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.
Tedford County, Texas's new sheriff, formerly a beat cop from Minneapolis, wants to integrate his exiled Minnesotan wolves with the small Mexican red wolves led by Cara Salinas. They clash as only fated mates ever do - until a pack of vicious Sazi raptors start to feed on the wolf-children of both packs.
The world of the beautiful, sophisticated artistic Airborn is about to meet that of the Groundlings, with results no one could have predicted. Young adult.
Surprise Golem is an expectant mother who has just lost her brand-new baby - the Stork assigned to deliver Surprise's eagerly awaited Bundle of Joy has inexplicably refused to surrender it, flying off instead through a hole in the fabric of reality. Now, to track down her offspring, Surprise must lead an ill-assorted assemblage of confederates on a desperate quest through dozens of different Xanths.
When the Good Magician Humfrey's son Hugo suddenly vanishes, his disappearance sends a collection of colourful characters on a perilous pair of parallel quests. Among them are Debra, a pretty young girl beset by an obnoxious curse; Hugo's beloved wife Wira, whose sightlessness is balanced by a talent for sensitivity, Happy and Fray, a pair of sprightly storm-spirits; Nimbus, the Demon Xanth's own son; and the mysterious outlaw known as the Random Factor.
One Demon Major has not forgotten his former life in Heaven: The powerful Sargatanas has built his city, Adamantinarx, into the model of an Infernal metropolis. Now a confrontation with one of the damned souls leads Sargatanas to rebel, to endeavor to go Home and bring with him "anyone" who chooses to follow - be they demon or soul. He will stake everything on this chance for redemption.
The Great Tree of Avalon saga comes to an end as worlord Rhita Gawr, now a vengeful dragon bent on conquest, leads an army across the land-and the only thing that stands in his way is a trio of unlikely heroes.
In the near future a group of men, women, and children band together for survival against nature and human enemies. Among them is physician Janie Crowe, in whose memory is the ancient journal of a Jewish man of medicine - a man who fought for survival in his own age of plague. During the Black Death, Alejandro Canches' daughter Kate is caught in the clutches of King Edward of England. Betrayed by a patient, hunted by the king, Alejandro makes a desperate journey to Windsor itself, where a clever scribe named Geoffrey Chaucer has hatched a fantastic plan for Kate's escape.
12 year old Reiffen is the true heir to the thrones of both Wayland and Banking. He and his friends Avender and Ferris live in a magical world of talking animals, dwarves, and shape-shifting bears. But then he is shown the nations of his world from the peak of a fortress drear and tempted with fame and fortune and his rightful place on the throne of great kingdoms. He need only surrender his humanity and kill his loves and he would be granted great Black knowledge, more furious than anything he had ever imagined.
Claire Danvers' college town may be run by vampires but a truce between the living and the dead made things relatively safe. For a while. Now people are turning up dead, a psycho is stalking her, and an ancient bloodsucker has proposed private mentoring. To what end, Claire will find out. And it's giving night school a whole new meaning.
At the Battle School it is forbidden to celebrate religious holidays, but Dink Meeker doesn't see it that way, and on Sinterklaas Day tucks a present into another student's shoe. The ensuring battle royal brings Ender Wiggins up against a new student, Zeck Morgan. Short novella.
Fledgling vampyre Zoey Redbird has managed to settle in at the House of Night when the unthinkable happens - human teenagers are being killed, and all the evidence points to the House of Night. ____Chafe, Paul. DESTINY'S FORGE: A MAN-KZIN NOVEL. Baen, 9.99 pb. When the ambitious Kchula-Tzaatz makes a bid for ultimate power, the flames of war burn hot again. The battle-hardened warrior Major Tskombe is forced to choose between love and loyalty. The starship commander Captain Cherenkova must survive trapped alone in the jungles of Kzinhome. And Pouncer, heir to the empire, is reduced to a nameless fugitive with the collapse of his father's destiny.
High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the death of his mother. He is angry and alone, with only the books on his shelf for company. But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness, and as he takes refuge in his imagination, he finds that reality and fantasy have begun to meld. While his family falls apart around him, David is violently propelled into a land that is a strange reflection of his own world, populated by heroes and monsters, and ruled over by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a mysterious book.
Uhtred is now Governor of London, as Alfred fortifies towns to hold Wessex and push into Mercia.
15 NEWFORD stories.
When elderly garage owner Jim Firgesson decides to retire and sell his business, customer Chris Harman, a record company owner, tips him off to a development in Marin County that needs a garage. Al Miller, a mechanic who sublets part of Jim's lot, believes Harman to be a crook and sets out to thwart the deal.
Jak Rebo, making good on a promise to a dead man, must deliver an AI known as Logos to a mysterious backwater planet. Once there Logos will be capable of restoring the system of star gates that once knit the settled worlds together. But Rebo gets caught up in the Techno Society's wars with murderous antitechnics, and soon all he can do is run.
The Confederacy's Presidential entourage has been captured by the alien Ramanthians and imprisoned in a brutal slave labour camp. Diplomat Christine Vanderveen works against all opposition, alien and human, to keep their identities secret. Meanwhile an unauthorized mission, composed entirely of volunteers, has been mounted.
Eleven-year-old Nicholad Vargas' life turns upside down after his developer father remarries and moves his new wife and daughter into soon-to-be completed Mangrove Hollow. An "expedition" to a nearby lake turns up a little nixie with a giant problem - the huge, lumbering, fire-breathing variety - and it's up to Nick, his stepsister, Laurie, and his big brother, Julian (plus a familiar face from the original Spiderwick Chronicles) to figure out the best way to stop a host of rampaging giants before all of Florida goes up in smoke.
Linden Avery, who loved Thomas Covenant and watched him die, has returned to the Land in search of her kidnapped son, Jeremiah. And she finds Jeremiah - with Covenant himself, apparently very much alive. Jeremiah in the Land is free of the mental condition that had kept him mute and unresponsive for so many years. But Covenant is strangely changed, no longer like the man whom Linden adored. Even so, he says he will take her and Jeremiah to a place where they can find a pure source of Earthpower. How can she make any choice except to follow him?
THE DIAMOND THRONE, THE RUBY KNIGHT and THE SAPPHIRE ROSE in a single volume.
A group of fanatics has risen, driving to annihilate all who oppose them. Mai and Anji, riding with a company of dedicated warriors and a single reeve who may hold a key to stopping the deadly advance of the devouring horde, must try, or the world will be lost to the carnage. But a young woman sworn to the Goddess may prove more important than them all - if they are not too late.
Sweden's Gustavus Adolphus has struck an alliance with Mike Stearns' West Virginians that is changing the course of the 30 Years War. The alliance has 20th century technology, but needs the materials to make machines. Their next challenge arises when Albanian exiles in Naples, plotting to recover lost Albanian turf, precipitate yet another crisis in the Balkans.
The savage Havalqa invade, seeking to control the Words of Making that give power over the world. The Amber Wizard, Gerin Atreyano, holds the key to the Words, but they are as much a mystery to him as they are to the enemy. Unless he can unravel the ancient magic - and defeat a relentless awakening terror - his home and his future will be ashes.
Gabrielle Cody has the ability to see the demons among us as they really are - and the responsibility to destroy them. She con't allow anyone to get in her way, even the magnetic Detective Luther Cross. Sensing a malevolent presence watching and stalking her, Gaby is drawn again and again to an abandoned hospital surrounded by an aura of seckness and suffering - and unimaginable evil.
More than 25 pieces of short fiction.
16 original tales follow the paths of fate to distant worlds, dimensions, and times, including entries from Czerneda, Foster and Hoyt.
A man who has run to Japan but failed to escape himself. A 15 year old girl has stolen 15 million dollars. A woman lives in a sentient castle at the end of the world. They come together in a song for Japan and a lament for the end of the world. Recommended.
An inmate of Rushbrook Asylum, the obsessive Renfield's mission is to hunt and kill Van Helsing and his companions, setting the stage for a battle between the living and the dead that takes him from Dracula's castle to the darkness of his own madness, and the truth of where it all began.
While in Memphis, psychic Harper Connelly senses-and finds-two bodies in a grave. One of a man centuries dead. The other, a girl, recently deceased. Harper's investigation yields another surprise: the next morning, a third body is found - in the very same grave.
Hired to find a boy gone missing in Doraville, North Carolina, Harper Connelly and her brother Tolliver head there - only to discover that the boy was only one of several who had disappeared over the previous five years. All of them teenagers. All unlikely runaways. All calling for Harper.
God invites an odd assortment of pilgrims to visit him on his home planet. Each is determined to be the first to reach God, but since they are all travelling on the same spaceship, it makes for a tense situation.
A collection of short stories from the dark and surreal imagination behind HEART-SHAPED BOX.
A delicate alliance between human and orc has been achieved. Now Queen of the Orcs, Dar works toward making that peace last. Her position has helped her to finally feel part of a community, to find a life to call her own. But sudden, strange outbreaks of unrest and ominous signs throw both realms into turmoil. Dar must draw on her knowledge and skills to confront a merciless long-time enemy-and an evil she once only barely survived.
For 100,000 years, Old Earth's Institute for Historical Inquiry has mapped the collective unconscious of the human race. They have encountered all the archetypal figures - the Wise Man and the Fool, the Destroyer and the Redeemer - the "usual suspects" that populate the myths and legends at the back of the human mind. And now young Guth Bandar suspects the collective unconscious has become aware of itself. Worse, it has an agenda. And worst of all, it can force Bandar to go deep into the darkest forests of the mind, where the only escape from madness is death.
Temujin was only eleven when his father died in an ambush. His family were thrown out of the tribe and left alone without food or shelter, to starve to death on the harsh Mongolian plains. It was a rough introduction to his life, to a sudden adult world, but Temujin survived, learning to combat natural and human threats. He gathered other outsiders to him, creating a new tribal identity. He will become the khan of the sea of grass, Genghis.
15 year old Ned Marriner has accompanied his photographer father to Provence for a six-week shoot for a coffee table book. Gradually Ned discovers a very old story playing itself out in the modern world. And on one holy, haunted night, when borders between the living and the dead are down and fires are lit upon the hills, Ned, his family, and his friends are drawn into this tale, as dangerous mythic figures from long ago conflicts erupt into the present. Recommended.
Witch or not, Jane Madison must deal with her insane work schedule, best-friend drama and romantic dry spell like everyone else. But now the exclusive Washington Coven wants Jane to join. This could be a dream come true for the magical misfit, or it could be the most humiliating experience of her life.
Kiron secretly gathered an army of dragon riders to seek refuge in an abandoned cliff dweller's city seemingly designed for dragon riders and their dragons, where they joined to rid their world of both war and magical domination. But are the evil Magi really gone for good? As Kiron tries to build a new civilization at Aerie, conflicts arise, and he soon realizes there is a vast conspiracy at work which includes individuals who have infiltrated every walk of life- even his own family.
Has the thousand-year peace robbed the world of Magick? Harrier and Tiercel begin a marvelous journey to uncover their destinies. Along the way, they meet a charming female centaur, several snooty Elves, and the most powerful dragon their world has ever known.
Two novellas: STAG PARTY: Dane Hearne - also known as the Irish fertility god Cernunnos - must choose a bride quickly. His long-time goddess has run off with a salsa dancer, and Dane must be married by Beltane, just a week away, or become a mortal - and die. NORSE TRULY: Alrik Sigurdsson is cursed to sail his Viking ship along the same stretch of Scandinavian coastline forever. So when lovely American Brynna Lund skids her car off the road into the ocean, he and his men are happy for the diversion of rescuing her.
A woman discovers a secret government bureacracy that employs time-travel technology to make anyone who threatens security - or their secret - to disappear.
In the same world as THE LIGHT AGES. To save her only son from the ravages of consumption, the great-grandmistress of the Telegraphers Guild, Alice Meynell, has made a bargain with a former lover - a changeling in the land of Einfall - to do whatever is necessary to cure him. Once healthy, her son is torn between his duty to lead the guild and his love for a servant girl. But Alice has chosen her son's destiny, and she'll see him achieve it, even if it means bringing the Age of Light to an end. Recommended.
This is a land where animals talk and strive to be treated like first-class citizens, where Munchkinlanders seek the comfort of middle-class stability, and where the Tin Man has become a victim of domestic violence. It is here that the little green-skinned girl named Elphaba will grow up to become the infamous Wicked Witch of the West - a smart, prickly, and misunderstood creature who challenges all our preconceived notions about the nature of good and evil.
When the ice dragon, a creature of legend and fear, flew overhead, it left in its wake a desolate cold and frozen land. But Adara was a winter child, born during the worst freeze that even the Old Ones could remember. In her fourth year she touched it, and in her fifth year she rode upon its broad, chilled back for the first time. Then, in her seventh year, on a calm summer day, fiery dragons from the North swooped down upon the peaceful farm that was Adara's home. And only a winter child--and the ice dragon who loved her--could save her world from utter destruction.
128 page novella. A young woman uses her healing gifts to help a magical horse-like creature - and receives in return the greatest gift of all...
To save his girlfrind's webgoblin, Ravirn, a sorcerer with a shape-changing laptop, must brave Hell itself. Can he do it without corrupting the magical internet, and without facing the Lord of the Dead himself?
The Roman Empire now stretches across the Atlantic and far into Asia - yet it is an unstable time. A massacre brings the world to the brink of global war. Both within the Empire and far beyond its borders, simmering tensions are reaching boiling point.
With Lazar gone, young Zar Boaz and the odalisque Ana must deal with plots set in motion by Zar's mother and by the Vizier. As the cyclical battle of the gods builds, the first of the Goddess's disciples falls into the grip of the demon Maliz. Success or failure - for both Percheron and Lyana - hinges on Lazar, whose illness has left him with a new gift he fears is a curse, and if he cannot take action soon, all may well be lost.
The knight Roel rides into the Springwood and finds his heart's desire in Celeste, princess of that domain. But before their love can blossom, Roel must rescue his sister from a dreadful lord who steals the souls of those he bears away.
The vile witch Hradian sets events in motion to free her master, the wizard Orbane, who's been trapped in the Castle of Shadows. But her scheme results in unforeseen consequences-threatening not only the world of Faery but that of mortals as well. Rising to the challenge, the heroes and heroines of Winterwood, Summerwood, Springwood, and Autumnwood join forces to rally humans and Fey alike to a cause that may be lost before it begins.
Desperate, trapped in a broken body, the evil mage Morg has little time and fewer scruples. And he has a plan. As Gar and Asher unwittingly fall into a dangerous deception, Morg gets ever closer to his goal. And this victory would be particularly sweet - for who better to destroy the kingdom than the two who would give anything to save it?
Isolfr has chosen to become a wolfcarl, a warrior bonded to a fighting wolf. His duty will be to protect the people of a wintry land from the threat of trolls and wyverns. And in the winter of Isolfr's bonding, the trolls come down from the north in far greater numbers than before.
A collection of over 100,000 words of fiction, and features an original Vatta story.
Collected for the first time, 11 tales of Sir Seaton Begg vs Count Zodiac, including one never before seen.
Reeth is trapped on the Diamond Isle, fending off the pirates that plague the surrounding waters as he struggles to understand his true nature and the great power it represents. And the specter of war looms as a conquering warlord prepares for ultimate destruction.
THE STARS ARE OURS and STAR BORN in one volume.
Young adult fantasy stories from Carol Emshwiller, Kelly Link, Kara Dalkey, Francesca Lia Block and 12 more stellar authors.
An epidemic of unknown origin and no known cure is decimating the dragon ranks - forcing the hopelessly stricken into quarantine. Now only Temeraire and a pack of newly recruited dragons remain uninfected. Temeraire and his captain, Will Laurence, must take wing to Africa, whose shores may hold the cure to the mysterious and deadly contagion.
The Hammer Worlds-the most brutal and oppressive interstellar government in the universe-have hijacked the Federated Worlds cruise ship Mumtaz, seizing its valuable terraforming cargo and damning its passengers to mining the moons of the prison planet known as Hell. For Junior Lieutenant Michael Helfort and the crew aboard deep space scout vessel 387, the mission is clear: infiltrate enemy territory, locate the Mumtaz, and rescue the prisoners. The odds are appalling, and the damage will probably be fatal, but victory is not negotiable-especially for Helfort, whose mother and sister were on the Mumtaz. And Michael Helfort will be damned if he'll let his family rot on the moons of Hell.
200 years before Alanna: Beka Cooper is a rookie with the law-enforcing Provost's Guard, and she's been assigned to the Lower City. Beka's limited ability to communicate with the dead clues her in to an underworld conspiracy. Someone close to Beka is using dark magic to profit from the Lower City's criminal enterprises and causing an unprecedented crime wave.
Former con-man Moist von Lipwig is now in charge of both of the Ankh-Morpork Royal Mint and the bank next door. Everywhere he looks he finds himself making enemies instead of what he should be doing - making money.
Paul Kidby illustrations.
Favourite quotations from the Discworld canon.
Trainee witch Tiffany Aching, instead of just watching the Dark Dance, leaps into it and thereby draws the attention of the Wintersmith. Now Tiffany-shaped snowflakes pelt Discworld, and even Granny Weatherwax and the Nac Mac Feegle may not be able to help her. Recommended.
Full colour illustrations by Sephen Player.
Sorcerer Marla Mason, small-time guardian of the city of Felport, learns that a rival is preparing a powerful spell that could end Marla's life - and, even worse, wreck her city. Her only hope for survival is the Cornerstone - a magical artifact hidden somewhere in San Francisco. With her partner-in-crime, Rondeau, Marla is soon dodging poisonous frogs, murderous hummingbirds, cannibals, and a nasty vibe from the local witchery, who suspect that Marla herself may be behind a series of recent murders. Recommended.
A dam falters and the Tennessee overflows its banks. 29 victims of a long ago slaughter return after nine decades to take vengeance on Chattanooga. Medium Eden Moore may be the only one able to talk them out of their project.
The first three novels in Radford's Dragon Nimbus universe are collected in this omnibus edition. Set in a world where dragons and magic are closely linked, the kingdom of Coronnan faces a terrible crisis. For someone is waging a deadly campaign to seize the crown of Coronnan. Includes THE GLASS DRAGON, THE PERFECT PRINCESS, and THE LONELIEST MAGICIAN.
Lil Marchette, vampire owner of Manhattan's premier dating service for vampires decides to add humans to the mix. She signs up for a popular dating show, Manhattan's Most Wanted (MMW), to pitch her expertise to the perfect target audience-eligible women looking for eligible men. Before she knows it she finds herself heading for MMW's grand finale.
Professional bogeyman Jake Strait has been hired by one of the rich and powerful to find an elusive serial killer called Cain, handy with a nail gun and a collector of body parts of Hill residents. The Hill, a playground for the rich, is full of designer drugs, revenge and murder - a nice place to visit. Except Jake Strait has been set up from the start.
Barbara Evette has a perfect life in small town Mississippi. She needed a weekend off and set out on a quest for some Cajun food. Det. Kelly Lockhart of New Orleans Homicide is out on the bayou researching the most recent homicide. Barbara and Kelly are heading to a rendezvous that might be fate. They learn that there is more than jambalaya cooking in the swamps.
A radical transformation of the world through sentient nanotechnology has taken place. Things all look the same, but now people are able to read each others' minds. Travel to and from other nearby worlds in the quantum universe has become possible. Giant humanoids from another continuum take this opportunity to visit - and then to settle in and take over.
It is God's year 54, many years before the Demon Wars, in the land of Corona, and the land is unsafe. Only the Highwayman travels freely, his sword casting aside both Powries and soldiers. The people need a savior, but is the Highwayman on a mission of mercy - or vengeance?
The Larion spell table, dormant for a thousand Twinmoons, holds enormous power, but without Lessek's key, it is a worthless slab of granite. The key is just a nondescript stone - one that Steven Taylor is racing across America to retrieve. If it falls into the wrong hands the lives of untold millions, in both worlds, are forfeit.
Steven has won a great victory but in doing so lost his best friend. Now he must harness his own powers and harden his heart if he is to save anyone at all.
In this story of hidden magic and forbidden love, the King's Rider Justin befriends Ellynor, a young novice at a convent - only to discover that she is a mystic being manipulated by the fanatical Daughters of the Pale Moon into hunting down and killing other mystics.
In pain, in fear, in longing and surprise - with every death Rhia hears the cries of the departed. This 'gift' from the ancient and mysterious Crow gives Rhia an intimate connection to death. One she's fought to repress as she tries to create a normal life. But those chosen by the spirits can never be normal. Rhia has glimpsed the future of her newborn son - a child who is stolen from her. And if she must deaden her heart to the living and wander the world of the departed to retrieve him, then so be it. For her family and her people, Rhia would sacrifice anything. And Crow knows it.
Steinbeck's modernization of Malory's adventures of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
An alternate 1988: Marc Vitrac has been assigned to Jamestown, the US-Commonwealth base on Venus, near the great Venusian city of Kartahown. The countryside swarms with sabertooths and dinosaurs, and the Russians also have a base on Venus. There are lost races of people who seem to be human, a mystery even greater than lost races, and a danger that threatens the entire human race.
His first collection of stories.
Kate McAlliston takes a summer job at a hot Manhattan women's fashion magazine and finds the atmosphere to be even stranger than what she'd expected. As the stylishly clad - but dead - bodies begin to pile up, she starts wonders if a serial killer might be at work. Or is the truth worse - is it possible her coworkers are undead?
In 2018: Sergeant Sue Smith of the Edinburgh constabulary is called in on a special case. A robbery has taken place at Hayek Associates, a dot-com startup company that's just been floated on the London stock exchange. The suspects are a band of marauding orcs, with a dragon in tow for fire support, and the bank is located within the virtual reality land of Avalon Four. For Smith, the investigation seems pointless. But she soon realizes that the virtual world may have a devastating effect in the real one-and that someone is about to launch an attack upon both. Recommended.
Miriam Beckstein has escaped to yet another world and remains in hiding from both the Clan and their opponents. There is a nasty shooting war going on in the Gruinmarkt world of the Clan, and we know something that Miriam does not; something that she's really going to hate - if she lives long enough to find out.
It was one day that changed the course of history for the Solar System. The critical events which were the breaking point for the underclass of Martian citizens and precipitated a revolution to break the Martian colonists free from the formidable Sol System government. From hand-to-hand combat to piloted armored mecha suits clashing to an enormous space battle, with dedicated heroes on both sides of the conflict wondering if they were doing the right thing-and if they would live to see another day.
Ten scenarios from military historians on what course history might have taken had the Japanese won World War II.
1949: England has completed its slide into fascist dicatorship. Then a bomb explodes in a London suburb. The brilliant but politically compromised Inspector Carmichael of Scotland Yard is assigned the case. What he finds leads him to a conspiracy of peers and communists, of staunch King-and- Country patriots and hardened IRA gunmen, to murder Britain's Prime Minister and his new ally, Adolf Hitler. Against a background of increasing domestic espionage and the suppression of Jews and homosexuals, an ad-hoc band of idealists and conservatives blackmail the one person they need to complete their plot, an actress who lives for her art and holds the key to the Fuhrer's death.
War with Haven has resumed and Admiral Harrington has been recalled from the Sidemore system to command Eighth Fleet. She must somehow prevent Haven's superior strength from gaining a quick victory. Her job is to give Manticore the time it needs to regain a strategic balance.
Once a medieval knight, Don Rafael Perez is now leader of the largest vampire territory in Texas. He has sworn never to initiate a woman into the eternal pleasures of the flesh. But breaking his vow may be the only way to save the woman he loves.
Former government agent Frank Compton races the Modhri, an ancient telepathically linked intelligence, from station to station along the network that links the galactic worlds. He must acquire a set of valuable sculptures from a long-dead civilization. What the Modhri wants with them is anybody's guess, but if Compton can't outwit it, the whole galaxy will find out the hard way.
The Ildiran Mage-Imperator, Jora'h, is forced into a devil's bargain with the evil hydrogues in order to save his race. Now forces collide in a fury that will destroy the landscape of the Spiral Arm as gypsy Roamer clans and the green priests of the worldforest discover innovative ways to rebel.
Archaeologist Annja Creed is approached in Tokyo by the last descendant of warrior family trying to locate a stolen artifact. The vajra, mystically endowed by a warrior's spirit, would be deadly in the wrong hands. And now the bloodthirsty Yakuza and a group of hired ninja are after it.
Buried deep in the sands of the Sinai, a secret port can unleash the dangerous mysteries of an alien race - unless the Cerberus rebels can outwit a she-god with an army at her disposal...and the cunning and cruelty to wrest Earth for herself.
An unpublished demonic memoir is brought to light.
Microbiologist Michael Cochrane has been murdered. His brother Paul wants to find out who did it...and why. Accompanied by a beautiful industrial spy, Elena Sandoval, Paul follows the trail from California to Cambridge, Massachusetts.
In a summer that refuses to end, in the deceiving warmth of earliest October, civil war has come to Green Town, Illinois. It is the age-old conflict: the young against the elderly, for control of the clock that ticks their lives ever forward. Sequel to DANDELION WINE.
For Karigan G'ladheon, the call of magic in her blood is too strong to resist. Karigan returns to the Green Rider, the magical messengers of the king, to find she's badly needed. Rider magic has become unstable, many Riders have been lost, and the Rider corps is seriously threatened. The timing couldn't be worse. An ancient evil, long dormant, has reawakened, and the world is in peril.
Vlad's back in Adrilankha. The rackets he used to run are now under the control of the mysterious "Left Hand of the Jhereg" - a secretive cabal of women who report to no man. His ex-wife needs his help. His old enemies aren't sure whether they want to kill him, or talk to him and then kill him. A goddess may be playing tricks with his memory. And the Great Weapon he's carrying seems to have plans of its own.
The human race is running out of time on overcrowded Earth and only one man has the courage to save it. Colony ship Ark is the greatest project the human race will ever attempt, a self-contained world a century in the making, to be launched on a ten millenia voyage to the stars. [Canadian author].
All of Myrillia is held in a grip of unease when a skull, twisted and corrupted by dark Graces, is found. It's the work of the Cabal, a faction of daemonic naethryn intent on destroying the Nine Lands. Former Shadowknight Tylar must unravel the mystery of the skull before all of Myrillia is threatened.
15 original stories about those who earn their living through spellcraft. Includes stories by Card, Resnick, Perry, Hoffman, Lake, Rusch, Friesner, Smith, Duane, Stackpole and others.
It's been five years since the fall of the Echelon, the former employer of intelligence agent Ryan Lain. An old enemy, an arms dealer Ryan brought down, attempts to flush Laing into the open. He weaponizes the love of Ryan's life and uses her to liquidate most of the CIA's manpower.
This omnibus edition comprises "The Black Company," "Shadows Linger," and "The White Rose".
Is a loved one missing some body parts? Are blondes becoming extinct? Is everyone at your dinner table of the same species? Humans and chimpanzees differ in only 400 genes; is that why a chimp fetus resembles a human being? And should that worry us? There's a new genetic cure for drug addiction; is it worse than the disease? We live in a time of momentous scientific leaps, a time when it's possible to sell our eggs and sperm online for thousands of dollars and to test our spouses for genetic maladies.
A previously unpublished non-sf novel. A young radio electronics salesman in early 1950s Oakland, California has what seems to be an ideal life, but something is missing. He tries to fill his void first with drinking, and sex, and then with religious fanaticism, but nothing seems to be working, and it is driving him crazy. He reacts to the love of his wife and the kindness of his employer with anxiety and fear.
24 of the best new stories and poems from Canadian authors.
The new United States in central Germany launches a one-plane raid on Paris. The target: Cardinal Richelieu. Meanwhile, an ambassador from the Mughal Empire of northern India is being held captive in Austria by the Hapsburg dynasty. Mike Stearns decides to send a company to rescue him, led by two 17th-century mercenary officers: an Englishman and an Irishman, who seem to spend as much time fighting each other as they do the enemy. And, in a complete novel by Danita Ewing, "An Invisible War", the new United States founds a medical school in Jena despite resistance from up-timers and down-timers alike.
In 1349 a small German town disappeared, a fact that intrigues Tom, a contemporary historian, and his theoretical physicist girlfriend Sharon. Their destiny becomes intertwined with Father Deitrich, village priest of the town as the Black Death is gathering strength across Europe. He is an educated man and to his astonishment becomes the first contact between humanity and an alien race from a distant star when their interstellar ship crashes in the nearby forest. Recommended.
Wandering out there in some remote region of the galaxy is a sentient, gargantuan weapons system. All Flinx and Pip need to do is find the hefty object and persuade it to knock out the monstrous evil hurtling through space to waste the entire Commonwealth.
The penultimate (second-to-last) book in the series. At last we're given an answer to the question that's been hanging for 35 years: who is the father of Philip Lynx aka Flinx?
Distant member of the royal Rampling family, Lucy Trenton's ability to detect majick has embroiled her in a dangerous intrigue that threatens her very life. Her only hope lies in her most persistent suitor, ship captain Marten Thorpe, but Lucy isn't sure she can trust him...
Finished by Gemmell's wife after his death. Ailing and bitter, the Trojan King's hopes are pinned on his favourite son Hektor, and the dread Heilkaon, who will wreak terrible vengeance for the death of his wife at Mykene hands. As darkness falls on the Great Green and warriors are filled with bloodlust, the battle begins.
Legendary hacker and onetime revolutionary Lea Prism hunts for the corporate Collective while uncanny operative Avalon emerges as the leader of the Inru cult. As they pursue their cat-and-mouse game a Collective vessel is making its way back to Earth carrying a secret that has lain in wait for generations.
Descending into darkness, about to be overwhelmed by evil, those people still free are powerless to stop the coming dawn of a savage new world, while Richard faces the guilt of knowing that he must let it happen. Alone, he must bear the weight of a sin he dare not confess to the one person he loves - and has lost. So, will Richard get over it before the end of the series? This volume is his last chance.
Meredith Gentry's command of magic has turned wildly and dangerously unpredictable. Powerful curses are at work as the Unseelie Mound reawakens in the dead gardens and Merry's uncle, the King of Light and Illusion, schemes to accuse her immortal guardsmen of heinous crimes.
The dark Queen Andais has ordered her half-mortal niece Meredith to conceive an heir. Despite the heroic and indefatiguable efforts of a series of consorts, Meredith has not produced the desired result. So now, pursued by the accusations of King Taranis, she and her bodyguard retreat to Los Angeles. Luckily there is a large male population on hand there to help Meredith out with her chore.
Two unusual families living in Stonefort, Maine - the shapeshifting Morgans and the Haskell witches - have maintained an uneasy alliance for generations. But the spirit of a vengeful sorcerer, hungry to live again, will force the two families either to unite - or turn against each other. Recommended.
5 Conan stories, as well as other barbaric heroes, are featured in this second collection of Howard's stories from the pulp magazines of the thirties.
The third and fourth novels in in a single volume: NO QUARTER and THE QUARTERED SEA - from the twin assassins, Bannon and Vree, to the bard sent on a seemingly impossible mission.
In a post-apocalyptic ice age, neomage Thorn St. Croix was nearly driven insane by her powers. She lived as a fugitive, disguised as a human and married to a human man, channeling her gifts for war into stone-magery. When she was discovered, her friends and neighbours accepted her, but warily. Not so the mage who arrives from the Council of Seraphs, who could be her greatest ally-or her most dangerous foe. And when it's revealed that her long-gone sister, Rose, is still alive, Thorn must make a choice-and risk her own life in the process.
Too weak as yet to face the Numinator, the legendary mancer and bringer of nightmares, Nish and the group journey to a remote, rain-soaked plateau so that Nish may fulfill a promise to a friend. But when they get there they find the artefacts they sought have been looted by an unknown power.
Rogue clone Wayson Harris is stranded on a frontier planet-until a rebel offensive puts him back in the uniform of a U.A. Marine, once again leading a strike against the enemy. But the rebels have a powerful ally no one could have imagined.
St. Bartholomew's Abbey, in the high Sierra is a haven for children otherwise abandoned and a sanctuary for those seeking insight. Odd Thomas is here, learning to live fully again among the eccentric monks, the other guests, and the nuns and young students of the attached convent school. But trouble has a way of finding Odd Thomas, and it slinks back onto his path in the form of the sinister bodachs he has met previously, the black shades who herald death and disaster, and who come late one December night to hover above the abbey's most precious charges.
Revenge won't bring your wife and kids back, but it might help with the nightmares. Patricio Carrera has been waging a private war to bring to justice the murderers of his family. He's raised an army and airforce and a naval fleet. He's tracked his enemies across half a world. Now his legions deploy to Pashtia, hideout of the Salafi Ikhwan, who made him what he has become. Revenge is a dish best served cold. Yet the trail itself grows cold in the snow-capped alien mountains of Pashtia. Only Carrera's hate still burns hot, and that's a fire slowly consuming him.
In 1910, in an alternate London, a penniless young dancer is visited by a cat who convinces her to impersonate a famous Russian ballerina. This leads her to minor stardom. The real ballerina has fallen victim to an evil troll who takes over her body and kills her patrons, drinking their life essences in order to strengthen his powers. And soon, the troll focuses his dark attentions on the young dancer...
Jack the Ripper doesn't realize that a 15 year old boy is cowering under the bed as he murders Mary Kelly. Trevor will travel from London to New York and into the American West, there to confront the most notorious murderer in history.
OMNIBUS edition. The city was not one place but three, bound together by a labyrinth of ice yet separated, perhaps by time, perhaps by some long-forgotten enchantment, into Paradise, Paradis, and Paradys - each cursed in an entirely different way.
Mason used to be an enforcer, ensuring that suspect magic practitioners stayed in line. But now he scrapes out a living playing guitar. Good thing he has Louie, his magical...well, let's call him a dog. But there are some kinds of evil that even Louie can't sniff out. And when Mason is attacked by a supernatural assailant, he'll have to fall back on the one skill he's mastered in music and magic-improvisation.
Drake Vireo, the green dragon of Aisling's dreams, is finally ready to make an honest woman of her - if she can ever get him to the altar. Being stood up cools Aisling's jets, but not her passion, which is a good thing when Drake disappears and it's up to Aisling to find him. At least her doggie demon Jim is always at her side. Just call him a Guardian's best friend.
Bridei is determined to drive the Gaelic invaders from his lands once and for all. One of his plans involves Ana, a princess of the Light Isles who has dwelt as a hostage at Fortriu for most of her young life. She must travel north to make a strategic marriage with a chieftain she has never seen, relying only on a small band led by the enigmatic spymaster Faolan.
Gathered here in Volume I are the very best of Martin's early works, including fan pieces and two never-before-published stories, his Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker Award-winning stories and the original novella The Ice Dragon.
In the year 2134, human inhabitants are redundant due to the Boutique Economy. Eleanor K. Starke, a world leading citizen is assassinated and her daughter Ellen is mortally wounded. Ellen's cryonically frozen head is in the hands of her family's enemies and it is up to a team of ragtag heroes to rescue Ellen's head and save the world from complete domination.
The invention of Turing gates has given the US access to sheaves of alternative histories. For ten years, in the name of democracy, the Real has waged clandestine wars to free the alternative Americas from dictarship or anarchy. Then a rogue agent starts killing off the same woman in different sheaves, and the futures begin to look very scary indeed. Recommended.
The year is 2255. The academy that trained the starfarers is long gone and veteran star pilot Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchins spends her retirement supporting fund-raising efforts for The Prometheus Foundation, a privately funded organization devoted to deep space exploration. But when a young physicist unveils an efficient star drive capable of reaching the core of the galaxy, Hutch finds herself back in the deepest reaches of space, and on the verge of discovering the origins of the deadly Omega clouds that continue to haunt her.
To boost waning interest in interstellar travel, a mission is sent into deep space to learn the truth about "moonriders," the strange lights supposedly being seen in nearby systems. But Academy pilot Valentina Kouros and the team of the starship Salvator will soon discover that their odyssey is no mere public-relations ploy, for the moonriders are not a harmless phenomenon. They are very, very dangerous-in a way that no one could possibly have imagined. Recommended.
All of humanity and its alien allies have joined together to battle the Hive - a force of pure destruction sweeping through the galaxy. But when the leader of the Roman world is assassinated tensions escalate - and Captain John Farragut is forced to lead a mission into the heart of Hive territory in search of a man who's been "dead" for decades.
Corus is to be abandoned by the civilizing forces of the government of Alectors, but used as a dumping ground for malcontents and others who don't make the cut to move on to a richer new world. This neither bodes well for the future of human civilization, nor for the honest Alectors such as Dainyl, trying to hold everything together, as all systems are failing. But the mysterious Ancients, the Soarers, are a force to be reckoned with, and they may hold a powerful and destructive trump card.
Julie Crane must confront the will of the ambitious virus lurking inside her to fulfill her final destiny as Darwin's Paradox, the key to the evolution of the entire civilization.
Okay, so jogging through Central Park after midnight wasn't a bright idea. But Margrit Knight never thought she'd encounter a dark new world filled with magical beings - not to mention a dying woman and a mysterious stranger with blood on his hands. The mystery man, Alban, was a gargoyle, one of the Old Races who had hidden their existence for centuries. Now he was a murder suspect, and he needed Margrit's help to take the heat off him and find the real killer.
Tobacco tycoon Edgar Rawly's introduction of Cheyenne Smooths - not quite tobacco, not quite legal, and nbsp; more addictive than crystal meth - brings customers in droves. And piles of dead bodies. But it's not just Edgar that Remo and Chiun will need to confront. There's a cult of ancient Chinese assassins, an Asian crime lord, and a worldwide addiction that just might send civilization up in smoke - and dump the Destroyer on the ash heap of history.
Varis, now Mistress of the Skewed Throne, oversees a city on the brink of starvation. And she's obsessed with a vision of Amenkor invaded by an unknown enemy, the harbour watch towers destroyed, wrecked ships sinking in waters stained with blood even as the city itself is engulfed in flames.
In a time of post-Singularity and FTL, the Helix War has raged across galaxies. Ex-soldier Keenan is now working as a private investigator on a planet at the peacful fringes of the Tri-Gal. Since his family has died he's run up debts and become a heavy drinker, but he cannot refuse business. Especially when a prince from the Jervai Province offers him a case on a dangerous colony world in exchange for clues that may lead him to the murderer of his family.However, to have any chance of success he must gather together his old military unit, a group who swore they'd never work together again.
A US senator hires Ghost and his Keldaran warriors to retrieve a woman kidnapped into the labyrinthian depths of the Balkans sex-slave trade. As Ghost and his Keldara warriors blast a gaping hole through the middle of the trade, it quickly becomes apparent that there is more to the mission than a "poor missing waif." There's a rot underneath, and the stench is coming from the very floor of the Capitol. Being at war with Albanian gangs is one thing. Taking on Washington is a different ball game. But Ghost never believed in fighting fair.
In a world where time is running out as quickly as its natural resources, where surveillance is almost total and freedom nearly nonexistent, the forecast for the Chase administration looks darker each passing day. For as the last - and most terrible - of natural disasters looms on the horizon, it will take a miracle to stop the clock - the kind of miracle that only dedicated men and women can bring about.
Ahni Huang is hunting for her brother's killer. A class 9 empath with advanced biogenetic augmentations, she can read other people's intentions before they can even think them. Ahni soon finds though, that there are deceptions behind deceptions, and in the middle of it lies the fate of her brother. Recommended.
Saint City has always been Dante Valentine's home. It's where she grew up, it's where her dead are buried, and it's where she learned to hunt. Now, one call from an old friend will bring her back to investigate a murder too close to home for anyone's comfort. But the one person she trusted has just betrayed her. Sometimes revenge is best served demon-hot...
Ex-cop, war hero and hacker Harry Creek must find a type of sheep used in an alien coronation ceremony - if Earth is not to go to war. He finds the sheep - or rather traces of its DNA - in pet store owner Robin Baker. Now he must protect her against an array of forces, including a secret religion based on the writings of an ancient science fiction author. Recommended.
Dentist Martin Grey's life is unravelling. The last thing he needs is for the angel Gabriel to show up and involve him in the foiling of Satan's plot to get humanity to destroy itself.
Once again Kris finds herself caught in the crosshairs of unknown enemies who want her dead. Factions, both legitimate and underground, vie for control of the planet New Eden. And someone is taking advantage of the chaos to unleash a personal vendetta against Kris.
In this novel of secret sorceries and forbidden desires, the mystic Cammon must put aside his personal feelings for Princess Amalie while he reads the souls of her suitors for any potential threats. But Cammon is unable to read Amalie, and he begins to suspect that she herself possesses magic powers-a revelation which would put her life in danger, and throw the kingdom into chaos.
Ex-soldier Jani Kilian finds herself in the unwanted role of diplomat - serving the interests of her hybrid enclave, Thalassa, the only place in the universe that welcomes renegade humans, hybrids, and aliens alike. But the all-powerful Commonwealth intends to bring Thalassa to its knees, and the time for diplomacy is at an end. With death surrounding her, Jani Kilian must return to where her nightmare began and once again take on her most powerful persona: "warrior," For as the game approaches its inevitable conclusion, she knows only two options remain: victory . . . or extermination.
Wolf Who Rules, the elven noble whose destiny is intertwined with the inventor, Tinker, is beseiged from all sides. Faced with an oni invasion, he has had to call in the royal troops and relinquish his monopoly of Pittsburgh, which is now entirely stranded on Elfhome. He struggles to keep the peace between the humans, the royal forces, half-oni children, a set of oni dragons, and others. Meanwhile, Tinker strives to solve the mystery of a growing discontinuity in Turtle Creek. She's plagued with nightmares that may hold the keys to Pittsburgh's future. The only clue is a note with five English words on it: Follow the Yellow Brick Road.
Omnibus edition of KRISPOS RISING, KRISPOS OF VIDESSOS, and KRISPOS THE EMPEROR: an orphaned farmboy's meteoric rise to the throne and his attempt to hold it against his enemies.
Enter a world where stars converse with heron kings, where fox-faced women helm living ships, and where a girl may take flight across the moon as a goose. Valente weaves modernism, myth, and magic to create a reimagined Brothers Grimm.
Happy horrordays! Paranormal romance from Kim Harrison, Lynsay Sands, Marjorie M. Liu and Vicki Pettersson.
The UN needs to pacify Celadon, a poor nation on a poor planet and a haven for every type of villainy in space. They appoint a local as leader. President Bishwanath is astute, ambitious, ethical and capable, which the politicians and megacorps find inconvenient. When word comes down that he's dead, the politicians move in, reallocating resources, and finding a more pliable president to put in place. There are three problems. Bishwanath is not dead. His mercenary body guards are more loyal than the politicians. And if they're not under contract, there are no rules.
Fresh from the monastery, a young parish priest finds himself inexplicably transported back to the Golden Age of Piracy, where an unexpected new life awaits him. At first, he resists joining the notorious Brethren of the Coast, but he soon embraces the life of a buccaneer, even as he succumbs to the seductive charms of a beautiful and enigmatic senorita. As the captain of his own swift ship, which may or may not be cursed, he plunders the West Indies in search of Spanish gold.
Vampires go head to head with their Rogue fellows intent on enslaving humankind.
In a near future where citizens are linked to the state through wetware implanted in their brains, an evangelic nun prophesies death in pirate radio broadcasts. Soon Ascension - the city once known as Mexico City - is struck by a deadly fever. A crack virus hunter for the American Center for Disease Control battles corruption to uncover a horrifying truth: this is no ordinary outbreak but a deliberately unleashed man-made virus - and the killer is someone he knows.
In the aftermath of a devastating war, swarms of ancient black robots built by the lost insectoid Klikiss race continue their depredations on helpless worlds with stolen and heavily armed Earth battleships. Among the humans, the Hansa's brutal Chairman struggles to crush any resistance even as King Peter breaks away to form his own new Confederation among the colonies who have declared their independence. And meanwhile, the original, voracious Klikiss race, long thought to be extinct, has returned, intent on conquering their former worlds and willing to annihilate anyone in the way.
The android Alpha escapes from her cell, kidnaps General Thomas Wharington, and goes to one of her dead master's hidden installations. Alpha continues to carry out her dead master's orders and refuses to elaborate on what those orders entail. Her behaviour is becoming more human - or so it seems.
The struggle for power among the barons is a way of life in Deathlands, and as the land around the Rio Grande reaches the breaking point in a bitter war, the companions are harnessed into battle. An old enemy is poised to unleash infinite madness upon a ravaged earth as history readies to repeat itself.
Exorcist Morgan Kingsley thought she had a stronger aura than any Demon. But this six foot five inches of dark, delicious temptation is a demon to die for - if he doesn't get Morgan killed first. Morgan's Demon is leading a war of succession no human has ever imagined.
The first pocketbook edition. The stories of the successive lives of three Avalon priestesses - Caillean, Teleri and Viviane - link the days of THE FOREST HOUSE with those of THE MISTS OF AVALON.
Young Tavi of Calderon joins a newly formed legion under an assumed name even as the ruthless Calare unite with the bestial Canim. When treachery destroys the army's command structure, Tavi finds himself leading an inexperienced, poorly equipped legion. And they are the only force standing between the enemy's vast horde and the war-torn realm.
Tavi of Calderon, now Captain of the First Aleran Legion, realizes that the Vord, who drove the savage Canim from their homeland, are a far greater peril than the Canim. An alliance must be forged between the Aleran and Cane, despite centuries of animosity. And he must defy the law and lead his legion before the Vord descends on them all.
In the dark city of Deepgate, suspended by chains over a seemingly bottomless abyss, there are two angels. One is an untested boy, last of his line. The other is a psychotic murderer. When one of the city's own turns against its people, both angels seek a powerful magic at the bottom of the chasm.
The American Empire has grown too fast. The war of words between Right and Left has collapsed into a shooting war, though most people just want to be left alone. The battle rages between the high-technology weapons on one side, and militia foot-soldiers on the other, devastating the cities, and overrunning the countryside. But the vast majority, who only want the killing to stop and the nation to return to more peaceful days, have technology, weapons and strategic geniuses of their own. When the American dream shatters into violence, who can hold the people and the government together? Based on a computer game.
Lady Lea, sister to the Emperor Caelan, can see into others' hearts, and when she is moved to tears, her tears become pearls. She is kidnapped by the warrior Lord Shadrael and taken into the Hidden Ways of the shadow world. Soon she must choose between her brother and her abductor.
Grinsa, banished because he is a Weaver, a Qirsi who can wield many magics, comes with his family to a war-ravaged land awash in racial tension and clan conflicts. Worse yet, his own people try to harness his great power and destroy his family. Amid the high tension of clan rivalry comes a plague that preys on Qirsi power across the Southlands with deadly results. When the disease is linked to an itinerant woman peddling baskets, one old man takes it upon himself to find answers in the secrets of her veiled past.
As Fred tries to fit in with her own kind, she finds herself hooked on both Artur, the High Prince of the undersea realm, and Thomas, a hunky marine biologist. She's also caught between two factions of merfolk - those happy with swimming under the radar - and those who want to bring their existence to the surface.
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.
Henry Clay has maneuvered his way into the Presidency. He's opposed by a coalition headed by Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams. To divert the nation's attention, Clay launches war against the Confederacy of the Arkansas.
The eve of revolution, 1772, and from his time-travelling wife, Claire, Scotsman Jamie Fraser knows that three years hence will be American independence. He hopes his family may be wrong about the future.
16 stories of the futures that got away - from Friesner, Brenda Cooper, Kevin Anderson, Frost, Resnick and Kelly, Lisanne Norman, Dean Wesley Smith, Radford, Rusch and others.
A serial killer has begun to stalk the Hollows. Then the vampire master Piscary is set free, and Rachel's demonic nemesis Algaliarept discovers a way to move freely in the Hollows. But then hell really breaks loose when then the bounty hunter encounters the world's tackiest bridesmaid dress.
With her globetrotting career of protecting the British Prime Minister, Bronwyn isn't your ordinary witch. But her powers can't help her decide between a sexy Sheik and the town doctor - who happens to be a warlock, and more than worthy of a liplock.
A mysterious hunter, a man of ancient race and purpose, arrives by sea and endlessly chants the names of the pantheon of demons that are his intended victims, as well as one other: Ysk, the original name of the Brother, now known as Achmed, the Assassin King of Ylorc.
Completed by Spider Robinson from an outline left by Heinlein. Joel Johnston wanted to be a composer and he wanted to marry Jinny Hamilton. When Jinny reveals that she's the granddaughter of the richest man in the solar system and that Joel would carry on the family business, he turns her down and goes on a bender. He wakes up on a colony ship heading out into space, torn between regret over his rash decision and his determination to forget Jinny and make a life for himself among the stars. He was on his way to succeeding when his plans - and the plans of billions of others - were shattered by a cosmic cataclysm so devastating it would take all of humanity's strength and ingenuity just to survive.
Nevare Burvelle has returned home for his brother's wedding and for a reunion with his own fiancee. But plague hits the Burvelle family. Nevare is led into a strange realm where danger, betrayal and the irresistable lure of Speck magic await.
Duncan's boss doesn't think that he's cut out to be a lawyer. He isn't a pack animal. He lacks the killer instinct. But when his best friend barges his way back into Duncan's life, with a full supporting cast of lawyers, ex-wives, zombies and snow-white unicorns, it's not long before things become distinctly unsettling.
40 years have passed since Empress Ouriana became the Divine Incarnation of the Devouring Moon. With 12 deadly sorcerers as priests, she rules the land in darkness. The only hope is one foreordained princess who has vanished behind enemy lines. A brave band of heroes has only a short time to reach her. And Ouriana has wakened the ancient terrors of legend.
A compilation of Howard's work that includes his stories of fantsy, desert adventure, detective stories, historical adventure, boxing, humour, horror and westerns.
Here the darkest of the brood of young dragon siblings is introduced. He will strive to make himself the strongest - and last - of his brethren.
Amy Redwing is dedicated to the cause of rescuing endangered golden retrievers, and so none are surprised when she risks her life to save Nickie, nor when she takes the female golden into her home. But the joy Nickie brings to the household is quickly undercut by a series of eerie incidents, and the unmistakable sense that someone is watching Amy's every move. Soon the subtle threats escalate into a series of terrifying assaults on all Amy holds dear.
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.
A collection of original stories from such fantasy talents as Mark Chadbourn, Hal Duncan, Scott Lynch, Juliet E. McKenna, Chris Roberson, Jeff VanderMeer and Janny Wurts.
Volume 2 includes Martin's first novella in the Ice and Fire series, and a script written for "The New Twilight Zone" along with stories, commentary, and more.
When Masterharper Zist sets out to take over as harper for Natalon's coal-mining camp, the mute orphan Pellar - along with his fire-lizard Chitter - joins him. Pellar has his own mission: to find out if reported thefts of coal are the work of the Shunned, criminals condemned to a life of wandering and hardship. His mission soon expands: those who are taking the coal are also taking firestone, essential to the fight against the Thread.
The seventh in her series of novels based on Roman history takes up the struggle of Antony and Octavian for both the Empire and the woman.
The only warning was the endless growl of a growing earthquake. Then the water came, covering all, destroying all. Now, with the waves lapping against the few remaining buildings, will the survivors be able to rebuild their lives and civilization? Well, maybe they could - but there is something down there, under the water. And the true horror won't be apparent until the floods finally recede.
When deadly sickness strikes Lladrana, twin sisters Elizabeth and Brie are summoned to fight the evil they think is caused by the Dark. The twins are desperate to cure the illness because they believe The Snap - the calling of Mother Earth - comes after the task is fulfilled. But when one of the sisters succumbs to the Dark, the other must fight to rescue her. Will their time run out - or will the destiny of The Snap be fulfilled?
Sequel to PRINCESS OF ROUMANIA. Miranda - separated from her two best friends, Peter and Andromeda - begins to grow into her own personality. Her friends, who have been left behind in the forests of an alternate America, try to make their way to Roumania to find Miranda. Recommended.
Frank Marrity must match wits with a branch of Israel's Mossad that specializes in the paranormal and a secret society intent on achieving immortality, and a psychic assassin who can only see out of the eyes of others. They want the time machine that needs Charlie Chaplin's footprints in a concrete slab to work. Frank wants to save his 12 year old daughter from non-existence.
Includes the first two volumes of the DRAGON NIMBUS HISTORY series, THE DRAGON'S TOUCHSTONE and THE LAST BATTLEMAGE.
The Teddy R has become a mercenary ship, hiring to the highest bidder. But now cirumstance pits Cole and his crew against his right-hand woman, the former Pirate Queen known as the Valykyrie. The trust between them is put to the test as they find themselves on opposite sides of a job.
Sequel to CALLY'S WAR. Cally O'Neal is officially dead. In her over 40 years of being an active secret agent she hasn't used her real name, much less spoken to her sister. So when her sister Michelle O'Neal (the first human Sohon mentat), interrupts an important mission by seemingly appearing out of thin air, it's an unexpected reunion. And not likely to be good news.
Three connected novels in one volume: MINDKILLER, TIME PRESSURE, and LIFEHOUSE. Previously published as separate books. Three suspenseful stories of people in incredible and desperate situations, all of them unknowingly involved in a secret that could mean the salvation of all humans who were alive, who would ever live, or who ever had lived.
Something is out there, stalking the ship that slowly buckles in the grip of the frozen Arctic. It snatches seaman after seaman, finally taking Sir John Franklin. Captain Crozier leads the men who remain on foot across the Arctic, seeking escape. Recommended.
A Florida homicide detective and a daring space captain team up to stop a scourge of deadly zombies from wiping out all of Florida. And that's tougher than you think - which ones are the zombies, and which are the locals?
A warp drive suddenly appears, its housing covered with coral and sea life. Seeking the ship to which the drive belonged, Captain Mikhail Volkov jumps into the unknown and crashes into the endless blue of the Sargasso Sea. This graveyard of rusting hulks is where spaceships go when they misjump through subspace. On the great oceans, humans live alongside aliens in uneasy peace. Volkoff's ship is damaged, his foster brother lost, and his sanity rattled, but he discovers a secret that might save the human race - but only if he can repair his ship and return home.
Michael Point's unassuming but lucrative life as an assassin takes an alarming turn. His hits start to come back to life and try to kill him. That makes things messy, and Michael doesn't know if his conscience has started caving in under all the pressure and he's going mad, or if maybe he's just becomes some sort of divine agent in a cosmic battle between good and evil for the soul of the entire universe.
Newly-made vampire Anna Strong has become a Watcher - one of the supernatural world's enforcers - even as she fights to control her vampiric rage. When a series of very dangerous events threatens to draw out her unstable powers, her Watcher mentor sends her away for her own safety.
In a world that has an eighth continent: Atlantis lies between Europe and the East Coast of Terranova. It is a land of opportunity, luring dreamers from around the globe with its natural resources and the promise of a new beginning for those willing to brave the wonders of an unexplored land.
In the latest chapter of the young wizard's nautical education Blithe finds himself second in command of a captured enemy vessel that must engage a demonship in combat before returning to port. Upon his return he is assigned duty on a dwarven dragonship where he and his shipmates encounter the deceit of politics and diplomacy before they can regain the security of their Arcanian dragonship and the company of their trusted crewmates.
Latro now finds himself in Egypt, a land of singing girls, of spiteful and conniving deities. Without his memory, his is unsure of everything, except for his desire to be free of the curse that causes him to forget. The visions Gene Wolfe conjures, of the wonders of Egypt, and of the adventures of Latro as he and his companions journey up the great Nile south into unknown or legendary territory, are unique and compelling.
A subterranean world of vast caverns, underground seas, crystalline forests. A civilization born of darkness, in darkness, protected by shadows. A city of merchants, whose eyes have turned upward to the surface, where the lethal light of day beats down on their world. A conspiracy so vast that it will swallow them all...
Prince Rolon challenges the power of the Grand Inquisitor of Spain, and triumphs over being both chosen and damned.
The year is 1817. In Switzerland, the Count Saint-Germain leads a comfortable life with his paramour Hero whose husband died fighting Napoleon. Saint-Germain's loving kindness cannot keep Hero from missing her children who are being raised by their hard-hearted grandfather. The Count has become intrigued by the work of an Austrian noble investigating the properties of blood, a subject always of key interest to a vampire. But when the noble's beautiful ward fixates sexually on the Count, the vampire fears for himself and his gentle lover.
The world's last freelance detective, Zach Johnson, must find the assassin who murdered Sexy Sprocket and two other members of the World Council. His investigation leads to the Moon - and to a tall, sensuous, blue-haired beauty named Lea who possesses psychic powers - and powerful ambitions.
In the world of Warhammer, no race is as cruel and treacherous as the dark elves, and no member of this race is more infamous than Malus Darkblade. Now that he has retrieved the five missing artefacts, Darkblade must return them to the daemon before the year is up. But can Tz'arkan be trusted to honour his part of the bargain or will he try to trick Darkblade one last time?
The enigmatic Q has always taken a personal interest in the crew of the Enterprise and in particular the ship's captain, Jean-Luc Picard. After facing the Borg menace, the crew is looking forward to a little exploration. What they discover is an unexplainable planet - and Q promises them that if they don't solve its riddle, the world will end.
A competing murder-for-hire organization decides to take out Agent 47, the Agency's most valuable assassin. When the attempt falls short, 47 goes after the culprit who is feeding information about the Agency to its enemies. His way winds through the streets of Fez, Morocco and through slavers deep inside Chad. Then he will discover a shattering truth: If he fails at his mission, the price he'll pay will be far greater than his own life.
Soon after the Singer Peter Attis is rescued from the Cylons people begin babbling incoherently and dropping into comas. Unwittingly, Peter has been spreading a highly contagious, nerve-deteriorating Cylon biological weapon - and he just performed for half the fleet. But many believe that this virus is their path to salvation and reject the vaccine Baltar's prepared. And now the Cylons show up again - in force.
[Canadian author]. When Aurek Nuiken travels to Richemulot to search for a spellbook to save his endangered wife, little does he know that he will be drawn to the brink of madness in a world that preys on the innocent.
Who will come to the aid of beleaguered King Hrothgar, whose warriors have become the prey of the vengeful outcast monster Grendel? Based on the screenplay by Neil Gaiman.
Previously included in the collection SKELETON CREW. A routine trip to the supermarket turns into a battle against unholy destruction.
The demon-backed Triune has fallen. All that now stands in Uldyssian's path to freeing humanity is the Cathedral of Light and its charismatic leader the Prophet. But the Prophet is actually the renegade angel Inarius, who sees the world he created as his uncontested domain. And now both the Burning Hells and the High Heavens know of Sanctuary - and now their warring hosts of demons and angels will stop at nothing to claim it.
In the arctic winter darkness, from across the frozen wasteland, a horrifying evil descends upon the sleepy and secluded town of Barrow, Alaska. And as the darkness continues and the thirty days of night seemingly have no end in sight, Barrow's only remaining hope lies with Sheriff Eben Oleson and Deputy Stella Oleson, a husband and wife who are torn between saving the town they love and their own survival.
Under threat of death for their crimes, Reiner and his companions are forced to carry out the most desperate and suicidal secret missions, all for the good of the Empire. Chaos cultists, ratmen, dark elves, rogue army commanders and more - time and again the Blackhearts are pitted against impossible odds and survive - yet what they most what is their freedom.
Celebrate the twentieth anniversary of STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION: 14 stories from Bennett, Cox, DeCandido, Ingersoll & Zahler, McIntee, Pearson, Schuster & Mollmann, Shwartz, Sisson, Swallow, Trowbridge, Ward & Dilmore, and White.
For too long, the people of the Lyran Commonwealth have only reacted to attacks by their enemies. Now, Archon Melissa Steiner launches an intricate gambit that will secure the safety of her subjects-and secure her own power against those who wish to take it...
Driven on by dark visions, Dark Apostle Jarulek of the Word Bearers and his force lay waste to the Imperial planet of Tanakreg. After brutally enslaving the population, they set them to work building a monstrous, kilometres-high tower. What is the Word Bearers' vile purpose, and can they achieve it before the Imperial forces arrive to reclaim the planet?
There is an uneasy peace between the dwarves of Mithral Hall and the orcs of the newly established Kingdom of Many Arrows. But now the orc tribes have begun to turn on each other, while the dwarves that rally under Bruenor are determined to destroy the orcs. Drizzt Do'Urden will have to learn to see the world in a different light if peace is to come to the Spine of the World.
After averting a Reman and Romulan civil war, Kirk turns his attention to raising his son Joseph and to finding out the truth behind Spock's death. When Joseph leaves, Kirk wonders if Norinda and her group, The Totality, are behind Joseph's rage. Before Kirk can discover the answer, Admiral Janeway calls on Kirk to stop a brutal force that threatens the Federation.
17 year old Jim Kirk is barely scraping by in San Francisco, haunted by horrific memories from his past. Then, caught up in interplanetary intrigue, and trying to protect his brother and a girl, he finds himself in jail beside a 19 year old alien boy named Spock, who has uncovered a plot to sell Vulcan artifacts. The pair strike an uneasy alliance that leads to them both being offered the choice of jail - or joining Starfleet.
What begins as a chance encounter between an alien privateer and a human freighter catapults mankind into a struggle for its very existence. But humanity is also locked in a bitter civil war known as the Insurrection. The survival of of a properous outpost farming planet falls to a squad of battle-weary UNSC Marines and their inexperienced colonial militia trainees.
The remaining free elves of Ansalon have come together at last in the shunned valley of Inath-Wakenti. While the disfigured genius Porthios wants to lead a crusade to free the elves' ancestral homelands, the rightful ruler of the elven nation, Gilthas, dreams of establishing a new homeland in the haunted valley.
The brilliant scientist Jor-El and his historian wife, Lara fight to convince a stagnant, disbelieving society that their world is about to end. Jor-El's brother, Zor-El, leader of the fabled Argo City, joins the struggle not only to save the planet but also to fight against the menace of the ruthless and cunning General Zod. The diabolical Zod, future archenemy of Superman, avails himself of a golden opportunity to seize power when the android Brainiac captures the capital city of Kandor. As Zod's grip on the populace tightens and his power grows, he too is blind to all the signs that point to the death of the very civilization he is trying to rule.
In the chaos of the Third Crusade a ruthless and secret brotherhood of warriors rises to power. The lone assassin Altair fights to save the Holy Land from war and corruption.
It has been months since Logan escaped the secret research complex in the Canadian Rockies where he was held captive, breaking through punishing psychological conditioning, slaughtering all those who stood in his way and fleeing into the wilderness. Now, at the clandestine agency known as Department K, the director of the Weapon X program decides it's time to reclaim the most successful experiment for his group - after a few more challenges to see how this modern-day Frankenstein's monster has adapted to its new abilities.
When a devastating magical storm threatens Palanthas, Gerard uth Mondar and Galdar the minotaur become uneasy allies on a quest to protect the city by recovering a mysterious stolen chest. The pair must track down the chest before its thief discovers the secret that will allow him to unlock it, thereby unleashing its terrible contents onto the world of Krynn.
All Kiril Duskmourn does is run away - from guilt, from her past, and from her responsibilities. But she can't run any longer. She lost everything stopping the Traitor from loosing his unholy revolution, and now the bindings on his cell are weakening. She alone holds the key to his release or further imprisonment. But does she still have the strength of will and arm to make the right choice?
The old rules and assumptions regarding how the Collective should act have been dismissed. Now the Borg kill first, assimilate later. When the Enterprise manages to thwart them once again, the Borg turn inward. The dark places that even the drones never realized existed are turned outward against the enemy they have never been able to defeat. What is revealed is the thing that "no one" believed the Borg could do.
Now back in the Empire following their sojourn overseas, Gotrek and Felix head north, to aid the men of the Empire in their fight against the invading Chaos hordes. Stopping off in Nuln, they meet up with dwarf engineer Malakai Makaisson, who is helping the Imperial war effort by transporting cannons to the frontline on his airship, The Spirit of Grungni. After a series of nasty accidents, it becomes clear that saboteurs are at work - can our heroes find the villains in time to save the day?
Robert Neville may well be the last living man on Earth - but he is not alone. An incurable plague has mutated every other man, woman, and child into bloodthirsty, nocturnal creatures who are determined to destroy him. By day, he is a hunter, stalking the infected monstrosities through the abandoned ruins of civilization. By night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for dawn.
LIBERTY'S CRUSADE, SHADOW OF THE XEL'NAGA, SPEED OF DARKNESS, and UPRISING in one volume.
When news of Horus's treachery reaches Caliban, the loyalties of the proud and mysterious Dark Angels Legion - and their Primarch Lion El'Johnson - are tested to the limit, with tragic consequences.
Boba Fett and his commandos decide to switch sides and to help the resistance beat the Yuuzhan Vong - even if it means working with a Jedi agent. Denounced as traitors, Fett's Mandalorians need to stay one step ahead of their Yuuzhan Vong paymasters-and the Republic who sees them as collaborators with the most destructive enemy the galaxy has ever faced.
Ashrem's Legacy - a powerful relic of the Last War lost for ages - has been found. But will it bring about the world's salvation or destruction? As the heirs of Ashrem struggle to gain control of the Legacy, the ultimate end to their quest may be taken from them, as the great dragons of far Argonnessen enter the struggle. On a far distant shore, the fate of the world will be decided.
Gaunt heads back with the Imperial crusade army to liberate the Chaos-held planet of Gereon. Making contact with the local elite guerilla forces Gaunt and the Tanith First-and-Only find that the brutality of the liberation has pitched them into opposition with their own commanders.
As the crusade to liberate the Sabbat Worlds continues, Colonel-Commissar Gaunt leads the Tanith First-and-Only into an unforgiving new warzone, the fortress world of Jago. As the enemy assaults increase in fury, Gaunt and his regiment must face the terror of the present alongside the ghosts of their past, for only in death does duty end.
Han and Leia are at war with their son. But Jacen Solo's plans to take over the galaxy spin out of control.
BLOOD BOWL, DEAD BALL and DEATH MATCH in one volume.
Neversfall was supposed to be Estagund's stronghold in the wilds of monster-ridden Veldorn, an unassailable citadel to protect the southern lands. Then the regiment holding Neversfall disappeared, leaving no hint of what took them. The replacement forces find themselves attacked from both within and without the fortress's walls. Besieged by monsters and men, a mercenary captain and an elite warrior must work together to discover who their enemy really is.
Archaeologist Jacob Ramsey stumbles across a dying Protoss who begins uploading its memories, rewriting Jake's human brain. Jake has learned a terrible secret - and what he does with it will seal the fate of worlds throughout the galaxy.
Anson Marik is at his wit's end. The Lyrans are pressing on his borders. His chief tactician has resigned. And his abilities as a leader are failing him. Now his enemies are on the move, taking the Commonwealth planet by planet, forcing Marik to pull his forces back.
The Siegebreakers are a tight-knit group of eccentric mercenaries who boast they can safely bring down the walls of any fortress, and will do so for the right amount of coin. But when the walls of their latest job crash down on their heads, trapping them in ruins treacherous with magic, monsters, and ever-rising water, it's all they can do to stay alive. Undaunted, the Siegebreakers are determined to escape and finish the job.
With a dire enemy now seated on the throne of the minotaur empire, the one-handed half-breed ogre Golgren returns to his own realm on the mainland and uses brutal means to consolidate his power and forge unlikely alliances. He must cope with an elite band of sorcerers, whose magical tactics are not easily thwarted. These Ogre Titans - led by their inner circle, the Black Talon - emerge as his greatest rivals. Golgren's obsession to resurrect the glorious past of the ogre race will engulf humans and elves, but may ultimately be decided by a deadly, capricious god.
A wealthy aristocratic dwarf from Kayolin is forced to flee his home. A gully dwarf from Thorbardin is lucky to escape his own city with his life. And a brilliant and impetuous descendant of the once-mighty Hylar wonders what failures have steered her people onto a path of self-destruction. Can she change that course before it's too late? Together, these three heroes hold the future of dwarvenkind, and all Krynn, in their hands.
Alaric and Dietz have one last chance to track down the daemon and destroy it before it materialises and lays waste to the civilised world. This time, their journey takes them into the dark heart of the Grey Mountains, where they must face a savage horde of beastmen and their mutated ruler. Even with the help of their allies, the wood elves, how can our heroes ever hope to triumph against such impossible odds?
Riker and crew find a planet where science and faith struggle for supremacy, prompted by a strange phenomenon, known as the Watchful Eye, visible in the planet's skies. One team is dispatched to covertly study the civilization, the other to the Watchful Eye. But then the planetary team is discovered, and causality becomes disrupted.
Omnibus edition of the three books in the WARCRAFT WAR OF ANCIENTS series.