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Draw One in the Dark

By: Sarah Hoyt

Description: Every one of us has the beast inside. But for Kyrie Smith, the beast is no metaphor. Since she was 15, when she first shape-shifted into a savage, black panther, Kyrie has questioned her humanity and moved from town to town, searching for a way to feel human again.

Excerpt: And yet she couldn't pretend nothing had happened. She knew she had heard the scream. With that type of scream, someone or something was in trouble bad. Back there. In the parking lot. At this time of night most of the clientele of the Athens came in on foot, from the nearby apartment complexes or from the college dorms just a couple of blocks away. It could be hours before anyone went out to the parking lot. Kyrie didn't want to go out there, either. But she co...

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The Philisophical Strangler

By: Eric Flint

Description: Mighty Greyboar, the world's greatest professional strangler, is dissatisfied with his lot in life. The work is steady and the pay is good, but what, he wonders, is the point of it all But when he learns that there is a Supreme Philosophy of Life*, Greyboar the Strangler is Born Again! Still, just how can a professional man in good standing pay the bills with all this philosophical exploration getting in the way That's what his hard-headed agent and manager ...

Excerpt: And that's how the whole thing started. It was bad enough when Greyboar was wasting his time (and my patience) searching for a philosophy of life. But now that he's found one, he's impossible. If I'd known in advance what was going to happen, I wouldn't have touched the job for all the gold in Ozar. But there it is—I was an agent, not a fortune-teller. And even though we were flush at the moment, I always had an eye out for a lucrative job. Folly ever comes cloa...

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Fledgling

By: Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

Description: Theo Waitley has lived all her young life on Delgado,a Safe World that is home to one of the galaxy's premier institutions of higher learning where her mother is a professor. Her life drastically turns upside down when her mother, Kamele, a professor at the university leaves the only father that Theo has known and takes on a higher new position at the university. Theo is then put through many misadventures and forced to change the only life she’s known.

Excerpt: Why do I have to go with her? Theo demanded, and winced at the quaver in her voice. She'd meant to sound cool and remote and adult. Instead, she just sounded like a kid on the edge of a tantrum. Housefather Kiladi looked up from his work screen and regarded her just a shade too seriously. Theo bit her lip. Because, he said in his deep, calm voice, in the culture predominant upon Delgado, children—by which I mean those persons who have not attained what that same...

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The Course of Empire

By: Eric Flint and K. D. Wentworth

Description: Conquered by the Jao twenty years ago, the Earth is shackled under alien tyranny—and threatened by the even more dangerous Ekhat, who are sending a genocidal extermination fleet to the solar system.

Excerpt: Windward, water of a startling blue lapped at a pale expanse of sand, while, heartward, unbridled green plant growth vied with the graceless piles of stone and glass that guarded the periphery of the great Jao military base. In front of one building, several rectangles of red and gold fabric had been secured to the top of a pole. Even from here, he could hear the cloth snapping in the breeze. Bizarre, but he supposed they must serve some purpose. The compact, el...

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Gust Front

By: John Ringo

Description: Our choice was simple: we could be cannon fodder, or we could be ... fodder. We could send our forces to fight and die (as only humans can) against a ravening horde that was literally feeding on its interstellar conquests—or remain as we were—virtually weaponless and third in line for brunch. We chose to fight.

Excerpt: I am joyful that our people have such exquisite leadership, the Ghin said. Then he also copied a human expression as his lips drew back in a broad smile. The glittering teeth of a rending carnivore were exposed for all to see and the watching Indowy shut their eyes and turned away. None of them had the stupidity to actually run or otherwise embarrass the Darhel lords, but none of them would ever forget the sight. Our future is in good hands.

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There will Be Dragons

By: John Ringo

Description: In the future there is no want, no war, no disease nor ill-timed death. The world is a paradise—and then, in a moment, it ends. The council that controls the Net falls out and goes to war. Everywhere people who have never known a moment of want or pain are left wondering how to survive.

Excerpt: She was a God, She was deliberately designed as an uncaring one. Within those parameters She had spent the last two thousand years creating a world that fit the term Utopia. As a fundamental part of Her coding, She felt a strong sense of satisfaction at how things had worked out. On the other hand, to do that required an environment that was unchanging to a boring degree. Maybe, deep down inside, the humans were as bored as She was. It looked as if interesting t...

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A Desert Called Peace

By: Tom Kratman

Description: They should have picked their enemies more carefully. Five centuries from now, on a remarkably Earthlike planet that is mankind's sole colony in space, religious fanatics called the Salafi Ikhwan have murdered the uncle of former colonel Patrick Hennessey. That was their first mistake, because uncle was rich and Hennessey was rather a good colonel. But they also murdered Hennessey's wife, Linda, and their three small children, and that was their worst mistak...

Excerpt: Your young children shall be taken back to your enemy's country, the mullah continued. Your women, and the girls over twelve, are awarded to his Pashtun Scouts as prizes. Mr. Yamaguchi, and the mullah's head nodded to indicate the oriental man who had accompanied the party, and Mr. al Ajami, another head nod, represent certain interests in Yamato and Doha that might wish to buy some of these women and girls from the Scouts. Having consulted with the Jinn I have ...

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Genellan: Planetfall

By: Scott Gier

Description: Genellan—a beautiful, Earthlike world where intelligent cliff dwellers waited in fear for the day the bear people would return, killing them for their fur . . . Genellan—the only refuge for a ship's crew and a detachment of spacer Marines, abandoned by a fleet fleeing from alien attackers. Stranded on Genellan, the humans struggled to make a home for themselves until—they hoped against hope—the fleet would return to rescue them.

Excerpt: Gorruk stood over Moth; the prone scientist sensed the general's pulsating body heat and smelled his irritation. Moth clinched shut his eyes and pressed his forehead to the floor. Why? Gorruk queried. Why does this worthless heap of intellectual offal pretend to your precious attention? The Supreme Leader has greater concerns. Our race is saved from another invasion, the enemy routed, chased from our system—again! Planetary Defense Command, with overwhelming ass...

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Dragon Quest Dai No Daiboken 91 : the Encounter with the Dragon Ri...

By: Koji Inada

Description: On a remote island in the southern seas lives Dai, a shipwrecked boy who dreams of becoming a great hero. One day, the evil demon king is revived, so it's up to Dai and his friends to stop him and the evil force that revived him. Along the way, Dai discovers the identity of the hero, the truth behind the evil force who revived the demon king, and Dai's own hidden powers that surface in times of peril.

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Shounen Hakaryuudo 7: 7: Shounen Hakaryuudo

By: Kikuta Yui

Description: Happiness will be granted to those who obtain the wings of a nymph. Due to this legend, many nymph hunters prey upon them for their wings. The Nymph Hogodantai is an organization that protects nymphs from hunters.?These nymphs are mysterious people that live in hidden villages, can hide their wings at all, and have the power of illusion. Ren, a nymph in disguise, is a hunter traveling the land, searching for the nymph who betrayed his friendship and destroye...

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+anima 24 : the Boy Who Loved a Mermaid 2: Plus Anima, Parallel +anima

By: Natsumi Mukai

Description: Beings who possess animal-like powers walk among humans in this alternate universe. These mysterious mutants, the +Anima, are shunned by society. Four outcasts in particular--Cooro, a boy with crow-like powers; Husky, a fish-boy; Senri, a bear +Anima; and a girl named Nana, who wields the power of the bat--search for others like themselves while trying to gain acceptance in a world cruel to anyone or anything that is different.

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Spice and Wolf (Okami to Koshinryo) : Issue 22

By: Hasekura Isuna

Description: With his carthorse as his only companion, the young merchant Kraft Lawrence slowly wends his way through dusty back roads in search of profitable trade. But this monotony screeches to a halt when, one night, he encounters a harvest goddess in the guise of a beautiful young girl…with wolf ears and a tail! Longing for the northern lands of her birth, Holo the Wisewolf joins Lawrence as he follows the ebb and flow of trade through the countryside. And when the ...

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Buster Keel! : Issue 11: Welcome to the Jungle

Description: Keel the hero of our story is looking desperately for Silva the so called best monster fighter to retrieve something precious that he took away from him, on his search he joins a beginner monster fighter girl, along with her flying pig monster and goes for an adventure to find Silva who for some reason has been missing for 3 years?!?

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Saiyuki 41: Gensomaden Saiyuki, Saiyuuki

By: Minekura Kazuya

Description: Having been assigned by the human elders the mission of stopping a mystical plague that has afflicted the Youkai with madness, Genjyo Sanzo assembles his team of Youkai warriors, desperately hoping that the disease will not affect them. He sets up qualifying tests that will help him determine the loyalty and worth of Cho Hakkai, Son Goku and Sha Gojyo. The team then journeys west to rid the land of madness.

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Fushigi Yuugi Genbu Kaiden 30: Fushigi Yûgi: La Légende De Gembu, ...

By: Watase Yuu

Description: When schoolgirl Takiko Okuda attempts to destroy her father's translation of -The Universe of the Four Gods- she is instead literally sucked into the story, becoming the Priestess of Genbu in an epic journey to find the seven Celestial Warriors!

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Dragon Quest Dai No Daiboken 324 : Sieze Victory!!!: Dragon Quest:...

By: Koji Inada

Description: On a remote island in the southern seas lives Dai, a shipwrecked boy who dreams of becoming a great hero. One day, the evil demon king is revived, so it's up to Dai and his friends to stop him and the evil force that revived him. Along the way, Dai discovers the identity of the hero, the truth behind the evil force who revived the demon king, and Dai's own hidden powers that surface in times of peril.

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Kingdom Hearts 3 : the Light Inside the Hand: Kh, Disney Square En...

By: Tetsuya Nomura

Description: Sora is a young energetic boy looking forward to exploring the world with his friends, Riku and Kairi. The threesome is working hard on completing a raft that will allow them to leave their island but one day a mysterious force causes Sora to gain a special weapon known as the Keyblade. He fights some weird monsters and gets transported to a strange town. Meanwhile, Donald and Goofy leave their castle to search for the king and the chosen one who holds the k...

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Dear 8: to the Daybreaking Sky

By: Fujiwara Cocoa

Description: She lives alone in a small secluded house deep in a mountainous forest, the TV her only connection to the outside world. After years of watching and dreaming of what life must be like in the outside world, she has gathered up her courage to venture out and explore the local village. However, she must be careful not to stand out among the humans, for Chiruha holds a secret ... Kisara also holds a secret ... and a grudge. He is searching for who--or whatever c...

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Densetsu No Yuusha No Densetsu 11: Densetsu No Yusha No Densetsu

By: Kagami Takaya

Description: A mythical story with swords and magic centering around one lethargic Roland Empire student named Ryner Lute. After getting dragged into a war and losing many of his friends, Ryner is asked by the soon-to-be enthroned king, Zion Astal, to help rebuild Roland postwar by searching for legendary relics. Accompanying him is a beautiful, capable, yet arrogant swordswoman named Ferris Eris, who’s always quick to insult and abuse Ryner. Meanwhile, a new turmoil begins to approach Roland.

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Dolls Code 2: the Horror of the First Exam Begins

By: Kinashi Runamu

Description: The 7 teenagers who committed crimes had their body parts related to the crime they committed taken away and was sent to a school with a locked room. To return to their normal lives, they have to continuously take the examination and graduate as the first in class within one week, or else ...

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