By Elizabeth Boyer
Del Rey / Ballantine, 1982. one of the printings. 3rd publication within the author's "World of Alfar" delusion sequence.
By Patricia White
Jane Murdock does not think in magic, wizards, or the other issues arcane, yet that does not cease her from working afoul a wizard and feeling the total brunt of the previous adage: Hell hath no fury like a wizard scorned. Will, an untried wizard, is simply attempting to take wizard-order brides again to his domestic global whilst he, too, unearths hassle can put on a gorgeous face. the difficulty may be very undesirable, for him and the brides, in particular whilst the beautiful face belongs to the evil, love-struck wizard Cordelia, who has been scorned by way of unicorn rancher, Max Farrel. Cursed and compelled to wander the worlds as a good silvery-eyed cat, Sojourner used to be a guy and a wizard, yet he can by no means regain his human form until eventually he unearths That Which used to be misplaced.
By Wayne Barlowe
Lucifer's warfare, which damned legions of angels to Hell, is an historic and sour reminiscence shrouded within the smoke and ash of the Inferno. The Fallen, these banished demons who escaped the complete wrath of Heaven, have tested a unlimited and oppressive state in the fiery confines of Hell. Lucifer has no longer been obvious because the Fall and the mantle of rulership has been handed to the bad Prince Beelzebub, the Lord of the Flies. The Demons significant, Heaven's former warriors, became the ruling class. They are the comparable to landed lords, every one owing allegiance to the de facto ruler of Hell. They reign over their fiefdoms, tormenting the damned souls and including to their wealth.One Demon significant, even if, who has now not forgotten his former lifestyles in Heaven. The strong Lord Sargatanas is stressed. For millennia Sargatanas has governed dutifully yet unenthusiastically, construction his urban, Adamantinarx, into the version of an Infernal city. yet he hasn't ever forgotten what he misplaced within the Fall--proximity to God. he's sickened by way of what he has become. Now, with a small event--a war of words with one of many damned souls--he comes to a decision that might reverberate via each being in Hell. Sargatanas comes to a decision to aim the very unlikely, to insurgent, to recreation to move domestic and produce with him somebody who chooses to stick with . . . be they demon or soul. he'll stake every thing in this probability for redemption.
By Jack Vance
In Lyonesse II: the golf green Pearl and Madouc the paranormal lands of excessive attraction - the Elder Isles, the land, long-vanished underneath the sea, from which King Arthur's ancestors fled to Britain - come to amazing existence back. during this historical land the world of chivalry and the realm of faerie exist facet by means of facet and it's a position of wierd attractiveness, excessive experience and eerie magic. Warring kings renew their conflicts, opposing magicians devise ever more odd and sinister stratagems and Madouc, ostensibly the daughter of the ill-fated Princess Suldrun yet in truth a changeling, turns into embroiled in political rivalries, army adventures - and the hunt for the Grail.
By Victor Milan
Extended family Jade Falcon returns to break the metal Wolves as soon as and for all. yet their actual target is Skye, the capital of the Republic.
By Glen Cook, Kinuko Y. Craft
Cradled in swords, the battle baby comes.
October. while leaves flip blood and the wind turns bone: a time for doing issues darkish and unusual. So the princess bears a toddler to the winged factor and the cries are heard a ways past the peaks of Dragon's the teeth, on the finish of the world's starting, the place Nepanthe and Mocker stay up for the struggle that wizards dread.
By Weston Ochse
PK Dick Meets William Gibson
In the 12 months 2040, the area has ultimately completed the fitting merging of human and computer by way of constructing a style wherein the pc has direct integration into the mind. known as own Ocular units, or PODS, the interface matches over the attention feeding details without delay alongside the optic nerve into the mind, permitting minds and pcs to turn into one.
But no longer for Rebecca Mines who has been held in solitary confinement for the final twenty years. Arrested lower than the 2002 Patriot Act as a cyber-terrorist for unleashing a application known as Velvet Dogma, her parole restricts entry to all pcs and all however the easiest of machines. even supposing the govt remains to be anxious that she'll resume her past career, Rebecca desires not anything greater than to discover a spot to exist in peace. She has a lifestyles to reside, and two decades of non-public stagnation from which to get better.
But she discovers that issues have replaced dramatically considering that she’s been in legal. not just is organ robbery sanctioned, yet all of her organs have already been levied to the top bidder. No does she promise the pass judgement on that she’ll be a law-abiding citizen, then she reveals herself at the run from not just chinese language Black Hearts, desirous to confiscate her organs, however the gurus who become aware of that they’ve permit her out too soon.
Praise for Weston Ochse
“Weston Ochse is likely one of the most sensible authors of our generation.” - Brian Keene, writer of Ghoul and The emerging
“Weston Ochse is a mercurial author, a kind of depressingly proficient people who find themselves reliable at no matter what they flip their hand to”-Conrad Williams, August Derleth and overseas Horror Guild Award Winner
“Weston Ochse is likely to be the fiercest and such a lot direct of the newest new release of darkish fiction writers.” Rocky wooden , writer of Stephen King: A Literary Companion.
“Weston Ochse is to horror what Bradbury is to technology fiction -- an artist whose craft, tales and voice are so particular and spell binding that you simply can not help yet be enthralled.” - Dani Kollin, Prometheus Award-winning writer of The Unincorporated Man
“Brilliantly rendered. What used to be so extraordinary concerning the piece was once that i didn't doubt the brilliant heroism of the protagonist... nor his motivation. - Andrew Vachss on “Family Man”
“Ochse succeeds in making a complicated plot that casts a brutal overwhelming spell.”
- overseas mystery Award winner Tom Piccirilli on Scarecrow Gods
By Isaac Asimov
By Susan Dexter
From wasting his master's chickens to burning down the mayor's residence, younger wizard-to-be Tristan's adventures continuously appear to get it wrong . . . until eventually a speaking cat named Thomas adopts him! jointly they can exchange the chickens, set issues correct with Tristan's wizard grasp . . . and begin to find Tristan's real powers. a pleasant delusion for the younger and younger at middle!