In the second book in the Thief in Time series, Halley's friend Jillian dreams of abandoning her business major and going to culinary school in Europe, but her parents' expectations and a crippling fear of flying threaten to keep her grounded. To address her fear of flight, she travels to 1908 to meet Wilbur Wright.
Six months after returning from their first time-travel mission, Elena and her companions are drafted into a rescue effort to find a missing team of time-travelers. When they reach the future they realize that it has been altered, and now they must find the timeline that will allow them to survive.
David Brin, Hugo award-winning author of The Uplift War, presents Chasing Shadows, a collection of short stories and essays by other science fiction luminaries. As we debate Internet privacy, revenge porn, the NSA, and Edward Snowden, cameras get smaller, faster, and more numerous. Has Orwell's Big Brother finally come to pass? Or have we become a global society of thousands of Little Brothers--watching, judging, and reporting on one another?
Partnering with the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination, and inspired by Brin's nonfiction book The Transparent Society, noted author and futurist David Brin and scholar Stephen Potts have compiled essays and short stories from writers such as Robert J. Sawyer, James Morrow, William Gibson, Damon Knight, Jack McDevitt, and many others to examine the benefits and pitfalls of technologic transparency in all its permutations.
Sometimes Captain Max Robichaux fights by the book--and sometimes he throws the book away. This makes him one of the Union Space Navy's rising stars. It's also what has kept him and his green crew alive...thus far.
When Max and his ship--the twenty-fourth-century space destroyer USS Cumberland--are boxed in by eight enemy battleships, the odds are against them at a million to one. It takes all their skill and guts just to escape...and surviving won't get easier. Sent on a covert mission behind enemy lines, Max and his crew are poised to strike a blow so hard that, if successful, it could turn the tide of the war. But if they fail, it will cost them their lives...and the lives of every human in the galaxy.
Hugo Award winner Vinge pens a sci-fi thriller set in San Diego, California, in the year 2025. As world-famous poet Robert Gu regains his faculties from Alzheimer's through a cure developed during the years of his near-fatal decline, he discovers that the world has changed--and so has his place in it.
Charlie Cass returns from five years in a squalid POW camp to find the nine Dukes and the King conspiring against each other, and plotting with Charlie's old enemies. As interstellar war looms, he's forced to assume the mantle of the thirteenth Duke de Lunis, who, according to legend, is destined to fall beneath the headsman's ax. But if he can survive the headsman, all may fall before him.
A fun, creative, non-stop adventure! Tait brings us a well-realized magical world full of double dealing, action, and romance that fans of urban fantasy (like me!) will really love. -Chris Marie Green, author of ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG, Ghost for Hire, Book 1 An ancient, deadly magic is rising, and she's the only one who can harness it... Kate Hamilton hates being treated like an outcast. Born a powerless Null to America's pre-eminent magical family, she escapes to a distant college and the life of a theater major. The last thing she wants is to be dragged into her family's war for global domination against the rival Makris clan. But when an innocent favor pulls Kate into a perilous contest with a legendary magical stone, she plunges into their dangerous world of spellcasting and scheming. A world Kate's sexy, devious boyfriend Kris is all too familiar with... Hardened magical operative Kristof "Kris" Makris chafes under the rule of his lunatic father, but he's found the perfect way to overthrow his leader and save his people. But the artifact he needs is in the hands of the Hamilton family, and each attempt to steal it from Kate brings him closer to blowing his cover. If he does, he'll do more than alert his father to his treachery. He'll lose Kate. And that possibility bothers him more than he cares to admit. As the ancient power inside the stone begins to transform Kate into a vessel of world-destroying magic, the line between friends and enemies blurs. Kristof must choose between his family and the girl he's grown to love. And Kate must either trust the man she thought she knew or lose herself to the stone's deadly embrace.
Náidin, a young dwarven Bard, finds himself the target of an assassination plot. He must make it home before the assassin finds him. He is accompanied by Ariena, an elf from the Star Paths, who was there at the beginning of his world and the creation of his people. Together they find their destiny.
"I am Ilanna, Journeyman of House Hawk. I do the impossible." A cunning thief of unrivaled ingenuity, Ilanna is determined to secure her freedom. Nothing will prevent her escape from the Night Guild's callous cruelty, not even the most powerful man in Praamis, Duke Phonnis. Commanding a crew of pickpockets, bounty hunters, poisoners, and assassins, Ilanna schemes to disgrace the Duke. She must survive blackmail, a bloodthirsty rival syndicate, and enemies within her own House to claim her spoils: vengeance for the deaths of her friends and gold to buy independence. But all Ilanna's skill may not suffice to protect the one person who matters most: her son.
I've been lied to, deceived, and manipulated-again. You'd think I'd be treated with dignity and respect. I'm the one who's supposed to save humanity, right? I'm the one with the power to re-populate this dying world. But the clones want to control me, force me to give birth over and over again. And my daughters will face the same fate-unless I change it. My awakening into this future should have been a chance for a new life, but it just promises a living death. With Michael on my side, though, maybe I can save us. He's the only person I can trust. I hear rumors of others... A secret society is growing. Tension is building. A rebellion is imminent.
Original, layered, historically informed, a mythic tale of warring castes (and star-crossed lovers) with psychic powers, Unraveling Timelines is a fresh take on "X-Men Meet Underworld" that just cries out to become an immersive movie directed by someone with the flair of Ang Lee or Alfonso Cuaron.
Murderous magic, vanished races, killer relics, and drunken faeries--who knew the end of the world would look like this? The story that began in The Glass Gargoyle, The Obsidian Chimera, and The Emerald Dragon continues...
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.
In the future we as a people will be going through many strange and conflicting changes. We will be traveling and living in space and under water. We will have an even better network of communications and transportation but we will still need to have a vacation and to relax from this antiseptic new environment. People will need an escape and most people dream of the future and the past, because no one romanticizes about their own time.
In Arkham, Massachusetts, the line between the haves and the have-nots is steeped in colonial tradition that stretches back over four hundred years. The Daughters of Arkham, a secret society of wealthy women, stand at the center of it all. On the surface, their power is assured by blood and money. Beneath it, they hold pacts with strange entities beyond the understanding of mortals.
Fifteen-year-old Abigail Thorndike learned many unsettling things about herself and her town in the past year. The strangest, perhaps, was discovering the existence of the Croatan, a monstrous species that has disguised themselves as humans for centuries. Some Croatan serve the sinister Daughters of Arkham. Others seek to overthrow their human masters. Abby's favorite teacher, Mr. Harris, is one of the good ones--or so Abby believed until Mr. Harris and the enigmatic Captain Virginia abducted Abby's newborn child for some alien purpose. Abby and her friends will stop at nothing to get the child back.