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.
Anthology that showcases old and new, light and dark, the full spectrum of fantasy by authors such as Bram Stoker, H.P. Lovecraft, Frank Baum and many others.
Every planet and colony across the spiral arm, human or alien, feels devastated. Focused intently on an outside foe, leaders across the galaxy are failing to hold their nations together, empires are crumbling. Despair, tyranny, blame and violence prevail. For the first time in memory, Ildiran has taken up arms against Ildiran. Through the psychic network Jora'h suffers every death of his slaughtered people. No one is safe.
The shape mages Chime and Muller are no longer in line to rule Aronsdale, but are still two of the strongest mages in the land. They are thrown together into a quest against an unknown dark power that forces each to rely on the other's strengths.
The promise of peace rested on Mel Dawnfield's vow to marry Cobalt the Dark - heir to a family of legendary cruelty. Mel struggled to embrace her unexplored mage powers and unveil the light in her shadowy new world - including the radiance hidden in her husband's soul. The darkest of evils would be released in the name of war and Mel's ability to harness her magic could bring harmony instead of annihilation.
On Earth's moon a starship is being built to explore an alien artifact. But one newswoman has become a pawn in a conspiracy that could end the project - as well as her own life.
Canadian author. Four have set off on a journey to find the coveted Stone of the Stars on the mystical isle of Trynisia, where once humans lived alongside dragons: a bookworm, a devoted missionary, a half-breed solder-slave, and one who is possibly a prophesied saviour in the battle against the Dark God. Can they reach the isle and find the stone before the tyrannical God-King Kahalzar?
4034 AD: Fassin Taak, a slow seer at the Court of the Nasqueron Dwellers, is seconded to a military-religious order he's barely heard of. He has to travel among a people populating a gas giant on the outskirts of the galaxy and dismissed by the rest of civilization as barbaric. As a devastating war approaches, he searches for a secret hidden for half a billion years.
The consort of the Un-Named One, Lilith has been called up from the seventh level to set affairs in order. An evil force beyond recognition, Damali's new nemesis literally brings men to their knees. Even Carlos Rivera is reluctant to tangle with the she-devil. Lilith has been given the power and authority to open the portals of Hell. Her goal: to wipe out Damali and the Guardian squad.
Sequel to HAMMERED. 2062: after years on the run Jenny Casey is back in the Canadian armed forces. Her former enemies are now her allies, and at fifty, she's been handpicked for a mission for which her artificially reconstructed body is perfectly suited. With the earth capable of sustaining life for just another century, Jenny - as pilot of the starship Montreal - must discover brave new worlds. With the help of a brilliant AI, an ex--crime lord, and the man she loves, Jenny may just get her chance to save the world. If it doesn't come to an end first...
Wireless bandwidth for data transmission is at a premium when a new channel is discovered, allowing almost infinite volumes of data to be transmitted instantaneously. But a problem arises: this may be the pathway to wherever the living go when they die. What happens when we clog it with spam, mp3s and phone calls?
The Healer, ironically named "Payne," is a member of a minority offshoot of humanity called Grotesques, or Tesques. A small percentage of Tesques have the ability to effect phenomenal healings, which makes them a valuable commodity in their world. Sadly, such gifted healers live a life somewhere between that of a possession and a slave. Payne is unusual in that he is seemingly unaffected by the mysterious burnout (called "The Drain") that all other healers experience.
Novella. A colonization mission is heavily damaged a thousand years out. Automated equipment immediately begins modifying the sleeping colonists.
In the realm of Alera, where people bond with furies - elementals of earth, air, fire, water and metal - 15 year old Tavi struggles with his lack of fury-crafting. But when his homeland erupts in chaos and rebels war with loyalists and furies clash with furies, Tavi's simple courage will turn the tides of war.
The First Lord of Alera has fallen in his efforts to protect his people from the vicious attacks of their enemies. Now, the fate of the Alerians lies in the hands of Tavi, a young man who must use all of his courage and resourcefulness to save his people - and himself.
Mack Street was born too soon, abandoned by an unknown mother in a Los Angeles park. It was a miracle he survived - and a miracle that he reached his teen years too, the way he'd every once in a while just freeze and stare off into space. What his foster mother and their neighbours never realized was that Mack was seeing dreams - other people's dreams.
Concord Station, situated between the territories of Earth and the alien Ondat, monitors a crucial desert planet which is beginning to rebloom. A deadly cataclysm could destroy its saviour, Marak Trin Tain. And on the station an unexpected ship from Earth disrupts the uneasy truce with the aliens - which can restart the terrible Gene Wars.
Reissued in trade paperback, a classic novel that changed the way we look at the stars. Includes an introduction by Sir Arthur C. Clarke.
In a world where mysterious gods hold powerful secrets, knights walk in shadows and demons claw up from the darkness as one man struggles to prove he did not kill a god.
Innocents are paying the price for the campaign that Kern Wolf-Eye and his Men of the Wolves are waging against the Vanir invaders. The Vanir pillage and burn one village after another. Only by uniting the Cimmerian clans under one banner - and one army - will Kern be able to rid the land of the Vanir once and for all.
The Wraeththu, once a wild and beautiful race living on the land and reveling in their power and sexuality, have become tamed as the years have passed. The race of hermaphrodites has now come into its own, not relying on humanity to propagate itself. Now it must learn to survive politics, governing, and wars amongst itself.
The noble-born Uhtred is captured as a child and raised by the Danes and so almost thinks of himself as one of them by the time the Northmen begin their assault on Alfred's Kingdom of Wessex. But when Alfred unexpectedly defeats the Danes, Uhtred must decide which side he is on.
A lost lover resurfaces in the life of physicist John Ringer when he receives a mysterious text message. But does it really come from the woman he knew? Techno-thriller, historical fantasy, philosophy and farce combine to address the question: just how real is reality?
The newly-crowned queen of the undead, Betsy Taylor, continues her reluctant reign while being bedeviled by family secrets.
For most of his life, John Creed never gave much thought to an afterlife. That all changed the day he died. He'd been clinically dead for ten days. At least, that's what the doctors told him when he woke up in intensive care. At first, he didn't remember much of what had happened. But then, the dreams began.
672 pages of the year's top sf, including works from James Patrick Kelly, Kress, Bisson, Pat Murphy, Vernor Vinge, Baxter, Robert Reed and Peter F. Hamilton.
Omago, human friend to the god Veltan, works with heroes from the lands of the goddess Zelana, to protect peaceful farmers from the Vlagh. However, there is a new factor at work in the form of the gold-coveting outlander Jalkan who is unleashing soldiers against the villagers to convert them to the religion of Amar.
For R'shiel time is running out. She has finally accepted her destiny as the Demon Child, but must search for answers. She must defeat Xaphista soon or the Harshini will be destroyed, she must find a way to bring peace to the divided southern nations, to free Medalon from Karien occupation and to find the strength to finally put an end to Loclon. But how do you defeat a God? Conclusion to the trilogy.
Chicago commodities trader Marcus Walker and his speech-enhanced dog companion, George, are now free of their alien Vilenji captors. But now they're billions of miles from Earth. While they glory in the wonders of their rescuers' high-tech world and the thrill of being the first galactic travellers to arrive there from Earth, really all they want to do is go home.
Sequel to THE SHADOW OF THE LION (written with Mercedes Lackey) and THIS ROUGH MAGIC (written with Lackey and Eric Flint). Signy, the older stepsister to King Vortenbras is accused of the theft of the Armring of Telemark from Odin's Temple. Then she disappears. Corsair-Captain Cair is determined to find her, and though he thinks all talk of magic is nonsense, he finds himself heading into the underworld, battling trolls and other deadly supernatural creatures every step of the way.
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.
Wren Valere and Sergei team up again in a new mission that sends them to Italy in search of a possessed parchment.
The royal court has become a place where Angarred and Mathewar are no longer welcome and so it is with surprise and concern that they receive a summons from the King. And it is with horror that they discover that Lord Haru is not content to rule Karededin through the young King, but intends to place one of his own sons on the throne instead, by war or assassination. From the city of Pergodi to the far Northern island kingdom of Ou they will seek the truth behind the Haru family's powerful magic.
In the near future everyone is fat.
The Silvertree Stronghold did not just house a dynasty of warlords known for their wizardly and political powers - it was an otherworldly protector. But the price for that protection was a soul-corrupting curse that bound one's power to the stronghold itself. Now two daring treasure hunters hope to profit by unlocking the secrets of its past and harvesting the powers of its bounty - unaware that an observer sees their every move and waits to make his presence known from the halls of eternity.
Maura learns from her wizard guardian that she must find and unite with her country's legendary Waiting King in order to overthrow the ruthless Echtroi invaders. And quickly. She sets forth, her only ally the dangerous outlaw Rath.
In the Victorian Age, a mysterious and irresistible woman becomes entwined in the lives of several artists, both as a muse and as the object of all-consuming obsession. Radborne Comstock, one of the early twentieth century's most brilliant young painters, is helpless under her dangerous spell. And now, in modern-day London, journalist Daniel Rowlands meets a beguiling woman who holds the secret to invaluable -- and lost -- Pre-Raphaelite paintings, while wealthy dilettante-actor Valentine Comstock is consumed by enigmatic visions.
Tough Cincinnati witch and bounty hunter Rachel Morgan, while fending off the attentions of her blood-drinking partner, keeping a deadly secret from her backup, and resisting a hot new vamp suitor, must also take a stand on the war that's raging in the city's underworld. She helped put away its former vampire kingpin - and made a deal with a powerful demon to do so that could cost her an eternity of pain, torment, and degradation. And now her dark master is coming to collect his due.
Kage Baker, Patricia McKillip, Peter S. Beagle, Neal Gaiman, Tim Powers and Gene Wolfe are some of the authors represented in the annual crop of best fantasy selections.
A talented group of writers has taken up the challenge of creating strong, well-rounded female protagonists, more than able to defend themselves and take the helm--whether in space, on distant worlds, in our own future, or in fantasy realms where a civilization's fate hangs in the balance. Contributors include Rosemary Edghill, Kerrie Hughes, Michelle West, and Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
A small but determined band of fighters led by the disgraced Scrutator Xervish Flydd is the last hope of the human resistance to the conquest of Santehnar by the winged Lyrinx. But they are now condemned to death for supposed treachery. Can two rebels - the geomancer Tiann and the arch-traitor Nish, make the difference between victory and certain annihilation?
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.
A blacksmith's daughter, a Sidhe lady, and a mortal queen: three women stand against the encroaching evil. They share a fierce sense of love, justice and determination to protect what is theirs: will it be enough to turn back the tide of the goblin hordes?
Dark-Hunters have a code of honour that even immortal bad boys must follow: harm no human. Dark-Hunters are the protectors, the good guys. Yet every few centuries, one Hunter thinks himself above the Code, and tries to convert others to his cause. That is where Alexion comes in. But when one of his oldest friends is the Dark-Hunter who goes rogue, Alex can't kill him without at least trying to save him.
When Duane left for the 24-hour Speed-D-Mart, he said he'd be back in ten minutes. But that was twenty minutes ago. Then Sherry hears what sounds like a gunshot. She heads out into the night, afraid of what she'll find, but with no idea of what's really in store for her. If she did, she never would have left the safety of her home. And she never would have met a madman named Toby Bones.
In all their years at the funeral home, Janet and Michael Savoy had never seen anything like the Gypsy funeral, complete with rituals, incantations, and a very special gold coin placed beneath the dead girl's hands. When that coin is stolen, a horror is unleashed and if the Savoys don't find and return the coin by the next sunrise, someone in their family will die a merciless death.
In the same world as THE LIGHT AGES. To save her only son from the ravages of consumption, the great-grandmistress of the Telegraphers Guild, Alice Meynell, has made a bargain with a former lover - a changeling in the land of Einfall - to do whatever is necessary to cure him. Once healthy, her son is torn between his duty to lead the guild and his love for a servant girl. But Alice has chosen her son's destiny, and she'll see him achieve it, even if it means bringing the Age of Light to an end. Recommended.
From the extravagant vampire world above to the gritty defiance of the werewolves below, the specter of darkness lives around every LA corner, the hope of paradise in every heart. Fleur Dumont knows better than most that to live here is to balance on the edge of a knife: she's about to be tested, to taste truth thirst. She's about to meet the one man who may understand her...
Alternate history: the Roman Empire still flourishes today. Marcus Novius, heir apparent to the Imperial throne, discovers that his father's death was no accident and that his own life is in danger. Meanwhile, an escaped slave girl called Una struggles to save her brother, Sulien, from crucifixion. In a fortune-teller's stall, Marcus, Una and Sulien's paths cross, and the fate of the Empire rests on their shoulders.
Begins an epic trilogy: the myth of chivalry is overturned in a world where gods are meddlesome, highborn men uphold a caste system, and a woman's only recourse may be the strength she finds within.
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.
2003 Nebula Award winner. Disease is now a condition of the past and most genetic defects are removed at birth; the remaining during infancy. But that doesn't help those already born. Lou Arrendale is a member of that lost generation, born at the wrong time to reap the awards of medical science. He is autistic but has made a life for himself - and now must make a choice. An experimental treatment promises to reverse the effects of autism in adults. But if Lou is suddenly free of autism, would he still be himself?
Welcome to Serenity Falls: a young girl is horribly tortured, a boy becomes a conduit to hell, and the dogs of the town turn feral. One man has been enlisted to stop the encroaching evil. He'll soon discover that the true horror lies not with those who walk the earth, but with those who lie beneath it.
Despite being abandoned in the land of his enemies. Aldric, last survivor of his clan, will not turn away from the perilous task he is pledged to complete. Allies ride to his aid, but even if he survives a madman's deadly sorceries and the precarious attentions of an omnipotent dragon, still greater evils await him on his dangerous quest.
In an effort to restore the British Empire, Sir James Wylings recruits a group of Knights to attack former British colonies and reclaim them. Weapons of mass destruction are unleased by Sir James when Remo and Chiun are called in.
Prince Tristan, his sister Shailiha and the ancient wizards Wigg and Faegan must find the Scrolls of the Ancients to end the chaos plaguing Eutracia since the rise and fall of the Gates of Dawn. The quest leads to the mysterious Chambers of Pentinence, across the Sea of Whispers, to the Isle of Sanctuary, ruled by a deadly wizard.
A collection of stories. Thoughts of Lirael and Sam haunt Nick's dreams, and he has come to realize that his destiny lies there, along with all those he cares for. But here in Ancelstierre, far south of the Wall, the Charter is dormant, and among the obstacles Nick faces is one that is not entirely human, and which has a strange power that seems to come from Nicholas himself.
The only hope for enlightenment and salvation lies in a lowly librarian adventurer named Juhg who unknowingly brought about the cataclysm. He now must save the day by seeking out his master and another store of knowledge that has been held in secret. In doing so, Juhg will unlock the mysteries of the past so as to allow the emergence of a new guardian.
Sequel to AIRBORN. At 20000 feet, aboard a decrepit training ship, Matt Cruse is almost unconscious from the high altitude, but of all the oxygen-starved crew he alone remembers the Hyperion's coordinates. Suddenly it seems everyone is after them. Kate, his young lady friend, has her reasons, but what about the strange gypsy girl and the handsome pilot?
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? Recommended.
To free her homeworld, freedom fighter Kafari Khrustinova must somehow cripple or kill the Bolo she once called friend. The self-aware and intelligent being has been subverted by a ruthless dictator. Caught in the middle of the struggle for the Bolo is Kafari's young daughter.
A dozen star historians on what might have happened at history's turning points if the dice had fallen differently.
An unsuspecting future New York City is taken over by black revolutionaries armed with high technology, careful planning and well-trained soldiers. Caught in the middle of the insurrection are Russell and Dena Grant, an interracial couple with a 13-year-old genius daughter.
An ancient witch, long thought to be dead, has returned, and the deadly creatures called darklings are infesting Europe. And on the isle of Colonsay, another deadly supernatural being has appeared, sending the inhabitants into frenzies of murderous madness. This time a strong sword arm, even armed with a red sword of power, may not be enough.
Secrecy shrouds the plot, but it is rumoured that in this book Harry turns his back on magic, drops out of school and becomes involved in real estate speculation. Then he's arrested for running a scam on elderly spinsters to bilk them of their pensions, but a team of high-priced lawyers gets him off.
AD44: centurions Macro and Cato of the Second Legion are ordered to hold a ford across the river Tamesis after the British tribes are forced into a trap. But their commander loses nerve at a critical point and allows the enemy leader Caratacus and his warriors to escape. Plautius orders the decimation of the unit. Macro and Cato must become fugitives, with only one chance to redeem themselves.
Set in the same universe as VENTUS: the story of Teven Coronal, a ringworld with a huge multiplicity of human civilizations. Brilliant but troubled Livia Kodaly is Teven's only hope against invaders both human and superhuman who would destroy its fragile ecologies and human diversity.
In a pleasant corner of rural Devon, Sir Percy and Lady Trenchard are struggling to prevent their beloved but crumbling Hambledon Hall from falling into the hands of the local developer. But the chance discovery that the house sits conveniently near the terminus of a wormhole makes it an ideal gathering place for delegates of the Revel Alliance Council to plan their counter-attack against the vast crusade that the pitiless Gulgus Filch has sent rolling across the galaxy.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalyse have arrived and are searching for Rex Boggs, the Wizard of Limbo. They have apprehended Iris, bored with her regal life, on her way back to her old Lancing newsagent's shop, and are holding her hostage. Meanwhile a maverick geneticist has modified coral DNA into a supercomputer that comes up with a formula for predicting the future.
2003 Hugo nominee. 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. Recommended.
Harman, Ada's lover and the father of her unborn child, wanders the Earth seeking nothing less than the limitless knowledge necessary to defeat Setebos, an unspeakable, otherworldly monster who feeds on horror, and whose arrival heralds the end of all things. And meanwhile, back on Mars, the vengeful rebellion of Achilles -- and the intervention of sentient robots from Jovian space, determined to prevent a potentially universe-obliterating quantum catastrophe -- has set immortal against immortal, igniting a civil war among Olympian gods that may send all things in Heaven and Earth and everywhere in between plummeting straight to Hell.
First in the space opera Structure novels, where boundaries between good and evil, male and female, human and non-human become indistinguishable. Vourniass Lycern - from the three-sex Seriattic Race - holds the key to the continued conflict between Earth and Seriatt. When Lycern joins the Affinity Group, General William Myson fears for his lucrative illegal arms trade and dispatches Intelligence Officer Alexander Delgado to fetch her. Delgado, however, has his own ideas.
Indevan Algara-Vayir was born the second son of a powerful prince, destined to stay at home and defend his family's castle. But when war threatens, Inda is sent to the Royal Academy where he learns the art of war and finds that danger and intrigue don't only come from outside the kingdom.
In a world where males are rarely born, they've become a commodity - traded and sold like property. Jerin Whistler has come of age for marriage and his handsome features have come to the attention of the royal princesses. But such attentions can be dangerous - especially as Jerin uncovers the dark mysteries the royal family is hiding.
After the annihilation of the planet of Moscow, the neighbouring system of New Dresden is suspected. But 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. Recommended.
Rampant technology has rendered humanity almost obsolete. And now the Macz family must confront a mysterious force that has started to dismantle the nine planets of the solar system in an effort to annihilate all biological lifeforms.
Lovers and struggling actors Nick and Luella take an easy gig re-creating the past for elderly James Dumfries. Then they learn it is really a phony time-travel scam designed to separate the old man from his money. Worse, it turns out that Dumfries is no ordinary senior citizen but the creator of a technology that has changed the world by enabling workers to manage the most tiresome tasks without complaint, training...or memory. But what Dumfries really wants is not just to see the past, but to change it. Through Nick.
15 Tolkien illustrations.
Begins a new World War II alternative history series: the fragile peace of three decades has seen Japan dominate the Pacific and the Russian Tsar ruling Alaska. Now that peace is broken when the Confederacy sends its planes to bomb Philadelphia and General Patton's divisions north, cutting the United States in half.
The Vast Machine is determined to wipe out the Travelers, all those with ability to cross out of our world into another. The Harlequins are a secret lineage of warriors sworn to protect the Travelers. But all the Travelers are gone and Maya is one of the last of the Harlequins. It looks like the Vast Machine has won - until a pair of brothers are found who may have the talent to become Travelers. Recommended.
Four new alternate history novellas from Harry Turtledove, S. M. Stirling, Walter Jon Williams and Mary Gentle.
Clair hoped her article in The Journal of Scientific Discovery would assure her a place in her illustrious family, the Frankensteins. She simply had to prove that Baron Huntsley - man of distinction, man of renown - was a vampire. Yes, the baron wanted a bite of her or she was no scientist. And then there were all those other monsters. You'd never think there'd be so many in 1828 London.
THE SHIVA OPTION and INSURRECTION in a single volume.
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.
Saramyr is consumed by war as the quest to find what lies behind the power of the Weavers nears its terrifying conclusion.
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.
Based upon the anonymous medieval poem "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight". Risa, the beautiful daughter of Rygehil, is promised to the sorcerer Euberacon when she comes of age. She must rely on the help of the brooding Sir Gawain to escape the sorcerer's grasp.
Something masquerading as Skeeve the Magnificent is racking up hundreds of thousands of gold pieces of debt. It's up to Aahz to find the myth-creant.
Thawed from cryogenic stasis, Gilgamesh Bates knows enough pre-Dark secrets to create a new world order. He's unleashed an eco plague in the middle of the Amazon and Kane and the rebels may be too late to stop the eradication of all humankind.
The awe-inspiring conclusion to events set in motion by Archons, an ancient race that founded the Empire. To counter the threat of limitless power and cruelty embodied in Mandrake, Ailia must fulfill an age-old prophesy and become the champion of the entire Celestial Empire.
Claire is no closer to finding her mother, whom she now believes fled to protect her family from the evil Dark Circle coven. And that coven is due to get a new head, the sinister young warlock Nicholas van Buren. Meanwhile, Claire must confront her growing feeling for a boy at her high school and her desire to get closer to him while at the same time trying to keep him safe from the supernatural dangers that surround her.
Essays in seven sections: ABOUT WRITING, ABOUT SCIENCE FICTION, ABOUT PEOPLE, ABOUT LIFE, ABOUT PARIS, AND ABOUT LOS ANGELES.
The Traveler Seraph must use all her cunning and ability as a Raven mage to track down an unimaginable force of destruction known as the Shadowed.
While escorting a group of privileged and wild girls from a finishing school on Earth to one of the luxury worlds, the Star Risk Ltd. team crosses paths with Cerebus Systems - a huge, much-feared security firm that destroys its competition without a second thought. Cerebus has just put Star Risk, Ltd. at the top of their enemies list_but if the Star Risk operatives have anything to say about it, this is one hostile takeover that could put Cerebus's accounts deep in the red.
Satoris, who began the Shapers' War which sundered the world, now sits in Darkhaven with Tanaros Blacksword as his chief lieutenant. Blacksword, once a mortal man betrayed by King and Wife, has left his humanity behind. If Satoris is destroyed, the world might be made whole again. Blacksword is sent to capture the Lady of Ellylon to prevent her alliance with the last High King of Men.
Satoris's followers capture the beautiful Elvish princess Cerelinde, and without her the Allies cannot fulfill the prophecy. All who support Satoris clamour for her death - but Satoris refuses to act like the monster that he is made out to be, for he recognizes in Cerelinde a spark of the love that he once bore for his fellow gods. She is a great danger to Satoris - and a greater danger for Tanaros and all that he holds dear. For she reminds him that not all women need be false... and that though he may be immune to death, his heart is still very much mortal.
Omnibus volume includes two of Cherryh's stand-alone sf novels: CUCKOO'S EGG and SERPENT'S REACH.
The Tower began as a seventeenth-century manor house but has grown over the centuries into something very different, something evil. It has a dark heart and it has grown restless. When five unsuspecting young people agree to stay there as house-sitters, they soon learn that visitors are not welcome in THE TOWER.
Final installment of the trilogy. The army of Kern "Wolf-Eye" has been scattered, and as the dead are buried, the tribes gather to choose new leaders.
A dedicated priestess of Boq'urak, Thia has spent the whole of her young life in devout worship - until she inadvertently discovers the unholy truth about the deity she serves. Cruelly thrust back into a world she does not know, she has become an exile in a land torn asunder by terror and conflict. But Thia will not be making her journey alone. An outcast warrior priest, a mysterious healer, an enslaved prince, and an embittered spy must join with her to save a realm ravaged by invasion - and rescue the future from the terrible wrath of a demon god.
Blaylock, Byatt, Ford, Fowler, Goss, Hodge, Hand, Joyce and Farris are among the authors represented in the 43 stories spread over 608 pages.
Photojournalist Lily is pursuing rumours she has heard of magical "animal people" living in the ruins of Newford's slums. Recommended.
An anthology of 13 stories about the persecution of scientists. Contributors include Silverberg, Le Guin, Clarke, Resnick, Martin, Tiptree and Egan.
Veltan and Aracia, sister of the goddess Zelana, have ignored the prophecy of The Dreamers and now their ignorance may result in the destruction of Dhrall.
Saglant is opposed by his aunt, Mother Scholastica, who threatens to interdict him and all who follow him unless he puts aside his wife, Liath. King Henry's wife, Adelheid, is determined to regain control of the empire, but has allowed Antonia to proclaim herself Holy Mother. Stronghand, too, is consolidating his gains for his combined Aika/Alban empire. As Liath seeks out forbidden magic, old alliances are breaking and new ones forming.
The American town hurled into the middle of the Thirty Years War faces a new challenge. A Venetian artisan has read a 20th century history book and is determined to rescue Galileo from his trial for heresy. The Americans are divided on whether to help him or to stop him.
[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.
The day his heart stopped beating, Kendrick Gallmon, survivor of the infamous research facility known as the Maze, is urged by a ghost to return to the source of all his nightmares, a long-abandoned military complex filled with entirely real voices of the dead.
When Davy was a teen, he discovered that he could teleport and went to work for a secret government agency. Davy is captured by a mysterious group who want to use his abilities for their own purposes. Davy's wife Millie is the only one who can rescue him if she can learn to control her own teleporting ability.
The premise of these 14 original fantasy stories - from such contributors as Huff, Reichert, Nye, and Benford - is that Evil has already won and that Good finds itself hopelessly outclassed.
The starship Ad Astra is on a millenium-long journey to Beta Hydrii. Its passengers spend their time immersed in 20th-century Earth by means of a virtual reality chamber. But when people inside the chamber start to die, engineer Jacob Brewer must confront a sentient machine obsessed with humanity.
Two immortal creatures who have wandered the Earth for centuries are drawn to an unidentified object that has been found seven miles below the surface of the sea.
Sequel to THE WIZARD'S WARD. Maura Woodbury and Rath must journey into the unknown to find a magical staff that will grant the awakened Waiting King one grand wish.
The Sun Mages have lost their magic and are no longer able to call the rains. Now the magic lies solely in the hands of a few women, the first ever to have developed the power. The men's anger leads to a series of violent attacks. Now Raeshaldis, Summer Concubine and Pomegranate Woman must band together and use their new power to save both the Yellow City and themselves.
Young adult. 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.
This short story collection includes the very best of Hodgson's sea stories.
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 forewarned of their approach.
All is not as it seems: the "Vuhl menace" may not be the ultimate enemy, and the all-powerful puppetmasters that have lurked in the shadows may now enter the game in an endgame whose outcome, wrapped in the mysteries of alien prophecy, may be pre-determined.
The socially rigid Confederacy 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.
Deucalion must destroy a monstrosity not even Victor Frankenstein's malignant mind could have imagined - an indestructible entity that steps out of humankind's collective nightmare with one purpose - to replace us.
Once the war against terrorism is won, the US Government has no intention of relinquishing the extraordinary powers it has assumed. Now the US is on the point of civil war, and a leader rises to save the country. The Governor of Texas is a woman of destiny and although she lacks the guns and troops of the federal government, she will give them a run for their money.
A collection of urban fantasy stories in the Bedlam's Bard shared universe. Includes authors Roberta Gellis, Dave Freer, Eric Flint, Diana Paxson, Rosemary Edghill, and Mercedes Lackey - who contributes two new stories.
Rock band Wanderlust is about to hit it big when guitarist Dave Kendall begins to suspect that someone has some sort of weird control over his fellow bandmates. He turns to Diana Tregarde, a practicing witch and a Guardian of the Earth, for help.
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.
Talyn, a soldier trained to protect her country from the monarchist Eastil, long ago embraced her fate to die in battle. But when the Feegash arrived and imposed a peace between the Eastil and the Tonk, Talyn was out of a job. Seduced by a Feegash diplomat she discovers a dark side to herself and learns a new kind of magery. Then she slowly learns that what the Feegash have brought with them was not peace but an overwhelming oppression, and an evil so insidious no one noticed it until it was too late.
Los Angeles is no longer the City of Angels; dark things haunt its streets - dark, restless things. Bodies have been found, and the tentative peace between humans, vampires and werewolves teeters on the brink of collapse. Keeli Maddox needs to know why. If she and her kin are to survive, she must trust a man as different from her as night from day.
Bridei is a young nobleman fostered at the home of Broichan, one of the most powerful druids in the land. Broichan sets Bridei tasks for a purpose that Bridei cannot fathom. But then Bridei finds a child, seemingly abandoned by the fairie folk and fights to save the child. Broichan is wary. As Bridei comes to manhood he sees the shy girl Tuala blossom into a beautiful woman. Broichan sees the same process and feels only danger...for Tuala could be a key part in Bridei's future...or could spell his doom.
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.
Khorii, daughter of the famous Acorna, is on a trip to visit family when she finds a derelict spaceship. A mysterious and lethal plague is sweeping the universe. It is only the first stage in an enemy's attack on the Linyaari and other planets, and Khorii is one of the few unaffected by the virus.
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.
Sequel to MYRREN'S GIFT. Wyl Thirsk, cursed by sorcery, has seen his best friend slain, his sister tortured and his mentor sent to certain death - all by his sovereign, the cruel and manipulative King Celimus. Wyl is trapped in the body of a hired assassin, unable to help the woman he loves avoid a marriage Celismus has arranged. But before he can do anything, he must find the Manwitch.
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...
Melusine - a city of secrets and lies, pleasure and pain, magic and corruption, and destinies lost and found. Felix Harrowgate is a dashing, highly respected wizard. But the horrors of his past as an abused slave have returned, and threaten to destroy all he has since become. As a cat burglar, Mildmay the Fox is used to being hunted. But now he has been caught by a wizard. And yet the wizard was looking not for Mildmay, but for Felix Harrowgate...
The circus is in town - the bad news is, it's raising more than a ruckus - it's raising the dead. No one can save Serenity Falls now - except the stranger knwon as the Hunter. Only he can protect the innocent from the damned - because only he can tell them apart.
In 1910 14 year old James Kinghorn uncovers an entrance to Eldaterra, a world where magic forces, evil and good, struggle for domination. With help from two dwarf brothers, an elf, parlanimals and a wizard with many secrets he finds a deadly conspiracy that began 15 years earlier.
A secret society wreaks havoc on the minds of children in Wendover Home. In room 13 twelve-year-old Freeman Mills must endure experiments devised to test the abilities of the human mind. But these experiments will unleash something meant to be buried deep in the past.
Legend holds that only the Dragon Blade, forged from the scales of her vanquished mate, can slay the deadly Mother Ice Dragon, but the Dragon Blade has been lost for ages. As Ashen embarks on a perilous quest to find the mystic sword, she leaves her castle and homeland in the care of her closest friends, including Rannore, Lady of the Rowan, who soon faces danger of a different sort....
Now Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in the skills of the Dragon Rider: magic and swordsmanship. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and nothing is what it seems. Before long, Eragon doesn't know whom he can trust. Meanwhile, his cousin Roran must fight a new battle-one that might put Eragon in even graver danger.
Teenager Miranda Popescu is at the fulcrum of a deadly political battle between conjurers in an alternate world where "Roumania" is a leading European power. She was hidden by her aunt in our world where she was adopted and raised in a quiet Massachusetts college town. With her two best friends she returns home to oppose the mad Baroness Ceaucescu in Bucharest, and the sinister alchemist, the Elector of Ratisbon, who holds her true mother prisoner in Germany.
A brutal look at the Waffen SS history. It explores all that was good and evil about the most infamous military force in history using the Posleen invasion as a canvas.
Betrayal and revenge spans three generations of independent spacefarers. After the big government space agencies disappear, individuals must find their own way up, riding lines of electromagnetic force that flower into space from earth like the mighty Yggradisil of Norse myth, taking with them their baggage of enmities and hatreds.
In the halls of Congress, Charlie Quibler, environmental aide to a charismatic senator, is well aware that global warming is melting the ice caps and lowland countries are slowly drowning in floods, but no one else is listening. Meanwhile, at the National Science Foundation, a startling proposal for a revolutionary new technology appears to offer an answer - if public good can be put ahead of private gain. Recommended.
Gloria VanDeen may just be a low-level bureaucrat for the 33rd century's galactic empire, but she combines brains and beauty with her status as the current Emperor's ex-wife. She takes an off-Earth assignment to Mynjhino, where a few rebellious Myn have gotten hold of antique semiautomatic rifles and are mowing down their Imperial overlords. Now Gloria must try to broker peace with the Myn.
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.
Canadian author. Kaylin fled Nightshade seven years ago after children who had the same odd skin markings as those on her own skin started to be murdered. Now she has become one of the vaunted hawks who patrol and police the City of Elantra and has made a name for herself among the winged Aerians and the immortal Barrani. But children are once again dying in Nightshade and she is ordered back, along with a Dragon Lord, to find the killer.
Steven Taylor is bored - until he discovers a safe deposit box locked tight since 1870. Opening the box results in the transport of his best friend and himself to the mysterious world of Eldarn. There they will battle demons, homicidal wraiths and an army of soulless warriors led by the creature plottting the annihilation of Eldarn and its inhabitants.
The first novel in a new military sf trilogy spun off from the popular STARFIST series, featuring combat ready Marines in the 25th century. The Fourth Force Recon's second platoon are dispatched to uncover the truth behind an agricultural research facility on the planet Atlas. They will have to sneak past state of the art surveillance equipment barring unlawful entry to the planet and land in a desolate area miles from their target. And if they discover lethal new weapons instead of legitimate research, the 36 Marines are to seize the compound-guarded by merciless, armed to the teeth soldiers - and destroy it.
The twin sons of Lycern, child-bearer to the Seriattic Royal Household, both believe themselves rightful heirs to the position of Monosiell. Now the race is on to fill that position - and Alexander Delgado knows that Seriatt's new Destiny Mask-developed time-travel technology, if it were to fall into the hands of General Myson in exchange for his support, would represent an immeasurable threat.
Roman Draganesti is charming, handsome, rich ... he's also a vampire. But this vampire just lost one of his fangs sinking his teeth into something he shouldn't have. Now he has one night to find a dentist before his natural healing abilities close the wound, leaving him a lop-sided eater for all eternity. Things aren't going well for Shanna Whelan, either. After witnessing a gruesome murder, she's next on the mob's hit list. And her career as a dentist appears to be on a downward spiral because she's afraid of blood. These two are about to meet.
Young Douglas leaves a life of petty crime and drug abuse in Minneapolis for Edinburgh, Scotland. Soon he's making a decent living as the busker who can write a song about you on the spot. Then at the annual arts festival he is tempted by the drugs offered by a mysterious young girl. Suddenly, Douglas can see the fey folk who invisibly share Edinburgh's ancient streets--in all their beauty and terrifying cruelty. Worse, they can see him, and they're determined to draw him into their own internecine wars--wars that are fought to the death.
It is his second life and his last chance. Michael Carmichael was a man until a near-fatal accident. Not alive though not dead, his image in the mirror is different and voices of others echo in his head. This inward metamorphosis brings the wrath of the natural world upon him.
On an extended holiday in London, Dr. Tom Sutherland befriends a mysterious surgeon named Nordhagen and begins a wild affair with the doctor's exotic assistant Lina. But fantasy turns to nightmare when Tom discovers the basement laboratory of Dr. Nordhagen, a secret chamber where cruelty, desire and madness combine to form the ultimate evil.
12 x 12 includes 13 all-new paintings, one for each month and a bonus poster,
Anthology of Bronze Age stories, including entries from Gene Wolfe, Judith Tarr, Harry Turtledove and Poul Anderson.
Led by Patton's armoured divisions, the Confederates reach as far as the Great Lakes before their thrust is halted. In the South, the former slaves are forced to build their own concentration camps. And in Philadelphia, with the President dead, Vice President La Follette grasps the reins of his leadership, while Assistant Secretary of War Franklin Roosevelt subtly builds his own power base.
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.
The Allied League of Worlds gathers for a peace summit on K-2, the homeworld of the aquatic 'Zangian race. The Bio Rescue team has been assigned to protect the delegates. Sub-Lieutenant Burn mu Znora's attention is placed on the daughter of one of the ambassadors. She is hiding a deadly secret that may alter the fate of four worlds.
Sequel to THE WHITE MARE. Exiled Irish prince Eremon and the beautiful princess Rhiann have grave dangers to face. The armies of Alba and Rome are about to meet in an epic battle to decide the fate of a country.
Bahzell has been accepted as a windrider by the flying coursers of the Sothoii and is gaining in stature at every turn. But the goddess Shigu, the Queen of Hell, is sowing dissension among the war maids of the Sothoii. The supporters of the deposed noble who started the war are plotting to murder their new liege and frame Bahzell for the deed.
In a basement in New Mexico, four poker buddies find reason to believe that a mystery has been buried beneath the sands of the Sahara desert since the beginning of time. A sudden burst of curiosity propels mild-mannered English professor Will and his three friends to the Sahara to excavate a site where radar has evidently detected trilithic stones hidden beneath the sand. There they stumble upon an ancient artifact that will change their lives, and the world, forever...a gateway between planets, linking Earth to distant worlds.
Kenneth Chinran was a youth recruited for an elite deep cover unit sent by his star nation to infiltrate Earth. He lived in deep cover for years and had a daughter. When Earth forces attack his home system, Kenneth sabotages Earth's infrastructure and billions die. The secret police on Earth discover his identity and he and his daughter are on the run.
A collection of 25 of his science fiction stories (as opposed to INNOCENTS ABROAD - the fantasy collection).
A teenager passes from our world to a magical realm of seven worlds, where he is given the body of a mature man. Even though he remains a boy inside, he must act as a man as he sets out to find his sword to become a knight. Recommended.
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. Recommended.
The early years of the Skolian Empire and the beginning of the war between Skolia and the Aristo Traders: the story of young Sauscony's rift with her father, Revel.
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. Recommended.
In a world of corruption and demonpower where can a true innocent be found to wield a powerful totem capable of banishing dragon-demons?
Marisa, unnerved by the sight of the carnival's captive "vampire", stumbles from the tent - into the arms of the most striking man she'd ever seen. Mesmerized by his supernatural embrace, she believed him when he swore that all he desired to drink were her kisses. But what about later, in a few hours, when he started to feel a bit peckish?
Ryan Cowder and company drift into a frozen tundra where cursed members of the ancient Inuit look to the companions as human sacrifices to appease their angry gods.
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?
In Avonar, Gerick investigates the ancient king D'Arnath's own daughter, held captive by the Lords of Zhev'Na for a thousand years or so she claims. Entangled in bonds of love, family and secrecy Gerick unravels the mysteries of ancient kings, ancient evil, and the dreadful truth of his own destiny. Final volume of series.
When one cloudy morning a 12 year old wakes up as a human girl - instead of a bear - she embarks on a journey through both mortal and immortal worlds to mend her past, face her fears, and save all of the realms in which she treads.
With a sordid history, the Abbadon Inn sits on a quiet street in the charming Victorian town of Cape May, New Jersey. Abandoned and vacant for years, it's ready for renovation. But as a new generation is about to discover, the Abbadon Inn has never really been empty at all.
Everything changed for Gil Stewart the day he witnessed a bizarre accident on the highway and stopped to help. The old man couldn't be saved, but just before he died he clutched Gil's shirt and whispered a warning: "The Keepers are coming!" That was when Gil's nightmare began. At first he thought it was merely odd, a series of weird coincidences. Household pets started acting strangely. Zoo animals escaped. But now he can see a pattern emerging, a chilling reminder from a past that he can't or won't remember.
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.
A young boy must attempt a mission from which he may never return; the tattered remnant of an army must face a killing machine against which it has no defense; and an entire world must brace against the arrival of a demonic entity.
A fully illustrated (by David Cherry) guide to the people, places and events of the Shannara epic.
Pastoral boredom has set in, so Keender and Jad are off on a new quest, to track down Alulcia, the charismatic Elite who helped them save Urva from alien invasion. Sadly for them, Alucia has other things on her mind than romantic reunions: she's busy organizing a plan of reconquest. And as if that were not enough, the alien invaders aren't as dead as everyone thought, and they too have plans for Urba.
In the 23rd century, Nasir Deepra finds fun by dropping into minor wars. High-tech gear fully protects him, but nothing can protect him from a woman named Sheeba - and her voracious lust for danger.
At 25, General Jason Wander has fought and won Earth's only alien war. Now he comes home to help rebuild. There's only one problem: the aliens pop up again with a vast armada of city-sized warships - against which humanity has only one survivng ship and single guerilla strike force - a suicide squad led by Jason Wander.
As chaos sweeps the world, governments and economies collapse, and Nagunda Aran appears. A charismatic speaker who works miracles, he is predicting an impending cosmic disaster. As his influence grows, powerful forces seek to eliminate him, only to see their assassination attempts thwarted by bizarre circumstances.
Some of the most advanced carbon-based minds in SF offer unique perspectives on the complex and conflicted future relationships between mankind and machine. These carbon-based minds are housed in Kelly, Resnick, Waldrop, Beckett, Ryman, Swanwick and 6 others.
Young adult. Thomas Ward is a 12 year old boy apprenticed to the local Spook in preparation for a career keeping the county clear of witches and other supernatural nasties. Tom learns he is only the latest in a long series of apprentices - and they have all met horrific ends.
Ten years have passed since Thomas Covenant was sacrificed, as his companion Linden Avery looked on in horror. Linden comes home one day to find her child building images of the Land with blocks and is consumed by foreboding. She had thought that she would never again be summoned to the Land - nor ever again see her beloved Thomas Covenant. But in the Land, evil is unmaking the very laws of nature.
Thomas Neville, a neurotic warrior-priest, discovers the cause of the return of the Plague: minions of the Devil are scattered throughout European society. He must discover the identities of these shapeshifters so that the Church can move against them. But who can you trust?
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.
30 years ago Hilton's grandmother drowned trying to save his life. Now he begins to suspect that the accident was no accident - and he was never meant to survive. It's these dark forces at work trying to rectify a mistake of destiny that leads him to this conclusion.
Sir Wolf, the King's Killer, is given the mission of rescuing Lady Celeste. He must battle magical foes in an unknown land and will discover perilous secrets that could destroy Chivial. Recommended.
2017: the End Days are coming. Beings that were once human are gathering to fight in one last great war for control of the Vellum - the vast realm of eternity on which our world is just a scrach. Everyone's choosing sides - except a draft-dodging Irish angel and a trailer trash tomboy called Phreedom.
Contains GUARDIANS OF THE WEST, KING OF THE MURGOS and DEMON LORD OF KARANDA.
Contains SORCERESS OF DARSHIVA and THE SEERESS OF KELL.
Vampire PI Jack Fleming is under the gun when the New York mafia wants his hide and the love of his life is wanted for murder.
The involuntary colonists of New Kashubia, having become virtual reality mercenaries and successfully revolting against the oppressive Earth government, are now threatened by the alien Mitchegai. This race has no redeeming value, they live only for gambling, art and killing each other. Lacking an immune system, they must sterilize any planet before they colonize it. Human space is their next frontier.
God is dead: meet the kids. When Fat Charlie's dad dropped dead 20 years ago on a karaoke stage, it ruined Charlie's life. Because his dad left him things, things like the tall, good-looking stranger who appears on Charlie's doorstep and claims to be a brother he never knew, a brother who wants him to lighten up and have a little fun - just like dear dead old dad.
Finally in pocketbook: a collection of short stories from the author of NEVERWHERE and co-author (with Terry Pratchett) of GOOD OMENS.
When Helkiaon, prince of Dardania, arrives in Troy - a city riven by the destructive rivalries of King Priam's younger sons - he finds a city ready to implode. With nearby kingdoms eyeing the city's riches, he knows war cannot be long in coming.
The incomprehensible alien artifacts known as Angel Stations are the key to human expansion through interstellar space. The one that orbits the planet of Kaspar becomes key to repelling a fast-approaching threat. Recommended.
Kevla of Arukan represents Fire and she is on the search to find the missing elements: Stone, Sea, Wind, and Soul. With her dragon companion Kevla searches for Jareth, the Stone Dancer, in the icy north.
John Taylor just discovered his long-gone mother created the Nightside - the dark heart of London - and now intends to destroy it. To save his birthplace, he will have to travel back through a very distant - and probably deadly - past.
14 feline fantasy stories, with entries from Reichert, Nye, West, Foster, Scarborough, de Lint, Lisanne Norman, Josepha Sherman and others.
Raeshildis, the only woman formally trained in the old systems of male magic, has allied herself with the beautiful concubine Summerchild to form the Circle of the Moon. Now this motley, untested group of women must deal with an attempt by the landchiefs to outst the king. Raeshildis herself must resist the efforts of her own family to re-enslave her.
Abducted by his teacher Kenji, Takeo must work as an assassin. Meanwhile his beloved Shirakawa Kaede returns home to a shattered family.
Takeo works to escape the Tribe and fulfill the last wishes of his adaptive father while Kaede, heir to two seats of power, moves forward step by step, allied with Lord Fujiwara.
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.
Brian and Kevin used Frank's papers to create this companion to the DUNE series. Unpublished chapters and scenes from DUNE and DUNE MESSIAH, plus the article "They Stopped the Moving Sands" and correspondence during the years-long struggle to get DUNE published.
James True returns from an out of body experience to find he's been murdered and mutilated. Now what will he do? He has no substance, no power, and no way to stop the serial killer from attacking his loved ones.
Nevare Burvelle is sent off to finish his schooling at the King's Cavalry Academy, where he is surprised to encounter prejudice agains sons of new nobles. The politics of the capital city threaten to destroy not only his career but his good name. Even more unsettling is his dicovery that the magic of the conquered plains folk has established an insidious hold on him, and may be using him to betray his own people.
Young Rain, daughter of the Amazon Queen Alina, is to become a warrior. Her destiny is cast into question when she experiences the first stirrings of mercy toward the enemy - men.
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.
The otters of Green Isle, enslaved by wildcats, await the prophesized High Rhulain, who will lead them in battle to freedom and glory. When an injured osprey arrives at Redwall Abbey with word of these otters, young ottermaid Tiria Wildlough knows what she must do.
Terran diplomats overlook the fact that the Peace Movement is a subterfuge by the warlike and imperialistic Krill to force the Terrans off the planet. Only Retief is willing to risk his career in the CDT and do something.
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.
Stories, including three original stories, along with four classic adventures of David Hero and Titus Crow.
Lukien, Bronze Knight of Liiria, consumed with guilt over his betrayal of his king, must find the hidden sword of Angels to defeat the Devil's Armor.
A bizarre epidemic is sweeping New York City. Doctors can only watch as victims fall prey to a very unusual blood disorder. They become unable to eat solid food, are extremely sensitive to daylight and they have an irresistible need to drink human blood. As panic, bloodlust and death grip the city, a few begin to consider the unimaginable: Could the old folktales and legends be true? Could the epidemic be the work of vampires? Their search for the truth will lead them to shadowy realms where very few dare to go. They will seek help from both the living and the dead. And they will realize that their worst fear was only the beginning.
Warlord Daish Kheda resolves to again join his northern wizard allies in hope of removing the dragon threat once and for all and to seek whatever purification he can find. Only time can tell whether he will be condemned for his action, or whether magic is less a sin than he was brought up to believe.
A collection of 15 short stories, four published here for the first time, including one in graphic-novel form.
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.
Cut off from home, her immediate family killed, communication lines blocked, ship captain Kylara Vatta is determined to find who is behind these vicious attacks. When intrigue escalates to violence she will have to prove she's prepared to do whatever it takes to ensure that Vatta stays in business and that she and her crew stay in one piece.
CATSEYE and NIGHT OF MASKS in a single volume.
The new DARKSIDE collection introduces 15 all-new stories from modern horror's visionaries.
Paranormal romance. Lanie Weber travels to Brazil to find her missing father. She enlists the help of Colonel Michael Knight. But when they arrive in the jungle Knight is bitten by a gargoyle-like creature and turns into a vampire.
A moon rock missing for 30 years, five buckets of blood-soaked sand found in a New Mexico canyon, a scientist with enough ambition to kill, a monk who will redeem the world, a dark agency with a deadly mission - all focus on a fire bolt from the galactic dark that now hides in Tyrannosaur Canyon.
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.
Magic, time travel and football. The lads rally when they learn that property developers are planning to destroy Brentford's beloved football ground and build executive homes on the site.
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.
Thorgils is the son of Leif the Lucky and a sybil-witch, raised in the ancient ways. Guided by Odinn and warned against the invasion of the White Christ, he sets off to try his luck in the dangerous world of the 11th century.
Thorgils escapes the clutches of the Irish church only to find himself at the centre of a capricious love afair with Aelfgifu, wife of Knut the Great, rule of England. Forced to flee, he teams up with the outlaw Grettir and heads for Byzantium.
The conclusion to the Baroque cycle in the year 1714. Daniel Waterhouse has returned to England to join forces with his friend Isaac Newton. They must hunt down a shadowy group that is planning to blow up Natural Philosphers with a time bomb.
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.
A decade after the Change rendered technology inoperable throughout the world, two brave leaders built two thriving communities in Oregon's Willamette Valley. But now the armies of the totalitarian Protectorate are preparing to wage war over the priceless farmland.
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.
THE THOUSAND CITIES and VIDESSOS BESIEGED in a single volume.
In Caldwell New York there's a deadly turf war going on between vampires and their slayers. Wrath, leader of the Black Dagger Brotherhood and the only purebred vampire left on Earth, thirsts for revenge against the slayers who murdered his parents centuries ago. But when one of his most trusted fighters is killed, he must usher his half-breed daughter into the world of the undead.
In accepting the rank of Midshipwizard, a young man of good breeding becomes a member of the crew who tend and sail the awesome nautical juggernauts - vessels that harness the bodies and strengths of living dragons. His career and fantastic naval battles begin in this volume.
Captain Maneka Trevor and the Bolo known as Lazarus are the sole survivors of the 39th Battalion. They're put back together to help a desperate, secret colony of humans.
Honor Harrington's students from the Manticore Navy's academy are featured. The midshipmen are assigned to a quiet cluster aboard the Hexpuma, under a war-weary captain. At least, it was supposed to be a quiet cluster.
The vampire Santo-Germano is stretched to his limits. He wishes to help a writer threatened by the Inquisition and a musician who has lost her home and livelihood to an unscrupulous spymaster. But Santo-Germano has lost much of his own fortune to embezzlement and has been accused of kidnapping a nobleman.
Former lawyer Cal Griffin has gathered a small group of outcasts to fight the evil source of chaos. Uncovering a link, Cal and his brave cadre head across the West to save Cal's sister Tina, and to stop an evil phenomenon.
A routine assignment to infiltrate a public building and retrieve monitoring equipment goes wrong and Sydney endangers a civilian caught in the crossfire.
Continues the trilogy chronicling the tempestuous return of an isolated society of elves to the mainland of the Forgotten Realms world.
A parody of the Matrix.
From the Negative Zone, an antimatter universe, hostile creatures invade Manhattan, forcing the Fantastic Four to fight a two-front war.
Captain Janeway and her crew investigate a peculiar and dangerous anomaly tied to an alien civilization, setting in motion a chain of events that bridge Voyager's past with its future.
A simple soldier, a young Imperial Guardsman, will get his first taste of battle in a meatgrinder war against monstrous orks. His expected life-expectancy is only 15 hours.
A deeper look at dwarf pride and the role of dwarfs in the Warhammer world. King Barundin, the new dwarf lord of Zhufbar, must fulfil an oath of vengeance for his father, betrayed and killed on the field of battle.
Takes up where the WAR OF SOULS left off with Mina and the chaos that is post-war Krynn.
In the blood soaked Sabbat Worlds crusade, Warmaster Macaroth's Imperial Crusade force is attempting to halt a massive counter attack led by the Chaos legions of the dread-lord Anakwanar Sek. Sek's hosts, supported by vast squadrons of the Blood Pact's air cadre, have driven the Imperial ground forces into near rout across the vast desert continent. As the desperate fight for air supremacy begins, the fate of the entire crusade hangs in the balance...
The last three books of the series are dramatized with the original radio cast, to run on the BBC in September.
Civil upheaval among the drow expands.
A chance rescue brings bitter rivals together. With a mysterious ally, the two warriors embark on a mission of vengeance, but the enemy waiting for them in the depths of the Shadow Marches is far more sinister than any they've faced before;
Chosen by the Oathmaster himself to be his protege and possible successor, Kisho must hide the fact that he does not really believe that the Clan Nova Cat's Mystic Caste possess any supernatural gift. And yet, if he's right, he can't possibly survive the impending battle.
Johnny Alpha and Middenface McNulty chase escaped felon Identi Kit across Miltonia - the only planet where mutants are the majority and norms the mistrusted minority. When Johnny and Middenface discover that Kit's web of treachery leads right up to Miltonia's President - their old comrade the Torso From Newcastle - their simple manhunt turns into a civil war.
Jedi begin disappearing into the Unknown Regions. When Jaina and Jacen Solo go missing, Han, Leia, and Luke Skywalker follow, hoping to protect the children. But they won't be prepared for what they find there.
Katarina Hansebourg departs the port city of Bordeleaux in the lands of Bretonnia as she seeks revenge on those who murdered her husband. She is aided and abetted by Florin d'Artaud and his sidekick Lorenzo.
The vampire Spike, implanted with a chip that leaves him unable to harm humans, comes to a kind of peace with Buffy and himself.
Civil strife strikes Waterdeep, city of intrigue and secrets.
Sidelined after a botched mission, Sydney has to watch her half-sister Nadia take her field role next to Vaughn.
The dragon-mage Krasus and the young druid Malfurion risk everything to save Azeroth. Banding together the dwarves, tauren and furbolg races, they hope to stand against the might of the Burning Legion. For if the Demon Soul should fall into the Legion's hands, all hope is lost.
The watchword is intrigue as the humans and aliens of a Starfleet space station spearhead a race to find the secret behind a potentially cataclysmic mystery in a new region of space.
The adventures of ex-general Kaspar von Velten in "Ambassador" and "Ursun's Teeth" are collected for the first time in the special omnibus edition with a new introduction by the author.
Jason Voorhees is re-animated and made an object of worship by a bizarre religious cult. When a SWAT team is called in, it's time for Jason to go about his bloody work and wages a one-man war against both sides.
Sides have been chosen, traitors have been revealed and masks have come off the most secretive of Arrabar's elite - friends and foes alike. All that's left is to fight it out.
Underhive's suave bounty hunter Kal Jerico has long since forsaken his noble heritage - and so it is with a certain irony that his father gives him the task of hunting down his renegade half-brother.
Jason Voorhees enters the realms of Earth by climbing a stairway from Hell. But this time he's accompanied by a terrifying clutch of infamous serial killers, all eager to challenge his crown as the ultimate killing machine.
In an alternate future where the Russian Revolution never happened, a Russian rogue and secret agent named Nikolai Dante is the most wanted man in the empire. Nikolai fights off an evil plot to get the world addicted to doctored vodka.
Tie-in to the major motion picture based on the television series FIREFLY. Captain Mal Reynolds and the motley crew of the Serenity take on two new passengers - a young doctor and his unstable, telepathic sister. It turns out they are fugitives from a coaltion that dominates the universe with unlimited power and wealth.
The first in a hilarious new series where humans, elves, goblins, and ogres work out their aggression on the football field. Dirk 'Dunk' Hoffnung, once a barbarian swordsman, is now a rookie quarterback in the toughest football league you've ever seen. Follow his career as he goes from Most Promising Newcomer to MVP!
Anthology of WARHAMMER 40,000 stories. Includes work from Sandy Mitchell, CS Goto, and Simon Jowett.
Lieutenant Agrus Kos, officer of the city guard, is given a partner to train - but the partner is promptly killed. The more Agrus looks into the death, the less he likes it.
Battlefield looter Angelika Fleischer and her companion Franziskus follow the path of war north, only to get recruited by a troop of Empire soldiers who are hunting Chaos forces in the Black Mountains. But a case of mistaken identity leads to a massive military blunder. Should they own up to their error, or just hope it is not discovered?
Once he was a revolutionary, a hero with a beautiful wife. But then he was caught and sold into slavery. Now he has nothing but hate and the chains of his bondage.
Third book in the Horus Heresy series that is set 10,000 years before Warhammer40,000 features the catastrophic civil war that engulfed humanity.
Sequel to THE THOUSAND ORCS and THE LONE DROW. Mithral Hall is under siege. Nesme is overrun, and even powerful Silverymoon braces for war. The dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden has always fought alone, but now he must find allies - or die along with the rest of the civilized North.
Omnibus of the series continuing the story of Drizzt Do'Urdern. THE SILENT BLADE, THE SPINE OF THE WORLD, SERVANT OF THE SHARD, and SEA OF SWORDS are included.
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.
TIME OF THE TWINS, WAR OF THE TWINS and TEST OF THE TWINS bound into one volume and extensively annotated by the authors. This is less surprising than it might seem. I'm sure the authors were happy to drop other work for this project, despite the pittance the publisher offered as recompense, when they considered that it would benefit not just present-day readers but those of posterity. A few centuries hence it is possible that some passages might baffle the lay or non-expert student of DRAGONLANCE.