The novel published as This Immortal first appeared under the title …And Call Me Conrad. It won Roger his first Hugo. In the following tale, Robert Silverberg’s Titan discovers, as did Conrad, that nothing ever goes quite as one plans.
Those wicked wizards are back – and they've become very smart. (Sort of.) They intend to take over the Enchanted Forest once and for all . . . unless Cimorene finds a way to stop them. And some people think being queen is easy
Book Four of the Codex Alera. After two years of bitter conflict with the hordes of invading Canim, Tavi of Calderon, now Captain of the First Aleran Legion, realizes that a peril far greater than the Canim exists-the terrifying Vord, who drove the savage Canim from their homeland. Now, Tavi must find a way to overcome the centuries-old animosities between Aleran and Cane if an alliance is to be forged against their mutual enemy. And he must lead his legion in defiance of the law, against friend and foe-before the hammerstroke of the Vord descends on them all.
Spoiled, rich young Elinor Brinton was no longer on Earth. She had been kidnapped from her New York apartment and carried across space to Gor by akien slavers.
Then the ship was wrecked and she was stranded on the strange world of Counter-Earth, where women were only property, to be beaten ans subjugated at the will of the men who were their Masters.
Life to her became a never-ending nightmare.
In the great luxury of Ko-ro-ba, she was trained in the provocative skills of a pleasure slave. In the Norhtern Forests of Gor, she was captured by the fierce outlaw Panther Girls.
And finally came Rask of Treve to teach her what all woman should learn!
A young man in a primitive valley, terrorized by despotic rulers, cruelty, superstition and by very real monsters of awesome power sets off on a quest for freedom. When he reaches the world outside his valley, however, he makes an astonishing discovery, at once terrible and wonderful, about the nature of his entire world!
Wielce Oats trafił na nie najlepszy moment, by zostać kapłanem. Sądził, że przybywa do Lancre na prostą ceremonię. Tymczasem znalazł się na wojnie między wampirami a czarownicami. Jest tu młoda Agnes, która naprawdę czasem nie jest sobą. Magrat, która stara się połączyć czarownictwo i pieluchy. Niania Ogg… i babcia Weatherwax, która jest prawdziwym problemem. Wampiry są inteligentne. Mają styl i wykwintne kamizelki. Wyszły z trumien i pragną kęsa przyszłości. Wielce Oats wie, że ma modlitwę, ale wolałby topór.„Carpe Jugulum” to dwudziesta trzecia powieść Terry’ego Pratchetta o Świecie Dysku — ale pierwsza, w której wampiry grają główne role.
Они – вампиры, и это многое объясняет. Да, они спят в гробах, да, они питаются кровью, однако, все не так просто. Долой заскорузлые предания и предрассудки! Новый мир – новые повадки! Закаляйся святой водой! Религиозные символы – всего лишь картинки и предметы нательного украшения! Чеснок? Обычная приправа! Смело гляди в глаза наступающему дню!
Они – новые вампиры. Они будут жить по-новому. И вы тоже будете жить по-новому. Вас заставят не бояться. Вас заставят снять с окон решетки. Вам будет хорошо. Люди и вампиры – дружба вовек!
А тех, кто не согласен, – «Карпе Югулум»!
Nine Women. Nine Stories. And nothing ordinary about them.
From the slightly askew mind of Regan Wolfrom comes this collection of hilariously dark tales of love, death, and horrible timing.
Pretty. Shy. About as lapsed as a Catholic can get.
Heather’s trapped in the a cult of killer succubi with a taste for East Hollywood douches.
(“High Times at the Sixth Annual Succubus Sisters Garage and Bake Sale”)
Somewhat tall. Can’t dunk. Never knew her father.
Amanda wakes up in a world of voodoo and zombies that she knows shouldn’t exist.
(“The Zombification of Amanda Hackensack”)
Lonely. Awkward. Painfully ginger.
Marguerite finds two strange little gnomes who show her just what she’s been missing.
(“Gnome on Girl on Gnome: A Love Story”)
Political outsider. Maverick. Avowed crazy cat lady.
Laura learns the sinister truth behind her unexpected electoral success.
(“The Siamese Candidate”)
Hard working. Hard drinking. Hard to please.
Stephanie comes to regret taking a trip on the edge of the world with people she knows she shouldn’t trust.
(“The Raven’s Head Dagger and the Custom of the Seas”)
Pink hair. Pretty smile. Likes to eat people.
Marie-Claire may soon discover that meat is murder no matter how you slice it.
(“Vegans Are F**king Delicious”)
A little lonely. A little self-conscious. Starving to death.
Maddy’s trying to slim down to starving model size, but her little housemates don’t seem all that supportive.
(“Maddy McKay and the Elves in Her House”)
Softball legend. Proud Yooper. Breathes underwater.
Vanessa’s strange gift has gotten her nowhere in life, stuck in a sad amusement park and surrounded by death.
(“The Ocean Goddess and The Home Run Queen”)
Mysterious. Troubled. Loads of fun at parties.
Kara’s lived a long and dangerous life, and may be forced to live it all over again.
(“Born Again at Granny’s Cave”)
I’ve always been drawn to stories about women who are strong in their own way, like not necessarily because of their skill with a broadaxe or their ability to toss on their nunsuit and fly over the streets of Lubbock, Texas.
These stories are about women who are thrown into situations that are completely what the f**k, and about how they work to take control of their destinies.
Oh, and gnome sex. And zombies, of course. And something about cats bent on world domination. I did mention what the f**k, right?
Regan Wolfrom (born at the tail end of the disco era) has come a long way from his 1986 debut novel Harry the Adventurous Hamster (currently out of print due to having never been published or completed).
After a break from writing to attend puberty, and to eventually sell six packs of Molson Canadian to his misnamed crush, Moosehead Girl, Regan returned to the craft with reckless abandon and a gallon jug of iced tea with just a smattering of extremely cheap rum.
Regan is now the author of the After The Fires Went Out series (with only one mention — so far — of zombie erections) and the slightly less controversial Persephone series (which, while appropriate for a YA audience, is still more likely to have actual zombie erections at some point). Regan hopes to one day write a novel set on Mars while sitting in his boxer shorts on the actual Red Planet, and everything that comes before that is really just his way of saving up for the one-way trip.
Though Regan has been shafted by residency requirements in his pursuit of the MacArthur genius grant, his current fiction is considered to be of high caliber, reflecting a marked improvement in style and grammar from the aforementioned thing with the hamster. It also has far fewer graphic scenes of pound puppy plushes having sex in the back of a shoebox with paper wheels.
What does Regan have to say about Regan?
“I recently passed up the chance to hassle Samuel L. Jackson.”
“I’ve always wanted to change my name to something boring, like Hugh Howey.”
“I know how to cook six things. None of them are oatmeal.”
“I write stories that are weird, a little dark, and definitely inappropriate for my children. It could be tough to keep that going when they get to be as old and weird as I am today.”
“Oh… and my dog is in love with me… like… in a disturbing way.”
For a more in-depth tour of Regan’s unresolved childhood issues, be sure to read one of his stories.
Zorian is a teenage mage of humble birth and slightly above-average skill, attending his third year of education at Cyoria's magical academy. He is a driven and irritable young man, consumed by a desire to ensure his own future and free himself of the influence of his family, whom he resents for favoring his brothers over him. Consequently, he has no time for pointless distractions or paying attention to other people's problems.
As it happens, time is something he is about to get plenty of. On the eve of the Cyoria's annual summer festival, he is killed and brought back to the beginning of the month, just before he was about to take a train to Cyoria. Suddenly trapped in a time loop with no clear end or exit, Zorian will have to look both within and without to unravel the mystery before him. And he does have to unravel it, for the time loop hadn't been made for his sake and dangers lurk everywhere...
Repetition is the mother of learning, but Zorian will have to first make sure he survives to try again - in a world of magic, even a time traveler isn't safe from those who wish him ill.
‘Groundhog’s day’ style setup in a fantasy world.
The human consort of Master Vampire Jean-Claude and Micah, the leopard shapeshifter, Anita Blake must come to Jean-Claude's assistance when his oldest ancestor sends one of her vicious and powerful underlings to St. Louis, threatening his and his clan's very existence. Reprint.
With her New York Times bestselling Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novels, Laurell K. Hamilton wraps readers up in stories of suspense and sensuality. Cerulean Sins is no exception. Now, Anita learns what it's like to be at the new end of a centuries-old bloodline—and just how far she'll let herself get pushed around…
How the mighty have fallen! Once a sworn enemy of all vampires, Anita is now the human consort of both Jean-Claude, the Master Vampire, and Micah, the leopard shapeshifter. But her love life doesn't stop there. It can't. For Anita—not quite as human as she once was—is consumed by both the lusts of the vampire and the primal hungers of the wereleopards. Desires that must be sated—time and time again…
But it is Jean-Claude who needs her now. His oldest ancestor has sent one of her vicious and powerful underlings to St. Louis, putting Jean-Claude and his clan on the defensive. Unsure of where she stands with the interloper, Anita finds herself tested as never before—needing all the dark forces her passion can muster to save the ones she loves the most…