As the Communists advance, a small group of Americans trapped in a Chinese factory must learn to work together in this early novel from Philip K. Dick. Three American workers are left behind in China by their employer, biding their time in an abandoned factory as the communists approach. As they while away the days, both the young and naive Carl Fitter and the older, worldly Verne Tildon vie for..
They say that the Thorn of Camorr can beat anyone in a fight. They say he steals from the rich and gives to the poor. They say he's part man, part myth, and mostly street-corner rumor. And they are wrong on every count. Only averagely tall, slender, and god-awful with a sword, Locke Lamora is the fabled Thorn, and the greatest weapons at his disposal are his wit and cunning. He steals from the r..
In a perfect world, Jonas begins to see the flaws…
THE GIVER is the classic award-winning novel that inspired the dystopian genre and a major motion picture adaptation for 2014 starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift.
It is the future. There is no war, no hunger, no pain. No one in the community wants for anything. Everything needed is provided. And at twelve yea..
Farmecul e nebanuita lume ascunsa in viatile noastre normale - seducatoare si sinistra, populata de cei pe care nu-I ptem niciodata vedea. Exista doar la limita realitatii, plina de indoiala, dincolo de un val de invizibilitate. Dar invizibilitatea e reala sau e doar nebagare de seama, ignorare? Aceasta e povestea a doi tineri care se indragostesc in vreme ce incearca sa scape de farmec. 'Cit..
Gloriana rules an Albion whose empire embraces America and most of Asia. A new Golden Age of peace, enlightenment and prosperity has dawned. Gloriana is Albion and Albion is Gloriana; if one falls, so too will the other. And Gloriana is oppressed by the burden this places upon her - and by the fact that she remains incapable of orgasm. The maintenance of the delicate balance that keeps Albion and ..
The HUGO and NEBULA AWARD-winning novel.
In the year 2100, the invention of the Electron Pump - an apparently inexhaustible supply of free energy - has enabled humanity to devote its time and energies to more than the struggle for survival, finally breaking free of the Earth.
But the Electron Pump works by exchanging materials with a parallel universe, and such unbalancing of the cosmos ha..
Prima carte din The Godslayer Chronicles. Yylar de Noche a fost candva un faimos cavaler al tinutului. Inainte de a fi tradat si facut sclav. Acum colinda beat strazile, in noapte, schilod si plin de rani inca nevindecate. Dar auzul ii e inca bun si, desi nu mai poate manui sabia, nu se poate preface ca nu aude tipetele unei femei atacate pe o alee intunecata. Ajunge prea tarziu ca sa o mai salvez..
Intr-o familie destramata din cauza saraciei si violentei, Hekat nu este nimic mai mult decat inca o gura de hranit, care valoreaza abia cateva monede pentru un negustor de sclavi. Dar Hekat nu s-a nascut ca sa fie sclava. Pentru ea a fost aleasa o alta cale, o cale care o va duce de pe ulitele mizerabile in casa zeului eu, de pe campiile sangeroase de lupta in palatele lui Mijak. Aceasta este p..
A must-read title for all fans of Patrick Rothfuss and Trudi Canavan, FIRE is an exceptional fantasy novel. From the deft characterisation to the gripping story, the fast-paced action to the evocative prose, this is one of the strongest fantasy novels of the year. Set in a world of stunningly beautiful, exceptionally dangerous monsters, Fire is one of the most dangerous monsters of all - a human o..
Intr-o lume in care oamenii care se nasc cu o capacitate exceptionala, numita gratie, sunt si temuti, si exploatati, Katsa poarta povara unei indemanari pe care pana si ea o dispretuieste: gratia de a ucide. Temuta la curte di ocolita de cei de-o varsta cu ea, intunericul gratiei ei arunca o umbra grea asupra vietii Katsei. Si totusi, cand tatal regelui din Lienid e rapit, ea incepe sa faca cerc..
A classic work of science fiction from a master storyteller
What could be more commonplace than grass, or a world covered over all its surface with a wind-whipped ocean of grass? But the planet Grass conceals horrifying secrets within its endless pastures. And as an incurable plague attacks all inhabited planets but this one, the prairie-like Grass begins to reveal these secrets - and nothing..
When attending a Newcastle murder scene, Detective Sidney Hurst finds a dead North family clone. Yet none have been reported missing. And in 2122, twenty years ago, a North clone billionaire was horrifically murdered in the same manner on the tropical planet of St Libra. So, if the murderer is still at large, was Angela Tramelo wrongly convicted? She never wavered under interrogation, claiming s..
It's the 21st century and global warming is here to stay, so forget the way your country used to look. And get used to the free market, too the companies possess all the best hardware, and they're calling the shots now. In a world like this, a man open to any offers can make out just fine. A man like Greg Mandel for instance, who's psi-boosted, wired into the latest sensory equipment, carrying s..
A brilliantly-executed retelling of BEOWULF from the point of view of the monster, Grendel, with a new introduction by Adam Roberts.
When Grendel is drawn up from the caves under the mere, where he lives with his bloated, inarticulate hag of a mother, into the fresh night air, it is to lay waste Hrothgar's meadhall and heap destruction on the humans he finds there. What else can he do? For he..
A haunting vision of a post-apocalyptic England.
Ecological disaster has left the English countryside a wasteland. Humanity faces extinction, unless Greybeard and his wife Martha are successful in their quest for the scarcest and most precious of resources: human children.
A novel of dystopian future in the tradition of SOYLENT GREEN and H.G. Wells' THE TIME MACHINE, with an introduction by Ken MacLeod
Tinker was a good citizen of the Hive - a model worker. But when he was allowed sexual activation he found Mu Ren who, like him, harboured forbidden genes. And so began the cataclysm.
But in a world where half-wild humans are hunted for sport - and food - can ..
Another SF Masterwork from the giants of Soviet science fiction, Arkady and Boris Strugatsky.
Anton is an undercover operative from future Earth, who travels to an alien world whose culture has not progressed beyond the Middle Ages. Although in possession of far more advanced knowledge than the society around him, he is forbidden to interfere with the natural progress of history. His place is..
The official playscript of the original West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle w..
Buy my stepfather's ghost' read the e-mail. So Jude did. He bought it, in the shape of the dead man's suit, delivered in a heart-shaped box, because he wanted it: because his fans ate up that kind of story. It was perfect for his collection: the genuine skulls and the bones, the real honest-to-God snuff movie, the occult books and all the rest of the paraphanalia that goes along with his kind of..
In 2024 deja au trecut patru ani de cand Demonii au deschis Hellgate si au invadat pamantul. Simon Cross, expatriat din ordinul secret al Templierilor, cauta si salveaza supravietuitori din ruinele Londrei. Ascuns in reteaua subterana a metroului, Simon aduna o armata care sa lupte cu fortele intunericului. In acelasi timp, cabalistul Warren Schimmer, legat prin magie de un demon puternic, cauta G..
In vreme ce templierul Simon Cross lupta sa ii conduca pe supravietuitori spre salbare, timpul ramas si rezervele se imputineaza. Simon trebuie sa descopere secretele demonilor (dar si pe ale partenerei lui, Leah Creasey), dar organizatia lui Leah nu-si va impartasi lesne cunostintele, nici chiar daca o noua tehnologie e creata pe baza manuscrisului Goetia, ceea ce ar putea fi de folos cauzei lui ..
A vast world where the seasons last tens of thousands of years - the classic SF epic of worldbuilding.
Helliconia is a planet that, due to the massively eccentric orbit of its own sun around another star, experiences seasons that lasts eons. Whole civilisations grow in the Spring, flourish in the Summer and then die in the brutal winters. The human-like inhabitants have been profoundly change..
Frank Herbert's classic SF tale of an insect menace threatening the USA
First published in 1973, Frank Herbert's vivid imagination and brilliant view of nature and ecology have never been more evident than in this classic of science fiction.
America is a police state, and it is about to be threatened by the most hellish enemy in the world: insects.
When the Agency discovered that Dr Hel..
A stunning collection from one of science fiction's great short story writers.
For a decade Alice Sheldon produced an extraordinary body of work under the pseudonym James Tiptree Jr, until her identity was exposed in 1977. HER SMOKE ROSE UP FOREVER presents the finest of these stories and contains the NEBULA AWARD-winning LOVE IS THE PLAN THE PLAN IS DEATH; HUGO AWARD-winning novella THE GIRL..
The earth has grown old, her landscapes mellow, her people lost in abrooding dream. It is an age of antique cities, scientific sorcery, crystal machines, great flying engines with mechanical wings. And the armies of the Dark Empire are relentlessly taking over the once-peaceful city states, ravaging and destroying as they advance, mile by brutal mile ...The Dark Empire has humiliated and multila..
The mega-cult-blockbuster-bestseller joins the SF Masterworks list.
One Thursday lunchtime Earth is unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. For Arthur Dent, who has only just had his house demolished that morning, this is already more than he can cope with. Sadly, however, the weekend has only just begun. And the Galaxy is a very, very large and startling place indeed..
Can Zoey and the gang catch a rogue vampyre killing humans before it's too late? Discover what millions of fans have already: the completely addictive world of the House of Night.
It seems that (un)life is going pretty well for Zoey Redbird. She's settled in at the House of Night finishing school and is coming to terms with the vast powers the vampyre goddess, Nyx, has given her. She even has..
The very best short fiction from the man whose stories are dominating Hollywood's creative output 25 years after his death. Drawn from the five volumes of his complete short stories (also published by Gollancz) this volume represents the very cream of Philip K. Dick's output.
It serves both as a celebration of his work, in the 25th year since his death, and as the ideal introduction to his un..
A sacred oath, a fallen angel, a forbidden love...Romance was not part of Nora Grey's plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Patch draws Nora to him against her better judgment.But after a series of terrifying encounte..
Nora should know better than to think her life can return to normal after falling in love with a fallen angel. And Nora's life isn't normal - her dad was murdered, and the facts about his death just don't add up. Now Nora's own life is in imminent danger. Are she and Patch strong enough for the battle ahead?
dark, sexy and compelling.
action-packed and creepy… quite simply amazi..
The noise between Patch and Nora has gone. They've overcome the secrets riddled in Patch's dark past, bridged two irreconcilable worlds and faced heart-wrenching tests of betrayal, loyalty and trust... and all for a love that will transcend the boundary between heaven and earth. Armed with nothing but their absolute faith in one another, Patch and Nora enter a desperate fight to stop a villain who..
Nora is more certain than ever that she is in love with Patch. Fallen angel or no, he is the one for her. Her heritage and destiny may mean that they will always be enemies, but there is no turning her back on him. But now they face their biggest challenge. Can their love survive a seemingly insurmountable divide - and, in the end, will there be enough trust left to rebuild what has been broken? T..
The first volume in a fast-paced fantasy saga, featuring a cast of dynamic characters against a background of high intrigue and political drama. Marla Wolfblade of Hythria is determined to restore her family's great name, but conspirators surround her: the Sorcerers' Collective, the Patriots - even members of her own family. She must make sure her son Damin lives to be old enough to restore the ..
Terry Pratchett's hilarious take on the Faust legend stars many of the Discworld's most popular characters.Eric is the Discworld's only demonology hacker. The trouble is, he's not very good at it. All he wants is the usual three wishes: to be immortal, rule the world and have the most beautiful woman fall madly in love with him. The usual stuff.But what he gets is Rincewind, the Disc's most incomp..
The first book in The Inheritance Series When poor farm boy Eragon finds a polished stone in the forest, he thinks it’s a lucky discovery. Perhaps, he will be able to buy his family food for the winter. But, when a baby dragon hatches out of the stone, Eragon realises he’s stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself. His simple life is shattered, and he’s thrust into a perilous new w..
The third book in The Inheritance Series More awaits Eragon and Saphira following the colossal battle against the Empire’s warriors. He’s bound by promises he may not be able to keep, including his oath to his cousin Roran to rescue his beloved Katrina. When unrest claims the rebels and danger strikes, Eragon must make choices that take him across the Empire and beyond. Choices that may lead to un..
It began with Eragon . . . It ends with Inheritance, book four in the Inheritance Series. Not so very long ago, Eragon - Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider - was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now, the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders.Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also br..
Relish the incomparable imagination of Christopher Paolini in this thrilling new collection of stories based in the world of the Inheritance Cycle.It's been a year since Eragon departed Alagaësia in search of the perfect home to train a new generation of Dragon Riders.Now he is struggling with an endless sea of tasks: constructing a vast dragonhold, wrangling with suppliers, guarding dragon eggs a..
Yeine Darr e o proscrisa din Nordul barbar. Dar cand mama ei moare in imprejurari misterioase, I se porunceste sa vina in maiestuosul oras al Cerului - un loc aflat deasupra norilor, unde traiesc la un loc zei si muritori. Acolo, spre surprinderea ei, e numita printre mostenitorii potentiali ai regatului. Dar tronul Celor O Suta de Mii de Regate nu e usor de cucerit, iar Yeine e prinsa intr-o lu..
'The eyes that glanced at me shone with a pale-green light'
A crazed vivisectionist engineers a new super-breed of monstrous 'Beast Men' on a remote Pacific island, in H. G. Wells's Victorian scientific nightmare of man playing god.
Ten new titles in the colourful, small-format, portable new Pocket Penguins series
Pe Darian Frey l-a parasit norocul. Abia isi poate hrani echipajul, iar nava si-o tine cu greu in aer. Pana si cele mai simple jafuri merg prost. E greu in ziua de azi sa duci o viata necinstita. Dar iata ca apare Captain Grist care a auzit despre o nava prabusita pe care se afla tezaurul unei civilizatii pierdute si are nevoie de ajutorul lui Frey pentru a pune mana pe ea. E o singura problema ..
Now is the time to tell the story of an ancient realm, a tragic tale that sets the stage for all the tales yet to come and all those already told...
It's a conflicted time in Kurald Galain, the realm of Darkness, where Mother Dark reigns. But this ancient land was once home to many a power... and even death is not quite eternal. The commoners' great hero, Vatha Urusander, is being promoted by..
After a long journey across the ages, Jack Churchill has returned to the modern world, only to find it in the grip of a terrible, dark force. The population is unaware, mesmerised by the Mundane Spell that keeps them in thrall. With a small group of trusted allies, Jack sets out to find the two 'keys' that can shatter the spell. But the keys are people - one with the power of creation, o..
Pe Taramurile Indepartate, fratii si surorile dragonilor se aduna pentru batalia finala pe care cei vechi o numeau Ragnarok. Singura lor speranta e sa lanseze doua asalturi simultane; in vreme ce Jack Churcill, Campionul Vietii, va ataca Fortareata Dusmailot, ceilalti se vor aventura pe taramul Mortilor pentru acere the Extinction Shears - un artefact misterios care poate fi cheia victoriei. 'A ..
The Name of the Wind is fantasy at its very best, and an astounding must-read title.
'I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak ..