Return to the Alternate Universe of 1632 and 1633 as the Top Writers of Alternate History and Military SF Join Forces in the Shared-Universe Volume of the Year
The battle between democracy and tyranny is joined, and the American Revolution has begun over a century ahead of schedule. A cosmic accident has shifted a modern West Virginia town back through time and space to land it and its twentieth century technology in Germany in the middle of the Thirty Years War. History must take a new course as American freedom and democracy battle against the squabbling despots of seventeenth-century Europe.
Continuing the story begun in the hit novels 1632 and 1633, the New York Times best-selling creator of Honor Harrington, David Weber, the best-selling fantasy star Mercedes Lackey, space adventure author K. D. Wentworth, Dave Freer, co-author of the hit novels Rats, Bats & Vats and Pyramid Scheme (both Baen), and Eric Flint himself combine their considerable talents in a shared-universe volume that will be a "must-have" for every reader of 1632 and 1633.
Praise for 1632 and 1633:
"[Eric Flint's 1632 is] a rich complex alternate history with great characters and vivid action. A great read and an excellent book." -David Drake
"[Readers] of Flint's 1632 will see its strengths in its sequel right from the beginning . . . The same formidable historiography, wit . . . intelligently ferocious women, and mouth-watering displays of alternate technology are again on view . . . [many readers] will turn every page and cry for more, which the authors intend to provide." -Booklist
". . . Weber and Flint take historic speculation to a new level in a tale  that combines accurate historical research with bold leaps of the imagination. Fans of alternate history and military sf should enjoy this rousing tale of adventure and intrigue." -Library Journal
If the Demon Gate is Opened,
Nothing Can Ever Close it Again . . .
Valdar, heir to the throne of Dhulon, was in the fabled city-state of Schaerisa to pay his kingdom's respects to the recently deceased co-emperor. But then he ran into his old mentor, the sorcerer Nyrthim-who was supposed to be dead. The sorcerer's death had been faked so that he could be free to investigate tales that demons, once banished, were returning to the world. And unfortunately, the tales understated the danger. Once demons ranging from deadly imps to evil demigods had ruled the world. They had been cast out and confined to the nether world only with powerful sorcery, using spells long lost. Now someone is trying to summon the most powerful-and unspeakably dangerous-of these accursed creatures back to the world of men, hoping to conquer it through them. And unless Valdar and his companions at arms can thwart the plan, creatures evil beyond all human conception will return to rule the world. And this time, nothing will drive them back into the darkness. Instead darkness will rule the world forever . . .
Fantasy Adventure by the Co-Author of the New York Times Bestseller, The Shiva Option
[Steve White's The Disinherited is] "Highly recommended for [all readers] who like exciting extraterrestrial battle scenes served up with a measure of thought and science," —Kliatt
"White perfectly blends background information, technical and historical details, vivid battle scenes and well-written characters. . . a great package." —Starlog
"Mr. White commands our interest . . . and engages our empathy with his nicely developed cast of characters."
Thundering Space Adventure
from the Best-Selling Author
of Hammer's Slammers
A thousand years ago, the human empire collapsed. Now mankind is reclaiming the galaxy, and ships hurtle between the stars, hoping to reap the rich opportunities of this new age of trade and exploration. But there are wars springing up, with new tyrants seizing whole planets, while other planets are rebelling against the powers that hold them captive. And lurking in the dark spaces between the stars are pirates, plundering all sides in the conflicts. It is the golden age of space travel, and it is possible for a brave man or woman to become very wealthy-or very dead.
Publisher's Note: The Reaches has been previously published as separate books: Igniting the Reaches, Through the Breach and Fireships. This is the first combined publication of the entire trilogy.
"A violent, hard-nosed swashbuckler, set forth with discernment and skill." —Kirkus Reviews
"Drake uses military language fluently to create vivid combat scenes." —Publishers Weekly
"Hard-hitting SF adventure-a tale that will appeal to fans of military SF." —Library Journal
"A cleverly set up, Poul Anderson-style reprise of the early Elizabethan period, when 'trade' and 'piracy' were synonyms . . . enormously entertaining!" —Detroit News
Sergeant Kendra Pacelli is innocent, but that doesn't matter to the repressive government pursuing her. Mistakes might be made, but they are never acknowledged, especially when billions of embezzled dollars earned from illegal weapons sales are at stake. But where does one run when all Earth and most settled planets are under the aegis of one government? Answer: The Freehold of Grainne. There, one may seek asylum and build a new life in a society that doesn't track its residents every move, which is just what Pacelli has done. But now things are about to go royally to hell. Because Earth's government has found out where she is, and they want her back. Or dead.
Impoverished and without hope, Naill Renfro sells himself into indentured servitude, and is transported across the galaxy to the far-off jungle world of Janus. Naill hopes to work off his debt and begin his life again. But the harsh masters of Janus are destroying the priceless treasures of the planet's ancient culture—and when Naill, entranced by the beauty of an alien artifact, is caught trying to hide it, he is exiled and left to die in the jungle.
But Naill inexplicably begins to remember another life, in another time—a time when he was not human, but something else-, a native of this world, in the days before its civilization fell. And he is not the only one. . . . Embarking on a quest to find his alien heritage, Naill will discover the mysterious source of his strange new memory, and the fate of the others of his kind. And when he does, he will defend his newfound people against the human and alien invaders despoiling their world!
Publisher's Note: Janus has been previously published in parts as Judgment on Janus and Victory on Janus. This is their first combined publication
"The sky's no limit to Andre Norton's imagination ... a superb storyteller"
—The New York Times
"[In Judgment on Janus] the plot is dazzling, the settings wonderful/and the author's imagination is in full gear." —Library Journal
"With its word-rich invention of enchantment, [Judgment On Janus] . . . captivates the reader with a songlike weaving of the unknown."
—The Horn Book
"[Victory on Janus is] a fast-moving adventure story set in a vivid imaginary world."
One minute the two space Hab astronauts were scoop-diving the atmosphere, the next they'd been shot down over the North Dakota Glacier and were the object of a massive manhunt by the United States government.
That government, dedicated to saving the environment from the evils of technology, had been voted into power because everybody knew that the Green House Effect had to be controlled, whatever the cost. But who would have thought that the cost of ending pollution would include not only total government control of day-to-day life, but the onset of a new Ice Age
Stranded in the anti-technological heartland of America, paralyzed by Earth's gravity, the "Angels" had no way back to the Space Habs, the last bastions of high technology and intellectual freedom on or over the Earth. But help was on its way, help from the most unlikely sources ....
Join # 1 national bestsellers Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle and Michael Flynn in a world where civilization is on the ropes, and the environmentalists have created their own worst nightmare: A world of