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Emma Merrigan has only recently discovered her time travel powers, and she must venture into the wasteland to rescue her imperiled mother.
A nuclear exchange between India and Pakistan leaves electronics on earth fried and the crew of the International Space Station stranded and in danger of tumbling out of orbit. Only former astronaut Scott Blackstone and his network of allies can mount a rescue.
5211 AD: wormholes are the key to the survival of human colonies spread across the galaxy. To safeguard the planets and these portals, the hardline rules of these "timeshafts" are strictly enforced. But when a patrol ship is attacked, all rules are blasted away in one deadly encounter - and it will take an intergalactic miracle to restore balance to the galaxy. Recommended.
When her widowed sorcerer father is killed, Spring takes refuge with the austere Order of Companions. There she places a personal ad, just looking for a pen pal - and finds it in Herb Moss, living on another planet, who wrongly believes she is looking for romance. When an evil wizard attacks her to get secrets of her father's, Spring flees to the only friend she can think of: Herb.
A truly mammoth book of awesome comic fantasy. It is mammoth, it is awesome, it is comic, it is fantasy. Truly.
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.
During the era of the Hundred Kingdoms, when Darkover is divided into a multitude of small belligerent domains vying for power and land, one corrupt and ambitious tyrant will not hesitate to use the terrifying matrix weapons in his bid for control of all of Darkover.
War now has once again overtaken the land and people of the Kingdom of Outremer and this time even the Ghost Walker may not be able, or willing, to save them.
In world on the brink of collapse - the tragic personal and emotional costs of pursuing illusory paradises in virtual reality.
In a city of false faces, who will discover your identity. Detective Lieutenant Dore Konstantin (of TEA FROM AN EMPTY CUP) pursues criminals and identity-crime in Artificial Reality.
Since their takeover of Obernewtyn, the secret community of Misfits has flourished, protected by isolation. Believing they have time to marshal new forces before the inevitable confrontation with the totalitarian Council, they work hard to develop their forbidden mental abilities. But in the midst of plans to rescue a powerful Misfit in a distant part of the Land, it is forseen by a futureteller that the fate of Obernewtyn depends on their quest.
Haiti is home to the most powerful, and most evil, voodoo master. Many thought him dead after a fiery attempt to destroy him, but he survived - scarred, deformed, and as powerful as ever. Now with the aid of dark forces at his command, he sets in motion a terrifying plan that will extend his control to unheard-of lengths.
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".
Marak has always hidden his madness - voices and visions that beckon him toward a silver tower. When betrayal brings him face-to-face with the mysterious dictator of his world, he is assigned a seemingly suicidal mission to cross the planet's vast desert and find that tower.
Writer John Newton leads a quiet life in the village of Skelbrooke, never giving a thought to the nearby cemetery, the Necropolis. But when letters begin arriving, demanding chocolate, beer and toys, John learns the hard way that an ancient entity resides beneath the Necropolis, with the power to punish those who refuse its demands.
In HOW LIKE A GOD Rob Lewis gave his friend Edwin the Pearl of Immortality. Seven years later the space shuttle ferrying Edwin home from the Moon catches fire. The lone survivor, Edwin is first hailed as a hero and then disappears. It's up to Rob to rescue him from the man desperate to seize the secret of immortality.
The long-awaited sequel to AEGYPT continues the tale of Rose Ryder, Rosie Rasmussen and her daughter.
Apropos makes his living as a thief, estranged from his prostitute mother and fatherless since his unfortunate conception. But when the death of a young girl rattles his conscience, he forms an unlikely alliance with a hero of true nobility. This alliance forces a belated but still unwelcome period of self-examination. And now he is approaching the moment he must choose between honour and safety.
Forensic astrologer Philipa Cyprion and Artemis Hadrien are on the Baderes space station investigating the murder of scientist Duriken Sunteel, who was only seconds away from resuscitating a dead planet.
The young apprentice mage, Pierette, discovers that the pages in the history books are fading away. Is the Black Time coming, when evil will reign supreme? The answer lies in the long ago, when Provence was a Roman camp, and Pierette must brave the otherworld to journey there.
640 pages of the the best stories of the year 2000.
A tapestry of court intrigue and fantasy adventure that evokes the classic fairy tale.
Link, a supercomputer from a future that should not exist, has used terror and gunpowder to forge the Malwa Empire in the 6th century. Aide, a human soul embedded in a jewel, has come back to halt evil's progress. Aide's ally Belisarius, the greatest general of the age, faces overwhelming numbers in a ring tightening around them. There is no room for maneuver and no safety in defeat. The armies gathered in Mesopotamia will decide the fate of the world - and the fate of the future.
With lancers and breech-loading rifles, with steamships and with galleys, the great general Belisarius is marching into the heartland of the Malwa Empire, the terrifying 6th century empire ruled by Link, the monstrous entity from the future. In a world aflame with treachery, assassination, and slaughter, he and his companions know only one thing: if they fail, their whole world is doomed to a living Hell for all time.
Bohannon pursues a one night stand, maybe the girl of his dreams or maybe just a common grifter, who lifted his wallet. He faces poisonous reptiles, bugs, floods, and the demands of the jungle only to wind up in the middle of a hunt for gold.
An outcast from his high-powered technological industry-driven community, Slocum just wants to escape his old life. Only one thing holds him back - his broken-down sloop. Without the right part Slocum is going nowhere. But a mysterious ship comes into the harbour, and strange forces soon sweep Slocum into a new quest that will complicate his life more than he'd ever imagined.
New in the Nanotech Cycle, which includes QUEEN CITY JAZZ and MISSISSIPPI BLUES. Marie Laveau is a mob boss resurrected from a hit by nanotechnology. Grateful, she will stop at nothing to spread the good news of nanotech through her hometown and beyond. Meanwhile a reclusive astronomer picks up some strange signals, clearly intelligent, emanating from space. Then worldwide radio blackouts occur. Recommended.
Nobody knows precisely what happened to young Kaspian Aaby during the four days he was missing. The sullen, disaffected teenager remembers a light, three evil leprachauns, his dead father, and a beautiful, ethereal, angel-like being. His stepmother sees the disappearance as an act of passive-aggressive rebellion and consigns him to the numbing psychological rigours of Jasper C. Winot's Model Remediation Program. Recommended.
15 assassin fantasy stories, including contributions from Huff, West, Reichert and Patton.
The first in a new series, companion to Hartwell's popular YEAR'S BEST SF, contains stories from Goodkind, Martin, Moorcock, Sheckley and others.
The irritable Chinese Water Dragons are the true reason the British have no summer. Karen is one such legendary creature, working as an estate agent until she learns her father has been kidnapped by a mob of livid weathermen. An increasingly angry Karen heads out on a quest to rescue her father. And some people start building Arks.
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 there were three worlds, each with their own people. Then, fleeing out of the void, on the edge of extinction, came the Charon. And the balance changed forerver. Now Rulke the Great Betrayer is free at last to use the deadly construct he has spent a thousand years perfecting. He needs only Karan's unique sensitive talent to succeed, and he has her trapped in the Nightland.
The adventures of Richard Hawkwood, who set sail years before to see if there really were a continent in the uttermost west and to claim its riches, are continued.
Conclusion to the series. The forces of Russia lay to waste the New World, and English troops make landfall, determined to reconquer the colonies. Trapped in between lies a motley crew who must save humanity.
Rani Trader is living in the palace of Morenia's new king. Holding the future of the glasswrights in her hands, she is determined to rebuild the guild. But a betrayal from within the castle snares Rani in a deadly web as an enemy of the kingdom assembles a very unusual army.
The human race is losing an interstellar war. A shipload of scientists is sent to a distant planet to study an artifact which is not only a powerful weapon, but possibly the key to a lost superscience.
The new Deryni novel brings closure: the pivotal, conclusive moment is about to be reached; the question left hanging for years is about to be answered. It is: Who will King Kelson marry? He faces the same dilemma that many of these medieval types confront - shall he marry for love or for political considerations?
Romance, swordplay and time travel - fantasy in the tradition of Diana Gabaldon. Dylan Matheson takes a broadsword in hand at a Medieval Faire and is transported back to 1713 Scotland. It will take all his skills, plus a bit of magic, just to survive.
Third in a series about the barbarian Fafhrd and his thieving and wizardly companion the Gray Mouser.
The colony world of Maya is run by the Changed: a carefully inbred aristocracy who have been altering their own genes and those of their children for generations. Every year the Changed generously allow a hand-picked group of human children to be tested alongside their own young - but the Changed know (as the humans do not) that it's a sham. Then, one year, Arsen arrives.
When aspiring writer Piper Dickerson inherits her late grandmother's Victorian cottage, she finds that the back door leads to an endless forest populated by a handsome elf, a mischievous dwarf, and a crotchety old wizard. But the gateway also leads to something darker, as Piper discovers the truth about her grandmother's death.
Set in the same future as DESOLATION ROAD. One young woman, Sweetness Octave Glorious-Honeybun Asiim 12th, becomes the person upon whom the future of Mars depends. Driven away from the locomotive that has always been her home by the thought of a boring marriage, she consults her dead twin, Little Pretty One, about her future. But that future will take in religous cults, artificial intelligences that are as god - and the gods themselves. Recommend.
640 pages. Modern and classic authors, themes and ideas, movies, TV series and award in A-Z format, with comprehensive index and cross-referencing system.
A phantasmic re-telling of the classic French fairy tale "East of the Sun, West of the Moon", in which a young woman enters into a strange, peril-filled marriage to a mysterious prince.
Romance, time travel and sorcery are woven together: the final volume of the Celtic saga begun in THE CHALICE AND THE BLADE and DREAM STONE. Morgan ab Kynan has been wrenched from his own time and thrust into the future. Now a golden-haired princess in tattered robes has bound him with a tracking bracelet.
Sequel to SILVERWING. Swept up in a perilous journey that takes them to the far southern jungle into the homeland of Goth, Shade and Marina must use all of their resourcefulness to rescue Shade's father - and stop Goth from creating eternal night.
The business of the Monks of History is to store time and pump it into the cities. But now there's a new problem. The construction of Discworld's first accurate clock starts a race against time for Lu Tze and his apprentice Lobsang Ludd.
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 seeminly impenetrable city, he needs the help of three unlikely allies: a guard, a thief, and a fortune teller.
Sequel to REVELATION CITY. Nanotechnology had transformed Chasm City into a Utopia, but now the Melding plague has transformed it again: into a gothic nightmare of twisted buildings, steam-driven machines and barely human predatory factions. The last thing it needs is ex-mercenary Tanner Mirabel. And the last thing Tanner needs is a damaged memory and dreams which bear on a centuries-old deep-space atrocity. Recommended.
Isham Stone, the world's second-best assassin, goes into the ruins of a city after the greatest killer of all time, Wendall Morgan Carlson. But Carlson is guarded by ghosts - beings from an ancient civilization that shared the Earth with humans for millions of years, and who have now declared war on the human race, all thanks to the man Isham has come to kill.
Conclusion to the Venus series. Mahala, a child of Venus conceived from rebel genetic material, must choose her destiny when the long-simmering conflict between Earth and Venus threatens to destroy the only life she has ever known.
Hugo nominee - recommended. An alien shuttle craft lands outside the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto and a six-legged two-armed alien emerges and says "Take me to a paleontologist". Apparently Earth and two alien planets all experienced five cataclysmic events at about the same time. The aliens believe that God has been playing with the evolution of life on each of these planets.
A plague has been unleashed upon the kingdom of Majipoor in the seventh and final volume in the cycle.
Abandoned as a child, Ukiah Oregon was found running with a wolf pack. Now considered one of the greatest trackers in the country, this private investigator puts his nose to the ground to track down missing fugitives. When he crosses paths with a criminal gang called the Pack, Ukiah discovers just how much he has in common with the Pack.
The Warlock's son, Gar Pike, roams the galaxy saving planets from their iniquitous selves.
40 short stories from black sf writers: Steven Barnes, Octavia Butler, Samuel Delany, Tananarive Due and Walter Mosley are the headliners.
Maine, 1820: a young woodcutter is lost in a blizzard and seeks refuge in a recluse's isolated cabin. There, a strange-tasting brew turns him into a vampire. Now, in modern-day Houston, his immortality is threatened by a deadly blood disease. Reinventing himself as a hematologist, he races against time to find the cure that will save him.
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.
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.
Monde D'Isle is a world engineered to preserve the balance between human and animal. Mevennen ai Mordha is considered not fit to live, but her devoted brother, Eleres, takes her to find a cure. Deep in the wilderness they encounter an emissary from a distant planet, charged with bringing utopia to their world. She promises to heal Mevennan - but it comes with a terrible price.
[Canadian author]. His first collection of stories.
[Canadian author]. Scott Warden is a slacker in a beach community in early 21st century Thailand - until he witnesses the appearance of a 200-foot pillar, composed of an exotic form of matter and bearing an inscription celebrating a victory 16 years into the future. But it is only the first such pillar. The next appears in downtown Bangkok, obliterating the city. Who is the warlord whose victories these pillars celebrate?
The first manned mission to Mars finds a new frontier of undreamed-of possibilities - and nightmarish consequences. It becomes clar that the race will not be to see who will get credit for the mission, but who will survive.
News of a mother lode of tech hidden deep within the ocean of the western territories - a place once known as Seattle - is luring tech traders, gangs and an army of sec men prepared to do the barons' bidding. Kane and Grant must infiltrate the salvage operation.
An immortal stranded in a remote stagecoach inn in the middle of the California desert, botanist Mendoza's life and work careen toward disaster - again - when the mirror image of her centuries-dead lover walks in through the station door. Recommended.
The acclaimed author of the weird and wonderful DARK SLEEPER returns with a novel as charming - and chilling - as a good old-fashioned ghost story.
When Finn the Master Lizard Maker creates a lizard timepiece, the mercurial Prince of Fyxedia sends him off to present the thing to the mysterious King of Heldessia. But Fyxedia and Heldessia have been at war for seven centuries, stuggling for control of a barren plain. Can Finn deliver the goods without getting himself killed? Or could it be the best thing that ever happened to him?
Seyonne, the slave-turned-hero of TRANSFORMATION, resumes the mantle of Warden, which allows him to free human souls from demonic possession. When he confronts a demon who is curious about humans, and does not destroy it, Seynonne's Ezzarian elders exile him. Now he must uncover the truth about the real relationship between the demons and the Ezzarians.
Fantasy. Cazaril has been a soldier, a slave, a courier and a courtier. He gains employment now as secretary to the Royesse Iselle, sister to the heir of Chalion's throne. The position will bring him face-to-face with old enemies and with a curse that taints the royal family he serves.
The Last Legion goes on their fourth, and fatal, mission - undercover, under suspicion, and ultimately, exposed. They travel from one galaxy to another gathering information on the Confederation, the power that holds together a thousand star systems, attempting to keep their secret from enemy forces long enough to discover the truth.
Paul Riviera is Impakto - an aborted child who refuses to die. But he has not realized this for thirty years, until he is approached by another such on a flight back to his home in the Philippines. His life begins anew. Rebuilt like a grand guignol Six Million Dollar Man after the plane he is travelling in crashes, Riviera and his artificer, Maximillia Marques, journey through unknown regions to destory both the lords of his own, impakto world, and the King of Heaven who created them.
A young bride is possessed by the vengeful spirit, writhing with the memories of blood and screams and pain and death, of a serial killer. Her husband, still unfamiliar with matrimony, is somewhat mystified by her subsequent behaviour.
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.
Series conclusion. The emperor of Magrast is dead, and while his eldest son is crowned successor, his other sons plot against him. Grand Queen Mother Tatrini plans to harness the ancient magical power of the elemental dragons and put her favourite son, Bayard, on the throne.
In the English army invading medieval France, Thomas of Hookton is an archer. However, he is also looking for the French knight who murdered his father and stole the holy relic, an old lance, that his father had protected.
Some of the ancient and dangerous spirits of Ireland known as the Gentry, followed the Irish in their immigration to North America, only to find the manitou already present. Now they wander homeless on city streets, dreaming of power, appearing only to those with the ability to see them. Bettina, living in wintry Kellygnow, an arts colony far from the Southwestern desert of her youth, is one of those who can see them - and she stays well away until the night one follows her to the woods and takes her hand. Hugo nominee. Recommended.
Using breakthrough technology, Sergeant Major Jimmy Dalton is learning to project his virtual self onto the real war - becoming an invisible soldier in the next stage of warfare's evolution. In his new mission of battling the seemingly limitless resources of drug cartels, he faces the greatest danger of his career.
The Duelists are the finest warriors mankind has ever produced. To be even accepted for training, a rookie will have to suffer a grueling series of tests - with the price of failure death.
Something very strange has been unearthed in a prehistoric burial mound. Renquist discovers that the being in the mound is Merlin - and he definitely differs from his reputation. To complicate matters, a barbaric clan of vampires kidnaps the sleeping Merlin, and then all hell breaks loose.
Sequel to HEART OF MYRIAL. The magical barriers that have held the land together for aeons are breaking down, letting hostile nations at one another's throats. The only hope for salvation lies in the Shadowleague, but they face new and greater dangers that threaten their very existence.
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.
Hekate flees her tyrannical father to the Caves of the Dead, where his magic cannot reach. She must undergo three bindings, the last of which is to assist one who is cursed never to escape the Caves.
Exiled from Vadanis, the homeland he risked his life to save, Terrel finds himself adrift on the ocean. Rescued by the villagers when he hits land, Terrel must quest to discover the truth - the truth that could save Vadanis as well as his rescuers.
All-new tales of genetic mutation, evolutionary errors and superhuman surprises. De Lint, Juff, Norman, Foster, Rusch, Bischoff, Patton, Nye, West and others.
Concludes the trilogy begun in RHAPSODY and PROPHECY. Rhapsody and Achmed seek out the offspring of the F'dor, hoping to use them to hunt it down, while Grunthor prepares the Boglands for war.
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.
Setting a course for a post-apocalyptic world, Hendrix tackles one of life's most enduring questions: What does it mean to be human?
BC author. In this sequel to FOOLS ERRANT, Filidor Vesh now bumbles through an attempt to squelch the machinations of a would-be political usurper. As a result, he must contend with an assortment of evil agents and the discovery of his true love - a ravishing beauty who knocks him down, steals his heart, and dares him to pursue her. Recommended.
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.
In a doomed world the survivors of a doomed mission to rescue an off-world colony are being hunted down and killed. The Far Warriors were chosen for their skill at operating fighting machines via environments. Now that the only paradises exist in virtual reality, the secret of what really lies in VR is a lethal one.
As the world slides towards the destruction initiated by the Regenisis group, society is falling apart as belief fragments. Now a law has been passed which sanctions mass religious suicide as long as the church registers itself. In a world where hardly anyone has much to live for, it's a dangerous law.
Firekeeper is a strange, feral young woman, raised with wolves. But she is apparently an heir to the recently vacated throne, and the pack sends her back to the humans, with her best friend, the wolf called Blind Seer. Can she learn to be a human and deal with the intrigues around the royal succession?
A band of wizards known as the Falcons, including shapeshifters Kait Galweight and Ry Sabir, struggle to wield ancient magic in their desperate battle against the soul-devouring necromancers called the Dragons. To defeat them, Kait and Ry must destory the source of the sorcerers' power - the Mirror of Souls. But if they succeed, they will lose the only weapon that can stop a demonic god who plans to enslave the world ... forever.
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. Arthur C. Clarke Award winner.
Orphaned street musician Eilish Eam survives only on applause and pennies on the streets of 1761 London, until Benjamin Franklin is awestruck by her gift. Erin Rushton is a famous classical musician in 2018 Seattle. But during her concerts, she begins to experience strange visions of a woman in the audience and a young girl in the past who needs her help.
Jonathan has progressed from tasting his own flesh to eating that of others. But when his wife discovers his grotesque secret, Jonathan's solution leads him to new extremes, and to a meeting with a mysterious stranger who holds the key to an evil force far greater than any Jonathan ever imagined.
Classic Norton: STAR GUARD and STAR SOLDIERS in a single, omnibus edition, presenting a far-flung intersellar future in which the first starships from Earth have burst out into the universe only to encounter the stagnant alien federation known as Central Control. Only as interstellar mercenaries can humans go to the stars.
TIME TRADERS and GALACTIC DERELICT in a single volume. The Soviets are sending agents back through time and coming back with advanced technology and weapons. The US has no choice but to launch its own time-transfer technology and challenge the Reds from ancient Britain to prehistoric America to the farthest reaches of interstellar space.
A new fantasy from the author of the FENCER trilogy.
4th in Canadian author Patton's saga of an alternate Great Britain. Camden DeKatherine is expected to be the perfect Branion Sword Knigth, dedicated to the realm's ruling Avatar of Flame. But instead, claimed by the Aspect of Wind, he is drawn into an ancient heresy which will challenge the power of the Living God.
An omnibus edition of the three Discworld novels SOURCERY, ERIC and INTERESTING TIMES.
When a white rat escapes its cage in a college bio lab, grad student Ben Collins follows the rodent into a storeroom - and through a secret gateway to another world. In this oddly medieval realm, practically everybody is a shapeshifter forced to transform daily from human to animal form. But Ben is the one who could really change their world - forever.
Love supernatural style. Four brand-new spell-binding stories, with a new Lt. Eve Dallas story from Robb and a new Anita Blake story from Hamilton.
Includes books #5, A PRIDE OF PRINCES, and #6, DAUGHTER OF THE LION, of the saga of the triumphs and exile of a warrior race of shapechangers.
From the author of SALT. Tighe lives on the World. It towers above his village and falls away below it. It is vast and unforgiving and it is everything they know.
Re-join the gang at the neighbourhood tavern to all time and space for the second in the series of Callahan stories.
Mike, a teen runaway, has sought refuge in Dreamworld, a fabulous Disney-esque theme park, figuring he'll lose himself behind the scenes. But someone else got there first. She looks like a 'character', but she's Annie, who had Mike's idea first - thirteen years ago. She helps him 'go under'. But there are others, who look like trolls. They're not from here at all. And each day there are more of them.
Before Spec Ops Squad training is completed, Sergeant Bart 'Dragon' Drak gets the news that the enemy Ilion Federation is making a push toward the core world, which would spell doom for Earth and its allies. Now, the Spec Ops Squad must hold off the Federation tide to the last man - or alien.
Entrepeneur "Leggy" Starlitz is a genius pop-culture technician who knows how to move product - and has made a bundle. Now he's looking for new capital as the road manager for the hot girl rock group G-7. But the band's welcome in the major developed world has worn out; it's time to export G-7 to the lesser-developed world. But G-7's impact on old tradition in these countries could spark the spookiest apocalyptic millenial confrontation imaginable.
In Chaldus, a land of bound magic, former ministers are being murdered. And it will take a former spy, Galatine Hazard, to catch the killer, a wily assassin who could bring the country to the brink of war - and unleash the power of the ancients.
Miriam Blaylock (of THE HUNGER) is still following the dry creekbed of her thirst. For years she has eluded the pursuit of Interpol agent Paul Ward. But now the two of them have set traps for another, each the predator and each the prey, revolving in a dance of complemented obsession.
Candle Bay is a small, isolated California coastal town where the Darling family of vampires live and peacefully run the Candle Bay Hotel and Spa. But now the Dantes, a rival vampire clan, have returned to seek vengeance for a century-old grievance.
In the wake of World War I, uneasy peace reigns between the United States and Confederate States of America ... but not for long.
Stranded on a barbaric world, Prince Roger MacClintock and his Royal Marines have won a major battle against local tyranny, thus earning the allies they sorely need if they're to make it home. But they have also made enemies, and half a world still separates them from the the enemy-held spaceport where they must face the energy weapons of a modern fortress with nothing more than those objects you frequently see soldiers carrying around, especially when charging, but the word escapes me.
A new collection of her short fiction.
Humanity is facing extinction, and humans are in desperate need of a new home. The only possibility is the planet Pandora, which is a near match to Earth. But when people arrive on the planet, they find terror instead of refuge.
Gunhild, daughter of a 10th century Norse chieftain, is sent away to learn the magic of a pair of shamans. She learns well and uses her power to summon her heart's desire, Eirik Blood-Ax. But it is not enough to prevent Eirik's death at the hands of his vicious rivals. Still, the sons they conceived will each become kings, and Gunhild's own struggles are far from over.
The former nuclear testing grounds of the Marshall Islands are now the kingdom of the grotesque Lord Baron Kinnison. His sec men are in hot pursuit of the companions after their narrow escape to the neighbouring pirate-ruled Forbidden Island.
Our heroes must face their greatest test yet: a quest that will set Raven against Raven.
Llesho was only 7 when the Harn invaded Thebin, slaying his father and selling the boy into slavery. On Pearl Island he was trained as a diver - until a vision changed his life completely. The spirit of his newly-dead teacher revealed the truth about Llesho's royal family - his six brothers were still alive but had been sold into slavery into distant lands. Now, to free them and himself, Llesho must train as a gladiator. He must go face to face with sorcerers. And gods. And more.
Charlemagne has massed his army in Geneva, poised to conquer Italy. Meanwhile the mercenary forces of King Desiderus are on the other side of the Alps, ready to attack anyone who goes over the mountain passes. Between them are the shapeshifters, protected by their leader Maenial and his bride Regeane. But in a short time war destroys everything.
Walker Boh, the last of the Druid, and his companions continue their journey deep into the land of the unknown in search of forbidden magic. But what awaits them at the ned - an enigmatic presence known as "Antrax" - may prove too powerful even for the Druid.
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.
Chicago's finest wizard-for-hire, Harry Dresden, faces the toughest foe of his career: the ghost of an evil wizard, who invades people's nightmares and uses other ghosts as lethal weapons.
First of a trilogy based on the lives of Biblical women.
A novella each from four key British sf authors: Stephen Baxter, Peter F. Hamilton, Paul McAuley and Ian McDonald.
When her friend Santee St. John vanishes into the lush and dangerous wilds of Central America, American Margaret Mayfield abandons a world obsessed with virtual living and, with the help of teenage rebel Webster Webfoot, enters the wilderness in search. In his wake Santee has left clues to a conspiratorial outrage: the road to total ruin that the powerful are secretly constructing winds all the way to Mars.
A collection of Davidson's historical fantasy, tales of the strange Mitteleuropas, and of magic in Victorian England and on the American frontier.
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.
In the aftermath of a victorious alien invasion, one man emerges from the wreckage. Jack Manning used to kill in the line of duty. Now he's the last hope of an enslaved earth.
Halloween stories from Kress, MacLeod, Waldrop, Friesner, Sanders, Watt-Evens and many more.
Reptilian and insectoid monsters, commanded by wizards who are no longer human, are converging on the kingdom, as Garric and his sister Sharina struggle with the gathering chaos. Their friend Cashel is in a place not of this world, while Ilna studies a pattern more complex than the even skills learned in Hell can master. Meanwhile the Mistress watches all from the blackness within her tomb.
An opulent Carnivale ball in Venice takes a terrifying turn for book critic Jordan Riley. As festivity turns into frenzy she is rescued by a powerful man disguised as a wolf. Now, as she is led on a nightmare journey, her mysterious saviour is a constant shadow behind her.
When King Ambrose suddenly dies, it falls to Princess Malinda to protect her infant brother, the designated successor, from traitors plotting to seize the throne. Her only allies are the Blades of the Royal Guards.
The complete Ivory saga in one volume - the adventures and loves of a scholarly woman who travels to the only planet in the galaxy where magic actually works. Includes THE GATE OF IVORY, TWO-BIT HEROES, and GUILT-EDGED IVORY.
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.
Married to the beautiful Kiru and enjoying an endless surfside honeymoon on the resort planet of Cafe World should be enough for any man. But not Wayne Norton. Lying on the beach, he just can't help wishing that something would happen. An ancient Terran proverb advises against such wishes.
For the Xena-deprived: Roberson, Sherman, Duane, Good, Cox, Friesner, Nye, Cameron, Bischoff and many more weigh in with a story featuring the Warrior Princess.
The Dream is a plateau of mental existence where people can communicate by the power of their thoughts alone. But the people known as the Silent have learned that one of their own, a powerful Silent capable of seizing control of other people's bodies against their will, is endangering the Dream. And if the 'normals' learn of this, both the Dream and the Silents themselves are in danger.
Utopia has been achieved, but Hamilton Felix is bored. And he is, as far as genetics can produce one, the ultimate man. However, Hamilton's life is about to become less boring. A secret cabal of revolutionaries want him to join their Glorious Revolution. But they are about to find out that recruiting a superman is definitely not a good idea.
Second of the prequels to DUNE by Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson, working from the extensive outlines, journals and notes left by Frank Herbert. Leto Atreides, now Duke Leto, Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, Jessica, Gurney, Halleck, and Duncan Idaho pursue the destiny that will lead inexorably to Arrakis. Recommended.
Ben Raines and his army must spring to the defense of their erstwhile enemy, the United States, when that soft and crippled nation is attacked by a Near East warlord. You see, underneath that severe, uncompromising expression, Ben is just a sensitive, sentimental sweetheart. He can't stand to see an old animal suffer. Besides, he just loves to kick Near East warlords in the vitals, again and again, until they're writhing on the ground, screaming for mercy.
British Fantasy Award Nominee. Jack Chambers is led on a journey of the flesh and spirit through the ancient landmarks of Rome to a group of people who will stop at nothing in their pursuit of invisibility, a goal they believe is tied to the colour indigo - a slice of the spectrum that the human eye never sees. As Jack becomes further entrenched in this dark world, he soon sees that indigo will not only lead to places of unknown treachery, but also, ultimately, to madness.
A Bolo Mark XXXIII leads in an all-out strike against the Aetryx. But the battle turns into disaster and Col. John Streicher and his men and Bolos find themselves stranded in the hellfire of battle as Bolo battles Bolo-human hybrid. Then they uncover a hidden secret with staggering implications. What if the Aetryx aren't slavers after all?
A vicious battle for control of the solar system is being waged by two sets of colonies, but both are beset by a growing number of so-called "space-pirates". Inexperienced young Hunter Blake and his fellow passengers are kidnapped by a band of these pirates. Are they terrorists or freedom fighters? Hunter will have to make a deadly choice.
Conclusion. The land of Everien is in chaos. The Sekk have vanished, Jaya Paradox and the timeserpent are loose, and Istar's winged lover has permanently divided into three selves, one of whom is a mysterious Sekk warrior named Taratel. Now Istar, Taratel, Jaya and Tarquin the Free are on the most important quest of all - to knit both Everien and themselves together again. Confusion abounds.
Barry and Maureen have just been approved as tenants by the Association. Pity they never read the fine print on the lease. In this gated community the Association retains the right to approve your decor, your landscaping, your friends, and your job. Any attempt to leave will be stopped. Any infraction of the rules is punishable by death.
A menagerie of fantasy stories about miscellaneous animals. Includes all-new original stories from Nye, West, Rsuch, Sherman, Elrod, Edghill, Braunbeck and others.
16 tales of macabre doings in a quaint village with gruesome secrets, inspired by Lovecraft's "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" (included), with contributions from Ramsey Campbell, Gaiman, Lumley, Basil Cooper and more.
In a future world barely touched by the passing of centuries, Hariba and Akhmim are a pair of misfits in a society that refuses to acknowledge their humanity.
Sarah's parents were murdered and she was left for dead, four years old, in the wilds of the Sierras. But Sarah was rescued by a wolf who had lost her cubs, and accepted into the pack.
The druid priestess Mirandel, in saving the Seven Circles, was forced to break the sacred law and was condemned to live seven lifetimes as a human. Now she has returned, a changed being. And now evil threatens the Circles again. Can she still defend the Circles?
Alcibiades and the Peloponnesian War.
The Ship that travels the universes is larger than many planets, housing thousands of alien races and just as many secrets. Now one of those secrets has been discovered: At the centre of the Ship is a planet. When a Ship team is sent to investigate, will they return with the origins of the Ship - or bring doom to everyone on board?
Welcome to Lady Sally's, the House that is a home - the internationally (hell, interplanetarily) notorious bordello. Lady Sally, like her famous husband, time-traveling bartender Mike Callahan, doesn't even insist that her customers be human - as long as they have good manners. Meet a dominatrix who cannot be disobeyed, a moronic man-monster even the Mafia doesn't want to mess with, and a werewolf with a distinct difference.
Ex-SEAL Jack Kirkland is on a mission that will lead him to an earth-shattering discovery: devastating secrets and a power an ancient civilization could not contain have been case out into a modern day - forces that will forever alter a world racing toward its own destruction.
The perenially popular Gallowglass family has three weddings to plan. But what Warlock wedding could be complete without an army of monsters threatening the planet?
The chilling confessions of a sociopath's ghost ... A cuckolded man's descent into evil and revenge ... a collection of 7 stories.
Mythical history: two kings, two realms and two wars for England to win - or to lose. One could weaken the mortal empire. The other could destroy the world.
Vivienne Courbet, first met in earlier books in the series, was born in 1690 and reborn as a vampire in 1719. Now, three centuries later, she is figurehead of the Cadre, a vampire fellowship in Manhattan, when war is declared on the Cadre.
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.
The Pax is sure that angels - particles emitted by the black hole called Angelmass and held in a special containment field - are part of an alien plot to subvert the group of colonies known as the Empyrean. The angels have a quality that makes it impossible for its bearer to act unethically, and are used by the Empyrean to keep their officials honest. The Pax sends a spy, Kostas, to the Empyrean to try to alter the balance of power.
2057. Zachary Nixion Johnson is the last Private Investigator on Earth. Consequently it is his job to save the world from a nuclear-powered, genocidal exotic-dancing fembot.
A demon named Dren escapes from hell and must save one soul on Earth before his own can be redeemed.
The Garou confront a dangerous beast in the heart of Serbia and find they must gain information on the beast throught the blighted lands.
War against the Shadows is inevitable, and the ruling Circle orders the techno-mages into hiding. Galen, the only mage to face the Shadows and live, is driven to hunt and kill Eilzar, the traitor who murdered the beautiful mage Isabelle. Dispatched to the Shadows' ancient capital, Galen will find everything he seeks - including a shocking legacy that threatens to consume his very soul.
Escorting a mystic computer hacker to the Hoffman Institute plunges Jeane, Fitz, and Ngan into a desperate life-or-death struggle to recover the legendary, long-lost Holy Grail.
Earth, 1974: Gary Seven, an undercover operative for an advanced alien species, watches in alarm as a program to create an artificially enhanced race of superhumans comes to fruition. He is particularly distressed to see the youth named Khan Noonien Singh come to adulthood.
Long ago an alien leadership ordered one of its agents to conquer Earth. The X-Men stopped him, but the victory cost their teacher, Professor Xavier, the use ofhis legs. Now Professor X has evidence of a massive secret invasion by that same race, and he sends the X-Men around the world to seize key pieces of technology to create a weapon powerful enough to stop the attack force.
Jon Sable's life as an African game warden ended when poachers killed his wife and family. Now he is in New York, trying to supress his savage desire for revenge - until he learns an enemy with an old score to settle is out to kill him.
The son of one of the Heroes of the Lance and his wizard companion journey to Flotsam to recover the body of the wizard's father. They quickly discover that her father isn't dead but missing. To compound their situation, a red dragon is terrorizing the population.
In L.A. Angel and Buffy compare notes and realize they are both dealing with cases of missing teens - most of them children of the rich and powerful. They quickly reach the obvious conclusion: renegade scientists from Sunnyvale have opened a portal into another reality and are shoving teenagers through it.
The wasteland world of Bhekar Ro became the greatest prize in the Terran Sector after a violent storm unearthed an alien artifact. Now forces from the Zerg, the Portoss and Humanity converge to claim the lost secrets of the most powerful species the universe has ever known.
Sequel to SPINE OF THE WORLD. The dark elf Jarlaxle is bent on becoming all-powerful. Yet, once he has the Crystal Shard, he is overcome by the evil artifact's demonic force. His assassin compatriot, Artemis Entreri, attempts to break him free, but to no avail. They seek the assistance of the virtuous Cadderly.
As the Voyager crew races against time to save millions of refugees from an imminent stellar cataclysm, Seven of Nine becomes the target of several random, but potentially lethal "accidents". The investigation reveals a truth more terrifying than anyone ever imagined.
Novelization of the computer animated film. An insidious alien presence consumes the energy of a devasted Earth of 2065 AD, killing the planet one life at a time. Only Dr. Aki Ross, a brilliant young woman haunted by dreams of death, may hold the key to saving the world.
Jacen Solo must reconcile using the Force as a tool for good against fighting the dreaded Yuuzhan Vong aliens, as Han and Leia work to help the refugees flooding onto the planet Duro. They do not know that the aliens have chosen Duro as their next target.
Days after the events of AVATAR, Dr. Bashir faces his darkest nightmare when Section 31 compels him to undertake a mission to stop one of their own. But this renegade is no ordinary agent. The genetically enhanced Dr. Ethan Locken dreams of remaking the galaxy in his own image and creating a new empire based on the example of the infamous Khan Noonien Singh!
Commisar Gaunt and his Ghosts are back in action at the forefront of battle on a vital shrine-world of the deepest tactical and spiritual importance. But as the counter-attack from Chaos rages, Gaunt is sent after a priceless relic - the remains of the ancient saint who first led humanity to these stars.
Novelization of the new movie based on the 1968 movie based on the 1963 novel by Pierre Boulle.
From renting a landspeeder to bargaining with a Hutt, this official resource book explains what to say and how to say it, for intrepid travelers in the Star Wars galaxy. Illustrated by Sergio Aragones.
Aliens that disappears twenty years earlier through a gigantic Gateway now return with incredible new weapons and abilities, causing the Challenger no end of grief.
All-action short stories set in the never-ending conflict between the champions of dark and light.
Low-level programmer Roy Kilaro wants desperately to become an elite operative and experience some real action in the battles between the megacorporations. But a routine business trip to Boston lands him at ground zero of a running battle for survival.
The brutal Yuuzhan Vong are scouring the universe for Jedi to slaughter. With no help from the divided New Republic, the Jedi stand alone against a seemingly invincible foe.
12 original stories set in MAGIC THE GATHERING and dealing with the ancient race of dragons.
A splinter group of the Resistance has chosen fourth grade school teacher Cecilia Roman to assassinate Zo'or. Now it is up to her ex-student Augur to keep his favourite teacher alive long enough to get her in the clear.
The ambitions of a priest of the dragon cult and the incursions of a savage band of warriors threaten the peace and prosperity of the village of Yala-tene. Chief Amero and the bronze dragon Duranix struggle to hold things together.
Kirk and crew have bypassed a hostile computer program and are now exploring an artificial planetoid in hopes of discovering the secret of the Gateway that has thrown the Enterprise a thousand light-years away.
Bitter rivals for power Victor Steiner-Davion and his sister Katrina maneuver their forces on the brink of civil war - even as their young brother Arthur begins his own rise. But Katrina is about to unleash a ruthless campaign that could rid her of the young upstart Arthur - and will strike at the very heart of her hated brother Victor.
As Lt. Nog and Ensign Thirishar ch'Thane search for a way to shut down the Gateways, a planet near DS9 is threatened with destruction from the distant Delta Quadrant. Col. Kira Nerys and some unexpected allies fight to avert disaster on a planetary scale.
Based on the tv series. An American astronaut is stranded on a living starship filled with bizarre alien beings. The starship is dying of an infection and the only cure within light-years belongs to the leader of a band of space pirates. The pirates also hold captive the daughter of a deposed ruler of a vast interstellar empire. Tension mounts.
The divided colonists of the planet Chiron become immersed in new crises. Shen-ji Yang and Lady Deidre Skye, although oceans apart, must seek an alliance to overcome the forces arrayed against them.
The Iconians, who created the network of interdimensional Gateways, are offering to sell their secrets of advanced technology to the Federation and have reactivated the network. Picard and the Enterprise must deal with the ensuing chaos.
Among the dark streets of the city move thieves and cutthroats. And they don't like independent operators like Lhasha Moonsliver. But when she hires a former fighter, now the town drunk, as a bodyguard, she gets more than she bargained for. Together they'll have to battle the thieves' guild, the Cult of the Dragon, and other, dark foes. And a fallen man will have to remember the proud warrior he once was.
Never before has the city of Baldur's Gate faced so deadly a threat. An army grows outside its walls - an army of the undead. These beasts are just pawns, of course, but who is the chessmaster? Three heroes rise to find out.
The apocalypse has come and gone, leaving a blasted landscape and a civilization torn asunder. The world has turned to pit fights and blood contests where quick wits and a good grip on a blade may keep a man alive for another day. In this milieu arises an artifact of compelling. None can resist it. All desire it. But only one can hold it.
The Dragon clan, wrapt in tattoos and riddles, have dwelt secluded in their mountain fortress for a thousand years. But now they have emerged. What draws them out? Whispers have always said that the Great Dragon would emerge only at the end of the world. He has emerged.