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9 Tales of Henghis Hapthorn
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,890. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Here are nine tales of Henghis Hapthorn, foremost freelance discriminator of Old Earth in the planet's penultimate age. Included are the six stories that ran in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (and were previously collected in The Gist Hunter and Other Stories), leading up to the events that began the first Hapthorn novel, Majestrum, plus three more.
Fools Errant
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,060. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Foppish young Filidor Vesh wants only to dally among his shallow pastimes. But a simple errand for his uncle, the vaguely all-powerful Archon of Old Earth, becomes a frenetic odyssey across a planet speckled with eccentric nations pursuing odd aims with intense determination. A satirical fantasy by the author Booklist calls "heir apparent to Jack Vance."
Fool Me Twice
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,140. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
In another sparkling and slightly askew adventure in the mode of Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams and Jack Vance, errant fop Filidor Vesh sashays once more through the penultimate age, finding that love is a many splintered thing. A sequel to Fools Errant from the author Booklist calls "heir apparent to Jack Vance."
Majestrum: A Tale of Henghis Hapthorn
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,950. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Henghis Hapthorn is the foremost penetrator of mysteries in a decadent, far-future Old Earth, just before the Dying Earth. Superbly rational, he disdains the notion that the universe might have an alternative organizing principle: magic. But now a new age is dawning, overturning the very foundations of his existence, and he must struggle to survive in a world where all the rules are changing.
The Spiral Labyrinth: A Tale of Henghis Hapthorn
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,240. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
In the sequel to Majestrum, Old Earth's foremost discriminator continues to struggle with a world in which science must give way to magic. Then his intuitive alter ego's researches thrust him centuries forward in time, into a world where magic rules unchallenged and Henghis Hapthorn becomes the pawn of five contending wizards of the Dying Earth.
Hespira: A Tale of Henghis Hapthorn
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,910. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Henghis Hapthorn leaves Old Earth to solve the mystery of Hespira, an ungainly off-world woman who has lost her memory. The investigation takes him down The Spray to the rank-obsessed world of Ikkibal and the rustic Shannery, where he unravels Hespira's role in a deadly feud between aristocrats. But behind the scenes an unseen antagonist is plotting the discriminator's destruction.
The Meaning of Luff and Other Stories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 107,450. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In Old Earth’s penultimate age, master criminal Luff Imbry moves through the halfworld like a full-fleshed shark. Thief, forger, confidence man, and sometimes go-between, he maps out his illicit operations with exquisite care then carries them out with courage and panache. Seven space-opera short stories and two novellas from the author Booklist calls "heir apparent to Jack Vance."
Paroxysm
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,880. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Ruthless mercenaries, hired by an ex-Pentagon chemical-weapons designer gone rogue, take over a small town in Oregon. The plan: use the citizenry as guinea pigs in a test-run of a bootlegged bio-agent for an Islamist terror organization. But things go wrong and the mercs and their clients find themselves surrounded by townsfolk who have become hyper-coordinated killing machines.