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.
Emma Merrigan and her mother take a Caribbean cruise to reconcile their differences. But to help a cursed passenger, Emma must travel into the "wasteland."
The war between Angmar and Degarm has begun, and their conflict has already spread deep into the southern and northern parts of the Great Refuge. But a series of books, collectively known as The Book of Stormfire, indicate that three objects - the Diamond Dragon, the Glass Dragon, and the Heart of All Dragons - will show the way to a new homeland for the Dragonkin. Joining with the last unicorn in the world, a wacky hummingbird, a group of human children, an outcast Griffin, and a cat-like female, two dragons, Chan and Luna set out to search for the legendary objects.
The sorceror Achamian rejoins the Holy War in its most desperate hour, only to discover that Anasurimbor Kellhus has taken Esmenet as his wife. Meanwhile the warrior Cnaiur has become convinced that Kellhus will betray their pact to the murder of Kellhus's father. He turns to agents of the Second Apocalyse and strikes an infernal bargain. Recommended.
The abdication of Duke Jocelin of Roazon opens the gates for intrigue and new claimants for the throne. Worse, an evil power - known previously only in myths - arises from beneath the sea intent on destroying not only Jocelin but all of Roazon.
Cindy Harper thought she had seen it all - until a charming, sensual vampire shows up at her inn, the Woo Woo Inn.
Set in the same world as the SEVEN BROTHERS trilogy. When his father is murdered by magical treachery, Prince Tayyichiut watches his uncle take over as elected Khan of the Qubal clans. Tayychiut remains the Khan's heir, but dark magic has begun to spread its poison. Only the apprentice shaman who seems fated to be Tayy's bride may be able to save him.
Cigany is the gypsy, stalking the city in a cloud of magic. Stepovich is the seasoned cop, who keeps finding dead bodies in the gypsy's wake. The Fair Lady is Queen of the Underworld, drawing them both into her murderous web...until only the gypsy's broken memories stand between Stepovich's beloved city and the Lady's dark designs.
Bean was the smallest student at the Battle School but became Ender Wiggins' right hand. Since then he has grown to be a power on Earth, serving the Hegemon as strategist and general in the wars after Ender defeated the aliens. Now he and his wife Petra yearn for a safe place to build a family, but to find security, they must once again follow in Ender's footsteps and leave Earth behind, in the control of the Hegemon, and look to the stars.
The Realm is an England that is still magical, populated with legendary beasts and criss-crossed with lines of power. Gwydion (once known as Merlyn) has walked the realm for centuries. Now, with his young apprentice Willand, he must unearth the old standing stones or the Realm will be plunged into civil war.
Art is a member of a secret society, Eastern Standard Tribe, that is bound together by common sleep schedules, secret protocols, encrypted instant messaging, and a love of Manhattan-style bagels. Perhaps Art is not a member since he is in a nuthouse.
14-year-old Garth accompanies his physician father into the mines of Escator where scores of hardened criminals work endlessly, harvesting a precious commodity known as Gloam. Like his father, he is gifted with the healing Touch. He lays hands on one prisoner and discovers a horrifying secret that could shake the kingdom of Escator to its foundations.
Since the time of pre-history carpetmakers have tied intricate knots to form carpets for the court of the Emperor. These carpets are made from the hair of wives and daughters; they are so detailed and fragile that each carpetmaker finishes only one single carpet in his entire lifetime. But one day the empire of the God Emperor vanishes and strangers begin to arrive from the stars to follow the trace of the hair carpets. What these strangers discover is beyond all belief.
The first in the Carpthanian vampire romances, reissued with a bonus short story included.
Tal Hawkins intends to destroy the Duke of Olasko, the nemesis who annihilated his people. In order to do so he must insinuate himself into the duke's confidence and carry out his most heinous and dangerous commands. But eventually Tal cannot comply, and ends up imprisoned and left to die in the Fortress of Despair.
Tal Hawkins has succeeded in wreaking revenge on Kaspar, the evil duke of Olasko. Banished to a distant land, Kaspar begins a journey that reduces him to the role of a farmhand. The former ruler endures dangers and horrors as he struggles to return home. Nefarious powers are again in motion, and Kaspar discovers a threat not seen across the land since the legendary Riftwar and Serpentwar: a dark empire seeks entrance to Midkemia. Now it is up to Kaspar to save Midkemia from the threat of utter destruction.
Rob's sister Chloe lies in a coma after a riding accident, trapped in a forest of dreams between life and death. But then a dark druid shape-shifts his way into Rob's life and brings hope: he knows the way through the Unworld, where he claims Chloe is imprisoned.
THE CONJUROR'S GAME, THE CANDLE MAN, and FINTAN'S TOWER in one volume.
This collection of short stories challenges the genre by taking real-life horrors from today's headlines and turning them into real-life nightmares. Traditional horror is blended with current political and sociological themes such as slavery, war, and capital punishment.
To the Romans, the greatest enemy the Republic ever faced was not the Goths or Huns, nor even Hannibal, but rather a ferocious and brilliant king on the distant Black Sea: Mithridates Eupator VI, the last king of Pontus, known to history as Mithridates the Great.
The Battle of Gettysburg has become the great "what if" of American history. Gettysburg unfolds an alternate path and creates for General Robert E. Lee the victory he might have won.
Michael and Jillian, happily married for three years, are driving home from a party when Michael sees a lost little girl by the side of the road. He follows her directions to a house haunted by the whispers of young girls - a house Michael has never seen before and cannot find again. He begins to see odd figures watching him from the roadside or the woods. And after one terrifying visit from these beings, Jillian awakens a changed woman. Her personality completely altered, she is now cruel and vindictive. In danger of losing the wife he has known, Michael must unravel the mystery surrounding him and reckon with a force he never dreamed of.
As Meredith Gentry faces new and ominous enemies, her dark, erotic encounters grow ever stronger - and threaten to consume her. She needs her allies now more than ever, especially since fate will lead her into the arm of Mistral, Master of Storms, the queen's new captain of the guard. Their passion will reawaken powers long forgotten among the warriors of the sidhe. Pain and pleasure await her - and danger, as well - for some at that court seek only death.
Only one quarter into the 21st century and the weather goes wild. Most alarmingly, the earth begins to tilt over on its axis and worldwide panic looms. It's up to a few individuals to do something about it while the corporations, governments and experts still squabble.
A horribly deformed but magical being finds its way through a carnival of freaks to the palace of an evil despot, who sees in it the potential to be the instrument by which his plans of conquest and brutal domination of a continent will be realized.
23 years have passed since Galen Arvad first exposed the deep magic. Galen and his clan suffer an endless war in the realm of the dragonkings; a gruesome kingdom of the undead arises in the faery domain, and in the relam of the reanimated rusting titans, a tyrant goblin's lust for conquest goes unchecked. A new generation of heroes is needed.
Paul Carpenter has graduated from office junior to clerk for the H.W. Wells organization. He has wrestled with goblins, travelled hundreds of miles in the blink of an eye, and spent hours doing dangerous office admin. He has been transferred to the pest control department.
Tony, a former street kid-turned-producer, is behind a new TV series about a vampire detective. But what is real and what is fantasy? The answers are to be found in a wizard who has come to Earth from another dangerous dimension - and he's been followed. Vancouver setting.
Matt Franklin and his companions attempt to rob the Securicor van but two of them are shot dead and another fatally wounded. And now someone is going after the rest of them - and their families too. How are the government and British army implicated? And what lurks within a secret research establishment in the English countryside?
Prequel to WOUNDS and VOICE OF THE BLOOD. The vampire Ricar recounts the story of his origins. Vampires, I've often observed, love to reminisce.
Conrad is young, good at heart, and yet is apparently suffering from the effects of such bad karma that there is nothing in his future but terrible things. He's sent in disguise to Stallery Mansion to infiltrate the magical fortress that has power over the whole town of Stallchester. He is to discover the identity of the person who is affecting his Fate so badly and then kill that person. But things start to go very strangely for Conrad the moment he meets a boy named Christopher.
Demon-mother Mia uses the Power of Thirteen to arrive in 1999 New York in the body of Susannah Dean: at stake is a certain vacant lot. Eddie and Roland, meanwhile, are in 1977 Maine where they will encounter gunfire and the author of a book entitled SALEMS' LOT.
A halfbreed's search for a mysterious slave woman leads her to a lawless land of dark dunmagic and an evil that poses a threat to all the Isles of Glory.
Centuries in the past mankind fought the Enemy from sector to sector across the Spiral Arm until the war ground to a standstill and the Enemy withdrew. Believing that they had won, the citizens of the galaxy rebuilt. The Inner Worlds, which had escaped the worst of the war's ravages, became even more insular, while the Rim worlds adopted a free and easy way with law and order. Now, hundreds of years after their withdrawal, the Enemy is back - and this time they'll be satisfied with nothing less than the extinction of the galaxy.
The conclusion to the "Venus" quartet is set in the future in the undersea city of Venus, the site of an experiment to bring two lost souls to life. Salvaged from beneath the sea and rebuilt under a dome, Venus is resurrected with a vast network of advanced computers that regulate the environment, including air.
Yuri Kirov is rescued by pirates from the refugee camps that house the survivors of an alien attack on his planet. He becomes a pirate captain until caught and sentenced to life in prison. But Earthhub agents release him to become a weapon in an interstellar power struggle. Canadian author.
Sequel to WOLFSKIN. The terrible secret surrounding a young man's paternity comes to light in the new land settled by Eyvind and his people. It will set in motion a chain of events that could send the best and brightest on a journey to discover the truth.
Prince Conrig of Cathra - who waits patiently as his father the king wastes slowly away - has hatched a plan in league with his lover, the seductive sorcerss Princess Ullanoth of Moss. And if their secret alliance succeeds in its goal, the warring kingdoms of High Blenholm will be united once and for all - under the iron hand of one supreme ruler.
Conrig now rules all of High Blenholme but still must keep his illicit magical powers hidden. He must also thwart the schemes of Prince Beynor, brother to the Conjure Queen. And now it looks as if the Trove of Danasilo may fall into the wrong hands.
Plague, civil war, and rampant genetic engineering have spawned chaos and devastation throughout Africa. Nicolas Hyde and his team are investigating a reported massacre in a remote corner of the Congo when they are attacked by a band of ape-like creatures. Despite a government cover-up, Nick is determined to discover the origin of the fierce creatures.
Borel, Prince of the Winterwood has been dreaming of a beautiful, golden-haired maiden for several nights. He believes that she truly exists and that she is in terrible danger. To save her, Borel must travel to the land of faery and face the dark danger that awaits him.
A collection of stories set in the world of Mithgar.
H. G. Wells witnesses the epic battle between Martians and Earthlings. Wells and his companions go from drafty London flats to the steamy Sahara, to the surface of the moon, and beyond to discover the truth about the Martian invasion.
A new edition of a beloved children's classic first published in 1926 in Britain. In a quasi-medieval estalishment, the young son of Master Nathaniel Chanticleer eats the city's forbidden fairy fruit. A haunting tale that questions where fantasy ends and real life begins.
Kharl is the best cooper in Brysta, one of the major cities in Nordia. Kharl is jailed and tortured for crimes he did not commit. When he is released, he is on the run with only a few coins in his pocket and a staff and book of power from the woman who was slain. Kharl is about to learn a new, very different skill.
Chris Corin observes that the people around him, his friends and fellow townsfolk are acting oddly. They're stalking him, threatening him, and accusing him of being responibile for changes they've noticed in themselves. He starts to wonder whether all this abuse is really justified.
Takeshi Kovacs (of ALTERED CARBON and BROKEN ANGELS) returns to his home planet of Harlan's World to face the political fallout of a squandered revolution, the ghost of Quellcrist Falconer, and a younger version of himself.
Sa Mangsang, a strange seismic disturbance in the south Pacific, has put the world in a fighting mood and Remo is ready to face it head-on.
The Econo-War stories, collected into a continuous novel-length narrative. The galaxy, united by FTL travel, is divided into two battling factions who contend for dominance by economic maneuvering. Only one thing can avert an outbreak of violence: a talisman of great power lost for millenia on a minor world called Earth.
Louis Wu becomes enmeshed in interspecies intrigue as war and a new weapon threaten to tear apart Ringworld forever. The future of Ringworld will lie in its children: Tunesmith the Ghoul protector, Acolyte the exiled son of Speaker-to-animals, and Wembleth the strange Ringworld native with a mysterious past.
DARK PIPER and DREAD COMPANION in a single volume.
The identical sisters Drucilla, Sabina, and Tamara, are princesses in a realm plagued by incursions, raiding parties, and more serious conflicts with Gurlyon, the land to their North. When they are kidnapped as part of a plot to undermine their father's domain, their captors thrust the princesses into a deep recess in a bizarre underworld called the Dismals. Once there, they must fend off hideous creatures, and a young man who claims to be lord of this dark, forbidding realm.
"Greetings from the dead". Maxwell Broadbent, notorious treasure hunter and tomb robber, left behind this videotape after his mysterious disappearance. The final challenge to Maxwell's three sons is to find the buried treasure and priceless Mayan codex. Hot in pursuit, a ruthless CEO from a pharmaceutical company sends mercenaries who want to find the codex and treasures first.
Two Victorian magicians are locked in a bitter competition. Both perform the same amazing illusion and the effects of that illusion and their competition persist for a century afterward.
Set in the time of the Revolutionary War, the magical destiny of the Kirkwood family is taken from the heart of Great Britain to America's troubled shores.
27 new stories told from the aliens' side of encounters with human beings, from such inventive SF authors as Robert Sawyer, Laura Resnick, Harry Turtledove, Janis Ian, and Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
Roxanne Bonaventure is granted the ability to travel anywhere in space and time.
A woman missing for 20 years is finally found: on Mars, as skeletal remains. To find out what happened to her, Retrieval Artist Miles Flint must locate the woman's children, who have been in hiding ever since their mother vanished.
Jake Sullivan has cheated death: he's discarded his doomed biological body and copied his consciousness into an android form. The new Jake soon finds love, something that eluded him when he was encased in flesh: he falls for the android version of Karen, a woman rediscovering all the joys of life now that she's no longer constrained by a worn-out body. But suddenly Karen's son sues her, claiming that by uploading into an immortal body, she has done him out of his inheritance. Even worse, the original version of Jake, consigned to die on the far side of the moon, has taken hostages there, demanding the return of his rights of personhood. In the courtroom and on the lunar surface, the future of uploaded humanity hangs in the balance. Recommended.
First collection of short stories from the award-winning Canadian author. 10 stories.
Although Mia Luchese comes from a long line of vampire hunters, she's never believed in the supernatural - until actually attacked by vampires. What she doesn't know is that sexy SWAT team leader Colin Foxe, her rescuer and former lover, is also a vampire. Colin doesn't want to mate with a mere mortal, but his attraction to Mia is blistering. To get to the bottom of the attack on her, he is forced to reveal his real identity -- and Mia hers. But a generations-old battle that should rip them apart cannot break the bond that has their souls hungering for an eternity of ecstasy in each other's arms....
Three terrorist missiles have struck three jetliners filled with innocent people. Retired General Douglas Freeman, using a team of "retired" Special Forces operatives and a top-secret, still-unproven stealth attack craft, sets off to obliterate the source of the missiles, a weapons stockpile in North Korea. Some desktop warriors expect Freeman to fail-especially when an unexpected foe meets his team on the Sea of Japan.
17 year old Cassie Brittman travels with her mother to the family farm when they learn that her grandfather is dying. There Cassie finds herself at the centre of an age-old battle between two supernatural clans - the sinister, dark Red Clan, and her own family, the Green Clan. It turns out that Cassie's granfather is half nature spirit, half human.
Tech troubleshooter Tony Ricci has been recruited by Saint Vidicon - the patron saint of computer geeks - to combat the forces of evil that wreak havoc within all things technological.
Sequel to WARP SPEED. Steve Montana is given a strange hardware device and asked to reverse engineer it. He soon learns that the hardware came from unfriendly aliens who were skirmishing with secret US spaceships. Unfortunately, he only learns this when the aliens abduct him and hold him prisoner - along with a Russian girl - on a spaceship orbiting Saturn.
Gwenore has lived in terrified captivity for years, not understanding why her mother, the evil Rhiamon, so loathes her. She finally escapes, changes her name to Mary Singer, and becomes nursemaid to the children of the magical king of Lir - until the king marries Rhiamon. What can Mary do to save the lives of the children - and her own?
Turtledove and his colleagues turn the past upside down and inside out working with possibilities of endless alternate histories.
As the Derlavian War rages into its last and greatest battles, allied nations maneuver for advantage over one another in the postwar world. But before that time can come, the forces of Algarve, Unkerlant, and their allies must clash a final time, countering army with army and battle magic with ever-more-powerful battle magic. In the midst of it all, the people the war has battered and reshaped must struggle to face their greatest individual challenges, as loves are shattered and found, terrible crimes avenged...and some journeys end forever. Nor will the end of war bring lasting peace...
A boy born and raised in a static, stratified society, comes into conflict with it, and eventually is driven into rebellion. Vance's first Hugo-award winning novel.
Alexandra Keller is Chicago's most brilliant reconstructive surgeon. Michael Cyprien is New Orleans' most reclusive millionaire - and in desperate need of Dr. Keller's skills. Vampire romance.
Begins a new series set in the universe of Honor Harrington. The Star Kingdom's ally Erewhon is growing dangerously restive. And when the Kingdom's agent Captain Zilwicki and the Queen's niece travel to Erewhon to investigate, they are entangled in plots and counterplots by the Republic of Haven, the Solarian League, and a radical freed slave organization.
Prince Roger MacClintock, an heir to the galaxy's Throne of Man, was stranded on Marduk along with the human Marines sent to protect him and faithful native alien warriors. In his absence a palace coup seized control of the interstellar Empire: his mother is drugged and captured, his brother is dead, and Roger is branded an outlaw and traitor. As the barbarian planet Marduk discovered, you never mess with a MacClintock!
Award-winningjournalist Sam Weller spent hundreds of hours interviewing Ray Bradbury, his editors, friends, and family members to tell the story of an 84 year old literary genius and his remarkable creative journey. This biography includes never before published letters, documents, and photographs.
The new technology of matter transfer prompts renewed questioning of what it means to be alive, as well as allowing criminals new opportunities to prosper. Two criminal investigators, ex-partners and ex-lovers, are thrown together in an attempt to find the deadly Twinmaker. If an identical copy of a person is made, are both legally alive? If one of those people is subsequently killed, leaving the other alive and well, has a murder been committed?
One night in October when he was ten years old, Tyler Dupree stood in his back yard and watched the stars go out, replaced by a flat, empty black barrier. As Tyler and his friends Jason and Diane grow up, space probe reveals a bizarre truth: The barrier is artificial, generated by huge alien artifacts. Time is passing faster outside the barrier than inside - more than a hundred million years per day on Earth. At this rate, the death throes of the sun are only about forty years in our future. Recommended.
Elen, the daughter of a Welsh chieftain, believed that nothing could withstand her retribution against her family's killer. But the evil sorceress Morgaine had other plans - an elaborate plan to cause Elen to betray all she held dear, including her new ally, the High King. Still holding fast to hope, facing deadly foes seen and unseen, Elen traveled through the wild mountains to find a magical weapon to strike down the sorceress. Sir Geraint, her only companion, would risk life and love to complete their quest - but never honor. Would Elen, too, choose honor and the future over revenge and a shattered past?
In a mythical Chinese Empire eight girls pledge jin-shei, a special friendship that confers reciprocal life-long loyalty: a poet, a warrior, an orphan, a scholar, a sage, a gypsy girl, the daughter of a captain in the Imperial Guard, a healer, and the empress. The pledges change the course of history.
The life Anghara knows has ended; everyone she loved is dead or doomed. And now she must flee far from her home or die at the hands of her half-brother Sif. A defenseless child is adrift in an unfamiliar world, pursued by the minions of a false king whose brutality knows no bounds. But Anghara has a great destiny that reaches beyond the borders of the troubled realm she must one day rule - and a miraculous gift to be awakened in secret and fortified in a distant desert land at once beautiful, mysterious, and perilous: an awesome and frightening power called Sight.
The top fantasy and horror writers from classic to current authors, from J.R.R. Tolkien to J.K. Rowling, are featured. Entries include a short biography, representative quotes, and a detailed account of each author's best books in the genre.
Eve Levine - half-demon, black witch and devoted mother - has been dead for three years but has a great house, an interesting love life and can't be killed again. All she needs to do is find a way to communicate with her daughter, Savannah, and she'll be happy. But Eve owes the Fates a favor and they call it in: an evil spirit called the Nix has escaped from hell. She feeds on chaos and death, and the Fates want Eve to hunt her down before she does any more damage.
When Agent Cormac learns that an old enemy has resurrected a brass killing machine called Mr. Crane, he sets out in pursuit aboard the attack ship Jack Ketch - whilst scientist Mika begins discovering the horrifying truth about that ancient technology ostensibly produced by the alien Jain.
Some of the Heliothane's enemies have escaped into the past, wreaking havoc through time. The worst of these is Cowl, an artificially forced advance in human evolution. And there is Cowl's pet, the torbeast, hunting through time and the alternates, growing vast and dangerous, and continuing to feed.
Only the native hoopers will risk the voracious appetites of the wildlife and venture outside the island Dome on the remote ocean planet of Spatterjay. But somewhere out there is Spatterjay Hoop himself, a legendary renegade. Monitor Keech will not rest until he brings Spatterjay to justice for hideous crimes committed centuries ago during the Prador Wars.
The year is 1240. It is the reign of King Louis IX and a man enters the life of Isabelle of France, born heir to the throne. He becomes her icon, her soul's other half, and her destiny - a man who may, in fact, be far more than an ordinary man. His bloodline goes back to the Holy Land, and he is far, far older than he appears.
Kane and the exiles face a desperate and perhaps impossible task: they must stop Lord Enlil and the nine Baron Overlords from claiming Earth as their own.
Time is running out for the creatures of Wyvernwood - it won't be long before Men lay waste to the Great Refuge in a bid to kill one another. Now is the moment for the Diamond Dragon, the Glass Dragon, and the Heart of All Dragons to be joined. But there are still many dangers ahead for the children of the great dragon Stormfire, and many old enemies - like the dread Griffinkin - waiting for a chance to have their revenge.
The war between Farsala and Hrum begins. The separate resistance movement begun by Jiaan and Kavi has hindered the Hrum's victory. Soraya has important strategic information and must come together with Jiaan and Kavi if they want to successfully defend their homeland. Mistrust, hatred, and Time's Wheel seem destined to keep them apart.
May, 1942: as American naval forces are underway to the island of Midway to confront the Japanese fleet, a multinational task force from the year 2021 materializes in the midst of the American ships with devastating consequences. And the disaster has only begun to unfold.
Saito Yamagata thinks Mercury's position will make it an ideal orbit point for satellites that could someday create enough power to propel starships into deep space. He hires Dante Alexios to bring his dreams to life. Astrobiologist Victor Molina thinks the water at Mercury's poles may harbor evidence of life, and hopes to achieve fame and glory by proving it. Bishop Elliot Danvers has been sent by the powerful Earth-based "New Morality" to keep close tabs on Molina's endeavors, which threaten to produce results contrary to fundamentalist teachings. Three of these men are blissfully unaware of their shared history and how it ties into one of mankind's greatest tragedies.
Hugo Award winner and sequel to THE CURSE OF CHALION. Ista yearns to ease her troubled conscience and undertakes a pilgrimage, a journey of atonement and apology to the gods. But danger greater than any she can forsee lies ahead. Chalion is soon under threat again, this time from an insidious evil that only Ista can stop.
Harry Dresden must save Chicago from black magic and necromancy - all in a day's work for the city's only professional wizard.
Year after year, season after season, for as long as Darak's people could remember, the battle of the Oak and the Holly had taken place, bringing an end to Winter and the rebirth of Spring. But this year the battle went wrong as Darak's brother became possessed by the spirit of the Holly. To free him, Darak must undertake a quest to restore the very balance of nature.
The new caretaker of Harrow House must have been very inexperienced. Even most neophytes would know that, if you have a large, ramshackle structure crammed with unspeakable evil, it's rarely wise to try to spruce it up or make minor repairs. You're almost certain to unleash horror not just into the yard but into the entire village, maybe even the whole of upstate New York.
13 year old Cosmo Hill of Satellite City has been dipped in vaccine and has been sent to the Clarissa Frayne Institute for Parentally Challenged Boys - freight class. Here boys are used as human guinea pigs to test dangerous products.
Artemis Fowl is in Germany, engaged in art theft, without memory of the fairy people and not knowing his nemesis, Opal, is free and determined to get revenge. Captain Holly Short comes to the surface to rescue Artemis, but Opal abducts both of them to further her plans of destroying the fairy world.
In TunFaire, a city of gorgeous women, powerful sorcerers and dangerous magic, the beautiful, criminally insane daughter of a comatose crime boss has some lascivious designs on private investigator Garrett - who now has to figure out why everyone is suddenly after him.
When a Viking ship misses North America and drifts ashore in an ancient Mayan city, two cultures collide. The warrior Tyrthbrand and the high priestess Lady Two Bird must form an unlikely alliance to fight for their very lives. And as the clouds of war cover the earth, the Viking and Mayan gods are thrown into an ethereal conflict that could threaten the foundations of both Heavens and the Underworld.
When her Field Base is mysteriously attacked, Dr. Mackenzie Connor must flee for her life. Joining forces with an alien archaeologist, she escapes to his planet on a quest to find a defense against the unknown aggressor - before they launch a full-scale invasion of Earth. Recommended.
Returning to her research facility on Earth in time for spring migration, Mac believes she is now free to pick up her life again. But the enemy is on the move, destroying one planet after another. And, summoned to a gathering of the Inter Species Union, Mac becomes part of the desperate search to stop the enemy no matter what the cost. But the only help Mac can find may bring destruction as easily as salvation.
The English are at war, not with a foreign power but amongst themselves; a mighty Civil War that threatens to destroy a nation. A great pestilence is upon the land and the newly restored Charles II sits upon the throne trying to hold chaos at bay...and he is one of the major players in this drama. And he is not alone.
Violence racks Cinnabar. Lt. Leary serves under an officer whose paranoia has already led him to execute crewmen. Elements within the Republic want to draw the most accomplished intelligence agent Adele Mundy into a conspiracy. Leary and Mundy fight their way through to a space battle against an overwhelming Alliance force.
After decades of warfare the five tribes of the Tiste Edur are united under the Warlock King of Hiroth. Now as a gathering for a pivotal treaty with Lether nears, ancient forces are awakening, preparing for an impending struggle.
THE GOLDEN QUEEN and BEYOND THE GATE (originally published under the name Dave Wolverton) in a single volume.
Begins an alternate history series. What if the Cherokees, when driven west, did not give in to tribal warfare, but united and found allies among the politicans of the day? And what if escaping slaves bolstered their resistance? What sort of Indian Nation would America have then faced in the days of western expansion?
A collection of stories from the award-winning Canadian author.
Stories on the three aspects of the Triple Goddess - from Huff, Hoffman, de Lint, Nye, Patton, Lindskold, West and more.
16 year old Jasmine has made a new friend - Coriolas, sent to Earth as a refugee from a civil war at home light years away. But Coriolas doesn't exactly provide order for Jaz's tumultuous life - she must come to terms with his tendency, when under stress, to morph wildly back and forth between genders.
Legend tells of a mighty sword that makes its possessor invincible. But a curse falls on anyone who lifts the sword for conquest. Unafraid, King Kareed of Archeld pursues the sword and wins it from the King of Bellandra. When he returns home from battle, King Kareed carries two special gifts for his daughter, Princess Torina. One is a unique crystal in which she can view the future. The other is the defeated king's son, Landen, who is to be her slave. Torina releases Landen, who joins the king's army and befriends her. But then Landen is accused of plotting against the king. What must Torina do to save her kingdom?
When cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse sees a naked man on the side of the road, she doesn't just drive on. Turns out the poor thing hasn't a clue who he is, but Sookie does. It's Eric the vampire - but now he's a kinder, gentler Eric. And a scared Eric, because whoever took his memory now wants his life.
Sookie's brother Jason eyes start to change and she knows that he's about to turn into a were-panther for the first time. Jason is accused of sniper attacks and Sookie has until the next full moon to find out who is behind the sniper attacks, unless the killer decides to find her first.
Gossamyr, half faerie and half mortal, must use both her wits and fighting ability when she confronts the Red Lady of Paris. The Red Lady plots to destroy faeries who linger in the mortal world. But this is Gossamyr's first trip to the mortal world.
Award-winning anthologists Jane Yolen and Patrick Nielsen Hayden have combed through a year's worth of books and magazines and websites to find the most outstanding fantasy and science fiction stories of 2004 - including entries from Garth Nix, S. M. Stirling, and David Gerrold.
Dr. Hunt receives a phone call from a version of himself in a parallel world. That was the first step in bridging the gap between the parallel universes of the multiverse. Earth and the giant humanoids from Thuria must again face an old menace alive in a parallel universe.
Ryhope Wood, Mythago Wood, is the great forest steeped in mystery, whose heart contains secrets that change all who come there. Alex Bradley is a damaged and visionary child. Little does he know that the distorted creations of his mind are alive inside nearby Ryhope Wood. When the forest claims him, his father goes in pursuit, along with a scientific expedition looking for the secret of "mythago-genesis..." But inside Ryhope, Alex has created a hundred forms of the Trickster-all of them seeking their maker, and all of them deadly. Recommended.
H. W. Wells seems a respectable establishment, but the company that employs Paul Carpenter is in fact a deeply sinister organization with a mighty peculiar agenda. Sequel to IN YOUR DREAMS.
These 23 stories represent the newest crop of the best speculative fiction from Canada.
The otter Udolphus Beck discovers a darker side to the city of Vequince as he attempts to unravel a menacing intrigue.
Policewoman Diana London, unknown to the citizens of her small town, is a shape-shifting werewolf on the track of a killer vampiress. Through erotic dreams she is drawn to Llyr, king of the faeries.
In a small California mountain town, a steady rain begins followed by an obscuring fog, and soon the town is isolated from the rest of the world. The rain and fog are replaced by a gray-purple twilight, and within this gloom a small band of neighbours encounters something that reveals in a instant what is happening to the world.
Once the trusted aide to powerful military commander Kyros, freeborn Lauria hunted down his escaped slaves. But during a mission to infiltrate the bandit tribe known as the Alashi, Lauria's loyalties shifted. When her identity was discovered, she was cast out by both sides. Now Lauria is determined to regain the trust of the Alashi, and, with the help of her blood-sister Tamar, liberate those she once returned to captivity. But they cannot accomplish the daunting task alone. Desperate for a spell-chain to free a mine slave, Lauria turns to her enemies-the Sisterhood of Weavers-and apprentices herself to a sorceress. But learning to harness magic will come at a greater price than she ever imagined.
Eric Banyon discovers he has a younger brother, Magnus, who has run away from home to escape his dysfunctional family. Magnus is now in New York, where a demon called Bloody Mary stalks the streets and preys on young, homeless children.
A man struggles to retain his humanity despite the fact he is demon-possessed by a demon as part of a nightmarish plot to control the forces of hell.
The complete novel A PLAGUE OF DEMONS plus five short novels and more are packed into 448 pages compiled by Eric Flint.
The first unitary edition of Laumer's epic trilogy of cross-time travel edited by Eric Flint. American Brion Bayard was abducted on the streets of Stockholm and thrust into a truck. His abductors were from a parallel Earth - the Earth of the Imperium - which is at war with yet another parallel Earth. Bayard finds himself guarding his new homeland from internal enemies and invaders from the other side of time.
Ciaran Matheson inherited the lordship of Ciorram Clan when his father Dylan died. Ciaran has the knowledge that his father came from the future by magic. Ciaran also inherited the friendship of the fairie, Sinnan, who counsels him about the upcoming war with the British. Final book of the series.
Going through family papers after the deaths of her elderly foster parents, Mira Fenn finds documents that pique her curiosity about her vanished mother and the reasons behind her strange childhood and adoption. Travelling back to New Mexico, she finds her childhood home now painted in innumerable colors. As Mira continues to investigate her mother's life, events take stranger and stranger turns. Even as Mira begins to suspect the power to which she may be heir, the house itself appears to be waking up...
Kerris has spent 17 years training his mind as scholar and scribe of Tornor. His brother Kel is one of the chearis - the dancing warriors of Arun - who teaches him the beauty of patterning. This gift has given order, peace and beauty to the cheari culture. But all too soon will Kerris need to draw upon his talents. The city of Elath is in the throes of psychic warfare - and as he learns the ways of the warrior of the battlefield, he will also discover what it means to love.
Aisling Grey (of YOU SLAY ME) is back - and in more trouble than ever. She thought being a courier would be easy. It's not. She thought being a Guardian would come naturally. It doesn't. She thought she could get out of being a wyvern's mate. She can't. And she never thought she'd be irresistible to men. But she is.
In a bleak and gritty England, in a fantastical Age of Industry, the wealth that comes from magic is both revered and reviled. Here, an ambitious young man is haunted by his childhood love - a woman determined to be a part of a world he despises. Recommended.
In the same world as THE LIGHT AGES. To save her only son from the ravages of consumption, the great-grandmistress of the Telegraphers Guild, Alice Meynell, has made a bargain with a former lover - a changeling in the land of Einfall - to do whatever is necessary to cure him. Once healthy, her son is torn between his duty to lead the guild and his love for a servant girl. But Alice has chosen her son's destiny, and she'll see him achieve it, even if it means bringing the Age of Light to an end.
Duke and Earl are just passing through Rockwood County in their pick-up truck when they stop at the Diner for a quick bite to eat. They aren't planning to stick around-until Loretta, the eatery's owner, offers them $100 to take care of her zombie problem. Given that Duke is a werewolf and Earl's a vampire, this looks right up their alley. But the shambling dead are just the tip of a particularly spiky iceberg. Seems someone's out to drive Loretta from the Diner, and more than willing to raise a little Hell on Earth if that's what it takes. Before Duke and Earl get to the bottom of the Diner's troubles, they'll run into such otherworldly complications as undead cattle, an amorous ghost, a jailbait sorceress, and the terrifying occult power of pig-latin.
Caroline kissed every frog in the swamp until she found the one that turned into a prince - only Prince Hal isn't the handsome specimen she expected to find. Unless she can learn to love the princely sum of his parts, it'll be unhappily ever after.
The classics BEAST MASTER and LORD OF THUNDER, featuring Hosteen Storm, in a single volume.
16 stories, including contributions from Dianna Wynne Jones, Garth Nix, Lloyd Alexander, Nancy Farmer, Meredith Ann Pierce and Patricia McKillip. Recommended.
Young Eragon finds a polished blue stone that brings him a fledgling dragon. With only the guidance of an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller, he and the dragon must navigate the perils of an empire ruled by an evil king. Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders?
When an engineer is exiled and his wife executed, his anger, grief and sense of injustice make him devote himself to a terrible cause - the complete annihilation of the city that cast him out. But he will not be able to achieve this by himself. Somehow he needs to start a war.
Roundworld's history is going all wrong. The Unseen University suspects that it might have been the devastating refutation of Sir Arthur Nightingale's book on natural selection from an obscure country vicar called Charles Darwin. Darwin's bestselling Theology of Species confirmed the divine design of living creatures. But this is all wrong, and it's up to the wizards to get history going properly.
Tiffany Aching, a hag from a long line of hags, leaves home and is apprenticed to a "real" witch. This time, will the thievin', fightin' and drinkin' skills of the Nac Mac Feegle - the Wee Free Men - be of use, or must Tiffany rely on her own talents?
It's only when a monstrous centaur appears from nowhere to chase him along the Thames River in London that Joshua Cross becomes aware of his future. He begins an epic journey that will lead him to the very depths of the Underworld. Before he can return home, he must face the man who destroyed his father.
Los Angeles: Soledad O'Roark is an MTac, a policewoman whose job it is to hunt down metanormals and kill them. On her first mission she uses an unapproved weapon and is put into a desk job. But soon she forces her way back onto the street. She is back killing mutants, learning to never trust anyone.
A strange explosion rocks the antiquities collection of a London museum, setting off alarms in clandestine organizations around the world. Lady Kara Kensington's family paid a high price in money and blood to found the gallery that now lies in ruins. And now the search for answers is about to lead Kara, her friend Safia al-Maaz, the gallery's brilliant and beautiful curator, and their guide, the international adventurer Omaha Dunn, into a world they never dreamed actually existed: a lost city buried beneath the Arabian desert, where something astonishing is waiting.
Karen Donovan no sooner marries bestselling novelist Philip Kaye than he leaves on a book tour, leaving her with his Provincetown mansion and his sullen, black-clad teenage daughter Jessie. She soon begins to suspect that Jessie is channeling the spirit of an axe-murderess.
When their magic failed Elantrians became wizened, leper-like, powerless creatures, and Elantris itself dark, filthy, and crumbling. The new capital, Kae, crouches in the shadow of Elantris and there Princess Sarene of Teod comes to marry Crown Prince Raoden. But Raoden has already died. Sarene uses her new widow status to counter battle political intrigues, not knowing that Prince Raoden is not dead, but stricken by the same curse that ruined Elantris.
As a private investigator (and third-rate sorcerer) Thraxas has faced all sorts of impossible odds. It is therefore time for a well-earned rest. Solving the crimes of orcs and elves would tire the most talented of operators. As Thraxas can hardly be classed among their number, he feels very tired indeed.
Her ship's in shambles, her boyfriend's dumped her and she's frankly out of funds. Captain Trilby Elliot hopes her luck has changed when a high-tech fightercraft crash lands at her repair site. Finders keepers. She can sell the ship as salvage, pocket the profits. Except for one small problem: the pilot, Rhis, is still alive and intent on commandeering her ship. And another much larger problem: someone very powerful and very important wants Trilby Elliot dead.
The benevolent super-beings of Arisia make Virgil Samms the first human to receive a lens, giving him, among other things, telepathic powers). But he'll have to earn it by establishing the Galactic Patrol, a group that will protect the universe from the evil Eddorians. Samms must also dodge assassination attempts while helping Rod "The Rock" Kinnison, win the presidency of North America.
Derek Vandeveer, one of the world's top cyber security theorists accepts a job with a brand new national security agency and becomes involved in the search to determine who is attacking a top secret US satellite.
Second-Best Sailor wants to sail his boat and trade with the wandering Neanderthals. His comfortable lifestyle vanishes in an instant when the reefwives tell him that a Cosmic Unity mission fleet is heading for his homeworld. Samuel, a Servant of Unity XIV, wants to spread the message of Cosmic Unity. Flung together by fate these two find themselves on opposite sides of a battle for hearts and minds.
Miriam Beckstein, a successful reporter, is fired by the editor when she uncovers a money-laundering scheme. Before the day is over, she receives a locket left by her mother. Hypnotized by the knotwork pattern on the locket, she has transported herself to a parallel world of knights who chase their prey with automatic weapons and where her true family is in charge. Whoever killed her mother in the other world will be happy to see Miriam dead before she claims her mother's fortune and power. Recommended.
Vicar Obadiah Demurral, greedy and power hungry, has welcomed the darkness and has become a powerful shadowmancer-sorcerer. Young Rapnah has come to reclaim a precious artifact that Demurral has stolen. Rapnah, Thomas, and Kate join forces against Demurral in a war between good and evil that brings them face to face with the powers of darkness.
After the king of Alson is assassinated, the young guardian Jarom of Diln is manipulated by a mysterious council into undertaking an impossible quest. He must recover the Crimson Sword, one of the mythical swords of Asahiel used by the elven avatars to forge the year. Yet the Demon Queen Spithaera has been awakened.
Side effects of an operation to remove a brain tumour turns a pediatric neurologist into a werewolf.
An tribute anthology dedicated to L. Sprague de Camp features stories in the same humourous adventure vein - de Camp style - by Poul Anderson, Frederik Pohl, David Drake, Judith Tarr, S.M. Stirling, Harry Turtledove and others.
A young man, struck by lightning, is believed to be marked by the gods as a keeper of the Norse religion's greatest secret. Stolen from his family, he grows up among mercenary warriors. Upon finally returning home he finds that war has broken out against the rising tide of Christianity. To save the Norse faith he embarks on a journey that takes him far beyond the boundaries of the known world.
Treachery greets Anghara upon her return to a realm suffering under the cruelty of the bloodthirsty tyrant Sif. In the dungeons of her enemy, she awaits an inevitable death, robbed of the gift that set her apart from all others. Yet those who have sworn to defend her will not rest until their cherished queen is safe, including one whose noble heart belongs to her alone. For young Anghara's remarkable destiny is greater than crowns and countries -- greater even than the fearsome Old Gods who must stand down to make way for the Changer of Days.
The war between the Hydrogues and Faeros continues to sweep across the Spiral Arm. Chairman Wenceslas and King Peter must now unify the human race with iron-fisted policies in a final bid to stand together or face total annihilation. Recommended.
Sequel to BOBBY'S GIRL, where brilliant young filmmaker Bobby Albertson found his true love, a beautiful blonde who is out of this world - literally. Now, she's taking him back home to meet the folks.
When Ryan Cawdor is gunned down and left for dead by the new Provisional U.S. Army, the rest of his survivalist group must try to stop the Army's brilliant commander from recreating America from his own crazed vision.
The master vampire Carlos Rivera is harder to kill than anyone thought. Damali gets word that horrific killings are taking place in Brazil. Deadly were-demons are on the loose, and their leader is seeking revenge for the death of her people.
Continues the story from ZANDRU'S FORGE set in the era of The Hundred Kingdoms, a lawless time of war and unrest on the planet Darkover. A legendary friendship is forged between King and Keeper, one which will ultimately bring about the end of all long-distance weapons.
His Tartarus stories, collected into book form for the first time.
Lord Ingrey kin Wolfcliff has been dispatched to the country estate of Prince Boleso. The prince has been murdered, and the accused killer is an orphaned young noblewoman. Since the Hallow King is approaching death and the crown in play, Ingrey has been sent to smooth over the political embarrassment and chaos. But all is not what it seems.
Caitlin Shepherd, a lowly GP, is allowed to cross the veil into the mystical Celtic Otherworld in search of a cure for the plague that has brought a new Dark Age to Britain. Her search takes her on a quest to the end of a land of dreams and nightmares to petition the gods.
These are the twight days, when eternal winter falls and the gods destroy themselves in civil war. Humanity's last chance lies with two friends, as different as night and day, but bound together by an awesome destiny - Hunter: a warrior, a rake, an assassin; Hal: a lowly records clerk. They must find the dreaming hero who will ride out of the mists of legend to save the world. But time is running out. This is the Dark Age.
In the century since the 1938 Martian invasion mankind has advanced, helped by confiscated Martian technology. But so have the Martians. This time no cold virus is going to stop them.
Duncan Makenzie travels from Titan as a diplomatic guest for the celebration of the 2276 Quincentennial.
In the bleak northlands, Grimnir, the living god of the plundering Vanir, is leading his hordes across Cimmeria. In the village of Gaud, the young warrior Kern, the "Wolf-Eye", has been exiled. It is he who is fated to confront the dreaded Grimnir. But as people rally to his side, even Kern does not know whether he leads them to deliverance, or certain death.
On a mission in the Holy Land, the young Praman warrior Else is attacked by a creature of the Dark - in effect, a minor god. Too ignorant to know that he can never prevail over such a thing, he fights it and wins, and in so doing, sets the terrors of the night against him. As a reward for his success, Else is sent as a spy to the heart of the Patriarchy to direct their attention away from further ventures into the Holy Lands. Dogged by hidden enemies and faithless allies, Else witnesses senseless butchery and surprising acts of faith as he penetrates to the very heart of the Patriarchy and rides alongside their armies in a new crusade against his own people. But the Night rides with him, too, sending two of its once-human agents from the far north to assassinate him.
After a bad fall Steve Kelley begins to sense things before they happen. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, physicist Mike McNair is working on finding the Higgs boson. Steve Kelley and Mike McNair, although they don't know it, are on a collision course.
Spanning 3 centuries, three separate strands are interwoven into one tale: the stories of a lost novel by Lord Byron, the daughter who tried to save it, and the woman who discovered her secret.
Sir Apropos of Nothing ends up in an ancient land that might or might not be a precursor to modern-day China. Faced with monsters and enemies, Apropos begins constructing a giant wall that seems to go on forever.
Parrish Plessis, sometime coup leader, paid assassin, and ex-bodyguard is trying to hold together the little empire she's inherited in the Tert and flush the high-tech parasite from her system before she becomes something so much less than human. She feels she can make everything right again if she can manage just one little task: bring down the media.
R'Shiel is mortally wounded and the only hope is the healing powers of the Harshini - magic beings long thought extinct. Meanwhile Taja Tenragen, R'Shiel's half brother is seeking an alliance with the Hythruns to stand against the invaders of Karien. But can Taja trust Damin Wolfblade, the Hythrun warlord with whom he has personally crossed blades upon the field of battle?
Condemned for lacking the horns so prized by her people, One-Horn's daughter must escape by riding one of the legendary flying horses to freedom - if she can stay on its back long enough. But to save a land where the dead walk and ghosts haunt the living, Rhiannon must convince the human apprentice witches she meets to trust the word of a wild, half-human girl.
Young Chicago commodities trader Marcus Walker is on a camping trip when he's kidnapped by a starship. Now he's on his way to be sold to a wealthy collector of primtive natives. His only ally is George, a talking dog.
Eleanor Grimm is a woman of desperate cunning, possessing unfathomable power. Driven by the enchantments found in fairy tales, she has bewitched the parents of Northwood, keeping them spellbound and distracted from her true agenda: claiming the most innocent of souls. For more than fifty years, she has been spiriting away Northwood's children. And now she has her sights on the Nailers' son and daughter!
Cray is a former hacker who works as a corporate spook chasing down the information traffickers who have turned the matters of business into a clandestine war, and war into profit. But an antitechnology cult known as the Inru has been waging its own battle - and now Cray is caught in the cross fire as his past threatens to rise from the grave he so carefully packed it in.
The story of Boudica, Celtic Queen who lived in 43 A.D. Betrayed by the Roman Empire, she would unleash her vengeance and become a goddess and true heroine to her own people.
Meet the Menagerie - a hodge-podge mix of other-world beings. But a sorcerer, a scientist, a sixteen year old demon, and the others all have one thing in common: a hunger for justice - no matter what the cost.
19 original stories about exploration, from Benford, Sheckley, Radford, Zakour, Josepha Sherman, Crowther, Rusch and others.
Gretchen, Magdalena, and Parker, continuing their work on the artifact, are unaware that the Imperial Mexican Priesthood has decided to wage a flower war on their planet in order to "blood" the Emperor's son.
Bisson, Benford, Kelly, Sargent, McDevitt, Asher and Wolfe are among those featured in the best of the previous year.
Master Vampire Rafferty O'Neill chooses the quaint tourist town of Santa del Sol, on the California coast, to set up a nest for himself and his small entourage. The only thing standing in his way is a beautiful, spirited, brunette shopkeeper, who refuses to consider selling her home to him - a home lying in the middle of his planned refuge.
A follow-up to the adventures of Takeo and Kaede in medieval Japan.
Susan Backstrom has dangerous family secrets. She joins friends in exploring a nearby haunted house. The teens discover that their friend is a ghost and that the house itself is a living, supernatural thing. With the help of three friends, the ghost, and the house, Susan has what she needs to build a new life if she dares. Recommended.
Short stories featuring the last ruler of the Picts, including one story recently uncovered and published here for the first time.
An unimaginable evil has burned its way across the globe in search of a kindred spirit, leaving in its wake the ashes of its victims. Now, in a small Pennsylvania town with a dark history of its own, it's found what it has been looking for.
Sequel to SMOKE AND SHADOWS. Tony and the cast and staff of DARKEST NIGHT, a syndicated TV series about a vampire detective, find themselves shooting an episode in an actual haunted house.
In this prequel to the WHEEL OF TIME, a battle has raged for three days in the city of Tar Valon. In the city a Foretelling of the future is uttered - "on the slopes of Dragonmount: an infant who will change the world is born."
Supernatural crime: Tommy O'Brien has just learned that he's going to die young. The self-professed loser's bungled plan to provide for his family's future leads him to a child whose touch can heal - and reveal that there are worse things than death.
Sequel to Stoker-winning THE RISING. A plague has turned nearly all of America's population into zombies. You'd think someone would notice.
Sequel to SILVER'S EDGE. The first battles are over and devastation racks both the Sidhe's Otherworld and the mortals' Shadowlands. With Nessa crossing between worlds, Cecily and Delphinea must battle the evil that edges closer.
A demon-hunting soccer mom goes back to work when a demon comes crashing into her suburban home intent on killing her. As she prepares an important dinner party for her husband it appears the dead demon did not come alone.
A motherless American girl living in Europe finds a medieval book and packet of letters that send her on a quest across Europe and into the past. What does the legend of Vlad the Impaler, the historical Dracula, have to do with the death of her father's friend, a history professor? Is it possible that Dracula has lived on?
Having cast their lot with the peaceful, plantlike Vines, humanity faces all-out war against the aggressive, technologically superior Furs. Their only hope? A virus designed by the vines to remove all aggressiveness from the Furs.
Sequel to SHADOW OF THE LION. Chernobog had almost conquered Venice until a small band of heroes awoke the city's guardian Lion-spirit. The demon has now allied himself with the King of Hungary to besiege the island of Corfu and rule the Adriatic. Trapped on the island and far from the Lion's help, Manfred and Erik lead guerillas against the foe, and Maria discovers ancient powers on the island that might repel the invaders - if she pays a bitter personal price.
Three complete novels, and a number of short stories from an oldtime master. Includes THE PIRATES OF ZAN, GATEWAY TO ELSEWHERE, and THE DUPLICATORS, and three short stories, including the title story, written in 1946.
Renfield's story is brought to light through a textual documentary brought about by Dr. Seward's diaries, professional journals, and wax cylinder recordings. We learn how Renfield became the unfortunate portal of evil for Count Dracula.
Shaftal would have a ruler again if the Earth witch, Karis G'deon consented to rule. She has enough power to heal the war-torn land and expel the Sainnites; but she chooses to live in obscurity while she waits for a sign. When a mysterious plague that kills both Sainnites and Shaftali is unleashed, Karis must act to save her beloved land from chaos and famine.
The anthropologist and priest Isabel Burke has been called to the barren planet of Virimund to study the human life on a planet where children do not age. One child is captured by the ExtraSolar corporation in order to study the secret of ageless existence.
Mitchell Swain, the richest man in the world, holds a press conference to announce 'the ultimate technological breakthrough.' No one knows what he was going to say - because he is assassinated before he can speak. out. But high-tech journalist Jennifer Rayne tries to find out. One step ahead of the government she follows clues to a scientist to whom Swain has funneled billions - and a bizarre technology which promises invincibility, immortality, and the ability to destroy any enemy. Mankind has entered the final arms race: it will last two days.
The conclusion of the quest to find a new hope for Queensdom's endangered world. Conrad Mursk has returned to Sol on the crippled starship Newhope with the frozen refugees of a failed colony known as Barnard's Star. A thousand years older, Mursk finds Sol on the brink of rebellion, while a fanatic necro cult is reviving death itself.
Brendan Vetch's agricultural gifts bring him to the attention of the enigmatic wizard Od. Brendan suddenly finds himself at the wizard's school in Kelior, where every potential mage is required by law to serve the Kingdom of Numis. But Brendan is far more than what he seems.
Astronaut Claire Logan is living her dream working on the space station Unity. But two days before her mission ends Earth is engulfed in nuclear war. Then, when the crippled Unity rescues a Chinese space station from certain destruction, Claire discovers that the war on Earth has come to space - and she must make a final stand.
Corus has been designed to become the new home of a superior race from a distant world whose very life depends on drawing sustenance from the biological life force of a planet. After changing the climate, they have grown ordinary people to tend the plants and animals, in preparation for their eventual arrival in force. Meanwhile, their plans are supervised by a staff of Alectors, who in effect rule the world. Alectors are bigger, tougher, and have both psychic talents and technology unavailable to the natives. The time is now fast approaching for the transfer from the old world, nearly bled dry of life force. But neither the Alectors (who will be reduced in status when the real powers arrive) nor the local humans (who seem destined to become no more than cattle, though they know nothing of this) are ready. The tension builds throughout the book, as deeper and deeper levels of complications are revealed.
OF TANGIBLE GHOSTS and GHOST OF THE REVELATOR in one volume.
Strange visitors start appearing after Una, granddaughter of Oona the Dreamthief's Daughter and Count Ulrik Von Bek is left alone at the family house in Yorkshire Dales. They hope she will lead them to the White Wolf's son or the Runestaff. It's up to Una to make sure they don't get their evil clutches on the Runestaff.
Serenity Falls is dead. No commerce, tourism or good will. It gets worse. An historian has uncovered the town's unspeakable past: lynchings, mass murders, sexual depravity, and rumours of the birth of the anti-Christ. But the darkest secret is yet to be revealed.
The first two books in the series, THE HORSE LORD and THE DEMON LORD, in a single volume. The malevolent sorcery of Kalarr cu Ruruc has been unleashed against the unsuspecting Horse Lords. Aldric, the last survivor of his clan, must embark on a quest to obtain the one weapon that can defeat the dark magic before it spreads throughout the realm.
Seattle cop Joanne Walker returns from vacation to have her life turned upside down. She is pursued by a Celtic God and forced to acknowledge an aspect of the universe she's never seen before. Even if she survives she will forever be changed by this adventure.
The first interstellar starship, John Glenn, flees a Solar System populated by rogue AIs, machine/human hybrids, and too much nanotechnology. The intention is to terraform the nearly pristine planet Ymir, in hopes of creating a utopian society that would limit intelligent technology. But by some miscalculation they have landed in another solar system and must shape the gas giant planet Harlequin's moon, Selene, into a new, temporary home. Their only hope of ever reaching Ymir is to rebuild their store of antimatter by terraforming the moon.
ANDROIDS AT ARMS and WRAITHS OF TIME in a single volume.
Sara, Greg and Eric Lowry are spending the summer at their uncle's Hudson Valley estate when they are magically transported to Arthurian England where they have to help Huon, Arthur and Merlin battle the forces of darkness.
The lowly Wick is now Grandmagister Lamplighter of the Great Library. Due to his advanced age he has enlisted an apprentice researcher by the name of Jugh to undertake those roving duties he used to relish. An encounter with a goblin ship on the high seas leads to Jugh's discovery of a book in goblin hands that forewarns of a great evil that exists that is every bit as powerful as the Vault of All Known Knowledge, and whose presence in the Great Library may indeed result in "The Destruction of the Books" - or worse.
New in the MISTS OF AVALON series: The high priestess Tiriki leaves doomed Atlantis for Britain. Her path is twined with that of the acolyte Damisa, whose royal blood and ambition tempt her away from the spiritual path.
Two years ago Shad Jenkins went to prison for assaulting his sister's attacker. Now he has returned to the southern mountain town of Moon Run Hollow, only to find that Megan is dead. No one knows how she died or why she was found on Gospel Trail Road, a dirt path leading up to the gorge high above the Chatalaha River, where victims of yellow fever were once brought to die. Navigating a world filled with abnormal children and clandestine snake handlers, one that is slowly being poisoned by illegal moonshine, Shad must pierce the townsfolk's superstitions and terrible secrets to find out the truth about his sister's death.
Simon Malmain, Earl of Falconer, has the task of making sure that those of the Lineage don't abuse their powers. He attempts to bring the rogue Guardian Lord Drayton before the council, but the confrontation goes awry and he finds himself transformed into a unicorn. Only with the help of the ensorcelled girl Meg can Simon break the magical chains that bind both of them and defeat Drayton's evil plans.
Sylphania is a concentration camp where failure to lose weight and tone up leads to brutal punishment. The Rev. Earl's public sympathy for the overweight conceals a private contempt - and, beneath that, a terrible longing known only to a select few. The inevitable decay of old age is the only thing keeping mankind from reaching perfection. Luckily, Reverend Earl has a plan that will take care of that.
A 60-kiloton explosion destroys the University of Florida and opens an interdimensional gateway, the result of an experiment in subatomic physics. Other gateways start opening up, one of which begins to disgorge the Dreen, demonic alien invaders intent on annihilating all life on earth. Other aliens also appear, only marginally more benign, since - unless the gateways can be plugged - they will have to destroy Earth to save their own worlds from the Dreen.
The government knows that Daphne Urban is a vampire, and they have an ultimatum: spy for them or be killed. Her first mission is to get close to Bonaventure, a shady arms dealer with an unexpected gift for seduction. But when Darius, a darkly sexy vampire slayer, begins chasing her, Darius is torn between desire and duty. For his lithe young prey is also his ultimate redemption.
Showcase of the best in the fantasy genre: all-new stories from Feist, Card, Gaiman, McKiernan, McKillip, Niven, Oates, Turtledove, de Lint, Wolfe and many more.
Mia Snow is part of an elite task force within the New Chicago PD, and every night she stalks and kills otherworldly predators. When virile dark-haired, dark-eyed humans are abducted, she suspects the Arcadians, a powerful race of aliens with extraordinary psychic abilities and a sensitivity to sunlight. The Arcadians, she believes, are pursuing a breeding program so they might better escape detection.
Oran has suffered under the Sileans since Zorah, the Fire Queen took control after the Burning. But now it is said that there are four young people with the ancient powers of the elementals.
Of the four elemental magics, long suppressed by the power of the Fire Queen, only water magic has not reemerged.
Zorah, the Fire Queen has banned all magic, killing all children who possess it. Some have escaped and joined together to oppose her. Three young women are each armed with an elemental magic. They lack the power of water magic to complete a Queen's Quarter Knot to battle Zorah.
During the lead-up to Desert Storm, the murder of an Arab exchange student at a local university puts Iowa deputy sheriff Clyde Banks on a collision course with both the CIA and Saddam Hussein. With Banks' wife's Army Reserve unit off in the Middle East, it seems Iraqi students have been sent to conduct "agricultural" research on biological weapons, right here in his midwestern town.
William Cozzano is a likable presidential candidate who had the election in his hand--until a debilitating stroke. When a shadowy group of backers implants a biochip in his head that not only restores his functionality but also wires him into a computerized polling system, how can he possibly lose? Whatever the electorate wants, Cozzano offers--instantly. He's more than the perfect candidate: he's a political peripheral.
Eliza attempts to return from France to London with her baby, but her ship is stopped by a French privateer and she is returned to the Sun King's court. Thrown back into a web of intrigue, she must contend with buccaneers, Jesuits, financial manipulators, and even a cryptographer or two.
Sequel to A COLLEGE OF MAGICS. Samuel Lambert, phenomenal sharpshooter and adventurer, is invited to Glasscastle to participate in the top secret Agincourt project. The only dangers he expects to face are heavy dinners, British snobbery, and tea with the Provost's wife. However, things prove to be much more exciting. Recommended.
Miriam, a hip tech journalist from Boston who is now the prodigal Countess Helge Thorold-Hyorth, finds herself ensnared in schemes and plots centuries in the making. She is surrounded by unlikely allies, lethal contraband, and, most dangerous of all, her family. She must build a power-base of her own using modern business practices and scientific knowledge in a trade heretofore dominated by medieval mercantilists-with unexpected consequences for three different timelines, including the quasi-Victorian one exploited by the hidden family.
The Emperor is seeking to protect mankind from the hordes of giant insects who have plagued the land for centuries. But he must also contend with the rivalries and squabblings of his fifty immortals - and these will shortly spill over into open civil war. Recommended.
The war against the insects continues. A naval expedition is launched and the Emperor's winged messenger, the drug-addicted Jant, is supposed to go with it. Despite his aversion to large planetary wetspots.
The first two Videssos TIME OF TROUBLES novels - THE STOLEN THRONE and HAMMER AND ANVIL.
In a barren province of Canada a mammoth hunter has made the discovery of a lifetime: an intact, frozen wooly mammoth. And huddled next to the mammoth is the mummified body of a Stone Age man around 12,000 years old. He wears a wrist watch.
Roman Britain, AD 79. The governor Agricola wishes to add Alba to his territory. The courageous Scottish princess Rhiann may be forced into a political marriage to keep her people free of the Romans. And the enigmatic Irish prince Eremon must somehow make an alliance to regain his throne and unite the Celts against Rome.
Jim's job with the Water Department didn't prepare him for the gift the stranger brought - a box that would give him everything he ever wanted. But yielding to temptation exposes fears and desires better left hidden but, once exposed, must be confronted if one wishes to survive.
14 year old Jack Morgan and his friend, Draycos, the golden-scaled draconic K'da poet-warrior have scores to settle. Draycos must find and expose those behind a vast conspiracy against his people, and Jack is desperate to thwart the men who framed him for a crime he didn't commit. Alone, Draycos, who must bond with a host or die, is dead; Jack, on his own, is sunk. Together, they might have a chance.
Inquisitor Gideon Ravenor and his team investigate corruption within the Imperium and find the taint runs deeper than they could possibly imagine.
The adventures of Inquisitor Ravenor and his warband continues as they investigate the spread of a substance called "flects".
Kyle Raynor is Green Lantern, a member of the Justice League of America and a space-traveling super hero who is the current heir to one of the most powerful forces in the known universe: the Green Lantern power ring. But he's got a problem: his girlfriend has just taken a liking to an average Joe who is about to be transformed into the most powerful villain Earth has ever faced. Green Lantern must stop the evil Sinestro and the invading hordes of aliens determined to destroy humanity and take over Earth.
Exarch Jonah Levin, under pressure from the Republic, and fearing even his own Paladins, agrees to a summit of the Inner Sphere leaders on Terra - praying his enemies won't use the gathering for an assassination attempt.
After replenishing their number with new recruits, the Soul Drinkers Chapter of Space Marines are once again thrown into conflict with the forces of Chaos and the Imperium. This is the third volume in the trilogy dealing with the corruption of the Space Marine Chapter.
Conclusion to the series begun in SPELLFIRE and CROWN OF FIRE.
The reader controls the action in Sunnydale High. Do you have what it takes to fulfill a Slayer's duties, or will you ultimately fail and summon your successor?
The final volume in the saga of civil war and chaos in the darkest part of the Forgotten Realms setting. This latest title drives the civil upheaval among one of the most popular races in the Forgotten Realms setting to its epic conclusion.
Second in the series dealing with the minotaurs, a follow-up to the WAR OF SOULS series.
Following the assassination of the Romulan Senate in STAR TREK NEMESIS the Romulan Star Empire is falling apart. Starfleet Command dispatches Riker on the USS Titan to Romulus to set up joint power sharing talks. Riker and the Titan crew are the last hope to prevent a quardrant wide bloodbath.
After savage beastmen attack his village, Rudi is blamed, accused of Chaos worship. He and his childhood friend flee to Marienburg to begin a life of adventure.
Blades of the Tiger kicks off a series that will explore beyond the realms of Ansalon, the traditional setting for Dragonlance novels, and into the land of Taladas, an unexplored region on the other side of the world.
Captain Leonatos loses the fabled Blade Encarmine -- a sword of great power and reverence to the Blood Angels Chapter of Space Marines on the field of battle. Exiled from the chapter, he must lead his troops deep into enemy territory to retrieve this icon of the Blood Angels and redeem himself and his troops.
How they did it.
Tensions between the Federation and the Klingon Empire are escalating. On board the USS Enterprise, Captain James T. Kirk faces new upgrades to the defensive systems and an ongoing diplomatic crisis between Klingons and the Federation.
Reclamation work on the remains of a plaza eradicated during the Apocalypse War reveals freshly mutilated bodies.
A lead in Rogue's search for the Traitor General takes him back to the site of the Quartz Zone Massacre, where he is captured by brutal bio-warriors.
Thulmann continues his search for the vampire Sibbechai through the nightmare-infested forests and cities of the old world. Sequel to WITCH HUNTER.
A mysterious force is moving through reality, destroying all life in its wake. The world's greatest superheroes, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, and thousands of others are confronted with their greatest challenge: stopping this interdimensional threat before it destroys all life everywhere! To stop this threat, they must ally themselves with the most dangerous super-villains. If they fail, more than 3,000 universes and untold trillions of living beings will die!
Featuring the characters from the popular television show "Alias."
Re-released with a snazzy cover to tie it in to the new movie.
An all-new anthology showcasing dragons of the FORGOTTEN REALMS world and featuring new authors writing about dragons.
When six teenagers volunteer to test a new anti-insomnia drug, all they expect is cash and a good night's sleep. However, they are now the playthings of Freddy Krueger, the bastard son of a hundred maniacs.
When the police put out a bounty on his big sister, Search/Destroy Agent Johnny Alpha races across the galaxy in search of her.
The first title in a new EBERRON series that focuses on war-torn souls that have known nothing but a world in chaos. Each book in this series will focus on the aftermath of The Last War, in which every realm of the Eberron setting fought a bitter and long-lasting battle.
The young boy Konrad struggles to unravel his destiny in the dark and brutal Warhammer Old World. David Ferring is the pseudonym for David S. Garnett.
Containing the full screenplay and more than 1,700 illustrated storyboards of the major motion picture -- as well as movie stills, comments, appreciations, and memories from the authors and filmmakers.
Imminent stellar collapse forces the fleet to leave its current planetary system. Unfortunately, there is only room to carry two-thirds of the population.
An exploration of the history of science fiction film and literature, the recurring themes and characters across the genre, development of special effects technology and the advent of CGI, the business and culture of movie franchises, and the legitimization of geek culture through the blockbuster successes of sci-fi movies. Films discussed include DARK CITY, STRANGE DAYS, the STAR WARS series, the TERMINATOR films, the ALIEN quartet, and GALAXY QUEST.
The third title in The Minotaur Wars trilogy concludes the tale of the fallout from the end of the War of Souls series.
Interactive story: A rash of student suicides sweeps through Sunnydale High, jolting the community. When the newly arrived grief counselor ends up killing himself, Buffy and the gang begin to suspect there's something supernatural to blame.
Sisko, during the Dominion War, enlisted the help of the Romulans to turn the conflict around, at great cost. Now the Federation is forming a partnership with the Romulans and Sisko is called to Earth to help. He is burdened, however, with the past.
Concludes the Kamigawa series.
Against the backdrop of apocalyptic war, Stefan Kumansky battles to save the heart of the Empire. High fantasy in the Warhammer world. This is the third in the Stefan Kumansky novels.
Two dozen cases in which Batman uses his unsung forensic skills to solve crimes.
Tales of the USS Enterprise from Capt. Archer to Capt. Jean Luc Picard, Capt. Sisko's Deep Space Nine, & Capt. Janeway's homeward journey on Starship Voyager.
A striking visual companion to the film, with a focus on its making.
Epic conclusion to the story of the Blood Angel Space Marines Rafen and Arkio, started in Blood Angels: Deus Encarmine where a battle brother emerges as the re-incarnation of the Patriach of the Blood Angels.
The seventh compilation of stories from the best-selling eBook series Star Trek: S.C.E., portraying the adventures of the Starfleet Corps of Engineers: the topflight assemblage of engineers and technical specialists made up of extraordinary humans and exotic aliens that can build, program, and figure out everything from alien replicators to doomsday machines.
When Freddy inadvertently re-enters the real world as a living, breathing person, the evil former master of the dreamscape is desperate to change back. He discovers that he must recreate the original circumstances of his death, that is, become a serial killer and then die by fire, in order to return to the dream world. But reclaiming his horrible throne isn't as easy as that, as Freddy discovers a foreboding challenge in the form of Legion.
150 photos along with screenplay excerpts and short essays.
Ambitious dark elf warrior Malus Darkblade learns the location of a powerful relic and decides he wants it for himself. Malus leads an expedition into the dangerous Chaos Wastes in search of it but finds far more than he had bargained for. Possessed by a powerful daemon, he must undertake an epic quest to save his very soul.
Katrina Tormark's family was disgraced by a traitor. To regain her clan's honour, she challenges House Kurita's right to rule the Combine, pushing them into an unwanted conflict with the Republic. But Warlord Mitsura Sakamoto does not intend to let Katana stand in the way of his own ambitions.
Super-intelligent pigs in a factory farm are planning a bust-out! Once free, they engage in a high-tech campaign of terrorism across Mega-City One; smart pigs are on the loose and they intend to avenge several billion sizzling rashers of bacon! Judge Dredd and his team of law enforcers use their Lawgivers and flamethrowers to quell the piggy revolution.
In the far future towering hive of Necromunda talk and lives are both cheap. Rival factions vie for political control of the hive city's upper reaches whereas further down they just struggle to survive. Choosing to leave her life of luxury, Mad Donna Ulanti's past catches up with her as she descends into the city's anarchic underhive and a few familiar faces reappear to make her life hell.
After a freak accident aboard a test flight blasted them with radiation, permanently altering their genetic structures, four adventurers use their incredible powers for the good of mankind despite their real problems, worries and arguments - just like any other family.
STAR TREK meets THE WEST WING--a novel chronicling the first year of a presidential administration in the Star Trek Universe, offering a unique perspective on events transpiring in other novels, such as TITAN.
Nine stories told in the Captain's Table bar by nine captains.
Durham Red falls into the hands of Zandos Dathan, a mutant extremist who wants peace in the galaxy by threatening to use his superior firepower. As Red learns that neither Dathan or his peace-plan are what they seem, she is forced to call on her sworn enemy for help.
Fourth title in the series focusing on priests.
An unsuspecting administrator becomes a pawn of rival factions vying for an artifact that could radically alter the course of Necromundan history.
The latest events in the life of the Sage of Shadowdale, wizard Elminster and his daughter.
Continuing their quest to find a permanent home for the remnants of the ragtag fleet, Commander Apollo and the Galacticans discover that their pursuers are next-generation Cylons, improved, more powerful, smarter, and more deadly than any they've faced.
Word comes that a number of the fresh slayers are being coerced to join an army governed by the "Queen of the Slayers", an awesome evil determined to claim the intoxicating slayer essence for herself.
In his first year in Los Angeles Angel encountered an inter-dimensional hunter named Jhiera. Angel fell victim to her heat, but Jhiera had to return to her own dimension. Now "She" is back and searching for a lost young woman who may be the key to unleashing an inter-dimensional war -- a war that will be led by a powerful sorcerer, determined to free China's terra-cotta army of fierce samurai from their long imprisonment.
The motionless body of Jason Voorhees is discovered by scientists on Planet 666. The infamous killer awakes to discover his comatose state has allowed the scientists to create an equally murderous replica.
Pseudo-heroic Imperial Commissar Ciaphas Cain and his unit, the 597th Valhallans, must defend the planet Adumbria from an invasion of the vile forces of Chaos.
Tie-in novel for the new movie. In the wake of his parents' murder, disillusioned Bruce Wayne travels the world seeking the means to fight injustice. He returns to Gotham City to unveil his alter ego.
To take back a communication hub from the Separatists, the Republic sends a detachment of clone troopers under Jedi Knight Nejaa Halcyon and Padawan Anakin Skywalker. Anakin does not know that this will prove to be his own personal Jedi Trial, where he may win the title of Jedi Knight.
A sudden attack forces Andromeda into an anomaly. Dylan finds himself on a strangely different Andromeda in another dimension. He may have to sabotage his own ship if he hopes to return to the ship he knows. The crew must choose between mutiny and obedience as they follow this dangerous course.
Superman and his teammates in the Justice League take on a global super-terrorist, the villain known as Kobra.