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A Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin
Here is the first volume in George R. R. Martin’s magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords. As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best ...[more]
Stone of Tears - Terry Goodkind
Kahlan has at last gained the one goal she had always thought was beyond her grasp ... love. Against all odds, the ancient bonds of secret oaths, and the dark talents of men long dead, Richard has won her heart.

Amid sudden and disastrous even...[more]
Wizard's First Rule - Terry Goodkind
Now, enter Terry Goodkind's world, the world of the Sword of Truth. In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, a mysterious woman, Kahlan Amnell, appears in Richard Cypher's forest sanctuary seeking help ... and more. His world, his very...[more]
Wizard's First Rule - Terry Goodkind
Now, enter Terry Goodkind's world, the world of the Sword of Truth. In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, a mysterious woman, Kahlan Amnell, appears in Richard Cypher's forest sanctuary seeking help ... and more. His world, his very...[more]
Blood of the Fold - Terry Goodkind
An Epic of Two Worlds

In a world as rich and real as our own, Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell stand against the ancient forces which besiege the New World-- forces so terrible that when last they threatened, they could only be withstood b...[more]
A Princess of Mars - Edgar Rice Burroughs
This is the story of John Carter who while exploring a cave loses consciousness and when he awakes he finds himself on the planet Mars.
A Princess of Mars - Edgar Rice Burroughs
This is the story of John Carter who while exploring a cave loses consciousness and when he awakes he finds himself on the planet Mars.
A Game of Thrones (Song of Ice and Fire) - George R.R. Martin
Here is the first volume in George R. R. Martin’s magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords. As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best ...[more]
A Game of Thrones (Song of Ice and Fire) - George R.R. Martin
Here is the first volume in George R. R. Martin’s magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords. As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best ...[more]
Dune - Frank Herbert
The all-time science fiction masterpiece...now in a special hardcover edition.

"Unique...I know nothing comparable to it except Lord of the Rings."--Arthur C. Clarke

Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of ...[more]
Dune - Frank Herbert
The all-time science fiction masterpiece...now in a special hardcover edition.

"Unique...I know nothing comparable to it except Lord of the Rings."--Arthur C. Clarke

Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of ...[more]
The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, Book 1) - Robert Jordan
The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselve...[more]
The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, Book 1) - Robert Jordan
The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselve...[more]
The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, Book 1) - Robert Jordan
The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselve...[more]
The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, Book 1) - Robert Jordan
The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselve...[more]
Temple of the Winds - Terry Goodkind
On the red moon will come the firestorm...

Wielding the Sword of Truth, Richard Rahl has battled death itself and come to the defense of the D'Haran people. But now the power-mad Emperor Jagang confronts Richard with a swift and inexorabl...[more]
Temple of the Winds - Terry Goodkind
On the red moon will come the firestorm...

Wielding the Sword of Truth, Richard Rahl has battled death itself and come to the defense of the D'Haran people. But now the power-mad Emperor Jagang confronts Richard with a swift and inexorabl...[more]
The Gods of Mars - Edgar Rice Burroughs
This Townsend Library classic has been carefully edited to be more accessible to today's students. It includes a background note about the book, an author's biography, and a lively afterword. Acclaimed by educators nationwide, the Townsend Library is...[more]
The Fellowship of the Ring - J.R.R. Tolkien
Part one of The Lord of the Rings,Fellowship of the Ring is the first part of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure, The Lord of the Rings.

Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power -- the means by which he intends to rule Mi...[more]
The Fellowship of the Ring - J.R.R. Tolkien
Part one of The Lord of the Rings,Fellowship of the Ring is the first part of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure, The Lord of the Rings.

Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power -- the means by which he intends to rule Mi...[more]
Magic Kingdom for Sale--Sold! - Terry Brooks
After Ben Holiday purchased Landover, he discovered the magic kingdom had some problems. The Barons refused to recognize a king and the peasants were without hope. To make matters worse, Ben learned that he had to duel to the death with the Iron Mask...[more]
Magic Kingdom for Sale--Sold! - Terry Brooks
After Ben Holiday purchased Landover, he discovered the magic kingdom had some problems. The Barons refused to recognize a king and the peasants were without hope. To make matters worse, Ben learned that he had to duel to the death with the Iron Mask...[more]
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic b...[more]
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic b...[more]
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic b...[more]
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic b...[more]
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic b...[more]
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic b...[more]
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
The adventures of Alice as she follows the white rabbit down a rabbit hole and ends up in Wonderland. While there she is introduced to a variety of amazing characters.
The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1) - Patrick Rothfuss
The New York Times bestselling novel.

This is the riveting first-person narrative of Kvothe, a young man who grows to be one of the most notorious magicians his world has ever seen. From his childhood in a troupe of traveling pl...[more]
The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1) - Patrick Rothfuss
The New York Times bestselling novel.

This is the riveting first-person narrative of Kvothe, a young man who grows to be one of the most notorious magicians his world has ever seen. From his childhood in a troupe of traveling pl...[more]
Foundation - Isaac Asimov
For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Sheldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future--to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will la...[more]
After Worlds Collide (The Classic Sequel to When Worlds Collide) - Philip Wylie
A handful of Supermen colonize a distant planet. Vintage, classic science fiction
After Worlds Collide (The Classic Sequel to When Worlds Collide) - Philip Wylie
A handful of Supermen colonize a distant planet. Vintage, classic science fiction
Anathem - Neal Stephenson

Anathem, the latest invention by the New York Times bestselling author of Cryptonomicon and The Baroque Cycle, is a magnificent creation: a work of great scope, intelligence, and imagination that ushers readers into a ...[more]

The Great Hunt (The Wheel of Time, Book 2) - Robert Jordan
The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow. For centuries, gleemen have told of The Great Hunt of the Horn. Now the Horn itself is found: the Horn of Valere long thought only leg...[more]
Foundation and Earth - Isaac Asimov
The fifth novel in Asimov's popular Foundation series opens with second thoughts. Councilman Golan Trevize is wondering if he was right to choose a collective mind as the best possible future for humanity over the anarchy of contentious individuals, ...[more]
Sabriel - Garth Nix

Sent to a boarding school in Ancelstierre as a young child, Sabriel has had little experience with the random power of Free Magic or the Dead who refuse to stay dead in the Old Kingdom. But during her final semester, her father, the Abhorsen, goe...[more]

The Blue Sword - Robin McKinley
Harry Crewe, the Homelander orphan girl, is pleased with her new home. Life in Istan is certainly easy, but a voice in her ear whispers that the home of her heart is among the Hillfolk, among the descendants of Lady Aerin, who once wielded Gonturan, ...[more]
The Blue Sword - Robin McKinley
Harry Crewe, the Homelander orphan girl, is pleased with her new home. Life in Istan is certainly easy, but a voice in her ear whispers that the home of her heart is among the Hillfolk, among the descendants of Lady Aerin, who once wielded Gonturan, ...[more]
In the Hall of the Dragon King (The Dragon King Trilogy) - Stephen R. Lawhead
A kingdom hangs in the balance...and a young boy answers the call.

Carrying a sealed message from the war-hero Dragon King to the queen, Quentin and his outlaw companion, Theido, plunge headlong into a fantastic odyssey and mystic quest...[more]
The Naked Sun - Isaac Asimov
A millennium into the future, two advancements have altered the course of human history:  the colonization of the Galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain.  On the beautiful Outer World planet of Solaria, a handful of human colonists lead ...[more]
The Robots of Dawn - Isaac Asimov
A puzzling case of roboticide sends New York Detective Elijah Baley on an intense search for a murderer. Armed with his own instincts, his quirky logic, and the immutable Three Laws of Robotics, Baley is determined to solve the case. But can anything...[more]
Earth Awakens (The First Formic War) - Orson Scott Card

The story of The First Formic War continues in Earth Awakens.

Nearly 100 years before the events of Orson Scott Card�s bestselling novel Ender�s Game, humans were just beginning to step off Earth and out into...[more]

Warbreaker (Tor Fantasy) - Brandon Sanderson

After bursting onto the fantasy scene with his acclaimed debut novel, Elantris, and following up with his blockbuster Mistborn trilogy, Brandon Sanderson proves again that he is today’s leading master of what Tolkien called “seconda...[more]

Elantris - Brandon Sanderson
Elantris was the capital of Arelon: gigantic, beautiful, literally radiant, filled with benevolent beings who used their powerful magical abilities for the benefit of all. Yet each of these demigods was once an ordinary person until touched by t...[more]
Elantris - Brandon Sanderson
Elantris was the capital of Arelon: gigantic, beautiful, literally radiant, filled with benevolent beings who used their powerful magical abilities for the benefit of all. Yet each of these demigods was once an ordinary person until touched by t...[more]
Amaryllis - Jayne Castle
Amaryllis Lark is a psychic prism living in the earth colony of St. Helen's who is asked by Lucas Trent to help him in uncovering a corporate thief. They soon become entangled in a murder investigation regarding Amaryllis' former boss.
The Warlords of Nin (The Dragon King Trilogy) - Stephen R. Lawhead

Darkness and destruction have come to the land.

It has been ten years since Quentin helped Eskevar, the Dragon King, battle the monstrous sorcerer Nimrood. Since that time, there has been peace in the land of Mensandor. But everyt...[more]

Red Thunder - John Varley
Seven suburban misfits are constructing a spaceship out of old tanker cars. The plan is to beat the Chinese to Mars--in under four days at three million miles an hour. It would be history in the making if it didn't sound so insane.
The Redemption of Althalus - David Eddings
It would be sheer folly to try to conceal the true nature of Althalus, for his flaws are the stuff of legend. He is, as all men know, a thief, a liar, an occasional murderer, an outrageous braggart, and a man devoid of even the slightest hint of hono...[more]
A Deepness in the Sky (Zones of Thought) - Vernor Vinge
After thousands of years searching, humans stand on the verge of first contact with an alien race. Two human groups: the Qeng Ho, a culture of free traders, and the Emergents, a ruthless society based on the technological enslavement of minds.
[more]
Dragons of Autumn Twilight - Margaret Weis
Lifelong friends, they went their separate ways. Now they are together again, though each holds secrets from the others in his heart. They speak of a world shadowed with rumors of war. They speak of tales of strange monsters, creatures of myth, ...[more]
The Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula K. Le Guin
Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards for Best Science Fiction Novel of the Year

A groundbreaking work of science fiction, The Left Hand of Darkness tells the story of a lone human emissary to Winter, an alien world whose inhabitants can...[more]
Lodestone Book One: The Sea of Storms - Mark Whiteway
On the planet Kelanni, life is cheap.

With the aid of the fearsome "Keltar" enforcers,
in their flying cloaks, a ruthless invader is forcing the native people to mine
the colloquially named "lodestone" - a substance from anot...[more]
The Ruby Key (Moon & Sun) - Holly Lisle
Mankind is Sunkind

And rules by the light;

Nightlings are Moonkind,

And rule in the night;

Or there will be war.

Human and Nightlings are never to meet, but when Genna and her brother Dan venture into the old forest at night, the...[more]

Hal Spacejock - Simon Haynes
Bored with on-time deliveries? Want your valuable cargo strewn across the nearest planet? Call Hal Space jock! Partial deliveries, non-arrivals and total write-offs a specialty. An incompetent, accident-prone pilot is given one last chance to save hi...[more]
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers) - Becky Chambers

Follow a motley crew on an exciting journey through spaceand one adventurous young explorer who discovers the meaning of family in the far reaches of the universein this light-hearted debut space opera from a rising sci-fi star.

Rosemary H...[more]

Earth Afire (The First Formic War) - Orson Scott Card

One hundred�years before Ender's Game, the aliens arrived on Earth with fire and death. This is the story of the First Formic War.

Victor Delgado beat the alien ship to Earth, but just barely.�Not soon enough to convinc...[more]

Where the Golden Apples Grow - Kage Baker
Growing up anywhere is hard, but it may be hardest of all on Mars. Bill is twelve Earth years old. He was the third boy born on the red planet. Ford is six Mars years old. He was the second.

Alternate ways of tracking time are just one of...[more]
The Cosmic Express - Jack Williamson
An author and his wife decide to give up modern civilization for the real life.
 
Adventurers Wanted, Book 5: The Axe of Sudnering - M. L. Forman
Whalen Vankin is the worlds greatest wizard, and he has only ever personally trained two other wizards. One is Alexander Taylor, a young man who has earned a reputation as a brave adventurer, a warrior, and man of honor. The other is Jabez, Vankin's ...[more]
 
Clean Sweep - Ilona Andrews
This is a short novel, about 60,000 words.
On the outside, Dina Demille is the epitome of normal. She runs a quaint Victorian Bed and Breakfast in a small Texas town, owns a Shih Tzu named Beast, and is a perfect neighbor, whose biggest p...[more]

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