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.
The heroes: Curnden Craw, a ruthless fighter who wants nothing more than to see his crew survive; Prince Calder, a liar and a coward, he will regain his crown by any means necessary; Bremer dan Gorst, a master swordsman, a failed bodyguard, his honour will be restored--in the blood of his enemies. Over three days, their fates will be sealed.
What if H. G. Wells witnessed something that spurred him to write "The War of the Worlds" as a warning? From drafty London flats to the steamy Sahara, to the surface of the moon and beyond, THE MARTIAN WAR takes the reader on a journey with Wells and his companions.
Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy and the crew of the USS Walker find themselves caught between the nation they swore to defend and the allies they promised to protect. For even as the Allies and the Empire of New Britain Isles stand united against the attacks of both the savage Grik and the tenacious Japanese, the Holy Dominion-a warped mixture of human cultures whose lust for power overshadows even the Grik-is threatening to destroy them both with a devastating weapon neither can withstand.
Noon Onyx is a Maegester, capable of wielding the destructive power of demons. But because she's human, the demons consider her an abomination - and a danger to their rule over Earth.
As the Gzilt, one of the founding societies of the Culture, prepares to elevate themselves to Sublime, the Regimental High Command is destroyed. Lieutenant Commander (reserve) Vyr Cossont appears to have been involved, and she is now wanted - dead, not alive. Aided only by an ancient, reconditioned android and a suspicious Culture avatar, Cossont must complete the last mission given to her by the High Command. She must find the oldest person in the Culture, a man over nine thousand years old, who might have some idea what really happened all that time ago.
Mariko Oshiro, the only female detective in Tokyo's most elite police unit, is given the case of the attempted theft of an old samurai sword. The sword is rumoured to have magical qualities, but Mariko is not convinced. Nonetheless, her investigation has put her on a collision course with a curse centuries old and as bloodthirsty as ever. She is only the latest in a long line of warriors and soldiers to confront this power, and even the sword she learns to wield could turn against her.
A human expedition to another star system is jeopardized by an encounter with an astonishingly immense artifact in interstellar space: a bowl-shaped structure half-englobing a star, with a habitable area equivalent to many millions of Earths - and it's on a direct path heading for the same system as the human ship. A landing party is sent to investigate the Bowl, and the explorers are separated. One group is captured by the gigantic structure's alien inhabitants, while the other is pursued across the strange and dangerous landscape.
In 1666, a Great Fire burned four-fifths of London to the ground, the calamity caused by a great Dragon. Incapable of destroying it, the fae of the Onyx Court, living below London, banished the dragon to a comet just before the comet's light disappeared from the sky. Now Sir Edmond Halley has predicted its return in 1759. So begins their race against time.
Graphic novel based on CRY WOLF. Three years at the bottom of the Chicago pack have taught Anna Latham to keep her head down and never, ever trust dominant males. But when she discovers wrongdoing in her pack, she has to go above her Alpha's head to ask for help. Charles Cornick is the son and enforcer of the leader of the North American werewolves. Now his father has sent him to Chicago to clean up a problem there.
From the drug gangs of downtown Indianapolis, the one true king will arise. The King Arthur myth gets dramatically retold through the eyes of street hustler King, as he tries to unite the crack dealers, gangbangers and the monsters lurking within them to do the right thing. KING MAKER, KING'S JUSTICE, and KING'S WAR in one volume.
Sequel to HELIX. Two hundred years ago, humankind came to the vast spiral of ten thousand planets aboard a great colony ship, and the Builders conferred on them the mantle of peacekeepers. But when shuttle pilot Jeff Ellis crash-lands on the world of Phandra, he interrupts a barbarous invasion from the neighbouring Sporelli - who scheme to track down and exterminate Ellis before he can return to New Earth and inform the peacekeepers.
The year is 1348. Thomas, a disgraced knight, finds a young girl alone in a dead Norman village. An orphan of the Black Death, she tells Thomas that plague is only part of a larger cataclysm - that the fallen angels under Lucifer are rising in a second war on heaven. She convinces the faithless Thomas to shepherd her across a depraved landscape to Avignon where she will confront the evil that has devastated the earth. As hell unleashes its wrath, and as the true nature of the girl is revealed, Thomas will find himself in the midst of a desperate struggle for nothing less than the soul of man.
Authority breaks down in the Syndicate Worlds after their defeat at the hands of Admiral John "Black Jack" Geary. CEO Artur Drakon and a cadre of loyal soldiers launch a bid for control of the Midway Star system. He is pressed into an alliance with CEO Gwen Iceni who has commandeered a fleet of warships and turned them against the Syndicate. If their coup is to succeed, Drakon and Iceni must put their differences aside to prevent the population of Midway from rising up in rebellion against them, to defend Midway against the alien threat of the enigma race - and to ferret out saboteurs determined to reestablish Syndic rule.
Daisy Johanssen is enforcer for Hel, a reclusive Norse goddess, and liason to the Pemkowet Police Department. It's up to her to ensure relations between the mundane and eldritch communities run smoothly. But when a young man from a nearby college drowns - and signs point to eldritch involvement - the town's booming paranormal tourism trade is at stake. Teamed up with her childhood crush, Officer Cody Fairfax, a sexy werewolf on the down-low, Daisy must solve the crime.
It is eight years since Xuan Wu, God of the Northern Heavens, living in Hong Kong as wealthy businessman John Chen, was exiled from the mortal realm. Emma Donahoe and Simone, John's daughter, are facing a new series of threats, while their best fighter, Leo, sits in Hell. They must persuade him to come home - but, in Hell, nothing is as it appears. On Earth, Simon Wong, the Demon King's son, is no longer around to trouble them, but his associates have taken over Simon's underworld activities. The otherworldly stones are being targeted and are in danger of their kind being completely destroyed. It seems that the Demon King is the only one Emma can turn to for help.
Dorina Basarab is a dhampir - half-human, half-vampire. Subject to uncontrollable rages, Dory has managed to maintain her sanity by unleashing her anger on those demons and vampires who deserve killing. But when she tries to collect the bounty on the corpse of a wanted vampire, the vamp comes back to "death" and puts up a fight.
After an alien species attacks Earth three colony ships are dispatched to different parts of the galaxy. 150 years later, the planet Darien hosts a thriving human settlement, which enjoys a peaceful relationship with an indigenous race, the scholarly Uvovo. But unknown to its colonists, Darien is about to become the focus of an intergalactic power struggle where the true stakes are beyond their comprehension. And what choices will the Uvovo make when their true nature is revealed and the skies grow dark with the enemy?
Novice knight Gair can hear the songs of the earth and weave that music into magic. That is witchcraft. And until Gair gives up the name of his demon master he must be tortured. But he will get help from an unlikely source and escape the Holy City for the Western Isles. There he will hear of the Veil that separates the worlds, and the Guardians who protect it.
Thomas of Hookton, a veteran of Crecy and many other battles, is the leader of a mercenary company east of Gascony in 1356. Edward, the Black Prince, is assembling an army to fight the French, but before Thomas can join, he must fulfil an urgent task: La Malice, a sword of mythical power guaranteeing victory to its owner, is thought to be hidden near the town of Poitiers. But others are seeking the treasure too, with some pursuing their private agendas against Thomas.
In the present day: As three strangers attempt to navigate the chaos cast upon civilization by a U.S. government experiment gone wrong, their destinies intertwine. More than a hundred years in the future: Amy, Peter, Alicia and the others introduced in The Passage pinpoint the weaknesses of the twelve original vampires . . . even as they confront a betrayal by one of their own.
In this story set in East Texas, a local seamstress named Chintana finds herself responsible for five orphans who are not only captivated by a storyteller's tale of vengeance but by the long black box he sets before them. As midnight approaches, the box is opened, a fateful dare is made, and the children as well as Chintana come face to face with the consequences of a malice retold and now foretold.
Trent McCauley is sixteen, brilliant, and obsessed with one thing: making movies on his computer by reassembling footage from popular films he downloads from the net. But this is highy illegal. He is caught, and the penalties nearly destroy his family. Trent runs away to London, where he eventually falls in with a demimonde of artists and activists who are trying to fight a new bill that will criminalize even more harmless internet creativity. But Parliament is under the control of a few wealthy media conglomerates. Still, the powers-that-be haven't entirely reckoned with the power of a gripping movie to change people's minds.
A collection of his stories, focusing on his fantasy, weird and horror writings.
Young Allen Allenson hopes to roust the power-hungry Terrans from a star sector where they're encroaching. But the wily Terrans are not so easily persuaded by a young colonial they think of as a rube. Worse, Riders, the beings who naturally ply the wilderness between the stars, are playing their own deadly political games - against the Terrans, against the colonials, and against one young greenhorn commander in particular, naive young Allen, whom they figure they can manipulate to do their bidding.
Gage is the best skin artist in Low Town. His decision to leave the magical Ivory Tower, where cruel witches and warlocks rule, cost him the right to practice magic. If he were to disobey, his punishment - execution - would be swift. So Gage has tried to fly under the radar, has tried to stay clear of both the powerful warlocks who want him dead and the secrets of his own past. He hopes that with the help of his friends, Trixie, a gorgeous elf who hides her true identity, and a hulking troll named Bronx, he might just make it through this enchanted world alive.
This is the story of the early years of Anomander Rake, and his brothers, Andarist and Silchas Ruin. It begins within the Age of Darkness and the Birth of Light and involves the forging of a sword unlike any other, and tells of the tragedy that was the collapse of the realm of the Tiste Andii. It tells of the devastating civil war that tore their world apart -- a story of bitter family rivalries, of jealousies and betrayals, of wild magic and unfettered power, of death and terriifying destruction. And it relates how the goddess of the Tiste, Mother Dark, abandoned her children and turned her back on her people.
A vast, black forest finds a new source of dark power, spawning creatures even more monstrous than the blood trees from which they evolve. The maniacally unstable former emissary of the Shadow Monarch hungers for revenge, leading an army of ravenous beasts bent on utterly destroying the Iron Elves. A reluctant hero, Private Alwyn Renwar, struggles to maintain his connection to this world and that of the loyalty of the shades of the dead. And in a maze of underground tunnels, Visyna Tekoy, whom Konowa counts among those he has loved and lost, fights for her life against the very elves he so desperately wants to find.
Thursday Next's children have problems that demand she become a mother of invention: Friday's career struggles in the Chronoguard, where he is relegated to a might-have-been; Tuesday's trouble perfecting the Anti-Smote shield, needed in time to thwart an angry Deity's promise to wipe Swindon off the face of the earth; and the issue of Thursday's third child, Jenny, who doesn't exist except as a confusing and disturbing memory.
Rome, 1635. Up to their necks in papal assassins, power politics, murder, and mayhem, the uptimers and their spouses need help and they need it quickly. Special rescue teams-including Harry Lefferts and his infamous Wrecking Crew-converge on Rome to extract Frank and Gia. And an uptime airplane is on its way to spirit the Pope to safety before Borgia's assassins can find him.
When a Department of Defense contract for combat-wear turns out to be the gateway drug for arms dealers so shadowy that even the global marketing magnate Hubertus Bigend Bigend, whose subtlety and power in the private sector would be hard to overstate, finds himself outmaneuvered and adrift in a seriously dangerous world. He assembles a team to negotiate these treacherous currents on his behalf.
Something has happened in Spokane. The military has evacuated the city and locked it down. Even so, disturbing rumours and images seep out, finding their way onto the Internet. Dean Walker, an aspiring photographer, sneaks into the quarantined city in search of fame. What he finds will change him in unimaginable ways. Hooking up with a group of outcasts led by a beautiful young woman named Taylor, Dean embarks on a journey into the heart of a mystery whose philosophical implications are as terrifying as its physical manifestations.
Sequel to DEARLY, DEPARTED. Though Bram is no longer in the New Victorian army, he and his ex-commando zombie comrades are determined to help keep the peace. That means taking a dangerous stand between The Changed, a radical group of sentient zombies fighting for survival, and The Murder, a masked squad of urban guerrillas hellbent on destroying the living dead. As paranoia, prejudice, and terrorist attacks threaten to plunge the city into full-scale war, Nora's scientist father and his team continue their desperate race to unlock the secrets of "The Laz" and find a cure. But their efforts may be doomed when a mysterious zombie appears bearing an entirely new strain of the virus - and the nation of New Victoria braces for a new wave of the apocalypse.
Includes an all-new Sookie Stackhouse novella, interviews, tours of Bon Temps and the werewolf and vampire communities, recipes and trivia questions.
Short story collection, including an original Hollows novella, "Million-Dollar Baby," about Trent Kalamack's secret elven quest in "Pale Demon", and all the previously published Hollows short stories.
Ritually murdered corpses are appearing across Cincinnati, terrifying amalgams of human and "other." Pulled in to help investigate by the I.S. and the FIB, former witch turned day-walking demon Rachel Morgan soon realizes a horrifying truth: a human hate group is trying to create its own demons to destroy all Inderlanders, and to do so, it needs her blood. She's faced vampires, witches, werewolves, demons, and more, but humanity itself might be her toughest challenge yet.
Eleisha Clevon has created a sanctuary - for vampires. With her protector Philip Brante and their human companion Wade Sheffield, she searches the world for isolated vampires to offer them a home and teach them to follow the Four Laws that will protect them and their kind. But not all vampires want to live by anyone's rules but their own. Now Eleisha must confront the most deadly predator she has ever faced...or lose everything she has fought to protect.
Meet Sam Thornton, Collector of Souls. Because of his efforts to avert the Apocalypse, Sam Thornton has been given a second chance - provided he can stick to the straight and narrow. Which sounds all well and good, but when the soul Sam is sent to collect goes missing, Sam finds himself off the straight and narrow pretty quick.
As the streets of Middlesteel are under attack by an unseen enemy, thief Charlotte Shades is asked to steal King Jude's Sceptre from the Parliament vaults by two strangers. Only consulting detective Jethro Daunt and his steamman companion Boxiron know there is more than appears to these two men. They rescue Charlotte and are thrown into a plot thicker than even they realize.
For a former vampire killer like Jane, having Leo Pellisier as a boss took some getting used to. But now, someone is out to take his place as Master Vampire of the city of New Orleans, and is not afraid to go through Jane to do it. To uncover the identity of the vamp who wants Leo's territory, Jane will have to venture into the underbelly of vamp society, where rules were made to be broken.
The war of succession in the wake of the death of Genghis Khan pits the grandsons against one another. But it will be Kublai - refined and scholarly, always considered too thoughtful to take power - who will devise new ways of warfare and conquest as he builds the dream city of Xanadu and pursues the ultimate prize: the ancient empire of Sung China. His gifts will serve him well when an epic civil war breaks out among brothers, the outcome of which will literally change the world.
On December 13, 2011 off the coast of Sri Lanka, a tramp steamer is seized by pirates. The captain has his wife and son aboard, and their survival depends on following the pirates' every demand. But what can they possibly want with his worn-out ship and its cargo of junk? The ship was carrying a Dead Water cargo - Dead Water is the key to everything.
Visualizer Willow Tate has a stalker, her doom-seer father has a secret, and Paumanok Harbor has Otherworld sand-stealers. Willow has bodyguards but absolutely no idea how to solve any of these problems in time for Halloween, when the local witches hold their annual gathering on the beach - if any beach is left by them.
As Lieutenant Everson tries to discover the true intentions of their alien prisoner, he finds he must quell the unrest within his own ranks while helping foment insurrection among the alien Khungarrii. Beyond the trenches, Lance Corporal Atkins and his Black Hand gang are reunited with the ironclad tank, Ivanhoe, and its crew. On the trail of Jeffries, the diabolist they hold responsible for their predicament, they are forced to face the obscene horrors that lie within the massive Croatoan Crater, a place inextricably tied to the history of the alien chatts and native urmen alike.
Raven and his Wolfpack of Norsemen have been double crossed. The traitor Ealdred seeks to sell a holy book to the Emperor Charlemagne which will ensure riches. Greed drives him forward, but a band of fearsome warriors is in pursuit across the sea to Charlemagne's Frankish empire--with bloody revenge on their minds.
Sister Luka and her female converts offer sacrifices to the scarred (and very close) moon that hangs over their convent. It has been this way since the Stone hit. Among the Little Sisters of Selene is 12-year-old Aurora, respected Scribe of the church. She endlessly writes down the name of the moon to keep her in the sky where she belongs. Upsetting this fragile equilibrium is Willa, a young tomboy whose flamboyant arrival threatens the hard-won status quo of the sisters' community. But an unexpected marvel occurs in the sky, and it is clear that Aurora's work as the Scribe has failed.
The orphan Magpie pursues his quest for his parents' identity with burning urgency-while also discovering another hidden talent and being trained by the King's Own Herald as an undercover agent for Valdemar. Shy Bardic Trainee Lena has to face her famous but uncaring father, one of Valdemar's most renowned Bards. And Healing Trainee Bear must struggle against his disapproving parents, who are pressuring Bear to quit the Healers' Collegium because he lacks the magical Healing Gift. Each of the three friends must face his or her demons and find their true strength as they seek to become the full Heralds, Bards, and Healers of Valdemar.
Mags, a young Herald trainee in Haven, the capital city of the kingdom of Valdemar, has talents not commonly found in Herald trainees. Recognizing this, the King's Own Herald decides to train Mags as a spy in order to uncover the secrets of a mysterious new enemy who has taken an interest in Mags himself. "Why" is the even deeper mystery. The answers can only be found in the most unexpected corners of Mags' past...assuming he can live long enough to find them.
Cal MacDonnell is a happily married New York City cop with a loving family. Seth Raincrest is a washed-up photographer who has alienated even his closest friends. They both suffer from retrograde amnesia. And now their forgotten past turns their worlds upside down as they are stalked by otherworldly beings who know about the men's past lives. But these creatures aren't here to help; they're intent on killing anyone who gets in their way. In the balance hangs the life of a child who might someday restore a broken empire to peace and prosperity.
Two years after London is struck by a devastating terrorist attack, it is cut off from the world, protected by a military force known as Choppers. The rest of Britain believe that the city is now a toxic, uninhabited wasteland. But Jack and his friends, some of whom lost family on what has become known as Doomsday, know that the reality is very different. At great risk, they have been gathering evidence about what is really happening in London and it is incredible. Because the handful of Londons survivors are changing. Developing strange, fantastic powers. Evolving.
The eastern seaboard of the USA is experiencing the worst winter weather in living memory, and John Redlaw is in the cold white thick of it. He's come to America to investigate a series of vicious attacks on vampire immigrants - targeted kills that can't simply be the work of amateur vigilantes. Dogging his footsteps is Tina "Tick" Checkley, a wannabe TV journalist with an eye on the big time. The conspiracy Redlaw uncovers could give Tina the career break she's been looking for. It could also spell death for Redlaw.
Munchkinland has seceded from Oz and the Emerald City has invaded with the Ozian army to bring it back. General Cherrystone is holding Glinda under house arrest, but a troupe of traveling entertainers brings her the Grimmerie, a legendary book of magical lore.
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.
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.
From the untamed wilderness of ancient times to the concrete jungles of today, these sixteen excursions into nightmares will keep you awake long past the midnight hour and praying for daylight.
Forty-one years ago the renowned physicist Chris Robin vanished. Before his disappearance, his fringe science theories about the existence of endless alternate universes had earned him both admirers and enemies. Alex Benedict and Chase Kolpath discover that Robin had several interstellar yachts flown far outside the planetary system where they too vanished. And following Robin's trail into the unknown puts Benedict and Kolpath in danger...
Everett Singh has escaped with the Infundibulum from the clutches of Charlotte Villiers and the Order, but at a terrible price. His father is missing, banished to one of the billions of parallel universes of the Panoply of All World, and Everett and the crew of the airship Everness have taken a wild, random Heisenberg Jump to a random parallel plane. But the villainous Charlotte Villiers is one step ahead of him.
A collection of her stories.
On the distant world of Zoe, an expedition finds DNA-based life. When alien invaders are also discovered, Glenn Hamilton calls on the "U.S.S. Merrimack" for help. But the Ninth Circle and the Palatine Empire have also found Zoe. Soon everyone will be on a collision course to determine the fate of this planet.
Quaeryt is a scholar and, though he has concealed the fact, an imager. His friend Bhayar, the young ruler of Telaryn, sends him to Tilbor, conquered ten years earlier by Bhayar's father. Just before Quaeryt departs, Bhayar's youngest sister passes a letter to the scholar-imager, a letter that could well embroil Quaeryt in the welter of court politics he had hoped to leave behind. On top of that, on his voyage and journey to Tilbor he must face pirates, storms, poisonings, attempted murder, as well as discovering the fact that he is not quite who he thought he was. To make it all worse, the order of scholars to which he belongs is jeopardized in more ways than one.
In July 1890, Vincent van Gogh, went into a cornfield and shot himself. Or did he? Why would an artist at the height of his creative powers attempt to take his life - and then walk a mile to a doctor's house for help? Who was the crooked little "colour man" Vincent had claimed was stalking him across France? And why had the painter recently become deathly afraid of a certain shade of the colour blue? These are just a few of the questions confronting baker-turned painter Lucien Lessard and bon vivant Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, who vow to discover the truth behind their friend's untimely death.
Outlawed and exiled from his home, Ringil has only one place left to turn: Yhelteth, city heart of the southern Empire, where perhaps he can seek asylum with the kiriath half-breed Archeth Indamaninarmal, former war comrade and now high-up advisor to the Emperor Jhiral Khimran II.
MERGE. Raleigh Redman hit the lotto for twenty-four million dollars, and begins working his way through the entire collection of lectures in the Popular Educator Library. Partway through volume 8 he notices something in his apartment. DISCIPLE. 42 year old Hogarth "Trent" Tryman's quiet, dead-end life changes when he receives a bizarre instant message that takes him, in just a few days from a data-entry clerk to the head of a corporation.
Expanded (by 40,000 words) edition. Rome. 1959. Count Dracula is about to marry the Moldavian Princess Asa Vajda - his sixth wife. Journalist Kate Reed flies into the city to visit the ailing Charles Beauregard and his vampire companion Genevieve. Finding herself caught up in the mystery of the Crimson Executioner who is bloodily dispatching vampire elders in the city, Kate discovers that she is not the only one on his trail.
2085. Bodyguard Scotty Griffin accompanies the teenaged heir to the Republic of Kikaya to participate in a live action role playing game to be conducted at the lunar colony. Pursued by armed and murderous terrorists, forced to solve gaming puzzles to stay a jump ahead, forced to juggle multiple psychological realities...this is the game for which they've prepared their entire lives, and they are going to play it for all it's worth.
Myfanwy Thomas awakes in a London park surrounded by dead bodies and missing her memory. She quickly learns that she is a Rook, a high-level operative in a secret agency that protects the world from supernatural threats. But there is a mole inside the organization and this person wants her dead. As Myfanwy battles to save herself, she encounters a person with four bodies, a woman who can enter her dreams, children transformed into deadly fighters, and an unimaginably vast conspiracy.
Eragon--Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider, and his dragon, Saphira must confront Galbatorix. When they do, they will have to be strong enough to defeat him. And if they cannot, no one can. There will be no second chances. The Rider and his dragon have come further than anyone dared to hope. But can they topple the evil king and restore justice to Alagaesia? And if so, at what cost?
The US military has been busy reverse engineering an alien starship it recovered in New Mexico in 1948. But there is a second ship, and three students find it 60 years later inside a remote canyon. With a single touch, the technology the government has spent billions trying to unlock is uploaded into the minds of three teenagers - teenagers who now know the frightening truth about the Rho Project.
Dodger is a tosher, a sewer scavenger living in the squalor of Dickensian London. Everybody who is nobody knows him. Anyone who is anybody doesn't. He used to know his future; it involved a lot of brick-lined tunnels and plenty of filth. But when he rescues a girl from a beating, things start to get really messy. Now everyone who is anyone wants to get their hands on Dodger.
Law student Justine (Tina) Clancy, in a fit of fury, damns her boyfriend to hell - and it's exactly where he ends up. Much to her surprise, Tina is apparently one of Saturn's daughters, with the power to wield vigilante justice. But poor Max didn't deserve to go up in flames, even if he did almost run her over with her own car. Tina's convinced someone cut the brakes - and now a relentless nemesis is stalking her through the Zone's back alleys, where buildings glow, statues move, and chemical waste exposure comes with interesting consequences.
1897. Colonel Katterfelto has returned to London, having departed America under something of a cloud of smoke, issuing from his Spiritual Laboratory, which the townsfolk of Wormcast, Arizona, marched upon with their flaming torches. This catastrophic conflagration caused considerable concern to the pious colonel, who had been engaged in the creation of "Heaven's last and best gift to Mankind," The Mechanical Messiah--he was, after all, being guided in this Great Work by holy angels, communicating to him through his monkey butler, Darwin.
Practically overnight the world economic and political structures collapse. A collection of characters, from Afghanistan to Arizona, attempt to rejoin loved ones, and make their way through the chaos. And over everything looms the threat of a provisional government, determined to take over America and destroy the freedoms upon which it was built.
Welcome to Paris, 1633, where dragons menace the realm. Cardinal Richelieu, the most feared and powerful man in France, is on his guard. He knows that France is under threat and that a secret society known as the Black Claw is conspiring against him from the heart of the greatest courts in Europe. They strike from the shadows, and each blow is both terrible and deadly.
Jack Glass is the murderer. And these are three of his murders and how he did it.
It has been a busy few weeks for Private Kaylin Neya. In between angling for a promotion, sharing her room with the last living female Dragon and dealing with more refugees than anyone knew what to do with, the unusual egg she'd been given began to hatch. Actually, that turned out to be lucky, because it absorbed the energy from the bomb that went off in her quarters. So now might be the perfect time to leave Elantra and journey to the West March with the Barrani.
Vampire enforcer Christopher Bell is in Chicago to investigate rumours of a revolution, but when he comes across vampire hunter Ivy Bailey being followed through dark streets, what he finds is a ghost from his past. Over a century ago, Christopher fought the vicious London serial killer Jack the Ripper - and won. But now the Ripper's tainted soul is back - on the hunt once more.
The Western Territories, 1880. Civil War veteran and former U.S. Cavalry Captain Jonas P. Hollister has been rotting in a prison cell at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, claiming that eleven soldiers under his command were slaughtered by a band of nonhuman, blood-drinking demons. But now the famous detective Alan Pinkerton arrives with an order for his release. Hollister finds himself the new member of a small group determined to confront and defeat the undead.
Alexandra Belarus is a struggling artist living in New York City. But when she is attacked in the streets and saved by an inhumanly powerful winged figure, the truth of her bloodline is revealed. Lexi's great-great grandfather was a spellmason - an artisan who could work magic on stone and left a spell that awakens a gargoyle named Stannis when Lexi is endangered.
Meet Easie Damasco: Thief, swindler and lately, reluctant hero. But whatever good intentions Damasco may have are about to be tested to their limits, as the most valuable - and dangerous - object in the land comes within his light-fingered grasp. Add in some suicidally stubborn giants, an old enemy with dreams of empire and the deadliest killers in two kingdoms on his heels, and Damasco's chances of staying honest - or even just surviving - are getting slimmer by the hour.
In an alternate world without global terrorism Joe, a private detective, is hired by a mysterious woman to find a man: the obscure author of pulp fiction novels featuring one Osama Bin Laden: Vigilante... Joe's quest to find the man takes him across the world, from the backwaters of Asia to the European Capitals of Paris and London, and as the mystery deepens around him there is one question he is trying hard not to ask: who is he, really, and how much of the books are fiction? Chased by unknown assailants, Joe's identity slowly fragments as he discovers the shadowy world of the refugees, ghostly entities haunting the world in which he lives.
Collaborators include Neal Stephenson, Greg Bear, Mark Teppo, Erik Bear, Joseph Brassey, E. D. deBirmingham, Cooper Moo, and Nicole Galland. In the aftermath of the Mongolian invasion of 1241 an order of warrior monks, the Shield-Brethren, refuses to yield, plotting to overthrow the invaders despite insurmountable odds. Father Rodrigo Bendrito receives a prophecy from God and believes it's his mission to deliver the message to Rome. Along with the hunter Ferenc, orphan Ocyrhoe, healer Raphael, and alchemist Yasper, Rodrigo sets out to reclaim Europe. But to save Christendom, someone must slay the fierce Khan of Khans.
Stephanie Harrington, precocious fourteen-year-old Provisional Forest Ranger on the planet Sphinx, must respond to her bond with her treecat friend, Climbs Quickly. Fire season on the pioneer world of Sphinx has begun. But there are those who want to use the natural cycle of the planet for personal gain -and to get rid of the one obstacle that stands in the way of acquiring even greater land and power on Sphinx: the native treecats.
As the alien Lokaron empire teeters on the edge of a fratricidal meltdown, a cabal of ancient enemies hope to use Earth as a proxy to destroy the empire and rule over a new Galactic Dark Age. Now Captain Andrew Roark, the son of heroes of the rebellion and an officer trained in Lokaran space warfare tactics, joins with a highly capable Lokar who opposes the empire but wishes to see it transformed rather than destroyed. Together they must uncover a conspiracy to control Earth, and then obtain the secret key to defeating it.
Jack is ready to make a move on Rasalom, forming an uneasy alliance with Drexler, Rasalom's former go-to guy. Meanwhile Dawn Pickering has traced her supposedly dead baby to a remote Long Island coastal town. Jack knows he's got just one shot at taking out Rasalom -- but he must also safely retrieve Dawn's child and minimize collateral damage. So, he comes up with a foolproof plan. But fools are always with us.
As the Middle Kingdom ponders the destruction of the Middle East and General Jiang Lei is charged with the orchestration of the last great war against the West, Jake Reed tries to adapt himself to the new ways as he serves the bureacracy of new China. And revolution is brewing in the 23rd century as the Seven Rulers lose their grip on the citizens of the world.
In two volumes, boxed: THE SPACE MERCHANTS, MORE THAN HUMAN, THE LONG TOMORROW, THE SHRINKING MAN, DOUBLE STAR, THE STARS MY DESTINATION, A CASE OF CONSCIENCE, WHO? and THE BIG TIME.
After the collapse of the world economy, a young boy grows up in what used to be Texas as a tough duellist for hire, the future equivalent of a hired gun. But even after the collapse, there is space travel, and he leaves Earth to have adventures in the really wide open spaces. While humanity, and Artificial Intelligence grow and change, he is catapulted into the more distant future and becomes a kind of superman.
Now that she has her darling back, Benehime is setting in motion a plan that could destroy everything she was created to protect, and even Eli Monpress's charm might not be enough to stop her. But Eli Monpress always has a plan, and with disaster rapidly approaching, he's pulling in every favour he can think of to make it work, including the grudging help of the Spirit Court's new Rector, Miranda Lyonette. But with the world in panic, the demon stirring, and the Lord of Storms back on the hunt, it's going to take more than luck and charm to pull Eli through this time.
They burned her home. They stole her brother and sister. Shy South sets off in pursuit with only a pair of oxen and her cowardly old step father Lamb for company. But it turns out Lamb's buried a bloody past of his own. And out in the lawless Far Country the past never stays buried. Their journey will take them across the barren plains to a frontier town gripped by gold fever, through feud, duel and massacre, high into the unmapped mountains to a reckoning with the Ghosts. Even worse, it will force them into alliance with Nicomo Cosca, infamous soldier of fortune, and his feckless lawyer Temple, two men no one should ever have to trust.
The leaders of the Eubian empire and Skolian Imperialate are forging a peace treaty. But assassins are poised on both sides, looking for the opportunity to eliminate those leaders for the "crime" of striving to end the half a millennium of hatred. And an explosive pop anthem, "Carnelians Finale" now sweeps across three civilizations, its message inflaming passions. Violence escalates, bringing forth the two militaries.
A civil war raging in the Des Moines River valley forces Ryan and his companions to take sides, or die. Because somewhere in the middle of the generations-old conflict is a lost redoubt. But Snake Eye, the deadliest gunslinger in Deathlands, stands between them and the way out. And the mutie contract killer won't step aside until he has Ryan's head. In Deathlands, there's nothing but rock and a hard place.
They're tiny stones that wield shattering power, remnants of the war between the godlike aliens Ullikummis and Enlil, and they lie scattered throughout the Gulf of Mexico. Kane and Grant are dispatched to track a notorious pirate who may have an entire collection in his possession. But in the Bay of Campeche, they realize something much bigger is happening. Something unthinkable: the genesis of a new age. And that means only one thing for mankind. Annihilation.
Ten thousand years ago, a vast and fertile plain exists linking the British Isles to Europe. Home to a tribe of simple hunter-gatherers, Northland teems with nature's bounty, but is also subject to its whims. Fourteen-year-old Ana calls Northland home, but her world is changing. The air is warming, the ice is melting, and the seas are rising. Then Ana meets a traveler from a far-distant city called Jericho-a city that is protected by a wall. And she starts to imagine the impossible...
What would have been the bed of the North Sea is now Northland, a society of prosperous, literate and self-sufficient people. They live off the bounty of the land, an area created by the building of the Wall. It began as a simple dam, thousands of years ago. Now, inhabited from end to end, the Wall is a linear city stretching for hundreds of miles, and a wonder of the world. For millennia it has kept the growing empires of the Bronze Age at bay. But now men - and women - filled with greed and ambition have turned their eyes toward the fertile West.
Short fiction from Elizabeth Bear. Includes her Hugo- and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award-winning "Tideline" and Hugo-winning novelette, "Shoggoths in Bloom," as well as an original, never-published story.
Released from a mental institution, Angela Mathers hopes her new university, West Wood Academy, will give her the chance at a normal life. But a secret coven plots within West Wood, and demons and angels alike walk the streets of Luz, searching for the key to open Raziel's book - a secret tome from a lost archangel. Torn between mortal love and angelic obsession, Angela holds the key to both Heaven and Hell, and both will stop at nothing to possess her.
In this book, you'll find stories by legendary cyberpunk authors like Bruce Sterling and William Gibson, as well as stories by new cyberpunk voices like Cory Doctorow and Jonathan Lethem. You'll find stories about society gone wrong and society saved, about soulless humans and soulful machines, about futures worth fighting for and futures that do nothing but kill. Welcome to your cyberpunk world.
A fully annotated collector's edition of the novel that started the Shannara series, featuring never-before-shared insights into the classic tale, an all-new introduction by the New York Times bestselling author, and replicas of the original sketches for some of the long-lost, black-and-white paintings by the Brothers Hildebrandt that decorated the original edition, and a replica of the original Hildebrandt central color plate on the back of the jacket.
An old friend in Barrayaran intelligence asks Captain Ivan Vorpatril to protect an attractive young woman who may be on the hit list of a criminal syndicate. Tej Arqua and her half-sister and servant Rish are fleeing the violent overthrow of their clan on free-for-all planet Jackson's Whole. Now it seems Tej may possess a hidden secret which could corrupt the heart of a highly regarded Barayarran family and provide the final advantage for the thugs who seek to overthrow Tej's homeworld. But none of Tej's formidable adversaries have counted on Ivan Vorpatril.
1421. A deluge of biblical proportions forever alters the geography of the Low Countries. Into this flooded realm sail three conspirators: a deranged thug at the edge of madness, a ruthless conman on the cusp of fortune, and a half-feral girl balanced between them. If they work together they may find reward beyond reckoning, but such promise is no guarantee against betrayals born of greed, rage, and lust. In a topsy-turvey world where peasants feast while noblemen starve, these three uneasy confederates will learn that theft, fraud, and even murder are simply part of politics as usual in the island-city of Dordrecht, and even if their scheme succeeds they may not live long enough to enjoy it.
Rigg, Umbo, and Param know that they cannot trust the expendable, Vadesh--a machine shaped like a human, created to deceive--but they are no longer certain that they can even trust one another. But they will have little choice. Because although Rigg can decipher the paths of the past, he can't yet see the horror that lies ahead: A destructive force with deadly intentions is hurtling toward Garden.
The gods and demons of ancient China are alive and kicking . . . Emma Donahoe teeters on the edge of becoming fully demon, and must make a journey to the Kunlun Mountains in the West, home of the reclusive ancient goddess Nu Wa, in an attempt to regain her humanity. Traveling with Emma is Xuan Wu's daughter, Simone, who is struggling with her growing power and trying to defend herself from the demons who want to destroy her. And Michael is trying to come to terms with the shock of finding out he might be half demon . . . and a danger to them all.
These are the tales of John Grimes' action-packed merchantman and courier years. After moving on from the Terran Navy, Grimes tries his hand at leading a private life, and finds he likes being his own man. The only problem is, his ship "The Far Traveller" has a (very stubborn and very feminine) mind of its own - and a penchant for getting Grimes into trouble. Includes: THE FAR TRAVELLER, STAR COURIER, TO KEEP THE SHIP, MATILDA'S STEPCHILDREN, STAR LOOT, THE ANARCH LORDS, THE LAST AMAZON and THE WILD ONES.
Darien is no longer an outpost of humanity, but the prize in an intergalactic struggle. Hegemony forces control the planet, while Earth merely observes, rendered impotent by galactic politics. Yet Earth's ambassador to Darien will become a player in a greater conflict. An ancient temple hides access to a hyperspace prison, housing the greatest threat sentient life has never known. Millenia ago malignant forces were caged there following an apocalyptic struggle, and their servants work on their release. Now a new war is coming.
Cora and her husband hunt things - things that shouldn't exist. When the marshal of Leadville, Colorado, comes across a pair of mysterious deaths, he turns to Cora to find the creature responsible, but if Cora is to overcome the unnatural tide threatening to consume the small town, she must first confront her own tragic past as well as her present.
Only days after Normandy, Hitler is taken out of the equation and Heinrich Himmler, brutal head of the SS, assumes control of the Reich. The Allies are unsure how to react. With the specter of a German super-weapon moving closer to completion and the German generals finally allowed to fight the kind of war at which they are masters, the Allies are pushed toward a course of accommodation or even defeat. Can their leaders put into place a new plan in time to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat by the German war machine?
Ruby Martin expects to spend her days repairing robots while avoiding the dangerous peacekeeping forces that roam the corridors of the generation ship the Creative Fire. The social structure of the ship is rigidly divided, with Ruby and her friends on the bottom. Then a ship-wide accident gives Ruby a chance to fight for the freedom she craves.
An alternate 1895. A world where Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace perfected the Difference Engine. Where steam and Tesla-powered computers are everywhere. Where automatons powered by human souls venture out into the sprawling London streets. Where the Ministry, a secretive government agency, seeks to control everything in the name of the Queen.
Twelve sf Christmas stories, from such authors as Larry Correia, Mark L. Van Name, Catherine Asaro, and George O. Smith.
Jay Li should be in Chicago, finishing high school and working at his family's restaurant. Instead, as a born member of the Yellow Dragon Clan - part human, part dragon, like his grandmother - he is on a quest even he does not understand. His journey takes him to Santo del Vado Viejo in the Arizona desert, a town overrun by gangs, haunted by members of other animal clans, perfumed by delicious food, and set to the beat of Malo Maro, a barrio rock band whose female lead guitarist captures Jay's heart. He must face a series of dangerous, otherworldly, and human challenges, to become the man - and dragon - he is meant to be.
After happening upon a journal through strange circumstances, Rom's world is shattered. He learns that humanity long ago ceased to "live," that it exists today in a living death of emotions. In a terrible risk, Rom exposes himself to the vial of blood folded into the old leather of the journal. His change is fearful and fraught with mind-bending emotion. A once-pious observer of the Order's passionless statues, he is filled with uncontrollable impulses. He is filled with love. He is undone, terrified, and alone in the desolate world.
12th century England. Young noblewoman Maeb has no inheritance and so must serve as lady-in-waiting to the house of Pengraic. She may be the only one who can stop a devastating plague.
Psychologist Elizabeth Cole prepared for the worst when she accepted a job on a newly discovered world - a world where every colonist is tethered to an alien who manifests in the form of a dead loved one. But she never expected she'd struggle with the requirement to shun these "ghosts." She never expected to be so attracted to the charming Irishman assigned as her supervisor. And she certainly never expected to discover she died in a transport crash en route to the planet.
The morning that the world ends, Katie is getting ready for court and housewife Jenni is taking care of her family. Less than two hours later, they are running from a zombie horde. Thrown together by circumstance, Jenni and Katie mow down zombies as they rescue Jenni's stepson, Jason, from an infected campground. They find sanctuary in a tiny, roughly fortified Texas town. Jenni and Katie find they are both attracted to Travis, leader of the survivors. The refugees struggle to survive and maintain civilization even as they find themselves killing people they know, who have returned in zombie form.
Menolly, one of the three supernaturally sexy sisters - who are also half-human half-Fae ex-operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency - has found trouble brewing both at home and in the Otherworld. Trapped between two mortal enemies in a battle spanning two worlds, she can only hope she and her sisters aren't too late to stop all-out annihilation.
Saint Melissa was canonized not for her performance of healing miracles and martyrdom, but despite (or because of) her Miracles of Destruction - rough-and-tumble hijinks and dabbles in the supernatural. Instead of the skills proper young ladies studied, Saint Melissa was adept at the bringing on of migraines, the refinement of lust, and the involutions of penmanship and calligrams. And as Gorey wrote, "letters she wrote are still to be delivered, traps she set are still to be sprung, pronouncements she devised are still to be promulgated, objects she hid are still to be found.
What do we really know about the Three Kings of the Nativity, besides the fact that they followed a star to Bethlehem bearing strange gifts? The so-called "Three Wise Men" are infamous thieves, led by the dark, murderous Balthazar. After a daring escape from Herod's prison, they stumble upon the famous manger and its newborn king. The last thing Balthazar needs is to be slowed down by young Joseph, Mary and their infant. But when Herod's men begin to slaughter the first born in Judea, he has no choice but to help them escape to Egypt.
A collection of her stories.
As the clockwork plague consumes Gavin Ennock's body and mind, it drives him increasingly mad and fractures his relationship with fiancee Alice, Lady Michaels. Their only hope is that the Dragon Men of China can cure him. But a power struggle will draw Gavin and Alice down a treacherous path - and one wrong step will seal their fate.
As an Agent of Death, Madeline Black deals with loss every day. But when tragedy touches her own life Maddy will have to find the strength within to carry on. Devastated and grieving she unexpectedly finds hope with the discovery that she is pregnant. Her joy is short-lived when Lucifer informs her that he wants the baby, hoping to draw upon the combined power of two of his bloodlines. Though Maddy is determined to keep her child from her grandfather, she's not sure what she can do to stop him.
First it's her mother's missing gold brooch. Then, a blue and white dish she hasn't seen in years. Followed by an entire grove of cashew trees. When objects begin appearing out of nowhere, Calamity knows that the special gift she has not felt since childhood has returned-her ability to find lost things. Then she finds something unexpected: a four-year-old boy washes up on the shore, his dreadlocked hair matted with shells. Calamity decides to take the orphaned child into her care, which brings unexpected upheaval into her life and further strains her relationship with her adult daughter.
The Empire has declared war on the small, were-ruled kingdom of Aydori, capturing five women of the Mage-Pack, including the wife of the were Pack-leader. With the Pack off defending the border, it falls to Mirian Maylin and Tomas Hagen--she a low-level mage, he younger brother to the Pack-leader--to save them. Together the two set out on the kidnappers' trail, racing into the heart of enemy territory. But with every step the odds against their survival, let alone their success, grow steeper.
Alysha Gale's cousin Charlotte is a Wild Power, who allies herself with a family of Selkies in a fight against offshore oil drilling. The oil company has hired another of the Gale family's Wild Powers, the fearsome Auntie Catherine, to steal the Selkies' sealskins. To defeat her, Charlotte will have to learn what born to be Wild really means in the Gale family...
Bernal Haydon-Rumi, executive assistant to a funder of eccentric projects, drops by his boss's house on the way home from a business trip. By the next morning, he's been knocked out, his wealthy socialite boss Muriel has stolen a car and vanished, and the AI designed for planetary exploration that she's been funding turns out to be odder than it should be.
Built on top of the gates of Hell, Grimm City is the Devil's capital on earth. A place where every coffee shop, nightclub and shopping mall is the potential hunting ground for a ghost, a demon, or any of the other supernatural entities that inhabit the Grimm City world. Death's seventeen-year-old apprentice, Nathaniel, comes into his own as he leads an uprising against the Devil with the help of a half-dead wraith and a giant hit-man. What results is a bloody, brutal revolt that calls upon the loyalties of both the living and the dead.
This new anthology represents the most outstanding new short stories and novellas by both contemporary masters of horror and exciting newcomers. The award-winning series offers a chilling overview of this year in horror.
Earth, AD 2519. Less than a year has passed since the clone military of the Enlisted Man's Empire toppled the government of the Unified Authority. Now the clones rule Earth, but a new enemy has emerged - and set off civil war to destroy every clone alive.
In his early days as a gunslinger, in the guilt ridden year following his mother's death, Roland is sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape shifter, a "skin-man" preying upon the population around Debaria. Roland takes charge of Bill Streeter, the brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast's most recent slaughter. Only a teenager himself, Roland calms the boy and prepares him for the following day's trials by reciting a story from the "Magic Tales of the Eld" that his mother often read to him at bedtime.
Among the Norsemen in the dragon-faced ships of Sigurd the Lucky is Raven, a young man of uncertain parentage who is able - from the depths of his blood-spotted eye - to glimpse the future. Robbed of the woman he loves, Raven is destined to play a cunning role in the boldest of attacks. For the Vikings are on their way to glimmering Constantinople to put a deposed emperor back on his rightful throne - and claim the most magnificent prize of all.
The Elven Queen Vielissiar Faricarnon was the first to face the Endarkened in battle and the first to bond with a dragon. She worked some of the greatest magics her world has ever known, and paid the greatest price.
A two-volume collection of Ursula K. Le Guin's best short stories - as selected by the author herself, and with new introductions by the author. WHERE ON EARTH explores Le Guin's earthbound stories which range around the world from small town Oregon to middle Europe in the middle of revolution to summer camp.
OUTER SPACE, INNER LANDS includes many of the best known Ursula K. Le Guin nonrealistic stories (such as "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas," "Semley's Necklace," and "She Unnames Them") which have shaped the way many readers see the world.
The final reckoning has come. The future of the Land will be decided now, written in the blood of men. The fanatical rulers of Vanach hide a secret and terrible weapon. But without it Narkang will be obliterated and Ruhen's millenia-old plans will come to fruition.
Desdaemona has done a thing so so terrible that she has to run away from the consequences. Again. Where better to look for shelter than with the boy she was running from before? But trouble follows. And if it's not Jacey's parents who sent the deadly crow-men, the Twa Corbies, in pursuit of her, then who is it? Deep under London, among the lost and rejected of two worlds, answers begin to emerge from Desi's hidden past. Answers that send her north in a flight that turns to a hunt, with strange companions and stranger prey.
Maeve, daughter of Lord Sean of Sevenwaters, returns after a decade away to turmoil. The fey prince Mac Dara has become desperate to see his only son, married to Maeve's sister, return to the Otherworld. To force Lord Sean's hand, Mac Dara has caused a party of innocent travelers on the Sevenwaters border to vanish - only to allow their murdered bodies to be found, one by one. When Maeve finds the body of one of the missing men in a remote part of the woods, she and her brother Finbar embark on a journey that may bring about the end of Mac Dara's reign, or lead to a hideous death.
This set of maps, featuring original artwork from illustrator and cartographer Jonathan Roberts, transforms Martin's epic saga into a world as fully realized as the one around us.
Jerry Culpepper, hired as NASA's public affairs director, discovered a client he could believe in. Proud of the agency's history and sure of its destiny, he was thrilled to be a part of its future - a bright era of far-reaching space exploration. Now, a half century after the first moon landing, Jerry is trying to drum up interest in the legacy of the agency. Then a fifty-year-old secret about the Apollo XI mission is revealed, and he finds himself embroiled in the biggest controversy of the twenty-first century, one that will test his ability - and his willingness - to spin the truth about a conspiracy of reality-altering proportions.
First, Georgina Kincaid, a shape-shifting succubus who gets her energy from seducing men, can't have sex with her gorgeous bestselling author boyfriend Seth Mortensen-in case she inadvertently kills him. Second, Georgina's under demonic orders to mentor the new (and surprisingly inept) succubus on the block. Third, someone's manipulating her dreams, draining her energy and supplying eerie visions of her future. Georgina seeks answers from Dante, a dream interpreter with ties to the underworld, but his flirtatious charm only leaves her more confused-especially as the situation with Seth reaches a crisis point.
EMPRESS, THE RIVEN KINGDOM and THE HAMMER OF GOD in one volume.
Sadie Asquith has been fascinated by the dark past of Essex's witch hunts for as long as she can remember and, as she researches a book on the subject, she hears noises at night, a sobbing sound that follows her, and black moths appear from nowhere. And something else in the modern world is after her too: Sadie is sure she's being followed, her flat is burgled and she finds clues that reveal her own past isn't all that she believed.
Zed is an agent from the future. A time when the world's problems have been solved. No hunger. No war. No despair. His mission is to keep it that way. Even if it means ensuring every cataclysm throughout history runs its course-especially The Great Conflagration, an imminent disaster in our own time that Zed has been ordered to protect at all costs. But what will happen when Zed's present begins to take precedence over a perfect future? One that may have more cracks than he realizes?
After nearly dying at the hands of the Aurelian, Chrysabelle finds a new determination to move beyond life as a comarre. That is until the Kubai Mata bring a new task to her doorstep - rescue the child Tatiana has kidnapped, or Mai becomes enemy number one.
Now the Rho Project's alien nano-serum is loosed upon the world, disguised as a miracle cure. And anyone still alive to challenge the Project won't be for long. An assassin known only as El Chupacabra is systematically eliminating any and all opposition. At the top of the hit list is NSA fixer Jack Gregory, along with Heather McFarland and Mark and Jennifer Smythe, the three teenagers who first exposed the Rho Project's evil agenda.
Smart and savvy Beka Cooper is making a name for herself on the mean streets of Tortall.
The walled-off wasteland of Seattle is every bit as bad as Rector had heard, chock-full of the hungry undead and utterly choked by the poisonous, inescapable yellow gas. And then there's whatever it was that attacked him, known to the locals as simply "The Inexplicables." In the process of tracking down these creatures, Rector comes across another incursion through the wall - just as bizarre but entirely attributable to human greed. It seems some outsiders have decided there's gold to be found in the city and they're willing to do whatever it takes to get a piece of the pie unless Rector and his posse have anything to do with it.
In this multi-layered tale of a murder, the Dream Archipelago is a vast network of islands. The names of the islands are different depending on who you talk to, their very locations seem to twist and shift. Some islands have been sculpted into vast musical instruments, others are home to lethal creatures, others the playground for high society. Hot winds blow across the archipelago and a war fought between two distant continents is played out across its waters.
Lord Brentford wishes to create a Grand Exposition that will showcase The Wonders of the Worlds and encourage peace between the inhabited planets of Venus, Jupiter and Earth. Ernest Rutherford wants to construct a time ship, powered by the large hadron collider he has built beneath the streets of London. Detective Cameron Bell wants to solve the crime of the century before it takes place. Darwin, the monkey butler, wants to end Man's inhumanity to Monkey. Lavinia Dharkstorrm would like to erase Man and Monkey alike from the face of the Earth and to hasten in the End of Days. Then there is the crime-fighting superlady, all those chickens from the past and the unwelcome arrival of The Antichrist.
Esther Diamond is working as an elf in Fenster & Co., a Manhattan department store during the Christmas season. Meanwhile, the store's trucks are getting hijacked. The police suspect the Gambello crime family, but Esther's friend Dr. Zadok believes there's more going on at Fenster's than frustrated shoppers - like someone trying to stage the rebirth of an ancient demon.
Violet Adams wants to attend Illyria College, a widely renowned male only school for the most brilliant up-and-coming scientific minds. Violet sees her opportunity when her father departs for America. She disguises herself as her twin brother, Ashton, and gains entry. But keeping the secret of her sex won't be easy, not with her friend Jack's constant habit of pulling pranks, and especially not when a duke's young ward, Cecily, starts to develop feelings for Violet's alter ego, "Ashton." Not to mention blackmail, mysterious killer automata, and the way Violet's pulse quickens whenever the young duke, Ernest, speaks to her.
Waxillium Ladrian, a rare Twinborn, can Push on metals with his Allomancy and use Feruchemy to become lighter or heavier at will. But after twenty years in the Roughs, Wax has been forced by family tragedy to return from the frontier to the metropolis of Elendel. Now he must reluctantly put away his guns and assume the duties and dignity incumbent upon the head of a noble house. Or so he thinks, until he learns the hard way that the mansions and elegant tree-lined streets of the city can be even more dangerous than the dusty plains of the Roughs.
Here are delightful brand-new stories featuring familiar faces from their enormously popular Argeneau family and Night Huntress series.
Having used unorthodox methods to save a world, Lieutenant Commander Kris Longknife is wanted for crimes against humanity across the galaxy. Now, she's on the run, hunted by both military and civilian authorities - and since the civilian authorities happen to be her immediate family, Kris soon finds herself homeless, broke, and on trial for her life on an alien world.
For her entire life, Melanie has hidden the fact that her half-sister Ann is a shape-shifter. Then freelance writer Brody Westerbrook shows up. He intends to include Ann in a book he's writing about the existence of shape-shifters. While Melanie is immediately drawn to the stranger on her doorstep, she denies his claims, knowing that trusting him isn't an option. But when Ann finally appears looking thin and sick, Melanie realizes exposure is the least of their worries.
Kyr, a highborn young woman whose life is shattered by the murder of her kin, must venture across Zarathan, a world on the brink of a long foretold Chaos War. Her companions include valiant swordsman Tobimar Silverun, Prince of Skysand, exiled on the turn of a card and a prophecy, who is now seeking his people's lost homeland; and Poplock Duckweed, an unlikely hero whose diminutive size is as much a weapon as it is a weakness. Kyri's quest is as simple as it is profound - find a legendary, ancient weapon smith, take up the sword and armor of a new order of warrior-defenders, and bring the power of justice and vengeance to the evil and corruption that has darkened her native land.
Jamey Barlowe has been crippled since childhood, the result of being born on the Moon. He lives his life in a wheelchair, only truly free when he is in the water. But then Jamey's father sends him, along with five other kids, back to the Moon to escape a political coup d'etat that has occurred overnight in the United States. Moreover, one of the other five refugees is more than she appears.
Being human is a disadvantage in post-apocalyptic America... Now that the Feeding Plague has swept through human and zombie societies, it seems like everyone is an "ex" these days. Ex-human. Ex- zombie. Except for Amy, that is. She's the only human survivor from her town-a frail. And if the feral dogs, the flesh-eating exes, and the elements don't get her, she just may discover how this all began. Because in this America, life is what you make it...
McKenzie Lewis can track the fae between our world and the Realm. It's a gift for which she has been called insane, one for which she has risked family and friends - and one that has now plunged her into a brutal civil war that could cost the lives of everyone she's tried so hard to protect.
Southmarch Castle is about to be caught between two implacable enemies, the ancient, immortal Qar and the insane god-king, the Autarch of Xis. Meanwhile, its two young defenders, Princess Briony and Prince Barrick, are both trapped far away from home and fighting for their lives. And now, something is awakening underneath Southmarch Castle, something powerful and terrible that the world has not seen for thousands of years. Can Barrick and Briony, along with a tiny handful of allies, ordinary and extraordinary, find a way to save their world and prevent the rise of a terrible new age-an age of unending darkness?
AN AUTUMN WAR and THE PRICE OF SPRING in one omnibus edition.
After surviving a brutal vampire attack, Nurse Edie Spence is ready to get back to work - attending to supernatural creatures in need of medical help. But her nursing skills are put to the test when she witnesses a hit-and-run on her lunch break. The injured pedestrian is not only a werewolf, he's the pack leader. And now Edie's stuck in the middle of an all-out were-war.
A swordsman without peer, Richard Mar is on a clandestine quest to wipe out slavers trafficking humans in the Weird. So when his presence leads his very dangerous enemies to blueblood Charlotte de Ney, she vows to help Richard destroy them. The slaver's operation, however, goes deeper than Richard know, and even working together, Charlotte and Richard may not survive.
Jace's return to Kansas is an instant reminder that there really is no place like home. The tavern is still brimming with losers, practical jokers, and motorcycle chicks. Even the town's only Goth is still wearing eyeliner. But just as Jace is about to click her heels and hightail it out of there, she's roped into a brand-new case. Somebody is possessed. And the bodies are piling up.
Raven, a young horse-breeder friend of the Dragonloard Linden Rathan, is ensnared by Leet and, under the bard's spell, is one of the bard's unwitting catspaws. When accused of a heinous crime, Raven turns to Linden. And while Dragonlords normally do not meddle in human affairs, Linden comes to Raven's aid, loath to abandon him in his time of desperate need. But Raven, and others vicimized by Leet, are at the mercy of human justice. Can even a Dragonlord save them from a dire fate before it is too late?
University astronomer Dr. Jake Ross has been recruited to be the science advisor to an ambitious politician with his eye on the U.S. Senate. The key is MHD, or magnetohydrodynamics, a new innovation that will allow electricity to be generated efficiently and cheaply. But MHD is still in its infancy, and there are great - and deadly - risks. Moreover, the incumbent senator will not give up his seat without a fight. Nothing has prepared Dr. Ross for the extreme tactics that desperate and powerful people are willing to use.
Omnibus edition of the first six TARZAN novels.
Harry Dresden is now Winter Knight to Mab, the Queen of Air and Darkness. After Harry had no choice but to swear his fealty, Mab wasn't about to let something as petty as death steal away the prize she had sought for so long. And now, her word is his command, no matter what she wants him to do, no matter where she wants him to go, and no matter who she wants him to kill. Mab wants her newest minion to pull off the impossible: kill an immortal. No problem there, right? And to make matters worse, there exists a growing threat to an unfathomable source of magic that could land Harry in the sort of trouble that will make death look like a holiday.
If standing and fighting is hard, leading a company of men - or worse, a company of mercenaries - against the smart, deadly creatures of the Wild is even harder. It takes all the advantages of birth, training, and the luck of the devil to do it. The Red Knight has all three, he has youth on his side, and he's determined to turn a profit. So when he hires his company out to protect an Abbess and her nunnery, it's just another job. The abbey is rich, the nuns are pretty and the monster preying on them is nothing he can't deal with. Only it's not just a job. It's going to be a war.
Broken is a prosperous fortress city where order reigns at the point of a sword - even as scheming factions secretly vie for control of the surrounding kingdom. Meanwhile, outside the city's granite walls, an industrious tribe of exiles known as the Bane forages for sustenance in the wilds of Davon Wood. Keera, a gifted female tracker of the Bane tribe, embarks on a perilous journey to save her people, enlisting the aid of the notorious and brilliant philosopher Caliphestros. Together, they hope to exact a ruinous revenge on Broken, ushering in a day of reckoning when the mighty walls will be breached forever in a triumph of science over superstition.
The demons that could control stones and elementals have been defeated, but the most powerful of Simon Wong's associates still remains to create almost undetectable copies of humans and Shen. This demon allies with Kitty Kwok to prepare a torturous trap for Emma and Simone, from which they may never return. Wudang Mountain is enveloped by dark foreboding as Xuan Wu begins to reappear - sometimes human, sometimes turtle, but always without memory. Emma and Simone are in a race against time as they try to rescue Xuan Wu - before the demons capture him.
Battle-ready factions converge above Darien. Meanwhile hostile AIs are close to unleashing the twisted machine intelligences caged beneath the planet. Fighting to contain them are the planet's hidden guardians, who are determined to protect sentient species.
It is the summer of 1942 and the Pacific belongs to the Japanese. Alaska is invaded. Hawaii is under blockade. The Panama Canal is nearly plugged. Worst of all, the West Coast of America is ripe for destruction as bombers of the Empire of the Sun bombard West Coast American cities at will. Despite these disasters, the U.S. begins to fight back. Limited counterattacks are made and a grand plan is put forth to lure the Japanese into an ambush that could restore the balance in the Pacific and give the forces of freedom a fighting chance once more.
Reeling from her brother's death, American spy Claire Brooks vows revenge on Stanton Howard, the member of the Company she believes responsible. Pursuing him to London she is captured by the Wardens of the Realm and placed in the custody of the dashing Alistair Payne. She persuades Alistair that she has defected and will help him take down the Company.
Being a skeptic is somehow making Sloan Skye one of the best profilers in the FBI's new Paranormal Behavioral Analysis Unit. Unfortunately, all the incredible things she's seen can't prepare Sloan for the ultimate horror show - returning to her old high school. Someone - or some thing - is draining blood out of local teenage girls while they sleep. And the only way Sloan can solve the case is to push past her training and surrender to powers beyond her formidable logic to root out one very elusive killer.
Earth has fallen. And the men, women, and cyborgs of the Confederacy must dig deep within their warrior hearts to make one final stand against an alien aggressor... On a rim world, Captain Antonio Santana is reunited with diplomat Christine Vanderveen to protect the severely wounded Ramanthian Queen, who has fled there to avoid assassination. And they'll risk everything to save the Confederacy, billions of lives-and their future together.
Imperial Princess Ophelia and her cadre of synth assassins murder her brother the emperor, and go on to purge the galaxy of his friends and supporters. The Carlettos are known to be staunch supporters of the Emperor and Carletto Industries has been in the forefront of his pet project - developing cybernetic technology for use by the masses. Now Lady Catherine Carletto (called Cat), one of the last surviving Carlettos, is on the run. Welcome to the Legion. Cat Carletto vanishes, and in her place stands Legion recruit Andromeda McKee. A woman with a mission - to bring down Empress Ophelia - or die trying.
A collection of urban fantasy stories that includes Charlaine Harris, Patricia Briggs, Diana Gabaldon, and thirteen others.
After Egert kills an innocent student in a duel, a mysterious man known as "The Wanderer" bests Egert in a duel and slashes his face with his sword, leaving Egert with a scar that comes to symbolize his cowardice. Unable to end his suffering by his own hand, Egert embarks on an odyssey to undo the curse and the horrible damage he has caused, which can only be repaired by a painful journey down a long and harrowing path. Toria, the fiance of the slain student, could be the only chance Egert has for redemption - but darker forces are at work and time grows short.
The Presidential Campaign Trail, 2012: A political operative and a volunteer are brutally murdered while caught in a compromising position. Written in their blood on the wall of the crime scene: IT'S GOOD TO BE BACK. And with that, a centuries-old horror known only as the Boogeyman returns to taunt Nathaniel Cade, the President's Vampire.
The newest in the anthology of the fun stuff that fills in the pieces of the Ring of Fire political, social and cultural puzzle. The supporting characters we meet in the novels get their own lives, loves and life-changing stories.
It's a big Spiral Arm, and the scarred man, Donavan buigh, has gone missing in it, upsetting the harper Mearana's plans for a reconciliation between her parents. Bridget ban, a Hound of the League, doubts that reconciliation is possible or desirable; but nonetheless has dispatched agents to investigate the disappearance. The powerful Ravn Olafsdottr, a Shadow of the Names, slips into Clanthompson Hall to tell mother and daughter of the fate of Donovan buigh.
As soon as music student Sarah Weston arrives for her summer job, cataloguing Beethoven's manuscripts in Prague Castle, strange things begin to happen. She learns that her mentor may not have committed suicide after all -- and as she parses his cryptic notes she manages to get arrested, to have tantric sex in a public fountain, and to discover a time-warping drug. She also catches the attention of a 400 year old dwarf, the handsome Prince Max, and a powerful US senator.
Agatha and Krosp, Emperor of All Cats, fall in with a traveling troupe of performers dedicated to staging dramatizations of the exploits of Bill and Barry Heterodyne and their allies. Pursued by the ruthless Baron Klaus Wulfenbach, his handsome son Gil, and their minions (not to mention Othar Tryggvassen, Gentleman Adventurer), Agatha hides in plain sight among the circus folk, servicing their clanks and proving herself adept in performing the role of Lucrezia Mongfish, nemesis to-and later wife of-Bill Heterodyne. She also begins training under Zeetha, swordmistress and princess of the lost city of Skifander.
Ingrid and Whispr are hunted fugitives bound together by a thread: a data-storage thread made of a material that cannot exist, yet somehow does. Their quest to learn its secrets - and, in Whispr's case, sell them to the highest bidder - has brought them to South Africa's treacherous Namib desert. Beyond its dangers waits a heavily guarded research facility that promises answers, if they can survive long enough to get there. But that won't be easy, not with the assassin Napun Mole on their trail.
This is the story Harry Ransom, inventor of the Ransom Process, a stroke of genius that changed the world. Or you may have read about how he lost the battle of Jasper City, or won it, depending on where you stand in matters of politics. If you're reading this in the future, Ransom City must be a great and glittering metropolis by now, with a big bronze statue of Harry Ransom in a park somewhere. Well, here is its story, full of adventure and intrigue. And it all starts with the day that old Harry Ransom crossed paths with Liv Alverhyusen and John Creedmoor, two fugitives running from the Line, amidst a war with no end.
Henry Cadmus returns to Catalina Island, the scenic vacationland off the Southern California coast where he grew up. Images from his childhood still haunt his dreams: a snarling pig-man holding a cleaver; a jackal-headed woman on a high balcony, dripping blood; strange occult rituals - and worse. If it was up to Henry, he would avoid the island entirely. At his wife Ruby's insistence, Henry, Ruby, and their infant daughter are coming to Avalon, so that Henry can face his fears, exorcise his demons, and reconcile with the one he fears most - his mother.
After twelve years of secret training, Atticus O'Sullivan is finally ready to bind his apprentice, Granuaile, to the earth and double the number of Druids in the world. But on the eve of the ritual, the world that thought he was dead abruptly discovers that he's still alive, and they would much rather he return to the grave. Having no other choice, Atticus, his trusted Irish wolfhound, Oberon, and Granuaile travel to the base of Mount Olympus, where the Roman god Bacchus is anxious to take his sworn revenge.
Aiden Fleischer, a bookish priest, finds himself transported to an alien world. With him is Miss Clarissa Stark, a crippled hunchback of exceptional ability, wronged by an aristocrat and cast out from society.
Jame, one of the last of the Kencyrath line and now a student at Tentir College, saves a young protege from possession by a powerful, evil soul in search of a body, while combating jealous students who see her as a danger to their ambition for power and want her expelled - and blinded and dead, in the bargain! Then, just as graduation approaches, Jame's exemption from the sacred laws of the tribe of her youth expires and she is expected to wed "immediately," plus take on a family.
Athena Hera Sinistra returns to space habitat Eden to start life anew. Not happening. Thena and Kit are placed under arrest for the crime of coming back alive. The only escape from a death sentence: return to Earth and bring back the lost secret to creating the Powertrees, the energy source of both Eden and Earth whose technological secrets have been lost to war. But that mission is secondary to a greater imperative. Above all else, Thena must "not" get caught. If she does, then suicide is to be the only option.
An omnibus of all three KEEPER books: SUMMON THE KEEPER, THE SECOND SUMMONING, and THE LONG HOT SUMMONING.
Eighteen months ago, America was invaded from within-by the self-proclaimed 'Army of Allah'. Now, U.S. veteran Jake Lantz and a ragtag team of survivalists have built a safehold on Pleasure Island. From this home base in the Gulf, they can reclaim our nation's natural gas wells for Phoenix, freedom's last defense against Islamic invaders. But after U.S. President Ohmshidi publicly admits that he is, and has always been, a Muslim, every American is forced to choose sides-or else.
First in a trilogy of books following the exploits of the descendants of the greatest of all Elves: Aenarion. The first book focuses on Tyrion, descendant of Aenarion through his first wife and the greatest warrior of his age, and the plots of N'kari, an immortal Daemon prince who plots his revenge against the lineage of the elven hero who slew him millennia before.
Kitty Katt-Martini and the rest of the American Centaurion Diplomatic Corps are outmanned and outgunned as they race against the clock to find the kidnapped Jeff Martini and Charles Reynolds and keep the peace between Middle Eastern countries - while searching for the bases of super-soldier operations.
Other writers join Lackey in stories loosely based on on classic fairy tales and taking place in a version of Edwardian Britain where magic is real.
Evil has been eradicated. The City has been established. And citizens may only enter after having the 'evil' part of their brain removed. They are labelled on the System according to how 'good' they are. If they show signs of the evil emerging, they are labelled a K . . . But no one knows quite what that means. Only that they disappear, never to be seen again.
A war between human and posthuman civilizations is about to erupt -- and it will determine not only the future of the human species but its past.
For six years former temple assassin Aral Kingslayer has been living as a jack of the shadow trades, picking up odd jobs on the wrong sides of the law. But Aral's past has finally caught up to him in the beautiful, dangerous form of Jax Seldansbane - a fellow Blade and Aral's onetime fiancee. And trouble is right behind her.
Archmage Planir and the wizards of Hadrumal have demonstrated their devastating powers and the corsair threat is no more. The mainland rulers' relief is overshadowed with fear of one day facing such a threat to their own dominion. Will Tormalin's Emperor make an alliance with Solura's wizards who so openly covet Hadrumal's secrets? Will he seek out that other mysterious magic, Artifice, to counter Planir's magecraft? How will the aloof Aetheric adepts of the mountains answer such an appeal?
The MOONSINGER series completed in this omnibus volume: FLIGHT TO YIKTOR and DARE TO GO A-HUNTING.
Emo Weavil and his cousin Wilmer Weavil-Scuttil have been running for governor of the island of Bokromi - for five years. Their magickal mudslinging (literal and otherwise) strategies continue to postpone the election leaving the realm in a state of leaderless chaos. Hired to moderate a fair and balanced race between the candidates, Skeeve and Bunny attempt to clean up the dirty politics, only to become targets of the tabloids and paparazzi, who are more interested in innuendo than the facts.
Matt Lowell and his Mecha team are assigned to a border world that is home to a dark secret that underlies the very foundation of the Universal Union itself, and suddenly Matt doesn't know which side he and his mighty Mecha should be fighting.
A complete collection of his shorter fiction.
A physicist receives a mysterious paper. The ideas in it are far, far ahead of current thinking and quite, quite terrifying. In a city of fast ones, shadow players, and jinni, two sisters contemplate a revolution. And on the edges of reality a thief, helped by a sardonic ship, is trying to break into a Schrodinger box for his patron. In the box is his freedom. Or not. Jean le Flambeur is back. And he's running out of time.
Begins a new trilogy based on Asimov's I, ROBOT. 2035: Susan Calvin is beginning her residency at a Manhattan teaching hospital, where a select group of patients is receiving the latest in diagnostic advancements: tiny nanobots, injected into the spinal fluid, that can unlock and map the human mind. Soon, Susan begins to notice an ominous chain of events surrounding the patients. What no one knows is that the very technology to which they have given life is now under the control of those who seek to spread only death.
Messenger Melina Markowitz delivers the goods for the otherworldly beings in our midst. When a delivery leads to a dead man, Melina's cop boyfriend, Ted Goodnight, starts grilling her about her latest job. But Melina doesn't know who sent the package or what was in it. What she does know -- that Ted doesn't -- is that this isn't the first time this has happened.
It's August 19, 1884. The consumptive Doc Holliday is preparing to await his end in a sanitarium in Leadville, Colorado, when the medicine man Geronimo enlists him on a mission. The time the great chief has predicted has come, the one white man he's willing to treat with has crossed the Mississippi and is heading to Tombstone, a young man named Theodore Roosevelt. The various tribes know that Geronimo is willing to end the spell that has kept the United States from expanding west of the Mississippi.
150 years hence: Geoffrey Akinya wants only to continue his studies into the elephants of the Amboseli basin. But after the death of Eunice, Geoffrey's grandmother, erstwhile space explorer and entrepreneur, something awkward has come to light on the Moon, and Geoffrey is tasked - well, blackmailed, really - to go up there and make sure the family's name stays suitably unblemished.
Geralt was always going to stand out, with his white hair and piercing eyes, his cynicism and lack of respect for authority - but he is far more than just a striking-looking man. He's a witcher; his sorcerous powers, enhanced by elixers and long training, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary murderer; his targets are the vile fiends and demons that ravage the land. But first appearance can often be deceptive; not everything monstrous-looking is a monster - and even the fairest can have a bite!
When 22 year old Londoner Sarah Miller comes to the aid of an old woman getting mugged she ends up entangled in a murderous plot. The Dark Man is collecting the 13 ancient talismans known as the Hallows, and ritualistically killing those who protect them. Sarah's intervention prevents collection of one of the last of the Hallows. Now armed only with a broken sword she must survive long enough to thwart the Dark Man.
Ciara's con-artist parents taught her three keys to survival: keep low, keep quiet, and most of all, keep moving. But managing WVMP, the Lifeblood of Rock 'n' Roll - not to mention becoming a vampire herself - has kept her in one place long enough to fall madly in love, adopt an undead dog - and make more enemies than she can shake a stake at. A psychotic DJ, a wanna-be necromancer, and a posse of vengeful hippies would all love to see Ciara get her day in the sun - literally. In this final chapter of the award-winning WVMP RADIO series, Ciara must decide who to trust, whom to love - and whom to kill.
As the last Healer in the Fifteen Realms, Avry of Kazan must prevent the megalomaniacal King Tohon from winning control of the Realms. She will infiltrate a holy army, evade magic sniffers, teach forest skills to soldiers. And she will need to figure out how to stop Tohon's most horrible creations yet: an army of the walking dead-human and animal alike and nearly impossible to defeat.
Stories of the leap into interplanetary space, from Stephen Baxter, Elizabeth Bear, Pat Cadigan, Gwyneth Jones, Paul McAuley, An Owomoyela, Hannu Rajaniemi, Alastair Reynolds, Bruce Sterling, Peter Watts, John Barnes, and James S.A. Corey.
A supervolcanic eruption in Yellowstone Park sends lava and mud flowing toward populated areas, and clouds of ash drifting across the country. The fallout destroys crops and livestock, clogs machinery, and makes cities uninhabitable. Those who survive find themselves caught in an apocalyptic catastrophe in which humanity has no choice but to rise from the ashes and recreate the world...
Moon has been reunited with his own kind, the Raksura and found a new life as consort to Jade, sister queen of the Indigo Cloud court. But now a rival court has laid claim to him, and Jade may or may not be willing to fight for him. Beset by doubts, Moon must travel in the company of strangers to a distant realm where he will finally face the forgotten secrets of his past, even as an old enemy returns with a vengeance. The Fell, a vicious race of shape-shifting predators, menaces groundlings and Raksura alike.
First of three Repairman Jack prequels. We join Jack a few months after his arrival in New York City. He doesn't own a gun yet, though he's already connected with Abe. Soon he'll meet Julio and the Mikulski brothers. He runs afoul of some Dominicans, winds up at the East Side Marriott the night Meir Kahane is shot, gets on the bad side of some Arabs, starts a hot affair, and disrupts the smuggling of preteen sex slaves.
1855. Only a few rebels remain. Jack Casey, gravely ill, trains the young rebels to use Rajthanan magic. Then word comes that Mahajan has found a mysterious power in Scotland, one that could be the Grail. The Rajthanans send an army north, and Jack and his men go too, disguised as porters for the conquerors. They hope to find a weapon that will free England. But they will find something even more powerful.
Even among the superhuman warriors of the Adeptus Astartes, there are those who turn their backs on their brothers. An all-new collection of short stories from the 41st Millennium.
From the battlefields of Phall and Isstvan, to the haunted shadows of Terra itself - the Horus Heresy rages on across the galaxy in this collection of short stories and novellas.
The definitive reference book on Star Wars print fiction: movie novelizations, original stand alone and series novels, short stories, eBook novellas, young adult titles, and comics. It provides a concise synopsis of each story, including key characters and planets - exclusive behind-the-scenes facts and anecdotes about authors, plot and character development, continuity notes, and significance in the "Star Wars" Expanded Universe.
Revan left Coruscant a Jedi, on a mission to defeat the Mandalorians. He returned a Sith disciple, bent on destroying the Republic. The Jedi Council gave Revan his life back, but took his memories. Now Revan is consumed by a deep, abiding fear -- and the belief that something dark is plotting to destroy the very existence of the Republic.
The Venetan government has agreed to allow three of the Typhon Pact's Tzenkethi Coalition's supply bases for Tzenkethi use. But these bases--if militarized--would put Tzenkethi weapons unacceptably close to Federation, Cardassian, and Ferengi space. While Captain Ezri Dax and the crew of the Aventine are sent to investigate exactly what is happening at one of the Venette bases, Picard and the Enterprise are assigned to a diplomatic mission sent to the Venette homeworld in order to broker a mutually acceptable resolution.
Meet Maimun - an orphan who couldn't imagine how unfortunate it would be to discover a stone that makes him forever lucky. Fleeing a powerful demon named Asbeel, Maimun stows away aboard the ship "Sea Sprite," where he meets Drizzt. Hunted by a demon, haunted by a mysterious spellcaster, and chased by a pirate, Maimun, with Drizzt's help, must unravel the secrets of the Stone of Tymora before his luck runs out!
In this official novelization, Alice fights alongside a resistance movement in the continuing battle against the Umbrella Corporation and the undead.
Three books by Gav Thorpe - MALEKITH, SHADOW KING and CALEDOR, plus two short stories recalls the story of the Sundering of the Elves. Tempted by power Malekith succumbs to the dark power and brings the elves to civil war
After the end of the Human-Covenant War and the defeat of the alien enemy, all has fallen into chaos, and the UNSC must lay claim to the universe. But new dangers threaten a lasting peace, and old foes rise again in what was once the heart of the Covenant empire.
What began as a routine dirty-tricks operation - keeping the Elites busy with their own insurrection - turns into a desperate bid to extract one member of Kilo-Five from the seething heart of an alien civil war. But troubles never come singly for Kilo-Five. Colonial terrorism is once again surfacing on one of the worlds that survived the war against the Covenant, and the man behind it is much more than just a name to Spartan-010. Meanwhile, the treasure trove of Forerunner technology recovered from the shield world of Onyx is being put to work while a kidnapped Elite plots vengeance on the humans he fears will bring his people to the brink of destruction.
The books SWORD OF JUSTICE and SWORD OF VENGEANCE are presented in one volume with a short story to link the two detailing the larger than life heroes of the Old World of Warhammer fantasy.
Inquisitor Gideon Ravenor returns to action to hunt the most dangerous enemy he has ever encountered, a disgraced inquisitor, driven by obsession to bind daemons to his will and consort with heretics. For Ravenor, this is more than just a manhunt, it is personal. This foe was once his greatest ally and most trusted friend, his old mentor, Gregor Eisenhorn.
The Tanith First-and-Only infiltrate an Imperial underwater ship and must wrestle it from Chaos cultists.
In the wake of apparent self-destruction of the Forerunner empire, two humans are captured by the Master Builder. Misplaced during a furious battle in space, they now find themselves on an inverted world where horizons rise into the sky, and where humans of all kinds are trapped in a perilous cycle of horror and neglect. For they have become both research animals and strategic pawns in a cosmic game whose madness knows no end - a game of ancient vengeance between the powers who seeded the galaxy with life, and the Forerunners who expect to inherit their sacred Mantle of duty to all living things.
Since the devastating conclusion of Hitman: Blood Money, Agent 47 has been MIA. When the Agency lures him back with a mission that will require every last ounce of his stealth, strength, and undercover tactics, they grossly underestimate the silent assassin's own agenda. Because this time, Agent 47 isn't just going to bite the hand that feeds him. He's going tear it off and annihilate anyone who stands in his way.
Set during the American Revolution, Connor has sworn to secure liberty for his people and his nation and unleashes his powerful skills on the chaotic, blood-soaked battlefields of the hostile American wilderness. This is the story behind who Connor really is and how he has become a deadly killer.
Joined by hot-headed smuggler Teff'ith, with whom he has an inexplicable bond, and wise Jedi warrior Gnost-Dural, Darth Karrid's former master, Theron Shan must match wits and weapons with Darth Karrid and a battle-tested crew of the most cold-blooded dark side disciples. But time is brutally short. And if they don't seize their one chance to succeed, they will surely have countless opportunities to die.
Thousands of years before the rise of men in the Old World, a tragic misunderstanding divides the elves and the dwarfs, in a war which will mark the end of two great civilizations.
Darth Plagueis has learned to command the ultimate power--over life and death. His chosen apprentice, Darth Sidious, secretly studies the ways of the Sith, while publicly rising to power in the galactic government, first as Senator, then as Chancellor, and eventually as Emperor. Darth Plagueis and Darth Sidious, Master and acolyte, target the galaxy for domination - and the Jedi Order for annihilation. But can they defy the merciless Sith tradition? Or will the desire of one to rule supreme, and the dream of the other to live forever, sow the seeds of their destruction?
A brazen heist: Captain Jean Luc-Picard and the "Enterprise" crew race to find out who has stolen one of the Galaxy's most important technological achievements - and for what sinister purpose. A broken promise: one desperate man risks everything for what he abandoned decades ago - but is he ready to pay the price for redemption? A daring mission: against overwhelming odds, and with time running out, Commander Worf has only one chance to avert a disaster - but how high a price will he pay for victory?
After a brief introduction to Klingon warships and the iconic Bird of Prey, this manual then takes the light "B'rel"-class scout as its main subject, providing specific coverage of propulsion, weapons, armor and defensive systems, bridge and tactical stations, and crew facilities. A size comparison chart, in-depth descriptions of key technologies - including the all-important cloaking device - are described in detail and supported by brand new full-color artwork, line art, photographs, ship specifications, and historic notes.
As Farideh, the young tiefling whose pact with a cambion devil gives her extraordinary power, tries to find a way to rescue her mentor Lorcan from the Abyss, she is drawn into a plot that pits Forgotten Realms secret society the Harpers against a host of enemies.
As Luke and Ben Skywalker pursue the formidable dark-side being Abeloth, the Lost Tribe of the Sith is about to be sundered by an even greater power - which will thrust one Dark Lord into mortal conflict with his own flesh-and-blood. And on Coruscant, a political vacuum has left tensions at the boiling point, with factions racing to claim control of the Galactic Alliance.
The slaying of Thomas and Martha Wayne is the torturous point on which Bruce turns to become Batman. The Dark Knight's file on the case has long been closed, the foundations of Bruce Wayne's secret life secure in the simple genesis of a mugging gone horribly wrong. These foundations are shaken, however, when an unexpected guest invades the grounds of Wayne Manor, raising questions about the event that ended the lives of the mother he loved and the father he worshipped.
First in a trilogy of books following the exploits of the descendants of the greatest of all Elves: Aenarion. The first book focuses on Tyrion, descendant of Aenarion through his first wife and the greatest warrior of his age, and the plots of N'kari, an immortal Daemon prince who plots his revenge against the lineage of the elven hero who slew him millennia before.
Tyrion and Teclis venture into the deadly jungles of Lustria on a desperate hunt for the lost sword of Caledor Dragontamer, the fabled Sunfang. While they search for this ancient artefact, the Witch King Malekith continues his assault on Ulthuan, sending the deadly assassin Urian Poisonblade to kill the Everqueen. And in the Realm of Chaos, the sorceress Morathi makes a pact with another enemy of Tyrion and Teclis - the sinister daemon N'Kari.
The Salamanders Space Marines have long been guided by the wisdom of their lost primarch, laid down in the mysterious Tome of Fire. As a new prophecy unfolds, the Salamanders find themselves tested to the point of destruction - and one of their number will either save them or damn them. This collection of short stories and novellas expands the Tome of Fire trilogy and reveals untold tales of the Salamanders and their foes.
Nagash is the first necromancer and the supreme lord of undeath. He wrested the secrets of dark magic from the elves and perverted them to suit his ends. When the priest-kings of Nehekhara stood united against him, he broke their armies and sacked their cities. He raised the largest army of the dead the world has ever known and became an immortal dark god. His deeds are legend. This is his story.
Picard and the Enterprise crew answer a distress call, only to become targets in a deadly game of deception. To protect a vital diplomatic mission, they must find a way to identify the spies hiding in their midst, before it's too late. But Worf soon realizes the crew's every move has been predicted. Someone is using them as pawns.
Collected for the first time in a single kitbag volume, the Imperial Infantryman's Uplifting Primer and the Imperial Munitorum Manual provide a wealth of background on the history, tactics and ethos of the Imperial Guard.
Neferata is a queen without a kingdom. Lahmia has fallen, her vampire children have scattered and she is reduced to draining blood from the beasts of the mountains. After a chance encounter with a party of dwarfs, she sets her sights on a capital for her new empire - the stronghold of Silver Pinnacle. She calls her allies to battle - but can she truly trust Ushoran, Lord of Masks, and his bestial Strigoi vampires?
The Chaos Space Marines of the Iron Warriors Legion, long renowned as the masters of siege warfare, find the tables turned as they become the target of a massive ork invasion.