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.
Clio, the Muse of History, sits down to pen the 28th volume in the Chronicles of Xanth and is stunned to discover that it is already written but is totally unreadable. The Good Magician Humphrey requires Clio to rescue Xanth's dragons from extinction before he can give her a solution to the problem.
An unstoppable invasion of automatons has plunged Xanth into dire peril. All that stands between the enchanted land and destruction is the mild mannered Goblin named Goody.
The Skolian empire comes under attack from its nemesis, the Euban Concord. The Concord has undermined the Empire via subterfuge and assassination. The Skolian Empire's only hope is a young teenager who hasn't completed her training as a cadet.
Princess Ailia has joined her father, the king, on the world of Arainia where, with her trusted companions Damion, Jomar, and Lorelyn, she struggles to control her growing powers while gathering political allies. But Dragon Prince Mandrake and the tyrant Khalazar have assembled an army for an attack on Arainia. Jomar and Damion return to Mera to battle their enemies, Ailia embarks alone on a perilous mission - one that will place her in Mandrake's power...
The Executive Facilitator General Labienus plans a double cross to plot a complete takeover of the world, a plot that he has planned since he was a young god-figure in Sumaria.
The Emperess of Estorea, young and idealistic, has inherited a large and powerful realm. She hopes to introduce a golden age. But her plans meet with resistance, dissent and betrayal - both in the outer provinces and in her own court. And it is just now that centuries of selective breeding bear fruit and four children with magical powers are born. And an Empire is about to fall.
Candy Quackenbush's adventures in Abarat continue with the henchmen of the evil Christopher Carrion (and his fiendish grandmother Mater Motley) in close pursuit. The Army of Night will soon conquer the islands unless the forces of Day can ready themselves and Candy can unlock the mystery she carries inside. Recommended.
Avalon is suffering from mysterious droughts and the very stars are beginning to lose their light. The fate of Avalon rests with Tamyn, a wandering wilderness guide, apprentic priestess Elli, and young eagleman Scree. One of them is the true heir to Merlin. And one is the child of dark prophecy, fated to destroy Avalon.
Tamwyn's vision reveals dark shadows pouring out from the place of the stars toward Avalon. In order to save the Great Tree Elli must reach the Lady of the Lake, Scree the Eaglefolks, and Tamwyn himself into Avalon's heartwood.
Sequel to the alternate history WEAPONS OF CHOICE. The consequences are now spun out: an alliance between Hitler and Stalin, a Japanese assault on Australia, and an all-out Nazi invasion of England.
The Abbadon Inn once housed a gangster named Jack Cooney who died in the 1950's - and whose spirit is reaching out to the Abbadon's new owner.
Sequel to MOUNTAIN'S CALL. Kerrec, deeply wounded, is sent from the Mountain on a desperate quest for healing. Valeria is forbidden to follow him but she does so anyway, driven by a power she cannot understand. Once again the threat of war and unrest is spread throughout the land, the barbarian hordes have returned and it is Valeria - and Kerrec - who must gather their strength and their wounded magic to protect all that they believe in... But who will believe in them?
An apparently young, amnesiac girl has alarmingly un-human needs and abilities that lead her to a startling conclusion: she is in fact a genetically modified, 53-year-old vampire. Forced to discover what she can about her stolen former life, she must at the same time learn who wanted - and still wants - to destroy her and those she cares for, and how she can save herself.
The realm of the dead is built from the dreams of the living. Vincent Ettrich and his lover, Isabelle Neukor have crossed from life to death and back again. Isabelle bears a very special child who may someday restore the ever-changing mosaic that is reality. The agents of Chaos want to lure her back to the land of the dead and keep her there forever.
The man known as Falconer was born the bastard son of a whore, served the royal court as a predator trainer, and warred against the infidel Saracens as a conscripted soldier in the Holy Land. But it wasn't until he found himself in the arms of a creature called Pythia that he found his destiny - as a vampire.
Sequel to THE LAST KINGDOM. Uhtred and Alfred have found refuge in Athelney, a tidal swamp to which the Saxon Kingdom has shrunk. Uhtred finds himself torn betwen his Danish foster brother and the winning Vikings and his growing respect for the stubborn Alfred.
Jak Rebo is a Runner, an interstellar courier whose present job is to deliver a future religious leader to his people while avoiding assassins. If that's not enough, he gets involved with a very beautiful woman who holds the secret to instantaenous travel between star systems - a secret that some would kill for.
When FTL technology is discovered in the alien Ramanthians' possession, General William "Bill" Booly III and First Lieutenant Antonio Santana face an epic struggle - on two fronts - to save the Confederacy at any cost. The Legion of the Damned must establish a new capital on Algernon - and seize the technology from the aliens before they can use it.
Nita and Kit return from their wizardly holiday, looking forward to getting back to their routine. But a strange darkness is about to befall the older wizards of the world, stealing away their power. The young wizards of Earth and many other planets race to search worlds known and unknown for the secret weapon the Powers That Be have promised - before the minions of the sinister Lone Power find it first. And then, for the first time in millenia, the wizards must go to war.
As Hallowe'en approaches, strange things are happening in the basement of Uncle Henry's funeral parlor, where 10-year-old Bridget Ann (nicknamed "Dragonfly") lives. Uncle Henry summons his friend Mothkin, a hunter, to investigate. Exploring the basement, Mothkin and Dragonfly find the door to a strange underground place they will soon know as Harvest Moon. Here, the evil master Samuel Hain (who takes great pride in having started the black plague) has enslaved the entire population. You'll meet assorted vampires, werewolves, gypsies, Hain's cutthroat henchman, and the ever-present "Jolly Jack," Hain's airborne, pumpkin-shaped battle-cruiser, which leaves death and destruction in its wake.
A spoof of the historical crime novel. New York, 1882: the bizarre crimes of Jack the Jolly Thwacker are terrorizing the city. Using historical records the author finds increasingly curious evidence that the killer might well be from the 20th century. These investigations draw him literally into the case, as time travel comes into play.
The process of using animal parts in human patients has revolutionized medicine. Some fear that a pig virus could cross over into the human population and cause an epidemic. Dr. Scott Merritt has visions of a devastating plague caused by xenotransplantation.
Weber, Lackey, Lindskold, Wentworth, Freer and Flint contribute stories set in the alternate history of Flint's 1632.
Flinx attempts something that may be impossible for the heretofor undefeated hero. His mission: to take a vacation. But it will not be relaxation and reflection, for trouble follows Phillip Lynx everywhere he goes.
The eve of revolution, 1772, and from his time-travelling wife, Claire, Scotsman Jamie Fraser knows that three years hence will be American independence. He hopes his family may be wrong about the future.
Lady Robyn, once a savvy Hollywood exec, is now betrothed to young Edward Plantagent, Duke of York and heir to the English throne. But war is in the air, with a rebellious Tudor army challenging Edward's forces at home and French invaders preparing to march on London.
Combat correspondent Phoenix Lafayette, on Guam in 1944, is getting ideas put into his head by Serena Freeman, a modern professor at Cambridge University. She has invented a time machine that allows her to mentally enter the minds of people from the past and is testing it out on Phoenix. Both are put in danger when the government learns of the machine and attempts to obtain it by any means available, including murder.
Hell - the pit of evil, the realm of despair, the place sinners pay for eternity. In these 16 original stories, readers are offered glimpses of Hell never seen before, in which the fire and brimstone of the netherworld may not be as bad as some have said--or perhaps, it's even worse than some could imagine.
The Twil Gate links two very different realms. On one side of the portal is Senal, an advanced technological civilization of some thirty billion inhabitants. On the other side is Irion, where the world is flat and mighty wizards once ruled. Jedda Martele, a linguist from Senal, shares her people's assumption that Irion is backwards and superstitious and no match for her homeland's superior numbers and science. But as the two realms march inevitably towards war, Jedda finds herself at the center of unimaginable events that will challenge everything she has ever believed about the world - and herself.
Anita Blake is called on to consult on the case of a vampire serial killer who preys on strippers. She fears her judgment may be clouded as a result of her association with Jean-Claude, Master Vampire of the City, as well as sundry passionate contacts with vampires, werewolves and the shapeshifter Micah. So she does something unprecedented: she calls for help.
Jamie Sommers was conceived in adultery and born in sin. The nuns told him that he was destined to repeat the sins of his parents. He sought out danger and adventure and in Hawkes Harbor, Delaware, Jamie discoverd something that was enough to drive him insane and change his life forever. Jamie Sommers - petty criminal and lost soul will find redemption through his encounter with a monster.
22 all-new stories from the edge: Gaiman, Tem, Koja, Schow, Little, Brite, Lansdale, Ketchum, Lee, Kiernan, Warrington, Massie, Navarro, Shirley, Hodge and Engstrom are among the all-star cast.
Romance. The world's oldest living vampire assumes a mortal identity - and experiences a blazing passion for a woman that brings his tired heart back to life.
[BC author]. Baro Harkless has devoted his life to the service of the Archonite Bureau of Security, a force given the task of keeping the peace among the city states of Old Earth. Baro forms an uneasy truce with Luff Imbry, a criminal of Sherit, in order to capture the greatest con-man of them all, Horselan Gebbling. Recommended.
Henry Ford's Detroit factories have been retooled for the war effort against the Nazis, including a secret military project to produce golems. Jared works on the project, mindlessly sifting clay to be made into golems. But a childhood encounter with a dwarf called the Nain Rouge makes him a target of the factory foreman, German spies, and a shape-shifting Indian shaman.
When his uncle murders his family to take over the kingdom, Prince Kattanan duRhys is the only one of royal blood left alive...at a terrible cost. Mutilated, he can no longer claim his throne nor sire heirs to reign against the tyrannic new ruler. Trained as a harmless singer, Kattanan falls into an impossible, secret love with the Princess Melisande. But her jealous fiance has his own nefarious plans, including a dark conspiracy with Kattanan's traitor...and a sinister magic that could destroy the kingdom. Banished, betrayed, rescued and revealed, Kattanan becomes the focal point of his grandmother's obsessive plot to depose his uncle. But can he gain the throne? And at what price?
Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn, must confront the Dark One as humanity's only hope. But Rand dares not fight until he possesses all the surviving seals on the Dark One's prison. Yes, Rand must collect them all. And time is running out.
In nineteenth century London, Jack the Ripper has claimed another victim. But this "London" is a crime free virtual city, a historical theme park for tourists. Qualified witch Roberta Morgenstern and her fresh out of the police academy assistant, Clement Martineau, set out to solve the murder.
This dark and atmospheric retelling of the Cinderella fairy tale is set in London during the first World War. An intelligent young Englishwoman is made into a virtual slave by her evil stepmother. Her only hope of rescue comes in the shape of a scarred World War I pilot of noble blood, whose own powers over the elements are about to be needed more than ever.
Set in Edwardian London - where magic is real and Elemental Masters control the powers of Fire, Water, Air, and Earth. Lord Alderscroft, Master of the British Elemental Masters Council is the most powerful Fire Master ever to lead the Council. But in his youth, he was bespelled by an evil Elemental Master who hoped to use him for political gain.
Test how deep your knowledge of Discworld really goes - does it dwell with the turtles?
Patricia returns to the quiet backwoods town where she grew up. It's not so quiet now: she encounters a woman strangled half to death and then buried alive - children who scampered off to play, never to return - men and women strung up and butchered for sport - corpses dug up and bodies found with parts missing. And then there's the lust-filled dreams that fuel deadly obsessions as the bodies pile up, and the blood flows. Other than that, though, it's still pretty quiet.
Firekeeper and her wolf companion, Blind Seer, are kidnapped and dragged overseas, then forced to maneuver for their lives in a new and dangerous society.
Jason Handford has a real gift for writing letters that get results - from complaints to love letters to editorials. Then he's offered a job to do it for a living. It consumes his time, his mind, and eventually, his soul, Jason really should have stuck with freelance.
Sequel to DRAGON'S WINTER. A fearsome dragon lord struggles between ruling with might and ruling with justice.
Liir is bruised, comatose, and left for dead in a gully. He is tended at the Cloister of Saint Glinda by the silent novice called Candle, who wills him back to life with her musical gifts. Liir must learn what dark force left him in this condition. He must learn if he is really Elphaba's son and if he can find Nor, his supposed half-sister. In an Oz that, since the Wizard's departure, is under new and dangerous management, can Liir keep his head down long enough to grow up? Recommended.
Surviving a serious car accident Pamela Gardner walks away from the hospital physically unharmed - yet haunted by missing time, black-outs and visions. A shadowy killer is closing in, but is he just a figment of her fractured imagination? As darkness arrives, so will the truth.
From the author of THE DARKENING. A reclusive Houston detective finds himself in the midst of a mysterious supernatural phenomenon while on the hunt for a sadistic killer.
Sequel to PARADOX. Logosopher Tom Corcorigan seeks an antidote to the femtocyte toxins with which he has been poisoned. Aided by a vision from a mysterious Seer, he attempts to find his future inamorata Captain Elva Strelsthorm. She's somehow ended up downloaded into a twin sister. Tom's attempts in this direction are impeded by an invasion of the alien Dark Fire.
Signs of intelligent life have been discovered on the sunless planet Danann. Orbital shuttle pilot Jiendra Chang and a team of specialists are sent to explore - but there are forces that will stop at nothing to prevent them from unraveling Danann's secrets.
Takeshi Kovacs (of ALTERED CARBON and BROKEN ANGELS) returns to his home planet of Harlan's World to face the political fallout of a squandered revolution, the ghost of Quellcrist Falconer, and a younger version of himself. Recommended.
A giant squid captured in a bizarre oceanic maelstrom dies in a Chicago aquarium, but not before laying eggs that - if I understand the explanation correctly - lure people close enough so that they'll get zapped by squid egg megavolts, whereupon the unlucky victim is diced up into a loose confederation of hunks of flesh. These colonies of human flesh will then pulse with evil energy and fry and consume other hapless citizens. And so on. It's a job for Remo.
In downtown Manhattan, a rising young painter is haunted by disturbing dreams...In small-town Minnesota, a teenage orphan struggles with a knowledge beyond his years - and a destiny he wants no part of...In California, young and old, hipsters and hippies, fall under the spell of a wildly charismatic singer whose voice breaks down all barriers - including the ones between heaven and hell. The fans of Asha are finding one other - and the world is running out of time.
Cade Williams, a Knight Commander of the underground Knights Templar, must deal with a group of Necromancers who are attacking Templar bases, killing Knights and resurrecting them. They seek the Spear of Destiny and it is Cade's duty to prevent them from possessing it.
In what was once the City of Angels a power longs for release. Below, beneath, beyond, it seethes. And there are those who would see it freed. Mika herself seeks freedom. She's come to Crimson City looking for the key. But that key's keeper is a killer, an outsider, a mercenary with a poisoned past. To her kind, he has meant only death. No matter that Conor McCabe's pale green eyes hold a hint of lust, the glint of a bond never to be broken; the path ahead lies in shadow. And the moment of truth must come.
Young Darroti is accused of the murder of a highborn Mendicant and is exiled from Lemabantunk, the Glorious City. His entire family must share his shame and punishment of exile to an unknown world.
One summer three children meet Gina and learn of her strange abilities. And then the summer, magical with fun and friendship, ends in a moment of madness and blood. 20 years later something inexplicable has infected the town. Could the secret lie in the past, in Gina's old house, abandoned long ago but never quite empty?
Scott Crane has not played professional poker for a decade, but he is still haunted by a strange poker game that took place on Lake Mead (near Las Vegas) in 1969. His destiny and the legacy of Bugsy Siegel are now on the table as the stakes double and redouble. RECOMMENDED.
Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch admits he may not be the sharpest knife in the cutlery drawer -- he might not even be a spoon. But he's dogged and honest and he'll be damned if he lets anyone disturb his city's always-tentative peace - and that includes a rabble-rousing dwarf from the sticks (or deep beneath them) who has been stirring up big trouble on the eve of the anniversary of one of Discworld's most infamous historical events.
Con artist Moist von Lipwig faces a difficult choice: be hanged, or put Ankh-Morpork's ailing postal service back on its feet.
An historical novel based on the life of Alexander the Great, from the author of GATES OF FIRE, TIDES OF WAR, and LAST OF THE AMAZONS.
Although orphaned at birth, Eden Moore is protected by three dead women who watch from the shadows. Eden must decipher the secret of the ghostly trio to prevent a new enemy from destroying what is left of her family. She seeks the truth that will save her beloved aunt from the curse that threatens her life.
On Earth, a secret organization known as SPIRAL exists to fight a shadow war against fanatics and rogue states. SPIRAL conducts covert operations around the world to secure humanity's survival.
Former SEAL Michael Harmon, Team Name "Ghost," retired for service injuries, is not enjoying college life. But things are about to change, if not for the better. When he sees a kidnapping, a series of (at the time) logical decisions leave him shot to ribbons and battling a battalion of Syrian commandos with only the help of three naked co-eds who answer to the names "Bambi," "Thumper" and "Cotton Tail." Other than that, there doesn't appear to be any fantasy element to this novel.
The snow starts falling and doesn't stop, falls until it is three miles thick across the whole of earth and six billion people have died. 150,000 survive to encounter the lies. Lies about how the snow started, who is to blame, who is left, and what is really under the snow.
In the near-future world of FORTY SIGNS OF RAIN, crisis comes to American shores. Brave souls recognize the ironic and tragic twist behind the global warming effect: it could actually trigger plummeting temperatures and a catastrophic new Ice Age.
Anjuli O'Connell finds the body of an OptiNet colleague after he uploaded himself into the giant OptiNet AI. She attempts to figure out just exactly what his new status is. Clarke and BSFA Best Novel Awards nominee.
More than a century ago, the death of the King of Ayr catapulted the families of the Renne and the Wills into a battle for control of the kingdom. Ancient sorcerers and a dark knight have powers that could destroy the world unless they can be stopped.
After the assassination of his mother, Haydn, Sebastian now rules Mars. But a revolt by Haydn's old enemy forces Sebastian to make his stand.
Sequel to ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE. After dark the dead are turning up on the doorstep of Chris Csejthe asking for justice, and the police want to know where all those corpses are coming from. Undead terrorists are testing a doomsday virus on his new hometown and he's caught in the crossfire between a white supremacist militia and the resurrected Civil War dead.
Lemony Snicket returns with the last book before the last book.
Martin Kowalski is an eighty-year-old man stuck in a twenty-year-old body. He works the graveyard shift. He has a poster of Bela Lugosi on his wall and a box of uneaten Count Chocula in his pantry. He drinks stem-cell-derived blood from cleverly packaged and marketed juice boxes. He is, in short, a vampire. But since his wildly successful scheme to turn as many mortals as possible into vampires -- "vamp" them rather than kill them -- resulted in a new immortal majority, Marty finds little of interest to fill his countless days.
About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She'll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace - and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of ixia. And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly Dust - and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay the agonizing death from the poison. As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can't control.
Vampire/countess Beatrice Lisse collaborates with British secret agent John Staunton to combat a plot concoted by a power-seeking vampire with whom Beatrice has previously butted fangs. (I picture a couple of rheumy-eyed and anemic rhinoceri glaring at one another over their tusks).
Willy Patrick, author of a respected young adult novel, believes she is losing her mind, haunted by her dead daughter. Timothy Underhill, struggling with a new book, is confronted by the ghost of his nine year old sister April and begins receiving emails from dead people he knew in his youth. The two will meet to confront the evils surrounding them.
Sequel to THE DRAGONS OF CUYAHOGA. Were the dwarves allies, enemies, or helpless victims in Kline Maxwell's struggle against the dark power that had targeted all he held dear?
The Saxons ruled England for 500 years but a wave of change approaches with the birth of William, the bastard son of a duke and a magical woman of Druid descent. In an epic battle that spans worlds and ages, magical forces and earthbound armies will be drawn together by William as he fights to achieve his destiny and reign as King of England.
Sequel to RITE OF CONQUEST. Red William, eldest son of William the Conqueror, has decided to leave magic out of his rule and has caused the land to wither and die. Now the fate of Britain lies in the hands of Edith, princess of Scotland, and Harry, youngest son of the Conqueror. Both are gifted in magic, but only the blood of a king will cleanse the land from the evil and pestilence that infects it.
In DREAMS OF THE SEA we meet Eilai, an ancient dreamer, and the Earth colonists who establish a new settlement on the planet Tyranael. Now we meet, through the telepathic eyes of Simon, the next generation of those who live on the planet.
The twin offspring of a high priestess and a dragon are raised apart, one in a human court, the other in hiding. It is up to Draconas, a special emissary of the Parliament of Dragons, to make sure they reach maturity.
15 years after THE BRIGHT AND THE DARK, the government of Dabion is in chaos. Now, with a plague decimating the population, four people from very different worlds must come together and fight an ancient conspiracy - or perish.
The conclusion of the Arthurian series centers on the relationship and lives of three people: King Arthur of England, Queen Guinevere and Clothar. Clothar, the young knight known as the Lancer, travels to Gaul as Arthur's ambassador and then returns when Arthur needs him the most.
The universe has fallen into bloody chaos now that the dread empire of the tyrannical Shaa is no more -- prey for the merciless insectoid Naxid, who now hunger for domination. But the far-flung human descendants of Terra have finally tasted liberty, and their warrior heroes will not submit. Separated by light-years, Lord Gareth Martinez and the mysterious guerrilla fighter Caroline Sula each pursue a different road to victory in tomorrow's ultimate battle.
Sir Able returns to the world of Mythgarthr from Skye following his fight with the dragon Grengarm. Twenty years older and with Cloud, his unicorn steed, he has special magical powers he has sworn not to use, in return for the hope of meeting his beloved Aelf queen. He battles giants, evades a sorceress who tries repeatedly to seduce him, and serves the mercurial dragon King Arnthor in a final war with the Osterlings.
Krakatoa erupts. The vampire Count Saint-Germain - along with his faithful manservant, a female shaman, and her nomadic tribe - makes his way slowly towards Europe, hoping to find safety in the West.
Anok Wati, a young warrior of the streets, strikes a pact with an ancient and forbidden god who gives him a seemingly impossible task. To gain vengeance for his father's death Anok must join the sinister cult of the snake-god Set - and destroy them from within.
Investigator Frank Compton is enlisted by the Spiders to determine who is trying to take over the Quadril transportation system.
Two groups of aliens, the Greens and the Grays, ancient enemies, have been living in the shadows of New York for 75 years. They strike an uneasy truce, but it requires the sacrifice of 12 year old Melantha Green. Both groups of aliens are desperate to get her back from an unsuspecting young married couple in whose care she has been thrust.
Kane and his warriors strike against a consortium with pre-Dark roots. This group is engaged in the excavation of ancient artifacts in Wyoming and is, as a result, turning the newly liberated outlands into a hellzone. But the survivalists soon find that they must carefully navigate the power, hatred, and fury of a woman warrior.
Alec Checkerfield is the 7th Earl of Finsbury, pirate, renegade, hero, once and future love of Mendoza. Mendoza, a botanist and immortal cybord, is a Preserver sent from the 24th century by the Company to recover things from the past and is a woman in love with Alec. But she is stranded 150,000 years in the past when suddenly a time faring pirate falls out of the sky. Recommended.
Pirius returns with his captured Xeelee fighter to a time before he left. There are now two of him. The older is court-martialed, but the younger is brought by Commissary Nilis back to Earth, the capital of a vast empire seething with intrigue. There Pirius Red will discover truths that will shatter his preconceived notions of all that he is fighting for, even of what it means to be human.
Burned-out New York City cop Ted McShane and his wife Liz are the new proprietors of the Abbadon Inn on the shore in Victorian Cape May. But two chilling disappearances have locals fearing that a legendary, bloodthirsty creature has been roused. And after one hundred years in hiding, it's very, very hungry.
Weather Warden Joanne Baldwin's stormy personal life is taking its toll on her patientce - and her powers. But when the truce between the Wardens and the mystical Djinn starts to self-destruct, Joanne finds herself forced to choose between saving her Djinn lover, saving her Djinn abilities - and saving humanity.
After the crash of the chip Colong, Welkin, a 14 year old Skyborn is left for dead. He is rescued by a group of Earthborn and becomes a trusted member of the family.
Zarq captures the attention of an eccentric and dangerous dragonmaster and unleashes a storm of tragedy. She is forced to flee with her delirious half-breed mother. Now consumed by the desire for revenge, she becomes addicted to a venom drawn from dragons and sinks into a realm of bizarre magic. Here, influenced by the divine grace of dragon memories, she glimpses possibilities of revenge and social revolution.
Betsy, the Vampire Queen, isn't looking forward to Christmas. She'll have to deal with a family that includes a half-sister who's the devil's daughter and an evil stepmother. She'll have to include in her plans a fiend living in her basement and she has a spring wedding to plan. Could things be worse?
Graham Smith and Annalise Mercado see and hear things other people can't. Their lives are fragmented across alternate realities and they hold the key to the future of a billion planets.
Three dragon tales for the holiday season, one each from Jeff Grub, James Ward and Ed Greenwood.
Gator Fontenot of the Special Forces paranormal squad must reel in the elusive Iris "Flame" Johnson, a victim of the same horrific experiments that warped Gator - and a red-haired weapon of unimaginable destructive powers bent on revenge in the sultry bayous of New Orleans.
When a Great Darkness threatens to overtake the entire universe, Flinx, whose problems have tended to increase at an exponential rate, will finally face his own darkness.
A drug lord covets the alliance that Stonefort's shape-shifting Morgan family has made with the magicial beings known as dragons. 17 year old Gary Morgan must learn to master the power of the Dragon, but he'll need the help of his family's ancient rivals, the witches of the Haskell family.
Maureen Pierce (of THE SUMMER COUNTRY) has come to terms with her magical heritage and has elected to stay in the enchanted land. But before she can fully embrace her new home - and new love, Pendragon warrior Brian Albion - Maureen must face the sorceress she believed was vanquished forever.
More of Howard's original Conan stories, including "Beyond the Black River", "Red Nails" and rare early drafts and synopses.
The truce between the humans, vampires, and werewolves is crumbling, giving Claudia Donovan and the rest of the Crimson City Police Department a lot to handle. But when her daughter is kidnapped, Claudia learns first hand that demons still exist.
Dubric Byerly, head of security at Castle Faldorrah, (of the award-winning GHOSTS IN THE SNOW) must stop a vicious stalker from murdering the young boys of the northern reach. But a twisted killer may not be all that he's looking for - or the only evil that he'll find.
A young woman in the Midlands in 1966: she and her family live on the margins of society. Nevertheless her family life is stifling and she seeks freedom with a group of beatniks, but must fight to find acceptance there also. All the while she is struggling with her fey powers. Recommended.
An ancient evil stirs. The legendary Briar King has awakened and he's taking back his land. In Crotheny, the queen rules, but there are few to whom she can turn, as a corrupt church conspires against her. As war looms on the horizon, the heir Anne Dare is missing, and only one man can be trusted to find her. Recommended.
On the day he is born, Jimmy Tock's grandfather dies. But before dying, his grandfather predicts that his grandson will face five dark days in his life, one each in his 20th year, 23rd, 28th, 29th and 30th. What will Jimmy have to face on those five days?
Return to the unique world of Pico Mundo and to his unforgettable hero, Odd. Evil is coming and there can be no innocent bystanders in the battle that follows.
Three tales of romantic fantasy in one volume.
The unassuming Sky Plains healer Gilfeather is drawn into the adventure of a lifetime, as he joins a warrior and a sorceress on a quest to overcome a ruthless dunmagicker whose lust for dark power places the entirety of the Glory Isles in danger.
The terrorizing of Deana, a teenage girl, by a bloodthirsty madman out for blood may be linked with what happened to her mother long ago at an abandoned house out on the lake.
Throughout the Free Galaxy, remnants of the fascistic Oligarchy are working to bring mankind back under their cruel and repressive rule. 16 year old Jerel Telemon holds the key to the weapon that can tilt the balance toward good or evil. The first book of a multi-book series.
A collection of his short stories.
Sixteen all-new tales of time travel and alternate history, featuring stories by such noted authors as Dean Wesley Smith, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Laura Resnick, and others. Original.
A new collection of his classic macabre tales, with an intro by Harlan Ellison.
Kundala is Miina's world, created by that Goddess with the help of the dragons. But Miina is missing, and her people have been enslaved by the alien V'ornn. Now a saviour has come, the Dar Sala-at, a messiah promised by prophecy yet unlike anyone's expectations: within the body of a beautiful young woman is the mind and spirit of a unique Kundalan female who is joined in mystical partnership with the mind and spirit of Annon Ashera, a V'ornn male, the last survivor of a noble family. Together the two adolescents have matured and merged into a new joint identity. Now their common destiny, and Kundala's, is in their own hands.
Two intelligent species on the same planet finally encounter each other. Paras and Ortok are the only continents on this world, the homes to these two different species, and are separated by thousands of miles of ocean.
After a 400 yearjourney, an ancient starship enters a new system for colonization. They detect curious electromagnetic emissions from the Earth-like world. Meanwhile on this planet "Ground", a young astronomer notices a moving point of light that could not be a comet.
Sequel to WOLFSKIN. The terrible secret surrounding a young man's paternity comes to light in the new land settled by Eyvind and his people. It will set in motion a chain of events that could send the best and brightest on a journey to discover the truth.
On the ice planet Nevya, Singers are trained to use music to channel psi energy into heat and light. Mreen, a talented Singer, is unable to speak and so paired with Emle who can't harness her psi. The two attempt to help young Gwin whose stepfather wants to exploit her gifts.
A new equilibrium has been reached in the land as its factions pause to lick their wounds. With the death of a monstrous king, Cersei is ruling as regent in King's Landing. Robb Stark's demise has broken the back of the Northern rebels and his siblings are all scattered. But as in the aftermath of any climactic battle, it is not long before the carrion-eaters start to gather, picking on the bones of the dead and the dying.
The luxury space yacht Polaris carried an elite group of the wealthy and the curious thousands of light years from Earth to witness a spectacular stellar phenomenon. It never returned. The search party found the yacht empty and adrift in space, the fate of its pilot and passengers an unsolved mystery. Six years later antiquities dealer Alex Benedict is determined to find the truth behind Polaris. Recommended.
Antiquities dealer Alex Benedict (of TALENT FOR WAR and POLARIS) acquires a cup that seems to be from a ship belonging to a colony that disappeared nillenia ago. The discovery and the questions it raises draws Alex into the very heart of danger.
Sequel and conclusion to ILLUMINATION and THE BINDER'S ROAD. The last ragged defenders battle horrors out of nightmare, their blades no match for the monstrous onslaught. It will take more than the golden light of mages, the copper shine of touches, the silver glow of visants to stave off annihilation. It will take a harrowing passage into realms beyond death - a quest for the source of light itself.
A collection of her short work inspired by the tradition of fairy tale.
When the master vampire Marquis de Sade returns to his beloved Paris, he finds himself forced to join with an old nemesis in a battle against a deadly new foe - a mysterious killer who leaves a string of nearly bloodless bodies in his wake.
The perfect gift! 7-year-old Joshua believes he has seen Santa struck down by a shovel to the head. But it's not Santa - it's the town's evil real estate developer Dale. The angel Raziel is determined to grant Joshua's wish. He commands Dale Pearson to arise again. But it's not only the dead Dale who hears the call.
In the land of Bheafla, magic defines and controls the social order. Reeth Caldason is one of the last members of a race of warriors who is cursed with a spell of blind rage. As Reeth searches for a cure to his magical affliction, he is assisted by a sorcerer's apprentice, Kutch.
The first new WITCH WORLD novel in more than a decade tells the tale of Aisling, a young witch from a family gifted with magical power. Her brother Kirion wields a power he gained by killing another who holds power. Aisling fled Kars when Kirion tried to kill her. Now she returns in disguise with her younger brother Keelan to undermine Kirion's power and defeat the evil duke of Kars.
In Anavatan it's hard to survive if you're not pledged to a deity. When the chaos of Halvo's Dance sweeps the city, the unaffiliated make themselves scarce. But the street orphans Spar and Brax get caught in the dance. Spar is marked as as the future Champion of the War God and Brax must learn to become a seer. And their enemy Graize is cast from the city and claimed by hungry spirits.
The alien Heechee who created a gateway through which humans have explored space, have retreated to the galactic core. There both the living and the "stored" Heechee live in peace. People of Earth are living with the Heechee but there is a threat: the alien Kugel are threatening the galactic core and Wan Enrique Santos-Smith who has an insane hatred of the Heechee plots the destruction of the entire galaxy.
128 pages, with words by Pratchett and art by Kidby.
Award-winning illustrators interpret Discworld.
A Discworld juvenile. Sam Vimes must read Where's My Cow?, with all the right farmyard noises, to his little boy. But why is it is full of moo-cows and baa-lambs when Young Sam will only ever see them cooked on a plate? So Sam starts adapting the story into a story with streets, not fields. Into a book with rogues and villains - a book about the place where he'll grow up.
Three brothers take shelter on a pretechnological world where dragons are worshiped as gods. When the off-world forces they have fled track them down, they must find a way to save the world they've made their own.
Tiring of vampires, perhaps, Rice turns her hand to a novel about the childhood of Christ, told in the voice of the young Jesus. Little or no nosferatu content.
A human sniper, a psychopath, is on the planet of the empathic Darhel, seeking his target. And now one of the aliens must learn to fight back, to kill or be killed.
Lissianna has spent centuries pining for Mr. Right, not just a quick snack, and this sexy guy here looks like he might be a candidate. He's the very tasty psychoanalyst, Dr. Greg Hewitt, whom her helpful mother has tied to her bed. But there's another, more pressing issue: her tendency to faint at the sight of blood ... an especially annoying quirk for a vampire.
Captain Pausert successfully sells odd-ball cargoes no one else can sell. And then he made the mistake of freeing three slave children from their masters who were eager to part with them. No good deed goes unpunished, and in fact the harmless-looking little girls were three of the notorious Witches of Karres. Considered a masterpiece, this novel was a Hugo finalist when it was first published.
As part of an agenda to oust her father from his political position, Kris Longknife is relieved of command. But when an alien enemy launches an invasion, she defies both government and military authority to lead a rag-tag fleet against the threat.
Damiana is a Safe-keeper in the small village of Tambleham - she keeps silent the secrets that visitors and neighbours impart to her. A mysterious stranger arrives and passes to her an unusual secret - a baby boy. She raises the boy with her own newborn daughter. As teenagers, Reed and Fiona must come to terms with who they are and who they may be.
An assassin's bullet knocks Chris Csejthe out of his body and into the afterlife as he journeys through the realm of the truly dead before a final showdown with an evil spawned in Nazi Germany - an evil kept alive through genetic manipulation and nanotechnology and waiting only for Csejthe's blood to overcome the last hurdle to immortality!
Former captain Chasidah Bergren is wrongly court-martialed and consigned a remote prison planet. There, after she kills a brutal guard, Gabriel Sullivan, a ghost from her past, steps from the shadows and offers her a ticket to freedom - for a price. Gabriel needs Chaz to help him stop whoever it is that is secretly breeding jukors, vicious and uncontrollable killing machines. The mission means putting their lives on the line - but the tensions that heat up between them may be the riskiest part of all.
The military mission from Earth found three alien races when it reached the planet called Bezer'ej. One of the sentient species has now been exterminated due to the ignorant, desperate actions of human interlopers, an outrage that must be redressed. But those who are coming to judge will not restrict their justice to the individual humans responsible for the slaughter. Earth itself must answer for the genocide. And its ultimate fate may depend on a dead woman: former police officer Shan Frankland, who became something far greater than human before destroying herself in the vast airless depths of space.
The Japanese have occupied the Hawaiian Islands. Now America is marshalling its military forces, from East Coast to West, to reclaim the islands from the enemy.
Alternate history. December 7, 1941, and the Japanese have launched an attack on US naval forces stationed in Pearl Harbor. The Japanese will follow up their air attack with the invasion and occupation of Hawaii. There is no one to stop the Japanese from using the island's resources to launch an attack against America's western coast.
Denver late-night radio dj Kitty Norville is a closet werewolf who accidentally starts "The Midnight Hour," a late-night advice show for the supernaturally disadvantaged. But with a werewolf hunter on the loose, it's the host who will need help.
War with Haven has resumed and Admiral Harrington has been recalled from the Sidemore system to command Eighth Fleet. She must somehow prevent Haven's superior strength from gaining a quick victory. Her job is to give Manticore the time it needs to regain a strategic balance.
Sequel to MISTRESS OF DRAGONS and DRAGON'S SON. Two renegade dragons have a plan to enslave all mankind with the help of an army of crazed demi-human dragons. It is up to two brothers and Draconas to restore the status quo of coexistence between Dragonkind and humankind.
Ile-Rien has fallen - and Tremaine Valiarde and his companions are caught between the unstoppable army called the Gardier and an ancient evil. Even the growing power of the sorcerer's sphere may not be enough to avert destruction. Recommended.
Searching for a way to stop the dread Gardier from conquering Ile-Rien, Tremaine Valiarde discovered a new world filled with perils and potential allies. Now aided by her mercurial, mysterious father, Nicholas, and a brave band of heroes, she fights to recover the magical city of Lodun and the chance for hope. But the enemy is relentless, and amid turmoil and danger, only the discovery of a secret portal holds any hope of saving what is left of Ile-Rien. But the ancient portal leads to a mysterious ruin hidden behind the awesome Gate of Gods - a realm of wonder and danger beyond any they have ever imagined.
Former cop Lily Yu has her sister's wedding to attend, a missing magical staff to find, and now must deal with her grandmother's decision to return to the old country. Lily could turn to the man she's involved with for advice, but for all the passion that flares between them, she doesn't really know Rule Turner - she's just bound to him for life. Rule happens to be a werewolf, and Lily wonders just how far she can trust him.
The first volume of an epic fantasy trilogy. Shadowmarch Castle finds it must reengage with the world. Southmarch is being attacked from within and without. From the south, the god-king Autarch is bringing his armies to extend his empire, while to the north, Ynnir, the blind king, has gathered the Twilight People to destroy humanity.
With the fall of the Soviet Union, vampires have moved to a town on the New Jersey shore. Falsely accused of abuse, Father Dan is drunk in the basement waiting for the end. Sister Carolyn has become a killer of vampires. Brought together by Rabbi Zev Wolpin, they might find a way for humanity to fight back.
A mutual tragedy throws Jack and his brother from Philadelphia together. Jack and his brother Tom are opposites and go on a treasure hunt expedition in Bermuda to know each other better. Tom finds a Lilitongue of Gefreda. Jack wonders why Tom would want such an object.Things take a bizarre and dangerous turn when someone activates the Lilitongue.
Natalie Lindstrom, former member of the Afterlife Communication Corps, is now an archaeologist in the mountains of Peru. But she cannot silence the voices of the dead. The slaughtered reach out to her and the slaughterers boast of their crimes. Alone, cut off from her family, Natalie faces a chilling realization: every truth she uncovers is leading her one step closer to a terror beyond imagining.
Five orphans with extraordinary powers are being raised in a strict British boarding school. The teenagers have been kidnapped from their true parents and have been robbed of their memories.The children must learn to control their abilities in order to escape from their captors.
Seeking his father's murderer, the warrior Anok has jointed the Cult of Set. Tainted by dark sorcery, he begins a perilous journey across the desert to a city of outlaw sorcerers in order to control his magic before it consumes his soul.
22 classic pre-Tolkien fantasy stories. George Macdonald, Andrew Lang, David Lindsay and many more.
A group who have rebelled and broken away from the isolated community of Atlantis (in what used to be New Jersey, down the road a bit from Atlantic City) enlist Ryan and his companions. The elders hope to escape their madman leader with the assistance of the warriors.
Humanity is on the verge of becoming something very different - if it can survive the threat of imminent global war.
Pastoral boredom has set in, so Keender and Jad are off on a new quest, to track down Alulcia, the charismatic Elite who helped them save Urva from alien invasion. Sadly for them, Alucia has other things on her mind than romantic reunions: she's busy organizing a plan of reconquest. And as if that were not enough, the alien invaders aren't as dead as everyone thought, and they too have plans for Urba.
Allison wakes up in a seedy LA motel room, alone again, dumped again, and now a vampire. Seth sucked her dry and left her without so much as a training manual. Her odds of making it grow longer when she gets on the bad side of a catty coven of exotic dancers, all of them vengeful vampires.
For years, Leah plugged along in her sister's shadow, until one day a handsome kinsman named Jacob showed up looking for a haven from his brother's rage. He found refuge in the home of the two sisters...and Leah fell instantly in love. As the three lived and worked together, Leah's emotions ran ever stronger. It was Rachel, however, that Jacob had eyes for. But Leah couldn't help but hope that Jacob would realize it was she, and not Rachel, that he should seek the hand of...
Psychic investigator Jack Stein, of WYRMHOLE and METAL SKY, returns. Jack's sixteen year old ward Billie has vanished somewhere in the metropolis of Balance City. His search for her brings him to the attention of a corrupt millionaire, the fanatical Sons of Utrecht, and an alien conspiracy that may alter the future of humanity.
Sequel to ELPHAME'S CHOICE. Brighid leaves the rigid traditions and prejudice of her centaur clan hoping to find acceptance among the humans of Clan MacCallan. But when her family calls her home, she must make a difficult decision.
For twelve years, King Faldain and his warrior-wife, Queen Alexeika, have sought the Chieftain - and the evil sorceress behind him - who killed their son the day barbarians attacked the palace. Now Dain, suffering from a powerful, life-threatening curse, struggles homeward to be saved by the Chalice of Life. But he is about to be betrayed by one closer than he could ever imagine.
The Forelands are at war. The magic wielding Qirsi and Eandi masters have mobilized their forces. Tavis and Grinsa risk death as they venture to save the land they love.
Princess Contessa's dreams of marrying a prince and living happily ever are shattered when her "parents" reveal that she's actually a street urchin that they raised as their daughter to thwart assassins from their real target.
In an ancient undersea cavern, oilman Frik van Alman discovers four strange stones. Fitted together, the stones form an object that promises limitless free energy for the world. After a terrified scientist scatters the pieces, the club members race to retrieve them. Each knows that whoever reassembles the unique device will have unlimited power at his or her fingertips. Can anyone be trusted?
14 visions of a tomorrow where rapid technological and genetic breakthroughs have rendered humanity obsolete, including stories from Gregory Benford, Cory Doctorow, and Christopher Rowe.
Reluctant vampire queen Betsy Taylor may rule the topsy-turvy world of the undead, but now she discovers that she has a long-lost half-sister who is the devil's daughter - and destined to rule the underworld.
1952. Rebellious 14 year old Alex Gambier, scarred by childhood tragedy in the southern community of Evening Shade, is outcast in his own family and mute from a bout with diptheria at an early age. He conceives daredevil stunts to test all his physical rescources, and one of these leaves him in the care of a young black nurse named Mally Shaw. When an unspeakable crime costs Mally her life, she finds herself trapped in a nether world by the force of Alex's will and his need to exact a terrifying revenge on the man responsible for Mally's death.
The three Conrad Stargard novels, THE FLYING WARLOD, LORD CONRAD'S LADY, and CONRAD'S QUEST FOR RUBBER, in one volume.
Abigail Barnum comes to New York and finds work as a waitress in a tourist bar with a back room that's definitely for adults only. Her private life includes drugs and bizarre sex. And few suspect how deady she's become. Voices and hallucinations are drawing her deeper into a world of obsession and pain, seduction and murder.
Begins a sequence of three novels that will bring the series to a close. After being gravely injured in battle, Richard awakes to discover Kahlan missing. To his disbelief, no one remembers the woman he is frantically trying to find. Worse, no one believes that she really exists or that he was ever married. Alone as never before, he must find her - if she is even still alive, if she was ever even real.
A murdered San Francisco policeman, as he hunts down his own killer, is perplexed. Why is he in another man's body? Why is someone trying to kill him - again? And why is he being haunted by a nine tailed Albino fox?
Short works: a solid-chunk of high-quality science fiction and a look behind the scenes, as Hogan describes how his work came to be written, with biographical details. Add a dash of science fact articles, often on controversial topics (suppose, for example, that Velikovsky was right and the orthodox scientists wrong).
Corban Loosestrife finds his Vinland colony destroyed and his wife dead. When his sister's daughter Ahanton dreams of an approaching army that worships a serpent, Corban must undertake an arduous quest.
A connoisseur of death believes consuming human flesh will renew his soul - and he's after a young girl who dreams of his depravities night after night.
When the daughter of a prominent New York family goes missing, her fascination with Vampyres makes Joe Pitt - private detective and a Vampyre himself - the man for the dangerous job of tracking her down.
Rol Cortishane has been raised by his grandfather in a remote fishing village. He is unaware that he is descended from an ancient race that were exiled to this world. He is adbucted by the sinister Michal Psellos and trained as an assassin. Rol and fellow assassin, Rowan learn of this deadly truth when they fight free from Michal and embark on a dangerous quest.
The first two volumes of the series, THE BOOK OF EARTH and THE BOOK OF WATER, in one volume.
Lanen Kaelar, of THE SONG OF SILENCE and THE LESSER KINDRED, has been captured by the demon-master Berys. If Varian, her true love, fails to rescue her, both humans and dragons are doomed.
Young Auron, a rare, defenseless gray dragon, escapes those who killed his siblings. He searches for others of his kind in a world of mercenary elves, vicious humans and dangers of all kinds.
Freedom fighter David Valentine returns to the Ozark Territories to find it overrun by vampiric Kurians under the command of the merciless Consul Solon. In a desperate gambit, Valentine leads a courageous group of soldiers on a mission to drive a spike into the gears of the Kurian order. Valentine stakes life, honour and the future of his home in a rebellion that sparks the greatest battle of his life.
Eric Banyon, known as Bedlam's Bard, managed to save his younger brother Magnus from what seemed to be a killer demon, but now he must rescue Magnus from their tyrannical parents. Eric is prepared for a custody battle, but doesn't realize his parents are allied with evangelist Billy Fairchild, himself a tool of the evil Unseleighe elves.
Reichert, Tarr, Huff and Lackey herself are among those contributing short works set in Lackey's Valdemar world.
In 425 BC as the Peloponnesian War rages between Athens and Sparta, two brothers will rise through Spartan society and meet their fate - surrounded by the Athenian navy on the barren island of Sphacteria.
Lorcan, heir to Erendale and Meive, a maiden of Landale hope to provide a safe place for all blank sheilds and survivors of the war torn dales. Aided by a magic swarm of warrior bees and a cat with uncanny ability, Lorcan and Meive and their newfound clanfolk fight for freedom and for their lives.
A little bundle of evil is delivered to a Victorian home located in Martha's Vineyard. This shocking pregnancy will be worse than a mother's worst nightmare.
A comprehensive collection of memorable stories. Pohl's finest work includes "Gold at the Starbow's End", and many other Hugo award winning tales.
Debut novel features Marzi McCarty. The young comic book artist has a new job as sacred protector of the West. This "Buffy-esque" heroine opens a hidden door to the unknown and a primal darkness is set free.
Esther Diamond is approached by the producers of an off-Broadway play to take Golly Gee's place after the performer goes missing. But then other female performers start to disappear all over the city.
The huge commercial spacecraft Rockhopper IV attaches mass-driver motors to comets to move them back to the inner worlds. She's at work when one of Saturn's moons suddenly accelerates out of orbit. Not a moon at all, but an ancient spacecraft, it drags Rockhopper IV into a distant future and deposits it in a vast, alien-constructed chamber. They must deal with other chambers, each with an alien culture dragged into this cosmic menagerie at the end of time.
Duke Edmund Talbot must go to the Southern Isles and make contact with the scattered mer-folk and convince them to side with New Destiny. He requires the service of dragon-carrier Lt. Herzer Herrick, the most blooded of Blood Lords. Sequel to THERE WILL BE DRAGONS.
5 year old Cale Alexandros survived an attack on his family's starship while it was enroute to Morningstar. Cale endured life as a slave until freed by a sympathetic trader, but Cale never forgot what happened in the desert wastes, in a strange ancient temple where he found a book with metal pages and cryptic writing.
Tough, intelligent and infinitely resourceful heroine Gloria Van Deen uses every weapon in her arsenal to defy the emperor and protect her world from being stripped of its most valuable resource.
A series of accidents on a colony world looks to be the work of the alien Skinks. The 34th FIST arrives and finds a predatory life even stranger than the Skinks - and a secret war between two human worlds.
Caroline Cater Williams is a hotshot financial analyst who has ridden the waves of cyber trading and holds her place as a valued salaryman. CC is sent to a mining colony in deep space to uncover fraud and insider trading practices but discovers something that has the potential to crash Earth's entire monetary system and wipe out humankind.
Olivier traded his soul for eternal life centuries ago. He turned Sophie - a reincarnation of his lost Medieval love now working on her doctorate in Chicago - into a vampire mere weeks before Christmas. Instead of being thrilled with her destiny, she turns her two best friends into vampires, donates all her old clothing to homeless shelters, and debates whether vampires can be vegetarians. And then she and her friends accidentally get stuck in a magic realm, free a death fairy from what was supposed to be his eternal prison and is forced to go on a quest and set everything right before Christmas Eve is over.
The crew of the hijacked starship Alabama fled their colony on Coyote after more colonists arrived, along with a new, repressive government and all of Earth's social ills. Now the iron-fisted colonial governor is building a bridge to exploit the virgin territory where the Alabama's crew are believed to have resettled. But a movement is underway to reclaim Coyote for those who truly love freedom. Recommended.
The revolution that won independence for the Coyote colony was two decades ago. Their equipment is aging and help from Earth may be more a detriment than a boon. Carlos Montero is burdened with the responsiblities of leadership, while Manuel Castro is now a hermit. The inventer Jonas Whittaker is haunted by the loss of his family. And entrepreneur Morgan Goldstein wishes to exploit Coyote's resources, even if it means ruining the planet.
Paul Gomes and his father Lawrence are secret agents for our timeline, posing as traders from a foreign land in a 21st century San Francisco where Germany won WWI. They run a storefront shop called Curious Notions, selling what is in our world routine consumer technology - but their real job is to obtain raw materials for our timeline. Now the German occupation police are harrassing them; they want to know where they're getting their mysterious goods. Under pressure, Paul and Lawrence hint that their supplies come from San Francisco's Chinese, setting in motion a chain of intrigue that will put the entire enterprise of Crosstime Traffic at deadly risk.
The pious Rhavas must make his way through a Videssos torn apart by civil war and barbarian invasion.
Valdar learns from the sorcerer Nyrthim that the demons, long banished from the world they once ruled, were about to make a comeback: someone is trying to summon them in order to conquer the world. Valdar and his companions at arms must somehow thwart the plan.
Katya Reimann completes Wilder's last Hylor novel. The Shee, the dwindling Fair Folk, recruit for their own purposes mounted soldier Gael Maddoc. Her nascent magical talents and her resourcefulness show her to be the Wanderer, a legendary figure for whom they have been waiting.
Second of three epic trilogies set in the legendary world of Conan the Barbarian. Cursed with an unspeakable power, Anok Wati, the heretic of Set, has unknowingly unleashed a hideous evil. And unless he can find the hero within himself, and destroy a god given flesh, all of Hyboria will be enslaved.
It is the year 2057 and the last freelance private detective, partnered with an experimental AI named Harv, has a new case to solve involving androids, future tech wizards, out-of-control artificial intelligences, and futuristic mayhem.
In the aftermath of the Last War, Teron, a monk trained for war is the last of his Order. Now he is on a quest to find a powerful weapon that might set the world at war again.
As Prince's Champion of the Federated Suns, Julian Davion struggles amidst political turmoil and the changing fortunes of war, and ex-Knight and now-Senator Conner Rhys-Monroe still leads the fight to destroy the Republic from within. But he is expertly opposed by Countess Tara Campbell, leader of the Highlanders - and the Republic's best hope in a situation that is shifting like blood-drenched quicksand.
The Dark Nest has reappeared. The Skywalkers and Solos are accused of aiding the mysterious attacks on Killik nests. Meanwhile Jacen Solo must help the Queen Mother on Hapes deal with an attack by a rival in league with the Dark Nest.
When the Deathwatch Space Marines are sent to investigate a vital outpost on a lonely planet, they find they have been betrayed. Can they escape the ravening hordes of giant bug like monsters called Tyranids and find the traitor who lurks in the heart of the Imperial forces?
Hellboy must deal with the aftermath of an angel attack on the Vatican that resulted in the destruction of thousands of documents. One, however, was saved from the fire - an ancient manuscript purporting to be written by Jesus decades after the crucifixion.
Now a full-fledged Jedi Knight, Anakin Skywalker, accompanies Obi-Wan Kenboi on a search for clues to the whereabouts of the evil Sith Lord, Darth Sidious. They find themselves caught in an intricately woven web of lies that goes right into the opening sequence of EPISODE III.
A secret Romulan fleet disappears. Riker and the Titan investigate but somehow end up in the Lesser Magellanic Cloud where they encounter a group of humans isolated from the Federation for generations.
Andromeda is attacked and the ship slipstrams to a world called Festival. Dylan Hunt and his crew soon learn that the planetary government is really a powerful military regime that dominates nearby planets.
Lavishly illustrated book on the making of the film from the Jim Henson Company.
A human knight is plunged into a strange, mystic realm when he joins forces with wood elves who are fighting to defend their forest homeland from marauding beastmen. As the forces of magic run wild, can wood elves and humans put aside their differences for long enough to defeat the evil forces of Chaos?
The reader is the Slayer. Sunnydale is endangered when a demon antlike queen is invited to be a motivational speaker.
Annie has a premonition of a terrible accident and takes steps to stop it from happening. She and four other people survive the ordeal and cheat Death. But in Las Vegas, where the odds are always in the house's favour, can Annie hope to beat the Reaper in this game when she's drawn the Dead Man's Hand?
After an urgent distress signal is received, a crack strike team of hard-bitten space marines is dispatched to deal with nightmares that an archaelogical dig has uncovered within the ancient ruins on the planet Olduvai.
It's the day after the day after tomorrow and the civilized world fights hard to maintain its facade. Religious cults are growing more powerful by the day, the government is in the pocket of big business and shadowy forces control the corporations. Out in the ruins of Denver sanctioned operative Eddie Kalish learns the hard way; never stop for hitchhikers!
Dredd tries to put a stop to Wes Smyth - a small time hood - who has stumbled across the "Skorpion"; an unstable and powerful cybernetic firearm.
The fortunes of war have driven the once-great elven nations into exile in the desert land of Khur. In this new series the elves must overcome treacherous perils to establish a new homeland.
Freddy Krueger implants some of his darkness in an unborn child before killing the mother. The baby survives and grows into a young man. In the dreamscape, Freddy bonds with the child - now teenager Jerome Starkey - and tutors the boy in the ways of darkness while using him as an agent to wreak havoc in the real world. Eventually the apprentice turns on the master. Can Jerome defeat Freddy without becoming an evil to rival that of his teacher?
Sister Chantal Juillerat, Vatican black operative, is sent to the USA to unravel a demon-driven plot that could bring the Western World to its knees.
In this new four-book sequence, Ibram Gaunt and a hand-picked squad of the galaxy's best stealth soldiers go deep into Chaos territory. Their mission: track down the officer who has been captured by the enemy, and terminate with extreme prejudice.
Commissar Gaunt returns from a long mission to find that his old regiment, the Tanith First-and-Only, has been redeployed under a charismatic new commander. As the fighting becomes bitter, Gaunt is finally reunited with his men as the Imperial forces make one last desperate attempt to hold the line against the invaders.
Respectable-looking, serial killing couple Norwood and Penelope Thawn are members of a nationwide cult named The Redeemers. They are on a bloody crusade to purge America of sin. On the run from two FBI agents, the Thawns head for Crystal Lake in an attempt to make contact with Jason Voorhees, who they feel shares their moral outlook. Among the many unfortunates caught in the ensuing carnage are pregnant white-trash teen Halo Harlan and young marketing executive Tom Wilkes, who is becoming disillusioned with the corporate lifestyle.
One man struggles against deadly nagas, powerful men, seductive women, and a Red Wizard bent on his destruction, all to realize a dream greater than the Realms has ever known.
Johnny Alpha and Middenface McNulty chase Identi Kit, an escaped felon with the power to steal identities, across mutant-populated Miltonia. The stakes keep rising, as Johnny and Middenface discover that Kit's web of treachery leads right up to Miltonia's president and their manhunt becomes a civil war.
Unseen sentries, alarmed by Voyager's meddling in the Monoharan system, send emissaries to ascertain Janeway's intentions. Unbeknownst to the captain, she is being tested and must persuade her evaluators that their contention -- that Voyager poses a threat to the delicate web of cosmic ecology - is baseless. And failure to vindicate her choices will bring certain retribution to her crew.
A new, harrowing chapter in the life of the Marvel comics character Wolverine.
An official prequel (and just how is that determined?) to Peter Jackson's remake. We learn how entrepreneur, adventurer, and filmmaker Carl Denham comes to acquire the map of Skull Island.
A man with ghostly powers and who dresses in black is seeking vengeance upon those who, many years ago, were responsible for his death.
Power of all kinds is the highest valued commodity in an environment like Necromunda and when Sinden Kass realises he controls the power supply of a struggling township, he finds himself a wanted man.
The Blood Ravens race to defend their homeworld against marauding aliens. It looks as if the eldar are to blame, but appearances can be deceiving, and Alaric has to race to get to the bottom of the mystery before the galaxy is plunged into war.
Drawn deeper and deeper into the service of Mask, Erevis Cale may find himself so lost in the shadows that he can never return.
Earth, 2063. Long-dormant magical forces have reawakened and the creatures of mankind's legends have come out of hiding. Megacorporations act as the new world superpowers, and the dregs of society fight for their own power. Sliding through the cracks in between are the shadowrunners - underworld professionals who will do anything for a profit and anything it takes to get the job done. Kellan Colt is one such. She's come to Seattle to make her name, but her first run leaves her fighting just for survival.
Guide to the author, characters, place, magic, themes and more.
Forced to flee from their home by witch hunters, Rudi and Hanna take refuge in Marienburg, but it soon becomes clear that life in the city is just as dangerous. Can Rudi come any closer to discovering the secret of his past before he is hunted down by the forces of Chaos?
Script, stills, production photos, and interviews with cast and crew.
Celebrating the tenth anniversary of STAR TREK: VOYAGER, this is a collection of original, thought-provoking tales by a dozen different authors, spanning the entire length of the television series.
The sketches, storyboards, digital matte art, and costume designs from the final STAR WARS movie.
Sequel to SERVANT OF THE SHARDS, dealing with a human assassin and a drow mercenary.
Andromeda Ascendant and its crew arrive at Paradise Drift, a recreational asteroid, in need of rest and relaxation. Capt.Hunt learns that the gambling is not a no-strings-attached fantasy and Beka is pursued by a bounty hunter.
As Obi-Wan undertakes a perilous mission to destroy the dreaded Separatist military leader General Grievous, Palpatine subtly influences public opinion to turn against the Jedi. And the conflicted Anakin edges ever closer to the brink of a galaxy-shaping decision. It remains only for Darth Sidious to strike the final staggering blow against the Republic . . . and to ordain a fearsome new Sith Lord: Darth Vader.
The official illustrated timeline of the Star Wars universe, from the Old Republic to the time of the New Jedi Order. All the key events and characters are explored.
Paul Keeley is a member of the human Resistance against Skynet's AI-driven assault on humanity in 2029. Paul has been brainwashed, but he must gain control of himself and capture a T-X terminator model. The T-X model assumes the guise of Eliza and has used Paul to gain information to defeat John Connor.
Farway's Sheriff Hank Ketchum knows he's in over his head when the Denebolan Bureau of Investigation decide to help identify a murder victim. The infamous detective Jack Ramsey, with the help of the beautiful local medical examiner, digs into the case and discovers evidence that puts Farway at the heart of a conspiracy.
Official novelization of the new Peter Jackson flick. Probably much the same story. Can Christopher Golden match the panache of the original Edgar Wallace novelization? Those are big (Kong-size) shoes to fill.
The Night Terror stalks its victims in the realm of dreams as they sleep. By replacing another's soul with its own a demon can take over any physical body. It reckons that Buffy's body would make an ideal - and permanent - host.
The year is 2456. Moon Camp Americana is a finishing school for wayward girls. But there's one hell of a big problem. Jason Voorhees has just crash-landed!
Reiner and his band of reprobates are given a new mission. All communications with a vital Imperial border fort has been lost, and they are sent to find out what's going on - has the commander gone rogue, or are more sinister forces at work?
Animal rights campaigners wage a secret war on the corporations who experiment on defenseless creatures. Only one man, Baton MacKay, can stop the violence and he's bringing his robot monkey with him!
Durham Red flees into the uncharted Vermin Stars and finds her precious data crystals on the orbiting library of Biblos. But a battle with the Omega Warriors leaves her critically injured. She is spirited away by servants of the mysterious Magister of Cados, and taken to his vast citadel on the planet Magadan. Probing Magada's enigmas Red finds that her luxurious refuge is a hotbed of dark secrets and lethal power games.