Growing up in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, in the '70s and '80s, Linda Hammerick knows that she is different. She has strong, almost paralysing associations between words and tastes; she doesn't look like everyone else; and she isn't popular at school.
Aims to bring together a diverse selection of science fiction spanning over sixty years, from Isaac Asimov's "Nightfall", first published in 1941, to the 2006 story "Friends in Need" by Eliza Blair. This title includes stories which portray struggles against machines, epic journeys, genetic experiments, time travellers and alien races.
The definitive collection of the twentieth century's most characteristic genre-from H.G. Wells's prophetic vision of technological warfare to contemporary cyberspace and up-to-the-minute myths of genetic engineering.
This story describes the experiences of a group of people on a trip to Turkey. Aunt Dot is set on the emancipation of Turkish women through the encouragement of a wider use of the bathing hat, whilst Laurie's only object is pleasure.
A fog is creeping through the weary streets of London - so too are whispers that the Tiger is back in town, undetected by the law, untroubled by morals. And the rumours are true: Jack Havoc, charismatic outlaw, knife-wielding killer and ingenious jail-breaker, is on the loose once again.
Leo Proudhammer, a successful and famous black American reviews his life and his beliefs in the wake of a serious collapse. He questions the relationship between his people and white America and the role played by Christianity in the subjection of blacks.
The Pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, one hundred and eighteen cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world's most secretive election. They are holy men. They have ambition. And they have rivals. Over the next seventy-two hours one of them will become the most powerful spiritual figure on earth.
Three years ago Bella Castle left her home town nursing a broken heart over Dominic Thane. Now she's made a new life for herself in the country, working as an estate agent. Bella loves her job and she loves her boyfriend Nevil. And when Dominic turns up unexpectedly, she begins to wonder if home is really where the heart is.
In 1939, five-year-old Jacques Austerlitz is sent to England on a Kindertransport and placed with foster parents. This childless couple promptly erase from the boy all knowledge of his identity and he grows up ignorant of his past.