The Planetary Omnibus


Author: Warren Ellis

Publisher: Dc Comics

ISBN: 9781401242381

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 864

View: 5918

PLANETARY has been hailed as a timeless story that turned modern superhero conventions on their heads.Written by Warren Ellis (TRANSMETROPOLITAN) and with stunning art by John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men), this critically acclaimed, landmark series took a look at the inter-dimensional peace-keeping force known as Planetary. The trio on the ground includes Elijah Snow, a hundred-year-old man, Jakita Wagner, an extremely powerful woman, and The Drummer, a man with the ability to communicate with machines. Tasked with tracking down evidence of super-human activity, these mystery archaeologists uncover unknown paranormal secrets and histories, such as a World War II supercomputer that can access other universes, a ghostly spirit of vengeance, and a lost island of dying monsters. All 27 issues of the original series are collected in this hardbound omnibus edition.

History of the Planetary Systems


Author: J. L. E. Dreyer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107432626

Category: Science

Page: 444

View: 2263

Originally published in 1906, this book presents a study of 'the history of man's conception of the Universe from the earliest historical ages to the completion of the Copernican system by Kepler in the seventeenth century'. Detailed notes and illustrative figures are incorporated throughout. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in planetary systems and the history of astronomy.

Rogue Star Omnibus Vol. 1


Author: James E. Wisher

Publisher: Sand Hill Publishing

ISBN: 1945763280

Category: Fiction

Page: 465

View: 8500

Marcus Drake just wants to run his business in peace. When he finds a derelict ship drifting far off any of the major space lanes his first thought is that he’s scored a nice bit of salvage. Little does he know that his discovery will set him on a path that will carry him from the depths of Alpha 114 to a conspiracy at the top of Earth’s government and out hunting for a weapon capable of changing the galaxy. Can Marcus and his friends survive the dangers they’ve stumbled into? The Rogue Star Omnibus contains the complete novels: Children of Darkness Children of the Void Children of Junk

A Rhine Maiden Omnibus


Author: Erin Evans

Publisher: Erin Evans

ISBN: 1370947399

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2006

This Omnibus edition collects the first three Rhine Maiden novels into a single volume. Don't Rhine on My Parade: "She speaks and they obey," but even a supernatural ability can't help this stay-at-home mom control her own life. Don't Rhine on My Parade is a laugh-out-loud urban-fantasy with an unlikely protagonist, a young mother who has an unusual power. Blessed, or perhaps cursed, with the ability to command obedience, Piper Cavanaugh's normal life turns upside down in this full-length novel. A descendant of the Rhine Maidens who sang sailors to their deaths, Piper has vowed to never use her power of command, but one little slip-up and her secret has come back to bite her - literally. Now she must gain permission to join the United Supernatural Beings, or it's open hunting season on all of humanity. While juggling toddlers, keeping her husband in the dark, and babysitting her rebellious kid sister, Piper finds herself befriending a vampire, stealing from murderous witches, and doing battle with "Satan," otherwise known as her mother-in-law. And she thought grocery shopping with her kids was hard! Don't Rhine on My Parade is a refreshing switch for readers who long for a more relatable heroine. With commonsense and sass, Piper handles diapers to decapitations as only a mother can. Filled with comedy, action, and thrills, Don't Rhine on My Parade expands the borders of urban fantasy into the suburbs! It Never Rhines But it Pours: Rhine maiden, Piper Cavanaugh, is on the job as a Guardian hit-man, but can she execute an innocent witch? When she discovers her target has been framed, Piper has to find the true killer or risk losing her job – and her life. As she sorts through a dwindling number of suspects, Piper tries to keep her trigger-happy vampire friend in line, fix a back-fired spell, deal with some unwanted house guests, and still find time to mother her two toddlers. With every use of her power of command bringing her closer to immortality, Piper soon realizes, it never “rhines” but it pours! A Little Rhine Must Fall: Rhine Maiden, Piper Cavanaugh, is no stranger to unusual houseguests, but an alien and an Egyptian goddess might be more than even she can handle. Throw in a homicidal vampire bent on revenge, and an pushy mother-in-law bent on redecorating, and Piper’s world is in turmoil. With her life crumbling around her and the future of mankind in the balance, Piper must reveal her secret ability and risk losing everything she holds dear.

The Zael Inheritance/Dragonchaser Omnibus


Author: Tim Stretton


ISBN: 1411676610


Page: 571

View: 3672

This new edition brings together Tim Stretton's two popular stories The Zael Inheritance and Dragonchaser in a single paperback volume.

The Land That Time Forgot SF Gateway Omnibus


Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473202205

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 7718

The son of a Civil War veteran, Edgar Rice Burroughs was a prolific writer for the early pulp magazines. Famous the world over as the creator of Tarzan - and in SF circles for his Martian tales featuring John Carter - Burroughs turned his talents to a bewildering array of settings - the African jungle, Mars, Venus, the Wild West... and the Land that Time Forgot. This omnibus collects his tales of that lost world: THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT, THE PEOPLE THAT TIME FORGOT and OUT OF TIME'S ABYSS.

Frank Herbert SF Gateway Omnibus

The Dragon in the Sea, The Santaroga Barrier, The Dosadi Experiment


Author: Frank Herbert

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147320173X

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

View: 2731

From The SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal sample introduction to one of the giants of 20th century science fiction: Frank Herbert. Although best known for his award-winning Dune, Herbert's other work is equally ambitious and accomplished. This omnibus contains three novels spanning some 20 years of Herbert's career: The Dragon in the Sea, The Santaroga Barrier and The Dosadi Experiment. THE DRAGON IN THE SEA In the endless war between East and West, oil has become the ultimate prize. Nuclear-powered subtugs brave enemy waters to tap into hidden oil reserves. Psychologist John Ramsay has gone undercover aboard a Hell Diver subtug where, hunted relentlessly by the enemy, the crew find themselves isolated in a claustrophobic undersea prison, struggling for survival against the elements . . . and themselves. THE SANTAROGA BARRIER Santaroga seemed to be nothing more than a prosperous farm community. But there was something . . . different . . . about Santaroga. Maybe Santaroga was the last outpost of American individualism. Maybe they were just a bunch of religious kooks . . . Or maybe there was something extraordinary at work in Santaroga. Something far more disturbing than anyone could imagine. THE DOSADI EXPERIMENT Generations of a tormented human-alien people, caged on a toxic planet, conditioned by constant hunger and war - this is the Dosadi Experiment, and it has succeeded too well. For the Dosadi have bred for Vengeance as well as cunning, and they have learned how to pass through the shimmering God Wall to exact their dreadful revenge on the Universe that created them . . .

Carson of Venus SF Gateway Omnibus

Pirates of Venus, Lost on Venus, Carson of Venus


Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473202051

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 4906

The son of a Civil War veteran, Edgar Rice Burroughs was a prolific writer for the early pulp magazines. Famous the world over as the creator of Tarzan - and in SF circles for his Martian tales featuring John Carter - Burroughs is a household name. But John Carter wasn't the only Earthman to champion another world. This omnibus collects PIRATES OF VENUS, LOST ON VENUS and CARSON OF VENUS - the first three of Burroughs' classic pulp tales of Carson Napier on the waterworld of Amtor - better known to us as Venus. PIRATES OF VENUS: The shimmering, cloud-covered planet of Venus conceals a wondrous secret: the strikingly beautiful yet deadly world of Amtor. In Amtor, cities of immortal beings flourish in giant trees reaching thousands of feet into the sky; ferocious beasts stalk the wilderness below; rare flashes of sunlight precipitate devastating storms; and the inhabitants believe their world is saucer-shaped with a fiery center and icy rim. Stranded on Amtor after his spaceship crashes, astronaut Carson Napier is swept into a world where revolution is ripe, the love of a princess comes at a dear price, and death can come as easily from the blade of a sword as from the ray of a futuristic gun. LOST ON VENUS: Napier's adventures continue in this pulse-pounding sequel to PIRATES OF VENUS. Here the intrepid and wry explorer takes on a savage world in order to rescue the princess from her sworn enemies. Napier's epic quest for Duare takes him through the streets of the City of the Dead, into the terrifying Room of the Seven Doors, and face to face with fantastic and perilous creatures. LOST ON VENUS brims with the action, suspense and wit unique to the Master of Adventure. CARSON OF VENUS: Carson Napier, first Earthman to reach Venus, had to keep alert every instant of his stay on that world of mist and mystery. For its lands were unmapped, its inhabitants many, varied and strange, and he had taken an obligation to restore a native princess to her lost homeland. On terrible oceans where dreaded sea-monsters dwelled, in deep forests where terror haunted every branch, and behind the walls of eerie cities where power-mad chieftains plotted uncanny schemes, CARSON OF VENUS is fast-paced science fiction adventure.

Charles Sheffield SF Gateway Omnibus


Author: Charles Sheffield

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473202132

Category: Fiction

Page: 768

View: 1373

Physicist and writer Charles Sheffield very quickly built a reputation for imaginative, cleverly-plotted hard SF. In his second novel he posited the concept of a space elevator simultaneously to - but independent of - Arthur C. Clarke. This omnibus contains three of his finest works: debut novel, SIGHT OF PROTEUS; planetary romance, SUMMERTIDE; and space opera, COLD AS ICE.