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A Clash of Kings

The Seven Kingdoms have come apart. Joffrey, Queen Cersei's sadistic son, ascends the Iron Throne following the death of Robert Baratheon, the Usurper, who won it in battle. Queen Cersei's family, the Lannisters, fight to hold it for him. Both the dour Stannis and the charismatic Renly Baratheon, Robert's brothers, also seek the throne. Robb Stark, declared King in the North, battles to avenge his father's execution and retrieve his sister from Joffrey's court. Daenerys, the exiled last heir of the former ruling family, nurtures three dragons and seeks a way home. Meanwhile the Night's Watch, sworn to protect the realm from dangers north of the Wall, dwindle in numbers, even as barbarian forces gather and beings out of legend stalk the Haunted Forest

 
A Dance With Dragons

In the aftermath of a colossal battle, the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance—beset by newly emerging threats from every direction. In the east, Daenerys Targaryen, the last scion of House Targaryen, rules with her three dragons as queen of a city built on dust and death. But Daenerys has thousands of enemies, and many have set out to find her. As they gather, one young man embarks upon his own quest for the queen, with an entirely different goal in mind.

Fleeing from Westeros with a price on his head, Tyrion Lannister, too, is making his way to Daenerys. But his newest allies in this quest are not the rag-tag band they seem, and at their heart lies one who could undo Daenerys’s claim to Westeros forever.

Meanwhile, to the north lies the mammoth Wall of ice and stone—a structure only as strong as those guarding it. There, Jon Snow, 998th Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, will face his greatest challenge. For he has powerful foes not only within the Watch but also beyond, in the land of the creatures of ice.

From all corners, bitter conflicts reignite, intimate betrayals are perpetrated, and a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skinchangers, nobles and slaves, will face seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Some will fail, others will grow in the strength of darkness. But in a time of rising restlessness, the tides of destiny and politics will lead inevitably to the greatest dance of all.

 
A Feast for Crows

It seems too good to be true. After centuries of bitter strife and fatal treachery, the seven powers dividing the land have decimated one another into an uneasy truce. Or so it appears… With the death of the monstrous King Joffrey, Cersei is ruling as regent in King’s Landing. Robb Stark’s demise has broken the back of the Northern rebels, and his siblings are scattered throughout the kingdom like seeds on barren soil. Few legitimate claims to the once desperately sought Iron Throne still exist — or they are held in hands too weak or too distant to wield them effectively. The war, which raged out of control for so long, has burned itself out.

But as in the aftermath of any climactic struggle, it is not long before the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters start to gather, picking over the bones of the dead and fighting for the spoils of the soon-to-be dead. Now in the Seven Kingdoms, as the human crows assemble over a banquet of ashes, daring new plots and dangerous new alliances are formed, while surprising faces — some familiar, others only just appearing — are seen emerging from an ominous twilight of past struggles and chaos to take up the challenges ahead.

It is a time when the wise and the ambitious, the deceitful and the strong will acquire the skills, the power, and the magic to survive the stark and terrible times that lie before them. It is a time for nobles and commoners, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and sages to come together and stake their fortunes… and their lives. For at a feast for crows, many are the guests — but only a few are the survivors.

 
A Game of Thrones

Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens.

Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne; and a determined woman undertakes the most treacherous of journeys. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.

 
A Storm of Swords

Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage as violently as ever, as alliances are made and broken. Joffrey, of House Lannister, sits on the Iron Throne, the uneasy ruler of the land of the Seven Kingdoms. His most bitter rival, Lord Stannis, stands defeated and disgraced, the victim of the jealous sorceress who holds him in her evil thrall. But young Robb, of House Stark, still rules the North from the fortress of Riverrun. Robb plots against his despised Lannister enemies, even as they hold his sister hostage at King’s Landing, the seat of the Iron Throne. Meanwhile, making her way across a blood-drenched continent is the exiled queen, Daenerys, mistress of the only three dragons still left in the world…

But as opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others-a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords…

 
Deuces Down

An anthology of stories

“Martin has assembled an impressive array of writers… Progressing through the decades, Wild Cards keeps its momentum to the end… I’m looking forward to the next episodes in this saga of mutant Americana.” – Locus

“Well written and suspenseful and a good read… The authors had a lot of fun rewriting recent American history.” – Aboriginal Science Fiction

“Commendable writing… a zany premise… narrated with rueful humor and intelligence.” – Publishers Weekly

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The first fifteen volumes of the Wild Cards series concerned themselves primarily with aces (those given superhuman powers by the Wild Cards virus) and jokers (those whom the virus transformed into freaks and monsters). But in this all-new collection of Wild Cards stories, Deuces Down will focus on some characters less often in the spotlight: the deuces. In Wild Card slang, a deuce is an ace whose superpower is tiny, trivial, sometimes silly.

As with the other books in the series, Deuces Down is set in an alternate, shared-world universe. It's here that you'll find the never-before-told tales of the exciting 1969 World Series between the Baltimore Orioles and the Brooklyn Dodgers; the first moon landing, when the whole world wasn't watching; the Great New York City Blackout of 1977; and Grace Kelly's mysterious disappearance during the filming of The French Lieutenant's Woman.

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Die Flamme erlischt

Planet Worlorn, ein kosmischer Wanderer ohne Ziel, hatte eine kurze Blütezeit. Zivilisationen errichteten auf ihm gigantische Städte, zum Ruhm ihrer Kulturen, für rauschende Feste. Geblieben aber sind nur Geisterstädte…

Eines Tages tauchen die Männer von Hoch Kavalaan auf Worlorn auf. Sie führen ein fremdes Mädchen mit sich: Gwen Delvano, die ihren Körper keinem der Krieger verweigern darf. Dirk t’Larien besitzt einen Flüsterjuwel, in dem die Empfindungen seiner ersten Liebe gespeichert sind. Es erreicht ihn ein verzweifelter Hilferuf — jener Frau von Worlorn. Er eilt dorthin, ein Drama beginnt: Eine Frau, die sich nicht entscheiden kann — ein Mann, der seine verlorene Liebe sucht — Kavalaren in ihrem furchtbaren Haß — erbarmungslose Ritualvorschriften, tödliche Duelle, gnadenlose Jagden … Und Dirk t’Larien hat keine Ahnung von dem strengen Ehrenkodex der Kavalaren.

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Die Saat Des Goldenen Löwen

Zwietracht und Verrat herrschen in den Sieben Königslanden.

Der Bürgerkrieg um die Herrschaft über die Sieben Königreiche hat ganz Westeros zerrissen und entsetzliche Verheerungen angerichtet. Die Ernten sind vernichtet, und die großen und kleinen Häuser haben einen schrecklichen Blutzoll entrichtet. Der grausame Kindkönig auf dem Eisenthron erweist sich als unfähig zu regieren, und seine Mutter, die Regentin, ist vor allem damit beschäftigt, ihre Macht gegen vermeintliche und echte Rivalen abzusichern. Arya Stark nutzt das Durcheinander am Königshof, um zu fliehen, doch der Weg nach Hause, nach Winterfell ist weit – und gefährlich. Und das liegt nicht nur an den Soldaten der verschiedenen Kriegsparteien, die noch immer durch die Lande ziehen. Denn während Westeros sich im Innern selbst zerfleischt, formieren sich jenseits der Grenzen weitere Gegner. Einer dieser Gegner ist noch weit entfernt, auf einem anderen Kontinent – doch Daenerys Targaryen, die Mutter der Drachen, ist gewillt, jedes erdenkliche Risiko einzugehen, um die Krone zurückzugewinnen, die rechtmäßig die ihre ist.

 
Down These Strange Streets

All new strange cases of death and magic in the city by some of the biggest names in urban fantasy.

 In this all-new collection of urban fantasy stories, editors George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois explore the places where mystery waits at the end of every alley and where the things that go bump in the night have something to fear...

 Includes stories by New York Times bestselling authors Charlaine Harris, Patricia Briggs, Diana Gabaldon, Simon R. Green, S. M. Stirling, and Carrie Vaughn, as well as tales by Glen Cook, Bradley Denton, M.L.N. Hanover, Conn Iggulden, Laurie R. King, Joe R. Lansdale, John Maddox Roberts, Steven Saylor, Melinda Snodgrass, and Lisa Tuttle.

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Federations

From Star Trek to Star Wars, from Dune to Foundation, science fiction has a rich history of exploring the idea of vast intergalactic societies, and the challenges facing those living in or trying to manage such societies. The stories in Federations will continue that tradition. What are the social/religious/environmental/technological implications of living in such a vast society? What happens when expansionist tendencies on a galactic scale come into conflict with the indigenous peoples of other planets, of other races? And what of the issue of communicating across such distances, or the problems caused by relativistic travel? These are just some of the questions and issues that the stories in Federations will take on.

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Federations

From Star Trek to Star Wars, from Dune to Foundation, science fiction has a rich history of exploring the idea of vast intergalactic societies, and the challenges facing those living in or trying to manage such societies. The stories in Federations will continue that tradition. What are the social/religious/environmental/technological implications of living in such a vast society? What happens when expansionist tendencies on a galactic scale come into conflict with the indigenous peoples of other planets, of other races? And what of the issue of communicating across such distances, or the problems caused by relativistic travel? These are just some of the questions and issues that the stories in Federations will take on.

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Fiebertraum

Abner Marsh, Flußschiffer auf dem Mississippi und ein Koloß von einem Mann, steht nach der Flutkatastrophe von 1857 vor dem wirtschaftlichen Ruin. Da bietet ihm der Aristokrat Joshua York die Partnerschaft an, um das schnellste Dampfschiff auf dem Mississippi bauen zu lassen. Für den Kapitän scheint sich ein Traum zu verwirklichen.

Doch während der Jungfernfahrt der Fiebertraum entpuppt sich Joshua York zum Entsetzen Marshs als Vampir, und der Plan, als schnellster Dampfschiffkapitän in die Geschichte einzugehen, tritt in den Hintergrund, denn York fährt den Fluß hinab, um die Letzten seiner kranken alten Rasse zu sammeln und sie vom Erbe ihrer blutgierigen Leidenschaft zu befreien. Zuvor jedoch muß er den mächtigen Blutmeister Damon Julian besiegen, einen Vampir voll animalischem Magnetismus, der den roten Durst seines Nachtvolks durch Mord und Heimtücke zu löschen versucht.

Und mit jedem Flußkilometer sinkt Abner Marshs Schiff tiefer in einen blutigen Alptraum jenseits der Realität.


»Fiebertraum begeistert Stephen King‐Fans ebenso wie Leser von Mark Twain. Ein düster‐romantisches Buch, das mich bis in die Träume und Phantasien verfolgte. Ihm gebührt ein grandioser Erfolg.«

ROGER ZELAZNY
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Fire & Blood

With all the fire and fury fans have come to expect from internationally bestselling author George R. R. Martin, this is the first volume of the definitive two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros.

Centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones, House Targaryen—the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria—took up residence on Dragonstone. Fire and Blood begins their tale with the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and goes on to recount the generations of Targaryens who fought to hold that iconic seat, all the way up to the civil war that nearly tore their dynasty apart.

What really happened during the Dance of the Dragons? Why did it become so deadly to visit Valyria after the Doom? What is the origin of Daenerys’s three dragon eggs? These are but a few of the questions answered in this essential chronicle, as related by a learned maester of the Citadel and featuring more than eighty all-new black-and-white illustrations by artist Doug Wheatley. Readers have glimpsed small parts of this narrative in such volumes as The World of Ice & Fire, but now, for the first time, the full tapestry of Targaryen history is revealed.

With all the scope and grandeur of Gibbon’s The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Fire and Blood is the ultimate game of thrones, giving readers a whole new appreciation for the dynamic, often bloody, and always fascinating history of Westeros.

Серия: A Targaryen History
 
Het stervende licht

Eens waren ze geliefden, Dirk t’Larien en Gwen Delvano, nu is hun relatie verleden tijd. Tot Dirk reageert op de roep van een fluisterjuweel, een smeekbede die hem naar de verre wereld Worlorn voert — het is een duistere, stervende wereld die wordt bevolkt door ten dode opgeschreven overlevenden van wat ooit een bloeiende beschaving was. Op Worlorn vindt Dirk zijn geliefde Gwen terug, opgesloten in een kooi van jade en zilver. Zij is de gevangene van Jaantony, een heerser die in onmin leeft met zijn eigen volk omdat hij er sociaal onacceptabele opvattingen op na houdt. Onvermijdelijk kruist Dirks pad dat van Jaantony en zijn geslepen rechterhand. En voor het goed en wel tot hem doordringt wat er allemaal gebeurt, vormt Dirk de prooi in een meedogenloze jacht van bloeddorstige wezens voor wie een mensenleven van geen enkel belang is.

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Kampen om järntronen

I en svunnen tid inträffade en våldsam klimatförändring. Somrarna varar i decennier och följs av vintrar långa som en livstid. Längst upp i Norden ligger muren av is, ständigt bevakad av brödraskapet som vigt sitt liv åt uppgiften att skydda de sju konungarikena mot vålnader, kyla och okända faror. Men kusliga händelser vid muren förebådar en framtid av oro och krig.

Robert Baratheon och Eddard Stark befriade en gång i tiden de sju konungarikena från den galne draklorden Aerys och det blev Robert som besteg järntronen medan Eddard drog sig tillbaka till sitt Vinterhed.

Efter en lång tid av fred samlar sig kung Roberts fiender både i Norden och i Södern. Hans närmaste rådgivare har dött under mystiska omständigheter och till och med hans egen drottning smider i hemlighet onda planer. Kung Robert ber Eddard Stark om hjälp och Eddard och hans familj dras obönhörligt in i maktspelet kring de sju konungarikena. Intrigerna och maktkampen vid hovet leder till ett regelrätt krig mellan olika ätter och deras lorder.

Men det största hotet mot kung Robert är den mördade draklordens två barn, en son och en dotter som nu har vuxit upp. De lever i exil och har fått en fristad hos hövdingen över Dothrakiens grässlätter. Med hjälp av hövdingen och hans fyrtiotusen krigare ska så småningom en ättling av drakens blod åter sitta på järntronen.


Kampen om järntronen är tidigare utgiven i två delar: I vargens tid 1997 och Kampen om järntronen 1998.

Серия: Sagan om is och eld
 
Karalių kova

„Karalių kova“ – tai George’o R. R. Martino fantastinės epopėjos „Ledo ir ugnies giesmė“ antroji knyga; Joje tęsiama autoriaus vaizduotėje gimusio pasaulio — Septynių karalysčių — istorija. Ilgamečių karalių Targarienų giminę nuvertęs ir Geležinį sostą užgrobęs karalius Robertas Barateonas miręs. Valdžios troškimas begalinis: sosto link nuožmiai stumiasi penki karaliai, paskui save palikdami kraujo, siaubingų paslapčių ir klastingų intrigų šleifą. Septynias karalystes niokoja nuo Roberto maišto laikų neregėtas karas, įtraukęs visas kilmingąsias šeimas; O toli Rytuose paskutinioji Targarienų giminės palikuonė Daneiris iššaukė šimtus metų pasaulyje neregėtą stebuklą — tris drakonus.

 
Kardų audra

„Kardų audra“ — tai trečioji George’o R. R. Martino istorinės fantastinės epopėjos „Ledo ir ugnies giesmė“ knyga; Joje tęsiama autoriaus vaizduotės sukurto pasaulio — Septynių Karalysčių — istorija. Dėl Geležinio sosto ir valdžios prasideda pražūtingas Penkių Karalių karas, kuriame nugalėtojų nėra, o praradimai tiesiog siaubingi. Vesterosas nusiaubtas ir nuniokotas, žmonės išžudyti, net galingasis Vinterfelas sudegintas. Kiekvieno knygos veikėjo likimas pribloškia netikėtumais; Tik niekas negalvoja apie ateinančią žiemą, apie iš Šiaurės slenkančias Tamsos galias, kurios grasina praryti susiskaldžiusį kraštą ir jo gyventojus; Ir ką čia beras užauginusi savo drakonus Daneiris Targarien?


 
La Bataille des rois

Au Royaume des Sept Couronnes, rien ne va plus. La mort du roi Robert a clos une longue période d’été, de paix et d’apparente prospérité : le Trésor est au bord de la banqueroute, et trop nombreux sont les candidats prétendument légitimes au Trône de Fer : Stannis et Renly Baratheon le disputent à leur neveu Joffrey, tandis que Robb Stark, proclamé roi du Nord, s’efforce de venger son père naguère condamné à mort et exécuté sous couleur de trahison. Au fin fond de l’Orient, l’unique descendante des anciens rois targaryens médite sa revanche en élevant ses trois dragons… L’hiver vient, qui grouille de forces obscures, de mages et de morts-vivants, d’intrigants sournois prêts à tous les maléfices en vue de fins impénétrables.

Grâce à son pouvoir d’évocation sans égal, George R.R. Martin nous entraîne dans un fabuleux univers de complots, de vengeances et de combats, de poison et de magie. Ses personnages ont la force des plus grandes créations romanesques : une fois le livre refermé, quel lecteur pourra oublier Sansa, la princesse sentimentale qui se découvre le jouet d’intrigues machiavéliques, Arya, sa sœur casse-cou qui se déguise en garçon pour échapper à la mort, ou leur frère Bran, l’étrange infirme à demi loup-garou ?

Audacieux, imaginé avec un luxe inouï de détails, nourri par une invention débridée, La Bataille des Rois est un roman éblouissant. Il a la puissance des contes anciens qui hantent toutes les mémoires.

Серия: Le Trône de fer
 
L'agonie de la lumière

Quand Dirk T’Larien reçoit le joyau-qui-murmure, des souvenirs douloureux resurgissent. Il se demande pourquoi son amour perdu, la belle Gwen, fait ainsi appel à lui si longtemps après leur rupture. Espérant renouer avec elle, il embarque sur le premier vaisseau à destination de Worlorn pour arracher Gwen aux violents chevaliers Kavalars.

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Le bûcher d'un roi

Le destin des Sept Royaumes est sur le point de basculer. A l’Est, Daenerys, dernière descendante de la Maison Targaryen, secondée par ses terrifiants dragons arrivés à maturité, règne sur une cité de mort et de poussière, entourée d’ennemis. Mais alors que certains voudraient la voir passer de vie à trépas, d’autres entendent rallier sa cause, tel Tyrion Lannister, le Lutin, dont la tête vaut de l’or depuis qu’il s’est rendu coupable du meurtre de son père, Tywin. Au Nord, où se dresse l’immense Mur de glace et de pierre qui garde la frontière septentrionale des Royaumes, Jon Snow, le bâtard de feu Eddard Stark, a été élu 998e Commandant en chef de la Garde de Nuit, mais ses adversaires se dissimulent des deux côtés du Mur, y compris parmi les troupes de Stannis Baratheon qui ont élu domicile dans ces contrées glacées…

Серия: Le Trône de fer
 
Le Donjon Rouge

Comment Lord Eddard Stark, seigneur de Winterfell, Main du Roi, gravement blessé par traîtrise, et par la même plus que jamais à la merci de la perfidie de la reine Cersei ou des imprévisibles caprices du despotique Roi Robert, aurait-il une chance d’échapper à la nasse tissée dans l’ombre pour l’abattre ?

Comment, armé de sa seule et inébranlable loyauté, cerné de toutes parts par d’abominables intrigues, pourrait-il à la fois survivre, sauvegarder les siens et assurer la pérennité du royaume ?

Comment ne serait-il pas voué à être finalement broyé dans un engrenage infernal, alors que Catelyn, son épouse, a mis le feu aux poudres en s’emparant du diabolique nain Tyrion, le frère de la reine ?

Si les hautes figures, les personnages émouvants et les monstres sadiques conservent dans LE DONJON ROUGE la place de choix qu’ils occupaient dans LE TRÔNE DE FER, ce sont surtout les femmes qui tiennent cette fois les premiers rôles : lionnes ou louves, amantes, épouses ou mères, jeunes filles en fleur innocentes ou rebelles, elles réservent à leurs seigneurs et maîtres, censés pourtant dominer la partie, les plus suaves et déchirantes surprises…

Серия: Le Trône de fer
 
Le Trône de fer

Il était une fois, perdu dans un lointain passé, le royaume des Sept Couronnes…

En ces temps nimbés de brume, où la belle saison pouvait durer des années, la mauvaise toute une vie d’homme, se multiplièrent un jour des présages alarmants. Au nord du Mur colossal qui protégeait le royaume, se massèrent soudain des forces obscures ; au sud, l’ordre établi chancela, la luxure et l’inceste, le meurtre et la corruption, la lâcheté et le mensonge enserrèrent inexorablement le trône convoité.

Pour préserver de l’ignominie les siens et la dynastie menacés se dresse alors, armé de sa seule droiture, le duc Stark de Winterfell, aussi rude que son septentrion natal. Mais en dépit du pouvoir immense que vient de lui conférer le roi, a-t-il quelque chance d’endiguer la tourmente qui se lève ?

Dans la lignée des ROIS MAUDITS et d’EXCALIBUR, LE TRÔNE DE FER plonge le lecteur, sans lui laisser reprendre souffle, dans un univers de délices et de feu. L’épique et le chevaleresque côtoient sans cesse le vil et le démoniaque. La bravoure et la loyauté se heurtent à la duplicité et à la fourberie. Mais dans ce tourbillon d’aventures cruelles, ce sont finalement l’amour, la tendresse, l’indestructible force de l’amitié qui rayonnent au-dessus des ténèbres.

Серия: Le Trône de fer
 
Les dragons de Meereen

À présent que Stannis Baratheon est parti reprendre Winterfell aux Bolton pour s’assurer la domination du Nord, Jon Snow est redevenu le seul maître du Mur. Cependant, le roi autoproclamé a laissé sur place Mélisandre, la prêtresse rouge, qui semble décidée à apporter son aide au bâtard. Les flammes lui révèlent l’avenir, mais quel avenir ?

À Meereen, la situation s’enlise : le blocus du port par les esclavagistes ne semble pas vouloir prendre fin, et Daenerys refuse d’envoyer ses dragons y mettre un terme flamboyant. L’enquête visant à démasquer les Fils de la Harpie, coupables des meurtres qui ensanglantent le pouvoir, piétine elle aussi. Seul un mariage pourrait dénouer la situation, mais les prétendants sont nombreux et les conséquences hasardeuses. Quant aux Lannister, ils vont devoir attendre encore un peu avant de pouvoir décoller la tête de leur lutin de frère : le ravisseur de Tyrion a de tout autres projets pour ce dernier…

Серия: Le Trône de fer
 
Lightspeed: Year One

Lightspeed (www.lightspeedmagazine.com) is the critically-acclaimed, online science fiction magazine edited by bestselling anthologist John Joseph Adams. Lightspeed publishes all types of science fiction, from near-future, sociological soft sf, to far-future, star-spanning hard sf, and anything and everything in between. Each month, Lightspeed features a mix of originals and reprints, from a variety of authors—from the bestsellers and award-winners you already know to the best new voices you haven't heard of yet. Now, in Lightspeed: Year One, you will find all of the fiction published in Lightspeed's first year, from new stories such as Nebula Award finalists, Vylar Kaftan’s “I’m Alive, I Love You, I’ll See You in Reno” and “Arvies” by Adam-Troy Castro, and Carrie Vaughn’s Hugo Award-nominee “Amaryllis,” to classic reprints by Stephen King, Ursula K. Le Guin, George R. R. Martin, and more.

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Nightflyers: The Illustrated Edition

A gorgeous illustrated edition of a classic novella from the #1 bestselling author of A Game of Thrones—a chilling mystery set on a seemingly haunted spaceship, soon to be an original series on SYFY.

Featuring fifteen original illustrations, this is the definitive edition of an electrifying tale that combines the deep-space thrills of Alien, the psychological horror of The Shining, and, of course, the inimitable vision of George R. R. Martin.

When a scientific expedition is launched to study a mysterious alien race, the only ship available is the Nightflyer, a fully autonomous vessel manned by a single human. But Captain Royd Eris remains locked away, interacting with his passengers only as a disembodied voice—or a projected hologram no more substantial than a ghost.

Yet that’s not the only reason the ship seems haunted. The team’s telepath, Thale Lasamer, senses another presence aboard the Nightflyer—something dangerous, volatile, and alien. Captain Eris claims to know nothing about the elusive intruder, and when someone, or something, begins killing off the expedition’s members, he’s unable—or unwilling—to stem the bloody tide.

Only Melantha Jhirl, a genetically enhanced outcast with greater strength, stamina, and intelligence than other humans, has a chance of solving the mystery—and stopping the malevolent being that’s wiping out her shipmates.

But first she has to keep herself alive.

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Peregrinările lui Tuf

Haviland Tuf un negutator interstelar cinstit, dar de mica anvergura. El gaseste, din intamplare, o nava de germinare, veche de secole si lunga de cateva mile, care apartinuse Corpului Pamantean al Inginerilor Ecologici, o organizatie candva foarte puternica. Pe nava — folosita initial ca arma ucigatoare — sunt pastrate secretele unei stiinte uitate intre timp, iar instalatiile sale functioneaza suficient de bine pentru a crea, modifica genetic sau clona orice planta sau animal dintr-un fond de miliarde de specii, unele binefacatoare, altele distructive.

Execentricul, dar moralul Tuf se transforma in inginer ecologic si foloseste comorile navei sale pentru a rezolva problemele ce chinuie coloniile omenesti indepartate — de la foamete la serpi de mare…

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Piaseczniki

Nagroda Nebula w 1979.

Nagrode Hugo i Locusa w 1980.

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Re della sabbia

Il premio Nebula in 1979.

I premi Hugo e Locus in 1980.

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Regii nisipurilor

Premiul Nebula 1979.

Premiul Hugo 1980.

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Songs of the Dying Earth

Today, in order to honor the magnificent career of Jack Vance, one unparalleled in achievement and impact, GEORGE R.R. MARTIN and GARDNER DOZOIS, with the full cooperation of Jack Vance, his family, and his agents, suggest a Jack Vance tribute anthology called Songs of the Dying Earth, to encourage the best of today's fantasy writers to return to the unique and evocative milieu of The Dying Earth, from which they and so many others have drawn so much inspiration, to create their own brand-new adventures in the world of Jack Vance s greatest novel.

Half a century ago, Jack Vance created the world of the Dying Earth, and fantasy has never been the same. Now, for the first time ever, Jack has agreed to open this bizarre and darkly beautiful world to other fantasists, to play in as their very own. To say that other fantasy writers are excited by this prospect is a gross understatement; one has told us that he'd crawl through broken glass for the chance to write for the anthology, another that he'd gladly give up his right arm for the privilege that's the kind of regard in which Jack Vance and The Dying Earth are held by generations of his peers.

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Starlady & Fast-Friend

For many of us, the Ace Double Novels of the ’50s and ’60s have long been a source both of pleasure and nostalgia. This new double volume from Subterranean Press stands squarely in that distinguished tradition, offering a pair of colorful, fast-paced novelettes from one of the most popular writers currently working in any genre: George R. R. Martin.

Starlady takes place on a planet called Thisrock and depicts a Darwinian society populated by thieves, whores, cutthroats, pimps, and assorted lost souls. It is a tale of love, loss, vengeance, and ambition written with great economy of means, and with a narrative intensity that never, ever lets up.

Fast-Friend takes a fresh new look at an enduring human dream: travel to the stars. With consummate narrative skill, and with a visionary’s sensibility, Martin tells an unforgettable story of longing and transcendence, a story suffused with images at once beautiful and terrifying, mysterious and profound.

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Sueño del Fevre

Un magnífico barco “Sueño del Fevre”, está dispuesto a vencer a todos los aspirantes al título “Reina del Mississipi”. Es un sueño hecho realidad para su capitán Abner Marsh, una magnífica propiedad para el extraño Joshua York. Pero para este último es principalmente un medio contra su terrible enemigo Damon Julian, el maestro del último enclave de una vieja raza que emerge durante la noche y cuyo placer y necesidad se sacian con sangre humana. Sueño del Fevre es una novela de vampiros, especialmente interesante para los que creen que todo estaba dicho sobre el tema.

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The Best Military Science Fiction of the 20th Century

Explosive and provocative battles fought across the boundaries of time and space—and on the frontiers of the human mind.

Science fiction's finest have yielded this definitive collection featuring stories of warfare, victory, conquest, heroism, and overwhelming odds. These are scenarios few have ever dared to contemplate, and they include:

-"Superiority": Arthur C. Clarke presents an intergalactic war in which one side's own advanced weaponry may actually lead to its ultimate defeat.

-"Dragonrider": A tale of Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern, in which magic tips the scales of survival.

-"Second Variety": Philip K. Dick, author of the short story that became the movie Blade Runner, reaches new heights of terror with his post apocalyptic vision of the future.

-"The Night of the Vampyres": A chilling ultimatum of atomic proportions begins a countdown to disaster in George R. R. Martin's gripping drama.

-"Hero": Joe Haldeman's short story that led to his classic of interstellar combat, The Forever War.

-"Ender's Game": The short story that gave birth to Orson Scott Card's masterpiece of military science fiction.

. . . as well as stories from Poul Anderson, Gregory Benford, C. J. Cherryh, David Drake, Cordwainer Smith, Harry Turtledove and Walter John Williams.

Guaranteed to spark the imagination and thrill the soul, these thirteen science fiction gems cast a stark light on our dreams and our darkest fears—truly among the finest tales of the 20th century.

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The Hedge Knight

Dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine, #1 New York Times bestselling author George R.R. Martin is a giant in the field of fantasy literature and one of the most exciting storytellers of our time. Now he delivers a rare treat for readers: a compendium of his shorter works, all collected into two stunning volumes, that offer fascinating insight into his journey from young writer to award-winning master.

Whether writing about werewolves, wizards, or outer space, George R.R. Martin is renowned for his versatility and expansive talent, highlighted in this dazzling collection. Included here, in Volume II, are acclaimed stories such as the World Fantasy Award-winner The Skin Trade, as well as the first novella in the Ice and Fire universe, The Hedge Knight, plus two never-before-published screenplays. Featuring extensive author commentary, Dreamsongs, Volume II; is an invaluable chronicle of a writer at the height of his creativity and an unforgettable reading experience for fans old and new.

 
The Mystery Knight

“People have been telling stories about warriors for as long as they have been telling stories. Since Homer first sang the wrath of Achilles and the ancient Sumerians set down their tales of Gilgamesh, warriors, soldiers, and fighters have fascinated us; they are a part of every culture, every literary tradition, every genre.All Quiet on the Western Front, From Here to Eternity,and The Red Badge of Couragehave become part of our literary canon, taught in classrooms all around the country and the world. Our contributors make up an all-star lineup of award-winning and bestselling writers, representing a dozen different publishers and as many genres. We asked each of them for the same thing — a story about a warrior. Some chose to write in the genre they’re best known for. Some decided to try something different. You will find warriors of every shape, size, and color in these pages, warriors from every epoch of human history, from yesterday and today and tomorrow, and from worlds that never were. Some of the stories will make you sad, some will make you laugh, and many will keep you on the edge of your seat.”

Included are a long novella from the world of Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, a new tale of Lord John by Diana Gabaldon, and an epic of humanity at bay by David Weber. Also present are original tales by David Ball, Peter S. Beagle, Lawrence Block, Gardner Dozois, Joe Haldeman, Robin Hobb, Cecelia Holland, Joe R. Lansdale, David Morrell, Naomi Novik, James Rollins, Steven Saylor, Robert Silverberg, S.M. Stirling, Carrie Vaughn, Howard Waldrop, and Tad Williams.

 
The Sworn Sword

A Song of Ice and Fire began life as a trilogy, and has since expanded to six books. As J. R. R. Tolkien once said, the tale grew in the telling.

The setting for the books is the great continent of Westeros, in a world both like and unlike our own, where the seasons last for years and sometimes decades. Standing hard against the sunset sea at the western edge of the known world, Westeros stretches from the red sands of Dorne in the south to the icy mountains and frozen fields of the north, where snow falls even during the long summers.

The children of the forest were the first known inhabitants of Westeros, during the Dawn of Days: a race small of stature who made their homes in the greenwood, and carved strange faces in the bone-white weirwood trees. Then came the First Men, who crossed a land bridge from the larger continent to the east with their bronze swords and horses, and warred against the children for centuries before finally making peace with the older race and adopting their nameless, ancient gods. The Compact marked the beginning of the Age of Heroes, when the First Men and the children shared Westeros, and a hundred petty kingdoms rose and fell.

Other invaders came in turn. The Andals crossed the narrow sea in ships, and with iron and fire they swept across the kingdoms of the First Men, and drove the children from their forests, putting many of the weirwoods to the ax. They brought their own faith, worshiping a god with seven aspects whose symbol was a seven-pointed star. Only in the far north did the First Men, led by the Starks of Winterfell, throw back the newcomers. Elsewhere the Andals triumphed, and raised kingdoms of their own. The children of the forest dwindled and disappeared, while the First Men intermarried with their conquerors.

The Rhoynar arrived some thousands of years after the Andals, and came not as invaders but as refugees, crossing the seas in ten thousand ships to escape the growing might of the Freehold of Valyria. The lords freeholder of Valyria ruled the greater part of the known world; they were sorcerers, great in lore, and alone of all the races of man they had learned to breed dragons and bend them to their will. Four hundred years before the opening of A Song of Ice and Fire, however, the Doom descended on Valyria, destroying the city in a single night. Thereafter the great Valyrian empire disintegrated into dissension, barbarism, and war.

Westeros, across the narrow sea, was spared the worst of the chaos that followed. By that time only seven kingdoms remained where once there had been hundreds-but they would not stand for much longer. A scion of lost Valyria named Aegon Targaryen landed at the mouth of the Blackwater with a small army, his two sisters (who were also his wives), and three great dragons. Riding on dragonback, Aegon and his sisters won battle after battle, and subdued six of the seven Westerosi kingdoms by fire, sword, and treaty. The conqueror collected the melted, twisted blades of his fallen foes, and used them to make a monstrous, towering barbed seat: the Iron Throne, from which he ruled henceforth as Aegon, the First of His Name, King of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, and Lord of the Seven Kingdoms.

The dynasty founded by Aegon and his sisters endured for most of three hundred years. Another Targaryen king, Daeron the Second, later brought Dorne into the realm, uniting all of Westeros under a single ruler. He did so by marriage, not conquest, for the last of the dragons had died half a century before. The Hedge Knight, published in the first Legends, takes place in the last days of Good King Daeron's reign, about a hundred years before the opening of the first of the Ice and Fire novels, with the realm at peace and the Targaryen dynasty at its height. It tells the story of the first meeting between Dunk, a hedge knight's squire, and Egg, a boy who is rather more than he seems, and of the great tourney at Ashford Meadow. The Sworn Sword, the tale that follows, picks up their story a year or so later.

 
Tuf wędrowiec

Haviland Tuf jest podróżnikiem i rzetelnym, aczkolwiek drobnym międzygwiezdnym kupcem. Dzięki niezwykłemu splotowi zdarzeń staje się właścicielem wiekowego, długiego na wiele mil statku — bazy ziemskiego Inżynierskiego Korpusu Ekologicznego. Zbudowany jako śmiercionośna broń, statek ów chroni sekrety zapomnianej dziedziny nauki. Funkcjonuje wystarczająco sprawnie, aby za pomocą inżynierii genetycznej i technik klonowania produkować dziesiątki tysięcy rozmaitych gatunków roślin i zwierząt — zarówno dobroczynnych, jak i niszczycielskich. Ekscentryczny, ale zawsze postępujący zgodnie z zasadami etyki, Tuf postanawia zmienić profesję i mianuje się inżynierem — ekologiem, używając zasobów statku — bazy do rozwiązywania problemów nękających rozliczne światy.

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Un festin pour les corbeaux

Lady Brienne, dite la pucelle de Torth, poursuit la quête désespérée dont l’a chargée Jaime Lannister. Accompagnée du septon Meribal, de Podrick, son fidèle écuyer, et de Ser Hyle, elle arpente sans relâche le royaume à la recherche de Sansa Stark. Mais à défaut de la fille, c’est la mère, Catelyn, qu’elle trouvera… ou du moins ce qu’il en reste.

Car Sansa, depuis le régicide auquel elle a été mêlée à son insu, se cache au Val d’Arryne, sous l’identité d’Alayne Stone, prétendue bâtarde de Lord Petyr Baelish, Littlefinger. Plus pour longtemps, cependant : ce dernier a concocté un plan qui, s’il fonctionne, devrait faire revenir la jeune fille sur le devant de la scène.

Et pendant que tous les Loups s’agitent, Cersei Lannister tente de maintenir en un seul morceau l’empire qu’a laissé Lord Tywin, son père. N’a-t-elle pas joué une fois de trop avec le feu en réarmant la Foi et ses ecclésiastiques pour le moins radicaux ?

Un festin pour les corbeaux, douzième tome du Trône de Fer, clôt un chapitre important de la magistrale saga de George R.R. Martin.

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Une danse avec les dragons

Daenerys a eu beau se plier à toutes les exigences du peuple de Meereen – épouser Hizdahr zo Loraq, rouvrir les arènes de combat, pactiser avec des mercenaires qui l’ont déjà trahie –, rien n’y fait : la paix précaire risque à tout moment de dégénérer en un siège sanglant. D’autant plus que la jument pâle, cette peste incurable, continue de faire des ravages aux portes de la ville. Yezzan zo Qaggaz, le maître de Tyrion, figure parmi les dernières victimes en date. Le malheur des uns faisant le bonheur des autres, le nain y voit une occasion unique de prendre la poudre d’escampette. Pendant ce temps, au Nord, les portes de Winterfell demeurent obstinément closes, tandis que la forteresse disparaît peu à peu sous un épais manteau de neige. Ses remparts servent-ils à protéger ses occupants de l’assaut de moins en moins probable des troupes de Stannis Baratheon ou à sceller leur tombeau ? Une danse avec les dragons clôt un chapitre important du Trône de Fer, la plus célèbre des sagas de fantasy, qui depuis 2011 et sans doute pour de nombreuses années à venir, séduit à la télévision un très large public. Son auteur, George R.R. Martin, s’y consacre aujourd’hui quasi exclusivement.


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Varnų puota

„Varnų puota“ —tai ketvirtoji Georgeo R. R. Martino istorinės fantastinės epopėjos „Ledo ir ugnies giesmė“ knyga.

Joje kuriama šiurpi karo nuniokoto krašto atmosfera, o veiksmas daugiausia sukasi apie Karaliaus Uostą. Ten karaliumi paskirtas devynmetis berniukas Tome- nas, o visą valdžią užgrobusi jo motina —karalienė regentė Sersėja. Įtikėjusi kitados jai burtininkės išsakyta pranašyste, jog valdžią iš jos paverš kita karalienė, jauna ir graži, Sersėja nusprendžia pražudyti Tomeno žmoną, karalienę Mardžerę iš Tairelių giminės.

Ir pačiame Vesterose, kur maitlesiais varnais karas pavertė daugybę žmonių, rezgami nauji sąmokslai, sudaromos naujos pavojingos sąjungos ir visi keršija visiems, ypač negailestinga keistoji Akmenširdė —pilkoji moteris, vadovaujanti bastūnams. Tačiau šioje varnų puotoje svečių daug, tik nežinia, kam iš jų pasiseks išlikti gyvam.


 
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IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT…

For decades, the apocalypse and its aftermath have yielded some of the most exciting short stories of all time. From David Brin’s seminal “The Postman” to Hugh Howey’s “Deep Blood Kettle” and Tananarive Due’s prescient “Patient Zero,” the end of the world continues to thrill.

This companion volume to the critically acclaimed WASTELANDS offers thirty of the finest examples of post-apocalyptic short fiction, with works by:

Ann Aguirre

Megan Arkenberg

Paolo Bacigalupi

Christopher Barzak

Lauren Beukes

David Brin

Orson Scott Card

Junot Díaz

Cory Doctorow

Tananarive Due

Toiya Kristen Finley

Milo James Fowler

Maria Dahvana Headley

Hugh Howey

Keffy R. M. Kehrli

Jake Kerr

Nancy Kress

Joe R. Lansdale

George R. R. Martin

Jack McDevitt

Seanan McGuire

Maureen F. McHugh

D. Thomas Minton

Rudy Rucker & Bruce Sterling

Ramsey Shehadeh

Robert Silverberg

Rachel Swirsky

Genevieve Valentine

James Van Pelt

Christie Yant

Award-winning editor John Joseph Adams has once again assembled a who’s who of short fiction, and the result is nothing short of mind-blowing.

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Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalipse

Famine, Death, War, and Pestilence: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the harbingers of Armageddon — these are our guides through the Wastelands…

From the Book of Revelation to The Road Warrior; from A Canticle for Leibowitz to The Road, storytellers have long imagined the end of the world, weaving eschatological tales of catastrophe, chaos, and calamity. In doing so, these visionary authors have addressed one of the most challenging and enduring themes of imaginative fiction: the nature of life in the aftermath of total societal collapse.

Gathering together the best post-apocalyptic literature of the last two decades from many of today’s most renowned authors of speculative fiction — including George R.R. Martin, Gene Wolfe, Orson Scott Card, Carol Emshwiller, Jonathan Lethem, Octavia E. Butler, and Stephen King — Wastelands explores the scientific, psychological, and philosophical questions of what it means to remain human in the wake of Armageddon. Whether the end of the world comes through nuclear war, ecological disaster, or cosmological cataclysm, these are tales of survivors, in some cases struggling to rebuild the society that was, in others, merely surviving, scrounging for food in depopulated ruins and defending themselves against monsters, mutants, and marauders.

Complete with introductions and an indispensable appendix of recommendations for further reading, Wastelands delves into this bleak landscape, uncovering the raw human emotion and heart-pounding thrills at the genre’s core.

John Joseph Adams is the assistant editor of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and a freelance writer. His website is www.johnjosephadams.com.

Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse is available now. Look for it wherever books are sold, or order online from Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Powell’s Books, or directly from the publisher, Night Shade Books.

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Światło się mroczy

Wezwany przez Gwen, swą dawną ukochaną, na festiwalowy świat Worlorn, Dirk t’Larien przekonuje się, że duma światów zewnętrznych położonych poza Welonem Kusicielki bardzo się zmieniła i jest teraz umierającą planetą. Gwiazdozbiór Kręgu Ognia świeci coraz słabiej i Worlorn ponownie podejmuje samotną wędrówkę przez mrok międzygwiezdnych przestrzeni.

Gwen jest obecnie związana z Jaanem Vikarym, jednym z dumnych Kavalarów, którzy władają Worlornem zgodnie ze swym opartym na przemocy kodeksem. Gdy jednak planeta pogrąża się w mroku, ich brutalna, pusta cywilizacja zaczyna się załamywać.

„Światło się mroczy” to powieść zawierająca piękny opis obcych światów i kultur, to mroczna opowieść o przemocy, złamanych obietnicach, samozniszczeniu i obsesyjnej lojalności.

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