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Silver

Perfect for fans of Michael Grant and Charlie Higson, this thrilling novel about a mysterious virus spreading through a boarding school is like 28 DAYS LATER meets ASSAULT ON PRECINCT THIRTEEN. Who will turn silver next? When a boy is bitten by a strange silver beetle, he becomes the first victim of a mysterious infection. But this is no ordinary virus. It turns flesh into metal, and pupils into machines. As the virus spreads and more terrifying, blood-thirsty machines appear, a small group manage to barricade themselves inside the school Can they keep the machines at bay long enough for help to arrive? Is help even coming? Meanwhile the virus is spreading and its vctims are changing…evolving…becoming stronger…The world as our heroes know it is turning silver. Will any of them survive?

Silently and Very Fast

Fantastist Catherynne M. Valente takes on the folklore of artificial intelligence in this brand new, original novella of technology, identity, and an uncertain mechanized future. Neva is dreaming. But she is not alone. A mysterious machine entity called Elefsis haunts her and the members of her family, back through the generations to her great-great grandmother-a gifted computer programmer who changed the world. Together Neva and Elefsis navigate their history and their future, an uneasy, unwilling symbiote. But what they discover in their dreamworld might change them forever . . .
Winner of the 2012 Locus Award for Best Novella.
2011 Nebula Award Nominee for Best Novella.
2012 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novella.
2012 Sturgeon Award Finalist.
2012 World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novella.

Sight of Proteus

In the 22nd century a combination of computer-augmented bio-feedback and chemo-therapy techniques has given man the ability not only to heal himself, but to change himself – to alter his very shape at will. But Form Change has its darker aspects, ranging from unautorized experimentation on human subjects to a threat to the very essence of humanity – a SIGHT OF PROTEUS.
Sheffield has written a thrilling novel of pursuit and unveiling in a world where the froms of humanity are practically boundless – until one man breaks an unbreakable law; until an alien force looses itself upon the world – and a planet that exploded sixteen million years ago delivers its final legacy…

Shyft

He cheated death, but can he save his humanity?
Finsbury Gage will do anything to find the man who murdered his wife. He’ll withhold information from his superiors in the Psychorithm Crime Unit. He’ll cut corners. He’ll steal evidence. He’ll even augment his prosthetic brain with illegal code.
But once he’s tasted the power of living at the speed of thought, able to predict seconds into the future, how will he ever go back? And once he’s relaxed his grip on humanity, how far will he let it slip to find justice for his wife?
He’ll find out eight months later, when he wakes once again in a new body with a new name and no memory of his first restoration. He soon discovers he was somehow involved in a series of mindjackings, his friends and colleagues disappeared or locked-up for crimes they don’t remember committing. And the person behind them is still out there. Hunting for him.
Will Finsbury be able to uncover the mystery of what he became in time to stop more people from getting hurt, or will he succumb to the same temptations and make the same mistakes all over again?
Find out in Lost Time Part Three: Shyft.

Ships of My Fathers

Another tale from Beneath the Sky’s vast Hudson Confederacy universe…
Michael was orphaned at seventeen, light-years from home. His inheritance: a starship, distant relatives he never knew existed, and inescapable questions that challenge everything he thought was true.
Michael’s quest for answers takes him halfway across the Confederacy, from the gleaming corridors of the wealthy super-freighters to the dark holds of Father Chessman’s pirate ships.
The truth is waiting for him, but he’ll have to survive to find it.

Shethor

Orphaned at twelve, Shethor Own Eliaston found herself rejected by the society in which she had been raised and thrust into the world her family had left behind. It is a world of barren sand and dusty underground cities filled with people who measure their success by their sales numbers, but it was there beneath the desert that she discovered her true heritage and her mission. Now she must push herself and her world to the brink of destruction to break the chains that have bound her people for centuries.

Sheriff Poole & the Mech Gang

Sheriff Poole & The Mech Gang is set near de Lint’s fictional desert town of Santo del Vado Viejo, where his novels The Mystery of Grace and The Painted Boy take place, and where some of his recent short fiction has been set. It is available here for the first time in any format.
Dan Cutler lives with his wife Mason in the foothills of the Hierro Madera Mountains near the ruins of Showdown Ranch, his father’s old amusement park. Although the ranch is now owned by developers, nothing has been done with it since the day Dan’s father died there in a mysterious explosion.
Four generations of Cutler men have worked with carnival machines called animatrons—large metal figures whose clockwork workings delight and captivate audiences.
Ever since the explosion Dan has been salvaging parts of these mechanical men from the ruins and bringing them home to try to put them back in working order. But there is a greater reason to make these machine men operational once more—something that threatens the Cutlers’ very existence.

Shakespeare’s Planet

**A human space traveler trapped on a remote planet must somehow unravel a confounding alien technology—or else surrender himself to a host of incomprehensible horrors**
For thousands of years, Carter Horton has been traveling across the galaxy toward a distant world capable of supporting human life. At journey’s end, awakened from his millennia-long sleep by a curiously adaptive android, he is informed that his crewmates have all perished due to a system malfunction. But worse is yet to come: Horton’s sentient ship is refusing to return him to Earth, and a strangely cordial predator is waiting for him on the planet’s surface. The repulsive creature, Carnivore, arrived here via a tunnel across the universe, as did his late companion—a human dubbing himself William Shakespeare—whom Carnivore just recently devoured. But the tunnel moves in only one direction, and if Carter is unable to reverse it, he will find himself marooned forever in this incomprehensible world, at the mercy of monsters and a terrifying, mind-freezing alien anomaly that occurs every evening in the “God-hour.”

With unparalleled verve, award-winning science fiction Grand Master Clifford D. Simak performs a truly astonishing feat of world-creation in *Shakespeare’s Planet.* Bursting with intelligence, imagination, and breathtaking invention, this is a gem of speculative fiction from one of the genre’s most revered and innovative artists.

Semper Fi

As Marines, Cal and Jim depended on each other to survive bloodshed and despair in the Pacific. Relieved to put the horrors of war behind him, Jim went home to his apple orchard and a quiet life with his wife and children. Knowing Jim could never return his forbidden feelings, Cal hoped time and an ocean between them would dull the yearning for his best friend.
But when Jim’s wife dies, Cal returns to help. He doesn’t know a thing about apple farming—or children—but he’s determined to be there for Jim, even as the painful torch he carries blazes back to life. Jim is grateful for his friend’s support as he struggles with buried emotions and dark wartime memories. Then Jim begins to see Cal in a new light, and their relationship deepens in ways neither expected. Can they build a life together as a family and find happiness in a world that would condemn them?
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Science and Sorcery

Years ago, the magic faded away and was gone. Now, it is back … and the nightmare is following close behind.
Strange events are being reported all over the globe. Werewolves and vampires, magicians and sorcerers … ordinary people are becoming monsters, or developing strange inhuman powers. But as the government, the military and religions struggles to come to terms with a radically reshaped reality, a dark force from the days before science is slowly working its way back into the world. If science fails to come to grips with sorcery, the world will plunge into a nightmare without end.
And time is already running out …

Schooled in Magic

Emily is a teenage girl pulled from our world into a world of magic and mystery by a necromancer who intends to sacrifice her to the dark gods. Rescued in the nick of time by an enigmatic sorcerer, she discovers that she possesses magical powers and must go to Whitehall School to learn how to master them. There, she learns the locals believe that she is a “Child of Destiny,” someone whose choices might save or damn their world … a title that earns her both friends and enemies. A stranger in a very strange land, she may never fit into her new world …
…and the necromancer is still hunting her. If Emily can’t stop him, he might bring about the end of days.
Book I in the Schooled in Magic series.