Short stories, including a Hugo Award winner, from the author of The Forever War. Joe Haldeman burst onto the science fiction scene with The Forever War, an unforgettable novel that marked the arrival of an exciting, original new voice. Smart, creative, and acutely socially aware, Haldeman is an author whose work has all of the greatest qualities associated with the genre. Infinite Dreams collects Haldeman’s short stories from the early days of his career. There’s the poignant “26 Days, On Earth,” which follows a boy from the moon as he writes a journal about his time on Earth and falls for a local girl. Then there’s the humorous “All The Universe in a Mason Jar,” chronicling the experience aliens have with a moonshine-drunk farm boy. In the satirical “A Time to Live,” a frozen billionaire wakes up in the future, only to get returned to his own time in a different body. Also included is the Hugo Award–winning “Tricentennial,” about a trip to gather antimatter from a mysterious binary system. Haldeman’s whip-smart tales prove to be as much a treat now as they were when they were written.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Joe Haldeman including rare images from the author’s personal collection.
The Scarlet Plague is a post-apocalyptic fiction novel written by Jack London and originally published in London Magazine in 1912.
The story takes place in 2073, sixty years after an uncontrollable epidemic, the Red Death, has depopulated the planet. James Smith is one of the survivors of the era before the scarlet plague hit and is still left alive in the San Francisco area, and he travels with his grandsons Edwin, Hoo-Hoo, and Hare-Lip. His grandsons are young and live as primeval hunter-gatherers in a heavily depopulated world. Their intellect is limited, as are their language abilities. Edwin asks Smith, whom they call \"Granser\", to tell them of the disease alternately referred to as scarlet plague, scarlet death, or red death.
Billowbirds are flying, and that can only mean one thing. An Ascendant lives.
Before the Lady Keres usurped the throne, the realm teemed with magic; enchanters, elementals, dream walkers, healers… But they were all gone now. Or so it seemed.
Since her birth, Lyn’s path had been set in stone; she would inherit her father’s title and responsibilities and become the Baroness Tovaar. But it was what she inherited from her mother that would change her life forever.
Orphaned brother and sister, Sander and Mari, led simple lives tending the vineyard for their viceroy. Each day was much the same as the next, as long as Sander’s peculiar talent remained undiscovered.
Young Nessa had always known she was special. Gifted. But it was that very gift that compelled her parents to seclude her in a corner of the realm where, by the Blessed Mother’s grace, the stalkers would never find her.
None of them knew their true lineage. None were aware of their bond. And, until mysterious strangers came into their lives, none of them knew that the fate of the realm rested upon their shoulders and that it was their destiny to restore the lost magic of Lithandys.
Wizard’s First Rule, the first novel by Terry Goodkind, was a phenomenon from the moment it was published by Tor Books in 1994, selling more than 100,000 copies in North America alone. It still sells more than 100,000 copies a year and has gone on to bestsellerdom in the United Kingdom and in more than twenty foreign translations as well as audiobook form.
It is now being developed as one of the most ambitious television miniseries of all time. Executive Producer Sam Raimi (director of the three Spider-Man movies), in collaboration with Disney/ABC, is creating a 22-episode adaptation of the book to be filmed in New Zealand.
Richard and Kahlan’s story unfolds over ten more novels, collectively known as the Sword of Truth series, concluding with Confessor in 2007. Placing Goodkind in the elite club of #1 New York Times bestselling authors, the series has sold more than twenty million copies to date worldwide.
In Wizard’s First Rule, Goodkind introduced the world to an ordinary forest guide, Richard Cypher, and the mysterious, powerful woman he comes to love, Kahlan Amnell. Learning his true identity, Richard accepts his destiny as the one man who can stop the bloodthirsty tyrant Darken Rahl. Hunted relentlessly, betrayed and alone, Kahlan calls upon Richard to reach beyond his sword and invoke something more noble within himself as the final confrontation with Darken Rahl looms.
The importance of Wizard’s First Rule is sourced in Goodkind taking on the toughest of all literary challenges: to tell an electrifying story of action, violence, and adventure that also makes people think, and that would influence the choices and actions of its readers.
Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell confront an apocalyptic nightmare in this irresistibly tense, utterly terrifying, near-thousand-page return to Terry Goodkind's 26-million-copy bestselling Sword of Truth world.
The insatiable hunger of the Golden Goddess...
The irresistible power of a Witch's Oath...
A fracture in the world of life...
An opening in the world of death...
Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell face the perfect storm.
The Children of D'Hara picks up immediately after the conclusion of the Sword of Truth series in one breathtakingly compelling, powerful, blockbuster novel.
Previously published in five parts: The Scribbly Man, Hateful Things, Wasteland, Witch's Oath, Into Darkness.
Meet the baddest belles of London city.
They were known as the fatales, once.
Investigators and spies; killers and thieves; con artists and vigilantes — they fought fire with fire, did what had to be done, to make things right.
Until the mission that broke them.
Many decades later, the fatales have scattered to the winds.
Fionn's the queen of London haute couture. Thetai's the star of the power metal scene. And Daix? Could be anything. Anywhere.
It'll take a lot to bring them back together.
When a model goes missing from a catwalk show, Fionn's frantic. The girl was a friend — and a fellow selkie. And she won't be the last to vanish.
To catch the monster responsible, Fionn needs backup. It's time for the fatales to reunite, but can they get it together after eighty years apart?
And will it be enough to face down an old enemy straight out of their murky, half-forgotten past?
Three fabulous fae banter and brawl their way through a re-imagined, modern-day London — fighting crime, forging friendships and causing havoc. With style. Perfectly tailored for fans of urban fantasy and Charlie’s Angels!
Tai was still swimming like a brick. ‘Don’t fight with the water,’ I told her. ‘Try to go with the flow.’
Tai snorted. ‘Fi, please. I fight with everything.’
Amborlaine Greentinker's reality turns upside down, as the outside world forces itself into her life. She is unwittingly launched on a quest for the legendary dragon orbs. Laine must face decisions that will alter her destiny and the fate of the Realms of Xenkur.
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