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Please note that this listing is not exhaustive; we have many more (several hundred more) titles coming during this period.
A standalone POLITY novel. On a mission to find a brighter future for humanity, ex-soldier Ursula fosters a colony on the hostile planet Threpsis. Here, survival isn't a given, and colonists thrive without their AI guidance. But when deadly alien raptors appear, Ursula and her companions find themselves forced to adapt in unprecedented ways. And they will be pushed to the very brink of what it means to be human.
Ever since she was cursed by a faerie, Dora Ettings has had no sense of fear or embarrassment - a condition which makes her prone to accidental scandal. When Elias Wilder, the handsome, strange and utterly uncouth Lord Sorcier of England discovers Dora's condition, she finds herself drawn ever more deeply into the peculiar, and dangerous, faerie world.
Effie has most inconveniently fallen in love with the dashing Mr Benedict Ashbrooke. There's only one problem. Effie is a housemaid, and a housemaid cannot marry a gentleman. It seems that Effie is out of luck until she stumbles into the faerie realm of Lord Blackthorn, who is only too eager to help Effie win Mr Ashbrooke's heart. All he asks in return is that Effie sew ten thousand stitches onto his favourite jacket.
A series of amazing stories featuring the strangest hero of all time! Accidental exposure to a form of natural radiation had caused scientist Jason Hyde's eyes to turn colourless and emit blue rays which gave him the power to see through solid objects and to read the thoughts of human beings.
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.
A missing person case leads to a string of roadside murders and mutilations that stretches back decades - and to a cult of murderous clowns who are far more than mere urban legends. Greasepaint and lunatic grins are the last things their victims ever see. And as if that's not trouble enough, trucker Jimmy Aussapile and his allies must also cope with a violent civil war within an outlaw biker gang long associated with the Brotherhood, as well as run-ins with a rival gang led by a fierce werewolf biker chick who fights tooth and claw to protect her pack.
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.
Sancia, Clef, and Berenice have gone up against long odds in the past. But the war they're fighting now is one even they can't win. This time, they're not facing robber baron elites or even an immortal hierophant, but an entity whose intelligence is spread over half the globe - one that uses the magic of scriving to control not just objects but human minds.
At 19 Auris is about to age out of the children's prison, and rumours say that the adult version is far, far worse. So she and some friends stage a desperate escape into the surrounding wastelands. There she is rescued by an unusual stranger who claims to be Fae - a member of a magical race that Auris had thought to be no more than legend. Odder still, he seems to think that she is one as well, although the two look nothing alike.
In a wild world plagued by prejudiced animals, feather-raising environments, new threats so terrifying they make zombies look like baby bunnies, and a horrendous dearth of cheesy snacks, what's a crow to do? Why, wing it on another big-hearted, death-defying adventure, that's what! Joined by a fabulous new cast of animal characters, S.T. faces many new challenges plus his biggest one yet: parenthood.
Admiral John "Black Jack" Geary knows that some political factions in the Alliance were just trying to get rid of him when he was assigned to escort a diplomatic and scientific mission to the far reaches of humanity's expansion into the galaxy. But when a crippled Rift Federation ship tumbles out of jump space, Geary leaps into action. And finds that the survivors' story isn't completely adding up.
Lately, things have been changing inside Mary. Along with the hot flashes and body aches, she can't look in a mirror without passing out, and the voices in her head have been urging her to do unspeakable things. Fired from her job in New York, she moves back to her hometown, hoping to reconnect with her past and inner self. Instead, visions of terrifying, mutilated specters overwhelm her with increasing regularity and she begins auto-writing strange thoughts and phrases.
After touring the rural areas of Panga, Sibling Dex (a Tea Monk of some renown) and Mosscap (a robot sent on a quest to determine what humanity really needs) turn their attention to the villages and cities of the little moon they call home. They hope to find the answers they seek, while making new friends, learning new concepts, and experiencing the entropic nature of the universe.
Enigmalogist Jeremy Logan has grown to rely on a new tech device. Made by Chrysalis, the global multibillion dollar tech company, the small optical device connects people in a stunning new way, tapping into virtual reality for the first time on a wide scale. And yet, when Logan is summoned by Chrysalis to investigate a disturbing anomaly in the massive new product rollout, Logan is shocked to see the true scope of the massive company. He also quickly realizes that something in Chrysalis's technology is very wrong, and could be potentially devastating.
2022 Nebula & Locus awards winner. Cairo, 1912: Fatma el-Sha'arawi, the youngest woman working for the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities, investigates after someone murders a secret brotherhood dedicated to al-Jahiz, the man who transformed the world 40 years ago when he opened up the veil between the magical and mundane realms, before vanishing into the unknown. This murderer claims to be al-Jahiz, returned to condemn the modern age for its social oppressions.
Logan Ramsay is starting to see the world, and those around him - even those he loves most - in whole new ways. His genome has been hacked. And there's a reason he's been targeted for this upgrade. A reason that goes back decades to the darkest part of his past, and a horrific family legacy. Worse still, what's happening to him is just the first step in a much larger plan, one that will inflict the same changes on humanity at large - at a terrifying cost.
New to the ways of the Argosi, the tribe of wandering philosophers who seek to defeat evil by wit and guile, Ferius Parfax encounters a hideous plague - the Red Scream. Highly contagious, caught by the hearing of a deadly verse, it turns its victims into mindless monsters that destroy all human life they come into contact with. With the help of a deaf boy whom she has saved from two horrifying victims of the plague, she sets out to find the source of the Red Scream and overcome its terrifying power.
Set in a planet-sized matriarchal city where magic and technology freely bleed together, a male courtesan's quest for vengeance against his aristocrat father draws him into an ancient struggle between dragons, necromancers, and his home district's violent history.
As Hava is closing in on the whereabouts of those who unleashed the murderous hordes, her husband Hatushaly seeks to control the magical powers he has inherited. He is able now to visualize and even travel among the filaments of energies that power all existence: the furies. But will he be able to channel his magic in time to combat the deepest, darkest threat the world of Garn has ever faced?
On the edge of the Northern Atlantic lies a remote island. The islanders are an outwardly harmonious community - but all have their own secrets, some much darker than others. And when a strange disorder begins to infect them all, those secrets come to light.
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.
Vera's mother has summoned her home, and she has come, back to face the love she had for her serial killer father and the bodies he buried there, beneath the house he'd built for his family. A parasitic artist has moved into the guest house out back and is slowly stripping Vera's childhood for spare parts. He insists that he isn't the one leaving notes around the house in her father's handwriting... but who else could it possibly be?
After a terrifying ten-year transit from the solar system aboard the Ashanti, the small band of oceanographers and marine scientists, 22 adults and 9 children, were finally settled on Donovan. The changes in the children were innocuous - oddities of behavior normal to kids who'd found themselves in a new world. But an alien intelligence, with its own agenda, now possesses the children, and it will use them in a most insidious way: as the perfect weapons.
In Red Valley, California, you follow the rules if you want to stay alive. But even that isn't enough to protect Sadie now that she's unexpectedly become the Liar: the keeper and maker of Red Valley's many secrets. And though the Liar has power - power to remake the world, with just a little blood - what Sadie really needs is answers. Why is the town's sheriff after her? What does the King want from her? And what is the real purpose of the Liar of Red Valley?
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.
People like Ig are born from life-threatening trials that bind periodic elements to the human body, forged in the boiling volcanoes and subterranean passages under Mira's frozen lands. Ig has become one of the most powerful of elementals. Cursed with a flesh binding magic that will kill him at the first sign of disobedience, he is forced to work as an enforcer for Magnate Sorrelo Adriann. When Sorrelo is overthrown, Ig quickly learns he can do worse - far worse - than what has been asked from him so far.
Three previously unpublished Dune novellas, collected for the first time, telling of the lost years of Gurney Halleck.
In a water-scarce future state named Liberty, Eleanor is a young woman exploring her powers with the support of her coven. But she has been placed under 'house arrest' with a letch named Stan, a co-worker who wronged her in the past and now exists in the form of a cat - a talking cat who loves craft beers, picket lines, and duping and 'shooting' people. But Eleanor is focussed on helping another coven locate a missing witch who she thinks is mysteriously linked to the shortage of water in Liberty.
Sol has disappeared. Their Earth-born wife Lumi sets out to find them but it is no simple feat. Each clue uncovers another enigma. Their disappearance leads back to underground environmental groups and a web of mystery that spans the space between the planets themselves.
When sociologist Nalini Jackson joins the SS Delany for the first manned mission to Jupiter, all she wants is a career opportunity: the chance to conduct the first field study of group dynamics on long-haul cryoships. But what she discovers instead is an entire city encased in a bubble on Europa, Jupiter's largest moon.Even more unexpected, Nalini and the rest of the crew soon find themselves abducted and joining its captive population, forced to start new lives in a place called New Roanoke.
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 Alex Easton, a retired soldier, receives word that their childhood friend Madeline Usher is dying, they race to the ancestral home of the Ushers in the remote countryside of Ruritania. What they find there is a nightmare of fungal growths and possessed wildlife, surrounding a dark, pulsing lake.
Despite Bea Tanaka's sweet, new gig hunting demons in Maui, she and her boyfriend Sam Fujikawa are struggling to make their long-distance love work, and her powers are displaying some intriguing new elements - elements that could lead her down an evil, mind-controlling path once more. Then her family's holiday visit is disrupted by otherworldly monsters rising out of the Maui ocean.
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.
Yorick never wanted to see his homeworld again. He left Ymir two decades ago, with half his face blown off and no love lost for the place. But when his employer's mines are threatened by a vicious alien machine,Yorick is shipped back home to hunt it. But he is pulled into a revolution brewing beneath Ymir's frozen surface, led by the very last person he wanted to see again - the brother who sent him off in pieces twenty years ago.
With global warming out of control, large swathes of North America have been struck by famine and drought and are now known as the Desert. A young woman sets out across this dry, hostile landscape, gradually building an arcane apparatus she believes will bring rain to the parched earth.
A showcase for authors from historically excluded backgrounds telling terrifying tales of what it means to be, or merely to seem, "other." Contributors include Tananarive Due, Jennifer McMahon, S.A. Cosby, Stephen Graham Jones, Alma Katsu, and many more.
Go to the farm just outside of town and you'll hear it. A voice. Inside your head. Or is it? Come to me...A voice that makes you want to pick up that axe over in the corner of the barn. And swing it. And kill. Feed us. Feed us now. It is the voice of Pearl. Sing for me. Sing for your precious Pearl...
For nearly two decades, Jamie Warren has been haunted by a traumatic childhood and the guilt at having disappeared from his disabled brother's life. But then a series of unusual events reunites him with his estranged brother and their childhood friends, and none of them can deny the sense of fate that has seemingly drawn them back together. Nor can they deny the memories of that summer, so long ago - the strange magic taught to them by an even stranger man, and the terrible act that has followed them all into adulthood.
Michael Kingman thought he was going to die by the executioner's axe, forever labeled as a traitor. Still alive, and under the protection of the Orbis mercenary company, Michael and his family and friends are deeply involved in the seemingly rival conspiracies that are tearing the Hollows apart. With the death of the King, both the corrupt prince and his sister Serena are vying for the throne, while the rebel Emperor is spreading lies amongst the people, and all of them want Michael dead.
Featuring never-before-seen illustrations of the Targaryen civil war chronicled in FIRE & BLOOD.
Raine can see - and speak - to the dead, a gift that comes with a death sentence. Now, a rare act of kindness, rescuing an injured woman in the snow, becomes the most dangerous decision Raine has ever made. Because the woman is fleeing from Redwinter, the fortress-monastery of the Draoihn, warrior magicians who answer to no king, and who will stop at nothing to reclaim what she's stolen.
If Sarine can learn the true nature of her powers, she can make a final stand against the Regnant, to challenge him and remove his death grip on the world's heart. To find the truth, she must journey to a new continent and find new allies, rallying their strength, and wielding every strain of magic in the world in a final battle between life and death.
Kee Ildez has been many things: hacker, soldier, bounty hunter. She never expected to be a hero, but when a shadowy group of traitors starts trying to goad the galaxy's two superpowers into instigating an interstellar war, Kee throws herself into the search to find out who is responsible - and stop them.
Dr. Moreau, his only daughter Carlotta, and melancholic overseer Montgomery Laughton pursue Moreau's experiments on a distant and luxuriant estate, safe from the conflict and strife of the Yucatan peninsula. The hybrids are the fruits of his labour, destined to blindly obey their creator and remain in the shadows, a motley group of part human, part animal monstrosities. This world is jolted by the abrupt arrival of Eduardo Lizalde, the charming and careless son of Dr. Moreau's patron, who will unwittingly begin a dangerous chain reaction.
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.
The Scholomance does its best to devour all its students - but now that Galadriel has reached her senior year and has actually won herself a handful of allies, it's suddenly developed a very particular craving for her. Can she find a way to survive the endless waves of maleficaria that it keeps throwing at her in between grueling homework assignments, without accepting her foretold destiny of dark sorcery and destruction?
Young spy Elisabet Eva finds herself mentally unraveling following an assignment in Paris. She finds herself taking long solitary walks near the lake. One day, she sees two strange beasts emerging from the water - a pair of seemingly mythical creatures, human woman above the waist, swan below. Curious, she follows them through tangles of thickets to a clearing...and into a strange new reality.
Solitaire Yeung is a corsair, a scavenger, a pirate. In the heart of a destroyed Russian battleship, his salvage crew discovers a mysterious device they shouldn't have, the brain of the ship's top secret artificial intelligence. And against all better sense they take it and run. The UN wants it and the Russians want it back. Solitaire and his crew are on the run from the most powerful forces in the system.
The absolute, comprehensive, from Tiffany Aching to Jack Zweiblumen, guide to all things Discworld, fully illustrated by Paul Kidby.
When travel agent Leda Foley impulsively re-books Seattle PD detective Grady Merritt's flight, she catches Grady's attention after watching his original plane blow up from the safety of the airport. He could use her help on a cold case he just can't crack. Now joined by a rag-tag group of bar patrons and pals alike, Leda and Grady set out to catch a killer.
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.
Lydia works as translator for the Logi cultural attache to Earth. They work well together, even if the act of translating his thoughts into English makes her somewhat wobbly on her feet. When tragedy strikes, Lydia finds herself at the center of an intergalactic incident, her future employment prospects look dire - that is, if she can keep herself out of jail! But Lydia soon discovers that help can appear from the most unexpected source...
As Ji-ji struggles to come to terms with her shocking metamorphosis and her friends, Tiro and Afarra, battle formidable ghosts of their own, the former U.S. capital decides whose dreams it wants to invest in and whose dreams it will defer. The journeys the three friends take to liberate themselves and others will not simply defy the status quo, they will challenge the nature of reality itself.
Times have changed for Alwyn Scribe. Once an outlaw, he's now a spymaster and sworn protector of Lady Evadine Courlain, whose visions of a demonic apocalypse have earned her the fanatical devotion of the faithful. Sent to the Duchy of Alundia to put down a rebellion, Alwyn must rely on old instincts to fight for his new cause. Deadly feuds and ancient secrets are laid bare as war erupts, a war that will decide the fate of the Kingdom of Albermaine and, perhaps, prevent the coming of the prophesied Second Scourge.
Now, as new technological discoveries begin to change the face of the war, the enemy prepares a bold and dangerous operation. The arms race that follows will challenge the very core of the Radiant ideals, and potentially reveal the secrets of the ancient tower that was once the heart of their strength.
Vera grows up in a small town, removed and isolated, pressed up against the mountains, cloud-covered and damp year-round. This town, fiercely protective, brutal and unforgiving in its adherence to tradition, faces a singular affliction. Some mothers vanish, disappearing into the clouds. It is the exquisite pain and intrinsic beauty of their lives; it sets them apart from people elsewhere and gives them meaning.
A dinner party is held in the penthouse of a multimillion-pound development. All the guests are strangers - even to their host, the billionaire owner of the building. None of them know why they were selected to receive his invitation. Whether privileged or deprived, they share only one thing in common - they've all experienced a shocking disturbance within the building's walls. By the end of the night, their host is dead, and none of the guests will say what happened. His death has remained one of the biggest unsolved mysteries - until now. But are you ready for their stories?
As Vittorio's empire enacts its bloody reign, the Uaine now behind him after a stunning betrayal, a reunited Sonya and Sebastian must embark on a journey to distant lands to amend past wrongs - and find unlikely allies along the way.
A good deed earns Steven Blitz a knife to the gut for his troubles. But when he wakes up in the hospital from what should have been a fatal wound, he finds the whole world changed - a different president in the White House, a loving family when he'd been on the verge of divorce, more money in the bank than he's ever seen. But in this world, Steven Blitz is not a good man. And now he's got to get himself out of serious trouble without even knowing what it is he's done wrong.
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?
Art Barbara was a 17 year old high school loner in the late 1980s who listened to hair metal, had to wear a monstrous back-brace at night for his scoliosis, and started an extracurricular club for volunteer pallbearers at poorly attended funerals. But his new friend thought the Pallbearers Club was cool. And she brought along her Polaroid camera to take pictures of the corpses. Okay, that part was a little weird.
A perilous, clandestine mission to a hidden library uncovers information that is key to destroying both the Dead Gods and their enemy, the Goddess Ciris. But a coded message smuggled out of the heart of the Dead Gods' cathedral reveals that the Dead Gods intend to destroy Ciris - and much of the world with her.
War on the mainland is draining Reykjavik. For some, the remote islands off Hrimland's coast are their only hope of survival. Elka, a recovering addict, has fled there with her son Solvi. Kari is a professor of sorcery, recruited for a career-making venture - an excavation of an ancient power. He must go deep into the magical wasteland, find what is buried there, and turn the tide of the war forever. But the world might not be ready for the storm he will unearth - and how far will a grieving woman go to find some peace, and what will she sacrifice?
Jazz pianist Gus Kitko expected to spend his final moments on Earth playing piano at the greatest goodbye party of all time, and maybe kissing rockstar Ardent Violet, before the last of humanity is wiped out forever by the Vanguards - ultra-powerful robots from the dark heart of space, hell-bent on destroying humanity for reasons none can divine. But when the Vanguards arrive, the unthinkable happens - the mecha that should be killing Gus instead saves him. Suddenly, Gus's swan song becomes humanity's encore, as he is chosen to join a small group of traitorous Vanguards and their pilots dedicated to saving humanity.
Mishig-Tenh master builder Inar must go to the League of Free Cities and spy for his kingdom. Meanwhile, far away, Anton, Blade Priest for Craithe, the God Mountain, is about to be caught up in a vicious internal war that will tear his religion apart.
Queen Utuk'ku's Norn army has swept into Erkynland and thrown down the fortress of Naglimund, slaughtering the inhabitants and digging up the ancient grave of Ruyan the Navigator. Even the Sithi, fairy-kin to the Norns, are helpless as her armies simultaneously march on the Hayholt and force their way into the forbidden, ogre-guarded valley of Tanakirú - the Narrowdark - where a secret waits that might bring Simon's people and their Sithi allies salvation - or doom.
After Captain James Hook found a way out of Neverland, he was free of his cycle of death and resurrection. But now, in London 22 years later, Peter Pan's monster has found Captain Hook again, intent on revenge. But a chance encounter leads James to another survivor of Neverland. Wendy Darling, now a grown woman, is the only one who knows how dark a shadow Neverland casts, no matter how far you run. To vanquish Pan's monster once and for all, Hook must play the villain one last time...
Laisve is a motherless girl from the late 21st century who is learning her power as a carrier, a person who can harness the power of meaningful objects to carry her through time. Sifting through the detritus of a fallen city known as the Brook, she discovers a talisman that will mysteriously connect her with a series of characters from the past two centuries.
There wasn't much money to be made as a Trailblazer, searching out new worlds for possible development. Still, it was safer than the bounty hunter career that had cost Gregory Roarke his left arm six years ago. Until Roarke was approached by two men with a proposal: track down a mysterious woman named Tera and, through her, locate a secret project called Icarus.
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.
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.
An escaped spider, the unexpected arrival of an Imperial Russian Prince, the senseless assassination of a powerful figure, a shocking attack on the supposedly invincible Warden of Texas, Catalina's boss...And it's only Monday. Within hours, the fate of Houston - not to mention the House of Baylor - now rests on Catalina, who will have to harness her powers as never before.
Shizuka Satomi's deal with the devil is to escape damnation, she must entice seven other violin prodigies to trade their souls for success. Six are already delivered. When Katrina Nguyen, a young transgender runaway, catches Shizuka's ear with her wild talent, Shizuka can almost feel the curse lifting. Until, in a donut shop off a highway in the San Gabriel Valley, she meets Lan Tran, retired starship captain, interstellar refugee, and mother of four.
When his old friend, Willow, turns up asking him to go on a journey to her homeland Kell can't wait to leave. The Malice, a malevolent poison that alters everything it infects, runs rampant across Willow's homeland. Desperate to find a cure her cousin, Ravvi, is willing to try a dark ritual which could damn her people forever. Journeying to a distant land, Kell and his companions must stop Ravvi before it's too late.
Miss Abigail Wilder's father may be the Lord Sorcier of England, but that does not mean that society is willing to accept her as a magician. When an uncanny magic begins spiriting away London's ghosts, and a dark lord of faerie threatens her family, Abigail will stop at nothing to uncover the truth. But Mercy, a street rat and self-taught magician, insists on joining Abigail to unravel the mystery.
Hart is a marshal, tasked with patrolling the strange and magical wilds of Tanria. Mercy has been single-handedly keeping Birdsall & Son Undertakers afloat in defiance of sullen jerks like Hart, who seems to have a gift for showing up right when her patience is thinnest. The two are both carrying on an anonymous correspondence with a pen-pal, and a romance is beginning to blossom. Will it survive the knowledge of just who their pen-pals are?
When Thea Kanelos's best friend drags her to an art gala (that's definitely not her thing), she doesn't expect a chance encounter with Devin Grayson to change her life forever. The handsome stranger isn't just anyone - he's a powerful fae, charged with bringing Thea into his world.
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.
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.
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.
When Sinbad the Sailor is shipwrecked and arrives on the island of Dilmun, he is welcomed by the 3 millenia old Utnapishtim. And this is the story that Utnapishtim tells Sindbad.
A child will rise to defeat the Eternal Khan, a cruel immortal god-king, and save the kingdom. And that prophecy did anoint a hero, Jian, raised since birth in luxury and splendor, and celebrated before he has won a single battle. But that's when the story hits its first twist. The prophecy was wrong. Jian was not the chosen one. But he still must find a way to save the kingdom.
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.
Ophelia and Thorn arrive at the observatory of the Deviations, an institute shrouded in absolute secrecy and overseen by a sect of mystical scientists who secretly conduct terrifying experiments. There, Ophelia and Thorn hope to discover truths that will halt the destruction and death and bring the world back into balance.
Stories of military sf from David Weber, Larry Correia, Wen Spencer, Tony Daniel, Christopher Ruocchio, and many more!
She's just a small town girl, with big mythic dreams. Starr Weatherby came to New York to become...well, a star. But after ten years and no luck, she's offered a big role - on a show no one has ever heard of. And there's a reason for that. It's a 'reality' show beyond the Veil, human drama, performed for the entertainment of the Fae. But as Starr shifts from astounded newcomer to rising fan favourite, she learns about the show's dark underbelly - and mysterious disappearance of her predecessor.
Out on the Yorkshire Moors, Devon is part of The Family, an old and reclusive clan of book eaters. Her brothers grow up feasting on stories of valor and adventure, and Devon - like all other book eater women - is raised on a carefully curated diet of fairytales and cautionary stories. But real life doesn't always come with happy endings, as Devon learns when her son is born with a rare and darker kind of hunger - not for books, but for human minds.
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.
2083. Judy Wallach-Stevens stumbles upon the first alien visitors to Earth. They've come to save humanity - by force if necessary - from its ecologically ravaged planet. But the watershed networks that rose up to save the planet from corporate devastation aren't ready to give up on Earth. Can Judy neutralize the alien threat?
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 trying. Meanwhile, in the high mountains, where dwell the tribes of the Teblor, a new warleader has risen.
The first annual volume of the finest short fantasy stories published last year compiled by acclaimed editor Paula Guran.
Chasing a dream of wealth and freedom, Raythe Vyre's ragtag caravan of refugees has found Rath Argentium, the legendary city of the long-vanished Aldar, complete with its fabled floating citadel. Even more unexpectedly, they encountered the Tangato, the remnants of the people who served the Aldar. What now awaits Raythe's people in the haunted castle that floats above them, the lair of the last Aldar King?
Redwood, an African American woman, and Aidan, a Seminole Irish man, journey from Georgia to Chicago, from haunted swampland to a "city of the future." They are gifted performers and hoodoo conjurors, struggling to call up the wondrous world they imagine, not just on stage and screen, but on city streets, in front parlors, in wounded hearts.
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.
Marion "Mops" Adamopoulos and her team were trained to clean spaceships. They were absolutely not trained to fight an interplanetary war with the xenocidal Prodryans or to make first contact with the Jynx, a race who might not be as primitive as they seem. But if there's one lesson Mops and her crew have learned, it's that things like "training" and "being remotely qualified" are overrated.
After a century dead in cryogenic storage, Abaline Rivers is resurrected to find humanity locked in a philosophical battle over the ethics of this new medical procedure. The battle has turned violent: those who are resurrected, the Awoken, have been declared illegal and are to be shot on sight. This is the world Alabine is brought into by the underground militia fighting for the rights of the Awoken.
Shattered by mage wars, the Broken Lands will test the bonds of family and friendship, strength and sanity. To save their people, the Heirs of Marsan have no choice but to enter, trusting their lives and the lives of everyone they protect, to someone who shouldn't exist, who can't be controlled, and who will challenge everything they believe about themselves.
When a squad of ROTC cadets training at Fort Dix, New Jersey, in November 2008 find themselves transported to December 1776 in the days before the Battle of Trenton, they find a Continental Army in disarray and General George Washington contemplating the potential of a bleak future. To make matters worse, they've lost a modern M-16 rifle to a roving Hessian patrol.
Four novellas: Mr. Harrigan's Phone, The Life of Chuck, Rat, and If It Bleeds.
Bertha and Lucy are undead immortals residing in Los Angeles in 1967 when Dracula and Rochester make a shocking return in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco.
When evil forces are going unchecked on Earth, a principled astronaut makes a spilt-second decision to try to seek justice in the only place she knows how - the International Space Station.
Darin's team may be bad at running an inn, but they're the best team of con artists in the Old Queendom. When a prospective client approaches Darin with a high-paying job, he knows he should refuse. But the job is boosting a shipment of priceless imperial dream wine, the most coveted and expensive drink in the world. Plus, it's an option for Darin to stick it to the empress, who he has good reason to despise. Then again, there's a very good reason no one has ever stolen imperial dream wine...
Traduttore, traditore: An act of translation is always an act of betrayal. 1828. Robin Swift, orphaned by cholera in Canton, is brought to London by the mysterious Professor Lovell. There, he trains for years in Latin, Ancient Greek, and Chinese, in preparation for Oxford University's prestigious Royal Institute of Translation. It is the world's center for magic and is, in fact, the instrument of empire.
Cassandra Blake, an employee for the Ascension Planetary Holdings Group - the largest and most powerful corporation in Nova Columbia - has gone missing. And her sister wants to know why. So she goes to Detective Ezekiel "Easy" Novak. But what begins as a routine missing person case quickly turns into something much bigger and more sinister, with implications that could affect the entire planet.
When Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show goes on tour through Germany, he temporarily hires a new sharpshooter to be part of his "World Wide Congress of Rough Riders": a woman named Giselle, who also happens to be an Elemental Master of Air. That is how Annie Oakley discovers that she and her husband, Frank, are not simply master marksman, but also magicians of rare ability.
Baron Valdemar and his people must leave their temporary haven of Crescent Lake. Those who are willing to make a further trek by barge on into the West will follow him into a wilderness depopulated by war and scarred by the terrible magics of a thousand years ago and the Mage Wars. But the wilderness is not as "empty" as it seems. There are potential friends and rapacious foes - and someone is watching them.
As one of the few witches in Britain, Mika Moon knows she has to hide her magic, keep her head down, and stay away from other witches so their powers don't mingle and draw attention. But then an unexpected message arrives, begging her to travel to the remote and mysterious Nowhere House to teach three young witches how to control their magic.
Andrew and Eddie did everything together, best friends bonded more deeply than brothers, until Eddie left Andrew behind to start his graduate program at Vanderbilt. Six months later, only days before Andrew was to join him in Nashville, Eddie dies of an apparent suicide and leaves Andrew a horrible inheritance: a roommate he doesn't know, friends he never asked for, and a gruesome phantom that hungers for him.
Five octogenarian witches gather as an angry mob threatens to demolish Moonshyne Manor. All eyes turn to the witch in charge, Queenie, who confesses they've fallen far behind on their mortgage payments. In an act of desperation, Queenie makes a bargain with an evil far more powerful than anything they've ever faced. Then things take a turn for the worse...
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.
All the WILD CARDS stories previously published on Tor.com, including works from Daniel Abraham, Cherie Priest, David D. Levine, Walter Jon Williams, Paul Cornell, Carrie Vaughn, Caroline Spector, Stephen Leigh, Melinda M. Snodgrass - and more.
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.
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.
When her mother dies, Haelewise sets out to find the legendary tower her mother used to speak of - a place called Gothel. There she meets a wise woman willing to take her under her wing. But Haelewise is not the only woman to seek refuge at Gothel. It's also a haven for a girl named Rika, who carries with her a secret the Church strives to keep hidden. A secret that reveals a dark world of ancient spells and murderous nobles behind the world Haelewise has always known...
Velasin vin Aaro never planned to marry at all, let alone a girl from neighboring Tithena. When an ugly confrontation reveals his preference for men, Vel fears he's ruined the diplomatic union before it can even begin. But while his family is ready to disown him, the Tithenai envoy has a different solution: for Vel to marry his former intended's brother instead.
An anthology of near future science fiction from VICE's innovative digital speculative story destination, Terraform - in print for the first time.
Steffan Dekkard, newly appointed to the Council of Sixty-Six, is the first Councilor who is an Isolate, a man invulnerable to the emotional manipulations and emotional surveillance of empaths. This makes him dangerous. As unknown entities seek to assassinate him, Dekkard struggles to master political intrigue and infighting, while introducing radical reforms that threaten entrenched political and corporate interests.
When a bomb explodes in the bustling Commonwealth capital city of Salaam, responsibility is quickly claimed by an extremist independence movement. But after a former comrade, an ex-spy with his own agenda, is implicated in the attack, Simon Kovalic and his team of covert operatives are tasked with untangling the threads of a dangerous plot that could have implications on a galactic scale.
Anwuli Okwudili prefers to be called AO. After a car accident she embraces all that she is: a woman with a ton of major and necessary body augmentations. And then one day she goes to her local market and everything goes wrong.Once on the run, she meets a Fulani herdsman named DNA and the race against time across the deserts of Northern Nigeria begins. In a world where all things are streamed, everyone is watching the "reckoning of the murderess and the terrorist" and the "saga of the wicked woman and mad man" unfold.
In a tale of sisterhood, first love, and hauntings, a wedding in a small English village stirs up unsettling magic and forces a troubled family's secrets out into the open.
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.
1925. Clara Johnson talks to spirits, a gift that saved her during her darkest moments in a Washington D. C. jail. Now a curse that's left her indebted to the cunning spirit world. So, when the Empress, the powerful spirit who holds her debt, offers her an opportunity to gain her freedom, a desperate Clara seizes the chance. The task is steal a magical ring from the wealthiest woman in the District.
Joe Tournier has a bad case of amnesia. His first memory is of stepping off a train in the 19th-century French colony of England. The only clue Joe has about his identity is a century-old postcard of a Scottish lighthouse that arrives in London the same month he does. Written in illegal English-instead of French-the postcard is signed only with the letter "M," but Joe is certain whoever wrote it knows him far better than he currently knows himself, and he's determined to find the writer.
Ricky Smart is a nobody, a Miami Beach paparazzo who scrapes a living snapping celebs. One day Ricky wakes up and realises there's something wrong with his hand.It's not his hand. In fact, it's someone else's hand. How does he know it's not his? Because it looks different, feels different and - perhaps the biggest clue - has a four-letter word tattooed across the knuckles. But hey, it's still a hand, and it works just fine, so that's ok. Except a week later, his other hand changes. And a few days after that, Ricky gets a new arm...
It's the house of their dreams. Former Marine Harry and his wife Sasha have packed up their life, their golden retriever Dash, and left the corporate rat race behind to live off the land in rural Idaho. Their breathtaking new home sits on top of more than forty acres of meadow and aspen trees in the Teton Valley. Then their nearest neighbours warn of a malevolent spirit that lives in the valley, one which, with every season, will haunt them in fresh, evermore diabolical ways.
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.
Doctor Silas Coade has been tasked with keeping his crew safe as they adventure across the galaxy in search of a mysterious artifact, but as things keep going wrong, Silas soon realizes that something more sinister is at work. In the 1800s, a sailing ship crashes off the coast of Norway. In the 1900s, a Zepellin explores an icy canyon in Antarctica. In the far future, a spaceship sets out for an alien artifact. Each excursion goes horribly wrong. And on every journey, Dr. Silas Coade is the physician.
Scribe Lana Baker -- gregarious, charming, and ever so eager to please, -- agrees to deliver a message for another lovely scribe in exchange for kisses and ends up getting sent to Low Parliament by a temperamental fairy as a result. As Lana transcribes the endless circular arguments of Parliament, the debates grow tenser and more desperate. Due to long-standing tradition, a hung vote will cause Parliament to flood and a return to endless war. Lana must rely on an unlikely pair of comrades - Bugbite, the curmudgeonly fairy, and Eloquentia, the bewitching human deputy - to save humanity (and maybe even woo one or two lucky ladies), come hell or high water.
When Maya needs to make contact with a sympathetic corporate insider, Dani and Rafe are the only ones of the Mercenary Librarians with the skill-set and experience to infiltrate the highest levels of the TechCorps. They'll go deep undercover in the decadent, luxury-soaked penthouses on the Hill.Bringing Dani face-to-face with the man who turned her into a killer. And forcing Rafe to decide how far he'll go to protect both of his families - the one he was born to, and the one he made for himself.
There's a lot that Jarlaxle doesn't know. Is he the lone survivor of the raid on the slaad fortress, can he even find a way to get out, and beyond his immediate predicament, could he possibly escape the ice caverns and get help for his friends? He has seen the slaadi's power and their god in a most personal and terrifying way and so, trapped in the ice while the world is on fire, he is in a race against time.
When Detective Inspector Joe Lazarus storms a Lincolnshire farmhouse, he expects to bring down a notorious drug gang. Instead, he discovers his own body and a spirit guide called Daisy-May. She's there to enlist him to the Dying Squad, a spectral police force who solve crimes their flesh and blood counterparts cannot. His first job is to find his own killer.
Thrice born priestess, Elder of Ahiranya, Priya's dream is to see her country rid of the rot that plagues it. Both Parijatdvipa's poisonous rule, and the blooming sickness that is slowly spreading through all living things. But she doesn't yet understand the truth of the magic she carries. Nor does she understand how her soul is entwined with that of Malini, who challenges her brother for the empire of Parijatdvipa.
Only the Order of Justices stands in the way of chaos in the Empire of the Wolf. Sir Konrad Vonvalt is the most feared Justice of all, upholding the law by way of his sharp mind, arcane powers and skill as a swordsman. Aided by Helena Sedanka, his clerk and protege, orphaned by the wars that forged the empire, he investigates the murder of a provincial aristocrat and unearths a conspiracy that stretches to the very top of Imperial society.
Punching well above their weight, Max and Markham set out to bring down a sinister organisation founded in the future - with a suspicious focus on the past. Max's focus is staying alive long enough to reunite with Leon and Matthew, alternately helped and hindered by St Mary's. Who aren't always the blessing they like to think they are.
Colonel Vladimir Lytokov and his team of mercenaries have boarded the International Space Station and hijacked it. As it scrolls across the heavens, Lytokov rains down destruction from above, effectively holding the entire globe hostage. But Lytokov and his men have overlooked one crucial aspect of their intricate plan: that astronaut Major Allison Simms is on board the ISS - and you don't mess with American astronauts!
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?
The official Tolkien calendar, featuring breathtaking artwork curated by Alan Lee and Ted Nasmith, with new and lesser known pieces unique to this calendar.
Nothing wrecks Captain Eva Innocente's vacation plans quite like an anonymous threat to vaporize billions of people. Hundreds of monoliths have suddenly materialized in space, broadcasting the same looped message: surrender or be exterminated. Is the universe being epically spammed? Surrender to whom? Exterminated when? And how is Eva, commander of a beat-up cargo ship, supposed to prevent it?
I buried the village of Ampur under a mountain of ice and snow. Then I killed their god. I've stolen old magics and been cursed for it. I started a war with those that walked before mankind and lost the princess I loved, and wanted to save. I've called lightning and bound fire. I am legend. And I am a monster. My name is Ari. And this is the story of how I let loose the first evil. Thus begins the tale of a storyteller and a singer on the run and hoping to find obscurity in a tavern bar.
Schuyler and Madeleine Burroughs have the perfect Face - rich and powerful enough to assure their dominance in society. But in their household cracks are beginning to appear. Schuyler is bored and taking risks. Maddie is becoming brittle, her happiness ever more fleeting. And their menial is fighting the most bizarre compulsions. In Face, your online profile isn't just the most important thing - it's the only thing.
When Magpie discovers her own dead body one misty morning in Bristol, it prompts her to uncover the truth of her untimely demise. Her investigations take her on a terrifying journey through multiple realities, experimental treatments, technological innovations and half-memories in a race against time and sanity.
Troy has fallen and the victorious Greeks are eager to return home with the spoils of an endless war - including the women of Troy themselves. But the body of King Priam lies unburied and desecrated, and so the victors remain in suspension, camped in the shadows of the city they destroyed as the coalition that held them together begins to unravel. And the women of Troy begin seeking the path to revenge.
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.
Gabriela Cortez, La Bruja, has had her soul trapped... somewhere, and the only one who knows how to get it back is the Oracle of Las Vegas, a powerful artifact that Carter helped create almost thirty years before. It doesn't just predict the future - it makes things happen, influencing events to reach the goal it wants. Only somebody's gone and stolen it, attempting to turn it into an artifact that doesn't just change the future, but also the past. Eric needs to find it and steal it back before this comes to pass.
Each decade, only the six most uniquely talented magicians are selected to earn a place in the Alexandrian Society, the foremost secret society in the world. The chosen will secure a life of power and prestige beyond their wildest dreams. But at what cost? Each of the six newest recruits has their reasons for accepting the Society's elusive invitation.
Fiona and Sasha return to Pandora, equipped with only a limited-edition Typhon DeLeon Vaultlander doll probably worth more than the entire planet. If they can sell this last piece of loot, they will be made for life. And Eden-5 is the only place with pockets deep enough. This shiny new world run by billionaires instead of bandits is no less deadly though, and when a certain Mechromancer arrives at the party, ready to murder the collector buying the doll, all hell is about to break loose.
Victims of vicious whims, trapped by their circumstances or pushed beyond what the mortal frame can bear, a handful of god-touched mortals - a scribe, a warlord, a dancer and a child - are about to be brought together in a conspiracy of their own. A conspiracy to reach the heavens, and take down the corrupt and aging gods ... who are already facing troubles of their own...
After the better part of a year spent in COVID lockdowns, Chaim Caan was ready to let his hair down at a night club. But the young woman he encountered that night left him with something to remember her by: she turned Chaim into a vampire. Soon, Chaim finds himself thrust into a weird underground world of mysticism and enchantment as he navigates life as the newly undead, trying to reconcile his beliefs as an Orthodox Jew with this new reality.
Recently laid-off from his newspaper, war correspondent Nick Bishop takes a job writing a profile of a new mindfulness app. The app seems like a retread of old ideas - relaxing white noise and guided meditations. At first. Then he encounters the disturbing "Sleep Songs." They work as advertised. Deep, refreshing sleep follows. But so do the nightmares, featuring a dead woman who calls Nick by name.
When a terrifying new breed of vampire is sighted outside of the city, Remy Pendergast, elite bounty hunter of rogue vampires, prepares to investigate. But then he encounters the shockingly warmhearted vampire heiress Xiaodan Song and her infuriatingly arrogant fiance, vampire lord Zidan Malekh, who may hold the key to defeating the creatures. When he's offered a spot alongside them to find the truth about the mutating virus Rot that's plaguing the kingdom, Remy faces a choice.
Eleven stories, including five Chinese Galaxy Award-winners, from the author of THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM.
From the editors of NOIR FATALE. All-new stories of fantasy and science fiction with a hardboiled detective bent--by today's top authors. Includes stories from Laurell K. Hamilton, Larry Correia, Christopher Ruocchio, D. J. Butler, Robert Buettner,Sharon Shinn, and many more.
A horror anthology of 20 stories about the terrifying fears of isolation. Featuring Tim Lebbon, Paul Tremblay, Joe R. Lansdale, M.R. Carey, Ken Liu and many more.
After the country sinks into total economic collapse and her husband walks out in the harshest, most permanent way, Miranda and her 16 year-old daugher Emma set off to Femlandia, the women-only colony Miranda's mother, Win Somers, established decades ago. The off-grid colonies are secluded, self-sufficient, and thriving - but something is not right. There are no men allowed in the colony, but babies are being born - and they're all girls.
A Shirley Jackson tribute anthology, featuring Joyce Carol Oates, Josh Malerman, Paul Tremblay, Richard Kadrey, Stephen Graham Jones, Elizabeth Hand and more.
A small independent bookstore in Minneapolis is haunted from November 2019 to November 2020 by the store's most annoying customer. Flora dies on All Souls' Day, but she simply won't leave the store. Tookie, who has landed a job selling books after years of incarceration that she survived by reading "with murderous attention," must solve the mystery of this haunting while at the same time trying to understand all that occurs in Minneapolis during the year.
Siyon Velo, Bezim dockside brat turned petty alchemist, scrapes a living hopping between the four planes of reality to harvest ingredients for the city's alchemists. But when Siyon accidentally commits an act of impossible magic, he's catapulted into the limelight - which is a bad place to be when the planes start lurching out of alignment, threatening to send Bezim into the sea.
It is 1779 and Claire and Jamie are at last reunited with their daughter, Brianna, her husband, Roger, and their children on Fraser's Ridge. Yet even in the North Carolina backcountry, the Revolutionary War creeps ever closer. And with the family finally together, Jamie and Claire have more at stake than ever before.
As a half-goddess possessing magic, Yaga is used to living on her own, her prior entanglements with mortals having led to heartbreak. She mostly keeps to her hut in the woods, where those in need of healing seek her out, even as they spread rumors about her supposed cruelty and wicked spells. But when her old friend Anastasia - now the wife of the tsar, and suffering from a mysterious illness - arrives in her forest desperate for her protection, Yaga realizes the fate of all of Russia is tied to Anastasia's.
Seeking a fresh start, Annie accepts a teaching position that moves her from Manhattan to a small village upstate. There she meets Sophie. Annie can't help but gravitate toward the self-possessed Sophie, wanting to spend more and more time with her, despite the fact that the rest of the townsfolk seem...a little afraid of her.
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.
Jane Yellowrock is the queen of the vampires, and that makes her a target as she fights to maintain control and keep peace in the city of New Orleans. With the Heir and all the forces of darkness he can muster arrayed against her, Jane will need all the help she can get. She'll find it in her city, her friends, her found family, and, of course, the Beast inside of her.
The despotic emperor and his monstrous sons, the Three Terrors, hold the countryside in their choking grip. They bleed the land and oppress the citizens with the frightful powers they inherited from the god locked under their palace. But with the aid of Jun, a guard broken by his guilt-stricken past, and Keema, an outcast fighting for his future, the god escapes from her royal captivity and flees from her own children, the triplet Terrors who would drag her back to her unholy prison.
A Heian-era mansion stands abandoned, its foundations resting on the bones of a bride and its walls packed with the remains of the girls sacrificed to keep her company.It's the perfect venue for a group of thrill-seeking friends, brought back together to celebrate a wedding. But lurking in the shadows is the ghost bride with a black smile and a hungry heart. And she gets lonely down there in the dirt.
When Charlie Reade is 17, he meets a dog named Radar and her aging master, Howard Bowditch, a recluse in a big house at the top of a big hill, with a locked shed in the backyard. Sometimes strange sounds emerge from it. When Bowditch dies, he leaves Charlie a cassette tape telling a story no one would believe. What Bowditch knows, and has kept secret all his long life, is that inside the shed is a portal to another world.
Genetic engineer Noah Parker has at last landed the job he's long coveted: director of dragon design for the Build-A-Dragon Company. A contract to develop dragons for the U.S. military promises a much-needed lifeline for the company. Yet the specs are more challenging than anything Noah has ever designed. Worse, he learns that a shadow company headed by former CEO Robert Greaves has stolen the dragon-making technology to make a competing bid.
Three dark and disturbing horror stories from an astonishing new voice, including the viral-sensation tale of obsession, Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke.
2022 Locus Best Fantasy Award winner. Battered by war and tragedy, the Kauls are plagued by resentments and old wounds as their adversaries are on the ascent and their country is riven by dangerous factions and foreign interference. The clan must discern allies from enemies, set aside bloody rivalries, and make terrible sacrifices.
The one person who ignites Nesta's temper more than any other is Cassian, the battle-scarred warrior whose position in Rhys and Feyre's Night Court keeps him constantly in Nesta's orbit. But the treacherous human queens who returned to the Continent during the last war now threaten the fragile peace. And the key to halting them might very well rely on Cassian and Nesta facing their haunting pasts.
Elphaba's granddaughter, Rain, is washed ashore on a foreign island and is taken in by a community of single women committed to obscure devotional practices. As the mainland of Maracoor sustains an assault by a foreign navy, the island's civil-servant overseer struggles to understand how an alien arriving on the shores of Maracoor could threaten the stability and wellbeing of an entire nation. Is it myth or magic at work, for good or for ill?
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.
It's the last summer for Kit Lamb. The last summer before college. The last summer with her high school basketball team, and with Dana, her best friend. The last summer before her life begins. But the night before the big game, one of the players tells a ghost story about Daphne, a girl who went to their school many years ago and died under mysterious circumstances. After Kit hears the story, her teammates vanish, one by one, and Kit begins to suspect that the stories about Daphne are real...
A woman's body is found in a river just outside of Lisbon. Inspectors Isabel Reis and Aleksandr Voronov identify the murder victim as Marta Nunes - a youth centre worker who, like Isabel, classifies as Gifted. Born with special abilities, the Gifted are often looked at with a certain level of suspicion. Investigating, Reis discovers she is connected to a number of missing women, all young, all telepathic Gifted, all vanished off the face of the earth.
Connie must defeat the idea of inevitable entropy, the end of everything. Impossible you may think, but Connie always has an angle. This time it's by upping her game, by stopping enough calamities, by answering every tug at her innate sense of adventure, she can build up enough power to counteract the end of the universe. The problem is, she's still a human woman, and even she can't keep this up for long. As she starts to fade her friends figure out a way to help: Destroy the world.
Dawsyn, axe wielder and only remaining member of her family, is chosen for human sacrifice. But Dawsyn manages to escape their clutches with the help of a half-Glacian called Ryon. But trust does not come easily, and she keeps a trained axe to his throat while they journey together down the slopes.
October Daye is finally something she never expected to be: married. With an official break from hero duties from the Queen in the Mists, and her family wholly on board with this new version of "normal," she's doing her best to adjust. Then an old friend and ally turns out to have been an enemy in disguise for this entire time, and October's brief respite turns into a battle for her life, her community, and everything she has ever believed to be true.
Jonah, Arden and Chalice are bound for Clay city. Warnings come that the scorned yet powerful Miah and Bellis have joined forces and turned their eyes to the capital, now following the direction of the slippery Mr Lindsay. Wanton destruction and death will surely follow if they cannot be distracted, tricked and stopped. All the while, the coins sewn into Arden's hands continue to poison her.
A part-time reporter and club owner takes on crooked city councilmen, mysterious and deadly mobsters, and society's deeply rooted sexism and racism, all while keeping her true identity and magical abilities hidden - inspired by an ancient Mexican folktale.
Flamboyant drag artist Luci LaBang has cast a spell over screen and stage. Now she's the leading lady in a smash hit musical. But as time takes its toll, Luci fears her star is beginning to dim. When Luci's co-star meets with a mysterious accident, a new ingenue shimmers onto the scene: Luda, whose fantastical beauty and sinister charm infatuate Luci immediately, and who bears a striking resemblance to Luci herself at a much younger age. Should Luci share the secrets of the Glamour, a mysterious discipline that draws on sex, drugs, and the occult for its trancelike, transformative effects, with Luda?
Her city is under siege. The zombies are coming back. And all Nona wants is a birthday party. In many ways, Nona is like other people. She lives with her family, has a job at her local school, and loves walks on the beach and meeting new dogs. But Nona's not like other people. Six months ago she woke up in a stranger's body, and she's afraid she might have to give it back. And each night, Nona dreams of a woman with a skull-painted face...
For 13 years, 19 year old Remy has known she is possibly the last red witch alive, and she is determined to stay that way. But the Northern Court King, who has slaughtered her family and placed a bounty on red witch heads, is intent on destroying her kind once and for all. When four fae warriors enter her tavern refuge, Remy tries to flee, but her magic isn't strong enough to stop the determined--and handsome--Prince Hale of the Eastern Kingdom.
A magic sword. A powerful curse. An untested fae princess. And a continent on fire... 18 year old Ruadora Dammacus now possesses the Immortal Blade, a powerful artifact that might be enough to overthrow the cruel oppression threatening the land. Yet when Rua discovers the Northern Court King's uncle is not only alive but has cast a spell on the blue witch army, she realizes that the battle is just beginning.
The Yaga siblings - Bellatine, a young woodworker, and Isaac, a wayfaring street performer and con artist - have been estranged since childhood, separated both by resentment and by wide miles of American highway. But when they learn that they are to receive a mysterious inheritance, the siblings are reunited - only to discover that their bequest isn't land or money, but something far stranger: a sentient house on chicken legs.
17 years ago, King Odysseus sailed to war with Troy, taking with him every man of fighting age from the island of Ithaca. None of them has returned, and the women of Ithaca have been left behind to run the kingdom. No one man is strong enough to claim Odysseus' empty throne - not yet. But everyone waits for the balance of power to tip, and Penelope knows that any choice she makes could plunge Ithaca into bloody civil war.
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.
War spreads throughout the globe, splintering old alliances and awakening sleeping enmities. All transportation systems are in ruins, causing the tyranny of distance to fracture a long-united Earth and threaten to obliterate everything the Hive system built. With the arch-criminal Mycroft nowhere to be found, his successor, Ninth Anonymous, must not only chronicle the discord of war, but attempt to restore order in a world spiraling closer to irreparable ruin.
A petty thief known as John Smith was arrested for fraudulent behavior in 1877. In 1852, Adler and Adolf Beck's father died on an expedition to a glacier, and thereafter one became a respected climate scientist, the other a successful opera singer touring the world. Or so he claimed. Police profiler Charles Ramsey also has a twin. It is 2050, and Greg is a journalist reporting on the climate-change inspired conflicts around the world.
When Ro, a struggling writer, meets four people at the local diner - all of them strangers and as lonely as Ro is - she invites them to an impromptu Christmas dinner. And when that party seems in danger of an early end, she suggests they each tell a ghost story. One that's seasonally appropriate. But Ro will come to learn that the horrors hidden in a Christmas tale - or one's past - can never be tamed once unleashed.
Jack Tamerlaine hasn't stepped foot on Cadence in ten long years, content to study music at the mainland university. But when young girls start disappearing from the isle, Jack is summoned home to help find them. The capricious spirits that rule the isle by fire, water, earth, and wind find mirth in the lives of the humans who call the land home. Adaira, heiress of the east and Jack's childhood enemy, knows the spirits only answer to a bard's music, and she hopes Jack can draw them forth by song, enticing them to return the missing girls.
Here are stories not where magic is science, but with magic and science. Not knights and castles, but knights and starships. Wizards and ray guns. Swords and planets. Contributors include Tim Akers, D.J. Butler, Simon R. Green, Susan R. Matthews, Jody Lynn Nye and Christopher Ruocchio.
A gift book, the collected wisdom and philosophy of Drizzt.
Building upon the characterization, events, and worldbuilding of the original trilogy, this novella offers a rare glimpse behind the scenes at the fate of a certain reader-favourite character.
The Anomaly has come from space and enveloped our planet. Thirty years later, on the West Coast of the US, Theo hears that his missing wife has been seen - in London. He's sick, and getting worse, so he sets off to find her. Theo's quest will take him across continents, through abandoned cities and new communities, meeting with bandits, artists, and cultists, murderers and heroes and survivors.
In Gondolin Tuor becomes great. He is wedded to Idril, Turgon's daughter, and their son is Erendel, whose birth and profound importance in days to come is foreseen by Ulmo. But then Morgoth learns through an act of supreme treachery all that he needs to mount a devastating attack on the city, with Balrogs and dragons and numberless Orcs.
In a boarded-up house on a dead-end street at the edge of the wild Washington woods lives a family of three. A teenage girl who isn't allowed outside, not after last time. A man who drinks alone in front of his TV, trying to ignore the gaps in his memory. And a house cat who loves napping and reading the Bible. An unspeakable secret binds them together, but when a new neighbor moves in next door, what is buried out among the birch trees may come back to haunt them all.
The Solarian League has been crushed by the Grand Alliance of Manticore, Haven, and Grayson. Obedient to the Alliance's surrender demands, the League is writing a new Constitution and dismantling its military. But those who most resent the Grand Alliance continue to blame Manticore for the nuclear bombardment of the planet Mesa after its surrender. And in the fullness of time,those Solarians will seek vengeance upon their enemies.
Star-crossed lovers Gareth Martinez and Caroline Sula have decisively beaten the forces of the corrupt Zanshaa government. But they discover that any advance now would spring an enemy trap. Then a surprising act of violence on Sula's part threatens their relationship - and damages their trust.
When Lady Mae turns 18, she'll inherit her mother's job as the Butcher: dismembering Settlement Five's guilty residents as payment for their petty crimes. An index finger taken for spreading salacious gossip, a foot for blasphemy, no one is exempt from punishment. But when one day Winona refuses to butcher a 6 year old boy, the Deputies come to their home and murder her. A chance meeting years later will put Lady Mae face to face with the Deputy that murdered her mother.
On the edge of the Outer Rim, a former Sith wanders, accompanied only by a faithful droid. He carries a lightsaber, but claims lineage to no Jedi clan, and pledges allegiance to no lord. Little is known about him, including his name, for he never speaks of his past, nor his regrets. But when he is forced to duel an enigmatic bandit claiming the title of Sith, it becomes clear that no amount of wandering will ever let him outpace the specters of his former life.
Jedi Master Luke Skywalker is haunted by visions of the dark side, foretelling an ominous secret growing somewhere in the depths of space, on a dead world called Exegol. The disturbance in the Force is undeniable . . . and Luke's worst fears are confirmed when his old friend Lando Calrissian comes to him with reports of a new Sith menace.
Serenity is bound for the planet Kerry with a hold full of sealed, unidentified cargo for the planet's highest-ranking nobleman. But while there, the duke's estate is attacked in the middle of the night. Mal sends Serenity to safety while he and Zoe investigate. What they find turns the whole story of Kerry upside-down. Revolution is brewing, and each of them will have to decide where to make their stand, even if it lands them on opposite sides...
The Sea of Thieves is a world of buried treasure, sea monsters, and, of course, pirates. Captain Flameheart, dread pirate of the Sea of Thieves, is a ruthless warmonger and captain of the Burning Blade. Together with his skeletal fleets he terrorizes these waters and seeks the insatiable thrill of battle.In desperation, the legendary Pirate Lord hires the crew of the Morningstar to stop Flameheart's reign of terror.
As war breaks out among the colonies, a huge ship appears over the UPP mining planet Shanmen, unleashing a black rain of death that yields hideous transformations. Rescue is too far away, and the colonists' only hope appears in the form of the vessel Righteous Fury. It carries the Jackals - an elite mix of former Colonial Marines and Royal Marines.
An all-new adventure expanding on the dramatic events seen in the blockbuster game Halo Infinite!
Padawan Reath Silas is being sent from the cosmopolitan galactic capital of Coruscant to the undeveloped frontier-and he couldn't be less happy about it. He'd rather stay at the Jedi Temple, studying the archives. But when the ship he's traveling on is knocked out of hyperspace in a galactic-wide disaster, the Jedi and their traveling companions find refuge on what appears to be an abandoned space station. But then strange things start happening...
Aren Bendis, former soldier in the Obsidian army, is being secreted away to the capital of the last alliance of free nations with the hopes that the Hero of Opalis will lead their army against his former masters. What Aren doesn't know is that his former friend Evard Dirae, a Craft Master of the Obsidian Order, is seeking Aren out.
Sylvestri Yarrow is on a streak of bad luck with no end in 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.
The planet LV-363 teems with exotic life, including a plant growing in the shadows of its deep rifts. The plant's flower yields a valuable narcotic, and people are forced by the cartels to harvest it. When a Yautja (Predator) ship arrives for a hunting ritual, the Predators seed the rifts with Xenomorph eggs. The aliens emerge and the result is bizarre and deadly hybrids, with humans trapped between the Predators and their prey.
Young adult. The brave and wise Jedi Knights and their Padawans will be put to the ultimate test when they confront the anarchistic marauders known as the Nihil. But all is not as it seems...
On their honeymoon voyage, Princess Leia and Han Solo find themselves on the grandest and most glamorous stage of all: the Halcyon, a luxury vessel on a very public journey to the most wondrous worlds in the galaxy. As the Halcyon travels from world to world, one thing becomes abundantly clear. The war is not over. But as danger draws closer, Han and Leia find that they fight their best battles not alone, but as husband and wife.
Destina Rosethorn - as her name implies - believes herself to be a favored child of destiny. But when her father dies in the War of the Lance, she watches her carefully constructed world come crashing down. She loses not only her beloved father but also the legacy he has left her: the family lands and castle. To save her father, she hatches a bold plan - to go back in time and prevent his death.
To ensure the Chiss Ascendancy's future, Thrawn will delve deep into its past, uncovering the dark secrets surrounding the ascension of the First Ruling Family. But the truth of a family's legacy is only as strong as the legend that supports it. Even if that legend turns out to be a lie.
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 the space station and military installation Anchorpoint, a new form of Xenomorph appears.
Mal and the crew take receipt of a sealed crate which they are being paid to transport to Badger, no questions asked. Yet once their cargo is safely stowed aboard, River insists Mal should "space" it out of the airlock, for it contains, she insists, ghosts. With supplies running low, the crew desperately need another pay day, but soon find themselves paralysed by hallucinations of their deepest hopes and desires, so vivid they cannot be distinguished from reality.
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.
Raffi Musiker finds herself torn between returning to her old life as a Starfleet Intelligence officer or something a little more tame - teaching at the Academy, perhaps. The decision is made for her though when a message from an old contact - a Romulan spy - is received, asking for immediate aid.
Follow Wakanda's high-tech king across the savannah, into the deepest jungles and up snow-topped mountains in this prose adaptation of the landmark comics series by Don McGregor, Rich Buckler and Billy Graham.