Creatures: Stories Selected: Neil Gaiman 10
Unnatural Creatures is a collection of short stories about the fantastical things that exist only in our minds - collected and introduced by beloved New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman. The sixteen stories gathered by Gaiman, winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards, range from the whimsical to the terrifying. The magical creatures range from werewolves to sunbirds to beings never before classified. E. Nesbit, Diana Wynne Jones, Gahan Wilson, and other literary luminaries contribute to the anthology. Sales of Unnatural Creatures benefit 826DC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students in their creative and expository writing, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.
ORDER # S413-1 $12-40 ISBN 9780062236302
|Banner of the
Damned: Sherwood Smith
Emras, a scribe assigned to the intelligent and beautiful Princess Lasva of Colend, is on trial. But why? Emras had accompanied Lasva to the barbaric, martial land of Marloven Hesea years before so Lasva could join her betrothed, a Marloven prince. But before Emras left Colend, she was charged with a secret mission from her queen: to monitor her new home for signs of the insidious and dangerous influence of Norsunder - a magical land once thought to be legend, but now known to exist. What went wrong? If Emras was acting on orders from her queen, why is she on trial now?
ORDER # S413-2 $12-40 ISBN 9780756408046
|Crucible of Gold
(Temeraire): Naomi Novik
Former Aerial Corps captain Will Laurence and his faithful dragon, Temeraire, have been put out to pasture in Australia - and it seems their part in the war has ended just when they are needed most. The French have invaded Spain, forged an alliance with Africa's powerful Tswana empire, and brought revolution to Brazil. With Britain's last desperate hope of defeating Napoleon in peril, the government that sidelined Laurence swiftly offers to reinstate him, convinced that he's the best man to enter the fray and negotiate peace. So the pair embark for Brazil, only to meet with a string of unmitigated disasters that forces them to make an unexpected landing in the hostile territory of the Incan empire. With the success of the mission balanced on a razor's edge, an old enemy appears and threatens to tip the scales toward ruin. Yet even in the midst of disaster, opportunity may lurk - for one bold enough to grasp it.
ORDER # S413-3 $12-40 ISBN 9780345522870
(Apparatus Infernum): A. A. Aguirre
Janus Mikani and Celeste Ritsuko work all hours in the Criminal Investigation Division, keeping citizens safe. He's a charming rogue with an uncanny sixth sense; she's all logic and the first female inspector. Between his instincts and her brains, they collar more criminals than any other partnership in the CID. Then they're assigned a potentially volatile case where one misstep could end their careers. At first, the search for a missing heiress seems straightforward, but when the girl is found murdered - her body charred to cinders - Mikani and Ritsuko's modus operandi will be challenged as never before. Before long, it's clear the bogeyman has stepped out of nightmares to stalk gaslit streets, and it's up to them to hunt him down. There's a madman on the loose, weaving blood and magic in an intricate, lethal ritual that could mean the end of everything.
ORDER # S413-4 $12-40 ISBN 9780425258194
Jack Winter and his girlfriend Pete Caldecott have encountered a lot of strange creatures in the Black - primordial demons, hungry ghosts, witch hunters, and the Prince of Hell himself, Belial. When Belial asks Jack for one last favor to help him keep his throne, Jack may have finally met his match because Belial's rival is something that no one - human or demon - has ever seen before. There's a revolution brewing in Hell, and Jack might be the only one who can stop Belial's rival from ripping a hole between the Black and the mortal world - a catastrophe that could be worse than Armageddon. But to win, Jack will have to do the one thing he swore he never would: become a servant to the Morrigan, and risk losing everything he knows and loves - including Pete.
ORDER # S413-5 $12-40 ISBN 9780312388263
In Dark Magic by Jim Swain, Peter Warlock is a magician with a dark secret. Every night, he amazes audiences at his private theater in New York, where he performs feats that boggle the imagination. But his day job is just a cover for his otherworldly pursuits: Peter is a member of an underground group of psychics who gaze into the future to help prevent crimes. No one, not even his live-in girlfriend, knows the truth about Peter - until the séance when he foresees an unspeakable act of violence that will devastate the city. As Peter and his friends rush to prevent tragedy, Peter discovers that a shadowy cult of evil psychics, the Order of Astrum, know all about his abilities. They are hunting him and his fellow psychics down, one by one, determined to silence them forever.
ORDER # S413-6 $12-40 ISBN 9780765367914
|Deep Space: (Star
Carrier 04): Ian Douglas
The fourth book in the popular Star Carrier science fiction series, Deep Space by Ian Douglas is an action-packed tale of humankind's struggle to bring down an evil empire that spans the universe. Twenty years after the fragile truce with the Sh'daar, Koenig is now President of the USNA, and Gray is skipper of the CVS America - soon to be promoted to commander of the entire battle group, Koenig's old position, and one which he might not be ready for. The truce with the alien Sh'daar is unraveling as many predicted, and Humankind still knows little about them, or what they are.
ORDER # S413-7 $12-40 ISBN 9780062183804
What happens between death and life can change a girl. Jessie is a zombie. And this is her story. Nine years ago, Jessie was in a car crash and died. After she was buried, she awoke and tore through the earth to arise, reborn, as a zombie. And there are others - gangs of undead roaming the Indiana woods, fighting, hunting, hidden. But when a mysterious illness threatens the existence of both zombies and humans, Jessie must decide whether to stay and fight or flee to survive.
ORDER # S413-8 $12-40 ISBN 9780425262085
(The First Formic War): Orson Scott Card
Victor didn't go to the airlock to see Alejandra leave the family forever, to marry into the Italian clan. He didn't trust himself to say good-bye to his best friend, not without revealing how close he had come to disgracing the family by falling in love with someone in his own asteroid-mining ship. The Italians were a four-ship operation, and their lead ship, a behemoth of a digger named Vesuvio, had been attached to El Cavador for a week, as the families traded goods and information. Victor liked the Italians. The men sang; the women laughed often; and the food was like nothing he had ever eaten, with colorful spices and creamy sauces and oddly shaped pasta noodles. Victor's own invention, an HVAC booster that could increase the central heating temperature on the Italians' ships by as much as eleven degrees, had been an immediate hit with the Italians.
ORDER # S413-9 $12-40 ISBN 9780765367365
Betrayal: Paladin's Legacy: Elizabeth Moon
All is not well in the Eight Kingdoms. In Lyonya, King Kieri is about to celebrate marriage to his beloved, the half-elf Arian. But uncanny whispers from the spirits of his ancestors continue to warn of treachery and murder, and a finger of suspicion points in a shocking direction. Meanwhile, in Tsaia, the young king Mikeli grapples with unrest among his own nobility after granting the title and estates of a traitorous magelord to a Verrakaien - who not only possesses the forbidden magic but is a woman. The controversial decision and its consequences put the king's claim to the throne in peril. But even greater danger looms. A dragon's wild offspring are sowing death and destruction, upsetting the ancient balance of power. A collision seems inevitable. Yet when it comes, it will be utterly unexpected - and all the more devastating for it.
ORDER # S413-10 $12-40 ISBN 9780345524188
(Black Sun's Daughter): M.L.N. Hanover
After years on her own, Jayné Heller is going home to find some answers. How did the powerful spirit calling itself the Black Sun get into her body? Who was her uncle Eric, and what was the grand plan to which he devoted his life? Who did her mother have an affair with, and why? And the tattoo - seriously - what was that about? Jayné arrives during the preparations for her older brother's shotgun wedding, but she's not the only unexpected guest. The Invisible College has also come to town, intent on stopping the ceremony. They claim an ancient evil is threatening the child that would be Jayné's niece, and that the Heller family has been rotten at the core for generations. The deeper Jayné looks, the more she thinks they might not be wrong. And behind them all, in the shadows of Jayné's childhood home, a greater threat waits that calls itself the Graveyard Child.
ORDER # S413-11 $12-40 ISBN 9781451678086
|Emilie and the
Hollow World: Martha Wells
While running away from home for reasons that are eminently defensible, Emilie's plans to stow away on the steamship Merry Bell and reach her cousin in the big city go awry, landing her on the wrong ship and at the beginning of a fantastic adventure. Taken under the protection of Lady Marlende, Emilie learns that the crew hopes to use the aether currents and an experimental engine, and with the assistance of Lord Engal, journey to the interior of the planet in search of Marlende's missing father. With the ship damaged on arrival, they attempt to traverse the strange lands on their quest. But when evidence points to sabotage and they encounter the treacherous Lord Ivers, along with the strange race of the sea-lands, Emilie has to make some challenging decisions and take daring action if they are ever to reach the surface world again.
ORDER # S413-12 $14-50 ISBN 9781908844491
Proteus (Quadrail): Timothy Zahn
In Timothy Zahn's Judgment at Proteus, the Quadrail that connects the twelve civilizations of our galaxy has been the flashpoint of a battle for dominance fought mostly unnoticed by humankind. But Frank Compton of Earth, aided by the enigmatic woman Bayta, has fought on the front lines, using every bit of his human ingenuity and secret agent skills to outwit the Modhri, a group intelligence that would control the minds of every sentient being it can touch. Following a trail of deception and death to Proteus Station, Compton has discovered a conspiracy that threatens all life in the galaxy: the Shonkla'raa, an ancient enemy thought to be long dead, is rising again. So serious is the danger that the Modhri, the enemy of his enemy, may now be his friend, as the burgeoning threat of a race of invincible soldiers emerges. If Compton and Bayta can't stop them, the Shonkla'raa will decimate all who oppose them, destroying the Quadrail and billions of lives throughout the galaxy.
ORDER # S413-13 $12-40 ISBN 9780765361943
(Beyond the Frontier: Invincible): Jack Campbell
Admiral John "Black Jack" Geary was revived from cryogenic sleep to lead the Alliance against the Syndicate Worlds. But his superiors question his loyalty to the regime. Now in command of the First Fleet, he is tasked with exploring the frontier beyond Syndic space, a mission he fears deliberately puts the fleet - and himself - in harm's way. An encounter with the alien enigmas confirms Geary's fears. Attacked without warning, he orders the fleet to jump star systems - only to enter the crosshairs of another hostile alien armada. Ignoring the First Fleet's peaceful communications, this species sends its ships into battle while it guards the exiting jump point with a fortress of incalculable power. Now Geary must find a way to reach the jump point without massive casualties - even though the enigmas could be waiting on the other side.
ORDER # S413-14 $12-40 ISBN 9780425256473
(Nikki Glass, Immortal Huntress): Jenna Black
No longer the leader of the Olympians, Konstantin has now gone into hiding. Konstantin is vulnerable, and Anderson believes now is the perfect time to destroy his nemesis. He orders private eye Nikki Glass to use her powers to locate Konstantin, and she balks at the idea until a series of attacks leads her to believe that Konstantin is gunning for her and Anderson instead of remaining safely in hiding. Nikki's search is complicated by Cyrus - Konstantin's son and the new leader of the Olympians - who threatens retribution should his father be killed. The complications mount up as Nikki begins to suspect that Konstantin might not be behind the attacks after all. The only person who hates Konstantin more than Anderson does is Anderson's estranged wife, Emma, who has joined the Olympians. And Nikki knows Emma would be more than happy if Anderson and his people embroil themselves in an all-out war against the Olympians - a war they cannot hope to win.
ORDER # S413-15 $12-40 ISBN 9781476700083
(Odd Thomas): Dean Koontz
Once presided over by a Roaring '20s Hollywood mogul, the magnificent West Coast estate known as Roseland now harbors a reclusive billionaire financier and his faithful servants - and their guests: Odd Thomas, the young fry cook who sees the dead and tries to help them, and Annamaria, his inscrutably charming traveling companion. Fresh from a harrowing clash with lethal adversaries, they welcome their host's hospitality. But Odd's extraordinary eye for the uncanny detects disturbing secrets that could make Roseland more hell than haven. Soon enough the house serves up a taste of its terrors, as Odd begins to unravel the darkest mystery of his curious career. What consequences await those who confront evil at its most profound? Odd only knows.
ORDER # S413-16 $14-50 ISBN 9780553593099
Andrew Dare is a werewolf. He's the enforcer for the Roanoke pack, and responsible for capturing or killing any Were intruders in Roanoke's territory. But the lone Were he's tracking doesn't smell or act like anyone he's ever encountered. And when he catches her, it doesn't get any better. She's beautiful, she's crazy, and someone has tortured her by injecting silver into her veins. She says her name is Silver, and that she's lost her wild self and can't shift any more. The packs in North America have a live-and-let-live attitude, and try not to overlap with each other. But Silver represents a terrible threat to every Were on the continent. Andrew and Silver will join forces to track down this menace while discovering their own power and their passion for each other.
ORDER # S413-17 $12-40 ISBN 9780765368157
Star Trek: Original Series: The Folded
World: Jeff Mariotte
En route to a diplomatic mission, the Enterprise receives a distress call from the USS McRaven. As the Enterprise approaches the area where the McRaven appears to be, the crew encounters an anomoly unlike anything they've ever experienced. Space itself seems inconsistent - warping, changing appearance. But during the brief periods of calm, they locate the McRaven - along with other ships of various origins, all tightly surrounding and being held in place by an enormous unidentified vessel.
ORDER # S413-18 $12-40 ISBN 9781476702827
Invasion: Eric Brown
It's 2025 and the world is riven by war, terrorist attacks, poverty and increasingly desperate demands for water, oil, and natural resources. The West and China confront each other over an inseperable ideological divide, each desperate to sustain their future. And then the Serene arrive, enigmatic aliens form Delta Pavonis V, and nothing will ever be the same again. The Serene bring peace to an ailing world, an end to poverty and violence - but not everyone supports the seemingly benign invasion. There are forces out there who wish to return to the bad old days, and will stop at nothing to oppose the Serene.
ORDER # S413-19 $13-50 ISBN 9781781080924
|The Star Beast:
Robert A. Heinlein
Lummox has been the pet of the Stuart family for generations. With eight legs, a thick hide and huge (and growing) size, Lummox is nobody's idea of man's best friend. Nevertheless, John Stuart XI, descendant of the starman who originally brought Lummox back to Earth, loves him. But when Lummox eats a neighbor's car and begins to grow again, the Feds decide enough is enough. John isn't about to let the authorities take his pet away, and with his best friend friend Betty, determines to save Lummox even if it takes leaving the life he's known forever.
ORDER # S413-20 $12-40 ISBN 9781451638912
A.E. Van Vogt
Three complete novels from a Golden Age master of science fiction in one volume: Empire of the Atom, The Wizard of Linn, and Mission to the Stars. Empire of the Atom and The Wizard of Linn: Global war smashed civilization - or so the legends told - but not all of its machines. A caste of "scientists" arose who knew how to repair and operate the ancient machines, but not how they worked, and worshipped at the altars of the atomic gods who were said to make the machines run. Society was a strange mix of the modern and the medieval, with armies riding on horseback into huge spaceships, then flying to human colonies on other planets to wage war with swords and arrows.
ORDER # S413-21 $12-40 ISBN 9781451638929
|The Wise Man's
Fear (Kingkiller Chronicle: Day Two): Patrick Rothfuss 10
There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man."My name is Kvothe. You may have heard of me. So begins the tale of a hero told from his own point of view - a story unequaled in fantasy literature. Now in The Wise Man's Fear, Day Two of The Kingkiller Chronicle, Kvothe takes his first steps on the path of the hero and learns how difficult life can be when a man becomes a legend in his own time.
ORDER # S413-22 $12-40 ISBN 9780756407919
World Divided (Secret World Chronicle: 02):
After an Earth-scarring apocalyptic battle, humanity's meta-heroes must take the fight to the enemy. Their task: hunt down the secret puppetmasters behind the Nazi robot invasion, the Thule Society, and cut off the multi-universe plague the Thulians have unleashed. It's go time once again for the meta-heroes including fire-bender John Murdock, hacker-witch Vikki Nagy, healer Belladona Blue, super-quick Mercurye - and most of all for their ghostly ally, Seraphym, the spirit of the world who uses her secret influence to direct the fight against a Thulian-based tyranny of evil that is fast descending upon the entire universe! From New York Times best-seller and science fiction and fantasy mistress of adventure Mercedes Lackey together with a team of topnotch collaborators, the second entry in the blockbuster saga of superpowers - and the very human men and women who must learn to wield them.
ORDER # S413-25 $12-40 ISBN 9781451638844
Warcraft: Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War: Christie Golden
The ashes of the Cataclysm have settled across Azeroth's disparate kingdoms, and the sorceress Lady Jaina Proudmoore struggles to mend relations between the Horde and the Alliance. Yet escalating tensions have pushed the two factions closer to open war, threatening to destroy what little stability remains in the World of Warcraft. Dark news arrives in Jaina's beloved city, Theramore. One of the blue dragonflight's powerful artifacts - the Focusing Iris - has been stolen. To unravel the item's whereabouts, Jaina works with the former blue Dragon Aspect Kalecgos. The two heroes forge an unlikely bond during their investigation, but a disastrous turn of events looms.
ORDER # S413-26 $12-40 ISBN 9781451697919
Vengeance Born (Light Blade): Kylie Griffin
Annika, half-blood daughter of the Na'Reish leader, longs for more than her tormented life among her father's people. Conceived in hatred and bred as a tool of retribution, she's gifted with a special talent that can heal as well as destroy. Kalan is a Light Blade warrior who knows the future of humankind depends on him alone. Incursions into human territory and raids for blood-slaves by the Na'Reish horde have increased. As Chosen, leader of his people, he faces the task of stopping the demons. When Annika learns Kalan is a prisoner in her father's dungeon, she agrees to free him in exchange for his protection. Now, marked for death for helping him, Annika must learn to trust Kalan as they journey to the border and discover a shocking truth that could throw the human race into a civil war.
ORDER # S413-27 $12-40 ISBN 9780425255155
Witches: Hendee, Barb.
In a small village in the nation of Droevinka, orphaned sisters Céline and Amelie Fawe scrape out a living selling herbal medicines in their apothecary shop. Céline earns additional money by posing as a seer and pretending to read people's futures. But they exist in a land of great noble houses, all vying for power, and when the sisters refuse the orders of a warlord prince, they must flee and are forced to depend on the warlord prince's brother, Anton, for a temporary haven. A series of bizarre deaths of pretty young girls is plaguing the village surrounding Prince Anton's castle. He offers Céline and Amelie permanent protection if they can use their "skills" to find the killer.
ORDER # S413-28 $12-40 ISBN 9780451414151
Assassins Dawn: Leigh, Stephen.
Neweden is a world whose gods are death and fate, and it's here that the Hoorka have arisen: a guild of assassins, whose single law is that the victim must always retain a tiny but finite chance of escape. If the victim can survive until dawn, they may go free. But the rich and powerful don't care to have their will thwarted, and so the Hoorka must deal with the consequences of their own ethics. Gyll, the leader of the Hoorka, also has dreams of taking the guild offworld into the growing society of the Alliance, which is trying to reconstruct a shattered, worlds-spanning empire. Is that dream a genuine possibility, or will exposure to other cultures doom the Hoorka entirely? Gyll must confront internal struggles within his own people, the dangerous politics of Neweden, and the twinned threat and promise of the Alliance. The Hag of Death dances around them, mockingly. Can the Hoorka survive to see the dawn of their own success, an Assassins' Dawn?
ORDER # S413-29 $13-50 ISBN 9780756408466
|Alien in the
House (Alien: 07): Koch, Gini.
Jeff and Kitty Katt-Martini have learned the ins and outs of Washington politics, not to mention how to prevail in intergalactic war and foil any variety of dangerous conspiracies. So when the newly elected Representative from New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District dies under mysterious circumstances while at the Centaurion Embassy, it's up to Kitty and the rest of the Diplomatic Corps to find out how and why and stop the killer, before the rest of the U.S. House of Representatives become casualties, particularly the replacement Representative for New Mexico's 2nd District - Jeff Martini.
ORDER # S413-30 $12-40 ISBN 9780756407575
Generation V: Brennan, M. L.
Fortitude Scott's life is a mess. A degree in film theory has left him with zero marketable skills, his job revolves around pouring coffee, his roommate hasn't paid rent in four months, and he's also a vampire. Well, sort of. He's still mostly human. But when a new vampire comes into his family's territory and young girls start going missing, Fort can't ignore his heritage anymore. His mother and his older, stronger siblings think he's crazy for wanting to get involved. So it's up to Fort to take action, with the assistance of Suzume Hollis, a dangerous and sexy shape-shifter. Fort is determined to find a way to outsmart the deadly vamp, even if he isn't quite sure how. But without having matured into full vampirehood and with Suzume ready to split if things get too risky, Fort's rescue mission might just kill him.
ORDER # S413-31 $12-40 ISBN 9780451418401
(Jane True: 06): Peeler, Nicole.
Anyan may be trapped in an evil dragon and Blondie may be gone, but Jane knows one thing: she's not about to give up. She's ready to tear down heaven and earth to save her lover, despite those who believe he's lost. Luckily for Jane, those who've given up on Anyan do not include those closest to her. Defying The Powers That Be, Jane and Company form their own crack squad of misfits, in whose hands the fate of the world may well rest. With a little help from her friends, the Universe, and lots of snacks, Jane embarks on her greatest adventure yet, confident that with great sacrifice comes great reward. The question is, who will be that sacrifice?
ORDER # S413-32 $12-40 ISBN 9780316128100
The Havoc Machine (Clockwork Empire):
Thaddeus Sharpe's life is dedicated to the hunting and killing of clockworkers. When a mysterious young woman named Sofiya Ekk approaches him with a proposition from a powerful employer, he cannot refuse. A man who calls himself Mr. Griffin seeks Thad's help with mad clockwork scientist Lord Havoc, who has molded a dangerous machine. Mr. Griffin cares little if the evil Lord lives or dies; all he desires is Havoc's invention. Upon Thad's arrival at Havoc's laboratory, he is met with a chilling discovery. Havoc is not only concealing his precious machine; he has been using a young child by the name of Nikolai for cruel experiments. Locked into a clockwork web of intrigue, Thad must decipher the dangerous truth surrounding Nikolai and the chaos contraption before havoc reigns.
ORDER # S413-33 $12-40 ISBN 9780451417046
|Large Size Paperbacks|
Moon Saga 02): Carol Wolf
What do you do after you've saved the world - and nobody believes you? Amber is a teenage runaway, hiding out in Los Angeles, who is also a daughter of the wolf kind. And, not long ago, she had her own personal demon. Richard was her servant, her lover, and a hellish force bound to the earth against his will. Together they turned back the World Snake that threatened to destroy the city - and she had granted Richard his freedom. Now Amber is alone, but nobody accepts that she has truly shed her demon. Many still fear the World Snake and seek to capture the demon's power for their own purposes, unaware that Richard has already departed the mortal realm. Amber finds herself hunted, in both wolf and human forms, by cultists, illusionists, raisers of power, and even an evil veterinarian. Saving the world was one thing. To save herself Amber may have to call back her fearsome demon lover, who is no longer bound to obey her.
ORDER # S413-35 $19-90 ISBN 9781597804653
|A Patch of
Darkness (Sierra Fox): Yolanda Sfetsos
In a perfect world, Sierra Fox would have stayed away from the Council she left years ago. But in this world - where spirits have the right to walk among the living - it's her job to round up troublesome spooks and bring them before that very same Council. Though her desk is piled high with open cases, she can't resist an anonymous summons to a mysterious late-night meeting with a bunch of other hunters, each of whom seems to have a unique specialty. The news is dire: something is tearing at the fabric of the universe. If the hunters can't find who or why in time, something's going to give in a very messy way.
ORDER # S413-36 $19-90 ISBN 9781619210622
"These stories read like collaborations between Stephen King and TMZ with Borges and Nabokov on the edits. Each short story sounds with the thunder of a novel. Enthralling, dark, gut-busting stuff!" - Jeff Parker. Actor Matthew McConaughey descends into a surreal desert of the soul, an admirer of Miley Cyrus performs a three thousand-word sentence in defense of his passion, an aging porn star dons a dinosaur costume to film the sex scene of a lifetime, and Leonard Cohen shills for Subway: these mercurial and wildly varied stories explode the conventions of short fiction.
ORDER # S413-37 $20-90 ISBN 9781552452677
Atlantis: Lynn Voedisch
DATELINE: ATLANTIS is a contemporary fantasy featuring a female Indiana Jones who dives underwater and accidentally finds what just might be the lost world of Atlantis. After she and her photographer document fabulous pyramids under the Caribbean sea, they return to their newspaper in the Los Angeles area, only to have all their evidence stolen. The sea rolls back and reclaims the ruins, and their photographer is kidnapped. Someone doesn't want the undersea world found.
ORDER # S413-38 $20-90 ISBN 9781936558575
(Beloved of the Gods): Morgan Llywelyn and Michael Scott
As the Romans expand their rule from their newly founded capital city, the civilization of their elegant forerunners, the Etruscans, is waning. Into this era of flux and change strides a young figure destined to become one of the classical world's greatest mythic heroes. When Vesi, a young Etruscan noblewoman, is raped by a supernatural being who was once human, a child is conceived. Outcast from Etruria, Vesi bears a son she calls Horatrim: a child who is dangerous both to the Etruscans and to his own father, he is gifted with arcane knowledge and supernatural abilities, but has a human heart. Separated from his mother, he travels to Rome and is adopted by a businessman who changes his name to Horatius - a name that will ring down the ages. More than glory awaits the young man, however: his demon sire is pursuing Horatrim to kill him.
ORDER # S413-39 $19-90 ISBN 9780312875510
Fresh Perspectives on the Ender's Game: Orson Scott Card
Go deeper into the complexities of Orson Scott Card's classic novel with science fiction and fantasy writers, YA authors, military strategists, including: Ender prequel series coauthor Aaron Johnston on Ender and the evolution of the child hero. Burn Notice creator Matt Nix on Ender's Game as a guide to life Hugo award-winning writer Mary Robinette Kowal on how Ender's Game gets away with breaking all the (literary) rules. Retired US Air Force Colonel Tom Ruby on what the military could learn from Ender about leadership. Bestselling YA author Neal Shusterman on the ambivalence toward survival that lies at the heart of Ender's story
ORDER # S413-40 $18-90 ISBN 9781937856212
|Fire with Fire:
Charles E. Gannon
2105, September: Intelligence Analyst Caine Riordan uncovers a conspiracy on Earth's Moon - a history-changing clandestine project - and ends up involuntarily cryocelled for his troubles. Twelve years later, Riordan awakens to a changed world. Humanity has achieved faster-than-light travel and is pioneering nearby star systems. And now, Riordan is compelled to become an inadvertent agent of conspiracy himself. Riordan's mission: travel to a newly settled world and investigate whether a primitive local species was once sentient - enough so to have built a lost civilization. However, arriving on site in the Delta Pavonis system, Caine discovers that the job he's been given is anything but secret or safe. With assassins and saboteurs dogging his every step, it's clear that someone doesn't want his mission to succeed. In the end, it takes the broad-based insights of an intelligence analyst and a matching instinct for intrigue to ferret out the truth: that humanity is neither alone in the cosmos nor safe.
ORDER # S413-41 $17-90 ISBN 9781451638837
First Pillar: Roy Huff
Owen Sage is the emblematic college freshman at Easton Falls University. With all the worries about his first year in college, he was not prepared for what would happen next. His way of life was flipped upside down when he mysteriously crossed into another dimension, into the beautiful land of Everville. His excitement was abruptly halted when he discovered that there was a darkness forged against both the natural world, which he knew well, and the new land which he discovered, Everville. He must devise a plan to save both worlds while joining forces with the race of Fron and The Keepers, whom both harbor hidden secrets he must learn in order to gain power over the evil that dwells in The Other In Between. With a race against time to save both worlds, his short time at Easton Falls did not quite prepare him for the evil, dark forces he must fight in order to conquer The Other In Between.
ORDER # S413-42 $18-90 ISBN 9780988936409
Gilead Lothain, shadowfast warrior and last of the line of Tor Anrok, travels the land slaking his thirst for vengeance on the dark creatures that stalk the forests and mountains of the Old World. With his faithful retainer Fithvael at his side, the doom-laden Gilead battles corrupt humans, beastmen, warriors of the Dark Gods and more in this collection of action-packed tales.
ORDER # S413-43 $17-90 ISBN 9781849703819
Elemental Logic: Laurie J. Marks
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The martial Sainnites have occupied Shaftal for fifteen years. Every year the cost of resistance rises. Emil, an officer and scholar; Zanja, a diplomat and last survivor of her people; and Karis, a metalsmith, half-blood giant, and an addict, can only watch as their country falls into lawlessness and famine. Together, perhaps they can change the course of history.
ORDER # S413-44 $19-90 ISBN 9781931520324
The spookiest of specters inhabit this spine-tingling anthology - compiled by an acclaimed editor of the horror genre - that collects the most chilling ghost stories from the past 25 years. The human obsession with the mysteries of the afterlife is explored in these supernatural tales of haunted houses, lost souls, unexplained phenomena, and "good" neighbors. Neil Gaiman's "Closing Time" is a troubling tale recounted by an elderly man on a cold drizzly night in London while Joyce Carol Oates' "Haunted" is a chilling story of two young girls drawn to abandoned houses and what they find in one. Francis Wardwell is eager to inform readers that everything they think they know about ghosts is wrong in Peter Straub's "Hunger: An Introduction," and George R. R. Martin's "Remembering Melody" stresses the importance of keeping promises - no matter the consequences.
ORDER # S413-45 $20-90 ISBN 9781616960889
|Hair Raising (Dan
Shamble, Zombie P.I.): Kevin J. Anderson
The fur really flies when a serial scalper stalks the supernatural citizens of the Unnatural Quarter, targeting werewolves - and what's sadder than a chrome-domed lycanthrope? Zombie P.I. Dan Shamble is on the case, trying to stop an all-out gang war between full-time and full-moon werewolves. As he combs through the tangled clues to hunt down the bald facts, things get hairy fast. Shamble lurches through a loony landscape of voodoo tattoo artists, illicit cockatrice fights, body builders assembling make-your-own-human kits, and perhaps scariest of all, crazed fans in town for the Worldwide Horror Convention. Yet the reign of hair-raising terror grows longer. If Shamble can't snip this off at the roots, the whole world could end up howling mad.
ORDER # S413-46 $18-90 ISBN 9780758277381
Murder on Olympus (Plato Jones):
Reimaging the Greek Gods of Olympus and placing them on modern Earth, this urban fantasy novel focuses on Plato Jones, who, after a stint with the Olympic Bureau of Investigation, is through with the Gods and their political games. While at first glance the Gods of Olympus are as different from one another as salt is from sugar, and despite their bickering, they share a universal bond, a thread of commonality that unites them: they're all jerks. Against Plato's protests, he's drawn into a murder investigation where the murderer's targets are the Gods themselves. Plato has cracked some tough cases: exposing cheating spouses, capturing treasonous heretics, and hunting three-headed dogs, but this time he's in over his head. How can he solve a crime that's impossible to commit? And what chance does Plato - a mere mortal - have against something powerful enough to kill a God?
ORDER # S413-47 $20-90 ISBN 9780985023065
Somebodies: Samuel Sattin
Lenard Sikophsky's father has been feeding him plutonium since the age of six in the hopes of making him the world's first bona fide superhero. First, he must pass the unusual tests of manhood locked in the centuries old tomb, The Manaton, a secret relic passed down for generations. Falling in love with the beautiful, compulsively suicidal Laura Moskowitz doesn't make his life any easier. But with the guidance of the Sikophsky men, the antiquated rulebook, and of course a healthy amount of plutonium, Lenard accepts his fate as an exactor of justice. Twenty years later, Lenard's son Nemo is introduced to the same destiny as his father, only this time the violent entity called THEY are in dangerous pursuit. Lenard's life and the legacy of his family are put to the test when he is forced to defend everything he loves.
ORDER # S413-48 $22-90 ISBN 9780985035501
Lonely and embittered ex-cop Jim Reaper has nothing much to live for - until he learns that the man who raped his 14-year-old daughter is out of prison after serving only three years. Obsessed with vengeance, Reaper is largely indifferent to reports of what the media have labeled SuperSARS, a virulent pandemic sweeping westwards from China. It is the apocalypse that everyone predicted, but no one believed would ever happen. It wipes out 98 percent of the world's population as well as every vestige of government, law enforcement, and civilized society. Still traumatized by the loss of their loved ones, many now simply struggle to survive while hoping rebuild a decent life for themselves in a world full of fear and uncertainty; where every town and city is a hell of shadows, smoke, and distant screams; where feral gangs simply take what they want and savagery is rife. All Jim Reaper had ever wanted to do was take his revenge and then die. But the fates that have taken the lives of so many others have different plans for Reaper: his destiny is to become an instrument of both salvation and retribution in a torn and desperate land.
ORDER # S413-49 $16-90 ISBN 9781905802524
Damnations: Harlan Ellison
An expedition in South America uncovers a terrifying race of men without bones who literally suck the life out of their prey. A man in 20th century London makes a horrifying discovery about a monster found off the coast of Brighton in 1745. A sea captain goes ashore on a deserted island and finds what seem to be the bones of a previously unknown species of monster, only to learn that the bones tell a much more tragic tale than he could ever have imagined. A war correspondent, none other than Kersh himself, is sailing to America when he meets a strange man who claims to be 438 years old. These are the plots of just a few of the weird tales you will find in this book.
ORDER # S413-50 $18-90 ISBN 9781939140159
|Star Trek and
History (Wiley Pop Culture and History Series): Nancy
Features an exclusive interview with Nichelle Nichols, the actress behind the original Lt. Uhura, conducted at the National Air and Space Museum. Explains the historical inspiration behind many of the show's alien races and storylines. Covers topics ranging from how stellar cartography dates back to Ancient Rome, Greece, and Babylonia to how our "Great Books" of western literature continue to be an important influence to Star Trek's characters of the future. Includes a timeline comparing the stardates of Star Trek's timeline to our own real world history. Filled with fascinating historical comparisons, Star Trek and History is an essential companion for every Star Trek fan.
ORDER # S413-51 $21-90 ISBN 9781118167632
(Princesses of Myth): Esther Friesner
Fans of Malinda Lo and Cindy Pon will be drawn to Esther Friesner's Himiko, the beloved daughter of a chieftain in third-century Japan. The tribe's shamaness has an amazing vision foretelling the young girl's future - one day this priviledged child will be the spiritual and tribal leader over all Japan. Spirit's Princess details the events of Himiko's early teen years filled with shaman lessons, unexpected friendship, and dealings with other tribes. Once again, Esther Friesner masterfully weaves together history, myth, and mysticism in a tale of a princess whose path is far from traditional.
ORDER # S413-52 $14-90 ISBN 9780375873140
Calendar: Emile A. Pessagno
When Professor Frank Miller and his team of university geologists stumble across a strange cave containing an even stranger treasure, it's only natural that they would take the treasure home for closer study. But there is talk among the locals of an ancient curse, and the truth behind the supposed Moctezuma's Treasure turns out to be stranger than anyone could have imagined. Author Emile A. Pessagno, Jr. takes readers on a heart-stopping journey as a rapid increase in natural disasters around the globe reveals unprecedented turmoil in the interior of the earth, sending humankind hurtling toward obliteration.
ORDER # S413-53 $18-90 ISBN 9781938690853
(Fringe): Anitra Lynn McLeod
Duster Jennings loves his job as master-of-arms on Windmere, the only independent planet in the galaxy. Except he has no life. Not since his dream of a large, loving family was ripped to shreds by Diane Black. The woman who abandoned him. Desperate to move on, Duster pays a fortune to board a courtesan ship and hire a "stripper" - a specialist in erasing unwanted memories. Except when he wakes up, his memories are intact, his money is gone - and the woman he vowed to forget is holding him captive.
ORDER # S413-54 $19-90 ISBN 9781619210592
Bone Triangle (Unspeakable Things: 02):
B. V. Larson
When twenty-something Jacqueline Swanson mysteriously goes missing in Las Vegas, supernatural crime investigator Quentin Draith is hired to investigate. Determined, Draith immerses himself in the darkest corners of the city's underworld, unveiling a string secrets and bizarre deaths. The deeper he digs, the more otherworldly his assignment gets. Assassins, human and otherwise, put a target on Draith's head. An old foe ignites a storm of mad science. And a ravenous beast rampages through the city. The clues point Draith to Sin City's infamous "Bone Triangle," a neighborhood marked for its dark happenings and disappearances. And when Draith finds that the daughter's disappearance may be linked to an alien plot against the city, he goes all in to make a final high-stakes play to save the city he loves.
ORDER # S413-57 $18-90 ISBN 9781612182339
(The Assassini): Jon Courtenay Grimwood
Snow shrouds Venice in cold darkness, ice fills the canals, and a thousand ghosts pluck at the shadow's edge. A violent attack on Lady Giulietta's son forces Tycho from his new-found happiness and back into the treacherous intrigue of the court. For Giulietta's sake he would go to the world's end to track down those responsible. As Venice teeters on the brink of civil war, its warring families prepare to discover who is a player and who a pawn in the coming struggle for power.
ORDER # S413-58 $19-90 ISBN 9780316074360
The God Patent: Ransom Stephens
When electrical engineers Ryan McNear and Foster Reed co-authored two patents for company cash incentives, they thought it was all just a joke. One described the soul as a software algorithm and the other described the Big Bang as a power generator. But when the company crashes, McNear finds himself divorced, desperately hard-up, and estranged from his son. As he rebuilds his life, McNear discovers Reed has used their nonsensical patents to draw in top-tier energy investors. A patent war erupts, and McNear is suddenly immersed in something much bigger than a personal argument with his old friend: a battle between hard science and evangelical religion. To fix the mistakes of his past, he will have to risk everything - his reputation, his livelihood, and even his sanity - to be with the son he loves.
ORDER # S413-59 $18-90 ISBN 9781611099126
|The Far Time
Incident: Neve Maslakovic
When a professor's time-travel lab is the scene of a deadly accident, the academic world and the future of St. Sunniva University get thrown into upheaval. As assistant to the dean of science, Julia Olsen is assigned to help Campus Security Chief Nate Kirkland examine this rare mishap - then make it quietly go away! But when the investigation points toward murder, Julia and Chief Kirkland find themselves caught in a deadly cover-up, one that strands them in ancient Pompeii on the eve of the eruption of the world's most infamous volcano. With the help of their companions - a Shakespearean scholar and two grad students - Julia and the chief must outwit history itself and expose the school's saboteur before it's too late.
ORDER # S413-60 $18-90 ISBN 9781611099096
The Star Trek Craft Book: Make It So!:
Featuring full-color photographs and easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, this clever craft book puts a fresh spin on Captain Picard's order to "make it so." Now crafters of any skill level and Starfleet rank can create homemade Star Trek-inspired crafts. These featured projects are fun, quirky, even practical - and include crocheting, embroidery, sewing, decoupage, stenciling, felting, and more. Detailed photographs of each completed craft are accompanied by an introduction, clear instructions, a list of supplies, and helpful crafting tips. Information and images from the original Star Trek episodes that inspired the crafts are intermingled throughout, making it an entertaining and instructive read.
ORDER # S413-61 $23-90 ISBN 9781476718644
(Comedy of Terrors: 03) Destroyer's Creed: Tom Flynn
Told from the viewpoint of Ruth Griszam, a reporter for a voyeuristic galactic civilization, this third book in the Messiah Game trilogy revolves around con man Arn Parek's destructive cult. Parek has come to believe in his own divinity and uses his followers' devotion to prey upon the rest of society. This final volume traces the apocalyptic ending of Parek's military adventures.
ORDER # S413-62 $15-90 ISBN 9781937276447
The Warrior Who Carried Life: Geoff Ryman
To defeat her enemies she must make them immortal. Only men are allowed into the wells of vision. But Cara's mother defies this edict and is killed, but not before returning with a vision of terrible and wonderful things that are to come and all because of five-year-old Cara. Years later, evil destroys the rest of Cara's family. In a rage, Cara uses magic to transform herself into a male warrior. But she finds that to defeat her enemies, she must break the cycle of violence, not continue it. As Cara's mother's vision of destiny is fulfilled, the wonderful follows the terrible, and a quest for revenge becomes a quest for eternal life.
ORDER # S413-63 $20-90 ISBN 9781927469385
In a future overrun by out-of-control machines and monsters, a handful of human survivors try to fight their way back to a normal life. But what is normal in a world where both monsters and machines need human blood? And which are the real bad guys? Find out in this horrific new story by 30 Days of Night co-creator Steve Niles and menton3, the demented artist behind Monocyte!
ORDER # S413-64 $21-90 ISBN 9781613775998
Treknology: Star Trek's Tech 300 Years Ahead
of the Future: Justin McLachlan
With its vision of a bold future, Star Trek has captivated millions for decades. It's ideas of transporters and warp drives, of androids and holodecks have penetrated the cultural imagination. Justin McLachlan, an award-winning journalist, explores the current state of our technology and what's waiting for us just on the horizon. With the help of experts in the fields of robotics, physics, artificial intelligence and more, he looks not just at the science behind Star Trek's technology, not just at our abilities and our challenges, but beyond the question of "Can we?" to also ask, "Should we?" How would humankind treat a race of androids? Would holodecks only isolate us in a world where human interaction doesn't exist? Can machines that learn ever be truly controlled? Should they be? These questions are more important now than ever, as the pace of technological innovation outstrips even the imaginations of Star Trek's writers. What McLachlan finds in Treknology, an entertaining and though-provoking read, is that much of the Star Trek's technology and the questions it poses for mankind is not just within our technological grasp, but much of it is already here - 300 years ahead of the future.
ORDER # S413-65 $22-90 ISBN 9781938191022
|Trio of Sorcery:
Mercedes Lackey presents three exciting short urban fantasy novels,
including the return of Diana Tregarde and the debut of a brand-new
heroine for the twenty-first century. Arcanum 101: Diana Tregarde, hero
of Burning Water. Studying at Harvard, Diana is asked to investigate a
fake psychic - and discovers that the psychic is not a fake - and has
kidnapped a young child!
ORDER # S413-66 $18-90 ISBN 9780765334428
Videssos Cycle: Volume One: Misplaced Legion
and Emperor for the Legion: Harry Turtledove
In a duel for survival, the Roman military tribune Marcus Aemilius Scaurus raises his sword, blessed by a Druid priest, against a Celtic chieftain, who brandishes a blade of his own. At the moment the weapons touch, Marcus and his legion find themselves under a strange night sky, full of unfamiliar stars, where Rome and Gaul are unknown. They are in an outpost of the embattled Empire of Videssos - a world that will test their skill and courage as no soldiers have ever been tested before. In the capital of Videssos, a coward and betrayer has seized the throne. There, behind great walls that have always made the city impregnable to storm or siege, he rules with the aid of dark sorcery. Overthrowing him seems impossible and the imperial army has already fled in panic from the savage victors. But there is no panic in the legion. Now Marcus Scaurus leads his men through the chaos and enemy hordes in search of winter quarters, to regroup and do the unthinkable: take the untakeable city.
ORDER # S413-67 $23-90 ISBN 9780345542588
|Under the Hill:
Dogfighters: Alex Beecroft
Kidnapped by the faerie queen, Ben is confronted with his own supernatural heritage, a royal family and a lover he doesn't remember. His first instinct is to turn his back on them all and get back to Earth. Compared to this, Chris and his wacky cohorts seem almost - normal. Back on Earth, Chris Gatrell is having trouble convincing the police that he didn't do away with Ben and hide the body. Determined not to lose another sweetheart to the elves' treachery, he presses his motley crew of ghost hunters to steal a Mosquito bomber and prays the ghosts of his WWII crew will carry them through the portal to Ben's rescue. Meanwhile, Chris's elf-trapped WWII love, Geoff, has a dragon and he's not afraid to use it. If only he could be entirely sure which of the elf queens is the real enemy - the one whose army is poised to take back planet Earth for elf-kind.
ORDER # S413-68 $17-90 ISBN 9781619210554
Blood and Bone (Malazan Empire):
In the western sky the bright emerald banner of the Visitor descends like a portent of annihilation. On the continent of Jacuruku, the Thaumaturgs have mounted yet another expedition to tame the neighboring wild jungle. Yet this is no normal wilderness. It is called Himatan, and it is said to be half of the spirit-realm and half of the earth. And it is said to be ruled by a powerful entity whom some name the Queen of Witches, and some a goddess: the ancient Ardata. Saeng grew up knowing only the rule of the magus Thaumaturgs - but it was the voices out of that land's forgotten past that she listened to. And when her rulers mount an invasion of the neighboring jungle, those voices send her and her brother on a desperate mission.
ORDER # S413-69 $22-90 ISBN 9780765330017
Zippo: A Dark Futuristic Novel: Mathieu
Caught up in a world of chaos, Nuovo Kahid struggles to remember the details of one fateful night before it's all too late in this gripping political thriller. In a North American city in the near future, a great economic summit is getting under way, and Kahid is the journalist assigned to cover it. Meanwhile, Villanueva, a crumbling modern city rife with corruption, is falling into ruin as a meteor makes its way towards Earth.
ORDER # S413-70 $18-90 ISBN 9781550963120
Crusoe and Other Stories: John Varley
This stellar collection by John Varley contains eleven provocative, utterly distinctive stories and novellas. None of them are currently available in any other book. Some have been unavailable in any form for twenty-five years or more. The result is a publishing event that no admirer of Varley - or of first-rate imaginative fiction - can afford to miss. The bulk of these stories comprise what the author calls a 'Grand Tour of the Solar System,' moving from one thoroughly imagined setting to another with deceptive ease. 'The Funhouse Effect' is a tale of mystery, intrigue, and illusion that takes place on a mechanized comet moving toward the sun s corona. 'Retrograde Summer' is an account of gender reversals and family secrets set against the radically unstable backdrop of Mercury. 'Bagatelle' pits a recurring Varley character - Police Chief Anna-Louise Bach - against a living bomb that threatens to devastate Luna's Dresden City. Other stories range from Venus ('In the Bowl') to an underground 'disneyland' on Pluto ('Good-Bye, Robinson Crusoe') to the unexplored reaches of deep space ('The Black Hole Passes').
ORDER # S413-71 $48-90 ISBN 9781596065284
Antiagon Fire (Imager Portfolio): Modesitt, L. E.
The hard-won battles fought in Imager's Battalion have earned Quaeryt a promotion to commander, as well as an assignment to convince the Pharsi High Council in the nation of Khel to submit to Lord Bhayar's rule, which is key to Bhayar's ambition to unite all of Solidar. Joined by his pregnant wife Vaelora, who is also Bhayar's sister, Quaeryt leads an army and a handful of imagers deeper into the hostile lands once held by the tyrannical Rex Kharst, facing stiff-necked High Holders, attacks by land and sea - including airborne fire launched by hostile imagers from the land of Antiago - and a mysterious order of powerful women who seem to recognize the great destiny that awaits Quareyt and Vaelora, as well as the cost of achieving it.
ORDER # S413-72 $33-90 ISBN 9780765334572
(The Early Jack Vance: 03): Jack Vance
Even as he wrote tales set in the far future of his acclaimed Dying Earth, even as he produced mysteries and suspense stories of a much less fanciful kind, Jacks determined quest to become a 'million words a year' man saw him ranging a universe criss-crossed with busy interstellar highways: a network of flourishing trade and tourist routes leading to new frontiers, far-flung colonies, alien worlds, with ample room for exotic races, travelers, traders and scoundrels, even space pirates, ample opportunity for grand schemes of every kind. Magic Highways gathers sixteen of those early space adventures from that exciting first decade, spanning the years 1946 to 1956. In these frequently inventive, often surprising space operas, Jack takes us to vivid destinations along the vast interstellar highways of a future where anything is possible.
ORDER # S413-73 $48-90 ISBN 9781596065604
Awakening (Hell Hole Trilogy): Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson
In this exhiliarting sequel to Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson's Hellhole, the stakes on planet Hallholme have been raised to new heights. After declaring his independence from the corrupt Constellation, rebel General Adolphus knows the crackdown is coming. Now he needs to pull together the struggling Hellhole colony, the ever-expanding shadow-Xayan settlement, and his connections with the other Deep Zone worlds. Even then, he doubts his desperate measures will be enough. Diadem Michella Duchenet has collected a huge space fleet led by Commodore Escobar Hallholme, son of the hero who originally defeated Adolphus. They expect resistance from the General's rebels, but who could possibly stand up to such a mighty fleet?
ORDER # S413-74 $33-90 ISBN 9780765322708
Raybould Marsh, one of "our" Britain's best spies, has travelled to another Earth in a desperate attempt to save at least one timeline from the Cthulhu-like monsters who have been observing our species from space and have already destroyed Marsh's timeline. In order to accomplish this, he must remove all traces of the supermen that were created by the Nazi war machine and caused the specters from outer space to notice our planet in the first place. His biggest challenge is the mad seer Greta, one of the most powerful of the Nazi creations, who has sent a version of herself to this timeline to thwart Marsh. Why would she stand in his way? Because she has seen that in all the timelines she dies and she is determined to stop that from happening, even if it means destroying most of humanity in the process. And Marsh is the only man who can stop.
ORDER # S413-75 $32-90 ISBN 9780765321527
|Prophet of Bones:
Paul Carlson, a brilliant young scientist, is summoned from his laboratory job to the remote Indonesian island of Flores to collect DNA samples from the ancient bones of a strange, new species of tool user unearthed by an archaeological dig. The questions the find raises seem to cast doubt on the very foundations of modern science, which has proven the world to be only 5,800 years old, but before Paul can fully grapple with the implications of his find, the dig is violently shut down by paramilitaries. Paul flees with two of his friends, yet within days one has vanished and the other is murdered in an attack that costs Paul an eye, and very nearly his life.
ORDER # S413-76 $33-90 ISBN 9780805096170
|Star Wars: The
Blue Prints: J. W. Rinzler
Star Wars: The Blueprints brings together the original technical
drawings from deep within the Lucasfilm Archives. Combined with
insightful commentary from best-selling author J. W. Rinzler, the
collection maps in precise, vivid, and intricate detail the very genesis
of one of the most enduring and beloved stories to appear onscreen.
ORDER # S413-77 $110-90 ISBN 9781611097962
Thing That Awaits Us All: Laird Barron
Over the course of two award-winning collections and a critically acclaimed novel, The Croning, Laird Barron has arisen as one of the strongest and most original literary voices in modern horror and the dark fantastic. Melding supernatural horror with hardboiled noir, espionage, and a scientific backbone, Barron's stories have garnered critical acclaim and have been reprinted in numerous year's best anthologies and nominated for multiple awards, including the Crawford, International Horror Guild, Shirley Jackson, Theodore Sturgeon, and World Fantasy awards. Barron returns with his third collection, The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All. Collecting interlinking tales of sublime cosmic horror, including "Blackwood's Baby," "The Carrion Gods in Their Heaven," and "The Men from Porlock," The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All delivers enough spine-chilling horror to satisfy even the most jaded reader.
ORDER # S413-78 $33-90 ISBN 9781597804677
Guardian: Campbell, Jack.
Admiral Geary's First Fleet of the Alliance has survived the journey deep into unexplored interstellar space, a voyage that led to the discovery of new alien species, including a new enemy and a possible ally. Now Geary's mission is to ensure the safety of the Midway Star System, which has revolted against the Syndicate Worlds empire - an empire that is on the brink of collapse. To complicate matters further, Geary also needs to return safely to Alliance space not only with representatives of the Dancers, an alien species, but also with Invincible, a captured warship that could possibly be the most valuable object in human history. Despite the peace treaty that Geary must adhere to at all costs, the Syndicate Worlds regime threatens to make the fleet's journey back gruelling and perilous.
ORDER # S413-81 $32-90 ISBN 9780425260500
|Dead Ever After
(Sookie Stackhouse: 13): Harris, Charlaine
Sookie Stackhouse finds it easy to turn down the request of former barmaid Arlene when she wants her job back at Merlotte's. After all, Arlene tried to have Sookie killed. But her relationship with Eric Northman is not so clearcut. He and his vampires are keeping their distance - and a cold silence. And when Sookie learns the reason why, she is devastated. Then a shocking murder rocks Bon Temps, and Sookie is arrested for the crime. But the evidence against Sookie is weak, and she makes bail. Investigating the killing, she'll learn that what passes for truth in Bon Temps is only a convenient lie. What passes for justice is more spilled blood. And what passes for love is never enough.
ORDER # S413-82 $33-90 ISBN 9781937007881
03): Flint, Eric
Madeline Fathom had miraculously landed the crippled Nebula Storm on Europa. She joined on that frozen moon of Jupiter the stranded crewmembers of the ill-fated EU vessel Odin. The Nebula Storm's reactor was ruined in the landing, the Odin's shuttle can't make the trip back home, and the only vessel that could have make the journey to save them has just been destroyed by a renegade crewman, bad luck, and the remorseless forces of nature. But Madeline, Helen Sutter, A.J. Baker and the team have one card left to play. All they have to do is survive lethal radiation, vacuum, and ice as hard as steel while they figure out how to make Nebula Storm fly again. But even as they prepare to make the journey home, Europa has one more discovery waiting for them - a discovery that might be the deadliest trap in the Solar System!
ORDER # S413-83 $31-90 ISBN 9781451638967
Falling Night (Shadowspawn: 03): Stirling, S. M.
She's back! Near-purebred home nocturnus Adrian Brézé and his human mate, Ellen, thought they had dealt with his twin sister, Adrienne. In fact, they thought she was dead. But she survived and now leads a faction of the Shadowspawn - the ancient, shape-shifting, blood-drinking breed who secretly control the world - that wants to leave just enough of the human race alive to satisfy their hunger and serve their needs. She has nothing but hatred and contempt for her brother, who remains on the side of humanity, fighting with the Brotherhood against the Shadowspawn. To defeat him, she has suborned his mentor - the greatest warrior of the Brotherhood. The man thinks he's bringing a weapon to the Council of Shadows that will wipe out the Shadowspawn's leaders. In truth, his actions will make Adrienne demon-goddess of the world - unless Adrian and Ellen can turn him back in time.
ORDER # S413-84 $33-90 ISBN 9780451464514
|The Fall of
Arthur: Tolkien, J. R. R.
The Fall of Arthur was one of several long narrative poems that he abandoned in that period. In this case he evidently began it in the earlier nineteen-thirties, and it was sufficiently advanced for him to send it to a very perceptive friend who read it with great enthusiasm at the end of 1934 and urgently pressed him 'You simply must finish it!' But in vain: he abandoned it, at some date unknown, though there is some evidence that it may have been in 1937, the year of the publication of The Hobbit and the first stirrings of The Lord of the Rings. Years later, in a letter of 1955, he said that 'he hoped to finish a long poem on The Fall of Arthur'; but that day never came. Associated with the text of the poem, however, are many manuscript pages: a great quantity of drafting and experimentation in verse, in which the strange evolution of the poem's structure is revealed, together with narrative synopses and very significant if tantalising notes. In these latter can be discerned clear if mysterious associations of the Arthurian conclusion with The Silmarillion, and the bitter ending of the love of Lancelot and Guinevere, which was never written.
ORDER # S413-85 $31-90 ISBN 9780544115897
(Silver: 02): Held, Rhiannon.
Andrew Dare has found his mate in Silver, but they haven't found the pack they can call home. Some of his old friends think he should return and challenge Roanoke for leadership of all the werewolf packs on the East Coast. But Andrew has baggage - his violent history with the packs of Spain and the rumors of his lack of control. And then there's Silver - the werewolf who has lost her wild self to a monster's assault, and who can no longer shift forms. But perhaps together they can overcome all the doubters. The second book in this wonderful urban fantasy series plunges readers into the world of the shape-shifter packs who live hidden among us.
ORDER # S413-86 $31-90 ISBN 9780765330383
Division: Scalzi, John.
The people of Earth now know that the human Colonial Union has kept them ignorant of the dangerous universe around them. For generations the CU had defended humanity against hostile aliens, deliberately keeping Earth an ignorant backwater and a source of military recruits. Now the CU's secrets are known to all. Other alien races have come on the scene and formed a new alliance - an alliance against the Colonial Union. And they've invited the people of Earth to join them. For a shaken and betrayed Earth, the choice isn't obvious or easy. Against such possibilities, managing the survival of the Colonial Union won't be easy, either. It will take diplomatic finesse, political cunning - and a brilliant "B Team," centered on the resourceful Lieutenant Harry Wilson, that can be deployed to deal with the unpredictable and unexpected things the universe throws at you when you're struggling to preserve the unity of the human race.
ORDER # S413-87 $32-90 ISBN 9780765333513
|The Golem and the
Jinni: Wecker, Helene.
In The Golem and the Jinni, a chance meeting between mythical beings takes readers on a dazzling journey through cultures in turn-of-the-century New York. Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life to by a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic and dies at sea on the voyage from Poland. Chava is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York harbor in 1899. Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire born in the ancient Syrian desert, trapped in an old copper flask, and released in New York City, though still not entirely free
ORDER # S413-88 $32-90 ISBN 9780062110831
|Tunnel Out of
Death: Nasir, Jamil.
Heath Ransom, former police psychic turned machine enhanced "endovoyant" private investigator, is hired to find the consciousness of the rich and comatose Margaret Biel and return it to her body. Tracking her through the etheric world, he comes upon a strange and terrifying object that appears to be a tear in the very fabric of reality. He falls into it - and into an astonishing metaphysical shadow-play. For Margaret is a pawn in a war between secret, ruthless government agencies and a nonhuman entity known only as "Amphibian." Their battlefield is a multi-level reality unlike anything humankind has ever imagined. When Heath learns to move back and forth between two different versions of his life, and begins to realize that everyone around him may be a super-realistic android, that is only the beginning of a wholesale deconstruction of reality that threatens more than his sanity.
ORDER # S413-89 $32-90 ISBN 9780765306111
Shadow (Labyrinths of Echo: 04): Frei, Max
The Stranger's Shadow continues the adventures of Sir Max - the one-time loser who now heads the Minor Secret Investigative Force - as he hunts down trespassing monsters and investigates the use of illegal magic in the supernatural world of Echo. Joining Max on his adventures are Sir Melifaro, Sir Juffin Hully, Sir Kofa Yox, and a bizarre cast of otherworldly characters. When people begin to die in Echo, Max must travel to the Dark Side of Echo to destroy the Lonely Shadow - shadows of the dead. But defeating the Lonely Shadow isn't the end - someone has been using the shadows to attack Echo, which will lead the redoubtable Max into a realm of unparalleled danger.
ORDER # S413-90 $33-90 ISBN 9781468300277
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