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.
28 SF/Fantasy stories featuring Sherlock Holmes from such authors as Stephen King, Anne Perry, Anthony Burgess, Neil Gaiman, Naomi Novik, Stephen Baxter, Tanith Lee, Michael Moorcock, and many more.
Avery is an exceptional child. Everything he does is precise, from the way he washes his face in the morning, to the way he completes his homework. Zib is also exceptional, but nothing Zib does can possibly be predicted, except for the fact that she can always be relied upon to be unpredictable. They live on the same street. They live in different worlds. On an unplanned detour from home to school one morning, Avery and Zib find themselves climbing over a stone wall into the Up and Under.
High school dropout Alex is, at age 20, the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. But at her hospital bed, she is offered a second chance: to attend Yale on a full ride. What's the catch, and why her? She arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale's secret societies. She doesn't yet realize that their occult activities are more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive. They tamper with forbidden magic. They raise the dead. And, sometimes, they prey on the living.
Doctor Jens' workday begins when she jumps out of perfectly good space ships and continues with developing treatments for sick alien species she's never seen before. But Dr. Jens is about to discover an astonishing mystery: two ships, one ancient and one new, locked in a deadly embrace. The crew is suffering from an unknown ailment and the shipmind is trapped in an inadequate body, much of her memory pared away.
A series of brutal murders has the homicide division of San Francisco's Hub 9 working overtime. But as the bodies mount, they begin to question whether the attacks are random or somehow connected. They soon discover a volatile new drug-tech experience, involving black market neural implants, has hit the streets, causing the epidemic of violence and missing persons. Salvi must go deep undercover in the seedy Sensation club scene to found out who is behind it.
Hiram Woolley is a cunning man, a person who is master of the lore necessary to defend you against witches, and against other evil powers. He is also a widower and a beet farmer, who learned his occult lore from his Grandma Hettie. In the 1930s, with the western United States sunk in deep depression, Hiram finds demons, curses, sorcerers, and unatoned wrongs. Bags of groceries and carpentry won't be enough - to truly help the poor, Hiram will have to turn to Grandma Hettie's magic.
1933. After the FBI covers up a violent murder, Elias Roche, former New York police officer turned Mafia enforcer, and his robot partner, Allen, must root out those responsible before the situation sparks a war in the city streets.
Single mother Kate Reese and her 7 year old son Christopher flee an abusive relationship to settle in the tight-knit community of Mill Grove. Then Christopher vanishes for six days. He emerges from the woods at the edge of town, with a voice in his head only he can hear, with a mission only he can complete. Build a tree house in the woods by Christmas, or his mother and everyone in the town will never be the same again.
Novella. 1915. All across the nation the Ku Klux Klan rides, spreading fear and violence among the vulnerable, planning to bring Hell to Earth. Standing in their way is Maryse Boudreaux and her fellow resistance fighters, a foul-mouthed sharpshooter and a Harlem Hellfighter. Armed with blade, bullet, and bomb, they hunt their hunters and send the Klan's demons straight to Hell. But something awful is brewing in Macon, and the war on Hell is about to heat up.
[BC author]. Supported by the ship's misfit crew, Subcommander Liam Blackwood and Quartermaster Amelia Virtue go undercover, following leads that take them deep into the pirate network. Meanwhile, empowered by imperial decree, an old enemy is murdering noble families and taking their property - an enemy that has a personal grudge against Daring and her crew. And now he is on his way across the galaxy to exact revenge.
18 short stories.
A new collection of Correia's stories.
In Tananen, mage scribes learn to write the words of the Death Goddess as intentions, spells to make beasts or plants, designed to any purpose. If an intention is flawed, what the mage creates is a gossamer: a magical creature as wild and free as it is costly for the mage. Each successful intention ages a mage. Now the greatest mage in Tananen vows to find and destroy the Goddess, not understanding that she is all that protects Tananen from what waits outside.
This anthology gathers together sixteen stories, including new and exclusive work from writers such as N. K. Jemisin, Ted Chiang, Cory Doctorow, Ann Leckie, Ken Liu and Charlie Jane Anders and more.
In her day job as a counterterrorism wizard for an transnational cybersecurity firm, Masha Maximow made the hacks that allowed repressive regimes to spy on dissidents, and manipulate their every move. But sometimes, just for fun, and to piss off her masters, she used her skills to help those same troublemakers evade detection, if their cause was just. But when the hacks and exploits she's devised are directed at her friends and family - including boy wonder Marcus Yallow, her old crush and archrival, and his entourage of naive idealists - Masha realizes she has to choose.
England, 2022. There are 1.2 million human-size rabbits living in the UK. They can walk, talk, drive cars, and they like to read Voltaire, the result of an Inexplicable Anthropomorphizing Event fifty-five years before. A family of rabbits is about to move into Much Hemlock, a cozy little village in Middle England where the villagers do not like rabbits, with their propensity to burrow and breed, and their shameless levels of veganism.
The United States of Europe sends an embassy to Ming China hoping to open trade. But the Ming dynasty is on the verge of collapse and China's rulers are suspicious of foreigners. The mission experiences one setback after another, but they gain an important ally in Zheng Zhilong, a former pirate now an admiral for the Ming navy and the head of an extremely wealthy Fujian province trading family.
In the wake of a highly contagious virus, wealthy participants in the "companionship" program choose to upload their consciousness before dying, so they can stay in the custody of their families. The less fortunate are rented out to strangers upon their death, but all companions become the intellectual property of Metis Corporation. 16 year old Lilac is one of the less fortunate, leased to a family of strangers. But when she realizes she's able to defy commands, she throws off the shackles of servitude and runs away, searching for the woman who killed her.
Fetching is the leader of her own hoof, a band of loyal half orcs sworn to her command. She battles desperately to stave off famine, desertion, and the scorn of the other half-orc chieftains, even as orcs and humans alike threaten the Lots' very existence. Then an old enemy finds a way to strike at her from beyond the grave - and suddenly only one, faint hope for salvation remains.
Nearly 50 short stories along with excerpts from each of his five novels for adults, as selected by his fans.
When ViGen Pharmaceuticals asks Jeremiah to be part of an illegal cloning experiment, he sees it as a break from an existence he feels disconnected from. No one will know he's been replaced - not the son who ignores him, not his increasingly distant wife - since a revolutionary drug called Meld can transfer his consciousness and memories to his copy. From a luxurious apartment, he watches the clone navigate his day-to-day life - and then watches in horror as "his" life spirals out of control.
A selection of the year's best in dark fantasy and horror, from 25 authors, in over 400 pages.
The Library of the Unwritten in Hell was saved from total devastation, but hundreds of potential books were destroyed. Former librarian Claire and Brevity the muse feel the loss of those stories, and are trying to adjust to their new roles within the Arcane Wing and Library, respectively. But when the remains of those books begin to leak a strange ink, Claire realizes that the Library has kept secrets from Hell - and from its own librarians.
When Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library, she has a chance to make things right. The books in the Midnight Library enable Nora to live as if she had done things differently. With the help of an old friend, she can now undo every one of her regrets as she tries to work out her perfect life. But things aren't always what she imagined they'd be, and soon her choices place the library and herself in extreme danger.
Movie tie-in edition. Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery, so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell.
After Lee, a first year at Smith, is raped by an Amherst frat boy, she's quickly disillusioned by her lack of recourse. Then she is selected for an exclusive seminar on Gender, Power, and Witchcraft. With her classmates she creates a coven and is tasked by their aloof Professor with covertly retrieving a grimoire that an Amherst fraternity has gotten their hands on.
1893. When the Eastwood sisters join the suffragists of New Salem, they begin to pursue the forgotten words and ways that might turn the women's movement into the witch's movement. Stalked by shadows and sickness, hunted by forces who will not suffer a witch to vote - and perhaps not even to live - the sisters will need to delve into the oldest magics, draw new alliances, and heal the bond between them if they want to survive.
What if the war that might have been, had it happened, were not the war it wasn't, having not happened? Alternate history stories of the third world war from David Drake, Brad R. Torgersen, Mike Resnick, Sarah A. Hoyt, and many more!
Daryck and a band of warriors seek revenge against the Bone Giants for the loved ones they've lost. Hanima's ability to speak to fantastical animals has become a threat to the powers-that-be, and she becomes the leader of a movement against them. Koesha is the captain of an all-female crew on a perilous voyage seeking her lost sister and a path around the globe. But what lies beyond the edges of the map is far more dangerous than storms and sea monsters.
The story of how Duke Leto discovered a grand plot to betray the Imperium, and how he rose to prominence in the eyes of the Emperor. Surrounded by conspirators and would-be assassins, Leto Atreides will put his life, and the lives of his family, on the line for the sake of duty. This is the first book in a new prequel trilogy.
For the first time ever, The Silo Saga boxed set brings together all of the work in Hugh Howey's ground-breaking, best-selling, acclaimed series, including the individual novels Wool, Shift, andDust, as well as original essays by the author, and a bonus chapbook of short fiction, Sil 0 Stories.
Rosa, also known as Red Riding Hood, is done with wolves and woods. Hou Yi the Archer is tired, and knows she's past her prime. They would both rather just be retired, but that's not what the world has ready for them. When deadly sunbirds begin to ravage the countryside, threatening everything they've both grown to love, the two must join forces.
Math-genius mercenary Cas Russell is responsible for the recent outbreak of violence in the world's cities - she's the one who crushed the organization of telepaths keeping the world's worst offenders under control. And her own power has a hidden history that creeps into her mind and fractures her sanity - just when she finds herself on the hit list of every crime lord on the West Coast. And her best, her only, sociopathic friend.
Turner Falls, a small tourist town nestled in the hills of western Oregon, becomes the epicenter of an epidemic of violence as the teenaged children of several executives from the local biotech firm become ill and aggressively murderous. Suddenly the town is on edge, and Lucy and her friends must do everything it takes just to fight through the night.
If Arian, Sinnia and the Council of Hira can uncover the secrets of an ancient magic weapon known as the Bladebone, they can defeat the One-Eyed Preacher and crush his cruel regime. Unexpected help appears, but is the Khanum of Black Aura a friend or foe? Arian may discover the answer too late.
Ellison Nicodemo has seen and done terrible things. She thought her only remaining quest was for oblivion. Then the Signalman comes calling. He wants to learn if she can stop the latest apocalypse. Ellison, once a unique and valuable asset, can barely remember why she ever fought the good fight. Still, you don't say no to the Signalman, and the time has come to face her fears and the nightmare forces that almost destroyed her. Only Ellison can unleash the hound of Tindalos...
The Twisted Ones. Pray they are hungry. Kara finds the words in the mysterious bunker that she's discovered behind a hole in the wall of her uncle's house. Freshly divorced and living back at home, Kara now becomes obsessed with these cryptic words and starts exploring this peculiar area - only to discover that it holds portals to countless alternate realities.
A collection of ghost stories that have been overlooked by contemporary readers - including tales by celebrated authors such as Charles Dickens, Sir Walter Scott, Mark Twain, and Edith Wharton - presented with annotations by acclaimed horror anthologists Leslie S. Klinger and Lisa Morton.
John and Mary Watson and Nan Killian and Sarah Lyon-White travel to Dartmoor to track down a rumour of evil magic brewing there. While there they intend to look into the case of a poor cottager whose children went out on the moors to forage for something to eat and vanished without a trace. In fact, their tracks abruptly stopped "as if them Pharisees took'd 'em."
GIFTS, VOICES, and POWERS in a single volume.
A collection of stories from the author of THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM.
Following her brother's death and her mother's emotional breakdown, Laura now lives on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, in a lonely townhouse she shares with her old-world, strict, often querulous grandparents. The quiet, awkward teenager has been getting into trouble at home and has been expelled from her high school. Then a handsome swan boy with only one wing lands on her roof.
11th-century warrior Hexen Sabbath is plucked from death and certain damnation by a being claiming to be an angel of the Lord and dropped naked into contemporary Manhattan. He must track down and kill the living personifications of the Seven Deadly Sins before they bring about Armageddon. With time running out and his only ally a destitute art gallery owner, Sabbath must fight his way through New York's elite and challenge the world's most powerful man.
In a research hangar in Virginia, a Unit 51 team studies an ancient but long-dormant virus that can transform human physiology - and turn it into something else. In the Amazon rainforest, a newly evolving life form known as Subject Z acquires the ability to think conceptually, build elaborate traps, create new carriers - and spawn a new race. In Mexico and Turkey, the men and women of Unit 51 race to uncover a global link between the mutations: a connection as ancient as the oldest tombs on earth - and as alien and unknowable as the universe itself.
1992: Beth, a teenage riot grrl, witnesses a murder and realizes something is deeply wrong with her life - maybe it's her best friend, maybe it's her dad, or maybe it's the strange woman who keeps trying to warn her about what's coming. 2022: Tess, a time-traveling geologist, journeys to different eras for her research, while secretly hoping to correct a mistake from her past that haunts her still. Their lives become mysteriously intertwined as war breaks out across the timeline.
Liliath's single-minded quest to unite with Palleniel, the archangel of Ystara, leads her to four young people. Simeon is a doctor-in-training, Henri a fortune hunter, Agnez a musketeer, and Dorotea an icon-maker and scholar of angelic magic. The four feel a strange kinship from the moment they meet but none know just how Liliath plans to use them, as mere pawns in her plan, no matter the cost to everyone else.
In a slightly alternate London in 1983, Susan Arkshaw is looking for her father, a man she has never met. Merlin is a young left-handed bookseller (one of the fighting ones), who with the right-handed booksellers (the intellectual ones), are an extended family of magical beings who police the mythic and legendary Old World when it intrudes on the modern world, in addition to running several bookshops. He and his sister, the right-handed bookseller Vivien, have a quest of their own that strangely overlaps with Susan's.
Galadriel, "El", is a student at the Scholomance, a dangerous school for sorcery. She is not well-liked: her classmates believe her evil and destructive. And in order to graduate, an exercise most do not survive, she must run a gamut of monsters. But the main problem is that she has caught the attention of co-student Orion Lake, a monster-slayer, who starts slaying all the monsters who attack her, denying her the chance to prove herself.
Beatrice Clayborn practices magic in secret and dreams of becoming a Magus - but her family is in severe debt, and only she can save them, by securing an advantageous match before their creditors come calling. Then, in a stroke of luck, Beatrice finds a grimoire that contains the key to becoming a Magus, but before she can purchase it, a rival sorceress swindles the book right out of her hands. Beatrice summons a spirit to help her get it back, but her new ally exacts a price: Beatrice's first kiss - with her adversary's brother, the handsome, compassionate, and fabulously wealthy Ianthe Lavan.
The world-changing events of The Amber Spyglass are behind them, and Lyra and Pan find themselves utterly changed as well. In Serpentine, they journey to the far North once more, hoping to ask the Consul of Witches a most urgent question.
Prefect Tom Dreyfus, a law enforcement officer with the Panoply whose beat is the Glitter Band, the vast swirl of space habitats that orbit Yellowstone, the hub of the human interstellar empire. His current case has him investigating a murderous attack against one of the habitats that left nine hundred people dead. But his investigation uncovers something far more serious than mass slaughter - a covert plot by an enigmatic entity who seeks nothing less than total control of the Glitter Band.
This year, in the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice coincides with a solar eclipse, an event condemned by the Sun Priest as an unbalancing of the world. Meanwhile, a ship launches from a distant city bound for Tova and set to arrive on the solstice. The captain of the ship, Xiala, is a disgraced Teek whose song can calm the waters around her as easily as it can warp a man's mind. Her ship carries one passenger. Described as harmless, the passenger, Serapio, is a young man, blind, scarred, and cloaked in destiny.
Strengthened by the bond she shares with her fellow warrior, Duncan, Fallon has already succeeded in rescuing countless shifters and elves and ordinary humans. Now she must help them heal - and rediscover the light and faith within themselves. For although from the time of her birth, she has been the One, she is still only one. And as she faces down an old nemesis, sets her sights on the enemy's stronghold, and pursues her destiny - to finally restore the mystical shield that once protected them all - she will need an army behind her...
Established in 2025, the purpose of the new organization was simple: to advocate for the world's future generations and to protect all living creatures, present and future. It soon became known as the Ministry for the Future. And this is its story, a vision of climate change, told entirely through fictional eye-witness accounts.
The Dragon Emperor's Wolves are executioners, the smallest group to serve in the Halls of Law. When an interrogation uncovers the connections to a two-decade-old series of murders of the Tha'alani, the Wolves are commanded to hunt. New recruit Severn Handred's first job will be joining the chase. From the High Halls to the Tha'alani quarter, from the Oracles to the Emperor, secrets are uncovered, tensions are raised and justice just might be done...if Severn can survive.
France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever - and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world. But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.
Daniel Rove, a powerful businessman, dreams of a future under his control. Aided by a mysterious intelligence from a long-dead world, he recruits allies from a parallel Earth, seething with ambitious, hostile life. The walls between the worlds are collapsing. Every door between us and the original version of Earth, Eden, is slamming open. And anything might come through.
The soulless Plague People have returned. Their pale-walled camps obliterate villages, just as the terror they bring with them destroys minds. In their wake, nothing is left of the true people: not their places, not their ways. The Plague People will remake the world as though they had never been. The end is at hand for everything the true people know.
In celebration of its 40th anniversary, this new edition features 18 stunning paintings from critically acclaimed Tolkien artists, Alan Lee, John Howe & Ted Nasmith, which reveal the three Ages of Middle-earth like never before.
Huddled in the sea off the coast of Ireland is a fourth Aran Island, a secret island peopled by the lost, findable only in moments of despair. Whether drowned at sea, trampled by Cromwell's soldiers, or exiled for clinging to the dead, no outsiders reach the island without giving in to dark emotion.
In a demilitarized zone on the border of human space, long range spy satellites are mysteriously going quiet, and no one knows why. Captain Susan Kamala and her crew are dispatched to figure out what's going on and solve the problem. That problem, however, is a mysterious, bleeding edge alien ship that no human vessel could hope to match in open conflict.
When you dream, you visit the Maelstrom. Dream long enough and hard enough, and your dreams can break through into the living world. So can your nightmares. And who is there to catch the dreams and nightmares as they fall into reality? Meet the Shadow Watch. Pray you never need them...
Agent Raibert Kaminski and the crew of the Transtemporal Vehicle Kleio have stumbled across a temporal implosion that has claimed two whole universes, and neither Raibert nor his crew can figure out what caused this calamity other than it had something to do with reckless time travel. It is decided that the timeline must be branched by preventing the Plague of Justinian, one of the worst pandemics in human history.
A young transgender doctor called Ry is falling in love with Victor Stein, a celebrated professor leading the public debate around AI and carrying out some experiments of his own in a vast underground network of tunnels. Meanwhile, Ron Lord, just divorced and living with his mum, is set to make his fortune launching a new generation of sex dolls for lonely men everywhere. Across the Atlantic, in Phoenix, Arizona, a cryogenics facility houses dozens of bodies of men and women who are medically and legally dead...but waiting to return to life.
Rubi Whiting works as a public defender to help troubled individuals with anti-social behavior. That's how she met Luciano Pox. Luce is a firebrand and has made a name for himself as a naysayer. But there's more to him than being a lightning rod for controversy. Rubi has to find out why the governments of the world want to bring Luce into custody, and why Luce is hellbent on stopping the recovery of the planet.
Over two hundred years after the first colonists landed on Pax, a new set of explorers arrives from Earth on what they claim is a temporary scientific mission. But the Earthlings misunderstand the nature of the Pax settlement and its real leader. Even as the alien Stevland attempts to protect his human tools, a more insidious enemy than the Earthlings makes itself known. Stevland is not the apex species on Pax.
In the west, the Heron King rides an explosive storm into war, crushing the mortal kingdoms in his path and bearing down on Sarah's Cahokia. To survive - and to gain the strength she needs to fight this impossible war - Sarah must unite the Moundbuilder kings to enact an ancient rite that will propel her beyond mortality.
Geryon Wynter, the brilliant Elizabethan mystic, has achieved resurrection and returned to present-day Rotherweird. But after the chaos of Election Day, how can a stranger from another time wrest control? And for what fell purpose is Wynter back? His dark conspiracy reaches its climax in this unique corner of England, where the study of history is forbidden and neither friend nor foe are quite what they seem.
All his best stories in one volume, each with a new introduction by editor and longtime Pournelle assistant John F. Carr, as well as essays and remembrances by Pournelle collaborators and admirers.
The best of the year.
There are changes in the air, both in Lychford and in the land of fairy. The magical protections previously employed by the town are gone, and the forces of darkness are closing in - both figuratively and literally. Can Autumn and Lizzie save their community, and... well, the world...? Exploding fairies, the architect of the universe and a celestial bureaucratic blunder bring the series to its conclusion.
Series conclusion. England is under attack. Chaos reigns. Northumbria, the last kingdom, is threatened by armies from all sides, by land and sea - and only one man stands in their way. Torn between loyalty and sworn oaths, the warrior king Lord Uhtred of Bebbanburg faces his greatest ever battle - and prepares for his ultimate fate...
Ex-star pilot currently named Dashford Pierce is struggling to find his identity in a changing universe. Then, a face from his past returns and makes him an offer he can't refuse. Take part in just one small, slightly illegal, heist, and not only will he have the means to start the new life he craves, but also save his childhood hero from certain death. What could go wrong?
As children David Young, Deacon Price, and Beth Harris survived a religious group's horrific last days at the isolated mountain Red Peak. Years later, after a fellow survivor commits suicide, they finally reunite and share their stories. But what really happened on that final night? The answers lie buried at Red Peak. But truth has a price, and escaping a second time may demand the ultimate sacrifice.
Rory Thorne and her crew - former royal bodyguards, Thorsdottir and Zhang, and co-conspirator Jaed - encounter an abandoned ship registered under a false name, seemingly fallen victim to attack. As they investigate, they find evidence of vicious technology and arithmancy, alien and far beyond known capabilities. The only answer to all the destruction is the mysterious, and unexpected, cargo: a rose plant. One that reveals itself to be sentient - and designed as a massive biological weapon.
Malachi Dakwaa has survived civil war but he's now mute, after his tongue was cut out. Then he gets an extraordinary job offer. In exchange for six months as a warden on a top-secret organ-farming project, Frasier Pharmaceuticals will graft a new tongue for him. Far out to sea, Malachi finds himself among warlords and mass murderers like the kind who ruined him.But are the prisoners as evil as Frasier says? Do they deserve their fate?
Commander Eddie Cantrell and his ally and friend Admiral Martin Tromp start it off with some nasty surprises for Spain, whose centuries long exploitation and rapine of the New World has run unchecked. Until now. The only oil Imperial Spain knows about is the crude pouring out of the Allies' pumps on Trinidad - which threatens its interests in both the New and the Old Worlds.
In 48 hours, the Earth will be hit by a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from the Sun, a "Carrington Event" that has the power to shut down and possibly destroy the world's electrical infrastructure. In order to avert permanent damage, everything goes dark prior to the hit. But will that be enough?
A new galactic civilization has been established, based on space stations clustered around natural transit points: the outworlds. One Variant race, the Guerans, has made it a personal mission to locate any surviving colonies and bring them back into the human fold. Each person at birth receives the brainware that allows direct mental communication with a computer network spanning the outworlds: the outernet. But with that technology comes great risk.
A selection of the best of the year.
Dr. Timothy Ryan, head of the military psychiatric unit at Grantham Barracks, is meeting a new patient, a woman known as "Prisoner Alpha." As she is being transferred, they are attacked by assassins, barely escaping with their lives. One shooter vanishes, leaving behind a dead companion unlike anyone Ryan has ever seen.But even more baffling is the puzzle of Alpha herself. She speaks in a strange tongue, and doodles in bars, dots, and little pictures like nothing Ryan has ever seen.
In a Europe on the verge of collapse, the Nazi organisation Ahnenerbe is collecting treasures with occult powers. Himmler has sent SS officers to search a forgotten sanctuary in the Himalayas, while he tries to track down a mysterious painting. Which ancient power do the Nazis believe they hold the key to? Meanwhile, in London, Churchill has discovered that the war against Germany will also be a spiritual one: their light must fight the occult if they are to win.
Humanity is struggling to hold out against a hostile takeover by an alien race that claims to be on a religious mission to bring all sentient life to its God at the End of Time. But while billions of cocooned humans fill the holds of the Olyix's deadly arkships, humankind is playing an even longer game than the aliens may have anticipated. Will a plan millennia in the making finally be enough to defeat this seemingly unstoppable enemy? And what secrets are the Olyix truly hiding in their most zealously protected stronghold?
Caiden's planet is destroyed. His family gone. And, his only hope for survival is a crew of misfit aliens and a mysterious ship that seems to have a soul and a universe of its own. Caiden vows to do anything it takes to get revenge on the slavers who murdered his people and took away his home. To destroy their regime, he must infiltrate and dismantle them from the inside, or die trying.
Lizbeth Rose is hired onto a new crew for a seemingly easy protection job, transporting a crate into Dixie, just about the last part of the former United States of America she wants to visit. But what seemed like a straight-forward job turns into a massacre as the crate is stolen. Up against a wall in Dixie, where social norms have stepped back into the last century, Lizbeth has to go undercover with an old friend to retrieve the crate as what's inside can spark a rebellion, if she can get it back in time.
Aiden Manchester has the somewhat useless psychic power that afflicts him with manifestations, balls of goo which materialise in midair while he sleeps. When he learns he was a 'Quiver Kid'; one of seven orphaned babies drafted for an illicit experiment at Tau Nine-One, he sets out to find the experimenters and his fellow victims. The search turns lethal when he's kidnapped by a maniacal Quiver Kid with a dark agenda.
A dead man, walking between the worlds, foresees the end of the gods. A survivor searching for a weapon releases a demon from fiery Muspelheim. A village is slaughtered by Christians, and revenge must be taken. The bonds between the gods and Midgard are weakening. It is up to Hilda, Ragnar, their tribesmen Einer and Finn, the chief's wife Siv and Tyra, her adopted daughter, to fight to save the old ways from dying out, and to save their gods in the process.
Math-genius mercenary Cas Russell has stopped a shadow organization from brainwashing the world and discovered her past was deliberately erased and her superhuman abilities deliberately created. And that's just the start. When a demolitions expert targets Cas and her friends, and the hidden conspiracy behind Cas's past starts to reappear, the past, present, and future collide in a race to save one of her dearest friends.
A never before published novel. Wulfgar, a leader of the Altaii people, must contend with twin queens, warlords, prophets and magic in hopes of protecting his people and securing their future. Elspeth, a visitor from another world, holds the answers, but first Wulfgar must learn to ask the right questions. But what if the knowledge that saves the Altaii will also destroy them?
16 year old Ileth is now an Apprentice Dragoneer - but her advancement becomes less certain after she's attacked by an unknown enemy. She begins to suspect that someone deadly may be hiding within the walls of the academy. And outside of the walls the Rari Pirates are strangling the Vale Republic. What they lack in dragon firepower, they make up for in the brutality of their ever-expanding raids, making hostages or slaves of the Republic's citizens.
Fang Runin returns to the southern provinces. While her new allies are sly and untrustworthy, she quickly realizes that the real power in Nikan lies with the millions of common people who thirst for vengeance and revere her as a goddess of salvation. But as her power and influence grows, though, will she be strong enough to resist the Phoenix's intoxicating voice urging her to burn the world and everything in it?
Sequel to NEOGENESIS. Exiled from Liad after bombing a city to save it from the Department of the Interior's infernal weapons and plans, Clan Korval has gone to ground on the back-water planet Surebleak. But the Department of the Interior is not done with Clan Korval yet. They seek a final fully reckoned revenge, with Surebleak and Korval's ships and people everywhere in the crosshairs.
Before the Arrest shut the nation's technology down, Sandy Duplessis was an LA screenwriter. His old college friend, the charismatic and malicious Peter Todbaum, had become one of the most powerful men in Hollywood. Now Sandy calls himself Journeyman and is in rural Maine assisting the butcher and delivering the food grown by his sister, Maddy, at her organic farm. But then Todbaum shows up in an extraordinary vehicle: a retrofitted tunnel-digger powered by a nuclear reactor.
All through the town of Pine Deep people are having their most precious memories stolen. The monster seems to target the lonely, the disenfranchised, the people who need memories to anchor them to this world. Something is out there. Something cruel and evil is feeding on the memories, erasing them from the hearts and minds of people like Patty and Monk and others.
For the young women of Lowell, Massachusetts, freedom means fair wages for fair work, decent room and board, and a chance to escape the cotton mills before lint stops up their lungs. When the Boston owners decide to raise the workers' rent, the girls go on strike, led by Judith Whittier. Fortunately Hannah, Judith's best friend in the boardinghouse - and maybe first love? - has a gift for the dying art of witchcraft.
Corruption and conspiracy have infected the city of Maradaine, from the top levels of power to the very depths beneath the city. Dayne Heldrin and Jerinne Fendall, elite warriors of the Tarian Order, have no idea how close they truly are to the center of the city's dark secrets. But when they learn that children are going missing, they know they must investigate further - no matter the cost.
In a brilliant and dangerous brain hacking experiment, Harv Leonel and Tara Mukherjee are thrust unprepared into ancestral memory, into an Antediluvian age, where all the ancient legends of knights and trolls and flood myths are true, where men and women struggled and yearned and innovated in a world of savage contrasts. Will their science be enough to save them?
Jonathan Bland is a Decider, empowered by the Emperor himself to deal with the inevitable crises of an empire. He died centuries ago, but they reactivate his recorded personality whenever a new threat appears. When the crisis is over, they expect he will meekly return to oblivion. He has other ideas.
Kit Brightling's ship is small, but she's fast - in part because of Kit's magical affinity to the sea. But the waters become perilous when the queen sends Kit on a special mission with a partner she never asked for. Rian Grant, Viscount Queenscliffe, may be a veteran of the Continental war, but Kit doesn't know him or his motives - and she's dealt with one too many members of the Beau Monde.
In this top-secret guide, intrepid explorers will receive a first-hand experience of the real city. If you've ever wondered where Unseen University students wet their whistles (while avoiding their teachers as they do the same), or pondered just what the Assassins' Guild constitutes a proper means of inhumation - there are standards to be upheld - then this is the book for you.
Captain Felix Duval and the crew of the Temerarious answer a distress call from a moon under attack and rescue a scientist, Thales, who's developing revolutionary technology to create new wormholes. Now, ordered to aid the scientist, the Temerarious is targeted by two rival black-ops teams intent on reacquiring Thales. Can Felix trust Thales? Or is this a conspiracy to tip the balance of power in the galaxy forever?
Once more intrigue is swirling around Lyra, now a 20-year-old undergraduate at St. Sophia's College. Her daemon Pantalaimon is witness to a brutal murder, and the dying man entrusts them with secrets that carry echoes from their past. They learn of a city haunted by daemons, of a desert said to hold the secret of Dust. And powerful forces are about to throw Lyra and Malcolm together into danger once again.
What the hell are you supposed to do about preventing hell-on-earth when you're fresh out of prison, a biker ex-con who can't even vote? But the man who bears the message of the end of days is not a stranger shouting on a street corner while hoisting a sign promising death and damnation. He is someone you've known since boyhood, someone you trust implicitly. Someone who has never, ever lied to you. He's Grandaddy.
Lead by the peerless general, Tzatzini, all that stands in the way of the God Emperor's grasp of power is Aoelyn, Talmadge, and their few remaining allies. But not all hope is lost. Far away from Fireach Speuer, an ancient tomb is uncovered by Brother Thaddeus of the Abellican Church. Within it is the power to stop the onslaught of coming empire and, possibly, reshape the very world itself.
Now, as new technological discoveries begin to change the face of the war, the enemy prepares a bold and dangerous operation. The arms race that follows will challenge the very core of the Radiant ideals, and potentially reveal the secrets of the ancient tower that was once the heart of their strength.
If you need something done, they're the best: a tough, resourceful mage, a lab-created genderless hacker and a cyborg with a big gun. But when they're hired by a virtual construct to destroy the other copies of himself, and the down payment is a new magical skill, Cloke knows this job is going to be a league harder than anything they've ever done.
When a thoughtless indiscretion finds Reinmar of Bielau caught in the crosshairs of a powerful noble family, he is forced to flee his home. But once he passes beyond the city walls, he finds that there are dangers ahead as well as behind. Pursued by dark forces both human and mystic, it'll take all his wits, his skill in healing, and his knowledge of magic to survive.
Halvor Cullen, a genetically-engineered and technology implanted ex-solider, knows he won't live long; vat soldiers are designed to die early. His friend Tyce tries to distract him with work salvaging crashed ships in the Edge. Then on a job, the crew finds a sphere that downloads an alien presence into their ship... Multiple clashes with the military force Hal and his crew to choose sides. The battle they fight will determine the fate of vats and natural-borns throughout the galaxy.
Upstate New York, 2017. Carly Kirk has never been able to let go of the story of her aunt Viv, who mysteriously disappeared from the Sun Down before she was born. She decides to move to Fell and visit the motel, where she quickly learns that nothing has changed since 1982. And she soon finds herself ensnared in the same mysteries that claimed her aunt.
1200 passengers have joined the booze-cruise between Sweden and Finland on the creaking old ship Baltic Charisma. It travels this same route, back and forth, every day of the year. But this trip is going to be different. In the middle of the night the ferry is cut off from the outside world. There is nowhere to escape. There is no way to contact the mainland. And no one knows who to trust...On the Baltic Sea, no one can hear you scream.
Wendy Deere is contracted by the government to bag and snag Imp - the cyberpunk head of a band calling themselves "The Lost Boys". Louche billionaire Rupert de Montfort Bigge has discovered that the sole surviving copy of the long-lost concordance to the one true Necronomicon is up for underground auction in London. He hires Imp's sister, Eve, to procure it by any means necessary, and in the process, he encounters Wendy Deere.
With her family reunited and a jump to Bronze Age Crete in the works, life is getting back to normal for Max. Well, normal for St Mary's. And then, following one fateful night at the Tower of London, everything Max thought she knew comes crashing down around her. Too late for plans. The worst has happened. And who can Max trust now?
Seven short stories from the Chronicles of St Mary's series, and one special guest tale from somewhere completely different.
Outlaw wizard Corcoran Gray is friendless, penniless and on the run from the tyrannical Mages' Guild - and with the search for his imprisoned grandfather looking hopeless, his situation can't get much worse. So when a fugitive drops into his lap - literally - and gets them both arrested, it's the last straw until Gray realises that runaway slave Brix could be the key to his grandfather's release.
A year has passed since an unlikely alliance saved the Tressian Republic from fire and darkness, at great cost. Thousands perished, and Viktor Akadra - the Republic's champion - has disappeared. While the ruling council struggles to mend old wounds, other factions sense opportunity. The insidious Parliament of Crows schemes in the shadows, while to the east the Hadari Emperor gathers his armies.
Nine months ago, in a controversial move, the robot government opened a series of preserves, designated areas where humans can choose to live without robot interference. Now the preserves face their first challenge: someone has been murdered. Chief of Police Jesse Laughton on the SoCar Preserve fears the factions that were opposed to the preserves will use the crime as evidence that the new system does not work.
Tau and his Queen, desperate to delay the impending attack on the capital by the indigenous people of Xidda, craft a dangerous plan. If Tau succeeds, the Queen will have the time she needs to assemble her forces and launch an all out assault on her own capital city, where her sister is being propped up as the 'true' Queen of the Omehi. If the city can be taken, if Tsiora can reclaim her throne, and if she can reunite her people then the Omehi have a chance to survive the onslaught.
The Amichai warriors are an unruly, never-to-be-tamed lot, especially their leader in waiting, Quinn. But when the War Monks declare support for Gemma's ruthless younger sister Beatrix, the immaturity of her key ally is the least of Gemma's problems. She has to get to the grand masters, dispel their grudge against her, and persuade them to fight for Keeley and justice.
12 year old orphan Nicholas Withybeck has been chosen by Elena, the Celtic goddess of crossroads, sorcery, and cemeteries. This allows him to recognize Little John, of Robin Locksley's band, as the Green Man. Then he learns that Little John's love has been kidnapped by Queen Mab of the Faeries. The door to the Faery mound will only open when the moons of the two realms align. That time is fast approaching. Nick must release Elena so that she can use sorcery to unlock that door, allowing Nick's band of friends to try to rescue the girl.
Dragons have returned to the Hundred Isles. But their return heralds only war and destruction. When a horde of dying slaves are discovered in the bowels of a ship, Shipwife Meas and the crew of the Tide Child find themselves drawn into a vicious plot that will leave them questioning their loyalities and fighting for their lives.
Illustrated. Once upon a time, there was a boy with a wicked tongue. Before Cardan was a cruel prince or a wicked king, he was a faerie child with a heart of stone.
Jude must risk venturing back into the treacherous Faerie Court, and confront her lingering feelings for Cardan, if she wishes to save her sister Taryn. But Elfhame is not as she left it. War is brewing. As Jude slips deep within enemy lines she becomes ensnared in the conflict's bloody politics. And, when a dormant yet powerful curse is unleashed, panic spreads throughout the land, forcing her to choose between her ambition and her humanity...
A revolution has swept through the islands of Hans Lollik and former slave Loren Jannik has been chosen to lead the survivors in a bid to free the islands forever. But the rebels are running out of food, weapons and options. And as the Fjern inch closer to reclaiming Hans Lollik with every battle, Loren is faced with a choice that could shift the course of the revolution in their favor-or doom it to failure.
Two short novels set in the RING OF FIRE universe, featuring down-timers attempting to deal with the impact of Grantville in their time.
In postapocalyptic San Francisco, former pop star Moira has created a new identity to finally escape her past - until her domineering father launches a sweeping public search to track her down. Desperate for a fresh start herself, jaded event planner Krista navigates the world on behalf of those too traumatized to go outside, determined to help everyone move on - even if they don't want to.
Alpha station receives news of an incoming ship with no identification. Ross and Fallon, crew members of the Galway, believe the ship belongs to Pell, which has an interest in the Rights of Man, another massive ship docked at Alpha. It is under the command of the Earth Company, but it is not quite ready, and its true purpose is shrouded in mystery.
Halliday has left behind more technology, technology that will erase the boundaries between OASIS and reality. Wade Watts and the High Five will face a new riddle and, once again, their nemesis, Nolan Sorrento.
Julie Shakleford is the Guardian of a powerful ancient artifact known as the Kamaresh Yar, and Brother Death wants it. In the wrong hands, it could destroy reality as we know it. Julie would die before giving it up. Then her infant son Ray goes missing, taken by Brother Death. The price for his safe return: the Kamaresh Yar.
Stratus wakes alone, with no memory of his past. All he knows is his name and that he is not human. Possessing immense strength, powerful sorcery and an insatiable hunger, he sets out across a world blighted by dark magic. Hunted by relentless enemies, Stratus must learn who - and what - he truly is, or risk plunging the world into ruin...
Admiral Trevor Gray has a new mission: follow the directives of the super-AI Konstantin and lead the star carrier America on a mission through time and space to determine if humanity can truly transcend into Singularity. Beyond the dangers of star travel, Gray must contend with politicians looking to end the influence of artificial intelligence on human decisions, a secret fleet out to destroy him, hostile aliens, and the vast, uncharted space full of clues but short on answers.
A historical fantasy saga based on the podcast Tumanbay. For Gregor, Master of the Palace Guard, the work of rooting out spies and traitors is never done. His brother, the great General Qulan, must quell a distant rebellion. Whilst Shajah, chief wife to the Sultan, is suspicious that her new maid Sarah is not who she claims to be. And a mysterious stranger arrives with a gift for the Sultan himself.
The crown princess has been assassinated, reigniting tensions between her native Khir and the great Zhaon empire. Now her lady-in-waiting, Komor Yala, is alone in a foreign court, a pawn for imperial schemes. To survive and avenge her princess, Yala will have to rely on unlikely allies-the sly Third Prince and the war-hardened general who sacked her homeland. But as the Emperor lies upon his deathbed, the palace is more dangerous than ever before-for there are six princes, and only one throne.
It all starts on the morning the letter D disappears from language. First, it vanishes from Dhikilo's parents' conversation at breakfast, then from the road signs outside and from her school dinners. Soon the local dentist and the neighbor's dalmatian are missing, and even the Donkey Derby has been called off.Though she doesn't know why, Dhikilo is summoned to the home of her old history teacher Professor Dodderfield and his faithful Labrador, Nelly Robinson. And this is where our story begins.
A car plows through the crowd at a July 4th parade. The driver climbs out, sick and stumbling, reaching out...and everyone he touches drops dead within seconds. In the aftermath of this terror, it's Mae Sinclair who possesses that killing touch. Fleeing into the mountains, Mae is struggling with her own grief, confusion, and the dawning realization that she will never be able to touch another human being again.
Taken captive by their enemies, King Grieve, along with Lila and Bannon, is about to discover the terrifying force that threatens to bring destruction to the Old World. The Norukai, barbarian raiders and slavers, have been gathering an immense fleet among the inhospitably rocky islands that make up their home. With numbers greater than anyone could have imagined, the Norukai are poised to launch their final and most deadly war.
Having survived the lethal Pendulum conspiracy, photographer John Wallace atones for his past mistakes. DI Patrick Bailey clings to the hope that he can, at last, return to a normal life in London. FBI investigator Christine Ash - alone and paranoid - hunts down the remaining members of the ruthless Foundation organization. But when masked assassins strike at the heart of the UK government, a shocking new threat emerges that forces all three to reunite.
2185. The starship Victoria will carry over 10,000 colonists to a new world outside the solar system. The colonists will build a new civilization, and the actions of a few individuals will become famous - and infamous - forever marking their new colony with the Founder Effect. Short stories contributed by Larry Correia, David Weber, Jody Lynn Nye and many more.
The deadly siege of Silasta woke the ancient spirits, and now the city-state must find its place in this new world of magic. But people and politics are always treacherous, and it will take all of Jovan and Kalina's skills as proofer and spy to save their country when witches and assassins turn their sights to domination.
[Local Author]. Many immortals are dead, and the rest are unprepared for what is coming. But there are three immortals, one from each land, who have become involved. One just wants to protect her child. One wants to learn everything he can about this new threat. And one wants revenge. And as all three come together, so do the forces arrayed against them...
Darien was once the Empire of Salt's greatest stronghold, but now the Feal Empire is determined to claim its magic and use it to take the throne. With nowhere else to turn, the twelve families enlist the help of the Sword Saint. Alongside five outcasts - a gambler, a hunter, a young thief, a sorceress and a battle-scarred warrior - the Sword Saint must travel into the very heart of the invading army.
Imprisoned and alone in a strange land, Davian is pitted against the remaining Venerate. As he desperately tries to keep them from undoing Asha's sacrifice, he struggles to come to terms with his own path and all he has learned about Caeden, the friend he chose to set free.
Life mage Anne has made a bond with a dangerous power and is going after everyone she's got a grudge against - and it's a long list. The Council's death squads are hunting Alex Verus as well as Anne, and the only way for Alex to stop them is to end his long war with Levistus and the Council, by whatever means necessary. It will take everything Alex has to stay a step ahead of the Council and stop Anne from letting the world burn.
Lionel Bigman is dead. Murdered by a robot. Guy Matthias, the philandering founder and CEO of the mega-corporation Beetle, insists it was human error. But was it? Either the predictive algorithms of Beetle's supposedly omniscient "lifechain" don't work, or, they've been hacked. Both scenarios are impossible to imagine and signal the end of Beetle's technotopia and life as we know it.
Anna May finds herself falling for a stonemason with such a talent for stonecarving that people come all the way from Memphis to commission statues and tombstones from him. But he's not content with his current skill - he wants to learn to carve stone so well it looks real. When the stonemason disappears on a quest to fulfill his ambition, it is up to Anna May to follow and find him, armed with the new abilities Aunt Jinny has taught her. To save the man she loves, Anna May must journey into the mountain - and confront the horrors that lurk in the darkness of the mine.
An anthology of stories featuring the Heralds of Valdemar.
Master Trader Shan yos'Galan is running out of options - and time. His quest to establish the all-important trade route puts him at odds with his lifemate, while doubting crew desert the ship. Without trade, Clan Korval will starve. He accepts the assistance of chancy allies and turns the Dutiful Passage toward a port only just emerging from Rostov's Dust and awash with strange energies.
From epic fantasy, post-apocalyptic America, to faerie-haunted rural fields in 18th-century England, to an intergalactic empire, join star-crossed lovers as they struggle against the forces of magic and fate. Contributors include Neil Gaiman, Diana Gabaldon, Jim Butcher, Robin Hobb, Peter S. Beagle, Jacqueline Carey, Carrie Vaughn, Yasmine Galenorn, Cecelia Holland, Tanith Lee and many more.
Corvus can't seem to leave his life as a soldier behind. Every planet in the system is vying to strip his razed home planet Titan of its remaining resources, and tensions are high. The Kaisers will need to discover the truth behind what happened on Gaia and Titan, or Corvus will be forced again to fight in an unwinnable war - and this time, all of Nova Vita is at stake.
Ronan Szepessy returns to his sleepy upstate home town, though it was no place for a restless gay photographer. He reconnects with two high school friends and becomes involved in a plan to confront the real estate developers who are changing the town's nature.But it turns out that the spirits undergirding this once-thriving industrial town have become enraged.
Thanks to a stunning flying performance and a harrowing shootout in the streets of Boston, Robert Canderelli Weekes becomes the first male allowed to join the US Sigilry Corps's Rescue and Evacuation service, an elite, all-woman team of flying medics. But as he deploys to France during the waning days of the Great War, Sigilwoman Third-Class Canderelli learns that carrying the injured from the front lines to the field hospital is not the grand adventure he imagined.
From his solitary buen retiro in the mountains, the last man on earth drives to the capital Chrysopolis to see if anyone else has survived the Vanishing. But there's no one else, living or dead, in that city of "holy plutocracy," with its fifty-six banks and as many churches. He'd left the metropolis to escape his fellow humans and their striving, but to find that the entire human race has evaporated in an instant is more than he had bargained for.
Trina FastHorse Goldberg-Oneka is a fifty-year-old trans woman whose life is irreversibly altered in the wake of a gentle - but nonetheless world-changing - invasion by an alien entity called the Seep. Trina's wife, Deeba begins to imagine what it might be like to be reborn as a baby, which will give her the chance at an even better life. Using Seeptech to make this dream a reality, Deeba moves on to a new existence, leaving Trina devastated.
Stepping up as the lead investigator for the Fae Investigation Bureau was not a career path grave witch Alex Craft ever anticipated taking. When an explosion at the Eternal Bloom threatens to upend the fae who make their home in our world, Alex finds herself in charge of the most far-reaching investigation she's ever tackled. And it's only her first week on the job.
Fallon Swift, approaching her thirteenth birthday, barely knows the world that existed before - the city where her parents lived, now in ruins and reclaimed by nature since the Doom sickened and killed billions. In a mysterious shelter in the forest, her training is about to begin under the guidance of Mallick, whose skills have been honed over centuries. She will learn the old ways of healing; study and spar; encounter faeries and elves and shifters; and find powers within herself she never imagined.
In the realm of Talamh, a teenage warrior named Keegan emerges from a lake holding a sword - representing both power and the terrifying responsibility to protect the Fey. In another realm known as Philadelphia, Breen Kelly uses an inheritance from her father to journey to Ireland, and arrives at a portal in Galway that takes her to a land of faeries and mermaids, to a man named Keegan...
A new collection of stand-alone stories featuring the return of two fan-favourite characters from the world of the critically acclaimed REDEMPTION'S BLADE and SALVATION'S FIRE novels.
For generations, the forests of Ixachipan have echoed with the clash of weapons, as nation after nation has fallen to the Empire of Songs - and to the unending, magical music that binds its people together. Now, only two free tribes remain. The Empire is not their only enemy. Monstrous, scaled predators lurk in rivers and streams, with a deadly music of their own. As battle looms, fighters on both sides must decide how far they will go for their beliefs and for the ones they love.
The AMBERGRIS trilogy, CITY OF SAINTS AND MADMEN, SHRIEK: AN AFTERWORD, and FINCH, in one volume.
The cleric Chih finds themself and their companions at the mercy of a band of fierce tigers who ache with hunger. To stay alive until the mammoths can save them, Chih must unwind the intricate, layered story of the tiger and her scholar lover - a woman of courage, intelligence, and beauty - and discover how truth can survive becoming history.
Ardor Benn finds himself poring through ancient texts, searching for answers to his deepest questions. He discovers something is coming. Something world-ending. Now, an old enemy is extorting him for one last job. Steal a live dragon. He doesn't know how, and he doesn't know why. But he's got a feeling that it's a job he has to take. Only problem is, Ard's running short on time and shorter on lies.
The Praxis, the empire of now extinct Shaa, has again fallen into civil war, with desperate and outnumbered humans battling several alien species for survival. Leading the human forces are star-crossed lovers Gareth Martinez and Caroline Sula, who must find a way to overcome their own thorny personal history to defeat the aliens and assure humanity's survival. While Martinez and Sula believe they have the talent and tactics to defeat an overwhelming enemy, what will prevent their fellow humans from destroying themselves?
Featuring all-new stories by Larry Correia, Michael Z. Williamson, Brad R. Torgersen, Mike Massa, Kacey Ezell, and more! The individualists of the Freehold of Grainne intend to make the UN pay for its invasion.
The long-awaited follow-up to VOYAGER: ARCHITECTS OF INFINITY. As the crew of the Full Circle fleet works to determine the fate of their lost ship, the Galen, a struggle for survival begins at the far edge of the galaxy. New revelations about Species 001, the race that built the biodomes that first drew the fleet to investigate planet DK-1116, force Admiral Kathryn Janeway to risk everything to learn the truth.
Three people from different walks of life in China must join forces against the typhoon of undead as chaos sweeps over Asia.
October 2559. It has been a year since the renegade artificial intelligence Cortana issued a galaxy-wide ultimatum, subjecting many worlds to martial law under the indomitable grip of her Forerunner weapons. Outside her view, the members of Blue Team assemble to penetrate the rubble-filled depths of CASTLE Base and recover top-secret assets locked away in Dr. Catherine Halsey's abandoned laboratory - assets which may prove to be humanity's last hope against Cortana.
"Fifteen years ago...you led us out of the darkness. You commanded the greatest rescue armada in history. Then...the unimaginable. What did that cost you? Your faith. Your faith in us. Your faith in yourself. Tell us, why did you leave Starfleet, Admiral?"
Forty years. Forty stories. More than forty authors have lent their unique vision to forty scenes, each retelling a different moment from the original Star Wars film, but with a twist. Every scene is told from the point of view of a background character.
The Resistance has been reborn. The spark of rebellion is rekindling across the galaxy. But although Rey and her fellow heroes are back in the fight, the war against the First Order, now led by Supreme Leader Kylo Ren, is far from over.
Kirk and the Enterprise are sent to the planet Vok to serve as impartial observers of its first free elections after years of oppressive military rule. Kirk confronts a tangled web of scandal, conspiracy, and assassination plots - with the stability of an entire sector at stake.
All-new stories spinning off from favourite Doctor Who moments across the history of the series. Learn what happened next, what went on before, and what occurred off-screen in an inventive selection of sequels, side-trips, foreshadowings and first-hand accounts - and look forward too, with a brand new adventure for the Thirteenth Doctor.
When three kids discover a mystery in an abandoned Minecraft server, they must unlock its cryptic riddles before the end of the summer and the server is scrapped.
Aspiring painter Alden Oakes is invited to join a mysterious art commune in Arkham: the New Colony. The celebrated Spanish surrealist Juan Hugo Balthazarr throws a string of decadent parties for Arkham's social elite, conjuring arcane illusions which blur the boundaries between nightmare and reality. Only slowly does Alden come to suspect that Balthazarr's mock rituals are intended to break through those walls and free what lies beyond.
A collection of new WARHAMMER: AGE OF SIGMAR stories, including Sacrosanct, a new novella from C. L. Werner.
The beginning of the end for the Horus Heresy. Terra now lies within the Warmaster's sights, the Throneworld and the seat of his father's rule. But the way to the Throne will be hard as the primarch Rogal Dorn, the Praetorian and protector of Terra, marshals the defences. First and foremost, Horus must challenge the might of the Sol System itself and the many fleets and bulwarks arrayed there.
Daidoji Shin, unrepentant wastrel with a taste for scandal and dice, coasts through his role as Crane Clan's trade envoy in the City of the Rich Frog. But when a case of poisoned rice threatens the brittle peace between the competing clans, the Imperial Governor drags Shin from his indolence and orders him to find the culprit.