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The award-winning novel that propelled author Charles de Lint to his status as a master of urban fantasy, illustrated by Charles Vess. Unique to this Triskell Press edition is a new afterword by de Lint reminiscing on the impact of his seminal work.
When Sara Kendell opens a box of oddments in the storeroom of the Merry Dancers Old Book and Antique Emporium, she has no idea that she’ll stumble across anything unusual. But those seemingly ordinary artifacts—a painting, a ring and a flat bone disc—will turn Sara’s world upside down and lead her to places she never dreamed could exist: a world of mists and forests, ancient magics, mythical beings, ageless bards…and restless evil.
In a tale sweeping from ancient Wales to the streets of modern Ottawa, de Lint’s unforgettable characters—Sara Kendell; her beloved uncle Jamie; Blue the biker; Kieran the folk musician; RCMP Inspector Tucker; Pukwudji the trickster; the inscrutable Tom Hengyr; and the magic of Tamson House itself—will stay with you forever.
Readers placed Moonheart (1984) on Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels of the 20th Century list. It also won the William Crawford Award bestowed by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts.
Charles de Lint is the modern master of urban fantasy. Folktale, myth, fairy tale, dreams, urban legend—all of it adds up to pure magic in de Lint’s vivid, original world. No one does it better.
— Alice Hoffman
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 is an impossibly, ridiculously talented sort of man—and I’ve
been reading him for so long that he pretty much crafted my own ideas of what
a fairy tale ought to be.”
—Cherie Priest
“Charles de Lint is a folksinger as well as a writer and it is this voice we hear…
both old and new, lyric, longing, touched by magic.”
—Jane Yolen
“He shows that, far from being escapism, contemporary fantasy can be the
deep mythic literature of our time.”
—The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
“You open a de Lint story, and like the interior of a very genial Pandora’s box,
the atmosphere is suddenly full of deep woods and quaint city streets and a
magic that’s nowhere near so far removed as Middle Earth.”
—James P. Blaylock

Moon Palace

«Era l’estate in cui per la prima volta gli uomini posero piede sulla luna. A quei tempi ero molto giovane, tuttavia non credevo che esistesse un futuro…» Cosí Marco Stanley Fogg, moderno David Copperfield alla ricerca di un’identità e di un passato, inizia il racconto del suo viaggio straordinario. Un viaggio nello spazio – dai “canyon” tra i grattacieli di Manhattan agli sconfinati deserti dello Utah, fino alla frontiera dell’Oceano Pacifico – e soprattutto nel tempo. Con un gusto per l’intreccio di tipico sapore ottocentesco, Fogg, orfano di un padre mai conosciuto ma eternamente cercato, tra coincidenze improbabili e intricati itinerari della memoria, dipana il suo mistero familiare, ripercorrendo a ritroso il proprio e altrui passato lungo l’arco di tre generazioni: da quel primo allunaggio fino agli albori del secolo.
*Moon Palace* è una prova di alta maestria narrativa, se è vero, come ha scritto Guido Fink, che Paul Auster «lo voglia o no, è forse l’ultimo dei “classici” americani».

Missile Gap

### From Publishers Weekly
In this weird little alternative history novella, acclaimed futurist Stross (_Glasshouse_) takes the familiar clashes of the Cold War and stretches and warps them to fit a flattened Earth where the emergence of new continents incites competitive colonization efforts from the Americans and Soviets. When the colonists encounter 1,000-year-old radioactive ruins and poisonous termite-like creatures that exhibit eerie degrees of intelligence, the true nature of their changed world slowly becomes clear. The result is a blend of 1900s H.G. Wells and 1970s propaganda, updated for the 21st century in the clear, chilly and fashionably cynical style that lets Stross get away with premises that would be absurdly cheesy in anyone else’s hands. *(Dec.)*
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### From Booklist
With the dazzling success of his last two novels, including the Hugo-nominated *Accelerando* (2005), Stross is rapidly establishing himself as one of the preeminent masters of hard sf. Here he takes a breather from weightier fare with a bizarre, nevertheless brilliant alternate-history novella featuring a protracted U.S.-Soviet cold war. The astounding wrinkle in this scenario is that the entire surface of the Earth has been peeled like an orange and, along with other, unknown continents, spread across the surface of an immense disk by mysterious alien forces. Speculation runs rampant among scientists in the U.S and Soviet Union, which has swallowed Europe, as to the how and why of this miraculous transfer, while the rivals encounter further unsettling surprises in their respective pushes to seize new territory. The creatively chosen cast includes a CIA operative named, in homage to Kafka, Gregor Samsa; the late popular astronomer Carl Sagan; and former cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. Once again, Stross sets the bar high for his colleagues, should they be feeling competitive, in this mind-bending, intriguing yarn. *Carl Hays*
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Misguided Allies

Half-fae Sam Gollet is no stranger to solitary confinement—being a half-fae working as a vampire enforcer will do that to you. She is also accustomed to solving the crimes within the supernatural community inside the Illinois Mystical Reservation when the feds refuse to lift a finger.
After being released from Solitary, she finds herself quickly embroiled in the mysterious deaths of leading members of the fae community. Despite having been ostracized by the fae community, Sam agrees to solve the murders at the risk of her own safety.
As the body count rises, she’ll be forced to show her allegiance to the fae and prove that she’s not in league with Heywood’s vampire gang, all the while trying to rebuild her crumbling friendships, avoid rejection from her family, and dissuade the unwanted attentions of a mage living outside the reservation. It seems like no matter what she does, all they can see is her allegiance to the vampires, leaving her wondering if she is stuck with misguided allies.

Mind the Gap

You never know when you’ll find yourself
falling through one of the cracks in the world.…
Two of today’s brightest stars of dark fantasy combine their award-winning, critically acclaimed talents in this spellbinding new tale of magic, terror, and adventure that begins when a young woman slips through the space between our everyday world and the one hiding just beneath it.
*Always assume there’s someone after you.* That was the paranoid wisdom her mother had hardwired into Jasmine Towne ever since she was a little girl. Now, suddenly on her own, Jazz is going to need every skill she has ever been taught to survive enemies both seen and unseen. For her mother had given Jazz one last invaluable piece of advice, written in her own blood.
*Jazz Hide Forever
* All her life Jazz has known them only as the “Uncles,” and her mother seemed to fear them as much as depend on them. Now these enigmatic, black-clad strangers are after Jazz for reasons she can’t fathom, and her only escape is to slip into the forgotten tunnels of London’s vast underground. Here she will meet a tribe of survivors calling themselves the United Kingdom and begin an adventure that links her to the ghosts of a city long past, a father she never knew, and a destiny she fears only slightly less than the relentless killers who’d commit any crime under heaven or earth to prevent her from fulfilling it.

Midnight Crossroad

**The first book in Charlaine Harris’s bestselling paranormal mystery series about a small town where only outsiders fit in – now adapted into major TV series** ***Midnight, Texas* on SyFy UK**
From Charlaine Harris, the bestselling author who created Sookie Stackhouse, the world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, comes a new, darker world – populated by more strangers than friends. But then, that’s how the locals prefer it.
Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and Davy Road. It’s a pretty standard dried-up western town.
There’s a pawnshop (someone lives in the basement and is seen only at night). There’s a diner (people who are just passing through tend not to linger). And there’s new resident Manfred Bernardo, who thinks he’s found the perfect place to work in private (and who has secrets of his own).
Stop at the one traffic light in town, and everything looks normal. Stay awhile, and learn the truth…

Metal Emissary

Dispatched on a secret mission in Central Asia, 22 year old Lieutenant Jamie Hanover encounters hostile tribes, steam-powered robots and djinn in his search for answers regarding the British defeat at Trafalgar.
Helped by the strange mystic, Hari Singh, the two men fight side by side in the mountains as they track a strange metal emissary through the infamous Khyber Pass.
Following in the emissary’s destructive footsteps Jamie and Hari travel to Adina Pur, where the uncovering of secrets and the culmination of their respective missions demands a heavy price.
Metal Emissary is a Steampunk Adventure set in Central Asia in the 1850s, full of weird machines, exotic characters, dust, snow and blood.
The Adventures of Hanover & Singh series includes:
Metal Emissary
Slow Demons


The closest planet to our Sun, Mercury is a rocky, barren, heat-scorched world. But there are those who hope to find wealth in its desolation.
Saito Yamagata thinks Mercury’s position will make it an ideal orbit point for satellites that could someday create enough power to propel starships into deep space. He hires Dante Alexios to bring his dreams to life. Astrobiologist Victor Molina thinks the water at Mercury’s poles may harbor evidence of life, and hopes to achieve fame and glory by proving it. Bishop Elliot Danvers has been sent by the powerful Earth-based “New Morality” to keep close tabs on Molina’s endeavors, which threaten to produce results contrary to fundamentalist teachings.
Three of these men are blissfully unaware of their shared history and how it ties into one of mankind’s greatest tragedies. Years before, visionary engineer Mance Bracknell made his own attempt to help man progress into space by building a ladder to the stars: a glistening tower stretching thousands of miles into the air, anchored by spans of steel to a satellite in geosynchronous orbit. But technological endeavor was no match for human passions, and greed and jealousy provoked terrorists to an act of sabotage that resulted in the death of millions.
There’s no telling how many more will have to die before Mance has his revenge…
At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Memory and Dream

Longer description (includes review excerpts)
In the bohemian city of Newford, young Isabelle Copley becomes the chosen student of the brilliant, yet reclusive artist Vincent Rushkin. In the course of her arduous training, Isabelle becomes so adept that her paintings take on a life of their own. But her mentor’s cruelty brings such tragedy to Isabelle and her creations that she turns her back on her talent and buries her emotions, memories and dreams in a web of denial. 
Now, twenty years later, Isabelle must face a past that she has long denied, and once again unlock the slumbering power of her brush. In a dark reckoning with her old master, she must find the courage to unravel her delusions, live out her dreams, and bring the magic of her art back to life.
Unique to this Triskell Press edition is a new (2014) afterword by Charles de Lint discussing how art has affected his writing, and this book in particular.
Review excerpts:
It is hard to imagine urban fantasy done better than it is by de Lint at his best, and this book shows his imagination and craft at their highest levels.
…de Lint’s folkloric scholarship is as outstanding as ever; he never lets it slide into academicism or pretension. Memory and Dream deserves the highest recommendation and the widest readership. Consider it a mandatory acquisition for any self-respecting fantasy collection.
\- Booklist, 10/01/94, American Library Association
The Otherworld tends to lurk just out of sight in de Lint’s works, waiting for some chink to appear in the facade of his characters’ lives and allow its spirits entry. (Memory & Dream) is no exception; here fantastic creatures gain access to the bohemian village of Newford through the work of Isabelle, a talented young painter. Apprenticing herself to the troll-like master painter Rushkin, Isabelle learns to paint amazing creatures – creations that subsequently take on a (possibly evil) life of their own. When circumstances cause a friend’s message to reach out to her from beyond the grave, Isabelle must confront her own delusional revisionist history and decide if she has the strength to use her art, and the courage to do what she must. While Isabelle’s delusions and the book’s implication that artists are superior beings become somewhat repetitious, de Lint is otherwise in top form here. His multi-voiced, time-shifting narrative (the story spans 20 years) beautifully evokes a sense of creative community, making it almost possible to believe that the rarified aesthetic atmosphere might well be capable of conjuring up a spirit or two.
\- Publishers Weekly, 10/03/199

Mazer in Prison

The Short Story relating to Ender Saga Series appeared in Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show


“I loved the romance in this novel Maxon and Lianna were amazing characters, they were both so spunky and sassy. Plus, the action scenes and powers/abilities were truly epic. I loved it!” The Not So Public Library Prince Maxon may be twenty-two years old now, but he’s still haunted by his boyhood abduction and torture in Hell. To deal with his past, Maxon limits his present-day activities to killing demons and seducing women. No long-term relationships. No combat too dangerous. No problem, right? Wrong. Maxon’s life has stalled out. The old thrills aren’t there anymore, either on the battlefield or in the bedroom. While staking out his next fight, Maxon meets what seems like just another girl after a good time. What he gets is a close encounter with Lianna, a lady warrior with ties to the mysterious elemental rulers called the monarkki. It’s love at first fight. Trouble is, Lianna’s running from a dark history of her own, and her elemental enemies are closing in. When Lianna gets taken, Maxon realizes that after years of wrong choices and dead ends, the right woman is worth risking it all… “I love how Bauer manages to add some awesome new world building to each of her books.” – Molly M, Riffle Publisher’s Note: Christina Bauer is a non-linear thinker who came up with ARMAGEDDON and then went back and wrote some earlier books. This is why you’ll see ARMAGEDDON (Book 7) and the Offspring series available before THE BRUTAL TIME (Book 6). We’ve told her to stop this practice, but she keeps giving us lewd hand gestures in response. Apologies in advance for any inconvenience. Don’t Miss These Series From Christina Bauer – Fairy Tales of the Magicorum , a series of modern fairy tales with sass, action, and romance – Beholder, where a medieval farm girl discovers necromancy and true love – Dimension Drift, a dystopian adventure with science, snark, and hot aliens – Angelbound, about a quasi (part human and part demon) girl who loves to kick butt in Purgatory’s Arena as outlined below… Angelbound Origins In which Myla Lewis kicks ass and takes names. Nuff said. .5 Duty Bound – a prequel from Prince Lincoln 1. Angelbound 1.5 Lincoln – the events of Angelbound as told by Prince Lincoln 2. Scala 3. Acca 4. Thrax 5. The Dark Lands 6. The Brutal Time (Fall 2019) 7. Armageddon (already here, long story!) Angelbound Offspring The next generation takes on Heaven, Hell, and everything in between 1. Maxon 2. Portia 3. Zinnia (Summer 2019) 4. Kaps (Summer 2020) 5. Huntress (Summer 2021) Angelbound Worlds Inside stories about your fav characters 1. Xavier (Spring 2020) 2. Cissy (Spring 2021) Get your FREE copy of Christina’s novella, BEVERLY HILLS VAMPIRE, when you sign up for her personal newsletter: ***Not available in stores***

Mathematical Methods and Modelling in Applied Sciences

This book presents a collection of original research papers from the 2nd International Conference on Mathematical and Related Sciences, held in Antalya, Turkey, on 27 – 30 April 2019 and sponsored/supported by Düzce University, Turkey; the University of Jordan; and the Institute of Applied Mathematics, Baku State University, Azerbaijan. The book focuses on various types of mathematical methods and models in applied sciences; new mathematical tools, techniques and algorithms related to various branches of applied sciences; and important aspects of applied mathematical analysis. It covers mathematical models and modelling methods related to areas such as networks, intelligent systems, population dynamics, medical science and engineering, as well as a wide variety of analytical and numerical methods.
The conference aimed to foster cooperation among students, researchers and experts from diverse areas of mathematics and related sciences and to promote fruitful exchanges on crucial research in the field.
This book is a valuable resource for graduate students, researchers and educators interested in applied mathematics and interactions of mathematics with other branches of science to provide insights into analysing, modelling and solving various scientific problems in applied sciences.