American Gods (American Gods, #1)

American Gods (American Gods, #1) Days before his release from prison, Shadow s wife, Laura, dies in a mysterious car crash Numbly, he makes his way back home On the plane, he encounters the enigmatic Mr Wednesday, who claims to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god and the king of America Together they embark on a profou

Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)

Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1) Set in the far future amidst a sprawling feudal interstellar empire where planetary dynasties are controlled by noble houses that owe an allegiance to the imperial House Corrino, Dune tells the story of young Paul Atreides the heir apparent to Duke Leto Atreides and heir of House Atreides as he an

The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High Castle It s America in 1962 Slavery is legal once again The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names In San Francisco, the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages All because some twenty years earlier the United States lost a war and is now occupied by Nazi Germany and Japan This harrowing

The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy He would be completely normal if he didn t live in a sprawling gravey

Neuromancer (Sprawl, #1)

Neuromancer (Sprawl, #1) Winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K Dick AwardsCase was the sharpest data thief in the Matrix, until an ex employer crippled his nervous system Now a new employer has recruited him for a last chance run against an unthinkably powerful artificial intelligence With a mirror eyed girl street sa

The Left Hand of Darkness (Hainish Cycle #4)

The Left Hand of Darkness (Hainish Cycle #4) A groundbreaking work of science fiction, The Left Hand of Darkness tells the story of a lone human emissary to Winter, an alien world whose inhabitants can choose and change their gender His goal is to facilitate Winter s inclusion in a growing intergalactic civilization But to do so he must brid

Stranger in a Strange Land

Stranger in a Strange Land NAME Valentine Michael Smith ANCESTRY Human ORIGIN Mars Valentine Michael Smith is a human being raised on Mars, newly returned to Earth Among his people for the first time, he struggles to understand the social s and prejudices of human nature that are so alien to him, while teaching them h

A Canticle for Leibowitz (St. Leibowitz, #1)

A Canticle for Leibowitz (St. Leibowitz, #1) Winner of the 1961 Hugo Award for Best Novel and widely considered one of the most accomplished, powerful, and enduring classics of modern speculative fiction, Walter M Miller, Jr s A Canticle for Leibowitz is a true landmark of twentieth century literature a chilling and still provocative look at

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4) Harry Potter is midway through his training as a wizard and his coming of age Harry wants to get away from the pernicious Dursleys and go to the International Quidditch Cup He wants to find out about the mysterious event that s supposed to take place at Hogwarts this year, an event involving two o

Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #1)

Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #1) On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man, there waits the creature called the Shrike There are those who worship it There are those who fear it And there are those who have vowed to destroy it In the Valley of the Time Tombs, where huge, brooding structures move backwa

The Dispossessed (Hainish Cycle #6)

The Dispossessed (Hainish Cycle #6) Shevek, a brilliant physicist, decides to take action He will seek answers, question the unquestionable, and attempt to tear down the walls of hatred that have isolated his planet of anarchists from the rest of the civilized universe To do this dangerous task will mean giving up his family and pos

The Forever War (The Forever War, #1)

The Forever War (The Forever War, #1) The Earth s leaders have drawn a line in the interstellar sand despite the fact that the fierce alien enemy that they would oppose is inscrutable, unconquerable, and very far away A reluctant conscript drafted into an elite Military unit, Private William Mandella has been propelled through space an


Redshirts Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456 It s a prestige posting, and Andrew is thrilled all the to be assigned to the ship s Xenobiology laboratory Life couldn t be better until Andrew begins t

Ringworld (Ringworld, #1)

Ringworld (Ringworld, #1) The artefact is a circular ribbon of matter six hundred miles long and ninety million miles in radius Pierson s puppeteers, the aliens who discovered it, are understandably wary of encountering the builders of such an immense structure and have assembled a team of two humans, a mad puppeteer and a

The City Born Great

The City Born Great In this standalone short story by N K Jemisin, author of The Fifth Season, the winner of this year s Hugo Award for Best Novel, New York City is about to go through a few changes Like all great metropolises before it, when a city gets big enough, old enough, it must be born but there are ancient

A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers

A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers Hannah and Melanie sisters, apart and together Weather workers Time benders When two people so determined have opposing desires, it s hard to say who will win or even what victory might look like This stunning, haunting short story from rising star Alyssa Wong explores the depth and fiercenes

Apex Magazine Issue 80

Apex Magazine Issue 80 Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month Extra large Customer Appreciation issue TABLE OF CONTENTS FICTION The Tomato T