Deep in the heart of Europe's Alps in the redoubt called Germanica, Nazi propaganda master Josef Goebbels and a
battalion of Nazi zealots hold out against a frantic final Allied push to end World War II. With Churchill losing his
election, De Gaulle consolidating his rule over a newly liberated France, and Stalin asserting his own nefarious
land‑grab in Eastern Germany, only America, led by its untried new president Harry Truman, remains to face the
toughest of Nazi warriors as they hunker down for a bitter fight to the last man.
Goebbels knows that if he can hold out just a bit longer, the war weary of the Western nations will back away from
unconditional surrender for Germany, and he and his zealots can remain in power never to answer for their war crimes,
and able prepare for the moment when their hateful Nazi ideology is ready once again to rise from its alpine grave and
strike at the heart of humanity!
But there are Americans and a few stalwart Europeans just as determined to put a final stake in the Nazi heart. It is
now up to heroes in the making such as newly minted O.S.S. operative Ernie Janek, commando Captain Scott Tanner,
and formerly enslaved Czech "Jew" Lena Bobek, to bring down the dark Nazi menace growing like a cancer in the
mountainous heart of the continent.
Some days it just didn't pay to be a soldier. Captain Rick Galloway and his men had been talked into volunteering for a
dangeorus mission‑‑only to be ruthlessly abandoned when faceless CIA higher‑ups pulled the plug on the operation.
They were cut off in hostile teritory, with local troops and their Cuban "advisors" rapidly closing in. And then the alien
Clan and Crown and Storms of Victory
He didn't want to conquer the world. He had to. Captain Rick Galloway, formerly of the US Army, more recently a
mercenary commander, was now Lord Rick on the planet Tran. Rescued by an alien spaceship from certain death when
a mercenary assignment went sour, he and his men were dropped on a world distant from Earth, but inhabited by
humans transplanted in the past from medieval Europe, from Imperial Rome, and from other now‑vanished nations.
Now the time of the Demon Star approaches, whose close approach and fierce heat will render much of Tran
uninhabitable. To survive this fiery apocalypse, the warring nations of Tran must be united. Lord Rick doesn't want to
conquer the world, but the alternative is certain extinction!
CATCH‑22 IN OUTER SPACE?
War, as the general said, is hell, but it also has its humorous moments, though the humor may be grim, and you “had to be there” to get the joke. War is likely to continue into the future, and into space, no matter how many idealistic speeches are made and U.N. sponsored treaties get signed, and so will the wartime jokes, ranging from slapstick to gallows humor. And if “you had to be there” to get the point, some of the best writers in science fiction are on board to put you there . . .
David Drake, the Dean of military science fiction, turns to fantasy and shows the result of having a combat balloon
manned by halflings of dubious competence. Frederik Pohl tells of the invasion of Earth by aliens with impenetrable force shields, and how a goldbricking soldier
with all the ethics of a career politician became an unlikely (and unwilling) hero. Herbert Gold considers the lighter (?) side of the strategy of M.A.D. (Mutual Assured Destruction). Theodore R. Cogswell, in a story which the Science Fiction Writers of America voted into their Science Fiction Hall
of Fame, presents an isolated planet’s outpost, left behind after the collapse of galactic civilization, and the
psychological subterfuge that kept morale from failing. Steven Utley and Howard F. Waldrop, in a Nebula Award and Locus Award‑nominated work of alternate history,
report on General George Armstrong Custer’s ill‑fated mission when he and his dirigible‑borne paratroopers were
attacked by Chief Crazy Horse’s biplane squadron. Christopher Anvil shows that when aliens with overwhelming technological superiority invade Earth, their campaign
can completely unravel because the local conditions are nothing like those back home. (A tornado is just moving
air—how could that be dangerous?)
Future war may be future hell—but there’ll also be future hilarity.
Growing up, Travis Uriah Long yearned for order and discipline in his life . . . the two things his neglectful mother couldn't or wouldn't provide. So when Travis enlisted in the Royal Manticoran Navy, he thought he'd finally found the structure he'd always wanted so desperately.
But life in the RMN isn't exactly what he expected. Boot camp is rough and frustrating; his first ship assignment lax and disorderly; and with the Star Kingdom of Manticore still recovering from a devastating plague, the Navy is possibly on the edge of extinction.
The Star Kingdom is a minor nation among the worlds of the Diaspora, its closest neighbors weeks or months away, with little in the way of resources. With only modest interstellar trade, no foreign contacts to speak of, a plague-ravaged economy to rebuild, and no enemies looming at the hyper limit, there are factions in Parliament who want nothing more than to scrap the Navy and shift its resources and manpower elsewhere.
But those factions are mistaken. The universe is not a safe place.
Travis Long is about to find that out.
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Book 4 in the Romantic Times Sapphire award winning Elfhome series.
Even though they attend a school of gifted students in New York City, child geniuses Louise Mayer and her twin sister Jillian have always felt alone in the world, isolated by their brilliance. Shortly before their ninth birthday, they make an amazing discovery. They’re not alone.
Their real mother was astronaut Esme Shenske and their father was the famous inventor, Leonardo Dufae. They have an older sister, Alexander, living on the planet of Elfhome, and four siblings still in cryogenic storage at the fertility center. There’s only one problem: the frozen embryos are scheduled to be destroyed within six months. The race is on to save their baby brother and sisters.
As a war breaks out on Elfhome and riots start in New York City, the twins use science and magic to plow over everything standing in their way. But when they come face to face with an ancient evil force, they’re soon in over their heads in danger.
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Sequel to national bestseller Fire with Fire. Science fiction adventure on a grand scale.
When reluctant interstellar diplomat and intelligence operative Caine Riordan returns from humanity’s first encounter with alien races, sudden war clouds burst. With Earth’s fleet shattered by a sneak attack and its survivors fighting for their lives, Caine must rely upon both his first contact and weaponry skills to contend with the non‑humanoid enemy. And when the technologically‑superior attackers sweep aside the solar system’s last defenses, and traitorous corporations invite the invaders to land ‘security forces,’ humanity fights back with its best weapons: cunning, inventiveness, and guts.
But as Earth hurtles towards a final trial by fire that is certain to scar its collective memory, Caine discovers that there may also be large and disturbing gaps in that memory. Clues point to a much earlier inter‑species apocalypse, buried in humanity’s own prehistory. Which raises a terrifying possibility: what if the aliens' invasion of Earth is not one of conquest, but preemption? And what if their harrowing memories of a long‑past cataclysmic war makes them willing to do anything to keep it from reigniting?
Even if that means exterminating the human race.
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Hauberin, ruler of a Faerie princedom and the target of numerous plots, must search the world where his mother was born—a world where faeries are killed—for the key that will prevent a dying foe's curse.