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In this issue: A new Icarus Saga novel, Thomas the Rhymer becomes Robin Hood, and Major Bhaajan seeks to heal a divided planet. Plus, a new Robert E. Hampson story!
 April 2‌0‌2‌4

The Icarus Changeling by Timothy Zahn BLAZE A PATH THROUGH THE STARS

Gregory Roarke—former bounty hunter, former Trailblazer, current agent for the ultra-secret Icarus Group—has received a new job: locate a suspected but as-yet undiscovered teleportation portal on the backwater colony world of Alainn. On paper, it should be a straightforward enough assignment.

But that was before there was a murder in the small town of Bilswift . . . and another one . . . and the discovery that the Patth are already on the scene and have narrowed the search to a heavily forested area in the hills and mountains east of town.

Praise for The Icarus Twin:

“The Icarus Twin offers a fast-paced adventure that is every bit as exciting and entertaining as The Icarus Plot. If you are looking for a mix of action and mystery, read it."

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It’s been nearly a century since Thomas Rimor last battled Yvag knights. In that time his wife and daughter have grown old and died, and he has discovered that he ages not at all. The elven world believes him long dead.

In his grief, he has retreated to the depths of Sherwood and Barnsdale Forests and become a hermit, lost in his memories. But when a dying outlaw arrives on his doorstep with items stolen from an Yvag skinwalker, it sets in motion events that thrust Thomas back into the world and force him into combat with Queen Nicnevin’s soldiers once again, including this time his late sister’s changeling daughter and the Queen’s own grotesque offspring, Bragrender.

Praise for Rhymer:

“Gregory Frost brings real magic to Rhymer! Very highly recommended!"
—Jonathan Maberry

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Rhymer: Hoode by Gregoory Frost

The Down Deep by Catherine Asaro A CITY DIVIDED

On the dying world of Raylicon, the “haves” live in great luxury in Cries while the “havenots” scrape by, eking out a marginal existence in the notorious Undercity beneath the desert. Major Bhaajan, formerly of the Pharaoh’s Army, knows both worlds. Born into the Undercity, she now has the chance to help her people. For the first time, a member of the Royal class wants to extend an olive branch to the Undercity. To help find peace, the Dust Knights must reach the most hidden rungs in that mysterious underground world, a place known only as the Down Deep, where the scars from centuries of distrust are greatest. There they will face an unseen enemy that may destroy the lives of everyone they know—and threaten interstellar civilization.

About the Major Bhaajan series:

“ . . . riveting. . . . The world is rich and vivid, with two distinct cultures in the Undercity and the aboveground City of Cries. This exciting novel stands alone for anyone who enjoys science fiction adventure.”
Publishers Weekly starred review

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After a disaster aboard the Asimov Station, International space agencies agreed that space was too harsh to be left to amateurs. A professional crew would be needed to handle operations, maintenance, and emergency management for every station and every ship carrying civilians through space. Heinlein Station, the first station to be built by the United States Space Force, is due for an expansion. It’s tricky work, but with a good crew—and a little help from cutting-edge bionic prosthetics—it is imminently doable.

Read “Bionic Frontier,” a new short story set in the world of The Moon and the Desert by Robert E. Hampson.

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April Ebook Promotion


For the month of April, to celebrate the mass market release of his novel The Moon and the Desert, we’re offering discounts on all of Robert E. Hampson’s backlist ebook titles. A working scientist and lifelong reader of science fiction, Hampson’s work echoes the best hard SF of the Golden Age but remains firmly grounded in the present while looking toward the future.

Details here!

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coverThe Icarus Changeling
Timothy Zahn

Gregory Roarke—agent for the ultra-secret Icarus Group—has received a new job, but what should be an easy assignment leads to a string of murders and a race against an alien enemy, in a new entry in The Icarus Saga by New York Times best-selling author Timothy Zahn.

coverRhymer: Hoode
Gregory Frost

It’s been nearly a century since Thomas Rimor last battled elven knights, but now that ancient evil has returned. Thomas must take on a new identity to fight both human and elven foes: that of Robin Hood.

coverThe Down Deep
Catherine Asaro

Major Bhaajan and her Dust Knights have, for the first time, a chance to help build a bridge between the “haves” in the City of Cries and the “havenots” in the Undercity. But to do so, they will have to travel into the Down Deep. There they will face an unseen enemy that may destroy the lives of everyone they know—and threaten interstellar civilization.

coverFor Love of Magic
Simon R. Green

Once upon a time, there was a forgotten era of magic and monster. But the old world has been replaced by the sane, the scientific, and the rational. But sometimes the magical past isn’t content to stay past. That’s where Jack Daimon comes in. It’s his job to protect our present from the supernatural remnants of an earlier time, a different history.

coverThe Ross 248 Project
Edited by Les Johnson & Ken Roy

Traveling to the stars will be difficult, but not, perhaps, as difficult as finding worlds that are potentially habitable and then taking the time to make them compatible with Earth life. Join this diverse group of science fiction writers and scientists as they take up the challenge of The Ross 248 Project.

coverThe Trouble with Huguenots
Virginia DeMarce

The fears and hostility of the Huguenots toward the French crown have only been heightened by the knowledge brought back in time by the Americans of the town of Grantville. At the center of all this turmoil is Duke Henri de Rohan. He knows from the same up-time history books that he is “scheduled” to die less than two years in the future, and he has pressing problem on his hands.

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