From the New York Times–bestselling “standard-bearer for alternate history”: A spy takes on the enemies of the Byzantine Empire (USA Today). In another, very different timeline—one in which Mohammed embraced Christianity and Islam never came to be—the Byzantine Empire still flourishes in the fourteenth century, and wondrous technologies are emerging earlier than they did in our own. Having lost his family to the ravages of smallpox, Basil Argyros has decided to dedicate his life to Byzantium. A stalwart soldier and able secret agent, Basil serves his emperor courageously, going undercover to unearth Persia’s dastardly plots and disrupting the dark machinations of his beautiful archenemy, the Persian spy Mirrane, while defusing dire threats emerging from the Western realm of the Franco-Saxons. But the world Basil so staunchly defends is changing rapidly, and he must remain ever vigilant, for in this great game of empires, the player who controls the most advanced tools and weaponry—tools like gunpowder, printing, vaccines, and telescopes—must certainly emerge victorious. A collection of interlocking stories that showcase the courage, ingenuity, and breathtaking derring-do of superspy Basil Argyros, Agent of Byzantium presents the great Harry Turtledove at his alternate-world-building best. At once intricate, exciting, witty, and wildly inventive, this is a many-faceted gem from a master of the genre.
Fantastic Universe' started publishing in 1953 and continued until March 1960. It was one of the better magazines to launch during the boom in science fiction magazines publishing. It published many important stories' by some of the fields best known writers. Collected in this over sized edition are more than 175,000 words of science fiction and fantasy. Escape back to the golden age of science fiction!
'Exile from Space' by Judith Merril
'Cogito, Ergo Sum' by John Foster West
'Grove of the Unborn' by Lyn Venable
'Two Plus Two Makes Crazy' by Walt Sheldon
'Song in a Minor Key' by C. L. Moore
'The Helpful Robots' by Robert J. Shea
'There Will Be School Tomorrow' by V. E. Thiessen
'The Answer' by H. Beam Piper
'It's All Yours' by Sam Merwin, Jr.
'Rex ex Machina' by Frederic Max
'This One Problem' by M. C. Pease
'Small World' by William F. Nolan
'The Cartels Jungle' by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
'This Is Klon Calling' by Walt Sheldon
'The Velvet Glove' by Harry Harrison
'Moment of Truth' by Basil Wells
'No Hiding Place' by Richard R. Smith
'Beyond the Door' by Philip K. Dick
'The Laminated Woman' by Evelyn E. Smith
'Be it Ever Thus' by Robert Moore Williams
'The Man the Martians Made' by Frank Belknap Long
'My Father, the Cat' by Henry Slesar
'I like Martian Music' by Charles E. Fritch
'They Twinkled like Jewels' by Philip José Farmer
'The Mighty Dead' by William Campbell Gault
'Out of the Earth' by George Edrich
'Martyr' by Alan E. Nourse
'To Remember Charlie By' by Roger Dee
'The Amazing Mrs. Mimms' by David C. Knight
'The Sensitive Man' by Poul Anderson
“Take a bite into fresh, fun vampire comedy…read Lynsay Sands.”—Carly Phillips Nobody does vampire romance quite like Lynsay Sands! Tall, Dark & Hungry is the fourth book in her insanely popular Argeneau vampire series—and she brilliantly blends laughter with steamy passion in this story about a British lass who falls hard for a tasty immortal in-law she meets when she crosses the ocean to attend a cousin’s New York wedding. Paranormal romance is hot, hot, hot! And Lynsay Sands is not only one of the pioneer authors of this subgenre…she’s one of the very best!
The Alpha Company wolf pack is on a mission led by commander Vic Stone. Nothing and no one gets past them. Not even the Ridge Runners, their sworn enemies, determined to control the entire shifter community of New Mexico. In order to save the lives of countless shifters and humans, Vic and Alpha Company have to take out the rogue band of wolves hidden deep in the Sandia Mountains.
When one of Vic's wolves is seriously injured on a mission to rescue a kidnapped child, Vic takes him to the woman who will change Vic's life forever. Trista Holiday is the only vet he trusts with his wolves. She's brilliant, a skilled surgeon and sexy as hell. Determined to save the life of this wolf, Trista stops at nothing, even threatening to infiltrate Alpha Company's secret compound to ensure his health..
Without a choice, Vic takes the sexy and troublesome veterinarian to his secret hideaway and there they discover the passion and connection that make each other complete. Determined to cause as much destruction as possible, the Ridge Runners kidnap Trista to draw Vic out of his sanctuary. As she lies dying in his arms, Vic knows there is only one thing he can do to save her life and his own soul.
Now, they are a family, a pack, and together they will fight for their land, their lives and the future of their species against all enemies.
A prisoner, a secret he can't remember, and the military force that will destroy planets to get their hands on it.
When Fabio Velazquez arrives on the secretive military base on Jupiter's moon Io, he knows two things: one, that he's had his memories erased and two, that he has a secret. Except because of point one, he can't remember what point two is.
The portents aren't good: he's hated by his fellow soldiers, responsible for "the greatest f***-up in military history", traitor and human guinea pig. Yet, he managed to be trusted with a secret so big that the military has almost killed him and still haven't gotten their hands on it. Where is it, and who does it belong to?
His nickname might be Escape Artist, but in the hostile environment of Io there is no escaping punishment. Or so the military thinks, but they're not the only ones interested in him.
A secret base lurks in the cloud tops of Jupiter. They watch. They wait. They will strike.
Preston is about to die. But his death will cost Misa.
After she consumes him, she’s thrown into a process she can’t stop – one that will claim her soul bit by bit and transform her into something the world has never seen.
But if there’s one force that can help her hold onto her humanity, it’s Farley. As their city falls apart, they’re thrown closer together. But even that will cost Misa – she’ll miss her chance to get out of Saint Helios while she still can.
Hell’s Angel Episode Two is the second instalment in the thrilling Hell’s Angel Serial.
Her heart skipped a beat as she saw the lust-filled look in his eyes, barely human...
Keith is cocky, arrogant, and always presses his luck. With his looks he's able to get away with it, but when Jenna Green moves out to the remote logging community for work, she does her best to resist his charm.
Her best isn't good enough.
Beyond his carefree smile, there lies a hidden secret. It's only when Jenna goes out late into the silent, moonlit forest that his secret is revealed - he's a bear shifter, and when he discovers her watching she realizes the reason he needs to keep it a secret - when he changes he becomes a different person. Muscles bulging, hair standing on end, and filled with animalistic lust, Keith wants only one thing.
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