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.
Santuary is a lawless city governed by evil, powerful magic, and political intrigue - a recent storm has left a ship filled with exotic cargo and arcane secrets wrecked off its shores. All new stories in this shared world anthology by Abbey, Brust, Cherryh, Paxson and others.
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 - as scientist Mika begins discovering the horrifying truth about that ancient technology ostensibly produced by the alien Jain. Recommended.
Sable Keech is a walking dead man, the only one to have been resurrected by a nanochanger. Did he succeed because he was infected by the Spatterjay virus, or because he came late to resurrection in a tank of seawater? Deep in the ocean the virus has brought about a terrible change that will affect everyone. Now something dormant for ten years is breaking free, and once again the aftershocks of an ancient war will focus on this watery world.
Giraut Leones, a special agent for the human Thousand Cultures Office of Special Plans, has been made a target. His return to his native Nou Occitan will bring him up against violence and treachery from both human and artificial consciousnesses.
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.
Sara's grandmother's will stipulates her family must live in her forest house for a year. Her 12-year-old brother Ben is almost killed by her grandmother's ex-lover, now a wild man living in the woods like a beast. Because of that, a spirit named Esther shows up and takes Sara away to teach her inner peace. A three-legged bloodhound named Matthias leads the hunt for Sara.
Whenever a witch is born, her doppelganger - a twin or counterpart - is created. If a witch is to master her powers, she must kill her twin. But what would happens if the doppelganger survives?
A young noblewoman and a prince must form an unlikely alliance to defeat the savage magic of a dangerous land.
The big bosses are due to arrive from the US for an inspection of one of their British bookstores. The manager forces his reluctant employees to do an overnight inventory, driving everyone to their limits. Then things start to go wrong.
London freelance exorcist Felix Castor is in demand - the supernatural world is in upheaval and spilling over into the mundane reality of the living. A good exorcist can charges what he likes - and enjoy a hell of a lifestyle - but there's a risk. Sooner of later he's going to take on a spirit that's too strong for him.
To the teenagers who've stopped at the desert roadside display, the shriveled mummy looks harmless enough. The thing about a mummy, though, is that, sooner or later, it comes to life. And nine times out of ten, it's gonna be mean.
Lachlain, King of the Lykae werewolves, kidnaps the timid half vampire half valkyrie waif Emmaline and falls in love. When she's mortally wounded, he's forced to drink her blood to restore her, making her now part werewolf too. She is perhaps the only one who can bring peace to the three breeds.
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.
Canadian author. 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. Recommended.
Sequel to FOOTPRINTS OF THUNDER. Ten years ago the prehistoric past collided with the present and huge swathes of plant and animal life were transported into the 20th century. Humanity was suddenly confronted with huge dinosaurs. Nick Paulson of the Office of Security Science discovers that time displacements are being manipulated by a cult of fanatics who will stop at nothing to reshape history.
Stories, with at least four werewolves and more than one vampire. No other statistics are currently available.
When her family moves to Newford, Imogene finds life there unusual. Her friend Maxine's rigid life plan is in stark contrast with the character of her other friend, the ghost Adrian, who has a huge crush on her.
The CROWN OF ISLES trilogy will conclude the LORD OF THE ISLES series. To bring the new kingdom of the Isles into existence, our group of heroes and heroines must fight their way back to the same time and place to combat the mysterious Green Woman of the Fortress of Glass.
For R'shiel time is running out. She has finally accepted her destiny as the Demon Child, but must search for answers. She must defeat Xaphista soon or the Harshini will be destroyed, she must find a way to bring peace to the divided southern nations, to free Medalon from Karien occupation and to find the strength to finally put an end to Loclon. But how do you defeat a God? Conclusion to the trilogy.
For as long as she can remember, Natalya has fought demons. Whether Carpathian or vampire, she slays those who murder by night, and has no equal--until she is seduced by the very thing she is supposed to be fighting.
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.
Pug, disturbed by a nightmare that portends destruction for all of Midkemia calls for the Conclave of Shadows to be convened. Unknown to Pug his son Magnus has already discovered the cause of the dream: a beacon has been unleashed, directing a vast army of alien invaders to Midkemia. Meanwhile the mysterious Conclave sends two young Stardock boys deep into the heart of the Empire of Great Kesh, to confront a plot hatched by the clan of assassins known as the Nighthawks. And Pug will find himself once again facing the evil wizard formerly known as Sidi, now Leso Varen.
Begins a fantasy trilogy about a young prince who discovers he is a legendary wizard - but could also be the reincarnation of the nefarious king.
On a grassy field east of Paris, two figures of Late Antiquity are to meet in an epic battle--the most important battle of all history. Attila the Hun and Count Aetius, Supreme General of the last of the Romans, will clash in battle at Chalons to determine the course of civilization and the fate of Europe.
In a world of dark spirits, forbidden magic, and intrigue, Rhiannon awaits trial for murder and treason. Suspecting that a spell has stolen her lover's heart, she vows to win him back--and escape to save the land before it's too late.
Four times the Empire's armies have invaded, and four times they've been sent home with tails between their legs. Now they're sending their best legions north. Only with a return to the grand alliance of Kingdoms, Vales and Ladies of the Order can Harald and young James of Kaerlia defeat them, but unfortunately they're already at each other's throats.
The Army of Northern Virginia is poised to invade Washington, D.C.. A besieged Lincoln calls on a general with a drinking problem to save the Union. And in the East, Ulysses Grant faces a storm of calamity and rivalry - and a war on the verge of being lost.
An ancient enemy has come for William, a wealthy Savannah playboy vampire, from across the seas. It is his sire, Reedrek, the vampire who created him. And Reedrek will stop at nothing until all that is precious to William - his beautiful mistress, his stable of willing female victims, his glorious estates, and his good-ol'-boy vampire sidekick, Jack - is within his voracious grasp. But William has an arsenal of his own - one that is enhanced by the power of voodoo. And when these two bloodsuckers meet, there will be hell to pay.
In a land where the battle between Good and Evil is always near, the Black Knight, Seraphim d'Ange, fells enemies with silent grace. Yet the Knight's hard-won battles and dented armor hide a larger secret - "he" is actually "she".
Sequel to THE GREENSTONE GRAIL. Nathan's dreams have been taking him to a city empty except for its ailing king and his daughter. The city is under the curse of a demon that dwells inside a sword. Nathan, now a teenager at boarding school, would like help out. But can a dreamer, still in his pajamas, battle such a power?
80 years on, and a new generation of seekers appears: Theona, daughter of a magic-rich family, has no known ability of her own; Arryk, rebellious son of the long-lost Aislynn; and from the goblin realm comes the hobgoblin academic Lunid.
Omnibus of INHERIT THE STARS and THE GENTLE GIANTS OF GANYMEDE.
For Caesar, the campaign against Pompey will test his military genius and his appetite for glory to their limits, as the greatest fighting machine the world has ever seen divides against itself in a bloody conflict that will set brother against brother until victory or death. But for Caesar, another kingdom beckons-a world of ancient mysteries and languid sensuality, where a beautiful, bewitching woman waits to snare his heart.
Elements of the Kabbalah and physics are woven together with doorways to other worlds. Rabbi Aharon Handalman finds a man's name enciphered in the sacred text of the Torah: Yosef Kobinski. Kobinski turns out to be a Polish physicist, dead for five decades, and author of a work on energy wave equations. Physicist Jill Talcott meets Handalman in Germany and they discover that Kobinski did not die at Auschwitz, but made himself vanish in a blaze of fire. Philip K. Dick Award nominee.
Durand, a good squire, is trying to become a good knight in a harsh and unforgiving world. He falls in with a band of knights working for a vicious son of a duke. They murder the duke's adulterous wife and have to flee. By entering tournaments anonymously as the "Red Knight", Durand demonstrates his prowess and is drafted into the honours of the king.
PFC Wayson Harris is just another clone born and bred to fight humanity's battles for them. But when he learns that his fellow Marines are being slaughtered to make room for the newer model of clone soldier, he goes AWOL--and plans revenge.
Jim London, outraged over the murder of a fellow werewolf cop, goes undercover in his wolf form. Unfortunately he runs afoul of the new sexy police-dog handler, Faith Weston. Woof.
The legendary vampire hunter tells the story of his background and early years, of his research in Romania and the Mideast, of his medical work, and - most importantly - of his discovery of the vampires. It illuminates his obsession with eradicating the world of its greatest scourge, the dark evil that claimed his wife.
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.
Cantra 'yos Phelium isn't a quitter, but she has more than a little problem: the Enemy has accelerated its attacks and how do you fight an Enemy whose major form of attack is the de-crystallization of everything around itself? A smuggler with a rogue soldier for a co-pilot, and a tree with an attitude for crew, Cantra's the only one who can get close to the man who holds equations that might, that just might - thwart the Enemy. All she has to do is help a young pilot from a missing world, juggle a slippery promise she never quite made to a pair of wizards, and then forget who she is along with everything, and everyone, she's ever known.
Firekeeper and Blind Seer while helping the soothsayer-jaguar Truth learn that some people in Liglimon are flouting the ancient magics taboo. But Truth knows more than she's telling, and doesn't reveal - until too late - that she's been hearing the voice of "the Meddler", a dangerous trickster figure.
Young warrior Kral's search for the Teeth of the Ice Bear--and his assaults on those who have stolen it--have caught the attention of King Conan himself. And now, Kral and his companions must follow the trail of the Teeth through the back alley shadows of Tarantia, to the halls of King Conan, and across the seas where their greatest challenge awaits them.
In the culmination of the CRIMSON CITY series, vampires, werewolves, and humans must all collaborate to close the gates between earth and the demon world. Meanwhile a beautiful yet tormented yet beautiful mortal must find her salvation in the arms of a man who is anything but human.
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.
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.
Liaze, Princess of the Autumnwood, discovers a wounded knight has breached the boundary between her faery world and the land of mortal man - and recognizes him as the man her heart has been waiting for. But when he is snatched from her by a dark force, she must undertake a perilous quest to get him back.
2051: an enigmatic entity has its own plan for human evolution, using the supercomputer known as CUSP - the first machine designed to run on the software of the human mind. From the author of PICOVERSE. Recommended.
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.
An uneasy collaboration takes places between the alector Dainyl and Mykel, a military officer who harbours a secret psychic talent, after Mykel discovers renegade alectors. More ominously, the ancients that the alectors had supposed to have vanished from Corus now make a reappearance.
There is a time for grief and a time for revenge. This is decidedly the latter. Placing her cousin Stella in command of the trading vessel Gary Tobai, Ky embarks aboard the captured pirate ship Fair Kaleen on a twofold mission: to salvage the family business and to punish those responsible for the killings - before they strike again. Ky learns of a conspiracy that can only be combatted by a banding together of the independent systems and merchants. But she is met with suspicion, if not outright hostility. Meanwhile, the conspiracy Ky hunts is hunting her in turn, with agents insinuated into every space station, every planetary government, every arm of the military, and every merchant house - including her own.
Charlie Asher sees a strange man in mint-green golf wear at his wife Rachel's hospital bedside, a man who claims that no one should be able to see him. But see him Charlie does, and from here on out, things get really weird. People start dropping dead around him, giant ravens perch on his building, and it seems that everywhere he goes, a dark presence whispers to him from under the streets. Strange names start appearing on his nightstand notepad, and before he knows it, those people end up dead, too. Yup, it seems that Charlie Asher has been recruited for a new job, an unpleasant but utterly necessary one: Death. It's a dirty job. But hey, somebody's gotta do it. Recommended. Signed copies available.
By the author of the Nebula-winning FALLING WOMAN. An epidemic has thrown the US into a collapse. San Francisco is an artists' colony. The two protagonists must use their art to prevent a military takeover of the city.
In an effort to put a damper on skyrocketing health premiums, the Institute of Nationalized Humane Health Care starts training dogs to snuff out costly, disease-carrying people. Remo must eliminate the mysterious dog handler behind the campaign.
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.
Young adult fantasy stories from Carol Emshwiller, Kelly Link, Kara Dalkey, Francesca Lia Block and 12 more stellar authors.
Begins a new series. Temeraire, a dragon captained by Will Laurence, joins the Aerial Corps to offer aerial support to the British forces during the Napoleonic Wars. Recommended.
Edmond Talbot is ready to show the fascist forces of New Destiny that invading the paradise of the United Free States and causing the first war in centuries will not conclude in their favour. Following the defeat of the naval fleet he puts new concepts and strategies into effect and assembles a formidable land force combination along with dragons for airborne assault.
The land of Sancorra has been conquered by the brutal Hecari, leaving thousands homeless and in fear for their lives. Audrun and her husband Davyd have four children with another due when their farm is burned. Consulting diviners, they learn that their new child must be born in Atalanda province--a peaceful land where Audrun has family. But to get there, they will have to travel close to the sinister woodlands of Alisanos, where darkness awaits to claim those unlucky enough to be chosen. Joining a karavan for safety, the family moves ever closer to the dangerous, mystical forest. And, as they are all about to discover, Alisanos is moving ever closer to them.
The concluding novels in the epic adventures of Tiger, the hardened Southron sword-dancer, and Del, the beautiful and dangerous northern sword-singer.
Francine is a young runaway looking to find a definition of love she can trust. In Sankhara, she finds a palace where rooms are made of bone, flowers, and the hearts of heroes. She finds a scientist mapping the territory of the human mind. She finds a boyfriend. And she finds Eros itself-incarnated in the androgynously irresistible form of Jalaeka. But not everyone is in love with the god of love. Unity, for one, wants to assimilate Jalaeka along with every other soul in the universe. British Science Fiction Award nominee.
Seventh son of a seventh son, Septimus Heap is pronounced dead at birth. Well, anyway, he's gone. Oddly enough, that very evening his father Silas comes across an abandoned child in the snow. The Heaps take her in, name her Jenna, and raise her. But whatever happened to Septimus?
The second volume that collects new stories from the hottest writers in fantasy, including Neil Gaiman, Harry Turtledove, and more.
Thorgils escapes the clutches of the Irish church only to find himself at the centre of a capricious love afair with Aelfgifu, wife of Knut the Great, ruler of England. Forced to flee, he teams up with the outlaw Grettir and heads for Byzantium.
The story of the modern adventures of the Mad Arab's work.
Wolf Who Rules, the elven noble whose destiny is intertwined with Tinker, finds himself besieged from all sides. Faced with an oni invasion, he's called in royal troops and relinquished his monopoly of Pittsburgh, which is now entirely stranded on Elfhome. He now struggles to keep the peace among the humans, the newly arrived Stone Clan, the royal forces, a set of oni dragons, the half-oni children who see themselves as human, and the tengu trying to escape their oni enslavement. Meanwhile, Tinker strives to solve the mystery of a growing discontinuity in Turtle Creek.
1821: To atone for an unforgivable transgression against his own kind, vampire Stephen Sincai has become a vigilante who must hunt and kill those whom other vampires have made. When Ann Van Helsing discovers Stephen bleeding in the woods, she reaches to touch him before she can stop herself. In an instant, Ann knows every fiber of Stephen's being--and the knowledge is at once frightening and irresistible... Ann and Stephen are drawn together by a powerful force. As Stephen and Ann fight against the evil surrounding them, an enemy bent on destroying them will make them choose between what they love and fear the most.
The trials of Dr. Daniel Waterhouse increase one hundredfold in an England plagued by the impending war and royal insecurities - as the beautiful and ambitious eliza plays a most dangerous game as double agent and confidante of enemy kings.
Willy Patrick, author of a respected young adult novel, believes she is losing her mind, haunted by her dead daughter. Timothy Underhill, struggling with a new book, is confronted by the ghost of his nine year old sister April and begins receiving emails from dead people he knew in his youth. The two will meet to confront the evils surrounding them.
Seven classic, award-winning stories that became the genesis for some of sf's most memorable novels and series - from McCaffrey, Card, Brin and others.
Eugenides, the Thief of Eddis and narrator of THE THIEF, is the King of Attolia in name only. His retainer Costis has just decked him and the Queen of Attolia wants to behead Costis but Eugenides has plans for Costis that involve espionage and intrigue. The people, the Queen, and Costis have underestimated Gen. It is never wise to underestimate Eugenides.
Four of today's bestselling paranormal romance writers - Kim Harrison, Lynsay Sands, Kelley Armstrong, and Lori Handeland - contribute stories about dates from hell.
Set on the Mars of RED THUNDER, a generation later. Teenager Ray finds his world turned upside down when a mysterious object hits the earth and causes a tsunami that wipes out the East Coast of the US. Ray's parents return home after wading through the wreckage to fetch Ray's grandmother out of harm's way only to find that Ray's uncle Ralph has developed a time-warping device that allowed him to email himself to Mars. There are powerful interests who want Ralph - and his technology - back.
A young girl living in a small Ohio town discovers she has a knack for bringing the dreams - and nightmares - of other people to life. This disrupts normal activity.
An expanded (double) version of PATH OF FURY. Imperial Intelligence couldn't find them, the Imperial Fleet couldn't catch them, and local defenses couldn't stop them. It seemed the planet-wrecking pirates were invincible. But they made a big mistake when they raided ex-commando leader Alicia DeVries' quiet home work, tortured and murdered her family, and then left her for dead. Alicia decided to turn "pirate" herself, and stole a cutting-edge AI ship from the Empire to start her vendetta. Her fellow veterans think she's gone crazy, the Imperial Fleet has shoot-on-sight orders. And of course the pirates want her dead, too. But Alicia DeVries has two allies nobody knows about, allies as implacable as she is: a self-aware computer, and a creature from the mists of Old Earth's most ancient legends. And this trio of furies won't rest until vengeance is served.
One twin, Hadrian, is in the First Realm of the living. The other, Seth, is in the inside-out, monstrous Second Realm. The psychic link that binds the two is being manipulated by the alien Yod who hopes to bring the two realms together - under his own control.
Marja is bought from her father by the pleasure house of Vidaris and schooled in the arts of seduction and carnal delight. When she is set free she must accompany a fallen noblewoman on a perilous journey to save the land that's so precious to them.
Sequel to IN CAMELOT'S SHADOW and FOR CAMELOT'S HONOR. The kingdom of Camliard is threatened by war. With her older sister Laurel held hostage, Lynet must bring back the last heir to Camliard's ancient royal house - the High Queen Guinevere.
Werewolf Elena is about to whelp. As a distraction she help retrieve a letter purportedly written by Jack the Ripper. But the letter opens a portal to Victorian London and thereby unleashes a vicious killer and a pair of zombie thugs.
The Cerebus fighters are locked in battle with rebels who want to use an ancient artifact to resurrect a bloodthirsty Sumerian god.
A pair of shapeshifting matchmakers, the cosmic troublemakers Ganymeade and Sparkle Stardust, will meet their match when they set out to pair up a brooding vampire with the one paranormal he's sworn to avoid - a sensual werecat.
In the city of Maras-Sund, magic has been outlawed. Yet there are children being born with raw magical talent - and there are those who would rally behind them to rebel against their hated overlords. Issel, a young water-seller from the poorest part of town, may have the talent that holds the key to his people's salvation.
Harry Dresden must save Chicago from black magic and necromancy - all in a day's work for the city's only professional wizard.
Harry is asked to help the boyfriend of the daughter of an old friend. He was the only one in a room when an old man was attacked but insists he didn't do it. And what looks like a supernatural assault straight out of a horror film turns out to be - well, something quite close to that. Malevolent entities that feed on fear are loose in Chicago.
The avatars of the Five Gods have briefly turned back the invaders. The priestess Auraya is sent to reconcile with the powerful, outcast Dreamweavers, since their magical healing abilities may be the key to saving the land. But as a deadly plague devastates their allies and old adversaries resurface, a dreadful surprise may ruin the chance for peace.
Maskull's plot to rob the world of magic comes to fruition. Willand is stalked by the Dark child, the twin from whom he was separated at birth and who now serves Maskull. Gwydion is sapped of strength by the drain of magic from the world and can't help. But Willow, Willand's wife, will help, as will the loremasters Morann and Gort.
Canadian author. The alien Dhryn are helplessly following an instinct-driven migratory path through the inhabited spaceways - annihilating all other races along their path. Only Dr. Mackenzie Connor and her team stand a chance of solving the puzzle of the Dhryn and the equally mysterious Ro. Her friend Dr. Emily Mamani is the only human who has survived possession by the Ro and may prove to be the key in learning the truth.
Plunged into the rancorous and sometimes violent conflict between the magical North American "animal people" and the more newly-arrived fairy folk, Jilly is held captive in a sinister world based on her own worst memories. Geordie, attempting to help, is sent someplace even worse.
Canadian author. Toronto entrepeneur Alan is a middle-aged guy fixing up a house in Kensington. A young woman next door, in a moment of stress, reveals to him that she has wings - wings which grow back after each attempt to cut them off. Alan understands, since he himself has a secret or two: his father is a mountain, his mother is a washing machine, and his brothers are a set of Russian nesting dolls. Now two of the three nesting dolls, Edward and Frederick, are on his doorstep - well on their way to starvation because their innermost member, George, has vanished.
The Thirty Years War continues to ravage 17th century Europe. Inspired by the example of American freedom and justice, an independent revolutionary movement has arisen, flying the banner of a ram's head. The West Virginians fully approve of liberating the peasants, but they know revolutionary movements can lead to a bloodbath. They'll need all their future knowledge and plenty of plain old American horse-trading diplomacy.
Chaos reigns in the land of Kodu Riik. Plague continues to ravage its populace, and Aare's armies are on the march. The rift between the kingdom and the land of Cemanahuatl yawns ever wider, threatening to consume both beneath waves of uncontrollable magic. Now, only Reisil possesses enough power to breach the spellbound city of Mysane Kosk, and seal the fracture.
A Wisconsin sheriff uses his heightened werewolf senses to track a serial killer.
When Helkiaon, prince of Dardania, arrives in Troy - a city riven by the destructive rivalries of King Priam's younger sons - he finds a city ready to implode. With nearby kingdoms eyeing the city's riches, he knows war cannot be long in coming.
20 top authors, including Rabe, Modesitt and Foster, take up a challenge and wade into the waters of a new genre to create something utterly unique. Their results include stories about a mountain man's encounter with a very agressive demon in Yellowstone Park, a wood carver seeking to pick up the pieces of his life throughout the galaxy, and a vampire detective who specializes in bloodwork.
Recovering witch Garnet Lacey, manager of Wisconsin's premier occult bookstore, likes the looks of Sebastian von Traum. The only thing he's missing is an aura. Which means he's dead. And that means trouble.
The eyes of Sookie's brother Jason begin 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.
Supernaturally gifted cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse goes to New Orleans to deal with the legacy of one of her own family and a host of potentially dangerous characters.
Third and final volume in the SERAPHIM D'ANGE trilogy. Rhiana Tassot, distressed by the invasion of her village by dragons, is incredulous when the local lord forbids her to fight them. But then she discovers the secret of her connection with the invasive lizards.
All is not as it seems. The alien "Vuhl menace" may not be the ultimate enemy. Now the all-powerful puppetmasters that have lurked in the shadows enter in an endgame whose outcome, wrapped in the mysteries of alien prophecy, may be pre-determined.
Sage is drawn to an old flame, Ax has to fight dirty against the weight of a collapsing superpower, and Fiorinda, magical daughter of the monster, struggles with a deadly addiction.
A collection of 5 novellas including "In the Dragon's House" by Orson Scott Card, "Joust" by Mercedes Lackey, and other selections by Tanith Lee, Elizabeth Moon, and Michael Swanwick.
Unforeseen effects of global warming: continuous torrential rains flood out most of the US. Coastal cities are destroyed, but in West Virginia the high waters have forced mammoth carnivorous earthworms above ground to find food. And what, do you suppose, would they like to eat?
A family of savage murderers preys on tourists on a small island off the coast of Maine. Now available in mass market paperback for the first time complete and uncut and - as if that weren't enough - including a bonus story.
Anne Dare's father, the king of Crotheny, has been murdered, her mother taken captive and her kingdom ruled by a madman. Now, aided by her staunch allies, she will form an army and confront the usurper.
Altan serb Vetch has escaped the enemy kindgom of Tia, only to find his homeland of Alta enlsaved by evil Priest-Kings. Vetch must gather a secret army of dragon riders to rid their world of war and magical domination once and for all.
Teen-aged filmmaker Tom DeFrank, through his hobby of stop-motion photography, conceives a monster: he builds and animates a demon puppet. Unfortunately, a bond is forged between the puppet and a dark entity. Evil is unleashed on the town.
Isak is a white-eyed, despised, trapped in poverty, abused by his father. But the Gods have marked him as heir-elect to the brooding Lord Bahl. And the men who would be kings themselves watch Isak with mounting malice and envy as he is shaped and moulded to fulfill the prophecies.
Paen Scott is a Dark One: a vampire without a soul. And his mother is about to lose hers, too, if Paen can't repay a debt to a demon by finding a relic known as the Jilin God - in five days. When he hires half-elf private investigator Samantha Cosse to help him, he sets her elf senses tingling. Which makes it pretty much impossible to keep their relationship on a professional level. Especially since Sam is convinced that she is Paen's Beloved - the woman who can give him back his soul, whether he wants it or not.
Alternate history: the Roman Empire still flourishes today. Marcus Novius, heir apparent to the Imperial throne, discovers that his father's death was no accident and that his own life is in danger. Meanwhile, an escaped slave girl called Una struggles to save her brother, Sulien, from crucifixion. In a fortune-teller's stall, Marcus, Una and Sulien's paths cross, and the fate of the Empire rests on their shoulders. Recommended.
Brother Francis of the Albertian Order of Leibowitz has discovered the relics of the martyr Isaac Leibowitz along with a blueprint and shopping list. This may provide a bright ray of hope in a terrifying age of darkness amidst the genetic monsters created from the Flame Deluge.
After the king of Damask dies, Bad Prince Charlie is put on the throne to divert attention from his uncles' plan--to procure Weapons of Magical Destruction.
Joanne Walker hasn't used her shamanic ability. But she can't resist peeking into the astral realm when she finds a young woman's body lying in the university gym shower. But that one peeks involves her with some real-world witches out to set right a wrong done ages ago and puts her into the astral-world in search for her spirit guide. She won't be able to ignore her destiny now that the battle lines are drawn.
When Laris inherits a spaceship from a distant relative, she realizes that she might now fulfill her dream of finding the home planet of Prau, her mysterious, cat-like companion. What Laris and her friends - the beast masters Tani and Hosteen Storm - find in space, however, tests their abilities and threatens their lives. Prauo's homeworld is beset by dangers the intrepid travelers could not have anticipated. It will take all of their talents and experience to get back to Arzor alive.
Captain Laurence and Temeraire depart for China to placate the Emperor. The Chinese are incensed that Temeraire, a rare Celestial dragon, has bonded with a lowly Englishman.
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.
First there were signs of alien life in Signals. Then Starship launched the tale of humanity's next step toward the stars. In F.T.L., the quest for faster-than-light travel began--and fizzled out. Now a portal into a wormhole may be humanity's next step toward instantaneous travel--or their last.
Brought to the world of Kerith by an unknown cataclysm, the powerful and arrogant Vaelinar race consider themselves far superior to the natives whose own magic has been shorn away by a civil war. Two young people, one broken of soul and the other broken of mind, find their fates intertwined as their mixed bloodlines both curse and bless them. Can a river-borne slave and a street-savvy half-breed find their own personal truth in time to avert another civil war?
When the council that controlled the world spanning computer Mother fell out in civil war, it plunged the world in an instant from high-tech utopia to medieval nightmare. Now Herzer Herrick and Megan Trevante have been assigned the mission to capture the spaceship that supplies the fuel for the whole world. Given that Herzer vaguely thinks orbital decay is something having to do with teeth it should be...interesting.
Cosmonaut Akilina Chirikova is in Earth Orbit when she encounters a portal to the planet Paragaea. She bands with a sailor from the Napoleonic Wars and the jaguar-man Prince Balam to explore the strange planet in search of another portal that will take her home.
Chance hopes to clear his head of vivid nightmares by joining a forest expedition that seeks physical proof of Ardneh's existence. They hope to discover the great vault prophesized to hold the savior of humanity's secrets to his own power and wisdom. But the dangers are high in the uncharted forests, rife with bandits and demons that no magic can stop.
As more survivors of the Black Ep are awoken from frozen sleep, disputes arise on how the new, depopulated world is to be organized.
Victor Decimus is a 2000-year old vampire. Victor has broken both rules that govern vampires. Agents of the Dark Realm are now looking to enforce the rules and bring Victor to the Dark Kingdom and threaten all that Victor and his vampire lover Paul hold dear.
Thorgil as a member of the Varangian Guard in Constaninople takes part in Byzantium's struggle with the Saracens before returing to the North in time for the Battles of Stamford Bridge and Hastings.
Vampire harems and reality TV collide and an unlikely but steamy romance develops between a CIA vampire slayer and the show's vampire director. From the author of HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE VAMPIRE.
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. Recommended.
Miriam Beckstein learns that she may now be overreaching. And if she gets caught, death or a fate worse is around the bend. There is for instance the feebleminded son of the local king who needs a wife. But they'd never make her do that, would they?
Physicist Neal Clemons has developed a warp drive. However, the US government's project to build the first FTL probe that would use the drive is being attacked by hostile forces.
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.
After a landslide isolates Appleton, a place on the Scottish coast, the place reverts to a mythic reality inhabited by legendary beings, secret rooms, and the blossoming of a rare fruit not seen in decades. Most unexpected is a handsome stranger who will draw three women into an Otherworld in which luck and love will return to Appleton - if only one of them will believe.
Robert Gu, once a world-famous poet, is now recovering from Alzheimer's. The world that he remembers was much as we know it today, but he now encounters a much-changed world, a new information age in which the virtual and the real are a seamless continuum, layers of reality built on digital views seen by a single person or millions, depending on your choice. His attempts to cope with this new reality unwittingly involve him in a wide-ranging conspiracy.
Four Weber stories set in Keith Laumer's Bolos universe, one appearing in print for the first time.
In a basement in New Mexico, four poker buddies find reason to believe that a mystery has been buried beneath the sands of the Sahara desert since the beginning of time. A sudden burst of curiosity propels mild-mannered English professor Will and his three friends to the Sahara to excavate a site where radar has evidently detected trilithic stones hidden beneath the sand. There they stumble upon an ancient artifact that will change their lives, and the world, forever...a gateway between planets, linking Earth to distant worlds.
Companion to INNOCENTS ABROAD: 25 of his finest science fiction stories.
The Mayan calendar foretells the end of the world on December 21, 2012. On that day Michael Gabriel disappears from the face of the Earth after saving the entire planet. Less than a year later, his wife gives birth to twin sons who may be destined to be the Hero Twins of Mayan legend. A third child is also born with supernatural powers. May she be the key to humanity's future.
Every planet and colony across the spiral arm, human or alien, feels devastated. Focused intently on an outside foe, leaders across the galaxy are failing to hold their nations together, empires are crumbling. Despair, tyranny, blame and violence prevail. For the first time in memory, Ildiran has taken up arms against Ildiran. Through the psychic network Jora'h suffers every death of his slaughtered people. No one is safe.
Young Dr. Carrie Ames is attacked by a patient. Bitten, it would seem. She awakes in the morgue. A few tests confirm the diagnosis: she's now a vampire. But she still can make a choice between humanity and becoming a monster. Most readers, of course, will root for humanity, but that's only because this book is targeted at a mostly human market.
With the dark forces inside him seeking immortality, Gavril must feed on the blood of innocents - or die. Toppled by the loss of the Tears of Artamon, Emperor Eugene of Tielen is tormented by his own daemon. Now he must defend his lands against King Enguerrand of Francia, who claims ownership of the Tears. But both men share a common goal: to destroy Gavril Nagarian and the Drakhaoul that lives within him once and for all.
When an eerie silence falls over the swamps of Louisiana, it's usually a sign that there's a madman somewhere ahead with an army of zombies. Or, if you're with the zombies, it may indicate that Ryan Cawdor and his survivalist team are somewhere ahead, about to hit you with every sort of violence imaginable.
The war between Farsala and Hrum begins. The separate resistance movements 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.
Orphan, exile, priest, Josan has been posted a lighthouse on the farthest edge of the kingdom. When Lady Ysobel Flordelis is shipwrecked on Josan's island, it sets in motion an explosive destiny. Neither Ysobel nor Josan can foresee the significance of their brief meeting. But soon Josan will be forced to leave his island exile on a quest to unlock the secrets that bind his past.
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. Recommended.
Imriel, a prince of Terre d'Ange, is surrounded by enemies who would gladly see him dead. However, he strives to obey blessed Elua's precept of love. Begins a new Kushiel trilogy.
Sequel to THE MEQ. The long-awaited Time of Remembering has arrived. But one Meq, Fleur-du-Mal, does not want to remember. This flower of evil wants nothing less than to wipe his entire people from the face of the Earth.
Like any sensible girl, Cassie tries to avoid vampires. But when the bloodsucking Mafioso she escaped three years ago finds her again, she's forced to turn to the vampire Senate for protection. The undead senators won't help her for nothing, and Cassie finds herself working with one of their most powerful members, a dangerously seductive master vampire - and the price he demands may be more than Cassie is willing to pay.
Darquiel har Aralis is different from any other har. After a disastrous attempt to incept his closest friend, he attracts the attention of the mysterious Thiede, and learns that his origins are more astounding than he imagined. Loki har Aralis is the favoured son of the Tigrons in Immanion, but he too is unaware of his real heritage. When he is kidnapped to the stark realm of Thanatep, he must learn to walk the secret ways between the worlds before he can escape.
The Vikings, wanting to finish England, assemble an army to conquer Wessex. Uhtred, a dispossessed young nobleman married to a woman who hails from Wessex, has little love for either Vikings or Wessex, and for King Alfred he has none at all. But when the Vikings attack out of a wintry darkness to shatter the last English kingdom, Uhtred finds himself at Alfred's side.
Arthur Penn, finally forced to reveal his true identity as King Arthur, can't deal with all the sick and dying who want to be healed by the power of the Holy Grail. Okay. So we'll siphon water through it, bottle it, and sell it as a curative. And Grail Water takes off, an overnight bestseller, the hottest-selling commodity in human history.
Betsy, the Vampire Queen, isn't looking forward to Christmas. She'll have to deal with a family that includes a half-sister who's the devil's daughter and an evil stepmother. She'll have to include in her plans a fiend living in her basement and she has a spring wedding to plan. Could things be worse?
Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor has a birthday coming up and so is just not in the right frame of mind to face the powerful European vampires who have come to pay their respects.
Young adult. Jennifer Scales finds high school difficult. She's half weredragon and half beaststalker. Weredragons and beaststalkers are mortal enemies, but Jennifer is hoping they'll learn to get along. Then she finds out she has a half-brother with a few too many legs and who's hell-bent on payback for a life of abandonment.
Includes excerpts from the novels VALIS, DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP (BLADERUNNER), A SCANNER DARKLY, THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, UBIK, THREE STIGMATA OF PALMER ELDRITCH, stories, and some never before published material.
A collection of SF stories each chosen for its startling, breakthrough concept that turns the reader's thinking upside down. The 640 pages include stories from giants such as Heinlein, Clarke, Asimov, Poul Anderson, Dickson and more.
When the planet Celebre suddenly takes on crucial political significance, the four children of its former ruler, taken as hostages by the tyrannical Hrag dynasty, must decide what to do, first about one another, and then about their oppressed homeworld.
Young adult. Out of the deep sky a horse draped in shrouds of icicles broke into Jack's room. The horse was gray and had too many legs and on the horse's back was a rider even darker than the sky. Jack fell to the floor when the horse screamed and only felt the pulsing warmth of the pendant nestled over his heart. Recommended.
Chicago commodities trader Marcus Walker and his speech-enhanced dog companion, George, are now free of their alien Vilenji captors. But now they're billions of miles from Earth. While they glory in the wonders of their rescuers' high-tech world and the thrill of being the first galactic travellers to arrive there from Earth, really all they want to do is go home.
Jules, a feckless, overweight vampire, has watched his neighbourhood go to hell - and now a new vampire is looking to drive him out. Jules must find a way to contend with life's hurdles without getting a stake through the heart. Recommended.
In one dimension Dr. Jason Crux attempts to prove ESP is possible and battles his superiors, in the other he battles mythical dragons. In one dimension Scott Anderson is exposed in a cult reality show to the threats of the Far Right. In another he fights Nazis in World War II.
Not everyone in this altered Manhattan is powerful enough to become a master of the magic of electricity. Wren has only limited power - she is a retriever. She is assigned to a case to locate a stolen protective cornerstone and return it to an important and wealthy client. But things go wrong and now she must deal not only with the client but with a powerful and somewhat deadly ghost that she accidentally released. Recommended.
Drew finds herself wandering lost through a nightmare landscape, pursued by two monstrous creatures. She soons learn that her dreams have the power to change reality - and that this power poses a danger to the delicate fabric of this world. Yet, the moment she meets a man named Gryfree, she wants to stay despite the beasts that hunt her.
17 brand-new stories about children born with the gift of magic and who use their powers - for good or ill - to transform their worlds to their liking. Foster, Huff, Lindskold, Hoffman, Patton, West and others.
The best short stories of 2005 contains new tales by Stephen Baxter, Gregory Benford, Bruce Sterling, Joe Haldeman and others.
The first authorized guide to Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar, including a new novella by Mercedes Lackey, an exclusive interview with her, a new Valdemar essay by her, detailed summaries of all the novels, an historical overview, a concordance of major characters, events and settings, maps and line art, the songs of Valdemar, plus a section on the diverse Valdemar fan clubs.
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. Vancouver setting.
Fledgling wizard Tony is now an assistant director on "Darkest Night", a syndicated TV show about a vampire detective. His work on the latest episode is interrupted when a Demonic Convergence allows lesser demons to enter our world.
After 14 years busting her tail as a suburban housewife, raising two kids and supporting her husband's political ambitions, retired demon-hunter Kate Connor is ready to rejoin the workforce.
Susan Michaels was once a hot Washington DC reporter until a major scandal ruined her life. Now, working on a story on the "Seattle Slasher", she is at an animal shelter hearing a story about the mayor feeding citizens to a ring of vampires. Then she's talked into adopting a cat that she's allergic to. But that's okay, because the cat turns out to be a gorgeous shape-shifting man who claims to be a vampire slayer. Claims. Susan finds the vampire slayer bit kind of tough to swallow.
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.
From the tiny snowbound village of Loulea six men and women will begin a dangerous quest to challenge darkness, fulfill a prophecy and change the course of their world's history.
The newly formed Texas and Ozark Republics have dealt the vampiric aliens their first major defeat. David Valentine is revered as a hero, but has a dangerous enemy within his own ranks, who will have him facing charges for abusing the Quisling prisoners - the human pawns of the Kurians. But there's always those who'll criticize freedom fighters for prisoner abuse. Luckily their phones are tapped.
More DISCWORLD trivia, following on THE UNSEEN UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE.
A greedy building contractor needs to move a grand, old two-story clapboard house in Louisiana. He decides to divide the house in half. This upsets the long dead family that dwells inside. Okay, he's greedy, but how was he supposed to know when they just stay inside and lurk like that? The family's reaction was, from his point of view, extraordinarily unreasonable, just the kind of thing you'd expect from people with too little substance to the cerebral cortex.
Assistant Trader Jethri Gobelyn is a hardworking young Terran who knows a lot about living onboard his family's space-going trade ship and a little bit about Liadens. In short order, however, Jethri Gobelyn is about to find out a lot more about Liadens. With his very existence a threat to the balance of trade, he needs to learn fast, or else help destroy all he holds dear.
Mankind has populated deep space. Separated from Earth and each other by unimaginable reaches of space, and forced to adapt to diverse planetary environments, the isolated colonies have forgotten their pasts - until a mining ship on a radiation-drenched planet finds a mysterious ship locked deep inside the rock.
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. Recommended.
Sequel to DRUIDS. Ainvar's clan is reestablished in a new homeland, as his wife Briga overcomes all obstacles.
Evil returns to the quiet Pennsylvania village of Pine Deep. The Black Harvest, a serial killer's spree of 30 years ago, had been replaced by cheerful tourists getting ready to enjoy the country's largest Halloween celebration - until the horror begins: unspeakably desecrated bodies and inexplicable insanity.
Bridei is a young nobleman fostered at the home of Broichan, one of the most powerful druids in the land. Broichan sets Bridei tasks for a purpose that Bridei cannot fathom. But then Bridei finds a child, seemingly abandoned by the fairie folk and fights to save the child. Broichan is wary. As Bridei comes to manhood he sees the shy girl Tuala blossom into a beautiful woman. Broichan sees the same process and feels only danger...for Tuala could be a key part in Bridei's future...or could spell his doom.
The young Pictish warrior Kal searches for the stolen holy relic that could save his people. Meanwhile, the enraged Picts wage a desperate doomed war against the great King Conan.
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. Recommended.
24th century Earth: entrepreneur Lucius Sterling has created a trillion dollar empire by solving the world's problems through nano-biology: disease, war, poverty, and even death. But when a new technology attacks the fundamental building blocks of nano-biology, the survival of humanity is at stake. And only Sterling's estranged grandson, Jack, can stop the destruction.
Captain Will Laurence and his extraordinary combat dragon Temeraire receive orders to escort a precious cargo of valuable dragon eggs from Istanbul to England.
A woman's psychic connection to her sister reaches beyond the grave. Warnings come to television reporter Hallie Moore as the murderer of her twin sister selects his next victim.
Harry Silver has already had a lifetime of trouble from ordinary Berserkers, the automated killing machines programmed an age ago to denude the galaxy of life. Now when his own family is kidnapped, he faces a deviant machine. Ordinary Berserkers armed with weapons powerful enough to kill an entire planet were enough of a nightmare. What worse deviltry will a killing machine gone rogue attempt - and even if Silver can stop it, will he ever see his family alive again?
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. Recommended.
Young Princess Clara must defend her crown, as the atmosphere gradually leaks away from the Red Planet.
An intelligent life force takes over the oceans and exacts revenge on mankind.
College student Marvin wants to take a really good vacation. And so he signs up for what he can afford, a mindswap, in which your consciousness is swapped into the body of an alien lifeform. But bad lucks puts him into the body of an interstellar criminal, a body that he has to vacate fast. But that criminal consciousness has stolen Marvin's earthly body, and Marvin has to find a body on the black market.
Illustrated by Alan Lee.
Led by Patton's armoured divisions, the Confederates reach as far as the Great Lakes before their thrust is halted. In the South, the former slaves are forced to build their own concentration camps. And in Philadelphia, with the President dead, Vice President La Follette grasps the reins of his leadership, while Assistant Secretary of War Franklin Roosevelt subtly builds his own power base.
The Vast Machine is determined to wipe out the Travelers, all those with ability to cross out of our world into another. The Harlequins are a secret lineage of warriors sworn to protect the Travelers. But all the Travelers are gone and Maya is one of the last of the Harlequins. It looks like the Vast Machine has won - until a pair of brothers are found who may have the talent to become Travelers. Recommended.
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.
Homicide detective Samantha Brown pursues a deranged killer, her only clue a medieval cross inscribed "Lucan". This is the name of the owner of a new nightclub not far from the murder scene. Samantha finds herself drawn to Lucan - who believes he's a vampire and Samantha is his reincarnated first love.
Young Galen Waylock is the last watchman of the dream gate beyond which the ancient evils wait. Now the minions of Darkness have stirred in the deep and the long watch is over. An army of mythic monsters has invaded our world and Galen and his friends have begun to fight them. Recommended.
If the Blackcollars can find their way inside a Rygqril tactical center located on a conquered human colony world, it could tip the balance in the war. But Prefect James Galway plots to subvert their mission.
The three COBRA books in one omnibus volume: Earth decides to attack the aliens not from space, but on the ground - with forces the Troft did not even suspect. Thus were created the Cobras, a guerilla force whose deadly weapons were surgically implanted. But power brings temptation: and not all the Cobras could be trusted to fight for Earth alone.
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.
Unless Jack, Draycos and a reluctant Alison can lead the Phookas to safety in the forest, the unfortunate creatures will become the latest victims of the genocide that threatens to wipe out their entire race. Jack must become a herdsman, protecting the Phookas from danger as they travel deep into the unexplored forest. But even more importantly, he must protect from the mercenaries and Alison the herd's dark secret.
Valashu Elahad, the youngest prince of the royal house of Mesh, will journey to the farthest reaches of Ea to try and reclaim a mystical object that will free the world of Morjin's evil and save his people from sure destruction. Along the way he will discover truths about friendship, courage...and love. And the terrible truth about the being who threatens to sunder his world.
Nikolai Dante is summoned to Britannia, where he is framed for a royal murder. To escape the executioner's blade Dante must catch the real killer while being pursued by bounty hunters, kinky socialites and secret agents.
Four years after the end of the Brood War, Emperor Arcturus Mengsk rebuilds the Dominion despite an ever-present alien threat. A young stealth operative or "Ghost" known as Nova has received years of intensive physical and psychic training and can infiltrate any situation and strike without ever being seen or heard.
A young woman's vision allows her to escape an amusement park ride moments before it crashes, killing her boyfriend and best friend. The photographs she took before the accident foretell the deaths of others and now they must help each other elude Death once more when he comes to collect.
Professor Caligari's Traveling Carnival, Buffy concludes, is not the innocent entertainment it seems.
Hordes of mythological creatures suddenly appear across the globe. As the death toll escalates rapidly, Hellboy and his friends at the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense arm themselves for battle.
Rogue Trooper - genetic infantryman and sole-surviving member of his unit - is hot on the trail of the traitor general who sold him out.
Betrayed by one of their own, the crew of DS9 goes on the hunt for Kira's attacker, the conflicted Jen'Hadar soldier Taran'atar. Throughout the dangerous mission the team uncovers surprising motives and unexpected alliances, ultimately leading to an enemy they least expect.
With only a dragon's scale to guide him, Barreth Forlo must find his missing wife. A foul ritual has begun that has Forlo's unborn child at the heart of it.
The first of a trilogy that tells the rise and fall of the most infamous family of vampires in the Warhammer world - the Von Carsteins. When Vlad Von Carstein becomes ruler of the haunted land of Sylvania, a plague of evil is set loose. Can anyone save the Empire from this bloodthirsty family of vampires?
The first Ebberon anthology. Authors include Ebberon creator Keith Baker, Edward Bolme, and Don Bassingthwaite.
A "fighter" is a D&D technical term for a particular character class. All characters fall into a few classes, just as in the real world. Your class is your essence, your inescapable destiny. All else is contingent rubbish, never to touch your dodecahedral soul.
When a dangerous psychic terrorist escapes from their custody, the Sisters of Battle, armed with determination, faith and some very big guns, have to recapture the criminal and restore their honour.
Omnibus of all three of the popular Last Chancers novels. Hardened criminal Kage and his team are given one last chance to redeem themselves - they must go on a series of desperate missions behind enemy lines, each more dangerous than the last. Last man standing goes free.
Not only is Elder Seth the head of the Josephite Church but the President of the United States has just gifted him the entire state of Utah. Oh, and secretly he wants to open up a rift in space and time allowing daemons to pour through and consume the souls of every living thing on Earth.
After thousands of years of expansion and conquest, the human Imperium is at its height. His dream for humanity accomplished, the Emperor hands over the reins of power to his Warmaster, Horus, and heads back to Terra. But is Horus strong enough to control his fellow commanders and continue the Emperor's grand design, or will such incredible power corrupt him?
For years many have believed that the rise of superpowered mutants represents a threat to the survival of ordinary humans. Some, it's true, are fire hazards, but the uncanny X-Men have dedicated their lives to proving that peaceful coexistence with humans is possible as long as they're not, you know, evil or anything. But now some really alien critters have crash-landed on Earth, and these things are really hard to get along with.
1942: winter has halted the Nazi invasion of Russia, but the city of Leningrad is still besieged by German troops. Red Army soldiers and civilians are starving to death, but they refuse to surrender. Now the Nazis are unleashing a terrifying new weapon against the city - a cadre of vampire warriors, hungry for blood.
The Year of Rogue Dragons has been difficult for Dorn and the allies, but it isn't over yet. More blood will be spilled before a new year turns.
The official novelization of the new X-Men movie at the end of May.
In a fantasy kingdom where violence is a way of life, the number one sport is Blood Bowl - gridiron football where anything goes. Dirk 'Dunk' Hoffnung and the rest of the Bad Bay Hackers thought they'd taken everything the game of Blood Bowl could throw at them, but now they literally have to play the game of their lives to prevent the destruction of their kingdom.
The best sf short stories ever written for the Black Library in one massive volume, with some brand new tales added.
The new anthology of WARHAMMER short stories, written by some of the Black Library's favourite authors.
Civil strife strikes Waterdeep, city of intrigue and secrets.
Bannickburn is a burnt-out Scottish mage with little power and even less going for him when he falls into fast company with a crew of casino-running criminals. Soon he's back living the high life he's used to. But just when Bannickburn thinks he's hit the jackpot, he learns that in every game, winners can turn into losers with the squeeze of a trigger.
Dissension has torn Ravnica apart, and a plague of assassinations runs rampant. It is unfortunate, for Kos, that on a world where ghosts linger his death doesn't provide nearly the hiding place he'd like.
Moon Camp Americana is home to some of humanity's most forward-thinking research scientists. But have they really cloned serial killer Jason Voorhees, not once, but twice?
Jacob Goodnight, a reclusive psychopath, is obsessed with snuffing out the sin in the eyes of his victims. Based on the upcoming WWE motion picture starring superstar wrestler Kane.
A Xindi weapon appears above Earth without warning and unleashes a blast that kills millions across two continents. StarFleet must quickly convert a peaceful scientific exploration to a military mission and send it out on Captain Archer's Enterprise to prevent a second such weapon from being deployed.
A new Eberron trilogy is begun.
Jedi master Luke Skywalker has unified the Jedi Knights into a cohesive order. But now planetary interests begin to threaten the new time of relative peace, and Luke is plagued by dark visions. Evil is rising again - out of the best of intentions.
Arnevin has gained too much power too fast, and the price will be higher than any mere elf can pay.
Along with Khan's genetically engineered followers from the twentieth century, Khan and Marla McIvers of StarFleet are left on Ceti Alpha V with the hopes of building a new life together. But then catastrophe strikes, laying waste to the entire world, and Khan must use every ounce of his superhuman strength and intellect to wage a fearsome battle against the planet, his people...and the growing darkness in his own soul.
When an ancient pact is invoked, the Deathwatch Space Marines must put aside their prejudices to battle alongside the alien eldar to protect the galaxy from an even greater menace.
Pamela Voorhees is back after 25 years and ready to join her son in a rampage of murder. But she'll need to fetch him home, because he's now the main attraction in a travelling sideshow. And someone there has plans to auction off Jason online. Who will win the auction? The Jason-obsessed rock star, Ross Feratu? The ruthless tycoon, Nathaniel Morgas? Or will the FBI step in and put Jason behind bars before the final bid?
With a billion people literally living on top of each other, religious fanaticism has always had a firm stranglehold on the towering hive city of Necromunda. Foremost amongst these fanatics is Cardinal Crimson and he's setting out on a crusade to hunt down a newcomer to the hive, a man who knows secrets that could finish Crimson forever. Once again it's down to the dashing Kal Jerico and his erstwhile companions to save the day.
NIGHTBRINGER, WARRIORS OF ULTRAMAR, and DEAD SKY BLACK SUN - the three novels featuring Space Marine Captain Uriel Ventris - in one volume.
Sir James Markham and his orders of the Rose, Sword and Crown attempt to break the siege of Solanthus.
So, do you think you're a WARHAMMER 40K expert? Test yourself.
A follow up to LIBERTY'S CRUSADE: the story of how a human woman named Kerrigan was transformed into the ruthless Zerg Queen of Blades, and became a mortal enemy to her own kind.
In a thrilling race against time, Empire archaeologist Alaric and his no-nonsense sidekick Dietrich must find and destroy four Chaos icons before their evil power can be awakened and used to summon a powerful daemon that will destroy the Empire.
The first of a set of three books based on the Xbox hit game, Perfect Dark. The novel reveals more about Joanna Dark, the perfect agent. Fresh from her battles in Perfect Dark Zero, Joanna is thrust into war on a shadowy mysterious world where hypercorporations vie for power. Jo is forced into yet another battle with dataDyne and must confront her past.
In a bleak, dark future overrun with crime, psychic powers are a dangerous reality. Cassandra Anderson and the members of the PSI Division are all that stands between the civilians and an underclass of dangerous psychic criminals. In Anderson's second gritty adventure, she takes a terrifying ride into the mind of a serial killer, and uncovers some very dark secrets!
Ambassador Spock and his allies must find and penetrate the Watraii home base, where secrets about this new enemy's links to the Vulcan race are finally revealed.
Frankie Lam has it all: money, great job and a steady stream of women. But his world is about to be rocked to its core as he takes over his deceased brother's job in the Hong Kong office of a shadowy multi-national corporation. Spirit-ancestors, organised crime and an elusive disposable pop star; welcome to Hong Kong, Frankie!
Superman, inexplicably absent for a few years, returns to Earth when Warner releases the new movie at the end of June.
Airship travel over Eberron is still a bit dangerous. It isn't just the falling for hundreds of meters to meet your end splattered in all directions. There's also pirates and mercenaries and other unsavoury characters to watch out for. A young thief on the streets of Wroat has stumbled on a clue that send her and the crew of the Mourning Dawn on the trail of Ashrem's Legacy.
The Raging Bears have begun their occupation of the planet Vega with the hope of restoring order amid relentless violence and civil ruin. But their bold move to stabilize Prefecture I for the Republic of the Sphere may prove to be the chance their enemies have waited for.