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Pandaemonium

Christopher Brookmyre

The senior pupils of St Peter's High School are on retreat to a secluded outdoor activity centre, coming to terms with the murder of a fellow pupil through the means you would expect: counselling, contemplation, candid discussion and even prayer - not to mention booze, drugs, clandestine liaisons and as much partying as they can get away with.

Not so far away, the commanders of a top-secret military experiment, long-since spiralled out of control, fear they may have literally unleashed the forces of Hell.

Two very different worlds are on a collision course, and will clash in an earthly battle between science and the supernatural, philosophy and faith, civilisation and savagery.

The bookies are offering evens.

Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers

Terri Windling
Ellen Datlow

A dangerously seductive collection of tales that--like the sirens themselves--are impossible to resist

Sensuality mingles with fantasy in this sultry anthology starring fairies, sphinxes, werewolves, and other beings by masterful storytellers including Joyce Carol Oates, Neil Gaiman, Jane Yolen, Ellen Kushner, and more. Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers features a vampire who falls in love with her human prey, an updated Red Riding Hood fantasy, an unsuspecting young man who innocently joins in seductive faerie revelry, and a cat goddess made human. Alluring and charismatic, this collection from master editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling will stimulate more than just your imagination.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - (1998) - essay by Terri Windling
  • A Wife of Acorn, Leaf, and Rain - (1998) - shortstory by Dave Smeds
  • Taking Loup - (1998) - shortstory by Bruce Glassco
  • Persephone or, Why the Winters Seem to Be Getting Longer - (1998) - shortfiction by Wendy Froud
  • The House of Nine Doors - (1998) - shortstory by Ellen Kushner
  • Private Words - (1998) - novelette by Mark W. Tiedemann
  • The Light that Passes Through You - (1998) - shortstory by Conrad Williams
  • O for a Fiery Gloom and Thee - (1998) - shortstory by Brian Stableford
  • The Eye of the Storm - (1998) - novelette by Kelley Eskridge
  • The Sweet of Bitter Bark and Burning Clove - (1998) - novelette by Doris Egan
  • Tastings - (1998) - shortstory by Neil Gaiman
  • Bird Count - (1998) - shortstory by Jane Yolen
  • In the Season of Rains - (1998) - novelette by Ellen Steiber
  • Attachments - (1998) - shortstory by Pat Murphy
  • No Human Hands to Touch - (1998) - shortstory by Elizabeth E. Wein
  • Midnight Express - (1998) - shortstory by Michael Swanwick
  • Mirrors - (1998) - shortstory by Garry Kilworth
  • Ashes on Her Lips - (1998) - shortstory by Edward Bryant
  • Wolfed - (1998) - shortstory by Tanith Lee
  • Broke Heart Blues - (1998) - shortstory by Joyce Carol Oates
  • The Faerie Cony-Catcher - (1998) - shortstory by Delia Sherman
  • My Lady of the Hearth - (1998) - shortstory by Storm Constantine
  • Heat - (1998) - poem by Melissa Lee Shaw

The Forest of a Thousand Daemons: A Hunter's Saga

D. O. Fagunwa

"His total conviction in multiple existences within our physical world is as much an inspiration to some of the most brilliant fiction in Yoruba writing as it is a deeply felt urge to 'justify the ways of God to man.'"--Wole Soyinka, translator and Nobel Laureate

A classic work of African literature, Forest of a Thousand Daemons is the first novel to be written in the Yoruba language. First published in Nigeria in 1939, it is one of that country's most revered and widely read works, and its influence on Nigerian literature is profound, most notably in the works of Amos Tutuola.

A triumph of the mythic imagination, the narrative unfolds in a landscape where, true to Yoruba cosmology, human, natural, and supernatural beings are compellingly and wonderfully alive at once: a world of warriors, sages and kings; magical trees and snake people; spirits, Ghommids, and bog-trolls. Here are the adventures of Akara-ogun--son of a brave warrior and wicked witch--as he journeys into the forest, encountering and dealing with all-too-real unforeseen forces, engaging in dynamic spiritual and moral relationships with personifications of his fate, projections of the terrors that haunt man.

Distinguished Nobel Prize-winning author Wole Soyinka offers a supple and elegant translation and provides an essay on the special challenges of translating Fagunwa from the Yoruba into English, along with a glossary of Yoruba and unfamiliar words.

With illustrations by acclaimed Nigerian printmaker Bruce Onobrakpeya.

The Daemon Prism

Collegia Magica: Book 3

Carol Berg

Dante the necromancer is the most reviled man in Sabria, indicted by for crimes against the living and the dead. He salves bitterness with a magical puzzle - a desperate soldier's dream of an imprisoned sorceress and a faceted glass that can grant one's utmost desires. But the dream is a seductive trap. Haunted, blind, driven to the verges of the world, Dante must risk everything he values to unravel a mystery of ancient magic, sacred legend, and the truth of the divine...

Daemon

Daemon: Book 1

Daniel Suarez

When a designer of computer games dies, he leaves behind a program that unravels the Internet's interconnected world. It corrupts, kills, and runs independent of human control. It's up to Detective Peter Sebeck to wrest the world from the malevolent virtual enemy before its ultimate purpose is realized: to dismantle society and bring about a new world order.

Freedom

Daemon: Book 2

Daniel Suarez

The Daemon is in absolute control, using an expanded network of shadowy operatives to tear apart civilization and build it anew. Even as civil war breaks out in the American Midwest in a wave of nightmarish violence, former detective Pete Sebeck--the Daemon's most powerful, though reluctant, operative--must lead a small band of enlightened humans in a movement designed to protect the new world order.

But the private armies of global business are preparing to crush the Daemon once and for all. In a world of shattered loyalties, collapsing societies, and seemingly endless betrayal, the only thing worth fighting for may be nothing less than the freedom of all humankind.

Desdaemona

Daemonomicon: Book 1

Ben Macallan

Jordan helps kids on the run find their way back home. He's good at that. He should be - he's a runaway himself.

Sometimes he helps the kids in other, stranger, ways. He looks like a regular teenager, but he's not. He acts like he's not exactly human, but he is. He treads the line between mundane reality and the world of the supernatural.

Desdaemona also knows the non-human world far too well. She tracks Jordan down and enlists his aid in searching for her lost sister Fay, who did a Very Bad Thing involving an immortal. This may be a mistake - for both of them. Too many people are interested now, and some of them are not people at all.

Pandaemonium

Daemonomicon: Book 2

Ben Macallan

DESDAEMONA HAS HELL AT HER HEELS!

Desdaemona's done a bad, bad thing. Again. So she's back on the road; and where better to look for shelter than with the boy she was running from before?

But trouble follows. If it wasn't Jacey's parents who sent the deadly Twa Corbies in chase of her, then who was it? Deep under London, among the lost and rejected of two worlds, answers begin to emerge from Desi's hidden past. Answers that send her north, in a flight that turns into a hunt, with strange companions and stranger prey. Dangers lie ahead and behind, and inconvenient passions ambush her just when she needs a clear head.

At the last, even Desi has to beg for help. From one who has more cause than most to want her dead...

The Daemon in the Machine

Ever: Book 2

Felicity Savage

The epic battle joined in EVER Part One: The War in the Waste continues in the second volume of Felicity Savage's groundbreaking trilogy, The Daemon in the Machine.

Fleeing the trap laid for them by the treacherous David Burns, Crispin and Mickey strike out for Okimako, where Mickey is reunited with the family he abandoned to join the Disciples. Crispin struggles to reconcile his apocryphal visions with the political realities of Okimako. Meanwhile, on the far side of the continent, Rae faces the appalling truth about the cult to which she has attached herself.

Kirekune is winning the war in the Wraithwaste, but a Significant victory will have terrible consequences for humans and daemons alike

Hammer of Daemons

Grey Knights: Book 3

Ben Counter

Grey Knight Alaric is taken back to the Eye of Terror and stripped of his armour and weapons. He is forced to fight in a gladitorial arena for his daemonic masters, who worship their god, Khorne, with endless slaughter. His only chance to escape is to find a legendary weapon with the power to destroy the forces of Chaos that imprison him, before he is killed, or worse, corrupted.

Daemon's Mark

Nocture City: Book 5

Caitlin Kittredge

When the Dubois investigation turns up an unexpected connection to the Russian mob, Luna finds herself heading down a terrifying path of no return. Soon she is held captive by the very evil she hunts--one that reaches far across the borders of Nocturne City to the seedy brothels of Europe and beyond. Now, with street smarts, seduction, and a sixth-sense for danger as her only weapons, Luna will enlist the help of her former lover Dmitri--who has his own reasons for bringing down this crime ring--and risk it all in the ultimate showdown.

Daemons are Forever

Secret Histories: Book 2

Simon R. Green

The Drood family is all that stands between Humanity and all the forces of darkness. They were supposed to protect the world, but ended up ruling it. Eddie Drood discovered the lies at the heart of his family, and brought them down. For his sins, they put him in charge: to run the family, and to redeem it. Eddie feels the need to prove to the world that the Drood family is as strong as it ever was. So he decides to wipe out one of Humanity's greatest enemies, the soul eaters known as the Loathly Ones. But once started on this venture, he discovers that the Loathly Ones are just the forerunners of something far worse; the Many-Angled Ones, the Hungry Gods, descending from a higher dimension to consume every living thing in this world. Eddie Drood has got his work cut out for him...

Dæmonomania

The Aegypt Cycle: Book 3

John Crowley

For the past two decades, John Crowley has created some of the most beautiful and evocative fiction written anywhere. A recipient of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Literature, he has written yet another masterpiece that brings together his distinctive blend of magic, mystery, adventure, and wonder.

When the world ends, it ends somewhat differently for each soul then alive to see it; the end doesn't come all at once but passes and repasses over the world like the shivers that pass over a horse's skin.

For the people in this novel, the concerns of everyday life -- children and love affairs, work and friendship -- are beginning to transmute into the extraordinary and to reveal the forces, dark and light, that truly govern their lives.

So it is for Pierce Moffett, would-be historian and author, who has moved from New York to the Faraway Hills, where he seems to discover -- or rediscover -- a path into magic, past and present. And so it is for Rosie Rasmussen, a single mother grappling with her mysterious uncle's legacy and her young daughter Samantha's inexplicable seizures. For Pierce's lover Rose Ryder, whose life is lived half in dream, another path unfolds: she's drawn into a cult that promises to exorcise her demons.

A great cycle of time is ending, as it did once before, in the bygone days of witchcraft and wars of religion. The lives of Renaissance wizard John Dee and rogue philosopher Giordano Bruno, who was burned at the stake, haunt the present: their stories, true and false, are being reenacted in the peaceful Faraway Hills and may hold the key to the future.

It is the dark of the year, between Halloween and the winter solstice, and the gateway is open between the worlds of the living and the dead. Pierce and Rosie, Samantha and Rose Ryder, and their enemies and allies -- who have powers hidden until now--must take sides in an age-old war that is approaching the final battle.

Or is it? In a John Crowley novel, nothing is as it seems. Crowley draws us into a cosmic tug-of-war between familiarity and strangeness, couples us with characters much like ourselves, and then works his own potent magic on the proceedings. Daemonomania is a journey into the very mystery of existence: what is, what went before, and what could break through at any moment in our lives.

Day of the Daemon

Warhammer: Daemon Gates: Book 1

Aaron Rosenberg

A countdown to destruction and hatred has begun in a brand new dark fantasy series. The first exciting instalment in this brand new series, set in the dark and gothic Warhammer world, is packed with action and adventure not seen since "Indiana Jones". "Day of the Daemon" follows the journey of an archaeologist as he returns to the war-blighted city of Middenheim. The recent war against the dark forces of Chaos has corrupted the souls of many mortal men and there is now no shortage willing to do the bidding of the Dark Gods. As the clock ticks down, the day of the daemon approaches and it falls to those few men who have remained true to the Empire to stop it! Aaron Rosenberg shows that he has a real talent for writing action-packed dark fantasy in his Black Library debut.

Night of the Daemon

Warhammer: Daemon Gates: Book 2

Aaron Rosenberg

After their adventures in "Day of the Daemon", Alaric and Dietz head south to the Border Princes, the wild, lawless land south of the Empire. Narrowly escaping the clutches of a liche lord, their quest leads them to a citadel full of Chaos cultists. Against such impossible odds, how can our heroes and their new ally get in to defeat the daemon this time?

Hour of the Daemon

Warhammer: Daemon Gates: Book 3

Aaron Rosenberg

Alaric and Dietz have one last chance to track down the daemon and destroy it before it materialises and lays waste to the civilised world. This time, their journey takes them into the dark heart of the Grey Mountains, where they must face a savage horde of beastmen and their mutated ruler. Even with the help of their allies, the wood elves, how can our heroes ever hope to triumph against such impossible odds?

Daemonslayer

Warhammer: Gotrek & Felix: Book 3

William King

Gotrek and Felix are looking for the lost Dwarfhold of Karag Dum. But greater and more sinister energies are coming into play, as a daemonic power is awoken to fulfil its ancient, deadly promise.

Plague Daemon

Warhammer: Orfeo: Book 2

Brian Stableford

The second of a trilogy of macabre fantasies told by the minstrel Orfeo of the struggle against the Dark Powers that threaten the Warhammer world.

The Daemon's Curse

Warhammer: The Chronicles of Malus Darkblade: Book 1

Dan Abnett
Mike Lee

WARRIOR. BETRAYER. MONSTER. Even among the treacherous dark elves, Malus Darkblade stands out as a study in utter ruthlessness. When he steals a map that leads to a secret power hidden deep within the Chaos Wastes, Malus collects his cut-throat warriors and sets off to seek his fortune. Their journey takes them into the madness of Chaos and horrors that cause even a dark elf to quake in fear.

Mike Lee has worked together with the Black Library's bestselling author and Darkblade creator Dan Abnett to pen the first in a series of all-conquering novels that take the savage world of Warhammer to a spectacular new level.