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Intelligence agents have uncovered something beyond belief, but the evidence is incontrovertible: the USA's greatest adversary is sending its own agents back through time! And someone (or something) is presenting them with technologies and weapons far beyond our most advanced science. We have only one option: create time-transfer technology ourselves, find the opposition's ancient source...and take it down!
Operation Cochise: a carefully planned Western move to colonize a planet ahead of the Russians. Travis Fox had been an eager volunteer, but the morning he dragged himself half-conscious from the wrecked spaceship on the planet Topaz, he sensed the terror which would threaten the project. Travis never learned why the ship had crashed, nor why he and the other Apache agents had been shot into space without warning. But he quickly finds that the Russians already had a horde of barbaric Mongols on the planet. Now if Travis can't unravel the secret of the eerie underground chamber in the towers hidden in a valley of mist, both Topaz and Terra could be destroyed.
A dramatic portrayal of the last year of the Confederacy, when brave men met defeat with honor.
In 1866, only men uprooted by war had reason to ride into Tubacca, Arizona. So when Drew Rennie, newly discharged from Forrest's Confederate scouts, arrived leading everything he owned behind him--his thoroughbred stud Shiloh, a mare about to foal, and a mule--he knew his business would not be questioned. To anyone in Tubacca there could be only one extraordinary thing about Drew, and that he could not reveal: his name, Rennie.
Andre Norton is best known for her science fiction and fantasy novels. However, she was a woman of many interests and in her 'Rebel' series her considerable writing skills are on full display as she brings the story of Drew Rennie to life. In the first book of this duology, 'Ride Proud, Rebel,' Drew is a fifteen year old boy who joins the confederate army to defend his home and ideals. He fights this losing battle with honor and courage and is, in part, a symbol of the entire Confederacy. In the second book, 'Rebel Spurs,' the Confederacy has been defeated. During the war, Drew, who grew up an orphan, discovers that his father might still be alive. To find his father he sets off on an adventure that is even more dangerous than anything he faced in the Civil War.
Ashe Gordon and Ross Murdock, angry about the loss of their fellow agent Travis Fox on the planet Topaz, have travelled to the planet Hawaikan, a warm ocean planet, where they intend to set up a time gate. The world is so different from what they expected that they decide on a risky experiment: travel into the past of the planet, accompanied by two mutant dolphins and a female agent of Polynesian ancenstry.
Harry Harrison was recognized as a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America. He was best known for his 'Deathworld' and 'Stainless Steel Rat' series. He was nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and Sideways Awards. He was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2004. This omnibus edition of his work includes four complete novels and six short stories. Both of his best known series, 'Deathworld' and 'The Stainless Steel Rat' are represented herein. Hours of science fiction delight await you in this five hundred page omnibus edition of some of his finest work.
Collected in one omnibus edition are three of Andre Norton's best known works: 'The Time Traders,' 'The Defiant Agents,' and 'Key Out of Time.' Join Ross Murdock on these three fantastic adventures in time as he's called on to save Terra again and again.
In a tale "too horrible for the tender sensibilities of a delicately nurtured publick," a man uncovers his family's dark, cannibalistic past.
Howard Phillips Lovecraft was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. Virtually unknown and only published in pulp magazines before he died in poverty, he is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors in his genre. This volume features 65 of his most important works, including 'The Beast in the Cave;' 'The Alchemist;' 'The Tomb;' 'Dagon;' 'Polaris;' 'Beyond the Wall of Sleep;' 'Memory;' 'The Transition of Juan Romeo;' 'The White Ship;' 'The Doom That Came To Sarnath;' 'The Statement of Randolph Carter;' 'The Terrible Old Man;' 'The Tree;' 'The Cats of Ulthar;' 'The Temple;' 'Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and his Family;' 'The Street;' 'Poetry of the Gods;' 'Celephaïs;' 'From Beyond;' 'Nyarlathotep;' 'The Picture in the House;' 'The Crawling Chaos;' 'Ex Oblivione;' 'The Nameless City;' 'The Quest of Iranon;' 'The Moon-Bog;' 'The Outsider;' 'The Other Gods;' 'The Music of Erich Zann;' 'Herbert West: Reanimator;' 'Hypnos;' 'What the Moon Brings;' 'Azathoth;' 'The Horror at Martin's Beach;' 'The Hound;' 'The Lurking Fear;' 'The Rats in the Walls;' 'The Unnamable;' 'Imprisoned with the Pharaohs;' 'The Shunned House;' 'The Horror at Red Hook;' 'He;' 'In the Vault;' 'The Descendant;' 'Cool Air;' 'The Call of Cthulhu;' 'Pickman's Model;' 'The Silver Key;' 'The Strange High House in the Mist;' 'The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath;' 'The Case of Charles Dexter Ward;' 'The Colour Out of Space;' 'The Very Old Folk;' 'The Dunwich Horror;' 'Medusa's Coil;' 'The Whisperer in Darkness;' 'At the Mountains of Madness;' 'The Dreams in the Witch-House;' 'Through the Gates of the Silver Key;' 'The Thing on the Doorstep;' 'The Evil Clergyman;' 'The Book;' 'The Shadow Out Of Time;' and 'The Haunter of the Dark.'
Harry Harrison was an American science fiction author, best known for his character the 'Stainless Steel Rat' and for his novel 'Make Room! Make Room!'. He wrote rip-roaring adventures with a lot of heart, toeing the line between science fiction adventure, humor, and satire. Featured here are three of his finest short stories, 'The Repairman,' 'Navy Day,' and 'Toy Shop.'
Society has grown dependent on super-intelligent robots, but are they being given the respect they deserve?
An experiment in robotic law enforcement goes awry in this thought-provoking read from the golden age of science fiction.
A novel about love, loss and starting again. Widower Henry Drummond is marking time, drifting towards retirement, until he accidentally saves a life. His daughter Maddie is at a wedding with the love of her life. But he is the groom and she is not the bride. They both decide they need to change their lives, preferably with a soulmate by their sides. But as Henry's mother tells him, 'Love is a complicated business and it is not for the easily discouraged.' Strange encounters, humiliations and excitements come along and romance keeps eluding them. Soon family crises get in the way. But their quest has taken on a life of its own, with surprising consequences for all concerned.
A gruesome serial killer calling himself the Lamb of God is stalking the streets of New Orleans and leaving a trail of blood and terror, but city officials, still reeling from the effects of a devastating hurricane the year before and desperate to reboot the tourism business that is the lifeblood of the city, refuse to acknowledge that the murders are connected and deny homicide detective Sean Murphy the resources he needs for a proper investigation. So Murphy sets out to stop the killer the best way he knows how, by getting inside the killer's head, thinking the way the killer thinks and anticipating the killer's next move. But thinking like a madman is a dangerous game that can have unintended and deadly consequences.
RAY SHANE is an ex-New Orleans vice cop who just finished a five-year stretch in federal prison. Now he's back home in the Big Easy and looking to stay out of trouble. But trouble is exactly what he gets when four masked gunmen rob the House of the Rising Sun, the mob-owned illegal gambling hall and brothel where Shane is in charge of security. On their way out the door, the gunmen also blow away the nephew of the New Orleans Mafia boss. Now Shane has to find the killers, but as he tracks them down one by one he learns again an old lesson--in New Orleans nothing is ever what it seems.
Jenn Lyons accepts her dream job as an English professor and with it comes the opportunity to mentor the sexy, enigmatic actor Declan Monahan. Although she's attracted to his actor charm, Jenn insists that her student with a bad boy reputation must remain off limits. But a chance meeting at a rock climbing gym changes everything. Their shared passion for climbing spurs a friendship that soon turns into much more despite the university policies forbidding it. Temptation proves too strong, and all too quickly Declan dominates Jenn, fulfilling the sexual fantasies she never allowed herself to have. While Declan leads Jenn on the climbs and in the bedroom, Jenn challenges the arrogant actor on the stage in confrontations where their lust boils just below the surface. But if the university discovers their affair, both of them stand to lose everything. The lovers hide their passion as best they can, but can a desire like theirs stay a secret?
Secrets can drag anyone back to earth... Three women, connected by one man: Daniel is father to Seren, husband to Nesta and lover to Frankie. When he leaves Nesta and their beautiful home in the middle of the party to celebrate their fortieth wedding anniversary Seren's world begins to crumble. Only the continuation of the family ideal can make things right. But Nesta isn't so sure. And for Frankie, Daniel offers hope of a safe and secure future. But all three women are carrying secrets that they've kept hidden even from those closest to them. Secrets that might even threaten a life...
A classic murder mystery by acclaimed crime writer Bernard Knight. The elusive Tyneside criminal and club owner Jackie Stott seeks to evade the Newcastle police as he stumbles from one dodgy deal and troublesome gang to another. When Jackie gets involved in a murder, the police have a reason to try to get him locked up for good. A rip-roaring ride through the nightlife and underworld of a bustling city.
She went in search of history and found her own future. Becky has lost her job and her direction in life so is thrilled when she gets the chance to go to Barbados and research the exiled Monmouth rebels. But the Caribbean paradise isn't all that it seems. The old plantation house is beautiful but lonely, and the locals are unfriendly. As her research becomes an obsession, one of the rebel descendants, who still works the same land as his ancestors, begins to get a hold on her mind. Is she living in a fantasy, or is this really an island of long memories? She soon finds that she is not the only one being led by the past...
A Fool and His Money is the third volume in the Bartlett and Boase Mysteries, a warm-hearted series of detective stories that hearken back to the Golden Age of crime fiction. Set in 1920s Cornwall, we follow Inspector Bartlett and Constable Boase as they investigate heinous crimes on the beautiful English Riviera. When a man found dead from gunshot wounds on Hunter's Path, a picturesque local spot, it's up to the detectives to find out whodunit - and more importantly, why...
A classic murder mystery by acclaimed crime writer Bernard Knight, set in Moscow at the height of the Cold War. A Russian detective is set to trail a suspected thief as there is reason to believe a national treasure will be stolen... A thrilling take on police work in two countries which, while their politics might have been quite different, were not quite so at odds when it came to stopping criminals.
A classic murder mystery by acclaimed crime writer Bernard Knight, featuring Chief Inspector Archie Benbow as he delves into the murky underworld of 1960s London. Gambling dens, drug dealers, dodgy antiques salesmen, and a mysterious link to post-war Germany feature in this pacy retro thriller.
Ever wondered how it all began? It's two years since the final victory at the Battersea Barricades. The fighting might be finished, but for Dr Bairstow, just now setting up St Mary's, the struggle is only beginning. How will he assemble his team? From where will his funding come? How can he overcome the massed ranks of the Society for the Protection of Historical Buildings? How do stolen furniture, a practical demonstration at the Stirrup Charge at Waterloo, students' alcohol-ridden urine, a widowed urban guerrilla, a young man wearing exciting knitwear, and four naked security guards all combine to become the St Mary's of the future?
A festive special, complete with Beauchamps Major and Minor. It's nearly Christmas in Belchester and the carol singers are out in full swing. So too are the thieves! A spate of burglaries is underway and the police are baffled. When Belchester Towers becomes a target, Lady Amanda Golightly is determined to get to the bottom of it all. None of the usual criminal types in the city seem to be involved, but after a bit of lateral thinking and old chum Hugo's help, Lady Amanda is off, sniffing after a totally unsuspected scent...