Tales of Majipoor – Robert Silverberg

A master of Sci-Fi, Robert Silverberg has returned to his most amazing creation – the world of Majipoor. Producing a collection of stories that span the world’s history further exploring and uncovering the strange landscape and diversely populated lands of Majipoor, Silverberg has crafted a series of amazing tales.

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A massive world of adventure, romance and danger. A place where dreams can soothe the restless or flay the minds of the guilty. Where humans, aliens and natives live in a shifting, uneasy alliance and where two great men rule over all. No matter who bears the title, there is always a Coronal and a Pontifex, forever miles apart, forever striving to maintain the balance of their far-flung civilisation.
Here, collected for the first time, are the final tales of Majipoor. From the earliest legends of the Shapeshifters to an untold mystery late in the reign of Valentine Pontifex, the seven stories in this collection expand upon and flesh out the remarkable world that Robert Silverberg has created. Spanning a decade of writing from one of the masters of science-fiction, this collection is both a fantastic introduction for those new to Majipoor and a welcome return for those who have visited before.

 

Adam Roberts Short Stories

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Gollancz have collected together the short stories of Adam Roberts in one collection. Unique, twisted visions from the edges and the centre of sci-fi genres populate the collection. Every story carries Adam Roberts’ trademark elegance of style and restlessly questioning spirit. Each of the 24 stories are guaranteed to make you think, to make you laugh, to make you wonder and to make you uneasy but all will entertain.

“I like the idea of writing at least one thing in all the myriad sub-genres and sub-sub-genres of SF. So the first story here is a ‘robot story’, the second a story about immortality, the third a time-travel story...”

A brilliant collection from a brilliant mind.

Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed

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In his first novel, Saladin Ahmed has created a fascinating story full of sword fights, magic and murder. A stunning tale set within a fascinating world that promises to become a great series.

The Crescent Moon Kingdoms, home to djenn and ghuls, holy warriors and heretics, are at the boiling point of a power struggle between the iron-fisted Khalif and the mysterious master thief known as the Falcon Prince. In the midst of this brewing rebellion a series of brutal supernatural murders strikes at the heart of the Kingdoms. It is up to a handful of heroes to learn the truth behind these killings.

Doctor Adoulla Makhslood just wants a quiet cup of tea. Three score and more years old, he has grown weary of hunting monsters and saving lives, and is more than ready to retire from his dangerous and demanding vocation. But when an old flame’s family is murdered, Adoulla is drawn back to the hunter’s path.

Raseed bas Raseed, Adoulla’s young assistant, is a hidebound holy warrior whose prowess is matched only by his piety. But even as Raseed’s sword is tested by ghuls and manjackals, his soul is tested when he and Adoulla cross paths with the tribeswoman Zamia.

Zamia Badawi, Protector of the Band, has been gifted with the near-mythical power of the lion-shape, but shunned by her people for daring to take up a man’s title. She lives only to avenge her father’s death. Until she learns that Adoulla and his allies also hunt her father’s killer. Until she meets Raseed.

Queen of Nowhere by Jaine Fenn

Jaine Fenn has continued to produce some brilliant work in her Hidden Empire books over the years and Queen of Nowhere is no exception. Creating a fascinating world, populated by a wonderful cast of characters, Fenn’s latest is a great hard science fiction adventure.

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When paranoia is a way of life, trust doesn't come easily.

The Sidhe look like us. They live amongst us. What they lack in numbers they make up with their fearsome mental abilities and the considerable physical resources at their disposal. And their biggest advantage? No one believes they exist.

Almost no one.

Bez, the best hacker in human-space, is fighting a secret war against them. Always one step ahead, never lingering in one place, she's determined to bring them down. But she can't expose the Hidden Empire alone and when the only ally she trusted fails her she must accept help from an unexpected quarter. Just one misstep, one incorrect assumption, and her Sidhe trap - her life's work - could end in vicious disaster. Worse, if Bez fails then humanity may never have another chance to win free of the manipulative and deadly Sidhe..