Fall, or Dodge in Hell is a grand drama of analog and digital, man and machine, angels and demons, gods and followers, the finite and the eternal. In this exhilarating epic, Neal Stephenson raises profound existential questions and touches on the revolutionary breakthroughs that are transforming our future
Growing up hearing stories about her magically powerful women ancestors, a Russian-American girl who's inherited a family ability to see her own death contemplates a life of free will when an aunt's passing is contrary to her visions.
Possessing the supernatural ability to see and cast out demons, Girolamo Savanarola of 15th-century Florence organizes seemingly miraculous peace initiatives and delivers soul-transforming sermons before enthralled crowds, inciting the wrath of the pope.
When a seemingly-innocent trumpet solo somehow opens a transdimensional connection to a parallel universe, three California teens find themselves taken on a million mile road trip across a landscape of alien civilizations in a beat-up, purple '80s wagon — with a dark-energy motor, graphene tires and quantum shocks, of course. Their goal? To stop carnivorous flying saucers from invading Earth. And, just maybe, to find love along the way.
Fatima lives in the city of Noor, a thriving stop along the Silk Road. The city bears scars of its recent past, when the chaotic tribe of Shayateen djinn slaughtered its entire population — except for Fatima and two other humans. Now ruled by a new maharajah, Noor is protected from the Shayateen by the Ifrit, djinn of order and reason. But when one of the most potent of the Ifrit dies, Fatima is changed in ways she cannot fathom.
It's been four weeks since the bloody showdown at Black Mesa, and Maggie Hoskie, Diné monster hunter, is trying to make the best of things. Only her latest bounty hunt has gone sideways, she's lost her only friend, Kai Arviso, and she's somehow found herself responsible for a girl with a strange clan power.
Faithfully adapted from the original novel, a next graphic-novel installment finds Shadow and Wednesday leaving the House on the Rock to continue their journey across the country, where they establish aliases, meet new gods and prepare for war.
Princess Hesina of Yan has always been eager to shirk the responsibilities of the crown, but when her beloved father is murdered, she's thrust into power, suddenly the queen of an unstable kingdom. Determined to find her father's killer, Hesina does something desperate: she enlists the aid of a soothsayer — a treasonous act, punishable by death, because in Yan, magic was outlawed centuries ago.
Ambassador Mahit Dzmare arrives in the center of the multi-system Teixcalaanli Empire only to discover that her predecessor, the previous ambassador from their small but fiercely independent mining Station, has died. But no one will admit that his death wasn't an accident — or that Mahit might be next to die, during a time of political instability in the highest echelons of the imperial court.
Over the course of 51 days in Chicago, an unknown woman appears publicly 11 times, then suddenly dies in a fiery explosion mid-air. No one knows who she was, how she flew, or why. A disturbed 15-year-old girl named Luna becomes obsessed with learning everything about her, even as rumors and conspiracy theories roil. As Luna comes closer to the truth, she hopes that cracking the secrets of the Flying Woman's inner life will somehow lead to liberation from her own troubled mind.
After the tempest, after the reunion, after her father drowned his books, Miranda was meant to enter a brave new world. Naples awaited her, and Ferdinand, and a throne. Instead she finds herself in Milan, in her father's castle, surrounded by hostile servants who treat her like a ghost. Whispers cling to her like spiderwebs, whispers that carry her dead mother's name. And though he promised to give away his power, Milan is once again contorting around Prospero's dark arts.
When sisters Muna and Sakti wake upon the peaceful beach of the island of Janda Baik, they can't remember anything, except that they are bound as only sisters can be. They have been cursed by an unknown enchanter, and slowly Sakti starts to fade away. The only hope of saving her is to go to distant Britain, where the Sorceress Royal has established an academy to train women in magic. If Muna is to save her sister, she must learn to navigate high society, and trick the English magicians into believing she is a magical prodigy.
Tells the story of Fatima, a concubine in the royal court of Granada, the last emirate of Muslim Spain, and her dearest friend Hassan, the palace mapmaker. Hassan has a secret — he can draw maps of places he's never seen and bend the shape of reality.