The Takeshi Kovacs Collection
Richard Morgan blazed onto the SF scene in 2002 with ALTERED CARBON, which won the Philip K. Dick award and is now in production to be released as a ten-episode series by Netflix. ALTERED CARBON is the first in the Takeshi Kovacs trilogy, which continues with BROKEN ANGELS and WOKEN FURIES. These three brilliant, crime noir SF novels are the perfect introduction to Richard's work, or a welcome reminder of his power as a writer, and now available in a beautiful box set. Richard has also written two computer games (CRYSIS 2 and SYNDICATE), and the BLACK WIDOWcomics for MARVEL.
The Tabit Genesis
By Tony Gonzales
They left Sol in two great ships, carrying with them the last hope for humankind. Destined for different stars, their mission was to ensure the survival of our species. One ship was never heard from again. Decades later, the other arrived at a lifeless world, where the survivors learned that Earth was lost not to famine, but to an alien species determined to eradicate humans from existence. Man is not alone in the universe, and the last of us are hunted. Driven by strong characters facing tremendous odds, Tony Gonzales delivers SF in the grandest tradition: an epic adventure full of colossal ships, vast battles and unimaginable challenges.
The Thing Itself
By Adam Roberts
Adam Roberts turns his attention to answering the Fermi Paradox with a taut and claustrophobic tale that echoes John Carpenters' The Thing.Two men while away the days in an Antarctic research station. Tensions between them build as they argue over a love-letter one of them has received. One is practical and open. The other surly, superior and obsessed with reading one book - by the philosopher Kant.As a storm brews and they lose contact with the outside world they debate Kant, reality and the emptiness of the universe. The come to hate each other, and they learn that they are not alone.
Time of the Fourth Horseman
By Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Twenty-first century medicine has wiped out all the deadly diseases. But suddenly, a large American city is gripped by epidemics of smallpox, diptheria and other killers that were supposed to have disappeared forever. Only a few top government officials know what's going on...And for their sakes, the citizens of the threatened city must never be allowed to find out.
By Gary Alan Wassner
The mighty Lalas are dying. The great sentient trees are departing the world that they have protected since the beginning of time, leaving the people bereft and confused. The fabric weaves of its own will, winding around the Twins, binding them inextricably into the cloth as they are violently thrust into a threatening world. Separated at birth, Davmiran and Tomas, heirs to the throne of Gwendolen, struggle to find the truth that will save their world. Assisted by a group of extraordinary warriors, scholars, magi, and friends, Tomas chooses his battles and demonstrates his strength and fortitude. But Davmiran lies unconscious in the Heights of Lormarion as the world awaits his revival so that he too can fulfill his unique and compelling destiny.
Throne of Fools
By Adrian Cole
The wicked city of Xennidhum has fallen - and now Simon Wargallow believes his world is saved. But a new evil has risen to threaten the beleaguered land of mystery and miracle. For out of the wastes of ice comes dire news of a powerful Sorcerer King, who will unleash the forces of chaos upon the unstable empire. And one man, the son Omara's doomed Lord, must shed his disguise and regain his rightful throne before humanity's final cry.
Thief of Dreams
By Adrian Cole
In the impenetrable west of Innasmorn lies the forbidden city of Shung Hang - a mystical place shrouded in legend...and guarded by the winged warriors of the last goddess, the Aviatrix. Pursued by the relentless death machine of the corrupt Prime Consul Zellorian, the last remnants of an exterminated mortal race make their way across a perilous, devastated land. For only by harnessing an ancient power secreted in the Deathless City can the intrepid human survivors hope to hold the enemy at bay - and forestall the bloodthirsty alien Csendook's planned genocide of humankind.
By James Alan Gardner
Life on Old Earth is simple. Under the rule of the Spark Lords, most chaos has been brought under control. Five unsatisfied teachers out for a night of drinking is nothing out of the ordinary...until they find one of their students has been murdered by an unknown alien organism.When it's discovered that the murdered student's boyfriend has gone missing, this group of misfits find themselves tangled in an unofficial homicide investigation that uncovers things they'd never imagined. The hunt for a murderer unveils a horrifying conspiracy that may involve everyone from the Spark Lords to the League of Peoples...and a force more sinister than anything they could have imagined.
The Treasure of Alpheus Winterborn
By John Bellairs
Anthony Monday doesn't have many friends, and his home life is a wreck. But, he does have Miss Eells, the librarian at the Hoosac Public Library, and he has an adventure waiting for him right around the corner.When Miss Eells gives Anthony a job at the library, he thinks he'll just be dusting shelves and filing books. Instead, he discovers a hidden clue leading to the treasure of eccentric millionaire Alpheus Winterborn. Miss Eells thinks the clues are a practical jokes left by the odd, old Winterborn before he died. Then why do things start getting so scary so quickly? The closer they get to solving the mystery, the closer Winterborn's evil nephew Hugo Philpotts lurks in the shadows - waiting to snatch the treasure out of their hands.
Trailer Park Noir
By Ray Garton
Welcome to Riverside Mobile Home Park, where there's plenty of shade but no escape from the heat. Marcus Reznick watched the love of his life blow her brains out and then dove to the bottom of a bottle of vodka. Now he's living in Riverside Mobile Home Park and trying to pull his life together...until a powerful temptation comes his way. Steve Regent is an internet pornographer who has moved to Riverside Mobile Home Park to work on a new website - Trailer Park Girls. He's looking for beautiful women...but instead, he finds something very ugly. Sherry Manning is a drug addict living in the trailer park with her boyfriend, Andy Winchell, who's a dealer. When a friend of a friend ODs in their trailer and turns out to be the son of a powerful politician, the truth about his death is covered up in the media. But Sherry and Andy know that truth...and she fears what might be done to silence them. Anna Dunfy is trying to make ends meet by doing temp jobs and stripping at night to support her mentally handicapped daughter, Kendra...an astonishingly beautiful girl with a woman's body, a child's mind, and a dangerous urge to do something naughty. It's a run-down little trailer park in northern California, but it could be anywhere in the United States. It is unassuming, unremarkable and looks like a million other trailer parks. But don't let the sleepy appearance fool you. It's a nest of dark secrets, boiling lusts and murder waiting to happen.
By Ray Garton
One rainy night, Gerry Brady discovers a beautiful woman with heartbreaking eyes hiding in his garage. The moment he sees her, he is struck by an involuntary thought he does not understand: I've found you. She is a woman in danger. He does not understand why he feels so powerfully drawn to her, but he feels compelled to help her, even though doing so puts his life and the lives of his friends in jeopardy. Gerry's relationship with Kendra draws him into a conspiracy too horrifying to believe...a conspiracy rooted in his own past. As he falls in love with a woman he doesn't know, he learns more about himself than he ever suspected.
Teach Your Child Bridge
By Ron Klinger
There is every reason to start children on bridge at an early age. In addition to the obvious benefits to arithmetic and logical reasoning, bridge develops memory, judgement, concentration, planning ability and cooperation. It is a social asset for life, and boosts mental alertness later in life. Not only is it fun to play, but bridge also allows one to make new friends easily and overcomes all kinds of social barriers and physical handicaps. Bridge can be played anywhere and anytime. You will be doing your child a lifelong favour by opening the door to the world of bridge.
Travelling to Utopia
By Michael Moorcock
The Michael Moorcock Collection continues with this threesome of standalone adventures, all exploring various aspects of the Eternal Champion and the Multiverse. The stories include a frantic dash across a frozen hell on a dangerous ship, the story of one man's lonely five-year journey towards the stars, and a terrifying vision of a future where every version of Earth in the multiverse is in danger.Contains THE WRECKS OF TIME, THE ICE SCHOONER and THE BLACK CORRIDOR.
Theodore Sturgeon SF Gateway Omnibus
By Theodore Sturgeon
From the SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal sample introduction to the fantastic imagination of Theodore Sturgeon, one of the great names in science fiction.Highly acclaimed for his short fiction, Sturgeon is nevertheless best known for his 1953 novel, MORE THAN HUMAN, and for scripting the STAR TREK episode 'Amok Time', which introduced the Vulcan mating ritual, the pon farr. This omnibus contains three of his finest works: THE DREAMING JEWELS, TO MARRY MEDUSA and VENUS PLUS X.
By George R.R. Martin
A classic novel from George R.R. Martin, author of the hit HBO TV series A GAME OF THRONESHaviland Tuf is an honest space-trader (one of the few), and he likes cats. So how is it that, despite being up against the worst villains in the universe, he has become the proud owner of the last working seedship, pride of Earth's Ecological Engineering Corps?We'll leave that aside for now - just be thankful that the most powerful weapon in space is in good hands, hands which now control cellular material for thousands of outlandish creatures.With his unique equipment and powerful spacecraft, Tuf is set to tackle the myriad problems that human settlers have created during their colonisation of far flung worlds. Hosts of hostile monsters, a population addicted to procreation, a dictator who is willing to unleash plagues to get his own way - and all that stands between the colonists and disaster is Tuf's ingenuity, and his reputation as an honest dealer in a universe of rogues ...
By John Meaney
The second volume of Meaney's epic Ragnarok space opera trilogy. The dark matter in the universe is alive and is seeking to pervert human history to its own ends.Its influence has reached back into the dark ages, to the centre of the Third Reich and 600 years into the future.The Ragnarok universe not only provides a stunning SF rationale for Norse mythology but posits a world where pilots are locked into symbiotic relationships with their ships and the cities can come alive.
The Two in Hiding
By Ru Emerson
Jennifer, Chris and Robin returne for the second fantastical journey of Ru Emerson's NIGHT-THREADS trilogy. The trio are met by two runaways, Aletto and Lialla, brother and sister from the mystical kingdom of Rhadaz. They have escaped from the estate of their uncle Jadek who has ruled for years since the mysterious death of their father. Chris has taught Aletto how to fight like a warrior while Lialla has begun to teach Jennifer the secret magic of the Night-Threads. Together the group must strategize and navigate through a richly-imagined fantasy world of deceit, intrigue, illusion and shape-shifting.
To the Haunted Mountains
By Ru Emerson
This is the first tale of the Nedao people, told from the perspective of Nisana, and AEldra of the cat kin. The story is left to her, as one of the few witnesses of the trials of the brave young queen Ylia, the Lady of Nedao. As she trains Ylia in the arts of her powers, Nisana is the only mind to have full access to all of Ylia feelings and emotions as she is thrown into exile from the city of the King and subjected to dark magics and a dangerous journey through unfriendly lands.
By Pamela Sargent
This eclectic group of short stories traverses time, place, and genre to deliver vivid accounts of captivating worlds, both real and imagined. By weaving together the historical and the fantastic, the stories in this collection produce fascinating narratives that remain deeply human. The startling title story, "Thumbprints," explores the darker side of the book business when a literary agent goes too far to ensure that his author's fees are paid in full. "Erdeni's Tiger," a historical drama, features a young wife in twelfth-century Mongolia who must master the spirit world to save her tribe. "Climb the Wind" revisits Mongolia in a modern-day setting as the country's military past haunts its current inhabitants.
Tea with The Black Dragon
By R. A. MacAvoy
Martha Macnamara knows that her daughter Elizabeth is in trouble, she just doesn't know what kind. Mysterious phone calls from San Francisco at odd hours of the night are the only contact she has had with Elizabeth for years. Now, Elizabeth has sent her a plane ticket and reserved a room for her at San Francisco's most luxurious hotel. Yet she has not tried to contact Martha since she arrived, leaving her lonely, confused and a little bit worried. Into the story steps Mayland Long, a distinguished-looking and wealthy Chinese man who lives at the hotel and is drawn to Martha's good nature and ability to pinpoint the truth of a matter. Mayland and Martha become close in a short period of time and he promises to help her find Elizabeth, making small inroads in the mystery before Martha herself disappears. Now Mayland is struck by the realization, too late, that he is in love with Martha, and now he fears for her life. Determined to find her, he sets his prodigious philosopher's mind to work on the problem, embarking on a potentially dangerous adventure.