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Grotto of the Dancing Deer

**Ten tales of wonder, danger, and the future—including the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning title story—from the science fiction Grand Master.**
This volume contains ten stellar short stories by Clifford D. Simak, “the most underrated great science fiction writer alive” (Theodore Sturgeon). In “Grotto of the Dancing Deer,” a man carrying an ancient secret finally speaks up, unable to bear any longer the loneliness he has experienced for millennia. In “Over the River,” which Simak wrote in memory of his beloved grandmother Ellen, children from an embattled future are sent back for safekeeping to their ancestors in the peaceful past. And in “Day of Truce,” the inhabitants of a suburban subdivision must barricade themselves against bands of roving attackers. On only one day each year do the gates open wide . . .
Each story includes an introduction by David W. Wixon, literary executor of the Clifford D. Simak estate and editor of this ebook.

Grigori Returned

Grigori Returned is the second book in The Atlas Series.
Just seconds after Kala Hicks had to do the unthinkable, she’s thrown back into a world she didn’t choose and frankly could do without. Her next mission has her doubting whether or not being Atlas is for the greater good or the greater evil.
Attacked on all sides, Kala must battle the Titans now, and Cronos himself wants to take her down.
Learning more about her past and who Atlas really is, Kala finds a hidden power within that changes everything…

Greenmantle

Not far from the city there is an ancient wood, forgotten by the modern world, where Mystery walks in the moonlight. He wears the shape of a stag, or a goat, or a horned man wearing a cloak of leaves. He is summoned by the music of the pipes or a fire of bones on Midsummer’s Evening. He is chased by the hunt and shadowed by the wild girl.
 
Greenmantle is not only a gripping thriller but also an introduction to the most profound philosophical issues in literature what stories are for and how they create us. …de Lint shows an awareness of what he’s doing that makes his fiction not just a damn fine read but also a clear map of the road that fantasy follows through the human mind. …with Greenmantle, he shows that, far from being mere escapism, contemporary fantasy can be the deep mythic literature of our time.
\–The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, April 1989: 
 
Charles de Lint is one of my favorite fantasy writers. His juxtapositions of classical folklore with modern settings are full of power and beauty. His novel Greenmantle, is no exception: strong characters deal strongly with themselves and the supernatural. What is unique about this book is that the supernatural element is not the problem that most of the people are dealing with. It’s an integral part of the story, but it is seldom threatening and it’s generally beautiful. In most fantasies, the supernatural is the focus: here the focus is on people learning to stand their ground.
\–Locus Magazine, December 1987
 
Constructing a fantasy around the mythical figure of the horned god and interweaving it with a hard-hitting contemporary thriller is a nice idea in theory. In practice, when a story tries to cross genre boundaries or mix genre elements, it tends to lose its focus and fall into a vacuous no-man’s land. Charles de Lint has succeeded magnificently where many have failed. Greenmantle fires on all cylinders and on all levels, especially in that difficult interstice between fantasy and reality. By turns poignant and upbeat, without being schmaltzy, this engrossing and pacy story will hold your attention from first to last and beyond guaranteed!
\–Fear Magazine, March 1991
 
Greenmantle sings to the intuitive mind with a clear, sublime and evocative sound. De Lint tells us that Greenmantle was partly inspired by Lord Dunsany’s fantasy The Blessing of Pan. To my mind, de Lint’s adaptation of this little known work represents the state-of-the-art of fantasy today. Greenmantle is made uncommonly vivid not only by a tightly wound plot, a modern-day setting, and a good number of well-drawn, sympathetic characters, but also by the author’s rare ability to awaken in the reader a sense of knowledge and wonder about a level of latent reality that remains hidden or only half suspected.
\–Rave Reviews, 1988
 
This is the second book by Charles de Lint that I’ve read, and I’m totally hooked. The story was not at all what I expected, in the best possible way. How many fantasy novels have you read that started off depicting the aftermath of a mafia hit? I’m guessing none. And yet de Lint is such a masterful storyteller that he manages to weave together the backgrounds and needs of a wide variety of characters without ever letting the reader feel confused, lost, or disinterested. Before long, it’s making perfect sense that our protagonists include a retired mafia hit man, a recent lottery winner, and a little girl. It makes perfect sense that we also learn about the inhabitants of a hidden village, a mysterious entity that may or may not be a god, a small time thug who wants to be much bigger than his britches can handle, a random local guy who’s just in the wrong place at the wrong time, and a forest “secret” that sometimes seems like a raggamuffin girl and sometimes like an ancient faerie.
    Besides the technical prowess, I think what I enjoyed most about this story was that, despite the elements of fantasy, it could just as easily been categorized as mainstream fiction. Sort of how Stephen King started off as horror but became so popular he transcended the genre. Like King, de Lint blurs the edges of the real world to show us a possibility that might exist right under our noses. However, his writing is also extraordinary, literary and lyric, authentic and easy.
    This was so enjoyable, I got depressed when I finished it! I can’t wait to read more of de Lint’s work.
\–Good Reads
 
De Lint is a master of the modern urban folk tale. 
\–The Denver Post
 
It is hard to imagine urban fantasy done better then it is by de Lint at his best. 
\–Booklist
 
In de Lint’s capable hands, modern fantasy becomes something other than escapism. It becomes folk song, the stuff of urban myth. 
\–The Phoenix Gazette

Going Green

In the ambiguously near future, a snap decision by a government official inadvertently sets in motion the destruction of mankind. Going Green chronicles the brief journey from infection to extinction through a series of short, interconnected stories, peppered with colorful commentary from both the skeptics and those just looking to survive. This print edition of Going Green contains special bonus materials and illustrations that are not available in e-book format. Please note: The following is a lighthearted and satirical novella. It is not intended for use as a survival guide in the event of an actual zombie apocalypse.

Glasshouse

In the twenty-seventh century, accelerated technology dictates the memories and personalities of people. With most of his own memories deleted, Robin enters The Glasshouse-an experimental polity where he finds himself at the mercy of his own unbalanced psyche.

Girl From the Stars Book 5- Day’s Hunt

Confronted with the truth about her origin, Liora has to make a difficult choice that can change the entire fate of the Macrocosm. Battling loss, Ketulans, and the desires of her own heart, Liora confronts an evil she thought long banished from her life and the cosmos. The fight she faces turns out to be the most difficult of her life in more ways than one. Can she survive the consequences of her own actions long enough to defeat the greatest peril of her existence?

Girl From the Stars Book 3: Day’s End

When Liora Day and the Kratos crew destroyed half of the Omne Occasus, it turned not only her Damaclan father, but the entire Coalition, against them. The crew of the SS Kratos band together to destroy the rest of the galaxy imploder, but in doing so, they confront a new danger nobody foresaw. Liora is prepared to risk it all to save her race, but when the man she loves puts his own life on the line for hers, everything changes. Can Liora confront death to rescue the human who has given her something worth living for?

Girl From the Stars Book 1- Daybreak

Liora Day, half-human, half-mess with her and you’ll die Damaclan, had been thrown onto a rough path at a very early age. But when she is broken out of a cage by Devren, the young captain of the SS Kratos, she is shown that perhaps humanity does have a heart. The Kratos is set on a mission to rescue fallen surveyors from the Revolutionaries, and Liora is given the choice to follow her Damaclan instincts, or trust Devren’s dark eyes and captivating smile that promise an adventure unlike any she has ever experienced.

Ghost Spin

**Sometimes a ghost of a chance is all you get.**
*Award-winning author Chris Moriarty returns to a dazzling cyber-noir far future in this gritty, high-stakes thriller where the only rule is “Evolve . . . or die.”*

The Age of Man is ending. The UN’s sprawling interstellar empire is failing as its quantum teleportation network collapses, turning once-viable colonies into doomed island outposts. Humanity’s only hope of survival is the Drift: a mysterious region of space where faster-than-light travel—or something far stranger—seems possible. As mercenaries and pirates flock to the Drift, the cold war between the human-led UN and the clone-dominated Syndicates heats up. Whoever controls the Drift will chart the future course of human evolution—and no one wants to be left behind in a universe where the price of failure is extinction.
When the AI called Cohen ventures into the Drift, he dies—allegedly by his own hand—and his consciousness is scattered across the cosmos. Some of his ghosts are still self-aware. Some are insane. And one of them hides a secret worth killing for. Enter Major Catherine Li, Cohen’s human (well, partly human) lover, who embarks on a desperate search to solve the mystery of Cohen’s death—and put him back together. But Li isn’t the only one interested in Cohen’s ghosts. Astrid Avery, a by-the-book UN navy captain, is on the hunt. So is William Llewellyn, a pirate who has one of the ghosts in his head, which is slowly eating him alive. Even the ghosts have their own agendas. And lurking behind them all is a pitiless enemy who will stop at nothing to make sure the dead don’t walk again.
**Praise for *Ghost Spin** *
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“Complexity is the watchword here, of thought, idea, narrative, character and plot. . . . Highly rewarding.” **— *Kirkus Reviews** *
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“Rewarding . . . The adaptations humans make to survive in the hostile environments of other worlds, a galaxy teetering on the edge of singularity . . . are genuinely visionary.” **— *Publishers Weekly** *
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“This stand-along ‘spin-off’ offers a compelling tale of adventure/suspense blended with cybernoir and high-tech sf.” **— *Library Journal** *
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“An excellent read: gripping, fast-paced, provocative and handsome.” **—Tor.com**
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“A brilliant mix of space opera, cyberpunk, and just plain great writing, Moriarty’s work is some of the most impressive in science fiction today.” **—SFRevu**
*From the Trade Paperback edition.*

Ganymede

**The third book in the Clockwork Century series, following Cherie Priest’s steampunk adventure–and runaway hit– *Boneshaker* and its sequel, *Dreadnought** *
The air pirate Andan Cly is going straight. Well, straight *er*. Although he’s happy to run alcohol guns wherever the money’s good, he doesn’t think the world needs more sap, or its increasingly ugly side-effects. But becoming legit is easier said than done, and Cly’s first legal gig – a supply run for the Seattle Underground – will be paid for by sap money.
New Orleans is not Cly’s first pick for a shopping run. He loved the Big Easy once, back when he also loved a beautiful mixed-race prostitute named Josephine Early – but that was a decade ago, and he hasn’t looked back since. Jo’s still thinking about him, though, or so he learns when he gets a telegram about a peculiar piloting job. It’s a chance to complete two lucrative jobs at once, one he can’t refuse. He sends his old paramour a note and heads for New Orleans, with no idea of what he’s in for – or what she wants him to fly.
But he won’t be flying. Not exactly. Hidden at the bottom of Lake Pontchartrain lurks an astonishing war machine, an immense submersible called the *Ganymede*. This prototype could end the war, if only anyone had the faintest idea of how to operate it… . If only they could sneak it past the Southern forces at the mouth of the Mississippi River… If only it hadn’t killed most of the men who’d ever set foot inside it.
But it’s those “if onlys” that will decide whether Cly and his crew will end up in the history books, or at the bottom of the ocean.
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Galdoni

After The Academy Closes, A Galdoni Struggles To Find His Way Saro is a Galdoni who finds himself displaced by the closing of the Academy. Eventually, he is taken in by a man, unaware that the man’s motives are directed by a dangerous enemy. As Saro’s world crashes around him, he finds the one thing that was never meant to exist, a female Galdoni. ˃˃˃ Amid Chaos And A Race Against Time, He Finds A Solace He Never ExpectedHe races against time to save her and in turn finds himself at the mercy of other Galdoni striving to carve their place in the world. Amid the burning chaos that has become his life, Saro finds a solace he never expected, eyes filled with understanding and a smile that steals his heart even though he’s only begun to trust. ˃˃˃ With the fate of the Galdoni on his shoulders, Saro has to decide what’s worth fighting for, and how much he is willing to put on the line.Scroll Up And Grab Your Copy Today!

Friday Night Bites

**The story of a young heiress’s initiation into the dark society of the Chicagoland Vampires continues.**
Ten months after vampires revealed their existence to the mortals of Chicago, they’re enjoying a celebrity status usually reserved for the Hollywood elite. But should people learn about the Raves – mass feeding parties where vampires round up humans like cattle – the citizens will start sharpening their stakes.
So now it’s up to the new vampire Merit to reconnect with her upper class family and act as liaison between humans and bloodsuckers, and keep the more unsavory aspects of the vampire lifestyle out of the media. But someone doesn’t want peace between them – someone with an ancient grudge.