Speculative Fiction

Marie Brennan signs in San Diego

Within the Sanctuary of Wings: A Memoir by Lady Trent (Lady Trent Memoirs #5) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780765377654
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Books - April 25th, 2017

After nearly five decades (and, indeed, the same number of volumes), one might think they were well-acquainted with the Lady Isabella Trent--dragon naturalist, scandalous explorer, and perhaps as infamous for her company and feats of daring as she is famous for her discoveries and additions to the scientific field.

And yet--after her initial adventure in the mountains of Vystrana, and her exploits in the depths of war-torn Eriga, to the high seas aboard The Basilisk, and then to the inhospitable deserts of Akhia--the Lady Trent has captivated hearts along with fierce minds. This concluding volume will finally reveal the truths behind her most notorious adventure--scaling the tallest peak in the world, buried behind the territory of Scirland's enemies--and what she discovered there, within the Sanctuary of Wings.


In the Labyrinth of Drakes: A Memoir by Lady Trent (Lady Trent Memoirs #4) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780765377647
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Books - March 14th, 2017

Even those who take no interest in the field of dragon naturalism have heard of Lady Trent's expedition to the inhospitable deserts of Akhia. Her discoveries there are the stuff of romantic legend, catapulting her from scholarly obscurity to worldwide fame. The details of her personal life during that time are hardly less private, having provided fodder for gossips in several countries.

As is so often the case in the career of this illustrious woman, the public story is far from complete. In this, the fourth volume of her memoirs, Lady Trent relates how she acquired her position with the Royal Scirling Army; how foreign saboteurs imperiled both her work and her well-being; and how her determined pursuit of knowledge took her into the deepest reaches of the Labyrinth of Drakes, where the chance action of a dragon set the stage for her greatest achievement yet.


Cold-Forged Flame Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780765391391
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: St. Martin's Press - September 13th, 2016

She comes into existence atop a flat, rough slab of stone. She has no memory. She is not alone, and is bound to a task they set. She sets off on an unexplained quest which she feels she needs to complete. Along the way, the obstacles will continue to grow, and the final choice will be the biggest sacrifice.


Jonathan Maberry signs in San Diego

Dogs of War (Joe Ledger Novels #9) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781250098481
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - April 25th, 2017

 Robots are no longer science fiction. Autonomous, programmed to react like animals: fast, relentless, deadly. From microscopic nanobots to massive self-guided aircraft. This technology is here, it's assessable, and it's dangerous. What's even scarier is that almost anyone can get their hands on it.

A freelance terrorist uses the latest generation of robot dogs to deliver WMDs into cities across America. Sophisticated military weapons systems turn on their human masters. A technological apocalypse is coming and we may be too late to stop it.

Joe Ledger and a newly rebuilt Department of Military Sciences square off against this new and terrible threat. Dogs of War pits Joe against a merciless new enemy and an army of techno-terrorists in a race to prevent a global destruction.


Aliens: Bug Hunt Cover Image
$25.25
ISBN: 9781785655777
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Titan Books (UK) - April 18th, 2017

Eighteen brand new stories--exclusive to this collection--featuring the Colonial Marines in bloody conflict with the deadly Aliens. ALIENS: BUG HUNT will send the marines into deep space, to alien worlds, to derelict space settlements, and into the nests of the universe's most dangerous monsters.


Staff Pick Logo
Mars One Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481461610
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 4th, 2017

Meet Tristin, sixteen-year-old high school student, astronaut-in-training, future colonist of the red planet, and semi-reluctant reality TV star. He’s been tapped to go to Mars since he was twelve. And it’s time to go. Too bad he’ll have to leave nearly everything and everyone behind, like his best friend, and especially his girlfriend. Talk about star-crossed lovers! But hell, it’s Mars, man. Can’t pass that up. He’s no ordinary kid, though. How many kids do you know that can repair a damaged starboard solar alpha rotary joint or a malfunctioning intake valve on an oxygenator? Still, he is quite young, the youngest on the mission. How’d you like it if all of your teenage angst and growing pains were played out in public for all the whole world to see … and in then again in space? A great coming-of-age-in-the-Space-Age story, and one kick-ass ride. One of those rare works that reads so visually that you might step a way for a few minutes, return, turn on your TV, and only then realize you’d been reading. And those last thirty pages? Wow. -- Guest Reviewer Patrick Heffernansee 


Baker Street Irregulars: Thirteen Authors with New Takes on Sherlock Holmes Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781626818408
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Diversion Books - March 21st, 2017

Thirteen authors, including Gail Z. Martin, David Gerrold, and Jonathan Maberry, come together to pen short stories innovating Sherlock Holmes, adapting and revolutionizing the iconic character. 
Sherlock Holmes is one of the most iconic and lasting figures in literature. His feats of detection are legendary, and he continues to capture audiences today in stories, movies, and on TV. In this new anthology, Baker Street Irregulars, authors present the celebrated detective in more than a dozen wildly entertaining new ways. In Ryk Spoor's thrilling "The Adventures of a Reluctant Detective," Sherlock is a re-creation in a holodeck. In Hildy Silverman's mesmerizing "A Scandal in the Bloodline," Sherlock is a vampire. Heidi McLaughlin sends Sherlock back to college, while Beth Patterson, in the charming "Code Cracker," turns him into a parrot. The settings range from Russia in the near-future to a reality show, from a dystopian world to an orchestra. Without losing the very qualities that make Sherlock so illustrious a character, these authors spin new webs of mystery around their own singular riff on one of fiction's truly singular characters. 


Dogs of War (Joe Ledger Novels #9) Cover Image
Email or call for price.
ISBN: 9781427282958
Availability: Special Order
Published: MacMillan Audio - April 25th, 2017

Available to order by request.

 

Dogs of War: Robots are no longer science fiction. Autonomous, programmed to react like animals: fast, relentless, deadly. From microscopic nanobots to massive self-guided aircraft. This technology is here, it's accessible, and it's dangerous. What's even scarier is that almost anyone can get their hands on it.

A freelance terrorist uses the latest generation of robot dogs to deliver WMDs into cities across America. Sophisticated military weapons systems turn on their human masters. A technological apocalypse is coming and we may be too late to stop it.

Joe Ledger and a newly rebuilt Department of Military Sciences square off against this new and terrible threat. Dogs of War pits Joe against a merciless new enemy and an army of techno-terrorists in a race to prevent a global destruction.

Let loose the Dogs of War.

This program is read by series narrator Ray Porter.


Patient Zero (Joe Ledger) Cover Image
Email or call for price.
ISBN: 9781441761750
Availability: Special Order
Published: Blackstone Audiobooks - October 1st, 2010

Available to order by request.

 From Bram Stoker Award-winning author Jonathan Maberry comes a major new thriller that mixes the best of the New York Times bestselling books World War Z by Max Brooks and James Rollins's Sigma Force Series.


Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia signing

Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781465459626
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) - April 4th, 2017

The saga in more than 3000 characters, vehicles, droids and objects.

With a galaxy of information on every page, Star Wars(TM) Visual Encyclopedia is the perfect illustrated guide to everything Star Wars.

This beautiful visual tour of the Star Wars universe includes gallery upon gallery of stunning images and fascinating facts. The object-themed spreads focus down onto hundreds of topics, from Star Wars fashion and food, to vehicles and creatures. Explore a range of droids, from medical to spy droid, or discover the different snacks you can eat in the Star Wars universe.

A virtual museum in a book, DK's Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia is the perfect pictorial companion to that galaxy far, far away....


Steven Boyett and Ken Mitchroney sign in San Diego

Fata Morgana Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781504757447
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Blackstone Audiobooks - June 13th, 2017

At the height of the air war in Europe, Captain Joe Farley and the baseball-loving, wisecracking crew of the B-17 Flying Fortress Fata Morgana are in the middle of a harrowing bombing mission over East Germany when everything goes sideways. The bombs are still falling and flak is still exploding all around the 20-ton bomber as it is knocked like a bathtub duck into another world.Suddenly stranded with the final outcasts of a desolated world, Captain Farley navigates a maze of treachery and wonder--and finds a love seemingly decreed by fate--as his bomber becomes a pawn in a centuries-old conflict between remnants of advanced but decaying civilizations. Caught among these bitter enemies, a vast power that has brought them here for its own purposes, and a terrifying living weapon bent on their destruction, the crew must use every bit of their formidable inventiveness and courage to survive.Fata Morgana--the epic novel of love and duty at war across the reach of time.


Mortality Bridge Cover Image
Email or call for price.
ISBN: 9781497637245
Availability: Backordered
Published: Open Road Media Science & Fantasy - August 26th, 2014

Decades ago, a young rock and blues guitarist and junkie named Niko signed in blood on the dotted line and in return became the stuff of music legend. But when the love of his damned life grows mortally and mysteriously ill, he realizes he has lost more than he bargained for and that was not part of the deal. So Niko sets out on a harrowing journey from the streets of Los Angeles through the downtown subway tunnels and across the red-lit plain of the most vividly realized hell since Dante to play the gig of his mortgaged life and win back the purloined soul of his lost love."Mortality Bridge"remixes Orpheus, Dante, Faust, the Crossroads legend, and more in a beautiful, brutal, and surprisingly funny quest across a Hieronymus Bosch landscape of myth, music, and mayhem, and across an inner terrain of addiction, damnation, and redemption.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures, Volume 11 Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781631405624
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: IDW Publishing - March 22nd, 2016

The all-ages action continues in this collection of TMNT Adventures! Collects issues #45-50 of the Archie Comics series.


John Scalzi signs in San Diego

SF fans are invited to join The Flow at John Scalzi’s event for The Collapsing Empire. Our universe is ruled by physics and faster than light travel is not possible—until the discovery of The Flow, an extra-dimensional field we can access at certain points in space-time that transport us to other worlds, other stars.

Staff Pick Logo
The Collapsing Empire Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780765388889
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Tor Books - March 21st, 2017

Our universe is ruled by physics. Faster-than-light travel is impossible until the discovery of the Flow, an extradimensional field available at certain points in space-time, which can take us to other planets around other stars.

Riding the Flow, humanity spreads to innumerable other worlds. Earth is forgotten. A new empire arises, the Interdependency, based on the doctrine that no one human outpost can survive without the others. It s a hedge against interstellar war and, for the empire s rulers, a system of control.

The Flow is eternal but it s not static. Just as a river changes course, the Flow changes as well. In rare cases, entire worlds have been cut off from the rest of humanity. When it s discovered that the entire Flow is moving, possibly separating all human worlds from one another forever, three individuals a scientist, a starship captain, and the emperox of the Interdependency must race against time to discover what, if anything, can be salvaged from an interstellar empire on the brink of collapse.


The End of All Things (Old Man's War #6) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780765376107
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Tor Books - May 31st, 2016

Humans expanded into space...only to find a universe populated with multiple alien species bent on their destruction. Thus was the Colonial Union formed, to help protect us from a hostile universe. The Colonial Union used the Earth and its excess population for colonists and soldiers. It was a good arrangement...for the Colonial Union. Then the Earth said: no more.

Now the Colonial Union is living on borrowed time-a couple of decades at most, before the ranks of the Colonial Defense Forces are depleted and the struggling human colonies are vulnerable to the alien species who have been waiting for the first sign of weakness, to drive humanity to ruin. And there's another problem: A group, lurking in the darkness of space, playing human and alien against each other-and against their own kind -for their own unknown reasons.

In this collapsing universe, CDF Lieutenant Harry Wilson and the Colonial Union diplomats he works with race against the clock to discover who is behind attacks on the Union and on alien races, to seek peace with a suspicious, angry Earth, and keep humanity's union intact...or else risk oblivion, and extinction-and the end of all things.


Staff Pick Logo
Lock in: A Novel of the Near Future Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780765381323
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Books - August 4th, 2015

A blazingly inventive near-future thriller from the best-selling, Hugo Award-winning John Scalzi.

Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge.

A quarter of a century later, in a world shaped by what's now known as "Haden's syndrome," rookie FBI agent Chris Shane is paired with veteran agent Leslie Vann. The two of them are assigned what appears to be a Haden-related murder at the Watergate Hotel, with a suspect who is an "integrator" - someone who can let the locked in borrow their bodies for a time. If the Integrator was carrying a Haden client, then naming the suspect for the murder becomes that much more complicated.

But "complicated" doesn't begin to describe it. As Shane and Vann began to unravel the threads of the murder, it becomes clear that the real mystery - and the real crime - is bigger than anyone could have imagined. The world of the locked in is changing, and with the change comes opportunities that the ambitious will seize at any cost. The investigation that began as a murder case takes Shane and Vann from the halls of corporate power to the virtual spaces of the locked in, and to the very heart of an emerging, surprising new human culture. It's nothing you could have expected.


Greg Bear signs in San Diego

Take Back the Sky (War Dogs #3) Cover Image
$28.60
ISBN: 9780316223973
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Orbit - December 20th, 2016

Marooned beneath the icy, waxy crust of Saturn's moon, Titan, Skyrine Michael Venn and his comrades face double danger from Earth and from the Antagonists, both intent on wiping out their growing awareness of what the helpful alien Gurus are really doing in our solar system. 
 Haunted by their dead and by the ancient archives of our Bug ancestors, the former combatants must now team up with their enemies, forget their indoctrination and their training, and journey far beyond Pluto to the fabled Planet X, the Antagonists' home world, a Sun-Planet in the comet-generating Kuiper belt. It's here that Master Sergeant Venn will finally understand his destiny and the destiny of every intelligent being in the solar system-including the enigmatic Gurus.


Killing Titan (War Dogs #2) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316223980
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orbit - July 5th, 2016

 A new planet. A new battle. Same war. 
After barely surviving his last tour on Mars, Master Sergeant Michael Venn finds himself back on earth in enforced isolation. Through a dangerous series of operations he returns to Mars to further his investigation into the Drifters--ancient artifacts suddenly reawakened on the red planet. 
But another front in the war leads his team to make the difficult journey to Saturn's moon, Titan. Here, in the cauldron of war, hides new truths about the Drifters, the origin of life in our solar system and the plans of the supposedly benevolent Gurus, who have been "sponsoring" and supporting humanity in their fight against outside invaders. 
"Killing Titan" is the second book in the epic interstellar War Dogs trilogy from master of science fiction, Greg Bear.


Just Over the Horizon (Complete Short Fiction of Greg Bear #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781504021456
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Open Road Media Science & Fantasy - April 26th, 2016

This collection of newly revised stories and rare screenplay by Greg Bear combines his intense concern with the human condition with a deep understanding of science. Here are mind-bending explorations of the near future, or just beyond the border of conventional reality.


Patricia Briggs and Anne Bishop sign in San Diego

Silence Fallen (Mercy Thompson Novels #10) Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780425281277
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ace Books - March 7th, 2017

Attacked and abducted in her home territory, Mercy finds herself in the clutches of the most powerful vampire in the world, taken as a weapon to use against alpha werewolf Adam and the ruler of the Tri-Cities vampires. In coyote form, Mercy escapes only to find herself without money, without clothing, and alone in the heart of Europe... 
Unable to contact Adam and the rest of the pack, Mercy has allies to find and enemies to fight, and she needs to figure out which is which. Ancient powers stir, and Mercy must be her agile best to avoid causing a war between vampires and werewolves, and between werewolves and werewolves. And in the heart of the ancient city of Prague, old ghosts rise...


Etched in Bone (Novel of the Others #5) Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780451474490
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Roc - March 7th, 2017

After a human uprising was brutally put down by the Elders a primitive and lethal form of the Others the few cities left under human control are far-flung. And the people within them now know to fear the no-man s-land beyond their borders and the darkness... 
As some communities struggle to rebuild, Lakeside Courtyard has emerged relatively unscathed, though Simon Wolfgard, its wolf shifter leader, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn must work with the human pack to maintain the fragile peace. But all their efforts are threatened when Lieutenant Montgomery s shady brother arrives, looking for a free ride and easy pickings. 
With the humans on guard against one of their own, tensions rise, drawing the attention of the Elders, who are curious about the effect such an insignificant predator can have on a pack. But Meg knows the dangers, for she has seen in the cards how it will all end with her standing beside a grave...


Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson Novels #9) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780425256299
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ace Books - January 31st, 2017

Tensions between the fae and humans are coming to a head. And when coyote shapeshifter Mercy and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, are called upon to stop a rampaging troll, they find themselves with something that could be used to make the fae back down and forestall out-and-out war: a human child stolen long ago by the fae. 
Defying the most powerful werewolf in the country, the humans, and the fae, Mercy, Adam, and their pack choose to protect the boy no matter what the cost. But who will protect them from a boy who is fire touched?


Marked in Flesh (Novel of the Others #4) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780451474483
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roc - February 7th, 2017

Since the Others allied themselves with the cassandra sangue, the fragile yet powerful human blood prophets who were being exploited by their own kind, the dynamic between humans and Others has changed. Some, such as Simon Wolfgard, wolf shifter and leader of the Lakeside Courtyard, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn see the closer companionship as beneficial. 
But not everyone is convinced. A group of radical humans is seeking to usurp land through a series of violent attacks on the Others. What they don t realize is that there are older and more dangerous forces than shifters and vampires protecting the land and those forces are willing to do whatever is necessary to safeguard what is theirs...


Dead Heat (Alpha and Omega Novels #4) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780425256282
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ace Books - February 2nd, 2016

The Mercy Thompson series transports readers into the realm of werewolves Charles Cornick and Anna Latham... Charles and Anna soon discover that a dangerous fae being is on the loose, replacing human children with simulacrums. The fae have started a cold war with humanity that's about to heat up and Charles and Anna are in the crossfire.


Vision in Silver (Novel of the Others #3) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780451465740
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roc - February 2nd, 2016

The Others freed the blood prophets to protect them from exploitation, but their actions had dire consequences. Now the fragile seers are in greater danger than ever before. In desperate need of answers, Simon Wolfgard, a shape-shifter leader among the Others, has no choice but to enlist blood prophet Meg Corbyn s help, regardless of the risks she faces by aiding him. 
Meg knows each slice of her blade tempts death. But Others and humans alike need answers, and her visions may be Simon's only hope of ending the conflict. 
For the shadows of war are deepening across the Atlantik, and the battle is threatening to break right on Meg and Simon's doorstep...


Amazing April Authors in San Diego

Independent Bookstore Day will wrap up with a quartet of young adult authors visiting from Arizona. Ryan Dalton’s The Black Tempest is the second book in his Time Shift trilogy. Ryan’s geeky blog incudes “tips on writing believable dialogue, the current state of comic books, and who would win in a fight between Abe Lincoln and an ill-tempered ham sandwich.”

The Black Tempest (Time Shift Trilogy) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781631631061
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Jolly Fish Press - April 25th, 2017

It's summer in Emmett's Bluff, and the ice is spreading. Six months after confronting an enemy from the future, Malcolm and Valentine Gilbert have returned to their normal teenage lives. Or, they've tried to. During the battle to save their town, a mysterious force awoke inside the twins. Time calls to them, and it's growing too strong to be ignored. When warriors from a mysterious ancient kingdom appear, they bring warnings of an unstoppable foe--one whose control of the ice is powered by Time itself. But ice is far more than the Black Tempest's signature. As the twins uncover the truth behind it, they realize their town is only the beginning. If the Black Tempest is not stopped here, his corruption will threaten the very course of history. As cold advances and doom draws near, the twins' only hope lies in learning to wield Time itself, and in trusting their strange new friends--even if those friends have secrets of their own.


Staff Pick Logo
Glitter Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781101933701
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 25th, 2016

Outside the palace of Versailles, it's modern day. Inside, the people dress, eat, and act like it's the eighteenth century--with the added bonus of technology to make court life lavish, privileged, and frivolous. The palace has every indulgence, but for one pretty young thing, it's about to become a very beautiful prison. 
When Danica witnesses an act of murder by the young king, her mother makes a cruel power play . . . blackmailing the king into making Dani his queen. When she turns eighteen, Dani will marry the most ruthless and dangerous man of the court. She has six months to escape her terrifying destiny. Six months to raise enough money to disappear into the real world beyond the palace gates. 
Her ticket out? Glitter. A drug so powerful that a tiny pinch mixed into a pot of rouge or lip gloss can make the wearer hopelessly addicted. Addicted to a drug Dani can sell for more money than she ever dreamed. 
But in Versailles, secrets are impossible to keep. And the most dangerous secret--falling for a drug dealer outside the palace walls--is one risk she has to take.


Sad Perfect Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374303754
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) - February 28th, 2017

Sixteen-year-old Pea looks normal, but she has a secret: she has Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, which means she can't eat very much because nutritious foods frighten her. Having ARFID is like having a monster inside of her, one that dictates what she can eat, what she does and who she socializes with. This monster is growing and controlling more than just her food issues - it's causing anxiety, depression and thoughts that she doesn't want to have. When she falls crazy-mad in love with Ben, she hides her disorder from him, pretending that she's fine. At first, everything really does feel like it's getting better with him around, so she stops taking her anxiety and depression medication. And that's when the monster really takes over her life. Just as everything seems lost and hopeless, Pea finds in her family, best friend, and Ben the support and strength that she needs to learn that her eating disorder doesn't have to control her.


One Blood Ruby Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062084163
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - February 28th, 2017

Now that Lilywhite Abernathy is the heir to the Hidden Lands, everything is about to change.

The Queen of Blood and Rage wants Lily to help broker peace with the human world, but Lily knows that harmony won't come easily. After decades of waging war on the humans, who cost the queen her firstborn daughter, the fae are struggling to accept Lily, a half-human monarch. And the humans, while no match against faery affinities, will hardly agree to the queen's detente without resistance.

Lily wants to be a fair ruler but fears having to abandon the life she's known. Now that she and Creed are more than just fellow Black Diamonds--operatives for the queen--her priorities have shifted. But her worries about assuming the throne are derailed when it becomes clear that someone--or some fae--is masterminding violent attacks to discourage peace. Who can end the war between humans and fae?


Erika Lewis and R.A. Salvatore sign in San Diego

 

Game of Shadows Cover Image
$28.59
ISBN: 9780765381385
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Tor Books - February 28th, 2017

A young man plagued by the ability to see ghosts races to save the mythological land of Tara from a terrible fate in Erika Lewis's stunning debut, Game of Shadows.

Thousands of years ago in Ireland, an ancient race fought a world-changing battle and lost. Their land overrun, the Celtic gods and goddesses fled, while the mythical races and magical druids sailed to an uncharted continent, cloaked so mankind could never find it. This new homeland was named Tara.

In modern day Los Angeles, Ethan Makkai struggles with an overprotective mother who never lets him out of her sight, and a terrifying secret: he can see ghosts. Desperate for a taste of freedom, he leaves his apartment by himself for the first time only to find his life changed forever. After being attacked by dive-bombing birds, he races home to find the place trashed and his mother gone.

With the help of a captain from Tara who has been secretly watching the Makkais for a long time, Ethan sets out to save his mother; a journey that leads him to the hidden lands, and straight into the arms of a vicious sorcerer who will stop at nothing until he controls Tara.With new-found allies including Christian, the cousin he never knew he had, and Lily, the sword-slinging healer who d rather fight than mend bones, Ethan travels an arduous road dodging imprisonment, battling beasts he thought only existed in nightmares, and accepting help from the beings he s always sought to avoid: ghosts. This L.A. teen must garner strength from his gift and embrace his destiny if he s going to save his mother, the fearless girl he s fallen for, and all the people of Tara.


Hero (Homecoming #3) Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780786965960
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wizards of the Coast - October 25th, 2016

The saga of dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden has become a fixture in the fantasy genre, with a string of New York Timesbest-selling novels going back to 1988. Herois the follow-up toMaestroand Archmage, and final book in the Homecoming trilogy. 
Something akin to "peace" has come to the Underdark. The demon hordes have receded, and now the matron mothers argue over the fate of Drizzt Do'Urden. Even so, it becomes clear to one matriarch after another that while the renegade drow may come and go Menzoberranzan, the City of Spiders will crawl forever on. 
And so Drizzt is free to return to his home on the surface once again. Scores are settled as lives are cut short, yet other lives move on. For the lone drow there is only a single final quest: a search for peace, for family, for home--for the future. 


Maestro: Homecoming, Book II Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780786965915
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wizards of the Coast - April 5th, 2016

Something terrible, unspeakable, immense, has come to Menzoberranzan and is leaving death and destruction in its wake. The primordial of Gauntlgrym stirs, sending Cattie-brie and Gromph to Luskan, and the ruins of the only power that can keep the beast in check. The damage of the Darkening, of war, and of a demon-ravaged Underdark has sent cracks out across the North. Some of this damage may never be repaired. 
And Drizzt is going home. But not to Mithral Hall. Not to Icewind Dale. He s going to Menzoberranzan. Bruenor is ready to march with him bringing along an army of dwarves to end the scourge of Menzoberranzan, but Drizzt needs to see what s happening there. The dwarf army may not be necessary. The City of Spiders might already have fallen to the demons and their wicked prince. But even if that s true, what s to say the demons will stop there? 


Marie Andreas signs in San Diego

The Sapphire Manticore (Lost Ancients #4) Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780986098185
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Marie Andreas - January 13th, 2017

Taryn St. Giles thought she knew all about elves. She dreamed of the long vanished elves as a child and has spent the past fifteen years digging through their abandoned ruins in Beccia. Six months ago, Taryn found out everything she thought she knew about the elves was wrong.

Two weeks ago she found out how very wrong she’d been. 

Taryn and Alric have been captured to answer for crimes against a long lost people. Crimes that could bring down an entire kingdom and revolve around a small, glass gargoyle. Part of a weapon that destroyed an extremely powerful race, now only known as the Ancients, it, and its fellow pieces are deadly to any who have them. Knowledge of the relics found by Taryn and Alric have spread far. Dangerous bands of long dead creatures, ghosts, and nightmares out of myths are waking up and hunting for the relics. And Taryn.

About the Author


Marie is a fantasy and science fiction reader with a serious writing addiction. If she wasn't writing about all the people in her head, she'd be lurking about coffee shops annoying total strangers with her stories. So really, writing is a way of saving the masses. Her first fantasy series, The Lost Ancients, starts with The Glass Gargoyle. Books two and three, The Obsidian Chimera and The Emerald Dragon, are also out now. Book four, The Sapphire Manticore, will be out in January 2017. The six book series will continue in 2017 and 2018. A space opera trilogy, The Asarlai Wars, launched with Warrior Wench, and will continue in 2017 with the Victorious Dead. When not saving the masses from coffee shop shenanigans, Marie likes to visit the UK and keeps hoping someone will give her a nice summer home in the Forest of Dean. Marie is also a member of SFWA (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America) and RWA (Romance Writers of America).


The Emerald Dragon (Lost Ancients #3) Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780986098147
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Marie Andreas - April 8th, 2016

The Obsidian Chimera: The Lost Ancients Book Two Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780986098123
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Marie Andreas - October 6th, 2015

The Glass Gargoyle: The Lost Ancients: Book One Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780986098109
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Marie Andreas - March 23rd, 2015

Warrior Wench (Asarlai Wars #1) Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780986098161
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Marie Andreas - May 24th, 2016

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Speculative Fiction