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(ID)ENTITY by Manney, PJ, author. (ID)ENTITY

In the guise of political revolutionary Thomas Paine, bioengineer Peter Bernhardt brought down the corrupt and powerful Phoenix Club - and then turned revolution into evolution by becoming the first artificial human intelligence: Major Tom. In the two years since Major Tom revealed his digital existence and spread his freedom manifesto, he has been revered as a god and vilified as a demon. The United States and Europe have splintered into ideologically independent regions. Russia and China prepa

Nov 16, 2017
A darker shade of magic by Schwab, V. E., 1987- author. A darker shade of magic

Kell is one of the last Travelers -- magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel universes -- as such, he can choose where he lands. There's Grey London, dirty and boring, without any magic, ruled by a mad King George. Then there's Red London, where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London, ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne -- a place where people fight to control magic, and the magic fights back

Nov 16, 2017
A long day in Lychford by Cornell, Paul, author. A long day in Lychford

A Long Day in Lychford is the third book in Paul Cornell's increasingly popular Witches of Lychford series. It's a period of turmoil in Britain, with the country's politicians electing to remove the UK from the European Union, despite ever-increasing evidence that the public no longer supports it. And the small town of Lychford is suffering. But what can three rural witches do to guard against the unknown? And why are unwary hikers being led over the magical borders by their smartphones' mapping

Nov 12, 2017
A plague of giants by Hearne, Kevin, author. A plague of giants

"Enter an unforgettable world...one that is forever changed when an army of giants invades. The kingdom's only hope: the discovery of a magic that will call wondrous beasts to fight by the side of humankind"--

Nov 13, 2017
A scandal in Battersea by Lackey, Mercedes, author. A scandal in Battersea

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Nov 13, 2017
A spoonful of magic by Radford, Irene, author. A spoonful of magic

When she discovers that her husband is not a traveling troubleshooter for a software company, but the sheriff of the International Guild of Wizards, and her brilliant children are budding magicians and she herself is a kitchen witch Daphne Rose Wallace Deschants must quickly harness her powers to protect her family from those who want to destroy them.

Nov 12, 2017
Adulthood rites by Butler, Octavia E., author. Adulthood rites

"Nuclear war had nearly destroyed mankind when the Oankali came to the rescue, saving humanity -- but at a price. The Oankali survive by mixing their DNA with that of other species, and now on Earth they have permitted no child to be born without an Oankali parent. The first true hybrid is a boy named Akin -- son of Lilith Iyapo -- and to the naked eye he looks human, for now. He is born with extraordinary sensory powers, understanding speech at birth, speaking in sentences at two months old, a

Nov 16, 2017
Alien in chief by Koch, Gini, author. Alien in chief

"As Kitty can tell you, it's not easy being the wife of the vice president--especially not when he's an alien from the Alpha Centauri system. But she and her A-C husband, Jeff, have learned how to roll with whatever life and the bad guys throw at them--they think. When the Alpha Centauri Planetary Council requests a visit with the president and vice president, things look politically dicey. When the most dangerous prisoners in the most secure supermax prison escape with ease, things look bad. Bu

Nov 16, 2017
Alien nation by Koch, Gini, author. Alien nation

Sci-fi action meets steamy paranormal in Gini Koch's Alien novels, as Katherine "Kitty" Katt faces off against aliens, conspiracies, and deadly secrets. * "Futuristic high-jinks and gripping adventure." -- RT Reviews It's a typical day of bureaucracy and stress for President and First Lady Jeff and Kitty Katt-Martini, made more stressful when alien spacecraft are spotted making a beeline for Earth, none of them from the Alpha Centauri system. Then a cryptic request from an old adversary pulls Ki

Nov 16, 2017
All those explosions were someone else's fault by Gardner, James Alan, author. All those explosions were someone else's fault

"Sparks are champions of (weird) science, complete with capes and costumes and amazing superpowers that only make sense if you don't think about them too hard. Darklings are creatures of myth and magic: ghosts, vampires, were-beasts, and the like. Doors creak at their approach. Cobwebs gather where they linger. Kim Lam is just an ordinary college student until a freak scientific accident (what else?) transforms Kim and her three housemates into honest-to-goodness Sparks-- and drafts them into

Nov 16, 2017
Artemis - a novel by Weir, Andy, author. Artemis - a novel

Augmenting her limited income by smuggling contraband to survive on the Moon's wealthy city of Artemis, Jazz agrees to commit what seems to be a perfect, lucrative crime, only to find herself embroiled in a conspiracy for control of the city.

Nov 16, 2017
Barbary Station by Stearns, R. E., 1983- author. Barbary Station

"Two engineers hijack a spaceship to join some space pirates--only to discover the pirates are hiding from a malevolent AI. Now they have to outwit the AI if they want to join the pirate crew--and survive long enough to enjoy it. Adda and Iridian are newly minted engineers, but aren't able to find any work in a solar system ruined by economic collapse after an interplanetary war. Desperate for employment, they hijack a colony ship and plan to join a famed pirate crew living in luxury at Barbary

Nov 16, 2017
Beyond the empire by Wagers, K. B., author. Beyond the empire

Gunrunner-turned-Empress Hail Bristol was dragged back to her home planet to take her rightful place in the palace. Her sisters and parents have been murdered, and the Indranan Empire is reeling from both treasonous plots and foreign invasion. Now, on the run from enemies on all fronts, Hail prepares to fight a full-scale war for her throne and her people, even as she struggles with the immense weight of the legacy thrust upon her. With the aid of a motley crew of allies old and new, she must re

Nov 16, 2017
Black goat blues by Black, Levi, 1970- author. Black goat blues

"In Red Right Hand, Charlie Tristan Moore was thrust into a nightmarish world of lurking Lovecraftian horrors when The Man In Black, a diabolical Elder God, chose her as his unwilling Acolyte. Discovering her own power, Charlie ultimately defied The Man In Black, but at a cost. Now armed with a magic coat made from the skin of a flayed angel, Charlie is out to destroy The Man In Black and save her boyfriend Daniel--and she doesn't care how many bloodthirsty gods and monsters get in her way..."--

Nov 16, 2017
Blackwing by McDonald, Ed (Fantasy fiction author), author. Blackwing

"Set on a postapocalyptic frontier, Blackwing is a gritty fantasy debut about a man's desperate battle to survive his own dark destiny... Hope, reason, humanity: the Misery breaks them all. Under its cracked and wailing sky, the Misery is a vast and blighted expanse, the arcane remnant of a devastating war with the immortals known as the Deep Kings. The war ended nearly a century ago, and the enemy is kept at bay only by the existence of the Engine, a terrible weapon that protects the Misery's

Nov 18, 2017
Blade of empire by Lackey, Mercedes, author. Blade of empire

They thought the war was over. They were wrong. Runacarendalur Caerthalien has been a master of battle for hundreds of years, but he found himself on the wrong side--the losing side--in the last war. Betrayed by his brother, trapped in a prophecy he does not understand, Runacar flees the battlefield.Yet Runacar is no coward. In a twist he could never have imagined, the Elven War-Prince finds himself leading a new army into battle--a force of centaurs, merfolk, gryphons, minotaurs, and talking be

Nov 17, 2017
Blood song - a Raven's Shadow novel by Ryan, Anthony. Blood song - a Raven's Shadow novel

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Nov 16, 2017
Bloodmage by Aryan, Stephen, 1977- author. Bloodmage

"The people of Perizzi have survived the Battlemage war, but their future is looking darker than ever. Byrne is a Guardian of the Peace, investigating a series of murders in which the corpses were drained entirely of blood. Fray's expertise with magic is needed to catch the killer, but working with the Guardians destroyed his father years before. Choss, renowned as a fighter, must work for peace and defuse a war in the underworld that will make the streets run red. Kayja must use her skills as a

Nov 12, 2017
Breach of containment - a Central Corps novel by Bonesteel, Elizabeth, author. Breach of containment - a Central Corps novel

"Hostilities between factions are threatening to explode into a shooting war on the moon of Yakutsk, and the two major galactic military powers, Central Corps and PSI, have sent ships to defuse the situation. But when a strange artifact is discovered, events are set in motion that threaten the entire colonized galaxy including former Central Corps Commander Elena Shaw. Now an engineer on a commercial shipping vessel, Elena finds herself drawn into the conflict when she picks up the artifact on Y

Nov 12, 2017
Bring it on by Gilman, Laura Anne. Bring it on

While dealing with her complicated relationship with Sergei, retriever Wren Valere must choose sides when her fellow lonejacks, organizing a rebellion against the Mage's Council, are at risk.

Nov 17, 2017
Chain of command by Chadwick, Frank, author. Chain of command

"Lieutenant Sam Bitka, U.S. Naval Reserve, is just getting used to civilian life when he is called back to active duty. Tensions between Earth and the alien Varoki are on the rise and he is assigned as tactical officer aboard the deep space destroyer USS Puebla. But when the Varoki launch a crippling surprise attack against the Earth coalition fleet, Sam finds himself suddenly in command of the USS Puebla. Now he must deal with faltering leadership in the human task force and an alien enemy who

Nov 16, 2017
Chaosmage by Aryan, Stephen, 1977- author. Chaosmage

Voechenka is a city under siege. Decimated by the Battlemage war, its restless dead attack every night, begging the living to join them beyond the grave.

Nov 12, 2017
Chronicles of the Black Company by Cook, Glen. Chronicles of the Black Company

Darkness wars with darkness as the hard-bitten men of the Black Company take their pay and do what they must. They bury their doubts with their dead. Then comes the prophecy: The White Rose has been reborn, somewhere, to embody good once more ... --From publisher description.

Nov 12, 2017
Communication failure by Zieja, Joseph, author. Communication failure

"In this sequel to Mechanical Failure, a threat of a neighboring human-inhabited system forces Captain Rogers to declare war, and the math-happy Thelicosan fleet offers an ultimatum: surrender Rogers, or everyone dies. Captain Rogers has suddenly become the Admiral of the 331st Meridan fleet, but spies aboard his ship are giving information to the rival Thelicosan command. They believe that they have finally found someone to fulfill the Thelicosan's destiny--and are willing to break a two hundre

Nov 16, 2017
Dark deeds by Brooks, Mike, 1982- author. Dark deeds

"In the third book of the "entertaining" (Kirkus Reveiws) Keiko series, Captain Ichabod Drift and his crew find themselves in another mess as a ship-wide vacation leads to their second-in-command taken hostage by the planet's criminal mastermind. After the riotous civil war in Dark Sky, the crew of the Keiko decides to go on vacation at an illegal gambling port for a little fun. What they don't realize is that the casinos are run by an ex-client who didn't get his shipment due to the war. The m

Nov 12, 2017
Dark deeds by Brooks, Mike, 1982- author. Dark deeds

"In the third book of the "entertaining" (Kirkus Reveiws) Keiko series, Captain Ichabod Drift and his crew find themselves in another mess as a ship-wide vacation leads to their second-in-command taken hostage by the planet's criminal mastermind. After the riotous civil war in Dark Sky, the crew of the Keiko decides to go on vacation at an illegal gambling port for a little fun. What they don't realize is that the casinos are run by an ex-client who didn't get his shipment due to the war. The mo

Nov 16, 2017
Down and out in purgatory - the collected stories of Tim Powers. by Powers, Tim, 1952- author. Down and out in purgatory - the collected stories of Tim Powers.

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Nov 17, 2017
Dragon keeper by Hobb, Robin. Dragon keeper

Guided by the great blue dragon Tintaglia, a tangle of serpents fights its way up the Rain Wild River to the cocooning grounds. But the creatures which emerge from the cocoons are a travesty of the powerful, shining dragons of old; some cannot fly, others are stunted or deformed. To save the dragons, a band of dragon keepers, hunters and chroniclers must attend them if they are to find their true home--the legendary Elderling city of Kelsingra.

Nov 16, 2017
Every which way but dead by Harrison, Kim, 1966- Every which way but dead

Cincinnati witch Rachel Morgan, a bounty hunter dedicated to bringing criminal night creatures to justice, risks an eternity of pain, torment, and degradation when she agrees to let the demon Algaliarept become her familiar in exchange for his testimony at the trial of evil vampire Piscary.

Nov 12, 2017
Fevre dream by Martin, George R. R., author. Fevre dream

The grand steamer Fevre Dream voyages down the Mississippi, and Captain Marsh finds that his partner is a vampire.

Nov 12, 2017
First-person singularities by Silverberg, Robert, author. First-person singularities

A collection of eighteen first-person stories by the science fiction master includes tales featuring such diverse narrators as a dolphin in love with a human and an alien visitor living in disguise in a New York hotel.

Nov 13, 2017
For a few demons more by Harrison, Kim, 1966- For a few demons more

Rachel Morgan is a witch/bounty hunter based in the Hollows, the section of Cincinnati where supernatural beings live. She here must protect an artifact from all sorts of creatures while proving a werewolf friend innocent of serial murders.

Nov 12, 2017
Forbidden suns by Clark, D. Nolan, author. Forbidden suns

"In the cold of space, the fire of revenge still burns. Aleister Lanoe has been on a mission since before he can remember. Honing his skills as a fighter pilot and commander through three centuries of constant warfare, he has never met a foe he cannot best. But now he faces a mission which may be his last: take vengeance on the alien race who has coldly and systematically erased all the sentient life in its path. In all his years at war, the stakes have never been higher..."--

Nov 12, 2017
Gluttony Bay by Wallace, Matt Gluttony Bay

Nov 12, 2017
Greedy pigs by Wallace, Matt, 1982- author. Greedy pigs

Politics is a dirty game. When the team at Sin du Jour accidentally caters a meal for the President of the United States and his entourage, they discover a conspiracy that has been in place since before living memory. Meanwhile, the Shadow Government that oversees the co-existence of the natural and supernatural worlds is under threat from the most unlikely of sources. It's up to one member of the Sin du Jour staff to prevent war on an unimaginable scale.

Nov 12, 2017
Hainish novels & stories. Volume one by Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929- author. Hainish novels & stories. Volume one

"For the first time, all of Ursula K. Le Guin's Hainish novels and stories are brought together in a single edition, complete and with new introductions by the author. Beginning in the 1960s and 70s, these remarkable works redrew the map of modern science fiction. In such visionary masterworks as the Nebula and Hugo Award winners The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed, Le Guin imagined a galactic confederation of human colonies founded by the planet Hain--an array of worlds whose diverge

Nov 16, 2017
Hainish novels & stories. Volume two by Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929- author. Hainish novels & stories. Volume two

"For the first time, all of Ursula K. Le Guin's Hainish novels and stories are brought together in a single edition, complete and with new introductions by the author. Beginning in the 1960s and 70s, these remarkable works redrew the map of modern science fiction. In such visionary masterworks as the Nebula and Hugo Award winners The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed, Le Guin imagined a galactic confederation of human colonies founded by the planet Hain--an array of worlds whose diverge

Nov 16, 2017
Ice / 50th Anniversary Edition by Kavan, Anna, 1901-1968, author. Ice / 50th Anniversary Edition

"In a frozen, apocalyptic landscape, destruction abounds: great walls of ice overrun the world and secretive governments vie for control. Against this surreal, yet eerily familiar broken world, an unnamed narrator embarks on a hallucinatory quest for a strange and elusive "glass-girl" with silver hair. He crosses icy seas and frozen plains, searching ruined towns and ransacked rooms, all to free her from the grips of a tyrant known only as the warden and save her before the ice closes all around

Nov 12, 2017
Infinite stars - the definitive anthology of space opera and military SF by Infinite stars - the definitive anthology of space opera and military SF

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Nov 12, 2017
Into the drowning deep by Grant, Mira, author. Into the drowning deep

"Seven years ago Atagaris set off on a voyage to the Mariana Trench to film a "mockumentary" bringing to life ancient sea creatures of legend. It was lost at sea with all hands. Some have called it a hoax; others have called it a maritime tragedy. Now, a new crew has been assembled. But this time they're not out to entertain. Some seek to validate their life's work. Some seek the greatest hunt of all. Some seek the truth. But for the ambitious young scientist Victoria Stewart this is a voyage to

Nov 16, 2017
Invader by Cherryh, C. J. Invader

Nearly two centuries after the starship Phoenix disappeared into the heavens, leaving an isolated colony of humans on the world of the Atevi, it unexpectedly returns to orbit overhead, threatening the stability of both Atevi and human government. This is the sequel to Foreigner.

Nov 12, 2017
Jade city by Lee, Fonda, author. Jade city

"Stylish and action-packed, full of ambitious families and guilt-ridden loves, Jade City is an epic drama reminiscent of the best classic Hong Kong gangster films but set in a fantasy metropolis so gritty and well-imagined that you'll forget you're reading a book." -- Ken Liu, winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards and author of The Grace of Kings and The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories FAMILY IS DUTY. MAGIC IS POWER. HONOR IS EVERYTHING. Jade is the lifeblood of the island of Ke

Nov 16, 2017
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Clarke, Susanna. Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

Magician, Mr. Norrel of Hurtfew Abbey, uses his powers against Napoleon and the French in 1806 and is soon challenged by Jonathan Strange, a novice magician, who becomes obsessed with the Raven King, the twelfth-century founder of English magic and bizarre forms of magic.

Nov 16, 2017
Ka - Dar Oakley in the ruin of Ymr by Crowley, John, 1942- author. Ka - Dar Oakley in the ruin of Ymr

"Dar Oakley -- the first Crow in all of Crow history with a name of his own -- was born two thousand years ago. He tells the story of his impossible lives and deaths to a man who has learned his language in this exquisite novel which unravels like a fireside fable, by award-winning author John Crowley. In Ka we see how young Dar Oakley went down into the human underworld long before Julius Caesar came into the Celtic lands, and there got hold of the immortality meant for humans; how he sailed We

Nov 17, 2017
Kindred by Butler, Octavia E., author. Kindred

Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end, long before it has

Nov 16, 2017
Kitty and the dead man's hand by Vaughn, Carrie. Kitty and the dead man's hand

Already the alpha pair of Denver's werewolf pack, Kitty and Ben now plan to tie the knot human-style by eloping to Vegas. Sin City has never been so wild, and this werewolf has never had to fight harder to save not only her wedding, but her very life.

Nov 12, 2017
Mageborn - the age of dread- book one / Stephen Aryan. by Aryan, Stephen, 1977- author. Mageborn - the age of dread- book one / Stephen Aryan.

"Fear of magic is intensifying across the west. Morgan, a former Guardian of the Peace, believes the eradication of magic will lead to stability and lasting world peace. He will do anything to achieve his goal, even if it means murdering every child born with magical ability. The Red Tower is their last hope. Sheltered from a world that fears them, the students there are taught to control their wild and powerful gifts. But unrest is stirring both outside the walls of the Red Tower and within."--

Nov 12, 2017
Malice of crows by Bowen, Lila, author. Malice of crows

"The sequel to Conspiracy of Ravens and third novel in Lila Bowen's widely-acclaimed Shadow series. The Ranger known as Rhett has shut down a terrible enterprise running on the blood of magical folk, but failed to catch the dark alchemist behind it. And now the Shadow refuses to let him rest. Rhett must make the ultimate transformation if he has any hope of stopping the alchemist or fulfilling his destiny; he must become the leader of a new Rangers outpost. To save his friends, and the lives of

Nov 13, 2017
More human than human - stories of androids, robots, and manufactured humanity by More human than human - stories of androids, robots, and manufactured humanity

The short stories in More human than human demonstrate the depth and breadth of artificial humanity in contemporary science fiction. Issues of passing, of what it is to be human, of autonomy and slavery and oppression, and yes, the hubris of creation; these ideas have fascinated us for at least two hundred years, and this selection of stories demonstrates why it is such an alluring and recurring conceit.

Nov 16, 2017
Myth-fortunes by Asprin, Robert. Myth-fortunes

Immortality: it sounded like a great idea. Aahz falls for the offer and ropes in everyone he knows to invest. But all is not perfect. It's up to Skeeve to figure out why the deal is running sour even before the ink's dry on the papyrus ...

Nov 16, 2017
Oathbringer by Sanderson, Brandon, author. Oathbringer

"Dalinar Kholin's Alethi armies won a fleeting victory at a terrible cost: The enemy Parshendi summoned the violent Everstorm, which now sweeps the world with destruction, and in its passing awakens the once peaceful and subservient parshmen to the horror of their millennia-long enslavement by humans. While on a desperate flight to warn his family of the threat, Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with the fact that the newly kindled anger of the parshmen may be wholly justified. Nestled in

Nov 16, 2017
Olympia Knife by Constantine, Alysia Olympia Knife

Nov 16, 2017
Parable of the sower by Butler, Octavia E., author. Parable of the sower

Set thirty years in the future, a young woman suffering from hyperempathy, to feel others' pain as well as her own, makes a dangerous journey north from Southern California.

Nov 12, 2017
Perfect shadow by Weeks, Brent, author. Perfect shadow

Gaelan Starfire is a farmer, happy to be a husband and a father; a careful, quiet, simple man. He's also an immortal, peerless in the arts of war. Over the centuries, he's worn many faces to hide his gift, but he is a man ill-fit for obscurity, and all too often he's become a hero, his very names passing into legend: Acaelus Thorne, Yric the Black, Hrothan Steelbender, Tal Drakkan, Rebus Nimble.But when Gaelan must take a job hunting down the world's finest assassins for the beautiful courtesan-

Nov 16, 2017
Renegades by Locke, Thomas, 1952- author. Renegades

"When twins Sean and Dillon Kirrell use their transit abilities to rescue a kidnap victim, they cross a clandestine group within their government who seeks to control all planets with their transit powers, forcing the brothers to choose sides in what could explode into full-blown war"--

Nov 18, 2017
Strange music - a Pip & Flinx adventure by Foster, Alan Dean, 1946- author. Strange music - a Pip & Flinx adventure

"Empathic Flinx and his minidrag Pip have saved the universe more times than they can count, but the return of an old friend pulls the duo from their retirement and plunges them into a story of intrigue and imagination. The planet of Largess has recently opened itself to trade with the human-dominated Commonwealth. But when the daughter of a powerful chieftan goes missing, authorities believe a covert agent to be the cause. They need someone to track down the princess and roust the troublemaker,

Nov 16, 2017
Substrate phantoms by Reisman, Jessica, 1963- author. Substrate phantoms

"The space station Termagenti, hub of commerce, culture, and civilization, may be haunted. Even after generations of exploring deep space, humanity has yet to encounter another race, and yet, some believe that what is troubling the station may be an alien life form. Jhinsei and his operations team keep Termagenti operational. After an unexplained and deadly mishap takes his team from him, Jhinsei finds himself haunted by his dead teammates. In fact, they may not be alone; he may have picked up a

Nov 12, 2017
Terminal Alliance by Hines, Jim C. Terminal Alliance

Nov 12, 2017
The autobiography of Jean-Luc Picard - the story of one of Starfleet's most inspirational captains by Picard, Jean-Luc, 2305- author. The autobiography of Jean-Luc Picard - the story of one of Starfleet's most inspirational captains

Nov 18, 2017
The beautiful ones by Moreno-Garcia, Silvia, author. The beautiful ones

Antonina Beaulieu is in the glittering city of Loisail for her first Grand Season, where she will attend balls and mingle among high society in hopes of landing a suitable husband. But Antonina is telekinetic, and strange events in her past have made her the subject of malicious gossip and hardly a sought-after bride. Now, under the tutelage of her cousin's wife, she is finally ready to shed the past and learn the proper ways of society. Antonina, who prefers her family's country home to the gla

Nov 17, 2017
The Belgariad. Volume one by Eddings, David. The Belgariad. Volume one

"It all begins with the theft of the Orb that for so long protected the West from an evil god as long as the Orb was at Riva, the prophecy went, its people would be safe from this corrupting power. Garion, a simple farm boy, is familiar with the legend of the Orb, but skeptical in matters of magic. Until, through a twist of fate, he learns not only that the story of the Orb is true, but that he must set out on a quest of unparalleled danger to help recover it. For Garion is a child of destiny, a

Nov 16, 2017
The Book of Swords by The Book of Swords

An anthology of original fantasy tales by some of today's leading genre masters includes contributions by George R. R. Martin, Scott Lynch, Garth Nix, Cecelia Holland, and Elizabeth Bear.

Nov 12, 2017
The city of brass by Chakraborty, S. A., author. The city of brass

"A brilliantly imagined historical fantasy in which a young con artist in eighteenth century Cairo discovers she's the last descendant of a powerful family of djinn healers. With the help of an outcast immortal warrior and a rebellious prince, she must claim her magical birthright in order to prevent a war that threatens to destroy the entire djinn kingdom. Perfect for fans of The Grace of Kings, The Golem and the Jinni, and The Queen of the Tearling"--

Nov 16, 2017
The eternity war - pariah by Sawyer, Jamie, author. The eternity war - pariah

The soldiers of the Simulant Operations Programme are mankind's elite warriors. Veterans of a thousand battles across a hundred worlds, they undertake suicidal missions to protect humanity from the insidious Krell Empire and the mysterious machine race known as the Shard.

Nov 12, 2017
The fall of dragons by Cameron, Miles, author. The fall of dragons

"In the climax of the Traitor Son Cycle, the allied armies of the Wild and the Kingdoms of men and women must face Ash for control of the gates to the hermetical universe, and for control of their own destinies. But exhaustion, treachery and time may all prove deadlier enemies. In Alba, Queen Desiderata struggles to rebuild her kingdom wrecked by a year of civil war, even as the Autumn battles are fought in the west. In the Terra Antica, The Red Knight attempts to force his unwilling allies to f

Nov 13, 2017
The good, the bad, and the undead by Harrison, Kim, 1966- The good, the bad, and the undead

It's a tough life for witch Rachel Morgan, sexy, independent bounty hunter, prowling the darkest shadows of downtown Cincinnati for criminal creatures of the night. She can handle the leather-clad vamps and even tangle with a cunning demon or two. But a serial killer who feeds on the experts in the most dangerous kind of black magic is definitely pushing the limits.

Nov 12, 2017
The imposters of Aventil by Maresca, Marshall Ryan, author. The imposters of Aventil

Nov 18, 2017
The infinite now by Tarquini, Mindy. The infinite now

In flu-ravaged 1918 Philadelphia, Fiora Vicente, the freshly orphaned and forward-thinking daughter of the local fortune teller, has goals. She has ambitions. But when faced with a future she hasn't planned, she has second thoughts--and casts her community into a stagnant bubble of time. Inside the bubble, life among Fiora's superstitious neighbors continues, but nothing progresses, swamped by a steady stream of unspent seconds. As the pressure builds Fiora realizes she must find the courage to

Nov 17, 2017
The iron hound by Akers, Tim, 1972- author. The iron hound

"Tensions flare between north and south, and hatreds erupt inot war. Creatures long kept confined rise from below, spreading destruction on an unimaginable scale. While Malcolm Blakley seeks to end the war before all of Tenumbra is consumed, his son Ian searches for the huntress Gwendolyn Adair, and finds himself shadowed by the totem of his family, the Iron Hound."--From back cover.

Nov 16, 2017
The Jim Baen Memorial Award - the first decade by The Jim Baen Memorial Award - the first decade

"Since 2007, Baen Books and The National Space Society have sponsored The Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award, to honor the legacy of Jim Baen and to promote the ideals of forward-thinking, positive science fiction. Here gathered together for the first time are the best of the best of the first decade of the Jim Baen Memorial Award. Winners and runners-up whose stories dared imagine a bright future in which humankind has shaken off the shackles of gravity and moved into that limitless realm know

Nov 16, 2017
The lay of Aotrou and Itroun - together with the Corrigan poems by Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973, author. The lay of Aotrou and Itroun - together with the Corrigan poems

"Set 'in Britain's land beyond the seas' during the age of chivalry, The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun tells of a childless Breton lord and lady (the 'Aotrou' and 'Itroun' of the title) and the tragedy that befalls them when Aotrou seeks to remedy their situation with the aid of a magic potion obtained from a corrigan, or malevolent fairy. When the potion succeeds and Itroun bears twins, the corrigan returns seeking her fee, and Aotrou is forced to choose between betraying his marriage and losing his

Nov 16, 2017
The Long Past & Other Stories by Hale, Ginn The Long Past & Other Stories

Nov 16, 2017
The mongrel mage by Modesitt, L. E., Jr., 1943- author. The mongrel mage

The Saga of Recluce chronicles the history of this world with world-building detail and an ingenious and disciplined magic system. L.E. Modesitt, Jr. returns to his longest and bestselling fantasy series with volume nineteen, The Mongrel Mage, which marks the beginning of a new story arc. In the world of Recluce, powerful mages can wield two kinds of magic--the white of Chaos or the black of Order. Beltur, however, has talents no one dreamed of, talents not seen in hundreds of years that blend b

Nov 16, 2017
The rule of luck by Cerveny, Catherine. author. The rule of luck

The Rule of Luck is a whirlwind thriller romance in a futuristic setting that will tug at your heartstrings while sending you on high-speed chases alongside a genetically-enhanced (and incredibly handsome...) criminal mastermind. As a famed tarot card reader, all is well in luck and love for Felicia Sevigny, until Russian crime leader Alexei Petriv walks into her shop and demands a reading. Petriv's future looks dark and full of danger, which wouldn't be Felicia's problem, except that it's also

Nov 16, 2017
The sea peoples - a novel of the Change by Stirling, S. M., author. The sea peoples - a novel of the Change

"S. M. Stirling's Novels of the Change are a "truly original combination of postapocalyptic sci-fi and military-oriented medieval fantasy"* about a future where mysterious Powers removed advanced technology, and humanity rebuilds society. However, this new world is not always a peaceful one ... The spirit of troubadour Prince John, the brother of Crown Princess Orlaith, has fallen captive to the power of the Yellow Raja and his servant, the Pallid Mask. Prince John's motley band of friends and f

Nov 12, 2017
The shadow rising by Jordan, Robert, 1948-2007. The shadow rising

The fourth volume in the saga is ambitious, rich, & detailed. Annotation. The seals of Shayol Ghul are weak now, and the Dark One reaches out. The Shadow is rising to cover humankind. In Tar Valon, Min sees portents of hideous doom. Will the White Tower itself be broken? In the Two Rivers, the Whitecloaks ride in pursuit of a man with golden eyes, and in pursuit of the Dragon Reborn. In Cantorin, among the Sea Folk, High Lady Suroth plans the return of the Seanchan armies to the mainland. In the

Nov 12, 2017
The spark by Drake, David, 1945- author. The spark

In a violent world in which civilization has fallen and monsters roam, a young hero will rise. In the time of the Ancients the universe was united--but that was so far in the past that not even memory remains, only the broken artifacts that a few Makers can reshape into their original uses. What survives is shattered into enclaves--some tiny, some ruined, some wild. Into the gaps between settlements, and onto the Road that connects all human reality and the reality that is not human and may neve

Nov 16, 2017
The telling by Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929- The telling

A thought-provoking reflection on the twentieth centurye new novel in the Hamish cycle.

Nov 12, 2017
The tethered mage by Caruso, Melissa, author. The tethered mage

"CONTROL THE MAGIC, CONTROL THE WORLD In the Raverran Empire, magic is scarce and those born with power are strictly controlled -- taken as children and conscripted into the Falcon Army. Zaira has lived her life on the streets to avoid this fate, hiding her mage-mark and thieving to survive. But hers is a rare and dangerous magic, one that threatens the entire empire. Lady Amalia Cornaro was never meant to be a Falconer. Heiress and scholar, she was born into a treacherous world of political mac

Nov 17, 2017
The Two of Swords by Parker, K. J. The Two of Swords

Nov 12, 2017
The two of swords by Parker, K. J., author. The two of swords

The epic opening volume in The Two of Swords trilogy by World Fantasy Award-winning author K.J. Parker."Why are we fighting this war? Because evil must be resisted, and sooner or later there comes a time when men of principle have to make a stand. Because war is good for business and it's better to die on our feet than live on our knees. Because they started it. But at this stage in the proceedings," he added, with a slightly lop-sided grin, "mostly from force of habit." A soldier with a gift fo

Nov 12, 2017
The war dogs trilogy by Bear, Greg, 1951- author. The war dogs trilogy

"The Gurus made their presence on Earth known thirteen years ago. Providing technology and scientific insights far beyond mankind's capability, they became indispensable advisors and promised even more gifts. But they were followed by mortal enemies from sun to sun, planet to planet, and now the Gurus are stretched thin-- and they need humanity's help"--

Nov 12, 2017
The white city by Tearne, Roma, author. The white city

Hera has known great loss over decades of endless winter. The first snows coincided with the arrest of her brother on terrorism charges, and since then she has witnessed the total collapse of normal life in a devastated London. Her only source of comfort through it all has been her relationship with Raphael. Now, as the thaw begins, can she at last track down her elusive lover? Within this compelling vision of a dystopian near-future, Roma Tearne offers us a moving study of human endurance.

Nov 12, 2017
The word for world is forest by Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929- The word for world is forest

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Nov 13, 2017
This strange way of dying - stories of magic, desire and the fantastic by Moreno-Garcia, Silvia, author. This strange way of dying - stories of magic, desire and the fantastic

Perplexing and absorbing, these stories lift the veil of reality to expose the realms of what lies beyond with creatures that shed their skin and roam the night, vampires in Mexico City that struggle with disenchantment, an apocalypse with giant penguins, legends of magic scorpions, and tales of a ceiba tree surrounded by human skulls.

Nov 12, 2017
Transcendent 2- the year's best transgender speculative fiction by Takacs, Bogi Transcendent 2- the year's best transgender speculative fiction

Nov 13, 2017
Vallista by Brust, Steven, 1955- author. Vallista

Vlad Taltos is an Easterner-an underprivileged human in an Empire of tall, powerful, long-lived Dragaerans. He made a career for himself in House Jhereg, the Dragaeran clan in charge of the Empire's organized crime. But the day came when the Jhereg wanted Vlad dead, and he's been on the run ever since. He has plenty of friends among the Dragaeran highborn, including an undead wizard and a god or two. But as long as the Jhereg have a price on his head, Vlad's life is...messy. Meanwhile, for years

Nov 12, 2017
War and Craft by Doyle, Tom, author. War and Craft

"America, land of the Free and home of the warlocks. The Founding Fathers were never ones to pass up a good weapon. America's first line of defense has been shrouded in secrecy, magical families who have sworn to use their power to protect our republic. But there are those who reject America' s dream and have chosen the Left Hand Path. In this triumphant conclusion to Tom Doyle's imaginative alternate historical America, we start with a bloody wedding-night brawl with assassins in Tokyo. Our Ame

Nov 16, 2017
Weaver's lament by Newman, Emma, 1976- author. Weaver's lament

Charlotte's magical adventures continue in Weaver's Lament, the sequel to Emma Newman's Brother's Ruin. Charlotte is learning to control her emerging magical powers under the secret tutelage of Magus Hopkins. Her first covert mission takes her to a textile mill where the disgruntled workers are apparently destroying expensive equipment. And if she can’t identify the culprits before it’s too late, her brother will be exiled, and her family dishonoured…

Nov 16, 2017
Worlds of exile and illusion by Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929- Worlds of exile and illusion

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Nov 16, 2017