The powerful first novel by New York Times bestselling author David Farland, at once disturbing and compelling.
On My Way to Paradise is the chronicle of one man's odyssey of self-discovery within a world at war. In a world of ever-worsening crisis, Angelo Osic is an anomaly: a man who cares about others. One day he aids a stranger. . .and calls down disaster, for the woman called Tamara is also a woman on the run, the only human with the knowledge that will save Earth from the artificial intelligences plotting to overthrow it. Fleeing the assassins who seek him as well as Tamara, Angelo seizes the only escape route available: to sign on as a mercenary with the Japanese Motoki Corporation in its genocidal war against the barbarian Yabajin. Jacked into training machines that simulate warfare, Angelo dies a hundred times. . .and is resurrected to fight again. In a world of death, he dreams only of life--and the freedom to love once more.
An urban fantasy pulp adventure epic about ancient manuscripts, zen illusionists, opera, murder, magic, and the alternate History of the World
The Festival of Bones begins with a manuscript and ends with a murder. Jude, a mysterious prodigy invites a professor of ancient literature and a former singer to a nightclub where he shows them a mysterious manuscript—the Prime Edda, which might have been used by the composer Richard Wagner in some sort of ritual related to his Ring Operas.
Jude found the manuscript in the Himalayas, along with proof of alternate histories of the world, histories that have overlapped with our own, causing things as we know them to shift and change. He believes that somehow, the stories in the Edda relate to a forthcoming inversion, which he wants to witness.
Together, they start to translate the work, but soon find themselves pursued by a number of parties all seeking to seize the Edda—and perhaps bring about the end of the world in the terrible Winter known as Ragnarok.
Escape Plans is a collection of 19 mind-bending and adrenaline-fueled stories from the award-winning author of THE PHAROS OBJECTIVE, BLINDSPOTS and CRESCENT LAKE. Ranging from dark fantasy and horror to mystery, science fiction and suspense, in these tales you’ll encounter a chilling cure for cancer, a demonic GPS device and a ghost marriage to a jealous and deadly bride; here you’ll find alternate quantum histories, underwater zombies and a basement serving as a time portal; you’ll experience environmental disasters on a galactic scale, meet a man who can erase lives with the stroke of a marker, practice ancient arts of divination—with frightening consequences, and visit a grim future set against humanity’s last days. Emotional, terrifying and thought-provoking, make your plans to escape today.
Four science fiction tales from the mind of Kevin J. Anderson, each with a short introduction by the author. Includes: "Landscapes," "Fondest of Memories," "Controlled Experiments," and "Human, Martian—One, Two, Three."
Four science fiction tales from the mind of Kevin J. Anderson, each with a short introduction by the author. Includes: "Collaborators" (written with Rebecca Moesta), "Good Old Days," "Job Qualifications," and "Prisoner of War."