When a magical fairy emerges from an heirloom ornament that young Jack accidentally breaks in his enthusiasm for staging the best Christmas ever, she is able to conjure all the trappings of Christmas on a grand scale — but she can't fix the broken ornament that's so precious to Jack's mother.
200 years from now, Trish "Trash" Nupindju lives on the newly inhabited Mars, whose settlers live under harsh and ruthless conditions. Trish dreams of only one thing: becoming a hoverderby star. It seems like making the professional derby team is the only way to escape a future of poverty on her parents' farm. But, what happens when a half-dead Martian shows up on her doorstep and changes everything?
A survivor of an apocalyptic plague maintains a blog about a decimated Manhattan before joining a motley group of survivors to search for a place to rebuild, a goal that is complicated by an unscrupulous group leader.
Collects six wildly inventive short comics stories that might collectively be dubbed "speculative memoir." Schrauwen's deadpan depictions of his and his offspring's upcoming lives include alien abduction, dialogue with future agents, and coded messages in envelopes at breakfast.
Collects issues #1-8 of the original run of The Sandman, beginning an epic saga unique in graphic literature and introducing readers to a dark and enchanting world of dreams and nightmares — the home of Morpheus, the King of Dreams, and his kin, the Endless.
As if being an awkward, bullied 15-year-old weren't enough, suddenly "Fergie" Ferguson can see ghosts. Well, one ghost specifically — a certain punk rocker named Sid. Sid's spirit has been trapped in London's Heathrow Airport for 40 years, until the day he meets Fergie. Now Sid's ghost is now stuck to Fergie, and Fergie has to contend with an unruly sidekick and some weird, uncontrollable new abilities.
In late 1997, a teenager and her yellow toy robot travel west through a strange landscape where the ruins of battle drones litter the countryside, along with the trash of a high-tech consumerist society addicted to a virtual-reality system.
Clay Cooper and his band were once the best of the best, the most feared and renowned crew of mercenaries this side of the Heartwyld.
Their glory days long past, the mercs have grown apart and grown old, fat, drunk, or a combination of the three. Then an ex-bandmate turns up at Clay's door with a plea for help — the kind of mission that only the very brave or the very stupid would sign up for.
In this second volume of Nicholas Eames' The Band series, bored female bartender Tam Hashford leaps at the chance to become a bard for a world-famous mercenary band and sets off on an adventure.
The del Cisne girls have never just been sisters; they're also rivals, Blanca as obedient and graceful as Roja is vicious and manipulative. They know that, because of a generations-old spell, their family is bound to a bevy of swans deep in the woods. They know that, one day, the swans will pull them into a dangerous game that will leave one of them a girl, and trap the other in the body of a swan.
Kenji Miyazawa is one of modern Japan's most beloved writers, a great poet and a strange and marvelous spinner of tales, whose sly, humorous, enchanting, and enigmatic stories bear a certain resemblance to those of his contemporary Robert Walser. Translated by John Bester.
All across the United States, people scramble to survive new, draconian policies that mark and track immigrants and their children (citizens or not) as their freedoms rapidly erode around them. For the "inked" — those whose immigration status has been permanently tattooed on their wrists — the famous words on the Statue of Liberty are starting to ring hollow. The tattoos have marked them for horrors they could not have imagined within US borders.
For generations, the elves sought a safe haven against all who would do them harm. But the dream that Chief Cutter and his Wolfriders fought and died for, the Palace of the High Ones, may be the very thing destroying them. The skills that helped them survive the harsh world are fading, and there is a growing threat from a tyrant obsessed with exterminating all elves — creating a disastrous brew that must surely boil over.
Coming of age in a land where her magi mother was killed by the zealous king's guards along with other former wielders of magic, Zélie embarks on a journey alongside her brother and a fugitive princess to restore her people's magical abilities.
A comics anthology, edited by Amanda Lafrenais, about an Earth where anyone and everyone has access to the stars! Six months from now, detailed schematics anonymously uploaded to the Internet will describe, in perfect detail, how to build a faster-than-light engine for $200 in easily-available parts. Space travel will become instantly — and chaotically — democratized. The entire cosmos will be within reach of all humankind. This is what happens next.