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.
Ignoring rumors about her family's claim to the throne after moving to the city of Belisaere, Clariel dreams of escaping to a hunter's life while trying to outmaneuver a Free Magic creature, an unwanted betrothal, and a plot against King Orrikan.
Being the Tale of Kit Bristol, His Horse Midnight, a Mysterious Princess, and Sundry Magical Persons Besides
In eighteenth-century England, young Christopher "Kit" Bristol unwittingly takes on the task of his dead master, notorious highwayman Whistling Jack, who pledged a fairy he would rescue feisty Princess Morgana from an arranged marriage with King George III.
After dying at the age of 16, Travis Coates' head was removed and frozen for five years before being attached to another body, and now the old Travis and the new must find a way to coexist while figuring out the changes in his relationships.
The sudden death of a Hollywood actor during a production of King Lear marks the beginning of the world's dissolution in a story told at various past and future times from the perspectives of the actor and four of his associates.
While freelance journalist Naomi places her safety in the hands of a suspicious graduate student to investigate a philosopher's murder, her rival and lover, Nathan, contracts a rare STD while documenting a surgeon's controversial work in organ trafficking.
A sequel to the Nebula, British Science Fiction, Locus and Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning Ancillary Justice finds warship weapon-turned-soldier Breq journeying with a troublesome crew to Athoek Station to protect the family of a lieutenant she once murdered. Original. 25,000 first printing.
The final installment of a five-volume edition, this collection contains 27 stories and novellas written between 1963 and 1981. Among them are the title story (filmed twice as Total Recall), in which an ordinary clerk, awash in resurrected memories, discovers the truth about his past and about the astonishing role he has played in human history; "Faith of Our Fathers," with its bleak and controversial vision of a predatory deity; and "The Electric Ant," an embodiment of a classic Dick theme: the elusive — and changeable — nature of what we believe to be "real."