DEL REY AND BANTAM BOOKS 2014 SAMPLER: Excerpts from Current and Upcoming Titles

Discover life-changing worlds, old and new, with this eBook collection of seventeen excerpts from Del Rey and Bantam Books, featuring many of the biggest names and most exciting voices in science fiction and fantasy today.
 
Maybe you’re finally ready to take the plunge into an epic saga such as George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire or Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander. Maybe your inner Star Wars fan lights up at the thought of new novels that expand the canon of the original trilogy. Maybe you’ve been waiting for a sneak peek at the triumphant return of Robin Hobb or Peter F. Hamilton. Or maybe you’re curious about one of the exciting debuts, genre-bending trilogies, or short-story collections that come along every so often and upend everything you think you know about fiction. There’s really no good reason not to check out this sampler.
 
Ranging from space opera and high fantasy to alternate history and twisted fairy tales, this one-of-a-kind eBook includes excerpts from:
 
THE ABYSS BEYOND DREAMS by Peter F. Hamilton
CLASH OF EAGLES by Alan Smale
THE DARWIN ELEVATOR by Jason M. Hough
FOOL’S ASSASSIN by Robin Hobb
A GAME OF THRONES by George R. R. Martin
HALF A KING by Joe Abercrombie
THE LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA by Scott Lynch
OLD VENUS, edited by George R. R. Martin & Gardner Dozois
OUTLANDER by Diana Gabaldon
RED RISING by Pierce Brown
ROGUES, edited by George R. R. Martin & Gardner Dozois
A STUDY IN SILKS by Emma Jane Holloway
STAR WARS: HEIR TO THE JEDI by Kevin Hearne
STAR WARS: LORDS OF THE SITH by Paul S. Kemp
STAR WARS: A NEW DAWN by John Jackson Miller
STAR WARS: TARKIN by James Luceno
UPROOTED by Naomi Novik
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Del Rey
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Jul 15, 2014
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1200
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9780804180924
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English
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Fiction / Fantasy / General
Fiction / Science Fiction / Collections & Anthologies
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An acclaimed anthology of original short novels by some of the greatest writers in fantasy fiction, including Terry Brooks, Diana Gabaldon, Neil Gaiman, George R. R. Martin, and Anne McCaffrey

Legends II picks up where its illustrious predecessor left off. All of the bestselling writers represented in Legends II return to the special universe of the imagination that its author has made famous throughout the world. Whether set before or after events already recounted elsewhere, whether featuring beloved characters or compelling new creations, these masterful short novels are both mesmerizing stand-alones—perfect introductions to the work of their authors—and indispensable additions to the epics on which they are based.

ROBIN HOBB returns to the Realm of the Elderlings with “Homecoming,” a powerful tale in which exiles sent to colonize the Cursed Shores find themselves sinking into an intoxicating but deadly dream . . . or is it a memory?

GEORGE R. R. MARTIN continues the adventures of Dunk, a young hedge knight, and his unusual squire, Egg, in “The Sworn Sword,” set a generation before the events in A Song of Ice and Fire.

ORSON SCOTT CARD tells a tale of Alvin Maker and the mighty Mississippi, featuring a couple of ne’er-do-wells named Jim Bowie and Abe Lincoln, in “The Yazoo Queen.”

DIANA GABALDON turns to an important character from her Outlander saga—Lord John Grey—in “Lord John and the Succubus,” a supernatural thriller set in the early days of the Seven Years War.

ROBERT SILVERBERG spins an enthralling tale of Majipoor’s early history—and remote future—as seen through the eyes of a dilettantish poet who discovers an unexpected destiny in “The Book of Changes.”

TAD WILLIAMS explores the strange afterlife of Orlando Gardiner, from his Otherland saga, in “The Happiest Dead Boy in the World.”

ANNE McCAFFREY shines a light into the most mysterious and wondrous of all places on Pern in the heartwarming “Beyond Between.”

RAYMOND E. FEIST turns from the great battles of the Riftwar to the story of one soldier, a young man about to embark on the ride of his life, in “The Messenger.”

ELIZABETH HAYDON tells of the destruction of Serendair and the fate of its last defenders in “Threshold,” set at the end of the Third Age of her Symphony of Ages series.

NEIL GAIMAN gives us a glimpse into what befalls the man called Shadow after the events of his Hugo Award–winning novel American Gods in “The Monarch of the Glen.”

TERRY BROOKS adds an exciting epilogue to The Wishsong of Shannara in “Indomitable,” the tale of Jair Ohmsford’s desperate quest to complete the destruction of the evil Ildatch . . . armed only with the magic of illusion.
What’s on the horizon for 2016 and beyond? Find out in this annual ebook sampler of excerpts from some of Del Rey’s most exciting science fiction and fantasy titles!
 
Inside are a slew of iconic authors and brands. Michael J. Sullivan, the author of the Riyria series, kicks off an original five-book saga. Elizabeth Moon revisits her classic military sci-fi epic Vatta’s War with a new standalone novel. Science Fiction Hall of Famer Connie Willis returns with a satire of love and (mis)communication. China Miéville, one of the most consistently original voices in any genre, presents a brilliant work of alternate history. And a bold era of World of Warcraft storytelling begins with a tale of justice and vengeance.
 
Here, too, are emerging voices and incredible new visions. At the edge of the Russian wilderness, a young girl tries to protect her family from terrifying fairy tales come to life. In Kolkata, India, a college professor learns of a race of people at once more than human yet kin to beasts. An ordinary family in England undertakes a ten-year period of servitude to a ruling class endowed with powerful magic. A contestant on a reality TV show, cut off from all outside contact, learns that the real world may have changed in terrifying ways. A young man with inexplicable powers is recruited by a secret training program at West Point. And in South Dakota, a child falls through the earth—only to wake up in the palm of a giant metal hand.
 
This marvelous ebook sampler contains excerpts from eleven recent and upcoming works:
 
AGE OF MYTH by Michael J. Sullivan
THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE by Katherine Arden
COLD WELCOME by Elizabeth Moon
CROSSTALK by Connie Willis
THE DEVOURERS by Indra Das
GILDED CAGE by Vic James
THE LAST DAYS OF NEW PARIS by China Miéville
THE LAST ONE by Alexandra Oliva
THE POINT by John Dixon
SLEEPING GIANTS by Sylvain Neuvel
WORLD OF WARCRAFT: ILLIDAN by William King
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