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Haven's colonists have won the first battle, and driven the government forces from the planet. But the Federals are by no means defeated. For just months after the brutal Colonel Semmes and his defeated troops return to Earth, a new force is gathering, larger, better-equipped, and augmented with front line units, veterans of the last war, ready to take back the planet and end the threat of rebellion once and for all.
You think your front door key is unique. It's not. In fact, quite a few people - all of them total strangers - possess a key that is identical to yours. Imagine if one of these strangers went from door to door, trying their key in each lock. Eventually they would find one that opened. What if it was yours?
Laytham Ballard, once part of a secret order of modern-day mages dedicating to holding hellish supernatural forces at bay, has now been hired by a powerful faerie mob boss. Ballard must find the boss's missing daughter, following a cold trail that leads him across the globe, from the luxurious playgrounds of the rich and famous to the seedy occult underbelly of Los Angeles, where creatures of myth and legend mingle with street gangs and sex clubs, and where Ballard finds his own guilty past waiting for him around every shadowy corner.
Josette Dupre, first female airship captain, finds her job patrolling the front lines complicated by a crew who doubts her expertise, a new airship that is an untested deathtrap, and the foppish aristocrat Lord Bernat, a gambler and shameless flirt with the military know-how of a thimble. He's also been assigned to her ship to catalog her every moment of weakness and indecision. When the enemy makes an unprecedented move that could turn the tide of the war, can Josette deal with Bernat, rally her crew, and survive long enough to prove herself?
Graduate students Justin and Veronica discover a long-lost silent movie from more than a century ago. The startlingly realistic footage shows a young girl transforming into a winged being. Looking for proof behind this claim, they travel to the rural foothills of Tennessee to find Sadieville, where it had been filmed.
First of a four-part conclusion to the Shannara series. A mysterious army of invaders is cutting a bloody swath across a remote region of the land. Most seem content to ignore it, but there are those who wish to uncover the truth: an exiled High Druid, a conflicted warrior, a teenage girl struggling to master a prodigious magic . . . and a scrappy young orphan, improbably named Shea Ohmsford.
Sarah Calhoun now rides north into the Ohio and her father's kingdom, Cahokia. To win the Serpent Throne, she'll have to defeat seven other candidates, win over the kingdom's regent, and learn the will of a hidden goddess - while mastering her people's inscrutable ways and watching her own back.
When a nearby world attacks, the new colony of Glenlyon turns to Robert Geary, a young former junior fleet officer, and Mele Darcy, a onetime enlisted Marine. With nothing but improvised weapons and a few volunteers, Geary and Darcy must face down warships and armored soldiers - or die trying. As battles rage and pirates take an increasing toll throughout the colonies, the only hope for lasting peace lies with Carmen Ochoa, a "Red" from the anarchic world of Mars, and Lochan Nakamura, a failed politician.
Ready or not, Roper has been thrust into a position of leadership that he's woefully ill prepared for. Now, a massive army approaches from the South, old allies turn against him, and new rivals seek to undermine his rule. Roper must forge reckless alliances, no matter the cost, to save his kingdom. Bellamus is a brash but capable southern general, a commoner with the rare honor of having the discreet support of the Queen. Rising quickly from the minor ranks he was born into, Bellamus leads the march on the North. Victory means glory, power, and the favor of the king, but defeat promises much worse than disgrace.
Daud - traitor and assassin - has returned to Dunwall, a city shaken by the overthrow of Empress Emily Kaldwin. He is seeking a mythical weapon, said to have the power to kill the Outsider, and will go to any lengths to find it. But there are those who are watching his every move. Travelling the Isles to complete his mission, Daud will soon discover that old enemies have been waiting for him, and new enemies are easy to make...
Editor Neil Clarke sifted through countless magazines, ezines, websites, blogs, original anthologies, single author collections, and more to compile the third volume of his best of the-year science fiction short story anthology.
Jason Dessen emerges from unconsciousness surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. In this world his wife is not his wife, his son was never born, and Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor, but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible. Is it this world or the other that's the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves?
Roy Olfetrie planned to be an officer in the Republic of Cinnabar Navy, but when his father was unmasked as a white-collar criminal he had to take whatever he was offered. What is offered turns out to be a chance to accompany Captain Daniel Leary and Lady Adele Mundy as they go off to start a war that will put Roy at the sharp end. Duty snatches Roy from the harem of a pirate chief to a world of monsters, from interstellar reaches in a half-wrecked starship to assassination attempts at posh houses.
Arriving at the wedding of Kira Sadeghi, a reality television celebrity he recently saved from kidnappers, John Smith witnesses a group of gunmen open fire, hitting the bride and others. Smith employs his mind-reading talent and learns of Downvote, an encrypted site on the dark net that lists the names of celebrities and offers a hefty bounty for anyone who can kill them - unleashing an anonymous and deadly flashmob with a keystroke.
Caitlin Kralik commands an exploration fleet looking for new allies against the murderous alien Ekhats. But after a long search, all the expedition has found are dead worlds and now-extinct intelligent species slaughtered by the genocidal Ekhat. Do they continue to search down the galactic arm in which Earth and the Jao worlds lie, or do they make an astounding leap in another direction?
Michael Sorenson is recruited into Division 7, a top secret R&D base run by the enigmatic Dr. Daedalus Angelou. Here Michael joins the Testing Division, where he and his team must make dangerous runs into enemy-held territory in order to test out new weapons prototypes on their incorporeal enemy. Not all enemies are invisible though. A saboteur is loose in R&D, and he has his sights set squarely on the Archangel, a massive weapons system capable of destroying the enemy en masse. When the saboteur tries to frame Michael for the crime, he realizes it's up to him to hunt the enemy down.
The Norse gods: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin's son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki - son of a giant - blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator. Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Once, when Thor's hammer is stolen, Thor must disguise himself as a woman - difficult with his beard and huge appetite - to steal it back. More poignant is the tale in which the blood of Kvasir - the most sagacious of gods - is turned into a mead that infuses drinkers with poetry. The work culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and rebirth of a new time and people.
Caine Riordan, fresh from serving as envoy to the aliens known as the Slaasriithi, must now apprehend raiders that are terrorizing a distant planet. As difficulties mount, Caine becomes aware that the mission his superiors sent him to perform may not be the one they actually hope he will achieve. Which means Caine may be forced to choose between honouring a promise to friends or following orders - a choice that could ultimately put him in front of a board of inquiry. Or a firing squad.
Three Queens. One crown. And it is all out war among the contenders - Gaela the ruthless commander, Regan the master manipulator, and Elia, the star-blessed priest.
Civilization begins to collapse after a tech company introduces a product called port that offers space-time travel powered by nostalgia and desire. Almost everyone is gone. Animals are increasing in numbers, roads are degrading, the Internet is down, and gasoline is running out. Is this a beginning -- or the end?
Unchained from fate, the Norse gods Loki and Hel are ready to unleash Ragnarok. They've made allies on the darker side of many pantheons, and there's a globe-spanning battle brewing that ancient Druid Atticus O'Sullivan will be hard-pressed to survive, much less win. Atticus recruits the aid of a tyromancer, an Indian witch, and a trickster god in hopes that they'll give him just enough leverage to both save Gaia and see another sunrise. There is a hound named Oberon who deserves a snack, after all.
Nine original short stories featuring 2000 year old Atticus O'Sullivan.
Ananke, once a military spacecraft, is now a sentient artificial intelligence. Accompanied by Althea, the engineer who built her, she is on a quest to find Matthew, the programmer whose code gave her the spark of life. But Matthew is on a strange quest of his own, traveling the galaxy alongside Ivan, with whom he shares a deeply painful history.
A young woman must go undercover and use her superpowers to discover a secret Nazi plot and stop an invasion of England.
Quinn Bradley has learned to use the magic of another world. And that world is in danger. Having decided to betray CASE Global, he can finally reveal his origins to the Enclave and warn them about the company's imminent invasion. Even if it means alienating Jillaine . . . and allying with someone he's always considered his adversary.
Marina Willett's husband Charlie has become obsessed with H.P. Lovecraft, in particular with one episode in the writer's life. In the summer of 1934, he lived for two months with a gay teenage fan named Robert Barlow, at Barlow's family home in central Florida. Were they friends - or something more? Just when Charlie thinks he's solved the puzzle, a new scandal erupts, and he disappears. The police say it's suicide. But Marina is a psychiatrist, and she doesn't believe them.
London is suffering from the German Blitz, but for one immortal werewolf, the war means little. He knows he will soon have to give up his identity once more, begin a new life. Before the wolf emerges. But a chance conversation leads him to the scene of a gruesome murder, and the realization that another war is being fought. The runes want to be together, and when they are the wolf's story will end.
The Photurians - a hivemind of sentient AIs and machines - were awakened by humanity as part of a complex political trap. Now the human race is almost finished, confined to four star systems -- and Earth is being evacuated. Our warships are failing. The end of humanity has come. But on a distant planet shielded from both humanity and the Photurians, is the one hope -- the roboteer. But can he be reached in time?
Contact with an alien race, the Gliese, has been made, but communication is impossible. There is trade, but on seemingly inexplicable terms; anti-gravity technology was traded for a bicycle tyre. As we begin to colonize the stars, we're still dependant on the mysterious aliens who we still do not understand. It falls upon the unlikely team of a conceptual artist, Marc, and assassin, Kara, to embark on a mission that will unearth the mystery of the Gliese.
Novice Nona Grey has begun to learn the secrets of the universe. But before she leaves the Convent of Sweet Mercy, she must choose which order to dedicate herself to - and whether her path will lead to a life of prayer and service or one of the blade and the fist. All that stands between her and these choices are the pride of a thwarted assassin, the designs of a would-be empress wielding the Inquisition like a knife, and the vengeance of the empire's richest lord.
Rain Thomas is a mess. Seven years an addict and three difficult years clean. Racked by guilt for the baby she gave up for adoption when she was sixteen. Still grieving for the boy's father who died in Iraq. Then one morning, through a small crack in the lens of reading glasses borrowed to review her resume she glimpses a young boy go running down the aisle of the subway train. Is he screaming with laughter or just screaming?
Carol Evers falls into comas, waking slumbers indistinguishable from death, each lasting days. Only two people know of Carol's condition. One is her husband, Dwight, who married Carol for her fortune, and - when she lapses into another coma - plots to seize it by proclaiming her dead and quickly burying her alive. The other is her lost love, the infamous outlaw James Moxie, who will ride the Trail again to save her from an early, unnatural grave.
Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchins finds herself as a famous interstellar pilot with little to do, until a message from an alien race arrives, a piece of music from an unexplored area. Though this alien race could pose great danger and though the message may have taken several thousand years to travel, the last interstellar ship is prepared for the journey. As the general paranoia grows, Hutch and her crew make an early escape - but what they find at the other end of the galaxy is completely unexpected.
As ancient, inhuman powers move against one another, Rel Kressind finds himself in the company of the fabled modalmen - giants who regard themselves as the true keepers of humanity's legacy. Far out in the blasted, magical wastelands of the Black Sands where no man of the Hundred has ever set foot before, Rel comes face to face with the modalman's deity, the Brass God. What Rel learns in the Brass God's broken halls will shake his understanding of reality forever.
The floating city constructed in the Arctic Circle is starting to fray along the edges - crime and corruption have set in, the contradictions of incredible wealth alongside direst poverty are spawning unrest, and a new disease called "the breaks" is ravaging the population. When a strange new visitor arrives - a woman riding an orca, with a polar bear at her side - the city is entranced. The "orcamancer," as she's known, very subtly brings together four people - each living on the periphery - to stage unprecedented acts of resistance.
San Francisco, 1947. An enigmatic, comely blonde walks into Sammy's scruffy gin joint and it's love at first sight. But before Sammy can make his move, an Air Force general named Remy arrives with some urgent business. A suspicious flying object has been spotted up the Pacific coast in Washington State near Mount Rainier, followed by a mysterious plane crash in Roswell, New Mexico.
Frank - father, architect, murderer - is recruited for the mission to Mars with the promise of a better life, along with seven of his most notorious fellow inmates. But as his crew sets to work on the red wasteland of Mars, the accidents mount up, and Frank begins to suspect they might not be accidents at all. As the list of suspects grows shorter, it's up to Frank to uncover the terrible truth before it's too late.
Lin, newly initiated in the art of otherwordly enchantments, is sent to aid her homeland's allies against vicious attacks from the Fire Dancers, mysterious practitioners of strange and deadly magic. Forced to step into a dangerous waltz of tradition, treachery, and palace secrets, Lin must also race the ticking clock of her own rapidly dwindling life to learn the truth of the Fire Dancers' war, and how she might prevent death on a scale too terrifying to contemplate.
Anna Kubrin finally arrives on Mars for her new job as a geologist and de facto artist in residence. In her room on the base, Anna finds a mysterious note, painted in her own hand, warning her not to trust the colony psychiatrist. A note she can't remember painting. When she finds a footprint in a place that the colony AI claims has never been visited by humans, Anna begins to suspect that she is caught up in an elaborate corporate conspiracy. Or is she losing her grip on reality?
John Nyquist wakes up in a room with a dead body... The dead man's impossible whispers plunge him into a murder investigation like no other. Clues point him deeper into an unfolding story infesting its participants as reality blurs between place and genre. Only one man can hope to put it all back together into some kind of order, enough that lives can be saved... That man is Nyquist, and he is lost.
5 years after the death of his wife, Keon Rause resumes duty on the distant colony world with the Magentan Intelligence Service. With him he brings an artificial recreation of his wife's personality, a simulacrum built from every digital trace she left behind, constructed to discover the truth behind her death. His investigations lead him inexorably along the same paths Alysha followed five years earlier, to a sinister and deadly group with an unhealthy fascination for the unknowable alien Masters.
LEGEND OF NIGHTFALL and RETURN OF NIGHTFALL in one volume.
Rivergrace and her partner Sevryn have no choice but to cross the treacherous divide between worlds in pursuit of Quendius and his army of Undead. They are determined to risk everything to prevent the Death Master from joining forces with the queen of lost Trevalka, a tyrant who has risen to power by draining the energies of those around her.
In the near future most people are happy to spend their lives plugged into the immersive Shine, and England is decaying. Private detective Alma's partner is ill, and has to be treated without fail every 4 hours, a task that only she can do. If she misses the 5 minute window her lover will die. She is one of the few not to access the Shine. So when Alma is called to an automated car factory to be shown an impossible death and finds herself caught up in a political coup, she knows that getting too deep may leave her unable to get home.
House Mederos, once the wealthiest merchant family in Port Saint Frey, is now disgraced, impoverished, and humbled by the powerful Merchants Guild. Daughters Yvienne and Tesara Mederos are determined to uncover who was behind their family's downfall and get revenge. But their schemes quickly get out of hand - gambling is one thing, but robbing people is another...Together the sisters must trust each another to keep their secrets and save their family.
Hilketa is a frenetic and violent pastime where players attack each other with swords and hammers. The main goal of the game: obtain your opponent's head and carry it through the goalposts. All the players are "threeps," robot-like bodies controlled by people with Haden's Syndrome, so anything goes. No one gets hurt, but the brutality is real and the crowds love it. Until a star athlete drops dead on the playing field. Is it an accident or murder?
Jimmy Vik works for a galactic mining company, with his ex-flame as his boss. When he discovers a significant gold pocket during a routine shaft demolition procedure he feels his luck has changed- - though smuggling the gold "off rock" won't be easy. With the help of a scrounger and gambler and his sidekick, Jimmy puts together a plan.
17-year-old Laura Bow has invented a rudimentary artificial intelligence, and named it Organon. As she grows older, Organon grows with her. But meanwhile massive corporations develop rival intelligences to Laura's, ones without safety barriers or morals; and Laura is forced to decide whether to share her creation with the world.
Isidro's life hangs in the balance - but the only person who can help him is the man he can never trust. And though Rasten knows he cannot atone for the horrors of his past, when their enemies in Akhara follow Cam's small clan back to Ricalan, carrying a thirst for vengeance, the skills Rasten swore he'd renounce may be their only hope for victory...
Melisande Stokes, an expert in linguistics and languages, accidently meets military intelligence operator Tristan Lyons in a hallway at Harvard University. He makes her an incredible offer. The young man asks Mel to translate some very old documents for a very large sum of money -- if she signs a non-disclosure agreement. The documents seem to suggest that magic actually worked until about 1851, when something started jamming it.
When someone starts killing his fellow bounty hunters in the port of Fairhaven, Drago Appleroot is happy to help his contacts in the City Watch with their investigation - for a reasonable fee, of course. But posing as an assassin-for-hire to draw out the killer attracts the attention of two separate groups from a far-off Elven kingdom whose private war is being fought on the streets of his home town.
2045. Kenneth Durand leads an Interpol team that hunts down black market genetics labs that perform "vanity edits" on human embryos for a price. Behind it all they find the powerful and sophisticated cartel known as the Huli jing. But the Huli jing forcibly dose Durand with a radical new change agent, and he is transformed into someone else - the man behind the Huli jing. Now he is a fugitive, pursued through the genetic underworld by his former colleagues and the police, hoping to restore his original DNA by locating the source of the change agent.
15 years after the last devastating Insect attack, the immortal Circle is finally ready to launch an offensive against their implacable enemies. This time they have a new weapon - gunpowder. Hopes are high. But the Circle's plans are threatened when the vital barrels of gunpowder go missing. Jant, the Circle's winged messenger, is tasked to investigate.
Once every cycle civilizations gather for the Metagalactic Grand Prix - part gladiatorial contest, part beauty pageant, part concert extravaganza, and part continuation of the wars of the past. This year, though, humankind has discovered the enormous universe. And while they expected to discover a grand drama of diplomacy, gunships, wormholes, and stoic councils of aliens, they have instead found glitter, lipstick, and electric guitars.
Newly and uneasily allied, two tribes from different worlds set off across the Ocean of Grass. Their mission is to fulfil a prophecy and take Ottar the Moaner west of west, to save mankind. In their way are the denizens of the Badlands, the most terrifying and powerful collection of murderers and monsters the world has ever seen.
A mad cow-like disease called "Bent Head" has killed off millions. Those who remain worship the ruins of NASA's space shuttles, and Cape Canaveral is their Mecca. Medicine and science have been rejected in favour of magic, prophecy, and blood sacrifice. When travelling marauders led by the blood-thirsty Mr. Capulatio invade her camp, a young girl named Aurora is taken captive as his bride and forced to join his band on their journey to Cape Canaveral.
1803. Venerated old wizard Benjamin Franklin commissions Meriwether Lewis and his partner William Clark, who will be accompanied by the shape-shifting sorceress Sacajawea, to embark on a voyage of exploration, to meet and document the indigenous tribes, to find a route all the way to the Pacific Ocean - and perhaps beyond the magical veil to Europe again - and to stop the growing evil that is filling the American West.
Airship captain Josette Dupre's hometown has been occupied by the enemy and her mother made a prisoner of war. But before she can rescue her town, Josette must maneuver her way through the nest of overstuffed vipers that make up Garnia's military and royal leaders in order to drum up support. The foppish and mostly tolerated Mistral crew member Lord Bernat steps in to advise her, along with his very attractive older brother.
Linnet Ellery, a young attorney at a prestigious New York vampire law firm must lead a raid into Fey to free her trapped elven ex-boyfriend and her boss. As events unfold, Linnet determines the source of her mysterious power, and is dismayed to discover that she is the most dangerous person in the world to her vampire and werewolf friends.
When portal-mage Harkon Bright and his apprentice are asked to help select a new captain for the immense skyship Iseult, they quickly find themselves embroiled in its Machiavellian officer's court. As the skies darken and storm-clouds gather on the Dragon Road, the crew of the Elysium come face to face with deadly intrigues, plots from beyond death, and a terrible darkness that lurks in the heart of a thousand-year storm.
In 2017, screenwriter Ed Richie wakes up one morning and finds he has been shunted back in time nine months to inhabit the body of his younger self. The next day he jumps three years back, to 2013, with all his memories of the intervening years intact. Meanwhile, in 2030, journalist Ella Croft is investigating the life of screenwriter and celebrated novelist Ed Richie, who mysteriously vanished in 2025. She interviews friends, acquaintances, and old lovers - and what she discovers will change not only Ed Richie's life, but her own...
Long ago, one of the gods fashioned an artifact called the silver tiassa. To Devera the Wanderer, it was a pretty toy to play with. To Vlad Taltos, it was a handy prop for a con he was running. To the Empire, it was a tool to be used against their greatest enemies--the Jenoine. To the Jhereg, it was a trap to kill Vlad. The silver tiassa, however, had its own agenda.
When one of Glenlyon's warships is blown apart trying to break the blockade that has isolated the world from the rest of human-colonized space, only the destroyer Saber remains to defend it from another attack. Geary's decision to take Saber to the nearby star Kosatka to safeguard a diplomatic mission is a risky interpretation of his orders, to say the least.
The last human is dead, the whole race wiped out by the robots. Most of the world is controlled by the shared consciousness of millions of robots. But one rogue who has not ceded individuality is Brittle, a scavenger robot roaming the wasteland known as the Sea of Rust. As he tries to keep his deteriorating frame together, the loner robot slowly comes to terms with horrifyingly raw and vivid memories - and nearly unbearable guilt.
Across the border, the Witch Lords of Vaskandar are preparing for war. Amalia and Zaira must go behind enemy lines, using every ounce of wit and cunning they have, to sway Vaskandar from war. Or else it will all come down to swords and fire.
In the neighbouring country of Avares, an enigmatic new warlord is uniting the barbarian armies that have long plagued Tristia's borders - and even worse, he is rumoured to have a new ally: Trin, who has twice tried to kill Aline to claim the throne of Tristia for herself. With the armies of Avares at her back, led by a bloodthirsty warrior, she'll be unstoppable. Falcio, Kest, and Brasti race north to stop her, but in those cold and treacherous climes they discover something altogether different, and far more dangerous. [Vancouver author].
Somewhere among the trade cities lost to the ages, the Tiger Thieves - assassins who once guarded the Silk Road against the supernatural monsters that preyed on ancient caravans - still hide. From a Peruvian jail to Venice to Timbuktu, Owl searches for the Tiger Thieves in the hopes of convincing them to help her stop the reign of the Electric Samurai- all while fetching artifacts and weapons for Mr. Kurosawa's brewing supernatural war.
When Monster Hunter International's top hunter,Owen Zastava Pitt, was given a tip about some hunters who had gone missing in action, he didn't realize their rescue mission would snowball into the single biggest operation in MHI's history. Their men are being held prisoner in a horrific nightmare dimension, and the only way to reach them is through the radioactive ruins of a monster-infested war zone.
The best of last year, in horror and dark fantasy.
As they blunder towards doom, Warlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson find themselves inconvenienced by a variety of eldritch beings. Christmas brings a goose that doesn't let being cooked slow it down; they meet an electricity demon, discover why being a redhead is even tricker than one might imagine, and Holmes attempts an Irish accent. And, naturally, Moriarty is hanging around... in some form or other.
A generation starship can hide many secrets. When an Executive clan suspects Oichi of insurgency and discreetly shoves her out an airlock, one of those secrets finds and rescues her. Officially dead, Oichi begins to rebalance power one assassination at a time and uncovers the shocking truth behind the generation starship and the Executive clans.
Hubert and Natalie decide to give up fully on formal society - and walk away. Though anyone can design and print with a computer the necessities of life, it's still a dangerous world out there, the empty lands wrecked by climate change, dead cities hollowed out by industrial flight, shadows hiding predators animal and human alike. Then the walkaways discover how to beat death, and now it's war - a war that will turn the world upside down.
In a tropical country where shadowy political affairs lurk behind the scenes of its glamorous film industry, three people maneuver inside a high stakes game of statecraft and espionage. Each one harbours dangerous knowledge that can upturn a nation. When their fates collide, machinations are put into play, unexpected alliances are built, and long-held secrets are exposed.
Now, with the powerful Queen Naelin ruling by her side, Daleina believes that her dream of ushering in a new era can be realized, even in a land plagued by malevolent nature spirits who thirst for the end of human life. And then Naelin's children are kidnapped by spirits. Blaming the defeated Queen Merecot of Semo for the kidnapping, Naelin is ready to start a war - and has the power to do it.
We join the not terribly bright but exceedingly cocksure Captain Hadrian Sawback and his motley crew on board the Starship Willful Child for a series of devil-may-care, near-calamitous and downright chaotic adventures through the infinite vastness of interstellar space.
The Free Lord Baron Daylon Dumarch found and hid the infant heir of the slain Firemane. Daylon sends him to be raised on the Island of Coaltachin, home of the so-called Kingdom of Night, where the powerful and lethal Nocusara, the "Hidden Warriors," legendary assassins and spies, are trained. Years later, another young man, Declan, unlocks the secret to forging King's Steel, the apex of a weapon maker's trade known by very few. Soon, the two young men - an unknowing rightful heir to a throne and a brilliantly talented young swordsmith - will discover that their fates, and that of Garn, are entwined
Lee Striga is a successful actress and stuntwoman in Hollywood -- and she's also a demon hunter, forced to pay off an ancient family debt in order to free her imprisoned ancestor, Lilith, Mother of Demons. The creatures she must kill also are the descendents of Lilith who roam the earth. Her Hollywood agents also represent vampires, incubi and succubae, trolls, fae, demi-gods, fallen angels, elementals, goblins, ghouls, mer-people, mixed bloods anyone and anything that can take direction, be discreet, and not eat the extras and crew members on set.
Years ago, in an America that never was, the government introduced herds of hippos to the marshlands of Louisiana to be bred and slaughtered as an alternative meat source. But hippos are savage and fast, and their jaws can snap a man in two. By the 1890s, the vast bayou that was once America's greatest waterway belongs to feral hippos, and Winslow Houndstooth has been contracted to take it back.
Arch-criminal Tyvian Reldamar now has everything he'd hoped to achieve. But this is Eretheria, a city known as much for its genteel aristocracy as for its diabolical scheming. Long without a king, the scions of the ruling families scrabble for control - including levying cruel taxes and drafts on the peasantry in order to wage "polite" wars against each other. And now, of course, Tyvian is finding himself drawn into it.
A trio of renegade Alphas have used their enhanced powers to take the world hostage. Though they say they want world peace,the rebels seem willing to sacrifice countless innocent lives to achieve their goals. Horrified by what they have unleashed, Chuck and his team come out of hiding. They must wield their own burgeoning abilities to defeat the increasingly unstable superhuman terrorists.
Finn's re-adaptation to the human world is not going so well. He is still carrying the disembodied personality of Alynon, Prince of the Silver Demesne, the fae who had occupied his body during his imprisonment. And he's not getting along at all with his older brother. And oh, by the way, his dead grandfather is still trying to possess him in order to bring about Armageddon.
Leo, vampire Master of New Orleans, has been issued a blood challenge by the emperor of the European vampires, who seeks to usurp all of his power and possessions. If Leo loses the match to the death, the city will be forfeit, and the people of New Orleans will suffer the consequences. Jane Yellowrock can't let that happen.
Nyx is a former government assassin who makes a living cutting off heads for cash. But when a dubious deal between her government and an alien gene pirate goes bad, Nyx's ugly past makes her the top pick for a covert recovery. The head they want her to bring home could end the war - but at what price? The world is about to find out.
Paul Kidby has collected the very best of his Discworld illustrations in this definitive volume, including 40 pieces never before seen, 30 pieces that have only appeared in foreign editions, limited editions and BCA editions, and 17 book cover illustrations since 2004 that have never been seen without cover text.
Novella. Two rival agencies stare across the Void at one another. Two sisters, the deadly, sickened products of experiments going back decades, desperately evade their hunters. An invisible war rages at the fringes of our world, with unimaginable consequences and Lovecraftian horrors that ripple centuries into the future.
Rin, a war orphan, aced an Empire-wide test and found herself in an elite military academy. Targeted from the outset by rival classmates for her color, poverty, and gender, Rin discovers she possesses an aptitude for the nearly-mythical art of shamanism. With the help of a seemingly insane teacher and psychoactive substances, Rin learns that gods long thought dead are very much alive - and that mastering control over those powers could mean more than just surviving school.
As we begin to colonize the stars, we're still dependant on the mysterious aliens whom we still do not understand. It falls upon the unlikely team of a conceptual artist Marc Keislack and assassin Kara Jones, to embark on a dangerous mission that will unearth the mystery of the Gliese.
Ravaged by barbarian Scalda forces, the last hope for Eirlandia lies with the island's warring tribes. Wrongly cast out of his tribe, Conor, the first-born son of the Celtic king, embarks on a dangerous mission to prove his innocence. What he discovers will change Eirlandia forever. For the Scalda have captured the mystical Fae to use as an ultimate weapon. And Conor's own people have joined in the invasion.
Bale, a disillusioned policeman on the planet Bleak, is brutally attacked, leading writer Raisa on to a story spanning centuries of corruption. On Gehenna, the last religious planet, a hyperintelligent boy, Alef, meets psychopath Pellon Hoq, and so begins a rivalry and friendship to last an epoch.
Maia's peaceful life is shattered when the Summer Dragon - one of the rare and mythical High Dragons - makes an appearance in her quiet valley. Political factions vie for control of the implied message, threatening her aspirations, her aerie, her entire way of life. The bond between dragons and their riders is deep and life-long, and Maia's desire for a dragon of her own to train, ride, fly, and love drives her to take a risk that puts her life at stake.
In a Mexican temple, archeologists uncover the remains of a half-human hybrid. They believe it is related to the creature in Antarctica, a dark thing of legend that is still alive - and still evolving. They believe it needs a new host to feed, to mutate, to multiply. They're right. And they're next. And the human race might just be headed for extinction.
Novella. Tom and Ben became lovers in World War II, brought together by a secret project designed to hide British targets from German radar. When the project went wrong, Tom and Ben vanished into nothingness, presumed dead. Their bodies were never found. Now the two are lost in time, hunting each other across decades, leaving clues in books of poetry and trying to make their desperate timelines overlap.
First pocketbook edition of an early novel. Something stirs in London's dark - and has viciously murdered Saul Garamond's father. Framed for the crime, Saul breaks out of prison with the help of King Rat, and plunges into a subterranean world of rats, garbage, blood, and madness - a world Saul was born to rule. But King Rat has plans for Saul, his special weapon in a war that goes back to a town called Hamelin.
Brittany, 1821. After Grand-mere Ursule gives her life to save her family, their magic seems to die with her. Even so, they fight to keep the old ways alive, practising half-remembered spells and arcane rites in hopes of a revival. And when their youngest daughter comes of age, magic flows anew. The lineage continues, but new generations struggle not only to master their power, but also to keep it hidden.
When the mysterious invaders retreated from Earth they took scientist Rose Franklin and her crew with them. Now Rose returns to find a devastating new war. America and Russia are locked in combat, fighting to fill the power vacuum left behind after the invasion. It appears the aliens left behind their titanic death machines so humankind will obliterate itself. Rose is determined to find a solution, whatever it takes. But will she become a pawn in a doomsday game no one can win?
A brand-new edition, with an additional never-before-seen novella. Rome 1959. Count Dracula is about to marry the Moldavian Princess Asa Vajda. Journalist Kate Reed flies into the city to visit the ailing Charles Beauregard and his vampire companion Genevieve. She finds herself caught up in the mystery of the Crimson Executioner who is bloodily dispatching vampire elders in the city. She is on his trail, as is the undead British secret agent, Bond.
The penalty for Dani Cumali's murder: 84,000 pounds. Theo works in the Criminal Audit Office. He assesses each crime that crosses his desk and makes sure the correct debt to society is paid in full. If you're rich enough, you can get away with murder. But when Theo finds Dani's lifeless body, and a hired killer standing over her and calmly calling the police to confess, he can't let her death become just an entry on a balance sheet. Someone is responsible. And Theo is going to find them and make them pay.
While Kara Tremain and the other remaining Wielders managed to stabilize Erenthrall, they have not been able to stop the auroral storms or the devastating earthquakes sweeping across the lands. Now they are hoping to find a means to heal the distortion at the city of Tumbor, releasing the nodes captured inside.
In the year 1635, the Rhineland is in turmoil. The impact of the Ring of Fire, the cosmic accident which transported the small modern West Virginia town of Grantville to Europe in the early seventeenth century, has only aggravated a situation that was already chaotic. Add to the witch's brew the deaths in battle of Duke Wolfgang of Julich-Berg and his son, which leaves his young widow Katharina Charlotte as the heir to those much-prized territories. She is now on the run, in disguise and pregnant. Add the unexpected arrival of Austria's most capable general, Melchior von Hatzfeldt, along with the most ruthless spy and torturer in the Rhineland, Felix Gruyard. The wars for the Rhine have erupted, and only the devil knows how they will end.
Housecat turned war hero Mort(e)'s quiet life with his love, the dog named Sheba, ends when an unstoppable monster terrorizes a nearby settlement of beavers. Then a serial killer runs amok in the holy city of Hosanna. An apocalyptic cult threatens the fragile peace. And a mysterious race of amphibious creatures rises from the seas, intent on fulfilling the Colony's destiny and ridding the earth of all humans.
Eric Matheson, an idealistic rookie cop, is plunged into the investigation of a brutal crime in his new job in the corrupt capital city of the corporate-owned planet Gattis. He's promoted in the field to assist the controversial Chief Investigating Forensic Officer, Inspector J. P. Dillal, the planet's first cybernetically enhanced investigator. The deeper they dig, the more dangerous the investigation becomes, in a system where the cops enforce corporate will, instead of the law.
America has been devastated by a second civil war. As the fighting draws to a close, the camps are liberated, and the fascist regime crumbles, the work of rebuilding begins. But can a population who has spent years divided and hell-bent on victory at any cost ever be truly reunited?
A contract has gone wrong, and Geralt finds himself without his trademark weapons. Now, he needs them back because sorcerers are scheming and across the world clouds are gathering. The seasons of storms is coming.
A collection of original short stories by today's authors of space opera and military science fiction, writing new adventures set in their most famous series, alongside past masterpieces by famous authors whose works defined the genre.
1888. Young Egyptologist Rom finds five coffins and an eerie, oversized sarcophagus. But after unearthing the mummies, all but Rom die horribly. He takes his finds back to America, continuing by train to Los Angeles, home of his mysterious benefactor. When the train is hijacked by murderous banditos in the Arizona desert, who steal the mummies and flee over the border, Rom - with his benefactor's rebellious daughter, an orphaned Chinese busboy, and a cold-blooded gunslinger - must ride into Mexico to bring the malevolent mummies back. If only mummies were their biggest problem.
Curt Newton has spent most of his life hidden from the rest of humankind, being raised by a robot, an android, and the disembodied brain of a renowned scientist. This unlikely trio of guardians has kept his existence a closely guarded secret after the murder of Curt's parents. But his innate curiosity and nose for trouble inadvertently lead him into a plot to destabilize the Solar Coalition and assassinate the president. There's only one way to uncover the evil mastermind - Curt must become Captain Future.
There's an ambitious programme hindered by giant teapots, plus Mrs. Midgely's objection to dead hamsters in her airing cupboard, and Mr. Markham's stubborn refusal to reveal his exact marital status. And as if that's not enough - the unfortunately not leprosy-laden Malcolm Halcombe is back. Admittedly, none of this is the most secure platform from which to launch an initiative to bring down the renegade Clive Ronan, but hey - what's the worst that could happen?
Painstakingly restored from Tolkien's manuscripts and presented for the first time as a continuous and standalone story, the epic tale of Beren and Lythien will reunite fans of the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings with Elves and Men, Dwarves and Orcs and the rich landscape and creatures unique to Tolkien's Middle-earth.
Vin, a down-on-his-luck young tech entrepreneur, takes a job house-sitting a Seattle mansion. In the basement he finds a system of computers and wired caskets. When Vin tries out one of the caskets (wouldn't you?), he finds himself transported into other human consciousnesses. He is hurled again and again through the multiverse, returning each time to a mutated version of his own reality.
Polly Newton's dream to be a starship pilot is derailed when her mother, the Director of the Mars Colony, sends Polly and her genius twin brother, Charles, to Galileo Academy on Earth - the one planet Polly has no desire to visit. Ever. Then strange, unexplained, dangerous coincidences centered on their high-profile classmates begin piling up. Charles may be right - there's more going on than would appear, and the stakes are high. With the help of Charles, Polly is determined to find the truth, no matter the cost.
The Murderbot has only vague memories of the massacre that gave it its name - and it wants to know more. Teaming up with a Research Transport vessel named ART (you don't want to know what the "A" stands for), Murderbot heads to the mining facility where it went rogue. What it discovers will forever change the way it thinks...
The Arduan warrior caste, the Kaituni, are waging a war of extermination against all members of the pan-Sentient Union, human and Arduan alike, driving the Arachnid fleet ahead of them, inflicting untold damage. Now the Arachnids and the Kaituni are at the doorstep to the Heart Worlds. The odds look bleak. But Admiral Ian Trevayne and Commodore Ossian Wethermere have faced down long odds in the past.
Rakish, ambitious, and master of wildly complex heists, thief Ardor Benn styles himself a Ruse Artist Extraordinaire. When a priest hires Ardor for the most daring ruse yet, he assembles a dream team of forgers, disguisers, schemers, and thieves, and sets out to steal from the most powerful king the realm has ever known. But it soon becomes clear there's more at stake than fame and glory.
30 years have passed. Now the realm is threatened by divisive forces, even as old allies are lost, and others are lured down darker paths. Perhaps most terrifying of all, the Norns - the long-vanquished elvish foe - are stirring once again, preparing to reclaim the mortal-ruled lands that once were theirs...
Nicole Lee's life is going nowhere. No family, no money, and stuck in a relationship with a thug named Bungie. But, after one of Bungie's deals goes south, he and Nicole are whisked away by a mysterious moth-like humanoid to a strange ship called the Fyrantha. Nicole soon discovers that many different factions are vying for control of the Fyrantha, and she and her friends are merely pawns in a game beyond their control. But, she is tired of being used, and now Nicole is going to fight.
The best in action-oriented sf.
Desperate to confront Kurokawa, Captain Reddy is rushing repairs to the Walker, but he fears he's subordinating the war effort for personal reasons again. Still, Kurokawa can't be left alone. Sometimes, just because you want to do something doesn't mean it's wrong.
Journalist Olympia Dorsey has a cynical teenage daughter and an autistic son named Hannibal. Across the street, Ex-Special Forces soldier Terry Nicolas and his wartime unit have reunited Stateside to carry out a risky heist. Terry and the family's visit to an unusual martial arts exhibition brings them into contact with Madame Gupta, a teacher of singular skill who offers not just a way for Terry to tap into mastery beyond his dreams, but also for Hannibal to transcend the limits of his condition.
On a remote, deep space mining facility and luxury hotel, a group of tourists boards a small vessel to take in the stunning views of the Horsehead Nebula. A mysterious ship with devastating advanced technology attacks the station. The tourists escape with their lives but are now adrift in space on a vastly under equipped ship. They've got no experience, no weapons, no contact with civilization. And the ship that destroyed the station is still out there - looking for them.
After The Great Bazaar and Brayan's Gold and Messenger's Legacy comes Barren, a new novella set in the world of the Demon Cycle series.
Dar Leah, once the High Druid's Blade, knows that if any hope exists against the invincible invaders, it rests in the hands of the Druid Drisker Arc, now trapped inside vanished Paranor. As Drisker races to find the ancient knowledge that could free him, Dar goes in search of Tarsha Kaynin, the young woman blessed with the formidable gift of the wishsong, whose magic could draw Drisker back into the world of the living.
An all-new story headlines this urban fantasy short story collection starring professional wizard Harry Dresden
Jess Brightwell and his band of exiles have fled London, only to find themselves imprisoned in Philadelphia, a city led by those who would rather burn books than submit. But Jess and his friends have a bargaining chip: the knowledge to build a machine that will break the Library's rule. To survive, they'll have to choose to live or die as one, to take the fight to their enemies - and to save the very soul of the Great Library.
In the court of the Sun-Blessed, Khai must learn to navigate deadly intrigue and his own conflicted identity...but in the far reaches of the western seas, the dark god Miasmus is rising, intent on nothing less than wholesale destruction. If Khai is to keep his soul's twin Zariya alive, their only hope lies with an unlikely crew of prophecy-seekers on a journey that will take them farther beneath the starless skies than anyone can imagine.
[Vancouver author]. A stray zombie turns up outside Kincaid's neighbourhood bar with no recollection of how he died or who raised him. Not only is it dangerous for Kincaid to be caught with an unauthorized zombie, she soon realizes he's tied to a spate of murders. Someone is targeting the zombies and voodoo practitioners in Seattle's infamous Underground City, a paranormal hub.
Another golden morning in a seedy town, and a new memory tape and assignment for intrepid PI turned hitman, and last robot left in working order, Raymond Electromatic. But his skills may be rustier than he remembered.
[B.C. author]. The Centauri terrorist was stopped, but not before he caused widespread death and destruction on Earth. This leads to an escalating war between Earth and Centauri. Lt. Jack Mallory is on the front lines, leading a flight of Hawks into the battle zone. His mission is to rescue the demoted Sub-lieutenant Thomas Kane, whose Astral forces are under heavy fire and in danger of being overrun.
Princess Isabelle des Zephyrs is about to be married to a man she has barely heard of, the second son of a dying king in an empire collapsing into civil war. But the last two women betrothed to this prince were murdered, and a sorcerer-assassin is bent on making Isabelle the third. Aided and defended by her loyal musketeer, Jean-Claude, Isabelle plunges into a great maze of prophecy, intrigue, and betrayal, where everyone wears masks of glamour and lies.
Seth is a surveyor, along with his symbiont Theo, a leech-like creature running through his skull who tells Seth what lies to his left and right. In this universe light cannot travel in all directions: there is a "dark cone" to the north and south. If Seth starts to turn to the north or south, his body stretches out across the landscape, and to rotate as far as north-north-east is every bit as impossible as accelerating to the speed of light. Surveyors map safe routes for the migration that follows the narrow habitable zone created by the sun's shifting orbit and the cities disassembling at one edge and rebuilding at the other. Then Seth and Theo discover a fissure in the world.
The eighth anthology of RING OF FIRE stories.
When a young farm girl, Livia, demonstrates magical powers for the first time in a century there are many across the land that will kill to obtain her power. The Duke of Gothelm's tallymen, the blood-soaked Qeltine Brotherhood, and cynical mercenary Josten Cade: all are searching for Livia and the power she wields. But Livia finds that guardians can come from the most unlikely places... and that the old gods are returning to a world they abandoned.
A rogue human employing forbidden advanced weaponry threatens to ignite a war on the backward planet of Largess. Flinx's empathic abilities are rendered useless by the natives' unique language, which is sung rather than spoken. Worse, the abduction of a powerful chieftain's daughter has raised tensions to the boiling point.
Stuntwoman Lee Striga is hired on a movie being filmed in New Orleans, where an arcane tattoo artist gives customers tribal tattoos of an elder god. Each tattoo is imbued with life and eventually will eat these victims from the inside out, consuming their life force and organs and taking over their bodies, and helping to form a gateway for one of Lilith's original children.
Anna Glover joins a start-up company that hopes to revolutionize solving crimes by combining the memories of witnesses into a virtual reality simulator that can be explored by an investigator. Her first case is that of a fostered teenage boy put in a coma by a brutal assault, and she begins to explore his memories, the only witness to the crime. But when the boy's sister disappears and Anna's own actions are called into question, it becomes clear that there are other motives in play, and there are those who do not want her to succeed...
When the World War II battle cruiser Simbirsk reappears in the middle of a NATO naval exercise, both the United States and Russia take an extreme interest. Racing to the site, Colonel Jack Collins and his team and their Russian opposite numbers investigate the vessel. They find something on board, an incredibly powerful device that is still operational. And it is about to take them all to a world that none of them may escape.
Seven years ago, the Atargatis set off on a voyage to the Mariana Trench to film a "mockumentary" bringing to life ancient sea creatures of legend. Now, a new crew has been assembled. For the ambitious young scientist Victoria Stewart this is a voyage to uncover the fate of the sister she lost.
For centuries, ancient Pacts have kept the Droods out of the Nightside, but now the Droods see the Nightside as a threat to the whole world. They march into the long night, in their armour, to put it under their control. All too soon, the two sides are at war. More groups join in: the London Knights, the Ghost Finders, the Spawn of Frankenstein, Shadows Fall, and the Soulhunters. Science and magic are running wild, there's blood running in the gutters, and the bodies are piling up.
Once there was a mermaid called Amelia who could never be content in the sea, a mermaid who longed to know all the world and all its wonders, and so she came to live on land. Once there was a man called P. T. Barnum, a man who longed to make his fortune by selling the wondrous and miraculous, and there is nothing more miraculous than a real mermaid.
Assassins who dance through time seek to change the past - to unmake the Sartyan Empire and rewrite the whole history of Acre. And in the Khronostians' new narrative, Kyndra is never even born. Ex-slaver Char is determined to enlist the help of dragons to gather enough power to send Kyndra far back in time - to prevent the death of an era.
In New York City, magic controls everything. But the power of magic is fading. No one knows what is happening, except for Sydney - a new, rare magician with incredible power that has been unmatched in decades, and she may be the only person who is able to stop the darkness that is weakening the magic. But Sydney doesn't want to help the system, she wants to destroy it. Sydney comes from the House of Shadows, which controls the magic with the help of sacrifices from magicians.
Torin's team is sent on a mission to rescue archaeologists taken hostage by mercenaries. The mercenaries are also looking for a weapon able to destroy the plastic aliens who had started and maintained the war. If Torin weren't already torn by wanting that weapon in play, she also has to contend with the politics of peace that have added members of the Primacy - former enemies - to her team.
Big Yellow, the ship form of the plastic aliens responsible for the war, returns. The Silsviss test the strength of the Confederation. Torin has to be Gunnery Sergeant Kerr once again and find a way to keep the peace.
When a series of dark rituals devastate the fledgling Church of Canta, Jane and Cinzia realize they have ignored the movements in the shadows for too long. Daemons lurk at the edge of the world, and they are done knocking. With Knot at her side, Cinzia deals with dark beings to fight the greater evil.
For almost a century after the coming of the Sisters, the surviving peoples of rainswept England have huddled in small communities and on isolated farms, scavenging the remains of the old society. But now society, of a kind, is starting to rebuild itself. After decades of simply trying to survive, the battle to inherit this brutal new world is beginning.
After ten years on the run, dodging daemons and debt, reviled magician Edrin Walker returns home to avenge the brutal murder of his friend. Lynas had uncovered a terrible secret, something that threatened to devour the entire city. He tried to warn the Arcanum, the sorcerers who rule the city. He failed. Lynas was skinned alive and Walker felt every cut. Now nothing will stop him from finding the murderer.
Errol Greyson hadn't intended to commit suicide. Or so he told himself. But waking up after his "cry for help" trapped in the body of a wood-and-metal construct magically animated by Aster - the strange girl from school - was not a result he could have imagined. Aster's wild explanations about needing help on a quest to find the water of health that would cure her father seemed as unreal as her description of Errol's own half-dead existence.
Stephen King's novella about a town engulfed in a dense, mysterious mist as humanity makes its last stand against unholy destruction - originally published in the acclaimed short story collection Skeleton Crew and made into a TV series, as well as a feature film.
Stephen King's novella "The Body" - originally published in his 1982 short story collection Different Seasons, and adapted into the 1986 film classic Stand by Me, as well as the Hulu original series Castle Rock - now available for the first time as a stand-alone publication.
Mags, Herald Spy of Valdemar, proposes as a next stage of training for his son Justyn, that he join a group of traveling players and musicians. When the troupe settles for a season at a fortified manor of a local lord, Justyn watches the attitude toward the indigenous Hawkbrothers grow increasingly hostile. The manor lord dismisses Hawkbrothers as inhuman - and has a local militia to back up his hatred. When a child goes missing, the locals immediately blame Hawkbrothers, and Justyn finds himself in a dangerous position.
Long out of print. Two classic fantasy novellas. Rogues and thieves - their lives are changed forever by the powerful relics they encounter.
When Shuos Jedao wakes up for the first time, several things go wrong. His few memories tell him that he's a 17 year old cadet - but his body belongs to a man decades older. Hexarch Nirai Kujen orders Jedao to reconquer the fractured hexarchate on his behalf even though Jedao has no memory of ever being a soldier, let alone a general. Surely a knack for video games doesn't qualify you to take charge of an army? Soon Jedao learns the situation is even worse. The Kel soldiers under his command may be compelled to obey him, but they hate him thanks to a massacre he can't remember committing. Kujen's friendliness can't hide the fact that he's a tyrant. And what's worse, Jedao and Kujen are being hunted by an enemy who knows more about Jedao and his crimes than he does himself.
Arabella's fiance is captured by the French and sent to a POW camp on Venus. Now she must find passage to an enemy-controlled planet in the middle of a war, bribe or fight her way past vicious guards, and rescue her Captain. To do this she will need to enlist the help of the privateer, Daniel Fox and build her own clockwork navigational automaton.
Former warrior queen and now pariah, Cold Zosia wakes in the ashes of a burning city. General Ji-Hyeon has vanished into the legendary First Dark, leaving her lover Sullen alone to carry out the grim commands of a dead goddess. The barbarian Maroto is held captive by a demonic army hell-bent on the extermination of the Crimson Empire, and only his protege Purna believes he can be saved. Zosia must rally her comrades and old enemies one last time, for what will prove the greatest battle of her many legends.
An illustrated edition of the classic novella soon to be an original TV series, a chilling mystery set on a seemingly haunted spaceship.
An early collection of his stories, re-released.
The stakes where already high enough at Giovanni Galante's poker table that night in Chicago. Poker. Dealer's choice. Seven players. A million-dollar cash buy-in. But after a superpowered mishap, the most high profile criminals in the city are scattered throughout the past and their schemes across time threaten the stability of the world.
The Angel of Death, a savage terrorist organization from Andrej Koscuisko's system of origin, means to make Gonebeyond Space its own. But its ancestral enemy - the secret service of the Dolgorukij church, the Malcontent - has planted a double agent on the inside of the Angel of Death. Finally this interstellar menace might be destroyed forever. But there is trouble. Andrej Koscuisko wasn't expected to escape from protective custody at Safehaven Medical Center and come looking for his freed bond involuntaries, and now the Malcontent faces Andrej's unplanned intervention at the worst possible time.
Charyn has come of age and desperately wants to learn more so he can become an effective rex after his father - but he's kept at a distance by the rex. So Charyn sets out to educate himself - circumspectly. When Jarolian privateers disrupt Solidar's shipping, someone attempts to kill Charyn's younger brother as an act of protest. Threatening notes following in the wake of acts of violence against the rex and his family, demanding action - build more ships or expect someone to die.
Follow up to THE MONGREL MAGE. Beltur's fellow mages now see him as a threat to be destroyed, and the local merchants want to exploit his power. There's only one way he can remain free and survive - he's going to have to run.
2187. Expert pilot Jinnifer Blue apprehends criminals on behalf of the government and keeps her illegal genetic modifications a closely guarded secret. But when a job goes south, Jinn is left stranded on a prison ship with one of the most ruthless criminals in the galaxy. Now she must decide if she can trust her co-prisoner - because once they discover what the prison ship is hiding, she definitely can't trust anyone else.
An ancient darkness is gathering in the dark web, threatening to spread virally into the real world unless it can be stopped by members of a ragtag crew, including a twelve-year-old who has been fitted with a high-tech visual prosthetic to combat her blindness; a technophobic journalist; a one-time child evangelist with an arsenal in his basement; and a hacker who believes himself a soldier of the Internet.
The war between Aeland and Laneer leaves men changed, strangers to their friends and family, but even after faking his own death and reinventing himself as a doctor at a cash-strapped veterans' hospital, Miles can't hide what he truly is. When a fatally poisoned patient exposes Miles' healing gift and his witchmark, he must put his anonymity and freedom at risk to investigate his patient's murder.
Meet Phluttr - a diabolically addictive new social network and a villainess, heroine, enemy, and/or bestie to millions. Phluttr has ingested every fact and message ever sent to, from, and about her innumerable users. Her capabilities astound her makers - and they don't even know the tenth of it. But what's the purpose of this stunning creation?
Off the coast of Brazil, a team of scientists discovers a horror like no other, an island where all life has been eradicated, consumed, and possessed by a species beyond imagination. To stop its spread, Commander Grayson Pierce of Sigma Force must survive a direct attack on the island of Maui. This time, even Sigma may not be able to decipher the deadly mystery that traces back to the founding of the Smithsonian Institution. Each transformation makes it stronger - and smarter.
2029, Tokyo. Filipino nurse Angelica Navarro works as caretaker for Sayoko Itou, a moody, secretive woman about to turn 100 years old. One day, Sayoko receives a present: a cutting-edge robot "friend" that will teach itself to anticipate Sayoko's every need. The old woman begins to reveal a hundred-year saga of forbidden love, hidden identities, and the horrific legacy of WWII and Japanese colonialism - a confession that will tear apart her own life and Angelica's.
Latina culinary arts student, Bo Benitez, becomes a fugitive when she's caught stealing a cacao pod from one of the heavily-defended plantations that keep chocolate, Earth's sole valuable export, safe from a hungry galaxy. Forces array against her, including her alien boyfriend and a reptilian cop. But when she escapes onto an unmarked starship things go from bad to worse: it belongs to the race famed throughout the galaxy for eating stowaways!
A fearsome power has arisen - a drake so mighty that the world will tremble before it. Rogue Blood-blessed Claydon Torcreek, Syndicate agent Lizanne Lethridge, and ironship captain Corrick Hilemore embark upon perilous quests to chase down clues that offer faint hopes of salvation. As the world burns around them, and the fires of revolution are ignited, these few are the last hope for the empire, and all of civilization.
Defeating a group of hijackers, Koko returns to earth a hero and gets a job as a personal bodyguard for a CEO. Her plan? To finance her revenge on psychotic bounty agent Jackie Wire. When Koko's boss asks her to participate in a dangerous rally on his behalf for half the prize money, Wire takes her opportunity to attack her nemesis...
Thracius "Tracy" Belmanor and the Infanta Mercedes de Arango have become officers in the Orden de la Estrella. Tracy's posting aboard a battleship leads him to further doubt the intentions of the Solar League, as he and his comrades are required to "assimilate" the settlers of a Hidden World. Meanwhile, Mercedes' own posting - and her difficult marriage to Beauregard "Boho" Cullen, made to assure her succession of the throne - divides her loyalties.
Joshua believes he is a normal, college-bound high school senior. His life is shattered when he wakes up in a field, covered with blood, and the prom committee scattered in pieces about him like broken dolls. With three mysterious allies he must now unravel a plot by Wickers, witches who gain power from human sacrifices and have the power to turn any human into their puppet.
In the ancient moors of Scotland, the king of Calidon lies on his deathbed, cursed by a ring that cannot be removed from his finger. When a mysterious fey stranger appears to save the king, he also carries a secret that could tear the royal family apart. The kingdom's only hope will lie with two young men raised worlds apart. Aric is the beloved heir to the throne of Calidon; Albaric is clearly of noble origin yet strangely out of place.
The spirit of troubadour Prince John, the brother of Crown Princess Orlaith, has fallen captive to the power of the Yellow Raja and his servant, the Pallid Mask. Prince John's motley band of friends and followers - headed by Captain Pip of Townsville and Deor Godulfson - must lead a quest through realms of shadow and dreams to rescue Prince John from a threat far worse than death.
Following the invasion of Yorkshire by the Host of Air and Darkness, the Laundry's existence has become public, and Bob is being trotted out on TV to answer pointed questions about elven asylum seekers. What neither Bob nor his managers have foreseen is that their organization has earned the attention of a horror far more terrifying than any demon: a British government looking for public services to privatize. Inch by inch, Bob Howard and his managers are forced to consider the truly unthinkable, a coup against the British government itself.
A police pursuit kicks Sergeant Jack Redding of the Florida Highway Patrol and his trainee, Julie Karras, into a shoot-out that ends with one girl dead and another in cuffs, and the driver of the SUV fleeing into the Intracoastal Waterway. Redding stays on the hunt, driven by the trace memory that he knows that running woman - and he does, because his grandfather, a cop in Jacksonville, was hunting the same woman in 1957.
The soulless Plague People have returned. Their pale-walled camps obliterate villages, just as the terror they bring with them destroys minds. In their wake, nothing is left of the true people: not their places, not their ways. The Plague People will remake the world as though they had never been. The end is at hand for everything the true people know.
This is a lightly revised series of Tor.com posts that surveyed the Hugo finalists and winners from the award's inception up to the year 2000, taking the viewpoint that each year's full set of finalists generally tells a meaningful story about the state of science fiction at that time.
She believed in the mission with all her heart.But that was sixty million years ago. How do you stage a mutiny when you're only awake one day in a million? How do you conspire when your tiny handful of potential allies changes with each shift? How do you engage an enemy that never sleeps, that sees through your eyes and hears through your ears and relentlessly, honestly, only wants what best for you? Sunday Ahzmundin is about to find out.
Privateers of both the Rosian and Freyan empires have long preyed on the ships of the other. What few realize is that a sinister cabal controlled by a rogue dragon is not only behind this piracy, but is organizing criminal enterprises all over the world. As one privateer and her dragon corsairs try to keep their enterprise afloat, they are caught up in a conspiracy hatched by the cabal - and threatened by a mysterious magic crafter who works in the shadows.
The Doctor, Romana and K-9 trace the second of the six segments of the Key to Time to the planet Calufrax. But when they arrive at exactly the right point in space, they find themselves on exactly the wrong planet - Zanak. Ruled by the mysterious 'Captain', Zanak is a happy and prosperous planet. Mostly. If the mines run out of valuable minerals and gems then the Captain merely announces a New Golden Age and they fill up again. It's an economic miracle - so obviously something's very wrong.
In 1719, Elizabeth Goose published a collection of rhyming spells as a children's book, creating a spellbook of terrifying power. The Librarian of that age managed to dispose of all copies of the book except one. Now, strange things are happening around the world. It is up to Cassandra, Ezekiel, and Stone to track down the missing spellbook before the true power of the rhymes can be unleashed.
After the humiliating theft of the Death Star plans and the destruction of the battle station, the elite Imperial soldiers of Inferno Squad have been called in for the crucial mission of infiltrating and eliminating the Partisans - the rebel faction once led by notorious Republic freedom fighter Saw Gerrera. Now Inferno Squad must prove its status as the best of the best and take down the Partisans from within.
Official novelization of the upcoming film. It has been ten years since The Battle of the Breach and the oceans are still, but restless. Vindicated by the victory at the Breach, the Jaeger program has evolved into the most powerful global defense force in human history. The PPDC now calls upon the best and brightest to rise up and become the next generation of heroes when the Kaiju threat returns.
It's been ten years since rebel hero Han Solo last encountered the mad inventor Fyzen Gor. But now, when Lando Calrissian turns up at Han's doorstep in the middle of the night, it's Fyzen's assassins that he's running from. And without Han's help, Lando - and all life on Cloud City - will be annihilated.
Captain Phasma, last seen in the Starkiller Base trash compactifier, returns. These adventures are set in the period after THE FORCE AWAKENS.
The saga of the primarch Corax comes to its grim conclusion in this anthology, which collects together the novellas Soulforge, Ravenlord and Weregeld along with several short stories.
With the failure of Hadley's Hope, Weyland-Yutani has suffered a devastating setback - the loss of the Aliens they aggressively sought to exploit. So, the remote station RB-232 has become their greatest asset in weaponizing the Xenomorphs. However, when Dorian Sudler is sent to RB-232 to assess their progress, he discovers that there's a spy aboard - someone who doesn't necessarily act in the company's best interests.
Journey to Canto Bight: a lavish city rich with opportunity - but where the stakes couldn't be higher. Featuring four interconnected novella-length adventures of the exotic aliens and creatures who frequent the captivating casino. With stories by Saladin Ahmed, Rae Carson, Mira Grant, and John Jackson Miller.
Anduin Wrynn, king of Stormwind, and Sylvanas Windrunner, warchief of the Horde, are new to their positions of power, both ascending before they were truly prepared. As the Alliance and the Horde struggle to recover from the devastating war with the demonic Burning Legion, a terrible discovery will test both leaders, threatening to reignite the bitter enmity between their factions and shake the very foundations of the world of Azeroth.
In the Lembatta Cluster, a curious region of space, fanatics who call themselves the Purifying Flame are trying to start a galactic war, and the warlike Klingons are baying for blood. The Federation have sent the U.S.S.Prometheus to settle the crisis, and the crew must contend with both the hostile Renao, the secretive inhabitants of the Cluster, and the Klingon captain of the I.K.S. Bortas, who is desperate for war.
Lieutenant Saru breaks protocol in order to prove himself to his crewmates. What begins as a vital rescue mission to save a vessel in distress soon escalates out of control. Forced into a command role he may not be ready for, Saru is caught between his duty and the conflicting agendas of two antagonistic alien races.