Sadie Simcowicz has always felt like a girl born in the wrong era: she rolls her hair, wears red lipstick and vintage dresses, and takes swing dancing classes every Monday evening. She loves the ‘40’s, and she loves old films, especially the ones starring her favorite WWII spy, Clifton Brand. If he were real and not just some piece of monochrome celluloid, Sadie jokes that she'd finally have the man of her dreams . . . Read more here!
It is Anna's sixteenth birthday, and she has just realized that her world is not as it seems. First there is the discovery that the man she loved as her father was not her father at all. Then there is the butler Jeffries: after increasingly odd occurrences around him, he reveals that he is not an English servant but something much stranger and more exotic: a faery named Anselem who has been guarding Anna her entire life. Read more here!
In the near future, robots perform tasks which are considered too dangerous to risk human life. One member of the "Automated Workforce", Beta York 35, awakens after a tragedy that kills several comrades to find that he feels sorrow and anger over the role his race is confined to: "disposable people". He knows that his new feelings could be the most significant evolution anyone, man or machine has ever made, and something must be done about it. Read more here!
In the spring of 1877, Benjamin Foster is living a perfectly bland, unassuming life in London as a bookkeeper-until the day he receives the news that his sister has been viciously murdered. A trip to America to settle her estate leads to encounters with menacing yellow-eyed assassins, henchmen who could break his neck like a twig, and a very unexpected bequest: his sister's son, Jonah.
The Japan of bright lights and somber temples is gone. In its place is a horrific world of monsters—yokai—terrorizing all those who suffer in the wasteland of the Now. Into this hell one fiercely determined woman must go: she is Suzume, the "Sparrow", and she seeks to rescue her grandfather, a hero to his people and a legendary Yokai-Hunter. Her only help in this mission is a kitsune, Suzume's sworn enemy: a liar, a seducer, and a powerful ally.