The world of the Palazzo: a magical ship which is both a colossal ocean liner and a Renaissance kingdom. Ruling over its denizens–both human and otherwise–is an exotic and dangerous queen. Jane Gray is lost in a dazzling world of court intrigue and deadly intent. To find her way home, Jane must discover the urgent secret of its endless voyage.
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A Victorian woman takes on magical beasts, ghosts, and the British Raj.
A Thousand Perfect Things. In an alternate 19th century, there are two warring continents on a re-imagined earth: the scientific Anglica (England) and magical Bharata (India). Emboldened by her grandfather’s final whispered secret of a magical lotus, Tori Harding, a young Victorian woman and aspiring botanist, must journey to Bharata, with its magics, intrigues and ghosts, to claim her fate. There she will face a choice between two suitors and two irreconcilable realms.
“Deep and interesting worldbuilding . . . A strong turn into pure fantasy for Kay Kenyon.” —SF Signal
Science Fiction Novels
John W. Campbell Memorial Award finalist.
The Braided World. When you get a message from deep space, should you answer? Earth has cause to believe that the universe is not a friendly place. But one woman, seeking a last adventure, funds the mission. Bailey Shaw chooses young and untested Anton Prados to lead the expedition. But when they make first contact with the alien Dassa, she and Anton receive a troubling reception. The Dassa appear human. But they are badly altered humans . . .
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When Terraforming comes unravelled.
Rift. On the terraformed planet Lithia, the green biosphere is unraveling. In its place is the old Lithia, toxic to some, but preferable to the ruthless, alien orthong.
Marooned on Lithia, Reeve Calder faces savage colonists, inhabiting the ruins of vanished power; the Somaformers, a cult tampering with adaptive genes; Loon, a feral girl who leads the marooned group by her mad, internal compass. And Nerys, a young woman enslaved by the orthong, and determined to rise in their ranks. Reeve and his companions must journey to attempt to prevent an unthinkable world cataclysm.
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P.K. Dick Award finalist.
Maximum Ice. Zoya Kundara has lived on the space vessel Star Road for 250 years. As Ship Mother, she is awakened from Deep Sleep in times of crisis. Now the ship returns to Earth, finding it blanketed in a white mantle called Ice–a mysterious ecology of information-bearing crystals. To find a home for her crew, Zoya must approach the denizens of this new Earth: The Ice Nuns, who seek sole control of the physics-defying crystals; people huddled like moles in underground techno-warrens; and a mad and prophetic snow witch, who will defend the kingdom of Ice with power and immortal cunning.
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“Ranks with such science fiction greats as Frank Herbert and Orson Scott Card.”– Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Tropic of Creation. Captain Eli Dammond has landed on a deserted planet to rescue survivors of a crashed space ship. In his charge is Sascha, the fourteen-year-old granddaughter of a general. But the planet is about to undergo a radical seasonal change, one that will hatch terrifying creatures. There are few refuges from the rampaging season. One is deep underground where a bizarre civilization lies hidden. It’s no place for a human army officer, as Eli will learn. The other–Sascha’s only hope–is in the the nests of the monsters themselves.
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“A winning heroine, a gripping adventure.” —Publishers Weekly
The Seeds of Time. Time travel: Tied to the motions of the stars, a short cut across the galaxy, and–if you’re a rare Dive pilot–a chance to be a hero. Clio Finn is one of these, a space pilot on the run from a dystopian and graying Earth. Her mission: to retrieve viable biota to reseed the Earth. Now, a long way from home, she’s found the jackpot, a lush paradise, with plant life so vital, its seeds could give Earth a second chance, or–as her enemies believe–seal its destruction. But she’s determined to bring her payload home. It’s Clio Finn’s last Dive. It’s Earth’s last chance.
The Entire and The Rose quartet
“A splendid fantasy quest as compelling as anything by Stephen R. Donaldson, Philip Jose Farmer or yes, J. R. R. Tolkien.” —The Washington Post
The Entire and the Rose quartet introduces a unique milieu: the Entire, a universe without stars and planets and that, in effect, tunnels through our own. The immense lid of its sky waxes and wanes, bringing day and twilight. In this setting, the celebrated series chronicles the journey of Titus Quinn through a land of wonders.
Bright of the Sky
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