On the eve of a secret military operation, an assassin's bullet strikes President Seth Jerrison. He is rushed to the hospital, where surgeons struggle to save his life - and where Professor Ranjip Singh is experimenting with a device that can erase traumatic memories. Then a terrorist bomb detonates. In the operating room, the president suffers cardiac arrest. He has a near-death experience - but the memories that flash through Jerrison's mind are not his own. The electromagnetic pulse generated by the bomb amplified and scrambled Professor Singh's equipment, allowing a random group of people to access one another's minds. One of those people can retrieve the President Jerrison's memories - including classified information regarding the upcoming military mission, which, if revealed, could cost countless lives. But the task of determining who has switched memories with whom is a daunting one - particularly when some of the people involved have reason to lie.
ORDER # S313-1 $12-90 ISBN 9780425256527
Rage of the Dragon (Dragonships of Vindras):
Skylan Ivorson is the gods-chosen Chief of all Vindras clans. But the gods from whom the Vindrasi draw their earth-dwelling power are besieged by a new generation of gods challenging them for the powers of creation. The only way to stop these brash interlopers lies within the Five Bones of the Vektia Dragon - which have been lost for generations. With the Gods of the New Dawn amassing a vast army, Skylan finds allies in former enemies. They must sail the Sea of Tears into the Forbidden Empire of the Cyclops to implement a cunning yet delicate plan that risks Skylan's life and leadership at every corner. But a new enemy lies deep in the sea, one who draws upon powers never harnessed by land dwellers.
ORDER # S313-2 $12-90 ISBN 9780765359261
|Of Shadow Born
(Shadow World): Dianne Sylvan
Spread throughout the dark corners of our world lies the Shadow World, a society of vampires who feed off the living. In Austin, Texas, one woman must rise from the ashes of tragedy and confront an ancient evil before it destroys everything she holds dear. After a heartrending night of loss and blood, Miranda Grey-Solomon, vampire Queen of the South, now stands in the ruins of her life determined to pick up the pieces and move on. David, her husband and Prime, is missing and presumed dead, and Miranda is lost without her soul mate by her side. But she has little time to grieve as enemies both old and new emerge to test her yet again. Between vampires trying to take advantage of a Queen without a Prime, incursions by a mysterious organization of humans calling themselves the Order of the Morningstar, and the continuing threat from those within the Shadow World who have already tried to destroy her, Miranda and her allies are running out of places to turn. In order to save her territory and the ones she loves, Miranda must look to the ancient past, to the first days of the vampire race, and uncover secrets about the Signets that could change the course of history.
ORDER # S313-3 $12-90 ISBN 9780425259801
Imager Portfolio): L. E. Modesitt
The thrilling follow-up to Scholar - in which, after discovering a coup attempt and preventing a bloody civil war, Quaeryt was appointed princeps of Tilbor - begins a new episode in the young Imager's life. Now second only to the governor, and still hiding his powers as an Imager, Quaeryt is enjoying his new position, as well as his marriage to Lord Bhayar's youngest sister, Vaelora, when a volcanic eruption devastates the old capital of Telaryn. He and his wife are dispatched to Extela, Telaryn's capitol city, to replace the governor killed in the eruption. Quaeryt and Vaelora must restore order to a city filled with chaos and corruption, and do so quickly. The regiment under his command must soon depart to bolster Telaryn's border defenses against a neighboring ruler who sees the volcanic devastation as an opportunity for invasion and conquest.
ORDER # S313-4 $13-90 ISBN 9780765368379
|Solaris Rising 2:
The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction: Whates Ian
Having re-affirmed Solaris's proud reputation for producing high quality science fiction antologies in the first volume, Solaris Rising 2 is the next collection in this exciting series. Featuring stories by Allan Steele, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Kim Lakin-Smith, Paul Cornell, Eugie Foster, Nick Harkaway, Nancy Kress, Kay Kenyon, James Lovegrove, Robert Reed, Mercurio D. Rivera, Norman Spinrad, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Liz Williams, Vandana Singh, Martin Sketchley, and more. These stories are guaranteed to surprise, thrill and delight, and maintain our mission to demonstrate why science fiction remains the most exiting, varied and inspiring of all fiction genres. In Solaris Rising we showed both the quality and variety that modern science fiction can produce. In Solaris Rising 2, we'll be taking that much, much further.
ORDER # S313-5 $13-90 ISBN 9781781080887
Group Thrillers): David L. Golemon
In 1887, the British Empire contracted brilliant American professor Lawrence Ambrose to create a mutant gene - and turn an ordinary man into an aggressive fighting machine. But all too quickly, Ambrose was found to be behind a streak of vicious murders, and in a cover-up of massive proportions, Queen Victoria gave an order to have the project, and Ambrose, terminated. Thus the legend of Jack the Ripper was born. The killings stopped as suddenly as they had begun, though not because Ambrose was caught. Instead, he escaped and returned to America, where he and his work faded into history - until 2012, when a raid against a Mexican drug lord uncovers a small cache of antiquated notebooks that appear to have belonged to the mad genius. Enter Col. Jack Collins and the Event Group, who are desperate to put a stop to one of history's most notorious enemies. Or die trying.
ORDER # S313-6 $12-90 ISBN 9781250025401
|Gears of War: The
Slab: Karen Traviss
Ten years after Emergence Day, as the Locust Horde advances on humanity's last defended area - Ephyra - in a bloody war that has seen billions die, Marcus Fenix does the unthinkable: he defies orders and abandons his post during a critical battle in a bid to rescue his father, weapons scientist Adam Fenix. But Adam is buried in the rubble during a ferocious assault on the Fenix mansion, and Ephyra falls to the enemy. Marcus, grieving for a father everyone believes is dead, is sentenced to forty years in the Coalition of Ordered Government's brutal maximum security prison, known simply as the Slab. But Adam is very much alive, snatched from the destruction by the elite Onyx Guard on Chairman Richard Prescott's orders. He's now a long way from home and in a prison of his own - a COG doomsday bunker on the tropical island of Azura, a place hidden from the rest of Sera since the Pendulum Wars. As Adam struggles to find redemption in his comfortable island jail, Marcus seeks his own atonement in the squalid, closed world within the Slab's granite walls, finding unexpected kinship among Sera's most dangerous criminals - and a way to carry on his personal war against the Locust.
ORDER # S313-7 $14-90 ISBN 9781439184080
John Grimes Saga: Bertram Chandler
The #3 mass market edition of the classic science fiction of A. Bertram Chandler's John Grimes books, with multiple interrelated stories and two full novels in this renowned SF saga. Pipe-smoking, action-loving spaceship commander John Grimes (think Captain Kirk with more of a navy, salty attitude) retires from heroic days in Earth's space navy to become a merchant captain extraordinaire and a force to reckon with on the galactic frontier. Includes an astounding (as in, mostly published in Astounding and Analog by legendary editor John W. Campbell) cornucopia of Grimes novels bringing together all previous Commodore Grimes tales in Star Courier, To Keep the Ship, Matilda's Stepchildren, Star Loot.
ORDER # S313-8 $12-90 ISBN 9781451638868
The Gift of Fire / On the Head of a Pin: Two
Short Novels from Crosstown to Oblivion: Walter Mosley
The Gift of Fire: Prometheus was punished by the gods for giving man the gift of fire - and setting humankind on its course of knowledge. For making men as powerful as gods, Prometheus was bound to a rock; every day his body was devoured by a giant eagle. But here, those chains cease, and Prometheus walks from that immortal prison into present-day South Central Los Angeles. On the Head of a Pin: Joshua and Ana are working at Jennings-Tremont Enterprises when they make an incredible discovery. JTE is developing advanced animatronics editing techniques to create movies indistinguishable from live action. But one night Joshua and Ana discover something lingering in the rendered footage - an entity that will lead them into an age beyond the reality they have come to know.
ORDER # S313-9 $12-90 ISBN 9780765367976
|The Good the Bad
and the Infernal: Guy Adams
Every one hundred years a town appears. From a small village in the peaks of Tibet to a gathering of mud huts in the jungles of South American, it can take many forms. It exists for twenty-four hours then vanishes once more, but for that single day it contains the greatest miracle a man could imagine: a doorway to Heaven. It is due to appear on the 21st September 1889 as a ghost town in the American Midwest. When it does there are many who hope to be there: traveling preacher Obeisance Hicks and his simple messiah, a brain-damaged Civil War veteran; Henry and Harmonium Jones and their freak show pack of outlaws; the Brothers of Ruth and their sponsor Lord Forset (inventor of the Forset Thunderpack and other incendiary modes of personal transport); finally, an aging gunslinger who lost his wings at the very beginning of creation and wants nothing more than to settle old scores.
ORDER # S313-10 $12-90 ISBN 9781781080894
|Dog and Dragon
(Dragon's Ring): Dave Freer
Lyonesse: a world formed with a magic so deep that it takes a true king to hold its parts inbalance. Yet there is no king on thethrone, and a dark power struggle is underway between an ancient sorceress withher shadow army of destruction and the human subjects of Lyonesse's power-madwizard. The only spark of hope is a prophecy that tells of a Defender who willone day come and set things to right. Young Meb, flung from her dragon-ruled homeland in anotherplane of existence into Lyonesse, doesn't think she's been called to be anykind of Defender. And she certainlyisn't happy when she's immediately embroiled in the deadly power plots of thelocal royals. But Meb also happens to bean adept at the universe-folding skill of Planomancy, trained by a world-walking troubleshooter of themultiverse, the great Dragon Fionn himself - a dragon who is desperatelysearching for Meb, whom he's come to love. Accompanying Fionn is Dileas, Meb's pet and the most loyal magic sheepdog in a thousand universes. If anyonecan track Meb across time and space, Dileas can.
ORDER # S313-11 $12-90 ISBN 9781451638851
(Curse of the Templars: 03): Claire Ashgrove
When archaeologist Chloe Broussard accepts the contract to lead a dig in Ornes, France, she has no idea she will uncover the Veil of Veronica. When she does, she discovers a danger far greater than the demonic presence stalking her at night. Azazel wants her, as well as the Veronica, and his chosen minion is her brother. Her hope lies with immortal Templar Knight Lucan. Her life depends on oaths she knows nothing about. For countless centuries, Lucan of Seacourt has lived with the knowledge that his brother killed their family. Now, as Azazel's darkness eats away at his soul, old betrayal stirs suspicion. He trusts no one. Not even the seraph who can heal his dying spirit. With the fate of the Almighty hanging in the balance, Lucan must find faith in something more terrifying than the dark lord's creations. He must learn to believe his heart.
ORDER # S313-12 $12-90 ISBN 9780765367600
|Kitty Rocks the
House (Kitty Norville): Carrie Vaughn
On the heels of Kitty's return from London, a new werewolf shows up in Denver, one who threatens to split the pack by challenging Kitty's authority at every turn. The timing could not be worse; Kitty needs all the allies she can muster to go against the ancient vampire, Roman, if she's to have any hope of defeating his Long Game. But there's more to this intruder than there seems, and Kitty must uncover the truth, fast. Meanwhile, Cormac pursues an unknown entity wreaking havoc across Denver; and a vampire from the Order of St. Lazaurus tempts Rick with the means to transform his life forever.
ORDER # S313-13 $12-90 ISBN 9780765368676
Original Series: Weight of Worlds: Greg Cox
No Picture Available
An original novel set in the universe of Star Trek: The Original Series! Kirk, Spock, and Sulu must protect the remote Federation colony of Ephrata from the dreaded Coven - beings from another galaxy who are seeking starships much like the Enterprise to spread from world to world, opening gateways between dimensions to eventually conquer the entire Federation.
ORDER # S313-14 $12-90 ISBN 9781476702834
Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley
Davidson): Darynda Jones
Sometimes being the grim reaper really is, well, grim. And since Charley's last case went so awry, she has taken a couple of months off to wallow in the wonders of self-pity. But when a woman shows up on her doorstep convinced someone is trying to kill her, Charley has to force herself to rise above - or at least get dressed. It becomes clear something is amiss when everyone the woman knows swears she's insane. But the more they refute the woman's story, the more Charley believes it. In the meantime, the sexy, sultry son of Satan, Reyes Farrow, is out of prison and out of Charley's life, as per her wishes and several perfectly timed death threats. But his absence has put a serious crimp in her sex life. While there are other things to consider, like the fact that the city of Albuquerque has been taken hostage by an arsonist, Charley is having a difficult time staying away. Especially when it looks like Reyes may be involved.
ORDER # S313-15 $12-90 ISBN 9781250025371
|1636: The Kremlin
Games (The Ring of Fire): Eric Flint
1636. Grantville has bounced back and established its new mission and identity, but it seems some have been left behind - people like Bernie Zeppi, courageous in the battle, but unable to figure out what to do with himself in a world that's utterly changed. Then Russian emissary Vladimir Gorchacov arrives in Grantville and hires Bernie to journey to Moscow and bring the future to a Russia mired in slavish serfdom and byzantine imperial plots. Bernie jumps at the chance. He figures it to be an easy gig, complete with high pay and hot-and-cold running women. But one thing Bernie hasn't counted on is the chance to find his purpose in Mother Russia, from fighting the needless death of children from typhoid to building the first dirigible in Russian history. And then there's love. Just as Bernie realizes his feeling for a certain Russian noblewoman may have gone way beyond respect, he finds them both enmeshed in the deadly politics of Kremlin power struggles.
ORDER # S313-16 $12-90 ISBN 9781451638905
|Wrath of the
Titans: Minotaur: C. W. Cooke
Just in time for the big blockbuster from Warner Bros, Wrath of the Titans Classics. The new hit series continues to roll on, telling the story of Perseus. Thrill at his adventures as he fights alongside Jason against the skeleton army, and watch as he travels to the maze of the minotaur. As his journey continues, will he be able to find his way through the treacherous maze without the help of his trust sidekick, Bubo? Find out here and only here!
ORDER # S313-17 $12-90 ISBN 9781467502672
Black Feathers: Joseph D' Lacey
Black Feathers is a modern fantasy set in two epochs: the Black Dawn, a time of environmental apocalypse, and generations into the future in its aftermath, the Bright Day. In each era, a child undertakes a perilous journey to find a dark messiah known as The Crowman. In their hands lies the fate of the planet as they attempt to discover whether The Crowman is our saviour - or the final incarnation of evil.
ORDER # S313-18 $12-90 ISBN 9780857663450
Deadly Sting (Elemental Assassin):
The eighth hotly anticipated book in the Elemental Assassin series by New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Estep: it's Gin Blanco's party - and you'll cry if she wants you to. Against her better judgment, Gin is coerced into attending a high society gala with the rest of Ashland's elite underworld. On display: the priceless art collection of her deceased nemesis, Mab Monroe, and an excess of crime boss swagger. While not comfortable in her fancy attire, Gin gets vastly more interested in the evening's events when a group of thieves bursts in and tries to seize the valuable, dangerous gems. Facing a Die Hard-esque scenario in which she must free hostage partygoers while herself trapped in the museum, things get a little bit messy when the bloodshed begins. Let's just say that Gin should have chosen the red gown.
ORDER # S313-19 $12-90 ISBN 9781451688993
Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood,
Book 12): Charlaine Harris
Felipe de Castro, the vampire King of Louisiana (and Arkansas and Nevada), is in town. It's the worst possible time for a human body to show up in Eric Northman's front yard - especially the body of a woman whose blood he just drank. Now it's up to Sookie and Bill, the official Area Five investigator, to solve the murder. Sookie thinks that, at least this time, the dead girl's fate has nothing to do with her. But she is wrong. She has an enemy, one far more devious than she would ever suspect, who's set out to make Sookie's world come crashing down.
ORDER # S313-20 $12-90 ISBN 9780425256381
Crave the Darkness: Shaede Assassin:
Nothing comes easy for Darian. Her heightened powers make her indispensable to the Shaede Nation, but dangerous missions have driven her lover, Tyler, to his breaking point. Darian must salvage their bond, but a new assignment to protect Anya - a fellow Shaede and the first of their kind to become pregnant in centuries - stands in the way. It doesn't help that the two Shaedes are longtime rivals and share nothing besides mutual hatred. But when it becomes clear that someone - or something - is bent on destroying the expectant mother and her unborn child, Darian must put her feelings aside and track down Anya's would-be assassin. As she probes into Anya's past, Darian digs up long-buried secrets - and a startling connection between Tyler and the mission that could destroy everything between them.
ORDER # S313-21 $12-90 ISBN 9780451239556
Blood Trade (Jane Yellowrock: 06):
Jane Yellowrock is a shape-shifting skinwalker who's always up for a fight - even if it means putting her life on the line. The Master of Natchez, Mississippi has a nasty problem on his hands. Rogue vampires - those who follow the Naturaleza and believe that humans should be nothing more than prey to be hunted - are terrorizing his city. Luckily, he knows the perfect skinwalker to call in to take back the streets. But what he doesn't tell Jane is that there's something different about these vamps. Something that makes them harder to kill - even for a pro like Jane. Now, her simple job has turned into a fight to stay alive - and to protect the desperately ill child left in her care.
ORDER # S313-22 $12-90 ISBN 9780451465061
|After Earth: A
Perfect Beast: Friedman, Michael
After their exodus from Earth, the last humans settled a remote planet, Nova Prime. When an alien force known as the Skrel descended from the skies, the United Rangers Corps, an elite defense unit, valiantly resisted. Centuries passed without an attack, and many colonists believed that, with other security measures in place, the resources devoted to maintaining their military strength would be better spent elsewhere. Little did they know that trouble was coming to Nova Prime - and it had a taste for blood. The latest in a long line of decorated warriors, Conner Raige is one of the Rangers' most promising young cadets, although his brash confidence and tendency to act on instinct have earned him as many skeptics as admirers. Conner's ancestors were on the front lines of humanity's victory against the Skrel. But when a deadly ground war breaks out, Conner's up against an entirely different beast - because, this time, the Skrel have brought a secret weapon: ferocious killing machines designed to eliminate humanity from Nova Prime - and the universe.
ORDER # S313-23 $12-90 ISBN 9780345540546
Falling Blind (Sentinel Wars: 07):
A beautiful, independent Theronai, Rory Rainey knows that her attempts to be a warrior are futile - unless she can stop the demonic visions that torment her. Determined to be free, Rory sets out to find the mysterious guardian who can cure her, before she loses her sight - or her life. But Rory's journey brings its own dangers when she is attacked by a pack of Synestryn sent by the demon lord Raygh. Cornered and desperate, Rory narrowly escapes with the help of a sword-wielding stranger. Cain knows that Rory needs his protection to survive, just as he knows that her power is compatible with his own. And when Rory binds herself to Cain, the warrior knows he will do anything to keep her safe from the threat of the demon lord that pursues her.
ORDER # S313-24 $12-90 ISBN 9780451239723
(Half-Light City: 03): Scott, M. J.
I was raised to do the right thing. But to my family that means staying safe behind the walls of human society. To be a respectable metalmage and never put myself at risk. But the treaty is faltering. And if it fails, nothing is safe. To help save the city and everyone I care about, I will use whatever means I can to ensure the negotiations to renew the treaty are successful - even if that means forging an alliance with a man who is the very opposite of the right thing. Fen is trouble. Wild. He would rather bind himself in iron and drink himself into oblivion than learn to master the visions that come to him. Those visions might just hold the key to peace, and it seems that my power might hold the key to his control - if I can keep it around him.
ORDER # S313-25 $12-90 ISBN 9780451465054
Flashback: Simmons, Dan.
The United States is near total collapse. But 87% of the population doesn't care: they're addicted to flashback, a drug that allows its users to re-experience the best moments of their lives. After ex-detective Nick Bottom's wife died in a car accident, he went under the flash to be with her; he's lost his job, his teenage son, and his livelihood as a result. Nick may be a lost soul but he's still a good cop, so he is hired to investigate the murder of a top governmental advisor's son. This flashback-addict becomes the one man who may be able to change the course of an entire nation turning away from the future to live in the past.
ORDER # S313-26 $14-90 ISBN 9780316006972
Investigations: 02): Hughes, Alex.
As a Level Eight telepath, I am the best police interrogator in the department. But I'm not a cop - I never will be - and my only friend on the force, Homicide Detective Isabella Cherabino, is avoiding me because of a telepathic link I created by accident. And I might not even be an interrogator for much longer. Our boss says unless I pull out a miracle, I'll be gone before Christmas. I need this job, damn it. It's the only thing keeping me sane. Parts for illegal Tech - the same parts used to bring the world to its knees in the Tech Wars sixty years ago - are being hijacked all over the city. Plus Cherbino's longtime nemesis, a cop killer, has resurfaced with a vengeance. If I can stay alive long enough, I just might be able to prove my worth, once and for all.
ORDER # S313-27 $12-90 ISBN 9780451465047
Plague Nation (Ashley Parker: 02):
Having stopped the wave of the undead that swarmed their facility, Ashley Parker and the other wild cards (those immune to the zombie virus) are assaulted by an unknown enemy and forced to travel to a secret laboratory in San Francisco. En route some are killed, while others are kidnapped by their shadowy foe, who seems to use the zombies as a weapon. But the worst is yet to come, as the plague begins to manifest in key locations nationwide. And the truth begins to emerge about the paramilitary society, the Dolofónoi tou Zontanoús Nekroús (DZN).
ORDER # S313-28 $12-90 ISBN 9780857686367
Parry, Joshua Alan.
Scientists James Logan and his wife, Linda, have their dream careers at the world's leading biotech company, GeneFirm, Inc. But their happiness is interrupted by a devastating bio-terrorist attack: a deadly superflu that quickly becomes a global pandemic. The GeneFirm complex goes into lockdown and Linda's research team is sent to high-security underground labs to develop a vaccine. Above ground, James learns that GeneFirm security has been breached and Linda is in danger. To save her he must confront a desperate terrorist, armed government agents, and an invisible killer: Virus Thirteen.
ORDER # S313-29 $12-90 ISBN 9780765369543
|Large Size Paperbacks|
(Celestial Blues: 02): Vicki Pettersson
Griffin Shaw and his wife were both murdered fifty years ago. Now a minor angel, Grif's been granted permission to solve the mystery of his own death - if he helps the Pure angels guide those souls who might otherwise be Lost. Souls like Jeap Yang, a drug addict in his final moments of life. Grif knows that death is coming, but he cannot intervene. However, Grif's mortal lover, reporter Katherine "Kit" Craig, isn't constrained by angelic protocol. If she can stop a death, she will. But as Kit is about to find out, there are things more traumatic and evil than murder. A strange new drug is literally eating tweakers' flesh from their bones, and Kit's crusade to get it off the streets is set to propel her and Grif into a battle with a vicious drug cartel. They'll have to scramble to stay alive, stay together, and choose their own fate - before it's chosen for them.
ORDER # S313-30 $18-90 ISBN 9780062064653
|The Age Atomic:
The Empire State is dying. The Fissure connecting the pocket universe to New York has vanished, plunging the city into a deep freeze and the populace are demanding a return to Prohibition and rationing as energy supplies dwindle. Meanwhile, in 1954 New York, the political dynamic has changed and Nimrod finds his department subsumed by a new group, Atoms For Peace, led by the mysterious Evelyn McHale. As Rad uncovers a new threat to his city, Atoms For Peace prepare their army for a transdimensional invasion. Their goal: total conquest - or destruction - of the Empire State.
ORDER # S313-31 $18-90 ISBN 9780857663146
|The Wreck of the
River of Stars: Michael Flynn
This is a compelling tale of the glory that was. In the days of the great sailing ships, in the mid-twenty-first century, when magnetic sails drew cargo and passengers alike to every corner of the solar system, sailors had the highest status of all spacemen, and the crew of the luxury liner the River of Stars, the highest among all sailors. But development of the Farnsworth fusion drive doomed the sailing ships, and now the River of Stars is the last of its kind, retrofitted with engines, her mast vestigial, her sails unraised for years. An ungainly hybrid, she operates in the late years of the century as a mere tramp freighter among the outer planets, and her crew is a motley group of misfits. Stepan Gorgas is the escapist executive officer who becomes captain. Ramakrishnan Bhatterji is the chief engineer who disdains him. Eugenie Satterwaithe, once a captain herself, is third officer and, for form's sake, sailing master.
ORDER # S313-32 $21-90 ISBN 9780765334190
|The Curve of The
Earth: Simon Morden
Welcome to the Metrozone - post-apocalyptic London of the Future, full of homeless refugees, street gangs, crooked cops and mad cults. Enter Samuil Petrovitch: a Russian émigré with a smart mouth, a dodgy heart and a dodgier past. He's brilliant, selfish, cocky and might just be most unlikely champion a city has ever had. Armed with a genius-level intellect, extensive cybernetic replacements, a built-in AI with god-like capabilities and a plethora of Russian swearwords - he's saved this city from ruin more than once. He's also made a few enemies in the process - Reconstruction America being one of them. So when his adopted daughter Lucy goes missing, he's got a clue who's responsible. And there's no way he can let them get away with it.
ORDER # S313-33 $19-90 ISBN 9780316220064
Seven Kinds of Hell (Fangborn series):
Archaeologist Zoe Miller has been running from a haunting secret her whole life. But when her cousin is abducted by a vicious Russian kidnapper, Zoe is left with only one option: to reveal herself. Unknown to even her closest friends, Zoe is not entirely human. She's a werewolf and a daughter of the "Fangborn," a secretive race of werewolves, vampires, and oracles embroiled in an ancient war against evil. To rescue her cousin, Zoe will be forced to renew family ties and pit her own supernatural abilities against the dark and nefarious foe. The hunt brings Zoe to the edge of her limits, and with the fate of humanity and the Fangborn in the balance, life will be decided by an artifact of world-ending power.
ORDER # S313-34 $18-90 ISBN 9781611097955
Tainted Realm): Ian Irvine
Hightspall is dying. Every year the winters worsen, and the realm's protective magic disappeared with the traitor-king, Lyf, two thousand years ago. Now Lyf is back, bent on wiping Hightspall off the map and rebuilding his ancient land anew. Lyf also killed Tali's mother and now he is hunting Tali, for the master pearl she bears inside her holds the key to saving the realm - or destroying it. Can Tali find Lyf before he tears Hightspall apart? And if she does, can she put aside her quest for vengeance to save her country? Or will Lyf cut the pearl from her and use its magic to plunge her world into perpetual darkness?
ORDER # S313-35 $19-90 ISBN 9780316072854
Stories of Hardware, Software, Wetware, Evolution, and Revolution:
Victoria Blake 16
Cyberpunk writers - serious, smart, and courageous in the face of change - exposed the naiveté of a society rushing headlong into technological unknowns. Technology could not save us, they argued, and it might in fact ruin us. Now, thirty years after The Movement party-crashed the science fiction scene, the cyberpunk reality has largely come to be. The future they imagined is here. 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.
ORDER # S313-36 $19-90 ISBN 9781937163082
|Ashes of Candesce:
Karl Schroeder 17
A world of endless sky, with no land, no gravity: this is Virga. Beginning in the seminal science fiction novel Sun of Suns, the saga of this striking world has introduced us to the people of stubborn pride and resilience who have made Virga their home; but also, always lurking beyond the walls of the world, to the mysterious threat known only as Artificial Nature. In The Sunless Countries, history tutor Leal Hieronyma Maspeth became the first human in centuries to learn the true nature of this threat. Her reward was exile, but now, in Ashes of Candesce, Artificial Nature makes its final bid to destroy Virga, and it is up to Leal to unite the quarrelling clans of her world to fight the threat.
ORDER # S313-37 $20-90 ISBN 9780765324931
|What I Didn't
See: Karen Joy Fowler
New York Times bestseller Karen Joy Fowler writes about John Wilkes Booth's younger brother, a one-winged man, a California cult, and a pair of twins, and she digs into our past, present, and future in the quiet, witty, and incisive way only she can. The sinister and the magical are always lurking just below the surface: for a mother who invents a fairy-tale world for her son in "Halfway People"; for Edwin Booth in "Booth's Ghost," haunted by his fame as "America's Hamlet" and his brother's terrible actions; for Norah, a rebellious teenager facing torture in the World Fantasy and Shirley Jackson Award winner "The Pelican Bar" as she confronts Mama Strong, the sadistic boss of a rehabilitation facility; for the narrator recounting her descent in "What I Didn't See." With clear and insightful prose, Fowler's stories measure the human capacities for hope and despair, brutality and kindness. This collection, which includes two Nebula Award winners and some stories which have been significantly rewritten since first publication, is sure to delight readers, even as it pulls the rug out from underneath them.
ORDER # S313-38 $18-90 ISBN 9781931520485
Eight years after they overthrew Churchill and led Britain into a separate peace with Hitler, the upper-crust families of the "Farthing set" are gathered for a weekend retreat. Among them is estranged Farthing scion Lucy Kahn, who can't understand why her and her husband David's presence was so forcefully requested. Then the country-house idyll is interrupted when the eminent Sir James Thirkie is found murdered - with a yellow Star of David pinned to his chest. Lucy begins to realize that her Jewish husband is about to be framed for the crime - an outcome that would be convenient for altogether too many of the various political machinations underway in Parliament in the coming week. But whoever's behind the murder, and the frame-up, didn't reckon on the principal investigator from Scotland Yard being a man with very private reasons for sympathizing with outcasts and underdogs - and prone to look beyond the obvious as a result.
ORDER # S313-39 $18-90 ISBN 9780765323132
|The Wind Whales
of Ishmael: Philip Jose Farmer
Ishmael, lone survivor of the doomed whaling ship Pequod, falls through a rift in time and space to a future Earth - an Earth of blood-sucking vegetation and a blood-red sun, of barren canyons where once the Pacific Ocean roared. Here too there are whales to hunt - but whales that soar through a dark blue sky. Hugo Award-winner Philip José Farmer spins a fascinating tale of whaling ships and sailors of the sky in a bizarre future world where there are no seas to sail and no safe harbor to call home.
ORDER # S313-40 $15-90 ISBN 9781781162972
Between Two Thorns (Split Worlds 1):
The new season is starting and the Master of Ceremonies is missing. Max, an Arbiter of the Split Worlds Treaty, is assigned with the task of finding him with no one to help but a dislocated soul and a mad sorcerer. There is a witness but his memories have been bound by magical chains only the enemy can break. A rebellious woman trying to escape her family may prove to be the ally Max needs. But can she be trusted? And why does she want to give up eternal youth and the life of privilege she's been born into?
ORDER # S313-41 $18-90 ISBN 9780857663207
David Drake and S. M. Stirling
Contains Raj Whitehall series opening novels The Forge and The Hammer together in one volume. Raj Whitehall was a young noble of the Civil Government, the last remnant of galactic civilization on the planet Bellevue, when he came across an ancient but still functioning Fleet Battle Computer named Center. With Center's vast fund of knowledge and strategic calculating abilities, Raj could defeat the barbarians threatening to engulf the Civil Government, and start Bellevue on the road back to the stars. But the Governor, to whom Raj has sworn absolute loyalty, nourishes a paranoid envy and mistrust that grows with every victory. Can even a battle computer of the Galactic Age be enough to counter the fury of Raj's enemies and the treachery of his "friends"? A young hero overcomes implacable foes to lead a planet fallen into a dark age back to the high point of its lost technological civilization.
ORDER # S313-42 $15-90 ISBN 9781451638776
|The Best Science
Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Vol 7: Jonathan Strahan
Award-winning editor and anthologist Jonathan Strahan has surveyed the expanding universes of modern sf and fantasy to find the brightest stars in today's dazzling literary firmament. From the latest masterworks by the acknowledged titans of the field to fresh visions from exciting new talents, this outstanding collection is a comprehensive showcase for the current state of the art in both science fiction and fantasy. Anyone who wants to know where the future of imaginative short fiction is going, and treat themselves to dozens of unforgettable stories, will find this year's edition of Best Science Fiction and Fantasy to be just what they're looking for!
ORDER # S313-43 $23-90 ISBN 9781597804592
Blooded and Bewildered: Robyn Bachar
One thing stands between Catherine Duquesne and happily-ever-after with her soul mate Lex - her unwanted bond with billionaire vampire Zachary Harrison. Married life is hard enough without adding an uninvited vampire to the mix, and being tied to Zach endangers more than just her relationship. If Zach dies, she dies, and with his new seat on the necromancer council being challenged by older, more powerful masters, his life expectancy is dwindling fast. Vampire politics is only the beginning of Cat's problems. Hunters are stalking magicians, abducting entire families and killing anyone who resists. As the current Titania and Oberon, Cat and Lex must protect their people, but Cat's dark past keeps the victims from seeking their help. Worse, the former Titania's granddaughter wants to oust Cat from the job, believing her vampire ties make her unfit. To break the bond Cat must broker deals with devils on a journey that will take her to hell and back - literally. Freedom comes at a high price, but Cat will risk anything to save her people and her marriage.
ORDER # S313-44 $18-90 ISBN 9781619211117
Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse/True
Blood, Book 11): Charlaine Harris
With her knack for being in trouble's way, Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte's, the bar where she works. Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be two-natured, suspicion falls immediately on the anti-shifters in the area. Sookie suspects otherwise, but her attention is divided when she realizes that her lover, Eric Northman, and his "child" Pam are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master. Gradually, Sookie is drawn into the plot - which is much more complicated than she knows. Caught up once again in the politics of the vampire world, Sookie will learn that she is as much of a pawn as any ordinary human - and that there is a new queen on the board.
ORDER # S313-45 $18-90 ISBN 9780425261156
|Garrett For Hire:
A rich woman hires Garrett to find her missing daughter - or to act as her hitman. In TunFaire, sometimes it's hard to tell the difference, leaving him no choice but to sift through the sex, intrigue, and murder to uncover the truth behind this case. With TunFaire real estate at a premium and prayer palaces at a minimum, the big gods on the block hold a contest: find the "key" to the one temple still available for worship. And when two rival pantheons try to hire Garrett to find it on their behalf, he finds himself facing the wrath of gods. Riots between humans and non-humans have turned TunFaire into a war zone. And when a powerful gang of "human rightists" drag Garrett into the fray, he defends himself with a circle of friends no one would wish on their worst enemy.
ORDER # S313-46 $19-90 ISBN 9780451464958
|The Inner City:
Heuler's stories dart out at what the world is doing and center on how the individual copes with it. Anything is possible: people breed dogs with humans to create a servant class; beneath one great city lies another city, running it surreptitiously; an employee finds that her hair has been stolen by someone intent on getting her job; strange fish fall from trees and birds talk too much; a boy tries to figure out what he can get when the Rapture leaves good stuff behind. Everything is familiar; everything is different. Behind it all, is there some strange kind of design or merely just the chance to adapt? In Heuler's stories, characters cope with the strange without thinking it's strange, sometimes invested in what's going on, sometimes trapped by it, but always finding their own way in.
ORDER # S313-47 $20-90 ISBN 9781927469330
|Eve of Chaos
(Marked): Sylvia Day and S.J. Day
When Evangeline Hollis spent a night of passion with the darkly seductive Alec Cain, she had no idea that she'd be punished for it years later. Branded with the Mark of Cain, Eve was thrust into a life of hunting demons as penance. Living with the Mark - and the two sexy brothers who come with it - was trouble enough. But then Eve ran over Satan's hellhound during training. Now Satan, incensed at the loss of his pet, has put a bounty on Eve's head, and every demon in the country wants to be the one to deliver her. Meanwhile, Eve's formerly insatiable one-night stand is acting distant. Cain says he still wants Eve, and she believes him, but scorching hot sex isn't enough. Not after knowing what it was like to have more. As Cain's role in Eve's life becomes more and more uncertain, Abel doesn't hesitate to step in.
ORDER # S313-48 $18-90 ISBN 9780765337504
|The Death of
Antagonis (Space Marine Battles): David Annandale
The Black Dragons fall upon the world of Antagonis, summoned to combat the plague of undeath that has engulfed the planet. Allying themselves with Inquisitor Werner Lettinger and a force of Sisters of Battle, the Black Dragons endeavour to save the souls of the Imperial citizens who have succumbed to the contagion. But there is more than a mere infection at play - the dread forces of Chaos lie behind the outbreak, and the Black Dragons stand in the way of the Dark Gods' victory.
ORDER # S313-49 $15-90 ISBN 9781849703192
Stealth. Gorgon. Regenerator. Cerberus. Zzzap. The Mighty Dragon. They were heroes, using their superhuman abilities to make Los Angeles a better place. Then the plague of living death spread around the globe. Billions died, civilization fell, and the city of angels was left a desolate zombie wasteland. Now, a year later, the Mighty Dragon and his companions protect a last few thousand survivors in their film-studio-turned-fortress, the Mount. Scarred and traumatized by the horrors they've endured, the heroes fight the armies of ravenous ex-humans at their citadel's gates, lead teams out to scavenge for supplies - and struggle to be the symbols of strength and hope the survivors so desperately need.
ORDER # S313-50 $17-90 ISBN 9780804136570
|Hidden Gates (P.J.
Stone Gates): D.T. Dyllin
The first volume of the P. J Stone Gates trilogy, this paranormal story follows the eponymous P. J Stone, a seer who must choose a suitable mate to continue the seer bloodline. When she finds herself wanting someone who is considered off-limits, P. J. is forced to question everything she believes. And if navigating her love life isn't complicated enough, she finally receives a vision - of a threat to her world that only she can perceive. But no one will believe a fledgling seer's warnings. With nowhere else to turn, she has to decide whether or not to trust a stranger with her life, her world, and maybe even her heart.
ORDER # S313-51 $19-90 ISBN 9780985023058
Warrior of Rome: Book IV: Harry Sidebottom
AD 262 - The Roman imperium is in turmoil after the struggle for the throne. Ephesus, Asia's metropolis, lies in ruins, shattered by a mighty earthquake. Its citizens live in fear as mobs overwhelm the city, baying for blood to avenge the gods who have punished them. At the same time, an even greater threat to the security of the empire advances from the north. The barbaric Goth tribes sail toward Ephesus, determined to pillage the weakened city. Only Ballista, Warrior of Rome, knows the ways of the barbarians - and only he can defeat them. Renowned for their skilled blending of action and historical accuracy, Sidebottom's Warrior of Rome novels take the reader from the shouts of the battlefield to the whisperings of the emperor's inner circle. Rich in detail and punctuated by harrowing action, there's no better way to transport yourself back to the Roman Empire.
ORDER # S313-52 $19-90 ISBN 9781468303407
Stealer: Lee Carroll
Jewelry designer Garet James is the Watchtower - the last in a long line of powerful women sworn to protect the world from evil. Although she had once defeated evil in New York City, her pursuit of her true love, the 400-year-old vampire Will Hughes, has now unleashed an age-old evil onto the modern world, and the entire planet is at risk. Marduk, the ageless descendant of a demonic Babylonian deity, is now loose in Paris. He has joined forces with the villainous John Dee in a plan to destroy the world's economy and plunge the entire world into chaos. To fight this threat, Garet enlists the help of a modern-day band of knights who are dedicated to preserving the sanctity of the timeline. As she and her allies face this threat, new challenges arise in the form of a rival faction of knights who will stop at nothing to bring about the destruction of everything Garet holds dear.
ORDER # S313-53 $22-90 ISBN 9780765325990
|A Few Good Men
(Earth's Revolution): Sarah A. Hoyt
On a near future Earth, Good Man does not mean good at all. Instead, the term signifies a member of the ruling class, and what it takes to become a good man and to hold onto power is downright evil. Now a conspiracy hundreds of years in the making is about to be brought to light when the imprisoned son of the Good Man of Olympic Seacity escapes from his solitary confinement cell and returns to find his father assassinated. But when Luce Keeva attempts to take hold of the reins of power, he finds that not all is as it seems, that a plot for his own imminent murder is afoot - and that a worldwide conflagration looms. It is a war of revolution, and a shadowy group known as the Sons of Liberty may prove to be Luce's only ally in a fight to throw off an evil from the past that has enslaved humanity for generations.
ORDER # S313-54 $18-90 ISBN 9781451638882
|Walking in Fire:
Nawea Bay, a remote Hawaiian paradise, is just the haven Melia Carson needs to escape the chill of heartache. Instead, she finds herself swept up in a tropical heat wave, fueled by her unexpected attraction to a handsome native she meets on a snorkel tour. He's big, powerful, hot enough to melt her defenses - and he's not all he seems. How else could he survive an injury that should have killed him and why does she dream of him garbed in ancient native dress and wreathed in flames? David "Malu" Ho'omalu is on the Big Island to find and destroy a cache of dangerous designer drugs before they can be sold to his people. Fending off amorous female tourists is part of the job, but one look in Melia's blue eyes, and his instincts scream that she is his.
ORDER # S313-55 $18-90 ISBN 9781609289430
A Matter of Blood: Forgotten Gods: Pinborough, Sarah.
London's ruined economy has pushed everyone to the breaking point, and even the police rely on bribes and deals with criminals to survive. Detective Inspector Cass Jones struggles to keep integrity in the police force, but now, two gory cases will test his mettle. A gang hit goes wrong, leaving two schoolboys dead, and a serial killer calling himself the Man of Flies leaves a message on his victims saying "nothing is sacred." Then Cass' brother murders his own family before committing suicide. Cass doesn't believe his gentle brother did it. Yet when evidence emerges suggesting someone killed all three of them, a prime suspect is found - Cass himself. Common links emerge in all three cases, but while Cass is finding more questions than answers, the Man of Flies continues to kill.
ORDER # S313-56 $19-90 ISBN 9780425258460
Tale: McIntosh, Fiona.
Gabe Figaret, an ex-psychologist turned writer, now works in a bookshop in Paris. He lives a quiet life as he attempts to rehabilitate his psyche from the ravages of his past. While he'd prefer to probe his own mind rather than a stranger's, he cannot refuse when Reynard, a doctor and one of his regular customers, asks Gabe to mentor a patient, a mysterious young woman named Angelina. Angelina is shy. She is mute and delusional. At first, she appears to be terrified of Reynard. But Gabe quickly discovers that Angelina is not quite what she seems. As his relationship with the enigmatic Angelina deepens, Gabe's life in Paris becomes increasingly unstable. He senses a presence watching, lurking, following his every move.
ORDER # S313-57 $18-90 ISBN 9780062237309
Dark Tower Companion: A Guide to Stephen
King's Epic Fantasy: Vincent, Bev
The Dark Tower Companion is the ultimate compendium to King's evolving magnum opus, presenting the mythology, history, and geography of this epic fantasy that has captivated generations of readers. Featuring interviews with Stephen King, Ron Howard, Dark Tower expert Robin Furth and others, Bev Vincent reveals The Dark Tower's influential literary origins, examines its connections to the vast majority of King's other novels, explores the expanded universe, catalogs the major characters, locations and concepts, and includes a travel guide to the story's real-world locations, giving fans who have followed Roland's journey - or those who are discovering it for the first time - a fascinating overview of the series and an inside look at the creative process of one of the world's most popular authors.
ORDER # S313-58 $20-90 ISBN 9780451237996
|A Wolf from the
Outlands (The Wolf's Quest): Richard Taylor
Divine boredom presages no good for humankind - and the Old Ones are stirring. An exhausted young warrior reaches the mighty gates of Sainjon, a wild and violent frontier town in the Kingdom of Drumalban. Calidon, son of the murdered Lord of the Outlands, is accused by his power-grasping uncle of the dastardly crime and is forced to flee his native isles. In a waterfront tavern, he encounters a mysterious one-eyed stranger who seems inexplicably aware of his plight and speaks in riddles to him of destinies and doom, fate and friendships. Meanwhile, across the dividing Salif Sea in the kingdom of Roumaigne, a sinister cult of fanatics is gaining control of the capital, Raimar, and fear and persecution reign. Princess Elisande of Roumaigne awakes screaming. She is nightly haunted by blood-soaked visions of murder and sorcery. Even the king seems helpless against this spreading terror and his daughter's erratic behavior is placing her in mortal danger. Only a courageous few work secretly against the growing menace.
ORDER # S313-59 $34-90 ISBN 9781908483508
|An Apple for the
Creature: Charlaine Harris
Includes a never-before-published Sookie Stackhouse story! What could be scarier than the first day of school? How about a crash course in the paranormal from Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner, editors of Home Improvement: Undead Edition? Your worst school nightmares - taking that math test you never studied for, finding yourself naked in school assembly, not knowing which door to enter - will pale in comparison to these thirteen original stories that take academic anxiety to whole new realms.
ORDER # S313-60 $38-90 ISBN 9780425256800
|Star Trek: the
Next Generation: Michael Okuda
A spectacular double-page spread detailing the history of the starship
Enterprise in words and vivid illustrations.
ORDER # S313-61 $22-90 ISBN 9780764166068
|The Cats of
Tanglewood Forest: Charles de Lint
Lillian Kindred spends her days exploring the Tanglewood Forest, a magical, rolling wilderness that she imagines to be full of fairies. The trouble is, Lillian has never seen a wisp of magic in her hills - until the day the cats of the forest save her life by transforming her into a kitten. Now Lillian must set out on a perilous adventure that will lead her through untamed lands of fabled creatures - from Old Mother Possum to the fearsome Bear People - to find a way to make things right. In this whimsical, original folktale written and illustrated throughout in vibrant full color by two celebrated masters of modern fantasy, a young girl's journey becomes an enchanting coming-of-age story about magic, friendship, and the courage to shape one's own destiny.
ORDER # S313-62 $22-90 ISBN 9780316053570
|Star Wars: The
Visual Dictionary: David West Reynolds, James Luceno
From characters like Darth Maul and Yoda, to places like Naboo and Dexter's Diner, to creatures like Jabba the Hutt and Ewoks, Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary chronicles every character, weapon, starship, droid, creature, and alien in the Star Wars universe. The only comprehensive visual guide available - and now with a new, refreshed look - it features more than one thousand stills and digitally rendered pictures, making this the ultimate collector's item for every Star Wars fan.
ORDER # S313-63 $45-90 ISBN 9780756622381
|The Children of
Kings: Darkover: Marion Zimmer Bradley
Although the Terran Federation has departed Darkover due to a nasty interstellar civil war, the planet's location in the galactic arm makes it a prime hideout for smugglers, rebels, and other refugees. When smugglers start arming the warlike Dry Towners with forbidden weapons, Gareth Elhalyn, grandson of Regis Hastur and heir to the throne, takes off on a secret mission to stop them.
ORDER # S313-64 $30-90 ISBN 9780756407971
|Red Planet Blues:
Robert J. Sawyer
Alex Lomax is the one and only private eye working the mean streets of New Klondike, the Martian frontier town that sprang up forty years ago after Simon Weingarten and Denny O'Reilly discovered fossils on the Red Planet. Back on Earth, where anything can be synthesized, the remains of alien life are the most valuable of all collectibles, so shiploads of desperate treasure hunters stampeded to Mars in the Great Martian Fossil Rush. Trying to make an honest buck in a dishonest world, Lomax tracks down killers and kidnappers among the failed prospectors, corrupt cops, and a growing population of transfers - lucky stiffs who, after striking paleontological gold, upload their minds into immortal android bodies. But when he uncovers clues to solving the decades-old murders of Weingarten and O'Reilly, along with a journal that may lead to their legendary mother lode of Martian fossils, God only knows what he'll dig up.
ORDER # S313-65 $31-90 ISBN 9780425256824
The Best of Joe Haldeman: Joe Haldeman &
This first career retrospective of Haldeman's finest work ranges from early tales such as 'Hero' - which instantly earned his reputation and provided the basis for his classic novel The Forever War - to mid-career masterpieces like 'Seasons' and 'The Hemingway Hoax,' his major tribute to a favorite literary godfather, to very recent stories such as 'Sleeping Dogs' and 'Complete Sentence.' Haldeman has provided original story introductions for this new landmark collection. What emerges from The Best of Joe Haldeman is a stunning portrait of a writer who may be more complex and varied than even his most devoted fans suspect. He can build a touching far-future romance from a Shakespeare sonnet ('For White Hill'), depict with ruthless intensity the horrors of war ('Graves'), and ask classic science fictional 'what if' questions worthy of Robert A. Heinlein, to whom Haldeman has often been compared as a worthy successor.
ORDER # S313-66 $49-90 ISBN 9781596065260
Magic Highways: The Early Jack Vance (03):
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, Jack s 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 # S313-67 $48-90 ISBN 9781596065604
Collegium Chronicles): Mercedes Lackey
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.
ORDER # S313-68 $36-90 ISBN 9780756407452
Overthrow (Vampire Earth: 10): Knight, E.
Captured and sold to the Kurian-allied Maynes Conglomerate, to work as a slave in the coal mines of Appalachia, Ahn-Kha is angered and appalled by the dangerous working conditions, and the brutal treatment inflicted upon his fellow miners. When a protest against shortages is deliberately and bloodily suppressed, Ahn-Kha sets himself against the ruling Maynes family and sets out on a trail of vengeance through the Coal Country. Finally, the people of the Coal Country are driven to the breaking point - and they now have a leader, a powerful and battle-hardened leader, determined to forge them into an army that will wage guerrilla warfare against the Maynes family and their Kurian masters - and free the Appalachians from their tyranny.
ORDER # S313-69 $31-90 ISBN 9780451414441
|Blood of Dragons
(Rain Wilds: 04): Hobb, Robin
The final volume in Robin Hobb's popular Rain Wilds fantasy series, Blood of Dragons completes the story of the dragons, their keepers, and their quest to find the lost city of Kelsingra - and the mythical silver wells that the dragons need to survive. Can Tintaglia and the Elderlings unlock the secrets of the ancient city? Or are they doomed to extinction? The world of Robin Hobb's Rain Wilds series has been praised by Booklist as "one of the most gripping settings in modern fantasy," and Publishers Weekly called the Rain Wilds books "a meticulously realized fantasy tale" and "a welcome addition to contemporary dragon lore."
ORDER # S313-70 $35-90 ISBN 9780062116857
Police officers Quill, Costain, Sefton, and Ross know the worst of London - or they think they do. While investigating a mobster's mysterious death, they come into contact with a strange artifact and accidentally develop the Sight. Suddenly they can see the true evil haunting London's streets. Armed with police instincts and procedures, the four officers take on the otherworldly creatures secretly prowling London. Football lore and the tragic history of a Tudor queen become entwined in their pursuit of an age-old witch with a penchant for child sacrifice. But when London's monsters become aware of their meddling, the officers must decide what they are willing to sacrifice to clean up their city.
ORDER # S313-71 $31-90 ISBN 9780765330277
|Grail of the
Summer Stars (Aetherial Tales: 03): Warrington, Freda.
A painting, depicting haunting scenes of a ruined palace and a scarlet-haired goddess in front of a fiery city, arrives unheralded in an art gallery with a cryptic note saying, "The world needs to see this." The painting begins to change the lives of the woman who is the gallery's curator and that of an ancient man of the fey Aetherial folk who has mysteriously risen from the depths of the ocean. Neither human nor fairy knows how they are connected, but when the painting is stolen, both are compelled to discover the meaning behind the painting and the key it holds to their future.
ORDER # S313-72 $35-90 ISBN 9780765318718
|Promise of Blood
(Powder Mage): McClellan, Brian.
Field Marshal Tamas' coup against his king sent corrupt aristocrats to the guillotine and brought bread to the starving. But it also provoked war with the Nine Nations, internal attacks by royalist fanatics, and the greedy to scramble for money and power by Tamas's supposed allies: the Church, workers unions, and mercenary forces. Stretched to his limit, Tamas is relying heavily on his few remaining powder mages, including the embittered Taniel, a brilliant marksman who also happens to be his estranged son, and Adamat, a retired police inspector whose loyalty is being tested by blackmail. Now, as attacks batter them from within and without, the credulous are whispering about omens of death and destruction. Just old peasant legends about the gods waking to walk the earth. No modern educated man believes that sort of thing. But they should.
ORDER # S313-73 $31-90 ISBN 9780316219037
(Assassin's Guild: 14): Cherryh, C. J.
It's coming up on Cajeiri's birthday. The boy has been promised he can have the young human children he knew from his voyage sent down from the space station for a two week stay. But there's far a darker business going on in the background - a major split compromising the Assassins' Guild, which furnishes security and law enforcement to the whole continent. Tabini's consort's own father has been barred from court, and may be involved in a new conspiracy against him. For safety reasons, Tabini wants Bren and Ilisidi to take charge of Cajeiri, and protect him and his young guests. They themselves are very likely targets of whatever's going on, no question of it. So is Cajeiri. But having the targets separated and contained is an advantage.
ORDER # S313-74 $31-90 ISBN 9780756407988
|River of Stars:
Kay, Guy Gavriel.
Ren Daiyan was still just a boy when he took the lives of seven men while guarding an imperial magistrate of Kitai. That moment on a lonely road changed his life - in entirely unexpected ways, sending him into the forests of Kitai among the outlaws. From there he emerges years later - and his life changes again, dramatically, as he circles towards the court and emperor, while war approaches Kitai from the north. Lin Shan is the daughter of a scholar, his beloved only child. Educated by him in ways young women never are, gifted as a songwriter and calligrapher, she finds herself living a life suspended between two worlds. Her intelligence captivates an emperor - and alienates women at the court. But when her father's life is endangered by the savage politics of the day, Shan must act in ways no woman ever has.
ORDER # S313-75 $33-90 ISBN 9780451464972
|Stepping Stone /
The Love Machine (Crosstown to Oblivion): Mosley, Walter.
Walter Mosley's talent knows no bounds. Stepping Stone and The Love Machine are two complete short novels in which Mosley entertainingly explores life's cosmic questions. From life's meaning to the nature of good and evil, these tales take us on speculative journeys beyond the reality we have come to know. In each tale someone in our world today is given insight into these long pondered mysteries. But how would the world really receive the answers?
ORDER # S313-76 $31-90 ISBN 9780765330109
|The Heretic (Raj
Whitehall): Drake, David
Duisberg is one of thousands of planets plunged into darkness and chaos by the collapse of the galactic republic, but where other worlds have begun to rebuild a star-travelling culture, Duisberg remains in an uneasy balance between mud-brick civilization and bloodthirsty barbarism. The people of Duisberg have a god: Zentrum, a supercomputer from the ancient past. Zentrum has decided avoid another collapse by preventing civilization from rising from where it is. And because even a supercomputer and the powerful religion which it founded cannot block all progress, Zentrum has another tool: every few centuries the barbarians sweep in from the desert, slaughtering the educated classes and cowing the peasants back into submission. These are the Blood Winds, and the Blood Winds are about to blow again.
ORDER # S313-77 $31-90 ISBN 9781451638813
Knight: Bronze Knight: Marco, John.
Lukien is the Bronze Knight, beloved by his kingdom and renowned in battle throughout his world. After betraying his king and losing his beloved, he wishes only for death, but rather than die, Lukien is given a chance for redemption: to be the protector of the Inhumans - those fragile mortals who live deep in the desert, far from the prying eyes of their world. These remarkable individuals have been granted magical powers in exchange for the hardships and handicaps life has handed them. And Lukien, now immortal himself, must be their champion. But how can one man, even an immortal warrior, protect hundreds from a world of potential enemies?
ORDER # S313-78 $31-90 ISBN 9780756407513
|Without a Summer
(Shades of Milk and Honey): Kowal, Mary
Jane and Vincent go to Long Parkmeade to spend time with Jane's family, but quickly turn restless. The year is unseasonably cold. No one wants to be outside and Mr. Ellsworth is concerned by the harvest, since a bad one may imperil Melody's dowry. And Melody has concerns of her own, given the inadequate selection of eligible bachelors. When Jane and Vincent receive a commission from a prominent family in London, they decide to take it, and take Melody with them. They hope the change of scenery will do her good and her marriage prospects - and mood - will be brighter in London. Once there, talk is of nothing but the crop failures caused by the cold and increased unemployment of the coldmongers, which have provoked riots in several cities to the north. With each passing day, it's more difficult to avoid getting embroiled in the intrigue, none of which really helps Melody's chances for romance. It's not long before Jane and Vincent realize that in addition to getting Melody to the church on time, they must take on one small task: solving a crisis of international proportions.
ORDER # S313-79 $31-90 ISBN 9780765334152
Stories of Philip K. Dick: Dick, Philip K.
Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick contains twenty-one of Dick's most dazzling and resonant stories, which span his entire career and show a world-class writer working at the peak of his powers. In "The Days of Perky Pat," people spend their time playing with dolls who manage to live an idyllic life no longer available to the Earth's real inhabitants. "Adjustment Team" looks at the fate of a man who by mistake has stepped out of his own time. In "Autofac," one community must battle benign machines to take back control of their lives. And in "I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon," we follow the story of one man whose very reality may be nothing more than a nightmare. The collection also includes such classic stories as "The Minority Report," the basis for the Steven Spielberg movie, and "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale," the basis for the film Total Recall.
ORDER # S313-80 $34-90 ISBN 9780544040540
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