The Stolen Queen

By Lisa Hilton

The 12 months is 1199, and King Richard the Lionheart is useless, leaving his brother John to inherit either his French and English lands. younger Isabelle of Angoulme is betrothed to the son of her father's enemy, Hugh de Lusignan, and brought to his citadel to be proficient, the place she is initiated into the 'Old Religion'. Isabelle is then informed that she is to be married to not Hugh de Lusignan yet to King John of britain, in a fancy and treacherous plot to achieve the English succession.

The Lusignans envisage an empire governed by means of their younger puppet queen, that allows you to finally oust Christianity and repair the previous faith to Europe. but if Isabelle takes concerns into her personal palms, passions will rage and dynastic fortunes will upward push and fall.

Set opposed to the brilliant backdrop of the nice political struggles of medieval Europe, The Stolen Queen will pride fans of intrigue and event.

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By M. John Harrison

In M. John Harrison’s dangerously illuminating new novel, 3 quantum outlaws face a universe in their personal construction, a universe the place you are making up the principles as you move alongside and holiday them simply as quick, the place there’s just one other thing mysterious than darkness.

In modern London, Michael Kearney is a serial killer at the run from the entity that drives him to kill. he's looking get away in a destiny that doesn’ t but exist—a quantum international that he and his physicist accomplice wish to entry via a breach of time and house itself. during this destiny, Seria Mau Genlicher has already sacrificed her physique to merge into the structures of her starship, the White Cat. however the “inhuman” K-ship captain has long gone rogue, pirating the galaxy whereas enjoying cat and mouse with the specialists who made her what she is. during this destiny, Ed Chianese, a drifter and adventurer, has ridden dynaflow ships, run outdated alien mazes, surfed stellar envelopes. He “went deep”—and lived to inform approximately it. as soon as loopy for all times, he’s now only a twink on New Venusport, hooked on the unusual exchange realities present in the tanks—and in debt to the entire flawed people.

Haunting all of them via this maze of risk and secret is the shadowy presence of the Shrander—and 3 enigmatic clues left at the barren floor of an asteroid below an ocean of sunshine often called the Kefahuchi Tract: a abandoned spaceship, a couple of bone cube, and a human skeleton.

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Star Trek: Bitter Medicine (Star Trek: Corp of Engineers, Book 41)

By David Mack

A regimen salvage operation turns into a determined rescue venture, because the U.S.S. da Vinci encounters a failing deserted send -- that isn't so deserted! there's one survivor aboard the derelict vessel: a boy who contains a most threatening disease.
Even because the S.C.E. works to salvage the send, Dr. Lense needs to race the clock to discover a medication for the boy -- or condemn him to reside out his days by myself at the demise vessel! e!

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By Stephen Baxter

From Stephen Baxter, an exhilarating new episode in his acclaimed Xeelee destiny heritage: Starfall, a story if battle among the Empire of Sol and its scattered stellar colonies, with sinister turns of destiny ready within the wings . . . For 9 hundred years, a dynasty of Empresses all named Shira obvious descendants of a refugee from a nightmarish destiny epoch has ruled Earth and the entire new worlds of humankind. yet now uprising looms final. In Alpha Centauri process, a visionary named Flood has assembled a fleet, armed with ferocious guns, its project to assault the Empire and strength its quit. Flood is ready to bombard Earth in submission if want be, smashing its towns, killing billions . . . Why? what's on the root of his singular fanaticism?

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The Four Fingers of Death: A Novel

By Rick Moody

Montese Crandall is a downtrodden author whose infrequent number of baseball playing cards will not maintain him, financially or emotionally, in the course of the grave sickness of his spouse. fortunately, he swindles himself a task churning out a novelization of the 2025 remake of a 1963 horror vintage, "The Crawling Hand." Crandall tells therein of the USA, in a bid to regain worldwide eminence, launching finally its doomed manned challenge to the desolation of Mars. 3 house pods with 9 american citizens on board go back and forth 3 months, awaiting to spend 3 years because the planet's first colonists. whilst a mystery challenge to retrieve a flesh-eating bacterium to be used in bio-warfare is exposed, mayhem ensues.

Only a lonely human arm (missing its center finger) returns to earth, crash-landing within the huge Sonoran desolate tract of Arizona. The arm might carry the key to reanimation or it could actually easily be an infectious killing computing device. within the resulting days, it crawls in the course of the heartbroken desolate tract of a civilization at its verge of collapse, economically and culturally--a dystopia of lowlife, emigration from the USA, and laughable way of life possible choices.

The 4 arms of Death is a stunningly creative, occasionally hilarious, enormous novel. it's going to satisfaction admirers of comedian masterpieces like Slaughterhouse-Five, The Crying of Lot 49, and Catch-22.

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Clash of Eagles: The Clash of Eagles Trilogy Book I

By Alan Smale

Perfect for fanatics of action-adventure and ancient fiction—including novels through such authors as Bernard Cornwell, Steve Berry, Naomi Novik, and Harry Turtledove—this gorgeous paintings of trade background imagines an international within which the Roman Empire has now not fallen and the North American continent has simply been came across. within the yr 1218 advert, transported by way of Norse longboats, a Roman legion crosses the nice ocean, enters an never-ending barren region, and faces a cataclysmic conflict of worlds, cultures, and warriors.

Ever hungry for land and gold, the Emperor has despatched Praetor Gaius Marcellinus and the thirty third Roman Legion into the newly came upon lands of North the US. Marcellinus and his males count on effortless victory over the local population, yet at the beaches of an enormous river the Legion clashes with a distinct civilization armed with guns and techniques no Roman has ever imagined.

pressured to observe his vaunted strength massacred via an incredibly tenacious enemy, Marcellinus is spared via his captors and saved alive for his army wisdom. As he recovers and learns extra approximately those proud humans, he can’t aid yet be drawn into their society, forming an uneasy friendship with the denizens of the city-state of Cahokia. yet threats—both Roman and Native—promise to assail his newfound family members, and Marcellinus will fight to maintain the peace whereas the remainder of the continent surges towards yes conflict.

Praise for Clash of Eagles

“That rarest and better of substitute histories: the only you believe, the one who is smart. Alan Smale has a storyteller’s aptitude for personality, and offers an ensemble forged with a intensity of element of which George R. R. Martin may approve. it really works as a unique, as ancient hypothesis, and as cultural extrapolation. yet its actual price is singular: It’s a ripping sturdy yarn, and person who will retain you studying long gone your bedtime.”—Myke Cole, award-winning writer of the Shadow Ops series

“Just while it sort of feels there's not anything new in [alternate] background comes this debut.”Library magazine (starred review)

“An intriguingly unique exchange history.”Kirkus Reviews

“[Smale] breathes lifestyles into the hot global civilizations and gives up a compelling view of what may have occurred had those continents collided. . . . i discovered the recent international of 1218 advert fascinating.”Historical Novels Review

“Authoritatively researched, compellingly informed, and with entertaining echoes of L. Sprague de Camp, Clash of Eagles is a latest masterpiece of what-if speculation.”—Stephen Baxter, Philip ok. Dick Award–winning writer of The Time Ships

“Smale has performed amazing paintings with the worldbuilding in Clash of Eagles, dropping the only Roman survivor of a bloodbath into the complicated civilization of the Cahokian local american citizens within the 13th century.”—Harry Turtledove, New York Times bestselling writer of How Few Remain

“My favourite form of exchange heritage: epic, bloody, and highly imaginative.”—John Birmingham, writer of Without Warning

“Epic in its sweep, interesting in its narrative, and eyeball-kick sharp in its details.”—Nancy Kress, Nebula and Hugo Award–winning writer of Beggars in Spain

“The first ebook of Alan Smale’s trilogy introduces the sequence with a lightning bolt. Bracketed among breathtaking and meticulously strategized battles is a delicate evocation of a misplaced tradition, an act of literary archeology like no different I’ve read.”—James Patrick Kelly, Nebula Award–winning writer of Burn

From the Hardcover edition.

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A Bit of Earth

By Suchen Christine Lim

Malaya. A land of unheard of richness. for hundreds of years, the peninsula has attracted fortune hunters, money-grabbing pirates and migrants looking a greater existence. between these whose lives are rooted within the Malayan soil are 3 households - the Wongs, sons of the chinese language earth; the Wees, matters of the English gods; the Mahmuds, scions of the Malayan soil - each one with varied goals for the little bit of earth they continue to exist. Their destinies meet and this conflict of hopes unavoidably ends up in tragedy.

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In The Garden Of The North American Martyrs: Stories

By Tobias Wolff

Among the characters you will discover during this number of twelve tales by way of Tobias Wolff are a teenage boy who tells morbid lies approximately his domestic existence, a timid professor who, within the first real outburst of her lifestyles, pours out her critiques despite a protesting viewers, a prudish loner who provides an obnoxious hitchhiker a trip, and an aged couple on a golden anniversary cruise who undergo the offensive conviviality of the ship's social director.

Fondly but sharply drawn, Wolff's characters stumble over one another of their baffled but resolute look for the "right path."

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Into the Woods (DeBeers)

By V.C. Andrews

Her lifestyles might by no means be an analogous as soon as she ventured...
the one baby of a U.S. naval officer father and a captivating mom, Grace Houston is the guts of her mom and dad' universe -- till unexpected tragedy tears her international aside. Now Grace and her mom, Jackie Lee, flow from the naval base in Virginia to ritzy Palm seashore, Florida, to begin over again. it truly is challenging adequate being the recent lady -- yet Grace is enrolled at a prestigious deepest tuition the place what you put on is extra vital than who you're. Now her personal mom is pressuring her to do no matter what it takes to be permitted through the in-crowd. yet Grace simply desires to shut her eyes and disappear....
quickly Jackie Lee marries a cosmopolitan millionaire, Winston Montgomery, who's her price ticket to excessive society. yet happiness once more vanishes into the shadows...and it is not lengthy ahead of the younger and speeding Kirby Scott works his means into Jackie Lee's lifestyles. he is obtained his eye on her newly inherited fortune -- and whatever even more worthwhile: her attractive, blameless daughter....

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