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Phases of Gravity

**A *New York Times* –bestselling author’s moving novel about an astronaut returning to Earth, and the small steps and giant leaps love requires.**
Richard Baedecker thinks his greatest challenge was walking on the moon, but then he meets a mysterious woman who shows him his past. Join Baedecker as he comes to grips with the son and wife he lost owing to his passion for space exploration, his forgotten childhood, and the loss he experienced during the deadly flight of the Challenger. The most difficult exploration of his life is not the cold, rocky crevices of the moon, but the warm interior of his heart. Brilliant and beautifully written, *Phases of Gravity* is a masterpiece about love and loss that transports readers far beyond the confines of space and time.
*Phases of Gravity* is a thoughtful, deeply involving novel from an author who has earned numerous honors, including the World Fantasy Award for *Song of Kali* and the Hugo Award for *Hyperion*.

Phantom Quartz

It’s nearing Yule in Amethyst, and the witchy reporter, Stacy Justice, is consumed with only one thing—getting through her cousin Cinnamon’s baby shower. Everyone is anticipating the arrival of the newest, tiniest Geraghty. Even Stacy’s familiar, Thor, is searching for the perfect gift. When Cinnamon’s Italian relatives swarm the town like locusts, Stacy has only three things on her mind–provide a peaceful affair for both mother and unborn baby, spend some quality time with her own mother who is visiting from Ireland, and eat as much of her aunt Lolly’s famous food as she can stomach.
But someone else has an entirely different agenda. Someone consumed with rage, jealousy and bitterness. Someone who feels that the Geraghtys—and especially Stacy—are standing in the way of a fated prophesy.
When a ghost who doesn’t *know* he’s a ghost, follows Stacy home from a crime scene, she thinks her biggest problem is trying to convince the teenager that he’s dead. Until she discovers her mother conspiring with a secret coven, Cinnamon acting strangely magical, and Birdie and the aunts have lost their mojo. Then a spell is cast designed to siphon all of Stacy’s magic and rip away the very identity she’s worked so hard to accept.
Worst of all? A visit from an old friend warns Stacy that she has only one week left to live.
The sixth book in the heart-pounding, bewitching mystery series is sure to please long standing fans and new readers alike as secrets are revealed and loyalties are shattered. When the last page is turned, neither readers, nor the Seeker herself, will ever be the same.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: *It is highly recommended that this series be read in order.*

People of the Sky

**“An entrancing, occasionally erotic novel of clashing cultures and alien biology” from the author of *Ratha’s Creature* , an ALA Best Book ( *Locus* ).**
Old technology survives and even thrives on the challenges of a new planet populated by ancient human spirits. Kesbe Temiya, a freelance flyer, accepts a commission to deliver an ancient but restored C‑47 (a Gooney Bird, in twentieth century parlance, named The Gooney Berg by its new owner) to a collector of rare aircraft on the planet Oneway. Dropped off by a starship, Temiya gets sidetracked by bad weather, rescued by a mysterious figure riding an alien flying creature, and stranded in a long‑vanished Pueblo Indian colony that follows the prophecy of the Blue Star Kachina and lives the old ways, isolated from technology and away from the white man. Despite her own Pueblo blood, Kesbe is an outsider; only by adopting the ways of the People of the Sky, including a ritual that may turn her, too, into a throwback and could even kill her, can she find the help she needs to fulfill her mission—and find the life that is right for her.

Patterns of Chaos

An assassination is ordered-700 million years ago
Bron is a chaos catalyst. He wreaks havoc and destruction as surely as a hurricane wherever he goes. Commando Central has planted an electrode transmitter-receiver deep inside his brain and infiltrated him into the Destroyer Spacefleet to prevent it from gaining absolute mastery of the galaxy. But Bron’s own brand of chaos is lethally unpredictable. And when whole planets are annihilated by monster hellburner bombs set on course seven hundred million years ago from distant Andromeda, aimed directly at Bron himself, both sides realise that something more colossal, more threatening and infinitely more powerful is taking a hand in Bron’s weird destiny…
The Patterns of Chaos is SF in the grand style-a mighty tale of galactic intrigue and destruction.

Patriotic Treason

“Why doth treason never prosper?
Because if it prosper, none dare call it treason.”
Humanity has reached out into space and settled nearly three hundred worlds, but all is not well in the Human Sphere. The United Nations is locked into a war with the Colonies, entire worlds are being devastated by war, civilisation is on the verge of falling apart and Earth is on the verge of complete environmental collapse. The war is unwinnable, yet the UN has no choice, but to keep fighting. The Political Class will not accept a defeat. It would mean the end of their power.
A new recruit into the United Nations Peace Force, John Walker, is the only man who can save humanity – at the cost of everything he’d ever loved. This is his story.

Party Discipline

**From *Boing Boing* cofounder and the bestselling author of *Little Brother* and its sequel *Homeland* comes Cory Doctorow’s “Party Discipline,” a Original **
In a cyberpunk world where most of us are just surplus population, certain temptations are acute indeed.
At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Paranormal Bromance

Sam has been a vampire for 15 years, and now he’s having a midlife crisis. That is, if he were still human, he’d be turning 40 and having a midlife crisis. He’s just met exactly the kind of woman he’s always wanted — but these days, all he really wants is blood.  Maybe he could work through it, but his vampire roommates just don’t understand.  Wasn’t unlife supposed to get easier?
This novella is set in the world of Carrie Vaughn’s bestselling Kitty Norville series.

Outward Bound

Fifteen-year-old Linc Marani is from the wrong side of twenty-second-century L.A.’s tracks. Everyone he knows is addicted to dope, booze and the violence that masquerades as bravado in life on the streets. When a chance at some cold hard cash is offered to him by a slick associate in a fancy Cadillac, Linc jumps at the bait — only to find himself sentenced to a juvenile labor camp when the heist goes sour.Labor camp: to Linc it means an aching, dawn-to-dusk grind — Marine bootcamp-style discipline with no hope of escape or parole. He is about to give up and head out for a precisely regimented and miserable future when a mysterious psychologist offers him the chance of a lifetime. Can Linc overcome one of the worst neighborhoods on Earth by proving his worth on a mission beyond the stars?

Out of This World

The heart-pounding conclusion to the thrilling Wildlings trilogy.
At the end of Over My Head, Josh has propelled himself into the Otherworld where he believes his former girlfriend Elzie is in imminent danger. He leaves behind his closest friends: Marina, whose fledgling romance with Theo is increasingly complicated by her undeniable feelings for Josh, and Des, who is trying to figure out his own role amongst his Wildling friends. In this unpredictable world a side-step from our own, Josh discovers more about the awesome power he holds within as he deals with hostility from certain animal clans and elders.
Back in Santa Feliz his friends are facing a huge anti-Wildling rally that threatens all Wildling teens with segregation and incarceration. In the most tense and perilous of circumstances in both worlds, Josh and his friends must rely on each other’s love, ingenuity and loyalty just to survive.
“Charles de Lint writes like a magician. He draws out the strange inside our own world, weaving stories that feel more real than we are when we read them. He is, simply put, the best.”
\- Holly Black
“Charles de Lint’s greatest strength…is his obvious love for his characters, and empathy for people generally. …he is showing us people living up to their potential, rather than down to it. And that is what makes de Lint’s books rewarding.”
\- Locus Magazine
“De Lint’s evocative images, both ordinary and fantastic, jolt the imagination.”
\- Publishers Weekly
“Unlike most fantasy writers who deal with battles between ultimate good and evil, de Lint concentrates on smaller, very personal conflicts. Perhaps this is what makes him accessible to the non-fantasy audience as well as the hard-core fans. Perhaps it’s just damned fine writing.”
\- Quill & Quire

Out of Their Minds

**A writer finds himself trapped in an isolated village where anything imagined becomes reality in this wildly inventive contemporary fantasy**
Hoping to write his book in quiet and seclusion, Horton Smith has returned home to Pilot Knob. Here, in the tiny village where he passed so many carefree childhood years, he is untroubled by the pressures of the big city and can freely answer the call of his muse. Of course, back in the city Horton didn’t have to run from dinosaurs. There were no cartoon hillbillies offering him moonshine, Don Quixote was content to confine himself to the pages of a book, and the Devil himself was not on Horton’s tail. Something very, *very* unusual is going on in Pilot Knob, and Horton Smith is determined to get to the bottom of it—if his own imagination doesn’t kill him first!
In *Out of Their Minds* , science fiction Grand Master Clifford D. Simak changes gears, treating his readers to a delightfully satiric flight of fancy and fantasy. An award-winning author renowned for his remarkable visions of the future, Simak brings creatures and characters from humankind’s collective imagination to breathtaking life in this fast-moving and unforgettable tale.

Out of the Sun

This is a collection that contains:
• The short story *Out of the Sun* which runs from pages 9 to 92.
• A one page essay, *The Facts About Lasers* , on page 93 about the story.
• An essay, *The Amazing Laser* , which runs from pages 95 to 223.

Out of Darkness

He Must Learn To Live In A Hostile WorldReece is one of the first Galdoni allowed to go to school as part of the integration program that hopes to bring the Galdoni into society without major incident. Unfortunately, Reece is forced to combat hostility, hypocrisy, and his own instincts to fight. That all changes when Ava walks into the classroom. ˃˃˃ Can He Overcome His Inner Demons And Protect His People?Reece is torn by the way he is drawn to the female Galdoni and what she believes about him. When a threat attacks the school, Reece confronts pain, fear, and heartache to ensure that Ava, the school, and the rest of the Galdoni will never again become a target.˃˃˃ This third installment in the Galdoni series is a masterfully written addition that is sure to please YA paranormal fans everywhere!Scroll Up And Grab Your Copy Today!