There is a game on Mars similar to chess-very similar, save that it is played on a board of a hundred squares, and with ornate pieces. The Martians call it jetan, and it is as old as the civilization of Barsoom. But in the Martian city of Manator, jetan is no game. The chiefs of Manator play with living pieces--criminals, slaves, or warriors eager for fame. The opposing chessmen duel to the death for possession of their squares. The chiefs of Mantor play for great stakes, but..
A Race Towards Destiny
The end has come…not only for the Outcasts but for all of Dulunae. An intrepid group of young survivors continue to forge their way to a safe HayVen that may or may not exist. Meanwhile, dormant volcanoes awaken and explode, pouring fire streams across the planet’s surface. From the inferno arise the ultimate agents of death and destruction, paving the way for their leader. Animals of all kinds lurk in the darkness. Grim allianc..
Where can you hide when the Earth wants you dead? In the near future crime, drugs and pollution make the cities uninhabitable. Gangs roam the streets ravaging at will, the police have all but surrendered, and the air and water are slowly killing the population. One small group determines to survive. Packing only what they can carry, they head north toward what they hope will be an unspoiled wilderness paradise intent on making a new start, and building new lives. But nature i..
Though its red hue was unusual, there was no sign of apocalyptic doom with the appearance of the Krenton-Benton comet. The color was simply attributed to an abundance of dark carbon-rich material at its core. In its wake the comet left a vast cosmic dust cloud sweeping toward Earth. Scientists predicted nothing more unusual than a little temporary disruption of the planet's communication and broadcast systems. Spectacular sunsets blaze each evening as Earth passes through..
In the year 2007, astronauts Jim Parker and Michael Murphy, aboard the space shuttle Charger II, were wrapping up a routine mission. Just prior to re-entry, they encountered a mysterious cloudbank in space and were never heard from again. Two years later, a metal box was unearthed at a construction site in St. Louis. In it was a previously unknown, yet apparently authentic, journal of the historic Lewis and Clark expedition - written by astronaut Jim Paker. Did Parker and Mur..
Five hundred quiet years had passed, and then for only the second time within the collected memory of man, the earth shook. Footsteps froze and eyes went wide while birds exploded from treetops and filled the sky in frenzied flight. But 'he' knew. And he understood. He recalled the dark sentences uttered eons ago that had set these events whirling into motion. The waking-stirrings of the Tyrant! "I won't give them up!" His defiance echoed down the halls ..
“I grasped a mighty long-sword in my hand and in my heart was the old blood lust of the fighting man, and a red mist swam before my eyes and I felt my lips respond to my heart in the old smile that has ever marked me in the midst of the joy of battle. With their single eyes in the center of their heads and every eye turned upon the prey they were attacking, they did not note my soundless approach, so that I was upon them with my great long-sword, and four of them lay de..
Boothenay Irons to her own bewilderment, is possessor of a mysterious power. By profession a gunsmith, there is something within her that answers to the history held within an antique gun. Not only can she hear its story, she is sometimes able to go back in time and interact with its history. Blood, as she comes to realize, is the road that carries her between times. Her strange ability began as a teen-ager while restoring an old gun. She slipped into a trance and witnessed a..
Summer, 1944. A small squadron of British and American aircraft depart at dawn on strike into Germany, but as they cross the English Channel, the squadron vanishes. Drawn thousands of light-years across the galaxy by Kamalon’s “Sensitive Mothers,” ten men and eight aircraft are greeted by a roaring crowd in a field before the provincial capitol, on the continent of Azra; a land in desperate need of champions. Captain Ross Murdock and the 51 Squadron are cast..
The Hive – a distant planet where Mankind has sent probes and equipment to manufacture energy substances. Upon arriving, the harvest crew finds the equipment has evolved into humanoid robots. As the humans become more familiar with their robot servants, they realize their off-world potential and attempt to remove the entire race from their home planet. Primerus, the robot’s leader begins a resistance to the humans using technologies he encountered and a few he inv..
When Sara Donovan joins Project Enterprise she finds out that what doesn't kill her makes her stronger. An Air Force pilot - the best of the best to be assigned to this mission - Sara isn't afraid to travel far beyond the Milky Way on an assignment that takes her into a galaxy torn apart by a long and bitter warfare between the Dusan and the Gadi. After she's shot down and manages to land safely on an inhospitable planet, Sara encounters Kiernan Fyn - a seriously ..
He was a legend in his own time. Hated by some, loved by others, respected by all. He fought for his people against all odds. His name struck fear in the hearts of his enemies. Years after his death, his name in WWII was a battle cry for the airborne soldier, a shout of courage, of determination, of victory. The shout – GERONIMO! In 1877 Jim Parker's job was to find him. He had been recruited by General Crook for his knowledge of the Indians, but his friendship with..
On the eve of her wedding in 1978, Shay Garrett peers into the antique mirror in her family's longtime home, the famous Victorian Gingerbread House on Pearl Street in Boulder, Colorado and falls unconscious only to wake in the body of her own grandmother Brandy on the eve of her wedding in 1900. The virginal Brandy, in turn, awakes in Shay's body in 1978 to discover herself pregnant. What follows is a fascinating look at how two women - and their families - cope..
In the late twentieth century, Admiral Julian 3rd can get no rest, for he knows his future. He will be reborn as his grandson in the next century to journey through space and make an ominous discovery inside the moon; he will live again in the dark years of the twenty-second century as Julian 9th, who refuses to bow down to the victorious Moon Men; and as Julian 20th, the fierce Red Hawk, he will lead humanity's final battle against the alien invaders in the twenty-fifth ..