|Keith Laumer||The House in November and The Other Sky||Paperback|
|Keith Laumer||Bolo: Annals of the Dinochrome Brigade||Bolo||Paperback|
|Keith Laumer||Retiefs War||Paperback|
|Keith Laumer||Time Trap||Paperback|
|Stephen R. Lawhead||Taliesin (The Pendragon Cycle, Book 1)||The Pendragon Cycle||While the druids of the Isle of the Mighty predict the coming of one whose song will change the world, a young priestess in Atlantis foresees the destruction of her homeland. The love story of the bard Taliesin and the Princess Charis begins a new series for Lawhead ("The Empyrion Saga" and the "Dragon King Trilogy"). This graceful combination of Atlantean legend, Celtic myth, and Christian messagereminiscent of C.S. Lewisis highly recommended. JC
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.||Trade Paperback|
|Gentry Lee||Bright Messengers||Rama||Lee's first solo mission (his collaboration with Arthur C. Clarke yielded the three latest Rama novels: Rama II, The Garden of Rama and Rama Revealed) continues in the Rama universe, beginning on Earth in 2141 during a depression called the Great Chaos. Using visits by the bright messengers (who may be angels or aliens), Lee brings together the lives of agnostic engineer Johann Eberhardt and Sister Beatrice, a devout nun of the order of St. Michael of Siena. The ensuing venture to Mars, to the messengers' ship and to the beyond is classic SF?a tale that exhibits Lee's firm control of character and dialogue and, in the best tradition of the genre, one in which love and sex play major roles. Although the resolution of Sister Beatrice's struggle with chastity lacks any unique insight, she is otherwise a remarkable religious figure, both admirable and accessible. And in solidly fleshing out Johann's professional, filial and uxorial roles, Lee may well have created a new hero.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.||Hardcover|
|Tanith Lee||The Silver Metal Lover||Hardcover|
|Ursula K. LeGuin||City of Illusions||Paperback|
|Ursula K. LeGuin, Ruth Robbins (ill.)||A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, Book One)||The Earthsea Cycle||High Fantasy by Hugo and Nebula award winner, Ursula K. LeGuin. Book 1 of the Earthsea Cycle. "In his day Ged, called the Sparrowhawk, became both dragonlord and Archmage. His story is told in many songs, but this is the haunting tale of a proud, lonely boy in the time before his fame. It is a tale of wizards, dragons and shadows played out in Earthsea, a world of numberless islands and vast oceans where mages, looking for adventure, wandered, working magic..."||Paperback|
|Ursula K. LeGuin||Tehanu (The Earthsea Cycle, Book 4)||The Earthsea Cycle||Ursula K. LeGuin follows her classic trilogy from Earthsea with a magical tale that won the 1991 Nebula Award for Science Fiction. Unlike the tales in the trilogy, this novel is short and concise, yet it is by no means simplistic. Promoted as a children's book because of the awards garnered in that category by her previous work, Tehanu transcends classification and shows the wizardry of female magic. The story involves a middle-age widow who sets out to visit her dying mentor and eventually cares for his favorite student. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.||Paperback|
|Ursula K. LeGuin||The Farthest Shore (The Earthsea Cycle, Book 3)||The Earthsea Cycle||Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea cycle has become one of the best-loved fantasies of our time. The windswept world of Earthsea is one of the greatest creations in all fantasy literature, frequently compared with J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth or C.S. Lewis' Narnia. The magnificent saga begins with A Wizard Of Earthsea, continues in The Tombs Of Atuan and The Farthest Shore, and concludes with Tehanu --each book a treasure of wisdom, wonder, and literary wizardry. The magic had gone out of the world. All over Earthsea the mages had forgotten their spells, the springs of wizardry were running dry. Ged, Dragonlord and Archmage, set out with Arren, a highborn young prince, to seek the source of the darkness. This is the tale of their harrowing journey beyond the shores of death to heal a wounded land. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.||Paperback|
|Ursula K. LeGuin||Dispossessed||Shevek, a brilliant physicist, decides to take action. he will seek answers, question the unquestionable, and attempt to tear down the walls of hatred that have isolated his planet of anarchists from the rest of the civilized universe. To do this dangerous task will mean giving up his family and possibly his life. Shevek must make the unprecedented journey to the utopian mother planet, Anarres, to challenge the complex structures of life and living, and ignite the fires of change.
--This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.||Paperback|
|Ursula K. LeGuin||The Tombs of Atuan (The Earthsea Cycle, Book 2)||The Earthsea Cycle||Often compared to Tolkien's Middle-earth or Lewis's Narnia, Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea is a stunning fantasy world that grabs quickly at our hearts, pulling us deeply into its imaginary realms. Four books (A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore, and Tehanu) tell the whole Earthsea cycle--a tale about a reckless, awkward boy named Sparrowhawk who becomes a wizard's apprentice after the wizard reveals Sparrowhawk's true name. The boy comes to realize that his fate may be far more important than he ever dreamed possible. Le Guin challenges her readers to think about the power of language, how in the act of naming the world around us we actually create that world. Teens, especially, will be inspired by the way Le Guin allows her characters to evolve and grow into their own powers.
In this second book of Le Guin's Earthsea series, readers will meet Tenar, a priestess to the "Nameless Ones" who guard the catacombs of the Tombs of Atuan. Only Tenar knows the passageways of this dark labyrinth, and only she can lead the young wizard Sparrowhawk, who stumbles into its maze, to the greatest treasure of all. Will she? --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.||Paperback|
|Ursula K. LeGuin||The Wind's Twelve Quarters: Short stories||Hardcover|
|Ursula K. LeGuin||Three Hainish novels||Rocannon's World, Planet of Exile, and City of Illusions||Hardcover|
|Fritz Leiber||Swords And Deviltry (Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser #1)||Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser||The First Volume in ibooks' Reissues of the Fantasies by Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master Fritz Leiber!
Swords and Deviltry introduces us to a strange world where fantastic but thoroughly flawed anti-heroes Fafhrd and Gray Mouser find the familiar in themselves and discover the icy power of female magic. Three master-magician femme-fatales and a sprightly lad illuminate the bonds between father and son, the relationship between the bravado of the imagination, and the courage of fools. A hedge wizard explains the cold war between the sexes. Mouse and Fafhrd meet again and traverse the smoke and mirrors of Lankhmar learning more and more of the foggy world in which they live, experiencing the pleasures and pains of the City of Sevenscore Thousand Smokers that will lead them to countless more adventures and misadventures.
Review by Matthew Urick (PARSEC):
White Wolf Press is putting all of the Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser adventures in new editions. That alone should be recommendation enough for anyone who has not read them. But these new editions have an attraction for the reader already familiar with these stories: they are putting the contents of two books into one high-quality volume at the regular price. An added bonus is each book and story has a frontspiece drawn by Mike Migola.
All the stories are rewarding reading. My favorites are the first four published. these were bought by John Campbell for Unknown, although he almost did not buy them because he thought they were more of a Weird Tales mood. In fact, Leiber was writing the stories for Weird Tales, but never sold any of the series there. This was surprising to me because those early Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser tales are so different in style and mood, to me, than the average fantasy adventure of then - and of today. They are examples of what made Unknown the unique magazine it was. It is sufficient to say this "difference" is still there in the other stories.
The first two volumes are out in paperback, the third is currently available in hardback, and the fourth and final one is to be published this year (1998). Let me finish by recommending the hardback editions. These editions also contain a map of Lankhmar on the end papers and as a final nice touch, the frontspiece of the two books contained in the volume are embossed on the front cover.
Review by Bill Johnston (PSSFS):
Ill Met in Lankhmar/The Fair in Emain Macha by Fritz Leiber/ Charles de Lint is the latest in the line of double books by TOR. Even though I don't read fantasy, I have only been disappointed by a couple of TOR's selections up till now, so I read this one as well. Ill Met in Lankhmar is a must. Even John Clarke would be hard put to complain about it, and that is no minor statement. The Fair in Emain Macha is a story of "Myrddin", obviously Merlin, and I enjoyed it. Not being a reader of fantasy I can't say anything more, but I think people will like it. ||Paperback|
|Fritz Leiber||Ships to the Stars||Paperback|
|Fritz Leiber||Sword Against Wizardry (Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser #4)||Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser||Paperback|
|Fritz Leiber||The Best of Fritz Leiber||Hardcover|
|Fritz Leiber||Swords in the Mist (Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser #3)||Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser||Paperback|
|Fritz Leiber||Swords Against Death (Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser #2)||Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser||Cover By Jeff Jones||Paperback|
|Fritz Leiber||The Night of the Wolf||Paperback|
|Fritz Leiber||The Big Time||Ace Double D-491. Both sides are paperback originals.||Paperback|
|Fritz Leiber||Swords and Ice Magic (Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser #6)||Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser||Paperback|