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.
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.
Maati, a poet who has been in hiding for years, defies tradition and begins training female poets. With Eiah, the emperor's daughter, helping him, he intends to create andat, to restore the world as it was before the war. But Vanjit, a woman haunted by her family's death in the war, creates a new andat that unleashes a power that cripples all she touches. As the prospect of peace dims under the lash of Vanjit's creation, Maati and Eiah try to end her reign of terror.
Enlisted by the Japan Buddhist Federation to catalogue a number of ancient shrines dotted across Nepal, archaeologist Annja Creed is honoured to help. Though local police soon become suspicious of Annja's presence, she is more concerned about the antiques smugglers and Maoist guerrillas trying to kill her. She treks high into the Himalayas to protect a sacred golden Buddha statue from falling into the hands of her pursuers. The place, she's told, is is cursed - and guarded by demons.
Her name is Eula, and she is young, silent, lethal, and part of a new trading convoy that is quick to invite Ryan Cawdor and his band on a journey across hostile terrain.
FBI profiler Jace Valchek has been ripped from her reality by David Cassius, the vampire head of the NSA. He needs her help in solving a series of gruesome murders of vampires and werewolves. David's world - one that also includes lycanthropes and golems - is one with little knowledge of mental illness. An insane serial killer is a threat the NSA has no experience with. But Jace does. Stranded in a reality where Bela Lugosi is a bigger box office draw than Bruce Willis and every full moon is Mardi Gras, Jace must now hunt down a fellow human before he brings the entire planet to the brink of madness. Or she may never see her own world again.
The small, motley band, led by a brave warrior and a visionary priest, has finally reached the land to the north. Despite the series of perils they've met and endured, they now approach the evil that has risen again, its dread power terrorizing and enslaving all who oppose it. Finally, the Wanderer, fated to face the ultimate test, will confront his destiny.
A princess is missing -- and typically a king would be willing to pay in gold for her return. Sword jockey Eddie LaCrosse is swept up in a web of mystery and deceit involving a brutally murdered royal heir, a queen accused of an unspeakable crime, and the tragic past he thought he'd left behind. Eddie must delve into the dark underbelly of society to uncover the answers he seeks.
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.
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. Recommended.
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.
As awareness of the Talent spreads, all of those Om'ray who are capable converge on the settlement at Sona. To prevent disruption of the Agreement and the destruction that it would unleash, the M'hiray agree to leave Cesri forever and try to establish their own haven within the Trade Pact World. But not everyone, it transpires, desires peace.
How do you tell Satan that you ran over his dog? Evangeline Hollis has no idea, and she doesn't want to find out. She'd rather forget the Infernal that nearly wiped out her training class and killed some of the best demonhunting Marks in the world. Living with the Mark of Cain - and the two sexy brothers who come with it - is trouble enough. Satan has put a bounty on Eve's head, and Hell's denizens are converging on Southern California. The Infernals are complicating Eve's hunts and creating chaos in her once orderly life. They've also brought her to the attention of an overzealous reverend who is certain that she is Jezebel reincarnate.
Brings together the work of some of the legendary minds behind the genre as well as new talents sure to take it to even greater heights.
Includes works from (among others) Stephen Baxter, Elizabeth Bear, Greg Egan, James Alan Gardner, Gwyneth Jones, Nancy Kress, Jay Lake, Paul McAuley, Ian McDonald, Maureen McHugh, Sarah Monette, Garth Nix, Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Mary Rosenblum, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Geoff Ryman, Karl Schroeder, and Michael Swanwick. Supplementing the stories are the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and a lengthy list of honourable mentions.
As a storm grips the coastal town of Edgeharbor, a series of horrible killings terrorizes the residents. A young policewoman and a mysterious stranger are all that stand between the tiny town and an ancient evil.
Preparing for the coming civil war, 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. They 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.
Now Konowa must cross storm-tossed seas to seek out the lost elves and the prophesied return of another Star somewhere in a desert wasteland roiling with mysterious power, infernos of swirling magic, and legends brought back to life in new and terrible ways. And the fate of every living creature will come to depend on a small band of ragged and desperate soldiers, whose very loyalty to the Empire they have sworn to serve is no longer certain.
Werefox Gloria Prewitt must reveal her greatest secret to have any hope of saving the people she loves.
Though Cayal longs for a final death, things in the world keep pulling him back. Such as Arkady Desean, an expert on the legends of the Tide Lords, who has discovered the truth about Cayal - and captured his heart. Yes, the Tide Lords will walk upon the earth once more and, with the power that surges through the cosmos, stand poised to wreak havoc on all that humans hold dear. Cayal will have to decide if he wants to go on living just a little longer and if he is willing to risk his fellow immortals' wrath in order to save the world.
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.
When a naked, amnesiac stranger is found outside a remote highland village, he is taken in by Kerin, a widow whose unconventional ways are tolerated because her son Damaru is 'skytouched' - he appears simple, but he is able to affect matter, and if he's found worthy, he will become a Consort of the skymothers, the Gods of this world. But as the stranger, Sais, recovers his memory, he also finds out the true nature of the world - and the unimaginable fate of the Consorts. It is a fate Kerin will do anything to stop her son sharing.
When Deborah gives birth a powerful demon called Balfri tries to possess the child. Guided by Benjamin Franklin, Proctor tracks the attack back to its source -- the powerful Covenant.
Sweden's Gustavus Adolphus has struck an alliance with Mike Stearns' West Virginians that is changing the course of the 30 Years War. The alliance has 20th century technology, but needs the materials to make machines. Their next challenge arises when Albanian exiles in Naples, plotting to recover lost Albanian turf, precipitate yet another crisis in the Balkans.
Dawn Madison reluctantly came to Los Angeles in search of her missing father and found instead a world of murder and the living dead she never imagined existed. When a new vampire attack lures Dawn deeper into their underground, her alliances in the sunlit world shift and she now has only herself to trust -- and her newfound skills as vampire slayer.
13 fantasy stories that take role-playing games and universes to a whole new level. Features stories by Greenwood, Nye, Hines, Farrell, Thomsen, Rabe, Rusch and more.
Sven Tveskoeg is back. Antisocial, antihero, anti-you-name-it, a one-man killing spree whose best friend is an intelligent handgun with a bad attitude and whose worst enemy is, well, just about everybody else. These are qualities that would doom a man to prison or worse in any decent society. Luckily, Sven doesn't live in a decent society.
Barely one day after fulfilling his second mission for King Vandemere as Royal Reporter of the land of Serendair, young Charles Magnus Ven Polypheme - known as Ven - is off on another adventure. To keep them safe from the wrath of the Thief Queen, whose rage at their escape from the Gated City knows no bounds, the king sends Ven and his friends on an important mission. Their journey takes them across a wondrous land filled with marvels - and danger. For the mission the king entrusts to Ven is a delicate one: to discover the cause of a dispute between two warring kingdoms - and the answer leads Ven straight into the lair of a very angry dragon.
Abandoned as a child, Tungdil the blacksmith labours contentedly in the land of Ionandar, the only dwarf in a kingdom of men, until he is sent out to deliver a message and reacquaint himself with his people. The young foundling finds himself thrust into a battle for which he has not been trained. Not only his own safety, but the life of every man, woman and child in Girdlegard depends upon his ability to embrace his heritage.
SEEKER'S MASK and TO RIDE A RATHORN in one volume.
Jane Yellowrock is the last of her kind -- a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who hunts vampires and can turn into any creature she desires. But now she is hired by Katherine Fontaneau, one of the oldest vampires in New Orleans and the madam of Katie's Ladies, to hunt a powerful rogue vampire who is killing other vamps.
Victorious against the ancient enemy, the Chin, the Mongols cast their eyes south -- toward Mesopotamia and India.
David Pierce has moved with his wife and daughter to accept a job with a newly reopened hydropower plant in Quebec. But the owners of the mysterious plant are hiding a deadly secret and David's little girl has begun to have terrifying premonitions of blood and death.
Though best friends at an elite academy for superheroes in training, Callie Bradford, code name Iridium, and Joannie Greene, code name Jet, are now mortal enemies. Jet is a by-the-book hero, using her Shadow power to protect the citizens of New Chicago. Iridium, with her mastery of light, runs the city's underworld. Now each learns of an evil scheme in which the other is key -- but the truth is not as simple as Black and White.
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.
Major David Valentine and his fugitive battalion are the remnants of an expeditionary force shattered in its long retreat from disaster in the Appalachians. Between a raging blizzard, bands of headhunters, and the need to recover wounded soldiers lost during the retreat, Valentine is in for the toughest winter of his life. And Valentine is losing allies fast. Some of the clans in the region have declared themselves in favour of the Kurians, throwing Kentucky into civil war. But the Kurian overlords have determined that the region isn't worth the effort of another conquest. Their order: extermination.
After the Earth was destroyed by ruthless machine intelligences known as the Cold Minds, the remnants of the human race sought refuge among the Hidden Worlds. Now, renegade pilot Linnea Kiaho and her fellow pilot Iain sen Paolo embark on a dangerous journey to Earth's solar system, where humans may have survived. But what they find is a secret so powerful it may save the Hidden Worlds - or shatter them forever.
A father-daughter weekend turns into a nightmare when Brenda's father is magically attacked before her eyes. Brenda soon learns that her ancestors once lived in a world of smoke and shadows, of magic and secrets. When that world's Emperor was overthrown, the Thirteen Orphans fled to our earth and hid their magic system in the game of mah-jong. Each Orphan represents an animal from the Chinese Zodiac. Brenda's father is the Rat. And her polished, former child-star aunt, Pearl - that eminent lady is the Tiger. Only a handful of Orphans remain to stand against their enemies. The Tiger, the Rooster, the Dog, the Rabbit . . . and Brenda Morris. Not quite the Rat, but not quite human either.
Demon hunter Maxine Kiss, inked with living tattoos, is on a mission to rescue the man she loves from a bloodthirsty army. To save him, Maxine has only one choice: to lose control -- and release her own powers of darkness.
Welcome to Victorian London, a city teetering on the edge of revolution. Airships soar in the skies, while ground trains rumble through the streets and clockwork automatons are programmed to carry out menial tasks in the offices of lawyers, policemen, and journalists. Queen Victoria is kept alive by a primitive life-support system, while her agents, Sir Maurice Newbury and his delectable assistant Miss Veronica Hobbes, do battle with enemies of the crown, physical and supernatural. This time Newbury and Hobbes are called to investigate the wreckage of a crashed airship and its missing automaton pilot, while attempting to solve a string of strangulations attributed to a mysterious glowing policeman, and dealing with a zombie plague that is ravaging the slums of the capital.
After the death of King Albekizan, Shandrazel and his allies struggle to keep the kingdom intact as the radical human prophet, Ragnar, gathers forces to launch a full scale rebellion against the dragons. When all out war erupts, the legendary dragon hunter Bitterwood must face his own personal demons and choose where his loyalty really lies.
Chief Terry Myell and Lieutenant Commander Jodenny Scott are in a mixed marriage. Enlisted and officer -- it's unnatural. They have been assigned to duty on planet Fortune. A group within Team Space is exploring the Wondjina Spheres because the spheres have shut down and Team Space think that Terry and Jodenny are a part of the key to make them work again. Terry and Jodenny will be tested to their limits and beyond.
Commander Jodenny Scott is seven months pregnant and trying to come to peace with her husband's death. When Myell reappears with tales of time travel, she's not sure what to believe. But with an invading army bearing down on Earth's last fleet of spaceships, there's not much time for debate. When the dust clears Jodenny is stranded in an Australia she never imagined, and Myell's more desperate than ever to rescue her - from aliens, from treachery, and from history itself.
Zar Boaz hatches a daring plan and calls for Percheron's strongest to make a pilgrimage into the desert, even as warships threaten the coast and the Goddess reaches the crest of her ascent.
After his adventures in New Ottosland, Gerald Dunwoody decides to go into secret training for the government. Unbeknownst to him, Princess Melissande is now living in Ottosland as well, and working undercover at Witches Incorporated. Their paths collide when they are hired by opposing clients to investigate a case of insider theft at a magical research and development firm. But when they join forces to expose the thief, Gerald and Melissande must face a growing threat: an old enemy's promise to claim retribution.
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.
A collection of stories, including two full length novels, from a writer noted for original ideas developed with a sardonic wit.
The original ORCS trilogy ended with Stryke and his band of Orcs finding the ancestral Orc home hidden in another dimension. Now we'll learn the story of their hectic adventures in the other dimensions as they attempt to find peace for their race and escape the ever-greedy, savage expansion of mankind.
Werewolf Marlowe Higgins kills someone every full moon. He deals with his affliction by attempting to target really bad people. He has finally settled down in a small town and his life has become tolerable when the serial killer known as the Rose Killer begins working in his county. Higgins intends to make the killer his next victim, but on the night of the full moon it all goes wrong.
A war is raging for Las Vegas -- one that catapults Joanna Archer into a new world hidden from mortal sight. Here lies the last hope for the Light. But the price of admission is a piece of her own soul.
A new fantasy series. Musketeers with dragons! Cardinal Richelieu rules France with a keen wit and a sharp eye - and when he needs it, with the help of a few trusty blades. His elite men are a formidable threat; their leader, Captain la Fargue, is renowned for his prowess - and for being dismissed from the guard in disgrace. But the threat to France is so great that no one but la Fargue, Richelieu's most dangerous agent, will be able to stop it.
Her boss is Vayl, born in Romania in 1744. He died there, too, at the hand of his vampire wife, Liliana -- but that's ancient history. For the moment Vayl works for the CIA doing what he does best - assassinating people. And Jaz Parks helps. You could say she's an assistant assassin. Their most recent assignment was to get close to a Miami plastic surgeon named Assan, discover his terrorist contacts, and then kill him. It seemed like an easy enough job...
The Chathrand, the greatest ship ever built, has been dispatched by the Emperor on a mission of peace, with 700 souls aboard - ambassador, spy master, sadistic captain and assassins included. But there is treachery afoot...
PI Harper Blaine is hired by a university research group that is attempting to create an artificial poltergeist. The head researcher suspects someone is faking the phenomena, but Harper's investigation reveals that the experiment has succeeded. Now Harper must determine if the murderer of one of the group's members is the ghost itself.
The Posleen invasion of Earth has been contained -- and now there are the Darhel to deal with. And they are about to experience a nasty revelation -- there are other universes, filled with truly ravenous occupants. They will need to beg the one man who hates them more than anything to lead their counterattack.
After eking out a meager existence in the nuclear wasteland of what used to be the Midwest, the Family is struggling for survival and must send three of their best warriors out into the world to find help.
Being a witch doesn't pay the bills, but Persephone Alcmedi gets by between reading Tarot cards, writing her syndicated newspaper column, and kenneling werewolves in the basement when the moon is full - even if witches aren't supposed to mingle with wolves. Then her werewolf friend Lorrie is murdered...and the high priestess of an important coven offers Seph big money to destroy the killer, a powerful vampire named Goliath Kline.
On the bayou's edge Officer Kara Gillian finds evidence that the Symbol Man -- a serial killer with the ability to inhabit multiple bodies -- is back. Her determination to crack the case is tempered only by her special understanding as a demon summoner. Is she the lead investigator -- or the reason that the killer is stalking the parish?
A year ago Lynn Romano and Kate Mossland stumbled through a gordath, a portal between our world and the war-torn society known as the Aeritan. Now a powerful Aeritan general has crossed through to Earth, and his obsession with Kate could tear both their worlds apart.
More than an anthology, METAtropolis is the brainchild of five of science fiction's hottest writers - Elizabeth Bear, Tobias Buckell, Jay Lake, Karl Schroeder and project editor John Scalzi - who combined their talents to build a new urban future, and then wrote their own stories in this collectively-constructed world.
The President of the US is lured away from his birthday celebration by an avatar of Marilyn Monroe and abducted into cyberspace under the control of a presence known as "The Voice". The Secret Service is frantic: if his consciousness does not return within 24 hours, it will become impossible to reunite it with his body.
Callay, only two years after the unhatching of President Neiland's plot to make it the captial of Tamusha, is now under siege.
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.
A collection of short stories, including a novella original to this volume.
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.
The definitive collection of Tolkien's five fairy tales in the vein of The Hobbit, largely overlooked because of their short lengths. This collection is fully illustrated by Alan Lee whose pencil drawings bring the stories to life.
A collection of stories.
Nine of today's hottest paranormal authors spin otherworldly tales featuring witches and dark magic. Includes a new Harry Dresden story from Jim Butcher. Charlaine Harris, Patricia Briggs and P. N. Elrod are among the contributors.
Werecat Faythe Sanders' Pride is under attack from all sides, her father's authority is in question, and her boyfriend is in exile. She needs to stay more alert than ever.
Empress Sharleyan faces the the great challenge of her life unaware of all that task truly entails...or of how the secrets the man who loves her cannot share may threaten all they have achieved between them...and her own life.
After Philip IV destroys the Order in France, William St. Clair takes the legendary Templar treasure and the surviving Templars to the island of Arran. After taking his men into battle one last time as Temple Knights, he leads them away in search of a fabled land beyond the Western Ocean.
Detective Inspector Chen and Zhu Irzh are given a major assignment to escort an emissary from Heaven on a diplomatic mission to Hell. Zhu tries to dodge his demonic family's overtures, but ends up embroiled in Hell's political intrigues. Chen and Zhu find themselves in the middle of a struggle much bigger than they can fully comprehend, and when the dust finally settles, neither heaven nor hell will be the same!
Monza wants revenge, and she's going to do everything she can to get it. Her brother is dead, and she plans to kill each of the seven men who murdered him. But to do that she needs help. Shivers, the Northman, Cosca, the mercenary, Frienly, the former inmate of a vicious prison - all hard men to do hard, bloody deeds. And where revenge is concerned, the harder and the bloodier the better. A stand-alone novel from the author of THE BLADE ITSELF.
A cabal of Sazi mass murderers is trying to extinguish the human race. Only one man might help Tony and the Sazi stop the cabal -- Ahmand, the leader of the snakes, with whom Tony has a deeper psychic connection than even his mate.
David Swift, a professor at Columbia University, is called to the hospital to comfort his mentor, a physicist who's been brutally tortured. Before dying, the old man wheezes "Einheitliche Feldtheorie." The Theory of Everything. The Destroyer of Worlds. Could this be Einstein's proposed Unified Theory - a set of equations that combines the physics of galaxies with the laws of atoms? Einstein never succeeded in discovering it. Or did he? Within hours of hearing his mentor's last words, David is running for his life. The FBI and a ruthless mercenary are vying to get their hands on the long-hidden theory. Teaming up with his old girlfriend, a brilliant Princeton scientist, David frantically works out Einstein's final theory to reveal the staggering scope of its consequences.
This collection of 25 innovative and mind-blowing stories includes contributions from such pioneering illuminaries as Stephen Baxter, Robert Reed, J. G. Ballard, Arthur C. Clarke, Alastair Reynolds, and Geoffrey Landis.
The Original Tribe's greatest assassin, the Broken Ghost, manipulates the rebel stronghold's technology after a secret attack, trapping the original Cerberus warriors in a matrix of unreality and altering protocols so that their doppelganger counterparts invade the redoubt unnoticed. As the Broken Ghost destabilizes Earth's greatest defense force from within, the true warriors struggle to regain a foothold back to the only reality that offers survival....
For centuries the woman calling herself Maliha Crayne has lived a second life -- as an assassin for the malevolent creature who owns her soul. But now she has discovered a way to nullify the demonic pact that chains her: if she saves a life for every one she's taken, she will be free. But she cannot fail.
When Basil the dragon discovers a terrible threat to his world and the wizard Merlin, he begins an epic journey from the Great Tree of Avalon to the outermost edge of the spirit realm to save Merlin - and finds a future as great as his heart.
Three centuries have passed since Rome fell, as The Prophecy foretold. Now The Prophecy's scroll is in the hands of a young girl, the last surviving member of the family who received The Prophecy. She lives in tranquility, disguisd as a boy among the monks on the isle of Lindisfarne-until the Vikings come, deliberately destroying the final copies of the scroll. But it remains in her memory, and when William of Normandy, who history will call the Conqueror, rises to power, once more the fate of the land rests on actions inspired by those age-old words. But as time passes, memory of The Prophecy dims - and the veiled girl struggles to understand her heritage before all knowledge of the future will be lost to the past.
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.
One day, without waarning, Jasmyn's husband died of an aneurism. Jasmyn is wrapped up in her grief, but even through the haze of misery she begins to notice strange events. Eventually Jasmyn begins to explore the mysteries that have sprung up after her husband's death, and follows the trail back into the events of his life. But the mysteries are deeper than Jasmyn expects, and they're leading her in unexpected directions - into fairytales filled with swans, castles and bones; into a tale of a murder by a lake and a vicious battle between brothers; into a story of a lost past and a stolen love.
The world of Harmony and its colonies has isolated itself from the rest of the universe. But the ever-increasing attacks by the alien Marillon Empire on the human-based Confederate Star System fleet mean that the Harmonic Empire cannot be left alone. For if the CSS cannot win an alliance with Harmony, the Marils will surely find a way to invade the planet and seize control of the unique and invaluable metal, which only the Harmonites can produce. Harmony's one hope, to stabilize its society and deal with the outside world, is the young woman who has become its High Priestess.
The world of Harmony, along with its close-knit colony planets, has been isolated from the rest of the universe for many generations. Now, Harmonyís High Priestess Sissy and Confederated Star System Agent Jake have traveled to space station Labyrinthe VII, otherwise known as The First Contact Cafe, where they hope to establish diplomatic relations between the Harmonic Empire and the wider universe. But when an alien ship crashes into the Harmony Diplomatic Wing of Labyrinthe VII, the precarious balance Sissy and Jake have established begins to dissolve.
With anonymous death threats piling up and her enemy closing in, exorcist Morgan Kinsley stands to lose everything she holds dear: her reputation, her boyfriend, her freedom -- maybe even her life.
Earth is heading for nuclear war and Stoner, the star voyager infected with alien nanotechnology, wants to save the planet. But first he must save himself from the zealots who want to destroy him and the message he brings from the stars.
Back in print with a newly restored chapter. It's been five years since the lights went out, cars stopped in the streets, and magical creatures began roaming Earth. Pete Garey survived the Change, trusting no one but himself until the day he met Ariel - a unicorn who brought new meaning and adventure to his life.
Mated to werewolf Charles Cornick, the son and enforcer of the leader of the North American werewolves, Anna Latham knows how dangerous being a werewolf is, especially when a werewolf who opposes Charles and his father is struck down. Charles's reputation makes him the prime suspect and the penalty for the crime is execution. Anna and Charles must combine their talents to hunt down the real killer or Charles will take the fall.
For Karigan G'ladheon, the call of magic in her blood is too strong to resist. Karigan returns to the Green Riders, the magical messengers of the king, to find she's badly needed. Rider magic has become unstable, many Riders have been lost, and the Rider corps is seriously threatened. The timing couldn't be worse. An ancient evil, long dormant, has reawakened, and the world is in peril.
Sent by Ben and his beloved sylph bride, Willow, to an exclusive girls' prep school, headstrong (and half-magical) Mistaya Holiday's rebellious antics get her indefinitely suspended. Back home in Landover, Mistaya's frustrated father declares her grounded until she successfully refurbishes the long-forsaken royal library. Mistaya decides that the only way to run her own life is to run away from home. So begins an eventful odyssey peppered with a formidable dragon, recalcitrant gnomes, an inscrutable magic cat, a handsome librarian, a sinister sorcerer, and more than a few narrow escapes.
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.
Out of a polluted mire emerges a self-organized neural net, drifting in the water: the Watermind. It can freeze, boil, condense, and move - seemingly at will. CJ Reilly discovers it while working as a labourer in Devil's Swamp near Baton Rouge, cleaning up a small pollution spill. She's more interested in investigating it than containing it, but when it kills someone and escapes into the Mississippi, there's no longer any question that it must be destroyed before it reaches the ocean.
A new story, in graphic novel form. Harry Dresden is investigating a brutal mauling at the Lincoln Park Zoo that has left a security guard dead and many questions unanswered. He senses that there's more to this case than a simple animal attack, and as he searches for clues, he soon finds himself next on the victim list, and being hunted by creatures that won't leave much more than a stain if they catch him.
Weather Warden Joanne Baldwin and her new husband, the Djinn David, are running from a malevolent hurricane bent on destroying her. Joined by an army of fellow Wardens and Djinn onboard a hijacked luxury liner, Joanne has lured the storm into furious pursuit. But even their combined magic may not be enough to stop it - nor the power mad ex-Weather Warden controlling it.
Vidar is a man tormented - by a lost memory and a vampiric jewel that demands the life energy of others. Now, with a killer loose within his home city, Vidar must solve a three thousand year old religious mystery to unlock the terrifying secrets of his own past.
Jack Churchill has returned to the modern world to find it in the grip of a terrible, dark force: to shatter the spell he must find two people among the world's billions. Ancient powers stir as the old gods return to stake their claims.
A mathematician who produces a short proof of Fermat's Last Theorem draws the attention of shadowy government organizations. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to anyone on Earth, an alien fleet is approaching the planet at a significant percentage of the speed of light. Their mission: to exterminate the dangerous species of primates known as homo sapiens.
Owen Pitt, accountant. Felled a werewolf with no silver bullets. Took on seven master vamps while locked in a ship's hold. Feeling lucky, zombie boy? You shouldn't be.
Being an undercover agent has its hazards, but Laura Blackstone makes it look easy. As a spy for a fey intelligence agency, she uses her magical abilities to create disguises that are skin deep-glamours that must never be compromised. When Laura's worlds collide she will have more to worry about than retiring an identity; she may lose her life.
Covers stories from 1952-53.
In the darkness of war and destruction forces gather to reclaim the peace. The Guardians who are loyal to justice seek a key to end the devastating reign of one of their own. The eagle reeves who have been the only law enforcers of the Hundred struggle to reorganize themselves after a massacre has decimated their numbers. As the forces give hope to those who would live in peace a terrible danger looms: a traitor with Imperial ambitions.
Dragon Gryffyth Pendragon comes back from the battlefront to find his little British village is facing a plague of vampire spies set on delivering it to the Third Reich. But there are more allies hidden in the village than Gryffyth suspects.
Riven by intellectual and social decay, both the Islamic Republic and the Belt are at the brink of collapse. Rakkim Epps, the genetically enhanced shadow warrior, can reunite them - but his archenemy, the Old One, the sly, immensely rich Muslim fanatic is dying and unhappily knows it. His solution is to reunite the Islamic Republic and the Bible Belt "his" way, and his plan involves his voluptuous but deadly daughter, Baby, and none other than Rakkim himself.
New stories set in the modern town of Grantville transplanted back to war-torn 17th century Europe.
THE TIDE OF VICTORY and THE DANCE OF TIME in one omnibus volume.
In 1349 a small German town disappeared, a fact that intrigues Tom, a contemporary historian, and his theoretical physicist girlfriend Sharon. Their destiny becomes intertwined with Father Deitrich, village priest of the town as the Black Death is gathering strength across Europe. He is an educated man and to his astonishment becomes the first contact between humanity and an alien race from a distant star when their interstellar ship crashes in the nearby forest. Recommended.
Half-vampire Cat Crawfield's hopes for a perfect Paris holiday with her undead lover Bones are dashed when she begins to have visions of a vampire Gregor, more powerful than Bones, who is determined to have her.
Non-FSF thriller. Alex, a struggling artist living in the US midwest, has turned 27, inherited a huge expanse of land, and saved the life of a beautiful woman. But something about all this has made him -- and everyone he loves -- into a target.
Lieutenant Sven Tveskoeg and his band of the baddest military enforcers in the universe continue their high-tech and violent struggle against an evil empire.
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."
When her uncle Eric is murdered, Jayne Heller travels to Denver to settle his estate, only to learn that it's all hers. And along with properties across the world and an inexhaustible fortune, Eric left her a legacy of a different kind: his unfinished business with a cabal of wizards known as the Invisible College, who sees Eric's heir as a threat to be eliminated by any means - magical or mundane.
A weapon of the Old Ones, from the time of the First Sun, has been found in a region of space. It must be investigated, then tamed or destroyed to keep it from the hands of opposing powers. Gretchen Anderssen, freelance archeologist and specialist in First Sun artifacts, has been hired by her old mentor Green Hummingbird, agent of the Mirror Service, to join him in the study. They will be joined by old friends, and some old enemies as well.
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?"
Johannes Cabal has never pretended to be a hero of any kind. There is, after all, little heroic about robbing graves, stealing occult volumes, and being on nodding terms with demons. His purpose, however, is noble. His researches are all directed to raising the dead. Not as monstrosities but as people, just as they were when they lived: physically, mentally, and spiritually.
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.
James Stark spent eleven years in Hell as a hitman before finally escaping, only to land back in the hell-on-earth that is Los Angeles. Now he's back, and ready for revenge. And absolution, and maybe even love. But when his first stop saddles him with an abusive talking head, Stark discovers that the road to absolution and revenge is much longer than you'd expect, and both Heaven and Hell have their own ideas for his future.
The vampire population at Waterloo High continues to grow. Beth Frasier realizes that she is on the frontline of saving not only the school, but her hometown. She has to find the head vampire and kill him quickly. When her classmates turn to the dark side, Beth does not know who to trust or who to kill.
Fang Kattalakis is not just a wolf, he is the brother of the most powerful Omegrion: the ruling council that enforces the laws of the Were-hunters. War erupts among the lycanthropes and sides must be chosen. The woman Fang loves is accused of betraying her people and Fang must break the law of his people and the faith of his brothers in order to save her.
As a devastating hurricane approaches New Orleans, the only hope rests with Victor's first, failed attempt to build the perfect human. He and Deucalion's centuries-old history is fated to end in the ultimate confrontation between a damned creature and his mad creator, but first they must face a monstrosity not even Victor's malignant mind could have conceived.
Forces struggle to control the succession to Edward VI. Northumberland wants neither Mary nor Elizabeth, but the evil elf-lord Vidal Dhu (a name omitted from many of our texts) succeeds in making Mary Queen. To make sure that Elizabeth would never reign, Mary orders her to marry and bear a child to be the Catholic heir. And Vidal Dhu, determined to subdue all of Britain, has some very special plans of his own for that child.
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.
Brenda Morris has barely time to become accustomed to the idea that she has some of the powers of the Rat, a member of the Chinese Zodiac and that her elderly aunt Pearl, is the Dragon. Brenda learns that her ancestors came from a magical place, the Lands of Smoke and Sacrifice, created during the time of the first emperor. Now generations later, the Lands are once again at war and the magics of the Thirteen Orphans are needed. The Orphans have to build the Nine Gates; but first they must save the Four Guardians of the Land Between.
An alternate history of the world where the Egyptian gods have defeated all others and have carved up the planet between themselves. Only a band of Freedom Fighters and their enigmatic leader can free the Earth from their divine tyranny.
Thief and con man Locke Lamora must live with the past in order to survive the day - the Bonds Magi who he crossed in THE LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA are out to exact revenge, and Locke must also counter his first love: a woman who needs him dead. A heady mix of high adventure and low subterfuge, and dark magic.
Sophie Garou's life gets a little more hairy when her long-estranged father, Luc, arrives in Austin to attend the werewolves' annual Howl and reconnect with his daughter. But Luc's plans fall apart after he's accused of murder and arrested by his archrival, Wolfgang, leader of the Houston pack (and one notoriously dirty dog). Determined to prove Luc's innocence, Sophie and her friends set out to find the real killer.
Unpredictable, intelligent, and terrifyingly ruthless, Corey's stalker will settle for nothing less than complete submission. He'll stop at nothing, and sacrifice anyone, to get what he wants. There's no point in running or hiding, and no chance that Corey and his family will escape unscathed.
Eugenie Markham, shaman for hire to banish creatures from the Otherworld, has become queen of the Thorn Land. Now young girls are disappearing from the Otherworld and Eugenie must venture deep into that perilous realm and trust in an unpredictable power she can barely control.
Asher's son Rafel has inherited his father's talents, but has been forbidden to use them. Many died in the last Mage War and these abilities aren't to be loosed lightly into the world. But when Asher's last desperate attempt to repair the damage leaves him on his deathbed, Rafel's powers may not be denied, for his countrymen are facing famine, devastation, and a rift in the very fabric of their land.
MacKayla Lane explores the limits of her mysterious powers as she enters a world of ancient sorcery in Fae-infested Dublin -- and confronts an enemy more insidious than she could ever have imagined.
Shield Lee Mallorough and her Source Shintaro Karish have returned to High Scape. It's bad enough the townspeople are robbing tombs for ashes to use in ritualistic magic. It gets worse when they start to murder the living for their remains.
Three complete novels featuring the mysterious masked crime fighter known as "The Spider," hunted by the New York underworld and the police alike: SPIDER AND THE FACELESS ONE, THE COUNCIL OF EVIL and THE CITY DESTROYER.
The symptoms have been studied, the diagnosis is confirmed, the prognosis is bleak. The universe will cease to exist in just 12 hours - 12 hours during which time all of the loose ends must be tied up, all of the Big Questions answered, and all of the Ultimate Truths revealed. It promises to be a somewhat hectic half-day, during which a Brentford shopkeeper will complete a sitting room for God, a Chiswick woman will uncover the Metaphenomena of the Multiverse, an aging supervillain will put the finishing touches to his plans for transdimensional domination, serious trouble will break out at the New Messiah's Convention in Acton, and a Far-Fetched Fiction author will receive Divine Enlightenment. Will the universe end with a bang or a whimper - or something else entirely, possibly involving a time-traveling Elvis Presley with a sprout in his head?
Jaz Parks has enough trouble in her personal life. What she doesn't need is more trouble with her vampire boss and another mission. This time she has to retrieve a vital piece of biotechnology by killing the maniac who stole it: an ancient Chinese vampire. Their cover in this mission: professional entertainers at the Corpus Christi Winter Festival. The crew's all here: a psychic, a techno-wizard, a singing vampire, a juggling PI, and Jaz - who is going to bellydance. It's quite possibly going to be the end of the world as we know it.
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.
P.I. Harper Blaine tries to learn why she - as opposed to others with near-death experiences - became a Greywalker. When she digs into her own past, she unearths some unpleasant truths about her father's early death as well as a mysterious puzzle. Forced by some very demanding vampires to take on an investigation in London, she soon discovers her present troubles in England are entangled with her dark past back in Seattle - and her ultimate destiny as a Greywalker.
After the Quantum Bomb of 2015 the dimensions have been fused. Special Agent Lila Black must deal with all the elves, demons, ghosts and elementals that are taking advantage of this opening into our world.
Kaylin, now a member of the elite Hawk force that protects the City of Elantra, is keeping silent about the shameful things she's done to stay alive on the mean streets she's escaped. But when the city's oracles warn of brewing unrest in the outer fiefdoms, a mysterious visitor from Kaylin's past casts her under a cloud of suspicion.
When police ask Jill Kismet to look into a "suicide", she finds herself descending through a labyrinth of deception, drugs, murder, and all-too-human corruption. The cops are her allies -- except for the ones who want her dead. And the hellbred are her targets -- except for the ones who might know what's going on. Her city is in danger, time is running out, and each lead only draws her in deeper.
The vast new road network of Honce had brought great optimism to the people of the land -- until its promise became a nightmare as two powerful lairds fought for supremacy over the hoped-for united kingdom. Bransen Garibond, the Highwayman, had believed that whichever side won, the outcome for the people of Honce would be the same. A journey north, however, taught Bransen that his views were simplistic at best, and that some things - like honour and friendship - might truly matter. Bransen's path is fraught with confusion and fraud, and a purposeful blurring of morality by those who would seek to use the Highwayman's extraordinary battle skills and popularity among the commonfolk for their own ends.
In an ocean of weightless air where sunlight has never been seen, the running lights of the city of Pacquaea glitter in the dark. Leal Hieronyma Maspeth, history tutor and dreamer, lives and dreams of love among the gaslit streets and cafes. Somewhere in the abyss of wind and cloud, a great voice has begun speaking. Only Leal has the courage to try and understand the message thundering from the distance.
After being disgraced and wrongly imprisoned, special military operative Jake Hatcher finds himself standing watch against an unimaginable threat to humanity. For he's about to discover that the streets of New York City have become a secret battleground between forces he cannot comprehend.
Plagued by guilt for failing to protect her king, Rider Wren has fled the city of Gilengaria and given herself the penance of a life of wandering, helping strangers in need. But when chance brings her to the great estate known as Fortune, Wren will find her fate, and finally confront the ghosts of her past.
Evred has ordered Inda to take over the strait and repel the enemy Venn, but former pirate Inda knows that taking over the strait is a very bad idea. He thus has a choice between obeying his liege -- or committing treason.
Avery Cates is a wanted man. After surviving the worst bioengineered disaster in history, Cates finds himself incarcerated - in Chengara Penitentiary. As Chengara has a survival rate of exactly zero, the system's most famous gunner must do some serious plotting. And a betrayal or so later, he achieves his goal. At a price. All he has to do now is defeat some new personal demons, forge some unlikely alliances, and figure out why the people he's killed lately just won't stay dead.
With her partner out of town, her family abroad, and her mentor estranged, newly-turned vampire Anna Strong is keeping a low profile. But now young vampires are turning up dead, completely drained of their life force. And though Anna wants to say no when Williams, her former teacher and now leader of a supernatural enforcement squad, asks for her help, she can't. But soon she'll wish she did.
An omnibus edition of DRAGONS OF THE CUYAHOGA and THE DWARVES OF WHISKEY ISLAND, starring Kline Maxwell, a political reporter in Cleveland who is discovering that politics, crime, and life in Cleveland are different from anywhere else in the US, thanks to a portal that opened in town twelve years ago. Now Cleveland is full of dwarves, elves, dragons, and zombies - and it's up to Maxwell to make sure he stays alive long enough to cover the action.
The stolen Shadow Box has gone to the marsh-town of Jerez, and Archaeos goes there to retrieve it, driven by the the ghosts of the Darakyon. He only has days before it is lost to him forever -- but the lake creatures, secret police and renegade magicians of Jerez contend with him and with one another to take possession.
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.
The official Tolkien diary for 2010 features fifteen landscape paintings by Ted Nasmith.
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 is over, but their problems are just beginning.
Genetically engineered interstellar surgeon Dr. Cherijo Torin, her husband Duncan Reever, and a handpicked crew journey to the planet oKia to locate a strange black mineral that is the source of an intergalactic epidemic. When a crew member becomes infected, his body slowly begins to crystalize. As Cherijo races to save him, mercenaries arrive in the oKia system, wanting Cherijo's genes - and her near immortality. It will take all of her abilities to elude the mercenaries and discover the black crystal's secrets before it's too late.
A group of Aetherials, Fair Folk, lead by Aberon Fox live among us and are indistinguishable from humans. Every seven years, Lawrence Wilder, the Gatekeeper, throws open all gates to the Other World; however, this time something has gone wrong. Wilder has sealed the gates and the Aetherials are outraged. Rose Fox and Sam Wilder are drawn to the lands beyond
The new Wizard Lord has now changed the playing field by neutralizing all magic in his domain (both his own and that of the Chosen) and has successfully killed and/or blocked his adversaries and their challenges to his omnipotence. Sword (now on the run) must work alone to restore order to their fair land and unravel the mystery of the Ninth Talisman - which might be the salvation or downfall of all that is good in their well ordered land.
In the grim territories of the shadow line that trembles at the very end of life, these are badlands of horrifying dreams and demons where a black market in unspeakable goods takes place. A race is on to unearth the secrets of the soul... secrets woven into the fabric of death itself.
Followup to BLOODLINE. Jack's pursuit of a legendary Japanese katana is impeded by the numerous other parties with the same goal. His usual method is to maneuver all sides into a bloody melee from which he will waltz away with the prize. Of course, when things don't go as planned, Jack must improvise -- and he hates to improvise.
Frey is the captain of the Ketty Jay. An inveterate womaniser and rogye, he and his gang make a living on the wrong side of the law, running contraband, robbing airships and generally making a nuisance of themselves, So an easy heist and a fast buck sound great until the heist goes wrong and the freighter explodes. Suddenly Frey is Public Enemy Number One, and the Coalition Navy's on his tail. But Frey knows that freighter was rigged to blow, and Frey was framed to take the fall. To prove it he has to catch the real culprit. It's going to take all his criminal talents to prove he's not the criminal they think he is.
In the Erasmus System, a sprawling realm of slavery, smugglers, spies - and constant, creeping decrepitude - everyone who is not part of the ruling Four Families is a slave of one kind or another. Earth's Guardians send ex-Field Commander Terese Drajeske to Erasmus, ostensibly to investigate the murder of her colleague - and friend - Bianca Fayette. At first blush, the death defies explanation: Bianca was immortal. But beneath that single murder lies a twisted foundation of deceptions.
An evil usurper has overthrown the true king and enslaved an empire. And now even a peaceful mountain enclave of seers is no refuge. It's up to one young bard to find a prince and re-forge an ancient instrument.
When her longtime friend claims to have evidence of Bigfoot's existence, archeologist Annja Creed cannot resist checking it out for herself. The search for the Sasquatch turns into a rescue mission and Annja has only her instincts to guide her in a forest full of predators, scavengers and spirits.
Despite the author's protestations to the contrary, and despite the strange, almost mystical absence from the narrative of a talking squid, this is a science fiction novel. Consider this: Adam One's predictions are fulfilled: a natural disaster wipes out most human life. Two women have been spared: Ren, a young trapeze-dancer, locked inside a high-end sex club, and Toby -a devotee of Adam One who is barricaded inside a luxurious spa. Have others survived? And though our beloved squid answereth not, surely it will be still listening -- how could it not?
Across the flat plains of the Dakotas, an iron horse shrieks and rumbles across refurbished tracks. Inside the boxcars Ryan Cawdor and his companions face trouble like never before. Jak is missing, Krysty is dying, and the train is loaded with sec men, whitecoats and the horrifying experiment of a baron whose aim it is to control every living soul in Deathlands.
The Philosopher is a torturer, and proud of it. AC is a dealer who became a trader who became a hedge fund manager. Madame d'Ortolan seems to control nearly everything, while Mrs. Mulverhill the younger hopes to frustrate her. Mr. Oh is a reluctant assassin, amongst many other things, and the person in the hospital bed is not entirely sure who he is, or where, or even when. What all of these characters have in common is the Concern: an organization committed to protecting the world from itself.
It all began with Ragnarok, with the Children of the Light and the Tarnished ones battling to the death in the ice and the dark. At the end of the long battle, one Valkyrie survived, wounded, and one valraven - the steeds of the valkyrie. Because they lived, Valdyrgard was not wholly destroyed. Because the valraven was transformed in the last miracle offered to a Child of the Light, Valdyrgard was changed to a world where magic and technology worked hand in hand. 2500 years later, Muire is in the last city on the dying planet, where the Technomancer rules what's left of humanity. She's caught sight of someone she has not seen since the Last Battle: Mingan the Wolf is hunting in her city.
Eddie LaCrosse, freelance sword jockey is on his way home when his horse nearly runs down a half naked blonde in serious trouble. He promises to protect the blonde and is waylaid by unknown assailants and left for dead beside her mutilated body. Eddie's quest for payback leads him to a tangled mystery involving a notorious crime lord, royal scandals, a backwoods dragon cult, and a femme fatale who has trouble keeping her clothes on.
Series conclusion. As the ancient prophecies fall into place, the final battle rages. Jack Churchill must lead the Brothers and Sisters of Dragons and an army of gods in a last, desperate assault on the Fortress of the Enemy, confronting the Burning Man.
The third omnibus in the Black Company series including the novels from the Glittering Stone sequence: BLEAK SEASONS and SHE IS THE DARKNESS.
Technology died first. Now all is unraveling and consuming human life with it. A ragtag group of survivors, smugglers, soldiers, a sheriff, and a beautiful stargazer fight to keep Link de Nova alive. He has the power to heal machines. But what can he do for humankind? A bestseller in France, now translated, from the author of COSMOS INCORPORATED.
Symir, the Drowning City, is home to exiles and expatriates, pirates and smugglers -- and violent revolutionaries who will stop at nothing to overthrow the corrupt Imperial government. For Isyllt Iskaldur, necromancer and spy, the brewing revolution is a chance to prove herself to her crown. All she has to do is find and finance the revolutionaries, and help topple the palaces of Symir.
A collection of 9 stories.
Vampire P.I. Jack Fleming is playing babysitter to Gabriel 'Whitey' Kroun, a dangerously unstable mobster-and newly-created vampire-with deadly secrets to hide. As Jack tries to unravel the mystery surrounding Krounís undead state, he gets caught between his charge's violent outbursts and some syndicate torpedoes looking to rub them both out, leaving him vulnerable to an even deadlier threat-the return of an old enemy desperate to unlock the secrets of Jack's vampire immortality.
Three novellas of the Malazan universe: BLOOD FOLLOWS, LEES OF LAUGHTER'S END and HEALTHY DEAD are featured in this omnibus.
Captain Boylan and his crew have been given the straightforward task of delivering four scientists - two men, one woman, and one thranx - to the planet Quofum, setting up camp while the experts investigate flora and fauna, then ferrying them safely home. But Quofum is full of surprises, with a biodiversity so extreme that reason cannot provide an explanation for it. And soon other questions emerge, such as "Which of us here is the murderer?" and "Hey! Where's our spacecraft?".
1778: Jamie and Claire know that the Americans will win, unlikely though that seems at the moment, but all else -- including the final price of victory -- is mystery.
Nick Lupo, the werewolf/cop of WOLF'S TRAP, is back to track a bloodthirsty werewolf who is terrorizing his town.
Orivon Firefist has successfully returned to the surface world home that he thought only existed in his most distant dreams. But the score is far from settled. Years of oppression and new revelations of the dark deeds of his former captors only fuel his forge of rage. And the fact that their evil still permeates the underworld only intensifies his desire for a dark vengeance.
Maya, the Harlequin pledged to protect Gabriel with her life, will face a situation from which there is no escape. The Brethren's Nathan Boone will face Michael, a man gone over the edge for power. And Hollis, living in grief and becoming a Harlequin himself, must decide whether to stay with Gabriel as he embarks on a journey that may lead to his own death.
Paul has walked off into the sand, blind, and is presumed dead. Jessica and Gurney are on Caladan; Alia is trying to hold the Imperial government together with Duncan; Mohaim is dead at the hands of Stilgar; Irulan remains imprisoned. Paul's former friend, Bronso of Ix, now seems to be leading the opposition against the House of Atreides.
The albino beauty who has come to Victorian London's Athens Academy will learn not only to deal with the ghosts that she can see, but her own part in the puzzling prophecy that threatens the world.
Sequel to MYTHAGO WOOD. Steven and the mythago Guiwenneth live with their children in the ruins of a Roman villa close to a haunted Iron Age fortress. Life is peaceful, idyllic -- and it cannot last.
Chris Popham's new SatNav performed perfectly -- and so he wasn't quite paying attention when instead of saying "Turn at the next right", it said "Excuse me". Sometimes a SatNav isn't a SatNav. Sometimes it's an imprisoned soul trapped inside a metal box that will do anything it can to get free. And some products you just can't return.
Four brand-new ghost stories from Brian Lumley, Orson Scott Card, Marvin Kaye and Tanith Lee.
It's easy to feel like hell when your life's overrun by teenagers, toddlers, and terror. Just ask housewife and demon hunter Kate Conner. When the High Demon Goramesh returns to San Diablo with a full-blown army of the undead, it's up to Kate to save the world. Good thing she can multi-task.
Someone, or something, is setting fire to the homes of the city's most infamous non-humans, racking up a body count that grows by the day. And strange, otherworldly creatures no one has seen before - selkies trolls and harpies - are causing chaos throughout the city. Racing to stop the carnage, Luna turns to sexy federal agent Will Fagin for help.
Harrier Gillain, Tiercel Rolfort, and Shaiara are their world's main defense against the evil called up by the rogue Wild Mage, Bisochim. Bisochim's conviction that he was restoring the balance was shattered the moment Ahairan took her first Breath. Now Bisochim joins forces with Harrier and Tiercel and the three mages search desperately for a way to destroy Ahairan as she sends her magical forces against the desert nomads under their protection.
Her mother is a renowned Terran scholar and her father is some kind of interstellar aristocrat in hiding. She still feels like a socially challenged misfit -- and she's about to get a 'Danger to Society' judgment against her to prove it. What she really doesn't want to to at the moment is to save the galaxy -- even if it turns out her misfit qualities are exactly what's needed.
An artificial lifeform escapes from the laboratory into the internet. No conventional defense against malware can compete and as the disasters multiply, computer scientist Doug Carey knows that unconventional measures may be civilization's last hope.
Keira Kelly is a member of a powerful paranormal family who elected to stay among humans in the Texas Hill Country when the rest of the clan moved to Canada. But family duty means still having to keep an eye on cousin Marty - a genetic aberration who turned out 100% human, poor guy. And recently Keira's been having violent dreams - or are they visions? - featuring Marty as the victim of a vicious murder. Something sinister seems to be brewing in little Rio Seco.
Steve Nye's quiet life takes an unexpected turn when he receives a call from his mother. His father attacked her and has been committed to an asylum. The doctor says he's suffering from dementia. But Steve's father seems so calm, clear-eyed, and lucid when he whispers, "I killed her". Is it simply a symptom of his father's delusion and madness? If only Steve were so lucky...
Ten original stories explore the controversy of intelligent design. Rusch, Rabe, Nye, McCay, Wurts, Smith, Resnick and more.
A collection of nine short stories, fairy tales with erotic twists that feature humans stumbling across the paranormal worlds of fairies, werewolves, and monsters.
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.
Mercenary Partners Dhulyn Wolfshead and Parno Lionsmane have returned to their Mercenary House to clear themselves of accusations of kidnapping and murder. But before they can resolve these charges, old friends are taken hostage by the Long Ocean Nomads, and they are forced to come to the rescue. And as they set sail, Dhulyn is convinced they are journeying to Parno's death, which she has foreseen in numerous visions of a drowning at sea.
October "Toby" Daye, a changeling who is half human and half fae, has been an outsider from birth. After getting burned by both sides of her heritage, Toby has denied the Faerie world, retreating to a "normal" life. The murder of Countess Evening Winterrose pulls Toby back into the fae world. Unable to resist Evening's dying curse, which binds her to investigate, Toby must resume her former position as knight errant and renew old alliances. As she steps back into fae society, dealing with a cast of characters not entirely good or evil, she realizes that more than her own life will be forfeited if she cannot find Evening's killer.
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.
CHANGE OF COMMAND and AGAINST THE ODDS in one omnibus volume.
Joanne Walker has come to terms with her shamanic powers, her job as a police detective has been relatively calm, and she has a love life for the first time in memory. Not bad for a woman who started the year mostly dead. With her mentor Coyote still missing, she has to figure out how to break the spell that let the ghosts, zombies, and the Wild Hunt come back on Halloween. Unfortunately she has no handbook explaining how to deal with the walking dead.
Hoping for a better life, five war veterans colonize an abandoned island. They take with them everything they could possibly need - food, clothes, tools, weapons, even wives. But an unanticipated discovery shatters their dream and replaces it with a very different one. The colonists feel sure that their friendship will keep them together. Only then do they begin to realize that they've brought with them rather more than they bargained for. For one of them, it seems, has been hiding a terrible secret from the rest of the company. And when the truth begins to emerge, it soon becomes clear that the war is far from over.
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.
FBI Special Agent Heather Wallace now knows the extent of the Bureau corruption that surrounds her, but worries she is losing the battle. And when Dante Baptiste - begotten son of the fallen angel Lucien - and his band Inferno come to Seattle on tour, Heather can't help but be drawn back to the beautiful, dangerous nightkind. But what Heather and Dante don't know is that new enemies lurk in the shadows, closer than they think...and even deadlier than they fear.
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
CIA operative Jaz Parks and her vampire assassin boss Vayl must ferret out a mole concealed in their unit. To add to their problems, they are being harried by a pack of reavers bent on revenge, and targeted by a Seer who wants to share Vayl's power - at any cost.
Prejudice against the Renshai is growing rapidly, fueled by their old enemies in the Northlands, who have convinced a faction in Erythane that the Renshai lands were stolen from them, forcing the King to banish the Renshai from the Westlands. Shunned by Westerners and hunted by Northmen, the Renshai will face many trials before rallying together against a common enemy determined to destroy them once and for all.
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.
After the events of VERY BAD DEATHS Russell was visited by his estranged son, Jesse, a PR exec from New York, still angry over his father's role in his mother's death. And, to their dismay, Nika and Russell learn that agreeing to help Zudie conceal the fact that he can read minds involves committing to help him hide from the CIA, who have been hunting him desperately ever since he escaped from the MK Ultra Project back in the 60s. Constable Nika must decide what being a peace officer means. Russell must decide on the fly whether or not Smelly is the kind of friend you'd die for. And Jesse, who lives in America, must decide just where his own national -- and personal -- loyalties lie.
Gideon Chase will be dragged down to hell unless he can get Sarah Dearly to bite him during a ritual under the full moon and turn him into a vampire. He thinks he can bully her by threatening to kill everyone she loves. Worse, she was recently cursed to be a nightwalker. However, her nightwalker self is becoming dangerously attracted to Gideon. Can she cure herself of the nightwalker curse in time to destroy Gideon and save her true love, Thierry, so they can live happily together forever?
From many miles away, Rudolfo, Lord of the Nine Forest Houses, sees the horrifying column of smoke rising from destroyed Windwir, the sign that war comes to the Named Lands. Nearer to the Devastation, a young apprentice is the only survivor of the city - he sat waiting for his father outside the walls, and was transformed as he watched everyone he knew die in an instant. Soon all the Kingdoms of the Named Lands will be at each others' throats, as alliances are challenged and hidden plots are uncovered. Recommended.
Student glass magician Opal Cowan's newfound ability to steal a magician's powers makes her too powerful. Ordered to house arrest by the Council, Opal defies them by traveling to the Moon Clan's lands in search of Ulrick, the man she thinks she loves. "Thinks" because she is sure another man- now her prisoner- has switched souls with Ulrick. Everyone is after Opal's special powers for their own deadly gain.
San Francisco bartender Frankie Suchet gets the chance to go back in time and take revenge on the French duke who made her a vampire. But this time, in the middle of the Reign of Terror, she gets a new perspective on Henri Foucault.
Atticus is from a Greek fishing family but one of Rome's few experienced sailors -- and is needed for Rome's struggle with Carthage for control of the seas.
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 continues his hourney toward Nantucket, where he hope to learn the truth behind The Change that rendered technology across the globe inoperable. But one fanatical officer in the Sword of The Prophet has been dispatched on a mission - to stop Rudi from reaching Nantucket by any means necessary.
Rudi Mackenzie has journeyed far across the land that was once the United States of America, hoping to find the source of the world-altering event that has come to be known as The Change. His final destination is Nantucket, an island overrun with forest, inhabited by a mere two hundred people who claim to have been transported there from out of time. Only one odd stone house remains standing. Within it, Rudi finds a beautifully made sword waiting for him - and once he takes it up, nothing will ever be the same.
When Trixa learns of a powerful artifact known as the Light of Life, she knows she's hit the jackpot. Both sides - angel and demon - would give anything for it. But first she has to find it. And as Heaven and Hell ready for an apocalyptic throwdown, Trixa must decide where her true loyalty lies, and what she's ready to fight for. Because in her world, if you line up on the wrong side, you pay with more than your life.
Margot and Sybil arrive at school one day to find that most of the student body have been turned into flesh-eating zombies. When kooky Principal Taft asks the girls to coexist with the zombies until the end of the semester, they realize that this is the perfect opportunity to live out their high school dreams. All they have to do is stay alive.
Four paranormal romance novelettes featuring devilish dogs: Charlaine Harris, Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, and Meljean Brook are the authors.
Kim Harrison, Melissa Marr, Jeaniene Frost, Vicki Pettersson and Jocelyn Drake each contribute a novella that revisits the paranormal realm its author has made famous.
On September 11, 2001, a man drifts in a boat off lower Manhattan as the towers burn. He removes a small box from his pocket and presses a button. As he waits for the south tower to collapse, he thinks: "The vast majority will blame the collapse on the crazy Arabs who hijacked the planes and the Islamic extremists who funded them--the obvious choice. A few will notice inconsistencies, but no one--absolutely no one will guess the truth behind the who and why of this day. Repairmen Jack's friend, Weezy Connell figures out the truth and has anonymously posted her conclusions on the web. Someone is after her and Jack becomes involved in her troubles and in the paranoid mazes of the 9/11 Truth Movement.
The story of Commissar Ibram Gaunt and his regiment the Tanith First-and-Only on the bloody battlefields of the far future continues.
Omnibus edition of all three Ravenor novels - RAVENOR, RAVENOR RETURNED and RAVENOR ROGUE.
The official novelization of the new feature film that pitts the members of the GI Joe special forces team against an army of superhuman soldiers and a gallery of diabolical villains.
A vast conspiracy of evil is determined to eradicate the New Gods, stealing their souls to wield universal power that can destroy all of reality. At the end of an age in which time, space, and reality may bow before such sinister forces, the fate of the Earth lies in the hands of five unlikely super heroes who have one destiny to fulfill: to save the world at all costs, regardless of the consequences.
Omnibus edition of books seven to nine in the best-selling Gotrek & Felix series - GIANTSLAYER, ORCSLAYER and MANSLAYER.
The story of the civil war that nearly tore the human Imperium apart ten millenia ago, continues. The loyalty of the Dark Angels is tested as the flames of rebellion spread throughout the galaxy.
The Arcane Brotherhood has long held the city of Luskan in their power, but when corruption eats away at their ranks, Captain Deudermont comes to the rescue of a city that has become a safe haven for the Sword Coast's most dangerous pirates. But rescuing a city from itself may not be as easy as Deudermont thinks, and when Drizzt can't talk him out of it, he'll be forced to help.
Ilana Ghemor, the lookalike for Captain Kira, desires to fulfill a prophecy that will mark her as the one true Emissary of the mirror universe. As Emissary she would become a messianic figure leading her followers into a war that could trigger the cleansing of all the countless alternate Kiras in all the countless parallel realities.
NTACNTAC agents Tom Baldwin and Diana Skouris find themselves caught in the middle of a historic clash as they try to save Seattle from both Jordan Collier and his mortal enemies...with the future of the planet hanging in the balance. The saga of The 4400 continues.
Luke seeks the reasons behind Jacen Solo's dark downfall among the Mind Walkers of the distant Maw Cluster. Meanwhile, on Coruscant, the Jedi are determined to deal on their own terms with the epidemic of madness preying on their ranks. As Han and Leia Solo, along with their daughter Jaina, join the fight to protect more stricken Knights from arrest, Jedi healers race to find a cure for the rapidly spreading affliction.
A clone with no name or past, awakens to a cruel existence -- and yet he stands close to the pinnacle of power in New Eden. Among the downtrodden masses of a corporation-owned world, a man named Tibus Heth is about to launch a revolution that will change the course of history.
After a brutal fifteen-year war for survival, the Coalition of Ordered Governments is forced to destroy mankind's last city in a final bid to stop the Locust Horde. As the survivors flee Jacinto, they must contend with the last of the Locust, bent on vengeance, as they struggle to stay alive in an icy wilderness.
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?
The first Thanquol & Boneripper novel, based on characters from the phenomenally sucessful Gotrek & Felix series.
The Inquisitors contend with evil on the battlefields of the far future.
While trying to find the assassin who killed the Emperor of Dhakaan, the heroes launch a plan to keep the Rod of Kings out of the hands of his unstable successor. To do so they must stay one step ahead of political factions, thwart a murderous new cult leader and her lackey, hellbent on killing the heroes, and prevent full-scale war with the Five Nations.
Raidon Kane travels to the subterranean fortress of the somnambulant aboleths, bent on killing the Eldest in its sleep. But he isn't the only one bound for the hidden city. A warlock, an arch fey, a pirate, and a high priestess of the Abolethic Sovereignty all have designs of their own on the Eldest-if they don't kill each other first.
Latest in the Imperial Guards.
Neal Gaiman introduces us to the life and work of the creator of the HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE.
Revised edition. It is up to a small band of resistance fighters who know the aliens' true nature to stand up for all of humanity. Few people are quick to join their cause, and the fight to expose the aliens to the public will not be an easy one.
First novel about the Salamanders Chapter of Space Marines, superhuman warriors of the far future.
Dwarf Trollslayer Gotrek and his human companion Felix Jaeger, Warhammer's most famous pair of heroes, head off to a new adventure against a horde of beastmen who threaten the safety of the Empire.
Sisko is summoned to Earth to take part in the first Allied talks to come out of the Federation's new partnership with the Romulans. But Sisko's conscience weighs heavily on him, compelling him to seek some kind of penance for what he has done...while elements within Starfleet itself set in motion a scheme to use Elim Garak as a pawn against a human political dissident who may hold the key to the outcome of the war.
Sequel to Heldenhammer, the story of the creation of the Empire in the Old World. Sigmar's abilities are tested when a Chaos invasion sweeps down from Norsca.
Basis for the new 2009 ABC TV series. 2000 AURORA award winner. [Canadian author]. In pursuit of an elusive nuclear particle, an experiment goes incredibly awry and, for a few moments, the consciousness of the entire human race is thrown ahead by about twenty years. As the implications truly hit home, the pressure to repeat the experiment mounts. Everyone wants a glimpse of their future, a chance to flashforward and see their successes ... or learn how to avoid their failures.
Video game release tie-in. Assist Darth Vader in his quest to rid the galaxy of Jedi - and face the decisions that could change the course of destiny.