Presents an imaginative tale rooted in early nineteenth-century German Romanticism that explores parallels between the origin legend of the famous Nutcracker with the life of Drosselmeier, the toymaker who carves him.
"Nicole Claveloux's short stories—originally published in the late 1970s and never before collected in English—are among the most beautiful comics ever created: whimsical, intoxicating, with the freshness and splendor of dreams. In hallucinatory color or elegant black-and-white, she brings us into lands that are very different from our own but oddly recognizable. They are lands filled with murderous grandmothers and lonely city dwellers, bad-tempered vegetables and walls that are surprisingly easy to fall through, lands in which the very air seems alive and capable of telling you a dirty joke (or the meaning of life). In the title story, a new houseplant becomes the first step in an epic journey of self-discovery and a witty fable of modern romance—complete with talking shrubbery, infantile gourmands, a wised-up genie, and one very depressed bird. This new selection is the perfect introduction to the work of an unforgettable, unjustly neglected master of French comics"—
While in Victorian London chaperoning her younger sister, an aspiring art critic, Evadne Gray enrolls in a fencing school where she soon discovers that her instructor is also a demon hunter and that her sister may have been pulled into this hidden world by a diabolist obsessed with youth and beauty. Original. 20,000 first printing.
A debut installment in a new series by the best-selling author of Condemnation introduces hero Sikander North, a Kashmiri officer on board the starship CSS Hector who struggles to prove himself to his Aquilan crewmates and the colonial ruler's headstrong daughter during a violent uprising.
Augmenting his limited income by smuggling contraband to survive on the moon's wealthy city of Artemis, Jazz agrees to commit what seems to be a perfect, lucrative crime only to find herself embroiled in a conspiracy for control of the city. By the best-selling author of The Martian.
Philip Pullman returns to the world of his Dark Materials trilogy with a new novel that tells the story of how Lyra Belacqua and her daemon Pantalaimon came to be living at Jordan College.
In a novel of speculative fiction, an award-winning author contemplates a world where teenage girls now have immense physical power—they can cause agonizing pain and even death, drastically resetting the balance of the world. By the author of The Liars' Gospel. 25,000 first printing.
Odd-mannered, obsessive, withdrawn, Aster has little to offer folks in the way of rebuttal when they call her ogre and freak. She's used to the names; she only wishes there was more truth to them. If she were truly a monster, as they accuse, she'd be powerful enough to tear down the walls of the brutal ship where she and her ancestors have lived for generations.
The award-winning author of the Ancillary trilogy presents the story of a power-driven young woman who frees a thief from a prison planet and seeks to reclaim priceless stolen artifacts as part of her plan to secure the status she craves.
Judith "Jack" Chen, a scientist-turned-drug pirate, travels the world in a submarine to bring cheap medicine to the poor, but when her latest drug hack results in a trail of lethal overdoses, she is pursued by a jaded military agent and his robotic partner.
Picking up immediately after the events of The Last Ever After, the latest entry in "The School for Good and Evil" series follows favorite characters Sophie, Tedros and Agatha as they leave the castles and embark on assigned quests for glory. Illustrations by Iacopo Bruno.
Sierra and her friends love their new lives as shadowshapers, making art and creating change with the spirits of Brooklyn. Then Sierra receives a strange card depicting a beast called the Hound of Light — an image from the enigmatic, influential Deck of Worlds. The shadowshapers know their next battle has arrived.
This collection of Victorian tales that imagined futures full of strange science and technologies surprisingly includes the familiar themes of modern science fiction, like time travel and robots, in stories from Edgar Allan Poe, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy and Alice Fuller. Original.
Born with powers that forced her into hiding, Brigitta, a princess hidden away from her villainous half-brother, turns to a roguish pirate named Rupert, who has the power to harness the wind, for help when her brother discovers her existence and sets out to destroy her.
A man who has been reincarnated nearly 10,000 times, living lives in regions from ancient India and Renaissance Italy to outer space and the modern world, searches for the secret to immortality so that he can be with his beloved, the incarnation of Death.
A conclusion to the Hugo Award-winning, post-apocalyptic trilogy that began with The Fifth Season reveals how the powers and agendas of two women determine the fate of humankind in the wake of a returning Moon. Original. 75,000 first printing.