Four hundred years in the future, two superpowers have carved up the galaxy and share an uneasy truce.
But the Union launches a clandestine mission to kill the Empire's leader, setting in motion a... More > train of events that leads to a revelation that will forever change the balance of power. In response, the Empire unleashes the ultimate weapon, propelling a Union spy into a timestream populated by only one other person: a young physicist from a backward planet he calls Earth, who is desperate to find a way to return to normal time.< Less
Born in South Dakota and nurtured in a Yorkshire village, Penny Smith kept a detailed record of her thoughts and the daily events that impacted her from the age of eleven until her death. A poet,... More > sharp-eyed observer, and seeker for the truth behind the meaning of a human life, she struggled with the issues surrounding success and failure, hope and despair, trust and betrayal — and, ultimately, death. This is her story, in her words.< Less
An evil queen holds the land of Palindor increasingly in her sway. The only creatures who might have stood up to her power, the Holy Gnomes, are long dead, killed by a suspicious fire that swept... More > through the Holy Barrows of Perendeth. But, unknown to everyone, two young gnomes escaped the fire. Now, after years of waiting, the High Lord Olvensar visits the gnomes and tells them it is time to topple the queen. Aided by a young woman from another world, they set out to find the source of the queen's growing power and thwart her evil designs while there is still time. Dark knights, spies, goblins, and other dangerous creatures mix with bickering crones, a particularly stupid three-headed troll and the golden-furred, amiable dablik to combine danger and romp as rival powers struggle for the future of Palindor.< Less
In the ski resort of Pinetree, Colorado, a middle-aged lawyer collapses and dies. At first, the explanation seems obvious. There are just a couple of loose ends that don't quite make sense. But the... More > more the police and his next of kin try to build a picture of how Matthew Chambers died, the more it seems like something is seriously wrong somewhere.< Less