• Wildside Steven Gould

    It's another world: a pristine earth where mammoths and sabre-toothed tigers still roam. There are no laws, no cities, no highways, no pollution - no people. It lies just beyond the heavy wooden door, hidden at the back of the barn, through a tunnel that enters a hillside in South Texas, but doesn't come out the other side. It belongs to Charlie, a whole world accessible only through the doorway on the ranch his uncle left him free and clear. But to explore a planet, you need money. And equipment. And the money to buy the equipment. Money to live on while you explore; money for taxes on the ranch and to pay for the training needed to survive in a completely wild world. So Charlie captures some extinct birds  passenger pigeons - and sells them on the tame side to finance his venture.  He sells more than a dozen, and Wildside  Investments is born. That is the beginning of the end - for how can you keep a secret like that one anyone gets wind of it? Charlie and his trusted friends will have to fight for the preservation of the Wildside - and their own lives.

  • Witchworld Andre Norton
    The proud land of Estcarp stood alone, its fields and plains, mountains and fortresses menaced from north and south.  But the terror that came from the west was a far worse evil.  Against it must be wielded all the power of Estcarp's ancient knowledge - and strange and awesome force that could destroy. From the moment he gave himself up to the Siege Perillous, Simon Tregarth, fugitive from Earth, owed his allegiance to the witches and warriors of Estcarp. He had embarked on a journey of magic and peril, power and adventure from which there could be no return.
  • Worlds End

    The sequel to The Snow Queen. BZ Gundhalinu left Tiamat before the Stargate closed, cutting him off forever from the woman he loves:  Moon Dawntreader Summer is now the Summer Queen and the BZ knows he can never again be her lover. An outcast, he travels to the planet Four: a wild planet where all the rogues and ruffians in the Universe gather to plunder the mineral wealth of the vast uncharted wilderness known as World's End. But there is more to World's End than dangerously-won riches. There is a chance for BZ to unlock the secrets of Old Empire technology and to rediscover his soul, his destiny and his love.

  • Worlds Apart Chuck Mckenzie
    Free publicity isn't something you turn down; not when you're a formerly successful celebrity superstar whose current popularity is on par with that of a genital wart. So when Zach Vance was asked to attend the much-publicised launch of Earth's first-ever starship, he leapt at the chance to score some points with the Great Viewing Public. The next thing Zach knew, he was trapped aboard a ship full of dead people, orbiting the Earth with only a frigid medical technician, an illegal military clone,, a talking plant and a lethal alien organism for company.  Things couldn't possible get any worse...but of course they did...Aussie sci-fi humour.
  • Worlds Enough And Time

    The Ship held ten thousand plus, the voyage was one way and the duration, human life span plus. Just the circumstances in which, however, hand-picked human can become bored, fretful, suicidal, homicidal, rebellious or deranged. And hand-picked there were, for this was not some routine near-space commute.  With Earth and the asteroid colonies self-destructing behind them, Newhome was carrying humanity;s seed corn and Marianne O'Hara was tending the last hope of survival for the species.

  • writers of the future   xvi
    Stories in this volume include: Home Grown, William Brown; Like Iron Unicorns, Paul D. Batteiger; Atlantis, Ohio, Mark Siegel; Search for Research, L. Ron Hubbard; A Conversation with Schliegelman, Dan Barlow; In Orbite Medievali, Toby Buckell; Guildmaster, Dan Dysan; An Essay on Art, Judith Holman; Skin Song, Melissa J. Yuan-Innes; As the Crow Flies, Leslie Claire Walker; Mud and Salt, Michael J, Jasper; The Basic Basics of Writing, Algis Budrys; The Quality of Wetness, Ilsa J. Bick; Your Own Hope, Paul E. Martens;  Pulling Up Roots, Gary Murphy; Fame? Fortune? Chocolate? Michael H. Payne; Daimon! Daimon! Jeff Rutherford. With thirteen illustrations.
  • Writers Future
    Features:  Robert Silverberg; Theodore Sturgeon: Roger Zelazny: Jack Williamson and others.
  • writers of the future
    This volume contains: Tyson's Turn, Michael D. Miller; A Step Into Darkness, Nina Hoffman; Tiger Hunt, Jor Jennings; In The Garden, A.J. Mayhew; Arcadus Arcane, Dennis J. Pimple; Recalling Cinderella, Karen Joy Fowler; The Ebbing, Leonard Carpenter; In The Land of the Leaves, Norma Hutman; Anthony's Wives, Randell Crump; The Thing from the Old Seaman's Mouth, Victor L. Rosemund; Without Wings, L.E. Carroll; Shanidar, David Zindell; One Last Dance, Dean Wesley Smith; Measuring the Light, Michael Green; A Way Out, Mary Frances Zambreno.  Includes commentaries by Theodore Sturgeon, Robert Silverberg, Jack Williamson and Roger Zelazny. Includes photographs from the 1984 Writers Of The Future Awards.
  • Wyst Alastor 1716

    The Alastor Cluster is made up of thirty thousand inhabited planets whose sole protector of law is the mysterious Connatic. On the planet Wyst, Number 1716 of the Alastor Cluster, can be found a Utopia - or so it claims. There, in one great city live millions of people, sharing alike, working in  absolute equality for just a few hours a week.  But there is something decidedly strange about it all which finally forces the Connatic to send a trusted investigator to bring back the facts - even at the cost of his life.