In late 1997, a teenager and her yellow toy robot travel west through a strange landscape where the ruins of battle drones litter the countryside, along with the trash of a high-tech consumerist society addicted to a virtual-reality system.
Traces the experiences of a woman whose efforts to protect her family from sudden unemployment are shaped by the story of an ostracized 19th century science teacher connected to her by their home in the community of Vineland, New Jersey.
In this last rock-and-roll novel, musicians are being murdered onstage in the middle of their sets by crazed fans and Xenie, a young woman repulsed by this epidemic of violence, is drawn into the mystery.
Unexpectedly chosen to be a family manservant, an eleven-year-old Barbados sugar-plantation slave is initiated into a world of scientific inquiry and dignity before a devastating betrayal propels him throughout the world in search of his true self.
Clay Cooper and his band were once the best of the best, the most feared and renowned crew of mercenaries this side of the Heartwyld.
Their glory days long past, the mercs have grown apart and grown old, fat, drunk, or a combination of the three. Then an ex-bandmate turns up at Clay's door with a plea for help — the kind of mission that only the very brave or the very stupid would sign up for.
In this second volume of Nicholas Eames' The Band series, bored female bartender Tam Hashford leaps at the chance to become a bard for a world-famous mercenary band and sets off on an adventure.
Left for dead by burglars while partying with friends, a happy-go-lucky charmer takes refuge at his dilapidated ancestral home before a grisly discovery reveals an unsuspected family history. By the New York Times best-selling author of The Trespasser.
As sisters, Katherine and Amy tell each other all their secrets ... except one. With divorce and infidelity hanging from nearly every branch of her family tree, Katherine sees no point in marriage. Boyfriends? Sure. Sex? Of course. Wedding vows? No, thanks. Still, when Amy gets engaged, Katherine gathers all the enthusiasm she can. She won't let Amy down — but as the sisters embark on wedding plans, Katherine's college love resurfaces.
Kenji Miyazawa is one of modern Japan's most beloved writers, a great poet and a strange and marvelous spinner of tales, whose sly, humorous, enchanting, and enigmatic stories bear a certain resemblance to those of his contemporary Robert Walser.
Over the past decade, Simon Van Booy has been listening to people's stories. With these personal accounts as a starting point, he has crafted a powerful collection of short fiction that takes readers into the innermost lives of everyday people.
All across the United States, people scramble to survive new, draconian policies that mark and track immigrants and their children (citizens or not) as their freedoms rapidly erode around them. For the "inked" — those whose immigration status has been permanently tattooed on their wrists — the famous words on the Statue of Liberty are starting to ring hollow. The tattoos have marked them for horrors they could not have imagined within US borders.
For generations, the elves sought a safe haven against all who would do them harm. But the dream that Chief Cutter and his Wolfriders fought and died for, the Palace of the High Ones, may be the very thing destroying them. The skills that helped them survive the harsh world are fading, and there is a growing threat from a tyrant obsessed with exterminating all elves — creating a disastrous brew that must surely boil over.