Dramocles, an ordinary king on an ordinary planet, finds himself thrust into an adventure that combines soap opera, Greek tragedy, and Shakespearean drama as he unwillingly, and disastrously, seeks to fulfill a momentous destiny that is only revealed to him a piece at a time as he manages to foment an interplanetary war, precipitate the disintegration of his family, lose all his friends, and uncover betrayal among his closest advisers as barbarian invaders besiege his realm.
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Bill, the Galactic Hero on The Planet of Bottled Brains
He's the perfect starship trooper: big, strong, and not too bright. He's the perfect hero: willing to do almost anything to save his neck (it's one of the body parts that's still his own.)Tsuris, the Mystery Plane, has a mysterious secret weapon,…
Shards of Space
In "Fool's Mate," it takes a crazy man and a set of fake orders to break a deadly battle stalemate in deep space.The ten other stories in this collection are "Prospector's Special," "The Girls and Nugent Miller," "Meeting of the Minds," "Potential,"…
Dimension of Miracles
Thomas Carmody wins the Intergalactic Sweepstakes and leaves Earth behind. He ends up following his fast-talking Prize from place to place, seeing talking dinosaurs, a perfect city smothering its residents with motherly love, a giant, slightly…
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Store of Infinity
In “The Prize of Peril,” everyone lives on . . . because when someone is about to die, the emergency squad is always there to bring that person back—whether he or she wants it or not.The seven other stories in this collection are…
Star Trek - Deep Space Nine: das Spiel der Laertaner
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