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  • The stranger came to observe life on Earth - the peace-loving alien took the invitation we sent into space seriously. But the US Air Force  shot down his ship and now he has to clone the body of a human being just to stay alive. Armed with a small amount of earthly lore - how to say 'hello' in Chinese and the Rolling Stones' 'Satisfaction' - collected from Voyager II, he will set off with a beautiful Earth woman on an adventure - a dangerous flight across America into the unexplored territory of interplanetary love.
  • What would it like to be a god? To bear the responsibility for a world of passionate and violent men and women who love you, ignore you, curse you, disobey you, pray to you - and desperately need you? A world you can see and influence, but never actually enter. In the midst of a complex computer game a lightning bolt strikes and the incredible occurs. The player finds himself plunged into a colourful world of alien people engaged in bitter warfare. His people - accepting him as their deity, entering his dreams, invading his days...

  • The U.S.S 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.

  • They called them the 'indomitable four.' The world is on the brink of war. Hitler's war machine is ready to roll across Western Europe. In a desperate attempt to sabotage the Nazi war economy, four very special men are sent into occupied Poland. Some would call it a mission - others will call it a madness.
  • The distant world of Orthe is littered with the spectacular remnants of its once-great civilisation.  Now the Ortheans have deliberately turned away from the technology that nearly destroyed them.  To Orthe comes Lynne de Lisle Christie, envoy from Earth.  Her assignment: win the confidence of the planet's leaders.  But she quickly finds herself at the centre of a conflict which threatens to explode into war. Cover art by Chris Brown.
  • The First Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever.  Cursed by a terrible disease, Thomas Covenant is outcast in our world:  shunned by his neighbours and pushed to the edge of madness by loneliness.  Suddenly, he is transported to a mysterious, beautiful new world - the Land - where gentle people work magic with earth and stone, wood and air to bring healing.  Covenant is welcomed as the reincarnation of a legendary warrior - his maimed hand a white gold wedding ring mark him as a figure of power and sorcery, with magic powerful against evil.  But Covenant does not believe the Land is real, and thus becomes the unwilling tool of the enemy who seeks to destroy it -  Lord Foul the Despiser.
  • Singers and musos are gathered for a weekend folk music course  in the fantastic country mansion named Fiollymead. Most come only to sing or listen, but one or two have musical scores to settle. When Liri Palmer sings: Black, black black is the colour of my true-love's heart! His tongue is like a poisoned dart, the coldest eyes, the lewdest  hands... She clearly has a message for someone in  the audience. Passions run  high - something is brewing at Follymead. Among the music students are Tossa Barber and her boyfriend Dominic Felse. And when disaster strikes, Dominic can privately enlist the aid of his dad - Detective Inspector George Felse.

  • The Orient Express is snowbound in the Balkans, while on board, the passengers are locked in for the night.  By morning, one of them has been brutally murdered.  And Hercule Poirot confronts twelve unlikely suspects.
  • Star Trek No. 47.  A freak shuttlecraft accident - and suddenly Captain Kirk and most of his senior officers find themselves adrift in space, with no hope of rescue, no hope of repairing their craft, or restoring communications - with nothing, in short but time on their hands.  Time enough for each to tell the story of the Kobayashi Maru -- the Starfleet Academy test given to command cadets. Nominally a tactical exercise, the Kobayashi Maru is in fact a test of character revealed in the choices each man makes - and does not make. As Starfleet Cadets, Kirk, Chekov, Scotty, and Sulu each faced the Kobayashi Maru...and became, in turn, Starfleet officers.