Jonas lives in a seemingly perfect world: Everyone has an assigned role, there are no choices, and no one experiences pain. But at 12, Jonas is given his lifetime assignment and he becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community — and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.
In this book for young readers, noted physicist Stephen Hawking and his daughter, Lucy, provide a grand adventure that explains information about our universe, including Dr. Hawking's latest ideas about black holes. It's the story of George, who's taken through the vastness of space by a scientist, his daughter, and their super-computer named Cosmos.
Visiting his magical college after being cast out of the secret land of Fillory, Quentin Coldwater, accompanied by brilliant undergraduate Plum, encounters desperate practitioners of gray magic before discovering a sorcery masterwork that could dissolve the boundaries between Fillory and Earth.
In an alternate version of our 19th century, an enormous dragon lies dormant, curled around a town called Teocinte. Lucius Shepard has been writing about Teocinte and the dragon Griaule for years — but this posthumously published novel is his first full-length exploration of Griaule and his world, tying together a career's worth of shorter stories.
Reared by ghosts, werewolves and other residents of the hillside cemetery he calls home, an orphan named Nobody Owens wonders how he will manage to survive among the living having learned all his lessons from the dead. And the man Jack — who killed the rest of Nobody's family — is itching to finish the job. Illustrations by Dave McKean.
15-year-old DaYoung Johansson is a member of the New York Teen Police Department in her own version of 2013. Now back in 1986, she must use her jet-pack and some fierce fighting moves to stop the evil Quintum Mechanics corporation from erasing her future.
Historian and witch Diana Bishop and her vampire scientist husband Matthew Clairmont return from a trip to the past still searching for the elusive alchemy tome Ashmole 782 in the final installment of the best-selling trilogy following Shadow of Night.
Reduced to demeaning work when the Greatcoats are disbanded after the king's death, swordsman Falcio Val Mond and his fellow magistrates are framed for murder by a scheming adversary who would destroy everything they once worked to create. This is the first novel in de Castell's Greatcoats series.