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  • This volume includes: Flatlander, Larry Niven; The Crime and Glory of Commander Suzdal; Cordwainer Smith; Overproof, Jonathon Blake Mackenzie; Poor Planet, J.T. McIntosh; Shamar's War, Kris Neville; The Tactful Saboteur, Frank Herbert; Ministry of Disturbance, H. Beam Piper.
  • Miss Marple is on holiday in the West Indies. Other guests include:  A South American lady with gigolo attendants; an English tycoon, his strangely silent secretary and a sinister masseuse who seems capable of anything...
  • On February 1, 1922, the distinguished silent-film director William Desmond Taylor was shot dead in his Los Angeles bungalow. Reports of strange activities at the scene circulated soon after. When the police arrived,  the head of Paramount Studios was burning a bundle of papers in the fireplace, and a well-known actress was searching the house for letters she claimed were hers. Despite a full-scale investigation - at one time there were over 300 suspects - the case was never solved; to this day it has remained a lingering Hollywood scandal. In 1967, more than forty years after Taylor's death, director King Vidor felt determined to solve the mystery which had haunted him throughout his career. He wanted to make a film about it. Through his intimate knowledge of both the studios and the stars, he succeeded - where dozens of professional detectives had failed - in discovering the identity of the murderer. But his findings were too explosive. He decided he could never go public and locked his evidence away. After Vidor's death in 1982, Sidney D. Kirkpatrick, Vidor's authorised biographer, gained access to the evidence and reconstructed the amazing story of Taylor's murder and Vidor's investigation. With a cast of suspects that includes the actress Mabel Normand, a reputed drug addict; the beautiful ingénue, Mary Miles Minter; Mary's domineering mother, Charlotte Shelby; Taylor's homosexual houseman; and Taylor's secretary, who bore an uncanny resemblance to Taylor's mysteriously elusive brother, this true crime story has all the elements of a classic murder mystery. Covered up for more than half a century, the full story can now be told in all its riveting, shocking detail. Contains black and white photographs.
  • A young, get-ahead lawyer is approached by  group of families who believe themselves poisoned by toxic waste dumped near their water supply.  Many of their children have died of leukaemia.  Two of America's largest companies defend the action.  Nine years of tooth and nail litigation follow, with millions of dollars at stake as the lawyer fights a David and Goliath battle against the resources of big business.  A true story.
  • Set in the United States of the future, Dr. Joshua Christian's work as a clinical psychologist presents him with a bitter tableau of people spiritually impoverished by too much change: political, climatic, idealogical. His deep compassion and personal magnetism have created a devout following among his patients, but living and working in the backwater of a Connecticut town, he yearns to reach out and help on a larger scale. Dr Judith Carriol, a brilliant  senior official from the Department of the Environment is as ambitious and career-oriented as she is Machiavellian. She recognises in Joshua the personification of her desire to influence history. Together the embark on a crusade to regenerate the country's morale by radically changing its peoples' outlook. Judith engineers the plot, Joshua must execute it  and on a tour of the winter-devastated country, he turns the tour into a pilgrimage that touches and renews the despairing hearts of the people.

  • Book VII of Wheel of Time. Elaine, Aviendha and Mat come ever closer to the bowl ter'angreal   that may reverse the world's endless heatwave and restore natural weather. Egwene begins to gather women who can channel - Sea Folk, Windfinders, Wise Ones and others. Rand faces the dread Forsaken Sammael in the shadows of Shadar Logoth, where the blood-hungry mist, Mashadar, waits for prey...

  • Sixty five years ago a howling, terrified mob destroyed the Reimann mansion and those inside.  But the burning need of the talisman that had given the Reimanns their terrible powers was not quenched. Sixty five years later, an anxious Elena March is afraid to go to sleep.  With each dream she relives the life - and death - of Jessica Reimann.  With each dream she is one step closer to unearthing the evil talisman. Should Elena find the talisman, all her dreams will be fulfilled - but only if she carries out her part of  bargain that has been struck in Hell.
  • Jack never thought he'd find a job after a college, especially a job that combined his maths skills with his love of fantasy fiction.  But then he answered a classified ad and found himself teamed up with Merlin the Magician, battling the forces of darkness AND tracking down an ancient, savage demon...Well, the ad did say, "Some risks involved..."

  • Sir Alec Guinness's observations on Britain from his journal at the the tumultuous times of Princess Diana's death, the election of Tony Blair and comments on his quintessentially English country life with Mrs Guinness.  A follow up to My Name Escapes Me, this volume covers 1996 - 1998.  Sir Alec offers frank and surprising reflections on appearing in Star Wars and hilarious reminiscences of Humphrey Bogart and Noel Coward.
  • Gyll Hermond was spawned by the dark streets of Neweden, a world torn apart by intrigue and blood-feud.  He'd moulded a ragged band of kinless outcasts into a trained killing force - the Hoorka Assassins' Guild - and was then deposed in a bitter power struggles.  Now Fate bring Gyll back to Neweden as  military commander of a powerful Trading Family.  Hoorka has become a lethal weapon in the hands of a repressive regime.  Gyll must risk his life in a final confrontation with his own deadly creation.
  • The post-Revolution years saw a state of flux with the balance of power shifting back to the bourgeoisie. Napoleon's rise to power was meteoric and he is a successful young general when this book opens.  Hortense Beauharnais finds life very different when he mother becomes Bonaparte's wife and she lives her life on the chessboard of the French court amid jealousy and greed.  She is married off the Napoleon's brother but is in love with Charles de Flahaut, a gallant young officer.  History, brought to life.
  • Kenneth Williams, star of stage, radio and Carry On, put together this delicious selection of witty put-downs, retorts and come-backs - the sort of things we all wish we'd thought of! Such as Lady Astor to Winston Churchill:  "If you were my husband, I'd poison your coffee." To which the great man replied, "If you were my wife, I'd drink it."
  • Cora Lansquenet had always been tactless - and her well bred family chose to ignore the remark she made after her brother Richard's funeral:  "He was murdered, wasn't he?" They remembered it the next day, when Cora was found murdered with a hatchet - and several days later, when Cora's companion was sent a sliver of wedding cake steeped in arsenic...But by then, the family solicitor had called in Hercule Poirot.
  • Something is happening to the children of Eastbury. Something that causes healthy babies to turn cold in their cribs - and strikes at the heart of every parent's darkest fears. Something is taking the children one by one. An entire town waits on the edge of panic.  There must be a reason...
  • Nine shorts from the award winning Gordon R. Dickson.  Ancient, My Enemy; The Odd Ones; The Monkey Wrench; Tiger Green; The Friendly Man; Love Me True; Our First Death; In The Bone; The Bleak and Barren Land. Cover art by Chris Foss.
  • Book VII of Incarnations of Immortality. In Pursuit of the Ultimate Good, after an overwhelming succession of tragedies, life has finally, mercifully ended for Orlene, once-mortal daughter of Gaea. Joined in Afterlife by Jolie - her protector and the sometime consort of Satan  - together they seek out a third: Vita, a very contemporary mortal with troubles, attractions, and an unsettling moral code uniquely her own. An extraordinary triumvirate, they embark on a great quest to reawaken the Incarnation of Good in a world where evil reigns - facing challenges that will test the very fiber of their beings with trials as numerous, as mysterious, and as devastating as the Incarnations themselves. Cover art by Steve Crisp.
  • In search of her missing niece, Dion arrives in luxurious Akieva, glorious and corrupt capital of decadent Aramaya. At the dazzling court of the handsome young emperor, Dion finds her niece trapped in a web of necromancy and deceit.  At the centre of the web is Dion's old enemy, Bedazzer, the ruthless demon who has vowed to posses her.  In the coming conflict, Dion must confront the dark secrets of her own heart and the evil of those around her.
  • Arcady lies on the Borders, with their ancient ruins and wondrous artifacts.  But they can be perilous: those who venture too close risk disappearing forever into the Absences, voids where the fabric of reality unravels.  When Solomon Hawken is summoned home to Arcady, the Borders have again breached his family's estate and his niece has vanished into nothingness.  With the girl's father maddened by grief and drink, and his other brother locked into a brutal civil war, Solomon must turn to a magic he can scarcely control to save his family - and perhaps his entire world.
  • France, 1944. The bombing mission had gone well.  The Lancaster bomber crew began to relax, then the Messerschmit came out of the darkness, its guns blazing.  Of nine men, only Neville and Urquhart survive, parachuting into the heart of occupied France.  Now the time of testing has begun in a deadly game of cat and mouse with the enemy.
  • It was the dare of the century.  Phileas Fogg bet his entire fortune that he could cross 19th century Earth - with no plans, no special arrangements and no air travel - in exactly eighty days.  One delay, one breakdown, one missed connection - and Fogg would lose everything.  Within hours he was off.  Across Europe, Arabia, India, China, Japan and the untamed vastness of America...By train, sled, ship, small boat, sled and elephant-back...Through jungles, mountains, typhoons, blizzards, corrupt rulers, duels and battling savages - and chased by a  relentless bounty hunter who is convinced that Fogg is a fleeing bank robber!  Complete and unabridged edition.
  • Around The World In Eighty Days is the romantic tale of the adventures of Englishman Phineas Fogg and his French valet, Passepartout, who take on a bet that they can circumnavigate the world in eighty days. Five Weeks In A Balloon vividly describes the adventures of an English scientists and his two companions as they cross Africa by balloon.

  • Artemis has constructed a super-computer from stolen fairy technology.  In the wrong hands, it could be fatal for humans and fairies alike.  But Artemis has a brilliant plan.  He's not going to use it.  He's just going to show it to a ruthless American businessman with Mafia connections. He'll have his bodyguard Butler with him.  What could possibly go wrong?
  • A short story volume, including: The Lake Was Full of Artificial Things; The Poplar Street Study; Face Value; The Dragon's Head; The War of the Roses; Contention; Recalling Cinderella; Other Planes; The Bog People; Wild Boys (Variations on a Theme); The View From Venus; Praxis.
  • A presentation of revolutionary evidence that Man and Machine will cease to be separate in the future.  This is more than mere speculation - the current generation of robots can see, learn, talk - think Google Mini- and may even feel. Artificial organs and prosthetics are being created to replace deficient natural ones. Current work on electronic stimulation, biofeedback techniques, telefactors and prosthesis is bringing us to the time when science fiction and science fact merge.
  • Volume I of The Farseer Trilogy. Fitz, a royal bastard,is cast out into the world with only his magical link with animals for solace and companionship.  But when Fitz is adopted into the royal household, he must give up his old ways and learn a life of weaponry, scribing, courtly manner and how to secretly kill a man.  Meanwhile, raiders ravage the coasts, leaving the people Forged and soulless.  Fitz has to face his first terrifying mission, not only a risk to his target, but also to himself.  For Fitz is a threat to the throne, but he may also be the key to the future of the kingdom.
  • Harry Wethermill has fallen in love at first sight with the beautiful Celia,, a young woman of dubious background who has turned up in Aux-les-Bains as companion to the ostentatious, jewel-flaunting Madame  Dauvray - who is found  strangled in her sitting room - with no trace of the jewels. Wethermill and his friend Mr. Ricardo enlist the help of French detective Hanaud, in the hope of clearing Celia - but as the investigation progresses, it looks likely to seal her doom.

  • Book VI of Vlad Taltos. Vlad Taltos, sorcerer, sometime witch, ex-assassin and two faithful jhereg were an unbeatable team. But lately, Vlad's heart just hasn't been in his work, so he decides to retire. Unfortunately, old enemies have scores to settle with Vlad. So much for retirement... Cover art by Ciruelo Cabral.