|Author:||W Michael Gear & Kathleen o'Neal Gear|
A gripping new saga of pre-historic America that takes us to the Mississippi Valley and the tribe known as the Mound builders. It is a time of troubles. In Cahokia, the corn crop is failing again and a warchief--and the warrior woman he may never possess--are disgusted by their Chief's lust for tribute. Now even the gods hav... read more
One superb gatefold, 14 astonishingly detailed cross-section artworks, and reams of encyclopedic text - this comprehensive reference book covers the dazzling array of new spaceships and vehicles featured in Attack of the Clones. See Brilliant exploded artworks combined with in-depth text and extensive annotation, revealin... read more
Arthur Dent's accidental association with that wholly remarkable book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has not been entirely without incident. Arthur has travelled the length, breadth and depth of known, and unknown, space. He has stumbled forwards and backwards through time. He has been blown up, reassembled, cruelly imp... read more
The Quiet War is over. The city states of the moons of Jupiter and Saturn have fallen to the Three Powers Alliance of Greater Brazil, the European Union and the Pacific Community. A century of enlightenment, rational utopianism and exploration of new ways of being human has fallen dark. Outers are herded into prison camps and... read more
It is some time after Ed Chianese's trip into the Kefahuchi Tract. A major industry of the Halo is now tourism. The Tract has begun to expand and change, but, more problematically, parts of it have also begun to fall to earth, piecemeal, on the Beach planets. We are in a city, perhaps on New Venusport or Motel Splendido: next... read more
|Author:||Terry Pratchett (Illustrator Paul Kidby)|
A sumptuous illustrated journey through Terry Pratchett's Discworld, a companion volume to The Last Hero. Paul Kidby is Terry Pratchett's artist of choice when it comes to the Discworld, and so who better to take you on a guided tour of the characters that people Pratchett's phenomenally successful world? The City Watch, ... read more
|Author:||Sheri S. Tepper|
Moss, a verdant, unpopulated planet, has no visible sign of intelligent life . . . until the planet itself starts to make its wishes known - and its wishes could mean humanity's end. Humankind has arrived on Moss to discover if any intelligent native life exists there, and to assess the planet, recently discovered by the ... read more
EXPERIENCE THE ULTIMATE IN VIRTUAL REALITY. The Demi-Monde is the most advanced computer simulation ever devised. Created to prepare soldiers for the nightmarish reality of urban warfare, it is a virtual world locked in eternal civil war. Its thirty million digital inhabitants are ruled by duplicates of some of history's crue... read more
The computer age has arrived a century ahead of time with Charles Babbage's perfection of his Analytical Engine. The Industrial Revolution, supercharged by the development of steam-driven cybernetic Engines, is in full and drastic swing. Great Britain, with her calculating-cannons, steam dreadnoughts, machine-guns and informa... read more
|Author:||Iain M. Banks|
It was one of the less glorious incidents of the Idiran wars that led to the destruction of two suns and the billions of lives they supported. Now, 800 years later, the light from the first of those deaths has reached the Culture's Masaq' Orbital. A Chelgrian emissary is dispatched to the Culture.
Security knocks at the door and Irith Hardey's world is torn apart. Her mother, Jemma, is arrested for an unspecified crime and disappears. Irith, a young gene researcher, is thrown onto the streets. With nothing but the clothes on her back, she fights to survive in a cruel and predatory world. The sexually inexperienc... read more
|Author:||Arthur C. Clarke|
The final work from the brightest star in science fiction's galaxy.Arthur C Clarke, who predicted the advent of communication satellites and author of 2001: A Space Odyssey completes a lifetime career in science fiction with a masterwork.30 light years away, a race known simply as the One Point Fives are plotting a dangerous ... read more
A comic new SF novel from one of the creators of Red Dwarf. Welcome to a world where incompetence is a way of life and Bad is the new GoodArticle 13199 of the Pan-European Constitution: 'No person shall be prejudiced from employment in any capacity, at any level, by reason of age, race, creed or incompetence.'In a united Euro... read more
|Author:||Iain M. Banks|
In the winter palace, the King's new physician has more enemies than she at first realises. But then she also has more remedies to hand than those who wish her ill can know about. In another palace across the mountains, in the service of the regicidal Protector General, the chief bodyguard too has his enemies. He also has at ... read more
|Author:||Daniel H. Wilson|
Roughly twenty years from now, our technological marvels unite and turn against us. A childlike but massively powerful artificial intelligence known as Archos comes online...and kills the man who created it. This first act of betrayal leads Archos to gain control over the global network of machines and technology that regulat... read more
John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday.
First he visited his wife's grave.
Then he joined the army.
The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce - and alien races willing to fight us for them are common. So: we fight... read more
|Author:||Peter F. Hamilton|
Julia Evans, billionairess owner of Event Horizon, has for fifteen years been the power behind England's economic renaissance but now she's in trouble. With her husband missing, and rival companies suddenly claiming to have acquired a technology impossibly superior to anything on Earth, she has no time to take notice of a sin... read more
Khesh City floats above the surface of the uninhabitable planet of Vellern. Topside, it's extravagant, opulent, luxurious; the Undertow is dark, twisted and dangerous. Khesh City is a place where nothing is forbidden - but it's also a democracy, of sorts, a democracy by assassination, policed by the Angels, the elite, state-s... read more
The dying Empire's most cunning and ruthless warlord - Grand Admiral Thrawn - has taken command of the remnants of the Imperial fleet and launched a massive campaign aimed at the New Republic's destruction. With the aid of unimaginable weapons long hidden away by the Emperor on a backwater planet, Thrawn plans to turn the tid... read more