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.
Every one hundred years a town appears for a single day, and for that single day it contains the greatest miracle a man could imagine: a doorway to Heaven. It is due to appear in 1889 as a ghost town in the American Midwest. Gathering to greet it are a traveling preacher Obeisance Hicks and his simple messiah, a brain-damaged Civil War veteran; Henry and Harmonium Jones and their freak show pack of outlaws; the Brothers of Ruth and their sponsor Lord Forset (inventor of the Forset Thunderpack and other incendiary modes of personal transport) and finally, an aging gunslinger who lost his wings at the very beginning of creation and wants nothing more than to settle old scores.
Maya Delaney's paw-print birthmark is the mark of what she truly is--a skin-walker. She can run faster, climb higher, and see better than nearly everyone else. Her intense connection with the animals that roam the woods outside her home tells her that it's only a matter of time before she's able to shift and become one of them. And she believes there may be others in her small town with surprising talents as well. But then Maya and her friends are forced to flee from their homes during a forest fire they suspect was deliberately set. Next they're kidnapped, and after a chilling helicopter crash, they find themselves in the Vancouver Island wilderness with nothing but their extraordinary abilities to help them survive. Will they be able to make it home alive?
Survivors of the Committee struggle for control on Earth and on Mars. And aboard Argus Station, Alan Soul's mind has expanded into the local computer network. In the process he uncovers the ghastly experiments of the Humanoid Unit Development, the possibility of eternal life, and a madman who may hold the keys to interstellar flight. Recommended.
On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, and embarks upon a life that will be, to say the least, unusual. For as she grows, she also dies, repeatedly, in a variety of ways, while the young century marches on towards its second cataclysmic world war. Does Ursula's apparently infinite number of lives give her the power to save the world from its inevitable destiny? And if she can - will she?
Find the dead a King, save himself, win the love of his life, live happily ever after. No wonder Marius dos Helles is bored. But now something has stopped the dead from, well, dying. It's up to Marius, Gerd, and Gerd's not-dead-enough Granny to journey across the continent and put the dead back in the afterlife where they belong.
Here are the crowning tales of Grimes' career - the Grimes "Rim Commodore" stories. In these tales, Grimes has found his true calling out on the edge of galactic civilization. He's the sheriff of a realm where pioneer colonies and parallel dimensions overlap, and a starship captain must be prepared for adventure in ALL possible worlds. Includes STAR COURIER, TO KEEP THE SHIP, MATILDA'S STEPCHILDREN and STAR LOOT.
It's Cajeiri's eighth birthday and he's been promised a visit from the human children he knew from his interstellar voyage. But a major split is compromising the Assassins' Guild, which furnishes security and law enforcement to the whole continent. It's Bren's responsibility to let a lonely little prince reestablish his controversial relationship with the only other children he's ever met - inside the best security they can manage.
The Empire State is dying. The Fissure connecting the pocket universe to New York has vanished, plunging the city into a deep freeze and the populace are demanding a return to Prohibition and rationing as energy supplies dwindle. Meanwhile, in 1954 New York, the political dynamic has changed and Nimrod finds his department subsumed by a new group, Atoms For Peace, led by the mysterious Evelyn McHale. As Rad uncovers a new threat to his city, Atoms For Peace prepare their army for a transdimensional invasion. Their goal: total conquest - or destruction - of the Empire State.
Police officers Quill, Costain, Sefton, and Ross know the worst of London - or they think they do. While investigating a mobster's mysterious death, they come into contact with a strange artifact and accidentally develop the Sight. Suddenly they can see the true evil haunting London's streets. Armed with police instincts and procedures, the four officers take on the otherworldly creatures secretly prowling London. Football lore and the tragic history of a Tudor queen become entwined in their pursuit of an age-old witch with a penchant for child sacrifice. But when London's monsters become aware of their meddling, the officers must decide what they are willing to sacrifice to clean up their city.
The village of Marrowdell is an isolated pioneer community, but it is also the place where two worlds overlap, and at the turn of light - sunset - the world of magic known as Verge can briefly be seen. Jenn Nalynn belongs to both Verge and Marrowdell, but even she doesn't know how special she is or that her "invisible" friend Wisp is actually a dragon sent to guard her and keep her from leaving the valley. But Jenn longs to see the world, and thinking that a husband will help her reach this goal, she decides to create one using spells. Suddenly her invisible friend has been transformed into a man, and he is not the only newcomer to Marrowdell - and far from the most dangerous.
"Black Feathers" is a modern fantasy set in two epochs: the Black Dawn, a time of environmental apocalypse, and generations into the future in its aftermath, the Bright Day. In each era, a child undertakes a perilous journey to find a dark messiah known as The Crowman. In their hands lies the fate of the planet as they attempt to discover whether The Crowman is our saviour... or the final incarnation of evil. Recommended.
In the Empire of the Saviours, People live in fortified towns, guarded by an army of Heroes whose task is both to keep pagans out and keep the People inside. Once a year living Saints visit the towns and exact a tithe from those who come of age, a tithe often paid in blood. When young Jillan unleashes pagan magicks in an accident, the whole Empire turns against him and he goes on the run.
21 of Dick's most dazzling and resonant stories, which span his entire career and show a world-class writer working at the peak of his powers. Includes "Minority Report" and "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale".
Zentrum, a supercomputer from the ancient past, is preventing civilization from advancing on the planet Duisberg. It is assisted by periodic Barbarian invasions known as the Blood Winds. But Abel Dashian, son of a military officer, has received into his mind the spirit of Raj Whitehall, the most successful general in the history of the planet Bellevue - and of Center, the supercomputer which enabled Raj to shatter his planet's barbarians and permit the return of civilization. With the help of Raj and Center, Abel Dashian must become THE HERETIC.
First published in France in the 1950s, and said to be an inspiration for THE GAME OF THRONES. Philip the Fair, the Iron King, is bent on the persecution of the Knights Templar. He sentences Grand Master Jacques Molay to be burned at the stake, drawing down upon himself a curse that will destroy his entire dynasty. Recommended.
Marguerite of Burgundy's infidelity has estranged her from her husband, Louis X of France, and imprisoned her. It has left Louis X with neither heir nor wife. To fix that he needs a new pope in place. Conspiracy and intrigue consume his court.
Against her better judgment, Gin is coerced into attending a high society gala with the rest of Ashland's elite underworld. On display are the priceless art collection of her deceased nemesis, Mab Monroe, and an excess of crime boss swagger. So when a group of thieves bursts in and tries to seize the valuable, dangerous gems, she finds she must free hostage partygoers while herself trapped in the museum. Things get a little bit messy when the bloodshed begins. Let's just say that Gin should have chosen the red gown.
War with Poland is afoot and Russia itself is about to get a revolution from within-three centuries early. Bernie Zeppi, former Grantville auto mechanic, is going to have the chance to prove he's not the loser he believed himself to be. For now Bernie's task is to save the woman he loves and the country he has come to call his own from collapse into a new Dark Age.
Having stopped the wave of the undead that swarmed their facility, Ashley Parker and the other wild cards (those immune to the zombie virus) are assaulted by an unknown enemy and forced to travel to a secret laboratory in San Francisco. En route some are killed, while others are kidnapped by their shadowy foe, who seems to use the zombies as a weapon. But the worst is yet to come, as the plague begins to manifest in key locations nationwide. And the truth begins to emerge about the paramilitary society, the Dolofonoi tou Zontanous Nekrous (DZN).
Flung into Lyonesse from another plane of existence into Lyonesse, young Meg happens to be an adept at the universe-folding skill of Planomancy, trained by a world-walking troubleshooter of the multiverse, the great Dragon Fionn himself -a dragon who is desperately searching for Meb, whom he's come to love. Accompanying Fionn is Dileas, Meb's pet and the most loyal magic sheep dog in a thousand universes. If anyone can track Meb across time and space, Dileas can.As the legions of Shadow Hall gather to bring down the leaderless kingdom, Meb must decide whether to use her ability to become the Defender everyone hopes for-if only to avoid becoming the plaything of tyrants.
Leila's psychic abilities have been failing her, and now she isn't sure what the future holds. If that weren't enough, her lover Vlad has been acting distant. Though Leila is a mere mortal, she's also a modern woman who refuses to accept the cold shoulder forever - especially from the darkly handsome vampire who still won't admit that he loves her.
In September 2105 intelligence Analyst Caine Riordan uncovers a conspiracy on Earth's Moon - and ends up involuntarily cryocelled for his troubles. Now he is awakened and sent to the Delta Pavonis system. His task of evaluating a dead alien civilization leads him to the discovery that Earth is the lynchpin planet in an impending struggle for interstellar dominance, a struggle into which it is being irresistibly dragged.
1887: The British Empire contracts the brilliant American professor Lawrence Ambrose to create a mutant gene that turns an ordinary man into an aggressive fighting machine. Thus the Jack the Ripper murders. Ambrose escapes back to the US and disappears -- until 2012, when a raid against a Mexican drug lord uncovers a small cache of antiquated notebooks that appear to have belonged to the mad genius. Enter Col. Jack Collins and the Event Group, who are desperate to put a stop to one of history's most notorious enemies.
Snow shrouds Venice in cold darkness, ice fills the canals, and a thousand ghosts pluck at the shadow's edge.A violent attack on Lady Giulietta's son forces Tycho from his new-found happiness and back into the treacherous intrigue of the court. For Giulietta's sake he would go to the world's end to track down those responsible. As Venice teeters on the brink of civil war, its warring families prepare to discover who is a player and who a pawn in the coming struggle for power.
In PLAY WITH FIRE houses of worship are burning around the U.S. From churches, to synagogues, to mosques. Usually while the places are full of people. Initially dismissed as random acts of violence, Morris and Chastain uncover the deadly meaning behind the fires, and the terrifying cause they seek to serve. In MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS Middle Eastern terrorists have conjured a deadly djin that will lay waste to America - unless Morris and Chastain can stop it first.
A career retrospective of his finest short work.
In the underground city of Caverna the world's most skilled craftsmen toil in the darkness to create delicacies beyond compare. But the people of Caverna depend on the Facesmiths to teach them to show (or fake) joy, despair or fear. Until a little girl appears with no memory of her past and a shocking ability to show genuine emotion. And that makes her very dangerous indeed.
Sookie arrives at her vampire husband's Shreveport home to find him feeding on another woman while Felipe de Castro and the visiting King ravage their own humans downstairs. Then that woman is found dead on the front lawn, prompting a neighbour to call the police. Sookie isn't sure she wants to fix all this.
To cripple an approaching fleet the shadow-Xayans unite their minds to send a power surge along the original stringline path that links Hellhole with the Monarchy's hub on Sonjeera. Then a bigger threat appears. As three asteroids come in from the outer reaches of the Candela system, a large group of powerful, rogue telemancers split away from their race. They are coming for Hellhole, and this time they will completely destroy it.
The final volume in Robin Hobb's popular Rain Wilds fantasy series, Blood of Dragons completes the story of the dragons, their keepers, and their quest to find the lost city of Kelsingra - and the mythical silver wells that the dragons need to survive.Can Tintaglia and the Elderlings unlock the secrets of the ancient city? Or are they doomed to extinction? Recommended.
Parts for illegal Tech are being hijacked all over the city, the same parts used to bring the world to its knees in the Tech Wars sixty years ago. Plus a cop-killer is on the loose with a vengeance. It falls to a telepath to close both cases and prove his worth, once and for all.
The Master of Natchez, Mississippi, has a nasty problem. Rogue vampires are terrorizing his city. He calls in skinwalker Jane Yellowrock to take back the streets. He doesn't tell her that there is something different about these vamps, something that makes them harder to kill.
Satan's son, the devilishly handsome Reyes Farrow, is out of prison - and finally out of Charley's life. But Reyes's absence has put a serious crimp in her sex life. While Charley has a world of other matters to contend with, including a series of arson attacks throughout Albuquerque, she can't quite keep away from Reyes. Especially when it looks like he may be the arsonist.
For twenty years after Tara Martin disappeared from her small English town, her parents and her brother, Peter, have lived in denial of the grim fact that she was gone for good. And then suddenly, on Christmas Day, the doorbell rings at her parents' home and there, disheveled and slightly peculiar looking, Tara stands. It's a miracle, but alarm bells are ringing for Peter. Tara's story just does not add up. And, incredibly, she barely looks a day older than when she vanished.
Captured and sold to the Kurian-allied Maynes Conglomerate, to work as a slave in the coal mines of Appalachia, Ahn-Kha is angered and appalled by the dangerous working conditions, and the brutal treatment inflicted upon his fellow miners. When a protest against shortages is deliberately and bloodily suppressed, Ahn-Kha sets himself against the ruling Maynes family and sets out on a trail of vengeance through the Coal Country.
Sister Luka and her female converts offer sacrifices to the scarred (and very close) moon that hangs over their convent. It has been this way since the Stone hit. Among the Little Sisters of Selene is 12-year-old Aurora, respected Scribe of the church. She endlessly writes down the name of the moon to keep her in the sky where she belongs. Upsetting this fragile equilibrium is Willa, a young tomboy whose flamboyant arrival threatens the hard-won status quo of the Sisters' community. But an unexpected marvel occurs in the sky, and it is clear that Aurora's work as the Scribe has failed.
Three short urban fantasy novels from Mercedes Lackey, featuring ARCANUM 101, the first new Diana Tregarde story in nearly twenty years; DRUMS, the first Jennie Talldeer story in more than fifteen years; and GHOST IN THE MACHINE, introducing Ellen McBridge, computer programmer extraordinaire and techno-shaman.
In a broken, barren California, Cass will undergo a harrowing quest to get her daughter Ruthie back. Few people trust an outsider--much less one who bears the telltale scars of a Beater attack--but she finds safety with an enigmatic outlaw, Smoke. And she'll need him more than ever when his ragged band of survivors learn that she and Ruthie have become the most feared, and desired, weapons in a brave new world....
Lukien is the Bronze Knight, beloved by his kingdom and renowned in battle throughout his world. After betraying his king and losing his love, he wishes only for death, but rather than die, Lukien is given a chance for redemption by becoming the protector of the Inhumans - those fragile mortals who live deep in the desert, far from the prying eyes of their world. These remarkable individuals have been granted magical powers in exchange for the hardships and handicaps life has handed them. And Lukien, now immortal himself, must be their champion. But how can one man, even an immortal warrior, protect hundreds from a world of potential enemies?
Field Marshal Tamas' coup against his king sent corrupt aristocrats to the guillotine and brought bread to the starving. But it also provoked war with the Nine Nations, internal attacks by royalist fanatics, and the greedy to scramble for money and power by Tamas's supposed allies, the Church, workers unions, and mercenary forces. Stretched to his limit, Tamas is relying heavily on his few remaining powder mages, including the embittered Taniel, a brilliant marksman who also happens to be his estranged son, and Adamat, a retired police inspector whose loyalty is being tested by blackmail.
Ex-psychologist Gabe Figaret was done with patients for good, until he meets Angelina, a young mute woman he's been asked to mentor. When she starts speaking about another realm called Morgravia, he doubts her, but soon comes under the spell of her compelling visions. As Gabe delves deeper into Angelina's unsettled psyche, he learns more about his own soul, his past, and whom he can trust in his own troubled life.
Now second only to the governor, and still hiding his powers as an Imager, Quaeryt is enjoying his new position, as well as his marriage to Lord Bhayar's youngest sister, Vaelora, when a volcanic eruption devastates the old capitol of Telaryn. He and his wife are dispatched to Extela to replace the governor killed in the eruption. Quaeryt and Vaelora must restore order to a city filled with chaos and corruption, and do so quickly. The regiment under his command must soon depart to bolster Telaryn's border defenses against a neighbouring ruler who sees the volcanic devastation as an opportunity for invasion and conquest.
In THE GIFT OF FIRE Prometheus is unbound and walks into South Central Los Angeles. In ON THE HEAD OF A PIN Joshua and Ana, at a cutting edge firm working toward high end movies indistinguishable from live action, discover something lingering in the rendered footage--an entity that will lead them into a new age beyond the reality they have come to know.
Scientists James Logan and his wife, Linda, have their dream careers at the world's leading biotech company, GeneFirm, Inc. But their happiness is interrupted by a devastating bioterrorist attack. A deadly superflu quickly becomes a global pandemic. The GeneFirm complex goes into lockdown and Linda's research team is sent to high-security underground labs to develop a vaccine. Above ground, James learns that GeneFirm security has been breached and Linda is in danger. To save her he must confront a desperate terrorist, armed government agents, and an invisible killer - Virus Thirteen.
In January of 2010, Peake's granddaughter found four composition books in her attic. They contained the fabled "Titus Awakes" in its entirety. Peake had outlined the novel for his wife, Maeve Gilmore, who had at last finished Peake's masterpiece.
An escalating rivalry with a powerful member of the nobility forces Kvothe to leave the University. Adrift, penniless, and alone, he travels to Vintas, where he becomes entangled in the politics of courtly society. All the while Kvothe searches for answers attempting to uncover the truth about the mysterious Amyr, and the death of his parents. Traveling into the Fae realm he meets Felurian, the faerie woman no man can resist and who no man has ever survived. Under her tutelage, Kvothe learns much about true magic and the ways of women. Recommended.
An experimental device that can modify or erase memories is accidentally amplified - and among those affected is the President of the United States, And the question now arises, if he has the memories of another person, who has HIS memories, which include plans for an upcominbg super-secret military operation? Recommended.
Alex Lomax is the one and only private eye working the mean streets of New Klondike, the Martian frontier town that sprang up forty years ago after Simon Weingarten and Denny O'Reilly discovered fossils on the Red Planet. Back on Earth, where anything can be synthesized, the remains of alien life are the most valuable of all collectibles, so shiploads of desperate treasure hunters stampeded to Mars in the Great Martian Fossil Rush. Trying to make an honest buck in a dishonest world, Lomax tracks down killers and kidnappers among the failed prospectors, corrupt cops, and a growing population of "transfers" - lucky stiffs who, after striking paleontological gold, upload their minds into immortal android bodies. But when he uncovers clues to solving the decades-old murders of Weingarten and O'Reilly, along with a journal that may lead to their legendary mother lode of Martian fossils, God only knows what he'll dig up...
The Emperor Claudius is in danger. The Praetorian Guard has been infiltrated by traitors. Macro and Cato are summoned to Rome by Narcissus where they are placed undercover in the Guard to uncover the plot.
Saskia is a metal mage. She hopes that forthcoming treaty negotiations will forge a lasting peace between humans and the other denizens of the half-light city. To ensure it she forges an alliance with a dangerous Fae name Fen. His visions may hold the key to peace - but he may also be Saskia's undoing.
Four centuries after the end of the INDA series. After her sister, the queen, bears a child, Princess Lasva is no longer heir to the throne and leaves Colend. She marries Prince Ivandred of Marloven Hesea. When the sensational news makes its way to Lasva's sister, the queen worries for Lasva at the hands of the Marlovens, whose king's mage is in league with the magical land of Norsunder - considered by Colendi to be their enemy. The queen orders Emras, a scribe, to guard Lasva. But it may be too late. Lasva is already deeply involved with the Marlovens and their magic.
Devastated over the unknown fate of her soul mate, Vampire Queen Miranda Grey-Solomon is weak and near death. Luckily Stella Maguire, a young witch, uses her powers to heal Miranda, but there is little time to grieve - for a new regime of vampires threatens the entire Shadow World.
In Solarno, the spies watch each other and ready their knives, while Myna sees the troops muster at its border and emotions run high as it vows never to be enslaved again. In Collegium, the students argue politics, too late to turn the tide. In the heart of the Empire, new pilots have completed their secretive training, generals are being recalled to service and armies are ready to march. Their Empress, the heir to two worlds, intends to claim her birthright. And nothing - either within the Empire or beyond it-will stand in her way.
16 of his early space adventures from the years 1946 to 1956.
On the heels of Kitty's return from London, a new werewolf shows up in Denver, one who threatens to split the pack by challenging Kitty's authority at every turn. The timing could not be worse. Kitty needs all the allies she can muster to go against the ancient vampire, Roman, if she's to have any hope of defeating his Long Game. But there's more to this intruder than there seems, and Kitty must uncover the truth, fast. Meanwhile, Cormac pursues an unknown entity wreaking havoc across Denver, and a vampire from the Order of St. Lazaurus tempts Rick with the means to transform his life forever.
With the Gods of the New Dawn amassing a vast army, Skylan Ivorson finds allies in former enemies. Calling upon the ogres to fight their common foes, the Vindrasi soon find themselves in the middle of an even larger war. Skylan and his Vindrasi clan must sail the Sea of Tears into the heart of the Forbidden Empire of the Cyclops, to implement a cunning yet delicate plan that risks his life and leadership at every corner. But a new enemy lies deep in the sea, one who draws upon powers never harnessed by land dwellers.
Featuring stories by Allan Steele, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Kim Lakin-Smith, Paul Cornell, Eugie Foster, Nick Harkaway, Nancy Kress, Kay Kenyon, James Lovegrove, Robert Reed, Mercurio D. Rivera, Norman Spinrad, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Liz Williams, Vandana Singh, Martin Sketchley, and more.
The Dispersionists have been broken and peace has returned to Chung Kuo, but DeVore's mission is far from over. Employing the Ping Tiao, the "Levellers", and officers within the Security Service still loyal to him, De Vore sends autonomous copies of himsel f from Mars to destroy the vulnerable Seven by any means necessary.
The great war cannot be stopped. The tyrant Geder Palliako had led his nation to war, but every victory has called forth another conflict. Now the greater war spreads out before him, and he is bent on bringing peace. No matter how many people he has to kill to do it. Cithrin bel Sarcour, rogue banker of the Medean Bank, has returned to the fold. Her apprenticeship has placed her in the path of war, but the greater dangers are the ones in her past and in her soul.Widowed and disgraced at the heart of the Empire, Clara Kalliam has become a loyal traitor, defending her nation against itself. And in the shadows of the world, Captain Marcus Wester tracks an ancient secret that will change the war in ways not even he can forsee.
Janus Mikani and Celeste Ritsuko work all hours in the Criminal Investigation Division. He's a charming rogue with an uncanny 6th sense; she's all logic, and the first female inspector. Between his instinct and her brains, they collar more criminals than anyone. But when a missing heiress is found murdered, it becomes clear there's a madman on the loose, weaving blood and magic in an intricate, lethal ritual.
1337. The French have the bankrupt Edward III back on his heels. But 16 year old Hal Romsey, a Luciferist and a visionary, has one of the keys to Hell -- and knows how to use it. Hell, it seems, is willing to ally with England.
Zombie P.I. Dan Shamble is trying to stop an all-out gang war between full-time and full-moon werewolves. As he combs through the tangled clues to hunt down the bald facts, things get hairy fast. Shamble lurches through a loony landscape of voodoo tattoo artists, illicit cockatrice fights, body builders assembling make-your-own-human kits, and perhaps scariest of all, crazed fans in town for the Worldwide Horror Convention.
Larry Zagorski spins wild tales of fantasy worlds for pulp magazines. But as WWII hangs in the balance, the lines between imagination and reality are starting to blur. The truth, it seems, is stranger than anything Larry could invent. But when he looks back on the 20th century from WWII, the past is as uncertain as the future. Just where does truth end and illusion begin?
This year's Nebula volume includes Gaiman, Willis, Walton, Kij Johnson, Ryman, Clute, Gilman and many more.
New Hampshire is rich with big game, more than enough to feed Ryan and his hungry companions. But claims to a fallen elk get ugly and Ryan is forced to chill another hunter, the self-proclaimed king of the Granite Highlands, over the meat. Soon the hunters become the hunted as the dead man's widow gives chase, armed with predark tanks and heavy artillery. As the kill zone widens across cannibal-ridden lava fields, Ryan and his group search for leverage in the merciless landscape.
A glitch in a quantum portal traps Kane and his team in another reality-an alternative world where evil has triumphed. On the decaying streets of Dead Earth, life itself is a crime. Legions of Dark Magistrates patrol the fetid landscape, wielding the destructive power of their Soul Eaters. They are the soldiers of a hybrid baron ready to extend his terrifying power beyond the borders of his own decaying reality. Cerberus is all that stands between the real world and the invasion of the dead.
Deviana Morris, mercenary, has just got a job on a tiny trade ship with a nasty reputation for surprises. The Glorious Fool has a reputation for bad luck that makes one year as a security detail on this ship equal to five years everywhere else. Devi knows she's found the perfect way to get the jump on the next part of her Plan -- but one year might be more than even Devi can handle.
The world has been over-run by a lethal infection, ravaged by a pathogen that leaves its victims locked half-way between life and death. New York, bombed to prevent the spread of the disease, has been reduced to radioactive rubble. A rescue squad enters the subway tunnels beneath Manhattan, searching for the one man who can create an antidote as they race against the disease that threatens to extinguish the human race.
A historical novel that doesn't know what year it is; a noir novel that turns all the lights on; a romance novel that arrives drunk to dinner; a science fiction novel that can't remember what ‘isotope' means; a stunningly inventive, exceptionally funny, dangerously unsteady and (largely) coherent novel about sex, violence, space, time, and how the best way to deal with history is to ignore it.
Anderson believes now is the perfect time to destroy his nemesis, Konstantin, and orders private eye Nikki Glass to use her powers to locate Konstantin. Her search is complicated by Cyrus - Konstantin's son and the new leader of the Olympians - who threatens retribution should his father be killed. The complications mount up as Nikki begins to suspect that Konstantin might not actually be behind a recent series of attacks.
Fortitude Scott's life is a mess. A degree in film theory has left him with zero marketable skills, his job revolves around pouring coffee, his roommate hasn't paid rent in four months, and he's also a vampire. Well, sort of. He's still mostly human. But when a new vampire comes into his family's territory and young girls start going missing, Fort can't ignore his heritage anymore. But without having matured into full vampirehood, Fort's rescue mission might just kill him.
It's 2025 and the world is riven by war, terrorist attacks, poverty and increasingly desperate demands for water, oil, and natural resources. The West and China confront each other over an inseparable ideological divide, each desperate to sustain their future. And then the Serene arrive, enigmatic aliens form Delta Pavonis V. They bring peace to an ailing world, an end to poverty and violence - but not everyone supports the seemingly benign invasion.
272 AD. Recalled to Syria, imperial agent Cassius Corbulo is charged with recovering the flag. Accompanied by his faithful servant Simo and ex-gladiator bodyguard Indavara, Cassius must journey across the dangerous wastes of Syria to the equally perilous streets of Antioch. He and his companions face ruthless brigands, mysterious cults, merciless assassins and intrigue at every turn.
INVINCIBLE continues the story from DREADNAUGHT as the Alliance fleet commanded by Admiral Geary tries to escape threats outside human space and return before danger can strike humanity again.
Geary's mission is to ensure the safety of the Midway Star System, which has revolted against the Syndicate Worlds empire - an empire that is on the brink of collapse. To complicate matters further, Geary also needs to return safely to Alliance space not only with representatives of the Dancers, an alien species, but also with "Invincible," a captured warship that could possibly be the most valuable object in human history. Despite the peace treaty that Geary must adhere to at all costs, the Syndicate Worlds regime threatens to make the fleet's journey back grueling and perilous.
The mining ship El Cavador's telescopes pick up a fast moving object coming in system. It's hard to know what to make of it. It's massive and moving at a significant fraction of the speed of light. The first Formic War is about to begin.
It hasn't been the best week for Jessica McClain. Her newly found mate has been kidnapped by a Goddess hell-bent on revenge, and Jessica is positive she can save him. But being the only female werewolf in town comes with its own set of rules and powers... if only she understood them. Aided by two vamps, two loyal Pack members, and one very reluctant human, Jessica must rescue her man while coming to terms with what being a wolf really means.
1593: the call goes out to celebrated swordsman, adventurer and rake Will Swyfte -- find the alchemist John Dee and his feared looking-glass and return them to London before disaster strikes. But when Will discovers the mirror may help him solve the mystery that has haunted him for years -- the fate of his lost love, Jenny -- the stakes become acutely personal. With a frozen London under siege by supernatural powers, the sands of time are running out. Will is left with no choice but to pursue the alchemist to the devil-haunted lands of the New World in the very shadow of the terrifying fortress home of England's hidden enemy, the Unseelie Court.
When out-of-shape IT technician Roen woke up and started hearing voices in his head, he naturally assumed he was losing it. He wasn't. He now has a passenger in his brain - an ancient alien life-form called Tao, whose race crash-landed on Earth before the first fish crawled out of the oceans. Now split into two opposing factions - the peace-loving, but under-represented Prophus, and the savage, powerful Genjix - the aliens have been in a state of civil war for centuries. Both sides are searching for a way off-planet, and the Genjix will sacrifice the entire human race, if that's what it takes. Meanwhile, Roen is having to train to be the ultimate secret agent. Like that's going to end up well. Recommended.
Sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne and her "straynge band of mysfits" have journeyed from London to America to rescue their friend Jasper, hauled off by bounty hunters. But Jasper is in the clutches of a devious former friend demanding a trade; the dangerous device Jasper stole from him for the life of the girl Jasper loves. One false move from Jasper and the strange clockwork collar around Mei's neck tightens. And tightens. From the rough streets of lower Manhattan to elegant Fifth Avenue, the motley crew of teens with supernatural abilities is on Jasper's elusive trail. And they're about to discover how far they'll go for friendship.
Jillan and his companions have won the battle of Godsend, and an uneasy peace has settled on their remote corner of the Empire. But the Saviours cannot allow such resistance to go unpunished, and embark on a series of punitive assaults on the few who have rejected their reign. With his friends scattered and his reason for fighting taken away from him, Jillan is faced with new and terrible decisions to make.
While Josh and other teens-turned-Wilding would love nothing more than to keep their identities hidden in the quiet beach town of Santa Feliz, others have other ideas. Josh must deal with the FBI, a school bully, Wilding elders who view him as a prospective leader and one formidable elder who plots to have him secretly murdered.
Alexander Koenig, the former Navy commander whose heroics forced the Sh'daar into submission, has won a second term as President of the United States of North America. But pursuing his mandate - sovereignty from the centuries-old Earth Confederation - becomes a risky proposition due to events taking place on the other side of the galaxy. A Confederation research vessel has been ambushed. Destroyers are descending on a human colony. It seems the Sh'daar have betrayed their treaty, and all nations must stand united - or face certain death.
Looking for a little love? Need some luck? Desperate for revenge? Gage can give you what you need. The most talented tattoo artist in town, he knows the right symbol and the right mix of ingredients and ink to achieve your heart's desire. One tattoo is all it takes. But remember, everything has its price.The wizards know Gage is using forbidden magic, and they intend to punish him for his transgressions. Too bad if innocent humans and monsters - entire cities - get in the way. They will quell a nascent magical uprising and Gage will be the sacrifice they need. First, though, they have to find him.
Saeng grew up knowing only the rule of the magus Thaumaturgs - but it was the voices out of that land's forgotten past that she listened to. And when her rulers mount an invasion of the neighbouring jungle, those voices send her and her brother on a desperate mission. To the south, the desert tribes are united by the arrival of a foreign warleader, a veteran commander in battered ashen mail whom his men call the Grey Ghost. This warleader takes the tribes on a raid like none other, deep into the heart of Thaumaturg lands.
Fictionals - characters 'translated' into living beings for movies and TV using cloning technology - are a part of daily life in LA now. Sometimes the problem is knowing who's real and who's not. Divorced, alcoholic and hanging on by a thread, Niles Golan- author of Death By Degrees: A Kurt Power Novel and many others - has been hired to write a big-budget reboot of a classic movie. If he does this right, the studio might bring one of Niles' own characters to life. Somewhere beneath the movie - beneath the TV show it was inspired by, the children's book behind that and the story behind that - is the kernel of something important. If he can just hold it together long enough...
Series conclusion. The Immortal Lord Cayal and his former lover, the mortal Lady Arkady, both seek the mysterious Chaos Crystal. Arkady has been captured by Jaxyn, a Tide Lord who opposes Cayal and is seeking the Crystal for his own nefarious schemes. Arkady escapes, and once again pursues the Crystal--for if the gem falls into the hands of the Immortals, what will become of humanity?
End of the RIFTWAR series. Pug, now the greatest magician of all time, must risk everything he has fought for and everything he cherishes in the hope of destroying an evil enemy once and for all. But to achieve peace and save untold millions of lives, he will have to pay the ultimate price.
Stranded on Europa, the frozen moon of Jupiter, Madeline, Helen Sutter, A.J. Baker and the team have one card left to play. All they have to do... is survive lethal radiation, vacuum, and ice as hard as steel while they figure out how to make "Nebula Storm" fly again. But even as they prepare to make the journey home, Europa has one more discovery waiting for them... a discovery that might be the deadliest trap in the Solar System!
A hundred or so survivors of the zombie plague have defended their new home - the fortified town of Ashley Oaks, Texas - against ravenous zombies and cruel bandits. They have gathered supplies, established a civil government, and even found love among the ruins. But now a deadly supply run leads to the discovery of hundreds of survivors trapped in a failing shopping mall, their lives controlled by a power-hungry U.S. Senator and the military men and women who follow her. News that there are civilians living in peace outside the mall is earth-shattering for all of them. The final battle for the fort - and, in a way, for the soul of America - is about to begin. Recommended.
The Xandim are a people enslaved by the fey and powerful Phaerie, masters of the Old Magic. They were trapped in their horse forms for so long they forgot their human shapes, until their shaman, Windeye, found a way to rouse some of his people and bring them back to their humanity. But his quest to free his people is not over. Indeed, in this second novel of the trilogy, the fight for freedom really begins.
A short (80 page) commencement speech given on lessons learnt on making a good life and good art.
Jayne arrives during the preparations for her older brother's shotgun wedding, but she's not the only unexpected guest. The Invisible College has also come to town, intent on stopping the ceremony. They claim an ancient evil is threatening the child that would be Jayne's niece, and that the Heller family has been rotten at the core for generations. The deeper Jayne looks, the more she thinks they might not be wrong. And behind them all, in the shadows of Jayne's childhood home, a greater threat waits that calls itself the Graveyard Child.
Thaddeus Sharp's life is dedicated to the hunting and killing of clockworkers. A man who calls himself Mr. Griffin seeks Thad's help with a mad clockwork scientist - Lord Havoc - who has built a dangerous machine. But Mr. Griffin cares little if the evil Lord lives or dies -- all he desires is his invention.
When Sookie Stackhouse learns the reason why Eric Northman and his vampires are keeping their distance...and a cold silence, she is devastated. Then a shocking murder rocks Bon Temps, and Sookie is arrested for the crime. But the evidence against Sookie is weak, and she makes bail. Investigating the killing, she'll learn that what passes for truth in Bon Temps is only a convenient lie.
A young boy and his friend run away from home to protect a cute (if rather large) alien pet that turns out to be much more than just a pet indeed.
Andrew Dare is a werewolf, enforcer for the Roanoke pack - responsible for capturing or killing any Were intruders in Roanoke's territory. In this capacity he tracks down Silver, a lone Were. She's beautiful, she's crazy, and someone has tortured her by injecting silver into her veins. She's lost her wild self and can't shift any more. She represents a terrible threat to every Were on the continent.
In a small village, orphaned sisters Celine and Amelie Fawe scrape out a living selling herbal medicines and pretending to read people's futures. Forced to flee a warlord prince, the sisters agree to use their "skills" as seers to solve a series of bizarre deaths involving pretty young girls, in exchange for the protection of the warlord's brother, Prince Anton. But they soon discover that they have far more power than they had ever envisioned.
Inspector Vissarion Lom has been summoned to the capital in order to catch a terrorist - - and ordered to report directly to the head of the secret police. A totalitarian state, worn down by an endless war, must be seen to crush home-grown terrorism with an iron fist. But Lom discovers Mirgorod to be more corrupted than he imagined: a murky world of secret police and revolutionaries, cabaret clubs and doomed artists. Lom has been chosen because he is an outsider, not involved in the struggle for power within the party. And because of the sliver of angel stone implanted in his head.
Charles Talent Manx has a way with children. He likes to take them for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the NOS4A2 vanity plate. With his old car, he can slip right out of the everyday world, and onto the hidden roads that transport them to an astonishing - and terrifying - playground of amusements he calls "Christmasland." Then, one day, Victoria McQueen goes looking for trouble - and finds Manx. That was a lifetime ago. Now Vic, the only kid to ever escape Manx's unmitigated evil, is all grown up and desperate to forget. But Charlie Manx never stopped thinking about Victoria McQueen. He's on the road again and he's picked up a new passenger: Vic's own son. Recommended.
Vidarian Rulorat discovers that the Alorean Import Company is determined to eliminate two-thirds of the new life on Andovar in the hopes of hoarding more magic for themselves in a new, worldwide plutocracy. Along with his human, gryphon, and shapechanger allies, he must stop the Company if he is to safeguard any future for the diverse life of Andovar, including his and Ariadel's newborn daughter.
Uniting with his great rival Mark Antony, Octavian will stop at nothing to seek retribution and avenge his father's death. His greatest hatred is reserved for Brutus, Caesar's childhood friend, now the leader of those who murdered him. The reckoning for Brutus will come on the sweeping battlefield at Philippi.
There's a revolution brewing in Hell, and Jack might be the only one who can stop Belial's rival from ripping a hole between the Black and the mortal world - a catastrophe that could be worse than Armageddon. But to win, Jack will have to do the one thing he swore he never would: become a servant to the Morrigan, and risk losing everything he knows and loves...including Pete.
When the newly elected Representative from New Mexico's Second Congressional District dies while at the Centaurion Embassy, it's up to Kitty Kat-Martini and the rest of the Diplomatic Corps to stop the killer before anyone else becomes a casualty, particularly the victim's replacement, Jeff Martini...
A magnificent West Coast estate known as Roseland, now home to a reclusive billionaire financier and his faithful servants, has become a port in the storm for Odd Thomas and his traveling companion, the inscrutably charming Annamaria, the Lady of the Bell. But a harrowing taste of Roseland's terrors convinces Odd that it's time to hit the road again. Still, the prescient Annamaria insists that they've been led there for a reason.
In a sinister encounter with a rogue truck driver tricked up like a rhinestone cowboy, Odd has a disturbing vision of a shocking multiple homicide that has not yet been committed. Across California, into Nevada, and back again, Odd embarks on a riveting road chase to prevent the tragedy. Along the way, he meets - and charms - a collection of eccentrics who become his allies in a terrifying battle against a sociopath of singular boldness and cleverness - and a shadowy network of mysterious, like-minded murderers whose chilling resources seem almost supernatural.
The meta-hero organizations Echo and sometime Russian ally CCCP must go on the offense and battle back. Task one: to hunt down the secret puppet masters behind the Nazi robot invasion, the Thule Society. To do so, the heroes of Echo, led by Bulwark and Red Djinni, face the guardians of a hidden trove of Nazi armor. Meanwhile, a sadistic genius super villain arises who is determined to defeat both heroes and Thulians alike-a villain who just may have the wealth and cunning to pull it off.
A classic trilogy (SLOW FALL TO DAWN, DANCE OF THE HAG, and A QUIET OF STONE) in a single volume. The Hoorka is a guild of assassins with a single law: if the victim can survive until dawn, he or she may go free. But the rich and powerful who hire the guild don't like having their will thwarted--leaving the Hoorka dealing with some unpleasant consequences of their ethics.
Cass Dollar joins Dor, the leader of a survivalist stronghold, on a quest through the devastated, zombie-infested landscape of the Western US to find Dor's daughter. But the greater threat are other humans, the totalitarian Rebuilders. They're stealing women and children away to breeding farms, and Cass herself might be the top prize of them all.
A companion collection to the Twilight Reign quintet, these 11 stories shine a rather different light on the Land. Look past the armies and politics of the Seven Tribes and you will find smaller moments that shaped the course of history in their own way. But even forgotten secrets can kill. Even shadows can have claws.
The wild offspring of a dragon are on the loose, sowing death and destruction and upsetting the ancient balance of power between dragonkind, humans, elves, and gnomes. In Lyonya, King Kieri is about to celebrate marriage to the half-elf Arian. But uncanny whispers from the spirits of his ancestors continue to warn of treachery and murder. Meanwhile, in Tsaia, the young king Mikeli must grapple with unrest among his own nobility over his controversial decision to grant the title and estates of a traitorous magelord to a Verrakaien who not only possesses the forbidden magic but is a woman besides, Dorrin, once one of Kieri's most trusted captains.
Heath Ransom, former police psychic turned machine-enhanced "endovoyant" private investigator, is hired to find the consciousness of the rich and comatose Margaret Biel and return it to her body. Tracking her through the etheric world, he comes upon a strange and terrifying object that appears to be a tear in the very fabric of reality. He falls into it - and into an astonishing metaphysical shadow-play. For Margaret is a pawn in a war between secret, ruthless government agencies and a nonhuman entity known only as "Amphibian." Their battlefield is a multi-level reality unlike anything humankind has ever imagined. Recommended.
HERE ABIDE MONSTERS and YURTH BURDEN in one volume.
Newly allied with the powerful African empire of the Tswana, the French have occupied Spain and brought revolution and bloodshed to Brazil, threatening Britain's last desperate hope to defeat Napoleon. Laurence and Temeraire are brought back from Australia to negotiate a peace with the angry Tswana, who have besieged the Portuguese royal family in Rio. Joined by the egotistical fire-breather Iskierka and the still-growing Kulingile, who has already surpassed Temeraire in size, they embark for Brazil, only to meet with a string of unmitigated disasters that leave the dragons and their human friends forced to make an unexpected landing in the hostile territory of the Inca empire, where they face new unanticipated dangers.
When government agents kick down Claire Forrester's front door and murder her parents, Claire realizes just how different she is. Patrick Gamble was nothing special until the day he got on a plane and hours later stepped off it, the only passenger left alive, a hero. Chase Williams has sworn to protect the people of the United States from the menace in their midst, but he is becoming the very thing he has promised to destroy. So far, the threat has been controlled by laws and violence and drugs. But the night of the red moon is coming, when an unrecognizable world will emerge...and the battle for humanity will begin.
2015. Madison, Wisconsin. Junior cop Sally Jansson, investigating a reported case of animal cruelty, finds herself in an alternate world covered with virgin forest. It is only one in an infinite chain of parallel earths, each differing from its neighbours by a little (or a lot). And the further away you travel, the stranger the worlds get. The sun and moon always shine, the basic laws of physics are the same. However, the chance events which have shaped our particular version of Earth, such as the dinosaur-killer asteroid impact, might not have happened and things may well have turned out rather differently. But only our Earth hosts mankind. And thus begins a great migration.
Low-level entertainment lawyer Nick Carter receives a visit from highly advanced (if bumbling) extraterrestrials and learns that intergalactic society became addicted to American pop songs ever since they first reached alien ears in 1977. Because of the vast copyright violation and the resultant fines, the whole universe is bankrupt and the human race has ended up owning, well, everything. The aliens are not happy about the situation, and it now becomes Nick's job to clean up the mess.
Stories to make you think, to make you laugh, to make you wonder, to make you uneasy. Stories that ask questions, stories that sow mysteries. But always stories that entertain.
It began in the graveyard. Ever since her boyfriend Nathan died in a tragic accident Emma had been coming to the graveyard at night. During the day she went through the motions at her prep schol. But on this night Emma was not alone in the cemetery. Also there was Eric, who just started at her school, and an ancient woman who looked as though she was made of rags. And when the woman saw Emma there, she reached out to her with a grip as chilling as death.
Nathan died the summer before his final year in high school. But he wakes in his room - or in the shrine his mother has made of his room - confused, cold, and unable to interact with anyone or anything he sees. The only clear memory he has is a dream of a shining city and its glorious queen, but the dream fades, until he once again meets his girlfriend Emma by the side of his own grave. Nathan wants life. He wants Emma. But, even if Emma can deliver what he desires, the cost may be too high to pay.
Emma Bannon, Sorceress Prime in service to Queen Victrix, has a mission: to find the doctor who has created a powerful new weapon. Her friend, the mentath Archibald Clare, is only too happy to help. Unfortunately, their quarry is a fanatic, and his poisonous discovery is just as dangerous to Britannia as to Her enemies. Now a single man has set Londinium ablaze, and Clare finds himself in the middle of distressing excitement, racing against time and theory to find a cure.
Sequel to THE LAST COLONY. For generations the human Colonial Union had defended humanity against hostile aliens, deliberately keeping Earth an ignorant backwater and a source of military recruits. Now other alien races have come on the scene and formed a new alliance against the Colonial Union. And they've invited the people of Earth to join them. Against such possibilities, managing the survival of the Colonial Union won't be easy, either. It will take diplomatic finesse, political cunning...and a brilliant "B Team," centered on the resourceful Lieutenant Harry Wilson, that can be deployed to deal with the unpredictable and unexpected things the universe throws at you when you're struggling to preserve the unity of the human race.
During the brutal Judaean campaign, the Hebrew army inflict defeat upon the 12th Legion -- not only decimating their ranks, but taking away their soul, the eagle. There is one final chance to save the legion's honour -- to steal back the eagle. To do that, Demalion and his legionaries must go undercover into Jerusalem, into the very heart of their enemy -- where discovery will mean the worst of deaths -- if they are to recover their pride. And that, in itself, is a task worthy only of heroes.
When by chance Sigwulf, a minor Saxon prince in the court of Charlemagne, obtains a Book of Dreams, a rare text giving understanding to their meaning, he attracts the attention of Charlemagne himself. But the Book proves to be a slippery guide in a world of treachery and double dealing as the King sends Sigwulf into Spain to spy on the Saracens ahead of a planned Frankish invasion.
Now, available for the first time in one volume, seven tales that chronicle thousands of years of Majipoor's history, from the arrival of the settlers of Old Earth, to the expansion of vast cities, to the extraordinary life of Lord Valentine.
The United States is near total collapse. But 87% of the population doesn't care because they're addicted to flashback, a drug that allows its users to re-experience the best moments of their lives. After ex-detective Nick Bottom's wife died in a car accident, he went under the flash to be with her. He has lost his job, his teenage son, and his livelihood as a result. Nick may be a lost soul but he's still a good cop, so he is hired to investigate the murder of a top governmental advisor's son. This flashback-addict becomes the one man who may be able to change the course of an entire nation turning away from the future to live in the past. Recommended.
Adrian's twin sister Adrienne now leads a faction of the Shadowspawn - the ancient, shape-shifting, blood-drinking breed who secretly control the world. She has nothing but hatred and contempt for her brother, who remains on the side of humanity, fighting with the Brotherhood against the Shadowspawn. To defeat him, she has suborned his mentor - the greatest warrior of the Brotherhood.
Magician Peter Warlock amazes audiences every night at his private theater in New York. But this is just a cover. Peter is a member of an underground group of psychics who gaze into the future to help prevent crimes. He has foreseen an unspeakable act of violence that will devastate the city. Rushing to prevent this tragedy he discovers that a shadowy cult of evil psychics, the Order of Astrum, know all about his abilities. They are hunting him and his fellow psychics down, one by one, determined to silence them forever.
The last campaign of King Arthur, recounted in verse. It was composed in the thirties, but apparently put aside for THE HOBBIT and never finished. 240pp.
Nine years ago, Jessie was in a car crash and died. After she was buried, she awoke and tore through the earth to arise, reborn, as a zombie. And there were others-gangs of undead roaming the Indiana woods, fighting, hunting, hidden. But when a mysterious illness threatens the existence of both zombies and humans, Jessie must decide whether to stay and fight or flee to survive...
Omnibus. The Clane saga novels EMPIRE OF THE ATOM and THE WIZARD OF LIN. Also included is MISSION TO THE STARS and two Ezwal stories in the War Against the Rull series. Text is that of the Astounding serializations.
The secret daughter of the head of an infamous Skilled crime family, Sera Brandt has hidden her past, her potential and especially her powers. But when a tragedy strikes her other family, Sera needs justice. And the only way to get it is to reveal her heritage-including a rare Skill-and take the reins of the Tower Syndicate from her cunning and malicious aunt.
A painting, depicting haunting scenes of a ruined palace and a scarlet-haired goddess in front of a fiery city, arrives unheralded in an art gallery with a cryptic note saying, "The world needs to see this." The painting begins to change the lives of the woman who is the gallery's curator and that of an ancient man of the fey Aetherial folk who has mysteriously risen from the depths of the ocean. Neither human nor fairy knows how they are connected, but when the painting is stolen, both are compelled to discover the meaning behind the painting and the key it holds to their future.
A new short Honorverse novel, plus a compendium of tech, specs, and history to accompany the blockbuster series.
A polytheistic pantheon - a tangle of divine hierarchies - once kept the world at an arm's length, warring with one another for mankind's belief and devotion. It was a grim and bloody balance, but a balance just the same. When one god triumphed, driving all other gods out of Heaven, it was back to the bad old days: cults and sycophants, and the terrible retribution the gods visit on those who spite them. None of which is going to stop Cason from getting back what's his...
You hold in your hand a sacred trust, a dragon's diary. My diary. And that trust has been horribly violated by that dreadful Princess Lillian, or you wouldn't be holding it. My own personal diary, published for all to see! That human female has no shame. I do, however. I do not wish my secrets spread about. Please, I beg you, put this book down now and walk away, kind browser. Respect an old dragon's privacy. No matter what the princess thinks, these matters of violence, blackmail, and unnecessary romance are not for the eyes of others! No, no, don't even open it! Ignore the attractive illustrations and the shockingly true secrets of dragon life. You'll be sorry. All right, you won't. But I will. I hate princesses.
1855. Only a few rebels remain. Jack Casey, gravely ill, trains the young rebels to use Rajthanan magic. Then word comes that Mahajan has found a mysterious power in Scotland, one that could be the Grail. The Rajthanans send an army north, and Jack and his men go too, disguised as porters for the conquerors. They hope to find a weapon that will free England. But they will find something even more powerful.
A collection of his stories.
Following a trail of deception and death to Proteus Station, Frank Compton has discovered a conspiracy that threatens all life in the galaxy. The Shonkla'raa, an ancient enemy thought to be long dead, is rising again. So serious is the danger that the Modhri, the enemy of his enemy, may now be his friend, as the burgeoning threat of a race of invincible soldiers emerges. If Compton and Bayta can't stop them, the Shonkla'raa will decimate all who oppose them, destroying the Quadrail and billions of lives throughout the galaxy.
Max and Tom are old, old friends, once actors. Tom now owns a jazz nightclub called Deadbeat which, as well as being their source of income, is also something of an in-joke. In a dark suburban churchyard one night they see a group of men are loading a coffin into the back of a van. But, why would you be taking a full coffin away from a graveyard and, more importantly, why is the occupant still breathing? Tom and Max are on the case. God help us...
Noon Onyx is investigating several mysterious disappearances in the remote area of Halja. And when the townsfolk begin claiming an ancient and evil foe has stepped out of legend to commit the crimes, Noon realizes that she could be facing something much worse than she ever imagined.
Savannah Levine, a young witch of remarkable power and a dangerous pedigree, staggers away from a bomb blast in New Orleans, glad that she's managed to rescue her half-brother Bryce from the supernatural revolutionaries who had held him captive. But everyone and everything she holds dear is still at risk. The reveal movement has shaken the Otherworld to its core and the resulting chaos has thinned the boundaries between dimensions, allowing creatures of the deeper realms to break through and wreak havoc on supernaturals but also on innocent humans.
Risa Jones, half-werewolf and half-Aedh, is beginning to believe that the only way to find the keys she's been searching for and to save her friends is by dying. And when Wolfgang Schmidt, the lover of her boss at the vampire council, is found dead, her worst fears are confirmed. With the first portal of hell permanently opened, the energies of the dark path are leeching into the world. And Risa will have to fight her greatest enemy to the death if she is to stop the nightmare.
Tak O'Leary works for the Axon Corporation as an explorer of parallel timelines. But he learns that Axon intends to change history in order to maximize their profits -- a change that will wipe out of existence Samira Moheb, the love of his life. He manages to get Samira and himself to an alternate timeline. But an even greater threat is in the offing.
Short stories as steampowered fairy tales: Jay Lake, Kat Richardson, Paul Di Filippo, K. W. Jeter, Steven Harper, Pip Ballantine, Nancy A. Collins and more...
When a citywide crime wave erupts, Cady's demon-friendly tiki bar is robbed by Earthbounds who wield surreal, demonic abilities that shouldn't exist. With the help of her boyfriend, Lon Butler, Cady sets out to find the people who wronged her. But the criminals aren't the only ones experiencing unnatural metamorphoses - Cady's own Moon Child abilities are evolving beyond her control.
Ilse Zhalina is set on her own quest to find one of the three fabled jewels of Lir. In her search, she encounters a woman who has one jewel in her keeping. The two women become allies in their quest for the other jewels, because finding and controlling these stones could mean salvation for both of their nations. And their failure, the ruin of their peoples.
In Depression-era Chicago, Harper Curtis finds a key to a house that opens on to other times. But it comes at a cost. He has to kill the shining girls - bright young women, burning with potential. He stalks them through their lives across different eras until, in 1989, one of his victims, Kirby Mazrachi, survives and starts hunting him back. Working with an ex-homicide reporter who is falling for her, Kirby has to unravel an impossible mystery.
It is 612 AD and Aelric - senator of the Roman Empire, fresh from a bloodbath in Egypt - is forced to divert the Imperial galley to Athens. He finds a demoralized and corrupt provincial city threatened by an army rumoured to contain twenty million starving barbarians. He will have to call upon all his formidable intellect and lethal ingenuity to survive his enemies inside and outside the city walls.
Touched by a very public tragedy, musician Rob Quillen comes to Cloud County, Tennessee, and finds both music and mystery in the mountains. Close-lipped locals guard their secrets, even as Rob gets caught up in a subtle power struggle he can't begin to comprehend. A vacationing wife goes missing, raising suspicions of foul play, and a strange feral girl runs wild in the woods, howling in the night like a lost spirit. Change is coming to Cloud County, and only the night wind knows what part Rob will play when the last leaf falls from the Widow's Tree.
Orion finds himself in Britain in the years after the Romans abandoned the island kingdom and befriends the young warrior named Arthur. But Arthur's noble ambitions interfere with Aten's far-reaching schemes to reshape history to his own ends. He wants Arthur dead and forgotten - but Orion does not. Orion will battle the gods themselves to see that Arthur fulfills his destiny.
One hundred years before "Ender's Game," the aliens arrived on Earth with fire and death. This is the story of the First Formic War. Victor Delgado beat the alien ship to Earth, but just barely. Not soon enough to convince skeptical governments that there was a threat. They didn't believe that until space stations and ships and colonies went up in sudden flame. And when that happened, only Mazer Rackham and the Mobile Operations Police could move fast enough to meet the threat.
The next omnibus of four classic John Grimes GALACTIC RIM novels: THE ANARCH LORDS, THE LAST AMAZON, THE WILD ONES, and CATCH THE STAR WINDS.
Ambitious engineer Simon Darcy is attempting to recreate the infamous and now-banned time travel device that changed the Victorian Age forever by allowing the introduction of 20th century technology. His daring plan draws the attention of Willie G., the Clockwork Canary, London's sensationalist reporter. Simon soon discovers that Willie is a male guise for Wilhemina Goodenough, the love of his youth, who left him jilted and bitter. He questions her motives even as he falls prey to her unique charm.
Jim Holden and the crew of the Rocinante are part of a vast flotilla of scientific and military ships going out to examine the artifact. But behind the scenes, a complex plot is unfolding, with the destruction of Holden at its core. As the emissaries of the human race try to find whether the gate is an opportunity or a threat, the greatest danger is the one they brought with them. Recommended.
The year's best in horror.
Since Betsy's half sister Laura is the Antichrist and Laura's mom is Satan, family gatherings have always been awkward. Laura's been acting peculiar ever since she and Betsy returned from their visit to Hell. It might be due to Laura's new job offer as Satan's replacement, a position that comes at a damnable price: her soul.
Skorl is an Ember, a soldier trained from birth to fight dragons. He is a living weapon, one-shot only, saturated with enough dragon-poison to bring down a monster all on his own. Misanthrope, violent and a drunk, to fulfil his purpose and slay a dragon, means to be eaten. Now Skorl has a choice. He can hang for his crimes, or he can go with the last of the Adamantine Men, fighting against an enemy he was born to face.
Sir Max once again travels to the enchanted parallel world of Echo, where magic is commonplace and where he fits right in.
The narrator returns to Sussex to attend a funeral and finds himself drawn to a farm near where his childhood home once was. The past and present become confused. He is a 7 year old boy and he brings a predator into the world. It transforms itself into a demonic housekeeper who imprisons him and torments his family.
Conclusion to David Gemmell's TROY series. Somewhere in the ancient City lives the emperor. A small number have come to the desperate conclusion that the only way to stop the war is to end the emperor's unnaturally long life. They pin their hopes on one man - Shuskara, the emperor's former general who believes the time has come for him to engage in one final battle to free the City from the creature who dwells at its heart, pulling the strings that keep the land drenched in gore.
In Eddie Drood's absence Drood Hall was destroyed and all of his relatives killed. Then Eddie realized that someone had activated a dimensional engine, sending Drood Hall off to an alternate Earth, replacing it with a burnt-out doppelganger. His family was still alive out there. Somewhere. And nothing was going to stop him from finding them.
Eddie Drood and his true love, the powerful witch Molly Metcalf, have been given an assignment by the Department of the Uncanny. They are to attend Casino Infernale, an annual event held by the Shadow Bank, financiers of all global supernatural crime. Their mission: rig the game and bring down the Shadow Bank. But at Casino Infernale, the stakes are high indeed - winner takes all and losers give up their souls.
Snagging a marriage proposal for her client while on an all-expenses-paid vacation should be a simple job for Ciel Halligan. A kind of human chameleon, she's able to take on her clients' appearances and slip seamlessly into their lives, solving any sticky problems they don't want to deal with themselves. This particular assignment is pretty enjoyable...that is, until Ciel's island resort bungalow is blown to smithereens and her client's about-to-be-fiance is snatched by modern-day Vikings. For some reason, Ciel begins to suspect that getting the ring is going to be a tad more difficult than originally anticipated.
When a 15 year old girl is abducted by vampires, it's up to US Marshal Anita Blake to find her. And when she does she's faced with something she's never seen before. A terrifyingly ordinary group of people - kids, grandparents, soccer moms - are all recently turned and willing to die to avoid serving a master. And where there's one martyr, there will be more. But there are some monsters that scare even vampires. And Anita is one of them.
The mystery of the enchanted manuscript known as Ashmole 782 continues. Oxford scholar and reluctant witch Diana Bishop, with geneticist vampire Matthew Clairmont are in Elizabethan London, where Diana must find a witch to tutor her in magic.
Sequel to LIGHT and NOVA SWING. She is waiting for you, she has been waiting for you for perhaps 10,000 years. She comes from the past, she comes from the future. She is about to speak--
Once a human warrior-slave to the elves of the Rhonas Empire, Drakis is now hailed as champion as he and his rebels return from their quest in the North on the legendary dragons that were once humankind's most powerful allies. But driven by a desire for revenge against a cruel leader, Drakis will lead his rebel army on a path that may not only bring down the emperor but Drakis as well.
Everyone in Heaven, Hell, and in between wants to be the fastest gun in the universe, and the best way to do so is to take down Lucifer, a.k.a. James Stark. And it's not like being in L.A. is any better - a serial-killer ghost is running wild and Stark's angelic alter ego is hiding among the lost days of time with a secret cabal who can rewrite reality. Starting to care for people and life again is a real bitch for a stone-cold killer.
ARROWHEAD, BROKEN ARROW AND ARROWLAND in one volume. After 90 percent of the world's population dies, Robert Stokes retreats to the woods near Nottingham. When an army of mercenaries crosses the channel and sets up dominion he reluctantly assumes the mantle of Robin Hood and begins to wage guerilla warfare.
With the destruction of their main power source, the towering vertical city of Mahala is in crisis. Downsiders are verging on a riot, and the mage Rojan Dizon is just trying to keep his head down and send some power back to the city - - whilst staying hopeful that he won't get executed for using his magic. Then things go from bad to worse when a Downsider and emerging mage is found murdered. It's a crime that divides all sides, and the result is mayhem.
This story combines East of the Sun and West of the Moon, as well as Tam Lin, with the Selkie of Sul Skerry. We'll see Nan and Sarah (from Wizard of London) as adults, coming into their own--and Grey and Neville, of course!
Lionel Hawkins is a magician whose act is only partially sleight of hand. The rest is real magic. He's an Elemental Magician with the power to persuade the Elementals of Air to help him create amazing illusions. It doesn't take long before his assistant, acrobat Katie Langford, notices that he's no ordinary magician--and for Lionel to discover that she's no ordinary acrobat, but rather an untrained and unawakened Fire Magician. She's also on the run from her murderous and vengeful brute of a husband. But can she harness her magic in time to stop her husband from achieving his deadly goal?
Constantinople is under siege by the Venetians and their allies. It is here that Italian captain Benito Valdosta must deal with the powerful magical manifestation of the Weeping Woman, a disguised Hekate, in order to save his daughter and to destroy the fleets of the Chernobog assembling in the Black Sea before they can cut into the soft underbelly of Europe.
Because of the disaster that was her last job, Zoe is searching for a fresh start as a travel book editor in the tourist-centric New York City. After stumbling across a seemingly perfect position though, Zoe is blocked at every turn because of the one thing she can't take off her resume - human. Not to be put off by anything - especially not her blood drinking boss or death goddess coworker - Zoe delves deep into the monster world. But her job turns deadly when the careful balance between human and monsters starts to crumble - with Zoe right in the middle.
Cass has survived the worst Aftertime has to offer: civilization's meltdown, humans turned mindless cannibals, men visiting and revisting evil upon one another. But finally, beneath the wastelands of California, hope emerges. Cass has reclaimed her stolen daughter. And a mysterious traveler may hold the key to defeating the Beaters once and for all.
The final reckoning has come. The future of the Land will be decided now, written in the blood of men. The fanatical rulers of Vanach hide a secret and terrible weapon. But without it Narkang will be obliterated and Ruhen's millenia-old plans will come to fruition.
Thread, lethal Merows, voracious tunnel snakes, and a plague that has killed scores of dragons, imperil a small group of dragonriders. Led by Xhinna, first female rider of a blue dragon, the group's only hope may lie with one girl, Jirana, and her ability to foresee potential futures, and the awesome ability of the dragons to travel through time itself.
There's Rob, who accidentally kills a jogger, then sacrifices all to visit her in a cryogenic dating facility, seeking forgiveness but instead falling in love. Veronika, a shy dating coach, finds herself coaching the very woman who is stealing the man she loves. And Mira, a gay woman accidentally placed in a heterosexual dating center near its inception, desperately seeks a way to reunite with her frozen partner as the years pass.
Justin March, an investigator of religious groups and supernatural claims, is brought back from exile by Mae Koskinen, a member of the military's most elite and terrifying tier, a soldier with enhanced reflexes and skills. As the two work together to solve a string of ritualistic murders, they soon realize that their discoveries have exposed them to terrible danger. As their investigation races forward, unknown enemies and powers greater than they can imagine are gathering in the shadows, ready to reclaim the world in which humans are merely game pieces on their board.
Possessing technology that allows him to travel across alternate worlds, John Rayburn begins building a transdimensional commercial empire, led by him, his closest friends, and their doppelgangers from several different parallel universes. But not every version of every person is the same, and their agendas do not always coincide. Despite their benign intentions, the group's activities draw unwanted attention from other dimensional travelers who covet their technology and will kill anyone to control it, a threat that culminates in a nuclear standoff for dominance throughout the multiverse.
Hard-won battles have earned Quaeryt a promotion to commander, as well as an assignment to convince the Pharsi High Council in the nation of Khel to submit to Lord Bhayar's rule, which is key to Bhayar's ambition to unite all of Solidar. Joined by his pregnant wife Vaelora, who is also Bhayar's sister, Quaeryt leads an army and a handful of imagers deeper into the hostile lands once held by the tyrannical Rex Kharst, facing stiff-necked High Holders, attacks by land and sea - including airborne fire launched by hostile imagers from the land of Antiago - and a mysterious order of powerful women who seem to recognize the great destiny that awaits Quareyt and Vaelora, as well as the cost of achieving it.
In steam age America, monsters, men, machines, and magic battle for the same scrap of earth and sky. In this chaos, bounty hunter Cedar Hunt rides, cursed by lycanthropy and the guilt of his brother's death. He is offered hope that his brother may yet survive. All he has to do is find a Holder. It is a powerful device that is in the hands of an ancient Strange who was banished to walk this Earth. Cedar will have to depend upon his guns, grit, and gears to save his brother and reclaim his soul.
Throughout the north, magic is reappearing after centuries of absence, emerging without warning in family after family - rich and poor alike. In some areas, the religious strictures against magery remain in place, and fanatical followers are stamping out magery by killing whoever displays the merest sign of it - even children. And as unrest spreads, one very determined traitor works to undo any effort at peace - no matter how many lives it costs.
The UN's sprawling interstellar empire is failing as its quantum teleportation network collapses, turning once-viable colonies into doomed island outposts. But there is the Drift, a mysterious region of space where FTL may be possible. When the AI called Cohen ventures into the Drift, he dies - allegedly by his own hand - and his consciousness is scattered across the cosmos. Some of his ghosts are still self-aware. Some are insane. And one of them hides a secret worth killing for. Recommended.
Cat has been forced into an arranged marriage with William - a situation that comes with far more strings than even she could have anticipated, especially when she learns of his family's intentions for them both. Meanwhile, Max and the gargoyle investigate The Agency - a mysterious organisation that appears to play by its own rules - and none of them favourable to Society. Over in Mundanus, Sam has discovered something very peculiar about his wife's employer - something that could herald a change for everyone in both sides of the Split Worlds.
During the thirteenth century in northwest England, in one of the coldest winters in living memory, a formidable yet charming Irish healer, Molly, and the troupe she leads are driving their three wagons, hoping to cross the Pennine Mountains before the heavy snows set in. Molly, her lover Jack, granddaughter Nemain, and young apprentice Hob become aware that they are being stalked by something terrible. The refuge they seek in a monastery, then an inn, and finally a Norman castle proves to be an illusion. As danger continues to rise, it becomes clear that the creature must be faced and defeated - or else they will all surely die. It is then that Hob discovers how much more there is to his adopted family than he had realized.
Tom Wilner, a cop forced to go undercover in the most frightfully ravaged corners of the Miami Quarantine Zone, uncovers something he hasn't seen in decades - a serial killer. But this killer's path is not like any other. He has been active for nearly fifty years without any repercussions. People call him 'the Vampire.' Indeed, this serial killer is not human - and neither are his victims.
Anyan may be trapped in an evil dragon and Blondie may be gone, but Jane knows one thing: she's not about to give up. She's ready to tear down heaven and earth to save her lover, despite those who believe he's lost. Luckily for Jane, those who've given up on Anyan do not include those closest to her. Defying The Powers That Be, Jane and Company form their own crack squad of misfits, in whose hands the fate of the world may well rest. With a little help from her friends, the Universe, and lots of snacks, Jane embarks on her greatest adventure yet, confident that with great sacrifice comes great reward. The question is, who will be that sacrifice?
Jack Glass is the murderer. And these are three of his murders and how he did it.
Master hacker Elroy Coffin has been incarcerated in a maximum-security hellhole after a job gone bad, driven to near-madness by the revelation of his beloved wife's murder. Now a powerful and mysterious visitor who calls herself a "concerned citizen" offers Elroy his freedom if he'll do another job, sweetening the deal with proof that his wife might still be alive. All Elroy has to do is hack into one of the most complicated and deadliest security grids in the world - clear and simple instructions for the best in the business. Or so he thinks.
A newly widowed young queen, guardian of the magical Seven-Petaled Shield, is forced to flee from a conquering emperor with her adolescent son. When mother and son are separated, the son becomes consumed with vengeance. The only ones who can stop him from becoming an agent of chaos are the mother he believes is dead and the nomadic horsewoman whose love alone can heal the heart of the heir to the shield.
Right after their wedding, vampire agents Sarah and Thierry go to Salem, Massachusetts, where witches still live, to investigate the disappearance of three vampires. But the case may waken some dark secrets from Thierry's past.
Who is the Crimson Empress, and what does her conquest of the Named Lands really mean? Who holds the keys to the Moon Wizard's Tower? The plots within plots are expanding as the characters seek their way out of the maze of intrigue. The world is expanding as they discover lands beyond their previous carefully controlled knowledge. Hidden truths reveal even deeper truths, and nothing is as it seemed to be.
The Eighth Court has been established, but petty rivalries and old disputes threaten its stability. The mongrels that make up the court are not helping, and Blackbird enlists the help of the warders to keep the peace. Has Blackbird bitten off more than she can chew, and can the uneasy peace between the courts continue under such tension and rivalry? Recommended.
Inside the Seattle Preservation Dome it's always the Fifth of October, the city caught in an endless time loop. "Reformed" graffiti artist Ian Palmer is the only one who knows the truth, and he is desperate to wake up the rest of the city before the alien Curator of this human museum erases Ian's identity forever.
Nikki, a young American expat writer in Japan suffering from OCD, tries to figure out if she's crazy or not while solving a murder that may be part of a war among Japanese deities. She's attacked by a raccoon in a business suit. After a series of blackouts, she's accompanied by a boy that no one else can see, a boy who claims to be a god. Is she really being pursued by Japanese myths - or is she simply going insane? What Nikki does know for sure is that the bodies are piling up, her mother has arrived in Japan to lock her up for the rest of her life - and her novels always end with everyone dead.
Sequel to WOLF WHO RULES and TINKER. Girl genius Tinker was once a human orphan, growing up on the Pittsburgh streets. Now she's an elf princess who rules over a melting pot of humans, elves, half-oni, and the crow-like tengu. As Pittsburgh battles the oni invasion, seven elf children have gone missing. And the oni eat their prisoners when they outlive their usefulness. Tinker uncovers ancient secrets and a web of betrayal as she searches for the children. The oni will stop at nothing to win, so neither can she.
After some personal troubles, Simon Burns turned things around with the help of a new group of friends. They were stay-at-home dads like himself--but there was something 'off' about them, and Simon found himself slowly changing. There were nights he ravished his wife, nights he roamed the streets, nights he can't remember. And it's one of those black-outs that's going to come back to haunt him--for Simon isn't the man he once was. He's a member of the pack. And once you're in, it's impossible to get out.
This collection brings together previously published short writings, both fiction and nonfiction, as well as a new essay (and an extremely short story) created specifically for this volume.
Begins a series of anthologies featuring new fantasy short fiction. Authors appearing in the launch volume include Trudi Canavan, Elizabeth Bear, Daniel Abraham, Kate Elliott, Glen Cook and Scott Lynch.
Sequel to DARK MAGIC. Magician Peter Warlock is also a psychic. During a seance Peter is confronted by a group of evil spirits called shadow people, beings who have the power to kidnap a person's soul. Peter is taken to another plane, where he confronts a serial killer about to claim his next victim. It's a harrowing encounter that Peter only barely manages to survive. Peter soon realizes that the shadow people are connected to the serial killer, and that he is a member of the Order of Astrum, a group of evil psychics who murdered his parents years ago. He must find the serial killer in real time before he claims his next victim.
In a futuristic London where technological body modification is the norm, Ecko stands alone as a testament to the extreme capabilities of his society. Driven half mad by the systems running his body, Ecko is a criminal for hire. No job is too dangerous or insane. When a mission goes wrong and Ecko finds himself catapulted across dimensions into a peaceful and unadvanced society living in fear of 'magic', he must confront his own percepions of reality and his place within it.
In WIND RIDER'S OATH Bahzell became a wind rider, the first hradani wind rider in history. And, even if Bahzell is the War God's champion, because the wind riders are the elite of the elite among the Sothoii, Bahzell's ascension is as likely to stir resentment as respect. What's more, Baron Tellian's daughter, the heir to the realm, seems to be thinking that he is the only man - or hradani - for her. Now things really get complicated...
Chava is a golem, a creature of clay brought to life by Kabbalistic magic. When her master dies at sea she arrives alone in 1899 New York. Ahmad is a jinni, a creature of fire trapped in an old copper flask. He is accidentally released by a tinsmith in a lower Manhattan shop.
Meet Mookie Pearl. Criminal underworld? He runs in it. Supernatural underworld? He hunts in it. Nothing stops Mookie when he's on the job. But when his daughter takes up arms and opposes him, something's gotta give.
Alif (that's his handle) is a brilliant young superhacker working out of his mother's small apartment, and his computer has just been breached by 'the Hand' -- maybe a person, maybe a program. With the help of childhood friend Dina, an ancient book sent to him in secret by his lost love (who may be frighteningly connected to the Hand) and a terrifying protector who almost looks human, Alif must find a way into the hidden world of the djinn. The djinn wrote the mysterious book centuries ago, and have knowledge that might just allow Alif to infiltrate the most sophisticated information technology the world has ever seen.
Cobra Merrick Moreau is on a secret mission to a world of humans enslaved by Troft masters. There the Troft force whole villages, even children, into life and death struggles served up for Troft entertainment. But the game-masters are in for a rude surprise. Rebellion is at hand, and once again, Cobras lead the fight for freedom.
Kirk, Spock, and Sulu must protect the remote Federation colony of Ephrata from the dreaded Coven - beings from another galaxy who are seeking starships much like the "Enterprise" to spread from world to world, opening gateways between dimensions to eventually conquer the entire Federation.
It is the day after John F. Kennedy's assassination - and the faces of the dead are everywhere. Then the faces begin to talk, and scream... and push through into our world. As the alien Shroud begins to feast on the grief of a world in mourning, can the Doctor dig deep enough into his own sorrow to save mankind?
In the jungles of the Dolorosa Coil, a coalition of alien tau and human deserters have waged war upon the Imperium for countless years. Fresh Imperial Guard forces from the Arkhan Confederates are sent in to break the stalemate and annihilate the xenos. But greater forces are at work, and the Confederates soon find themselves broken and scattered. As they fight a desperate guerrilla war, their only hope may lie in the hands of a disgraced commissar, hell-bent on revenge.
Captured by dark elves and imprisoned in a terrifying Black Ark, Felix must forge a fragile alliance of prisoners and incite rebellion. Back on dry land, Gotrek and his companion are drawn into a frantic battle against monstrous beastmen in the heart of the Empire's forests. And trapped in a fortress under siege by the restless dead, commanded by the sinister Heinrich Kemmler and the mighty Krell, the heroes must unite the fractious defenders if they are to live to see the dawn.
Marcus Fenix, grieving for a father everyone believes is dead, is court-martialed for dereliction of duty and sentenced to forty years in the maximum security prison known as the Slab. But Adam is very much alive, in a prison of his own - a doomsday bunker hidden since the Pendulum Wars. Adam knew the Locust existed deep below the surface of Sera long before Emergence Day, and were being driven from their tunnels by a lethal parasite known as the Lambent. Now he has to find a way to destroy the Lambent while the dwindling COG forces fight to hold back a growing Locust army that threatens to overrun the city.
Gilead Lothain returns! From the warrens of the skaven to the streets of Nuln, the shadowfast warrior and his faithful retainer Fithvael find themselves surrounded by evil. Beneath the earth, the dangerous and insane Rat King, its powers amplified by evil magic, plots Gilead's downfall, while a bloodthirsty vampire count becomes an unlikely ally... and Gilead's deadliest foe.
Critically acclaimed "Fringe "explores new cases with endless impossibilities. Set in Boston, the FBI's Fringe Division started when Special Agent Olivia Dunham enlisted institutionalized "fringe" scientist Walter Bishop and his globe-trotting, jack-of-all-trades son, Peter, to help in investigations that defy all human logic - and the laws of nature. The first in an all-new series of tie-in novels!
When the crew of the "Enterprise" is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.
The latest in a long line of decorated warriors, Conner Raige is one of the Rangers' most promising young cadets, although his brash confidence and tendency to act on instinct have earned him as many skeptics as admirers. Conner's ancestors were on the front lines of humanity's victory against the Skrel. But when a deadly ground war breaks out, Conner's up against an entirely different beast - because, this time, the Skrel have brought a secret weapon: ferocious killing machines designed to eliminate humanity from Nova Prime - and the universe.
Dark news arrives in Theramore. One of the blue dragonflight's powerful artifacts - the Focusing Iris - has been stolen. The sorceress Lady Jaina Proudmoore and the former blue Dragon Aspect Kalecgos seek to get it back, but Garrosh Hellscream is mustering the Horde's armies for an all-out invasion of Theramore.
Commanded by the vestige of Mystra to work together, Manshoon and Elminster engage instead in a ferocious battle that sends the Sage plummeting into the Underdark as a cloud of ashes. Elminster soon inhabits the body of a fallen dark elf, so that he can begin carrying out Mystra's orders to rally Cormyr's Wizards of War, seek blueflame items to mend immense rifts throughout the realms that are releasing deadly monsters, and prevent the ancient Primordials from rising and unleashing their rage. But his sworn archenemy, Manshoon, has plans as well: to conquer Cormyr and be the new Emperor, and hunt down the Sage's clones.
The leader of a fanatical cult, obsessed with traveling beyond the reaches of known space, is bent on opening a cosmic gateway using dreaded dark matter as the key - risking a cataclysmic reaction that will consume the entire star system. But more shocking to Lanoree than even the prospect of total galactic annihilation, is the decision of her Je'daii Masters to task her with the mission of preventing it. Until a staggering revelation makes clear why she was chosen. The brilliant, dangerous madman she must track down and stop at any cost is her own brother.
En route to a diplomatic mission, the Enterprise receives a distress call from the USS McRaven. As the Enterprise approaches the area where the McRaven appears to be, the crew encounters an anomoly unlike anything they've ever experienced. Space itself seems inconsistent - warping, changing appearance. But during the brief periods of calm, they locate the McRaven - along with other ships of various origins, all tightly surrounding and being held in place by an enormous unidentified vessel.
In his quest for total domination, Darth Sidious compiled six legendary dark side texts detailing Sith history and philosophy by Sorzus Syn, Darth Malgus, Darth Bane, Mother Talzin, Darth Plagueis, and himself. Together these documents form the Book of Sith. Over the centuries, the texts were passed among Force users who left handwritten notes and annotations in the margins, including Darth Vader, Yoda, Mace Windu, and Luke Skywalker, among others.
With only a sword and a backpack to your name, you must discover your destiny in an unfamiliar world full of monsters and magic. With hundreds of special items to discover in each book, you can completely customise your hero. You can choose their weapons, their armour, their special abilities - even the boots on their feet and the cloak on their back! No two heroes will ever be alike, which means your hero will always be unique to you.
The benchmark Zombie apocalypse novel returns to print to tie-in with the new film.
SOUL DRINKER, THE BLEEDING CHALICE, and CRIMSON TEARS in one volume.
CHAPTER WAR, HELLFORGED and PHALANX in one volume.
General Cypher Raige of the United Ranger Corps has returned to his family after an extended tour of duty. For his thirteen-year-old son, Kitai, tagging along with his famous father is the adventure of a lifetime - and a chance to salvage their relationship. But when an asteroid collides with their craft, they make a crash landing that leaves Cypher seriously - perhaps fatally - wounded. Kitai Raige has always wanted to prove that he has what it takes to live up to his illustrious name. Now, all too soon, he gets his chance.
Although the Queen of Blades is no more, Sarah Kerrigan is very much alive. The woman who once controlled countless alien minds in a rampage across the stars has been spirited away by the man who dethroned her. Now Arcturus Mengsk's Dominion armada is on her heels, roaring for blood. Jim Raynor will need to test his strength, his wit, and his loyalties against impossible odds to protect the woman he loves.
A vicious scourge emerges to claim the Old World. Warlord Queek Headtaker is unlike other skaven, a fearless warrior, a general who leads from the front and the grim victor of many great battles. When King Kazador begins to gather an army at Karak Azul it falls to Queek to lead a surprise attack on the hold, but even one as cunning as he cannot resist the chance to face such a renowned hero of the dwarfs in single combat. With old enemies moving against him on both sides of the conflict, he musters his stormvermin for war.
After suffering a crippling attack Kirk and the Enterprise accept assistance from the Goeg Domain, a political union something like the Federation. But what at first seems to be an act of peace and friendship soon turns out to be a devil's bargain, as Kirk and the "Enterprise" crew learn that there are perhaps more differences than similarities between the Federation and the Domain.
A new Third Doctor novel from one of the science fiction's most respected authors.