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Twelve Kings in Sharakhai

, || Sharakhai, the great city of the desert, center of commerce and culture, has been ruled from time immemorial by twelve kings — cruel, ruthless, powerful, and immortal. There is no hope of freedom for any under their rule. Or so it seems...

Radiance

, || A decopunk pulp SF alt-history space opera mystery set in a Hollywood--and solar system--very different from our own: Severin Unck's latest film, which investigates the disappearance of a diving colony on a watery Venus populated by island-sized alien creatures, will be her last. Though her crew limps home to earth and her story is preserved by the colony's last survivor, Severin will never return.

Sorcerer to the Crown

|| The last thing that Zacharias Wythe, England's first African Sorcerer Royal, needs is a female magical prodigy in the form of ambitious orphan Prunella Gentleman! But when she stumbles upon England's greatest magical discovery, they must do battle with the Fairy Court and the British government.

The Last Witness

|| Transferring unwanted memories to my own mind is the only form of magic I've ever mastered. But now, I'm holding so many memories I'm not always sure which ones are actually mine, any more. Some of them are sensitive; all of them are private. And there are those who are willing to kill to access the secrets I'm trying to bury...

Luna: New Moon

|| You must fight for every inch you want to gain in the Moon's near feudal society. And that is just what Adriana Corta did.

Made to Kill

|| Raymond Electromatic—the world's last robot—is good at his job, the lone employee of the Electromatic Detective Agency. When Ray is hired to find a missing movie star, he uncovers a sinister plot that goes much deeper than the silver screen—and this robot is at the wrong place, at the wrong time.

Binti

|| Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her ways or respect her customs.

The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet

|| The Wayfarer, a patched-up ship that’s seen better days, offers Rosemary Harper everything she could possibly want: a small, quiet spot to call home for a while, adventure in far-off corners of the galaxy, and distance from her troubled past.

Little Robot

|| When a little girl finds an adorable robot in the woods, she presses a button and accidentally activates him for the first time.

Letters to Tiptree

|| Science fiction and fantasy writers, editors, critics and fans celebrate Alice Sheldon's 100th birthday in a series of letters, recognising her work and trying to finish conversations set aside nearly thirty years ago.

The House of Shattered Wings

|| In the late twentieth century, the streets of Paris are lined with haunted ruins, the aftermath of a Great War between arcane powers. The Grand Magasins have been reduced to piles of debris, Notre-Dame is a burnt-out shell, and the Seine has turned black with ashes and rubble and the remnants of the spells that tore the city apart. But The Great Houses still vie for dominion over France’s once grand capital...