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Heart believes the small book she finds in Lord Dunraven's castle reveals the secret to finding a safe haven for her beloved unicorns, Moonsilver and Avamir. But while Heart struggles to learn how to read, Lord Dunraven's men close in.
Ronin called no man master. He was the finest swordsman of the Freehold, as sharp and deadly as his blade. Yet as the ancient city faltered, Ronin alone refused to pledge himself to any of the powerful Saardin who ruled the crumbling underground world of levels. But now dark magic was loose in the world. As the ravings of the Magic Man foretold doom, Ronin and his lover, the sensual K'reen, were swept into a maelstrom of treachery, violence, and sudden death. Their only hope lay in the lost scroll of the Ancients. And the desperate search led Ronin down into the very bowels of the earth, and up again, to the barrier of Freehold, where the endless ice began ...
Brilliant urban fantasy coming of age story. A baker meets a vampire in a post-war world.
BELLY OF THE BEAST. In the wake of a nuclear Armageddon, the hellscape of Deathlands conspires to torment strong and weak alike, festering most deeply in those who still possess the deepest core of human decency. Now the past lies in the ashes, while the mysteries of the future unfold in the hands of those willing to live each new day in search of hope for tomorrow. VIRULENT COMPROMISE. The endless struggle for power among the barons is a way of life in Deathlands, but Ryan Cawdor and his warrior survivalists take no sides--unless forced to. But as the land around the Rio Grande reaches the breaking point in a bitter war, the companions are harnessed into battle, moving toward a grim confrontation with an old enemy whose secret stockpile of twenty-first-century nerve gas is poised to unleash infinite madness once more upon a ravaged earth. In the Deathlands,history readies to repeat itself. . .
The observatory on the moon has the proof. Life on earth will be incinerated in April 2037 by a massive solar flare. It is building down and it is unstoppable. With only 18 months until doomsday mankind must unite and embark on the most ambitious engineering project ever: the construction, at the La Grange point between the sun and the earth, of a deflecting mirror the diameter of our home planet. The price of failure? Extinction. One scientist, an expert on the sun, predicted the flare. One person who knew nothing about the sun nevertheless knew the exact date that life on earth would come to an end. She had witnessed the bizarre time dislocations brought by the 'eyes'. She knows who is responsible. This is hard SF in the grand tradition of the genre
Shade sailed through the forest. The naked elms, maples, and oaks blazed in the moon's glow, their branches spiked with icicles. Beneath him, trees lay toppled like the skeletons of giant beasts. The groans of freezing wood filled the air, and in the distance Shade heard a mighty crack as yet another branch snapped and fell. He shivered. Even though he'd been flying for hours, he was still cold, the wind chiseling through his sleek black fur into his bones. Wistfully, he thought of the other Silverwings, roosting snugly back at Hibernaculum. Even though their bodies would now be glistening with frost, they were warm in a deep winter's sleep that would take them through to spring. They hadn't wanted to come with him: It was too cold, too dangerous, they said. They didn't care enough to make the journey. Let them sleep, Shade thought, squinting against a sudden blast of wind. They had no curiosity, no sense of adventure.He was going to find his father.
A Lesson in Making Choices. The robots on planet Roop are out of control! Even when Super Ace uses his superpowers, these rotten robots don't obey. Can Sidekick Ned control them? Picture descriptions present.
Space hero Super Ace is called to planet Joop to fix a galactic space traffic jam. He and Sidekick Ned can't even get to the planet because there are wrecks everywhere. Super Ace tries to use his super powers (strength and good looks) to clear the traffic and get everyone moving again, but his attempts only make the situation worse. Ned uses his God-given wisdom to solve the traffic problem. The galactic space stop light is flashing every color of the rainbow, so space ship drivers don't know if they should go, slow down, or stop. He knows people have to follow the rules to be safe. Ned fixes the light and the drivers stop crashing. This level-two I Can Read book uses engaging characters and a simple plot to build children's confidence as they discover the joy of reading independently. Picture descriptions present.
DeeBee is given a great chance to host her own T. V. show. But when the producer begins asking for compromises, DeeBee learns that sacrificing values and friends isn't a great idea. Book 7 of AstroKids.
From a fearless new voice--a writer in the tradition of George Saunders and Jonathan Lethem--comes a collection of fantastical, gut-wrenching stories of an imagined future epoch crippled by the unfulfilled promises of technology. With a heightened sense of the boundless possibility and lurking doom that Orwell and Huxley once envisioned, each of Matthew Derby's stories provides a glimpse into an intricately imagined world-a world in which clouds are treated with behavioral serum, children are handicapped by their ability to float, all food (including Popsicles) is made of meat--and parodies our contemporary notions of family, government, and technology with razor-sharp wit. The result: a book that is both a brilliant satire and an assault on the senses. Matthew Derby joins the ranks of Jonathan Lethem, Donald Antrim, Kelly Link, Shelley Jackson, et al., a new generation of writers whose edgy, experimental fiction has achieved critical and popular success.
Siberia, 2021. As global tensions escalate, China attacks New York City, wiping out its entire population. Marine ex-con Nick Morrow and his team of convicts, dubbed 47 Echo, are sent on a deadly mission-to infiltrate Shanghai and shut down its computer network. Given virtually no weaponry, the crew must rely on themselves as they trek across the dangerous countryside, crawling with enemies.As they head toward almost certain death, Nick struggles to not lose his ever-thinning thread of control. Though the convict soldiers outnumber their own military counterparts, they're looked down upon as human shields. But to Nick, they're friends. The team needs him-hell, the world needs him. The stakes are higher than ever before. This will be the ultimate battle, and the consequences will test everything Nick is and will become.
This volume is about the adventures of Rocket Kumar and other Indian Superheroes.
The thief is wearing a silver cape like Maximum Boy, a black costume like Maximum Boy, and a black baseball cap with Maximum Boy's logo on it. It is Maximum Boy! Could our hero actually be an evil impostor? Or is this a super-sized superhero setup?
Even as he grows stronger and closer to discovering the secret of his identity, Arthur must face further dangers and conflicts as he struggles to attain the Sixth Key from the powerful Saturday.
Intergalactic bounty hunter LOBO has a new job. The evil aliens KALIBAK and DESAAD have hired him to capture SUPERMAN, dead or alive! However, when LOBO finally manages to wrangle up the MAN OF STEEL, the aliens aren't far behind. They don't trust the ill-mannered bounty hunter, and quickly trap him beneath a force field with SUPERMAN. LOBO and the MAN OF STEEL must set aside their differences in order to escape, capture the two villains, and collect the well-deserved reward.
Following a mysterious absence of several years, the Man of Steel comes back to Earth in the epic action-adventure SUPERMAN RETURNS, a soaring new chapter in the saga of one of the world's most beloved super heroes. While an old enemy plots to render him powerless once and for all, Superman faces the heartbreaking realization that the woman he loves, Lois Lane, has moved on with her life. Or has she? Superman's bittersweet return challenges him to bridge the distance between them while finding a place in a society that has learned to survive without him. In an attempt to protect the world he loves from cataclysmic destruction, Superman embarks on an epic journey of redemption that takes him from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of outer space.
Mind-expanding explorations of the future of the human form. Our bodies and minds are malleable, and only our imagination is the limit to improvements. From genetics to artificial enhancements, humanity will alter the course of its own evolution. 23 short sci-fi stories.
Twenty-two years ago, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. In the years after, their father, John, taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America . . . and he taught them how to kill it. Sam and Dean are headed for Key West, Florida, home to Hemingway, hurricanes, and a whole lot of demons. The tropical town has so many ghouls on the loose that one of its main moneymakers has long been a series of ghost tours. But the tours are no more, not since one of the guides was found dead of an apparent heart attack . . . his face frozen in mid-scream. No one knows what horrors he saw, but the Winchester brothers are about to find out. Soon they'll be face-to-face with the ghosts of the island's most infamous residents, demons with a hidden agenda, and a mysterious ancient power looking for revenge. It's up to Sam and Dean to save the citizens of Key West . . . before the beautiful island is reduced to nothing more than a pile of bones.
Twenty-two years ago, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. In the years after, their father, John, taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America...and he taught them how to kill it. Sam and Dean have hit New York City to check out a local rocker's haunted house. But before they can figure out why a lovesick banshee in an '80s heavy-metal T-shirt is wailing in the bedroom, a far more macabre crime catches their attention. Not far from the house, two university students were beaten to death by a strange assailant. A murder that's bizarre even by New York City standards, it's the latest in a line of killings that the brothers soon suspect are based on the creepy stories of legendary writer Edgar Allan Poe. Their investigation leads them to the center of one of Poe's horror classics, face-to-face with their most terrifying foe yet. And if Sam and Dean don't rewrite the ending of this chilling tale, a grisly serial killer will end their lives forevermore.
In the not-too-distant future, in a place called Satellite City, thirteen-year-old Cosmo Hill is unfortunate enough to come into the world unwanted by his parents. And so, as are all orphaned boys his age, Cosmo is dipped in a vaccine vat and sent to the Clarissa Frayne Institute for Parentally Challenged Boys-freight class. At Clarissa Frayne, the orphans, called "no-sponsors," are put to work by the state, testing dangerous products that never should be allowed near human beings. By the time the no-sponsors are sent to their cardboard utility pipes, given their nightly meal pack, and finally fall asleep, they are often covered in burns, bruises, or sores from the work of the day. Cosmo Hill knows that he must escape, even though he has no idea what might be waiting for him on the outside. He plans for the moment when he can make a break. When that moment finally comes, he nearly dies while escaping. But he is rescued by a gang of "Supernaturalists," a motley crew of kids who all have a special psychic ability-one that Cosmo is about to learn he has as well. They "see" supernatural Parasites-tiny, translucent creatures who feed on the life force of humans.
Superhero twins Timmy and Tabby hide in their school to look for the thieves responsible for stealing all the books.
Someone is stealing the teeth underneath children's pillows! Who could it be? It's the Terrible Tooth Snatcher. He has captured the Tooth Fairy and is attempting to take over the world. The Supertwins to the rescue.
On a class trip to the museum, Timmy and Tabby notice something strange about the dinosaur exhibit. They soon discover that Professor Albert and his Dino-bots are plotting to take over the world.
TORN APART BY LIES AND DECEPTION. FIVE YEARS AGO, rival space pirate captains Val Blue and Dake Sureblood stole one incredible night together. But their brief, passionate history ended with the assassination of Val's father and the condemnation of Dake's clan. Now Val struggles to prove her mettle--to herself and to the dissenters amid her own people. Every successful raid is a boot heel ground into the burning memory of Dake Sureblood--and their secret son is a constant reminder of their shared past.... Ambushed and captured before he can clear his name, Dake Sureblood returns from a hell like no other to expose the true killer of Val's father. But as the identity of their enemy becomes chillingly clear, the former lovers must put aside their mistrust and join forces to protect their clans and their precious son.
It begins in the realm of the Real, where matter still matters.It begins with a murder.And it will not end until the Culture has gone to war with death itself.Lededje Y'breq is one of the Intagliated, her marked body bearing witness to a family shame, her life belonging to a man whose lust for power is without limit. Prepared to risk everything for her freedom, her release - when it comes - is at a price, and to put things right she will need the help of the Culture.Benevolent, enlightened and almost infinitely resourceful though it may be, the Culture can only do so much for any individual. With the assistance of one of its most powerful - and arguably deranged - warships, Lededje finds herself heading into a combat zone not even sure which side the Culture is really on. A war - brutal, far-reaching - is already raging within the digital realms that store the souls of the dead, and it's about to erupt into reality.It started in the realm of the Real and that is where it will end. It will touch countless lives and affect entire civilizations, but at the center of it all is a young woman whose need for revenge masks another motive altogether.
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