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From the author of Mating Instinct comes a sexy and thrilling novella about a star-crossed romance between a vampire and a shifter whose families are sworn enemies. When Kiernan and Melina spent one passionate night together a year ago, they never thought that it would change their lives forever. While the attraction was undeniable, gorgeous, green-eyed shifter Melina knows it takes more than passion to combat a century of family animosity--even if she can't manage to get Kiernan out of her head. After a year of Kiernan's relentless pursuit, Melina finally gives in to her secret desires and agrees to give the dark, handsome vampire one more chance. But when their hot Miami night of flirtation is violently interrupted, Melina must put not only her trust, but her life in Kiernan's hands... Enemy Mine includes a teaser from the next Moon Shifter novel, Mating Instinct.
It was a priority-two alert for beautiful Commander Cashel Khaleize: a contract put out on the life of Xiao Zhong. Professionally, Xiao was the Captain she reported to. Personally, he was man she desired. But as female Guild Assassin Mekise Tollenga closes in, Xiao wonders if even Cashel can be trusted with his safety. And with a tenuous bond between them, Cashel wonders how far she's willing to go to earn that trust.
Planet Earth finds itself in the sights of the Evercycle Council, creators of existence. The entire Superverse plunges toward cataclysmic war--and Earth holds the unlikely key to salvation. The Council orders two Superverse wardens to Earth to recruit their newest apprentice. The wardens, Uniss and Dogg, arrive in Australia's Outback in 1963--knowing only that this mysterious recruit is more than he seems and he's currently incarnated as an Aussie lad named Ben Blochentackle. Uniss and Dogg eventually convince Ben that they're intercosmos wardens, fast-tracking the trio to the alien world Tora. There, they discover that failure to prevent a brewing conflict on Tora could unleash the looming Superverse war--and that Ben himself may be the only hope for survival of all existence. Enemy of Existence begins the sweeping story of Ben Bloch and his crew of intercosmos allies. Together they must fight to ensure existence does not implode at the hands of a greater intelligence obsessed with only one objective: perfection.
[Back Cover] With The Winter King, the first volume of his magnificent Warlord Chronicles, Bernard Cornwell established himself as the storyteller who could reinvent the legend of King Arthur for our time. Now with Enemy of God, Cornwell's magical re-creation continues. Having defeated the last holdouts of civil war in southern Britain, Arthur has secured Mordred's throne. But he must still face raging conflicts between the old ways and the new, as well as foes more powerful and more dangerous-because they pose as friends. Brilliantly written and peopled with the familiar faces of legend along with new ones, Enemy of God is an immensely powerful continuation of a modern classic.
Jerrod Northi, pirate and rogue, is desperate for the Craftsman to transform his appearance. It costs 100,000 units, steep for even Northi to pay, but because of his powerful enemies he'll find a way. Since being attacked by deadly leeris, he knows the cost of missing this opportunity for refuge in Tarnis may cost his life.
In this fantasy gamebook, the choices that you make push the story along. You can read this exciting tale with endless possibilities and endings more than once and get a new story each time!
Four disparate human explorers, marooned in deep space by a terrifying failure of technology, must work together to achieve the impossible and escape a floating prison in this classic of hard science fiction In the twenty-third century, when humankind has spread itself throughout the cosmos, with many intergalactic colonies teetering on the brink of open revolt against the hated ruling Protectorate, a team of four is transported by a miraculous technology onto the deep-space vessel Southern Cross. Hailing from vastly different backgrounds, philosophies, and worlds, Ryerson, Nakamura, Sverdlov, and Maclaren have been entrusted to explore a long-dead star located light-years beyond where humanity has previously traveled. But venturing too close to the target proves disastrous when the black sun's magnetic field permanently obliterates their only means of returning home. Suddenly, four strangers, two hailing from a privileged Earth and two from oppressed galactic colonies, must put aside their differences and work together to somehow find a way out of an impossible situation before time runs out, or die together at the farthest edge of a cold and merciless universe. A remarkably thoughtful and profoundly moving novel of survival in the darkest reaches of outer space, The Enemy Stars is a work of great power and insight by multiple Hugo and Nebula Award winner Poul Anderson, one of the legendary greats of golden-age science fiction.
Enemy Unseen<P><P> Transporting a diplomatic party is nothing new for Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise -- but this particular mission promises trouble from the start.<P> For one thing, the wife of the Federation ambassador on this trip is an old flame of Kirk's -- she's determined to see that they resume their romance where they left off. Of course, when another ambassador presents Kirk with three of his wives, finding time for the first romance, let alone any of his other duties, is going to prove nearly impossible.<P> When a diplomatic attache` is murdered, and the prime suspect is one of his crewmembers, Kirk begins to wish that Starfleet Command would consider using some other Starship to ferry diplomatic personnel....
Captivating entertainment. A spectacular cavalcade of the wild experiences of Royal Fleet Officer Jettero Heller caught up in a superbly imaginative and intricate plot. Heller has been sent to eliminate pollution on Earth to make it habitable for the coming invaders, but Voltarian killer/spy Soltan Gris (our evil narrator) is bent on sabotaging his mission. Volume 3 of the biggest Science Fiction dekology ever written -- Mission Earth. "...the granddaddy of all series..." --The Los Angeles Times
Sir Tristan Hiregaard, terrified by his periodic transformation into the evil Malken, a hideous man-beast who controls a vast criminal empire, sets out to destroy, one way or another, his evil side.
FREE ACTING TERRAN ENVOY F.A.T.E. Alien scientists had learned how to release the ravening beast-instincts buried in the recesses of the human brain from the far distant past. Now they were willing to sell their knowledge to the highest bidder in exchange for an alliance against Terra. And they had many willing to bargain with them. Captain Kennedy, the top man of the Free Acting Terran Envoys - FATE - was assigned to stop this terrifying menace. But he knew immediately that his greatest danger lay within himself - and that by challenging the alien scientists he could turn himself and his friends into beasts beyond imagining!
The curse he'd endured for centuries had finally been lifted. And although Nicholas Drakon no longer turned to stone at daybreak, his priority was still to protect his family. So when expert thief Daniela Ferreira stole an ancient Drakon artifact, he vowed to get back what belonged to his clan...and eliminate the threat.Upon capturing the intoxicating cat burglar, he discovered she was desperate to save her own sister's life. The unexpected pull he felt for the lovely Daniela had Nicholas rethinking his next move. Family honor was at the core of his very being. But to turn his back on Daniela's predicament could mean losing the heart he'd just rediscovered.
In the new Tidewater novel by the author of Guarded, a kiss between strangers draws both into unexpected danger and unforgettable desire . . .She's searching for a sign . . .Hannah Halloran has always believed in her gift. The things she sees through her psychic touch have never led her wrong before. Not when they led her to an unforgettable night with a sexy marine at a bar. Not when she felt a need to leave her home and find the sisters she barely knows. And not now, when she is an unwilling witness to a brutal murder . . .He's ready to show her . . .All Niall Graham wants is some peace. He's recovering from the horrors of war, struggling to save his family's restaurant, and desperate to forget Hannah, the beautiful woman who left him with memories of a mind-blowing night together and a bogus phone number. But a quiet life is hard to manage--especially when Hannah strides back into his restaurant with the news that a serial killer is on the loose and lurking closer than anyone could have guessed . . .
"You're A Dead Man, Jason! Death is rotting your guts, tearing you apart with pain. It's all over; there's nothing left but the funeral, and they're measuring you for the coffin now. But we can save you, Jason-we can give you a new body, a new face, a new name. You don't have to die-not yet. Maybe never. All you have to do is say the word and we'll fix all the things that are going wrong with your body, with your life, with your world. We want you, Jason. We need you-and we're going to own you! You belong to us, Jason-you're our ENFORCER!
For fans of fast-paced adventure and compelling characters, the military science fiction of Nebula Award--winning author Elizabeth Moon is the perfect choice. The brilliantly unorthodox Kylara Vatta, black-sheep scion of Vatta Transport Ltd. , one of the galaxy's wealthiest merchant houses, is a heroine like no other, blessed with a killer instinct for business and for battle. Now, in the aftermath of cold-blooded assassinations that have left her parents dead and the Vatta shipping empire shattered, Kylara faces her greatest challenge yet. There is a time for grief and a time for revenge. This is decidedly the latter. Placing her cousin Stella in command of the trading vessel Gary Tobai, Ky embarks aboard the captured pirate ship Fair Kaleen on a twofold mission: to salvage the family business and to punish those responsible for the killings . . . before they strike again. Since the network providing instantaneous communication between star systems has been sabotaged, news is hard to come by and available information impossible to trust. But as she travels from system to system, with Stella a step behind, Ky pieces together the clues and discovers a conspiracy of terrifying scope, breathtaking audacity, and utter ruthlessness. The only hope the independent systems and merchants have against this powerful enemy is to band together. Unfortunately, because she commands a ship known to belong to a notorious pirate-her own relative Osman Vatta, whom she killed for his part in her parents' deaths-Ky is met with suspicion, if not outright hostility. Rumors swirl about her intent, her very identity. Soon even Stella begins to question her cousin's decisions and her authority to make them. Meanwhile, the conspiracy Ky hunts is hunting her in turn, with agents insinuated into every space station, every planetary government, every arm of the military, and every merchant house-including her own. Before she can take the fight to the enemy, Kylara must survive a deadly minefield of deception and betrayal. From the Hardcover edition.
From acclaimed author Holly Phillips comes a major work of visionary fantasy in the vein of Jeff Vandermeer and China Miéville. As richly detailed as it is evocative, the vivid prose of this ambitious novel illuminates a lushly imagined world poised on the brink of revolution. Lanterns and flickering bulbs light the shadowy world of the rasnan, the island at the edge of a world-spanning ocean that harbors, in its ivory towers and mossy temples, the descendants of men and women who long ago fled a world ruined by magical and technological excess. But not all the island's inhabitants are resigned to exile. A mysterious brotherhood seeks to pry open doors that lead back to their damaged, dangerous homeland. Others risk the even greater danger of flight, seeking new lands and new freedoms in the vast, uncharted sea. Amid a web of conspiracy and betrayal, three people threaten to shatter this fragile world. Scheming Lord Ghar, faithful to lost gods and forbidden lore, plays an intricate power game; Lady Vashmarna, an iron-willed ruler, conceals a guilty secret behind her noble façade; and Moth, a poor, irreverent novice, holds perhaps the darkest power of all: a mysterious link to a shadowy force that may prove to be humanity's final hope-or its ultimate doom. From the Trade Paperback edition.
THE MACHINE AGEAfter the apparent death of James T. Kirk on the U. S. S. Enterpris NCC-1701-B, Montgomery Scott decides to leave Starfleet. A chance encounter with a mysterious woman named Guinan leads him to hitch a ride on the U. S. S. Jenolen -- which crashes into a Dyson Sphere, leaving only Scotty to survive suspended as a transporter pattern. . . . Seventy-five years later, he is revived aboard the Enterprise-D -- on which Guinan serves as bartender. But fate has not finished with either Scotty or Guinan. The engineer hatches an audacious plan to travel back in time and rescue Jim Kirk the moment before he would vanish into the nexus and bring him back to the twenty-fourth century without damaging the timeline. Scotty's plan, however, does not go as expected. Though Kirk is rescued, the famed captain and the engineer, as well as Captain Picard, Guinan, and the crew of the Enterprise-D, are trapped in an altered past where there is no Federation, and no human race. Sarek of Vulcan leads a ragtag collection of species fighting a losing battle against the Borg, who have swarmed into the Alpha Quadrant and assimilated Earth. Starfleet's finest miracle worker must find a way to restore the timeline before the galaxy is overrun. . . .
The first Priscilla Hutchins novel!Humans call them the Monument-Makers. An unknown race, they left stunning alien statues on distant planets in the galaxy. Each relic is different. Each inscription defies translation. Yet all are heartbreakingly beautiful.And for planet Earth, on the brink of disaster, they may hold the only key to survival for the entire human race.
The first Priscilla Hutchins novel! Humans call them the Monument-Makers. An unknown race, they left stunning alien statues on distant planets in the galaxy. Each relic is different. Each inscription defies translation. Yet all are heartbreakingly beautiful. And for planet Earth, on the brink of disaster, they may hold the only key to survival for the entire human race.
Jack McDevitt's Academy series features Priscilla Hutchins, a starship captain, and Gregory Macallister, a cynical journalist, who are both involved with a space development agency whose funds are being cut as Earth's government struggles with the effects of long neglected environmental problems. The Academy's starships find that planets within reach are almost devoid of intelligent life. However, scientists discover a series of extinct civilizations in a pattern that suggests that a menace from the heart of the galaxy periodically sweeps through Earth's star region with deadly effects. The series consists, thus far, of six novels, several of which have been Nebula finalists. They are, in order, as follows: The Engines of God, Deepsix, Chindi, Omega, Odyssey, and Cauldron. From the book jacket: With his debut, The Hercules Text, Jack McDevitt#11;was declared "staggeringly good... an extremely welcome newcomer" by Starlog. Then#11;came A Talent for War, called by Michael Bishop#11;"the best science fiction war novel I have read #11;since Joe Haldeman's The Forever War" Now, in#11;The Engines of God, McDevitt brings us his#11;trademark combination of deep human insight #11;and solid scientific knowledge, fulfilling all the#11;promise of his earlier writing-and moving to the#11;next level Two hundred years ago, humans made a stunning discovery in the far reaches of the solar #11;System: a huge statue of an alien creature, with#11;an inscription that defied all efforts at translation.#11;Now as faster-than-light drive opens the stars to #11;exploration, humans are finding other relics of#11;the race they call the Monument-Makers-each#11;different and each heartbreakingly beautiful. But#11;except for a set of footprints on Jupiter's moon #11;Iapetus, there is no trace of the enigmatic race#11;that has left them behind. Then a team of scientists working on a dead #11;world discover an ominous new image of the #11;Monument-Makers. Somehow it all fits with other#11;lost civilizations, and possibly with Earth's own#11;future. And distant past. But Earth itself is on the#11;brink of ecological disaster-there is no time to#11;search for answers. Even to a question that may#11;hold the key to survival for the entire human #11;race... With The Engines of God, Jack McDevitt has launched himself into the top ranks of the hottest and most relevant authors of science fiction.
The third book in the Cornelius Quartet reissues published by Titan Books featuring the enigmatic character Jerry Cornelius, written by influential, award-winning author Michael Moorcock
The English spirit is unique. Here Lord Dunsany gives examples of that spirit from the testing fields of World War I, where only a strong, unnerved spirit could survive.
Cherry St. Croix returns to the fog-ridden streets of Victorian London, where the balance of power threatens all that she loves.I will not wither without laudanum. Sober and determined, I have chosen another way- alchemy, and the pursuit of wellness it embodies. My name is Cherry St. Croix, and though freedom is finally at my fingertips, I return to the blackened streets intent on righting the wrongs I'd left behind.All is not well in London low. Caught in a war between gangs, men are torn limb from limb, and I am called on to ascertain how. The immoral Karakash Veil is no doubt involved, and Micajah Hawke, a prisoner in his own Menagerie, cannot soften the danger this time.Armed with the alchemical arts I have learned, my ever present guardian, and what few friends are left to me, I embark on a campaign to rescue the ringmaster I cannot abandon, save the Brick Street Bakers from annihilation, and finally face that which frightens me the most-my own heart.Book five of the St. Croix Chronicles106,000 words
A wonderful selection of 27 holiday stories to read and share by one of the world's best-loved children's authors, Enid Blyton.School's out! So go on a picnic, visit the seaside or throw coconuts at the fair in this enchanting collection of stories perfect for summer holidays. Enid Blyton has been delighting readers for more than seventy years with her endless summers of magic, fun and adventure. Enid's best-loved characters include Noddy the wooden boy, Timmy the dog from The Famous Five and the mischievous twins Pat and Isabel O'Sullivan from the much-loved boarding school series St Clare's!This collection contains the original stories dating back to the 1940s:The Fish That Got Away; The Enchanted Toadstool; Jimmy and the Elephant Man; The Little Button Elves; The Girl Who Was Left Behind; A Story of Magic Strawberries; The Marvellous Pink Vase; When Mollie Missed the Bus; A Bit of Good Luck; The Surprising Buns; Pretty-Star the Pony; The Stolen Shadow; On Jimmy's Birthday; Bonzo Gets Into Trouble; The Roundabout Man; The Fairies' Shoemaker; Something Funny Going On; The Little Toy-Maker; Billy's Bicycle; That Girl Next Door!; The Boy Who Never Put Things Back; Policeman Billy; Think Hard, Boatman; The Wishing Spells; The Girl Who Had Hiccups; Christina's Kite; The Galloping Seahorse
When an alien ship crashes into the space station and diplomatic post Labyrinthe VII, the precarious balance between Harmony's High Preistess Sissy and Confederated Star System Agent Jake begins to dissolve. Suddenly they are caught in a web of deceit and intrigue as undercover agents for both the humans and the aliens vie for control not only of the space station, but of a new and unclaimed planet that may hold the answers many of them seek-or prove to be a deadly trap.
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