By Keith Roberts
Raised, tested, trained and indoctrinated in the Blocks, Molly Zero is being groomed for the governing Elite. Rebelling against her fate, she flees. An innocent searching for truth, Molly finds the world outside the Blocks alien and frightening. Her flight plunges her first into the heart of a small community. Next, attracted by their eccentric gaiety, she joins the travelling gypsies, roaming the country in Commercial Air Cushion Vehicles. And then Molly gets caught up in urban terrorism...
By Alan Dean Foster
His name was Robert Coffin, but the Maori natives called him Iron Hair. A civilized man in the raw wilderness of New Zealand, he had come to forge a nation at the end of the world - and discovered a magical world beyond his strangest dreams.A world of astonishing beauty and breathtaking adventure, the natives called it the Land of the Long White Cloud. And Robert Coffin was about to enter its greatest mystery, cast in the wondrous spell of a shaman whose magic would change his life forever...
By Harry Harrison
A priceless da Vinci painting, supposedly destroyed during World War II, miraculously appeared in Mexico. The Agency sent art expert Tony Hawkin to find out what the hell was going on down there.But what started as a holiday jaunt, soon became a deadly mad escapade that was as hilarious as it was deadly. In a nightmare comedy of errors, professional agents from Israel, Italy, and Germany, closed in on poor, bumbling Hawkin.it was a death trap for the timid art investigator and only an illogical amateur could home to survive the murderously inept MEXICAN CONNECTION.
By Jack Finney
A young married couple moves into a San Francisco aprtment formerly owned by the silent star Marian Marsh. Her ghost still inhabits the place and takes over the wife's body, goes to Hollywood, and tries to re-enter films. The couple meets a film buff, living in Vilma Banky's old home, and he has prints of all the lost films including the complete Greed.
The Mask of Circe
By Henry Kuttner
Jay Seward remembered a former life in a land of magic, gods, and goddesses...a time when he was Jason of Iolcus, sailing in the enchanted ship Argo to steal the Golden Fleece from the serpent-temples of Apollo. But one night the memories became startlingly real, as the Argo itself sailed out of the spectral mists and a hauntingly beautiful voice called: "Jason...come to me!" And suddenly he was on the deck of the Argo, sailing into danger and magic...
Mission to the Heart Stars
By James Blish
Past worlds almost too strange to describe, three men hurtle into the dark uncharted mystery of space. Their task: to make contact with the Hegemony of Malis, the unknown force that has been watching the Solar System since before the beginning of recorded history. On their success or failure depends the future of the entire Earth. Join them as they accelerate on Haertel drive towards the stunning core of the Hegemony itself in James Blish's masterpiece of the time to come, Mission to the Heart Stars.
By D.G. Compton
The spaceship landed on the planet Earth to bring it the message of a new religion and a new way of life that would fit the terrestrial barbarians to take their place in the great community of the Galaxy.Their motives were beyond reproach. Their objectives were honourable. It was not their fault that humanity distrusted their motives, repudiated their objectives - and did its best to drive the missionaries back into space . . .
The Magnificent Wilf
By Gordon R Dickson
When Earth is contacted by galactic civilization, our heroic couplet - diplomat Tom Parent, and his linguist wife, Lucy - prove themselves to be just the pair to tour the galaxy representing Earth and learning the whys and wherefores of galactic civilization. There's only one tiny catch to this grand tour - on Tom and Lucy's performance hinges our acceptance by the rest of the galaxy as a civilized world rather than as ward of some more "advanced" species. (You don't want Earth to become a Galactic ward.).
By Jack L. Chalker
For centuries, interstellar prospectors had searched for the fabled worlds of the Three Kings, the lost El Dorado of the galaxy. But none had succeeded. Only the mad cyborg Prophet, Ishmael Hand, had ever seen the mysterious system, and he had refused to reveal its location before vanishing forever into history. Then a starfaring evangelist - Doctor Karl Woodward - found it, only to disappear in turn. Now a new group of explorers must follow the trail that Woodward blazed. A spacegoing salvage team, desperately in debt after a violent alien menace ruins a lucrative assignment and decimates the group, is hired to follow the clues Woodward left behind. Fearing pursuit by their former backers, the group heads off for the ultimate salvage operation. By hook or by crook, they will find the Three Kings- if the galactic underworld's repo men don't get them first!
By Michael Scott Rohan
Maxie's in trouble! Again. Only, this time it's serious. Driving a stolen Ferrari Testarossa off a motorway flyover at something approaching Mach 1, with the police in hot pursuit, is no way to make old bones. But it's child's play to what follows. For Maxie, small-time thief and general low-life, has crashed into the Spiral, a strange whirlpool of time and space, where, it seems, almost anything can happen, and anyone appear. The two Elizabethan alchemists, for instance, who are convinced that Maxie can help them with their magickal endeavours. And the swashbuckling band of spectral pirates who promise Maxie power and riches beyond his wildest dreams - if only he'll join them.
By Henry Kuttner
People called them BALDIES! ...a race of mutants, hairless with egg-like skulls and lashless eyes... ...a race hated by normal human beings, who hunted them with animal ferocity and killed them with religious fervour... ...a race that was even split amongst itself with some that wanted to establish rule by mutants... ...a race that had an extraordinary talent, the powers of telepathy ! So the baldies disguised themselves with wigs and waited for the day when there would be enough of them to stop their persecution by normal men !
By Jack Williamson
From the depths of space the Seeker had come, to make the Solar system her nest. The invader was defeated, but not before the Earth was ravaged, its technology destroyed and its inhabitants reduced to barbarism. Mankind's only chance for salvation lay with the alien Eldren - but the Eldren considered humanity primitive and savage, and so they withheld their help. Young Benn Dain hoped to prove humanity's worth on Mazeway, a planetary doublet whose twin worlds, Blade and Stone, were a testing ground for Eldren young. For Roxane Kwan and Diego Bolivar, Mazeway was a path to control of the dying Earth, and Dain's quest was not part of their plans. But the Game of Blade and Stone was not designed for humans, and to survive, they would have to work together to fathom the depths of alien minds and the subtle traps of Eldren way...
By Alan Dean Foster
Flinx: born in controversy as the product of illegal genetic experiments. Flinx: raised an orphan in the streets of Drallar on the planet Moth.Flinx: the extraordinary young man with a rare flying snake for a companion, always the inadvertent centre of danger and galactic intrigue. Even on the backwater worlds of the Commonwealth, Flinx finds himself in trouble, as a rich local bully takes an unwelcome interest in the minidrag Pip. Fleeing into space, Flinx arrives on the strange planet of Midworld, where an immense kilometre-deep jungle is home to an incredible array of plant and animal life, all of it unknown and all of it deadly. It soon becomes apparent that his hiding place is rather more perilous than he bargained for...
The Mutant Prime
By Karen Haber
Spring comes to the mutant clans. Now, the mutants begin to emerge from their long, hidden sleep. Slowly, quietly, they have slipped into the paths of ordinary life and become caught up in the everyday problems that face all of us, mutant or normal. One career is stalled. Another is threatened by the political need for a scapegoat. The clan must come together again. Michael, trapped in a loveless marriage and facing the blame for a disaster in which he had no part.Melanie, separated from clan and family, fighting to prove her worth in the world of normals. Narlydda, using her fame and wealth as a blind for her mutant identity, trapped in an age of luxury.Now, from nowhere comes a man who thrusts himself into all their lives - a man who might change the world. Is Victor Ashman the long-awaited, long-sought supermutant - the Mutant Prime? Before his frightening powers can turn the normal world against them all, the clan must find him, identify him, and - if necessary - stop him.
By Michael G. Coney
If an alien creature can so perfectly imitate a human being that not only is it physically and mentally indistinguishable from a man but it actually believes itself to be one, what do you do with it? Is it human?This is the question which confronts Alex Stordahl, supervisor of the harsh planet Marilyn. Initially nobody had suspected anything unusual about the largely reptilian animal life. Then Stordahl discovered the amorphs - shapeless in their natural state, but possessing a unique defence mechanism: when closely approached by a possible aggressor, they could adopt the form least likely to be attacked by the creature.When it transpires that the creatures are harmless they are quickly absorbed into the colony to provide extra labour. The the ruthless owner of the development corporation arrives from Earth. He wants to test the amorphs, and brings with him a group of four brilliant, but totally egotistical men. And trouble soon starts...
By Karen Haber
After long years of struggle, the fight for acceptance and equality is over. The mutant clans have fit themselves and their extraordinary talents into the mainstream of human society. But when peculiar phenomena begin in the New Mexican desert - "miracle" cures, supernatural rescues - the issue of mutancy rises once more to the forefront of human affairs. At the center of the conflict are three strong and vastly different personalities, three men who will guide the tides of human destiny - and ultimately the tides of evolutionary destiny as well:Joachim Metzger - Leader of the mutant clans, desperate to keep the hard-won peace and prosperity his people have finally achieved.Julian Akimura - The brilliant therapist who banished his twin brother, Rick, in the hopes of saving humanity from his unsurpassed mutant talents.Rick Akimura - The long-sought supermutant, the promise of whose power has been the building force of mutant society for centuries - and whose coming is nothing that anyone could have foretold.
The Maze in the Mirror
By Jack L. Chalker
I'm Horowitz. Private eye. I work of G.O.D., Inc. - the company that rules the Labyrinth between infinite alternate Earths. Only now I've got new clients - vengeful rebels out to wreck the Labyrinth. But their Big Plan's on hold: one of the inner circle's dead, leaving eight conspirator/ prime suspends on eight private worlds. And finding the killer's the least of my problems. The rebels play for high stakes - and I know too much to live. If I succeed, they'll kill me. If I stall, they'll blow up a planet - ours. If I escape, the Company will kill me. If I stop the rebel scheme, my wife and child will be turned into mindless drug-sex slaves. But if I don't stop them, they'll unleash a force that might well cremate Earths. All Earths. In all universes. Throughout all creation...
My Brother's Keeper
By Charles Sheffield
Lionel Salkind was glad for a visit from his twin brother Leo; the two rarely saw each other. Tehn their plane went down, and as he lost consciousness Lionel knew that Leo was dead. Lionel woke up in a hospital, to the eerie news that he owed his life to bits of his dead brother's brain transplanted into his own skull. It was a very experimental operation, but it seemed to have been successful. And then the memories began. Terrifying snatches of memory that had no place in Lionel's own quiet past. Leo's memories, calling him somewhere to finish a job half-done - a dangerous job whose importance to the world Lionel had not even begun to grasp.
By Karen Haber
For hundreds of years the mutants walked among us, concealing their dazzling psychic abilities, living in fear. With the coming of the 1990s, the mutants took their rightful place in normal human society in a storm of political upheaval. Now, as summer ripens for the mutant clans, the long struggle for equality nears its end. But the mutants' awesome talents - and their belief in the coming of a mutant messiah - still set them apart. The clans can join together in hope...but for how long?Alanna, talented in her own right, but overshadowed by the brilliance of her mother, the world-renowned artist Narlydda. Julian, he gifted graduate student, hoping to forge a link between medicine and mutant healing - and between himself and the beautiful researcher, Eva Seguy.Rick, Julian's mercurial twin brother, whose lack of mutant talents is his burden...and his freedom.Strange currents are flowing, and the entire world is about to change. Unthinkable and unspeakable powers are about to be released, powers that not even the massed mutants can control.
By Alan Dean Foster
Born was a child of the rain forest that covered Midworld, part of the primitive society that the peaceful jungle planet had sustained for hundreds of years. He was wise in the ways of his world, and he knew well the precarious natural balance that governed all things.Then one day the aliens came. Giants. They knew nothing of the Upper or Lower Hell ? and they cared less. Born had risked his life to save them, to guide them through the myriad tangled boughs, past unseen, unsuspected dangers lurking in the underbrush. But worse than their ignorance of how to survive, the aliens had plans for Midworld, plans that could utterly destroy the globe-spanning forest that his people called home.As the days passed, Born realized his mistake. And as he had once hunted only to live, he knew now that he would be forced to live only to kill...