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King Rat:  China Mieville 

Something is stirring in London's dark, stamping out its territory in brickdust and blood. Something has murdered Saul's father, and left Saul to pay for the crime. But a shadow from the urban waste breaks into his prison cell and leads him to freedom. A shadow called King Rat. In the night-land behind London's fašade, in sewers and slums and rotting dead spaces, Saul must learn his true nature. Grotesque murders rock the city like a curse. Mysterious forces prepare for a showdown. With Drum and Bass pounding the backstreets, Saul confronts his bizarre inheritance - in the badlands of South London, in the heart of darkness, at the gathering of the Junglist Massive.

ORDER # S518-1   $13-90   ISBN 9781250174000

 

Dead But Once (Redeemed: 03):  Auston Habershaw

Arch-criminal Tyvian Reldamar has gotten complacent. For him, he's reached the pinnacle of all he's really hoping to achieve: he's got money, he's got women (some of which aren't even trying to kill him), and he's got his loyal friends and family nearby and safe. Except - maybe not so safe. Because this is Eretheria, a city known as much for its genteel aristocracy as for its diabolical scheming. Long without a king, the scions of the ruling families scrabble for control - including levying cruel taxes and drafts on the peasantry in order to wage "polite" wars against each other. And now, of course, Tyvian is finding himself drawn into it.

ORDER # S518-2   $11-95   ISBN 9780062677020

The Summer Dragon:  Todd Lockwood

Maia and her family raise dragons for the political war machine. As she comes of age, she hopes for a dragon of her own to add to the stable of breeding parents. But the war goes badly, and the needs of the Dragonry dash her hopes. Her peaceful life is shattered when the Summer Dragon - one of the rare and mythical High Dragons - makes an appearance in her quiet valley. The Summer Dragon is an omen of change, but no one knows for certain what kind of change he augurs. Political factions vie to control the implied message, each to further their own agendas. And so Maia is swept into an adventure that pits her against the deathless Horrors - thralls of the enemy - and a faceless creature drawn from her fears. In her fight to preserve everything she knows and loves, she uncovers secrets that challenge her understanding of her world and of herself.

ORDER # S518-3   $11-95   ISBN 9780756408343

 

Fury From the Tomb: The Institute for Singular Antiquities:  SA Sidor

Saqqara, Egypt, 1888, and in the booby-trapped tomb of an ancient sorcerer, Rom, a young Egyptologist, makes the discovery of a lifetime: five coffins and an eerie, oversized sarcophagus. But the expedition seems cursed, for after unearthing the mummies, all but Rom die horribly. He faithfully returns to America with his disturbing cargo, continuing by train to Los Angeles, home of his reclusive sponsor. When the train is hijacked by murderous banditos in the Arizona desert, who steal the mummies and flee over the border, Rom - with his benefactor's rebellious daughter, an orphaned Chinese busboy, and a cold-blooded gunslinger - must ride into Mexico to bring the malevolent mummies back. If only mummies were their biggest problem.

ORDER # S518-4   $12-90   ISBN 9780857667618

Pawn: A Chronicle of the Sibyl's War:  Timothy Zahn 

Nicole Lee's life is going nowhere. No family, no money, and stuck in a relationship with a thug named Bungie. But, after one of Bungie's "deals" goes south, he and Nicole are whisked away by a mysterious moth-like humanoid to a strange ship called the Fyrantha. Once aboard, life on the ship seems too good to be true. All she has to do is work on one of the ship's many maintenance crews. However, she learned long ago that nothing comes without a catch. When she's told to keep quiet and stop asking questions, she knows she is on to something. Nicole soon discovers that many different factions are vying for control of the Fyrantha, and she and her friends are merely pawns in a game beyond their control. But, she is tired of being used, and now Nicole is going to fight.

ORDER # S518-5   $12-90   ISBN 9780765367730

 

God's War:  Kameron Hurley

Nyx had already been to hell. One prayer more or less wouldn't make any difference. On a ravaged, contaminated world, a centuries-old holy war rages, fought by a bloody mix of mercenaries, magicians, and conscripted soldiers. Though the origins of the war are shady and complex, there's one thing everybody agrees on: There's not a chance in hell of ending it. Nyx is a former government assassin who makes a living cutting off heads for cash. But when a dubious deal between her government and an alien gene pirate goes bad, Nyx's ugly past makes her the top pick for a covert recovery. The head they want her to bring home could end the war - but at what price? The world is about to find out.

ORDER # S518-6   $11-95   ISBN 9781597809504

Tiassa (Vlad):  Steven Brust 

Long ago, one of the gods fashioned an artifact called the silver tiassa. To Devera the Wanderer, it's a pretty toy to play with. To Vlad Taltos, it's a handy prop for a con he's running. To the Empire, it's a tool to be used against their greatest enemies - the Jenoine. To the Jhereg, it's a trap to kill Vlad. The silver tiassa, however, had its own agenda. Steven Brust's Tiassa tells a story that threads its way through more than ten years of the remarkable life of Vlad Taltos - and, to the delight of longtime fans, brings him together with Khaavren, from The Phoenix Guards and its sequels. Khaavren may be Vlad's best friend - or his most terrible enemy.

ORDER # S518-7   $12-90   ISBN 9780765350589

 

Dragon Road:  Joseph Brassey 

When portal-mage Harkon Bright and his apprentice are asked to help select a new captain for the immense skyship Iseult, they quickly find themselves embroiled in its Machiavellian officer's court. Meanwhile, their new recruit, Elias, struggles to adapt to his unexpected gift of life while suffering dark dreams of an ancient terror. As the skies darken and storm-clouds gather on the Dragon Road, the crew of the Elysium come face to face with deadly intrigues, plots from beyond death, and a terrible darkness that lurks in the heart of a thousand-year storm.

ORDER # S518-8   $12-90   ISBN 9780857666796

Reaping the Aurora:  Joshua Palmatier

Wielder Kara Tremain and Allan Garrett have seized control of the new Nexus - the hub of magical power for Tumbor city - created by the White Cloak cult at the Needle, taking their leader prisoner. Kara intends to use the Needle's Nexus to heal the distortion over the city, allowing the ley network to stabilize. But the distortion here is huge, and Kara will need the help of all of the Wielders at the Needle, including the White Cloaks. Can she trust them, or will they betray her, possibly destroying any chance of healing the ley network altogether? Meanwhile, Allan journeys back to their home city, hoping to form alliances with survivors of the disaster there, only to discover that Erenthrall itself has sunk into the ground and the vicious groups left there have banded together in an even more hostile faction. They attack while Allan is treating with the eastern Temerite enclave, forcing Allan and the Temerites to flee back to the Needle and abandon Erenthrall.

ORDER # S518-9   $11-95   ISBN 9780756413293

 

The Flash: Climate Changeling:  Richard Knaak

Months ago, just as he was about to kill the Flash, Clyde Mardon was shot dead by Joe West, Barry Allen's stepfather and a detective on the Central City police force. Now an inmate in the Iron Heights prison, Mark Mardon - the Weather Wizard - is haunted by the ghost of his dead brother. Escaping Iron Heights in the midst of an unnatural thunderstorm, Mark is pressed by the spectre to become stronger and stronger, until he wields enough power to destroy the entire city. While his main focus is revenge on Detective Joe West and the Flash, he also believes he can use his power to bring Clyde back from the dead. But the Weather Wizard may not be the greatest threat Team Flash faces.

ORDER # S518-10   $11-95   ISBN 9781785651434

Deadpool: Paws:  Stefan Petrucha 

Marvel's popular Merc with a Mouth stars in an original novel of the Marvel Universe! Blending gritty action with hard-hitting humor, this witty tome is guaranteed to ARRGGH GLAK MMMPPH.
Sorry Marvel, somethin' happened to your copy guy. This is Deadpool speaking! Like he said, this is my first prose novel, and they got this dude Stefan Petrucha to write it. He's good people - he's written novels (Ripper, Dead Mann Walking) and lotsa comics (X-Files, Nancy Drew, Power Rangers). But here's the problem: This book is about puppies. Puppies that turn into big nasty monsters. And then I gotta kill 'em. Thing is, I like killing people - the ones that deserve it, anyway - but even I won't kill puppies. No way. So that's what we call a character dilemma.

ORDER # S518-11   $13-90   ISBN 9781785659607

 

Venus (The Grand Tour):  Ben Bova 

It is the most desolate place in the universe. With a surface blasted by temperatures hotter than any oven and an atmosphere heavy with sulphur, months from Earth by even the fastest spacecraft, Venus remains almost unknown even after a century of space travel. But Alex Humphries, son of ruthless space tycoon Martin Humphries, disappeared along with his ship Phosphoros into Venus's infernal atmosphere, and now Humphries has offered ten billion dollars to anyone who can bring his son's body home. Two ships are soon racing against each other to Venus. But when they enter the poisonous hurricane winds of the unknown planet they find something so surprising, so unexepected, that it will change the whole course of space exploration.

ORDER # S518-12   $12-90   ISBN 9781250186683

 

The Elementals:  Morgan Llywelyn

Water. The ice caps melt, the seas rise, and Kesair, a woman of Atlantis, leads a handful of survivors on a desperate search for land - and a new beginning.
Fire. All the world centers around the empire of Crete, where Meriones, a humble musician, performs before the mighty in their palaces. Until the land shakes, the volcano speaks with a voice of fire, and Meriones finds his life changed forever.
Earth. Old beyond imagining, the Earth knows neither hate nor pity. And from Annie Murphy, a strong-willed New England housewife, it demands a sacrifice both unexpected and irrevocable.
Air. The ozone dwindles, and the forests dies, a new plague walks the world. And on a day just after tomorrow, thousands of years after Kesair's struggle, another small party of survivors, led by George Burningfeather, comes together on a desolate Indian reservation. As the ice melts and the sea rises once more, they fight one last battle for the Earth - for mankind and hope.

ORDER # S518-15   $11-95   ISBN 9781250166289

 

Black Wolves of Boston:  Wen Spencer

Silas Decker had his world destroyed when he was attacked by vampires outside of New Amsterdam. He has rebuilt his life a dozen times in the last three hundred years - each time less and less successfully. Now he lives alone, buried under a hoarding habit, struggling to find some reason to wake up with the setting of the sun. Eloise is a Virtue, pledged to hunting evil. What she doesn't know is how to live alone in a city full of strangers who know nothing about monsters. Seth is the sixteen-year old Prince of Boston, ward of the Wolf King. Now he is left in a city that desperately needs his protection with enemies gathering all around. Joshua believes he is a normal, college-bound high school senior. His life is shattered when he wakes up in a field, covered with blood, and the prom committee scattered in pieces about him like broken dolls. These four must now come together to unravel a plot by Wickers, witches who gain power from human sacrifices and have the power to turn any human into their puppet.

ORDER # S518-16   $11-95   ISBN 9781481483209

Gotham: City of Monsters:  Jason Starr

GOTHAM: CITY OF MONSTERS - reveals how ex-convict James Gordon, once a GCPD detective, returns to the city he once protected. Having escaped Arkham Asylum, Hugo Strange's monsters stalk the streets, spreading chaos, fear, and death. Herself a victim of the madman's experiment, Fish Mooney seeks to retake her place at the top of the underworld. Street thief Selina Kyle covets a place at her side. Overwhelmed by this crisis, the city offers to pay a bounty for the creatures - dead or alive. Though no longer a cop, Gordon nevertheless proves to be the most skilled at bringing these superhumans to justice, some in body bags. Yet even he may not be able to stop the most bloodthirsty of the monsters.

ORDER # S518-17   $11-95   ISBN 9781785651472

 

In Evil Times (Imperials: 02):  Melinda Snodgrass

Thracius "Tracy" Belmanor and the Infanta Mercedes de Arango have graduated from The High Ground and have become officers in the Orden de la Estrella. Tracy's posting aboard a battleship leads him to further doubt the intentions of the Solar League, as he and his comrades are required to "assimilate" the settlers of a Hidden World. Meanwhile, Mercedes' own posting - and her difficult marriage to Beauregard "Boho" Cullen, made to assure her succession of the throne - divides her loyalties. In a society where most humans and all aliens are second-class citizens, the two young officers will have difficult choices to make.

ORDER # S518-18   $11-95   ISBN 9781785654107

City of Bones:  Cassandra Clare

When Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder - much less a murder committed by three people covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. And she's more than a little startled when the body disappears into thin air. Soon Clary is introduced to the world of the Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of warriors dedicated to driving demons out of our world and back to their own. And Clary is introduced with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a grotesque monster. How could a mere human survive such an attack and kill a demon? The Shadowhunters would like to know.

ORDER # S518-19   $11-95   ISBN 9781534431782

 

Blood Enemies:  Susan R. Matthews

Andrej Koscuisko is a former Fleet Medical Officer for the enormous totalitarian star empire, the Jurisdiction. But when he served in the Fleet, Andrej's real job was not medicine, but to act as a torturer. Years ago, he left that life behind. But now The Angel of Death, a savage terrorist organization, means to capture the system he calls home. The only way to bring down an organization that has slain whole systems of men, women, and children is for Andrej to embrace the savagery in his own heart and once again take on the role of Judicial torturer.

ORDER # S518-20   $11-95   ISBN 9781481483346

Canto Bight (Star Wars):  Saladin Ahmed 

As seen in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, welcome to the casino city of Canto Bight. A place where exotic aliens, captivating creatures, and other would-be high rollers are willing to risk everything to make their fortunes. Set across one fateful evening, these four interconnected stories explore the deception and danger of the lavish casino city.
An honest salesman meets a career criminal as a dream vacation turns into the worst nightmare imaginable, in a story by Saladin Ahmed.
Dreams and schemes collide when a deal over a priceless bottle of wine becomes a struggle for survival, as told by Mira Grant.
Old habits die hard when a servant is forced into a mad struggle for power among Canto Bight's elite, in a tale by Rae Carson
A deadbeat gambler has one last chance to turn his luck around; all he has to do is survive one wild night, as told by John Jackson Miller.

ORDER # S518-21   $13-90   ISBN 9780525478768

 

Beyond the Sea: (Event Group):  David L. Golemon

Over eighty years ago, the world war ii soviet battle cruiser simbirsk was reported as sunk with all hands lost. Now, the event group is about to discover what really happened - because it is about to happen to them.
When the Simbirsk reappears in the middle of a NATO naval exercise, both the United States and Russia take an extreme interest, with the U.S. Navy claiming salvage rights on the long-lost derelict vessel. As tensions rise between the superpowers, the President calls on the Event Group to find out what is going on before any conflict occurs. Racing to the site, Colonel Jack Collins and his team are confronted by three Russian warships that claim the Simbirsk as their own. The opposing groups meet and investigate the vessel, which is still in working order - but there is something on board they've never seen before: An incredibly powerful device that is still operational. And it is about to take them all to a world that none of them may escape.

ORDER # S518-22   $12-90   ISBN 9781250103086

Star Trek Prometheus - The Root of All Rage:  Christian Humberg

The Federation races to discover the culprits of several terrorist attacks, sending their flagship, the USS Prometheus, to stop war breaking out in the galaxy.
A dangerous evil is flourishing in the Alpha Quadrant. In the Lembatta Cluster, a curious region of space, fanatics who call themselves the Purifying Flame are trying to start a galactic war, and the warlike Klingons are baying for blood. The Federation have sent the U.S.S. Prometheus to settle the crisis, and the crew must contend with both the hostile Renao: the secretive inhabitants of the Cluster, and the Klingon captain of the I.K.S Bortas, who is desperate for war.

ORDER # S518-23   $11-95   ISBN 9781785656514

 

Nightflyers & Other Stories:  George R. R. Martin 

On a voyage toward the boundaries of the known universe, nine misfit academics seek out first contact with a shadowy alien race. But another enigma is the Nightflyer itself, a cybernetic wonder with an elusive captain no one has ever seen in the flesh. Soon, however, the crew discovers that their greatest mystery - and most dangerous threat - is an unexpected force wielding a thirst for blood and terror. Also included are five additional classic George R. R. Martin tales of science fiction that explore the breadth of technology and the dark corners of the human mind.

ORDER # S518-24   $13-90   ISBN 9781250302342

Strange Music (Pip & Flinx):  Alan Dean Foster

The unexpected return of an old friend draws Flinx and Pip to the backward planet of Largess, whose seal-like denizens' primitive technology and fractious clan politics have kept a wary Commonwealth from a profitable trade relationship. But now a rogue human employing forbidden advanced weaponry threatens to ignite a war among the Larians. And Flinx is just the man to stop it before it starts. But once on Largess, Flinx discovers that his empathic abilities - usually his greatest asset - are rendered useless by the natives' unique language, which is sung rather than spoken. Worse, the abduction of a powerful chieftain's daughter has raised tensions to the boiling point. Now Flinx must depend on his own mettle - and of course Pip, the devoted minidrag with the deadly edge - to right wrongs, mend fences, and battle a cold-blooded adversary armed with enough firepower to blow them all away - and destroy the chance for peace in Largess forever.

ORDER # S518-25   $11-95   ISBN 9781101967621

 

 
Large Size Paperbacks
A Different Flesh:  Harry Turtledove 

What if mankind's "missing link," the apelike Homo erectus, had survived to dominate a North American continent where woolly mammoths and saber-toothed tigers still prowled, while the more advanced Homo sapiens built their civilizations elsewhere? Now imagine that the Europeans arriving in the New World had chanced on these primitive creatures and seized the opportunity to establish a hierarchy in which the sapiens were masters and the "sims" were their slaves. This is the premise that drives the incomparable Harry Turtledove's A Different Flesh. The acclaimed Hugo Award winner creates an alternate America that spans three hundred years of invented history. From the Jamestown colonists' desperate hunt for a human infant kidnapped by a local sim tribe, to a late-eighteenth-century contest between a newfangled steam-engine train and the popular hairy-elephant-pulled model, to the sim-rights activists' daring 1988 rescue of an unfortunate biped named Matt who's being used for animal experimentation, Turtledove turns our world inside out in a remarkable science fiction masterwork that explores what it truly means to be human.

ORDER # S518-26   $23-90   ISBN 9781504052337

 

Odysseus Ascendant:  Evan Currie 

The Empire has set its sights on its next target: human Terrans. As effective allies of the Priminae, the denizens of Earth have proven themselves enemies to the Empire, and now the Imperial forces know more about the Terran home world than ever before. The battle for the planet's survival will see the Odysseus first into the breach. But more perils loom for Commodore Eric Weston and his comrades. They're at odds with the political conflicts dividing Earth's government and challenged by the mysterious presence haunting their vessel - its intentions unclear, and the extent of its powers unknown. As the Empire brings the battle home, the crew of the Odysseus will need to determine whether this entity will support them in their fight for survival, or prove to be another dangerous foe.
There's no turning back - and the only way forward may be a pathway to doom.

ORDER # S518-27   $23-90   ISBN 9781503901070

It Takes Death to Reach a Star:  Stu Jones 

The year is 2251. Two groups emerged from the ashes of the old world. Within the walled city of Lower Etyom dwell the Robusts - descendants of the poor who were immune to the New Black Death. Above them, in a metropolis of pristine platforms called lillipads, live the Graciles - the progeny of the superrich, bio-engineered to resist the plague. Mila Solokoff is a Robust who trades information in a world where knowing too much can get you killed. Caught in a deal gone bad, she's forced to take a high-risk job for a clandestine organization hell-bent on revolution. Demitri Stasevich is a Gracile with a dark secret - a sickness that, if discovered, will get him Ax'd. His only relief is an illegal narcotic produced by the Robusts, and his only means of obtaining it is a journey to the arctic hell far below New Etyom. Thrust together in the midst of a sinister plot that threatens all life above and below the cloud line, Mila and Demitri must master their demons and make a choice - one that will either salvage what's left of the human race or doom it to extinction.

ORDER # S518-28   $27-90   ISBN 9781944109523

 

Survival Skills (Project Gliese 581g: 03):  S. E. Smith 

Sergi Lazaroff is a weapons expert and a member of the Russian FSB, also known as Federal Security Service - a nice term for his profession as a spy. Assigned to the Project Gliese 581g exploration team, his job was supposed to be simple - find out what was in space, retrieve the technology, and return home with it, if possible. When he wakes up on an alien planet, Sergi knows the last part of his mission will be impossible. Instead, he must use his military skills to survive in a world where he doesn't know the rules. La'Rue Gant's search for the mysterious occupant of the pod that landed on the assassin planet Turbinta quickly turns into a game of predator versus prey. She found what she was looking for - and discovers that the legends of the return of the ancient Knights of the Gallant may be true when the tables are unexpectedly turned, and she becomes the hunted. What she doesn't expect is the powerful reaction she has to this man from another world.

ORDER # S518-29   $24-90   ISBN 9781944125189

Blue Darker Than Black:  Mike Jenne 

In the second book of the Blue Gemini trilogy, Air Force Majors Scott Ourecky and Drew Carson continue to fly highly classified missions to intercept and destroy suspect Soviet satellites.
But after experiencing numerous close calls in orbit, the astronauts soon discover that not all perils reside in the sky. With his marriage already at risk because he cannot explain his frequent absences and strange activities to his wife, Ourecky learns that his unborn child may be in grave danger as a radiation consequence of his flights into space.
Even as the Ourecky and Carson accumulate successful mission after successful mission in space, other crucial events occur much closer to home. Interservice rivalries reach new heights as a caustic but highly influential Navy admiral schemes to steal control of the Project from the Air Force. Realizing that a Soviet GRU agent is operating in their midst, a shadowy team of counter-intelligence operatives scramble to shield the Project's secrets from discovery, leading to a confrontation that bears fatal consequences.

ORDER # S518-30   $26-90   ISBN 9781945863271

 

Twelve Days:  Steven Barnes 

Around the world, leaders and notorious criminals alike are mysteriously dying. A terrorist group promises a series of deaths within two months. And against the backdrop of the apocalypse, the lives of a small shattered family and a broken soldier are transformed in the bustling city of Atlanta.
Olympia Dorsey is a journalist and mother, with a cynical teenage daughter and an autistic son named Hannibal, all trying to heal from a personal tragedy. Across the street, Ex-Special Forces soldier Terry Nicolas and his wartime unit have reunited Stateside to carry out a risky heist that will not only right a terrible injustice, but also set them up for life - at the cost of their honor. Terry and the family's visit to an unusual martial arts exhibition brings them into contact with Madame Gupta, a teacher of singular skill who offers not just a way for Terry to tap into mastery beyond his dreams, but also for Hannibal to transcend the limits of his condition. But to see these promises realized, Terry will need to betray those with whom he fought and bled.

ORDER # S518-31   $28-90   ISBN 9780765375988

Owl and the Tiger Thieves:  Kristi Charish 

Owl - a modern-day Indiana Jane - handles supernatural monsters, temperamental dragons, and slippery ninjas as she races to stop a brewing supernatural war in this fourth novel in the Owl series. The Silk Road was an ancient trade route paved with fortunes and tears in equal measure - the tears part mostly due to the distinct chance of being gutted by an opportunistic supernatural lying in wait. Somewhere among the trade cities lost to the ages, the Tiger Thieves - assassins who once guarded the Silk Road against the supernatural monsters that preyed on ancient caravans - still hide. Shame no one has seen one of them in over five hundred years, since they're the only ones who might be able to help Owl stop the reign of the Electric Samurai and the descent of the world into supernatural chaos in all its eviscerating glory. From a Peruvian jail to Venice to Timbuktu, Owl searches for the Tiger Thieves in the hopes of convincing them to help her - all while fetching artifacts and weapons for Mr. Kurosawa's brewing supernatural war.

ORDER # S518-32   $26-90   ISBN 9781501189845

 

Blood Orbit:  K. R. Richardson 

Eric Matheson, an idealistic rookie cop trying to break from his powerful family, is plunged into the investigation of a brutal crime in his first weeks on the job in Angra Dastrelas, the corrupt capital city of the corporate-owned planet Gattis. A newcomer to the planet, Matheson is unaware of the danger he's courting when he's promoted in the field to assist the controversial Chief Investigating Forensic Officer, Inspector J. P. Dillal, the planet's first cybernetically enhanced investigator. Coming from a despised ethnic underclass, the brilliant and secretive Dillal seems determined to unravel the crime regardless of the consequences. The deeper they dig, the more dangerous the investigation becomes. But in a system where the cops enforce corporate will, instead of the law, the solution could expose Gattis's most shocking secrets and cost thousands of lives - including Matheson's and Dillal's.

ORDER # S518-33   $26-90   ISBN 9781633884397

Infinite Stars:  David Weber and Brian Herbert 

The one definitive anthology of space opera and military science fiction. Today's most popular writers produce all-new stories set in their most famous universes.
This is the definitive collection of original short stories by many of today's finest authors, writing brand new adventures set in their most famous series. Herein lie canonical tales of the Honorverse, the Lost Fleet, Dune, Vatta's War, Ender Wiggin, the Legion of the Damned, the Imperium, and more. Also included are past masterpieces by authors whose works defined the genre. Nebula and Hugo Award winners, New York Times bestsellers, and Science Fiction Grand Masters - these authors take us to the farthest regions of space.
The modern masters of space opera and military science fiction, with 14 brand new stories set in their most famous universes - exclusive to this volume!

ORDER # S518-34   $28-90   ISBN 9781785654589

 

Afterwar:  Lilith Saintcrow 

History is written by the victors; but when you've been fighting your fellow patriots, your own brothers and sisters, does anyone really win?
A harrowing gut-punch of a novel, Afterwar tells the story of a dark future where America has been devastated by a second civil war. As the fighting draws to a close, the camps are liberated, and the fascist regime crumbles, the work of rebuilding begins. But can a population who's spent years divided and hell-bent on victory at any cost ever be truly reunited? Afterwar is bestselling author Lilith Saintcrow's answer to the dystopian genre: a timely and all-too-realistic glimpse of a future that we hope never comes to pass.

ORDER # S518-35   $24-90   ISBN 9780316558242

Oblivion (Starfire):  Steve White 

The war with the profoundly alien Arduans has ended, and the Arduans have come to call humanity their allies. Most of them - the Arduan warrior caste refuses to accept defeat. Now known as the Kaituni, they are waging a war of extermination against all members of the pan-Sentient Union, human and Arduan alike. What's more, the Kaituni have an unexpected weapon in their arsenal: the alien Arachnids, once thought driven to extinction. The Kaituni drive the Arachnid fleet ahead of them, inflicting untold damage. The war has been marked by retreat on the side of the pan-Sentient Union. It seems the best they can do is minimize their losses. But now the Arachnids and the Kaituni are at the doorstep to the Heart Worlds, Sol, and Earth: Alpha Centauri. The odds look bleak. But Admiral Ian Trevayne and Commodore Ossian Wethermere have faced down long odds in the past. It's time to take a stand, for Earth, for humanity - and for the pan-Sentient Union!

ORDER # S518-36   $24-90   ISBN 9781481483254

 

Wired:  Douglas E. Richards 

Kira Miller is a brilliant genetic engineer who discovers how to temporarily achieve a transcendent level of intelligence. But this enhancement comes at a high cost. When Kira is found to be behind a bioterror plot that threatens millions, special forces operative David Desh is tasked with hunting her down. But when Desh learns that the bioterror plot is just the tip of the iceberg, he is thrust into a byzantine maze of deception and intrigue, and becomes a key player in a deadly game he can't begin to understand. One that is certain to have a dramatic impact on the course of human history.
Richards delivers a smart thriller crammed with breakneck action, unexpected twists, mind-expanding science, and intriguing concepts readers will be contemplating long after they've read the last page.

ORDER # S518-37   $23-90   ISBN 9781682617816

Avengers of the Moon:  Allen Steele 

Our solar system needs a hero and it's about to get one in an old-fashioned, SF pulp adventure with modern sensibility. Allen Steele, author of Arkwright, gives us a thrilling piece of science fiction pulp with Avengers of the Moon.
Curt Newton has spent most of his life hidden from the rest of humankind, being raised by a robot, an android, and the disembodied brain of a renowned scientist. Curt's innate curiosity and nose for trouble inadvertently lead him into a plot to destabilize the Solar Coalition and assassinate the president. There's only one way to uncover the evil mastermind - Curt must become Captain Future.

ORDER # S518-38   $24-90   ISBN 9780765382191

 

The Witchwood Crown:  Tad Williams 

The Dragonbone Chair, the first volume of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, was published in hardcover in October, 1988, launching the series that was to become one of the seminal works of modern epic fantasy. Many of today's top-selling fantasy authors, from Patrick Rothfuss to George R. R. Martin to Christopher Paolini credit Tad with being the inspiration for their own series. Now, twenty-four years after the conclusion of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, Tad returns to his beloved universe and characters with The Witchwood Crown, the first novel in the long-awaited sequel trilogy, The Last King of Osten Ard.

ORDER # S518-39   $26-90   ISBN 9780756414399

The Traveler's Cup:  AC Baldwin 

When Damaus put his name in for the Traveler's Cup he wasn't expecting to be chosen. He did it as a joke - something to impress Westalyn Chi Soha with, to make sure she found him interesting. But when his highborn name is called out of forty-thousand Grey, the slaves to his people, he has no choice. It turns out even the elite Lumen aren't exempt from the law. Now he's being boarded onto a military-grade starship about to be launched toward the far ends of the galaxy, hoping to make it there alive. No one has completed this mission. Tri-annually for centuries the Lumen have sent ships, and not once have they returned. No one knows what's out there, but they suspect their home planet still exists, and on it might be their ancestral treasure.

ORDER # S518-40   $23-90   ISBN 9781947848238

 

Medusa Uploaded:  Emily Devenport 

Medusa Uploaded by Emily Devenport offers readers a fast-paced science fiction thriller on the limits of power and control, and the knife-edge between killing for revenge or a greater good.
My name is Oichi Angelis, and I am a worm. They see me every day. They consider me harmless. And that's the trick, isn't it? A generation starship can hide many secrets. When an Executive clan suspects Oichi of insurgency and discreetly shoves her out an airlock, one of those secrets finds and rescues her. Officially dead, Oichi begins to rebalance power one assassination at a time and uncovers the shocking truth behind the generation starship and the Executive clans.

ORDER # S518-41   $26-90   ISBN 9781250169341

ISAN - International Sensory Assassin Network:  Mary Ting 

Meteors devastated the Earth. World Governments developed plans to help surviving citizens. The United States disbanded and salvageable land was divided into four quadrants - North, South, East, and West - governed by The Remnant Council. Struggling to survive, seventeen-year-old Ava ends up in juvenile detention, until she is selected for a new life - with a catch. She must be injected with an experimental serum. The results will be life changing. The serum will make her better. To receive the serum, Ava agrees to join a program controlled by ISAN, the International Sensory Assassin Network. While on a training mission, she is abducted by a rebel group led by Rhett and told that not only does she have a history with him, but her entire past is a lie perpetuated by ISAN to ensure her compliance. Unsure of who to trust, Ava must decide if her strangely familiar and handsome captor is her enemy or her savior - and time is running out.

ORDER # S518-42   $27-90   ISBN 9781944109561

 

Hath No Fury:  J.M. Martin and Melanie R. Meadors 

Mother. Warrior. Caregiver. Wife. Lover. Survivor. Trickster. Heroine. Leader. Hath No Fury contains approximately 20 meaningful stories that defy the stereotypes. In this anthology, readers should expect to find super-smart, purpose-driven, ultra-confident heroines. Here, it's not the hero who does all the action while the heroine smiles and bats her eyelashes; Hath No Fury's women are champions, not princesses in distress. Embracing the strong warriors to the silent but powerful, to even the timid who muster up the bravery to face down a terrible evil, the women of Hath No Fury will make their indelible marks and leave you breathless for more.

ORDER # S518-43   $33-90   ISBN 9781945528057

 
Hardcover Titles
Uncharted (Arcane America):  Kevin J. Anderson and Sarah A. Hoyt 

After Halley's Comet was destroyed in a magical battle in 1759, the backlash separated the entire New World from the Old in an event known as The Sundering. Now isolated from the rest of the globe, America has become a very different place, where magic works and history has been changed forever. It is 1803 - a new 1803. Young Meriwether Lewis, footloose and intrigued, goes to hear a lecture in St. Louis by the venerated old wizard Benjamin Franklin. Franklin's talk is disrupted by the attack of a winged fire-breathing beast, much like legends from Lewis's own Welsh heritage. In the aftermath, Franklin tells the young man that he knows of a great, growing evil that lurks in the uncharted Arcane Territories west of the Mississippi. Using his own vast fortune, Franklin commissions Lewis and his own talented partner William Clark to embark on a remarkable voyage of exploration, to meet and document the indigenous tribes, to find a route all the way to the Pacific Ocean - and perhaps beyond the magical veil to Europe again - and to stop the growing evil that is filling the American West.

ORDER # S518-46   $33-90   ISBN 9781481483230

 

By Fire Above:  Robyn Bennis 

"All's fair in love and war," according to airship captain Josette Dupre, until her hometown of Durum becomes occupied by the enemy and her mother a prisoner of war. Then it becomes, "Nothing's fair except bombing those Vins to high hell."
Before she can rescue her town, however, Josette must maneuver her way through the nest of overstuffed vipers that make up Garnia's military and royal leaders in order to drum up support. The foppish and mostly tolerated Mistral crew member Lord Bernat steps in to advise her, along with his very attractive older brother. Between noble scheming, under-trained recruits, and supply shortages, Josette and the crew of the Mistral figure out a way to return to Durum - only to discover that when the homefront turns into the frontlines, things are more dangerous than they seem.

ORDER # S518-47   $34-90   ISBN 9780765388797

Ascendant (Genesis Fleet):  Jack Campbell 

In the three years since former fleet officer Rob Geary and former Marine Mele Darcy led improvised forces to repel attacks on the newly settled world of Glenlyon, tensions have only gotten worse.
When one of Glenlyon's warships is blown apart trying to break the blockade that has isolated the world from the rest of human-colonized space, only the destroyer Saber remains to defend it from another attack. Geary's decision to take Saber to the nearby star Kosatka to safeguard a diplomatic mission is a risky interpretation of his orders, to say the least. Kosatka has been fighting a growing threat from so-called rebels - who are actually soldiers from aggressive colonies. When a "peacekeeping force" carrying thousands of enemy soldiers arrives in Kosatka's star system, the people of that world, including Lochan Nakamura and former "Red" Carmen Ochoa, face an apparently hopeless battle to retain their freedom.

ORDER # S518-48   $35-90   ISBN 9781101988374

 

Artificial Condition:  Martha Wells 

Artificial Condition is the follow-up to Martha Wells's hugely popular science fiction action and adventure All Systems Red.
It has a dark past - one in which a number of humans were killed. A past that caused it to christen itself "Murderbot". But it has only vague memories of the massacre that spawned that title, and it wants to know more. Teaming up with a Research Transport vessel named ART (you don't want to know what the "A" stands for), Murderbot heads to the mining facility where it went rogue. What it discovers will forever change the way it thinks.

ORDER # S518-49   $26-90   ISBN 9781250186928

The Soldier:  Neal Asher 

In a far corner of space, on the very borders between humanity's Polity worlds and the kingdom of the vicious crab-like prador, is an immediate threat to all sentient life: an accretion disc, a solar system designed by the long-dead Jain race and swarming with living technology powerful enough to destroy entire civilizations. Neither the Polity or the prador want the other in full control of the disc, so they've placed an impartial third party in charge of the weapons platform guarding the technology from escaping into the galaxy: Orlandine, a part-human, part-AI haiman. She's assisted by Dragon, a mysterious, spaceship-sized alien entity who has long been suspicious of Jain technology and who suspects the disc is a trap lying-in-wait. Meanwhile, the android Angel is planning an attack on the Polity, and is searching for a terrible weapon to carry out his plans - a Jain super-soldier. But what exactly the super-soldier is, and what it could be used for if it fell into the wrong hands, will bring Angel and Orlandine's missions to a head in a way that could forever change the balance of power in the Polity universe.

ORDER # S518-50   $35-90   ISBN 9781597809610

 

Nightflyers: The Illustrated Edition:  George R. R. Martin 

Featuring fifteen original full-color illustrations, this is the definitive edition of an electrifying tale that combines the deep-space thrills of Alien, the psychological horror of The Shining, and, of course, the inimitable vision of George R. R. Martin.
When a scientific expedition is launched to study a mysterious alien race, the only ship available is the Nightflyer, a fully autonomous vessel manned by a single human. But Captain Royd Eris remains locked away, interacting with his passengers only as a disembodied voice - or a projected hologram no more substantial than a ghost. Yet that's not the only reason the ship seems haunted. The team's telepath, Thale Lasamer, senses another presence aboard the Nightflyer - something dangerous, volatile, and alien. Captain Eris claims to know nothing about the elusive intruder, and when someone, or something, begins killing off the expedition's members, he's unable - or unwilling - to stem the bloody tide.

ORDER # S518-51   $33-90   ISBN 9780525619680

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