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On the day of his father's death science writer George Daly decides to write a book on coincidence. In rapid order he discovers that he has a twin brother and that his wife is unfaithful. This leads to his death at the hands of his twin's enemies to his return and involvement in murders.
On Earth, Grace and Travis are waiting for the badly wounded Beltan to come out of his coma. But they are being pursued by representatives from Duratek, who are determined to exploit Eldh for everything it is worth, and by mysterious gold-masked sorcerers.
The new Xanth. Once a common country boy, the Dastard sold his soul to a detestable demon for the power to erase events and rewrite history for his own devious ends. But this depraved desperado has underestimated the courage and cleverness of a young girl named Becka, who can transform herself into a dragon at the speed of thought.
A spirited sextet of brave adventurers battle deadly demons in a cosmic game for the future of Xanth.
Cathan, son of a count, travels across the waterworld of Aquasilva to inform his father of the discovery of a cache of iron in their territory. On the way, however, he stumbles across a plot to unleash a new age of fundamentalism. The Domain, who hold supreme religious power, and their holy warriors, the Sacri, are ruthlessly supressing all change on Aquasilva. Cathan begins putting together an alliance against them.
The Raven find themselves drawn into a hopeless battle in defence of the brood Kaan as they fight to prevent the other dragons of the dragon dimension pouring through the inter-dimensional rip - created by the spell Dawnthief - into Balalai.
A ghost story set in the glittering world of Hollywood, where nothing is what it seems - even Death. Recommended.
Merlin must find his stolen sword in order to repel an encroaching evil which is intent on destroying the magic isle of Fincarya. But first he must confront a magical mirror that alters one's destiny.
The youngest in a long line of witches, Ari senses things are changing for the worse. For generations her kin have tended the Old Places, keeping the land safe and fertile. Now, she finds herself torn between the world of mortals and the world of Fae, who ignore what occurs in the mortal world, for the roads between the two lands are vanishing into thin air.
Guinvere, portrayed as warrior queen of England.
The planet is spiraling into environmental disaster, with floods and earthquakes destroying the lives of millions. Martin Humphries knows that space-based industry is the way of the future. But unlike Randolph, he does not care if Earth perishes in the process. As Randolph flies toward the Asteroid Belt aboard a fushion-propelled spacecraft, Humphries makes his move.
Short stories: the Elliotts, a family of outlandish, great-hearted, and loving-spirited Halloween creatures, have an 'abnormal' adopted son - Timothy - who can see his reflection in the mirror.
A fully illustrated (by David Cherry) guide to the people, places and events of the Shannara epic.
Cat Moselle is associate editor for a tabloid in Denver. After a werewolf saves her life, Cat writes up the story, though it's so bizarre she wonders if it really happened. But the werewolf is real, and is now cursing himself for bringing attention to Denver's werewolves. Lucius may have jeopardized his clan, but something about Cat's scent suggests she isn't entirely human.
When Renwald Legroeder escapes from the stronghold of the Kyber pirates, he becomes the focal point of an age-old conspiracy. Returning home he tells of his sighting of the long-lost phantom ship Impris and his subsequent capture by the Kyber. But accused of collaboration with the pirates, his only hope for vindication is a journey in the company of amphibious alien riggers on a suicide mission.
A magical robe said to have once belonged to the frost giants of a faraway land is now the Truthsayer's cloak of office. Divination is never done without it. But when the seer's robe is stolen from his mountain alcove by brutal trespassers, Dalin, his young apprentice, must attempt to track it down. For without the robe there can be no Truthsayer.
In the 16 years since the Khatrimantine Empire fell to the vast hordes of the Mogaun, the invaders' evil deity, the Lord of Twilight, was shattered into five lost souls destined to become Shadowkings. But for Suviel, one of the few surviving mages, it was not a final defeat. Nor was it so for Ikarno Mazaret, Lord Commander of the the Knights of the Fathertree.
Future technology gives criminals new ways to steal and murder and then cover their tracks. Life is no easier for private eye Martti Seppanen in a Los Angeles that Phillip Marlowe wouldn't recognize. A murder weapon may be a bioengineered disease, the murderer may be someone who can control other people mentally, and the victim may be someone whose legal status as a human is in limbo and whose existence is a government secret.
An ex-mechanic janitor and a broken-down Indian medicine man take to the road and discover that frightening magic and old powers are still alive and working in the modern world of highways and electric heating.
Among those accompanying Tenebrea agent Andrea Flores on a vital mission is Eric, the clone of her dead husband. She has not forgotten her true reason for joining the Tenebrea: to avenge the deaths of her husband and children by the hands of Cor terrorists who mistook her husband for Eric.
At the centre of the entwined lives of all the Newford Tales stands a young artist named Jilly Coppercorn, whose paintings capture the hidden beings that dwell in Newford's shadows. Now here is her own story. Behind the painter's fey charm there's a dark secret and a past she's laboured to forget. That past is coming to claim her now. Recommended.
The harp was a gift from Jacky Lantern's fey kin, as was the music Angharad pulled from its strings.
The fact that a dozen or more humanoid alien infants have been brought to Earth to be given into the care of major Earth governments is stunning yet distant news to a household of political outcasts in a midwestern Canadian city - until one comes to live in the house, with all the attendant government surveillance.
The world's most deadly assassin has been hired to kill King Ambrose. The King's Daggers are plunged into danger - because only White Sister Emerald can identify the killer's magic and only Sir Stalwart knows what he looks like. The two must trap the killer before he can strike at the king - or at them.
New in the Vampire Files series, featuring Jack Fleming, a private eye on the right side of the law - and the wrong side of the grave in post-Prohibition Chicago. This time he is trying to find a good-time girl gone bad, who may have been the victim of a premature burial.
The author of the NIGHTRUNNER series begins a new fantasy series. In the Kingdom of Skala an usurper king claims his young half-sister's throne. To be born female into the royal life has become a death sentence. But as the king's nephew, his sister's only child, grows into manhood, it is unknown to both that the boy is actually the princess's daughter, given male form by a dark magic to protect her until she can claim her rightful destiny.
An alien pyramid has appeared in the middle of Chicago, growing so large that even the military can't stop it, or the way it transports citizens into the world of mythology.
The First Wizard at Ayindril does not realize that in agreeing to help a young woman during the war against D'Hara and the tyranny of Panis Rahl he will be bound by the woman's Debt of Bones. This will commit him to pit his power against Panis Pahl himself.
12 original stories of time travel, time paradoxes and alternate universes. Contributors include Rusch, Duane, Hogan and Dean Wesley Smith.
Six months of celibacy have made Anita Blake crave the two men in her life like never before. But merging their powers together will give this mortal woman a taste of immortal hunger that she'll never be able to forget.
As Ulysses S. Grant is locked in combat with the British Army in the jungles of Mexico, Generals Sherman and Lee are planning a bold counterstrike: a sea-going invasion through Ireland.
The 3rd and final volume in the Dune prequel trilogy. Emperor Shaddam Corrino directs research into the creation of a synthetic spice, amal, on the planet Ix. This attempt at absolute power goes out of control. Meanwhile the hostility between the Houses Atreides and Harkonnen intensifies as they prepare their own bids for power.
The siege of Arrandin is over, but the war with the East goes on. It falls to Erkal Dortrean to make peace between the Easterner chieftains and the Emperor of Latun. Meanwhile the Southers have established a toehold in the city-port of Ellanguan, and Erkal's wife Karlena must use all her wits to keep the Empress safe.
For sf fans of the Saint and Travis McGee mystery series. If you read his curriculum vitae you might think this private eye of the future is a Saint, and swear that he's honest, paying for what he gets, getting what he's paid for, with somehow a little extra for everybody to go around. Take the case of the teleported scientist who suddenly has a hole in his memory and a bigger hole in his bank account, emptied by someone answering to his own description.
The alien Hyadeans' high-tech gifts promise to make a paradise of planet Earth. But wealthy socialite and "fixer" Roland Cade discovers that his government and the very economy have been subverted by the power of the aliens. The terrorists he hears about on the news are actually fighting for freedom for Terrans and Hydadeans alike.
Shakespeare's first love - and its magical twists and turns... young Will Shakespeare's wife and newborn child disappear, drawing the Bard into a realm beyond imagination.
In the wake of the Battle of Shan Moss, Lusara slips further into the hold of a new despotic king. The Angel of Darkness is destroying everything that stands in his way while still caught in the grip of a prophecy he can no longer deny. Robert Douglas sets out on a dangerous path to free Lusara once and for all.
Brazen young haremaid Dotti and fearsome warrior badger Lord Brocktree undertake a perilous journey to the legendary mountain of the badger lords, which is under siege by the vicious wildcat Ungatt Trunn and his infamous Blue Hordes.
Taggerung is a baby otter, born in Redwall, but kidnapped by Sawney Rath in the belief he is a legendary beast. Taggerung is raised to be a ruthless killer, but his Redwall past is not completely forgotten.
Rock Legends. True Romance. A fantasy about England. The talented little brat, Fiorinda, is a rock and roll princess. Ax Preston is a soft-spoken guitarman with bizarre delusions about saving the country; and Sage Pender, techno-wizard king.
The story of Lanen Kaelar, begun in SONG IN THE SILENCE, continues. Her search for great dragons brought her discovery of her own true love, but the course of happiness is not an easy one. Her decisions could spell the salvation of an entire race - but at the cost of all she holds dear.
French Landing, Wisconsin, a normal, middle-American town is troubled by a serial killer known as 'The Fisherman'. He has taken three children. The local police are helpless, and the town's only hope is ex-detective Jack Sawyer.
Four boys once stood together and did a brave thing. Now 25 years later the four still reunite every year to go hunting in the Maine woods. But then one evening a stranger stumbles into their campsite, disoriented and mumbling of lights in the sky.
Valdemar. Skif (first met in ARROWS OF THE QUEEN) is a homeless orphan who lives with a gang of juvenile pickpockets ... until he is 'Chosen' by one of Valdemar's magical horses and becomes a Herald serving the Queen.
The descendents of Murdo Ranulfson continue the search for the grail.
The new Earthsea novel. After the humble sorcerer Alder's wife Lily dies, he is inconsolable. He begin to dream of the dead. And then the dragons break their truce, and the balance of Earthsea begins to shift. Alder must appeal to the former archmage Ged, now living in self-imposed exile on Gont, for help.
Sutty, an Observer from Earth for the interstellar Ekumen, has been assigned to a new world - an alien world in the grip of a stern monolithic state, the Corporation, which has embraced new technology and outlawed the past, the old calligraphy, all the ancient beliefs and ways: every citizen must now be a producer-consumer. But as she travels from the city into the countryside, Sutty discovers the remnants of a banned religion, a hidden culture, and begins to learn more about the Telling, the old faith of the planet. Recommended.
On a morning when most do not wake up - killed in their sleep by their own nightmares - the few survivors find the world a confusing, terrifying place. The balance of nature has changed. Mankind is no longer the dominant species - it is now an intruder, something to be removed and then destroyed by an Earth bent on vengeance.
A utopia has been brought to us by the elegantly strange Foreigners, golden cloaked aliens who arrive on Earth out of nowhere and, enraptured with our music, give us a peace we should be delighted with. But the Foreigners will all leave unless Jack Parry can stop them from being killed. Recommended.
From the author of WICKED and CONFESSIONS OF AN UGLY STEPSISTER. A British writer investigates a woman claiming to be haunted by the ghost of Jack the Ripper.
A stand-alone novel within the 'Judiciary' universe. Bench specialist Garol Vogel attempts to make peace with the Langsarik people - the people his own judiciary drove into a life of piracy.
Hundreds of different races, created and then abandoned by the Preservers, co-exist on the artificial planet called Confluence. Caught in the middle of a terrible civil war is Yama, the last of the bloodline that constructed Confluence. He is determined to seek out the answers to the mystery of his birth.
4th in the Acorna series. Acorna answers a distress signal from a world of sentient plants and finds the wreckage of a ship attacked by the alien Khleevi.
3rd in the alternate history GHOST trilogy. In Russia Johan Eschbach discovers what new weapons technology is being developed there, a threat even more fearsome than the atomic bombs of Austro-Hungary.
A punk of the future undergoes intergalactic culture shock when he travels to the underwater planet of Octavia.
Praz rejects the teaching that is offered him by the Order. When his mentor is fouly slain, he sets off across a world confused by the magical Sea of Mist.
Fully functional and illustrated by Paul Kidby, with everything you need to know about the Guild, written by Pratchett.
13 stunning illustration from Josh Kirby.
Startling revelations from the final volume of the trilogy: the painful price that Lyra must pay to walk through the land of the dead; the haunting power of Dr. Malone's amber spyglass, and the names of who will live and who will die for love; the secret of Dust that is uncovered by the brutal outcome of the war with the Kingdom of Heaven. Recommended.
David Talbot - a hero, adventurer, and almost-mortal vampire - recounts the tale of Merrick, who has unknowingly inherited her extraordinary powers from the Great Mayfair Witches, as it moves from the New Orleans of the past to the jungles of Guatemala, ancient Mayan ruins, and beyond.
With the Earth in the path of the rapacious Posleen, the peaceful and friendly races of the Galactic Federation offer their resources to help defend the backward Terrans - for a price. Humanity now has three worlds to defend, and Earth does not come first. As Earth's armies rush into battle, humans begin to learn a valuable lesson: you can protect yourself from your enemies, but may the Lord save you from your allies!
In FLIGHT OF THE RAVEN Aidan is heir to the Lion Throne of Homana and a prophecy that is on the verge of fulfillment. In TAPESTRY OF LIONS, nearly a century has passed since the Prophecy of the Firstborn was set in motion. Now, Kellin, heir to Homana's throne, has only to sire an offspring with an Ihlini woman to recreate a magical race.
2001 Clarke nominee. Humanity takes old enmities and an ancient tradition of violence to a starkly beautiful new planet. From the early scenes set on a colony ship towed by a comet to the epic description of a planet covered by sodium chloride, the narrative reveals a world slidiing into its first war.
Classic gory horror: saber-toothed tiger awakes from cryogenic sleep and starts eating the people of Southern California.
2000 World fantasy award nominee for Best Anthology. This anthology showing the state of the art in horror and suspense includes: a short novel by Blatty; novellas by Lansdale, Morrell and Oates; novelettes by Campbell, King, Ligoti, Monteleone, Newman, Van Lustbader, F. Paul Wilson and Wolfe; stories from Bryant, Cacek, Nancy Collins, Disch, Gaiman, Gorman, Hautala, Klein, Edward Lee, Little, McKiernan, Powers, Sarrantonio, Schneider, Michael Marshall Smith, Spruill and Chet Williamson.
Three scientists, on an expedition to the Arctic, discover a ship frozen in the ice. Aboard that ship they find Frankenstein's notes on the creation of his monster and are led to re-create his experiment.
A mysterious stranger pursues his own unfathomable agenda while feasting upon the throbbing veins of the captivated women who fall under his spell. The ancient legends prove all too accurate - and the most celebrated vampire of them all haunts the night once more.
1899: a series of murders in London's infamous East End leaves the victims drained of blood. Neither physician Dr. Andrew Quimby nor his lover, La Contessa di Rospo, believe the rumours that the killer is not human. But the Contessa's expertise in such matters hints at a secret that will place them both in grave danger.
Three time-travel novels in one volume: LETTERS FROM ATLANTIS, PROJECT PENDULUM, and THE TIME HOPPERS.
Selena Crawford is a Chicago homicide detective and the unwilling "companion" of Istvan, chief enforcer of vampire law. Though bonded by blood, they want next to nothing to do with each other. Until a vampire murder brings a threat close to home.
A human-alien hybrid with a bad reputation, former captain Jani Kilian emerges from 18 years of hiding only to immediately find herself an important player in the Commonwealth's delicate dealings with the alien idomeni, and at deadly odds with the top powers in politics, finance and crime.
3rd in the future delineated in INHERIT THE EARTH and ARCHITECTS OF EMORTALITY. Hundreds of years in the future Mortimer Gray is born into a world where he will live potentially forever. And after a traumatic natural disaster that nearly kills him as a young man, Gray devotes the next 500 years of his life to a study of death and its effects on human civilization, viewed from the post-death condition.
A dark god, nourished on primal fear and blood, has risen from the dead, seeking out the darkest souls - until a rag-tag group of heroes rise to fight the evil unleashed by its resurrection.
A bizarre discovery is made on Callisto in 2270: dozens of strange wheeled artifacts are found buried beneath the icy surface. A quickly formed expedition finds that Jupiter is inhabited by a race of balloon-like aliens who defend their world against comet strikes by moving their moons using gravitation technology. Recommended.
Since the Portal opened over the stadium in Cincinnati a decade ago, dragons, elves, gnomes and other creatures have come through and set up residency within the Portal's magical fields. Reporter Kline Maxwell covers the death of a dragon that crashed into the Cuyahoga, but what should be a simple accident report leads to Maxwell being kidnapped by elves and framed for murder.
560 pages, with stories from Kim Stanley Robinson, Turtledove, Bear, Niven, Ward Moore, Benford, Poul Anderson, Sterling and many more.
BZ Gundhalinu is a by-the-book "Blue" on the trail of high corruption within the force. When a police raid goes horribly awry, BZ finds himself teamed up with Nyx LaisTree, a hard-nosed cop with no respect for the rules, and Devony Seaward, a beautiful hooker with a heart of gold. Together the three must fight the corruption of Tiamat and try to expose it before they all end up dead. Noir suspense taking place during the events of THE SNOW QUEEN.
The complete short stories, with the author's introductions.
Conan is plucked from the gallows and joins his rescuers in their struggle to rid Zingara of their hated despot. Conan's mind is now wonderfully concentrated by the near-hanging and devoid of all the distracting thoughts that had once troubled his inauthentic being-in-the-world. His rescuers, however, find his single-minded and unending fury at having missed his last meal (the jailers had promised him extra fries), somewhat irritating.
All seems lost for the humans of Aventuria. The shape-changing Bhadradomen have invaded their lands and usurped their queen, aided by the Aelyr lord Falthorn. Queen Helananthe has been forced to stand down or see the death of her mother and brother.
After an enormous tidal wave kills thousands, a woman in a black wet suit emerges from the ocean and walks onto a Pacific Northwest beach. The beach is filled with the oppressed and drugged homeless of the Asian subcontinent, who have gotten only this far in their attempt to reach North America. Is the new arrival a monster or a goddess? One thing is for sure: all hell is breaking loose.
From the archives of ANALOG and ASIMOV science fiction magazine come 10 stories by a group of bestselling women writers who have changed the nature of visionary fiction.
A dangerous new street drug called Berserk is capable of sending its user into a mindless, destructive rage. After checking around, Repairman Jack discovers that the drug comes from a most surprising source. And it is entirely up to him to destroy this source, even if it is to the cost of his own life.
Fantasy artist Wendy Froud and storyteller Terri Windling present the latest contribution to the Froud faery canon with the adventures of the Sneezle, furry denizen of Old Oak Wood, who confronts a winter held at bay by a mysterious magical force.
The newest Saint-Germain historical vampire novel is set in a bloody period in Indian history in the 14th century. The Count is captured by the Mongol conquerer Timur and his vampiric nature is partially revealed.
In eastern Spain in the early 600s Saint-Germain makes a vampire of the headstrong Csimenae. For five hundred years, as Spain is controlled first by the Visigoths and then by Moors, Csimenae rules as mother of vampires. When the authorities begin to hunt her, Saint-Germain faces an impossible choice.
The ruling Skolian family, separated for decades, begins once again to gather in the shadow of a disastrous interstellar war to reassume the throne of the Empire.
When Earth's advances toward an alien paradise are rebuffed with missile fire, it decides to give peace one more chance. They dispatch one more ship to the planet - its captain, Matt Wiener, is prepared to do what it takes to keep the universe in harmony, even if it kills them all.
A secret message awaits Kane in the shattered ruins of Chicago. Soon the warriors are facing an old enemy inside the living tombs haunted by the ghosts of a hopeless, despairing age.
Vampire-turned-psychologist Meghann O'Neill specializes in treating victims of abusive relationships. Simon Baldevar, the man who turned her into a vampire, however, has reappeared and has begun his sadistic games by murdering the human Megahann has sworn to help through her practice.
A new movement on Earth seeks to use the recorded personalities of the dead as their helpless virtual reality playthings. To the worlds of the interstellar Thousand Cultures, where the reborn are accepted as normal citizens, it's a monstrous crime and reinforces their distaste for Earth. If Earth cannot be stopped from ratifying its plans, the entire structure of galactic human civilization will collapse.
In a world slipping toward disaster, but distracted by the false hopes and illusory paradises of virtual reality, Hal Halliday is taken into the lurid world of the sex sites in VR.
Winner of the 2000 Nebula Award. 2001 Clarke nominee. In California 2030 a new faith is born, and Lauren Olamina (of PARABLE OF THE SOWER) is convinced her quiet community of Acorn should begin plans to colonize the stars. But society's sudden collapse threatens the group's existence. With her followers brutally enslaved, Lauren must fight back.
Masterworks from the masters: Asimov, Clarke, Gibson, Heinlein, Le Guin and many others.
The war of gods erupts across Britain as Balor prepares to usher in eternal night. Mankind's champions are scattered and broken after their terrible defeat.
The alien atevi enter the treacherous politics of space travel - as their one human negotiator is caught in the throes of mutiny.
Wizardry Cursed and Wizardry Consulted in one volume. Now programmer/wizard Wiz Zumwalt has to deal with a deadly curse laid on him, a couple of computer criminals from his own world, and a group of dragons who view his activities with alarm.
The immortal soldier Casca Longinus is in medieval Venice, embroiled in a blood feud that sparks a war between families.
Althalus is a thief and a scoundrel. On his way to stealing The Book from the House at the End of the World he collides head-on with Dweia. Dweia is a Goddess, beautiful and enchanting and powerful. But she has an evil brother who is using his magic to rewrite history.
Alain is drawn into the heart of the conflict between humankind and the Cursed Ones. Liath faces her most difficult trial in a land of exile, and Sanglant struggles to reach Henry with a warning about the conspiracy of sorcerers who have sworn to put an end to the Aoi - no matter what they might destroy by unleashing their magic.
A collection of his classic stories, selected by Ellison himself.
Follow the legendary Count through the gaslit streets of London - in new stories from Huff, Saberhagen, Yarbro and others.
The Pannion Domin crawls across the continent of Genabakis, destroying all who refuse the word of its prophet. Dujek Onearm's forces and Whiskeyjack's Bridgeburners stand ready to confront it.
In the vast dominion of Seven Cities, in the Holy Desert Raraku, the seer Sha'ik and her followers prepare for the long-prophesied uprising named the Whirlwind. Unprecedented in its size and savagery, this maelstrom of fanaticism and bloodlust will embroil the Malazan Empire in one of the bloodiest conflicts it has ever known. Recommended.
Doc witnesses a shooting and with his EMT training he saves the life of a badly injured woman. That woman, it turns out, is important to Mr. Patrice, who appears to run a lot of the city. Doc knows he holds some kind of unusual power. Mr. Patrice knows it too. So does the sorcerous Whisper-Who-Dares, who offers threats and temptations far beyond anything Doc ever imagined.
The year is 1771, and the American war for independence is coming. Jamie Fraser, torn between his oath to the Crown and the changing times, stands in the shadow of the fiery cross - a standard that leads nowhere but to the bloody brink of war.
A virtually indestructible being, the last of her genetically altered human race, Oar must face powerful forces seeking her destruction for unknown reasons. There are old allies who need her assistance and a true history that must be revealed. Together with her friend, Admiral Festina Ramos, Oar must find her final destiny.
Investigator Colin Cellars has stumbled onto a deadly suspect not of this world. Now he is being hunted by the very creatures he discovered, who are determined to get his evidence back - no matter what.
A Sister of the Dark captures Richard and takes him deep into the Old World, to the very heart of the Order. Kahlan, remaining behind, violates prophecy and pledges to raise an army against the advancing horde ofthe Imperial Order.
With winter descending and the paralyzing dread of an army of annihilation occupying their homeland, Richard Rahl and his wife Kahlan venture deep into a strange and desolate land, prey to a tireless hunter. Meanwhile Lauren finds herself drawn into a struggle for conquest and revenge, her will seized by abhorrent forces.
Original essays on Tolkien and Middle-Earth from major fantasy writers: Martin, Card, Pratchett, Turtledove, Feist, Le Guin, Wolfe, de Lint, Anderson and more. 24 b/w John Howe illustrations.
21st century Earth is struggling in the wake of nuclear war when Astronomy professor Aurora Bell receives a message from space that seems to portend the arrival of extraterrestrials in three months. The more she investigates, however, the more she doubts the authenticity of the transmission.
Dion, Healer and Wolfwalker, is desperate to distance herself from the fate that awaits her, but she cannot elude the Gray Ones, who grow restless with her absence; the brother searching for his Wolfwalker twin; and the people of her homeland who rely on Dion to secure their future with her knowledge.
Includes a walking tour of Dune, Herbert's opinions on the David Lynch version of his novel, and some of his favourite stories.
The eldest son of a scientist who has disappeared into the wild and ancient world of Ryhope Wood attempts to find him by using his journals. But he is distracted from his search by unexpected feeling for a mysterious Celtic warrior--a heroine who is none other than the key to the mystery of the universe. Recommended.
As Charlemagne's armies sweep across Gaul intent on destroying everything pagan, the Egyptian cat-goddess Bast calls upon the healer Sirona, her last and most reluctant priestess. Only she can turn the tide of the terrible conflict that approaches.
Five years after the explosion at Elita revealed Robert Douglas to be a sorcerer, his nemesis, Nash, has recovered from his injuries and once again threatens the peace of Lusara. Nash, planning an invasion of neighbouring Mayenne, is but a few steps away from possession of a greater power than any before him have known.
Illustrated (70 full-colour paintings) guide, with maps, histories, characters, and the inner workings of the world of THE WHEEL OF TIME. 320pp.
In the England of 1689 15-year-old Eliza finds her 11 brothers turned into enchanted swans. They transport her to America, where she attempts to save her brothers but ends up accused of witchcraft. Elias, a young man living in the 1980s with AIDS, has been rejected by his family and is adapting to life in the streets. With his new companion Sean, he finally finds personal acceptance amid public ostracism.
From the award-winning author of SILK. A troubled young woman delves into the past to discover the secret of a strange fossil that - according to all the laws of nature - couldn't exist. But it did. And still does.
After a long silence, a new novel from the Canadian author. Eron Osa had faced the ultimate penalty. Not death, but the removal of his fam. Without the augmentation of his brain by his electronic familiar, he barely functions amid the bewildering complexities of everyday 761st century life on Splendid Wisdom. The crime he committed must have been terrible indeed to warrant such a dreadful punishment. If only he could remember what it was!
2001 Compton Crook nominee. By the mid-21st century, humans have twice journeyed to Mars, but both missions ended in catastrophe and death. A third - and perhaps final - mission is hastily mounted with a crew of four men and two women. From the moment of their arrival, things go wrong. The astronauts' only hope is to trek halfway across the surface of Mars itself - an ordeal that will test the limits of human endurance.
13 original fantasy stories featuring cats.
In a cave in the Himalayas a guide discovers a self-mutilated body with the warning 'Satan exists". In the Kalahari Desert a nun unearths evidence of a proto-human species and a deity called Older-than-Old. In Bosnia something feeds upon the dead in mass graves. So begins humanity's realization that the underworld is populated by another, demonic race of beings.
Rogue Imperial pilot Hawk Hunter goes AWOL, searching for the mythical Home Planets. Battling across the galaxy, Hunter finds his goal - Planet America, the possible birthplace of humanity. But his celebration is short-lived when an alien armada targets America for destruction and Hawk must summon up all his inborn warrior skills to stop them.
Shadow and intrigue lie over the land and Ryshad, Einarinn's greatest warrior, must steer a careful course if he is to protect his friend and ally, Messire D'Olbriot. But even the most cautious of stratagems can fail and, in an explosive climax, Ryshad must fight to save not only his friend but the very future of Einarinn itself.
As the Fleet tears itself apart, the Loyalists fight desperately to preserve the rule of law in Familias Space. Esmay Suiza-Serrano has been booted out of the Fleet, apparently the victim of Family politics. She has no idea of the whirlwind into which she is about to fall.
9 interwoven stories set in a near-future, 2020-2040, where justice is blind and the ranks of the disenfranchised have swollen to a toxic level. High-tech rules the day, but human nature, for better or worse, remains constant.
Susan Galina, on a luxury cruise, discovers that her favourite author, Max Merriwell, is also aboard ship. The two become friends, but the vacation turns dark as the ship passes into the Bermuda Triangle and Merriwell receives threatening notes signed by his own pseudonyms.
Conclusion. Stryke and his bloodied orc warband reach the end of their quest but the beginning of their problems as Jennasta's hunters close in and the land of Maras-Dantia slips into war. Can the orcs wrest their destiny from chaos?
Born in Imperial Rome, Marius experiences the tragic loss of the vampire Pandora, his lover and fledgling creation. Marius survives the fall of Rome, the Dark Ages and the Black Death, emerging in the Italian Renaissance to create magnificent painting and another vampire - the boy Armand. Moving from Italy, Dresden, Paris, the English castle of the secret and scholarly order of the Talamasca, the story culminates in a jungle paradise where the oldest of the vampires reigns supreme.
Edited and compiled by Eric Flint & Guy Gordon. Stories of the Galaxy. After the Galactic Empire crumbled, the Vegan Confederacy was too weak to survive, yet it prospered because of its secret weapon - telepathy. Not all of the Agents of Vega were human, but all were the most powerful telepaths in the Galaxy.
Canadian author. Young Jordan Mason, on the terraformed planet of Ventus, has visions. Kidnapped by Calandria May - a human from offworld sent to investigate the AIs (the 'Winds' of Ventus) - Jordan is so desperate to find the meaning of his visions that he will risk calling down the Winds that destroy technology to protect the created environment. Recommended.
Sequel to THE PROBABILITY BROACH. It is an America with no government, police or taxes. Drugs are available from vending machines and everyone owns a gun. But there is peace - until rebels insist upon establishing a government and regulations.
Gar Pike encounters his most magical challenge yet on the planet of Oldeira, where Gar and Alea's task is to assimilate the serfs into a force with a chance to overthrow the cruel Wizard Lords.
Good King Julian IV has been dead for 200 years, but his kingdom still misses him. Hail Rosmer wants to be an artist like the fabled Maspero who made Good King Julian's crown. When Hail sees a man catching a fish from the river, she notices that he looks just like King Julian. And there begins an adventure that takes Hail and her enigmatic companion from palace to wilderness to battlefield.
The blue-clad North is wealthier and has better wizards, but the gray-clad South has bolder soldiers. The civil war has raged for three years, but now King Avram's General Guildenstern moves against the northern army under Count Thraxton the Braggard at Rising Rock and meets them in the crucial battle of Sentry Peak.
Sequel to SENTRY PEAK. Joseph the Gamecock and his troops, with their deadly repeating crossbows and wizards wielding sorcerous lightning, are determined to hold Peachtree Province against the loyalist troops of the South. Still the very survival of Detina as one united realm is at stake, and King Avram's forces have no choice but to attack, no matter what the odds, no matter how desperate the situation.
Cherijo Grey Veil and her husband, Duncan, search for a place where she'll be safe from the demented man who created her. But Joseph Grey Veil never gives up. Now the newlyweds are living underground with the help of a renegade band of alien-human half-breeds. Cherijo soon finds that she can't just run away from her past - she must destroy it.
A new magical discovery, Sentient Fire, obeys only the will of its creator and could be a defense against the expansion of the Imperium, if it can be wrested from its capricious owner. Now a monarch with a passion for a world-spanning race called the Ellipse will give the winner lands and titles. For Luzelle Devaire, fleeing her autocratic father, the race is an opportunity for independence. World fantasy award nominee - recommended.
The new Repairman Jack. A virus used in a revolutionary therapy for brain tumours has mutated, forming a group consciousness. Like any good virus, it wants to multiply.
Not to be confused with THE LAST VAMPIRE by Christopher Pike nor the more recent THE LAST VAMPIRE by Whitley Strieber. Elmo Land's new life begins when he notices bite marks on the neck of the attractive but enigmatic Regina Watson. Soon he is in a headlong descent into a dark world of compulsion and desire and the ever-present need to feed.
In the ruins of nuke-ravaged Seattle Ryan comes up against the Illuminated Ones, a secret order whose knowledge foretold the end of the world.
When the Conquistadores arrive, it is the task of Atahualpa, the son of the Incan Emperor, to discover the intentions of the foreigners. However his efforts to defend the empire against the Spanish are hindered by his enemies.
The extraterrestrial who calls himself Macklin continues his quest to uncover his true identity and fulfill his mission on Earth. But the predatory alien Kra'agh are also on a quest: to hunt him down and kill him.
The Miles Vorkosigan novels CETAGANDA and ETHAN OF ATHOS, with the story "Labyrinth" in a single volume.
Daniella Lopan, daughter of a film impresario, is stunned to see a group of robed men performing a ritual above the newly-turned earth of her father's grave. Now, the more she learns, the more Daniella makes herself a target.
Here is what happened on Earth after the destruction of the Hive Queen's worlds, after humanity no longer had a common enemy to unite the fractious nations. This is the story of how Bean turned away from his first friend Ender and became the tactical genius who won the Earth for Ender's brother Peter, who became the Hegemon.
The malevolent Dark Lord has unleashed the Weirgates and so Elena sends her allies out to destroy them. Twins Mogweed and Fardale seek to break the curse that robs them of their shape-changing birthright, and Elena's brother Joach must evade the desert sandsharks if he is to master his own elemental power.
A magic/noir/vampire thriller. Mage Magistrale was once just a freelance photographer, but for the past two years he's been a man on a mission. He had done a favour for a young woman, and in return she gave him a key to anything his heart could desire, a magical focus object that responded to his command.
Flight engineer Peter Raeder has taken command of the Invincible when the captain is injured. His mission to track down alien invaders and hit the Fibians behind the lines takes him farther into alien space than he intended. Now the Invincible is too crippled to return home.
More than 20 stories (400 pages) of terraforming. Contributions from Anderson, Baxter, Benford, Clarke, Egan, Haldeman, Reed, Kim Stanley Robinson, Sargent, Cordwainer Smith, Sterling, Varley, Zelazny and more.
The ultimate battleground has been chosen for the final confrontation between Jonah Lightfoot and Archan the Dragon: the very summit of Stone's mighty wall. It is a race to the top, since whoever arrives first will surely win the battle.
Rookie cop Wayne Norton went to sleep in the swinging sixties - and woke up 300 years later. Now he's out of time, out of touch - and caught up in a battle for dominion over the galaxy's most prized vacation hotspot.
LEGEND, KING BEYOND THE GATE and WAYLANDER in a single volume.
Robots, androids, artificial intelligence: 12 stories from Czerneda, Lindskold, Rusch, Bailey, Braunbeck, Nye, Hogan 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.
Daric has been raised in an isolated enclave on Mars, the clone of a fearsome ruler from the distant past. His identity discovered, the boy is kidnapped and dragged to the quarantined Earth, in search of his ancestor's fabled technologies. Daric escapes and begins a quest across the solar system to discover his fate - which may be the reconquest of a fallen empire.
Bingtown is in flames and Althea and Brashen are finding their blinded Liveship increasingly unstable. In the midst of chaos a dragon arises, determined to reforge the world into bold new patterns. Which may spell disaster or redemption for our heroes. Recommended.
A collection of 15 stories from the (Canadian) author of MIDNIGHT ROBBER.
Mole, Ratty, Badger and Otter plan to rescue Toad from his annual Christmas visit with the dread Mrs. Ffleshe.
The urban fantasies GATE OF DARKNESS, CIRCLE OF LIGHT and THE FIRE'S STONE in a single volume.
After his adventures in BEDLAM'S BARD, world-saving bard Eric Banyon moves to New York to settle down, only to find his apartment building is a safe house for a group of occultist Guardians protecting the city from supernatural evil. And Eric's old enemies, the evil Unseleighe Sidhe, hope to use humans addicted to psychotropic drugs to break through to the human world.
Eric Banyon has more to worry about than passing his courses at Juilliard. The evil elf lord Aerune, whose love was killed by mortal men, is determined to destroy the human race. Eric's only hope is to trap Aerune in a magical maze. But for the plan to work, Eric and his friends must pass undetected through a gate between the worlds directly into the heart of Aerune's realm and then trick Aerune into entering the maze.
A full-length version of Snow White, set in a land of crumbling palaces and haunted forces. An introduction by Terri Windling gives a history of the Snow White story and modern fairy-tale fiction.
A young Etruscan noblewoman is violated by a renegade supernatural being. A child is born, named Horatius, who grows to manhood in only six years. Separated from his mother, he travels to Rome. Meanwhile his demon father is seeking him, for Horatius is the conduit through which the demon might be found and magically destroyed.
2001 Clarke nominee. After the Ural Caspian Oil War, nobody really trusted the EU government. So why should their extraordinary announcement of first contact with alien intelligence be believed? Matt Cairns thinks he can discover the truth. It is out there, but much, much further away than he could have imagined. Thousands of light-years from Earth, a human colony is struggling for survival. But where is it? Recommended.
With its human crew aboard, the Bright Star reaches Croatan. It is a world light years from Earth, but one whose inhabitants originate from our distant past. This is the Second Sphere, the new home of mankind - and species long forgotten. It was supposed to be merely a test flight, but the crew find themselves in a storm of political and technological intrigue. The aliens responsible for the Second Sphere may have created a place of refuge, but they have also created an evolutionary battleground.
Emperor Renato Biagio finds himself in charge of a realm on the verge of fragmentation. In order to prevent this, he must launch an elaborate scheme, one that requires the assistance of his greatest enemy, Richius Vantran.
After years of searching, Acorna has found both her people - the Linyaari - and the answers of her birth, and with them, a chance for happiness. But an expedition to the fabled Linyaari homeworld turns disastrous when people - including her beloved soulmate Aari - begin disappearing.
The two classic Mithgar fantasies in the SILVER CALL DUOLOGY in one volume: TREK TO KRAGGEN-COR and THE BREGA PATH.
Lorn, the talented boy born into a family of Magi'i of MAGI'I OF CYADOR, has proven himself to be a fine officer during his extended stint fighting in the Accursed Forest. Too fine. When he returns home, both he and his young family become targets while all of Cyad is in upheaval over the death of the Emperor.
The first three novels in the WITCH WORLD series, in a single volume: WITCH WORLD, WEB OF THE WITCH WORLD, and YEAR OF THE WITCH WORLD.
In a desperate, brutal future, a team of researchers searches for a way to eliminate human aggression. They discover the lifeform called the Grubs, native to the mysterious planet Paradise, which may provide an answer. When human and Grub DNA are fused, the genetic components that encode violent human tendencies seem to vanish in the mix. But what are the drawbacks?
25th Discworld novel - 2001 Prometheus nominee. In the strange and magical metropolis of Ankh-Morpork a young budding newspaper publisher discovers that telling the truth can be deadly.
Cohen the Barbarian comes back from retirement for one last quest. He's going to climb the highest mountan in Discworld and meet his gods. He doesn't like the way they let men grow old and die.
608 pages of all-new all-original stories hand-picked to galvanize the field and redefine the genre, with contributions from: Asaro, Barrett, Baxter, Benford, Cacek, Dann, Di Filippo, Disch, Hand, Haldeman, Hoffman, Kelly, Le Guin, Mayhar, Malzberg, Koja, Moorcock, Morrell, Niven, Oates, Reed, Rucker, Shirley, Sarrantonio, Schneider, Simmons, Smith, Turtledove, Vardeman, Wells, Whitton, and Wolfe.
It was your average kinda day in Turai. Elves were murdering Orcs. Orcs were murdering Elves, everyone was murdering Dwarves and anything that wasn't nailed to the floor had been stolen, fenced, and then stolen again. Business was booming, except for me. My name is Thraxas, and I'm a P. I.
Sequel to POINT OF HOPES. In a magical late Renaissance the city of Astreiant has gone crazy over a new play, "The Drowned Island". Pointsman Nicholas Rath, however, is not amused when a real dead body appears on the stage. His investigation is hampered by the time of the year: the voiceless ghosts of the dead appear and linger, a distraction.
In the war between the USA and the Militia, General Douglas Freeman and master guerilla strategist 'Lucky' McBride are each fighting for complete victory at any cost. Freeman won round one, but McBride and the Militia are most dangerous when cornered.
Almost 25 years after the events in THE DARK GLORY WAR, the survivors of the conflict and the next generation must finally rid their world of a mounting evil.
Years ago, mages performed a ritual that rid the world of magic. Now the spell to plunge the world back into chaos has fallen into the hands of an assassin. But he is being pursued by a man driven by something other than the threat of the Unbinding. Brandt Karrelian's motive is far more personal: revenge.
After the events of DRAGON WEATHER, Arlian returns to Manfort to recover from his injuries, and must immediately deal with the consequences of Lord Enziet's death. He is shocked to learn that he has been named heir.
Two hundred years after the daring recovery of the Sovereign Stone (see WELL OF DARKNESS), the mystic gem given to the four races by the gods in hopes of promoting peace, the powerful dark lord Dagnarus sends an undead minion from the depths of the Void to retrieve the powerful artifact.
A powerful tale of endings and beginnings in an eternal cycle of evil and good. Maskelle, despite her dark past, is summoned to the great city of Duvalapore. The Wheel of the Infinite, the sacred image which guarantees peace and prosperity for the Empire, is rapidly disintegrating. Recommended.
The residents of an extra-solar Earth colony are preparing for the arrival of a new group of colonists - but someone has vowed to do whatever it takes to keep them away.
Thomas Blades, now a god-king for a decades, broods in seclusion, refusing to die as the world of New Wessex begins moving toward its final destiny and as forces beyond human comprehension invade the already baroque realm.
MASQUES and MASQUES II in a single volume: horror stories from such masters as Stephen King, Robert R. McCammon, James Herbert, Joe R. Lansdale, Ramsey Campbell and Douglas E. Winter.
Two classic Zelany novels back in print, in a single volume. Isle of the Dead won the 1972 Prix Apollo.
Technology stops and magic begins to work. As people around him turn into monsters and angels, former lawyer Cal Griffin must band with a group of outcasts to find and destroy the evil heart of this bizarre phenomenon.
After centuries of inactivity, the legendary Iconians return with the secrets of interdimensional transport, rewriting the map of the galaxy. The Gateways reignite a feud between two alien races. Captain Calhoun of the Excalibur and Captain Shelby of the Trident find themselves struggling to keep the violence from escalating, even as they realize the catastrophic danger posed by the Gateways themselves.
Han and Leia's younger son, Anakin, leads a Jedi strike force deep into Yuuzhan Vong territory, where he hopes to destroy a horrible new alien weapon.
The USS Voyager, back in contact with the Alpha Quadrant and Starfleet, finds that a sudden activation of the interspacial Gateways has affected the Delta Quadrant, materializing a fleet of lost ships desperate to find a way home. Now Captain Janeway must decide whether to explore the Gateways as a means of finally going home - or to sacrifice her crew's happiness for the sake of the other stranded ships.
The Justicar has dedicated his life to protecting the weak and punishing the guilty - but now his past is about to catch up with him. Lolth, the Demon Queen of Spiders, seeks revenge and unleashes hordes of monsters and demons to kill Justicar and his companions.
The planet Odessa is in peril as its two major leaders cannot see eye to eye. And their personal antagonism may cost them much more than their lives. Is war the only answer?
The angelic hosts of the High Heavens and the demonic hordes of the burning Hells are locked in a struggle for the fate of all creation. After years of wandering the world, soldier of fortune Darrick Lang is back in Bramwell, but something terrifying has snared the citizens of his hometown.
Drizzt Do'Urden returns.
Lt. Kage, a convict soldier of the 13th Penal Legion, languishes in an Imperial detention centre when his old commanding officer returns with a deadly assignment. Kage must whip into shape a new team of the very worst the Imperial Guard has to to offer before leading them on a mission to assassinate a warmongering enemy general.
Short story collection set in the Dragonlance War of Souls world features Thompson, Berberick, Knaack and others.
Genevieve hadn't thought about dying for a long time, but with most of her party now dead, perhaps the Drachenfels would finish Chandagnac's Dark Kiss, and push her at last over the border between life and death.
Anthology - eight stories hold the clues that will open the secret doors in the city of Neverwinter.
Captain Calhoun apparently has survived the cataclysmic demise of his ship. Marooned on a primitive world he befriends a woman with the power to summon rain for her parched and struggling frontier community - a power that makes her the target of jealous foes.
The supernatural origins of Mark McHenry, the navigator of the USS Excalibur are explored. When the inhabitants of an innocent solar system are confronted by a menace linked to the source of McHenry's power, his true heritage is revealed.
A band of relatively inexperienced adventurers enter the Caves of Chaos in search of excitement and treasure.
Talbot, second son of the Uskevren family, is infected with lycanthropy and refuses all offers of help, and shuts himself away during the full moon instead. His battle with his disease is only the beginning: an evil wizard from another house plots not only to have revenge on Talbot for a personal loss, but to bring down the entire Uskeveren clan.
Collection of stories. The Deathwing are the secretive inner circle of the most vigilant and zealous of the Emperor's warriors, the Dark Angels.
An essential field guide. Every plebe (first-year cadet) needs to know this stuff: information on thirty STAR TREK STARSHIPS.
Istar is the mightiest empire Krynn has ever known. The Kingpriests have reigned in the name of Paladine, the supreme god of good, for centuries. But now the Kingpriest has forseen his own death, and dark forces are converging on the Temple, vying to control the throne.
In the Empirical capital of Altdorf, the squalid backstreets and dingy hidden rooms thrive with intrigues, plots, conspiracies and heresy. None are above the notice of Zavant Konniger, gentleman sage and ex-priest. Here, his casebook chronicles some of his greatest investigations, finest triumphs, and darkest hours.
Episode guide, character bios, behind-the-scenes anecdotes and insights from cast and crew.
When the dark god Fu Leng ascends to the very throne of Rokugan, every clan champion in the empire gathers to throw him down. But first they must overcome their ancient animosities.
New in the world of dark, paranormal, conspiratorial horror.
As billions die and the flames of destruction rage, the Shadows seemed poised for victory. But Galen has finally won permission to leave the techno-mage hiding place. He is the only mage who has faced the Shadows and lived, and the only one who possesses the unstoppable Spell of Destruction.
A newly-recruited battalion of MechWarriors prepares to go head-to-head against a vicious army of Mech raiders..
Featuring the gnomish inventor introduced in the WAR OF SOULS series.
The return of the Archmages will change the entire balance of power in the world.
A new path through the MAGIC universe, featuring one of the world's most popular characters.
20 years before the start of NEXT GENERATION: STARGAZER, on the way to locate the starship VALIANT, lost three centuries ago, is ambushed by Nuyad warships. Her second officer, Jean-Luc Picard is left in command of a ship and crew trapped on the wrong side of the Galactic Barrier, isolated, under siege, and beyond any hope of help from the Federation.
Claire Redfield's quest for her missing brother takes her to a remote island where a mad genius unleashes every grotesque creature at his disposal to stop her from interfering in his horrific agenda. Her brother, meanwhile, has been fighting a one-man war against one of the sinister Umbrella Corporation's most terrifying creations.
To coincide with the DVD re-release of the film. Buckaroo Banzai, in equal parts particle physicist, rock star, race-car driver and tireless defender of Earth, takes the Hong Kong Cavaliers into a high-stakes battle with the Lectroids, a throng of aliens from Planet 10, intent on destroying Earth.
The time is just before the events of THE PHANTOM MENACE. Darth Sidious is setting in motion his secret plans to blockade the planet Naboo when he learns that one of his Neimoidian flunkies has double-crossed him. He sends Darth Maul to kill the Neimoidian, but the information has already changed hands. Now one man and his Jedi companion have the means to destroy all of Sidious's evil plans - unless Darth Maul can destroy them first.
Picard's Enterprise is the first vessel to discover the threat of the Genesis Wave as it sweeps through space rearranging matter on a molecular level. In the path of the mutagenic wave are trillions of souls and hundreds of inhabited planets, including Earth itself.