In the land of Vonahr the Exalted rule supreme, with absolute control over the peasants on the land. But the magical powers of the Exalted have been fading for generations - only a few now can create more than the most superficial illusions. All over Vonahr, revolt is in the air as seditionists fulminate against the tyranny, greed and corruption of the Exalted. Eliste is the pampered young daughter of Marquis vo Derrivalle. Her arrival in Vonahr's glittering capital to be a maid of honour to the Queen is the peak of her adolescent dreams. But the capital is ready to explode and when it does, the old order is brutally overthrown. Eliste becomes a fugitive, alone and penniless in the foul underworld of the capital. Whyss Valeur leads the revolutionaries, reviving ancient machines of magic that will detect any of the Exalted attempting to leave the city and which will spy on the populace by means of tiny metallic flying insects; and the most terrible machine of all, the Kokotte, the devourer of enemies of the people. Then Whyss Valeur's bloodlust becomes crazed and uncontrollable...Cover art by David Farren.
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A wonderful, bawdy, completely unsublte nonsense of Upstairs, Downstairs and in my lady's chamber and with more sauce than the average Carry On! The elderly Lord Cockshute - drunk, broke and trouserless - is chasing Mimi the maid who has somehow lost her uniform; gamekeeper Mellons and the parlourmaid have found a new and intriguing way to make daisy chains; Lady Kitty is avoiding the clutches of the revolting Snotty Shuttlecock who would never get into the house - let alone Lady Kitty - but for the money the family owe him; the groom also has designs on Lady Kitty, and is strangely jealous of a black stallion called Ramrod; Hampton, the faithful butler, is desperately trying to conceal the truth about his shameful past; and Vscount Standfast is experimenting with rubber in his laboratory but can't think of a use for his latest unusual invention. With black and white photos from the 1976 film which starred Diana Dors, Jack Wild and Carmen Silvera.
Star Trek No. 69. The Enterprise is sent to Patria 1 to discuss that world's application for Federation membership. But Captain Kirk and his landing party soon discover that the Patrians have a strict system of laws that are enforced by a telepathic police force. The crew finds themselves in the midst of the Patrians' growing unrest. Caught between the Police and a deadly group of terrorists, Kirk, Spock and the rest must fight for their lives on a world where their thoughts make them criminals - and all crimes are punishable by death. Cover art by Keith Birdsong.