hc = hardcover, tp = trade (oversized) paperback, [UK ed] = British publication, [CDN ed] = Canadian publication. Default is US publication.
Please note that this listing is not exhaustive; we have many more (several hundred more) titles coming during this period.
Goliath is the nuclear submarine Commander Rocky Jackson designed a decade earlier, a top secret project he thought had been cancelled when its biochemical computer brain could not be controlled.
Stories of a future without cyberspace, without virtual reality, without AIs and simulations, and without the Web. Baxter, Brin, Cadigan, di Filippo, Resnick & Kenyon, Rucker, Stirling, and Swanwick are among the contributors.
Humans discover that, in unwittingly setting fire to gas-giant planets and committing genocide against the alien Hydgrogues, they have awakened an ancient, fearsome and merciless enemy. They now discover new alien races - but will these be allies or foes?
After the first flowering of the Terran Empire, which has grown increasingly decadent and corrupt, other civilizations in the galaxy threaten to take over Terra's worlds. Into this scenario steps Dominic Flandry, half-Hans Solo, half-James Bond.
Ayla and Jondalar complete their epic journey across Europe, join Jondalar's people, the Zelandonii, and face new and perilous challenges.
Poor and minority children are imprinted with the personality traits of Alexander Marcus, a black man who raised himself up from poverty to become one of the wealthiest, most powerful men in America. The children become focused, driven, inventive, intelligent and love learning. But there is a mysterious darkness to them, a surprising ruthlessness. For Alexander Marcus's terrible secret life has also been imprinted on more than a thousand children.
The DAWN OF AMBER trilogy will expand the Amber universe and answer the important questions left open, including how Amber was created, by whom and why. The events in the trilogy will precede those in the existing novels, but follow some of the same, immortal characters. We will discover how Chaos and Amber came to be at war and the true nature of the universal, sentient forces that Amber and Chaos represent.
Guinevere, with dragons, shapeshifting wolves, magic, pirates and romance.
Paul and Penny Mason are spending the summer at the family lake house in a last ditch effort to save their crumbling marriage. Ghost story.
Magic, suspense, adventure and love - from ancient Egypt to present-day America. Three immortal souls are united by fate and a fearless ambition that will change the course of history.
Magic and murder in the streets of Bordertown, a city on the edge of Fairie. Sunny Rico is a cop's daughter who became a cop herself. In order to prevent her city's destruction she must enlist the help of a young man who is on the run from human society and his own past.
Vincent Ettrich discovers that he has died and been brought back to life - but with no idea why. Gradually he learns that he is needed so that his unborn son can be taught what he learned on the other side. But Vincent can remember none of that.
7 stories from one of the most acclaimed young SF writers in years.
Lazarus Deep is a deepwater lake on the North Yorkshire Moors, a lake that does more than claim unwitting victims. Some may call the creatures that inhabit the dark waters vampires, but they desire more than just blood - far more.
Sequel to THE FOREVER KING and THE BROKEN SWORD. Arthur Blessing now must claim his long-awaited destiny. But as in the legend, Guinevere stands between Arthur and victory. Her intimate connection with the Holy Grail may force Arthur to make a terrible sacrifice.
Wizardry Cursed and Wizardry Consulted in one volume. Now programmer/wizard Wiz Zumwalt has to deal with a deadly curse laid on him, a couple of computer criminals from his own world, and a group of dragons who view his activities with alarm.
14 stories about the challenges workers will face in space. James Gardner, Josepha Sherman, Robert J. Sawyer and Alison Sinclair are included.
Arthur has reappeared after 1500 years and has chosen to start his comeback trail in New York, New York, running for Mayor. He is a promising candidate - a born leader with good looks and charisma. If only he can keep Morgan Le Fey and Mordred under control and out of the gossip columns, his grassroots campaign in the five boroughs has some chance of appealing to the voters.
Sequel to KNIGHT LIFE. Arthur Pendragon is now in the White House. But his wife Gwen is left at death's door after an assassination attempt and Arthur must seek the Holy Grail in order to save her.
Apropos is leading a quiet existence as a tavern owner. All that changes abruptly when the sorceress Sharee re-enters his life with the forces of the war-like Lord Bellicose hard on her heels - and the medieval era's most notorious antihero suddenly finds himself in the middle of events that he wanted no part of.
From the age of the gods to the age of man, one creature has watched from the shadows, waiting for his moment. His name is Nosferatu, and he has shadowed human history from the beginning with his unspeakable strength and a terrifying thirst.
14-year-old Garth accompanies his physician father into the mines of Escator where scores of hardened criminals work endlessly, harvesting a precious commodity known as Gloam. Like his father, he is gifted with the healing Touch. He lays hands on one prisoner and discovers a horrifying secret that could shake the kingdom of Escator to its foundations.
The Great Working - the effort to do the unthinkable and reunite a galaxy long sundered by the Gap Between - remains incomplete, left unfinished in the aftermath of the dissolution of Arekhon's Mage-Circle.
Two dozen stories in 672 pages represent the best of 2002.
The Dark Hand is preparing to strike. The only thing Jason is certain of is that he has to find the missing Gate to Haven, but even the Haven Dragon - who had been helpful to Jason in the past - refuses to assist him in his desperate quest.
Magic and magical quests, war and deception, sex and romance, exotic cultures and landscapes. Karla, a young knifemaker, comes to the Allfair to ply her trade. A compulsive rock climber, she climbs Fallas Rock, sacred to the Istrians. To them it is blasphemy, a capital offense, for a woman to set foot on the Rock. Karla must cut her hair and go into hiding. Meanwhile a mysterious albino man has appeared among the nomadic Footloose at the Allfair. He is accompanied by two sorcerous entities and is selling maps to a legendary arctic fortress.
At the most recent Allfair, where ancient enemies put aside their differences, disaster struck and open hostilities flared once between Eyra and Istria, threatening all-out war. Now Virelai, once a magician's apprentice, hides among the Footloose with his stolen magic, unable to use it. And now Aran Aranson is risking everything on a quest for a mythical arctic fortress. And now Saro Vingo must learn to conquer the magical powers he has been given by a dying Footloose magician.
Sequel to THE BONE DOLL'S TWIN. Tobin is still a woman ensorcelled in a man's shape, still the last hope of the people of Illior. With the unsuspecting yet fiercely loyal Ki at his side, Tobin must turn traitor against the only blood ties (s)he has left. He must lift the masks of Skala's rulers to show their true colours - before he can reveal the power of the woman within himself. Recommended.
Sequel to 1632. Hurled back in time into the Thirty Years War by a mysterious cosmic force, the West Virginian coal miners led by Mike Stearns have allied with the King of Sweden to form the Confederated Principalities of Europe. Cardinal Richlieu, effective ruler of France, is bent on their destruction. As the greatest naval war in European history erupts, Mike's 'native' wife is trapped in war-torn Amsterdam, and his sister is a prisoner in the Tower of London. But Mike has some very explosive plans for correcting that situation.
Jules, a feckless, overweight vampire, has watched his neighbourhood go to hell - and now a new vampire is looking to drive him out. Jules must find a way to contend with life's hurdles without getting a stake through the heart. Recommended.
Sequel to A BOY AND HIS TANK. A general in virtual reality warfare is in danger of becoming a low-ranking corpse in real-time. Mickolai Derdowski discovers he is just a tank commander, after all, and that his war was all in virtual reality. But now his planet of New Kashubia is about to experience a real war, and one that can't be settled in cyberspace.
The long-awaited follow-up to OF MASQUES AND MARTYRS. Peter Octavian, once a vampire, is now a powerful mage - the only man powerful enough to stop a supernatural armageddon.
Richard Rahl, the Sword of Truth, has been poisoned. With the shadow of death looming, the empire crumbling before the invading hordes, and time running out, Richard is offered not only his own life but the salvation of a people, in exchange for delivering his wife, Kahlan, into bondage to the enemy.
Nanotechnology has transformed the world. Sentient cities sit alongside ruined landscapes, radio and electronic communications have disappeared. And now people are starting to disappear, and unearthly lights have begun to appear in unexpected places. In Crescent City Jason Peabody makes a startling discovery that sets him on a journey to reveal the mysteries that have transformed his world.
Toby Dexter is a slave to his own daily grind - nine-to-five at the local bookstore. But one evening he gets a reprieve in the form of a beautiful woman riding the same train, a woman who opens a door that wasn't there before. The door to Mysterie.
Glorious finale of the Winterlands (DRAGONSBANE) series. As the pitched battle against the Hellspawn rages in the season of the Dragon Star, dragonslayer Lord John has been condemned to death for consorting with demons.
Best fantasy stories of the year include works by Gaiman, Le Guin, and Tanith Lee.
Young adult fantasy. 14-year-old Devon is no ordinary kid - he is, in fact, a sorcerer of the Order of the Nightwing. But he is unaware of his heritage. He comes to live at Ravenscliff, a mansion overlooking the coast of Rhode Island and positioned over one of the largest Hellholes in the world.
CAPTIVES and BREEDING GROUND in one volume.
Two horror novels in one volume: DEATH DAY and RENEGADES.
When the great fire of 1835 burns New York City's downtown, Archie Prescott thinks he's lost everything. In the midst of ancient magic and a crafty demon god, Archie soon finds himself with the power to save the world - or drown it in sacrificial blood.
Elements of the Kabbalah and physics are woven together with doorways to other worlds. Rabbi Aharon Handalman finds a man's name enciphered in the sacred text of the Torah: Yosef Kobinski. Kobinski turns out to be a Polish physicist, dead for five decades, and author of a work on energy wave equations. Physicist Jill Talcott meets Handalman in Germany and they discover that Kobinski did not die at Auschwitz, but made himself vanish in a blaze of fire.
Balu, Campbell, Etchison, Grant, Hirshberg, Kidd, Kilpatrick, McAuley and Conrad Williams apppear in this year's harvest.
Talon of the Morrigantes was an ancient Celtic warrior who incurred the wrath of a god and was cursed to bring death to every woman who loved him. Now in modern-day New Orleans, the immortal Talon meets a woman who, against his will, makes him love again.
Omnibus includes THE STEERSWOMAN and THE OUTSKIRTER'S SECRET in a single volume. As every wizard in the world searches for her, steerswoman Rowan and the warrior-poet Bel uncover more and more hidden knowledge. As the new truths accumulate, the two women edge closer to the single truth that lies at the centre.
Stories by Andre Norton, Diane Duane, Deborah Turner Harris and many more appear in this follow-up to TALES OF THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR.
After the tragic events in THE CHROME BORNE, Conal, elven car racer, is wracked with the deep pain and sorrow that only the Sidhe, ageless and immortal, can know. But when his human friend, ace car mechanic Dottie, finally persuades him to get some badly need R&R, and they both head for Florida, they run into some badly troubled teens - and signs that the human world is about to be invaded by the evil elves of the Unselieghe Court.
The misery of waiting for a connecting flight at an airport leads to the accidental discovery of alighting on other planes of existence in this humourous and poignant series of stories.
After being left to raise his two children alone, Dylan Matheson is leading a quiet life in 18th century Scotland as a farmer - until he must once again take up arms against the hated British, unaware that he's being manipulated by Morrighan, the goddess of war, who wants to change the course of history.
Modern-day Dylan Matheson (of SON OF THE SWORD) returns to 18th century Scotland, where as a hunted outlaw he faces every mortal danger to reunite with his true love.
The master vampire Marquis de Sade is determined to find the woman who has made his life hell for two centuries and to destroy her once and for all. His quest leads him to a seemingly normal suburban family in America - but they, too, are vampires - and are as dangerous as de Sade.
Corus is a world of humans, also strange animals and supernatural creatures. When young herder Alcuis is captured and enslaved, he gradually realizes that he and his talent have a central role to play.
In Baltimore's trendy new eatery, Angel Cafe, a psychic reveals to Katerina Piretti the truth behind the death of her fiance from suicide - a death mysteriously linked to the mystical world of fortune telling.
Sequel to THE FIFTH SORCERESS. After the battle against the bloodthirsty Sorceresses of the Coven has finally been won, the royal palace of Eutracia lies in ruins, the land is lawless, and Price Tritan - forced by the Coven to murder his father - has been thrust into the ultimate battle for his life, his land, and the course of destiny.
New Man-Kzin stories from Larry Niven, Poul Anderson, Paul Chafe, and Hal Colebatch: the Kzin are back with new weapons, new strategies, and new leaders.
The world of BEAST MASTER and LORD OF THUNDER is revisited. Tani is daughter of a heroic Beast Master who died to save a planet from the same Xik invaders who destroyed Hosteen Storm's homeworld Earth.
Tiffany Archer's little brother has been stolen by the Queen of Fairies. Not entirely a bad thing, in Tiffany's opinion. Still, she will have to get him back. She has a weapon (a frying pan) a magic book (The Diseases of Sheep) and the help of the Wee Free Men, a group of pixies thrown out of Fairyland for being drunk and disorderly.
When the great war queen Antiope fell in love with Theseus and fled with the Greeks, the mighty Amazon nation rose up in rage.
In this universe breathable atmosphere extends out between the planets and a fierce debate rages across a medium-tech civlization about whether anything at all exists beyond that atmosphere. The reader is fundamentally implicated in the answer to that question.
The discreet little Key West bar named simply "The Place" has been discovered by the Mafia. Our strange collection of heroes must deal with "Little Tony Donuts" and his scheme to establish the classic protection racket among the local taverns.
The coastal town of Falls Church, Massachusetts has a disturbing history of violence. Victoria Kennelly has never forgotten the night a fire killed her family and something beyond description claimed her childhood friend. Now things are happening again.
A homage to FLATLAND. Joe Cube, employed by a Silicon Valley startup, takes home an experimental machine. He turns it on and finds himself contacted by Momo, a woman from the fourth dimension. In return for helping her with a scheme, he's given a four-dimensional vision that comes in handy at the Vegas blackjack tables. But Momo's scheme turns out to have angles Joe couldn't have imagined.
Miles Flint suspects foul play in the death of an ailing fellow Retrieval Artist. Equally suspicious is the sudden death of a young woman during the Moon's prestigious Extreme Marathon. As Flint investigates, an ominous connection begins to emerge.
From 3000 years in the past to 2500 years in the future, the action leaps from the volcanoes and terraformed oceans of Mars to Jupiter space to the Plains of Ilium during the Trojan War, to the wildly changed Earth of the distant future.
Conclusion to the future history series, telling the tale of Adam Zimmerman, developer of the technology of emortality, and his long-delayed awakening into the 35th century.
At the exclusive, isolated Greenbriar University: a new invitee into the Fata Morgana, a secret society within the elite Gamma Eta Pi sorority, is drawn into the sorority's ever-tightening, unnatural circle of its sisterhood.
1924. In the United States the Socialists control the White House, but in the Confederacy the fascist Freedom Party is growing. If elected there, Jake Featherson will be in position to launch revenge against the blacks in the South and the hated enemy to the North. Canada remains annexed by the United States, but the embers of anger still glow hot, and rebellion is coming.
The young teenaged Conan has a crush on the weaver's daughter next door. It is likely to be a doomed love, because after Conan crushes, there is often little left but a greasy smear. The girl is unaware of Conan's feelings, supposing that his clumsy attempts at a caress are some kind of playful arcane Cimmerian martial arts punch. How else explain the resultant picture-window-sized holes in the side of the weaver's yurt? Incidentally, I would like to take this opportunity of thanking my 5th grade English teacher for inadvertently giving me a skill that has served me well in later life: that of writing a synopsis for a book I haven't actually read.
As Kiriel, child of the Lord of Darkness and mortal woman must face her greatest challenge, torn between her conflicting heritages, the demon lords and their alies are gathering, readying to sweep down upon the Northern armies in a campaign of terror and destruction that will either see peace restored or all the furies of Hell unleashed.
Blind Lake is a federal research installation where scientists are using a strange technology to watch everyday life in a city of lobster-like aliens on a distant planet. Suddenly, a military cordon is imposed on the site and all contact is lost with the outer world. As Nerissa Iverson and her colleagues attempt to understand the aliens, tensions begin to rise and the military cordon tightens.
A world whose flavours are drawn from medieval Japan and Persia is a place of arcane arts, breathtaking beauty and ancient demons, where no one is quite who them seem. It is riven by political betrayal, and beset by the sinister and profoundly evil Weavers.
The story of magic, adventure and courage set in the mythical world of Eldh and modern Earth continues: as the dark god Mohg, Lord of Nightfall, extends his power, Grace Beckett attempts to master wild magic. With the help of Runebreaker Travis Wilder, she must face a virulent conspiracy that could destroy two worlds.
Trapped in a land racked by bitter rivalries, Gavril must take up the mantle of his father's rule to unite a divided kingdom. He is untested but must fight to retain his human heart and soul in the face of impending war - and the dark instincts that threaten to overpower him.
A new set of Mythadventures with Skeeve, Aahz, Tanda and the rest of the gang.
Revolution is in the air - and the king's court sorcerer Skeeve the Great is under suspicion - not for dabbling in the black arts nor for consorting with a demon but for the greatest crime of all: raising taxes.
Kane and his band of exiles continue their tireless war to stop the tides of damnation for mankind in a post-nuclear America. But the battle reaches a terrible and crucial crossroads as Cerberus warriors must forge an alliance with two arch-enemies.
The Willowmere estate seems so out of place in the small town. Then Claire meets the owner, Dr. Myra Moore, who educates her on the Wiccan belief system. But Claire can't shake the feeling that Myra is holding something back, and gradually becomes drawn towards the past, to the witch trials of the 17th century.
Smith, formerly a successful assassin belonging to the feud-prone people known as The Children of the Sun, is trying to retire, but agrees to be the master of a caravan traveling from the inland city of Troon to Salesh by the sea. But trouble follows.
From the author of THE FORGE OF MARS: in the future virtual versions of the dead control the desires of those they've left behind - with terrifying results. NASA researcher Tau Wolfsinger and his archaeologist girlfriend Kate are up against a plot to take over the presidency by a malevolent AI working with eco-cultists who survive through cybernetic implants that allow them to photosynthesize.
Human society slips into violent reverse as the inhabitants of a high-rise, driven by primal urges, recreate a world ruled by the laws of the jungle.
When two powerful rakshasas - demons - plan to take over the land of humans, the legendary seer-mage Vishwamitra is forced out of a centuries-long retreat to call upon Rama, heir to the throne of Ayodhya, to help in the battle of Good against Evil.
London radio shock jock Ken Nott is living in a former factory due to be knocked down in a few days. At a wedding breakfast people start dropping fruits from a balcony onto a deserted carpark 10 storeys down. They are in the process of wrecking the apartment, throwing everything off the balcony when mobile phones start to ring - a plane has just crashed into the World Trade Centre.
The magical colleges of Balaia tear the land apart in their struggle for supremacy. Can the Raven even survive, let alone triumph?
In the twilight of midsummer's eve, a strange carnival sets up on the outskirts of Avon. Globe University students flock to the field as the sinister celebration begins only to be tormented by werewolves, snakemen, and other demons of the dark side controlled by an evil teacher.
100 of his best stories from 1943 to the present, packed into 880 pages.
The last one edited by Bradley. Includes Paxson, Barr and Karr.
The Green Riders are weakened and diminished, with few new Riders. The Rider magic is becoming unreliable, and Karigan is beginning to have ghostly visions - visions of the First Rider, Lil Ambriodhe. But why was Lil appearing and how could someone dead a millenium help Karigan?
Sequel to THE PHOENIX GUARDS and FIVE HUNDRED YEARS AFTER. Khaavren, Pel, Aerich and Tazendra believe the age of adventure is over. But the enemies of the Empire still prowl its edges, inscrutable doings are up at Dzur Mountain, and unexpectedly, a surviving Phoenix Heir, young Zerika, is found.
The new Khaavren novel is a direct sequel to THE PATHS OF THE DEAD. The Dragonlord Kana has expanded his holdings, taking over most of the Empire. Among those opposing him is the Dragonlord Morrolan, with his newly acquired Blackwand, a magical sword.
The Miles Vorkosigan novels CETAGANDA and ETHAN OF ATHOS, with the story "Labyrinth" in a single volume.
The Star Risk, Ltd. team - a mercenary outfit struggling for recognition, fame, and money - is back and this time playing to the death when hired to watch a violent match of skyball between two opposing worlds.
Harry Dresden, Chicago's only practicing wizard, is hired by a mysterious priest to find the stolen Shroud of Turin. But first Harry must deal with the Red Court of Vampires' champion, professional hit men, and the return of his semi-vampire girlfriend.
Palicrovol is the cruel ruler of the city of Hart's Hope, yet he permits the Queen he raped to live to bear a daughter and to return from exile and retake the throne. It then becomes Palicrovol's turn to go into exile, there to breed a son who would, in the name of God, take back the kingdom from the cruel Queen.
The year's best fantasy and horror stories for 2002.
Sir Apropos of Nothing ends up in an ancient land that might or might not be a precursor to modern-day China. Faced with monsters and enemies, Apropos begins constructing a giant wall that seems to go on forever.
A popular Newford on-line research and library website called the Wordwood suffers a mysterious crash. Everyone visiting the site at that moment vanishes from where they were sitting in front of their computers. Writer Christy Riddell must venture into the otherworld, where Wordwood is something quite different, to rescue his girlfriend Saskia and to set right a viral spirit.
A collection of stories: myth, music and magic in the streets of the [imaginary] Canadian city of Newford. Fey folk, magicians, hustlers, painters, fiddlers, and ordinary people stumble headfirst into enchantment.
Ten new stories that build new worlds, including tales from Turtledove, Gardner, Zettel and Berliner.
Bound to absolute loyalty by a magical ritual, the King's Blades are the finest swordsmen in all Chivial. And Sir Beaumont is possibly the brightest and best of them all - until he is sent on a dangerous mission to escort a royal princess from the treacherous court of the insane tyrant Igor. Recommended.
The young artist Benvenuti came to Goimr and found the city in turmoil over the King's nightmare. The sorcerer Zulkeh said the dream merely foretold doom for the king - but it might mean something really important, so he was traveling afar to investigate. Benvenuti thought that all this had nothing to do with him until he encountered Gwendolyn, an amazon of radical politics, and found himself dragged off on a quest, when all he really wanted to do was paint her portrait.
A high-tech police procedural set in near-future Los Angeles. Police detective Angel Cardenas has a knack for knowing what others will do in any given situation. He will need his talent in the case of a murdered businessman who is missing all of his money and his vital organs. His investigation takes him to the victim's home, where an explosion nearly kills him. Why doesn't the victim's ID match his DNA scan? What happened to the woman and young girl who were living in the victim's house?
Conclusion. The Curtain Walls safeguarding the kingdom of Myrial tremble on the point of collapse. Their fate is in the hand of the Shadowleague, but the Shadowleague has been shaken to the core by the return of the renegade Amarun, who claims its leadership despite his long-ago betrayal of the Loremasters.
In Coraline's flat there is a locked door and behind the locked door a brick wall - until the day she unlocks it to find a passage to another flat in another house just like her own. Only it's different. The food is better. The toys are better. But there's another mother and another father and they want Coraline to stay with them and to be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go. Recommended.
Illustrated by Dave McKean. Lucy is sure there are wolves living in the walls of their house. Her family doesn't believe her. Then one day the wolves come out. But it's not all over for Lucy. Instead, her battle with the wolves is just beginning.
Charlie Dingillian needs to smuggle himself and his prototype AI unit off the moon and onto a starship. The starship he finds, however, is an unfortunate choice. Factions on the ship will lead to mutiny and death. Conclusion to BOUNCING OFF THE MOON and JUMPING OFF THE PLANET.
Ballas steals what he thinks to be a trinket from a young priest who saved him from a beating. But it was no trinket - it is called a monument and it will bring a god of chaos and destruction into the world. So now Ballas, a drunk and a vagrant, has that power.
In what would be the 7th century AD in modern history, the Roman Empire still stands, supported by the twin pillars of the Legions and the Thaumaturges of Rome. But can it stand against Dahak, lord of the seven serpents? The new Emperor of Persia now marches on Egypt, Rome's breadbasket.
In a complex social hierarchy and dissembling clans and fractured allegiances, there is no place for passionate young love. Yet Takeo and Kaede, drawing on unusual talents and hidden strengths, must make their way.
A collection of short fiction, including four Terizan stories, two stories from the Blood series and 11 others.
A quirky concept for an anthology, but there are stories here from Spider Robinson, Robert Sawyer, Harry Turtledove, Orson Scott Card, Gregory Benford, Mercedes Lackey, John Varley, Joe Haldeman and Tad Williams.
Ax Preston, Sage Pender and Fiorinda of the Rock'n'Roll Reich have beaten the cascade of disasters that followed the collapse of the former United Kingdom in BOLD AS LOVE. Now they have to find a way to keep the impossible dynamics of their own relationship going, while the world keeps getting stranger. And that's when the lights go out. Recommended.
Sage is drawn to an old flame, Ax has to fight dirty against the weight of a collapsing superpower, and Fiorinda, magical daughter of the monster, struggles with a deadly addiction.
Ash must join the mysterious and mythological Sull and help prepare for the coming war against the malevolent Endlords. Raif, an outlaw and outcast of the clan, continues his journey to find and raise the Fortress of Grey Ice.
Sequel to SPIGGOT'S QUEST. Jack gets caught up in Spiggot's crazy quest to defeat the dreaded Thrum, underworld faeriefolk who are destroying Liofwende's magical forests. If the quest succeeds, Jack may get the help he needs to return to the 21st century.
Eric Banyon discovers he has a younger brother, Magnus, who has run away from home to escape his dysfunctional family. Magnus is now in New York, where a demon called Bloody Mary stalks the streets and preys on young, homeless children.
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.
The conclusion to the Agent of Change sequence in the Liaden Universe. Val Con yos'Phelium: a Scout, former Agent of Change and designated heir to Clan Korval's fortune and mission reappears demanding Balance and retribution. But the enemies of Korval have offered professional gambler Pat Rin yos'Phelium the Ring that would make all of Korval's holdings his own and a Juntavas Judge has offered Pat Rin a world. When he appears with hired guns in tow no one is expecting him and no one knows what he'll do.
Volpa is a strangely beautiful servant girl who glows with an inhuman inner fire. When her master, an abusive wood seller, is mysteriously incinerated, Church leaders begin to notice her power of fire but are unable to determine whether her powers are heavenly or demonic. Nonetheless, they are useful.
Phil D'Amato, NYPD forensic detective investigates a growing number of memory-losses, small slivers of time whose loss is playing havoc. He finds evidence of a bacteria-like organism that has lived in the human brain since our origin as a species. And a new antibiotic is crossing the blood-brain barrier and killing the bacteria.
Sequel to THROUGH WOLF'S EYES and WOLF'S HEAD, WOLF'S HEART. The sorceress Melina Shield has induced the ruler of New Kelvin to marry her. This is particularly bad news for Firekeeper. The royal beasts who watch over this world have given her the responsibility of stopping use of the forbidden ancient sorcery to gain power.
Raised by intelligent wolves, Firekeeper had to learn to cope with human society - and discovered that for someone raised in a wolf pack, the politics of a royal court weren't all that unfamiliar. Sequel to THROUGH WOLF'S EYES.
2001 Clarke nominee, 2001 British SF nominee. In the sprawling gothic city of New Crobuzon, a stranger has come to request the services of Isaac, an overweight and slightly eccentric scientist. But the impossible request - that of flight - results in Isaac releasing a dark force upon the city.
The Talented Alucius is now the youngest captain in the Militia. Corus has been fragmented since the fall of its ancient magic-powered civilization and a would-be conqueror has somehow revived sorcerous creatures of legend to assist in his crusade to reunite the continent under his rule. Neither the officers above him nor the men under him know it, but Alucius's Talent is their only hope for victory, or even survival.
Here is the story of Wunderland: how the Wunderlanders first learn of the Kzin attacks on earth by slower-than-light communications, barely in time to prepare to fight back when the attacks come to Wunderland; how human defenders turn to guerilla warfare in the planetary jungles and caves after losing the cities to the felines; what really happened after the Kzin suffered ignominous defeat.
Short stories, non-fiction articles, interviews, editorials, collaborations, correspondence, laundry lists, cancelled cheques, software backups, two quarters, six pennies, an old bus token, and a highly collectible round peppermint candy still in its original plastic wrapper.
STORM OVER WARLOCK, ORDEAL IN OTHERWHERE, and FORERUNNER FORAY in a single, omnibus volume. Shann Lantee is the survivor of an exploration team attacked by insectile invaders. Charis Nordholm was sold as a slave to an outlaw trader whose next stop was the planet Warlock. Riss Lantee is their son, trained in the secrets of the Wyvern, Warlock's alien witch race, and the one man who can solve the mystery of a gem of unknown power.
With the land of Tortall at war with the Scanrans, Keladry has been assigned to oversee a refugee camp. But she has had a vision in the Chamber of the man behind the horrific battle machines that her fellow knights and friends are now fighting without her. She is torn between the duty she has sworn and a quest that could turn the tide of the war.
Escaping the clutches of the Empress Ykoriana, Carnelian and Osidian finds themselves captives of a barbarian tribe from the southern plain. Dark forces surface, threatening this new-found world.
The best alien stories, including entries from Clarke, Gorman, McCaffrey, Silverberg and Somtow.
Those stories of Verne and Wells were apparently based on fact. A cabal of Victorian witches from the Chiswick Townswomen's Guild, working with advanced Babbage super-computers, rewrote 19-century history. And a 21st century boy called Billy Starling uncovered the truth about everything.
Graduate student Benton Collins is summoned back to the magical realm of inadvertent shapeshifters, for a perilous quest involving two young dragons.
Welcome to the Leslie Simonton School for the Magically Gifted. A school where students can expect the unexpected. But be careful. At this school the final exam could be a real ... killer.
From Carl Sagan's son. A young man awakes with amnesia, remembering nothing but that someone is trying to kill him. He becomes reacquainted with eight companions, all being trained at a strange school run by an enigmatic figure named Maestro. As he tries to uncover the identity of the person attempting to kill him, he starts to unravel a series of truths.
Thirty years from now, a man enjoying a garden's blossoms, butterflies, and buzzing bees is stung between the eyes by a strange, flying insect and overwhelmed by an intense flood of memories. Somebody is literally bugging the planet. Can medical technologist Pilar Ramirez and her friends convince the government before it's too late?
Winter's on its way to Turai and so are an army of Orcs. Thraxas has no intention of getting mixed up in this conflict. But soon he is embroiled in an investigation at the war ministry. A murder has been committed. A senior councillor slain. With a cake.
Historical novel - the life and adventures of Vercingetorix, who will lead the Gauls against Julius Caesar and the Romans.
(John Bellairs). ***.
Set 400 years in the future in the wake of perfected time travel and the ultimate advancements in technology, information and artificial intelligence.
The three Moreau novels FORESTS OF THE NIGHT, EMPERORS OF TWILIGHT and SPECTERS OF THE DAWN in a single omnibus volume.
The final volume in the trilogy. Journalism major Samantha Penrose infiltrates the secluded Gamma Eta Pi mansion as a new pledge in order to investigate Eve Camlan's "suicide" and Merilynn Morris's unexplained disappearance. but the secrets she uncovers are far more than just scandalous.
1934 - conclusion to the trilogy. The United States is tied down in a bloody occupation of Canada and fatigued from their Pacific war with Japan. The Confederate States feel the time is ripe to launch an all-out war.
A boy born and raised in a static, stratified society, comes into conflict with it, and eventually is driven into rebellion. Vance's first Hugo-award winning novel.
Professional shockball player Jory Risk is not altogether human. When her secret is revealed to the xenophobic world, she sets out on a journey to find others like herself. She comes to find the Children of Honor, and the school for Blade Dancers, the most lethal killers in the galaxy.
As the twin planets orbiting Altair eclipse each other, a dangerous blue sea rises, engulfing the mysterious ruined cities and eliminating most of the colonists from Earth. The survivors must make a new life in the abandoned city. Or are the colonists just a bad dream of the Ailmadzi, the natirve Altairian Dreamers?
Prequel to IN DEATH GROUND. The war isn't going well. The "Bugs" have overrun planet after planet, slaughtering billions of civilians. The warriors of the Alliance know the only choice is between victory and racial extermination. Only one option is acceptable: the Shiva Option.
Four champions, one of each race, must bring their shard of the Sovereign stone to the Portal of the Gods, but the dread Lord of the Void has raised an unstoppable army and has vowed to rule first the world he once tore asunder and then the very gods themselves.
The new Repairman Jack. A virus used in a revolutionary therapy for brain tumours has mutated, forming a group consciousness. Like any good virus, it wants to multiply.
Jakob Faraday is studying a herd of large space-going creatures known as the Qanska who live in the region of Jupiter. He convinces a quadraplegic to bond with a Qanska, becoming a hybrid. But then a rumour spreads on Earth that the Qanska have secret stardrive. Faraday, who knows the rumour is false, is replaced by Arbiter Liadof, who attempts to coerce the secret out of the Qanska.
22 classic pre-Tolkien fantasy stories. George Macdonald, Andrew Lang, David Lindsay and many more.
Female werewolf Elena (of BITTEN) is back. Vampires, demons, shamans, witches - all exist and all are under attack. An obsessed tycoon with a sick curiosity is well on his way to amassing a private collection of supernaturals, and plans to harness their powers for himself - even if it means killing them.
Ryan and his companions set off across the desert of West Texas and come to a fortress stockpiled with armaments and ruled by a man who may be the legendary Trader.
The Raven travel to a new continent in search of mages to help the ruined college of Julatsa rebuild - and find themselves at the heart of an ancient curse that threatens to wipe out the elven race.
Llesho has succeeded in finding several of his brothers and winning the aid of allies such as the trickster god, the emperor, two gladiators, a young witch and a goddess. But can he discover the truth about his own identity? Can he harness his powers? And can he survive the ultimate masters of evil?
Even with gods and legendary creatures championing his cause, Prince Llesho may reach the goals of his quest too late and too weakened by the struggle to stand against both the enemies he knows and those who have not yet been revealed.
Dworkin and his son Oberon must leave the Courts of Chaos. They press deeper into the Shadows, and Oberon learns more about his father and his real mother. But they have been followed, and a horde of hell-creatures attacks. Dworkin must create a new Pattern.
Paul Anderson has no memory of working for Stellar Research, except flashes from a secret - and terrifying - project that threaten to tear his sanity apart...
Grianne Ohmsford leads a new Druid Council dedicated to protecting the Four Lands. Yet she still has enemies from her time as the Ilse Witch and who covet her seat of power. When she suddenly vanishes, it falls to her young nephew Pen Ohmsford, the faithful dwarf Tagwen and the elf Ahren Elessedil to undertake a rescue mission.
The fate of the Four Lands hangs in the balance, but the end of the journey is at hand - and shocking revelations will challenge all the beliefs and events that have come before.
Four stories in the universe of ENDER'S GAME, including the original story.
Alvin is the seventh son of a seventh son and consequently a child of rare power. Set in an alternate world on an American frontier where magic is a reality. Recommended.
BROTHERS OF EARTH and HUNTER OF WORLDS reissued in a single volume.
Kaiuni is an ocean planet, with no dry land and no breathable atmosphere. The colonists live in artificial floating islands among the constant lightning, waterspouts and tsunamis. Mike Hoani arrives to study the evolution of their language since settlement but soon embarks on an exotic nautical adventure.
Stories in the Newford series of urban fantasy. We are reunited here with old friends: Jilly, Geordie, Sophie, the Crow Girls, and others. And we also meet many new characters: a bluesman hiding from the Devil, a Buffalo Man at the edge of death, a murderous ghost looking for revenge, a wolf man on his first blind date. Recommended.
The Magi of Ashdod have been building a pyramid with slave labour so that they can propel themselves into Infinity. One slave, however, possesses a talent that allows her to communicate with glass. She learns that when the pyramid is completed, something is waiting to come in from Infinity.
When Theseus casts aside the Mistress of the Labyrinth, the world changes. From that day forward the Labyrinths decay and power fades from the city states. A century passes, Troy falls and the Trojans scatter. Then Brutus, the warrior-king of Troy receives a vision of distant shores where he can rebuild the ancient kingdom. If his journey there is successful it will be the next step in the game of the Labyrinth and the start of a complicated contest of wills to span the centuries.
5th in the LORD OF THE ISLES series. A powerful supernatural assault is being directed against Garric and his retinue as they reach the island city of Carcosa. Meanwhile, shipping in the north is being threatened and Cashel and Sharina have been transported to other worlds.
The sequel to SORCERER'S SON and THE CRYSTAL PALACE. Three young apprentices use elemental lore to discover where the mighty sorcerers lived who long ago wielded immense power. As they begin to excavate, strange things start to happen. Can Cray Ormoru stop them before the City in Stone reveals its dark secrets?
Thursday Next is back. Something is rotten in the state of fiction and Thursday's hopes of a quiet life are dashed by an outbreak of the mispeling vyrus, hazardous encounters with grammasites, a disgrunted Humpty Dumpty, a long wait for Godot, and an old enemy playing havoc with her memories of her husband.
On the planet Hafardine, civilization must rediscover progress or collapse. Adrian, guided by disembodied electronic mentors from space, has brought gunpowder and steam power to the Kingdom of the Isles to break the stranglehold of the Empire. But he will have to avoid being killed by the suspicious King he serves, by the barbarians he must recruit, and even by his insanely vengeful brother.
Conquered by the Jao twenty years ago, Earth is shackled under alien tyranny - and threatened by the even more dangerous Ekhat, who are sending a genocidal extermination fleet to the solar system. The planet's only hope lies with a young Jao prince, newly arrived on Terra to assume his duties, and a young human woman brought up amongst the Jao occupiers. They must somehow deal with a cruel Jao viceroy on one side and a reckless human resistance on the other.
Julian, a young scholar in Athens, is summoned to the court of the Emperor Constantius and turns out to be a military genius. He crushes the German tribes that have threatened Rome for generations and then, against overwhelming odds, seizes the Empire for himself, at the age of thirty.
US President Jim West finds himself fighting the swift slide the world is taking toward its own destruction after hundreds die in the Indian Parliament in Delhi, the president of Pakstan is assassinated and a US military base comes under unprovoked missile attack.
The Butlerian Jihad was pivotal in the later development of the DUNE universe. Here now is the titanic, multi-generational war waged by the human race against the domination of intelligent machines.
Sequel to DUNE: THE BUTLERIAN JIHAD. The fearsome Cymeks hatch new plots to regain their lost power from Omnius and the warriors of Ginaz forge themselves into an elite warrior class. But Aurelius Venport and Norma Cenva are on the verge of discovering a way to fold space and travel instantaneously to any place in the galaxy. ____Jacques, Brian. LOAMHEDGE: A TALE FROM REDWALL. Putnam, 36.00 hc. When it becomes clear that the wheelchair-bound Martha might be cured by a formula buried in the deserted Abbey known as Loamhedge, two old warriors are inspired by the spirit of Martin the Warrior himself to go on a quest for it. Three young rebels are determined to go with them.
Triss the squirrelmaid plans and executes a daring escape from the tyranny of the evil ferret king Agarnu and his daughter, Princess Kurda. Meanwhile, in Mossflower forest, a pair of wandering Dibbuns has discovered what may be the long-lost entrance to Brockhall, the original home of the warrior badgers.
Survivalist Ben Raines loses his memory when his small plane crashes in the Northwest Territories. Without an ally or a gun or even his memory of who he is, he must fight off the terrorist organization that shot down his plane.
The Great Pangolin has asked weasel detective Montegue Sylver to retrieve the stolen jade shoes of the Green Idol. But from the moment he and his friends board the steamship, peril pursues his quest.
Sequel to STEERSWOMAN and OUTSKIRTER'S SECRET. When an old friend, long thought missing, reappears, Steerswoman Rowan will be led on a quest into unknown lands, where she learns about a true horror being perpetuated upon her world.
Louisiana, 2065. A lot has changed in the 43rd year of the Kurian Order. Possessed of an unnatural hunger, the bloodthirsty Reapers have come to Earth to establish a New Order built on the harvesting of human souls. They rule the planet. And if it is night, as sure as darkness, they will come. But the indomitable Lieutenant David Valentine has chosen the mission of winning back Earth.
When crippled Denver socialite Athena Munroe sees werewolf Morgan Holt in a traveling circus, she will have to fight tooth and nail to keep her passion for him at bay - or discover her own extraordinary destiny.
Venice, 1537. Young brothers Marco and Benito Valdosta, vagabond and thief, have barely heard of Chernobog, demon-lord of the North. Chernobog has set a monster loose to attack the city. If Marco and Benito are to avert the evil, the House Valdosta must rise again. But their House has been condemned by the vicious Duke of Milan and his assassins are now seeking them through the canals and lanes.
On an alien planet inhabited by two communities exiled from Earth, a courageous young woman flees her prison-like existence among the vicious denizens of the City to lead the free-spirited Shanty Towners in building a new colony.
A collection of stories concentrating on characters usually in the background of epic fantasy and science fiction. Includes Tiedmann, Underwood, Modesitt, Archer, Nye, Sharon Lee and many others.
Unemployed, divorced, and living in a new state, Hunt Jackson would be considered a risk by most insurance companies. Lucky for him, he's found one that will give him a policy. All he has to do is to sign on the dotted line - and note a minor provision: they require a pound of flesh for their investment. No backing out. No joke. No running away.
15 all-new stories about mastering the craft. Sherman, Resnick, Elrod, West, Edghill, Sheckley, Nye, Odom, Gilman and more.
The year is 7202 AD, and man of mystery, gifted military strategist, superb pilot, and charismatic leader Hawk Hunter finds himself alone during a clash with Imperial forces that could destroy the entire galaxy.
Japan, 1861: Lord Genji, widely reviled as a dilettante, possesses the gift of prophecy. His vision leads him to flee Edo to his ancestral stronghold, the Cloud of Sparrows Castle. He joins his fate with missionary Emily Gibson, cold-eyed killer Matthew Stark, his uncle Lord Shigeru - a legendary swordsman knee-deep in the blood of his own kin, and the enigmatic Lady Heiko. This unlikely band journeys through a dangerous landscape to a final battle on a snowscape stained with blood.
Colonial Carolina, 1699: legal clerk Matthew Corbett and magistrate Isaac Woodwoard are called to Fount Royal to rid the settlement of a suspected witch. Matthew slowly realizes that everyone involved is hiding something, even the magistrate. And there is an evil force at work here, far more malevolent than any witch could ever hope to conjure... Recommended.
Psychologist Tamara Leon's forebodings prove correct when a malevolent force begins to feed on the small Appalachian town of Windshake.
The first three novels in the WITCH WORLD series, in a single volume: WITCH WORLD, WEB OF THE WITCH WORLD, and YEAR OF THE WITCH WORLD.
A continuation of the saga that began in TATHEA, the fantasy debut of the author of Victorian-era mysteries. Tathea, the Empress of Sihinabar, has wandered the Lost Lands for 500 years, spreading the teachings of a mystical Book to prepare mankind for the inevitable battle with the Great Enemy. Now the time has come, but Tathea stands alone.
Award-winning children's illustrators join Paul Kidby with their interpretations of Discworld.
The Old Rich, who have made their millions from the royalties on their world-famous nursery rhymes, are being slaughtered in Toy City. A psychopath is on the loose and he must be stopped. It's a job for Toy City's only remaining detective: Eddie Bear. Recommended.
The worlds of Sherlock Holmes and Lovecraft's Cthulu Mythos intersect, as was inevitable. Deduction versus the Elder Gods.
Conflict returns to Tielmark as Gaultry Blas, along with the coven of witches sworn to protect the Prince of Tielmark, seeks to break the ancient claims of the Bissanty Empire on the crown. She thinks she knows her enemy, but a secret plot has been prepared and awaits an alignment of the stars that will enable its success.
Serial murders, cyborgs, foxy ladies, wise street kids: the three Frank Carlucci novels, sf mysteries featuring police detective Lt. Frank Carlucci and set in a grim mid-21st century San Francisco: DESTROYING ANGEL, CARLUCCI'S EDGE, and CARLUCCI'S HEART. Recommended.
A brain researcher suddenly finds himself the subject of an experiment in which his erotic fantasies are instantly realized.
Haraldur the Northman is tempted by a golden treasure beyond mortal reckoning in pursuing a course that will take him up against gnomes, ghosts and the wrath of Wodan, the almighty Lord of Battles.
Sequel to HOMINIDS. Neanderthal physicist Ponder Boddit returns to our world and to his relationship with geneticist Mary Vaughn, as cultural exchanges between the two Earths, split asunder since the emergence of consciousness, begin. Recommended.
Geneticist Mary Vaughn and Neanderthal physicist Ponder Boddit plan to conceive the first hybrid child and must decide whether religious faith, a quirk of Homo Sapiens neurology, should be instilled in the child. Meanwhile Earth faces the impending collapse of its planetary magnetic field. Recommended.
Jewel Delis has arrived on the planet Moss to assist her half-brother, a linguist, decipher the strange "language" of the Mossen. But that is only part of her mission. A new law has gone into effect that will result in the elimination of all nonhuman animal life on earth and an underground activist group wants Jewel to determine if Moss holds the promise of salvation for the doomed animals, once humankind's beloved companions.
Alternate history. Elizabethan England has been tranformed by Spanish conquerors - where the question "Is England to be or not to be?" can only be answered by a man named William Shakespeare.
Four masters of alternate history contribute original novellas: Harry Turtledove, S. M. Stirling, Mary Gentle and Walter Jon Williams.
Humanity discovers that two warring species of aliens have invaded our world through a network of hidden interdimensional portals to continue their cataclysmic war on our planet. Forced into a hasty alliance with the "Blues", our forces have no choice but to brave the awesome Gray onslaught in every corner of Earth.
Major Scott St. Andrew is one of the few to escape an Alliance surprise attack on the colonists' capital world, fleeing back to the moon of Exeter, hoping to reverse the slow destruction caused by his genetic enhancements. But a traitor among the rebels first isolates him and finally leads him into captivity.
Begins a new series set in the universe of Honor Harrington. The Star Kingdom's ally Erewhon is growing dangerously restive. And when the Kingdom's agent Captain Zilwicki and the Queen's niece travel to Erewhon to investigate, they are entangled in plots and counterplots by the Republic of Haven, the Solarian League, and a radical freed slave organization.
Near-future Russia: Elena is a former female Russian cosmonaut who now cleans office buildings. Ilya is an 800-year-old 12th century warrior turned heroin addict, unable to die. Elena has found a mysterious artifact that opens gateways to another dimension, and Ilya has been hired by a mysterious organization to track the artifact down.
Begins a new military science fiction series. Young naval officer Lt. Gareth Martinez begins to suspect that the Naxid, a race of warlike insectoids, is about to overthrow the tyranny of the dread Shaa and replace it with their own. He and pilot Caroline Sula alone survive a swarming surprise attack and are now the last hope of freedom as interstellar battle begins against a merciless foe.
Set in the court of Charlemagne the Great, this is the 15th novel in the vampire Le Comte de Saint-Germain, who now meets a solitary albino woman who is accused of witchcraft. Recommended.
Tie-in to the movie based on the comic book series. As the British Empire lies in jeopardy, a top-secret initiative unites several of the most notable characters of the age, including Allan Quartermain, Captain Nemo, and Dr. Henry Jekyll.
Newly assigned Arbites officer Shira Calpurnia investigates several assassination attempts. Now Shira is caught in the political crossfire of ancient rivalries and fighting to survive the intrigues of a callous aristocracy wrestling for control of the galaxy.
When an unstoppable Borg plague breaks out upon the Earth, blame quickly falls on the newly returned crew of the Voyager. Did Admiral Kathryn Janeway and the others unknowingly carry this insidious infection back with them?
The official novelization of the seventh and final season, including the parts left out of the television shows.
Erevis Cale is the loyal butler to the Uskevran family in the Sembia title SHADOW'S WITNESS. At day's end in Selgaunt, Cale serves a new master - one who is beyond the petty accumulation of wealth.
The great dwarven stronghold Andaron's Delve laid abandoned for years following the war. Now, smoke once again pours forth from its furnaces, and goblins and beasts guard its ancient entrance. Evil is rekindled and strives to forge anew Andaron's sundered arms.
Marine biologist Aspen Matthews has discovered that she's more than human - she's actually a member of an ancient aquatic race, and the key to controlling an incredible source. Caught between two factions of mermen struggling for that power, only Aspen can prevent the destruction.
The new series featuring elf ranger Drizzt Do'Urden. With his most trusted friends Drizzt finds himself in the path of destruction when a bloodthirsty band of orcs rampages out of the Spine of the World.
Test your Star Trek trivia knowledge and crossword abilities simultaneously.
The people of the planet Thanet believe the world ends every 5000 years and a new life cycle begins. Now as a fiery star called the Deathbringer nears, Captain Picard and his crew determine it's a rogue comet. Can he save Thanet without destroying the beliefs of the inhabitants?
Tie-in novel. Within a long-lost temple Lara Croft discovers the key to the deadliest artifact of all time - the legendary Pandora's Box, which contains a lethal plague.
When renegade warriors shatter the peace of a rural village seeking slaves, the farmers of Nowhere have no hope unless they can raise a company of champions to defend them. But the motley group of saviours who take up their cause seem nearly as dangerous as the slave masters.
Vicious bounty hunters ply their lethal trade in the Old World. Brunner is one such ruthless man who keeps the secret of his former life that ended in betrayal. Now, he must foil the plans of his latest quarry before his nemesis, Krogh, carries out a deadly retribution.
Conclusion of the FORCE HERETIC trilogy: the search for Zonama Sekot is over for Luke Skywalker and the others aboard the Jade Shadow. But the living planet refuses to allow them back to a galaxy full of war.
First of a series of standalone adventures set in the Old Empire, an unexplored area of the Forgotten Realms. One thing leads to another, but once she has stolen the Staff of the Necromancer, there is no turning back.
First of six. Menzoberranzan the Mighty is the jewel of the subterranean world known as Underdark. There wizard Pharaun Mizzrym and his friend, weapons master Ryld Argith must solve a baffling puzzle or die trying. Meanwhile high priestess Quenthel Baenre battles demonic assailants dispatched by an unknown foe, and ambassador Faeryl Zauvirr learns that the matron mother has inexplicably turned against her.
Book 2 of the PROVING GROUNDS TRILOGY. With the mighty Steel Wolf clan behind her, Anastasia Kerensky plans to seize the planet Northwind, but Ezekial Crow and Tara Campbell are prepared to repel her invasion - and decide the fate of a world.
A transporter mishap deposits a woman from the Mirror Universe aboard the Stargazer. She resembles twins Gerda and Idun Asmund. As Captain Picard challenges an alien species to send the visitor home, Gerda suspects the woman of treachery.
Short stories set in the dark and desperate times when the foul magic of Chaos is everywhere corrupting man and beast alike.
Battle-weary Marshall Brant of the Black Templars returns to find his homeworld Solemnus under attack from battle hungry orks. With his forces all but destroyed, Brand swears vengeance and attempts to hunt down the ork leader responsible and destroy him.
After the War of Souls: Rose Knight Linsha Majere is the grandchild of one of the central characters in the entire DRAGONLANCE saga. She embarks on a desperate quest to save Ansalon from the onslaught of an unstoppable enemy.
Stories exploring the characters of monsters from both the Magic card game and the novels based on the game.
The universe of the Micronauts is a place ruled by the tyrant Baron Karza, whose scientific marvels offer his people immortality, at the cost of their humanity. When Earthman Ryan Archer is thrown into their world, not only are things about to change, but Ryan will have much to do with it.
Four years after Captain James Kirk vanished from the Enterprise-B, Captain Sulu of the Excelsior leads a dangerous mission into uncharted political waters.
A long-lost offshoot of the Vulcan race is waging bloody war against the Romulans. Ambassador Spock, his wife Saavik, and the remaining crew of the Enterprise must wage a secret war behind the scenes of the Romulan Empire and behind the backs of the Federation in order to end the bloodshed.
The fall of Coruscant during the war against the Yuuzhan Vong leaves the Republic on the edge of collapse. A faction opposed to the ways of the Force has devised a terrifying weapon designed to annhilate the Yuuzhan Vong. But this will open the door to the power of the dark side.
As Gaunt and Tanith prepare for Warmaster Macaroth's latest campaign in the Sabbat World crusade, a girl emerges claiming to be Saint Sabbat, throwing both Imperial and Chaos into turmoil.
The young adult STAR WARS YOUNG JEDI KNIGHTS novels HEIRS OF THE FORCE, SHADOW ACADEMY, and THE LOST ONES in a single volume.
The war between man and machine reaches its climax: told from the point of view of teenager John Connor, who already knows what Fate has in store for him.
Picard and Guinan encounter the mysterious El-Aurian.
Teen Clark Kent witnesses the death of a farmer near an old military base. When dead animals start piling up and the details of the farmer's death become suspicious, Clark and his friends must locate the evil.
2311: the year of the Tomed Incident. The disastrous flight of a Federation prototype starship leads to escalating tension and military buildup with the Romulan Empire. In this environment Captain Harriman is fated for a confrontation with his oldest enemy at a flashpoint in history.
The living planet Zonama Sekot may prove to be the key in the struggle against the Yuuzhan Vong. However, Wedge Antilles and his fleet are stranded deep inside enemy space and Wedge will have to use every trick at his disposal to survive long enough to succeed in his critical mission.
Sequel to STAR OF ERENGRAD. Hot on the trail of their erstwhile comrade Alexei, Stefan Kumansky finds his journey taking him steadily toward the Empire. But the mutating power of Chaos is an ever present danger and he finds the landscape changing as he goes.
Dropped out of hypespace by a mysterious chunk of dark matter, pilot Paul Stein must save the transport vessel by facing his own past and ultimately trusting his own decisions. He comes up against a crew of dangerous misfits who have planned not only to destroy the transport, but to wreak havoc on a worldwide basis.