The Spirit Lens: A Novel of the Collegia Magica by Carol Berg Historical Fantasy. In the kingdom of Sabria, where magic and natural science vie for supremacy, King Phillipe survives an assassination attempt that shows signs of sorcery. To find the culprit, he turns to distant relative Portier de Duplais, a failed student of magic who has since carved out a career as the Collegia Magica's head librarian.
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A collection of short fiction from Terry Pratchett, spanning the whole of his writing career from schooldays to Discworld and the present day. In the four decades since his first book appeared in print, Terry Pratchett has become one of the world's best-selling and best-loved authors. Here for the first time are his short stories and other short-form fiction collected into one volume. A Blink of the Screencharts the course of Pratchett's long writing career: from his schooldays through to…
Historical Fantasy. The sentient river Irenicon has divided the city of Rasenna ever since the rival Concordian Empire launched the Wave, a potent blend of magic and technology. When Concordian engineer Captain Giovanni receives orders to build a bridge that will span Irenicon's waters, Contessa Sofia Scaligeri perceives an opportunity to reconcile Rasenna's feuding founding families.
In 1986 K. W. Jeter coined the term "steampunk," applying it to his first Victorian-era science fiction alternate-history adventure. At last he has returned, with a tale of George Dower, son of the inventor of Infernal Devices, who has been in new self-imposed exile…accumulating debts.
Epic Fantasy. This conclusion to the Iskryne World trilogy (after Range of Ghosts and Shattered Pillars) follows warrior Re Tamur as he journeys to the Dragon Lake and stakes his claim as heir to the Khaganate, his grandfather's empire. However, he'll have to raise an army to challenge his usurping uncle, the blood-sorcerer al-Sepehr, who heads the assassin cult of the Nameless.
The Land Across by Gene Wolfe,An American writer of travel guides in need of a new location chooses to travel to a small and obscure Eastern European country. The moment Grafton crosses the border he is in trouble, much more than he could have imagined. His passport is taken by guards, and then he is detained for not having it. He is released into the custody of a family, but is again detained. It becomes evident that there are supernatural agencies at work, but they are not in some ways…