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.
Includes Kelly Link, Neil Gaiman, Karen Russell, Sofia Samatar, Jo Walton, Daniel H. Wilson, Seanan McGuire, and others.
Trapped and desperate on a world surrounded by alien Prador forces, Thorvald Spear watched a rescue ship arrive. But instead of providing backup, Penny Royal, (the AI within the destroyer), turned rogue and annihilated friendly forces in a frenzy of destruction. When Spear is brought back from the dead a century later he learns that Penny Royal is still free and vows to track it across worlds and do whatever it takes to bring it down.
Struggling to stay afloat several years after the world's brutal economic collapse, married couple Stan and Charmaine hear about an experiment in cooperative living that appears to be the answer to their problems. There's just one drawback: once inside, you don't get out. Each citizen lives a double life, as a prisoner one month, and a guard or town functionary the next. When Charmaine becomes romantically involved with the man who shares her civilian house, her actions set off an unexpected chain of events that leave Stan running for his life.
In the spring of 1936, horror writer H.P. Lovecraft is broke, deathly ill, and on the edge of a nervous breakdown. He hires a personal assistant, Arthor Crandle, who arrives at Lovecraft's house with no knowledge of the writer or his works. He finds the house distinctly unnerving, but is pulled deeper into Lovecraft's world as he struggles to unravel the dark secret at its heart.
The warrior culture of Iskryne forbids many things to women-and most especially it forbids them bonding to one of the giant telepathic trellwolves. But as her father was no ordinary boy, Alfgyfa is no ordinary girl. Her father has long planned to send his daughter to Tin, a matriarch among the elves who live nearby, to be both apprentice and ambassador, and now she is of age to go.
Master Sergeant Michael Venn's investigation into the Drifters - ancient artifacts suddenly reawakened on the Red Planet - is interrupted when another front in the war leads his team to Saturn's moon, Titan. Here, in the cauldron of war, hides new truths about the Drifters, the origin of life in our solar system and the plans of the supposedly benevolent Gurus, who have been "sponsoring" and supporting humanity in their fight against outside invaders.
A selection of Beaumont s finest stories, including five that he later adapted for "Twilight Zone"
When Emmeline's questions lead to the realization that she will never see her child again, she decides to escape the Compound. Fleeing the armed enforcers of the Earth Protection Agency, and facing the unknown for the first time in their lives, Emmeline and her partner David run into the shadows in the desperate hope of finding something they'd only heard stories about from those who had lived before the Relocations: freedom.
1870. Golgotha is a haven for the blessed and the damned, including a fallen angel, a mad scientist, a pirate queen, and a deputy who is kin to coyotes. Sheriff Jon Highfather and his deputies already have their hands full dealing with train robbers, a mysterious series of brutal murders, and the usual outbreaks of weirdness. But now an army of thirty-two outlaws, lunatics, serial killers, and cannibals are converging on the town, drawn by a grisly relic that dates back to the Donner Party - and the dawn of humanity.
Cassel comes from a family of con artists and grifters, all of them curse workers but him. On top of that, Cassel is plagued by guilt that he killed his best friend, Lila, years ago. When Cassel begins to have strange dreams about a white cat and people around him are losing their memories, he starts to wonder what really happened to Lila, and what that means about his actions. In Cassel's search for answers about Lila and himself, he realizes that his brothers have been conning him for years, and that the final piece in their quest for power is about to fall into place.
The first human mission to Mars meets with near-disaster when a meteoroid strikes the spacecraft, almost destroying it. The ship is too far from Earth to simply turn around and return home. The eight-person crew must ride their crippled ship to Mars while they desperately struggle to survive. On Earth, powerful political forces that oppose human spaceflight try to use the accident as proof that sending humans into space is too dangerous to continue. The whole human space flight program hangs in the balance. And if the astronauts can't nurse their ship to Mars and back, the voyagers will become either the first Martian colonists - or the first humans to perish on another planet.
New York City, 1978. Joey Peacock has spent the last forty years as an adolescent vampire, perfecting the routine he now enjoys: womanizing in punk clubs and discotheques, feeding by night, and sleeping by day with others of his kind in the macabre labyrinth under the city's sidewalks. Then one night he sees them hunting on his beloved subway - the children with the merry eyes. Vampires, like him...or not like him. Whatever they are, whatever their appearance means, the tunnels of Manhattan are not as safe as they once were.
Captain Grimm and his merchant ship, Predator, have been assisting Spire Albion in the cold war with Spire Aurora by attacking their cargo vessels. After Predator is severely damaged in combat, Albion offers to repair Predator if Grimm will join a team of agents on a vital mission. Soon Grimm learns that the conflict between the Spires is merely a premonition of things to come. Humanity's ancient enemy, silent for more than ten thousand years, has begun to stir once more. And death will follow in its wake...
The Red Knight is facing one of the greatest challenges yet: a tournament. But the stakes may be higher than he thinks. The court of Alba has been infiltrated by a dangerous faction of warlike knights, led by the greatest knight in the world: Jean de Vrailly - and the prize he's fighting for isn't royal favour, but the throne of Alba itself...
The Syndicate isn't the only threat facing Iceni and Drakon. Another former CEO has taken control of the Ulindi Star System, the first calculated move toward establishing his own little empire. With Drakon's ground forces dispatched to Ulindi, Midway erupts in violence as Syndicate agents and other, unknown enemies stoke a renewed revolt against Iceni's power - leaving both her and Drakon vulnerable to trusted officers just waiting for an opportune moment to betray them.
Sophronia continues her second year at finishing school in style - with a steel-bladed fan secreted in the folds of her ball gown, of course. Such a fashionable choice of weapon comes in handy when Sophronia, her best friend Dimity, sweet sootie Soap, and the charming Lord Felix Mersey hijack a suspiciously empty train to return their chum Sidheag to her werewolf pack in Scotland.
King Alfred's son Edward and formidable daughter, Aethelflaed, rule Wessex, Mercia and East Anglia. But the restless Northmen, eyeing the rich lands and wealthy churches, are mounting raids. Uhtred of Bebbanburg, the kingdoms' greatest warrior, controls northern Mercia from the strongly fortified city of Chester. But forces are rising up against him. Northmen allied to the Irish, led by the fierce warrior Ragnall Ivarson, are soon joined by the Northumbrians, and their strength could prove overwhelming.
Virgin's in a tight spot. A murder rap hangs over her head and isn't likely to go away unless she agrees to work for an organisation called GJIC (the Global Joint Intelligence Commission). Being blackmailed is one thing, discovering that her mother is both alive and the President of GJIC is quite another. Then there's the escalation of Mythos sightings and the bounty on her head. Oddly, Hamish is the only one she can rely on. Life is complicated.
Before Cormack can win Elen's heart, Pendaran, the evil leader of the Guardians, captures her, determined to manipulate her incredible power to aid him in his twisted war against the shapeshifting tribes. Now Cormack must use all of his skills as a warrior and a wolf to save the woman he loves before Pendaran's vile schemes destroy them all.
In 1843, fragile naturalist Zadock Thomas must leave his beloved in Chicago to deliver a secret letter to an infamous general on the front lines of the war over Texas. When a cloud of bats leads him off the trail, he happens upon something impossible. 300 years later, the world has collapsed and the remnants of humanity cling to a strange society of paranoia. Zeke Thomas has inherited a sealed envelope from his grandfather, an esteemed senator. When that letter goes missing, Zeke engages with a fomenting rebellion that could free him if it doesn't destroy his relationship, his family legacy, and the entire republic first.
Two new, original novellas. In The King's Justice, a stranger dressed in black arrives in the village of Settle's Crossways, following the scent of a terrible crime. The "Augur's Gambit" is a daring plan created by Mayhew Gordian, Hieronomer to the Queen of Indemnie, a plan to save his Queen and her island nation from the doom spelt out in the entrails of sacrifices.
It's a conflicted time in Kurald Galain, the realm of Darkness, where Mother Dark reigns. But this ancient land was once home to many a power - and even death is not quite eternal. The commoners' great hero, Vatha Urusander, is being promoted by his followers to take Mother Dark's hand in marriage, but her Consort, Lord Draconus, stands in the way of such ambitions. The impending clash sends fissures throughout the realm. As rumors of civil war burn through the masses, an ancient power emerges from the long dead seas. Caught in the middle of it all are the First Sons of Darkness, Anomander, Andarist, and Silchas Ruin of the Purake Hold...
In a future Dubai Lea, Roy and their 15 year-old daughter Cara live in a gated community reserved for foreign workers. Roy has been hired to deal with teething problems at Dream World, a futuristic beach complex, but Lea finds herself a virtual prisoner in a land where Western women are regarded with indifference and suspicion. At least there are a few friendly outsiders who don't enjoy the conformity of the ex-pat community - until one night, when the most outspoken one dies in a suspicious accident.
The classic apocalyptic novel that stunned the nation with its vivid portrayal of a small town's survival after nuclear holocaust devastates the country.
After the joint Arat Kur/Hkh'Rkh invasion of Earth is defeated, the mysterious but potentially helpful Slaasriithi appeal to Caine to shepherd a diplomatic mission on a visit to their very alien worlds. But a group of renegade K'tor follow Caine and his legation into the unknown reaches of Slaasriithi space, intending to destroy humanity's hopes for a quick alliance. And that means finding and killing Caine Riordan. Assuming that the bizarre and dangerous Slaasriithi lifeforms don't do it first.
Jerry Beche has been rescued from a desolate Earth where he was the last man alive and then trained for the toughest conditions imaginable and placed with a crack team of specialists on an isolated island. Each one is a survivor of the violent ending of their own alternate Earth. But who is it who is rescuing them and training them? And how is it done?
Where Flynne and her brother Burton live, jobs outside the drug business are rare. Fortunately, Burton has his veteran's benefits, for neural damage he suffered from implants during his time in the USMC's elite Haptic Recon force. Then one night Burton has to go out. There's a job he's supposed to do - a job Flynne didn't know he had. Beta-testing part of a new game, he tells her. The job seems to be simple. Work a perimeter around the image of a tower building. Little buglike things turn up. He's supposed to get in their way, edge them back. That's all there is to it. He's offering Flynne a good price to take over for him. What she sees, though, isn't what Burton told her to expect. It might be a game, but it might also be murder.
Isobel, upon her 16th birthday, makes the choice to work for the devil in his territory west of the Mississippi. But this is not the devil you know. This is a being who deals fairly with immense - but not unlimited - power, who offers opportunities to people who want to make a deal, and they always get what they deserve. But his land is a wild west that needs a human touch, and that's where Izzy comes in. Inadvertently trained by him to see the clues in and manipulations of human desire, Izzy is raised to be his left hand and travel circuit through the territory. As we all know, where there is magic there is chaos...and death.
At the Obsidian Temple Sulis joins a group of magically gifted warriors in order to remake the very fabric of the universe. Their success depends on Ava, a young girl who must learn to harness her power. Meanwhile, in Illian, Sulis's twin brother Kadar finds that his lover Farrah has abandoned their newborn daughter to join an uprising of the Forsaken caste.
The SymboGen designed tapeworms were created to relieve humanity of disease and sickness. But the implants in the majority of the world's population began attacking their hosts turning them into a ravenous horde.Now those who do not appear to be afflicted are being gathered for quarantine as panic spreads, but Sal and her companions must discover how the tapeworms are taking over their hosts, what their eventual goal is, and how they can be stopped.
Ishmael Jones is employed to search out secrets, investigate mysteries and shine a light in dark places. Sometimes he kills people. Invited by his employer, the enigmatic Colonel, to join him and his family for Christmas, Ishmael arrives at the grand but isolated Belcourt Manor in the midst of a blizzard to find that the Colonel has mysteriously disappeared and that at least one of them is harbouring a dangerous secret.
The Banished Lands are engulfed in war and chaos. Corban has been swept along by the tide of war. But he has seen the face of evil and has set his will to fight it. The question is, how? With a disparate band gathered about him - his family, friends, giants, fanatical warriors, an angel and a talking crow he begins the journey to Drassil, the fabled fortress hidden deep in the heart of Forn Forest. For in Drassil lies the spear of Skald, one of the seven treasures, and here it is prophesied that the Bright Star will stand against the Black Sun.
Tyvian Reldamar is betrayed by his longtime partner and left for dead in a freezing river. To add insult to injury, his mysterious rescuer took it upon himself to affix Tyvian with an iron ring that prevents the wearer from any evildoing. Revenge just got complicated. On his quest to get even, Tyvian navigates dark conspiracies, dodges midnight assassins, and uncovers the plans of the ruthless wizard Banric Sahand.
A collection of fifteen all-new stories about your favourite residents of Bon Temps. With contributions by Rachel Caine, MaryJanice Davidson, Christopher Golden, Nancy Holder, and Seanan McGuire, to mention only a few.
PI Daniel Carter inherits a bookstore in Providence from someone he's never heard of, along with an indignant bookseller who doesn't want a new boss. She's Emily Lovecraft, the last known descendant of H.P. Lovecraft, the writer from Providence who told tales of the Great Old Ones and the Elder Gods, creatures and entities beyond the understanding of man. Then people start dying in impossible ways, and while Carter doesn't want to be involved, he discovers that Lovecraft's tales were more than just fiction, and he must accept another unexpected, and far more unwanted inheritance.
Someone is searching for the lost weapons of the H'san: powerful tools capable of destroying entire planets. Though the H'san, like the other Elder Races, gave up war long ago, with the formation of the Confederation and the truce with the Younger races, the reappearance of their lost weapons would no doubt lead to a devastating war. It's up to Torin Kerr and her team to fix this problem before it explodes. But the more Torin learns about the relationship between the Elder and Younger races, the more she fears war might be unavoidable...
The invaders from another world, who share the faces of those they seek to destroy, have put the nation of Dhai under siege. The only hope for survival lies in the hands of an illegitimate ruler and a scullery maid with a powerful but unpredictable magic. As the foreign Empire spreads across the world like a disease, one of their former allies takes up her Empress's sword again to unseat them, and two enslaved scholars begin a treacherous journey home with a long-lost secret that they hope is the key to the Empire s undoing. But when the enemy shares your own face, who can be trusted?
It is the summer of 1942, and young teen Charlie Hardin has been set loose on the streets of Austin, Texas with only one command from his parents: stay out of trouble. But sometimes in a boy's life situations come up that he cannot ignore and still be true-blue to his own restless soul.
Ollie Harcourt, his wife, Caro, and their twelve-year-old daughter, Jade move into a huge, dilapidated, Georgian mansion in the country. Jade is the first to learn of the other residents. A friend, talking to her on Facetime, sees a spectral woman standing behind her. Then, two weeks after moving in, Caro, out in the garden, is startled to see faces staring out of an upstairs window of the house. The window of a room which holds the secret to the house's dark history... a room which does not appear to exist...
Twelve deadly beasts from hell have escaped onto our plane, and they've made Charley their target. And so she takes refuge at the only place she thinks they can't get to her: the grounds of an abandoned convent. Of course, if hellhounds aren't enough, Charley also has a new case to hold her attention: the decades-old murder of a newly-vowed nun she keeps seeing in the shadows of the convent.
Featuring never-before- seen tales by Kevin Anderson, Laird Barron, Erik and Greg Bear, Alan Dean Foster, Nancy Kilpatrick, Jonathan Maberry, Brian Stableford and more.
Four unlikely champions, each touched with Chaos magic at birth, seek the Keystone, a fabled place where, or so it is said, the Legacy can be restored. But the plots of the Slayer are cunning and deep, and even the most noble heart can be twisted by the tainted magic of Chaos - as Keegan, Cassandra, Scythe, and Vaaler will soon discover.
The Best Canadian Speculative Writing is a reprint anthology collecting speculative short fiction and poetry (science fiction, fantasy, horror, magic realism, etc.) that represents the best work published by Canadian writers in the 2014 calendar year.
Few villagers are happy when Detective Tohru Takuda returns to his hometown to investigate a string of suspicious disappearances. They wish to hide a monstrous living relic of Japan's pagan history: the Kappa. Protected long ago by a horrible pact with local farmers and now by coldly calculating corporate interests, the Kappa drains the valley's lifeblood, one villager at a time. As the body count rises, Takuda must try to end the Drowning God's centuries-long reign of terror.
Vocho and Kacha, brother and sister champion duelists, have been thrown out of the Duelist's Guild and have reluctantly become highwaymen. But when they pick the wrong carriage to rob, their simple plans to win back fame and fortune go south fast. After barely besting three armed men and a powerful magician, Vocho and Kacha make off with an immense locked chest. But the contents will embroil them in a dangerous plot to return an angry king to power....
Belladonna's duties have increased a thousand-fold, and now she has responsibility for the lives of every metahuman in ECHO on her conscience. Can she convince the armies of the world to follow ECHO into an all-out attack on the Thulians? Then Red Saviour risks everything on a gambit of her own. She sends her "wolves" of the CCCP to find the Thulian Headquarters, despite the dangers, and despite the consequences of blowing everything on this hazardous gambit that could very well end, not in victory, but with the world in flames.
Although normally a Herald in his first year of Whites would be sent off on circuit, Mags is needed close to home for his abilities as a spy and his powerful Mindspeech gift. There is a secret, treacherous plot within the royal court to destroy the Heralds. The situation becomes dire after the life of Mags' mentor, King's Own Nikolas, is imperiled. His daughter Amily is chosen as the new King's Own. Can Mags and Amily save the court, the Heralds, and the Collegium itself?
After he was Chosen by his Companion Dallen, Mags slowly adjusted to being well fed, educated, and treasured as a trainee in the Herald's Collegium at Haven. Singled out by the King's Own Herald, Mags thrived in his secret training as a spy. His unusually strong Gift - an ability to Mindspeak and Mindhear anyone, not just others who were Gifted - made him a perfect undercover agent for the king.
For a moment, things seemed to be under control for Breq, the soldier who used to be a warship. Then a search of Atheok Station's slums turns up someone who shouldn't exist, and a messenger from the mysterious Presger empire arrives, as does Breq's enemy, the divided and quite possibly insane Anaander Mianaai - ruler of an empire at war with itself. Breq refuses to flee with her ship and crew, because that would leave the people of Athoek in terrible danger. The odds aren't good, but that's never stopped her before.
Omnibus containing two of Ligotti's seminal horror novels.
Lady Alix Black is once again facing an attacking Oridian force determined to destroy all she holds dear, but now she is bodyguard to the king and wife to the prince. Still, she is unprepared for what the revival of the war will mean. Erik is willing to take drastic measures to defend his domain, even if it means sending Prince Liam into a deadly web of intrigue and traveling into the perilous wild lands of Harram himself.
While Daryan struggles to maintain the peace, Eofar and Rho are racing to their northern homeland to plead - or fight - for the Shadar's independence. But Norland has changed, and they soon find themselves embroiled in the court politics of an empire about to implode. Meanwhile, the Mongrel's path carries her deep into Norland's frozen wastes to redeem a promise - one that forces her into the heart of the growing conflict.
A compilation of the first three official prequel novellas. A young, naive but ultimately courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals - in stature if not experience. Tagging along is his diminutive squire, a boy called Egg - whose true name (hidden from all he and Dunk encounter) is Aegon Targaryen. 368 pages, featuring more than 160 all-new illustrations by Gary Gianni.
Off the coast of Texas, an island research facility offers sanctuary, supplies - and hope - to a desperate trio of survivors. But when they learn what the scientists are doing, how their experiments could unleash armies of the undead, they have no choice but to fight back. Dead or alive, the enemy drives the survivors to run and hide - in the last place any human wants to go. Underground. In the tunnels below. Where the dead hunt in herds...and the survivors' numbers are dwindling.
Torris, son of the Facemaker, knows only his small community at the base of the great Tree and his daily struggle for survival, harvesting frozen air to keep breathing, dodging web beasts and flutterbeasts and hunting meatbeasts for food. When it comes time for his vision quest to the top of the Tree, he is completely unprepared for what he finds: first, a thieving and hostile fellow quester; then, Ning, a female hunter from a neighbouring tree-bearing comet, who has catapulted across empty space in search of food to save her family; and ultimately, alien visitors in a massive starship that has spent billions of years crossing the galaxy.
Transported through time to the dank streets of Victorian London, Alex Locke seeks to unravel the mysteries of the Obsidian Heart, the enigmatic object to which his fate is inextricably bound. When a string of grisly murders takes place across the capital, Alex follows a trail that will lead him through the opium dens of Limehouse into the dark and twisted world of the Society of Blood, and ever closer to unlocking the secret of the Heart.
A week after Mother found her sleeping on the ceiling, Amy Thomsett is delivered to her new school, Drearcliff Grange in Somerset. Amy learns that Drearcliff girls are special, the daughters of criminal masterminds, outlaw scientists and master magicians. Several of the pupils also have special gifts like Amy's, and when one of the girls in her dormitory is abducted by a mysterious group in black hoods, Amy forms a secret, superpowered society called the Moth Club to rescue their friend. They soon discover that the Hooded Conspiracy runs through the School, and it's up to the Moth Club to get to the heart of it.
After Lady Truthful's magical Newington Emerald is stolen from her she devises a simple plan: go to London to recover the missing jewel. She quickly learns, however, that a woman cannot wander the city streets alone without damaging her reputation, and she disguises herself as a mustache-wearing man. During Truthful's dangerous journey she discovers a crook, an unsuspecting ally, and an evil sorceress - but will she find the Emerald?
For a decade, all US citizens have been issued biochips containing all of their medical information and an ID number indicating a person's health. And all are made public. Now, on the eve of the 2032 presidential election, with the country on the brink of civil war, innocent Americans are dying at the hands of masked terrorists -- when the Liberty Party's presidential nominee is assassinated.
Until he met Avani in the cursed village of Stonehill Downs, Malachi Doyle believed he was the last of his kind: a magus who can communicate with the dead. But Wilhaiim is left vulnerable when Mal and his page, Liam, are kidnapped and ferried across the Long Sea to a warring kingdom in search of its own magus. To make matters worse, a springtime plague is rapidly spreading, and beneath the earth the sidhe are preparing for war. With Mal missing and presumed dead, Avani reluctantly takes his place as Wilhaiim's magus.
En route to London from New York, Flight 305 suddenly loses power and crash-lands in the English countryside, plunging a group of strangers into a mysterious adventure that will have repercussions for all of humankind. Struggling to stay alive, the survivors soon realize that the world they've crashed in is very different from the one they left. And it slowly emerges that some on board are not entirely ignorant of what is going on.
Angel finds herself in redneck hell when hordes of people descend on her hometown for the Deep South Zombie Fest - complete with zombie 5K runs, shamble-a-thons, costume contests, zombie paintball hayrides, and mock-zombie hunts. She intends to avoid the whole mess and focus on her upcoming college midterms-with the help of her stash of illicit zombie drugs - but that all changes when a decapitated body turns up at the edge of town...
Mistborn's society is evolving as technology and magic mix, the economy grows, democracy contends with corruption, and religion becomes a growing cultural force, with four faiths competing for converts. This bustling, optimistic, but still shaky society now faces its first instance of terrorism, crimes intended to stir up labor strife and religious conflict. The twinborns, Waxillium Ladrian and his eccentric but effective buddy, Wayne, assisted by the lovely, brilliant Marasi, must unravel the conspiracy before civil strife stops Scadrial's progress in its tracks.
2066. A Caltech intern spots an object decelerating as it approaches Saturn. A flurry of top-level government meetings produces the inescapable conclusion. Whatever built that ship is at least one hundred years ahead in hard and soft technology, and whoever can get their hands on it exclusively and bring it back will have an advantage so large, no other nation can compete. A conclusion the Chinese definitely agree with when they find out. The race is on, and the members of a hastily thrown-together crew find their strength and wits tested against adversaries both of this earth and beyond.
With immortal good looks and scorching charisma, Justin Bricker has yet to meet a woman he can't win over. His potential life mate should be no different. But instead of falling into his bed, Holly Bosley runs away and ends up mortally wounded. To save her, he has to turn her. And then Bricker learns the shocking truth: Holly's already married.
Ten stories of mystery and imagination in a world that cannot be - including the never before published "I Had No Head and My Eyes Were Floating Way Up in the Air," originally written for Harlan Ellison's "The Last Dangerous Visions".
In the far future, strength is the only way to survive. And the most vicious man alive has a new con in mind. In the present a man with unnatural powers hunts down a killer with impossible abilities. And long ago, the last tribes of Northern Britain confront demons who rise from the sea, absorbing and twisting everything they touch. And all of these times are connected.
God Himself dispatches Remy to an alternate universe where there has been an apocalyptic catastrophe: the Unification. Only as he hunts down the source of this calamity, it becomes clearer and clearer that the person responsible for the tragedy may have been none other than Remy himself. And while he searches for a way to stop his world from following in the footsteps of the doomed alternate reality, enemies are massing in his own universe.
Paul Tsabo, bureaucromancer, magical drug-dealer, is the desperate father of Aliyah, the world's most dangerous eight year old girl. The King of New York is a mysterious power player hell-bent on capturing the two of them, a man packing a private army of illegal mancers. Paul's family is the key to keep the King's crumbling empire afloat. But offering them paradise is the catalyst that inflames Aliyah's deadly rebellious streak.
Brought up in the homestead of the dark magician Untamo, who killed his father, kidnapped his mother, and who tries three times to kill him when still a boy, Kullervo is alone save for the love of his twin sister, Wanona, and guarded by the magical powers of the black dog, Musti. When Kullervo is sold into slavery he swears revenge on the magician, but he will learn that even at the point of vengeance there is no escape from the cruellest of fates.
A collection of short stories in tribute to David Drake, including two from Drake himself. Other contributors include Eric Brown, Larry Correia, Tony Daniel, Eric Flint, Cecelia Holland, Barry Malzberg and Mark Van Name.
When Delilah Marlow visits a famous traveling carnival, Metzger's Menagerie, she is an ordinary woman in a not-quite-ordinary world. But under the macabre circus black-top, she discovers a fierce, sharp-clawed creature lurking just beneath her human veneer. Captured and put on exhibition, Delilah is stripped of her worldly possessions, including her own name, as she's forced to "perform" in town after town.
Caesar's soldiers have murdered, massacred and pillaged their way through Gaul and loom on the far side of the sea, ready to descend upon Britain - with them are an unstoppable legion of men twisted by dark magic. Somehow Queen Lowa must repel the invasion, although her best general is dead and her young druid powerless. She faces impossible odds, but when the alternative is death or slavery, a warrior queen will do whatever it takes to save her people.
At the moment, there are powerful forces in the young Star Kingdom of Manticore's Parliament which don't think they need Lt. Travis Long. For that matter, they're pretty sure they don't need the Royal Manticoran Navy, either. After all, what does a sleepy little single-system star nation on the outer edge of the explored galaxy need with a "navy?" Unhappily for them, the edge of the explored galaxy can be a far more dangerous place than they think it is. They're about to find out why they need the Navy . . . and how very, very fortunate they are that Travis Long is in it.
Merlyn Athrawes, cybernetic avatar of one of Earth's long-dead defenders, has intervened in the small Safeholdian realm of Charis, seeding it with ideas and innovations and helping it to rise to challenge the hegemony of the Church. Aided by a stream of inventions - breech-loading rifles, signal rockets, claymore mines, new approaches to manufacturing and supply, Charis finally seems to have gained the upper hand. Merlyn Athrawes has been everywhere, under multiple disguises and wielding hidden powers. But now a new player has arrived, one who knows many secrets-including Merlyn's own.
Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.
Centered around an obscure group of malcontents intent on creating a terrible explosion in New York City in 1993, these are the final stages of young Jack becoming Repairman Jack. It is a dark and terrible story, full of plots and needless mayhem, with secret agents, a freelance torturer, a secret society as old as human history, love, death, and a very bleak triumph.
E. A. Smithe is a borrowed person. He is a clone who lives on a third-tier shelf in a public library, and his personality is an uploaded recording of a deceased mystery writer. Smithe is a piece of property, not a legal human. A wealthy patron, Colette Coldbrook, takes him from the library because he is the surviving personality of the author of Murder on Mars. A physical copy of that book was in the possession of her murdered father, and it contains an important secret, the key to immense family wealth. It is lost, and Colette is afraid of the police. She borrows Smithe to help her find the book and to find out what the secret is. And then the plot gets complicated.
Arriving at Princeton for her freshman year, Thea Slavin struggles to adapt to unfamiliar American ways. A romantic entanglement with Rhys and his equally handsome and mysterious brother, Jake, soon draws Thea into a sensual mythic underworld as irresistible as it is dangerous. In this shadow world that seems to mimic Greek mythology and the Bulgarian legends of the Samodivi or wildalones forest witches who beguile and entrap men she will discover a shocking secret that threatens everything she holds dear.
Sent to rescue the kidnapped daughter of his longtime friend Marshal Augustin Lucerne, smuggler and mercenary Arkarin Blackhawk and the crew of the ship Wolf's Claw find themselves drawn into one deadly fight after another. When their ship is damaged, they are forced to land on a remote planet subsumed by civil war. Pulled unwittingly into the conflict, they uncover disturbing information about secret imperial involvement that could upset the plans of Lucerne.
An orphaned teen with the ability to transform into a vicious whirlwind latches on to Ryan and the companions as they travel through former North Dakota. Her deadly power seems like a boon at first, until it starts to control her. When threatened, she destroys everything in her path...including those she loves. Then a group of outcast fighters kidnaps the young woman and manipulates her - and her terrifying mutation - for their own destructive agenda.
The diamond mines of the Congo are ground zero for a calculated new power grab by an ancient Mesopotamian god. Darkened and depraved, Nergal intends to harness the power of light to lock humanity in the blackness of eternal damnation. But Nergal's ability to blind his opponents is only the beginning. The Cerberus rebels will have to find the human who is pulling Nergal's strings...which means venturing into the gaping mouth of hell itself.
Zack Westland awakens on the shore of Lake Erie, his memory gone. Assaulted by powerful psychic fragments, he learns that he belongs to a tribe of angels, one of several living on Earth since the Blood Wars. Pursued by cacodaimons intent on killing him "again" he seeks to end war between the tribes.
Ilse is now free to fulfill her promise to Valara Baussay, the rogue Queen of Morenniou, who wants to return to her kingdom and claim her throne. Ilse will do all in her power to help Valara if only as a means to get to her home. Home to her lover, Raul Kosenmark, who is gathering forces in their homeland of Veraene now that Leos is dead in order to save them from an ill-advised war.
Cassel is trying to reestablish some kind of normalcy in his life. That was never going to be easy for someone from a worker family tied to one of the big crime families, with a mother whose cons get more reckless by the day. But Cassel is also coming to terms with what it means to be a transformation worker and figuring out how to have friends. But normal doesn't last very long - soon Cassel is being courted by both sides of the law and is forced to confront his past. A past he remembers only in scattered fragments and one that could destroy his family and his future.
Unless the human race acts to save itself, all life on Earth will be wiped out by a wave of radiation arriving from the centre of the galaxy. When Jordan Kell and his team return to Earth, many years after their departure, they find that their world has changed almost beyond recognition. Yet he must convince Earth's new rulers that the human race is in danger of extinction unless it acts to forestall the death wave coming from the galaxy's heart.
Nettie Lonesome is a half-breed who dresses like a boy, raised by folks who don't call her a slave but use her like one. Then one day a stranger attacks her - and turns into black sand when killed. And just like that, Nettie can "see." Haunted by the spirits, Nettie has no choice but to set out on a quest that might lead to her true kin... if the monsters along the way don't kill her first.
West Virginia. Struggling songwriter Jesse Walker witnesses seven devilish figures chasing a man in a red suit toward a sleigh and eight reindeer. When the reindeer leap skyward, taking the sleigh, devil men, and Santa into the clouds, screams follow. Moments later, a large sack plummets back to earth, a magical sack that thrusts the down-on-his-luck singer into the clutches of the terrifying Yule Lord, Krampus.
Tyen is teaching mechanical magic at a school respected throughout the worlds. News arrives that the formidable ruler of all worlds, long believed to be dead, is back and enforcing his old laws - including the one forbidding schools of magic. As teachers and students flee, Tyen is left with no home and no purpose...except the promise he made to Vella, the sorcerer imprisoned in a book. Tyen must decide what he is willing to do to free her.
Rigg's journey comes to an epic and explosive conclusion as everything that has been building up finally comes to pass, and Rigg is forced to put his powers to the ultimate test in order to save his world and end the war once and for all.
Crime scene physician Dr. Eliza Jekyll cannot send mercurial Royal Society agent and wolf man Remy Lafayette away when he tempts her with the one thing she can't resist: a bizarre crime. The search for a bloodthirsty ritual torturer dubbed the Pentacle Killer draws them into a terrifying world of spies, art thieves, and evil alchemy, where the price of immortality is madness or damnation and only the dark ingenuity of her alter ego can help Eliza survive.
When a dastardly Pickleman plot comes to fruition, only Sophronia can save her friends, her school, and all of London...but at what cost? Our proper young heroine puts her training and skills to the test.
Five people who live in the same New England town go to sleep one night and all share the same hyper-realistic dream. Some of these people know each other; some don't. When they wake the next day all of them know what has happened. All five were once "mechanics," charged with repairing the messes made both by sentient beings and by Chaos. Now Chaos has a new attack, and the mechanics must come back from retirement.
Cassie Palmer finds herself on a rescue mission skipping through time - even though she doesn't entirely understand her dimension-bending new power. Rescuing her friend John Pritkin should have been an in-and-out kind of deal, but with the near-immortal mage's soul lost in time, Cassie has to hunt for it through the ages - with Pritkin's demon dad in tow. He's the only one who can reverse Pritkin's curse, but with the guardians of the timeline dead set on stopping anyone from mucking about, Cassie will have to figure out how to get her friend back without ruffling too many feathers - or causing a world-ending paradox or two...
Raymond Electromatic, the world's last robot and Hollywood's best hit man, has a 24 hour memory. A familiar-looking woman has hired him to find a missing movie star. Plunged into the glittering world of fame, fortune, and secrecy, he uncovers a sinister plot that goes much deeper than the silver screen - and this robot is at the wrong place, at the wrong time.
In Argentine Antarctica, Eliana Gomez is the only female PI in Hope City - a domed colony dependent on electricity (and maintenance robots) for heat, light, and survival in the icy deserts of the continent. When an aristocrat hires her to protect an explosive personal secret, she finds herself caught up in the political tensions threatening to tear Hope City apart. Then the electricity that keeps Hope City from freezing begins to fail.
Ashok Vadal has been chosen by a powerful ancient weapon to be its bearer. He is a Protector, the elite militant order of roving law enforcers. No one is more merciless in rooting out those who secretly practice the old ways. Everything is black or white, good or evil, until he discovers his entire life is a fraud. Ashok isn't who he thinks he is, and when he finds himself on the wrong side of the law, the consequences lead to rebellion, war - and destruction.
A poisoned apple and a monkey's paw with the power to change fate; a girl whose extraordinarily long hair causes catastrophe; a man with one human arm and one swan's wing; and a house deep in the forest, constructed of gumdrops and gingerbread, vanilla frosting and boiled sugar.
Bannan Larmensu, the truthseer who won Jenn Nalynn's heart, learns his brother-in-law was sent as a peace envoy to Channen, capital of the mysterious domain of Mellynne, and has disappeared. The law forbids Bannan from leaving Marrowdell and travelling to Mellynne to help his sister. As a turn-born, Jenn Nalynn has the power to cross into the magical realm of the Verge, and take Bannan with her. She's willing to try. Wisp and Scourge - and the house toads - offer their help. But what none of them know is that magic is rife in Channen, magic that flows from the Verge itself. And not even a turn-born will be safe there.
To save their alien world, the Om'ray left home, renamed themselves the Clan, and settled among humanity, hiding in plain sight. But they are no longer hidden. The Clan's reproduction is tied to individual power and their latest generation of females, Choosers, are too strong to safely mate. Sira di Sarc, their leader joins with a human starship captain for answers. But as Sira's people are dying all around her, and with war about to consume the Trade pact, Sira will be left with only one choice. She must find the way back. And take the Clan home.
Six islands float high above the Endless Ocean, where humanity's final remnants are locked in brutal civil war.Their parents slain in battle, twins Kael and Brenna Skyborn are training to be Seraphim, elite soldiers of aerial combat who wield elements of ice, fire, stone and lightning. When the invasion comes, they will take to the skies, and claim their vengeance.
Battling magicians, spirits, gods, and forces from supernatural realities, the soldier Corylus and his companions from the family of the nobleman Saxa--especially Saxa's impressive wife Hedia, and his friend (and Saxa's son) Varus--must face constant, deadly and soul-destroying dangers, climaxing in a final battle not between good and evil but in defense of logic and reality.
After Captain Kellas failed in his duty, he was dismissed from service and his elite regiment was disbanded. He left the royal palace and took up another life. Now a battle brews within the palace that threatens to reveal deadly secrets and spill over into open war. The king needs a loyal soldier to protect him. But can a disgraced man ever be trusted?
Civil war now ravages Kurald Galain, as Urusander's Legion prepares to march upon the city of Kharkanas. The last brother remaining, Silchas Ruin, rules in Anomander's stead. He seeks to gather the Houseblades of the Highborn Noble families and resurrect the Hust Legion in the southlands, but the officers and leaders of Urusander's Legion, led by Hunn Raal, want the Consort, Draconus, cast aside and Vatha Urusander wedded to Mother Dark, taking his place on a throne at the side of the Living Goddess.
Peter, a man of faith, is taken away from his wife Bea to work galaxies away in a strange new environment, overseen by the enigmatic corporation USIC. He works with a seemingly friendly native population endangered by illness but hungry for Peter's teachings - his Bible is their "book of strange new things." But Peter is rattled when Bea's letters from home become increasingly desperate: typhoons and earthquakes are devastating whole countries, and governments are crumbling. Bea's faith, once the guiding light of their lives, begins to falter.
Sequel to DREAMWALKER.
Featuring all new material and exclusive behind-the-scenes insights into the world of Outlander, this comprehensive, fully illustrated guide covers volumes 4-8 of the series.
His third collection of stories, following SMOKE AND MIRRORS and FRAGILE THINGS.
15 years ago Kerris Fellwater ran away from Whisper Hollow, Washington, a small town on Crescent Lake in the Olympic Peninsula. When she returned, she inherited her grandmother's house - and her gift. As a spirit shaman, it's her responsibility to drive the dead back to their graves, because around Whisper Hollow, people - and secrets - don't always stay buried. When she was little, she was told her mother ran off. But now it looks like she was murdered.
Ann Decker takes a job with a company called Transformations Incorporated. She learns that TI has invented technology to travel in time. But the company itself remains shrouded in mystery. When a coworker turns up dead, Ann's superiors warn her about a covert group called Core out to sabotage the company. Something just isn't right, but before she has time to investigate, she is sent a thousand years in the past to a castle in the south of France.
Series conclusion. Richard Rahl lies on his funeral bier. It is the end of everything. Except what isn't lost is Kahlan Amnell. Following an inner prompting beyond all reason, the last Confessor will wager everything on a final desperate gambit, and in so doing, she will change the world forever.
Adele and Gareth are bringing order to a free Britain, but bloody murders in London raise the specter that Adele's geomancy is failing and the vampires might return. A deranged human called the Witchfinder has surfaced on the Continent, serving new vampire lords. This geomancer has found a way to make vampires immune to geomancy and intends to give his masters the ability to kill humans on a massive scale.
The Moontide has come once again, and a scarlet tide of Rondian legions is flooding into the East, slaughtering and pillaging in the name of Emperor Constant. But the Scytale of Corineus, the source of ultimate magical power, has slipped through the emperor's fingers. His ruthless Inquisitors are desperately seeking the artifact, before it falls into the hands of those who would bring down the Empire. But there are some who have pledged to end the cycle of war and restore peace to Urte, and they are the unlikeliest of heroes: a failed mage, a gypsy and a lowly merchant girl.
Everyone's favourite barmaid, the telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse, has the starring role in all five of the tales in this volume.
After Auntie Catherine warns the Gale family of an approaching asteroid they scramble to keep humans from going the way of the dinosaurs. When NASA and Doomsday Dan confirm Auntie Catherine's dire prediction, Charlotte "Charlie" Gale discovers that Allie and the Aunties can't help. So all she has is a guitar ... and Jack. The Dragon Prince, and a Sorcerer.
Baxter has been packed off to Hexpoort, a magickal training school for MK6 agents. It sucks but Baxter slowly learns to control his fledgling abilities and takes his first steps to being a Dreamwalker. Lessons with Jackie Ronin lead them to suspect that the Obayifo may be involved with a doorway that Baxter inadvertently opened when operating the Mantis. Baxter and Jackie are plunged into the most dangerous place they've yet encountered: Cape Town Fashion Week.
Boston, 1769: Ethan Kaille's minister friends have been helpless to stop crimes against their church. Graves have been desecrated in a bizarre, ritualistic way. Equally disturbing are reports of recently deceased citizens of Boston reappearing as grotesquely disfigured shades, seemingly having been disturbed from their eternal rest, and now frightening those who had been nearest to them in life. But most personally troubling to Kaille is a terrible waning of his ability to conjure. He knows all these are related - but how?
Included in the volume in an A-to-Z format are: an entry for each named character, an inclusive dictionary of the Old Tongue, new maps of the Last Battle, new portraits of many characters, histories and customs of the nations of the world, the strength level of many channelers, descriptions of the flora and fauna unique to the world, and much more.
A new collection of stories, several of them brand-new, all never before collected in a book -- featuring revelatory autobiographical comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each story.
Now that Vocho and Kacha are in the midst of an uneasy truce, not sure whether to trust each other, or anyone else for that matter. What's more, the sinister magician is rumored to have returned. Now he knows who was behind the failure of his last plan, he's determined to put a stop to Vocho and Kacha permanently. And this time, the flash of steel may not be enough to save them.
Odd Thomas is back where it all started - because the time has come to finish it. Since he left his simple life in the small town of Pico Mundo, California, his journey has taken him to places strange and wonderful, mysterious and terrifying. Now, whatever destiny drives him has finally steered his steps home, where those he cares for most surround him, the memory of his tragically lost true love haunts him, and one last challenge--vast and dreadful--awaits him.
Debut short story collection.
When privateer Captain Catherine Blackwood is enlisted to rescue her brother from a treacherous warlord, she finds herself on her most dangerous mission yet. Just getting to Zanzibar proves treacherous. And once she arrives, things only get worse. If she is to save her brother, Catherine Blackwood must face down danger at every turn and uncover a mystery four million years in the making.
The final and definitive short story collection of award-winning SF author Jay Lake.
After the death of Julius Caesar, civil war rages from Rome to Alexandria, and vast armies and navies battle for supremacy. A secret conflict may shape the course of history. Juba, Numidian prince and adopted brother of Octavian, has embarked on a ruthless quest for the Shards of Heaven, lost treasures said to possess the very power of the gods-or the one God. Driven by vengeance, Juba has already attained the fabled Trident of Poseidon, which may also be the staff once wielded by Moses. Now he will stop at nothing to obtain the other Shards, even if it means burning the entire world to the ground.
Ada, a friend of Alice mentioned briefly in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, is off to visit Alice but arrives a moment too late and tumbles down the rabbit-hole herself. Her journey to find Alice and see her safely home brings her to a conundrum suggested by the mad tea party: if Eurydice can ever be returned to the arms of Orpheus, or if Lazarus can be raised from the tomb, perhaps Alice can be returned to life. In any case, everything that happens next is After Alice.
When Flidias, the intended future bride for Oran, crown prince of Dalriada, arrives, Oran discovers letters can lie. Though she exactly resembles her portrait, her brutality proves she is nothing like the sensitive woman of the letters. With the strategic marriage imminent, Oran sees no way out of his dilemma. Word has spread that Blackthorn possesses a remarkable gift for solving knotty problems, so the prince asks her for help.
Disillusioned healer Blackthorn and her companion, Grim, have settled in Dalriada to wait out the seven years of Blackthorn's bond to her fey mentor, hoping to avoid any dire challenges. But a noblewoman from the northern border has asked for the prince of Dalriada's help in expelling a howling creature from an old tower on her land - one surrounded by an impenetrable hedge of thorns.
Down in the seedy underbelly of Jokertown, residents are going missing. The authorities are unwilling to investigate, except for a fresh lieutenant looking to prove himself and a collection of unlikely jokers forced to take matters into their own hands - or tentacles. The deeper into the kidnapping case these misfits and miscreants get, the higher the stakes are raised.
Antiquities dealer Alex Benedict and his pilot, Chase Kolpath, are searching for lost artifacts of early space. But the trail seems to have gone cold, so they head back home to be present when the Capella, the interstellar transport that vanished eleven years earlier in a time/space warp, is expected to reappear. With a window of only a few hours, rescuing it is of the utmost importance. 2600 passengers - including Alex's uncle, Gabriel Benedict, the man who raised him - are on board.
Phil Trevena's patients are dying and to discover why he needs to find the man named Daniel, a man broken by the same force that has turned its hatred on Trevena. Drawn together, Trevena and Daniel embark on an extraordinary journey of discovery, encountering the Firmament Surgeons in the Dark Time - the flux above our reality. Whoever controls Dark Time controls the minds of humanity. The Firmament Surgeons, aware of the approach of limitless hostility and darkness, are gathered to bring an end to the war with the Autoscopes, before they tear our reality apart.
A cycle of linked ghost stories perfect for any dark and stormy night - five interlacing narratives that begin in 1979 and end in 2015. Five "guests", each separated by nine years, enter Slade House for a brief visit - only to vanish without trace from the outside world. Who draws them to the heart of Slade House, and why is the house missing from maps?
An alien structure is on a cometary trajectory toward the sun, triggering a race between countries to get control of the artifact. But, as the alien craft gets closer to its destination, it begins to alter the surface of the sun in strange new ways, ways that could lead to revolutionary discoveries--provided war can be averted.
Scarcely a year after the events of "Cyador's Heirs," Lerial uses his mastery of Order and Chaos, the competing natural forces that shape his world and define the magic that exists within it, to utterly destroy an Afritan military force crossing into Cigoerne. Five years later, Lerial, now an overcaptain and a field commander of Cigoerne's Mirror Lancers, must lead three companies of troops into Afrit on a mission of mutual interest. Neighbouring Heldya is threatening to invade Afrit, and if that nation falls, Cigoerne is certain to be next.
Old Canhoon, the City of Wonders, is having a population explosion as refugees from Tyrne and Roathes alike try to escape the Sa'ba Taalor. From the far east the Pilgrim gathers an army of the faithful, heading for Old Canhoon. In Old Canhoon itself the imperial family struggles against enemies old and new as the spies of their enemies begin removing threats to the gods of the Seven Forges and prepare the way for the invading armies of the Seven Kings. In the distant Taalor valley Andover Lashk continues his quest and must make a final decision, while at the Mounds, something inhuman is awakened and set free.
17 stories, 7 previously uncollected.
Former Army Lt. James Shelley has left his lover, Delphi, and his companion-in-arms, Jayne Vasquez, with a fortune acquired from a fallen oligarch. He has become a black ops sniper working for the Red - a suspected rogue AI. He pursues covert missions designed to nudge history away from existential threats--but that doesn't mean the world is growing more orderly. It's only in the froth of a "managed chaos" that human potential can grow and thrive. His missions eventually take him into orbit - and into conflict with those he loves - Delphi and Jaynie - who are determined to escape the influence of the Red.
28 year old Merit is on the hunt, charging across the stark American Midwest, tailing a rogue supernatural intent on stealing an ancient artifact that could unleash catastrophic evil on the world. But Merit is also the prey. An enemy of Chicagoland is hunting her, and he'll stop at nothing to get the book for himself. No mercy allowed. No rules apply. No lives spared. The race is on.
More than 22 years have passed since Ren and the rest of the those who believe in Lee Suh-Mi's utopian vision crossed the abyss and established a colony at the base of an enigmatic alien structure where Suh-Mi has since resided, alone. All that time, Ren has harboured a devastating secret. Then a stranger appears, far too young to have been part of the first planetfall, a man who bears a remarkable resemblance to Suh-Mi - and the truth Ren has concealed can no longer be hidden.
Salvager Kivita Vondir's latest contract to hunt down a fabled gemstone is exactly the kind of adventure she craves. But her duplicitous employer has hired Sar Redryll, a former lover, to stop her at any cost. And her recovery of the relic has given her powerful new abilities - abilities that everyone in the Cetturo Arm human, alien, and in-between desperately wishes to control.
Kate NicNiven is close to ultimate victory, and she is determined that nothing will keep her from it. Not even the thing that took her soul - the horror that lurks in the sea caves. But Kate still needs Seth's son Rory, and his power over the Veil. And she'll go to any lengths to get him. Seth's own soul is rotting from the wound inflicted by Kate, and survival for his loved ones seems all he can hope for. But might a mortal threat to his brother's daughter force him to return to his own world to challenge Kate? And will Rory go with him?
A collection of essays and other non fiction from Terry Pratchett, spanning the whole of his writing career from his early years to his death.
The Warrior Queen Lariel, having accidentally revealed to Sevryn the forbidden powers that gained her the throne, has begun a vicious manhunt to destroy him. Fleeing her wrath, Sevryn and Rivergrace find no safe haven as the world's magic begins to disintegrate around them and the old Gods wake. In the midst of this chaos, Sevryn is charged with finding the King of Assassins - a quest that may consume him. And only Rivergrace has any hope of discovering the means to save both Sevryn and the world she loves.
FORTY SIGNS OF RAIN, FIFTY DEGREES BELOW, and SIXTY DAYS AND COUNTING packed into one volume and updated with the latest research.
Novella. Deep below the University, there is a dark place. Few people know of the broken web of ancient passageways and abandoned rooms. A young woman lives there, tucked among the sprawling tunnels of the Underthing, snug in the heart of this forgotten place. Her name is Auri, and she is full of mysteries.
Original anthology of stories about near-future space exploration. Includes stories by Jack McDevitt, Robert Silverberg, Michael F. Flynn, Brenda Cooper, Sarah A. Hoyt, Ben Bova, Mike Resnick, and many more.
Admiral Kris Longknife doesn't know who the aliens attacking the Alwa system are, only that they worship a being known as the Enlightened One and are unafraid to sacrifice themselves against her fleet. But now a saboteur has infiltrated the military's medical facility and unleashed an epidemic that has spread throughout the fleet without warning. 72 career military women are down with something not even the aliens could do to them - including Admiral Longknife.
Corene, one of the four princesses of Welce, stows away on a ship bound for Malingua with her loyal bodyguard, Foley. She hopes to win the throne by making a play to marry one of the empress's three nephews. But she's not the only foreign princess after the crown. And behind Malinqua's beautiful facade lie many secrets. The visiting princesses are more hostages than guests.
When shapeshifter/rural veterinarian Karadel is not dealing with her shifts or caring for her animal patients, she attempts to develop a drug that will help shifters control their changes - a drug that might even allow them to remain human forever. But her comfortable life is threatened by two events. She meets an ordinary man who touches her heart, and her best friend is forced to shift publicly with deadly consequences.
The war between Denland and Lascanne rages. Emily Marshwic has watched the war take her brother-in-law and now her young brother. Every household must now give up one woman to the army and Emily has no choice but to join the ranks of young women marching to the front. In the midst of warfare, with just enough training to hold a musket, Emily comes face to face with the reality: the senseless slaughter; the weary cynicism of the Survivor's Club; the swamp's own natives hiding from the conflict.
Humankind has escaped a dying Earth and set out to find a new home among the stars aboard an immense generation ship. Bryan Benson is its greatest living sports hero, enjoying retirement working as a detective in Avalon, his home module. When a crewmember goes missing, Bryan is thrust into the centre of an ever-expanding web of deception, secrets, and violence that overturns everything he knows about living on the ship and threatens everyone aboard.
While the mantis insectoids are determined to eliminate the human threat to mantis supremacy, they wonder if there is the slightest chance that humans might have value. They seem to have the one thing the mantes explicitly do not, an innate ability to believe in what cannot be proven nor seen - God. Captured and stranded behind enemy lines, Chaplain's Assistant Harrison Barlow must come to grips with the fact that he is not only bargaining for his own life, but the lives of everyone he knows and loves. And so he embarks upon an improbable gambit.
1900 BC. The land of Meluha (the Indus Valley Civilization) faces peril as its primary river, the Saraswati, is slowly drying to exctinction. The Suryavanshi rulers are challenged with devastating terrorist attacks from the east, the land of the Chandravanshis. To make matters worse, the Chandravanshis appear to have allied with the Nagas, an ostracized and sinister race of deformed humans with astonishing martial skills. The only hope for the Suryavanshis is an ancient legend. When evil reaches epic proportions, when all seems lost, a hero will emerge. Is the unexpected, rough-hewn Tibetan immigrant Shiva that hero?
A Nevada silver baron forces the Crow people to give up one of their most beautiful daughters, Gun That Sings, in marriage to him. With her mother's death in childbirth, so begins a heroine's tale equal parts heartbreak and strength. This girl has been born into a world with no place for a half-native, half-white child. After being hidden for years, a very wicked stepmother finally gifts her with the name Snow White, referring to the pale skin she will never have.
Without warning a massive geomagnetic solar storm destroys every power grid in the northern hemisphere. In one week, the human race is flung back to the Dark Ages. As nuclear reactors across North America face inevitable meltdowns, and the government is powerless, it's every man for himself - and it will only get worse. When army veteran Zeke Marshall tries to reunite with his family in Dallas - across a lawless terrain as deadly as any battlefield - he discovers there are worse things in life than war.
Zilwicki and Cachat are on the run in Mesa's underworld, not only hunted by the Alignment but threatened by the exploding conflict on the planet between Mesa's overlords and the brutalized slaves and descendants of slaves who have suffered under their rule for so long. But if Zilwicki and Cachat succeed in rooting out the ancient conspiracy, a great evil may be removed from the galaxy - and on a long-oppressed planet, freedom may finally dawn.
Convinced of the deadly danger of imperial domination, Blackhawk and his crew board the Wolf's Claw once more and set out to gather intelligence on the Empire's movements--the proof Marshal Lucerne needs to unite the fractured and feuding worlds of the Far Stars into single power bloc capable of resisting imperial aggression. But deep in the sparsely populated territory of the Far Stars, he discovers that the imperial governor's machinations are far reaching and threaten the independence of every world this side of the Void.
A collection of stories that explore the mystery, awe and dread that we may have felt as children when encountering a special toy. But it goes further, to the edges of space, where games are for keeps and where the mind plays its own games.
Renowned child psychologist Caitlin O'Hara is a single mom trying to juggle her job, her son, and a lackluster dating life. Then, all over the world, children begin throwing fits, having violent visions and outbursts, even bursting into flames. With the planet on the cusp of nuclear war, Caitlin must race across the globe and uncover the supernatural links between these seemingly unrelated cases in order to save her patients - and perhaps the world.
TIME SCOUT and WAGERS OF SIN in one volume.
In a distant solar system, a mysterious and unprovoked attack upon Lightship Impulse resulted in the deaths of Peter's former girlfriend and many of her shipmates. Now Peter's plans are torn asunder as he is transferred to a Unified Space Navy ship under foreign command, en route to an unexpected destination, and surrounded almost entirely by strangers. To top it off, his superiors have given him secret orders that might force him to become a mutineer.
This year s volume includes the winners of the Andre Norton, Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master, Rhysling, and Dwarf Stars Awards, as well as the Nebula Award winners, and features Ann Leckie, Nalo Hopkinson, Rachel Swirsky, and Aliette de Bodard, with additional articles and poems by authors such as Robin Wayne Bailey, Samuel R. Delany and Terry A. Garey.
The last hope for a crumbling world is the Archon, the human Angela Mathers, who has the power to control the supernatural universe. She alone can successfully oppose Lucifel and open Raziel's Book, to use its power for good. But to do so would mean murdering her best friend, a sacrifice Angela refuses to contemplate. Angela sits on the throne of Hell, fulfilling a prophecy of ruin. But ruin does not always mean destruction sometimes it means revolution.
He is Lucian de Remeni - a sorcerer whose magical bents for portraiture and history threaten the safety of the earth and the future of the war-riven kingdom of Navronne. He just can't remember how or why. Fighting to unravel the mysteries of his power, Lucian must trace threads of corruption that reach from the Pureblood Registry into the Order itself, the truth hidden two centuries in the past and beyond the boundaries of the world...
Cassel Sharpe is trying to convince himself that working for the government is the right choice, even though he's been raised to believe they are the enemy of all curse workers. But when the Feds ask him to do the one thing he said he would never do again, he starts to wonder if they really are the good guys, or if it's all a con.
The offer is this: Kitty Doe will be Masked--surgically transformed into Lila Hart, the Prime Minister's niece, who died under mysterious circumstances. As a member of the Hart family, she will be famous. She will be adored. And for the first time, she will matter. There's only one catch. She must also stop the rebellion that Lila secretly fostered, the same one that got her killed...and one Kitty believes in.
Kitty Doe is a Blackcoat rebel and a former captive with a deadly connection to Prime Minister Daxton Hart. Forced to masquerade as Daxton's niece, Lila Hart, Kitty has helped the Blackcoats take back the prison known as Elsewhere. But to defeat the corrupt government, Kitty must expose Daxton's own masquerade. Securing evidence will put others in jeopardy, including the boy she's loved forever and an ally she barely trusts.
Sasha Naradnyo had become head of security for a Varoki heiress when the largest nation on the Varoki home world collapsed into riots and civil war, a murderously anti-human Varoki fanatic made his bid for power, and the head of the Secret Police decided to take a personal interest in Sasha. Now, in a growing revolution, he must confront his own past, make common cause with resistance fighters who want him dead, and expose a conspiracy which will shake the Commonwealth to its foundations.
At fifteen, Rose has earned herself a place alongside her father in the Department, a brutal law-enforcement organisation run by the magically Gifted to control the non-magical Ashkind. But now an old enemy is threatening to start a catastrophic war, and Rose faces a challenging test of her loyalties. How much does she really know about her father's past? How far is the Department willing to go to keep the peace? And, if the time comes, will Rose choose to protect her secret, or the people she loves?
A snow storm of epic proportions shuts down the town of Sheridan, Michigan. The weather is dangerous enough on its own. But the bad weather has blown something even deadlier into town, and a duo of sadistic killers is on the loose.
With her business in Stormwrack finished, it looked like Sophie Hansa had seen the last of the Fleet, until she finds the captain of her late aunt's ship, Parrish Garland, waiting for her at her parents' home. Sophie finds out that her birth mother has been imprisoned by her birth father for hiding their daughter, and now Sophie must return to Stormwrack to talk the father she never knew into releasing the mother who wants nothing to do with her.
A chance for vengeance comes when the empress's ship crashes on a hostile planet and Andromeda is assigned to head up the rescue mission. As a legionnaire, Andromeda McKee has countless kills under her belt. But when faced with her greatest enemy, it will be Cat Carletto who has to pull the trigger on the one who really matters.
All five of David Drake's time travel stories collected for the first time in one volume, including dinosaur tale "Time Safari."
Former Canadian film history teacher Lois Cairns - jobless and depressed in the wake of her son's autism diagnosis - accidentally discovers the existence of lost early 20th century Ontario filmmaker Mrs. A. Macalla Whitcomb. By deciding to investigate how Mrs. Whitcomb's obsessions might have led to her mysterious disappearance, Lois unwittingly invites the forces which literally haunt Mrs. Whitcomb's films into her life, eventually putting her son, her husband and herself in danger.
A cabal of ten- to twelve-year-old girls? They aren't twelve anymore. And they gave up playing with dolls some years ago, when they sold them all and started an investment consortium. A consortium that did quite well. The Barbie Consortium hits Vienna. In several different ways. The princes and princesses, dukes and duchesses, the common men and women on the street have no idea what's about to happen. Neither do the girls, but they're determined it'll happen their way.
With unprecedented access to Neil Gaiman's personal archives, author Hayley Campbell gives an insider's glimpse into the artistic inspirations and musings of one of the world's most visionary writers.
The outbreak has spread, tearing apart the foundations of society, as implanted tapeworms have turned their human hosts into a seemingly mindless mob. Sal and her family are trapped between bad and worse, and must find a way to compromise between the two sides of their nature before the battle becomes large enough to destroy humanity, and everything that humanity has built...including the chimera. The broken doors are closing. Can Sal make it home?
Tales of powerful, fighting women. Contributors include Elizabeth Bear, Nancy Kress, Seanan McGuire, George R R Martin, Elizabeth Moon, Robert Reed, Carrie Vaughn, and Jane Yolen.
Rumours have arisen that certain people are once again wielding the power of the shape. If Danr the half troll could learn to use it, he could become fully human and spend his life with his beloved, Aisa. But he is not the only one who craves the gift of changing form. Slavers have taken Danr's friends captive, demanding the power of the shape as ransom. To obtain it, Danr must cross paths with the Fates, Death, and a giant wyrm that lives at the bottom of the ocean before other, more dangerous parties uncover the secrets of shape changing.
Finally reinstated into the Duelist's Guild for services rendered to the prelate, who has found himself back in charge, Vocho and Kacha are tasked with bringing a prisoner to justice. But this prisoner is none other than Kacha's old flame Egimont. The prelate wants him alive, and on their side. However the more they discover of Egimont and his dark dealings with the magician, the more Kacha's loyalties are divided. Soon she must choose a side - the prelate or the king, her brother or her ex-lover.
A mysterious illness forces the president to step down, meaning the U.S. is now in the hands of its first truly empathic leader, otherwise known as Jeff Martini. With Kitty as First Lady, obviously the inaugural party will rock, literally, but when the former president's illness spreads rapidly to other people in power, it's up to Centaurion Division to find a cure before Jamie Martini's powers drain and all of the Diplomatic Corps, Alpha Team, and the heads of the world governments succumb, leaving Earth open for easy invasion.
Bibi Blair is a fierce, funny, dauntless young woman - whose doctor says she has one year to live. She replies, "We'll see." Her sudden recovery astonishes medical science. An enigmatic woman convinces Bibi that she escaped death so that she can save someone else. Someone named Ashley Bell. But save her from what, from whom? And who is Ashley Bell? Where is she? Bibi's obsession with finding Ashley sends her on the run from threats both mystical and worldly, including a rich and charismatic cult leader with terrifying ambitions.
Ulfar Thormodsson and Audun Arngrimsson are battered, having barely survived the battle for Stenvik, waged between King Olav and the followers of the White Christ, and those whose allegiance remains to the gods of the Norse pantheon. Alas, the two Vikings' encounter with a mysterious witch just before escaping the town over the city's walls have left them without the one thing that made them human: their mortality. While Ulfar heads home to Sweden, hoping to find a safe haven where he can come to grips with his newfound inability to die, Audun travels by foot to the south, searching for answers on the open road.
Alaric and the young Prince Brion Haldane were bound together by magic - a magic to be called upon when Brion was most in need. Now eighteen, Brion has ascended to the throne and seven-year-old Alaric has come to court. Through the coming years, both will grow to manhood and come to realize their destinies.
Now the voices of other authors add their own special touches to the ancient land where Heralds "Chosen" from all walks of life by magical horse-like Companions patrol their ancient kingdom, dispensing justice, facing adversaries, and protecting their monarch and country from whatever threatens.
According to some (including himself), Constantine is one of the greatest heroes of dragonkin who ever lived. Too bad he's now lonelier than ever and his biggest adventure involves a blow-up sheep-until he has an opportunity to save his kind once again. All Constantine has to do is break into a demon's dungeon, steal an ancient artifact, and reverse a deadly curse. The plan certainly does NOT involve rescuing a woman...
The race to explore and claim the North Dakota stargate quickly escalates, and those involved divide into opposing camps who view the teleportation technology either as an unprecedented opportunity for scientific research or a disastrous threat to national if not planetary security. In the middle of the maelstrom stands Sioux chairman James Walker. Travel through the stargate isn't necessarily only one way...
Moorcock's first independent novel in nine years, a tale both fantastical and autobiographical, a celebration of London and what it meant to be young there in the years after World War II. "The Whispering Swarm" is the first in a trilogy that will follow a young man named Michael as he simultaneously discovers himself and a secret realm hidden deep in the heart of London.
In the ruins of a future America, 15 year old Ice Cream Star and her nomadic tribe live off of the detritus of a crumbled civilization. Theirs is a world of children; before reaching the age of twenty, they all die of a mysterious disease they call Posies - a plague that has killed for generations. When her brother begins showing signs of the disease, Ice Cream Star sets off on a bold journey to find a rumoured cure. Led by a stranger, a captured prisoner named Pasha who becomes her devoted protector and friend, Ice Cream Star plunges into the unknown, risking her freedom and ultimately her life.
The Zang, an elder race of the galaxy, practice a most unusual art form: they bonsai star systems. Lt. Lord Thomas Kinago and his personal assistant Parsons come to see the Zang destroy a moon to enhance the beauty of a star system. Then Kinago learns that the human homeworld, Earth, lies within the Zang sphere of influence, and is in danger of being bonsai-ed away.
Ten years have passed since the disappearence of Lucien. His young protege, the swordsman Dino, is struggling to live up to Lucien's legacy. Sworn to protect the silent queen Anea as she struggles to bring a new democracy to Demesne, Dino finds himself drawn into a deadly game of political intrigue as the aristocratic families of Landfall conspire to protect their privilege. Dino is anguished to discover that in order to fulfil his vow he must become both spy and assassion. And all the while the dark secret at the heart of Demesne is growing towards fulfilment.
Painstakingly compiled under the aegis of the Unseen University's Department of Cruel and Unusual Geography, the Discworld Atlas is a glorious travellers' guide to the marvellous world created by Sir Terry Pratchett. Accompanied by lavish full-colour illustrations and a detailed world map.
The sole surviving developer of Democracy's defense against the Traanskei Coalition's Q Bomb, Edgar Nmumba, has been kidnapped by the Coalition. Only Nmumba can duplicate the work fast enough to prevent the loss of another dozen populated planets. Nathan Pretorius and his team of Dead Enders will require all their skills and cunning to rescue him, sane and in one piece, from the Coalition's best-hidden and best-guarded prison, somewhere in the Antares sector.
Called in to investigate a triple murder in a quiet part of town, Private Kaylin Neya and her companions are soon embroiled in a case that is anything but routine. Evidence of the deadly Shadows that still threaten the city leads to hints of ancient, forgotten magics...and everything can be traced directly to Ravellon, the heart of the Shadows and the darkness they contain. But it is there that Lord Nightshade will be found - if he still survives.
A collection of stories. Geralt is a witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary murderer. His targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent.
Having learned the identity of her father's assassin, Adare flees the Dawn Palace. Few trust her, but when she is believed to be touched by Intarra, patron goddess of the empire, the people rally to help her retake the capital city. Unknown to Adare, her brother Valyn, a renegade member of the empire's most elite fighting force, has allied with the invading nomads. The terrible choices each of them has made may make war between them inevitable.
How much do we need to change to meet tomorrow and live in the future? Authors contributing include Gregory Benford, James S.A. Corey, Aliette de Bodard, Kameron Hurley, Simon Ings, Madeline Ashby, John Barnes, Gwyneth Jones, Nancy Kress, Yoon Ha Lee, Ian McDonald, Ramez Naam, An Owomoyela, Benjanun Sriduangkaew, Bruce Sterling and Sean Williams.
The Vigil, a group devoted to concealing the paranormal from humanity, has decided Cal has stepped out of the shadows once too often, and death is the only sentence. They plan to send a supernatural assassin the past to take down the younger, less lethal Cal. But things change when the Vigil makes one last attempt on Caliban's life in the present and end up destroying everyone and everything he cares about. Now, Cal has to save himself, warn those closest to him, and kill every Vigil bastard who stole his world. But if he fails, he and everyone in his life will be history.
Berenice, formerly the legendary spymaster of New France, mastermind behind her nation's attempts to undermine the Dutch Hegemony - has been banished from her homeland and captured by the Clockmakers Guild's draconian secret police force. Meanwhile, Captain Hugo Longchamp is faced with rallying the beleaguered and untested defenders of Marseilles-in-the-West for the inevitable onslaught from the Brasswork Throne and its army of mechanical soldiers.
Evil forces are growing in strength all around the conflict, and Shiva's own philosopher-guides have betrayed his unquestioning faith by accepting aid from the dark side. Even the idyllic empire of Meluha hides a terrible secret. Accompanied by his troop of warriors, Shiva travels East to the land of Branga in hopes of discovering clues as to the whereabouts of the Naga people. The journey concludes in the Naga capital of Panchavati, where a surprise awaits him that will change the balance of power...
A mansion fire claims the life of Democratic Presidential candidate Franklin Roosevelt and so the party turns to Congressman Joe Steele. Achieving a landslide victory, President Steele wastes no time pushing through Congress reforms that put citizens back to work. His critics may believe the government is gaining too much control, but they tend to find themselves in work camps if they make too much noise about it. And most people welcome strong leadership, full employment, and an absence of complaining from the newspapers - especially as Hitler and Trotsky begin the kind of posturing that seems sure to drag America into war.
20 years after the venomous parasitic wasps known as thieves staged a massive, apocalyptic attack on the human race, a few survivors remain. The colony called Refugia is home to a population of 281, including scientists, a pilot, and a tough young woman named Kait. In the African wilderness, there's Aisha Rose, nearly feral. And in the ruins of New York City, there's a mysterious, powerful boy, a skilled hunter, isolated and living by his wits. They will learn that they are not the only humans left on earth. Not by a long shot. But they may be the only ones left who are not under the thieves' control...
As the Bottom Dwellers' blood magic eats away at the world, those Above realize their only possible defense lies in the heretical secrets of contramagic. Loyal priests must decide whether to protect the Church, or risk its destruction in pursuit of the truth. Only the Dragon Brigade can prevent an endless dark age. Their epic battle will test the mettle of those thrown into the breach, and determine the fate of this world.
Finnegan has been diagnosed as a Positive, a potential zombie. He is sent to a special facility for Positives, segregated from the regular population for everyone's safety, where he must wait out the two year incubation period. But the military caravan is attacked, and Finn is separated and alone. This leads to an epic journey across an America transformed, populated with heroes, villains, and madmen. And though the zombies are everywhere, Finn discovers that the real danger may be his fellow humans.
Before Arthur Wallace can say, But didn't I save the world yesterday? a new co-director at MI37 is threatening his job, middle-aged Russian cyborg wizards are threatening his life, and his coworkers are threatening his sanity. As he struggles to unravel a plot to re-enact the Chernobyl disaster in England's capital, he must not only battle foreign occult science but also struggle to keep the trust of his team.
4 billion BCE: The Jagaroth, the most powerful, vicious, and visually unappealing race in the universe disappears from existence. Few are sad to see them go. 1505 CE: Leonardo da Vinci is rudely interrupted while gilding the lily by a most annoying military man by the name of Captain Tancredi. 1979 CE: Despite his best efforts not to end up in exactly the right place at exactly the wrong time, the Doctor, his companion Romana, and his cybernetic dog, K-9, arrive for a vacation in Paris only to discover that they have landed in a year in which the fabric of time has begun to crack.
Located somewhere in the great American Southwest, Night Vale is a small town where ghosts, angels, aliens, and government conspiracies are all commonplace parts of everyday life. 19 year old pawn shop owner Jackie Fierro is given a paper marked "KING CITY" by a mysterious stranger. PTA treasurer Diane Crayton's moody shapeshifting son Josh is showing stronger and stronger interest in his estranged father, leading to a disaster Diane can see coming, even as she is helpless to prevent it. King City holds the key -- but where is it?
In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds...and remembers.
Salvager Mirian Raas uses magic to dive for sunken ships off the coast of tropical Sargava. When her father dies, Mirian has to take over his last job: a dangerous expedition into deep jungle pools, helping a tribe of lizardfolk reclaim the lost treasures of their people.
When Predator spacecraft begin entering human space in alarming numbers, headed toward Earth, the Colonial Marines assume it's an invasion and launch a full military response. Then when they discover the presence of Xenomorphs, they realize the threat is more catastrophic than anything they could have imagined!
The first two new era STAR WARS novels, NEW DAWN and TARKIN, in one volume.
On orders from Starfleet, Titan sets out to work with an alien species known as the Dinac, who are taking their first steps into the galaxy at large as a newly warp-capable civilization. But when disaster befalls the Dinac, the Titan crew discovers they have unknowingly drawn the attention of a deadly, merciless enemy - a nightmare from Riker's past lurking in the darkness.
Bornstellar Makes Eternal Lasting is a young rebellious Forerunner. He is obsessed with lost treasures of the past. His reckless passion to seek out the marvelous artifacts left behind by the Precursors - long-vanished superbeings of unknowable power and intent - forces his father's hand. But on a Lifeworker's experimental planet, Bornstellar's rebellious course crosses the paths of two humans, and the long-life line of a great military leader...forever changing Bornstellar's destiny...and the fate of the entire galaxy.
Reissued for the TV mini-series. Space ships have suddenly appeared in the skies above every city on the planet. Inside is an intellectually, technologically, and militarily superior alien race known as the Overlords. At first, their demands seem benevolent: unify Earth, eliminate poverty, end war. But at what cost? To those who resist, it's clear that the Overlords have an agenda of their own. Has their arrival marked the end of humankind...or the beginning?
Hordes of parasite-infected humans riot against the increasingly powerless authorities as vast fungal blooms destroy crops and terrifying beasts stalk city streets. Miller and the men and women of COBALT are pressed into service to fight the onslaught, but they have no idea how cut-throat their corporate masters can be...
A companion novel inspired by the hotly anticipated videogame "Star Wars: Battlefront", following a squad of soldiers caught in the trenches of the ultimate galactic war between good and evil.
This deluxe art book chronicles the creative art of the worlds, vehicles, and characters of "Halo 5: Guardians," with exclusive details behind the creation of returning characters, such as the Arbiter and the Master Chief himself. Complete with commentary from 343 Industries.
This Horus Heresy anthology contains eighteen short stories by authors such as Graham McNeill, Aaron Dembski-Bowden, Nick Kyme and many more. Also, Chris Wraight's acclaimed novella 'Brotherhood of the Storm' delves into the nature of the elusive White Scars Legion, and their questionable sense of duty to the Emperor.
After a large, unidentified vessel arrives in orbit and launches a seemingly unprovoked orbital bombardment, the U.S.S. Endeavour responds to the colony's distress call. As they attempt to render assistance and investigate the mysterious ship, Captain Atish Khatami and her crew begin to unlock the astonishing secrets the planet has harboured for centuries.
London, 1862: the discovery of a body in the excavations for the underground railway sparks the beginning of the latest deadly chapter in the centuries-old battle between the Assassins and Templars. Deep undercover is an Assassin with dark secrets and a mission to defeat the Templar stranglehold on the nation's capital. Soon the Brotherhood will know him as Henry Green, mentor to Jacob and Evie Frye. For now, he is simply the Ghost.
2255. A young Spock is science officer on the Enterprise under the command of Captain Christopher Pike, when an outbreak of deadly Rigelian fever threatens the crew. Treatment requires a rare mineral substance from a remote alien colony near the Klingon border. But Pike will need to tread carefully in order to avoid provoking an armed conflict with the Klingons - or starting an all-out war.
Luke and R2-D2 swap their X-wing for a sleek space yacht piloted by brash recruit Nakari Kelen, daughter of a biotech mogul, who has got a score of her own to settle with the Empire. Challenged by ruthless Imperial bodyguards, death-dealing enemy battleships, merciless bounty hunters, and monstrous brain-eating parasites, Luke plunges head-on into a high-stakes espionage operation that will push his abilities as a Rebel fighter and would-be Jedi to the limit.
Larsa is a dhampir-half vampire, half human. In the gritty streets and haunted moors of gothic Ustalav, she's an agent for the royal spymaster, keeping peace between the capital's secret vampire population and its huddled human masses. Yet when a noblewoman's entire house is massacred by vampiric invaders, Larsa is drawn into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse that will reveal far more about her own heritage than she ever wanted to know.