The Eubian Interstellar Concord. Dominating. Static. A pyramid of cosmic power built on the bones of slaves. Their opponents The freedom-loving, telepathic Skolian Imperialate. Now centuries of war come to head and a new galactic Dark Age looms as rival emperors -- related by blood, love, and an intrigue as deep as the space between stars – take a desperate gamble to find a way through the carnage of battle to a new understanding. But first they'll have to keep their own heads off the chopping blocks of the enemy within. The latest and greatest entry in the star-spanning Skolian Saga!
A New SF Legend Re-makes Worlds!
"[T]houghtful, engaging characters and an intriguing vision of the future."
— Publishers Weekly on Nebula-award-winning Catherine Asaro's "Skolian Saga."
The full-length novel Earthblood by Keith Laumer and Rosel George Brown chronicles one man's struggle to find his destiny in a future where the very existence of Earth is a legend that few believe. According to the legends, Earth had fought a desperate war against the hostile aliens called the Niss, but had finally been defeated. This happened millennia ago and humanity had scattered across the galaxy. If Earth still exists, if it ever existed, its location has been lost through the ages. Roan had heard the legends, and even though he had been raised by a kindly alien couple, he knew that he was human—and nothing was going to stop him from finding his lost homeworld. Not even the conquering space fleets of the Niss.
Plus, for the first time in one volume, all of Keith Laumer's other stories of the alien Niss are included with Earthblood. Included as well are a generous assortment of stories by Rosel George Brown, who was a master of pointedly humorous adventure.
Science fiction adventure, ranging from the grim to the wildly comical, by two masters of the form.
Praise for KeithLaumer:
"You're about to have fun." —David Drake
"For those who are confronting Laumer for the first time . . . I envy you: you are about to discover a prose stylist whose single aim is to pleasure you." —Harlan Ellison
". . . adventure tales that are brisk, light and sardonic. ..." —Publishers Weekly
"Laumer is a master ..." —Seattle Times
"Tautly written and endless suspense . . . excellent. . . ." —VOYA
"Keith Laumer is one of science fiction's most adept creators." —Savannah News-Press
A FEW YEARS AFTER TOMORROW,
ABOVE A RUINED LOS ANGELES
Where crime, violence, pollution and poverty still rule the streets, a Utopia rises. Todos Santos. A thousand-foot-high single-structured city. The perfect blend of technology and humanism, offering its privileged dwellers everything they could want in exchange for their oath of allegiance and their constant surveillance.
But there are those who would see Utopia destroyed. Those who would tear down the hope of tomorrow in violent act after violent act. And they have just entered Todos Santos.
PRAISED BY ROBERT HEINLEIN, FRANK HERBERT, THEODORE STURGEON, AND A LEGION OF READERS ACROSS AMERICA, NOW NIVEN AND POURNELLE GIVE US THEIR MOST POWERFUL NOVEL
"RARE STORYTELLING...DEMANDS TO BE' READ AT ONE SITTING."
Paradise falls. Humanity is thrown back to an age of steel and blood. Now the fuel that powers the "changed" world is up for grabs in an orbiting spacecraft. With only days to plan, rough and ready paladin Herzer Herrick must assemble a team of expert warriors capable of both seat-of-the-pants engineering and hand-to-hand combat in space. In the meantime, Herzer must face his own demons as he waits for his emotionally-scarred fianc to recover and finally bed him. And if that's not enough, there's a horde of "changed" orcs and goblins who are intent on delivering the power above to their totalitarian masters below. This is one space race free humanity cannot afford to lose!
Multiple New York Times and USA Today best-seller John Ringo delivers another rousing entry in his "Council Wars" saga!
"Marvelous!" — David Weber
"If Tom Clancy were writing SF, it would read much like John Ringo." —Philadelphia Weekly Press
It was the time of the Moon of the Three Rings when the Free Trader ship Lydis landed on the planet Yiktor and junior crew member Krip Vorlund visited a beast show. He was strangely attracted to the owner of the show animals, a delicate and mysterious woman named Maelen. Soon Krip was caught in a vicious struggle by powerful opponents over the fate of Yiktor—and he learned the nature of Maelen's sorcery when he found his mind trapped in the body of a wolflike creature.
Krip would again inhabit a human body—though not his own—and on a second planet, Thoth, he and the crew of the Lydis would be drawn into a battle between ancient powers and nameless evil. Only Maelen the Moon Singer could save them with her superhuman powers—if she didn't bring death and destruction instead. . . .
Publisher's Note: Moonsinger was originally published in parts as Moon of Three Rings and its sequel, Exiles of the Stars. This is the first time the complete saga has appeared in one paperback volume.
"Exciting and adventuresome."—Library Journal
"The primitive world of Yiktor . . . will be entered most receptively by readers . . . the singing prose rings with the cadence of legendary literature."—The Horn Book