The Queen of Air and Darkness
By Poul Anderson
Poul Anderson's stories are classics from the golden age of science fiction and beyond. A master storyteller, Anderson wrote tales ranging from the immediate to the distant future, from Earth to far-flung galaxies, from hard science fiction to fantasy - all the elements stirred and blended as only Anderson could! THE QUEEN OF AIR AND DARKNESS is the second volume of The Collected Works of Poul Anderson and collects his best works from a writing career that spans over 50 years. This volume contains 23 stories including: 'The Queen of Air and Darkness' (1972 Hugo Award-winner) 'Jennifer's Lament' 'Industrial Revolution' 'The Longest Voyage' (1960 Hugo Award-winner) 'Marque and Reprisal'
By Sharon Shinn
The four novellas in Quatrain are set in worlds of Archangel, Heart of Gold, Summers at Castle Auburn, and Mystic and Rider. "Flight" follows a former angel-seeker who used to be in love with the Archangel Raphael and now is determined to keep her beautiful niece from making her same mistakes. "Blood" is the story of a fierce young gulden man who comes to the city to seek his mother, whom he hasn't seen since he was a boy and she ran away from his abusive father. In "Gold," a crown princess escapes the hazards of war by hiding among the fairylike aliora, where she encounters an altogether different sort of danger. And in "Flame," the mystic Senneth uses her magic to save a little girl, an act that wins her new friends but puts her own life at risk.
The Queen People
By Russell Rey, Denis Hughes
With the eyes of the world upon them, four men leave the surface of the earth to conquer space. Only one person among the crowds who watch is endowed with an inward prescience of what will happen. To watch disaster is no one's wish; to be helpless to avert it is worse. But to be caught up in its horrifying aftermath is something to be avoided at all cost...
Quest for the White Witch
By Tanith Lee
He called himself by the name of the father he had never known, Vazkor, king of a forgotten land. In his veins were mingled the blood of that regal warrior and that of his witch mother, the silver-masked, snowy-haired survivor of the hated Old Race. He had sworn that she would die at his hands in the name of his father and all that his world had become. Across that barbaric and age-haunted planet his quest went relentlessly on. As he searched, so grew his own powers, his fearful heritage. Across wide seas, in conquered cities, and among haunted mountains, the hunt took him. And as he drew closer to his objective, the clearer became the way she must be slain, the more certain his ability to sunder all her witchcraft and ancient science to rid the world once and for all of his creator - the white witch from the volcano.
Queen of the Wolves
By Tanith Lee
Leaving the Rise, Claidi anticipates a joyful reunion with her beloved Argul.Instead, her return to the Hulta people meets only mistrust, fury and betrayal. Determined to unravel the lies and deceit which haunt her past and threaten her future, she journeys northward.But in the strange cities-and even stranger people-she finds, Claidi sees only more mystery and deeper secrets.
Quest Beyond the Stars
By Edmond Hamilton
Mercury is slowly dying. Each year its air grows thinner. Each month thousands of broken Mercurians are ordered to leave their planet. They have only one hope. Captain Future, the Solar System's most daring agent, has promised to restore their world - a next to impossible task.The solution lies beyond the stars...at the very core of the universe where no man has ventured before. There, in the shadow of doom, Captain Future meets the mightiest of all evil beings - creatures he may not live to describe...
The Quest for Tanelorn
By Michael Moorcock
Dorian Hawkmoon's dangerous quests through the multiverse have been successful and he has finally been reunited with his true love Yisselda, although his two children are still missing. Hawkmoon would move Heaven and Earth to find them - no idle boast when dealing with the multiverse - and soon finds himself on another quest. If he is to finally reunite his family, Hawkmoon must first find his way to the fabled city of Tanelorn...
The Queen of the Swords
By Michael Moorcock
The Second Book of Corum: the Prince in the Scarlet Robe.Fresh from victory over the Chaos Lord, Arioch, Prince Corum must battle the forces of Xiombarg, the dreaded Queen of the Swords, whose armies are close to delivering control of five planes of existence to Chaos, the forces of Law all but defeated.Corum and his allies enter the fray, though the odds are stacked against them. Their only hope lies in locating the advanced weaponry of the fabled City in the Pyramid. But the City is besieged by the forces of Chaos - and the Chaos Lords are now sworn enemies of the Prince in the Scarlet Robe...
The Queen of the Legion
By Jack Williamson
The fourth novel in the classic Legion of Space series. In swarming hordes they poured forth from the core of the Nebula: the shadowflashers - nightmarish parasites bent on enslaving the minds and bodies of the entire human race. Already they had killed the Keeper of the Peace, and stolen the great secret weapon Akka. Now nothing stood between Mankind and the ultimate destruction... It was Jil Gyrel who first sensed danger. Daughter of a lost Legion pilot, Jil had inherited her father's uncanny gifts of navigation - and his courage. But what was one girl's bravery against the most monstrous evil ever to emerge from the treacherous oceans of space?
Quest for the Well of Souls
By Jack L. Chalker
Marooned! The pulsating Well World Saga continues...As Volume Three opens, Mavra Chang has been a prisoner on the Well World for eleven years. Her once human friends are now grotesquely mutated, and her own body is monstrously changed.Mavra is abandoned. Her only hope, the planetoid circling above her, containing Obie, the supercomputer that could restore her body. But Obie can only be reached by entering the northern hemisphere, where no creature of blood and flesh can exist. yet Mavra's eyes were shining. After all these years the great game was on again, the game she was born to play...
By Alan Dean Foster
The Humanx Commonwealth: Book Eight.The mission to planet Quofum to investigate unknown flora and fauna is supposed to be a quickie for Captain Boylan and his crew. The first surprise is that Quofum, which seems to regularly slip in and out of existence, is actually there when they arrive. The second surprise is Quofum's wild biodiversity: the planet is not logical, ordered or rational. But the real shock comes when the crew members not only find a killer in their midst but discover that their spaceship is missing - along with all means of communication. Of course, the marooned team-mates know nothing about the Great Evil racing toward the galaxy, or about Flinx, the only person with half a chance to stop it. Nor do they know that Quofum could play a crucial role in defeating the all devouring monster from beyond.
By Alan Dean Foster
The Quozl knew they'd love the third planet from the sun.But it never occurred to them that anyone lived there . . .
By Susan Shwartz
The time for the transfer of power from one generation to the next has come. The rites require Queen Olwen to kill herself with the Queensblade in order to ensure the bounty of the kingdom. First, the Princess, Olwen's daughter Gwenlliant, must discover the powers in order to inherit the crown and the kingdom, for only in Gwenlliant rests the power to bring back the bounty of the land and the kingdom of the ages. Gwenlliant must go forth from the Isles of Mist to the shores of Byzantium in order to discover her ancient birthright. Attacked along the way by the assassins of the spirit of darkness and nearly becoming a sacrifice in the dark and bloody vaults of the Stone King, Gwenlliant must overcome hardship and steal her way to succession for only then will her kingdom survive.
By Robert A. Metzger
John Smith began that morning a perfectly healthy man, but before he knows it time freezes during his morning staff meeting and he thinks he's dying. Has his body stopped or has everything around him? When the clock begins to click again, he is trapped in a parallel universe, where he is "greeted" by Joan of Arc and Robin Hood. Trapped in a world inhabited by only Quads and survivors of biological warfare, John becomes entangled in a battle between God or the Devil, Elvis and Napoleon. The fate of the world rests on John putting together the pieces of a cosmic puzzle before everyone in Quad world is forever confined to Hell. Can he discover the secrets of Quad in time?
By Damien Broderick
Caroline is about to go psychotic - and with her family, no surprise. Joseph can't talk to women even if he is a certified high IQ clever dick trying to take snapshots of the end of the universe. Ray and Marj have their own hassles with in-laws, but student terrorists get in the way. Meanwhile Brian, misogynist and wit, appalls everyone in the quipu world. Quipus? They're the scandalous fanzines that hikes traded before blogs were invented. Hikes? High IQ clever dicks, of course. In QUIPU (appearing for the first time as an E-Reads publication), Australian writer Damien Broderick reimagines his prize-winning 1984 novel TRANSMITTERS as the surprising saga of a "family" of genius-level one-of-a-kind individuals.
By Greg Bear
The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem has been blown to bits by extremists, and, in retaliation, thousands have died in another major attack on the United States. Now the FBI has been dispatched to deal with a new menace. A plague targeted to ethnic groups - Jews or Muslims or both - has the potential to wipe out entire populations. But the FBI itself is under political assault. There's a good chance agents William Griffin, Fouad Al-Husam, and Jane Rowland will be part of the last class at Quantico. As the young agents hunt a brilliant homegrown terrorist, they join forces with veteran bio-terror expert Rebecca Rose. But the plot they uncover - and the man they chase - prove to be far more complex than anyone expects.
Queen Of Angels
By Greg Bear
In a world of wonders, wealth, and 'perfect' mental health, a famous poet commits gruesome murder . . . why? That crime, that question, leads a policewoman to a jungle of torture and forgotten gods; a writer to the bohemian shadows of a vast city; and a scientist directly into the mind-the nightmare soul-of the psychopath himself . . .
The QEII Is Missing
By Harry Harrison
The luxurious liner is found floating off the Peruvian coast missing its 2600 passengers, including a man transporting $250,000,000 in diamonds, an American lawyer, and the "lifetime president" of Paraguay.
The Quality of Mercy
By D.G. Compton
The time: 1979The place: a top-secret US Air Force base in the CotswoldsThe actors: carefully selected, healthy-living personnelThe missions: long-range reconnaissance flightsThe problem: is there any connection between these flights and the growing menace of a strange blood-cancer disease that is spreading through the world? Several of the more intelligent and intuitive realise that there is. There are those who retain their integrity, and doing so, lose their lives; and there are those who live silently in their knowledge, condemned to lives of emotional death.
Quest of the Three Worlds
By Cordwainer Smith
The Gem Planet, the Storm Planet, the Sand Planet . . . one of these three marvel worlds held the secret Casher O'Neill sought. Casher had wandered the inhabited galaxy seeking justice, seeking the cosmic power that would enable him to return to his home world and overthrow its usurper. But in the search he found much more than he had sought, for there were things more incredible among the stars than he had dreamed of.