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More speculative fiction by Jane Yolen & Adam Stemple

The Seelie Wars — (2013-2014) Ages 8 and up. Publisher: Snail and Prince Aspen are unlikely companions. Snail is a midwife’s apprentice; Aspen is a prince held hostage to prevent a war. Due to a series of misunderstandings, the two find themselves on the run, having adventure after mishap after scary, fast-paced escape. When they reach Aspen’s kingdom, they learn to their horror that their actions have divided the country and plunged it into violence. Every minute counts: it is time for Snail and Aspen to figure out a way to stop the building war — together.

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Speculative fiction by Melissa Scott & Jo Graham

The Order of the Air  — (2012-2015) Melissa Scott & Jo Graham. Publisher: In 1929 archeologists began draining Lake Nemi in search of the mysterious ships that have been glimpsed beneath its waters since the reign of Claudius. What they awakened had been drowned for two thousand years. For a very good reason. Veteran aviator Lewis Segura has been drifting since the Great War ended, fetched up at last at the small company run by fellow veterans and pilots Alma Gilchrist and Mitchell Sorley, assisted by their old friend Dr. Jerry Ballard, an archeologist who lost his career when he lost part of his leg. It’s a living, and if it’s not quite what any of them had dreamed of, it’s better than much that they’ve already survived. But Lewis has always dreamed true, and what he sees in his dreams will take them on a dangerous chase from Hollywood to New York to an airship over the Atlantic, and finally to the Groves of Diana Herself….

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Fantasy by Garth Nix and Sean Williams

TroubleTwisters — (2011-2014) Ages 9-12. Garth Nix and Sean Williams. Publisher: A spectacular new middle-grade fantasy series from NYT bestselling authors Garth Nix and Sean Williams, in which two twins find that they must act as wards against a threatening evil. The Evil has been trying to break into our dimension and dominate the earth for centuries. Unbeknownst to most of us, there are Wardens all over the globe, who protect humanity from the Evil that asserts itself at the Portals, which are the only places through which the Evil may pass into our world. Jaide and Jack Shield don’t know that the world is under attack. They don’t know that their dad and their Grandma X, who they move in with, are Wardens, or that they themselves are troubletwisters, young Wardens just coming into their powers.

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By David Weber & Jane Lindskold

Star Kingdom — (2011-2013) By David Weber & Jane Lindskold. Publisher: Stephanie Harrington absolutely hates being confined inside her family’s compound on the pioneer planet of Sphinx, a frontier wilderness world populated by dangerous native animals that could easily tear a human to bits and pieces. Yet Stephanie is a young woman determined to make discoveries — and the biggest discovery of all awaits her: an intelligent alien species. Treecats are creatures that resemble a cross between a bobcat and a lemur (but with six legs and much more deadly claws). Not only are they fully sentient, they are also telepathic, and able to bond with certain gifted humans such as the genetically-enhanced Stephanie. But Stephanie’s find, and her first-of-its-kind bond with a treecat, brings on a new torrent of danger. An assortment of highly placed enemies with galactic-sized wealth at stake is determined to make sure that the planet of Sphinx remains entirely in human hands — even if this means the extermination of another thinking species.

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Written as Lee Carroll

Black Swan Rising — (2010-2011) Urban fantasy. Publisher: When New York City jewelry designer Garet James stumbles into a strange antiques shop in her neighborhood, her life is turned upside down. John Dee, the enigmatic shopkeeper, asks her to open a vintage silver box for a generous sum of money. Oddly, the symbol of a swan on the box exactly matches the ring given to Garet by her deceased mother. Garet can’t believe this eerie coincidence until she opens the box and otherworldly things start happening.… The precious silver box is stolen from Garet’s home. When she investigates, Garet learns that she has been pulled into a prophecy that is hundreds of years old. Opening the box has unleashed an evil force onto the streets of Manhattan. Gradually, Garet pieces together her true identity — one that her deceased mother desperately tried to protect her from. Generations of women in Garet’s family, including her beloved mother, suffered and died at the hands of this prevailing evil. Does Garet possess the power to reclaim the box and defeat this devastating force? On her journey, she will meet fey folk who walk unnoticed among humans and a sexy vampire who also happens to be a hedge fund manager that she can’t stop thinking about. Can Garet trust anyone to guide her? The fairies reveal a desire to overpower mere humans, and the seductive vampire has the power to steal the life from her body. Using her newfound powers and sharp wit, Garet will muster everything she’s got to shut down the evil taking over her friends, family, New York City, and the world.

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More fantasy novels by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié

Wicked — (2002-2009) Publisher: Holly Cathers and her twin cousins have just graduated from high school, and they’re moving on toward their first semester of college. But no matter where they go, they will never be entirely free of their past. The three are descendants of a powerful coven of witches — in constant danger from a rival clan. Holly learns from a vision that Jer is still alive. As leader of the coven, she resolves to rescue him despite the fact that he is a member of the Deveraux clan and therefore her enemy. But her efforts are thwarted when her aunt reveals the nature of an ancient curse visited upon all Cathers witches. It becomes clear to Holly that the death of her parents was no accident, and a similar plague is sure to fall on anyone she grows close to. As her power strengthens, can Holly escape her destiny? And if her destiny includes Jer, does she want to?

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Crusade — (2010-2011) Publisher: The ultimate battle. The ultimate love. For the past two years, Jenn has lived and trained at Spain’s Sacred Heart Academy Against the Cursed Ones. She is among the few who have pledged to defend humanity or die trying. But the vampires are gaining power, and the battle has only just begun. Forced to return home after death takes a member of her family, Jenn discovers that San Francisco is now a vampire strong-hold. As a lone hunter apart from her team, Jenn is isolated — and at risk. She craves the company of her fighting partner, Antonio: his protection, his reassurance, his touch. But a relationship with Antonio comes with its own dangers, and the more they share of themselves, the more Jenn stands to lose. Then Jenn is betrayed by one who was once bound to protect her, causing her to doubt all she had held as true. To survive, Jenn must find the courage to trust herself — and her heart.

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Wolf Springs Chronicles — (2011-2013) Publisher: Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie, the New York Times bestselling authors of the Wicked series, have created an entirely new trilogy with the passion of Twilight and the grandeur of Fallen. The Wolf Springs Chronicles introduces readers to a town of secrets and the new girl who’s about to start believing in werewolves.

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More speculative fiction from Emma Bull & Will Shetterly

fantasy book reviews science fiction book reviewsDouble Feature — (1994) Publisher: This trade paperback reprint of the Boskone 31 Book contains 13 pieces of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry plus brief biographies and bibligoraphies of each author and an introduction by Patrick & Teresa Nielsen Hayden. Cover Art by Nick Jainschigg.


fantasy book reviews science fiction book reviewsAnd Other Stories — (2012) Publisher: Stories by Emma Bull and Will Shetterly. By Emma Bull: “The Princess and the Lord of Night” “Man of Action” “The Last of John Ringo” “De la Tierra” “What Used to Be Good Still Is” “Joshua Tree” “Silver or Gold” By Will Shetterly “The Princess Who Kicked Butt” “Oldthings” “Brian and the Aliens” “Taken He Cannot Be” “Little Red and the Big Bad” “Secret Identity” “The People Who Owned the Bible” “Kasim’s Haj” “The Thief of Dreams” “Black Rock Blues” “Dream Catcher”


By L. Sprague de Camp & David Drake

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More by L. Sprague de Camp & Fletcher Pratt

the carnelian cube fletcher pratt l sprage de campThe Carnelian Cube — (1948) L. Sprague de Camp with Fletcher Pratt. Publisher: Arthur Cleveland Finch scoffed at the thought that the Carnelian Cube was a dream-stone — until, with that curiously inscribed ancient charm beneath his head, he sleeps that night and awakens… in another world…


More speculative fiction by Allan Cole & Chris Bunch

Sten — (1982-2012) Publisher: Hailed as a “landmark science fiction series” the Sten Series has thrilled millions of readers all over the world. Set three thousand years in the future, the eight Sten novels tell the tale of a tough, street-wise orphan who escapes his fate as factory planet “delinq” to become the strong right-hand of the most powerful man in the Universe — a man hailed by his billons of subjects as “The Eternal Emperor.” This edition contains a brand-new “Forward” introduction to the series as well as a selection of recipes from the Emperor’s cookbook. Classic SF adventure!

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Anteros — (1985-1995) Allan Cole and Chris Bunch. Publisher: Young, pampered Amalric Antero cared only for real places and possible dreams. But then he met Janos Greycloak, a dashing soldier who dabbled in forbidden magic and who carried, hidden, proof of riches and mysteries beyond imagination. And suddenly Amalric found himself setting out on the adventure of a lifetime, a daring and perilous quest through unknown lands peopled by nightmares, to seek the ultimate in fables…THE FAR KINGDOMS!

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By Mercedes Lackey, Eric Flint, Dave Freer

Heirs of Alexandria — (2002-2013) Mercedes Lackey, Eric Flint, Dave Freer. Publisher: it is the year 1537. The great winged Lion stares over a Venice where magic thrives. The rich Venetian Republic is a bastion of independence and tolerance. Perhaps for that reason, it is also corrupt, and rotten with intrigue. But for the young brothers Marco and Benito Valdosta, vagabond and thief, Venice is simply-home. They have no idea that they stand at the center of the city’s coming struggle for its very life. They know nothing of the powerful forces moving in the background. They have barely heard of Chernobog, demonlord of the North, who is shifting his pawns to attack Venice in order to cut into the underbelly of the Holy Roman Empire. All Marco and Benito know is that they’re hungry and in dangerous company: Katerina the smuggler, Caesare the sell-sword, Montagnard assassins, church inquisitors, militant Knights of the Holy Trinity, Dottore Marina the Strega mage… and Maria. Maria might be an honest canaler, but she had the hottest temper a boy could find. Yet among the dark waters of the canals lurk far worse dangers than a hot-tempered girl. Chernobog has set a monster loose to wreak havoc on the city. Magic, murder and evil are all at work to pull Venice down. Fanatical monks seek to root out true witchcraft with fire and sword. Steel-clad Teutonic knights, wealth traders, church dignitaries and great Princes fight and plot for control of the jewel of the Mediterranean. And somehow all of these, from thieves to mages to princes, must gather around Marco and his brother Benito, under the shadow of the great winged lion of Venice.

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The Witches of Karres — (2004-2010) These are sequels to James H. Schmitz’s The Witches of Karres written by Mercedes LackeyDave Freer and Eric Flint. Publisher: It just wasn’t fair! Captain Pausert had foiled the deadliest of space pirates and eliminated the threat of the Worm World, yet his troubles kept piling up. Sent on a secret mission to stop the nanite plague, a self-aware disease that could devastate whole worlds, he quickly found that someone had convinced the Imperial Fleet that he was actually a wanted criminal, which led to a battle leaving his ship in urgent need of repairs. And while Goth and the Leewit, two of the notorious witches of Karres, could do amazing things, ship repair was not in their line. So he stopped at the next planet for repairs, but found that somehow his bank account had been cut off, and the authorities were looking for someone matching his description. There was only one thing to do-join the circus! An interstellar traveling circus, that is. All the galaxy loves a clown — as long as Pausert, Goth and the Leewit can keep their disguises from slipping. The show must go on — or the galaxy is doomed!

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More books by Mercedes Lackey & Rosemary Edghill

Bedlam’s Bard — (2000-2005) Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill. Publisher: After the events chronicled in Bedlam’s Bard, world-saving bard and magician Eric hopes to settle down to the quiet life. No such luck: his apartment building is a safe-house for a group of occult Guardians protecting New York from supernatural evil. And there’s a new evil for them to guard against… Unethical researchers are planning to raise a psychotropic drug-enslaved army of mercenaries. But this gets the attention of Aerune mac Audelaine, lord of the dark Unseleighe Sidhe, who hopes to use the drugs to break through to the human world. Both plans will bring terror to the world — and both are threatened by the very existence of Eric Banyon. With his possibly loyal companions — a beautiful elven half-breed and a gargoyle — Eric heads for a three-way battle of wizardry that will determine Gotham’s fate-and his own.

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Shadow Grail — (2010-2014) Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill. Young adult. Publisher: Spirit White wasn’t exactly a normal teenager; but when a freak accident left her the only survivor in her family, she found herself the legal ward of a strange boarding school and orphanage in the middle of Montana — the Oakhurst Academy — and its even stranger headmaster, Doctor Ambrosius.

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fantasy and science fiction book reviewsArcanum 101: Welcome New Students — (2012) Publisher: Fifteen-year-old Tomas Torres, the son of an immigrant family who are just barely making it, gets picked up by the police for doing some work for the local padrone (collector). For this work, Tomas has made $1000 a week, a lot of money by anyone’s count. But what is the work? What is Tomas arrested for? Arson, but arson that cannot be explained. Tomas has a most unusual gift: he is a fire-starter — he can start fires with sheer force of will that flame from the tips of his fingers. More, he can will fireballs to hurl at his enemies or opponents, and he can incinerate any evidence. But the courts decide they have enough to convict young Tomas and send him off to a school (which Tomas believes to be a kind of jail): St. Rhiannon’s School for the Gifted and Exceptional Student. At St. Rhiannon’s, Tomas soon finds that he is not alone. St. Rhia’s, as they call it, is a school for students of all ages with “gifts” like Tomas’s: students who are pre-cogs, storm-callers, witches, healers, wizards, techno-shamans, psionics, firestarters, teleporters, psychics, sensitives and much, much more. Things he could never have imagined happen at St. Rhia’s, and in time Tomas comes to feel less alone. He begins to believe in what he actually sees (astral warriors, for example) and all that he is taught by his attractive young mentor, VeeVee. All students at St. Rhia’s are attempting to learn to control their gifts. Tomas, too, must learn about the ethics and the laws of magic (of which he knows nothing) and more, how to control the strength and force of his fire. Join Tomas and his friends as they journey through St. Rhia’s and beyond, both through the outside world and through magical Gates to the magical worlds of Chaos and other kingdoms where their gifts will be tested. If they succeed, their powers will take on new relevance and meaning.


fantasy and science fiction book reviewsDead Reckoning — (2012) Publisher: Jett is a girl disguised as a boy, living as a gambler in the old West as she searches for her long-lost brother. Honoria Gibbons is a smart, self-sufficient young woman who also happens to be a fabulous inventor. Both young women travel the prairie alone — until they are brought together by a zombie invasion! As Jett and Honoria investigate, they soon learn that these zombies aren’t rising from the dead of their own accord … but who would want an undead army? And why? This gunslinging, hair-raising, zombie western mashup is perfect for fans of Cowboys vs. Aliens and Pride & Prejudice & Zombies.


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By Steven Brust & Emma Bull

Steven Brust Emma Bull Freedom and NecessityFreedom and Necessity — (1997) Steven Brust and Emma Bull. Publisher: It is 1849. Across Europe, the high tide of revolution has crested, leaving recrimination and betrayal in its wake. From the high councils of Prussia to the corridors of Parliament, the powers-that-be breathe sighs of relief. But the powers-that-be are hardly unified among themselves. Far from it… On the south coast of England, London man-about-town James Cobham comes to himself in a country inn, with no idea how he got there. Corresponding with his cousin, he discovers himself to have been presumed drowned in a boating accident. Together they decide that he should stay put for the moment, while they investigate what may have transpired. For James Cobham is a wanted man — wanted by conspiring factions of the government and the Chartists alike, and also the target of a magical conspiracy inside his own family.And so the adventure begins… leading the reader through every corner of mid-nineteenth-century Britain, from the parlors of the elite to the dens of the underclass. Not since Wilkie Collins or Conan Doyle has there been such a profusion of guns, swordfights, family intrigues, women disguised as men, occult societies, philosophical discussions, and, of course, passionate romance.Nor could any writing team but Steven Brust and Emma Bull make it quite so much fun…


By Michael Moorcock & Storm Constantine

fantasy and science fiction book reviewsSilverheart: A Novel of the Multiverse — (2000) Publisher: This is a novel set at the very heart of Michael Moorcock’s multiverse, in Karadur, city of metal, steam, and ancient families, the mighty clans of the metal. In six days, Max Silverskin, thief and trickster, must discover the secrets of his heritage or die from the witch mark — the silverheart — which will devour his heart. Lady Rose Iron, daughter of the leader of the powerful Clan Iron is thrown into an edgy alliance with Max, as she searches for the secrets that could save the city’s future. Captain Cornelius Coffin, head of the clans’ security forces, is in love with Lady Rose and obsessed with capturing Max. And, there are others, in Shriltasi, Karadur’s underworld twin, who know the prophecy which says that only Max Silverskin can save both realms. In “Silverheart”, Michael Moorcock and Storm Constantine have combined their talents to produce a novel that is both surreal and gothic.


By Marion Zimmer Bradley & Holly Lisle

Glenraven — (1996-1998) Publisher: Sophie, seeking solace after losing a child, and Jay Jay, who wants to get away from it all when her third marriage fails, become unwitting heroes in the magical kingdom of Glenraven when they help its people to overthrow a monster ruler.

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Science fiction by Frederik Pohl and Jack Williamson

Undersea — (1954-1958) With Jack Williamson. An omnibus edition is available. Publisher: When Jim Eden’s uncle, the inventor of a valuable undersea device, disappears while testing a new undersea mining process, Eden heads for the undersea mining colony to investigate on his own.

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Starchild — (1964-1969) With Jack Williamson. An omnibus edition is available. Publisher: Earth in the near future is governed by the Plan of Man — a complex set of laws enforced by a worldwide computerized security network, necessary for the survival of humankind. Or, so the authorities say. But one man knows better… The mysterious being, Starchild, threatens to extinguish the Earth’s sun and destroy its ruler, the Plan of Man.

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The Saga of Cuckoo — (1975) With Jack Williamson. An omnibus edition is available. Publisher: Ben Pertin traveled the galaxy on life-and-death missions — but never left Earth!

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Stand-alones:

fantasy and science fiction book reviewsLand’s End — (1988) Publisher:  When Comet Sicara brushed near enough to strip the ozone layer form the Earth’s atmosphere, civilization effectively ended–in fact, life on Earth was nearly extinguished. But the underwater cities survived, and some heavily protected land enclaves as well. When the “ozone summer” years were ending, submarine captain Ron Tregarth rediscovered his lost love, Graciela Navarro. but their triumph against all odds was only the beginning, for the alien known as the Eternal stood between them and threatened to destroy all they held dearest. The Eternal’s goal was to absorb the minds of every living thing, to create a death-in-life to enslave the planet.fantasy and science fiction book reviews


The Singers of Time — (1991) Library Journal: A race of turtle-like creatures conquers Earth, imposing a gentler set of values on humankind, outlawing destructive technology, and denying the validity of human scientific theories. When their home planet disappears into a black hole, however, the aliens’ only hope for the future hinges on the possibility that humanity’s flawed sciences might contain a glimmer of truth. Two veteran sf authors combine their strengths to produce a novel that both explains and explores the ”mysteries” of modern science.


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By James P. Blaylock & Tim Powers

fantasy and science fiction book reviewsThe Devils in the Details — (2003) Short stories. Publisher: Collects three original short stories, ”Through And Through” by Powers, ”The Devil In The Details” by Blaylock, and ”Fifty Cents” a collaboration by both authors together. Plus a foreword by Powers and an afterword ”Mexican Food” by Blaylock (this afterword comes in the form of a separate chapbook laid into the book).


By David Drake & Janet Morris

ARC Riders — (1995-1996) With Janet Morris. Publisher: Reactionary 23rd-century terrorists will change history unless the elite Anti-Revision Command, the ARC Riders, aided by war veteran Maj. Rebecca Carnes, can find them. In a manhunt that ranges from the 26th century to 50,000 B.C., the ARC Riders must stop the killing before they lose their one chance to untie the fatal knots of time.

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Stand-alones:

David Drake The Forlorn Hope, Birds of Prey, Killer, Active MeasuresActive Measures — (1985) With Janet Morris. Publisher: The year is 1999. CIA agent Larry Fox has stumbled onto the most frightening espionage plot in U.S. history. The president of the United States is a soviet agent – and no one but Fox, running for his life in Istanbul, can take the truth to Washington. Fox realizes that what he has discovered makes terrifying sense. Around the world U.S. forces are abandoning allies while Soviet power and influence reaches new heights. The nascent U.S. Space Command leads the retreat from space. Whites enroll their children in neo-Nazi organizations and turn their communities into armed camps while blacks demand outright ownership south of the Mason-Dixon line. Fox is America’s only hope, and Fox doesn’t have any hope at all…


David Drake The Forlorn Hope, Birds of Prey, Killer, Active Measures, Lacey and His Friends, Kill RatioKill Ratio — (1987) With Janet Morris. Publisher: Space was man’s last frontier. Will it be his final background?

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Target — (1989) With Janet Morris. Publisher: When an extraterrestrial visitor lands on the moon seeking political asylum, everyone is caught up in studying the creature — while the alien’s hunters follow close behind, ready to kill anything that stands in their way.


By Judith Tarr & Harry Turtledove

book review Judith Tarr Harry Turtledove Household GodsHousehold Gods — (1999) Judith Tarr and Harry Turtledove. Publisher: Nicole Gunther-Perrin is a modern young professional, proud of her legal skills but weary of the daily grind, of childcare, and of sexist coworkers and her deadbeat ex-husband. Then after one exceptionally awful day, she awakens to find herself in a different life, that of a widowed tavernkeeper on the Roman frontier around A.D. 170. Delighted at first, she quickly begins to realize that her new world is as complicated as her old one. Violence, dirt, and pain are everywhere; slavery is commonplace, gladiators kill for sport, and drunkenness is taken for granted. Yet, somehow, people manage to face life everyday with humor and goodwill.No quitter, Nicole manages to adapt, despite endless worry about the fate of her children “back” in the twentieth century. Then plague sweeps through Carnuntum, followed by brutal war. Amidst pain and loss on a level she had never imagined, Nicole must find reserved of the sort of strength she had never known.


By Roger Zelazny & Fred Saberhagen

fantasy and science fiction book reviewsCoils — (1982) Publisher: A new entity is being born. Its cells are microprocessors, its soul lives in data banks from Wall Street to Red Square. It is neither good nor evil. But it is very dangerous. The Angra Oil Corporation thinks it is just another resource to be used up…. Coils: The story of a man and a woman trapped in the battle between a soulless corporation and the soul of a new machine.fantasy and science fiction book reviews


The Black Throne — (1990) Publisher: As children, Perry, Annie, and Edgar Allen Poe met on a mystical beach out of space and time. Fifteen years later, Perry discovers that he is living the stones written Dy his alter ego, Edgar Allan Poe, as he encounters a world of reality gone mad.


By S.M. Stirling & Holly Lisle

fantasy and science fiction book reviewsThe Rose Sea — (1994) Publisher: A new quest fantasy in the spirit of Weis and Hickman by two of the most brilliant new stars of Fantasy and Science Fiction. In a world created and abandoned by the Great Ones, an obscure officer and a rancher’s daughter are brought together by war and thrown into battle against the insane demon-god of Tarin Tseld.


By Robert Bloch and Andre Norton

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The Jekyll Legacy — (1990) Robert Bloch and Andre Norton. Publisher: After arriving in England to claim her inheritance, Hester Jekyll, niece of Dr. Henry Jekyll, discovers she gets nothing, and suddenly her friends are untrustworthy and aloof. Hester becomes entangled in her uncle’s mysterious past, and a series of brutal deaths cause her to wonder if London’s seen the last of Dr. Jekyll — or Mr. Hyde.


By Andre Norton and Jean Rabe

These are series which were begun by Andre Norton and finished by Jean Rabe.

 

The Magic Sequence — (1965-2008)  Begun by Andre Norton and finished by Jean Rabe. Publisher: Ages 9-12. Publisher: A final stand for Avalon… Sara, Greg, and Eric Lowry are exploring the woods near their uncle’s Hudson Valley estate when they are magically transported to the land of Avalon. There they meet Huon, Warden of the West. When he tells them that the forces of darkness have stolen the three talismans that protect Avalon — King Arthur’s sword, Excalibur; Merlin’s ring; and Huon’s horn — the children set off on a quest to find the three tokens of power. For Avalon stands as a wall between the Dark and the mortal world. And if Avalon falls, so does Earth…

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Quag Keep — (1979-2005) Begun by Andre Norton and finished by Jean Rabe. Publisher: In 1976 Andre Norton was invited to play a new sort of adventure game,Dungeons & Dragons. Its creator, Gary Gygax, introduced Norton to his world of Greyhawk. After a session of world building, role playing, and fantasy adventuring, Norton wrote Quag Keep, a tale of six adventurers from our world who journey to the city of Greyhawk in order to aid a wizard and unlock the secrets of the stronghold of Quag Keep.

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Five Senses — (1994-2006) Begun by Andre Norton and finished by Jean Rabe. Publisher: Once the garden of the Goddess Lyr, the land called the Ryft lies blackened and desolate, destroyed by true evil. It is here that the child Alnosha came to learn of her ability to divine by touch. Now, the fugitive Kryn has come to Ryft, and although he mistrusts Alnosha’s powers, he is drawn to her — for he has been chosen to serve as her sword and champion.

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By David Drake & S.M. Stirling

The General (Raj Whitehall) — (1991-2014) David Drake with S.M. Stirling, Eric Flint and Tony Daniel. Omnibus editions available. Publisher: Long after interstellar civilization collapsed, Battle Central, a sentient computer, selected a young military officer to restore its fallen glory by conquering a planet — and then re-conquering the stars.

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More science fiction from Jerry Pournelle and S.M. Stirling

Falkenberg’s Legion — (1989-1993) By Jerry Pournelle and S.M. Stirling. Publisher: Forced out of the CoDominium Navy, John Christian Falkenberg turns mercenary to protect the scattered Earth colonies so that civilization may survive the inevitable collapse of the home planet.

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fantasy and science fiction book reviewsThe Children’s Hour  — (1989-1993) By Jerry Pournelle and S.M. Stirling. Publisher:  The fastest way to get ahead in Kzin society is to cut through the endless challenges and duels to the death–and take on your father. But Chuut-Riit, Planetary Governor of occupied planet Wunderland, is teaching his kits a new way–the way of the humans. And the humans don’t like it, at all. Expanded from parts of Man-Kzin Wars II and Man-Kzin Wars III.