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in this first book in a new series, we are introduced to a people who shuns magic till magic is likely to destroy them.
WAR BETWEEN THE WORLDS. In a universe where Earthmen and Uelsons battle over the domination of galaxies, what chance does one small, seemingly backward planet have for survival? But Arana is much more than just a desirable refueling point midway between Earth and the Uelsons. Arana is the homeworld of a new race in the family of man--the Royalists. It is also the home of one very special Bay Royalist--Teal Ray Stewert, a key figure to the future of his entire planet. And what neither Earthmen nor Uelsons know is that Teal and his planet may be the catalyst for the ultimate struggle between mankind and its most hated enemy!
To the science-fiction fan, there is something peculiarly fascinating about Soviet science fiction. What can it be like? Of all national varieties of science fiction, it can least have felt the American influence. It descended (like our own, but independently) from Jules Verne. At best, our science fiction and their science fiction are cousins.
Ned Banks is miserable. He's the new kid in school -- and he sticks out like a sore thumb. His life is going downhill fast. Until something happens. Ned's not sure how he did it -- but he beamed two kids from the year 2099 into his bedroom closet! Roop and Suzi are Time Surfers -- cool kids who travel through time. And they want Ned to join them! Of course Ned says yes. He's ready for excitement! Action! But he might get more than he bargained for.
From the Camp Haunted Hills series to the popular My Teacher . . . books, Bruce Coville brings to life a delightful collection of aliens, dinosaurs, and monsters that keeps readers coming back for more. It isn't Blork's fault he's a brat, but when he discovers how miserable it is to be around someone who throws nasty tantrums, he's out to prove he's not going to be a brat forever.
Only the best and brightest -- the strongest and the most courageous -- ever managed to become Space Cadets. They were the elite guard of the solar system, accepting missions others feared, taking risks no others dared, and upholding the peace of the solar system for the benefit of all. But before Matt could earn his rightful place in the ranks, his mettle would be tested in the most severe and extraordinary ways -- ways that would change him forever but would still not prepare him for the alien treacheries that awaited him on strange worlds far beyond his own.
Mischievous space pirates, led by the wicked Eye patch, plan to steal a princess's birthday treasure-chest surprise. Will Space Dog be able to foil their dastardly plans? Never fear when Space Dog is near!
Space Dog solves a strange case of howling in outer space.
Space Dog, who is really an alien from the planet Queekrg, has a hard time pretending to be a watchdog when Roy's father goes away on a business trip.
The sun is up, and the moons are sleeping -- all except one. Beeper Moon is crying great, gooey tears that are dripping all over Planet Beep. Will everyone on planet Beep drown in green cheese? Not if Space Dog comes to the rescue!
This boy's owner is a dog! One minute Clark is in New Jersey, and the next minute he's on a strange planet- where dogs are in charge and people are pets! To Clark's surprise, his entire baseball team has been transported to planet K-9 by a wacky dog home-shopping network! Clark's new owner is okay, but the boy just can't get used to wearing a collar and leash. And when the dogs on planet K-9 learn he can talk, Clark wonders if he'll ever make it home.
Asteroid Peach is heading straight for Earth, and the planet will be destroyed in a matter of days. In desperation the world turns to the evil space lizard Admiral Skink, currently imprisoned in Cottelton police station in the body of Pickles the iguana. In return for his freedom, Admiral Skink promises to destroy the asteroid and save Earth, but instead he builds a wormhole bridge to his home planet, Swerdlix, and escapes! And just as Skink is making his getaway, a giant thrall-beast emerges from the wormhole, promptly eating Sally Spratley, Lance's little sister. It's up to Lance and his best friend, Tori, to travel to Swerdlix, capture Admiral Skink, stop the asteroid from destroying humanity, and find some flooblescoop powder to make the thrall-beast sneeze out Sally ...which shouldn't be that hard, should it?
From the Guardian Award-winning author of The Mennyms, a poignant, exciting, and witty new novel about interplanetary relocation. Awake! For morning in the bowl of night Has flung the stone that puts the Stars to Flight: And Lo the Hunter of the East has caught The Sultan's Turret in a noose of Light. Thomas Derwent and his father live a normal, happy life. But all that is about to end. In their background lurks a secret, and as the past catches up with them it's time for Thomas and his father to face the truth. What follows is something more terrible than either of them could have predicted. Will they survive? And will they survive together?
[From the back cover:] "What travels faster than light, but looks like a peanut roaster? Marty's new Bamboozerlergical Metal Martinean Interspacial Superphotic Astral Rocket Disk, of course! The twelve year old from space is back for another summer of adventure with his pal Eddie. This time, the boys want to tour the United States, but there is one small problem-they only have four days to do it and Marty hasn't quite learned to fly his new ship . . . Louis Slobodkin wrote and illustrated over fifty books, many for children, in his award-winning career." Find out what happened the first summer Eddie found a space ship under his grandmother's apple tree. Check the Bookshare collection for: The Space Ship Under the Apple Tree and look for the next books in this series.
[From the back cover:] "Who is three feet tall, and wears a bright green suit from outer space? Marty the Junior scientist from the planet Martinea, of course! On Grandmother's farm, Eddie's summer vacation shifts into high gear. Marty is stranded on earth when his precious spool of Zurianomatichrome Wire, which contains the mysterious Secret Power Z is ruined in the brook. The two eleven-and-a-half-year-olds become friends as they search for a way for Marty to get back home again." Some kids go to camp for the summer. Some kids meet new kids during the summer. Eddie meets an Alien and spends the summer together with a little man from another world visiting his space ship, fishing, going to the Boy Scout Jamboree, hiking, eating his grandmother's good cooking and helping the alien find his lost coil of energy wire. It's a summer any kid would love.
The Space Trilogy, Omnibus Edition: Three Science Fiction Classics in One Volume: Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, That Hideous Strengthby C. S. Lewis
Out of the Silent Planet begins the adventures of the remarkable Dr. Ransom. Here, that estimable man is abducted by a megalomaniacal physicist and his accomplice and taken via spaceship to the red planet of Malacandra. The two men are in need of a human sacrifice, and Dr. Ransom would seem to fit the bill. Once on the planet, however, Ransom eludes his captors, risking his life and his chances of returning to Earth, becoming a stranger in a land that is enchanting in its difference from Earth and instructive in its similarity. First published in 1943, Out of the Silent Planet remains a mysterious and suspenseful tour de force. Perelandra continues the adventures of the extraordinary Dr. Ransom. Pitted against the most destructive of human weaknesses, temptation, the great man must battle evil on a new planet -- Perelandra -- when it is invaded by a dark force. Will Perelandra succumb to this malevolent being, who strives to create a new world order and who must destroy an old and beautiful civilization to do so? Or will it throw off the yoke of corruption and achieve a spiritual perfection as yet unknown to man? The outcome of Dr. Ransom's mighty struggle alone will determine the fate of this peace-loving planet. That Hideous Strength concludes the adventures of the matchless Dr. Ransom. The dark forces that were repulsed in Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra are massed for an assault on the planet Earth itself. Word is on the wind that the mighty wizard Merlin has come back to the land of the living after many centuries, holding the key to ultimate power for that force which can find him and bend him to its will. A sinister technocratic organization is gaining power throughout Europe with a plan to "recondition" society, and it is up to Ransom and his friends to squelch this threat by applying age-old wisdom to a new universe dominated by science. The two groups struggle to a climactic resolution that brings the Space Trilogy to a magnificent, crashing close.
Space Viking is a 195 page adventure science fiction novel first published in 1963 and written by the science fiction master H. Beam Piper, author of Lord Calvin of Otherwhenand Little Fuzzy and the Other Human. Ace books includes descriptions on the back cover and first preliminary page; they read as follows: After a galaxy-wide war had left the planetary federation in ruins every surviving civilized world was on its own. And that was a perfect setup for the marauders from the far-out rim. Trask was one of those dreaded Space Vikings a warrior spaceman with a crew and a ship that struck terror to a thousand worlds. But Trask had a special personal interest in scourging the stars-he wanted to draw upon himself the fire of a certain enemy, a renegade planet-wrecker with a yen for galactic empire-building. , SPACE ViKING is H. Beam Piper's greatest novel of interstellar adventure. THE LIGHT OF BURNING WORLDS Lucas Trask of Traskon was not an admirer of the Space Vikings; raiding, pillage and killing were not avocations to his liking. And on this long-awaited day of his marriage to the lovely Lady Elaine, all unpleasant thoughts seemed far away. But Lucas was to be suddenly awakened to a world of chaotic violence, where murder followed murder, and the only motive to rival avarice was revenge. For Lucas, the old life was dead, and the new life he had chosen led out into the trackless realms of galactic space and the surfaces of pillaged planets with one objective always in mind-the death of a renegade spaceman. SPACE VIKING is an epic of interstellar adventure that will compare with Asimov's Foundation novels and Heinlein's Starship Troopers.
Nadia became aware of a strange but wonderfully sweet perfume and glanced up to see an enormous flower. Entranced by the unexpected and marvelous floral display, Nadia breathed deeply of the inviting fragrance--and collapsed senseless to the ground.
"No, no," Mula-ay shook Ms head. "The very thought of a human winning any physical fair fight between himself and a Dilbian is unthinkable to the point of ridiculousness. But don't worry, little Pick-and-Shovel. I'm going to' save you from your cruel and heartless superiors, as well as from Bone Breaker." Bill stared at him. "You?" he began, and then remembered to hide his emotions just in time. "To be sure," said Mula-ay, rising softly to his feet and cocking his ear toward the noises of the forest behind him. "Reassure yourself, Bone Breaker won't kill you. No, indeed," said Mula-ay, "you will lose your duel and your life, instead, to the most feeble and decrepit Dilbian that the local area provides."
When Kate Vincent and her partner travel to Spain, Kate is accidentally transported back in time ... way back in time ... to 1085. What does a woman like Kate do in a world of no antibiotics, no feminism, no Diet Coke? She denies it as long as possible, then sets her mind to getting home. Tricky with her now useless twenty-first century skills. Things don't go well. Kate is captured by a band of mercenary soldiers and becomes an unwitting pawn in the violent conflict between the Catholic kings and the Islamic Moors. In her struggle to stay alive and return to the future, Kate must flee exotic harems, filthy dungeons, and treacherous Moorish courts. But when a sword-brandishing woman with an astonishing secret sweeps into Kate's life, Kate is suddenly torn between two women, and between two centuries.
What is the true measure of a champion? In the nineteenth century a boy named William was born. A sweet, gentle boy -- no one could have guessed the suffering he'd cause, the pain he'd inflict. When, as a young man, he meets a woman called Drusilla -- a strange woman, a woman unlike anyone William has ever known -- he is fundamentally changed. She has turned him. There will be no more William. He is Spike now. As Spike, he travels Europe with a band of vagabond vampires. Dru, Darla, and Angelus instruct him on his new nature, and from them he learns about that greatest of vampiric enemies, the girl who is chosen to stand up against them, trained to kill them, endowed with the strength it takes to defeat them: the Slayer. Then and there, Spike decides he'll hunt down those slayers. He'll see how many he can find. Who would have thought then that he'd fight on the Slayer's side? Who would have guessed that Spike, once William, would go out and seek his soul for a slayer? Who would have dared dream he'd fall in love with one?
The Magic Pony Carousel has come to town! Megan loves ponies. When she sees Sparkle, a beautiful circus pony with a pink headdress, she knows he's meant for her. Then she climbs onto Sparkle and the carousel magically carries them to a real circus, where the performers need Megan's help with their grand finale. Can Megan and Sparkle save the circus?