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Матушка-природа во всей своей пугающей могущественной красе сметает на своём пути всё чуждое ей, инородное, такое лишнее: всё то, что так кропотливо веками отстраивалось человеком. Кто бы мог подумать, что всего за 30 лет этот город изменится до неузнаваемости: столица России, а вместе с ней и вся страна…

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In 2035 A.D., a plague strikes terror throughout the world. Transsexuals are the carriers of Tensen's virus – a death sentence for their sex partners. Already overwhelmed by pollution and over-population, humanity lashes out at this new threat.<P> Thirty-year-old transsexual Cean Rowan has always felt connected to Boadicea, Queen of the Iceni, one of Britain’s early tribes. Threatened and humiliated by the Romans, in 61 A.D. Boadicea led a rebellion and almost succeeded in driving the Romans out of the British Isles. But her lack of tactical skills ultimately cost her people their independence, and Boadicea her life.<P> Targeted by harsh government measures and attacked by hate groups, Cean and his friends fear for their lives. Yet what can they do? Dr. Leogold Fortescue, a friend and scientist specializing in time travel, might have the answer.<P> What if Cean could go back in time and help Boadicea defeat the Romans? Could he stop the development of Tensen's virus? Could he change the course of history and save those he loves, including Queen Boadicea?

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What happens when two U.S. Naval Astronauts land on the planet Harlech, where there is no government, no law – indeed, no concept of sin! Public nudity is a way of life and the paternalism of children is of little interest to their mothers. This wry, amusing, and suspenseful satire is truly John Boyd at his best. <P> Praise for John Boyd's The Last Starship from Earth <P> "This is the best anti-Utopia, the strongest satire on trends in our present culture, I have seen since '1984' appeared. I enjoyed its humor, its half-buried allusions. The puns, the almost-not-quite-quotations, the thinly-veiled references to our 'real' world—all of these delighted me. It belongs up at the top, along with 'Brave New World' and '1984'." –Robert A. Heinlein <P> "A fascinating novel that kept me amused and interested to the end. The future society it describes is one of the most convincing I've ever encountered.” – Arthur C. Clarke <P> "In the tradition of Huxley, Orwell, and Bradbury… A work of extraordinary impact." – The Los Angeles Times

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A CITY . . . Amberlight, the ruler of the Riverworld. A MYSTERY . . . Qherrique, the foundation of Amberlight's wealth. Amberlight's unique possession, whose mother-lodes keep Riverworld rulers on their thrones. AN IMPOSSIBLE LOVE AFFAIR . . . She leads the most powerful House in Amberlight. He's an amnesiac mugging victim, found bleeding to death on the street. So why should it matter, if he dies? What he's forgotten could be the city's deadliest danger. What he shows her changes her life. What she means to him changes his own life. But intrigue and insurrection and brutal warfare threaten any future for their love. “Amberlight is peopled with vivid characters that stormed up off the page into permanent residence in my mind and memory, in a unique world, and driving an original plot. If some writers' prose sings, Kelso's is an opera.” Lois McMaster Bujold, Author of Paladin of Souls “Sumptuous, sensuous, and passionate, Amberlight is completely delightful. Sylvia Kelso is a master of world-building, beautiful prose, and sheer romance.” Delia Sherman, co-author of The Fall of the Kings

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Грани Миров сверкают почище брильянтов! И что там… за Гранью Миров? Что ждет там усталого Путника? Бесславный конец… или счастье Любви прекрасной Девы? Новая Семья, дети или свист половецкой стрелы? Велика плата за чудесные перемещения в коридорах времени… И вот как он, Путник из 21-го века, будет вести в глубокой Древности Руси, окажет прямое влияние на его состояние здесь и сейчас!? Содержит нецензурную брань.

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A city falls. And Tellurith, once Head of Amberlight's most powerful House, finds herself and her surviving folk on a journey they never thought to make. <P>A new beginning. Telluir House will resettle in its ancient mountain village, Iskarda. But Tellurith wants more than their location to change. <P>A different world. Tellurith dreams of a House where she and her folk and her two anomalous husbands have reforged customs, righted old wrongs, and reached equality for all. But the way is beset by perils and surprises, both in Iskarda and in the Riverworld beyond: from the nations of Verrain and belligerent Cataract, and the far more menacing empire of Dhasdein. <P>A transformed vision. Because the deadliest and most joyful revelations will come on a journey to Dhasdein’s imperial capital, Riversend.

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The year is 1888 and a madman is terrorizing the East End of London. But Doctor Varanus Shashavani has far more pressing concerns to worry about than a lunatic in Whitechapel. Her charitable hospital is under siege by gang lords, her English cousins are threatening to steal her inheritance, and her best friend has become obsessed with Gothic novels. To make matters worse, her son Friedrich is associating with an American who talks endlessly of wellness and yoghurt, while her bodyguard is pestering her to return home to Georgia, half a world away. It seems that everyone–friends, enemies, and “Saucy Jack” alike–have conspired to interrupt her work. <P> But Varanus did not obtain immortality just to have mad killers and distant relations get in the way of scientific progress. Though supernatural conspiracies and all-too-human monsters confront her at every turn, Varanus will stand firm against all odds. After all, she is accustomed to fighting for what is rightfully hers.

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Dragons have thrilled the imagination since the days of ancient Greece and Rome. From heroes like Hercules to King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, from Frodo in The Hobbit to St. George, generations of heroes – real and fictional – have sought to slay the Great Worms and plunder their treasure troves. This volume collects 25 modern and classic works about dragons (plus a bonus short poem), from Beowulf to the Brothers Grimm, from Lewis Carroll's «Jabberwocky» to modern tales great new writers like Michael Kurland and Gary Lovisi. Included are: <P> SYMPATHY FOR DRAGONS, by John Gregory Betancourt<BR> THE FOUR CLEVER BROTHERS, by The Brothers Grimm<BR> THE FIFTY-FIRST DRAGON, by Heywood Broun<BR> THE SLAYING OF THE MONSTER, by R. H. Barlow and H. P. Lovecraft<BR> THE KING OF THE FISHES, by Joseph Jacobs<BR> THE STUDENT WHO WAS FORCIBLY MADE KING, by Anonymous<BR> OF MICE & DRAGONS, by Gary Lovisi<BR> THE DRAGON OF THE NORTH, by Andrew Lang<BR> THE RELUCTANT DRAGON, by Kenneth Grahame<BR> JOHN THE TRUE, by Joseph Jacobs<BR> VERNAN'S DRAGON, by John Gregory Betancourt<BR> HOW THE DRAGON WAS TRICKED, by J. G. von Hahn<BR> LILY AND THE LION, by the Brothers Grimm<BR> LILY AND THE DRAGON, by Michael Kurland<BR> THE PRINCE AND THE DRAGON, by Andrew Lang<BR> WHY THE RED DRAGON IS THE EMBLEM OF WALES, by W. Jenkyn Thomas<BR> JABBERWOCKY, by Lewis Carroll<BR> THE DRAGON'S TEETH, by Nathaniel Hawthorne<BR> THE DRAGON OF WANTLEY, by Henry Carey<BR> THE LAST OF THE DRAGONS, by E. Nesbit<BR> THE DRAGON OF LA TRINITA, by Mary Lovett Cameron<BR> THE LITTLE BULL-CALF, by Andrew Lang<BR> RICH PETER THE PEDLAR, by George Webbe Dasent<BR> THE TWO BROTHERS, by The Brothers Grimm<BR> THE MANDELBROT DRAGON, by Mary A. Turzillo<BR> THE TALE OF BEOWULF, by Anonymous (translated by William Morris) <P> And don't forget to search this ebook store for «Wildside Megapack» to see more great collections, ranging from fantasy and science fiction to mysteries, westerns, adventure stories, and more! (View them by publication date to see the most recent additions.)

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Seventeen fantasies by one of the field's most prolific short story authors, including tales of…mad gods, specters returning from the beyond, inexplicable enigmas from outer space, a romantic and surreal interlude of the legendary madman, Tom O'Bedlam, time travel to allow an irate professor to settle the Shakespearean authorship controversy, and the King Arthur legend–plus genuinely frightening horror, including the celebrated story, «The Dead Kid.» Mike Ashley calls the author «today's supreme stylist» of fantasy, and Tanith Lee says that «Schweitzer is a story-teller, by whose smoky fire one may sit spellbound.» First-rate stories of the fantastic by a World Fantasy Award winner!

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The year is 1862. Dan Fields, a Corporal in Stonewall Jackson's Rebel Army, is marching near Bath, Virginia. At the height of a blizzard, he touches the cross at his neck and remembers his Granny's warning: «You won't die in this war, but you may wish you had.» Seeking refuge, he stumbles into a cave, and suddenly finds himself in 2010. Cold and starving, Dan stumbles onto the farm of beautiful Allie Johnson, who saves his life. But Dan has been followed into the future by his nefarious cousin, Dillon, who wants the cache of gold hidden by Dan during the War–and wants Dan's girl as well. Dan must fight the effects of living in a time not his own, and in the process somehow neutralize his ruthless enemy from the past–or both he and his newly beloved may be swept away by the…REBEL TRAVELER! The grand debut of a striking new voice in romantic fantasy!