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Please note that this listing is not exhaustive; we have many more (several hundred more) titles coming during this period.
The cutting edge science fiction anthology that imagines a world without an internet, featuring award-winning authors that include Baxter, Brin, Cadigan, di Filippo, Resnick, and Stirling.
The war between the Hydrogues and Faeros continues to sweep across the Spiral Arm. Chairman Wenceslas and King Peter must now unify the human race with iron-fisted policies in a final bid to stand together or face total annihilation.
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. Recommended.
Dr. Guess and a group of immortals take control of the Extro, the super computer that controls all mechanical activity on Earth in order to end political repression, but Extro subverts Dr. Guess and turns him malevolent, leaving the immortals with the difficult task of killing one of their own.
All-new short stories.
The best F & SF short stories of the last 30 years - winners of the Locus Awards. Butler, Chiang, Crowley, Ellison, Gaiman, Le Guin, Martin, Sterling, Willis & Wolfe are included.
A man with control of Native American weather spirits begins making a nuisance of himself.
When his transport vehicle is forced to abort its mission and crash lands on Earth, 13 year old Welkin Roberts knows little about Earth. He is attacked by a murderous gang of Earthborn known as Jabbers and rescued by Sarah, the leader of a band trying to unite against the Jabbers. Will Welkin live long enough to be able to help Sarah and her band?
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.
As the pestilence sweeps across 14th century Europe, Brother Neville is visited by the Archangel Michael and given a mission that will take him across the continent in a bid to find the means to stop the minions of Satan who have found a doorway out of Hell.
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.
Kress, Walter Jon Williams, Swanwick, Stross, Benford, Vernor Vinge, Robert Reed, Butler, Baxter, Irvine and others.
The humans and Khalians join forces to resist the attack of the technologically superior Syndicate.
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.
Weber, Lackey, Drake, Ringo, Norton, Moon, Reichert, Foster, Asprin, Resnick, Stasheff and Weis all contribute brand-new adventures set in their most popular fantasy series.
15th anniversary edition, author's preferred edition.
At the most recent Allfair, where ancient enemies put aside their differences, disaster strikes and open hostilities flare between Eyra and Istria. Virelai, once a magician's apprentice, hides among the Footloose with his stolen magic, unable to use it. Aran Aranson is risking everything on a quest for a mythical arctic fortress. And Saro Vingo must learn to conquer the magical powers he has been given by a dying Footloose magician.
Young Chicago commodities trader Marcus Walker is on a camping trip when he's kidnapped by a starship. Now he's on his way to be sold to a wealthy collector of primtive natives. His only ally is George, a talking dog.
Sequel to IN CONQUEST BORN. An unending war is fought by two interstellar empires, the cause long-forgotten. Their great military leaders have left a legacy that now, after two hundred years, threatens to tear apart both civilizations.
A chance encounter led Kelva Bai-sha to a better life on Arukan. She joins Jashemi-kha-Tahmu, rebel prince of the ruling household, and embarks on a daring quest for the half-forgotten elemental parts that may save Arukan from being overwhelmed by eternal darkness.
17 traditional fairy tales in modern dress - from Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Tanya Huff, Fiona Patton, Jean Rabe, Pamela Sargent, Elizabeth Gilligan, Irene Radford, Jody Lynn Nye, Michelle West, and others.
Libertarian future : 10 visions of a world without government, including entries from Williamson, Resnick, Stackpole, Lindskold, Sawyer and Hogan.
Anthology of some of best short stories from the fantasy genre's most notable writers: Nicola Griffith, Tanya Huff, Leslie What, and others.
An all new collection of the best fantasy short stories published in the past year. Contributors include Sherman Alexie, Neil Gaiman, Michael Swanwick, and Octavia Butler.
An anthology of modern short stories featuring writers such as Philip K. Dick, Orson Scott Card, Jane Yolen, Greg Bear, Kim Stanley Robinson and others.
Frank Herbert's life, from childhood in Tacoma to the success of Dune and its sequels, as told by his son.
Jim True returns from an out-of-body experience to find he has been brutally murdered. Freed from his body, he embarks on a quest to find his killer and discover why and how he has managed to survive.
Sequel to MYTHAGO WOOD: Tallis Keeton journeys to Lavondyss, at the heart of Ryhope Wood, in search of her lost brother Harry.
Paul Carpenter has graduated from office junior to clerk for the H.W. Wells organization. He has wrestled with goblins, travelled hundreds of miles in th blink of an eye, and spent hours doing dangerous office admin. He has been transferred to the pest control department.
The enemy, Robert Douglas, the greatest sorcerer Lusara has ever known, brought together the Key and the Calyx, hoping for enlightenment and power. Instead the Ally, Jenn, must save her magic-gifted people the Salti Pazar from the Angel of Darkness in one final struggle...
2003 Stoker nominee. Roland, the last gunslinger, is still obsessed with the pursuit of the man who killed his mother and by his need to reach and perhaps save the Dark Tower, which stands at the centre of the universe. His destiny takes him to Calla, a town in the mid-world that lies in the shadow of Thunderclap, where he must face the evil wolves that threaten the town.
A world of magic and slavery: 20 year old Lauria, freeborn aide to a powerful military officer in Freedom's Gate, is given an espionage mission that will have her pose as a runaway slave - a virgin concubine. She must make her way among the bandit tribe known as the Alashi, rumoured to be planning an offensive against Freedom' Gate.
Special hardcover edition including a new introduction to the first novel in the Deryni chronicles that has been in print for over 30 years.
After a gang of killers break into her best friend's house, 16 year old Jody and her friend's 12 year old brother are the only survivors - and the only living witnesses. One of the killers is determined that there be no living witnesses.
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.
Ciaran Matheson inherited the lordship of Ciorram Clan when his father Dylan died. Ciaran has the knowledge that his father came from the future by magic. Ciaran also inherited the friendship of the fairie, Sinnan, who counsels him about the upcoming war with the British.
In a bleak and gritty England, in a fantastical Age of Industry, the wealth that comes from magic is both revered and reviled. Here, an ambitious young man is haunted by his childhood love - a woman determined to be a part of a world he despises. Recommended.
Eleven year old Steele is being bullied by Dirk and crew of jerks. And everyone at school is mocking him because he has heard strange voices coming from the ground at the park. Then Dirk disappears, like kids all around the world, and Steele descends into a world and a war of alien creatures he couldn't imagine in his wildest nightmares.
From the author of CHINDI. Is the interstellar hero who took a group of misfits and made them into the weapon that broke the back of the alien enemy a fraud?
The teeming cities, the cyberabads of 2047 India are the scene of interwoven stories that move through the bioengineered Brahmins, the body-part merchants and AI assassins toward an apocalyptic transformation of humanity.
When a nationwide blackout causes whole towns to vanish, the survivors must band together against the mysterious creatures that are starting to prey on the living.
From the author of Clarke and British Fantasy award-winning PERDIDO STREET STATION. Aboard a vast seafaring vessel, prisoners and slaves are being transported to the fledgling colony of New Crobuzon. When the ship is besieged by pirates, the senior leaders are summarily executed and the surviving passengers brought to a floating city constructed upon the hulls of pirated ships. This is a place whose leaders harbour a sinister agenda.
Alucius, given command of a combined force of Northern and Southern Guards, must confront an alien evil. Only with the assistance of the mysterious ancient Soarers and the Talent of his wife Wendra does he have any hope of success.
Ulrik Von Bek and his wife Oona travel to Canada, where Oona is kidnapped by a band of Native American albinos. Using the Skrayling Oak, he tracks the group and soon finds himself crossing through the multiverse, coming face to face with his alter ego, Elric of Melnibone. Together they discover that their old nemesis is behind Oona's abduction.
Sequel to DARK DESIRE. Victoria MacKay rises from a deep century-long vampire sleep into a newer, faster paced world. Adrift in a city filled with freaks far worse than herself, she is befriended by humans, and pursued by her own kind. Soon the bloody, addictive nature of vampirism throws her back into a dark world of murder and madness.
An ingenious Battlebot named Ironhand is used to steal top-secret information for the purpose of short-circuiting CURE beyond repair.
Young adult. Orasmyn is a young Persian prince who sets an ancient curse in motion by mistake and is transformed into a lion on the very day his father, the king, embarks on a lion hunt. He must make his way out of Persia, across Europe, in search of redemption and forgiveness. A French beauty named Belle will be his redeemer.
Louis Wu becomes enmeshed in interspecies intrigue as war and a new weapon threaten to tear apart Ringworld forever. The future of Ringworld will lie in its children: Tunesmith the Ghoul protector, Acolyte the exiled son of Speaker-to-animals, and Wembleth the strange Ringworld native with a mysterious past.
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.
Tiffany Aching, a hag from a long line of hags, leaves home and is apprenticed to a "real" witch. This time, will the thievin', fightin' and drinkin' skills of the Nac Mac Feegle - the Wee Free Men - be of use, or must Tiffany rely on her own talents?
The conclusion to the REVELATION SPACE series: it's time for humanity to meet its Unmaker...
Duke Edmund Talbot must go to the Southern Isles and make contact with the scattered mer-folk and convince them to side with New Destiny. He requires the service of dragon-carrier Lt. Herzer Herrick, the most blooded of Blood Lords. Sequel to THERE WILL BE DRAGONS.
Sequel to KNIGHT ERRANT. Robyn Stafford has been transported in time to the 1460's, the age of the War of Roses, where she has fallen in love with a young knight, Prince Edward. Now Robyn encounters the politics of murder, warfare, and betrayal: Edward's father, the Duke of York, is making a bid for the throne.
In the wake of a massive Arab oil shutoff that has put millions out of work and has left the nation ripe for the impassioned rhetoric of California governor Vincent deYoung, a man who will stop at nothing - even treason and murder - to realize his dream of ultimate power.
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.
Captain Pausert successfully sells odd-ball cargoes no one else can sell. And then he made the mistake of freeing three slave children from their masters who were eager to part with them. No good deed goes unpunished, and in fact the harmless-looking little girls were three of the notorious Witches of Karres. Considered a masterpiece, this novel was a Hugo finalist when it was first published.
Four enchanting novellas by Sharon Shinn, Claire Delacroix, Lynn Kurland, and Patricia McKillip take one into the realms of romantic fantasy.
Will Kennedy is a 32 year old Texan who has lost his job, is still in love with his ex-wife and whose air-conditioning no longer works. He is importuned by his family, by relatives both living and dead. It begins with a cousin who calls in the middle of the night about a dead girl haunting his garage. Recommended.
2003 Hugo nominee. Set 400 years in the future in the wake of perfected time travel and the ultimate advancements in technology, information and artificial intelligence.
The planet of Moscow was annihilated and the neighbouring system of New Dresden is suspected. When it turns out that New Dresden wasn't responsible, Rachel Mansour, agent for the interests of Old Earth, must find out who was before the deadly missiles reach New Dresden.
Nathaniel is 11 and a magician's apprentice. All is well until he meets the ruthless magician Simon Lovelance and is publically humiliated. He summons Bartimaeus, a 5000-year-old djinn. But summoning is one thing, mastering another. He is plunged into a whirlwind of magical espionage, murder and rebellion after he asks Bartimaeus to steal Lovelace's greatest treasure, the Amulet of Samarkand. Recommended.
The Emperor is seeking to protect mankind from the hordes of giant insects who have plagued the land for centuries. But he must also contend with the rivalries and squabblings of his fifty immortals - and these will shortly spill over into open civil war.
The citizens of a small, California desert town are understandably upset when the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse show up. Their anxiety and impatience only increases when, after an interval marked by the usual escalating horror, the Horsemen show no signs of leaving.
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.
This book contains two novels and a collection of short stories orginally published as three books: EARTHGRIP, NONINTERFERENCE, and KALEIDOSCOPE.
Laurel Hamilton, MaryJanice Davidson, Eileen Wilks, and Rebecca York present their favourite characters in all-new tales of blood-lust and passion.
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.
Lieutenant Dair mu T'ressa, interstellar paramedic, heads a squadron of SEAL pilots responsible for the security of her home world of Kevarzangia Two. The entire project faces opposition from a lupine species that hates native Zangians like Dair.
Canadian author. Continues from STARFISH and MAELSTROM: Lenie Clark's ancient, apocalyptic microbe called Behemoth has been loose for half a decade now, devouring the biosphere from the bottom up. Now rifters and the corporate elite who created them hide at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. They remember their ancient enmity - and the only thing standing between them is a woman with the blood of the world on her hands.
More Honor Harrington stories - including entries from Ringo, Flint and Zahn.
The twin offspring of a high priestess and a dragon are raised apart, one in a human court, the other in hiding. It is up to Draconas, a special emissary of the Parliament of Dragons, to make sure they reach maturity.
Ile-Rien has fallen - and Tremaine Valiarde and his companions are caught between the unstoppable army called the Gardier and an ancient evil. Even the growing power of the sorcerer's sphere may not be enough to avert destruction.
2003 Hugo nominee. 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.
Igsha Reey Spaceport: Meris, a legendary being of the Jadamiin race stows away on a ship bound for Earth to escape the pursuit of every member of every species, but gets involved in high-level intrigue that could annihilate the entire station.
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 Weavers have placed their puppet emperor on the throne of Saramyr. But even he will soon be surplus to their plans. Meanwhile, Kaku must travel deep into the past to find the secret to her own survival and that of all Aberrants. And still Saramyr slides into ruinous civil war.
All 5 of the Hitchhiker books are in the boxset.
Lidi is a brilliant magician but she can not do the greatest trick in the world: the rope trick. She must find the legendary magician Ferramondo. On her quest she is joined by Daniella, an orphan with prophetic powers, a handsome outlaw, and a circus owner with a troupe of dancing pigs. When Daniella is kidnapped, Lidi must abandon her quest.
Series conclusion. The Pale King has been defeated, the dark God Mohg destroyed, and the evil corporation Duratek has been dissolved. But rifts are appearing in the skies over both Eldh and Earth - and there appears to be a connection with the lost city of sorcerers.
The stranger washed up on the beach near research scientist Samantha Bryton's home turns out to be more than human, an experiment. The two quickly find themselves on the run, pursued by the most ruthless criminal of the 21st century. In desperation they turn for help to Sunrise Alley, an underground organization of AIs and androids gone rogue. But these cybernetic outlaws have their own hidden agenda.
With the Drakhoul no longer possessing his soul, Gavril Nagarian is slowly being driven mad. Moreover, Eugene has made his move and annexed Gavril's kingdom. Gavril is being held by the new Emperor in the Iron Tower, a prison for the criminally insane.
When the sheepish Wuhses are taken advantage of by the overbearing Pervects, Skeeve teams up with Zol Icty (self-help expert and bestselling author of Imps Are from Imper, Deveels Are from Deva) on a mythion in personal development.
Hidden deep within the canyons of the California desert, the city-kingdom of Aten thrives, resplendent with the glory and prosperity of ancient Egypt. Now Aten faces a fight for survival that will lure Kane and his companions into a web of deceit.
In a world where the Ice Age never ended where only a narrow coastline of civilization survives, a Victorian society exists alongside saber-toothed cats and wooly mammoths.
When his father dies suddenly, George Poole stumbles onto a family secret: a sister he never knew existed - a twin raised in Rome by an enigmatic religious group. The Order is almost two millenia old and a human hive with a female queen. George must confront his own complex feelings and make a drastic decision about the Order. Is the hive the future of humanity - or its end?
The last remnants of the human race struggle to survive in a universe dominated by hostile machinery.
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.
Continues the story from ZANDRU'S FORGE set in the era of The Hundred Kingdoms, a lawless time of war and unrest on the planet Darkover. A legendary friendship is forged between King and Keeper, one which will ultimately bring about the end of all long-distance weapons.
The Raven mage Seraph must protect the world from a terror that threatens to reemerge after generations of imprisonment.
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?
From the author of the VLAD TALTOS series. Agyar is a dark, sharp-tongued, and sensuous man who mysteriously appears on the streets of a quiet college town and leaves a trail of magic, blood and broken hearts. Recommended.
In the 23rd century, corporations have replaced nations, and executives have absolute rule. When an underground enclave of independent workers threatens the system, executive Dominic Jedes must negotiate with them face to face.
The Star Risk team must rely on every resource at its disposal when members are caught up in a full-fledged war over an addictive new consumer product.
Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, takes on a case as a favour to his friend Thomas - a vampire of dubious integrity - only to become the prime suspect in a series of ghastly murders.
Weather Warden Joanne Baldwin is part of an elite group controlling Earth's weather - until she is mistaken for a murderer. Then her colleagues hunt her down and kill her. She is then reborn as a Djinn. But her duty has not been forsaken: she senses something very sinister, very disruptive, entering our planet's atmosphere.
To save her failing bakery, Lina trades souls with Persephone, Goddess of Spring--and starts falling for hunky Hades.
A chance encounter between the remnants of the human military and an inexplicable alien force has brought an armed expedition to the third planet of the fabled Three Kings. They will join forces with survivors of two earlier expeditions as they encounter the alien minds behind the mysterious triple planetary system.
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.
15 all-original alternate universe stories from Julie E. Czerneda, Geoffrey Landis, James Gardner, Robin Wayne Bailey, Mike Resnick, and others.
Le Guin, Fowler, Irvine, Butner, Hirshberg, Campbell, Newman, Bailey and many others.
The new queen of vampires, Betsy Taylor, lands her dream job selling designer shoes at Macy's. When a string of vampire murders hits St. Paul, Betsy must enlist the help of the vampire Sinclair. Now she is treading on dangerous ground--high heels and all.
Parrish has the shape-changing psycho, Jamon Mondo, off of her back, but the media have put a price on her head so high that every scumbag is out to get her. One thing is for sure, Parrish is going to need some bigger guns.
Half-elf Danthres Tresyllione and ex-soldier Torin Ban Wyvald are the investigators assigned by Cliff's End's Castle Guard to the murder of Gan Brightblade, one of the world's great heroes. But the crime scene is devoid of forensic evidence and the Brotherhood of Wizards is pushing to take over the case. And that's before the second murder.
A collection of over a half-dozen classic science fiction stories by Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author and editor Gardner Dozois.
From a Canadian author: Hamza and Yehat are two slackers with a thirst for adventure, but one is a dishwasher, the other a video store clerk. Then the gorgeous, mysterious Sherem shows up in E-Town decked out in desert finery. Who is this sophisticated woman and what is the lost artifact that she and a cast of coiffed collectors and criminal cultists so desperately seek? As Hamza falls blindly in love with Sherem, little does he know that he and Yehat will play the biggest part of all in the recovery of the ancient relic - and in the future of all living beings.
The Interstellar Defense League successfully repelled an attack by the alien Remor in FACE OF THE ENEMY. But now a new assault is launched by the alien enemy, recharged and more dangerous than ever.
Obese New Orleans vampire Jules Duchon must figure out who is killing the vampires of New Orleans: is it the members of the aristocratic association of Eastern European vampires, or is it a super wealthy shock rock musician? His search for the murderer may even lead to a bride.
[Canadian author]. Admiral Festina Ramos and the Expendables must battle a highly advanced intelligence determined to destroy all intruders - a mission that will lead them to the secret origins of the Explorer Corps - and to Festina's own destiny.
Not everyone in this altered Manhattan is powerful enough to become a master of the magic of electricity. Wren has only limited power - she is a retriever. She is assigned to a case to locate a stolen protective cornerstone and return it to an important and wealthy client. But things go wrong and now she must deal not only with the client but with a powerful and somewhat deadly ghost that she accidentally released.
Spreading at an astonishing speed, the Agent X virus transforms everyone it touches into maniacal monsters. Lulu Pangloss, one of the few who are immune, flees to the last safe place on Earth - but what is awaiting there is more frightening than the virus.
Rosa Coleman takes her young son and leaves an abusive husband and post-Civil War Philadelphia to make her way across the continent into Alaska to start anew in the gold fields there. But her harsh journey does not prepare her for what awaits her. Something not of this world approaches her and reveals the universe's secrets to her. She has a role in bringing peace to Earth.
Two immortal creatures who have wandered the Earth for centuries are drawn to an unidentified object that has been found 7 miles below the surface of the sea.
Greyfax Grimwald, Faragon Fairangay, Dwarf, Otter, and Beaver combine their magic and might to defend the Lady of the Light from the deadly threat and terrors of the evil Dark Queen and her cohorts.
The wisdom of the galaxy's oldest living human, back in print.
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.
56 years after the end of DUNE: THE MACHINE CRUSADE. As Omnius releases virulent plagues throughout the galaxy and the Fremen of Arrakis transform themselves into a fighting force, man and machine prepare for the apocalyptic Battle of Corrin.
Sequel to THE DARK WING. Humanity's war with the Zor is over and Admiral Marais, the legendary "Dark Wing", is long dead, though some of his companions from that campaign of xenocide still remain. Now a mystery from the past has become a threat: whole fleets are disappearing, and the few survivors are stricken with madness. Man and Zor must join forces to meet this new adversary head on.
The rebellious space commodore Jackie Lapierre mystically embodies a hero foreseen by the ancient philosophy of the zor race. And a hero is needed to meet the new alien force. As armadas clash and outposts fall, the new menace will confront a zor-human alliance that has been warned of their coming.
Korean war veteran Lance Porter is roaming the streets of San Francisco, with no idea what to do with his life, when an encounter with a group of Beat poets fills his head with strange ideas and sets him off on a hunt for the Holy Grail.
The three people who saved England from Rufus O'Niall and the green nazi occupation have done so at a huge cost. They go into hiding from friends and fans in Mexico until tracked down by an emissary of the US President with an offer they can't refuse. It's about a movie, allegedly...
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.
As Ash pursues her destiny with the Sull and Raif seeks a place where he belongs, the clan chiefs urge their followers to frenzied battles. But there is a darker threat coming from the city with a black heart of evil, whose rulers have long sought to control the Clanholds.
The socially rigid Confedaracy of the Yukon rules 26th century North America. The electronic age is gone, destroyed in the Storm Times that devastated the globe and decimated the population. This is the story of Sir Robert Bruce, a close companion of Fitzpatrick the Younger, the greatest hero of the Yukons.
Vane Kattalakis is a Were-Hunter wolf, wanted dead by his enemies. He has only three weeks to convince Bride McTierney that the supernatural is real and that she has been marked by the Fates as his. Three weeks. Before he is neutered.
An ancient evil stirs. The legendary Briar King has awakened and he's taking back his land. In Crotheny, the queen rules, but there are few to whom she can turn, as a corrupt church conspires against her. As war looms on the horizon, the heir Anne Dare is missing, and only one man can be trusted to find her.
Demon-mother Mia uses the Power of Thirteen to arrive in 1999 New York in the body of Susannah Dean: at stake is a certain vacant lot. Eddie and Roland, meanwhile, are in 1977 Maine where they will encounter gunfire and the author of a book entitled SALEMS' LOT.
Having cast their lot with the peaceful, plantlike Vines, humanity faces all-out war against the aggressive, technologically superior Furs. Their only hope? A virus designed by the vines to remove all aggressiveness from the Furs.
Klatha: it flows through the universe, molds the kinks between the cosmos, and generally stays out of sight - unless, that is, you happen to be one of those psi-endowed super beings known as the Witches of Karres. Now a plague of intelligent nannites has infested the galaxy, threatening the throne of the Emperor himself. Disaster looms, and everything depends on two young witches, a nannite-sniffing grik-dog, and the doughty space captain who is in charge of the whole menagerie.
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.
Voodoo in the Louisiana bayous: Jessica LeJeune and her family are terrorized by an evil entity. Her only hope lives deep in the misty bayous in an isolated wooden shack.
A demon takes over a post office, giving unsuspecting victims a nasty surprise when they open their packages.
The time of reckoning is at hand, the forces that the shari'a once controlled are being summoned once more, and Brierley finds that the hatred that fueled the Allemani in ages past is still very much alive. Will Brierley have to sacrifice her life (and that of her unborn child) to save an entire world and make things right for her people?
Begins a new series. The Viking brothers Eyvind and Ulf learn of a magical place across the sea where men with courage could go to conquer a land and earn glory. Eyvind finds young Nessa, seer and princess, and his life changes forever. But he also finds a blood oath that might just doom him to kill the only thing he has ever loved.
Sequel to WOLFSKIN. The terrible secret surrounding a young man's paternity comes to light in the new land settled by Eyvind and his people. It will set in motion a chain of events that could send the best and brightest on a journey to discover the truth.
A collection of horror and suspense by black writers, including Tananarive Due and Stephen Barnes.
The Arthurian story with Massie's own twists, where Camelot is on the Tweed, and Merlin, the son of a Roman centurion, becomes a dirty old man.
Sequel to CLOUD OF SPARROWS. In the year 1311 a woman sits in the highest tower of the Cloud of Sparrows Castle watching as enemies gather and begins to write an extraordinary tale. The tale and its consequences unfold from the storm-tossed shores of medieval Japan to the bustling streets of San Franciso, toward an overhwelming revelation linking past, present and future.
A return, with a new cast of characters, to PERDIDO STREET STATION's city of New Crobuzon. War with the shadowy city-state of Tesh and rioting on the streets at home are pushing the teeming city to the brink. A mysterious masked figure spurs strange rebellion, while treachery and violence incubate in unexpected places. In desperation, a small group of renegades escapes from the city and crosses strange and alien continents in the search for a lost hope. In the blood and violence of New Crobuzon's most dangerous hour, there are whispers. It is the time of the iron council. . . .
Continuing the tale begun in THE HIDDEN DRAGON: the three O'Hara brothers are tracked by the Terran Imperial Military Police to their magical hideaway--a fascinating world where dragons are real and worshiped as gods.
After his men shoot down one of the unidentified flying objects over post-WWII New Mexico, the right-wing zealot Major General Curtis Le May is forced to admit that the sole survivor, while undeniably undesirable, probably isn't a Russian.
Set in the near future and inspired by the captivating myth of the warrior queen Califia, this brilliantly inventive novel tells the story of a small, peaceful community of women tucked away in a world gone mad.
The only thing standing against the ravening Posleen hordes is the 555th Mobile Infantry. Dropped into Rabun Pass, with millions of Posleen behind and millions to the front, the 555th must rely on SheVa Nine, nicknamed 'Bun-Bun' - a new weapon capable of dealing out hell to both the Posleen and their space-cruisers.
All the best lines from the CALLAHAN CROSSTIME SALOON books, including some not even in the books.
Kethol, Pirojil and Erenor, loyal retainers to Jason Cullianane, must pull off a complicated scheme that could kill them all - or land them in positions of supreme power.
A brain researcher suddenly finds himself the subject of an experiment in which his erotic fantasies are instantly realized.
A microbial apocalypse called Black Ep, has wiped humanity from the globe. Six individuals have survived and are committed to rebuilding a peaceful cvilization. Soon two different societies begin to evolve with differing visions of a new world when a mutated strain of BLack Ep returns.
Historical novel - the life and adventures of Vercingetorix, who will lead the Gauls against Julius Caesar and the Romans.
A fierce electrical storm over Nantucket causes all electronic devices to cease to function. The world is plunged into darkness and humanity is unprepared to deal with the loss of computers, telephones, radio, television, engines, and even firearms. Some of humanity is banding together while others are building armies of conquest.
The centuries-old doctor Elijah Pike (of NIGHT BLOOD, DARK BLOOD and IMMORTAL BLOOD) has discovered a vaccine to cure his vampirism and now finds himself battling an evil vampire with an appetite for destruction.
13 paintings and illustrations from Tolkien himself, from the LORD OF THE RINGS, THE HOBBIT, and THE SILMARILLION.
Beran Panasper must flee the planet to live and avenge the death of his father, the Panarch of Pao. It is at the secret fortress on the planet Breakness that Beran discovers the dreaded truth behind the assassination of his father - and much more.
CRUSADE and IN DEATH GROUND in one volume: After a devastating attack, the Terran Federation Navy is subordinated to the diplomatic corps - with predictably disastrous results. It's up to politician-hating Admiral Antonov to punish the bad guys, salvage the situation and ward off a fourth Interstellar War. Next: the Bugs won't stop coming - and now a supremely out-numbered Terran Federation Navy is the last line of defense against this intelligent, rapacious and all-consuming enemy.
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.
Biora has become a land of unending violence, where men are destined to be warriors. Julian, a peaceful young man who has befriended Tod in Biora and learned to read from him, is not at home in his homeland. Ten years have passed in the country of Dabion since "The Confidence Game," and now two young men must discover where their true loyalties lie before Dabion is torn by a civil war.
In a high-tech Roman Empire role-playing environment the Emperor has been really murdered. The main programmer is the prime suspect who, in order to elude a relentless robot cop, attempts to escape into the game world.
The Rix are cool, relentless fanatics, machine-augmented humans who worship planetary AI compound minds and attempt to propagate such AIs throughout the galaxy. They oppose the undead Emperor who has, with his immortal elite known as "The Risen" ruled for 16 centuries. The Rix begin their war by taking the Child Empress hostage. Captain Laurent Zai of the Imperial Frigate Lynx is charged with her rescue.
The author of THE GOLDEN AGE turns to fantasy. Young Galen Waylock is the last watchman of the dream-gate. His family has stood guard for a thousand years against ancient evils. But history has moved on since the vigil began. When evil finally stirs, Galen chooses to let the Champions of Light continue their sleep. He and his companions take the forbidden fairy weapons themselves. Treason, murder and disaster follow.
Bridget's daughter is a pawn in a dangerous game of power and politics. The powerful spells of a ruler intent on conquest threaten to destroy both women. Torn between the contending forces of magic and empire, Bridget must rely on supernatural forces she cannot control.
More than twenty stories about Deprivers. These are people who, for reasons still unknown to science, possess a defense mechanism that will drastically incapacitate others. Just to touch a Depriver can rob you of all your senses - indefinitely. Stories by Turtledove, Nolan, Janet Asimov, Due, Estep, Kit Reed and creator Altman.
Unified publication of the INTERSTELLAR PATROL series. The starship crew was stuck on a planet where the schemes of social engineers had created a nightmare of battling gangs. So they pretended to be Royal Legions from a distant star kingdom. Things went better than they could hope and the planet was rapidly becoming civilized - and then the real Royal flagship showed up.
Ryan's razor-sharp edge has been dulled by the loss of his son - but there is no time to indulge his grief. He and his band must fight to escape the chains of the sadistic Baron Ethan. They are the hunted in a deadly game of hunt-and-seek.
Iain Banks tours Scotland looking for the perfect single malt whisky.
The magical colleges of Balaia tear the land apart in their struggle for supremacy. Can the Raven even survive, let alone triumph?
The war between the colleges has finally brought down the walls between the dimensions and Balaia plunges into the chaos brought on the wings of demons. The Raven, tired, wounded, mourning their lost friends, face their final challenge. Will their bond prevail? Or is it time for the Raven to die?
Candy Quakenbush from Chickentown, U.S.A., is about to embark on an epic journey that will change her boring life forever as she dives from a barren field in Minnesota into the enormous Sea of Izabella. Over 100 full-colour images painted by Barker illuminate this imaginative text.
Sequel to GREAT SKY RIVER. Killeen leads his small band of humans away from the machine killers into the imploding galactic centre. There they encounter planet-coring cosmic strings, world-sized organisms, and another group of humans.
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. Yet he must find his brothers before the evil sorcerer Markko or the Gates of Heaven will not reopen.
Sequel to SON OF AVONAR: The noblewoman Seriana, after believing for years that her husband Karon was dead, now learns that his soul has been anchored to this world. He has been restored to life, but without any memory of her. When her nephew is kidnapped, and a dark family secret comes to light, the two strangers will have to join together to defeat the evil Lords of Zhev'Na.
Includes the never-before-printed 3000 word prologue of THE DEMOLISHED MAN, a number of stories, including "Hell is Forever" and "The Four Hour Fugue", and his commentary on such celebrities as Woody Allen, Rex Stout and Isaac Asimov.
As Oberon carves an empire from the new universe created by his father, enemies new and old lie in wait. Power-mad siblings, a madman for a father, assassins, and the King of Chaos are just the beginning of his troubles, for he must learn to master them all, if he is to rule in Amber.
Guinevere, with dragons, shapeshifting wolves, magic, pirates and romance. She must call on help from the dead in order to repel Saxon attackers.
The fundamentalist political regimes that rule Earth have encouraged their most incorrigible dissidents to make a one-way trip to Saturn on the great Space Habitat Goddard. It is little surprise that many of these individuals have long-term schemes, each waiting his moment. But hidden to them all is the real purpose of the expedition.
DARKOVER LANDFALL and TWO TO CONQUER in a single volume.
After hearing an impossible Call, Valeria heads for the Mountain and the herd of magical stallions and their devoted riders. She is kept as an apprentice and servant by one of the master Riders, until she is kidnapped by barbarians and offered a school of her own if she helps to overthrow the Mountain.
Grianne Ohmsford leads a new Druid Council dedicated to protecting the Four Lands. Yet from her time as the Ilse Witch she still has enemies 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.
Grianne Ohmsford, rightful High Druid of Shannara, is trapped within the Forbidding. Her enemies have taken the Druid Council to war against the free-born. And so Grianne's nephew Pen Ohmsford must free her. In order to do so he seeks the mystical Tanequil, an ancient sentient tree that has the magic that may free the captive Grianne.
Private detective Hal Halliday returns from retirement and the illusory paradise of virtual reality to search for his ex-girlfriend. He finds a Manhattan devastated by the debilitating effects of VR.
Conclusion to the series. Although Sonea has earned the grudging respect of her fellow novices and a place in the Magician's Guild, she cannot ignore the terrifying truths that the High Lord Akkarin would share with her, even though she fears it may be an attempt to use her astonishing powers for his own dark aims.
An illustrated collection of novellas about Orson Scott Card's most beloved character, Ender Wiggen. This collection also includes "Ender's Game", the story that started it all.
Two years after the events of WYRMHOLE, Jack is a professional P.I. on a case to track down a missing artifact - a tablet made of a metal that cannot be identified. But when the woman he's working for disappears and his lead suspect turns up dead, Jack's investigation will lead him into the clutches of a shadowy political organization that knows the secret of the tablet.
Nothing is right in the land. Leonardo Pegasus, retired magician, probes the murky depths of the Signal Network, where unseen forces vie for supremacy. Ashleigh Brown, urban teenager, yearns for the open road, and Charles Bannister, wealthy businessman, plunders the Outer Isles. And across the land, roaming bands of Seagull Drovers seek to guide the lost gulls back to the coast.
With only one companion, a girl condemned to burn as a heretic, archer Thomas of Hookton goes to the valley of Astarac where he believes the grail was once hidden, and there plays a deadly game of hide and seek with an overwhelming enemy. But it is the middle of the 14th century - the deadliest plague in history begins to erupt.
Third collection of essays from eminent historians imagining what might have transpired had certain historical events gone the other way. This volume focuses on American history.
Abraham, Cady, Campbell, Dowling, Ford, Gallagher, Grant, Hirshberg, Koja, Lee, Link, McCrumb, Oates, O'Driscoll, Shepard and Wilson are represented. Recommended.
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.
The Magickers have succeeded in opening the third gate necessary to give them permanent access to the realm of Haven. But the forces of the Dark Hand have also stated a claim to this world filled with magical energy. And in their efforts to defeat the Magickers they are about to release a maelstrom of evil energy that could destroy all of Haven.
Out of the deep sky a horse draped in shrouds of icicles broke into Jack's room. The horse was gray and had too many legs and on the horse's back was a rider even darker than the sky. Jack fell to the floor when the horse screamed and only felt the pulsing warmth of the pendant nestled over his heart.
What do you do with a Soldier Hero? Court-martial him! But his friends, the bio-engineered rats and bats used for cannon fodeer, are only a show-trial away from taking their revenge against a terminally mad political system.
Lady Robyn, once a savvy Hollywood exec, is now betrothed to young Edward Plantagent, Duke of York and heir to the English throne. But war is in the air, with a rebellious Tudor army challenging Edward's forces at home and French invaders preparing to march on London.
A collection of his stories, including the full-length novel SPACE PRISON.
Vampire hunter Anita Blake learns hell hath no fury like a vampire scorned - she finds out just how far she'll let herself get pushed around by one of the oldest vampires alive - or should one say, dead? Meanwhile, she must learn to cope with the ardeur, the erotic magic that has her cavorting with wereleopards and vampires twice a day while werewolf boyfriend Richard is off sulking somewhere.
The descendants of ancient enemies cross paths: the last heir to a centuries-old tradition of dragon fighting decides his son should enter the family business. Meanwhile, the remaining dragons on earth conspire to take a stand once and for all against their ancient enemy.
EXPECTING SOMEONE TALLER and YE GODS! in a single volume.
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.
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.
Rakkety Tam, a roguish Highlander squirrel, sets off on a mercenary errand and loses his heart to the charms of Redwall Abbey. He will be ready to fight when the wolverine Gulo the Savage descends upon the ABbey in search of a relic called the Walking Stone.
Fantasy set in the same universe as THE FOX WOMAN. Kagaya-hime starts her extraordinary journey as a tortoise-shell cat bereft of her fudoki (self and soul and home and shrine).
The sequel series to THE ASHES series. A new hero, the heir to Ben Raines's dream, will now fight for humanity.
Second omnibus collecting Jordan's Conan fantasies: CONAN THE MAGNIFICENT, CONAN THE TRIUMPHANT, and CONAN THE VICTORIOUS.
[Local author]. Renaissance England: in a world of alchemy, natural magic and scrying, young Sidorie Quince is reluctant to use her gift of seeing the future. However, she must save her father and country.
Businessman Jonathan Chase visits an historic tomb in Greece, only to experience a dark vision of the future. And it is here that the beautiful Lelia befriends a group of tourists, to lure them into a nightmare of pain and terror. She lives to seduce and destory, to feed off her human prey.
To find the solace she seeks, Niki Ky must return to the house on the side of Red Mountain in Birmingham, Alabama, to finish what her lover Spyder Baxter (of SILK) started. Her odyssey will take her places no human was meant to travel, and she will face creatures no human should ever have to face.
The final instalment of the epic series that began with THE GUNSLINGER in 1981. The quest of the last gunslinger in the world, Roland Deschain, is completed. In the final stage of his search, he needs one more ally, a last key to gain entry into the tower. Illustrated by Michael Whelan.
A cryptic passage in an old forgotten logbook brings Rowan to the village of Donner, where the steerswoman hopes to find the master-wizard's whereabouts. Instead she finds a wizard who will do anything to keep her from interfering.
Deep in Obsidian Mountain, the Demons are waiting. Since their defeat in the last Great War, they've been biding their time. Very soon now, when the Demons rise to make war, there will be no alliance between High and Wild Magic to stand against them.
When you come to enjoy the exclusive spa isolated in the middle of the Arizona desert there are a couple of things you are going to have to overlook. One is that unspeakable thing in the pool. And the other is the fact that your fellow guests may start disappearing, one by one.
Sequel to DRAGON'S WINTER. A fearsome dragon lord struggles between ruling with might and ruling with justice.
7205 AD: Hawk Hunter now must find the one man who can prevent the Solar Guards from seizing the source of all power in the galaxy and plunging civilization into a catastrophic dark age.
For centuries Sade has thrived in the darkest netherworld of New York and Paris, but now he travels to New Orleans, legendary city of excess and abandon. (The vampire was attracted by an off-season seat sale - ed). But New Orleans, he will learn, is the home of the Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau.
Set in the same world as ARCHFORM: BEAUTY. Jonat deVrai is hired to study the effect of "prod" (product placement) - reinforced by sublims and res (resonant frequencies) on political campaigns. But when he is jumped by armed thugs in a parking garage and ambushed by a sniper, the lucrative contract doesn't look quite as good as he thought.
The classic Victorian, lovingly renovated home at 362 Belisle seems like a steal. But for Glen Darnley of Shelter Realty, selling the house proves to be virtually impossible. This house has always had a history - perhaps a little too much history. It's waiting for the special person who can make it a home.
25 original tales of terror from such masters as Little, Farris, and Piccirilli. A new novella "The Stationary Bike" from Stephen King is included.
An unfortunate incident at the Space Academy sends Ky Vatta home in disgrace. Her chance at redemption is to captain the last voyage, to the scrapyards, of an old ship. But she decides to salvage the ship and grab a lucrative contract fumbled by a rival company. This lands her right in the middle of a colonial war. She must keep herself and her crew alive in the face of combat, mercenaries, and mutiny.
Humorous fantasy: before the evil Lord Voltmeter unleashes his Diabolical Plan, Prince Kevin Timberline must retrieve Ancient Artifact Model Seven from Voltmeter's clutches. Luckily Kevin wields a secret weapon that will cause the forces of Darkness to tremble: The Handbook of Practical Heroics.
A parapsychologist with a recurring dream finds herself drawn to an artist's retreat in the remote Appalachian mountains, where a dangerous spirit is emerging, seeking everlasting life at any cost.
21 all-new horror stories from Kiernan, Hodge, Lebbon and more.
The Finest are mystical creatures sent to aid humanity during their mortal existence. Resembling ordinary horses, their task is to prevent a new dark age from dimming the light of civilization by protecting individuals of great potential. Now one young Finest is separated from its mentor before receiving assignment and on its own takes up the task of caring for two orphans.
Sequel to SIGNALS and STARSHIP: the quest for faster-than-light travel begins.
In which it is discovered that the futuristic fiction dreamed up by such authors as H. G. Wells and Jules Verne was based on fact, that history is a cauldron of lies brewed up by Victorian witches.
The great traction city London is on the move, and at last the sinister plans London's Lord Mayor has harboured for years can start to unfold. And Tom, a lowly third class apprentice, unwittingly becomes a target, and a hero.
When the grim aviators of the Green Storm suddenly attack their airship, Tom and Hester's vacation comes to a halt. They seek refuge in the remote ice city of Anchorage. But Anchorage has been devastaged by plagues, haunted by thieves, and threatened by the savage Huntsmen of Arkangel.
The sequel to THE LEGEND OF NIGHTFALL. He has been known by countless names and terrifying deeds, but chief among those names is that of Nightfall, a man - or perhaps the legendary demon himself - gifted with a unique power which any sorceror would kill to possess. Now Nightfall is bound by magic and oath to guard and guide a newly crowned king. Thus, when his liege disappears, he must seek help from Duke Varsah, a man who wants nothing more than to see Nightfall destroyed.
The victory over the Valdani has not ended the strife in Sileria. There must still be a reckoning with the powerful Waterlord Kiloran, and there are those who seek opportunity to seize power. Tansen, heir to the rebel Josarian's leadership, is nearly killed in an ambush, but is saved by a mysterious boy from one of the sea-clans.
The Vampire Lestat pursues the transformation set in motion with MEMNOCH THE DEVIL, struggling with his vampirism. He saves the country-and-western singer Patsy's ghost from the dark realm of the Earthbound, uncovers the mystery of the Taltos, and unselfishly decides the fate of his beloved Rowan Mayfair.
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.
Live Swords. Weapons possessed by souls of the powerful dead. Now the vicious spirit within an unmastered Red Sword threatens the Pendragon dynasty, and everything depends upon the honour, faith, and courage of one young fisherman. Paladin, arise!
Trevor Blake has always known he possessed magical gifts. For instance, he can conjure objects at a distance. Since he was young, he has suppressed his magic lest it draw hostility from the skeptical, ungifted, and intolerant. In the small farming community where Trevor lives with his family, magic is forbidden---sometimes from fear or jealousy. Trevor hears of a small group of the gifted who have banded together in a secret underground community of the coastal city of Port-of-Lords. Trevor makes his way there to join them, then trouble begins.
The adventures of Gary Leger, who stumbles into a realm of elves and dwarves, witches and dragons - and takes up the magical spear of the land's lost hero. THE WOODS OUT BACK, THE DRAGON'S DAGGER, and DRAGONSLAYER'S RETURN in one volume.
Britain, summer 44 AD: It falls to the centurions Macro and Cato to win the loyalty and then to train the disgruntled tribal levies of the aged Atrebatan King Verica. Then, once trained, these raw recruits must be led into the pursuit of a resourceful and cunning oppoent.
The portly private eye Thraxas is in trouble and is the prime suspect in the murder of his old commander. In his second case, Thraxas has been hired to do the legwork for elves. As soon as Thraxas arrives in the Elvish Isles, things start getting weird. When the going gets weird, Thraxas gets going.
RODERICK and RODERICK AT RANDOM in one volume, part of Overlook's SF&F Classics series (also reissued this month are CITIES IN FLIGHT and BUG JACK BARRON). Roderick is a robot who learns, starting from childlike thought and knowing nothing of human ways.
The ill-fated Baudelaire orphans are adrift in a sea of awfulness that includes a submarine, a determined villain with a stylish girlfriend, mushrooms, an alarming message from a lost friend - and hypochondria.
Who will possess all of the fragments of the shattered DragonCrown? Now hero Will Norrington is dead in the depths of a fiery volcano, leaving his comrades to carry on his mission while rumours abound that he was not a nobly fated redeemer after all.
Three characters make their way through a landscape populated by mad alchemists, Barbary pirates and bawdy courtiers in the Age of the Baroque. Winner of the 2004 Arthur C. Clarke Award.
Free Lance, knight for hire, always seems to be stuck in the Badlands with an empty purse, an empty tankard, and an empty headed oaf who is trying to pick a fight.
Two 16 year old classmates exchange notes in invisible ink that open a door to a horrifying power. One of the two resists the force of the Othersyde, but the other takes advantage to gain revenge against his student tormentors.
After a giant clay golem starts making random attacks on London, young apprentice magician Nathaniel and the djinni Bartimaeus must travel to Prague for research.
1756: a star called Wormwood is headed for London, where it will fall from the sky and strike a fatal blow. Dr. Sabian Blake believes it will either end the world or begin a new, enlightened age. Much will depend on what his young housemaid Agetta does with the legendary book entitled Nemorensis.
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.
Erotic vampire stories from Greg Herren, Michael Thomas Ford, Timothy Ridge, and Sean Wolfe.
Four vampire romances, one each from Hannah Howell, Lynsay Sands, Sara Blayne and Kate Huntington.
His best stories, including a number previously uncollected.
In the near future genetically transmitted diseases are being eliminated and manual labour is gradually being transferred to 'sims', genetically altered chimps who occupy a gray zone between simian and human.
A collection of his best short fiction from the years 1980-1989.
Botanist Nathan Crewe's plan smash-and-grab mission to steal samples of a rare plant that grows only in remote wildernesses of Vanar goes awry and he is marooned on a strict, matriarchal world. As he slowly adapts to the culture he discovers an ancient malice buried deep in the culture of the people.
In a world where the dead can testify against the living, someone is getting away with murder.
Two groups of aliens, the Greens and the Grays, ancient enemies, have been living in the shadows of New York for 75 years. They strike an uneasy truce, but it requires the sacrifice of 12 year old Melantha Green. Both groups of aliens are desperate to get her back from an unsuspecting young married couple in whose care she has been thrust.
The three COBRA books in one omnibus volume: Earth decides to attack the aliens not from space, but on the ground - with forces the Troft did not even suspect. Thus were created the Cobras, a guerilla force whose deadly weapons were surgically implanted. But power brings temptation: and not all the Cobras could be trusted to fight for Earth alone.
Novelization of the film of a monster show-down. An expedition sent to explore a mysterious pyramid below the Antarctic ice sets off a battle between a monstrous alien and the alien Predators who first brought it to Earth.
First in a new series of stand-alone adventures about the clerics (priests) of the Forgotten Realms world.
Riker and his estranged father Kyle will have to work together to save two species who are at one another's throat. But Kyle is hiding a secret from his son. Can he come clean in time to save the planet?
Tie-in to the movie prequel to THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK. A ship crashes on a planet where every six years there's a solar eclipse and these things come up from underground and eat everybody.
Battlefield looter Angelika Fleischer meets up with a group of Pilgrims heading for a remote monastery in the dangerous Blackfire Pass. Dogged by goblin attacks and an unknown killer in their midst, they journey together to see the most holy Mother Elisabeth, the great Priestess of Shallya, Goddess of Mercy. But with Empire forces and the hordes of Chaos converging on their destination, Angelika uncovers a dark secret that could cost her life.
A psychopathic crime boss hires Johnny Alpha and his Strontium Dogs to track down a mutant-hating robot on a quarantined planet where time runs two hundred times faster than usual. To keep their minds on the job micro bombs are implanted inside each of the bounty hunters. But this turns out to be the least of their worries when they uncover a bomb so powerful it could wipe out an entire sector of space.
Two lead characters familiar to any fan of the Dragonlance world are featured in a story that directly overlaps events during the War of Souls.
A group of embattled medics on the planet Drongar struggle to save lives in the midst of a devastating conflict.
The "Enterprise" and its crew are implicated in a deadly blast that incinerated hundreds of colonists. But Captain Jonathan Archer, recalled to Earth, knows that this cannot be true. Can he convince the powers that be before it is too late?
Anarchy has broken out in the sealed domes of Luna-1. Judge-Marshal Tex calls on a task force of Judges, headed by Judge Dredd, to bring the situation under control. But when Dredd is implicated in a murder, he must resort to the Moon-U pirate radio station and the vast MoonieCorp business empire to clear his name.
The first in a new trilogy that chronicles the tempestuous return of an isolated society of elves to the mainland of Forgotten Realms. The events have a far reaching impact across the entire setting.
The Republic planet of Skye's only hope against a new onslaught from the Jade Falcon Clan lies with Jasek Kelswa-Steiner and his Stormhammers.
Prequel to the new movie RESIDENT EVIL: APOCALYPSE. Deep beneath the streets of Raccoon City, in a top-secret research facility known as The Hive, security has been breached. A deadly virus, capable of contaminating the entire would, has been released by the powerful and insidious Umbrella Corporation. Now, an elite team has been sent in to stop it, but they have only three hours left before the virus begins infecting--and mutating--the entire human race....
Rogue Trader Hoyyon Phrax is dead and his Charter - an Imperial warrant that brings its bearers unimaginable wealth and power - is being brought to the great fortress-system of Hydraphur to be ceremonially bequeathed to his son. Already the vultures are circling. It is the duty of Arbite Shira Calpurnia to ensure that the will and testament of Hoyyon Phrax is carried out according to Imperial law. By force, if necessary.
When Starfleet ships are attacked without warning and overwhelmed by a mysterious, alien aggressor who appears to possess an intimate knowledge of the vessel's technology, young Picard and the crew of the Stargazer are ordered to form a desperate line of defense against the aggressor's headlong plunge into the heart of the Federation....
No sooner does Lara Croft narrowly escape death while on a mission for the CIA to recover stolen Iraqi artifacts, than she is thrust into her next adventure, pitted against a dark and deadly cult.
The conclusion to the NEW JEDI ORDER series! More and more worlds have fallen to the Yuuzhan Vong, including Coruscant. Luke, Mara and Jacen are missing in unknown space and the resistance leadership movement is splintered and scattered.
Tezwa's prime minister has made his planet, armed to the teeth by the Federation during the Dominion War in violation of its treaties with the Klingons, a threat to nearby worlds. Picard and the Enterprise must deal with this loose cannon.
Wesley attends a secret auction of occult books with former colleague and ex-Watcher Adrian O'Flaherty, and literally winds up being eaten by a powerful book of spells.
Prequel to the EXORCIST. After WWII Lankester Merrin is in Kenya, leading the excavation of a mysterious, buried Byzantine cathedral. But when the dig unearths an ancient crypt beneath the church, Merrin is faced with the unspeakable evil unwittingly released.
Novelization of the third Blade film. Blade is pitted against his ultimate nemesis as the vampires get close to unlocking the secret which will allow them to walk in the daylight--freeing them to dominate the world.
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.
Novel based on the popular science-fiction video game: the space-combat story of a military unit fighting to defend their solar system from alien invasion.
Takes up where the WAR OF SOULS left off with Mina and the chaos that is post-war Krynn.
Novelization of the new movie. The Umbrella is forced to deploy the bioweapon codenamed NEMESIS to rid the streets of Raccoon City of unwanted living dead.
Ensign Andrea Nikolas has left the Stargazer and is forgetting his troubles aboard the freighter Iktoj'ni. Then a monstrous alien takes over the Iktoj'ni and hurtles it into space inhabited by the xenophobic Ubarrak.
Amongst the Adeptus Astartes there are few warriors so utterly committed to the Imperium and the service of mankind than the Iron Hands. With their conviction comes an implacable contempt for any show of weakness and a determination to expunge it whatever the cost. Their zeal even extends to practising bionic augmentation on their own bodies in the hope of achieving a physical form that will never betray their iron will.
The second title in this Forgotten Realms series that focuses on the clerics.
This title centers around Linsha Majere, the grandchild of one of the central characters in the Dragonlance saga. This trilogy continues to advance the story of post-War of the Souls events in the south of the Dragonlance world and introduces a major new villain.
As the Orion Syndicate interferes in the reconstruction of the planet Tezwa, Riker has been captured by rebels loyal to the old Tezwa regime.
This series explores a new and mysterious area of Magic: the Gathering world that fans have never seen before. This novel previews the newest trading card game set to be released in October and gives fans a sneak preview at new elements of the game.
To coincide with the release of the computer game MYST REVELATIONS, these are the three MYST novels in one volume: THE BOOK OF ATRUS, THE BOOK OF TI'ANA and the BOOK OF D'NI.
The ruthless Bounty Hunter Brunner's search for the highwayman Gobineau brings him to the blighted city of Mousillon. There a band of degenerate mutants battles the Knight of the Black Grail over a strange artefact with the power to control dragons.