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  • In the not so distant future the world hasn't changed that much - men and women still laugh, fall in love and sip wine - but some will live forever as retreads, old souls surgically implanted into the empty bodies of the young. Voss Geraghty is a retread, a retiring government researcher rewarded with a new body. In this new life he wants fun, sex and adventure - what he finds is disappointment.  His 'shell' was donated by a young man who was not eager to die - the shell is damaged, Voss is impotent so he must settle for adventure this time out. In his unusual choice, Voss becomes a troubleshooter for the Space Service and an inadvertent hero. When he returns, the government, controlled by retreads, capitalises on his fame to support the immortality programme against an underground rebellion determined to overthrow the regime of death for the young so that the old may live eternally. The rebellion movement has the technology to cure Voss of his impotence in return for his help in destroying the retread centres.  Still he hesitates - until he meets Alicia and falls in love. He will die in the destruction of the retread centres - but he wants to experience love as well.

  • Everyone on Earth for a million years or more had known the great death stars were coming, that the Great World was doomed. One by one they would crash terribly down from the skies, falling without mercy for thousands of years, bringing fire, death, darkness, dust and smoke: an endless winter of sorrows.  Each of the people of Earth addressed its fate in its own fashion.  The vegetals and sapphire-eyes knew they would not survive and they made their preparations accordingly.  The mechanicals knew they could survive if they cared to, but they did not care to. The sea-lords understood that their day was done and they accepted that.  The hjjk-folk expected to emerge unharmed, and set about making certain of that.  And the humans, little groups of them, took refuge underground in cocoons to await the end of the cataclysm.  When that day came, groups like that led by Koshar emerged to find and very new and different world.  There were remnants of Earth's former greatness as well s many dangers - old perils and new threats. Cover art by Nicholas Rodgers.
  • A selection from classic Australian authors... Stories in this volume: Death of a Brumby, Boland Robinson; The Boundary-Rider's Goanna, Spoils to the Victor and King of the Scrub,  Henry C. Lamond;The Grey Kangaroo, Alan Marshall; The Mullet and The Catch, Vance Palmer; The Good Season and Return of the Hunter, Frank Dalby Davison; The Gleam of His Wing, Eric Lambert; Bush Cats, Henry Lawson; Native Dog and The Perch, Dal Stivens; The Wedge-Tailed Eagle, Geoffrey Dutton; On The Reef and The Darling Cod, George Farwell; 'The Breaking', R. Wilkes Hunter; Emperors, John Bechervaise; Crows, Dowell O'Reilly; The Pelican and Gun Dog, Cecil Mann; In Crocodile Land, Ion Idriess; Painted Finches, Katharine Susannah Prichard; The White Dingo, Younger Hillman; The Plover, M. Barnard Brereton; The Overseer, Jack Hyett; The Great Stampede, Carl Warbuton and W.K. Robertson; The Hunter, E. Dithmack; Old Harry's Groper, W.N. Scott.
  • Late one stormy night three princesses are born.  As each baby is placed in her mother's arms, the Archimage Binah bestows on her a powerful gift: a pendant containing a bud of the long-extinct Black Trillium.  One day, that power will be all that protects the princesses from certain doom. Cover art by Geoff Taylor.
  • Book III of Dune.  The Children of Dune are twin siblings Leto and Ghanima Atreides, whose father, the Emperor Paul Muad'Dib, disappeared in the desert wastelands of Arrakis nine years ago. Like their father, the twins possess supernormal abilities - making them valuable to their manipulative aunt Alia, who rules the Empire in the name of House Atreides. Facing treason and rebellion on two fronts, Alia's rule is not absolute. The displaced House Corrino is plotting to regain the throne while the fanatical Fremen are being provoked into open revolt by the enigmatic figure known only as The Preacher. Alia believes that by obtaining the secrets of the twins' prophetic visions, she can maintain control over her dynasty. But Leto and Ghanima have their own plans for their visions - and their destinies...Cover art by Bruce Pennington.
  • Or, Letters from a Gentleman of Excess. Until 1983, Jack Pollock was the owner of the Pollock Gallery of Toronto, where he exhibited new Canadian artists. Then, abruptly, he lost both his business and his health. Twenty years of flashy flamboyancy had led to drug addiction, open heart surgery, bankruptcy - and a profound spiritual and psychological  malaise. Broken, he retreated to the south of France, expecting to die. Instead, he began to come to terms with himself and his life, confiding his deepest feelings in a torrent of letters to M., a psychiatrist he had consulted briefly before his departure. The letters tell of his everyday life in France, his encounters with David Hockney and other artists, of religion and the power of sexuality: a courageously honest assessment of his life.

  • Higham alleges that "Errol Flyn could have been tried for treason. The world-famous star could have ended his life on a hangman's noose." Dramatic? Definitely.  He also alleges that he has seen documents, now declassified and therefore available to the public, that prove the star of Robin Hood, They Died With Their Boots On, Captain Blood and many other films was in fact a spy for the Gestapo, working together with Dr. Hermann Erben, leading SS man, and that the film industry was involved in the cover up.  And yet more - Higham also claims Flynn the Infamous Womaniser also had affairs with Howard Hughes, fellow heart throb actor Tyrone Power and Truman Capote. Manslaughter, drug running and gold smuggling are also alleged.  The declassified documents that Higham claims are not reproduced in this book - only listed.
  • The clients of the Skeldale House vet. practice vary from dour farmers who expect miracles for nothing, those grateful for any little service and for James Herriot, the real five star owners and patients like Mrs. Pumphrey and Tricki Woo. Here are animal characters from cart horses to kittens; a dog whose staple diet is fish and chips, a cat who presides over his master's business and cows and ewes with complicated calvings and lambings. Siegfried and James are compelled to take on assistants, one of whom - Calum Buchanan - has a larger than life personality  with a magical touch, and a menagerie of his own that includes badgers, dogs, owls and foxcubs who take up residence in the kitchen. James' wife Helen is there, steering him through the often comic crises with serene practicality, as well as his children Jimmy and Rosie, both determined to follow in their father's footsteps.  A book for anyone who loves animals and laughter. Illustrated by Victor Ambrus.

  • Christopher Snow is athletic, handsome enough, intelligent romantic and funny.  But he's whole life has been affected by xeroderma pigmentosum, a rare genetic disorder that means his skin and eyes cannot be exposed to sunlight.  Like all Xpers, Chris lives at night - and has never ventured beyond his home town of Moonlight Bay, a picturesque, beautiful and strangely haunting place.  He knows it as no-one else can know it, is intimate with its shadows and dark hours.  Despite the limitations imposed on him by nature, Chris is determined to lead the fullest life possible and with the help of family and friends, he's largely succeeded. But for Chris and all the inhabitants of Moonlight Bay, a terrible change of catastrophic proportions is about to happen.