Life under a Deathwish policy was fun while it lasted, but for Deathwisher Roy Cox it was far more than that. For him, gaining access to great wealth in exchange for becoming a target for hired killers was a political act: you can buy a lot of media attention with a million pseudobucks, and Roy had a cause worth dying for.
Already Roy has survived twice the term of the average Deathwisher, and people... [click here for more]
A step in an odd direction -- a moment of dizziness - and archaeologist Dan Fielding was thrust through an invisible barrier found hundred years into the past. He was still in the Mexican desert -- but it was the desert of the 16th century, and Mexico was in the grip of the conquistador Hernando Cortez.
Inevitably, Cortez captured Fielding -- and learned of the rich territory north of the Rio Grande.... [click here for more]
The thirty-two stories in this new collection reflect the differences between man's real self and the various masks he has to wear in a Romanian society that vacillates between nostalgia for its communist past and restrained optimism about its capitalist future. The characters, who are taken from all walks of life, face constant political intrigues, moral dilemmas, and/or family crises. They must find... [click here for more]
Island One, the U.S.'s first space colony and symbol of an American Renaissance, is in trouble. Low morale, shoddy workmanship, unexplained malfunctions, and avoidable accidents have become a way of life, and nobody seems to know why. Is in the Russians? Home-grown anti-technologists? Arabs afraid of cheap solar power from Space — or something even more sinister?
When the President ordered... [click here for more]