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.
1999. The Mayor's sun-shade has created permanent darkness over Sunnydale, fully opening the Hellmouth once and for all. Now, in the newly christened Demondale, aspiring supervillains (and super nerds) Jonathan and Andrew attempt to hold their own in a town full of monsters, while 1100 years old vengeance demon Anya is just looking for something to give her life purpose again, spending her days working at an evil juice bar. But now a powerful new threat has appeared. She, of course, is Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Lewis Cayce and his small group of 1847-era artillerymen, infantrymen, and dragoons have made friends, helped build an army, and repulsed the first efforts of the blood-drenched Holy Dominion to wipe their new friends out. But the Dominion is determined to crush the heretics. If Lewis is to defeat this more numerous, more powerful enemy, he must launch his own attack.
Three prominent scientists in the Imperialate's captial have lost their lives to a serial killer--and notes at the scenes of the crimes lead to a connection to the Royalist political party. Major Bhaajan, former military officer turned private detective, is called back to Selei City to solve the crimes and is thrust into the Byzantine world of Imperial politics--a jigsaw world where none of the pieces seem to fit.
When the improbable road leaves Avery and Zib in the land of Air and at the mercy of the Queen of Swords, escape without becoming monsters may be impossible. But with the aid of the Queen's son, the unpredictable Jack Daw, they may emerge with enough of their humanity to someday make it home. Their journey is not yet over; the dangers are no less great.
10 years after choosing the wrong side in the Rim rebellion destroyed the career of space ship captain Jared Clement, he is offered a new chance to command a ship of incredible potential - humanity's first truly faster-than-light vessel. The destination: Trinity, a newly discovered star system where strange signs of possible space farers may lead to humanity's first alien encounter. Or to interstellar war.
One day in the mid-21st century, the sun goes out. Solar panels are useless, and the world begins to freeze. Earth begins to fall out of its orbit.The end is nigh. Someone has sent us a sign.
The Sturm, a group of "species purists" intent on destroying any human with genetic or cybernetic enhancements, returned from the far reaches of Dark Space to wage a war against humanity. A small group of reluctant heroes managed to beat back the invading force. Now left with the remains of a crippled civilization, they must work together to rebuild - and to stand guard, in case those weren't the only enemies hiding in the dark...
Six magicians were presented with the opportunity of a lifetime. Five are now members of the Society. Two paths lay before them. All must pick a side. Alliances will be tested, hearts will be broken, and the Society of Alexandrians will be revealed for what it is: a secret society with raw, world-changing power, headed by a man whose plans to change life as we know it are already under way.
The final frontier ain't so final in these 12 tales of space exploration and adventure. Elizabeth Moon, Alan Dean Foster, Jane Lindskold, and Wil McCarthy are some of the exciting yarn-spinners.
In one authoritative volume are two of his landmark story collections, plus 27 stellar, speculative, and strange tales from other collections, including 7 restored to print.
In a deluxe collector's boxed set, the ultimate Ray Bradbury edition, including three novels, three story collections, and thirty-three other stories and rarities. Includes LOA #347 (THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES, FAHRENHEIT 451, DANDELION WINE, SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES) and LOA #360 (THE ILLUSTRATED MAN and THE OCTOBER COUNTRY).
As the Black Keep Council prepares for war, journeying far to protect their lands and friends, the God-King and his sister try to keep Narida together in the face of betrayal while the Splinter King remains at large. The Golden and his hordes of raiders press their advantage and sweep across the land with unholy powers. Sacrifices will be made, and not everyone will make it back to Black Keep alive...
It's been two years since Auris escaped from the sinister Goblin prison and learned of her heritage as one of the Fae. She is now happily partnered with her Fae lover Harrow and deeply bonded with her new family. All seems to be going perfectly - until, surprisingly, the Goblin attacks begin again. Someone, it seems, has not forgotten that Auris exists and seems determined to retrieve her...but who? And why?
Centuries ago, beautiful young Ilsbeth Clark was accused of witchcraft after several children disappeared. Her acquittal did nothing to stop her fellow townsfolk from drowning her in the well where the missing children were last seen. When author and social media influencer Elena returns to the summer paradise of her youth to get her family's manor house ready to sell, the last thing she expected was connecting with - and feeling inspired to write about - Ilsbeth's infamous spirit.
An urban fantasy from Jim Butcher's son. Boston's magical underworld is governed by the elite Auditors. Grimshaw Griswald Grimsby flunked out of the Auditor training program. But when his former mentor, aka the most dangerous witch alive, is murdered down the street from where he works, Grimsby becomes the Auditors' number one suspect.
The long-awaited conclusion to both the ENDER series and the ENDER'S SHADOW series. The children of Ender and Bean attempt to solve the great problem of the Ender Universe - the deadly virus they call the descolada, which is incurable and will kill all of humanity if it were allowed to escape from Lusitania. There three sapient species live peacefully together. Is the only answer another great Xenocide?
When a bomb goes off at InTech HQ, everything changes for Tanta's corporation. She is tasked with getting to the bottom of the attack before violence and unrest overtake the city. But even though the evidence points towards rival corporation Thoughtfront, Tanta can't shake the feeling that she's missing something.
A collection of stories set from before, during, and after the events of THE CITY OF BRASS, THE KINGDOM OF COPPER, and THE EMPIRE OF GOLD.
Secret service agent Ethan Burke arrives in Wayward Pines, Idaho, looking for two missing federal agents. But within minutes of his arrival, Ethan is involved in a violent accident. He comes to in a hospital, with no ID, no cell phone, and no briefcase. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels...off. Soon he is facing a horrifying fact - he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive.
Welcome to Wayward Pines, population 461. Nestled amidst picture-perfect mountains, the idyllic town is a modern-day Eden...except for the electrified fence and razor wire, snipers scoping everything 24/7, and the relentless surveillance tracking each word and gesture. None of the residents know how they got here. They are told where to work, how to live, and who to marry. Some believe they are dead. Others think they're trapped in an unfathomable experiment. Everyone secretly dreams of leaving, but those who dare face a terrifying surprise.
Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrived in Wayward Pines, Idaho, three weeks ago. And now he has discovered the astonishing secret of what lies beyond the electrified fence that surrounds Wayward Pines and protects it from the terrifying world beyond. It is a secret that has the entire population completely under the control of a madman and his army of followers, a secret that is about to come storming through the fence to wipe out this last, fragile remnant of humanity.
Nellie Gardner is looking for a way out of an abusive marriage when she learns that her long-lost grandfather, August Redfern, has willed her his turpentine estate. She arrives in Georgia with her 11 year old son Max to find a decrepit farmhouse on a thousand acres of old pine forest. It takes her a while to notice the strange scratching in the walls, the faint whispering at night, how the forest is eerily quiet.
In 15th century Constantinople an orphan named Anna finds what might be the last copy of a centuries-old book, the story of Aethon, who longs to be turned into a bird so that he can fly to a utopian paradise in the sky. On a present day Idaho library shelf, as a play adaptation of Aethon's story is rehearsed, a bomb sits. And in a not-so-distant future, on the interstellar ship Argos, Konstance is alone in a vault, copying on scraps of sacking the story of Aethon, told to her by her father.
Young knight Pal is one of the most respected members of Lord Jon's Hall of Champions. Pal is also a Maker, one who can repair the tools the Ancients had left - sometimes. Moreover, he has learned to use his warrior dog's ability to predict motion better than any human could, an ability that has saved his skin and won the day more than once. Now, Pal will need all his talent to deal with the monsters the Waste throws at him - and to deal with his fellow humans.
In a near-future UK HellSans is a ubiquitous typeface, enforced by the government in all communications and in all public spaces. It is the ultimate control device. The majority of the population experience bliss when they see the typeface, but the allergic minority is persecuted and forced to live on the streets or in a ghetto on the outskirts of the capital.
Lieutenant Iari discovers a murder with an impossible suspect: a riev, one of the battle-mecha decommissioned after the end of the last conflict, repurposed for manual labor. Riev don't kill people. And yet, clearly, one has. Gaer, an ambassador from the Vakari, is also a spy. He isn't so sure the riev's behavior is just a malfunction, since the riev were created using an unstable mixture of alchemy and arithmancy.
Promoted and sent north to the tundra of Windscar, Iari leads a team of templars to investigate ancient, subterranean ruins. As they delve into the ruins, they find remnants of long-ago battles, bits of broken armor and mechas - which unexpectedly reanimate and attack. It seems there is still dangerous arithmancy in Windscar - but the source isn't who Iari expected, and they're far worse than the separatists.
Cora Sabino not only serves as the full time communication intermediary between the alien entity Ampersand and his government chaperones, but also shares a mysterious bond with him. Despite this, Ampersand is still keen on keeping secrets, even from her, which backfires on both of them when investigative journalist Kaveh Mazandarani witnesses far more of Ampersand's machinations than anyone was meant to see.
In an isolated chateau, as far north as north goes, the baron's doctor has died. The doctor's replacement has a mystery to solve: discovering how the Institute lost track of one of its many bodies. The Institute is here to help humanity, to cure and to cut, to cradle and protect the species from the apocalyptic horrors their ancestors unleashed. But in the frozen north, the Institute's body will discover a competitor for its rung at the top of the evolutionary ladder.
A legion of Malazan marines is on the march towards Silver Lake, responding to intelligence that indicates the tribes beyond the border are stirring. The marines aren't quite sure what they're going to be facing but, while the Malazan military has evolved and these are not the marines of old, one thing hasn't changed. They'll handle whatever comes at them. Or die trying. Meanwhile, in the high mountains, where dwell the tribes of the Teblor, a new warleader has risen.
The assassinated Shah Jahan lies entombed beside his beloved wife in the Taj Mahal, while their progeny drag the Mughal Empire into a three-sided struggle over the succession to the Peacock Throne. The diplomatic and trade mission from the United States of Europe is providing Princess Jahanara and her brother with technical assistance as the siblings prepare to fight their rivals for the throne.
As the fabric of Terra's defences fails and the will of those who stand on them cracks, Horus commands the Titans of the Legio Mortis to breach the walls. Against them stands the might of Mercury Wall and the strength of the Legio Ignatum. Ancient rivals, the god-engines of both Legions meet in battle, while within the walls a few desperate individuals seek a way to turn back the tide of the warp's malign influence.
Three years after Ashanti spaced for Solar System, Turalon reappears in the Donovanian sky. The Corporation has returned. But life on the planet has hardened Kalico Aguila and the scrappy inhabitants of Port Authority. Meanwhile, for Kylee Simonov and her bonded quetzal, Flute, there will be a final comeuppance. Because on Donovan, blood vendetta needs to be paid. And then she's going to town. After which, nothing will be the same.
When Elspeth meets a mysterious highwayman on the forest road, she joins a dangerous quest to cure Blunder from the dark magic infecting it. Except the highwayman just so happens to be the King's own nephew, Captain of the most dangerous men in Blunder...and guilty of high treason. He and Elspeth have until Solstice to gather twelve Providence Cards - the keys to the cure. But as the stakes heighten and their undeniable attraction intensifies, a monster is slowly, darkly, taking over her mind.
Huntsmen, according to the Church, were damned, their blood unclean, unholy. Yet for Rosemary and Aaron Harker the Church was less important than being ready to stand against the Uncanny as not being prepared could lead to being dead. The year is 1913, and things from the past still move in the shadows. Things inhuman, uncanny. And the Uncanny are no friend to humanity. But when Aaron and Rosemary Harker go to investigate the suspicious death of a distant relative, what they discover could turn their world upside down - and change the Huntsmen forever.
Jedi Zallah Macri and her Padawan, Kevmo Zink, arrive on a pastoral world looking for a link between a stolen Force artifact and a religious group called the Path of the Open Hand that forbids the use of the Force to everyone. One such believer is the young woman Marda Ro. When Marda and Kevmo meet, their connection is instantaneous and electric--until Marda discovers Kevmo is a Jedi.
The grateful Knights and Padawans of the Jedi Order stationed on the Starlight Beacon finally have a chance to recover from the pain of their injuries and the grief of their losses. But the storm they thought had passed still rages; they are simply caught in its eye. Marchion Ro, the true mastermind of the Nihil, is preparing his most daring attack yet - one designed to snuff out the light of the Jedi.
Guild-like Clans now have control over all the dark and illegal trades, from the awful surgeries of the Frankenstein Clan, to the shadowy and seductive Vampire Clan, to the dreaded purveyors of drugs and death, the Clan of Mummies. And there's always the Werewolf Clan, to keep order. Only one force stands opposed to the monster Clans: the superstrong, extremely sexy, quick-witted Hydes! Now London cop Daniel Carter is just one sip of Dr. Jekyll's Elixir away from joining their company.
More than four hundred pages of the best of the year's best dark fantasy -- 23 tales of terror from Alix E. Harrow, Zen Cho, Elizabeth Hand and many more.
Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41 year old, but he was born in 1581. Owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. Always changing his identity, he now has the perfect cover - working as a history teacher at a London school. Here, he can teach the kids about wars and witch hunts as if he'd never witnessed them first-hand. He can try to tame the past that is quickly catching up with him. The only thing Tom can't do is fall in love.
Before her brother died, he gave Cinnamon Jones the Chronicles of the Great Wanderer, a tale of a Dahomean warrior woman and an alien from another dimension who perform at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. It is a story of magic or alien science, but the connection to Cinnamon's past is unmistakable.
The reality of preserving the Sisterhood of Aytrium's magical bloodline horrifies Elfreda Raughn. She wants out, whatever the cost. So when a shadowy cabal approaches Elfreda with an offer of escape, she leaps at the opportunity. As their spy, she gains access to the highest reaches of the Sisterhood, and enters a glittering world of opulent parties, subtle deceptions, and unexpected bloodshed.
Marion Shaw spots a peculiar listing in the newspaper seeking a bloodmaid. Though she knows little about the far north - where wealthy nobles live in luxury and drink the blood of those in their service - Marion soon finds herself the newest bloodmaid at the notorious House of Hunger. There she is swept into a world of dark debauchery centered on the Countess Lisavet.
The story that began with Duke Leto Atreides's rise to power, then continued with the consequences of Lady Jessica's betrayal, will now conclude with Paul becoming the person that he needs to be to become the Muad'Dib.
Jame rides south to Bashti. Here she confronts an unready and presumptuous heir, a withholding and manipulative paymaster, and invisible assassins. Her formal errand, meanwhile, is to compete in martial games with secret stakes - which she fears are a cloak for a massacre, or worse.
Thomas Cale was sent to destroy God's greatest mistake, mankind itself. Feared and revered by those that created him, he has already used his terrifying talent for violence and destruction to bring down the most powerful civilisation in the world. But now he has been caught - and given a choice. Bring down the world's best hope for order, for honesty and for progress, or condemn his soul to hell.
The first original novel from Howey in six years. In a barren land of howling wind and infernal sand, siblings Conner, Rob, Palmer and Violet daily carve out a future. On the other side of No Man's Land, after an atomic bomb delivered to her town by a stranger murders all her friends and community, Anya follows her father to a strange land of dunes to bring vengeance to their enemies.
Far off the edge of human existence, beside a dying star, lies a nameless ship abandoned and hidden, lost for a millennium. One thousand years later refugee, criminal and linguist Sean Wren is given a choice: life in prison, "voluntary" military service - or salvaging data in a long-dead language from an abandoned ship filled with traps and monsters, just days before it is to be destroyed in a supernova.
On a storm-battered road at the edge of the Devil's Kitchen, a woman survives a fatal accident and gives birth to a girl who should never have lived. The child's protection lies in the hands of Edward Schwinn, a loner who must draw himself out of darkness to keep her safe, and her arrival will trigger a chain of terrifying events that no one can explain. She is a child like no other, hunted by an evil beyond measure.
Askia has been captured by power-hungry Emperor Radovan, who plans on making her his wife simply so he can take her magic as his own, killing her in the process. Askia was born a soldier, but now it's time to become a spy. But the jewel Radovan has put around her neck will pull her power from her in thirty days. Worse, her homeland, Vishir, might not even have that long, as the two heirs to the throne are on the verge of civil war.
All three stories in one volume (688 pages): GWENDY'S BUTTON BOX, GWENDY'S MAGIC FEATHER, GWENDY'S FINAL TASK. 12 year old Gwendy Peterson's life is forever changed when she is given a mysterious wooden box by a stranger for safekeeping. It offers enticing treats and vintage coins, but he warns her that if she presses any of the box's beautifully colored buttons, death and destruction will follow.
Tesla Crane, one of the richest women in the world, is on her honeymoon on an interplanetary space liner, cruising between Earth and Mars. She's traveling incognito and is reveling in her anonymity. Then someone is murdered and her husband is named as the prime suspect. To save him from the frame-up, Tesla will risk exposure and face demons from her past. Even though doing so might make her the next victim.
Alternate history. It is the beginning of 1918. In Russia, no longer a belligerent but, instead, rapidly descending into civil war and chaos, a lone family await their fate. They know they're a threat to the new regime, a threat that will, in time, be eliminated. But an escaped prisoner of war, caught, injured, and punished, but still highly capable, might be one way to change the fate of the Romanovs. An airship, returned and at loose ends after a failed mission to Africa might be another.
Nottingham, 1906. As Christmas approaches, Marietta Stelle's ballerina career will soon be sacrificed to her family's desire that she marry. But then a mysterious new toymaker, Dr Drosselmeier, purchases a neighbouring townhouse. He constructs an elaborate theatrical set for her final ballet performance and she discovers it carries a magic all of its own. As the clock chimes midnight, Marietta finds herself walking through a land of snow-topped fir trees leading to a frozen sugar palace silent with secrets and must find a way to return home.
Miriam is the daughter of Queen Alethia of Tirendell, but she's not a princess. Her new baby sister Aurora is heir to the throne. But on the day of Aurora's christening, an uninvited Dark Fae arrives, prepared to curse her, and Miriam discovers she possesses impossible power. She must learn to employ it as shadowy threats are moving closer and closer to Tirendell.
From idyllic small towns to claustrophobic urban landscapes, Mallory Viridian is constantly embroiled in murder cases that only she has the insight to solve. But outside of a classic mystery novel, being surrounded by death doesn't make you a charming amateur detective, it makes you a suspect and a social pariah. So when Mallory gets the opportunity to take refuge on a sentient space station, she thinks she has the solution. But then other humans start arriving -- and dying.
Halloween Ends is the final film installment in director David Gordon Green's trilogy, written by Green, Chris Bernier, Paul Brad Logan, Danny McBride.
That strange land, Maracoor - across the ocean from Oz - is beset by an invading army. In the mayhem, Rain and Cossy, a child felon, break out of prison. Helped by a few flying monkeys, they struggle to escape the city before it falls under siege. When the very fabric of reality loosens, Rain and her companions begin their hunt for the fabled Oracle of Maracoor for guidance and soothsaying.
Four standalone horror novellas set in a shared universe.
When artist Lark goes to deliver one of his latest pieces to a fabulously rich buyer, it seems like a regular transaction. Until he is shown a live feed of his sister Betsy being abducted. Lark is informed that she's safe for now, but her well-being is entirely in his hands. He's given a book. Do what the book says, and Betsy will go free. But as Lark begins to read he realizes the book might be demonic.
When an administrative mistake sees Robin Blyth named the civil service liaison to a hidden magical society, he discovers what's been operating beneath the unextraordinary reality he's always known.Now Robin must contend with the beauty and danger of magic, an excruciating deadly curse, and the alarming visions of the future that come with it - not to mention Edwin Courcey, his cold and prickly counterpart in the magical bureaucracy.
This lavish visual history - featuring over 180 all-new illustrations - is a stunning introduction to House Targaryen, the iconic family at the heart of HBO's Game of Thrones prequel series, House of the Dragon. It covers the period presented in Fire & Blood, from Aegon Targaryen's conquest of Westeros through to the infamous Dance of the Dragons - the bloody civil war that nearly undid Targaryen rule for good.
His first short story collection spans forty years of work and features many never before published pieces.
Two sets of twins are raised according to different principles to settle a wager between two gods. In a westerly valley, a girl and boy are born to a noble family, to be raised by a mysterious teacher - ready to love and instruct them in everything, regardless of society's expectations. To the east, the twins are raised with careful neglect by a sorcerer - surrounded not with love but with danger, magic and wildness.
Rumours begin to spread of a species of hyperintelligent, dangerous octopus that may have developed its own language and culture. Marine biologist Dr. Ha Nguyen travels to the remote Con Dao Archipelago to attempt communication as powerful forces contend for control of the newly discovered species.
A collection of some of the best ghost stories of all time, collected, introduced and illustrated by the author of The Time Traveler's Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry. It also includes one of her own stories.
Now that Galadriel is out of the Scholomance, she learns that someone else has picked up the project of destroying enclaves in her stead, and probably everyone she saved is about to get killed in the brewing enclave war. And the first thing she must do now, having miraculously gotten out of the Scholomance, is turn straight around and find a way back in.
September, 1940. Three women of the Checquy, the secret organization tasked with protecting Britain from supernatural threats, break the law and bring down a Nazi bomber. They resolve to tell no one about it, but soon learn that a crew member is missing from the downed bomber. Charred corpses are discovered in nearby houses and it becomes apparent that the women have unwittingly unleashed a monster.
With the help of his newfound sister, friends both old and new, and some enemies, too, Fergus needs to find the rest of the ancient alien artifact he discovered -- and destroy the pieces before anyone can reassemble the original and open a multi-dimensional door between Earth and a vast, implacable, alien swarm of devourers.
The possessed toy is a plastic football-sized egg that's supposed to hatch an adorable, colorful stuffed bird when a child "feeds" it through a synchronized smartphone app. What's actually inside is an otherworldly monstrosity that's enticing impressionable wayward youth into murdering folks and depositing their body parts inside the egg as if it's a hungry piggy bank to trigger the end of the world. Dave, John, and Amy realize this apocalypse is way above their pay grade.
In the slums of the sea-battered city, a young boy called Nathan Treeves lives with his parents, eking out a meagre existence by picking treasures from the Living Mud and the half-formed, short-lived creatures it spawns. Until one day his desperate mother sells him to the mysterious Master of Mordew. The Master derives his magical power from feeding on the corpse of God. But Nathan, despite his fear and lowly station, has his own strength - and it is greater than the Master has ever known.
Pepper Rafferty was raised as an orphan. Now 36, she's never told anyone that at 15 she discovered the identity of her biological mother. That's because her birth mother is Ula Frost, a reclusive painter famous for the outrageous claims that her portraits summon their subjects' doppelgangers from parallel universes. Researching the rumours, Pepper couldn't help but wonder if there were a parallel universe in which she was more confident, more accomplished, better able to accept love? A universe in which Ula decided she was worth keeping?
When Kalista's young and narcissistic uncle, Viego, becomes king, she vows to temper his destructive instincts, as his loyal confidant, advisor, and military general. But her plans are thwarted when an assassin's poisoned blade strikes Viego's wife, Isolde, afflicting her with a malady for which there is no cure. Viego descends into madness and grief, threatening to drag Camavor down with him. So Kalista searches for the long lost Blessed Isles, rumoured to hold the queen's salvation, if only Kalista can find them.
In Talamh, Breen is not the ordinary young schoolteacher Marco knew her as. Here she is learning to embrace the powers of her true identity. Marco is welcomed kindly by her people - and by Keegan, leader of the Fey. Keegan has trained Breen as a warrior, and his yearning for her has grown along with his admiration of her strength and skills. But one member of Breen's bloodline is not there to embrace her. Her grandfather, the outcast god Odran, plots to destroy Talamh - and now all must unite to defeat his dark forces.
For decades, everyone in the Seattle-Portland megalopolis lived under constant surveillance in the form of the Insight, an ocular implant that tracked every word and every action, rewarding or punishing by a rigid moral code set forth by the Delegation. Then there was a revolution. The Delegation fell. Its most valuable members were locked in the Aperture, a prison on the outskirts of the city. Sonya, former poster girl for the Delegation, has been imprisoned for ten years when an old enemy comes to her with a deal. Find a missing girl who was stolen from her parents by the old regime, and earn her freedom.
Larimar Cintron works hard at three things: her job as brand manager for Beacon Cafe, a New York based corporate bakery chain; taking care of her parents and her abuela; and hiding that she's a ciguapa - a mythical creature of Dominican folklore with long, straight hair and backwards-facing feet. But hiding her magical identity may be difficult when she must open a branch in direct competition with a bakery run by Ray, a man with whom she finally feels compatible.
Reynevan - scoundrel, magician, possibly a fool - is on the run again, harried by enemies - some human, and some mystical - at every turn. He must set aside his history as a peaceful healer and idealist and play the brutal role of Hussite spy as crusades sweep through Silesia and the Czech Republic, and the world around him is forever changed.
After the end of World War II, after many years absent, Leigh Welles returns to the Scottish island when her father unexpectedly dies. It is October, and the sluagh are restless. The ominous, birdlike creatures of Celtic legend - whispered to carry the souls of the dead - have haunted the islanders for decades, but in the war's wake, there are more wandering souls and more sluagh. When a young boy disappears Leigh teams up with RAF veteran Iain MacTavish to investigate.
Essays to demonstrate that astonishing possibilities and true wonder are all around us. By revealing stories of his life - some delightful, others tragic - Shatner reflects on what he has learned along the way to his ninth decade and how important it is to apply the joy of exploration to our own lives.
As aspiring artist Haven Marbury was clearing out her late father's remote seaside house, she found a secret handwritten manuscript disturbingly different from his Pulitzer-winning works. Its interweaving short stories crawl with horrific monsters and enigmatic humans that exist somewhere between this world and the next. After she began a project of illustrating the stories, a monstrous creature appears under Haven's bed.
Piay has been trained to become a great spy, unmatched by any other. Determined to prove his worth, he embarks on a dangerous mission to the lands in the north - to Mycenae and through the heart of Hyksos land and across the great sea - to find allies to help defend Egypt against the barbarians.
Set in 1991, just as Star Trek: The Next Generation has rocketed the cast to global fame, the young and impressionable actor Brent Spiner receives a mysterious package and a series of disturbing letters, that take him on a terrifying and bizarre journey that enlists Paramount Security, the LAPD, and even the FBI in putting a stop to the danger that has his life and career hanging in the balance.
Vakov Fukasawa is a Reaper. An elite soldier injected with a dangerous drug called stormtech: the DNA of a genocidal alien race, the Shenoi. Now faster, stronger, more agressive, Vakov saved his estranged brother from the House of Suns cult and killed their leader. Now the cult are hunting him, while continuing their own mission to awaken the Shenoi and plunge the galaxy into mindless violence and chaos.
On the idyllic island of Lute, every seventh summer, seven people die. No more, no less. Nina Treadway is new to the Day. A Florida girl by birth, she became a Lady through her marriage to Lord Treadway, whose family has long protected the island. Nina's heard about the Day, of course. But until the nightmare begins, she believes it all superstitious nonsense.
The lives of the Barretts, a normal suburban New England family, are torn apart when 14-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia. A local Catholic priest, believing she is the victim of demonic possession, suggests exorcism, and contacts a local production company. When events explode into tragedy the hit reality television show becomes the stuff of urban legend. Fifteen years later, a bestselling writer interviews Marjorie's younger sister, Merry - and long-buried secrets and painful memories emerge - and a mind-bending tale of psychological horror is unleashed.
Goldie has grown distant and inconsolable. Driven by grief, she devises a diabolical plan using a human sacrifice to resurrect what she has lost. When Liyana unexpectedly discovers what Goldie intends to do, she agrees to help if Goldie will try another way, without sacrificing a life. Returning to Everwhere, they combine their powerful magic to bring back what Goldie has lost. But something goes terribly wrong, and Scarlet is showing signs of being possessed by an evil spirit.
Wandering cleric Chih of the Singing Hills travels to the riverlands to record tales of the notorious near-immortal martial artists who haunt the region. On the road to Betony Docks, they fall in with a pair of young women far from home, and an older couple who are more than they seem. As Chih runs headlong into an ancient feud, they find themselves far more entangled in the history of the riverlands than they ever expected to be.
On the wind-battered isle of Altnaharra, off the wildest coast of Scotland, a clan prepares to bring about the end of the world and its imminent rebirth. The Adder is coming and one of their number will inherit its powers. They all want the honor, but young Eve is willing to do anything for the distinction. A reckoning beyond Eve's imagination begins when Chief Inspector Black arrives to investigate a brutal murder and their sacred ceremony goes terribly wrong.
Members of the Gordian Division, both human and AI, were to fly out to Saturn, inspect the construction of their latest time machines, then fly back. But when the division's top scientist and chief engineer are killed in the same freak accident, suspicions of foul play run deep. Detective Isaac Cho is sent in to investigate, accompanied by Special Agent Susan Cantrell - whose notion of proper "law enforcement" involves blowing up criminals first and skipping questions entirely.
Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission - and if he fails, humanity and the earth itself will perish. Except that right now, he doesn't know that. He can't even remember his own name, let alone the nature of his assignment or how to complete it. All he knows is that he's been asleep for a very, very long time. And he's just been awakened to find himself millions of miles from home, with nothing but two corpses for company.
Misery Nomaki is a nobody from a nowhere mining planet. But she has abilities that she shouldn't. She can bend the will of stone, a dangerous magic that only "saints" are said to have. These abilities lead Misery to the center of the Empire, where rumours spread that Misery is the next Messiah, and where those in power seek to use Misery to win a terrible war.
Emery Blackwood's life changed forever the night her best friend Lily was found dead and the love of her life, August Salt, was accused of murdering her. 14 years later, as she lives a quiet existence on remote Saoirse Island running the family shop selling mystical teas, every leaf on the island turns colour over night. The next day August finally returns to Saoirse Island and the deep betrayals and hidden generation-spanning promises that comprise the truth behind Lily's mysterious death.
A selection of the best of the year from American authors.
A collection of her short stories.
Belkar's prison is broken and his army is on the move. The nations of Lamoria, unaware of the greater danger, look to repel the aggression of Ralmarstad. Mariyah and Lem, certain that only the magic of the Bards can save them, desperately search for that lost knowledge. But friends and allies are what they need to complete their task.
Worn out after decades of packing steel and raising hell, Viv, the orc barbarian, cashes out of the warrior's life with one final score. A forgotten legend, a fabled artifact, and an unreasonable amount of hope lead her to the streets of Thune, where she plans to open the first coffee shop the city has ever seen. But old frenemies and Thune's shady underbelly may just upset her plans.
Jared Clement has returned to Trinity, now a 5 Suns Fleet Admiral. When his migrant fleet arrives in the system, he learns that former Fleet Admiral Elara DeVore has escaped her exile on the planet Alphus and has a new fleet and a new ally, the Solar League from Earth. The Solar League has arrived with a massive fleet and plans on taking Trinity for itself, then forcing the 5 Suns to surrender. Clement is faced with the almost impossible task of defending both his people and the natives from becoming slaves of the Solar League.
Naida is living a lie. A peerless battlefield surgeon. A talisman for the army. A symbol of hope in an impossible, grinding war. A fraud. Society, led by the queen, has long held that the Esselrode people and their abilities are inherently, irredeemably evil, a truth which Naida has been brought up to believe. But as one of them, feeling compelled to use her powers again and again to heal those on the brink of death, it's hard to accept. It's even harder to live a lie, conflicted about her hidden identity, when the truth could save lives.
On the night her mother dies, 8-year-old Beatrice receives an invitation to the mysterious Winter Garden, a place of wonder and magic, filled with all manner of strange and spectacular flora and fauna. After a week the garden disappears, and no one believes her story. 18 years later, on the eve of an unwelcome wedding, Beatrice and her closest friend, Rosa, receive invitations to compete to create spectacular pleasure gardens - with the prize being one wish from the last of the Winter Garden's magic.
Terran child psychologist Bryn Haslund's statesman father has had a mind-control device installed in his brain by the brutal dictator of the interplanetary Star Alliance. Desperate to disable the device, she finds the records of a remote, almost-forgotten planet where psychic powers have been developed to an extraordinary degree. She crys out for help, and triggers a new confrontation between Darkover and the Star Alliance.
In 2110 a ship is sent on an 80 year journey to Mu Arae bearing one end of a wormhole to allow interstellar travel. But only a few years into the trip, catastrophe strikes and the ship blows up en route, killing all aboard. In 2190, Gordon Kemp is a detective working in the cold case department in London. Investigating an unsolved murder case from 2110, he unearths something that will change history and threatens everything we know about what the powers that be have planned for Earth.
The winds shift nervously on the Kansas plain whispering of travelers lost and buried, whispering of witches. Something dark and twisted has taken root at the Bender Inn. At first the townspeople of Cherryvale welcome the rising medium Kate Bender and her family. Kate's messages from the Beyond give their tedious dreams hope and her mother's potions cure their little ills - for a price. No one knows about their other business, the shortcut to a better life.
Penric and Desdemona are back in three novellas in the World of the Five Gods: MASQUERADE IN LODI, THE ORPHANS OF RASPAY, and THE PHYSICIANS OF VILNOC.
To join the Colonial Marines, Jeanette Vasquez had to give up her twin children. Raised by Jeanette's sister, those children, Leticia and Ramon, had to discover their own ways to survive. Leticia by following her mother's path into the military, Ramon into the corporate hierarchy of Weyland-Yutani. Their paths would converge on an unnamed planet which some see as a potential utopia, while others would use it for highly secretive research. Regardless of whatever humans might have planned for it, however, Xenomorphs will turn it into a living hell.
In a lonely village in the Peak District, during the onset of a once-in-a-lifetime snow storm, Constable Ellie Cheetham finds a body. The man, a local ne'er-do-well, appears to have died in a tragic accident. He drank too much and froze to death. But the facts don't add up. The dead man is clutching a knife in one hand, and there's evidence he was hiding from someone. Someone who watched him die. Stranger still, an odd mark has been drawn onto a stone beside his body.
The last hope for peace between two hostile planets emerges when heirs from the two planets' royal families plan to marry. Before lasting peace can be established, an assassination attempt targeting the couple tilts Eiram and E'ronoh back into all-out war. To save both worlds, Jedi Knight Gella Nattai volunteers to uncover the culprit, while Chancellor Kyong appoints her son, Axel Greylark, to represent the Republic's interests in the investigation.But Axel's deep distrust of the Jedi sparks against Gella's faith in the Force.
A collection of stories all set on one (seemingly) everyday suburban street in the UK. Behind each door lies something strange and terrifying.
A collection of 13 stories.
A desperate mission has been sent to reconnect with long lost sleeper ships, sent centuries earlier from Earth to settle distant worlds. A trio of Humans must work with their mysterious alien allies to rescue any descendants they can find on those worlds. Something is out there, determined to claim the cosmos for itself, and only on Earth will Humans be safe. Or will they?
Best horror stories of the past year.
If family time doesn't go exactly the way David wants, bad things happen - to his wife Chelsea, and to the couple's 17 year old daughter, Ella. Then a mysterious condition overtakes the nation. Known as the Violence, it causes the infected to experience sudden, explosive bursts of animalistic rage and attack anyone in their path. The ensuing chaos brings opportunity for Chelsea - and inspires a plan to liberate herself and her family once and for all.
Black ships and sorcery test the cannon that defend the Bay of Lights. Treachery and betrayal threaten the kingdoms. The priests of the Great God Rile sow dissent. And Estie rides for the Last Repository, desperate to enlist the help of their Magisters - and to understand the nature of her own magical gift.
Siora has been on the run for longer than she cares to remember, from her past and her gift. Born with the ability to see and speak to ghosts, she has heard their desperate pleas as an otherworldly predator stalks the dead amid the fertile killing fields of the collapsing Krael Empire. The creature's power and reach are growing with every soul it consumes, but Siora is preoccupied with her own troubles: namely an assassin who has sworn an oath of vengeance against her.
27 years ago, a Duke with a grudge led a ruthless coup against the empire of Semilla, killing thousands. He failed. The Duke was executed, a terrifyingly powerful sorcerer was imprisoned, and an unwilling princess disappeared. Now, when Quill, an apprentice scribe, arrives in the capital city, he believes he's on a simple errand for another pompous noble to fetch ancient artifacts from the magical Imperial Archives. But these aren't just any artifacts - these are the instruments of revolution, the banners under which the Duke lead his coup.
Annae, a brilliant graduate student in psychiatric magic and survivor of academic abuse, can't stop reading people's minds. When she moves to England to rebuild her life and finish her studies under the seminal magician Marec Gorski - infamous for bringing to life a homunculus made from his unwanted better self - she sees, inside his head, a man who is both a destructive force to everyone around him, and her mirror image.
Continuing the Eastern Europe storyline from 1637: THE POLISH MAELSTROM. Up-timer Morris Roth and his Grand Army of the Sunrise stand at a crossroads. An envoy from Transylvania arrives with a promising offer from its prince, who wishes to form an alliance with Bohemia, but the land shrouded in the fog of the Carpathian mountains and known only to most up-timers as the playground of Count Dracula is a vassal state of the Ottoman Empire. Such an alliance would surely draw the ire of Sultan Murad IV.
All the archaic hominids have to save them is a dying quantum computer called Quancee and her student, a Denisovan man named Lynx. When the last Jemen, Vice Admiral Jorgenson, tells Lynx he's going to dismantle Quancee and use her parts to create a new computer, Lynx is stunned. He can't let Jorgenson kill Quancee! Meanwhile, in the lodges of the Sealion People, a sick boy on the verge of manhood hears voices.
Wessex, 2016. Teenagers are vanishing off the council estates of a small provincial city. A crop of herbs that are said to posses magical powers which only grow once every fifty years are found in the woods. A supernatural creature believed to be the guardian of the herbs is seen in nightmares. Rumours of orgiastic rituals on the estates of the rich and powerful excite the curious. And the Queen of England decides to celebrate her 90th birthday with a visit to the city's famous cathedral spire.
Ranger-General. Banshee Queen. Warchief. Sylvanas Windrunner works alongside the Jailer to liberate all Azeroth from the prison of fate. Her final task? Secure the fealty of their prisoner - King Anduin Wrynn.To succeed, Sylvanas will be forced to reflect on the harrowing path that brought her to the Jailer's side and to reveal her truest self to her greatest rival.
Felicia, Lizbeth Rose's younger half-sister and student at the Grigori school within the capital of the New Holy Russian Empire in San Diego, is caught between secrets and powerful family struggles. As a distant relative to the Tsar, she provides an essential service to him by providing blood transfusions for his hemophilia, and she is thus given rare access and dismissed as if cattle. At the Grigori school she is seen as a charity case, a poor orphan with no prospects and no sign of magical prowess - the latter which Felicia keeps purposefully hidden. And yet, when a kidnapping attempt is made upon Felicia her past and her future crash together in violent ways.
Ann Stilwell arrives in New York City expecting to spend her summer working as a curatorial associate at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Instead, she finds herself assigned to the Cloisters, a gothic museum and garden renowned for its medieval art collection and its group of enigmatic researchers studying the history of divination. But when Ann discovers a hidden 15th-century deck of tarot cards that might hold the key to predicting the future, the dangerous game of power, seduction, and ambition at the Cloisters turns deadly.
Norse chiefs meet Christian kings on Midgard's battlefields, as Loki's army of the dead clashes with Odin's golden shields on Asgard. An ancient premonition of death hangs over all. Only two are free to choose their paths, to prevent the annihilation of the Nine Worlds: Ragnar, a storyteller who holds all fates in his hands, and Hilda, a warrior with no fate at all.
An anthology celebrating Marvel's Black Panther and his home of Wakanda, penned by an all-star cast of authors such as Linda D. Addison, Maurice Broaddus, Christopher Chambers, Milton J. Davis, Tananarive Due, Nikki Giovanni, Harlan James, Danian Jerry, Kyoko M., L.L. McKinney, Temi Oh, Suyi Davies Okungbowa, Glenn Parris, Alex Simmons, Sheree Renée Thomas, Cadwell Turnbull and Troy L. Wiggins.
In a Europe fractured by a flu pandemic and crippled by economic collapse, the continent has broken into a hundred tiny principalities of ever-shifting loyalties, borders and covert operations. For Carey Tews, a former operative with Les Coureurs des Bois - a clandestine organisation of high-risk smugglers - Europe and the coureurs are in her past. Her legend in Hungary is blown six ways from Sunday, and even if she could go back to working in Europe, she wouldn't. That is until an old friend and lover is declared dead in mysterious circumstances.
Though Brooklyn, Manny, Bronca, Venezia, Padmini, and Neek have temporarily managed to stop the Woman in White from invading - and destroying the entire universe in the process - the mysterious capital "E" Enemy has more subtle powers at her disposal. A new candidate for mayor wielding the populist rhetoric of gentrification, xenophobia, and "law and order" may have what it takes to change the very nature of New York itself and take it down from the inside.
In a small back alley in Tokyo, there is a cafe that has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. But this coffee shop offers its customers a unique experience: the chance to travel back in time. Now four new customers hope to take advantage of Cafe Funiculi Funicula's time-travelling offer. Among some familiar faces from Kawaguchi's previous novels, readers will also be introduced to a daughter, a comedian, a sister, and a lover, each with something they wish they had said differently.
When rural Ohio college professor Peter Mellor dies in an automobile accident during a zombie outbreak, he is reborn as a highly intelligent (yet somewhat amnesiac) member of the living dead. Now humans - unsympathetic, generally, to his new proclivities - try to kill him at nearly every opportunity. And he finds himself inconveniently addicted to the gooey stuff inside of people's heads. As if all this weren't bad enough, Peter soon learns that his automobile accident was no accident at all.
A companion to the series that includes (1) a brand-new, redrawn world map by Ellisa Mitchell using change requests discovered in Robert Jordan's unpublished notes; (2) An alternate scene from an early draft of The Eye of the World; (3) The long-awaited backstory of Nakomi; (4) 8 page, full color photo insert.
Relos Var and the demon Xaltorath circle each other in their bids for universal power. Neither is paying attention to the third player on the board, Kihrin. Unfortunately, keeping himself classified in the 'pawn' category means Kihrin must pretend to be everything the prophecies threatened he'd become: the destroyer of all, the sun eater, a mindless, remorseless plague upon the land. But though his intentions may be sincere, he's still being forced to grapple with the aftereffects of the corrupted magic ritual that twisted both him and the dragons.
A warrior queen who must rise from a childbirth bed to fight for her life and her throne, a healer in hiding desperate to protect the secret of her daughter's explosive power, a queen whose desperation to retain control leads her to risk using the darkest magic, a near-immortal sorcerer demigod powerful enough to remake the world for her own ends - and the generation of lastborn girls, the ones born just before the Drought, who must bear the hopes and traditions of their nations if the queendoms are to survive.
Maud Blyth has always longed for adventure. She expected plenty of it when she volunteered to serve as an old lady's companion on an ocean liner, in order to help her beloved older brother unravel a magical conspiracy that began generations ago. What she didn't expect was for the old lady in question to turn up dead on the first day of the voyage. Now she has to deal with a dead body, a disrespectful parrot, and the lovely, dangerously outrageous Violet Debenham.
Michael Kingman has discovered his destiny, but the distance to what he wants, namely a life with Serena, the queen of Hollow kingdom, is as wide as the world, and just as cruel. Meanwhile, Dark, the realm's most fearsome mercenary, Michael's sometime mentor, and son of his nemesis, Angelo, is trying to keep Michael in line, for his own purposes as he too has a hidden agenda.
John Fortune's card is finally an Ace! And though he just wants to catch Siegfried and Ralph's famous Vegas review, the problem is that all roads, whether they start in Turin, Italy, Las Vegas, Hokkaido, Japan, Jokertown, Snake Hill, the Short Cut, or Yazoo City, Mississippi, lead to Leo Barnett's Peaceable Kingdom, where the difference between the Apocalypse and Peace on Earth is as thin as a razor's edge and where Death himself awaits the final, terrible turn of the card.
Rich socialite, inveterate flirt, and walking disaster Tennalhin Halkana can read minds and navigate chaotic space, the maelstroms surrounding the gateway to the wider universe. Conscripted into the military under dubious circumstances, Tennal is placed into the care of Lieutenant Surit Yeni. Whereas Tennal can read minds, Surit can influence them. Together they escape the military and journey to the rubble of a neuromodifcation lab that hides a treasure both terrible and unimaginably powerful.
Deep within the archives of time-and-motion pioneer Lillian Gilbreth lies a secret. Famous for producing solid light-tracks that captured the path of workers' movements, Gilbreth helped birth the era of mass observation and big data. Did she also, as her broken correspondence with a young Soviet physicist suggests, discover in her final days a 'perfect' movement, one that would 'change everything'? An international hunt begins for the one box missing from her records.
The first-ever history of Overwatch, from its founding in the Omnic Crisis to its fall and reformation. This comprehensive volume is packed with declassified mission briefings, splash artwork, weapon schematics, and more. All new lore developed by Seanan McGuire in partnership with Blizzard Entertainment threads together the story of Overwatch across its many comics, stories, cinematics, and game missions.
Crushed by the power of the Queen's Men and with the Skanian menace rising once more on the streets of Ellinburg, Tomas Piety is forced to turn to old friends, old debts and untrustworthy alliances. Meanwhile in the capital city of Dannsburg, Dieter Vogel is beginning to wonder if the horror he has unleashed in the Martyr's Disciples might be getting out of control. With revolution brewing and tragedy and terrorism running rife in the cities, Piety and Vogel must each weigh the cost of a crown.
The story of Galatea and the sculptor Pygmalion is a small hardcover edition featuring a new afterword by Madeline Miller.
Isobel is the Queen of the medieval rave-themed VR game Sparkle Dungeon. Her prowess in the game makes her an ideal candidate to learn the secrets of "power morphemes" - unnaturally dense units of meaning that warp perception when skilfully pronounced.But Isobel's reputation makes her the target of a strange resistance movement led by spellcasting anarchists, who may be the only thing stopping a cabal from toppling California over the edge of a terrible transformation.
Brittany, 1762. When Ursule Orchiere comes of age a spark of power flares to life. Guided by an ancient grimoire and the whispers of her ancestors, Ursule is destined to walk the same path as the great witches of old. But first, the Orchiere magical lineage must survive. And danger hovers over her, whether it's the bloodlust of the mob or the flames of the pyre.
Long ago, a wealthy man stole an angel and hid her in a chapel, where she remains imprisoned to this day. That's the legend, anyway. A clerical student who has racked up gambling debts to a local gangster is given an ultimatum - deliver the angel his grandfather kidnapped, or forfeit various body parts in payment. And so begins a whirlwind theological paradox - with the student at its center - in which the stakes are the necessity of God, the existence of destiny - and the nature of angels.
An exiled augur who sold her soul to save her brother's life is offered one last job before serving an eternity in hell. When she turns it down, her client sweetens the pot by offering up the one payment she can't resist - the chance to have a future where she grows old with the woman she loves. To succeed, she is given three days to track down the White City Vampire, Chicago's most notorious serial killer. If she fails, only hell and heartbreak await.
Tchami "Chummy" Fabrice has brought together an odd and mismatched group of Africans to an ambitious end - constructing the world's first space elevator in Africa. With this, the space industry that it initiates will enrich the continent and all involved. They have the carbon nanofiber, prime land around Kilimanjaro, and a captured rock in orbit for the tether. The hard part will be getting all these different people working together long enough to see it built.
When psychic travel agent Leda Foley is approached by a man searching for his sister, she quickly agrees to help. The missing woman disappeared with a vintage orange car, a fat sack of her employer's cash, and a grudge against her philandering husband - a man who never even reported her missing. Meanwhile, Seattle PD detective Grady Merritt has temporarily misplaced his dog. While he's passing out bright pink "Lost" flyers at the Mount Rainier visitor's center, the wayward pooch appears - with a human leg in his mouth.
1883. Celeste, a card sharp with a need for justice, takes on the role of advocatus diaboli, to defend her sister Mariel, accused of murdering a Virtue, a member of the ruling class of the mining town of Goetia. Prospectors have come from near and far to mine the powerful new element Divinity from the high mountains of Colorado with the help of the pariahs of society known as the Fallen. The Fallen are the descendants of demonkind living amongst the Virtues, the winners in an ancient war.
It is Keegan who is at Breen's side when the enemy's witches, traitorous and power-mad, appear to her in her sleep, practicing black magick, sacrificing the innocent, and plotting a brutal destruction for Breen. And soon, united with him and with all of Talamh, she will seek out those in desperate need of rescue, and confront the darkness with every weapon she has: her sword, her magicks - and her courage...
Princess Altagracia has lost everything. After a bloody civil war, her twin sister has claimed not just the crown of their planet Szayet but the Pearl of its prophecy, a computer that contains the immortal soul of Szayet's god. Stripped of her birthright, Gracia flees the planet - just as Matheus Ceirran, Commander of the interstellar Empire of Ceiao, arrives in deadly pursuit with his volatile lieutenant, Anita.
A UN relief team in a small village in the Congo makes an alarming discovery. An unknown force is leveling the evolutionary playing field. Men, women, and children have been reduced to a dull, catatonic state. The environment surrounding them - plants and animals - has grown more cunning and predatory, evolving at an exponential pace. The insidious phenomenon is spreading from a cursed site in the jungle known to locals as the Kingdom of Bones.
One faction of demonic lords and demahnk has a plan to fix their world, yet their salvation would come at the expense of Earth. Meanwhile, Kara is wrestling with government bureaucracy, backstabbing allies, enemy lords, as well as the powerful young demonic lord Ashava, who is packing the drama, angst, and rebellion of the terrible teen years into just a few months.
For years, frontier lawman turned big-city senator Waxillium Ladrian has hunted the shadowy organization the Set - with his late uncle and his sister among their leaders - since they started kidnapping people with the power of Allomancy in their bloodlines. When Detective Marasi Colms and her partner Wayne find stockpiled weapons bound for the Outer City of Bilming, this opens a new lead.
Vancouver author. The war with the Egril has changed Tinnstra forever. A coward no more, she'll go to any length to defeat every last one of her enemies. Zorique has grown into her powers. It's time for her to lead her army into Jia and spearhead the fight for her homeland. But at what cost? The Egril emperor Raaku - the Son of Kage himself - is waiting for them. And he intends to destroy Zorique, Tinnstra and all their allies.
Queen Adora and Arianrod have already toppled one power-hungry usurper, but the two of them are separated when a reckless sacrifice puts the marquise in more danger than she has ever been before. And the ancient spirits of Lantistyne, whose subtle machinations helped Adora survive to gain her throne, are ready to make their will known at last.
In the near-future world, the greenhouse effect has inexorably resulted in a whirling-dervish troposphere of superstorms, rising sea levels, global flooding, merciless heat waves, and virulent, deadly pandemics. One man has a Big Idea for reversing global warming, a master plan perhaps best described as "elemental." But will it work? And just as important, what are the consequences for the planet and all of humanity should it be applied?
No new plastics means that what is left becomes valuable: garbage is currency. In the region-wide junkyard that Appalachia has become, Coral is a "plucker," pulling plastic from the rivers and woods. She's stuck in Trashlands, a dump named for the strip club at its edge. When a reporter from a struggling city on the coast arrives in Trashlands, Coral is presented with an opportunity to change her life. But is it possible to choose a future for herself?
Forced to flee her home once more, Xingyin and her companions venture to unexplored lands of the Immortal Realm, encountering legendary creatures and shrewd monarchs, beloved friends and bitter adversaries. With alliances shifting quicker than the tides, Xingyin has to overcome past grudges and enmities to forge a new path forward, seeking aid where she never imagined she would.
Film-maker Hayes Figueiredo is struggling to finish the documentary of his heart when handsome physicist Yusuf Hassan shows up, claiming Hayes is the key to understanding the Envisioner - a mysterious device that can predict the future. Hayes is taken to a top-secret research facility where he discovers his alternate self from an alternate universe created the Envisioner and sent it to his reality. Hayes studies footage of the other him, he discovers a self he doesn't recognize, angry and obsessive, and footage of Yusuf... as his husband.
Earth is failing. In a desperate bid to escape, the spaceship Enkidu and its captain, Heorest Holt, carry its precious human cargo to a potential new Eden. Generations later, this fragile colony has managed to survive, eking out a hardy existence. Yet life is tough, and much technological knowledge has been lost. Then Liff, Holt's granddaughter, hears whispers that the strangers in town aren't from neighbouring farmland. That they possess unparalleled technology - and that they've arrived from another world.
An anthology of thirty-two original stories showcasing the breadth of fantasy and science fiction from Africa and the African diaspora.
A special edition of the forerunner to The Lord of the Rings, illustrated throughout in colour by J.R.R. Tolkien himself and with the complete text printed in two colours.
Adhering to the timeline of 'The Tale of Years' in the appendices to The Lord of the Rings, editor Brian Sibley has assembled into one comprehensive volume a new chronicle of the Second Age of Middle-earth, told substantially in the words of J.R.R. Tolkien from the various published texts, with new illustrations in watercolour and pencil by Alan Lee.
A short story collection from the acclaimed author of THE CHALK MAN.
The forces of cruelty and brutality are amassing under the leadership of self-proclaimed president Ed Creel. And in the very heart of Ouray, the most powerful survivor of all is plotting its own vision for the new world: Black Swan, the A.I. who imagined the apocalypse. Against these threats, Benji, Marcy, Shana, and the rest have only one hope: one another. Because the only way to survive the end of the world is together.
Not long from now, in a recognisable yet changed London, Signy, Matthew and their son Jed lead a dull, difficult life. Until the day the technology that runs their world stops working. They are unable to use their phones, pay for anything, even open the smart door to their flat. Then a shocking incident sends Signy and Jed on the run, desperate to flee London and escape to the small village where Signy grew up. But she has no idea what is waiting for them outside the city...
Old denim jackets, ripped jeans, Stephen King novels, and the occasional beer at the White Horse Lounge have defined urban indigenous woman Kari James's life so far. But when her cousin Debby finds an old family bracelet that once belonged to Kari's mother, it inadvertently calls up both her mother's ghost and a monstrous entity, and her willful ignorance about her past is no longer sustainable...
Two continents at war. The Three Kingdoms and Ishara have been in conflict for a thousand years. But when an outside threat arises, the reawakening of a powerful ancient race that wants to remake the world, the two warring nations must somehow set aside generations of hatred to form an alliance against a far more deadly enemy.
CHICAGO, SOMETIME - Two people meet in the armory of the Art Institute by chance. He is a doctoral student who manages his destructive thoughts with compulsive calculations about time travel; she is a bipolar counterfeit artist undergoing court-ordered psychotherapy. For both of them, life is a matter of resigning themselves to the blueprints of inevitability, until six conversations with a stranger form the variable that glitches the entire simulation.
Driven obsessively for glory, the upstart Bellamus and his exiled queen Aramilla are marshalling resistance and building a powerful army. Returning to the Hindrunn, Keturah is forced to fend for herself, battling enemies on all sides just when she is most in need of a place of safety.And all the while, the young Black Lord must deal not only with the aftermath of a great betrayal, but the cold shadow of the Kryptea, threatening to destroy everything he has fought for.
The Dark Days have returned. The Demon of Carnage mercilessly cuts through villagers and armies. The Demon of Corruption rots the land. The Serene Empire and the Witch Lords race towards war. And in the middle of it all stands Rxyander, the Warden of Gloamingard. Burdened by conflicting loyalties and guilt, Ryx searches desperately for a way to defeat the demons before the world she loves is completely destroyed.
25 year old American grad student Grayson Hale, an acerbic young atheist, is newly enrolled at the University of Edinburgh to carry on the legacy of his recently deceased father. In need of cash, he takes a job ghostwriting a mysterious book for a dark stranger, but has misgivings when the project begins to reawaken his satanophobia, a rare condition that causes him to live in terror that the Devil is after him.
Druadaen discovers that the world beyond his homeland is riddled with impossibilities. How do humanoid raiders, known as the Bent, suffer staggering losses and yet return as a vast horde every decade? How do multi-ton dragons fly? How have fossils formed in a world which sacrists insist has existed for only ten millennia? His determination to solve these mysteries awaken implacable enemies in the temples and council chambers of his own homeland.
Lucas Carr went to Glenbury Hall, an old country manor house turned hotel. He signed in at reception, took his key, and went upstairs to his room. But he never got there. Somehow he vanished along the way, with not a single clue to suggest what might have happened to him. Lucas belonged to the same mysterious organization that employs Ishmael and Penny, so they are sent in to solve the mystery. But when they arrive at grim and isolated Glenbury Hall, they discover it has a reputation as one of the most haunted old houses in England.
Orec Blackblade missed the fall of the Kinslayer, tasked instead with leading his elite band of warriors on a diversionary battle where he split the head and pulsating crown of the enemy's sorcerer, causing a blast that killed almost everyone in a 100-meter radius. Just four months later the broken circlet finds its way to Doctors Catt and Fisher, collectors of rare artefacts, and their innate curiosity and tinkering with the crown unleashes a new terror on the land.
Matte black ships of an advanced design appear in colonial systems. Their drives and weapons are not extremely advanced beyond their Terran counterparts - just superior enough to be utterly devastating. Colonies and their populations are obliterated. Standing against the invasion are British Space Navy Captain Winslow Price and Anika Ahuja of the Indian Space Forces.
A collection of novellas and short fiction.
This sixteenth anthology of short stories set in the Valdemar universe features tales by debut and established authors and a brand-new story from Lackey herself.
Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise go in search of a missing Federation scientist - only to become trapped between a Klingon warship and Starfleet's mysterious Operation: Vanguard.
The Keepers have started gathering to the east of Yellow Ridge - thousands upon thousands of them - and every one of them determined to burn the Central Archives to the ground, no matter the cost, possessed by an irrational fear that bringing back the ancient knowledge will destroy the world all over again. To prevent that, they will do anything. The Keepers chased 16 year old Archive Runner Elimisha into a forbidden Old World Tower. But she made her way into an ancient unmapped bomb shelter where she has discovered a cache of food and fresh water, and something else. Something that calls itself 'the internet'.
An anthology of stories featuring djinn from Neil Gaiman, Nnedi Okorafor, Amal El-Mohtar, Claire North, K.J. Parker, and many more.
Rhea and her twin brother, Lexos, have spent an eternity using cunning and magic to help rule their small, unstable country. Reigning over them both is their father, who holds dominion over death, using his most powerful weapon - fear - to keep the people, and his children, in line. Now, with an independence movement gaining ground, other nations jockeying for power, and their father's iron grip weakening, the twins must take matters into their own hands to keep the world from crashing down around them.
Hard-nosed DCI Claire Pierce heads Northern England's underfunded and understaffed Ritual Crime Unit, the country's last line of defence against horrors few can imagine. A failed raid to capture an unlicensed skinbinder becomes a murky off-the-record hunt for a monster. Injured in the line of duty, Pierce returns to contend with ritual murders, puzzling artefact thefts, haunted skulls and a plot with catastrophic implications.
Tiger - the South's most famous and gifted sword-dancer - and Del, a Northern-born woman and expert sword-singer - had settled into semi-retirement to raise their daughter, establishing a school for those who wish to become sword-dancers. But now, with the world around them falling victim to a malignant Northern-born magic, Tiger gathers Del and his adult son, Neesha, to end the magic threatening the world - and discovers, along the journey, yet another element of magecraft within himself.
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...
In the East, Jack is adrift without Adaira until he sings to the ember-weak fire spirits, acquiring a dangerous mission he never expected. One that is destined to lead him westward. Likewise, Torin and Sidra are consumed by a new mystery as sickness spreads first amongst the crops, and then to the people of the Tamerlaine clan. While Sidra desperately searches for a cure, Torin dares to strike a bargain with the spirits - a precarious folly anytime, but especially now as the days grow darker.
An anthology of ancient alien artifact stories, featuring stories by Orson Scott Card, Griffin Barber, Adam Oyebanji, Jessica Maguire, Patrick Chiles, and an all-new entry in the Sun Eater universe from editor Christopher Ruocchio.
Hadrian Marlowe, with the help of the witch Valka, escaped the net of the enemy having learned a terrible truth: the gods that the Cielcin worship are real and will not rest until the universe is dark and cold. What is more, the Emperor himself is in danger. The Prophet-King has learned to track his movements as he travels along the borders of Imperial space. Now the Cielcin legions are closing in, their swords poised to strike off the head of all mankind.
Corporal Kaylin Neya finds the spirits of four children who've been trapped in a house for decades. When Kaylin looks into the deaths in the records at the Halls of Law, something doesn't add up. Factor in a building that isn't supposed to exist, and nothing makes sense. But Kaylin is a Hawk, and she's determined to free the trapped ghosts of the children, even if she's suddenly landed in the middle of the bad kind of Barrani history. Someone doesn't want the past to be uncovered, and they're perfectly willing to destroy Kaylin if it preserves the secrets of the dead...
Set early in his life. Conan has left his northern homeland to cut a bloody swath across the legendary Hyborian Age. A mercenary, a soldier, a thief, and a pirate, he faces conquering armies, malicious sorcerers, and monstrous creatures - against which he wields only the sword held in his powerful grasp.
Sal the Cacophony has made few friends, but many enemies. Many, many enemies. When her magic was taken from her, she cried out for revenge. And a power she never understood promised her vengeance. A deal for a bloody price was made. And now the bill has come due. In one of the last free cities of the burned-out ruin of the Scar, Sal's many foes - old and new - have hunted down her and her few allies - willing and otherwise - and all her plans to save them might not be enough.
Just out of college and on the run from his stepfather, Ship Engineer Dave ends up on an old tramp freighter running with a minimal crew, plying the routes that corporations ignore and visiting the kinds of places that the folks on Earth pretend don't exist. Between the assassins, the criminals, and the pirates he needs to deal with, Dave is discovering that there area lot of things out there that he still needs to learn. But he remembers this: how to be ruthless.
First Lieutenant Sean Elliott and nine other mixed-service U.S. soldiers on a convoy in Afghanistan suddenly found themselves and their MRAP vehicle thrown back to Earth's Paleolithic Age. Displaced Romans, Neolithic Europeans, and more have showed up as well. Scientists from an almost unimaginably far future need the survivors' advice and support to reconnoiter and ultimately recover other groups displaced in time. The problem is not all of those other groups want to be recovered or even understand where they are.