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.
From the author of THE GOBLIN EMPEROR. In an alternate 1880s London where angels inhabit every public building, vampires and werewolves walk the streets with human beings in a well-regulated truce. Jack the Ripper stalks the streets of this London too. But this London has an Angel. The Angel of the Crows.
Araceli Flores Harper is sent to stay with her great-aunt Ottilie in her ramshackle Victorian home, where she is to buckle down and get ready for college. But her great-aunt still leaves food for the husband who went missing twenty years ago, and local businesses are plastered with MISSING posters. There are unexplained lights in the woods and a mysterious lab just beyond the city limits that the locals don't talk about. Then she starts receiving mysterious letters that seem to be coming from the past.
Now retired from the military, Major Bhaajan is a private investigator who solves cases for the House of Majda, a powerful royal family centered in the City of Cries. The powerful elite of the City of Cries are disappearing, and only Bhaajan, who grew up in the Undercity, can find them - if she isn't murdered first.
Amy's grandmother Portia finally achieves her objective of freeing the vN from their failsafe and from subservience to humanity. Amy and Portia's ongoing struggle comes to a head, fighting for the future of the Von Neumann species.
Ceda, knowing Nalamae would have been reborn on her death, sets out on a quest to find her.The trail leads her to Sharakhai where, unbeknownst to her, others are searching for Nalamae as well. Ceda's quest to find her forces her into a terrible decision: work with the kings or risk Sharakhai's destruction..
When the Supernatural nations of the world meet up to negotiate an end to ongoing hostilities, Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, joins the White Council's security team to make sure the talks stay civil. But can he succeed, when dark political manipulations threaten the very existence of Chicago - and all he holds dear?
Epic poet Indrajit Twang and mercenary Fix have been hired by a powerful Kish risk-merchant to protect the life of opera star Ilsa without Peer for the duration of a risk contract he's taken on. When an attempt is made on Ilsa's life, Indrajit and Fix find themselves hunted by multiple mercenary squads and targeted by some of the most powerful men in Kish.
Daevabad has fallen. And Nahri and Ali are now safe in Cairo. As peace grows more elusive and old players return, Nahri, Ali, and Dara come to understand that in order to remake the world, they may need to fight those they once loved - and take a stand for those they once hurt. Signed copies available.
The long-awaited new collection of stories from the author whose short story "The Story of Your Life" was the basis for the movie Arrival.
Guet Imm, a young votary of the Order of the Pure Moon, joins up with an eclectic group of thieves (whether they like it or not) in order to protect a sacred object, and finds herself in a far more complicated situation than she could have ever imagined.
Heloise and her allies are marching on the Imperial Capital. The villagers, the Kipti, and the Red Lords are united only in their loyalty to Heloise, though dissenting voices are many and they are loud. Then the first of the devils start pouring through a rent in the veil between worlds -- and Heloise must strike a bargain with an unlikely ally, or doom her people to death and her world to ruin.
In a dense star cluster, the solar winds blow fiercely. The star sailing ship HMSS Daring is running at full sheet with a letter of marque allowing them to capture enemy vessels involved in illegal trading. Posing as traders, Daring's dashing second-in-command Liam Blackwood and brilliant quartermaster Amelia Virtue infiltrate shady civilian merchant networks, believing one will lead them to their quarry. But their mission is threatened from within their own ranks when Daring's enigmatic captain makes a series of questionable choices, and rumblings of discontent start bubbling up from below decks.
Uhtred has sworn that on King Edward's death, he will kill two men. And now Edward is dying. A violent attack drives Uhtred south with a small band of warriors, and headlong into the battle for kingship. Plunged into a world of shifting alliances and uncertain loyalties, he will need all his strength and guile to overcome the fiercest warrior of them all.
Science fiction, urban fantasy and mystery stories with a noir theme from Laurell Hamilton, Larry Correia, David Weber, Sarah Hoyt, Robert Buettner and many more.
Ophelia's ability to read the past of objects is unmatched in all of Anima and, what's more, she possesses the hereditary ability to travel through mirrors. But she must leave all she knows behind and follow her fiance to Citaceleste, the capital of a cold, icy ark known as the Pole, where danger lurks around every corner and nobody can be trusted. There, in the presence of her inscrutable future husband, Ophelia slowly realizes that she is a pawn in a political game that will have far-reaching ramifications not only for her but for her entire world.
U. S. Navy SEAL Lieutenant Commander Mark Hunter is on a mission in North Korea, when he observes a UFO destroy a compound developing weapons of mass destruction. Now, a government agency that has been harboring a secret alliance with extraterrestrials since 1947 recruits him to lead an elite force of soldiers across the stars to help humanity stake its claim among intelligent life in the universe. But the aliens who have infiltrated Earth and guided war mongering nations since the twentieth century have their own agendas...
Princess Sun has grown up in the shadow of her mother, Queen-Marshal Eirene, who expelled the invaders and build Chaonia into a magnificent republic. But the cutthroat ambassador corps and conniving noble houses have never ceased to scheme - and they have plans that need Sun to be removed as heir, or better yet, dead.
In the fall of 2007, one well-timed leak revealing that the U.S. government might have engaged in first contact has sent the country into turmoil. Cora's father is the whistleblower driving the controversy. Cora learns that an extraterrestrial presence has been on Earth for decades. To save her own life, she offers her services as an interpreter to a monster, and the monster accepts.
Hatushaly and his young wife Hava have arrived in the prosperous trading town of Beran's Hill to restore and reopen the fire-damaged Inn of the Three Stars. But Hatu and Hava are actually assassins from the mysterious island of Coaltachin, home to the powerful and lethal Nocusara. And Hatu conceals an even more dangerous secret. He is the last remaining member of the legendary Firemanes, the ruling family of Ithrace.
In order to relieve the Ottoman Empire's pressure on the Austrians, General Mike Stearns proposes to open a second front in the Levant. Meanwhile, Poland is coming to a boil. Gretchen Richter, the newly elected chancellor of Saxony, has seized control of Lower Silesia, and her small army forms an alliance with the Polish revolutionaries who have seized power in the Ruthenian province of Galicia.
A young boy with the ability to cause earthquakes has come to Los Angeles - home to the San Andreas, one of the most lethal fault lines in the world. If Teagan can't stop him, the entire city - and the rest of California - will be wiped off the map.
When Bentley's star quarterback Dylan Whitley goes missing, his brother Joel Whitley must return to Texas from New York where he's finally made a life for himself as a gay man. With Sheriff's Deputy Starsha Clark he stirs up secrets, drawing the attention of dangerous men who will stop at nothing to see that their crimes stay buried. But no one is quite prepared to face the darkness that's begun to haunt their nightmares, whispering about a place called the Bright Lands.
Six kids ranging from suburban geeks to street-smart pariahs. A British captain who rarely talks and never smiles. All on the 70-foot pilot house ketch Crosscurrent Voyager, bound on a senior summer cruise to South Georgia Island. But just days after they leave, a plague starts spreading like wildfire, turning most of its survivors into shrieking, cannibalistic rage-monsters. Their destination is unable to support permanent habitation. So if the strange crew of the Voyager doesn't come up with a further plan, they are - in every sense - heading straight toward the end of the world.
After Lucina van Helsing has been rescued, Mary Jekyll and her friends return home from Europe to discover that their friend and kitchen maid Alice has vanished - and so has their friend and employer Sherlock Holmes! As they race to find Alice and bring her home safely, they discover that Alice and Sherlock's kidnapping are only one small part of a plot that threatens Queen Victoria, and the very future of the British Empire.
Driven by an intense religious extremism, the alien Olyix are determined to bring everyone to their version of God as they see it. As human ingenuity and determination rise to the challenge, collective humanity has only one goal - to wipe this apparently undefeatable enemy from the face of creation. Even if it means playing a ridiculously long game indeed.
In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she feels little different from the artifacts that decorate the halls: carefully maintained, largely ignored, and utterly out of place. Then she finds a strange book. A book that carries the scent of other worlds, and tells a tale of secret doors, of love, adventure and danger. Each page turn reveals impossible truths about the world and January discovers a story increasingly entwined with her own.
Once upon a time a princess awoke from a long, betwitched sleep to find no Prince Charming, only a surfeit of hair and grotesquely long fingernails. She cut off her long braids and used them to escape. But she kept the beard because it made a great disguise. Now, this is not a story about finding true love's kiss - it's a story about finding yourself. On a pirate ship. Where you belong.
In the lands of Bethel, where the Prophet's word is law, Immanuelle Moore's very existence is blasphemy, due to her mother's union with an outsider of a different race, so Immanuelle does her best to lead a life of submission, devotion, and absolute conformity. Then a mishap lures her into the forbidden Darkwood, where the spirits of powerful witches killed by the first prophet reveal to Immanuelle the journal of her dead mother..
A teen prank goes very wrong and all hell breaks loose: is there a supernatural cause, a psychopath on the loose, or both?
The Earth is coming to the boiling point as the climate disaster of the Meteor strike becomes more and more clear. Riots and sabotage plague the space program, threatening the evacuation of the planet. Elma York is on her way to Mars, but the Moon colony is still being established where her friend Nicole Wargin is one of the pioneer settlers. Meanwhile, Nicole's husband, the Governor of Kansas, is considering a run for President.
Short stories set in Kratman's Carrera military sf series, tales of the history of Mankind's future first colony, from the first failed attempt at colonization, to the rise in crime, to the rise in terrorism, to its descent into widespread civil war and rebellion...and ultimately liberation..
Britain is a land riven by anarchy, slaughter, famine, filth and darkness. Its armies are destroyed, its heroes dead, or missing. No, not because of Brexit. Arthur and Lancelot fell in the last great battle and the Saxons are gathering again. But in an isolated monastery in the Avalon marshes, a novice of the order is preparing to take his vows when he is dragged away to seek the last druid and the cauldron of a god.
Mia Corvere, gladiatii, escaped slave and infamous assassin, is pursued by Blades of the Red Church and soldiers of the Luminatii legion. But beneath the City of Bridges and Bones a dark secret awaits. Together with her lover Ashlinn, brother Jonnen and a mysterious benefactor returned from beyond the veil of death, she must undertake a perilous journey across the Republic.
Shaman and warrior Rin cannot forget the atrocity she committed to save her people. Now she is on the run from her guilt, the opium addiction that holds her like a vice, and the murderous commands of the fiery Phoenix - the vengeful god who has blessed Rin with her fearsome power. Though she does not want to live, she refuses to die until she avenges the traitorous Empress who betrayed Rin's homeland to its enemies.
San Francisco super-heroine Evie learns she's pregnant. Everyone around her is overjoyed...but Evie has major doubts about whether she's cut out for motherhood. Before she can dwell on her dilemma, a local women's college reports a string of mysterious "hauntings," and Evie and Aveda are called in to investigate, going undercover as grad students during the creepiest time of the year: Halloween..
The residents of Sycamore River have only just adjusted to the end of the Change. Until the morning people notice that metal starts to behave oddly. It's dissolving. The world is pushed into global war, and a small band of Sycamore River survivors only have one another. They have to survive the unthinkable.
Kihrin D'Mon meets Janel Theranon, a mysterious Joratese woman who claims to know him. Her plea for help pits Kihrin against all manner of dangers: a secret rebellion, a dragon capable of destroying an entire city, and Kihrin's old enemy, the wizard Relos Var. Janel believes that Relos Var possesses one of the most powerful artifacts in the world - the Cornerstone called the Name of All Things.
On the day of her first bleed, the lottery gave Calla a blue ticket, granting her career and freedom. A white ticket would have granted marriage and children. When she begins to question her fate, she must go on the run. Pregnant and desperate, Calla must contend with whether or not the lottery knows her better than she knows herself and what that might mean for her child.
In Kisia, Princess Miko Ts'ai is a prisoner in her own castle. She dreams of claiming her empire, but the path to power could rip it, and her family, asunder. In Chiltae, assassin Cassandra Marius is plagued by the voices of the dead. Desperate, she accepts a contract that promises to reward her with a cure if she helps an empire fall. And on the border between nations, Captain Rah e'Torin and his warriors are exiles forced to fight in a foreign war or die.
Xenovirus Takis-A has reached Britain. There, Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, gifted with extraordinary longevity, together with the Enigma ace Alan Turing, set up a special organization named the Order of the Silver Helix. They will need all of the wild cards they can find if they are to deal with the terrifying mutations spawned by the virus.
The Dynize have unlocked the Landfall Godstone, and Michel Bravis is tasked with returning to Greenfire Depths to do whatever he can to prevent them from using its power. Meanwhile, bereft of her sorcery and physically and emotionally broken, Lady Vlora Flint now marches on Landfall at the head of an Adran army seeking vengeance against those who have conspired against her. While allied politicians seek to undo her from within, she faces insurmountable odds and Dynize's greatest general.
1992. Teens in sleepy Bleak Creek, North Carolina, live in constant fear of being sent to Whitewood, a local reformatory with an impeccable record of success, so impeccable that almost everyone is willing to ignore the mysterious deaths that have occurred there over the past decade. Then, when a shoot for their low-budget horror masterpiece goes awry, high school freshmen Rex McClendon and Leif Nelson see their best friend, Alicia Boykins, sent to Whitewood as punishment.
On a world called Heaven, each of the major religions of mankind have its own land ruled by a Hegemon. That Hegemon may be a god, or a prophet of a god. Smaller religions have their own towns or villages of belief. Corvyn, known as the Shadow of the Raven, contains the collective memory of humanity's Falls from Grace. When unknown power burns a mysterious black image into the holy place of each House of the Decalivre, Corvyn must discover what entity could possibly have that much power.
BC author. After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemi Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She's an unlikely rescuer, a glamorous debutante whose chic gowns and perfect red lipstick are more suited for cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing. But she's not afraid, not of her cousin's new husband, who is both menacing and alluring; not of his father, the ancient patriarch who seems to be fascinated by Noemi; and not even of the house itself, which begins to invade Noemi's dreams with visions of blood and doom.
Former New York City Mayor Tom Cafferty enters a nest underneath the Nevada desert and is horrified to find it completely empty - the battle for survival is not over. Across the planet, creatures are emerging from their subterranean homes. Now, the all-out war against humanity has begun - a war in which only one apex species will survive.
There was once, long ago, a foolish king who decreed that women should not, and would not, inherit. Thus when a girl-child was born to Lord Cador - Merlin-enchanted fighter of dragons and Earl of Cornwall - he secreted her away: to be raised a boy. That child's name was Silence. With dreams of knighthood and a lonely heart to answer, Silence sets out to define themselves. Soon their silence will be ended.
Binti is a young Himba girl taking an interstellar journey to attend a prestigious university. Then the jellyfish-like Medusae attack Binti's spaceship, leaving her the only survivor. Now, Binti must fend for herself, alone on a ship full of the beings who murdered her crew, with five days until she reaches her destination. Includes a brand-new Binti story.
The necromancer Robespierre calls for revolution in France as the weather mage Toussaint L'Ouverture leads the slaves of Haiti in their fight for freedom and Prime Minister Pitt weighs the legalization of magic amongst commoners in Britain. But amidst all, there is an unknown force inciting all of human civilization into violent conflict. And it will require the combined efforts of revolutionaries, magicians, and abolitionists to unmask this hidden enemy before the whole world falls to darkness and chaos.
Since decoding the language of the universe 8 millenia ago, humanity has built itself a near utopia across thousands of worlds. A holy order of monastics is tasked with monitoring the use of that language. Elyth is one such mendicant, capable of infiltrating and destroying corrupted worlds with nothing more than her words. She is sent to the world Qel in response to the appearance of a forbidden strain of the Deep Language that was supposed to have died out with its founder seven centuries ago.
A collection of his short work, 11 stories with commentary and reflection by the author..
The Ness sisters ran away from home to become the most fearsome pirates in the twenty thousand worlds of the Congregation. They've plundered treasures untold, taken command of their own ship, and made plenty of enemies. But now they're being hunted for crimes they didn't commit by a fleet whose crimes are worse than their own. To stay one step ahead of their pursuers and answer the questions that have plagued them, they'll have to employ every dirty, piratical trick in the book....
Hadrian Marlowe now must go among the Extrasolarians who dwell between the stars. There, he will face not only the aliens he has come to offer peace, but contend with creatures that once were human, with traitors in his midst, and with a meeting that will bring him face to face with no less than the oldest enemy of mankind.
After Hadrian and his Red Company achieve a great victory against the vicious alien Cielcin, a cult-like fervor builds around him. He and his crew must flee the jealousy of pressures within the Imperial government. They leave for a massive library on a distant world to search for the next key to unlocking the secrets of the Quiet: a set of coordinates for their origin planet.
Zafnafein, Drizzt's drow warrior father, is returned from the dead, centuries later, in a world he doesn't recognize. Struggling to navigate this transformed new world, Zaknafein realizes that some things have not changed: the threat of demons and the machinations of a drow matron no longer content with her family's position in the ranks of Houses.
In the same world as the INDA series. Untested young rulers must cooperate to protect their world from the magical threat of the mysterious kingdom of Norsunder. Yet good intentions may fracture in the face of personal grudges, secrets, and inexperience. As the Norsundrian attacks become bolder, the members of this tenuous alliance must find ways to trust one another and bind themselves together - lest they fail to defend against a host that has crushed entire worlds.
Dragons. Nearly thirty original stories and poems from major authors, including Garth Nix, Scott Lynch, R.F. Kuang, Ann Leckie, Daniel Abraham, Peter S. Beagle, Beth Cato, Zen Cho, Kate Elliott, Ken Liu, Patricia A McKillip, K. J. Parker, Kelly Robson, Michael Swanwick, Jo Walton, and Jane Yolen - and illustrated by Rovina Cai with black-and-white line drawings specific to each entry.
The Lunar colonists made a great discovery and perceive it as their own. Finders keepers and possession being nine tenths of the law is how things are seen on the Moon. But the governments of the Earth don't quite see eye-to-eye with the Lunarian philosophy. As far as the Earth is concerned, they paid for everything on the Moon, so it belongs to them. There is only one solution: Battle Luna!
In a matter of weeks, Massachusetts has been overrun by an insidious rabies-like virus that is spread by saliva and has a terrifyingly short incubation period of an hour or less. Those infected quickly lose their minds and are driven to bite and infect as many others as they can before they inevitably succumb. As society breaks down, pediatrician Dr. Ramola Sherman attempts to get her pregnant friend Natalie, bitten by a neighbour, to the hospital and an anti-rabies vaccine before the symptoms arrive.
A collection of his stories, 19 psychological suspense and literary horror pieces from the multiple award-winning author.
Heroes for hire. Buc is a brilliant street-rat whose mind leaps instantly from clues to conclusions. Eld is her partner-in-crime-solving. They are the first private detectives in a world where pirates roam the seas, mages speak to each other across oceans, and mechanical devices change the tide of battle. It's been weeks since ships last returned to Servenza with bounty from the Shattered Coast. They must find why.
Ann and Jeff VanderMeer's selection of 91 modern fantasy masterpieces, from the sixties on, from Jorge Luis Borges to Ursula K. Le Guin, Michael Moorcock to Angela Carter, Terry Pratchett to Stephen King.
Jonathan Lambshead stands to inherit his deceased grandfather's overstuffed mansion - a veritable cabinet of curiosities - once he and two schoolmates catalog its contents. But the three soon discover that the house is filled with far more than just oddities. It holds clues linking to an alt-Earth called Aurora, where the notorious English occultist Aleister Crowley has stormed back to life on a magic-fueled rampage across a surreal, through-the-looking-glass version of Europe replete with talking animals (and vegetables).
The Savages are the greatest weapon they ever developed. Culled from the streets of their cities, they take the ones no one will miss and throw them, by the thousands, at the empire's enemies. Evie is a warrior with a mission: to find the man she once loved, the man who holds the key to exposing the secret of the Savage Legion and ending the mass conscription of the empire's poor and wretched. But to find him, she must become one of them.
He is nothing more than a spark of idea, a character in the mind of Sylvia Harrison, 73, award-winning author of 30 novels over 40 years. He has played a part in most of those novels, and in the recesses of her mind, Sylvia has conversed with him for years. But when she dies, so will he. But he thinks he knows how he and Sylvia can step off the wheel of mortality altogether. All he has to do is convince her.
Gyre hasn't seen his beloved sister since their parents sold her to the mysterious Twilight Order. Now, 12 years later, Gyre is the sworn enemy of the Order. Chasing rumors of a fabled city protecting a powerful artifact, Gyre comes face-to-face with his lost sister. But Maya now wields magic for the Twilight Order's cause. Standing on opposite sides of a looming civil war, the two siblings will learn that not even the ties of blood will keep them from splitting the world in two.
Michael and Wendy Mixner's marriage is failing in the wake of their daughter's stillbirth. Michael, a Wall Street trader, has secretly lost the couple's life savings. Wendy, a digital marketing strategist, has been hired onto a data-mining project of epic scale, whose mysterious creator has ambitions to reshape America's social and political landscapes. When Michael's best friend is murdered, the evidence leads back to Wendy's client.
E. A. Smithe is a borrowed person, the uploaded recording of a deceased mystery writer. Smithe is a piece of property, not a legal human. As such, Smithe can be loaned to other branches. Which he is. Along with two fellow reclones, a cookbook and romance writer, they are shipped to Polly's Cove, where Smithe meets a little girl who wants to save her mother, a father who is dead but perhaps not. And another E.A. Smithe... who definitely is.
Lem continues his descent into darkness, serving a man he does not trust in the name of a faith which is not his own. Only Shemi keeps his heart from succumbing to despair, along with the knowledge that he has finally found Mariyah. But Lem is convinced she is being held against her will, and compelled to do the bidding of her captors. He is determined to free her, regardless the cost.
Working at the local processing plant, Marcos is in the business of slaughtering humans - though no one calls them that anymore. Marcos tries to stick to numbers, consignments, processing. Then one day he's given a gift: a specimen of the finest quality. He leaves her in his barn, tied up, a problem to be disposed of later. But she haunts Marcos. Her trembling body, her watchful, knowing eyes.
Cole and her 12 year old Miles flee across the American West, disguised as mother and daughter. Miles, a boy, is the most valuable commodity in the world since 99% of the global male population died in a pandemic. Stealthily and swiftly carving a trail from luxury bunker to anarchist commune to nomadic religious cult, Miles and Cole will need all their cunning, planning, and luck to outmaneuver the very bad, very dangerous people who are hot on their heels-among them, Cole's own sister.
When an ultra-rich space tourist visits the orbiting International Space Station, NASA expects a $100 million win-win: his visit will bring in much needed funding and publicity. But together with an extremist cosmonaut, the tourist slaughters all but one of the astronauts on board the million-pound ISS - and prepares to crash it into New York City at 17,500 miles an hour, causing more devastation than a hundred atomic bombs. Only the lone survivor stands in the way.
Driftwood is a strange place of slow apocalypses, where continents eventually crumble into mere neighborhoods, pulled inexorably towards the center in the Crush. Cultures clash, countries fall, and everything eventually disintegrates. Within the Shreds, a rumor goes around that Last has died. Drifters come together to commemorate him. But who really was Last?
Donny Kimoe intends to settle scores - and win lawsuits - over what happened when civil war tore the country apart. And the rebels he once defended are now exacting their own kind of justice. Amid the flooded ruins of New Orleans, they are building their idea of utopia - which includes kidnapping their defeated adversaries who got rich destroying the country and trying them for their crimes. One of their hostages is the daughter of an old colleague turned enemy who wants Donny to defend her.
Our current tale is that of a nobleman who is betrayed by those he trusted, and subsequently imprisoned. After centuries of confinement, he contrives to escape and prepares to avenge himself against his betrayers. A mirror image of The Count of Monte Cristo, vitrolic nay sayers still grouse? Well, that is nearly and utterly false.
A millenium after the Fallen Gods' War drove the regiments of a victorious army across the ocean in search of a new homeland, their god-touched blades rule a nation. When it's discovered that Riam and Nola carry enough Draegoran blood to serve in the regiments, they are dragged away from their families to begin training. Neither is given a choice...and neither may ever get the chance to serve.
The elite terrorist known as the Asp survives a U.S. drone strike as he makes his way on a solo mission to penetrate America's heartland. Meanwhile, ambitious aircraft historian Cassidy Gooding and irascible Colorado cowboy Frank Luck unlock an aviation relic's secret and discover the terrible truth the Asp may be closing in on.
The corrupt leadership of the Great Library has fallen. But with the Archivist plotting his return to power, and the Library under siege from outside empires and kingdoms, its future is uncertain. Jess Brightwell and his friends must come together as never before, to forge a new future for the Great Library . . . or see everything it stood for crumble.
Long ago, Queen Mirantha vanished. King Karolje claimed it was an assassination by a neighboring king, but everyone knew it was a lie. He had Disappeared her himself. But after finding the missing queen's diary, Anza - impassioned by her father's unjust execution and inspired by Mirantha's words - joins the resistance group to overthrow the king..
Uhtred has sworn that on King Edward's death, he will kill two men. And now Edward is dying. A violent attack drives Uhtred south with a small band of warriors, and headlong into the battle for kingship. Plunged into a world of shifting alliances and uncertain loyalties, he will need all his strength and guile to overcome the fiercest warrior of them all.
When a strange new star appears in the sky, human life instantly grinds to a halt. Across the world, anything and everything electronic stops working completely. Screenwriter Thomas Phillips has just picked up Skylar Stover, star of his new movie, at the airport when his phone goes dead and planes begin to fall from the sky. Thomas has just completed a script about a similar electromagnetic event that ended the world. Now, he's one of the few who recognizes what's happening and where it will lead.
Isabelle and Jean-Claude undertake an airship expedition to recover a fabled treasure and claim a hitherto undiscovered craton for l'Empire Celeste. Disasters are compounded when the ship is sabotaged by an enemy agent, and Jean-Claude is separated from the expedition. In a race against time, Isabelle must free herself from hallucinations and reunite with Jean-Claude to seek the fabled treasure as ancient secrets and a royal conspiracy threaten to undo the entire realm.
Esen must find a way to rescue a hapless group of chimeras, beings who are a new and unique blend of species, when she can't become one herself. As she races to save them from persecution by the "still pure," she unwittingly discovers that Evan Gooseberry isn't what he believes himself to be, shattering his self image. Before he can help Esen, he must not only confront her true self, but his own.
After Ophelia is promoted to Vice-storyteller by Farouk, the ancestral Spirit of Pole, she discovers that the only person she may be able to trust is Thorn, her enigmatic and emotionally distant fiancee. As one influential courtier after another disappears, Ophelia again finds herself unintentionally implicated in an investigation that will lead her to see beyond Pole's many illusions to the heart of a formidable truth.
13 stories of space pirates from Robert Silverberg, Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette, Larry Niven, Fritz Leiber, Sarah A. Hoyt, James H. Schmitz, Leigh Brackett, Stanley G. Weinbaum, and more.
Odessa Hardwicke is forced to turn her gun on her partner, Walt Leppo, a decorated FBI agent who turns suddenly, inexplicably violent while apprehending a rampaging murderer. Questioning her future with the FBI and her sanity, she accepts a low-level assignment to clear out the belongings of a retired agent in the New York office. What she finds there will put her on the trail of a mysterious figure named John Silence, a man of enormous means who claims to have been alive for centuries, and who is either an unhinged lunatic, or humanity's best and only defense against unspeakable evil.
An expedition is sent to the New World to see just what might be happening there and what might be done. They are armed with their technology, among which are a radio and an airship. More importantly, they are armed with the knowledge of future history and their determination not to repeat the errors of their past. What could possibly go wrong?
The youngest Turner child, Noah, relates his family history, how his Lovecraft-obsessed father becomes consumed with the construction of an elaborately crafted haunted house attraction. The family tries to shield baby Noah from the house's faux horrors, unaware that he's being visited by a furry beast with glowing orange eyes - the same ghastly being glimpsed by both his mother and sister. However, unlike them, Noah decides to let the creature in...
When an old enemy of Ragnvald's kidnaps his niece, Freydis, his sister Svanhild follows the daughter she has neglected to Iceland, where an old love awaits. Meanwhile a growing rebellion pits Ragnvald and his sons against enemies old and new, and a looming tragedy threatens to divide the hardened warrior from Harald and all who care for him.
He doesn't know it, but ex-Navy SEAL Jon Hayes is just a background figure in a comic book, a shocked face drawn by an artist. But when his pregnant wife and unborn daughter are senselessly killed as collateral damage during a super-powered battle, Hayes seeks to find out why. Tracking the movements of the colourful heroes, he searches for some pattern to their constant stream of action and pathos. He vows to uncover who calls the shots, who's manipulating the costumed battles, and to exact his vengeance for the pain that they have inflicted on him.
Nell is called to the Tennessee mansion of a country music star and finds a disturbing scene - dead bodies rapidly decaying before everyone's eyes. The witch on her team, T. Laine, has never seen magic that can steal life forces like this. PsyLED needs to find this lethal killer fast. But when a paranormal-hating FBI agent tries to derail the investigation, the dark magics begin to spiral out of control.
A novella and a short novel that examine the violence and depravity of the human condition. One examines life in a South American dictatorship through the journal of a poet-in-exile and his failed attempts at translating a maddening text. In the other, a librarian discovers a recording from the Deep South - which may be the musical stylings of the Devil himself.
Cold Hill House has been demolished to make way for a new housing estate. Luxury-living at its best with high specification gadgets all thrown in. The first two families move in, and as soon as they do, the unearthly residents of Cold Hill begin to make themselves known. Nobody who moves into Cold Hill reaches their fortieth birthday, and the old couple that have just arrived...let's just say their days are numbered.
176 pages. In a small Western Queensland town, a reserved young woman receives a note from one of her vanished brothers - a note that makes her question her memories of their disappearance and her father's departure.
Multiverse travel is now possible, but no one can visit a world where their counterpart is still alive. 372 of Cara's counterparts have perished. But on this Earth Cara has survived and, identified as an outlier, is chosen to collect off-world data for the Eldridge Institute. But trouble finds Cara when one of her eight remaining doppelgangers dies under mysterious circumstances, plunging her into a new world with an old secret.
Some of the finest tales of terror by authors as legendary as Louisa May Alcott, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and Charlotte Gilman-Perkins, alongside works of writers who were the bestsellers and critical favorites of their time - Marie Corelli, Ellen Glasgow, Charlotte Riddell - and lesser known authors who are deserving of contemporary recognition.
Pentagon bioterror operative Roberto Diaz was able to deal with a highly mutative organism capable of extinction-level destruction by containing it and burying it in cold storage deep beneath a little-used military repository. Now the specimen has found its way out and is on a lethal feeding frenzy. Diaz races across the country to help two unwitting security guards - one an ex-con, the other a single mother - attempt to quarantine this horror again.
When Patricio Carrera's family was murdered by Salafist terrorists aided and abetted by the fleet of alien Earth, the only restraint on his ruthlessness and ambition was also removed. Hamilcar Carrera, Patricio's young son, stands poised on the bridge of a clandestine assault transport, ready to obliterate the last enemy base on his planet, even as a small ship is poised to remove the alien interstellar fleet overhead.
Eris is sent to infiltrate a spaceship ferrying deadly cargo and return the intelligence gathered to the Resistance. Her mission is complicated by her partner, who bears an old grudge against Eris. When they find the ship, they discover more than they bargained for: three fugitives with firsthand knowledge of the corrupt empire's inner workings, knowledge that could be employed to sabotage the empire's expansion.
Sabella has lived a quiet life on a distant Earth colony. In her youth, in order to feed on fresh blood, she seduced a number of men, killing them all for fear of discovery. Now she has sworn off of drinking human blood. Then she returns to earth to attend the funeral of her aunt Cassi to find that her aunt had discovered Sabella's vampirism and tasked her manservant, John Trim, to hunt her down.
Daniel Amat is called back from Oxford to Barcelona, arriving a few days before the great 1888 World Fair, amid dread whispers of murders - the injuries reminiscent of an ancient curse, and bearing signs of the genius 16th century anatomist, Vesalius. Daniel is soon pulled into the depths of the crime, and eventually into the tunnels below Barcelona, where his own dark past and the future of science are joined in a terrible venture - to bring the secret of Vesalius to life.
Deep in the heart of an alien mountain range, I.C.C. has lain dormant, its ships silent, for eons. Now, after a hundred millenia, the AI is awakening. Someone is roaming the convoy's halls - someone that isn't human. I.C.C. reaches out to the descendants of its convoy crew. Together, the AI, the new lifeforms who have awakened it, and the humans will embark on an epic adventure of discovery billions of years in the making.
12 years after Malorie and her children rowed up the river to safety, a blindfold is still the only thing that stands between sanity and madness. One glimpse of the creatures that stalk the world will drive a person to unspeakable violence. Then she learns that someone very dear to her, someone she believed dead, may be alive. But getting her life back means returning to a world full of unknowable horrors--and risking the lives of her children again.
Twelve never-before-seen views of Westeros and beyond by artist Sam Hogg.
Maung, the last "dream warrior," of a Burmese military unit whose brains are more machine than grey matter, is hunted for the multiple atrocities his unit committed during war. He flees to a prison asteroid where his fellow Burmese countrymen must labour. And there he discovers a secret weapon system - one lost for almost a generation and which may help his people redeem themselves while at the same time saving the human race from an impending alien invasion.
Through ingenious political manipulation and sheer force of will, Lucas Cortas rises from the ashes of corporate defeat and seizes control of the Moon. The only person who can stop him is a brilliant lunar lawyer, his sister, Ariel. Witness the Dragons' final battle for absolute sovereignty in the finale to the Luna trilogy.
Some young people with the right genes, known as "carriers", produce blood that, when treated with a new wonder drug, cures disease, increases power, and makes the recipient a virtual superman. Blood farms filled with kidnapped children spring up around the country, LAPD officer Ellie Bautista and her partner are ambushed during a routine stop. The resulting events plunge her into an undercover world more dangerous than she could have ever imagined.
Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. Bewildered, Zachary uncovers a series of clues - a bee, a key and a sword - that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club and through a doorway to an ancient library, hidden far below the surface of the earth.
Determined to unlock the secret of powers long thought impossible, Ashlyn bends her will and intelligence to mastering the one thing people always accused her of, sorcery. Meanwhile, having learned the truth of his mutation, Bershad is a man on borrowed time. Never knowing when his healing powers will drive him to a self-destruction, he is determined to see Ashlyn restored to her throne and the creatures they both love safe.
Sanda knows that to avoid becoming a pawn of greater powers, she needs to discover the secret of the coordinates hidden in her skull. They exist beyond a dead gate - a Casimir gate that opened up into a dead-end system without resources worth colonizing, and was sealed off. To get through the dead gate, she needs the help of the enemy Nazca. But some Nazca are only interested in the chip in her head - and they'll crack her open to get to it.
On an unnamed island off an unnamed coast, objects are disappearing: first hats, then ribbons, birds, roses - until things become much more serious. Most of the island's inhabitants are oblivious to these changes, while those few imbued with the power to recall the lost objects live in fear of the draconian Memory Police, who are committed to ensuring that what has disappeared remains forgotten.
The sky is filled with dragons. the people are ready to burn the regime to the ground. The seas churn with monsters and the tide is changing. revolution is coming. Steiner, Kimi, Silverdust, and Kjellrun will lead -- but all are desperate. For the Emperor will not give up easily. He will rule - and he cares not if his subjects are alive... or if they are dead.
Tom Smith and his fellow refugees have escaped New York City and the teeming millions there infected with the zombie virus. Now they're holed up in a safe house in coastal Virginia, ready to breakout cross-country for the Cumberland Valley. Between him and his objective are hundreds of miles of clogged roads, burnt-out towns and howling mobs of infected humans who know only hunger.
In the frozen tundra of Greenland, researchers find a medieval ship buried a half-mile below the ice. The ship contains a clockwork gold map imbedded with an intricate silver astrolabe that traces the path of Odysseus's famous ship -- and reveals a fiery river leading to a hidden realm underneath the Mediterranean Sea. Sigma Force must go there.
British special agent Jeremiah Black kidnaps George Washington and spirits him back to London. There Washington is imprisoned in the Tower to await trial on charges of high treason. His barrister Abraham Hobhouse believes at first that a peace settlement will secure Washington's release, but he soon finds that he is the only thing keeping Washington from the hangman's noose.
After a costly defeat by the Darkblade, Vaelin's forces are shattered, while the self-proclaimed immortal and his army continue their terrible march. But during the clash, Vaelin regained some of the dark magic that once gave him unrivaled skill in battle. And though the fight he has been drawn into seems near unwinnable, the song that drives him now desires the blood of his enemy above all else...
Facing demons and driders, Zaknafein carries the entire weight of Menzoberranzan surrounding Gauntlgym on his shoulders once more. But the chances of survival for him and his old friend and mercenary Jarlaxle look bleak. Trapped in a desperate and seemingly hopeless situation, the legendary warriors must reach deep inside themselves to face the impossible.
Helen Lambert has lived several lives-a young piano virtuoso in 1890s Paris, an actress in 1930's Hollywood, a rock star in 1970s Los Angeles-only she doesn't know it. Until she meets a strange man who claims he's watched over her for centuries, bound to her from the beginning. Eventually she begins to have vivid dreams about ill-fated love and lives cut short.
Accidental crypto-zoologist R. J. MacCready and Yanni Thorne, an indigenous Brazilian and expert in animal behavior, are sent by the Pentagon to a mysterious Greek island to investigate rumors of a volcanic spring with "miraculous" healing properties that the locals say is guarded by sea monsters from ancient legends. They discover an exotic microbe that can transform life with astonishing speed, guarded by a fearsome mutating aquatic species that has evolved into a chillingly high alien intelligence.
Verity is trying to limit herself to the less exciting cases for the Weyrd Council - after all, it's hard to chase the bad guys through the streets of Brisbane when you're really, really pregnant. An insurance investigation sounds pretty harmless, even if it is for 'Unusual Happenstance'. That's not usually a clause Normals use - it covers all-purpose hauntings, angry genii loci, ectoplasmic home invasion, demonic possession, that sort of thing - but Susan Beckett's claimed three times in three months.
Yetu holds the memories for her people - water-dwelling descendants of pregnant African slave women thrown overboard by slave owners - who live idyllic lives in the deep. The memories, painful and wonderful, traumatic and terrible and miraculous, are destroying her. And so, she flees to the surface escaping the memories, the expectations, and the responsibilities - and discovers a world her people left behind long ago.
When the roguish agent of a mysterious patron offers Sal the Cacophony the chance to participate in a heist to steal an incredible power from the famed airship fleet, the Ten Arrows, she finds a new purpose. But a plot to save the world by bringing down empires swiftly escalates into a conspiracy of magic and vengeance that threatens to burn everything to ash, including herself.
The new king of England, thirteen year old Henry III, is at the center of political rivalries and power struggles, but John of Locksley--son of the legendary Robin Hood and Lady Marian--only sees a lonely boy in need of friends. John and his sisters succeed in befriending Henry, while also inadvertently uncovering a political plot, saving a man's life, and carrying out daring escapes.
As the White King springs his great trap, and the Chromeria itself is threatened by treason and siege, Kip Guile and his companions will scramble to return for one impossible final stand. In the darkest hour, will the Lightbringer come?
The crew of the Capricious seems to leave a trail of devastation wherever they go. But with powerful enemies in pursuit and family and friends under attack planetside, there's no time to worry about all that. Ensnared by the legend of Origin, humanity's birthplace, and a long-dead form of magic, the Capricious takes off on a journey to find the first colony ship...and magic that could bring down gods.
Shawna Keys finds herself alone in some other Shaper's world, where, in her first two hours, she's rescued from a disintegrating island by an improbable flying machine she recognizes from Jules Verne's Robur the Conqueror, then seized from it by raiders flying tiny personal helicopters, and finally taken to a submarine that bears a strong resemblance to Captain Nemo's Nautilus. Oh, and accused of being both a spy and a witch.
The slums boil over with a rage that all the money in the world cannot control. The age of the machine dawns, but the age of magic refuses to die. With the help of the mad hillwoman Isern-i-Phail, Rikke struggles to control the blessing, or the curse, of the Long Eye. Glimpsing the future is one thing, but with the guiding hand of the First of the Magi still pulling the strings, changing it will be quite another...
Savine dan Glokta, once Adua's most powerful investor, finds her judgement, fortune and reputation in tatters. But she still has all her ambitions, and no scruple will be permitted to stand in her way. For heroes like Leo dan Brock and Stour Nightfall, only happy with swords drawn, peace is an ordeal to end as soon as possible. But grievances must be nursed, power seized, and allies gathered first, while Rikke must master the power of the Long Eye - before it kills her.
John Rast went to the Ren Faire looking for a fight. Well, a simulated fight, with blunt swords and safety equipment. But when his final opponent turns into a living, fire-breathing dragon, John finds himself in the fight of his life. The only real weapon at hand is his mom's Volvo.So John decides to let it roll . . . And that's when the Knight Watch comes to recruit him.
Ruby tells the story of Ruby Castle in snapshots and fleeting glimpses and secret histories, in tales repeated and reinvented by those who fall under the horror film actress's spell: her childhood sweetheart, an antiquarian bookseller with a passion for magical artifacts, the mistress of the poet who was once Castle's lover, a young girl in a future Russia who dreams of the stars. Worlds collide, and the boundaries between the real and the fantastic begin to break down.
Catalina Baylor can earn her family some protection working as deputy to the Warden of Texas, overseeing breaches of magic law in the state, but that has risks as well. When House Baylor is under attack and monsters haunt her every step, Catalina is forced to rely on handsome, dangerous Alessandro Sagredo, the Prime who crushed her heart.
Fetch Phillips will do what you need. He'll cover a Gnome with a crossbow while he does a dodgy deal. He'll find out who killed Lance Niles, the big-shot businessman who just arrived in town. He'll help an old-lady Elf track down her husband's murderer. What he can't do is find a way to bring the goddamn magic back. There's no magic in this story. Just dead friends, twisted miracles, and a secret machine made to deliver a single shot of murder.
The sequel to THE HANDMAID'S TALE - the testaments of three female narrators from Gilead on events taking place 15 years after Offred stepped into the unknown.
Followup to STRAIGHT OUTTA TOMBSTONE. More tales of the Weird Wild West - stories of horror, science fiction and fantasy set in the Old West from Charlaine Harris, Mike Resnick, D.J. Butler, Stephen Graham Jones, Jane Lindskold and more.
Late 19th century San Francisco. Young Daoist priestess Li-lin stands alone to defend her immigrant community from supernatural threats. When the body of a young girl is brought to the deadhouse Li-lin oversees for a local group of gangsters, she finds the 9 year old has died from suffocation - specifically by flowers growing out of her nose and mouth. Li-lin suspects Gong Tau, a dirty and primitive form of dark magic.
Audrey, granddaughter of Lady Trent, is recruited by Lord Gleinheigh to decipher a series of ancient tablets holding the secrets of the ancient Draconean civilization. She has no idea that her research will plunge her into an intricate conspiracy, one meant to incite rebellion and invoke war.
In rural West Virginia, Joanie and her foster siblings live on a farm tending a mysterious plant called the vine. After Joanie's arranged marriage goes horribly wrong, leaving her widowed and with a baby, she plots her escape with the help of her foster brother, Cello. But before they can get away, her baby goes missing and Joanie, desperate to find him, turns to the vine, understanding it to be far more powerful than her siblings realize.
A being more powerful and dangerous on an order of magnitude beyond what the world has seen in a millennium is coming. And she's bringing an army. The Last Titan has declared war on the city of Chicago, and has come to subjugate humanity, obliterating any who stand in her way. Harry's mission is simple but impossible: Save the city by killing a Titan. And the attempt will change Harry's life, Chicago, and the mortal world forever. Sept 29 release date.
Koli heard a story, once. A story about lost London, and the mysterious tech of the Old Times that may still be there. If he can find it, there may still be a way for him to change his own fate - by saving the lives of those who are left.
Ilisidi, the dowager, is betting the hard-won northern peace - and the lives of the people - on being right. She has commandeered the Red Train, taken aboard what passengers she chooses, and headed for the snowy roof of the world, where a hard-scrabble town and its minor lord are the first pieces she intends to use.
Tabini's grandmother claimed Bren Cameron's services on a train trip to the smallest, most remote and least significant of the provinces, snowy Hasjuran - a move concerning which Tabini-aiji gave Bren a private instruction: protect her. Advise her. Advise her - perhaps. Protect her? It turns out that Ilisidi is hellbent on settling scores with the Shadow Guild, and her reasons for this trip now become clear. One human diplomat and his own bodyguard suddenly seem a very small force to defend her from what she is setting in motion.
Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood are living together in a fabulous loft, their warlock son, Max, has started learning to walk, and the streets of New York are peaceful and quiet - as peaceful and quiet as they ever are, anyway. Until the night that two old acquaintances break into Magnus's apartment and steal the powerful Book of the White.
1935. Norfolk. As war looms, the sprawling country estate of Alderberen Hall is shadowed by suspicion and paranoia. Alderberen's newest resident, Delphine Venner, is determined to uncover the secrets of the Hall's elite society, which has taken in her gullible mother and unstable father. As she explores the house and discovers the secret network of hidden passages that thread through the estate, Delphine unearths a world more dark and threatening than she ever imagined.
Delphine Venner remembers everything. She remembers what it is to be a child of war, and what the terrifying creatures from another world took from her all those years ago. And in that other world, Avalonia, someone waits for Delphine. Hagar, a centuries-old assassin, daily paying a terrible price for her unending youth, is planning one final death, the death that will cost her everything. The death which requires Delphine.
Piranesi's house is no ordinary building. Its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, its walls are lined with thousands upon thousands of statues, each one different from all the others. He lives to explore the house.There is one other person in the house-a man called the Other, who visits Piranesi twice a week and asks for help with research into a Great and Secret Knowledge. But as Piranesi explores, evidence emerges of another person, and a terrible truth begins to unravel.
Lord Protector Devedas has sworn to uphold the Law. Once, he and the traitor Ashok Vadal had been like brothers. Now, he hunts Vadal and the Sons of the Black Sword, heretics and rebels who seek to live outside the rule of the Law. All Devedas must do is find and kill his best friend and order will be restored to Lok. But Vadal, a former High Protector who has turned his back on the corrupt Law, will not merely wait meekly, hoping that fleeing to Akershan will spare the rebellion from the clutches of the Great Extermination.
After two years and seven months biding her time on Anima, her home ark, it is finally time for Ophelia to act, to put what she has discovered in the Book of Farouk to use. Under an assumed identity she travels to Babel, a cosmopolitan and thoroughly modern ark that is the jewel of the universe. Will her talent as a reader suffice to avoid being lured into a deadly trap by her ever more fearful adversaries? Will she ever see Thorn, her betrothed, again?
The year's best in the horror genre.
Brand-new stories of witches and witchcraft written by popular female fantasy authors, including Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine and Sherrilyn Kenyon writing in their own bestselling universes.
Four old school friends meet every year in Puglia, but this year one of them, Art, doesn't show up. A visit to his house increases the friends' worry because Art is farming marijuana. In Southern Italy doing that kind of thing can be very dangerous. Making enquiries they hear rumours about Art, bizarre and unbelievable rumours that he miraculously cured the local mafia boss's daughter of terminal leukaemia. And among the chaos of his house, they find a document written by Art, the Book of Hidden Things, that promises to reveal dark secrets and wonders beyond anything previously known.
Far in Earth's future, in a post-utopian hell-hole, Hanson works ten solid back-breaking hours a day, shoveling endless mountains of coal, within sight of the iridescent wall that separates what's left of humanity from their gods. One day, after a tragedy of his own making, Hanson leaves York, and finds himself drawn to the wall, to the elusive promise of God. And when the impossible happens, he steps through, into the city beyond.
For most of his life, William Chance has been the living proof that his grandmother and her fellow researchers' investigations into missing people were right all along about the terror from the stars. Now, he's avoiding the limelight and hiding out from everyone, including his own family. When he's suddenly exposed, William finds that the media, government operatives, and renegade true believers are desperate to find him, but he has another mission.
All historical epochs now exist alongside one another in a nightmare patchwork of "time shards" - some hundreds of miles long, and others no more than a few feet across. With surprising help from throughout history, an American girl and her companions first must save ancient Alexandria, the last bastion of civilization, from a Panzer tank invasion. Then they will face the ultimate challenge at the end of the world... the shatterfield.
The afterlife adventures of Rhinnick Feynman, who believes that he's a character in a novel written by an omnipotent Author. He also believes that the Author is changing the past through editorial revision, and for the worse. We'll see Rhinnick square off against Isaac Newton, whose experiments threaten everyone in the hereafter.
Poison desert eats good farmland. The wind blows sand and sadness across the Empire. There is magic in the world, but good conjure is hard to find. Djola, righthand man and spymaster of the lord of the Arkhysian Empire, is desperately trying to save his adopted homeland, even in exile. Awa, a young woman training to be a powerful griot, tests the limits of her knowledge and comes into her own in a world of sorcery, floating cities, kindly beasts, and uncertain men.
In post-war 1952 the good guys are supposed to have won, but ex-Spitfire pilot Captain Samantha Moxley is dragged into a fight against the shadowy US government agency she used to work for. Now, with former Nazis and otherworldly monsters on her trail, Captain Moxley is forced into protecting her archaeologist sister in a race to retrieve two ancient keys that will unlock the secrets of a long-lost empire - to ensure a civilisation-destroying weapon doesn't fall into the wrong hands.
Al MacBharrais can cast spells with magically enchanted ink. But anyone who hears his voice will begin to feel an inexplicable hatred for Al, so he can only communicate through the written word or speech apps. And his apprentices keep dying in peculiar freak accidents. When his latest apprentice, Gordie, turns up dead in his Glasgow flat, Al discovers evidence that Gordie was living a secret life of crime. Now Al is forced to play detective - while avoiding actual detectives who are wondering why death seems to always follow Al.
When the bodies of two girls are found torn apart in the town of Smiths Hollow, Lauren does not expect the police will find the killer. The year before her father's body was found with his heart missing and since then everyone has moved on. So when Lauren has a vision of a monster dragging the remains of the girls through the woods, she knows she can't just do nothing.
A government-sanctioned regime called the Boots seizes the opportunity to force communities of colour, the disabled and the LGBTQ2S into labour camps in the city of Toronto. After his livelihood and the love of his life are taken away, Kay joins the resistance alongside Bahadur, a transmasculine refugee, and Firuzeh, a headstrong social worker. Guiding them in the use of weapons and close-quarters combat is Beck, a rogue army officer who helps them plan an uprising at a major internationally televised event.
The vector calculus blazing through Cas's head lets her smash through armed men twice her size and dodge every bullet in a gunfight, and she'll take any job for the right price. But now she discovers someone with a power even more dangerous than her own, someone who can reach directly into people's minds and twist their brains into Moebius strips. Cas should run, like she usually does, but for once she's involved. There's only one problem... She doesn't know which thoughts are her own anymore.
While coming to grips with new abilities, Robin and her boyfriend Kenway make their way to the deserts of rural Texas, coming to the isolated town of Keystone Hills. Here a dangerous gang is ruled by a husband who wields an iron fist over his wife and daughter. Robin vows to protect these Latina women from harm, but may be underestimating how powerful Santiago Valenzuela is... and how his shapeshifting powers may pose a threat to everyone Robin holds dear.
Anthony Woodville, Lord Scales and brother to the future queen, Elizabeth Woodville, seems to die during the War of Roses - and then be resurrected. While dead, he witnesses the Grail ceremony last seen during the age of King Arthur. What he wakes to and witnesses for the rest of his life as he defends his king is a ceaseless stream of wonders: a talking head that predicts the future, a miraculous cauldron, a museum of skulls, the Swordsman's Pentacle, alchemists and wizards, and plenty of battles, sieges, swordplay, jousts, treachery, murder, beheadings, and horrific torture.
Toni Windsor is trying to live a quiet life in the green and pleasant county of Staffordshire. She'd love to finally master the rules of croquet, acquire a decent boyfriend and make some commission as an estate agent. All that might have to wait, though, because there are zombies rising from their graves, vampires sneaking out of their coffins and a murder to solve.
Domek Myska is a Prague lamplighter, one who fights the worst kind of evil: pijavica, bloodthirsty and soulless vampiric creatures. When Domek finds himself stalked by the spirit of a ghost who haunts the Prague castle - he encounters the sentient essence of a will-o'-the-wisp that sets him on a race against those who aim to twist alchemical science for their own dangerous gain.
On her 19th birthday, Princess Kelsea Raleigh Glynn, raised in exile, sets out on a perilous journey back to the castle of her birth to ascend her rightful throne. Around her neck hangs the Tearling sapphire, a jewel of immense magical power; and accompanying her is the Queen's Guard, a cadre of brave knights led by the enigmatic and dedicated Lazarus. Kelsea will need them all to survive a cabal of enemies who will use every weapon - from crimson-caped assassins to the darkest blood magic-to prevent her from wearing the crown.
Inspired by a gathering of scientists, science fiction authors, and futurists at a series of annual meetings held by the Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop - this is a collection of original science fiction stories and nonfiction essays speculating about humanity's far-term expansion into the universe beyond the limits of our solar system - with an emphasis on the changes humans will undergo as a species.
L.A.'s Little Cairo neighborhood has suddenly been overrun by violent spirits, the reason reaching back to an unsolved murder of the 1970s. To prevent the Little Cairo haunting from consuming the city, Stark must piece together the connections between the Zero Lodge - a club of adrenaline junkies - and a missing angel last seen in a Hollywood porn palace.
2017: Ottoman flags have been flying over Paris for three centuries, ever since the fall of Europe to the empire's all-conquering army. Kamal Arslan Agha, an officer in the sultan's secret police, is tasked with surveying potential threats. When a mysterious stranger - naked, covered in strange tattoos - appears on the banks of the Seine, Kamal is called in to investigate and discovers a secret buried in the empire's past, a secret the Sultan will do anything to silence.
One night intruders silently murder Luke Ellis's parents and load him into a black SUV. Now he is in the Institute, imprisoned with other kids with special talents - telekinesis and telepathy - who got to this place the same way Luke did. The staff is ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts. And no one has ever escaped from the Institute.
Although her friend tries to warn her, Olivia accepts an invitation to go to the Adirondack resort camp of Lake Endor with swimming star Blake and his family. But Olivia discovers that Blake is not the guy she thought he was and that there is something lying beneath the waters of Lake Endor. Something not of this world. Will Olivia be drawn under or will she allow true friends to draw her from the lure of oblivion?
A collection of poetry completed shortly before her death.
Novella. The Surun' nomads do not speak of the master weaver, Benesret, who creates the cloth of bone for assassins in the Great Burri Desert. But aged Uiziya must find her aunt in order to learn the final weave, although the price for knowledge may be far too dear to pay.
Eight light years away, a star has died, creating a supernova event that showers Earth in deadly levels of radiation. Within a year, everyone over the age of thirteen will die. And so the countdown begins. Parents apprentice their children and try to pass on the knowledge they'll need to keep the world running. But the last generation may not want to carry the legacy of their parents' world. And though they imagine a better, brighter world, they may bring about a future so dark humanity won't survive.
To buy time for humanity, Kihrin must convince the king of the Manol vane to perform an ancient ritual that will strip the vane of their immortality - a ritual that certain vane will do anything to prevent. Including assassinating the messengers. Worse, Kihrin must come to terms with the horrifying possibility that his connection to Vol Karoth is steadily growing in strength.
The young warrior and bard Liobhan is devastated when her comrade Dau is injured and loses his sight in their final display bout. Blamed by Dau's family for the accident, she agrees to go to Dau's home as a bond servant for the span of one year. It is, she soon learns, a place of dark secrets. The vicious Crow Folk still threaten both worlds. And Dau, battling the demon of despair, is not an easy man to help.
When the Luidaeg - October "Toby" Daye's oldest and most dangerous ally - tells her the time has come for the Selkies to fulfill their side of the bargain, and that Toby must be a part of the process, Toby can't refuse. Literally. They will travel to the fabled Duchy of Ships and call a convocation of the Selkies, telling them to come and meet the Luidaeg's price...or face the consequences. Of course, nothing is that simple.
When October is informed that Simon Torquill - legally her father, due to Faerie's archaic marriage traditions - must be invited to her wedding or risk the ceremony throwing the Kingdom in the Mists into political turmoil, she finds herself setting out on a quest she was not yet prepared to undertake for the sake of her future.... and the man who represents her family's past.
The Sittan are rampaging through neutral space, coming ever closer to Earth. Ferona may be down, but she's far from out. Meanwhile, the deadly Shi Fai wait for a chance, any chance, to claim more of their shared universe. With enemies on all sides, Jinn is driven to embrace the extraordinary power she's been holding at bay. The mysterious living metal Virena may well hold the secret to ending the war and saving her species - but in letting herself go, will Jinn lose her own humanity?
Terminally ill salvage pilot Ash Jackson lost everything in the war with the alien Vai, but she'll be damned if she'll lose her future. Her plan is to buy, beg or lie her way out of corporate indenture. When her crew salvages a genocidal weapon from a ravaged starship above a dead colony, Ash uncovers a conspiracy of corporate intrigue and betrayal that threatens to turn her into a living weapon.
To recover from a cataclysmic war, the Harvest was created to pass blood to those affected by radiation. But this has led to a society segregated entirely by blood type. And whoever can give to the most, gets the most back. While working as a reaper for the draw, Willa chances upon an idea to resurrect an obsolete collection technique that could rebalance the city. But in her quest to put this in motion, she instead uncovers a secret that threatens her entire foundations.
During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, Kira Navarez finds an alien relic. At first she's delighted, but elation turns to terror when the ancient dust around her begins to move. First contact isn't at all what she imagined, and events push her to the very limits of what it means to be human. While Kira faces her own horrors, Earth and its colonies stand upon the brink of annihilation. Now, Kira might be humanity's greatest and final hope.
AD 573. Lailoken is half-mad with battle sickness, and Languoreth must hide her allegiance to the Old Way to survive her marriage to the next Christian king of Strathclyde. Worst yet, the new King of the Angles is bent on expanding his kingdom at any cost. Now the exiled Lailoken, with the help of a young warrior named Artur, may be the only man who can bring the Christians and the pagans together to defeat the encroaching Angles. But to do so, he must claim the role that will forever transform him. He must become the man known to history as "Myrddin."
176 pages. To become the God-King's Amanuensis, Manet had to master all seven perfections, developing her body and mind to the peak of human performance. She remembers everything that has happened to her, in absolute clarity, a gift that will surely drive her mad. But before she goes, Manet must unravel a secret which threatens not only the carefully prepared myths of the God-King's ascent, but her own identity and the nature of truth itself.
Fahima Deeb changed everything when she triggered the Pulse, imbuing millions of people with otherworldly gifts like flight, telekinesis, or superhuman strength. But now there is someone behind the scenes, able to influence and manipulate these newly empowered people into committing horrible acts against their will. Worse still, that shadowy figure is wearing the face of Fahima's oldest friend, Patrick Davenport.
1853. A train wreck robs President-elect Franklin Pierce and his wife Jane of their son Bennie. As the Pierces move into the White House, they are soon plagued by events both bizarre and disturbing. Then, during a seance the barrier between this world and the next is torn asunder. Something horrific comes through and takes up residence alongside Franklin and Jane in the very walls of the mansion itself.
Verity Fassbinder has agreed to work for a fallen angel, a jealous - and violent - employer. The angel has tasked V with finding two lost treasures. That would be hard even without a vengeful Dusana Nadasy on her heels. And Inspector McIntyre won't stop calling: the bodies of Normal women who disappeared decades ago are turning up, apparently subjected to Weyrd magics.
When her father refuses to recognise her as heir to the throne, Lin vows to prove her worth by mastering the forbidden art of bone shard magic.Yet such power carries a great cost, and when the revolution reaches the gates of the palace, Lin must decide how far she is willing to go to claim her birthright - and save her people.
Wylodine's family grows marijuana illegally, and life has always been a battle. Now she's been left behind to tend the crop alone. When spring doesn't return for the second year in a row after an extreme and extended winter, she decides to leave Appalachian Ohio. With grow lights stashed in her truck and a pouch of precious seeds, she sets off. After a harrowing encounter with a violent cult, she becomes a target for its volatile leader. Because she has the most valuable skill in the climate chaos: she can make things grow.
Authors include past award-winners Rebecca Roanhorse, Ken Liu, Carmen Maria Machado, Aliette de Boddard, Kim Stanley Robinson, Yoon Ha Lee, and Ted Chiang.
12 full-color paintings inspired by the stories collected in Unfinished Tales by J.R.R. Tolkien, 4 each from Ted Nasmith, John Howe, and Alan Lee.
Captain Eva Innocente and the crew of La Sirena Negra are lured by promises of a big paycheck and a noble cause to help Eva's sister locate a missing scientist. Despite lingering trust issues, they set off across the universe, from the costume-filled halls of a never-ending convention to a dangerous bot-fighting arena. They ultimately find themselves at the last place Eva wants to see again - Garilia - where she experienced her most shameful and haunting failure.
Abandoned by her people, Queen Talyien's quest takes a turn for the worst as she stumbles upon a plot deeper and more sinister than she could have ever imagined, one that will displace her king and see her son dead. The road home beckons, strewn with a tangled web of deceit and impossible horrors that unearth the nation's true troubles - creatures from the dark, mad dragons, and men with hearts hungry for power.
192 pages. The cybernetic organism known as 812-3 is in prison, convicted of murdering a human worker. Falsely, it claims. With the evidence stacked against him, his lawyer, Aiya Ritsehrer, must determine grounds for an appeal and uncover the true facts of the case. But with artificial life-forms having only recently been awarded legal rights on Earth, the military complex on Europa is resistant to the implementation of these same rights on the Jovian moon.
Chava is a golem, a creature of clay brought to life by Kabbalistic magic. When her master dies at sea she arrives alone in 1899 New York. Ahmad is a jinni, a creature of fire trapped in an old copper flask. He is accidentally released by a tinsmith in a lower Manhattan shop.
As lycanthropes and undead battle, Karl is spirited away to the castle of a vampire queen. Meanwhile, Shawna finds short-lived refuge in a fortified village, where she learns that something has gone horribly wrong with the world in which she finds herself. Once, werewolves, vampires, and humans lived there harmoniously. Now every group is set against every other, and entire villages are being mysteriously emptied of people.
Guo Jing and his friends have walked into another trap. Tricked into boarding a unseaworthy barge by Apothecary Huang, the three will surely drown unless Lotus - who has overheard her father's plans - can find a way to save them. Yet even if they are to survive the voyage, Viper Ouyang is determined to have his revenge on Guo Jing for getting the better of his nephew, and bent on becoming the most powerful master of the wulin. And Yang Kang, who Guo Jing has come to trust, has yet to reveal the full extent of his treachery.
The Doctor, Harry and Sarah Jane Smith arrive at a remote Scottish island, when their holiday is cut short by the appearance of strange creatures - hideous scarecrows, who are preying on the local population. The islanders are living in fear, and the Doctor vows to save them all. But it doesn't go to plan - the time travellers have fallen into a trap, and Scratchman is coming for them.
A planet of lush forests, precarious mountains, and towering, petrified trees, Batuu is the last settled world before the mysterious expanse of Wild Space. Its largest settlement, Black Spire Outpost, harbours rogues, smugglers, and adventurers. Vi, a Resistance spy on the run from the First Order, is hardly a welcome guest. And when a shuttle full of stormtroopers lands in her wake, determined to root her out, she has no idea where to find help.
Prequel to MINECRAFT DUNGEONS. Archie only ever wanted a place to call home but he finds himself shunned by all. As he wanders through deep forests and up craggy mountains, he stumbles upon a dark cavern - with a sinister secret waiting inside. Archie discovers an object which whispers to him promises of power: the Orb of Dominance. But is it named for the way Archie uses it - or is it using him?
Shadow Wing is desperate for direction and leadership - and they find both in the iron will of Major Keize, their former commander and Yrica Quell's one-time mentor. As battle lines blur, Alphabet Squadron finds itself not only fighting their resurgent foes, but their leader's own deadly shadow.
The Beta Garmon system occupies the most direct and only viable route to the Solar System and Terra. To break it, Horus assembles a war host of incredible proportions and Titans in untold numbers. But the Imperium understands the importance of Beta Garmon too. A massive army is arrayed, comprised of near numberless Army cohorts and a mustering of Titans to challenge even the martial might of the Warmaster.
Philippa Georgiou, ruler of the Terran Empire, forced to take refuge in the Federation's universe, bides her time until Section 31, a rogue spy force within Starfleet, offers her a chance to work as their agent. When a young Trill, Emony Dax, discovers a powerful interstellar menace, Georgiou recognizes it as a superweapon that escaped her grasp in her own universe.
The Dark Lady and her forces now work in the shadows as both the Horde and Alliance, including her own sister, Alleria, race to uncover her next move. Struggling to shoulder the crushing weight of leadership, King Anduin entrusts the void elf and High Exarch Turalyon to uncover Sylvanas's whereabouts..
Three new novellas set in the world of the perennially popular Judge Dredd villains, the Dark Judges. There's been a coup at the Hall of Justice; Judge Death and his strange cult have seized control. In time, the world will become a graveyard, a charnel pit for billions. In time, a tiny few will be all that remains, fighting back against the terrible, rotting "greys" until none are left and the Dark Judges rule over a dead landscape. But first must come the fall...
Raised by damaged adults - a con-man grandfather and a manipulative grandmother, a violent, drunken father and a mother who was repeatedly institutionalized - Joe grew up in abject poverty, living in slums and projects when not on the road, crisscrossing the country in his father's desperate attempts to escape the consequences of his past. And even though his creativity brought him success, he could not escape a dark and shocking secret that hung over his family's past, a violent truth that he uncovered over the course of decades involving mass murder.
Young adult. 13 years after she left, Izzy is returning to Batuu. She's been hired to deliver a mysterious parcel, and she just wants to finish the job and get gone. But upon arrival at Black Spire Outpost she runs smack into the one person who still means something to her after all this time: Jules. Despite the immediate attraction,Izzy hesitates. How can she drag this good-hearted man into the perilous life she's chosen?
Captain James T. Kirk and the Enterprise crew escort Spock's father, Ambassador Sarek of Vulcan, to a dilithium-rich planet called Akiron. They arrive to find this world under siege by creatures that some of the planet's denizens believe are demons. Sarek orders Kirk to abandon the mission, but the young captain won't turn his back on people in danger.
Tie-in to new HBO movie. 1954. When his father Montrose goes missing, 22 year old Army veteran Atticus travels to the manor of Mr. Braithwhite - heir to the estate that owned one of Atticus's ancestors. Atticus discovers his father in chains, held prisoner by a secret cabal named the Order of the Ancient Dawn - led by Samuel Braithwhite and his son Caleb - which has gathered to orchestrate a ritual that shockingly centers on Atticus.
Young adult. It's been a few years since Poe's mother passed away, and Poe and his father, who was a pilot for the Rebellion, have had more and more trouble connecting. Not sure what he wants to do with his life, teenage Poe runs away from home to find adventure, and to figure out what kind of man he is meant to be.
In the cloisters of Holy Terra, a plot is afoot to create sedition and carnage in advance of the Horus's armies. Taking matters into his own hands, Malcador the Sigillite seeks to put a stop to any insurrection but discovers a plot that he will need all of his cunning and battlecraft to overcome.
His vengeance against the Gods of Olympus years behind him, Kratos now lives as a man in the realm of Norse gods and monsters. It is in this harsh, unforgiving world that he must fight to survive... and teach his son to do the same.
Captain Janeway of the USS Voyager reveals her career in Starfleet, from her first command to her epic journey through the Delta Quadrant leading to her rise to the top as vice-admiral in Starfleet Command.
What was once the Resistance army is now a handful of wounded heroes. From the jungles of Ryloth to the shipyards of Corellia, the shadow of the First Order looms large, and those with the bravery to face the darkness are scattered and isolated. If hope is to survive, the Resistance must journey throughout the galaxy, seeking out more leaders.
The Ascendancy is home to the enigmatic Chiss and the Nine Ruling Families that lead them. After a baffling attack it dispatches one of its brightest young military officers to root out the unseen assailants - a recruit born of no title, but adopted into the powerful family of the Mitth and given the name Thrawn. As Thrawn's first command probes deeper into the vast stretch of space his people call the Chaos, he realizes that the mission he has been given is not what it seems.