Windhaven

      George R. R. Martin
Windhaven

“Told with a true storyteller’s voice: clear, singing, persuasive, and wonderfully moving . . . a truly wonderful book.”—Jane Yolen

From #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin and acclaimed author Lisa Tuttle comes a timeless tale that brilliantly renders the struggle between the ironbound world of tradition and a rebellious soul seeking to prove the power of a dream.
 
Among the scattered islands that make up the water world of Windhaven, no one holds more prestige than the silver-winged flyers, romantic figures who cross treacherous oceans, braving shifting winds and sudden storms, to bring news, gossip, songs, and stories to a waiting populace. Maris of Amberly, a fisherman’s daughter, wants nothing more than to soar on the currents high above Windhaven. So she challenges tradition, demanding that flyers be chosen by merit rather than inheritance. But even after winning that bitter battle, Maris finds that her troubles are only beginning. Now a revolution threatens to destroy the world she fought so hard to join—and force her to make the ultimate sacrifice.

“Martin and Tuttle make wonderful professional music together . . . shifting easily from moments of almost unbearable tension to others of sheer poetry and exhilaration.”—*Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“A powerful flight of the imagination . . . an entirely enjoyable reading experience, wrought by a pair of writers noted for excellence.”—Roger Zelazny
 
“It’s romance. It’s science fiction. It’s beautiful.”—A. E. van Vogt
 
“I didn’t mean to stay up all night to finish Windhaven, but I had to!”—Anne McCaffrey**


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    Suicide Kings

      George R. R. Martin
Suicide Kings

From the #1 "New York Times "bestseller, the third of a new generation of Wild Cards tales
In 1946, an alien virus that rewrites human DNA was accidentally unleashed in the skies over New York City. It killed ninety percent of those it infected. Nine percent survived to mutate into tragically deformed creatures. And one percent gained superpowers. The Wild Cards shared-universe series, created and edited since 1987 by "New York Times "#1 bestseller George R. R. Martin ("The American Tolkien"--"Time "magazine) along with Melinda Snodgrass, is the tale of the history of the world since then--and of the heroes among the one percent.
Ranging from New York and New England to ravaged Africa and New Orleans, encompassing war, devastation, and stubborn hope, "Suicide Kings" advances the story of the Wild Cards, and their struggle to be fully human in a world that fears and mistrusts them.


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    Dealer's Choice

      George R. R. Martin
Dealer's Choice

This exciting volume in the bestselling series brings to a conclusion the gripping three-book adventure in which Jokers and Aces deal their last cards in a deadly game against the threat of the violent and vicious Jumpers, who jump their minds into other bodies. More than 750,000 copies of the series in Bantam print. Optioned by Disney Studios.


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    A Song for Lya: And Other Stories

      George R. R. Martin
A Song for Lya: And Other Stories

Two telepaths investigate the newly discovered world of Shkea, where every native inhabitant, and an increasing number of human colonists, worships a mysterious and deadly parasite. Winner of the 1975 Hugo Award for Best Novella.

Other short stories in this collection:

With morning comes mistfall
The second kind of loneliness
Override
Dark, dark were the tunnels
The hero
Fta
Run to starlight
The exit to San Breta
Slide show


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    Ace in the Hole

      George R. R. Martin
Ace in the Hole

Since a strange alien virus created the superhuman beings known as Aces and Jokers 40 years ago, they have struggled for respect and recognition. Now, they are key players in a presidential convention torn by hatred and dissent as assassins stalk the halls of the convention and one of the candidates plans to use his secret Wild Card power for evil. A journey of intrigue and adventure written by five of science fiction's most imaginative talents.


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