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.
On the eve of the planet Ileri's historic vote to join the Commonwealth, the assassination of a government minister threatens to shatter everything. Private investigator Noo Okereke and spy Meiko Ogawa join forces with police chief Toiwa to investigate - and discover clues that point disturbingly toward a threat humanity thought they had escaped. A threat that could destroy Ileri and spark an interplanetary war... unless the disparate team can work together to solve the mystery.
High school dropout Alex is, at age 20, the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. But at her hospital bed, she is offered a second chance: to attend Yale on a full ride. What's the catch, and why her? She arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale's secret societies. She doesn't yet realize that their occult activities are more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive. They tamper with forbidden magic. They raise the dead. And, sometimes, they prey on the living.
Felicity Staples is a journalist for a midsize New York City paper who is researching the story of the murder of a young woman, a real estate agent. Then she spots the killer on the subway, right before he vanishes. Soon, Felicity senses her entire universe has shifted - that in her pursuit of Madison's killer, she followed him into a different dimension - one where everything about her existence is slightly altered.
Doctor Jens' workday begins when she jumps out of perfectly good space ships and continues with developing treatments for sick alien species she's never seen before. But Dr. Jens is about to discover an astonishing mystery: two ships, one ancient and one new, locked in a deadly embrace. The crew is suffering from an unknown ailment and the shipmind is trapped in an inadequate body, much of her memory pared away.
Ceda and Emre sail for their ancestral home to bring the traitor, Hamid, to justice. To their horror, they discover that the desert tribes have united under Hamid's banner. In Sharakhai, meanwhile, the blood mage, Davud, examines the strange gateway between worlds, hoping to find a way to close it. And King Ihsan hunts for Meryam, but always finds himself two steps behind.
Two centuries from now humanity has established a SETI library on the moon to decipher and interpret the many messages from alien societies we have discovered. The most intriguing messages are from complete artificial intelligences. Ruth, a beginner Librarian, must talk to alien minds - who have aggressive agendas of their own. She opens doors into strangeness beyond imagination - and in her quest for understanding nearly gets killed.
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.
When her twin brother goes missing in Northern California, Vivian Owens follows his trail to the town of Mount Wookey, home to the followers of Telos: a mountain-worshipping cult that offers spiritual fulfilment to those who seek it. While trying to navigate the town's bizarre inhabitants and the seductive preaching of the initiates of Telos, Vivian will have to confront questions about herself, her family, and everything she thinks she knows about the world.
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.
It's been centuries since the robots of Panga gained self-awareness and laid down their tools; centuries since they wandered, en masse, into the wilderness, never to be seen again; centuries since they faded into myth and urban legend. One day, the life of a tea monk is upended by the arrival of a robot, there to honor the old promise of checking in. The robot cannot go back until the question of "what do people need?" is answered.
Series conclusion. England is under attack. Chaos reigns. Northumbria, the last kingdom, is threatened by armies from all sides, by land and sea - and only one man stands in their way. Torn between loyalty and sworn oaths, the warrior king Lord Uhtred of Bebbanburg faces his greatest ever battle - and prepares for his ultimate fate...
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.
Young knight Pal is one of the most respected members of Lord Jon's Hall of Champions. Pal is also a Maker, one who can repair the tools the Ancients had left - sometimes. Moreover, he has learned to use his warrior dog's ability to predict motion better than any human could, an ability that has saved his skin and won the day more than once. Now, Pal will need all his talent to deal with the monsters the Waste throws at him - and to deal with his fellow humans.
Gemma Ripley has a reputation for being a pampered princess more interested in pretty gowns, sparkling jewelry, and other frivolous things than learning how to rule the kingdom of Andvari. But Gemma is, in fact, a powerful mind magier - and a spy. She is undercover, trying to figure out who is stealing large amounts of tearstone from one of the Ripley royal mines when she encounters her mortal enemy, the handsome Prince Leonidas Morricone of Morta.
Featuring stories by Eric Flint, Tim Sayeau, Robert Noxon, Griffin Barber, Bjorn Hasseler, Clair Kiernan, Margo Ryor, Mark Huston, Robert Waters, Phillip Riviezzo, Jack Carroll, Terry Howard, Tim Roesch, Sarah Hays, Mike Watson, Iver P. Cooper, Kerryn Offord, Rick Boatright, Brad Banner, Anne Keener, Jackie Britton Lopatin, Bjorn Hasseler, David Carrico, and Tim Sayeau.
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.
On Hella the trees are mile-high, the dinosaur herds are huge, and the weather is so extreme the colonists have to migrate twice a year to escape the blistering heat of summer and the atmosphere-freezing cold of winter. When an overburdened starship arrives, an emotionally challenged young man - with an implant that gives him real-time access to the colony's computer network - becomes the link between the established colonists and the refugees from a ravaged Earth.
Even with two thrones held by women, there are still those who cling to the old ways and are determined to bring them back. Now into this struggle comes a darker power. Delnamal, the former King of Aalwell, may have lost his battle to undo the spell that gave women reproductive control, but he has gained a terrible and deadly magic - and he uses these new abilities to raise an army the likes of which the world has never seen.
Humanity is struggling to hold out against a hostile takeover by an alien race that claims to be on a religious mission to bring all sentient life to its God at the End of Time. But while billions of cocooned humans fill the holds of the Olyix's deadly arkships, humankind is playing an even longer game than the aliens may have anticipated. Will a plan millennia in the making finally be enough to defeat this seemingly unstoppable enemy? And what secrets are the Olyix truly hiding in their most zealously protected stronghold?
Tiv Hunt now spends her days helping the last remaining survivors of Jai. Yasira has become deeply ill, debilitated by her Outside exposure, and she struggles to keep breathing let alone lead a revolution. Hunted by the Gods, and Akavi, the disgraced angel, Yasira and Tiv them must delve further than ever before into the maddening mysteries of their fractured planet.
Every great city has a soul. Some are as ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York City? She's got six. But every city also has a dark side. A roiling, ancient evil stirs in the halls of power, threatening to destroy the city and her six newborn avatars unless they can come together and stop it once and for all.
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.
An anthology of gender-bent, race-bent, LGBTQIA+, and inclusive retellings of the Arthurian legends, from the Lady of the Lake reimagined as an albino Ugandan sorceress to Excalibur rediscovered as a baseball bat that grants a washed-up minor leaguer a fresh shot at glory. Includes stories from Ken Liu, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Alex Segura and many more.
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..
Over the years, the adventures of superheroines Aveda Jupiter and Evie Tanaka have become the stuff of legend - and now they'll be immortalized in their very own TV show! The pair head to LA for filming. When the drama on set takes a turn for the supernatural, Evie and Aveda must balance their celebrity commitments with donning their superhero capes again to investigate.
Emmogene Anderson was taken to the Visitors as a teenager and was experimented upon by the alien invaders. She carries within her body a semi-functional alien device that allows her to control other people. Until recently, she was serving a prison sentence for aiding and abetting the enemy. That is, until she was broken out by her obsessive ex-lover, Anthony Krieg, a former commando for the Visitors' forces, physically enhanced but mentally unstable. Now, Nathan Foster and his 14-year-old nephew, Ben, are tasked with bringing the pair to justice.
Poppy, who speaks the languages of wild things, travels east to the mountains with the wheeled and elephantine beast Lyoobov. He's seeking answers to the mysteries of his birth, and the origins of the fallen world in which he lives. Up in the glacial peaks, among a strange, mountainous people, a Juniper Tree takes Poppy deep into her roots and shows him the true stories of the people who made his world, people he thought were only myths.
Aaron Decker's life changes one December morning when his wife Allison is killed. Haunted by her absence - and her ghost - Aaron goes through her belongings, where he finds a receipt for a motel room in another part of the country. Piloted by grief and an increasing sense of curiosity, Aaron embarks on a journey to discover what Allison had been doing in the weeks prior to her death.Yet Aaron is unprepared to discover the dark secrets Allison kept, the death and horror that make up the tapestry of her hidden life.
When the Wild Card virus touched Theodorus and transformed him into a monstrous snail centaur weighing several tons, he did not abandon his dream of leaving the planet. And he comes to view the moon as a joker homeland, a refuge where the outcast children of the Wild Card could make a place of their own, safe from hate and harm. He never dreamt that the Moon was already inhabited. And Aarti, the Moon Maid, did not want company.
2142: 40 years after Earth's near-collision with the asteroid Sessho-seki, Akira Kimura, the scientist responsible for eliminating the threat, feels her safety is under threat. She reaches out to her former head of security, who has since become a police detective. But when the detective arrives at her deep-sea home and finds her methodically dismembered, this detective will risk everything - his career, his family, even his own life - to delve back into the past to find her killer.
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.
BC author. Winner Locus Horror Award. 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.
Misanthropic psychologist Dr. Grace Park is placed on a survey ship to observe the crew, the 13 human specialists who are to assess a planet's colonization potential. But she prefers the company of the ship's androids. Then, shortly after landing, all are trapped on the ship by a radiation storm. And the crew begins to fall prey to insanity and the androids begin to behave strangely.
A story set in an age after the world has burned, which explores whether humankind can change the paths we seem fated to follow.
The Iron City is a prison, a maze, an industrial blight. It is the result of a war that saw the Goblins grind the Fae beneath their collective boot heels. And tonight, it is also a city that churns with life. Tonight the stories of a number of characters are twisting together, wrapped up around a single bag of Dust - the only drug that can still fuel Fae magic - and its fate and theirs will change the Iron City forever.
In the Mongol-ruled China of 1345, when the peasant Zhu family's eighth-born son, Zhu Chongba, is given a fate of greatness, everyone is mystified as to how it will come to pass. The fate of nothingness received by the family's clever and capable second daughter, on the other hand, is only as expected. Then, after a bandit attack orphans the two children, Zhu Chongba succumbs to despair and dies, and the girl assumes his identity and enters a monastery as a young male novice.
The Concord has been broken, and a war of magic engulfs the world. In France, the brilliant young battle-mage Napoleon Bonaparte has summoned a kraken from the depths, and under his command, the Army of the Dead have all but conquered Europe. But there is another, even darker war being fought beneath the surface: the first vampire war in hundreds of years.
Kandri and Mektu Hinjuman flee across the Ravenous Lands. They have killed the favorite son of Her Radiance the Prophet, and her death-priests and magical servants are hunting them day and night. But there are dangers even within their caravan. Some of their fellow travelers worship the Prophet in secret. Others, including Mektu, have become obsessed with a bejeweled dagger that seems to afflict its owners with madness or death.
The Colony is a race of intelligent ants who for millenia have been silently building an army that would forever eradicate the destructive, oppressive humans. The final step in the Colony's war effort is transforming the surface animals into high-functioning two-legged beings who rise up to kill their masters. Former housecat turned war hero, Mort(e) is famous for taking on the most dangerous missions and fighting the dreaded human bio-weapon EMSAH. But the true motivation behind his recklessness is his ongoing search for a pre-transformation friend - a dog named Sheba.
This year, in the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice coincides with a solar eclipse, an event condemned by the Sun Priest as an unbalancing of the world. Meanwhile, a ship launches from a distant city bound for Tova and set to arrive on the solstice. The captain of the ship, Xiala, is a disgraced Teek whose song can calm the waters around her as easily as it can warp a man's mind. Her ship carries one passenger. Described as harmless, the passenger, Serapio, is a young man, blind, scarred, and cloaked in destiny.
In the Homestead Territories, an alliance of plantation-inspired holdings, Black labour is imported from the Cradle, and Biracial "Muleseeds" are bred. Raised in captivity on Planting 437, kitchen-seed Jellybean "Ji-ji" Lottermule knows there is only one way to escape. She must enter the annual Freedom Race as a runner.
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.
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...
The Tower in the fief of Candallar, created to protect Elantra against Shadow, is now lordless. Dragon Bellusdeo wants to captain the Tower and continue a war she'll never be able to abandon. But Sedarias, leader of the Barrani cohort, wants the Tower for the cohort. And Barrani and Dragons don't negotiate, even when they're living under the same roof. Thus the Tower is vulnerable for the first time in centuries. More than ever, Kaylin needs her friends to work together if they're going to be able to stop the threat to Elantra.
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.
Elaine of Shalott, alone of the participants in the Arthurian myth, carries the burden of knowing what is to come. On the mystical isle of Avalon, she runs free and learns of the ancient prophecies surrounding her and her friends - countless possibilities, almost all of them tragic. And then, when their future comes to claim them, she must decide how far she will go to change destiny - and what she is willing to sacrifice along the way.
The Caspian Republic is the last sanctuary for the human race in a world run by artificial intelligence. When a Party propagandist is killed - and is discovered as a "machine" - Agent Nikolai South is assigned to chaperone the widow, Lily, who has arrived to claim her husband's remains. Then South sees that she, the first "machine" ever allowed into the country, bears an uncanny resemblance to his own late wife, and he's thrown into a maelstrom of betrayal, murder, and conspiracy.
The Bennett family - artist parents and two precocious children - have left the city for a new home in upstate New York, an hour from the nearest city, a mile from the nearest house. But none of the Bennetts expect what lies waiting in the woods. The mother must finally find a way to communicate with - not just resist - this unknown entity that is coming to her family, calling to them from the land, in the earth, beneath the trees ... and in their minds.
The kenta gates no longer work for the Kettral. In order to save the disintegrating Annurian empire, one of the surviving Kettral must voyage beyond the edge of the known world through a land that warps and poisons all living things to find the nesting ground of the giant war hawks. Meanwhile, a monk turned con-artist may hold the secret to the kenta gates. But time is running out. Deep within the southern reaches of the empire an ancient god-like race has begun to stir.
Idris has neither aged nor slept since they remade him in the war, a member of the fighting elite, an enhanced human who could communicate mind-to-mind with the enemy. Now he scrapes by on a freelance salvage vessel, to avoid the attention of greater powers. The alien aggressors, the Architects, have disappeared - leaving Idris and his kind obsolete. But now, 50 years later, Idris and his crew have found something strange, abandoned in space.
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.
The future is blue. Endless blue...except for a few small places that float across the hot, drowned world left behind by long-gone fossil fuel-guzzlers. In one such place, called Garbagetown, Tetley Abednego is the most beloved girl there - but she's the only one who knows it. Then Tetley discovers a new friend, a terrible secret, and more to her world than she ever expected.
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.
Former street rat Buc has claimed a seat on the board of Kanados Trading Company, as a first step toward her goal of destroying the gods who make many people's lives miserable. Standing in Buc's way are Servenza's ruler and her mysterious ally, the murderous Sicarii. As the gods and their worshippers search for a missing artifact that holds the key to unending power and people disappear from the streets of Servenza in ever-increasing numbers, Buc faces her enemies.
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. If they live, they fight again. If they die, well, there are always more.
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.
Long ago, something sinister, something hungry, walked in the tunnels and the mountains and the coal mines of their hometown in rural Pennsylvania. Now, Nate and Maddie Graves are married, and they have moved back to their hometown with their son, Oliver. And now what happened long ago is happening again . . . and it is happening to Oliver.
26 year old Daley has a problem: she's got this voice in her head. At first she fears she has become schizophrenic, but then discovers that she can now cure people of the incurable. Retreating to a remote town in the southwest desert to hone her healing skills, she runs afoul of an obscure cult that worships the Visitors who inhabited the area millions of years ago and believe Daley is the prophesied "Duad" who will undo all their efforts. She must be eliminated.
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.
In Africa, the Grik General Esshk has escaped defeat to build a new army and new weapons. In South America, the twisted Don Hernan has struck a deal with the fascist League, and Victor Gravois is finally assembling the awesome fleet of modern ships he's always craved. Undermined by treachery on a stunning scale, Matt Reddy must still steam his battered old ship halfway around the world, scraping up what forces he can along the way, and confront the mightiest armada the world has ever seen in a fiery duel to the death.
Created to die, determined to live. Jack Four - one of twenty human clones - has been created to be sold. His purchasers are the alien prador and they only want him for their experimentation program. But there is something different about Jack. No clone should possess the knowledge that's been loaded into his mind. And no normal citizen of humanity's Polity worlds would have this information.
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.
Three years ago, Ilona Magyr's father, Miklos, disappeared while exploring the seas of Neptune. Everyone believes he is dead--crushed, frozen, or boiled alive in Neptune's turbulent seas. With legendary space explorer Derek Humbolt piloting her ship and planetary scientist Jan Meitner guiding the search, Ilona Magyr knows she will find her father--alive--on Neptune. But then she and her team discover the wreckage of an alien ship deep in Neptune's ocean.
A deluxe illustrated commemorative collection of Bradbury's finest crime stories.
Fifteen years have passed since the end of the war with demons. Olive Paper and Darin Bales have grown up in this new peaceful world. But when Olive and Darin step across the wards one night, they learn the demons are not all gone, and those that remain hunger for revenge. Events are set in motion that only prophecy can foresee as Olive and Darin seek to find their own places in the world in time to save it again.
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.
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.
A collection of 19 of her stories.
After the virus 6DM wipes out the human race in November 2022, one woman, a Londoner, appears to have survived. Was she the only one who was immune? With a cowardly golden retriever nicknamed 'Lucky', she sets off on a journey across the country to discover if she is really the last person left alive.
When Owen and the MHI team discover that one of Isaac Newton's Ward Stones is being auctioned off by Reptoids who live deep beneath Atlanta, they decide to steal the magical super weapon and use it to destroy Asag once and for all. But before the stone can be handed off, it is stolen by a mysterious thief with ties to MHI and the Vatican's Secret Guard.
Stories of military sf from David Weber, Larry Correia, Wen Spencer, Tony Daniel, Christopher Ruocchio, and many more!
The Sentinels narrowly escaped the collapsing edge of the Divide. They have mustered a few other surviving Sentinels, but with no engines they have no way to leave the edge of the universe before they starve. Adequin Rake has gathered a team to find the materials they'll need to get everyone out.
Late one night, fate brings together DJ Aspirin and ten-year-old Alyona. After he tries to save her from imminent danger, she ends up at his apartment. But in the morning sinister doubts set in. Who is Alyona? A young con artist? A plant for a nefarious blackmailer? Or perhaps a long-lost daughter Aspirin never knew existed? Whoever this mysterious girl is, she now refuses to leave. A game of cat-and-mouse has begun.
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.
A fellow U.S. Marshal asks Anita Blake to fly to a tiny community in Michigan's Upper Peninsula on an emergency consult. When she arrives, there is plenty of proof that a young wereleopard killed his uncle in the most gruesome and bloody way possible. As the mounting evidence points to him, a warrant of execution is already under way. But something seems off about the murder.
Meet Detective Zaniel Havelock, a man with the special ability to communicate directly with angels. A former trained Angel speaker, he's now a cop who is still working on the side of angels. But where there are angels, there are also demons. And there's no question that there's evil at work when he's called in to examine the murder scene of a college student.
After his breakdown Shaw is getting himself back together. He has an on-off affair with Victoria, a doctor's daughter. But Shaw has got himself involved in a conspiracy theory that, on dark nights by the river, seems less and less theoretical...Meanwhile, Victoria is up in the Midlands, renovating her dead mother's house. But what, exactly, happened to her mother? Why has the local waitress disappeared into a shallow pool in a field behind the house? And why is the town so obsessed with that old Victorian morality tale, The Water Babies?
Al MacBharrais is part of a global network of sigil agents, so when a fellow agent disappears under sinister circumstances in Australia, Al travels to the Dandenong Ranges in Victoria to solve the mystery. But the trail to his colleague begins to pile up with bodies at alarming speed.
After discovering her magical ability to see people's souls, Alice Wyndham only wants three things: to return to the Rookery, join the House Mielikki and master her magic, and find out who she really is.But when the secrets of Alice's past threaten her plans, and the Rookery begins to crumble around her, she must decide how far she's willing to go to save the city and people she loves.
Barista, activist, and were-monkey Maya McQueen was well on her way to figuring herself out. Well, part of the way. 25% of the way. If you squint. But now the Bay Area is being shaken up. Occupy Wall Street has come home to roost; and on the supernatural side there's disappearances, shapeshifter murders, and the city's spirit trying to find its guardian.
Amid the whir of city life, a young woman from Harlem is drawn into the glittering underworld of Manhattan, where she's hired to use her knives to strike fear among its most dangerous denizens.Ten years later, Phyllis LeBlanc has given up everything - not just her own past, and Dev, the man she loved, but even her own dreams.Still, the ghosts from her past are always by her side - and history has appeared on her doorstep to threaten the people she keeps in her heart.
Turner Falls is a small tourist town nestled in the hills of central Oregon. When an inexplicable outbreak rapidly develops, this idyllic town becomes the epicenter of an epidemic of violence. Here is what a team of misfits can accomplish as they fight to live through one night.
Black Herran was a dread demonologist. She assembled the six most fearsome warriors to captain her armies: a necromancer, a vampire lord, a demigod, an orcish warleader, a pirate queen, and a twisted alchemist. But on the eve of total conquest she abandoned her army. Now, 40 years later, she must bring her former captains back together for one final stand, in the small town of Tarnbrooke.
The Altenerai corps has suffered grievous casualties, and Elenai's hearthstone and her source of sorcerous power has been shattered. She and her friends have no choice but to join with the most unlikely of allies. Their goal is to find the queen's hiding place and somehow stop her before she wakes the goddess who will destroy them all.
When Mathias discovers it's his destiny to save the world, he dives in head first, pulling his best friend Aaslo along for the ride. But the going gets rough and folks start to believe their best chance for survival is to surrender to the forces of evil, which isn't how the prophecy goes. At all. As the list of allies grows thin, and the friends find themselves staring death in the face they must decide how to become the heroes they were destined to be or, failing that, how to survive.
L.A. is gripped by a viral epidemic that has everyone wearing masks and keeping their distance from each other. But what's even more frightening is the Shoggot gang and their leader, King Bullet, who revels in the city's collapse. What King wants seems simple on its face: Chaos. Destruction. A city in flames. But there's more to the King and his plans for L.A. and what Stark discovers will change Heaven, Earth, and Stark himself forever.
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.
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.
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.
Summer, 1976. Jesse and his brother, Edgar, are rovers, nearly indestructible nocturnal beings who must consume human blood in order to survive. They lurk on the fringes of society, roaming from town to town, dingy motel to dingy motel, stalking the transients, addicts, and prostitutes they feed on. But now they encounter a young woman who disrupts their grim routine, forcing Jesse to confront his past and plunging his present into deadly chaos as he finds himself scrambling to save her life.
For generations the empire has spread across the world, nigh-unstoppable in their advance. Its power depends on its automata, magically animated and programmed with sigils and patterns painted in mystical pigments. A symbol-painter - themselves a colonial subject - is frustrated in their work when their supply of Phoenix Extravagant dries up, and sets out to find the source. What they'll discover is darker than anything they could have imagined.
Assassin Cassandra Marius knows Leo Villius's secret - one that could thwart his ambitions to conquer Kisia. But her time in Empress Hana's body is running out and each attempt they make to exploit Leo's weakness may be playing into his plans. And, as Leo's control over the Levanti emperor grows, Dishiva e'Jaroven is caught in his web. To successfully challenge him, she'll have to decide how many of her people are worth sacrificing in order to win.
Fenra Lowens has been a working Practitioner, using the magic of healing ever since she graduated from the White Court and left the City to live in the Outer Modes. When one of her patients, Arlyn Albainil, is summoned to the City to execute the final testament of a distant cousin, she agrees to help him. Arlyn suspects the White Court wants to access his cousin's Practitioner's vault. Arlyn can't ignore the summons: he knows the vault holds an artifact so dangerous he can't allow it to be freed.
Queen Victoria has given the order for her agents to move against the Secret Service - to eliminate the fledgling organization with extreme prejudice. Newbury, Veronica and Bainbridge are forced to face up to the truth that the Queen no longer represents the best interests of the Empire. Now they must enact a desperate plan to break Prince Edward out of Bedlam and install him on the throne in the Queen's stead.
Acclaimed artist Arantza Sestayo gives us twelve never-before-seen views of Westeros and beyond, plus a bonus fold-out poster.
Since losing her great love to the Queen of the Sainted Isles, Arden must fulfil an impossible promise before she can return home - she must complete the dangerous Rite that will return Jonah's spirit to the abyssal Court of the Deepwater King. This sets her off on a journey far out at sea to find believers of the old religion on the oil-slick and mysterious islands beyond the horizon.
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.
In the forests of the Wild, Chandni faces a choice that will transform her or destroy her. Far above, her two sons are reunited at last and forced to confront their true origins. Meanwhile, Pari Tanzanite is on a desperate journey to the source of her world's magic. She will discover unimaginable secrets - secrets that will change the rules completely.
When out-of-work math teacher Ethan McCloud is sent a mysterious box, he and his ex-girlfriend begin to unravel a mystery 10,000 years in the making - and he is the last hope to discovering the world's greatest conspiracy. Chased by both the Six-Fingered Man and the Council of David, Ethan must survive the chase - and find the truth.
With the help of his newfound sister, friends both old and new, and some enemies, too, Fergus needs to find the rest of the ancient alien artifact he discovered -- and destroy the pieces before anyone can reassemble the original and open a multi-dimensional door between Earth and a vast, implacable, alien swarm of devourers.
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.
The True Father has built a powerful army that can only be stopped by Nethersong. Former assassin Kyara will discover that she is not the only Nethersinger. She will need to join the others to harness a power that can save or end Elsira. But time is of the essence and they may not be ready by the time the True Father strikes.
To fulfill a final promise to her best friend, Mel travels to Morgan's Gap, in the shadows of the Appalachian Mountains. Here, with every taste of sweet honey and tart blackberries, the wildwood twines further into Mel's broken heart. But a threat lingers in the woods - one that may have something to do with Sarah's untimely death and that has now set its sight on Mel.
For 30 years a tiny band of humans has been sheltering in the caverns of an airless, crater-pocked world. Beyond their solar system lie the ruins of human interstellar civilization, stalked by a ruthless, infinitely patient cybernetic entity determined to root out the last few bands of survivors. When a lone human ship blunders into their system, threatening their exposure, Miguel de Ruyter embarks on a desperate, near-suicide mission to prevent catastrophe.
A UN relief team in a small village in the Congo makes an alarming discovery. An unknown force is leveling the evolutionary playing field. Men, women, and children have been reduced to a dull, catatonic state. The environment surrounding them - plants and animals - has grown more cunning and predatory, evolving at an exponential pace. The insidious phenomenon is spreading from a cursed site in the jungle known to locals as the Kingdom of Bones.
The Ganymede facility is a fresh start. At least that's what Senna tells herself when she arrives to take part in a cutting-edge scientific treatment in which participants have traumatic memories erased. But almost as soon as the treatment begins, Senna finds more than just her traumatic memories disappearing. She hardly recognizes her new life or herself. Even though the cure might justify the side effects of the process, Senna knows that something isn't right.
A powerful artifact, the sword known as "Cutter" has started wars, corrupted its users, and spilled the blood of many, many people. Nonetheless - or maybe because of that - the rogue Jarlaxle and a small group of friends will go on an expedition looking for the weapon's last wielder, Doum'wielle, in the freezing north, for she may be the key to unlocking the sword's potential...and perhaps the key to preventing the bloodshed looming over the Underdark.
Born in a barren, altered future world, Eban has lived in hiding all his life without ever understanding why. After his mother's death, he retreated into the northern Appalachians with Judy, the only other woman he has ever known. But as the years passed and Judy suffered multiple miscarriages, she began to wonder what happened to the cities their parents fled, where a strange sickness is said to have spread among those who stayed behind.
For generations, the forests of Ixachipan have echoed with the clash of weapons, as nation after nation has fallen to the Empire of Songs - and to the unending, magical music that binds its people together. Now, only two free tribes remain. The Empire is not their only enemy. Monstrous, scaled predators lurk in rivers and streams, with a deadly music of their own. As battle looms, fighters on both sides must decide how far they will go for their beliefs and for the ones they love.
After more than five hundred years of exile, the heir to the empyre is wary about his sudden reassignment to active duty on the Goblin War's front lines. His assignment to rescue an outpost leads to a dead-end canyon deep inside enemy territory, and his suspicion turns to dread when he discovers the stronghold does not exist. But whoever went to the trouble of planning his death to look like a casualty of war did not know he would be assigned to the Seventh Sikaria Auxiliary Squadron.
2072. At the lunar farside radio observatory, a radio broadcast is detected, similar to 1940s Earth broadcasts, but in an unknown language, coming from Proxima Centauri. While the nations of Earth debate making first contact, they learn that the Proximans are facing an extinction-level disaster, forcing a decision: will Earth send a ship on a multiyear trip to provide aid?
ROVERANDOM,, FARMER GILES OF HAM, THE ADVENTURES OF TOM BOMBADIL, LEAF BY NIGGLE and SMITH OF WOOTTON MAJOR in one volume, fully illustrated throughout by Alan Lee.
The unstoppable team that crews the Near-Earth Orbital Guard vessel Zuma's Ghost is being pulled apart. Their commander and Master Chief are both retiring - so Jenks is getting promoted, a new commander is joining them, and a fresh-faced spacer is arriving. At the same time, a seemingly untouchable coalition is attempting to take over trade with the Trappist colonies and start a war with the NeoG. When the crew of Zuma's Ghost gets involved, they end up as targets of this ruthless enemy.
In Tregard, Empress Melanna Saranal struggles to protect a throne won at great cost. In Tressia, Lord Protector Viktor Droshna seeks to restore all he's lost through forbidden means. And as the sins of the past are once more laid bare, every road will lead to war.
China: 1200 A.D. Guo Jing is at last forced to make a choice between loyalty to the land of his birth and keeping faith with Genghis Khan, who has been like a father to him. When it comes to matters of the heart, troubled waters stir there as well when Guo Jin's love for Lotus Huang is tested when he becomes convinced that her father has murdered someone dear to him.
With nothing left to lose, Citizen Brock is determined to become a new hero for the new age, while Citizeness Savine must turn her talents from profit to survival before she can claw her way to redemption. Orso will find that when the world is turned upside down, no one is lower than a monarch. And in the bloody North, Rikke and her fragile Protectorate are running out of allies...while Black Calder gathers his forces and plots his vengeance.
A collection of her stories.
Sylv.ie is a fully sentient robot, designed to cater to her Husband's every whim. She lives alone on the top floor of his luxurious home, her existence barely tolerated by his human wife and concealed from their child. As Sylv.ie learns more about the world and becomes more aware of her place within it, something shifts inside her. Is she malfunctioning, as her Husband thinks, or coming into her own? As their interactions become increasingly fraught, she fears he might send her back to the factory for reprogramming.
1847. A disparate group of young American soldiers are bound to join General Winfield Scott's campaign against Santa Anna at Veracruz during the Mexican-American War. They never arrive. Or rather, they arrive somewhere else. They've been shipwrecked on a terrible, different Earth full of monsters and unimaginable enemies. Major Lewis Cayce, late of the 3rd US "Flying" Artillery, must unite these men to face their fears and myriad threats, armed with little more than flintlock muskets, a few pieces of artillery, and a worldview that spiritually and culturally rebels against virtually everything they encounter.
Spanning more than a century, criss-crossing across numerous places and many lives, Moreau's legacy grows, from gothic experiments to an event which changes the world. From the wharves of Victorian London to a boarding house with an inhuman resident, to an assassin on a twentieth-century train ordered to kill the one man who knows the truth to a diplomat whose mission to parley with beast-men will surely be her last, we follow secret skirmishes and hidden plots which emerge, eventually and violently, into the open.
For Jonathan and Mina Harker, there is darkness both within their marriage and without. As they wrestle with the right way to raise a child while still recovering from the trauma of their past lives, new evil is arising on the Continent. A naturalist is bringing a new species of bat back to London; two English gentlemen, on their separate tours of the continent, find a strange quixotic love for each other,and stumble into a calamity far worse than either has imagined; and the vestiges of something thought long-ago forgotten is, finally, beginning to stir...
Trapped on an alternate Earth, the combined crews of a crashed Russian spaceship, a British expeditionary force and a group of strays from the future must work together to survive, escape, and discover what led them to this point. The solar system has been altered, changed, shaped in the various realities, and the World Engineers - unspeakably powerful, completely unknown - are still active. Why have they populated this planet with humanity's ancestors and dinosaurs? What is on the moon of Saturn that gives off such an odd light? And even if they can be found, can they be stopped - and should they be?
Thirty years after Columbus and his crew are taken prisoner by the Inca, Atahualpa, the last Inca emperor, arrives in Europe in the ships stolen from Columbus. He finds a continent divided by religious and dynastic quarrels, the Spanish Inquisition, Luther's Reformation, capitalism, the miracle of the printing press, endless warmongering between the ruling monarchies, and constant threat from the Turks. Fortunately, he has a recent bestseller as a guidebook to acquiring power - Machiavelli's The Prince.
The classic Bradburys in one volume: THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES, FAHRENHEIT 451, DANDELION WINE and SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES.
After her capture at the hands of Grandmother and the Second Empire, Karigan G'ladheon is making halting progress towards recovery. She takes on increasingly dangerous missions, haunted by the specter of her torturer, Nyssa, and sinking ever further into the mire of her recollections of the past and the losses she's sustained.
Connecticut, 1666. An ancient spirit awakens in a dark wood. The wildfolk call him Father, slayer, protector. The colonists call him Slewfoot, demon, devil.To Abitha, a recently widowed outcast, alone and vulnerable in her pious village, he is the only one she can turn to for help. Together, they ignite a battle between pagan and Puritan - one that threatens to destroy the entire village, leaving nothing but ashes and bloodshed in their wake.
Darel, dragon knight and the new leader of Black Keep, must travel to the palace of the God-King to beg for the lives of his people. But in the capital of Narida, Marin and his warrior husband will be drawn into a palace coup, and Princess Tila will resort to murder to keep her hold on power.In the far reaches of the kingdom an heir in exile is hunted by assassins, rumours of a rival God-King abound, and daemonic forces from across the seas draw ever nearer..
Three tales a thousand years apart but each featuring a reincarnated trinity of souls, converge on the same cave in the Belizean jungle. Braided together are the stories of a pair of teenage twins who ascend the throne of a Maya kingdom; a young American woman on a trip of self-discovery in Belize; and two dangerous charismatics vying for the leadership of a new religion and racing toward a confrontation that will determine the fate of the few humans left on Earth after massive climate change.
It has always been Marca Nbaro's dream to achieve the near-impossible - escape her upbringing and venture into space. All it took to make her way onto the crew of the Greatship Athens was thousands of hours in simulators, dedication, and pawning or selling every scrap of her old life in order to forge a new one. But though she's made her way onboard with faked papers, leaving her old life - and scandals - behind isn't so easy. She may have just combined all the dangers of her former life, with all the perils of the new.
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.
A collection of stories from the author of THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM.
Clarke's selection of the year's best.
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.
The Montoyas are used to a life without explanations. They know better than to ask why the pantry never seems to run low or empty, or why their matriarch won't ever leave their home in Four Rivers - even for graduations, weddings, or baptisms. But when Orquidea Divina invites them to her funeral and to collect their inheritance, they hope to learn the secrets that she has held onto so tightly their whole lives.
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.
A Shirley Jackson tribute anthology, featuring Joyce Carol Oates, Josh Malerman, Paul Tremblay, Richard Kadrey, Stephen Graham Jones, Elizabeth Hand and more.
A historical fantasy saga based on the podcast Tumanbay. For Gregor, Master of the Palace Guard, the work of rooting out spies and traitors is never done. His brother, the great General Qulan, must quell a distant rebellion. Whilst Shajah, chief wife to the Sultan, is suspicious that her new maid Sarah is not who she claims to be. And a mysterious stranger arrives with a gift for the Sultan himself.
Occupied by the fanatical forces of the mysterious cult of Maya, corpses hang from the gallows, and citizens are flogged for next to nothing. Barakat, leader of the Inquisition, leads the purge. Gregor, former spymaster to the Sultan, lives in fear. Madu, heir to the throne, is opiated and installed as a puppet ruler. And Qulan, the great general, rots in prison.
Rory Thorne and her crew - former royal bodyguards, Thorsdottir and Zhang, and co-conspirator Jaed - encounter an abandoned ship registered under a false name, seemingly fallen victim to attack. As they investigate, they find evidence of vicious technology and arithmancy, alien and far beyond known capabilities. The only answer to all the destruction is the mysterious, and unexpected, cargo: a rose plant. One that reveals itself to be sentient - and designed as a massive biological weapon.
A legion of Malazan marines is on the march towards Silver Lake. responding to intelligence that indicates the tribes beyond the border are stirring. The marines aren't quite sure what they're going to be facing but, while the Malazan military has evolved and these are not the marines of old, one thing hasn't changed. They'll handle whatever comes at them. Or die tryingMeanwhile, in the high mountains, where dwell the tribes of the Teblor, a new warleader has risen.
The Hisparthan armies on the horizon are mighty, bolstered by divine champions, dread sorcerers, and gunpowder. But they're now facing a true army--one forged from all the peoples of the Lots. At its head is Fetching, in full command of the ruinous power that runs through her veins, and Jackal, armed with the blessings of a dead god. Yet Oats can't help but find his faith wavering. So when another path to peace beckons, he has no choice but to walk it.
A new galactic civilization has been established, based on space stations clustered around natural transit points: the outworlds. One Variant race, the Guerans, has made it a personal mission to locate any surviving colonies and bring them back into the human fold. Each person at birth receives the brainware that allows direct mental communication with a computer network spanning the outworlds, the outernet. But with that technology comes great risk.
A fresh post-apocalyptic anthology. The end of the world seen through the salvage and ruins. Featuring stories from China Mieville, Emily St John Mandel, Clive Barker, Charlie Jane Anders, Samuel R. Delaney, Ramsey Campbell, Lavie Tidhar, Nina Allan, Jeffrey Thomas, Paul Di Filippo and many more.
Guild-like Clans now have control over all the dark and illegal trades, from the awful surgeries of the Frankenstein Clan, to the shadowy and seductive Vampire Clan, to the dreaded purveyors of drugs and death, the Clan of Mummies. And there's always the Werewolf Clan, to keep order. Only one force stands opposed to the monster Clans: the superstrong, extremely sexy, quick-witted Hydes! Now London cop Daniel Carter is just one sip of Dr. Jekyll's Elixir away from joining their company.
When Julie's mother decides it's time to let go of the family home in a failing suburb and move to the city to be closer to work and her new beau, Julie runs, illegally, hoping to find and hide with the Volksgeist, a loose-knit culture of tramps, hoboes, senior citizens, artists, and never-do-wells who have elected to ride out the end of the world in their campers and converted vans, constantly on the move over the back roads of America.
In 1933, 9 year old Stella is left in the care of her grandmother, Motty, in the backwoods of Tennessee. Soon after she arrives, Stella wanders into a dark cavern where she encounters the family's personal god, an entity known as the Ghostdaddy. Years later, Stella - now a professional bootlegger - returns for Motty's funeral, and to check on the mysterious ten-year-old girl named Sunny that Motty adopted. Sunny appears innocent enough, but she is more powerful than Stella could imagine.
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.
176 pages. Amahle is a Light Chaser - one of a number of explorers, who travel the universe alone (except for their onboard AI), trading trinkets for life stories.But when she listens to the stories sent down through the ages she hears the same voice talking directly to her from different times and on different worlds. She comes to understand that something terrible is happening, and only she is in a position to do anything about it.And it will cost everything to put it right.
The story of how Duke Leto discovered a grand plot to betray the Imperium, and how he rose to prominence in the eyes of the Emperor. Surrounded by conspirators and would-be assassins, Leto Atreides will put his life, and the lives of his family, on the line for the sake of duty. This is the first book in a new prequel trilogy.
Lady Jessica has already betrayed her ancient order, but now she must decide if her loyalty to the Sisterhood is more important than the love of her own family. Meanwhile, events in the greater empire are accelerating beyond the control of even the Reverend Mother, and Lady Jessica's family is on a collision course with destiny.
The story of the Owens bloodline begins with Maria Owens, in the 1600s. Under the care of Hannah Owens, Maria learns about the "Nameless Arts." When Maria is abandoned by the man who has declared his love for her, she follows him to Salem, Massachusetts. Here she invokes the curse that will haunt her family. And it's here that she learns the rules of magic and the lesson that she will carry with her for the rest of her life.
Jane used to hunt vampires, but now she's their queen. She's holed up in the mountains with the Yellowrock Clan, enjoying a little peace, when a surprise attack on her people proves that trouble is brewing. Someone is using very old magic to launch a bid for power, and it's all tied to the place where Jane was first drawn into the world of Leo Pellissier - the city of New Orleans.
The darkness that endures beneath the earth... Arthur Machen, Algernon Blackwood, H. P. Lovecraft, M. R. James, Ramsey Campbell, Storm Constantine, Christopher Fowler, Alison Littlewood, Kim Newman, Reggie Oliver, Michael Marshall Smith, Karl Edward Wagner, and more!
Jade feels like she's trapped in a slasher film as tourists go missing and the tension between her community and the celebrity newcomers to the Indian Lake shore heads towards a tipping point, when she feels the killer will rise. Jade watches as the small town she knows and loves begins to head towards catastrophe as yachts compete with canoes and the celebrity rich change the landscape of what was designated park lands to develop what they call Terra Nova.
Two centuries after imprisoning Adair, Lanore is trying to atone for her sins. She has given away the treasures she's collected over her many lifetimes to purge her past and clear the way for a future with her new lover, ER doctor Luke Findley. But, while viewing these items at an exhibit in London, Lanore suddenly is aware that the thing she's been dreading for two hundred years has caught up to her. Adair has escaped from his prison. He's free...and he will come looking for her.
When Lord Edmund's infant son is kidnapped by the ruthless Alath Guild, he turns to the one person who is feared by even the most magically adept: Rosalind Featherstone, a.k.a. the Gutter Mage. But as Roz delves into the circumstances behind the child's disappearance, she uncovers an old enemy from her traumatic past and a long-brewing plot that could lead to the death of countless innocents, as well as the complete collapse of Penadorian society itself!
Instead of leading Wallace Price directly to the afterlife, the reaper that collected him from his funeral takes him to a small village, where there is a particular tea shop, run by a man named Hugo. Hugo is ferryman to souls who need to cross over. But Wallace isn't ready to abandon the life he barely lived. With Hugo's help he finally starts to learn about all the things he missed in life. When the Manager, a curious and powerful being, arrives at the tea shop and gives Wallace one week to cross over, Wallace sets about living a lifetime in seven days.
For nearly three decades the sun has not risen and vampires have waged war against humanity, building their eternal empire even as they tear down our own. Gabriel de Leaon is a silversaint: a member of a holy brotherhood dedicated to defending realm and church from the creatures of the night. But even the Silver Order could not stem the tide once daylight failed us, and now, only Gabriel remains.Imprisoned by the very monsters he vowed to destroy, the last silversaint is forced to tell his story.
It's instinct that drives Finn Malone to rescue a bunch of hard battling honey badgers. The Siberian tiger shifter just can't bear to see his fellow shifters harmed. But no way can Finn have a houseful of honey badgers when he also has two brothers with no patience. Things just go from bad to worse when the badgers rudely ejected from his home turn out to be the only ones who can help him solve a family tragedy.
The city of Ora uses a complex living network called the Gleaming to surveil its inhabitants and maintain harmony. Anima is one of the cloistered extrasensory humans tasked with watching over Ora's citizens. Although aer world is restricted to what aer can see and experience through the Gleaming, Anima takes pride and comfort in keeping Ora safe from all harm.All that changes when a mysterious visitor enters the city carrying a cabinet of curiosities from around the world, with a story attached to each item.
To fight a new, deadly disease, two scientists are sent back in time to the last ice age to get blood samples. Upon arrival, one scientist is killed and the other calls for help - but her rescuers are part of a cabal that created the disease and now wants to cash in on it - only she knows, and so she must die.
Following her brother's death and her mother's emotional breakdown, Laura now lives on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, in a lonely townhouse she shares with her old-world, strict, often querulous grandparents. The quiet, awkward teenager has been getting into trouble at home and has been expelled from her high school. Then a handsome swan boy with only one wing lands on her roof.
Bard and fighter Liobhan is always ready for a challenge. So when news arrives at Swan Island that the prince of Dalriada has gone missing after an assault by both masked men and the sinister Crow Folk, she's eager to act. Meanhwile, the bard Brocc, Liobhan's brother, finds himself in dire trouble. His attempts to communicate with the Crow Folk have led him down a perilous path. When Liobhan and her comrades are sent to the rescue, it becomes clear the two missions are connected - and a great mystery unfolds. What brought the Crow Folk to Erin? And who seeks to use them in an unscrupulous bid for power?
In an alternative present-day Lisbon, a small percentage of the population have been diagnosed as Gifted - having telepathic or telekinetic powers. Along with the power comes a stigma and suspicion that Gifted Inspector Isabel Reis with the Lisbon Police Force knows only too well. When called to investigate a mysterious and violent death which hints at Gifted involvement, she knows it's more than just her personal reputation on the line.
First in the definitive two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros, as related by a learned maester of the Citadel and featuring more than eighty all-new black-and-white illustrations by artist Doug Wheatley.
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.
October "Toby" Daye doesn't mean to keep delaying her wedding with Tybalt, San Francisco's King of Cats, it just sort of...happens. And that's why her closest friends have taken the choice out of her hands, ambushing her with a court wedding at the High Court in Toronto. But that doesn't prevent her from getting involved in stopping a plot to overthrow the High Throne itself.
In a New York ravaged by climate change and repeat pandemics, Kobo is barely scraping by. He scouts the latest in gene-edited talent for Big Pharma-owned baseball teams, but his own cybernetics are a decade out of date and twin sister loan sharks are banging down his door. Things couldn't get much worse. Then his brother - Monsanto Mets slugger J.J. Zunz - is murdered at home plate. Determined to find the killer, Kobo plunges into a world of genetically modified CEOs, philosophical Neanderthals, and back-alley body modification, only to quickly find he's in a game far bigger and more corrupt than he imagined.
Mexico City. Domingo, a lonely garbage-collecting street kid, is busy eeking out a living when a jaded vampire on the run swoops into his life. Atl, the descendant of Aztec blood drinkers, must feast on the young to survive and Domingo looks especially tasty. She is pursued by a rival narco-vampire clan. And then there's Ana, a cop who suddenly finds herself following a trail of corpses and winds up smack in the middle of vampire gang rivalries.
Side-by-side with a detested rival, Harrow must perfect her skills and become an angel of undeath - but her health is failing, her sword makes her nauseous, and even her mind is threatening to betray her. Sealed in the gothic gloom of the Emperor's Mithraeum with three unfriendly teachers, hunted by the mad ghost of a murdered planet, Harrow must confront two unwelcome questions. Is somebody trying to kill her? And if they succeeded, would the universe be better off?
The war against Osyrus Ward goes poorly for Bershad and Ashlyn. They are pinned in the Deepwood by monstrous alchemical creations and a relentless army of mercenaries. The Witch Queen struggles with her new powers, knowing that the secret of unlocking her dragon cord is key to stopping Ward's army, she pushes forward with her experiments. Meanwhile, with every wound Bershad suffers, he gets closer to losing his humanity forever, and as the war rages, the exile turned assassin turned hero isn't even sure if being human is something he wants.
A client has come to the crew of the Arcus claiming to have the codes necessary to penetrate the Interdiction Zone, a network of satellites to prevent anything getting onto or off of Earth. They've all heard the rumours - ships that have set down, pilfered the ruins of a museum or private collection, and escaped with enough priceless works to retire. But, as they will find, the truth of what is down there is quite different.
Thomas "the Great Stoner" Stone once performed miraculous surgery upon Phillip Theophrastus Gribbleflotz, the World's Greatest Alchemist, using his bare hands, no anesthesia, producing no pain, and leaving no scar. It would have been wonderful if it was real. But Gribbleflotz and Stone will need to resolve their differences -- the wily Bernardo Ponzi has assembled a team to support his evangelical touring roadshow featuring a light show, faith healing and yet more psychic surgery. Ponzi has moved beyond showman-like fakery to causing actual harm to many people.
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.
Hawk doesn't know her real name. She doesn't know who her family was, or where they went. The only thing she remembers is that she was told to wait on a specific street corner, at a specific time, until her parents came back for her. She stays under the radar to survive...until a destiny that's perilously close to Maximum Ride's forces her to take flight.
In the slums of the sea-battered city, a young boy called Nathan Treeves lives with his parents, eking out a meagre existence by picking treasures from the Living Mud and the half-formed, short-lived creatures it spawns. Until one day his desperate mother sells him to the mysterious Master of Mordew. The Master derives his magical power from feeding on the corpse of God. But Nathan, despite his fear and lowly station, has his own strength - and it is greater than the Master has ever known.
Retired and finally free of the continual war of conquest, former Admiral Niko and the remnants of her former unit of the Hive Mind are content to spend the rest of their days working at the restaurant they built together, The Last Chance. But Niko and her crew are forced onto a sentient ship convinced that it is being stolen and must survive the machinations of a sadistic pirate king if they even hope to keep the dream of The Last Chance alive.
The holy city of Hosanna - where animals and humans form a joint government - finds itself surrounded by wolves who are determined to retake the land. A powerful matriarch has united the rival wolfpacks, using a terrible power harnessed from the Queen herself. The war hero Mort(e) recruits a team of unlikely allies to investigate. Falkirk, captain of the airship Vesuvius, must choose between treason and loyalty to save the city. And D'Arc, sailing aboard the al-Rihla, learns that the wolves may have triggered a new cycle of life for the Colony, bringing a final reckoning to animal and human alike.
Genetically engineered for genius and trained for revolution, there's only one thing Maya can't do - forget. Gray has finally broken free of the Protectorate, but he can't escape the time bomb in his head. His body is rejecting his modifications, and his months are numbered. When Maya's team uncovers an operation trading in genetically enhanced children, she'll do anything to stop them.
Daniel Kraus completes the masterpiece of zombie horror left unfinished at Romero's death. It begins with one body. A pair of medical examiners find themselves battling a dead man who won't stay dead. It spreads quickly. In DC, an autistic federal employee charts the outbreak, preserving data for a future that may never come. Everywhere, people are targeted by both the living and the dead. We think we know how this story ends. We. Are. Wrong.
Ex-outlaw Alwyn pursues a vengeance that eventually leads him to a soldier's life in the king's army. Fighting under the command of Lady Evadine Courlain, a noblewoman beset by visions of a demonic apocalypse, Alwyn must survive war and the deadly intrigues of the nobility if he hopes to claim his vengeance. But as dark forces, both human and arcane, gather to oppose Evadine's rise, Alwyn faces a choice: can he be a warrior, or will he always be an outlaw?
When the Hussite leaders entrust Reynevan with a dangerous secret mission, he is forced to come out of hiding in Bohmeia and depart for Silesia. At the same time, he strives to avenge the death of his brother and discover the whereabouts of his beloved. Once again pursued by multiple enemies, he must contend with danger on every front.
A.D. 57. When Emperor Nero's infatuation with his mistress is exploited by political enemies, he reluctantly banishes her into exile. Cato, isolated and unwelcome in Rome, is forced to escort her to Sardinia. Arriving on the restless, simmering island with a small cadre of officers, Cato faces peril on three fronts: a fractured command, a deadly plague spreading across the province - and a violent insurgency.
Young prince Gal, born to rule the Umber Empire, is captured by the rebellion and faces execution. To save Gal's life, his beloved Ettian does the unthinkable: he reveals himself as the secret heir to the fallen Archon Empire and rightful leader of the rebellion - and, therefore, Gal's sworn enemy. Now Gal must use his limited resources to sabotage the rebellion from within, concoct an escape plan, and return to the empire he's destined to lead. And if that means taking down the man he thought he loved? All the better.
Hui is ruler-in-waiting to the city of Lahun -- until, craving power and embittered by jealousy, his stepmother, the great sorceress Isetnofret, and his own brother Qen, orchestrate the downfall of his father, condemning Hui and seizing power in the city. Cast out and alone, Hui finds himself a captive of a skilled and powerful army of outlaws, the Hyksos.
Strahan's selection of the year's best.
A inter-timeline coup d'etat gone awry. A renegade British monarch on the run through the streets of Berlin. And robotic alien invaders from a distant timeline flood through a wormhole, wreaking havoc in the USA. Can disgraced worldwalker Rita and her intertemporal extraordaire agent of a mother neutralize the livewire connection between their respective timelines before it's too late?
It is your 18th birthday and one of your parents must die. You are the one who decides. Who do you pick? In a dying world, the Offset ceremony has been introduced to counteract and discourage procreation. Survival demands sacrifice, so for every birth, there must be a death. Days before the Offset ceremony where one of her mothers must be sentenced to death, Miri is brought back against her will following a run-in with the law. Which parent will she pick to die: the one she loves, or the one she hates who is working to save the world?
Disaster is piled upon catastrophe. A new Head of Security. A new Director of St Mary's. Historians lost in time. And Max dishonourably discharged. Jobless and homeless, she receives an offer she cannot refuse and suddenly finds herself in another time and another place. Just a way to pass the weeks until she can reunite with Leon - or so she thinks. Because events are on the move and, as usual, St Mary's is at the centre of the storm.
Daniel Rove, a powerful businessman, dreams of a future under his control. Aided by a mysterious intelligence from a long-dead world, he recruits allies from a parallel Earth, seething with ambitious, hostile life. The walls between the worlds are collapsing. Every door between us and the original version of Earth, Eden, is slamming open. And anything might come through.
First ever publication of J.R.R. Tolkien's final writings on Middle-Earth, covering a wide range of subjects. From sweeping themes as profound as Elvish immortality and reincarnation, and the Powers of the Valar, to the more earth-bound subjects of the lands and beasts of Númenor, the geography of the Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor, and even who had beards!
A collection of her short fiction.
Bound by oath and honour, Vedren Chel found himself drawn to the heart of a deadly rebellion. With him stood the mercenaries of the Black Hawk Company, who were only ever in it for the money. But the uprising failed. Now, Chel and the sell-sword Rennic languish in prison, watching as their comrades are taken one by one for execution.
The four novellas of the TENSORATE series, BLACK TIDES OF HEAVEN, THE RED THREADS OF FORTUNE, THE DESCENT OF MONSTERS, and THE ASCENT TO GODHOOD, in one volume.
The USS Enterprise is ferrying key guests to Betazed for a cultural ceremony. En route, sudden tragedy strikes a Federation science station on the isolated planet Kota and a party is sent to investigate. But what begins as routine assignments for the two parties soon descends into chaos. Picard must grapple with a dangerous diplomatic crisis as historic artifacts are stolen in the middle of a high-profile ceremony...while nothing is as it seems on Kota.
Chancellor Lina Soh plans the Republic Fair, a showcase of the possibilities and the peace of the expanding Republic--a peace the Jedi hope to foster. Stellan Gios, Bell Zettifar, Elzar Mann, and others join the event as ambassadors of harmony. But as the eyes of the galaxy turn toward the Fair, so too does the fury of the Nihil. Their leader, Marchion Ro, is intent on destroying this unity. His storm descends on the pageantry and celebration, sowing chaos and exacting revenge.
It is the age of the High Republic, and the Jedi are at the height of their power. Then a shocking catastrophe in hyperspace tears a ship to pieces. The flurry of shrapnel emerging from the disaster threatens an entire system. Even as the Jedi battle valiantly against calamity, something truly deadly grows beyond the boundary of the Republic. The hyperspace disaster is far more sinister than the Jedi could ever suspect. A threat hides in the darkness, far from the light of the age.
Sylvestri Yarrow is on a streak of bad luck with no end of sight. She's been doing her best to keep the family cargo business going after her mom's death, but between mounting debt and increasing attacks by the Nihil on unsuspecting ships, Syl is in danger of losing all she has left of her mother. She heads to the galactic capital of Coruscant for help, but gets sidetracked when she's drawn into a squabble between two of the Republic's most powerful families over a patch of space on the frontier.
Starfleet was everything for Cristobal Rios--until one horrible, inexplicable day when it all went wrong. He attempts to reinvent himself as an independent freighter captain in the border region with the former Romulan Empire. But the captain of La Sirena falls into debt and is teamed against his will with Ledger, his conniving overseer. Rios begins an odyssey that brings him into conflict with outlaws and fortune seekers, with power brokers and relic hunters across the stars.
Bianca Xing has spent a lifetime on a provincial planet, dreaming of travelling the stars. When her planet is annexed by the Barony of Letnev, Bianca finds herself being taken into custody, told that she's special - the secret daughter of a brilliant scientist, hidden away on a remote planet for her own safety. But the truth about Bianca is stranger. There are secrets hidden in her genetic code that could have galaxy altering consequences. Driven by an incredible yearning and assisted by the fearsome Letnev Captain, Dampierre, Bianca must follow her destiny to the end, even if it leads to places that are best left forgotten.
Still mourning the losses of his beloved Penny Priddy and his surrogate father Professor Hikita, Buckaroo Banzai must also contend with the constant threat of attack from his immortal nemesis Hanoi Xan, ruthless leader of the World Crime League. To make matters worse, Planet 10 warrior queen John Emdall has sent her Lectroid legions against Earth with a brutal ultimatum
Though the outer defences have fallen, the walls of the Palace itself remain inviolate as Rogal Dorn, the Praetorian of Terra himself, uses every known stratagem and ploy to keep Horus's vast armies at bay. In Perturabo, the Traitor siegebreaker, Dorn faces an adversary worthy of his skill. A terrible, grinding attrition ensues. The crucial battle for the Lion's Gate spaceport is at the heart of this conflict. With it in their possession, the Traitors can land their most devastating weapons on Terran soil. Dorn knows it must not fall. But with enemies attacking from within as well as without and the stirrings of the neverborn drawn to the slaughter, can the Imperial defenders possibly prevail?
The first-draft Alien screenplay by William Gibson, the founder of cyberpunk, turned into a novel by the Hugo Award-Winning Pat Cadigan. The never-before-adapted screenplay was for the direct sequel to Aliens, revealing the fates of Ripley, Newt, the synthetic Bishop, and Corporal Hicks. When the Colonial Marines vessel Sulaco docks with space station and military installation Anchorpoint, a new form of Xenomorph appears.
Fictional autobiography of the iconic Star Trek character, told in his own words and telling the story of his life, including his difficult childhood, his adventures on the Enterprise, and his death and resurrection on the Genesis Planet.
Mal wins an old map in a card game. Ancient and written in impenetrable symbols, the former owner insists it's worthless. Yet River Tam can read it, and says it leads to one of the Arks, legendary ships that brought humans from Earth-that-was to the 'Verse. The salvage potential alone is staggering. But the closer they get to the ancient ship, the more agitated River becomes. She says something is waiting inside, something powerful, and very angry...
Within the United Federation of Planets, a terrorist strike on the shipyards of Mars has led to the shutdown of all relief efforts for millions of Romulans facing certain doom from an impending supernova. But when the USS Titan is drawn into a catastrophic incident on the Romulan-Federation border, Captain William Riker, his family, and his crew find themselves caught between the shocking secrets of an enigmatic alien species and the deadly agenda of a ruthless Tal Shiar operative.