What do a stealthy synthetic plant, an eavesdropping sound curtain, and an invisible observer have in common? They are artificial agents working tirelessly in the crime-ridden city of Red Calais for their ingenious Master. They wend their way through the cutthroats, cat burglars and con men of the greatest city of the core world called Idona. Yet it seems that their Master hardly notices...
The mysterious war machine device known as the Gizmo is trying to use Melanie’s daughter Bess and her nephew Richard as a means of escape from its confinement. Meanwhile, problems arise with potential rogue Netwalkers tied not just to Melanie’s past but to her parents and the original capture of the Gizmo. Can Melanie work with her estranged Netwalker grandmother Sarah as well as Bess to stop it?
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.
This is a photo album showing the new Chinese "Varyag", a retro-fitted former Soviet Union aircraft carrier, from purchase to towing to China to setting off on sea-trials. Beautiful photographs and descriptions encompass this 5 volume edition.
Omnibus of the Synchronicity Trilogy. The same story told three times from three radically different points of view: characters in the Western world, the Chinese bloc... and the mysterious Spinners. The tale doesn't read the same each time, and there's plenty of new discoveries along the way to keep it interesting for the second and third points of view.
Set in the late 1940s WWII timeframe British soldiers fight Nazi "super troopers" in this short story. While more military SF it's more of a steampunk version of that popular genre and conveys not only the physical battle but that of the mind as well.