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By Aileen Erin. 2020
Sometimes my life doesn’t feel real to me. It’s so different—infinitely better—than anything I had on Earth. I’m not running…or hiding or afraid anymore. I’m not dealing with the trauma of my past. I’m not alone because I have Lorne. Every time I look into his eyes, everything else fades away—the war, the fight ahead, the fact that we have so much work to do if we want to win. I see him and I forget that SpaceTech is moving against us, but it’s not just me I’m trying to save anymore. It’s the Aunare.And yet, the Aunare High Council isn’t listening to a word I say. I’m the only one who seems to understand the danger that we’re up against, and that if we don’t start acting soon, it’ll be too late. I want to dissolve the High Council, but I’m not sure I should. I don’t even know if I can. But I know that SpaceTech is closing in. Their war ships are stationed at the edges of our colonies’ territory, and I can feel the fight growing closer every minute of every day.The time for us to act is coming, and I’m not sure how much more politicking I can do. That’s not who I am. It’s not who I’m meant to be. I can only be a fighter. A warrior. A queen.If no one else will fight with me, then I will do what I need to take down SpaceTech. Because I’m Amihanna di Aetes, the future High Queen of the Aunare, and I won’t quit. Not ever.From Aileen Erin, the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Alpha Girl series, comes an epic adventure in space: The Aunare Chronicles!Book1: Off PlanetBook 2: Off BalanceBook 3: In Command (an eBook Novella)Book 4: On MissionBook 5: On Destiny“On Mission is a truly spectacular continuation of the Aunare Chronicles leaving the reader only enough breath to clamor for more. It was a fantastic on-the-edge-of-my-seat binge and I am positively screeching for the next book!” - Angela, pooled ink reviews “You NEED you read this story….This story line is complex and has so many layers, twist, & turns. I’m always wondering what will happen next.” - Tracy, Goodreads“Amihanna is a fantastic heroine. Independent but loyal to her team and partner. Brave, strong, in spirit and muscle, and someone who leads by example…. If I could give this book more than 5 stars I would!”- Sheila K, Goodreads
By James S. Parker. 2021
A Navy ship fights to survive an inexplicable event in this action-packed Bermuda Triangle thriller . . .Every year, all across the planet,…people simply vanish, never to be seen again. Some areas of the world are well known for this phenomenon—like the area that would become known as the Bermuda Triangle after the famed Flight 19 incident off the Florida coast in 1945.Now, in the present day, an unexplainable event has occurred in the same area—an event that cannot be ignored by the military. The Navy ship Eclipse and its crew are sent to investigate, but after several days come up empty. Then, two days before the planned return to port, the event reoccurs, and the Eclipse is caught up in something it cannot escape. The ship and its crew suddenly find themselves completely isolated, all communication lost, surrounded by a terribly hostile environment where each day is a struggle to survive—in this intense, fast-paced novel of self-reliance, mystery, and discovery.
By Nnedi Okorafor. 2015
Includes a brand-new Binti story! <P><P>Collected for the first time in an omnibus edition, the Hugo- and Nebula-award-winning Binti trilogy,…the story of one extraordinary girl's journey from her home to distant Oomza University. <P><P>In her Hugo- and Nebula-winning novella, Nnedi Okorafor introduced us to Binti, a young Himba girl with the chance of a lifetime: to attend the prestigious Oomza University. <P><P>Despite her family's concerns, Binti's talent for mathematics and her aptitude with astrolabes make her a prime candidate to undertake this interstellar journey. <P><P>But everything changes when the jellyfish-like Medusae attack Binti's spaceship, leaving her the only survivor. Now, Binti must fend for herself, alone on a ship full of the beings who murdered her crew, with five days until she reaches her destination. <P><P>There is more to the history of the Medusae--and their war with the Khoush--than first meets the eye. If Binti is to survive this voyage and save the inhabitants of the unsuspecting planet that houses Oomza Uni, it will take all of her knowledge and talents to broker the peace. <P><P>Collected now for the first time in omnibus form, follow Binti's story in this groundbreaking sci-fi trilogy.
By Taylor Anderson. 2020
Matt Reddy and the crew of the USS Walker are positioned to push the line of battle to the breaking…point on an alternate Earth, in the thrilling return to the New York Times bestselling Destroyermen series.Matt Reddy and his sailors have fought, bled, and died for their Lemurian friends and other allies from across time, but their enemies are still operational. In Africa, the Grik General Esshk has escaped defeat to build a new army and new weapons, and is desperate enough to use them to destroy the world if he can't have it.In South America, the NUS, General Shinya, and the Army of the Sisters have the evil Dominion on the ropes and are closing in on the seat of its blood-drenched power, but the twisted Don Hernan has struck a deal with the fascist League, and Victor Gravois is finally assembling the awesome fleet of modern ships he's always craved. If he's successful, the war will be lost. Undermined by treachery on a stunning scale, Matt Reddy must still steam his battered old ship halfway around the world, scraping up what forces he can along the way, and confront the mightiest armada the world has ever seen in a fiery duel to the death.
By Christopher L. Bennett. 2017
The saga of the Star Trek: Enterprise TV series continues with this thrilling original novel!The time has come to act.…Following the destructive consequences of the Ware crisis, Admiral Jonathan Archer and Section 31 agent Trip Tucker both attempt to change their institutions to prevent further such tragedies. Archer pushes for a Starfleet directive of non-interference, but he faces opposition from allies within the fleet and unwelcome support from adversaries who wish to drive the Federation into complete isolationism. Meanwhile, Tucker plays a dangerous game against the corrupt leaders of Section 31, hoping to bring down their conspiracy once and for all. But is he willing to jeopardize Archer’s efforts—and perhaps the fate of an entire world—in order to win? ™, ®, & © 2016 CBS Studios, Inc. Star Trek and related marks are trademarks of CBS Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
By Keith R. A. Decandido. 2005
Following the surprise resignation of Federation President Min Zife after the disastrous Tezwa affair, Nan Bacco of Cestus III has…won a hotly contested election to become the new chief executive of over one hundred fifty planetary civilizations and their colonies. But no sooner does she take office than the Romulan Star Empire falls into chaos. With tensions already high, a Reman refugee ship is sighted approaching a Federation outpost, its intentions unknown. As the first year of the Bacco Administration unfolds, the Federation Council is slow to work with its new president, and not always supportive of her policies or her appointments to key council positions; a successful first contact suddenly becomes a diplomatic disaster; and the sins of President Zife prove difficult to lay to rest...as one celebrated Starfleet officer's career reaches a turning point.
By Christopher L. Bennett. 2016
The "fifth season" saga of the Star Trek: Enterprise TV series continues with this action-packed original novel!Admiral Jonathan Archer has…barely settled in as Starfleet Chief of Staff when new crises demand his attention. The Starfleet task force commanded by Captain Malcolm Reed continues its fight against the deadly Ware technology, but one of the task force ships is captured, its Andorian crew imprisoned by an interstellar Partnership that depends on the Ware for its prosperity. Worse, the Partnership has allied with a renegade Klingon faction, providing it with Ware drone fleets to mount an insurrection against the Klingon Empire. Archer sends Captain T'Pol and Endeavour to assist Reed in his efforts to free the captured officers. But he must also keep his eye on the Klingon border, for factions within the Empire blame Starfleet for provoking the Ware threat and seek to take revenge. Even the skill and dedication of the captains under Archer's command may not be enough to prevent the outbreak of the Federation's first war! TM, ®, & © 2016 CBS Studios, Inc. STAR TREK and related marks are trademarks of CBS Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
By Jodi Taylor. 2016
A Chronicles of St Mary's short story that is sure to entertain. If you love Jasper Fforde or Ben Aaronovitch,…you won't be able to resist Jodi Taylor. Like a smaller and much scruffier Greta Garbo - finally - Markham speaks!It's Christmas and time for the first (and almost certainly last) St Mary's Annual Children's Christmas Party - attendance compulsory, by order of Dr Bairstow. Discovered practising his illegal reindeer dance and poo-dropping routine, our hero, along with fellow disaster-magnets Peterson and Maxwell, is despatched to Anglo-Saxon England to discover the truth about Alfred and the cakes.In his own words, our hero reveals Major Guthrie's six-point guide to a successful assignment and the Security Section's true opinion of the History Department. And of historians in general. And of one historian in particular.And, just to be clear, it is time travel, for God's sake. Forget all that pretentious 'investigating major historical events in contemporary time' rubbish.This is history without the capital 'H'. Because this is the way the Security Section rolls! Readers love Jodi Taylor: 'Once in a while, I discover an author who changes everything... Jodi Taylor and her protagonista Madeleine "Max" Maxwell have seduced me' 'A great mix of British proper-ness and humour with a large dollop of historical fun' 'Addictive. I wish St Mary's was real and I was a part of it' 'Jodi Taylor has an imagination that gets me completely hooked' 'A tour de force'
By Clark Ashton Smith, Laird Barron, Fred Chappell, Erica L. Satifka, Molly Tanzer, Victor LaValle, H. P. Lovecraft, Livia Llewellyn, Michael Cisco, Masahiko Inoue, Nadia Bulkin. 2020
Even though he passed over 80 years ago, H. P. Lovecraft maintains a visceral influence over a host of contemporary…writers. Inspired by the Master of the Macabre's more optimistic writings, this unique collection spotlights the weird works of nine current horror and fantasy authors, including the award-winning Michael Cisco and Livia Llewellyn plus Victor LaValle, Molly Tanzer, and Masahiko Inoue. Also includes Clark Ashton Smith's 1931 "The City of the Singing Flame" and Lovecraft's own "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" as well as an extensive Introduction by leading Lovecraftian scholar Nick Mamatas.
By Alan Dean Foster. 1985
One man struggles to survive on a hostile alien world in this thrilling adventure from the #1 New York Times–bestselling…author of Madrenga. Some people are convinced they can do anything; Evan Orgell is one of them. So when his company president sends him off-world to investigate a breakdown in communications from a small research station on a newly discovered planet, he&’s all in. The planet&’s resources could mean massive profits for the company—and a successful mission could mean massive advancement for Evan. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Clad in a Mobile Hostile World suit, Evan has no doubts about his safety—until he lands on the world of Prism. Though he&’s already dealt with thousands of theoretical extraterrestrial problems, nothing prepares him for what he finds there. Hungry, invading lifeforms are everywhere. Over two dozen highly trained people have been overwhelmed and killed, some with their bones eaten from the inside out. It&’s utter devastation. Then, while Evan searches for survivors, his indestructible suit meets its match—and he must face the bloodthirsty predators of Prism alone, unprotected, with only his wits to rely on . . . Praise for Alan Dean Foster &“One of the most consistently inventive and fertile writers of science-fiction and fantasy.&” —The Times (London) &“Alan Dean Foster is a master of creating alien worlds.&” —SFRevu.com &“Foster knows how to spin a yarn.&” —Starlog &“Alan Dean Foster is the modern day Renaissance writer, as his abilities seem to have no genre boundaries.&” —Bookbrowser
By Alan Dean Foster. 1982
A first-contact novel written from an alien perspective by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Star Wars: The Force…Awakens and Star Trek Into Darkness. Ryo is one of the Thranx, a race of social arthropods. From his larval years to now, his life has been normal, though his love of learning and insatiable curiosity set him apart. He has settled into his work as an agriculture specialist and is premated to a lovely female. Yet Ryo still feels something is missing from his life, and when he heroically defends his colony from the Thranx&’s reptilian nemesis, Ryo gets a taste of excitement that&’s hard to forget. Then his premate shares a garbled message from her starship-captain cousin—one that hints at the discovery of a completely new, completely alien space-going intelligence. Even when the captain backtracks and denounces the experience as a deep-space nightmare, Ryo can&’t let it go. He becomes obsessed, leaving his colony and family behind to chase rumors of a murderous alien race, horrible beyond imagining. And when he finally makes it to an isolated military outpost rumored to harbor the captured aliens, he comes face-to-face with . . . humanity. Praise for Alan Dean Foster &“One of the most consistently inventive and fertile writers of science-fiction and fantasy.&” —The Times (London) &“Alan Dean Foster is a master of creating alien worlds.&” —SFRevu.com &“Foster knows how to spin a yarn.&” —Starlog &“Alan Dean Foster is the modern day Renaissance writer, as his abilities seem to have no genre boundaries.&” —Bookbrowser
By Alan Dean Foster. 1987
A mind-blowing cosmic adventure from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of the Adventures of Pip & Flinx. It&’s…just another boring late night in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for Seeth, a disillusioned punk rocker with too much time on his hands and too little money. That is, until he heads to a bowling alley and runs into Kerwin, a geeky graduate student who&’s there doing research for a sociology assignment. While trying to distract Kerwin from his scholarly pursuits, Seeth notices two burly cops trying to unlawfully arrest a lone bowler, and for laughs, he jumps in to save him. When it turns out the bowler, the cops, and even the bowling ball are all different races of aliens involved in an interstellar chase, Seeth and Kerwin find themselves on a ship careening through space—protecting a mysterious, all-powerful lifeform that might possibly be the most valuable thing in the universe. Seeth&’s found the excitement he wanted. And he didn&’t even have to leave Albuquerque—just Earth. Praise for Alan Dean Foster &“One of the most consistently inventive and fertile writers of science-fiction and fantasy.&” —The Times (London) &“Alan Dean Foster is a master of creating alien worlds.&” —SFRevu.com &“Foster knows how to spin a yarn.&” —Starlog &“Alan Dean Foster is the modern day Renaissance writer, as his abilities seem to have no genre boundaries.&” —Bookbrowser
By K. B Wagers. 2021
The Near-Earth Orbital Guard (Neo-G)—inspired by the real-life mission of the Coast Guard—patrols and protects the solar system. Now the…crew of Zuma’s Ghost must contend with personnel changes and a powerful cabal hellbent on dominating the trade lanes in this fast-paced, action-packed follow-up to A Pale Light in the Black.Zuma’s Ghost has won the Boarding Games for the second straight year. The crew—led by the unparalleled ability of Jenks in the cage, the brilliant pairing of Ma and Max in the pilot seats, the technical savvy of Sapphi, and the sword skills of Tamago and Rosa—has all come together to form an unstoppable team. Until it all comes apart. Their commander and Master Chief are both retiring. Which means Jenks is getting promoted, a new commander is joining them, and a fresh-faced spacer is arriving to shake up their perfect dynamics. And while not being able to threepeat is on their minds, the more important thing is how they’re going to fulfill their mission in the black. After a plea deal transforms a twenty-year ore-mining sentence into NeoG service, Spacer Chae Ho-ki earns a spot on the team. But there’s more to Chae that the crew doesn’t know, and they must hide a secret that could endanger everyone they love—as well as their new teammates—if it got out. At the same time, a seemingly untouchable coalition is attempting to take over trade with the Trappist colonies and start a war with the NeoG. When the crew of Zuma’s Ghost gets involved, they end up as targets of this ruthless enemy. With new members aboard, will the team grow stronger this time around? Will they be able to win the games? And, more important, will they be able to surmount threats from both without and within?
By Terry Brooks. 2012
THE PHENOMENAL EPIC OF GOOD AND EVIL LIKE IT'S NEVER BEEN EXPERIENCED BEFORE Thirty-five years ago, Terry Brooks brought to…life a dazzling world in The Sword of Shannara. Nineteen more Shannara volumes would follow, making the series one of the most popular fantasy epics of all time. Now comes a fully annotated collector's edition of the novel that started it all--featuring never-before-shared insights into the classic tale, an all-new introduction by the New York Times bestselling author, and replicas of the original sketches for some of the long-lost, black-and-white paintings by the Brothers Hildebrandt that decorated the original edition, and a replica of the original Hildebrandt central color plate on the back of the jacket.. Long ago, wars ravaged the world. In peaceful Shady Vale, half-elfin Shea Ohmsford knows little of such troubles. Then the giant, forbidding Allanon reveals that the supposedly dead Warlock Lord is plotting to destroy everything in his wake. The sole weapon against this Power of Darkness is the Sword of Shannara, which can be used only by a true heir of Shannara. On Shea, last of the bloodline, rests the hope of all the races. Soon a Skull Bearer, dread minion of a mighty evil, flies into the Vale, seeking to destroy Shea. To save his home, Shea must flee, drawing the Skull Bearer after him in menacing pursuit. Thus begins the enthralling Shannara epic, a spellbinding tale of adventure, magic, and myth. PRAISE FOR TERRY BROOKS "The Sword of Shannara is an unforgettable and wildly entertaining epic, animated by Terry Brooks's cosmically generative imagination and storytelling joy. This was one of my favorite fictional worlds growing up, and I look forward to many return trips."--Karen Russell, New York Times bestselling author of Swamplandia!"Terry Brooks has been my constant companion over a lifetime of exploring my beloved fantasy genre. I say with all honesty I would not be writing epic fantasy today if not for Shannara. If Tolkien is the grandfather of modern fantasy, Terry Brooks is its favorite uncle."--Peter V. Brett, New York Times bestselling author of The Desert Spear "I can't even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks's books I've read (and reread) over the years. From Shannara to Landover, his work was a huge part of my childhood."--Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind "Terry Brooks is a master of the craft and a trailblazer who established fantasy as a viable genre. Not only do I owe him for many hours of reading pleasure, I owe him my job. He is required reading."--Brent Weeks, New York Times bestselling author of The Night Angel Trilogy "The Shannara books were among the first to really capture my imagination. I didn't just enjoy reading the novels--the world became so real that I would spend hours creating Shannara fan-fiction in my mind. My daydreams and therefore my stories will always owe a debt to Terry Brooks."--Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Beyonders and Fablehaven seriesFrom the Hardcover edition.
By Jay Posey. 2020
The first novel in an exciting new series, Every Sky a Grave is a thrilling space epic following a powerful…woman who can destroy planets with a single word but is suddenly faced with an adversary that threatens the entire known universe.Far in the future, human beings have seeded themselves amongst the stars. Since decoding the language of the universe 8,000 years ago, they have reached the very edges of their known galaxy and built a near-utopia across thousands of worlds, united and ruled by a powerful organization known as the Ascendance. The peaceful stability of their society relies solely on their use of this Deep Language of the cosmos. But this knowledge is a valuable secret, and a holy order of monastics known as the First House are tasked with monitoring its use and &“correcting&” humanity&’s further development. Elyth is one such mendicant, trained as a planetary assassin, capable of infiltrating and ultimately destroying worlds that have been corrupted, using nothing more than her words. To this end, Elyth is sent to the world Qel in response to the appearance of a forbidden strain of the Deep Language that was supposed to have died out with its founder over seven hundred years prior. What she finds on the backwater planetoid will put her abilities to the test and challenge what she knows of the Deep Language, the First House, and the very nature of the universe.
By Czerneda, Julie E.. 1999
Sira, the most powerful member of the alien Clan, has dared to challenge the will of her people--by allying herself…with a human. But can she hope to carve a new life for herself when the Clan is determined to reclaim her genetic heritage. . . at any cost?
By Suzanne Collins. 2020
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded…by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV...And the odds are against all who play.With all four of Suzanne Collins's Hunger Games novels in one digital collection, you can step into the world of Panem with the 10th annual Hunger Games, and continue all the way to the electrifying conclusion.
By Howard V. Hendrix. 2001
Venturing into a universe different from where his previous novels—Lightpaths, Standing Wave, and Better Angels—were set, Howard V. Hendrix tackles…one of life's most enduring questions: What does it mean to be human?In a dramatically altered near-future, the world's newest technology resurrects a plague of apparent global madness that not only destroys ten thousand years of urban civilization, but also creates a world under the sway of the full moon—and a human race transformed in astonishing ways.
By Isaac Asimov. 1993
Hacia la Fundación es el segundo libro del «Ciclo de la Fundación», tercer bloque de la célebre «Saga de la…Fundación» de Isaac Asimov, una portentosa saga que constituye una extraordinaria visión del futuro y que abarca miles de años y docenas de mundos. Al compás de una trama dramática y sugestiva, Asimov narra la apasionante peripecia de sus personajes más entrañables: Hari Sheldon, padre de la Fundación y creador de la teoría de la psicohistoria; Cleón I, vanidoso y astuto emperador del Imperio Galáctico, predestinado a ser el último miembro de una gloriosa dinastía; Eto Demerzel, misteriosa eminencia gris de palacio y verdadero detentador del poder, y Wanda Sheldon, la extraña e inteligente mujer a quien Hari confía su creación más ambiciosa: la omnipotente Segunda Fundación...
By Jarrett Lerner. 2020
Amelia Bedelia meets James Patterson&’s House of Robots series in the adventures of Geeger, a robot who goes to school…for the very first time, in the first story in a new, fun-to-read Aladdin QUIX chapter book series that&’s perfect for emerging readers!Geeger the Robot is going to school. But not robot school…a school with kids, the human kind! Geeger isn&’t used to human ways, and his zany misunderstandings and overly literal responses to instructions lead to quite a few mishaps. He&’s starting to wonder if he can even make it until snack time! Will a bot made of wires, nuts, and bolts fit in with a classroom of kids?