Starbleached by Chelsea Gaither Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1 mb Overview: The Overseers have enslaved humanity, and only Adrienne Parker has the cure. Maybe. If the test on the next-to-last free human colony goes smoothly.
Adrienne was given one task when she came to Holton Station: Develop a drug that will take humans off the Overseer menu. It didn’t hurt that her research partner, Dr. Bryan Landry, was hotter than the surface of Alpha Centauri. But that romantic distraction proved fatal. Bryan and Holton station were destroyed, leaving Adrienne alone with Space Marines and two thousand doses of the Landry Enzyme–humanity’s last hope against the Overseers. There are only two free human colonies standing between the aliens and Earth. If the Landry Enzyme doesn’t work, everyone is doomed.
Then Adrienne and the Landry Enzyme are captured before testing can begin. Stranded on a hostile planet with an Overseer renegade, Adrienne is given a terrible choice: help her enemy destroy Bryan’s research, or die as a monster’s midnight snack. Adrienne swears to be defiant to the last; at least she’ll give the alien indigestion.
But when a plague strikes the humans on the renegade’s world, she realizes the space between stars isn’t always so black-and-white… Genre: Fiction > Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Undead at Heart by Calum Kerr Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1 mb Overview: It is a sunny afternoon in the heart of England and all seems normal. But when a burning truck flies through the air and lands in the middle of the road, it changes Nicola and Tony’s lives for ever and sends them on a breathless journey into darkness. In the company of other refugees, on the run from aliens and zombies, this is the story of their desperate attempt to find safety in the midst of chaos. Genre: Fiction > Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Eye Candy by Ryan Schneider Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1 mb Overview: In a near-future Los Angeles of 2047, roboticist Danny Olivaw finds himself on a blind date with a beautiful robopsychologist named Candy. But the next day, strange things begin to happen. Confronted with an unbearable truth, Danny soon begins a downward spiral in search for the woman he loves. Little does he know what fate has in store for them. Brilliantly conceived and executed with delicate precision, Eye Candy is a complex, endearing tale for mature readers that’s as fast-paced and uplifting as it is fun. Genre: Fiction > Sci-Fi/Fantasy
The Sixth Discipline by Carmen Webster Buxton (Haven #1) Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 1 mb Overview: Ran-Del Jahanpur is a warrior of the Sansoussy Forest, trained in both the mental and physical Disciplines of his people. He thinks he’s prepared for any danger the forest might hold, but his skills prove useless when he’s caught in a hi-tech trap. Soon Ran-Del finds himself in a city so alien it might as well be another world—machines speak, vehicles fly, and his captors’ weapons can inflict pain without touching him. Every time Ran-Del tries to escape, he’s foiled by a technology he doesn’t understand. As terrifying as the city is, his kidnapper, the enigmatic Baron Hayden, exudes a jovial affability that worries the Sansoussy even more. What can such a powerful man want with a Sansoussy warrior, who can neither read nor write and knows nothing of city ways? The Baron’s daughter Francesca clearly knows more than she’s saying, but Ran-Del’s psy sense tells him only she’s being truthful, not what she’s thinking. And it’s only after it seems that Ran-Del has escaped the city and its dangers, that he finds out how thoroughly he has been caught. Genre: Fiction > Sci-Fi/Fantasy
The Book of Dragons: An Anthology by Jonathan Strahan (editor) Requirements: .ePUB reader, 6.8MB | Retail Overview: Scott Lynch, R.F. Kuang, Kate Elliott, Ken Liu, Todd McCaffrey, Garth Nix, Peter S. Beagle, and other modern masters of fantasy and science fiction put their unique spin on the greatest of mythical beasts-the dragon-in never-before-seen works written exclusively for this fantasy anthology compiled by award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan and with art by Rovina Cai!
Here there be dragons . . .
From China to Europe, Africa to North America, dragons have long captured our imagination in myth and legend. Whether they are rampaging beasts awaiting a brave hero to slay or benevolent sages who have much to teach humanity, dragons are intrinsically connected to stories of creation, adventure, and struggle beloved for generations.
Bringing together nearly thirty stories and poems from some of the greatest science fiction and fantasy writers working today, this extraordinary collection vividly breathes fire and life into one of our most captivating and feared magical creatures as never before and is sure to become a treasured keepsake for fans of fantasy, science fiction, and fairy tales. Genre: Fiction > Sci-fi/Fantasy
What Heroism Tells Us by Jane Yolen Matriculation by Elle Katharine White Hikayat Sri Bujang, or, The Tale of the Naga Sage by Zen Cho Yuli by Daniel Abraham A Whisper of Blue by Ken Liu Nidhog by Jo Walton Where the River Turns to Concrete by Brooke Bolander Habitat by K. J. Parker Pox by Ellen Klages Pox by Ellen Klages The Nine Curves River by R. F. Kuang Lucky’s Dragon by Kelly Barnhill I Make Myself a Dragon by Beth Cato The Exile by JY Yang Except on Saturdays by Peter S. Beagle La Vitesse by Kelly Robson A Final Knight to Her Love and Foe by Amal El-Mohtar The Long Walk by Kate Elliott Cut Me Another Quill, Mister Fitz by Garth Nix Hoard by Seanan McGuire The Wyrm of Lirr by C. S. E. Cooney The Last Hunt by Aliette de Bodard We Continue by Ann Leckie and Rachel Swirsky Small Bird’s Plea by Todd McCaffrey The Dragons by Theodora Goss Dragon Slayer by Michael Swanwick Camouflage by Patricia A. McKillip We Don’t Talk About the Dragon by Sarah Gailey Maybe Just Go Up There and Talk to It by Scott Lynch The Nine Curves River by R. F. Kuang Lucky’s Dragon by Kelly Barnhill I Make Myself a Dragon by Beth Cato The Exile by JY Yang Except on Saturdays by Peter S. Beagle La Vitesse by Kelly Robson A Final Knight to Her Love and Foe by Amal El-Mohtar The Long Walk by Kate Elliott Cut Me Another Quill, Mister Fitz by Garth Nix Hoard by Seanan McGuire The Wyrm of Lirr by C. S. E. Cooney The Last Hunt by Aliette de Bodard We Continue by Ann Leckie and Rachel Swirsky Small Bird’s Plea by Todd McCaffrey The Dragons by Theodora Goss Dragon Slayer by Michael Swanwick Camouflage by Patricia A. McKillip We Don’t Talk About the Dragon by Sarah Gailey Maybe Just Go Up There and Talk to It by Scott Lynch A Nice Cuppa by Jane Yolen
Red Dust by Yoss Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.5MB | Retail Overview: From beloved Cuban science fiction author Yoss comes a bitingly funny space-opera homage to Raymond Chandler, about a positronic robot detective on the hunt for some extra-dangerous extraterrestrial criminals.
On the intergalactic trading station William S. Burroughs, profit is king and aliens are the kingmakers. Earthlings have bowed to their superior power and weaponry, though the aliens-praying-mantis-like Grodos with pheromonal speech and gargantuan Collosaurs with a limited sense of humor-kindly allow them to do business through properly controlled channels.
That’s where our hero comes in, name of Raymond. As part of the android police force, this positronic robot detective navigates both worlds, human and alien, keeping order and evaporating wrongdoers. But nothing in his centuries of experience prepares him for Makrow 34, a fugitive Cetian perp with psi powers. Meaning he can alter the shape of the Gaussian bell curve of statistical probability-making it rain indoors, say, or causing a would-be captor to shoot himself in the face. Raymond will need all his training-and all his careful study of Chandler’s hardbitten cops-to outmaneuver his quarry.
As he did in his brilliantly funny and sharp science-fiction satires A Planet for Rent, Super Extra Grande, and Condomnauts, Yoss makes the familiar strange and the strange familiar in Red Dust, giving us an unforgettable half-human hero and a richly imagined universe where the bad guys are above the laws of physics. Genre: Fiction > Sci-fi/Fantasy
Annie of the Undead by Varian Wolf Requirements: .ePUB reader, 251 KB Overview: “Angry” Annie Eastwood is a hard-knock boxer who’s spent more time behind bars than inside the ropes, but it turns out that is exactly the kind of girl the Vampire Miguel needs. When he plucks her off the frigid streets of wintery Detroit and whisks her away to steamy old New Orleans, not even the fearsome undead prowling the city’s streets are ready for her. Hunted by witches, Miguel takes Annie on the run. They hole up in -of all places, a bed and breakfast with a blue FEMA tarp on its roof and a man who regularly runs naked up and down the street. Despite her hard-earned mistrust of pretty much everybody she’s ever known, she finds herself charmed by the come-as-you-are attitude of New Orleans’ residents. Once a loner skirting the fringes of society, she discovers that for the first time she longs to be part of the world, even as the beguiling Vampire Miguel would draw her away from it. A couple years out from Hurricane Katrina, the city and its people are still covered with scars, but worse trouble is stirring in the city. A supernatural storm is brewing, and Annie and her vampire are about to be caught in the middle of it. A fresh new voice in supernatural fiction, Varian Wolf pays homage to the genre without succumbing to its stereotypes. Her debut novel is as hilarious as it is thoughtful, as intense as it is irreverent. Annie of the Undead is a powerful opener to an edgy new series. Genre: Fiction > Sci-Fi/Fantasy
De geheimen van Khifa by Mark Doornbos (De kronieken van Cromrak 1) Requirements: ePUB Reader / 2.7 MB Overview: De hebberige jonge ork Cromrak en de ervaren avonturier Grash reizen naar de wereld van hun oudste vijanden, de mensen, om op zoek te gaan naar een magisch medaillon met mythische krachten. De hebberige jonge ork Cromrak en de ervaren avonturier Grash reizen naar de wereld van hun oudste vijanden, de mensen, om op zoek te gaan naar een magisch medaillon met mythische krachten. Daarbij maken ze meer mee dan Cromrak lief is, maar uiteindelijk doet hij wel meer dan één interessante ontdekking. Een jaar later, als Cromrak zijn oude leven weer heeft opgepakt, wordt het rijk van de orks plotseling geteisterd door een meedogenloze plaag. Is dit toeval, of zijn er hier boosaardige krachten aan het werk? En welk verband is er met Cromraks reis? Samen met zijn vrienden, de dappere maar onstuimige jager Kendar en de briljante maar schuchtere sjamaan Varok, trekt Cromrak eropuit om op zoek te gaan naar het medicijn… en de waarheid. Sommige beproevingen zijn niet in één roman te vangen. Zeker niet als het gaat om Cromrak, een niet-alledaagse ork. Maar ze hebben wel altijd een begin, en dat wordt beschreven in dit eerste boek van De kronieken van Cromrak. Genre: Fantasy & Sciencefiction
Achtervolgd door de tijd by Dennis Jurhill Requirements: ePUB Reader / 1.4 MB Overview: Wat zou jij doen als je de mogelijkheid had om de toekomst te veranderen? Een vreselijke ramp zet het leven van de 15-jarige Alex volledig op zijn kop. Hij krijgt de kans om samen met een in-vitro meisje naar de toekomst te reizen om daar op zoek te gaan naar antwoorden. Als ze in haar tijd aankomen, krijgen ze allesbehalve een warm welkom. Op de hielen gezeten door een commando politie-eenheid en vijandelijke spionnen komen ze langzamerhand steeds dichter bij de waarheid. Gebeurtenissen in de toekomst blijken een direct verband te hebben met het verleden. Alex zal alles op alles moeten zetten als hij die vreselijke ramp in het heden wil voorkomen en tegelijkertijd de toekomst wil behoeden voor een groot gevaar. ”We sprongen in het midden van de draaikolk, die ons met ongelooflijke kracht door een donkere tunnel heen zoog. Het voelde alsof ik in elkaar werd gedrukt en ik probeerde me te focussen op het meisje, wier hand ik stevig vasthield. Ik deed mijn ogen dicht en liet me meevoeren. Het leek alsof ik steeds dieper en dieper viel in een groot zwart gat, dat alle begrip van tijd en ruimte te boven ging.” Genre: Fantasy
Diggers: The Sharp Edge of the Universe by Jerrett James, Shannon Heather Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1 mb Overview: Space Diggers have a tradition of passing on their vast knowledge of dirt to the next generation, but eleven-year-old Finn O’Reilly is the next generation and he wants nothing to do with dirt. Scientists are the rock stars on Space Station Vortex and Finn dreams of being one of them, but his family of Diggers traces back nine generations and Diggers don’t make discoveries – they dig. All he can do is sneak into the Lab with his Mom’s janitorial I.D. and salivate over each new discovery. When he’s caught in the science lab with the broken shards of a great new metal the dreams of becoming a Scientist are smashed along with it and the microscope slides he was trying to save from the trash become evidence against him. The day the space station slams into nothing in the middle of space, Finn risks being branded the worst Digger in nine generations and he takes an unauthorized trip in a borrowed Digger shuttle. His first epic discovery turns into a rescue mission when an enormous humanoid the size of a billion space stations throws a slide labeled The Milky Way into a box marked Trash. Genre: Fiction > Sci-Fi/Fantasy