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.
Otah Machi, exiled as a boy, returns to Machi, now that his father--the Khai, or ruler--is dying and his eldest brother Biitrah has been assassinated. Tradition dictates that the sons of a dying Khai fall upon each other until only one remains to succeed his father. But something even worse is occurring in Machi. The Galts, an expansive empire, have allied with someone in Machi to bring down the ruling house. Otah is accused, the long-missing brother with an all-too-obvious motive for murder.
The Galts, an expansionist empire from across the sea, have tired of games of political espionage and low-stakes sabotage. Their general, a ruthless veteran, has found a way to do what was thought impossible: neutralize the andat. As the Galtic army advances, the Poets who control the andat wage their own battle to save their loved-ones and their nation. Failure seems inevitable, but success would end the Galtic threat.
When Milagro's life is threatened by a rogue family member, she flees to the desert to hide. Instead of solitude, she encounters an egomaniacal actor, a partying heiress, a sly tabloid reporter, and a lavish spa full of dark secrets - all of which might help her find a way home.
Galactic empires clash, elemental beings devastate whole planetary systems, and the factions of humanity are pitted against each other as the Seventh of the the Seven Suns is moved into place. Recommended.
Archaeologist Annja Creed is more than curious when a decrepit, ancient-looking man visits her, claiming the end of the world is near and speaking as if he actually knew King Arthur. When Annja's mentor and friend Roux goes missing, she quickly realizes there may be something to the stranger's stories. Making her way through the dark and violent underbelly of Istanbul, Annja must find her missing friend and the Holy Grail before the relic gets into the wrong hands.
Chloe suddenly starts seeing ghosts - everywhere. It lands her in a group home for troubled teens. As she gradually gets to know the others there, she realizes that there is something that binds them all together.
For centuries the women of Aronsdale have lived freely among the green and misted valleys. Creatures of exotic beauty and sensuality, they possess powerful skills of enchantment...and young Allegro is no different. But her life - and Aronsdale's independence - is threatened when Jazid nomads invade, carrying Allegro into the desert as a prized trophy...or worse. Then an unexpected ally falls under her spell. From the moment feared Jazid warrior Markus Onyx sees the alluring beauty, he knows he has found his queen. But even the promise of love cannot quell Allegro's determination to save her homeland. Summoning her powers, she casts herself north - out of passion's grip - and into the dark heart of conflict....
The conclusion to the story of Mendoza and The Company. The mortal masters of the Company, terrified of a coup, invest in a plan they believe will terminate their immortal servants. And they awaken a powerful AI whom they call Dr Zeus. Recommended.
Seething in the underworld is the Unnamed One, so furious that he's bringing the battle topside, unleashing a full-frontal assault on mankind for the offenses committed by the Vampire Huntress team. This time, Damali and Carlos must address serious human casualties and collateral damage - all while the vampire councilman Nuit rebuilds Blood Music into more than a just another record label - into a media brainwashing empire for the dark lord.
It is a war that has been fought throughout the centuries - with the fate of Rome to Christendom to modern America at stake. Now, during World War II, Germany launches a successful invasion of England. But in secret they are waging a war on an even larger scale. Trapped in the middle of it is Mary Wooler, an American historian caught in the Blitz and tangled up in strands of history; her son Gary, fighting a ruthless invader at civilization's frontier; and Ben Kaman, a Jewish refugee whose very dreams place him at the heart of a conspiracy that threatens the very fabric of the tapestry of time.
Kit Marley, playwright and spy in the service of Queen Elizabeth, has been murdered. Assuming Marley's role is William Shakespeare - but he is unable to create the magic needed to hold the Queen's enemies at bay. Resurrected by enchantment in Faerie, Marley is England's only hope. But before he can assist Will in the art of magic, he must uncover the traitor among the Prometheans responsible for his death.
In the realm of Faerie, the time has come for Roiben's coronation. Uneasy in the midst of the malevolent Unseelie Court, pixie Kaye is sure of only one thing - her love for Roiben. But when Kaye, drunk on faerie wine, declares herself to Roiben, he sends her on a seemingly impossible quest. Now Kaye can't see or speak to Roiben unless she can find the one thing she knows doesn't exist: a faerie who can tell a lie.
The two full-length novels, THE STARCROSSED and CYBERBOOKS, and several shorter works, in one volume.
A great evil is raised in the land of Elynnrie - reaching out from the distant past to shatter the lives of all it touches. It is forcing a haunted former mercenary to take up the sword again, thrusting a young student of magic into the role of uncertain wizard, and pitting blood brothers against one another in mortal combat.
In the great library of the Learned Brethren, Josan hopes to find the forbidden magic that will counter the spell that yokes him and Lucius. But an old antagonist is already on their trail: the Lady Ysobel follows them to what she realizes is the scene of her and Josan's fateful first meeting. But not even she divines the reason for this final pilgrimage: that Josan has returned to sacrifice his life.
Fresh from the collapse of his marriage, and with the criminal Jhereg organization out to eliminate him, Vlad decides to hide out among his relatives in faraway Fenario, in a papermaking industrial town called Burz. But no one will tell him where to find his relatives. Even stranger, when he mentions the name Merss, people think he's threatening them.
"Black Jack" Geary has ordered his fleet back to the Lakota Star System where the Syndics nearly destroyed them, a desperate gamble that may give them a fighting chance of survival - or tear them apart.
With the help of Leiria, woman warrior, the half-human half-demon Palimak must free his father from the doomed world of Hadin and stop the slow poisoning due to the Doomspell.
Artemis Fowl's mother contracts a life-threatening illness. The only hope for a cure lies in the brain fluid of the silky sifaka lemur. Unfortunately, the animal is now extinct, due to a heartless bargain Artemis himself made as a younger boy. Well, if he could travel in time, he could go back and get one of those lemurs - if he had, say, the help of crack fairy commandos, and if he didn't mind the dangers that paradoxes pose?
Unfortunate events have left six genetically enhanced young people orphaned in a human colony that abhors genetic engineering. They must now learn how to use their distinct skills to make this unwelcome planet home, or find a way off it. They have few tools: an old crazy woman who wanders the edges of town, spouting out cryptic messages; their appreciation and affection for each other; a good dose of curiosity; and that abandoned silver space ship that sits locked and alone in the middle of the vast grass plain.
Betsy's husband, Sinclair, has been perusing "The Book of the Dead," Betsy's being hounded by a ghost who's even more insufferable in death than in life, and a pack of formerly feral vampires has decided to pay an unwelcome visit.
Silverberg, Ian McDonald, Baxter, Swanwick, Bacigalupi, Kage Baker, Elizabeth Bear, Alastair Reynold and Greg Egan are among those featured in this year's collection of the best.
Natch has won his first battle for control of the MultiReal technology. But the Defense and Wellness Council has now unleashed its Lieutenant Executive Magan Kai Lee. Lee has decided to attempt to destroy Natch's company from within.
Jess, a young teacher in London, is attacked by someone. She flees to her sister's house in the Welsh borders to recuperate, but is disturbed by the cries of a mysterious child. Two thousand years before, that same valley was the site of the defeat of the King of the Caatuvellauni tribe. Jess finds she has developed a connection with that ancient King's daughter.
Konowa Swift Dragon, former commander of the Empire's elite Iron Elves, has been banished in disgrace to the forest. But now he is summoned back, as a falling Red Star heralds the return of a magic long vanished from the earth. The entire affair appears doomed to be a suicide mission - and the soldiers recruited for the task are not at all what he expects. And worse, his key adversary in the perilous race for the Star is the dreaded power-hungry elf-witch known as the Shadow Monarch.
Durine, Kethol, and Pirojil are mercenaries who have spent 20 years fighting other people's battles, defeating the Tsurani and the Bugs and the goblins. Yet now it seems there are no more enemies to vanquish, leaving them with a few months of welcomed garrison duty as the Riftwar rages on west in Crydee. When the trio are ordered to accompany a lady and her husband safely to the city of LaMut, it looks like an easy-even cushy-assignment. But in Midkemia, nothing is that simple.
Alec and Seregil accept an assignment that will take them back to Seregil's homeland. En route, however, they are ambushed and separated, and both are sold into slavery. Clinging to life, Seregil is sustained only by the hope that Alec is alive. But it is not Alec's life his strange master wants - it is his blood. For his unique lineage is capable of producing a rare treasure, but only through a harrowing process that will test him body and soul and unwittingly entangle him and Seregil in the realm of alchemists and madmen - and an enigmatic creature that may hold their very destiny in its inhuman hands.
The best stories that have appeared in the online magazine, "Jim Baen's Universe." Flint and Greer, Mike Resnick, Rusch, Kress, Elizabeth Bear, Nix and Laura Resnick are among the contributors.
Bod is an unusual boy who is the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetary denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their ghostly teachings - such as the ability to Fade.
The D'Artigo sisters are half-human, half-Fae operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. Camille is doing her best to juggle magic, men, and the demonic war into which they've been thrust - until she discovers a secret that could change all their lives.
Mortimer Tate was a recently divorced insurance salesman when he holed up in a cave on top of a mountain in Tennessee and rode out the end of the world. Nine years later he emerges into a world where the highways are lined with abandoned automobiles and electricity is generated by indentured servants pedaling stationary bicycles. What little civilization remains revolves around Joey Armageddon's Sassy A-Go-Go strip clubs, where the beer is cold, the lap dancers are hot, and the bouncers are armed with M16s. Mortimer embarks on a journey to the lost city of Atlanta - and a showdown that might determine the fate of humanity.
Now the Event Group, using cutting-edge technology exclusively designed by the U.S. military, will travel to the ends of the earth - from Brazil to the Little Bighorn to the Arlington National Cemetery - to bring new meaning to an ancient disaster...or bury the legend forever...or die trying.
13 original stories about the realities just around the corner.
Orivon Firefist, captured as a six-year-old child by the Nilfghar - the dark elves, has spent his days at forgework for a dark elf family. He is also forced to use his great strength to shift furniture in the grand rooms of their castle. He has been trained (and flogged and ordered about) by the beautiful Tsarnarra, a lash-wielding matron who is icily cruel, but proud of the slaves that she has trained. But Orivon longs to return to the surface world, even if that means destroying the entire dark elf empire along the way!
Your demon lover is waiting for you in the shadows, ready to fulfill your secret wishes and most dangerous fantasies. Here passion has a face and form both titillating and terrifying - and love has teeth and claws. Keri Arthur, L.A. Banks, and Susan Krinard are among the authors represented.
SANDWORMS OF DUNE, continuing THE HUNTERS OF DUNE, will answer the questions Dune fans have been debating for two decades: the origin of the Honored Matres, the tantalizing future of the planet Arrakis, the final revelation of the Kwisatz Haderach, and the resolution to the war between Man and Machine.
Frank Carpenter, one of the foremost practioners of magic of our time, finds himself irresistably drawn to insurance - until he meets Jane. Jane is a high-flying corporate heroine with an annoying habit of falling out of trees and getting killed. Repeatedly.
This volume begins with "A Witch Shall Be Born," and concludes with "Shadows in Zamboula," and includes four of the very best Conan tales. It also features two other fine horror stories drawn from such legendary pulp magazines as WEIRD TALES.
It was bad enough when Henghis Hapthorn, Old Earth's foremost discriminator and die-hard empiricist, had to accept that the cosmos was shortly to rewrite its basic operating system, replacing rational cause-and-effect with detestable magic. Now he finds himself cast forward several centuries, stranded in a primitive world of contending wizards and hungry dragons, and without his magic-savvy alter ego. Worse, some entity with a will powerful enough to bend space and time is searching for him through the Nine Planes, bellowing "Bring me Apthorn!" in a voice loud enough to frighten demons.
An exiled magician, a naive country boy, a young student and the ace airman who flies Vostov's fiercest dragon, Havemercy, must converge to counter an attack on the city from the enemy Ke-Han.
Selected by Robert Jordan himself out of submissions received from Wheel of Time enthusiasts, the twelve pieces of art included in this calendar symbolize the devotion that readers have to Robert Jordan and to the rich world he created.
It isn't easy when your daughter's figured out that her mom's a demon hunter-and wants to grow up to be just like her. Or when you suspect your dead husband used the forces of darkness to filch the body of another human. And your living husband isn't the man you married anymore either. Moreover, Kate's acquired a precious but deadly item that every demon within commuting distance wants. With husband woes playing havoc with her emotions, an ambitious teenage protege at her heels, and hell to pay, this stay-at-home mom's putting in a lot of overtime.
Keeping the local kiddos in line will take all of Kate's skills as a mother and demon hunter, just when she'll need them the most. The High Demon Goramesh has returned to San Diablo - this time with a full-blown army of the undead and a powerful demonic ally. Once again, it is up to Kate to save the world. Good thing she can multi-task.
After three years of exile from humanity's war against the Kurians, David Valentine returns to battle. The Lifeweavers, Earth's allies in the conflict, have mostly vanished, but those that remain are held captive by an overlord known as the Seattle Kurian. To free them, Valentine must convince the legendary resistance fighter known as the Marshal to join his cause. But the Marshal is something of an overlord himself...
David Valentine's ad hoc company of former Quisling soldiers are now ready to join forces with a guerilla army planning to establish a new freehold in the Appalachian Mountains. Valentine knows that a permanent outpost near the East Coast would provide a strategic victory over the Kuriansa and he believes that only his old ally Ahn-Kha could be leading the guerillas. But nothing could prepare Valentine's fighters for what awaits them at the end of their journey.
Renegade jump pilot Jain sen Paolo and Linnea Kiaho know that the Cold Minds - ruthless machine intelligences - have returned. And if they don't find allies to oppose the Cold Minds, humanity itself will become extinct.
Demon hunter Maxine Kiss wears her armor as tattoos, which unwind from her body to take on forms of their own at night. They stand between her and her enemies, just as Maxine stands between humanity and the demons breaking out from behind the prison veils. It is a life lacking in love, reveling in death, until one moment - and one man - changes everything.
Prince Amir travels from his hot desert land to the frozen kingdom of Sorvinka to ask its king, the father of the beautiful Princess Eva, for her hand in marriage. But their welcome to Eva's family stronghold is as bitterly cold as the land itself. Accustomed to the golden cage of his upbringing, Prince Amir must navigate his way through the strange and cold-blooded customs of the Sorvinkans, and somehow find the truth behind the kidnapping of the king's youngest daughter, the Princess Aurora, by the Sorvinkan's traditional enemies, the neighbouring Farrellians.
A ruthless murderer will do anything to get back what he believes belongs to him.
A faulty repair on his time engine plunges Danolarian another three million years back in time, to a world of strange, beautiful people living idyllic lives in splendid castles. But things are not always as they seem. After being attacked, he learns from his unlikely rescuer that time travel is not entirely real. A furious Danolarian returns to his own time, planning revenge against the time engine's true builders.
There have been four victims already. Famed for their beauty and one-of-a-kind artistic gifts, they were murdered in the most shocking ways imaginable and their corpses stolen. Now the famed diva Maria daLivnova is arriving in Tristopolis - a city literally powered by the massive necroflux generators that process the dead - and it is up to Lieutenant Donal Riordan to make sure she ends her limited engagement alive. But Riordan isn't the only one watching deLivnova.
Rahl was a young apprentice on the island of Recluce sent to the mages training school for testing, then banished to Hamor. His education now continues under dangerous circumstances. In Hamor, his powers have increased, but so has the amount of trouble he attracts. The whole society of Hamor is a new culture for Modesitt - and Rahl - to explore, one in which magic is a monopoly of the state. Rahl is a mage now, powerful and still just as dangerous to himself and to others. This is the story of how he gains both more knowledge and power, and more self-control.
[Canadian author]. Jess and Ramsey stopped a demon from bringing about the apocalypse. But a gate was opened and more demons have come to Earth - inhabiting human bodies. Now, these demon hybrids are paving the way for the arrival of the Soulbreaker, known as Lord of Bones...
Congress is desperate and the country cries out for a hero. That hero might just be Douglas MacArthur, who vowed that he would return to his beloved Philippines. He plans to do so with the backing of the entire US Armed Forces. MacArthur's plan of action is simple: take the war back to the Japanese, island by bloody island, until standing on the shores of Japan, he can proclaim victory. And possibly gain the leadership of the United States as well.
Because Captain Laurence has been jailed for treason and his dragon Temeraire consigned to breeding grounds in Wales, neither can respond as Napoleon's forces make their move and plant the eagle standard on British soil. Then Laurence's prison ship is sunk. He escapes and begins a desperate search to rejoin his dragon partner, while Temeraire rallies a motley band from the breeding grounds into a resistance force, striking at the French as they press north from London in pursuit of the royal family.
A paranormal suspense thriller featuring a superhuman special ops agent and a brilliant female scientist who pair up and square off against an undead Spanish Inquisition torturer who's up to his old tricks.
Daniel is the protector of the earth, the Alien Hunter, with a mission beyond what anyone could imagine. From the day that his parents were brutally murdered in front of his very eyes, Daniel has used his unique gifts to hunt down their assassin. Finally, with the help of The List bequeathed to him in his parents' dying breath, he has located the killer. Now, on his own, he vows to take on his father's mission - and to have vengeance in the process.
Former con-man Moist von Lipwig is now in charge of both the Ankh-Morpork Royal Mint and the bank next door. Everywhere he looks he finds himself making enemies instead of what he should be doing - making money.
A murderous attack against a solitary habitat looks an open and shut case, until Tom Dreyfus uncovers a covert group led by a shadowy - perhaps inhuman - figure who believe the people should no longer be in charge of their own destiny. Before long Dreyfus and his team are fighting to save the entire Glitter Band from something worse than tyranny.
An angel is found murdered on the streets of Sunset Boulevard. To the media gossip mongers, it's the biggest story ever. To the Hunters, an underground monster-fighting hit-squad, it's just another case of 'whodunnit'. To Kayla Steele, their youngest and newest member, it means a last, desperate chance to bring her murdered fiance back from the dead, and to others with a far darker purpose it is the means to destroy the human race. If the Hunters are to stop the onset of Armageddon they must join forces with their most hated enemies, the werewolves.
A poet is accused of rape. He is found guilty, and in accordance with strict religious edict, beheaded. And then, fitted with an ordinator, neck valve and visual receptors, he is sent out into the world. But he carries a very public stigma and the only thing left for him is to join the army.
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.
Not everyone can take on the things that go bump in the night. Not everyone tries. But Jill Kismet is not just anyone. She's a Hunter, trained by the best - and in over her head. "Welcome to the night shift..."
Something strange is happening in Gordath Wood, the old woods surrounding a training stable called Hunter's Chase. The police think Lynn Romano and Kate Mossland have been murdered, but what actually occurred is much stranger. They have gone through a hole between worlds, into a medieval society at war. In a world that doesn't ordinarily have use for women, the danger is great - good thing Lynn and Kate aren't your ordinary women.
Thieves steal the house of Jonny X67 and leave behind only a card that reads "Don't you hate it when this happens?". His quest to regain his home, traversing a cityscape whose neighbourhoods are organized by musical genres, and running into joke-telling elevators and holographic computer viruses, will bring him up against a lunatic motorcycle gang nicknamed the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, a relentless Belgian assassin, and his own irate girlfriend.
Neef is a changeling, a human baby stolen by fairies and replaced with one of their own. She lives in New York Between, a Manhattan that exists side by side with our own. Neef has always been protected by her fairy godmother - until she breaks a Fairy Law. Now, unless she can meet the challenge of the Green Lady of Central Park, she'll be sacrificed!
The vicious political struggles among the nobility that have caught Inda up are only petty squabbles compared with what is to come. His future holds betrayals he cannot even imagine, severing him from all he holds dear and thrusting him onto the perilous decks of pirate ships and beyond.
Inda must now defend the kingdom - for his reputation as the captain who defeated the most dangerous pirate fleet in history makes him the only man who stands a chance to defeat his country's ancient enemy.
It is the moment of final conflict, and the grandchildren of the Royal Cartographer are at the center of the climactic struggle. Keles Anturasi will race across the world, fleeing assassins, seeking control over powers he can barely understand. His brother, Jorim, having ascended to godhood, now finds himself pitted against an elder god - the very god who once created the entire pantheon and now seeks its destruction. And their sister, Nirati, embarks on a treacherous crusade with a dead hero to wage war on hell itself! As the final battle lines are drawn, they will gather the land's newly awakened defenders of the ancient past.
Sometime in the twenty-third century, humanity became extinct, leaving only androids behind. Freya Nakamichi 47 is a femmebot, one of the last of her kind still functioning. With no humans left to pay for the pleasures she provides, she agrees to transport a mysterious package from Mercury to Mars. Unfortunately for Freya, she has just made herself a moving target for some very powerful, very determined humanoids who will stop at nothing to possess the contents of the package.
In 2018: Sergeant Sue Smith of the Edinburgh constabulary is called in on a special case. A robbery has taken place at Hayek Associates, a dot-com startup company that's just been floated on the London stock exchange. The suspects are a band of marauding orcs, with a dragon in tow for fire support, and the bank is located within the virtual reality land of Avalon Four. For Smith, the investigation seems pointless. But she soon realizes that the virtual world may have a devastating effect in the real one-and that someone is about to launch an attack upon both. Recommended.
On Earth, trading ships of a galactic federation load the planet's only viable product, slaves, in return for desperately needed water. A failed human settlement returns from Mars, including its only child, Margaret, who has eased loneliness with imaginary playmates - selves who are beginning to take on separate lives of their own: A queen. A spy. A warrior. A healer.... Years pass, and it is the adult Margaret's turn to be expelled from Earth. Soon she will gather many Margarets from among the stars in a quest that will ultimately determine whether the human race lives or dies. Recommended.
Ted Naismith illustrations.
Ted Naismith illustrations, featuring the SILMARILLION.
In our world, Reinhard Heydrich, number-two man in the SS and an architect of the Holocaust, was assassinated in Czechoslovakia in May of 1942. In "The Man with the Iron Heart", Heyrich survives the fated assassination attempt only to hatch an insurgency as insidious as anything conceived by Osama bin Laden, designed to keep the German battlefront alive through urban guerrilla warfare, long after the supposed end to hostilities. The Allies think the war was over, but their problems are just beginning.
Gabriel, a Traveler, one of a centuries-old line of prophets trying to inspire the world to resist the "Vast Machine" that monitors our lives, is in hiding in the shadows of New York - until a stunning piece of news is revealed. His father, who has been missing for nearly 20 years, may still be alive. Simultaneously, Gabriel's brother, Michael, now allied with the Brethren of the Vast Machine, receives the news and begins a full-scale search. Gabriel yearns to find and protect his Traveler father; Michael aims to destroy the man whose existence threatens his new power. The race moves from New York to London, Rome, Berlin, and a remote region of Africa that is rumored to harbor one of history's greatest treasures.
Jon Moore, the nanotech-enhanced, world-weary, soldier of fortune, agrees to help a con man, a friend from a part of his past he'd rather forget, protect a very special young boy. But the situation grows complicated when a beautiful woman with an unclear agenda joins them. And then along come a ruthless gang boss, a heavily armed group of religious fanatics, and an interstellar government out to clean up a dangerous frontier world. Jon and Lobo are willing to do anything to save the life of the boy - but there may not be anything even they can do.
1949: England has completed its slide into fascist dicatorship. Then a bomb explodes in a London suburb. The brilliant but politically compromised Inspector Carmichael of Scotland Yard is assigned the case. What he finds leads him to a conspiracy of peers and communists, of staunch King-and- Country patriots and hardened IRA gunmen, to murder Britain's Prime Minister and his new ally, Adolf Hitler. Against a background of increasing domestic espionage and the suppression of Jews and homosexuals, an ad-hoc band of idealists and conservatives blackmail the one person they need to complete their plot, an actress who lives for her art and holds the key to the Fuhrer's death.
Invited to the Black Forest by their eccentric aunt, little do the Sisters Grimm know that they will soon be finding marriage matches beyond their wildest dreams.
Sequel to HELL'S GATE. Both the magic-using civilization of Arcana and steel-and-steam age Sharona have dead to mourn and wrongs to avenge. Both sides have additional military forces moving towards the front. The fury of their respective populations, xenophobic fear of the unknown, and cries for "justice" (or vengeance), are all driving both sides towards the brink of a war that will stretch across an endless succession of identical Earths, fought between dragons, spells, and crossbows and repeating rifles, machine guns, and artillery.
Charis may control the world's seas, but it barely has an army worthy of the name. And as King Cayleb knows, far too much of the kingdom's recent good fortune is due to the secret manipulations of the more-than-human being that calls himself Merlin, on whose shoulders rests the last chance for humanity's freedom. Now, as Charis and its archbishop make the rift with Mother Church explicit, the storm gathers. Schism has come to the world of Safehold. Nothing will ever be the same.
Decades have since passed since the galaxy's sentient races defeated the bugs - and new generations have grown dangerously complacent. Now a new alien threat has arrived in slower-than-light ships. These new invaders fight with suicidal fury and don't consider the allied sentient races as truly intelligent. Sequel to THE SHIVA OPTION.
The mysterious insurgent group Autumn Rain claims responsiblity when the Phoenix Space Elevator is destroyed. Armies and espionage teams mobilize across the globe and beyond, and superpowers move to the brink of war. Two US counterintelligence agents and former lovers (although these memories may just be constructs implanted by their spymaster) are among those moving among the intrigues and shifting loyalties, converging on an explosive revelation.
The classic FOUNDATION, FOUNDATION AND EMPIRE and SECOND FOUNDATION in one volume.
The war for Earth rages on between the humans and the alien usurper, and the Cerebrus rebels, armed with a secret knowledge of their ever-changing enemy, go where the fight takes them.
Most of the Raven are dead, but even in death they answer the call when Balaia faces its greatest threat yet. But can spirits even as great as those of the Raven do anything when their bodies have died?
1962. A thrilling new music is bursting onto the grey streets of Liverpool. And in Cuba nuclear tensions have reached the breaking point. And at the centre of everything is Laura Mann, the H-Bomb Girl, on the run, hunted by hidden forces who contend to determine the future course of humanity.
Kit Marley and William Shakespeare are playwrights in the service of Queen Elizabeth, employed by the Prometheus Club. Their words, infused with magic, empower Her Majesty's rule. But some of the Prometheans, comprised of England's most influential men and mages, conspire to usurp the Queen. Able to walk in both worlds, Kit seeks allies to aid him in his mission to protect Elizabeth - only to encounter enemies, mortal and monster, who will stop at nothing to usher in a new age. But despite the might of his adversaries, Kit possesses more power than even he can possibly imagine.
Do you dream of a city at the end of time? Three young people do. Though they live in contempporary Seattle, they can't get the vision of a far-future, decaying cityscape out of their heads, or understand why they con't remember anything about their own pasts. When the they stumble across a newspaper ad asking that question, each responds, to find themselves drawn into a desperate mission to save their own universe. Each is assigned to protect a fragment of the universe's history, and they must survive long enough to pass that knowledge on to the new universe that is being born.
After tragedy strikes, Ivy takes a job with the reclusive Mr. Quent in a desperate effort to preserve her family. It's only then that she discovers the fate she shares with a jaded young nobleman named Dashton Rafferdy, his ambitious friend Eldyn Garritt, and a secret society of highwaymen, revolutionaries, illusionists, and spies who populate the island nation of Altania. For there is far more to Altania than meets the eye and more to magick than mere fashion. And in the act of saving her father, Ivy will determine whether the world faces a new dawn - or an everlasting night.
The human-based Confederate Star System must win an alliance with the xenophobic Harmonic Empire. The ever-increasing attacks from the alien Marillon Empire mean that it is essential to protect the unique and invaluable metal which only the Harmonites can produce. Yet on Harmony the gulf between rich and poor, rulers and ruled continues to widen, threatening to destroy the very structure of their society - while the planet itself is becoming increasingly unstable.
Exorcist Morgan is one of the few humans whose aura is stronger than her possessing demon. With a full-scale demon war igniting around her, Morgan is a key player in an unsettled world. Then a rogue sociopathic demon enters her life with a bang. His name is The Hunter. And since she is the prey, Morgan has only one choice: to hunt The Hunter down - no matter what heartbreaking truths she uncovers along the way....
Jamie Waterman discovered the cliff dwelling on Mars, and the fact that an intelligent race lived on the red planet sixty-five million years ago, only to be driven into extinction by the crash of a giant meteor. Now the exploration of Mars is itself under threat of extinction, as the ultraconservative New Morality movement gains control of the U.S. government and cuts off all funding for the Mars program. Meanwhile, Carter Carleton, an anthropologist who was driven from his university post by unproven charges of rape, has started to dig up the remains of a Martian village.
Contains two novellas. "Somewhere a Band Is Playing" is classic Bradbury fantasy, in which a young writer steps off a train at a deserted station, only to discover that the town residents are not what they seem. "Moby-Dick, Leviathan '99" is trademark Bradbury science fiction, in which the young Ishmael Hunnicut Jones prepares to go on his first interstellar hunt on a starship commanded by an old blind captain, and crewed by Quell, a mysterious mind-reading alien being.
Mirage, a bounty hunter, lives by her wits and lethal fighting skills. She always gets her mark. But her new mission will take her into the shadowy world of witches, where her strength may not be a match against powerful magic. Miryo is a witch who has just failed her initiation test. She now knows that there is someone in the world who looks like her, who is her: Mirage. To control her powers and become a full witch, Miryo has only one choice: to hunt the hunter and destroy her.
Created by the merging of witch and doppelganger, Mirei is a unique being. Her extraordinary magic makes her the most poweful witch alive - and a notorious social outcast. While Satomi, the leader of the witches' ruling Primes, hails Mirei as a miracle, rival Primes proclaim that Mirei is an evil abomination...and that those who champion her must be destroyed. Now the different witch factions engage in a bloody war with magic, treachery, and murder. But both sides may be fighting for nothing. For the power that the rebel Primes fear, the magic that Mirei alone possesses, is killing her.
Anna never knew werewolves existed until the night she survived a violent attack - and became one herself. After three years at the bottom of the pack, she'd learned to keep her head down and never, ever trust dominant males. Anna is the rarest kind of werewolf: an Omega. One of the most powerful werewolves in the country will recognize her value as a pack member and as his mate.
Logan Tom, wielding the magic staff of a Knight of the Word, has a promise to keep - and a score to settle with the demon that massacred his family. Angel Perez, Logan's fellow Knight, has risked her life to aid the elvish race, whose peaceful, hidden realm is marked for extermination by the forces of the Void. Kirisin Belloruus, a young elf entrusted with an ancient magic, must deliver his entire civilization from a monstrous army. And Hawk, the rootless boy who is nothing less than destiny's instrument, must lead the last of humanity to a latter-day promised land before the final darkness falls.
Logan Tom must infiltrate a refugee compound to rescue Hawk, the leader of the street urchins, who has yet to learn the truth about who and what he is. Meanwhile, Angel Perez has joined an equally urgent mission: to find the Ellcrys, a fabled talisman crucial to protecting the Elven realm against an influx of unspeakable evil from the dread dimension known as the Forbidding. But Angel and her Elf allies must beware - for a demon spy, with a monstrous creature at its command, walks among them. As the legions of darkness draw the noose tighter, and the time of confrontation draws near, those chosen to defend the soul of the world must draw their battle lines and prepare to fight with, and for, their lives. If they fail, humanity falls.
Fourteen-year-old Timas lives in one of the domed cities that float 100,000 feet above the deadly surface of Chilo, circling near the edge of a monstrous perpetual storm. His life is turned upside down when a strange man crash lands on the city. The newcomer is fleeing an alien intelligence intent on invading the planet and discovering the secret hidden deep inside the perpetual storm-a secret that could lead to interplanetary war.
Weather Warden Joanne Baldwin is on vacation when her Djinn lover, David, asks her to marry him. She's thrilled to say yes, even if some others may be less than happy about it. Unfortunately, Joanne's pre-marital bliss is ended by a devastating earthquake in Florida. And she can't ask David and his kind for assistance, because the cause of the quake is unlike anything Joanne has ever encountered and a power even the Djinn cannot perceive.
The first 1930s space opera adventures of the three scientist-astronauts Arcot, Wade, and Morey, as they fight at first for the freedom of their planet, and then for the safety of the entire solar system.
George Galen has created a method to alter human DNA, not just to heal diseases, but to "improve" people - make them stronger, make them able to heal more quickly, and make them compliant to his will. Frank Hartman, a virologist working for the government's ultra-secret bio-hazard agency, has discovered how to neutralize Galen's DNA-changing virus, making him the one man who stands in the way of Galen' s plan to "improve" the entire human race.
Researcher Ruth Goldman has developed a vaccine with the potential to inoculate the world's survivors against the nanotech plague that devastated humanity. But the fractured US govenrment will stop at nothing to keep it for themselves.
Aleric and Pythia, back in the land of Saracens, must raise an army. Enora, now Queen of the Wastelands, has begun her quest to call the Dark Madonna from beyond the Veil. Aleric now confronts, with some reluctance, his destiny to become the Messiah of the Damned and lead the undead against the Mother of Darkness.
Young trader Amalric Antero hopes to find wealth in the Far Kingdoms, a place of sunlight surrounded by a dark, deadly wilderness. Instead he finds a daring and perilous adventure.
Zarq journeys deep into the jungle in search of an ancient dragon secret that would give her the power to overthrow both Kratt and the corrupt Dragon Temple. She has taken with her some of the female dragons from her own estate, and in the jungle she will once again risk the dragons' highly addictive, hallucinogenic venom.
2013. Hugo Cornelius Toocrop, a Special Forces veteran of the Bosnian war, is hired by the Siberian mafia in Kazakhstan to bring a young woman to Montreal. This hardboiled noir sf techno-thriller by French author Dantec is the basis for the film starring Vin Diesel and Michelle Yeoh.
Jepp, a human woman and Karsen, a Bottom Feeder, have broken with tradition and cast their lots together. They seek the Orb of Light, with which they believe they can gain the power and release the Damned World from its chains of violence and ignorance. But they're not alone, for everyone who knows about the Orb would kill to get it. If someone gets the Orb, things will change. These are, as the proverb warns, interesting times.
On a burn ward, a disfigured man's only comfort comes from imagining various inventive ways to end his misery. Then a wild-haired, schizophrenic sculptress on the lam from the psych ward upstairs walks into his hospital room. She insists that she has known him for seven hundred years, since they met in another hospital ward at a convent in medieval Germany, when she was a nun and he was a wounded mercenary left to die.
MARTIAN TIME SLIP, DR. BLOODMONEY, NOW WAIT FOR LAST YEAR, FLOW MY TEARS, THE POLICEMAN SAID, and A SCANNER DARKLY.
Linden Avery, who loved Thomas Covenant and watched him die, has returned to the Land in search of her kidnapped son, Jeremiah. And she finds Jeremiah - with Covenant himself, apparently very much alive. Jeremiah in the Land is free of the mental condition that had kept him mute and unresponsive for so many years. But Covenant is strangely changed, no longer like the man whom Linden adored. Even so, he says he will take her and Jeremiah to a place where they can find a pure source of Earthpower. How can she make any choice except to follow him?
Military sf stories, including two new HAMMERS SLAMMERS stories.
For centuries Mira has been a nightwalker - an unstoppable enforcer for a mysterious organization that manipulates earth-shaking events from the darkest shadows. But elemental mastery over fire sets her apart from others of her night-prowling breed - and may be all that prevents her doom. The foe she now faces is human: the vampire hunter called Danaus, who has already destroyed so many undead. For Mira, the time has come to hunt - or be hunted.
[BC author]. Young noblemen make their fortune by competing in psychic gladiatorial contests to display their powers in the hope of being hired - and married - by women of high rank. When Quirt, an older man with obvious skill but little known record, first enters the arena, the combat circuit is abuzz wondering who he might be. But his mystery is almost eclipsed by the young cub who has been entering competitions anonymously and winning them all. Humate is so horrified when he's bested by Quirt that he insists on finding out where he came from. Unfortunately for Humate, the answer reaches far beyond his birth: back to the terrible wrongs done to Quirt's mother and his new wife by one of Humate's relatives, and back to Quirt's sentencing, a doom which takes away his identity until he can bring the culprit to justice.
Fallion and Jaz, the sons of the great Earth King Gaborn, are now living as fugitives in their own kingdom, biding their time until they can regain their rightful places in the land. Fallion seems destined to heal the world, and feels the calling to act. When he attempts to do so, though, two entire worlds collapse into one, and nothing will ever be the same again.
Jimmy the Hand, boy thief of Krondor, aids Prince Arutha in his rescue of Princess Anita from imprisonment by Duke Guy du Bas-Tyra and runs afoul of Black Guy's secret police. Jimmy flees south to the relatively safe haven of Land's End. But Land's End is home to others who tread the crooked path, and more, to a much darker secret: a dangerous presence unknown even to the local thieves and smugglers. And Jimmy's youthful bravado and courage will plunge him deep into the maw of chaos and even - if he isn't careful - death.
A new collection of classic out-of-this-world stories, including a never-before-published Pip & Flinx story.
A preschool teacher suddenly finds herself with the power to fight demons - and to hear the thoughts of her Jack Russell terrier.
Daughter of the legendary shadow-puppeteer Bardsham, Leodora has inherited her father's skills - and his enemies. She travels from span to span under the stage name Jax. But the vengeful god Lord Tophet takes note of rumours that Bardsham has returned and dispatches a quintet of deadly killers to learn the truth behind the mask. Now, upon the cursed span of Colemaigne, Leodora is about to perform the most shocking story of all.
Young Carmen Dula and her family are about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime - they are going to Mars. Once on the Red Planet, however, Carmen realizes things are not so different from Earth. There are chores to do, lessons to learn, and oppressive authority figures to rebel against. And when she ventures out into the bleak Mars landscape alone one night, a simple accident leads her to the edge of death until she is saved by an angel - an angel with too many arms and legs, a head that looks like a potato gone bad, and a message for the newly arrived human inhabitants of Mars: "We were here first."
Grad school dropout Matt Fuller is toiling as a lowly research assistant at MIT when, while measuring subtle quantum effect, his calibrator turns into a time machine. With a dead end job and a girlfriend who left him for another man, Matt has nothing to lose taking a time machine trip himself - or so he thinks.
British gentleman and were-dragon Peter Farewell has embarked on a daunting task: to recover the Soul of Fire, a magical ruby said to lie at the heart of British-controlled India. But finding one stone in the heart of a land simmering on the cusp of rebellion, and rife with hostile magics, seems an impossible task - until Peter saves the life of a young virgin fleeing a distasteful arranged marriage. For unknown to Sofie Warington, the flawed gem that is all that is left of her dowry is the very one Peter has been seeking. And if Peter can keep her safe from the sinister factions desperate to gain control of both Sofie and her dowry, he will find more than a jewel; he will find his heart's destiny.
As magic begins to reassert its ancient dominion, Old Earth's foremost freelance discriminator, Henghis Hapthorn, and his intuition (now a separate person named Osk Rievor), are living apart, though they remain on good terms. But now there comes between them a woman of alluring mystery. Who is Hespira? Does she truly want either of them? Or has she come to destroy them both?
The world of Kuf, an ancient Assurian Empire, dominant, prestigious and thought to be invincible, is about to be shaken to its very foundations. An exile from the empire, the Great King's brother hires a force of ten thousand elite mercenaries of a legendary race known as the Macht to take the throne by force. But when their employer is killed, The Ten Thousand find themselves abandoned.
A once-powerful magician, defeated decades ago by the Undying Man, lies in the dungeon of Andratan, planning his revenge. There are three things he needs: the stone, the blood and a hand of hate. The three people he has manipulated from afar to bring these things to him are on their way. They have no way of knowing what lies in store. The Faltha War might have ended, but for three great continents - and their gods - the war for immortality has only just begun.
In the last years of his life, a contemplative Roman senator embarks on one last epic endeavor: to retell the history of human creation and reveal the little-known story of the Clefts, an ancient community of women living in an Edenic, coastal wilderness. The Clefts have no need nor knowledge of men - childbirth is controlled through the cycles of the moon, and they only bear female children. But with the unheralded birth of a strange, new child - a boy - the harmony of their community is suddenly thrown into jeopardy.
Something strange is happening at Tyler High. The laid-back principal has become unusually strict. The janitors no longer work nights because of what they hear. The students are frightened by what they see. And things are happening on school grounds that defy rational explanation.
Fantasy stories featuring shopping, with entries from Mary Jo Putney, Diane Duane, Jody Lynn Nye, and Kathryn Rusch, among others.
Aulus is dead. Hailed as a hero of the republic, his sons Quintus and Titus have new and heavy responsibilities placed upon them. Lucius, now the most powerful, and sinister, senator in Rome, is keen to manipulate the Cornelii family to achieve his own goals. Meanwhile the young Aquila lives in Spain with dreams of becoming a powerful soldier to fight for Rome, and discover his destiny that is hidden within his Eagle amulet.
Dulcinea Craven descends from a long line of witches, and she has just inherited wild, untrained magical powers that she has no idea how to control. Now a ruthless vampire and an age-old demon are determined to enslave Cin and steal her power for their own. Her only hope is The Righteous, a band of warrior vampires who slay the rogue undead.
Masters of weapons and martial arts, Mercenaries Dhulyn Wolfshead and Parno Lionsmane have just saved one of the Marked, those gifted with special powers, from a mob that appears to be under the influence of a priest of the Sleeping God. They think it best to take ship for safer climes. But those climes, it turns out, are not safer at all.
The invention of Turing gates has given the US access to sheaves of alternative histories. For ten years, in the name of democracy, the Real has waged clandestine wars to free the alternative Americas from dictarship or anarchy. Then a rogue agent starts killing off the same woman in different sheaves, and the futures begin to look very scary indeed. Recommended.
Khorii, the rebellious daughter of Acorna and her lifemate, Aari, must contend with an overwhelming legacy to forge a path of her own. She's faced hardship and danger, discovered a sister she never knew, and journeyed to the stars. But now she risks everything, for the enigmatic, mysterious enemy that has devastated the universe through plague and sedition has laid seige with a brutal attack. And there are other enemies even closer to home, waiting to strike at Khorii's family and destroy all that she loves.
The final book in the series, where questions will be answered and the fate of Bella and Edward revealed.
Isolfr has chosen to become a wolfcarl, a warrior bonded to a fighting wolf. His duty will be to protect the people of a wintry land from the threat of trolls and wyverns. And in the winter of Isolfr's bonding, the trolls come down from the north in far greater numbers than before.
Mildmay the Fox is an ex-assassin, ex-burglar, and Felix Harrowgate's half-brother. He finds himself drawn to an alluring spy of the Bastion, a rival school of wizards that wants nothing more than to bring down the Mirador - and that believes Felix Harrowgate is the key to its destruction.
Fifteen tales of fantasy, alternative history, and science fiction, including the original story, "Say Cheese," set in the Vatta's War cosmology, and an introduction by Anne McCaffrey.
When a group of armed men hijack the plane of BCN anchor Kitty Coughlin and stage a spectacular near-miss of one of America's most famous landmarks, her eyewitness account helps BCN achieve a remarkable ratings rally. Then, when ratings dip, the "next" catastrophe strikes. Harold W. Smith of the supersecret agency CURE knows a thing or two about disaster management. He sends in Remo Williams and the remarkable Chiun to tune in, turn off, and pull the plug on whoever is putting Americans at risk.
Covert agent Sigmund Ausfaller, humanity's best defense against all conspiracies, real and potential - and imaginary - of foes both human and alien, may finally have met his match in Nessus, representative of the secretive Puppeteers, the elder race who wield vastly superior technologies. Nessus schemes in the shadows with Earth's traitors and adversaries, even after the race he represents abruptly vanishes from Known Space. As a paranoid, Sigmund had always known things would end horribly for him. Only the when, where, how, why, and by whom of it all had eluded him. That fog has begun to lift.
Prequel to THE FOREST HOUSE. Celtic princess Boudica, instead of becoming a Druid priestess, marries the Iceni High King Prasutagos. When Prasutagos dies, the Romans will not recognize Boudica as queen and beat her and rape her daughters. Boudica raises an army and strikes back at the Romans.
A collection of original prose stories recalling the derring-do of the beings we call Superheroes and the worlds they fight to save. Familiar? However, these stories are derived from the real urban landscape, with contributions from Walter Mosley, L. A. Banks, Naomi Hirahara, Lorenzo Cacaterra, Tananarive Due and Stephen Barnes, and many more.
Two complete novels - HIGH JUSTICE and EXILES TO GLORY - telling of an Earth sinking into a morass of corruption, red tape, and failure of nerve, while a dedicated few dare to reach for the stars
Harper Blaine was your average small-time P.I. until she died-for two minutes. Now Harper is a Greywalker-walking the thin line between the living world and the paranormal realm. And she's discovering that her new abilities are landing her all sorts of strange cases. Pioneer Square's homeless are turning up dead and mutilated, and zombies have been seen roaming the underground-the city buried beneath modern Seattle. When Harper's friend Quinton believes he may be implicated in the deaths, he persuades her to investigate. But the killer is no mere murderer-it is a creature of ancient legend. And Harper must deal with both the living and the dead to stop the monster and its master-unless they stop her first.
Two nearly simultaneous catastrophes strike: a new mini-ice age and a plague to dwarf all previous experiences. Rising out of the disaster is the character known to history as "Bandit Six", an American Army officer caught up in the struggle to rebuild the world and prevent the fall of his homeland - despite the best efforts of politicians both elected and military. No punches are pulled in the descriptions of junk science, bad strategy and organic farming.
1808. The HMS Fortitude patrols the sea lanes of the South Pacific, harrying enemies of the British Crown. After a battle with a Spanish galleon weighted down with a fortune in gold and spices, Lieutenant Hieronymus Bonaventure and the rest of the Fortitude's crew find themselves aground on an island in uncharted waters, their ship badly damaged. Whilst they struggle to rebuild their vessel an encounter with the island's natives leads to a discovery of a dark and terrible secret that lurks behind the island's veneer of beauty.
Audrun, Davyn, their four children, and the karavan's mysterious guide, had no sooner departed the safety of the karavan than they were overtaken by Alisanos, the sentient deepwood. The dangerous magical forest harbors not only demons, gods, and other otherworldly creatres, but also has its own sinister intentions which may already have claimed Audrun and her unborn fifth child for its own.
June Charlotte has been arrested for murder. During questioning, she tells police she is a member of a secret organization devoted to fighting evil; her division, "The Department for the Final Disposition of Irredeemable Person" - "Bad Monkeys" for short - is an execution squad that rids the world of especially evil people, though the man she was arrested for killing was not on the official target list. This confession earns June a trip to the jail's psychiatric wing, where a doctor interviews her at length about her career as an assassin. As June's tale grows increasingly bizarre the doctor does his best to sort truth from lies. Is she lying? Is she crazy? Or is it all true?
Sequel to CAST IN THE SHADOW. Kaylin, a defender of Elantra, must now enter a place of deceit and treachery - a place which, although covered with silk and jewels, is deceptively deadly.
Kaylin has returned to her own world from Nightshades castle and the Barrani High Court. She wants to get back to being a beat cop and go after strictly regular troublemakers - thieves, brawlers and the occasional murderer. But in her next case, which seems to be a simple abduction, the kidnappers aren't behaving in a logical manner - and neither is the family of the woman who was kidnapped.
Fifteen-year-old Ryan McIntyre arrives at St. Isaac's Catholic boarding school to find the school awash in news of one student's violent death, another's mysterious disappearance, and growing incidents of disturbing behavior within the hallowed halls. Things begin to change when exorcist Father Sebastian joins the faculty. Willing or not, St. Isaac's most troubled students will be pawns in Father Sebastian's one-man war against evil-a war so surprisingly effective that the pope himself takes notice of the seemingly miraculous events unfolding an ocean away. But Ryan believes that forces of darkness, not divinity, are at work.
Retired from his fighting days, John Perry is now village ombudsman for a human colony on distant Huckleberry. With his wife, former Special Forces warrior Jane Sagan, he farms several acres, adjudicates local disputes, and enjoys watching his adopted daughter grow up. That is, until his and Jane's past reaches out to bring them back into the game. They must become leaders of a new human colony to be peopled by settlers from all the major human worlds. And the deep political purpose for this will put Perry and Sagan back in the thick of interstellar politics, betrayal, and war.
How do you tell your part in the biggest tale in history? Everyone on Earth knows the tale I am part of. But you don't know my tale: How I did what I did - how I did what I had to do - not just to stay alive but to keep you alive, too. All of you. I'm going to tell it to you now, the only way I know how: not straight but true, the whole thing, to try make you feel what I felt: the joy and terror and uncertainty, panic and wonder, despair and hope. Everything that happened, bringing us to Earth, and Earth out of its captivity. All through my eyes. It's a story you know. But you don't know it all.
Chaison Fanning, the admiral of a fleet of warships, has been captured and imprisoned by his enemies, but is suddenly rescued and set free. He flees through the sky to his home city to confront the ruler who betrayed him. And perhaps even to regain his lovely, powerful, and subversive wife, Venera, whom he has not seen since she fled with the key to the artificial sun at the center of Virga, Candesce.
Steven has won a great victory but in doing so lost his best friend. Now he must harness his own powers and harden his heart if he is to save anyone at all.
"New Seattle Health and Safety. Do not die for no reason." This is the motto of a city so obsessed with the danger of sharp corners that it has almost forgotten how to live. A chance encounter during his trip to the city leads former cop Huckleberry Lindbergh into the heart of a dark conspiracy. And in order to stop it, this former cop is about to do something so unsafe - so monumentally stupid - that its reverberations will be felt all the way to the Pentagon. Soon he is on the run from more authorities than he has had hot meals, his staunchest allies a bunch of feral fridges that give new meaning to the words "chill out."
With a killer targeting human females and a renegade gen lab breeding "jukor" war machines, Chaz and Sully already had their hands full of treachery, betrayal - not to mention each other. Throw in Chaz's Imperial ex-husband, Admiral Philip Guthrie, and a "Kyi-Ragkiril" mentor out to seduce Sully, and not just loyalties but lives are at stake. For when Sully makes a fateful choice, changing their relationship forever, Chaz must also choose - between what duty demands and what her heart tells her she must do.
The Lords of the Instrumentality have kept the Underpeople, created from human and animal genetic material, without rights. The cat woman C'Mell plans to liberate them. But these plans will have little force until she joins with the Nostrilian Rod McBan, who has manipulated the galactic economy until he "owns" the planet Earth. Includes NOSTRILIA and 5 underpeople stories.
Boston P.I. Remy Chandler is an angel who, generations ago, chose to renounce heaven and live on Earth. But now the Angel of Death has gone missing - and Remyas former colleagues have come to him for help. But what at first seems to be about tracing a missing person turns out to involve much more - a conspiracy that has as its goal the destruction of the human race. And only Remy Chandler, formerly known as the angel Remiel, can stop it.
A Madrid physics teacher is drawn into a project that attempts to use quantum physics to see the past. The first experiments are successful, but then things start going wrong.
Hopelessly outmatched, Pentania's citizens must fight to flee their conquered homeland or else perish. Yet an even greater threat looms, for the Leviathan has been awakened, an unfathomable creature whose wrath could single-handedly destroy the entire world. Hope - if any remains - lies in the efforts of a lone elf, a mad witch, and a fallen hero charged with unraveling a series of divine riddles. Yet to do so they must first find a way to break the very bonds of fiendish possession.
Dr.Cherijo Torin faces a different kind of epidemic, a mysterious black crystal spreading like cancer throughout the galaxy. The hunt for information leads Cherijo to the planet Trellus, whose inhabitants exhibit excessive paranoia and anger, taking out their frustrations in the Omega dome in simulated combat against battle drones. But someone is killing victims outside the arena, and Cherijo believes the black crystal infection is responsible for this horror.
Former government agent Frank Compton races the Modhri, an ancient telepathically linked intelligence, from station to station along the network that links the galactic worlds. He must acquire a set of valuable sculptures from a long-dead civilization. What the Modhri wants with them is anybody's guess, but if Compton can't outwit it, the whole galaxy will find out the hard way.
When a series of accidents interferes with wedding plans, Oswald worries that Milagro is cracking under the pressure. Is she just paranoid, or is a hidden enemy trying to make sure Milagro doesn't wed the undead?
Sequel to GRIMSPACE. Jumper Sirantha Jax, now broke and unemployed, takes on a diplomatic mission for the government. But the job turn dangerous when she finds herself up against Syndicate criminals and her own body, weakened by grimspace.
The first of three volumes that collect the classic stories featuring Nicholas Van Rijn, interstellar trader and capitalist extraordinaire.
Annja heads off to find a priceless golden elephant in the jungles of Southeast Asia. She tries to locate the artifact by consulting experts. However, every expert she consults ends up dead.
A collection of his stories.
Ryan Cawdor accepts a bounty to rid the Deathlands of the vigilante and mass murderer known as Thunder Rider. It's more or less just a business deal until Rider abducts Krytsy Wroth. He shouldn't of done that.
Gard the foundling, half-demon, initiated a one-man guerrilla war against the Riders until his struggle ended in the loss of the family he loved, and condemnation from his own people. Exiled, he was taken as a slave by powerful mages ruling an underground kingdom. Bitterer and wiser, he found more subtle ways to earn his freedom. This is the story of his rise to power, his vengeance, his unlikely redemption and his maturation into a loving father - as well as a lord and commander of demon armies.
Jeff Vaughan, jaded telepath, employed by the spaceport authorities on Bengal Station, discovers a sinister cult that worships a mysterious alien god. Vaughan must attempt to solve a spate of perplexing murders while protecting himself from the psichopath out to kill him.
A brand new novelette by fantasy master John Crowley.
Set - at an earlier time - in the Trade Pact Universe. The Clan is still a people divided into small tribes, scattered over a fraction of their world and prevented from advancing by two other powerful races. Then Aliens begin to explore their planet, upsetting the balance among the three races. And this is when one young woman is on the verge of mastering the forbidden power of the M'hir.
On the distant world of Cersi, Om'ray Aryl Sarc and her supporters have been exiled from the rest of their people. Finding refuge in the mountains, they work to rebuild the ruined village of Sona, even as they try to discover what happened to the original Sona Clan. But Sona has a history among all three of Cersi's races - a history that may soon threaten the future of Aryl's newly founded clan.
The Confederacy's Presidential entourage has been captured by the alien Ramanthians and imprisoned in a brutal slave labour camp. Diplomat Christine Vanderveen works against all opposition, alien and human, to keep their identities secret. Meanwhile an unauthorized mission, composed entirely of volunteers, has been mounted.
An anthology of epic interstellar adventures from Kage Baker, Stephen Baxter, Gregory Benford, Tony Daniel, Greg Egan, Peter F. Hamilton, Gwyneth Jones, James Patrick Kelly, Nancy Kress, Ken Macleod, Paul J. McAuley, Ian McDonald, Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Mary Rosenblum, Robert Silverberg, Dan Simmons and Walter Jon Williams.
Leodan Akaran, ruler of the Known World, dotes on his four children and hides from them the dark realities of traffic in drugs and human lives on which their prosperity depends. A deadly assassin sent from a race called the Mein, exiled long ago to an ice-locked stronghold in the frozen north, strikes at Leodan in the heart of Acacia. The Mein simultaneously unleash surprise attacks across the empire. On his deathbed Leodan puts into play a plan to allow his children to escape, each to his or her separate destiny. And so his children begin a quest to avenge their father's death and restore the Acacian empire - this time on the basis of universal freedom.
Assassins skulk in alleyways, but the quarry has turned and the hunters become the hunted. Hidden hands pluck the strings of tyranny like a fell chorus. While the bards sing their tragic tales, somewhere in the distance can be heard the baying of Hounds...And in the distant city of Black Coral, where rules Anomander Rake, Son of Darkness, ancient crimes awaken, intent on revenge.
Into the gathering civil war on Quon Tali, the Crimson Guard gathers from around the globe. But Empress Laseen faces a more immediate threat from the generals and old commanders of her predecessor, Emperor Kellanved, who have lost patience with what they see as Laseen's mismanagement. Yet there are hints that Laseen may be using the unrest to draw out and finally eliminate these last irksome survivors of her predecessor's rule.
In a small town each in a group of five women must sacrifice her firstborn as a condition in a pact made with a demon.
Fallion Orden, son of Gaborn, has been imprisoned on a strange and fantastic world that he created by combining two alternate realities. It's a world brimming with dark magic, ruled by a creature of unrelenting evil who is gathering monstrous armies from a dozen planets in a bid to conquer the universe. Only Fallion has the power to mend the worlds, but at the heart of a city that is a vast prison, he lies in shackles. The forces of evil are growing and will soon rage across the heavens. Now, Fallion's allies must risk everything in an attempt to free him from the wyrmling horde.
Born into a world of ice, slave to her own evil father, Lara knew only paralyzing fear as a child. Only by escaping with her mysterious gifts unroken would she survive to claim her great Carpathian heritage as a Dragonseeker.
OBLIQUE APPROACH and IN THE HEART OF DARKNESS in one volume - in which Belisarius, the finest general of his age, must save the world from the evil Malwa and their empire.
Successful fantasy writer Theresa Noncoire has also been trained by the Sisterhood of the Celestial Blade Warriors to fight demonic incursions into our world. Teamed with a mischievous imp called Scrap, she returned home after saving the world only to discover that demonic trouble has followed her right to her own doorstep.
Ancient Egypt. Huy is just making a new start in life when an unexpected attack takes his life. After five days in a crypt being prepared for burial, Huy miraculously revives. His mysterious return to life makes him a pariah and he finds himself haunted by visions of the deaths of those around him.
This collection includes brand new stories by Stephen Baxter, Eric Brown, Paul Di Filippo, Hal Duncan, Jeffrey Ford, Jay Lake, Ian R. MacLeod, Michael Moorcock, Robert Reed, Lucius Shepard, Brian Stableford, Jeff VanderMeer and more.
Del's quest for help against his possessing demon, a deadly mischief-maker called the Hellion, leads him to Valis, an entity possessing the science fiction writer formerly known as Philip K. Dick; to Mother Mariette, a nun who inspires decidedly unchaste feelings; and to the Human League, a secret society devoted to the extermination of demons. All believe that Del holds the key to the plague of possession - and its solution. But is the cure worse than the disease?
Scientists discover how to reset the body's clock and return anyone to vigorous youth. Their first human "guinea pig" is a 70 year old Bill Gates-type entrepreneur whose philanthropic activities have earned him the chance to try it all again. The results are disastrous, in more ways than one.
This is the story of Lord Otori Shigeru's training in the ways of the warrior and feudal lord, his relationship with the Tribe of mysteriously powerful assassins, the battles that tested his skills and talents, and his fateful meeting with Lady Maruyama.
Dr. Sebastian Robarts is a man paralyzed by the fate of his adored wife, dead in childbirth, their only child with her. He searches for a way to build angels from women, a pastime known to Scotland Yard as murder. Robarts meets the Vistani seer named Trueblood, who becomes his assistant and leads him to the Antebellum-era domain of Riverbend, controlled by the sadistic Dr. Weldon, to create angels, unfettered by conventional morality, or even rules. When the murderer returns to earth, it is the task of a Vistani policeman and a woman with a strange connection to Robarts to stop him. If he can be stopped.
Set between DUNE and DUNE MESSIAH. The Muad'Dib's warrior legions march from victory to victory. But Paul, like nearly every great conqueror, has enemies - those who would betray him to steal the awesome power he commands - and Paul himself begins to have doubts: Is the jihad getting out of his control? Has he created anarchy? Has he been betrayed by those he loves and trusts the most? And most of all, he wonders: "Am I going mad?"
A collection of his stories.
The best fantasy prose written in 2007.
The best SF published in 2007.
Fourth in the chronologically arranged 10 volume collection of stories Howard published in Weird Tales.
Joe Pitt has now been ejected from the mainstream of Manhattan Vampyre existence and now lives in a hovel, shadowed by Yankee Stadium. But even here he is vulnerable.
Sam Connor is a young man with extraordinary powers. Abductions and grisly attacks are rising across America in what seems to be a calculated and epic supernatural crime wave. And while Sam Connor can't explain it, he knows that somehow he's supposed to do something about it. Will he understand his powers in time?
Lord Asheye of Salamandastron has a prophecy: A new Badger Lord must take his place and reign over the legendary badger fortress. But who is this young warrior who shuns both armor and sword? And how is he to be found? Mad Maudie, a feisty haremaid of the Long Patrol, is just the one to track him down. Meanwhile, the unsuspecting future Badger Lord has been captured by a scurrilous group of Sea Raiders led by the infamous fox, Vizka Longtooth, who intends on conquering Redwall Abbey. It is up to our young hero to defend Redwall so that he may fulfill his destiny as leader of Salamandastron.
[Local author]. Jeannie Guthrie is a sixteen-year-old Scottish farm worker who possesses a frightening talent. Believing that she has unintentionally killed her ne'er-do-well cousin, her fear of being sentenced as a witch propels her to flee her home to London. There Guthrie is befriended by the free-spirited and adventurous Alexandra David, and introduced to Madame Helena Blavatsky's famous salon where she begins to understand the source of her strange powers.
Precocious Emmie Silvey with her striking yellow eyes is a solitary child, raised by her widower father. But now two women have intruded into her life - one who stalks her, the other who haunts her dreams. Your entire life, they tell her, is a lie. And they warn her of an approaching darkness.
Werewolf homicide detective Luna Wilder can't get Dmitri Sandovsky out of her mind. The last time he helped her with a case, Dmitri suffered a demon bite and now his pack elders have forbidden him from associating with Luna. But she'll need his help when high-level witches start turning up slaughtered. Because a war is brewing between rival witch clans - a magical gang war with the power to burn Nocturne City to the ground.
Has the thousand-year peace robbed the world of Magick? Harrier and Tiercel begin a marvelous journey to uncover their destinies. Along the way, they meet a charming female centaur, several snooty Elves, and the most powerful dragon their world has ever known.
The desert tribespeople led by young Shaiara flee Bisochim's evil, seeking a legendary oasis deep in the desert - a refuge that may hold the key to stopping Bisochim and preserving the Balance between Light and Darkness - or that may be the cause of Light's ultimate downfall.
All-new exciting and imaginative work by Canadian authors: E. L. Chen, Randy McCharles, Derryl Murphy, David Nickle, Gord Sellar, Grace Seybold, and Michael Skeet & Jill Snider Lum. With a foreword by Brett Alexander Savory.
Includes THE LONG TWILIGHT, NIGHT OF DELUSIONS, and three short novels.
Lord Altimere is the Queen's most trusted advisor - and, if his plans succeed, her consort as well. He has abducted a human, Rebecca Beauvelley, middle child of the Earl of Barimuir. He uses his powers to force her into affairs with Fey Lords in order to rob them of their power - until the Lady Sian discovers her and frees her of Altimere's compulsion. Unfortunately, even now that both the Queen and Lady Sian know of Lord Altimere's plot, he has grown too powerful for any one of the Fey to bring to justice.
Collection of his short stories.
Fulfilling their Mercenary contract, Dhulyn and Parno have accepted the surrender of Prince Edmir, heir to the Tegriani Realm. The Common Rule of the Mercenary Brothers states that prisoners taken by them go free and unharmed. But when the War Commander who hired them refuses to honour this agreement, the duo break their contract and escape with the prince. And thus they take the first step along a path that might lead Dhulyn to the truth about her past - or bring them to a magical trap from which there may be no escape.
We've all had them. We've all needed them. In this fun fantasy anthology, readers are given thirteen variations on what kinds of friends come in handy indeed in times of need.
The wizard Margle the Horrendous takes special pride in never killing his enemies. Instead, he transforms them into various accursed forms and locks them away in his castle. His halls are filled with his collection of fallen heroes and defeated villains, along with a few ordinary folk who were just unfortunate enough to draw Margle's attention. It's Nessy's duty to tend this castle. It's a lot of work, but she manages, taking pride in housekeeping talents that keep the castle from collapsing into chaos. But when Margle suddenly dies, everything begins to unravel. Nessy finds herself surrounded by monsters, curses, a door that should never be opened, and one very deadly dark wizardess.
The witch hiding behind the guise of a grimy old crone living outside Fort Stalwart leads a simple life filled with spells, potions, and the occasional curse. That ends when a White Knight arrives at Fort Stalwart. He is just days in front of a horde of ravenous goblins that is only the first wave in an attack sent by a mad sorcerer. Witch and Knight must make a perilous quest.
With Lazar gone, young Zar Boaz and the odalisque Ana must deal with plots set in motion by Zar's mother and by the Vizier. As the cyclical battle of the gods builds, the first of the Goddess's disciples falls into the grip of the demon Maliz. Success or failure - for both Percheron and Lyana - hinges on Lazar, whose illness has left him with a new gift he fears is a curse, and if he cannot take action soon, all may well be lost.
Sealey Head is a small town on the edge of the ocean, a sleepy place where everyone hears the ringing of a bell no one can see. On the outskirts of town is an impressive estate, Aislinn House, where the aged Lady Eglantyne lies dying, and where the doors sometimes open not to its own dusty rooms, but to the wild majesty of a castle full of knights and princesses.
Mirasol, as newly appointed Chalice, has the duty of binding the Master's Circle. But the new Master is a Priest of Fire, only drawn into the human world by the death of his brother. How can she, her only training that of a beekeeper, keep the demesne settled when she must bind it to one whose touch can burn human flesh to the bone?
The King of Ethrea is dying. His only surviving heir is the Princess Rhian. But if her enemies have their way, Ethrea will not be ruled by a woman. Dexterity Jones is a toymaker. To protect Princess Rhian and his country, he must place his trust in an exile from Mijak. Yet, as Ethrea comes ever closer to civil war, a greater danger awaits. Across the sea, an Empress has already slaughtered millions in the name of her god. And the war will not end - until the world kneels before her.
MacKayla Lane is on a quest for an ancient book that could determine the fate of both Man and Fae.
New York City lawyer Margrit Knight is responsible for the war that has erupted among the five Old Races. Ending it will be her toughest negotiation yet.
Kirsten Quinn-Kovacs gratefully serves the gentle race that rescued her ancestors from a dying starship, gave them a world, and nurtures them still. A chain reaction of supernovae at the galaxy's core has unleashed a wave of lethal radiation that will sterilize the galaxy. The Citizens flee, taking their planets, the Fleet of Worlds, with them. Someone must scout ahead, and Kirsten and her crew eagerly volunteer. Under the guiding eye of Nessus, their Citizen mentor, they explore for any possible dangers in the Fleet's path - and uncover long-hidden truths that will shake the foundations of worlds.
Flanagan (who, for want of a better word, is a pirate) has a plan. The plan, at first, seems simple. Kidnap the Cheo's daughter, demand a vast ransom for her safe return, sit back and wait. The Cheo is the ruler of the universe known to mankind. Only, Lena isn't Cheo's daughter and the plan is far from simple. Fortunately, Flanagan has had a lifetime to work it out. Unfortunately, he has far less time to execute it.
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. Recommended.
Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have narrowly escaped with their lives. But there is still work to do. He has sworn to help rescue Roran's beloved, Katrina, from King Galbatorix's clutches. But the Varden, elves and dwarves are all in desperate need of his talents and strength. Can this once-simple farm boy unite the rebel forces and defeat the king?
Starship officer Michael Helfort and the remnants of the crew of a destroyed heavy cruiser are confined in a prison camp deep in the wilderness of the Hammer's home planet. No one's getting out alive to derail the Hammer's lethal master plan - especially not the FedWorlds hero who so humiliated them on the battlefield. It's payback time, and the Hammers intend to throw their entire space fleet into destroying Michael Helfort and the Federated Worlds. Too bad it won't be enough.
In a time of post-Singularity and FTL travel, the Helix War has raged across galaxies. When ex-soldier turned privite investigator, Keenan, takes on a new case, he must overcome his demons and gather together his old military unit, a group who swore they'd never work together again.
Without the Panama Canal the US will be doomed to starvation and defeat after the Posleen attack. Even so, all they can spare is a handful of advanced Armored Combat Suits, rejuvenated veterans from the many decades that Panama was a virtual colony, and three antiquated warships. Other than that, the Panamanians are on their own.
Sequel to KEEPING IT REAL and SELLING OUT.
Another night on the Nightside...An ancient evil looms over Santa Luz. Prostitutes are showing up dead and eviscerated. And Jill Kismet just might be able to get her revenge against an old enemy. There's just one problem. Someone wants Jill dead - again. And if they have to open up Hell itself to kill her, they will. Sometimes, even when you're Jill Kismet, you don't have a prayer.
Capac Raimi arrives in the City determined to make his mark, and is soon on his way to becoming a gangster. Then he crosses paths with the city's absolute ruler, the Cardinal.
11 year old Mark has moved from his home in London to a wintry seaside town. There he meets a sympathetic elderly neighbour in the downstairs flat whose friendship offers Mark escape. It also offers, it turns out, a doorway to a secret and shadowy world where nothing is as it seems.
Anna has struggled to adapt to her supernatural status while clinging to the vestiges of her humanity. Now she must deal with her legacy. The sinister vampire who transformed her is dead, and Anna is entitled to his vast fortune. But a predatory werewolf comes forward, claiming the inheritance as her own - and she'll kill to get what she wants most: blood and money.
Since childhood Raz has lived behind the walls of a 3400 year old monastery, a sanctuary for scientists, philosophers and mathematicians. But now a higher power has decided that only these cloistered scholars have the abilities to avert an impending catastrophe, and one by one Raz and his cohorts are called forth without warning into the unknown.
Rudi MacKenzie has grown up knowing that he will one day assume leadership over the survivors of the technological disaster known as the Change. But a prophecy made at his birth spoke of an even greater destiny - a destiny that is about to be fulfilled. A mysterious traveler from Nantucket, long rumored to be the source of the Change, arrives on a mission to bring Rudi back with him. And between him and his destiny lies the the cult of a madman determined to stop him.
Rudi MacKenzie continues his trek across the continent toward Nantucket, seeking to understand The Change. As he goes he forges ties with new allies in the continuing war against the Prophet. But one fanatical officer in the Sword of the Prophet has been dispatched to stop Rudi from reaching his destination - by any means necessary.
1960: a global peace conference is convening in London, where Britain, Germany, and Japan will oversee the final partition of the world. Hitler is once again on British soil. So is the long exiled Duke of Windsor - and the rising gangs of "British Power" streetfighters, who consider the Government "soft," may be the former king's bid to stage a coup d'etat. Amidst all this, two of the most unlikely persons in the realm will join forces to oppose the fascists: a debutante whose greatest worry until now has been where to find the right string of pearls, and the Watch Commander himself.
Ev'rel's beautiful but battered son Amel just wants to enjoy his new friendship with Ayrium, but he must play out Ev'rel's father's determination to put him on the throne. Ayrium meets a peculiar, reclusive scholar from Monitum and worries romance will distract her from her true agenda. Will her inconvenient love interest change everything for everyone?
A hundred years in the future an actress becomes the lover of two men. One is a mysterious sorcerer and private detective, the other an even more mysterious and powerful rich man who has been to the human colony on an alien planet and learned strange things there. Her loyalties are divided - perhaps she loves them both. The detective helps her to release her inner beauty and become a star overnight. And the rich man is the benefactor of a play she stars in. But something is very wrong. Money can be an evil guest, but there are other evils.
Three explorations of alternate Star Trek universes: A LESS THAN PERFECT UNION, PLACES OF EXILE, and SEEDS OF DISSENT.
Following the loss of the Stargazer and the brutal court-martial that resulted, Picard turns to archaeology. He awakens a striking, mysterious woman frozen in time since before the rise of Earth's dinosaurs - a powerful immortal whose plans will take Picard - aided along the way by a brilliant but naive android, an insightful Betazoid, and an enigmatic El-Aurian - to the heights of passion, the depths of betrayal, and the farthest reaches of explored space.
Rick and Evelyn O'Connell answer a new call to adventure as an ancient evil rises to threaten the world. When dashing adventurer Alex O'Connell is tricked into awakening China's ruthless Dragon Emperor from eternal slumber, the reckless young archaeologist must seek the help of the only people who know more than he does about taking down the undead: his parents - Rick and Evelyn O'Connell.
Maia Skouris is a 4400 with the ability to foresee the future. When she has a vision of Mt. Rainier's imminent eruption - and the total destruction of Seattle - NTAC agents Tom Baldwin and Diana Skouris are sent on a search for another 4400 who possesses the power to trigger seismic events.
What made Raistlin aspire to godhood? What, exactly, did Raistlin do after he abandoned the Companions to their deaths in the WAR OF THE LANCE? What power made Raistlin the Master of the Past and Present and allowed him into the Tower of High Sorcery - and a place in history as he pursued a place in the cosmos as a god?
Four Diablo novels in one volume: LEGACY OF BLOOD, THE BLACK ROAD, THE KINGDOM OF SHADOW and DEMONSBANE. Since the beginning of time, the angelic hosts of the High Heavens and the demonic hordes of the Burning Hells have been locked in a struggle for the fate of all Creation. That war has now come to the mortal realm...and neither Man nor Demon nor Angel will be left unscathed.
The long-awaited return of the Ultramarines series, starring Uriel Ventris, by HORUS HERESY author Graham McNeill. KILLING GROUND picks up where DEAD SKY, BLACK SUN leaves off as Uriel finds himself on a chaos world and choices to make, none of which are very appealing or may bring him home.
In the labyrinthine alleyways and sewers of Coruscant's own dark side, young Jedi padawan Darsha Assant will cross paths with Lorn, who is fleeing from a Sith stalker, carrying with him crucial information that must reach the Jedi Council at all costs. But how can an untried Jedi and an ordinary man, stranger to the powerful ways of the Force, hope to triumph over one of the deadliest killers in the galaxy?
Alliance General Turalyon and Khadgar are sent to round up small bands of orcs in the eastern kingdoms and before they know it find themselves leading an expedition to the Orc's homeland, beyond the Dark Portal.
There is an uneasy peace between the dwarves of Mithral Hall and the orcs of the newly established Kingdom of Many Arrows. But now the orc tribes have begun to turn on each other, while the dwarves that rally under Bruenor are determined to destroy the orcs. Drizzt Do'Urden will have to learn to see the world in a different light if peace is to come to the Spine of the World.
A ranger and his apprentice are captured by a group of assassins who demand their help in overthrowing their leader and the ruler of the fortress of Sentinelspire, the Old Man of the Mountain. Although the ranger doesn't want to help, he discovers the Old Man's plans may involve the master druid who gave him a new life - and the destruction of all he now holds dear.
The first two Blood Angels novels, DEUS ENCARMINE and DEUS SANGUINIUS, in one volume. In this two-book sequence, battle-brothers Rafen and Arkio find themselves pitted against each other in a battle for the very soul of the Blood Angels Chapter.
The fate of Wisseland hangs in the balance under an mighty assult from an undead hoard. Their only chance of survival is to retrieve a lost artifact, the legendary Solland Runefang.
Over a decade and a half of imprisonment and abuse by her former masters has brought Cardassian sleeper agent Iliana Ghemor to the brink of madness. She is sustained only by her twisted belief that she is, in fact, the real Kira Nerys, and by her desire to take the place of Kira's other double, the malicious Intendent, Bajor's iron-fisted ruler in the alternate reality commonly known as the "Mirror Universe." But far more is unfolding in the Mirror Universe than Ghemor realizes.
Drizzt Do'Urden fought his way out of the monster-infested Underdark and carved a life for himself on the no less unforgiving surface world: an in-depth exploration of Drizzt, with full-color illustrations by renowned artist Todd Lockwood.
Woman abducted in the wintry rural Virginia ... grotesque remains turning up in snow banks ... a disgraced priest whose visions may be true or false ... a bizarre secret medical experiment. But the FBI closed down its X-Files investigations years ago...
Horus sends the Worldbearer space marines to the planet Calth, where they are to ambush the loyalist Ultramarines. In addition to the main fleet, Horus sends a new doomsday battleship for use againsy the Ultramarines home world of Ultramar. A small strike force travels space and the warp to delay or destroy the doomsday ship to save the Ultramarines.
Three more alternate Star Trek universes : THE CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT, A GUTTED WORLD and BRAVE NEW WORLD.
Humankind vs. a race of machines bent on harvesting organic life.
Captain Archer realizes that the bond between the signers of the Coalition charter is fragile and likely to snap if pushed. But he "knows" that the Romulans are hostile, and he believes they are the force behind cargo ship attacks. This is the story of the incident that ignited the Romulan War: the destruction of the merchant ship "Kobayashi Maru".
Allied with both the police department and the district attorney's office, the vigilante known as Batman continues to bring justice and hope to Gotham City. But one man dares to mock Batman's mission. A man with a twisted sense of humor. A man whose grotesque smile is reflected on the calling card he leaves at the scene of his crimes: The Joker.
A collection of all-new stories on the theme of planetary destruction.
Escaping from the slave pens of a Dark Knight mining camp was no easy feat, but what awaits Direfang, a former hobgoblin slave who has become the reluctant general of a growing goblin army, is every bit as perilous. Direfang is tested to his limits by once-friends and powerful foes as he undertakes a death march to the Qualinesti Forest.
Feared and reviled, the reclusive necrarch vampires lurk in their lairs, engrossed in mad experiments and dreams of depraved glory. When one of these foul creatures invades an Empire town and slaughters its inhabitants, its knight protector, the ageing hero Reinhardt Metzger, swears vengeance.
Novel tie-in to the all-new feature film and television series debut.
This omnibus edition collects the first three Darkblade novels THE DAEMON'S CURSE, BLOODSTORM and REAPER OF SOULS.
Jor-El's brother, Zor-El, leader of the fabled Argo City, joins the struggle to save the planet and to oppose the menace of the ruthless and cunning General Zod. But Zod avails himself of a golden opportunity to seize power when the android Brainiac captures the capital city of Kandor. As Zod's grip on the populace tightens and his power grows, he too is blind to all the signs that point to the death of the very civilization he is trying to rule.
A young boy is taken hostage in an act of domestic terrorism during a Presidential election. A nationwide hunt for the boy is launched - and the Wolverine is called in.
Icelin thought she had escaped the horrors of her past - until they come hunting her, forcing her to go to ground. But when her friends start paying for her mistakes, Icelin learns she must embrace the talents she fears, accept the past from which she runs, and confront those who threaten her future.
Nagash the Sorcerer tells the story of the rise of Nagash, a priest king whose quest for immortality damned Nehekhara and its people forever.
These are the voyages of the USS Da Vinci. Their mission: to solve the problems of the galaxy, one disaster at a time. Starfleet veteran Captain David Gold, along with his crack Starfleet Corps of Engineers team led by former Enterprise engineer Commander Sonya Gomez, travel throughout the Federation - and beyond - to fix the unfixable, repair the irreparable, and solve the unsolvable.
Jedi survivor Jax Pavan is pitted against newly anointed Darth Vader after the Order 66 massacre.
In a land ravaged by plague and swarming with mutants, a young woman and her companions become swept up in an epic battle to save the Empire from its most ferocious foes - the forces of Chaos.
A young group of friends stumble across a terrifying conspiracy that holds the heir to the Blackstaff, the defender of the city of Waterdeep, in terrible danger. These friends must search deep within themselves to become the heroes their city needs to save its champion from those who would see both brought low.
The Blood Angels begin a new effort to restore their Chapter to its full glory.
Nothing will stop the apocalyptic horror unleashed when Palpatine utters the chilling words: Execute Order 66. Translation: The Jedi have tried to stage a coup, and all must be shot on sight. With their faith in the Republic and their loyalty to their Jedi allies put to the ultimate test, how will the men of Omega and Delta squads react to the most infamous command in galactic history?
Hiro Nakamura possesses the remarkable power to control time. Smitten with a small-town beauty who falls prey to a serial killer, Hiro will change history to cancel her death. But what will changing the past do to the future? How could saving one cherished life affect millions of others? And what ultimate choice will Hiro make when the power of fate rests in his hands?