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How to Become a Mars Overlord

Catherynne M. Valente

This short story originally appeared in Lightspeed, August 2010. It can also be found in the anthologies Year's Best SF 16 (2011), edited by Kathryn Cramer and David G. Hartwell, Lightspeed: Year One (2011), edited by John Joseph Adams, and Twenty-First Century Science Fiction (2013), edited by David G. Hartwell and Patrick Nielsen Hayden. It is included in the collection Ventriloquism (2010).

Read the full story for free at Lightspeed.

The Man Who Mastered Time / Overlords From Space

Ace Double D-Series: Book 173

Ray Cummings
Joseph E. Kelleam

The Man Who Mastered Time

It took what seemed but half a day's traveling to traverse the 28,000 years that separated Loto Rogers from the most beautiful girl he had ever seen. He had expected to find mighty cities and a flowering civilization in that future world, but instead he found only ice and snow--and Azeela.

Overlords From Space

They sought the secret of life on Earth.

OverLord, Vol. 1: The Undead King

OverLord: Book 1

Kugane Maruyama

For twelve years, the virtual world of Yggdrasil has served as the playground and battlefield for the skeletal lord Momonga and his guild of fellow monsters, Ainz Ooal Gown. But the guild's glory days are over, and the game is shutting down permanently. When Momonga logs in one last time just to be there when the servers go dark, something happens--and suddenly, fantasy is reality. A rogues' gallery of fanatically devoted NPCs is ready to obey his every order, but the world Momonga now inhabits is not the one he remembers. The game may be over, but the epic tale of Ainz Ooal Gown is only beginning...

OverLord, Vol. 2: The Dark Warrior

OverLord: Book 2

Kugane Maruyama

It has been a week since Momonga logged in to his favorite RPG one last time and stranded himself there. Now he leads his guild as the Ainz Ooal Gown overlord. Finding himself in dire need of better information, he travels disguised as an adventurer to the walled city of E-Rantel, with Narberal the battle maid at his side. The pair accept a mission to retrieve medicinal herbs, making for a forest said to be the home of a great and wise beast. But the sinister influence of a fanatical cabal approaches E-Rantel, and the armor-clad Ainz will face both a ruthless warrior and a legion of the undead!

OverLord, Vol. 3: The Blood Valkyrie

OverLord: Book 3

Kugane Maruyama

Lord Ainz has made great progress moonlighting as the indomitable hero Momon, but what should be a moment of triumph is shattered--by news of rebellion. He vows to find out what has happened and to defend the honor of his guild and home--Ainz Ooal Gown.

OverLord, Vol. 4: The Lizardman Heroes

Overlord: Book 4

Kugane Maruyama

One day, in a peaceful lizardman village, an ominous messenger visits with a warning from the Great Tomb of Nazarick: In eight days' time, they will be annihilated. Unwilling to stand by and wait, the fighter and traveler Zaryusu journeys to the other lizardman tribes--who have received the same message--hoping to form an alliance against their impossibly strong opponent. But though the warriors try valiantly to resist, Ainz Ooal Gown and his undead army hold the power to determine their fate...

OverLord, Vol. 5: The Men of the Kingdom, Part 1

OverLord: Book 5

Kugane Maruyama

In the kingdom of Re-Estize, a sinister organization known as the Eight Fingers holds sway of the criminal underworld. Ainzs orders Sebas to infiltrate the capital to gather intel on this shadowy group sucking the marrow from the kingdom's bones. At the same time, a young soldier named Climb struggles to hone his skills to better serve the "Golden Princess" while the once great warrior Brian returns home a broken man... Against the backdrop of an ancient city fraying at its edges, three men will challenge the corruption of the vicious Eight Fingers!

OverLord, Vol. 6: The Men of the Kingdom, Part II

Overlord: Book 6

Kugane Maruyama

After weathering several setbacks and attacks, the Eight Fingers criminal organization is not about to simply sit back and watch quietly. To retaliate, they've dispatched the infamously brutal enforcers, the Six Arms. Rushing out to meet them in battle is the adamantite-rank adventurer party, the Blue Roses, led by Lakyus herself.

OverLord, Vol. 7: The Invaders of the Great Tomb

Overlord: Book 7

Kugane Maruyama

A group of "workers" whose better judgement has been clouded by hopes and expectations have descended into the unknown depths of a mysterious tomb.

These trespassers include the small but elite team Foresight, the storied warriors of Heavy Masher, the crew lead by a legendary elder worker, Green Leaf, and the invincible swordsmen of Angel.

They are some of the best that can be hired, but as more and more vengeful residents of Nazarrick appear, will any make it out alive?

OverLord, Vol. 8: The Two Leaders

OverLord: Book 8

Kugane Maruyama

After being saved from danger by Ainz, Enri and the apothecary Nfirea have been living life to the fullest as they spend their days together in Carne Village alongside their goblin-guard neighbors. But after the Wise King of the Forest left the region, the balance of the forest has been disrupted and something has filled the vacuum of power...

OverLord, Vol. 9: The Caster of Destruction

Overlord: Book 9

Kugane Maruyama

Every year, a conflict breaks out between the Kingdom and the Empire that usually ends as nothing more than a stalemate. But when the Empire's ruler, the Fresh Blood Emperor Jircniv, visits the Great Tomb of Nazarick, Ainz will enter the fray, turning the border skirmish into an all-out war!

OverLord, Vol. 10: The Ruler of Conspiracy

OverLord: Book 10

Kugane Maruyama

After establishing the Kingdom of Darkness, Ainz is determined to turn it into a utopia-a place where many races and creatures can all enjoy unending prosperity. His first step toward his ultimate goal is the expansion of the Adventurers Guild and training of adventurers themselves, which leads him to pay a visit to the Empire! Elsewhere, the regional leaders have been unsettled by the sudden appearance of the Kingdom of Darkness and are quickly plotting their own ways to deal with the upstart nation... Ainz's first actions as ruler of an immortal kingdom have only just begun!

OverLord, Vol. 11: The Dwarven Crafter

OverLord: Book 11

Kugane Maruyama

In search of the lost art of rune crafting, Ainz journeys to the land of the dwarves. Accompanied by Aura and Shalltear, he arrives only to find that the Dwarven Kingdom is beset by an invasion run by someone besides himself! He soon strikes a deal to obtain the secrets behind the making of runes in return for assisting the natives in reclaiming their capital, but it may not be so easy when a legendary frost dragon stands in his way!