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The Memory of Whiteness

by Kim Stanley Robinson Tom Doherty Associates (January 07, 2014)

In 3229 A.D., human civilization is scattered among the planets, moons, and asteroids of the solar system. Billions of lives depend on the technology derived from the breakthroughs of the greatest physicist...


Icehenge

by Kim Stanley Robinson Tom Doherty Associates (January 07, 2014)

On the North Pole of Pluto there stands an enigma: a huge circle of standing blocks of ice, built on the pattern of Earth's Stonehenge--but ten times the size, standing alone at the farthest reaches of the Solar...


Escape From Kathmandu

by Kim Stanley Robinson Tom Doherty Associates (January 07, 2014)

Living in the city of Kathmandu in the Kingdom of Nepal are dozens of American and British expatriates who are in love with the Himalayas. George Fergusson is one of them--he works as a trek guide for "Take...


The Wild Shore

Three Californias #1

by Kim Stanley Robinson Tom Doherty Associates (December 31, 2013)

2047: For the small Pacific Coast community of San Onofre, life in the aftermath of a devastating nuclear attack is a matter of survival, a day-to-day struggle to stay alive. But young Hank Fletcher dreams of...


Pacific Edge

Three Californias #3

by Kim Stanley Robinson Tom Doherty Associates (December 31, 2013)

2065: In a world that has rediscovered harmony with nature, the village of El Modena, California, is an ecotopia in the making. Kevin Claiborne, a young builder who has grown up in this "green" world, now finds...


The Gold Coast

Three Californias #2

by Kim Stanley Robinson Tom Doherty Associates (December 31, 2013)

2027: Southern California is a developer's dream gone mad, an endless sprawl of condos, freeways, and malls. Jim McPherson, the affluent son of a defense contractor, is a young man lost in a world of fast cars,...


Man Plus

Nebula Award for Best Novel 1977

by Frederik Pohl Tom Doherty Associates (November 12, 2013)

The Nebula Award–winning masterwork by the author of Gateway

In the not-too-distant future, a desperate war for natural resources threatens to bring civilization to a crashing halt. Nuclear warships from around...


Beyond the Blue Event Horizon

Heechee Saga #2

by Frederik Pohl Tom Doherty Associates (November 12, 2013)

Frederik Pohl was on a streak when this Hugo Award–finalist novel was published in 1980. Now back in print after an absence of nearly a decade, this unique science fiction novel is as fresh and entertaining...


The Probability Broach

by L. Neil Smith Tom Doherty Associates (December 12, 2001)

Denver detective Win Bear, on the trail of a murderer, discovers much more than a killer. He accidentally stumbles upon the probability broach, a portal to a myriad of worlds--some wildly different from, others...


Lavondyss

Mythago Wood #2

by Robert Holdstock Tom Doherty Associates (July 01, 2004)

A haunting entry in the World Fantasy Award-winning Mythago Cycle

In Mythago Wood, Robert Holdstock gave us an intricate world spun from the stories of Irish and English mythology, a great forest steeped in mystery...


The Hollowing

Mythago Wood #4

by Robert Holdstock Tom Doherty Associates (May 01, 2005)

A NOVEL IN THE WORLD FANTASY AWARD-WINNING MYTHAGO CYCLE

Ryhope Wood, Mythago Wood, is the great forest steeped in mystery, whose heart contains secrets that change all who come there.

Alex Bradley is a damaged...


To Reign in Hell

by Steven Brust & Roger Zelazny Tom Doherty Associates (April 01, 2007)

The time is the Beginning. The place is Heaven. The story is the Revolt of the Angels—a war of magic, corruption and intrigue that could destroy the universe.

To Reign in Hell was Stephen Brust's second novel,...


Where Late The Sweet Birds Sang

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1977, Locus Award for Best Novel 1977

by Kate Wilhelm Tom Doherty Associates (July 15, 1998)

Before becoming one of today's most intriguing and innovative mystery writers, Kate Wilhelm was a leading writer of science fiction, acclaimed for classics like The Infinity Box and The Clewiston Test.

Now one...


China Mountain Zhang

by Maureen F. McHugh Tom Doherty Associates (April 15, 1997)

Winner of the James Tiptree, Jr. Memorial Award, the Lambda Literary Award, the Locus Award for Best First Novel, and a Hugo and Nebula Award nominee.

With this groundbreaking novel, Maureen F. McHugh established...


Mindswap

by Robert Sheckley Tom Doherty Associates (May 30, 2006)

In the future, interstellar travel to alien worlds will be too expensive for most ordinary people. It certainly is for Marvin, a college student who wants to take a really good vacation. And so he signs up for...


There Are Doors

by Gene Wolfe Tom Doherty Associates (October 09, 2001)

There Are Doors is the story of a man who falls in love with a goddess from an alternate universe. She flees him, but he pursues her through doorways-interdimensional gateways-to the other place, determined...


The Fifth Head of Cerberus

by Gene Wolfe Tom Doherty Associates (March 15, 1994)

Back in print for the first time in more than a decade, Gene Wolfe's The Fifth Head of Cerberus is a universally acknowledged masterpiece of science fiction by one of the field's most brilliant writers.

Far out...


Storeys from the Old Hotel

by Gene Wolfe Tom Doherty Associates (December 15, 1995)

Hailed as "one of the literary giants of science fiction" by The Denver Post, Gene Wolfe is universally acknowledged as one of the most brilliant writers the field has ever produced. Winner of the World Fantasy...


The Island of Dr. Death and Other Stories and Other Stories

by Gene Wolfe Tom Doherty Associates (July 15, 1997)

A superb collection of science fiction and fantasy stories, The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories and Other Stories is a book that transcends all genre definitions. The stories within are mined with depth...


Endangered Species

by Gene Wolfe Tom Doherty Associates (September 01, 2004)

Wolfe, whose tetralogy The Book of the New Sun was the most acclaimed science fiction work of the 1980s, offered his second collection of short fiction in 1990 to universal acclaim. This is a hefty volume of...


Peace

by Gene Wolfe Tom Doherty Associates (June 15, 1995)

Originally published in 1975, Peace is a spellbinding, brilliant tour de force of the imagination. The melancholy memoir of Alden Dennis Weer, an embittered old man living out his last days in a small midwestern...


The Urth of the New Sun

The Book of the New Sun #5

by Gene Wolfe Tom Doherty Associates (November 15, 1997)

The long awaited sequel to Gene Wolfe's four-volume classic, The Book of the New Sun. We return to the world of Severian, now the Autarch of Urth, as he leaves the planet on one of the huge spaceships of the...


Sword & Citadel

by Gene Wolfe Tom Doherty Associates (October 15, 1994)

The Book of the New Sun is unanimously acclaimed as Gene Wolfe's most remarkable work, hailed as "a masterpiece of science fantasy comparable in importance to the major works of Tolkien and Lewis" by Publishers...


Shadow & Claw

by Gene Wolfe Tom Doherty Associates (October 15, 1994)

The Book of the New Sun is unanimously acclaimed as Gene Wolfe's most remarkable work, hailed as "a masterpiece of science fantasy comparable in importance to the major works of Tolkien and Lewis" by Publishers...


Sleeping in Flame

by Jonathan Carroll Tom Doherty Associates (October 01, 2004)

Walker Easterling is a retired actor turned successful screenwriter living in the Vienna of strong coffee, fascinating friends, and mysterious cafes. When he falls in love with Maris York, a beautiful artist...


Outside the Dog Museum

by Jonathan Carroll Tom Doherty Associates (June 01, 2005)

Harry Radcliffe is a brilliant prize-winning architect---witty and remarkable. He's also a self-serving opportunist, ready to take advantage of whatever situations, and women, come his way. But now, newly divorced...


Brokedown Palace

by Steven Brust Tom Doherty Associates (September 05, 2006)

Back in print after a decade, Brokedown Palace is a stand-alone fantasy in the world of Steven Brust's bestselling Vlad Taltos novels.

Once upon a time…far to the East of the Dragaeran Empire, four brothers...


Downward to the Earth

by Robert Silverberg Tom Doherty Associates (August 07, 2012)

Who knoweth the spirit of men that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth? –Ecclesiastes 3:21

Okay, they did resemble elephants, it can't be denied. That led many people...


War for the Oaks

by Emma Bull Tom Doherty Associates (November 01, 2004)

Acclaimed by critics and readers on its first publication in 1987, winner of the Locus Award for Best First Novel, Emma Bull's War for the Oaks is one of the novels that has defined modern urban fantasy.

Eddi...


A Bridge of Years

by Robert Charles Wilson Tom Doherty Associates (December 06, 2011)

Tom Winter thought the secluded cottage in the Pacific Northwest would be the perfect refuge—a place to nurse the wounds of lost love and happiness. But Tom soon discovers that his safe haven is the portal...


Fractions

by Ken MacLeod Tom Doherty Associates (October 28, 2008)

In a balkanized future of dizzying possibilities, mercenaries contend with guns as smart as they are, nuclear deterrence is a commodity traded on the open market, teenagers deal in "theologically correct" software...


General Practice

by James White Tom Doherty Associates (May 01, 2003)

At Sector General, anything can happen-and frequently does. In this vast hospital in the depths of space, the thousands of staff, human and alien both, have a single mission: to care for all patients, of all...


Divisions

by Ken MacLeod Tom Doherty Associates (May 26, 2009)

This volume comprises The Cassini Division and The Sky Road.

The Cassini Division: In the 24th century, post humans, god-like descendents of humans who transformed themselves with high technology, have warped...


A Door Into Ocean

by Joan Slonczewski Tom Doherty Associates (October 13, 2000)

A Door into Ocean is the novel upon which the author's reputation as an important SF writer principally rests. A ground-breaking work both of feminist SF and of world-building hard SF, it concerns the Sharers...


Heavy Planet

by Hal Clement Tom Doherty Associates (November 09, 2002)

Discover MESKLIN - Gravity: 3g at the equator, 700g at the poles!

Hal Clement is a Grand Master of SF, and the one most associated with the subgenre of hard SF. From his classic stories in Astounding in the 1940s...


Darwinia

by Robert Charles Wilson Tom Doherty Associates (September 04, 2007)

In 1912, history was changed by the Miracle, when the old world of Europe was replaced by Darwinia, a strange land of nightmarish jungle and antedeluvian monsters. To some, the Miracle is an act of divine retribution;...


From a Whisper to a Scream

Newford #3

by Charles de Lint Tom Doherty Associates (January 18, 2003)

Originally published under the pen name "Samuel M. Key"

"Years after the death of a notorious child murderer, children have begun to die again...and a crime photographer begins to suspect he has the one true...


The Phoenix Guards

The Khaavren Romances #1

by Steven Brust Tom Doherty Associates (October 14, 2008)

Khaavren of the House of Tiassa is a son of landless nobility, possessor of a good sword and "tolerably well-acquainted with its use." Along with three loyal friends, he enthusiastically seeks out danger and...


Agyar

by Steven Brust Tom Doherty Associates (August 01, 2004)

From bestselling fantasy author Steven Brust comes this paranormal novel of immortality—and its price...

Born over a century ago, Agyar was once a frivolous young man, before he found unwanted immortality in...


A Hidden Place

by Robert Charles Wilson Tom Doherty Associates (September 21, 2002)

In the hard years of the Depression, young Travis lives with his uncle and aunt. Upstairs lives the mysterious Anna. Anna says she's going to be "changing," and she needs Travis's help...for purposes she won't...


Stand on Zanzibar

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1969

by John Brunner & Bruce Sterling Tom Doherty Associates (August 16, 2011)

Norman Niblock House is a rising executive at General Technics, one of a few all-powerful corporations. His work is leading General Technics to the forefront of global domination, both in the marketplace and...


Five Hundred Years After

The Khaavren Romances #2

by Steven Brust Tom Doherty Associates (August 18, 2009)

In which our heroes are reunited a mere five centuries later… just in time for an uprising that threatens to destroy the Imperial Orb itself!

This is the story of the conspiracy against the Empire that begins...


The World of Null-A

by A. E. van Vogt Tom Doherty Associates (February 24, 2010)

The classic novel of non-Aristotelian logic and the coming race of supermen

Grandmaster A. E. van Vogt was one of the giants of the 1940s, the Golden Age of classic SF. Of his masterpieces, The World of Null-A...


Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls

by Jane Lindskold Tom Doherty Associates (August 08, 2006)

The Magic That Doesn't Go Away

Cutbacks have forced Sarah out of the asylum in which she was raised—and into a strange new place where the Head Wolf rules the beautiful and the doomed.

But Sarah can never truly...


Stations of the Tide

Nebula Award for Best Novel 1992

by Michael Swanwick Tom Doherty Associates (February 01, 2011)

The Nebula Award-wining novel from Michael Swanwick—one of the most brilliantly assured and darkly inventive writers of contemporary fiction—a masterwork of radically altered realities and world-shattering...


Mysterium

by Robert Charles Wilson Tom Doherty Associates (August 31, 2010)

In a top-secret government installation near the small town of Two Rivers, Michigan, scientists are investigating a mysterious object discovered several years earlier. Late one evening, the local residents observe...


A Matter of Magic

by Patricia C. Wrede Tom Doherty Associates (June 08, 2010)

Magic and intrigue go hand in hand in Mairelon the Magician and The Magician's Ward, two fast-paced novels filled with mystery and romance, set against the intricate backdrop of Regency England.

When a stranger...


Inferno

Inferno #1

by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle Tom Doherty Associates (September 02, 2008)

After being thrown out the window of his luxury apartment, science fiction writer Allen Carpentier wakes to find himself at the gates of hell. Feeling he's landed in a great opportunity for a book, he attempts...


Songmaster

by Orson Scott Card Tom Doherty Associates (December 06, 2002)

An SF classic from the author of Ender's Game.

Kidnapped at an early age, the young singer Ansset has been raised in isolation at the mystical retreat called the Songhouse. His life has been filled with music,...


The Land of Laughs

by Jonathan Carroll Tom Doherty Associates (April 01, 2010)

Have you ever loved a magical book above all others? Have you ever wished the magic were real? Welcome to The Land of Laughs. A novel about how terrifying that would be.

Schoolteacher Thomas Abbey, unsure son...