Crucible of Time

Crucible of Time by Jeffrey A. Carver

Part Two of the “Out of Time” Sequence
The Chaos Chronicles: Book Six

by Jeffrey A. Carver
$8.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-800-8
A BVC Original

A galaxy in peril.

The story begun in The Reefs of Time continues. The time-tides caused by Karellia’s defenses have brought the malicious Mindaru AI out of the deep past into the present, threatening Bandicut and Li-Jared, who have arrived at the backwater planet–Li-Jared’s homeworld–to find it on the brink of interplanetary war. Somehow they must forge a peace between Karellia and its neighboring world if the Mindaru threat is to be broken.
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Incident on a Small Colony

Incident on a Small Colony by Kristine Smith

by Kristine Smith
$1.99 (Novella) ISBN 978-1-61138-832-9

Set several years before Jani’s exploits in Code of Conduct, “Incident on a Small Colony” is a riveting introduction to Jani Kilian, the worlds of the human Commonwealth and the alien idomeni, and the cost of being true to one’s self.

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Sunborn

Sunborn by Jeffrey A. Carver

Book 4 of The Chaos Chronicles
by Jeffrey A. Carver
$6.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-804-6

Stars are dying. Bandicut and his friends must learn what threatens the Starmaker Nebula–and confront a billion-year-old adversary of life as they know it.

John Bandicut and his companions are summoned to travel to a star-cloud called Starmaker—known to humans as the Orion Nebula—to discover what force threatens myriad newborn stars, and every world within a thousand light-years. Their journey will take them not just into the perils of a stellar nursery, but into confrontation with the Mindaru, a billion-year-old AI and adversary of life as they know it. Whatever chance they have of stopping the terrifying Mindaru may be found only in the fiery heart of an intelligent sun—with the unexpected aid of sentient clouds named Deep and Dark, who may be the strangest beings they have yet encountered in their exceedingly strange journey.

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Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct by Kristine Smith

Book 1 of The Jani Kilian Chronicles
by Kristine Smith
$2.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-558-8

Captain Jani Kilian’s life should have ended in front of a firing squad.

Instead, she evaded battlefield justice by dying in a transport crash. End of story, according to official Commonwealth Service records.

But doctors repaired her in secret, using the most advanced Service Medical technologies available, or so they assured her.

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The Chaos Chronicles


Volumes 1-3
by Jeffrey A. Carver
$7.99 (Omnibus) ISBN 978-1-61138-196-2

A boxed set of three novels: Neptune Crossing, Strange Attractors, and The Infinite Sea. When John Bandicut encounters alien sentience on Triton, his life changes forever—from sacrificing everything to save Earth, to confronting a malicious entity at the edge of the galaxy, to fathoming the abyss of an alien ocean. A major hard-SF adventure from the Nebula-nominated author of Eternity’s End.

Individual novels originally published by Tor Books  

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Law of Survival

Law of Survival by Kristine Smith

The Jani Kilian Chronicles, Book 3
by Kristine Smith
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-592-2

It takes a killer to catch a killer.

Jani Kilian finally has her life under control. Discharged from the Service, she’s become an important player in negotiations with the alien idomeni.

But when a classified report containing revelations about past crimes comes to light, Jani realizes that old enemies still seek to destroy her.
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Mourner

Mourner by Phyllis Irene Radford, writing as C.F. Bentley

Confederated Star Systems #3
by Irene Radford, writing as C.F. Bentley
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-572-4
A BVC Original

Continuing the spiritual journey with a literary twist in a space opera landscape.

William Gladstone once pointed out that a culture reveals itself in how it cares for its dead. Mourner vividly explores how three very different cultures treat their dead when the body of Laud Gregor, Harmony’s High Priest, goes missing between First Contact Café Space Station and the Harmony homeworld.

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Dragon Rigger

A Novel of the Star Rigger Universe
by Jeffrey A. Carver
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-547-2

A realm at war.

The star dragons struggle under the oppression of a terrible power—one that’s intent upon twisting space-time itself into a web of subjugation and death. According to prophecy, One will come from outside to challenge the darkness. Star pilot Jael may be that One. But if the prophecy is true, the price of victory over the darkness will be Jael’s own life.
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The Thrones of Kronos

The Thrones of Kronos by Sherwood Smith and Dave Trowbridge

Exordium – Book 5
by Sherwood Smith & Dave Trowbridge
$5.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-541-0

The conclusion to the space opera series Exordium.

The desperate fight to recover the Panarchy of the Thousand Suns is about to commence. Brandon hai-Arkad has been crowned Emperor, but his throne remains in the hands of his enemy, Jerrod Eusabian of Dol’jhar. The fleet has been gathered, the order of battle drawn. Brandon will reclaim his father’s empire, or face annihilation.
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The Rifter’s Covenant

The Rifter's Covenant by Sherwood Smith and Dave Trowbridge

Exordium – Book 4
by Sherwood Smith and Dave Trowbridge
$4.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-529-8

In this revised fourth volume, the new Panarch is faced with the need to fight back against the invaders, while a traitor high in the new government moves to destroy him.

Meanwhile Brandon has fallen in love, but everyone thinks it’s with the wrong person.

Space battles, political in-fighting, and personal struggles ramp up the stakes in this penultimate volume in the five book Exordium series.

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Dragons in the Stars

A Novel of the Star Rigger Universe
by Jeffrey A. Carver
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-533-5

Dragons in space?

A preposterous legend. But when star pilot Jael defies an abusive ship’s master and rigs “the mountain route” through the hyperdimensional Flux, the dragons indeed appear—and challenge her to duel. If she escapes, she would be wise never to return. But the currents of the Flux are fickle, and when fate steers her this way again, she finds Highwing the dragon under sentence of death for the kindness he showed her. Only Jael can intervene—and so she must, for the sake of one who risked his life to save hers.

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The Infinity Link

by Jeffrey A. Carver
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-489-5

Ancient alien travelers. Hopeless love. Astonishing encounter.

Mozelle Moi’s life turns into a flight of fear and astounding discovery, as she becomes enmeshed in a secret government project to make first contact with visitors from the stars. Caught in a telepathic link with the Talenki voyagers, Mozy’s personal odyssey will soon be entwined with the fate of all of Humanity.

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The Rapture Effect

by Jeffrey A. Carver
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-479-6 

War between the stars.

It was started by an AI, and few humans even knew there was a war at all. But now people are dying, not just robots and aliens—and the AI wants it to stop. But a war is easier to start than to stop, and the computer can’t alter its course without outside help. When the Gnostic Control System searches for conspirators, it chooses its friends carefully…

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The Infinite Sea


Book 3 of The Chaos Chronicles
by Jeffrey A. Carver
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-464-2

Beneath an alien sea!

Flung to an alien ocean world, John Bandicut and his companions find themselves plunged into the deep-sea realm of the Neri. What will they find in the Neri’s failing undersea city, or in the terrifying object of the deep abyss? Book 3 of The Chaos Chronicles continues the hard-SF saga inspired by chaos theory–with an all-new Afterword by the Nebula-nominated author of Eternity’s End.

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The Clovis Incident

The Clovis Incident by Pari Noskin

A Sasha Solomon Mystery
by Pari Noskin
(writing as Pari Noskin Taichert)
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-454-3

Meet Sasha Solomon, PR pro and native Albuquerquean who always seems to attract the quirkiest clients. In this Agatha-Award nominated novel, Sasha is on the road to Clovis, New Mexico, to bid on a job with the local Chamber of Commerce. Little does she expect to encounter space aliens . . . and murder!

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Star Rigger’s Way

A Novel of the Star Rigger Universe
by Jeffrey A. Carver
$3.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-449-9

Adrift in space!

His shipmates dead, star rigger Gev Carlyle is adrift in the Flux, the subjective hyperspace that carries ships between the stars. His lone companion, and sole hope for survival, is a suicidal catlike alien named Cephean. Only a compatible rigger team, their visions meshed in psychic unity, can safely harness the turbulent currents of the Flux—and Carlyle’s ship is sailing inexorably toward the deadly maelstrom of the Hurricane Flume.

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Panglor

A Novel of the Star Rigger Universe
by Jeffrey A. Carver
$3.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-447-5

Blackmailed!

Wrongly discredited as a space pilot, Panglor Balef is doomed to die in space, if sheer luck doesn’t bring him through. But luck has never been in Panglor’s cards. Bad enough to be coerced into a mission of murder and suicide, he must also contend with Alo—a young woman, stowaway, and impossible companion.
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Down the Stream of Stars

Down the Stream of Stars by Jeffrey A. Carver

Book Two of the Starstream
by Jeffrey A. Carver
$4.99  (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-423-9

Starstream!

A great interstellar migration has begun, down the grand, ethereal highway known as the starstream—from the remnant of the Betelgeuse supernova to the center of the Milky Way. Who could have predicted the wonders of the starstream, or the perils it would unleash—including the Throgs, shadowy beings of n-space that seem to understand only death and destruction?
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From a Changeling Star

From a Changeling Star cover

Book One of the Starstream
by Jeffrey A. Carver
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-418-5

Into a dying star…

Deep in the fires of Betelgeuse, scientists anxiously await the one man essential to the greatest engineering project in history. But on Kantano’s World, Willard Ruskin battles invisible agents for control of his life, and even his memories. Drawn into a conflict from which not even death will free him, Ruskin must reach Betelgeuse before his enemies sabotage humanity’s future among the stars.

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Strange Attractors

Book 2 of The Chaos Chronicles
by Jeffrey A. Carver
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-390-4

Shipworld!

For John Bandicut, Earth is but a memory. Stranded at the edge of the galaxy in a structure populated with beings from a thousand worlds, Bandicut finds unexpected friends—only to be caught up in a cascade of forces that threaten the Shipworld itself. Confronting an entity known as the boojum, Bandicut discovers greater peril than ever in his journey into the unknown.

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Neptune Crossing

Neptune Crossing by Jeffrey A. Carver

Book 1 of The Chaos Chronicles
by Jeffrey A. Carver
$2.99 FREE for a Limited Time!
(Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-382-9

When John Bandicut encounters an alien intelligence on Neptune’s moon Triton, his life changes irrevocably. Urged by the alien quarx now sharing his mind, he accepts an audacious mission–to steal a ship and hurtle across the solar system in a desperate bid for Earth’s survival. Book 1 of The Chaos Chronicles, by the Nebula-nominated author of Eternity’s End—with a new Afterword by the author.

Now in audiobook, narrated by Grammy-winner Stefan Rudnicki!

“One of the best SF novels of the year” —Science Fiction Chronicle

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Whispered Magics

Whispered Magics - Tales by Sherwood Smith

by Sherwood Smith
$3.00 (Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-289-1

As a child, Sherwood Smith was always on the watch for magic: no fog bank went unexplored, no wooden closet unchecked for a false back, no possible magical token left on the ground or in the gutter. In these stories, the impossible becomes possible, magic is real, aliens come visiting. How would our lives change?

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Freeze Frames

Freeze Frames by Katharine Kerr (133x200)

by Katharine Kerr
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-246-4

The Aliens are invading!  Or are they?

When Maggie Corey throws the Devil over her back in 1960s San Francisco, she has no idea of what she’s set in motion, nor will she live to see the end of it.  Over the next hundred years, however, her descendants see pieces of the puzzle fall into place in this “mosaic novel”, a very different take on fiction from the author of the Deverry series of epic fantasies.

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Tk’Tk’Tk

Tk'Tk'Tk by David D. Levine

by David D. Levine
$0.99 (Short Story) ISBN 978-1-61138-219-8

Walker’s got a problem. A human salesman on an alien world, he’s got software to sell. But he doesn’t understand the language or the culture, and he’s running out of resources. Sometimes survival means understanding the difference between what’s most valuable and what’s most important. Translated into 7 languages, Tk’Tk’Tk won the Hugo Award for Best Short Story in 2006.

“Tk’Tk’Tk” is also available as part of Space Magic, an award-winning collection of science fiction and fantasy stories by David D. Levine.

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Going Alien

Going Alien

Six Science Fiction Stories
by Jeffrey A. Carver
$1.99 (Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-194-8

Encounter the alien, in six science fiction stories from the imagination of Jeffrey A. Carver! Wrestle a shapeshifter in the intragalactic IIMAWL amateur wrestling games. Make love between the stars. Make a last stand against the aliens who’ve destroyed Earth. Duel an interstellar dragon.

These and more, with new introductions by the Nebula-nominated author of Eternity’s End and The Chaos Chronicles. These stories originally appeared in anthologies edited by Roger Zelazny, Orson Scott Card, and others, as well as the magazines Galaxy and Galileo.

Contents:
Shapeshifter Finals
Love Rogo
What Gods Are These?
Life-Tides
Alien Persuasion
Though All the Mountains Lie Between

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Other Doorways

Other Doorways by Deborah J. Ross


Early Novels
by Deborah J. Ross
$7.99 (Omnibus) ISBN 978-1-61138-090-3

Jaydium: Far in the future, an interplanetary civil conflict has ground to an uneasy halt, leaving its human victims bitter and desperate: Kithri, the daughter of a scientist, abandoned on a desolate mining planet with no hope to use her talents, and Eril, shell-shocked pilot, finding adapting to peace more difficult than he dreamed.
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