Phoenix Pick

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Phoenix Pick is the Science Fiction imprint of Arc Manor Publishers, an independent publisher based in Rockville, Maryland.

Published authors include Hugo- and Nebula-winning writers.

Free online SF magazine (premiered March 2013): www.galaxysedge.net

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Midnight at the Well of Souls
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 122,390. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The Well World, a construct of the ancient defunct race the Markovians, acts both as the controller of and the gateway to 1560 worlds created by the Markovians at the end of their time. Nathan Brazil is a starship captain carrying passengers and cargo. Answering a distress call, he and his passengers are suddenly transported to the Well World via a hidden gate. Well World Book One.
Reboots
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 50,690. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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What better way to deal with space travel than to man ships with creatures that regenerate or don’t need air, or are immune to various maladies? In a future world where zombies, vampires and werewolves co-exist with 'normal' humans on Earth, these ships are run by a motley crew of various types of undead or near-dead creatures.
The Arrows of Hercules
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 104,960. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2014 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
Set in the time of Dionysios I of Syracuse, at the beginning of the 4th century BC, The Arrows of Hercules tells the tale of Zopyros of Tarentum, an engineer who invents an improved type of catapult. He is quickly drafted by Dionysios into Syracuse’s war efforts against Carthage, which sets him on a series of adventures including a battle against Etruscan pirates and a kidnapping in Carthage.
The Billion Dollar Boy
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,540. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2014 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Shelby Cheever is a spoiled brat. He is also the richest kid in the country. Actually, make that the universe. Bored with his all-the-amusements-money-can-buy life, he decides on a bit of interstellar action, Shelby-style. But when Shelby becomes the target of a hostage-for-ransom scheme, he'll need all the help he can get.
New Under the Sun
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 52,080. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Set in the near future, Nancy Kress’ story gives us a world increasingly hostile to new ideas as religious fundamentalism dictates social agenda and where the primary use of science is to bolster these very same uncompromising attitudes. This is the fifth book in the Stellar Guild line.
Norstrilia
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 94,140. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Welcome to Old North Australia, or Norstrilia, the only planet that has "stroon," a substance that indefinitely delays aging in humans. Rod McBan is the last of one of the oldest and most honorable families on Norstrilia. But that is not enough to save him from the basest of human emotions-jealousy- as the enmity of a former friend forces him to escape to Earth.
Exiles at the Well of Souls
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 113,250. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2014 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The Well World, a construct of the now-defunct Markovians, acts both as the controller of and the gateway to 1560 worlds created by that ancient race of beings. From far away, Obie, the self–aware computer, accidentally causes a whole world to be transported next to the Well World, and the changed circumstances set off a war of good vs. evil. This is the second book set in the Well World universe.
Take Back Your Government
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 85,800. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Activism
Originally titled How to be a Politician, this book was written in 1946 based on Robert Heinlein’s own political experiences. Here is a fascinating look, both historically and philosophically, at a great visionary’s take on the political landscape in the United States and what each of us can do to better this country.
Quest for the Well of Souls
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 93,090. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The Well World, a construct of the now-defunct Markovians, acts both as the controller of and the gateway to 1560 worlds created by that ancient race of beings. A possible method of traveling to the North offers a final hope and ignites a new race between Mavra Chang and her enemies…with the winner poised to gain control of Obie, the super-computer that can manipulate the very fabric of existence
Brightsuit MacBear
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 59,350. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2014 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Berdan Geanar has had a difficult life. Unsure of himself, and apparently hated by the grandfather he has lived with since the death of his parents, he has no idea of what to do with his life. But when his grandfather abandons him, taking all the family money and the special space suit that should rightly be his, Berdan decides to fight and take back what is rightfully his.
The Aethers of Mars
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 61,110. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2014 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Welcome to Mars…circa 1900. Cecil Rhodes rules Mars and is on his way to transforming the British Empire into his vision of a powerful force, managed by the “right” type of people. But Savinkov, a legendary revolutionary and assassin with secret agents hot on his heels, is reputedly planning something truly dramatic and Mars-shattering. This is the sixth book in the Stellar Guild line.
Reboots: Diabolical Streak
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 49,100. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2014 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Reboots—a world where zombies, vampires and werewolves live side by side with humans and eke out whatever existence they can, doing whatever jobs they can. Humph and his friends Fred the werewolf and Skinny Jim the zombie work in a private investigation agency solving petty crimes, which pays the bills nicely, until they take on a case to find the missing heir to a secretive company.
Charon: A Dragon at the Gate
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 97,620. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Aliens are spying on Earth from one of the four worlds that make up the Warden Diamond, worlds with microscopic symbionts that would make any visit a one-way trip. The Confederacy employs a unique solution, sending a person whose mind has been stripped and is now controlled by one of their agents. Charon is the third planet to be visited.
Children of the Earth
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 161,480. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2014 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Earth has kept its rebirth a secret for some time, but when colonists throughout the stars begin to long for contact with the mother world, violence and greed could once again threaten the planet.
King Kobold Revived
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 78,820. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
In the first book in the Gramarye series, Christopher Stasheff introduced readers to Rod Gallowglass ... The Warlock In Spite of Himself. In this second book in the series, enter the fantastic world of Gramarye once again, where magic lives with science and the Warlock is once again called upon to save the planet from marauding evil.
Simulacron-3
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 55,680. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A virtual-reality novel from a time before virtual reality, Simulacron-3 is a prophetic tale of a future where nothing is as it appears to be.
Lilith: A Snake in the Grass
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,200. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Aliens are spying on Earth from one of the four worlds that make up the Warden Diamond, worlds with microscopic symbionts that would make any visit a one-way trip. The Confederacy employs a unique solution, sending a person whose mind has been stripped and is now controlled by one of their agents. Lilith is the first planet to be visited.
Godspeed
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 110,030. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Jay Hara is an ordinary young man growing up on the isolated planet of Erin. But Jay dreams of adventure and escapades and the legend of the lost “Godspeed” drive which allowed humans to travel at faster-than-light speeds. Godspeed is a true coming-of-age tale told in the classic tradition of R.L. Stevenson’s Treasure Island. A modern day pirate story, set among the stars.
The Warlock Unlocked
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 81,670. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
In this third book in the Gramarye series, the family of warlock Rod Gallowglass accidentally goes through a portal to what appears to be an alternate universe, and he must follow them into a world where magic really does seem to work and where the laws of the universe seem to have been rewritten.
The Golden Wind
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 89,450. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2014 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
Following the successful exploration of the route to India, Eudoxus decides to break the Egyptian monopoly on trade with India by sailing around Africa, and encounters a myriad of different adventures and misfortunes as their ship attempts to circumnavigate the great continent. The Golden Wind is the last of the five classic historicals de Camp wrote (both historically and chronologically).
Cerberus: A Wolf in the Fold
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 87,870. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Aliens are spying on Earth from one of the four worlds that make up the Warden Diamond, worlds with microscopic symbionts that would make any visit a one-way trip. The Confederacy employs a unique solution, sending a person whose mind has been stripped and is now controlled by one of their agents. Cerberus is the second planet to be visited.
The Bronze God of Rhodes
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 146,310. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
Chares of Lindos was a Greek sculptor born on the island of Rhodes. A pupil of Lysippos, Chares eventually built the Colossus of Rhodes, now considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. These memoirs present the trials and tribulations (some of them hilarious) of the sculptor as he undertakes various projects and is forced into a number of adventures.
Dark Universe
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 58,110. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The classic tale of a post-apocalyptic world where humans have built a society in the dark underground.
The Crystal Empire
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 124,460. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2010 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Little is known about the Crystal Empire, which spans most of western America. But it is the most powerful force surviving on Earth and its might is unchallenged
The Mutant Season
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 79,680. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
There are mutants among us, with golden eyes and strange abilities. For centuries they have hidden, fearing persecution. The mutants find new hope in the twenty-first century, but underlying prejudices are hard to eradicate completely. In 2017, a murder sets off a series of events that will bring the mutants into direct conflict with “normal” humans.
Solis
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 63,240. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Charlie Outis has no idea of what the world might be like in the far future after he decides to have his brain frozen with the slim hope of it being revived one day. But even a thousand years from now, brains are a valuable commodity—even brains without heads. But who does the brain belong to? And who controls a mind without a body?
Galaxy's Edge Magazine: Issue 7, March 2014
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,280. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2014 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Galaxy’s Edge is published every two months by Phoenix Pick, the science fiction and fantasy imprint of Arc Manor, LLC, a small press based in Maryland. Each issue of the magazine has a mix of new and reprinted stories, columns by Barry Malzberg and Gregory Benford and book reviews by Paul Cook.
Over the Wine-Dark Sea
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 140,600. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
Menedemos, the young dashing sea captain, and his helper, the scholarly Sostratos, are sea-traders from the Greek island of Rhodes. Fearless sailors, they will travel any distance to make a profit or to search for rich treasures. As if avoiding pirates and barbarians isn’t enough, they are also caught between the political intrigues of Alexander’s former generals.
The Gryphon's Skull
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 140,310. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
Menedemos, the dashing young sea captain, and his cousin, the scholarly Sostratos, are back in a new adventure. As opposing forces maneuver for advantage in the eastern Mediterranean, the cousins are determined not to let circumstances stand in the way of a profitable venture…especially since they are now in possession of a rare skull purported to be from the mythical Gryphon.
The Mutant Prime
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 66,690. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2014 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The world is a changed place since the events related in The Mutant Season. An uneasy peace exists between “normal” humans and the psychic mutants with the golden eyes. While Michael Ryton gets entangled in an investigation into a lethal explosion on the moon, the world is faced with a “supermutant” with unknown origins, whose very existence threatens the fragile truce.
The Hemingway Hoax
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,390. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Hemingway’s first wife, Hadley, lost a bag containing the manuscript of his first novel on a Parisian train. In 1996, John Baird, a renowned Hemingway scholar, decides to use that loss to account for a fake manuscript he creates. The story won both the Hugo and Nebula awards.
Duende Meadow
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 78,670. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
When the last great war came, a small group of survivors hid themselves below the fields of Kansas and, over time, became Duendes, ghost-like beings, never having seen real light or knowing anything of the conditions of the world beyond their underground enclosure. Six hundred years have passed since the war and now some Duendes want to leave the safety of their habitat and finally go “above.”
Medusa: A Tiger by the Tail
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 110,240. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Aliens are spying on Earth from one of the four worlds that make up the Warden Diamond, worlds with microscopic symbionts that would make any visit a one-way trip. The Confederacy employs a unique solution, sending a person whose mind has been stripped and is now controlled by one of their agents. Medusa is the final planet to be visited.
Lest Darkness Fall & Related Stories
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 104,870. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The classic tale with related stories by Frederik Pohl, David Drake and S.M. Stirling.
Oaths and Miracles
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 103,060. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2014 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
How are several murders related, and how do they involve the secretive New Jersey drug company Verico? Judy Kozinski and Robert Cavanaugh must work together to solve an intricate maze of deceit, murder and mysteries before more lives are put at risk.
Rogue Queen
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,150. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Rogue Queen is a ground-breaking novel that was one of the first science fiction books to deal with sexual themes, paving the way for more daring works by future authors.
The Earth Is All That Lasts
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 133,290. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Famine, plague and floods have destroyed almost all of humanity in North America. Descendants of the survivors have created a tribal society in the depopulated American West which lives side by side with an enclave of scientists. But unknown to all, a spaceship is coming to see what has become of the home planet and how best it can be used to further the aims of certain vested interests.
Demons of the Dancing Gods
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 99,590. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
While the initial battle for Husaquahr has been won, dark forces are gathering to the south. Once again Ruddygore must call on the help of the two humans, Joe and Marge, and together they must face the evil forces that threaten Husaquahr with annihilation. (Book Two of the Dancing Gods series)
AI Unbound
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,380. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Two stories about artificial intelligence from one of the most respected names in hard science fiction. Multiple Hugo and Nebula winner Nancy Kress gives us a fascinating look into the evolution of artificial intelligence and the impact it has on human society.
The Earth Saver
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 140,700. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Tana Winthrop has longed to travel to Earth, and is finally able to do so using new technologies. As As word of her discovery spreads, she must race against time to save the newly vibrant Earth from the new threats, and the only way to do so is to enlist the help of a legendary hero who has been dead for over two hundred years.
Georgia On My Mind and Other Places
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 135,320. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
A collection of some of the finest short stories penned by a master of hard science fiction, this anthology includes Charles Sheffield's highly acclaimed novelette, Georgia On My Mind, which won both the Hugo and Nebula when originally published in 1993. The accompanying stories were written by the author between 1987 and 1994.
The Warlock in Spite of Himself
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 102,380. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Rod Gallowglass is a man of science who does not believe in magic. Gramarye is a world of witches and warlocks. Of strange abilities and phenomena. A world where society mirrors Earth's own Middle Ages, and a world headed for doom. Rod Gallowglass must become a part of the local fabric to save the world from both itself and external forces that threaten its existence.
Their Majesties' Bucketeers
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 66,320. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Captain Agot Edmoot Mav, Extraordinary Inquirer for Their Majesties’ Bucketeers, must find out who has killed a famed, but controversial, scholar. The killing was done in a windowless room which was locked and the murder weapon itself is a mystery. But Agot Edmoot Mav is nothing if not persistent, and as a loyal member of the Bucketeers, will not rest until the truth is revealed.
The River of Dancing Gods
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,380. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Something strange happens to Joe and Marge on the way to El Paso. They run into Throckmorton P. Ruddygore, a strange wizard who takes them to a new life in a new world full of magic, fairies and wonder. Joe and Marge need their wits to survive in an unpredictable and dangerous world ... and they must also somehow help prevent the oncoming Armageddon.
Tau Ceti
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 58,600. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The Beacon has spent generations reaching a home away from home ... only to discover that Earth now has faster-than-light ships and a ruthless dictator who wants to lay claim to the same planet. Can Captain Jorie Taylor stave off almost certain disaster and save their dreams?
Vengeance of the Dancing Gods
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 102,990. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Husaquahr has been saved by the brave actions of Joe and Marge. The Dark Baron has been defeated and exiled to Earth where all his magical powers have been stripped. But Ruddygore has badly underestimated his deadly enemy. Helped by the forces of the underworld, the Dark Baron is poised to unleash hell on Husaquahr and only Joe and Marge can stop him!


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