Created in an ancient war, implacable machines programmed to destroy all life, they seem invincible. But now humanity has come to a berserker base: Lars, a prisoner of war who will not surrender; the crew of ASTER'S HOPE, peaceful explorers who must now learn to fight; and Holt and Morgan, who will use the alien skills of the primitive 'Reen to face the planet killers.
An ancient berserker, a gigantic space going killer machine programmed to destroy all life, seizes a space laboratory devoted to preserving a vast number of human zygotes. The zygotes are being stored for retrieval and growth in a future colonization project. Captain Dirac Sardou, whose wife and zygote were on the space vehicle, is obsessed with pursuit of the berserker. During the chase, mysteriously the laboratory, Captain Sardou's ship, and the berserker disappear. Three hundred years after the disappearance, evidence of the missing vehicles and the damaged berserker is found. The would be rescuers are confounded. Why didn't the berserker destroy the Captain's ship? Why hasn't the berserker destroyed the vessel filled with nascent life? A fast paced space adventure.
Another episode in the Berserker wars of the far distant future when powerful machines continue trying to eradicate all life and the living battle back. Space opera, political intrigue, touches of technology. The main character, a royal, political prisoner must engineer his release from a space station prison in order to fight off the plans of the Berserkers and their human allies.
This collaboration by two writers who lived in Baltimore concerns Edgar Allan Poe.
The Face of Apollo, Ariadne's Web, The Arms of Hercules
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's timeless creation returns in a new series of handsomely designed, long out-of-print detective stories. From the earliest days of Holmes' career to his astonishing encounters with Martian invaders, the Further Adventures series encapsulates the most varied and thrilling cases of the worlds' greatest detective.When two suspect psychics offer Ambrose Altamont and his wife the opportunity to contact their recently deceased daughter, the wealthy British aristocrat wastes no time in hiring Sherlock Holmes to expose their hoax. He arranges for the celebrated detective and Dr. Watson to attend the family's next seance, confident in Holmes' rationalist outlook on the situation. But what starts as cruel mockery becomes deadly reality when young, beautiful Louisa Altamont appears to her parents in the flesh as one of the nosferatu--a vampire! The resulting chaos leaves one of the fraudulent spiritualists dead. Sherlock Holmes missing, and Dr. Watson alone and mystified. With time running out, Watson has no choice but to summon the only one who might be able to help--Holmes' vampire cousin, Prince Dracula. Alternately narrated by Watson and the charismatic Dracula himself, Seance for a Vampire demonstrates that heroes are sometimes found in the most unlikely places. Saberhagen has recast Bram Stoker's paragon of evil into a noble, witty and chillingly powerful character.
THE HOLMES-DRACULA FILE A meeting of minds...or a mingling of bloods? The resemblance is uncanny. , I The crime is bizarre and unlikely. Somewhere in the mazes of fog-bound London lurks a being more terrible than any Sherlock Holmes has ever faced - and when they meet in a pact of blood and honor, the foundations of Her Majesty's Empire will tremble. The game is afoot indeed! At last the story can be told
"An intoxicating blend of romance, adventure, danger and time travel." -Library Journal "Many have written of King Arthur, but in Merlin's Bones Fred Saberhagen has wonderfully connected Camelot, what came after, and what came before, with our own near future through the spiraling coils of time. Nothing is what you were told, nothing is what you remember, nothing is what it seems. It's terrific!"
When two suspect psychics offer Ambrose Altamont and his wife the opportunity to contact their recently deceased daughter, the wealthy British aristocrat wastes no time in hiring Sherlock Holmes to expose their hoax. He arranges for the celebrated detective and Dr. Watson to attend the family's next seance, confident in Holmes' rationalist outlook on the situation. But what starts as cruel mockery becomes deadly reality when young, beautiful Louisa Altamont appears to her parents in the flesh as one of the nosferatu--a vampire! The resulting chaos leaves one of the fraudulent spiritualists dead. Sherlock Holmes missing, and Dr. Watson alone and mystified. With time running out, Watson has no choice but to summon the only one who might be able to help--Holmes' vampire cousin, Prince Dracula. Alternately narrated by Watson and the charismatic Dracula himself, Seance for a Vampire demonstrates that heroes are sometimes found in the most unlikely places. Saberhagen has recast Bram Stoker's paragon of evil into a noble, witty and chillingly powerful character.
Seeking the contraband he and his separated partner Becky Sharp have hidden, Harry Silver and his beloved ship the Witch Of Endor become stranded on a mysterious minor planet of a binary star system. The planet's only inhabitants are a military installation, purportedly maintaining a weather station. An old acquaintance, Claire Normandy commands the base. Claire's base is more than a weather station, as the biggest baddest berserker, Shiva, has discovered. Shiva plans destruction of the base and all life on the planet. Harry, Becky, Claire and others on the side of humanity must defeat Shiva, the god of death, or die. Others oddly on the side of life include a mad leader of a religious cult, a psychotic serial killer, and a pig headed military commander bent on a suicidal plan of attack. Another action filled adventure in the on-going struggle against the life destroying berserkers.
Time travelers without time machines... A collection of science fiction and fantasy stories about time including: Decyphered with the Potshards of Time by Robert A. Frazier, Go Starless in the Night by Roger Zelazny, To Whom It May Concern by Chad Oliver, St. Amy's Tale by Orson Scott Card, The Final Days by David Langford, Recessional by Fred Saberhagen, Encased in the Amber of Time by Robert A. Frazier, The Child Who Cries for the Moon by Connie Willis, Grain of Truth by Charles Spano, Jr., Forward by Steve Rasnic Tem, Strata by Edward Bryant, Forefather Figure by Charles Sheffield, Experimentum Crucis by Rivka Jacobs, Bank and Shoal of Time by R. A. Lafferty, and Animated by the Fossils of Time by Robert A. Frazier
A Love Affair for the Ages. Five hundred years ago their paths first crossed. He possessed her totally, not quite against her will. Until she fled. And was captured. And was punished. And fled. And is fleeing still...<P> Dracula tells the story of his life and his great love before he became undead. The portrait of his beloved from those precious living days is in the hands of villains. The Prince must pursue and possess this link with his breathing life. The Southerlands, particularly Judy, are ready to assist an old friend of the family.
Planeteer Boris Brazil visiting backwater colony planet with intelligent natives whose rituals center around a liquid with unpredictable effects on the earth-descended. After another planeteer drinks the Water of Thought and goes berserk, Boris follows him into the wilderness, and ultimately learns what the water is and how it works on the native species.
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