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Fledgling

By: Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

Description: Theo Waitley has lived all her young life on Delgado,a Safe World that is home to one of the galaxy's premier institutions of higher learning where her mother is a professor. Her life drastically turns upside down when her mother, Kamele, a professor at the university leaves the only father that Theo has known and takes on a higher new position at the university. Theo is then put through many misadventures and forced to change the only life she’s known.

Excerpt: Why do I have to go with her? Theo demanded, and winced at the quaver in her voice. She'd meant to sound cool and remote and adult. Instead, she just sounded like a kid on the edge of a tantrum. Housefather Kiladi looked up from his work screen and regarded her just a shade too seriously. Theo bit her lip. Because, he said in his deep, calm voice, in the culture predominant upon Delgado, children—by which I mean those persons who have not attained what that same...

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A Desert Called Peace

By: Tom Kratman

Description: They should have picked their enemies more carefully. Five centuries from now, on a remarkably Earthlike planet that is mankind's sole colony in space, religious fanatics called the Salafi Ikhwan have murdered the uncle of former colonel Patrick Hennessey. That was their first mistake, because uncle was rich and Hennessey was rather a good colonel. But they also murdered Hennessey's wife, Linda, and their three small children, and that was their worst mistak...

Excerpt: Your young children shall be taken back to your enemy's country, the mullah continued. Your women, and the girls over twelve, are awarded to his Pashtun Scouts as prizes. Mr. Yamaguchi, and the mullah's head nodded to indicate the oriental man who had accompanied the party, and Mr. al Ajami, another head nod, represent certain interests in Yamato and Doha that might wish to buy some of these women and girls from the Scouts. Having consulted with the Jinn I have ...

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The Course of Empire

By: Eric Flint and K. D. Wentworth

Description: Conquered by the Jao twenty years ago, the Earth is shackled under alien tyranny—and threatened by the even more dangerous Ekhat, who are sending a genocidal extermination fleet to the solar system.

Excerpt: Windward, water of a startling blue lapped at a pale expanse of sand, while, heartward, unbridled green plant growth vied with the graceless piles of stone and glass that guarded the periphery of the great Jao military base. In front of one building, several rectangles of red and gold fabric had been secured to the top of a pole. Even from here, he could hear the cloth snapping in the breeze. Bizarre, but he supposed they must serve some purpose. The compact, el...

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Starliner

By: David Drake

Description: Finest passenger liner in the galaxy — Brightest link in the chain that binds the starflung civilization of the 23rd century— Six thousand lives in a single hull, trembling through multiple universes to land on raw, often violent worlds, each with its own history and wonder —

Excerpt: Reed stared at the crystalline mural over the autobar. The Empress of Earth's ports of call were sculpted as icons. They ranged from Earth—bands of rose quartz and topaz to suggest the aurora borealis—to three onion-domed towers representing Tblisi. The bead of red light now on Earth would follow the Empress's progress across the arc, while the blue indicator for the Brasil moved in the opposite direction until they merged briefly on the oil derricks of Hobilo.

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Genellan: Planetfall

By: Scott Gier

Description: Genellan—a beautiful, Earthlike world where intelligent cliff dwellers waited in fear for the day the bear people would return, killing them for their fur . . . Genellan—the only refuge for a ship's crew and a detachment of spacer Marines, abandoned by a fleet fleeing from alien attackers. Stranded on Genellan, the humans struggled to make a home for themselves until—they hoped against hope—the fleet would return to rescue them.

Excerpt: Gorruk stood over Moth; the prone scientist sensed the general's pulsating body heat and smelled his irritation. Moth clinched shut his eyes and pressed his forehead to the floor. Why? Gorruk queried. Why does this worthless heap of intellectual offal pretend to your precious attention? The Supreme Leader has greater concerns. Our race is saved from another invasion, the enemy routed, chased from our system—again! Planetary Defense Command, with overwhelming ass...

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Gust Front

By: John Ringo

Description: Our choice was simple: we could be cannon fodder, or we could be ... fodder. We could send our forces to fight and die (as only humans can) against a ravening horde that was literally feeding on its interstellar conquests—or remain as we were—virtually weaponless and third in line for brunch. We chose to fight.

Excerpt: I am joyful that our people have such exquisite leadership, the Ghin said. Then he also copied a human expression as his lips drew back in a broad smile. The glittering teeth of a rending carnivore were exposed for all to see and the watching Indowy shut their eyes and turned away. None of them had the stupidity to actually run or otherwise embarrass the Darhel lords, but none of them would ever forget the sight. Our future is in good hands.

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Draw One in the Dark

By: Sarah Hoyt

Description: Every one of us has the beast inside. But for Kyrie Smith, the beast is no metaphor. Since she was 15, when she first shape-shifted into a savage, black panther, Kyrie has questioned her humanity and moved from town to town, searching for a way to feel human again.

Excerpt: And yet she couldn't pretend nothing had happened. She knew she had heard the scream. With that type of scream, someone or something was in trouble bad. Back there. In the parking lot. At this time of night most of the clientele of the Athens came in on foot, from the nearby apartment complexes or from the college dorms just a couple of blocks away. It could be hours before anyone went out to the parking lot. Kyrie didn't want to go out there, either. But she co...

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The Philisophical Strangler

By: Eric Flint

Description: Mighty Greyboar, the world's greatest professional strangler, is dissatisfied with his lot in life. The work is steady and the pay is good, but what, he wonders, is the point of it all But when he learns that there is a Supreme Philosophy of Life*, Greyboar the Strangler is Born Again! Still, just how can a professional man in good standing pay the bills with all this philosophical exploration getting in the way That's what his hard-headed agent and manager ...

Excerpt: And that's how the whole thing started. It was bad enough when Greyboar was wasting his time (and my patience) searching for a philosophy of life. But now that he's found one, he's impossible. If I'd known in advance what was going to happen, I wouldn't have touched the job for all the gold in Ozar. But there it is—I was an agent, not a fortune-teller. And even though we were flush at the moment, I always had an eye out for a lucrative job. Folly ever comes cloa...

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Fushigi Yuugi Genbu Kaiden 9: Fushigi Yûgi: La Légende De Gembu, F...

By: Watase Yuu

Description: When schoolgirl Takiko Okuda attempts to destroy her father's translation of -The Universe of the Four Gods- she is instead literally sucked into the story, becoming the Priestess of Genbu in an epic journey to find the seven Celestial Warriors!

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Tegami Bachi 33: the Cold Letter Division: Tegamibachi, Letter Bee

By: Asada Hiroyuki

Description: A boy named Lagu/Ragu, whose goal is to become a tegamibachi- a letter bee, or someone whose purpose is to deliver important mail.When he was quite young, he was befriended by one of the tegamibachi and he was so down upon his luck and so grateful for the attention and help that he wanted to do the same when he got older

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Lord of Death and the Queen of Life, The

By: Homer Eon Flint

A doctor, an architect, an engineer, and a geologist step into a space car. In their new invention, they set off on an expediton to Mercury, planning to visit Venus on the return voyage. On Mercury they find a strange city eerily abandoned. Sculptures of giant figures alarm them. In a building they discover a machine. The engineer gets it running, and blaring out of the machine a thundering voice speaking Mercurian begins to sound in a way that conveys to them that it is...

Adventure, Science fiction

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The Krumhorn and Misericorde

By: Dave Freer

Description: Antimo works as an assasin for his master. His master sends him to assasin a foreign leader in another kingdom. As Antimo is able to pass through the gates and only has a few days to accomplish this, there's a turn of events in which prevents Antimo to complete his task given.

Excerpt: So was Antimo, although, thinking about it, he should not have been. The old scribe he’d been apprenticed to after his father’s death had had his round of villages and small towns, travelling far, by the standards of the Italian peasantry. Antimo had loved the travel, the seeing new places. The scribe could write, number, and was privy to all sorts of contracts and agreements. He would not have been sitting in at the councils of the rich and powerful – they had ...

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Adventure of Sinbad - Prototype 2: Sinbad No Bouken - Prototype

By: Ohtaka Shinobu

Description: Released with the first DVD & Blu-ray, it tells the story of Sinbad's early life, when he captured the first Dungeon, Baal. Source: Wikia

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Kazan 23: Clouds: Kazan

By: Miyao Gaku

Description: Kazan, the only survivor of the Red Sand clan, embarks on a journey to find the water demon that destroyed his people and kidnapped his best friend Elsie. Accompanied by his eagle companion and helper, Kazan meets a mysterious girl by the name of Fawna who has the power to create water from her hands.

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Tenchi Souzou 1 : Crysta: Tenchi Souzou, Terranigma

By: Mamiko Yasaka

Description: Manga based on the Tenchi Souzou (Terranigma) game published by Enix in 1995 for the Super Nintendo video game system. It portraits the story of Ark, a young golden haired boy, that lives in the secluded village of Crysta, in the Underworld. Ark is the local troublemaker and lives at the Elders place. One day, while the Elder is out, some guys ask Ark to open a blue door, which had always remain locked. Ark manages to break the door open and inside, he is le...

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Ginga Densetsu Weed 24: Legendary Perch: Ginga Legend Weed

By: Takahashi Yoshihiro

Description: A dog named Weed happens to hear he is the son of Gin, The great leader of Ohu, Who lead the dogs of ohu to victory in a fight against monsterous bear Akakabuto. Weed wants to find his father no matter of what. On a way to his father Weed meets many friends and enemies.

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Dragon Quest Dai No Daiboken 339 : Our Hearts as One: Dragon Quest...

By: Koji Inada

Description: On a remote island in the southern seas lives Dai, a shipwrecked boy who dreams of becoming a great hero. One day, the evil demon king is revived, so it's up to Dai and his friends to stop him and the evil force that revived him. Along the way, Dai discovers the identity of the hero, the truth behind the evil force who revived the demon king, and Dai's own hidden powers that surface in times of peril.

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+anima 24 : the Boy Who Loved a Mermaid 2: Plus Anima, Parallel +anima

By: Natsumi Mukai

Description: Beings who possess animal-like powers walk among humans in this alternate universe. These mysterious mutants, the +Anima, are shunned by society. Four outcasts in particular--Cooro, a boy with crow-like powers; Husky, a fish-boy; Senri, a bear +Anima; and a girl named Nana, who wields the power of the bat--search for others like themselves while trying to gain acceptance in a world cruel to anyone or anything that is different.

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Mobile Suit Gundam Msv-r Johnny Ridden No Kikan 7: Kidou Senshi Gu...

By: Performance Ark

Description: After the end of the One Year War, a man named Led Wayline was recruited to serve in the Federation Survey Service. One thing is though, Led has no idea who he was. But as the time passes by, he gets some dreams of his ties with a Zeon pilot named Johnny Ridden.

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Mobile Suit Gundam Msv-r Johnny Ridden No Kikan 9: Kidou Senshi Gu...

By: Performance Ark

Description: After the end of the One Year War, a man named Led Wayline was recruited to serve in the Federation Survey Service. One thing is though, Led has no idea who he was. But as the time passes by, he gets some dreams of his ties with a Zeon pilot named Johnny Ridden.

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