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10 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books for Sale May 2020

Page through a selection of out-of-this-world discounted books from your favorite sci-fi and fantasy authors.

Incredible books await: From modern fantasy classics to novels by award-winning authors, these books for sale May 2020 deserve a home on your digital book shelf. 

Buy Our Children's Children at Amazon

Our Children's Children

By Clifford D. Simak

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$9.99

Fleeing a carnivorous race of alien monsters, the entire surviving human population from five hundred years in the future escapes into the present in this thrilling science fiction adventure from one of the Golden Age greats.

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Our Children's Children

By Clifford D. Simak

Buy Heirs of Earth at Amazon

Heirs of Earth

By Sean Williams and Shane Dix

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1.99

$9.99

On the brink of extinction, a suicide mission is humanity’s last hope.

The Gifts of an alien race called the Spinners gave Peter Alander hope for the future of humanity. All the Gifts did, though, was draw down the wrath of the Starfish, another alien race apparently intent on wiping out all forms of competition. Caught between the two, humanity faces the hard decision of evolving into something else entirely simply to survive.

As their new alien allies prepare to leave human space forever, a handful of survivors band together to make one last attempt to communicate with their enemies. A single ship will leap into the very heart of the Starfish fleet, attempting to find reason where none exists…

Heirs of Earth

By Sean Williams and Shane Dix

Buy Where the Ships Die at Amazon

Where the Ships Die

By William C. Dietz

The race is on to find a wormhole that’s the key to wealth and power in this novel by the New York Times–bestselling author of the Sam McCade series.

Somewhere, deep in the vast blackness of space, a wormhole waits to be found. Dorn Voss needs to find it. But, the stakes are high and he isn’t the only one looking.

Natural occurring wormholes are the lone means of intergalactic travel in the universe. Whoever controls them gains riches and power unimaginable. The coordinates of one such wormhole, the Mescalaro Gap, are lost, hidden behind conspiracy and murder. With a prize so great, many a man or alien would do anything to find those coordinates and control the universe.

Where the Ships Die

By William C. Dietz

Buy Realm of Light at Amazon

Realm of Light

By Deborah Chester

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1.99

$9.99

The stunning conclusion to the “masterful” Ruby Throne trilogy from the national bestselling author of Reign of Shadows and Shadow War (Extrapolation).

After nine centuries—and ten lifetimes—the Emperor Kostimon is dead, and darkness sweeps the land. The emperor’s young widow, Elandra, has fled the shadows of war with her champion, the warrior Caelan—the man she has grown to love.

But is the emperor truly dead? Or can the power of the shadow god bring him back? Elandra must make a fateful decision—to fulfill her destiny on the throne, or to follow her heart. And the warrior Caelan must stand and fight—for his life, for his love, and for the entire kingdom.

Realm of Light

By Deborah Chester

Buy Shadow of the Swan at Amazon

Shadow of the Swan

By M.K. Wren

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1.99

$9.99

The author of Sword of the Lamb continues the Phoenix Legacy trilogy, in which a proud galactic empire struggles for supremacy.

After forfeiting his identity as heir to the House of DeKoven Woolf, Lord Alexand morphs into Alex Ransom, leader of the Society of the Phoenix, sworn to bring about the evolution of the Concord in order to prevent its threatened collapse.

But his birthright isn’t all Alex lost when Lord Alexand died. He gave up the extraordinary Lady Adrien Eliseer, and it was like tearing out his own heart. He realizes ultimately that as desperate as he is to bring peace to the Concord, he is equally desperate to be reunited with Adrien, especially when he learns that she is about to pay a terrible price for Lord Alexand’s death.

Shadow of the Swan

By M.K. Wren

Buy Heart of Veridon at Amazon

Heart of Veridon

By Tim Akers

On Sale $

1.99

$9.99

Captain-turned-criminal Jacob Burn is the unlikely survivor of two zeppelin crashes. The first destroyed his career as a pilot, disgracing his nobleman father and ending his life of privilege. But the second threatens to destroy Burn’s whole world—Veridon, an ancient terraced city reborn through The Church of the Algorithm’s recent advances in mechanics, technology, and cog-work.

Moments before the Glory of Day wrecked, a former underworld associate of Burn’s handed him an unusual and complicated cog for safekeeping. But the artifact-cog quickly draws Burn unwanted attention—too much of it, from too many of Veridon’s most powerful factions, casting doubt on even his closest allies.

A far more dangerous and unpredictable enemy has also joined the manhunt, carving a bloody trail across the city, while Burn’s frantic search for answers only leads to more questions. At the heart of it all, the mysterious cog, which hides a secret potent enough to shake Veridon to its very core, and recast Burn’s entire existence.

Heart of Veridon

By Tim Akers

Buy We Who Are About To . . . at Amazon

We Who Are About To . . .

By Joanna Russ

On Sale $

1.99

$9.99

Captain-turned-criminal Jacob Burn is the unlikely survivor of two zeppelin crashes. The first destroyed his career as a pilot, disgracing his nobleman father and ending his life of privilege. But the second threatens to destroy Burn’s whole world—Veridon, an ancient terraced city reborn through The Church of the Algorithm’s recent advances in mechanics, technology, and cog-work.

Moments before the Glory of Day wrecked, a former underworld associate of Burn’s handed him an unusual and complicated cog for safekeeping. But the artifact-cog quickly draws Burn unwanted attention—too much of it, from too many of Veridon’s most powerful factions, casting doubt on even his closest allies.

A far more dangerous and unpredictable enemy has also joined the manhunt, carving a bloody trail across the city, while Burn’s frantic search for answers only leads to more questions. At the heart of it all, the mysterious cog, which hides a secret potent enough to shake Veridon to its very core, and recast Burn’s entire existence.

We Who Are About To . . .

By Joanna Russ

Buy Farscape Forever! at Amazon

Farscape Forever!

By Glenn Yeffeth

On Sale $

1.99

$19.99

Science fiction and fantasy authors analyze every aspect of the innovative, action-packed, and always surprising science fiction television series Farscape in this unique and irreverent essay collection. Contributors include Martha Wells—writing about characters Crichton and D’Argo’s buddy relationship; P. N. Elrod—on the villains she loves to hate; and Justina Robson—on sex, pleasure, and feminism. Topics range from a look at how Moya was designed and an examination of vulgarity and bodily functions to a tourist’s budget guide to the Farscape universe and an expert’s advice to the peacekeepers who, despite their viciousness, never quite seem to pull it off. Fun, accessible, entertaining, and insightful, these musings will appeal to every admirer of this intriguing television series.

Farscape Forever!

By Glenn Yeffeth

Buy The Disappearing Dwarf at Amazon

The Disappearing Dwarf

By James P. Blaylock

On Sale $

1.99

$9.99

Jonathan Bing, Master Cheeser, has been growing a bit bored in Twombly Town. So it’s no surprise that when Professor Wurzle suggests a trip downriver, Jonathan jumps at the chance. A visit to the Evil Dwarf Selznak’s abandoned castle leads to a treasure hunt but also to the discovery that Jonathan’s old friend the Squire has vanished, and that Selznak may be involved.

Jonathan—accompanied by his wonderpooch Ahab, the Professor, and Miles the Magician—will have to set off to darkest Balumnia, to the city of Landsend, to find the treasure and the Squire. And to make matters worse, Selznak will be there, too . . .

The Disappearing Dwarf

By James P. Blaylock

Buy Parsival at Amazon

Parsival

By Richard Monaco

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1.99

$9.99

The classic tale of one of King Arthur’s Knights of the Round Table is thrillingly reimagined in this gritty, contemporary novel.

Richard Monaco has taken a slice of the Arthurian legend and created a thoroughly modern-minded re-imagining of the classic tale. Colorful medieval settings blend with a hard-edged look at human foibles and a romantic story of love and loss is narrated with a lean, contemporary sensibility to form a new, but still ageless, adventure that anyone can enjoy.

Parsival

By Richard Monaco

Buy A Girl of White Winter at Amazon

A Girl of White Winter

By Barb Hendee

On Sale $

1.99

$9.99

The Dark Glass series continues as a woman chooses her destiny from a magic mirror—from the New York Times–bestselling author of A Choice of Crowns.

Kara, as a ward with no parentage and no future, has been raised knowing nothing outside her lady’s chambers. Until Royce Capello, a visiting nobleman, is struck by her ice-pale looks, and demands her as payment for the land her adopted family needs.

With barely time to protest, Kara is sold and packed off for a life as a concubine—until a raiding party descends on Royce’s company and she’s kidnapped for the second time in as many days.

Whatever happens, Kara will be alone in the world, inexperienced and fearing even the vast unfamiliar sky. But one raider gives her a choice—and a magic mirror appears to show her where each path will lead . . .

A Girl of White Winter

By Barb Hendee

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Published on 01 May 2020

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