*2018 LOCUS AWARD WINNER OF BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL* *2018 HUGO AWARD FINALIST FOR BEST NOVEL* ´´John Scalzi is the most entertaining, accessible writer working in SF today.´´ -Joe Hill, author of The Fireman The first novel of a new space-opera sequence set in an all-new universe by the Hugo Award-winning, New York Times -bestselling author of Redshirts and Old Man´s War Our universe is ruled by physics. Faster than light travel is impossible-until the discovery of The Flow, an extradimensional field available at certain points in space-time, which can take us to other planets around other stars. Riding The Flow, humanity spreads to innumerable other worlds. Earth is forgotten. A new empire arises, the Interdependency, based on the doctrine that no one human outpost can survive without the others. It´s a hedge against interstellar war-and, for the empire´s rulers, a system of control. The Flow is eternal-but it´s not static. Just as a river changes course, The Flow changes as well. In rare cases, entire worlds have been cut off from the rest of humanity. When it´s discovered that the entire Flow is moving, possibly separating all human worlds from one another forever, three individuals-a scientist, a starship captain, and the emperox of the Interdependency-must race against time to discover what, if anything, can be salvaged from an interstellar empire on the brink of collapse. ´´Fans of Game of Thrones and Dune will enjoy this bawdy, brutal, and brilliant political adventure´´ - Booklist on The Collapsing Empire ´´Political plotting, plenty of snark, puzzle-solving, and a healthy dose of action...Scalzi continues to be almost insufferably good at his brand of fun but think-y sci-fi adventure.´´ - Kirkus Reviews on The Collapsing Empire ´´Scalzi is one of the slickest writers that SF has ever produced.´´ - The Wall Street Journal on The Human Division The Interdependency Series 1. The Collapsing Empire 2. The Consuming Fire At the Publisher´s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
´´ A Memory Called Empire perfectly balances action and intrigue with matters of empire and identity. All around brilliant space opera, I absolutely love it.´´-Ann Leckie, author of Ancillary Justice Ambassador Mahit Dzmare arrives in the center of the multi-system Teixcalaanli Empire only to discover that her predecessor, the previous ambassador from their small but fiercely independent mining Station, has died. But no one will admit that his death wasn´t an accident-or that Mahit might be next to die, during a time of political instability in the highest echelons of the imperial court. Now, Mahit must discover who is behind the murder, rescue herself, and save her Station from Teixcalaan´s unceasing expansion-all while navigating an alien culture that is all too seductive, engaging in intrigues of her own, and hiding a deadly technological secret-one that might spell the end of her Station and her way of life-or rescue it from annihilation. A fascinating space opera debut novel, Arkady Martine´s A Memory Called Empire is an interstellar mystery adventure. ´´The most thrilling ride ever. This book has everything I love.´´ -Charlie Jane Anders, author of All the Birds in the Sky At the Publisher´s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
In the Galactic Roman Empire, eight noble houses fight for power. One gladiator fights for justice. This is Wolf´s Empire: Gladiator, by Claudia Christian and Morgan Grant Buchanan. When her mother and brother are murdered, young noblewoman Accala Viridius cries out for vengeance. But the empire is being torn apart by a galactic civil war, and her demands fall on deaf ears. Undeterred, Accala sacrifices privilege and status to train as a common gladiator. Mastering the one weapon available to her - a razor-sharp discus that always returns when thrown - she enters the deadly imperial games, the only arena where she can face her enemies. But Fortune´s wheel grants Accala no favors. The emperor decrees that the games will be used to settle the civil war, the indigenous lifeforms of the arena world are staging a violent revolt, and Accala finds herself drugged, cast into slavery, and forced to fight on the side of the men she set out to kill. Set in a future Rome that never fell but instead expanded to become a galaxy-spanning empire, Accala´s struggle to survive and exact her revenge will take her on a dark journey that will cost her more than she ever imagined. At the publisher´s request, this title is being sold without digital rights management (DRM) software applied. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Claudia Christian. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027365/bk_adbl_027365_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This discounted ebundle includes: Mistborn: The Final Empire , The Well of Ascension , The Hero of Ages From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, the Mistborn trilogy is a heist story of political intrigue and magical, martial-arts action. For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the ´´Sliver of Infinity,´´ reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, divinely invincible. This saga dares to ask a simple question: What if the hero of prophecy fails? Mistborn: The Final Empire - Kelsier, a brilliant thief has turned his talents to the ultimate caper, with the Lord Ruler as the mark. Kel´s plan is the ultimate long shot, until luck brings a ragged girl named Vin into the fold. But she will have to learn to trust if she is to master powers of which she never dreamed. The Well of Ascension - Evil has been defeated; the war has just begun. Vin, the street urchin who has become the most powerful Mistborn in the land, and Elend Venture, the idealistic young nobleman who loves her, must build a healthy new society in the ashes of an empire. The Hero of Ages - The Deepness has returned, along with unusually heavy ashfalls and powerful earthquakes. Humanity appears to be doomed. Vin and Eland investigate the past to save the future, and in the end, sacrifices must be made. Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson The Stormlight Archive The Way of Kings Words of Radiance Edgedancer (Novella) Oathbringer (forthcoming) The Mistborn trilogy Mistborn: The Final Empire The Well of Ascension The Hero of Ages Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series Alloy of Law Shadows of Self Bands of Mourning Collection Arcanum Unbounded Other Cosmere novels Elantris Warbreaker Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians The Scrivener´s Bones The Knights of Crystallia The Shattered Lens The Dark Talent The Rithmatist Other books by Brandon Sanderson Steelheart Firefight Calamity At the Publisher´s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
One moment Joseph Schwartz is a happily retired tailor in Chicago, 1949. The next he´s a helpless stranger on Earth during the heyday of the first Galactic Empire. Earth, as he soon learns, is a backwater, just a pebble in the sky, despised by all the other 200 million planets of the Empire because its people dare to claim it´s the original home of man. And Earth is poor, with great areas of radioactivity ruining much of its soil--so poor that everyone is sentenced to death at the age of sixty. Joseph Schwartz is sixty-two. This is young Isaac Asimov´s first novel, full of wonders and ideas, the book that launched the novels of the Galactic Empire, culminating in the Foundation series. This is Golden Age SF at its finest. At the publisher´s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.
New York Times Best Seller USA Today Best Seller io9´s New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Need to Put On Your Radar This Fall Kirkus´ SF/F Books to Watch Out for in 2018 Popular Mechanics Best Books of 2018 (So Far) Goodreads´ Most Anticipated Fantasy and Science Fiction Books The Consuming Fire - the New York Times and USA Today bestselling sequel to the 2018 Hugo Award Best Novel finalist and 2018 Locus Award-winning The Collapsing Empire - an epic space-opera novel in the bestselling Interdependency series, from the Hugo Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author John Scalzi The Interdependency-humanity´s interstellar empire-is on the verge of collapse. The extra-dimensional conduit that makes travel between the stars possible is disappearing, leaving entire systems and human civilizations stranded. Emperox Grayland II of the Interdependency is ready to take desperate measures to help ensure the survival of billions. But arrayed before her are those who believe the collapse of the Flow is a myth-or at the very least an opportunity to an ascension to power. While Grayland prepares for disaster, others are prepare for a civil war. A war that will take place in the halls of power, the markets of business and the altars of worship as much as it will between spaceships and battlefields. The Emperox and her allies are smart and resourceful, as are her enemies. Nothing about this will be easy... and all of humanity will be caught in its consuming fire. The Interdependency Series 1. The Collapsing Empire 2. The Consuming Fire At the Publisher´s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Witness the fate of beloved heroes and notorious foes in the heart-stopping conclusion to V.E. Schwab´s New York Times bestselling Shades of Magic trilogy. *Kirkus´ Best Fiction of 2017* As darkness sweeps the Maresh Empire, the once precarious balance of power among the four Londons has reached its breaking point. In the wake of tragedy, Kell-once assumed to be the last surviving Antari-begins to waver under the pressure of competing loyalties. Lila Bard, once a commonplace-but never common-thief, has survived and flourished through a series of magical trials. But now she must learn to control the magic, before it bleeds her dry. An ancient enemy returns to claim a city while a fallen hero tries to save a kingdom in decay. Meanwhile, the disgraced Captain Alucard Emery of the Night Spire collects his crew, attempting a race against time to acquire the impossible. Shades of Magic series 1. A Darker Shade of Magic 2. A Gathering of Shadows 3. A Conjuring of Light At the Publisher´s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
The Warrior Moon , the sequel to The Phoenix Empress and striking conclusion to K Arsenault Rivera´s wildly buzzed about epic fantasy, which began with The Tiger´s Daughter Barsalayaa Shefali, famed Qorin adventurer, and the spoiled divine warrior empress, O-Shizuka, have survived fights with demon armies, garnered infamy, and ruled an empire. Raised together since birth, then forced into exile after their wedding, and reunited amidst a poisonous invasion - these bold warrior women have faced monumental adventures and catastrophic battles. As they come closest to fulfilling the prophecy of generations - Shefali and Shizuka will face their greatest test yet. ´´ The Phoenix Empress expands and deepens the mysteries of this intricate and fully-realized fantasy world. I´m riveted by this story and can´t wait for the next volume.´´-Martha Wells, author of the Murderbot Diaries series ´´Rich, expansive, and grounded in human truth...simply exquisite.´´ -V. E. Schwab, New York Times bestselling author of the Shades of Magic series Ascendant #1 The Tiger´s Daughter #2 The Phoenix Empress #3 The Warrior Moon At the Publisher´s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
A Darker Shade of Magic , from #1 New York Times bestselling author V.E. Schwab Kell is one of the last Antari - magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black. Kell was raised in Arnes - Red London - and officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of George III in the dullest of Londons, the one without any magic left to see. Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they´ll never see. It´s a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which Kell is now seeing firsthand. After an exchange goes awry, Kell escapes to Grey London and runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She first robs him, then saves him from a deadly enemy, and finally forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure. Now perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they´ll first need to stay alive. ´´A Darker Shade of Magic has all the hallmarks of a classic work of fantasy. Schwab has given us a gem of a tale...This is a book to treasure.´´-Deborah Harkeness, New York Times bestselling author of the All Souls trilogy Shades of Magic series 1. A Darker Shade of Magic 2. A Gathering of Shadows 3. A Conjuring of Light At the Publisher´s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.