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.
After years of nuclear winter and rising oceans, the island of Manhattan has lost its outer edges to flooding and is now ringed by a large seawall. Crime and corruption have thrived in the darkness and isolation, but when the sun finally begins to reappear, everything gets worse. A serial killer cuts a bloody swath across the city during the initial periods of daylight, and a violent panic sweeps through crowds on the streets. John Phillips, a small-town Pennsylvania cop, is recruited to hunt the killer but soon begins to understand he was chosen for reasons other than what he was told.
Women disappear from streets, clubs, and rooftops. Detectives Simantov and Bitton, along with their team of mystic agents, try to make sense of the weird crime scenes and even weirder forensic findings. The victims are seemingly unconnected and the only clues to their disappearances are the small objects they leave behind: a whip, a feather, a lock of hair. They begin to realize that these abductions signal the start of a war between opposing hosts of angels, the daughters of Lilith and the Nephilim.
Inspired by the Mahabharata. The Emperor of the vast Burnt Empire has died. Two young princes, Adri and Shvate, pass the Burning Throne's Test of Fire and are declared heirs to the empire... but there is another with a claim to power, another who also survives: a girl from an outlying kingdom. When this girl, whose father is the powerful demonlord Jarsun, is denied her claim by the interim leaders, Jarsun declares war, vowing to tear the Burnt Empire apart - leaving the young princes Adri and Shvate to rule a shattered realm embroiled in rebellion and chaos....
1826. Immortal apothecary Gaelan Erceldoune, seeking to free himself from the curse of immortality, now resides in a town near London, where he helps a young woman after she attempted to end a pregnancy. But a contagion rages through the town, and the only cure appears to be linked to Gaelan's curse.
Seven years after first contact, an enormous and deadly warship, built to protect humanity from its greatest ever threat, is launched. On board is a crew of just four - tasked with monitoring the ship and reporting the war's progress to a mesmerized global audience by way of social media. But while pursuing the enemy across space, the crew confront the unthinkable: their communications are cut, their ship becoming decreasingly trustworthy and effective.
The sequel to THE STONE IN THE SKULL takes the Gage into desert lands under a deadly sky to answer the riddle of the Stone in the Skull. The Gage and the Dead Man brought a message from the greatest wizard of Messaline to the ruling queen of Sarathai, one of the Lotus Kingdoms. But the message was a riddle, and the Lotus Kingdoms are at war.
A missing-person case leads to a string of roadside murders and mutilations that stretches back decades - and to a cult of murderous clowns who are far more than mere urban legends. Greasepaint and lunatic grins are the last things their victims ever see. And as if that's not trouble enough, trucker Jimmy Aussapile and his allies must also cope with a violent civil war within an outlaw biker gang long associated with the Brotherhood, as well as run-ins with a rival gang led by a fierce werewolf biker chick who fights tooth and claw to protect her pack.
If the Druid Drisker Arc and his student, Tarsha Kaynin, can only survive Tarsha's brother, Tavo, and the Druid who betrayed Drisker Arc, they might stand a chance of defeating the Skaar. But that is a very big if - since Tavo now carries the Stiehl - one of the most powerful weapons in all the Four Lands - and is hellbent on taking his revenge on everyone he feels has wronged him.
Lysander au Lune, the heir in exile, has returned to the Core. Determined to bring peace back to mankind at the edge of his sword, he must overcome or unite the treacherous Gold families of the Core and face down Darrow over the skies of war-torn Mercury. But theirs are not the only fates hanging in the balance. As alliances shift, break, and re-form - and power is seized, lost, and reclaimed - every player is at risk in a game of conquest that could turn the Rising into a new Dark Age.
Cassandra Tipp is dead...or is she? The notorious recluse and eccentric bestselling novelist has left behind no body - just her massive fortune, and one final manuscript. Then again, there are enough bodies in her past - her husband Tommy Tipp, whose mysterious disembowlment has never been solved, and a few years later, the shocking murder-suicide of her father and brother.
Beyond the walls of the small village of Mythen Rood lies an unrecognizable landscape. A place where overgrown forests are filled with choker trees and deadly seeds that will kill you where you stand. And if they don't get you, one of the dangerous shunned men will. Koli has lived in Mythen Rood his entire life. He believes the first rule of survival is that you don't venture too far beyond the walls. He's wrong.
[Canadian author]. An unnamed, unemployed, dream-prone narrator finds himself following Chevauchet, diplomat of Onirica, a foreign republic of dreams, to resist a prohibition on sleep in near-future America. On a mission to combat the state-sponsored drugging of citizens with uppers for greater productivity, they traverse an eerie landscape in an everlasting autumn, able to see inside other people's nightmares and dreams.
Isabelle des Zephyrs is unfairly convicted of breaking the treaty she helped write and has her political rank and status taken away. Now bereft, she nevertheless finds herself drawn into mystery when her faithful musketeer Jean-Claude uncovers a series of gruesome murders by someone calling itself the Harvest King. As panic swells, the capital descends into chaos, when the emperor is usurped from the throne by a rival noble.
An anthology of science fiction stories that explores what the future of jurisprudence might well be like. Stories by Robert A. Heinlein, Clifford D. Simak, Sarah A. Hoyt, and more.
Tamra is a professional kehok trainer who needs the prize money from the Becaran Races to prevent the local temple from taking her daughter away from her. She finds Raia, an inexperienced rider and pairs her with a strange new kehok with the potential to win - if he can be tamed. They will work harder than they ever thought possible to win the deadly Races - and in the process, discover what makes this particular kehok so special.
The rag-tag defenders of Dunrun are all that stand in the way of the Iron Tusk and the bandit clans. With their country besieged on all sides, troubling rumours of a priestess amassing power in the North, and unnatural alliances to the south, no help is coming. Alone, they must hold back the god-like powers of the Iron Tusk, or see life as they know it come to an end.
Fresh from filming Voodoo Wars in New Orleans, Lee returns to Los Angeles. Back at the Katz Family stunt ranch she finds animals of all kinds taking refuge on the grounds, and the supernatural creatures who populate Hollywood on edge to the point of violence. People are vanishing without a trace, and clues lead to a legendary mansion famous for its horrible deaths - the location for Lee's next film job.
Down on Donovan, Talina Perez takes refuge in the ruins of Mundo Base with the wild child, Kylee Simonov. But the quetzals are playing their own deadly game: one that forces Talina and Kylee to flee farther into the wilderness. Too bad they're stuck with Dortmund Weisbacher in the process. Back in Port Authority, corporate assassin Tamarland Benteen is making his play for control of PA. And in the final struggle, if Benteen can't have it, he'll destroy it all.
The demon king Asroth has been freed from his iron prison. Now, alongside his dark bride Fritha, he plans to conquer the whole of the Banished Lands. In the shadows of Forn Forest, Riv and the surviving Ben-Elim desperately search for a way to unite those who remain against Asroth's vast army. Far in the west, Drem is with the Order of the Bright Star, besieged by a demon horde.
A collection of 16 science fiction and fantasy stories that speak to the darkness and despair that life brings while reminding us of the life-affirming values that can dispel darkness. Kevin J. Anderson, Patricia Briggs, Larry Correia, Jonathan Maberry, L. E. Modesitt, Jr., and Sharon Shinn are among the contributors.
Written in 1977 as a parallel novel to THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST. They share the same start, but as soon as the Gay Deceiver is used to transport them to a parallel universe, each book transports them to a totally different parallel world. From that point on the plot lines diverge completely. While The Number of the Beast morphs into something very different, more representative of later Heinlein works, THE PURSUIT OF THE PANKERA remains on target with a much more traditional Heinleinesque storyline and ending, reminiscent of his earlier works.
1990s suburban Charleston. Patricia Campbell's predictable life is upended when she is viciously attacked by an elderly neighbour, bringing the neighbour's handsome relative, James Harris, into her life. Patricia's senile mother-in-law insists she knew him back when she was a girl. When local children go missing, Patricia has reason to believe that James may be more Bundy than Beatnik. But once she and her book club (dedicated to true crime and suspense) investigate further, the true monster emerges - and he's far more terrifying than any serial killer they've ever read about.
Four new novellas in the world of ALICE and THE RED QUEEN.
In the future US, present history has faded into myth and traveling across the country means navigating wastelands and ever-changing landscapes. The country teems with monsters and artificial intelligences trying to understand themselves by recreating myths and legends of their human creators. Prospector Ed, an emergent AI who wants to understand the people who made him, assembles a ragtag team to reach the mythical Monument City.
Every great city has a soul. Some are as ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York City? She's got six. But every city also has a dark side. A roiling, ancient evil stirs in the halls of power, threatening to destroy the city and her six newborn avatars unless they can come together and stop it once and for all.
A century after the Martian war of independence, an attempt is made to repair increasing tensions. The colonies of Mars send a group of young people to live on Earth to help reconcile humanity. But the group finds itself with no real home, no friends, and fractured allegiances as they struggle to find a sense of community and identity, trapped between two worlds.
Sarya is the civilized galaxy's worst nightmare: a Human, the lone survivor of a species destroyed a millenium ago. She hides her identity among the hundreds of alien species roaming the corridors of Watertower Station - until an encounter with a bounty hunter and a miles-long kinetic projectile throws her into the universe at the helm of a stolen ship - with the dubious assistance of a rebellious spacesuit, an android death enthusiast on his sixtieth lifetime, and a ball of fluff with an IQ in the thousands.
11 year old Woody Bookman has never spoken a word. Woody believes a monstrous evil was behind his father's death and now threatens him and his mother. And he's not alone in his thoughts. An ally unknown to him is listening. A uniquely gifted dog with a heart as golden as his breed, Kipp is devoted beyond reason to people. When he hears the boy who communicates like he does, without speaking, Kipp knows he needs to find him before it's too late. Woody's fearful suspicions are taking shape.
Time can heal all wounds, but not all wounds are visible. Barely surviving her ordeal in Oromondo and scarred by its Fire Spirit, Cerulia is taken to a recovery house in Wyeland to heal from the trauma. In a ward with others who are all bound to serve each other, she discovers that not all scars are visible, and dying can be done with grace and acceptance. While she would like to stay in this place of healing, will she ever be able to leave the peace she has found to re-take the throne?
Set in the same world as RED SISTER. In the ice, east of the Black Rock, there is a hole into which broken children are thrown. Yaz's people call it the Pit of the Missing and now it is drawing her in as she has always known it would. To resist the cold, to endure the months of night when even the air itself begins to freeze, requires a special breed. Yaz's difference tears her from the only life she's ever known, away from her family, from the boy she thought she would spend her days with. Yaz has to carve out a new path for herself in a world whose existence she never suspected.
The thirteen Virgin Zones were established as off-limits to humanity and were given back to nature, intended to become the lungs of the world. Dylan leads a clandestine team of adventurers into Eden, the oldest of the Zones. Also in Dylan's team is his daughter Jenn, and she carries a secret - Kat, his wife who abandoned them both years ago, has entered Eden ahead of them. Jenn is determined to find her mother, but neither she nor the rest of their tight-knit team are prepared for what confronts them.
Gerrit is the son of the Supreme General of Bourshkanya, but he can't control his magic. When he's told to create magicially-enhanced weapons, he does the unthinkable; he runs away. Celka is a travelling circus performer, hiding her links to the underground revolutionaries and her storm-affinity from the prying eyes of the state. But Gerrit's arrival threatens to expose everything; her magic, her allegiances, and her secrets. The storms have returned.
Along with familiar subgenres, there are stories that feature alternate Chinese history, chuanyue time travel, satire with historical and contemporary allusions that are likely unknown to the average Western reader. In addition, three essays at the end of the book explore the history of Chinese science fiction publishing, the state of contemporary Chinese fandom, and how the growing interest in science fiction in China has impacted writers who had long laboured in obscurity.
Lynx and the rest of the Cards are heading south. There's money in their pockets, beer in their hands and a simple job ahead - sun, sea and not getting shot at much. Throw in the prospect of a bar fight and it's almost a holiday. But the volatile Mage Islands are a powder-keg, one just waiting for a spark. A bloody-handed exile perhaps, or the agent of a foreign power preparing for war. Maybe even a bunch of trigger-happy drunks who've upset the balance of magic across the Riven Kingdom...
Caitlin Hext's first shedding ceremony is imminent, but she's far from prepared to produce a Snakeskin clone. When her Skin fails to turn to dust as expected, she must decide whether she wishes the newcomer alive or dead. Worse still, it transpires that the Hext family may be of central importance to the survival of Charmers, a group of people with the inexplicable power to produce duplicates every seven years and, in the process, rejuvenate.
After writing a letter in praise of "malls," our eccentric narrator is offered a "residency" at a shabby suburban shopping centre. His mission: to occupy the mall for several weeks, splitting his time between "making work" and "engaging with the public," all while chronicling his adventures in weekly progress reports.Before long, a series of strange after-hour events rattles our hero, and he sets forth on a nightly quest to untangle the mysterious forces at play in the mall's unmapped recesses.
Michelle Pond, aka the Amazing Bubbles, thinks that her superhero (and supermom) know-how has prepared her to chaperone the nation's top high school jazz competition. But when her students start going wayward, she'll soon discover the true meaning of "Don't mess with Texas." Among the contributors: Max Gladstone, Victor Milan, Diana Rowland and William F. Wu.
[BC author]. Efforts of both alchemists and rebels to resolve dissolution of Council and Flaw dimensions prove futile. At first, Initiate Virginia appears to be a disrespectful interloper with whom Jaden loathes to work. However, their combined scribal efforts prove astoundingly powerful - so much so that they are sent through time to inscribe critical messages into ancient manuscripts. Events associated with one such manuscript lead Cedar to propose a solution to the dimensional fallout: all remaining alchemists must permanently vacate Council dimension.
Roger instinctively understands how the world works through the power of story. For his twin Dodger, it is the power of math that gives her understanding of the world. Both are the constructs of Reed, skilled in the alchemical arts like his progenitor before him. And he has a plan to raise the twins to the highest power, to ascend with them and claim their authority as his own.
Arden Beacon arrives in the salt-swept port of Vigil tasked with using the magic in her blood to keep the lighthouse burning. But the coastline Arden must keep alight - battered by a sea teeming with colossal, ancient beasts - is far from the cultured, urban world she knows. Her neighbour, Jonah Riven, the hunter of leviathans, is rumoured to have murdered his wife, that he is as much a monster as his prey.
In response to losing the crown jewel of its fleet, the evil Praxis empire has vengefully reinforced its tyranny across the galaxy. Yet, led by hotshot pilot Kira Sen, a growing rebel force stands in the way of Praxis's might. They also possess the ultimate ace in the hole: the Rokura, the most powerful weapon ever known. Too bad Cade Sura hasn't figured out how to use it. As the war grows more intense, Cade tries to find the Rokura's origin.
In 1692, Bridget Bishop was hanged as a witch. Now, 200 years later, her legacy lives on in the scions of two lines, one dedicated to using their powers to heal and help women in need; the other, determined to grasp power for themselves by whatever means necessary. This clash will play out in the fate of Annis, a young woman in Gilded Age New York who finds herself a pawn in the family struggle for supremacy.
As a civil war rages in a land far from Tamryllin, former Court Poet Lin Amaristoth gathers allies old and new to return to Tamryllin in time to stop the coronation of the Poet King. For the Poet King's ascension is connected with a darker, more sinister prophecy which threatens to unleash a battle out of legend unless Lin and her friends can stop it.
The predators known as grendels were under control and Avalon's new mainland hydroelectric power station was nearly complete, and when on-line would compensate for the nuclear power systems lost in the Grendel Wars. But unbeknownst to the planet-bound humans, something was moving out there in the stars, decelerating at a rate impossible for a natural object. And its destination was Avalon. The most probable origin was Earth's Solar System.
Nyquist finds himself in a village where everyday is a different type of nightmare and whose bizarre rules are governed by whichever Saint rules that day. In between days of no talking, no going outside and only telling lies, Nyquist must find the answer to the mystery he could never solve; the disappearance of his father.
Fergus Ferguson, interstellar repo man and professional finder, has been hired to find the spacecraft Venetia's Sword and steal it back from Arum Gilger, ex-nobleman turned power-hungry trade boss. Fergus locates both Gilger and the ship in the farthest corner of human-inhabited space, a gas-giant-harvesting colony called Cernee. But a cable car explosion launches Cernee into civil war, and Fergus must ally with Gilger's enemies to navigate a field of space mines and a small army of hostile mercenaries.
Steiner, blacksmith, hero, has taken a hammer to the Empire, freeing the dead and children with witchsign alike from their fiery prison. Now he plans to finish what he started. Scattered by fortune, plagued by danger, Steiner's crew rise against the dark rule that has cost them so much. The old gods are waking. The dragons are free. May gods help those who bear the sign of the witch.
Inspector Keon's long search for his wife, Alysha, has led him to a grand conspiracy by a powerful cabal and the forces of distant Earth reaching into every level of Magentan society. Is she involved? Meanwhile the AI construct of his wife he created searches for her own place in this world. On the run, and with nowhere to turn Keon must decide who to trust: the wife he loves or the AI who loves him.
Eddie Raven's adventures begin with a shooting in a very strange shop in Manhattan - but soon he finds himself the owner of a very familiar bar in Casablanca. By the time he adjusts to that reality, he's suddenly become one of several undersized people helping a young woman search for a wizard. And after confronting the wizard, he somehow finds himself in Camelot. But as he rushes to solve the mystery of his many appearances, a larger threat looms. Because someone or something is stalking him through time and space with deadly intent...
Eddie Raven tries to outrun the dark forces pursuing him. Her name is Lisa. Lisa can take on any role at a moment's notice. She's Maid Marian. She's Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice. In an instant, she can become the sexy, gum-chewing secretary to his hard-boiled detective. She can even become Doc Holliday's frontier lady, Big Nose Kate. And if Lisa's not enough of a problem, there's also the powerful creature who claims to be the chief demon in hell, who seems convinced that he, Eddie, and Lisa are on the same side.
The zombie apocalypse is here in these all-new stories from John Ringo, Sarah A. Hoyt, Michael Z. Williamson, Jody Lynn Nye, Travis S. Taylor, and many more.
Signed copies available. After the Dark One fell, the world went back to normal - for everyone but the five. After all, what do you do when you're the most famous people on Earth, your only education was in magical destruction, and your purpose in life is now fulfilled? Then, on the tenth anniversary of the Dark One's defeat, something unthinkable happens: one of the Chosen Ones dies. When the others gather for the funeral, they discover the Dark One's ultimate goal was much bigger than they, the government, or even prophecy could have foretold - bigger than the world itself.
Emperox Grayland II has finally wrested control of her empire from those who oppose her and who deny the reality of this collapse. Yet the forces opposing her rule will make a final, desperate push to topple her from her throne and power, by any means necessary. Grayland and her thinning list of allies must use every tool at their disposal to save themselves, and all of humanity.
Alzheimer's victim Mildred has the full-time assistance of an android, Carey. Carey cares for her, but also acts as her memory, bringing yesterday into today by becoming a copy. But not merely a copy of a physical person. A copy from the inside out. But when Mildred dies, the android must find a new purpose. And, for a time, that purpose will be Mildred's family.
Sonya is training to be a Ranger of Marzanna, an ancient sect of warriors who have protected the land for generations. But the old ways are dying, and the rangers have all been forced into hiding or killed off by the invading Empire. When her father is murdered by imperial soldiers, she decides to finally take action. Using her skills as a ranger she will travel across the bitter cold tundra and gain the allegiance of the only other force strong enough to take down the invaders.But nothing about her quest will be easy. Because not everyone is on her side. Her brother, Sebastian, is the most powerful sorcerer the world has ever seen. And he's fighting for the empire.
Ettian Nassun has joined the Umber military academy and made himself the best pilot in his class. Even better, he's met Gal Veres - his exasperating and infuriatingly enticing roommate who's made the Academy feel like a new home. But when dozens of classmates spring an assassination plot on Gal, a devastating secret comes to light: Gal is the heir to the Umber Empire.
New York 1905. Thalia Cutler is a stage magician, until one night when a trick goes horribly awry. In surviving she discovers that she can shapeshift, and has the potential to take her place among the rich and powerful, such as the Vanderbilts and the Astors. But first, she'll have to learn to control that power...before the real monsters descend to feast.
In a Titanshade alley the mutilated body of a young woman is discovered. She is a recent immigrant so little-regarded that not even her lovers bothered to learn her name. But in death, she's found a champion. Detective Carter single-mindedly pursues the killer as he navigates political pressures and resists becoming a pawn in the struggles tipping the city toward anarchy.
At the Societe's Library best friends Jane and Miriam are being prepared for the diabolist test by the Societe's Librarian - and Jane's mother - Nancy. But when Miriam learns her missing parents are suspected of betraying the Societe to the Nazis, she embarks on a quest to clear their names, a quest involving dangerous diabolic practices that will demand more of her than she can imagine. Meanwhile Jane, struggling with dark obsessions of her own, embraces a forbidden use of the Art that could put everyone she loves in danger.
Many in the rebellion believe that "Prophet Grace," is the champion who will lead them to final victory. But Grace isn't so sure. As the government's reign of terror intensifies, rebel after rebel is targeted and killed. Yet there is one last hope. With the future at stake, Grace must overcome her fears to expose and destroy the government's false prophets forever.
Betrayed, terrified and alone, Elizabeth Cage has fled her home. With no plan and no friends, she arrives at the picturesque village of Greyston and finds herself involved in an ages-old ceremony that will end in death. And that might be the least of her problems - the Sorensen Institute would very much like to know her whereabouts. And Michael Jones is still out there, somewhere, she hopes. No matter how far and how fast she can run, trouble will always find Elizabeth Cage.
It's life as usual at Frogmorton Farm - which is to say that events have passed the merely eccentric and are now galloping headlong towards the completely bizarre. So nothing much is new ... except for the mysterious figure dogging Jenny's steps and who, if she didn't know better, she would swear was her sinister cousin Christopher, last seen being hurled from the house by her wayward husband. He couldn't possibly be stupid enough to come back and try again ... could he?
Jenny Dove is only just prevented from ending it all by the sudden appearance of Thomas, a mystical golden horse only she can see. Under his guidance, Jenny unexpectedly acquires a husband - the charming and chaotic Russell Checkland - and for her, nothing will ever be the same again. With over-protective relatives on one hand and the world's most erratic spouse on the other, Jenny needs to become Someone. And fast!
After the secret of time travel was discovered, everyone seized the opportunity - and the world nearly ended. There will always be idiots who want to change history. And so, the Time Police were formed, with legendary success. But now the Time Police must fight to save a very different future - their own. This is the story of Jane, Luke and Matthew - arguably the worst recruits in Time Police history. Or, very possibly, three young people who might just change everything.
The remnants of humanity are clustered into five Starstates in a closed sphere of stars connected by the Waywork, a mysterious alien superhighway system. One merciless autocrat is attempting to take control of the Waywork. Three unlikely people - the daring daughter of a royal family, the reluctant son of an interstellar shipping magnate, and a disgraced flag officer seeking redemption - must come together to race against the forces of their greatest foe.
As children, Goldie, Liyana, Scarlet, and Bea dreamed of a strange otherworld where they began to nurture their elemental powers together. But at thirteen, the sisters were ripped from Everwhere and separated. Now, five years later, they search for one another and yearn to rediscover their unique and supernatural strengths. But they have only 33 days to discover who they truly are and what they can truly do, before they must fight to save themselves and those they love.
In Reykjavik people do as they are told. They follow the rules. They stay in line. Citizens are watched over by the flying fortress, and dissidents are vanished deep into the dungeons of the Nine. Saemundur is a student of magic, hungry for knowledge. Except his dangerous theories have seen him expelled from university. Garun is an outcast artist, rejected by her city simply because of who she is. Both want more from the city they call home. Both will fight against the ruthless police, the masked sorcerers, and the powers that have rejected them.
Novella. A young royal from the far north, is sent south for a political marriage in an empire reminiscent of imperial China. Her brothers are dead, her armies and their war mammoths long defeated and caged behind their borders. Alone and sometimes reviled, she must choose her allies carefully. Rabbit, a handmaiden, sold by her parents to the palace for the lack of five baskets of dye, befriends the emperor's lonely new wife and gets more than she bargained for.
As armies of the Hadari Empire invade, Viktor Akadra is the Tressian Republic's champion. A warrior without equal, he hides a secret that would see him burned as a heretic. Josiri Trelan is Viktor's sworn enemy, a political prisoner who dreams of reigniting his mother's failed rebellion. And yet Calenne Trelan, Josiri's sister, seeks only to break free of their tarnished legacy; to escape the expectation and prejudice that haunts the family name.
The city of Neo Songdo has augmented and virtual spaces anchored in the weight of the real. The smart city is designed to be read by machine vision while people see only the augmented facade of the corporate ideal. At night the stars are obscured by an intergalactic virtual war being waged by millions of players, while on the streets below people are forced to beg, steal, and hustle to survive. Enter Julius Dax, online repoman and real-life thief. He's been hired for a special job: stealing an unknown object from a reclusive tech billionaire. But when he finds out he's stolen the first sentient AI, his payday gets a lot more complicated.
Torn between following his heart and fulfilling his filial duty, Guo Jing journeys through the country of his parents with Lotus, encountering mysterious martial heroes and becoming drawn into the struggle for the supreme martial text, the Nine Yin Manual. But his past is catching up with him. The widow of an evil man he accidentally killed as a child has tracked him down, intent on revenge.
Nicole Hammond is a Sibyl, a special human that has the ability to communicate with a strange alien ship called the Fyrantha. Now the street-kid turned rebel leader has a plan that would restore freedom to all who have been shanghaied by the strange ship. She just has to unite the many alien races being forced to combat for their freedom, dodge slaving war profiteers determined to capture her, and convince an AI at war with itself to trust her above all else.
Hired by a family of eccentric street preachers to recover a lost saint's finger, Gilda is tempted by their promise of "electric resurrection," when the Westside's countless dead will return to life. She is fighting the urge to believe in miracles when her long dead mother, Mary Fall, walks through the parlor door. Stricken with amnesia, Mary remembers nothing of her daughter or her death, but that doesn't stop her from being as infuriatingly pushy as Gilda herself. As her mother threatens to drive her insane, Gilda keeps their relationship a secret so that they can work together to investigate what brought Mary back to life.
The story of Julie D'Aubigny is well known. Her tumultuous childhood, her powerful lovers, her celebrated voice. Connected to most of the nobility of 17th century Paris, feted for her performance, unwilling to live by the rules of her society, she took female lovers, fought duels with noblemen and fled from city to country and back again. But now the real truth can be told. She also made a deal with the devil. He gave her no powers or help, but he kept her alive for only one reason. To take revenge.
Swords, sorcery, venegeance, and the rise of sleeping giants: two continents at war, the Three Kingdoms and Ishara, are divided by past bloodshed. When an outside threat arises - the reawakening of a powerful ancient race that wants to remake the world - the two warring nations must somehow set aside generational hatreds and form an alliance to fight their true enemy.
Matt Reddy and his battered old destroyer USS Walker lead a human-Lemurian army up the Zambezi toward the ancient Grik capital city and the largest, most dangerous force of Grik yet gathered. Meanwhile General Shinya and his Army of the Sisters are finally prepared for their long-expected assault on the mysterious El Paso del Fuego, where the dreaded Dominion waits.
Orlandine has destroyed the alien Jain super-soldier by deploying an actual black hole. And now that same weapon hoovers up clouds of lethal Jain technology, swarming within the deadly accretion disc's event horizon. But Earth Central knows Orlandine was tricked into releasing her weapon, and fears the Jain are behind it. The prador king knows this too - and both foes gather fleets of warships to surround the disc.
For Jonathan and Mina Harker, there is darkness both within their marriage and without. As they wrestle with the right way to raise a child while still recovering from the trauma of their past lives, new evil is arising on the Continent. A naturalist is bringing a new species of bat back to London; two English gentlemen, on their separate tours of the continent, find a strange quixotic love for each other,and stumble into a calamity far worse than either has imagined; and the vestiges of something thought long-ago forgotten is, finally, beginning to stir...
Ceda hatches a plan to return to Sharakhai and free the asirim, the kings' powerful, immortal slaves. The kings, however, have sent their greatest tactician, the King of Swords, to bring Ceda to justice for her crimes. But the surviving kings vie quietly against one another, maneuvering for control over Sharakhai. Ceda hopes to use that to her advantage, but whom to trust?
Los Angeles suddenly has a lot more ghosts. But it's not just one or two ghosts breaking through. It's dozens. Another mage is pulling them through the cracks and turning them into deadly weapons. Necromancer Eric Carter follows a trail that takes him through the world of the Chinese triads, old associates, old crimes. And a past that he thought he was done with. He needs to find out how to get things under control, because if more ghosts break through, there's going to be even more blood on his hands.
On a privately financed orbital habitat above the planet Uranus, political idealism conflicts with pragmatic, and illegal, methods of financing. Add a scientist who has funding to launch a probe deep into Uranus's ocean depths to search for signs of life, and you have a three-way struggle for control.
In a different life, under a different name, Razia Khan was raised to be the Crown Prince of Nizam, the most powerful kingdom in Daryastan. Born with the soul of a woman, she ran away at a young age to escape her father's hatred and live life true to herself. Amongst the hijras of Bikampur, Razia finds sisterhood and discovers a new purpose in life. By day she's one of her dera's finest dancers, and by night its most profitable thief. But then her latest target leads her to cross paths with Arjun Agnivansha, Prince of Bikampur.
We've reversed global warming, and fixed the collapsing bee population. We even created SPACE, a virtual-sensory universe where average guys like Theo Wilson can do almost anything they desire. But almost anything isn't enough for some. Every day, normal people are being taken, their emotions harvested - and lives traded - to create death-defying thrills for the rich and twisted. Now Theo's mother has disappeared, and his search for her brings him up against the most dangerous SPACE has to offer: vPolice, AI bots and anarchists - as well as a criminal empire that will kill to stop him from finding her.
Struggling with the effects of early-onset Alzheimer's, Dennie Keeling leads a quiet life. Her husband is dead, her children are grown, and her best friend, Sarah, was convicted of murdering her abusive husband. All Dennie wants now is to be left to work her allotment in peace. But when three strangers take the allotment next to hers, Dennie starts to notice strange things. Plants are flowering well before their time, shadowy figures prowl at night, and she hears strange noises coming from the newcomers' shed. Dennie soon realises that she is face to face with an ancient evil - but with her Alzheimer's steadily getting worse, who is going to believe her?
As the ash and chaos from Mount Rainier's eruption swirled and finally settled, the story of the Greenloop massacre has passed unnoticed, unexamined - until now. But the journals of resident Kate Holland, recovered from the town's bloody wreckage, capture a tale too harrowing - and too earth-shattering in its implications - to be forgotten.
Three more Penric novellas - PENRIC'S MISSION, MIRA'S LAST DANCE and THE PRISONER OF LIMNOS. Sorcerer Penric is sent on a covert diplomatic mission to Cedonia to bring General Arisaydia and his widowed sister Nikys back. This, it turns out, is not as simple as it sounds.
1558: 12 children, gifted far beyond their years, are banished by their Tudor queen to the town of Rotherweird. Four and a half centuries later, cast adrift from the rest of England by Elizabeth I and still bound by its ancient laws, Rotherweird's independence is subject to one disturbing condition: no one, but no one studies the town or its history. Then an Outsider arrives, a man of unparalleled wealth and power, enough to buy the whole of Rotherweird - deeply buried secrets and all...
When a young boy named Ramses St. Cyr manages to escape his foretold death, Renai finds herself at the center of a deity-thick plot unfolding in New Orleans. Someone helped Ramses slip free of his destined end - someone willing to risk everything to steal a little slice of power for themselves. When she finds the schemer, there's gonna be all kinds of hell to pay, because there are scarier things than death in the Crescent City. And Renaissance Raines is one of them.
An attack is launched against the recently colonized planet Glenlyon's orbital facility with forces too powerful for fleet officer Rob Geary to counter using their sole remaining destroyer, Saber. Mele Darcy's Marines must repel repeated assaults while their hacker tries to get into the enemy systems to give Saber a fighting chance.
Rielle is now the Maker, restorer of worlds. Tyen has cast off his old identity. No longer a spy, he now attempts to teach new sorcerers and find ways to counteract the war-machines that are spreading throughout the worlds. But when an old enemy brings news of something worse than magically dead worlds and dangerous sorcerers - a threat unlike anything the worlds have faced before - Rielle and Tyen must reunite.
A coalition of Earth's nations barely fought off the Formics' first scout ship. Now it's clear that there's a mother-ship out on edge of the system, and the aliens are prepared to take Earth by force. Can Earth's warring nations and corporations put aside their differences and mount an effective defense?
Vancouver author. China, 1937. When Japanese bombs begin falling on the city of Nanking, nineteen-year-old Hu Lian and her classmates at Minghua University must walk 1,000 miles to the safety of China's western provinces, a journey marred by the constant threat of aerial attack. Lian and her classmates have also been entrusted with a 500-year-old collection of myths and folklore known as the Library of Legends. As the ancient books travel across China, they awaken immortals and guardian spirits who embark on an exodus of their own, one that will change the country's fate forever.
All Magnus Bane wanted was a vacation - a lavish trip across Europe with Alec Lightwood, the Shadowhunter who against all odds is finally his boyfriend. But as soon as the pair settles in Paris, an old friend arrives with news about a demon-worshipping cult called the Crimson Hand that is bent on causing chaos around the world. A cult that was apparently founded by Magnus himself. Years ago. As a joke. Now Magnus and Alec must race across Europe to track down the Crimson Hand and its elusive new leader before the cult can cause any more damage.
This collection provides an A-to-Z dictionary of the vernacular, an atlas describing the various terra firma, histories of battles, dark powers, heroes, and the Hobbits that started it all. More than 200 black-and-white and full-color illustrations. Unofficial and not authorized by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.
Bloodwitch Aeduan has teamed up with the Threadwitch Iseult and the magical girl Owl to stop a bloodthirsty horde of raiders preparing to destroy a monastery that holds more than just faith. But to do so, he must confront his own father, and his past.
Warlock Holmes is dealing with a jerk, who just so happens to be a stockbroker. There may be a link. He's also trying to hunt down some tokens to control something magical (it's all rather complicated), and Moriarty just won't stop taking over people's bodies. And of course Dr. John Watson is by his side (mostly), but not quite as useful as he once was...
Amastan, a new assassin in the Basbowen family, unexpectedly finds the body of a very important drum chief. And then, impossibly, Basbowen's finest start showing up dead, with their murderous jaan running wild in the dusty streets of Ghadid. So, inevitably, Amastan is ordered to solve these murders, before the family gets blamed.
Captain Pausert and the witches of Karres roam the spaceways again, this time dealing with a slaver-culture that somehow makes slaves happy to be in servitude, and a quest for a long-lost alien pet, during which the youngest witch, the Leewit, begins to come to her full powers as a healer - and of course generates chaos in her wake. For Pausert, it's all in a day's work. But would it be too much to ask for a vacation?
It's 2036, twenty-five years after the 'Great Shutdown' destroyed the global communications network. In this post-Internet world, three childhood friends come together to celebrate their fiftieth birthdays. But with Zoja, a radical poet; Evan, an addict theatre director; and Kras, a former minister for war in attendance, this was never going to be a subdued occasion...
Ivy Gamble was born without magic, unlike Tabitha, her estranged, gifted twin sister. When a gruesome murder is discovered at the Osthorne Academy of Young Mages, where her estranged twin sister teaches Theoretical Magic, reluctant detective Ivy Gamble is pulled into the world of untold power and dangerous secrets. She will have to find a murderer and reclaim her sister - without losing herself.
Alternate history. 30 years after the US victory in Vietnam, three government-engineered superheroes called the Volunteers find themselves waiting for orders in the vast American city-state, Empire City. There they encounter a small group of civilians who know the truth about their powers. Meanwhile a controversial retired general emerges as a frontrunner in the presidential campaign, promising to save the country from itself. Her election would mean unprecedented military control over the country, with promises of security and stability - but at what cost?
The messianic cult of practicing cannibals called the Unreconciled have been settled at remote Tyson Station, but a wasting disease has broken out among them. Kalico leads a party to deal with the epidemic but disappears. Talina Perez has brokered an uneasy truce with the quetzal molecules that float in her blood. Now, she, young Kylee Simonov, a quetzal named Flute, and a clueless nobleman named Taglioni rush to save Kalico's vanished party. But lurking in the forest outside Tyson Base is an old and previously unknown terror that even quetzals fear. And it has already begun to hunt.
In a distant realm unused to female rulers, Ellin struggles to maintain control. Meanwhile, the king of the island nation of Khalpar recruits an abbess who he thinks holds the key to reversing the spell that Alys's mother gave her life to create. And back in Women's Well, Alys's own half brother is determined to bring her to heel. Unless these women can come together and embrace the true nature of female power, everything they have struggled to achieve may be at risk.
As they fight their way across a dying land, Shay and Cass will do anything to keep their daughter, Hope, alive. The family faces unimaginable dangers as they try to stay together, and stay alive, long enough to reach safety. But when the heart of a dragon starts to beat in Hope's chest, they fear they'll lose her to a battle they can't possibly help her win.
News reaches Jame that something is preying on the gods of Tai-tastigon. The new Pantheon is falling, and the ancient city is in turmoil. The self-serving, beguiling demi-god leader of the Thieves Guild has coerced Jame into finding the soul of his missing brother by holding hostage people she loves. Jame reluctantly returns to find a Tai-tastigon in turmoil, with citizen pitted against citizen, and day and night-time folk at one another's throats.
Math-genius mercenary Cas Russell has stopped a shadow organization from brainwashing the world and discovered her past was deliberately erased and her superhuman abilities deliberately created. And that's just the start. When a demolitions expert targets Cas and her friends, and the hidden conspiracy behind Cas's past starts to reappear, the past, present, and future collide in a race to save one of her dearest friends.
Robin - now armed with new knowledge about a mysterious demon terrorizing her around town, the support of her friends, and the assistance of her old witch-hunter mentor - plots to confront the Lazenbury coven and destroy them once and for all. Meanwhile, a dangerous serial killer only known as the Serpent is abducting and killing Blackfield residents. An elusive order of magicians known as the Dogs of Odysseus also show up with Robin in their sights.
A disturbing event from their youth puts four American Indian men in a desperate struggle for their lives. Tracked by an entity bent on revenge, these childhood friends are helpless as the culture and traditions they left behind catch up to them in a violent, vengeful way.
Danio Cerra's intelligence won him entry to a renowned school even though he was only the son of a tailor. He took service at the court of a count - and soon learned why that man was known as the Beast. Danio's fate changed the moment he recognized Adria Ripoli as she entered the Beast's chambers one autumn night, intending to kill. Born to power, Adria had chosen, instead of a life of comfort, one of danger - and freedom - which is how she encounters Danio in a perilous time and place.
Four novellas: Mr. Harrigan's Phone, The Life of Chuck, Rat, and If It Bleeds.
The true queen of Weirandale has returned. Cerulia has done the impossible and regained the throne. However, she's inherited a council of traitors, a realm in chaos, and a war with Oromondo. Now a master of her Gift, to return order to her kingdom she will use all she has learned - humility, leadership, compassion, selflessness, and the necessity of ruthlessness.
In 2022, GMOs were banned. A biopharmaceutical caused the Catastrophe: worldwide economic and agricultural collapse, and personal tragedy for lawyer Caroline Denton and her son. Ten years later, as Renata Black, she is a member of the Org, an underground group of scientists hunted by the feds. The Org's illegal food-research might just hold the key to rebuilding the worlds' food supply, but now there's a mole in the Org, and Renata is the only one who can find out who it is.
No one wants the city-states of the Eight Worlds to repeat the Terran Collapse by going to war, but war has accidentally been triggered. But the unexpected key to either victory or peace lies with two persons uninterested in conquest, profits, or power. Philip Anderson seeks only the transcendent meaning of the physics underlying the universe. Tara Landry, spoiled and defiant youngest granddaughter of dynasty head Rachel Landry, accidentally discovers an eleventh star-jump gate, with a fabulous find on the planet behind it. Her discovery, and Philip's use of it, alter everything for the Eight Worlds.
Jimuro has inherited the ashes of an empire. Now that the revolution has brought down his kingdom, he must depend on the soldier Tala to bring him home safe. But it was his army who murdered her family. Xiulan appears to be an eccentric, pipe-smoking detective who can solve any mystery - but she is a princess in disguise with a plan to secure her throne. And Lee is a small-time criminal who joins Xiulan in order to obtain a magical animal companion as a reward. These four must unite to defeat an unstoppable killer who defies the laws of magic.
Abidela, daughter of Heralds Mags and Amily, dreams of building on her parents' legacy by joining her father's network of spies, hoping to offset her seeming lack of a Gift. But when Abi senses the imminent collapse of a bridge only moments before it happens, she saves countless lives, including that of her best friend, Princess Katiana.
Valerie Black is spearheading the first all-female mission to a planet in the Goldilocks Zone, where conditions are just right for human habitation. It's humanity's last hope for survival, and Naomi, Valerie's surrogate daughter and the ship's botanist, has been waiting her whole life for an opportunity like this. But when things start going wrong on the ship, Naomi begins to suspect that someone on board is concealing a terrible secret - and realizes time for life on Earth may be running out faster than they feared.
For millennia, Lucifer - the Sum of All Shadows - is ready to annihilate the world and its inhabitants. To save the world, Bravo and Emma Shaw have recovered the lost Testament, battled across continents, and fought adversaries both powerful and terrifying. Now, racing to find the lost treasure of King Solomon's alchemical gold, Bravo and Emma must put their trust in strangers in strange lands. But even if they are successful, their lives may still be forfeit...
Workaholic TV producer Nina Scaife is determined to fight for what remains of her family after her partner walks out on her. She takes her daughter, Laurie, to the beautiful but remote Hope Island, to prove to her that she's still a part of her life. But as the behaviour of the islanders becomes strange, Nina struggles to reconnect with Laurie, and the silent island children begin to lure her away. Meanwhile, Nina finds herself drawn to a recently unearthed archaeological site - and then she discovers the first of the dead bodies.
Sir Maurice Newbury is bereft as his trusty assistant Veronica Hobbes lies dying with a wounded heart. Newbury and Veronica's sister Amelia must take a sleeper train across Europe to St. Petersberg to claim a clockwork heart that Newbury has commissioned from Faberge to save Veronica from a life trapped in limbo. No sooner do they take off than sinister goings-on start to plague the train, and it is discovered that an old villain, thought dead, is also on board and seeking revenge.
Armed with a magic amulet which bestows eternal life on the wearer, a powerful knight protects the fortress of Grimhold, where the magical people of his world reside. But when his closest friend is pulled into the evil sway of the Devil's Armor, only the Sword of Angels can defeat it.
Michael lives a hardscrabble life, with his sister Gwen, performing crimes with his friends against minor royals in a weak attempt at striking back at the world that rejects him and his family. So when the opportunity arrives to get folded back into court, via the most politically dangerous member of the kingdom's royal council, Michael takes it. He discovers a royal family that is spiraling into a self-serving dictatorship as gun-wielding rebels clash against magically trained militia.
First in the definitive two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros, as related by a learned maester of the Citadel and featuring more than eighty all-new black-and-white illustrations by artist Doug Wheatley.
Caterina von Hasbenberg goes undercover at a rival House's summer retreat to gather intelligence on their recent treachery. She is accompanied by Alex, a bodyguard. When she's attacked and nearly killed, she and Alex are forced to work together to figure out how deep the treason goes. With rumors of widespread assaults on Serenity raging, communications down, and the rest of her family trapped off-planet, Catarina must persuade Alex to return to Earth to expose the truth and finish this deadly battle once and for all.
While Theodor joins Sophie's brother and his Reformist comrades in battle hoping to turn the tide against the Royalist army, Sophie leverages the only weapon she has: charm and curse casting. Weaving her magic into uniforms and supplies, she soon discovers that the challenges of a full-scale war are far greater than she could have imagined.
Pocket of Dog Snogging washes up on the sun-bleached shores of Greece, where he hopes to dazzle the Duke with his comedic brilliance and become his trusted fool. Instead he finds himself on the run from the Duke -- and soon stumbles into the wooded realm of the fairy king Oberon, who, as luck would have it, IS short a fool. Puck has been murdered. Pocket can have the job -- and his life -- if he can solve the case.
Still reeling from a former teammate's betrayal, Commonwealth operative Simon Kovalic's band of misfit spies has no time to catch their breath before being sent on another impossible mission: to pull off the daring heist of a quasi-mythical alien artifact from under the nose of the galaxy's most ruthless gangster, not to mention their cold war rivals, the Illyrican Empire. But Kovalic's newest recruit, Specialist Addy Sayers, is a volatile ex-con with a mean hair-trigger.
Nebula nominee. The Emperor has invited the heirs to each of his loyal Houses to a deadly trial of wits and skill. If Harrowhark succeeds she will become an immortal, all-powerful servant of the Resurrection, but no necromancer can ascend without a cavalier. Without Gideon's sword, Harrow will fail, and the Ninth House will die. Of course, some things are better left dead.
As Fergus discovers that his storage unit is now filled with priceless, stolen art, the Shipyard is attacked. His friends are missing, presumably kidnapped. Accompanied by an untrustworthy detective who suspects Fergus is the art thief and the sole friend who escaped the attack, Fergus must follow the tenuous clues to locate and save his friends. The trail leads them to Enceladus, where Fergus plans to go undercover to the research stations that lie beneath the moon's thick ice sheet deep in a dark, oppressive ocean.
When a shadowy group with ties to the Elsiran government takes responsibility for a fatal attack and promises more, an unlikely crew is assembled to investigate. Among them are Lizvette Nirall, a disgraced socialite seeking redemption for past mistakes, and Tai Summerhawk, a foreign smuggler determined to keep a promise he made to a dead man. Powerful Earthsinger Darvyn ol-Tahlyro is sent with a secret assignment, one that Queen Jasminda can't know about. And in a prison far away, Kyara ul-Lagrimar searches for a way to escape her captors and save a family long thought dead.
DeKalb, Illinois: March, 1979. Wannabe writer Todd Milstead has an eidetic memory. In that memory is a novel entitled All My Colors that no one else seems to have ever heard of. When Todd discovers his literary career is hampered by the fact that he can't write, he decides to "write" All My Colors. After all, if nobody's heard of it, how can he get into trouble?
Nina is an information broker with a mission - she and her team of mercenary librarians use their knowledge to save the hopeless in a crumbling America. Knox is the bitter, battle-weary captain of the Silver Devils. His squad of supersoldiers went AWOL to avoid slaughtering innocents, and now he's fighting to survive. They're on a deadly collision course, and the passion that flares between them only makes it more dangerous.
AD 56. Battle-hardened veterans of the Roman army Tribune Cato and Centurion Macro are garrisoned at the eastern border, aware that their movements are constantly monitored by spies from dangerous, mysterious Parthia. And there's a traitor in the ranks. Rome shows no mercy to those who betray their comrades, and the Empire. But first the guilty man must be discovered.
Vancouver author. For generations, the people of Jia - a land where magic has long since faded, clinging on in only a few rare individuals - have been protected from the northern Egril hordes by their warrior caste. But their enemy has not been idle. They have rediscovered magic and use it to launch an overwhelming surprise attack, and in moments, the war is over. Now the fate of the kingdom will fall into the hands of a schoolboy terrorist, a crippled Shulka warrior and his wheelchair-bound son, a single mother who would do anything to protect her baby - and Tinnstra, disgraced daughter of the Shulka's greatest leader, who now lies dead by Egril hands.
Awakened in a world he doesn't quite recognize, Chris Csejthe will have to use his wits to once again keep the supernatural world at bay. INTERPOL is interested in some of his associations with Vlad Drakul's grandson - better known as Dracula - and a trio of witches from Greek myth want him dead - and for good this time. Bad enough. But what's worse is that the IRS is looking into his tax returns and not at all liking what they find...
Verity Fassbinder is the daughter of a human and a Weyrd parent. She has unusual strength and the ability to walk between one world and the other. She is charged with keeping the peace, and ensuring the Weyrd remain hidden. But now Sirens are dying, illegal wine made from the tears of human children is for sale - and in the hands of those who hold to old, dangerous ways - and someone has released an unknown and terrifyingly destructive force on the streets of Brisbane.
Kai is born in America's desert southwest, his only companion his robot Mother, Rho-Z. Equipped with the knowledge and motivations of a human mother, Rho-Z raises Kai and teaches him how to survive. But as children like Kai come of age, their Mothers transform too - in ways that were never predicted. When government survivors decide that the Mothers must be destroyed, Kai must make a choice. Will he break the bond he shares with Rho-Z? Or will he fight to save the only parent he has ever known?
The Earth is burning. Nothing can survive at the Anchor; not without water and power. Except the ultra-rich, waiting for their ride off the dying Earth. They can buy water. And as for power? Well, someone has to repair the solar panels, down in the deserts below. Kids like Mao, and Lupe, and Hotep; kids with brains and guts but no hope. The Firewalkers.
In Gondolin Tuor becomes great. He is wedded to Idril, Turgon's daughter, and their son is Erendel, whose birth and profound importance in days to come is foreseen by Ulmo. But then Morgoth learns through an act of supreme treachery all that he needs to mount a devastating attack on the city, with Balrogs and dragons and numberless Orcs.
It is 500 years in the future and Earth is no longer populated by humans. The new guardians of Earth, the genetically engineered Erta, have reversed climate change. They are now faced with a dilemma. If they reintroduce the rebellious and violent Homo Sapiens, all of their work will be undone. They decide to raise one final child; a sole human to help decide if humanity should again inherit the Earth. But the quiet and clinical Ima finds that there is more to raising a human than she had expected; and there is more to humanity's history than she has been told.
A strange psychotic episode reveals to historian Benjamin Schroder an appalling history that never happened in his universe. That would be our history, of course. He is recovering from the shock -- until, that is, a lunatic named Raibert Kaminski knocks on his door one afternoon with an impossible and horrifying story about alternate realities, time travel, temporal knots, and more than a dozen doomed universes which must inevitably die if the temporal storm front rushing towards the distant future isn't stopped.
When Murderbot's human associates (not friends, never friends) are captured and another not-friend from its past requires urgent assistance, Murderbot must choose between inertia and drastic action. Drastic action it is, then.
Shana wakes up one morning to discover her little sister in the grip of a strange malady. She appears to be sleepwalking. She cannot talk and cannot be woken up. And she is heading with inexorable determination to a destination that only she knows. But Shana and her sister are not alone. Soon they are joined by a flock of sleepwalkers from across America, on the same mysterious journey.
Simon and Miriamele's allies in Hernystir have made a pact with the dreadful Queen of the Norns to allow her armies to cross into mortal lands. The ancient, powerful nation of Nabban is on the verge of bloody civil war, and the fierce nomads of the Thrithings grasslands have begun to mobilize, united by superstitious fervor and their age-old hatred of the city-dwellers. And over it all looms the mystery of the Witchwood Crown, the deadly puzzle that Simon, Miriamele, and their allies must solve if they wish to survive.
Deep inside Fairchild Air Force Base, Project Eternal Vigilance is on the verge of shut-down when a Brazilian terrain-mapping drone detects a bizarre anomaly of otherworldly matter in the middle of the jungle, and, worse yet, the tell-tale chemical signature of the Andromeda Strain. And it is growing and evolving. And if the Wildfire team can't reach the quarantine zone, enter the anomaly, and figure out how to stop it, this new Andromeda Evolution will annihilate all life as we know it.
In Africa, the Grik General Esshk has escaped defeat to build a new army and new weapons. In South America, the twisted Don Hernan has struck a deal with the fascist League, and Victor Gravois is finally assembling the awesome fleet of modern ships he's always craved. Undermined by treachery on a stunning scale, Matt Reddy must still steam his battered old ship halfway around the world, scraping up what forces he can along the way, and confront the mightiest armada the world has ever seen in a fiery duel to the death.
Orlandine wants the Client's inside knowledge to act, but the Client has her own agenda. Earth Central therefore looks to the Prador for alliance, after the Jain destroy their fleet. As the Jain warship makes its way across the galaxy, it seems unstoppable. Human and Prador forces alike struggle to withstand its devastating weaponry. Orlandine's life work is to neutralize Jain technology, so if she can't triumph, no one can. But will she become what she's vowed to destroy?
Yun Tianming helped the alien Trisolarans subjugate humanity in order to save Earth from complete destruction. Now nearing the end of his existence, he suddenly receives another reprieve - and another regeneration. A consciousness calling itself the Spirit has recruited him to wage battle against an entity that threatens the existence of the entire universe. But Yun refuses to be a pawn again and makes his own plans to save humanity's future...
Ceda, now leader of the Shieldwives, a band of skilled desert swordswomen, works feverishly to break the curse on Sehid-Alaz, the ancient, undying king of her people. But when the combined might of Sharakhai and the desert gods corner the survivors of the Thirteenth Tribe in a mountain fastness, the very place that nearly saw their annihilation centuries ago, Ceda knows the time has come for her to lead.
Audacious astronauts encounter bizarre, sometimes deadly life forms, and strange, exotic, cosmic phenomena, including miniature black holes, dense fields of interstellar plasma, powerful gravity-emitters, and spectacularly massive space-based, alien-built labyrinths. Tasked with exploring this brave, new, highly dangerous world, they must also deal with their own personal triumphs and conflicts.
With the Death Wave no longer a threat to humanity, humans have spread out and colonized all the worlds of the solar system. The technology of the Predecessors has made Earth a paradise, at least on the surface. But a policy of exiling discontented young people to the outer planets and asteroid mines has led to a deep divide between the new worlds and the homeworld, and those tensions are about to explode into open war.
Something is rotten in the state of the NutriStart Skills Academy...With the discovery of a human head on the fringes of the school, children displaying symptoms of a bloody, unfamiliar contagion and a catastrophic malfunction in the site's security system, the NSA is about to experience a week that no amount of rebranding can conceal. As the academy descends into chaos, teacher Tom Rosen goes looking for answers.
End to the series begun in 1977. Even as one group remains to defend the Four Lands from the Skaar invasion, another is undertaking a perilous journey across the sea to the Skaar homeland, carrying with them a new piece of technology that could change the face of the world forever. And yet a third is trapped in a deadly realm from which there may be no escape.
With the Imperial fist tightened around her city of Cahokia and the beastkind of the Heron King ravaging across the river, Sarah Elytharias Penn must find a way to access the power of the Serpent Throne itself - a feat, she has learned, that her father never accomplished. To complicate her efforts, Cahokia's Metropolitan, a beloved and charismatic priest who despises the goddess as a demon, returns from a long pilgrimage and attempts to finalize the Wisdom-eradicating reform that dogged Sarah's father when he was king.
Deep within Gloamingard Castle lies a black tower. Sealed by magic, it guards a dangerous secret that has been contained for thousands of years. As Warden, Ryxander knows the warning passed down through generations: nothing must unseal the Door. But one impetuous decision will leave her with blood on her hands - and unleash a threat that could doom the world to fall to darkness.
Novella. Adriane is an astronaut on an extrasolar research vessel. She and her crewmates sleep between worlds, and wake up each time with different features. Her experience is one of fluid body and stable mind, and of a unique perspective on the passage of time. And what happens back on Earth has little bearing on their mission to explore, to study, and to send their learnings home.
17 year old Hero escapes the orphanage where the children of the slaughtered gods are kept. But her sister has been captured by the Guard and is being held in a prison in the northern sea. Hero desperately wants to get her back, and to escape the murderous Guardsmen hunting her down. But not all the gods are dead, and the ones waiting for Hero in the north have their own plans for her.
18 original stories reveal what evils hide behind the scenes and between the frames of our favorite medium. Josh Malerman, Chris Golden, Stephen Graham Jones, Garth Nix, Laird Barron, Kelley Armstrong, John Langan, Richard Kadrey, Paul Cornell, Lisa Morton, AC Wise, Dale Bailey, Jeffrey Ford, Cassandra Khaw, Nathan Ballingrud, Gemma Files, Usman T. Malik, and Brian Hodge.
After 15 years of lies and sacrifice, Baru Cormorant has the power to destroy the Imperial Republic of Falcrest that she pretends to serve. The secret society called the Cancrioth is real, and Baru is among them. But the Cancrioth's weapon cannot distinguish the guilty from the innocent. If it escapes quarantine, the ancient hemorrhagic plague called the Kettling will kill hundreds of millions...not just in Falcrest, but all across the world.
General Barca arrives in Ghadid, bearing news that her fledgling nation, Hathage, also faces the growing tide of monstrous guul. In her search for the source of the guul, the general exposes a catastrophic secret hidden on the outskirts of Ghadid. To protect her city and the realm, Illi must travel to Hathage and confront her inner demons in order to defeat a greater one.
RCN officer and scientist Harry Harper has been assigned to the Far Traveller, a vessel probing sponge space to open routes for Cinnabar traders - and for RCN warships if war breaks out again. But the ship's Director of Science, Doctor Veil, has her own agenda: to learn more about the Archaic Spacefarers who roamed the universe tens of thousands of years before humans reached the stars.
Malachus is a draga living on borrowed time. The magic that has protected him will soon turn on him - unless he finds a key part of his heritage. He has tracked it to a group of free traders, among them Halani, a grave-robbing earth witch who fascinates him as much as she frustrates him with her many secrets. Unbeknownst to both, the Empire's twisted empress searches for a draga of her own, to capture and kill as a trophy. As Malachus the hunter becomes the hunted, Halani must risk herself and all she loves to save him from the Empire's machinations and his own lethal birthright.
Aspiring actress Kira Clark, burdened with the debt that financed her drama education, reluctantly accepts a large signing bonus to become a corporate gunfighter for TKC Insurance. After a year of training, she will take her place on the dueling fields that have become the final, lethal stop in the American legal system. Putting her MFA in acting to work, Kira takes on the persona of a cold, intimidating gunslinger known as "Death's Angel."
A small-town librarian witnesses a murder at his local deli, and what had been routine sleep paralysis begins to transform into something far more disturbing. The trauma of holding a dying girl in his arms drives him out of his own body. The town he knows so well is suddenly revealed to him from a whole new perspective. Secrets are everywhere and demons fester behind closed doors. Worst of all, he discovers a serial killer who has been preying on the area for over a century, one capable of traveling with him through his dreams.
Suraan, the queen regent, is beset on all sides, her son Rahuul still too young to take the throne. As his elder sister and guardian, Adaali's only purpose is to protect Rahuul from would be usurpers. But dark forces are at play from within and without, and she must seek help from the most unlikely of places, or be consumed by the war of the gods that threatens to destroy the very fabric of her world.
Nebula nominee. Caine Riordan receives a summons to visit the ancient and enigmatic Dornaani - who still have his mortally-wounded love, Elena Corcoran, in their unthinkably advanced medical facilities. But he finds them in such social disarray that they have lost track of Elena's surgical cryocell. As he searches for Elena, he discovers that the Dornaani empire is not merely decaying; there are subtle signs that its decline is being accelerated from without.
On Hella the trees are mile-high, the dinosaur herds are huge, and the weather is so extreme the colonists have to migrate twice a year to escape the blistering heat of summer and the atmosphere-freezing cold of winter. When an overburdened starship arrives, an emotionally challenged young man - with an implant that gives him real-time access to the colony's computer network - becomes the link between the established colonists and the refugees from a ravaged Earth.
When Lucie Sterling's niece is abducted, she knows it won't be easy to find answers. Stanton has banned all invasive digital technology. Only one place stays firmly anchored in the bad old ways, in a huge bunker across town: Green Valley, where the inhabitants have retreated into the comfort of full-time virtual reality - personae non gratae to the outside world. And it's inside Green Valley, beyond the ideal virtual world it presents, that Lucie will have to go to find her missing niece.
Rachel Mariana Morgan, witch-born demon, discovers that the very same acts she and her friends took to forge new powers may have released something bound by the old. With a rash of zombies, some strange new murders, and an exceedingly mysterious new demon in town, it will take everything Rachel has to counter this new threat to the world - and it may demand the sacrifice of what she holds most dear.
George R. R. Martin now need not finish his epic series. In Westopolis several extremely attractive egomaniacs are vying to be ruler of the realm and sit on the Pointy Chair. Our hero Jon Dough was a likely bet, but his untimely murder at the hands of his own men of the Night's Crotch has made that seem less likely. Will Dragon Queen Dennys Grandslam escape from her Clothkhaki captors and return to conquer the world? Or will she just get left in the desert counting grains of sand for the rest of the book? And what about Jon Dough's siblings? Will they be mentioned? Probably? Almost definitely, yes? It would be weird if they weren't prominent characters in the book, you say?
Local author. Three lands, peopled by humans and immortals. In Corinthium a decadent endlessly-lived elite run the world for profit and power. But when a poor, honest solider dies, and is reborn, everything changes. In wintry Midgarth, where immortals are revered as deities, one of them has realized that something - or someone - is killing the gods. And in Ometepe there is only one immortal, for he has murdered every other. Until one woman gives birth to a very special baby. Yet there is a fourth, hidden land, where savage tribes have united under the prophecy of 'the One': a child who is neither boy nor girl. Now they plan to conquer the world. Unless a broken soldier, a desperate mother and a crippled god can stop them...
Deep in the heart of Triah, a threat that has lurked below the surface for years finally rises, gathering unimaginable power. Only the unlikely alliance formed between the two former Nazaniin assassins, Code and Kali, stands in its way.
Amid the whir of city life, a young woman from Harlem is drawn into the glittering underworld of Manhattan, where she's hired to use her knives to strike fear among its most dangerous denizens. Ten years later, Phyllis LeBlanc has given up everything - not just her own past, and Dev, the man she loved, but even her own dreams. But history has appeared on her doorstep to threaten the people she keeps in her heart.
As the city of Lower Proszawa celebrates the end of the Great War, it overlooks, in its decadence, the intelligent automata taking away jobs, the genetically engineered creatures that serve as pets and beasts of war, the theater where gruesome murders happen twice a day, and a new plague. But Largo, an addict and a bike messenger, has dreams to lift himself off the streets of the city.
Con has never healed after the death of his family and destruction of his kingdom - he's been carefully plotting his revenge against his greatest enemy, Emperor Anure, waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike. When Lia's spies gather intelligence suggesting that Anure is planning an attack against Calanthe, Con faces an agonizing choice. Can he sacrifice Lia and all she holds dear to destroy the empire?
13 year old Prince Kyril and Mags and Amily's 14 year old son Tory "share" the Gift of Farsight - although neither of them are Chosen. Their Gifts become crucial when Mags gets a desperate message from his cousin Bey, the head of the enigmatic assassin-tribe, the Sleepgivers. Bey's eldest daughter has been kidnapped, but he doesn't know why or by whom. Tory is certain that if anyone can find her, he can. But that will mean traveling out of Valdemar into an unknown, dangerous country.And it will mean taking a Royal Prince with him.
FBI Special Agent James Mason uncovers a man who's been photographed at the epicenter of seemingly every historical pandemic - without appearing to age. A sinister being who attempts to derail Mason's efforts by murdering his wife. Now, driven by the promise of vengeance, Mason's hunt for the enemy will lead him from a dark union at the dawn of the twentieth century to a network of Nazi collaborators to a deep-state entity known only as the Thirteen.
As he fights for his people's survival, Conor discovers that several of the clan leaders have betrayed their nation by aiding the Scalda. The corruption is such that Conor and his men choose to become outcasts, clan-less and open to attack by friend and foe alike. They form their own warband...and the beginning of a legend as Conor unites the common people of Eirlandia to drive the poison from their land.
For generations the empire has spread across the world, nigh-unstoppable in their advance. Its power depends on its automata, magically animated and programmed with sigils and patterns painted in mystical pigments. A symbol-painter - themselves a colonial subject - is frustrated in their work when their supply of Phoenix Extravagant dries up, and sets out to find the source. What they'll discover is darker than anything they could have imagined.
Dr. Miranda Ecouvo, forensic therapist of the City, just helped put a serial killer behind bars. But she soon discovers that her investigation into seven unusual murders is not yet complete. A near-death experience throws her out of time and into a realm of labyrinths and spirits. There, she encounters brothers Chance and the Trickster, who have an otherworldly interest in the seemingly mundane crimes from her files.
Kihrin grew up in the slums of Quur, a thief and a minstrel's son raised on tales of long-lost princes and magnificent quests. When he is claimed against his will as the missing son of a treasonous prince, Kihrin finds himself at the mercy of his new family's ruthless power plays and political ambitions. Practically a prisoner, Kihrin discovers that being a long-lost prince is nothing like what the storybooks promised.
November 1963. Cade and Anja have lived in hiding for a decade, training new mages. Then the assassination of President Kennedy triggers a series of murders whose victims are all magicians - with Cade, Anja, and their allies as its prime targets. Their only hope of survival: learning how to fight back against the sinister cabal known as the Shadow Commission.
King has done what he can to protect his wife and three daughters from the chaos and violence of men on the mainland. The cult-like rituals and therapies they endure fortify them from the spreading toxicity of a degrading world. But when their father, the only man they've ever seen, disappears, the sisters retreat further inward until the day two men and a boy wash ashore.
In the desert, outlaw Lark - known as the Sunshield Bandit - attacks slavers' wagons and frees the captives inside. Meanwhile, in the Moquoian court, young ambassador Veran hopes to dismantle the unjust labour system, if he can navigate the strict hierarchy and inexplicable hostility of the prince. And caught in the middle of it all, Tamsin is trapped within four walls, the epicenter of a secret political coup to overthrow the Moquoian monarchy and perpetuate the age-old system of injustice.
Side-by-side with a detested rival, Harrow must perfect her skills and become an angel of undeath - but her health is failing, her sword makes her nauseous, and even her mind is threatening to betray her. Sealed in the gothic gloom of the Emperor's Mithraeum with three unfriendly teachers, hunted by the mad ghost of a murdered planet, Harrow must confront two unwelcome questions: is somebody trying to kill her? And if they succeeded, would the universe be better off?
Caught up in a space station turf war between gangs and corrupt law, a lone asteroid miner decides to take them all down.When an asteroid miner comes to Station 35 looking to sell her cargo and get back to the solitude she craves, she gets swept up in a three-way standoff with gangs and crooked cops. Faced with either taking sides or cleaning out the Augean Stables, she breaks out the flamethrower.
In crystal castles held aloft on magical currents, seven timeless royal families reign, protecting humanity from the spread of the Wild and its demons. Born and reborn into flawless bodies, the Deathless are as immortal as the precious stones from which they take their names. But House Sapphire, one of the ancient Deathless families, is riven by suspicion and madness. Whole villages are disappearing as the hunting expeditions holding the Wild at bay begin to fail. Then, when assassins strike, House Sapphire shatters.
Rick Galloway has survived mutinies, civil wars, battles against Byzantine "Romans," medieval knights, and Mongol raiders on a world where catastrophic climate change races unchecked through a 600-year cycle. Now, 13 years later, New Starmen have arrived on Tran, with dangerous gifts and star weapons of their own. Everything Rick Galloway thought he knew about his mission on Tran is about to be turned on its head. And everyone expects him to fix it.
They are the nobody people - ordinary individuals with extraordinary gifts who want one only thing: to live as equals in an America that is gripped by fear and hatred. But the government is passing discriminatory laws. Violent mobs are taking to the streets. And one of their own - an angry young man seething with self-loathing - has used his power in an act of mass violence that has put a new target on the community.
A woman wakes up, frightened and alone. The room shaking and jumping like it's alive. The noise is terrifying. Where is she? Stumbling through a door, she realizes she is on a train carriage. A carriage full of the dead. A personal hell unfolding in an apocalyptic future.
Three years ago, Yfling watched his master-Chant tear a nation apart with nothing but the words on his tongue. Now a Chant in his own right, he is employed as a translator to a wealthy merchant of luxury goods, Sterre de Waeyer. Then Sterre finds out what he is, what he does, and what he knows - and Ylfing begins telling stories once more, fanning the city into a mania for a few shipments of an exotic flower. The prices skyrocket, but when disaster looms, Ylfing must face what he has done and decide who he wants to be.
Whispers have come from across the sea - rumours of an army called the Steel Horde, led by a man who believes himself a god. Vaelin has no wish to fight another war, but when he learns that Sherin, the woman he lost long ago, has fallen into the Horde's grasp, he travels to the realms of the Merchant Kings.
Zafnafein, Drizzt's drow warrior father, is returned from the dead, centuries later, in a world he doesn't recognize. Struggling to navigate this transformed new world, Zaknafein realizes that some things have not changed: the threat of demons and the machinations of a drow matron no longer content with her family's position in the ranks of Houses.
A collection of novellas, including LEGION, LEGION: SKIN DEEP and the new Stephen Leeds novella, LIES OF THE BEHOLDER.
As J. Robert Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project team work to develop the A-bomb, Edward Teller focuses on a bomb based on nuclear fusion--the mechanism that powers the sun. His research leads to the discovery that by the year 2030, the sun will eject its outermost layer, destroying the entire inner solar system--including Earth. As the war ends with the use of fission bombs against Japan, Oppenheimer's team, joined by Einstein and von Braun, race against time to save our future.
Black market mercenary Mat, on a mission that promises the biggest score of his life, discovers that the top secret shipment he's been sent to guard is not a package, but a person: Silvia. Silvia is genetically altered to be the deadliest woman on the planet - her only weakness is her panic disorder. When Mat decides to free her, both of them become targets of the most powerful shadow organization in the world.
Gaming multibillionaire Richard "Dodge" Forthrast (from REAMDE), undergoes a routine medical procedure in which something goes irrevocably wrong. He is pronounced brain dead and put on life support. His brain is scanned and its data structures uploaded and stored in the cloud. Subsequently technology advances, and an eternal afterlife - the Bitworld - is created, in which humans continue to exist as digital souls. But this brave new immortal world is not the Utopia it might first seem.
160 pages. Even the Wild Man of Greenhollow can't ignore a summons from his mother, when that mother is the indomitable Adela Silver, practical folklorist. Henry Silver does not relish what he'll find in the grimy seaside town of Rothport, where once the ancient wood extended before it was drowned beneath the sea - a missing girl, a monster on the loose, or, worst of all, Tobias Finch, who loves him.
So you thought you know the story of King Arthur and his knights? Think again. Arthur? An over-promoted gangster. Merlin? An eldritch parasite. Excalibur? A shady deal with a watery arms dealer. Britain? A clogged sewer that Rome abandoned just as soon as it could.
When the Locksley children are stolen away by persons unknown, Robin and Marian are going to need the help of everyone they've ever known, perhaps even the ghosts that are said to reside deep within Sherwood. And the Locksley children, despite appearances to the contrary, are not without tricks of their own...
When magic returns to the world of the 1700s, who does the world turn to for help? None other than the father of electricity himself: Benjamin Franklin! But Franklin is in for a shock if he thinks his knowledge of science will prepare him for the world of magic. The master once more becomes the apprentice. But Franklin must learn his spells fast, for he is far from the only one studying magic. In point of fact, he's late to the race and almost out of time.
House of Wisdom, a massive exploration vessel, had been abandoned by the government of Earth a decade earlier, when a deadly virus broke out and killed everyone on board in a matter of hours. Zahra and her crew kidnapped the sole survivor of the tragedy, and the last person whose genetic signature would allow entry to the spaceship, the ship would be their's. But what they could not know was what waited for them on the ship - a terrifying secret buried by the government, a threat to the whole human race.
Two refugees from the death and decay of London, Stevie Flint and Magnus McFall, have both washed up on the Orkney Islands. A rural community clinging to survival, the islands are home to a generation of youth who barely remember a time before the pandemic. They blame all adults for the loss of the technological wonders of the past. Magnus' foster son, Shuggie, is 14 years old. When the foster parents of Shug's girlfriend, Misty, are found murdered and the young couple vanishes without a trace, Magnus fears the worst.
Jewel carries the last of the surviving saplings that might usher in a new Summer age - but all of the roads that lead to the court of the Winter Queen are closed. But she must find her way there and ask - or beg - the Queen to intervene to save her kind, her House, and everything she loves. But demons are waiting to bar her way, bringing battle to the hidden ancient paths on which she must travel.
When people shed their skin every seven years, it's just a fact of life that we will cast off all the attachments of our old life. But with the new drug, Suscutin, that prevents the moult, you can keep your skin forever and need never change who you are. But it's not so simple for celebrity bodyguard Rose Allington, who suffers from a rare disease. Her moults come quickly, changing everything about her life, who she is, who she loves. Meanwhile, her former client, superstar actor Max Black, is hooked on Suscutin, because he knows moulting could lose him everything.
WIZARD and KNIGHT in one volume.
15 stories from the authors' own worlds, written for a charity in honor of Timothy Bolgeo, the founder of LibertyCon. Contributors include Weber, Drake, Coe, Correia, Hoyt, Zahn, Gannon and Nye.
This one-of-a-kind gift book features some of the most iconic ships in Star Trek history, plus a set of six deluxe 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" wooden coasters. Each smartly designed spread is devoted to a different ship, with a set of embedded coasters that are magnetic, giving them dual purpose for both functionality and decor!
If the UNSC has any chance of stemming the tide of the war in the Outer Colonies, the Master Chief and Blue Team must drop onto an empty, hellish world in order to capture a disabled Covenant frigate filled with valuable technology. It has all the makings of a trap, but the bait is far too tempting to ignore - and this tantalizing prize is being offered by a disgraced and vengeful Covenant fleetmaster, whose sole opportunity for redemption lies in extinguishing humanity's only hope of survival...
In an alternate timeline created when the Starship Kelvin was destroyed by a Romulan invader from the future, Captain James T. Kirk and an inexperienced crew take a repaired U.S.S. Enterprise out of spacedock for a simple shakedown cruise. Then a distress call comes in and the Enterprise must aid a large colony ship of alien refugees known as the Perenorean, who are under siege by an unknown enemy.
A collection of 16 short stories, several set just before the Siege of Terra.
In the aftermath of Settlement 2's destruction, Kait Diaz reels from the near loss of a close friend amid utter defeat at the hands of the Swarm. To move forward, she must choose either to walk the Outsider path of her mother, or rise to her beckoning duty as a Gear, as her father did. As Kait grapples with her circumstance, an unexpected ally illuminates secrets from the past that offer a new perspective.
Xenomorphs attack an isolated, medieval world and wipe out 90% of the planet's population. Terrified survivors fled to hidden mountain keeps where they eke out a meager existence. When a trio of young warriors discovers a new weapon, they see a chance to end this curse. To save humanity, the trio must fight their way to the tunnels of Black Smoke Mountain - the lair of the mythical Demon Mother.
As Grand Admiral Thrawn's TIE defender program is halted in favor of Director Krennic's secret Death Star project, and he works to secure his place in the Imperial hierarchy, his former protege Eli Vanto returns with a dire warning about Thrawn's homeworld. Thrawn's mastery of strategy must guide him through an impossible choice: duty to the Chiss Ascendancy, or fealty to the Empire he has sworn to serve. Even if the right choice means committing treason.
2468. Spotted by a recruiter, Tess Haiden passed the many tests required to join a highly secretive organisation with flying colours. She learns that the T.I.M.E Agency has been sending agents through time for several years, working to prevent anomalies and paradoxes. But over the course of her many missions, Tess learns that they are not the only ones using these time corridors, and she begins towonder about the true nature of the T.I.M.E agency...
A collection of 10 stories. The huge, artificial Crucible, is filled with creatures, sentient beings and societies stolen from across the universe by the mythical Architects. Across this dizzying juxtaposition of alien biospheres, the enigmatic and godlike Archons seek to unlock the secrets at the heart of the Crucible. Everyone else is just trying to survive...
Mal and the crew take receipt of a sealed crate which they are being paid to transport to Badger, no questions asked. Yet once their cargo is safely stowed aboard, River insists Mal should "space" it out of the airlock, for it contains, she insists, ghosts. With supplies running low, the crew desperately need another pay day, but soon find themselves paralysed by hallucinations of their deepest hopes and desires, so vivid they cannot be distinguished from reality.
When Jean Grey, the Phoenix, and the X-Men launch an assault against the clandestine organization known as the Hellfire Club, she is manipulated into betraying her fellow mutants and is transformed into the Hellfire Club's Black Queen. As her powers surge out of control, it becomes clear to all that the Phoenix must be stopped. But can it be done without killing Jean in the process?
Countess Alessandra Zorzi, international adventurer and thief, arrives in Arkham pursuing an ancient body freshly exhumed from a mound in Oklahoma, of curious provenance and peculiar characteristics. But before she can steal it, another party beats her to it. During the resulting gunfight at the Miskatonic Museum, the countess makes eye contact with the petrified corpse and begins an adventure of discovery outside her wildest experiences.
Try your hand at crocheting an alliance between the Empire and the Rebels! The Force is strong in this kit, and you can summon it right to your hand! Crochet 10 characters from the Rebels and the Empire, put one on each finger, and then let the battle begin!
Striking Dawn Castle defends the mountains between the Rokugan empire and the demon-haunted Shadowlands. When a mythical city is discovered in the forbidding peaks, Hida Haru, heir and sore disappointment to his family, sets out for it. But just one samurai returns alive, and Haru is lost. Striking Dawn's battle-hardened commander, Ochiba, rescues Haru, but Haru is... changed. Now, mysterious deaths and ill fortune plague his family.
A collection of three novellas. 2041. Eustace Fargo's new justice system has been in effect for close to a decade. The old police academies have all shut down, and the new order is triumphant. But are things any better? Unrest is worse than ever. Criminals are more likely than ever to kill rather than be caught. There's a war coming for the streets...
Young adult. When 14 year old Padme Naberrie wins the election for Queen of Naboo, she adopts the name Amidala and leaves her family to rule from the royal palace. She'll need a group of skilled handmaidens who can be her assistants, confidantes, defenders, and decoys, selecting each girl for her particular talents. When Naboo is invaded by forces of the Trade Federation, Queen Amidala and her handmaidens will face the greatest test--of themselves, and of each other.
When the Serenity crew land at a hardscrabble desert outpost called Coogan's Bluff, they discover two things: an outlaw gang with an almost fanatical devotion to their leader who will stop at nothing to get what they want, and that Temperance is singlehandedly raising a teenage daughter, born less than a year after Temperance and Jayne broke up. A daughter by the name of Jane McCloud...
Daniel Kraus completes the masterpiece of zombie horror left unfinished at Romero's death. It begins with one body. A pair of medical examiners find themselves battling a dead man who won't stay dead. It spreads quickly. In DC, an autistic federal employee charts the outbreak, preserving data for a future that may never come. Everywhere, people are targeted by both the living and the dead. We think we know how this story ends. We. Are. Wrong.
Three Starfleet intelligence agents, surgically altered and rigorously trained in Klingon culture, are collecting information from deep within the Empire when they begin to fear exposure and initiate emergency extraction procedures. The first attempt to get them out fails, and so it falls to Kirk and the Enterprise to discover the truth behind a secret weapons experiment while avoiding an escalation of hostilities with the Klingons.
Ignoring the Gatewatch, Kaya aims to help write the future. In joining, she pledged an oath to protect the living and the dead, but now that oath will be tested. The grieving guild masters of Ravnica have tasked her with a grave mission suited to her talents as a hunter and assassin--a mission she is ordered to keep secret from the Gatewatch. She must track down and exact retribution on the traitor Liliana Vess.