Elizabeth Ann Scarborough Books In Order

Acorna Books In Publication Order

  1. Acorna: The Unicorn Girl (1997)
  2. Acorna’s Quest (1998)
  3. Acorna’s People (1999)
  4. Acorna’s World (1999)
  5. Acorna’s Search (2001)
  6. Acorna’s Rebels (2003)
  7. Acorna’s Triumph (2004)
  8. First Warning: Acorna’s Children (2005)
  9. Second Wave: Acorna’s Children (2006)
  10. Third Watch: Acorna’s Children (2007)

Acorna’s Children Books In Publication Order

  1. First Warning: Acorna’s Children (2005)
  2. Second Wave: Acorna’s Children (2006)
  3. Third Watch: Acorna’s Children (2007)

Songs from the Seashell Archives Books In Publication Order

  1. Song of Sorcery (1982)
  2. The Unicorn Creed (1983)
  3. Bronwyn’s Bane (1983)
  4. The Christening Quest (1985)
  5. The Dragon, the Witch, and the Railroad (2015)
  6. The Redundant Dragons (2018)

V. Lovelace’s Guide to the Wild West Books In Publication Order

  1. The Drastic Dragon of Draco, Texas (1986)
  2. The Goldcamp Vampire, or the Sanguinary Sourdough (1987)

Songkiller Books In Publication Order

  1. Phantom Banjo (1991)
  2. Picking the Ballad’s Bones (1991)
  3. Strum Again? (1992)

Tibet Books In Publication Order

  1. Nothing Sacred (1991)
  2. Last Refuge (1992)

Godmother Books In Publication Order

  1. The Godmother (1994)
  2. The Godmother’s Apprentice (1995)
  3. The Godmother’s Web (1998)

Cleopatra Books In Publication Order

  1. Channeling Cleopatra (2002)
  2. Cleopatra 7.2 (2004)

Petaybee/Powers Trilogy Books In Publication Order

  1. Powers That Be (1993)
  2. Power Lines (1994)
  3. Power Play (1995)

Twins of Petaybee Books In Publication Order

  1. Changelings (With: Anne McCaffrey) (2005)
  2. Maelstrom (With: Anne McCaffrey) (2006)
  3. Deluge (With: Anne McCaffrey) (2007)

Tales of the Barque Cats Books In Publication Order

  1. Catalyst (By:Anne McCaffrey) (2009)
  2. Catacombs (By:Anne McCaffrey) (2010)

9 Tales O’ Cats Books In Publication Order

  1. 9 Tales O’ Cats (2011)
  2. Bastet’s Blessing (2011)
  3. Boon Companion (2011)
  4. Born Again (2011)
  5. Cat Among the Pigeons (2011)
  6. The Cat Quest of Mu Mao the Magnificent (2011)
  7. Final Vows (2011)
  8. Mu Mao and the Court Oracle (2011)
  9. The Queen’s Cat’s Tale (2011)
  10. Tinkler Tam and the Body Snatchers (2011)

Spam the Cat Purranormal Mysteries Books In Publication Order

  1. Spam vs. the Vampire (With: ) (2011)
  2. Father Christmas (2012)
  3. The Tour Bus of Doom (2012)
  4. Spam and the Sasquatch (2016)
  5. Spam, the Spooks, and the UPS Bandit (2016)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. The Harem of Aman Akbar (1984)
  2. The Healer’s War (1988)
  3. Carol for Another Christmas (1996)
  4. The Lady in the Loch (1998)

Twins of Petaybee Books In Publication Order

  1. Changelings (2005)
  2. Maelstrom (2006)
  3. Deluge (2007)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. After the King (1991)
  2. Warrior Princesses (1998)
  3. Past Lives, Present Tense (1999)
  4. Such a Pretty Face: Tales of Power and Abundance (2000)
  5. Unlocking the Magic (2019)

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Elizabeth Ann Scarborough Books Overview

Acorna: The Unicorn Girl

‘Something’s Alive In There!’She was just a little girl, with a tiny horn in the center of her forehead, funny looking feet, beautiful silver hair, and several curious powers: the ability to purify air and water, make plants grow, and heal scars and broken bones. A trio of grizzled prospectors found her drifting in an escape pod amid the asteroids, adopted her, and took her to the bandit planet Kezdet, a place where no questions are asked and the girl might grow up free. But Kezdet has its own dark secret. The prosperity of the planet is based on a hideous trade in child slave labor, administered by ‘The Piper’ a mystery man with special plans for Acorna and her powers. But free little girls have a way of growing into freedom loving young women, and Acorna has special plans all her own…

Acorna’s Quest

‘I must find my own kind!’Found as an infant drifting in space, Acorna, the Unicorn Girl, has become a young woman. She still has her tiny, translucent horn, and her ‘funny’ feet and hands. And, she still has her miraculous ability to make plants grow and heal human sickness. But Acorna has strange dreams of a gentle folk who mind speak by touching horns. With her ‘Uncle’ Calum, one of the three grizzled asteroid prospectors who rescued, protected, and raised her, she sets off to find her people. No sooner does she leave than a mysterious craft appears, piloted by the Linyaari, a gentle race with telepathic powers. The Linyaari are roaming the galaxy, spreading the alarm about the deadly Khleev And searching for a beloved little girl they had given up for lost, long ago…

Acorna’s People

Filled with adventure and wonder, Acorna’s Peoplecontinues the enthralling saga of Acorna, the beautiful, brave, and kindhearted creature known as the Unicorn Girl.’Welcome Home, Linyaari Child!’With the help of her ‘uncles’ and the thousands of humans who love and admire her, Acorna has found her true people, the peaceful, telepathic Linyaari. But Acorna still has much to do before she can enjoy her new home. The legendary resting place of the lost Linyaari ancestors has yet to be found. And with the help of a rogue spacetrader and his feline sidekick, Acorna must strive to right an unspeakable wrong and defeat an enemy even crueler than the Khleevi. Along the way, she will at last uncover the Universe’s most carefully guarded secret the true nature of the ancient link between the Linyaari and the space faring humans she has also come to think of as her ‘people.’

Acorna’s World

Acorna the ‘unicorn girl’ found as a baby years ago, abandoned and floating alone in an escape pod at the far end of the galaxy has made peace with her past, her ‘Linyaari’ heritage, and with the powerful ‘differences’ that set her apart from the loving humans who raised her. But only in the deep reaches of limitless space can she truly feel at home. Now, aboard the interplanetary salvage vessel ‘Condor,’ Acorna is free once more, traveling through space in the company of her good friend, ship’s commander Captain Jonas Becker, his gargantuan feline ‘first mate’ Roadkill, and Aari, a proud ‘Linyaari’ survivor of torture at the hands of the savage, bug like ‘Khleevi.’ But the journey is interrupted when a transmitted distress call faint but undeniable draws Acorna and her companions down to the surface of a nearby planet. What awaits them is a world of wonders, shrouded in an atmosphere of strange, intoxicating perfumes. Intelligent, sentiment plants help guide Acorna, Becker, Aari, and RK to the source of the SOS. But a broken, burned out alien ship is all they find, the pitiful remnants of a relentlessly brutal yet carefully coordinated assault. To Acorna, the signs are unmistakable. This is the grim handiwork of the cold blooded species that seeks the complete eradication of all human and ‘Linyaari’ life from the galaxy…
the ‘Khleevi’! And suddenly all that Acrona holds dear is in grave peril. Because the devastation that was wrought here was no isolated occurence, but the opening move in a planned onslaught that will decimate the two races to whom Acorna is culturally, emotionally, and genetically tied. A worlds shattering catastrophe is inthe making unless one courageous and beautiful young woman with remarkable healing powers and her small, motley group of friends can go the unthinkable: discover the fearsome insectile enemy’s greatest weakness…
and strike first.

Acorna’s Search

The homeworld Acorna has never known was horribly scarred in the brutal attack by the cold blooded Khleevi, but the Linyaari the unicorn girl’s gentle, spiritual race live on. Now is the time for healing and rebuilding, for restoring the natural beauty corrupted by the savage insectile oppressors. But Acorna’s Linyaari friends and colleagues begin mysteriously disappearing soon after work gets under way, among them her beloved Aari. And her desperate search for answers will lead courageous Acorna to a shocking discovery beneath the surface of her people’s world and deep into the realms of limitless space, where the truth of the origin of everything awaits.

Acorna’s Rebels

Beloved by millions of readers, Anne McCaffrey is one of science fiction’s favorite authors. Writing with Nebula Award winning author Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, she has created the bestselling Acorna series featuring the adventures of the brave unicorn girl. Acorna’s people, the Linyaari, have started to reclaim their homeworld from the ravages of the brutal alien Khleevi. But the expedition has unlocked a larger mystery about the origins of the Linyaari people one that has led Aari, Acorna’s beloved lifemate, into a dangerous journey through time and space. A journey from which Aari may never return. Now acorna, joined by Captain Becker, Mac, Nadhari, and RK, sets off on a determined mission to save her beloved. But a forced crash landing brings the crew to the exotic jungle world of Makahomia, home of the mysterious Temple Cats. Beautiful and barbaric, Makahomia has been blockaded for years to protect itself and the Federation. Racing to save the Temple Cats from a deadly disease, Acorna uncovers a sinister plot to destroy the sacred felines and exploit Makahomia’s people, an evil scheme that reaches out into the very depths of space. While Nadhari confronts the demons of her childhood, Acorna must lead a small band of determined rebels to stop the conspiracy and unravel a dangerous mystery, a quest that takes them into the secret temples and hidden sanctuaries of that world. But within one sacred shrine Acorna discovers shocking information that may lead to Aari…
or to disaster.

Acorna’s Triumph

Beloved by millions of readers, Anne McCaffrey is one of science fiction’s favorite authors. Writing with award winning author Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, she has created the bestselling Acorna series, focusing on the adventures of the brave unicorn girl. Now, with Acorna’s Triumph, they turn to the dramatic conclusion of the series, as Acorna faces her most difficult challenge ever. She has defeated slavers, a deadly international conspiracy, and the vicious alien Khleevi, only to endure the loss of her beloved Aari, distant in both time and space. Now, finally, Aari has returned, and together they can finish rebuilding their home world. But Aari is oddly changed, to the point where he barely remembers Acorna much less their love and his actions grow more and more sinister…
As Acorna tries to stop a vicious criminal from destroying innocents, a new complication arises. Sensing the Linyaari weakness, the deadly Khleevi return, determined to take back the planet for good. In this dark time, it will take all of the unicorn girl’s courage and determination to rescue Aari and stop the alien menace once and for all.

First Warning: Acorna’s Children

The breathtaking saga of the second generation begins!

It is difficult growing up in the shadow of heroes revered throughout the galaxy. But that is the lot of young Khorii daughter of the legendary Acorna and her lifemate Aari who must now follow her own destiny through a fantastic universe of wonders and perils.

On a journey, Khorii’s trip is delayed when her ship encounters a derelict spacecraft floating aimlessly among the stars, its crew dead in their seats. Suddenly a planned visit by her parents has turned into a terrifying race against time as a deadly plague spreads relentlessly across the universe. Even the healing powers of the Linyaari cannot slow its horrific advance. And now Khorii, one of the few unaffected by the outbreak, must find an antidote before the scourge consumes everyone and everything in its path…
including those she loves above all others.

Second Wave: Acorna’s Children

It is difficult growing up in the shadow of heroes revered throughout the galaxy. But Khorii became a hero in her own right as she fought to save the universe from a mysterious, deadly plague that not even the healing powers of the Linyaari could stop. Now, confined with the rest of the survivors on Paloduro, it seems as if Khorii and her friends may be able to stem the tide of death and disease. However, ominous signs indicate that the epidemic is only beginning, as old enemies reemerge and a shocking family secret is revealed. With the aid of her android ‘brother,’ Khorii must foil the deadly pestilence before a covert mission to cripple the entire star system is catastrophically complete.

Third Watch: Acorna’s Children

The dramatic conclusion to the breathtaking saga of the children of Acorna and Aari. Khorii, the rebellious daughter of Acorna, the near mythic hero*ine of her people, has tried to follow in her mother’s footsteps in this time of plague and terror. But the pressure on the courageous young woman to succeed is tremendous, and the legacy she is expected to fulfill is overwhelming. The insidious enemy that has ravaged countless known worlds has left Khorii’s illustrious parents too weak to oppose it. Now, as the deadly foe prepares to launch its devastating final assault, it falls to Acorna’s children Khorii and her newly discovered sister, Ariin to halt the brutal attack once and for all. But victory may prove too difficult, elusive, and ultimately fragile and even time itself may be conspiring against the daughters in their desperate battle to save their family…
and their universe.

Song of Sorcery

Elizabeth Ann Scarborough’s Song of Sorcery is another light-hearted contemporary fantasy adventure which will please the author’s many fans. Colin Songsmith sings a song to an old witch who takes an unlikely revenge. The witch’s granddaughter rescues him from the dire threat of being eaten alive by the cat. She hears the song, which happens to concern her recently married sister and a gypsy. Convinced that she has to save her sister, she takes the minstrel, the cat and her magical resources to Rowan Castle. The story is rich with descriptive details of setting and encounters with magical and fantastic creatures such as a talking cat, a lovesick dragon, and a bear prince. The characters speak in contemporary slang which plays nicely against the traditional fantastic settings.

Nothing Sacred

In a world where unemployment is obliterated by putting all jobless people in the military to maintain the endless ongoing warfare, Warrant Officer Viveka Vanachek finds herself in a weirder place yet. Captured, raped, and interrogated she is finally exiled to a remote snow-bound prison camp where she is placed in solitary confinement. It seems like the end of the world when she also becomes too sick to eat and starts seeing ghosts and hearing mysterious chanting within the noises of the camp. But her dreams tell her there is more to her prison than there seems to be and soon her delusions and reality start trading places.

Last Refuge

In the sequel to Nothing Sacred, Chime, a young woman from Shambala, a magical oasis where the survivors of nuclear Armageddon live peacefully, ventures out into the surrounding devastation to bring renewal to a shattered world.

The Godmother

Donning a crystal pendant of unsuspected power and wishing for a fairy godmother who will save all of Seattle, social worker Rose Samson is amazed by the prompt arrival of the silver haired Felicity Fortune and her magical powers. PW.

Channeling Cleopatra

Powerful. Beautiful. Seductive. Cleopatra had it all. And soon, through genetic ‘blending,’ any woman will be able to share her secrets, her wiles, her way with men. First, though, her genetic material must be found. Forensic anthropologist Leda Hubbard jumps at the chance to be the first person to find Cleopatra’s final resting place. And the chase is on for whomever gets access to Cleopatra’s genetic material will also gain access to all of her knowledge. And though some want to channel Cleopatra for love, others have far more sinister motives.

Powers That Be

Strange things were happening on the icy planet called Petaybee. Unauthorized genetically engineered species had been spotted, while some people were simply disappearing. None of the locals were talking to the company, so the company sent disabled combat veteran Yanaba Maddock to spy. But a strange thing happened. With her relocation to the arctic planet came a return of Yana’s health and strength. And the more she got to know the people of Petaybee, the more determined she became to protect her new home…

Power Lines

‘A felicitous combination of authors.’ Kirkus ReviewsYanaba Maddock’s short lived career as a company spy had ended the moment the planet Petaybee and its people had adopted her as one of their own. Now she was dedicated to keeping Intergal from exploiting and wounding or even killing the world she had come to love. For Intergal persisted in denying that Petaybee was sentient, and nothing would stop it from stripping the ore rich planet sentient or not. Only solid evidence would convince the company to leave the planet alone, and for all its sentience, Petaybee’s communications were highly subjective; indeed, some outsiders seemed entirely immune to its voice. So Yana and her friends would have to find some other way to prove that the planet was worth more to the company alive than dead…
Power Lines is a strong, highly entertaining sequel…
Nicely paced, with a tricky twist or two to keep it from getting too predictable, and some delightful characters.’ LocusFIRST TIME IN PAPERBACK

Power Play

Petaybee was growing up. Day by day, the sentient planet like any child was learning to recognize and understand the meaning of outside stimuli, to respond to those stimuli, to communicate its own needs and desires…
even to use human speech. But few outsiders truly cared for the feelings and intelligence of what they perceived to be a giant hunk of rock or a mere oddity to be gawked at. Some came to worship the newly awakened soul. Some came by invitation, but without comprehension, to harvest the almost magically curative native plants. Big game hunters came chasing rumors of fantastical creatures that simply gave themselves up for the killing. And tourists came in droves, many of them searching for long lost relatives among those whom Intergal had relocated to Petaybee during its colonization phase. The Petaybeans had their hands full trying to protect their beloved planet from the sudden influx of visitors. Then some of Petaybee’s staunchest champions Yanaba Maddock, Marmion de Revers Algemeine, Bunny Rourke, and Diego Metaxos were kidnapped. The perpetrators wanted Petaybee for its incredible mineral wealth. Their other attempts at plundering the planet had all failed, and now they were determined to force the Petaybeans to make a trade: the planet for the people. They simply didn’t understand that such a bargain was impossible. For the only one who could speak for Petaybee was Petaybee itself and no one knew what a living planet could do once it found its voice…

Changelings (With: Anne McCaffrey)

With three acclaimed novels Powers That Be, Power Lines, and Power Play bestselling authors Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough launched a vibrant new science fiction saga that told the story of a sentient planet, Petaybee, and the humans who fought to protect it from the rapacious designs of an all powerful interstellar corporation determined to exploit the icy world’s natural resources. Led by Yana Maddock and Sean Shongili, Petaybee s protectors prevailed. But now Petaybee is changing in mysterious, unprecedented ways, and the return of off world scientists threatens the amazing planet and its equally amazing inhabitants with new dangers. CHANGELINGSThey are Ronan Born for Water Shongili and Murel Monster Slayer Shongili. Twin brother and sister. Children of Yana and Sean. Children of Petaybee. As such, theirs is a destiny deeply intertwined with the sentient planet that is their home. For Ronan and Murel are more than human. Like their father, each can transform into a seal and converse telepathically with the planet s creatures such as the friendly otter whose life they save one day from a pack of ravenous wolves. But the twins bravery has unforeseen results when a visiting scientist witnesses their startling metamorphosis and becomes obsessed with their capture. To protect their children, Sean and Yana send them to stay with a powerful family friend on an orbiting space station. But no one realizes that Ronan and Murel hunger to discover the origins of their shape shifting talent and that their search for knowledge will place them squarely in the path of peril. Meanwhile, Petaybee is changing and much faster than an ordinary planet s natural evolution. It appears that portions of the sea are heating up and a landmass is suddenly rising from the depths. To investigate the startling occurrence, Sean heads out to the open water in his seal form. But the newly unstable region holds untold mysteries and the potential for disaster. From the Hardcover edition.

Maelstrom (With: Anne McCaffrey)

In Changelings, bestselling authors Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough returned to the sentient planet Petaybee with a story of growth and transformation in the face of deadly new threats. The telepathic, shapeshifting twins Murel and Ronan found that Petaybee had plans for them as well. Now those plans begin to bear fruit with fresh possibilities…
and dangers. MAELSTROMNow that Petaybee is forming a new equatorial island, the planet has agreed to harbor a group of new refugees, workers indentured to the powerful InterGal Corporation. But the mission to collect the immigrants becomes a rescue operation when it is revealed that InterGal is doing nothing to help these survivors of a world devastated by a meteor shower. Murel and Ronan set out to persuade the frightened refugees to come out of hiding, leave their world, and bring along their sacred totem animals, the gifted sea turtles called the Honus. But the twins discover that they ve taken on more than they expected: The Honus are not the only animals sacred to the refugees. There are also the Manos, intelligent sharks who have lost none of their predatory habits and who cannot be left behind to die. When the Manos are released into Petaybee’s waters, a tragic misunderstanding endangers the whole resettlement operation. At the same time, the mysterious sea otters who once rescued the twins father are suddenly revealed to be much more than they appear to be. Now it is up to Ronan and Murel, with the intrepid assistance of their river otter friend Sky, to smooth the waters before a maelstrom of revenge destroys Petaybee s harmonious way of life. But even as the twins uncover startling new facts about Petaybee s past that will change everything they thought they knew about the planet, the forces of InterGal are gathering, preparing to strike…
. From the Hardcover edition.

Deluge (With: Anne McCaffrey)

When two award winning science fiction masters like Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough collaborate, the results are astonishing. Their master creation is Petaybee, a sentient planet able to guide its own evolution and, with some help from its loyal inhabitants, defend itself against predation by offworlders. Now, at last, McCaffrey and Scarborough return to Petaybee for the thrilling conclusion of the Twins of Petaybee trilogy, the sixth novel of the amazing self aware world.


InterGal Corporation has long desired to exploit the resource rich Petaybee. But the planet and its guardians, led by Yana Maddock and Sean Shongili, along with their twin children, Ronan and Murel, have successfully thwarted every attempt by the Corporation to impose its iron fisted dominion.

Until now.

In a bold two pronged assault, the predacious Corporation has arrested Petaybee’s leading off world champion, Marmion de Revers Algemeine, on trumped up charges, while InterGal s military arm has dispatched an invading force to subdue the planet once and for all. Marmion has allies within the Corporation who can halt the invasion. but if they cannot be found quickly, it will be too late for Marmion…
and Petaybee.

While their parents work to foil the invasion of their world, Ronan and Murel are captured and sent to a desolate prison world where an old enemy, Dr. Mabo, waits to continue her cruel experiments on the shape changing siblings. The twins only hope of escape lies in the uncharted seas of the prison planet. But in the murky depths, something else is waiting…

Catalyst (By:Anne McCaffrey)

Pilot, navigator, engineer, doctor, scientist ship’s cat? All are essential to the well staffed space vessel. Since the early days of interstellar travel, when Tuxedo Thomas, a Maine coon cat, showed what a cat could do for a ship and its crew, the so called Barque Cats have become highly prized crew members. Thomas’s carefully bred progeny, ably assisted by humans Cat Persons with whom they share a deep and loving bond, now travel the galaxy, responsible for keeping spacecraft free of vermin, for alerting human crews to potential environmental hazards, and for acting as morale officers. Even among Barque Cats, Chessie is something special. Her pedigree, skills, and intelligence, as well as the close rapport she has with her human, Janina, make her the most valuable crew member aboard the Molly Daise. And the litter of kittens in her belly only adds to her value. Then the unthinkable happens. Chessie is kidnapped er, catnapped from Dr. Jared Vlast’s vet clinic at Hood Station by a grizzled spacer named Carl Poindexter. But Chessie’s newborn kittens turn out to be even more extraordinary than their mother. For while Chessie’s connection to Janina is close and intuitive, the bond that the kitten Chester forms with Carl’s son, Jubal, is downright telepathic. And when Chester is sent into space to learn his trade, neither he nor Jubal will rest until they’re reunited. But the announcement of a widespread epidemic affecting livestock on numerous planets throws their future into doubt. Suddenly the galactic government announces a plan to impound and possibly destroy all exposed animals. Not even the Barque Cats will be spared. With the clock racing against them, Janina, Jubal, Dr. Vlast, and a handful of very special kittens will join forces with the mysterious Pshaw Ra an alien looking cat with a hidden agenda to save the Barque Cats, other animals, and quite possibly the universe as they know it from total destruction.

Catacombs (By:Anne McCaffrey)

In Catalyst, award winning authors Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough introduced listeners to the beguiling Barque Cats: spacefaring felines who serve aboard starships as full fledged members of the crew. Highly evolved, the cats share an almost telepathic bond with their minders, or Cat Persons until, suddenly, there is no almost about it, and a particular Barque Cat, Chester, learns to ex change thoughts with his human friend, Jubal. Other cats soon gain the same ability. Behind the seeming miracle is a mysterious cat named Pshaw Ra, who possesses knowledge and technology far beyond anything the Barque Cats or their humans have ever seen. When fear of a virulent plague leads the government first to quarantine and then to kill all animals suspected of infection, Pshaw Ra with the help of Chester, Jubal, and the crew of the starship Ranzo activates a mousehole in space that carries the refugees to a place of safety: Pshaw Ra’s home planet of Mau, where godlike cats are worshiped by human slaves. But Pshaw Ra s actions are less noble than they appear. The scheming cat plans to mate the Barque Cats with his own feline stock, creating a hybrid race of superior cats a race destined to conquer the universe. Yet right from the start, his plans go awry. For one thing, there s a new queen on Mau: Pshaw Ra s daughter Nefure, a spoiled brat er, cat with a temper as short as her attention span. Pshaw Ra s other daughter, the rightful queen Renpet, is exiled, running for her life in the only direction available to her down into the vast catacombs beneath the Mauan desert. Far from receiving the hero s welcome he expected, Pshaw Ra must use every bit of his considerable cleverness just to survive. Meanwhile, as usual, Chester and Jubal stumble right into the middle of things, in the process uncovering the lost secrets of the Mauan civilization. But that s not all they uncover. In the forgotten catacombs deep below the Mauan capital, something has awakened. Something as old as the universe. Something that hungers to devour all light and life and that bears an undying hatred for cats.

The Harem of Aman Akbar

The Djinn Decanted: By his genie’s standards, Aman Akbar was a pervert. He was not content to marry his cousin, the beauteous Hyaganoosh, as custom demanded. Instead he chose three ugly foreign wives a pale skinned barbarian Rasa, a sharp tongued Chinese acrobat, Lady Aster, and the tall ebony skinned 100th daughter of the Great Elephant, Amollia. Just about the time the women were sorting out the whole polygamy thing and dealing with their new mother in law, Um Aman, Aman Akbar lost control of the genie and got turned into a white ass it happens a lot in the Arabian Nights at the wish of none other than Hyaganoosh. What’s a foreign wife to do? The three women and Aman Akbar’s mother have no choice but to seek a way to undo the spell and restore the fellow to his former shape and state but along the way they have some hair raising adventures involving monkeys, shape shifters called peris, the dangerous divs who make the djinn look jolly, and a rather nice elephant.’Delightful reading! Shades of Scheherazade and Sinbad in the sort of Scarboroughian treat that one is beginning to expect of this beguiling writer.’ Anne McCaffreyElizabeth Ann Scarborough is the winner of the 1989 Nebula Award for Best novel.

The Healer’s War

Although perhaps best known for her lightly humorous fantasies and for her collaborations with Anne McCaffrey on the Petaybee series and the Acorna series, Elizabeth Anne Scarborough has also written Healer’s War, a classic novel of the Vietnam War, enriched with a magical, mystical twist, which won the 1989 Nebula Award for Best Novel of 1988. The Minneapolis Star Tribune called it ‘A brutal and beautiful book.’ Scarborough herself was a nurse in Vietnam during the war and she draws on her own personal experiences to create the central character, Lt. Kitty McCulley. McCulley, a young and inexperienced nurse tossed into a stressful and chaotic situation, is having a difficult time reconciling her duty to help and heal with the indifference and overt racism of some of her colleagues and with the horrendously damaged soldiers and Vietnamese civilians whom she encounters during her service at the China Beach medical facilities. She is unexpectedly helped by the mysterious and inexplicable properties of an amulet, given to her by one of her patients, an elderly, dying Vietnamese holy man, which allows her to see other people’s ‘auras’ and to understand more about them as a result. This eventually leads to a strange, almost surrealistic journey through the jungle, accompanied by a one legged boy and a battle seasoned but crazed soldier and, by the end of the journey, McCulley has found herself and a way to live and survive through the madness and destruction.

Carol for Another Christmas

Awakened by the password humbug, Ebenezer Scrooge is back this time as a ghost in the computer of workaholic Monica Banks, in this wry and heartwarming modern take on the Dickens classic.

After the King

After the King presents an outstanding collection of new fantasy stories by an extraordinary assemblage of some of the very best writers to ever continue the tradition Tolkien began with The Lord of the Rings. Stephen R. Donaldson, Peter S. Beagle, Andrew Nortong, Terry Pratchett, Robert Silverberg, Judith Tarr, Gregory Benford, Jane Yolen, Poul and Karen Anderson, Mike Resnick, Emma Bull, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, John Brunner, Harrr Turtledove, Dennis L. McKiernan, Karen Haber, Barry M. Malzberg, and Charles de Lint contribute to a dazzling anthology that captures the spirit and originality of Tolkien’s great work. The millions whose lives have been touched by J.R.R. Tolkien will find the same primal storytelling magic here, undiluted an running ever on.

Past Lives, Present Tense

Download the dead in this provocative new collection of original stories by the finest names in science fiction. Suppose you could pick a famous historical figure and experience your own life as that person. What would you do? Excel in science under the extraordinary influence of Leonardo Da Vinci? Spice up your daily grind with a dash of Mata Hari? Unnerve your neighbors as Edgar Allan Poe? Or, for those who like to live dangerously, there are whispers of a black market where no one is forbidden.A word of caution: previous performance does not guarantee future predictability. And in the hands of these masters of science fiction and fantasy, your experience of past lives reborn may not be at all what you expect…
The complete list of contributors: Elizabeth Moon Carole Nelson Douglas Kristine Kathryn Rusch Jerry Oltion Rod Garcia Y Robertson Margaret Ball Janet Berliner David Bischoff Gary Braunbeck Nina Kiriki Hoffman Tom Knowles Lillian Stewart Carl Sharan Newman Sandy Schofield Elizabeth Ann Scarborough All new and original stories The stories draw on a diverse range of characters from Doc Holliday to Mata Hari each fully researched by the author with fascinating results

Such a Pretty Face: Tales of Power and Abundance

Think all heroes have washboard abs? Think all hero*ines wear Size 3 Junior Petite? Think again! Come join Gene Wolfe, Elizabeth Anne Scarborough, Jane Yolen, Jody Lynn Nye, and Sharon Lee & Steve Miller, who along with nineteen other authors, introduce you to some of the funniest, wildest, sexiest, most powerful, and normal considering these are science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories fat people on earth and a few other planets. Meet a pirate named ‘Valkyrie’ and a cardsharp named ‘Fat Moriah’. Meet a xeno fitness instructor and an earth mage who don’t apologize for taking up space. Meet fat cats on a mission and a very different kind of vampire. Meet characters for whom ‘plus size’ is about body size and heart. Brought together in this first of its kind collection are stories that raise the set point on adventure and redraw the picture of ‘the hero’ along the way. Tales of power and abundance that prove that heroes and hero*ines come in all sizes.

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