A Fable of Utopia Books In Publication Order
- Kirinyaga (1988)
- Kilimanjaro (2008)
Art Encounters Books In Publication Order
- Lady with an Alien (2005)
- A Club in Montmartre (2006)
- World Behind the Door (2007)
Birthright Books In Publication Order
- The Soul Eater (1981)
- Birthright (1982)
- Walpurgis III (1982)
- The Dark Lady (1987)
- Ivory (1988)
- A Miracle of Rare Design (1994)
- Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge (1994)
- A Hunger in the Soul (1998)
- The Outpost (2001)
The Chronicles of Lucifer Jones Books In Publication Order
- Adventures (1985)
- Exploits (1993)
- Encounters (2001)
- Hazards (2008)
- Voyages (2017)
Dead Enders Books In Publication Order
- The Fortress in Orion (2014)
- The Prison in Antares (2015)
- The Castle in Cassiopeia (2017)
Detective Jake Masters Books In Publication Order
- Down these Dark Spaceways (2005)
- Alien Crimes (2007)
- Masters of the Galaxy (2012)
The Dreamscape Trilogy Books In Publication Order
- The Master of Dreams (2019)
- The Mistress of Illusions (2020)
Eli Paxton Books In Publication Order
- Dog in the Manger (1996)
- The Trojan Colt (2013)
- Cat on a Cold Tin Roof (2014)
Galactic Comedy Books In Publication Order
- Paradise (1989)
- Purgatory (1992)
- Inferno (1993)
Ganymede Books In Publication Order
- The Goddess Of Ganymede (1967)
- Pursuit on Ganymede (1968)
John Justin Mallory Mystery Books In Publication Order
- Stalking The Unicorn (1987)
- Stalking the Vampire (2008)
- Stalking the Dragon (2009)
- Stalking the Zombie (2012)
Penelope Bailey Books In Publication Order
- Soothsayer (1991)
- Oracle (1992)
- Prophet (1993)
Santiago Books In Publication Order
- Santiago (1986)
- The Return of Santiago (2003)
- Legends of Santiago (2003)
Starship Books In Publication Order
- Mutiny (2005)
- Pirate (2005)
- Mercenary (2007)
- Rebel (2008)
- Flagship (2009)
Tales of the Galactic Midway Books In Publication Order
- Sideshow (1982)
- The Three Legged Hootch Dancer (1983)
- The Wild Alien Tamer (1983)
- The Best Rootin’ Tootin’ Shootin’ Gunslinger in the Whole Damned Galaxy (1983)
Tales of the Velvet Comet Books In Publication Order
- Eros Ascending (1984)
- Eros at Zenith (1984)
- Eros Descending (1985)
- Eros at Nadir (1986)
The Widowmaker Books In Publication Order
- The Widowmaker (1996)
- The Widowmaker Reborn (1997)
- The Widowmaker Unleashed (1998)
- A Gathering of Widowmakers (2005)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- Redbeard (1969)
- The Branch (1984)
- Second Contact (1990)
- The Red Tape War (With: George Alec Effinger,Jack L. Chalker) (1991)
- Dragon America (2005)
- The Other Teddy Roosevelts (2008)
- The Cassandra Project (With: Jack McDevitt) (2012)
- The Gods of Sagittarius (With: Eric Flint) (2017)
- When Parallel Lines Meet (With: ) (2019)
Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order
- Bwana / Bully (1991)
- Redchapel (2000)
- Keepsakes (2004)
- Shaka II (2009)
- Six Blind Men and an Alien (2010)
- Conspiracies (With: Eric Flint) (2012)
Collections In Publication Order
- Unauthorized Autobiographies and Other Curiosities (1983)
- Through Darkest Resnick with Gun & Camera (1990)
- Stalking the Wild Resnick (1991)
- The Alien Heart (1991)
- Pink Elephants and Hairy Toads (1991)
- Will the Last Person To Leave the Planet Please Shut Off the Sun? (1992)
- Whatdunits (1992)
- More Whatdunits (1993)
- Solo Flights Through Shared Worlds (1996)
- An Alien Land (1997)
- Girls for the Slime God (1997)
- A Safari of the Mind (1999)
- In Space No One Can Hear You Laugh (2000)
- Magic Feathers (2000)
- Hunting the Snark and Other Short Novels (2002)
- New Dreams for Old (2006)
- Dreamwish Beasts and Snarks (2009)
- Blasphemy (2010)
- The Incarceration of Captain Nebula and Other Lost Futures (2012)
- Win Some, Lose Some (2012)
- Resnick’s Menagerie (2012)
- With A Little More Help From My Friends (2012)
- First Person Peculiar (2014)
- Away Games (2014)
- The Hex Is In (With: ) (2020)
Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order
- Putting It Together (2000)
- Once a Fan… (2002)
- Resnick at Large (2003)
- …Always A Fan (2009)
- The Business of Science Fiction (2010)
- Resnick on the Loose (2012)
- Resnick Abroad (2012)
- The Science Fiction Professional: Expanded and Updated (2016)
- Q & A for Science Fiction Writers (2018)
Aliens Collections In Publication Order
- The Complete Aliens Omnibus: Volume One (By:Steve Perry) (2015)
- The Complete Aliens Omnibus: Volume Two (By:Robert Sheckley,David Bischoff) (2016)
- The Complete Aliens Omnibus: Volume Three (By:Sandy Schofield) (2016)
- Aliens: Bug Hunt (2017)
- The Complete Aliens Omnibus: Volume Four (By:Yvonne Navarro,S.D. Perry) (2017)
- The Complete Aliens Omnibus: Volume Five (By:Michael Jan Friedman,Diane Carey) (2017)
- The Complete Aliens Omnibus: Volume Six (By:John Shirley,Diane Carey) (2018)
- The Complete Aliens Omnibus: Volume Seven (By:B.K. Evenson) (2018)
Alternate Anthologies Books In Publication Order
- Alternate Presidents (1992)
- Alternate Kennedys (1992)
- Alternate Warriors (1993)
- Alternate Outlaws (1994)
- Alternate Tyrants (1997)
Classic Battlestar Galactica Books In Publication Order
- Battlestar Galactica (By:Robert Thurston) (1978)
- The Cylon Death Machine (By:Robert Thurston) (1979)
- The Tombs of Kobol (By:Robert Thurston) (1979)
- The Young Warriors (By:Robert Thurston) (1980)
- Galactica Discovers Earth (With: ) (1980)
- The Living Legend (By:) (1982)
- War of the Gods (By:) (1982)
- Greetings From Earth (By:Ron Goulart) (1983)
- Experiment in Terra (By:Ron Goulart) (1984)
- The Long Patrol (By:Ron Goulart) (1984)
- The Nightmare Machine (By:Robert Thurston) (1985)
- Die, Chameleon! (By:Robert Thurston) (1986)
- Apollo’s War (By:Robert Thurston) (1987)
- Surrender the Galactica! (By:Robert Thurston) (1988)
The Dying Earth Books In Publication Order
- The Dying Earth / Mazirian the Magician (1950)
- Cugel’s Saga / Cugel: The Skybreak Spatterlight (1966)
- The Eyes of the Overworld / Cugel the Clever (1966)
- A Quest for Simbilis (1974)
- Morreion (1978)
- The Seventeen Virgins (1979)
- The Bagful of Dreams (1979)
- Rhialto the Marvellous (1984)
- The Laughing Magician (2006)
- Songs of the Dying Earth: Stories in Honour of Jack Vance (2009)
Future Earths Books In Publication Order
- Under African Skies (With: Kim Stanley Robinson,,Gregory Benford,Vernor Vinge,Bruce Sterling) (1993)
- Under South American Skies (1993)
Future Science Fiction Digest Books In Publication Order
- Future Science Fiction Digest Issue 0 (2018)
- Future Science Fiction Digest Issue 1 (2018)
- Future Science Fiction Digest Issue 2 (2019)
- Future Science Fiction Digest Issue 3 (2019)
Hell On Earth Books In Publication Order
- Hell’s Belles (By:Jackie Kessler) (2007)
- The Road to Hell (By:Jackie Kessler) (2007)
- Lilith Unbound (With: Jonathan Moeller,,Lawrence Schimel,Ed Greenwood,,Elaine Cunningham,J. Robert King,,,Jackie Kessler,Stephen D. Sullivan) (2008)
- Hotter Than Hell (By:Jackie Kessler) (2008)
- Hell To Pay (By:Jackie Kessler) (2011)
- Carniepunk (By:Jennifer Estep,Kevin Hearne,,Rachel Caine,Delilah S. Dawson,Seanan McGuire,Rob Thurman,Nicole Peeler,Mark Henry,Jaye Wells,,Kelly Meding,Jackie Kessler,Kelly Gay) (2013)
- A Chance in Hell (By:Jackie Kessler) (2014)
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Books In Publication Order
- The Amulet of Power (2003)
- The Lost Cult (By:E.E. Knight) (2004)
- Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Man of Bronze (By:) (2004)
SNAFU Anthology Books In Publication Order
- SNAFU: An Anthology of Military Horror (2014)
- SNAFU: Wolves at the Door (2015)
- SNAFU: Future Warfare (2016)
- SNAFU: Unnatural Selection (2016)
- SNAFU: BLACK OPS (2016)
- SNAFU: Resurrection (2018)
- SNAFU: Last Stand (2019)
- SNAFU: Medivac (2020)
- SNAFU: Survival of the Fittest (2021)
- SNAFU: Hunters (2021)
- SNAFU: Holy War (2021)
Stellar Guild Books In Publication Order
- Tau Ceti (By:Kevin J. Anderson,Steven Savile) (2011)
- On the Train (By:Rachel Turtledove) (2012)
- When the Blue Shift Comes (By:Robert Silverberg,Alvaro Zinos-Amaro) (2012)
- New Under the Sun (By:Nancy Kress) (2013)
- The Aethers of Mars (By:Eric Flint) (2014)
- Red Tide (By:Larry Niven,Matthew Joseph Harrington,Brad R. Torgersen) (2014)
- Inci (With: ) (2015)
- Wishing on a Star (By:Jody Lynn Nye) (2015)
UFO Anthology Books In Publication Order
- Unidentified Funny Objects (2012)
- Unidentified Funny Objects 2 (2013)
- Unidentified Funny Objects 3 (2014)
- Funny Science Fiction (2015)
- Unidentified Funny Objects 4 (2015)
- Funny Fantasy (2016)
- Unidentified Funny Objects 5 (2016)
- Funny Horror (2017)
- Unidentified Funny Objects 6 (2017)
- Unidentified Funny Objects 7 (2018)
- Unidentified Funny Objects 8 (2020)
Weird West Tales Books In Publication Order
- The Buntline Special (2010)
- The Doctor and the Kid (2011)
- The Doctor and the Rough Rider (2012)
- The Doctor and the Dinosaurs (2013)
The Year’s Best Science Fiction Books In Publication Order
- The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Third Annual Collection (1986)
- The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Eleventh Annual Collection (1994)
- The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Fourteenth Annual Collection (1997)
Anthologies In Publication Order
- Shaggy B.E.M. Stories (1988)
- After the King (1991)
- Inside the Funhouse (1992)
- Aladdin (1992)
- Christmas Ghosts (1993)
- Under African Skies (1993)
- By Any Other Fame (1994)
- Dragon’s Eye (1994)
- Sherlock Holmes in Orbit (1995)
- War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches (1996)
- Alternate Skiffy (1997)
- The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Fourteenth Annual Collection (1997)
- Return of the Dinosaurs (1997)
- Flights of Fantasy (1999)
- I Have This Nifty Idea (2001)
- Men Writing Science Fiction As Women (2003)
- Women Writing Science Fiction As Men (2003)
- Stars: Original Stories Based on the Songs of Janis Ian (2003)
- New Voices In Science Fiction (2003)
- ReVisions (2004)
- I, Alien (2005)
- Young Warriors: Stories of Strength (2005)
- Space Cadets (2006)
- This Is My Funniest (2006)
- Nebula Awards 41 (2007) (2007)
- This Is My Funniest 2 (2007)
- Lilith Unbound (2008)
- Golden Age SF (2009)
- Son of Retro Pulp Tales (2009)
- Songs of the Dying Earth: Stories in Honour of Jack Vance (2009)
- Realms 2 (2009)
- Origins: Tales of Human Evolution (2009)
- Untold Adventures (2011)
- Bug-Eyed Monsters & Bimbos (2011)
- Unfit for Eden: A Postscripts Anthology 26/27 (2011)
- Going Interstellar (2012)
- Memoryville Blues: A Postscripts Anthology 30/31 (2013)
- The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs (2013)
- The Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic (2013)
- Dead Man’s Hand (2014)
- Dragons, Droids & Doom (2015)
- Conspiracy! (2016)
- SNAFU: Future Warfare (2016)
- Soulmates (2016)
- Little Green Mena ‘Attack! (2017)
- Timeshift: Tales of Time (2018)
- Sins and Other Worlds (2018)
- Future Science Fiction Digest Issue 1 (2018)
- The Best of Galaxya s Edge (2018)
- Holy C.O.W. Anthology Volume One (2019)
- Weird World War III (2020)
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Mike Resnick Books Overview
Hailed for his grandeur of imagination and superb worldbuilding, winner of and nominee for more than fifty awards for his outstanding work, Mike Resnick has rightfully won a place as one of science fiction’s master storytellers. Now, in Kirinyaga, Resnick presents the haunting and utterly compelling tale of one man’s utopia. By the twentieth second century in the African nation of Kenya, polluted cities sprawl up the flanks of sacred Mount Kirinyaga. Great animal herds are but distant memories. European crops now grow on the sweeping savannas. But Koriba, a distinguished, educated man of Kikuyu ancestry, knows that life was different for his people centuries ago and he is determined to build a utopian colony, not on earth, but on the terraformed planetoid he proudly names Kirinyaga. As the mundumugu witch doctor Koriba leads the colonists. Reinstating the ancient customs and stringent laws of the Kikuyu people, he alone decides their fate. He must face many challenges to the struggling colony’s survival: from a brilliant young girl whose radiant intellect could threaten their traditional ways to the interference of ‘Maintenance’ which holds the power to revoke the colony’s charter. All the while, only Koriba unbeknownst to his people maintains the computer link to the rest of humanity. Ironically, the Kirinyaga experiment threatens to collapse not from violence or greed but from humankind’s insatiable desire for knowledge. The Kikuyu people can no more stand still in time than their planet can stop revolving around its sun. Deeply moving, swiftly paced, and profound in its implications, Kirinyaga is Mike Resnick’s most triumphant work to date. His Fable of Utopia is the book every science fiction reader will want to own and savor for years to come. From the Hardcover edition.
Ten years after the publication of Kirinyaga, the most awarded science fiction book in history, comes this companion novella by 5 time Hugo winner Mike Resnick. The Kikuyu tribe of East Africa attempted to create a Utopia on the terraformed planetoid Kirinyaga, which was named for the mountain where their god lives. Things went wrong. Now, a century later, the Maasai tribe has studied Kirinyaga’s history, has analyzed their mistakes, and is ready to create a Maasai Utopia on the planetoid Kilimanjaro, named for the mountain where their god lives. This is the story of that experiment.
– Sci-fi author Mike Resnick has won more awards than Ray Bradbury or Isaac Asimov
– Leonardo da Vinci, star of the best-selling The Da Vinci Code, is hot
– Time travel, adventure, humor-Lady with an Alien is an Art Encounters tour de force!
Lady with an Ermine, Leonardo da Vinci’s portrait of a patron’s mistress holding the symbol of her lover’s family, is perhaps his most beautiful painting. But…is that what ermines really look like? Mike Resnick, the author of Hugo Award winners Kirinyaga and Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge, presents an exciting reimagining of this great painting in his first-ever book for young adults. The time-traveling hero, Mario Ravelli, develops a unique friendship with Leonardo da Vinci during a vacation from 2523 A.D. The story of how Mario’s pet becomes the lady’s ermine makes for an intriguing, entertaining journey to Renaissance Italy, and gives a unique look at the work and the creative process of a great master.
From the Hardcover edition.
Award winning author Mike Resnick weaves a story of despair and hope in Montmartre Author’s first story outside the science fiction genre Compelling story of overcoming obstacles At the cabarets and brothels of Montmartre, Henri de Toulouse Lautrec is a well known visitor. Brilliant, rich, and deformed, Toulouse Lautrec carries on flirtations and relationships with many women prostitutes as well as famous singers and dancers. In A Club in Montmartre, renowned writer Mike Resnick imagines the lonely artist meeting a starving waif, Dany, at the famous Moulin Rouge. Dany, like so many before her, falls under the spell of the dissolute can can dancer known as La Goulue. Toulouse Lautrec wages a Faustian battle with La Goulue for the young girl s soul even as he is losing the battle for his own, slipping deeper and deeper into alcoholism and bitterness. This deeply felt story, Resnick s first in a genre other than science fiction, captures the intensity of a genius caught between his limitations and his aspirations.
Salvador Dali’s The Persistence of Memory is one of the most memorable images in the world. Everyone who sees this painting wonders: What does it mean? Now the surrealist masterpiece is at the center of a compelling science fiction story from world renowned author Mike Resnick. Resnick s first entry in the Art Encounters series, Lady with an Alien: An Encounter with Leonardo da Vinci, was named a Best Book of the Year by the Columbus Dispatch and was called ‘a most successful encounter!’ by Kliatt. Now his remarkable new tale reveals the connection between Dali s celebrated painting and quantum physics…
because, it turns out, Dali often traveled to an alternate universe, where he got a lot of his ideas from a young girl named Jinx. Meet Jinx in World Behind the Door, along with Sigmund Freud, Werner Heisenberg, and other historical characters, and discover the shadowy, strange world where all the clocks look like they re melting.
An epic novel of human expansion across the stars. Birthright: The Book of Man is Mike Resnick’s masterful contribution to the science fiction genre’s sweeping galactic legacy that began with Asimov’s Foundation series.
Locus Poll Award Nominee
In the year 6303, when earth is bare of anything larger than an insect or a mouse and most people have left for the stars, Duncan Rojas receives a most unusual visitor. His name is Bukoba Mandaka, and he is the last of the Maasai. Mandaka wants Rojas, senior researcher for Braxton’s Records of Big Game, to find the tusks of the Kilimanjaro Elephant, tusks that weigh over 200 lb. each. Why? Mandaka will not say, but he will pay enormous sums for them. And Rojas cannot resist the challenge of tracing something lost for 3000 years. Back and forth through time, in card games, wars, and rivalries, Rojas searches. But as he begins to glimpse the elusive, lost power of ancient Africa, he is seduced, and before long the quest has become his own. With ‘Ivory‘, Mike Resnick has created a powerful novel spanning worlds and centuries, an exploration of the nature of history and legend, and a riveting parable for our times.
Dr. Michael Drake, a great medical researcher, chose to disappear into the jungles of the world called Bushveld. But now the human settled Galaxy needs him to combat a new plague. Journalist adventurer Robert Markham has determined to locate Drake and bring him back to civilization whether he wants to come or not. Award winning author Mike Resnick takes us on a new journey across alien landscapes in this powerful quest adventure.
Award winning writer Mike Resnick takes us back to his wild and wooly Inner Frontier in this tall tale of an adventure novel. On the planet Henry II, orbiting the twin suns of Plantagenet and Tudor, at the very edge of the great black hole at the center of the Milky Way, there is a tavern called The Outpost. Through the doors of The Outpost have come the greatest heroes, villains, and adventurers of the galaxy to drink, to brag, and to swap tales. The Outpost is neutral territory where fighting is forbidden and blood enemies can have a drink together and tell stories of battles past. After all bounty hunters, con men, itinerant preachers, thieves, and assassins have more in common with each other than they do with the rest of the mundane galaxy. But their pleasant life of recalling murder and mayhem is interrupted by an alien invasion, and to save their way of life these rugged individualists must try to work together for a change.
Lucifer Jones is back and Subterranean’s got him! After his Adventures in Africa, his Exploits in Asia, and his Encounters in Europe, everyone’s favorite man of the cloth is back to tell you about the Hazards he encounters in South America. They include the terrifying Island of Annoyed Souls, the discovery of the Lost Continent of Moo spelled correctly for a change, a battle with safari ants that even Charlton Heston wouldn’t want any part of, and a pair of Bird Girls who live in matching Chartreuse Mansions. You’ll meet some old friends such as Capturin Clyde Calhoun, old heartthrobs such the Scorpion Lady, old rivals such as Major Theodore Dobbins and Rupert Cornwall, an old nemesis the remarkable Erich von Horst, a pair of naked high priestesses or goddesses, take your choice, the sinister Dr. Mirbeau, the incredibly wealthy and incredibly undesirable Baroness Schimmelmetz, and a score of others including Bubbles, an anaconda with an attitude. And making his way through these Hazards is the irrepressible Right Reverend Honorable Doctor Lucifer Jones. So come along if you don’t want to miss the fun!
6 novellas from the Science Fiction Book Club.
Eli Paxton is searching for a dog. And before long, people are dying to cover up the loss of a dog that simply isn’t worth as much as is being spent on the coverup.
Disanko, the ruler of the Enkoti, and Susan Beddoes, a representative from the Department of Cartography, help the planet of Faligor to become the richest and most technologically advanced of its sector until an evil general rises to power. AB.
It’s 8:35 pm on New Year’s Eve, and Private Detective John Justin Mallory is hiding out in his Manhattan office to avoid his landlord’s persistent inquiries about the unpaid rent. As he cheerlessly reflects on the passing of a lousy year, which saw his business partner run off with his wife, he assumes the bourbon is responsible for the appearance of a belligerent elf. This elf informs him that he needs the detective’s help in searching for a unicorn that was stolen from his charge. When Mallory realises the little green fellow is not going to disappear with the passing of his inebriation, he listens to the elf’s impassioned plea that the stolen magical beast must be returned to his care by daylight or his little green life will be forfeited by the elves’ guild. Join detective Mallory on a New Year’s night of wild adventure in a fantasy Manhattan of leprechauns, gnomes, and harpies as he matches wits with the all powerful demon The Grundy in a race to find the missing unicorn before time runs out!
It’s Halloween, and John Justin Mallory’s partner, Winnifred Carruthers, has been so busy preparing for the biggest holiday of the year in this Manhattan, anyway that she seems short of energy and pale. Mallory is worried that she’s been working too hard. Then he notices the two puncture marks on her neck…
On this night when ghosts and goblins are out celebrating, detective Mallory must stalk the vampire who has threatened his partner and killed her nephew. With the aid of Felina, the cat girl, Mallory and Carruthers investigate clubs and lairs that only seem to exist on this one night of the year. His hunt takes him to Creepy Conrad’s Cut Rate All Night Mortuary, where he questions the living and the dead; to the Annual Zombies’ Ball, to learn more about the undead; to the Hills of Home Cemetery, where the vampire sleeps by day; and to Battery Park, where all of Manhattan’s bats come to feed and sleep. Along the way he meets a few old friends and enemies, and a host of strange new inhabitants of this otherworldly Manhattan. Locked in an intriguing battle of wits with the millennia old vampire, Mallory has until dawn if he is to save his trusted partner.
It is Valentine’s Day and private detective John Justin Mallory is planning on closing up the office early and taking his partner, Colonel Winnifred Carruthers, out to dinner, since he’s sure no one else will do so. But before he can turn off the lights and lock the door, a panic stricken Buffalo Bill Brody visits them. It seems that the Eastminster pet show is being held the next day, and his dragon, Fluffy, the heavy favourite, has been kidnapped. Mallory’s nocturnal hunt for the miniature dragon takes him to some of the stranger sections of this Manhattan Greenwitch Village which is right around the corner from Greenwich Village and is populated by witches and covens; a wax museum where figures of Humphrey Bogart, Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre come alive; Gracie Mansion which is haunted by the ghosts of former mayors; and the Bureau of Missing Creatures, a movie set where they’re filming a PBS documentary on zombies and various other denizens of the Manhattan night. As Mallory follows the leads and hunts for clues, he comes up against one dead end after another. Along the way he meets a few old friends and enemies, and a host of strange new inhabitants of this otherworldly Manhattan. Aided by a strange goblin named Jeeves, Mallory has only one night to find a tiny dragon that’s hidden somewhere in a city of seven million.
Mouse, a hard bitten, cynical woman and professional thief, finds herself in deep trouble when her attempt to rescue a seemingly helpless little girl has potentially deadly consequences in this brilliant and haunting installment of Santiago inspired adventure. Young Penelope has long had a price on her head, and Carlos Mendoza now knows how she has outwitted her captors and the awesome powers behind her success. As Carlos moves in for the kill, Mouse is hard pressed to preserve her life, defend Penelope, and in so doing, save humanity. For Carlos ‘Iceman’ Mendoza, only one thing becomes clear: in a universe of giant men, ruthless bounty hunters, and interstellar war, his greatest fear is this one girl.
Since she was a little girl, all humanity has been frightened by Penelope Bailey’s awesome psychic talent and her ability to bend events and men to her will. Now a grown woman and living on the planet Hades, Penelope is caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse with a bounty hunter, a government agent, and an out for profit, outlaw cyborg none of who suspect the true depths of her power.
Since Penelope Bailey was a little girl, all humanity has been frightened by her awesome psychic talent, and worried that she can bend events and men to her will. Many have called her a monster, but she has chosen a different name for herself: Prophet. Twice, Penelope has managed to escape the ‘Iceman’, a hired assassin, but he’s been sent after her again, with higher stakes. This time, the Prophet has hidden herself in plain sight on a planet so obscure most don’t know its name, and what’s most surprising of all is that she wants to be found.
Bandit, murderer, known to all, seen by none…
has he killed a thousand men? Has he saved a dozen world? His legend is as large as the Rim itself, his trail as elusive as a wisp of starlight in the empty realms of space. The reward for him is the largest in history.
A decade ago, Hugo and Nebula Award winning author Mike Resnick captivated the imagination of a generation of readers with his star spanning saga Santiago, an epic tale of a daring outlaw and rebel whose life had become legend. The novel won high praise from readers and critics alike, and was hailed as a modern masterwork of science fiction adventure. Now, at last, Resnick offers a new chapter in this spellbinding saga with The Return of Santiago. It has been more than a century since the bandit and assassin known as Santiago blazed a trail of havoc and glory across the Inner Frontier. Some say he is immortal, destined to return again when he is needed most. Some say he was gunned down by a bounty hunter long ago. Others whisper that he never existed at all. When Danny Briggs, a bright but unexceptional thief, stumbles upon the lost poems of Black Orpheus, the poet who had immortalized Santiago with verses about his friends, foes, and exploits, he begins an interstellar odys sey to unravel the truth behind Santiago’s legend. And, in the farthest reaches of the Rim, Danny comes face to face with Santiago. Brimming with action, excitement, mystery, and suspense, The Return of Santiago is pure storytelling in the grand tradition.
BANDIT,OUTLAW,KNOWN TO ALL,SEEN BY NONE,HAS HE KILLED A THOUSAND MEN. MURDERER,MADMAN,MYTH.
The starship Theodore Roosevelt is fighting on the far outskirts of a galactic war, its crew made up of retreads and raw recruits. A new first officer reports, Wilson Cole, a man with a reputation for exceeding his orders but getting results. He’s been banished to the Teddy R for his actions, but once there, he again ignores his orders.
The date is 1967 of the Galactic Era, almost three thousand years from now. The Republic, created by the human race but not yet dominated by it, is in the midst of an all out war with the Teroni Federation. After his latest exploit saved millions of lives but embarrassed his superiors, Captain Wilson Cole, a man with a reputation for exceeding orders but getting results, found himself the victim of the media feeding frenzy, a political scapegoat despite years of dedicated military service. Faced with a court martial, he was rescued by the loyal crew of his ship, the Theodore Roosevelt. Now branded mutineers, the crew of the Teddy R. has quit the Republic, never to return. Seeking to find a new life for themselves, Wilson Cole and comrades remake the Teddy R. as a Pirate ship and set sail for the lawless Inner Frontier. Here, powerful warlords, cut throat Pirates, and struggling colonies compete for survival in a game where you rarely get a second chance to learn the rules. But military discipline is poor preparation for a life of pillaging and plundering, and Cole’s principles naturally limit his targets. Seeking an education on the nature of piracy, Cole hunts more knowledgeable players. Enter the beautiful but deadly Valkyrie, Val for short, and the enigmatic alien fence known as David Copperfield. But hanging over everything is the fearsome alien Pirate the Hammerhead Shark. With ‘Starship: Pirate‘, five time Hugo winner Mike Resnick continues the story begun in his very first military SF. Will the galaxy ever be the same?
The date is 1968 of the Galactic Era, almost three thousand years from now. The Republic, created by the human race but not yet dominated by it, is in the midst of an all out war with the Teroni Federation. Captain Wilson Cole, a man with a reputation for exceeding orders but getting results, found himself the victim of a media feeding frenzy, a political scapegoat despite years of dedicated military service. Faced with a court martial, he was rescued by the loyal crew of his ship, the Theodore Roosevelt. Branded mutineers, the Teddy R has quit the Republic, never to return. Seeking to find a new life, Wilson Cole first remade the Teddy R as a pirate ship plying the spaceways of the lawless Inner Frontier. But military discipline and honour were a poor match for a life of pillaging and plundering, and Cole’s principles naturally limited his targets. Taking on a new role, the Teddy R becomes a Mercenary ship, hiring out to the highest bidder. Whether it’s evacuating a hospital before war can reach it, freeing a client from an alien prison, or stopping a criminal cartel from extorting money from a terrified planet, the crew of the Teddy R proves equal to the task. Along the way they form a partnership with the once human Platinum Duke, team up with a former enemy, and make the unique Singapore Station their headquarters. But the life of a Mercenary is not always predictable, and eventually circumstance pits Cole and the Teddy R against his right hand woman, the former Pirate Queen known as the Valkyrie. Soon the fragile trust that has grown between these two legends is put to the test as they find themselves on opposite sides of a job.
The date is 1968 of the Galactic Era, almost three thousand years from now. The Republic, dominated by the human race, is in the midst of an all out war with the Teroni Federation. Almost a year has passed since the events of Starship: Mercenary. Captain Wilson Cole now commands a fleet of almost fifty ships, and he has become the single greatest military force on the Inner Frontier. With one exception. The Republic still comes and goes as it pleases, taking what it wants, conscripting men, and extorting taxes, even though the Frontier worlds receive nothing in exchange. And, of course, the government still wants Wilson Cole and the starship Theodore Roosevelt. He has no interest in confronting such an overwhelming force, and constantly steers clear of them. Then an incident occurs that changes everything, and Cole declares war on the Republic. Outnumbered and always outgunned, his fleet is no match for the Republic’s millions of military vessels, even after he forges alliances with the warlords he previously hunted down. It’s a hopeless cause…
but that’s just what Wilson Cole and the Teddy R. are best at.
The date is 1970 of the Galactic Era, almost three thousand years from now, and the Republic, created by the human race but not yet dominated by it, finds itself in an all out war against the Teroni Federation, an alliance of races that resent Man’s growing military and economic power. The rebel starship, the Theodore Roosevelt, under the command of Wilson Cole, is preparing to lead Cole’s ragtag armada into the Republic, even though he is outnumbered thousands to one. Cole is convinced that the government has become an arrogant and unfeeling political entity and must be overthrown. The trick is to avoid armed conflict with the vast array of ships, numbering in the millions, in the Republic’s Navy. For a time Cole’s forces strike from cover and race off to safety, but he soon sees that is no way to conquer the mightiest political and military machine in the history of the galaxy. He realises that he must reach Deluros VIII, the headquarters world of the Republic and of the race of Man, in order to have any effect on the government at all but Deluros VIII is the best protected world in the Republic. But a new threat looms on the horizon. Cole, the Valkyrie, David Copperfield, Sharon Blacksmith, Jacovic, and the rest of the crew of the Teddy R face their greatest challenge yet, and the outcome will determine the fate of the entire galaxy.
Traveling carnival owner Thaddeus Flint swindles the owner of a freak show into an unlikely business partnership. When Flint discovers that the freaks are a group of undercover alien tourists, he keeps the secret from the outside world and looks for an opportunity to expand his carny tour out to the stars.
Traveling carnival owner Thaddeus Flint expands his tour from the American Northeast out to the stars, only to discover that some of the attractions don’t quite hold the audience like they did back on Earth. Realizing that his strip show has no more appeal to an alien audience than watching a saddle come off a horse, he re assigns his girls to work the game booths on the midway. When one of the girls can’t make the transition, he improvises an alien solution.
Book One of the Velvet Comet the enormous, exclusive, elaborate, and infamous orbiting brothel: As a field accountant for the Vainmill Syndicate, Harry Redwine is assigned to the Velvet Comet for the delicate task of financial sabotage. By inserting ‘errors’ in the accounting logs, the Syndicate intends to expose a phony embezzlement scheme as an excuse to shut down the troublesome orbiting pleasure palace. When the reclusive Redwine falls in love with the madam, he begins a tricky double cross that threatens more than the financial well being of the Comet.
Book Four of the Velvet Comet the enormous, exclusive, elaborate, and infamous orbiting brothel: Screenwriter and novelist Nate Page arrives aboard the empty Velvet Comet twenty three years after it is decommissioned by the Vainmill Syndicate. The light topic musical holographic production that Nate is writing is based on the Velvet Comet in its prime, and requires research available only through Cupid, the ship’s still functioning and nearly self aware onboard computer. As the cynical screenwriter and the unemotionally truthful computer struggle to create a work of fiction true to the reality of life aboard the Comet, Nate’s agent makes it clear that prostituting your art is not any different from prostituting your body.
One of the major voices in science fiction, Mike Resnick presents the first volume in a bold new trilogy. Jefferson Nighthawk known and feared by many as The Widowmaker, the consummate bounty hunter has been frozen for a century in order to defeat a deadly disease. Only now the cost of his care has risen, so The Widowmaker is called out of retirement for one special commission, and a very large chunk of cash. A notorious assassin has been wrecking havoc on the Frontier; who better but The Widowmaker to defeat him?
Jefferson Nighthawk, once the galaxy’s most feared killer, is cloned again and given a new mission. This time he is not only armed with the Widowmaker’s killing skills, but also with his lifetime of knowledge. Nighthawk’s new mission involves the rescue of a corrupt politician’s daughter, and the assassination of the rebel leader who holds her captive. But the daughter puts a wrinkle in the plan when she offers her father’s fortune if Nighthawk kills her father instead. While the odds are overwhelming, the price may be right.
He was the most feared bounty hunter in the galaxy, the consummate killing machine, a man known only as the Widowmaker. Now, after a century of being cryogenically frozen, Jefferson Nighthawk has a new lease on life and new enemies who want him dead…
. Jefferson Nighthawk has been awakened from his frozen sleep, his deadly disease cured. But although he still has the experience and instincts of the legendary Widowmaker, Nighthawk is now biologically in his sixties. His reflexes slowed by age, looking only to live out his days in peace, he decides on a quiet retirement on a Frontier world. Easier said than done. For while Nighthawk lay in cryogenic sleep, his two clones were killing in his name, leaving a trail of vengeful enemies in their wake. Nighthawk has one advantage: no one knows who he is just yet. But once word gets out that he’s back, every assassin on the Frontier will be out to make a rep by gunning him down. Suddenly the Widowmaker has only two choices: pick up his weapons…
or face death again and this time for keeps.
There is only one thing that Jefferson Nighthawk, the original Widowmaker, really wanted to do and that was retire on a far away planet and raise a garden. There were still two clones of him to keep the peace and carry on his legend. Unfortunately for him, his two clones have come to a disagreement. When a widowmaker takes on a widowmaker everyone runs for cover. There is only one man who can stand up to the clones of the Widowmaker…
the Widowmaker himself.
The Messiah of the Old Testament was no Prince of Peace. He was expected to come with sword and fire and raze the old kingdoms to the ground. There were four signs by which he would be known. Jesus of Nazareth fulfilled only one of the signs. That was more than a dozen other would be Messiahs could boast. Until 2047 A.D., when a grifter named Jeremiah the B fulfills them all and puts the world in more jeopardy than it’s been in since the comet hit 65 million years ago! Back in print after 15 years, complete and unabridged, here is Mike Resnick s controversial classic, The Branch. A stunner of a book. Barry N. Malzberg
It looked like a no-brainer to defense attorney Major Maxwell Becker. A starship captain has gone a little crazy and killed two of his crewmen in cold blood. Just plead insanity, make sure they give his client a nice, comfortable, padded cell, and go skiing at Aspen.
But the captain refuses to cop an insanity plea. He insists that the two crew members he killed were not humans, but aliens. That’s his story, and he’s sticking by it. So Becker reluctantly goes through the motions of trying to prove his case-
-and suddenly his witnesses start getting transferred or disappearing, and when he finally finds one he realizes there are holes in his story… and suddenly Becker is running for his life, hunted by every branch of the military. He can’t figure it out: he’s a loyal officer, he’s just doing his job as a military attorney, he’s never broken a law, there are no aliens: so why does everybody want him dead?
Join Hugo- and Nebula-winning author Mike Resnick as he chronicles Becker’s desperate attempt to learn the only thing that can save him: the truth.
‘Few stories move any faster or capture the reader any more completely than does Second Contact.’ –Comic Buyers’ Guide
‘Veteran readers of science fiction are pretty hard to surprise, but Resnick’s denoument in Second Contact is an almost-guaranteed eyebrow-lifter.’ –Cincinnati Post
‘Resnick weaves a tight and well-paced SF murder mystery with a pleasingly logical yet unexpected resolution.’ –Publisher’s Weekly
‘Second Contact is one of those books you keep telling yourself you’ll only read a portion of at a time, and then finish in a single sitting.’ –Science Fiction Chronicle
‘Resnick is thought-provoking, imaginative, and above all, galactically grand.’ –Los Angeles Times
The British are coming, and the dragons are waiting for them! Set in an alternative colonial America where dragons rule the landscape, the revolution is taking its bloody toll and General Washington will need all the help he can get to free the American colonies from their overseas rulers. Dragon America is an alternative history in the Orson Scott Card and Harry Turtledove modes, from a master of the genre.
Theodore Roosevelt: president, naturalist, explorer, author, cowboy, police commissioner, deputy marshal, soldier, taxidermist, ornithologist, and boxer. Everyone knows about that. But how about vampire hunter?Or African king?Or Jack the Ripper’s nemesis?Or World War I doughboy?Mike Resnick the most awarded short story writer in science fiction history, according to Locus has been the biographer of these other Teddy Roosevelts for almost two decades. Here you will find a familiar Roosevelt, but in unfamiliar surroundings stalking a vampire through the streets of New York, or a crazed killer down the back alleys of Whitechapel, coming face to face with the devastation of 20th Century warfare, waging an early battle for women’s suffrage, applying all his skills to bring American democracy to the untamed African wilderness, or coming face to face with one of H. G. Wells’ Martian invaders in the swamps of Cuba. And, as Winston Churchill said of the Arthurian legends, if these stories aren’t true, then they should have been. Enjoy.
This first collection of short fiction from Resnick Second Contact features several of his most popular stories and an array of less distinguished work. Standouts include ‘Kirinyaga’ and ‘For I Have Touched the Sky,’ two installments from Resnick’s well regarded Kirinyaga series, set on an orbital space habitat modeled on a pre colonial African culture
A collection of original short stories features tales of space age murder and mystery starring human villains and victims, aliens, robots, clones, and sleuths.
Girls for the Slime God is a collection based around three Henry Kuttner stories published in 1938, stories that almost actually delivered on the lurid promises of the pulp magazine covers of the day. Besides the Kuttner stories, the 1960 Playboy article by William Knoles that sparked the interest of future editor Mike Resnick and the story science fiction legend Isaac Asimov was prompted to write in response are included. As are the script that Mike’s wife Carol adapted from one of the stories and Barry Malzberg’s afterword that sheds a bit of additional light on the Asimov story. Wrapped in a cover by Hugo Award nominee Peggy Ransom, Girls for the Slime God is a fascinating look into an era when heroic spacemen saved scantily clad women from bug eyed monsters and evil scientists bent on galactic conquest.
An anthology of science fiction stories written by award winner Mike Resnick, who is ‘by far the best anthologies editor in the business’ Kristine Kathryn Rusch, from the Introduction.
This book contains all 11 Resnick/Nick DiChario stories, including ‘The Winterberry’, the first story Resnick ever bought from DiChario. It also includes ‘Even Butterflies Can Sting’, a story Resnick wrote for one of DiChario’s anthologies. The book contains introductions by each of them, to both the book as a whole and to each story.
New Dreams for Old is a collection of science fiction and fantasy stories by Mike Resnick, showing the depth and range that has not only made him a popular seller, but also placed him fourth and climbing on the all time award list of all science fiction writers living and dead as compiled by Locus. This book contains award winners and nominees. It contains two stories that are currently in development by Hollywood. It contains stories that have won readers polls, that have won foreign prizes, and a few that are just out and out hilarious. Most of these stories constitute recent work. One of them ‘Travels With My Cats’ was a 2005 Hugo Award winner and a Nebula nominee, while another ‘A Princess of Earth’ was also a 2005 Hugo nominee. The story ‘Robots Don t Cry’ was a 2004 Hugo nominee the previous year. Also included are the Hugo and Nebula nominee ‘For I Have Touched the Sky,’ Hugo nominee ‘Mwalimu in the Squared Circle,’ and Hugo winner ‘The 43 Antarean Dynasties.’ This collection also includes two novellas that have never seen print outside of the members only Science Fiction Book Club. Are there really elephants on Neptune? What does Old MacDonald of nursery rhyme fame actually grow on his farm? Is there much difference between pruning elderly flowers and elderly people? A trio of award nominees, ‘The Elephants on Neptune,’ ‘Old MacDonald Had a Farm,’ and ‘Hothouse Flowers,’ provide the answers. This is a collection of enormous range and the highest quality. More to the point, every story will not only make the reader think, but feel. The collection is introduced by Nancy Kress, herself a multiple Hugo and Nebula winner, and a monthly columnist for Writer’s Digest.
At times humorous, at other times serious, this endearing collection of short fiction explores many concepts regarding fantastical or futuristic safaris. Detailing the many contrasting pitfalls of hunting, a hardboiled detective attempts to locate a unicorn in New York City on New Year’s Day, and in a later tale, must track down a millennia old vampire in order to save his assistant. In the Nebula nominated story Hunting the Snark, a classical big game hunt on a newly discovered planet develops similarities to Lewis Carroll s famous poem, yet ends with a surprising twist. In The Soul Eater and Nicobar Lane The Soul Eater s Story, separate views are offered from the hunter and the hunted in an eccentric love story that incorporates elements of Moby Dick and the legend of the Flying Dutchman. Offering a few somber features, Safari 2103 AD looks at a world where the number of wild animals can be counted on one s fingers, while in Bwana, colonists leave industrialized Africa to create a paradise on a new world, only to discover how fragile they are. Imaginative and captivating, each narrative offers a unique spin on what it means to be a hunter.
Comprised of two novellas and five short stories from one of science fiction’s most renowned contemporary authors, this volume is a collection of all of Mike Resnick s works that deal with religious themes. From the story about the nature of killing to an offbeat interpretation of the coming of the Messiah at the end of the 21st century, these tales are all conversations elaborating Resnick s philosophies on God, Jesus, the Wandering Jew, and other elements of religion. Thought provoking and irreverent, these stories exemplify some of the great work from this award winning author.
Subtitled ‘Turning Sow’s Ear Drafts into Silk Purse Stories,’ this may be the finest how-to-write book of the year. Resnick takes the reader through multiple drafts of his own award-winning stories, showing what he changed and why. Features questions and Resnick’s answers from readers who critiqued his drafts as he wrote them. Highly recommended.
These 61 essays and articles include Mike Resnick’s work for galaxyonline. com, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, book introductions, and much, much more! Features an introduction by Robert J. Sawyer
Mike Resnick’s second collection of essays, anecdotes, speeches, and convention reports not to mention lists and obituaries, written for science fiction fan magazines, includes topics as diverse as Edgar Rice Burroughs, Teddy Roosevelt, My Most Memorable Collecting Experience, Where Do You Get Those Crazy Novel Ideas?, Bathrooms I Have Known, and much more.
Two prolific and award winning science fiction writers, Mike Resnick and Barry N. Malzberg, have been publishing a ‘Dialogue’ in every issue of the SFWA Bulletin, official publication of the Science Fiction Writers of America, for more than a decade. These collected columns explore every aspect of the literary genre, from writing to marketing to publishing, combining wit and insight with decades of experience in 25 topics.
An anthology of pieces, by such writers as Jack L. Chalker, David Gerrold, Michael P. Kube McDowell, and others, speculates on what might have happened had the presidential elections over the years ended with different results.
At the end of a bloody thousand year war against an invincible enemy, an uneasy peace has finally been achieved between humans and the dreaded cyborg warriors of the Cylon Empire. But peace soon turns to bloodshed when the Cylons launch an unexpected attack against humanity’s twelve Colonial worlds, wiping out most of the inhabitants. Written by series creator Glen A. Larson and author Robert Thurston, this volume collects for the first time the novelizations of two classic Battlestar Galactica television episodes: the pilot ‘Saga of a Star World’ and ‘The Gun on Ice Planet Zero.’
Long out of print, this is a novelisation of one of the most popular of the original ‘Battlestar Galactica’ episodes, co written by the show’s creator, Glen A. Larson. Features a new introduction by series star Richard Hatch, who portrayed Captain Apollo. In The Tombs Of Kobol, female pilots must step into the breach when an unknown virus strikes down the Viper Corps, leaving only Apollo and Starbuck untouched. The ‘Galactica’ reaches the planet Kobol in search of a clue to the location of Earth but attaining such knowledge will come with a heavy price…
On a routine reconnaissance mission, Starbuck crashlands on a world where the Cylons have wiped out most of the adult population, leaving tribes of children in charge. It’s Lord of the Flies meets The Guns of Navarone as Starbuck leads the children in a daring raid to free their father from the Cylons.
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.
‘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 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 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.
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.
A collection of science fiction tales set in a futuristic African continent features the writing of Vernor Vinge, Gregory Benford, Bruce Sterling, Kim Stanley Robinson, Howard Waldrop, and Mike Resnick.
She’s A Hot Demon On The Run From Hell Which Isn’t Easy To Do In Heels.
Once upon a time, Jezebel was a powerful succubus, capable of seducing men and sucking out their souls. But that was before Hell put a bounty on her head. Now her only chance to escape a fate far worse than death is to live as a mortal, losing herself in a sea of unfamiliar humanity, in a place where sinners walk hand in hand with saints a place like Belle’s strip club in New York City.
Working as an exotic dancer is a piece of cake for a former demon who once specialized in sex. Taking money from men? Please. It’s like leading lawyers to the Lake of Fire. Plus the lingerie is great. But she hadn’t counted on meeting sexy Paul Hamilton, a man haunted by his past. Good bye, succubus; hello, lovestruck. Learning all about how complicated and pleasurable love can be, Jezebel thinks she’s turned her back on Hell.
But Hell hasn’t stopped looking for her. The secrets Jezebel holds are the most dangerous of all, the kind every demon in the Underworld would do their worst to protect. Demons are closing in, which is enough to make Jezebel shiver in her G string. But it’s her love for Paul that’s going to have deadly consequences…
Jesse may no longer be a soul stealing succubus, but she’s got a Hell of a past. She’d love to come clean to her sweet, super hot boyfriend Paul, but how exactly does a girl start that conversation? There’s no name tag that reads: ‘I Used to Have Sex with Men before Taking Their Souls to the Lake of Fire Ask Me How!’ Just like some people are worth being monogamous for shudder, some secrets are worth keeping. Like the fact that bad boy incubus Daunuan keeps popping up from the Underworld to put some toe curling moves on her; that her former associates are trying to strong arm her back into the fold; and that every supernatural entity on the planet seems to want to have a conversation with her in the bathroom. But someone in the Underworld isn’t ready to play nice go figure, and this time, the stakes are nothing less than Paul’s immortal soul. If Hell wants Jesse back so badly, they’ve got her. But payback’s a bitch, and this bitch is about to rock Hell like a hurricane or lose her soul trying…
Lilith Unbound (With: Jonathan Moeller,,Lawrence Schimel,Ed Greenwood,,Elaine Cunningham,J. Robert King,,,Jackie Kessler,Stephen D. Sullivan)
‘Bound is the bewitching Lilith…
‘ So begins an ancient incantation for protection against the demon Lilith. Lilith, the First Woman, the wife Adam discarded. Lilith, the goddess of storms, the night bird. Lilith, the succubus who haunts men’s dreams. Lilith the child slaying monster, the mother of demons. Lilith the feminist poster girl. Lilith the muse. The stories herein set Lilith free to explore all these aspects. Mike Resnick and Lawrence Schimel portray her as the ultimate shiksa. Nisi Shawl goes looking for her in the savannas of Africa. J. Robert King finds her in the changeling babies of a modern world. Ed Greenwood delivers her in a mysterious and seductive painting. T. L. Morganfield melds Lilith lore with Native American mythology. Jackie Kessler explores her succubus origins. Eirene Donohue twines a handful of Lilith themes into a tale of storm chased young girl. Within these pages Lilith is a vengeful asteroid, a self help guru, a divorce lawyer, and much, much more…
Daunuan was never the ambitious type. There’s so much to love about his job just the way it is mind blowing sexual prowess, the power to seduce any human, excellent dental plan. But now Pan, the King of Lust, has offered to make Daun his right hand incubus a position other demons would give their left horn for. All he has to do is entice a soul destined for heaven into a damnable act of lust. Should take, oh, seven minutes, tops. Then he meets his target, Virginia Reed. She’s cute. Funny. Smart. Unfathomably resistant to his charms. He can’t understand it. But Daun has centuries of seduction to his credit. He’s the best there is. Sooner or later he’ll transform this polar icecap of a female into a pool of molten desire, and every instinct tells him she’ll be worth the effort. Meanwhile, he has to deal with a plague of rogue demons Hell bent on taking him down, sent by an unknown enemy with a serious grudge. And one other problem: the dawning realization that he’s falling in love that unholiest of four letter words with the woman he’s about to doom for all eternity…
Here at last the first exciting book in a bold new series of Lara Croft novels tying directly into the popular video games. The Amulet of Power reveals the never before shown events that took place between The Last Revelation and Angel of Darkness. Trapped beneath the ruins of an Egyptian tomb, Lara faces certain death…
until fate intervenes and sets her on the trail of an ancient talisman of power.
Archaeologist and explorer Lara Croft travels the world in search of ancient relics, forgotten crypts, and lost cities. Highly trained for combat and possessing an insatiable appetite for adventure, she answers to no one and goes wherever the quest takes her heedless of the danger.
When Lara turns up in the Middle East, despite the rumors of her death, religious fanatics believe she has located the coveted Amulet of Mareish. Lost since the siege of Khartoum, the amulet is rumored to grant the wearer untold power. Some long to possess it, others want to see it destroyed, and both sides pursue Lara relentlessly. While she fights trained warriors and ruthless mercenaries, and desperately searches for the jewel they all seek, one thing becomes clear: the fate of the world rests in the hands of…
LARA CROFT: TOMB RAIDER.
While on a mission for the CIA to recover stolen Iraqi artifacts, Lara Croft narrowly escapes death only to be thrown headlong into her next action packed adventure.
After destroying years of his research on the ancient M ne cult, archaeologist Professor Frys is murdered by an unknown assassin. Lara Croft knows her colleague must have stumbled upon a dangerous secret and someone took his life to ensure it would remain in the shadows. So Lara jets to the mysterious cloud forests of eastern Peru, home of the M ne ruins, and makes a shocking discovery: A group is attempting to revive the sinister cult and its mind controlling ways. One of the followers is Lara’s former friend and failed prot g , Tomb Raider Ajay and she is determined to see Lara silenced…
permanently. But Lara, never one to run from a challenge, has other plans.
NEW ADVENTURES BASED ON THE WORLD S BESTSELLING VIDEO GAMEAfter completing a near fatal mission in the mysterious cloud forests of Peru, Lara Croft flies to Warsaw to tackle her next assignment and finds herself in the middle of an epic battle for the ultimate power. Reuben Baptiste needs Lara Croft’s help transporting precious cargo. But before Reuben can reveal any details, he is murdered and Lara signs on with Reuben s employer, the mysterious Order of the Bronze, to avenge his death. The Order shares with Lara its greatest treasure: a bronze android, thousands of years old, with uncanny abilities. But the android is crippled, missing a leg, and whoever finds that leg will gain astonishing powers. Hot on the trail is Lara s nemesis, Lancaster Urdmann, now working for an unknown employer with strange abilities. As Lara jets from Siberia to Australia to Rio de Janiero, she is drawn into an age old conflict of secret societies, intrigue, and death…
The year is 1881. The United States of America ends at the Mississippi River. Beyond lies the Indian nations, where the magic of powerful Medicine Men has halted the advance of the Americans east of the river. An American government desperate to expand its territory sends Thomas Alva Edison out West to the town of Tombstone, Arizona, on a mission to discover a scientific means of counteracting magic. Hired to protect this great genius, Wyatt Earp and his brothers. But there are plenty who would like to see the Earps and Edison dead. Riding to their aid are old friends Doc Holliday and Bat Masterson. Against them stand the Apache wizard Geronimo and the Clanton gang. Battle lines are drawn, and the Clanton gang, which has its own reasons for wanting Edison dead, sends for Johnny Ringo, the one man who might be Doc Holliday’s equal in a gunfight. But what shows up instead is The Thing That Was Once Johnny Ringo, returned from the dead and come to Tombstone looking for a fight. Welcome to a West like you’ve never seen before, where ‘Bat Masterson’ hails from the ranks of the undead, where electric lights shine down on the streets of Tombstone, while horseless stagecoaches carry passengers to and fro, and where death is no obstacle to The Thing That Was Once Johnny Ringo. Think you know the story of the O.K. Corral? Think again, as five time Hugo winner Mike Resnick takes on his first steampunk western tale, and the West will never be the same.
This is the rip roaring steampunk sequel to popular ‘The Buntline Special’, filled with adventure, excitement, and more than a little gun slinging action! The time is 1882. With the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral behind him, the consumptive Doc Holliday makes his way to Deadwood, Colorado, where he plans to spend the rest of his short life. But one night he gets a little too drunk and loses everything at the gaming table. He realizes that he needs to replenish his bankroll, and quick, so that he can live out his days in comfort. He considers his options and hits upon the one most likely to produce income in a hurry: he’ll use his shooting skills to turn bounty hunter. The biggest reward is for the death of the young desperado known as Billy the Kid. It’s clear from the odds the Kid has faced and beaten, that he is protected by some powerful magic. Doc enlists the aid of both magic Geronimo and science Thomas Edison, and goes out after his quarry. But as he soon finds out, nothing is as easy as it looks.
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.
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.
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.
A collection of seventeen tales of science fiction features works by Isaac Asimov, Philip K. Dick, Frederik Pohl, George Alec Effinger, Jane Yolen, Ian Watson, Barry N. Malzberg, Patricia Nurse, and others.
A collection of ‘what if’ stories about Hollywood’s most memorable personalities features the writing of Mercedes Lackey, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, David Gerrold, Judith Tarr, Jack Haldeman, and Janet Kagan.
Short stories by Mike Resnick, Jody Lynn Nye, Diane Duane, William R. Forstchen, and S. M. Stirling, among others, provide a rich fantasy journey into the world of the fabulous dragons of legend and lore.
Authorized by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s estate, this brand new collection of 26 Sherlock Holmes stories takes place in Holmes’ own era, in our present time, and in the future. All the tales contain some science fiction or fantasy element, and all remain true to the spirit and personality of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous and enduring creation.
In an anthology of tales inspired by Wells’s The War of the Worlds, notable science fiction authors such as Connie Willis, Mike Resnick, Robert Silverberg, and Gregory Benford imagine the Martian invasion seen through the eyes of his contemporaries in other locations throughout the world.
All new stories of fantastic flying creatures, including an original novella by Mercedes Lackey.
I Have This Nifty Idea…
Now what do I do with it? This book contains outlines for science fiction and fantasy novels which real authors new and old used to sell their books to major publishing companies…
actual examples drawn from authors files, not idealized versions prepared just for a textbook. Whether you re a beginning writer looking to break into novels, an experienced professional seeking new tools and techniques to sell books, or a fan curious about the remarkable thought processes of some of the great genre writers of our time, you will find something here which enlightens, educates, and entertains you. I Have This Nifty Idea is the perfect addition to every library of books on writing. Includes work by Robert Silverberg, David Brin, Joe Haldeman, Mike Resnick, Robert J. Sawyer, Barry N. Malzberg, Kevin J. Anderson, Charles Sheffield, Katharine Kerr, Jack Dann, Jack L. Chalker, and many more.
They’re not men. But that won’t stop them from writing SF like men. That’s the premise of this highly original collection of new short stories written from the viewpoint of the opposite sex.
Janis Ian has inspired fans for years with her lyrical and evocative music. Now, this popular music legend has invited her favorite science fiction and fantasy writers to interpret her songs using their own unique voices. The result is the most unusual and exciting collaboration in the worlds of both science fiction fantasy and music.
A collection of virtually all original stories by the next generation of science fiction superstars chosen by one of its current stars. Includes stories by Kage Baker, Janis Ian, Julie E. Czerneda, Susan Matthews, Shane Tourtelotte, Cory Doctorow, Kay Kenyon, and others.
Fifteen original tales of ‘what if’
Some of today’s top science fiction writers explore the futures that might have been, including original stories from Julie E. Czerneda and other great names in the genre.
WHAT MAKES A warrior?This gutsy collection of 15 original short stories compiled by bestselling author Tamora Pierce and anthologist author Josepha Sherman answers this question with thought, heart, a lot of variety, and an occasional wink. Contributors include some of today’s most beloved fantasy and sciencefiction authors: Tamora Pierce, Holly Black, Pamela Service, Margaret Mahy, Bruce Holland Rogers, Mike Resnick, Brent Hartinger, and more. From the Hardcover edition.
Space Cadets edited by Mike Resnick 24 stories illiciting memories of the Golden Age of Science Fiction. The late Frankie Thomas, who died just as this book was going to press, thrilled a generation of future fans and writers as Tom Corbett, Space Cadet, in the early days of television. L.A. Con IV, the 2006 World Science Fiction Convention, selected Frankie as its Special Guest, and this book of stories about Space Cadets, each and every one of them inspired by Frankies acts of derring do on the small black and white screens of the very early 1950s, is the conventions and Fandoms tribute to him. In these pages youll find stories by L.A. Con IVs Writer Guest of Honor Connie Willis, plus Mercedes Lackey, Harry Turtledove, Kevin J. Anderson, David Brin, Larry Niven, Mike Resnick, Gregory Benford & Elizabeth Malartre, Kristine Kathryn Rusch & Dean Wesley Smith, Josepha Sherman, Todias Buckell, Craig Miller, Ralph Roberts, Kay Kenyon, Catherine Asaro, Stephen Leigh, Nick DiChario, Michael Burstein, Barry Malzberg, Brad Sinor, John DeChancie, and the book concludes with a novella by David Gerrold. Before he died, Frankie wrote down some of his experiences as a young actor portraying Tom Corbett, and they are included here as well. The cover art is by L.A. Con IVs Artist Guest of Honor James Gurney.
This collection of 29 short stories from masters of science fiction each tale chosen by the authors as the funniest they have ever written presents wildly hilarious stories accompanied by prefaces written by the authors providing valuable insight into their selection and themselves. Featured contributors include David Brin, Esther Friesner, Harry Turtledove, Connie Willis, and many more, with stories such as Amanda and the Alien, Franz Kafka, Superhero!, Space Rats of the CCC, The Soul Selects Her Own Society, and Too Hot to Hoot .
This annual publication as chosen by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America brings together the best of the year’s stories, as well as essays and commentary on the current state of the genre and predictions of future science fiction and fantasy films, art, and more.
This year’s award winning authors include Joe Haldeman Novel, Kelly Link Novella, Novelette, and Carol Emshwiller Short Story.
This collection of 29 short stories from masters of science fiction each tale chosen by the authors as the funniest they have ever written presents wildly hilarious accounts accompanied by a preface that offers valuable insight into the authors and their selections. Contributors include David Drake, Gregory Benford, Janis Ian, Gene Wolf, Brian Hopkins, Kevin Anderson, and many more, with stories such as, Tapestries, Rattler, The Robot Who Came to Dinner, and The Acid Test.
New stories written as if during science fiction’s Golden Age. Far off planets, aliens, time travel, retro future technologies and rocket ships with fins. Golden Age stories by Stephen Baxter, Terry Bisson, Terry Bramlett, Tobias S. Buckell, Tom Dupree, James Gunn, Max Habilis, Paul E. Martens, Will McDermott, G. David Nordley, Alan Purestem, Mike Resnick, Rudy Rucker, Robert Sheckley, Justin Stanchfield and Trent Walters, presented by Hadley Rille Books, Edited by Eric T. Reynolds. The Golden Age: that fascinating era when science fiction grew up. It was the era that transformed a generation into believing in many of the things we take for granted today the genre that inspired thousands of future scientists and engineers. From the twenty first century we travel back to the Golden Age and imagine the future again, as the dreamers did.
Continuing in the vein of the Award winning Retro Pulp Tales, Joe R. Lansdale and his son Keith Lansdale present, Son of Retro Pulp Tales. More stories in the tradition of the pulps, early digest magazines and pre sixties films, this one contains everything from Lovecraftian monsters to demons to hardboiled shoot outs to plain ole unchained oddness. So, tuck yourself in bed with a reading light and a snack, and prepare to be transported to wild worlds and weird situations by the pure story teller tradition. Come on in, the pulp is fine.
Selected from the Hugo award nominated Clarkesworld Magazine, Realms collects the work of twenty five visionary writers of short fiction, including such World Fantasy, Philip K. Dick, Tiptree, Hugo, and Campbell Award winners and finalists as Jeffrey Ford, Mary Robinette Kowal, Jay Lake, Cat Rambo, Tim Pratt, Robert Reed, Mike Resnick, and Catherynne M. Valente and amazing stories from up and comers like Karen Heuler, Paul Jessup, Yoon Ha Lee, Margaret Ronald, and many more!