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  1. 12.4 hrs • May/05/2015 • Unabridged

    This thrilling anthology features high fantasy, contemporary and urban fantasy, and fantasy action and adventure all set in a military vein by top authors in the genre, including Jonathan Maberry, Tobias Buckell, Elizabeth Moon, Tanya Huff, Glen Cook, Simon R. Green, Seanan McGuire, and Linda Nagata.In the realms of fantasy, the battlefield is where heroism comes alive, magic is unleashed, and legends are made and unmade. From the War of the Ring, Tolkien’s epic battle of good versus evil, to the Battle of the Blackwater, George R. R. Martin’s grim portrait of the horror and futility of war, these fantastical conflicts reflect our highest hopes and darkest fears, bringing us mesmerizing visions of silver spears shining in the sun and vast hordes of savage beasts who threaten to destroy all that we hold dear. Now acclaimed editor John Joseph Adams is sounding the battle cry and sixteen of today’s top authors are reporting for duty, spinning never-before-published, spellbinding tales of military fantasy, including a Black Company story from Glen Cook, a Paksenarrion story from Elizabeth Moon, and a Shadow Ops story by Myke Cole. Within these pages you’ll also find World War I trenches cloaked in poison gas and sorcery, modern-day elite special forces battling hosts of the damned, and steampunk soldiers fighting for their lives in a world torn apart by powers that defy imagination. Featuring both grizzled veterans and fresh young recruits alike—including Tanya Huff, Simon R. Green, Carrie Vaughn, Jonathan Maberry, and Seanan McGuire—Operation Arcana is a must for any military buff or fantasy fan. You’ll never look at war the same way again.List of all contributors:Elizabeth Moon Tobias Buckell & David Klecha Myke Cole Jonathan Maberry Genevieve Valentine Django Wexler Yoon Ha Lee Weston OchseAri Marmell Tanya Huff Carrie Vaughn T. C. McCarthy Glen Cook Simon R. Green Seanan McGuireLinda Nagata

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  2. 20.2 hrs • Feb/24/2015 • Unabridged

    Famine, Death, War, and Pestilence—the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the harbingers of Armageddon—these are our guides through the Wastelands.Wastelands 2: More Stories of the Apocalypse is a new anthology of postapocalyptic literature from some of the most renowned authors in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres today, including George R. R. Martin, Hugh Howey, Junot Díaz, David Brin, and many more. This eclectic mix of tales explores famine, death, war, pestilence, and harbingers of the biblical apocalypse.Like its predecessor, Wastelands 2 delves into a bleak landscape to uncover the raw human emotion and heart-pounding thrills at the genre’s core.

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  3. 15.9 hrs • May/13/2014 • Unabridged

    The weird, wild west—an American frontier populated by gunslingers, rattlesnakes, outlaws, zombies, aliens, time travelers, and steampunk! With an introduction by editor John Joseph Adams, this volume brings together twenty-three of science fiction and fantasy’s hottest and most popular authors to create all-new tales exclusively for this anthology. Aliens, monsters, magic, and science are introduced to the old west, with explosive results.Stories include:“The Red-Headed Dead” by Joe. R. Lansdale“The Old, Slow Man and His Gold Gun from Space” by Ben H. Winters“Hellfire on the High Frontier” by David Farland“The Hell-Bound Stagecoach” by Mike Resnick“Stingers and Strangers” by Seanan McGuire“Bookkeeper, Narrator, Gunslinger” by Charles Yu“Holy Jingle” by Alan Dean Foster“The Man with No Heart” by Beth Revis“Wrecking Party” by Alastair Reynolds“Hell from the East” by Hugh Howey“Second Hand” by Rajan Khanna“Alvin and the Apple Tree” by Orson Scott Card“Madam Damnable’s Sewing Circle” by Elizabeth Bear“Strong Medicine” by Tad Williams“Red Dreams” by Jonathan Maberry“Bamboozled” by Kelley Armstrong“Sundown” by Tobias S. Buckell“La Madre Del Oro” by Jeffrey Ford“What I Assume You Shall Assume” by Ken Liu“The Devil’s Jack” by Laura Anne Gilman“The Golden Age” by Walter Jon Williams“Neversleeps” by Fred Van Lente“Dead Man’s Hand” by Christine Yant.

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  4. 17.0 hrs • May/06/2014 • Unabridged

    Famine, Death, War, and Pestilence—the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the harbingers of Armageddon—these are our guides through the Wastelands.From the Book of Revelation to The Road Warrior, from A Canticle for Leibowitz to The Road, storytellers have long imagined the end of the world, weaving eschatological tales of catastrophe, chaos, and calamity. In doing so, these visionary authors have addressed one of the most challenging and enduring themes of imaginative fiction: the nature of life in the aftermath of total societal collapse.Gathering together the best postapocalyptic literature of the last two decades from many of today’s most renowned authors of speculative fiction—including George R. R. Martin, Gene Wolfe, Orson Scott Card, Carol Emshwiller, Jonathan Lethem, Octavia E. Butler, and Stephen King—Wastelands explores the scientific, psychological, and philosophical questions of what it means to remain human in the wake of Armageddon. Whether the end of the world comes through nuclear war, ecological disaster, or cosmological cataclysm, these are tales of survivors, in some cases struggling to rebuild the society that was, in others, merely surviving, scrounging for food in depopulated ruins and defending themselves against monsters, mutants, and marauders.Wastelands delves into this bleak landscape, uncovering the raw human emotion and heart-pounding thrills at the genre’s core.

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  5. 15.6 hrs • Feb/19/2013 • Unabridged

    From Victor Frankenstein to Lex Luthor, Dr. Moreau to Dr. Doom, readers have long been fascinated by insane plans for world domination and the madmen who devise them. Typically, we see these villains through the eyes of good guys. This anthology, however, explores the world of mad scientists and evil geniuses from their own wonderfully twisted point of view. An all-star roster of bestselling authors, including Diana Gabaldon, Daniel Wilson, Austin Grossman, Naomi Novik, and Seanan McGuire, twenty-two great storytellers all told, have produced a fabulous assortment of stories guaranteed to provide readers with hour after hour of high-octane entertainment born of the most megalomaniacal mayhem imaginable. Everybody loves villains. They’re bad, they always stir the pot, they’re much more fun than the good guys, even if we want to see the good guys win. Their fiendish schemes, maniacal laughter, and limitless ambition are legendary, but what lies behind those crazy eyes and wicked grins? How and why do they commit these nefarious deeds? And why are they so set on taking over the world? If you’ve ever asked yourself any of these questions, you’re in luck: It’s finally time for the madmen’s side of the story.

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  6. 13.3 hrs • May/10/2012 • Unabridged

    Lightspeed: Year One compiles all the fiction published by the online science fiction magazine Lightspeed in its first year. Originally published stories include Nebula Award finalists Vylar Kaftan’s “I’m Alive, I Love You, I’ll See You in Reno” and Adam-Troy Castro’s “Arvies,” as well as Carrie Vaughn’s Hugo Award–nominated “Amaryllis.” Plus there are classic stories by Stephen King, Ursula K. Le Guin, George R. R. Martin, and more. The popular, critically-acclaimed Lightspeed is edited by bestselling anthologist John Joseph Adams. Lightspeed publishes all types of science fiction, from near-future sociological soft sci-fi to far-future star-spanning hard sci-fi—and everything in between. Each month, Lightspeed features a mix of original and classic stories, from a variety of authors, showcasing the best new genre voices along with bestsellers, award-winners, fan favorites, and notable authors readers already know.

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