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The Ring of Ritornel

A science fiction novel of revenge and retribution set against a background of galactic civilisations.

The Rhesus Chart

The Hugo Award-winning author of The Delirium Brief reveals the secrets of The Laundry Files in an adventure of Lovecraftian horror and espionage hi-jinks…
As a newly appointed junior manager within the Laundry—the clandestine organization responsible for protecting Britain against supernatural threats—Bob Howard is expected to show some initiative to help the agency battle the forces of darkness. But shining a light on what’s best left in the shadows is the last thing Bob wants to do—especially when those shadows hide an occult parasite spreading a deadly virus.
Traders employed by a merchant bank in London are showing signs of infection—an array of unusual symptoms such as super-strength and -speed, an uncanny talent for mind control, an extreme allergic reaction to sunlight, and an unquenchable thirst for blood. While his department is tangled up in bureaucratic red tape (and Buffy reruns) debating how to stop the rash of vampirism, Bob digs deeper into the bank’s history—only to uncover a blood-curdling conspiracy between men and monsters…
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The Rewind Files

When a bookish junior agent at the U.S. Time Travel Bureau stumbles across a massive conspiracy with roots in 1972’s Watergate, she is forced into her first- ever field assignment – to expose the conspirators and avert World War III.
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Washington, D.C. 2112
United States Time Travel Bureau
Regina Bellows, junior agent at the U.S. Time Travel Bureau, is at the top of her game finding dangerous anomalies caused by reckless time-travelers (basically cleaning up other people’s messes) from the comfort and safety of her desk – she knows her lack of social graces and verbal filter would make her a liability in the field.
When she accidentally uncovers a massive time anomaly in 1972 about a far- reaching conspiracy to start World War III, she embarks alone on her first field mission ever – as an undercover secretary at the Nixon White House – where the race is on to find the conspirators before they find her.
She’s undertrained, inexperienced, all alone, and World War III is hanging in the balance.
What could possibly go wrong?

The Revolution Trade

** *The Revolution Trade:* an omnibus edition of the fifth and sixth novels– *The Revolution Business* and *Trade of Queens– *in Charles Stross’s Merchant Princes series.**
Miriam Beckstein has said good-bye to her comfort zone. The transition from journalist to captive in an alternative timeline was challenging to say the least, she discovered that her long-lost family, the Clan, were world-skipping assassins. Now, while civil war rages in her adopted home, she’s pregnant with the heir to their throne and a splinter group want her on their side of a desperate power struggle. But as a leader or figurehead?
Meanwhile, unknown to the Clan, the US government is on to them and preparing to exploit this knowledge. But it hadn’t foreseen a dissident Clan faction carrying nuclear devices between worlds—with the US president in their sights. The War on Terror is about to go transdimensional. But Mike Fleming, CIA agent, knows the most terrifying secret of all: His government’s true intentions.
“These books are immense fun.”– *Locus*
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The Return

THEY CALLED HER A WANDERER. Shari Cooper is dead, the victim of a murderous attack. She is on the other side, in a place of spirits, an eternal realm of light and love. But she is given a rare offer. To return to Earth without having to be reborn. Into the body of a depressed teenage girl. A transfer of souls, they call it. Shari is given a chance to be a Wanderer, and to do a great service for humanity. It is an offer she gladly accepts. Then she is back, in a human body. Yet she does not remember being Shari Cooper. At first she recalls nothing of the afterlife. Perhaps it is just as well. Not everybody on Earth welcomes Wanderers. Of the few who know of their existence, some want them dead. And others, the truly evil ones, wish them much worse than that.

The Refrigerator Monologues

The lives of six female superheroes and the girlfriends of superheroes. A ferocious riff on women in superhero comics.
From the *New York Times* best-selling author Catherynne Valente comes a series of linked stories from the points of view of the wives and girlfriends of superheroes, female heroes, and anyone who’s ever been “refrigerated”: comic book women who are killed, raped, brainwashed, driven mad, disabled, or had their powers taken so that a male superhero’s storyline will progress.
In an entirely new and original superhero universe, Valente subversively explores these ideas and themes in the superhero genre, treating them with the same love, gravity, and humor as her fairy tales. After all, superheroes are our new fairy tales and these six women have their own stories to share.

The Reality Bug

*Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found[here](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28944742-the-reality-bug)*
**VIRTUAL REALITY?**
The territory of Veelox has achieved perfect harmony. Fifteen-year-old Bobby Pendragon arrives on this territory in pursuit of the evil Saint Dane, but all is peaceful on Veelox – because it’s *deserted*. The inhabitants have discovered a way to enter their own personal dream worlds, where they can be whomever they want, wherever they want. Their bodies lie in stasis while their minds escape to this dream realm.
Fresh from his battle with Saint Dane in 1937 Earth, Bobby is confident that they can defeat whatever Saint Dane has planned for this world. But once Bobby enters the virtual world, will he be able to resist the lure of the ultimate in escapism?

The Rapture of the Nerds

**From the two defining personalities of post-cyberpunk SF, a brilliant collaboration to rival 1987’s The Difference Engine by[William Gibson](https://www.fantasticfiction.com/g/william-gibson/) and [Bruce Sterling](https://www.fantasticfiction.com/s/bruce-sterling/)**
Welcome to the fractured future, at the dusk of the twenty-first century.
Earth has a population of roughly a billion hominids. For the most part, they are happy with their lot, living in a preserve at the bottom of a gravity well. Those who are unhappy have emigrated, joining one or another of the swarming densethinker clades that fog the inner solar system with a dust of molecular machinery so thick that it obscures the sun.
The splintery metaconsciousness of the solar-system has largely sworn off its pre-post-human cousins dirtside, but its minds sometimes wander… and when that happens, it casually spams Earth’s networks with plans for cataclysmically disruptive technologies that emulsify whole industries, cultures, and spiritual systems. A sane species would ignore these get-evolved-quick schemes, but there’s always someone who’ll take a bite from the forbidden apple.
So until the overminds bore of stirring Earth’s anthill, there’s Tech Jury Service: random humans, selected arbitrarily, charged with assessing dozens of new inventions and ruling on whether to let them loose. Young Huw, a technophobic, misanthropic Welshman, has been selected for the latest jury, a task he does his best to perform despite an itchy technovirus, the apathy of the proletariat, and a couple of truly awful moments on bathroom floors.

The Radiant Seas

Living in exile on a deserted planet, Sauscony and Jaibriol, each the heir to an interstellar empire, become entangled in the machinations of the Skolian Empire. Interstellar war erupts and Jaibriol is snatched away to be the unwilling ruler of the Highton Aristos. Sauscony must lead an invading space fleet to rescue him from his own Empire-without revealing that they are married. With much of interstellar civilization poised on the brink of destruction, it is the devotion of these two lovers, their sacrifices, and their heroism, that might just forge a new order.
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The Quillan Games

**LET THE GAMES BEGIN….**
Quillan is a territory on the verge of destruction. The people have lost control of their own future and must struggle simply to survive. The only chance they have of finding a better life is by playing the Quillan Games. Hosted by a strange pair of game masters, Veego and LaBerge, the games are a mix of sport and combat. They use the people of Quillan as pawns for their amusement as they force them to enter competitions that range from physical battles, to impossible obstacle courses, to computer-driven tests of agility. To triumph in the games is to live the life of a king. To lose is to die.
This is the dangerous and deadly situation that Bobby Pendragon finds on Quillan. He quickly realizes that the only way to save this troubled territory is to beat Veego and LaBerge at their own games and dismantle their horrible fun house. But there is more at stake for Bobby. The prize for winning the Quillan Games may be discovering the truth of what it really means to be a Traveler.

The Quantum Rose

From the author of Ascendant Sun, the Saga of the Skolian Empire continues in this Nebula Award-Winning Novel.Kamoj Argali is the young ruler of an impoverished province on a backward planet. To keep her people from starving, she has agreed to marry Jax Ironbridge, the boorish and brutal ruler of a prosperous province. But before Argali and Ironbridge are wed, a mysterious stranger from a distant planet sweeps in and forces Kamoj into marriage, throwing her world into utter chaos.At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Probiotic Kitchen

**For optimum probiotic nutrition, it’s time to say goodbye to supplements and pills and to bring *all-natural, all-delicious, real-food* probiotic (and prebiotic) meals into your life.**
Doctors and nutritionists firmly agree that **probiotics are essential for everyday health and nutrition**. Probiotics add “good bacteria” to the human gut. They crowd out “bad bacteria” and foster the absorption of nutrients through the intestinal walls. **Everyone needs probiotics, just as they also need prebiotics, which make probiotics work.** Probiotics also aid in the relief of chronic health issues, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), as well as all kinds of occasional belly discomfort. They have anti-inflammatory properties, too.
**Kelli Foster’s *The Probiotic Kitchen* makes probiotic cooking easier and tastier than it’s ever been before.** Her recipes feature all the all-natural, probiotic-rich foods that are available now, from yogurts and aged cheeses to miso, kombucha, good old-fashioned pickles—and even chocolate. The **more than 100 delectable and utterly appealing recipes in this book use these probiotic-rich ingredients to make incredibly tasty breakfasts, brunches, lunches, snacks, dinners, and desserts.** The book includes:
* **Lots of big-flavor main courses,** like Cider-Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Sauerkraut and Apples, Fish Tacos with Kefir-Avocado Crema, and Mediterranean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
* **Substantial salads,** such as Herbed Chickpea and Tomato Salad, **vibrant soups,** like Chilled Sweet Corn Soup with Pesto, and **hearty sandwiches,** such as Smoky Tempeh and Kale Caesar Wraps
* **Recipes for prebiotic dishes** and advice about how to add prebiotics to your meals, since prebiotics are needed for probiotics to work
* For busy cooks who eat on the fly, more than a dozen **portable and delicious smoothies** and similar drinks, plus **easy-to-pack snacks and lunches**
* Super versatile **probiotic sauces, dressings, and condiments** that you can use to turn *any* meal into a probiotic one, from a zesty Orange-Miso Vinaigrette to a sweet-and-sour Creamy Honey-Mustard Dressing