Two children are swept up in an imaginative quest to save the king and his realm from dark forces when the king emerges from a magical door at the park and presses a map and strange objects into their hands before being captured and disappearing.
The Tuck family is confronted with an agonizing situation when it discovers that a 10-year-old girl and a malicious stranger now share their secret, about a spring of magical water that prevents the drinker from ever growing any older.
In Just City, a planned community populated by more than 10,000 children and a few hundred adult teachers from all eras of history, its residents, consisting of gods and humans, discover that they must all learn from each other in order to survive this experiment and become their best selves. By the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of Among Others.
Collects thirty-two short tales by the popular author of The Martian Chronicles and The Illustrated Man that explore the otherworldly depths of the human soul, including "The Golden Apples of the Sun" and "A Sound of Thunder," about a race against time to save humankind. Originally published as The Golden Apples of the Sun. Reprint. 40,000 first printing. (A Warner Bros film, releasing March 2005, starring Ben Kingsley & Ed Norton) (Story Collection)
Delia Sherman takes seemingly insignificant moments in the lives of artists or sailors — the light out a window, the two strokes it takes to turn a small boat — and finds the ghosts haunting them, the magic surrounding them. Here are lives that make up larger histories, here are tricksters and gardeners, faeries and musicians, all glittering and sparkling, finding beauty and hope in the unexpected.
In this reprint edition of an early cyberpunk classic, street-smart hustler Jonny Qabbala races against time to stop a plague from destroying late 21st-century Los Angeles, a decaying metropolis where morality is dead and technology rules.
Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project's signal is received by an alien civilization, which plans to invade Earth, while on Earth different camps start forming to either welcome the superior beings or to fight against the invasion. Translated by Ken Liu.
Depending on her veteran brother's benefits in a city where jobs outside the drug trade are rare, Flynne assists her brother's latest beta-test tech assignment only to uncover an elaborate murder scheme.
Living in the abandoned tunnel system beneath the University, the enigmatic Auri reflects on her bittersweet life, while making unique observations about the broken world in which she must survive.
Invited by notorious playboy C. Linus Maxwell to a Paris hotel, Manhattan legal associate Penny Harrigan discovers that she is a test subject for the final development of sex toys for women that will render men obsolete and make Maxwell the most powerful person in the world.
Clod is an Iremonger. He lives in the Heaps, a vast sea of lost and discarded items collected from all over London. At the centre is Heap House, a puzzle of houses, castles, homes and mysteries reclaimed from the city and built into a living maze of staircases and scurrying rats. A storm is brewing over Heap House. When Clod meets Lucy Pennant, a girl newly arrived from the city, everything changes. The secrets that bind Heap House together begin to unravel to reveal a dark truth that threatens to destroy Clod's world.