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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Robert Heinlein’s Expanded Universe: Volume Two
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You set the price! Words: 89,500. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2015 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Heinlein personally selected each story or essay for inclusion in this collection, which is ordered chronologically, starting with his first sale in 1939 of “Life-Line” to Astounding (for seventy dollars).This remarkable collection highlights the development of Heinlein’s writing style and his philosophy on life throughout his career.
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.
Small Miracles
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,860. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2014 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
When Brent Cleary, demonstrating a beta-test protective “nanosuit” to potential customers, gets trapped in a massive pipeline explosion, only the nanosuit saves him. Smart nanobots integrated into the suit will do whatever it takes to protect the wearer. But once inside his body, what will the bots do?
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 Glory That Was
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,030. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2014 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Earth in the twenty-seventh century is ruled by a constitutional monarchy, though both the World Emperor and his Prime Minister have plans to assume greater power by neutralizing the other. In the power struggle that follows, the Emperor is ceded total control of Greece for a secret experiment that has Greece cut off from the rest of the world by a force-field.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Beggars in Spain: The Original Novella
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,690. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Leisha Camden is a genetically engineered “Sleepless” whose ability to stay awake all the time has made her more productive. Genetic modifications have also given the “Sleepless” a higher IQ and may even make them immortal. But will they be hunted down as freaks by a world that has grown wary of its newest creation?
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.
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.
Downtiming the Night Side
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 92,240. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2014 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The government has discovered a way to travel back in time and is sending secret observers to different periods. But there are serious limitations with the time travelling process. All travelers are automatically “re-born” into someone who is actually alive during the historical period, and staying in the past for too long causes memory loss and the risk of losing their own selves.
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 Return of Nathan Brazil
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 93,570. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2014 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Welcome to the Well World: a construct of an ancient defunct race known as the Markovians. The Well World acts both as the controller of and the gateway to 1560 worlds created by the Markovians at the end of their time. It is up to Mavra Chang and Obie the sentient robot to find Nathan Brazil before the entire universe is destroyed.This is the fourth book set in the Well World universe.
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?
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.
Twilight at the Well of Souls
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 101,940. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2014 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Twilight at the Well of Souls is a direct continuation of the story started in The Return of Nathan Brazil. The rift in space created in the earlier book is now even larger and threatens to permanently damage the Well of Souls. Mavra Chang and Nathan Brazil race to reach the Well and find a solution before it is too late. This is the fifth book set in the Well World universe.
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.
The Forest of Time and Other Stories
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 140,540. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Here is an eclectic collection of science fiction stories (and three short poems) by multiple-award-winning author Michael Flynn, author of such acclaimed titles as Eifelheim and Firestar. Included are two Hugo-nominated stories ("The Forest of Time" and "Melodies of the Heart").
Daughter of Elysium - An Elysium Cycle Novel
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 168,450. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2009 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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The pristine city of Elysium floats on the water world of Shora, inhabited by "immortals" who have succeeded in unlocking the secrets of life. Outsider Blackbear Windclan wants to share the secret of immortality with his own people, but can he, and the City of Elysium, survive the corruption and decadence that immortality has bred into the ageless society?
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.
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.
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.
Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,990. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
In the far future, eons after the demise of Humanity and its far-flung galactic empire, a group of alien archeologists visits Earth to uncover the secret of the dead race’s initial overwhelming success and its ultimate death.
The Best of L. Sprague de Camp
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 118,540. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A science fiction collection by one of the all-time greats of science fiction, L. Sprague de Camp. These stories and poems exemplify de Camp’s unique outlook on life and mankind and are told with a quiet but sharp irony that became his trademark. Bold, inventive and humorous, this collection is a must for fans of the writer.
The Venus Belt
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 69,100. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2009 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
More than 150,000 women have been kidnapped without a trace or any ransom demand in the "normal" world run by the Federalists and the bureaucracy. But that is not the only problem, because the freedom-loving population in the "alternate" reality of the North American Confederacy are facing their own crises.
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.
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.
Galaxy’s Edge Magazine: Issue 13, March 2015
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,010. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2015 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Galaxy’s Edge is a bi-monthly magazine published by Phoenix Pick, the science fiction and fantasy imprint of Arc Manor, an independent press based in Maryland. Each issue of the magazine has a mix of new and reprinted stories, columns by Barry Malzberg and Gregory Benford, book reviews by Paul Cook and an interview conducted by Joy Ward.
Centuries
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You set the price! Words: 172,500. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Centuries explores a barely recognizable future where humans control their own evolution. Genetic manipulation and artificial intelligence shape an astounding destiny for our species. With these wondrous changes come unexpected new truths of heart and mind that challenge the very definition of human.
Stinger
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 97,110. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2014 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
A special strain of malaria is discovered in Maryland that selectively kills African Americans with the sickle-cell trait. Is there a man-made cause? A government cover-up? FBI Special Agent Robert Cavanaugh and epidemiologist Melanie Anderson must work together to try and uncover the truth and a cure.
Brain Plague
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 113,530. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2010 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
“In Joan Slonczewski’s Brain Plague...a starving artist on the planet Veledon agrees to let a colony of “brain enhancers” occupy her skull. These microscopic creatures live in the brain’s outer linings, causing bursts of genius—or irreparable harm. The creatures themselves are like tiny human beings; one of their greatest concerns is getting their young to breed.” — The New Yorker
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.
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.
Galaxy's Edge Magazine: Issue 1, March 2013
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,980. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Galaxy’s Edge magazine is published every two months by Phoenix Pick, the science fiction and fantasy imprint of Arc Manor. Each issue includes a mix of new and reprinted stories, a serialization of a novel, and book reviews.
The Sacred Land
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 143,060. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2014 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
Menedemos, the young dashing sea captain, and his helper (and cousin) the scholarly Sostratos, are back in their third adventure. This time around the two cousins end up in the Sacred Land, Jerusalem, where they encounter a strange religion. As always, trouble follows them and they must once again use their quick wits to survive and, hopefully, make a profit from their long journey.
The Big Jump
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 41,160. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
New star-drive engines promise to open up the galaxy to humankind. But the first ship to use the engines disappears and a sole survivor returns...alone and dying of some strange type of radiation. Does some unknown horror await us out there? The only way to find out is to go out again.
The Engines of Dawn
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,540. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2009 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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The great engines of the Enamorati have enabled humanity to travel the stars, but at what cost? Little is known of the jealously guarded engines while a complacent humanity slowly loses its edge and becomes increasingly dependent on mysterious alien technologies.
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 Infinite Man
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 67,570. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2015 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Milton Bradford is a very special man. God, the Creative Force, resides within him.
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.
The Immortality Option (Sequel to Code of the Lifemaker)
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 102,240. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2010 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
In this spectacular sequel to the acclaimed Code of the Lifemaker, James Hogan returns to the strange world of Titan, inhabited by bizarre self-conscious robots.
The Body Human
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,420. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A collection of three outstanding stories by Nancy Kress that deal with innovation in medical science and how that impacts our lives.
An Elephant for Aristotle
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 133,350. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
After capturing a magnificent specimen from an Indian ruler, Alexander tasks Leon of Atrax, a cavalry commander, to deliver the animal to Aristotle in Athens. Leon leads a motley crew of companions (and the elephant) from India to Greece, and in the process encounter all sorts of dangers and adventures while completing the long and arduous journey.


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