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But the rumors of big changes in the political universe reach even the depths of the Academy. Distrust and secretiveness invade the minds of all of the cadets. Something dark and tumultuous hangs over all of them, and not just the ever-present storms of Oymyakon.
Then someone finds a body in the lower levels, and the accusations fly. A murder, but committed decades before. Long before the time of any of the cadets.
But not before the time of the instructors. In fact, exactly at the time Colonel Hansen was Cadet Hansen.
Can Ritchie and Fitz solve the coldest of cases and prove the colonel innocent? Or worse, guilty?
But Scout finds herself at a crossroads. One road leads back to a quiet life snug under the protective dome of a city. The other road leads to a life in the rebellion, a life of adventure and excitement but also danger. Dare she try to find the rebels hiding in the hills?
Then a chance encounter with a stranger from the other side of the galaxy threatens to derail what remains of Scout's life. The entire galaxy awaits her, if she survives the next four days.
"Under Falling Skies", a young adult science fiction novel, set on a remote planet with a distinctly Old West feel. For fans of gunslinging women and young girl assassins. And dogs.
Your itinerary of short flights includes:
Watcher Ghost by Linda Maye Adams
In Search of the Perfect Cup by Russ Crossley
Chimere by Marcelle Dube
Finder by Michael Jasper
The Bear in the Cable-Knit Sweater by Robert Jeschonek
Unsafe, Unsound by Kate MacLeod
Ghosting by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Moon Spell by Rita Schulz
By Her Hand, She Draws You Down by Douglas Smith
The Librarian by Blaze Ward
And some package deals (collections!):
One Horn to Rule Them All by Lisa Mangum (ed.)
The Cache and Other Stories by Sherry D. Ramsey
Decision Points by Bryan Thomas Schmidt (ed.)
Bad Ends by Rebecca Senese
S, F & H by Harvey Stanbrough
Strange that fate should throw them together now, among the last group of students admitted after the start of the semester. They had once shared the strongest of friendships. But that all ended a long time ago.
But when an insufferable but politically important woman turns up murdered, the two agree to put their differences aside and work together to solve the case.
Because the murderer might strike again. But more importantly, solving a murder would just have to impress the dour colonel who clearly thinks neither of them belong at his academy.
Then Kara and her family crash land near an empty mining town on an abandoned world. The pilot utters not a word, lost speechless in a terror Kara knows all too well.
No functional pilot? No escape. And something lurks in the rainy fog, watching them.
"I Rise into a Daybreak", a sci-fi horror novella where rite de passage meets cosmic terror.
Everyone at the academy knows her skill, knows her inability to compromise in the pursuit of excellence, and knows her drive for success at all costs that borders on desperation.
But all of that common knowledge works against her when a bullying upper class cadet dies in a freak training accident that looks a lot like murder. Because now everyone knows that Murdina Ritchie tops any possible list of suspects.
Suddenly she finds a goal beyond proving her worth: proving her own innocence.
But what if it were actually true? What if there was actual magic emanating from a book itself? What if a book was sentient? What if a book could actually interact in our world? What if there is something a bit more evil or sinister lurking in the pages?
What if a book doesn't just open up a world of possibilities to a reader, but, instead, brings the reader into that world? And what about the people for whom books are a central part of their lives? How do they interact with, or perhaps, include books in their magic, their schemes, their lives? How do they protect the infinite possibilities that books store and provide?
This bundle of more than 260,000 words from 10 short stories and 2 novels includes explorations of books and the world of books that include magical, supernatural, science fiction or speculative elements. Book nerds will love these tales, but that enjoyment might also come with a twist that makes you think twice about the ultimate power held by that seemingly benevolent tomb sitting on your bookshelves or lurking in your Kindle reader.
SAVE MORE THAN 30% OFF OF THE REGULAR PRICE BY GETTING ALL OF THESE AWESOME BOOK-THEMED TITLES BUNDLED TOGETHER.
Table of Contents
1. "Active Reader" by Mark Leslie
2. "The Page Turners" by DeAnna Knippling
3. "Clockwork Lives" by Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart
4. "Invasion of the Book Snatchers" by Ryan M. Williams
5. "These Chains" by Dayle A. Dermatis
6. "Guardian of the Grimoire" by Karen McCullough
7. "Quest for the Three Books" by Dawn Blair
8. "Warning! Do Not Read This Story!" by Robert Jeschonek
9. "The Story for the Letters" by Kate MacLeod
10. "Petra and the Blue Goo" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
This collection includes:
Blood and Ink
Gardens of Wind
Seagull and Raven
Tale of a Fox
On Desperate Seas
The Onmyoji's Wife
Din Ba Din
(This short story appeared on the 2013 Locus Magazine Recommended Reading List, was given an honorable Mention in Gardner Dozois' The Year's Best Science Fiction: Tenth Annual Collection, and was recommended reading in Rich Horton's The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2014 Edition.)
Table of Contents
1. "The Women of Whale Rock" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
2. "We, the Ocean" by Alexandra Brandt
3. "Oshenerth" by Alan Dean Foster
4. "Deep Dreaming" by Debbie Mumford
5. "Dolphin Knight" by Robert Jeschonek
6. "On Desperate Seas" by Kate MacLeod
7. "Fate's Door" by J.M. Ney-Grimm
8. "The Murky Depths" by Linda Jordan
9. "Dark, From the Sea" by Linda Maye Adams
10. "Ondine" by Brenda Carre
Tales of ghosts and spectres have enthralled us since time began. From ghostly servants, spectral possession, a space-going ghostbuster, to Halloween horrors, wicked toads and missing children these tales bring chills and thrills.
Ancient horrors, long-dead rockers, family secrets and helpful murder victims join them in providing the shivers and the quivers.
Dare you venture with the dead-walking.
13 tales of spooks, lost souls, and weird adventures.
Table of Contents
1. "Communication Breakdown" by Dayle A. Dermatis
2. "Alfred Lets Loose" by Linda Jordan
3. "Seventh" by Debbie Mumford
4. "Crossing the Naiad" by J.M. Ney-Grimm
5. "Full Circle" by Kate MacLeod
6. "Roadside Ghosts: A Collection of Horror and Dark Fantasy" by Steve Vernon
7. "The Palace" by Leah Cutter
8. "A Burning Rainbow Man" by Ann Stratton
9. "The Whole World for Each" by Kate MacLeod
10. "The Queen of Toads" by Joe Bonadonna
11. "Ghosts and Ghoulies" by Deb Logan
12. "The Secret of Blossom Rise: A Ghost Story" by A. L. Butcher
13. "The Popcorn Thief" by Leah Cutter
They send for a famed onmyoji from a distant prefecture but his widow Chiaki arrives in his place. How can this old woman succeed where master onmyoji failed?
The head of the order believes her the real power behind her husband, but the young apprentice Kenji suspects Chiaki hides another, deeper secret.
Set in the ornately structured world of tenth century Japan, the short story “The Onmyoji’s Wife” shows just how much power a good marriage can generate.
The cadets of the Oymyakon Foreign Service Academy know more than most about challenging environments. They experience one every day just while crossing their campus. Their planet barely ranks as habitable on the best of days. But now the third and fourth year cadets face even harsher conditions, climbing to heights nearly at the edge of space and totally within the heart of Oymyakon's ever-present storms.
Murdina Ritchie relishes the opportunity to test her mettle in ways she never could back home in the stable, comfortable environment of a space station. Shackleton Fitz IV delights in freedom from campus life and distance from the growing rumors of political turmoil in the Union of Free Worlds, if only for a few days.
Then a fellow cadet falls to her death. No one in the camp thinks this an accident. But with no way down off the mountain until the storm passes, they all live with the knowledge that a murderer lurks among them, possibly planning to kill again.
Ritchie and Fitz face death all the time. But if a human killer fails to end them, the planet itself just might finish the job. Staying alive calls on them to apply everything they've learned at the academy. But will it be enough?