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A novel of modern witchcraft and one woman's newfound powers. For university librarian Emma Merrigan, the world has provided a comfortable routine. Her job. Her quiet apartment. Her life. Nothing much changes, and that's fine by her. But that was before Emma took a terrified young girl hiding in the library. And the nightmares of her childhood returned. And the untapped powers passed down by her long-dead mother were awakened.
As Arthor continues his quest for the Grail, events set in motion in ages past by the wizard Merlin and the prince of the elves, Bright Night, move inexorably to completion.
Molecular biologist Kaye Lang's theory - that ancient diseases encoded in the DNA of humans can return to life - has become a chilling reality. The shocking evidence: Christopher Dicken, a 'virus hunter' at the Epidemic Intelligence Service, has tracked down a flu-like disease that kills expectant mothers and their offspring. A disease that has slept in human genes for millions of years - but is now waking up. As the outbreak of the terrifying virus threatens to become a deadly epidemic, Dicken and Lang race to solve a puzzle whose answer will profoundly affect the destiny of humanity. Recommended.
Sequel to PLAGUE TALES. Pockets of plague still dot the countryside of 14th century France as physician Alejandro Canches struggles to reunite with his foster child Kate. Meanwhile in 2007 Janie Crowe, surgeon, scientist and historian, is enlisted by a mysterious young woman to help unlock the secrets of an unexplained genetic disease.
Sequel to MARS. A second Mars expedition has been announced and Jamie Waterman is named commander and must journey back to the eerie, unforgiving landscape. But a destructive rivalry, a new emotional attraction, and a series of deadly unexplainable 'accidents' could doom the mission of which he is in charge.
The Xenogenesis trilogy: DAWN, ADULTHOOD RITES, and IMAGO in a single volume; the story of an alien race that comes to Earth after a nuclear holocaust and merges genetically with the human survivors.
Richard Pike - 53rd-century slayer of demons, swordfighter par excellence, philanderer - must quest through the vast underground world of the goblin-like malignos to find an antidote for the poison which has turned his beloved Gala into a vegetable.
Misfit Elspeth Gordie escapes the paranoid, post-holocaust society that hates her enhanced mental powers for Obernewtyn, a refuge for Misfits high in the mountains. There she must grow up quickly and learn to control her powers - for there are evil people at Obernewtyn who intend to use the Misfits to resurrect the terrible forces of the apocalypse. Recommended.
Elena the wit'ch and her companions continue their desperate quest to reach the fabled island of A'loa Geln and the magical Blood Diary. If Elena is successful and finds the Blood Diary, she will absorb all its powerful magic and become the only weapon that can defeat the Dark Lord, who is destroying the world.
A psionic teenager intends to pay back all those who have offended him in his short lifetime - especially Chuck Simon.
The story begun in BLOODWINTER continues, as master goldsmith Avall is pursued by sinister forces intent on recovering the magical gem he possesses. But Avall's only hope for salvation may lead to his annihilation.
Derleth's Cthulu works, THE TRAIL OF CTHULU and the 6 stories of THE MASK OF CTHULU, in a single volume.
The Dragon Knight must confront the three disasters that lie in wait for any visitor to the English Middle Ages: war, plague and Plantagenets. The plague is caused by a covert invasion of shapechanging goblins seeking to take over the world. Meanwhile, Eckert's castle is invaded by Plantagenets: Edward III, his son Edward the Black Prince, and Joan, the Fair Maid of Kent.
Lt. Daniel Leary of the Republic of Cinnabar Navy (first met in WITH THE LIGHTNINGS) commands the corvette PRINCESS CECILE. He, his friend Signals Officer Adele Mundy, and his crack crew must battle bureaucrats and traitors, the winds of a barren desert and the strains of a voyage never before attempted.
When Blaine Kendricks discovers strangers in Shadow Hollers she thinks they've come to trade. She's wrong: the Annekteh think the isolated community living there has no way to resist their invasion. But the last man of the lost seer's blood has returned, and is about to draw Blaine into his magic, his adventure, and the most dangerous hunt she could ever imagine.
Before the Humanx Commonwealth: a misfit Thranx poet named Desvendapur defies the strict rules limiting Human-Thranx interaction and goes in search of alien inspiration. In a lush rainforest he runs into a small-time criminal with big-time dreams of fortune. Their meeting launches them on a journey that will change both their worlds forever.
Sent on a diplomatic mission to the planet Troyen, Outward Fleet's Security Corps lieutenant Edward York was unable to save his brilliant twin sister Samantha and the planet's queen from death as revolution erupted. Now he breaks two decades of self-imposed penance to leave the Troyen system for the first time - and everyone on the ship transporting him out drops dead.
Springer, Keith, DuBois, Resnick, Sherman, Sheckley, Braunbeck, Bischoff, Rusch and more: alternative Civil War stories.
In RHAPSODY, a fellowship was forged: the talented Singer Rhapsody, the assassin Achmed, and the giant Grunthor. These three may be their world's only hope, heroes spoken of in the Prophecy of the Three, but their time is running short. They must find their elusive enemy before his darkness consumes them all.
Karan, a sensitive with a troubled past, is forced to steal an ancient relic in payment for a debt. But she is not told that the relic is the Mirror of Aachan, a twisted, deceitful thing that remembers everything it has seen. Lian, meanwhile, a brilliant chronicler, is expelled from his college for uncovering a perilous mystery.
Damona has spent her life serving the Egyptian cat-goddess Bast at her shrine in Eire until a ruinous lord destroys the shrine. Now she embarks on a dangerous journey across both land and time, accompanied by the magical cat Mau, in seach of the sacred legacy of the cat-goddess - the only power strong enough to defeat the demons of the evil lion-goddess Sekhmet.
The vast empire of the Ascendancy is under threat of annihilation by the invading barbarian Tathars, led by the evil Erkai the Chain. But even Erkai's sorcery is dwarfed by the terrible force known as the Deep Magic, long ago banished from the world but now ready to be released again by this master of the Black Craft. Mandine Dascaris, heiress to the throne of the Ascendancy, and the young soldier Key Mec Brander embark on a desperate search for the mythic Signata, a place that contains all places, a moment that contains all moments.
The elemental dragons Earth and Water and their human guides, Erde and N'Doch, have been drawn through to time to a devastated future America where the dragon guide Paia has been transformed into a high priestess. Yet it is not Fire who has summoned his brother and sister. The call has come from another: Fire has chosen to become a god instead of a guardian - and the dragon Air is nowhere to be found.
We first see Merlin as a madman, thought to be cursed with the gift of prophecy. As Merlin unlocks Arthur's potential, he unlocks his own as well, discovering his previous identity.
A mere glasswright's apprentice must uncover an elusive brotherhood whose deadly venom reaches out to stain the heart of her guild, the heart of her family - and the heart of her king.
Humanity has expanded out into other solar systems using the remnant of an ancient technology of star gates. But now an alien race has also discovered the gates. In this situation a new planet is discovered inhabited by a human-like race, and a team of scientists is sent to contact and study them. It isn't long before the killer aliens arrive and the whole powderkeg explodes.
FBI Agent Robert Cavanagh has been transferred from the organized crime unit to the slow-paced Maryland field office. But then a local hospital notices a sudden increase of fatal strokes among otherwise healthy black adults. The trail leads to an unlikely mutation in malaria that attacks those with the sickle cell trait. Is this a bioengineered attack on blacks?
Centuries after its catastrophic deliverance, humanity is again reaching into space. And one young scholar working in the space-ship yard could make the difference between success and failure. Amidst secret files and seductive lovers, Clovis colha Gree delves into the dark archives of the past. Little does he know that history has a tremendous power to shape the future. 2000 Arthur C. Clarke Award winner.
Zahra IbSada is a mendicant on the planet Irustan. Her best friend Kalen struggles to save her daughter from a cruel marriage and begs Zahra for help. Although Kalen's plan goes against her mendicant vow, Zahra reluctantly agrees to take part. This silent act of terrorism will have far-reaching consequences - for herself and for all the women of her planet. Recommended.
As Acorna, now among her own race, the Linyaari, explores the world of the unicorn people, terrible danger threatens her newfound happiness. The Khlevii want revenge on the girl who has thwarted their plans. This time Acorna's abilities may not save her from their murderous designs.
4th in the Acorna series. Acorna answers a distress signal from a world of sentient plants and finds the wreckage of ship attacked by the alien Khleevi.
The first novel in Miles's Guenevere trilogy, depicting Guenevere as a true heroine, courageous, beautiful and decidedly wiser than her husband, Arthur.
Standalone SF action adventure. Set in the distant future, our hero, born and raised in a conservative religious culture, is exiled to a more technologically advance space-faring civilization to which he must adjust. Fortunately he has the rare talent required to become a space pilot. What no one expects is that he might meet God, or at least a superior being, in space.
The Russians insist on accompanying the Americans to the native alien races with customs and languages so complex that they defy understanding. But when their search suddenly becomes a struggle for survival, the Time Agents will have to race to find an answer to the mysteries that surround them.
Apprentic sorcerer Cantiger, in his attempt to master his craft, encounters some of Arthurian Britain's most bizarre characters. And then he steals one of the spells of the seductive sorceress Gamish and accidentally manages to give her a serpent's head. Now he is on the run from her wrath.
Standalone fantasy. An ex-miner down on his luck is sentenced to prison when he's caught stealing to feed his family. When his sentence is up, he discovers that his family has been kidnapped. Now he's determined to rescue them - but he can't do it alone. To break into a seemingly impenetrable city, he needs the help of three unlikely allies: a guard, a thief, and a fortune teller.
The first three novels reissued in one volume: GODSLAYER, SHADOW CLIMBER, and DRAGONRANK MASTER. A Vietnam soldier is sent through time and space to a battlefield where the weapons are not bullets and grenades but swords and spells - and where elves, thieves, and martial arts masters can find themselves unwillingly enlisted in a war between the gods.
[BC author]. Bombarded by a freakish cluster of natural phenomena, the US missile defense system has become a perfect doomsday machine, primed to destroy the entire universe. Bar owner Jake Stonebender and his wife, Zoey, and superintelligent toddler, Erin, must move to Key West, along with two dozen busloads of ex-hippies and freaks, Robert Heinlein's wandering cat, a whorehouse parrot, and misunderstood genius-inventor Nikola Tesla, who is in fact alive and well, in order to save everything-as-we-know-it from annihilation.
Collection of 36 short stories.
AN OLD FRIEND OF THE FAMILY and THORN in one volume - the first two books in his Dracula series.
Begins a new DemonWars series. At last, the demon dactyl is gone, its dark sorceries shattered by the gemstone magic wielded by the woman known as Pony. But now there is a deadly plague in Corona that even Pony's powers cannot heal. She must take a pilgrimage, watched by the eyes of elves, who have stolen something precious from her and keep it for their own mysterious purposes.
Telzey Amberdon is one of the most powerful xenotelepaths in the known galaxy. Trigger Argee is a crack shot and top agent of the Federation of the Hub. Separately they've been making life miserable for human criminals, unfriendly aliens, and nefarious members of all species. But when a danger to the entire Hub civilization brings these two together, the galaxy will never be the same!
7 stories, including the award-winning novella "Mr. Clubb and Mr. Cuff".
Straub returns to the supernatural-thriller! Every year on his birthday, Ned Dunstan is cursed with visions of horror committed by a savage figure he calls Mr. X. But on his 35th birthday, his visions become flesh and blood, and Ned must endure a series of extraordinary events that will bring him face-to-face with the long-buried truth about his family's bizarrely fantastic nature.
19 of his short stories.
Nicole Gunther Perrin falls asleep weary of childcare, sexist law partners and her deadbeat ex-husband. She awakens as a widowed tavern-keeper in the Roman frontier town of Carnuntum around AD 170.
The US has allied itself with Germany, the Confederacy with Britain and France in the Great War. But as the bloody conflict, made more horrible by the weapons of modern warfare, spreads across the American landscape, the Confederacy must face a new crisis: the oppressed African population of former slaves rises up in revolution and feeds the flames of global havoc.
Dr. Cherijo is living the perfect life - if you think that finding out you're a clone, then being declared "non-sentient" by your father/creator is your idea of perfect. Things could be worse. But when the Human League comes after her, with bounty hunters of every race trying to bring her in, Cherijo figures it just can't get any worse. Until someone begins stalking her dreams.
Though Helanthe, granddaughter of the mad king Garnelys, has gathered her forces and defeated the Amber Citadel of Parione, she must now face challenges from her human friends and her Aelyr "family".
A powerful tale of endings and beginnings in an eternal cycle of evil and good. Maskelle, despite her dark past, is summoned to the great city of Duvalapore. The Wheel of the Infinite, the sacred image which guarantees peace and prosperity for the Empire, is rapidly disintegrating.
Intelligence agent Morgan Roche turns renegade to seek out a genetically enhanced warrior, whose very existence threatens the future of mankind.
Chane Jordan is a great pilot of lousy ships. Which is why he often takes shady side trips to make ends meet. But he gets more than he bargained for when he agrees to fly the Icarus - an ancient freighter with no updated technology - and her "special" cargo. Soon Chane realizes he's in the middle of a gigantic conspiracy that could change the course of history.
A fierce bid for power is raging throughout new empires of what were once the British Isles. The force of the apocalypse has released an ancient city and within its vaults lies the power of total destruction. Kane must challenge the forces who would harness the weapon of the gods to wreak final destruction.
Kate Telman's job in the powerful and massively discreet organization known as The Business is to keep abreast of current technological developments and her global reach encompasses both Silicon Valley and Silicon Glen, a ranch in Nebraska, the firm's secretive Swiss headquarters, and a remote Himalayan principality. In the course of her journeys Kate must peel away layers of emotional insulation and the assumptions of a lifetime. She must learn to keep her world at arm's length.
The new Culture novel. During the Irdan wars two solar systems were destroyed, with the loss of billions of lives. Eight centuries later the light from the cataclysm finally reaches the Culture's Masaq' Orbital.
Classic coming-of-age fantasy, told with a twist. Enter an exotic wrold of demons, of a remarkable boy-prince, of haunted memories, of the terrors of slavery and of the triumphs of salvation.
A haunting tale of death, and dreams, and desires: Phil, living in an old, eerie house inherited from his mother, decides to become the guardian of the 10-year-old daughter of his dead sister. What Phil doesn't know is that Betsy is a special child who possesses a link to the emotions of the past, the voices of the dead, and the uncanny powers closing in on the house.
Miles Vorkosigan has a problem: unrequited love for the beautiful widow Ekaterin Vorsoisson, violently allergic to marriage after her first exposure. If a frontal assault won't do, Miles thinks, try subterfuge. He has a cunning plan ... Lord Mark Vorkosigan also has a problem: his love has just become unrequited again. But he has a cunning plan... Lord Ivan Vorpatril has a problem: unrequited love in general. But he too has a cunning plan...
Five people have been chosen. They have heard the voice in their heads. A voice calling for help. A voice that must be answered...or the entire world will die. But to answer it, they must find it. And unfortunately, the voice is not of this earth.
The interstellar wormholes had mysteriously failed and the Great Silence fell across a third of interstellar civilization. As had happened long before during the Middle Ages, faith kept hope alive in a new Dark Age. Centuries late, Dr. Karl Woodward, preacher and leader of the starship "The Mountain", brings the Word to a lost colony of farmers on an uncharted world and discovers that saving their souls is the least of his problems. A stranded crew of space pirates has terrorized them for decades. And now the pirate captain wants "The Mountain".
This direct sequel to THE FURIES is the story of how the Free Fems reclaim Holfast from the men who ruled them.
A long-lost talisman helps a rebel princess and an half-elvin courtier realize the destiny that they share.
Animal fantasy, set in the Scottish Highlands 1000 years ago. There is a prophecy among deer. One day a fawn will be born, marked with an oak leaf on his forehead, who will lead the deer to freedom. Rannoch was born on the night his father was murdered, into a herd where hunger for power has destroyed all that is good.
The 'child of destiny' foretold by the mages, who would overthrow the empire, has been found and killed. But Taropat, believing such people can be made, not just born, chooses Shan, orphaned by the Magravandian army, to turn into his warrior-mage hero. Together, and accompanied by a motley group, they must face the trial of the Seven Lakes if they are to retrieve the Crown of the true king and vanquish the empire.
The long-awaited sequel to AEGYPT continues the tale of Rose Ryder, Rosie Rasmussen and her daughter.
Sequel to BEHOLDER'S EYE continues the story of Esen, last survivor of an alien race with the ability to assume the form of any creature. Now Esen must break her species' rule of noninterference - to keep interspecies tension from escalating into all-out war.
Chuck Simon is trapped on a runaway bullet train - with a shapeshifting psychotic killer.
From the author of AREA 51. Sergeant Major Jimmy Dalton has been tapped to become a Psychic Warrior. He learns how to project his virtual self as being composed of psychic energy - invisible, invulnerable, and invincible. But while trying to track down a revolutionary weapon stolen by Russian terrorists, Dalton encounters a psychic predator trained by the former KGB.
When a genetically altered race of simplified humans experiences intolerable mutation rates, Archibol the Sorcerer, dilapidated cyborg troubleshooter starts to repair the damage. But someone doesn't want him to succeed.
The rich and colourful journeys of Cashel and Sharina, Garric and Ilna, throughout the many kingdoms of the isles, continue as Sharina is snatched back through time by the spirit of a wizard.
Liath is torn between her longing for Sanglant and the child they are about to have and the call of sorcery, which can open the way into the lands of the Aoi, the lost ones. And now Sanglant's Aoi mother returns to the mortal world in search of the one she abandoned as a babe, just as time begins to run out for King Henry and his people, under pressure from increasing encroachments by the nonhuman Eika and Quman invaders.
Ahmose vows to continue the struggle against the Setiu that has taken the lives of his father and brother. He needs to lay siege to the Setiu capital, Het-Uart, but will need a miracle from Amun to breach the city walls.
The armies of the Visigoth Empire have smashed the might of Europe, plunging the conquered lands into unnatural night. Only Burgundy fights on, but its ultimate fate lies in the hands of Duke Charles, its rightful ruler, who is trapped behind the walls of a city under siege. Ash, a fierce combatant, must decide whether to retreat or lead her army to near certain doom to lift the siege.
A Sister of the Dark captures Richard and takes him deep into the Old World, to the very heart of the Order. Kahlan, remaining behind, violates prophecy and pledge to raise an army against the advancing horde of the Imperial Order.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse gather on an island, where War prepares to lead them to Earth's ultimate doom. A handful of no-longer ordinary humans, accidentally transformed by the Horsemen themselves, are ready to stand against them and decide Earth's fate.
Selected by the finest of contemporary fantasy authors, with landmark stories from such masters as de Camp, Zelazny, M. R. James, Kingsolver, Vance, Wellman, Bradbury, Niven and Dickens.
Set decades before DUNE's Paul Atreides walked the sands of the planet Arrakis, this prequel opens new portals and introduces new characters. An aging tyrant sits on the Golden Lion throne and rules all the Known Universe, while his heir grows dangerously impatient for the crown. A quasi-religious order of black-robed women move their secret breeding program one step closer to fruition. And a minor family among the nobility, the House Atreides, chooses a course of honour that will bring it toward destruction at the hand of its enemy, the Harkonnens, or take it to new heights of power. Recommended.
Bingtown is in flames and Althea and Brashen are finding their blinded Liveship increasingly unstable. In the midst of chaos a dragon arises, determined to reforge the world into bold new patterns. Which may spell disaster or redemption for our heroes. Recommended.
As everyone knows, when great warriors die their reward is eternal life in Odin's great hall Valhalla. But Valhalla has changed. It's grown. It's diversified. Just like any corporation, the Valhalla group has had to adapt to survive. Unfortunately, nothing could have prepared it for the arrival of Carol Kortright, one-time cocktail waitress, currently dead, and not at all happy.
Once upon a time the wicked queen had a fully functioning, if antiquated, Mirros system, and all was well in the kingdom, the three pigs built houses of increasing strength and sophistication and the wolf happily huffed and puffed. But then the humans hacked in and the system failed. The pigs hired Dumpy, the dwarf with no name, and fairy tales may never be the same again.
Set in the same land as THE BAKER'S BOY trilogy--a new prophecy arises in the harsh exotic lands to the north. Two young residents of the Northern Territories, Raif Sevrance, a member of the Clan Blackhail, and Ash March, a girl who is suddenly overcome by powerful, ominous dreams, find themselves mysteriously drawn together. Swept up in a series of events that will bring their peoples into a vast war, the two encounter dark magic, great bravery and unimaginable danger.
The strange and fluid patterns of geography, time and the nature of reality are warping in unexpected directions - and its up to Tarquin the Free to save the beautiful land of Everien from peril.
ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD NOMINEE. BSFA AWARD NOMINEE. The Cassini Division, elite defence force of the Solar Union, sends Ellen May Ngwethu, a young woman with centuries of experience, on a search for a man who can save it. The Division's orbital forts around Jupiter are the front line in a centuries-long conflict with post-human AIs whose intentions are unknown, but whose powers once extended to shattering Ganymede and building a wormhole bridge to the far future. Their radio-borne viruses blanketed the Solar System, keeping most of its resources from humanity's grasp.
Two rival scientists, both working with the technologies of wellstone (a form of programmable matter) and collapsium (a crystal composed of miniature black holes), must put aside their differences when a ruthless saboteur precipitates an apocalyptic crisis that threatens the destruction of the solar system.
Laurel hopes to be reunited with her dead twin sister Honor at a mystical place called Eagle Mountain. She must travel first to Ireland and then to the land of Faerie. Along the way there are those who would help her - the pirate queen Grace O'Malley, the golden eagle Laheen; and those who would do her harm - most especially the terrifying raven-creatures, the gruagachs.
TIMEDIVER'S DAWN and THE TIMEGOD (expansion of THE FIRES OF PARATIME) in a single volume.
Four-year-old Sarah's parents were murdered and she was left for dead in the wilds of the Sierras. But Sarah was rescued by a wolf who had lost her cubs, and accepted into the pack.
The land of Maras-Dantia falls into chaos, riven by war, drained of magic by human incursions. Stryke's mission to secure the destiny of the Orc race has never been more urgent or looked more impossible.
Chuck Meadows, a visitor from the Waking World, is on a quest through the Dreamland to find the reason for the deep misery of his soul. With the other members of his group he must solve the puzzle before it literally tears him apart. But Dreamlanders resent the intruders and have a secret weapon ready for them.
Sequel to SIGNAL TO NOISE. Thanks to the treachery of the alien Wheeler, Earth has become the graveyard of billions. Jack Potter and a handful of others have escaped the holocaust by using an alien technology. Wheeler is out to finish them off. If Jack can hack into the alien technology and decrypt its coding he may learn the secret of a power great enough to destroy even Wheeler. Recommended.
A displaced group of dwarves lend their considerable skill in metalworking to the war effort - and prove that the biggest heroes of World War II are also the smallest.
On the anniversary of the slaughter of his family at the hands of his sister, Jacob Maelstrom is drawn back to the house that was the scene of a living nightmare. Aside from the awful memories, depraved secrets, evil legacies, and family ghosts await. And in the woods are nameless creatures who patiently await the return of their creator.
The 16th century Sterkarms have plundered the border between Scotland and England for generations. But now 21st century time travellers, calling themselves "Elves" have found a way to that time to do their own plundering of the land's rich natural resources. Andrea Mitchell, a 21st century woman who has found a home among the Sterkarms, finds herself caught between the two cultures.
Continues the tale of Robin Hood and Marian from LADY OF THE FOREST. Robin and Marian are now caught up in the intrigue of kings and face a betrayal that will test their faith in each other.
Queen Arianna's brother Gift must somehow free her of the dark soul, the former Black King, that possesses her. If Gift allows her to live the world will be plunged into a cataclysm. Yet an ancient curse prevents one member of the Black family from taking the life of another.
Spaceship A.R.K. 2001, crewed by robots Mike, pilot, and Gaby, navigator, prepare to place a pair of humans, named Adam and Eve, as experimental prototypes on the planet Earth.
Twice the combined might of Ynis Aielle's greatest heroes and wizards has hurled back the demon armies of Morgan Thalasi, and twice the Black Warlock has rebounded. Now he wields the Staff of Death and can raise an army out of the very ground - soldiers who cannot be killed because they are already dead.
The Confederation is sending to an alien world Gunnery Sergeant Bass, the men of the third platoon and a single special agent. Their task is to expose the shadowy figures behind the corruption involved in exploiting the vast riches from shocking discovery.
An intelligent microbe race that can live in other intelligent beings is colonizing the human race throughout the civilized universe. In some people they are brain enhancers, in others a fatal brain plague, a living addiction. This is the story of one woman's psychological and moral struggle to adjust to having an ambitious colony of microbes living permanently in her own head.
In 2287 there are only a few thousand people left. One of them is young Jay who is surprised to learn from his pet chicken that she is actually an all-powerful being named Ethel from another galaxy. Together they must save the world. Their efforts in that direction bring them into contact with goldfish-oracles, evil roosters, giant potatoes, blind piano tuners, Merlin and magic spells.
A Marxist revolution among the freed but still-oppressed slaves of the Confederacy leaves the Confederacy fighting on two fronts. They sue for peace with the United States, but President Teddy Roosevelt turns them down and the bloodshed continues.
Twenty classic dragon stories from Card, Zelazny, de Camp, Yolen, Vinge, Gardner, McCaffrey and others.
Dr. Prilica, a veteran of Sector General, commands an expedition answering several, near-simultaneous distress beacons. What he finds is two intelligent species, one of which has nearly wiped out the other; a revelation of botched first contact; and a rare opportunity to set matters right - if he can make the right diagnosis.
[Canadian author]. His first collection of stories.
Horn recalls visiting the Whorl and going from there to the planet Green. He remembers a visit to Nessus, on Urth. At some point he died. His personality now inhabits a different body, so that even his sons do not recognize him.
The long-awaited sequel to OPERATION CHAOS. Ginny is a licensed witch and Steve is an engineer and werewolf. Steve moonlights (so to speak) by working on a spacecraft in the Arizona desert, a project which soon discovers that there is life on the moon. Everyone is anxious to make contact with the mysterious moonsprites, but when time comes to test the spacecraft a host of bugs, snafus and angry spirits conspire to thwart the launch.
Emerging into a redoubt, Ryan Cawdor's group is taken prisoner in a fully functioning army base operating in a parody of preDark life. Its occupants are inbred soldiers, a legacy of the lost secrets of the Totality Concept. Led by the mad general of an obscene military project, the base has found its last hope in the ragtag bunch.
The Raven find themselves drawn into a hopeless battle in defence of the brood Kaan as they fight to prevent the other dragons of the dragon dimension pouring through the inter-dimensional rip - created by the spell Dawnthief - into Balalai.
In the fog-enshrouded city of Salthead something has awakened...
The dragon called Wings of Fire has awakened from his enchanted slumber. And only Merlin - the descendent of the wizard who first defeated the dragon - possesses the power to stop him.
Classic terrifying tales from Stoker, Poe, Wells, Irving, de Maupassant, Bierce and others.
John Ross, Knight of the Word, learns that a gypsy morph has been born. A rare and dangerous creature formed of wild magics knit together, it could be a valuable weapon against the legions of evil. But the Void, too, knows of the morph and will not rest until the creature has been corrupted - or destroyed. Once again, the town of Hopewell, Illinois, will be the site of an epic showdown between the armies of darkness and the agents of light. But this time, only one side will be left alive... Recommended.
A generation after THE TALISMANS OF SHANNARA, a body is discovered. Only two people understand its significance: Walker Boh, last of the Druids, and the Isle Witch, a beautiful but dark young woman who wields a potent magic. However, a young man may unknowingly hold the key to the success of the mission, for he is the only one who can call upon that ancient talisman: the Sword of Shannara.
Flight Engineer Peter Raeder saved his ship, but his heroism didn't follow the rulebook. The reward was a reprimand and a desk assignment - a fate worse than death for Raeder. Fortunately, a Marine General offers Raeder command of a hidden base deep in hostile space from which he will attack enemy shipping, a mission preferable to exile to an office cubicle ... even if his chances of surviving this assignment are very nearly zero.
In the near future scientists discover a way to neutralize firearms and explosives. Crime and violence hit historical lows. The peace is at hand - until the underworld and terrorists rise up to take their world back.
After exacting revenge on the vampire who introduced her to the undead world, Sonja Blue herself becomes the target of a vampire hunter, a mortal named Jack Estes.
Carys must make the best of the marriage to an aging widower arranged for her by her greedy father. However, an encounter with the Wayfarers gives her the chance to turn a fantasy about a tattered scarecrow into a reality. But the fulfilment of this wish brings with it a dangerous temptation.
The best fantasy and horror stories of 1999.
Instead of finding sanctuary in an abandoned New York City, telekinetic Chuck Simon has his mind erased. Defenseless, he must remember how to use his powers before the killer psionic cyborg on his trail catches up to him.
James Patrick Kelly, Swanwick, and Reed are among those represented in the 640 pages.
While heroic prince Gaborn managed to drive off the conqueror Raj Ahtan, Ahtan is far from defeated. Striking at far-flung cities and fortresses, Ahtan seeks to draw out Gaborn, the Earth King, to crush him. But the armies of an ancient enemy now issue forth from the very bowels of the earth. And unless Gaborn and Ahtan can look past their personal hatred and rivalry, all of humanity may perish.
Ancient tales of European Man, recorded by pious monks, tell of the Western Isles, from where King Arthur's father was said to have come. Ancient and medieval maps show them off the Western Coast of France. Irish records refer to floating islands being pushed by ocean currents past the Emerald Isle. Modern sailors sometimes sight great, many tiered cities near the ocean's horizon, but they are rarely believed - it is easy to believe in an optical illusion, the Fata Morgana. Then two modern, hardheaded engineers found the Western Islands...
Conscripted grunt Chip Connolly is stuck behind enemy lines on a ruined wine farm. He is up against several million inimical aliens armed only with seven rats, five bats, a galago, two humans, a sea-urchin-like alien, and an elderly vineyard tractor without brakes.
The world is breaking down. The magical barriers that have held things in place are failing and the planet is subjected to great climactic upheaval. Moreover, the boundaries that served to keep hostile nations apart are dissolving. With catastrophe imminent, the only hope of salvation lies in the hands of the Shadowleague. But first they must learn what lies within the Heart of Myrial.
13 stories, featuring Norton, Foster, Rusch and Sawyer, on the theme of future frontiers.
Five years after the explosion at Elita revealed Robert Douglas as a sorcerer, his nemesis, Nash, has recovered from his injuries and once again threatens the peace of Lusara. Nash, planning an invasion of neighbouring Mayenne, is but a few steps away from possession of a greater power than any before him have known.
A chance meeting with a young hedgehog maid who is visiting Redwall Abbey gives Martin the Warrior a tantalizing glimpse of his early life and of the family he can scarcely remember. He sets forth from the Abbey to seek the truth about the father he barely knew.
Brazen young haremaid Dotti and fearsome warrior badger Lord Brocktree undertake a perilous journey to the legendary mountain of the badger lords, which is under siege by the vicious wildcat Ungatt Trunn and his infamous Blue Hordes.
Ben Raines and his army battle the former President for Life of the USA ... and a ragtag group of rebels planning to take over Central America - and the rest of the Western Hemisphere.
Suspense-thriller from the author of TEEK. Imagine yourself waking up in a hotel room overlooking a beach. You have no idea where you are or how you got there. You have no means of communication with the outside world. You are one of twenty strangers who have been chosen to play the Game. No one knows how to play or to win the Game. But one thing is clear: You lose, you die.
Sutty, an Observer from Earth for the interstellar Ekumen, has been assigned to a new world - an alien world in the grip of a stern monolithic state, the Corporation, which has embraced new technology and outlawed the past, the old calligraphy, all the ancient beliefs and ways: every citizen must now be a producer-consumer. But as she travels from the city into the countryside, Sutty discovers the remnants of a banned religion, a hidden culture, and begins to learn more about the Telling, the old faith of the planet. Recommended.
During her concerts, a beautiful musician begins to experience strange visions of a woman in the audience - a woman with links to the musician's past.
1999 Locus Fantasy Award winner. Sequel to A GAME OF THRONES. Lord Eddard Stark is dead, his family scattered. The factions of a wasted land arm for the clash of kings, a deadly struggle of politics and magic. The once-unified Seven Kingdoms are divided by chaos, as five separate factions seek to gain control. The land is being torn apart not only by internal politics and the slow return of an ancient magic, but also by encroaching winter that might well last a lifetime. Recommended.
Hundreds of different races, created and then abandoned by the Preservers, co-exist on the artificial planet called Confluence. Caught in the middle of a terrible civil war is Yama, the last of the bloodline that constructed Confluence. He is determined to seek out the answers to the mystery of his birth.
Lorn, the talented boy born into a family of Magi'i, has proven himself to be fine officer during his extended stint fighting in the Accursed Forest. Too fine. When he returns home, both he and his young family become targets while all of Cyad is in upheaval over the death of the Emperor.
Black-robed priests have made their way to Eirinn from Rome and set the people at war with one another. The High-King and the Druid Council know that they must find a way to save their ancient magical traditions. For this great task they have named a young boy.
A collection of stories in the tradition of pulp hero fiction,.
Begins the new fantasy series of Oak, Yew, Ash, and Rowan, the four powers of the world who have been warring for centuries. Now the Clan of Ash is dying, their only hope is the prophesied daughter of Ash. And deep in the swamps, in the care of a feared witch-healer, is a young girl-woman whose virtue, elegance, and simmering power makes her look very much like the fulfilment of prophecy.
PYRAMIDS, SMALL GODS and HOGFATHER in a single volume.
Discworld wall calendar, illustrated by Kirby, Kidby, Higgins, MacNeil and Hurst.
The 2001 Discworld Diary, copiously illustrated by Paul Kidby with real world & Discworld dates, and bons mots from the pen of Pratchett.
Humanity takes old enmities and an ancient tradition of violence to a starkly beautiful new planet. From the early scenes set on a colony ship towed by a comet to the epic description of a planet covered by sodium chloride, the narrative reveals a world slidiing into its first war.
Direct sequel to THE STARS DISPOSE. Catherine is the only legitimate heir to the de'Medici fortune. When her uncle recalls her to Rome to use her and her dowry as a precious pawn in his political maneuverings with the crowns of Europe, Catherine chooses Tommaso as her personal chef and head of her household. Catherine's plans do not include being sold as part of the Pope's treaty with France.
The definitive collection of novellas, including the many Award winners and nominees of his career.
Stark fixes problems. But if you need his help, you're in for trouble. For when Stark fixes something, a lot of other things get broken. Now he's assigned to find a missing VIP. But there's something about this job that makes Stark wary. It can't be just an ordinary kidnapping, it seems too easy. And unfortunately, he's right.
Pollution, overpopulation, and ecological disasters have left the rich nations rich, and the poor dying. For international businesses it is business as usual. But is it all coming to a terrible end? A scientist has predicted Condition Venus, the sudden greenhouse end of the planet, but she can't say when. The world's attention is on a UN conference, where hell is about to break loose.
Juan Bautista and his partner Fabriola Munoz drive a FreezVan for the Suicide Prevention Corps. They rush to the scene of a suicide and retrieve the body for the Resurrection Centre. Juan loves his job and the spiritual leaders who created it, Reverend Jimmy Divine and the beautiful woman they call the shepherdess - until he's asked by them to spy on his partner, suspected of being a heretic believer in the Twin Messiahs.
Historical fact and fantastic legend clash when Merlin's descendant Roland takes up the Quest for the Grail against Arthur's ancient enemy.
The blue-clad North is wealthier and has better wizards, but the gray-clad South has bolder soldiers. The civil war has raged for three years, but now King Avram's General Guildenstern moves against the northern army under Count Thraxton the Braggard at Rising Rock and meets them in the crucial battle of Sentry Peak.
All four of the Dying Earth books in one volume: THE DYING EARTH, THE EYES OF THE OVERWORLD, CUGEL'S SAGA, and RIALTO THE MAGNIFICENT.
Young Uther Pendragon enjoys the luxuries of a civilized community and trains in the Roman military style in order to realize his dream of commanding Camulod's cavalry. But the death of his father, King Uric, raises the question whether such a life has made him too soft to lead his people.
The key to the vast, complex virtual reality network known as Otherland is a high, black mountain. Renie, the Bushman !Xabbu, Paul Jonas, Orlando and the rest make their way through the labyrinthine House toward Priam's Walls, in the heart of Troy. A sociopathic killer has abducted one of their group and the Grail Brotherhood has finally set the date for the Ceremony when they will make their bid for immortality. Recommened.
The start of a major new work. Though life is hard on the newly settled planet of Blue, Horn and his family have made a decent life for themselves. But Horn is the only one who can locate the great leader Silk and convince him to return to Blue and lead them all to prosperity. So Horn sets sail in a small boat on a long and difficult quest across the planet.
Born of the royal leaders of Adalon and the White Sea Islands, Antonya Terhune was orphaned as a babe when her uncle usurped her father's rule anhd invaded her mother's realm. She was raised by the Brothers of Blessed Reason and learned skills most women of the land were never taught. When she left the Monastery she ventured out into the world under her uncle's dictatorship, travelling in disguise until she is ready to reclaim her lands.
An epidemic that wipes out billions is revealed as a "greeting message" sent by an alien species deep in space. The survivors are divided into those who were genetically altered by the aliens and wish to make further contact - and those who are naturally immune and want nothing further to do with the aliens.
The children of Bhaal, the now-dead god of murder, need protection from the unsavoury characters that seek them out - and from themselves.
The Enterprise continues to defend a courageous band of settlers from alien invasion.
Having survived countless hardships and natural disasters, the stubborn colonists of Belle Terre are now besieged by the alien Kauld, who are intent on claiming the planet's unique resources for their own.
The conclusion to the 13-book series, revealing the hidden world of the Kindred, the biggest event ever in the World of Darkness. Nosferatu Calebros goes deep beneath New York City to solve the mystery behind the murder of a Nosferatu leader.
Delving into the folklore behind the various monsters encountered in Buffy: vampires, werewolves, witches, ghouls, etc.
Greenwood, Emery, Smedman, Gross, Whitney-Robinson, Byers, and Kemp collaborate in a 7 part fantasy that explores the mean streets of a city where everything has its price and even the wealthiest families will do anything to survive.
Rose Knight Linsha Majere, working undercover for the Solamnics Clandestine Circle, joins the bodyguard of the mysterious lord governor of Sanction. But the governor is not the only one who needs protection in a city threatened by an active volcano, a death ship filled with unknown plague and the subversive Knights of Neraka. But who will protect Linsha from her own heart?
Episode guide, plus each series is covered in terms of the circumstances of its production and the historical background. Also a section on the first project in nearly a decade, BLACKADDER BACK AND FORTH.
Dr. David Hutchins and the beautiful and telepathic alien pilot Raedawn Corona have one chance to extricate Earth from the Maelstrom. But the Union and Neo-Soviets must be willing to cooperate, before an evil species from the Pharons seizes the escape route.
A young thief robs the wrong man on the Verge planet Oberon. Now assassins of VoidCorp are trying to find him, Concord scientists are trying to use him, and a fraal mystic is trying to teach him about powers he never knew he had.
As the fires of rebellion burn on Thorin, a local militia leader holds the fate of the world in his hands.
Johnny Church and Kyra Damon would like nothing more than to be immortal. Yet Leticia Dreams the Truth Hardin is a bit hesitant to help them, which is understandable since they need her eyes for the task - she's a blue-eyed Crow. All of what is why Dan Cody finds himself speeding down a lonely highway heading for a showdown between the forces of darkness and light.
21 years after the defeat of the Empire at the battle of Endor the New Republic faces new threats to its peace and prosperity: a charismatic firebrand is inciting war between two planets, reports of rogue Jedi Knights practicing vigilante law are sowing seeds of mistrust and fear ... and beyond the Outer Rim, a mysterious aline race is mounting an invasion. These new threats bring Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo and Chewbacca together again.
Sequel to SPECTRE and DARK VICTORY. The alien Preservers, after a billion year absence, are now returning with a host of dark plans. In order to meet this threat, Kirk must come to an understanding with his evil mirror universe duplicate.
The Serene Prophet foresaw its downfall - tides of demon flooding out of the Shadowland. The leader of the Scorpion Clan seeks to avert the catastrope. To save the empire he will pay any price. He and the emperor's champion will battle each other to the death for that which they both hold dear: Rokugan.
An unspeakable evil stirs beneath the nation's capital, the gateway to a world of terror few have seen. The Hoffman Institute may be our only defense ... but is it part of the solution or part of the problem?
The Enterprise's tour of duty is coming to an end, but the crew's relief arrives badly damaged and in need of assistance. Before the ship can return home, the crew will have to join the bold new ship in facing the settlement's final and most deadly challenge.
Official episode-by-episode companion to the seven seasons of DEEP SPACE NINE.
In the dark and gothic world of Warhammer, the ravaging armies of the Ruinous Powers sweep down from the savage north to assail the lands of men: a dozen all-action fantasy stories drawn from the pages of INFERNO! magazine.
Castles in the sky ... fierce fortresses floating through the heavens, their mission to rain down missiles and winged draconian troops upon foes. A lone commander sets into motion a pact with a dark mage who has devised the ultimate fortress, imbued with power that has never been witnessed and an evil secret that threatens all magic users.
MAGIC THE GATHERING stories from such authors as J. Robert King, Jeff Grubb, Paul B. Thompson and Francis Lebaron.
A grief-stricken Han Solo seeks to escape the pain of his partner's death in adventure ... and revenge.
After accompanying her to several trendy nightspots, Angel writes his client's daughter off as a spoiled brat. Cordelia thinks Angel's too personally involved in this case, but the situation is worse than they suspect. Suddenly Angel is being pursued by an unidentifiable creature.
The Starship Enterprise leads a group of settlers to a far-off planet, defends them from alien invasion, and attempts to unravel the enigmatic riddles of the past.
Short stories set during the summer after sophomore year at Sunnydale High. Sniegoski, Navarro, West, Ruditis and Dokey are among the contributors.
A young magic-user sets out to avenge the murder of his teacher and save her son from a similar fate. Facing evil and treachery, he must brave the ruins of Dekanter to find a missing artifact that might be a clue to the source of all magic in the Forgotten Realms.
In the grim darkness of the far future there is only war! The new Gaunt's Ghosts adventure.
Now in paperback: the design and concept behind the visuals of the latest Star Wars movie.
First Officer Elizabeth Shelby and the rest of the crew are mourning the loss of the Excalibur and their captain as they await new assignments. Going their separate ways through the Alpha Quadrant they must face diverse challenges and dangers on their own.
Vulcan medical officer Dr. Selar is confronted with a child custody dispute. Meanwhile Lt. Robin Lefler and her enigmatic mother travel to the pleasure planet Risa, where they encounter a Starfleet legend...
It's the ultimate confrontation between good and evil when Xena and her friends must protect Helen from her brutal husband Menelaus, after he discovers where she is hidden.
Characters from the cult hit TV series HIGHLANDER spin their own tales of the fantastic and unexpected (by way of the actors who portray them) in this unique anthology.
An epidemic sweeps across Rokugan. The emperor falls ill while Shadowlands forces attack. With every death, the demon armies grow, swelled by the ranks of the plague victims. In this time of terror, the clans of Rokugan must band together to survive. Instead they touch off a world war: the Clan War has begun.
The ancient art of paper folding allows you to make your own origami Starfleet.
A black market courier journeys to the Verge where she must enter the virtual world of the mysterious Grid to hand-deliver a pair of data crystals to a contact known only as the Fool. When the exchange goes sour, she is forced into an unwilling alliance with an undercover agent in a desperate conflict between a crime syndicate, gunrunning terrorists, and her sadistic boss.
A young man and woman escape a pack of predators and strike out on their own, their lives taking parallel courses linked to the destiny of different tribes. But dark powers watch the rise of civilization with cold calculation and deadly intent.
Gareth is a student of magic, determined to become one of the Revered Magi. But he is also servant to the king's youngest son and becomes a pawn in his master's ambition to steal the throne meant for his older brother.
Genogoths. Since the time of Darwin, they have been the dark protectors of the X-gene, guarding humanity's next step in evolution and protecting lesser-powered mutants. Now one of the Genogoths' inner circle is running for her life - and asking Generation X for help. (Previously announced under the title MUTANT 911).