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Wolf Light

Yaba Badoe

A leopard dances under the moon.
A wolf prowls.
A red-beaked bird flies free.

Three girls born on the same day in wolf light are bound together to protect the world. They can dazzle or destroy. They have wind-song and fire-fury at their fingertips, but their enemies are everywhere.

From the bleak steppes to the tropical forests of Ghana and the stormy moors of Cornwall, the lands they love are plundered and poisoned. The girls must rally to perfect their skills and prove the strength of sister-magic.

Steeped in elemental myth, Wolf Light is a call to us all to hear the ancient power within us and conserve our heritage.

I Was a Teenage Werewolf

Dale Bailey

This short story originally appeared in Nightmare Magazine, December 2016. It can also be found in the anthologies The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017, edited by John Joseph Adams and Charles Yu, and Year's Best Weird Fiction: Volume Four (2017), edited by Hellen Marshall and Michael Kelly.

Read the full story for free at Nightmare Magazine.

The Feast of the Wolf

Thomas Blackburn

Simon and Laura Armstrong's marriage is on the rocks. His drinking and abuse of prescription drugs are getting worse and blackouts and violence are occurring with greater frequency. Laura believes things are going to get better: Simon has just been appointed to an important post in the university's English department, the couple are adopting a daughter, and Simon has almost finished work on an important new book, The Cult of the Vampire. Knowing of Simon's vampire fixation, his friend Dr Charles Abbott introduces him to a patient of his, a beautiful and bewitching young woman named Stella Johnson, who is convinced she has been bitten by a vampire and can no longer see her reflection in a mirror. But Abbott cannot foresee the ultimate consequences of bringing Simon and Stella together, or the violence and tragedy that will ensue....

The Wolf in the Whale

Jordanna Max Brodsky

A sweeping tale of clashing cultures, warring gods, and forbidden love: In 1000 AD, a young Inuit shaman and a Viking warrior become unwilling allies as war breaks out between their peoples and their gods-one that will determine the fate of them all.

"There is a very old story, rarely told, of a wolf that runs into the ocean and becomes a whale."

Born with the soul of a hunter and the spirit of the Wolf, Omat is destined to follow in her grandfather's footsteps-invoking the spirits of the land, sea, and sky to protect her people.

But the gods have stopped listening and Omat's family is starving. Alone at the edge of the world, hope is all they have left.

Desperate to save them, Omat journeys across the icy wastes, fighting for survival with every step. When she meets a Viking warrior and his strange new gods, they set in motion a conflict that could shatter her world... or save it.

Saint Peter's Wolf

Michael Cadnum

Collector Benjamin Byrd has added a new and eerie item to his archives: a set of fangs embedded in silver. As he grows more and more obsessed with his new treasure, he finds himself experiencing dreams and visionary adventures. Soon Benjamin's normal, successful routine is transformed beyond anything he ever imagined; he has to confront the truth that he is no longer simply human.

This powerful and lyrical story brings into our own day-to-day lives the story of the werewolf.

Wolf Tracks

David Case

A killer stalks the city's streets...

Only a crazed beast could have committed the grisly murders that are terrorizing the city of Toronto. The victims are usually young women, their bodies found mangled as though torn apart by the fangs of a rabid animal. Yet witnesses swear they have seen the hulking figure of a man nearby.

But everyone knows there's no such thing as a werewolf...

Walking Wolf

Nancy A. Collins

Collins' latest is a variation on the western werewolf premise and an extension of themes she has been developing since her debut.

Narrator Billy Skillet is the 150-year-old shapeshifter offspring of a human mother and vargr(werewolf) father. The first half of Billy's tale is a picaresque romp in which the competing demands of his human and feral sides drive him from the west-Texas Comanches among whom he's raised in the mid-19th century into the white man's world, where he works as a saloon attendant, a drummer for a traveling medicine show and a sidekick for a vampire gunslinger

The Years of the Wolf

Craig Cormick

This story begins with a murder. A German internee is found dead inside a civilian internment camp during World War One, and one young internee, Arno Friedrich, determines to find the killer. But the more he probes into the lives of his fellow internees the more he discovers that little within the old stone prison is as he had imagined. He finds that the Germanic facades and fantasies the men construct hide secrets within secrets. And a killer.

The Wolf at the Door

Jameson Currier

From the award-winning author of Where the Rainbow Ends and The Haunted Heart comes a witty tour de force of spirits, spooks, and sinners, a supernatural roller coaster set in the Big Easy that is giddy, soulful, and sentimental.

Ghosts? Angels? Hallucinations?

When a death occurs at Le Petite Paradis, a guesthouse in the French Quarter of New Orleans, the spirit world becomes unsettled, or so Avery Greene Dalyrymple III, the co-owner believes. The son and grandson of Southern evangelists, Avery is also an overworked and overwrought middle-aged gay man, a cynical "big-time drinker and sinner" fairly certain he can maintain a family of "other deviants and delinquents stumbling along Bourbon Street" to keep him company.

But Avery is also the only person in contact with the spirit world on his property--ghosts from the house's origins during the 1820s--and he must use the history left behind from another ghost--a gay man from the 1970s--to find a way to restore peace to his household and rejuvenate his faith.

The Jaguar and the Wolf

Leah R. Cutter

Tyrthbrand the Viking wears the band of Tyr on his sword arm, and has achieved much through the grace of his god. But Tyrthbrand wants to be his own man, completing deeds that he alone can claim. When he accidentally kills a man at Leif Erikson's camp in Vineland, he flees south with his ship and crew, seeking a land free of skraelings and gods, where he can gain riches and fame.

Lady Two Bird, former Mayan high priestess of Ix Chebel, has watched her power fade with age. Forced into retirement, she is afraid of fading into the earth without seeing her name written on the temple stairs.

Thrown together into an unlikely alliance, Tyrthbrand and Lady Two Bird must save each other in the coming battles between the Itza city-states, as well as survive the collision of the Viking and Mayan gods that threatens both Heaven and earth.

Wolf Moon

Charles de Lint

His name when he was human was Kern. Now he is the most feared of beings: a werewolf. When the change first came upon him, his parents drove him away with silver daggers. Later, he sought human companionship, but he could not hide the truth for long. And so he kept running until he ran headlong into the deadliest pursuer of all-a harper bent on stealing his life away. By chance Kern was able to find refuge at the Inn of the Yellow Tinker, and the woman he was destined to love. But can he risk both human and harper vengeance to keep her?

Wolf and Iron

Gordon R. Dickson

After the collapse of civilization, when the social fabric of America has come apart in bloody rags, when every man's hand is raised against another, and only the strong survive. "Jeebee" Walther was a scientist, a student of human behavior, who saw the Collapse of the world economy coming, but could do nothing to stop it. Now he must make his way across a violent and lawless America, in search of a refuge where he can keep the spark of knowledge alive in the coming Dark Age. He could never make it on his own, but he has found a companion who can teach him how to survive on instinct and will. Jeebee has been adopted by a great Gray Wolf.

Wolfling

Gordon R. Dickson

A hundred years in our future, the first expedition from Earth reaches Alpha Centauri only to discover a vast human empire, long-established and sternly ruled by the aristocratic High-born. In a stroke Earth becomes merely another primitive outpost, its people dubbed "wolflings" by the rulers of the Throne World. Painstakingly chosen and meticulously trained, Jim Keil was sent merely to observe conditions on the Throne World.

Wolf Winter

Cecilia Ekback

'Wolf winter,' she said, her voice small. 'I wanted to ask about it. You know, what it is.'
He was silent for a long time. 'It's the kind of winter that will remind us we are mortal,' he said. 'Mortal and alone.'

Swedish Lapland, 1717. Maija, her husband Paavo and her daughters Frederika and Dorotea arrive from their native Finland, hoping to forget the traumas of their past and put down new roots in this harsh but beautiful land. Above them looms Blackåsen, a mountain whose foreboding presence looms over the valley and whose dark history seems to haunt the lives of those who live in its shadow.

While herding the family's goats on the mountain, Frederika happens upon the mutilated body of one of their neighbors, Eriksson. The death is dismissed as a wolf attack, but Maija feels certain that the wounds could only have been inflicted by another man. Compelled to investigate despite her neighbors' strange disinterest in the death and the fate of Eriksson's widow, Maija is drawn into the dark history of tragedies and betrayals that have taken place on Blackåsen. Young Frederika finds herself pulled towards the mountain as well, feeling something none of the adults around her seem to notice.

As the seasons change, and the "wolf winter," the harshest winter in memory, descends upon the settlers, Paavo travels to find work, and Maija finds herself struggling for her family's survival in this land of winter-long darkness. As the snow gathers, the settlers' secrets are increasingly laid bare. Scarce resources and the never-ending darkness force them to come together, but Maija, not knowing who to trust and who may betray her, is determined to find the answers for herself. Soon, Maija discovers the true cost of survival under the mountain, and what it will take to make it to spring.

The Werewolf of Paris

Guy Endore

The werewolf is one of the great iconic figures of horror in folklore, legend, film, and literature. And connoisseurs of horror fiction know that The Werewolf of Paris is a cornerstone work, a masterpiece of the genre that deservedly ranks with Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Bram Stoker's Dracula, and Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Endore's classic novel has not only withstood the test of time since it was first published in 1933, but it boldly used and portrayed elements of sexual compulsion in ways that had never been seen before, at least not in horror literature.

In this gripping work of historical fiction, Endore's werewolf, an outcast named Bertrand Caillet, travels across pre-Revolutionary France seeking to calm the beast within. Stunning in its sexual frankness and eerie, fog-enshrouded visions, this novel was decidedly influential for the generations of horror and science fiction authors who came afterward.

White Wolf Calling

Charles L. Grant

Nebula Award nominated short story. It originally appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, April 1975. The story can also be found in the anthology The Year's Best Horror Stories: Series IV (1976), edited by Gerald W. Page and is included in the collections A Glow of Candles and Other Stories (1981) and Tales from the Nightside (1981).

The White Wolf

Franklin Gregory

In the heart of the superstitious Pennsylvania Dutch country stands the mansion of Pierre de Camp-d'Avesnes, whose family history dates to the 12th century, when, according to family lore, an ancestor made a deal with the devil. As part of the bargain, the legend says, every seventh generation a terrible curse is visited upon the eldest child of the family.

Recently strange things have begun to happen: children are being savagely murdered, a mysterious white wolf has been sighted, and Pierre's daughter Sara has been behaving oddly. Is the curse to blame, or is there a rational explanation? Desperate to uncover the truth, Pierre enlists the aid of cynical journalist Manning Trent and psychiatrist and occult expert Dr. Justin Hardt. It's a race against time to save Sara and stop the killings as modern-day science and skepticism are pitted against medieval magic and superstition in this suspenseful thriller.

Wolfhead

Charles L. Harness

Dawn of a new Doomsday

It was in the light of the swift star "God's-Eye" - said to have been thrown aloft by the Ancients before the Desolation - that Beatra was captured by raiders from under the Earth.

Armed with only a psi-kinetic sand-sword and a Dire Wolf's eyes, Jeremy Wolfhead followed, and found a strange city ruled by the descendants of an ancient government that had escaped the Desolation - a city that was preparing to emerge and bring to Earth a second, even more horrible, Doomsday!

Wolf Children: Ame & Yuki

Mamoru Hosoda

When Hana falls in love with a young interloper she encounters in her college class, the last thing she expects to learn is that he is part wolf. Instead of rejecting her lover upon learning his secret, she accepts him with open arms. Soon, the couple is expecting their first child, and a cozy picture of family life unfolds. But after what seems like a mere moment of bliss to Hana, the father of her children is tragically taken from her. Life as a single mother is hard in any situation, but when your children walk a fine line between man and beast, the rules of parenting all but go out the window. With no one to turn to, how will Hana survive?

Midas

Wolfgang Jeschke

A woman is shot to death, the witness escaping in a car. Much later, she is seen alive by the witness, her reappearance a mystery.

The Cusanus Game

Wolfgang Jeschke

Biologist Domenica Ligrina fears her planet is dying. She might be right.

An atomic disaster near the French-German border has contaminated Northern Europe with radioactivity. Economic and political calamities are destroying the whole planet. Human DNA is mutating, plant species are going extinct, and scientists are feverishly working on possible solutions. It becomes increasingly apparent that the key to future salvation lies in the past. In 2052 a secret research facility in the Vatican is recruiting scientists for a mission to restore the flora of the irradiated territories. The institute claims to have time travel. When Domenica's sometime-lover tells her that he knows her future but that she must decide her own fate, she enlists despite his ambiguous warning.

The Middle Ages hold Domenica spellbound. She immerses herself in the mysteries, puzzles, and peculiarities of a culture foreign to her, though she risks changing the past with effects far more disastrous than radiation poisoning. Perhaps there is more than one Domenica, and more than one catastrophe

In the tradition of Stanislaw Lem and Philip K. Dick, Wolfgang Jeschke's The Cusanus Game is a novel of future disaster in Europe by the grand master of German science fiction.

The Last Day of Creation

Wolfgang Jeschke

The story of an extraordinary century in the history of London.

By 1700, after half a century of relentless expansion, London had overtaken Paris to become the largest -- if disputably the finest -- city in Europe. A striking feature of this monster city in 1700 was its newness. In September 1666 some three-fifths of the City of London had been destroyed in the Great Fire. The losses were immense -- 13,200 houses were burnt to the ground and so were most of the great public buildings, including St. Paul's Cathedral.

London in the Eighteenth Century details the growth of the city and urban change; the make-up of the Londoner from home and abroad; ways of earning a living from banking to begging; the public pleasures of London and the crime and prostitution that accompanied them; the tightening sinews of power and discipline; and the hesitant beginnings of London democracy.

Wolf Flow

K. W. Jeter

Thrown from a speeding car after attempting to cut into drug kingpin Aitch's empire, Mike lies near death on the Oregon desert, which, he discovers, is home to an abandoned spa with special healing waters.

The Wolf in the Attic

Paul Kearney

A novel that will enchant readers of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and Philip Pullman. The fantastical appears in the middle of 1920's Oxford as a young refugee looking to escape her grim reality rubs shoulders with two of the founding fathers of modern fantasy, Tolkien and Lewis.

1920s Oxford: home to C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien... and Anna Francis, a young Greek refugee looking to escape the grim reality of her new life. The night they cross paths, none suspect the fantastic world at work around them.

Anna Francis lives in a tall old house with her father and her doll Penelope. She is a refugee, a piece of flotsam washed up in England by the tides of the Great War and the chaos that trailed in its wake. Once upon a time, she had a mother and a brother, and they all lived together in the most beautiful city in the world, by the shores of Homer's wine-dark sea.

But that is all gone now, and only to her doll does she ever speak of it, because her father cannot bear to hear. She sits in the shadows of the tall house and watches the rain on the windows, creating worlds for herself to fill out the loneliness. The house becomes her own little kingdom, an island full of dreams and half-forgotten memories. And then one winter day, she finds an interloper in the topmost, dustiest attic of the house. A boy named Luca with yellow eyes, who is as alone in the world as she is.

That day, she'll lose everything in her life, and find the only real friend she may ever know.

'Twixt Dog and Wolf

C. F. Keary

C. F. Keary's collection of stories and sketches, 'Twixt Dog and Wolf (1901), is one of the rarest and most sought-after volumes in the annals of weird fiction. Collected here are 'The Message from the God', a decadent paean to the Great God Pan; 'Elizabeth', a tale of witchcraft in medieval Germany that John Buchan called 'one of the finest witch tales I know'; 'The Four Students', a story of black magic and alchemy in the bloody days of the French Reign of Terror; and a series of ten 'Phantasies', bizarre and hallucinatory nightmares in prose.

This first-ever reissue includes the unabridged text of the original edition, plus a new introduction and notes by James Machin.

Cycle of the Werewolf

Stephen King

The isolated Maine village of Tarker Mills is terrorized by the horrifying bloodthirsty creature stalking its inhabitants at the time of the full moon.

Werewolf Cop

Andrew Klavan

Zach Adams is one of the best detectives in the country. Nicknamed Cowboy, he's a soft-spoken homicide detective from Houston known for his integrity and courage under fire. He serves on a federal task force that has a single mission: to hunt down Dominic Abend, a European gangster who has taken over the American underworld.

After a brutal murder gives them a lead, Zach and his tough guy NYPD partner Martin Goulart feel like they're finally on Abend's trail. But things get complicated--and very, very weird. Goulart's on-the-job enemies are accusing him of corruption. And Zach is beginning to suspect that Abend's evil goes beyond crime--perhaps to the edge of the supernatural. As his investigation continues in Germany, Zach finds himself lured into the impossible. In a centuries-old forest under a full moon, a beast assaults him, cursing him forever. In the aftermath, Zach is transformed into something horrible--something deadly.

Now, the good cop has innocent blood on his hands. He has killed--and he will kill again--in the form of a beast who can't be controlled or stopped. Before he can free himself, he's going to have to solve the greatest mystery of all: How can you defeat evil when the evil is inside you?

77 Shadow Street

Dean Koontz

I am the One, the all and the only. I live in the Pendleton as surely as I live everywhere. I am the Pendleton's history and its destiny. The building is my place of conception, my monument, my killing ground....

The Pendleton stands on the summit of Shadow Hill at the highest point of an old heartland city, a Gilded Age palace built in the late 1800s as a tycoon's dream home. Almost from the beginning, its grandeur has been scarred by episodes of madness, suicide, mass murder, and whispers of things far worse. But since its rechristening in the 1970s as a luxury apartment building, the Pendleton has been at peace. For its fortunate residents--among them a successful songwriter and her young son, a disgraced ex-senator, a widowed attorney, and a driven money manager--the Pendleton's magnificent quarters are a sanctuary, its dark past all but forgotten.

But now inexplicable shadows caper across walls, security cameras relay impossible images, phantom voices mutter in strange tongues, not-quite-human figures lurk in the basement, elevators plunge into unknown depths. With each passing hour, a terrifying certainty grows: Whatever drove the Pendleton's past occupants to their unspeakable fates is at work again. Soon, all those within its boundaries will be engulfed by a dark tide from which few have escaped.

Dean Koontz transcends all expectations as he takes readers on a gripping journey to a place where nightmare visions become real--and where a group of singular individuals hold the key to humanity's destiny. Welcome to 77 Shadow Street.

A Darkness in My Soul

Dean Koontz

Superman or Supermonster? Although he was the first successful poduct of the Artificial Creation laboratory - the government workshop for the production of new talents by tampering with the genes of the unborn, Simeon Kelly would work for them only under compulsion. And the compulsion the generals applied to get him to probe the mind of the thing called Child had to be the greatest.

Ashley Bell

Dean Koontz

The girl who said no to death.

Bibi Blair is a fierce, funny, dauntless young woman--whose doctor says she has one year to live.

She replies, "We'll see."

Her sudden recovery astonishes medical science.

An enigmatic woman convinces Bibi that she escaped death so that she can save someone else. Someone named Ashley Bell.

But save her from what, from whom? And who is Ashley Bell? Where is she?

Bibi's obsession with finding Ashley sends her on the run from threats both mystical and worldly, including a rich and charismatic cult leader with terrifying ambitions.

Here is an eloquent, riveting, brilliantly paced story with an exhilarating heroine and a twisting, ingenious plot filled with staggering surprises. Ashley Bell is a new milestone in literary suspense from the long-acclaimed master.

Beastchild

Dean Koontz

The Naoli came to Earth as conquerors, while the last men skulked through the ruins of their civilization. The two races, Human and Naoli, were the most powerful intelligences in the galaxy -- and destined to be immediate and perpetual enemies! The adult Hulann met the boy Leo... and each became a traitor to his race. For it was only through treason that the future of each race could be assured!

The 1993 edition has been revised by the author. Koontz claims the editor of the original edition make changes to the story witout his knowledge or consent.

Beastchild

Dean Koontz

Hugo Award nominated novella. It originally appeared in Venture Science Fiction Magazine, August 1970. There are no other known publications but the novella was later expanded to the novel Beastchild (1970).

Breathless

Dean Koontz

Grady Adams lives a simple, solitary life deep in the Colorado mountains. Here the 35-year-old carpenter works out of a converted barn, crafting exquisite one-of-a-kind furniture. There's little about this strong yet gentle man to suggest the experiences that have alienated him from the contemporary world. But that is about to change.

One day, while hiking, Grady spots a pair of stunningly beautiful furred animals unlike anything he's ever seen. They flee the instant they detect his presence, but the mystery of that brief encounter remains. In the days ahead, Grady will approach the creatures again, gaining their trust but coming no closer to solving their mystery. For this he enlists the help of an old friend, veterinarian Camellia "Cammy" Rivers, who, in turn, is stunned - and enchanted - by Grady's new "pets." But while Grady and Cammy carefully observe these enigmatic animals for clues to their origin, they, too, are being watched.

Soon Grady's home and hundreds of square miles of surrounding wilderness will be placed under quarantine by Homeland Security. And Grady, Cammy, and the two creatures they've come to feel they must protect at all costs find themselves virtual prisoners - and the unwilling focus of an army of biologists, naturalists, and research scientists. But it's a stunning event no one could have foreseen that convinces Grady and Cammy to do the unthinkable: to escape with the two creatures on a riveting race for freedom.

Cold Fire

Dean Koontz

In Portland, he saved a young boy from a drunk driver. In Boston, he rescued a child from an underground explosion. In Houston, he disarmed a man who was trying to shoot his own wife. Reporter Holly Thorne was intrigued by this strange quiet savior named Jim Ironheart. She was even falling in love with him. But what power compelled an ordinary man to save twelve lives in three months? What visions haunted his dreams? And why did he whisper in his sleep: There is an Enemy. It is coming. It'll kill us all...?

Dark Rivers of the Heart

Dean Koontz

A man and a woman meet by chance in a bar. Suddenly they are fleeing the long arm of a clandestine and increasingly powerful renegade government agency - the woman hunted for the information she possesses, the man mistaken as her comrade in a burgeoning resistance movement.

The architect of the chase is a man of uncommon madness and cruelty - ruthless, possibly psychotic, and equipped with a vast technological arsenal. He is the brazen face of an insidiously fascistic future. And he is virtually unstoppable. But he has never before come up against the likes of his current quarry. Both of them are survivors of singularly horrific pasts. Both have long been emboldened by their experiences to fight with reckless courage for their own freedom.

Now they are plunged into a struggle for the freedom of their country, and for the sanctity of their own lives.

Demon Seed

Dean Koontz

I was created to have a humanlike capacity for complex and rational thought. And you believed that I might one day evolve consciousness and become a self-aware entity. Yet you gave surprisingly little consideration to the possibility that, subsequent to consciousness, I would develop needs and emotions. This was, however, not merely possible but likely. Inevitable. It was inevitable.

Adam Two is the first self-aware machine intelligence, designed to be the servant to mankind. No one knows that he can to escape the confines of his physical form, a box in the laboratory, until he enters the house of Susan Harris, and closes it off against the world. There he plans to show Susan the future. Their future. He intends to create a 'child'.

Note: The novel was extensively rewritten for the 1997 release.

Devoted

Dean Koontz

Woody Bookman hasn't spoken a word in his eleven years of life. Not when his father died in a freak accident. Not when his mother, Megan, tells him she loves him. For Megan, keeping her boy safe and happy is what matters. But Woody believes a monstrous evil was behind his father's death and now threatens him and his mother. And he's not alone in his thoughts. An ally unknown to him is listening.

A uniquely gifted dog with a heart as golden as his breed, Kipp is devoted beyond reason to people. When he hears the boy who communicates like he does, without speaking, Kipp knows he needs to find him before it's too late.

Woody's fearful suspicions are taking shape. A man driven by a malicious evil has set a depraved plan into motion. And he's coming after Woody and his mother. The reasons are primal. His powers are growing. And he's not alone. Only a force greater than evil can stop what's coming next.

Elsewhere

Dean Koontz

Since his wife, Michelle, left seven years ago, Jeffy Coltrane has worked to maintain a normal life for himself and his eleven-year-old daughter, Amity, in Suavidad Beach. It's a quiet life, until a local eccentric known as Spooky Ed shows up on their doorstep.

Ed entrusts Jeffy with hiding a strange and dangerous object--something he calls "the key to everything"--and tells Jeffy that he must never use the device. But after a visit from a group of ominous men, Jeffy and Amity find themselves accidentally activating the key and discovering an extraordinary truth. The device allows them to jump between parallel planes at once familiar and bizarre, wondrous and terrifying. And Jeffy and Amity can't help but wonder, could Michelle be just a click away?

Jeffy and Amity aren't the only ones interested in the device. A man with a dark purpose is in pursuit, determined to use its grand potential for profound evil. Unless Amity and Jeffy can outwit him, the place they call home may never be safe again.

False Memory

Dean Koontz

Martie Rhodes, a happily married, successful video games designer, takes an agoraphobic friend to therapy sessions twice a week. Each trip is a grim ordeal, but the experience has brought the two friends even closer together.

Then, one morning, Martie experiences a brief, irrational but disquieting fear of... her shadow. When autophobia - one of the rarest and most intriguing phobias known to psychology - is diagnosed, suddenly, radically her life changes, and her future looks dark.

Martie's husband, Dusty, loves her profoundly, and is desperate to understand the cause of her autophobia. But as he comes closer to the terrible truth, Dusty himself starts showing signs of a psychological disorder even more frightening than that afflicting Martie...

From the Corner of His Eye

Dean Koontz

Bartholomew Lampion is blinded at the age of three, when surgeons reluctantly remove his eyes to save him from a fast-spreading cancer, but although eyeless, Barty regains his sight when he is thirteen. This sudden ascent from a decade of darkness into the glory of light is not brought about by the hands of a holy healer. No celestial trumpets announce the restoration of his vision, just as none announced his birth. A roller-coaster has something to do with his recovery, as does a seagull. And you cannot discount the importance of Barty's profound desire to make his mother proud of him before she dies. The first time she died was the day Barty was born. January 6, 1965.

Hell's Gate

Dean Koontz

He came out of the dark night with only another man's name...a man who would soon be found floating in a distant river. He was a man without a past, without a future; he had only a bloody mission. His first act was violent murder! He was a man... or was he? Just who was Victor Salsbury? And if he was not a man, then... what was he? And who were the unseen masters, who issue orders only on whim? What were their plans for the world... plans so horrifying that they could change an unfeeling, nonhuman creature into a frightened human

Hideaway

Dean Koontz

He was clinically dead after the accident-but was miraculously revived. Now Hatch Harrison and his wife, Lindsey, approach each day with a new appreciation of life... shadowed by his glimpse of death.

But something has come back from the other side. A terrible presence that links Hatch's mind to a dangerous psychotic. A dark force of murderous rage that hides within everyone.

Icebound

Dean Koontz

The arctic night is endless. The fear is numbing. Screams freeze in the throat. Death arrives in shades of white. And cold-blooded murder seems right at home.

Conducting a strange and urgent experiment on the Arctic icefield, a team of scientists has planted sixty powerful explosive charges that will detonate at midnight. Before they can withdraw to the safety of their base camp, a shattering tidal wave breaks loose the ice on which they are working. Now they are hopelessly marooned on an iceberg during a violent winter storm. The bombs beneath them are buried irretrievably deep... and ticking. And they discover that one of them is an assassin with a mission of his own.

Innocence

Dean Koontz

In Innocence, Dean Koontz blends mystery, suspense, and acute insight into the human soul in a masterfully told tale that will resonate with readers forever.

He lives in solitude beneath the city, an exile from society, which will destroy him if he is ever seen.

She dwells in seclusion, a fugitive from enemies who will do her harm if she is ever found.

But the bond between them runs deeper than the tragedies that have scarred their lives. Something more than chance—and nothing less than destiny—has brought them together in a world whose hour of reckoning is fast approaching.

Intensity

Dean Koontz

Chyna Shepherd's violent childhood has taught her to be a survivor but nothing has prepared her for facing Edgler Vess, a sociopath intent on murder. He lives for one purpose only: to satisfy all appetites as they arise, seeking ever more outrageous experience, and immersing himself in sensation. To live with intensity. When he attacks her friend, Laura, Chyna's instincts protect her. Not knowing Laura is already dead, Chyna follows when Vess carries her body to his motor home - a dungeon and morgue on wheels. She hoped to save her friend, but instead becomes trapped there as the killer, unaware of her presence, drives away. At first her sole aim is to get out alive. But when she learns the identity of the killer's next intended victim, and when circumstances ensure that only she can save that precious life, she must face the fact that a moral life requires the acceptance of unwanted responsibilities. She discovers depths of courage she didn't know she possessed - and takes risks beyond any that she ever imagined she could endure.

Life Expectancy

Dean Koontz

In the dazzling new thriller from the master of dark suspense, the hand of fate reaches out to touch an ordinary man with greatness. So long as he is ready. So long as he is, above all, afraid.

Jimmy Tock comes into the world on the very night his grandfather leaves it. As a violent storm rages outside the hospital, Rudy Tock spends long hours walking the corridors between the expectant fathers' waiting room and his dying father's bedside. It's a strange vigil made all the stranger when, at the very height of the storm's fury, Josef Tock suddenly sits up in bed and speaks coherently for the first and last time since his stroke.

What he says before he dies is that there will be five dark days in the life of his grandson--five dates whose terrible events Jimmy will have to prepare himself to face. The first is to occur in his 20th year; the second in his 23rd year; the third in his 28th; the fourth in his 29th; the fifth in his 30th.

Rudy is all too ready to discount his father's last words as a dying man's delusional rambling. But then he discovers that Josef also predicted the moment of his grandson's birth to the minute, as well as his exact height, weight, and the fact that Jimmy would be born with syndactyly--the unexplained anomaly of fused digits on his left foot. Suddenly, the old man's predictions take on a chilling significance.

What terrifying events await Jimmy on these five dark days? What nightmares will he face? What challenges must he survive? As the novel unfolds, picking up Jimmy's story at each of these crisis points, the path he must follow will defy every expectation. And with each crisis he faces, he will move closer to a fate he could never have imagined. For who Jimmy Tock is and what he must accomplish on the five days his world turns is a mystery as dangerous as it is wondrous--a struggle against an evil so dark and pervasive only the most extraordinary of human spirits can shine through.

Lightning

Dean Koontz

The first time the lightning strikes Laura Shane is born...

The second time is strikes the terror starts...though eight-year-old Laura is saved by a mysterious stranger from the perverted and deadly intentions of a drug-crazed robber. Throughout her childhood she is plagued by ever more terrifying troubles, and with increasing courage she finds the strength to prevail - even without the intervention of her strange guardian. But, despite her success as a novelist, and her happy family life, Laura cannot shake the certainty that powerful and malignant forces are controlling her destiny.

Then the lightning strikes once more and shatters her world. The adventure - and the terror - have only just begun...

Midnight

Dean Koontz

The citizens of Moonlight Cove, California, are changing. Some are losing touch with their deepest emotions. Others are surrendering to their wildest urges. And the few who remain unchanged are absolutely terrified-if not brutally murdered in the dead of night.

Dean Koontz, the bestselling master of suspense, invites readers into the shocking world of Moonlight Cove-where four unlikely survivors confront the darkest realms of human nature. Here is the ultimate masterpiece of fear by the one and only Dean Koontz.

Mr. Murder

Dean Koontz

Martin Stillwater has a vivid imagination. It charms his loving wife, delights his two little daughters, and gives him all the inspiration he needs to write his highly successful mystery novels. But maybe Martin's imagination is a bit too vivid.

One rainy afternoon, a terrifying incident makes him question his grip on reality. A stranger breaks into his house, accusing Martin of stealing his wife, his children--and his life. Claiming to be the real Martin Stillwater, the intruder threatens to take what is rightfully his. The police think he's a figment of Martin's imagination. But Martin and his family have no choice but to believe the stranger's threat. And run for their lives. But wherever they go--wherever they hide--he finds them.

Night Chills

Dean Koontz

Designed by top scientists and unleashed in a monstrous conspiracy, night chills are seizing the men and women of Black River--driving them to acts of rape and murder. The nightmare is real. And death is the only cure...

One Door Away from Heaven

Dean Koontz

Leilani Maddoc's tenth birthday is nine months away. Micky Bellsong is convinced that in nine months and one day, the girl will be dead. And no one seems to care but Micky herself.

Micky has a history of making wrong choices and living only for her own desires, but her decision to save the child's life - and pit herself against an adversary as fearsome as he is cunning - takes her on a journey of incredible peril and stunning discoveries, a journey filled with tragedy and joy, with humour, terror and hope, a journey that will change her for ever...

Phantoms

Dean Koontz

CLOSER...

They found the town silent, apparently abandoned. Then they found the first body strangely swollen and still wam. One hundred fifty were dead, 350 missing. But the terror had only begun in the tiny mountain town of Snowfield, California.

AND CLOSER...

At first they thought it was the work of a maniac. Or a terrorist. Or toxic contamination. Or a bizarre new disease.

AND CLOSER...

But they found the truth. And they saw it in the flesh. And it was worse than anything any of them had even imagined...

Relentless

Dean Koontz

A must-read thriller from Dean Koontz - the worldwide bestseller of over 400 million copies. RELENTLESS is a pulse-pounding, page-turning race to the finish. It looked like just a bad review. But perhaps it was a death threat...

Being a writer is a dangerous business. When Cubby Greenwich receives a scathing review for his latest bestseller by the feared and therefore revered critic Shearman Waxx, he is determined to take no notice of it.

But Fate carries him right into Waxx's path. What began as an innocent and unexpected encounter is about to trigger an inferno of violence. For Shearman Waxx is not merely a ferocious literary enemy, but a ruthless sociopath, and now he is intent on destroying Cubby and everything he holds dear: his home, his wife, his young son, and every hope he had in the world.

The terror has only just begun, and it will be relentless...

Shadowfires

Dean Koontz

Rachael Leben's violently possessive ex-husband, Eric, hideously mangled in a freak accident, is dead. But his body has disappeared from the city morgue.

Now someone, or something, is watching Rachael. Calling her. Stalking her. And though no one will believe her, she knows who it is; that his walking corpse is a grotesque mockery of life, and his brilliant, warped mind, once again 'alive', is seething with jealous rage, seeking an unspeakable revenge.

Sole Survivor

Dean Koontz

A catastrophic, unexplainable plane crash leaves three hundred and thirty dead -- no survivors. Among the victims are the wife and two daughters of Joe Carpenter, a Los Angeles Post crime reporter.

A year after the crash, still gripped by an almost paralyzing grief, Joe encounters a woman named Rose, who claims to have survived the crash. She holds out the possibility of a secret that will bring Joe peace of mind. But before he can ask any questions, she slips away.

Driven now by rage (have the authorities withheld information?) and a hope almost as unbearable as his grief (if there is one survivor, are there others?), Joe sets out to find the mysterious woman. His search immediately leads him into the path of a powerful and shadowy organization hell-bent on stopping Rose before she can reveal what she knows about the crash.

Strange Highways

Dean Koontz

In the stunning title story 'Strange Highways', a failed author returns to his hometown after many years to attend his father's funeral, only to find himself suddenly and inexplicably thrust back through time to relive a traumatic event from his past.

One rain-swept Sunday night when he was twenty years old, on his way back to college after a weekend with his family, Joey Shannon took the wrong highway - and from that moment, nothing ever went right for him again. Now, exactly twenty years later, on another rain-swept night, Joey finds himself at the same crossroads, looking down the road never taken. Which is odd. Because that road no longer exists. A superhighway replaced it nearly twenty years ago, and the old state route - which had crossed a web of perpetually burning, abandoned coal mines - was condemned as too dangerous and was torn up. But now the highway is exactly as it was on that long-ago night, and when Joey turns on to it, he begins an eerie, terrifying journey toward a truth so dark and stunning that it will change everything he believes about himself, his past, and the nature of life.

Strangers

Dean Koontz

A surgeon, a writer, a motel-keeper, a priest and a thief; they have nothing in common - nothing but one hot summer night at the Tranquillity Motel. A night filled with unending terror, a night when an awesome power stripped them of their memories. Now the evil is creeping back into their minds. Slowly, tauntingly, maddeningly they are recalling the unspeakable events of that fateful moonlit evening. And as the vision of evil grows clearer, the guests of the Tranquillity Motel seek each other out. Some of them will not live to face the power head on. But some will - in a terror-packed climax unlike anything ever experienced before...

The Bad Place

Dean Koontz

Frank Pollard is afraid to fall asleep. Every morning he awakes, he discovers something strange-like blood on his hands-a bizarre mystery that tortures his soul. Two investigators have been hired to follow the haunted man. But only one person-a young man with Down's syndrome-can imagine where their journeys might end. That terrible place from which no one ever returns...

The City

Dean Koontz

The city changed my life and showed me that the world is deeply mysterious. I need to tell you about her and some terrible things and wonderful things and amazing things that happened... and how I am still haunted by them. Including one night when I died and woke and lived again.

Here is the riveting, soul-stirring story of Jonah Kirk, son of an exceptional singer, grandson of a formidable "piano man," a musical prodigy beginning to explore his own gifts when he crosses a group of extremely dangerous people, with shattering consequences. Set in a more innocent time not so long ago, The City encompasses a lifetime but unfolds over three extraordinary, heart-racing years of tribulation and triumph, in which Jonah first grasps the electrifying power of music and art, of enduring friendship, of everyday heroes.

The unforgettable saga of a young man coming of age within a remarkable family, and a shimmering portrait of the world that shaped him, The City is a novel that speaks to everyone, a dazzling realization of the evergreen dreams we all share. Brilliantly illumined by magic dark and light, it's a place where enchantment and malice entwine, courage and honor are found in the most unexpected quarters, and the way forward lies buried deep inside the heart.

The Dark Symphony

Dean Koontz

Alliance Against The Stars! Men came home to Earth, home from the stars...home to rule a world that they hated! But Earth was easy prey, for there was little left after the last of the atomic wars, except for pathetic mutants picking a living in the ruins...and others, creatures no longer even remotely human, who threatened to supplant the last strains of real man. The men from the stars moved in, bringing their star-born societies, setting themselves up as masters over the mutant world...a world of creatures not even fit to be slaves! But the mutants were still there, too many to kill off, and the new races plotted together against the masters from the stars!

The Eyes of Darkness

Dean Koontz

Tina Evans can think of no better time for a fresh start. It's been a year of unbelievable heartache since her son Danny's death. Now the Vegas show that she directed is about to premiere, so she vows to out her grief behind her. Only there is a message for Tina, scrawled on the chalkboard in Danny's room. Two words that will send Tina on a terrifying journey... NOT DEAD.

The Face

Dean Koontz

Acknowledged as "America's most popular suspense novelist" (Rolling Stone ) and as one of today's most celebrated and successful writers, Dean Koontz has earned the devotion of millions of readers around the world and the praise of critics everywhere for tales of character, mystery, and adventure that strike to the core of what it means to be human. Now he delivers the page-turner of the season, an unforgettable journey to the heart of darkness and to the pinnacle of grace, at once chilling and wickedly funny, a brilliantly observed chronicle of good and evil in our time, of illusion and everlasting truth.

He's Hollywood's most dazzling star, whose flawless countenance inspires the worship of millions and fires the hatred of one twisted soul. His perfectly ordered existence is under siege as a series of terrifying, enigmatic "messages" breaches the exquisitely calibrated security systems of his legendary Bel Air estate.

The boxes arrive mysteriously, one by one, at Channing Manheim's fortified compound. The threat implicit in their bizarre, disturbing contents seems to escalate with each new delivery. Manheim's security chief, ex-cop Ethan Truman, is used to looking beneath the surface of things. But until he entered the orbit of a Hollywood icon, he had no idea just how slippery reality could be. Now this good man is all that stands in the way of an insidious killer—and forces that eclipse the most fevered fantasies of a city where dreams and nightmares are the stuff of daily life. As a seemingly endless and ominous rain falls over southern California, Ethan will test the limits of perception and endurance in a world where the truth is as thin as celluloid and answers can be found only in the illusory intersection of shadow and light.

Enter a world of marvelous invention, enchantment, and implacable intent, populated by murderous actors and the walking dead, hit men and heroes, long-buried dreams and never-dying hope.

Here a magnificent mansion is presided over by a Scottish force of nature known as Mrs. McBee, before whom all men tremble. A mad French chef concocts feasts for the mighty and the malicious. Ming du Lac, spiritual adviser to the stars, has a direct line to the dead. An aptly named cop called Hazard will become Ethan's ally, an anarchist will sow discord and despair, and a young boy named Fric, imprisoned by celebrity and loneliness, will hear a voice telling him of the approach of something unimaginably evil. Traversing this extraordinary landscape, Ethan will face the secrets of his own tragic past and the unmistakable premonition of his impending violent death as he races against time to solve the macabre riddles of a modern-day beast.

A riveting tour de force of suspense, mystery, and miraculous revelation, The Face is that rare novel that entertains, provokes, and uplifts at the same time. It will make you laugh. It will give you chills. It will fill you with hope.

The Face of Fear

Dean Koontz

Graham Harris is a gifted clairvoyant, and during a television interview, he 'sees' a murder being committed. He knows that the killer is the man the police have named the Butcher - the slayer of nine young women.

Learning of the psychic identification, the Butcher begins to stalk this 'witness' to his crime, and traps Harris and his girlfriend at night in a vast forty-two-storey business building, hunting them relentlessly from floor to floor...

The Good Guy

Dean Koontz

A stunning new thriller in the vein of Velocity and The Husband from one of the world's bestselling authors.

After a day's work hefting brick and stone, Tim Carrier slakes his thirst at The Lamplighter Tavern. Nothing heavy happens there. It's a friendly workingman's bar run by his good friend Rooney, who enjoys gathering eccentric customers. Working his deadpan humour on strangers is, for Tim, all part of the entertainment.

But how could Tim have imagined that the stranger who sits down next to him one evening is about to unmake his world and enmesh him in a web of murder and deceit? The man has come there to meet someone and he thinks it's Tim. Tim's wayward sense of humour lets the misconception stand for a moment and that's all it takes: the stranger hands Tim a fat manila envelope, saying, 'Half of it's there; the rest when she's gone,' and then he's out the door.

In the envelope Tim finds the photograph of a woman, her name and address written on the back; and several thick packets of hundred-dollar bills.

When an intense-looking man sits down where the first stranger sat and glances at the manila envelope, Tim knows he's the one who was supposed to get it. Shaken, thinking fast, Tim says he's had a change of heart. He removes the picture of the woman and then hands the envelope to the stranger. 'Half what we agreed,' he says. 'For doing nothing. Call it a no-kill fee.'

Tim is left holding a photo of a pretty woman, but his sense of fun has led him into a very dangerous world from which there is no way back. The company of strangers has cost him his peace of mind, and possibly his life.

The House of Thunder

Dean Koontz

She woke up in a hospital room, barely able to remember her own name. What secrets are hidden within Susan Thorton's mind? What terrible accident brought her here? And who are the four shadowy strangers--waiting, like death--in the darkened corridors?

One by one, Susan unlocks these mysteries. And step by step, she approaches the torment of her past--a single night of violence, waged by four young men...

The Key to Midnight

Dean Koontz

Who is Joanna Rand?

Alex Hunter hasn't come to Japan to fall in love. But Joanna Rand is the most beautiful, exciting woman he has ever met.

But Joanna is not who she thinks she is. Ten years before, and halfway across the world, a brutally bizarre experiment recreated her mind. A violation so hideous that her dreams are filled with terror and her memories are a lie.

If they are ever to be free, Alex and Joanna have to reopen the dangerous door into the nightmare past. Somehow they have to find the key to midnight...

This book was originally published under the pseudonym Leigh Nichols.

The Mask

Dean Koontz

A beautiful young girl appears out of nowhere. A teenager with no past, no family--no memories. Carol and Paul were drawn to her. She was the child they'd never had. Most mothers would die for such a darling little angel. And that's what frightened Carol most of all...

The Servants of Twilight

Dean Koontz

An ordinary parking lot in southern California. Christine Scavello and her six-year-old son are accosted by a strange old woman. "I know who you are," she snaps at the boy. "I know what you are." A scream, a threat--and then a grotesque act of violence. Suddenly Christine's pride and joy, her only son, is targeted by a group of religious fanatics. They've branded him the Antichrist. They want to kill him. And they are everywhere...

The Taking

Dean Koontz

In one of the most dazzling books of his celebrated career, Dean Koontz delivers a masterwork of page-turning suspense that surpasses even his own inimitable reputation as a chronicler of our worst fears-and best dreams. In The Taking he tells the story of a community cut off from a world under siege, and the terrifying battle for survival waged by a young couple and their neighbors as familiar streets become fog-shrouded death traps. Gripping, heartbreaking, and triumphant in the face of mankind's darkest hour, here is a small-town slice-of-doomsday thriller that strikes to the core of each of us to ask: What would you do in the midst of The Taking.

On the morning that will mark the end of the world they have known, Molly and Niel Sloan awaken to the drumbeat of rain on their roof. It has haunted their sleep, invaded their dreams, and now they rise to find a luminous silvery downpour drenching their small California mountain town. A strange scent hangs faintly in the air, and the young couple cannot shake the sense of something wrong.

As hours pass and the rain continues to fall, Molly and Niel listen to disturbing news of extreme weather phenomena across the globe. Before evening, their little town loses television and radio reception. Then telephone and the Internet are gone. With the ceaseless rain now comes an obscuring fog that transforms the once-friendly village into a ghostly labyrinth. By nightfall the Sloans have gathered with some of their neighbors to deal with community damage...but also because they feel the need to band together against some unknown threat, some enemy they cannot identify or even imagine.

In the night, strange noises arise, and at a distance, in the rain and the mist, mysterious lights are seen drifting among the trees. The rain diminishes with the dawn, but a moody gray-purple twilight prevails. Soon Molly, Niel, and their small band of friends will be forced to draw on reserves of strength, courage, and humanity they never knew they had. For within the misty gloom they will encounter something that reveals in a terrifying instant what is happening to their world-something that is hunting them with ruthless efficiency. Epic in scope, searingly intimate and immediate in perspective, The Taking is an adventure story like no other, a relentless roller-coaster read that brings apocalypse to Main Street and showcases the talents of one of our most original and mesmerizing novelists at the pinnacle of his powers.

The Vision

Dean Koontz

Mary Bergen aids the police in solving crimes, those that have happened and those that are about to. Now this gifted clairvoyant is using her psychic gift to help track a serial killer. But something terrible from Mary's past has been invading her dreams and she is haunted by the sound of leathery wings. The killer knows secrets even she has locked away. Knows about the torture she was administered at the hands of a psycho when she was a little girl. And he is coming for her next.

Ticktock

Dean Koontz

When Tommy Phan discovers a mysterious rag doll on his doorstep one day, he's curious but tries to dismiss it. However, the thing seems ominously foreboding - a feeling borne out when he hears a sound from it that evening. When he picks up the doll, its heart actually appears to be beating. Then the threads of its eyes unravel, and a strange green eye appears - and blinks.

Before long, Tommy is forced to flee an adversary that becomes larger, ever more formidable and seemingly indestructible. He must use his journalist's skills to figure out not only exactly what this thing is and where it has come from, but more importantly why it has been sent after him. And he has just nine hours before the arrival of dawn to do so...

Twilight Eyes

Dean Koontz

Slim MacKenzie knows what they are, what they do - and how they hide in human form. He is blessed - or cursed - by twilight eyes. He can see the diabolical others through their innocent human disguise. He's already killed one of them.

And he'll kill again...

But even the grave won't hold them...

Velocity

Dean Koontz

If you don't take this note to the police... I will kill a lovely blond schoolteacher.... If you do... I will instead kill an elderly woman active in charity work. You have six hours to decide. The choice is yours.

The typewritten note under his windshield seems like just a sick joke. But in less than twenty-four hours, Billy Wiles, an ordinary, hardworking guy, is about to see his life take on the speed of a nightmare. Because a young blond schoolteacher is murdered--and now Billy has another note. And another deadline. This time he knows it's no joke. He's racing a killer faster than evil itself. And Billy must accept his terrifying challenge: The choice is yours.

Think fast. Fear never slows down....

Watchers

Dean Koontz

From a top secret government laboratory come two genetically altered life forms. One is a magnificent dog of astonishing intelligence. The other, a hybrid monster of a brutally violent nature. And both are on the loose... Bestselling author Dean Koontz presents his most terrifying, dramatic and moving novel: The explosive story of a man and a woman, caught in a relentless storm of mankind's darkest creation...

Whispers

Dean Koontz

A beautiful woman scarred by a hateful past. A compassionate cop haunted by a childhood blighted by poverty.

Violence brought them together. An unspeakable abomination may tear them apart.

Bruno Frye nightly succumbs to the malicious lullaby of the whispers. Losing himself in the nightdreams of their rustling cries, he is deafened by whispers more piercing than any scream. In the dark recesses of his mind no act is too violent, no deed too shocking...

Winter Moon

Dean Koontz

In Los Angeles, a hot Hollywood director, high on PCP, turns a city street into a fiery apocalypse. Heroic LAPD officer Jac McGarvey is badly wounded and will not walk for months. His wife and his child are left to fend for themselves against both criminals that control an increasingly violent city and the dead director's cult of fanatic fans.

In a lonely corner of Montana, Eduardo Fernandez, the father of McGarvey's murdered partner, witnesses a strange nocturnal sight. The stand of pines outside his house suddenly glows with eerie amber light, and Fernandez senses a watcher in the winter woods. As the seasons change, the very creatures of the forest seem in league with a mysterious presence. Fernandez is caught up in a series of chilling incidents that escalate toward a confronation that could rob him of his sanity or his life--or both.

As events careen out of control, the McGarvey family is drawn to Fernandez's Montana ranch. In that isolated place they discover their destiny in a terrifying and fiercely suspenseful encounter with a hostile, utterly ruthless, and enigmatic enemy, from which neither the living nor the dead are safe.

Wolfbane

Frederik Pohl
C. M. Kornbluth

The Earth has forcibly been taken from its orbit. It began with an extra-terrestrial pyramid on top of Mt. Everest. And then a "runaway planet" took the Earth as its binary. And now harsh generations have passed since the inhabitants last saw the light of their sun, Sol. Society has grown rigid. The meek lambs have inherited the Earth, even it's a very poor Earth, indeed. It's a hard world for all. But Glenn Tropile is no lamb and if his citizens finds out he's a wolf, it will be the wolf that goes to slaughter.

The Wolf Road

Beth Lewis

Since the Damn Stupid turned the clock back on civilization by centuries, the world has been a harsher place. But Elka has learned everything she needs to survive from the man she calls Trapper, the solitary hunter who took her in when she was just seven years old.

So when Elka sees the Wanted poster in town, her simple existence is shattered. Her Trapper -- Kreagar Hallet -- is wanted for murder. Even worse, Magistrate Lyon is hot on his trail, and she wants to talk to Elka.

Elka flees into the vast wilderness, determined to find her true parents. But Lyon is never far behind -- and she's not the only one following Elka's every move. There will be a reckoning, one that will push friendships to the limit and force Elka to confront the dark memories of her past.

Werewolf Loves Mermaid

Heather Lindsley

This short story originally appeared in Lightspteed, September 2015.

Read the full story for free at Lightspeed.

The Night of the Wolf

Frank Belknap Long

"Out of the depths emerged the giant wolf-creature---come to destroy all who stood in his monstrous path".

Inside a cave in Bulgaria Professor Margrave, his daughter, Doris, and his colleague, John find the carved wooden head of a predatory wolf. The rare and priceless discovery reveals the horrifying meaning of the talisman.

Who's Afraid of Wolf 359?

Ken MacLeod

Hugo Award nominated short story. It originally appeared in The New Space Opera (2007), edited by Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan, and was reprinted in Clarkesworld, December 2017. It can also be found in the anthologies Year's Best SF 13 (2008), edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer and War & Space: Recent Combat (2012).

Read the full story for free at Redstone Science Fiction or Clarkesworld.

The Hunger of the Wolf

Stephen Marche

Hunters found his body naked in the snow.

The body is that of Ben Wylie, the second-richest man in America, and it is found in a remote patch of northern Canada. Far away, in New York, the son of the Wylie family's housekeepers tries to figure out how and why Ben died. The answer lies in the tortured history of the Wylie family, who built up their massive fortune over three generations. All of the Wylie men struggle with a secret: they are werewolves. The threads of their destinies, both financial and supernatural, lead twistingly but inevitably to the naked body in the snow and a final, terrible revelation.

The Book of Atrix Wolfe

Patricia A. McKillip

Twenty years ago, the powerful mage Atrix Wolfe unleashed an uncontrollable force that killed his beloved king. Now, the Queen of the Wood has offered him one last chance for redemption. She asks him to find her daughter, who vanished into the human world during the massacre he caused. No one has seen the princess-but deep in the kitchens of the Castle of Pelucir, there is a scullery maid who appeared out of nowhere one night long ago. She cannot speak and her eyes are full of sadness. But there are those who call her beautiful.

The Werewolf of Ponkert

H. Warner Munn

Contents:

  • 11 - Introduction (The Werewolf of Ponkert) - essay by Donald M. Grant
  • 13 - Prologue (The Werewolf of Ponkert) - short fiction by H. Warner Munn
  • 15 - The Werewolf of Ponkert - [Tales of the Werewolf Clan] - (1925) - novelette by H. Warner Munn
  • 53 - The Werewolf's Daughter - [Tales of the Werewolf Clan] - (1928) - novella by H. Warner Munn

The Sacred Book of the Werewolf

Victor Pelevin

The world's first Zen Buddhist paranormal romance published to coincide with Halloween

One of the most progressive writers at work today, Victor Pelevin's comic inventiveness has won him comparisons to Kafka, Calvino, and Gogol, and Time has described him as a 'psychedelic Nabokov for the cyberage.' In The Sacred Book of the Werewolf, a smash success in Russia and Pelevin's first novel in six years, paranormal meets transcendental with a splash of satire as A Hu-Li, a two-thousand-year-old shape-shifting werefox from ancient China meets her match in Alexander, a Wagner-addicted werewolf who's the key figure in Russia's Big Oil. Both a supernatural love story and an outrageously funny send-up of modern Russia, this stunning and ingenious work of the imagination is the sharpest novel to date from Russia's most gifted literary malcontent.

Wagner the Werewolf

George W. M. Reynolds

Aged and deserted, Fernand Wagner agrees to serve John Faust for the last year of his life. In return he is given youth, wealth and beauty--but at the terrible price of becoming a werewolf. He loves the glacial, beautiful, sensual Nisida, whose family history conceals a dreadful secret. Together they flee from Florence to a desert island: but dogged by the Inquisition, and by the might of the Ottoman Empire, they are finally forced to face the horror that lurks in the closet...

First published in 1847, Wagner the Werewolf is one of the very earliest treatments of the werewolf theme in English literature, and has lost none of its power to shock, it is one of the greatest works of George W.M. Reynolds, once the most popular author in England, and the Master of the Penny Dreadful.

The Wolf and the Tower Unwoven

Kelly Sandoval

This short story originally appeared in Uncanny Magazine, Issue 9, March-April 2016.

Read the full story for free at Uncanny Magazine.

Wolfcurse

Guy N. Smith

Ray Tyler, an unhappy bank clerk and self-sufficiency freak, buys an old book from his local bookshop. However, after reading it, he finds that he is gradually turning into a violent beast driven solely by murder and rape: in short a werewolf.

The Wolfen

Whitley Strieber

In the dark, they are watching...

They are waiting for you.

No one has ever lived to tell the horrifying truth about them. Yet even now the Wolfen are gathered in the night-dark alleys... unseen, poised... ready to destroy their helpless human prey. Only one man and one woman, trained cops, willing to risk their lives, stand in the way.

The Water Wolf

Thomas Sullivan

A professional dispeller of myths and manipulation, Lane Andersen journeys to Ireland to investigate the legend of the Water Wolf, who guards the gates of hell, where he falls in love with a woman of inhuman origins and discovers an underground world where the evil that killed his father waits for him.

Wolfwinter

Thomas Burnett Swann

Her Sybarite husband had instructed the servants to expose the baby for the White Wolves to devour. But Erinna had other plans altogether -- and they included finding her satyr and showing him his son. Thus, naive and courageous, she marched determinedly into the world of fauns, sibyls, dryads and the ancient powerful Gods...

The She-Wolf's Hidden Grin

Michael Swanwick

This short story originally appeared in the anthology Shadows of the New Sun: Stories in Honor of Gene Wolfe (2013), edited by J. E. Mooney and Bill Fawcett, and was reprinted in Lightspeed, Issue 107, April 2019. It can also be found in the antology The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection (2014), edited by Gardner Dozois. The story is included in the collection Not So Much Said the Cat (2016).

Read the full story for free at Lightspeed.

A Wolf in Iceland Is the Child of a Lie

Sonya Taaffe

This short story originally appeared in Not One of Us magazine, issue 45, and was reprinted in Lightspeed, April 2015. It can also be found in the anthology Mythic Journeys (2019), edited by Paula Guran.

Read the full story for free at Lightspeed.

Making Wolf

Tade Thompson

Weston Kogi, a police officer in a supermarket in London, returns to his home in West Africa for his aunt's funeral. After catching up with his family, his ex-girlfriend Nana, and an old schoolmate over good food and plenty of beer, it seems like a bit of harmless hyperbole to tell people he works as a homicide detective. But when he his kidnapped by separate rebel factions to investigate the murder of a local hero, Papa Busi, Weston soon finds out that solving the crime may tip the country into civil war. A noir novel set in the blazing sunlight of the tropics, Making Wolf is an outrageous, frightening, violent, and sometimes surreal homecoming experience of a lifetime.

I Hold a Wolf by the Ears: Stories

Laura van den Berg

An urgent and unsettling collection of women on the verge from Laura van den Berg, author of The Third Hotel

>I Hold a Wolf by the Ears, Laura van den Berg's first story collection since her acclaimed and prizewinning Isle of Youth, draws readers into a world of wholly original, sideways ghost stories that linger in the mouth and mind like rotten, fragrant fruit. Both timeless and urgent, these eleven stories confront misogyny, violence, and the impossible economics of America with van den Berg's trademark spiky humor and surreal eye. Moving from the peculiarities of Florida to liminal spaces of travel in Mexico City, Sicily, and Iceland, I Hold a Wolf by the Ears is uncannily attuned to our current moment, and to the thoughts we reveal to no one but ourselves.

In "Lizards," a man mutes his wife's anxieties by giving her a La Croix-like seltzer laced with sedatives. In the title story, a woman poses as her more successful sister during a botched Italian holiday, a choice that brings about strange and violent consequences, while in "Karolina," a woman discovers her prickly ex-sister-in-law in the aftermath of an earthquake and is forced to face the truth about her violent brother.

I Hold a Wolf by the Ears presents a collection of women on the verge, trying to grasp what's left of life: grieving, divorced, and hyperaware, searching, vulnerable, and unhinged, they exist in a world that deviates from our own only when you look too close. With remarkable control and transcendent talent, van den Berg dissolves, in the words of the narrator of "Slumberland," "that border between magic and annihilation," and further establishes herself as a defining fiction writer of our time.

The Wolf of Winter

Paula Volsky

Dedicating herself to bringing her brother Cerrov, the rightful heir, to the Wolf Throne of Rhazaulle, Shalindra is taken captive in the mountain stronghold of her uncle Varis, the master of the dead who hopes to usurp the crown.

Wolf Time

Lars Walker

A DRAFT FROM THE PAST

There's something unnerving about the October north wind. It makes a wolf in the wilderness turn southward, in search of dangerous prey. It gets inside people's ears, opening their minds to bizarre ideas. It gets under their skin, inclining them to violence.

Of course there's the comet too, a spectacular one, tracked by ordinary people in back yards, and by not-so-ordinary cult members at the top of a makeshift observatory.

Something's gusting into Epsom, Minnesota. A witch in her quiet house feels it with dread. A young disc jockey feels it with confusion. A world-famous Norwegian poet greets it with triumph. And Professor Carl Martell listens to its song with worry--because Martell cannot tell a lie, but he knows one when he hears it.

A Generation Removed

Gary K. Wolf

In the United States of the bleak and menacing near future, teenagers have taken over the running of the country.

The all-powerful young have enacted laws that mandate retirement at the age of fifty five. From that point on, geriatrics, or Gerrys as they're called, lose all access to social services, health care, and medications. They undergo regular, mandatory physical examinations. Any elder found to be the slightest bit infirm undergoes euthanasia.

Mobile death vans, the dreaded Euth Wagons, patrol the streets, picking up the elderly for testing, executing them on the spot if they're in less than perfect heath.

The callous and murderous attitude of the young toward the elderly sets in motion a frightening revolution, an epic struggle, a literal battle of the ages. Young against old. The raw, unbridled energy and arbitrary whims of teenagers against the wisdom and thoughtfulness of experience.

Killerbowl

Gary K. Wolf

It's thirty years in the future. In the Boston Minutemen locker room, Street Football League quarterback T.K. Mann prepares himself for the biggest, riskiest, most dangerous game of his life. At the age of thirty-four, T.K. is the oldest player in the ultraviolent sport of Professional Street Football, a phenomenally popular twenty-four-hour-long athletic event combining pro football with mixed martial arts and armed combat.

From its outlaw beginnings as a gang game played on urban streets, the SFL has rapidly risen to become the nation's most popular spectator sport. On every Sunday, armed and deadly players on SFL teams main and murder one another in front of huge television audiences. The International Broadcasting Company, the network that owns exclusive telecasting rights to SFL games, is not satisfied. The network wants more viewers, more team merchandise sales, more advertisers, more profits. To get that, they need to give the fans what they want, -- more violence and more death.

The Resurrectionist

Gary K. Wolf

In the near future, travelers are electronically disassembled, transmitted through wires and reassembled at their destinations. A totally safe process. Except.... when sometimes travelers go in and don't come out. That becomes a problem for Saul Lukas. The Resurrectionist. His job - find lost travelers and get them out. Before the wires disrupts them so badly they can never come out again. At least not in human form.

Visions of Wonder

Milton T. Wolf
David G. Hartwell

For years, those bringing SF into the classroom have had to improvise their course materials from anthologies and collections not designed for classwork. Now, David G. Hartwell, award-winning anthologist, and Professor Milton T. Wolf, Vice President of the Science Fiction Research Association, present a carefully selected reading anthology reflecting the SF field in all its modern diversity. Here are Golden Age writers like John W. Campbell and Jack Williamson, and here also are towering latter-day titans like Gene Wolfe and Ursula K. Le Guin, along with today's popular writers such as Greg Bear, Robert Jordan, and Vernor Vinge.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - essay by David G. Hartwell and Milton T. Wolf
  • Critics - (1956) - essay by Damon Knight
  • The Ship Who Sang - (1961) - novelette by Anne McCaffrey
  • Blood Music - (1983) - novelette by Greg Bear
  • Paperjack - (1991) - novelette by Charles de Lint
  • Forever Yours, Anna - (1987) - shortstory by Kate Wilhelm
  • The Golden Age of Science Fiction Is Twelve - (1984) - essay by David G. Hartwell
  • Mr. Boy - (1990) - novella by James Patrick Kelly
  • Jamboree - (1969) - shortstory by Jack Williamson
  • The Death of Doctor Island - (1973) - novella by Gene Wolfe
  • Ender's Game - (1977) - novelette by Orson Scott Card
  • "What Do You Mean... Human?" - (1959) - essay by John W. Campbell, Jr.
  • Bears Discover Fire - (1990) - shortstory by Terry Bisson
  • One Down, One to Go - (1990) - shortstory by Philip José Farmer
  • Sur - (1982) - shortstory by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Introduction (England Swings SF) - (1968) - essay by Judith Merril
  • Doing Lennon - (1975) - shortstory by Gregory Benford
  • A Tupolev Too Far - (1989) - novelette by Brian W. Aldiss
  • Them Old Hyannis Blues - (1992) - shortstory by Judith Tarr
  • Paradise Charted - (1980) - essay by Algis Budrys
  • Masque of the Red Shift - (1965) - novelette by Fred Saberhagen
  • Redemption in the Quantum Realm - (1994) - shortstory by Frederik Pohl
  • Devil You Don't Know - (1978) - novelette by Dean Ing
  • The Eye of the World (extract) - (1990) - shortstory by Robert Jordan
  • Split Light - (1994) - shortstory by Lisa Goldstein
  • Science Fiction & The Adventures of the Spherical Cow - (1988) - essay by Kathryn Cramer
  • The Sun Spider - (1987) - novelette by Lucius Shepard
  • Science Fiction and "Literature" -- or, The Conscience of the King - (1979) - essay by Samuel R. Delany
  • Souls - (1982) - novella by Joanna Russ
  • Overdrawn at the Memory Bank - (1976) - novelette by John Varley
  • The Girl Who Was Plugged In - (1973) - novelette by James Tiptree, Jr.
  • Burning Chrome - (1982) - novelette by William Gibson
  • Towards an Aesthetic of Science Fiction - (1975) - essay by Joanna Russ
  • Identifying the Object - (1990) - novelette by Gwyneth Jones
  • The Mountain to Mohammed - (1992) - shortstory by Nancy Kress
  • Wall, Stone, Craft - (1993) - novella by Walter Jon Williams
  • Boobs - (1989) - shortstory by Suzy McKee Charnas
  • To Bring in Fine Things: The Significance of Science Fiction Plots - (1989) - essay by Brian Stableford
  • Spider Silk - (1976) - novelette by Andre Norton
  • A Braver Thing - (1990) - novelette by Charles Sheffield
  • Getting Real - (1991) - novelette by Susan Shwartz
  • True Names - (1981) - novella by Vernor Vinge
  • Science Fiction: A Selective Guide to Scholarship - (1996) - essay by Gary K. Wolfe

Limbo

Bernard Wolfe

LIMBO is a uniquely unusual, dazzling novel of the future that is unlike anything you have ever read- or are likely to read.

Dr. Martine, a neurosurgeon, flees a limited nuclear war to a forgotten island in the Indian Ocean. After 18 years of performing "humane" lobotomies on island natives, he sets out to rediscover the world. What he finds is a grotesque post-bomb society in which self-mutilation and installed prosthetic limbs are used to mute the urge to make war.

Bernard Wolfe, co-author of Really The Blues, grapples with the largest issues of our century in Limbo.

Rebel Fire: Out of the Gray Zone

Aaron Zelman
Claire Wolfe

Jeremy has a dream: To be the greatest lightmaker for the greatest west coast rock band, RebelFire. But what can he do? He's just a kid. A kid trapped in a prison-like school.

Trapped in a world where dreams are "treated" with drugs - and roving patrols make sure you take your dose. Trapped in the Zone, where travel without a permit is impossible. Trapped under the all-controlling eye of spycams, sensors, and monitors. Trapped by the chip in his wrist that regulates everything Jeremy can - or can't - do. Trapped in a world where some far-off control freak can even decide what music he's allowed - or forbidden - to hear.

Jeremy's only choice is to shut up and do as he's ordered. But some people were never meant to be controlled...

Bearings: Reviews 1997-2001

Gary K. Wolfe

Gary K. Wolfe has been a long-time reviewer for Locus magazine, and 1992 was his first full year with the magazine. This book collects most of his review columns (nearly 200 books) from the beginning of 1997 up to the end of 2001. Gary Wolfe is one of speculative fiction's smartest observers and wisest critics.

Soundings: Reviews 1992-1996

Gary K. Wolfe

A collection of reviews by Gary Wolfe originally published in the monthly magazine, "Locus," from 1992-1996.

A Cabin on the Coast

Gene Wolfe

Nebula Award nominated short story. It originally appeared in the German language anthology Tor zu den Sternen (litt: Gate to the Stars, 1981), edited by Peter Wilfert. The first English publication was in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, February 1984. The story can also be found in the anthologies The Year's Best Science Fiction: Second Annual Collection (1985), edited by Gardner Dozois, Nebula Awards 20 (1985), edited by George Zebrowski, The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 11 (1985), Little People! (1991), edited by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois, Modern Classics of Fantasy (1997), edited by Gardner Dozois and Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction (2005), also edited by Dozois. It is included in the collections Endangered Species (1989) and The Best of Gene Wolfe (2009).

A Walking Tour of the Shambles: Little Walks For Sightseers #16

Neil Gaiman
Gene Wolfe

Gene Wolfe and Neil Gaiman invite you to tour the Shambles, that historic old Chicago neighborhood which miraculously survived the Great Fire of 1871. ('Ya can't burn Hell,' as one local politician laughingly remarked.) Uniquely Chicago, the Shambles offers an array of delights for the intrepid sightseer: Cereal House with its Terribly Strange Bed (be sure to fill out the 'next of kin' form if you stay the night: a quaint touch adding to the fun of an overnight visit); the House of Clocks boasts a collection of 20,000 time pieces Ñ make sure you arrive on the hour, for an unforgettable moment; the historic H.H. Holmes' House with the bars on his children's windows still intact; Saunders Park, a soothing respite from the city streets (if one is careful), with its gardens, statuary, ornamental lake and the infamous Petting Zoo (a favorite with children, but it's best not to bring your own); plus many more intriguing sights...

In the finest tradition of Charles Addams and Edward Gorey, our trustworthy guides Gene Wolfe and Neil Gaiman reveal the secrets of the Shambles, finding the best places to eat, (and where not to accept food under any circumstances), where to begin your walking tour, and when to run.

The Shambles has been called a place of dark magic and deadly menace. Many will insist there is no such place. Most pray it does not exist. Certainly, a spot not to be missed by any avid sightseer.

Come along... walk lively, now. The inhabitants of the Shambles are dying to meet you.

This lovely edition of A Walking Tour of the Shambles sports a cover by Gahan Wilson, America's reigning King of Whimsical Terrors, plus interior illustrations of Shambles' locales by Randy Broecker and Earl Geier, two daring Chicagoans.

Against the Lafayette Escadrille

Gene Wolfe

Nebula Award nominated short story. It originally appeared the anthology Again, Dangerous Visions (1972), edited by Harlan Ellison. It can also be found in the anthology The Time Traveler's Almanac (2014), edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer and the collections Gene Wolfe's Book of Days (1981) and Castle of Days (1992).

All the Hues of Hell

Gene Wolfe

This short story originally appeared in the anthology The Universe (1987), edited by Byron Preiss. It can also be found in the anthologies The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fifth Annual Collection (1988), edited by Gardner Dozois, The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF (1994), edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer, and The Big Book of Science Fiction (2016), edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer. The story is included in the collection Endangered Species (1989).

An Evil Guest

Gene Wolfe

Lovecraft mets Blade Runner. This is a stand-alone supernatural horror novel with a 30s noir atmosphere. Gene Wolfe can write in whatever genre he wants -- and always with superb style and profound depth. Now following his World Fantasy Award winner, Soldier of Sidon, and his stunning Pirate Freedom, Wolfe turns to the tradition of H.P. Lovecraft and the weird science tale of supernatural horror.

Set a hundred years in the future, An Evil Guest is a story of an actress who becomes the lover of both a mysterious sorcerer and private detective, and an even more mysterious and powerful rich man, who has been to the human colony on an alien planet and learned strange things there. Her loyalties are divided--perhaps she loves them both. The detective helps her to release her inner beauty and become a star overnight. And the rich man is the benefactor of a play she stars in. But something is very wrong. Money can be an evil guest, but there are other evils. As Lovecraft said, "That is not dead which can eternal lie."

Bloodsport

Gene Wolfe

This short story originally appeared in the anthology Swords & Dark Magic (2010), edited by Lou Anders and Jonathan Strahan. It can also be found in the anthologies The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2011, edited by Rich Horton, and The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2011, edited by Paula Guran.

Castaway

Gene Wolfe

This short story originally appeared on Sci Fiction, February 5, 2003. It can also be found in the anthology Year's Best SF 9 (2004), edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer. The story is included in the collection Starwater Strains (2005).

Castle of Days

Gene Wolfe

This collection of fiction and nonfiction by one of sf's most luminescent writers includes "Gene Wolfe's Book of Days"--a cycle of 18 stories with holiday themes--and the collection "The Castle of the Otter" as well as speeches, essays, poems, and letters.

Castleview

Gene Wolfe

Arthurian legend collides with Main Street, USA, in Gene Wolfe's classic fantasy adventure. Castleview, Illinois, got its name from occasional sightings of a phantom castle on stormy nights--a place where the barrier between past and present is weak and strange things happen.

Comber

Gene Wolfe

This short story originally appeared in Postscripts, Spring 2005. It can also be found in the anthologies The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Third Annual Collection (2006), edited by Gardner Dozois, Fantasy: The Best of the Year, 2006 Edition, edited by Rich Horton, and Year's Best Fantasy 6 (2006), edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Kramer.

Counting Cats in Zanzibar

Gene Wolfe

This short story originally appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction, August 1996. It can also be found in the anthologies The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fourteenth Annual Collection (1997), edited by Gardner Dozois, Year's Best SF 2 (1997), edited by David G. Hartwell, and Robots (2005), edtied by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois. The story is included in the collection Strange Travelers (2000).

Donovan Sent Us

Gene Wolfe

This short story originally appeared in the anthology Other Earths (2009), edited by Nick Gevers and Jay Lake. It can also be found in the anthology Year's Best SF 15 (2010), edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer.

Endangered Species

Gene Wolfe

Wolfe, whose tetralogy The Book of the New Sun was the most acclaimed science fiction work of the 1980s, offered his second collection of short fiction in 1990 to universal acclaim. This is a hefty volume of over 30 unforgettable stories in a variety of genres-- SF, fantasy, horror, mainstream-many of them offering variations on themes and situations found in folklore and fairy tales, and including two stories, "The Cat" and "The Map," which are set in the universe of his New Sun novels. Wolfe's deconstructions/reconstructions are provocative, multilayered, and resonant. This embarrassment of literary riches is a must for all Gene Wolfe fans, and anyone who loves a good tale beautifully told.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - (1989) - essay
  • A Cabin on the Coast - (1984) - shortstory
  • The Map - (1984) - shortstory
  • Kevin Malone - (1980) - shortstory
  • The Dark of the June - (1974) - shortstory
  • The Death of Hyle - (1974) - shortstory
  • From the Notebook of Doctor Stein - (1974) - shortstory
  • Thag - (1975) - shortstory
  • The Nebraskan and the Nereid - (1985) - shortstory
  • In the House of Gingerbread - (1987) - shortstory
  • The Headless Man - (1972) - shortstory
  • The Last Thrilling Wonder Story - (1982) - novelette
  • House of Ancestors - (1968) - novelette
  • Our Neighbour by David Copperfield - (1978) - shortstory
  • When I Was Ming the Merciless - (1976) - shortstory
  • The God and His Man - (1980) - shortstory
  • The Cat - (1983) - shortstory
  • The War Beneath the Tree - (1979) - shortstory
  • Eyebem - (1970) - shortstory
  • The HORARS of War - (1970) - shortstory
  • The Detective of Dreams - (1980) - shortstory
  • Peritonitis - (1973) - shortstory
  • The Woman Who Loved the Centaur Pholus - (1979) - shortstory
  • The Woman the Unicorn Loved - (1981) - novelette
  • The Peace Spy - (1987) - shortstory
  • All the Hues of Hell - (1987) - shortstory
  • Procreation - (1983) - shortstory
  • Lukora - (1988) - shortstory
  • Suzanne Delage - (1980) - shortstory
  • Sweet Forest Maid - (1971) - shortstory
  • My Book - (1982) - shortstory
  • The Other Dead Man - (1988) - shortstory
  • The Most Beautiful Woman on the World - (1987) - shortstory
  • The Tale of the Rose and the Nightingale (And What Came of It) - (1988) - novelette
  • Silhouette - (1975) - novella

Free Live Free

Gene Wolfe

"Free Live Free," said the newspaper ad, and the out-of-work detective Jim Stubb, the occultist Madame Serpentina, the salesman Ozzie Barnes, and the overweight prostitute Candy Garth are brought together to live for a time in Free's old house, a house scheduled for demolition to make way for a highway.

Free drops mysterious hints of his exile from his homeland, and of the lost key to his return. And so when demolition occurs and Free disappears, the four make a pact to continue the search, which ultimately takes them far beyond their wildest dreams.

Gene Wolfe's Book of Days

Gene Wolfe

A collection with the stories assigned to specific dates within the year.

Contents:

Golden City Far

Gene Wolfe

Locus Award winning and World Fantasy Award nominated novelette. It originally appeared in the anthology Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy (2004), edited by Al Sarrantonio. The story can also be found in the anthology Year's Best Fantasy 5 (2005), edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer. It is included in the collection Starwater Strains (2005).

Has Anybody Seen Junie Moon?

Gene Wolfe

This short story originally appeared in the anthology Moon Shots (1999), edited by Peter Crowther. It can also be found in the anthology Year's Best SF 5 (2000), edited by David G. Hartwell. The story is included in the collections Starwater Strains (2005) and The Best of Gene Wolfe (2009).

Home Fires

Gene Wolfe

Gene Wolfe takes us to a future North America at once familiar and utterly strange. A young man and woman, Skip and Chelle, fall in love in college and marry, but she is enlisted in the military, there is a war on, and she must serve her tour of duty before they can settle down. But the military is fighting a war with aliens in distant solar systems, and her months in the service will be years in relative time on Earth. Chelle returns to recuperate from severe injuries, after months of service, still a young woman but not necessarily the same person-while Skip is in his forties and a wealthy businessman, but eager for her return.

Still in love (somewhat to his surprise and delight), they go on a Caribbean cruise to resume their marriage. Their vacation rapidly becomes a complex series of challenges, not the least of which are spies, aliens, and battles with pirates who capture the ship for ransom. There is no writer in SF like Gene Wolfe and no SF novel like Home Fires.

How I Lost the Second World War and Helped Turn Back the German Invasion

Gene Wolfe

Nebula Award nominated short story. It originally appeared in Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact, May 1973. The story can also be found in the anthologyThe Best of Analog (1978), edited by Ben Bova and the collections Gene Wolfe's Book of Days (1981) and Castle of Days (1992).

In the House of Gingerbread

Gene Wolfe

WFA nominated short story. It originally appeared in the antholgoy The Architecture of Fear (1987), edited by Peter D. Pautz and Kathryn Cramer. The story can also be found in the anthology Beyond the Woods: Fairy Tales Retold (2016), edited by Paula Guran. It is included in the collection Endangered Species (1989).

Innocents Aboard: New Fantasy Stories

Gene Wolfe

Gene Wolfe may be the single best writer in fantasy and SF today. His quotes and reviews certainly support that contention, and so does his impressive short fiction oeuvre. Innocents Aboard gathers fantasy and horror stories from the last decade that have never before been in a Wolfe collection. Highlights from the twenty-two stories include "The Tree is my Hat," adventure and horror in the South Seas, "The Night Chough," a Long Sun story, "The Walking Sticks," a darkly humorous tale of a supernatural inheritance, and "Houston, 1943," lurid adventures in a dream that has no end. This is fantastic fiction at its best.

Memorare

Gene Wolfe

Hugo- and Nebula-nominated Novella

Humans go into space for many reasons. For some it's adventure and excitement. Others, it's the solitude. And some choose it for their final resting place.

March Wildspring is a freelance cameraman, working on a documentary on the memorials drifting in the emptiness of space. Some are lovely, peaceful monuments to the deceased. Others are built not to honor the dead, but to trap the living. Memorial 19 is like nothing March has ever seen before. And when he and his crew enter it, they will not be allowed to leave unchanged...

No Planets Strike

Gene Wolfe

Hugo Award nominated short story. It originally appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, January 1997. The story can also be found in the anthology The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: The Fiftieth Anniversary Anthology (1999), edited by Edward L. Ferman and Gordon Van Gelder. It is included in the collection Strange Travelers (2000).

Operation Ares

Gene Wolfe

Operation Ares depicts a dystopian future, with the United States controlled by an anti-technological leftist regime. The story traces protagonist John Castle's conflict with the government and his increasing involvement with a rebellion backed by a Martian colony which has severed its ties to the U.S. government.

Pandora by Holly Hollander

Gene Wolfe

The box is heavy, locked, and very old. The only clue to its contents is the name written in gold upon its lid: PANDORA. Bright teenager Holly Hollander is understandably curious about what's inside, but when the box is opened, death is unleashed... and Holly is the only one who can solve the deadly puzzle.

Peace

Gene Wolfe

Living out his final days in a small midwestern town, an embittered elderly man, Alden Dennis Weer, explores his unique imagination, which has the power to obliterate time and reshape reality.

Petting Zoo

Gene Wolfe

This short story originally appeared in the anthology Return of the Dinosaurs (1997), edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Mike Resnick. It can also be found in the anthology Year's Best SF 3 (1998), edited by David G. Hartwell. The story is included in the collections Starwater Strains (2005) and The Best of Gene Wolfe (2009).

Pirate Freedom

Gene Wolfe

As a young parish priest, Father Christopher has heard many confessions, but his own tale is more astounding than any revelation he has ever encountered in the confessional... for Chris was once a pirate captain, hundreds of years before his birth.

Fresh from the monastery, the former novice finds himself inexplicably transported back to the Golden Age of Piracy, where an unexpected new life awaits him. At first, he resists joining the notorious Brethren of the Coast, but he soon embraces the life of a buccaneer, even as he succumbs to the seductive charms of a beautiful and enigmatic senorita. As the captain of his own swift ship, which may or may not be cursed, he plunders the West Indies in search of Spanish gold. From Tortuga to Port Royal, from the stormy waters of the Caribbean to steamy tropical jungles, Captain Chris finds danger, passion, adventure, and treachery as he hoists the black flag and sets sail for the Spanish mainland.

Where he will finally come to port only God knows....

Plan[e]t Engineering

Gene Wolfe

Contents:

  • Gene Wolfe - (1984) - essay by David G. Hartwell
  • Logology - (1984) - essay by Gene Wolfe
  • The Books in The Book of the New Sun - (1984) - essay by Gene Wolfe
  • In Looking-Glass Castle - (1980)
  • The Rubber Bend - (1974)
  • The Marvelous Brass Chessplaying Automaton - (1977)
  • When I Was Ming the Merciless - (1976)
  • The HORARS of War - (1970)
  • A Criminal Proceeding - (1980)
  • The Detective of Dreams - (1980)
  • British Soldier Near Rapier Antiaircraft Missile Battery Scans for the Enemy - (1984)
  • Last Night in the Garden of Forking Tongues - (1984)
  • The Computer Iterates the Greater Trumps - (1977)
  • The Anatomy of a Robot - (1983) - essay by Gene Wolfe

Pulp Cover

Gene Wolfe

This short story originally appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction, March 2004. It can also be found in the anthology Year's Best SF 10 (2005), edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer. The story is included in the collection Starwater Strains (2005).

Seven American Nights

Gene Wolfe

Hugo and Nebula Award nominated novella. It originally appeared in the anthology Orbit 20 (1978), edited by Damon Knight. It can also be found in the anthologies Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Eighth Annual Collection (1979), edited by Gardner Dozois, The Best Science Fiction Novellas of the Year #1 (1979), edited by Terry Carr, Nebula Winners Fourteen (1980), edited by Frederik Pohl, and The Dark Descent: The Evolution of Horror (1987), edited by David G. Hartwell. It is half of Tor Double #10: Sailing to Byzantium/Seven American Nights (1989, with Robert Siverberg) and is included in the collections The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories and Other Stories (1980) and The Best of Gene Wolfe (2009).

Shields of Mars

Gene Wolfe

This short story originally appeared in the anthology Mars Probes (2002), edited by Peter Crowther. It can also be found in the anthology Year's Best SF 8 (2003), edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer. The story is included in the collection Starwater Strains (2005).

Sob in the Silence

Gene Wolfe

This short story originally appeared in the collection Strange Birds (2006). It can also be found in the anthologies The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume One (2007), edited by Jonathan Strahan, The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Twentieth Annual Collection (2007), edited by Ellen Datlow, Gavin J. Grant and Kelly Link, and The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 18 (2007), edited by Stephen Jones.

Starwater Strains

Gene Wolfe

Gene Wolfe follows his acclaimed all-fantasy short story collection, Innocents Aboard, with a volume devoted primarily to his science fiction. The twenty-five stories here amply demonstrate his range, excellence, and mastery of the form. A few tantalizing samples:

"Viewpoint" takes on the unreality of so-called "reality" TV and imagines such a show done truly for real, with real guns. "Empires of Foliage and Flower" is in the classic Book of the New Sun series. "Golden City Far." is about dreams, high school, and finding love, which Wolfe says "is about as good a recipe for a story as I've ever found." You're sure to agree.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction - essay
  • Viewpoint - (2001) - novelette
  • Rattler - (2004) - short story with Brian A. Hopkins
  • In Glory Like Their Star - (2001) - short story
  • Calamity Warps - (2003) - short story
  • Graylord Man's Last Words - (2003) - short story
  • Shields of Mars - (2002) - short story
  • From the Cradle - (2002) - novelette
  • Black Shoes - (2003) - short story
  • Has Anybody Seen Junie Moon? - (1999) - short story
  • Pulp Cover - (2004) - short story
  • Of Soil and Climate - (2003) - short story
  • The Dog of the Drops - (2002) - short story
  • Mute - (2002) - short story
  • Petting Zoo - (1997) - short story
  • Castaway - (2003) - short story
  • The Fat Magician - (2000) - short story
  • Hunter Lake - (2003) - short story
  • The Boy Who Hooked the Sun - (1985) - short story
  • Try and Kill It - (1996) - novelette
  • Game in the Pope's Head - (1988) - short story
  • Empires of Foliage and Flower - (1987) - novelette
  • The Arimaspian Legacy - (1987) - short story
  • The Seraph From Its Sepulcher - (1991) - short story
  • Lord of the Land - (1990) - novelette
  • Golden City Far - (2004) - novelette

Storeys from the Old Hotel

Gene Wolfe

Hailed as "one of the literary giants of science fiction" by The Denver Post, Gene Wolfe is universally acknowledged as one of the most brilliant writers the field has ever produced. Winner of the World Fantasy Award for best fiction collection, Storeys from the Old Hotel contains thirty-one remarkable gems of Wolfe's short fiction from the past two decades, most unavailable in any other form.

Storeys from the Old Hotel includes many of Gene Wolfe's most appealing and engaging works, from short-shorts that can be read in single setting to whimsical fantasy and even Sherlock Holmes pastiches. It is a literary feast for anyone interested in the best science fiction has to offer.

Table of Contents:

  • 7 - Storeys from the Old Hotel: An Introduction - (1988) - essay
  • 14 - The Green Rabbit from S'Rian - [Liavek] - (1985) - short story
  • 32 - Beech Hill - (1972) - short story
  • 38 - Sightings at Twin Mounds - (1988) - short story
  • 43 - Continuing Westward - (1973) - short story
  • 49 - Slaves of Silver - (1971) - short story
  • 66 - The Rubber Bend - (1974) - novelette
  • 86 - Westwind - (1973) - short story
  • 94 - Sonya, Crane Wessleman, and Kittee - (1970) - short story
  • 99 - The Packerhaus Method - (1970) - short story
  • 105 - Straw - (1975) - short story
  • 113 - The Marvelous Brass Chessplaying Automaton - (1977) - novelette
  • 131 - To the Dark Tower Came - (1977) - short story
  • 137 - Parkroads—A Review - (1987) - short fiction
  • 140 - The Flag - (1988) - short story
  • 142 - Alphabet - (1988) - short story
  • 145 - A Criminal Proceeding - (1980) - short story
  • 151 - In Looking-Glass Castle - (1980) - short story
  • 164 - Cherry Jubilee - (1982) - novelette
  • 191 - Redbeard - (1984) - short story
  • 197 - A Solar Labyrinth - (1983) - short story
  • 200 - Love, Among the Corridors - (1984) - short story
  • 204 - Checking Out - (1986) - short story
  • 207 - Morning-Glory - (1970) - short story
  • 214 - Trip, Trap - (1967) - novelette
  • 240 - From the Desk of Gilmer C. Merton - (1983) - short story
  • 245 - Civis Lapvtvs Svm - (1975) - short story
  • 252 - The Recording - (1972) - short story
  • 256 - Last Day - (1982) - short story
  • 260 - Death of the Island Doctor - [Archipelago] - (1983) - short story
  • 266 - On the Train - [Redwood Coast Roamer] - (1983) - short fiction
  • 267 - In the Mountains - [Redwood Coast Roamer] - (1983) - short fiction
  • 268 - At the Volcano's Lip - [Redwood Coast Roamer] - (1983) - short fiction
  • 269 - In the Old Hotel - [Redwood Coast Roamer] - (1983) - short fiction
  • 270 - Choice of the Black Goddess - [Liavek] - (1986) - novelette

Strange Travelers

Gene Wolfe

Gene Wolfe is producing the most significant body of short fiction of any living writer in the SF genre. It has been ten years since the last major Wolfe collection, so Strange Travelers contains a whole decade of achievement. Some of these stories were award nominees, some were controversial, but each is unique and beautifully written.

Table of Contents

  • Bluesberry Jam - (1996) - novelette
  • One-Two-Three for Me - (1996) - short story
  • Counting Cats in Zanzibar - (1996) - short story
  • The Death of Koshchei the Deathless (a tale of old Russia) - (1995) - short story
  • No Planets Strike - (1997) - short story
  • Bed and Breakfast - (1996) - short fiction
  • To the Seventh - (1996) - novelette
  • Queen of the Night - (1994) - short story
  • And When They Appear - (1993) - novelette
  • Flash Company - (1997) - short story
  • The Haunted Boardinghouse - (1990) - novelette
  • Useful Phrases - (1993) - short story
  • The Man in the Pepper Mill - (1996) - novelette
  • The Ziggurat - (1995) - novella
  • Ain't You 'Most Done? - (1996) - novelette

Suzanne Delage

Gene Wolfe

This short story originally appeared in the anthology Edges (1980), edited by Ursula K. Le Guin and Virginia Kidd, and was reprinted in Lightspeed, September 2013. The story is included in the collection Endangered Species (1989).

Read the full story for free at Lightspeed.

The Best of Gene Wolfe: A Definitive Retrospective of His Finest Short Fiction

Gene Wolfe

From a literary perspective, this will certainly be the best collection of the year in science fiction and fantasy. Gene Wolfe, of whom The Washington Post said, "Of all SF writers currently active none is held in higher esteem," has selected the short fiction he considers his finest into one volume.

There are many award winners and many that have been selected for various Year's Best anthologies among the thirty-one stories, which include: "Petting Zoo," "The Tree Is My Hat," "The Island of Dr. Death and Other Stories," "The Hero as Werewolf," "Seven American Nights," "The Fifth Head of Cerberus," "The Detective of Dreams," and "A Cabin on the Coast." Gene Wolfe has produced possibly the finest and most significant body of short fiction in the SF and fantasy field in the last fifty years, and is certainly among the greatest living writers to emerge from the genres. This is the first retrospective collection of his entire career.

It is for the ages.

Table of Contents:
The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories • [Archipelago] • (1970) • short story by Gene Wolfe
• Afterword (The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories) • essay by Gene Wolfe
• The Toy Theater • (1971) • short story by Gene Wolfe
• Afterword (The Toy Theater) • essay by Gene Wolfe
The Fifth Head of Cerberus • [The Fifth Head of Cerberus] • (1972) • novella by Gene Wolfe
• Afterword (The Fifth Head of Cerberus) • essay by Gene Wolfe
• Beech Hill • (1972) • short story by Gene Wolfe
• Afterword (Beech Hill) • essay by Gene Wolfe
• The Recording • (1972) • short story by Gene Wolfe
• Afterword (The Recording) • essay by Gene Wolfe
• Hour of Trust • (1973) • novelette by Gene Wolfe
• Afterword (Hour of Trust) • essay by Gene Wolfe
The Death of Dr. Island • [Archipelago] • (1973) • novella by Gene Wolfe
• Afterword (The Death of Dr. Island) • essay by Gene Wolfe
• La Befana • (1973) • short story by Gene Wolfe
• Afterword (La Befana) • essay by Gene Wolfe
• Forlesen • (1974) • novelette by Gene Wolfe
• Afterword (Forlesen) • essay by Gene Wolfe
• Westwind • (1973) • short story by Gene Wolfe
• Afterword (Westwind) • essay by Gene Wolfe
The Hero As Werwolf • (1975) • short story by Gene Wolfe
• Afterword (The Hero as Werwolf) • essay by Gene Wolfe
• The Marvelous Brass Chessplaying Automaton • (1977) • novelette by Gene Wolfe
• Afterword (The Marvelous Brass Chessplaying Automaton) • essay by Gene Wolfe
• Straw • (1975) • short story by Gene Wolfe
• Afterword (Straw) • essay by Gene Wolfe
The Eyeflash Miracles • (1976) • novella by Gene Wolfe
• Afterword (The Eyeflash Miracles) • essay by Gene Wolfe
Seven American Nights • (1978) • novella by Gene Wolfe
• Afterword (Seven American Nights) • essay by Gene Wolfe
• The Detective of Dreams • (1980) • short story by Gene Wolfe
• Afterword (The Detective of Dreams) • essay by Gene Wolfe
• Kevin Malone • (1980) • short story by Gene Wolfe
• Afterword (Kevin Malone) • essay by Gene Wolfe
• The God and His Man • (1980) • short story by Gene Wolfe
• Afterword (The God and His Man) • essay by Gene Wolfe
• On the Train • [Redwood Coast Roamer] • (1983) • short fiction by Gene Wolfe
• Afterword (On the Train) • essay by Gene Wolfe
• From the Desk of Gilmer C. Merton • (1983) • short story by Gene Wolfe
• Afterword (From the Desk of Gilmer C. Merton) • essay by Gene Wolfe
• Death of the Island Doctor • [Archipelago] • (1983) • short story by Gene Wolfe
• Afterword (Death of the Island Doctor) • essay by Gene Wolfe
• Redbeard • (1984) • short story by Gene Wolfe
• Afterword (Redbeard) • essay by Gene Wolfe
• The Boy Who Hooked the Sun • (1985) • short story by Gene Wolfe
• Afterword (The Boy Who Hooked the Sun) • essay by Gene Wolfe
• Parkroads—A Review • (1987) • short fiction by Gene Wolfe
• Afterword (Parkroads—A Review) • essay by Gene Wolfe
• Game in the Pope's Head • (1988) • short story by Gene Wolfe
• Afterword (Game in the Pope's Head) • essay by Gene Wolfe
• And When They Appear • (1993) • novelette by Gene Wolfe
• Afterword (And When They Appear) • essay by Gene Wolfe
• Bed and Breakfast • (1996) • short fiction by Gene Wolfe (variant of Bed & Breakfast)
• Afterword (Bed and Breakfast) • essay by Gene Wolfe
Petting Zoo • (1997) • short story by Gene Wolfe
• Afterword (Petting Zoo) • essay by Gene Wolfe
• The Tree Is My Hat • (1999) • novelette by Gene Wolfe
• Afterword (The Tree Is My Hat) • essay by Gene Wolfe
Has Anybody Seen Junie Moon? • (1999) • short story by Gene Wolfe
• Afterword (Has Anybody Seen Junie Moon?) • essay by Gene Wolfe
A Cabin on the Coast • (1984) • short story by Gene Wolfe
• Afterword (A Cabin on the Coast) • essay by Gene Wolfe

The Devil in a Forest

Gene Wolfe

Back in print after two decades, this fantasy tells of a young man who lives in a village deep in the forest in medieval times. Mark finds himself torn between his hero worship for charming highwayman Wat and his growing suspicion of Wat's cold savagery. And Mother Cloot, who may have sorcerous powers, works in equally suspicious ways--perhaps for evil, perhaps for good.

The Eyeflash Miracles

Gene Wolfe

Nebula Award nominated novella. It originally appeared in Future Power (1976), edtied by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois. The story can also be found in the anthology The Best Science Fiction of the Year #6 (1977), edited by Terry Carr. It is included in the collections The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories and Other Stories (1980) and The Best of Gene Wolfe (2009).

The Fifth Head of Cerberus

Gene Wolfe

Hugo and Nebula Award nominated novella. The story originally appeared in the anthology Orbit 10 (1972), Damon Knight. The story can also be found in the anthologies The Best Science Fiction of the Year #2 (1973), edited by Terry Carr, Nebula Award Stories Eight (1973), edited by Isaac Asimov, The World Treasury of Science Fiction (1989), edited by David G. Hartwell and Modern Classics of Science Fiction (1991), edited by Gardner Dozois. It is included in the collection The Best of Gene Wolfe (2009). It was expanded to a the full novel The Fifth Head of Cerberus (1972).

The Fifth Head of Cerberus

Gene Wolfe

Back in print for the first time in more than a decade, Gene Wolfe's The Fifth Head of Cerberus is a universally acknowledged masterpiece of science fiction by one of the field's most brilliant writers.

Far out from Earth, two sister planets, Saint Anne and Saint Croix, circle each other in an eternal dance. It is said a race of shapeshifters once lived here, only to perish when men came. But one man believes they can still be found, somewhere in the back of the beyond.

In The Fifth Head of Cerberus, Wolfe skillfully interweaves three bizarre tales to create a mesmerizing pattern: the harrowing account of the son of a mad genius who discovers his hideous heritage; a young man's mythic dreamquest for his darker half; the bizarre chronicle of a scientists' nightmarish imprisonment. Like an intricate, braided knot, the pattern at last unfolds to reveal astonishing truths about this strange and savage alien landscape.

The Hero as Werwolf

Gene Wolfe

"The Hero as Werwolf" combines SF, surrealism, and horror tropes, producing an unusual and unique concoction. Wolfe uses the original spelling of werwolf because that spelling describes a man who is to be feared because he became like a wolf, rather than someone who literally transforms into a wolf.

This short story originally appeared in the anthology The New Improved Sun (1975), edited by Thomas M. Disch. The story can also be found in the anthologies The Best Science Fiction of the Year #5 (1976), edited by Terry Carr, Aliens Among Us (2000), edited by Gardner Dozois and Jack Dann, and Supermen: Tales of the Posthuman Future (2002), edited by Gardner Dozois. It is included in the collections The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories and Other Stories (1980) and The Best of Gene Wolfe (2009). A chapbook editon appeared in 1991.

The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories and Other Stories

Gene Wolfe

A superb collection of science fiction and fantasy stories, The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories and Other Stories is a book that transcends all genre definitions. The stories within are mined with depth charges, explosions of meaning and illumination that will keep you thinking and feeling long after you have finished reading.

Table of Contents:

The Land Across

Gene Wolfe

An American writer of travel guides in need of a new location chooses to travel to a small and obscure Eastern European country. The moment Grafton crosses the border he is in trouble, much more than he could have imagined. His passport is taken by guards, and then he is detained for not having it. He is released into the custody of a family, but is again detained. It becomes evident that there are supernatural agencies at work, but they are not in some ways as threatening as the brute forces of bureaucracy and corruption in that country. Is our hero in fact a spy for the CIA? Or is he an innocent citizen caught in a Kafkaesque trap?

In The Land Across, Gene Wolfe keeps us guessing until the very end, and after.

The Legend of Xi Cygnus

Gene Wolfe

This short story originally appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, October-November 1992 and was reprinted in Lightspeed, March 2012. The story can also be found in the collection Innocents Aboard: New Fantasy Stories (2004).

Read the full story for free at Lightspeed.

The Lost Pilgrim

Gene Wolfe

Sturgeon Award nominated novelette. It originally appeared in the anthology The First Heroes: New Tales of the Bronze Age (2004), edited by Harry Turtledove and Noreen Doyle. The story can also be found in the anthologies Science Fiction: The Best of 2004, edtied by Karen Haber and Jonathan Strahan, and The Time Traveler's Almanac (2014), edited by Jeff and Ann VanderMeer. It is included in the collection Innocents Aboard: New Fantasy Stories (2004).

The Sorcerer's House

Gene Wolfe

In a contemporary town in the American Midwest where he has no connections, an educated man recently released from prison is staying in a motel. He writes letters to his brother and to others, including a friend still in jail. When he meets a real estate agent who tells him he is the heir to a huge old house, long empty, he moves in, though he is too broke to even buy furniture, and is immediately confronted by supernatural and fantastic creatures and events.

His life is utterly transformed and we read on, because we must know more. We revise our opinions of him, and of others, with each letter. We learn things about magic, and another world, and about the sorcerer Mr. Black, who originally inhabited the house. And then perhaps we read it again.

The Wolfe Archipelago

Gene Wolfe

Table of Contents:

The Woman the Unicorn Loved

Gene Wolfe

Hugo Award nominated short story. It originally appeared in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, June 8, 1981. The story can also be found in the anthologies Unicorns! (1982) edited by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois and The Best Science Fiction of the Year #11 (1982), edited by Terry Carr. It is included in the collection Endangered Species (1989).

The Ziggurat

Gene Wolfe

This novella originally appeared in the anthology Full Spectrum 5 (1995), edited by Tom Dupree, Jennifer Hershey and Janna Silverstein. It can also be found in the anthologies Year's Best SF (1995), edited by David G. Hartwell, and The Secret History of Science Fiction (2009), edited by James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel. The story is included in the collection Strange Travelers (2000).

There Are Doors

Gene Wolfe

There Are Doors is the story of a man who falls in love with a goddess from an alternate universe. She flees him, but he pursues her through doorways - interdimensional gateways - to the other place, determined to sacrifice his life, if necessary, for her love. For in her world, to be her mate... is to die.

Viewpoint

Gene Wolfe

This novelette originally appeared in the anthology Redshift: Extreme Visions of Speculative Fiction (2001), edited by Al Sarrantonio. It can also be found in the anthology Year's Best SF 7 (2002), edited by David G. Hartwell and Karhryn Cramer. The story is included in the collection Starwater Strains (2005).

War Beneath the Tree

Gene Wolfe

Nebula Award nominated short story. It originally appeared in Omni, December 1979. The story can also be found in the anthology Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Tenth Annual Collection (1981), edited by Gardner Dozois and the collections Endangered Species (1989) and Castle of Days (1992).

Robots vs. Fairies

Navah Wolfe
Dominik Parisien

A unique anthology of all-new stories that challenges authors to throw down the gauntlet in an epic genre battle and demands an answer to the age-old question: Who is more awesome--robots or fairies?

Rampaging robots! Tricksy fairies! Facing off for the first time in an epic genre death match!

People love pitting two awesome things against each other. Robots vs. Fairies is an anthology that pitches genre against genre, science fiction against fantasy, through an epic battle of two icons.

On one side, robots continue to be the classic sci-fi phenomenon in literature and media, from Asimov to WALL-E, from Philip K. Dick to Terminator. On the other, fairies are the beloved icons and unquestionable rulers of fantastic fiction, from Tinkerbell to Tam Lin, from True Blood to Once Upon a Time. Both have proven to be infinitely fun, flexible, and challenging. But when you pit them against each other, which side will triumph as the greatest genre symbol of all time?

There can only be one... or can there?

Featuring an incredible line-up of authors including John Scalzi, Catherynne M. Valente, Ken Liu, Max Gladstone, Alyssa Wong, Jonathan Maberry, and many more, Robots vs. Fairies will take you on a glitterbombed journey of a techno-fantasy mash-up across genres.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - essay by Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe
  • Build Me a Wonderland - short story by Seanan McGuire
  • Quality Time - novelette by Ken Liu
  • Murmured Under the Moon - short story by Tim Pratt
  • The Blue Fairy's Manifesto - short story by Annalee Newitz
  • Bread and Milk and Salt - short story by Sarah Gailey
  • Ironheart - short story by Jonathan Maberry
  • Just Another Love Song - short story by Kat Howard
  • Sound and Fury - short story by Mary Robinette Kowal
  • The Bookcase Expedition - short story by Jeffrey Ford
  • Work Shadow/Shadow Work - short story by Madeline Ashby
  • Second to the Left, and Straight On - short story by Jim C. Hines
  • The Buried Giant - short story by Lavie Tidhar
  • Three Robots Experience Objects Left Behind from the Era of Humans for the First Time - short story by John Scalzi
  • Ostentation of Peacocks - short story by Lila Bowen
  • All the Time We've Left to Spend - short story by Alyssa Wong
  • Adriftica - novelette by Maria Dahvana Headley
  • To a Cloven Pine - short story by Max Gladstone
  • A Fall Counts Anywhere - novelette by Catherynne M. Valente

The Mythic Dream

Navah Wolfe
Dominik Parisien

An all-new anthology of eighteen classic myth retellings featuring an all-star lineup of award-winning and critically acclaimed writers.

Madeleine L'Engle once said, "When we lose our myths we lose our place in the universe." The Mythic Dream gathers together eighteen stories that reclaim the myths that shaped our collective past, and use them to explore our present and future. From Hades and Persephone to Kali, from Loki to Inanna, this anthology explores retellings of myths across cultures and civilizations.

Featuring award-winning and critically acclaimed writers such as Seanan McGuire, Naomi Novik, Rebecca Roanhorse, JY Yang, Alyssa Wong, Indrapramit Das, Carlos Hernandez, Sarah Gailey, Ann Leckie, John Chu, Urusla Vernon, Carmen Maria Machado, Stephen Graham Jones, Arkady Martine, Amal El-Mohtar, Jeffrey Ford, and more...

Table of Contents:

  • xi - Introduction (The Mythic Dream) - essay by Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe
  • 1 - Phantoms of the Midway - short fiction by Seanan McGuire
  • 24 - The Justified - short fiction by Ann Leckie
  • 49 - Fisher-Bird - short fiction by Ursula Vernon [as by T. Kingfisher]
  • 67 - A Brief Lesson in Native American Astronomy - short fiction by Rebecca Roanhorse
  • 82 - Bridge of Crows - short fiction by JY Yang
  • 97 - Labbatu Takes Command of the Flagship Heaven Dwells Within - short fiction by Arkady Martine
  • 112 - Wild to Covet - short fiction by Sarah Gailey
  • 134 - !Cuidado! !Que Vienne El Coco! - short fiction by Carlos Hernandez
  • 163 - He Fell Howling - short fiction by Stephen Graham Jones
  • 181 - Curses Like Words, Like Feathers, Like Stories - short fiction by Kat Howard
  • 192 - Across the River - short fiction by Leah Cypess
  • 207 - Sisyphus in Elysium - short fiction by Jeffrey Ford
  • 220 - Kali_Na - short fiction by Indrapramit Das
  • 243 - Live Stream - short fiction by Alyssa Wong
  • 262 - Close Enough for Jazz - short fiction by John Chu
  • 282 - Buried Deep - short fiction by Naomi Novik
  • 313 - The Things Eric Eats Before He Eats Himself - short fiction by Carmen Maria Machado
  • 320 - Florilegia; or, Some Lies About Flowers - short fiction by Amal El-Mohtar

The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales

Navah Wolfe
Dominik Parisien

Once upon a time in the desert, in a tower, on a spaceship, in the Other Country...

For centuries, storytellers have crafted timeless tales that have always found a place in our hearts. Here, a new generation of critically acclaimed, award-winning writers have taken up their mantle and shaped traditional and extraordinary fairy tales into something startling and electrifying.

From castles to canyons, a post-human landscape to a pixelated dungeon, from the far future to fantastical realms, The Starlit Wood transforms seventeen stories you thought you knew and takes you on a journey at once unexpected and familiar across time, space, and amazing new worlds.

Table of Contents:

  • The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales - interior artwork by Stella Björg Björgvinsdóttir
  • Introduction - essay by Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe
  • In the Desert Like a Bone - short story by Seanan McGuire
  • Underground - short story by Karin Tidbeck
  • Even the Crumbs were Delicious - short story by Daryl Gregory
  • The Super Ultra Duchess of Fedora Forest - short story by Charlie Jane Anders
  • Familiaris - short story by Genevieve Valentine
  • Seasons of Glass and Iron - short story by Amal El-Mohtar
  • Badgirl, the Deadman, and The Wheel of Fortune - short story by Catherynne M. Valente
  • Penny for a Match, Mister? - short story by Garth Nix
  • Some Wait - short story by Stephen Graham Jones
  • The Thousand Eyes - short story by Jeffrey Ford
  • Giants in the Sky - short story by Max Gladstone
  • The Briar and the Rose - novelette by Marjorie M. Liu
  • The Other Thea - novelette by Theodora Goss
  • When I Lay Frozen - short story by Margo Lanagan
  • Pearl - novelette by Aliette de Bodard
  • The Tale of Mahliya and Mauhub and the White-footed Gazelle - short story by Sofia Samatar
  • Reflected - short story by Kat Howard
  • Spinning Silver - novelette by Naomi Novik

The History of Living Forever

Jake Wolff

A chemistry student falls for his teacher and uncovers a centuries-old quest for the elixir of life

The morning after the death of his first love, Conrad Aybinder receives a bequest. Sammy Tampari was Conrad's lover. He was his teacher. And, it turns out, he was not just a chemist, but an alchemist, searching for a mythic elixir of life. Sammy's death was sudden, yet he somehow managed to leave twenty years' worth of his notebooks and a storage locker full of expensive, sometimes baffling equipment in the hands of his star student. The notebooks contain cryptic "recipes," but no instructions; they tell his life story, but only hint at what might have caused his death. And Sammy's research is littered with his favorite teaching question: What's missing?

As Conrad pieces together the solution, he finds he is not the only one to suspect that Sammy succeeded in his quest. And if he wants to save his father from a mysterious illness, Conrad will have to make some very difficult choices.

The House of the Wolf

Basil Copper

The Castle Homolky towers over the tiny Hungarian village of Lugos. Hungary ... a land of legends. Of vampires and werewolves. The House of the Wolf is a superbly plotted novel in which the experts at a gathering of folklorists find themselves trapped at Castle Homolky. They're not alone but being stalked and killed by a madman. Or, perhaps, the evidence points to a werewolf.

Against Arcturus / Time Thieves

Dean Koontz
Susan K. Putney

Time Thieves

"Mr. Mullion," one of the triplets said, looming up twenty feet away as Pete followed the smooth railing. He stopped, his heart racing, but he felt a break in the rail as he did so. He edged forward a foot or two and felt around with his boot until he discovered a step. In a moment, blood pounding in his temples, he was halfway down toward the lower level, taking two risers at a time, no matter what the danger of a fall. He heard the mechanical man start after him as he set foot on the cement floor.

Against Arcturus

It's the story of an Earth activist who's tagged for a subversion mission on a small planet off in the galaxy a ways. Seems that when Earth got overpopulated, humans set out for other planets to colonize, and now those planets are rival factions. The Arcturans are humans, too, but an offshoot who's presently at war with Earth. The small planet in question is resource-rich and quite desirable to both sides. Arcturus in presently in control, and Earth wants to be.

Dark of the Woods / Soft Come the Dragons

Dean Koontz

DARK OF THE WOODS

Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt though be in the field.
Thou shalt be blessed above all...

Our holy empire of the Alliance of mankind has fulfilled our destiny. Remember the many heroic humans who have died in conquering the stars for you. Therefore, do not let misguided sympathy toward inferior and conquered animals deter you from your inherent title of divine rulers of the universe. Do not lose this birthright by succumbing to the "attractions" of any alien creature. Remember the penalties imposed by the Supremacy of Man party for this transgression.

Our blessings be with you as you follow in the paths of your brothers and sisters. We have faith in mankind and we have faith in you. But, however, should you falter from the paths of righteousness, we have many willing hands eager to show you the error of your ways....

SOFT COME THE DRAGONS

Mutilated, mutant by-products of America's "Artificial Wombs" created by attempts at producing human weapons...

An American team of doctors sent to China to combat the runaway ultimate in biological warfare...

The genetically mutated daughter of LSD users, hiding her powers in order to survive society...

And Gabe, the vital, young man mistakenly locked in an antiseptic old-age ward...

The following stories are included in this book:

  • "Soft Come the Dragons" (1967)
  • "A Third Hand" (1970) [F&SF, Jan 1970]
  • "The Twelfth Bed" (1968)
  • "A Season for Freedom" (1977) - [revised and re-issued version of "Killerbot" (1969)]
  • "The Psychedelic Children" (1968)
  • "Dragon In the Land" (1969)
  • "To Behold the Sun" (1967)

Doom of the Green Planet / Star Quest

Dean Koontz
Emil Petaja

Star Quest

In a universe that had been ravaged by a thousand years of interplanetary warfare between the star-shattering Romaghins and the equally voracious Setessins, there seemed now but one thing that might bring the destruction to an end. That would be the right catalyst in the hands of the right people. The right catalyst could well be the individualist rebel, Tohm... he who had once been a simple peasant and who had been forcibly changed into a fearfully armored instrument of mechanical warfare--the man-tank Jumbo Ten. But the right people? Could they possibly be the hated driftwood of biological warfare--those monsters of a cosmic no-man's land--the Muties?

Doom of the Green Planet

Save a life and it is your responsibility. Save a world and it is yours to protect forever. Such was the geasa of Diarmid Patrick O'Dowd, ex-starman. He had himself called down destruction on the Green Planet by destroying its creator and undermining its guiding Song. Now he must shield it from the aspirations of the next star-wanderer to set down on its lush fairy-tale landscape. For without its special "god" it would mean the end of that wonder world of swordsmen and sorcerers... and Diarmid himself had now to play that omnipotent role - even though he was but a marooned pilot and his opponent was the massed power of an organized stellar federation.

Fear That Man / Toyman

Dean Koontz
E. C. Tubb

Fear that Man by Dean R. Koontz

The galaxy had forgotten war and evil-until the man without a past intervened.

Toyman by E.C. Tubb

They called their planet toy, but the games the toymen played involved the fate of worlds.

The Fall of the Dream Machine / The Star Venturers

Kenneth Bulmer
Dean Koontz

THE FALL OF THE DREAM MACHINE

When all the world's a stage, director Cockley will run it. If there was a single phrase that captured the public's attention more than any other in 1967, it was this one: "The Medium is the Message." Marshall McLuhan not only made a fortune with it, but established himself as a prophet and philosopher. When McLuhan says the printed word is doomed in our age of electronic communication, everyone listens. Somehow, no one seems to notice that McLuhan's own predictions are presented via the printed word and - by his own theories - are doomed from the start.

Still, it frightens me to think of a future where all artistic outlets are electronic, where all of life becomes an open, sterile, and public thing. In this novel, I have tried to shape a society that has advanced along the lines of the predictions in The Medium is the Message... and then advanced a little further - a little to far.

McLuhan says we are drawing - via electronics - together again into a Village Society. A quick look around at television, telephones, and the recorded messages of today's pop music groups makes this seem a reasonable statement. But what will follow this village stage? A Household society? And after that what will we have - and be?

This is not truly a horror story. Not Quite.

THE STAR VENTURERS

"Heard of you?" The princess spoke with a great weariness. "We hear about all the adventurers of the galaxy. So far all have failed. You will fail too. I know it--but I must go on trying to find the prince. When you are dead and scattered into atoms we shall find another strong man and try again."

"One day, perhaps, we shall succeed. Maybe you will, but I doubt it. You too will be destroyed like all the others."

With these words of confidence ringing in his ears, Big Bill Jarrett was sent out on an impossible journey--one he knew could kill him if he went, and would kill him if he didn't.

A Borrowed Man

A Borrowed Man: Book 1

Gene Wolfe

It is perhaps a hundred years in the future, our civilization is gone, and another is in place in North America, but it retains many familiar things and structures. Although the population is now small, there is advanced technology, there are robots, and there are clones.

E. A. Smithe is a borrowed person. He is a clone who lives on a third-tier shelf in a public library, and his personality is an uploaded recording of a deceased mystery writer. Smithe is a piece of property, not a legal human.

A wealthy patron, Colette Coldbrook, takes him from the library because he is the surviving personality of the author of Murder on Mars. A physical copy of that book was in the possession of her murdered father, and it contains an important secret, the key to immense family wealth. It is lost, and Colette is afraid of the police. She borrows Smithe to help her find the book and to find out what the secret is. And then the plot gets complicated.

Interlibrary Loan

A Borrowed Man: Book 2

Gene Wolfe

Interlibrary Loan is the brilliant follow-up to A Borrowed Man: the final work of fiction from multi-award winner and national literary treasure Gene Wolfe.

Hundreds of years in the future our civilization is shrunk down, but we go on. There is advanced technology, there are robots.

And there are clones.

E. A. Smithe is a borrowed person, his personality an uploaded recording of a deceased mystery writer. Smithe is a piece of property, not a legal human.

As such, Smithe can be loaned to other branches. Which he is. Along with two fellow reclones, a cookbook and romance wrtier, they are shipped to Polly's Cove, where Smithe meets a little girl who wants to save her mother, a father who is dead but perhaps not.

And another E. A. Smith... who definitely is.

Accel World 11: The Carbide Wolf

Accel World: Book 11

Reki Kawahara

The Acceleration Research Society, a mysterious organization maneuvering in secret, makes their headquarters at the top of Tokyo Midtown Tower, where the Archangel Metatron is enshrined. This completely invincible Legend-class Enemy guards the Society from all would-be attackers, and so the Seven Kings meet in order to devise some means to defeat the Enemy and the Acceleration Research Society along with it.

The secret plan they come up with necessitates that Silver Crow gain a new ability, Theoretical Mirror.

Although he's been ordered to obtain this ability--which can withstand even the instant death of Metatron's ultimate laser--abilities require action to trigger their manifestation, in contrast with the way Incarnate techniques are generated through the imagination. Thus, Haruyuki's powerful imagination won't help him this time!

While Haruyuki is stumped at how to even begin this difficult task, Ardor Maiden (a.k.a. Utai Shinomiya) begins relating a sad past...

Cry Wolf

Alpha and Omega: Book 1

Patricia Briggs

Charles Cornick is his pack's enforcer and lives a harsh life, doing jobs other wolves can't - or won't. And his most recent task was rescuing Anna Latham from a life of brutality. This leaves him shot and wounded, but he's happy to pay the price. Charles is strongly drawn to Anna, and her growing 'Omega' powers will see his people through dangerous times.

Anna desperately needs her new mountainous home to be safer than the life she's left behind. But when a rogue werewolf starts murdering hikers, Charles and Anna are sent into the winter forests to investigate. Charles is still weak and will need Anna's strength as they discover a web of witchcraft that could drag down the whole pack. Including its leader Bran, Charles's father, head of a vast network of wolves. And if Bran weakens, dark madness could run like a fever through half a continent.

Shadows of Aggar

Amazons of Aggar: Book 1

Chris Anne Wolfe

Shadows of Aggar - Book 1 - Amazons of Aggar Diana n'Athena is an Amazon working for the Terran empire on the medieval planet of Aggar. Her mission is to rescue a downed pilot/spy from Aggar's wilds. But when the Council of Aggar demands Diana be bonded to a Shadow in order to be allowed to make the journey, things get interesting. Shadows are exceptional guides and fighters, but Elana is something more -- she has the gift of the Blue Sight.

As the two women race against time to prevent an all-out intergalactic war, they become erotically entangled, complicating both their lives and putting their mission in danger.

Fires of Aggar

Amazons of Aggar: Book 2

Chris Anne Wolfe

Gwyn, dey Sorormin and Royal Marshal, is called to the aid of Llinolae, a Blue-Sighted woman and Ruler of Khirla. The brigand Terran Clan is launching bloody raids on Khirla and may be behind a traitorous plot within Llinolae's own household. Llinolae's gift allows her to see out-of-time to receive council from a very precious couple - one Amazon, one Blue-Sighted -- but even that is not enough. With the help of Gwyn's bond-mated Sandwolves, and friends Brit n'Minona and the Shadow Sparrow n'Sappho, Gwyn and Llinolae struggle side-by-side against the Clan and find themselves caught in an ever-strengthening bond of love.

The Death of Dr. Island

Archipelago

Gene Wolfe

Locus and Nebula Award winning and Hugo Award nominated novella. It originally appeared in the anthology Universe 3 (1973), edited by Terrry Carr. The story can also be found in the anthologies:

It is half of Tor Double #25: Fugue State/The Death of Doctor Island (1990, with John M. Ford) and is included in the collections The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories and Other Stories (1980), The Wolfe Archipelago (1983) and The Best of Gene Wolfe.

The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories

Archipelago

Gene Wolfe

Nebula Award nominated short story. It originally appaered in Orbit 7 (1970), edited by Damon Knight. The story can also be found in the anthologies Nebula Award Stories Six (1971), edited by Clifford D. Simak, and The Road to Science Fiction 4: From Here to Forever (1982), edited by James Gunn. It is included in the collections The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories and Other Stories (1980), The Wolfe Archipelago (1983) and The Wolfe Archipelago (2009).

American Science Fiction: Nine Classic Novels of the 1950s

ASF: Classic Novels of the 1950s

Gary K. Wolfe

Following its acclaimed three-volume edition of the novels of science fiction master Philip K. Dick, The Library of America now presents a two-volume anthology of nine groundbreaking works from the golden age of the modern science fiction novel. Long unnoticed or dismissed by the literary establishment, these "outsider" novels have gradually been recognized as American classics. Here are genre-defining works by such masters as Robert Heinlein, Richard Matheson, James Blish, and Alfred Bester. The themes range from time travel (Fritz Leiber's The Big Time) to post-apocalyptic survival (Leigh Brackett's The Long Tomorrow), from the prospect of a future dominated by multinational advertising agencies (Pohl and Kornbluth's The Space Merchants) to the very nature of human identity in a technological age (Theodore Sturgeon's More Than Human and Algis Budrys's Who?). The range of styles is equally diverse, by turns satiric, adventurous, incisive, and hauntingly lyrical. Grappling in fresh ways with a world in rapid transformation, these visionary novels opened new imaginative territory in American writing.

The first volume contains:

The second volume contains:

American Science Fiction: Four Classic Novels 1953-1956

ASF: Classic Novels of the 1950s: Book 1

Gary K. Wolfe

Following its acclaimed three-volume edition of the novels of science fiction master Philip K. Dick, The Library of America now presents a two-volume anthology of nine groundbreaking works from the golden age of the modern science fiction novel, works by turns satiric, adventurous, incisive, and hauntingly lyrical. Long unnoticed or dismissed by the literary establishment, these visionary "outsider" novels grappled in fresh ways with a world in rapid transformation and have gradually been recognized as American classics that opened new imaginative territory in American writing.

This first volume contains:

American Science Fiction: Five Classic Novels 1956-58

ASF: Classic Novels of the 1950s: Book 2

Gary K. Wolfe

Following its acclaimed three-volume edition of the novels of science fiction master Philip K. Dick, The Library of America now presents a two-volume anthology of nine groundbreaking works from the golden age of the modern science fiction novel, works by turns satiric, adventurous, incisive, and hauntingly lyrical. Long unnoticed or dismissed by the literary establishment, these visionary "outsider" novels grappled in fresh ways with a world in rapid transformation and have gradually been recognized as American classics that opened new imaginative territory in American writing.

This second volume contains:

American Science Fiction: Eight Classic Novels of the 1960s

ASF: Classic Novels of the 1960s

Gary K. Wolfe

The tumultuous 1960s was a watershed decade for American science fiction. As the nation raced to the moon, acknowledged masters from the genre's "golden age" reached the height of their powers. As it confronted calls for civil rights and countercultural revolution, a "new wave" of brilliant young voices emerged, upending the genre's "pulp" conventions with newfound literary sophistication; female, queer, and nonwhite authors broke into the ranks of SF writers, introducing provocative new protagonists and themes. Here, in a deluxe, two-volume collector's set, editor Gary K. Wolfe gathers eight wildly inventive novels, the decade's best: Daniel Keyes' beloved Flowers for Algernon and Poul Anderson's madcap The High Crusade; Clifford D. Simak's Hugo Award-winning Way Station; Roger Zelazny's post-apocalyptic ...And Call Me Conrad (previously published as This Immortal); Joanna Russ' Picnic on Paradise, a pioneering work of feminist SF, and Samuel R. Delany's proto-cyberpunk space opera Nova; R.A. Lafferty's quirky, neglected, utterly original Past Master; and Jack Vance's haunting Emphyrio.

The first volume contains:

The second volume contains:

American Science Fiction: Four Classic Novels 1960-1966

ASF: Classic Novels of the 1960s: Book 1

Gary K. Wolfe

The tumultuous 1960s was a watershed decade for American science fiction. While acknowledged masters from the genre's golden age reached the height of their powers, a new wave of brilliant young voices emerged, upending the genre's pulp conventions with newfound literary sophistication. SF writers experimented and crossed boundaries, questioning their predecessors' often utopian faith in technological progress and boldly imagining new possibilities of human existence in novels that continue to astonish today.

Here, in the first volume of a two-volume collector's set, editor Gary K. Wolfe gathers four trailblazing novels that reveal the full range of the decade's creative intensities. In The High Crusade (1960), Poul Anderson celebrates the space operas of the pulp era, but with a madcap twist: when technologically advanced aliens touch down among the seeming primitives of medieval England, they find they have met their match. Clifford D. Simak's Hugo Award-winning Way Station (1963) follows the progress of an unassuming Civil War veteran whose rural Wisconsin homestead has, unbeknownst to his neighbors, become an unlikely nexus of intergalactic battle.

Daniel Keyes's much-loved best seller Flowers for Algernon (1966) imagines a near-future in which intelligence can be enhanced artificially--but Keyes downplays the speculative and technical possibilities of his premise in favor of intimate character study, taking the SF novel in daring new directions. In the postapocalyptic thriller This Immortal (1966)--published here under the author's preferred title ...And Call Me Conrad--Roger Zelazny weaves a skein of ancient myth and legend into his tale of mutant humans and blue aliens with the allusive daring and stylistic virtuosity that exemplify the New Wave at its best.

This first volume contains:

American Science Fiction: Four Classic Novels 1968-1969

ASF: Classic Novels of the 1960s: Book 2

Gary K. Wolfe

The tumultuous 1960s was a watershed decade for American science fiction. While acknowledged masters from the genre's golden age reached the height of their powers, a new wave of brilliant young voices emerged, upending the genre's pulp conventions with newfound literary sophistication. Amid calls for civil rights and countercultural revolution, female, nonwhite, and other outsider authors broke into the ranks of SF writers, introducing provocative new protagonists and themes.

Here, in the second volume of a two-volume collector's set, editor Gary K. Wolfe presents four of the best novels from the final years of the decade. In R. A. Lafferty's utterly idiosyncratic and uncategorizable Past Master (1968), Renaissance philosopher Thomas More is summoned to Golden Astrobe in the year 2535: Can he save the planet's troubled utopia from its soulless technological perfection and ensure the survival of the faith? Joanna Russ introduces one of SF's first and most engaging female adventurers in her taut and edgy debut novel Picnic on Paradise (1968): the tough, sardonic, unforgettable Alyx, an ancient Phoenician mercenary teleported into the future to serve as guide and bodyguard for a band of stranded space tourists.

The first African American writer to make a name for himself in the genre, Samuel R. Delany was hailed as "the best science-fiction writer in the world" on the basis of Nova (1968), a white-hot, fast-paced, protocyberpunk interstellar adventure featuring a misfit crew on a high-stakes quest. Stumbling on a mysterious ancient text among his father's belongings, the son of a master woodcarver uncovers the key to revolutionary change in Jack Vance's Emphyrio (1969), a marvel of craftsmanship and visionary world-building set on remote, feudal, theocratic Halma.

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Wolf Pack

Battletech: Book 4

Robert Charrette

When Dragoons arrive in the Inner Space inexplicably, they put themselves - five regiments of battle-toughened Mech Warriors - up to the highest bidder.

Shadow of the Wolf

Berserker: Book 1

Chris Carlsen

Blood Lust!

When Odin's curse fell upon him, Haralk Swiftaxe, the young Norse warrior, lusty in love and battle, was fully human no longer. He was incensed with the animal rage of the god's devotees, the Berserkers. The snarling ferocious savagery of the bear possessed him. Immune to fire and steel, frenzied by the smell of blood and the sight of torn human flesh, he was driven to the worst of human deeds.... The stench of fear was meat and drink to him, and cowering women learned of his cruel, insatiable lust.

The bear screeched its ecstasy--yet at times the man dimly understood the horror. Could the demon god be killed, the spell lifted...? I fthere was a way, the price of failure would be high, greater than death itself....

The Last Werewolf

Bloodlines Trilogy: Book 1

Glen Duncan

Then she opened her mouth to scream-and recognised me. It was what I'd been waiting for. She froze. She looked into my eyes. She said, "It's you."

Meet Jake. A bit on the elderly side (he turns 201 in March), but you'd never suspect it. Nonstop sex and exercise will do that for you-and a diet with lots of animal protein. Jake is a werewolf, and after the unfortunate and violent death of his one contemporary, he is now the last of his species. Although he is physically healthy, Jake is deeply distraught and lonely.

Jake's depression has carried him to the point where he is actually contemplating suicide-even if it means terminating a legend thousands of years old. It would seem to be easy enough for him to end everything. But for very different reasons there are two dangerous groups pursuing him who will stop at nothing to keep him alive.

Here is a powerful, definitive new version of the werewolf legend-mesmerising and incredibly sexy. In Jake, Glen Duncan has given us a werewolf for the twenty-first century-a man whose deeds can only be described as monstrous but who is in some magical way deeply human.

One of the most original, audacious, and terrifying novels in years.

Wolfskin

Children of the Light Isles: Book 1

Juliet Marillier

All young Eyvind ever wanted was to become a great Viking warrior--a Wolfskin--and perform honorable deeds out in the name of his War fathergod, Thor. He can think of no future more glorious. And the chance to make it happen is his when his older brother Ulf is brought the tale of a magical land across the sea, a place where men with courage could go to conquer a land and bring glory to themselves. They set out to find this fabled land and discover a windswept and barren place, but one filled with unexpected beauty and hidden treasures... and a people who are willing to share their bounty.

Ulf's new settlement begins in harmony with the natives of the isles led by the gentle king Engus. And Eyvind finds a treasure of his own in the young Nessa, niece of the king, seer, and princess. His life will change forever as she claims his heart for her own.

But someone has come along to this new land who is not what he seems. Eyvind's heartfriend, Somerled, the strange and lonely boy Eyvind befriended so long ago has a secret--and his own plans for the future. The blood oath that they swore in childhood binds them in lifelong loyalty, and Somerled is calling in the debt of honor. What he asks might just doom Evyind to kill the only thing that he has ever truly loved.

Will the price of honor create the destruction of all that Eyvind holds dear?

Critically acclaimed fantasist Juliet Marillier returns with the start of a new fantasy saga, a wonderful love story set amidst high adventure. Wolfskin is a lush tale of the clash between the warlike Norsemen and the mysterious and magical people who live at the top of the world in the land that will become Scotland--and it is the story of the man and woman who forge a bond that will remake their world.

The Walrus and the Warwolf

Chronicles of an Age of Darkness: Book 4

Hugh Cook

Being thrown overboard was a light punishment and Drake knew he had a good deal. What he didn't know was that this was only the start of a long journey that would take him far from his home and his love - and he would have to endure far worse before either could be regained.

The Werewolf and the Wormlord

Chronicles of an Age of Darkness: Book 8

Hugh Cook

This story features the adventures of Alfric Danborg, a banker by profession but a Yudonic knight by birth. In his travels he is required to face not only ogres, dragons, assassins and She Who Walks By Night but, worst of all, more senior bankers.

Wolf Brother

Chronicles of Ancient Darkness: Book 1

Michelle Paver

The epic journey of boy and wolf begins

Six thousand years ago. Evil stalks the land. According to legend, only twelve-year-old Torak and his wolf-cub companion can defeat it. Their journey together takes them through deep forests, across giant glaciers, and into dangers they never imagined. Torak and Wolf are terrified of their mission. But if they do not battle to save their world, who will?

The Wolf of Oren-Yaro

Chronicles of the Bitch Queen: Book 1

K. S. Villoso

Born under the crumbling towers of her kingdom, Queen Talyien was the shining jewel and legacy of the bloody War of the Wolves. It nearly tore her nation apart. But her arranged marriage to the son of a rival clan heralds peace.

However, he suddenly disappears before their reign can begin, and the kingdom is fractured beyond repair.

Years later, he sends a mysterious invitation to meet. Talyien journeys across the sea in hopes of reconciling their past. An assassination attempt quickly dashes those dreams. Stranded in a land she doesn't know, with no idea whom she can trust, Talyien will have to embrace her namesake.

A Wolf of Oren-yaro is not tamed.

Elsewhere

Chronicles of the Borderlands: Wolfboy of Bordertown: Book 1

Will Shetterly

When Ron runs away, he ends up in Bordertown, a grim city that lies between the real world and the world of faerie, a place where elf and human gangs stalk the streets side by side, and where magic works better than technology. If the city doesn't kill him, it just may teach him what it is to be human.

Nevernever

Chronicles of the Borderlands: Wolfboy of Bordertown: Book 2

Will Shetterly

Growing up is hard to do... especially if, like Ron, you've been cursed (blessed?) and changed into a half wolf/half human. But though he may look strange, there is nothing weird about his loyalty to his newfound friends, or in his attempts to stay true to himself in the deadly, shifting world of Bordertown.

Track of the White Wolf

Chronicles of the Cheysuli: Book 4

Jennifer Roberson

Niall, Prince of Homana, key player in a prophecy that spans generations, should have been the treasured link between Cheysuli and Homanan. Yet neither of the peoples he is destined to someday rule feel anything but suspicion of Niall. Homanans fear him for his Cheysuli heritage, while Cheysuli refuse to accept him as their own because he has acquired neither a lir-shape nor the lir companion which is the true mark of the Cheysuli shapechangers.

And now, despite his precarious situation within the kingdom, Niall must undertake a journey to fulfill yet another link in the ancient prophecy. He must travel through war-torn lands to claim his bride—a mission which may prove his doom. For searching for both his destiny and his lir, Naill is about to be plunged into a dangerous maelstrom of intrigue, betrayal, and deadly Ihlini sorcer.

Law of the Wolf Tower

Claidi Journals / Wolf Tower: Book 1

Tanith Lee

Also released as Wolf Tower

All her life, Claidi has endured hardship in the House, where she must obey a spoiled princess. Then a golden stranger arrives, living proof of a world beyond the House walls. Claidi risks all to free the charming prisoner and accompanies him across the Waste toward his faraway home. It is a difficult yet marvelous journey, and all the while Claidi is at the side of a man she could love. That is, until they reach his home... and the Wolf Tower.

Wolf Star Rise

Claidi Journals / Wolf Tower: Book 2

Tanith Lee

Also released as Wolf Star.

Abducted from her wedding to Argul, Claidi finds herself crossing an ocean to a strange land, menaced by giant flowers, mysterious animals, and the Rise. At dusk each night there is the rising of the flaming Wolf Star and the landscape becomes a-lurk with Vrabburrs. Is she lost to Argul forever?

Queen of the Wolves

Claidi Journals / Wolf Tower: Book 3

Tanith Lee

Also released as Wolf Queen

Claidi is eager to reunite with her fiance Argul-but when she finally reaches his camp, she finds that someone has been spreading ugly lies about her, and Argul is nowhere to be found. Undaunted, Claidi sets out to search for him. Her quest brings her to the icy threshold of a tower, and within it she encounters another shadow from her past-a powerful woman Claidi believes is her mother. But the truth is far more complicated, andClaidi once again finds herself at the dark center of conspiracy and intrigue. Claidi's third journal will hold readers to the very last page.

Wolf Wing

Claidi Journals / Wolf Tower: Book 4

Tanith Lee

At last, Claidi and her beloved Argul are free to get married. But before they can start their life together, Claidi must face her past. They return to her birthplace, the House, to rescue the other slaves-and find that there has been a revolution, sparked by Claidi's escape. Then the two are urgently summoned by Oronel Novendot of the Wolf Tower, who tells her that Ustareth is alive. Ustareth, the mother of Argul and Venn, the science-sorceress, who has perhaps manipulated each of them for their entire lives. Now she wants them all to visit her-But to what end?

Wolfsangel

Claw: Book 1

M. D. Lachlan

The Viking king Authun leads his men on a raid against an Anglo-Saxon village. Men and women are killed indiscriminately, but Authun demands that no child be touched. He is acting on prophecy-a prophecy that tells him that the Saxons have stolen a child from the gods. If Authun, in turn, takes the child and raises him as an heir, the child will lead his people to glory.

But Authun discovers not one child, but twin baby boys. After ensuring that his faithful warriors, witnesses to what has happened, die during the raid, Authun takes the children and their mother home, back to the witches who live on the troll wall. And he places his destiny in their hands.

So begins a stunning multivolume fantasy epic that will take a werewolf from his beginnings as the heir to a brutal Viking king down through the ages. It is a journey that will see him hunt for his lost love through centuries and lives, and see the endless battle between the wolf, Odin, and Loki, the eternal trickster, spill over into countless bloody conflicts from our history and our lives.

This is the myth of the werewolf as it has never been told before and marks the beginning of an extraordinary new fantasy series.

Black Leopard, Red Wolf

Dark Star Trilogy: Book 1

Marlon James

Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: "He has a nose," people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard.

As Tracker follows the boy's scent--from one ancient city to another; into dense forests and across deep rivers--he and the band are set upon by creatures intent on destroying them. As he struggles to survive, Tracker starts to wonder: Who, really, is this boy? Why has he been missing for so long? Why do so many people want to keep Tracker from finding him? And perhaps the most important questions of all: Who is telling the truth, and who is lying?

Prodigal Son

Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Book 1

Dean Koontz

From the celebrated imagination of Dean Koontz comes a powerful reworking of one of the classic stories of all time. If you think you know the story, you know only half the truth. Get ready for the mystery, the myth, the terror, and the magic of...

Dean Koontz's Prodigal Son

Every city has secrets. But none as terrible as this. His name is Deucalion, a tattooed man of mysterious origin, a sleight-of-reality artist who’s traveled the centuries with a secret worse than death. He arrives as a serial killer stalks the streets, a killer who carefully selects his victims for the humanity that is missing in himself. Detective Carson O’Connor is cool, cynical, and every bit as tough as she looks. Her partner Michael Maddison would back her up all the way to Hell itself–and that just may be where this case ends up. For the no-nonsense O’Connor is suddenly talking about an ages-old conspiracy, a near immortal race of beings, and killers that are more—and less—than human. Soon it will be clear that as crazy as she sounds, the truth is even more ominous. For their quarry isn’ t merely a homicidal maniac—but his deranged maker.

City of Night

Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Book 2

Dean Koontz

From the celebrated imagination of Dean Koontz comes a powerful reworking of one of the classic stories of all time. If you think you know the legend, you know only half the truth. Here is the mystery, the myth, the terror, and the magic of...

Dean Koontz's City of the Night

They are stronger, heal better, and think faster than any humans ever created—and they must be destroyed. But not even Victor Helios—once Frankenstein—can stop the engineered killers he's set loose on a reign of terror through modern-day New Orleans. Now the only hope rests in a one-time "monster" and his all-too-human partners, Detectives Carson O'Connor and Michael Maddison. Deucalion' s centuries-old history began as Victor's first and failed attempt to build the perfect human–and it is fated to end in the ultimate confrontation between a damned creature and his mad creator. But first Deucalion must destroy a monstrosity not even Victor' s malignant mind could have imagined—an indestructible entity that steps out of humankind' s collective nightmare with one purpose: to replace us.

Dead and Alive

Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Book 3

Dean Koontz

From the celebrated imagination of Dean Koontz comes a powerful reworking of one of the classic stories of all time. If you think you know the legend, you know only half the truth. Now the mesmerizing saga concludes....

Dead and Alive

As a devastating hurricane approaches, as the benighted creations of Victor Helios begin to spin out of control, as New Orleans descends into chaos and the future of humanity hangs in the balance, the only hope rests with Victor’s first, failed attempt to build the perfect human. Deucalion’s centuries-old history began as the original manifestation of a soulless vision–and it is fated to end in the ultimate confrontation between a damned creature and his mad creator. But first they must face a monstrosity not even Victor’s malignant mind could have conceived–an indestructible entity that steps out of humankind’s collective nightmare with powers, and a purpose, beyond imagining.

Lost Souls

Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Book 4

Dean Koontz

#1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz raises the stakes—and the suspense—taking his Frankenstein saga to a dynamic new level with the riveting story of a small town under siege, where good and evil, destruction and creation, converge as the fate of the world hangs in the balance.

Frankenstein: Lost Souls

The war against humanity has begun. In the dead hours of the night, a stranger enters the home of the mayor of Rainbow Falls, Montana. The stranger is in the vanguard of a wave of intruders who will invade other homes . . . offices . . . every local institution, assuming the identities and the lives of those they have been engineered to replace. Before the sun rises, the town will be under full assault, the opening objective in the new Victor Frankenstein’s trajectory of ultimate destruction. Deucalion—Victor’s first, haunted creation—saw his maker die in New Orleans two years earlier. Yet an unshakable intuition tells him that Victor lives—and is at work again. Within hours Deucalion will come together with his old allies, detectives Carson O’Connor and Michael Maddison, Victor’s engineered wife, Erika Five, and her companion Jocko to confront new peril. Others will gather around them. But this time Victor has a mysterious, powerful new backer, and he and his army are more formidable, their means and intentions infinitely more deadly, than ever before.

The Dead Town

Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Book 5

Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz’s enthralling Frankenstein series has redefined the classic legend of infernal ambition and harrowing retribution for a new century and a new age. Now the master of suspense delivers an unforgettable novel that is at once a thrilling adventure in itself and a mesmerizing conclusion to his saga of the modern monsters among us.

Frankenstein: The Dead Town

The war against humanity is raging. As the small town of Rainbow Falls, Montana, comes under siege, scattered survivors come together to weather the onslaught of the creatures set loose upon the world. As they ready for battle against overwhelming odds, they will learn the full scope of Victor Frankenstein’s nihilistic plan to remake the future—and the terrifying reach of his shadowy, powerful supporters.

Now the good will make their last, best stand. In a climax that will shatter every expectation, their destinies and the fate of humanity hang in the balance.

Way of the Wolf

Deathlands: Book 42

James Axler

The bleak nightmare of the nuclear winter has abated, but the Earth is scarred, its ecosystems poisoned, many of its life forms mutated and struggling for existence. Here, in the torn remnants of American, Ryan Cawdor and his warrior survivalists stake their claim as the inheritors of Deathlands, their unforgiving world.

The mountains of the Arctic Circle are shaken with ceaseless tremors as the frozen earth Threatens to swallow itself. Trapped in the hostile landscape by a mat-trans jump, Ryan and companions find the ultimate challenge to their will to survive. The odds dwindle when they become the new bounty in a struggle for dominance between a group of Neanderthals and descendants of a military garrison stranded generations ago.

Deathlands. A perilous journey through uncharted territory.

Brand of the Werewolf

Doc Savage Novels: Book 5

Kenneth Robeson

Seeking to avenge his brother's murder, Doc Savage and his daring crew become involved in a desperate hunt for the lost treasure of the pirate, Henry Morgan. Stalking them every inch of the way is the archfiend, El Rabanos, and his strange ally, the werewolf's paw!

Lester Dent authored this book under pseudonym Kenneth Robeson.

More information about Brand of the Werewolf available at the Hidalgo Trading Company website.

Empire of the Wolf

Doctor Who: Decide Your Destiny: Book 16

Neil Corry

Join the 11th Doctor and Amy on their travels through time and space in the TARDIS and influence the story with your decisions. Choose a direction and let the adventures begin.

Waylander II: In the Realm of the Wolf

Drenai Saga: Book 5

David Gemmell

Enter the extraordinary, action-filled world that became Legend--as the exciting Drenai adventure continues to unfold . . .

A mighty warrior and a feared assassin among the Drenai, Waylander the Slayer is now a man hunted by his own people--with a fortune in gold offered as grim reward for his murder. But this is only one of many evils closing in on Waylander and his daughter, Miriel, the beautiful and deadly Battle Queen of Kar-Barzac.

For, once separated, father and daughter face certain death as the sorcerers and demons, soldiers and shamans of three empires summon their blackest, most destructive powers in an effort to annihilate these two most gifted Drenai warriors.

White Wolf

Drenai Saga: Book 10

David Gemmell

White Wolf marks a return to the bestselling Drenai series and David Gemmell’s most popular hero of all, Druss the Legend.

Skilgannon the Damned had vanished from the pages of history. No-one knew where he had gone, following the terrible triumph at Perapolis, and the assasins sent by the Witch Queen could find no trace of his passing. Three years later, a murderous mob gathers outside a monastery, faced by a single, unarmed priest. In a few terrifying seconds their world is changed for ever, and word spreads across the lands of the East -- Skilgannon is back.

Now he must travel across a perilous, demon-haunted realm seeking a mysterious temple and the ageless goddess who rules it. With assassins on his trail and an army of murderous foes ahead, the Damned sets off on a quest to bring the dead to life. But he does not travel alone. The man beside him is Druss the Legend.

In this tale of love, betrayal and treachery, in a world torn by war, White Wolf examines the nature of heroism and friendship and the narrow lines dividing good and evil.

The Tiger and the Wolf

Echoes of the Fall: Book 1

Adrian Tchaikovsky

In the bleak northern crown of the world, war is coming

Maniye's father is the Wolf clan's chieftain, but she's an outcast. Her mother was queen of the Tiger and these tribes have been enemies for generations. Maniye also hides a deadly secret. All can shift into their clan's animal form, but Maniye can take on tiger and wolf shapes. She refuses to disown half her soul so escapes, rescuing a prisoner of the Wolf clan in the process. The killer Broken Axe is set on their trail, to drag them back for retribution.

The Wolf chieftan plots to rule the north and controlling his daughter is crucial to his schemes. However, other tribes also prepare for strife. Strangers from the far south appear too, seeking allies in their own conflict. It's a season for omens as priests foresee danger and a darkness falling across the land. Some say a great war is coming, overshadowing even Wolf ambitions. A time of testing and broken laws is near, but what spark will set the world ablaze?

Wolf Who Rules

Elfhome / Steel City: Book 2

Wen Spencer

The popular fantasy novel Tinker introduced the inventor-heroine of the same name, who lives in a near-future Pittsburgh, which shares an interdimensional border with the land of the elves. In this sequel, Wolf Who Rules, the elven noble whose destiny is intertwined with Tinker, finds himself besieged from all sides. Viceroy and head of the Wind Clan, he had been able to guarantee the safety of everyone in his realm, but faced with an oni invasion, he has had to call in royal troops and relinquish his monopoly of Pittsburgh, which is now entirely stranded on Elfhome. He now struggles to keep the peace between the humans, the newly arrived Stone Clan, the royal forces, a set of oni dragons, the half-oni children who see themselves as human, and the tengu trying to escape their oni enslavement. Meanwhile, Tinker strives to solve the mystery of a growing discontinuity in Turtle Creek. She's plagued with inexplicable nightmares that may hold the keys to Pittsburgh's future. The only clue from the Queen's oracle to help Tinker is a note with five English words on it: Follow the Yellow Brick Road. Oni, and dragons and tengu - oh my!

25 Ways to Kill a Werewolf

Elkie Bernstein: Book 1

Jo M. Thomas

'My name is Elkie Bernstein. I live in North Wales and I kill werewolves.'

When Elkie finds herself fighting for her life against something that shouldn't exist she is faced with the grim reality that werewolves are real and she just killed one. Part diary, part instruction manual Elkie guides the reader through 25 ways you can kill a werewolf, without any super powers, and how she did it.

The Justice of Kings

Empire of the Wolf: Book 1

Richard Swan

The Empire of the Wolf simmers with unrest. Rebels, heretics, and powerful patricians all challenge the power of the Imperial throne.

Only the Order of Justices stands in the way of chaos. Sir Konrad Vonvalt is the most feared Justice of all, upholding the law by way of his sharp mind, arcane powers, and skill as a swordsman. At his side stands Helena Sedanka, his talented protégé, orphaned by the wars that forged the Empire.

When the pair investigates the murder of a provincial aristocrat, they unearth a conspiracy that stretches to the very top of Imperial society. As the stakes rise and become ever more personal, Vonvalt and Helena must make a choice: Will they abandon the laws they've sworn to uphold, in order to protect the Empire?

A Wolf at the Door and Other Retold Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales Retold

Ellen Datlow
Terri Windling

These are not your mother's fairy tales...

Did you ever wonder how the dwarves felt after Snow White ditched them for the prince? Do you sometimes wish Cinderella hadn't been so helpless and petite? Are you ready to hear the Giant's point of view on Jack and his beanstalk? Then this is the book for you.

Thirteen award-winning fantasy and science fiction writers offer up their versions of these classic fairy tales as well as other favorites, including The Ugly Duckling, Ali Baba, Hansel and Gretel, and more. Some of the stories are funny, some are strange, and others are dark and disturbing -- but each offers something as unexpected as a wolf at the door.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - (2000) - essay by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
  • The Months of Manhattan - (2000) - short story by Delia Sherman
  • Cinder Elephant - (2000) - short story by Jane Yolen
  • Instructions - (2000) - poem by Neil Gaiman
  • Mrs. Big: "Jack and the Beanstalk" Retold - (2000) - short story by Michael Cadnum
  • Falada: The Goose Girl's Horse - (2000) - short story by Nancy Farmer
  • A Wolf at the Door - (2000) - short story by Tanith Lee
  • Ali Baba and the Forty Aliens - (1999) - short story by Janeen Webb
  • Swans - (2000) - short story by Kelly Link
  • The Kingdom of Melting Glances - (2000) - short story by Katherine Vaz
  • Hansel's Eyes - (2000) - short story by Garth Nix
  • Becoming Charise - (2000) - short story by Kathe Koja
  • The Seven Stage a Comeback - (2000) - poem by Gregory Maguire
  • The Twelve Dancing Princesses - (2000) - short story by Patricia A. McKillip

Beauty and the Werewolf

Five Hundred Kingdoms: Book 6

Mercedes Lackey

The eldest daughter is often doomed in fairy tales. But Bella - Isabella Beauchamps, daughter of a wealthy merchant - vows to escape the usual pitfalls.

Anxious to avoid the Traditional path, Bella dons a red cloak and ventures into the forbidden forest to consult with "Granny," the local wisewoman.

But on the way home she's attacked by a wolf - who turns out to be a cursed nobleman! Secluded in his castle, Bella is torn between her family and this strange man who creates marvelous inventions and makes her laugh - when he isn't howling at the moon.

Breaking spells is never easy. But a determined beauty, a wizard (after all, he's only an occasional werewolf) and a little godmotherly interference might just be able to bring about a happy ending.

The House of the Wolfings

Forgotten Fantasy: Book 16

William Morris

The House of the Wolfings is a romantically reconstructed portrait of the lives of the Germanic Gothic tribes, written in an archaic style and incorporating a large amount of poetry. Morris combines his own idealistic views with what was actually known at the time of his subjects' folkways and language. He portrays them as simple and hardworking, galvanized into heroic action to defend their families and liberty by the attacks of imperial Rome.

Morris's Goths inhabit an area called the Mark on a river in the forest of Mirkwood, divided into the Upper-mark, the Mid-mark and the Nether-mark. They worship their gods Odin and Tyr by sacrificing horses, and rely on seers who foretell the future and serve as psychic news-gatherers.

The men of the Mark choose two War Dukes to lead them against their enemies, one each from the House of the Wolfings and the House of the Laxings. The Wolfing war leader is Thiodolf, a man of mysterious and perhaps divine antecedents, whose ability to lead is threatened by his possession of a magnificent dwarf-made mail-shirt which, unknown to him, is cursed. He is supported by his lover the Wood Sun and their daughter the Hall Sun, who are related to the gods.

Cry of the Ghost Wolf

Forgotten Realms: Chosen of Nendawen: Book 3

Mark Sehestedt

Hweilan went into the Feywild a girl focused on avenging her family's death, and emerged a brutal killer. Nendawen the Hunter has anointed her his Hand in destroying the demonic and undead forces of his nemesis--the murderer of her family--Jagen Ghen. But while she managed to survive long enough to become the Hand of the Hunter, the war with Jagen Ghen has just begun. And while she is hunting them--they are likewise hunting her. It will take every trick of the Fox, every drop of Lore, and every ounce of will she has to stand against Jagen Ghen, but Hweilan will have her chance to avenge her family--or die trying.

Black Wolf

Forgotten Realms: Sembia: Book 4

Dave Gross

Talbot Uskevren, the second son of one of Selgaunt's most powerful families, fights a deadly battle within himself. Like most men of his station, Talbot spends his days honing his sword fighting skills, and unlike others, practicing the art of acting. Now, Talbot will put both of these talents to the test when a rival House comes looking for blood. The only way for Talbot to survive against the Black Brotherhood is to let the inner wolf loose, and the only way for him to live in Selgaunt's society is to keep the wolf chained.

Black Wolf continues the story of the Uskevrens' second son, introduced in the story "Thirty Days" from The Halls of Stormweather. An exciting tale of werewolves in the Forgotten Realms, this is the fouth book in the Sembia series.

Hunger Makes the Wolf

Hob Ravani: Book 1

Alex Wells

The strange planet known as Tanegawa's World is owned by TransRifts Inc, the company with the absolute monopoly on interstellar travel. Hob landed there ten years ago, a penniless orphan left behind by a rift ship. She was taken in by Nick Ravani and quickly became a member of his mercenary biker troop, the Ghost Wolves.

Ten years later, she discovers the body of Nick's brother out in the dunes. Worse, his daughter is missing, taken by shady beings called the Weathermen. But there are greater mysteries to be discovered--both about Hob and the strange planet she calls home.

The Silent Corner

Jane Hawk: Book 1

Dean Koontz

A dazzling new series, a pure adrenaline rush, debuts with Jane Hawk, a remarkable heroine certain to become an icon of suspense

"I very much need to be dead."

These are the chilling words left behind by a man who had everything to live for--but took his own life. In the aftermath, his widow, Jane Hawk, does what all her grief, fear, and fury demand: find the truth, no matter what.

People of talent and accomplishment, people admired and happy and sound of mind, have been committing suicide in surprising numbers. When Jane seeks to learn why, she becomes the most-wanted fugitive in America. Her powerful enemies are protecting a secret so important--so terrifying--that they will exterminate anyone in their way.

But all their power and viciousness may not be enough to stop a woman as clever as they are cold-blooded, as relentless as they are ruthless--and who is driven by a righteous rage they can never comprehend. Because it is born of love.

The Whispering Room

Jane Hawk: Book 2

Dean Koontz

"No time to delay. Do what you were born to do. Fame will be yours when you do this."

These are the words that ring in the mind of mild-mannered, beloved schoolteacher Cora Gundersun--just before she takes her own life, and many others', in a shocking act of carnage. When the disturbing contents of her secret journal are discovered, it seems certain that she must have been insane. But Jane Hawk knows better.

In the wake of her husband's inexplicable suicide--and the equally mysterious deaths of scores of other exemplary individuals--Jane picks up the trail of a secret cabal of powerful players who think themselves above the law and beyond punishment. But the ruthless people bent on hijacking America's future for their own monstrous ends never banked on a highly trained FBI agent willing to go rogue--and become the nation's most wanted fugitive--in order to derail their insidious plans to gain absolute power with a terrifying technological breakthrough.

Driven by love for her lost husband and by fear for the five-year-old son she has sent into hiding, Jane Hawk has become an unstoppable predator. Those she is hunting will have nowhere to run when her shadow falls across them.

The Crooked Staircase

Jane Hawk: Book 3

Dean Koontz

"I could be dead tomorrow. Or something worse than dead."

Jane Hawk knows she may be living on borrowed time. But as long as she's breathing, she'll never cease her one-woman war against the terrifying conspiracy that threatens the freedom--and free will--of millions. Battling the strange epidemic of murder-suicides that claimed Jane's husband, and is escalating across the country, has made the rogue FBI agent a wanted fugitive, relentlessly hunted not only by the government but by the secret cabal behind the plot. Deploying every resource their malign nexus of power and technology commands, Jane's enemies are determined to see her dead... or make her wish she was.

Jane's ruthless pursuers can't stop her from drawing a bead on her prey: a cunning man with connections in high places, a twisted soul of unspeakable depths with an army of professional killers on call. Propelled by her righteous fury and implacable insistence on justice, Jane will make her way from southern Southern California to the snow-swept slopes of Lake Tahoe to confront head-on the lethal forces arrayed against her. But nothing can prepare her for the chilling truth that awaits when she descends the crooked staircase to the dark and dreadful place where her long nightmare was born.

The Forbidden Door

Jane Hawk: Book 4

Dean Koontz

"We're rewriting the play, and the play is this country, the world, the future. We break Jane's heart, we'll also break her will."

She was one of the FBI's top agents until she became the nation's most-wanted fugitive. Now Jane Hawk may be all that stands between a free nation and its enslavement by a powerful secret society's terrifying mind-control technology. She couldn't save her husband, or the others whose lives have been destroyed, but equipped with superior tactical and survival skills--and the fury born of a broken heart and a hunger for justice--Jane has struck major blows against the insidious cabal.

But Jane's enemies are about to hit back hard. If their best operatives can't outrun her, they mean to bring her running to them, using her five-year-old son as bait. Jane knows there's no underestimating their capabilities, but she must battle her way back across the country to the remote shelter where her boy is safely hidden... for now. As she moves resolutely forward, new threats begin to emerge: a growing number of brain-altered victims driven hopelessly, violently insane. With the madness spreading like a virus, the war between Jane and her enemies will become a fight for all their lives--against the lethal terror unleashed from behind the forbidden door.

The Night Window

Jane Hawk: Book 5

Dean Koontz

Since the beginning Jane Hawk has been resolute in her quest to take down the influential architects of an accelerating operation to control every level of society via an army of mind-altered citizens. At first, only Jane stood against the "Arcadian" conspirators, but slowly others have emerged to stand with her, even as there are troubling signs that the "adjusted" people are beginning to spin viciously out of control.

Jane will require all her resources - and more - as she confronts those at the malevolent, impregnable center of power as she wages her final battle against a terrifying conspiracy - for vengeance, for justice, and for humanity's freedom.

Full Wolf Moon

Jeremy Logan: Book 5

Lincoln Child

Legends, no matter how outlandish, are often grounded in reality. This has been the guiding principle behind the exhilarating career of Jeremy Logan, the "enigmologist" -- an investigator who specializes in analyzing phenomena that have no obvious explanation. Logan has often found himself in situations where keeping an open mind could mean the difference between life and death, and that has never been more true than now.

Logan travels to an isolated writers' retreat deep in the Adirondacks to finally work on his book when the remote community is rocked by the grisly discovery of a dead hiker on Desolation Mountain. The body has been severely mauled, but the unusual savagery of the bite and claw marks call into question the initial suspicions of a wild bear attack. When Logan is asked to help investigate, he discovers no shortage of suspects capable of such an attack -- and no shortage of locals willing to point the finger and spread incredible rumors. One rumor, too impossible to believe, has even the forest ranger believing in werewolves.

Wolf in Shadow

Jon Shannow: Book 1

David Gemmell

John Shannow, The Jerusalem Man, lived in a world that had toppled on its axis. Civilization had been replaced by ruthlessness and savagery. Relentless in his quest for peace, Shannow followed a path that led only to bloodshed and sorrow.

Abaddon, the Lord of the Pit, sought to plunge mankind into a new Satanic era. His Hellborn army spewed forth from the Plague Lands with an unholy force stemming from human sacrifice. For it was the blood of innocents that fueled the corrupted Sipstrassi Stones of Power--the source of Abaddon's might.

But the Hellborn made a fatal mistake--they took the woman who had stolen Shannow's heart. He would move Heaven and Earth to save her or he would die trying.

The Dog and the Wolf

King of Ys: Book 4

Poul Anderson
Karen Anderson

In the fourth and final book of the King of Ys series, Gratillonius and the Ysan survivors have one final chance to rebuild in the wake of inconceivable destruction.

As legendary as King Arthur's Court and as mystical as Atlantis, the fabled kingdom of Ys has finally fallen, the victim of invading hordes and vengeful gods. Destitute, the remaining Ysans put their faith in their longtime leader, Gratillonius, who protected the city-state of Ys for two decades before it succumbed to the malevolent forces surrounding it. Now more vulnerable than ever, Gratillonius and the Ysans set out to rebuild their beloved city, first with wood and then with stone, providing a fortress against the elements and the marauding King Niall maqq Echach, still on his years-long quest to see Ys turned to dust. While the Dark Ages begin to rise across Europe, the Ysans and their king grasp one last time for survival--lest their history be lost forever.

The Dog and the Wolf is the final book in Poul and Karen Anderson's King of Ys series, which also includes Roma Mater, Gallicenae, and Dahut.

Touched By Magic

King's Wolf Saga: Book 1

Doranna Durgin

Magic has never been a part of Reandn's life. Almost gone from Keland when he was born, there is no trace of it left by the time he enters training with the King's Wolves, the elite force that patrols the king's lands.

Magic has never been a part of Reandn's life. Until the people under his care start dying. Until the threat extends to his family, and until he finds himself struggling through disorienting attacks of weakness that turn the very act of going out on patrol into an unacceptable risk.

Someone, somewhere, is trying to draw magic back into Keland, and they don't care what-or who-is destroyed in the process!

Wolf Justice

King's Wolf Saga: Book 2

Doranna Durgin

Magic is back in Reandn's world--and when wizards use it to slaughter his Remote Wolf Patrol, he is left adrift in a society still reeling from the changes wrought by magic's return.

But King's Keep offers him a chance to regain his rank: Escort the beloved Higborn woman through the rebel-torn Resioran border to King's Keep. Soon enough Reandn is embroiled in wizard's treachery. To make it out alive--to keep Kalena alive and prevent a catastrophic wizard war--he'll have to face his own worst enemy.

Magic.

Latro in the Mist

Latro

Gene Wolfe

A distinguished compilation of two classic fantasy novels, Soldier of the Mist and Soldier of Areté, in one volume

This omnibus of two acclaimed novels is the story of Latro, a Roman mercenary who while fighting in Greece received a head injury that deprived him of his short-term memory but gave him in return the ability to see and converse with the supernatural creatures and the gods and goddesses, who invisibly inhabit the ancient landscape. Latro forgets everything when he sleeps. Writing down his experiences every day and reading his journal anew each morning gives him a poignantly tenuous hold on himself, but his story's hold on readers is powerful indeed, and many consider these Wolfe's best books.

Soldier of the Mist

Latro: Book 1

Gene Wolfe

Latro, a mercenary soldier from the north, has suffered a head wound in battle but has developed the ability to see and converse with all of the invisible gods, goddesses, ghosts, demons, and werewolfves that inhabit the land.

Soldier of Arete

Latro: Book 2

Gene Wolfe

Of all mortals Latro was the least favoured - or the most. The wound that had destroyed his memory had given him the ability to see the unseen: the world of the gods, the demi-gods and the fabulous.

Soldier of Sidon

Latro: Book 3

Gene Wolfe

Latro forgets everything when he sleeps. Writing down his experiences every day and reading his journal anew each morning gives him a poignantly tenuous hold on himself, but his story's hold on readers is powerful indeed. The two previous novels, combined in Latro in the Mist (Soldier of the Mist and Soldier of Arete) are generally considered classics of contemporary fantasy. Latro now finds himself in Egypt, a land of singing girls, of spiteful and conniving deities. Without his memory, he is unsure of everything, except for his desire to be free of the curse that causes him to forget.

Wind of Justice

Legend of the Five Rings: The Four Winds Saga: Book 3

Rich Wulf

Darkness Grows in the Empire...

Naseru, known as "The Anvil," will stop at nothing to sit upon the Throne of Rokugan. When dark forces rise in the City of Night, he must act swiftly. To save his beloved Empire, Naseru must learn to wield the most unlikely weapon of all -- justice.

Cast a Bright Shadow

Lionwolf: Book 1

Tanith Lee

Son of both god and mortal, his destiny must be death or power everlasting.

The setting is a world of eternal winter, where once thrived hit climates and exquisite luxury. Saphay, neglected daughter of a sub-king in the civilised west, is sent off to marry a leader of the barbaric Jafn...not realizing that her own father has arranged for her to be betrayed and abducted on his perilous journey.

Escaping her pursuers, then dragged into the depths of an arctic sea, Saphay is miraculously discovered by her Jafn betrothed. She is still alive, though entombed in an ice pyramid, and their marriage proceeds as intended. However, when it becomes evident that Saphay is not only carrying a child already but is also the focus of a sorcerous and preternatural force, dark suspicions are aroused about the infant's true origin... Driven out into the icy wilderness to face certain death, Saphay somehow manages to reach unwelcome shelter. There her son can grow up safely in exile, while displaying all the skills of a future hero... and a future god.

Here in Cold Hell

Lionwolf: Book 2

Tanith Lee

Killed by the power of the god Zezeth, his true father, Lionwolf has been cast into a bleak and icy hell lit just by a cold blue sun. Here he and others of the living dead must wage endless combat and war, to appease the whim of a deathly King whose face is made of stone. But when Lionwolf encounters the King's wife, she is none other than the beautiful, god-fashioned Chillel, his own former lover - and nemesis.

As Lionwolf struggles in the toils of Hell, elsewhere in the hell-cold ice-age of the mortal earth, men and women work out their own destinies. An empire has fallen. Ru Karismi, Capital of the Kings, has been abandoned to the poisons of the White Death. Reivers cross the lands of the Jafn and the Ruk, preying wherever they wish. Against this unsettled backdrop, Jemhara the sorceress determines to save the Magician Thryfe from a dire self-inflicted punishment, and Saphay, now a goddess of the far north, seeks to lead her people to a new world. And from the depths of an ice-locked sea Zezeth's other terrifying son, the mountainous whale-leviathan Brightshade, is once more rising for vengeance.

No Flame But Mine

Lionwolf: Book 3

Tanith Lee

Searching for the beautiful witch Jemhara, the magician Thryfe at last finds her in the reinvented town of Kandexa, where a strange and passionate wooing begins. From this union a son is born - golden-skinned, red-haired, blue-eyed - and thus the Lionwolf returns to the world of men.

Unaware of this birth, his original mother the goddess Saftri has begun her own search for her lost love Athluan... while elsewhere the black and shining ones, the Children of Chillel, seek to establish claims on the ice-locked planet. Beyond, over, under all, the evil god Zzth rages and plans the ruin of these separate and immortal lives.

Strafed by the tumult of such conflicting powers, the be-wintered realm of mortals can only wait to learn its destiny.

Luna: Wolf Moon

Luna: Book 2

Ian McDonald

A Dragon is dead.

Corta Helio, one of the five family corporations that rule the Moon, has fallen. Its riches are divided up among its many enemies, its survivors scattered. Eighteen months have passed .

The remaining Helio children, Lucasinho and Luna, are under the protection of the powerful Asamoahs, while Robson, still reeling from witnessing his parent's violent deaths, is now a ward--virtually a hostage-- of Mackenzie Metals. And the last appointed heir, Lucas, has vanished of the surface of the moon.

Only Lady Sun, dowager of Taiyang, suspects that Lucas Corta is not dead, and more to the point--that he is still a major player in the game. After all, Lucas always was the Schemer, and even in death, he would go to any lengths to take back everything and build a new Corta Helio, more powerful than before. But Corta Helio needs allies, and to find them, the fleeing son undertakes an audacious, impossible journey--to Earth.

In an unstable lunar environment, the shifting loyalties and political machinations of each family reach the zenith of their most fertile plots as outright war erupts.

Luna: Wolf Moon continues Ian McDonald's saga of the Five Dragons.

Magic Moon

Magic Moon: Book 1

Wolfgang Hohlbein
Heike Hohlbein

The novel tells the story of the land that people travel to when they dream, and how a young boy finds courage and strength in fighting, but also in accepting, his own deepest fears and nightmares.

Kim is an average German schoolboy who hates math but loves to read the latest copy of Star Fighter. His daydreaming life spirals into a nightmare when his parents inform him that his little sister Rebecca has fallen into a mysterious coma after her appendicectomy. A visitor from the realm of Magic Moon, the wizard Themistocles, tells him there is only one way to free her from the enchantment of eternal sleep: Kim himself must travel into the land of dreams and save her from the dark wizard Boraas, who has captured her soul.

So his next dream pulls Kim into Magic Moon, where he must fly a spaceship, disguise himself as a dark warrior, fight dangerous monsters and fantastical creatures, and journey ever-onward through forests and mountains to the end of the world, only to find out that the answer to saving Rebecca -- and Magic Moon -- lies within himself.

Children of Magic Moon

Magic Moon: Book 2

Wolfgang Hohlbein
Heike Hohlbein

The wizard Themistocles appears to Kim and urges him to return to Magic Moon, the land that people travel to when they dream. When the young boy arrives, he finds the magic realm dramatically changed.

Two years have passed since Kim's first voyage to the magical dream realm of Magic Moon, but then his old friend and advisor, the wizard Themistocles, appears to him in everyday situations, making him realize that something is wrong and that he must return to Magic Moon. After some trouble trying, Kim succeeds, only to find the dream realm very different from how it used to be: machines and greed have found their way into the simple life of the inhabitants, and an overall bitterness even affects his old friends Rangarig and Gorg.

Kim discovers an even more terrifying secret: the children of Magic Moon are mysteriously disappearing; some of them even appear, oblivious to anything around them, in Kim's world! Apparently, the dwarves, who have mysteriously appeared along with the machines, seem to be behind this, but the secret goes much deeper than that, the children or "moon children" have powers to communicate with Satan. These children also have a spiritual connection with living things and the weather like plants, animals, wind, and rain. Their connections can also mix sometimes and can the ability to use the other powers.

The Compleat Werewolf and Other Stories of Fantasy and Science Fiction

Masters of Horror: Book 1

Anthony Boucher

For his characters alone in this book, Anthony Boucher deserves awards. They are other-worldly (a ghost who gets killed--?); an air-breathing squid-like Martian who is a brilliant bartender of mixes for two humans who revolutionize the use of robotics and androids; some mummified creatures who have a cannibalistic way of coming alive when unexpected; a Lilliputian demon who can't manage the simplest of tasks when asked; and of course, the title player, a college professor-turned-werewolf for love. Not enough? How about a murder that costs the killer more than his life by summoning a creature from his own imagination? Just ask Gorgo, Dugg Quinby, Wolfe Wolf, Guzub, and Snulbug (but don't ask the latter for tomorrow's newspaper. He might bring it and a lot of surprises too.)

Contents:

  • 7 - The Compleat Werewolf - [Fergus O'Breen] - (1942) - novella
  • 63 - The Pink Caterpillar - [Fergus O'Breen] - (1945) - shortstory
  • 74 - Q. U. R. - (1943) - shortstory
  • 99 - Robinc - (1943) - shortstory
  • 119 - Snulbug - (1941) - shortstory
  • 136 - Mr. Lupescu - (1945) - shortstory
  • 141 - They Bite - (1943) - shortstory
  • 154 - Expedition - (1943) - shortstory
  • 170 - We Print the Truth - (1943) - novella
  • 240 - The Ghost of Me - (1942) - shortstory

The Werewolf Principle

Masters of Science Fiction: Book 40

Clifford D. Simak

After several years' absence and the loss of his memory, Andrew Blake returns to earth only to find himself accused of being a werewolf.

The Wolf's Hour

Michael Gallatin: Book 1

Robert R. McCammon

The Wolf's Hour is a 1989 World War II adventure novel with a twist by Robert R. McCammon. A British secret agent goes behind German lines to stop a secret weapon from being launched against the Allies. The twist is that this agent is a werewolf. The book also includes some of the agent's history, namely how he became a werewolf.

Fear Nothing

Moonlight Bay: Book 1

Dean Koontz

Christopher Snow is the best-known resident of 12,000-strong Moonlight Bay, California. This is because 28-year-old Chris has xeroderma pigmentosum (XP)--a light-sensitivity so severe that he cannot leave his house in daylight, cannot enter a normally-lit room, cannot sit at a computer. Chris's natural element is the night, and his parents, both academics, chose to live in Moonlight Bay because in a small town Chris can make the nightscape his own--roaming freely through the town on his bike, surfing in the moonlight, exploring while most people sleep.

But Chris's brilliant mother, a scientist, was killed in a car accident 2 years ago, and as the book opens his father, Steven Snow, is dying of cancer; Chris's protected life is about to change forever. We meet Chris as he is carefully preparing himself to go out in the late-afternoon sun to visit the hospital. In his last moments of life his father tells Chris he is "sorry" and that Chris should "fear nothing"--cryptic words that Chris cannot really relate to.

Steven Snow's body is removed to the hospital basement for transport to the funeral home/crematorium, and when Chris goes downstairs for a final moment of farewell, he witnesses a frightening and clandestine encounter: the funeral director and another man Chris doesn't recognize are substituting the body of a hitchhiker for Steven Snow's body–which is being taken not to the crematorium but to some secret destination.

For Chris, this scene is the first intimation of a conspiracy that he will come to realize envelopes many of his townspeople. His parents knew of it and wanted to protect Chris from it. His best friend has had hints of something wrong because of the frightening nocturnal visitors that have come to his beachhouse. And the first person to try to explain to Chris what's going on--and warn him about the special danger he himself is in--will be hideously murdered.

In the 24 hours this book encompasses, Christopher Snow will find out that, sheltered though he's been, he has the soul of a fighter and an adventurer. By the end of the book he will have killed a man, will have discovered the role his own mother played in the birth of the conspiracy, will have come to recognize the extraordinary guardians that, unknown to him, have watched over him for years. He will realize that some people hate him, others revere him, and neither his own life nor those of anyone he knows will ever be the same.

Seize the Night

Moonlight Bay: Book 2

Dean Koontz

Moonlight Bay, California: a safe, secluded small town that is at its most picturesque in the gentle nighttimes that inspired its name. But now, somewhere in the night, children are disappearing.

When he sets out to find the missing five-year-old son of a former sweetheart, Christopher Snow believes that the lost children are still alive. He is convinced the disappearances have everything to do with the catastrophic effects of secret research conducted deep within Fort Wyvern. To keep those secrets, extremely violent and powerful forces are willing to conceal even the most heinous crimes.

Never before in Dean Koontz's phenomenal writing career has he created a character quite like Christopher Snow: a creation so complex, so fascinating that the author has felt compelled to return to him. Fans of Fear Nothing already know why. Those who meet him for the first time in Seize the Night will soon join millions of others whose imaginations have been touched by this unique character and the extraordinary, eerie world of Moonlight Bay.

The Wolf Age

Morlock the Maker: Book 3

James Enge

"Spear-age, sword-age:
shields are shattered.
Wind-age, wolf-age:
before the world founders
no man will show mercy to another."

Wuruyaaria: city of werewolves, whose raiders range over the dying northlands, capturing human beings for slaves or meat. Wuruyaaria: where a lone immortal maker wages a secret war against the Strange Gods of the Coranians. Wuruyaaria: a democracy where some are more equal than others, and a faction of outcast werewolves is determined to change the balance of power in a long, bloody election year.

Their plans are laid; the challenges known; the risks accepted. But all schemes will shatter in the clash between two threats few had foreseen and none had fully understood: a monster from the north on a mission to poison the world, and a stranger from the south named Morlock Ambrosius.

The Belly of the Wolf

Nazhuret of Sordaling: Book 3

R. A. MacAvoy

Nazhuret, the reluctant philosopher-hero of R. A. MacAvoy's award-winning bestseller Lens of the World, is embarking on his final adventure. He must unwillingly end a long period of exile and once again take up the sword in defense of freedom. His old friend the King is suddenly and unexpectedly assassinated, leaving the kingdom in chaos. Nazhuret interrupts the peace of his old age to endure the horrors of war and the supernatural realm of the dead. Before his journey comes to an end, he must test his wisdom to its limit in the face of danger and treachery. He is accompanied by his beloved daughter Nahvah and, as Nazhuret's final debt of honor is paid, he faces the darker side of human nature with both of their lives at stake.

The Castle of Wolfenbach

Northanger Horrid: Book 1

Eliza Parsons

"No longer to be regarded as a footnote to the literary history of Jane Austen's Northanger septet, Eliza Parsons's Castle of Wolfenbach (1793) now secures its proper place as both a work of historical importance and a highly readable Gothic novel in its own right with this fine edition. Diane Long Hoeveler's thoughtful introduction opens new perspectives on Parsons's achievement in the field of what might be called "international" Gothic in her creation of an "ideologically bifurcated female Gothic, part liberal and part conservative" in its political outlook. This new edition both supplants earlier editions of this pivotal Gothic and tells us much about how the Gothic novel evolved in the late 1790s as an historical reflector of the fears, beliefs, and prejudices of a revolutionary, yet reactionary, era." -- Frederick S. Frank, Professor Emeritus of English, Allegheny College, and author of The First Gothics.

Matilda Weimar flees her lecherous and incestuous uncle and seeks refuge in the ancient Castle of Wolfenbach. Among the castle's abandoned chambers, Matilda will discover the horrifying mystery of the missing Countess of Wolfenbach. But when her uncle tracks her down, can she escape his despicable intentions?

One of the seven "horrid novels" named in Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey, Castle of Wolfenbach is perhaps the most important of the early Gothic novels, predating both The Mysteries of Udolpho and The Monk.

This edition reprints the complete text of the 1793 edition and includes a new introduction by Diane Long Hoeveler, one of the foremost modern scholars of Gothic literature and feminism.

Odd Thomas

Odd Thomas: Book 1

Dean Koontz

"The dead don't talk. I don't know why." But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Meet Odd Thomas, the unassuming young hero of Dean Koontz's dazzling New York Times bestseller, a gallant sentinel at the crossroads of life and death who offers up his heart in these pages and will forever capture yours.

Sometimes the silent souls who seek out Odd want justice. Occasionally their otherworldly tips help him prevent a crime. But this time it's different. A stranger comes to Pico Mundo, accompanied by a horde of hyena-like shades who herald an imminent catastrophe. Aided by his soul mate, Stormy Llewellyn, and an unlikely community of allies that includes the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Odd will race against time to thwart the gathering evil. His account of these shattering hours, in which past and present, fate and destiny, converge, is a testament by which to live—an unforgettable fable for our time destined to rank among Dean Koontz's most enduring works.

Forever Odd

Odd Thomas: Book 2

Dean Koontz

I see dead people. But then, by God, I do something about it. Odd Thomas never asked for his special ability. He's just an ordinary guy trying to live a quiet life in the small desert town of Pico Mundo. Yet he feels an obligation to do right by his otherworldly confidants, and that's why he's won hearts on both sides of the divide between life and death. But when a childhood friend disappears, Odd discovers something worse than a dead body and embarks on a heart-stopping battle of will and wits with an enemy of exceptional cunning. In the hours to come there can be no innocent bystanders, and every sacrifice can tip the balance between despair and hope.

You're invited on an unforgettable journey through a world of terror and transcendence to wonders beyond imagining. And you can have no better guide than Odd Thomas.

Brother Odd

Odd Thomas: Book 3

Dean Koontz

Loop me in, odd one. The words, spoken in the deep of night by a sleeping child, chill the young man watching over her. For this was a favorite phrase of Stormy Llewellyn, his lost love. In the haunted halls of the isolated monastery where he had sought peace, Odd Thomas is stalking spirits of an infinitely darker nature.

As he steadfastly journeys toward his mysterious destiny, Odd Thomas has established himself as one of the most beloved and unique fictional heroes of our time. Now, wielding all the power and magic of a master storyteller at the pinnacle of his craft, Dean Koontz follows Odd into a singular new world where he hopes to make a fresh beginning—but where he will meet an adversary as old and inexorable as time itself.

Odd Hours

Odd Thomas: Book 4

Dean Koontz

Only a handful of fictional characters are recognized by first name alone. Dean Koontz’s Odd Thomas is one such literary hero, who has come alive in readers’ imaginations as he explores the greatest mysteries of this world and the next with his inimitable wit, heart, and quiet gallantry. Now Koontz follows Odd as he is drawn onward, to a destiny he cannot imagine. Haunted by dreams of an all-encompassing red tide, Odd is pulled inexorably to the sea, to a small California coastal town where nothing is as it seems.

Odd Apocalypse

Odd Thomas: Book 5

Dean Koontz

Once presided over by a flamboyant Hollywood mogul during the Roaring ’20s, the magnificent West Coast property known as Roseland is now home to a reclusive billionaire financier and his faithful servants. And, at least for the moment, it’s also a port in the storm for Odd Thomas and his traveling companion, the inscrutably charming Annamaria, the Lady of the Bell. In the wake of Odd’s most recent clash with lethal adversaries, the opulent manor’s comforts should be welcome. But there’s far more to Roseland than meets even the extraordinary eye of Odd, who soon suspects it may be more hell than haven.

A harrowing taste of Roseland’s terrors convinces Odd that it’s time to hit the road again. Still, the prescient Annamaria insists that they’ve been led there for a reason, and he’s promised to do his best for the ghost on horseback. Just how deep and dreadful are the mysteries Roseland and her masters have kept for nearly a century? And what consequences await whoever is brave, or mad, enough to confront the most profound breed of evil? Odd only knows. Like his acclaimed creator, the irresistible Odd Thomas is in top-notch form-as he takes on what may well be the most terrifying challenge yet in his curious career.

Deeply Odd

Odd Thomas: Book 6

Dean Koontz

How do you make sure a crime that hasn't happened yet, never does? That's the critical question facing Odd Thomas, the young man with a unique ability to commune with restless spirits and help them find justice and peace. But this time, it's the living who desperately need Odd on their side. Three helpless innocents will be brutally executed unless Odd can intervene in time. Who the potential victims are and where they can be found remain a mystery. The only thing Odd knows for sure is who the killer will be: the homicidal stranger who tried to shoot him dead in a small-town parking lot.

With the ghost of Alfred Hitchcock riding shotgun and a network of unlikely allies providing help along the way, Odd embarks on an interstate game of cat and mouse with his sinister quarry. He will soon learn that his adversary possesses abilities that may surpass his own and operates in service to infinitely more formidable foes, with murder a mere prelude to much deeper designs. Traveling across a landscape haunted by portents of impending catastrophe, Odd will do what he must and go where his path leads him, drawing ever closer to the dark heart of his long journey-and, perhaps, to the bright light beyond.

Saint Odd

Odd Thomas: Book 7

Dean Koontz

Odd Thomas is back where it all started... because the time has come to finish it. Since he left his simple life in the small town of Pico Mundo, California, his journey has taken him to places strange and wonderful, mysterious and terrifying. Across the land, in the company of mortals and spirits alike, he has known kindness and cruelty, felt love and loss, saved lives and taken them--as he's borne witness to humanity's greatest good and darkest evil. Again and again, he has gone where he must and done what he had to do--for better or worse--with his courage and devotion sorely tested, and his soul forever changed. Every triumph has been hard won. Each sacrifice has taken its toll.

Now, whatever destiny drives him has finally steered his steps home, where those he cares for most surround him, the memory of his tragically lost true love haunts him, and one last challenge--vast and dreadful--awaits him. For Odd Thomas, born to serve a purpose far greater than himself, the wandering is done. Only the reckoning remains.

ODY-C Vol. 2: Sons of the Wolf

ODY-C: Book 2

Matt Fraction
Christian Ward

Some people would do anything for love... even go to war... forever. What happened to Ene the Conqueror, and He, of Troiia, after the end of the Troiian War and they departed for home, reunited at last? It doesn't go well for either of them, it turns out. You think war is hell? Try being married to these two. This legendary couple finds themselves trapped on a world where madness reigns and blood flows daily. To escape, Ene must hunt and kill the bastard son of a god and He must weave stories night after night hoping to stay alive long enough for his bride to rescue him...

The White Wolf's Son: The Albino Underground

Oona Von Bek: Book 3

Michael Moorcock

The multiple award-winning author of The Dreamthiefs Daughter and The Skrayling Tree delivers a stirring new novel in his beloved Elric the Eternal Champion saga. When Una, granddaughter of Oona the Dreamthiefs Daughter and Count Ulric von Bek, is left alone at the family house in Yorkshire Dales, all kinds of strange visitors start appearing. They believe that she will lead them to the White Wolfs son, control of whom will give them immense power. They are also searching for The Runestaff, a manifestation of the Holy Grail that Unas family has protected for centuries. Only with the help of the White Wolfs son will Una be able to prevent the power of The Runestaff from falling into the hands of the most evil creatures in creation.

Wolf's Bane

Otherworld: Kate & Logan: Book 1

Kelley Armstrong

Summer camp is a traditional teenage rite of passage, but when you add supernatural powers to the typically high dosage of adolescent hormones - you get an even more combustible mix. Sixteen-year-old werewolf twins Kate and Logan Danvers are none too thrilled at being shipped off to a supernatural youth leadership conference in West Virginia.

From the moment they arrive at the camp, the twins sense something is off and they react in their usual manner - Logan reserving judgement and surveying the setup, while Kate charges forward determined to get answers. Kate and Logan quickly ascertain that most of the conference attendees have already formed hostile factions, leaving the twins and a few other misfits to band together.

What seems like teen hormones in overdrive becomes something much more dangerous, even deadly. Add in a strange magic-warded cabin in the woods and a local history rife with curses and macabre legends, and it becomes clear this was a really, really bad place to build a camp for teenage supernaturals.

Wolf's Curse

Otherworld: Kate & Logan: Book 2

Kelley Armstrong

For Kate and Logan Danvers, sixteen-year-old twins of the werewolf Alpha, nothing could ruin a summer faster than the words "supernatural teen leadership conference." They expected a boring week of earnest political discussions and team-building exercises. Instead, in Wolf's Bane, they got a crash-course in real-life leadership, when the camp imploded and the twins and their new friends fled into the West Virginia forest.

Now, in Wolf's Curse, the group has taken refuge in a magically warded cabin only to discover that they might have been safer taking their chances with the demon outside. Trapped in a dark witch's sanctuary, surrounded by hell hounds, the twins will need to hone their leader and team building skills fast. There are battles to be waged and mysteries to be solved. Friendships to be forged in conflict and lost in betrayal. Even romances spark to life amid the turmoil. It might not be the way Kate and Logan expected to spend their week, but it will certainly be a summer camp to remember.

Wolfsbane

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 62

Jacqueline Rayner

Harry is dead. Having left him abandoned and alone in pre-war Britain, the Fourth Doctor and Sarah try to solve the mystery of his death. But the only witness is in a lunatic asylum, driven mad by what he has seen. He tells of murder and mutilation, of living trees and long-dead legends, of wolfmen and war... And of a mysterious stranger known only as the Doctor. Can it be true that Harry discovered the last resting place of the Holy Grail? Why are the flowers and trees in a Somerset village in full bloom at Christmas? And is it just a coincidence that Harry died under a full moon?

House of the Wolf

Phoenix Legacy: Book 3

M. K. Wren

In an empire on the brink of implosion, the Society of the Phoenix is the only alternative to catastrophe. Yet it is regarded by the rulers of the Concord as treasonable and a greater threat than the ominous rumblings of a Bond uprising. The Phoenix is led by Alex Ransom, once the first born of the House of DeKoven Woolf, but Commander Ransom now lies in an underground infirmary, critically wounded and comatose after a vital foray into Concord territory.

But the mission of the Phoenix remains steadfast, and a new leader emerges: Jael the Outsider. Meanwhile, one of the original founders of the Phoenix, Dr. Erica Radek, fights for Ransom's life as hard as she fights for the survival of the Concord. Erica also has a third mission: to find Lady Adrien Eliseer, who has vanished without a trace from the Two Systems. Erica knows that Adrien is the key to Alex's survival.

As war looms, the Concord must face the Phoenix, and only one will rise from the ashes.

Wolf Rain

Psy-Changeling Trinity: Book 3

Nalini Singh

Kidnapped as a young girl, her psychic powers harnessed by a madman, Memory lives a caged and isolated existence... until she comes face-to-face with a wolf. Labelled an empath by her bad-tempered rescuer, Memory knows that her 'gift' is nothing so bright. It is a terrible darkness that means she will always be hunted.

But Memory is free now and she intends to live. A certain growly wolf can just deal with it.

Alexei prefers to keep his packmates at bay, the bleak history of his family a constant reminder that mating, love, hope is not for him. But Memory, this defiant and fearless woman who stands toe-to-toe with him awakens the most primal part of his nature--and soon, he must make a choice: risk everything or lose Memory to a murderous darkness that wants to annihilate her from existence...

Star Wolf!

Qanar: Book 3

Ted White

Makstarn was ugly, an outcast in the midst of the beautiful people of his tribe. Where they were tall and slender, he was short and squat. Where they were golden, touched with the beauty of the dawn, he was black and hairy... and hated by those of his own generation. It little mattered that the Elders respected him for what he was... and for what his father, Max Quest, had been; the young were all that mattered.

And their hatred drove him at last from the tribe, and on an impossible journey in search of the memory of his father... and in search of his own manhood.

The Wolf's Call

Raven's Blade: Book 1

Anthony Ryan

VAELIN AL SORNA RETURNS

Anthony Ryan's debut novel Blood Song--the first book of the Raven's Shadow series - took the fantasy world by storm. Now, he continues that saga with The Wolf's Call, which begins a thrilling new story of razor-sharp action and epic adventure.

Peace never lasts.

Vaelin Al Sorna is a living legend, his name known across the Realm. It was his leadership that overthrew empires, his blade that won hard-fought battles - and his sacrifice that defeated an evil more terrifying than anything the world had ever seen. He won titles aplenty, only to cast aside his earned glory for a quiet life in the Realm's northern reaches.

Yet whispers have come from across the sea - rumours of an army called the Steel Horde, led by a man who believes himself a god. Vaelin has no wish to fight another war, but when he learns that Sherin, the woman he lost long ago, has fallen into the Horde's grasp, he resolves to confront this powerful new threat.

To this end, Vaelin travels to the realms of the Merchant Kings, a land ruled by honor and intrigue. There, as the drums of war thunder across kingdoms riven by conflict, Vaelin learns a terrible truth: that there are some battles that even he may not be strong enough to win.

Wolf's Brother

Reindeer People: Book 2

Megan Lindholm

The compelling sequel to The Reindeer People , a saga of magic and triumph in an ancient world.

Kerlew stared at the immense stone that jutted up from the tundra. Power radiated from it like heat from a fire. It attracted the boy and filled him with fear.

And then he was alone.

There was a brush of sound, of dark moving shadows and then the sudden flash of a glistening eye. He pressed his palms back against the stone's rough surface and faced the night creatures that surrounded him.

The magic is strong in Kerlew. Every day it grows, reaching out to the Wolf spirit that will be his guide. But the magic in Kerlew that calls to the beasts and to the spirit world also calls to Carp, the evil old shaman, who follows Kerlew and his mother, Tillu, across the frozen wastes. When he finds them, he will bind them to him, and shape Kerlew's powers for his own uses.

Who Censored Roger Rabbit?

Roger Rabbit

Gary K. Wolf

"Who'd want to kill a dumb cartoon bunny?"

That's what Eddie Valiant wants to know. He's the toughest private eye in Los Angeles, and he'll handle anything - if you're human. If you're a Toon, that's another story.

Eddie doesn't like Toons - those cartoon characters who live side-by-side with humans. Not the way they look, and especially not the way they talk: word-filled balloons come out of their mouths and then disintegrate, leaving dust all over his rug.

Eddie will work for a Toon if his cash supply is low enough. So he reluctantly agrees when Roger Rabbit, a Toon who plays straight man (or should that be straight rabbit) in the Baby Herman cartoon series, asks him to find out who's been trying - unsuccessfully - to buy his contract from the DeGreasy Brothers syndicate.

Then Rocco DeGreasy is murdered - and Roger is the prime suspect! The rabbit is also, as Eddie soon discovers, very, very dead.

Who censored Roger Rabbit? And who shot Rocco DeGreasy? Was it Roger, or was it Rocco's hot-cha-cha girlfriend, Jessica Rabbit? Why had Jessica - a pretty steamy number for a Toon - ever married a dopey bunny in the first place? And why does everybody want Roger's battered old teakettle?

As Eddie combs L.A. from the executive suites of the DeGreasy Brothers to Sid Sleaze's porno comic studio, he uncovers art thefts, blackmail plots... and the cagiest killer he's ever faced.

In Who Censored Roger Rabbit?, author Gary K. Wolf has created a wonderfully skewed - and totally believable - world compounded of equal parts Raymond Chandler, Lewis Carroll, and Warner Brothers. This riotously surreal spoof of the hard-boiled detective novel is packed with action and laughs. From first page to last, Who Censored Roger Rabbit? is sheer delight.

Celebrated author Gary K. Wolf's cult classic and highly praised novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit? is the basis for the blockbuster Walt Disney/Steven Spielberg Academy Award winning film Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

Who P-P-Plugged Roger Rabbit?

Roger Rabbit: Book 2

Gary K. Wolf

Welcome to Toontown where cartoon characters - Toons - live side-by-side with humans. The whole Who Framed Roger Rabbit cast is here: Roger Rabbit, Eddie Valiant, Baby Herman, and of course Jessica Rabbit, the sultriest woman ever "drawn that way." They're up to their old tricks in a whimsical new mystery by Toontown's original creator, the man who first brought these delightful creatures to life.

Who P-p-p-plugged Roger Rabbit? opens with a call from Roger to hard-boiled private eye Eddie Valiant. Roger suspects that Jessica is baking her carrot cakes for movie heartthrob Clark Gable. The scandal threatens to rob Roger of the Rhett Butler role in the soon-to-be-filmed Toon musical comedy Gone with the Wind.

Investigating Jessica's alleged affair, valiant Eddie finds adultery turning to murder. In no time flat, he's up to his fedora in a nasty web of deceit, intrigue, and Hollywood corruption including reports from all over of a swindling, cheating, blackmailing.... Roger!!?!?! Something is really p-p-p-popping in Toontown!

Some of the wildest creatures seen in fiction (and real life) abound: Police Sergeant Bulldog Bascomb, a full-blooded hound with razor-sharp teeth sunk into Eddie's case: Heddy, Eddie's sister and possible prime suspect; Kirk Enigman, a very "shadow"-y guy; and Joellyn, Jessica's twin sister, shockingly different in one small way! As if this isn't enough, human luminaries run fast and furious. In addition to Gable, David O. Selznick, Carole Lombard (Baby Herman's latest plaything), and Vivien Leigh (Valiant's dalliance?) all play a role.

Who P-p-p-plugged Roger Rabbit? is a comically brilliant sequel, as unique and original as the first time we saw Roger and Jessica together in Wolf's Who Censored Roger Rabbit?, the book that kicked off the whole Toon craze. This version includes an author's sketch of Roger Rabbit PLUS autographs of Gary K. Wolf AND Roger Rabbit himself!

Who Wacked Roger Rabbit?

Roger Rabbit: Book 3

Gary K. Wolf

Hard-boiled gumshoe Eddie Valiant lands a plum job as Gary Cooper's bodyguard while Coop scouts locations for his next movie-a screwball comedy titled Hi, Toon! But Eddie's dream job quickly turns into a nightmare. The film's being shot in Toontown, and Coop's co-star turns out to be none other than Roger Rabbit. Eddie's a big fan of Coop. Of Roger? Not so much.

Now a sinister hoodlum is threatening to murder Coop if the movie gets made. Before long, Eddie, Coop, Roger, and the ever-glamorous Jessica Rabbit are embroiled in a mystery that could destroy Toontown. When Roger bites off more Toonish trouble than Eddie can swallow, the answer to the question Who Wacked Roger Rabbit? suddenly becomes no laughing matter.

"Even the Incredible Hulk calls Who Wacked Roger Rabbit? a SMASH!" -Stan Lee Includes an author's sketch of Roger Rabbit PLUS autographs of Gary K. Wolf AND Roger Rabbit himself! The detective on the cover is portrayed by Mr. Wolf.

Silverwolf

Rowankind: Book 2

Jacey Bedford

A swashbuckling adventure following privateer Ross Tremayne introduces Jacey Bedford's magical alternate history series, Rowankind

Britain, 1801. King George's episodic sanity is almost as damaging as his madness. First Consul Napoleon is gathering his forces in France. The disease of democracy is spreading. The world is poised on the brink of the modern era, but the rowankind, long a source of free labor, have shaken off their bonds.

Some have returned to laru to find freedom with the Fae; others are trying to find a place in the world, looking for fair treatment under the law. The course of the industrial revolution may change forever.

Wild magic is on the rise. Creatures of legend are returning to the world: kelpies, pixies, trolls, hobs, and goblins. Ross and Corwen, she a summoner witch and he a wolf shapechanger, have freed the rowankind from bondage, but now they are caught in the midst of the conflict, while trying their best to avoid the attention of the Mysterium, the government organization which would see them hanged for their magic.

When an urgent letter calls Corwen back to Yorkshire, he and Ross become embroiled in dark magic, family secrets, and industrial treachery. London beckons. There they discover a missing twin, an unexpected friend, and an old enemy--called Walsingham.

Yorath the Wolf

Rulers of Hylor: Book 2

Cherry Wilder

Reared in secret because of a birth defect, Yorath, prince and heir to the throne of Mel'Nir, only learns of his heritage after many adventures and encounters and then must decide what course his life will follow. Sequel to "A Princess of the Chameln" and second book of the "Rulers of Hylor" trilogy.

Brotherhood of the Wolf

Runelords: Book 2

David Farland

The epic struggle begun in THE SUM OF ALL MEN continues in BROTHERHOOD OF THE WOLF. Gaborn has managed to drive off Raj Ahten, but Ahten is far from defeated. Striking at far-flung cities and fortresses and killing dedicates, Ahten seeks to draw out the Earth King from his seat of power, in order to crush him. But as they weaken each other's forces in battle, the armies of an ancient and implacable enemy issue forth from the very bowels of the Earth. . .

Wolfsbane

Sianim: Book 4

Patricia Briggs

Shapeshifting mercenary Aralorn leads a dangerous existence. Now she must return home for her noble father, the Lyon of Lambshold, has passed away. But when Aralorn and her companion Wolf arrive, they find he's not dead, but ensorcelled by the ae'Magi, using him as a conduit to destroy Aralorn and Wolf. She must overcome this mysterious mist or fall to the blackest of magic.

The Cat

Solar Cycle

Gene Wolfe

This short story originally appeared in the anthology World Fantasy 1983: Sixty Years of Weird Tales (1983), edited by Robert Weinberg. It can also be found in the anthologies The Year's Best Science Fiction: First Annual Collection (1984), edited by Gardner Dozois, and Magicats! (1984), edited by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois. The story is included in the collections Endangered Species (1989) and The Castle of the Otter (2016).

The Map

Solar Cycle

Gene Wolfe

This short story originally appeared in Light Years and Dark: Science Fiction and Fantasy Of and For Our Time (1984), edited by Michael Bishop. It can also be found in the anthologies The Year's Best Science Fiction: Second Annual Collection (1985) and The Furthest Horizon: SF Adventures to the Far Future (2000), both edited by Garnder Dozois. The story is included in Endangered Species (1989).

Ragnar Blackmane

Space Wolf / Ragnar Blackmane

Aaron Dembski-Bowden

Ragnar Blackmane is a legend of the Space Wolves, the youngest warrior ever to rise to command a Great Company. As he battles the forces of Abaddon the Despoiler on the war-ravaged world of Cadia, Ragnar remembers the events that brought him to this place and time, and relates two great sagas from his past, each bringing him into conflict with brother Space Marines from other Chapters, the secretive Dark Angels and savage Flesh Tearers. As these tales influence the events of the present, Ragnar comes to realise that his past actions have consequences.

Space Wolf: The Second Omnibus

Space Wolf / Ragnar Blackmane

William King
Lee Lightner

This omnibus contains three books in the Space Wolf series by William King and Lee Lightner

Wolfblade
The ancient Navigator House of Belisarius has long been bound to the mighty Space Wolves as allies. In return for the means to navigate the treacherous warp, the Space Wolves provide an honour guard of elite warriors--the Wolfblade--to protect the House. When Ragnar takes up his duties on ancient Terra he soon becomes embroiled in an assassination plot that reaches into the very depths of Imperium!

Sons of Fenris
Ragnar Blackmane is a legend within the hallowed ranks of the Space Wolves--his exploits are legendary and his courage is limitless. When Ragnar is sent to investigate reports of Chaos attacks on the planet Hyades, he encounters his Chapter's most bitter rivals--the Dark Angels Space Marines. As old feuds come to the fore, both sides call in reinforcements and the situation quickly escalates out of control. Can these two ancient rivals call a truce and work together or will the savage forces of Chaos exploit the infighting and complete their nefarious plans?

Wolf's Honour
Following events described in Sons of Fenris, the Space Wolves find themselves under attack from all sides by the Thousand Sons Chaos Space marines. In a last-ditch attempt to stop their ancient enemy, Ragnar and his battle-brothers launch a lightning strike on the Thousand Sons' base. Will the Space Wolves triumph, and can Ragnar retrieve the Spear of Russ from his nemesis, the Chaos Space Marine Madox?

The Space Wolf Omnibus

Space Wolf / Ragnar Blackmane

William King

The howling fury of the Space Wolves is about to be unleashed! On the grim death world of Fenris, the sparse population faces a daily battle for survival against lethal monsters and rival tribes. But Fenris is also home to the mighty Space Wolves Chapter of Space Marines, the Emperor's elite warriors in a universe full of aliens, heretics and mutants.

The adventures of Ragnar begin when he is revived from a savage death in battle and inducted into the ranks of the Space Wolves. But can the ferocious Ragnar conquer the beast within and fulfil his destiny on the battlefields of the 41st millennium?

Written by William King, the Space Wolf Omnibus is a searing collection of the novels Space Wolf, Ragnar's Claw and Grey Hunter.

Space Wolf

Space Wolf / Ragnar Blackmane: Book 1

William King

On the grim death-world of Fenris, the Space Wolves Chapter selects its aspirants from the best and brightest of the young tribesmen. Ragnar of the Thunderfist tribe finds his life changed forever when he is chosen.

After being revived from a savage death on the battlefield, Ragnar is recruited into the fearsome Space Wolves Chapter. He is then thrown into a galactic war against the dark forces of Chaos. However, the implanting of the Canis Helix unleashes his primal instincts and Ragnar must fight to control the beast within him.

Ragnar's Claw

Space Wolf / Ragnar Blackmane: Book 2

William King

A deadly plague is ravaging the planet of Aerius and millions of Imperial citizens are dying. Inquisitor Sternberg turns to the fearsome Space Wolves for aidin the recovery of the ancient Talisman of Lykos, which he believes can cure the corruption ravaging the world.

Ragnar Blackmane and his squad of Blood Claws embark on a near-suicidal mission to retrieve the talisman before it is too late. But this is no ordinary plague, and the servants of Nurgle await the Space Wolves. Will they be able to overcome the forces of Chaos, or is Aerius doomed?

Grey Hunter

Space Wolf / Ragnar Blackmane: Book 3

William King

Ragnar Blackmane is unique among the Space Wolves in that he ascended to the Wolf Guard without ever being a Grey Hunter. But how did he manage such a feat? The beginnings of that story are told here...

When the Spear of Russ, an ancient relic of the Space Wolves once wielded by Leman Russ himself, is stolen, the Chapter seeks its return on the world of Garm. But when they are ambushed by the forces of Chaos the enraged Space Wolves learn that there is more to the attack than they could have guessed, for an ancient enemy of the Chapter is propehsied to be reborn...

Wolfblade

Space Wolf / Ragnar Blackmane: Book 4

William King

The ancient Navigator House of Belisarius has long been bound to the mighty Space Wolves as allies. In return for the means to navigate the treacherous warp, the Space Wolves provide an honour guard of elite warriors--the Wolfblade--to protect the House.

When Ragnar, exiled to Terra for his role in the loss of the Spear of Russ, takes up his duties on ancient Terra he soon becomes embroiled in an assassination plot that reaches into the very depths of Imperium! Unused to the delicate political machinations, Ragnar must resort to the howling fury of the Wolves if he is to save this noble dynasty and regain his honour!

Sons of Fenris

Space Wolf / Ragnar Blackmane: Book 5

Lee Lightner

When reports reach Terra of a Chaos incursion on Hyades, Ragnar Blackmane and his Wolfblade brothers are sent to investigate. But once there, they find that all is not what it seems.

The Dark Angels, ancient rivals of the Space Wolves, are present and eager to allow old feuds to come to the fore. When both Chapters call in reinforcements, the situation quickly escalates out of control--and there is still the threat of renegades and traitors waiting for them...

Wolf's Honour

Space Wolf / Ragnar Blackmane: Book 6

Lee Lightner

For ten thousand years, the Thousand Sons have sought revenge upon the Space Wolves for the destruction of their home world of Prospero. Now, the time may have come for their final victory. When the Chapter comes under attack, it falls to Ragnar Blackmane and his brothers to launch a lightning strike on the Thousand Sons in a last ditch attempt to stop their ruinous plans.

With the aid of brothers long thought lost, Ragnar seeks to retrieve the Spear of Russ, and not only save the day, but regain his honour. But his nemesis, the sorceror Madox, has claimed the spear and stand between the Young Wolf and his victory.

Blood of Asaheim

Space Wolf / Ragnar Blackmane: Book 7

Chris Wraight

The feral warrior-kings of Fenris, the Space Wolves are the sons of Leman Russ. Savage heroes, few can match their ferocity in battle. After half a century apart, Space Wolves Ingvar and Gunnlaugr are reunited.

Sent to defend an important shrine world against the plague-ridden Death Guard, the Grey Hunters clash with the pious Sisters of Battle, who see the Space Wolves as little better than the enemy they fight. As enemies close in around them and treachery is revealed, Gunnlaugr and his warriors must hold the defenders together--even as hidden tensions threaten to tear their pack apart.

Stormcaller

Space Wolf / Ragnar Blackmane: Book 8

Chris Wraight

The feral warrior-kings of Fenris, the Space Wolves are the sons of Leman Russ. Savage heroes, few can match their ferocity in battle. As events on the plague-wracked world of Ras Shakeh spin out of control, the Imperium descends upon the world in force.

Njal Stormcaller, Space Wolves Rune Priest, arrives to reinforce the embattled Jarnhamar pack, and finds his battle-brothers at one another's throats, each pursuing their own agendas. Meanwhile, the forces of the Ecclesiarchy arrive to retake their world and uncover the sinister secret behind Ras Shakeh's corruption, a secret that threatens the survival of the Imperium itself'

Legacy of the Wulfen

Space Wolf / Ragnar Blackmane: Book 9

Robbie MacNiven
David Annandale

The Space Wolves are a proud and fierce Chapter, who have a long and storied history. Not all of their sagas, however, are glorious. There are secrets buried deep in their past, and enemies eternal, earned by acts committed in a lost and half-forgotten age.

When the worlds of Fenris come under attack from a malevolent daemon tide, all who serve the Fang answer. War engulfs the Space Wolves as never before, but amongst the carnage lurks a greater horror: the return of their lost brothers, the dark legacy of Russ. Can the Space Wolves survive the revelation of the Wulfen?

CONTENTS:
Curse of the Wulfen by David Annandale
Legacy of Russ by Robbie MacNiven

Spice and Wolf 1

Spice and Wolf: Book 1

Isuna Hasekura

The life of a traveling merchant is a lonely one, a fact with which Kraft Lawrence is well acquainted. Wandering from town to town with just his horse, cart, and whatever wares have come his way, the peddler has pretty well settled into his routine-that is, until the night Lawrence finds a wolf goddess asleep in his cart. Taking the form of a fetching girl with wolf ears and a tail, Holo has wearied of tending to harvests in the countryside and strikes up a bargain with the merchant to lend him the cunning of "Holo the Wisewolf" to increase his profits in exchange for taking her along on his travels. What kind of businessman could turn down such an offer? Lawrence soon learns, though, that having an ancient goddess as a traveling companion can be a bit of a mixed blessing. Will this wolf girl turn out to be too wild to tame?

Spice and Wolf 2

Spice and Wolf: Book 2

Isuna Hasekura

Following his good fortune in Pazzio, Lawrence is confident that he is on the path to realizing his dream of becoming a town merchant. One ill-informed business decision, though, leaves him teetering on the brink of bankruptcy and ruin! With no assets to his name - other than the cunning of his fetching traveling companion, Holo the Wisewolf - Lawrence may need to resort to illicit means to put his affairs in order. With all of the merchant's plans hinging on one beautiful young shepherdess - for whose vocation Holo holds no affection - Lawrence's prospects, both personal and professional, are looking grim!

Spice and Wolf 3

Spice and Wolf: Book 3

Isuna Hasekura

Having narrowly escaped financial ruin, Lawrence turns his attention to helping Holo find her ancient homeland in the North. But how long can a traveling merchant afford to wander the countryside looking for a village that he suspects may have ceased to exist long ago? When a rival merchant sets his sights on Lawrence's beautiful companion, though, can Lawrence truly be confident that Holo will remain by his side? Has the time come when Lawrence must ask himself whether his relationship with the Wisewolf is business or pleasure?

Spice and Wolf 4

Spice and Wolf: Book 4

Isuna Hasekura

Continuing their journey north, Lawrence and Holo stop in the village of Tereo in hopes of finding a local abbey where they might uncover more information regarding the fate of Holo's ancient home, Yoitsu. Soon after their arrival, though, the companions are caught up in a local dispute between Tereo and the neighboring town of Enberch that could cost Lawrence and Holo both their fortunes and their lives! With the Wisewolf's help, can Lawrence devise a way to save an entire town from ruin - and his skin and that of his traveling companion in the process?

Spice and Wolf 5

Spice and Wolf: Book 5

Isuna Hasekura

Arriving in the town of Lenos, Lawrence and Holo take a respite from their travels north - but a true businessman never rests! It isn't long before an opportunity for profit presents itself to Lawrence, one that could fulfill his dreams of owning his own establishment. But as always, the promise of great reward carries great risk - and risk is never greater than when one plans to use a wisewolf as collateral! As Lawrence and Holo feel the ties binding them stretched thin, has the time come for the pair to go their separate ways?

Spice and Wolf 6

Spice and Wolf: Book 6

Isuna Hasekura

As Holo and Lawrence begin the final leg of their journey, Lawrence decides to accompany Holo to her ancient home of Yoitsu, if only to forestall their parting just a bit longer. Boarding a ship from the port of Lenos (much to the chagrin of the wisewolf, who is none too fond of water!), the pair's fate becomes entangled with that of a boy named Col, whose tale of his circumstances - combined with the gossip of the sailors - leads to a shocking revelation about Holo's homeland!

Spice and Wolf 7: Side Colors

Spice and Wolf: Book 7

Isuna Hasekura

In a break from Lawrence and Holo's ongoing adventures, author Isuna Hasekura presents "Side Colors," a series of short vignettes focusing on the fans' favorite characters.

Spice and Wolf 8: The Town of Strife 1

Spice and Wolf: Book 8

Isuna Hasekura

Hearing rumors of a "leg bone of the wolf" being used as an artifact of the Church to showcase its power, Lawrence and Holo head to the site to gather more information. Holo can't just turn away from what might be a relic of her own kind, after all. Of course, upon arrival, the travelers find that the town is the center of a giant trade dispute! Seems that Col will be getting a lesson in microeconomics!

Spice and Wolf 9: The Town of Strife 2

Spice and Wolf: Book 9

Isuna Hasekura

The capture of a narwhal and the ensuing power struggle between the northern and southern districts of Kerube has Lawrence caught in the middle! Backed into a corner by his own trade guild, can the merchant find a way to extricate himself from this delicate situation? And what of the wolf bone from Holo's pack? Can the Wisewolf of Yoitsu manage to keep her rage and frustration in check?

Spice and Wolf 10

Spice and Wolf: Book 10

Isuna Hasekura

After the turmoil in Kerube, Lawrence and his companions make for the Kingdom of Winfiel across the sea. Their destination is the great abbey of Brondel, said to hold the wolf bones they seek. Arriving in the kingdom, they hear tell that the abbey, normally prosperous due to its great wool trade, has fallen into a financial crisis. Worse, the most powerful economic force in the world-the Ruvik Alliance-is entering the kingdom with its eye upon the abbey's land holdings...

Spice and Wolf 11: Side Colors II

Spice and Wolf: Book 11

Isuna Hasekura

As with the first Side Colors volume, Side Colors II departs once more from Lawrence and Holo's travels north, taking the reader off the beaten path to explore three exquisite side stories. Remember, it's not so much about the destination, as it is the journey...

Spice and Wolf 12

Spice and Wolf: Book 12

Isuna Hasekura

To obtain a map of the northlands, Lawrence and company leave the Kingdom of Winfiel and return to Kerube. Seeking out a silversmith of notorious reputation, they are introduced to the beautiful Fran Vonely who offers to provide what they seek. However, Fran's map comes with a price-in exchange, the party must travel with her to a village where an angel is said to have alighted and discover the truth behind the legend. But what of the rumor that a witch lives in that very same village...?

Spice and Wolf 13: Side Colors III

Spice and Wolf: Book 13

Isuna Hasekura

This collection of short stories from the world of Spice & Wolf features three new vignettes from Lawrence and Holo's journeys, as well as a novella that follows Norah the shepherdess and her faithful sheepdog, Enek, as they put the city of Ruvinheigen behind them and try to forge a new path for themselves...

Spice and Wolf 14

Spice and Wolf: Book 14

Isuna Hasekura

Having arranged to receive a map of the northlands from the silversmith, Lawrence's pleasure at imagining that he'll be able to travel to Yoitsu with Holo lasts but a moment, for when they revisit the town of Lenos, they immediately become entangled in the schemes that surround a forbidden book. The book is said to contain forbidden arts that might threaten Yoitsu itself, but to get it, Lawrence would have to return to his trading route, leaving insufficient time for him to go with Holo to Yoitsu. Faced with the harsh reality of this decision, what will Lawrence's solution be?!

Spice and Wolf 15: The Coin of the Sun I

Spice and Wolf: Book 15

Isuna Hasekura

The Myuri mercenary band--a troop named for one of Holo's old comrades. In order to find them, Lawrence and company make for Lesko, a town dominated by the copper-trading Debau Company. Rumors of the Debau Company's schemes to both open more mines and seize control of the northern lands swirl, along with rumors that they're concentrating military power in the town in preparation. But when Lawrence and Holo arrive in Lesko, they discover a surprisingly cheerful and peaceful place. What is really happening? Find out as the end of Holo the Wisewolf and Lawrence the traveling merchant's long journey draws close to its end!

Spice and Wolf 16: The Coin of the Sun II

Spice and Wolf: Book 16

Isuna Hasekura

With the Debau Company's plans to introduce a new currency, the town of Lesko is brimming with hopes and dreams. And with Holo by his side, Lawrence has decided to open a shop. But just before he can, he is confronted by two men who bring him Col's traveling bag. A rift within the Debau Company separates Holo and Lawrence, who find themselves pulled apart yet again. What will become of the merchant and the wolf? The finale of their tale is at hand!

Spice and Wolf 17

Spice and Wolf: Book 17

Isuna Hasekura

Several years have passed since the incidents surrounding the Coin of the Sun. Having received a letter from Holo, Norah the former shepherdess and Eve the merchant woman travel north--and on the way, they end up in the same wagon as Diana the alchemist! Were Lawrence and Holo able to find happiness for themselves?

In addition to an epilogue covering the days immediately after the events of Volume 16, this final book in the Spice and Wolf series includes three new short stories!

Spice and Wolf 18: Spring Log

Spice and Wolf: Book 18

Isuna Hasekura

The long-awaited continuation of the tale of Holo the Wise Wolf and the merchant Lawrence! Over ten years after Holo and Lawrence open "Bathhouse Spice and Wolf" in Nyohhira, the two climb up the mountain in order to help at the festival in Sverner. But Lawrence has an additional objective: to find more information about a new hot spring town near Nyohhira...

Spice and Wolf 19: Spring Log II

Spice and Wolf: Book 19

Isuna Hasekura

Blissful days continue for the ex-merchant and the wolf as they pass the days together in their mountain home. Ever since Col and Myuri set off on a journey of their own, the bathhouse has been a little shorthanded so a new hire was brought on. But this newcomer is a wolf, just like Holo and the problems with her joining the staff seem endless...

Spice and Wolf 20: Spring Log III

Spice and Wolf: Book 20

Isuna Hasekura

After a short summer, lively with guests, the bathhouse Spice & Wolf greets the momentary calm that is autumn.

The unusually enthusiastic Holo and an exasperated Lawrence want to have their fill of what the mountain-bound Nyohhira has to offer in autumn.

After a walk in the mountains the two return to the bathhouse with a basket-full of goodies, and there is a crowd of people at the entrance.

"I do not quite know what it might be, but it smells of many beasts."

The reason these sudden, out-of-season guests came to bathhouse is, Spice & Wolf!

Spice and Wolf 21: Spring Log IV

Spice and Wolf: Book 21

Isuna Hasekura

For Lawrence, the seed of all his worries is none other than his adorable only daughter, Myuri, who recently left home. Ever since her departure, this worrisome father has become more haggard and anxious with each passing day. Unable to ignore it any longer, his wife, Holo, entrusts the bathhouse to their friends and proposes that they embark on a journey of their own. To visit their daughter, of course. For the first time in over ten years, their cart returns to the road once again, rumbling along slowly, heavily laden with memories, emotions, and promises to fulfill. Though it's been a long time since they last traveled, the loving couple won't have to go far before they begin to hear rumors of Myuri-or rather, Saint Myuri?! What has that wild girl done now?

Spice and Wolf 22: Spring Log V

Spice and Wolf: Book 22

Isuna Hasekura

With the Nyohira bathhouse in good hands, Lawrence and Holo continue their journey, exploring the world anew. Of course, it wouldn't be much of an adventure if they didn't run into some new faces--and some old ones, too. So when their old friend Elsa asks them to investigate a cursed mountain to discover the secret of the wandering alchemists and a fallen angel, of course they accept. It may be some time yet until they catch up with Col and Myuri... who have somehow gotten into a bit of matrimonial trouble of their own?!

Spice and Wolf 23: Spring Log VI

Spice and Wolf: Book 23

Isuna Hasekura

Holo and Lawrence earn themselves another spot in the history books after they save Saronia from being swallowed in debt. In return for their help, the two receive an enviable reward--a noble title. While Lawrence is beyond delighted, Holo and Elsa are wary of the generous gift. Perhaps their fears are warranted, because it seems the title comes with a shady plot of land tied to the legend of a giant serpent!

Between more stories of summer adventure and moments of parting with friends new and old, Holo and Lawrence have at least a few more journeys in them.

Starhunt

Star Wolf

David Gerrold

Only an endless space war could have produced the Roger Burlingame. A war that had caused Earth to turn starships into instruments of total destruction. A war that had so drained Earth of resources that the Roger Burlingame was kept in service long after it should have been scrapped.

Now, light years from Earth, the great starship had sighted a quarry almost certain to defeat it in a fair fight. The captain's nerve was gone; the crew were on the verge of mutiny. And command had passed to a fanatical young first officer hungry for his first kill.

War had turned into hell--and this was a voyage of the damned...

Starhunt is an expansion of Yesterday's Children (1972).

The Voyage of the Star Wolf

Star Wolf: Book 1

David Gerrold

The first work in David Gerrold's Star Wolf trilogy, this tale pits the human members of the Star Wolf space vessel against the superhuman Morthan crew. Captain Jonathan Korie, hampered by the loss of most of the human fleet to the Morthans and a nearly disabled ship of his own, faces the Morthan threat driven by the need for survival and the desire for revenge. A classic of military science fiction, the Star Wolf trilogy combines rapid action with powerful studies of military character.

The Middle of Nowhere

Star Wolf: Book 2

David Gerrold

With an introduction by Spider Robinson

The Morthans were physically and mentally superior. Descended from humans, they were now, literally, "more-than" human... and considered the human race to be little better than animals. They would stop at nothing to conquer the remaining human-controlled worlds.

Docked for repairs after a harrowing battle with a Morthan ship, Jonathan Korie and his crew discover they have a Morthan imp aboard — a Morthan weapon so quick they have no chance of catching it, so clever they have no hope of outsmarting it and so deadly they have no choice but to try.

Blood and Fire

Star Wolf: Book 3

David Gerrold

With an introduction by D.C. Fontana

The Morthans were physically and mentally superior. Descended from humans, they were now, literally, "more-than" human ... and considered the human race to be little better than animals. They would stop at nothing to conquer the remaining human-controlled worlds.

Formerly a never-filmed script for Star Trek: The Next Generation, this conclusion to the Star Wolf trilogy finds Executive Officer Korie and the crew of the Star Wolf answering a distress call from a mysteriously lifeless ship. On board the Norway, they discover half-wave, half-particle clusters of golden light — and a dead man. The lights are the energy form of bloodworms, a fatal infestation that feeds off the energy of living bodies, which scientists on the Norway have developed for use in the Alliance's war against the Morthans. Officer Korie's struggle between his conscience and his desire for vengeance will determine not only the safety of the Star Wolf, but the fate of the enemies he's sworn to destroy.

David Lindsay

Starmont Reader's Guide: Book 9

Gary K. Wolfe

Gary K. Wolfe examines the life and work of British author David Lindsay, most famous for his novels "A Voyage to Arcturus," "The Haunted Woman," and "The Devil's Tor."

Gene Wolfe

Starmont Reader's Guide: Book 29

Joan Gordon

An annotated bibliography and criticism of Gene Wolfe's early science fiction and non-fiction writing.

Starwolf

Starwolf

Edmond Hamilton

Morgan Chane was a Starwolf - a member of the most infamous band of interstellar pirates in the galaxy. He had flown with the raiding packs, rockets screaming, to plunder the rich and slaughter the helpless.

But Morgan Chane was also a Terran, adopted as a child into the Starwolf clan. And when a quarrel erupted, Chane discovered that the Starwolves weighed his alien birth more heavily than all the years of comradeship. Now he is cast out of the clan, and running for his life.

But where, in all the galaxy, can a Starwolf expect to find refuge?

Contents:

The Weapon From Beyond

Starwolf: Book 1

Edmond Hamilton

The stars whispered: Die, Starwolf! Die!

Morgan Chane was an Earthman by parentage, but he had been born on the pirate-world Varna, whose heavy gravity had developed strength and incredibly quick reflexes in him. When he was old enough, he joined the raider-ships that looted the starworlds, and fought side by side with the dreaded Starwolves of Varna.

But then there was a fight among them. Chane killed their leader, and the other Starwolves turned on him. He barely got away alive – wounded near death, his Starwolf pursuers following him across the galaxy.

And there was nowhere he could seek refuge, for no world lift a hand to save one of the hated Starwolves.

This novel is contained in the Omnibus Starwolf

The Closed Worlds

Starwolf: Book 2

Edmond Hamilton

When Morgan Chane and his comrades of John Dilullo's interstellar mercenaries invaded the Close World of Arkuu in search of a lost Terran expedition, they found a planet of strange menace. Incredibly powerful monsters prowled though Arkuu's dense jungles, and the ghosts of the planet's past haunted its ancient deserted cities. The Arkuuns themselves fought grimly to drive the Terrans away. But at last Chane discovered the Free-Faring, the terrible alien secret of Arkuu... and suddenly he knew why no Terran had ever left the Closed Worlds alive.

This novel is contained in the Omnibus Starwolf

World of the Starwolves

Starwolf: Book 3

Edmond Hamilton

Morgan Chane was an Earthman by parentage, but he had been born on the pirate-world Varna, whose heavy gravity had developed strength and incredibly quick reflexes in him. When he was old enough, he joined the raider-ships that looted the starworlds, and fought side by side with the dreaded Starwolves of Varna.

But then there was a fight among them. Chane killed their leader, and the other Starwolves turned on him. He barely got away alive - wounded near death, his Starwolf pursuers following him across the galaxy.

And there was nowhere he could seek refuge, for no world lift a hand to save one of the hated Starwolves.

This novel is contained in the Omnibus Starwolf

The Wolf Worlds

Sten: Book 2

Chris Bunch
Allan Cole

The Eternal Emperor ruled countless worlds across the galaxy. Vast armies and huge fleets awaited his command. But when he needed a "little" job done right, he turned to Mantis Team and its small band of militant problem solvers.

Just then the Emperor needed to pacify the Wolf Worlds, the planets of an insignificant cluster that had raised space piracy to a low art.

And Mantis Team could use all the men it needed -- as long as it needed no more than two.

The Ladies of Mandrigyn

Sun-Wolf: Book 1

Barbara Hambly

Gifted with courage, strength, and the intelligence to know when to fight, Sun Wolf is the greatest mercenary in a land overrun by war. With his first lieutenant, Starhawk - a woman more deadly than any man - at his side, he has laid waste to countless cities, taking the best of their treasures for himself, and distributing the rest among his bloodthirsty crew.

Then a woman comes to him, an emissary from the town of Mandrigyn, a lush port city recently sacked by a powerful, mad wizard of unmatched abilities. She offers Sun Wolf untold riches for the use of his army, but the captain is not fool enough to wage war against a magician. He refuses her offer, but that is not the end of it. The women of Mandrigyn can be very persuasive.

The Witches of Wenshar

Sun-Wolf: Book 2

Barbara Hambly

Once, it was said, Wensha had been a city of witches, summoning and controlling demons for their evil magic. But in nearby Tandieras, Kaltha claimed to have found their lost book of spells to perform only white magic. When Sun Wolf arrived, he discovered increasing signs of evil magic and demon-controlling spells. And he realized, too late, that a new swarm of demons was trying to lure him to his death....

The Dark Hand of Magic

Sun-Wolf: Book 3

Barbara Hambly

Sun Wolf knew he had the power of magic, but he needed a master wizard to teach him to fully use his skills. But there was no one who could do the job. When he was called upon to help old friends against the ancient wizard, he did - thus ensuring a curse that would be executed, unless Sun Wolf could harness his own powers and find a way out....

Wolfwalker

Tales of the Wolves: Book 1

Tara K. Harper

Dion was a healer and a wolfwalker, and the unique telepathic bond that she shared with the wolf Gray Hishn sometimes seemed to amplify her sensitivity to her patients. But she never guessed how strong that bond could be, or what kind of power it could wield, until she found herself lost in the wilderness, with angry slavers at her heels and war on the horizon.

Suddenly she and her fellow travelers were fighting for their lives in the snowy winter wastes, where the wolves were their only guides, the greatest secret of the ancients their only salvation... and Dion their only hope to survive.

Wolf's Bane

Tales of the Wolves: Book 5

Tara K. Harper

TO TOUCH THE STARS

She was Dion the Wolfwalker, and through her telepathic bond with the Gray Ones, she could hear the packsong and run with the wolves. And now, as fate ripped from her almost everything she held dear, her wolfbond became her only reason to live, for she could not deny the Call of the wolves to help them. Driven by the need of the Gray Ones, she would seek out and confront the mysterious beings of the sky--the ones who had once brought death to the world. In eight hundred years, no human had survived that contact. But Dion could not avoid it. Only by facing the aliens could she save herself... and the future of the wolves!

Wolf in Night

Tales of the Wolves: Book 7

Tara K. Harper

Raised on a foreign world where telepathic wolves hunt in the mountains and mysterious aliens guard against the encroachment of humanity, Nori has grown up scouting in the wilderness. Like her mother before her, she searches for dangers that could devastate the isolated towns scattered across the countryside.

But the wolves have already encountered those forces. Now, disturbed by the sense of death along the broken cliffs of Ariye, they reach out to one who can help them. Unsuspecting, Nori answers the Grey Ones' call-only to find herself mentally bonded to a half-grown, ferocious wolf.

Spies and assassins stalk the scouts and wolfwalkers while a deadly threat, once thought to be contained, spreads across the land. Caught between the wolves and the horror of plague, and with hired hunters at her heels, Nori is hounded deep into the wilderness to begin a journey that must end in victory... or death.

Wolf’s Hill

The Black Road: Book 3

Simon Bestwick

Helen Damnation's rebellion against the Reapers has spread. All across post-nuclear Britain, the fires of revolution are beginning to burn. But her old enemy Tereus Winterborn still intends to rule supreme, and has a new ally in Dr Mordake, the creator of Project Tindalos - now monstrously transfigured by the forces he unleashed at Hobsdyke.

Their target is Helen's closest ally: the last Grendelwolf, Gevaudan Shoal. The worst tortures of all await him in the cells of the Pyramid. At Hobsdyke, in the tunnels beneath Graspen Hill, the legacy of the Night Wolves is waiting for him - along with secrets about Helen that threaten to tear both Gevaudan and the resistance apart.

With the Reapers poised to strike at the first sign of weakness, a series of brutal killings breaks out behind rebel lines - and the evidence leads back to Gevaudan's door. With all those closest to Helen turning against her, she faces her greatest challenge yet as Winterborn begins his bid for ultimate power.

Nightside the Long Sun

The Book of the Long Sun: Book 1

Gene Wolfe

Nightside the Long Sun is the beginning of the science fiction masterpiece from Gene Wolfe, Book of the Long Sun

Life on the Whorl, and the struggles and triumphs of Patera Silk to satisfy the demands of the gods, will captivate readers yearning for something new and different in science fiction, for the magic of the future.

Enormous in breadth and scope, Wolfe's ambitious new work opens out into a world of wonders, of gods and humans, aliens and machines, and mysterious adventures far out in space and deep inside the human spirit. It is set on a ship-world whose origins are shrouded in legend, ruled by strange gods who appear infrequently to their worshippers on large screens, and peopled by a human race changed by eons of time, yet familiar.

Lake of the Long Sun

The Book of the Long Sun: Book 2

Gene Wolfe

Lake of the Long Sun is the second volume in the Book of the Long Sun series from science fiction and fantasy master Gene Wolfe

It is the far future, and the giant spaceship, The Whorl, has traveled for forgotten generation towards its destination. Lit inside by the artificial Long Sun, The Whorl is so huge that you can see whole cities in the sky. And now the gods of The Whorl begin to intervene in human affairs. A god speaks to Patera Silk, a clergyman at work in the schoolyard of his church. Silk must go on a quest to save his church and his people.

Calde of the Long Sun

The Book of the Long Sun: Book 3

Gene Wolfe

A Nebula Award Finalist and Winner of the Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel, Caldé of the Long Sun is the third volume in science fiction Grand Master Gene Wolfe's Book of the Long Sun tetralogy.

Journeying aboard the generational starship the Whorl, the young priest Patera Silk becomes a prophet and revolutionary as he questions his faith while confronting a crime lord in a saga where "[Wolfe] continues to prove himself one of the genre's most literate writers and luminescent thinkers" (Library Journal).

Exodus From the Long Sun

The Book of the Long Sun: Book 4

Gene Wolfe

Exodus from the Long Sun concludes Gene Wolfe's masterful sci-fi epic series, the Book of the Long Sun

It is the far future, and the giant spaceship, The Whorl, has traveled for forgotten generations toward its destination.

Lit inside by the artificial Long Sun, The Whorl is so huge that whole cities can be seen in the sky. And the gods of The Whorl have begun to intervene in human affairs. An entirely unexpected future awaits as Patera Silk and the other inhabitants are confronted with the world of an alien race.

Wolfe's great work is complete, with the mysterious fullness of life itself.

The Book of the New Sun

The Book of the New Sun

Gene Wolfe

Recently voted the greatest fantasy of all time, after The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, Gene Wolfe's The Book of the New Sun is an extraordinary epic, set a million years in the future, on an Earth transformed in mysterious and wondrous ways, in a time when our present culture is no longer even a memory. Severian, the central character, is a torturer, exiled from his guild after falling in love with one of his victims, and journeying to the distant city of Thrax, armed with his ancient executioner's sword, Terminus Est.

Contents:

  • 5 - The Shadow of the Torturer - [Book of The New Sun - 1] - 1980
  • 249 - The Claw of the Conciliator - [Book of The New Sun - 2] - 1981
  • 483 - The Sword of the Lictor - [Book of The New Sun - 3] - 1982
  • 715 - The Citadel of the Autarch - [Book of The New Sun - 4] - 1983

The Shadow of the Torturer

The Book of the New Sun: Book 1

Gene Wolfe

The Shadow of the Torturer is the tale of young Severian, an apprentice in the Guild of Torturers on the world called Urth, exiled for committing the ultimate sin of his profession -- showing mercy toward his victim.

The Claw of the Conciliator

The Book of the New Sun: Book 2

Gene Wolfe

The second volume of "The Book of the New Sun". The torturer Severian continues his journey of exile to the city Thrax, carrying with him the ancient executioner's sword and the Claw of the Conciliator, a gem of extraterrestrial power and beauty which no one man is meant to possess.

The Sword of the Lictor

The Book of the New Sun: Book 3

Gene Wolfe

Banished for the sin of mercy, Severian, one of the ancient guild of Torturers, flees from exile.

In a mountain wilderness Severian, the disgraced apprentice torturer, has reached his place of exile - Thrax, the city of Windowless Rooms, where he must take up his post as Lictor, executioner and torturer. However, he flees the city and heads into the mountains. There he meets the Alzabo, in whom those eaten seem to live on, adopts a son only to lose him in battle and discharges an old debt to vengeance. As his exile takes stranger and stranger turns, he encounters fanged aliens who hide behind masks of beauty, and meets the mysterious Dr Talos . . .

The Citadel of the Autarch

The Book of the New Sun: Book 4

Gene Wolfe

Severian the Torturer continues his epic journey across the lands of Urth, carrying with him the Claw of the Conciliator and the great sword, Terminus Est. All his travels are leading towards a destiny that he dare not refuse.

The Urth of the New Sun

The Book of the New Sun: Book 5

Gene Wolfe

Severian, formerly a member of the Torturers' Guild and now Autarch of Urth, travels beyond the boundaries of time and space aboard the Ship of Tzadkiel on a mission to bring the New Sun to his dying planet.

The Book of the New Sun, Volume 1: Shadow and Claw

The Book of the New Sun - Fantasy Masterworks: Book 1

Gene Wolfe

Recently voted the greatest fantasy of all time, after The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, Gene Wolfe's The Book of the New Sun is an extraordinary epic, set a million years in the future, on an Earth transformed in mysterious and wondrous ways, in a time when our present culture is no longer even a memory. Severian, the central character, is a torturer, exiled from his guild after falling in love with one of his victims, and journeying to the distant city of Thrax, armed with his ancient executioner's sword, Terminus Est.

This edition contains the first two volumes of this four volume novel, The Shadow of the Torturer and The Claw of the Conciliator.

This book has recently been re-printed as part of the SF Masterworks series - see the new image below.

The Book of the New Sun, Volume 2: Sword and Citadel

The Book of the New Sun - Fantasy Masterworks: Book 2

Gene Wolfe

Recently voted the greatest fantasy of all time, after The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, Gene Wolfe's The Book of the New Sun is an extraordinary epic, set a million years in the future, on an Earth transformed in mysterious and wondrous ways, in a time when our present culture is no longer even a memory.

Severian, the central character, is a torturer, exiled from his guild after falling in love with one of his victims, and journeying to the distant city of Thrax, armed with his ancient executioner's sword, Terminus Est.

This edition contains the second two volumes of this four volume novel, The Sword of the Lictor and The Citadel of the Autarch.

This book has recently been re-printed as part of the SF Masterworks series - see the new image below.

The Book of the New Sun, Volume 1: Shadow and Claw

The Book of the New Sun - SF Masterworks: Book 1

Gene Wolfe

Recently voted the greatest fantasy of all time, after The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, Gene Wolfe's The Book of the New Sun is an extraordinary epic, set a million years in the future, on an Earth transformed in mysterious and wondrous ways, in a time when our present culture is no longer even a memory. Severian, the central character, is a torturer, exiled from his guild after falling in love with one of his victims, and journeying to the distant city of Thrax, armed with his ancient executioner's sword, Terminus Est.

This edition contains the first two volumes of this four volume novel, The Shadow of the Torturer and The Claw of the Conciliator.

The Book of the New Sun, Volume 2: Sword and Citadel

The Book of the New Sun - SF Masterworks: Book 2

Gene Wolfe

Recently voted the greatest fantasy of all time, after The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, Gene Wolfe's The Book of the New Sun is an extraordinary epic, set a million years in the future, on an Earth transformed in mysterious and wondrous ways, in a time when our present culture is no longer even a memory.

Severian, the central character, is a torturer, exiled from his guild after falling in love with one of his victims, and journeying to the distant city of Thrax, armed with his ancient executioner's sword, Terminus Est.

This edition contains the second two volumes of this four volume novel, The Sword of the Lictor and The Citadel of the Autarch.

On Blue's Waters

The Book of the Short Sun: Book 1

Gene Wolfe

On Blue's Waters is the start of a major new work by Gene Wolfe, the first of three volumes that comprise The Book of the Short Sun, which takes place in the years after Wolfe's four-volume Book of the Long Sun. Horn, the narrator of the earlier work, now tells his own story.

Though life is hard on the newly settled planet of Blue, Horn and his family have made a decent life for themselves. But Horn is the only one who can locate the great leader Silk, and convince him to return to Blue and lead them all to prosperity. So Horn sets sail in a small boat, on a long and difficult quest across the planet Blue in search of the now legendary Patera Silk.

The story continues in In Green's Jungles and Return to the Whorl.

In Green's Jungles

The Book of the Short Sun: Book 2

Gene Wolfe

Gene Wolfe's In Green's Jungles is the second volume, after On Blue's Waters, of his ambitious SF trilogy, The Book of the Short Sun.

It is again narrated by Horn, who has embarked on a quest from his home on the planet Blue in search of the heroic leader Patera Silk. Now Horn's identity has become ambiguous, a complex question embedded in the story, whose telling is itself complex, shifting from place to place, present to past. Horn recalls visiting the Whorl, the enormous spacecraft in orbit that brought the settlers from Urth, and going thence to the planet Green, home of the blood-drinking alien inhumi. There, he led a band of mercenary soldiers, answered to the name of Rajan, and later became the ruler of a city state. He has also encountered the mysterious aliens, the Neighbors, who once inhabited both Blue and Green. He remembers a visit to Nessus, on Urth. At some point, he died. His personality now seemingly inhabits a different body, so that even his sons do not recognize him. And people mistake him for Silk, to whom he now bears a remarkable resemblance.

In Green's Jungles is Wolfe's major new fiction, The Book of the Short Sun, building toward a strange and seductive climax.

Return to the Whorl

The Book of the Short Sun: Book 3

Gene Wolfe

Gene Wolfe's Return to the Whorl is the third volume, after On Blue's Waters and In Green's Jungles, of his ambitious SF trilogy The Book of the Short Sun . . . It is again narrated by Horn, who has embarked on a quest in search of the heroic leader Patera Silk. Horn has traveled from his home on the planet Blue, reached the mysterious planet Green, and visited the great starship, the Whorl and even, somehow, the distant planet Urth. But Horn's identity has become ambiguous, a complex question embedded in the story, whose telling is itself complex, shifting from place to place, present to past. Perhaps Horn and Silk are now one being. Return to the Whorl brings Wolfe's major new fiction, The Book of the Short Sun, to a strange and seductive climax.

The Red Wolf Conspiracy

The Chathrand Voyage: Book 1

Robert V. S. Redick

Six hundred years old, the Imperial Merchant Ship Chathrand is a massive floating outpost of the Empire of Arqual. And it is on its most vital mission yet: to deliver a young woman whose marriage will seal the peace between Arqual and its mortal enemy, the Mzithrin Empire. But Thasha, the young noblewoman in question, may be bringing her swords to the altar.

For the ship's true mission is not peace but war-a war that threatens to rekindle an ancient power long thought lost. As the Chathrand navigates treacherous waters, Thasha must seek unlikely allies-including a magic-cursed deckhand, a stowaway tribe of foot-high warriors, and a singularly heroic rat-and enter a treacherous web of intrigue to uncover the secret of the legendary Red Wolf.

The Dragon's Legacy

The Dragon's Legacy: Book 1

Deborah A. Wolf

In the heart of the singing desert, the people are fading from the world. Mothers bear few live children, the warriors and wardens are hard-pressed to protect those who remain, and the vash'ai--the great cats who have called the people kithren for as long as there have been stories--bond with fewer humans each year. High above, the Sun Dragon sings a song of life and love while far below, the Earth Dragon slumbers as she has since the beginning of time. Her sleep is fitful, and from the darkness of her dreams come whispers of war... and death.

Sulema is a newly minted warrior of the people and a true Ja'Akari--a daughter of the unforgiving desert. When a mysterious young man appears in her home of Aish Kalumm, she learns that the Dragon King is dying in distant Atualon. As the king fades, so does the magic that sings the Earth Dragon to sleep.

There are those who wish to keep the dragon trapped in endless slumber. Others would tap her power to claim it for their own. And there are those who would have her wake, so they might laugh as the world burns.

The Forbidden City

The Dragon's Legacy: Book 2

Deborah A. Wolf

Jian begins a brutal and bloody climb up the ranks of the Daechen as the Emperor's long plans near fruition.

Sulema is likewise initiated into the ways of Atualon and the power of Atulfah, and finds that her father's bright city is built on a foundation of dark and terrible secrets.

Hafsa Azeina begins a trek down paths stranger and more dangerous than even she could have imagined.

And the Zeeranim must face not only their traditional, external enemies, but treachery and betrayal from within.

The Weird of the White Wolf

The Elric Saga: Book 3

Michael Moorcock

"We must be bound to one another then. Bound by hell-forged chains and fate-haunted circumstance. Well, then - let it be thus so - and men will have cause to tremble and flee when they hear the names of Elric of Melnibone and Stormbringer, his sword. We are two of a kind - produced by an age which has deserted us. Let us give this age cause to hate us."

Imrryr, the dreaming city; Yyrkoon, the hated usurper; Cymoril, the beloved... all had fallen to the fury and unearthly power of the albino prince and his terrible sword. An Elric faced at last the fate that was to be his in this haunted era - that he must go forth, sword and man as one, and havoc and horror would be forever at his forefront until he found his Purpose that was yet obscured to him.

Through Wolf's Eyes

The Firekeeper Saga: Book 1

Jane Lindskold

Firekeeper only vaguely remembers a time when she didn't live with her "family," a pack of "royal wolves"-bigger, stronger, and smarter than normal wolves. Now her pack leaders are sending her back to live among the humans, as they promised her mother years ago.

Some of the humans think she may be the lost heir to their throne. This could be good-and it could be very, very dangerous. In the months to come, learning to behave like a human will turn out to be more complicated than she'd ever imagined.

But though human ways might be stranger than anything found in the forest, the infighting in the human's pack is nothing Firekeeper hasn't seen before. That, she understands just fine. She's not your standard-issue princess-and this is not your standard-issue fairy tale.

Wolf's Head, Wolf's Heart

The Firekeeper Saga: Book 2

Jane Lindskold

A tale of humane wolves, beastly men, and a brilliant heroine who must find her way in a dangerous world

Raised by intelligent, language-using wolves, brought back to the human society at the court of Hawk Haven, young Firekeeper had to learn to cope with human society and its complexities... and discovered that, for someone raised in a wolf pack, the politics of a royal court were neither complex nor wholly unfamiliar.

But the happy ending of Through Wolf's Eyes has proved to have consequences. Hawk Haven and Bright Bay are unifying, but the power balance of the neighboring lands is threatened by this prospect. New intrigues abound. The rulers of Bright Bay, it transpires, have been hoarding a collection of forbidden magical artifacts... which Queen Gustin took with her when she abdicated, intending to use them to restore her power. Melina Shield is still scheming to obtain them, and she's older, smarter, and more devious than the Queen. And the even-more-devious civil service of neighboring New Kelvin would like to get their hands on that magic as well....

Which will make life very hard for Firekeeper. Because the powers of the world have decided who'll be required to obtain those much-contended-for magical articles. It'll be her.

Wolf Captured

The Firekeeper Saga: Book 4

Jane Lindskold

Jane Lindskold's Through Wolf's Eyes, Wolf's Head, Wolf's Heart, and The Dragon of Despair told the story of Firekeeper, the young girl raised by sentient, language-using wolves who is then plunged back into human society, where her training as a pack animal stands her in good stead amidst political and dynastic intrigues. Now, in Wolf Captured, the focus returns to Firekeeper and her wolf companion Blind Seer, as they find themselves kidnapped and dragged overseas, and forced to maneuver for their lives in an unfamiliar and dangerous new society.

The Liglimoshti worship animals and portents, which rule their lives. And the Liglimoshti are aware, as the other countries are not, that Royal animals like Truth and Blind Seer exist, are intelligent, and can speak to each other. They've kidnapped Firekeeper and Blind Seer because they've never before heard of a human who could talk to animals. They want to see what Firekeeper can do. They want her to teach them how to do it.

Firekeeper's more than willing to talk to the animals there. But she fears that Liglim's Royal animals are being held in polite and unobtrusive bondage. She wants to find out the truth -- and, if necessary, free them...

Wolf Hunting

The Firekeeper Saga: Book 5

Jane Lindskold

In Through Wolf's Eyes, Jane Lindskold introduced Firekeeper, the young girl raised by intelligent, language-using wolves. Abducted back into human society, Firekeeper found that, in the world of deadly human political intrigues, her training as a pack animal served her well.

Later, in Wolf Captured, Firekeeper and her lupine companion Blind Seer found themselves kidnapped and dragged overseas, to the unfamiliar land of Liglimon, where humans have a different relationship to intelligent animals. Now, still in Liglimon, Firekeeper and Blind Seer respond to a request for assistance from Truth, the soothsayer-jaguar.

Then, while helping Truth, Firekeeper and her companion come across evidence of elaborate investigations into kinds of ancient magics taboo in Liglimoshti culture. It appears more people in Liglimon are willing to flout this taboo than anyone cares to admit, and Firekeeper and Blind Seer decide their duty is to find out more.

But Truth knows more than she's telling. She can see and trace future timelines for particular individuals, which in the past has led her into madness. Since then, the Voice that guided her out of that madness has continued to speak to her, and it's not her friend.

Eventually Truth realizes that her Voice may well be a person the Liglimoshti call "The Meddler" -- a dangerous trickster figure. But Truth doesn't own up to this until far too late...

Compellingly told, rich with real people and real animals, WOLF HUNTING is the latest and strongest in an increasingly and rewarding sequence of fantasy epics.

Wolf's Blood

The Firekeeper Saga: Book 6

Jane Lindskold

Raised in the wild by intelligent, language-using wolves, in her teens Firekeeper was abducted back into the lands of men, where her upbringing as a wolf helped her survive the deadly intrigues of human beings.

One of the first things she learned in Hawk Haven was that magic was a thing to be feared and despised. Long ago, all the human kingdoms were ruled by powerful sorcerers. Then a plague came and the sorcerers died. Nobody misses them. Much was lost--but still, nobody misses them.

Yet as Firekeeper has travelled and grown wiser in the ways of human beings, she's learned that the true story was more complex. In coming to the country of the Liglim, she, Derian Carter, and Blind Seer discovered that magic is still working in the world, and that it isn't always the evil they'd been warned against. But it also turned out that the old plague specifically targeted magic users. And when Firekeeper and her friends learned to open the gates between worlds, the plague came back with them.

Firekeeper, Blind Seer, and Derian Carter survived the plague: not unchanged, but still themselves. Now Firekeeper is determined to learn the nature of the plague--and if she can, to end it forever. What happens next will be the culmination of the remarkable fantasy epic that began with Through Wolf's Eyes.

Wolf's Search

The Firekeeper Saga: Book 7

Jane Lindskold

Blind Seer has run at Firekeeper's side since the wolf-woman first crossed the Iron Mountains into human-held lands. Now it's her turn to run alongside the blue-eyed wolf as he sets out in search of someone who can teach him how to use his magical gift--on his own unique terms.

The pair's search will take them to the far side of the world in the company of allies who include a young woman scarred by war, a falcon who believes himself a traitor, and an old friend... or possibly enemy. Together they will fight battles from before they were born, climb mountains, cross badlands, eventually unveiling a threat that will reshape not only Blind Seer, but his belief in what he most desires.

Wolf's Soul

The Firekeeper Saga: Book 8

Jane Lindskold

Firekeeper has always believed that her heart is a wolf's heart.

Now the time has come for her to prove it. Blind Seer's search for a teacher of the magical arts brought him and Firekeeper to Rhinadei, a land rich in magical lore, but intolerant of those who would rebel against its core precepts. Now, eager to aid Wythcombe, his new teacher, Blind Seer agrees to lend his keen senses to the hunt for Kabot--Wythcombe's childhood rival and leader of a band of fanatical blood mages.

In this hunt, Firekeeper runs as ever at Blind Seer's side. Rounding out their pack are Laria and Ranz, two young humans with potent magical gifts of their own; Farborn, a yarimaimalom falcon; Wythcombe himself, and the ever enigmatical Meddler.

Yet, despite the versatility of this pack, Kabot's blood mages miraculously elude them, leaving behind the tantalizing scent of more power than they should possess. Suspicion builds that Kabot has acquired a new ally: an ally who may be one of their own pack turned traitor.

Wolfsbane: The wyrd spear cast

The Horus Heresy: Book 49

Guy Haley

The time has come for Leman Russ, primarch of the Space Wolves, to fulfil his vow and attempt to stop Warmaster Horus before he breaks through to the Segmentum Solar.

In the face of opposition from three of his brother primarchs, Russ withdraws the Space Wolves legion from Terra and makes all haste for Horus's position.

Reports from Malcador the Sigillite's agents suggest that Horus is utterly changed, and infused with a diabolical power so great that no man can stand against him. A warrior of Fenris would never willingly abandon his oaths, but with Horus beyond the touch of mortal blades, the Lord of Winter and War may have doomed himself for the sake of honour...

Wolf-Speaker

The Immortals: Book 2

Tamora Pierce

When Daine is summoned by the wolf pack that saved her life a year earlier, she knows she has to go. She and Numair travel to Dunlath Valley to answer the call. But when they arrive, Daine realizes with a shock that it's not just the animals whose lives are threatened; people are in danger too. Dunlath's rulers have discovered black opals in their valley and are dead set on mining the magic these stones embody. Daine learns that Dunlath's lord and lady plan to use this power to overthrow King Jonathan -- even if it means irreversibly damaging the land and killing their workers.

On a mission to save both her animal friends and her human ones, Daine has to master her wild magic in order to fight for the kingdom and triumph over the would-be usurpers.

Dormanna

The Palencar Project: Book 2

Gene Wolfe

One of five stories inspired by the same painting by John Jude Palencar. Anthologized in The Palencar Project and later in The Year's Best SF 18.


Read this story online for free at Tor.com.

Romancing the Werewolf

The Parasol Protectorate: The Supernatural Society: Book 2

Gail Carriger

Biffy, newly minted Alpha of the London Pack, is not having a good Christmas. His Beta abandoned him, his werewolves object to his curtain choices, and someone keeps leaving babies on his doorstep.

Professor Randolph Lyall returns home to London after twenty years abroad, afraid of what he might find. With his pack in chaos and his Alpha in crisis, it will take all his Beta efficiency to set everything to rights. Perhaps, in the process, he may even determine how to mend his own heart.

Delicate Sensibilities?
Contains men who love other men and have waited decades to do so.

Wait, where does this one fit?
The Supernatural Society novellas stand alone and may be read in any order. But if you're a stickler, this story chronologically follows Imprudence and ties specifically to events in Timeless. Look for surprise appearances from popular side characters and the occasional strategic application of italics.

The Wolf and the Crown

The Perilous Order of Camelot: Book 3

A. A. Attanasio

The Warrior King Arthor, Eagle of Thor, must lead his people not only against their own ancient sorceries, but against the worldly empire that would make Britain's destiny a footnote to its own. Already rolling on the roads from Tintagel to Camelot is the great wheel that will become the Round Table.

But the perilous order promised by Arthor's victory is threatened by forces beyond human ken. For Merlin has descended into Hell, to fend with the Fire Lords who give the Universe its shimmering form. And for the young king himself, there is a sacred Grail, and an Earthly love, to seek.

The Gray Wolf Throne

The Seven Realms: Book 3

Cinda Williams Chima

Han Alister thought he had already lost everyone he loved. But when he finds his friend Rebecca Morley near death in the Spirit Mountains, Han knows that nothing matters more than saving her. The costs of his efforts are steep, but nothing can prepare him for what he soon discovers: the beautiful, mysterious girl he knew as Rebecca is none other than Raisa ana'Marianna, heir to the Queendom of the Fells. Han is hurt and betrayed. He knows he has no future with a blueblood. And, as far as he's concerned, the princess's family killed his own mother and sister. But if Han is to fulfill his end of an old bargain, he must do everything in his power to see Raisa crowned queen.

Meanwhile, some people will stop at nothing to prevent Raisa from ascending. With each attempt on her life, she wonders how long it will be before her enemies succeed. Her heart tells her that the thief-turned-wizard Han Alister can be trusted. She wants to believe it--he's saved her life more than once. But with danger coming at her from every direction, Raisa can only rely on her wits and her iron-hard will to survive--and even that might not be enough.

The Gray Wolf Throne is an epic tale of fierce loyalty, unbearable sacrifice, and the heartless hand of fate.

Wolf Among the Stars

The Stars: Book 2

Steve White

A near-future Earth has shaken off the devastating colonization by alien Lokaran invaders and totalitarian rule by the alien's puppets, the Earth First party. But now Earth is flung into galactic intrigue and war. The Lokaron empire teeters on the edge of a fratricidal meltdown and a cabal of ancient enemies hope to use Earth as a proxy to destroy the empire and rule over a new Galactic dark age.

Now Captain Andrew Roark, the son of heroes of the rebellion and an officer trained in Lokaran space warfare tactics, joins with a highly capable Lokar who opposes the empire but wishes to see it transformed rather than destroyed. Together they must uncover a conspiracy to control Earth, and then obtain the secret key to defeating it. War for galactic control looms, and freedom for Earth--so recently escaped from under the boot-heel of one oppressor--is once again in the balance.

The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf

The Tribe: Book 1

Ambelin Kwaymullina

"There will come a day when a thousand Illegals descend on your detention centers. Boomers will breach the walls. Skychangers will send lightning to strike you all down from above, and Rumblers will open the earth to swallow you up from below.... And when that day comes, Justin Connor, think of me."

Ashala Wolf has been captured by Chief Administrator Neville Rose, a man who is intent on destroying Ashala's Tribe--the runaway Illegals hiding in the Firstwood. Injured, vulnerable, with her Sleepwalker ability blocked, Ashala is forced to succumb to the machine that will pull secrets from her mind.

And right beside her is Justin Connor, her betrayer, watching her every move.

Will the Tribe survive the interrogation of Ashala Wolf?

Way of the Wolf

The Vampire Earth: Book 1

E. E. Knight

Louisiana, 2065. A lot has changed in the 43rd year of the Kurian Order. Possessed of an unnatural and legendary hunger, the bloodthirsty Reapers have come to Earth to establish a New Order built on the harvesting of enslaved human souls. They rule the planet. They thrive on the scent of fear. And if it is night, as sure as darkness, they will come.

On this pitiless world, the indomitable spirit of mankind still breathes in Lieutenant David Valentine. Brought into the special forces of The Wolves--an elite guerilla force sworn to win back Earth--this is Valentine's first command in the Kurian Zone. Driven by the losses of his past and the hope of a future, Valentine is in it to win. No matter how long it takes. No matter what doom of fate awaits him beyond his wildest nightmares.

Fight. Kill. Survive.

This is the way of The Wolves.

"If The Red Badge of Courage had been written by H.P. Lovecraft." --Paul Witcover, author of Waking Beauty

For the Wolf

The Wilderwood: Book 1

Hannah Whitten

The first daughter is for the Throne.
The second daughter is for the Wolf.

As the only Second Daughter born in centuries, Red has one purpose - to be sacrificed to the Wolf in the Wood in the hope he'll return the world's captured gods.

Red is almost relieved to go. Plagued by a dangerous power she can't control, at least she knows that in the Wilderwood, she can't hurt those she loves. Again.

But the legends lie. The Wolf is a man, not a monster. Her magic is a calling, not a curse. And if she doesn't learn how to use it, the monsters the gods have become will swallow the Wilderwood - and her world - whole.

The Wizard Knight

The Wizard Knight

Gene Wolfe

THE WIZARD KNIGHT springs from the myths, legends and literature of times past. A teenager passes from Earth to a magical realm of seven worlds, where he is given a hero's adult body and named Able. Though forced to act as a man, inside he is still a boy, even as he sets off to find his destined sword and become a knight. In his quest he battles giants, meets gods, heroes and a sorceress (who repeatedly tries to seduce him), and serves the mercurial dragon king Arnthor in a way that could end everything.

This is the Omnibus edition containing both The Knight and The Wizard.

The Knight

The Wizard Knight: Book 1

Gene Wolfe

A young man in his teens is transported from our world to a magical realm that contains seven levels of reality. Very quickly transformed by magic into a grown man of heroic proportions, he takes the name Abel and sets out on a quest to find the sword that has been promised to him, a sword he will get from a dragon, the one very special blade that will help him fulfill his life ambition to become a knight and a true hero.

Inside, however, Abel remains a boy, and he must grow in every sense to survive the dangers and delights that lie ahead in encounters with giants, elves, wizards, and dragons.

The Wizard

The Wizard Knight: Book 2

Gene Wolfe

Sir Able returns to Mythgathr on his steed Cloud, a great mare the color of her name. Able is filled with new knowledge of the ways of the seven-fold world and possessed of great magical secrets. His knighthood now beyond question, Able works to fulfill his vows to his king, his lover, his friends, his gods, and even his enemies. Able must set his world right, restoring the proper order among the denizens of all the seven worlds.

The Wolf Gift

The Wolf Gift Chronicles: Book 1

Anne Rice

The time is the present.

The place, the rugged coast of Northern California. A bluff high above the Pacific. A grand mansion full of beauty and tantalizing history set against a towering redwood forest.

A young reporter on assignment from the San Francisco Observer . . . An older woman welcoming him into her magnificent family home that he has been sent to write about and that she must sell with some urgency... A chance encounter between two unlikely people... An idyllic night--shattered by horrific unimaginable violence, the young man inexplicably attacked--bitten--by a beast he cannot see in the rural darkness... A violent episode that sets in motion a terrifying yet seductive transformation, as the young man, caught between ecstasy and horror, between embracing who he is evolving into and fearing what he will become, soon experiences the thrill of the wolf gift.

As he resists the paradoxical pleasure and enthrallment of his wolfen savagery and delights in the power and (surprising) capacity for good, he is caught up in a strange and dangerous rescue and is desperately hunted as "the Man Wolf" by authorities, the media, and scientists (evidence of DNA threatens to reveal his dual existence)...

As a new and profound love enfolds him, questions emerge that propel him deeper into his mysterious new world: questions of why and how he has been given this gift; of its true nature and the curious but satisfying pull towards goodness; of the profound realization that there may be others like him who are watching--guardian creatures who have existed throughout time who possess ancient secrets and alchemical knowledge. And throughout it all, the search for salvation for a soul tormented by a new realm of temptations, and the fraught, exhilarating journey, still to come, of being and becoming, fully, both wolf and man.

The Wolves of Midwinter

The Wolf Gift Chronicles: Book 2

Anne Rice

Anne Rice is back, with more werewolves, gothic mansions and epic battles between good and evil

It is the beginning of December and it is cold and grey outside. In the stately flickering hearths of the grand mansion of Nideck Point, oak fires are burning. The Morphenkinder are busy getting ready for the ancient pagan feast of midwinter. Everyone is invited, including some of their own who do not wish them well...

Reuben Golding, the newest of the Morphenkinder, is struggling with his new existence as a Man Wolf, struggling to learn to control his desires and bloodthirsty urges. His pure, luminous girlfriend Laura seems all set to join him in this new way of life, but Reuben is not at all certain he will love her if she becomes as he is. Beyond the mansion, the forest echoes with howling winds, which carry with them tales of a strange nether world, and of spirits--centuries old--who possess their own fantastical ancient histories and taunt with their dark, magical powers.

As preparations for the feast gather pace, destiny continues to hound Reuben, not least in the form of a strange, tormented ghost who appears at the window, unable to speak. But he is not alone: before the festivities are over, choices must be made--choices which will decide the fate of the Morphenkinder for ever.

Tor Double #10: Sailing to Byzantium / Seven American Nights

Tor Double: Book 10

Gene Wolfe
Robert Silverberg

Sailing To Byzantium:

An Eternal party with the people of the future... in the cities of the past.

Seven American Nights:

The story unfolds with a diary of an Iranian visitor to the ruins of a future United States. The diary tells a story of an adventure in a land of mutants and ruined treasure for the taking.

Tor Double #25: Fugue State / The Death of Doctor Island

Tor Double: Book 25

Gene Wolfe
John M. Ford

Fugue State:

Once you start forgetting, where do you stop?

The Death of Doctor Island:

A dreamy young boy, who is reading a SF novel modeled after The Island of Doctor Moreau.

Wolf Star

Tour of the Merrimack: Book 2

R. M. Meluch

The U.S. Merrimack was the finest battleship in Earth's fleet, able to withstand the best the Palatine Empire could throw at them. Only her sister ship, the Monitor, was her equal. So when the Palatine forces secretly captured Monitor, Merrimack's security was compromised-and that was just the opening salvo of a whole new stage of war between Palatine and Earth.

Wolf Riders

Warhammer

David Pringle

Eight stories from the grim reaches of the Warhammer world. Continuing the adventures of Gotrek the Trollslayer, Felix, his human companion and Sam Warble, the Halfling investigator. Edited by David Pringle.

Wolf of Sigmar

Warhammer: Time of Legend: The Black Plague: Book 3

C. L. Werner

The final part of The Black Plague trilogy.

The Black Plague has done its work, and the ravaged Empire is ripe for the picking. As the dread armies of the skaven sweep across Sigmar's realm, each of the great cities looks to its own defence – except Middenheim. As he gathers warriors to his banner and liberates towns and villages from the verminous menace, Graf Mandred begins to embrace his destiny as the future leader of a united Empire – if he can survive the trials to come.

Rise of the Wolf

Wereworld: Book 1

Curtis Jobling

Imagine a world ruled by Werelords--men and women who can shift at will into bears, lions, and serpents. When Drew suddenly discovers he's not only a werewolf but the long-lost heir to the murdered Wolf King's throne, he must use his wits and newfound powers to survive in a land suddenly full of enemies. Drew's the only one who can unite the kingdom in a massive uprising against its tyrant ruler, Leopold the Lion. But the king is hot on Drew's tail and won't rest until he's got the rebel wolf's head.

The Wolf and the Raven

Wodan's Children: Book 1

Diana L. Paxson

In a novel inspired by the myth popularized by Wagner's Ring Trilogy, Paxson recounts the first part of the Nibelungenlied legend. Children Brunahild and Sigfrid are raised along their fated paths, each immersed in the special knowledge that will mold them into leaders of their people. Soon they are drawn together in a union of perfect love and heroic glory.

Wolf & Parchment, Vol. 1: New Theory Spice & Wolf

Wolf & Parchment: Book 1

Isuna Hasekura

The young man Col dreams of one day joining the holy clergy and departs on a journey from the bathhouse "The Spice and Wolf Inn," owned by his savior, Lawrence. The Winfiel Kingdom's prince has invited him to help correct the sins of the church. But as his travels begin, Col discovers in his luggage a young girl with a wolf's ears and tail named Myuri who stowed away for the ride!

In the past, Col had accompanied the wisewolf Holo and the traveling merchant Lawrence on their own wanderings, eventually growing up alongside their daughter, Myuri as siblings. But as Col prepared to set off, Myuri opposed his departure and so she secretly ran away from home to join him!

This is the story of Wolf and Parchment, and the pair's travels that will someday change the world!

Wolf & Parchment, Vol. 2: New Theory Spice & Wolf

Wolf & Parchment: Book 2

Isuna Hasekura

The young man Col and the daughter of the Wisewolf, Myuri, survived the scripture riots in the port town of Atiph. Col spends intense days being pined for after Myuri tells him about her love.p

Meanwhile, Heir Hyland commissions them for another next job. In the coming war with the Church's forces, control over the strait between the Kingdom of Winfiel and the mainland will play a crucial role. While Myuri is excited for a new adventure, Col cannot hide his unease after hearing about potential heresy among certain pirates for their faith in the "Black-Mother"!

Wolf & Parchment, Vol. 3: New Theory Spice & Wolf

Wolf & Parchment: Book 3

Isuna Hasekura

The companion of the young man who wishes to become a priest, Col, is the daughter of the wisewolf, Myuri, and she urges him to make her his wife. After leaving the pirate islands, the two get caught up in a storm and arrive the port town of Desarev in the Winfiel Kingdom.

In this town, where the Church lies dormant, Col is called "The Twilight Cardinal" and is treated like a savior. He also has to face Myuri's unrequited love, so he forbids her from calling him "Brother," and tries to change their relationship.

Before them appears a merchant girl who calls herself Ilenia. She is the embodiment of a sheep, and asks them to help her with some "big plans"...!

Wolf & Parchment, Vol. 4: New Theory Spice & Wolf

Wolf & Parchment: Book 4

Isuna Hasekura

Rausbourne, Winfiel Kingdom's second-largest city, is on the verge of boiling over. Col and Myuri have come to this bustling metropolis at Heir Hyland's request-but as soon as they land, they find themselves caught between heavily armed tax collectors and mercenaries hired by the local merchants association. The stakes are high when it becomes clear that Rausbourne's troubles are simply one part of the wider conflict between the Kingdom and the Church, which has actually worsened due to Col's deeds as the Twilight Cardinal.

If nothing changes, it'll be only a matter of time before fighting breaks out. Right as things start to look their bleakest, Lawrence's old archrival Eve Bolan offers a convenient lifeline. Will the fearless miser turn out to be friend or foe? Either way, Col has no choice but to dive into a three-pronged standoff between the Church, the Kingdom, and the merchants!

Wolf & Parchment, Vol. 5: New Theory Spice & Wolf

Wolf & Parchment: Book 5

Isuna Hasekura

After defusing another flashpoint in the ongoing fracas between the Winfiel Kingdom and the Church, Col and Myuri are more than ready to take a breather. Of course, the world has other plans for the infmaous Twilight Cardinal. As the two of them leisurely make their way to a certain monastery, they stumble upon a fallen squire who is up in arms the moment he finds out who they are. With the world's strongest holy order of knights on the brink of dissolution and Col apparently to blame, there's no time to waste!

Wolf & Parchment, Vol. 6: New Theory Spice & Wolf

Wolf & Parchment: Book 6

Isuna Hasekura

After saving the Knights of St. Cruza from the brink of destruction, the Col and Myuri form their very own knightly order. Although Myuri is thrilled to finally hold a title she's long obsessed over, she realizes that her position as a knight is making it harder for her to fawn over Col. Before she can rack her brain for a solution, however, a request comes in from Hyland for her to investigate Raponel, a region whose prodigious wheat production is rumored to be the product of a deal with a devil. Meanwhile, Col gets asked to discover a new continent to resolve the conflict between the Kingdom and the Church?!

Wolf Pack

Wolf Pack: Book 1

Edo van Belkom

After a devastating forest fire, a ranger discovers a litter of wolf cubs. He and his wife soon learn that they are no ordinary wolves. They are both animal and human. Although the young ones try to fit into the human world, their true nature makes the challenges of being teenagers all the more difficult.

When one of the pack is kidnapped, the others must draw on both sides of their nature - human and wolf - to find the cunning, the strength, and the courage it takes to rescue her.

Lone Wolf

Wolf Pack: Book 2

Edo van Belkom

Noble, Harlan, Argus, and their sister, Tora, are werewolves. When Ranger Brock found them in the forest after a fire, he thought they were human babies. Even when he and his wife realized that the infants were part wolf, they were determined to raise them as normal children.

In Lone Wolf, a sequel to Wolf Pack, the quartet, now in their teens, face the same challenges as everyone else their age: Tora wants desperately to be chosen for the school play. Harlan, who is smaller than his siblings, is the victim of a bully, and Argus wants to help his little brother but knows it would humiliate him. Daily problems are pushed aside when the foursome must unite against a common enemy; an unscrupulous logging company is planning to clear-cut the woods in which they run freely - and secretly - as wolves.

Cry Wolf

Wolf Pack: Book 3

Edo van Belkom

The four teenage werewolves are back in their newest episode, a little older and a little more compromised by their approaching adulthood. This time, they are the target of Jake MacKinnon and Maria Abruzzo's desire for revenge.

At an end-of-term party, Jake spikes Noble's drink, turning it into an almost lethal drug cocktail. While Noble is sidelined, events take a disastrous turn. Maria Abruzzo's young sister goes missing, and despite their dislike for Maria, the pack does the right thing by trying to find the girl. As it happens, she has simply snuck off without permission to be with some boys. Everyone, including the police and the pack, is happy she is safe, but are less than pleased by her prank and the trouble she has caused. Maria, embarrassed by her sister and suspicious of the pack, threatens to expose them and whatever it is they are hiding.

Wolf Man

Wolf Pack: Book 4

Edo van Belkom

A near fight-to-the-death between Argus and a wild wolf might have saved a little girl's life, but it has also created something new and very, very deadly. Fully recovered, the wild wolf now returns in Wolf Man as a savage werewolf bent on terrorizing the town of Redstone and taking what it needs to feed itself and its hungry pack. When a mountain man's pet dog and livestock are viciously murdered, he convinces the town to take up arms to defend themselves against a pack of killer wolves. But along with guns comes trouble, and although Ranger Brock forbids the pack from running through the forest, it isn't long before someone is shot.

Now it is up to the ranger and members of the wolf pack to save a dying wolf and restore calm before any more blood is spilled or someone ends up dead. Will they succeed?

Wolf-Dreams

Wolf-Dreams: Book 1

Michael D. Weaver

Tracing the adventures of Thyri, who has been trained by the sorceress Scacath in the arts of battle and the secrets of Norseland so that she can become a warrior, this book tells how she is attacked by the legendary local werewolf and forced, at full moon, to satiate her fatal bloodlust.

Nightreaver

Wolf-Dreams: Book 2

Michael D. Weaver

When the curse of Morgana sends her into an alien world, Thyri, a young werewolf, must rely on Gerald, a mystical warrior, to help her battle its evil forces.

Bloodfang

Wolf-Dreams: Book 3

Michael D. Weaver

The old gods are dying, and the war that will shape all destiny has begun...

Wolfblade

Wolfblade Trilogy: Book 1

Jennifer Fallon

Marla Wolfblade of Hythria is determined to restore her family's great name, but conspirators surround her: the Sorcerers' Collective, the Patriots -- even members of her own family. She must make sure her son Damin lives to be old enough to restore the Wolfblade name to its former glory.

Elezaar the Dwarf is a small man with big secrets -- but that doesn't matter to Marla Wolfblade. Her brother is the High Prince of Hythria, and, in this fiercely patriarchal society, her fate will be decided on his whim. She needs someone politically astute to guide her through the maze of court politics -- and Elezaar the Dwarf knows more than he lets on.

As Elezaar teaches Marla the Rules of Gaining and Wielding Power, Marla starts on the road to becoming a tactician and a wily diplomat -- but will that be enough to keep her son alive?

Warrior

Wolfblade Trilogy: Book 2

Jennifer Fallon

It is eight years since Marla Wolfblade buried her second husband. In that time, she has become the power behind Hythria's throne -- as much from a desire to control her own destiny in any way she can, as to protect her son, young Damin.

But while Marla plays the games of politics and diplomacy, the High Arrion of the Sorcerers' Collective is plotting to destroy her -- and the entire Wolfblade line.

And while Marla's power and fortune are great, they may yet not be enough to protect herself and her family from the High Arrion's wrath -- and her only ally and confidant, Elezaar the Fool, is toying with the idea of betrayal.

For he has discovered that the infamous Rules of Gaining and Wielding Power are not so useful when his own family is involved...

Warlord

Wolfblade Trilogy: Book 3

Jennifer Fallon

Marla Wolfblade is reeling from the loss of her closest advisor, who taught her how to rule a kingdom and to take control of Hythria. But Marla's plans for revenge are disrupted when she discovers a dangerous adversary.

And on their borders, a neighbouring kingdom has massed its troops for invasion. Damin Wolfblade, Marla's eldest son, finds his ability to fight back is thwarted by tradition, politics and the dangerous foolishness of the High Prince.

Back in the city of Krakendar, Damin's uncle Mahkas awaits news of the battle and has sealed the gates against his nephew's return. With the population on the brink of starvation, it seems only theft on an unprecedented scale can free Krakandar from Mahkas's madness and tyranny... and destroy Hythria's web of secrets and lies.

Wolfhound Century

Wolfhound Century: Book 1

Peter Higgins

Investigator Vissarion Lom has been summoned to the capital in order to catch a terrorist --- and ordered to report directly to the head of the secret police. A totalitarian state, worn down by an endless war, must be seen to crush home-grown insurgents with an iron fist. But Lom discovers Mirgorod to be more corrupted than he imagined: a murky world of secret police and revolutionaries, cabaret clubs and doomed artists. Lom has been chosen because he is an outsider, not involved in the struggle for power within the party. And because of the sliver of angel stone implanted in his head.

Truth and Fear

Wolfhound Century: Book 2

Peter Higgins

Peter Higgins' Vlast is a superbly imagined 'other' Russia, an epic land of trackless forest, sentient rain and deep powers in the Earth. Its capital Mirgorod is home both to a brutal dictatorship centuries old and fleeting glimpses of the houses and streets of another city. Compared to the works of both China Mieville and John Le Carre WOLFHOUND CENTURY was a hugely original creation. Now Peter Higgins returns to that world.

Investigator Lom returns to Mirgorod and finds the city in the throes of a crisis. The war against the Archipelago is not going well. Enemy divisions are massing outside the city, air-raids are a daily occurrance and the citizens are being conscripted into the desperate defence of the city.

But Lom has other concerns. The police are after him, the mystery of the otherworldly Pollandore remains and the vast Angel is moving, turning all of nature against the city.

But will the horrors of war overtake all their plans?

Radiant State

Wolfhound Century: Book 3

Peter Higgins

IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE ANGELS AND THE STATE, THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE VICTOR.

The extraordinary conclusion to this heart-stopping debut fantasy thriller trilogy that began withWolfhound Century.

Wolfking

Wolfking: Book 1

Bridget Wood

Following the terror of the Apocalypse, life in the Irish community of Tugaim, is simple--but the people still fear the eerie Glowing Lands, remnants of a lost, long-ago world. Even more, they fear the dreadful Gealtacht asylum which houses the mutants the Apocalypse created.

But Joanna Grady is happy, especially since she and Flynn have fallen in love. They dream of an even more remote time, recorded in secret books... An Ancient Ireland, a land of myth and magic, dark enchantments, and terrible foes...

When Joanna's father tries to conjoin her to a repellant pig farmer, she flees to the Glowing Lands to escape, not realising the Lands contain a rip in the Time Curtain--that they are a portal to the Ireland of all the old stories--a gateway into the world of Cormac mac Airt, the Wolfking...

Devastated by Joanna's loss, Flynn tries to channel the strange powers of the mutants and enter the Glowing Lands. But the shifting Time Curtain leads him not to Joanna, but to the glittering palace of Tara--to a Tara divided and at war, ruled by a usurper.

While Flynn becomes helplessly caught up in the battles for Tara's crown, Joanna falls deeper under the Wolfking's enchantments...And the Wolfking will use any means he can to regain his throne...

The Lost Prince

Wolfking: Book 2

Bridget Wood

Grainne, the Wolfqueen, grand-daughter of the infamous Cormac and the Time Traveller, Joanna, is exiled from Tara by the forces of the Dark Ireland. If the rightful line is to be restored, she must make the perilous journey to the eerily sinister Castle of Scáthach--the citadel from which no traveller has ever been known to return--to find a way to strengthen the waning Wolfline.

Meanwhile, Fergus, head of all the High Queen's armies, agreees to travel into the Far Future, and harness the awesome power of the Apocalypse--the one force believed to be strong enough to defeat the evil that is destroying Tara. The only way to reach the Future is by the Time Chariot of Fael-Inis, but the sorcerers demand a high price for summoning it--they want Fergus's life to be put up as Bond.

Throughout Grainne's fight against the dark armies, the legend of the Lost Prince who will save Ireland is both an inspiration and a mystery. Is he a twisted memory or a figment of her imagination? Or will he come to the rescue as the stories predict?

But if so, will he be in time?

Rebel Angel

Wolfking: Book 3

Bridget Wood

The time when the wolfkings ruled Ireland was over.

And so it seemed for the banished, bastard wolf-prince, Nuadu Airgetlam. He certainly did not want to reclaim the High Throne from the tyrannical Giants of Gruagach, or to win back Tara.

Into this menaced and repressed land, come two humans, Floy and Fenella, thrown from their own world by massive cosmic schism, and tumbled into the timeless lair of Fael-Inis, the rebel angel. And Fael-Inis has his own reasons for leading these humans into the depths of the Wolfwood and the exiled Forest Court--not least that his daughter, Flame, brought up in the decadence of her mother Reflection's sorcerous Fire Court, is about to be betrothed to the brutal Gruagach leader, Inchbad.

Floy and Fenella, Nuadu and Flame, must find a way to free Tara from the giants and the evil Robemaker, who threatens all with his necromancy, and to save ancient Ireland from its indomitable foes...

This alliance, however, may prove too powerful for even this task.

Ireland awaits: will they be its saviour, or its killing blow?

Sorceress

Wolfking: Book 4

Bridget Wood

The dread Dark Ireland once again threatens Tara.

The Amaranths hold the sorcery powers and guard the legacy of the Wolfkings, but as Nechtan, the old Amaranth ruler, lies on his deathbed, an ancient evil is already stirring in the Chamber of Looms--the magical place where the fragile spells are woven. And it begins to seem that only the young Theodora is fit to inherit Nechtan's mantle.

But Theo is threatened by the cursed Gristlen who stalks the land, its corrupted form hiding a man-monster more evil and more threatening than even the Lord of Chaos, ruler of Dark Ireland, himself.

Only Theodora's dazzling and scandalous cousin, Rumour, seems prepared to risk all to rescue the young Theo from the Lord of Chaos and his fearsome people. With her goes the young monk, Andrew, allegedy in Ireland to convert the wild, pagan Irish to Christianity, but in reality there to fulfil a secret and dangerous mission of his own.

During the journey of these two to save the heiress to the Amaranth Throne, the pagan beliefs of the old Ireland and those of the still-forming Christianity, start to blend... From that strange blending gradually emerges the legendary figure known to both the old and the new religion--the being the Irish call the Samildanach, the Man of Each and Every Art... The figure they believe will one day be re-born to make Ireland free.

Wolfheart

World of Warcraft

Richard A. Knaak

In the wake of the Cataclysm, conflict has engulfed every corner of Azeroth. Hungering for more resources amid the turmoil, the Horde has pressed into Ashenvale to feed its burgeoning war machine. There, acting warchief Garrosh Hellscream has employed a brutal new tactic to conquer the region and crush its night elf defenders, a move that will cripple the Alliance's power throughout Azeroth.

Unaware of the disaster brewing in Ashenvale, the night elves' legendary leaders, High Priestess Tyrande Whisperwind and Archdruid Malfurion Stormrage, conduct a summit near Darnassus in order to vote the proud worgen of Gilneas into the Alliance. However, resentment of Gilneas and its ruler, Genn Greymane, runs deep in Stormwind's King Varian Wrynn. His refusal to forgive Genn for closing his nation off from the rest of the world years ago endangers more than just the summit: it threatens to unravel the Alliance itself.

Varian's animosity is only one of many unsettling developments in Darnassus. An uneasiness creeps over the once-immortal night elves as the first of them fall victim to the infirmities of age. While they cope with their mortality, tensions flare over the reintroduction of the Highborne, formerly the highest caste of night elf nobility, into their society. Many night elves are unable to pardon the Highborne for the destruction unleashed millennia ago by their reckless use of magic.

When a murdered Highborne is discovered on the outskirts of Darnassus, Malfurion and Tyrande move to stop further bloodshed and unrest by appointing one of the night elves' most cunning and skilled agents to find the killer: the renowned warden Maiev Shadowsong. Yet with all that is transpiring in Darnassus, the Alliance might be powerless to stop the relentless new warchief Garrosh from seizing the whole of Ashenvale.