The return of the famous shared-world superhero books created and edited by George R.R. Martin, author of A Song of Ice and FireFor decades, George R.R. Martin – bestselling author of A Song of Ice and Fire – has collaborated with an ever-shifting ensemble of science fiction and fantasy icons to create the amazing Wild Cards universe.In the aftermath of World War II, the Earth’s population was devastated by a terrifying alien virus. Those who survived were changed for ever. Some, known as Jokers, were cursed with bizarre mental and physical deformities; others, granted superhuman abilities, are known as Aces.Wild Cards tells the stories of this world.
The return of the famous shared-world superhero books created and edited by George R. R. Martin, author of A Song of Ice and FireFor decades, George R.R. Martin – bestselling author of A Song of Ice and Fire – has collaborated with an ever-shifting ensemble of science fiction and fantasy icons to create the amazing Wild Cards universe.In the aftermath of World War II, the Earth’s population was devastated by a terrifying alien virus. Those who survived were changed for ever. Some, known as Jokers, were cursed with bizarre mental and physical deformities; others, granted superhuman abilities, are known as Aces.Wild Cards tells the stories of this world.
The earth-shattering sequel to Laura Liddell Nolen’s THE ARK.As she stands before a jury about to sentence her to death for betraying the Remnant to the High Commander, it’s easy to say that stuff didn’t go to plan for Char. But as she prepares for the promise she made herself of reuniting her family to dissolve into space with her, an unexpected help gives her a second chance to make everything right again.Isaiah is still fighting for the Remnant’s independence in the Ark, and Char’s only choice is to help him if she is to find her brother. But a far larger conflict is brewing out in space, and Char’s promise is about to be tested like never before.
The epic conclusion to Laura Liddell Nolen’s interplanetary YA adventure The Ark TrilogyAll that Char fought for has been destroyed.Her family are lost. And as the Arks carrying the last of humanity move through deep space, she is a prisoner once again, at the mercy of Adam and Zhao.But this is not the first time that Char has lost everything.Drawing on all of her skills and strength, she struggles to escape and fight back. And with the planet of Eirena fast approaching, Char knows that she is fighting not just for her own survival, but for the fate of humanity’s new home.
There’s a meteor headed for Earth, and there is only one way to survive.It’s the final days of earth, and sixteen-year-old Char is right where she belongs: in prison. With her criminal record, she doesn’t qualify for a place on an Ark, one of the five massive bioships designed to protect earth’s survivors during the meteor strike that looks set to destroy the planet. Only a select few will be saved – like her mom, dad, and brother – all of whom have long since turned their backs on Char.If she ever wants to redeem herself, Char must use all the tricks of the trade to swindle her way into outer space, where she hopes to reunite with her family, regardless of whether they actually ever want to see her again, or not . . .
Двое ученых находятся на планете Альфа с целью выполнения программы освоения мирового пространства. В их задачу входит изучение залежей минералов. Отправляясь в путешествие, они и не предполагали, что планета обитаема… Исполнители: Гуляева Нина, Ларионов Всеволод, Невинный Вячеслав, Рубановская Евгения, Алексей Борзунов
Home and hearth were not the life Rhea dreamed of. She longed for adventure and sights beyond her little village, where everything stayed the same. Enlisted as a healer and light bearer by the goddess herself, Rhea said goodbye to all she had ever known and set off to find her place in the world.
When a dark and dangerous force threatens to bring down all that Rhea holds dear, she must rise above and fight. Magic, matters of the heart, and a little help from a vampire that struggles to hold on to his humanity will be the foundation Rhea needs to face the world’s greatest evil. Before she can take on the demon king that threatens her very existence, she must first face the demons she keeps locked deep down inside herself; she must unleash her inner power and learn to trust her heart. Love will conquer all if she can only find it within herself to let go of the past and learn to be loved for who she really is.
It is 1899, and Doctor Varanus is in Prague with her mentor Iosef, both still recovering from the scars of the Shashavani civil war. Iosef has found a reprieve from grief in the study of the so-called “Black Goat” cults, aided by a charming Prussian nobleman and a mysterious bookseller. Under other circumstances, Varanus might regard Iosef’s fascination with occult philosophies as troublingly superstitious, but she has greater concerns. Her wayward son Friedrich has taken up residence in Prague as well, and in the company of artists, revolutionaries, and other such rabble-rousers.<P> As Varanus endeavors to carry on her research and drag Friedrich back into respectable society, she discovers something sinister may be at work in the Kingdom of Bohemia. Could there be more to Iosef’s occult studies than he or his new friends realize?<P> Truth or fantasy, a shadow looms over Prague, threatening to drag Varanus and all she holds dear into the darkness of an unending night . . .