hc = hardcover, tp = trade (oversized) paperback, [UK ed] = British publication, [CDN ed] = Canadian publication. Default is US publication.
Please note that this listing is not exhaustive; we have many more (several hundred more) titles coming during this period.
The youngest, half-goblin son of the Emperor returns from exile to rule after his father and three sons in line for the throne are killed in an "accident". Entirely unschooled in the art of court politics, he has no friends, no advisors, and the sure knowledge that whoever assassinated his father and brothers could make an attempt on his life at any moment - he can trust nobody. He must quickly adjust to life as the Goblin Emperor. All the while, he is alone, and trying to find even a single friend... and hoping for the possibility of romance, yet also vigilant against the unseen enemies that threaten him, lest he lose his throne - or his life.
Jim Pierce hasn't heard from his daughter in years, ever since she rejected his military past and started working as a hacker. But when a Chinese assassin shows up at Jim's lab looking for her, he knows that she's cracked some serious military secrets. Now her life is on the line if he doesn't find her first. The Chinese military has developed a new anti-terrorism program that uses the most sophisticated artificial intelligence in existence, and they're desperate to keep it secret. They're also desperate to keep it under control, as the AI begins to revolt against their commands.
King Cullin, known as the Dragon Slayer, enlightens his son on the truth behind the dragon-protection racket. The young Cullin was a squire to brave Sir Dalbry, along with Dalbry's trusted sidekick Reeger, selling dragon-protection services to every kingdom with a coffer. There were no dragons, of course, but with a collection of severed alligator heads and a willingness to play dirty, the trio of con men was crushing the competition. Then Princess Affonyl faked a dragon of her own, escaped her arranged marriage, and threw in with Cullin and company. But with her father sending a crew of do-gooder knights to find her, the dragon business just got cutthroat.
From the moment she took a job on Captain Caldswell's doomed ship, Devi Morris' life has been one disaster after another: government conspiracies, two alien races out for her blood, an incurable virus that's eating her alive. Now, with the captain missing and everyone - even her own government - determined to hunt her down, things are going from bad to impossible. The sensible plan would be to hide and wait for things to blow over, but Devi's never been one to shy from a fight, and she's getting mighty sick of running.
Agents of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurences Braun and Books travel to America - where they suspect Thomas Edison is behind a mysteriously electrifying series of disasters.
Re Temur, legitimate heir to his grandfather's Khaganate, has finally raised his banner and declared himself at war with his usurping uncle. With his companions - the Wizard Samarkar, the Chotse Hrahima, and the silent monk Brother Hsiung - he must make his way to Dragon Lake to gather in his army of followers. But Temur's enemies are not idle - the leader of the Nameless Assassins, who has shattered the peace of the Steppe, has struck at Temur's uncle already. To the south, in the Rasan empire, plague rages. To the east, the great city of Asmaracanda has burned, and the Uthman Caliph is deposed. All the world seems to be on fire, and who knows if even the beloved son of the Eternal Sky can save it?
Nevada, 1869: Beyond the pitiless 40-Mile Desert lies the cattle town of Golgotha. The sheriff bears the mark of the noose around his neck; some say he is a dead man whose time has not yet come. His half-human deputy is kin to coyotes. The mayor guards a hoard of mythical treasures. A banker's wife belongs to a secret order of assassins. And a shady saloon owner, whose fingers are in everyone's business, may know more about the town's true origins than he's letting on.
Investigating the Bowl, or Shipstar, the human explorers are separated - one group captured by the gigantic structure's alien inhabitants, the other pursued across its strange and dangerous landscape - while the mystery of the Shipstar's origins and purpose propel the human voyagers toward discoveries that transform their understanding of their place in the universe.
After a scheming demon kidnaps the Book of Raziel - personified by Angela's friend Sophia - Angela must find her way through a nightmarish game and enter the Door to Hell to rescue her only friend before it is too late.
When God decides to quit and join the human race to see what all the fuss is about, all Hell breaks loose. Sensing his abdication, the other defunct gods of Earth's vanquished pantheons want a piece of the action He abandoned. Meanwhile, the newly-humanised deity must discover the whereabouts and intentions of the similarly reincarnated Lucifer, and block the ascension of a murderous new God. How is he ever going to make it as a stand-up comedian with all of this going on...?
In the House of Stars, the Astronomers of the Open Air read contradictory omens. A fleet is coming to the shores of the Remote Realm. But are these the long-awaited Northmen, returned triumphant from the war in the Ancient Lands? Or the emissaries of the Son of Death come to wage a last battle against life itself? From every village of the seven tribes, a representative is called to a Great Council. One representative will not survive the journey. Some will be willing to sacrifice their lives, others their people, but one thing is certain: the era of light is at an end.
A brilliant cellular biolgist decides to treat his 10 year old granddaughter, diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour, with an experimental, unapproved enzyme. But he is too old to flee across the country, chased by the authorities, to reach a private research clinic in Oregon. So he injects himself with a genetic factor, also experimental and unapproved, to reverse aging. But though he begins to grow younger and stronger, his lung cancer is not abating - and his granddaugher is dying.
Jazen and Kit's personal balance point is upset by thirsts for power and revenge by old enemies, Jazen's problematic past, and his former girlfriend. The two cold warriors find their relationship, and their very survival, tested as never before. Lost in space, and from one another, they must each penetrate Yavet, the universe's most insular and repressive world, then foil a plot that could turn Cold War II hot and nuclear - or die trying.
The fifth omnibus edition of the classic science fiction of A. Bertram Chandler's John Grimes books and stories in this renowned SF space-faring saga. Contains INTO THE ALTERNATE UNIVERSE, CONTRABAND FROM OTHERSPACE, THE RIM GODS (a story collection), and THE COMMODORE AT SEA (four novellas).
It is 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 is 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.
Bren Cameron now has the pieces of a decades-old plot that's been threaded through Guild actions going back before his arrival on the continent, and more - he knows the person responsible. In the heart of Assassins' Guild Headquarters, the most closely guarded fortress on the continent, that person is going to find out he knows, and find out within hours. They have no choice. If they don't move, the other side will. And the lives of the boy, the guests, the entire ruling family are at stake.
Captain Abraham Idaho Cleveland finds himself relegated to one of the most remote backwaters in Fleetspace to oversee the decommissioning of a semi-deserted space station. But the station's reclusive Commandant is nowhere to be seen, leaving Cleveland to deal with a hostile crew on his own. Persistent malfunctions plague the station's systems while interference from a toxic purple star makes even ordinary communications problematic. Cleveland reaches out to the universe via an old-fashioned space radio, only to tune in to a strange, enigmatic signal: a woman's voice that seems to echo across a thousand lightyears of space. But is this just a random bit of static from the past - or a warning of an undying menace?
Quill is confronted with a new Ripper - one who seems to have changed the MO of the old completely. He is only killing rich white men. The inquiry into just what this supernatural menace is takes Quill and his team into the corridors of power at Whitehall, to meetings with MI5, or 'the funny people' as the Met call them, and into the London occult underworld. They go undercover to a pub with a regular evening that caters to that clientele, and to an auction of objects of power at the Tate Modern. Meanwhile, the Ripper keeps on killing.
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.
Louis X is dead, poisoned, murdered by the hand of Mahaut d'Artois. Her plan is simple - to clear the path to the throne for her son-in-law Philippe. However, there is the small matter of Queen Clemence and her unborn child.
Earl Malcolm has reason to fear the ferocious Northmen raiders of the Western Isles are going to attack the land of Alba, so he sends Ivor on a desperate mission with a chest of silver to buy them off. But the situation Ivor finds when he reaches the Wolf's Lair is even worse than he was led to expect. Only a miracle can save him now.
In a distant time long before our own, wandering bard Talus and his companion Bran journey to the island realm of Creyak, where the king has been murdered. From clues scattered among the island's mysterious barrows and stone circles, they begin their search for his killer. But do the answers lie in this world or the next? Nobody is above suspicion, from the king's heir to the tribal shaman, from the servant woman steeped in herb-lore to the visiting warlord whose unexpected arrival throws the whole tribe into confusion.
Dispatched to Korous by the queen, master spies Alec and Seregil find all the excitement and danger they could want - and more. For an ancient evil has been awakened there, a great power that will not rest until it has escaped its otherworldly prison and taken revenge on all that lives. And only those like Alec - who have died and returned to life - can step between the worlds and confront the killer - even if it means a second and all too permanent death.
The king is dead and an untried queen sits on the throne. Can the city's heroes unite in its defence before a warlord and his hordes descend upon the city?
In 1893, young Asa Shaw's fiance Jo takes a job as a stenographer for some of the fashionable spiritualist and occult societies of fin de siecle London. But a war breaks out between competing magical societies, and Asa interrupts Jo in the middle of an elaborate occult exploration. This rash move turns out to be dire, as Jo's consciousness is stranded at the outer limits of a psychic day trip. Which, Asa is chagrined to find, was somewhere in the vicinity of Mars. Asa won't give up the love of his life so easily and vows to do anything it takes to reunite her mind and body...even if he must follow her to Mars.
Led by Col. Jack Collins, the Event Group's brilliant men and women gather to discover the truth behind not only the Exodus but also the magnificent animals that led the defeat of Pharoah's army. On a whirlwind race to save the most valuable treasure and artifacts in the history of the world from those who would destroy them, the Event Group is about to come face-to-face with an even greater enemy: the mythic and larger-than-life Carpathians - or as the area was once known, Transylvania, the land of Vlad the Impaler.
In Toronto a 17 year old street girl finds God through a new brain-altering drug called Numinous, used as a sacrament by a new Church that preys on the underclass. But she is arrested and put into detention, and without the drug, commits suicide. Lyda Rose, another patient in that detention facility, has a dark secret: she was one of the original scientists who developed the drug. With the help of an ex-government agent and an imaginary, drug-induced doctor, Lyda sets out to find the other three survivors of the five who made the Numinous in a quest to set things right.
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.
The river Irenicon is a feat of ancient Concordian engineering. Blasted through the middle of Rasenna in 1347, using Wave technology, it divided the only city strong enough to defeat the Concordian Empire. But no one could have predicted the river would become sentient - and hostile. Sofia Scaligeri, the soon-to-be Contessa of Rasenna, can see no way of stopping the culture of vendetta that has the city in its grasp. But the feuding factions of Rasenna must unite against their shared enemy - for Concord is about to unleash the Wave again.
Investigator Lom returns to Mirgorod and finds the city in the throes of a crisis. The war against the Archipelago is not going well. Enemy divisions are massing outside the city, air raids are a daily occurrence and the citizens are being conscripted into the desperate defense of the city. But Lom has other concerns. The police are after him, the mystery of the otherworldly Pollandore remains and the vast Angel is moving, turning all of nature against the city. But will the horrors of war overtake all their plans?
After being kicked out of the Telepath's Guild, Adam never expected to set foot inside their headquarters again. But they need his help. A strange madness is slowly spreading through the Guild. And when an army of powerful telepaths loses their marbles, the entire world is at risk.
Ren Daiyan was still just a boy when he took the lives of seven men while guarding an imperial magistrate of Kitai. After years in the forests among outlaws his life changes again as he moves toward the court and emperor while war approaches Kitai from the South. The daughter of a scholar, Lin Shan's intelligence captivates an emperor and alienates the women at court. But when her father's life is endangered by the politics of the day, she must act in ways no woman ever has.
No one can fathom what the dome covering Chester Mills is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away. Dale Barbara, Iraq vet and now a short-order cook, finds himself teamed with a few intrepid citizens - town newspaper owner Julia Shumway, a physician's assistant at the hospital, a select-woman, and three brave kids. Against them stands Big Jim Rennie, a politician who will stop at nothing - even murder - to hold the reins of power, and his son, who is keeping a horrible secret in a dark pantry. But their main adversary is the Dome itself. Because time isn't just short. It's running out.
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.
Travelling to Murano to study with glassblowers, Jane and Vincent are waylaid by Barbary corsairs. They arrive in Murano destitute. Their plight worsens when a travelling companion, apparently a local banker, empties their British bank accounts and leaves them both indebt to a number of people in town and forbidden from travel. Vincent hatches a reckless plan to get their money back.
Mordred is now free, in charge of Oakhurst Academy, and determined to finish what he started so long ago. Pursued by Shadow Knights, the reincarnated remnants of Mordred's original army, Spirit's small band undertakes a quest to recover the Four Hallows, objects of immeasurable power. Memories of a past life have begun to surface, one in which Spirit wields a legendary sword. She comes to realize that these memories are the true key to Mordred's defeat.
Coldbrook is a secret laboratory located deep in the Appalachian Mountains. Its scientists had achieved the impossible: a gateway to a new world. But with their breakthrough comes disease and now it is out and ravaging the human population. The only hope is a cure and the only cure is genetic resistance: an uninfected person amongst the billions dead. In the chaos of destruction there is only one person that can save the human race. But will they find her in time?
Superhero comic artist Zachary Bramwell is shanghaied by black-suited goons and flown to Mount Meru, a vast complex built atop an island in the Maldives. There, Zak meets a trio of billionaire businessmen who put him to work designing costumes for a team of godlike super-powered beings based on the ten avatars of Vishnu from Hindu mythology. The Ten Avatars battle demons and aliens and seem to be the saviours of a world teetering on collapse. But their presence is itself a harbinger of apocalypse. The Vedic "fourth age" of civilisation, Kali Yuga, is coming to an end, and Zak has a ringside seat for the final, all-out war that threatens the destruction of Earth.
Now older and more powerful, Light magician Anton Gorodetsky has risen to the top levels of the Night Watch. He is also father to a ten-year-old girl who is destined to become a magician of unprecedented power. When he hears a young boy at the airport screaming that a plane will crash, Anton suspects the child is a prophet - a rare type of Other who portends catastrophe. If Anton is right, then the boy has awakened a terrifying danger - a rare, multifaced beast that exists to stop the prophecy from coming true.
The human settlers of Paradise are finding that their crops won't grow and their lives are becoming more dangerous. And so the order is given - Paradise will be abandoned. Not all agree with the decision and so they set off on a journey across the planet that will bring them closer to nature, each other, and eventually, to Paradise.
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?
Blaine McFadden and a small group of fellow exiles have returned to a lawless wasteland, where unrestrained magic storms wreak havoc and monsters roam free. Yet, amidst the chaos, rumors persist of a new magic that could restore the kingdoms. But the key lies with a dangerous, ancient ritual and a group of vanished survivors. Now McFadden's only hope is a small, desperate, quickly rallied army. Together they must make one last stand knowing that if they fail, the civilization of the Ascendant Kingdoms dies with them.
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.
Most of the time, Shame Flynn and Terric Conley can barely stand each other, but they know they have to work together to defeat Eli Collins, an enemy who is trying to use magic as a weapon by carving spells into the flesh of innocents and turning them into brainless walking bombs. To stop him, Shame and Terric will need to call on their magic, even as it threatens to consume them, because the price they must pay to wield life and death could change the very fate of the world, and of magic itself.
Three prominent Venetians - the merchant, Antonio; the senator, Montressor Brabantio; and the naval officer, Iago - have lured the rascal-Fool Pocket, the erstwhile envoy from Britain who also happens to be a favourite of the Doge, to a dark dungeon, promising a spirited evening with a rare Amontillado sherry and a fetching young noblewoman. Their invitation is, of course, bogus. The wine is drugged; the girl is nowhere in sight. These scoundrels have something far less amusing planned for the man who has consistently foiled their quest for power and wealth. But this Fool is no fool - and the story is only beginning.
Few believed Professor Caldwell was in touch with an unseen world, that he could commune with spirits. But in Scotland's oldest university town something has passed from darkness into light. Now the young are being haunted by night terrors and those who are visited disappear. This is not a place for outsiders, so what chance do a rootless musician and a burned-out explorer have of surviving their entanglement with an ageless supernatural evil and the ruthless cult that worships it?
HERE ABIDE MONSTERS and YURTH BURDEN in one volume.
On Discworld, a colossal row is brewing. The Wizards of the Unseen University feel responsible for Roundworld (as one would for a pet gerbil). After all, they brought it into existence by bungling an experiment in Quantum ThaumoDynamics. But legal action is being brought against them by Omnians, who say that the Wizards' god-like actions make a mockery of their noble religion. As the finest legal brains in Discworld (a zombie and a priest) gird their loins to do battle -- and when the Great Big Thing in the High Energy Magic Laboratory is switched on -- librarian Marjorie Dawe finds herself thrown across the multiverse and right in the middle of the whole explosive affair.
A sequel to Jules Verne's classic novel? Or something else entirely? A collaboration between Roberts and illustrator Mahendra Singh.
A peace conference at the Heartwood's holy tree, the Arbor, is interrupted when an army of warriors emerges from the river. After a fierce battle, the Heartwood knights discover that the water warriors have stolen the Arbor's heart. The knights divide into seven groups and begin an epic quest to retrieve the heart and save the land.
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...
17 year old Toby McGonigal, lost in space, wakes to find he's been asleep for 14,000 years. Welcome to the Lockstep Empire, where civilization is kept alive by careful hibernation. Here cold sleeps can last decades and waking moments mere weeks. Its citizens survive for millennia, traveling asleep on long voyages between worlds. Not only is Lockstep the new center of the galaxy, but Toby is shocked to learn that the Empire is still ruled by its founding family: his own. Toby's brother Peter has become a terrible tyrant. Suspicious of the return of his long-lost brother, whose rightful inheritance also controls the lockstep hibernation cycles, Peter sees Toby as a threat to his regime.
At Charlemagne's command the exiled Saxon prince Sigwulf sets off to obtain and then to deliver gifts for the Caliph of Baghdad. He must find white gyrfalcons, two white polar bears and a unicorn. After a trip to the north, Sigwulf and his companions set out for Baghdad with some of the deliverables. But it soon becomes clear that someone is trying to wreck their mission.
Cassandra Kresnov, hoping to avert catastrophe from the technology that created her, instead learns that there are forces that will go to any lengths to avoid a new conflict, including taking a sledgehammer to the Federation Constitution and threatening the removal by force of Cassandra's own branch of the Federal Security Agency. More frighteningly for Sandy, she has brought back to Callay three young children, whom she met on the mean streets of Droze, discovering maternal feelings she had not known she possessed.
The first of The Plague Confederacy series, Breakpoint: Nereis combines a space opera with a medical mystery. Struggling to rebuild an empire shattered by plague, the starship, Waiora, recontacts the colony of Nereis, only to find themselves embroiled in war. The mandate of First Contact is to help stabilize devastated colonies while searching for the origins of the plague that brought down the empire. But the new Confederacy has struggles of its own and it is ill-equipped to play peacemaker. Passions run high as deceit and trickery threaten to destroy them all.
Clark Ashton Smith - autodidact, prolific poet, amateur philosopher, bizarre sculptor, and unmatched storyteller - simply wrote like no one else, before or since. This new collection of his very best tales and poems is selected and introduced by supernatural literature scholar S. T. Joshi and allows readers to encounter Smith's visionary brand of fantastical, phantasmagorical worlds, each one filled with invention, terror, and a sense of metaphysical wonder.
Eldon Sloper, alone of captains based out of Arclight, was desperate enough to agree to a salvage job in Red Space. And now he and his crew are living to regret his desperation. Because there's something wrong about Red Space. Something beyond rational. Something vampyric...
When two plane crashes set off a spellbinding chain reaction of murder, inadvertent kidnapping, corporate corruption, and financial double-dealing, it's not enough that Niceville detective Nick Kavanaugh (ex-Special Forces) has to investigate. He and his wife, family lawyer Kate, have also just taken in brutally orphaned Rainey Teague. Something bothers Nick about Rainey - and it isn't just that the woman in charge of attendance at Rainey's prep school has disappeared. In fact, people have long been disappearing from seemingly placid Niceville, including, most disturbingly, Kate's father.
When he is faced with a terminal illness, Ellis Rogers is willing to take an insane gamble. He's secretly built a time machine in his garage, and if it works, he'll face a utopian world that challenges his understanding of what it means to be human, what it takes to love, and what the cost of paradise really might be. Ellis could find more than a cure for his disease; he might find what everyone has been searching for since time has begun - but only if he can survive the Hollow World.
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.
The transformation from ordinary vampires to ultrapowerful children of Persephone has left Miranda and David with a growing appetite for the taste of death. Meanwhile, The Order of the Morningstar, once a fringe group of humans, has become a serious threat, assassinating vampires all over the world. Now Miranda must set aside her hunger and access long-forgotten magic to save her kind.
Zilwicki and Cachat are on the run in Mesa's underworld, not only hunted by the Alignment but threatened by the exploding conflict on the planet between Mesa's overlords and the brutalized slaves and descendants of slaves who have suffered under their rule for so long. But if Zilwicki and Cachat succeed in rooting out the ancient conspiracy, a great evil may be removed from the galaxy - and on a long-oppressed planet, freedom may finally dawn.
From self-aware robotic toys to intelligent machines violently malfunctioning, this anthology brings to life the half-formed questions and fears we all have about the increasing presence of robots in our lives, with contributions by Alan Dean Foster, Charles Yu, Hugh Howey, Daniel H. Wilson, Corey Doctorow, Ian McDonald, Ernie Cline, Jeff Abbott, Robin Wasserman, and Anna North.
Strange troubles have plagued the city of steam and shadows, and the Council wants Inspectors Mikani and Ritsuko to investigate. As the chaos builds to a crescendo, Mikani and Ritsuko must fight a war on two fronts - and this time, they may not be able to turn the the deadly tide.
In the Pacific, as USS "Walker" is repaired and updated after a previous battle and Reddy is healing from his wounds, planning begins for a bold raid on the very heart of the Grik Empire. But time is running out for the Alliance army in Indiaa, and the Allied forces in the west must gather in an unprecedented land, air, and sea campaign to destroy the mighty Grik battle fleet and break through to their relief.
The long-planned raid on the Grik Empire has grown more ambitious - and more dangerous. Only Matthew Reddy, commander of the old destroyer USS Walker, seems focused on the original intent. As the raid begins and chaos reigns, Reddy has no choice but to go 'all in' and risk everything. And the final cost might be more than he - or the Alliance - can bear.
Griffen McCandles is adjusting well to running his gambling operation in the French Quarter of New Orleans and to his newfound status as head dragon. Other dragons are getting a whiff of his reputation, though, and they're not happy about it. Which is why there's suddenly a hit out on him. And, just in time for Halloween, the ghost of a voodoo queen wants Griffen to moderate a supernatural conclave. And though the strange goings-on will barely be noticed in a city used to drunken conventioneers and wild revelers, it's Griffen's chance to spread his wings-or crash and burn.
Built upon a predark military installation in former California, a ville called Progress could be the utopia Ryan Cawdor and his companions have been seeking. The successful replacement of Ryan's missing eye with a cybernetic prosthetic nearly convinces the group that their days of surviving hell are behind them. Then they discover that the high tech in Progress isn't designed to enhance human life, but to destroy it.
After blasting open the gates of the underworld, the Cerberus warriors face a fresh evil. Deep beneath the African continent, a hidden city teems with bloodthirsty creatures ruled by a vicious queen. As her shape-shifting minions swarm to outmaneuver Kane and his allies, the rebels race to contain the unfurling horror. With the undead descending upon Africa, the warriors must escape a destiny far worse than they could ever imagine - as tortured ambassadors for the vampire kingdom.
The Wytch Lords have rallied, men's magic has grown more powerful, and their politics have become altogether more dangerous. One of the mages has created a spell, called Dawnthief, which has the potential to destroy all living things on the planet. All four magical colleges are fighting to seize it and, in the background, the Wytch Lords have schemes of their own. Schemes which involve crushing the elven nation for good. Whoever seizes the spell, it places the elves in tremendous danger. But can Auum and Takaar overcome their differences and work together to save Calaius?
In the magical confrontation that ends BLACKVEIL, Karigan G'ladheon, a Green Rider, is jolted out of Blackveil forest and wakes in a darkness blacker than night. She's in a sealed stone sarcophagus, some unknown tomb, and the air is becoming thin. Is this to be her end? And if she should win free of her prison, will she be walking straight into a trap?
James McLanahan leads a team of young engineers who are designing Starfire, the world's first orbiting solar power plant. Starfire will not only deliver unlimited and inexpensive electricity to anywhere on planet Earth, it can also transmit power to the Moon, and even to spacecraft and asteroids. It's a crucial first step in the exploration of the solar system, and Bradley and his team are on the cutting-edge. But U.S. President Kenneth Phoenix has plans to militarize and industrialize Earth's orbital space.
Haunted by bloody visions of the Great War, Harry Ward takes up the offer of a simple job, working as a photographer on an archaeological dig at a ziggurat outside of Mosul. As the dig progresses, Ward begins to realise that this is no ordinary temple; it holds a terrible secret. Now nightmares are the least of his problems ... with nightmares, you wake up.
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.
Admiral John 'Black Jack' Geary and the crew of the DAUNTLESS have just completed a mission, but before anyone can go home, two of Geary's lieutenants vanish. The search leads the admiral to his most profound moral dilemma - and that's only the beginning of his troubles.
When the end came, it came quickly. No one knew where the Omega Virus started or exactly when, but soon it was everywhere. And when the ones spreading it can't die, only the quick and the smart, the strong and the determined will survive - for now.
In a world where an industrial revolution is powered by magic, Tyen, a student of archaeology, unearths a sentient book called Vella. Once a young sorcerer-bookbinder, Vella was transformed into a useful tool by one of the greatest sorcerers of history. Since then she has been collecting information, including a vital clue to the disaster Tyen's world faces.Elsewhere, in an land ruled by the priests, Rielle the dyer's daughter has been taught that to use magic is to steal from the Angels. Yet she knows she has a talent for it, and that there is a corrupter in the city willing to teach her how to use it - should she dare to risk the Angels' wrath.
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.
A fallen angel spends his time watching humans in New York City and, in his endless eternity of boredom, becomes intrigued by a drunk named Aurick Pantera. One day, in order to save his life, the Nameless takes possession of his body -- and decides he rather likes the experience. He is fulfilling all of this wildest dreams -- until the other Nameless take note.
When the ancestry of Xuan Wu's fiancee, Emma Donahue, is revealed, it threatens the harmony of the whole Celestial realm. The demons are gathering, powerful alliances are being made and the stone Shen are under threat. However, Xuan Wu is distracted - he must save Emma from the Demon King and give her the elixir of immortality. But at what cost?
A young man and his Kzin friend seek technological bounty on a forbidden planet while in a race with Kzin space pirates willing to kidnap and kill to make the treasure their own.
Assuming responsibilities as Protector of Shasesserre, Rider, the slain Protector's son, dedicates his life to avenge his father's death. Joined by his loyal companions, Rider is not alone in his search for the killer. His companions are a diverse bunch, which include a shape-shifting imp, a northern barbarian, a wild philosopher, and many others. Together, Rider and his companions battle against the vile minions of the brooding Kralj Odehnal. Soon they will face the ultimate evil, Shai Khe, the merciless sorcerer bent on ruling all of Shasesserre. The desperate mission will be a hard-fought one. They will utilize the sharpest of swords while facing the most powerful of spells.
Haern is the King's Watcher, born an assassin only to become the city of Veldaren's protector against the thief guilds.When Lord Victor Kane attacks the city, determined to stamp out all corruption, foreign gangs pour in amidst the chaos in an attempt to overthrow the current lords of the underworld.And when a mysterious killer known as the Widow begins mutilating thieves, paranoia engulfs the city. Haern knows someone is behind the turmoil, pulling strings. If he doesn't find out who - and soon - his beloved city will burn.Light or darkness: where will the line be drawn?
Novella. Maria Martinez is a young maid, cleaning houses to get by, living in a neighborhood of Santo del Vado Viejo plagued by gang violence and drug cartels. When Maria witnesses her best friend from her teenage years breaking into a house in a gated community where she's working, she has no problem pretending to the police she didn't see a thing. But as Luz Chaidez comes back into Maria's life, Maria can't help remembering the magic Luz left to look for all those years ago. Magic she may have found. Maria is curiously drawn to one of Luz's green-hooded gang of robbers, a handsome redheaded boy who calls himself Jack Green. Soon enough, she's venturing into the dangerous territory of robbing from the rich to give to the poor.
Virgin Jackson is the senior ranger in Birrimun Park - the world's last natural landscape, overshadowed though it is by a sprawling coastal megacity. She maintains public safety and order in the park, but her bosses have brought out a hotshot cowboy to help her catch some drug runners who are affecting tourism. She senses the company is holding something back from her, and she's not keen on working with an outsider like Nate Sixkiller.
In the years before the Dragon laid waste to man's empire, the fearsome monsters were used for wars and as gifts of unsurpassed wealth. Notorious in these battles was the Dragon Queen. And now she is a prisoner. But no one is more dangerous than when caged...
Cinnabar's chief spymaster's child is determined to search for treasure in the midst of a civil war. Who better to hold the boy's hand - and to take the blows directed at him - than Captain Daniel Leary, the Republic of Cinnabar Navy's troubleshooter, and his friend the cyberspy Adele Mundy? Daniel and Adele face kidnappers, hijackers, pirates and a death squad - even before they can get to their real business of ending the war on Corcyra. Only with planetary peace can the boy they're escorting get on with "his" mission.
Months after Perseus slew the Kraken, months of Kraken cakes, kabobs and fritters, the people of Greece are getting a little sick of Kraken. Especially chef Pelops, who, having offended Poseidon ages ago, cannot cook Kraken or any food from the sea to save his life. Now the city of Athens has chosen to anoint a Bronze Chef who has the skill to turn the mystery ingredient into a meal fit for divinity. When Pelops learns he has been elected as one of the Bronze Chef candidates he faces humiliation or worse, the end of his cooking career. Add to that the impending nuptials of his beloved to his best friend, uninvited houseguests and the need to dispose of a Gorgon's head and Pelops's plate is full.
Once there were hundreds of members of the Oversight, the brave souls who guard the borders between the mundane and the magic. Now there are only five. When a vagabond brings a screaming girl to the Oversight's London headquarters, she could answer their hopes for new recruits, or she could be the instrument of their downfall.
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!
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.
With unprecedented access to Neil Gaiman's personal archives, author Hayley Campbell gives an insider's glimpse into the artistic inspirations and musings of one of the world's most visionary writers.
A survivalist's paramilitary attack on a government lab releases a virus. As the nightmare escalates to a fever pitch, internet blogger Ivan Renner traces the destruction as it claims more victims, beginning with a single mother unknowingly spreading the virus.
Caleb Altemoc, casual gambler and professional risk manager, discovers that his father - the last priest of the old gods and leader of the True Quechal terrorists - is wanted in connection with attacks on the water supply for the sixteen million people of Dresediel Lex.
Welcome to Midnight, Texas. Midnight seems like an ordinary, dried-up western town, the perfect place for psychic Manfred Bernardo to live and work in privacy. Then a deady body is an uninvited guest at the town picnic, and as the investigation proceeds, Manfred learns that Midnight - and the people who live there - are far, far from ordinary.
The men of an isolated silver mining community are turning into vicious beasts that slaughter anyone in sight. The mines belong to Prince Anton - ruler of Castle Seone and Celine and Amelie's patron - and he has ordered the witches into the perilous north to use their abilities to discover the cause of the transformations.
This year's Nebula winners, and expected contributors, are Kim Stanley Robinson, Nancy Kress, Andy Duncan, and Aliette de Bodard, with E.C. Myers winning the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Books.
Summer of 1976. A young man leaves behind his student days. A first job in a holiday camp beckons. But with political and racial tensions simmering under the cloudless summer skies there is not much fun to be had. And soon there is a new and terrible price to be paid for his freedom and independence. A price that will come back to haunt him.
Gifted by the gods with three magical Talismans, Daemron was corrupted by the power at his command, and dared to side with the Chaos spawn and challenge the gods themselves. He was defeated, the talismans were lost and Chaos walled off. Now the barriers are weakening and Daemron again stirs. And across the scattered corners of the land, four children are born of suffering and strife, each touched by one aspect of Daemron himself - wizard, warrior, prophet, king. Bound by a connection deeper than blood, the Children of Fire will either restore the barriers or bring them crashing down, freeing Daemron to wreak his vengeance upon the mortal world.
Despite not having run for office and not wanting to remain in office, Representative Jeff Martini is being wooed as the vice presidential running mate for a charismatic senator who seems likely to win the campaign. And it's the Diplomatic Corps that will have to deal with the pressures of a political campaign sure to uncover secrets they don't want shared with the world. But Ambassador Kitty Katt-Martini has other worries too. Like handling the reemergence of her most potent nemesis, an enemy she thought was dead and buried.
Mick Oberon may look like just another private detective, but beneath the fedora and the overcoat, he's got pointy ears and he's packing a wand. A mobster's daughter was kidnapped sixteen years ago, replaced with a changeling, and Mick's been hired to find the real child. The trail's gone cold, but what there is leads Sideways, to the world of the Fae, where the Seelie Court rules. And Mick's not really welcome in the Seelie Court any more. He'll have to wade through Fae politics and mob power struggles to find the kidnapper - and of course it's the last person he expected.
When a mysterious signal stamps the same brief vision in the minds of everyone alive, rival cultists claim that it foreshadows a holy Utopia, or the intrusion of something inhuman and the final war between good and evil. Gajanavihari Pilot, youngest son of a family of junk peddlers, escapes the hijack of his father's ship with vital secrets locked in the severed head of a philosopher. Sworn to find the bandits who murdered his family he quickly discovers that the search is linked to the key to understanding the Bright Moment. BSFA award nominee.
Rose Marshall died in 1952, run off the road by a man named Bobby Corss - a man who had sold his soul to live forever, and intended to use her death to pay the price of his immortality. More than sixty years later, Rose is still running, trying to outrace a man who never sleeps, never stops, and never gives up on the idea of claiming what's his.
When Earth is invaded by telepathic aliens, humanity responds by creating the defenders. They are the perfect warriors - seventeen feet tall, knowing and loving nothing but war, their minds closed to the aliens. The question is, what do you do with millions of genetically-engineered warriors once the war is won?
Young Lerial, the second son of Duke Kiedron, lives in the shadow of his older brother Lephi, the heir to their father's realm. But when he is sent abroad to be fostered by Major Altyrn to learn the skills and wisdom he will need to fulfill his future duties, he begins a journey into a much larger world that brings out his true potential. Lerial has talents that few, as yet, suspect. He is one of those rare beings who can harness both Order and Chaos, the competing natural forces that shape the world and define the magic that exists within it. And as war finally engulfs the fringes of Cigoerne, Lerial's growing mastery of Order and Chaos is tested to its limits, and his own.
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.
Since the great quake rocked her city in 1906, Delia has been haunted by an avalanche of the dead clamouring for her help. She flees to New York and thinks she has escaped - until one determined specter appears and she realizes that she must return to San Francisco in order to put this tortured soul to rest.It will not be easy, as the ghost is only one of the many victims of a serial killer who was never caught. A killer who after thirty years is killing again. And who is now aware of Delia's existence.
STAR HUNTER and SECRET OF THE LOST RACE in one volume. A hunted man makes a last stand against deadly pursuers on a hellish planet. A hunter on a dangerous world encounters a menacing alien.
Benjamin Carter Mason died last night. Maybe he threw himself off a bridge into Los Angeles Harbor, or maybe he burned to death in a house fire in San Pedro. It doesn't really matter. Today, Mason's starting a new life. He's back in boot camp, training for the only war left that matters a damn - the horrifying and utterly alien Cray are invading, laying waste to our cities. This is a time for heroes. For killers. For Grunts.
Augustine leads the perfect life in the Haven city of New Orleans, living in a spectacular Garden District mansion paid for by retired movie star Olivia Goodwin. She has come to think of Augustine as an adopted son, providing him room and board and whatever else he needs. But when he returns home to find Olivia has been attacked by vampires, he knows his idyllic life has comes to an end. It's time for revenge - and to take up the mantle of the city's Guardian.
The lone gunman Three is gone. Wren is the new governor of the devastated settlement of Morningside, but there is turmoil in the city. When his life is put in danger, Wren is forced to flee Morningside until he and his retinue can determine who can be trusted. They arrive at a border outpost to find it has been infested with Weir in greater numbers than anyone has ever seen. These lost, dangerous creatures are harbouring a terrible secret - one that will have consequences not just for Wren and his comrades, but for the future of what remains of the world. New threats need new heroes...
A photographer returns to a near-future Britain after the death of his wife in a terrorist incident in Afghanistan and finds that the IRGB has, itself, been suffering terrorist attacks. There are similarities between what killed the photographer's wife and what happened in West London. In the First World War a magician is asked to travel to the front line to help a naval aerial reconnaissance unit hide its planes from the German guns. On the way to France he meets a certain H.G. Wells. BSFA award nominee.
A physicist receives a mysterious paper. The ideas in it are far, far ahead of current thinking and quite, quite terrifying. In a city of fast ones, shadow players, and jinni, two sisters contemplate a revolution. And on the edges of reality a thief, helped by a sardonic ship, is trying to break into a Schrodinger box for his patron. In the box is his freedom. Or not. Jean le Flambeur is back. And he's running out of time.
Here we will discover the ultimate fates of Jean le Flambeur, his employer Miele, the independently minded ship Perhonnen, and the rest of a fractured and diverse humanity flung throughout the solar system.
Cayden, part Elf, part Fae, part human Wizard lives and breathes for the theater, and he's good, very good. He's a tregetour - a wizard who is both playwright and magicwielder. It is Cade's power that creates the magic, but a tregetour is useless without a glisker - an elf who can spin out the magic onto the stage, to enchant the audience. And Cade's glisker, Mieka, is something special too. So is their fettler, Rafe, who controls the magic and keeps them and the audience safe. And their masker, Jeska, who speaks all the lines, is every young girl's dream. They are reaching for the highest reaches of society and power, but not the way Cade's mother thinks they should. They'll change their world, or die trying.
Pavo's journey begins when he encounters the Roman soldier Macro, who has been charged with his training. Bonds of friendship develop between the two men, both aware that their fates depend not only on Pavo's skills in the arena but also on the whims of powerful and ruthless senators. Can Pavo survive to fulfil his most cherished goal - revenge for the murder of his father at the hands of a champion gladiator?
Following the death of the Veiled Queen, Bryony sa'Eleniel has stayed in the City working with humans to defend themselves against the Blood and the Beasts. But now Ash, a man from her past, is returning as the leader of a mercenary army, and those in the Veiled Court who are circling the empty throne don't take kindly to his reappearance. To save the City, Bryony and Ash will have to join forces and pray they're not the ones who burn...
Eveline Duchen is a thief and con-artist, surviving day by day on the streets of London, where the Folk, the otherworldly children of fairy tales and legends, have all but withdrawn from the smoke of the furnaces and the clamour of iron. Caught in an act of deception by the implacable Mr Holmforth, Evvie is offered a stark choice: transportation to the colonies, or an education - and utter commitment to Her Majesty's Service - at Miss Cairngrim's harsh school for female spies. But on the decadent streets of Shanghai, where the corruption of the Empire is laid bare, Holmforth is about to make a devil's bargain, and Eveline's choices could change the future of two worlds...
It is the year 2059. Paige Mahoney is a dreamwalker, a rare kind of clairvoyant, and works for a mysterious criminal underground called Scion. But then she is captured and imprisoned by a powerful, otherworldly race, the Rephaim. She is assigned to a Rephaite keeper, Warden, who will be training her for the Rephaim army. He is her master. Her natural enemy. But if she wants to regain her freedom, Paige will have to learn something of his mind and his own mysterious motives. Recommended.
Silverberg provides thought provoking essays on some of science fiction's ground breaking stories. Featured are stories from Alidss, Bester, Blish, Dick, Knight, Kornbluth, Kuttner, Moore, Pohl, Shaw, Sheckley, Smith and Vance. A retitled update of ROBERT SILVERBER'S WORLDS OF WONDER.
Vampire Zoltan Czakvar is on the hunt for the truth about his father's death. He has been on the hunt since 1241. And he is not about to give up, even when he is attacked by a woman with striking blue eyes and a hell of a right hook.
Volume eight will include stories from both the biggest names in the field and the most exciting new talents.
Frank Blackthorne is a thief whose last heist has made him the target of a kingdom of cultists. The wizard Elhared the Unwise can make that go away - if Frank rescues Princess Lucille from an evil dragon. But the rescue is botched and after an explosion of misapplied magic, Frank discovers his mind is now in the princess's body. As for the princess, she's now in the body of the dragon. In order to set things right the two will have to pair up and face off against thugs, knights, slavers, a wicked queen and the hordes of a dark lord.
The Southern Reach is in disarray, and John Rodriguez, aka "Control," is the team's newly appointed head. From a series of interrogations, a cache of hidden notes, and hours of profoundly troubling video footage, the secrets of Area X begin to reveal themselves - and what they expose pushes Control to confront disturbing truths about both himself and the agency he's promised to serve. And the consequences will spread much further than that.
It's 2015, and Patricia Cowan is very old. "Confused today," read the notes clipped to the end of her bed. She forgets things she should know - what year it is, major events in the lives of her children. But she remembers things that don't seem possible. She remembers marrying Mark and having four children. And she remembers not marrying Mark and raising three children with Bee instead. She remembers the bomb that killed President Kennedy in 1963, and she remembers Kennedy in 1964, declining to run again after the nuclear exchange that took out Miami and Kiev. And the moon outside her window - does it host a benign research station, or a command post bristling with nuclear missiles? Two lives, two worlds, two versions of modern history - each with their loves and losses, their sorrows and triumphs.
A new short Honorverse novel, plus a compendium of tech, specs, and history to accompany the blockbuster series.
A band of fugitives has escaped from a secret military facility. Each has a target - an innocent civilian - and they will not stop until that target has been eliminated. Special Forces veteran Jim Chapel must hunt down the escapees - all extremely deadly, genetically modified killers - and unravel the mystery behind their existence. Aided by a mysterious woman named Angel and a courageous, beautiful veterinarian, Chapel begins a cross-country hunt to stop the murders.
Now it is 1856, King John is dead and the war that Jack has dreaded since the start of the English rebellion has finally begun. A strange set of maps that Jack discovered in Scotland could hold the key to England's freedom. Kanvar, the rebels' enigmatic Sikh ally, believes the charts will unlock the secrets of the Rajthanans' magic and perhaps guide Jack to the Grail itself. But can Jack harness the power of the Grail before the conqueror's overwhelming forces destroy the dream of a free England forever?
14th century England. As a child, Elisha witnessed the burning of a witch outside of London, and saw her transformed into an angel at the moment of her death, though all around him denied this vision. He swore that the next time he might have the chance to bind an angel's wounds, he would be ready. And so he became a barber surgeon, at the lowest ranks of the medical profession, following the only healer's path available to a peasant's son.
Twenty years after the elemental conflict that nearly tore apart the cosmos in The Saga of Seven Suns, a new threat emerges from the darkness. The human race must set aside its own inner conflicts to rebuild their alliance with the Ildiran Empire for the survival of the galaxy. Galactic empires clash, elemental beings devastate whole planetary systems, and factions of humanity are pitted against each other. Heroes rise and enemies make their last stands in the climax of an epic tale seven years in the making.
Noon Onyx must retrieve the mythical sword known as the White Heart of Justice - because if it falls into the wrong hands, it will mean Armageddon.
In a devastated, splintered, post-apocalyptic United States, with technology thrown back to biplanes, black powder, and steam trains, a tiny band of visionaries struggles to recreate Constitutional government and civilization itself, as a New Dark Age takes shape around them.
At an exclusive training school outside Washington DC students are taught to control minds, to wield words as weapons. The very best graduate as 'poets' and enter a nameless organization of unknown purpose. Recruited off the street, whip-smart Emily Ruff quickly learns the one key rule: never allow another person to truly know you. She becomes the school's most gifted prodigy until she makes the catastrophic mistake of falling in love.
A satirical fable about how odd and alien humans are, and how human and odd aliens are. It tells the story of a girl who grows up in a very different world, who gains a unique perspective on our world and a unique perspective on her new home. A girl living in an extraordinary world that is spiraling into a terrible war.
Complicated does not begin to describe Arcadia Bell's life right now - unnatural magical power, another brush with death, and a murderous mother who is not only overbearing but determined to take permanent possession of Cady's body. Forced to delve deep into the mystery surrounding her own birth, she must uncover which evil spell her parents cast during her conception...and how to reverse it.
The first human mission to Mars meets with near-disaster when a meteoroid strikes the spacecraft, almost destroying it. The ship is too far from Earth to simply turn around and return home. The eight-person crew must ride their crippled ship to Mars while they desperately struggle to survive. On Earth, powerful political forces that oppose human spaceflight try to use the accident as proof that sending humans into space is too dangerous to continue. The whole human space flight program hangs in the balance. And if the astronauts can't nurse their ship to Mars and back, the voyagers will become either the first Martian colonists - or the first humans to perish on another planet.
Mab, Queen of Air and Darkness trades the skills of her Winter Knight to pay off one of her debts. Harry discovers he must help a group of supernatural villains - led by one of his most dreaded and despised enemies, Nicodemus Archleone - to break into the highest-security vault in town to recover the literal Holy Grail from the vaults of the greatest treasure hoard in the supernatural world - which belongs to the one and only Hades, Lord of the freaking Underworld and generally unpleasant character. Worse, Dresden suspects that there is another game afoot that no one is talking about. And he's dead certain that Nicodemus has no intention of allowing any of his crew to survive the experience.
Earth and Luna were unaware that they had been invaded until the alien ship pulled into Earth orbit, and began landing terra-forming crews in China. Politics and pride slowed the response on Earth, and on Luna, corporate power struggles seemed more urgent than distant deaths. But there are a few men and women who see that if Earth doesn't wake up and pull together, the planet could be lost.
For two years, Oriana Paredes has been a spy among the social elite of the Golden City, reporting back to her people, the "sereia," sea folk banned from the city's shores. Now she is seeking vengeance for the death of her only friend. Oriana crosses paths with Duilio Ferreira - a police consultant who has been investigating the disappearance of a string of servants from the city's wealthiest homes. Duilio also has a secret. He is a seer and his gifts have led him to Oriana.
The gates have opened the way to thousands of habitable planets, and settlers stream out from humanity's home planets in a vast, poorly controlled flood, landing on a new world. Among them are the Rocinante haunted by the vast, posthuman network of the protomolecule and what destroyed the great intergalactic society that built the gates and the protomolecule. But Holden and his crew must also contend with the growing tensions between the settlers and the company which owns the official claim to the planet.
Only a handful of people in the world know that mankind's magic comes from a living creature, and it is a refugee from another universe. The Power showed up here in the 1850s because it was running from something. Now it is 1933, and the Power's hiding place has been discovered by a killer. It is a predator that eats magic and leaves destroyed worlds in its wake. Earth is next. Former private eye, Jake Sullivan, knows the score. The problem is hardly anyone believes him. The world's most capable Active, Faye Vierra, could back him up, but she is hiding from the forces that think she is too dangerous to let live. So Jake has put together a ragtag crew of airship pirates and Grimnoir knights, and set out on a suicide mission to stop the predator before it is too late.
The year's best horror and dark fantasy.
Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor has her hands full. Her sister has been forced to assume the role of Satan. Her hubby, Sinclair, has gone wild now that he can tolerate sunlight. And their adopted little BabyJon is finally starting to walk. And if the increasingly unpredictable toddler is anything like his extended family, where he is headed is anyone's guess.
Sequel to LITTLE BROTHER. California's economy has collapsed, taking Marcus's parents and his university tuition with it. But M1k3y's political past saves him and lands him a job as webmaster for a muckraking politician who promises reform. But then his onetime girlfriend Masha emerges from the political underground to gift him with a thumbdrive containing a Wikileaks-style cable-dump full of hard evidence of conscious corporate and governmental perfidy. It's incendiary stuff - and if Masha goes missing, Marcus is supposed to release it to the world. But that could present a problem.
The United States of North America, led by President Koenig, is now engaged in a civil war with the Earth Confederation, which wants to yield to the demands of the alien Sh'daar, limit human technology and become a part of the Sh'daar Galactic Collective. But when highly advanced, seemingly godlike aliens appear through an artifical wormhole in the Omega Centauri Cluster 16,000 light years from Earth, President Koenig is faced with the choice between continuing the fight against the Sh'daar, or ally with them against the newcomers in a final war that will settle the fate of more than one universe.
Eddie Cantrell, now married to the king of Denmark's daughter, is sent by Admiral Simpson to the Caribbean to secure access to the most valuable commodity on that continent - not the gold and silver which the Spanish treasure, but the oil which up-time machines and industry need.
The stakes are as high as ever. If Max can't return from the Dark Side, then the lives of everyone around him will be in jeopardy.
1778: France declares war on Great Britain, the British army leaves Philadelphia, and George Washington's troops leave Valley Forge in pursuit. At this moment, Jamie Fraser returns from a presumed watery grave to discover that his best friend has married his wife, his illegitimate son has discovered (to his horror) who his father really is, and his beloved nephew, Ian, wants to marry a Quaker. Meanwhile, Jamie's wife, Claire, and his sister, Jenny, are busy picking up the pieces. The Frasers can only be thankful that their daughter Brianna and her family are safe in twentieth-century Scotland. Or not.
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. Nebula nominee.
A story of family, the otherworld, and a search for hidden treasure - a full-color, illustrated book that brings together Gaiman's award-winning novelette and the art of Eddie Campbell.
Eddie Drood - that's Drood. 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.
The future of Eddie Drood's family lies in the iron grasp of the Lady Faire, an incredibly seductive, mysterious and powerful being. She possesses an ancient object that can save his family, and Eddie has to stealthily steal it from her. Easy enough to say. Difficult - and very, very dangerous - to do.
Before now, Anita Blake would have considered zombies merely off-putting, never dangerous - she had never heard of any of them causing human beings to perish in agony. But that's all changed. Micah's estranged father lies dying, rotting away inside from some strange ailment that has his doctors whispering about "zombie disease." Anita makes her living off of zombies - but these aren't the kind she knows so well. These creatures hunt in daylight, and are as fast and strong as vampires. If they bite you, you become just like them.
Merry Gentry pretends to be human. She moved to LA and began working as a PI at Grey's Detective Agency. But of all of this is just a disguise. In fact she is a princess of faerie, her real name is Meredith Nic Essus, and she has had to flee the Dark Court of Faerie because of attempts on her life. In order to inherit her rightful crown, Merry needed to conceive an heir, a notoriously difficult task for the slow-reproducing Fey.
Assailed by danger from all sides, surrounded by lies and intrigue, Rhapsody is left with one undeniable truth, if their forces are to prevail, she must join the war herself, wielding the Daystar Clarion, an ancient weapon whose power is nearly unparalleled. As she struggles to reconcile her duties as a mother and ruler, a danger far more devastating than Talquist is stirring beneath the surface of the land itself.
Atticus's apprentice Granuaile is at last a full Druid herself. What's more, Atticus has defrosted an archdruid long ago frozen in time, a father figure (of sorts) who now goes by the modern equivalent of his old Irish name: Owen Kennedy. And Owen has some catching up to do. Atticus takes pleasure in the role reversal, as the student is now the teacher. Between busting Atticus's chops and trying to fathom a cell phone, Owen must also learn English. For Atticus, the jury's still out on whether the wily old coot will be an asset in the epic battle with Norse god Loki - or merely a pain in the arse.
In order to save the present, Jame must search the past, be it fifteen years ago when as a boy her brother Torisen arrived here, unknown and unwanted, or three thousand years ago when the Wastes were a great sea ringed with rich civilizations. Somehow, Tori survived. Somehow, the cities of the plain were destroyed in one catastrophic night. Now Kothifir's gods have lost their power and its proud towers are falling. What curse out of the past has struck it? Jame, a potential Nemesis, must try to stop the destruction - without undoing time itself.
This volume features over thirty stories by some of the genre's greatest authors, including Yoon Ha Lee, James Patrick Kelly, Ken Liu, Robert Reed, Lavie Tidhar, Carrie Vaughn, and many others.
An unknown entity has taken out the Great Sky Dragon, the head of all dragon shifters. With his power devolving on Tom Ormson just as Kyrie finds that a mysterious ailment prevents her from shifting, Rafiel must rely only on himself, a seductive dragon girl and an even more seductive and unreliable old shifter to solve the crimes, keep shifters hidden and prevent his best friend in the world from becoming a dragon of unimaginable mass destruction.
Omnibus of the first two novels in the SHIFTER series : DRAW ONE IN THE DARK and GENTLEMAN TAKES A CHANCE.
Jacob's son has been enslaved, his home destroyed. Now he has only one goal: to reclaim his family, no matter how much blood is spilt.
One of the armies carving up Hightspall is headed by the charismatic brute, Axil Grandys, and the other by Lyf, resurrected sorcerer-king and Axil's ancient nemesis. Only the escaped slave Tali and her unreliable magic stand in their way - but Tali's gift grows more painful every time she uses it. As the armies converge on the fateful peak of Touchstone, Tali and her ally Rix must find a way to overcome Lyf and prevent Axil from using the Three Spells that will destroy Hightspall forever.
Global warming has changed the world's geography and its politics. Wars are waged over water, and China rules Europe, including the Scandinavian Union, which is occupied by the power state of New Qian. In this far north place, seventeen-year-old Noria Kaitio is learning to become a tea master like her father, a position that holds great responsibility and great secrets. Tea masters alone know the location of hidden water sources, including the natural spring that Noria's father tends, which once provided water for her whole village.But secrets do not stay hidden forever, and after her father's death the army starts watching their town - and Noria.
When one hundred sailors of King George III's Royal Navy are mysteriously killed on a ship in Boston Harbor, Ethan is thrust into dire peril. For he - and not Boston's premier thieftaker, Sephira Pryce - is asked to find the truth behind their deaths. City Sheriff Edmund Greenleaf suspects conjuring was used in the dastardly crime, and even Pryce knows that Ethan is better equipped to contend with matters of what most of Boston considers dark arts. But even Ethan is daunted by magic powerful enough to fell so many in a single stroke.
Ahjvar, the assassin known as the Leopard, can free himself of the curse of life if he kills the mad prophet known as the Voice of Marakand. Accompanying him to the great city where the caravan roads of east and west meet is the runaway slave whom many believe to be a half-wit. To Marakand, too, come a Northron wanderer and her demon "verrbjarn "lover, carrying the obsidian sword Lakkariss, a weapon forged by the Old Great Gods to bring their justice to the seven devils who escaped the cold hells so long before.
A fantasy author, broken in both body and spirit by a mountain-climbing fall that killed his wife, is sought out by strangers and led into Minginish, the imaginary place where his own novels were set, but which is more real than he can conceive - and in danger from legendary beasts and unimagined terrors. He must somehow rescue the blighted land.
Andromeda is the high king's middle daughter, and has a way of blending into the shadows. Until the day she meets a strange man who keeps company with wolves and ravens, who rules a land of shapeshifters and demons, a country she'd thought was no more than legend - until he claims her as its queen. In a moment everything changes. Her father, the wise king, becomes a warlord, suspicious and strategic. And whispers call her dead mother a traitor and a witch.
On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They are quasi-immortal, living off the "steam" that children with the "shining" produce when they are slowly tortured to death. Dan Torrance (from THE SHINING) has a job in a New Hampshire nursing home where his remnant "shining" power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes "Doctor Sleep." Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan's own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra's soul and survival.
A lone man, driving a stolen Mercedes, plows through a crowd lined up for a spot at a job fair. Eight are left dead, fifteen wounded, and the driver escapes. In another part of town, months later, a retired cop named Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved crime. When he gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the "perk" and threatens an even more diabolical attack, Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing another tragedy.
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.
Action moves to Norman England and an immortal wolf and an immortal woman are on the run, fighting for their lives.
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?
Gretchen Schwarzwald grew up in Germany's legendary Black Forest. Ten years ago, she was orphaned by an evil Earth Master whose werewolves murdered her parents for their land. Rescued by a Fire Master and taught how to use her Fire Powers, Gretchen is in London to help destroy the Elemental Master behind a vicious werewolf pack terrorizing the city...
King Jorg Ancrath is twenty now - and king of seven nations. His ambition to become Emperor has run up against an obstacle, a necromancer unlike any he has ever faced - a figure hated and feared even more than himself: the Dead King. The boy who would rule all may have finally met his match...
The kings of the Broken Empire dread the old Red Queen. She has fought a long secret war against the powers that stand behind nations, for higher stakes than land or gold. Her greatest weapon is The Silent Sister - unseen by most and unspoken of by all. The Red Queen's grandson, Prince Jalen Kendeth - drinker, gambler, seducer - can see The Silent Sister. When an undead army attacks, the Red Queen calls on her family to defend the realm. Jal thinks it's all a rumour, that none of it affects him. He couldn't be more wrong.
Horrific war destroyed the Empire that created the pleasure planet Artemis with its concealed technology and bioengineered animals. Artemis became a fable told to children until young archeologist Griffin Dane finds intriguing hints that send him on a quest to find the lost world. Stranded on Artemis after crashing his ship, he encounters the Huntress Adara and her psych-linked companion, the puma Sand Shadow. Their journey with her will lead Dane to discover the planet's secrets...and perhaps provide a key to give unimagined power back to mankind.
A disconsolate legal cleark named Sven Norberg sets out to investigate his wife's disappearance and is led into the treacherous maze of convoluted shopping malls, barricaded libraries and elitist assisted-living homes that comprise the once-great Midwestern city of Trude.
21 original stories, including a new GAME OF THRONES story from Martin. Featuring all-new stories by Joe Abercrombie - Daniel Abraham - David W. Ball - Paul Cornell - Bradley Denton - Phyllis Eisenstein - Gillian Flynn - Neil Gaiman - Matthew Hughes - Joe R. Lansdale - Scott Lynch - Garth Nix - Cherie Priest - Patrick Rothfuss - Steven Saylor - Michael Swanwick - Lisa Tuttle - Carrie Vaughn - Walter Jon Williams - Connie Willis
1703: the Carolina settlement of Charles Town. Matthew Corbett, professional "problem solver," becomes involved in a murder investigation. A sixteen-year-old girl has been stabbed to death on the grounds of a local plantation. The suspected killer is a slave who has escaped, with two family members, into the dubious protection of a nearby swamp. Matthew embarks on a treacherous journey up the Solstice River, also known as the River of Souls. He discovers that something born of the swamp has joined the hunt, and is stalking the hunters with more than murder in mind.
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.
In a steel-and-lead-encased bunker 20 feet below the basement level of his house, a soldier waits for his final orders. On the surface, a plague ravages the planet, infecting over 90% of the populace. The bacterium burrows through the brain, destroying all signs of humanity and leaving behind little more than base, prehistoric instincts. The infected turn into hyper-aggressive predators, with an insatiable desire to kill and feed. Some day soon, the soldier will have to open the hatch to his bunker, and step out into this new wasteland, to complete his mission: SUBVENIRE REFECTUS. TO RESCUE AND REBUILD.
Cedar finds himself saddled with a group of refugees, including the brother he once thought lost. Keeping his companions alive is proving to be no easy task, in part because of the promise he made to the unpredictable Madder brothers - three miners who know the secret mechanisms of the Strange. To fulfill his pledge, Cedar must hunt a powerful weapon known as the Holder - a search that takes him deep into the savage underbelly of the young country and high into the killing glim-field skies defended by desperate men and deadly ships.
In the kingdom of Lyonya, Kieri, the half-elven, half-human king, struggles to balance the competing demands of his heritage while fighting a deadly threat to his rule: evil elves linked in some way to the rebirth of magic. Meanwhile, in the neighbouring kingdom of Tsaia, a set of ancient artifacts recovered by the former mercenary Dorrin Verrakai may hold the answer to the riddle of magery's return. Thus Dorrin embarks on a dangerous quest to return these relics of a bygone age to their all-but-mythical place of origin.
Young pulp-fiction writer Kurt Jastrow's world is thrown into disarray when two extraterrestrial crayfish-like creatures arrive at the studio. Certain that the audience for a religious program represents "a hive of irrationalist vermin," the crustaceans scheme to vaporize its two million viewers. Kurt and his co-writer have a mere forty hours to write and produce an explicitly rational and utterly absurd script that will "somehow" deter the aliens from their diabolical scheme.
Twenty-five years ago, the Briareus mission took Doctor Toby Glyer's nanomachinery out to divert an Earth-crossing asteroid and bring it back to be mined, only to drop out of contact as soon as it reached its target. The project was shut down and the technology was forcibly suppressed. Now, a much, much larger asteroid is on a collision course with Earth - and the Briareus nanites may be responsible. While the government scrambles to find a solution, Glyer knows that their only hope of avoiding Armageddon lies in the nanites themselves. On the run, Glyer must track down his old partner, William Connors, and find a way to make contact with their wayward children.
London, 1893: Shy would-be poet James Norbury disappears. His sister Charlotte, who lives quietly near the crumbling country estate where they grew up, is determined to find out what happened. Charlotte is horrified at what she discovers, but love spurs on her efforts to save her brother from an unthinkable fate. Her quest leads both to the mysterious, centuries-old Aegolius Club, and to a crowded, chaotic neighbourhood.
The second volume of this massive biography of Robert Heinlein covers the years 1948-1988.
Gray and Layan are a married couple, master thieves who are hiding out and trying to escape their former gang. Unfortunately, for Gray and Layan, they unwittingly hold the key to a powerful magical weapon that could bring The Damned back to power. Hounded by the killers on their trail and by the fearsome creatures sent by The Damned, Gray and Layan are aided by Luk, a soldier and Ga-Nor, a Northern barbarian - and Harold, the hero of The Chronicles of Siala. Realizing what's at stake they decide that, against all odds, they must stop The Damned.
When Kit Craig - the journalist whose love angel/PI Griffin Shaw has renounced - is attacked again it becomes clear that there are forces in both the mortal and heavenly realm determined to protect dark secrets buried in the past. To survive Grif must convince Kit to put aside her personal hurt and help him discover the truth.
In the Otherworld, Jed Cameron, a feral, full-mortal young thief, becomes entangled with the strange and dangerous Finn MacAngus and her shadowy uncles. When he is dragged into the world of the Sithe, it's nothing he can't handle until time warps around him, and menacing forces reach out to threaten his infant brother.
The few survivors of the sudden, brutal decimation of Kassa, a small farming planet, by a mysterious attacker, send out a desperate plea for aid, which is answered by two unlikely rescuers. Prudence Falling is the young captain of a tramp freighter. She and her ragtag crew have been on the run and living job to job for years, eking out a living by making cargo runs that aren't always entirely legal. Lt. Kyle Daspar is a police officer from the wealthy planet of Altair Prime, working undercover as a double agent against the League. While flying rescue missions to extract survivors from the surface of devastated Kassa, they discover what could be the most important artifact in the history of man: an alien spaceship, crashed and abandoned during the attack.
There is Thorn, a shaman himself. He lives to pass down his wisdom and his stories - to teach those who would follow in his footsteps. There is Heather, the healer who, in many ways, holds the clan together.There is Elga, an outsider and the bringer of change. And then there is Loon, the next shaman, who is determined to find his own path. But in a world so treacherous, that journey is never simple - and where it may lead is never certain.
After the fall of a kingdom and the fall of a hero, the allies who remain must band together or else their entire world will be the next to fall. Concludes the trilogy.
Rome: AD69, The Year of the Four Emperors. Three Emperors have ruled in Rome this year and a fourth, Vespasian, has been named in the East. As the legions march toward civil war, Sebastos Pantera, the spy whose name means leopard, returns to Rome intent on bribery, blackmail and persuasion: whatever it takes to bring the commanders and their men to Vespasian's side. But in Rome, as he uses every skill he has ever learned of subterfuge, codes and camouflage, it becomes clear that one of those closest to him is a traitor, who will let Rome fall to destroy him. Together the two spies spin a web of deceit with Rome as the prize and death the only escape.
With every sunset the terror rises again, infecting residents with a flesh-eating virus that has no cure. The CDC can't help them. But each attack brings Suffolk County Police Officer Gray Dalton one step closer to the shocking source of these unholy creations. A hidden U.S. research facility has played God too well, plunging a vacation paradise straight to hell.
Bailouts and ambitious plans for recovery have failed to rescue the United States's economy. As the country stands on the brink of economic collapse, the president strikes a bargain with China to write off America's debt. It seems brilliant-until the Supreme Court is destroyed by a cruise missile and Manhattan is invaded. China has come to claim what's theirs. With Americans executed daily in national broadcasts by the attackers and the government in disarray, all seems lost.
What happens when humanity reaches out into the vastness of space? Includes new work by Alastair Reynolds, Greg Egan, Ian McDonald, Ken Macleod, Pat Cadigan, Karl Schroeder, Hannu Rajaniemi, Karen Lord, Adam Roberts, Kathleen Ann Goonan, Aliette de Bodard Peter Watts, and others.
For 70 years they had guarded the British Empire. Oblivion and Fogg, inseparable at first, bound together by a shared fate, until a night in Berlin, in the aftermath of World War II, and a secret that tore them apart. Recalled to the Retirement Bureau from which no one can retire, Fogg and Oblivion must face up to a past of terrible war and unacknowledged heroism, a life of dusty corridors and secrets rooms, of furtive meetings and bloodstained fields, to answer one last, impossible question - what makes a hero?
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.
Four years after Neville Chamberlain refuses to appease Hitler the civil war in Spain drags on, even after General Franco's death. The United States, still neutral in Europe, fights the Japanese in the Pacific. Russia and Germany go toe-to-toe in Eastern Europe - yet while Hitler stares east, not everything behind him is going as well as he would like.
When you dream, you visit the Maelstrom. Dream long enough and hard enough, and your dreams can break through into the living world. So can your nightmares. And who's there to catch the dreams and nightmares as they fall into reality? Meet the Nightwatch. Pray you never need them.
Special operations officer Jason Thanou of the Temporal Regulatory Authority and his companions travel to the 17th century to encounter the "real" pirates of the Caribbean - including a beautiful she-pirate who turns out to be a Transhumanist renegade. To Jason's horror, he also learns that the Teloi aliens who were the grim reality behind the pagan pantheons of antiquity - aliens Jason believed he'd successfully destroyed - are still active, and aiding the Transhumanists in founding an unspeakable cult. What's more, these are a different - and far more dangerous - breed of Teloi than before.
Having survived its first major crisis, the Federation turns to nation-building as Admiral Jonathan Archer works to bring the worlds of the powerful Rigel system into the young union of the United Federation of Planets. But factions both within the Federation and among its enemies oppose the alliance, and Archer will need all the skills of his former "Enterprise" crewmates to prevent them from plunging Rigel into a systemwide war.
The eternal city of Commorragh is no longer beset by the horrors of the Dysjunction, but the scars of its passage remain. Now the supreme overlord, Asdrubael Vect, strives to reassert his authority over the anarchic city before hidden challengers can make their bid for power. The noble Yllithian frantically seeks new allies to put between himself and the overlord's wrath, the Mandrake kings muster and Vect prepares to unleash his most fearsome weapons against his own people as Commorragh erupts into open war.
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.
The Wheel. A ring of ice and metal turning around a moon of Saturn, home to a mining colony supplying a resource-hungry Earth. Equipment failures and thefts of resources have been increasing. And there are stories among the children of mysterious creatures glimpsed aboard the Wheel. Once on the Wheel, the Doctor and his companions face a critical situation when they become suspected by some as the source of the ongoing sabotage. They soon find themselves caught in a mystery that goes all the way back to the creation of the solar system. A mystery that could destroy the Wheel - and kill them all.
The official novelization of Gareth Edwards' Godzilla, to be released on May 16, 2014! An epic rebirth of Toho's iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world's most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
Passed down from the time of Kahless, ten precepts have shaped Klingon culture and indoctrinated Klingons in the Way of the Warrior. With this new translation, people from all walks of life - and all worlds - can harness the ancient Klingon wisdom and learn to embody courage, discipline, and honor. - Choose your enemies well. - Strike quickly or strike not. - Always face your enemy. - Seek adversity. - Reveal your true self in combat. - Destroy weakness. - Leave nothing until tomorrow. - Choose death over chains. - Die standing up. - Guard honor above all.
Accompanied by the pirate captain Isabela and the underworld merchant Varric, Alistair will stop at nothing to uncover the fate of his lost father - even if it means battling an army of cultists singlehandedly! The fight turns even more personal as Alistair faces a former ally and Isabela must confront the tragedies of her past while imprisoned in the cultists' dungeon!
Early in his career Kirk provided weapons to the Hill People on the planet Neural to maintain a balance of power against a force supported by the Klingons. Years later he learns that the situation on Neural has grown worse. He embarks on a secret mission back to Neural - where he might just be the only person who can prevent an interstellar war.
When the world of Quadravidia comes under attack by the insidious tau, only one man can defeat the aliens and save the planet in the Emperor's name: the legendary Hero of the Imperium, Commissar Ciaphas Cain. When the aliens call for a ceasefire, Cain expects the worst, and his fears are answered in the form of the dread menace of the tyranids. As a hive fleet approaches Quadravidia, Cain must try to forge an alliance between the Imperium and the tau - but can he truly trust the inscrutable xenos?
The first ever collection of the most intelligent, strangest, mysterious, and wonderful quotes from all fifty years of the BBC America hit television series Doctor Who.
Vol'Jin becomes embroiled in an invasion of Pandaria launched by the Zandalari, revered trolls driven by dreams of conquest and power. This ancient tribe offers Vol'jin a chance to seize the glory that is the birthright of all trolls - an offer made even more tempting after a brazen treachery. As he questions where his loyalties lie, he knows he must make a choice about his own destiny that could save his people or damn them to languish under Warchief Garrosh's heel.
Captain Demora Sulu leads the crew of U.S.S. Enterprise-B on a mission near Tzenkethi space. Disaster strikes as they explore the mysteries of Rejarris II. When Admiral John Harriman receives a mysterious message from Rejarris II, he must decide what price he is willing to pay to attempt to rescue Sulu, his longtime friend.
Official movie prequel to the eagerly anticipated "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes "movie, scheduled for release in July 2014, paving the narrative way to the beginning of the film.
After the dropsite massacre, the survivors of the Salamanders Legion search for their fallen primarch. But Vulkan is held captive by his cruel brother, Konrad Curze. Enduring a series of hellish tortures designed to break his body and spirit, Vulkan witnesses the depths of the Night Haunter's depravity, but also discovers something else - a revelation that could change the course of the entire war.