will engender a race of superhumans--the perfect melding of flesh and machine. With a powerful, enigmatic backer eager to see his dream come to fruition and a secret location where the enemies of progress can't find him, Victor is certain that this time, nothing and no one can stop him.
An omnibus edition of the first three Liaden novels, LOCAL CUSTOM, SCOUT'S PROGRESS, and CONFLICT OF HONORS.
Aelliana Caylon learns her home clan is not as agreeable to letting her go as it had first seemed. And someone is stealing pilots in the Low Port, which falls within the Delm of Korval's honour. Oh, and it is revealed that the man she loves - the man who is destined for her - isn't entirely the man she thought he was. And finally, she discovers that even the lift from Liad she'd so fervently desired, is part of a larger plan, a plan requiring her to be someone she never thought she was, or could be.
Newly made vampire heroine Ulruika must adjust to her life as a vampire in the midst of an investigation into the death of one of her Lahmian sisterhood.
Ravirn is the best hacker around. But when the system controlling the multiverse needs a massive reboot, Ravirn must utilize all of his skills as a mage and prevent complete chaos -- even if it costs him his life.
A few stones falling in the right place can set a landslide in motion. That's what Lescari exiles told themselves in Vanam as they plotted to overthrow the warring dukes. But who can predict the chaos that follows such a cataclysm? Some will survive against all the odds; friends and foes alike. Hopes and alliances will be shattered beyond repair.
As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob-knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf.
The prize specimen of the rare giant squid goes missing from the Darwin Centre at London's Natural History Museum. Billy Harrow, a young cephalopod specialist, inadvertently holds the key to the Kraken and thus becomes a target for mysterious but powerful forces in a London whose denizens - human and otherwise - are adept in magic and murder. The missing squid is an embryonic god whose powers, properly harnessed, can destroy all that is, was, and ever shall be.
Asher's son Rafel has inherited his father's talents, but has been forbidden to use them. Many died in the last Mage War and these abilities aren't to be loosed lightly into the world. But when Asher's last desperate attempt to repair the damage leaves him on his deathbed, Rafel's powers may not be denied, for his countrymen are facing famine, devastation, and a rift in the very fabric of their land.
The Earth is torn in two parts by an irreversible division. Everyone is now a Human or a Hater. Victim or killer. Governments have failed, command structures have collapsed, and relationships have crumbled. Amidst this carnage, Danny McCoyne is on a mission to find his daughter Ellis, a Hater.
Seattle police detective Joanne Walker started the year out mostly dead and she is ending it trying not to be consumed by evil. She has proven that she can handle the gods and the walking dead, but a cannibalistic serial killer is more than she bargained for. If Joanne is to stop the campaign of terror, she will have to hunt it in the Lower World.
Gereint Enseichen finds himself caught up in a desperate struggle between the griffins and the last remaining Casmantian mage. Even the strongest gifts of making and building may not prove sufficient when the fiery winds of the griffins begin to bury the life of Casmantium beneath the burning sands.
Omnibus edition of classic Norton sf, containing THE X FACTOR, VOORLOPER, THE EYE OF THE MONSTER, and THE SIOUX SPACEMAN.
In post-apocalyptic Africa. Reared under the tutelage of a mysterious and traditional shaman, Onyesonwu discovers her magical destiny -- to end the genocide of her people.
A beast is on the trail of Las Vegas socialite and otherworldly avenger Joanna Archer -- an insane killer blinded by bloodlust and determined to rip much more from Joanna than merely her now-fragile life. She must somehow gather together an army of onetime foes and destroy everything she once believed in.
The land of Falanor has fallen. The renegade hero Kell is being hunted by the machine-vampires, the Vachine. On his way to recruit reinforcements to launch the counter-attack, the mighty hero finds himself the prey of two beautiful but deadly vampire assassins. Their bronze fangs are coming for him.
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.
When young Hunter recruit Kayla Steele is bitten by a werewolf, she thinks it's the end of her world. However, little does she know that the real end of the world is not far off. Master vampire, Harlequin, has made a deal with the devil, and plans to commit the ultimate sin by killing an angel and triggering the Third War in Heaven... which could wipe out mankind forever. Kalya must join forces with her ultimate enemies, the werewolves, in order to stave off Armageddon and save the man she loves from the clutches of Hell - or die trying.
The Posleen invasion of Earth has been contained -- and now there are the Darhel to deal with. And they are about to experience a nasty revelation -- there are other universes, filled with truly ravenous occupants. They will need to beg the one man who hates them more than anything to lead their counterattack.
A near future civil war tears the UK apart as new technologies allow the worlds first truly democratic army to take on the British army and wrest control from the powers that be.
Three murder victims on three continents are linked by a pagan Druidic cross burned into their flesh. Sigma Force must uncover a centuries-old apocalyptic puzzle: humankind's ultimate nightmare is locked within a talisman buried by a dead saint -- an ancient artifact known as the Doomsday Key.
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.
More than an anthology, METAtropolis is the brainchild of five of science fiction's hottest writers - Elizabeth Bear, Tobias Buckell, Jay Lake, Karl Schroeder and project editor John Scalzi - who combined their talents to build a new urban future, and then wrote their own stories in this collectively-constructed world.
There is a secret war raging beneath the streets of London. Niall Peterson goes from a suspected heart attack on the London Underground, into the hidden world of the Feyre, an uncanny place of legend that lurks just beyond the surface of everyday life. The ancient peoples are at war -- but is Niall really the one who can wield the dark magic of the Untainted and save them all?
The Darkborn aristocracy has rejected magic, viewing the pursuit of science as the only worthy goal. But Lady Telmaine Hearne does not have that luxury. She has kept her own powers secret, fearful of being ruined in society...until her husband Balthasar draws her into a conspiracy to protect the archduke and his brother against a magical enemy. But who will protect them from her?
The treacherous and corrupt holy city of Oithir is the place for a freelance assassin. Caim makes his living on the edge of a blade, but when a routine job goes south, he is thrust into the middle of an insidious plot. He is pitted against crooked lawmen, rival killers, and sorcery from the Other side and his only allies are Josephine and Kit. Caim trusts only his knives and instincts, but they will not be enough when his quest leads him to Othir's back alleys. To unmask a conspiracy at the heart of the empire, he must claim his birthright as the Shadow's son.
December 21, 2012: the world breathes a sigh of relief when nothing much happens. However, all is not as it seems. On that day, a new energy begins to enter the solar system in the form of the expanding energy cloud from a supernova. As the planet heads for destruction, good and evil join in a final battle for this knowledge.
Ten years ago Stefan Korsak's younger brother was kidnapped. Now he's finally found him and rescued him -- only to discover that Lukas is now a trained, genetically altered killer. And those who created him will do anything to reclaim him. And Stefan realizes that saving Lukas may have been easier than surviving him.
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.
Kaylee and Nash discover that one of his football teammates is addicted to Demon's Breath, a dangerous Netherworld substance that should not be available in the human world. To save their friend, they must discover how Demon's Breath got into their world and dispose of it. In the course of the investigation, Kaylee discovers a deeper plot by a powerful Netherworld demon who wants to steal human souls and imprison their bodies.
A group of Aetherials, Fair Folk, lead by Aberon Fox live among us and are indistinguishable from humans. Every seven years, Lawrence Wilder, the Gatekeeper, throws open all gates to the Other World; however, this time something has gone wrong. Wilder has sealed the gates and the Aetherials are outraged. Rose Fox and Sam Wilder are drawn to the lands beyond...
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.
Bodies are showing up all over Atlanta, drained of blood. They're beings from another astral plane, called Revenants -- and they are being stalked by her old enemy, the Phantasm. The Revenants are hardly the nicest of creatures -- but to preserve the cosmic balance Zoe will need to put everything on the line to save them.
As a criminal profiler, Tara used science and her intuitive skill at Tarot card divination to track down the dangerous and depraved. Now an ancient secret society known as Delphi's Daughters has asked for her help in locating a missing scientist who has developed groundbreaking technology with terrifying potential.
[Canadian author]. Nebula nominee. 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.
Frey is the captain of the Ketty Jay, leader of a small and highly dysfunctional band of layabouts. An inveterate womanizer and rogue, he and his gang make a living on the wrong side of the law, avoiding the heavily armed flying frigates of the Coalition Navy. With their trio of ragged fighter craft, they run contraband, rob airships and generally make a nuisance of themselves. Recommended.
MARIELON THE MAGICIAN and THE MAGICIAN'S WARD in one volume.
The very future of the Tanith First-And-Only is in jeopardy as Commissar Ibram Gaunt battles the forces of the Sabbat Worlds. From rescue missions to the horrors of the battlefield, the legendary regiment must survive extreme dangers or be forever lost.
Leman Russ, Primarch of the Space Wolves, is charged with the apprehension of the emperor's brother from the Thousand Sons' home world of Prospero.
Saavik, a half-Vulcan, half-Romulan, must decide where her loyalties lie, Starfleet, Vulcan or Romulus.
In this prequel novel to STARCRAFT II the origins of the game's heroes, Jim Raynor and Tychus Findlay, are revealed.
Tony Stark, though now a famous armoured superhero and transformed from apathetic rich boy to concerned citizen, finds it impossible to escape his dark past. But he will have to face his own demons if he is to overcome terrible adversaries.
The powerful sorcerer Nagash is defeated, but begins to rebuild his strength in the Mountains of Cripple peak. There he builds an alliance with Skaven, and plans his revenge.
Prior to the terror-filled times of the Long War - the seemingly endless struggle against the Undine, a paranoid, shape-shifting race once known only as Species 8472 - enemy sleeper agents quietly penetrated every echelon of Federation society, as well as other starfaring civilizations throughout the Alpha and Beta quadrants.
This is the story of Xander, an orphan teenager who shares a unique connection to the fading magic of the world of Elemental.
Nissa Revane, a planeswalker and proud elf warrior, is witness to what the Eldrazi can do when she stumbles into a vanguard wave of the monstrous brood. But Sorin, an ancient vampire planeswalker, knows that these are but a pale reflection of the titans that are still imprisoned and has returned to Zendrikar to make sure the Titans do not escape.
There are reports of an uprising on the planet of Solo-Baston. Indigenous forces are rebelling against Imperial rule, led by the mysterious 'Dos Pares.' Amidst the conflict, the 31st Riverine Imperial Guard are dispatched to seek and retrieve a vital piece of weaponry, but find themseleves beset on all sides by hostile forces. And what they orginally thought was simple tribal warfare soon reveals a much more sinister activity. Prequel to EMPEROR'S MERCY.
The arrest of Luke Skywalker for failing to prevent Jacen Solo's turn to the Dark Side is 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.
This book documents the history of Star Wars fandom from the first tease of Star Wars at San Diego Comic-Con in 1976 all the way to today.
Aoth and his band of mercenaries, the Brotherhood of the Griffin, are hired to put a stop to a disturbing series of ritualistic killings. It seems they have managed to defeat the perpetrators: until an assassin's knife almost finds a home between his shoulder blades, and Aoth finds himself tangled in a lethal web of intrigue.
Yet another novelization of yet another screen version of Robin Hood.
Jinn is an angel trapped in mortal flesh, sent down from the heavens to fight, die, and be reincarnated endlessly in the war against evil. But over the years, revenge supplanted justice, and now he lives only to wreak vengeance - whatever the cost - on the dark angel of Asmodeus who killed his lover.
Second in the prestigious Space Marines Battles series -- featuring the Black Templars and their heroic last stand during the War for Armageddon.
Chandra Nalaar is the impulsive young fire mage whose exploration of the multiverse and the extent of her own volatile power draws the attention of an ancient faith that sees her as a herald of the apocalypse. Will she control her own destiny, or suffer the will of others?
Prequel to the July fantasy blockbuster from director M. Night Shyamalan.
A demonic artifact, hurled by an angel through the spaces between planes of existence to keep it out of the hands of a demon prince, has found its way to Faerun. There it corrupts a young wizard, turning him into a power-mad invader. Only a small band of heroes, including the exiled dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden can stand in his way: THE CRYSTAL SHARD, STREAMS OF SILVER, and THE HALFLING'S GEM in one volume.
What made Raistlin aspire to godhood? What, exactly, did Raistlin do after he abandoned the Companions to their deaths in the WAR OF THE LANCE? What power made Raistlin the Master of the Past and Present and allowed him into the Tower of High Sorcery - and a place in history as he pursued a place in the cosmos as a god?
Omnibus edition collecting all three novels in the Brunner the Bounty Hunter series.
After failing to dethrone Lhesh Tariic, Geth and his allies have fled the city of Rhukaan Draal, and reach out to the Kech Volaar for help. There they seek information on how to destroy the enigmatic Rod of Kings by searching for the secret doom of a third goblin artifact, the Shield of Nobles. Meanwhile, imprisoned, Ashi d'Deneith seeks a chink in Tariic's armor. The exciting conclusion to the Legacy of Dhakaan!
Millennia in the past, a Sith starship crashed on an unknown low-tech planet, leaving the survivors stranded. Over the generations, their numbers have grown, the ways of the Dark Side have been nurtured, and the time is fast approaching when this lost tribe of Sith will once more take to the stars to reclaim their legendary destiny as rulers of the galaxy. Only one thing stands in their way, a name whispered to them through the Force: "Skywalker."
An uneasy - and unprecedented - coalition of Jedi and Sith enter the dark and treacherous area of space known as the Maw to search out the strange being that has been reaching out to Luke Skywalker during his journey to retrace the travels of his late nephew, Jacen Solo.
As immortal starship pilots dominate the Empyrean War, the nation-states of New Eden are working furiously to develop technology to give them a decisive edge in the conflict: the creation of immortal soldiers.
Uriel Ventris tries to regain the trust of the 4th company and the Ultramarines chapter after his time in the Eye of Terror and his continued fight against the powers of chaos.