George R.R. Martin Books In Order

Song Of Ice and Fire Books In Publication Order

  1. A Game of Thrones (1996)
  2. A Clash of Kings (1998)
  3. A Storm of Swords (2000)
  4. A Feast for Crows (2005)
  5. A Dance with Dragons (2011)

Game Of Thrones Collection Books In Publication Order

  1. A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (2013)

Game Of Thrones Graphic Novels In Publication Order

  1. A Game of Thrones, Volume 1 (2011)
  2. A Game of Thrones, Volume 2 (2013)
  3. A Game of Thrones, Volume 3 (2013)
  4. A Game of Thrones, Volume 4 (2014)

Game Of Thrones Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. The Art of George R.R. Martin’s a Song of Ice and Fire (2005)
  2. The Art of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice & Fire, Volume Two (2011)
  3. The Lands of Ice and Fire (2012)
  4. The Wit & Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister (2013)
  5. The World of Ice & Fire (2014)

History of House Targaryen of Westeros Books In Publication Order

  1. Fire and Blood (2018)

Wild Cards Books In Publication Order

  1. Wild Cards (1986)
  2. Aces High (1987)
  3. Jokers Wild (1987)
  4. Aces Abroad (1988)
  5. Down and Dirty (1988)
  6. Ace in the Hole (1990)
  7. Dead Man’s Hand (1990)
  8. One-Eyed Jacks (1991)
  9. Jokertown Shuffle (1991)
  10. Double Solitaire (1992)
  11. Dealer’s Choice (1992)
  12. Turn of the Cards (With: Victor Milán) (1993)
  13. Deuces Down (2002)
  14. Death Draws Five (2006)
  15. Busted Flush (2008)
  16. Inside Straight (2008)
  17. Suicide Kings (2009)
  18. Fort Freak (2011)
  19. The Elephant in the Room (With: Paul Cornell) (2013)
  20. Lowball (2014)
  21. Prompt. Professional. Pop! (By:Walter Jon Williams) (2014)
  22. High Stakes (2016)
  23. The Thing about Growing Up in Jokertown (2016)
  24. The Flight of Morpho Girl (2018)
  25. Long is the Way (2019)
  26. Naked, Stoned, and Stabbed (By:) (2019)
  27. American Hero (2020)
  28. Three Kings (2020)
  29. Joker Moon (2021)

Wild Cards: USA Triad Books In Publication Order

  1. Mississippi Roll (2017)
  2. Low Chicago (2018)
  3. Texas Hold’em (2018)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Starlady and Fast-Friend (1976)
  2. Dying of the Light (1977)
  3. Windhaven (1981)
  4. Fevre Dream (1982)
  5. The Armageddon Rag (1983)
  6. Nightflyers (1985)
  7. Tuf Voyaging (1986)
  8. Hunter’s Run (With: Daniel Abraham) (2007)

Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. The Lonely Songs of Laren Dorr (1976)
  2. The Ice Dragon (1980)

Short Story Collections In Publication Order

  1. A Song for Lya (1976)
  2. Songs of Stars and Shadows (1977)
  3. Sandkings (1981)
  4. Portraits of His Children (1985)
  5. Quartet (1996)
  6. Old Venus (2015)
  7. NightflyersOther Stories (2018)

Graphic Novels In Publication Order

  1. Sandkings (1987)
  2. Skin Trade (With: Daniel Abraham) (1988)
  3. Wild Cards (1990)
  4. In the House of the Worm (2005)
  5. Doorways (2011)
  6. Starport (2019)

Hedge Knight Graphic Novel Books In Publication Order

  1. The Hedge Knight (1998)
  2. The Hedge Knight II: Sworn Sword (2008)
  3. The Mystery Knight: A Graphic Novel (With: ) (2017)

George R.R. Martin’s Wild Cards – Comics Books In Publication Order

  1. George R.R. Martin’s Wild Cards (By:Daniel Abraham) (2009)
  2. The Hard Call (With: Daniel Abraham) (2009)

Dangerous Women Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. Dangerous Women 1 (2014)
  2. Dangerous Women 2 (2014)
  3. Dangerous Women 3 (2014)

Dreamsongs Books In Publication Order

  1. Dreamsongs, Volume I (2003)
  2. Dreamsongs, Volume II (2003)

Night Visions Books In Publication Order

  1. Night Visions: In the Blood (1984)
  2. Night Visions (1985)
  3. Night Visions 2 (1985)
  4. Night Visions 3 (1986)
  5. Night Visions: The Hellbound Heart (1986)
  6. Night Visions 5 (1988)
  7. The Skin Trade (1988)
  8. Night Visions 9 (1991)
  9. Night Visions 10 (2001)
  10. Night Visions 11 (2004)
  11. Night Visions 11 (2004)
  12. Night Visions 12 (2006)

Wild Cards Mosaic: New Cycle Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. Card Sharks (1993)
  2. Marked Cards (1994)
  3. Black Trump (1995)

Daniel Abraham Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. Hunter’s Run (With: Daniel Abraham) (2007)
  2. When We Were Heroes (By:Daniel Abraham) (2013)

Daniel Abraham Graphic Novels In Publication Order

  1. Skin Trade (With: Daniel Abraham) (1988)
  2. The Hard Call (With: Daniel Abraham) (2009)

UFO Anthology Books In Publication Order

  1. Unidentified Funny Objects (2012)
  2. Unidentified Funny Objects 2 (2013)
  3. Unidentified Funny Objects 3 (2014)
  4. Funny Science Fiction (2015)
  5. Unidentified Funny Objects 4 (2015)
  6. Funny Fantasy (2016)
  7. Unidentified Funny Objects 5 (2016)
  8. Funny Horror (2017)
  9. Unidentified Funny Objects 6 (2017)
  10. Unidentified Funny Objects 7 (2018)
  11. Unidentified Funny Objects 8 (2020)

The Year’s Best Science Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Third Annual Collection (1986)
  2. The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Eleventh Annual Collection (1994)
  3. The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Fourteenth Annual Collection (1997)

The Dying Earth Books In Publication Order

  1. The Dying Earth / Mazirian the Magician (1950)
  2. Cugel’s Saga / Cugel: The Skybreak Spatterlight (1966)
  3. The Eyes of the Overworld / Cugel the Clever (1966)
  4. A Quest for Simbilis (1974)
  5. Morreion (1978)
  6. The Seventeen Virgins (1979)
  7. The Bagful of Dreams (1979)
  8. Rhialto the Marvellous (1984)
  9. The Laughing Magician (2006)
  10. Songs of the Dying Earth: Stories in Honour of Jack Vance (2009)

Legends Books In Publication Order

  1. Legends (By:Robert Silverberg) (1998)
  2. Legends II: Dragon, Sword, and King (With: Diana Gabaldon,Orson Scott Card,Terry Brooks,Robert Silverberg,Elizabeth Haydon) (1998)
  3. Legends 3 (By:Robert Silverberg) (1999)

Year’s Best Fantasy Books In Publication Order

  1. Year’s Best Fantasy (2001)
  2. Year’s Best Fantasy (2001)
  3. Year’s Best Fantasy 2 (2002)
  4. Year’s Best Fantasy 3 (2003)
  5. Year’s Best Fantasy 4 (2004)
  6. Year’s Best Fantasy 5 (2005)
  7. Year’s Best Fantasy 6 (2006)
  8. Year’s Best Fantasy 7 (2007)
  9. Year’s Best Fantasy 8 (2008)
  10. Year’s Best Fantasy 9 (2009)

Isaac Asimov’s Anthology Books In Publication Order

  1. Isaac Asimov’s Space of Her Own (By:Connie Willis,Ursula K. Le Guin,Pat Cadigan,Joan D. Vinge,Tanith Lee,Pamela Sargent,,Mary Gentle) (1983)
  2. Isaac Asimov’s Aliens & Outworlders (By:Isaac Asimov,,Larry Niven,Lisa Tuttle,Garry Douglas Kilworth,Jack C. Haldeman II,Barry N. Malzberg,William F. Wu,Steve Perry,Bob Shaw,Kate Wilhelm,,,,Madeleine E. Robins) (1983)
  3. Isaac Asimov’s Fantasy! (By:) (1985)
  4. Isaac Asimov’s Fantasy! (With: Connie Willis,Ron Goulart,John Kessel,George Alec Effinger,Robert Thurston,Tanith Lee,Lucius Shepard) (1989)
  5. Isaac Asimov’s Aliens (By:Isaac Asimov) (1991)
  6. Isaac Asimov’s Robots (By:Isaac Asimov) (1991)
  7. Isaac Asimov’s SF-Lite (By:Isaac Asimov) (1993)
  8. Isaac Asimov’s War (By:Isaac Asimov) (1993)
  9. Isaac Asimov’s Cyberdreams (By:Isaac Asimov) (1994)
  10. Isaac Asimov’s Skin Deep (By:Isaac Asimov) (1995)
  11. Isaac Asimov’s Ghosts (By:Isaac Asimov) (1995)
  12. Isaac Asimov’s Christmas (By:Isaac Asimov) (1997)
  13. Isaac Asimov’s Camelot (By:Isaac Asimov) (1998)
  14. Isaac Asimov’s Detectives (By:Isaac Asimov) (1998)
  15. Isaac Asimov’s Valentines (By:Isaac Asimov) (1999)
  16. Isaac Asimov’s Werewolves (By:Isaac Asimov) (1999)
  17. Isaac Asimov’s Solar System (By:Gardner R. Dozois) (1999)
  18. Isaac Asimov’s Utopias (By:Isaac Asimov) (2000)
  19. Isaac Asimov’s Father Day (By:Isaac Asimov) (2001)
  20. Isaac Asimov’s Halloween (By:Isaac Asimov) (2001)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. Science Fiction Discoveries (1976)
  2. New Voices I (1978)
  3. Dragons of Light (1980)
  4. The Science Fiction Weight Loss Book (1983)
  5. The First Omni Book of Science Fiction (1983)
  6. The Fourth Omni Book of Science Fiction (1985)
  7. The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Third Annual Collection (1986)
  8. The Year’s Best Fantasy: First Annual Collection (1988)
  9. Demons & Dreams: The Best Fantasy and Horror 1 (1988)
  10. The Seventh Omni Book of Science Fiction (1989)
  11. Foundations of Fear (1992)
  12. Legends II: Dragon, Sword, and King (1998)
  13. Shadow Twin (2005)
  14. Songs of the Dying Earth: Stories in Honour of Jack Vance (2009)
  15. Warriors (2010)
  16. Songs of Love and Death (2010)
  17. Down These Strange Streets (2011)
  18. The Mammoth Book of Angels and Demons (2011)
  19. The Eighth Science Fiction Megapack (2013)
  20. Future Games (2013)
  21. Super Stories of Heroes and Villains (2013)
  22. Dangerous Women (2013)
  23. Old Mars (2013)
  24. Rogues (2014)
  25. Old Venus (2015)

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George R.R. Martin Books Overview

A Game of Thrones

A NEW ORIGINAL SERIES, COMING SOON FROM HBO. Here is the first volume in George R. R. Martin’s magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords. As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill these pages and transport us to a world unlike any we have ever experienced. Already hailed as a classic, George R. R. Martin s stunning series is destined to stand as one of the great achievements of imaginative fiction. A Game of Thrones Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom s protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens. Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne; and a determined woman undertakes the most treacherous of journeys. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Clash of Kings

George R. R. Martin, a writer of unsurpassed vision, power, and imagination, has created a landmark of fantasy fiction. In his widely acclaimed A Game of Thrones, he introduced us to an extraordinary world of wonder, intrigue, and adventure. Now, in the eagerly awaited second volume in this epic saga, he once again proves himself a master myth maker, setting a standard against which all other fantasy novels will be measured for years to come. Time is out of joint. The summer of peace and plenty, ten years long, is drawing to a close, and the harsh, chill winter approaches like an angry beast. Two great leaders Lord Eddard Stark and Robert Baratheon who held sway over an age of enforced peace are dead…
victims of royal treachery. Now, from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns, as pretenders to the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms prepare to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war. As a prophecy of doom cuts across the sky a comet the color of blood and flame six factions struggle for control of a divided land. Eddard’s son Robb has declared himself King in the North. In the south, Joffrey, the heir apparent, rules in name only, victim of the scheming courtiers who teem over King’s Landing. Robert’s two brothers each seek their own dominion, while a disfavored house turns once more to conquest. And a continent away, an exiled queen, the Mother of Dragons, risks everything to lead her precious brood across a hard hot desert to win back the crown that is rightfully hers.A Clash of Kings transports us into a magnificent, forgotten land of revelry and revenge, wizardry and warfare. It is a tale in which maidens cavort with madmen, brother plots against brother, and the dead rise to walk in the night. Here a princess masquerades as an orphan boy; a knight of the mind prepares a poison for a treacherous sorceress; and wild men descend from the Mountains of the Moon to ravage the countryside. Against a backdrop of incest and fratricide, alchemy and murder, the price of glory may be measured in blood. And the spoils of victory may just go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel…
and the coldest hearts. For when rulers clash, all of the land feels the tremors. Audacious, inventive, brilliantly imagined, A Clash of Kings is a novel of dazzling beauty and boundless enchantment a tale of pure excitement you will never forget. From the Hardcover edition.

A Storm of Swords

GAME OF THRONES: A NEW ORIGINAL SERIES, NOW ON HBO. Rarely has there been a tale as gripping, or one as likely to seize the minds and hearts of a generation, as George R. R. Martin’s epic high fantasy series. In A Game of Thrones, an ancient kingdom was torn by the ambitions of ruthless men and women; in A Clash of Kings, war, sorcery, and madness swept over the kingdom like a voracious beast of prey. Now, as the brutal struggle for power nears its tumultuous climax, the battered and divided kingdom faces its most terrifying invasion one that is being spearheaded from beyond the grave…
.A Storm of SwordsOf the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage as violently as ever, as alliances are made and broken. Joffrey, of House Lannister, sits on the Iron Throne, the uneasy ruler of the land of the Seven Kingdoms. His most bitter rival, Lord Stannis, stands defeated and disgraced, the victim of the jealous sorceress who holds him in her evil thrall. But young Robb, of House Stark, still rules the North from the fortress of Riverrun. Robb plots against his despised Lannister enemies, even as they hold his sister hostage at King’s Landing, the seat of the Iron Throne. Meanwhile, making her way across a blood drenched continent is the exiled queen, Daenerys, mistress of the only three dragons still left in the world. Filled with the stench of death and decay from the destructive dynastic war, Daenerys is gathering allies and strength for an assault on King’s Landing, hoping to win back the crown she believes is rightfully hers. But as opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings bent on overwhelming the Seven Kingdoms arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. And as the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest in the quest for victory until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords…
. Brilliantly conceived and grand in scope, A Storm of Swords is the incredible tale of a world of harsh beauty and powerful magic, torn by treachery, ravaged by brutality, and consumed by greed and ambition. It portrays a war torn landscape in which nobles and commoners, heroes and villains, the freeborn and the enslaved, all struggle to survive and to find their destinies…
along with the dazzling bounty and wondrous enchantment that was once their birthright in the Seven Kingdoms.

A Feast for Crows

GAME OF THRONES: A NEW ORIGINAL SERIES, COMING SOON FROM HBO. Few books have captivated the imagination and won the devotion and praise of readers and critics everywhere as has George R. R. Martin’s monumental epic cycle of high fantasy that began with A Game of Thrones. Now, in A Feast for Crows, Martin delivers the long awaited fourth book of his landmark series, as a kingdom torn asunder finds itself at last on the brink of peace…
only to be launched on an even more terrifying course of destruction. A Feast for Crows It seems too good to be true. After centuries of bitter strife and fatal treachery, the seven powers dividing the land have decimated one another into an uneasy truce. Or so it appears…
. With the death of the monstrous King Joffrey, Cersei is ruling as regent in King s Landing. Robb Stark s demise has broken the back of the Northern rebels, and his siblings are scattered throughout the kingdom like seeds on barren soil. Few legitimate claims to the once desperately sought Iron Throne still exist or they are held in hands too weak or too distant to wield them effectively. The war, which raged out of control for so long, has burned itself out. But as in the aftermath of any climactic struggle, it is not long before the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters start to gather, picking over the bones of the dead and fighting for the spoils of the soon to be dead. Now in the Seven Kingdoms, as the human crows assemble over a banquet of ashes, daring new plots and dangerous new alliances are formed, while surprising faces some familiar, others only just appearing are seen emerging from an ominous twilight of past struggles and chaos to take up the challenges ahead. It is a time when the wise and the ambitious, the deceitful and the strong will acquire the skills, the power, and the magic to survive the stark and terrible times that lie before them. It is a time for nobles and commoners, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and sages to come together and stake their fortunes…
and their lives. For at A Feast for Crows, many are the guests but only a few are the survivors.

A Dance with Dragons

In the aftermath of a colossal battle, the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance once again beset by newly emerging threats from every direction. In the east, Daenerys Targaryen, the last scion of House Targaryen, rules with her three dragons as queen of a city built on dust and death. But Daenerys has three times three thousand enemies, and many have set out to find her. Yet, as they gather, one young man embarks upon his own quest for the queen, with an entirely different goal in mind. To the north lies the mammoth Wall of ice and stone a structure only as strong as those guarding it. There, Jon Snow, 998th Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, will face his greatest challenge yet. For he has powerful foes not only within the Watch but also beyond, in the land of the creatures of ice. And from all corners, bitter conflicts soon reignite, intimate betrayals are perpetrated, and a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skinchangers, nobles and slaves, will face seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Some will fail, others will grow in the strength of darkness. But in a time of rising restlessness, the tides of destiny and politics will lead inevitably to the greatest dance of all…
. Dubbed ‘the American Tolkien’ by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the 1 New York Times bestselling author delivers the fifth book in his spellbinding landmark series as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire. Show More Show Less

A Game of Thrones, Volume 1

You ve read the books. You ve watched the hit series on HBO. Now acclaimed novelist Daniel Abraham and illustrator Tommy Patterson bring George R. R. Martin’s epic fantasy masterwork A Game of Thrones to majestic new life in the pages of this full color graphic novel. Comprised of the initial six issues of the graphic series, this is the first volume in what is sure to be one of the most coveted collaborations of the year. Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far off King s Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert s name. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season. Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances. Now Robert is riding north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the lovely but cold Cersei, his son, the cruel, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen s brothers Jamie and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister the first a swordsman without equal, the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind. All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms. Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Prince Viserys, heir of the fallen House Targaryen, which once ruled all of Westeros, schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him: his beautiful yet innocent sister, Daenerys.

The Art of George R.R. Martin’s a Song of Ice and Fire

Some of the greatest talents in fantastic art invite you to explore the lands of Westerors and beyond as never before. From the frozen wilderness beyond the Wall to sun kissed Dorne, and from the rugged and brutal Iron Islands to the exotic East, the breathtaking sights and memorable characters of George R. R. Martin’s best selling fantasy series are brought to life in this unique compilation. March to the Wall with Jon Snow and the Sworn Brothers of the Night s Watch, and confront the terrible might of the wildling hordes and the bone chilling horror of the Others. Follow Robb Stark s desperate campaign in the North, from the snow shrouded Whispering Wood to the green banks of the Trident. Stand with Eddard Stark in the Small Council, and be drawn into the webs of intrigue and deceit spun by Varys the Spider and Cersei Lannister in King s Landing. Ride with Daenarys Targaryen in her great khalasar, as she begins her crusade against the Free Cities across the Narrow Sea. The Art of George R. R. Martin s A Song of Ice and Fire features lavish and lovingly crafted illustrations by renowned fantasy artists such as Jim Burns, John Howe, Ted Nasmith, Steve Stone, Charles Vess, Stephen Youll, and many more. The unforgettable images in this volume are drawn from book covers and special editions, comic books, board and card games, concept art, and fan art personally selected by George Martin from the thousands of illustrations that have been inspired by his work. The Art of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire is hardcover, with 192 gorgeous, glossy pages and full color artwork.

The Art of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice & Fire, Volume Two

Visit the Great Houses of the Seven Kingdoms with The Art of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice & Fire, Volume 2! This new volume contains some of the most stunning artwork taken from the various Fantasy Flight Games products related to George R.R. Martin’s best selling A Song of Ice & Fire book series. Featuring imagery from Houses great and small, this collection guides readers through the history of the Seven Kingdom while also providing background on the various groups that play a role the game of thrones. With nearly 200 pages of scenes, characters, and locations from George R.R. Martin’s best selling A Song of Ice & Fire novels, this new volume of The Art of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice & Fire is a great guide for any aspiring hedge knight.

Wild Cards

On September 15, 1946, a biological weapon created by an alien race was accidentally detonated above the streets of New York City, killing countless numbers of men, women, and children. But those who survived the initial explosion soon began to wish they had died also, once they discovered they had been forever mutated by the virus unleashed in the blast…
. When the first volume in the Wild Cards series made its debut in 1986, it caused a sensation in the science fiction and fantasy communities. Here were stories of superpowered beings in a real world setting, detailing the lives of Aces ?those given superhuman powers by the Wild Cards virus?and Jokers ?those whom the virus transformed into freaks and monsters. Over the course of fifteen volumes, the world created by editor George R.R. Martin and some of SF’s most talented writers was explored through the eyes of both Aces and Jokers across the globe. In this all new collection of Wild Cards stories, the spotlight is on the most unusual Wild Cards of them all?the Deuces. As you ll discover in this thrilling collection, their role in the Wild Cards Universe is just as important as that of the Aces and the Jokers. In fact, their actions have affected the course of Wild Cards history. Set in an alternate, shared world universe, Deuces Down is the one place you ll find such never before told tales as John J. Miller s exciting 1969 World Series between the Baltimore Orioles and the Brooklyn Dodgers; Michael Cassutt s first moon landing, when the whole world wasn t watching; Walton Simons Great New York City Blackout of 1977; Melinda M. Snodgrass s account of Grace Kelly s mysterious disappearance during the filming of The French Lieutenant s Woman. It s a strange and terrifying world, where anything can happen. A world of Wild Cards.

Aces High

30 years later, the victims of the gene altering ‘Wild Cards’ virus face a new nightmare. From the far reaches of space comes The Swarm, a deadly menace that could very will destroy the planet. Aces and Jokers must form an uneasy alliance and prepare for a battle they must not lose. When a group of SF’s most imaginative writers discovered they shared a secret love of the larger than life heroes of the four colour comics and Saturday matinee serials, they gave each other a challenge: What would our world be like if these superhuman heroes and villains had been real flesh and blood men and women who lived through this century’s most turbulent history? In WILD CARDS 2, the year is 1970. The place is New York City, home of Aces High, the glamourous lounge atop the Empire State Building, and Jokertown, the squalid residence of the city’s underclass. The victims of the Wild Card Virus are no longer new and strange, but neither are they accepted by a world that still fears them. But as the ’80s dawn, all eyes are drwn to the skies, and the Wild Cards may be the planet’s only hope, as an abomination called the Swarm arrives to threaten Earth.

Jokers Wild

The streets of New York have erupted in celebration of Wild Card Day the annual event held every September 15th to remember the dead and cherish the living. It is a day for fireworks and street fairs and parades, for political rallies and memorial banquets, for drinking and fighting in the alleys. With each passing year, the festivities become larger and more fevered. And this year 1986, the fortieth anniversary promises to be the biggest and best Wild Card Day ever. The media and tourists have discovered the celebration, and taverns and restaurants expect record setting business. But lurking in the background is a twisted genius who cares nothing for fun and festivity. The Astronomer has only one concern: destruction…

Aces Abroad

Wild Cards is a science fiction and superhero anthology series set in a shared universe. The series was created by a group of New Mexico science fiction authors, and mostly edited by George R. R. Martin. While most of the books are made up of individual short stories, they generally focus on a central theme or event. There were also several longer storylines which run through several of the books. Some volumes use the format of a mosaic novel. This involved several writers writing individual story lines which were then edited together into one novel length story. Finally, some volumes are a complete novel written by a single author. Wild Cards was inspired by superhero comics, and many of the authors play with the conventions of the medium, while some characters are based on existing heroes for example, Jetboy was modeled on the Hillman Periodicals’ character Airboy. Many of the original authors were also inspired by a long running Albuquerque, New Mexico campaign of the role playing game Superworld, gamemastered by George R. R. Martin, and many modeled their characters on their in game persona. There are certain broad classes of characters in the Wild Cards universe of superhero novels started by George R. R. Martin. Aces: To be classified as an Ace, the person must still be basically human in appearance and generally be able to ‘pass’ in society as normal people as opposed to the physical mutations affecting those known as Jokers, resulting in various physical deformities or debilitating conditions. Certain individuals with both powers and physical alterations are still considered Aces, such as the celebrity Ace known as Peregrine, who despite having a pair of feathered wings growing from her shoulder blades is otherwise physically attractive in appearance.

Down and Dirty

WILD CARDS V: Down and Dirty George R.R. Martin, ed. The fifth volume in the Wild Cards alternate universe saga is set in the New York City of 1986. The simmering streets of Jokertown have erupted, as gang war breaks out between ruthless rivals: the Shadow Fists and the Mafia. As the violence rages out of control, even the metahuman Aces and Jokers alike are forced to go underground and wage their own war against the powers of the netherworld! The fifth volume of the reissued ‘shared world’ superhero series created by current New York Times bestselling author George R.R. Martin. First trade paperback edition! Features stories by ROGER ZELAZNY, MELINDA M. SNODGRASS, GEORGE R.R. MARTIN, and ARTHUR BYRON COVER. Cover art by internationally acclaimed artist BRIAN BOLLAND.

Ace in the Hole

Continuing the best sage alternate universe series edited by George R.R. Martin, the sixth volume in the Wild Cards saga is set in Atlanta of 1988. Terror stalks the halls of the Omni convention center. For a fanatical religious leader has vowed to crush the rights of all Wild Cards, and a hidden Ace wields a terrifying power to determine the outcome of the convention. Against this backdrop of passion and intrigue, a handful of Aces and Jokers struggle for control of a nation. Features stories by Walton Simons, Victor Milan, Melinda M. Snodgrass, Stephen Leigh, and Walter Jon Williams.

Double Solitaire

Fleeing the battle between the Jokers, Aces, and Nats, Blaise heads for the planet Takis in the body of Dr. Tachyon, leaving Tach trapped in the pregnant body of a teenage runaway.

Dealer’s Choice

As the final battle between the Nats and Bloat rages on Ellis Island, the Turtle throws in the towel, Modular Man switches sides, Reflector faces defeat, and assassins reach Bloat’s chamber.

Turn of the Cards (With: Victor Milán)

Pursued by the CIA, the DEA, and the Wild Card mistress of the winds, Mistral, renegade biochemist Mark Meadows uses the three personalities buried in his psyche in order to outwit his pursuers.

Busted Flush

In 1946, an alien virus that rewrites human DNA was accidentally unleashed in the skies over New York City. It killed ninety percent of those it infected. Nine percent survived to mutate into tragically deformed creatures. And one percent gained superpowers. The Wild Cards shared universe series, created and edited since 1987 by New York Times 1 bestseller George R. R. Martin ‘The American Tolkien’ Time magazine along with Melinda Snodgrass, is the tale of the history of the world since then and of the heroes among the one percent.

Now a new generation of heroes has taken its place on the world stage, its members crucial players in international events. At the United Nations, veteran ace John Fortune has assembled a team of young aces known as the Committee, to assist at trouble spots around the world including a genocidal was in the Niger Delta, an invasion of zombies in hurricane ravaged New Orleans, and a freak nuclear explosion in a small Texas town.

Inside Straight

In 1946, an alien virus that rewrites human DNA was accidentally unleashed in the skies over New York City. It killed ninety percent of those it infected. Nine percent of those who survived mutated into tragically deformed creatures. And one percent gained superpowers. The Wild Cards shared universe series, created and edited since 1987 by New York Times 1 bestseller George R. R. Martin along with Melinda Snodgrass, is the tale of the history of the world since then and of the heroes among that one percent. Originally begun in 1986, long before George R. R. Martin became a household name among fantasy readers ‘The American Tolkien’ Time magazine, the Wild Cards series earned a reputation among connoisseurs for its smart reimagining of the superhero idea. Now, with Inside Straight, the Wild Cards continuity jumps forward to a new generation of major characters, entirely accessible to Martin’s hundreds of thousands of new readers, with all original stories by Martin himself, along with Daniel Abraham, Michael Cassutt, and Stephen Leigh, among others.

Suicide Kings

From the 1 New York Times bestseller, the third of a new generation of Wild Cards tales In 1946, an alien virus that rewrites human DNA was accidentally unleashed in the skies over New York City. It killed ninety percent of those it infected. Nine percent survived to mutate into tragically deformed creatures. And one percent gained superpowers. The Wild Cards shared universe series, created and edited since 1987 by New York Times 1 bestseller George R. R. Martin The American Tolkien Time magazine along with Melinda Snodgrass, is the tale of the history of the world since then and of the heroes among the one percent. Ranging from New York and New England to ravaged Africa and New Orleans, encompassing war, devastation, and stubborn hope, Suicide Kings advances the story of the Wild Cards, and their struggle to be fully human in a world that fears and mistrusts them.

Fort Freak

In 1946, an alien virus that rewrites human DNA was accidentally unleashed in the skies over New York City. It killed ninety percent of those it infected. Nine percent survived, mutated into tragically deformed creatures. And one percent gained superpowers. The Wild Cards shared universe series, created and edited by New York Times 1 bestseller George R. R. Martin called the American Tolkien by Time, is the tale of the history of the world since then and of the heroes among the one percent. Now, in the latest Wild Cards mosaic novel, we get to know the hardbitten world of Manhattan’s Fifth Precinct or Fort Freak, as cops and malefactors alike call the cop shop where every other desk sergeant, detective, and patrol officer is more than human. Featuring original work by writers such as Cherie Priest, author of the bestselling Boneshaker; Paul Cornell, Hugo nominated comic book and Doctor Who writer; David Anthony Durham, winner of 2009 s John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer; and many others, Fort Freak is one of the strongest offerings yet in the ongoing Wild Cards project.

Starlady and Fast-Friend

Two novelettes by the award winning author of A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, bound like the Ace Doubles of yesterday.

Dying of the Light

A whisperjewel summoned him to Worlorn, and a love he thought he d lost. But Worlorn isn t the world Dirk t Larien imagined, and Gwen Delvano is no longer the woman he once knew. She is bound to another man, and to a dying planet that is trapped in twilight, forever falling toward night. Amid this bleak landscape is a violent clash of cultures in which there is no code of honor and the hunter and the hunted are often interchangeable.

Caught up in a dangerous triangle, Gwen is in need of Dirk’s protection, and he will do anything to keep her safe, even if it means challenging the barbaric man who has claimed her and his cunning cohort. But an impenetrable veil of secrecy surrounds them all, and it s becoming impossible for Dirk to distinguish between his allies and his enemies. While each will fight to stay alive, one is waiting for escape, one for revenge, and another for a brutal, untimely demise.

Windhaven

George R. R. Martin has thrilled a generation of readers with his epic works of the imagination, most recently the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling saga told in the novels A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, and A Storm of Swords. Lisa Tuttle has won acclaim from fans of science fiction, horror, and fantasy alike most recently for her haunting novel The Pillow Friend. Now together they gift readers with this classic tale of a brilliantly rendered world of ironbound tradition, where a rebellious soul seeks to prove the power of a dream. The planet of Windhaven was not originally a home to humans, but it became one following the crash of a colony starship. It is a world of small islands, harsh weather, and monster infested seas. Communication among the scattered settlements was virtually impossible until the discovery that, thanks to light gravity and a dense atmosphere, humans were able to fly with the aid of metal wings made of bits of the cannibalized spaceship. Many generations later, among the scattered islands that make up the water world of Windhaven, no one holds more prestige than the silver winged flyers, who bring news, gossip, songs, and stories. They are romantic figures crossing treacherous oceans, braving shifting winds and sudden storms that could easily dash them from the sky to instant death. They are also members of an increasingly elite caste, for the wings always in limited quantity are growing gradually rarer as their bearers perish. With such elitism comes arrogance and a rigid adherence to hidebound tradition. And for the flyers, allowing just anyone to join their cadre is an idea that borders on heresy. Wings are meant only for the offspring of flyers now the new nobility of Windhaven. Except that sometimes life is not quite so neat. Maris of Amberly, a fisherman’s daughter, was raised by a flyer and wants nothing more than to soar on the currents high above Windhaven. By tradition, however, the wings must go to her stepbrother, Coll, the flyer’s legitimate son. But Coll wants only to be a singer, traveling the world by sea. So Maris challenges tradition, demanding that flyers be chosen on the basis of merit rather than inheritance. And when she wins that bitter battle, she discovers that her troubles are only beginning. For not all flyers are willing to accept the world’s new structure, and as Maris battles to teach those who yearn to fly, she finds herself likewise fighting to preserve the integrity of a society she so longed to join not to mention the very fabric that holds her culture together.

Fevre Dream

When struggling riverboat captain Abner Marsh receives an offer of partnership from a wealthy aristocrat, he suspects something’s amiss. But when he meets the hauntingly pale, steely eyed Joshua York, he is certain. For York doesn t care that the icy winter of 1857 has wiped out all but one of Marsh s dilapidated fleet. Nor does he care that he won t earn back his investment in a decade. York has his own reasons for wanting to traverse the powerful Mississippi. And they are to be none of Marsh s concern no matter how bizarre, arbitrary, or capricious his actions may prove. Marsh meant to turn down York s offer. It was too full of secrets that spelled danger. But the promise of both gold and a grand new boat that could make history crushed his resolve coupled with the terrible force of York s mesmerizing gaze. Not until the maiden voyage of his new sidewheeler Fevre Dream would Marsh realize he had joined a mission both more sinister, and perhaps more noble, than his most fantastic nightmare…
and mankind s most impossible dream. Here is the spellbinding tale of a vampire s quest to unite his race with humanity, of a garrulous riverman s dream of immortality, and of the undying legends of the steamboat era and a majestic, ancient river.

The Armageddon Rag

Onetime underground journalist Sandy Blair has traveled far from his radical roots in the 60s until the bizarre and brutal murder of a millionaire rock promoter draws him back. As Sandy sets out to investigate the crime, he finds himself on a magical mystery tour of the pent up passions of his generation. For a new messiah has resurrected the once legendary rock band Nazg l but with an apocalyptic new beat that is a requiem of demonism, mind control, and death only Sandy may be able to change in time…
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Tuf Voyaging

From the multiple award winning, best selling author of The Song of Ice and Fire series: Haviland Tuf is an honest space trader who likes cats. So how is it that, in competition with the worst villains the universe has to offer, he’s become the proud owner of the last seedship of Earth’s legendary Ecological Engineering Corps? Never mind, just be thankful that the most powerful weapon in human space is in good hands hands which now control cellular material for thousands of outlandish creatures. With his unique equipment, Tuf is set to tackle the problems human settlers have created in colonizing far flung worlds: hosts of hostile monsters, a population hooked on procreation, a dictator who unleashes plagues to get his own way…
and in every case the only thing that stands between the colonists and disaster is Tuf’s ingenuity and his reputation as an honest dealer in a universe of rogues…
Tuf Voyaging interior illustrations by Janet Aulisio. Included will be her original eight illustrations, along with 28 newly commissioned ones.

Hunter’s Run (With: Daniel Abraham)

Running from poverty and hopelessness, Ram n Espejo boarded one of the great starships of the mysterious, repulsive Enye. But the new life he found on the far off planet of S o Paulo was no better than the one he abandoned. Then one night his rage and too much alcohol get the better of him. Deadly violence ensues, forcing Ram n to flee into the wilderness. Mercifully, almost happily alone far from the loud, bustling hive of humanity that he detests with sociopathic fervor the luckless prospector is finally free to search for the one rich strike that could make him wealthy. But what he stumbles upon instead is an advanced alien race in hiding: desperate fugitives, like him, on a world not their own. Suddenly in possession of a powerful, dangerous secret and caught up in an extraordinary manhunt on a hostile, unpredictable planet, Ram n must first escape…
and then, somehow, survive. And his deadliest enemy is himself.

The Ice Dragon

The Ice Dragon was a creature of legend and fear, for no man had ever tamed one. When it flew overhead, it left in its wake desolate cold and frozen land. But Adara was not afraid. For Adara was a winter child, born during the worst freeze that anyone, even the Old Ones, could remember. Adara could not remember the first time she had seen The Ice Dragon. It seemed that it had always been in her life, glimpsed from afar as she played in the frigid snow long after the other children had fled the cold. In her fourth year she touched it, and in her fifth year she rode upon its broad, chilled back for the first time. Then, in her seventh year, on a calm summer day, fiery dragons from the North swooped down upon the peaceful farm that was Adara’s home. And only a winter child and The Ice Dragon who loved her could save her world from utter destruction. The Ice Dragon marks the highly anticipated children’s book debut of George R.R. Martin, the award winning author of the New York Times best selling series A Song of Ice and Fire and is set in the same world. Illustrated with lush, exquisitely detailed pencil drawings by acclaimed artist Yvonne Gilbert, The Ice Dragon is an unforgettable tale of courage, love, and sacrifice by one of the most honored fantasists of all time.

A Song for Lya

Two telepaths investigate the newly discovered world of Shkea, where every native inhabitant, and an increasing number of human colonists, worships a mysterious and deadly parasite. Winner of the 1975 Hugo Award for Best Novella.

Sandkings

When Simon Kress returned to his home planet of Baldur from an offworld business trip, he was amused to find that his tank of Earth piranhas had cannibalized themselves into extinction, and of the two exotic animals that roamed his estate, only one remained. Now, in search of some new pets to satisfy his cruel pursuit of amusement, Simon finds a new shop in the city where he is intrigued by a new lifeform he has never heard of before…
a collection of multi colored Sandkings. The curator explains that the insect like animals, no larger than Simon’s fingernails, are not insects, but animals with a highly evolved hive intelligence capable of staging wars between the different colors, and even religion in the form of worship of their owner. The curator’s warning to Simon about the regularity of their feeding, unfortunately, was not taken seriously…
. ‘Outer Limits’ Episode Hugo Award Winner, Locus Poll Award Winner, Nebula AwardR Winner

Portraits of His Children

A collection of short science fiction tales by the Hugo and Nebula Award winner features a tale of an author who is visited by the characters from his novel and a little girl whose best friend is a dragon made of ice.

Quartet

This trade paperback reprint of the Boskone 38 Book contains a sampling of Bokone 38 Guest of Honor, George R.R. Martin: three stories and one teleplay. Introduction by Melisssa Snodgrass. Dustjacket art by Charles Vess.

Sandkings

When Simon Kress returned to his home planet of Baldur from an offworld business trip, he was amused to find that his tank of Earth piranhas had cannibalized themselves into extinction, and of the two exotic animals that roamed his estate, only one remained. Now, in search of some new pets to satisfy his cruel pursuit of amusement, Simon finds a new shop in the city where he is intrigued by a new lifeform he has never heard of before…
a collection of multi colored Sandkings. The curator explains that the insect like animals, no larger than Simon’s fingernails, are not insects, but animals with a highly evolved hive intelligence capable of staging wars between the different colors, and even religion in the form of worship of their owner. The curator’s warning to Simon about the regularity of their feeding, unfortunately, was not taken seriously…
. ‘Outer Limits’ Episode Hugo Award Winner, Locus Poll Award Winner, Nebula AwardR Winner

The Hedge Knight

A century before the events of New York Times best selling author George R. R. Martin’s epic series, A Song of Ice and Fire, a squire named Dunk picks up the sword and shield of his dead master and enters a tournament to begin his career as a knight. But ‘Ser Duncan’ has much to learn about this world of knights and nobles, and as he attempts to find a sponsor who will allow him to enter the tournament, he makes friends and enemies readily. Dunk is a capable fighter and has a strong sense of honor, but is that enough for him to become a true knight in the eyes of the others, or is he just a young man living a delusion and putting those he knows in grave danger?

The Hedge Knight II: Sworn Sword

Adapting New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin’s The Sworn Sword! The long awaited sequel to The Hedge Knight tells the story of the adventures of Ser Duncan and his squire one year after their initial meeting at the tournament in Ashford. After traveling the land in search of the puppeteer girl Tanselle, Dunk and Egg find themselves in the charge of Ser Eustace, an aged knight who has accepted Dunk as his sworn sword. But Ser Eustace has another knight in his service who is nothing but trouble, and he will make Dunk’s life far more difficult when he rashly attacks a peasant and causes grief to a local noble, the Lady Rohanne Webber! But the Lady Rohanne has problems of her own and she knows the truth about Ser Eustace and the side he took in the battle of Redgrass Field. Collects Hedge Knight II: Sworn Sword 1 6.

George R.R. Martin’s Wild Cards (By:Daniel Abraham)

In 1946, an alien virus is accidentally unleashed that changes the world forever. Most of those infected die horribly, said to have drawn the Black Queen as their fated card. Ninety percent of those who survive mutate into Jokers deformed, broken, hated, and feared. But a handful are lucky enough to become Aces, gaining superpowers that allow them to achieve almost anything the mind can conceive both in dreams and in nightmares. Sixty years later, an Ace named Croyd Crenson, better known as the Sleeper, is framed for the murder of a young nurse in New York City’s Jokertown. As Crenson investigates the killing to clear his name, he has to fight to stay awake, or else his unusual ability will change him into something else entirely. Meanwhile, a group of teenagers in Whiteoak, Colorado, accidentally activate the dormant wild card virus, wiping out nearly the entire town. As the teens are sent to the Jokertown clinic, they discover that not all Jokers are bad and not all Aces are good. Set in the world of the novels edited by George R. R. Martin and featuring a brand new set of characters, as well as appearances from many old favorites, Wild Cards: The Hard Call is an original story written specifically for comics that will enchant new readers and old fans alike.

The Hard Call (With: Daniel Abraham)

In 1946, an alien virus is accidentally unleashed that changes the world forever. Most of those infected die horribly, said to have drawn the Black Queen as their fated card. Ninety percent of those who survive mutate into Jokers deformed, broken, hated, and feared. But a handful are lucky enough to become Aces, gaining superpowers that allow them to achieve almost anything the mind can conceive both in dreams and in nightmares. Sixty years later, an Ace named Croyd Crenson, better known as the Sleeper, is framed for the murder of a young nurse in New York City’s Jokertown. As Crenson investigates the killing to clear his name, he has to fight to stay awake, or else his unusual ability will change him into something else entirely. Meanwhile, a group of teenagers in Whiteoak, Colorado, accidentally activate the dormant wild card virus, wiping out nearly the entire town. As the teens are sent to the Jokertown clinic, they discover that not all Jokers are bad and not all Aces are good. Set in the world of the novels edited by George R. R. Martin and featuring a brand new set of characters, as well as appearances from many old favorites, Wild Cards: The Hard Call is an original story written specifically for comics that will enchant new readers and old fans alike.

Dreamsongs, Volume I

Dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine, 1 New York Times bestselling author George R.R. Martin is a giant in the field of fantasy literature and one of the most exciting storytellers of our time. Now he delivers a rare treat for readers: a compendium of his shorter works, collected into two stunning volumes, that offer fascinating insight into his journey from young writer to award winning master. Gathered here, in Volume I, are the very best of George R.R. Martin’s early works, including never before published fan pieces, his Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker Award winning stories plus the original novella The Ice Dragon, from which Martin s New York Times bestselling children s book of the same title originated. A dazzling array that features extensive author commentary, Dreamsongs, Volume I, is the perfect collection for both Martin devotees and a new generation of fans. From the Hardcover edition.

Dreamsongs, Volume II

Dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine, 1 New York Times bestselling author George R.R. Martin is a giant in the field of fantasy literature and one of the most exciting storytellers of our time. Now he delivers a rare treat for readers: a compendium of his shorter works, all collected into two stunning volumes, that offer fascinating insight into his journey from young writer to award winning master. Whether writing about werewolves, wizards, or outer space, George R.R. Martin is renowned for his versatility and expansive talent, highlighted in this dazzling collection. Included here, in Volume II, are acclaimed stories such as the World Fantasy Award winner The Skin Trade, as well as the first novella in the Ice and Fire universe, The Hedge Knight, plus two never before published screenplays. Featuring extensive author commentary, Dreamsongs, Volume II; is an invaluable chronicle of a writer at the height of his creativity and an unforgettable reading experience for fans old and new. From the Hardcover edition.

The Skin Trade

Douglas E. Winter presents a collection of all new, tantalizingly terrifying stories by masters of horror. Features the work of Stephen King, Dan Simmons and George R.R. Martin. ‘Strong stuff, with good shudder potential…
A success…
You’ll want to read this one!’ Locus. Published in hardcover as Night Visions 5. Occult/Horror Ctn Qty/50.

Night Visions 10

Nearly twenty years ago, the legendary Night Visions series was conceived by Dark Harvest Press as a showcase for the outstanding short fiction being produced today by the best of the established authors and the most talented of the new writers in the fields of horror and dark fantasy. Now, from the grave, Night Visions returns with original novellas by Jack Ketchum and John Shirley, and five new stories by David B. Silva…
A nightmare creature, buried by children, returns to claim them as adults. A woman’s flat tire turns into a memorable stretch of bad luck as she becomes a passenger in a car bound for Hell. A man spends his life trying to forget the misdeeds of his past. A small group of teenagers must overcome an ancient evil. Experience the return of terror in Night Visions 10, edited by World Fantasy award winner Richard Chizmar.

Card Sharks

Someone is trying to wipe out the jokers those shadowy behind the scenes global players and they must fight back before they are completely destroyed.

Marked Cards

Hannah Davis and her group of heroes race to expose the Card Sharks, an evil conspiracy whose ultimate goal is the wholesale destruction of those afflicted with the Wild Cards virus.

Black Trump

Exposed by a reporter and her joker sidekick, the Cardshark Conspiracy plots to unleash the Black Trump, a biological weapon that destroys anyone with a wild card genetic structure, and time is running out for ace Mark Meadows.

The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Third Annual Collection

Third in series, winner of the 1987 Locus Poll Award, Best Anthology. Contents include Introduction: Summation: 1985, essay by Gardner Dozois; The Jaguar Hunter, by Lucius Shepard nominated, 1985 Nebula Award, 1985 World Fantasy Award; Dogfight, by Michael Swanwick and William Gibson nominated, 1985 Nebula Award, 1986 Hugo Award; Fermi and Frost, by Frederik Pohl winner, 1986 Hugo Award; Green Days in Brunei, by Bruce Sterling nominated, 1985 Nebula Award; Snow, by John Crowley nominated, 1985 Nebula Award, 1986 Hugo Award; The Fringe, by Orson Scott Card nominated, 1985 Nebula Award, 1986 Hugo Award; The Lake Was Full of Artificial Things, by Karen Joy Fowler; Sailing to Byzantium, by Robert Silverberg winner, 1985 Nebula Award; nominated, 1986 Hugo Award; Solstice, by James Patrick Kelly; Duke Pasquale’s Ring, novella by Avram Davidson; More Than the Sum of His Parts, by Joe Haldeman nominated, 1985 Nebula Award; Out of All Them Bright Stars, by Nancy Kress Winner, 1985 Nebula Award; Side Effects, by Walter Jon Williams; The Only Neat Thing to Do, by James Tiptree, Jr. nominated, 1985 Nebula Award, 1986 Hugo Award; winner, 1986 Locus Poll Award; Dinner in Audoghast, by Bruce Sterling nominated, 1986 Hugo Award; Under Siege, by George R. R. Martin 1986 Locus Poll Award, 6th Place; Flying Saucer Rock & Roll, by Howard Waldrop nominated, 1985 Nebula Award, 1986 Hugo Award; A Spanish Lesson, by Lucius Shepard Locus Poll Award, 11th Place; Roadside Rescue, by Pat Cadigan; Paper Dragons, by James P. Blaylock winner, 1986 World Fantasy Award; nominated, 1985 Nebula Award; Magazine Section, by R. A. Lafferty; The War at Home, by Lewis Shiner 1986 Locus Poll Award, 21st Place; Rockabye Baby, by S. C. Sykes nominated, 1985 Nebula Award; Green Mars, by Kim Stanley Robinson nominated, 1985 Nebula Award, 1986 Hugo Award.

The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Fourteenth Annual Collection

Join twenty eight of today’s finest writers for a host of imaginative tours through worlds as fabulous as the farthest galaxy and as strange as life on earth can be. Among the talented story tellers in this volume are: Stephen Baxter, James P. Blaylock, Tony Daniel, Gregory Feeley, Gwyneth Jones, Jonathan Lethem, Robert Reed, Michael Sanwick, Cherry Wilder, Walter Jon Williams, Gene Wolfe, Steven Utley, and many more of tomorrow’s leading imaginations. Gardener Dozois’s summary of the year in science fiction and a long list of honorable mentions round out this volume, making it the one book for anyone who’s interested in SF today.

The Dying Earth / Mazirian the Magician

The stories included in The Dying Earth introduce dozens of seekers of wisdom and beauty, lovely lost women, wizards of every shade of eccentricity with their runic amulets and spells. We meet the melancholy deodands, who feed on human flesh and the twk men, who ride dragonflies and trade information for salt. There are monsters and demons. Each being is morally ambiguous: The evil are charming, the good are dangerous. All are at home in Vance’s lyrically described fantastic landscapes like Embelyon where, The sky was a mesh of vast ripples and cross ripples and these refracted a thousand shafts of colored light, rays which in mid air wove wondrous laces, rainbow nets, in all the jewel hues…
. The dying Earth itself is otherworldly: A dark blue sky, an ancient sun…
. Nothing of Earth was raw or harsh the ground, the trees, the rock ledge protruding from the meadow; all these had been worked upon, smoothed, aged, mellowed. The light from the sun, though dim, was rich and invested every object of the land…
with a sense of lore and ancient recollection. Welcome. The Dying Earth and its sequels comprise one of the most powerful fantasy/science fiction concepts in the history of the genre. They are packed with adventure but also with ideas, and the vision of uncounted human civilizations stacked one atop another like layers in a phyllo pastry thrills even as it induces a sense of awe at…
the fragility and transience of all things, the nobility of humanity s struggle against the certainty of an entropic resolution. Dean Koontz, author of the Odd Thomas novels. He gives you glimpses of entire worlds with just perfectly turned language. If he d been born south of the border, he d be up for a Nobel Prize. Dan Simmons author of The Hyperion Cantos.

Cugel’s Saga / Cugel: The Skybreak Spatterlight

‘Vance sees himself in the tradition of popular fantasy writers, but his classic writing style is also comparagle to Homer’s Odyssey, and Cervante’s Don Quixote. Though the Cugel tales may lack the scope and pathos of the greatest adventure yarns, in the twenty-first century, they may be as close as one gets to the celebration of epic human perseverance.’–editor, Brilliance Audio Cugel’s Saga, published 17 years after Eyes of the Overworld, is the second novel that features the scoundrel and trickster, Cugel. Again, Cugel tests wits with Iucounu and acquires rudimentary powers himself. ‘Cugel the Clever [is a rogue so venal and unscrupulous that that he makes Harry Flashman look like Dudley Do-Right. How could you not love a guy like that?…
. Judging from the number of times that Cugel has come back…
you can’t keep a bad man down.’ -George R.R. Martin, author of A Song of Ice and Fire. ‘Cugel the Clever [is a liar and thief in a doomed world of liars and thieves…
. Probably the least attractive hero it would be possible to find, struggling through a universe like a Hieronymus Bosch painting, a hero only in that nearly everybody else he encounters in that universe is on the make too, and yet the Cugel stories are howlingly funny.’ -Kage Baker, author of Empress of Mars.

The Eyes of the Overworld / Cugel the Clever

The Eyes of the Overworld is the first of Vance’s picaresque novels about the scoundrel Cugel. Here he is sent by a magician he has wronged to a distant unknown country to retrieve magical lenses that reveal the Overworld. Conniving to steal the lenses, he escapes and, goaded by a homesick monster magically attached to his liver, starts to find his way home to Almery. The journey takes him across trackless mountains, wastelands, and seas. Vance s career began when he was in the merchant marine and continued through extended stays in exotic cities. Through cunning and dumb luck, the relentless Cugel survives one catastrophe after another, fighting off bandits, ghosts, and ghouls stealing, lying, and cheating without insight or remorse leaving only wreckage behind. Betrayed and betraying, he joins a cult group on a pilgrimage, crosses the Silver Desert as his comrades die one by one and, escaping the Rat People, obtains a spell that returns him home. There, thanks to incompetence and arrogance he misspeaks the words of a purloined spell and transports himself back to the same dismal place he began his journey.

Rhialto the Marvellous

Rhialto the Marvellous takes up the personal and political conflicts among a conclave of two dozen magicians of Ascolais and Almery in the 21st Aeon. The shocking appearance of the Llorio the Murtha, a powerful female force from an earlier aeon threatens to unbalance nature by ensqualming or feminizing the magicians. This triggers a tremendous struggle for power and the other mages turn against Rhialto. Hoping to reestablish his rightful place, Rhialto travels to other aeons to restore the missing Perciplex which projects the Mostrament, the constitution of the association. In his final adventure, Rhialto must, ultimately, travel to the very ends of time and space to confront an old adversary whom he had wronged and must commit further misdeeds to restore order. Out of this welter of exotic politics, values systems, personal eccentricity, and magic, the figure of Rhialto slowly comes into focus and takes on dimension. He is a vain, apparently superficial man, not ashamed to demonstrate his melancholy to enhance his reputation. But he is courteous, patient, and subtle, even kind. He is self aware and introspective as Cugel never could be the wisest and most sympathetic of all of Vance’s wizards.

Songs of the Dying Earth: Stories in Honour of Jack Vance

Thank You, Mr. Vance, by Dean Koontz. 2009 by Dean Koontz. Preface, by Jack Vance. 2009 by Jack Vance. The True Vintage of Erzuine Thale, by Robert Silverberg. 2009 by Agberg, Ltd. Grolion of Almery, by Matthew Hughes. 2009 by Matt Hughes Company Ltd. The Copsy Door, by Terry Dowling. 2009 by Terry Dowling. Caulk the Witch Chaser, by Liz Williams. 2009 by Liz Williams. Inescapable, by Mike Resnick. 2009 by Mike Resnick. Abrizonde, by Walter Jon Williams. 2009 by Walter Jon Williams. The Traditions of Karzh, by Paula Volsky. 2009 by Paula Volsky. The Final Quest of the Wizard Sarnod, by Jeff VanderMeer. 2009 by Jeff VanderMeer. The Green Bird, by Kage Baker. 2009 by Kage Baker. The Last Golden Thread, by Phyllis Eisenstein. 2009 by Phyllis Eisenstein. An Incident in Uskvesh, by Elizabeth Moon. 2009 by Elizabeth Moon. Sylgarmo’s Proclamation, by Lucius Shepard. 2009 by Lucius Shepard. The Lamentably Comical Tragedy or the Laughably Tragic Comedy of Lival Laqavee, by Tad Williams. 2009 by Tad Williams. Guyal the Curator, by John C. Wright. 2009 by John C. Wright. The Good Magician, by Glen Cook. 2009 by Glen Cook. The Return of the Fire Witch, by Elizabeth Hand. 2009 by Elizabeth Hand. The Collegeum of Mauge, by Byron Tetrick. 2009 by Byron Tetrick. Evillo the Uncunning, by Tanith Lee. 2009 by Tanith Lee. The Guiding Nose of Ulf nt Bander z, by Dan Simmons. 2009 by Dan Simmons. Frogskin Cap, by Howard Waldrop. 2009 by Howard Waldrop. A Night at the Tarn House, by George R. R. Martin. 2009 by George R. R. Martin. An Invocation of Incuriosity, by Neil Gaiman. 2009 by Neil Gaiman.

Legends (By:Robert Silverberg)

Here they are, the writers and the worlds that have satisfied millions of readers. Each has returned to their compelling special places to tell a new tale that enriches and illuminates their most famous creations, in a big, lavish volume enhanced with color and illustrative materials. Many of the short novels take place at an earlier moment in the history of their worlds, and cast new light on the famous epics. Others fit into the already established patterns of their worlds, but happen offstage from the main action. All are essential reading to the millions of fans of these writers and worlds. Stephen King tells a tale of Roland, the Gunslinger, in The Little Sisters of Eluria Terry Pratchett relates an amusing incident in Discworld, in The Sea and Little Fishes Terry Goodkind tells of the origin of the Border between realms in the world of The Sword of Truth in Debt of Bones Orson Scott Card spins a yarn of Alvin and his apprentice in Grinning Man Robert Silverberg returns to Majipoor and to Lord Valentine’s astonishing life in The Seventh Shrine Ursula K. Le Guin, in a sequel to her famous books of Earthsea, portrays a woman who wants to learn magic in Dragonfly Tad Williams tells an enthralling story of a great and haunted castle in an age before Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn in The Burning Man George R.R. Martin sets his adventure of The Hedge Knight a generation before his epic A Song of Ice and Fire Anne McCaffrey returns once again to her world of romance and adventure to tell of a Runner of Pern Raymond E. Feist’s Riftwar Saga is the setting of the revenge of The Wood Boy Robert Jordan, in the final section in the book, New Spring, tells of the meeting of Lan and Moiraine and of the beginning of their search for a baby just born who must lead in the final battle

Legends II: Dragon, Sword, and King (With: Diana Gabaldon,Orson Scott Card,Terry Brooks,Robert Silverberg,Elizabeth Haydon)

Fantasy fans, rejoice! Seven years after writer and editor Robert Silverberg made publishing history with Legends, his acclaimed anthology of original short novels by some of the greatest writers in fantasy fiction, the long awaited second volume is here. Legends II picks up where its illustrious predecessor left off. All of the bestselling writers represented in Legends II return to the special universe of the imagination that its author has made famous throughout the world. Whether set before or after events already recounted elsewhere, whether featuring beloved characters or compelling new creations, these masterful short novels are both mesmerizing stand alones perfect introductions to the work of their authors and indispensable additions to the epics on which they are based. Beyond any doubt, Legends II is the fantasy event of the season. ROBIN HOBB returns to the Realm of the Elderlings with Homecoming, a powerful tale in which exiles sent to colonize the Cursed Shores find themselves sinking into an intoxicating but deadly dream…
or is it a memory?GEORGE R. R. MARTIN continues the adventures of Dunk, a young hedge knight, and his unusual squire, Egg, in The Sworn Sword, set a generation before the events in A Song of Ice and Fire. ORSON SCOTT CARD tells a tale of Alvin Maker and the mighty Mississippi, featuring a couple of ne er do wells named Jim Bowie and Abe Lincoln, in The Yazoo Queen. DIANE GABALDON turns to an important character from her Outlander saga Lord John Grey in Lord John and the Succubus, a supernatural thriller set in the early days of the Seven Years War. ROBERT SILVERBERG spins an enthralling tale of Majipoor’s early history and remote future as seen through the eyes of a dilettantish poet who discovers an unexpected destiny in The Book of Changes. TAD WILLIAMS explores the strange afterlife of Orlando Gardiner, from his Otherland saga, in The Happiest Dead Boy in the World. ANNE McCAFFREY shines a light into the most mysterious and wondrous of all places on Pern in the heartwarming Beyond Between. RAYMOND E. FEIST turns from the great battles of the Riftwar to the story of one soldier, a young man about to embark on the ride of his life, in The Messenger. ELIZABETH HAYDON tells of the destruction of Serendair and the fate of its last defenders in Threshold, set at the end of the Third Age of her Symphony of Ages series. NEIL GAIMAN gives us a glimpse into what befalls the man called Shadow after the events of his Hugo Award winning novel American Gods in The Monarch of the Glen. TERRY BROOKS adds an exciting epilogue to The Wishsong of Shannara in Indomitable, the tale of Jair Ohmsford s desperate quest to complete the destruction of the evil Ildatch…
armed only with the magic of illusion. From the Hardcover edition.

Legends 3 (By:Robert Silverberg)

Legends, the landmark series of unabridged fantasy audio, continues with this latest collection of the genre’s most popular authors, spinning all new adventures set in the fantastic worlds they created in their best selling series. In this astonishing third volume, Terry Goodkind’s Debt of Bones, tells of the origin of the border between the warring realms in his The Sword of Truth series. Ursula K. Le Guin, in a sequel to her famous books of Earthsea, portrays a woman who wants to learn the divine secrets of magic in Dragonfly. And Tad Williams tells a dark and enthralling tale of a great and haunted castle in an age before Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn in The Burning Man. The Legends series spans four audio volumes and includes unabridged short novels from the greatest living writers in all fantasy. Look for other Legends volumes with stories from: Stephen King, Robert Silverberg, Robert Jordan, Terry Pratchett, Orson Scott Card, Anne McCaffrey, George R.R. Martin and Raymond E. Feist. Terry Goodkind’s first novel, Wizard’s First Rule, established him immediately as a major voice on the epic fantasy scene. The Sword of Truth series includes Stone of Tears, Blood of the Fold, and most recently, Temple of the Winds. Ursula K. Le Guin’s award winning body of work features such acclaimed classics as The Left Hand of Darkness, The Lathe of Heaven, and The Dispossessed. Tad Williams’s Memory, Sorrow and Thorn trilogy includes The Dragonbone Chair, Stone of Farewell, and To Green Angel Tower. Sam Tsoutsouvas performs Debt of Bones. Kathryn Walker performs Dragonfly. Frank Muller performs The Burning Man. Volume Four, coming in April 1999, includes Pern: Runner of Pern by Anne McCaffrey, performed by Kathryn Walker, The Riftwar Saga: The Wood Boy by George R.R. Martin, performed by Sam Tsoutsouvas and A Song of Ice and Fire: The Hedge Knight by Raymond E. Feist, performed by Frank Muller.

Year’s Best Fantasy

Tales As Deep As Legend And As New As DawnAcclaimed editor David G. Hartwell has gathered a harvest of shimmering beauty and powerful writing in this inaugural volume of the very best fantasy from the last year. Established masters rub elbows with rising stars in this outstanding collection of short stories rich with imagined lands and finely etched, unforgettable characters. Travel to distant realms and around the block with stories by: Terry Goodkin Nicola GriffithNalo Hopkinson George R.R. Martin Robert Sheckley Michael Swanwick

Year’s Best Fantasy

Tales As Deep As Legend And As New As DawnAcclaimed editor David G. Hartwell has gathered a harvest of shimmering beauty and powerful writing in this inaugural volume of the very best fantasy from the last year. Established masters rub elbows with rising stars in this outstanding collection of short stories rich with imagined lands and finely etched, unforgettable characters. Travel to distant realms and around the block with stories by: Terry Goodkin Nicola GriffithNalo Hopkinson George R.R. Martin Robert Sheckley Michael Swanwick

Year’s Best Fantasy 2

Undreamed Of Wonders FromThe Farthest Reaches Of ImaginationIn this second volume of the previous year’s finest short fantastic fiction, acclaimed editor and anthologist David G. Hartwell showcases new works by stellar literary artists acknowledged masters of the genre and exceptionally talented newcomers alike. Astonishing worlds come alive in these pages realms of strange creatures and remarkable sorceries, as well as twisted shadow versions of our inhabited earthly plain. A bold and breathtaking compendium of tales including a new Earthsea story from the incomparable Ursula K. Le Guin Years’s Best Fantasy 2 is the state of the art of a unique and winning genre, offering unforgettable excursions into new realities wondrous, bizarre, enchanting…
and terrifying.

Year’s Best Fantasy 3

The door to fantastic worlds, skewed realities, and breathtaking other realms is opened wide to you once more in this third anthology of the finest short fantasy fiction to emerge over the past year, compiled by acclaimed editor David G. Hartwell. Rarely has a more magnificent collection of tales been contained between book covers phenomenal visions of the impossible made possible by some of the field’s most accomplished literary artists and stellar talents on the rise. Year’s Best Fantasy 3 is a heady brew of magic and wonder, strange journeys and epic quests, boldly concocted by the likes of Ursula K. Le Guin, Michael Swanwick, Tanith Lee, and others. Step into a dimension beyond the limits of ordinary imagination…
and be amazed!.

Year’s Best Fantasy 4

There is magic in our world…
and in others. The fertile imagination can cultivate wondrous things, aided by ancient myths and memory, enduring childhood dreams and desires, and the power of cultural archetypes. Once again, award winning editors David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer reap a magnificent crop of superior fantasy short fiction the finest to blossom over the past twelve months. A cornucopia of remarkable tales from some of the field 146;s most acclaimed artists Neil Gaiman, Octavia Butler, Tanith Lee, and Michael Swanwick, to name but a few as well as stunning new works from emerging young talents, Year’s Best Fantasy 4 is a collection as magical as its illustrious predecessors, a feast for every true connoisseur of fantastic literature.

Year’s Best Fantasy 5

Magic lives in remarkable realms and in the short fiction of today’s top fantasists. In this fifth breathtaking volume of the year’s best flights of the fantastic, award winning editors David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer present a dazzling new array of wonders stories that break through the time honored conventions of the genre to carry the reader to astonishing places that only the most ingenious minds could conceive. In the able hands of Neil Gaiman, Kage Baker, Tim Powers, and others, miracles become tangible and true, impossible creatures roam unfettered, and fairy tales are reshaped, sharpened, and freed from the restrictive bonds of childhood. Lose yourself in these pages and in these worlds and discover the power, the beauty, the unparalleled enchantment of fantasy at its finest.

Year’s Best Fantasy 6

Continuing to showcase the most compelling new genre fiction, this annual compendium presents an impressive lineup of bestselling authors and rising stars of fantasy. Fantasy fiction continues to attract talented authors and dedicated readers, and this intriguing sampler features the best new tales. Whether learning garden magic, battling trolls, or discovering one’s relative mortality, these wondrous stories tell of epic heroes and ordinary people performing feats of glory, honor, and occasional ridiculousness. This year’s contributors include Timothy J. Anderson, Laird Barron, Deborah Coates, Candas Jane Dorsey, Esther Friesner, Neil Gaiman, Gavin J. Grant, Ann Harris, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Claude Lalumiere, Yoon Ha Lee, Kelly Link, Garth Nix, Tim Pratt, Patrick Samphire, Heather Shaw, Delia Sherman, Bruce Sterling, Jonathan Sullivan, Greg Van Eekhout, Jeff Vandermeer, Liz Williams, Connie Willis, and Gene Wolfe.

Year’s Best Fantasy 7

As with its predecessors in the series, the seventh installment of this annual anthology showcases bestselling authors and rising stars of fantasy fiction. This volume is a compendium of the essential fantasy stories of 2006, a year of particularly outstanding and original offerings. Representing the breadth of talent in the fantasy genre, this year’s contributors include breakthrough talent Charles Stross, revered authors Peter S. Beagle and Gene Wolfe, and exciting newcomers Laird Barron and Martha Wells.

Year’s Best Fantasy 8

Continuing to showcase the most compelling new fiction of the genre, the anticipated eighth installment to this annual compendium presents an impressive lineup of bestselling authors and rising stars of fantasy. Collecting the essential fantasy stories of 2007, this engaging volume will excite fans and serve as a reference guide for those looking to sample the top writers in the genre. This year’s contributors include international bestseller Neil Gaiman, influential heroic fantasy writer Michael Moorcock, historical fantasy novelist Kage Baker, classic genre wordsmiths Garth Nix and Tad Williams, and many others.

Year’s Best Fantasy 9

Twenty eight doses of wonder. From the distant past to the present day, from Antarctica and Mars to worlds that never were, the tales in this book bring news from nowhere and everywhere. Fantasy is a mode of storytelling, a method of entertainment, a mode of argument, and a way of seeing. Here, presented by two of the most distinguished anthologists of the day, are twenty eight stories that see, tell, argue, and entertain.

Isaac Asimov’s Detectives (By:Isaac Asimov)

Uncover a unique collection of mysterious science fiction that goes beyond the mean streets and hard boiled hideouts of traditional tales of dead eye dicks that are out of this world! From the files of Isaac Asimov’s Science FIction Magazine stories from Gregg Egan, Lisa Goldstein, Isaac Asimov, John Varley, Kate Wilhelm, and Nancy Kress.

Isaac Asimov’s Utopias (By:Isaac Asimov)

Acclaimed science fiction writers present their own provocative visions of what an ideal world is really like…

Isaac Asimov’s Father Day (By:Isaac Asimov)

From the award winning pages of Asimov’s Science Fiction today’s most creative minds explore the fierce, fragile bond between fathers and their children.

Foundations of Fear

Contains Daphne Du Maurier’s ‘Don’t Look Now,’ Robert A. Heinlein’s ‘They,’ Madeline Yale Wynne’s ‘At the Mountains of Madness,’ Peter Straub’s ‘The Blue Rose,’ and other horror novellas, featuring the contributions of women to the genre, and an introduction.

Warriors

George R. R. Martin, from his introduction to Warriors: ‘People have been telling stories about Warriors for as long as they have been telling stories. Since Homer first sang the wrath of Achilles and the ancient Sumerians set down their tales of Gilgamesh, Warriors, soldiers, and fighters have fascinated us; they are a part of every culture, every literary tradition, every genre. All Quiet on the Western Front, From Here to Eternity, and The Red Badge of Courage have become part of our literary canon, taught in classrooms all around the country and the world. ‘Our contributors make up an all-star line-up of award-winning and bestselling writers, representing a dozen different publishers and as many genres. We asked each of them for the same thing – a story about a warrior. Some chose to write in the genre they’re best known for. Some decided to try something different. You will find Warriors of every shape, size, and color in these pages, Warriors from every epoch of human history, from yesterday and today and tomorrow, and from worlds that never were. Some of the stories will make you sad, some will make you laugh, and many will keep you on the edge of your seat.’ Every story in this volume appears here for the first time. Included are: a long novella from the world of his Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin, a new tale of ‘Lord John’ by Diana Gabaldon, an ‘Emberverse’ story by S. M. Stirling, a ‘Forever Peace’ story by Joe Haldeman, and a long tale of humanity at bay by David Weber. Also present are original stories by David Ball, Peter S. Beagle, Lawrence Block, Gardner Dozois, Robin Hobb, Cecelia Holland, Joe R. Lansdale, David Morrell, Naomi Novik, James Rollins, Steven Saylor, Robert Silverberg, Carrie Vaughn, Howard Waldrop, and Tad Williams. Many of these writers are bestsellers. All of them are storytellers of the highest quality. Together they make a volume of unforgettable reading.

Songs of Love and Death

IN this star studded cross genre anthology, seventeen of the greatest modern authors of fantasy, science fiction, and romance explore the borderlands of their genres with brand new tales of ill fated love. From zombie infested woods in a postapocalyptic America to faery haunted rural fields in eighteenth century England, from the kingdoms of high fantasy to the alien world of a galaxy spanning empire, these are stories of lovers who must struggle against the forces of magic and fate. Award winning, bestselling author Neil Gaiman demonstrates why he’s one of the hottest stars in literature today with The Thing About Cassandra, a subtle but chilling story of a man who meets an old girlfriend he had never expected to see. International blockbuster bestselling author Diana Gabaldon sends a World War II RAF pilot through a stone circle to the time of her Outlander series in A Leaf on the Winds of All Hallows. Torn from all he knows, Jerry MacKenzie determinedly survives hardship and danger, intent on his goal of returning home to his wife and baby no matter the cost. New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher presents Love Hurts, in which Harry Dresden takes on one of his deadliest adversaries and in the process is forced to confront the secret desires of his own heart. Just the smallest sampling promises unearthly delights, but look also for stories by New York Times bestselling romance authors Jo Beverley and Mary Jo Putney, and by such legends of the fantasy genre as Peter S. Beagle and Tanith Lee, as well as many other popular and beloved writers, including Marjorie M. Liu, Jacqueline Carey, Carrie Vaughn, and Robin Hobb. This exquisite anthology, crafted by the peerless editing team of George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, is sure to leave you under its spell. Discover the many realms of the heart with this extraordinary cast of acclaimed authors: PETER S. BEAGLE JO BEVERLEY JIM BUTCHER JACQUELINE CAREY DIANA GABALDON NEIL GAIMAN YASMINE GALENORN M.L.N. HANOVER ROBIN HOBB CECELIA HOLLAND TANITH LEE MARJORIE M. LIU MARY JO PUTNEY LINNEA SINCLAIR MELINDA SNODGRASS LISA TUTTLE CARRIE VAUGHN

Down These Strange Streets

All new strange cases of death and magic in the city by some of the biggest names in urban fantasy. In this all new collection of urban fantasy stories, editors George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois explore the places where mystery waits at the end of every alley and where the things that go bump in the night have something to fear…
Includes stories by New York Times bestselling authors Charlaine Harris, Patricia Briggs, Diana Gabaldon, Simon R. Green, S. M. Stirling, and Carrie Vaughn, as well as tales by Glen Cook, Bradley Denton, M.L.N. Hanover, Conn Iggulden, Laurie R. King, Joe R. Lansdale, John Maddox Roberts, Steven Saylor, Melinda Snodgrass, and Lisa Tuttle.

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