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The Grand Conjunction:  Williams, Sean.

Six hundred thousand years after Imre Bergamasc's abdication, a rebellion is brewing underneath the veneer of civilization and Imre's unexpected and unwelcome return threatens the fate of humanity and ignites a war that could destroy the seemingly peaceful galaxy.

ORDER # S409-1   $16-90   ISBN 9780441017133

 

The Ashes of Worlds:  Anderson, Kevin J.

A conclusion to the Saga of Seven Suns series by the author of Metal Swarm features a final stand in an epic clash against galactic civilizations that pits the factions of humanity against one another.

ORDER # S409-2   $16-90   ISBN 9780316007580

 

The Lost Fleet: Relentless:  Campbell, Jack.

After successfully rescuing POWs from a labor camp in the Heradao Star System, Captain John "Black Jack" Geary's victory is short-lived when he discovers that the Syndics plan to ambush his fleet, forcing him to jump from one star system to the next in hopes of calling out the enemy.

ORDER # S409-3   $16-90   ISBN 9780441017089

 

Killing with the Edge of the Moon:  Attanasio, A. A.

Flannery, an elven teenager made from magic, catches the attention of evil creatures from a mysterious Otherworld who want to use her as a sacrifice, in this modern, demonic fairy tale that spins an enthralling web of adventure and romance.

ORDER # S409-4   $16-90   ISBN 9780843962055

 

Singularity's Ring:  Melko, Paul.

With human civilization struggling to recover after the Singularity that leaves ninety percent of the population either dead or transformed into energy beings, Apollo Papadopulos, an entity made up of the personalities of five separate teenagers, trains to become captain of the starship Consensus.

ORDER # S409-5   $16-90   ISBN 9780765357021

 

Punktown:  Thomas, Jeffrey.

In the city they call Punktown, on a planet where a hundred sentient species collide, people can become anything they want, in this expanded edition that features twice as many stories, both nightmarish and extraordinary.

ORDER # S409-6   $16-90   ISBN 9780843962062

 

Terra Insegura:  Willett, Edward.

After Earth tries to destroy Marseguro, home to a small colony of unmodified humans and the Selkies, a water-dwelling race, the remaining survivors prepare to rebuild their world until a traitor steals a plague that can destroy all life on the mother planet.

ORDER # S409-7   $16-90   ISBN 9780756405533

 

Zoe's Tale: An Old Man's War Novel:  Scalzi, John.

A seventeen-year-old colonist stranded on a deadly pioneer world recounts how she became a pawn in a dangerous interstellar confrontation during which she was forced to use her wits and make terrible sacrifices in order to save the human race.

ORDER # S409-8   $16-90   ISBN 9780765356192

 

Blood of Elves: Starring the Witcher: Sapkowski, Andrzej

As a war between the humans, dwarves, gnomes, and elves threatens to erupt, Geralt de Rivia, a cunning assassin known as "the witcher," waits for the birth of a prophesied child who has the power to change the world - for good, or for evil.

ORDER # S409-9   $16-90   ISBN 9780316029193

 

Dayhunter:  Drake, Jocelynn.

Mira, a master of fire, and her ally, human vampire hunter, Danaus, arrive in Venice, a city rife with unholy alliances, conflict and betrayal, to stop the naturi, an ancient nightwalker coven, from reopening a portal that will enable their dreaded re-entry into our world.

ORDER # S409-10   $16-90   ISBN 9780061542831

 

Doomsday Can Wait (The Phoenix Chronicles):  Handeland, Lori.

Liz Phoenix, the new leader of the federation who has the psychic powers to fight the evil forces that are trying to annihilate the human race, must rely on her allies, including her ex-lover, when a malicious creature from her past marks her for death.

ORDER # S409-11   $16-90   ISBN 9780312947163

 

The Dragons of Babel:  Swanwick, Michael.

Transforming himself into king of a post-industrialized Faerie after a crash landing, a war-dragon of Babel sets up young Will as his lieutenant, sending Will on a strange quest, during which he acquires a surrogate daughter, Esme, finds success as a political aide, and meets his true love.

ORDER # S409-12   $16-90   ISBN 9780765359131

 

Eve of Destruction:  Day. S. J.

While in training to become a full-fledged Mark - a sinner forced to hunt demons for God, Evangeline Hollis must destroy a demon who is killing off her classmates while trying to keep the Mark system secret and saving the lives of a ragtag team of ghost hunters who have stumbled upon the carnage.

ORDER # S409-13   $16-90   ISBN 9780765360427

 

Eve of Darkness:  Day, S. J.

When a fling with a bad boy from the wrong side of town earns her the mark of Cain, Evangeline Hollis is thrust into a world where sinners are drafted to kill demons and she becomes an ill-treated, yet valuable pawn in a game that puts her very soul on the line.

ORDER # S409-14   $16-90   ISBN 9780765360410

 

Ghost Ocean:  Peters, S. M.

When a friend of her employer Babu is murdered under impossible circumstances, Te Evangeline must track down what killed him and capture it before it can unleash an ancient evil - an investigation that leads her closer to her father's killer and into a world where nothing is what it seems.

ORDER # S409-15   $16-90   ISBN 9780451462695

 

The Hero of Ages (Mistborn):  Sanderson, Brandon.

In this conclusion the Mistborn trilogy, Emperor Elend Venture, having survived only to become a Mistborn himself, struggles to find clues by the Lord Ruler that will save his world, while a guilt-consumed Vin takes on a seemingly hopeless task of ending the cosmic power of the Ruin mystic force.

ORDER # S409-16   $16-90   ISBN 9780765356147

 

Magic in the Blood:  Monk, Devon.

When the police's magic enforcement division asks her to consult on a seemingly straightforward missing-persons case, Allie Beckstrom, a Hound who traces illegal spells back their casters, is drawn into a dark underworld of criminals, ghosts, and blood magic where she must fight for her life.

ORDER # S409-17   $16-90   ISBN 9780451462671

 

In a Time of Treason:  Keck, David.

Durand Col fights at the side of his liege, Lord Lamorica, against open rebellion in the North and a new conspiracy on the part of the Duke of Yrlac, as he struggles to deal with his growing feelings for his master's wife.

ORDER # S409-18   $16-90   ISBN 9780765351708

 

Sins & Shadows:  Benedict, Lyn.

After one of her employees is murdered in front of her, paranormal PI Sylvie Lightner tries to close up shop but finds herself unable to when the god of Justice hires her to find his lost lover or, if she refuses, her family, friends, and the world will suffer the consequences.

ORDER # S409-19   $16-90   ISBN 9780441017119

 

The Shadow Isle (Silver Wyrm: 03):  Kerr, Katharine.

As the Horsekin continue to push their religious crusade to the borders of the kingdom, the humans of Deverry and their elven allies battle to reveal the secrets that can protect the Northlands from ultimate conquest.

ORDER # S409-20   $16-90   ISBN 9780756405526

 

Terribly Twisted Tales:  Ed by Jean Rabe & Martin H. Greenberg.

Featuring contributions from Jody Lynn Nye, Dennis L. McKiernan, and Michael A. Stackpole, this clever and brilliantly imagined collection gives classic fairy tales a modern - and twisted - makeover.

ORDER # S409-21   $16-90   ISBN 9780756405540 

 

The Trouble with Demons:  Shearin, Lisa.

While trying to stop a demon infestation on the Island of Mid due to an opened Hellgate, seeker Raine Benares tries not to be distracted by the two powerful men she is magically bonded to.

ORDER # S409-22   $16-90   ISBN 9780441017126

 

Twisted Citadel (DarkGlass Mountain: 02) Douglass, Sara

Taking over the late Tencendor to protect their remaining people from the dark god Kanubai, three Sunsoar companions also prepare for war against the forces of the DarkGlass Mountain, and face a dwindling opportunity to rejoin the magical Star Dance.

ORDER # S409-23   $16-90   ISBN 9780060882181

 

The Turning Tide:  Francis, Diana Pharoah.

When the compass makers begin dying, causing Crosspoint to fall into chaos, Ryland is ordered by the king to commit a heinous, unforgivable act that places him at odds with his closest friends - Shaye, a majicar, and Fairlie, a metalsmith.

ORDER # S409-24   $16-90   ISBN 9780451462688

 

Slanted Jack:  Van Name, Mark L.

The job looks simple enough: Jon Moore, the nanotech-enhanced, world-weary, soldier of fortune, agrees to help a con man, a friend from a part of his past he'd rather forget, protect a very special young boy. The deal doesn't stay simple, as each move Jon and Lobo make results in more danger and more enemies. The situation grows even more complicated when a beautiful woman with an unclear agenda joins them in their quest. 

ORDER # S409-25   $16-90   ISBN 9781416591627

 

Firethorn:  Micklem, Sarah

Before she was Firethorn, she was Luck, named for her red hair and favored by the goddess of Chance. A lowborn orphan, Luck is destined to a life of servitude. But when her mistress dies, Luck flees to the forest, where she discovers the sacred firethorn tree, whose berries bring her fevered dreams, a new name...and strange gifts. When she emerges from the woods, Firethorn is a new woman, with mysterious powers.

ORDER # S409-26   $16-90   ISBN 9780553588019

 

Fallen:  Lebbon, Tim

No one has ever returned from the Great Divide: a sheer cliff soaring miles above the clouds and rumored to be the end of the world. Until now. A grim wanderer arrives in Noreela with an ancient parchment, its arcane glyphs hinting at a realm most consider a myth...and at something sleeping there so astounding, it's worth death itself to see. Voyagers Nomi Hyden and Ramus Rheel will be brought together--and driven apart--by what will be their greatest, and perhaps final, journey.

ORDER # S409-27   $16-90   ISBN 9780553590043

 

 
Large Size Paperbacks
The Stone Gods:  Winterson, Jeanette.

After rendering the planet unliveable, humankind begins to colonize a new blue planet, and heroine Billie Crusoe embarks on a futuristic adventure that explores humankind's relationship to the environment, power, and technology and assesses what it is that makes us human.

ORDER # S409-28   $25-90   ISBN 9780156035729 

 

Blood from Stone:  Gilman, Laura Anne.

When her newest assignment puts her on the wrong side of a child-snatcher and face-to-face with her past, Wren, Manhattan's most sought after Retriever, must pull off the most important mission of her life to save a friend and protect her future.

ORDER # S409-29   $25-90   ISBN 9780373802975 

 

Fall of Thanes (Godless World: 03):  Ruckley, Brian.

A conclusion to the trilogy that includes Winterbirth and Bloodheir finds an increasingly unstable Aeglyss casting a shadow over the crumbling armies of the True Bloods while Anyara struggles for survival against the possessed agent Mordyn Jerain, and dispossessed Orisian prepares for a deadly confrontation.

ORDER # S409-30   $26-90   ISBN 9780316067713 

 

Storm Glass:  Snyder, Maria V.

When the Stormdancer clan's glass orbs are sabotaged, killing their most powerful magicians, glassmaker and magician-in-training Opal Cowen, due to her unique talents, must tap into a new kind of magic to stop it from happening again.

ORDER # S409-31   $25-90   ISBN 9780778325642 

 

Psychlone:  Bear, Greg

The nuclear bomb is the only weapon so terrible that it destroys not only the human body, but the human soul. But what of those souls that were not destroyed, but maimed and ruptured by the blast at Hiroshima? They are coming, across the Pacific ocean, leaving blood and destruction in their wake, searching for revenge. They are the Psychlone! Larry Fowler is a scientist -- he doesn't want to be frightened by things he doesn't understand. However, he can't stop asking questions -- questions that will bring him face to face with psychlone.

ORDER # S409-32   $21-90   ISBN 9781596873353

 

Dirty Rotten Aliens: An Anthology of Science Fiction:  Jackson, Clive

Science fiction writers have a long and honored history of borrowing and building upon each other's concepts. It's not commonly known, but they have an equally and only slightly less honored history of poking fun at each other. This light-hearted collection of science fiction parodies by some of the greats like Isaac Asimov, Paul Anderson, and Arthur C. Clarke, among many others, is a must-own for any fan of the genre.

ORDER # S409-33   $23-90   ISBN 9781596873537

 

The Sugar Queen:  Allen, Sarah Addison

Josey Cirrini is sure of three things: winter is her favorite season, she's a sorry excuse for a Southern belle, and sweets are best eaten in the privacy of her closet. For while Josey has settled into an uneventful life in her mother's house, her one consolation is the stockpile of sugary treats and paperback romances she escapes to each night.... Until she finds her closet harboring Della Lee Baker, a local waitress who is one part nemesis--and two parts fairy godmother.

ORDER # S409-23   $16-90   ISBN 9780553384840

 

A Time of Changes:  Silverberg, Robert

In the far future, Earth is a worn-out backwater and humanity is spread across the galaxy on worlds that began as colonies, but now feel like home, each with its own long history of a thousand years or more, and each with its own unique culture. One of the strangest is on Borthan, where the founding settlers established the Covenant, which teaches that the self is to be despised, and forbids anyone to reveal his innermost thoughts or feelings to another.

ORDER # S409-35   $26-90   ISBN 9780765322319

 

Congo:  Crichton, Michael

Deep in the African rain forest, near the legendary ruins of the Lost City of Zinj, an expedition of eight American geologists are mysteriously and brutally killed in a matter of minutes. Ten thousand miles away, Karen Ross, the Congo Project Supervisor, watches a gruesome video transmission of the aftermath: a camp destroyed, tents crushed and torn, equipment scattered in the mud alongside dead bodies--all motionless except for one moving image--a grainy, dark, man-shaped blur.

ORDER # S409-36   $18-90   ISBN 9780061782558

 

Heavy Mental:  Shirley, Ian

Brett Lee, the lead singer of heavy metal band Plunder, is enjoying a game of sex golf in his New York hotel when an explosion rocks the room. Investigating the cause, he ends up stark naked in another dimension, where he is swiftly accused of assassinating a pig by shagging it to death. And that is only the start of his problems.

ORDER # S409-37   $28-90   ISBN 9780946719785

 

Dark Integers and Other Stories:  Egan, Greg

Greg Egan's first new collection in a decade contains five stories, set in three worlds. In "Luminous," two mathematicians searching for a flaw in the structure of arithmetic find themselves pitted against a ruthless arms manufacturer. In "Dark Integers," their discovery has become even more dangerous, as they struggle to prevent a war between two worlds capable of mutual annihilation.

ORDER # S409-38   $27-90   ISBN 9781596062191

 

 
Hardcover Titles
The Currents of Space:  Asimov, Isaac.

One of innumerable oppressed laborers on the planet of Florinia, Rik resigns himself to a life of hard work and the poor regard of people who believe him to be mentally impaired before he begins to recover memories of an imminent disaster; a situation that prompts his realization that he has been brainwashed and that the planet is in terrible danger.

ORDER # S409-39   $43-90   ISBN 9780765319166 

 

The Empress of Mars:  Baker, Kage.

Emigrating to a Martian colony only to find themselves stranded by the company that originally financed their journey, a ragtag band of outcasts endeavors to survive on the hostile planet while plotting the downfall of the abandoning company, in a full-length tale based on a Hugo-nominated novella.

ORDER # S409-40   $46-90   ISBN 9780765318909 

 

A Grey Moon Over China:  Day, Thomas A.

Caught up in the world's raging oil wars when he stumbles across plans for a quantum-energy battery, military engineer Eduardo Torres forms a private army that uses the device to revive an abandoned space-colonization effort in a distant solar system, a project that reveals lingering conflicts and pits the human race against hostile alien forces.

ORDER # S409-41   $45-90   ISBN 9780765321428 

 

Enemies & Allies:  Anderson, Kevin J.

Reimagines the first meeting of Batman and Superman against a backdrop of the Cold War, in a tale that follows their collaborations in Gotham City and Metropolis in the wake of rumors about a flying saucer crash, escalating nuclear threats, and Lex Luthor's scheme to build a military-industrial empire.

ORDER # S409-42   $46-90   ISBN 9780061662553 

 

Magicians' Daughter (Stoneways Trilogy: 03):  Butler, S.

Ten years after the siege during which two of three dark wizards were killed, Reiffen deteriorates to the point of insanity over fears that the daughter he shares with Ferris will be kidnapped by the third surviving wizard, a situation that prompts the young girl to enlist the aid of her parents' friends.

ORDER # S409-43   $48-90   ISBN 9780765314796 

 

Dead & Gone (Sookie Stackhouse: 9): Harris, Charlaine.

The ninth installment in the series that inspired the HBO original True Blood offers another exciting undead adventure, which opens with a vampire fashion show, showing just one of the fruits of the author's unique writing style.

ORDER # S409-44   $46-90   ISBN 9780441017157 

 

Night of Knives: Malazan Empire:  Esslemont, Ian C.

Shunted into the background of a great empire it once founded, the sleepy island city of Malaz frenetically prepares for a once-in-a-generation celestial event that has been foretold to be a precursor to the return of an ancient oppressive force, a situation that is witnessed by a frightened young woman and a battle-weary veteran.

ORDER # S409-45   $46-90   ISBN 9780765323699 

 

 
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