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Adapted from the novel by award-winning crime author Denise Mina

NEWS: The Field of Blood Returns to BBC1

The Field Of Blood, adapted from the novel by award-winning crime author Denise Mina, returns to BBC1 this week with a stellar cast, including David Morrissey, Katherine Kelly, Jayd Johnson and Ford Kiernan.

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The Queen of Zamba

L. Sprague deCamp
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L. Sprague deCamp

Meet Victor Hasselborg, easily the most miserable Private Investigator in the entire galaxy. More comfortable with the dull routine of investigating insurance frauds than interstellar adventure, Hasselborg is bound by duty to chase a runaway heiress across known space to the primitive world called Krishna. Clad in kilt and sword, his hair dyed green, riding a buggy driven by a six legged monster of a beast, Hasselborg's quest takes him through the volatile world of feudal Krishna politics and into the presence of . . . the Queen of Zamba. The Queen of Zamba is the first of L. Sprague de Camp's Krishna book - interplanetary romance in the tradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Martian Tales.

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The Hand of Zei

L. Sprague deCamp
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L. Sprague deCamp
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The Hostage of Zir

L. Sprague deCamp
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L. Sprague deCamp
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The Prisoner of Zhamanak

L. Sprague deCamp
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L. Sprague deCamp
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The Virgin of Zesh

L. Sprague deCamp
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L. Sprague deCamp
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The Bones of Zora

L. Sprague deCamp, Catherine Crook deCamp
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L. Sprague deCamp, Catherine Crook deCamp
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The Tower of Zanid

L. Sprague deCamp
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L. Sprague deCamp

Welcome back to the planet Krishna - a wilderness of blue woods under three moons, where square-riggers sail the treacherous inland seas, where fierce humanoid natives with feathery antennae cross swords in endless war, and where a Terran outside the confines of the spaceport is strictly on his own!The Tower of Zanid is the seventh book of L. Sprague de Camp's Viagens Interplanetarias series - interplanetary romance in the tradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Martian Tales.

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The Swords of Zinjaban

L. Sprague deCamp, Catherine Crook deCamp
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L. Sprague deCamp, Catherine Crook deCamp
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Rogue Queen

L. Sprague deCamp
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L. Sprague deCamp

Decades before a certain five-year voyage, L. Sprague de Camp sent a spirited crew to a strange and distant world, where their meeting with its inhabitants created chaos in local politics, upset the balance of power and generally created the most entertaining havoc. Rogue Queen is an engaging tale of aliens and humans on the loose on a world of appealing strangeness.

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The Stones of Nomuru

L. Sprague deCamp, Catherine Crook deCamp
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L. Sprague deCamp, Catherine Crook deCamp

Wrestling Reptiloids is no job for milquetoasts.Mild-mannered Terran archaeologist Keith Salazar was just minding his own business, digging up the alien past on an out-of-the-way site on the planet Kukulcan, when suddenly he was besieged by intruders on his scholarly peace: hostile natives, an indifferent ex-wife, and a demon developer with rapacious eyes glued on both his site and his true love.In the course of protecting his dig, regaining his loved one and vanquishing his rival, Salazar will fight a giant reptilian predator bare-handed, leap into snake-filled pits, engineer the planet's first imperial conquest, lead and train a battalion of alien riflemen and hold a séance. Pretty exciting work - but then maybe Keith Salazar wasn't such a milquetoast after all.

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The Venom Trees of Sunga

L. Sprague deCamp
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L. Sprague deCamp

Tortured IntellectualKirk Salazar, devout intellectual, had quite been looking forward to his field research on Sunga. He aimed to discover how the stump-tailed, semiarboreal kusis lived without being injured within the venom tree forest. A fascinating topic!His thesis would have progressed splendidly, save for one thing. A certain lack of financing necessitated that he travel through Sunga with a tour group. Much against his will, he soon became embroiled with a conglomeration of characters even more peculiar than Sunga's natural wonders.First there were the hard-core tourists, always pushing and complaining, desperate to glimpse the rare, birdlike zutas. Worse the Cantemir - a man lewd, rude and dangerous - who had struck a deal with the native Chief to destroy the whole Sunga forest for lumber! But most formidable was Alexis Ritter. She was the high priestess of a Sunga cult dedicated to chastity. But she sure seemed to have a use in mind for Salazar's body!Doggedly Salazar pursued his research through ambushes, sex, and even attempted murder. A determined intellectual does not give up easily - even if he has to go to extremes to defend his thesis!

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Lest Darkness Fall

L. Sprague deCamp
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L. Sprague deCamp

Against the Fall of NightThe Roman Empire had spread order, knowledge, and civilisation throughout the ancient world. When Rome fell, the light of reason flickered out across the Empire. The Dark Ages had begun; they would last a thousand years. Could a man from the 20th century prevent the fall of Rome? When lightening struck and he was hurled backward into the sixth century, the question became anything but academic to Martin Padway, but even forearmed with a knowledge of 20th century technology and of events to come, what could one man do? But Padway must try, lest darkness fall.

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Divide and Rule

L. Sprague deCamp
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L. Sprague deCamp

On a future Earth, where invading aliens have forced humanity to revert to a feudal society and conducting scientific research is punishable by death, it's good to be the heir to a duchy. Unless your brother has been burnt as punishment for heresy. And unless you intended to do something about it . . .

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Genus Homo

L. Sprague deCamp, P. Schuyler Miller
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L. Sprague deCamp, P. Schuyler Miller
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The Glory That Was

L. Sprague deCamp
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L. Sprague deCamp

The Glory that was - or the Glory that wasn't?Knut Bulnes had considered Vasil IX, World Emperor of the 27th century, to be a harmless eccentric until Imperial decree completely sealed off Greece behind a force wall and people of Greek descent suddenly began disappearing from the rest of the world - including the wife of Bulnes's friend Wiyem Flin.Bulnes reluctantly agreed to help Flin find his wife, and the two managed to get inside the force wall only to find themselves in the Classical Greece of Socrates and Euripides - and the target of a man-hunt not only by the soldiers of Perikles, but also by the unpleasant characters with machine guns.

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The Virgin & the Wheels

L. Sprague deCamp
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L. Sprague deCamp
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The Great Fetish

L. Sprague deCamp
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L. Sprague deCamp

On the 15th day of Franklin, Year of Descent 1008, in the Kralate of Vizantia Planet Kforri.A young teacher, Marko Prokopiu, is convicted and jailed. His heinous crime: preaching the false and unholy belief that Kforri was originally settled by men arriving from Earth in flying machines - a dangerous heresy against the official doctrine of divine evolution.Goaded into jail-break by his wife's desertion and mightily armed with his father's great ax, Markorushes to avenge his marital honour. With an eminent philosopher, Dr. Halran, inventor of the incredible hot-air balloon, Marko journeys perilously to exotic lands - to decadent Anglonia, hostile Afka, civilised Eropia and, at last, the all-female Isle of Mnaenn. There, by clever ruse and uncommon physical daring, he must recover the Great Fetish and solve the riddle of planet Kforri's ancient history, or meet a fate more complicated than death!

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The Incomplete Enchanter

L. Sprague deCamp, Fletcher Pratt
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L. Sprague deCamp, Fletcher Pratt

The Mathematics of Magic was probably the greatest discovery of the ages - at least Professor Harold Shea thought so. With the proper equations, he could instantly transport himself back in time to all the wondrous lands of ancient legend.But slips in time were a hazard, and Shea's magic did not always work - at least, not quite as he expected . . .The Incomplete Enchanter is the first in L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt's much-loved Compleat Enchanter series.

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The Castle of Iron

L. Sprague deCamp, Fletcher Pratt
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L. Sprague deCamp, Fletcher Pratt

The Mathematics of Magic was probably the greatest discovery of the ages - at least Professor Harold Shea thought so. With the proper equations, he could instantly transport himself back in time to all the wondrous lands of ancient legend.But slips in time were a hazard, and Shea's magic did not always work - at least, not quite as he expected . . .The Castle of Iron is the second in L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt's much-loved Compleat Enchanter series.

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Wall of Serpents

L. Sprague deCamp, Fletcher Pratt
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L. Sprague deCamp, Fletcher Pratt

The Mathematics of Magic was probably the greatest discovery of the ages - at least Professor Harold Shea thought so. With the proper equations, he could instantly transport himself back in time to all the wondrous lands of ancient legend.But slips in time were a hazard, and Shea's magic did not always work - at least, not quite as he expected . . .The Wall of Serpents is the third in L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt's much-loved Compleat Enchanter series.